Holler

on Sat, 25 Jun 2016 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7:30am

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The Blues Band

on Sat, 25 Jun 2016 at Great Torrington RHS Garden Rosemoor 4:00pm

Show starts 8pm. Access to Gardens from 4pm for ticket holders

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The Corn Potato String Band

on Sat, 25 Jun 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Join us at midsummer 2016 for The Corn Potato String Band at Sheffield Greystones! This fabulous and fun old time trio has delighted audiences with their driving fiddle tunes and harmonious singing across North America, Europe and beyond. They are all multi-instrumentalists dedicated to continuing the music and dance traditions of the Central and Southern USA. In addition to being champion fiddlers, they play banjo, guitar, bass and mandolin. This will be a lively night of foot-stomping, old-time Appalachian merriment!

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Beskydy

on Sat, 25 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 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Guaranteed to result in limb movement a delightful fusion of fiddles and clarinet, furiously creating a wonderful atmosphere that demands a physical response. - Folk Roots Time Out London Critics Choice. One of the hidden treasures of London Folk Roots Beskydy's music could be described as East-West folk with dance. The songs tell of cultural customs, laments and desires and can be comically philosophical in celebrating the enjoyment of life despite its trials and tribulations. Their performances are invariably inclusive and shared with the audience, who, whenever possible, take to the floor for the infectious dance numbers. The music of Beskydy has its roots in the dance rhythms and songs of Moravia, Bohemia and Slovakia, through whose lands the Beskydy mountains run hence the name. They have expanded their repertoire to embrace the music of the Hungarian plains, the Danube basin and all the way down to the Black Sea, the souks and coffee-houses of Istanbul and across the sea to the bordellos of Odessa. Across these ancient trade routes, Jews, Gypsies, Ottomans, Celts and Magyars travelled carrying songs which endlessly re-invented themselves and crossed all political boundaries. Their music is Beskydy's inspiration. Beskydy have performed at amongst other venues for; The Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank, Union chapel, Arts Centres, Womad, Hackney Empire and have played several cafe series concerts at the The Royal Albert Hall, and have also enjoyed providing Foyer Music at The National Theatre and The Royal Festival Hall. From traditional dance music to songs, Beskydy create magic and presence with their exceptional musical ability. Voice, strings, clarinet, percussion and accordion define the distinctive Beskydy sound. They are an inspiring 'must see' for traditional folk music lovers!

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Cryin' Out Loud 30th Anniversary Charity Gig

on Sat, 25 Jun 2016 at Godalming Wilfrid Noyce Community Centre 7:30pm

At the Wilfred Noyce Community Centre Cryin' Out Loud celebrate 30 years of Fierce and Dangle! With special guests. There will also be a new live and retrospective CD launch. A full bar and food will be available at the venue. Tickets are £10 in advance and a limited number available on the door at £12. Proceeds going to the local Skillway Charity www.skillway.org.uk Tickets available from WeGotTickets

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Sultans Of String

on Sat, 25 Jun 2016 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

JUNO (Canada's Grammy) nominees and SiriusXM winners Sultans of String create Energetic and exciting music from a band with talent to burn! (Maverick Magazine, UK). Thrilling audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, Flamenco, Gypsy-jazz, Arabic, and South Asian rhythms, fiery violin dances with kinetic guitar, while sitar serves up shimmering grooves. Throughout, acoustic strings meet with electronic wizardry to create layers and depth of sound. They will be showcasing their new release, Subcontinental Drift, a blend of ragas, reels and rumbas with special guest/sitar master Anwar Khurshid (featured in the Oscar winning Life of Pi, The Love Guru). Since forming 8 years ago, Sultans of String have hit #1 across Canada on Top 10 national radio charts, and received multiple awards and accolades, including 2 JUNO nominations, 1st place in the ISC (out of 15,000 entries), 2 Canadian Folk Music Awards, plus invitations to perform and record with such luminaries as The Chieftains and David Bromberg.

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Alice Jones - Poor Strange Girl Tour

on Sat, 25 Jun 2016 at Accrington Peel Park Hotel 7:30pm

Alice Jones is a singer, multi-instrumentalist and dancer from Ripponden in West Yorkshire. Her background is deeply rooted in the English folk tradition and the music that she makes instantly reflects this strong influence. Alice sings mostly traditional songs accompanying herself on the piano or harmonium and sometimes  only with  foot percussion.  The sensitive and intuitive arrangements of each song  allow the stories to take centre stage  and, by her beginnings as a percussive dancer, they are  loaded with a rhythm and energy that portrays her dancer's heartbeat. Her distinctive voice and innovative style lends a fresh, modern perspective to traditional material and brings new life to old songs.

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Helter Skelter With Gypsy Fever!

on Sat, 25 Jun 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

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Katie Bradley

on Sat, 25 Jun 2016 at Manningtree Red Lion 8:00pm

We are pleased to present a blues revue evening featuring Katie Bradley with the Dave Ferra Band. Katie and Dave will perform both as solo artists and together as a full band. Katie is an amazing singer and a top performer and harmonica player. Dave is an excellent acoustic bluesman playing slide guitar or finger picking and blowing blues-rack harmonica.

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Daphna Sadeh & Jyotsna Srikanth: Balkan Jazz Meets Indian Classical

on Sat, 25 Jun 2016 at London St Ethelburga's 7:30pm

The acclaimed double bass player Daphna Sadeh and South Indian violinist Jyotsna Srikanth celebrate their unique fusion of Jazz, Balkan and South Indian Carnatic styles with an intimate live performance at St Ethelburga's.

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Ukelective Refugee Week Fund Raiser

on Sat, 25 Jun 2016 at South Brent Old School Community Centre 7:30am

As part of Refugee Week we will be hosting a gig along with guest Makiwa. One of very few events taking place in the South West we promise an evening of fun and danceable tunes. We just want you to come and let your hair down and give us as much money as possible, all proceeds will go to Medicin Sans Frontiers & Shelterbox. To help you part with your cash we will be holding a rapid raffle (don't worry, the prizes will be very cheap), selling beer and rattling buckets. To help you part with your dignity there will be a spot prize for best dressed (it says couple on the poster, but singles and group efforts will all be considered) pick your own theme or style. Also, just to add to the fun and distract you from realising how much you are donating there will be a lucky number ticket prizes. Tickets are £7.50 and will be available at the Breakfast Cafe the previous sunday at The Old School Centre, on the door or like and share this event with a comment stating how many you need and we'll reserve them for you to pick up on the night..

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30 Years Of Walford Mill Crafts "field Days Exhibition" Presents Ninebarrow

on Sat, 25 Jun 2016 at Wimborne Walford Mill Crafts 6:00am

To celebrate the week that we turn 30 as a craft center Ninebarrow will join us for an unplugged acoustic set in the Gallery here at Walford mill. Their music is part of the current Field Days exhibition and we would love for you to join us to see the brilliant work and see a top live performance.

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Marnhull Acoustic Sessions Presents Sam Green And The Midnight Heist

on Sun, 26 Jun 2016 at Marnhull Village Hall 7:00pm

Spectacular live performers this is sure to be a lively foot stomping Acoustic sessions from these festival favourites.

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Jeni And Billy Concert

on Sun, 26 Jun 2016 at Ings St Anne's Church and Village Hall 2:30pm

As part of their UK tour, Jeni and Billy performing at St Anne's Church and Village Hall, Ings, Cumbria LA8 9PY off A591 between Staveley and Windermere. Doors open 2.30pm. Concert starts 3 pm. Parking in Vintner's Yard adjacent.

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Moore Moss Rutter

on Sun, 26 Jun 2016 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

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

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Wild Ponies

on Sun, 26 Jun 2016 at East Grinstead The Dorset Arms 6:30pm

The married duo's music draws on old-time tradition while embracing the fierce spirit of the songwriters who inspire them Hazel Dickens, Steve Earle and Lucinda Williams, to name a few. On tour, Doug swaps out acoustic and electric guitar, while Telisha plays upright bass. Supported by a drummer, Wild Ponies' dynamic live shows are assertive and engaging.

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Morrigan

on Sun, 26 Jun 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Morrigan are a four piece acapella folk group from South London. Their close harmony singing creates a stunning sound that has won much praise. Ros, Sarah, Chris and Chris have sung wassail for TwickFolk on the last two Christmases, and we're bringing them back to sing and play a concert for warmer days. Although primarily an acapella grouop, they'll be bringing their instruments along too. In mythology, the Morrígan's earliest written appearance is in the stories of the Ulster Cycle. She first appears to the hero Cuchulainn, who catches her attempting to steal one of his cows. The Morrígan is said to wash the bones of the dead in battle and appears as a black crow. This Morrigan adopted the name when they first sang as a female trio. The current four piece group adding male voices was formed in 2010 having known each other and played together for over 20 years through mutual involvement in ceilidh bands, folk singing, morris dancing, theatre and music education. Chapin-Wickwar are a duo from Cumbria.Sue and Lisa met in 2013 and have been singing together ever since. Their début album 'If...' was nominated for the FolkWords 2015 Album Awards for 'Best Album from a Duo'.

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Morrigan

on Sun, 26 Jun 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Morrigan are a four piece acapella folk group from South London. Their close harmony singing creates a stunning sound that has won much praise. Ros, Sarah, Chris and Chris have sung wassail for TwickFolk on the last two Christmases, and we're bringing them back to sing and play a concert for warmer days. Although primarily an acapella grouop, they'll be bringing their instruments along too. In mythology, the Morrígan's earliest written appearance is in the stories of the Ulster Cycle. She first appears to the hero Cuchulainn, who catches her attempting to steal one of his cows. The Morrígan is said to wash the bones of the dead in battle and appears as a black crow. This Morrigan adopted the name when they first sang as a female trio. The current four piece group adding male voices was formed in 2010 having known each other and played together for over 20 years through mutual involvement in ceilidh bands, folk singing, morris dancing, theatre and music education. Chapin-Wickwar are a duo from Cumbria.Sue and Lisa met in 2013 and have been singing together ever since. Their début album 'If...' was nominated for the FolkWords 2015 Album Awards for 'Best Album from a Duo'.

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Jonathan Byrd

on Sun, 26 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- JONATHAN BYRD is one of the top 50 songwriters of the last 50 years, says Rich Warren of WFMT in the Chicago Tribune. Scott Alarik of the Boston Globe says, This rootsy North Carolinian may be the most buzzed-about new songwriter in folkdom. He displays John Prine's gift for stark little songs that tell big, complex stories, Guy Clark's lean melodicism, Lyle Lovett's wry mischief, and Bill Morrissey's knack for the revealing image. Byrd grew up singing in the Southern Baptist church, where his father preached and his mother played piano. After four years in the Navy, he returned to home to play in rock bands. It was at an old-time fiddle festival in the mountains of southwest Virginia where his writing began to change. Assimilating the sounds of southern traditional music, Byrd wrote new songs in an ancient style. After 10 years as a full-time touring songwriter and 7 acclaimed albums, it seems this native of Cackalacky is getting the attention he deserves. He played Shrewsbury Folk Festival a few years ago and absoleutely charmed audiences selling the most amount of CDs of all artists appearing that weekend. After playing the Shrewsbury Folk Festival last year with his Danish band The Sentimentals and the positive reaction to his first UK non Festival dates Jonathan is back this June and not to be missed. Support from.... Pistol Pete Wearn Tearing it up with his own raucous interpretation of traditional blues, Pistol Pete Wearn is a renowned vocalist, slide guitarist, harmonica player and songwriter. Equipped with acoustic guitar and stompbox he blends traditional material and originals with the odd slide-ified cover.

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Martyn Wyndham-read

on Sun, 26 Jun 2016 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Captivating old and new songs from Sussex and far-off Emu Springs!

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Jess Vincent In Concert. Hope Hall, Exeter Ex2 5jn

on Sun, 26 Jun 2016 at Exeter Hope Hall Arts 7:30pm

Hope Hall, Hope Road, Wonford, Exeter EX2 5JN Tickets £10.00 Doors 7.30 Music from 8pm Tel. 07508 169 049 Email: sstwigg@blueyonder.co.uk https://www.wegottickets.com/event/356483 http://www.jessvincentsings.com/ https://peterjamesmillson.com/ Jess is an an extraordinary young songwriter from Wiltshire with a unique and gorgeous voice has which has been compared to many, (Kate Bush, Iris Dement and Maria Muldaur) but is so distinctive that it could only be JESS VINCENT. Utterly captivating live, she delivers her songs with subtle arrangements on guitar, baritone uke & harmonium and shruti box reveal a maturity that belies her youth, yet allows her vulnerability to shine through. "Jess Vincent is a name that should become as familiar on the lips as the wind is upon the trees" Fatea Records www.jessvincentsings.com/ NEWS! We're pleased to announce that Peter James Millson will be joining Jess Vincent for this intimate night of superb songs by two excellent west country songwriters. 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 SW showcase of Peter's brand new (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 The Red Cafe https://youtu.be/3qRR-CcJOGY title track of newly released album. When We Were Young http://youtu.be/d4SldaNrJGY "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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Simply Dylan

on Sun, 26 Jun 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

No frills, no gimmicks, no pretence Simply Dylan is John O'Connell's interpretation of one of the world's most prodigious songwriters, Bob Dylan. Exploring his diverse work the band endeavour to bring Dylan's lyrical content and storytelling alive. Since 2011 Simply Dylan have sold out the Cavern Club seven times and received fantastic reviews following their Spanish and UK Tours. Returning to the Kitchen Garden Café for the third year running the band will be stripped back to deliver a more intimate set to delight Dylan fans young and old. a show every Bob Dylan fan should see. (Louder than War)

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Lewis Barfoot

on Sun, 26 Jun 2016 at Oxford Jericho Tavern 7:30pm

Nu-Folk Singer Songwriter Lewis Barfoot brings her fine blend of ethereal folk to Oxford as part of her UK "Summer Sundays Tour". Her music is inspired by her world travels, by journeys of the heart & explorations into what it means to be human. Delicious music: a massage of the heart, a whisper to the soul, and we slip into a state of contented relaxation induced by Lewis Barfoot's musical hypnotism Irish Radio International My music is heartfelt, soulful, eclectic, enchanting, authentic. Haunting and playful in equal measure. Timeless and contemporary. Lewis Half Irish, half English songbird Lewis has her voice deeply ensconced in the roots of Folk . Drawing inspiration from her Irish roots, her father's fingerpicking guitar & 3 years singing with Gaelic acapella ensemble Rún ; with whom she performed at Glastonbury, Lovebox & The Union Chapel before going solo. I love Sufjan Stevens, I've been listening to Carrie and Lowell on repeat for months now. I totally admire Marina Abramovic, Kate Tempest, Tankus The Henge ( saw them years ago at Latitude and have had "Smiling" in my head ever since, You are Wolf, Cesaria Evora, Kate in the Kettle. Great acts. There uniqueness and authenticity inspires me to craft my own. Delicate and evocative. Her warm voice, interesting rhythms and catchy lyrics flavoured the room and cuddled the viewers Melissa Ghindini, Remotegoat www.lewisbarfoot.com https://play.spotify.com/artist/2jEeNuYGMsBFNX4LwGINMB https://lewisbarfoot.bandcamp.com/ THE AUGUST LIST Local duo doing great things - we're very excited to have them join the bill!

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Brooke Sharkey Band At Sjq, London

on Sun, 26 Jun 2016 at London Servant Jazz Quarters 7:00pm

Brooke Sharkey (www.brookesharkey.co.uk) Playing full set of her new album material, this is her last featured London show before the songs are to be released in October this year. Supported by the enchanting poet/ singer-songwriter Gabriel Moreno (http://www.gabrielmoreno.co.uk)

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Flossie Malavialle

on Mon, 27 Jun 2016 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

A welcome return to Chesham for this wonderful singer and performer. Originally from France, Flossie is now based in the North East. Her material has enormous depth and breadth, from Piaf to the songs of Colum Sands. Her voice is magical, clear and pure and her performance stirs the soul. She is also very funny with a unique blend of French and Northern humour. She has recently released a solo album "If I have to Go," is touring extensively as a solo artiste and with Keith Donnelly throughout the UK and Europe.

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Mairearad Green

on Mon, 27 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. ------------------------------- Mairearad has performed at The Green Note many times before with her duo partner, Anna Massie and also with well known folk band, The Poozies. This June will see Mairearad (accordion, piano, voice and pipes) return to perform her new solo album, Summer Isles. "An exquisite collection of acoustic, folk and cinematic vignettes that create an overwhelming listening experience." Folk Radio UK Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music Starts 8:30pm Green Note is a mixed seating and standing venue please arrive early to be guaranteed a seat -------------------------------------------- "A touch of island magic..." The Scotsman "It is impressionistic - in the same vein as Bonobo or Sigur Ros even." fRoots Magazine "...windswept, escapist and picturesque." **** The List Magazine

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Moreland & Arbuckle

on Mon, 27 Jun 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Moreland & Arbuckle are an American Electric Blues/roots rock trio. Moreland describes their music as "gritty blues and roots rock from the heartland." After six previous releases, the band signed with Alligator Records in 2015. Moreland, along with harmonicist/vocalist Dustin Arbuckle and drummer Kendall Newby, electrify raw Delta and Mississippi Hill Country blues, folk, and traditional country with unrelenting punk rock energy washed in hard-hitting Southern soul. Their songs are expertly executed with musical muscle and fifth-gear urgency. When they perform more traditional blues, they play with the same decisive command. With each of their six previous releases, the band has grown musically and lyrically, creating a signature sound while earning a large and loyal worldwide fan base. Their legendary raw and raucous live shows are played with wild abandon. The New York Post says Moreland & Arbuckle have a raw juke joint exuberance with a dirt-under-the fingernails garage band attack. For more info check their website: www.morelandarbuckle.com

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Moreland & Arbuckle

on Mon, 27 Jun 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Moreland & Arbuckle are an American Electric Blues/roots rock trio. Moreland describes their music as "gritty blues and roots rock from the heartland." After six previous releases, the band signed with Alligator Records in 2015. Moreland, along with harmonicist/vocalist Dustin Arbuckle and drummer Kendall Newby, electrify raw Delta and Mississippi Hill Country blues, folk, and traditional country with unrelenting punk rock energy washed in hard-hitting Southern soul. Their songs are expertly executed with musical muscle and fifth-gear urgency. When they perform more traditional blues, they play with the same decisive command. With each of their six previous releases, the band has grown musically and lyrically, creating a signature sound while earning a large and loyal worldwide fan base. Their legendary raw and raucous live shows are played with wild abandon. The New York Post says Moreland & Arbuckle have a raw juke joint exuberance with a dirt-under-the fingernails garage band attack. For more info check their website: www.morelandarbuckle.com

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The Delta Saints

on Mon, 27 Jun 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

On The Delta Saints' new album, Bones, their first for Loud & Proud Records, the Nashville-based band have stripped their roots/blues sound down to its essence, having rearranged the elements into something uniquely their own. Steeped in rock 'n' roll's building blocks country, R&B, soul and gospel The Delta Saints' second full-length effort explores influences like Jack White, The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses and Led Zeppelin. Producer/engineer/mixer and Third Man Records alum, Eddie Spear [Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Neil Young] provided a ghostly, psychedelic atmosphere at Nashville's Sputnik Sound studios, yielding a sound unlike anything they have created before.

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Sultans Of String

on Mon, 27 Jun 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

JUNO (Canada's Grammy) nominees and SiriusXM winners Sultans of String create Energetic and exciting music from a band with talent to burn! (Maverick Magazine, UK). Thrilling audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, Flamenco, Gypsy-jazz, Arabic, and South Asian rhythms, fiery violin dances with kinetic guitar, while sitar serves up shimmering grooves. Throughout, acoustic strings meet with electronic wizardry to create layers and depth of sound. They will be showcasing their new release, Subcontinental Drift, a blend of ragas, reels and rumbas with special guest/sitar master Anwar Khurshid (featured in the Oscar winning Life of Pi, The Love Guru). Since forming 8 years ago, Sultans of String have hit #1 across Canada on Top 10 national radio charts, and received multiple awards and accolades, including 2 JUNO nominations, 1st place in the ISC (out of 15,000 entries), 2 Canadian Folk Music Awards, plus invitations to perform and record with such luminaries as The Chieftains and David Bromberg

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Gideon Conn

on Mon, 27 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6 months after the release of his third studio album 'Hip Hop Original' on Wah Wah 45s, Gideon returns to Green Note for an initimate basement gig. With only 25 tickets on sale, this is a unique opportunity to get up close to an artist whose greatest pleasure is communicating with people through song and becoming a part of their lives.

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Steve Bonham & The Long Road

on Mon, 27 Jun 2016 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Anglo-Americana it's a swampy brew of styles mixed from both sides of the ocean, appealing to the vagabond lurking inside men, women and children of all ages. Steve's powerful singing and playing, along with his compadres Chris 'the Bishop' Lydon on tuba, piano and cajon, and John (on-the-fiddle) Humphreys on banjo, violin and melodeon just seems to communicate with everyone whatever their declared musical taste. High energy, compelling the live sound mixes in a rootsy Americana feel to songs from recent albums: Songsmith, The Moon's High Tide, songs from the new album The Murmuring of Thieves, like Riding the Road, London Midnight Talking and The State I'm In (The Mermaid Song) as well as classics from Steve Earle, Van Zandt etc, and an eclectic bunch of what Steve calls 'bar room classics!

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Debbie Bond Quartet

on Mon, 27 Jun 2016 at Brighton The Greys 8:00pm

terrace cred. presents: from the backwoods of Alabama, back to the UK for Festival dates and, at her request, to the teensiest venue. Debbie Bond, with her longtime partner 'Radiator' Rick Asherson, augmented for this date by the best British players Sam Kelly (Cymande / station House / Fowokan) on drums and Ray Carless (Jazz Warriors / Club Skaaville) on sax. Debbie's got a new, acclaimed album 'Enjoy the ride - Shoals Session' recorded in Big Star Studios, Muscle Shoals with Billy Lawson and the legendary Spooner Oldham. They blew away the audience at The Greys last summer - don't miss them this time around. 'Debbie Bond continues to serve up some mighty fine Southern soul and blues, and all us fans are much the richer for it.' - Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues Society. 'A timeless slice of Muscle Shoals soul blues from the crossroads of all things true Southern American music... Bond's voice, playing and writing have developed like a fine wine. Her finest work yet and delivers pure bliss. ' - Brad Hardisty, Nashville Bridge. 'An international personality who got her feet wet in an Alabama swamp . . . a true baptism into the blues!' - Alabama Musician Magazine. 'In a world sadly short of good blues women, Debbie is a real find! Debbie is a star' - BBC Radio Oxford.

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Cristobal And The Sea

on Tue, 28 Jun 2016 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:30pm

The ongoing dispute over explorer Cristobal Columbus' nationality shows some country disputes will stay unresolved, but others are born to harmonise, in the case of Cristobal and The Sea. The London-based union of Alejandro 'Ale' Romero (bass, vocals, Spain), João Seixas (guitar, vocals, Portgual), Leïla Seguin (flute, vocals, Corsica/France) and Joshua Oldershaw (drums, UK) harnesses an altogether fluid, rhythmic and exquisitely melodic energy as colourful and evocative as their band name, forged from different strands of DNA, primarily bossa nova, Afro-pop and Western folk and rock, but even here it's varied, as much Animal Collective as it is Arthur Lee's Love. This European concoction was first tasted on Cristobal and The Sea's five-track EP debut Peach Bells in December 2014, and now it's their equally stunning debut album Sugar Now, out now via City Slang. Ale, João and Leïla were all international students at Loughborough University; the boys were flatmates who felt somewhat apart from what they discovered to be a sports-heavy campus, and so would often stay in, hosting house parties and jam sessions for friends. Leïla came to one of them, yet it was another year of jamming before the idea of a bona fide band was floated. But after moving to London after graduation, Cristobal became real. João and Ale flatted with, among others, Josh, which was handy as the trio were searching for a live drummer to replace their drum machine. The quartet's initial gigs soon paid off, with a publishing deal leading to City Slang, who teamed them with Brooklyn producer Rusty Santos (Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear, Beach House).

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Martin Carthy

on Tue, 28 Jun 2016 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick and his award-winning wife (Norma Waterson) and daughter Eliza Carthy have resulted in more than 40 albums, but Martin has only recorded 10 solo albums, of which the much anticipated Waiting for Angels (Topic TSCD527) was the latest. Whether in the folk clubs (which he continues to champion), on the concert stage or making TV appearances (he was the subject of the acclaimed `Originals' music documentary strand on BBC 2) - there are few roles that Martin Carthy hasn't played.

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A Hawk And A Hacksaw

on Tue, 28 Jun 2016 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 7:30pm

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Alma

on Tue, 28 Jun 2016 at Cambridge Portland Arms 7:45am

Alma brings together award winning fiddlers John Dipper (English Acoustic Collective) and Emily Askew (Askew Sisters) with guitarist and tambura player Adrian Lever (Arhai).Inspired by fiddle traditions from England and across the world, at the heart of Alma's music is the joyful sound of fiddles playing in harmony.

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Alma

on Tue, 28 Jun 2016 at Cambridge Portland Arms 7:45am

Alma brings together award winning fiddlers John Dipper (English Acoustic Collective) and Emily Askew (Askew Sisters) with guitarist and tambura player Adrian Lever (Arhai).Inspired by fiddle traditions from England and across the world, at the heart of Alma's music is the joyful sound of fiddles playing in harmony.

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Daughters Of Davis - Not Playing The Game

on Tue, 28 Jun 2016 at Eynesbury St Mary the Virgin 7:00pm

Daughters of Davis film for their new TV series (airing Autumn 2016) 'Not Playing The Game'. The evening will have an introduction to the show, include live music, interviews and 'Challenge of the Week'. Doors - 7pm Support: Danny Gruff - 7:30pm Daughters of Davis/Not Playing the Game - 8pm All times tbc

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Daughters Of Davis - Not Playing The Game

on Tue, 28 Jun 2016 at Eynesbury St Mary the Virgin 7:00pm

Daughters of Davis film for their new TV series (airing Autumn 2016) 'Not Playing The Game'. The evening will have an introduction to the show, include live music, interviews and 'Challenge of the Week'. Doors - 7pm Support: Danny Gruff - 7:30pm Daughters of Davis/Not Playing the Game - 8pm All times tbc

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Kaz Hawkins

on Wed, 29 Jun 2016 at Worthing Pier 7:00pm

Mostly underground for years as a secret songwriter. Kaz Hawkins from East Belfast is now established as one the biggest singers ever to come out of Northern Ireland, called A Vocal Force on stage, she envelops the fighting spirit of a true powerhouse singer. With comparisons to her idol Etta James, Mavis Staples, Janis Joplin, Kaz is loved for her down to earth attitude; she brings fun to every performance & is loved not only by her fans but anyone who meets her. With her Band O 'Men in tow and the release of her debut album 'Get Ready' Kaz Hawkins is a singer songwriter with a difference, she captivates an audition with her vocal range & emotional portrayal of her life. She is one of Belfast's true characters. With support gigs with the likes of Van Morrison for one night only the Southern Pavilion is going to have its roof lifted off! Winner of the EMERGING ARTIST category at the British Blues Awards 2015

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Billy Walton

on Wed, 29 Jun 2016 at Aldershot West End Centre 7:00pm

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Megan Henwood

on Wed, 29 Jun 2016 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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Jonathon Byrd

on Wed, 29 Jun 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Jonathon Byrd is one of the top 50 songwriters of the last 50 years, says Rich Warren of WFMT in the Chicago Tribune. Scott Alarik of the Boston Globe says, This rootsy North Carolinian may be the most buzzed-about new songwriter in folkdom. He displays John Prine's gift for stark little songs that tell big, complex stories, Guy Clark's lean melodicism, Lyle Lovett's wry mischief, and Bill Morrissey's knack for the revealing image. Byrd grew up singing in the Southern Baptist church, where his father preached and his mother played piano. After four years in the Navy, he returned to home to play in rock bands. It was at an old-time fiddle festival in the mountains of southwest Virginia where his writing began to change. Assimilating the sounds of southern traditional music, Byrd wrote new songs in an ancient style. After 10 years as a full-time touring songwriter and 7 acclaimed albums, it seems this native of Cackalacky is getting the attention he deserves. After the positive reaction to his appearance at the Shrewsbury Folk Festival last year and his first UK non Festival dates Jonathan is back in June and for the first time with his Pickup Cowboy Johnny Waken and it is not to be missed. Tickets: £12.50 Tickets available from the Cafe or www.wegottickets.com

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Amy Duncan

on Wed, 29 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. -------- Folklore presents..... Amy Duncan + Adam Cleaver Melodies that haunt and lyrics that touch the soul Folk Words AMY DUNCAN is a Scottish singer/songwriter based in Edinburgh. With her melodious acoustic sound and emotional songwriting infused with remarkable honesty, Amy has established herself as one of the brightest musical talents in Scotland. Amy's 5th album 'Undercurrents' is the first recording by a British artist to be released with the new high resolution digital audio format MQA, and follows on from her acclaimed 2013 Linn Records release 'Cycles of Life'. Undercurrents has been receiving glowing reviews with 4 stars from R2 magazine as well as wide BBC Radio play, including Album of The Week on BBC Radio Ulster's The Late Show with Cherrie McIlwaine. Amy will be playing at The Green Note with her trio featuring Fiona Rutherford on harp and Lawrie Macmillan on bass guitar. Exceptional and Powerful Folk Radio UK

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Martin Carthy Solo

on Wed, 29 Jun 2016 at Uffculme Magelake Hall 7:30pm

Martin Carthy Solo Concert

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Delta Bombers + Lou Of The Desperados

on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 at Manchester Soup Kitchen 7:00pm

Wild Records (USA) artists: The Delta Bombers Lou Ferns of The Desperados + support from Sharna-Mae & the Mayhems Thursday 30th June £10 Tickets Doors open 7pm Soup Kitchen - MANCHESTER

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Granny's Attic

on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 at Uxbridge RNA 7:00pm

First act on stage at 8pm

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Granny's Attic

on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 at Uxbridge RNA 7:00pm

First act on stage at 8pm

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Anna Dagmar

on Thu, 30 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- New York-based / British-born virtuosic pianist and singer-songwriter inspired by Joni Mitchell, Billy Joel, Anais Mitchell and Jonatha Brooke. It's the surprises in her music that will steal your heart.

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Amanda Pearcy

on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 at East Grinstead The Dorset Arms 7:00pm

Amanda Pearcy's music is rooted in in her hardscrabble history, authentically grounded in her earthy, soulful voice. Testifying to her southeast Texas upbringing, with the region's multicultural mix, its Gulf of Mexico coastline, and its shared border with Louisiana's Acadiana, Pearcy's songs carry a sense, and the sensuality, of the South, weaving themes of home and its loss; love, both surrendered to, and longed for; the ties that bind old friends; and our human experience's collective memory.

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Kirsty Bromley & Lucy Wise - The Two Hemispheres Tour

on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This shared tour brings together Lucy from Australia and Kirsty from Sheffield. Mostly original songs tell stories of love, people and places, with melodically rich tunes steeped in the Celtic, English and American folk traditions which influenced them both growing up. Two assured young vocalists with intimate and moving performance styles, they fit together supremely well.

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Kirsty Bromley & Lucy Wise - The Two Hemispheres Tour

on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This shared tour brings together Lucy from Australia and Kirsty from Sheffield. Mostly original songs tell stories of love, people and places, with melodically rich tunes steeped in the Celtic, English and American folk traditions which influenced them both growing up. Two assured young vocalists with intimate and moving performance styles, they fit together supremely well.

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Brickwork Lizards

on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:30am

Oxford's foremost purveyors of Turkabilly return to the Bully. Combining elements of Arabic music, 30s & 40s jazz, psych rock and rap, Brickwork Lizards are a band like no other, with a ridiculously seamless and impressive sound that must be heard, according to BBC Radio Oxford. Celebrating 10 years since first forming, the Lizards will be introducing a new line-up and new songs, from their forthcoming album. brickworklizards.com Support comes from Faith i Branko. Faith is an accordion player from the Cotswolds who was working at Giffords circus when she decided to travel to the Balkans to search out a Gypsy violinist to join the circus band. She met Branko in a village in Serbia in 2009. The BBC describes this encounter as a quite miraculous meeting of souls and talent. faithibranko.com

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Amy Kakoura And Andrew Sharpe

on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 at Kenilworth The Tree House Bookshop 7:45pm

Amy Kakoura & Andrew Sharpe Amy and Andrew are best known on the folk scene as the singer and pianist with the band Steamchicken . Both have been writing and arranging with Steamchicken, includingOhMary and Western Approachesfor a new Steamchicken album and some of those songs feature in their set. They met in 2012 and have been performing as a duo since, initially as they co-wrote the blues opera 'Songs from a Ledge' , closing the show with their translation of the Greek prayer of farewell 'To My Rest' which would play to five-star reviews at the Old Joint Stock theatre in Birmingham; played as a jazz/folk duo and band at major festivals around the UKand abroad; played at arts centres, theatres and clubs up and down the country, laughed, cried, fought, written, arranged, sung their hearts out and learned how notto kill each other. As individuals and collaborators, they form the backbone of many successful projects across the UK - Amy tours widely with the UKs number one concert guitarist Richard Durrant on a regular basis, and is writing recording her own LP. Andrew is now writing full time, his second play Goodnight Polly Jones has recently been produced in South London. Their two person show comprises a mix of folk, blues and jazz; songs and stories drawn from Songs from a Ledge, Steamchicken, and their own take on a few classics. Amy will showcase some numbers from her solo LP. Andrew will probably say something inappropriate, and well all have a good laugh about it afterwards. Tickets are £8 - if you would like to support the bookshop, you can give another £1 on the night. Refreshments available, including wine.

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Jackson & Morgan

on Fri, 1 Jul 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... Blues guitarist Barry Jackson teams up with top pianist Bob Morgan for a night of blues, folk and boogie-woogie. Both Barry Jackson (vocals, guitar) and Bob Morgan (keyboards, clarinet) are well-known on the London blues scene, and a mutual love of the quieter, quainter backwaters of blues music led them to team up. Their music includes originals and their own distinctive interpretations of blues songs from the 1920s onwards. Expect songs of love, death, sex and redemption. And of a delinquent father.

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Martin Simpson Martin Carthy Double Bill

on Fri, 1 Jul 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Unlikely ever to be repeated ! Martin Simpson representing the pinnacle of Folk Guitar, banjo and song APPEARING ON THE SAME BILL as Martin Carthy - our most knowledgeable, unique and significant carrier of folk song in the UK, possibly the world. Little more to be said except our (v.) young support artist James Haigh may well be replacing these two British Folk Icons in 25 years time. None of this to be missed.

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Martin Simpson Martin Carthy Double Bill

on Fri, 1 Jul 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Unlikely ever to be repeated ! Martin Simpson representing the pinnacle of Folk Guitar, banjo and song APPEARING ON THE SAME BILL as Martin Carthy - our most knowledgeable, unique and significant carrier of folk song in the UK, possibly the world. Little more to be said except our (v.) young support artist James Haigh may well be replacing these two British Folk Icons in 25 years time. None of this to be missed.

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Henry Priestman In Concert

on Fri, 1 Jul 2016 at Stony Stratford York House Centre 7:30pm

Currently touring around the UK, Henry brings his engaging songs of mid-life angst to the historic coaching town of Stony Stratford. Accompanied by fellow song-smith Les Glover you are guaranteed an evening of aural pleasure. After over 38 years in the music business and with a credit list longer than both your arms in 2009 Henry Priestman (having not sung since 1981!!) reinvented himself as a singer-songwriter and released his debut solo CD The Chronicles of Modern Life on the famous Island Records label. He followed that up in 2014 with The Last Mad Surge of Youth(released on Proper Records) and in 2015 put out his first live 20 track Settle Down, which contains 20 songs from a long and varied career.

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Dave Bainbridge & Sally Minnear - An Evening Of Iona Music And More

on Fri, 1 Jul 2016 at Barham St John The Baptist Church 7:00pm

Dave Bainbridge & Sally Minnear - An Evening of Iona Music & More Friday 1st July 2016 St John The Baptist Church, Barham Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £13 online £14 in advance £15 on the door Award winning multi-instrumentalist Dave Bainbridge joins forces with Lord of The Dance vocalist, instrumentalist Sally Minnear to bring a spellbinding evening of music that will, in equal measure have you jigging in (or out of!) your seat or bring a tear to your eye. A compelling mix of powerful and ethereal vocal songs (including the occasional emotive Gaelic ballad). instrumental tracks jigs / reels / slow airs / evolving soundscapes and virtuoso improvisation on keyboards, electric guitar, bouzouki and cowbell! Dave and Sallyʼs first tour together, in the UK July 2015 was great fun and incredibly well received - here are a few of the reactions: I'm not sure I have the words to say how much I enjoyed every moment from 3pm to pack down - Sally (what a voice!) and Dave were a joy to work with and absolutely fantastic throughout. As for the gig one word - Brilliant!!!!!!!!!! Steve (promoter) It's such a pleasure to be involved in putting on such wonderful events in our little theatre. Dave Bainbridge and Sally Minnear were amazing tonight, thank you for coming down and sharing your talent with us. Keeley (Theatre manager) Thank you very much for a beautiful evening and your exquisite music rare cherished sounds of heaven on earth. Poppy What a wonderful evening we had last night watching Dave Bainbridge & Sally Minnear perform in Nottingham. Absolutely beautiful music! Aaron Dave and Sally were simply amazing at The Mega Centre (Rayleigh) last night! I would recommend anyone who gets a chance to catch them playing live. Steven Dave Bainbridge (Piano, keyboard, electric & acoustic guitars, bouzouki) is best known for his work with the pioneering UK based Celtic folk/rock/ambient band IONA, Daveʼs multi-faceted career has led him into many musical genres and work with numerous artists including; Troy Donockley (Nightwish), Jack Bruce, Buddy Guy, Gloria Gaynor, Mae McKenna, Moya Brennan, Dave Cousins (The Strawbs), ʻSnakeʼ Davis, Paul Jones, Phil Keaggy, Robert Fripp, Nick Beggs, Damian Wilson and many others. Dave gained several performance awards during his time at Leeds College of Music (including BBC Radio 2 Best Jazz Soloist Award). As well as recording 12 albums with IONA, he has also released albums with Troy Donockley and David Fitzgerald. Daveʼs second solo album ʻCelestial Fireʼ, released in November 2014 has received rave reviews: Bainbridge has always been known as a fantastic guitar player, with his trademark soaring and searing leads. However, he is an equally accomplished keyboard player. On Celestial Fire, he really shows off his ivory chops. The instrumental parts are some of the coolest I've heard in years.It is far and away my favourite release of 2014 and gets my highest recommendation. David Taylor - www.spiritualprog.com Dave Bainbridge is a a genius of immeasurable proportionsIf you are unfamiliar with him itʼs time to make amends. Trust me. Nick Beggs (Steve Wilson, Steve Hackett etc) ʻBainbridgeʼs guitar playing is superb; his electric solos conjure Eric Johnson and Allan Holdsworth..Looking deeper, the music is genuinely touching, possessing a spiritual quality that speaks to the soul and inspires various states of positivity, from peaceful tranquility to breathless exhilaration.ʼ www.progressiveworld.net Daveʼs fluid, emotional guitar playing, epic keyboard work and expansive compositions combine into one of this generationʼs most powerful and original musical voices. John Kellogg (5.1 producer - Chicago, Foreigner, Black Crows, Deep Purple, ELP) Sally Minnear (Vocals, vocal loops, acoustic guitar, drums, percussion, tin whistle) Daughter of multi instrumentalist Kerry Minnear of the hugely respected and influential ʼ70ʼs progressive band Gentle Giant, Sally has been steeped in music throughout her life, with her brother and sister also being successful musicians. Sally had a minor hit with the song For You aged just 18, before forming the acoustic duo ʻCreatures of Habitʼ as a vehicle for her own songs. After completing a music degree, during which time she played fiddle and sang in a popular traditional Irish band, Sally secured the featured vocalist role in Michael Flatleyʼs hugely successful dance spectacular ʻLord of the Danceʼ. Sally toured with the production for several years, before leaving to start a family. Recently she has also contributed vocals for several dance music tracks and for the band Mistyʼs Big Adventure. Sally recorded some wonderful, ethereal vocal parts on Dave Bainbridgeʼs epic second solo release and is also the lead vocalist in his new band Celestial Fire. Sally Minnearʼs angelic vocals.I could listen to her all day and never lose interest www.seaoftranquility.org

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Dave Gibb

on Fri, 1 Jul 2016 at Ulverston Sports Club 7:45pm

We are pleased to be having back Dave Gibb, one of the most requested and popular performers, for a gig on Friday, 1st July. This will be Dave's fifth visit to the club in the last eleven years. A consummate guitarist, singer and songwriter and all round entertainer. Over the years, Dave has released nine albums, including the acclaimed Avalon, Blood and Flame, Giggles, Speed of the Plough and his latest, Motherload. Hailing from the village of Wanlockhead in Dumfries and Galloway Dave describes himself as a left-handed, balding, middle-aged song-writing folky from Scotland's highest village. Lyrically Dave is a storyteller and troubadour and is determined to maintain the art of storytelling through song. Musically he draws on both traditional and contemporary sources, especially the finger picking styles of the heroes and is one of the more accomplished guitarists on the folk circuit. The not-too-serious songs reflect his somewhat cynical view of the world and its inhabitants. As a result his songs have titles as diverse as The Leaving (about the highland clearances) and Mentally Degoolified (about the neutering of his cat) and subjects that range from the death of John the Baptist (Caravaggio's Eyes) to what life must have been like as a chamber pot emptier living on the banks of the Yangtze River (Better Life Next Time).

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'mawkin' - Brit-folks Brightest New Guns

on Fri, 1 Jul 2016 at Brixham Theatre 7:30pm

Friday 1 July 7.30 pm Mawkin One of brit-folks brightest new guns, Mawkin are a blistering 5-piece band, fusing folk, blues and rock. On the cutting edge of the contemporary music scene, with all the verve and mystique of ancient folk music traditions from across the globe, they sing rousing songs of rebellion Brothers David Delarre (Eliza Carthy, Tred) and fiddler James Delarre (Saul Rose & James Delarre, Topette) underpin the virtuoso bellowing of Nick Cooke's melodeon (Kate Rusby, Jim Moray), with a solid rhythm section of Danny Crump on Bass and Lee Richardson (Diverted, Extreme Music) on Drums. Invigorating, Highly Inventive Q Magazine Unapologetically Energetic Songlines Magazine Gutsy, Impressive, Exquisite The Guardian Tickets £12 Advance (£14 on the door if available)

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'mawkin' - Brit-folks Brightest New Guns

on Fri, 1 Jul 2016 at Brixham Theatre 7:30pm

Friday 1 July 7.30 pm Mawkin One of brit-folks brightest new guns, Mawkin are a blistering 5-piece band, fusing folk, blues and rock. On the cutting edge of the contemporary music scene, with all the verve and mystique of ancient folk music traditions from across the globe, they sing rousing songs of rebellion Brothers David Delarre (Eliza Carthy, Tred) and fiddler James Delarre (Saul Rose & James Delarre, Topette) underpin the virtuoso bellowing of Nick Cooke's melodeon (Kate Rusby, Jim Moray), with a solid rhythm section of Danny Crump on Bass and Lee Richardson (Diverted, Extreme Music) on Drums. Invigorating, Highly Inventive Q Magazine Unapologetically Energetic Songlines Magazine Gutsy, Impressive, Exquisite The Guardian Tickets £12 Advance (£14 on the door if available)

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Songdog

on Fri, 1 Jul 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. NB: SONGDOG WILL BE PLAYING 2 SETS TONIGHT (NO SUPPORT ACT) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Songdog is a vehicle for the songs of Lyndon Morgans (from Blackwood in South Wales) with accompaniment from Karl Woodward (guitar/banjo/mandolin), Dave Paterson (percussion/accordion), Jasper Salmon (violin) and Mal Phillips (bass). The songs form a heartfelt testimony to a life lived, bearing witness to the passing of time, to pain, to love and the loss of it, and to the consolations of memory. Yet, however bleak the vision, the spirit remains defiant in their elegant melodies and explicit lyricism. Songdog's last album was the critically-acclaimed 'Last Orders at Harry's Bar'; earlier Songdog releases include 'A Life Eroding', 'A Wretched Sinner's Song' and 'The Time Of Summer Lightning'. The music has received praise from the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Robert Wyatt. The next album 'Joy Street' has just been recorded with producer Nigel Stonier (producer of Fairport Convention, Joan Baez, Thea Gilmore) and is due out later this year. What they say about Songdog: '..Compelling stuff and yet another mighty album from a unique talent and one of the best out there.' Jeremy Searle, Maverick (4*) 'Both as a lyricist and songwriter he's absolutely in command of his art...another outstanding album.' Nick Toczek, R2 (RocknReel) (5*) 'Songdog are the most beautifully sardonic and poetic force ever to emerge from Blackwood, Wales' Gavin Martin, The Mirror (4*) "A set of darkly melancholic songs reflecting on a life of lust, pain, hedonism, betrayal, lost opportunities and "good times... pissed away"." Nigel Williamson, Uncut (8/10) "Lyndon Morgans's lyrics are as evocative as ever...magical songs...You'll be with him all the way" James McNair, Mojo "Their music is dark and sinister and beautiful and Lyndon's songs are by turns sexy, scary, funny, creepy, heartbreaking and usually always brilliant." Allan Jones (Editor), Uncut "Like Nick Cave, he sings as if the world's end is nigh, and does so convincingly" Q "Glacier-paced folk noir..the storytelling hints at a real gravity." NME

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Dead Belgian At Leaf, Liverpool

on Fri, 1 Jul 2016 at Liverpool Leaf Cafe 8:00pm

Dead Belgian return to Leaf ! Dead Belgian play the Songs of Jacques Brel ''Exceptional arrangements that exploit every talent of every performer to the full. Translations that, rather than simply convert songs from French to English, skilfully adapt them for a new audience. Dead Belgian bring the passion and grace of Brel's songs to a modern audience like no one else can.'' Folk Radio UK, April 2014 Dead Good Poets Society is based in Liverpool. It promotes poetry through performance and encourages the development of new poets and audiences. Doors 8pm Stage Times (approx) Dead Good Poets 8.15 Dead Belgian 9.30 Tickets - £8 adv (see ticket link above) £10 on the door Photograph of Brooke Sharkey (Dead Belgian) by Mark Loudon

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Jaywalkers

on Fri, 1 Jul 2016 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Since reaching the finals of the BBC Young Folk Awards in 2008, Jaywalkers have cemented their place as one of the most exciting, virtuosic and entertaining young bands working on the British folk scene. Effortlessly creating a unique sound based on their collective and individual musical backgrounds, the band takes influence from folk, bluegrass, country and western swing music in the form of virtuosic instrumentals, three part harmony and impressive slap bass. Add good humour, tasteful arrangements and exceptional musicianship to the mix and they are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. the music Jaywalkers create is in­novative, rooted deeply in tradition, and exhilarating. The past year has been an extremely successful one for this young band. Along with two full UK tours, a summer of festivals including the Cambridge Folk Festival and Sidmouth Folk Week and the release of their highly acclaimed third album Weave they have established themselves as one of the top bands working on the folk and bluegrass scene. Back in March 2015, the band received an Emerging Excellence Award from Help Musicians UK, which enabled them to work with Andy Bell producer and engineer for top folk acts such as Bellowhead and Martin Simpson on their new CD, which has helped them mature from a promising young band, to a full on professional unit. The Jaywalkers more than live up to their Emerging Excellence Award, as so much of what they do sounds so natural and effortless, although you know that they've put in the hours and hours of practice and rehearsal to make it seem that way. The playing, at times, ranges off the scale with endless melodic invention of the type that will have you grinning from ear to ear. Their unique sound, based on collective and individual musical backgrounds, mixes their love for progressive American bluegrass forms with a hotpot of traditional folk influences, putting them in a field of their own.

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Black Snake Blues Presents An Evening Of Glorious New Orleans Jazz & Calypso With The Roamin' Jasmi

on Fri, 1 Jul 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A jumping'n'swinging night of old Dixieland and Calypso magic at the hands of The Roamin' Jasmine Forged out of the lively street music scene in the French Quarter of New Orleans, the members of the Roamin' Jasmine found one another busking under the swampy Louisiana sun, along the banks of the Mississippi, or after hours in storefronts on Royal, Frenchmen and Decatur Streets. Inspired by the city's history of ethnic and musical diversity, and fresh out of music school at University of Miami's, bassist, vocalist, and bandleader Taylor Smith began to collect some of his favorite old blues, jazz, and country tunes, while also composing some of his own songs. Arranging this collection for a six piece jazz ensemble and giving them a healthy dose of New Orleans flavor, he decided to share his work with some like-minded colleagues, and bring it to the streets of New Orleans.

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Foreign Affairs

on Fri, 1 Jul 2016 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Three acts, 5 quid, bookshop, bar. More info very soon.

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Worrall Festival 2016 - Friday Folk Concert

on Fri, 1 Jul 2016 at Sheffield Worrall Memorial Hall 7:00pm

Join us for a superb night of entertainment with some of the regions best Folk and Americana artists. Real ale bar and hot food also available. Date: Friday 1st July 2016 Time: Doors open 7:00pm / Music from 7:30pm till late Venue: Worrall Memorial Hall, Worrall, S35 0AR Under 16s Free For more information visit: www.worrallfestival.com

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Nashville Nights At Cellar 35

on Fri, 1 Jul 2016 at Aberdeen Cellar 35 8:00pm

Join us in Cellar 35 for a taste of Nashville, Tennessee! We have an amazing night of American Whiskey tasting, live music and some of Nashville's best southern sounds with country, folk, blues and rock music. Learn about the origins and history of some of Americas most famous whiskeys. We have Woodford Reserve, Easy Times and Jack Daniels all being showcased by Josh Knox and with 5 free whiskeys with every ticket you'll be sure to have a smile on your face! We'll also be joined by some of our very own homegrown talent with singer songwriters Blair Chisholm, Dean Robinson and Rico Strokes. Nashville Night is not to be missed! Doors -8pm Tasting - 8.30pm Live Music - 9.30pm - Late. Tickets £8

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An Evening With Martin Simpson

on Sat, 2 Jul 2016 at Knaresborough The Frazer Theatre 7:30pm

On Saturday 2nd July 2016 Frazer Theatre Music brings you one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, Martin Simpson. Nominated for Musician of the Year and for Best Album with 'Vagrant Stanzas' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014, Martin's shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply mov 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. In addition his own songwriting has produced some real gems, from the truck-stop epic, Love Never Dies to the profoundly moving Never Any Good and "One Day". His career includes collaborations on stage and record with June Tabor, Kelly Joe Phelps, Jackson Browne, Danny Thompson, Danú, Martin Carthy, Cara Dillon, David Lindley, Roy Bailey, Martin Taylor, David Hidalgo, Steve Miller, Dick Gaughan and many more. Martin has been nominated an astounding 31 times in the fifteen years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - more than any other performer - with 12 nominations for Musician of The Year, which he has won twice. 2008 saw an incredible 5 nominations for "Prodigal Son' and 2 wins, whilst in 2010 he had an unprecedented 6 nominations for his CD, "True Stories" and a win for Best Traditional Track, "Sir Patrick Spens". Whether playing American old-time music, blues, a Dylan song or his own material, Martin Simpson is unpredictable, individual and a guitarist of immense subtlety. In 2013, Martin celebrated his 60th year with some major festival appearances and the launch of his latest album 'Vagrant Stanzas', which was released by Topic Records. Martin will continue to tour this album extensively in 2015. One of the virtuoso instrumentalists of the English music scene 'Sounds better than ever' **** 4 Stars The Guardian Simpson has become a fine interpreter of traditional and other songs, as well as a notable writer of his own. The Times 'Simpson's latest is a potent blend of the highest calibreSimpson has never sung or played better' Acoustic Magazine 'One of our finest traditional musicians, Simpson's latest album offers a roving overview of his talents' **** 4 Stars Uncut 'An excellent collection of material drawn from both sides of the Atlantic handled with loving care by Simpson and aided by some of the biggest names in folk' **** 4 Stars Maverick

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Merry Tom Festival At Rushden Hall 2016 Adult Full Day Ticket Earlybird

on Sat, 2 Jul 2016 at Rushden Rushden Hall Walled Garden 11:30am

MTFF at Rushden is an all day folk based music event staged by the MTFF team suitable for all the family. The performers range from soloists up to bands and the event will be from midday until 11pm. There will be catering and a bar on site. The site is a historic walled garden and is a safe and secure environment. There is no camping on site. Parking is limited on site but plentiful in the surrounding area. please look at www.merrytom.co.uk for details. Up to 4 youths, 17 and under will be admitted with a an adult. No unaccompanied youths will be admitted.

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Merry Tom Festival At Rushden Hall 2016 Adult Full Day Ticket Earlybird

on Sat, 2 Jul 2016 at Rushden Rushden Hall Walled Garden 11:30am

MTFF at Rushden is an all day folk based music event staged by the MTFF team suitable for all the family. The performers range from soloists up to bands and the event will be from midday until 11pm. There will be catering and a bar on site. The site is a historic walled garden and is a safe and secure environment. There is no camping on site. Parking is limited on site but plentiful in the surrounding area. please look at www.merrytom.co.uk for details. Up to 4 youths, 17 and under will be admitted with a an adult. No unaccompanied youths will be admitted.

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Merry Tom Festival At Rushden Hall 2016 Adult Evening (after 6pm) Ticket Earlybird

on Sat, 2 Jul 2016 at Rushden Rushden Hall Walled Garden 6:00pm

MTFF at Rushden is an all day folk based music event staged by the MTFF team suitable for all the family. The performers range from soloists up to bands and the event will be from midday until 11pm. There will be catering and a bar on site. The site is a historic walled garden and is a safe and secure environment. There is no camping on site. Parking is limited on site but plentiful in the surrounding area. please look at www.merrytom.co.uk for details. up to 4 youths, 17 and under, will be admitted with an adult. No unaccompanied youths will be admitted.

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Merry Tom Festival At Rushden Hall 2016 Adult Evening (after 6pm) Ticket Earlybird

on Sat, 2 Jul 2016 at Rushden Rushden Hall Walled Garden 6:00pm

MTFF at Rushden is an all day folk based music event staged by the MTFF team suitable for all the family. The performers range from soloists up to bands and the event will be from midday until 11pm. There will be catering and a bar on site. The site is a historic walled garden and is a safe and secure environment. There is no camping on site. Parking is limited on site but plentiful in the surrounding area. please look at www.merrytom.co.uk for details. up to 4 youths, 17 and under, will be admitted with an adult. No unaccompanied youths will be admitted.

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Roger Hubbard & Richard Studholme

on Sat, 2 Jul 2016 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK 7:30pm

"Roger Hubbard is as good as any blues guitarist in the UK or the United States" (Muddy Waters) - In 1971 Roger opened for Muddy Waters at The Gardner Centre, Brighton. He has also appeared at the Cambridge Folk Festival and Glastonbury amongst many other prestigious venues.

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Richard Youngs

on Sat, 2 Jul 2016 at Manchester Aatma 7:30pm

Richard Youngs brings his live show to Aatma (formerly Kraak) in Manchester for a one-off date. Facebook event page. https://www.facebook.com/events/1682609772016995/ Richard Youngs is a great artist using a dazzling array of instrumentation and vocals to tell the world a lot of good stuff. Here's one from "Beyond the valley of the Ultrahits" which was the first Richard Youngs album I heard. https://youtu.be/YE0fLMLmUrU He's also got a new record out from Manchester's very own Golden Lab records: https://goldenlabrecords.com/2016/02/12/richard-youngs-varispeed-etudes-lp-rowf-64/ Couple of mixes: 1. Unreleased rarities compiled by Neil Campbell for Volcanic Tongue https://soundcloud.com/volcanictongue/unreleasedrichardyoungs 2. Excellent recent mix from Moving Furniture records: https://m.mixcloud.com/movingfurniturerecords/a-messy-guide-to-the-music-of-richard-youngs/

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Tony Hazzard In Concert. Hope Hall, Exeter Ex2 5jn

on Sat, 2 Jul 2016 at Exeter Hope Hall Arts 7:30pm

TONY HAZZARD began his music career as a solo singer, featuring in classic sixties television shows such as Ready Steady Go and Thank Your Lucky Stars, but it soon became clear that his forte was songwriting and, during a three year period, from 1966 to 1969, he wrote six top twenty hits in the UK and Europe for the likes of Manfred Mann (Fox On The Run & Ha Ha Said The Clown), The Hollies (Listen To Me), The Tremeloes (Hello World), Lulu (Me The Peaceful Heart), and Herman's Hermits (You Won't Be Leaving). He also had songs recorded by Gene Pitney (Maria Elena), Dave Berry (Love Has Gone Out Of Your Life), Simon Dupree and The Big Sound (The Eagle Flies Tonight), Nana Mouskouri (Mamma), Cliff Richard (The Sound Of The Candyman's Trumpet), Hall & Oates (The Princess And The Soldier), and The Yardbirds (Fade Away Maureen & Ha Ha Said The Clown), culminating in 1974 with another Top Twenty hit for Andy Williams (I Think I'm Over Getting Over You). During this time he also wrote and produced television jingles, two film scores, and wrote theme tunes for BBC and ITV series respectively. One jingle won an award at the Cannes Film Festival. He also sidelined as a session singer and guitarist working with the likes of James Last, Long John Baldry, and Elton John, featuring on three of the latter's albums (Elton John, Tumbleweed Connection & Honky Chateau) and appearing on stage with him at his first Royal Festival Hall concert. In 1969 he recorded his first album, mainly a collection of the demos of the hits, entitled "Tony Hazzard sings Tony Hazzard". A version on CD was released in 2007 by Cherry Red Records. 1971 saw the release of his second album "Loudwater House" followed in 1973 by "Was That Alright, Then?" A double CD of these albums was released on the Sanctuary label in 2005, under the title "Go North - The Bronze Anthology". During the early seventies he also toured extensively with his band, featuring musicians who had played on the albums. In 1976 he recorded an album. "Hazzard & Barnes" with an old friend, Richard Barnes, who had previously sung harmonies on all the demos of the hits. A visit to Nashville and Los Angeles in the late seventies sparked another creative period and in 1977 he won a Citation Of Achievement from BMI, one of the American equivalents of The Performing Right Society in the UK, for one of his sixties hits, Fox On The Run, which, in the intervening years, had traversed the Atlantic and become a bluegrass standard. It has since been recorded by the majority of bluegrass and country artistes, including Tom T. Hall, Bill Monroe, The Country Gentlemen, George Jones, Ricky Skaggs, Flat & Scruggs, Doc Watson, and Bare Naked Ladies. Tony's latest album "The Hallicombe Sessions" was released in early 2016. "The Hallicombe Sessions is a stark and naked record where Matt Harding has pushed Tony to rely only on his songwriting (and his life experience) to come up with a great piece of work" www.tonyhazzard.com Tony's special guest will be Exeter singer songwriter, Peter Farrie. Peter is a gifted, independently-minded songwriter, who writes out of the ordinary songs. He is based in Exeter in the south-west of the UK. After a career in the telecoms industry, Peter released his debut EP in 2009. Since then he has been an Engaged Songwriter with the London Song Company and has created the web project MySongLife, writing and recording a song every month for a period of a year. His debut album will be called 'Skeptileptic'. https://www.facebook.com/mysonglife/ Refreshments available. BYO alcohol. No wheelchair access. Tickets £10.00 Doors 7.30 Tel. 07508 169 049 Email: sstwigg@blueyonder.co.uk

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Julian Dawson

on Sat, 2 Jul 2016 at Hebden Bridge Wadsworth Community Centre; 6:45pm

Saturday 2nd July Doors 6.45 Show 8.00 The gig at Wadsworth Community Centre is on Saturday 2nd July features Julian Dawson. With a back catalogue of more than 700 songs, including collaborations with giants of folk, country, rock and pop, Julian has experienced the music industry here and in the USA from the inside, and has some great stories to share, as well as amazing music. In forty years as a writer and professional musician, Julian's journey in songs has taken him all over the world. After countless tours, he still has a passion for music, is still giving vibrant, improvised concerts, and is still making albums. Most recent album Living Good was his twenty-third! Julian has worked with many of the leading artists of our time and has a feast of fascinating anecdotes. In the words of a well-known country song, you're known by the company you keep and Julian has kept some pretty amazing company. As well as performing with Lucinda Williams, Gene Parsons, Richard Thompson, Plainsong and Dennis Locorriere (Dr Hook); he has co-written with the who's who of music: soul legend Dan Penn; Nicky Hopkins; Bill Lloyd, and Iain Matthews (of Fairport Convention and Southern Comfort), all of whom also appear on his albums. Julian Dawson is a big man with a big talent, and an evening in his company is a real treat. We are really pleased to welcome Nick Hall (of Plumhall) to perform a solo set as support. Any BGR profits for this show with go to support Yorkshire Cancer Research. Real ale and food available as usual

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Tarantella Beats Party With Amaraterra

on Sat, 2 Jul 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

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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Oxjam Unplugged

on Sat, 2 Jul 2016 at Nottingham Middle Street Resource Centre 7:15pm

Folk/punk; original and trad songs; acoustic covers; celtic harp Licensed bar, coffee and snacks available

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Lynne Hanson & The Good Intentions

on Sun, 3 Jul 2016 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Some have referred to her music as Americana, roots, and rough-around-the-edges folk, but Canadian songwriter Lynne Hanson prefers 'porch music with a little red dirt.' Hanson songs are like a favourite pair of jeans; they're rough around the edges, faded and worn through in spots, with a bit of honestly-acquired dirt ground into the seams. Hanson grew up in Ottawa Canada, and starting playing guitar when she was 14, learning on a hand-me-down from her older brother. She released her award-winning debut album Things I Miss in 2006, and with many tales to tell, two more albums quickly followed: Eleven Months (2008) and Once the Sun Goes Down (2010). Each new release garnered critical praise, earning Hanson a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination in 2009, an invitation to the Kerrville Folk Festival as a New Folk Finalist, and a year later the prestigious Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award handed out annually by the Ontario Arts Council. Then silence. A four-year hiatus from recording. Lynne took some time to take control of her personal life which also marked the beginning of a new approach to songwriting. Her fourth studio album River of Sand is the creative output of that very personal journey. On River Of Sand she's been fortunate to work with Juno-winning songstress Lynn Miles as producer. 'The songs on this record are honest and fearless' says Miles. It's still as Hanson has always described it, but there's a little more dirt and the dirt is just a little bit darker. No topic is off limits, and the 11 songs run the gamut, painting a candid canvas of whiskey-soaked heartbreak and personal struggle, all contrasted against hope that better times are coming. Her songs may be full of grit, but Hanson's live performances are polished, whether she's playing solo or with her band The Good Intentions. And she's managed to get around, having toured Canada, the US, Europe and the UK. She's played showcase gigs in Austin, Phoenix and Memphis (Folk Alliance), toured in support of Grammy nominated songwriters (Gretchen Peters, Steve Forbert), and performed at several historic music venues, including the legendary 100 Club in London England and the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. 'Somewhere in the heartlands, in a town called 'Americana USA,' nestles a particular variety of singer-songwriter. Someone who views a melodic sensibility through the bottom of a whiskey glass. Canadian songstress Lynne Hanson could run for mayor of that town.' - Trevor Raggatt, R2 Magazine (5 stars) 'She's made the only roots rock record of 2014 to hold a candle to Rosanne Cash's "The River and the Thread.' - Michael Barclay, The Cambridge Times 'Lynne Hanson is a hard-driving performer, who assumes true ownership of her music and she's gooooood ... she had the crowd mesmerized!' - Elaina Martin, Founder and Producer, Westfest

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Kate Rusby

on Sun, 3 Jul 2016 at Hebden Bridge Picture House 7:00pm

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Kate Rusby

on Sun, 3 Jul 2016 at Hebden Bridge Picture House 7:00pm

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Jon Brindley

on Sun, 3 Jul 2016 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Fiddle and guitar/vox. Vibrant folksong and own-writes. Straight outa Wigan!!!!

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The Button Band + Chaplin/safiruddin/oliver/richardson

on Sun, 3 Jul 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... The Button Band + Chaplin/Safiruddin/Oliver/Richardson The Button Band is a new project from top London based Guitarist Andrew Button and showcases Andrew's highly personal writing style. Distinctly British lyrical jazz with folk and country influences drawing inspiration from Bill Frisell, John Scofield, Loose Tubes, Brad Shepic, and PigFoot. The band's eponymous debut album was released in 2014 to critical acclaim followed by an Arts Council supported UK-wide tour. The band are back in the studio in May 2016 to record their second album. 'Reminiscent of Bill Frisell's cross-genre explorations' LondonJazzNews 'Upbeat township swing straight out of the Loose Tubes mould, good-humoured and infectious' Geoff Winston 'Button can scronk like Sco' when he wants to, or take on a wry, shy, smiling Frisell twang tone' The Jazz Breakfast Andrew Button guitar Andrew Woolf sax Dave Manington bass Marek Dorcik drums Chaplin/Safiruddin/Oliver/Richardson: a brand new all-star electric quartet formed from the London jazz scene and beyond, playing fusion-y favourites and a some sexy synth-flavoured originals. Jamie Safiruddin piano Todd Oliver guitar Conor Chaplin bass Ed Richardson drums

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John Wort Hannam

on Sun, 3 Jul 2016 at Doncaster Brewery & Tap - Upper Room 4:30pm

John Wort Hannam is a singer/songwriter from a little prairie town in Canada with one tavern, one hardware store, one post office and four liquor stores. After playing at the Maverick Festival in Suffolk - John will be coming to Doncaster to perform with his sideman extraordinaire Tim Leacock who plays electric guitar and mandolin. In support we have the fantastic Nick Akester.

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Softlysoftly Presents James Mckean & The Blueberry Moon + Dariush Kanani + Crafting For Foes

on Sun, 3 Jul 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. JAMES MCKEAN & THE BLUEBERRY MOON Really glad that James can join us again with band in tow, with some gorgeous atmospheric, emotion-laden songs. http://theblueberrymoon.bandcamp.com/ DARIUSH KANANI Excited for the SoftlySoftly debut of Dariush, who plays classy fingerpicking accompanied melodic acoustic songs. https://dariushkananimusic.bandcamp.com/ CRAFTING FOR FOES A welcome return for duo bringing gorgeous folky influenced songs with fingerpicking guitar and lovely harmonies. https://mothhouserecording.bandcamp.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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New Roots Presents: Inmiriam

on Sun, 3 Jul 2016 at London The Winemaker's Club 7:00pm

Following a sell out show at Kansas Smitty's Back in April, INMIRIAM is back with a preview of her forth-coming E.P. INMIRIAM is a new project from Ellie Rose Rusbridge. Inspired by the biblical story of poet and prophetess Miriam. The music strongly contrasts organic and highly produced sounds to explore themes of addiction and spiritual faith. This gig brings Glyn Daniels (drums) Colin Somervell (bass), Tom Varrall (guitar), Sasha Whaley (Clarinet)and Dan Rusbridge(violin) together for in an experimental performance of the record to come.

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Sunjay

on Sun, 3 Jul 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

We're delighted to welcome Sunjay back to TwickFolk; stepping in for the unavailable Lowri Evans (who we will reschedule for 2017). Aged 22, Sunjay Brayne is paradoxically perhaps the last of the '1960's' guitar players. Reminiscent of Ralph McTell, John Martyn & Jackson C. Frank, his voice is authoritative and brings a depth of meaning to all the songs he sings that belie his age. Influenced by the blues, but drawing heavily from genres such as Folk, Country & Rock, goes from strength to strength, having already built a solid platform with his many accolades. With a relaxed and confident manner, vocal style and mastery of his instrument he walks onto a stage and addresses the audience as though he is sitting down to play music with a group of close friends; a completely natural approach for a young man who picked up the guitar when he was just 4 years old and hasn't put it down since. Sunjay's style has that natural drift between folk and blues and both camps have recognised his obvious flair. There have been a clutch of award nominations, including winning the Wath Festival Young Performers Award. He also made the final selection for the BBC's Young Folk Award in 2012, had three nominations at the Exposure Music Awards 2014 and was also recognised by the 2014 British Blues Awards. Drawing from a rich, musical and cultural background it is hardly surprising that Sunjay has quickly become recognised as one of the UK's rising stars. His performances have been described as mature & confident, while his guitar playing has been hailed as superb, brilliant, experienced, intricate & faultless. An amazing picker, a must see. Terry Reid "Listen, watch and take note." - FATEA Magazine You may have seen Jenni Gould and Richard Carter playing floor spots at TwickFolk this year. We didn't wait long to give them a support slot, and this felt like a great match! Jenni's songs have often been compared to those of Carole King and Joni Mitchell, combining folk, jazz, blues, country and more than a little hint of rock n roll, with raw emotional lyrics. With this classically trained pianist with strong theatrical leanings, every song is a story.

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Adam Beattie With Will Butterworth & Marcus Penrose

on Sun, 3 Jul 2016 at Ashburton St. Lawrence Chapel 8:00pm

Part of a tour to launch the new album, 'The Road Not Taken'. Scottish singer songwriter Adam Beattie's folk stews and dirty blues mixes Celtic folk, American blues, country and early jazz balladry. Emotional but laced with wry humour, gentle but gutsy at the core, Adam's beautiful melodies combine with inventive lyrics to tackle themes of life, love, death and hope. His exquisite voice and intricate guitar work fuse to create an intoxicating musical experience. For this concert, he'll be joined by pianist Will Butterworth (who performed here with his own band last year) and Marcus Penrose on double bass (an old friend who I'm delighted to welcome to the chapel stage! Andy). This promises to be a special evening of beautiful original songs performed by some fabulous musicians. From the Celtic waltz of 'A song of One Hundred Years' (a song he wrote for his grandfather) to the blues-tones of 'The Man Who Loves Too Much', and from the melancholy jazz ballad 'Catch the Biggest Fish and Let it Go' to the Turkish infused 5/4 groove 'I'm On Your Side', Adam has created a breathtakingly beautiful sound that is all his own, and a show that has earned him support slots with the likes of Bert Jansch and Jolie Holland. His band 'The Consultants' is a fluid line up of musicians featuring piano, violin, double bass, French horn and drums. He is often joined by long-term collaborator and singer-songwriter Brooke Sharkey (www.brookesharkey.co.uk). Adam has been playing and recording since 2003 and has released three studio album; 'Songs Of One Hundred Years' (2012), 'We'll Wave From The Shore' (2009) and 'Abu Bozy' (2006), and one live album; 'Arena Sessions' (2015). "Incredibly beautiful" Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC Carefully crafted, gently affecting songwriting with a dark twist Roddy Hart, BBC Radio Scotland "Superb! A great ear for melody and a natural talent for lyric writing."- Bruce MacGregor, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND "Very beautiful Alan Raw, BBC RADIO LEEDS "Really Special" Sue Marchant, BBC RADIO THREE COUNTIES "Expansive folk outpourings are astonishingly beautiful" freshbeats365.com Video (Forest Sessions): The Man Who Loves to Much https://youtu.be/mv_bQ-1rNew Video (live): You Only Kill the One you Love https://youtu.be/n8Fwxn0NZj0 Video: Who Knows for Tomorrow (with Brooke Sharkey) https://youtu.be/aB4MUjKUU-0 Website: www.adambeattie.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/adambeattieandtheconsultants YouTube: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVA4LFeGCFAYo-ZqmLsbBzfn5d-B1QmF4 Bandcamp: https://adambeattie.bandcamp.com/ Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/adambeattie Twitter: www.twitter.com/MrAdamBeattie

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Adam Beattie With Will Butterworth & Marcus Penrose

on Sun, 3 Jul 2016 at Ashburton St. Lawrence Chapel 8:00pm

Part of a tour to launch the new album, 'The Road Not Taken'. Scottish singer songwriter Adam Beattie's folk stews and dirty blues mixes Celtic folk, American blues, country and early jazz balladry. Emotional but laced with wry humour, gentle but gutsy at the core, Adam's beautiful melodies combine with inventive lyrics to tackle themes of life, love, death and hope. His exquisite voice and intricate guitar work fuse to create an intoxicating musical experience. For this concert, he'll be joined by pianist Will Butterworth (who performed here with his own band last year) and Marcus Penrose on double bass (an old friend who I'm delighted to welcome to the chapel stage! Andy). This promises to be a special evening of beautiful original songs performed by some fabulous musicians. From the Celtic waltz of 'A song of One Hundred Years' (a song he wrote for his grandfather) to the blues-tones of 'The Man Who Loves Too Much', and from the melancholy jazz ballad 'Catch the Biggest Fish and Let it Go' to the Turkish infused 5/4 groove 'I'm On Your Side', Adam has created a breathtakingly beautiful sound that is all his own, and a show that has earned him support slots with the likes of Bert Jansch and Jolie Holland. His band 'The Consultants' is a fluid line up of musicians featuring piano, violin, double bass, French horn and drums. He is often joined by long-term collaborator and singer-songwriter Brooke Sharkey (www.brookesharkey.co.uk). Adam has been playing and recording since 2003 and has released three studio album; 'Songs Of One Hundred Years' (2012), 'We'll Wave From The Shore' (2009) and 'Abu Bozy' (2006), and one live album; 'Arena Sessions' (2015). "Incredibly beautiful" Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC Carefully crafted, gently affecting songwriting with a dark twist Roddy Hart, BBC Radio Scotland "Superb! A great ear for melody and a natural talent for lyric writing."- Bruce MacGregor, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND "Very beautiful Alan Raw, BBC RADIO LEEDS "Really Special" Sue Marchant, BBC RADIO THREE COUNTIES "Expansive folk outpourings are astonishingly beautiful" freshbeats365.com Video (Forest Sessions): The Man Who Loves to Much https://youtu.be/mv_bQ-1rNew Video (live): You Only Kill the One you Love https://youtu.be/n8Fwxn0NZj0 Video: Who Knows for Tomorrow (with Brooke Sharkey) https://youtu.be/aB4MUjKUU-0 Website: www.adambeattie.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/adambeattieandtheconsultants YouTube: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVA4LFeGCFAYo-ZqmLsbBzfn5d-B1QmF4 Bandcamp: https://adambeattie.bandcamp.com/ Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/adambeattie Twitter: www.twitter.com/MrAdamBeattie

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Steve Turner

on Mon, 4 Jul 2016 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

Steve Turner is a talented musician , wonderful singer and a great performer. A pioneer of the English concertina, his innovative song accompaniments stretch the boundaries of traditional forms, with one of the best voices in the business. He is a multi-instrumentalist, playing the cittern, mandolin and banjo. After a career break as a violin maker, he returned as a performer in 2005. Since then he has released two albums, been nominated for BBC Folk Awards, and established himself as a major artiste on the folk scene.

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Sam Kelly Trio

on Mon, 4 Jul 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. "Sam has such a beautiful voice and sings with so much soul. I've seen him perform live a few times and he's amazing...he's so talented" Cara Dillon "A captivating performer, Sam Kelly has one of the best young male voices in British acoustic roots music. Seriously...Check him out!" Sean Lakeman Sam Kelly is a twenty-one year old singer, song-writer and multi-instrumentalist hailing from the depths of Norfolk. Sam's only link to folk music as a young child lay in the gaelic folk songs that his Irish grandfather would teach him to sing. Although many individual songs and tunes have been lost in the blur of childhood memory, Sam has never lost the love and child-like awe for the beautiful sounds of traditional music, and this passion pours out of him in every note he sings. Sam's debut EP - entitled 'Your Way Home' was released in March 2013, featuring Beth Porter (Eliza Carthy Band) on cello. This created a buzz of interest in the folk scene for Sam's music, being described by Bright Young Folk as a 'captivating introduction to a name we'll be sure not to forget.', and gaining him support slots with the likes of Cara Dillon, Jim Moray and Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, as well as numerous folk clubs around the country. Coming from a family largely made up of dairy farmers has left Sam with an unmatched experience for performing in front of hurtfully disinterested Friesians - and his musical journey ranges from reaching the final of ITV's Britain's Got Talent, to being selected for the first ever EFDSS Artist Development scheme. He is now touring with his band, comprising Jamie Francis on banjo and Evan Carson on bodhran. The trio are receiving glowing reviews from punters at every gig they play and are quickly becoming one to watch.

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Plainsong: 'reinventing Richard: The Songs Of Richard Fariña'

on Mon, 4 Jul 2016 at Brighton The Greys 8:00pm

terrace cred. presents: yes, Plainsong! Half a century ago, on 30 april 1966 Brooklyn born, Greenwich Village folksinger / poet / writer / artist Richard Fariña's career and life came to a sudden end in a motorcycle accident in California. Iain Matthews, Andy Roberts and Mark Griffiths have reassembled to record and perform in honour of this influential artist. Fariña's songs have been central to Plainsong since their formative days and one of the earliest Fairport Convention recordings, with Iain, was 'Reno Nevada' and his songs have been recorded by Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Tom Paxton, Carolyn Hester, Pete Seeger, Sandy Denny, and many others. The other half of the show will see the band perform songs from the Plainsong repertoire. A very welcome return to The greys of some favourite musicians.

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Luke Winslow King

on Mon, 4 Jul 2016 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:30pm

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Henhouse Prowlers

on Mon, 4 Jul 2016 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Eleven years in the making, Chicago's Henhouse Prowlers have built a reputation for hard work and non-stop touring, playing music inspired by the roots of bluegrass while branching out into a sound uniquely their own. From lightning fast picking, to sentimental balladsplaying storied original material, traditional songs, and contemporary coversThe Prowlers' live show leaves no one wanting. Resting on no haunches, the Prowlers just released a new album Still On That Ride in the summer of 2015. Along with their cover of the Nigerian pop hit Chop My Money, the album consists of 13 original songs with each member collaborating in contribution. The band is beyond excited to put out their most self-authored work to date! The boys have worked with the US State Department on four separate trips in ten different countries in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as Russia, and put yet another notch in their European belt this summer, touring all over the Benelux and beyond. Continuing to push the envelope with their highly original songwriting, tight arrangements, and electrifying stage presencewith the bluegrass mantle on their shoulders and the best fans in the world by their side, The Henhouse Prowlers are here to stay for a long, long time.

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The Alan Hull Songbook - Dave Hull-denholm & Ian Thompson

on Mon, 4 Jul 2016 at Etton The Processed Pea 8:00pm

THE ALAN HULL SONGBOOK DAVE HULL-DENHOLM and IAN THOMSON from the legendary band LINDISFARNE are to explore the songbook of their colleague the late ALAN HULL The duo both worked alongside singer-songwriter Alan Hull who had great success in the seventies and beyond as the voice of Tyneside's best-loved folk-rock band. It was a great shock to all the band's fans when Hull died unexpectedly in 1995. At the time he was working on what turned out to be his final solo album with son-in-law Dave Hull-Denholm who completed the tracks ready for release. Lindisfarne continue to perform with Dave and bass player Ian Thomson in the present lineup. Recently Dave discovered a collection of tapes in his father in law's loft, that contained numerous early demos of songs that Alan never got around to releasing. The very best of these songs have now been recorded by Dave and Ian as The Alan Hull Songbook, and released on a new album 'Some Other Time' which the pair are now touring to promote. Some of those songs will be included in the duo's live performances that also feature many other great Hull songs such as Lady Eleanor, Run for Home and Fog on the Tyne. With this special set, Hull-Denholm and Thomson explore Hull's songbook giving the very best compositions a poignant and faithful re-working demonstrating Hull's status as 'one of Britains finest songwriters ever'! Hull's songs have been covered by many other singers including Elvis Costello who described Winter Song as one of the best songs ever written. The songs tap into all emotions some sad, some funny, some whimsical and some about life's frustrations- all felt and shared by their writer. Alan Hull played at The Processed Pea several times so we welcome this opportunity to hear those superb songs again, whilst welcoming Dave and Ian back to the venue. Doors open from 7pm for 8pm. Sorry No Food. We operate a first come first in system so the earlier you arrive the more choice of seats you will have.

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Crh Music Presents The Henhouse Prowlers

on Tue, 5 Jul 2016 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

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Jesse Terry + Gallery 47

on Tue, 5 Jul 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Jesse Terry's music reflects an amalgam of influences, from Nashville to Laurel Canyon. His melodic and lyrically-driven Americana fits naturally on a playlist between cuts from Ryan Adams, Jackson Browne, Jason Isbell and Neil Young. 2015 was an especially big year for Terry, including performances at Bonnaroo and the legendary Philadelphia Folk Festival, where he played four times. The Grand Prize winner of The John Lennon Songwriting Contest and The CMT/NSAI Song Contest, Jesse has garnered worldwide acclaim including the elite honor of performing for US and NATO troops stationed at Thule Air Base in Greenland, and an official endorsement by Stonebridge Guitars International. The buzz over Jesse Terry continues to build, with tours bringing him from coast to coast and across oceans to the UK, Ireland, Europe and New Zealand. ------- Gallery 47 is the artist name of Nottingham musician and songwriter, Jack Peachey. He has released two studio albums, "Fate Is The Law" (2011) and "All Will Be Well" (2014). Notable shows have included appearances for BBC Introducing at T in the Park festival and European tour dates in support of Paul Weller. Recent songs from upcoming EP "Nice" have been played on BBC Radio Nottingham, Leicester, Derby and Lincoln together with plays by Tom Robinson on BBC 6music. Though still on the underground folk scene, Jack has just signed a publishing deal with BMG and is preparing to release a new album later this year. "An angelic falsetto singing about car bombs and weight loss" - The Guardian "You can't have a better recommendation that this" - Tom Robinson, BBC 6music "A supreme wordsmith" - Dean Jackson, BBC Radio Nottingham

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Tibetan Monks: Dance, Chant And Sounds Of The Tibetan Tantric Orchestra

on Wed, 6 Jul 2016 at Stow-on-the-Wold St. Edward's Church 7:30pm

8 Tibetan monks will celebrate the 81st birthday of their patron, the Dali Lama. In colourful costumes and masks, playing Tibetan mountain long horns, drums, cymbals and bells of the Tibetan Tantric orchestra, they will perform a masked dance and sacred chant from a Tibetan monastery. The dramatic dances, taken from the Gutor Festival before Tibetan Losar (New Year), offer an entertaining and informative introduction to Buddhist monastic ritual, as well as the atmospheric calm of traditional chanting in a 12th century church.

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Hot Vultures

on Wed, 6 Jul 2016 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Southern English duo Hot Vultures Ian Anderson on guitar, slide guitar and vocals and Maggie Holland on bass guitar, banjo, guitar and vocals were one of the hardest working and popular outfits on the UK and European folk and college circuits of the 1970s. They mixed up a naturally Anglicised selection of old American roots musics from the 1920s, '30s and before early blues, pre-country, old-time music with UK traditional music, acoustic R&B and a few originals, all played with energy, taste, enthusiasm and a genuine love of the sources. They worked everywhere from smoky Continental dives to the Copper Family's monthly Sussex folk nights, from college rock gigs to early Cambridge Folk Festivals, and even had a bit of a following among people from the emerging mid-'70s punk scene as well as adventurous folk fans, possibly because they tended to play things rather fast and (acoustic) loud! In 2016 they'll be re-uniting for one summer only, for the first time (apart from a few one-off command performances) since 1984. Vultures live! Hear a radio broadcast from KPFK Santa Monica in 1980 at soundcloud.com/gftb/hot-vultures-on-kpfk-1980 Vultures on record! Hear tracks from Vulturama at ghostsfromthebasement.bandcamp.com/album/vulturama

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Hot Vultures

on Wed, 6 Jul 2016 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Southern English duo Hot Vultures Ian Anderson on guitar, slide guitar and vocals and Maggie Holland on bass guitar, banjo, guitar and vocals were one of the hardest working and popular outfits on the UK and European folk and college circuits of the 1970s. They mixed up a naturally Anglicised selection of old American roots musics from the 1920s, '30s and before early blues, pre-country, old-time music with UK traditional music, acoustic R&B and a few originals, all played with energy, taste, enthusiasm and a genuine love of the sources. They worked everywhere from smoky Continental dives to the Copper Family's monthly Sussex folk nights, from college rock gigs to early Cambridge Folk Festivals, and even had a bit of a following among people from the emerging mid-'70s punk scene as well as adventurous folk fans, possibly because they tended to play things rather fast and (acoustic) loud! In 2016 they'll be re-uniting for one summer only, for the first time (apart from a few one-off command performances) since 1984. Vultures live! Hear a radio broadcast from KPFK Santa Monica in 1980 at soundcloud.com/gftb/hot-vultures-on-kpfk-1980 Vultures on record! Hear tracks from Vulturama at ghostsfromthebasement.bandcamp.com/album/vulturama

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Amanda Pearcy And Lynne Hanson

on Wed, 6 Jul 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

A fantastic double bill of Americana with Lynne Hansen and The Good Intentions and Amanda Pearcy, both fresh from the Maverick Festival. Amanda Pearcy's music is rooted in in her hardscrabble history, authentically grounded in her earthy, soulful voice. Testifying to her southeast Texas upbringing, and her resilience in the face of some of life's tougher lessons, Pearcy's songs carry a sense, and the sensuality, of the South. Her latest, An Offering, was #1 on the EuroAmericana Chart's 2015 Year End List, as well as their Oct and Nov charts. "In the top division of her generation. Amanda Pearcy's writing makes me think not only of Lucinda Williams, but also of Tom Russell, Jason Isbell, and Gillian Welch." (Rootstime.BE) Among the best of Austin's singer-songwriters (3rd Coast Music) "Tough, sweet, and hard to shake some of the best songwriting you're liable to hear this year. (Texas Music Magazine) Americana, roots music, rough-around-the-edges folk. Canadian songwriter Lynne Hanson prefers porch music with a little red dirt. Her music is like a favourite pair of jeans, rough around the edges, faded and worn through in spots, with a bit of honestly-acquired dirt ground into the seams. While her songs are full of grit, her live performances with The Good Intentions are polished: Lynne Hanson is a hard-driving performer, who assumes true ownership of her music and she's gooooood ... she had the crowd mesmerized! (Elaina Martin, Westfest).

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Sam Outlaw

on Wed, 6 Jul 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Sam Outlaw is a young singer/songwriter living in Los Angeles. His new LP 'Angeleno' is a collection of pedal steel-drenched instant country classics, rooted in West Coast cool and Southern California country rock. Outlaw (his mother's maiden name) is leading the charge in SoCal's revived country scene, and in fact enlisted LA roots royalty Ry Cooder and his son Joachim Cooder to produce and play on the album. Recording in Megawatt Studios in Los Angeles, with a band that included Bo Koster (My Morning Jacket), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Gabe Witcher (Punch Brothers) and Chuy Guzman (Linda Ronstadt), Outlaw heard the album he always dreamed of coming to life. "Ninety percent of what you're hearing is still the five of us in a room performing a song", he says. "Ry plays on every song, electric and acoustic on the basics. And then all the overdubs he did were just insanely beautiful. He was able to make magic happen on every track". Sam's sound has a broad appeal - he is touring with a diverse array of artists - Delta Spirit, Dawes, Clint Black, Sheryl Crow, Aaron Watson, Asleep at the Wheel.

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Dead Belgian At Cecil Sharp House

on Wed, 6 Jul 2016 at London Cecil Sharp House 8:00pm

Jacques Brel is widely regarded as one of the finest songwriters of the twentieth century. His influence can be heard in music from artists ranging from David Bowie to Nina Simone to Frank Sinatra. Dead Belgian bring the music of Brel to life with stunning energy and passion. Fierce and beautiful arrangements played with grace, skill and fire. This music venerates, re-imagines and redefines the legacy of Brel. "Dead Belgian's deliciously ramshackle approach deconstructs Brel the icon to reclaim him as a street musician, chanson maestro and people's champion." - MOJO

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Hymn For Her + White Flower

on Wed, 6 Jul 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..... Hymn For Her + White Flower HYMN FOR HER have been busy touring across the country and abroad over the past few years, injecting juiced-up backwoods country blues with a dose of desert rock psychedelia that has been described as Hell's Angels meets the Amish. They recorded their 2nd album, "Hymn for Her Presents . . . Lucy and Wayne and the Amairican Stream", in their vintage 1961 Bambi Airstream trailer at locations stretching from Philadelphia to Malibu on a three-month tour. For their latest release, "Hymn for Her Presents . . . Lucy and Wayne's Smokin Flames", the twosome kicked it into high gear. They traveled to Ghetto Recorders in Detroit to work with Jim Diamond. They recorded live and mixed 12 original songs in just one week. The duo certainly covers a lot of musical territory in Smokin Flames. Their wild-eyed mash-up of country, blues and punk led U.K. music critic Steve Bennett to call H4H's sound a riotous, rocking roadkill stew, while others have referenced such diverse bands as Captain Beefheart, Primus, X, R.L. Burnside, JS Blues Explosion and the Ramones. Impressively, the two create their ripsaw sounds (Los Angeles Times' Randy Lewis) with only a few instruments. Wayne (with the devilish voice), mainly playing the kick-drum, high-hat, acoustic guitar and harp, serves as the group's rhythmic driving force. Lucy (of the fallen-angel voice) delivers a gritty squall on her Lowebow a custom-made cigar-box guitar: The Riff Monster. Catch this duo as they burn down the highway and tear up your town like a Wichita twister. WHITE FLOWER The trio formed in 2014. Seb Silas & Will Newell studied & collaborated together from an early age at Forest School, East London. Subsequently, Seb met German vocalist Sylvia Schmidt whilst studying at Middlesex University, where they both graduated in Jazz Performance in 2014 & 2012 respectively. During the same period, Will completed his BMus in Classical Violin at Guildhall. Seb & Sylvia work together in various jazz/improv projects including Mimika Ensemble. All are busy London musicians, working in a multitude of projects spanning a rich musical palette.

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The Basement Sessions.... Duncan Woods + Abimaro + Harry Pane

on Wed, 6 Jul 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.... Duncan Woods + Abimaro + Harry Pane Duncan Woods, a Zimbabwean born, Australian grown, traveling singer-songwriter, spends his time chasing the sun, living out the Australian and European summers as he performs across the continent and this year now back in the UK promoting his latest release "Chameleon". Rhythmic guitar work and quick sharp lyrics are Duncan's bread and butter play, blending rap and reggae with melodic singer-songwriter styles, trying to bring a little of every and any flavour to the table. No single show is ever the same, Duncan dials into the moods of the audience, feeding off the energy he is given. On stage he is most at home with just a guitar and a mic, but jumps at any opportunity to share the stage with a band. Abimaro From writing short stories as a young girl to studying songwriting at Goldsmith's University, South London singer/songwriter Abimaro's lyrical craftsmanship and delicate melodies have set her apart as a talented wordsmith and an evocative performer. Having previously lent her vocals to the likes of Zero 7 & The Cinematic Orchestra, and collaborated with the band 'Abimaro & the Free' , she is now embarking on a solo journey. Confessional in nature and green in colour, her new, solo material blends the freedom of the voice & guitar, as it captures the human heart in all its intricacies and complexities. Harry Pane Harry Pane is a London based folk/blues singer-songwriter. Following a move to London from Northants in 2015 he's busier than ever and playing some great venues such as London 02's Brooklyn Bowl, 229 Venue and The 100 Club. With a soulful and emotive voice, tumbling guitar riffs, slide-guitar and a 'stomping' pulse. His songs are crafted around stories that touch close to the heart.

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Folk In The Owl's Nest Presents Aled Rheon With All Things Considered & Clarkstein

on Wed, 6 Jul 2016 at Cardiff Gwdihw 7:30pm

We've invited a Gwdihe favourtite and Welsh hero, Aled Rheon to headline our July event. Hailing from Cardiff, via Carmarthen and London, and performing in both his native Welsh and English, troubadour Aled Rheon draws his influences from his love of traditional Welsh folk music combined with a childhood spent in rural Wales and infused with his experience of love and life in the city. There's a quiet, lonesome grandeur that sets his music apart and Aled's haunting soulful melodic vocals, dreamy heartfelt lyrics and unique finger-picking style have sparked inevitable comparisons to the likes of Welsh folk legend Meic Stevens and Nick Drake. Aled was lucky enough to be chosen from hundreds of artists to be one of the BBC Horizons 12 project in 2015. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/profiles/5tF8G887XdkvZVT7Ghlcs3J/aled-rheon). Support comes from the Folk Fusion of the Berkshire based All Things Considered and Clarkstein.

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Lynne Hanson

on Thu, 7 Jul 2016 at London Surya 7:30pm

One of Canada's most acclaimed musicians arrives on these shores to celebrate her recent album 'River of Sand' a release that was widely considered the only roots rock record of 2014 to hold a candle to Rosanne Cash's "The River and the Thread." And she's certainly up there with Ms Cash - Hanson's songs are like a favourite pair of jeans, faded and worn through in spots, with a bit of honestly-acquired grit ground into the seams. Long-praised for her raw, confessional songwriting, the new material displays a whole new level of artistic courage. This is great music with integrity, soul and not a little brio. "Somewhere in the heartlands, in a town called 'Americana USA,' nestles a particular variety of singer-songwriter. Someone who views a melodic sensibility through the bottom of a whiskey glass. Canadian songstress Lynne Hanson could run for mayor of that town." Trevor Raggatt - R2 Magazine (5 stars) "The least of the songs are superior to much I've heard this year while the cream of the crop is just stunning at times." Paul Kerr - Americana-UK (9/10) 2010 Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award 2009 Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee 2009 Kerrville New Folk Finalist 2008 Mountain Stage New Song Regional Finalist 2006 OCFF "Songs from the Heart" Blues Award Some have referred to her music as Americana, roots, and rough-around-the-edges folk, but Canadian songwriter Lynne Hanson prefers porch music with a little red dirt. Hanson songs are like a favourite pair of jeans. They're rough around the edges, faded and worn through in spots, with a bit of honestly-acquired dirt ground into the seams. Hanson grew up in Ottawa Canada, and starting playing guitar when she was 14, learning on a hand-me-down from her older brother. She released her award-winning debut album Things I Miss in 2006, and with many tales to tell, two more albums quickly followed: Eleven Months (2008) and Once the Sun Goes Down (2010). Each new release garnered critical praise, earning Hanson a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination in 2009, an invitation to the Kerrville Folk Festival as a New Folk Finalist, and a year later the prestigious Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award handed out annually by the Ontario Arts Council. Then silence. A four-year hiatus from recording. Lynne took some time to take control of her personal life which also marked the beginning of a new approach to songwriting. Her fourth studio album River of Sand is the creative output of that very personal journey. On River Of Sand she's been fortunate to work with Juno-winning songstress Lynn Miles as producer. The songs on this record are honest and fearless says Miles. It's still as Hanson has always described it, but there's a little more dirt and the dirt is just a little bit darker. No topic is off limits, and the 11 songs run the gamut, painting a candid canvas of whiskey-soaked heartbreak and personal struggle, all contrasted against hope that better times are coming. Her songs may be full of grit, but Hanson's live performances are polished, whether she's playing solo or with her band The Good Intentions. And she's managed to get around, having toured Canada, the US, Europe and the UK. She's played showcase gigs in Austin, Phoenix and Memphis (Folk Alliance), toured in support of Grammy nominated songwriters (Gretchen Peters, Steve Forbert), and performed at several historic music venues, including the legendary 100 Club in London England and the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. "Alongside the terrific songs and fabulous production the actual product is one of the most graphically arresting album sleeves of 2015" - Rudie Humphrey | Americana UK 9/10 "Somewhere in the heartlands, in a town called 'Americana USA,' nestles a particular variety of singer-songwriter. Someone who views a melodic sensibility through the bottom of a whiskey glass. Canadian songstress Lynne Hanson could run for mayor of that town." Trevor Raggatt - R2 Magazine (5 stars) "She's made the only roots rock record of 2014 to hold a candle to Rosanne Cash's "The River and the Thread." Michael Barclay - The Cambridge Times Lynne Hanson is a hard-driving performer, who assumes true ownership of her music and she's gooooood ... she had the crowd mesmerized! Elaina Martin, Founder and Producer, Westfest

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Ian Bruce With Ian And Moe Walker

on Thu, 7 Jul 2016 at Churston Ferrers Traditional Farm Shop 7:00pm

Great entertainers - the two Ians and Moe packed out the venue last time they joined us. Your ticket price includes snacks during the interval.

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Howdenjones

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

With powerful harmonies, skilled musicianship and beautiful arrangements, Kate Howden and Paul Jones write all their own material and play, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo and bodhran. In the seven years since they last visited us, they have worked mostly on the rural touring circuit, developing a friendly mixture of songs, tunes and stories that has non-folk audiences joining in and singing along.

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Howdenjones

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

With powerful harmonies, skilled musicianship and beautiful arrangements, Kate Howden and Paul Jones write all their own material and play, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo and bodhran. In the seven years since they last visited us, they have worked mostly on the rural touring circuit, developing a friendly mixture of songs, tunes and stories that has non-folk audiences joining in and singing along.

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Faith I Branko

on Thu, 7 Jul 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Combine a leading virtuoso violinist with a highly accomplished English accordionist with a great voice and what do you get?'​Nicholas Hooper, [Composer Harry Potter Soundtrack/ Disney African Cats] Faith i Branko are a passionate, virtuoso UK/Serbian­Roma duo. They will be releasing their thhighly anticipated debut album 'Gypsy Lover' on March 25th 2016 ­ a set of original compositions recorded with top Serbian Roma and UK artists which chronicles their shared struggles since 2009. Branko Ristic, one of the world's foremost Gypsy Jazz Violinists, has joined with Faith Ristic, a highly charismatic and virtuosic UK Accordionist, to create a style that draws from and redefines each of their musical heritages. Recent performances include Guca Festival; Vienna Roma Fest; Sydney International Festival; Enlighten Canberra; Tasmania; Oxford Two Make; Sanctum at Bristol and many Balkan TV appearances. Radio play includes BBC Global Echoes; World Service with Stephen Fry and 6 Music. 'Love knows no bounds': a phrase as old as time and never truer than in the love story of this romance's two protagonists, Faith and Branko. The duo forms the core of their high energy live act: they combine accordion, whistles, vocals, acoustic violin, electric violin, keyboard and effects pedals to take the audience on a journey from melancholy Roma violin laments to playful Reggae songs and joyful Kolo dances. Gypsy Jazz, Balkan, Classical, Swing and Improvisation form the core of their entirely original set ­ which they perform both as a duo and in collaboration. They source musicians from all over the world to play as a trio, quartet and as a highly energetic Romani/UK Orchestra: recent collaborating artists have included cellist Sarah Moody; vocalist Jannah Warlow; DJ Gaetano Fabri; renowned Django Guitarist Cakija Vasiljevic, and classically trained Roma violinist Kristijan Petrovic. Faith I Branko will be celebrating their marriage at the Green Note. They married in Serbia in 2012 and, now that Branko - after 4 long years - has gained entry to the UK, they would like to invite friends, family, and fans in the UK to celebrate their acclaimed album Gypsy Lover - released with Riverboat Records and recorded with Emir Kusturica in Serbia, and their marriage and new life together in the UK. This Balkan/Oxford Crossover is rather fine' Ian Anderson, Editor, fRoots 'Their Love Story is honest and beautifully represented' BBC World Service 'Great musicians with a fascinating stage presence' Alex James, Blue 'Great fun and really talented' Lily Allen 'Quite remarkable musicians' BBC Oxford 'A multi­talented band' Sunday Telegraph 'How far would you go for love? As far as Faith Ristic?' Oxford Times 'Combine a leading virtuoso violinist with a highly accomplished English accordionist with a great voice and what do you get?' Nicholas Hooper, [Composer Harry Potter Soundtrack/ Disney African Cats]

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¡no Pasaran! - Featuring Na-mara

on Thu, 7 Jul 2016 at Croydon The Oval Tavern 7:30pm

80 years ago, the Spanish Civil War started. At Croydon Airport. An evening to celebrate various aspects of Iberian culture to commemorate this significant event in world history. Featuring guest artists Na-Mara and also local performers.

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Welcomme, Finnan And Chrimes

on Thu, 7 Jul 2016 at Ruthin AllStyles Music Club 7:15pm

Frank Welcomme, John Finnan and Andy Chrimes and are a Chester based trio who perform both traditional and contemporary music on a copious array of instruments: John on guitar and autoharp; Andy on guitar, mandolin, 5 string banjo and accordion; Frank on upright bass, guitar, mouth harp and accordion. The three share the lead vocals, each supported by the others' brilliant harmonies resulting in wildly varied and entertaining set featuring material so diverse that one minute you are hearing traditional folk, the next Procol Harum's Whiter Shade of Pale, and with a bit of rock n' roll thrown in for good measure. These guys are tremendously entertaining act, who went down a storm at the Chester and Wirral Folk Festivals, and played to a packed house at Chester Theatre. This is an ideal opportunity to see them performing up close and personal at our intimate and cosy club venue. Seated with tables licensed bar with guest ales easy parking disabled access Doors 7.15pm. Music starts at 8.00. Come early for the best choice of seats.

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New Roots Presents Victoria Hume/ Amy Walker

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

Victoria Hume was born in Brighton, raised in Dorset, studied in Oxford and spent several years living and working in London before relocating to Johannesburg in 2014. She self-released her debut album Limbs & Digits in 2009 and its follow-up Landing in 2012. The latter was championed by Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music, hailing it as 'really beautiful'. She has since signed with Lost Map records, home to the Pictish Trail and Rozi Plain, and recently recorded a live session with her full band for Marc Riley at the BBC. Amy Walker studied music at Dartington College of Arts, where she developed both her song-writing and her interest in the physics of sound. She has recorded in an aircraft hangar and a mine, and her piano duet My Head Is A Piano called for the pianists to sit cross-legged under their pianos. Amy now lives in Paris and works in the voice recognition technology industry.

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Julie Felix

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

What a tale she has to tell, this legend of the folk music world. Singer, songwriter, guitarist, peace activist, spiritualist, protector of the Earth. And truly extraordinary ground-breaker. At the height of her fame in the Sixties she was dubbed by the Times the First Lady of Folk... The first folk singer to have her own TV show, the first to fill the Royal Albert Hall, the first to sing in Westminster Abbey and the first to be signed to a major record label. Fifty years after being catapulted to stardom by the Frost Report she has lost none of the stage magic that has won her friends around the world. Along the way she has picked and sung with Leonard Cohen, played the '69 (Bob Dylan) Isle of Wight festival, performed and recorded with guitar master John Renbourn and led a life-risking peace march through war-torn central America. Her songs for peace and justice ring out as strongly as ever and her version of the great Peruvian anthem El Condor Pasa remains one of the greatest. As singer Steve Harley says of her: "It's a tough business, music. Only the good and the genuine last the course."

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Dougie Maclean

on Fri, 8 Jul 2016 at Sandwich St Mary's Arts Centre 7:30pm

Opening concert for Sandwich Folk and Ale 2016 in St Mary's Arts Centre, Sandwich. Continuing our tradition of opening the weekend festival with a top name from the Folk world, this year we have the internationally known Scottish singer/songwriter, Dougie Maclean. This will be Dougie's only concert in the South of England in 2016, so book early.

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Folk At The Forum Concert - Lucy Ward

on Fri, 8 Jul 2016 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:30pm

Part of the Folk at the Forum Festival Evening Concert at Royal British Legion, Church Lane, Blandford DT11 7AD Multi award winning artiste LUCY WARD brings her own brand of stunning songs and humour to entertain in grand style. Supported by the lively young band Granny's Attic.

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Folk At The Forum Concert - Lucy Ward

on Fri, 8 Jul 2016 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:30pm

Part of the Folk at the Forum Festival Evening Concert at Royal British Legion, Church Lane, Blandford DT11 7AD Multi award winning artiste LUCY WARD brings her own brand of stunning songs and humour to entertain in grand style. Supported by the lively young band Granny's Attic.

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Folk At The Forum - Combined Evening Concert Ticket

on Fri, 8 Jul 2016 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

Combined Ticket to BOTH evening concerts: Friday evening ( Lucy Ward & Granny's Attic) plus Saturday afternoon (Flossie Malavialle plus Two Coats Colder)

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Folk At The Forum - Combined Evening Concert Ticket

on Fri, 8 Jul 2016 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

Combined Ticket to BOTH evening concerts: Friday evening ( Lucy Ward & Granny's Attic) plus Saturday afternoon (Flossie Malavialle plus Two Coats Colder)

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Daj Dook

on Fri, 8 Jul 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Far from a carbon copy of the music of Django Reinhardt, Daj Dook take their love of the gypsy jazz tradition and form a style that brings the music forward into the modern swing scene. This is gypsy jazz pushed to its limits by 4 of the top musicians in the UK. Between them they have performed with most of the leading figures in the style all over the world at festivals such as Django Reinhardt Festival De Samois (France), Turin Jazz Festival (Italy), March Mancouche festival (UK), IGGf (UK), Cloughtober festival (Ireland). Kourosh Kanani-guitar Jeremie Coullon-Guitar Matt Holborn-violin Eleazar Spreafico-double bass

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Michele Stodart

on Fri, 8 Jul 2016 at Salford The Eagle Inn 7:30pm

Michele Stodart's new album Pieces will be released on 8 July via One Little Indian. To celebrate she is playing a special launch show at the Eagle Inn. Over a decade since The Magic Numbers landed in the top ten with their double-platinum-selling debut album, Michele has taken temporary leave of the band she formed with her brother Romeo, to release her second solo album. Released four years after her solo debut, Wide-Eyed Crossing, the nine songs that comprise Pieces confirm that, almost by stealth, Michele has turned into an artist whose work bears strong comparison to some of the touchstone songwriters that helped shape her outlook.

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Miri-kools Cajun Band

on Fri, 8 Jul 2016 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:30pm

Favourites at File Gumbo and on the Cajun Festival circuit Cafe and bar open 7.30pm Beginners' Dance Class 8.00-8.40pm Live Music 8.40-11.00pm

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Miri-kools Cajun Band

on Fri, 8 Jul 2016 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:30pm

Favourites at File Gumbo and on the Cajun Festival circuit Cafe and bar open 7.30pm Beginners' Dance Class 8.00-8.40pm Live Music 8.40-11.00pm

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Lowell 'banana' Levinger & Barry Melton

on Fri, 8 Jul 2016 at Emsworth The Hewitt's 7:30pm

West Coast USA psychedelia at it's best !

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Helter Skelter & Black Snake Blues Presents Faith I Branko + Bozo Zoo

on Fri, 8 Jul 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A feral one-two combination of Gypsy fever and oddball swing at Jamboree with the sublime Faith i Branko and Bozo Zoo... Faith i Branko play frenzied Gypsy folk on a razor's edge to which to dance to your heart's content. Since their marriage in 2010 this Oxford / Serbian Roma duo have shot to stardom in the Balkans and recorded their debut album in director Emir Kusturica's studio in Serbia, stunning audiences across the Balkans, Australia and the UK with their love story woven into original compositions. Tonight they will perform as a 4-piece. Bozo Zoo are a surreal, oddball swing, blues and jazz band who sound at times like Mark E. Smith manning the Hot Five.

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Dani Wilde

on Sat, 9 Jul 2016 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Dani Wilde

on Sat, 9 Jul 2016 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Folk At The Forum Concert - Flossie Malavialle

on Sat, 9 Jul 2016 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 12:30pm

FOLK AT THE FORUM afternoon concert with Flossie Malavialle, a wonderful singer of French origin, but now firmly based in Doncaster. Her stunning singing is balanced with her wit and humour between the songs. Supporting Flossie is the Essex based band, Two Coats Colder. Now a four-piece band, two Coats Colder have roots in Dorset and frequently perform in this area. PLEASE NOTE: If buying tickets for BOTH concerts Friday 8th AND Saturday 9th please use the relevant ticket sales link NOT THIS ONE

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Folk At The Forum Concert - Flossie Malavialle

on Sat, 9 Jul 2016 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 12:30pm

FOLK AT THE FORUM afternoon concert with Flossie Malavialle, a wonderful singer of French origin, but now firmly based in Doncaster. Her stunning singing is balanced with her wit and humour between the songs. Supporting Flossie is the Essex based band, Two Coats Colder. Now a four-piece band, two Coats Colder have roots in Dorset and frequently perform in this area. PLEASE NOTE: If buying tickets for BOTH concerts Friday 8th AND Saturday 9th please use the relevant ticket sales link NOT THIS ONE

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Perkelt

on Sat, 9 Jul 2016 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Perkelt

on Sat, 9 Jul 2016 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Lynne Hanson And The Good Intentions

on Sat, 9 Jul 2016 at Southwell Library 7:00pm

You can call it roots music, rough-around-the-edges folk, but award winning Canadian songwriter Lynne Hanson prefers porch music with a little red dirt. Lynne's songs are like a favourite pair of jeans. They're faded and worn through in spots, with a bit of honestly-acquired grit ground into the seams. Lynne is a winner of the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award, has been been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award, and has toured Canada, the US, Europe and the UK. Lynne has toured in support of Grammy nominated songwriters (Gretchen Peters, Steve Forbert) as well as guitar legend Albert Lee.

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Lynne Hanson And The Good Intentions

on Sat, 9 Jul 2016 at Southwell Library 7:00pm

You can call it roots music, rough-around-the-edges folk, but award winning Canadian songwriter Lynne Hanson prefers porch music with a little red dirt. Lynne's songs are like a favourite pair of jeans. They're faded and worn through in spots, with a bit of honestly-acquired grit ground into the seams. Lynne is a winner of the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award, has been been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award, and has toured Canada, the US, Europe and the UK. Lynne has toured in support of Grammy nominated songwriters (Gretchen Peters, Steve Forbert) as well as guitar legend Albert Lee.

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Billy Lee & The Swamp Critters

on Sat, 9 Jul 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 Cajun Fiddle, a Zydeco Accordion, a Louisiana Rubboard, and a Tenacious Texas Troubadour- ­Billy Lee­- come together to bring you some foot stomping crawfish boogie! Get ready for a gumbo of sounds straight from the bayou country of South East Texas and Louisiana-where Billy was raised. While one of the most creative bands rising on the scene today, they still maintain the traditions of the region, and that's what the Gulf Coast Sound is all about! Rare London appearance from this lively and authentic band - not to be missed!

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Latin Wood Quartet

on Sat, 9 Jul 2016 at London St Ethelburga's 7:00pm

Join us on Sat 9th July for a journey along Colombia through its varied and magical rhythms portraying the rich and varied heritage of this unique and multicultural land. You will leave the building on a high after singing along to some of Colombia's most famous tunes, dancing to contagious Afro-Colombian Cumbia, and getting to know songs and other styles from all the corners of the country. The members of Latin Wood Quartet convey different musical backgrounds from classical and jazz to folk and choral music. Under the direction of award winning Camilo Menjura, this promises to be an unmissable night.

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Balkan Beats Presents The Op Sa! Orchestra + Strouzer & The Boxcars

on Sat, 9 Jul 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

Balkan Brass * Mediterranean Beats * Blues * Op Sa! are a firecracker of an orchestra using the roots of the Serbian Kolo and the Turkish Cocek to create their own passionate brand of Balkan music. With repertoire from Serbia, Macedonia, Bosnia and the Romani Culture alongside a growing anthology of original songs, they've played at the Royal Festival Hall alongside the London Philharmonic Orchestra, supported ace bands like KAL and the Turbans, and worked alongside producers Gypsy Hill. A big, bold 12-piece, their traditional brass section is coupled with clarinets, sax, electric guitars, darabouka and drum set to simply mesmerize. They've got that rare 'wild beat,' and will lead you on to the dance, as Roy Smeck once said. A harmonica player, blues shouter and guitar picker, Joe Stouzer learned the blues from his father, a cockney sword dancer, and sings songs from his travels from Newcastle to New Orleans and a hell of a lot of places in between and, of course, gives the occasional impression of a freight train

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Summer Festival

on Sat, 9 Jul 2016 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 12:00pm

12:15 12:45 Borough Blues Club WORKSHOP BAND 13:05 14:05 GLAS 14:25 15:25 LOL GOODMAN BAND 15:45 16:45 MARK DAVIES BAND 17:05 18:05 JACK THE BISCUIT 18:25 19:25 LUKE DOHERTY BAND

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Party In The Boat House With Jimmy Rae & The Firewalkers

on Sat, 9 Jul 2016 at Wirral Hoylake Sailing Club 7:30pm

Hoylake Sailing Club is the venue once again for this ever-popular night of music and dancing with local singer songwriter Jimmy Rae and his band delivering their unique brand of high octane country rock'n'roll, supported by Wirral's queens of close harmony swing, The Poppies. Get your tickets early for Hoylake's favourite beach-side barbecue party! Doors: 7.30pm, music finishes at 11pm. Advance tickets £7.00 plus online booking fee or £10 on the door Bucket collection for Claire House.

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Rsj @ The Cock & Magpie

on Sat, 9 Jul 2016 at Bewdley The Cock and Magpie 7:30pm

Rattlesnake Jake are back at the Cock & Magpie. Playing some Soul Funk and Motown, not a night to be missed! Bring your dancing shoes! Tickets will sell out fast

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Steve Dan Mills

on Sun, 10 Jul 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

London-based American singer-songwriter Steve Dan Mills, who combines powerful vocals with acoustic guitar and harmonica, co-founded Speed Limit 35, one of the American South's first folk rock bands. He's enjoyed a solo career since the 1970s, performing at the Kerrville Folk, London Folk and Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festivals. His music has been described as the real thing, sensitive, moving, cathartic and healing. He couples his very powerful vocals with acoustic guitar and harmonica. His masterful story telling, based on his rich and challenging life experiences, lays the groundwork for each song in a most engaging manner. Neal Coty, Mel MacDaniel and Benita Hill have recorded Steve's songs. "Dream On Texas Ladies" went to number 18 on the Billboard charts for Rex Allen Jr and sold 4 million copies for John Michael Montgomery. Tommy Emmanuel covered the title cut from the CD, Inside Out Lookin' In.

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Steve Dan Mills

on Sun, 10 Jul 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

London-based American singer-songwriter Steve Dan Mills, who combines powerful vocals with acoustic guitar and harmonica, co-founded Speed Limit 35, one of the American South's first folk rock bands. He's enjoyed a solo career since the 1970s, performing at the Kerrville Folk, London Folk and Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festivals. His music has been described as the real thing, sensitive, moving, cathartic and healing. He couples his very powerful vocals with acoustic guitar and harmonica. His masterful story telling, based on his rich and challenging life experiences, lays the groundwork for each song in a most engaging manner. Neal Coty, Mel MacDaniel and Benita Hill have recorded Steve's songs. "Dream On Texas Ladies" went to number 18 on the Billboard charts for Rex Allen Jr and sold 4 million copies for John Michael Montgomery. Tommy Emmanuel covered the title cut from the CD, Inside Out Lookin' In.

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Patrick Walker Trio

on Sun, 10 Jul 2016 at Hope Old Hall Hotel - tea rooms 7:30pm

Tickets can be bought on the door at £6 but advance booking is always advisable You can always confirm by calling 0791 333 1078

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Mark Harrison + Gabriel Mesh

on Sun, 10 Jul 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... Mark Harrison is fast gaining a reputation for making a unique kind of all-original music, based on the style of the early blues and folk/blues artists, with a modern twist. His highly individual music, with its memorable tunes, striking lyrics and strong and compelling rhythms, has been going down very well with audiences of all kinds. Mark's songs all have something to say or a story to tell. They'll make you move, make you think, make you smile. He is doing something genuinely fresh and different, tapping into the timeless quality of 'old' music to produce something brand new and totally relevant to the present day. Mark is a thrilling, rhythmic, finger-picker and slide player, with a very distinctive style. He recently released his third album, The World Outside. Like his previous albums, Crooked Smile and Watching The Parade, it has been unanimously praised by influential and knowledgeable figures across a wide range of areas of the music world, receiving a very great deal of airplay and highly enthusiastic reviews. Recently Mark has appeared at top festivals such as Celtic Connections, where his headline concert was a sellout, and at well-regarded venues all over the country. He also received two nominations in the British Blues Awards (Songwriter & Acoustic) in 2015. 'one of the British Isles' great blues singers and guitarists . totally and absolutely original' (Mike Harding) 'wonderful rootsy blues .. innovative' (Jazz FM) http://www.markharrisonrootsmusic.com/ --- Gabriel Mesh is currently performing in and around the London acoustic scene purveying a wholesome set that will satisfy anyone with a hunger for virtuosity and authenticity. Gabriel takes inspiration from the folk and blues tradition and sprinkles it with a generous handful of reinvention.

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Caddy Cooper + Amanda Pearcy

on Sun, 10 Jul 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ CADDY COOPER "From military camps across Afghanistan to the cosy front room of British knighthood; it's safe to say that Australian Blues and Country Singer Songwriter Caddy Cooper's tapestry of touring history is outside the average. With two critically acclaimed albums, several momentously successful international tours and more stories than you can fit into one show, Caddy and her band are rolling into town once again in 2016 as part of her latest tour "The Simple Things". Deemed 'one of the finest songwriters in the land' (Express FM), Caddy's 'natural, un-rushed and all together beautiful' vocals (For the Country Record), 'infectious charm' (Blues in Britain Magazine) and Little Martin guitar have been traveling worldwide, winning hearts and soothing souls with Caddy's iconic breed of storytelling and toe tapping tunes. AMANDA PEARCY "In the top division of her generation. Her writing makes me think not only of Lucinda Williams, but also of Tom Russell, Jason Isbell, and Gillian Welch." Rootstime.BE "Instantly recognizable as a hugely talented complete individualist, full of originality and diversity... American Roots UK "Tough, sweet, and hard to shake... some of the best songwriting you're liable to hear this year. Texas Music Magazine Amanda Pearcy's music is rooted in in her hardscrabble history, authentically grounded in her earthy, soulful voice. Testifying to her southeast Texas upbringing, and her resilience in the face of some of life's tougher lessons, Pearcy's songs carry a sense, and the sensuality, of the South. Her latest, An Offering, was #1 on the EuroAmericana Chart's 2015 Year End List, as well as their Oct and Nov charts. It was one of Texas Music Magazine's 2015 Albums of the Year, and Pearcy was selected as one of their "Texas Music 10: Singer Songwriters of Distinction in their Winter '16 issue. Her 2013 release, Royal Street, spent three months at #1 & #2 on the EuroAmericana Chart, and was #7 on the chart's 2013 Year End List.

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Hillfolk Noir Usa - Owlsworld Presents @ The Cock Inn

on Mon, 11 Jul 2016 at Sarratt The Cock Inn 7:45pm

Hillfolk Noir http://www.hillfolknoir.com/ FB Events Page : https://www.facebook.com/events/846276402161442/ The Cock Inn Church Lane Sarratt WD3 6HH Doors 7.30pm - Start 8.30pm till 11.00pm For more info email owlsworld@gmail.com or call 07775 526 881 Tickets: we only have 50 tickets on sale for this show! All tickets £12 pre-booked from We Got Tickets www.wegottickets.com/owlsworld (booking fees apply) or PayPal Tickets (No booking fees apply). Via the website www.owlsworld.co.uk Legendary BBC presenter Whispering Bob Harris is a fan and has described their music as amazing, telling listeners to his BBC Radio 2 programme: I can't wait to see them on stage. One of the hardest-working bands on the US roots music circuit, Hillfolk Noir have built themselves a huge Stateside following playing what has been described as music filtered through a country-tinged, swampy-swingin', hillbilly-delta-blues-ragtime word machine. Working out of Boise, Idaho, they have won a lot of fans in the UK after five successful tours on this side of the Atlantic. This is what some media folks have said about them: A raggedy, rollicking adrelalin shot fRoots magazine An incandescent car crash of blues, medicine show sensibilities, country and rock 'n' roll Mary Ann Kennedy, BBC Radio 3 A beautiful blend of folk, country and rock 'n' roll with Depression-era inspired string band blues and hillbilly ideals The List Roots music with attitude! R2 (Rock 'n' Reel) magazine The jugband tradition is alive and more than well - they bring a punky, spunky spirit to the blues and old-time Rob Adams, The Herald The Cock Inn Church Lane Sarratt WD3 6HH Doors 7.30pm - Start 8.30pm till 11.00pm For more info email owlsworld@gmail.com or call 07775 526 881 Tickets: we only have 50 tickets on sale for this show! All tickets £12 pre-booked from We Got Tickets www.wegottickets.com/owlsworld (booking fees apply) or PayPal Tickets (No booking fees apply). Via the website www.owlsworld.co.uk

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Hot Vultures

on Mon, 11 Jul 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ HOT VULTURES.... Ian Anderson & Maggie Holland Favourite 1970s duo, reuniting Summer 2016 for the first time in 32 years, for one season only! Southern English duo Hot Vultures Ian Anderson on guitar, slide guitar and vocals and Maggie Holland on bass guitar, banjo, guitar and vocals were one of the hardest working and popular outfits on the UK and European folk and college circuits of the 1970s. They mixed up a naturally Anglicised selection of old American roots musics from the 1920s, '30s and before early blues, pre-country, old-time music with UK traditional music, acoustic R&B and a few originals, all played with energy, taste, enthusiasm and a genuine love of the sources. They worked everywhere from smoky Continental dives to the Copper Family's monthly Sussex folk nights, from college rock gigs to early Cambridge Folk Festivals, and even had a bit of a following among people from the emerging mid-'70s punk scene as well as adventurous folk fans, possibly because they tended to play things rather fast and (acoustic) loud! They made three albums in the UK, the first of which was also released by EMI Belgium and the third (Up The Line) in the USA, very unusual for UK folk names in that era. They collaborated on them with guest musicians like Martin Simpson (with whom they also toured as The Scrub Jay Orchestra), Pete & Chris Coe, Al Jones and many more. Eventually the duo expanded into the English Country Blues Band and later the '80s electric ceilidh band Tiger Moth. Their albums were anthologised on the 'best of' CD compilation Vulturama. Ian Anderson had begun his career in the late '60s blues boom before releasing three solo LPs as Ian A. Anderson on the now cult 'psych folk' label Village Thing; in more recent years when his day job permits he has been in the duo The False Beards with Ben Mandelson. Maggie Holland subsequently blossomed as a solo artist and songwriter, whose songs have also been recorded by June Tabor and Martin Carthy (her A Place Called England was a Song Of The Year winner in the BBC Folk Awards) and is also currently playing in The Broonzies with Jez Lowe and others. In 2016 they are re-uniting for one summer only, for the first time (apart from a few one-off command performances) since 1984.

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Fake Thackray

on Mon, 11 Jul 2016 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Fake Thackray

on Mon, 11 Jul 2016 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Mike Heron & Trembling Bells: The Circle Is Unbroken

on Mon, 11 Jul 2016 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:30pm

To coincide with Hux Records' release of Incredible String Band 'Live at Fillmore East, 1968' album, original ISB band member, Mike Heron is teaming up with Trembling Bells to perform classic String Band material from their hugely influential first four albums. Few bands could be said to embody the spirit of the 1960s more comprehensively than the Incredible String Band. On albums such as 'The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter' or 'Wee Tam and the Big Huge'- with their epic perspectives, pantheistic lyrics and visionary synthesis of musical forms- ISB gave the hippy generation some of their most emblematic anthems. The breadth of their appeal is beguiling, with admirers as diverse as Robert Plant and Rowan Williams (Archbishop of Canterbury) professing a long term love affair with the band. In 2010 Fledg'ling reissued their first 4 albums to unanimous critical acclaim, ensuring their appeal to successive generations of fans. One of the new generations of bands indelibly influenced by ISB is the Glasgow based 4 piece Trembling Bells. The Bells first joined forces with founder member, Mike Heron, in 2010 at "A Very Cellular Song"- the Joe Boyd curated celebration of ISB material at The Barbican, London. Since then they have played at Stewart Lee's "Austerity Binge", Cecil Sharp House and recorded a single of Heron's 'Feast of Stephen', cementing their kinship. Mike Heron & Trembling Bells: The Circle is Unbroken promises to cover rare and popular material from the ISB song book and much more besides. This promises to be a spectacular evocation of the times. NOTE: this is an MAINLY SEATED show at THE HARE & HOUNDS, York Road, Kings Heath.

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Hillfolk Noir

on Tue, 12 Jul 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ BBC presenter Bob Harris is a fan and has described the trio's music as amazing. Hillfolk Noir have built themselves a huge Stateside following playing what has been described as music filtered through a country-tinged, swampy-swingin', hillbilly-delta-blues-ragtime word machine. Working out of Boise, Idaho, they have a faithful army of fans in the UK too after six successful tours here. This is what some media folks have said about them: A raggedy, rollicking adrelalin shot fRoots magazine An incandescent car crash of blues, medicine show sensibilities, country and rock 'n' roll Mary Ann Kennedy, BBC Roots music with attitude! R2 magazine

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3 Bucket Jones, Bishopsgate Singers & Tubthumping Chorus

on Tue, 12 Jul 2016 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:15pm

Doors open 7.15pm show starts at 7.30pm -a short interval -done by 10pm A night of celebration and song. Acoustic trio with a choir of 70. 3 Bucket Jones - (Gitika Partington and Andy McCrorie-Shand) are a song-writing trio who are celebrating the release of their second album. They will be joined by Gitika's choirs who will be singing rich acapella songs about water and guitarist Bruce Knapp. All profits from the gig will go to SING FOR WATER. There might be a brass band quintet.(watch this space) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ1xhqYdMbU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_Ww1TBPeBQ

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3 Bucket Jones, Bishopsgate Singers & Tubthumping Chorus

on Tue, 12 Jul 2016 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:15pm

Doors open 7.15pm show starts at 7.30pm -a short interval -done by 10pm A night of celebration and song. Acoustic trio with a choir of 70. 3 Bucket Jones - (Gitika Partington and Andy McCrorie-Shand) are a song-writing trio who are celebrating the release of their second album. They will be joined by Gitika's choirs who will be singing rich acapella songs about water and guitarist Bruce Knapp. All profits from the gig will go to SING FOR WATER. There might be a brass band quintet.(watch this space) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ1xhqYdMbU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_Ww1TBPeBQ

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Hillfolk Noir

on Wed, 13 Jul 2016 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn 7:30pm

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Wilson + Robbie Mcintosh (paul Mccartney, The Pretenders & John Mayer)

on Wed, 13 Jul 2016 at Chelmsford The Bassment Club 8:00pm

This is one of our very special nights for you with Wilson playing who are a band who have the most haunting harmonies and will be joined with by Robbie McIntosh who has played so many of the greats and is rated as one of the worlds top two slide players. Tickets for this special show are just £10

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Lucinda Williams

on Wed, 13 Jul 2016 at Sheffield The Plug 7:30pm

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Sam Carter

on Wed, 13 Jul 2016 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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Michele And Romeo Stodart Present.....

on Wed, 13 Jul 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. -------- Tonight is the last night of a 3 month residency here at Green Note hosted by Mercury Prize nominees The Magic Numbers' brother and sister Romeo and Michele Stodart. "We're planning an unforgettable night, with some very special guests, some of whom we've played with over the years that will remain unannounced till the day." Live performances from the night will feature on the band's podcast at www.facebook.com/TheMagicNumbers. This aims to be an evening with a real touch of magic!

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Bity Booker Live At St Pancras Old Church (mr Sparrow And Bright Star Ep Launch)

on Wed, 13 Jul 2016 at London St Pancras Old Church 7:30pm

This will be a magical gig. Bity Booker is coming back to London to launch her new EP "Mr Sparrow and Bright Star EP" featuring two original compositions and a beautiful illustrated cover artwork by Bity Booker. The EP was recorded in the early months of 2016 at Lake Trasimeno in Italy with her friend Federico. The EP is a 250 copies limited edition and this will be your chance to get a copy! Every copy is numbered and a CD is included in the package, so do not worry if you don't own a record player :) Bity Booker is a folk singer/songwriter. She sings her original folk songs, traditional folk tunes, songs from the 60s folk revival and protest songs. Bity performs mostly unplugged with her yellow classical guitar, voice, a sparrow whistle and bells. With her unique songwriting style she weaves elements of folk and psychedelic whimsy to create brilliant self-penned songs complimented by her bewitching voice. Be prepared to delve deep into Bity Booker's original musical world and listen to stories about a mouse, a sparrow, stars, trees, birds... and... Bity Booker will be joined by two very special guests! Sophie Ramsay http://sophieramsay.com/ (folk) Sophie Ramsay is a singer-song writer from Perthshire in Scotland. She combines original songs with old songs in Scots and Gaelic, and sometimes other languages. In 2013 she released "The Glassy Mountain", an album of original songs, produced by iconic Jim Sutherland and featuring performances from some of the best folk and jazz musicians in Scotland and the UK. Arna Spek (stand-up comedy) Stand-up comedian Arna spek has been gigging for 4 years now. She has done almost every gig in and around London! She is originally from the Netherlands and tonight she would to tell you about how wrong you can get cultural references and how dangerous this can be! Arna is trying to fit in with the English, are you? + There will also be a fun raffle with original prizes :) Tickets £8.00 online on WeGoTickets £10.00 at the door Doors 7.30pm Venue St Pancras Old Church Pancras Rd, London NW1 1UL, United Kingdom http://stpancrasoldchurch.wix.com/music#!contact/c16es Transport - King's Cross St. Pancras tube station (short walk to the beautiful church via Pancras Rd) - bus 46 (Lancaster Gate/St Bartholomew's Hospital stop M in front of the church) See you there and spread the word :) Bity Booker www.bitybooker.com www.facebook.com/bitybooker for info or bookings bitybookermusic@gmail.com

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Flamenco Express With Emilio Ochando @ The Courtyard

on Wed, 13 Jul 2016 at London Court Yard Theatre London 7:30pm

Continuing our Grand 20th Anniversary Tour, Flamenco Express returns by popular demand to the Courtyard, bringing another cargo of talent. Joining La Joaquina and Chris Clavo this month are two giants of modern flamenco in Emilio Ochando, a phenomenon from the Ballet Nacional de España and Ballet Nacional de Cuba who took London apart in March this year. An acknowledged international artist in constant demand, Emilio has collaborated with Miguel Ángel Rojas, Carlos Rodríguez, Domingo Ortega, Angel Rojas and Carlos Rodrigue among many others. His company 3DEUNO is now in its fourth year, and touring throughout Spain. Emilio recently won first prize at the III International Dance Festival in Almería. Videos Alegrias. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WOIVQuucK0&feature=youtu.be&t=1m Bulerias https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jq5IzLIeh4 and Antonio El Pola Known for over twenty years as a formidably talented singer dedicated to the purest flamenco, Antonio has grown to fill the greatest stages of the world, performing with legends such as Paco de Lucia, Juan El Camas, Concha Vargas, Antonio Moya, Juan Castor, Juana Amaya, Javier Cruz, Joselito Fernandez, Soraya Clavijo, Miguel "El Funi," Manuel de Anustias, José de la Buena, Guillermo Mansano, Maria Pena, Jesus de la Frasquita, brothers Paco and Juan del Gastor, Luis Peña, and Javier Heredia. To name but a few. La Joaquina Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. Recent Collaborations 'Spaces in Between' 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco. Principle soloist 'Splinter In The Flesh' with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron '..utterly riveting variations of firecracker beatstumultuous fervour ..indelible gracefulness.' The Stage Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen and studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. " Staffordshire Post. www.flamencoexpress.co.uk This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina Time Out Forget the sterile, regimented flamenco so often served up to tourists: this was the real thing, and to say that it packed a punch is an understatement South Wales Evening Post "Leading the dancers, La Joaquina, tiny, urgent and intense, explored a vast emotional vocabulary, and juxtaposed vulnerability and tenderness with violence and aggression. Her feet rattle off tempestuous beats, her sinewy arms snake angrily and her taut body is totally driven by her feelings." Emma Manning The Stage 'Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores.'

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Flamenco Express With Emilio Ochando @ The Courtyard

on Wed, 13 Jul 2016 at London Court Yard Theatre London 7:30pm

Continuing our Grand 20th Anniversary Tour, Flamenco Express returns by popular demand to the Courtyard, bringing another cargo of talent. Joining La Joaquina and Chris Clavo this month are two giants of modern flamenco in Emilio Ochando, a phenomenon from the Ballet Nacional de España and Ballet Nacional de Cuba who took London apart in March this year. An acknowledged international artist in constant demand, Emilio has collaborated with Miguel Ángel Rojas, Carlos Rodríguez, Domingo Ortega, Angel Rojas and Carlos Rodrigue among many others. His company 3DEUNO is now in its fourth year, and touring throughout Spain. Emilio recently won first prize at the III International Dance Festival in Almería. Videos Alegrias. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WOIVQuucK0&feature=youtu.be&t=1m Bulerias https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jq5IzLIeh4 and Antonio El Pola Known for over twenty years as a formidably talented singer dedicated to the purest flamenco, Antonio has grown to fill the greatest stages of the world, performing with legends such as Paco de Lucia, Juan El Camas, Concha Vargas, Antonio Moya, Juan Castor, Juana Amaya, Javier Cruz, Joselito Fernandez, Soraya Clavijo, Miguel "El Funi," Manuel de Anustias, José de la Buena, Guillermo Mansano, Maria Pena, Jesus de la Frasquita, brothers Paco and Juan del Gastor, Luis Peña, and Javier Heredia. To name but a few. La Joaquina Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. Recent Collaborations 'Spaces in Between' 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco. Principle soloist 'Splinter In The Flesh' with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron '..utterly riveting variations of firecracker beatstumultuous fervour ..indelible gracefulness.' The Stage Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen and studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. " Staffordshire Post. www.flamencoexpress.co.uk This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina Time Out Forget the sterile, regimented flamenco so often served up to tourists: this was the real thing, and to say that it packed a punch is an understatement South Wales Evening Post "Leading the dancers, La Joaquina, tiny, urgent and intense, explored a vast emotional vocabulary, and juxtaposed vulnerability and tenderness with violence and aggression. Her feet rattle off tempestuous beats, her sinewy arms snake angrily and her taut body is totally driven by her feelings." Emma Manning The Stage 'Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores.'

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Damh The Bard At The Victoria

on Thu, 14 Jul 2016 at Swindon Victoria 8:30pm

Door open 8.30pm. Music starts at 9pm

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Quicksilver @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club, Cheshire

on Thu, 14 Jul 2016 at Ellesmere Port The Whitby Club 7:15pm

Grant Baynham (BBC's 'That's Life') and Hilary Spencer (Mrs Ackroyd) produce wonderful entertainment with superb vocals of both comedic and occasionally serious themes aided and abetted by Grant's outstanding dexterity on guitar. They have been described as - a vivacious duo that produces incredibly rollicking performances who can really put on a show. Another great night at the Hungry H. is assured.

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Megson

on Thu, 14 Jul 2016 at Chichester Assembly Room 7:00pm

Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. As fRoots Magazine puts it 'if you don't like the music here then you have a problem' 2014 saw the release of In A Box, featuring guest performances by Seth Lakeman , Jess Morgan & The Willows it was not only named one of the Best Folk Albums of 2014 by The Telegraph but also The Sunday Express Album Of The Week. Their rich acoustic mix of miners, lovers, charlatans and whimsy is about as traditional as folk gets, but never sounds old or dulled. said Q Magazine's Andy Fyfe, while Colin Irwin wrote in MOJO In A Box brackets Stu and Debbie Hanna among the upper echelon of Brit folk songwriters. . And during all this time, Stu even managed to be involved with other artists producing award winning album for SHOW OF HANDS, LUCY WARD, FAUSTUS, THE WILLOWS, & THE YOUNG'UNS. Summer 2016 see's Megson release a much anticipated brand new studio album. 
'Simply Brilliant' - The Sunday Express 'A force in the folk revival' Neil Spencer The Observer 'The most original duo on the British folk scene.' Robin Denslow The Guardian

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Hillfolk Noir

on Thu, 14 Jul 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Hillfolk Noir have built themselves a huge Stateside following playing what has been described as music filtered through a country-tinged, swampy-swingin', hillbilly-delta-blues-ragtime word machine. BBC presenter Bob Harris is a fan and has described the trio's music as amazing. Working out of Boise, Idaho, they have a faithful army of fans in the UK too after six successful tours here. This is what some media folks have said about them: A raggedy, rollicking adrelalin shot ( fRoots magazine) An incandescent car crash of blues, medicine show sensibilities, country and rock 'n' roll (Mary Ann Kennedy, BBC) Roots music with attitude! (R2 magazine)

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Tobias Ben Jacob & Lukas Drinkwater

on Thu, 14 Jul 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.... Tobias Ben Jacob & Lukas Drinkwater + Lucy Kitt + Josh Geffin TOBIAS BEN JACOB & LUKAS DRINKWATER: Blessed with a wonderfully emotive voice and a talent for songwriting that ranges from the intimate to the epic, Tobias Ben Jacob played in 'The Roots Union' alongside Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin (winners of Best Duo at the BBC Folk Awards.) Some career highlights to date have included a session for BBC's 'Late Junction' on Radio 3, sharing the stage with Fleet Foxes J.Tillman, and appearances at Glastonbury, Green Man, Secret Garden Party, Larmer Tree and Electric Picnic. Upright bass player Lukas Drinkwater is in heavy demand as a performer and session musician having performed and recorded with a catalogue of acclaimed artists. Rock'n'Reel magazine describe their sound together as 'inventive and thrilling', R2 magazine have recently included them on their covermount cd, and the duo have been featured on Tom Robinson's 6Music show and Mark Radcliffe's BBC Radio 2 folk show. LUCY KITT: A consumate songwriter and superbly accomplished folk player and singer, Lucy Kitt's creative soul looks west acoss the Atlantic- LA's Laurel Canyon bears great influence on her warm and mellow sound. The folk edge that dominates the character of her music takes influence from the work of artists such as Joni Mitchell, Sandy Denny and Neil Young. Her perfectly crafted songwriting style shows a crystal clear vision with rock solid foundations strong enough to take such weighty reference points. A real gem. JOSH GEFFIN: London-based singer and guitarist Josh Geffin, with accompaniment from Andy Hamill (Eska, Natascha Atlas) on upright bass, Nathaniel Keen (Andreya Triana) on electric guitar, and Victoria Hume (Lost Map Records) on backing vocals, launches his new EP "Rocks of Bawn'. The EP is a collection of traditional folk songs influenced by his work with The Song Collectors Collective, which was founded by Mercury-nominated folk musician Sam Lee. "I love the process of coming across a beautiful traditional melody sung unaccompanied, and creating a new harmony and accompaniment" says Geffin, whose characteristic fingerstyle guitar playing runs throughout the EP. The EP's featured songs come from Ireland, England and the US. His previous solo-releases have included the eponymous album Josh Geffin and the Wake EP and he has performed at the South Bank Centre, End Of The Road Festival and on BBC6 Music (The Mark Riley Show). "Simply beautiful ... full of acoustic grandness" Maverick "A fine new voice in an honourable British tradition of folk-based singer-songwriters" R2 Magazine

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Graham Hodge

on Thu, 14 Jul 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

It is a real pleasure to present a full evening with this much-admired local singer. Expect a sublime choice of modern folk and pop covers, mingling with some well-crafted originals, and all accompanied by subtle and supple guitar playing.

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Graham Hodge

on Thu, 14 Jul 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

It is a real pleasure to present a full evening with this much-admired local singer. Expect a sublime choice of modern folk and pop covers, mingling with some well-crafted originals, and all accompanied by subtle and supple guitar playing.

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Flamenco Express With Emilio Ochando At The Bussey

on Thu, 14 Jul 2016 at London The Bussey Building 7:30pm

Continuing our Grand 20th Anniversary Tour, Flamenco Express celebrates the Third Anniversary of its residency at The Bussey - our local theatre. Joining La Joaquina and Chris Clavo this month are two giants of modern flamenco in Emilio Ochando, a phenomenon from the Ballet Nacional de España and Ballet Nacional de Cuba who took London apart in March this year. An acknowledged international artist in constant demand, Emilio has collaborated with Miguel Ángel Rojas, Carlos Rodríguez, Domingo Ortega, Angel Rojas and Carlos Rodrigue among many others. His company 3DEUNO is now in its fourth year, and touring throughout Spain. Emilio recently won first prize at the III International Dance Festival in Almería. Videos Alegrias. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WOIVQuucK0&feature=youtu.be&t=1m Bulerias https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jq5IzLIeh4 and Antonio El Pola Known for over twenty years as a formidably talented singer dedicated to the purest flamenco, Antonio has grown to fill the greatest stages of the world, performing with legends such as Paco de Lucia, Juan El Camas, Concha Vargas, Antonio Moya, Juan Castor, Juana Amaya, Javier Cruz, Joselito Fernandez, Soraya Clavijo, Miguel "El Funi," Manuel de Anustias, José de la Buena, Guillermo Mansano, Maria Pena, Jesus de la Frasquita, brothers Paco and Juan del Gastor, Luis Peña, and Javier Heredia. To name but a few. La Joaquina Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. Recent Collaborations 'Spaces in Between' 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco. Principle soloist 'Splinter In The Flesh' with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron '..utterly riveting variations of firecracker beatstumultuous fervour ..indelible gracefulness.' The Stage Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen and studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. " Staffordshire Post. www.flamencoexpress.co.uk This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina Time Out Forget the sterile, regimented flamenco so often served up to tourists: this was the real thing, and to say that it packed a punch is an understatement South Wales Evening Post "Leading the dancers, La Joaquina, tiny, urgent and intense, explored a vast emotional vocabulary, and juxtaposed vulnerability and tenderness with violence and aggression. Her feet rattle off tempestuous beats, her sinewy arms snake angrily and her taut body is totally driven by her feelings." Emma Manning The Stage 'Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores.'

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Flamenco Express With Emilio Ochando At The Bussey

on Thu, 14 Jul 2016 at London The Bussey Building 7:30pm

Continuing our Grand 20th Anniversary Tour, Flamenco Express celebrates the Third Anniversary of its residency at The Bussey - our local theatre. Joining La Joaquina and Chris Clavo this month are two giants of modern flamenco in Emilio Ochando, a phenomenon from the Ballet Nacional de España and Ballet Nacional de Cuba who took London apart in March this year. An acknowledged international artist in constant demand, Emilio has collaborated with Miguel Ángel Rojas, Carlos Rodríguez, Domingo Ortega, Angel Rojas and Carlos Rodrigue among many others. His company 3DEUNO is now in its fourth year, and touring throughout Spain. Emilio recently won first prize at the III International Dance Festival in Almería. Videos Alegrias. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WOIVQuucK0&feature=youtu.be&t=1m Bulerias https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jq5IzLIeh4 and Antonio El Pola Known for over twenty years as a formidably talented singer dedicated to the purest flamenco, Antonio has grown to fill the greatest stages of the world, performing with legends such as Paco de Lucia, Juan El Camas, Concha Vargas, Antonio Moya, Juan Castor, Juana Amaya, Javier Cruz, Joselito Fernandez, Soraya Clavijo, Miguel "El Funi," Manuel de Anustias, José de la Buena, Guillermo Mansano, Maria Pena, Jesus de la Frasquita, brothers Paco and Juan del Gastor, Luis Peña, and Javier Heredia. To name but a few. La Joaquina Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. Recent Collaborations 'Spaces in Between' 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco. Principle soloist 'Splinter In The Flesh' with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron '..utterly riveting variations of firecracker beatstumultuous fervour ..indelible gracefulness.' The Stage Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen and studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. " Staffordshire Post. www.flamencoexpress.co.uk This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina Time Out Forget the sterile, regimented flamenco so often served up to tourists: this was the real thing, and to say that it packed a punch is an understatement South Wales Evening Post "Leading the dancers, La Joaquina, tiny, urgent and intense, explored a vast emotional vocabulary, and juxtaposed vulnerability and tenderness with violence and aggression. Her feet rattle off tempestuous beats, her sinewy arms snake angrily and her taut body is totally driven by her feelings." Emma Manning The Stage 'Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores.'

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The Fran Mcgillivray Band.

on Thu, 14 Jul 2016 at East Grinstead Upstairs at the Dorset Arms 7:30pm

Very please to announce that The Fran McGillivray Band are making their first appearance in East Grinstead at the Dorset Arms on Thursday 14th July '16. The support act for this gig is local guitar wiz Danny Bridle. Doors 7-30 for 8o/c.

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Magpie Lane

on Thu, 14 Jul 2016 at Towcester Mill Brewery 7:00am

Jenkinson's Folly presents: MAGPIE LANE play "The Summer Set". Guest Support & Hosted Post Concert Session Doors 7pm / Concert 7:45pm Towcester Mill Brewery Chantry Lane, Towcester, NN12 6AD

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Wonky Donk Festival

on Fri, 15 Jul 2016 at Lytchett Matravers Halls Road Farm 12:00pm

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Bacuma Boys

on Fri, 15 Jul 2016 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm

The music from these good old boys varies from blues and jazz to western swing and some traditional and contemporary folk, plus the odd novelty number and one or two lesser known chart hits, mainly from 1927. It varies from blues and jazz to western swing and some traditional and contemporary folk, plus the odd novelty number and one or two lesser known chart hits, mainly from 1927. They say they specialise in music from the 1920s, with some older stuff and the odd 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s song thrown in and a lot thrown out. Members of the band have been seen, and enjoyed, at previous ACE Space gigs. Max Hunt supporting Kangaroo Moon and Richard Cox-Smith supporting The Jaywalkers. Now we've tempted the band away from their home base of the West Berkshire Brewery. Naturally Good Old Boy will be available on the night (as it is on most nights).

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Bacuma Boys

on Fri, 15 Jul 2016 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm

The music from these good old boys varies from blues and jazz to western swing and some traditional and contemporary folk, plus the odd novelty number and one or two lesser known chart hits, mainly from 1927. It varies from blues and jazz to western swing and some traditional and contemporary folk, plus the odd novelty number and one or two lesser known chart hits, mainly from 1927. They say they specialise in music from the 1920s, with some older stuff and the odd 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s song thrown in and a lot thrown out. Members of the band have been seen, and enjoyed, at previous ACE Space gigs. Max Hunt supporting Kangaroo Moon and Richard Cox-Smith supporting The Jaywalkers. Now we've tempted the band away from their home base of the West Berkshire Brewery. Naturally Good Old Boy will be available on the night (as it is on most nights).

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Martin Stephenson

on Fri, 15 Jul 2016 at Chesterfield Eyre Chapel 7:30pm

Please note Eyre Chapel is a small venue and tickets are limited

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The Rumblestrutters

on Fri, 15 Jul 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 Rumblestrutters bring you feel-good blues, jazz and ragtime of the Prohibition era. The band's vivid evocations of the music of the 1920s and '30s has earned them a reputation as one of the most authentic and popular roots bands around, with highlights including stellar performances at Birmingham International Jazz Festival and Gloucester Blues Festival. Songs of bootleg liquor, all-night parties and bacchanalia abound, tapped from a rich musical source. The Rumblestrutters bring you the authentic sounds of 1920s and '30s America!

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Elephant In The Room + Fern Teather

on Fri, 15 Jul 2016 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

Elephant in the Room are a jaunty musical ensemble purveying fine original tunes. A veritable treat for your ears. Support comes from singer-songwriter Fern Teather from Suffolk playing Acoustic Folk-rock with an Americana twist.

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Elephant In The Room + Fern Teather

on Fri, 15 Jul 2016 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

Elephant in the Room are a jaunty musical ensemble purveying fine original tunes. A veritable treat for your ears. Support comes from singer-songwriter Fern Teather from Suffolk playing Acoustic Folk-rock with an Americana twist.

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Ashley Hutchings - From Psychedelia To Sonnets

on Fri, 15 Jul 2016 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Ashley Hutchings - From Psychedelia To Sonnets

on Fri, 15 Jul 2016 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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India Electric Co. At Sutton House

on Fri, 15 Jul 2016 at London Sutton House 7:30pm

In association with The National Trust, Sutton House. India Electric Co present an unamplified music night in this unique Tudor surroundings **** Bursting with invention and full of surprises. - The Telegraph **** Their reeling, spinning sound corroborates the content of their songs which appear to be describing a life alive with motion. They are altogether a good thing, busy as rush hour but full of light. - The Independent on Sunday Sometimes folk, sometimes not. India Electric Company travel through Eastern European themes, gypsy jazz and Irish reels to end up with something quirky and glittery - a veritable musical magpie's nest. - Mary Ann Kennedy, BBC Radio 3

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India Electric Co. At Sutton House

on Fri, 15 Jul 2016 at London Sutton House 7:30pm

In association with The National Trust, Sutton House. India Electric Co present an unamplified music night in this unique Tudor surroundings **** Bursting with invention and full of surprises. - The Telegraph **** Their reeling, spinning sound corroborates the content of their songs which appear to be describing a life alive with motion. They are altogether a good thing, busy as rush hour but full of light. - The Independent on Sunday Sometimes folk, sometimes not. India Electric Company travel through Eastern European themes, gypsy jazz and Irish reels to end up with something quirky and glittery - a veritable musical magpie's nest. - Mary Ann Kennedy, BBC Radio 3

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Chris While & Julie Matthews

on Fri, 15 Jul 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Winners in the Best Duo category at the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and nine times nominated since 2001 in the Best Duo, Best Song & Best Live Act categories. Chris While and Julie Matthews' musical partnership began in 1993 when they were key members of the legendary folk super-group The Albion Band. In 1997 they left the band to concentrate on their work as a duo which has seen them tour throughout the world and gain an ever growing devoted fan-base. Their songs have been covered by a range of artists including Mary Black, Barbara Dickson, Christine Collister and Fairport Convention. Both multi-instrumentalists, Julie plays guitar, piano, ukulele, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica and accordion while Chris plays guitar, bodhran, banjo, dulcimer and percussion. Their musical careers have produced successful solo albums and a variety of projects away from the duo including the Christmas band 'St Agnes Fountain' with David Hughes and Fairport Convention's Chris Leslie. www.whileandmatthews.co.uk

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The West African Blues Project

on Fri, 15 Jul 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Drinking Moroccan mint tea in a London's Moroccan café is not guaranteed to result in the creation and production of a world-class West African blues album, unless you happen to be Modou Touré and Ramon Goose. In which case, drinking mint tea goes to a whole new level: The West African Blues Project. The West African Blues Project is a new collaboration between Senegalese vocalist Modou Touré and Brit blues maestro Ramon Goose that came together relatively effortlessly. In Ramon's own words: 'I was struck by Modou as a very quiet, humble and polite young man, yet when he is on stage - he's the opposite! At our first meeting I played him some of my musical ideas; we both laughed as he instantly felt at home and started singing some wonderful ideas to the music I had come up with.' Touré's vocals glide effortlessly over Ramon's masterfully placed guitar blues riffs in the outstanding track We Walk in the Sahara, in which Touré's vocals transport one into and over the vast and ever-changing dune landscape of the Saharan desert, in which one wrong turn could be fatal.

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Ethemia

on Fri, 15 Jul 2016 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

3 acts, 5 quid, bookshop, bar. More details very soon!

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St Edith Folk Summer Party!

on Fri, 15 Jul 2016 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:00pm

Yes folks, that time of year has come round again! To mark the end of another twelve months of fantastic sounds, St Edith Folk present for your delight and delectation a cracking evening of jolly fun. There will be free gifts for all, a sumptuous buffet, some special surprises and - of course! - there will be music! Our artistes this time round are......... THREEPENNY BIT Hampshire-based Threepenny Bit are an example of how traditional dance tunes and contemporary sounds can be blended into a fresh interpretation of folk music. This dynamic eight-piece band combines a group of diehard folkies with some of the finest young jazz and classical musicians in the south. They play bold arrangements of traditional and original tunes with infectious stage energy for concerts and ceilidh dancing. The band's diverse influences enable them to explore traditional music without restraint, and with their impressive line up of saxophone, clarinet, bass guitar and drums, alongside accordion, flute, violin and guitar, Threepenny Bit create an unparalleled wall of sound. Their approach has led to regular appearances across the length and breadth of the UK folk scene in recent years, always providing an "all out musical bombardment"! Just right for a St Edith Folk Summer Party I'd say!! ROY HILL Roy Hill is leading the development of a new generation of integrated iron ore mining, rail & port operations in the Pilbara region of Western Australia..... thank you Google, but that's not the Roy Hill we care about! Our Roy Hill is a local lad who, back in the Seventies, was a bright young thing. Hie's now a much brighter, older thing with a wealth of material he has written over the years to draw on. Some of his songs are wickedly funny, some heartbreaking. Many can be interpreted as a little bit naughty, and I wouldn't recommend you take a nervous grandmother along to see him, but he has written some truly beautiful songs. He is also a very gifted raconteur, drawing comparisons with the great Peter Ustinov. Roy is sadly underrated and overlooked, but history will one day realise his true brilliance. To say that he is a unique talent would undervalue him: there are thousands of unique talents. Roy is up there with the best of them. SUE RULE & JAMES KERRY Many of you will know Sue as the organiser of the annual Pigs Ear Folk Ale festival in Markbeech, and as curator of the Grant Rule Trust which celebrates the life of her late husband. But Sue is also a gifted songwriter, singer and musician, one quarter of family folk group Pig's Ear for many years before Grant sadly passed away and, latterly, with the duo Silk Purse. The talented young accordian player James Kerry is another product of the Kent folk music scene. He regularly plays at local pubs, clubs and events and also plays for two womens morris sides, Marlings Morris from Edenbridge and Loose Women from Loose near Maidstone. His collaboration with Sue is so new that they haven't even thought of a name for the duo yet, so we are in for something surprising and fresh from the two of them at St Edith's!

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Tim & Rhona Dalling

on Fri, 15 Jul 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Tim Dalling, songwriter, performer and kilted fall-guy in the phenomenon that was The New Rope String Band, is touring with his daughter Rhona, a fiddler, banjo player and rising songwriter. His latest album 'Eve's Bonie Squad' features songs that are a rich mix ' full of vivid imagery made tangible through Tim's whisky-warm vocals and joyous, dancing accordeon playing.' (fRoots). 'Walk Me Round' is Rhona's debut album. Although a qualified textile artist, she is most inspired at the moment by music-making. Growing up playing fiddle at home and with Kathryn Tickell's Folkestra, then singing close harmonies with Northumbrian quartet Beckleberry she became excited about American oldtime, grabbed a banjo and a bunch of 'devastatingly effective'(fRoots) songs tumbled out. Doors open 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Tim & Rhona Dalling

on Fri, 15 Jul 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Tim Dalling, songwriter, performer and kilted fall-guy in the phenomenon that was The New Rope String Band, is touring with his daughter Rhona, a fiddler, banjo player and rising songwriter. His latest album 'Eve's Bonie Squad' features songs that are a rich mix ' full of vivid imagery made tangible through Tim's whisky-warm vocals and joyous, dancing accordeon playing.' (fRoots). 'Walk Me Round' is Rhona's debut album. Although a qualified textile artist, she is most inspired at the moment by music-making. Growing up playing fiddle at home and with Kathryn Tickell's Folkestra, then singing close harmonies with Northumbrian quartet Beckleberry she became excited about American oldtime, grabbed a banjo and a bunch of 'devastatingly effective'(fRoots) songs tumbled out. Doors open 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Tango 44

on Fri, 15 Jul 2016 at London Cafe Barcelona 7:00pm

Our music and tapas night travels to Buenos Aires... Tango is passion, tango is nostalgia, the allure of Buenos Aires, the danger of knife fights, of broken hearts, and of the dance that embodies it. Tango came of age as a worldwide phenomenon in the person of one extraordinary man: Astor Piazzolla. Tango 44 presents his powerful, passionate music in an intense trio and voice format, alongside the beautiful older tangos of his contemporaries... Tickets £10

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Rudry Festival

on Sat, 16 Jul 2016 at Caerphilly Rudry Parish Hall 12:00pm

Rudry Festival is a one day event with a great folk, Americana and acoustic roots line up including Lewis and Leigh, Climbing Trees, Maddie Jones, Sion Russell Jones and many more. Limited camping available

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Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection

on Sat, 16 Jul 2016 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:30pm

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Midsummer Acoustic Blues Night A Potbelly Concert - Kris Dollimore - Robin Bibi

on Sat, 16 Jul 2016 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 7:30pm

Tickets £7 in advance (£9 on the door) The third in our new series of Potbelly Concerts features not one but two of the UK's top virtuoso blues guitarists and performers - the European Blues Awards 2014 runner-up, Kris Dollimore, and musician's musician Robin Bibi. Both are great soulful singers and as well as stunning guitarists. Kris is adept in many genres and his versatility on guitar has seen him performing on many of the world's greatest stages with acts ranging from The Damned and Dee Dee Ramone to Adam Ant and Del Amitri. The credentials of Robin are just as impressive as among the acts with which he has performed are Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Ben.E.King, The Pretty Things and Helen Shapiro. Both these renowned and hugely popular musicians will be playing separate sets and will be supported on the night by the area's best known acoustic blues trio, the excellent Jacksboro Highway. This concert is blues delivered with class and style from the opening chord to the final note.

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An Evening With Greyhounds Greyhounds Greyhounds

on Sat, 16 Jul 2016 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:00pm

It's Summer, and we're celebrating by packing you into a beautiful basement, filling you with drinks and playing you 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 Slaughtered Lamb 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. PAUL MOSLEY - Paul is a brilliant songwriter and musical genius whose most recent record is a beautiful, sprawling folk opera. He is also an absolute joy on stage, we reckon you'll love him. Hosting the night will be stand up, writer, and all round chilled-out entertainer Alex Haddow. NB. This gig was previously at The Winemakers Club but has now been moved - all existing tickets remain valid. £7 in advance and £8 on the door

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Beoga (ulster Fleadh 2016)

on Sat, 16 Jul 2016 at Bangor St Comgall's Parish Centre 7:30pm

BEOGA were drawn together in 2002 after 'jamming' in a ferocious session at the All-Ireland Fleadh. Their unique sound featured the twin dueling accordions of Damian McKee and multi-instrumentalist Seán Óg Graham, pianist Liam Bradley and four times All-Ireland bodhrán champion Eamon Murray. In 2005, the lineup was complete, with the addition of Niamh Dunne, one of Ireland's premier young talents, on vocals and fiddle. This is the second time BEOGA have performed in Bangor and due to their popularity tickets will sell fast! BEOGA will be joined by Support Act Ards CCÉ Entertainment Group, a band that has performed at many celebrated music festivals throughout Europe and USA. Within the past number of years they have also been the support acts for Sean Keane, Sharon Shannon, Lúnasa, Dervish, Frankie Gavin and the world famous ensemble, The Priests. In 2015 the group made history by being the first Irish traditional band to perform for the Royal Family at their private residence in Hillsborough Castle. FULLY LICENSED BAR AVAILABLE AND AMAZING BALLOT PRIZES TO BE WON. CONCERT TIME.....8.15PM - 11.30PM. SESSION AFTERWARDS IN BAR AREA FOR ATTENDEES. ALL MUSICIANS WELCOME TO BRING THEIR INSTRUMENTS ALONG!

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Flats And Sharps

on Sat, 16 Jul 2016 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:15pm

Cornwall's very own stars of bluegrass, with folk and pop leanings and a stellar trajectory from busking in Penzance to frontlining at festivals. Venue open from 6pm, show starts 7.30pm prompt. Pre-show meals MUST be booked in advance: tel. 01326 341353

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Flats And Sharps

on Sat, 16 Jul 2016 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:15pm

Cornwall's very own stars of bluegrass, with folk and pop leanings and a stellar trajectory from busking in Penzance to frontlining at festivals. Venue open from 6pm, show starts 7.30pm prompt. Pre-show meals MUST be booked in advance: tel. 01326 341353

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Flats And Sharps

on Sat, 16 Jul 2016 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:15pm

Cornwall's very own stars of bluegrass, with folk and pop leanings and a stellar trajectory from busking in Penzance to frontlining at festivals. Venue open from 6pm, show starts 7.30pm prompt. Pre-show meals MUST be booked in advance: tel. 01326 341353

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The Whole World Window - A Benefit For Tim Smith

on Sat, 16 Jul 2016 at Preston The Continental 2:00pm

Tim Smith is the leader of Cardiacs and The Leader of the Starry Skies. A National Treasure. This show is born out of love for the great man to raise funds to contribute towards his care since he became poorly in 2008. Artists and bands who have worked with Tim and/or have been inspired by the Man. One Day. Two Stages. Craft Ale.

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Swanfest 2016 With Martyn Joseph

on Sat, 16 Jul 2016 at Ascott-under-Wychwood The Swan 1:00pm

The Swan Inn, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AY Tickets £20.00 includes a free pint of Hobgoblin (or a soft drink) Start 1.45pm.Doors 1.00pm Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 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. 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 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 www.martynjoseph.net I Searched for You - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIVA5_k6rfo&feature=youtu.be Nye Song for the NHS - https://youtu.be/8IBmmXn1QwM Vegas - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCufz2egXYM

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Let's Misbehave! 3am Party With Rum Buffalo + A Pony Named Olga!

on Sat, 16 Jul 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

* Surreal Prog Swing * Vaudeville Underground Cabaret * Blues * Latin * Freak-Show * Rock'n'Roll * Cowpunk * Polka * Climb inside the rich antiquated roots of Rum Buffalo's surreal Prog Swing, rich vocals and vaudeville wrapped up in curls of underground cabaret, sultry blues and latin. A dazzling show that looks and sound like a freak-show glamour cowboy saloon! A Pony Named Olga come all the way from Berlin. With elements of dirty rock'n'roll, cowpunk, polka and dark humor, you wont know weather to laugh or die. The band is so willing to entertain you, they sacrifice their own well being with ridiculous stage stunts which have often ended with trips to the hospital and almost the morgue. It's a show you will want to crucify yourself if you miss. Featuring Heini Heimpel on Vocals and gut-wrenching guitar, Luscious Lloyd Clark on upright bass and Stephan Fleck pounding the drums in perfect harmony.

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The Track@ Vout-o-reenees With Dj Dapper D

on Sat, 16 Jul 2016 at London Vout-O-Reenees;; 7:00pm

A night of dancing to the best of 50's and 60's Soul, RnB, and girl group 45 vinyls played and chosen by the legendary DJ Dapper D.Debbie Smith. Ticket includes a glass of wine or beer. Dress to impress.

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Crh Music Presents Lisa Man And The Really Good Band

on Sun, 17 Jul 2016 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

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The Reverend Peyton's Damn Big Band

on Sun, 17 Jul 2016 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:00pm

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

on Sun, 17 Jul 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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The Wilsons

on Sun, 17 Jul 2016 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Traditional and trad.-oriented songs. Acappella harmonies served with gusto and a north-east accent! Oh what a mighty time!

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Ashley Hutchings - From Psychedelia To Sonnets

on Sun, 17 Jul 2016 at Canterbury The Black Robin Inn 6:00pm

Ashley Hutchings MBE - From Psychedelia to Sonnets Sunday 17th July 2016 The Black Robin Inn, Kingston, nr Canterbury Doors 6pm, concert start 6.30pm Tickets £14.50 Online £16 Offline £17 On the door From Psychedelia to Sonnets a Life in Words and Music the Remarkable Journey of Ashley Hutchings. For this new show Ashley is joined by talented singer/multi-instrumentalist Ruth Angell (Rainbow Chasers) who will accompany his music on guitar, violin and harmonium. Ashley Hutchings is the single most important figure in English folk-rock Bob Dylan (August, 2015) Ashley Hutchings is the founder of Fairport Convention and other successful folk-rock bands including Steeleye Span and The Albion Band (in all its many guises and reincarnations). In fact he is acknowledged as The Guv'nor in this form of music. He was also a music director at the National Theatre for a period of four years. What is less well known about Ashley is his talent as a wordsmith. In 2014 he published his first book, Words, Words, Words, a personal selection of his song lyrics, poetry and other writings that both span his career and tell his story. An evening in Ashley's company is an opportunity to listen to him read from the book, tell the stories behind the writings, add detail to the history of the bands he has created and describe some of the many projects he has brought to fruition, both musically and theatrically. Although the show features Ashley's book there is of course plenty of music and songs in the performance. "Unmissable, I was entranced" Fatea Magazine "If 45 years ago someone had predicted that a rock bass player would almost single-handedly transform the image of Morris dance in this country and provide so many of the sparks that have led to a tectonic shift in the way England looks at its own musical traditions, they would have been called crazy. Call me crazy, but having known Ashley for 47 years, having been the beneficiary of his acute ears in tipping me to the music of Nick Drake, as well as having enjoyed many collaborations with him over the years, I have to say that nothing he accomplishes surprises me" ~ Joe Boyd, Record Producer & Writer Hutchings has won numerous awards including the English Folk Dance and Song Society's Gold Badge Award, the Good Tradition Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, and a Lifetime Achievement Award at Italy's Premio Ciampi. And this year he was awarded an MBE in the New Years Honours List for his services to music. Ashley has visited Folk in the Barn a number of times with the wonderful Albion Christmas Band, we are really looking forward to this very special evening. www.ashleyhutchings.co.uk The pub will be open for meals from 5pm Ruth Angell grew up in the beautiful heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire. "Surrounded by green fields, dry stone walls, sheep, cows and lots of wind and snow in the winter, this environment encourages the mind to chill out and wander, protecting you from the real world. So when I finally left college I felt a bit of a fish out of water. Luckily Ashley Hutchings (of Fairport Convention, Albion Band, Steeleye Span etc) was looking to start a new acoustic group and Joe Broughton recommended me. The rest is history." "Thanks to Ashley and him forming the Rainbow Chasers I have had a career in music. This band has allowed me to play my violin/fiddle, learn guitar, sing, write songs, record and co-write with other artists. I have performed in countless concerts/gigs in this country and in Europe and have met and played with some of the best musicians on the scene." "I also play with four piece acoustic band The Rainbow Chasers, 16 piece Jazz ensemble SURGE, my own solo projects and many other artists from time to time. Sid Peacock and myself have recently started our own record company Peacock Angell Records formed an acoustic duo, tracks for listening can be found on the music page."

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Urban Pioneers

on Sun, 17 Jul 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Mix one part Texas fiddle and one part Tennessee banjo, add doghouse bass and a splash of guitar and you have one heck of a powerful punch called The Urban Pioneers. This string band hammers out a variety of original songs that encompass old time hillbilly music, western swing, rockabilly, and even a few gypsy type songs for good measure. They spend about 75% of the year on tour all over the world delivering their brand of high energy hillbilly folk music. Until recently, Liz Sloan and Jared McGovern have been household names in the underground roots community because they were outstanding backing musicians, but it didn't take long for the Urban Pioneers to prove themselves to music lovers of all kinds. Liz and Jared toured and recorded with countless bands in the past but when their last band broke up they decided to give it a go on their own. The Urban Pioneers started out as a means of transportation to pick up a bass that Jared had built down in Florida. The bass was a thousand miles away and the only way the couple knew how to travel is by touring. Jared had recently been trying to learn clawhammer banjo so they wrote some silly songs, recorded them, and joined the Coney Island Road Show that was headed south. They needed to think of a name and a few weeks before a police officer called the urban pioneers because they were punk kids living in the roughest neighborhood in Pittsburgh. The duo was soon joined by Keith Urban from Louisville, KY on the upright bass as well as a handful of guitarists to fill out the sound. With their second album release there is no sign of stopping anytime soon. Be on the lookout for their Vehicle In Transit because the Urban Pioneers are Addicted to the Road.

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Oysland

on Sun, 17 Jul 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 'Full of atmosphere! Oysland's music takes you straight to the main stage, where you can become part of the celebration of music and life.' (Central and Eastern European London Review) Oysland are a London-based Klezmer band whose exuberant sound is rooted in the Yiddish musical tradition. Their members have studied with the founders of the Klezmer revival at the Yiddish Summer Weimar Academy. Much of their music evokes the spirit of the Jewish celebrations of bygone times whilst merging with urban sounds from around the Balkans, Istanbul and New York.

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We Steal Flyers @ Dennis Todd Music Shop - Intimate Acoustic Show

on Sun, 17 Jul 2016 at Bedlington Dennis Todd Music Store 7:00am

An intimate live 1 hour performance with only 20 limited tickets available. 8pm Start inside Dennis Todd Music store in Bedlington, Northumberland The Event is organised by Dennis Todd Music & Shagnut Studio Shack No alcohol event but there will be refreshments available. Any questions please contact Jason on 07456912392

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Na Mara

on Mon, 18 Jul 2016 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

Rob Garcia and Paul McNamara are Na Mara. Rob is a mandolla, mandolin and guitarist of great talent. Paul is a gifted songwriter, singer and performer. Their songs and tunes centre on the Spanish and French speaking parts of Europe and create fascinating soundscapes and captivating storylines. They are in great demand - 2015 was a busy year , including Cambridge Folk Festival and the release of a new album 'Navajos & Pirates'

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Greg Russell And Ciaran Algar

on Mon, 18 Jul 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. ----------------------------------- Two time BBC Folk Award winners Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar met in 2011. Soon after the joining of the pair, the duo were signed to Fellside Records and in July 2012 released their debut album, The Queen's Lover. Numerous tours followed as the duo developed and honed their stage craft, becoming one of the most sought after young acts on the English Folk Scene. "The press coverage and folk club reports have been glowing and rightly so" (R2 Magazine). In January 2013, the pair picked up the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk award. Following the award win, Russell and Algar toured the country in April and, after completing school and University Exams in May, began touring again at the beginning of June - a schedule which saw them play venues and festivals such as Cambridge Folk Festival and Fairport's Cropredy Convention as well as appearing live on Mark Radcliffe's BBC Radio 2 Folk Show. After recording their second album in the November of 2013, again with Fellside, Russell and Algar received the Horizon Award for Best breakthrough act at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The second album, The Call, was then released in July receiving 5 Stars in fRoots, 4 Stars in both R2 Magazine and The Telegraph and a host of other brilliant reviews, Bright Young Folk describing it as an "outstanding show of maturity" with "enormous promise". The duo come from musical households and both began to develop their musical skills long before joining forces. Algar, originally a member of TRI became All Ireland Champion, and All Britain Champion on numerous occasions before the age of 16 and Russell had begun a career as a solo musician supporting acts such as Karine Polwart and Lau, amongst others.

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The Urban Pioneers

on Mon, 18 Jul 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Mix one part Texas fiddle and one part Tennessee banjo, add doghouse bass and a splash of guitar and you have one heck of a powerful punch called The Urban Pioneers. This string band hammers out a variety of original songs that encompass old time hillbilly music, western swing, rockabilly, and even a few gypsy type songs for good measure.

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The Tuttles

on Tue, 19 Jul 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Young instrumental wizards - bluegrass & original music from the next generation! The next generation of bluegrass is here: The Tuttles! This young, super talented band is composed of singers and multi-instrumentalists who have been playing music since they were barely old enough to hold a pick. - Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley The Tuttles are based in the heart of Silicon Valley, yet are steeped in traditional bluegrass music. They have performed to standing ovations across the U.S. and into Canada and have over two million views on their YouTube music videos from fans around the world. The band is especially known for astonishing musicianship, beautiful singing and gifted songwriting. Reviews: At Gettysburg they received 3 standing ovations and were introduced for their second set as the surprise discovery of the festival. Their instrumental wizardry almost made me laugh out loud in sheer amazement. - Bluegrass Music Association of Canada, Dave Porter, V.P. Molly Tuttle sings with the gentle authority of Gillian Welch, yet plays astoundingly fleet flat-picking guitar like Chet Atkins on superdrive . - American Songwriter Magazine Molly Tuttle blew away the unsuspecting crowd with her rapid fire bluegrass guitar work that would put even the most talented shredders to shame. It was a marvel to see such incredible technical skill combined with a sweet voice and fun, barn-storming songwriting. She reminded me a bit of Nickel Creek, i if all three members were transformed into a single bluegrass superhero. - Write to the Beat, review of Milk Carton Kids & Molly Tuttle concert For more information visit: www.MollyTuttle.net

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Zoe Konez

on Wed, 20 Jul 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Wonderful singer, wonderful songwriter, wonderful guitarist" - Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music "Ridiculously talented, Konez handles her guitar like she was born with it" - For Folk's Sake "Fabulous guitar work and intense, lyrical songs" - Acoustic Nations Absolutely fantastic - Neville Marten (Editor of Guitar Techniques Magazine) Dynamic indie-folk twosome Zoe Konez & drummer Will Connor create a wealth of sound with two instruments that many bands long to create with 5! Zoe's intimate lyrics are embedded in richly melodic songs, complemented by distinctive rhythmic guitar, experimental tapping, intricate finger picking and harcomplimentmonic techniques, and wonderfully accompanied by Will's 'telepathic tightness' on drums / percussion. They've taken their music throughout the UK, via numerous tours in Europe, to the sunny south east coast of Australia and back again.

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Brennen Leigh & Noel Mckay

on Wed, 20 Jul 2016 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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The Sands Family & Na LeanaÍ (ulster Fleadh 2016)

on Thu, 21 Jul 2016 at Bangor Abbey 7:30pm

Two Generations of Sands Family for Ulster Fleadh 2016! Ulster's First Family of Folk, The Sands, will be one of the headline acts at the Ulster Fleadh Ceoil this July in Bangor, Co Down. Founded in the 1970s the band played a significant part in the creation of the phenomenal world-wide interest in Irish folk and traditional music. Their clever mix of traditional Irish music and song with their own thought- provoking compositions propelled them to stardom, winning awards worldwide, spawning tribute bands in Europe and America, and focusing international attention on the rich cultural heritage of their home county, Down. Renowned as performers, writers and presenters they have remained at the centre of Ulster folk music for a generation and show no evidence of running out of inspiration, enthusiasm or energy. But Sands fans have a special treat in store for them during the Ulster Fleadh, for the band will be performing with the next generation of Sands musicians..new folk sensation 'Na Leanai'! 'Na Leanai' is Irish for the children and the band consists of Anne's daughters Sorcha and Eimear, Ben's daughter Ryanne , Tommy's daughter Moya, and their cousin Fra Sands, whose parents Hugh and Mairin still live in the home house in Mayobridge where Anne, Ben ,Colum and Tommy Sands began their musical careers 40 years ago. The Support Act, storyteller Marianne McShane, has earned praise on both sides of the Atlantic for her expressive rendition of Irish legends and wonder tales. Her lyrical storytelling transports listeners to a Celtic Otherworld of spells and enchantments. Born and bred in Bangor, Marianne grew up just a stone's throw from the Abbey, and is delighted to be returning home to be part of Fleadh Uladh 2016. She now lives in Connecticut and is two time Mid Atlantic Fleadh Cheoil storytelling champion.

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Danni Nicholls

on Thu, 21 Jul 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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 andtotally absorbing (Modernizeus) "Smoky soul, folk-pop and heart-wrenching alt-country, all in a rich voice (Q Magazine) Sumptuousa warm, wry line in confessional songwriting (UNCUT) Just terrific (Bob Harris)

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Windborne Singers

on Thu, 21 Jul 2016 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes 7:30pm

Vocal chameleons who specialize in close harmony singing, shifting effortlessly between drastically different styles of traditional music. The singers of Windborne have a deep understanding, both musically and culturally, of the traditions from which they draw much of their repertoire. Their singing is a feast of a cappella harmony.

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The Hillbenders Present The Who's Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry

on Thu, 21 Jul 2016 at London Union Chapel 7:00pm

This cult hit finally makes it to London. From Springfield, Missouri in the heart of the Midwest, The Hillbenders bring the legendary full-length bluegrass version of TOMMY, that Rolling Stone described as 'full of windmilling arms, intricate harmonies and creatively composed layering. The production was intriguing - in a most excellent way'. Their album Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry is out now on Compass Records via Proper, and the show is a must-see for every fan of The Who.

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Curtis Eller's American Circus

on Thu, 21 Jul 2016 at Bristol The Grain Barge 8:00pm

Curtis Eller is a banjo player, songwriter and rock & roll singer. After beginning his show business career at the age of seven as a juggler and acrobat, the Detroit native turned to the banjo and lit out for New York City where he rose to obscurity as "New York's angriest yodeling banjo player". Siting Buster Keaton, Abraham Lincoln and Elvis Presley as his primary musical influences, Eller became a staple of the beer halls, burlesque houses and underground theaters of the eastern seaboard.

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Martin Stephenson

on Thu, 21 Jul 2016 at Newcastle upon Tyne Club Tornado @ The Gosforth Hotel 7:30pm

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Summer Concert Series Featuring The Red Dirt Skinners

on Thu, 21 Jul 2016 at Barton St. David Village Hall 7:00pm

The first in a series of concerts brought to you by Orange Dog and supported by Glastonbury Ales. The fantastic Red Dirt Skinners have a new album and have recently returned from a rapturously received tour of Canada. This is an opportunity to see one of the country's finest roots acts in an intimate setting. Widely regarded as one of the most innovative acts to come out of the UK in recent years, the sublime genre-defying sound of the Red Dirt Skinners is created by husband and wife team, Rob and Sarah Skinner. "Musically set apart from the mass of bands who are just copying what has gone before" Music News 4/5

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Beer And Bluegrass Festival 2016

on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 at Poole St Aldhelms Hall 6:00pm

Great Bluegrass and Americana bands from USA Europe and the UK Over 30 Real Ales and Ciders and Home Cooked Food After the very successful Beer and Bluegrass 2015 festival, we are continuing with the principles that Beer and Bluegrass was founded on and what you all loved about last years Festival. Simply superb Bluegrass, Country Blues and Jug Band music from some of the best bands around the world. Then we have our very own Beer and Cider Festival with over 35 Real Ales and Ciders. Last year one of our range of beers, Tiny Rebel's Cwtch was voted Best Beer of Britain and lets not forget our fantastic Home Cooked Burgers and Hot Dogs and new for this year Chilli to go ! Limited Tickets so book early

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Earl Thomas

on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Deemed 'one of the most important blues artists of this decade' by the Best of Blues Awards, Earl Thomas began his professional career when he migrated to southern California after graduating with his degree in Music from Humboldt College a small private school in northern California. He started playing Sunday afternoons at Winston's, a small bar in Ocean Beach just west of San Diego and is now recognized for his musical talents on four continents. Making his European debut at the renowned Montreux Jazz Festival in 1992, Earl successfully built a solid international reputation and fan base. A four-time San Diego Music Award winner, he has also taken home some of the highest honors at the Best of Blues Awards, including Best Male Vocal, Best Contemporary Blues Artist, Best Album, and Best Songwriter. His songs have been covered by icons such as Etta James, Solomon Burke, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, and Tom Jones, as well as by contemporaries like Janiva Magness, Big Lou Johnson, Tracy Nelson, blues queen Shemekia Copeland and most recently by up and coming British blues rocker Will Wilde. With his music featured on over 500 blues radio stations in the United States and around the world, Earl Thomas is a genuine blues star. In addition to Earl's live performance, recording, and touring schedule, he still maintains his long-running residency at San Francisco's Biscuits & Blues with the tight multicultural band The Blues Ambassadors. He has, in recent years, also grown familiar with the film industry. In 2004 he was invited to sing the title track on the DVD updated release of the 1971 concert documentary Soul To Soul starring a host of 1970s Soul stars including Ike & Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett and Santana. In 2006, Thomas contributed compositions to the national blockbuster In The Mix and the Sundance Film Festival award-winning Forty Shades Of Blue. A few years later, Earl once more endowed his music to film when his songs were chosen for the hit television series E.R. in 2009 and In Plain Sight and Bones in 2012. Most recently, Earl has engaged in collaborations with The Blues Foundation to work towards raising the funds necessary to build a Blues Hall of Fame museum in Memphis, Tennessee. To reach this goal, Earl and his friends from around the globe have put together concerts devoted to celebrating the blues. Featuring artists across all musical genres, these special shows encourage musicians not typically known for singing the blues to give it a go and potentially discover new musical skills or passions. Earl Thomas considers himself a 21st century bluesman. "The first bluesmen and women were slaves and sharecroppers," he says, "the third were urban factory workers, but the 21st century bluesman is college educated, sophisticated, world traveled, and wears Brooks Brothers.

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Bossaphonik Presents Mankala

on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 11:30pm

Mankala describe themselves as a "high energy pan-African coalition of sounds." A multi-cultural 8 piece based in Bristol who's sounds span the joyous grooves of Central Africa's soukous, South African township, the hypnotic grooves of Afrobeat and juju with the tribal polyrhythms of West Africa. Notable previous gigs have included the jazz-world stage (now West Holts) at Glastonbury and the main stage at Shambala festival.

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Peter Bruntnell

on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 at Manchester Fred's Ale House 8:00pm

We are honoured to be working with Peter Bruntnell, as he takes his new album, 'Nos Da Comrades', on a tour of the UK. Very special guests to be announced soon. If you ask the likes of Peter Buck, Scott Mccaughey, Willy Vlautin, Jay Farrar, John Murry or Kathleen Edwards they'll all agree that Peter Bruntnell is a writer with rare and mysterious qualities. It's interesting that American musicians are so seduced by such a uniquely British artist, and Peter has toured extensively with Son Volt, Kathleen Edwards and Richmond Fontaine at the request of the artists. When NME claimed that Peter Bruntnell's records should be taught in schools, they were referring to the particular appeal of the quiet Devonian's songwriting craft. This new record returns emphatically to the earliest days of Bruntnell's career, a full-on electric psych-rock experience. Recorded between February and June 2015 and self-produced by Peter, Nos Da Comrade (which means Good Night Comrade in Welsh) was recorded in Bruntnell's home studio in deepest Devon, and in the village hall in the idyllic village of Mortehoe, where the band simply set up and blasted out the tunes: Mick Clews (drums), Peter Noone (bass), James Walbourne (guitar), Dave Little (guitar), Dai Godwin on backing vocals and Peter Linnane (mastering engineer) on string machine. Peter: I wanted to make a record that is fairly standard in its approach, with drums, bass, guitars and a keyboard sound now and then. A lot of it is played live but there are some overdubs. Peter Bruntnell has a unique 'way with a tune' like no other contemporary artists. The most interesting thing about his music, and part of the reason for his devoted following, is the indefinable knack the songs have of locking into one's emotions in an elusive, intangible but deeply affecting way.

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The Hillbenders Present:tommy,a Bluegrass Opry

on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Bluegrass band play Tommy in full around 1 microphone .Pete Townsend gives his blessing Tommy debuts at #3 on Billboard Bluegrass Chart! And while it's probably unfair to weigh how much more texture, and dynamics, and flair guitarist Jim Rea, mandolinist Nolan Lawrence, dobro player Chad Graves and banjo player Mark Cassidy add, by comparison to all of Pete Townshend's overdubs, the ultimate result is that the Hillbenders' version is arguably even more epic. And what more could you possibly want from a rock opera? That probably explains why Townshend has given his blessing to the album.

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Old Hannah

on Fri, 22 Jul 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Hailing from County Sligo in the west of Ireland, O​ld Hannah​ are a foursome schooled in the deep-rooted discipline of folk, country and roots music. Their music weaves lapsteel, banjo, mandolin, guitar, piano and beautifully arranged vocals into songs that are at once contemporary and filled with the lore of generations past. Their 2015-issed I​ron and Wood​ EP was released in 2015 and in the process attracted widespread attention from the media both and home and abroad, with tracks play-listed on national radio, and leading to TV exposure. A sublime band who straddle folk, country, roots, bluegrass, and more The Irish Times "​Old Hannah have something great going for them. The band's songs have a great and unique intimacy and atmosphere - Steve Wickam (The Waterboys) "Old-time Appalachian with a Celtic swagger, great songs and uplifting harmonies"- R2 magazine

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Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Two time BBC Folk Award winners Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar met in 2011. Soon after the joining of the pair, the duo were signed to Fellside Records and in July 2012 released their debut album, The Queen's Lover. In January 2013, the pair picked up the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk award. After recording their second album in the November of 2013, again with Fellside, Russell and Algar received the Horizon Award for Best breakthrough act at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The second album, The Call, was then released in July receiving 5 Stars in fRoots, 4 Stars in both R2 Magazine and The Telegraph and a host of other brilliant reviews, Bright Young Folk describing it as an outstanding show of maturity with enormous promise.

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Cambridge Americana

on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 at Cambridge CB2 Bistro 7:15pm

Special preview show for a series of concerts featuring the best of transatlantic music from in and around Cambridge UK

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Cambridge Americana

on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 at Cambridge CB2 Bistro 7:15pm

Special preview show for a series of concerts featuring the best of transatlantic music from in and around Cambridge UK

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Liverpool Acoustic Live Featuring Joe Symes & The Loving Kind

on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery 7:45pm

We're delighted to welcome back to the View Two Gallery top local band Joe Symes & the Loving Kind. Joe played one of our extra gigs last year that we just had to get him back for our main show, this time with a stripped back format. Support on the launch night is to be announced. 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

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Something Nasty In The Woodshed

on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Since their formation in 2006, Something Nasty have established a formidable reputation country wide as purveyors of high octane folk rock.
Blending self-penned and traditional songs and music, the focus is on entertainment delivering their unique blend of bagpipe driven rock with energy and humour.

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An Evening With Martin Stephenson

on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 at York The Woolpack Inn 7:00pm

Martin Stephenson makes a welcome return to The Woolpack for an evening of music and entertainment. Martin has been touring with The Daintees but is returning to give a solo performance. Support comes in the shape of Danielle Howle, described by The New York Times as an extraordinary mind, a southern storyteller with a gorgeous sense of melody that should be pouring out of stereos everywhere. Known for captivating audiences with her stunning vocal ability, contagious pure energy and incredible songwriting skills, Danielle's music ranges from country swamp blues to Americana. This promises to be a marvellous evening and is expected to sell out quickly.

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Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar: Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 23 Jul 2016 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards 7:30pm

These two very personable young men aren't just pretty faces: they are stunningly good musicians and singers! This is backed up by winning the Radio 2 Young Folk award in 2013,then in 2014 the Radio 2 Horizon award for best breakthrough act and they only started working together in 2011! Both come from musical households, and both began to develop their musical skills long before joining forces. As a fiddler, Ciaran became All Ireland Champion and All Britain Champion on numerous occasions before the age of sixteen. Greg had already begun his career as a solo singer and musician, supporting acts such as Karine Polwart and Lau. Since starting touring together, they have played at such prestigious events as Cambridge Folk Festival and Fairport Convention's Cropredy Festival. And through all this, Greg has completed his degree (at Exeter University!) and Ciaran has got through his 'A' levels, and started his degree course. This all makes them sound very precocious which might be off-putting, but these two are delightfully easy-going, unspoilt and FUN!

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Hannah Johnson & The Broken Hearts

on Sat, 23 Jul 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Without wading in the quagmire of debate about what is and what defines 'Americana Music', The Broken Hearts seek to reveal the music that used to be called 'Country' in the impassioned era of Honky Tonk: when musicians sought only to play the best music possible and get folks up dancing. The material is a celebration of Honky Tonk, classic 'old' country, western swing, blues and standards with original songs written in these genres. With Green Note favourites The Toy Hearts on hiatus, we are excited to welcome this new Johnson family project to the Green Note stage! The Broken Hearts features: Stewart Johnson / Steel Guitars Simon Smith /Double Bass Chris Shirley or Howard Gregory /Guitar (Chris is the guitarist with 'King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys', Howard is the guitarist with 'The Steve Gibbons Band', both have served 'time' in early Toy Hearts line-ups) Hannah Johnson fronts the band on lead vocals, guitar and mandolin

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Helter Skelter With Don Kipper

on Sat, 23 Jul 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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Laurence Corns & Mike Piggott

on Sat, 23 Jul 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... Laurence Corns and Mike Piggott guitar/vocals and violin respectively are two musicians from eclectic backgrounds. Laurence played Swing Jazz in Paris alongside Madeline Peyroux in the Lost Wandering Blues and Jazz Band but has also performed with many artists from Zimbabwe's Chimurenga scene such as Stella Chiweshe, The Bhundu Boys, Chartwell Dutiro. Mike Piggott was part of the pioneer folk fusion band Pentangle with Bert Jansch, also playing with Ralph McTell and Mungo Gerry. On the other side he has performed with Jazz luminaries Martin Taylor, Bucky Pizzerelli and Diz Dizley to name a few. The two play classic Swing Jazz from the 1930's peppered with some Blues and Folk in their own inimitable style which makes for a very entertaining evening.

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Dan Raza And Friends - An Evening Of Americana, Roots And Contemporary Folk

on Sat, 23 Jul 2016 at London Aces & Eights 7:00pm

An evening of Americana, Roots and Contemporary Folk. Three wonderful acts; Barnacles, The AAA Revue and Dan Raza & The Shrouds.

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Blackthorn At Evenlode Folk, Finstock

on Sat, 23 Jul 2016 at Finstock Village Hall 7:45pm

Doors 7.45pm for music at 8.15. Enjoy the sound of Blackthorn, who say: We take British traditional songs and tunes, and give them a twist. Songs about clapped-out nags, cross-dressing sailor girls, gruesome murders, and cheating philanderers are our ingredients. Our instruments are a heady cocktail of acoustic and electric: measures of bouzouki, fiddles, melodeon, and cello shaken (not stirred) with electric guitar, bass, and drums. Although what we play could be loosely described as "folk rock", we draw from a wide experience across a variety of musical genres, from blues and Americana to classical.

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Kelly Willis And Bruce Robison

on Sun, 24 Jul 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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Last Summers Tealights

on Sun, 24 Jul 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Strong melodies and hypnotic grooves define this part jazz, part folk, part classical, part hymnal group. The music of LST is an intriguing hotchpotch of shared influences featuring a unique and sonorous line-up of marimba, cello, saxophone, bass and percussion.

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Black*scarr (johnny Black And Emma Scarr)

on Sun, 24 Jul 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Black*Scarr return to TwickFolk, 3 years after their last appearance. The award winning duo (Best Audience Reaction Love Folk Live) are Johnny Black and Emma Scarr (Winner Watford Folk Club Song Competition 2013 and 2015). They are two singer songwriters with different styles and influences, but whose co-writing has collided to produce a collection of songs that move audiences to laughter and tears. Honest and gritty, this urban folk/country duo produce songs full of stories and themes that are modern but classic-sounding and timeless, personal and everyday, still universal. Black*Scarr have become known for live performances bursting with energy and chemistry. Prepare to tap your toes to upbeat melodic country tunes and be touched by hard-hitting, yet poetic lyrics that will stay with you. Guitar, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica and classic harmonies document the trials, contradictions, fears and delights of middle-aged life and love. Incredible songs performed with enthusiasm and musicianship so entertaining The duo that puts the FUN into FOLK! Helen Chinn WATFORD FOLK CLUB sporting vapour trails of The Pogues, Kitty Wells, Hank Williams and Elvis Costello. The lyrics are smart and witty although numbers like The Internet Dating Song may be playful, there's also a wealth of sharply poignant observations on the disappointments of life. And yet, such is the exuberance of the music and the delivery that it's impossible not to tap your feet and join in and sing along with the misery. If you ever wished there had been a whole album to go with Fairytale of New York, this is your perfect unhappy ever after. FOLK RADIO UK Black Scarr Middle Aged Love by Mike Davies on 3 February, 2015 in Album Reviews

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Black*scarr (johnny Black And Emma Scarr)

on Sun, 24 Jul 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Black*Scarr return to TwickFolk, 3 years after their last appearance. The award winning duo (Best Audience Reaction Love Folk Live) are Johnny Black and Emma Scarr (Winner Watford Folk Club Song Competition 2013 and 2015). They are two singer songwriters with different styles and influences, but whose co-writing has collided to produce a collection of songs that move audiences to laughter and tears. Honest and gritty, this urban folk/country duo produce songs full of stories and themes that are modern but classic-sounding and timeless, personal and everyday, still universal. Black*Scarr have become known for live performances bursting with energy and chemistry. Prepare to tap your toes to upbeat melodic country tunes and be touched by hard-hitting, yet poetic lyrics that will stay with you. Guitar, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica and classic harmonies document the trials, contradictions, fears and delights of middle-aged life and love. Incredible songs performed with enthusiasm and musicianship so entertaining The duo that puts the FUN into FOLK! Helen Chinn WATFORD FOLK CLUB sporting vapour trails of The Pogues, Kitty Wells, Hank Williams and Elvis Costello. The lyrics are smart and witty although numbers like The Internet Dating Song may be playful, there's also a wealth of sharply poignant observations on the disappointments of life. And yet, such is the exuberance of the music and the delivery that it's impossible not to tap your feet and join in and sing along with the misery. If you ever wished there had been a whole album to go with Fairytale of New York, this is your perfect unhappy ever after. FOLK RADIO UK Black Scarr Middle Aged Love by Mike Davies on 3 February, 2015 in Album Reviews

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Lucky Peterson

on Mon, 25 Jul 2016 at Evesham The Iron Road 7:45pm

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Balsamo Deighton

on Mon, 25 Jul 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Americana duo Balsamo Deighton release their debut album 'Unfolding'. Steve Balsamo and Rosalie Deighton - both respected vocalists, musicians and songwriters in their own right have joined forces to record a collection of 'grown up songs on the human condition'. Influenced by a wealth of classic writers and musicians - from Gram Parsons, Crowded House and Steve Earle to Tom Petty, Ryan Adams, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - Balsamo Deighton's songs pretty much nod and wink to them all. The duo are two close friends, simply making music that they love. I love Rosalie's ethereal voice and knew that although we are very different singers something magical was happening says Steve. They instinctively knew what harmonies to sing, Singing with Steve takes me to a happy place where even the best wine in the world can't take me! jokes Rosalie. After meeting 10 years ago at Martin Terefe's London recording studio - where they were working on their respective debut solo albums - they bonded over a love of 70s singer/songwriters, country music and cake and vowed to record together as they felt their voices blend together and give what Emmylou Harris calls 'the rub' - two harmonies melting into one. Several times around the world in various musical guises, their paths crossed again when Rosalie who grew up in the successful folk band The Deighton Family and is considered one of Britain's finest female vocalists - supported Steve's highly regarded band The Storys. Having returned from touring with the likes of Elton John, Santana, Celine Dion and Joe Cocker, The Storys asked Rosalie to collaborate with them. When The Storys decided to call it a day, Steve and Rosalie took it as a sign that the time was right to make some music together. They called on friend and songwriter Julian Wilson of Grand Drive, and slowly and quietly kicked some ideas around at his South London studio. These initial sessions were inspiring, fun and very rewarding and all three realised that indeed they had found 'the rub'. Recording began in earnest with producer and songwriter John Reynolds (Sinead O'Connor, The Indigo Girls and U2), tracking the first song ideas at his North London studio. The PledgeMusic fan-funded album boasts an eclectic mix of stories inspired by their lives. Title track 'Unfolding' is about receiving the dreaded letter from the army as Steve explains, The Storys were once contacted by a father who had lost his son in Afghanistan. They were both fans of the band and they sent a representative of his squadron to collect one of our songs the day before the funeral. It was incredibly moving to be a part of his story, and Unfolding is our reaction to it. 'The Dream Song', an upbeat hopeful anthem, is inspired by a conversation between Steve and the late Jon Lord's widow in which they both talked about meeting Jon in dreams and how, as in life, he reassured them to keep the dream alive. Love is represented, of course: while atmospheric love song 'Long Way Round' was written after Rosalie discovered an affair, country style ballad 'Run Back To Your Life' tells a tale of falling in love with the right person at the wrong time. Meanwhile, 'The Ghost Of Me And You' is about two lovers trapped in a relationship that's dead and, if you listen closely, the voice of a ghost (recorded by Steve at a paranormal investigation) can be heard whispering I kissed her. Last year the duo performed at Country 2 Country 2015 at the O2, cementing their place in the burgeoning Americana/Alt-Country scene in the UK, where the pair recorded an acoustic session on the Emirates Airline cable car at the event for The Telegraph. Balsamo Deighton are looking forward to heading out on the road to support 'Unfolding'. This year they are heading back to C2C to appear on Bob Harris' stage, Under The Apple Tree in Building 6. Drive On will be the next single for radio in the UK and Germany. 'a masterclass in closely harmonised, West Coaststyle rock' Sunday Express 'the voices are infallible, the musicianship remarkable and the potential abounding' Maverick 'Expect to find yourself singing along at the top of your voice after just a couple of plays' Hi-Fi News 'Their Songwriting is excellent' R2 Magazine 'Expectations were high. Good news is: no-one will be disappointed!' R2 Magazine 'Balsamo Deighton could be on to a winner here' Mojo 'A cut above the rest' Classic Rock Society

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Joe Fournier

on Mon, 25 Jul 2016 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

terrace cred. presents: Joe Fournier simply plays American roots music - country soul, folk, rockabilly and blues - with stories that will make you laugh, cry and cringe, sometimes all in the same verse. He has a genuine eye for detail and storytelling that doesn't get in the way of a decent riff ... like a slap in the face with a rolled up copy of 'No Depression'(*). Canadian, raised above the sounds of his parents' bar, Joe first took to the stage downstairs aged 12 and the audience lapped it up, setting him on a musical path that led him from Ontario to a little shack on the south shore of Nova Scotia where he rebuild it into a living/studio space. It was while banging and sawing that he started getting ideas for the kind of songs he'd never written before. Songs that drew on his country roots, personal experiences and crazy characters met while gigging and travelling all those years. His half a dozen albums since 2002 include the latest 'Joe Fournier and the Bad Ass Fajitas', recorded last year in Sweden, where he is a big star. On his way back there, via a Festival date here in UK, Joe's dropping in to play the Greys, a venue he first played way back in 2003. Welcome back, Joe. It''s been far too long... 'Joe Fournier has a genuine eye for detail and storytelling that doesn't get in the way of a decent riff.' - (*)Americana UK www.joefournier.com www.facebook.com/terracecred

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Owlsworld Presents - Jerron "blind Boy Paxton" - Sarratt - 25/07/2016

on Mon, 25 Jul 2016 at Sarratt The Cock Inn 8:00pm

Blind Boy Paxton is coming to the UK in July to play at Cambridge Folk Festival and we're luckily enough to have him before he gets to big to play our cosy barn stage! This show will sell out so my your tickets early!

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Presents Kyla Brox + Victor Brox+ Blue Swamp Band

on Tue, 26 Jul 2016 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

VICTOR BROX British Blues legend will be appearing with KYLA BROX www.solidentertainments.com/100club

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Jon Boden Solo (festival Warmup #1)

on Tue, 26 Jul 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Two intimate Sheffield gigs as warmups for Jon's festival appearances at Cambridge, Sidmouth and Snape Maltings.

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Jon Boden Solo (festival Warmup #1)

on Tue, 26 Jul 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Two intimate Sheffield gigs as warmups for Jon's festival appearances at Cambridge, Sidmouth and Snape Maltings.

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Ric Sanders Trio

on Wed, 27 Jul 2016 at Canterbury The Kingston Barn 7:00pm

Ric Sanders Trio Wednesday 27th July 2016 The Kingston Barn, nr Canterbury Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £13 Online £14 Offline £15 Door Since 1985 Ric Sanders has been the fiddle player in legendary Folk Rock Band Fairport Convention. In the late 70s he played in both Soft Machine and The Albion Band, and it was in the latter that he met Michael Gregory, now drummer with The Home Service. Ric's association with guitarist and vocalist Vo Fletcher goes back even further they played together when still teenagers. Vo has played with artists as diverse as Rik Mayall and Nigel Kennedy (just to keep Ric on his toes!). It was inevitable that these three pals would play together, and over the last decade they've been involved in many projects, from recording Miles Davis classics live in Lincoln Cathedral to improvising an album with the inspirational Anjali Dance Company. Over the last couple of years though, they've taken a different direction, reconnecting with the music closest to their hearts. It's music firmly rooted in the blues. They love playing it, and their recent performances have shown just how much people love hearing it a rockin' good time was had by all! They cross boundaries and defy categorisation, with original compositions, folk tunes and some drastically re-worked Fairport tunes. Their first visit to Folk in the Barn in 2014 was fantastic, selling out in record time. They are one of our most requested returners.

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Brennen Leigh & Noel Mckay

on Wed, 27 Jul 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 greatly acclaimed Austin Texas duo Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay are back in Uk for a short tour Fine songsters, guitarists & all round bluegrass'y musicians, they are very unique & highly acclaimed in the music capital of USA. They fly here for two Uk Festivals & have added this one & only London date to their mini tour. "Noel and Brennen are great songwriters." Guy Clark "McKay and Leigh, both accomplished songwriters, together ooze the kind of charm that can't be forced, winding through love songs both playful and sincere." Leigh's 'You've Never Been to North Dakota' soothes like Cole Porter, timelessly lyrical both literally and vocally." --Raoul Hernandez, Austin Chronicle "It's great to hear music that affects you on an intellectual level as well as makes you want to dance." Tommy X Hancock.

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Local Global Song Workshop

on Wed, 27 Jul 2016 at Garveston Garvestone and Thuxton Village Hall 2:00pm

British Pakistani Songwriter, Singer, Musician and Visual Artist Samia Malik leads Local Global Song Workshop #1

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Jon Boden Solo (festival Warmup #2)

on Wed, 27 Jul 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Two intimate Sheffield gigs as warmups for Jon's festival appearances at Cambridge, Sidmouth and Snape Maltings.

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Jon Boden Solo (festival Warmup #2)

on Wed, 27 Jul 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Two intimate Sheffield gigs as warmups for Jon's festival appearances at Cambridge, Sidmouth and Snape Maltings.

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Zer0classikal Basement Sessions: Abi Sampa

on Wed, 27 Jul 2016 at London Karamel Club 7:00pm

Known for her performance on the Voice, multi-talented Abi Sampa and her band of brilliant musicians present a unique blend of sounds drawing in on inspiration from Qawwali, Carnatic and Western music. Through her captivating voice, virtuosity on the harmonium and ability to coax beautiful sounds from the ancient Veena, Abi presents a new style of music where different sounds come together to create musical bliss! Tickets are £8 or you can take advantage of our special season ticket, entry to all 3 shows May-July for only £15!

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Michelle Holding + Bonz.

on Thu, 28 Jul 2016 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:00pm

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Bram Taylor

on Thu, 28 Jul 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

As we know from numerous past appearances, Bram is a supreme folk club entertainer, delighting audiences with his fine rich voice, his sharp sense of humour and his excellent selection of traditional and modern songs deftly accompanied on guitar, concertina or ukulele. Let's welcome him back!

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Bram Taylor

on Thu, 28 Jul 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

As we know from numerous past appearances, Bram is a supreme folk club entertainer, delighting audiences with his fine rich voice, his sharp sense of humour and his excellent selection of traditional and modern songs deftly accompanied on guitar, concertina or ukulele. Let's welcome him back!

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10 String Symphony

on Thu, 28 Jul 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ When 10 String Symphony released their superb Weight of The World album in 2015, it created reverberations on both sides of the Atlantic, and was so well received in America that it ended up at the No 3 position on the hugely-influential Billboard Chart. Nashville-based 5-string fiddle players Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer first teamed up to create the super-duo out of mutual admiration, released their debut album in 2012 and went on to impress at major events around the USA and as far afield as New Zealand. When they recorded the follow-up it was a departure from their individual histories Rachel is a former Illinois state fiddle champion and a 2015 Independent Music Award-nominated artist; Christian had been firmly established as a touring member of The Jerry Douglas Band and a heavily in-demand sideman who has appeared with Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller, Steve Earle, Vince Gill and Alison Brown. The current album picked up a top-rating 5-star review from R2 magazine. This is what some others had to say: Something out of the ordinary fRoots magazine Astonishing AmericanRootsUK

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Callaghan

on Thu, 28 Jul 2016 at Maidstone The Old School Hall''; 7:30pm

Doors 7.30pm, music from 8pm Callaghan visits the Bubble Club as part of her second UK tour this year, having already played twice at the O2 in March as part of the C2C (Country To Country) festival. When she moved from London to Atlanta in 2010 she was following her dream and one of her strongest musical influences; Shawn Mullins, whose offer to produce her first album was keenly accepted. Life In Full Colour was followed by five years and around 200,000 miles of touring the US and another album of mainly self-written material, A History Of Now, which has reinforced her appeal as an engaging and honest songwriter and performer who has charmed audiences and media alike. Radio 2 have playlisted many of Callaghan's songs and Bob Harris has been a long-standing supporter. Billboard magazine dedicated four pages to Callaghan, praising her strong vocals and do-it-yourself work ethic. The Huffington Post agreed, adding, she's one of those performers whose genuine sweetness is transparent in her voice, and it shines through her writing. Don't miss this rare chance to catch her in a beautiful, unique venue, while she's in our area!

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Local Global Song Workshop

on Thu, 28 Jul 2016 at Shipdham WI Hall 2:00pm

Scottish/Zambian Singer Songwriter, Photographer and Film Festival Producer Namvula Rennie Leads Local Global Song Workshop #2

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Rock Ridge Round-up

on Fri, 29 Jul 2016 at Gateshead Rock Ridge Burdon Plain 1:00pm

Anyone reading through a line-up of bands for a Rock Ridge Round Up festival would be forgiven for thinking 'who the heck are they, I have never heard of half of these bands'. That folks was exactly our aim when we began to resurrect Rock Ridge. We decided to stick our neck on the line and delve deep into the country scene, sometimes outside the scope of the normal clubs and festivals, to find new and exciting bands, who quite often take a chance themselves and dare to write, and play, their own material. These bands struggle to get their music heard and are always looking for an opportunity to be seen and prove themselves, as nobody seems willing to take the chance and let them show what they have to offer. With this in mind, we dangled our toes into the pool of young singer/songwriters. At the start of each afternoon, we have invited an artist along to play acoustically and sing a selection of their own self penned material, often giving a rare insight into the origin and meanings of the songs. Last year these sessions proved very popular and we received a lot of positive feedback from both audience and the artists. The songwriter was grateful to be given a platform to perform their labours of love, and the audience felt as though they had had an intimate half hour with the artist. Now I know this subject is always a little taboo, but if you take a look at the USA country music charts you will find that the music has moved on a long way from that of Hank, Merle, Willie and Dolly. However, here in the UK people will argue that if it's not the traditional style then it's just 'not country'. We so desperately need to bring the music we love into line with a more modern approach if the music is going to grow, or even survive in the UK. We need to introduce the younger generation and allow them to run alongside the more traditional style of country music. This is coming to fruition with the likes of Ward Thomas, The Shires, Jess and the Bandits being given national airplay on both TV and radio, and we need to embrace this. That said, we understand that there is still a need to stick to some of the more traditional, well known acts, that everyone knows and loves. We have tried to come up with a list of bands whereby we feel there is something for everyone to enjoy. As well as enjoying a diverse line-up of music, we like to have fun too. We have a good group of 'red coats' who organise all the western activities on a daily basis. This includes games such as horse shoes, axes, knives, bow and arrows, as well as the daily shoot-out competitions. If you prefer you fun to be a little more 'dangerous' we have the Rock Ridge challenge. Last year we played host to the water slide. Although it was great fun, especially for the large audience, we did end up with a few minor casualties (sorry about that Aiden). Watch out for this year's challenge! So, if you love your country music to be a little bit 'down and dirty', along with 'safe and sound', and you are up for a laugh, dust off your glad rags, get yourselves along to join the crown, and 'Prepare to Party.'

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Torver Folk Festival

on Fri, 29 Jul 2016 at Torver Folk Festival 6:30pm

Two night Folk Festival on Friday the 29th and Saturday 30th of July. Please note that music begins from 7pm on the Friday and 6pm on the Saturday. The line up for Friday the 29th from 7pm is Mike Williams, Claire Farrell, Gareth Knowles and The Blue Grass Project. On Saturday the 30th we have John Bailey, Celia Ketchell, Scott Larabee, Scolds Bridle, Chris Bannister and Shallow Water from 6pm. There is an open mike session on the Saturday from 3.30pm to 5.30pm. There is food, refreshments, bar and camping available.

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Jess & The Bandits

on Fri, 29 Jul 2016 at Gateshead Rock Ridge Burdon Plain 6:00pm

Top Texas/UK country band, Jess & The Bandits hit the stage at Rock Ridge Round Up. Huge marquee with top sound and light show, Also on stage Gary Quinn with full band and also Henry Smith & Country Dreams. Doors open 6pm. Live music from 7.30pm - midnight. Fully licensed bar, dancefloor. Free camping on event site - full facilities.

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Gary Quinn Band

on Fri, 29 Jul 2016 at Gateshead Rock Ridge Burdon Plain 6:00pm

Top UK country singer/songwriter, Gary Quinn hits the stage at Rock Ridge Round Up. Huge marquee with top sound and light show, Also on stage Jess & The Bandits, Henry Smith & Country Dreams. Doors open 6pm. Live music from 7.30pm - midnight. Fully licensed bar, dancefloor. Free camping on event site, full facilities.

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Acoustic Amnesty For Manchester City Of Sanctuary

on Fri, 29 Jul 2016 at Salford Sacred Trinity Church: 7:00pm

The next Acoustic Amnesty fundraiser will again be at the beautiful Sacred Trinity church on Friday July 29 2016. This time we are fundraising for the excellent Manchester City of Sanctuary refugee support group (https://manchester.cityofsanctuary.org/about) as well as Manchester Amnesty. The gig will be seated and totally silent for performances with the (well stocked!) bar in a separate room. We are remaining with our approach of no sound system whatsoever - totally acoustic using the natural acoustics of the venue. If you want to see how fantastic the format of the evening is here's a video of one: https://www.youtube.com/embed/grhhGT0Vzlw?list=UU32opSiZu-iUSHLgSdSkZZg Doors will open at 7pm and the show starts at 7.30pm prompt. Free on-street car parking is available and the venue is a stone's throw from Deansgate/Market Street in Manchester city centre. Tickets are only £8 in advance for all of this entertainment

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Local Global Song Workshop

on Fri, 29 Jul 2016 at Cranworth Village Hall 2:00pm

Local Global Song Workshop #3 welcomes Namvula Rennie (Scotland/Zambia) and Samia Malik (UK/Pakistan) leading a community singing workshop together - combining their respective heritage and creating pop-up choirs for Southburgh World Music Festival 2016!

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Bill Caddick

on Fri, 29 Jul 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Singing since the 1960s in folk clubs and festivals, in 1973 Caddick joined the street theatre group Magic Lantern, formed by Taffy Thomas and described by Mel McClellan on the BBC website as "legendary". He left Magic Lantern in 1975 to concentrate on his solo career, becoming well known as a festival artist in Britain and overseas. In 1977 he joined the Albion Band in the National Theatre productions of 'Lark Rise' and 'The Passion'. Caddick later collaborated with Tim Laycock and Peter Bond in a stage show and album about circus life, called "A Duck on his Head". About this time, he wrote songs for radio and TV, and performed his own songs in a film about the Tolpuddle Martyrs. From 1980 to 1987 Caddick was a member of the renowned folk-rock band Home Service. He continued to write and perform at clubs and festivals, albeit in a more low-key way than before as well as continuing his involvement with the National Theatre, writing and appearing in several plays which included "Don Quixote", and "The Mysteries" (an award winning trilogy performed in the West End, on TV and throughout Europe, as well as at the National). His songs, such as "Unicorns" and "She Moves Among Men", have been recorded by numerous other musicians including June Tabor, Chris Foster, Alex Campbell, Christy Moore, Peter Rowan, John Kirkpatrick, Artisan, Coope Boyes and Simpson and The Yetties.

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Leif

on Fri, 29 Jul 2016 at Chester The Cross Keys 8:00pm

Eoin O'Brien & Conor O' Sullivan are a duo from the Southwest of Ireland. They have just recorded a new album followed by a brief but intensive tour of Russia. Eoin's singing is rich and sincere whilst Conor's accompaniment ranges from the beautifully sparse to the wildly intricate. Blending traditional, contemporary and original folk music, Eoin and Conor will leave you captivated by the storied music of songs old and new.

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Garth Brooks Uk (trubute Show)

on Sat, 30 Jul 2016 at Gateshead Rock Ridge Burdon Plain 6:00pm

Welcome to the UK & Europe's number 1 tribute to the biggest-selling solo artist of all time the one and only, Mr Garth Brooks! In a career spanning four decades, Garth Brooks has become a global superstar; breaking down barriers, incorporating the traditions of country and bluegrass music, with elements of honky tonk, blues and rock, selling over 100 million albums in the process. He has truly redefined what it means to be a country artist. Now the Garth Brooks phenomenon is being brought one step closer to you, in this groundbreaking tribute spectacular GARTH BROOKS UK! The incredible, high-energy show features some of the best musical talent from across the UK country music scene and beyond. From a band filled with incredible musicians who themselves have played with the likes of Kylie Minogue, Nik Kershaw and Fats Domino to a truly electrifying frontman, whose performances have been wowing audiences all over the world for over 15 years. This is a show not to be missed, packed with all of your favourite Garth Brooks hits, as well as all the magic and the mayhem you'd expect from the real thing. Garth Brooks UK is the ULTIMATE Garth Brooks experience and we ain't going down 'til the sun comes up!

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

on Sat, 30 Jul 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Phil Rambow and Martin Belmont first crossed paths in the time remembered as Pub Rock in 1973/4. Martin was in Ducks Deluxe and Phil was the singer/songwriter with The Winkies. He went on to do various solo projects, writing with Kirsty MacColl and collaborating with Mick Ronson, Brian Eno and Ellen Foley, while Martin helped form The Rumour, who with Graham Parker, toured the world between '76 and 1980 and recording 6 albums. He went on to become lead guitarist with Carlene Carter and then Nick Lowe. In the late 80's Martin and Phil became two fifths of The Tex Pistols a country and rockabilly outfit with a circuit of pubs, restaurants and private parties to keep them in work. He also played many sessions with various artists including Johnny Cash, Elvis Costello, Billy Bragg, Carl Perkins, Kirsty Maccoll, Reg Meuross, John Hiatt, Garaint Watkins and Paul Carrack. He has been a member of 'My Darling Clementine and in the last 5 years Graham Parker and The Rumour reunited to tour the US and the UK and Europe and record 2 new albums. Martin met Cheyne Pride around 2008 while a member of Hank Wangford's Lost Cowboys (which he still is), and has worked with her on and off since then as a duo or part of a full band. Cheyne is American by birth but a long time resident of the UK. She sings Country with a voice as clear as a mountain stream and rhythm and blues as dirty as Muddy Waters! Many will also know her in her Elvis persona 'Queenie Creole'. For the past year Martin and Phil have been working as a duo (Tex, Doug and Rock'n'Roll), as do Cheyne and Martin, so for this show they are putting it all together as a trio. Expect to hear some original songs, country classics and obscurities, rocking rhythm and blues and lots of rockabilly including some Elvis favourites. One acoustic guitar one electric guitar two great voices and bunch of foot tapping soulful songs.

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Ron Block & Sierra Hull

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

Bluegrass superstar duo Ron Block & Sierra Hull have been performing together regularly for several years and we're delighted to be bringing them to the Greystones this summer. Ron is well known for his long and successful career with Alison Krauss & Union Station. World class bluegrass banjo player, highly accomplished guitarist, multiple Grammy winner, songwriter and singer...his musical pedigree is extensive and also features several solo album releases. Mandolin prodigy, talented multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Sierra Hull first appeared on the Grand Ole Opry stage aged just 11. Now in her 20s, this rising star of American roots music recently released her acclaimed album Weighted Mind, produced by Bela Fleck. This is set to be a stunning concert by two of the most accomplished and successful musicians on the US bluegrass scene.

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Konono No.1 + Dj

on Sat, 30 Jul 2016 at London Rich Mix 9:00pm

Doors 9:00pm Start 9:30pm Extraordinary Congolese band Konono No.1 return to London for a special late night show at Rich Mix this July. Expect extraordinary, radical grooves from this cult Congolese dance outfit. Playing on scrap metal percussion and spiky metal thumb pianos, they pound out exuberant and rhythmic beats that are distorted through amplifiers made from old car parts. Their repertoire draws largely on Congolese trance music, but they've had to incorporate the originally unwanted distortions of their sound system. This has driven them towards a unique sound that resonates with the aesthetics of the most experimental forms of rock and electronic music. The result is both futuristic and primeval. Electronica and avant-rock aficionados have all been equally amazed by this otherworldly dance music, which has driven the international press to come up with some surprising comparisons (from Can and Krautrock to Jimi Hendrix, Lee Perry and proto-techno!). 'No embellishments, no frills, just an unstoppable, ecstatic drive which bounced off the walls of the tiny venue with a mesmerising, infectious momentum' (LondonJazz) 'Every so often there comes a record of such unlikeliness, of such overpowering rhythmic intensity and such majestic indifference to global musical trends that you're knocked sideways. This is one of them.' (Daily Telegraph)

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Irish Night For Palestine

on Sat, 30 Jul 2016 at London The Cock Tavern, Euston 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. All funds raised will be open and transparent and shared between Medical Aid for Palestine, who are doing fantastic work healing the sick and wounded people of Palestine deprived of medicines and Football Against Apartheid who seek to peacefully pressure the Apartheid Israeli to end its brutal apartheid occupation of Palestine by calling on FIFA to treat apartheid Israel in exactly the same manner that it treated Apartheid South Africa on 16 July 1976 by peacefully expelling it from FIFA by 78 votes to 9. 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, 30 Jul 2016 at London The Cock Tavern, Euston 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. All funds raised will be open and transparent and shared between Medical Aid for Palestine, who are doing fantastic work healing the sick and wounded people of Palestine deprived of medicines and Football Against Apartheid who seek to peacefully pressure the Apartheid Israeli to end its brutal apartheid occupation of Palestine by calling on FIFA to treat apartheid Israel in exactly the same manner that it treated Apartheid South Africa on 16 July 1976 by peacefully expelling it from FIFA by 78 votes to 9. 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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Liverpool Acoustic & K's Choice Summer Sizzler

on Sat, 30 Jul 2016 at Thornton Hough Village Club 8:00pm

We had so much fun with our first ever Wirral show back in January that we've decided to do it again. Our Summer Sizzler will feature another array of top local talent, with names being confirmed in the next couple of weeks.

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New Roots Presents: Three Cane Whale

on Sat, 30 Jul 2016 at London The Winemaker's Club 7:00pm

The Winemakers is a stunningly atmospheric candle-lit stone arch set in the vaults of Holborn Viaduct, three minutes from Farringdon tube station, attached to a beautiful independently run wine, whiskey & craft beer bar. For any additional information please email newrootsevents@gmail.com A multi-instrumental acoustic trio based in Bristol, UK, featuring members of Spiro, Get The Blessing and Scottish Dance Theatre. As intricate as a team of watchmakers, as spare as a mountain stream, the music encompasses both a cinematic sweep and an intimate delicacy, in which the aroma of muddy leaves and old nettles is almost tangible (The Observer) Their eponymous debut album was chosen by Cerys Matthews as one of her Top Five Modern Folk Albums; second album Holts And Hovers was fRoots Editor's Choice Album of 2013, one of The Observer's Hidden Gems Of 2013, and one of Acoustic Guitarist magazine's 20 Essential Folk Albums. The band's third album, Palimpsest, was recorded at Real World Studios in Wiltshire, produced by Adrian Utley, and released on January 15th 2016, with artwork specially designed by Dorset's Little Toller press, and accompanied by a UK-wide, Arts Council supported, album launch tour. Palimpsest was chosen by The Telegraph as one of the 'Best Folk Music Albums Of 2016″, by fRoots as one of its 5-star Playlist Albums, and by The Guardian for its Folk World Music Playlist.

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Defiance Sessions : Quiet Loner's The Battle For The Ballot

on Sat, 30 Jul 2016 at Glossop Labour Club 7:00pm

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Defiance Sessions : Quiet Loner's The Battle For The Ballot

on Sat, 30 Jul 2016 at Glossop Labour Club 7:00pm

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Little Opry

on Sat, 30 Jul 2016 at Margate Tom Thumb Theatre 7:30pm

Introducing The Moretons! Award winning champion flat picker guitarist, and multi instrumentalist Chris Moreton accompanied by his wife Wendy on bass. Expect hot pickin', great songs and lots of fun and nonsense.

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Rob Lear (music Cruise) Onboard Kenavon Venture

on Sun, 31 Jul 2016 at Devizes Kenavon Venture - The Wharf 6:45pm

Rob is a great favourite with Wiltshire audiences, having played here many times, including a much-acclaimed appearance at last year's Village Pump Festival. His first solo recording, was a six-track EP 'A Million Stars'. The success of the EP resulted in the title track becoming Single of the Week on BBC Radio Wales. Rob's second single 'Little Acorns', produced by the Manic Street Preacher's celebrated producer Greg Haver was also made Single of the Week. This success gradually attracted a unique and eclectic supporting band of musicians which added Cello, Djembe, Accordion, Bass and guitar to Rob's live line up. As a performer, Rob's passion and self-penned emotionally driven songs have helped him to build a devoted audience. Prior to Rob's solo career, he toured the UK and Europe, including a residency at Liverpool's Cavern Club, has played Wembley arena and has supported Dodgy, The Mystery Jets, Hayseed Dixie and Bernard Butler.

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Hattie Webb

on Sun, 31 Jul 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hattie is a singer-songwriter-harpist currently working on her first solo album 'To The Bone'. Playing music with sister Charley since they were children, The Webb Sisters were chosen by Leonard Cohen to join his international tour, performing over 400 concerts around the world to 5 million people. The Webb Sisters have released three albums of their own, receiving 'single and record of the week' on iTunes and BBC Radio Two. Their song 'Baroque Thoughts' won the International Music Award for 'Best Adult Contemporary Song' and was produced by multiple Grammy Award winner Peter Asher. Hattie is featured on three live albums with Leonard Cohen and has collaborated with Sting, Glen Hansard, Steve Martin & Edie Brickel, Gotye, Rick Rubin and Natalie Maines. 'To The Bone', features dramatic vocals and harp, with drums, synths and strings in parallel. Written & produced by Hattie, engineered & mixed by Marcel van Limbeek for a release in 2016. Support from.... SAM SEMPLE "Sam Semple's Mystery Songs have been haunting me for weeks. Here is a real new talent. A singer songwriter with a mastery of lyrics, a sweet voice, and an angle on life that will make you think even as you hum and smile... fabulous debut." - Stephen Fry

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Said The Maiden

on Mon, 1 Aug 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

Said the Maiden are a new Hertfordshire-based vocal trio, making waves on the folk scene. All musicians from an early age, they were involved in shows and concerts together at school in St Albans, but found few outlets for their talents in the working world - until they learned a couple of songs to play at nearby Redbourn Folk Club just for fun. When the crowd called for more but they didn't have any more to sing, they knew they were onto something! Their well-matched vocals and gorgeous arrangements bring new life to traditional songs, and over time they have fleshed out their sound with accompaniments on the accordion, ukulele, guitar, violin and flute. In March 2013 the girls self released their debut EP "Come Hither". The five-track cd was met with great reviews from fans and critics alike, and was followed by the June 2014 release of their debut album "A Curious Tale", which was, again, met with fantastic reviews. They have been blown away by the praise and encouragement they've received from the folk community so far, and in just one year have found themselves playing dozens of gigs around the country, from folk clubs and fundraisers to festivals (including Folk By The Oak, Folkeast and Bunkfest), local talent showcases and headline spots. In recent months, Said The Maiden have played as the support act for some big names, including The Fisherman's Friends, Sarah McQuaid, Megson and Hannah James & Sam Sweeney. In April and May 2014 the girls were honoured to join Dave Swarbrick on a tour of the UK, which took them all around the country as the main support act for 14 dates. www.saidthemaiden.co.uk

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Crh Music Presents Darlingside

on Mon, 1 Aug 2016 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

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Irma Vep + Dbh

on Mon, 1 Aug 2016 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:30pm

Irma Vep is a loner, a joker, a roamer, a ribald construct riddled with both earnest anxiety and mercurial songwriting talent birthed by a young Edwin Stevens in Llanfairfechan, North Wales. Having since fully grown into Irma Vep and now residing in Manchester, Stevens' discography has expanded to document every aspect of his music, from ecstatically free group experiments to bare, sparse songwriting that cuts to the quick, shorn of ornament or pretence. Much Irma Vep feels like what 'classic' music should feel like if it weren't so Classic. Each record, each song and each performance exists as an evolving drama. Instant classic The Jerk (Great Pop Supplement) is a case in point. Heightened by Velvets-style violin scrapings and Stevens' silky guitar improvisations, the song's real power is the towering insecurity turned into an thrilling, hypnotic storyline. Irma Vep's latest LP Disappointment (Golden Lab) contains both Stevens' most wild excursions into avant-guitar landscaping and his most 'accomplished' songwriting. The title track flirts with Richard Thompson-esque guitar and rhythms, with Stevens' cracked vocal recalling a more introspective Bill Callahan, but Irma Vep's delivery, off-the-cuff and vibrant, is all his own. At other times the listener is taken deep into a wormhole of tranced-out rock music on the fringes of chaos. Having bedded down into Manchester's bourgeoning DIY scene, Stevens moonlights in several other groups (Sex Hands, Klaus Kinski, Desmadrados), bringing with him a instantly recognisable guitar language. However it's in Irma Vep that his most life-affirming, troubling and thrilling music is made. Michael Kasparis, 2015 Special guest is dbh. Awesome composer and man-of-many-bands, this understated virtuoso can also boil it all down to just one guitar. He released the marvellous Time Flies LP on Crowfoot Records, and, recently, the possibly even more marvellous Mood, on Thread Recordings.

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Owlsworld Presents - The Urban Pioneers-usa - Cock Inn Sarratt 01/08/2016

on Mon, 1 Aug 2016 at Sarratt The Cock Inn 8:00pm

Owlsworld Presents - The Urban Pioneers USA - Cock Inn Sarratt 01/08/2016 Urban Hillbilly Roots (with a smile) http://urbanpioneersmusic.com/ Mix one part Texas fiddle and one part Tennessee banjo, add doghouse bass and a splash of guitar and you have one heck of a powerful punch called The Urban Pioneers. This string band hammers out a variety of original songs that encompass old time hillbilly music, western swing, rockabilly, and even a few gypsy type songs for good measure. They spend about 75% of the year on tour all over the world delivering their brand of high energy hillbilly folk music. Until recently, Liz Sloan and Jared McGovern have been household names in the underground roots community because they were outstanding backing musicians, but it didn't take long for the Urban Pioneers to prove themselves to music lovers of all kinds. Liz and Jared toured and recorded with countless bands in the past but when their last band broke up they decided to give it a go on their own. The Urban Pioneers started out as a means of transportation to pick up a bass that Jared had built down in Florida. The bass was a thousand miles away and the only way the couple knew how to travel is by touring. Jared had recently been trying to learn clawhammer banjo so they wrote some silly songs, recorded them, and joined the Coney Island Road Show that was headed south. They needed to think of a name and a few weeks before a police officer called the urban pioneers because they were punk kids living in the roughest neighborhood in Pittsburgh. The duo was soon joined by Keith Urban from Louisville, KY on the upright bass as well as a handful of guitarists to fill out the sound. With their second album release there is no sign of stopping anytime soon. Be on the lookout for their Vehicle In Transit because the Urban Pioneers are Addicted to the Road. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/urbanpioneerslared Instagram: https://instagram.com/urbanpioneers/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/UrbanPioneersTN Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/theurbanpioneers The Old Barn @ The Coq Inn Church Lane, Sarratt WD3 6HH www.cockinn.net Doors Open at 7.30pm. Live Music 8.30pm - till 11.00pm For more info email owlsworld@gmail.com or call 07775 526 881 Tickets: we only have 60 tickets on sale for this show! Door £12 or £12 pre-booked from Paypal Via the website www.owlsworld.co.uk www.wegottickets.com/owlsworld

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Windborne

on Tue, 2 Aug 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Internationally acclaimed folk band Windborne is a group of vocal chameleons who specialize in close harmony singing, shifting effortlessly between drastically different styles of traditional music within the same concert. Their musical knowledge spans many continents and cultures, but they remain deeply rooted in American folk singing traditions. Praised for "the purity of their voices, strength of their material, and attention to detail in their arrangements," Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Will Thomas Rowan, Lauren Breunig, and Jeremy Carter-Gordon share a vibrant energy onstage - their connection to each other and to the music clearly evident. They educate as they entertain, telling stories about the music and explaining the characteristics and stylistic elements of the traditions in which they sing. In 2014, Windborne was selected by the US Department of State to tour internationally as cultural ambassadors through music. They traveled to Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Angola, touring with internationally known artists, performing at sold-out national theaters, and collaborating with traditional musicians in each country. They also taught music and dance workshops to schoolchildren, English-language learners, dance schools, choirs, and music conservatories. The four Windborne singers grew up immersed in the traditional song and dance communities of New England and discovered a love of world folk music in their teens. Over the past decade, Windborne has sought out masters of traditional singing styles in the US and around the world to study a variety of vocal music. Through these collaborations, they have developed the vocal agility and authentic sound for which they are known. Their dynamic concert programs include songs from Corsica, the Republic of Georgia, Bulgaria, Quebec, and Basque country, as well as traditional and original American folk music.

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Darlingside

on Tue, 2 Aug 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

The music Darlingside plays is serious, cinematic, and deeply moving. On "Birds Say", the Massachusetts-based quartet's wide-open arrangements are marked by the skillful vocal interplay of the four singers. When bassist Dave Senft, guitarist and banjo player Don Mitchell, classical violinist and folk mandolinist Auyon Mukharji, and cellist and guitar picker Harris Paseltiner gather around a single microphone and let their richly-textured voices loose, they splash their melodies with a sunny melancholy that brings their lyrics to vibrant life. Subtle musical shadings take cues from 60s folk, chamber pop, bluegrass, classical music, and modern indie rock, while aching harmonies are complemented by tones from the harmonium, frailing banjo, 12-string electric guitar, Wurlitzer, auto-chord organ, and grand piano. The result is a collection of quietly passionate songs that defy easy categorization.

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Case Hardin

on Tue, 2 Aug 2016 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Ryley Walker With Danny Thompson

on Tue, 2 Aug 2016 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8:00pm

Following their sold-out shows back in February, the critically-acclaimed collaboration between two of contemporary folk's finest artists continues with a handful of select shows. Singer-songwriter Ryley Walker plays guitar like Bert Jansch and sings like Tim Buckley, yet has a musical style that's all his own. Still only in his mid-twenties, he's well on his way to becoming a major artist, as the rave reviews for his live performances and his most recent album, 'Primrose Green', attest. For this very special tour, Ryley is joined onstage by legendary double-bassist Danny Thompson, who performed with both Bert Jansch (in Pentangle) and Tim Buckley, as well as with Nick Drake, John Martyn and many more - helping to create the lyrical and jazz-flecked astral folk that so influenced Walker close to half a century later. As well as performing works from his previous albums, the shows will likely include new Ryley Walker material. Advance booking strongly advised. Details at www.mrkite.org

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Darlingside

on Wed, 3 Aug 2016 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

The music Darlingside plays is serious, cinematic, and deeply moving. On "Birds Say", the Massachusetts-based quartet's wide-open arrangements are marked by the skillful vocal interplay of the four singers. When bassist Dave Senft, guitarist and banjo player Don Mitchell, classical violinist and folk mandolinist Auyon Mukharji, and cellist and guitar picker Harris Paseltiner gather around a single microphone and let their richly-textured voices loose, they splash their melodies with a sunny melancholy that brings their lyrics to vibrant life. Subtle musical shadings take cues from 60s folk, chamber pop, bluegrass, classical music, and modern indie rock, while aching harmonies are complemented by tones from the harmonium, frailing banjo, 12-string electric guitar, Wurlitzer, auto-chord organ, and grand piano. The result is a collection of quietly passionate songs that defy easy categorization.

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Bob Fox An Evening With The Warhorse Songman

on Thu, 4 Aug 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00am

Bob Fox An Evening With The WarHorse Songman, will include performances of all of the songs in the play in their full versions along with some newly written material used in the recent BBC Radio Ballad of the Great War. Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Bob Fox An Evening With The Warhorse Songman

on Thu, 4 Aug 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00am

Bob Fox An Evening With The WarHorse Songman, will include performances of all of the songs in the play in their full versions along with some newly written material used in the recent BBC Radio Ballad of the Great War. Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Granny's Attic

on Thu, 4 Aug 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Two members of this Young Folk Awards finalist trio are already known to us: both George Sansome and Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne have done impressive floor spots this year, and Cohen also gave us an outstanding support set at a recent NCEM concert. With third member Lewis Wood we now welcome them as guests for a lively night of mostly English folk songs and instrumentals with fiddle, guitar, melodeon and concertina.

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Granny's Attic

on Thu, 4 Aug 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Two members of this Young Folk Awards finalist trio are already known to us: both George Sansome and Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne have done impressive floor spots this year, and Cohen also gave us an outstanding support set at a recent NCEM concert. With third member Lewis Wood we now welcome them as guests for a lively night of mostly English folk songs and instrumentals with fiddle, guitar, melodeon and concertina.

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Reg Meuross Fundraiser For Sidmouth Parish Church & Vinyl Launch For 'december'

on Thu, 4 Aug 2016 at Sidmouth Parish Church 5:00pm

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Ben Smith & Jimmy Brewer

on Thu, 4 Aug 2016 at Cambridge The Hidden Rooms 7:00pm

Tickets in advance £8, or on the door £10 Price includes a drink (alcoholic/non-alcolholic) Ben Smith and Jimmy Brewer met last year at a showcase that was organised for them by Joan Armatrading when they were both supporting her as solo artists on her last tour. They started writing songs together, and when they realised how much they enjoyed it, decided to start playing live together too. With strong songs, deft guitar playing and tight harmonies, their sound has been compared to the likes of The Everly Brothers and The Milk Carton Kids. Their debut E.P was released in April 2016. www.bensmithandjimmybrewer.com

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Imarhan

on Thu, 4 Aug 2016 at Brighton Komedia 7:30pm

14+ (under 16s must be accompanied by a full paying adult)

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Shona Brown And Cruinn

on Thu, 4 Aug 2016 at Strathpeffer The Pavilion 7:00pm

Award-winning Scottish musician Shona Brown presents atmospheric songs and instrumentals by layering and looping haunting flute melodies, ethereal vocal harmonies and ambient electronic sounds. Her imaginative style, described as having "pastoral beauty" by This is Music magazine, includes elements of classical, minimalist, ambient and folk traditions. Shona completed her acclaimed '10in10' project in August 2015, through which she released 10 recordings in 10 months and featured regularly in The Herald Arts News. Additional highlights of the last year include performing live on BBC Radio Scotland and STV Glasgow, playing with Mogwai to sell-out audiences at Glasgow Barrowlands, two performances at King Tuts and a unique performance in 'Gaelictronica' at Glasgow's CCA. Shona has also played at festivals and venues across the country in 2015/16. The Highland based quartet Cruinn brings together four of Scotland's premier Gaelic singers - James Graham, Fiona Mackenzie, Brian O hEadhra and Rachel Walker.  Each of these artists are highly regarded in their own right and together, as Cruinn, they perform traditional and contemporary Gaelic songs with beautiful harmonies and arrangements.   Cruinn draws upon the wealth of the rich Gaelic song tradition as the audience are treated to well known (and some lesser known) ballads, waulking songs, puirt-abeul, and sing-alongs.  Cruinn also boast some of Gaeldom's foremost contemporary songwriters who perform their own material inspired by various styles and cultures.   Cruinn perform at home and abroad for select festivals and venues. The members are also in demand as tutors at fèisean, festivals, summer schools and in the formal educational sector. Doors open at 7pm, performance starts at 7:30pm

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Shona Brown And Cruinn

on Thu, 4 Aug 2016 at Strathpeffer The Pavilion 7:00pm

Award-winning Scottish musician Shona Brown presents atmospheric songs and instrumentals by layering and looping haunting flute melodies, ethereal vocal harmonies and ambient electronic sounds. Her imaginative style, described as having "pastoral beauty" by This is Music magazine, includes elements of classical, minimalist, ambient and folk traditions. Shona completed her acclaimed '10in10' project in August 2015, through which she released 10 recordings in 10 months and featured regularly in The Herald Arts News. Additional highlights of the last year include performing live on BBC Radio Scotland and STV Glasgow, playing with Mogwai to sell-out audiences at Glasgow Barrowlands, two performances at King Tuts and a unique performance in 'Gaelictronica' at Glasgow's CCA. Shona has also played at festivals and venues across the country in 2015/16. The Highland based quartet Cruinn brings together four of Scotland's premier Gaelic singers - James Graham, Fiona Mackenzie, Brian O hEadhra and Rachel Walker.  Each of these artists are highly regarded in their own right and together, as Cruinn, they perform traditional and contemporary Gaelic songs with beautiful harmonies and arrangements.   Cruinn draws upon the wealth of the rich Gaelic song tradition as the audience are treated to well known (and some lesser known) ballads, waulking songs, puirt-abeul, and sing-alongs.  Cruinn also boast some of Gaeldom's foremost contemporary songwriters who perform their own material inspired by various styles and cultures.   Cruinn perform at home and abroad for select festivals and venues. The members are also in demand as tutors at fèisean, festivals, summer schools and in the formal educational sector. Doors open at 7pm, performance starts at 7:30pm

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Hot Vultures At Folk House

on Fri, 5 Aug 2016 at Bristol The Folk House 8:00pm

Southern English duo Hot Vultures - Ian Anderson on guitar, slide guitar and vocals and Maggie Holland on bass guitar, banjo, guitar and vocals - were one of the hardest working and popular outfits on the UK and European folk and college circuits of the 1970s. They mixed up a naturally Anglicised selection of old American roots musics from the 1920s, '30s and before - early blues, pre-country, old-time music - with UK traditional music, acoustic R&B and a few originals, all played with energy, taste, enthusiasm and a genuine love of the sources. They worked everywhere from smoky Continental dives to the Copper Family's monthly Sussex folk nights, from college rock gigs to early Cambridge Folk Festivals, and even had a a following among people on the emerging mid-'70s punk scene as well as adventurous folk fans, possibly because they tended to play things rather fast and (acoustic) loud! They made three albums in the UK, the first of which was also released by EMI Belgium and the third (Up The Line) in the USA, very unusual for UK folk names in that era. They collaborated on them with guest musicians like Martin Simpson (with whom they also toured as The Scrub Jay Orchestra), Pete & Chris Coe, Al Jones and many more. Eventually the duo expanded into the English Country Blues Band and later the '80s electric ceilidh band Tiger Moth. Their albums were anthologised on the 'best of' CD compilation Vulturama. Ian Anderson had begun his career in the late '60s blues boom before releasing three solo LPs as Ian A. Anderson on the now cult 'psych folk' label Village Thing; in more recent years - when his day job permits - he has been in the duo The False Beards with Ben Mandelson. Maggie Holland subsequently blossomed as a solo artist and songwriter, whose songs have also been recorded by June Tabor and Martin Carthy (her A Place Called England was a Song Of The Year winner in the BBC Folk Awards) and is also currently playing in The Broonzies with Jez Lowe and others. In 2016 they are re-uniting for one summer only, for the first time (apart from a few one-off command performances) since 1984. Vultures live! Hear a radio broadcast from KPFK Santa Monica in 1980 at soundcloud.com/gftb/hot-vultures-on-kpfk-1980 Vultures on record! Hear tracks from Vulturama at ghostsfromthebasement.bandcamp.com/album/vulturama

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Ali George Plus Supports

on Fri, 5 Aug 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Ali George is one of Bath's finest Troubadours. Whether solo, as a duo, or surrounded by musicians, Ali's music and songs cut through and grab your attention. https://soundcloud.com/aligeorge http://www.aligeorge-music.com

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Kadialy Kouyate's Sound Archive

on Fri, 5 Aug 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kadialy Kouyate and his ensemble Sound Archive, featuring an outstanding group of London musicians play original music inspired by the Mandinka griot tradition that will lead you into the West African groove. Kadialy Kouyate is a musician, a singer songwriter inspired by the West African Griot repertoire. Born into the great line of Kouyate Griot in Southern Senegal, Kadialy's mesmerising kora playing and singing style have been appreciated in many prestigious venues as both a soloist and in different ensembles. Since his arrival in the UK Kadialy has played a significant part in enriching the London musical scene with his griot legacy. He has been teaching the Kora at Soas university of London for the last decade and he has also been involved in countless musical projects both as a collaborator and a session musician. He is featured on the West One Music album Champions of Africa specially commissioned for the 2010 World Cup. In 2011 an exciting new project with Baaba Maal resulted in headlining the WOMAD stage and recordings at Abbey Road Studios. Extended sessions with Baaba Maal and Mumford and Sons resulted in a studio session of a #1 single (There Will Be Time) on South African music charts in January 2016, the single will be released on Record Store Day in the UK in April 2016. In May 2012 Kadialy took part in a unique production of Julius Caesar by the Royal Shakespeare Company. He toured with the production for seven months around the UK, Moscow and the United States. In September 2015 Kadialy took part in the remaking of the all time TV mini series ROOTS. The first episode, directed by renowned Australian director Philip Noyce has been shot in different parts of South Africa during the period of September/November where Kadialy has spent time shooting is role as the Griot but also working as a cultural consultant. Kadialy has played: The Royal Festival Hall, The O2 Arena, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Woodstock with Afro Celt Sound System (to an audience of 750,000), European tours, Australia, North America. Radio and TV appearances: BBC Radio 3 'World Routes'; Charlie Gillett's 'World of Music; BBC World Service (Radio and Television) amongst others. Senegalese kora virtuoso/singer Kadialy Kouyate showcases his fleet-fingered skills on this mesmerizing instrument, complementing it with his hauntingly, darkly beautiful voice, to create a Toumani Diabate - meets-Youssou N'Dour sound. - TIME OUT

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50 Years Of Revolver - Live At Leaf, With Roxanne De Bastion & Special Guests

on Fri, 5 Aug 2016 at Liverpool Leaf 7:30pm

Berlin-born, Liverpool-based singer-songwriter Roxanne de Bastion will be performing The Beatles' iconic album together with some of Liverpool's best musicians and songwriters to celebrate Revolver's 50th birthday. The event is taking place at Liverpool's Leaf on Bold Street on Friday 5th August 2016 - 50 years to the day since Revolver was first issued.  Roxanne says:- "Music was my first love. When I discovered The Beatles at the unlikely age of four (or perhaps not so unlikely George Harrison once said in an interview every four year old watches Yellow Submarine and I was likereally?), I fell in love irrevocably and unconditionally with harmony, with songwriting, with words, with beats, with sitars, french horns, with strings, with backwards guitar licks, with rock n roll and ballads. I can measure my life against Beatles songs, they are the pencil markings on the door frame, showing my height as a six year old, a ten year old, a 13 year old. They are the soundtrack to life and I know I'm not alone. Revolver is my favourite album of all time and this year, on August 5th, which just so happens to be a Friday, it turns 50. I can't help but celebrate! As an homage to what is undoubtedly one of the most influential albums of our time, I'm going to perform the album live in Liverpool, with a little help from my friends. Won't you join us?" On the night, de Bastion and her fellow artists will be interpreting the songs and performing them in a way that is authentic to them. The second half of the evening will consist of original music - songs inspired by The Beatles - by some of Liverpool's finest singer-songwriters. Doors 7.30pm, music 8.00pm Tickets £7 in advance (+70p booking fee) and £10 on the door

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Siôn Russell Jones

on Fri, 5 Aug 2016 at Cardiff The Moon Club 7:30pm

Friday 5th August Doors: 7:30pm The Moon Club Womanby St, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF10 1BR £5 All profit will be donated to Alzheimers Society

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Mia And The Moon

on Fri, 5 Aug 2016 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

The new Comfy & Acoustic nights start! 3 fantastic acts, 1 bookshop with wine. Artist details soon. Doors at 7pm. Stage times: Ashland 8.00-8.35 Emi McDade 8.50-9.30 Mia and the Moon 9.45-10.35 Tickets £5 adv/£7 otd Bookshop bar open with hot and cold drinks, beer and wine plus cake. Www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk

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Skabretta Plus Special Guests

on Sat, 6 Aug 2016 at London New Cross Inn 7:00am

After a sell out first show, we welcome SKAbretta back to the New Cross Inn for another night of fantastic reggae and Ska with special guest support band and DJ.

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Skabretta Plus Special Guests

on Sat, 6 Aug 2016 at London New Cross Inn 7:00am

After a sell out first show, we welcome SKAbretta back to the New Cross Inn for another night of fantastic reggae and Ska with special guest support band and DJ.

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Daria Kulesh

on Sat, 6 Aug 2016 at North Shields Linskill Centre 7:30pm

Russian-born but now settled in Kings Langley, Daria Kulesh conjures a beguiling romanticism. Dynamic delivery and passion come to the fore in her debut solo album, Eternal Child', described as "phenomenal" by FATEA Magazine and named 'Album of the Month' and Runner Up in 'Best Album of 2015 from a Female Artist' by FolkWords, among numerous other accolades. From performing in a resident band at an Irish pub near the Kremlin to singing at a charity gala at the former Moscow Governor's palace; from busking in Nova Scotia, Canada to playing at Cambridge Folk Festival and the Southbank Centre, Daria's musical and personal journey is turbulent and varied - and her songs reflect that. In 2015 Daria completed her first solo UK tour, Hemel to Hebrides, and also performed a string of shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. She has appeared live in session on BBC Shropshire, BBC Kent, BBC Lincolnshire, BBC Gloucestershire, BBC Russian, BBC Three Counties, Blues and Roots Radio, Pure FM, Dapper FM, Radio Teesdale, Radio Dacorum and many more, played headline shows and prestigious support slots at numerous folk clubs and acoustic venues and headlined Birch Hill Charity Festival. Daria returns to the North East after her very popular début performance in North Shields last year and in advance of the launch of her new solo album, "Long Lost Home", in February 2017. Don't miss this opportunity to hear one of the country's most promising singer-songwriters. . "Great vocalist" (Mike Harding) "Sweet singing" (Martin Chilton, The Telegraph) "Haunting eastern European and Russian influence, full of folklore and magic... crimson rose of a voice" (Tamsin Rosewell, Radio Warwickshire)

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Anna And Elizabeth

on Sat, 6 Aug 2016 at Hepworth Village Hall 7:30pm

Highly acclaimed duo Anna and Elizabeth (USA) attracted high praise on their 2015 UK tour for their excellent musicianship, matchless harmony singing and the unique charm of their live performance. Their self-titled album was also named runner-up in the FRoots Magazine Critics' Poll of the year. As well as the purity of their two voices and glorious playing on fiddle, guitar and clawhammer banjo, Anna & Elizabeth's concerts include storytelling and anecdotes about the traditional music practitioners they have learned from and about the two women are also keen archivists and song collectors. Their live show also features what they call crankies beautifully made scrolling illustrations made of papercuts and embroidered cloth. These interludes, often musically accompanied, make the experience of seeing them perform live even more magical. These gals are not to be missed this is traditional music at its finest!

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Trio Manouche

on Sat, 6 Aug 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. -------- Trio Manouche are a world-class gypsy swing ensemble performing the works of Django Reinhardt and their own up-beat quirky original compositions in the style of Hot Club de France, bringing a unique and contemporary take on the genre and the repertoire. The trio have played in Jazz clubs and festivals throughout the UK, Europe and South America and have worked and performed with some of the top exponents of Gypsy Jazz in the world, including Angelo Debarre, Tchavolo Shmitt and Stochelo Rosenberg. Their latest album "The Nu Gypsy" features internationally renowned artists Natty Bo (Ska Cubano) and Quentin Collins.

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The Applejacks

on Sat, 6 Aug 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 Applejacks are a four piece Hammond Organ Combo. Inspired by the iconic Blue Note recordings of masters such as Jimmy Smith, Stanley Turrentine, Dexter Gordon and many more. They bring back the feel good sounds of the 60's underground New York Jazz scene. Expect toe tappin', foot stompin' swing at a high level form these four twenty-somethings. The group have played countless venues, clubs and parties throughout the UK and beyond since their coming together nine years ago.

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Charlie Parr

on Tue, 9 Aug 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

An easily confused and very shy individual, Charlie Parr has been traveling around singing his songs ever since leaving Austin Minnesota in the 1980's in search of Spider John Koerner, whom he found about 100 miles north at the Viking Bar one Sunday night. The experience changed his life, made him more or less unemployable, and brings us to now: 13 recordings, 250 shows a year or more, 200,000 miles on a well broke in Kia, and a nasty fear of heights. Resonator fueled folk songs from Duluth Minnesota.

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Tradarrr And Friends.

on Wed, 10 Aug 2016 at Banbury Trade & Labour Club 7:00pm

TRADarrr return to Banbury for the pre Fairport's Cropredy Convention Concert on Wednesday 10th August. This time playing the larger Banbury Trades & Labour Club. Special guests and a jolly good evening await you! All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Reg Meuross - Vinyl Release

on Wed, 10 Aug 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- VINYL RELEASE latest album 'December' Another chance for London to hear the heart achingly beautiful songs from latest album 'DECEMBER' as well as unfolding stories and characters from his 10 previous albums and some new songs hot off the Meuross press, to coincide with the August vinyl release. 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. sounds like a forgotten, American 60s classic with echoes of Dylan, Tom Paxton & Leonard Cohen Robin Denselow, The Guardian The gentle enchantment and genius of Reg Meuross David Kidman, Fatea Magazine Meuross, quite simply, is one of the best 
Malcolm Carter, Pennyblack Music www.regmeuross.com

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Serious Sam Barrett

on Thu, 11 Aug 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Sam mixes Delta blues and Country with English folk influences in a beguilingly direct and heartfelt fashion. He plays mostly 12-string guitar in a twangy, rootsy style while his vocal delivery recalls childhood heroes like Leadbelly and Guthrie. Happily, he has recovered from the broken wrist which scuppered his 2015 booking here.

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Serious Sam Barrett

on Thu, 11 Aug 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Sam mixes Delta blues and Country with English folk influences in a beguilingly direct and heartfelt fashion. He plays mostly 12-string guitar in a twangy, rootsy style while his vocal delivery recalls childhood heroes like Leadbelly and Guthrie. Happily, he has recovered from the broken wrist which scuppered his 2015 booking here.

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Matt Edwards Band

on Thu, 11 Aug 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Matt Edwards is a songwriter/vocalist/guitarist that stands out in the UK Blues scene. A self-taught multi-instrumentalist he is inspired by a huge wealth of musical genres. From blues to rock, jazz and funk to folk his style of writing showcases subtle flavours from all styles and gels them into a strong Alternative Blues Rock offering. His debut album 'Follow The Plan' featured Matt writing and playing all the instruments on the album and has a gritty raw blues feel. After the release of his debut album Matt put together a live band 'Matt Edwards Band' which grew in reputation and experience over the next 2 years. In 2015 Matt hit the studio to record his second album, featuring Andy Norris on Drums, Roger Inniss on bass guitar and produced by Stuart Dixon. This resulted in 'Four Berry Jam' - think alternative Blues Rock, with heavy groove . It's a mix of riff based big blues rock, tight funk and mellow blues. We are pleased to have Matt back, this is a busy year for him with many festivals and headline slots, come and hear why he is so popular. Check him out here: http://www.mattedwardsmusic.com

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Matt Edwards Band

on Thu, 11 Aug 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Matt Edwards is a songwriter/vocalist/guitarist that stands out in the UK Blues scene. A self-taught multi-instrumentalist he is inspired by a huge wealth of musical genres. From blues to rock, jazz and funk to folk his style of writing showcases subtle flavours from all styles and gels them into a strong Alternative Blues Rock offering. His debut album 'Follow The Plan' featured Matt writing and playing all the instruments on the album and has a gritty raw blues feel. After the release of his debut album Matt put together a live band 'Matt Edwards Band' which grew in reputation and experience over the next 2 years. In 2015 Matt hit the studio to record his second album, featuring Andy Norris on Drums, Roger Inniss on bass guitar and produced by Stuart Dixon. This resulted in 'Four Berry Jam' - think alternative Blues Rock, with heavy groove . It's a mix of riff based big blues rock, tight funk and mellow blues. We are pleased to have Matt back, this is a busy year for him with many festivals and headline slots, come and hear why he is so popular. Check him out here: http://www.mattedwardsmusic.com

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Willy Porter

on Thu, 11 Aug 2016 at East Grinstead Upstairs at the Dorset Arms 7:30pm

Looking forward to seeing Willy Porter back at The Dorset Arms. Had a fab night at his last show here in 2015. The highly talented Anna Howie is support at this gig.

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The Vagaband

on Fri, 12 Aug 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 Vagaband's soulful, rustic approach to their music makes their extraordinary blend of Americana, toe-tapping folk-jazz and soulful rock a unique proposition in an age where music is often presented in a way that is too studied, too knowing and somewhat safe. Their musicianship means that consummate band-leader José McGill can rely on the band for sturdy backing as well as stellar improvisation for the fantastic home-grown repertoire and the inspired cover versions too. The Vagaband are designed to be lapped up in huge gulps by an audience that likes to have all their musical needs satisfied and their dancing shoes cajoled into action as well. They are nigh-on impossible to dislike. Heroes in their home town, walk with them as they take on the world. "The Vagaband - proof that the devil doesn't always have the best tunes...stunning." - Q Magazine

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The Alan Tyler Show

on Fri, 12 Aug 2016 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:30pm

Time to get back to the country! Camden's classy country rocker makes a long-overdue return to the Kalamazoo with his new acoustic trio and the night of North London Meets Nashville promises to be a cracker. Alan made his name in the 1990s as the frontman of the legendary Rockingbirds, finest of all the British country bands. Guitarist, singer and prolific songwriter ("One of the best of his genre and era," said The Independent), he now comes with two superb sidemen : Jim Morrison (not unfamiliar to the Kalamazoo crowd!) on fiddle and mandolin and Patrick Ralla on banjo, guitar and vocal harmonies. Expect many of Tyler's original songs recorded on his solo albums and with the Rockingbirds and the Lost Sons of Littlefield as well as interpretations of gems by his favourite artists including Waylon Jennings, Buddy Holly, Merle Haggard, Gram Parsons and Townes Van Zandt. The show also includes some of Alan's "river songs" which, he says, "explore London"s hidden waterways and 'fields beneath' that breathe life into the capital city" - warmly reviewed by Uncut as a "persuasive, illuminating departure."

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Ryley Walker

on Fri, 12 Aug 2016 at Guildford St Mary's Church 7:30am

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Charlie Parr

on Sat, 13 Aug 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Anna & Elizabeth

on Sat, 13 Aug 2016 at Presteigne Assembly Rooms 7:30pm

Anna & Elizabeth come from Virginia, play mountain music, and gather songs and stories from archives and from the elders.

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Anne Mccue

on Sat, 13 Aug 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 Australian Singer-Songwriter was discovered by Lucinda Williams at The Basement, Nashville one night. She then went on tour with Williams, playing venues such as The Fillmore in San Francisco and The Wiltern in L.A. and bringing the house down each night. She has become the consummate entertainer - witty banter, brilliant songwriting and high calibre guitar playing have made her a festival darling. She and John Fullbright were People's Choice to return to Moab Folk Fest this year. Stylistically, don't try to hold her down in this respect she has a 'Ry Cooder approach' to music and also plays a mean slide guitar. Influences include Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian, Jimmy Hendrix, João Gilberto and Dave Gilmour just to name a few. "I've been a fan of guitarist/singer/songwriter Annie McCue for many years so I'm very honored and happy about singing with her on a damn fine song You can't go wrong with such talent." Dave Alvin Initially, her stunning voice hooked me in. Then I got inside the songs. The first chance I got, I went to see her perform . . . I was floored!" Lucinda Williams "I had done some gigs with Annie McCue out in California and thought that besides her phenomenal playing and great songs she had a unique presence. She has an angelic quality to her but also a Charlie Chaplin-esque vibe. Fearless and tender and alluring." David Olney

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Pete Brown And The New Grass Cutters

on Sat, 13 Aug 2016 at Lyme Regis Marine Theatre 7:30pm

Pete Brown, son of 'Rock'n'Roll' veteran Joe, has formed a new and wonderfully talented Bluegrass band. Featuring the same superb musicians who tour with Joe Brown at his sell-out gigs including Nashville recording artist and banjo/mandolin virtuoso Richard Collins, Mike Nichols on bass, legendary drummer and singer Phil Capaldi plus top producer Pete Brown on guitar, lap steel and mandolin. Collectively they've worked with the biggest names in the business including George Harrison, Deep Purple, Dave Gilmour, Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Dave Edmunds, Don Gibson, Flying Burrito Brothers, and Glen Campbell, to name but a few.

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Willy Porter

on Sun, 14 Aug 2016 at Stoke on Trent Fulford Village Hall 7:30pm

Anyone who has seen Willy Porter before will know what a fabulous entertainer the man is and will no doubt be keen to join us again for another fabulous night's music. For those who have yet to see him live, you are in for a real treat. Flying in from Milwaukee USA for a tour of Ireland, Willy has agreed to add just four UK shows in 2016 and we are delighted that we are able to bring him back to Stoke on Trent once more. Willy's style does not conform to any genre, with his songs blurring the boundaries between blues, soul and roots music. His voice is warm and soulful and his songs lyrically strong. Besides being the most amazing acoustic guitarist you are ever likely to see, Willy is just a wonderful human being and his story telling between songs is as entertaining as the music itself. On his last visit to The Potteries, Willy sold out his show at Tittensor with over six weeks to go and even with the bigger capacity of Fulford Village Hall, we don't expect tickets to hang around for long, so please book early. A500 Music aim to present some of the finest acoustic style music in a friendly and intimate environment. We seat our audience in a cabaret style with tables and chairs and because we always expect to be near capacity, we allocate seating to our guests according to when they purchased their tickets. By inviting you to bring your own drink, we are making the evening an inexpensive as well as enjoyable experience. Drinking glasses will be available on the night and we also provide free hot drinks

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Phoenix Festival 2016

on Sun, 14 Aug 2016 at Richmond Crawdaddy Club 1:30pm

Our annual charity event this year in in aid of local Richmond medical charity, The Victoria Foundation. BBQ on the back terrace, raffle. Families welcome. Full line up here: 1.30 - 2.00 Young Band from The Basement Door 2.15 - 3.15 Geoff Garbow Band 3.30 - 4.30 The Mustangs 4.45 - 5.45 Big Steam 6.00 - 7.00 All Night Workers 7.15 - 8.15 The Blue Bishops 8.30 - 9.30 The Sharpees 9.45 - 10.45 Robert Hokum's Spirit of '62 Timings subject to change.

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Phoenix Festival 2016

on Sun, 14 Aug 2016 at Richmond Crawdaddy Club 1:30pm

Our annual charity event this year in in aid of local Richmond medical charity, The Victoria Foundation. BBQ on the back terrace, raffle. Families welcome. Full line up here: 1.30 - 2.00 Young Band from The Basement Door 2.15 - 3.15 Geoff Garbow Band 3.30 - 4.30 The Mustangs 4.45 - 5.45 Big Steam 6.00 - 7.00 All Night Workers 7.15 - 8.15 The Blue Bishops 8.30 - 9.30 The Sharpees 9.45 - 10.45 Robert Hokum's Spirit of '62 Timings subject to change.

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Daryl Kellie & Jon Hart Live At The Face Bar

on Sun, 14 Aug 2016 at Reading Face Bar 7:00pm

'Set Adrift' is a unique 5-day gigging/writing/boat tour on the River Thames between Reading and London. Featuring virtuosos Daryl Kellie and Jon Hart! Set 1 - Jon Hart Set 2 - Daryl Kellie Set 3 - Duet

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Moore Moss Rutter

on Mon, 15 Aug 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 --------------- Tom Moore, Archie Churchill-Moss and Jack Rutter hail from three distinct regions of the UK - they combine musical material, style and tradition from Norfolk, Somerset and Yorkshire respectively. Since 2009, Moore Moss Rutter have been playing as a trio, meticulously reworking English tunes and compositions into sets and songs which have been described as "intelligently crafted musical adventures". Often praised for musical maturity and sophistication, it is their aim to carefully create soundscapes of mellow and precisely engineered beauty - as well as wild builds of tension and tempestuous climaxes. The trio have performed widely, at venues and events ranging from Glastonbury, to folk clubs and living rooms. Moore Moss Rutter are winners of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2011. Tom Moore has been playing violin since the age of 4, and learnt using the Suzuki Method, an alternative educational philosophy which primarily focuses on teaching the instrument by ear. He studied Music at Goldsmiths, University of London. In addition to Moore Moss Rutter, Tom also performs with violinist/viola d'amore player John Dipper and duet concertina player Nick Hart in Oss; and has done deputy and session playing for a range of prominent artists including Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Alex Heffes for BBC films, Robert Mitchell, Bellowhead, Antonio Forcione. He is also part of new folk-rock band, False Lights, which debuts in summer 2014. Tom plays a violin made by Rod Ward. Archie Churchill-Moss is one of England's top melodeon players. Having been tutored by Andy Cutting, Rob Harbron, Saul Rose and many others, he is well positioned to carry the baton of virtuosic diatonic accordion tradition. Archie also performs with Breton/Folk/Rock outfit, Dragonsfly, while also studying Biology at Bristol University. Archie plays a Castagnari Mory melodeon. Jack Rutter is a respected guitarist and multi-instrumentalist working within the English tradition. Self taught, he is known for his for his highly rhythmic tune backing, flatpicking and fingerstyle playing. In addition to his contribution to Moore Moss Rutter, Jack plays in the Seth Lakeman Band, and he is in high demand as a session guitarist for numerous other artists and outfits in the British folk scene and further afield. Jack has just graduated with a degree in Countryside Management from Newcastle University. He plays a custom guitar built by Alister Atkin.

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Anna And Elizabeth

on Mon, 15 Aug 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Elizabeth Laprelle is one of the most sought-after ballad singers of her generation and Anna Gevalt-Roberts a mesmerizing, talented multi-instrumentalist (fiddle, banjo and guitar) and singer, both sharing a desire to inspire people with the beautiful soul of Appalachian roots music. Together they bring a captivating mix of ballads, foot-stomping dance tunes, stories and visual art. There's something truly inspiring about this collaboration between 25 year olds from southwest Virginia... and a very special treat for lovers of pure traditional singing and playing, aficionados of the great ballad, and anyone that gets excited witnessing culture carried forward with mastery, love and a profound and real understanding of what makes old material great. (Sing Out Magazine). Opening the show will be BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award semi-finalist Alice Dillon, a wonderful folk singer and guitarist born and bred in Kings Heath.

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Guy Davis - Bluesman

on Mon, 15 Aug 2016 at Castle Cary Caryford Hall 6:45pm

US acoustic bluesman Guy Davis will play at Caryford Community Hall in Castle Cary. Guy is an exceptional blues guitarist and banjo player, who has released a number of acclaimed albums. Having acted on Broadway and in films his in-between storytelling adds to the occasion. The performance will start at 7.30pm.

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Guy Davis - Bluesman

on Mon, 15 Aug 2016 at Castle Cary Caryford Hall 6:45pm

US acoustic bluesman Guy Davis will play at Caryford Community Hall in Castle Cary. Guy is an exceptional blues guitarist and banjo player, who has released a number of acclaimed albums. Having acted on Broadway and in films his in-between storytelling adds to the occasion. The performance will start at 7.30pm.

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Effra

on Tue, 16 Aug 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. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Effra are Alex Bishop (guitar), Tom Newell (fiddle, mandolin) and Aidan Shepherd (accordion). Heralding from Bath, Shrewsbury and Canterbury respectively, they met in London in 2011. Although coming from predominantly rock, classical and jazz backgrounds, a strong connection was quickly formed, and they began meeting regularly to write and develop music that shared a common ground. Early performances were well received, and the band soon grew an identity of its own, fuelled by innovative ideas brought to the table by all three members. In 2012 after only a year since their first meeting, the band won the Bath Folk Festival ʻNew Shoots Competitionʼ on the strength of their compositions and high- energy performance. In 2013 they embarked on a highly successful tour of the UK promoting their self-titled EP. In 2014 they released their debut album, 'Lose An Hour'.

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Gryphon

on Wed, 17 Aug 2016 at Southampton The Talking Heads 7:30pm

Gryphon is the oldest and the newest thing a legendary English band that's as exhilarating, energetic, unpredictable and addictive now as it was when the boys last toured, in the 1970s. At that time, no-one could pigeonhole Gryphon. When the first album came out, the band appeared on BBC Radios 1, 2, 3 and 4, all in the same week. They appeared with Yes at Madison Square Garden and Houston Astrodome, played festivals, folk clubs, colleges and cathedrals. They wrote the music for Sir Peter Hall's National Theatre production of The Tempest at the Old Vic and subsequently became the first band ever to play in this prestigious venue and found a unique place in the hearts of folkies, prog rock fans, Early Music aficionados and others with an ear for something fresh and different. After following their diverse musical paths for four decades they are now reunited, pooling all that new experience to push their vitruoso musicianship and original composing flair to new limits. Over the years, members of Gryphon have worked with Musica Reservata and The Bootleg Beatles, Paul McCartney and Alan Bleasdale, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Kate Bush, John Williams and the other John Williams, Elvis Costello and Home Service, Hans Zimmer, Max Boyce and Desmond Dekker, David Byrne, the Albion Band, the Royal Choral Society, Long John Baldry and the New Scorpion Band. New recruit and old friend Graham Preskett has played with everyone from Van Morrison to Cher, arranged the strings for Gerry Rafferty's Baker Street, and contributed his mandolin to Captain Corelli, tango violin to Moulin Rouge and harmonica to Thelma and Louise. Individually or in combination, the members of Gryphon have been involved in medieval mummers plays and the Cambridge Footlights, led the pit orchestra for West End theatre hits like Anything Goes and performed at events ranging from Glastonbury, Cambridge and Cropredy to major cultural festivals in Europe. They have written concertos for guitar, viola and recorder and scored countless films and television series. Guitarist Graeme Taylor is currently Music Director for the smash-hit West End production of War Horse, and was also MD for The National theatre's revival of The Mysteries. The songwriter for both those shows was John Tams, with whom Graeme worked in Home Service, BBC 2's Best Live Act 2012. Brian Gulland the wild-eyed, wild-haired, crumhorn-wielding warrior-wizard whose iconic presence seemed to define the band moved to France for a stint with Malicorne before returning to his UK roots as a member of the much loved New Scorpion Band. Gryphon's music? It's just as it always was odd, different, good-humouredly dazzling and acoustic, with crumhorns and bassoons alongside guitars, keyboards and imaginative percussion, played by singer Dave Oberle. Every gig involves roughly 40 instruments, so the textures can be pretty varied and unfamiliar. Gryphon, as ever, is the antidote to genres. Whatever you expect, you'll get something different, surprising, and exciting. Whatever you get, it'll make you wonder why these guys have left it so late to crank up the engines and get out on the road again. But, believe me, it'll always be worth The wait.

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Luke Jackson

on Wed, 17 Aug 2016 at Strathpeffer The Pavilion 7:00pm

Luke is a young Roots Singer/Songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who in 2013 was nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and The Young Folk Category.  With a bold, distinctive voice and a sweet, percussive guitar style, Luke is a confident and captivating live performer. He was also winner of Fatea's Male Artist of the Year 2014. Over the past few years he has steadily been developing a reputation for himself in the Folk & Roots circuits either through his solo shows, many festival appearances or when opening for such luminaries as Show of  Hands, Steve Knightley, Martyn Joseph, Karine Polwart, Oysterband, Paul Brady, Glen Tilbrook, Sarah Jarosz and Lucy Ward. He has also completed several tours of Scotland, including playing 2 sold out nights at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Doors open at 7pm, performance starts at 8pm.

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Daryl Kellie & Jon Hart Live At The Troubadour

on Thu, 18 Aug 2016 at London The Troubadour 7:00pm

'Set Adrift' is a unique 5-day gigging/writing/boat tour on the River Thames between Reading and London. Featuring virtuosos Daryl Kellie and Jon Hart! Set 1 - Jon Hart Set 2 - Daryl Kellie Set 3 - Duet

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Barricades Rise

on Fri, 19 Aug 2016 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Comfy & Acoustic with fab 2 acts, with extended sets. Artist details soon Stage times: Said The Maiden 8.00-9.00 Barricades Rise 9.20-10.30

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Med City With Djanan Turan + Toytown Hustle

on Fri, 19 Aug 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Raga, Turkish Beats, Cabaret, Disco, Electro Folk and Hip Hop at Jamboree... Djanan Turan is a singer songwriter and producer of Turkish origin, based in London. She has a 5 piece band formed of Paul Tkachenko (bass) Dan Lipman (sax/clarinet/flute), Fatih Ebrem (guitar), Tansay Omar (drums) and Djanan herself (vocals/keys), drawing on various influences from raga to Turkish beats, cabaret to disco. Toytown are Kai 'Cat Face' Carter (guitar/vox), Monni (drums), Robyn Hemmings (double bass), Rufus (trombone) and Tim 'The Beard' (clarinet), playing a dreamy, surreal and wonderful brand of jazz-inflected pop, electro folk and hip hop.

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The Hot Seats

on Sat, 20 Aug 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

The Hot Seats are a Richmond-based string-band quintet. That is Richmond Virginia!! Their original material is simultaneously hard to classify and instantly identifiable, combining the virtuosic soloing and tightness of bluegrass, the band-driven rhythm of old time, the jerky bounce of ragtime, and the swagger of good old rock and roll. Vocals, banjos, guitar, washboard, double bass, mandolin, fiddle and drums combine. Reviewers have attempted to pin them down as a bubbling fountain of virtuosic insanity and bonkers but brilliant. Maverick magazine said: Great musicianship aside, it's near impossible to explain what makes them so fantabulous as the show is so stuffed full of multi-faceted delicacies. See - http://www.thehotseats.net/ Doors open 7.30 for an 8pm start

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The Hot Seats

on Sat, 20 Aug 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

The Hot Seats are a Richmond-based string-band quintet. That is Richmond Virginia!! Their original material is simultaneously hard to classify and instantly identifiable, combining the virtuosic soloing and tightness of bluegrass, the band-driven rhythm of old time, the jerky bounce of ragtime, and the swagger of good old rock and roll. Vocals, banjos, guitar, washboard, double bass, mandolin, fiddle and drums combine. Reviewers have attempted to pin them down as a bubbling fountain of virtuosic insanity and bonkers but brilliant. Maverick magazine said: Great musicianship aside, it's near impossible to explain what makes them so fantabulous as the show is so stuffed full of multi-faceted delicacies. See - http://www.thehotseats.net/ Doors open 7.30 for an 8pm start

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The Producers 25th Anniversary Tour (acoustic Show)

on Sat, 20 Aug 2016 at Dunster Tithe Barn 7:00pm

Licensed Bar. This will be an acoustic show due to sound restraints in the venue.

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Guy Davis

on Sat, 20 Aug 2016 at Alstonefield Village Hall 7:00pm

Blues Legend! Along with Eric Bibb and Corey Harris, Guy Davis is one of the black American musicians who followed Taj Mahal in looking to the early acoustic blues for inspiration. He's a singer-songwriter and impressive multi-instrumentalist, at his best mixing strong stories with vintage blues. When Guy Davis plays the blues, he doesn't want you to notice how much art is involved. It takes work making a song that's simple, and playful, and easy to do, he says. And I don't want people to see that. I want to uplift and create something that causes delight. And I want some little eight-year-old kid in the front row to have big eyes and say, 'Hey, I want to do that!'.

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Anna & Elizabeth

on Sat, 20 Aug 2016 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes 7:30pm

Anna Roberts-Gevalt & Elizabeth Laprelle perform a captivating variety show of fiddle and banjo music, ballads and close harmonies, storytelling, flatfoot dancing and intricate puppets they create shadow puppets & scrolling illustrations called crankies.

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Jez Lowe @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 20 Aug 2016 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:30pm

Sat 20th August Jez Lowe @ Wychwood Folk Club + Support by Phil Murray-Warson Tiddy Hall, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AG Tickets £10.00 in advance £12.00 on the door Start 8pm.Doors 7.30pm Parking & Bar Available Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@gmail.com Jez Lowe- Sony Academy Award Winning Songwriter from County Durham Jez has built an enviable reputation as a songwriter and performer in the world of acoustic music, and as a recognised musical ambassador for his native North East England, with almost twenty albums and countless live performances around the world over the last thirty years. Among those who have recorded their own versions of Lowe's songs, are Fairport Convention, The Unthanks, The Dubliners, The Tannahill Weavers, Cherish The Ladies, Gordon Bok, Tom McConville, The McCalmans, The Black Brothers, Liam Clancy, Bob Fox and literally hundreds of others. Songs like BACK IN DURHAM GAOL, THE BERGEN, GREEK LIGHTNING and THESE COAL TOWN DAYS have generated scores of cover versions around the globe, and are now classics of their kind. He has performed at some of the most prestigious venues in the world, both solo and with the Bad Pennies, including the main stages at Edmonton Festival (Canada), Tonder Festival (Denmark), The Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian (US), Port Fairy and Byron Bay Festivals (Australia) and at concerts and festivals in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Ireland, Holland, Germany and Spain 'Philip Murray Warson is a 25 year-old musician from Oxfordshire. He recorded some songs at Soup Studio in East London towards the end of 2014, which have featured on BBC Introducing, drawing from English folk song and Americana. He has also worked extensively in theatre as a performer and musical director, including for the National Theatre, the Old Vic and in the West End.' www.wychwoodfolkclub.com www.wegottickets.com/wychwoodfolkclub http://www.jezlowe.com/

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An Evening With Damh The Bard

on Sat, 20 Aug 2016 at Plymouth The Junction 7:30pm

A charity fund raising event. Once Damh's expenses are met, all remaining money will be given to Sleapy Cat Rescue. Children under 5 do not need a ticket, but parents are respectfully reminded that this is a pub environment.

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Caude Bourbon

on Sat, 20 Aug 2016 at Abington Village Hall 7:30pm

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Helter Skelter With Don Kipper

on Sat, 20 Aug 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

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... lets dance!

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The Lady A Tribute To Sandy Denny

on Sun, 21 Aug 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Sandy Denny was one of the UK's foremost Singer/Songwriters and said to be the founder of the British folk rock movement. Her brief career spanning just thirteen years - she left a legacy of beautiful, haunting original compositions and traditional material. The Julie July Band will perform songs from her solo career, Fairport, Fotheringay and The Strawbs including Who Knows Where The Time Goes, Fotheringay, Listen Listen, Late November, Autopsy, The Lady, I'm a Dreamer and many more.

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The Mischa Macpherson Trio

on Sun, 21 Aug 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

'Gaelic Singer of the Year' 2014 Scots Trad Music Awards, 'BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Winner' 2014 "She combines cultural authenticity with an adventurous musical streak that allows her material to come alive." Bruce MacGregor, BBC Radio Scotland "She is one of the most exciting and fully rounded talents to emerge from the Scottish scene in many a year." Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Despite her tender age of 22, Lewis-born singer Mischa Macpherson has already scooped several major UK folk awards a fitting testament to her music's pure-distilled expressiveness and radiant vitality. Named Gaelic Singer of the Year at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music awards and BBC Radio 2's Young Folk Award Winner, her following is fast growing. Having grown up immersed in the distinctive culture of the Outer Hebrides, she unearthed her love for music and Gaelic at a very early age, and it is these influences that the young singer now presents with clarity and tenderness to audiences around the world. Mischa has performed in Australia, Canada, Germany, Holland, Scandinavia and Romania, as well as to leading UK folk festivals in front of crowds as large as 20,000 people (Fairport's Cropredy Convention). Her music was brought to the forefront of the UK's wider musical audience after a live session on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3 in 2014 and she has since collaborated in a handful of world music commissions with the likes of Galician piper Carloz Nunez and Pakistani siblings Suraj and Chad Khan.

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Blazin' Fiddles

on Sun, 21 Aug 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

This event will start at 8pm. Blazin' Fiddles are undoubtedly one of the world's most prolific fiddle groups. Over the last 17 years, they have captured the excitement, passion and sensitivity of Scottish music all at once. With a Blazers performance comes the rare opportunity to hear the regional expressions, from Scotland's Highlands and islands, and the individual style from each fiddler in a blend of ensemble and solo sets. The Blazers, who were Scots Trad Music Awards' Folk Band of the Year 2013/14, never fail to raise the temperature in the Universal Hall and we are delighted to have them back.

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Blazin' Fiddles

on Sun, 21 Aug 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

This event will start at 8pm. Blazin' Fiddles are undoubtedly one of the world's most prolific fiddle groups. Over the last 17 years, they have captured the excitement, passion and sensitivity of Scottish music all at once. With a Blazers performance comes the rare opportunity to hear the regional expressions, from Scotland's Highlands and islands, and the individual style from each fiddler in a blend of ensemble and solo sets. The Blazers, who were Scots Trad Music Awards' Folk Band of the Year 2013/14, never fail to raise the temperature in the Universal Hall and we are delighted to have them back.

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Blazin' Fiddles

on Sun, 21 Aug 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

This event will start at 8pm. Blazin' Fiddles are undoubtedly one of the world's most prolific fiddle groups. Over the last 17 years, they have captured the excitement, passion and sensitivity of Scottish music all at once. With a Blazers performance comes the rare opportunity to hear the regional expressions, from Scotland's Highlands and islands, and the individual style from each fiddler in a blend of ensemble and solo sets. The Blazers, who were Scots Trad Music Awards' Folk Band of the Year 2013/14, never fail to raise the temperature in the Universal Hall and we are delighted to have them back.

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Kevin Morby

on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 at Manchester The Deaf Institute 7:30pm

Singing Saw is a record written simply and realised orchestrally. In it, Kevin Morby faces the reality that true beauty deep and earned demands a whole-world balance that includes our darker sides. It is a record of duality, one that marks another stage of growth for this young, gifted songwriter with a kind face and a complicated mind. In the autumn of 2014, Kevin Morby moved to the small Los Angeles neighbourhood of Mount Washington. The move would shape Singing Saw, Morby's first album for new label Dead Oceans. Previous tenants at Morby's new home happened to leave an upright piano behind, with a few mysterious pieces of sheet music and an introductory book of common chords stacked on top. Thankful to finally be in one place for an extended spell, Morby, a beginner at the piano, immediately sat at the new instrument and began composing the songs that would form Singing Saw. Alongside, he began taking long walks through the winding hills and side streets of the neighbourhood each night, glimpsing views of both the skyline's sweeping lights and the dark, dried out underbrush of the LA flora. The duality of the city itself began to shape a set of lyrical ideas that he would refine with the sparse accompaniment of piano and acoustic guitar. What is a singing saw? It is an instrument that creates ethereal sounds, but it is also a tool: basic and practical while also being fearsome, even destructive. Morby watches the singing saw in its eponymous song; that instrument of eerie soft beauty cuts down the flowers in its path and chases after him, while his surroundings mock and dwarf him, Alice in Wonderland style. And in a singing saw, we can understand music as something more powerful than its inviting, delicate sound. No wonder Morby talks about a 'songbook' in his head as something he needs to take up the hills so he can 'get rid of it'. Heavy themes are nothing new for Morby, whose previous records (2013's Harlem River and 2014's Still Life, both released on the Woodsist label) dealt with their own eerie visions and damning prophecies. The arrangements of Singing Saw trace back to Morby's experience playing in The Complete Last Waltz, a live recreation of The Band's legendary last performance. There, Morby developed a fast friendship with producer/bandleader Sam Cohen (Apollo Sunshine, Yellow Birds), which led Morby to forgo recording in Los Angeles and take the nascent songs of Singing Saw to Isokon Studios in Woodstock, New York. There, in a converted A-frame house, they set about creating a record that would bring a sonic balance, intricacy and depth to match these songs and all that inspired them. Sam Cohen added a multitude of instrumentation to the record (guitar, bass, drums and keyboard), and were joined by fellow Complete Last Waltz alum Marco Benevento on piano and keyboard, fleshing out Morby's original compositions and upholding the vision for a cohesive piano sound that serves as a touchstone for the entire album. Backup vocalists Hannah Cohen, Lauren Balthrop and Alecia Chakor contribute soaring harmonies; Nick Kinsey (Elvis Perkins) adds drums and percussion; Justin Sullivan, a longtime Morby collaborator and staple of his live band, contributes drums; Oliver Hill and Eliza Bag lift numerous songs with string accompaniments, and Alec Spiegelman on saxophone and flute and Cole Kamen-Green on trumpet bring dramatic swells. Finally, John Andrews (Quilt) adds the eerie lilt of the album's promise, providing saw on the Cut Me Down and Singing Saw. 'Front porch strums are upscaled with elegant strings and gritty, sophisticated arrangements. It's done with such finesse that the rich layers of texture and emotion recall the country gospel lushness of Gene Clark's No Other' MOJO 'Evoking The Band's warped Americana, Morby's serene folk-rock moves back and forth through time Black Flowers typifies his songwriting prowess, its cryptic lyrics twinned with a gorgeous melody that is both pristine and familiar' The Observer AGE RESTRICTION: 14+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult

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The Dustbowl Revival

on Tue, 23 Aug 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Bluegrass. Swing. Hot jazz. Pre-war blues. Southern soul. New Orleans funk. The Dustbowl Revival is what you could call an American roots orchestra with eight full-time members and they play it all, mashing the sounds of traditional American music into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party that coaxes new fire out of familiar coal. This isn't a throwback band. It's a celebration of the sounds that have kept America moving for more than a century, performed with all the flair of a medicine show and rooted in the sweat and swagger of a juke joint song swap.

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Gwyn Ashton + Troy Redfern Band

on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:15pm

GWYN ASHTON UK-based Australian guitarist Gwyn Ashton re-defines the term 'solo artist' by delivering a high-energy blues-rock show, wrenching dirty slide guitar licks out of a pre-war National steel and various guitars through an array of vintage fuzz boxes, organ pedals and amplifiers. He does all this while he blows harp and sings into a distorted bullet harp mic, thumb-picks thick heavy-duty Zeppelin- like bass riffs through octave dividers and loops percussive sounds on the guitar with pick scrapes and a drumstick to emulate snare drum passages, whilst stomping on a kick drum. More info: http://www.gwynashton.com

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Gwyn Ashton + Troy Redfern Band

on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:15pm

GWYN ASHTON UK-based Australian guitarist Gwyn Ashton re-defines the term 'solo artist' by delivering a high-energy blues-rock show, wrenching dirty slide guitar licks out of a pre-war National steel and various guitars through an array of vintage fuzz boxes, organ pedals and amplifiers. He does all this while he blows harp and sings into a distorted bullet harp mic, thumb-picks thick heavy-duty Zeppelin- like bass riffs through octave dividers and loops percussive sounds on the guitar with pick scrapes and a drumstick to emulate snare drum passages, whilst stomping on a kick drum. More info: http://www.gwynashton.com

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Richard Shindell

on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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Daniel Norgren

on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 at Ramsgate Music Hall 7:30pm

Daniel Norgren will release his latest album, The Green Stone, 16 October 2016. April 2015 saw the release of Norgren's fifth full length, Alabursy, which was praised by both press and audiences as one of the most powerful albums of the year, and was recorded onto cassette tapes in Norgren's home, nestled in the woods of Sweden. The Green Stone, alternately, is half home tracks (featuring some rare, 1950s-1970s era house organs from Norgren's personal collection), while the rest of the tracks were recorded more traditionally, in a studio. The Green Stone is a very personal record, with pictures of spaces Norgen calls home, and people that he misses and loves. The album will be celebrated over a swath of European tour dates throughout the remainder of 2015, and will also stretch into the new year. Come watch him here at the Music Hall in Ramsgate

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The Rheingans Sisters

on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Fiddle (and occasional banjo) playing and singing sisters Anna and Rowan the latter previously heard in York with Lady Maisery and Nancy Kerr's band were finalists for Best New Act and Best Original Song in this year's Radio 2 Folk Awards and their current album, with its engagingly diverse mix of European and North American styles, has been universally praised. Gorgeous music says Songlines.

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The Rheingans Sisters

on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Fiddle (and occasional banjo) playing and singing sisters Anna and Rowan the latter previously heard in York with Lady Maisery and Nancy Kerr's band were finalists for Best New Act and Best Original Song in this year's Radio 2 Folk Awards and their current album, with its engagingly diverse mix of European and North American styles, has been universally praised. Gorgeous music says Songlines.

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Hannah White

on Thu, 25 Aug 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- London-based singer-songwriting phenomenon, Hannah White, is coming to Green Note! Hannah's album is a deeply personal account of herself as a woman and as a single mother. As an artist, Hannah has battled her way to gaining a loyal following of fans around the UK whilst maintaining a wholly independent approach to her career. Her music is influenced by country, blues, pop and soul but remains distinctly her own. With a voice that can switch from a sweet Nashville croon to a bluesy holler, her songs draw from a rich well of life experiences and have been heard on the airwaves of BBC Radio 2, BBC London, BBC Kent, BBC Merseyside & Manchester and BBC Introducing as well as being playlisted on regional radio shows all over the UK. Hannah has wowed audiences at shows with Thea Gilmore, Lawrence Fox and Ben Haenow, headlined at a sold-out Union Chapel in London, performed for Whispering Bob Harris, performed at major festivals and picked up press plaudits from Acoustic Magazine, Fatea Magazine, Blues Matters and many more.

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Richard Shindell

on Fri, 26 Aug 2016 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

An expatriate New Yorker now living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Richard Shindell is one of the great craftsmen of song, whose eight studio albums and 2 live recordings have been revered by critics and fans alike. Innovative, original and occasionally spiritual, Shindell's songs weave tales that champion the downtrodden, exalt the disaffected or wax empathetic to those lost to society's fringes. Born in New Jersey, Richard grew up in Port Washington, Long Island. His travels, both literal and spiritual and have taken him to a Zen Buddhist monastery, busking in Paris, back to New York and to Buenos Aires, where he now lives with his family. He has toured and collaborated with artists such as Joan Baez, Dar Williams, Lucy Kaplansky and Show Of Hands. His 2007 album, South Of Delia, his interpretations of songs by, among others, Woodie Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson and Bruce Springsteen, was universally acclaimed and featured contributions by Richard Thompson, Larry Campbell, Victor Krauss and Eliza Gilkyson. 'Occasionally an artist has a night that makes even skeptics think, 'OK, maybe he is the best.' Richard Shindell achieved this on Thursday at the Bottom Line (Greenwich Village, New York)' The New York Times 'Shindell is a master builder of songs.[he] has an uncanny sense of the theatre of a song, building his ballads sparely and subtly, set to sweeping graceful melodies.' The Boston Globe

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Ricardo Curbelo Rhythms From Latin America

on Fri, 26 Aug 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Ricardo Curbelo (harp, cuatro, maracas and vocals) will take us on a colourful musical journey through different Latin American countries. See http://www.ricardocurbelo.com - Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Ricardo Curbelo Rhythms From Latin America

on Fri, 26 Aug 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Ricardo Curbelo (harp, cuatro, maracas and vocals) will take us on a colourful musical journey through different Latin American countries. See http://www.ricardocurbelo.com - Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Kris Drever & Ian Carr

on Fri, 26 Aug 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Kris Drever (Lau) and Ian Carr are two of the finest and most influential, in demand acoustic guitarists in the world today. The exceptionally talented duo have collaborated in several other line ups (such as with Kate Rusby and Eddi Reader). Touring as a duo for the first time, these shows offer an opportunity to hear live, material from Ian Carr's recently released and highly acclaimed 2015 album Who He? Records) alongside songs and tunes from Kris Drever's much loved catalogue. Kris Drever's voice and guitar form part of the backbone of today's contemporary roots scene. Widely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist. These shows promise to be spirited and infectious occasions that will live long in the memory. Kris Drever is a serious talent (MOJO) The folk revival has a new standard bearer (Q Magazine) Ian Carr has helped inspire a whole new generation, and now he's made awonderful solo record.(John McCusker)

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Dom Pipkin

on Fri, 26 Aug 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... Playing the piano since childhood, Dom Pipkin studied at the Guildhall School of Music and the Royal Academy of music in London, but found his restless spirit drove him to playing with jazz and blues bands as a more practical education. He travelled the world with Errol Linton's Blues Vibe, discovering the New Orleans piano sound of Dr John and Professor Longhair along the way. He has played and studied in New Orleans many times with Jon Cleary, and opened up on the piano for Dr John in 2006, and for Screamin' Jay Hawkins in 1998. He has recorded as a session player on many albums, including with David Byrne, Ray Davies from the Kinks, Cornershop, and Morcheeba on their million selling 'Big Calm' album. He has played solo piano for film director legend Stanley Kubrik, and ran a successful New Orleans music night at the world famous Ronnie Scott's jazz club in London for two years with many great guest musicians visiting. He is widely accepted one of the best interpreters of New Orleans piano in the UK, writes about and promotes New Orleans music, and leads the band 'Dom & The Iko's', current favourites on the international festival and blues circuit, holds down a couple of London piano residencies, and was until recently Musical Director for British international pop sensation Paloma Faith, with countless TV, radio, and live appearances throughout the globe.

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Cotton Top Boppin' Presents The Hamiltons + The Relatives

on Fri, 26 Aug 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Country, Americana and Folk The Hamiltons are a rollicking, stomping act with an irresistible country sway, with sublime golden era of jazz horns taking their sound to another level. The Relatives are Hosts of Resonance 104.4 FMs ´The Relatively Good Radio Show', where they ´Turn everyday London life into Folk Legend´. They also happen to be an ace folk band themselves.

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Anna Shannon: Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 27 Aug 2016 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards 7:30pm

We have so few concerts each year that any returning guest must be something special, and Anna certainly is! Since releasing her latest CD 'A Celebration of Old England' on the WildGoose label, with the professional publicity and distribution available with it, Anna has come to the notice of many more people, and the reviews have been, without exception, full of praise and enthusiasm. Born into a musical family, Anna was, by the age of ten, already accomplished on classical flute, and at twelve was playing oboe, clarinet and trumpet. Guitar, fiddle, sax and bowed psaltery followed, but it wasn't until in her early twenties that she discovered the folk scene. Anna is a singer-songwriter, but that doesn't tell you the half of it. Her songs are full of the countryside, the coast, people and stories, making her audience feel as much a part of it all as the places and people that she makes come alive through them. Added to that are the numerous instruments she plays with such skill, giving her an ability to choose the right instrument for each particular song. Her songs are written with passion and perception, capturing an audience's thoughts and imagination. Come and find out for yourself you'll be captivated as well.

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" Ben Thompson The Definitive Elvis Experience"

on Sat, 27 Aug 2016 at Swanage Mowlem Theatre 7:30pm

Still growing 38 years after his untimely passing, the legend of Elvis Presley continues to grow. Everyone has their own special Memories of Elvis, whether it's the Aloha from Hawaii via satellite, the NBC '68 Comeback Special, or the unforgettable experience of having seen a live concert by the King of Rock 'n' Roll. The Definitive Elvis Experience is the most authentic live stage show produced to honour Elvis Presley's legacy. For those who missed the opportunity to see Elvis Live on stage you will have such a Night The show encapsulates all Elvis' eras, from the '56 explosion that sky rocketed his dynamic career, through to his gospel roots, Hollywood years and '68 comeback all the way through to the later iconic concert years. Ben Thompson is one of few tributes that can recreate every era of Elvis, with the exhilarating pinpoint movement of the '50s as well as the overwhelming charisma of the '60s and '68 NBC special, through to the phenomenal stage presence of the '70s, with his superb vocal range emulating the greatest entertainer of all time. This show will leave you All Shook Up! RECREATING THE FULL CAREER OF ELVIS PRESLEY Patrons who require greater access (i.e. wheelchair users etc..) please contact the theatre box office on 01929 422239 10:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.

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Bush Gothic

on Sat, 27 Aug 2016 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Reclaiming lost Australian cultural territory Bush Gothic perform tales of Australia's dark history re-told. Songs of criminal women and convict men, treachery and transportation have been dragged out of the songbooks, ripped apart, then lovingly put back together as a reminder that our history never leaves us. 'Singing and bowing at the same time and wryly reclaiming lost Australian cultural territory...Jenny M. Thomas, to my mind, means diversity in a very good way. She is like no other violin player on the planet' fRoots 'Imagining life without her music and its suprises is too bleak to even think about. Jenny M. Thomas is that transformative an artist. She is Earth and Ether. Big Words but true.' fRoots

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Front Country (usa) At Sheffield Greystones

on Sun, 28 Aug 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

California based band Front Country return to the UK this summer after a triumphant debut tour here in 2015. An immensely entertaining and creative band blending bluegrass with a broad palette of influences including blues, rock and pop, Front Country has quickly become renowned as a storming live act on the USA roots music and festival scene, with top class instrumental playing (on fiddle, mandolin, guitar, double bass and occasional banjo) and superb vocals. They also do a nice line in creative arrangements of some classic covers and standards, as well as being fine songwriters in their own right. This is going to be a scorching concert at the Greystones to round off the summer and the bank holiday weekend.

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Auld Hat New Heids

on Sun, 28 Aug 2016 at Strathpeffer The Pavilion 7:00pm

Four of Scotland's most experienced musicians have teamed up to present a show of Scottish songs seldom now heard, but once the basis of the folk revival in the 1960's and 70's. At that time Scottish folk music was at its peak. In practically every town of any size there was a folk club packed with people enthusiastically joining in with the laughter and sing-a-long music of the time. These days may have passed but the songs are still there. Join Ian, Peter, Gregor and Fraser for a 'feel good' evening of music and laughter. Doors open at 7pm, event starts at 7:30pm.

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Rod Picott

on Sun, 28 Aug 2016 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:00pm

ROD PICOTT MORE INFO TO COME.

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The Elephant Sessions

on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Winners of Scots Trad Awards 'Up and coming act of the year 2014', The Elephant Sessions create a progressive blend of intricate tunes, engulfing guitars, monsterous bass and pounding drums.The group blends their traditional roots of searing fiddle melodies with guitar driven influences such as funk, ska and blues. Already renowned for their breathtaking live shows, the band climbs to new heights with the release of their debut album: The Elusive Highland Beauty. Quite possibly the best instrumental debut since 'Venus in Tweeds' by Shooglenifty Bruce MacGregor, BBC Radio Scotland Travelling Folk

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Mànran

on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Please note: this event will start at 7.30pm. Mànran are one of the best-known and best-loved Scottish bands on the scene today. The 2011 launch of their debut single, Latha Math heralded a meteoric rise to the top of the Scottish music world that quickly saw them playing many of the most prestigious festivals in Europe. From then, a multi-award-winning debut album followed as the band set about establishing their characteristic sound and distinctive approach to musical arrangement. They play fiery tunes with fiddle, accordion, flute, uilleann and Highland bagpipes bind powerfully to a rhythm section awash with elements of funk, jazz and rock to create some of the most innovative and uplifting instrumental music around. The long-awaited third album is also well under way and is due to finally be unveiled this Summer.

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Mànran

on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Please note: this event will start at 7.30pm. Mànran are one of the best-known and best-loved Scottish bands on the scene today. The 2011 launch of their debut single, Latha Math heralded a meteoric rise to the top of the Scottish music world that quickly saw them playing many of the most prestigious festivals in Europe. From then, a multi-award-winning debut album followed as the band set about establishing their characteristic sound and distinctive approach to musical arrangement. They play fiery tunes with fiddle, accordion, flute, uilleann and Highland bagpipes bind powerfully to a rhythm section awash with elements of funk, jazz and rock to create some of the most innovative and uplifting instrumental music around. The long-awaited third album is also well under way and is due to finally be unveiled this Summer.

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Mànran

on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Please note: this event will start at 7.30pm. Mànran are one of the best-known and best-loved Scottish bands on the scene today. The 2011 launch of their debut single, Latha Math heralded a meteoric rise to the top of the Scottish music world that quickly saw them playing many of the most prestigious festivals in Europe. From then, a multi-award-winning debut album followed as the band set about establishing their characteristic sound and distinctive approach to musical arrangement. They play fiery tunes with fiddle, accordion, flute, uilleann and Highland bagpipes bind powerfully to a rhythm section awash with elements of funk, jazz and rock to create some of the most innovative and uplifting instrumental music around. The long-awaited third album is also well under way and is due to finally be unveiled this Summer.

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Bunkfest 2016

on Thu, 1 Sep 2016 at Wallingford Bunk Fest 12pm

18 and over Gates: 7pm Friday 8am other days Please note that the camp site at the Wallingford Sports Park is split into three. The sites are either next to the Pavilion or within a few hundred yards, but the most important aspect is that NO VEHICLES are allowed on Site A. You will need to select the site when making your booking: Camp Site A : Family camping for tents only with good security & facilities. NO VEHICLES ALLOWED Camp Site B : Camping for tents, caravans and motor-homes with security Camp Site C : Camping with tents, caravans and motor-homes with very little facilities or lighting All Weekend camping includes Thursday night, although the festival itself does not commence until Friday afternoon.

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Luke Jackson

on Thu, 1 Sep 2016 at North Shields Percy Park Rugby Club 7:30pm

Luke Jackson is a young root singer-songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who in 2013 was nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the Horizon Award and The Young Folk Category. With a bold, distinctive voice and a sweet, percussive guitar style, Luke is a confident and captivating live performer. He was also winner of FATEA's Male Artist of the Year 2014 He has toured Europe taking in Belgium, Holland, Germany and France and at the end of 2014 played a prestigious support slot on Marillion's European Tour playing major concert halls. In addition to numerous solo shows over the last few years, he has also teamed up with Amy Wadge in 2015 and again this year for a series of joint headlining shows Over the past few years he has been steadily developing a reputation for himself in the Folk & Roots circuits either through his solo shows, many festival appearances or when opening for such luminaries as Show of Hands, Steve Knightley, Martyn Joseph, Karine Polwart, Oysterband, Paul Brady, Glen Tilbrook, Sarah Jarosz and Lucy Ward He has released two full length solo albums, 'More Than Boys' and in May 2015 teamed up with Connor Downs and Andy Sharps to record a 7 track EP 'This Family Tree' described by Maverick magazine as Two words, bloody brilliant in their 5 star review. Luke Jackson has an incredibly mature and expressive voice that can holler the blues or give sensitive treatment to his own more personal tales (R2 magazine) A great singer, a great songwriter and a really commanding presence. (Mike Harding) Reminds me of Jeff Buckley, which can only be a good thing. (Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 2)

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Karl Blau

on Thu, 1 Sep 2016 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:30pm

On Introducing Karl Blau the enigmatic vocalist charts a new vision of country music. A Northwest indie hero, Blau channels darkness and hope in a cinematic collection of Nashville country hits from the 1960s and 1970s. Produced by Tucker Martine, the record features performances by Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Laura Veirs, Jon Hyde, Eli Moore (Lake), Steve Moore (Earth, SunnO)))), among others. It all started with cutting a 7" single, a cover of the 1969 Tom T. Hall hit That's How I Got to Memphis. Blau, whom Martine had come to know from sessions with Laura Veirs among others, asked if he could try singing it. 'I knew what a special artist Karl was, but I had no idea what a powerful interpreter of songs he was,' Martine says. The collaboration, pairing Blau's deeply sonorous voice with Martine's warm, modern arrangements, recast the Nashville hit in a new light. 'He was able to communicate the essence of the song in such a moving way that we started dreaming of making a whole record based around our excitement for that collaboration.' The result was the single and, now, Introducing Karl Blau. Martine and Blau worked for years on shaping the narrative of the record. 'I feel like I am starring in this country-western movie, written and produced by Tucker, and it tells a story,' says Blau. A sense of emergence from the shadows of loss, loneliness, infidelity, and melancholy runs through Introducing Karl Blau. 'We've threaded a story through the record,' says Blau. 'My character is moving through this dark place, but there is always this light of hope.' The record, all covers, is a crate-digger's feast of forgotten hits and deeper cuts; most of them from the Nashville country-soul renaissance in the late 1960s and early 1970s - Tom T. Hall, Bobby Bond, Allen Reynolds. Other songs are from the Bee Gees (To Love Somebody), Link Wray (Fallin' Rain) or Townes Van Zandt (If I Needed You). The project was a labor of love for Martine, the son of a Nashville songwriter who grew up listening to many of these songs. Karl Blau is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and DIY icon who helped turn his hometown of Anacortes, Washington, into an indie-music mecca. He has released more than 40 records in 20-odd years, many self-released in handmade packaging and mailed to subscribers, and others on iconic indie Northwest labels K and knw-yr-own. Blau has also toured and recorded for years with Laura Veirs, the Microphones, Little Wings, D+ and Earth. Special guest is Canada's Nick Ferrio. The Ontario-based musician, who plays with The Burning Hell, has recently released has album Amongst the Coyotes and Birdsongs on Headless Owl Records/BB*ISLAND.

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Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

on Thu, 1 Sep 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This outstanding duo won the BBC Young Folk Award 2013, took the Horizon Award the next year and were shortlisted for Best Duo in 2015. Greg is one of the most assured and mature male vocalists of his generation, and with their great guitar, bouzouki and fiddle playing plus Ciaran's madcap stage banter, they make a great live act.

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Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

on Thu, 1 Sep 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This outstanding duo won the BBC Young Folk Award 2013, took the Horizon Award the next year and were shortlisted for Best Duo in 2015. Greg is one of the most assured and mature male vocalists of his generation, and with their great guitar, bouzouki and fiddle playing plus Ciaran's madcap stage banter, they make a great live act.

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Front Country

on Thu, 1 Sep 2016 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

Welcome return to this US bluegrass band who made such a massive impact when they played Tuppenny Barn last year.

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Front Country

on Thu, 1 Sep 2016 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

Welcome return to this US bluegrass band who made such a massive impact when they played Tuppenny Barn last year.

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Allen Valleyts Folk Festival 2016 Ceilidh

on Thu, 1 Sep 2016 at Hexham Allendale Primary School 5:00pm

A family ceilidh for all to enjoy

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Allen Valleyts Folk Festival 2016 Ceilidh

on Thu, 1 Sep 2016 at Hexham Allendale Primary School 5:00pm

A family ceilidh for all to enjoy

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Paul And Liz Davenport

on Thu, 1 Sep 2016 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 7:30pm

8pm Paul and Liz 10pm Singing session

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Don Kipper

on Fri, 2 Sep 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. -------- Don Kipper are an award-winning innovative ensemble playing and transforming a wide range of traditional musical forms, from Turkish Fasıl and Greek Rebetiko to Gypsy Jazz and Klezmer. While we attempt to root ourselves deeply in these traditions we always seek to explore radical interpretations and taut arrangements full of complex harmonies, polyrhythms and imaginative improvisation.

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Ten Strings And A Goatskin

on Fri, 2 Sep 2016 at Presteigne Assembly Rooms 7:30pm

The band play Irish, Acadian, French and fiery original creations.

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Kadia

on Fri, 2 Sep 2016 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Comfy & Acoustic with 3 great acts. Artist details coming soon Stage times: Charlie Leavy 8.00-8.35 Richie Jones 8.50-9.30 Kadia 9.45-10.35 Doors at 7pm Tickets £5 adv/£7 otd Bookshop bar open with hot and cold drinks, beer and wine plus cake. Www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk

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Kieran Goss

on Fri, 2 Sep 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Kieran Goss was born and raised in County Down, Northern Ireland. He was just nine years old when he got his first guitar. Growing up in a big family with diverse musical tastes meant that early on he was hearing the music of Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Frank Sinatra and The Rolling Stones. These varied influences fermented into the brew that gives Kieran his own unique sound. Kieran supported himself while a law student in Belfast by playing club gigs and the University Students Union, earning himself support slots for Elvis Costello, Christy Moore and Joe Jackson along the way. After qualifying as a lawyer in the mid-eighties, Kieran left home for France and Germany in order to avoid being drafted into the legal profession! He came back home to Ireland in 1989 to record his first album, Brand New Star. It contained the songs Brand New Star and Just Around The Corner, which came to the attention of Mary Black. She recorded both songs for her album, Babes In The Wood. In 1994 Kieran followed up Brand New Star with the album New Day, which contained his chart-topping version of The Four Tops' Reach Out (I'll Be There). In 1998 he released the album Worse Than Pride, which contained the Top 10 single Out Of My Head. It was the second most played song on Irish radio that year. Worse Than Pride achieved double platinum status nine months after it was released. Red-Letter Day followed this in 2000, and contained the classic Reasons To Leave. In the winter of 2002, Kieran released the compilation, Out Of My Head... The Best Of Kieran Goss, which was intended to act as a resumé of his work up to that point and to give him a breather while he holed up to write. His sixth studio album, Blue Sky Sunrise, was recorded in Tennessee and produced by Rodney Crowell and Peter Coleman. It was released in September 2005, and the first single from it; Clear Day, was an instant hit which was picked up by the Progressive Building Society for use in their television advertising campaign. Kieran Goss Trio Live, Kieran's first ever live album, was released in June 2008 to great critical acclaim. His latest studio album, I'll Be Seeing You, was released in February 2009.

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The Men They Couldn't Hang

on Fri, 2 Sep 2016 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Folk-punk cult legends The Men They Couldn't Hang came together in 1984 to perform at the first Alternative Music Festival in Camden Town alongside the legendary Pogues and the Boot Hill Foot-Tappers. Their early line up was Stefan Cush (vocals, guitar), Philip Odgers (vocals, guitar, tin whistle, and melodica), Paul Simmonds (guitar, bouzouki, and keyboards), Jon Odgers (drums, percussion) and Shanne Bradley (bass). Paul Simmonds, Philip 'Swill' Odgers and his brother Jon, veterans of the Southampton based pop-punk band 'Catch 22', met Pogues roadie Stefan Cush whilst busking in Shepherds Bush in London and everything moved on from there. In 1987 Shanne Bradley left the band and was replaced by Ricky McGuire, famous for touring with punk legends the UK Subs at the tender age of 17. Championed by the late John Peel, their first single, a cover of Eric Bogle's 'Green Fields of France', became a big hit on the UK Indie charts and a staple of Peel's Festive 50. The choice of a potent anti-war anthem as a first calling card perhaps had its roots in the Falkland's conflict, but signalled the arrival of a band that were prepared to put politics to the fore. The Men They Couldn't Hang had also realised the value of folksong's use of strong narratives and championing the cause of the common man (and woman), but they mixed a healthy dose of punk-attitude into an electro-acoustic update of the folk format. Between 1984 and 1990 the band recorded and released five superb albums, culminating in 'The Domino Club', an album with a perfect combination of folk tradition, melodic rock and punk attitude, all with an intensity unmatched by any of their contempories. Throughout this period, with relentless gigging, the band achieved recognition across the UK and throughout Europe for their political comment and raucous live shows but in early 1991, after a blistering farewell tour, the band called it a day. Fortunately, the split didn't last long as the band were invited to appear at the 10th anniversary celebrations for the Mean Fiddler in London and by 1996, much to the delight of their fans, TMTCH reunited permanently. They returned with a new power and excitement to their music and they have continued their prolific output, releasing a further six albums plus two 'best of' compilations in the ensuing years. The band continue to tour across the UK and Europe including a string of festival appearances alongside The Levellers, Billy Bragg, Oysterband and Stiff Little Fingers, to name but a few. Their latest studio album, 'The Defiant', released in 2014 to coincide with their 30th anniversary, finds them in the rudest of health and in typical style the band and the songs live up to the title. the Men They Couldn't Hang continues to prove that they are without peers in the world of folk-punk, not only are the band members excellent musicians, they are storytellers who understand the importance of aesthetic unity and flow throughout an album. This is brilliant stuff and 30 years into their journey is as uncompromising as ever. Sure there's room for some romance, some reminiscence, a little of the toil of the road and even a bit of historical re-enactment, but 'The Defiant' still packs bile and bite, with equal measures of wisdom and the devil may care to chew on. Resistance is not futile after all! The Men They Couldn't Hang are here to prove it, and boy do we need them!!

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Bw #02: Jared Hart // Billy Liar // Arms & Hearts // Oli Ng | The Retro Bar, Manchester

on Fri, 2 Sep 2016 at Manchester Retro Bar 7:30pm

Jared Hart - Following the release of his solo album Past Lives & Pass Lines, and a sucessful support slot with Brain Fallon (The Gaslight Athem & The Horrible Crowes) The Scandal's frontman is back for his first headline show in Manchester. The show will be Jared's only Northern apperance on this short run before he flies back to America as a touring member of Brian Fallon and the Crowes. https://jaredhart.bandcamp.com/releases Billy Liar - Scotish folk-punk that is sure to tug at your heart strings. Performing songs about life on the road, politics and everything in between, Billy Liar fits on the tour seemlessly. https://officialbillyliar.bandcamp.com/ Arms & Hearts - Steve Millar has been playing under the name Arms & Hearts for several years now and is steadily building a strong following. Following a successful European tour with Andrew Cream earlier in the year, Steve is back and is sure to be wearing his influences on his sleeve, with his take on folk-punk. https://armsandhearts.bandcamp.com/ Oli Ng - Following the release of his Into The Dark EP, Oli has had a relentless year of touring his numerous projects. Oli's blend of Americana and Folk is sure to serve as a wonderful opener for the night ahead. http://www.olingmusic.co.uk/#!music/c14o2

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Reve Boheme & Tapiserie Nights Presents King Cassady + Near East Collective

on Fri, 2 Sep 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Gypsy Jazz, Flamenco, World Music, Greek Traditional, Urban Folk and Rebetika... King Cassady blend a high energy cocktail of gypsy jazz and flamenco for you folks to dance to. Keep an eye on here for shows and curios. Near East Collective explores and performs rebetika and the traditional music of Asia Minor, Istanbul, the Balkans and the Aegean Sea. The band are: Dunja Botic - vocals Michalis Iskas - violin Kostas Glynos - kanonaki George Maglaras - lute, oud Philippos Demetriou - Percussion Sass Hoory - Percussion

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Johnny Coppin & Mike Silver @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 3 Sep 2016 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:30pm

Sat 3rd September Johnny Coppin & Mike Silver @ Wychwood Folk Club + Support by Kim Lowings & The Greenwood Tiddy Hall, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AG Tickets £12.00 in advance £14.00 on the door Start 8pm.Doors 7.30pm Parking & Bar Available Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@gmail.com You haven't heard a duo until you've heard this one! Johnny Coppin & Mike Silver first met in Penzance in the early seventies. Since then their paths have seldom crossed but a chance phone call in late 2004 generated the idea of them playing music together. The two voices are a natural mix and the way they share the songs shows this to be a duo in the truest sense. The combination of Johnny's piano and Mike's guitar gets right to the heart of the listener. This is music from the soul, delivered with powerful conviction by a duo in the truest sense of that word. The delight they take in playing the music is plain to see and their live shows encapsulate a blend of skill and powerful emotion. The commitment from both artists to put the songs first, is manifest and their willingness to work for each other on stage is inspirational. Their first duo album released a couple of years ago, Breaking the Silence, Faymus Recordings FRCD 0101, is collection of 15 songs with an unlisted surprise track‟. With this recording the duo displays their ability to write together, perform cover versions by other writers as well as enhance the arrangements of each other's compositions. It's the real deal, the complete package. Kim Lowings & The Greenwood 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. www.wychwoodfolkclub.com www.wegottickets.com/wychwoodfolkclub http://www.johnnycoppin.co.uk/ http://www.mikesilver.co.uk/ http://www.kimlowings.com/

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The Carnival Band:

on Sat, 3 Sep 2016 at Masham Town Hall 7:30pm

Glorious chaos in an irreverently joyous mix - the Carnival Band have delighted audiences as far away as Japan with their unique blend of musicianship and humour. Andy Watts, Giles Lewin, Jub Davis, Steno Vitale and Steve Banks bring a new twist to their riotous programme with shawms, lutes, tabors, bagpipes, djembe, alongside clarinet, fiddles, banjo - and yes - even an electric guitar! Recordings and tours with Maddy Prior have won them an enthusiastic following as they turn musical convention on its head from Renaissance to Rock 'n Roll.

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The Carnival Band:

on Sat, 3 Sep 2016 at Masham Town Hall 7:30pm

Glorious chaos in an irreverently joyous mix - the Carnival Band have delighted audiences as far away as Japan with their unique blend of musicianship and humour. Andy Watts, Giles Lewin, Jub Davis, Steno Vitale and Steve Banks bring a new twist to their riotous programme with shawms, lutes, tabors, bagpipes, djembe, alongside clarinet, fiddles, banjo - and yes - even an electric guitar! Recordings and tours with Maddy Prior have won them an enthusiastic following as they turn musical convention on its head from Renaissance to Rock 'n Roll.

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Roy Bailey & Friends

on Sat, 3 Sep 2016 at Sheffield Cathedral 7:00am

Fundraising evening for HARC Homeless and Rootless at Christmas

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London Folk Festival 2016

on Sat, 3 Sep 2016 at London Cecil Sharp House 11:00am

The London Folk Festival is an all day event celebrating the very best that the British Folk Scene has to offer. Building on the success of the last two years, the event promises again to be a day to remember, featuring award-winning local and national acts well established on the folk and acoustic scene, as well as workshops, singarounds and more. Our Festival is held at Cecil Sharp House, the London home of English Folk Music, just a few minutes walk away from Camden Town. Cecil Sharp House is family-friendly and accessible, and has an onsite cafe and real ale bar. For this year's event we have a fantastic lineup featuring the best of the national and local folk scene, including several award winning artists. Artists confirmed for this year include ◾Faustus ◾The Foxglove Trio ◾Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar ◾Steph West ◾Jacquelyn Hynes ◾Ange Hardy and Lukas Drinkwater ◾Long Lankin ◾Stick in the Wheel ◾Laura Smyth and Ted Kemp ◾Hannah James Plus workshops, singarounds, and more

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The Spikedrivers

on Sat, 3 Sep 2016 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK 7:30pm

Ben Tyzack, Constance Redgrave & Maurice McElroy return to Brooks Blues Bar with their original, innovative and exciting band - always in demand by audiences.

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

on Sun, 4 Sep 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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Tom Lewis

on Sun, 4 Sep 2016 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Retired submariner, with songs of the sea - both old & new plus salty, and tall tales!

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The Hillbilly Troupe

on Mon, 5 Sep 2016 at Etton The Processed Pea 8:00pm

Come and help us celebrate our 47th birthday with the fabulous Hillbilly Troupe at the Light Dragoon Inn, Etton, East Yorkshire. Doors open from 6.30 for 8pm. First come first served. Book in on arrival. No food available. Website www.theprocessedpea.co.uk

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Hannah Sanders And Ben Savage

on Mon, 5 Sep 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 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 to 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.

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Danny & The Champions Of The World

on Tue, 6 Sep 2016 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

There's something to be said for hitting the ground running, with a good tailwind behind you. Danny Wilson agrees. And his new album is the proof. Wilson and his band, Danny & The Champions, spent much of 2014 on the road, playing shows all over the world, the kind of legendary, life-affirming rock and soul revues (with country fringing) that have seduced them a global following, and which they finally committed to wax on last year's glorious concert double-album, Live Champs! When their touring schedule drew to a close at the end of the year, you might have thought Wilson and his Champs would hunker down on the sofa for a few weeks, get some much needed R'n'R. But that's not how Champions roll. 'We'd been playing festivals all summer, did 17 shows in Scandinavia in September, and another 25 shows in October,' Wilson remembers. 'We had all of two days off, and then we went into the studio (Chris Clarke's Reservoir Studios). I had a hacking cough, everyone was ill, but I told everyone, we'll be in the studio two weeks and then it'll be Christmas and we can all collapse.' The momentum they'd accrued on the road carried them through, though, and the music they cut during those two weeks What Kind Of Love, the album you're holding in your hands now is some of Wilson's very best. There's a glint in his eye as he talks about the vibe within the Champs camp right now. 'We're a bit more of a gang than we used to be,' he grins. 'It's not hard for a band to feel like a gang, because generally you're up against it, but you keep on at it because you're dogged and in love with it. And it feels amazing, like my old bands Soul Green and Grand Drive did back in the early days.' The songs contained therein started life on the road, at soundcheck or back at the hotel after the show, and saw Danny writing many songs with his bandmate Paul Lush instead of penning tunes on his lonesome, as is his usual MO. 'We wrote songs in Scandinavia, in Nashville, in the Preston Travelodge,' he explains, proud as a new dad. 'Going down the pub or partying after the show you can't really sustain it on tour, and sharing a bottle of wine and writing a song together in the hotel room is really cool. This line-up of the Champs has been together for some time now,' he continues, observing that the group that started out as 'a loose, lawless thing,' a floating collective contrasting to his then-band, Grand Drive, is now a more solid organisation. 'Everyone brings so much to the table,' he adds, 'I wanted them to be a part of it all.' The songs are rich, joyful and moving, opener Clear Water another Wilson classic-in-the-making, with its tale of finding yourself far from the ones you love but still feeling the strength they give (When life gets crazy / I see you, runs the hook). The celebratory horn peals suggest the celtic soulfulness of Dexys Midnight Runners, and the reference is no accident, Wilson admits. 'We started playing Seven Days Is Too Long [the Chuck Wood northern soul burner Dexys covered on their debut LP] at soundcheck on tour, and I'd often lapse into Kevin Rowland impressions,' he grins. 'Kevin's amazing, I've massive respect for him. He's a huge Van Morrison fan, and there's a definite Van Morrison influence to our music.'

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Cahalen Morrison & Eli West

on Tue, 6 Sep 2016 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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De Temps Antan

on Wed, 7 Sep 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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A Night In Nashville... Songs In The Round, Feat. Sarah Darling + Jenn Bostic + Kyshona Armstrong

on Wed, 7 Sep 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 taste of Nashville comes to the UK in September 2016. Nashville in the Round will comprise three Nashville residents and wonderful female voices performing together and individually whilst supporting each other. An evening in the style of the Nashville's famous Bluebird Café as Sarah Darling, Jenn Bostic and Kyshona Armstrong, each recording artists in their own right come together for an evening of songs in the round from the music city. SARAH DARLING: Sarah Darling is sure to take you on whimsical ride through songs about stars, and when cowboy's use to ride away into the West. She calls her sound Dream Country. Over her career Darling has released several albums with 1/2 a million downloads worldwide. Her biggest hit, 'Home to Me' lead to performances on Conan O'Brien, Fox & friends, and opening for artists like Carrie Underwood and Kacey Musgraves. The dream of playing the Grand Ole Opry came pass Feb 2011, when Sarah debuted. Her next Grand Ole Opry appearance will mark her 82nd performance on the historic stage. Darling is getting ready to release new music this spring. From wishing on wandering stars, to never giving up, it really captures the spirit of the ones who love to dream. JENN BOSTIC: Jenn Bostic is a Minnesota native, currently residing in Nashville, TN. Her emotive songwriting and powerful vocals have been touching hearts around the world. Jealous of the Angels, a song written for her late father, was discovered by Smooth Radio's Simon Bates, and immediately jumped into the station's Top 10 Most Played. The song was playlisted on BBC Radio 2, and after a live performance on BBC Breakfast it went #1 in the UK. With her sophomore album naming her the 'First American Independent Artist to have their first three singles playlisted at BBC Radio 2,' in June 2015 she followed this with the release of her third album Faithful. It debuted on popular UK television program Songs of Praise, followed by a CD release concert in London, a one month tour of Germany, and a full band tour in the US. KYSHONA ARMSTRONG: Named one of the Top Five Roots Artists to Watch by CMT Edge, Kyshona has dedicated the past 7 years to bringing music to those that may feel they are forgotten. Singing in nursing homes, senior centers, youth detention centers and youth empowerment programs, Kyshona started writing music with her patients when she worked as a music therapist. She has three independent releases under her belt, 2008's EP Music; 2011's EP Home Again; and 2014's crowdfunded full length album, entitled Go. She currently resides in Nashville where she is writing, touring and donating her time to performing for incarcerated women in New York and Tennessee.

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Hungrytown

on Thu, 8 Sep 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Vermont-based Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson have many admirers across Europe and America and now make their York debut. Rebecca is the lead vocalist and lyricist, credited with compositions that sound as timeless as any traditional songs, while Ken provides multi-instrumental embellishment and gorgeous vocal harmonies.

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Hungrytown

on Thu, 8 Sep 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Vermont-based Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson have many admirers across Europe and America and now make their York debut. Rebecca is the lead vocalist and lyricist, credited with compositions that sound as timeless as any traditional songs, while Ken provides multi-instrumental embellishment and gorgeous vocal harmonies.

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Mawkin

on Thu, 8 Sep 2016 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Dan Michaelson And The Coastguards

on Thu, 8 Sep 2016 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:30pm

Dan Michaelson and The Coastguards have released their new album Memory through The State 51 Conspiracy this May. Written and produced by Dan Michaelson and mixed by Ash Workman (Metronomy, Christine and the Queens), the album was recorded at The Premises, London and will be available on CD, vinyl and as a download. Memory is the follow up to 2014's much-celebrated Distance and the final instalment in an album trilogy that commenced with Blindspot in 2013. Michaelson recently scored the music for BAFTA-winning BBC series Detectorists, starring Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones. As the album title suggests, 'memory' is one of the key themes explored on the record. Michaelson, who admits he has 'almost zero memory', ponders the impact and consequence of our ability, or inability, to remember and how our recollections are often warped and reinterpreted. 'There's very little I could say with any authority about my past,' he says. 'Memory's role in retelling a fact and slowly shaping it into a fiction without my consent, keeps rewriting my history. Songs are a way of freezing a moment recollected before it moves on without me.' From the sparse, minimal Blindspot (2013) to the relatively more replete Distance (2014) and concluding with Memory, the trilogy retains a type of 'epic minimalism' Michaelson was trying to achieve musically. 'I went looking for a way to carry what I'd written. Memory is the end point of this particular story. In my small world, Blindspot is the script, Distance is the play, and Memory is the widescreen movie.' Thematically, there's also a common thread running through the trilogy; from 'lost love' through 'acceptance' and finally 'reflection'. 'I've recorded moments that were once raw, important or significant but now have layers and layers of memory overlapping and are unrealistic. I want to keep trying to pin down a moment before it's lost.' Dan Michaelson and the Coastguards are Dan Michaelson (vocals, guitar, piano), Henry Spenner (drums), Laurie Earle (guitar, piano) and Horse (guitar). Joining them on Memory are Romeo Stodart of The Magic Numbers (bass), Ali Friend (double bass), Gabriel Stebbing (cello), Johnny Flynn (violin and flugelhorn), Jin Theriault (baritone sax), Yusuf Narcin (trombone) and Christo Squire (alto sax). 'A magnificently melodic masterpiece from London's answer to Leonard Cohen' NME

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Blick Bassy

on Thu, 8 Sep 2016 at Porthtowan Mount Pleasant Eco Park 7:30pm

Following the acclaimed release of his album Akö - an idiosyncratic yet infectiously catchy blend of guitar, banjo, cello, trombone and the artist's soulful voice - Cameroonian singer-songwriter Blick Bassy heads to Porthtowan for his first ever performance in Cornwall on Thursday 8th September. Major acclaim in France has been followed by reviews in The Guardian, The Observer, Evening Standard and Songlines Magazine. And, as well as being played by Lauren Laverne, Gideon Coe and Cerys Matthews on 6Music and by Max Reinhardt and Mary Anne Kennedy on BBC Radio 3, Blick's music was chosen by Apple for a worldwide campaign to advertise the iPhone6

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Blick Bassy

on Thu, 8 Sep 2016 at Porthtowan Mount Pleasant Eco Park 7:30pm

Following the acclaimed release of his album Akö - an idiosyncratic yet infectiously catchy blend of guitar, banjo, cello, trombone and the artist's soulful voice - Cameroonian singer-songwriter Blick Bassy heads to Porthtowan for his first ever performance in Cornwall on Thursday 8th September. Major acclaim in France has been followed by reviews in The Guardian, The Observer, Evening Standard and Songlines Magazine. And, as well as being played by Lauren Laverne, Gideon Coe and Cerys Matthews on 6Music and by Max Reinhardt and Mary Anne Kennedy on BBC Radio 3, Blick's music was chosen by Apple for a worldwide campaign to advertise the iPhone6

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Nine Below Zero

on Fri, 9 Sep 2016 at Coatbridge Berits & Brown 7:45pm

An intimate and up close evening with the MOD/Blues legends playing an acoustic show. Nine Below Zero are one of Britain's most respected R&B bands, famous for their no-frills, punchy and direct approach. Frontman Dennis Greaves, with his rasping vocals and stinging guitar work, is joined by fellow-founder Mark Feltham on harmonica for these special acoustic shows. Their gigs are energetic affairs: non-stop, thrill-a-minute parties. Nine Below Zero celebrated their 35th year in Oct/Nov 2014 with a special anniversary tour, featuring the original classic line up of Dennis Greaves, Mark Feltham, Mickey Burkey and Brian Bethell. Food is available before the show but tables need to be booked. Call 01698 733311 to book and for more info. ** Tickets are also available in person from Berits & Brown (with no booking fee). Tickets can not be reserved ** ** Please note we have a no talking policy when the acts are performing. Please respect the artists and your fellow gig goers **

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Pete Coe

on Fri, 9 Sep 2016 at Stony Stratford The Cock Hotel (Marquee Suite) 8:15pm

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Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston - 2016 'the Watchmaker's Wife' Tour

on Fri, 9 Sep 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

The duo are embarking on a tour of the British Isles supporting the much awaited launch of their 3rd album 'The Watchmaker's Wife'. In the space of just a few years, Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston have emerged to become one of the most sought after duos on the English folk & roots scene. The striking combination of the flame headed double bass player & virtuoso mandolin player create music that Folk Roots say is: A musical partnership made in heaven. Scintillating, sensitive and brilliant! Well known for the last 10 years as a central component of Show of Hands, Miranda has an exquisite and spine-tingling voice, whilst Rex, with his exuberant and flamboyant playing style, has built a reputation as one of the finest mandolin players in the UK. Their stunning performance brings precision, delight, wonder and warmth to their live shows. The Watchmaker's Wife The brand new album from Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston The Watchmaker's Wife although not a parable of their personal lives, is most certainly a reflective, powerful and moving collection of tales of love and loss; some traditional and delivered in a way that maintains the dignity of the old songs; some original and with very modern arrangements; some are covers; all with a vibrant, immediate and edgy feel. The pair didn't set out to create an album with love and loss as a theme, but in the thick of it all, when they just sat back and let out what came naturally, that's what they got. Rex for the first time demonstrates his songwriting muscle alongside original material from Boo Hewerdine. Miranda and Rex are as dazzling as ever on their respective instruments double bass and mandolin/bouzouki. The duo have kept things as honest as they dare to reflect their live performances. There are no guests; no four-part harmonies; no grand multi-tracked opuses; no bells and definitely no whistles. The songs shout very loudly for themselves with only a smattering of sharp and contemporary production gloss. This is the beginning of a whole new chapter for the dynamic duo. Rest assured, Miranda and Rex remain the greatest of friends and will be touring throughout the UK this Spring in support of the Watchmaker's Wife release in February. www.sykespreston.com

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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

on Fri, 9 Sep 2016 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman make perfect harmony with stunning singing and amazing guitar playing. They are BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016 Winners of Best Duo. Simply wonderful performances make this a night not to be missed. Supported by Gill & Bob Berry, organisers of Chippenham Folk Festival, Devizes Folk Club, and members of Tinkers Bag.Traditional singing at its best.

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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

on Fri, 9 Sep 2016 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman make perfect harmony with stunning singing and amazing guitar playing. They are BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016 Winners of Best Duo. Simply wonderful performances make this a night not to be missed. Supported by Gill & Bob Berry, organisers of Chippenham Folk Festival, Devizes Folk Club, and members of Tinkers Bag.Traditional singing at its best.

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Cahalen Morrison & Eli West

on Fri, 9 Sep 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Doors 7:30pm, showtime 8pm The supremely talented Cahalen Morrison & Eli West return to the UK this September. In early 2015, Cahalen and Eli featured in the very first True North Music concert promotion and they wowed a sold-out room at the Greystones with their superb and distinctive blend of American roots music. Drawing on old time and bluegrass traditions but with their own particular twist, Cahalen and Eli serve up some of the best duo harmony singing you'll hear anywhere, along with gorgeous picking on mandolin, guitar and clawhammer banjo, classy original songwriting and a sprinkling of classic old time country covers and traditional tunes. They have three outstanding albums to their credit and have toured extensively over the last five years, with fans and collaborators including such luminaries as Tim O'Brien, Bruce Molsky, Kris Drever and Dirk Powell. These guys are a class act!

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Fairport Convention

on Fri, 9 Sep 2016 at Ashill The Barn at Square and Compass 7:30pm

Restaurant from 7pm, booking essential. Camping + camper vans in venue field, booking required c/o 01823 480467. Hot Dogs served at half time in venue. ALL STANDING CONCERT. NO REFUNDS UNLESS CONCERT IS CANCELLED. (PLEASE NOTE EARLY DOORS)

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Martin Carthy

on Fri, 9 Sep 2016 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:30pm

The Kalamazoo tips its hat this autumn to cream of the crop. Welcome to a season of stellar gigs featuring the finest folk musicians of our time and beginning tonight with the guv'nor, the man who set the bar. Is there a more revered performer than this legendary artist who has been at the top of his game for 55 years ? Inspired by Lonnie Donegan's Rock Island Line as a kid, Carthy's career began in the early-60s folk revolution - a "magic, fantastic" time, he says - when another young singer called Bob Dylan dropped in on the London clubs and struck up a friendship Now, at 75, and still relentlessly touring, Carthy comes laden with awards and an honour from the Queen. Forty albums feature his solo work and partnerships with Steeleye Span, the Albion Band, Dave Swarbrick, his wife Norma Waterson and daughter Eliza. Innovative, highly influential, and with acclaim that goes far beyond the folk world, Q magazine described him thus: "Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all."

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An Evening With Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

on Sat, 10 Sep 2016 at Rishton Cricket Club 7:00pm

The most sought after duo on the English Folk and Roots scene, Miranda and Rex create a musical partnership made in heaven. As a central component of Show of Hands, Miranda has a spine-tingling voice, whilst Rex is one of the finest mandolin players in the UK. Their latest release, The Watchmaker's Wife, was met with rave reviews and their popularity as a duo is increasing rapidly.

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Mawkin @ The Cumberland Arms!

on Sat, 10 Sep 2016 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) 7:00pm

Since their formation in 2002 three-times-BBC-Folk-Award nominees Mawkin have grown into one of brit-folks brightest new guns: a blistering 5-piece band fusing folk, blues and rock, they are no strangers to the cutting edge of the contemporary music scene while still reigning all the verve and mystique of ancient folk music traditions from across the globe. Throughout this album launch tour expect to hear rousing songs of rebellion from David Delarre (Eliza Carthy, Tred) underpinned by the frenetic fiddling fingers of James Delarre (Saul Rose & James Delarre, Topette) and virtuosic bellowing of Nick Cooke's melodeon (Kate Rusby, Jim Moray) held together by a solid rhythm section with Danny Crump on Bass and Lee Richardson on Drums. Add a host of wild and emotive traditional melodies and you have Mawkin. **** Invigorating, highly inventive Q Magazine **** "Unapologetically Energetic" Songlines Magazine **** "Gutsy, Impressive, Exquisite" The Guardian Doors 7pm Support 730 - 815pm Mawkin - 830 - 10pm

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Mawkin @ The Cumberland Arms!

on Sat, 10 Sep 2016 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) 7:00pm

Since their formation in 2002 three-times-BBC-Folk-Award nominees Mawkin have grown into one of brit-folks brightest new guns: a blistering 5-piece band fusing folk, blues and rock, they are no strangers to the cutting edge of the contemporary music scene while still reigning all the verve and mystique of ancient folk music traditions from across the globe. Throughout this album launch tour expect to hear rousing songs of rebellion from David Delarre (Eliza Carthy, Tred) underpinned by the frenetic fiddling fingers of James Delarre (Saul Rose & James Delarre, Topette) and virtuosic bellowing of Nick Cooke's melodeon (Kate Rusby, Jim Moray) held together by a solid rhythm section with Danny Crump on Bass and Lee Richardson on Drums. Add a host of wild and emotive traditional melodies and you have Mawkin. **** Invigorating, highly inventive Q Magazine **** "Unapologetically Energetic" Songlines Magazine **** "Gutsy, Impressive, Exquisite" The Guardian Doors 7pm Support 730 - 815pm Mawkin - 830 - 10pm

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Skabretta

on Sat, 10 Sep 2016 at Cheshunt Country Club 8:00am

Skabretta supported buy Longshot Rides Again, a night of full on ska, rocksteady and reggae with two top quality bands in a superb venue.

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Roddy Woomble Performing 'my Secret Is My Silence'

on Sat, 10 Sep 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

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Mad Dog Mcrea

on Sat, 10 Sep 2016 at Taunton Rugby Football Club 7:30pm

Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and 'shake your ass' music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. Mad Dog Mcrea are coming to Taunton for another great night of music and fundraising for local charity Taunton Association for the Homeless!

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Cahalen Morrison & Eli West

on Sun, 11 Sep 2016 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Cahalen Morrison & Eli West are, simply put, two of the most innovative and subtle roots musicians playing today. Their music draws from old folk sources, but it sounds vibrantly alive. Cahalen Morrison writes songs that sound like a Cormac McCarthy novel: simple, beautifully crafted, and seemingly formed from raw natural elements. Eli West brings jagged, angular arrangements based in bluegrass and old-time, but refracted through a 21st century lens. Like Ansel Adams' photography, their music is instantly accessible and built from the simplest materials, but at the same time seems to transcend its base fundamentals. Together, Cahalen and Eli tap the root of the old country and bluegrass duets. As the sparse landscapes of Cahalen's vocals reflect the warm glow of Eli's voice, it's clear that this duo was made to sing together. As the great Tim O'Brien says: 'The duet of Cahalen Morrison and Eli West suggests the infinite possibilities in sound, texture, and mood contained in a pair of voices and a couple stringed instruments. Counterpoint is the thing here. Eli's guitar and bouzouki bravely lean out over the ledge of Cahalen's solid banjo and mandolin superstructure. Eli's voice softens Cahalen's knife edged tone. They seem to look both within and without as a writer, Southwest native Cahalen often stands on the line between sea and shore in his lyrics, while Eli, from the Pacific Northwest sings more of the prairie and the barroom. There's a lot of faith and conviction that underpins these very able musicians. Their disarming reinvention is sly, brand new, and yet somehow ancient. Music like this doesn't come along very often.'

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Will Mcnicol, Chris Woods, Elliott Morris

on Sun, 11 Sep 2016 at Bournemouth Trouville Hotel 7:00am

This is a celebration of modern guitar. Three brilliant performers play a set each showing their amazing technical prowess.

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Will Mcnicol, Chris Woods, Elliott Morris

on Sun, 11 Sep 2016 at Bournemouth Trouville Hotel 7:00am

This is a celebration of modern guitar. Three brilliant performers play a set each showing their amazing technical prowess.

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Roy Bailey

on Sun, 11 Sep 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 ---------------------------------------- For 50+ years, Roy Bailey has been one of the UK Folk & Acoustic scene's most loved and admired performers. From his early days performing skiffle in student union bars, to his love of traditional songs and the stories they tell, onto developing a unique repertoire of songs of dissent and hope, he has performed on stages, TV and radio all over the world. In 2000 he was awarded an MBE for Services to Folk Music an Award he later returned in protest at the Government's Foreign Policy. In the 1970's Roy joined forces with Tony Benn to present their show 'The Writing on the Wall' for which the duo won Best Live Act at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2003. Now with more than 50 years as a performer, Roy is as compelling, entertaining, thought provoking and moving as ever before. Colin Irwin writes of Roy's new CD 'Below the Radar' as being so impeccable it must surely merit consideration as the best thing he's ever done. (fRoots June 2009) as powerful as anything I'd heard by The Clash it was Roy's voice, the strength of it and the compassion in it. Billy Bragg Roy represents the very soul of folk's working class ideals a triumphal homage to the grass roots folk scene as a radical alternative to the mainstream music industry. MOJO He has been described in the GUARDIAN as being the possessor of one of the finest voices in the folk world and has a large, widespread and very loyal following worldwide. Roy has worked with many different people throughout his career and can count many well respected people, from all walks of life, among his enthusiastic supporters: TONY BENN: "...the greatest socialist folksinger of his generation" UTAH PHILLIPS: "I've long wanted to share a stage with him" (Vancouver Folk Music Festival) MARTIN CARTHY: "...he is very exciting to play for because he is so strong" KAREN TWEED: "... there's so much to be learned from Roy Bailey in the music that we do" Introducing Roy at his highly successful Royal Albert Hall concert in 1998 CHRIS SMITH, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, described Roy as "one of folk music's finest performers and one of the world's best carriers of the people's message." Roy has also pursued a distinguished academic career. He has lectured in Universities and Colleges in Britain, Germany, Belgium, the USA, Canada and Australia. He has now retired from academic life and is an Emeritus Professor of Sheffield Hallam University. In 1989 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). www.roybailey.net

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Victor Brox

on Sun, 11 Sep 2016 at Hope Old Hall Hotel - tea rooms 7:30pm

Tickets can be bought on the door for £10 but it's always advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment Info call 07913331078

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Reg Meuross: Unsung Hero Tour

on Sun, 11 Sep 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Award winning Reg Meuross was introduced onto the stage of the Albert Hall by Mike Harding as "one of this country's finest singer songwriters. He is a true modern troubadour, representing contemporary English folk writing at it's best. He captivates audiences with his beautiful tenor voice, winning Best Male Vocalist 2013 Fatea, and FolkWords Best Album 2014 for his latest album England Green & England Grey. Reg is an accomplished musician, accompanying himself masterfully on guitar. In Unsung Hero, Reg unfolds the stories of characters from his 8 solo albums tenderly and masterfully: There's something special about the way he writes and delivers a song (Townes Van Zandt). "Meuross is one of the most talented storytellers of our generation. (Pennyblack Music) The songs of Reg Meuross are the hinges upon which swing the doors of perceptive English folk (Folk Words) .. utterly captivating. The storytelling is superb (Radio Warwickshire) A mighty songwriter and an equally fine singer (Martin Carthy)

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Hungrytown

on Sun, 11 Sep 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

After more than a decade of world-wide touring and three album releases, Hungrytown have earned a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting: Lyricist Rebecca Hall is credited with compositions that sound as timeless as any traditional songs (Northern Sky) while producer/multi-instrumentalist/husband Ken Anderson is lauded for his remarkable affinity for instrumental embellishment (No Depression) and for crafting Hungrytown's gorgeous vocal harmonies (Folk and Roots). Hall and Anderson met in New York City, where they had already been performing regularly - Hall as a jazz singer, and Anderson as a drummer for a variety of garage bands. Their introduction to folk music came later, when a close friend - who died young due to a tragic misdiagnosis - entrusted to them her collection of 1960s folk albums and her guitar (which has since been featured on all of their albums). Inspired by the grit and true-to-life experiences she heard in these traditional ballads, Hall was inspired to write the lyrics that later became her first songs, aided by Anderson's flair for musical arrangement. In the winter of 2003, the duo quit their boring desk jobs, moved to the green hills of Vermont, and decided to pursue a full-time career as touring musicians. TwickFolk friend Jeni Hankins (Jeni & Billy) is a fan: "There were many times that my hair stood on end while listening to Further West" (their latest CD).

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Hungrytown

on Sun, 11 Sep 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

After more than a decade of world-wide touring and three album releases, Hungrytown have earned a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting: Lyricist Rebecca Hall is credited with compositions that sound as timeless as any traditional songs (Northern Sky) while producer/multi-instrumentalist/husband Ken Anderson is lauded for his remarkable affinity for instrumental embellishment (No Depression) and for crafting Hungrytown's gorgeous vocal harmonies (Folk and Roots). Hall and Anderson met in New York City, where they had already been performing regularly - Hall as a jazz singer, and Anderson as a drummer for a variety of garage bands. Their introduction to folk music came later, when a close friend - who died young due to a tragic misdiagnosis - entrusted to them her collection of 1960s folk albums and her guitar (which has since been featured on all of their albums). Inspired by the grit and true-to-life experiences she heard in these traditional ballads, Hall was inspired to write the lyrics that later became her first songs, aided by Anderson's flair for musical arrangement. In the winter of 2003, the duo quit their boring desk jobs, moved to the green hills of Vermont, and decided to pursue a full-time career as touring musicians. TwickFolk friend Jeni Hankins (Jeni & Billy) is a fan: "There were many times that my hair stood on end while listening to Further West" (their latest CD).

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Leveret

on Sun, 11 Sep 2016 at Topsham Matthews Hall 7:30pm

Leveret's music is firmly rooted in the English tradition but sounds fresh and new with original settings of ancient tunes sitting alongside new compositions by some of today's finest tunesmiths in the folk field. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron are each regarded as masters of their instrument. Concert starts at 8.00pm

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Transylvania

on Sun, 11 Sep 2016 at Southampton Brook 7:30pm

If a band could storm the stage with a single beat that would be Transylvania and the core of what Transylvania means is best summed up by its slogan .... "Damn Fun" when you experience the band live all your senses explode! It's a riot of sound visuals and massive stage performance. We'll rock you with core sounds from our culture mixed with the sounds of today. Steaming bass, massive melodies a unique groove and a vibe that you will not, cannot resist. With a blast of fresh air comes Transylvania a band quite unlike anything that comes before it, genuinely from Transylvania (Romania), the band centres around the dual talents of Konstantin Zgomot and Vlad Damien whose deep roots in Transylvania are best explored separately. Their repertoire with an array of awesome acoustic musicians draws on their roots but with red hot beats and samples provided by ultra producer Konstantin, you'll be driven along a Balkan highway to the dance floor and will find them quite irresistible, perhaps when you read on you might guess why! On guitar and vocals we have Vlad, his deep vocal groove defining a sound and drawing you hypnotically into his dance floor lair. Above all its damn fine music for a great time for everyone that loves a great groove and as the bands motto goes 'Damn Fun' at its heart. Live the band kicks up a storm and in recorded form they draw on a multitude of great musicians in fact both live and recorded its breath taking .... Live you'll also enjoy original one hell of a show with full original visuals and video mixes.. You'll hear a little of the vibe of Shantel here, "wicked " rhythms and melodies from the Bukovina region but in a way never heard before. Dare you go a little deeper into the legend, the sound, all that is in the "heart" of what is Transylvania... one album in and another in the studio .. hell yeah! Already booked for Boomtown Fair & Maui Waui Festivals this Summer, make sure you check them out. Now working alongside top record producer, actor and singer-songwriter Simon Britton who has sold over 50 million worldwide and John Moon. Their latest CD 'MR VLAD' is out now. http://www.transylvania.cc https://www.facebook.com/transylvania.group https://twitter.com/transylvania_cc https://soundcloud.com/transylvania-group https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJROQ8kt30F8hGrJuRT9ndw/videos?&ab_channel=TransylvaniaGroup

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Danny & The Champions Of The World

on Mon, 12 Sep 2016 at Guildford Boileroom 7:00pm

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Nashville In The Round

on Mon, 12 Sep 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

A taste of Nashville comes to the UK in September 2016. Nashville in the Round will comprise three Nashville resident and wonderful female voices performing together and individually whilst supporting each other. An evening in the style of the Nashville's famous Bluebird Café as Sarah Darling, Jenn Bostic and Kyshona Armstrong come together. Over her career Sarah Darling has released several albums with 1/2 a million downloads and over 80 Grand Ole Opry appearances. Jenn Bostic's song Jealous of the Angels was playlisted on BBC Radio 2, and after a live performance on BBC Breakfast it went #1 in the UK. Kyshona Armstrong has a natural gift for using music to tap into emotion. Her latest album, 'Go', shows off vocal stylings which are reminiscent of Aretha Franklin, Etta James and Al Green.

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De Temps Antan

on Mon, 12 Sep 2016 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

It takes a special blend of musical flair to create memorable songs of yesteryear! Songs with a hint of contemporarydosed with uncontrolled laughter, deep- rooted couplets and sudden, impromptu shiftsthat speak to familiar rhythms of the past. Welcome to the original musical stylings of De Temps Antan! Combining tradition with contemporary flair, this "power-trad" trio showcase the very best that traditional Quebecois music has to offer. Formed at a time when all three were members of La Bottine Souriante, Éric Beaudry, André Brunet and Pierre-Luc Dupuis have been exploring and performing time-honoured melodies from the stomping grounds of Quebec's musical past since 2003. Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and a number of other instruments, these three virtuosos blend boundless energy with the unmistakable joie de vivre found only in traditional Quebec music. In an explosion of violin, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and foot tapping.. De Temps Antan propels folk to a whole new level. A definite invitation to celebrate, with non stop songs, jigs, foot-tapping and reels!

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Amy Wadge

on Mon, 12 Sep 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 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Grammy winner, Amy Wadge, is one of the UK's most prolific contemporary songwriters.She has accumulated numerous cuts and has co-written both for and with established and emerging artists alike, amongst them: Janelle Monáe, Keith Urban, James Blunt, Ben Haenow, Jamie Lawson, Birdy, Marlon Roudette, Mahalia, Jasmine Thompson, Dua Lipa, Zak Abel, Aquilo, Ms. Dynamite, Anne Marie, Shannon Saunders, Una Foden, The Shires, Lewis Watson, Jason Mraz, Little Mix, the list goes on.Amy's most notable success to date comes from her long established writing partnership with, Ed Sheeran. Thinking Out Loud, was the third single from Ed's second album, the triple Grammy nominated, X, (Multiply). It went to No. 1 in the UK chart in November 2014 after spending 19 weeks in the Top 40, breaking the record for the longest ever ascent to the peak position. The track went platinum later that month and returned to the No. 1 spot for a second time in December 2014. In June 2015, it became the first track ever in the history of the UK Charts to remain in the top 40 for a whole year and has subsequently become a multiplatinum selling, global hit. In February 2016, the track won two Grammys at the 58th Recording Academy Awards Ceremony, 'Song of the Year' and 'Best Pop Solo Performance'. Amy and Ed have known each other since he was seventeen. Together, they co-wrote his early EP, Songs I Wrote With Amy and a number of other songs including, Gold Rush, which featured on the deluxe edition of Ed's, multi-million selling, debut album, +, (Plus). Amy also co-wrote the track, Even My Dad Does Sometimes, on the deluxe edition of X. Amy first came to prominence as a singer songwriter in her own right.Having moved from her hometown of Bristol to study in Wales, she found herself at the heart of a hugely dynamic music scene, twice winning Best Female Artist at the Welsh Music Awards. The first time she did so, she won ahead of Charlotte Church and the second, ahead of Cerys Matthews! Amy toured the length and breadth of the UK, across Europe, in the US and Down Under, releasing five solo albums, various EPs and three collaborative albums with other artists along the way. Amy continues to tour regularly.

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Crh Music Presents Sari Schorr And The Engine Room

on Wed, 14 Sep 2016 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

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Tir Na Nog

on Wed, 14 Sep 2016 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

Legendary Irish Duo 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. As good as anything Ireland's produced in the past four decades. Age 14+ with adult // 16+ without

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My Darling Clementine

on Wed, 14 Sep 2016 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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Sally Barker & Sarah Allen

on Wed, 14 Sep 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 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sally Barker & Sarah Allen Whether singing the songs of Sandy Denny in the reformed Fotheringay, as a member of revered fem-folk group The Poozies, a solo artist supporting Bob Dylan, Robert Plant and Richard Thompson or Tom Jones' finalist on BBC TV's The Voice Sally Barker brings any song gloriously to life. A singer/songwriter whose back catalogue encompasses folk, jazz, blues and soul, she reduced Sir Tom Jones to tears as he mentored her through to the final of The Voice 2014. She remains fiercely independent and true to her craft as she presents songs from her new 'Love Rat' ep alongside those from albums 'Maid in England', 'Another Train' and Youtube favourites 'Dear Darlin' and 'To Love Somebody' a truly captivating performer as much at home in a folk club as on national television. "Sally changes the atmosphere in a room when she sings" (BBC Radio 2's Chris Evans). www.sallybarker.co.uk Sally is joined tonight by flute and accordion maestro Sarah Allen, a founder member of the highly acclaimed and award-winning flute-based Anglo-Irish folk band, Flook. Flook have toured the world for the past 20+ years promoting their 3 highly acclaimed albums and invigorating the folk scene with their mix of traditional tunes with contemporary beats.. Sarah, who also toured with The Waterboys, was previously with The Barely Works, The Happy End, BIGJIG and Oysterband. www.flook.com

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Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club, Cheshire

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

BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and Horizon winners Russell and Algar are a dynamic young duo that has taken the folk and acoustic world by storm in the last five years. Ciaran is a champion fiddle player who teamed up with Greg having met on the folk festival scene with our very own Wirral Folk Festival being instrumental in that regard. With Greg's powerful guitar and superb singing they are sure to attract another bumper audience. Please book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

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Robin Williamson

on Thu, 15 Sep 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Leveret

on Thu, 15 Sep 2016 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Leveret features three of England's finest folk musicians in an exciting new collaboration. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron are each regarded as masters of their instrument and are involved in numerous collaborations with a huge range of artists. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity. Leveret's music is firmly rooted in the English tradition but sounds fresh and new, with original settings of ancient tunes sitting alongside new compositions by some of today's finest tunesmiths in the folk field. Their music is not arranged at all in the conventional sense: instead it is played entirely in the moment, combining consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity in a sound which feels both timeless and contemporary. The material may come from archive sources and manuscripts, but there is nothing academic or historical about the sound: it's warm, listenable, engaging and refreshing.

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Acoustic Movement Festival

on Fri, 16 Sep 2016 at Lytchett Matravers Halls Road Farm 12:00pm

The third Acoustic Movement Festival will take place in Lytchett Matravers on 16/17 September and will be a tented cafe style event promoting everything acoustic with a few wonky favourites. Tickets are £30 for the two days and include camping.

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Steve Knightley

on Fri, 16 Sep 2016 at Gotherington Prescott Clubhouse 7:00pm

Concert starts at 7.30pm. Doors/bar at 7pm, Unreserved seating. Prescott Clubhouse has its own car park.

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Forest Folk And Roots Present John Emil Montagnino + Support

on Fri, 16 Sep 2016 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

John Emil Montagnino, an accomplished singer/songwriter, guitarist, and a master of slide guitar, has delivered show stopping performances at major music festivals like the Telluride Blues and Brews Fest CO, the Leek Blues & Americana Festival UK, the Florida and South Florida Folk Festivals, the Decatur Blues and Bluegrass Festival GA, the Bangor On Dee Blues Festival UK and the Zoetemeer Blues Festival in the Netherlands. Equally adept with the acoustic Hawaiian lap steel guitar and Dobro, Emil first appeared on the South Florida music scene in 2000. Fans hear haunting, subtle hints of Delta bluesmen Son House and Blind Willie Johnson, but Emil ultimately creates a unique style all his own by integrating country blues, folk and bluegrass sounds into his repertoire.

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Forest Folk And Roots Present John Emil Montagnino + Support

on Fri, 16 Sep 2016 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

John Emil Montagnino, an accomplished singer/songwriter, guitarist, and a master of slide guitar, has delivered show stopping performances at major music festivals like the Telluride Blues and Brews Fest CO, the Leek Blues & Americana Festival UK, the Florida and South Florida Folk Festivals, the Decatur Blues and Bluegrass Festival GA, the Bangor On Dee Blues Festival UK and the Zoetemeer Blues Festival in the Netherlands. Equally adept with the acoustic Hawaiian lap steel guitar and Dobro, Emil first appeared on the South Florida music scene in 2000. Fans hear haunting, subtle hints of Delta bluesmen Son House and Blind Willie Johnson, but Emil ultimately creates a unique style all his own by integrating country blues, folk and bluegrass sounds into his repertoire.

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Soundbox Presents The Mischa Macpherson Trio

on Fri, 16 Sep 2016 at Chester The Lock Keeper 7:30pm

Upstairs at the Lock Keeper. Doors: 7.30pm Start: 8pm Mischa MacPherson Trio stage time c. 9.15pm Support: Price&Jones + tba Parking: within 5 mins' of the venue: Frodsham St Car Park (free after 6pm)

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John Murry

on Fri, 16 Sep 2016 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

It's not easy to hold an unclouded mirror up to the world. The temptation to fog up truths or angle them in ways that are less painful is nigh irresistible. To look at things as they are - warts and all, good and bad - requires a brave heart and sturdy constitution. To then stir that honest stuff into songs that communicate successfully to others is rarer still. This is what Oakland, CA-based singer-songwriter John Murry does with clear-eyed, unsentimental efficiency. Cut from the same cloth as Elliott Smith, Lou Reed, Jeff Tweedy and Darkness On The Edge of Town-era Springsteen, Murry faces what he sees in the glass unflinchingly and then turns the mirror on us in ways that allow one to see their own reflection in sharper focus. He'll be joined for this duo show by Irish guitarist Clive Barnes. 'I don't expect to hear a better album this year' - The Guardian

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Chris Leslie Play St Helen's Alveston

on Fri, 16 Sep 2016 at Bristol St Helens Church, Alveston 7:30pm

Chris Leslie is playing a rare solo gig at St Helen's Church, Alveston on 16th September. Chris is a multi instrumentalist and singer-songwriter based in Oxfordshire UK, primarily known for the past seventeen years for his work with Fairport Convention. He has played and recorded with, amongst others: Steve Ashley, the Albion Band, Jez Lowe, Ian Anderson, Chris While and Julie Matthews, Whippersnapper, Alan Stivell, Feast of Fiddles and St. Agnes Fountain.

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Howden.live!! With The Creedence Collection.

on Fri, 16 Sep 2016 at Howden Working Men's Club 7:00pm

The most successful rock band in the history of American Music 1968-1972, led by John Fogerty, was Creedence Clearwater Revival with 15 singles, 12 in the USA top 20 and 10 hits in the UK John Fogerty still plays to packed theatres For almost two hours The Creedence Collection will play the very best classic rock, blues, rock n roll, country and swamp of Creedence Clearwater Revival and John Fogerty All the hits Proud Mary, Rockin all over the World, Bad Moon Rising, Fortunate Son, Have You Ever Seen the Rain and lots more This is what people are saying : ***** Absolutely brilliant night at Whitby Pavillion***** Just got home from a great night with these guys great sense of humourand fantastic music Great gig at Halifax Playhouse. Several friends will be disappointed to have missed this The CREEDENCE COLLECTION was born out of a Hull band, Mean Eyed Cat, famous on the local scene for playing their own unique swamp/country/ bluegrass versions of well- known rock and pop tunes. There was always a selection of Creedence hits in the set, so after the usual do you play any Queen the request for a Creedence song was always well received. Realising there was a taste for Creedence and Fogerty out there, Blako decided to go for it and create The Creedence Collection to share the best of Creedence Clearwater Revival and John Fogerty with the world. On guitar and lead vocals is Blako (Lynn Blakeston) who has been playing since he was 11. In the early '70s he was in the Hull band Uncle Sam, supporting Thin Lizzy, Chris Spedding, Hot Chocolate, The Hollies, The Merseybeats, Stealer's Wheel and many more. From the '70s and to this day he listens to and plays rock ' n' roll and country rock music from Creedence Cleerwater Revival and Chuck Berry to Crosby Stills and Nash, and the Eagles. He also plays the pedal steel guitar, which he has introduced into the Creedence set. Playing took him to Germany, Holland, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, Nashville, New York and the highlight, playing at The 1982 Country Music Festival at Wembley, where he shared the stage with Kris Kristofferson and Tammy Wynette. Over the years he has worked with J.D. Fontana (Elvis's drummer), James Burton (Elvis's guitarist), Chris Hillman (The Byrds), Chas and Dave, Albert Lee (played guitar for everyone!), Al Perkins (Eagles, Rolling Stones, Emmy Lou Harris, and more), B.J. Cole (the pedal steel 'guru'), Sonny Curtis (guitarist and songwriter with Buddy Holly) Tommy Allsup (the one who didn't get in the plane with Buddy Holly), Walter Trout, Wilco Johnson, Steve Harley, Roy Wood and many more The Band Blako tempted Kev Reynolds to join him from London where he was established as a music producer and session musician and had worked with many famous names including Chas 'n' Dave and Lindisfarne. He is a massive Fogerty fan and plays electric guitar. Coming in on acoustic guitar and mandolin is Tony (TP) Patrick who played formerly with David Hemingway (Beautiful South). On drums, spotting the likeness between Hull's Martin Hyde and Fogerty's drummer, Kenny Aronoff, Blako signed him up double quick when he realised Martin had actually worked with Aronoff! Luckily Martin is a great drummer in his own right.It all went downhill from there when TCC wanted to recruit a bass player who would join in with our jokes. The phrase careful what you wish for, springs to mind, as Dave Jeffo arrived for audition with all the songs note perfect and a wacky sense of humour. Dave's greatest hits include working with many well-known 60's and 70's chart bands and drinking tea. That just left the keyboard slot and with an eye for the new world of gender equality, decided to add a female to the group. Luckily Anita can multi-task, as women do playing keyboards, electric violin, mandolin, accordion (not all at the same time) and is also a dab hand on the sound desk.

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Emma Ballantine

on Fri, 16 Sep 2016 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

The new Comfy & Acoustic nights ! 3 fantastic acts, 1 bookshop with wine. Artist details soon. Doors at 7pm. Stage times: Edi Johnston 8.00-8.35 Amelie McCandless 8.50-9.30 Emma Ballantine 9.45-10.35 Bookshop bar open with hot and cold drinks, beer and wine plus cake. Www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk

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Gill Sandell

on Fri, 16 Sep 2016 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

A widely known singer/songwriter and guitarist in her own right, Gill also plays accordion, piano and flute - and sings backing vocals - as a part of Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo, as well as playing regularly with other musicians and bands. Her lyrical modernist folk conceals a dry wit and some darkly complex and carefully nuanced songwriting. She manages what might, on paper, seem impossible by balancing subtlety with a knack for coming up with melodies that stay with the listener long after the music has finished. Gill grew up in Hertfordshire, England, and comes from a musical family. Classically trained in piano and flute, she studied music to degree level at Bretton Hall in West Yorkshire. After moving to London, she played keyboards alongside friends and bandmates in Blusher (the band was managed for six months by Ricky Gervais, before he decided his future lay elsewhere) and, at the same time, she was developing her accordion skills with Timothy Victor's Folk Orchestra. Over the last dozen or more years Gill has recorded and gigged with Magoo (on keyboards, flute and accordion) and with Chris T-T, and now also plays accordion and other instruments with Buzzard Lope. She played on a number of 'Peel Sessions' for the late great John Peel, with Magoo, Chris T-T and The Broken Family Band. Gill's very fine debut album 'Tarry Awhile' was released in 2010 and described as A sweet and tender album. A rare beauty. Her second album 'Light The Boats', released in September 2013, which build on the style and excellent reception of the first album, also received great praise (This is gorgeous, what a beautiful record. ~ Bob Harris). The latest album, 'Songs Of Our Years', is her best yet according to Folk Radio UK - "Songs Of Our Years is an understated gem of an album whose quiet introspection is tempered with an abiding optimism; it's a rare blend and something to be treasured. Her attention to detail marks Gill Sandell out as one of the best singer/songwriters on the contemporary folk music scene and the contributing musicians bring out all the nuance and subtlety of the material with performances and arrangements that are always compelling. Don't let this one pass you by". Gill will be playing in Kemsing with Anna Jenkins on violin/viola and Jo Silverston on cello, both of whom feature on her three albums. These musicians are able not only to recreate but also to enhance the mesmerising beauty of Gill's music in a live setting. This is a group that deserves and should receive a much wider exposure.

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Goat Roper Rodeo Band

on Fri, 16 Sep 2016 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery 8:00pm

For the launch of their new LP Cosmic Country Blue The Goat Roper Band are returning to the scene of many epic gigs, the lovely View Two Gallery in Mathew St, Liverpool, ably supported by Hanks Company Band and hosted by The Southbound Attic Band.

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Jess And Richard Arrowsmith

on Sat, 17 Sep 2016 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7:30pm

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

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Lazlo Baby.

on Sat, 17 Sep 2016 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:00pm

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Roddy Woomble And Band - 'my Secret Is My Silence' 10 Year Anniversary Tour

on Sat, 17 Sep 2016 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

Roddy will be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of his debut solo album 'My Secret is my Silence' with this special UK tour. The album debuted at number 1 in the UK folk charts back in 2006 and was highly praised with a 5* review in the Sunday Times. It was through word of mouth though that the album became something of a 'cult classic'. Naturally, the album will feature in the night's show alongside some of his other favourites. More info at www.mrkite.org

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Police Dog Hogan

on Sat, 17 Sep 2016 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

If you read the Guardian or the Daily Telegraph or if you travel with Rough Guides or watch TV ads then you probably know several of this extraordinary band. Tim Dowling (banjo), for example, writes a very popular, and totally hilarious, weekly column in the Guardian's Saturday supplement while the other Tim (Jepson mandolin) is a former Telegraph travel columnist who has several Rough Guides to his credit and affable and entirely eccentric frontman, James Studholme, runs one of the country's leading film production companies and produced that wonderful John Lewis Christmas ad. This group of London media friends got together out of a joint love of American music and as the BBC's Johnnie Walker says they create 'a really good, fun time'. With 8 members in the full line-up and instruments including guitar, accordion, banjo, mandolin, fiddle and trumpet, Police Dog Hogan draw their influences from many different wells. You could call it Americana, country-folk, folk-pop or even urban bluegrass, but it's difficult to do justice to the sheer range of styles this band is willing to take on and, if necessary, transform. 'Police Dog Hogan were good actually, they were excellent.' The Sunday Times 'One of our favourite new bands.' The Telegraph 'A great set' Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones at Bush Hall, London

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Howden....live!!

on Sat, 17 Sep 2016 at Howden The Shire Hall 2:30pm

Confirmed acts so fat: Derrin Nauendorf, Paul Liddell, Stony, Joe Solo, more to announced.......

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An Audience With Phil Beer

on Sat, 17 Sep 2016 at Hernhill Village Hall 7:00pm

Phil Beer is considered to be the most notable ambassador for acoustic roots music, "a dazzling instrumentalist" who can turn his hand to any stringed instrument conceived and across any genre. This talent combined with his rich vocals means that at an audience with Phil Beer you can expect a glimpse into a world where folk, blues and hymns combine with stories and lyrics inspired by the sea, the West Country and a lifetime spent in music. All this makes for a show that's really worth seeing. Phil Beer is the multi-instrumental half of the west countryʼs award winning acoustic duo, Show of Hands, described as a true craftsman, a master musician and consummate performer. With a professional career of over 36 years, Phil has a great deal of material to draw on for his solo appearances. All are songs and music of memory and significance sung in the subtle and melodic Phil Beer style and interjected with musings and amusings to an almost personal audience. It is a treat of past and current favourites from one of the most popular musicians on the acoustic circuit.

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Stick In The Wheel

on Sat, 17 Sep 2016 at Whitby Rifle Club 7:30am

Stick In The Wheel - Award winning London folk group - their most Northerly gig yet ! Plus support - to be announced.

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Mark Harrison @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 17 Sep 2016 at Ascott-under-Wychwood The Swan 7:30pm

Sat 17th September Mark Harrison @ Wychwood Folk Club + Support by Farmer John The Swan Inn, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AY Tickets £6.00 in advance £8.00 on the door Start 8pm.Doors 7.30pm Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@gmail.com Mark Harrison belongs to the kind of songwriters who are able to convey contemporary stories of life using classic musical elements and thereby bridging the gap between music from the early 20th and early 21st century. 'He is an excellent and expressive vocalist and a tremendous resonator guitar player as well as being a terrific songwriter who tells a variety of stories.' 'Mark Harrison has a refreshing and totally individual style.' 'A high quality artist who has developed his own style, one that includes a strong bluesiness, a powerful folksy feel and, strangely, a little of the laid back feel you might expect from music made somewhere such as the Caribbean' 'I really love that good timey old timey feel' - Mike Harding 'His music is both beguiling in content and authentic in tone' - The Blues Magazine 'Gives tremendous value at his gigs' - Maverick magazine Farmer John is to the Wurzels what George Martin was to the Beatles. He is the 6th Wurzel. The Wurzel that never was He has been entertaining for over 60 years, inspired by Adge Cuttler, Farmer John has been keeping the Wurzel's name alive and well (although most of them are still alive and well) A West Country humourist who is in great demand (especially by his missus when there's washing up to be done) www.wychwoodfolkclub.com www.wegottickets.com/wychwoodfolkclub http://www.markharrisonrootsmusic.com/

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Tir Na Nog

on Sat, 17 Sep 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Giles Hedley

on Sat, 17 Sep 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. -------- GILES HEDLEY: Clyde Stubblefield, James Brown's legendary drummer, once told Giles "you're the funkiest singer I've heard in Europe". Giles has been singing roots blues, ragtime and gospel across UK and Europe since the sixties. His huge voice, driving slide, ragtime and electric guitar, and his harmonica playing (sometimes two at once, nose and mouth) match the passion and fire of his Delta blues heroes - in the 70s he opened for both Son House and Fred McDowell on UK visits. He's a regular on blues festival and club circuits in England and the continent, both solo and with his band The Aviators, and has featured repeatedly on national radio in England and France. Since childhood, hearing the classic blues songs of Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey, the song and its feeling have been the real focus for Giles, although his playing is widely praised for its technique and authenticity. He says The great bluesmen of the past described themselves as blues singers, not musicians, and when asked to describe the blues, they talked about a feeling, not a musical form. For me the core of blues is sharing a feeling that everyone recognises in their guts. Perhaps that's why The Times's critic said He sings and a whole bar-room is rapt, and the French magazine Blues & Co described a recent set as Un moment de pur blues, fait d'émotion et de feeling which doesn't need translating! "a rich and powerful voice, mastery of acoustic and steel guitars and the extraordinary ability to play one harmonica with his mouth and another with his nose, simultaneously " Blues in Britain one hell of an entertainer one of Britain's foremost roots and country blues performers Blues Matters "authenticity is all ... Hedley clearly prefers the rough to the smooth" The Guardian "... a genuine hard-bitten bluesman ... a genius. Hedley makes his tight, measured blues look effortless, but this is virtuoso stuff." Oxford Mail "rocking country blues" Time Out

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Early Bird: Rachel Sermanni

on Sat, 17 Sep 2016 at Kenilworth Castle 7:30pm

We are absolutely thrilled to welcome three of the most exciting names in contemporary British folk music to Kenilworth for a special evening of live music in the beautiful Tudor Stables at Kenilworth Castle. Headlining the event will be Rachel Sermanni. Described by The Observer as one of Britain's most promising Folk Artists, Rachel has toured extensively since the tender age of 18, and has played shows in Europe, Canada, Australia and even India. Her debut album, Under Mountains, was released on Middle of Nowhere Records and Rough Trade Records in September 2012 and her follow-up, Tied To The Moon, was released in July 2015 and exhibits her creative growth as she delves into a deeper, more rhythmic flavour of sonic poetry. Alongside these two studio albums, she has also released a live album (recorded in the Yukon, only 100miles south of the Arctic circle) and three EPs. Rachel's recorded material and live performances have attracted widespread critical acclaim from newspapers and music magazines such as NME, Clash and MOJO, the latter of which described her music as: minimal, murky, magnificent. Appearing alongside Rachel will be Luke Jackson, a singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent. Since the release his debut album in 2012, Luke has been on tour almost constantly, playing shows throughout the UK and Europe as a headliner as well as opening for folk luminaries such as Karine Polwart, Cara Dillon and Chris Wood. He has been nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and The Young Folk Category, and in 2014 he was declared Fatea's Male Artist of the Year. Luke has also attracted critical acclaim from a range of different sources, with Acoustic Magazine going so far as to describe him as an outstanding heir to the likes of Richard Thompson and Martin Simpson. Finally, kicking the evening off will be the wonderful Kitty Macfarlane. Kitty's debut EP, Tide & Time, was released in Spring 2016 and has received glowing reviews. Kitty has opened for the likes of Seth Lakeman and Blair Dunlop, and recently completed a successful tour with folk stalwarts Kathryn Roberts & Sean Wakeman. * Please note that an early bird discount of 15% has been applied to the ticket price. This price is available until 25/07/2016

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Whiskey In The Jar

on Sat, 17 Sep 2016 at Sheffield The Merlin Theatre 7:00pm

Official Opening Night of the refurbished Merlin Theatre, a Nether Edge Festival event

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Leveret

on Sun, 18 Sep 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Leveret features three of England's finest folk musicians in an exciting new collaboration. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron are each regarded as masters of their instrument and are involved in numerous collaborations with a huge range of artists. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity.

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Malcolm Bishop Band

on Sun, 18 Sep 2016 at Bournemouth Trouville Hotel 7:00pm

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Malcolm Bishop Band

on Sun, 18 Sep 2016 at Bournemouth Trouville Hotel 7:00pm

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Foreign Affairs

on Sun, 18 Sep 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

TwickFolk first encountered Foreign Affairs at the Village Pump Festival in 2014. A year later at the same festival, they'd made a massive leap forward, not only in musicianship but in life experience which has brought depth their songwriting and performance. Lawrence and Adam Purnell (accompanied in these videos by bassist Ben Sweeney) hail from Keynsham on the outskirts of Bristol. Lead singer Lawrence exudes a lot of Johnny Cash and a fair bit of Joe Strummer, along with a fine quiff and a great voice. Guitarist Adam makes their songs shine. There is a touch of classic rock & roll brother interplay of course, but it's the songs and the performance you walk away with.

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Foreign Affairs

on Sun, 18 Sep 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

TwickFolk first encountered Foreign Affairs at the Village Pump Festival in 2014. A year later at the same festival, they'd made a massive leap forward, not only in musicianship but in life experience which has brought depth their songwriting and performance. Lawrence and Adam Purnell (accompanied in these videos by bassist Ben Sweeney) hail from Keynsham on the outskirts of Bristol. Lead singer Lawrence exudes a lot of Johnny Cash and a fair bit of Joe Strummer, along with a fine quiff and a great voice. Guitarist Adam makes their songs shine. There is a touch of classic rock & roll brother interplay of course, but it's the songs and the performance you walk away with.

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Crh Music Presents Ren And Romeo

on Sun, 18 Sep 2016 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

Ren & Romeo Romeo Stodart of London's much loved brother/sister harmony rock n roll combo The Magic Numbers teams up with Salford singing sensation Ren Harvieu for a rare performance comprising material from their respective back catalogues, debuting absolute gems from their recent songwriting partnership & a few interesting reinterpretations of some choice classics. This is a unique show not to be missed.

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The Askew Sisters

on Mon, 19 Sep 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

Emily and Hazel Askew are fast becoming one of the most popular and respected duos on the English folk scene. From dark ballads to uplifting dance tunes, they play with driving energy and the unity of two people who have played together all their lives. The sisters use fiddle, melodeon and concertina to breathtaking effect, creating cinematic arrangements that get to the very heart of each song. These create a perfect setting for Hazel's striking voice, which won her Best Female Singer at the Spiral Earth Awards 2011. Emily and Hazel's latest album, In the Air or the Earth, was released by RootBeat Records, to widespread critical acclaim, including the Spiral Earth Award for Best Traditional Album 2015.

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Coal Porters

on Mon, 19 Sep 2016 at Brighton The Greys 8:00pm

terrace cred. presents: on what's become an annual outing to the seaside, Sid Griffin brings The Coal Porters back to one of their favourite venues, The Greys Brighton.

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Giles Robson

on Mon, 19 Sep 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Giles Robson got rave reviews after his appearance at Skegness Blues Rock Festival, here's one of them: "Then on stage comes Giles Robson And The Dirty Aces -WOW- I really like these classic blues tracks with everything in there that should be - harp and guitar and that diddiddiddiddiddiddiddiddid bass line played by an Uncle Albert lookalike who did a knockout solo. (Jeff Walker). If you like blues you will like Giles Robson and his band and I'm not on a commission". To celebrate the release of Giles' new album 'For Those Who Need the Blues' we are giving away a cd/download with every ticket. Here is just one review of the album, which has been getting airplay and rave reviews from the day of it's release: This is what Belgium's Keys & Chords Magazine has to say: "The more than seven-minute instrumental "A Walter Shade Of Blue" gives us goosebumps more than once. Giles Robson is an unmistakable blues talent. With an exciting harp tunes and great voice he blows you right out of your socks. Simply ... an amazing release!"

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The Whitetop Mountain Band

on Tue, 20 Sep 2016 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes 7:30pm

Down home mountain music from this wonderful family band who reside in the valleys where the states of Virginia, North Carolina & Tennessee meet under the forested slopes of Whitetop Mountain & Mount Rogers.

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Megson

on Tue, 20 Sep 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson, aka Stu & Debbie Hanna, draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. Expect exquisite musicianship, soaring harmonies & driving Mandola's. 'Simply Brilliant' (The Sunday Express) 'A force in the folk revival' (The Observer) 'The most original duo on the British folk scene.' (The Guardian)

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Crh Music Presents Madison Violet

on Tue, 20 Sep 2016 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

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Rura

on Tue, 20 Sep 2016 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Folk & Americana at Kings Place Live Act of the Year at the 2015 Scots Trad Music Awards, RURA are 'one of the most exciting bands on the Scottish folk scene' (Songlines). With their second album, 2015's Despite the Dark, accompanied by extensive UK and international touring, RURA have cemented their reputation as one of Scotland's most powerful folk-based bands. Their exquisitely rugged, yet refined blend of fiddle, highland pipes, voice, flute, bodhran and guitar has proven a resounding hit across the board, and with audiences and critics alike. The five-piece's fire first ignited in 2010, as award-winners at Glasgow's world-renowned Celtic Connections festival, where they have now appeared on a remarkable seven consecutive occasions. Since then, Steven Blake, Adam Brown, David Foley, Adam Holmes and Jack Smedley's powerful instrumentals and haunting songcraft has been a highlight of many of the world's leading folk festivals including Cambridge, Tønder, Winnipeg, HebCelt and Shetland, amongst countless others. They are undeniably one of Scotland's most sought-after, universally appealing acts. One listen live or recorded and it's easy to see why.

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Ben Moss

on Tue, 20 Sep 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. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Ben started playing for morris dancing around the age of 10, and he has been performing folk music in some form ever since. As a solo performer, Ben plays self-penned songs and tunes as well as searching for lesser known traditional repertoire, mostly from England. Accompanying himself on violin and melodeon his aim is to explore the potential depth of sound available to the soloist. Through the addition of foot percussion and diddling Ben brings real variety to his solo performances. His passion for singing sessions and the joining together of voices of all kinds also informs his style and his fondness for involving his audiences as much as possible in his shows.

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Sing Out! - Singing Evening Class With Jess Arrowsmith

on Wed, 21 Sep 2016 at Sheffield The Red Deer 7:45pm

A ten week course designed for singers who want to gain confidence, explore technique and sing with others in a gentle, safe environment. Secure your place by paying for the full 10 week course. Course dates 21st September to 19th October, no class 26th October, then 2nd November to 30th November. Wednesday evenings 7.45 - 9.30 pm. The course has a limited number of places - 20 people maximum - and will only run if at least 10 people sign up. In the event of cancellation due to insufficient numbers, a full refund will be issued. Any questions please email jess@arrowsmithmusic.co.uk

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Folk In Fernham With The Willows

on Wed, 21 Sep 2016 at Fernham St John's Church 7:00pm

Folk in Fernham presents The Willows supported by White Horse Whisperers. 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. MIKE HARDING, Mike Harding Folk Show "They sort of straddle the worlds between Americana and English roots music and do it in a very very deft way for such a young band; I think they're really really interesting! Bella's Fury has got a sort of feeling of old timey noir about it... I think it's really amazing!"

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Apple Of My Eye -

on Wed, 21 Sep 2016 at London St. Pancras Church 7:30pm

Apple of my Eye are proud to announce the launch of their third album. Join us to celebrate the launch and dance like giant squid. Doors at 7.30pm Apple of my Eye Apple of my Eye continue their ascent into the alt folk world with the release their new studio album The Beast Below on 19 September. Originally from Bristol, the band formed in London in 2011 over a love of collaborative songwriting, harmony, storytelling and cider. They have since evolved into uproarious troubadours of London's modern folk scene making music both joyous and dark. The Nightjar The Nightjar are an experimental folk band, whose roots are in various traditional musics. Their sound has developed to include close three-part harmonies, interlocking sparse guitars, field recordings and electronics.

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Martin Stephenson

on Thu, 22 Sep 2016 at Stockport Davenport Hotel 7:30pm

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Ruth Theodore - Album Launch -

on Thu, 22 Sep 2016 at London The Borderline 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be taking place at our alternative home for the evening: THE BORDERLINE. DOORS OPEN: 7pm. Music starts 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space but seating is very limited. Seating is available on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Known for her quirky, insightful, poetic lyrics and insidious melodies, RUTH THEODORE is so much more than a singer-songwriter. Her use of unconventional guitar techniques and unique tunings has thrilled listeners and dumbfounded peers since the release of her 2007 debut, 'Worm Food'. This gig celebrates the launch of Ruth's fourth solo album, 'Cactacus', which will be released in September '16 on Aveline Records. The recording sessions saw Ruth crossing the Atlantic to collaborate with Todd Sickafoose, best known for his work with Ani DiFranco and recently produced two award-winning albums for Anais Mitchell. As Todd himself notes... "Ruth writes alternative folk and blues music but at heart she is a pure punk San Franciscan beat poet". www.ruththeodore.com Support from ALEJANDRA RIBERA Raised in Canada with an Argentinian father and a Scottish mother, Alejandra Ribera was born with the world in her genes. And the globe spins on 'La Boca', an album that soars a cloud floating above storms, its music that crossing musical continents and frontiers, from chanson to Latin to blues and the sharp, intense beauty of real pop. Her dreamer's voice rises, light as gossamer but with a heart of passion. Her songs fly. www.alejandraribera.com

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The Gren Bartley Band

on Thu, 22 Sep 2016 at Leicester The Musician 10:00pm

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Chris Wood

on Thu, 22 Sep 2016 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the un-official history of the English speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables. A self-taught musician, composer and song writer, Chris is a lifelong autodidact whose independent streak shines through everything he does. Always direct and unafraid to speak his mind, his song writing has been praised for its surgical clarity. He cites his major influence as Anon. His eagerly awaited new album 'So Much To Defend' is set for release in summer 2016 and includes reflections on minor league football, empty nest syndrome, learning to swim, Cook-in Sauce and, not least, the Gecko as a metaphor for contemporary society.  Hollow Point; his chilling ballad of the shooting of Jean Charles Menezez, won a BBC Folk Award (he's won six.) and emphatically secured Wood's place as a serious speech-master for the unofficial history of England.  Collaborators include Martin Carthy, Dizraeli, Billy Bragg, Andy Cutting, Andy Irvine, Karine Polwart, Jean Francois Vrod, The Imagined Village, Hugh Lupton, Martin Butler and many others.   On stage Chris has the air of a craftsman who no longer needs to be precious about his art. Without any apparent effort he reaches deep into an enviable repertoire of songs before revealing another gem.  THE HERALD ***** 5 Stars As close as it gets to a perfect union of voice and guitar, lyrics and melody, compassion, irony, realism, wit, and humanity. THE IRISH TIMES ***** 5 Stars
 Nobody comes even close to equaling his bird's-eye-view. MOJO **** 4 Stars
 a rarefied talent, both as writer and interpreter. 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

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Southdowns Folk Festival 2016

on Fri, 23 Sep 2016 at Bognor Regis The Regis Centre 7:00pm

The very popular 2016 SOUTHDOWNS FOLK FESTIVAL goes into its 4th year between 23-25 September, in and around the sunniest Bognor Regis Town Centre. This year`s great headliners are: Friday 23 September: CARA DILLON + BAND Saturday 24 September: OYSTERBAND Sunday 25 September: SHOOGLENIFTY Afternoon & Evening concerts, singarounds, sessions, workshops, dancing, giant Festival market, real ale and much, much more . . . Full Weekend Ticket ( 3 evening + 2 afternoon concerts ) just £62!

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Liverpool Acoustic Live Featuring Jesse Terry

on Fri, 23 Sep 2016 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery 7:45pm

Liverpool Acoustic are pleased to welcome back to Liverpool talented American singer-songwriter Jesse Terry. He'll be headlining our monthly showcase at the View Two Gallery on Friday 23rd September 2016 Jesse Terry is a performer with an uncanny ability to weave tales of travel and homecoming, of sorrow and of redemption, into songs that are simultaneously timeless and fresh. Home is now the coastal village of Stonington, Connecticut, but Terry's music reflects an amalgam of influences, from Nashville to Laurel Canyon. His melodic and lyrically-driven Americana fits naturally on a playlist between cuts from Jackson Browne, Ryan Adams, Josh Ritter and Neil Young. Jesse first played for Liverpool Acoustic at Leaf back in September 2014 and is looking forward to performing on Mathew Street, home to his musical heroes. Support TBA Tickets are available now 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. You can join the facebook event at facebook.com/liverpoolacoustic/events All of our future live events can be found at liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/live Please note, the performance space at the View Two Gallery is on the third floor and there is no disabled access.

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The Coal Porters

on Fri, 23 Sep 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 Coal Porters claim to be the world's first alt-bluegrass act, demonstrating the power of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar and doghouse bass when matched with four-part harmonies and memorable melodies. They have taken this sound around the world being featured on NPR's Morning Edition in the USA and having recorded a live session for Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2. The Coal Porters have five albums available. Their most recent, Find The One, was produced by folk-rock legend John Wood, producer of Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, Squeeze and Beth Orton. Not your average fish & chips bluegrass, the Coal Porters have expanded their music with broad strokes and fearless execution. Chris Hillman (Byrds/Flying Burrito Bros) Sid Griffin was playing Americana long before it was called that with his Long Ryders and his pioneering spirit lives on in his work with the Coal Porters. Billy Bragg

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Jane Siberry

on Fri, 23 Sep 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Since her very first recording in 1981, Siberry has become celebrated for forging her own path in music. Over three decades she has created one of the most original and admired bodies of work in contemporary music, ranging from the pop of 'Mimi On The Beach' to the mysticism of the 21-minute epic 'Oh My My' to the beloved 'Calling All Angels' that she performed with kd lang in 1993 when she was on Reprise Records. Like the apparent hiatus that preceded the release of her sixth collection, this more recent fallow time has produced what is perhaps her finest work to date.

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Tcha Limburger's Budapest Gypsy Orchestra

on Fri, 23 Sep 2016 at Tunbridge Wells St. Alban's Church 8:00pm

Sumptuous Hungarian Gypsy music, technical brilliance and passion

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Goat Roper Rodeo Band

on Fri, 23 Sep 2016 at Portsmouth The Square Tower 7:00pm

Those lovable cosmic Americana scamps the Goat Roper Rodeo Band will be playing one of our intimate house concert shows in the gorgeous upstairs room of the Square 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. They are returning to the Tower, in support of the release of their imminent new album, and if you came to their SOLD OUT show last year, then you'll know exactly how much fun these boys generate and you know what a treat you're in for! With just two old guitars, an upright bass and a bucket full of aching harmony, The Goat Roper Rodeo Band are out there preaching 'country blues', like you've never heard! The Goat Ropers are: Tom (Double Bass / Vocals), Jim (Lead Guitar / Vocals) and Sam (Rhythm Guitar / Vocals). With an awe inspiring 'live show' that's guaranteed to raise the roof, swinging from the most tender heartfelt paean to the blues, to the highest full throttle, barn storming, juke joint boogie stompers, theirs is a show that's wowing audiences across the land. There's a hint of Gram, a sniff of Dylan and a twist of Waylon's blues Simply put, it's exactly what it says on the tin...they look great, sound great and they've got a bunch of absolutely brilliant songs and that's the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truthamen!! "Wonderfully executed acoustic country blues with two guitars, a double bass and plaintive striking harmonies, and a musical landscape driven by old timey sensibilities there's a lot to like about the Goat Roper Rodeo Band." (R2 Magazine) Doors 7pm, Show Starts 7.30pm. For more info and music: www.squarerootspromotions.co.uk Photo courtesy of Mike Hall.

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Pj Wright & Guy Fletcher

on Fri, 23 Sep 2016 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

Club patrons, PJ Wright and Guy Fletcher bring us an eclectic mix of traditional folk songs and tunes, blended with contemporary songs and folk rock. Supported by our own highly talented sound engineer/singer/songwriter/guitarist Andy Stone.

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Pj Wright & Guy Fletcher

on Fri, 23 Sep 2016 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

Club patrons, PJ Wright and Guy Fletcher bring us an eclectic mix of traditional folk songs and tunes, blended with contemporary songs and folk rock. Supported by our own highly talented sound engineer/singer/songwriter/guitarist Andy Stone.

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Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage

on Fri, 23 Sep 2016 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

Doors 7pm Please let us know if you have any additional needs in regards the venue or gig. Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage 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 making an album due for release in late 2016. Hannah & Ben are touring the UK through May 2016, and UK & Europe throughout the Autumn 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWzPHqafQV8&feature=youtu.be Amy Duncan Amy Duncan is a Scottish singer/songwriter based in Edinburgh. With her melodious acoustic sound and emotional songwriting infused with remarkable honesty, Amy has established herself as one of the brightest musical talents in Scotland. Her 4th album 'Cycles of Life' was produced by Calum Malcolm, and released on Linn Records in 2013 and since then Amy was chosen by Showcase Scotland as one of 2 Scottish acts to perform at the Eastern Canadian Music Alliance in April 2014 and was part of the Made In Scotland Showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013 and 2014. Amy is now preparing for the release of her new album 'Undercurrents' which has been highly praised by Bruce Findlay (Simple Minds Manager) and has already been receiving glowing reviews such as this one from Folk Radio UK as well as wide BBC Radio play, including Album of The Week on BBC Radio Ulster's The Late Show with Cherrie McIlwaine. 'Undercurrents' was funded by Creative Scotland and produced by Calum Malcolm (The Blue Nile, Prefab Sprout, Scottish Chamber Orchestra) and will be released on Amy's own label Filly Records on 19 February 2016, with the vinyl being distributed worldwide through vinyl specialists Diverse Vinyl. "Melodies that haunt and lyrics that touch the soul" Folk Words "A box of delights - a bit of a hidden gem" Sonic Bandwagon "Exceptional and Powerful" Folk Radio UK AUDIO/VIDEO 'My Silver Net' - Music Video Different Dimensions - Audio The Good Life - Audio

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Pete Coe: Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 24 Sep 2016 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards 7:30pm

A welcome return to the everlastingly popular Pete Coe for this, his third visit to the club. And 'everlasting' is not such a strange term, as he's been at the forefront of the folk scene since the 1970s, always with an approach to his ever-changing repertoire that is right up there with the best of the youngsters. He's an acknowledged expert singer, songwriter, melodeon, banjo, dulcimer and bouzouki player, bandleader, arranger, broadcaster, dance caller, teacher, step dancer, entrepreneur, folk club organiser, record label boss, sallow-faced wit, raconteur and all-round good guy and there are not many people who could compete with that! From superbly played English dance tunes to full-scale ballads, unusual arrangements of other writers and devastatingly potent original songs, there's never a dull moment when listening to him. Always in demand after all this time, he's still one of the most committed, most versatile, and most important folk artists in Britain.

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Shooglenifty Featuring Kaela Rowan

on Sat, 24 Sep 2016 at London The Borderline 7:00pm

Shooglenifty's sound springs from traditional Scottish dance music, energised by the beats and bass line of something altogether more contemporary. It is not a sit-down kind of music, it's a join-in, and get on your feet kind of vibe. Attempts to describe this almost uncatagorisable band include: 'hypno-folkadelic-ambient-trad' and 'Acid-Croft', which derives from late 1980s club music 'Acid House', a croft being a traditional Scottish rural dwelling. This pioneering band is in demand all over the world and the guys have entertained at festivals and venues in Australia, Canada, India, Japan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Russia, the United States and, of course, Europe. Previous career highlights include performing for Nelson Mandela and Emperor Akihito of Japan (not both at once), performing with dhol drummers of Rajasthan at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, inciting the crowd to a stage invasion at Sydney Opera House, and collaborating with Lebanese musicians in Beirut. Shooglenifty was formed in Edinburgh 25 years ago at the height of the late 80s/early 90s electronic dance music scene, and the vibe of that time is a key influence on their sound. Their latest album The Untied Knot will be released in 2015 and is the first to feature song, for the most part supplied 'puirt a beul' vocalist Kaela Rowan, but watch out for other members of the band showing off their vocal abilities. 54

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Skabretta & The Curb Pilots

on Sat, 24 Sep 2016 at Faversham The Alexander Centre 8:00am

This only happens once a year and last year was a selling and this year is expected to be too, don't miss out on a great night with two fantastic bands in one of Kents top music venues.

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Hannah Sanders + Ben Savage

on Sat, 24 Sep 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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The Hot Rock Pilgrims

on Sat, 24 Sep 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 Hot Rock Pilgrims are a brand new old-time/bluegrass supergroup featuring some of the most exciting young pickers in the South East of England. Dan Edwards is well known for his superb guitar and clawhammer work with bands such as The So Last Century String Band, Solid Gone, Amy Harrison & The Second Hand String Band and most recently with Ben Paley's Long Hill Ramblers. Hubert, Bruno and Sam have been making waves in England and Ireland with acclaimed Bluegrass/Irish fusion band Lands End. Together they will take you on a high-energy pilgrimage of Appalachian music and its descendants. www.hotrockpilgrims.com

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Gordie Mackeeman And His Rhythm Boys

on Sat, 24 Sep 2016 at Biddulph Town Hall 7:30pm

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Oxjam Ceilidh

on Sat, 24 Sep 2016 at Nottingham Christ Church Chilwell 7:30pm

An Oxjam Beeston Music Festival presentation. Dancing from 8 pm with live band and caller. Licensed bar available. All profits to OXFAM.

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Defiance Sessions : Joe Solo Performs 'never Be Defeated'

on Sat, 24 Sep 2016 at Glossop Labour Club 7:00pm

Joe Solo & Rebekah Findlay perform in its entirety his album 'Never be Defeated' - the story of the men and women of the Yorkshire NUM's Hatfield Main branch and their experiences during the 1984-85 Miner's Strike. A masterpiece of storytelling and social history.

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Defiance Sessions : Joe Solo Performs 'never Be Defeated'

on Sat, 24 Sep 2016 at Glossop Labour Club 7:00pm

Joe Solo & Rebekah Findlay perform in its entirety his album 'Never be Defeated' - the story of the men and women of the Yorkshire NUM's Hatfield Main branch and their experiences during the 1984-85 Miner's Strike. A masterpiece of storytelling and social history.

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Little Opry

on Sat, 24 Sep 2016 at Margate Tom Thumb Theatre 7:30pm

Blossom Hill Bluegrass Band plays a mixture of hard driving bluegrass and contemporary music. Led by the energetic showman Gary Payne, you are always in for an entertaining show featuring close harmonies, brisk and soulful melodies.

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Phil King (music Cruise)

on Sun, 25 Sep 2016 at Devizes Kenavon Venture - The Wharf 6:45pm

Welcome back to one of our great friends and favourites. Phil is one of the finest singers in the South West, a great guitarist and a writer of beautiful and mesmerizing songs. 'I am not interested in making music that impresses people, just music that touches people.' Phil has performed all over the UK, at festivals and fairs, in pubs, clubs and bars, on bandstands and boats, and once in a beautiful tree house. He performs regularly in Paris, and has also played in Zurich, Barcelona, New York and Weston-Super-Mare. Phil has also composed music for Theatre, Dance, TV and film. More recently he has been working on theatre productions of Jane Eyre and To Kill A Mockingbird. He is just about to release his latest album The Wreckage.

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Ninebarrow In Concert

on Sun, 25 Sep 2016 at Galmpton Village Institute Hall 2:30pm

Bring your own drinks, Sunday roast available following the concert from http://www.manorinngalmpton.co.uk/

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Crh Music Presents Kirk Fletcher

on Sun, 25 Sep 2016 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

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Jane Siberry

on Sun, 25 Sep 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Iconic and enigmatic; Jane Siberry is one of the world's most unique and gifted singer/songwriters. Blessed with a sincere integrity and emotional depth, her work has spanned 3 decades, with the release of 14 studio albums and performances on concert stages around the world. Her 1985 album The Speckless Sky was a huge critical and commercial success and the follow up albums The Walking, Bound By Beauty, When I Was A Boy and her signature song Calling All Angels cemented her status as one of the world's foremost performance artists. Jane's current album Ulysses' Purse has been released to rapturous acclaim and she will be performing tracks from this alongside her classics. A Canadian native, Jane's songs have been covered by numerous artists, with particular success by k.d Lang on her renditions of Love is Everything, Haint It Funny and a stunning rendering of The Valley. This is guaranteed to be a very special evening with Jane performing solo. Tickets: £17.50 Tickets available from the Cafe or www.wegottickets.com

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Danny Bryant

on Sun, 25 Sep 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Georgia Lewis And Friends

on Sun, 25 Sep 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Georgia Lewis is a folk singer and avid accordionist from the depths of Wiltshire. Classically trained, she studied for her degree in Professional Musicianship at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music and, inspired by singer Sheila Chandra, travelled to India to study singing at the Arambol Music Academy. Despite her various musical explorations she has always been most moved by the folk singers she was introduced to as a child. Accompanied by Rowan Piggott on violin and Felix "Flex" Miller on guitar, Georgia was another hit of the 2015 Village Pump Festival (see last week's Foreign Affairs) - the most talked about artist of the weekend. Recently having taken up the whistles, Georgia began playing at Irish trad sessions, where she found Rowan, and quickly plucked him from his native habitat. When she's not revamping old folk ballads, she also finds time to play for both The Kemptown Céilí Band and The Redjacks.

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Georgia Lewis And Friends

on Sun, 25 Sep 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Georgia Lewis is a folk singer and avid accordionist from the depths of Wiltshire. Classically trained, she studied for her degree in Professional Musicianship at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music and, inspired by singer Sheila Chandra, travelled to India to study singing at the Arambol Music Academy. Despite her various musical explorations she has always been most moved by the folk singers she was introduced to as a child. Accompanied by Rowan Piggott on violin and Felix "Flex" Miller on guitar, Georgia was another hit of the 2015 Village Pump Festival (see last week's Foreign Affairs) - the most talked about artist of the weekend. Recently having taken up the whistles, Georgia began playing at Irish trad sessions, where she found Rowan, and quickly plucked him from his native habitat. When she's not revamping old folk ballads, she also finds time to play for both The Kemptown Céilí Band and The Redjacks.

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Calaita Flamenco Son

on Sun, 25 Sep 2016 at SaddleworthThe Swan, Dobcross 7:30pm

SUNDAY NIGHT LIVE CALAITA FLAMENCO SON Calaita Flamenco Son are Seville-born flamenco singer Chico Pere, UK based guitarist Glenn Sharp, percussionist Leo Paredes, singer Diana Castro and saxophonist / flautist Matt Nickson. Calaita Flamenco Son play a mix of authentic, traditional and contemporary flamenco. The material is mostly written by Chico and his lyrics pull on his life experiences, growing up in Triana-Seville, as well as his travels throughout Europe. Glenn also writes for the band, bringing his virtuoso playing style to the fore. The diverse musical backgrounds in the band are evident, through world music, soul, jazz, funk, and of course flamenco. Calaita Flamenco Son have achieved their own individual style and bring a fresh new sound to the world music scene.

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The Coach House Company - Ep Launch

on Sun, 25 Sep 2016 at London 100 Club 7:30pm

Tonight is the launch of The Coach House Company's second EP Maiden Tales. Since their formation at university in late 2010, five-piece folk band The Coach House Company are rapidly becoming known for their uplifting and wholesome sound through dynamic live performances in London and Cambridge. Inspired by the folk heritage of the British Isles, the band fuses traditional jigs, reels and folksongs with rich harmonies, instrumental virtuosity and compelling upbeat rhythms to create a unique folk expression. Original compositions and arrangements form the core of the band's repertoire, which is also infused with influences from the classical and jazz domains. The band is made up of Maya Amin-Smith (vocals/violin/mandolin), Patrick Milne (vocals/guitar), Héloïse Werner (vocals/cello), Marianne Schofield (vocals/double bass) and Colin Danskin (vocals/trumpet). The Coach House Company have recently performed at, amongst others, the ADC Theatre in Cambridge, where they were described as 'musically excellent' in a five-star review from Varsity, Ronnie Scott's, Cecil Sharp House, where their debut EP was launched, the London Folk Festival and Wilderness Festival (programmed by the EFDSS). Future gigs include a double header with Maz O'Connor at Cecil Sharp House in January 2015.

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Stevie Nimmo

on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

When Stevie Nimmo played a double header show with Ben Poole in March it was Stevie's first time at the Haven Club, Oxford. We all loved him, he blew us all away with his fab guitar playing and wonderful voice. A warm, powerful, heartfelt performance. When he asked to come back we didn't hesitate to say yes, we want to hear more of him! He has a very successful album out - Sky Won't Fall, here is a review: The album is an emotionally-charged feast with an abundance of raw power and energy, Nimmo jumps from in your face riffing to tracks where guitar is almost non-existent, from rock vocals of a confident man to the most soulful blues of a broken man Nimmo manages his variations effortlessly. Sky Won't Fall confidently declares that Nimmo is back, but loaded with the bite of a man who's well prepared to dwell on the path he's travelled. Charlie Key - The Blue Cafe

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Stevie Nimmo

on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

When Stevie Nimmo played a double header show with Ben Poole in March it was Stevie's first time at the Haven Club, Oxford. We all loved him, he blew us all away with his fab guitar playing and wonderful voice. A warm, powerful, heartfelt performance. When he asked to come back we didn't hesitate to say yes, we want to hear more of him! He has a very successful album out - Sky Won't Fall, here is a review: The album is an emotionally-charged feast with an abundance of raw power and energy, Nimmo jumps from in your face riffing to tracks where guitar is almost non-existent, from rock vocals of a confident man to the most soulful blues of a broken man Nimmo manages his variations effortlessly. Sky Won't Fall confidently declares that Nimmo is back, but loaded with the bite of a man who's well prepared to dwell on the path he's travelled. Charlie Key - The Blue Cafe

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Robbie Mcintosh

on Mon, 26 Sep 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Highly accomplished and highly respected describes Sir Tom Jones's guitarist, Robbie McIntosh. You may have seen him on New Year's Eve 2015, on BBC TV's Jools Holland's Annual Hootenanny. Robbie is present, guitar in hand, playing as Sir Tom Jones belted out his vocals. Frequently found in company of this stature, Robbie McIntosh is known as 'The Legend' by his guitar-playing peers, for his multi-instrumental brilliance, and the outstanding technique that led to lengthy stints with, among others, Sir Paul McCartney, The Pretenders, Talk Talk, Norah Jones and John Mayer. Tonight he will be making a special appearance, playing his own music - a melodic blend of Rock, Blues, Folk, Country and more, and centred on well-crafted, original songs and thoughtful covers. www.robbiemcintosh.com

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Pilgrim's Way

on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Pilgrims' Way - Off the wall, colourful, energetic. With influences starting in early music, passing through Playford and the Morris traditions, picking up prog, soul, and pop, it's impossible to categorise the sound they make as folk music is fed through their unique steam driven sound-mincing engine. Formed by default under a Stockport pub table in early 2010 by Ed, Tom, and past member, Lucy Wright, Pilgrims' Way has grown to incorporate a dazzling array of instrumentation and millinery. With the extraordinarily omni-skilled musician Jon Loomes (22 instruments played on Red Diesel!), and champion Renaissance woodwind parper and oboe wrangler Jude Rees joining along the way, the prospect of an early night is slim. No cow is too sacred, no juxtaposition too ambitious. Pigeonhole at your peril. Wear a yellow carnation in your buttonhole. Password; 'How's your father?' Off the back of acclaimed albums 'Wayside Courtesies' (2011) and 'Red Diesel' (2016), the band are out on the road again. Prime the mild pump, waterproof the revolving mirror ball, and strap on your dancing trousers!

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band

on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:00pm

We are absolutely delighted to present two nights with one of Sheffield's adopted Goddesses, Nancy Kerr, with her marvellous Sweet Visitor Band (which is of course full of other Sheffield adopted deities). Bright Phoebus regulars will know Nancy as she is one of most popular guests and that being the case we have decided to put on not one, but two nights on her autumn tour this year. Her website is incredibly modest and simply describes her thus ... Already a respected interpreter of traditional material, Nancy's emergence as a writer of rare style has drawn comparisons to William Blake in her reawakening of a radical folk mythology as a backdrop for contemporary narratives about love and conflict, motherhood, migration, hardship and jubilation, and the tensions between rural and urban life. Nancy is one of the most celebrated folk musicians of her generation, and has to date won 6 Folk Awards from BBC Radio 2: 2015 FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR HORIZON AWARD 2000 BEST DUO 2003 and again in 2011 with James Fagan BEST GROUP 2014 with The Full English BEST ALBUM 2014 with The Full English. Nominated Best Original Song 2011 for Queen of Waters. Winner Best Album (Spiral earth 2011) for Twice Reflected Sun (Navigator041). There are by no means enough superlatives in that biog but we'll add some as the time gets nearer! These will be Nancy's only Sheffield dates with her band this year and they sold out very quickly last time so don't delay in getting them in your possession! We'll announce the MC for the night nearer the time, but as James Fagan (husband and musical partner) is so good at it we are of course going to ask him if he'd do the honours! See you soon :)

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band

on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:00pm

We are absolutely delighted to present two nights with one of Sheffield's adopted Goddesses, Nancy Kerr, with her marvellous Sweet Visitor Band (which is of course full of other Sheffield adopted deities). Bright Phoebus regulars will know Nancy as she is one of most popular guests and that being the case we have decided to put on not one, but two nights on her autumn tour this year. Her website is incredibly modest and simply describes her thus ... Already a respected interpreter of traditional material, Nancy's emergence as a writer of rare style has drawn comparisons to William Blake in her reawakening of a radical folk mythology as a backdrop for contemporary narratives about love and conflict, motherhood, migration, hardship and jubilation, and the tensions between rural and urban life. Nancy is one of the most celebrated folk musicians of her generation, and has to date won 6 Folk Awards from BBC Radio 2: 2015 FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR HORIZON AWARD 2000 BEST DUO 2003 and again in 2011 with James Fagan BEST GROUP 2014 with The Full English BEST ALBUM 2014 with The Full English. Nominated Best Original Song 2011 for Queen of Waters. Winner Best Album (Spiral earth 2011) for Twice Reflected Sun (Navigator041). There are by no means enough superlatives in that biog but we'll add some as the time gets nearer! These will be Nancy's only Sheffield dates with her band this year and they sold out very quickly last time so don't delay in getting them in your possession! We'll announce the MC for the night nearer the time, but as James Fagan (husband and musical partner) is so good at it we are of course going to ask him if he'd do the honours! See you soon :)

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Fool's Gold Acoustic Duo: "stories With Strings"

on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 at Masham Town Hall 7:30pm

Fool's Gold is an acoustic duo, with Steve and Carol Robson playing original and traditional music, in a manner which is "folk-ish, without being all out trad". Using a variety of instruments including guitars, flute, whistles, bass and ukelele, they play a range of traditional and modern songs from the North-East. What makes this show different and special is that Steve and Carol reveal the stories that lie behind the songs, telling of the hidden histories, myths, characters and events that called them into being. With a large projection screen, the stories and songs are accompanied with captivating images and video which really bring them to life.

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Flamenco With Alma Gitana

on Wed, 28 Sep 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. -------- When you have experienced the breathtaking momentum of this flamenco group, you realise you have just seen something spectacular and unique; the speed and power of the feet stomping of Lourdes, the raw captivation of the flamenco guitar of Andres, and the amazing vocals of Javier, and how it all melts in a magic and passionate performance. Alma Gitana are quickly earning a reputation in the Flamenco and World Music scene, with sell out shows, rave reviews, and testimonials about the group's passion and quality. Lourdes Fernandez: dance Andres Garcia: guitar Javier Moreno: vocals Guests musicians: Ayoze de Alejandro: percussion

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band

on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:00pm

We are absolutely delighted to present two nights with one of Sheffield's adopted Goddesses, Nancy Kerr, with her marvellous Sweet Visitor Band (which is of course full of other Sheffield adopted deities). Bright Phoebus regulars will know Nancy as she is one of most popular guests and that being the case we have decided to put on not one, but two nights on her autumn tour this year. Her website is incredibly modest and simply describes her thus ... Already a respected interpreter of traditional material, Nancy's emergence as a writer of rare style has drawn comparisons to William Blake in her reawakening of a radical folk mythology as a backdrop for contemporary narratives about love and conflict, motherhood, migration, hardship and jubilation, and the tensions between rural and urban life. Nancy is one of the most celebrated folk musicians of her generation, and has to date won 6 Folk Awards from BBC Radio 2: 2015 FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR HORIZON AWARD 2000 BEST DUO 2003 and again in 2011 with James Fagan BEST GROUP 2014 with The Full English BEST ALBUM 2014 with The Full English. Nominated Best Original Song 2011 for Queen of Waters. Winner Best Album (Spiral earth 2011) for Twice Reflected Sun (Navigator041). There are by no means enough superlatives in that biog but we'll add some as the time gets nearer! These will be Nancy's only Sheffield dates with her band this year and they sold out very quickly last time so don't delay in getting them in your possession! We'll announce the MC for the night nearer the time, but as James Fagan (husband and musical partner) is so good at it we are of course going to ask him if he'd do the honours! See you soon :)

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band

on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:00pm

We are absolutely delighted to present two nights with one of Sheffield's adopted Goddesses, Nancy Kerr, with her marvellous Sweet Visitor Band (which is of course full of other Sheffield adopted deities). Bright Phoebus regulars will know Nancy as she is one of most popular guests and that being the case we have decided to put on not one, but two nights on her autumn tour this year. Her website is incredibly modest and simply describes her thus ... Already a respected interpreter of traditional material, Nancy's emergence as a writer of rare style has drawn comparisons to William Blake in her reawakening of a radical folk mythology as a backdrop for contemporary narratives about love and conflict, motherhood, migration, hardship and jubilation, and the tensions between rural and urban life. Nancy is one of the most celebrated folk musicians of her generation, and has to date won 6 Folk Awards from BBC Radio 2: 2015 FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR HORIZON AWARD 2000 BEST DUO 2003 and again in 2011 with James Fagan BEST GROUP 2014 with The Full English BEST ALBUM 2014 with The Full English. Nominated Best Original Song 2011 for Queen of Waters. Winner Best Album (Spiral earth 2011) for Twice Reflected Sun (Navigator041). There are by no means enough superlatives in that biog but we'll add some as the time gets nearer! These will be Nancy's only Sheffield dates with her band this year and they sold out very quickly last time so don't delay in getting them in your possession! We'll announce the MC for the night nearer the time, but as James Fagan (husband and musical partner) is so good at it we are of course going to ask him if he'd do the honours! See you soon :)

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Keston Cobblers Club

on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Lisa Mills.

on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 at Leek Foxlowe Arts Centre 7:30pm

LEEK BLUES AND AMERICANA PRESENT... Mississippi native, now Alabama resident Lisa Mills could be called a blues singer, or a gospel singer, or a torch singer or an R&B singer, and each label would be accurate. In fact, as the reviews of her 2014 album I'm Changing (a remastered and remixed reimagining of her 2005 debut album, enhanced by the inclusion of a handful of new tracks) poured in, she was described in all of these terms, and at least a couple of critics suggested they even heard the nascent stirrings of a jazz stylist in some of her more nuanced readings. Listeners responded to Lisa's sophisticated, emotional performances by making her 2015 U.K. tour a rousing success marked by sellout or near-packed venues, brisk post-concert CD sales and the inevitable query as to when she would be returning. To the latter the answer is 2016, when the excitement of 2015 will be parlayed into an extended U.K. and European tour, on which bookings are being focused on festivals, concert halls and centers. And by the time the 2016 tour gets underway next Fall, she will have a new album to promote, titled Mama's Juke Book. A special and deeply personal project, Mama's Juke Book will be comprised of songs Lisa found by chance in her late mother's possessionsspecifically, in a Dollar Store General spiral notebook in which her mother had handwritten lyrics to 25 of her favorite country tunes, all dating from the early '70s. Her mother, Jan Powell, was a country music devotee who unfortunately passed away in 2012. In addition to her love of music, Jan unconditionally loved her daughter, was her biggest fan and most enthusiastic promoter, and not least of all, was her trusted confidant. In a real sense Mama's Juke Book is a love letter from daughter to mother but it is also a Southern cultural timepiece capturing mainstream country music in a transitional period ahead of the emergence of the Outlaw movement in the mid-'70s. Grammy winner Trina Shoemaker, who steered the retooling of I'm Changing, is returning in a producer's role on Mama's Juke Book. Although the content of Mama's Juke Book is drawn from country, Lisa's interpretive artistry takes country for a new spin when chestnuts originally recorded by the likes of Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Buck Owens, Conway Twitty and others are revealed to have hidden pockets of soul and blues when considered from a fresh point of view by a versatile vocalistsimilar to what she demonstrates on I'm Changing in finding new avenues of expression on covers of the Rev. Robert Wilkins's I Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down and Jimi Hendrix's Little Wing, both of which are remarkable for the way in which her ethereal approach is so completely attuned to the lyrics' spirituality and mystery as to make these songs her own and of a piece with the original material surrounding them. In a summary that is both specific to the album and a telling appraisal of an artist coming into her own, David McGee, writing in the online roots music/cultural journal Deep Roots (www.deeprootsmag.org), praised I'm Changing as a rare breed, a roots torch album of sweep and depth comparable to classic pop counterparts such as Sinatra's devastating Gordon Jenkins-arranged No One Cares, and concluded: (Lisa Mills is) a singer and songwriter of the first rank, uncompromising in the vision and concept o

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Connla

on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Connla are Ciara McCafferty (vocals & bodhran), Ciaran Carlin (flute & whistles), Paul Starrett (guitar), Emer Mallon (harp & vocals) and Conor Mallon (Ulster & All-Ireland Uilleann Pipes Champion). They are an exciting new band with strong traditional roots as well as influences from across the globe. Their sensitive and innovative arrangements of traditional and modern folk songs and tunes have earned them praise across the folk community. Having met whilst studying Music at Ulster University, they quickly began performing together and developing friendships. The hottest new group out of Northern Ireland (Chicago Irish American News). Consider this your early warning system....there is something serious on the horizon and that creative storm is Connla. Irish Music Magazine See http://connlamusic.com/ Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Connla

on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Connla are Ciara McCafferty (vocals & bodhran), Ciaran Carlin (flute & whistles), Paul Starrett (guitar), Emer Mallon (harp & vocals) and Conor Mallon (Ulster & All-Ireland Uilleann Pipes Champion). They are an exciting new band with strong traditional roots as well as influences from across the globe. Their sensitive and innovative arrangements of traditional and modern folk songs and tunes have earned them praise across the folk community. Having met whilst studying Music at Ulster University, they quickly began performing together and developing friendships. The hottest new group out of Northern Ireland (Chicago Irish American News). Consider this your early warning system....there is something serious on the horizon and that creative storm is Connla. Irish Music Magazine See http://connlamusic.com/ Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Rura With Adam Holmes

on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 7:30pm

"Live Act of the Year" winners, 2015 Trad Music Awards, RURA are "one of the most exciting bands on the Scottish folk scene" (Songlines). The five-piece's fire first ignited in 2010, as award-winners at Glasgow's world-renowned Celtic Connections festival, where they have now appeared on a remarkable seven consecutive occasions. Since then, Steven Blake, Adam Brown, David Foley, Adam Holmes and Jack Smedley's powerful instrumentals and haunting songcraft has been a highlight of many of the world's leading folk festivals including Cambridge, Tønder, Winnipeg, HebCelt and Shetland, amongst countless others. A magical blend of fiddle, Highland pipes, whistle, flute, bodhran, guitar and voice grabs you by the throat and won't let go. Sure to sell out so get an early bird ticket (£10) now! Doors 7.30pm, concert starts 8pm. Licensed bar.

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Kaz Hawkins Band

on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Northern Ireland blues darling Kaz Hawkins is no longer its best-kept secret. The musical prodigy won the Pure M Award for 2015 All-Ireland Best Female artist in a ceremony streamed live to the world on 26 September 2015. Beating nine acts to the prize, the Belfast East Side Arts ambassador flew the flag for Northern Ireland at the Pure M Awards, just as she did when she accepted the prestigious Barry Middleton Award for Emerging Artist at the British Blues Awards on 15 September. Kaz was also nominated for Northern Ireland's prestigious NI Music Prize in 2014 and again in 2015. Kaz's stellar rise to success will be no surprise to Northern Ireland music aficionados and her blues fans world-wide, whom she's been wooing for years with her deep, powerful voice, original song writing and soulful tracks. The latest featured on her Get Ready album which won the Blues Matters Writers Poll Best Studio Album of 2015, beating Roger Daltrey and Wilko Johnson. No mean feat for the 42 year-old Belfast woman who owes surviving a life of physical and emotional hardship, to music and a larger-than-life personality that doesn't take setbacks lying down! Kaz and her band are currently in recording for a second album to be released in spring 2016 just ahead of the band's 2016 UK Tour. Kaz has also changed the line up to increase the band sound. The one remaining original member, Nick McConkey on guitar has been with Kaz for almost four years. On the band's 2015 Hallelujah UK Tour, Kaz added Peter Uhrin on drums and as awards came Kaz decided to change things around with the addition of the drummer's brother on Bass. Yani Uhrin joined, already firmly locked in musically with his brother, meaning the band now have a powerful close knit rhythm section. Kaz also wanted to improve the melodic side to the band sound and has added Deanne Jones on backing vocals, adding more flavour and a fresh dynamic to the already award winning sound of the Kaz Hawkins Band. Kaz Hawkins (Vocal,Guitar,Percussion) Nick McConkey (Guitar) Pete Uhrin (Drums) Yani Uhrin (Bass) Deanne Jones (Backing Vocalist) www.kazhawkins.com https://www.facebook.com/kazhawkinssongs https://soundcloud.com/kaz-hawkins-1 https://twitter.com/kazhawkins

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Otis Gibbs

on Thu, 29 Sep 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ While writing the songs on this record, I found myself thinking an awful lot about my father and how he encouraged me to do everything I could to pursue a creative life. He rode a Harley Davidson Chopper, sang along to Jerry Lee Lewis records and took absolutely no shit from anyone. The only job he ever enjoyed was driving a tow truck, but he couldn't support the family on just 85 cents an hour. He was convinced he'd finally hit the jackpot when he got a job throwing 100 pound bags of starch into boxcars for $1.85 an hour. Thirty years later, he retired with a worn out back, a bad shoulder and a cheap certificate in a cardboard frame. He once told me they were his "Souvenirs Of A Misspent Youth." One thing I inherited from my father was his low tolerance for bullshit and let's face it, the arts world is full of it. With that in mind, one morning I scribbled a thought onto the cover of my notebook that served as a reminder while working on these songs. "There are only two people in art who matter. There's the creative individual and the person experiencing it, everything else is an artificial filter." If I have one core artistic belief, that would probably be it. That principle and a whole lot of scratching, clawing and sacrifice has earned me a loyal cult following throughout Europe and in parts of the USA, but don't feel bad if you've never heard of me. I like to joke around the house that I've done everything I can to remain obscure without realizing it. While my parents worked during the day, it fell upon some strange individuals to babysit me. One of these people was my uncle. He wasn't the best choice to babysit a 4 year old because he'd just gotten out of prison. He wasn't even really my uncle, he and my aunt were just shacking up. Living in sin. Renting with the option to buy. He got bored watching me, so he took me to a neighborhood bar that had an upright piano in the corner. He'd sit me on top of that piano and I'd sing Hank Williams and Jimmy Rodgers songs while he accompanied me. The drunks thought I was a cute kid, so they gave me tip money and I'd sing their requests. My uncle would then take that money and get drunk on it. That's when I first learned how the music industry actually works. One of the benefits of being a touring musician is I often find myself dropped into unexpected situations. These moments sometimes make their way into my songwriting. Experiences like crossing the Carpathian Mountains in Romania in a snowstorm and picking up a nine year old hitchhiker named "Cozmina." She told me her family's tragic story as I gave her a ride over the top of the mountain. I recently visited the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. There's a saying that every American knows someone whose name is on that wall, but as I stood there, I couldn't think of anyone. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks. As a kid in Wanamaker, Indiana, we had an aging boxer living in the house next door who had just lost his son in Vietnam. My Father did everything he could to be supportive, so we stopped by every day to visit. At the time, I was just a kid and didn't understand any of it. After finding my neighbor's son's name on the wall, I found myself standing there silently grieving beside strangers and remembering his Father (and mine). These newfound memories of my father and our pugilist friend stuck with me and eventually lead to "Ghosts Of Our Fathers." I've planted 7,176 trees in my lifetime. These were all large trees and were planted without the benefit of heavy machinery. Just shovels, spades and strong backs. It was my day job for about ten years and I loved it, but my body started to break down toward the end. Luckily, I started touring more in the UK and Europe which allowed me to play music full time. I quit that job about 8 years ago and haven't had a day job since. "No Rust On My Spade" is a song that looks back to those days when I prided myself in being a Nurseryman. "It Was A Train" and "The Darker Side Of Me" are loosely based on stories told to me by hobo friends around Midwestern campfires. My father was a hunter. At a very young age I followed him into the forests of Indiana in search of deer, rabbit and squirrel. I struggled for years to find a way to tell him that I loved being alone in the woods with him more than anything, but the idea of killing animals for "sport" repulsed me. "With A Gun In My Hand" tells the story that I was unable to tell as a kid. I'm happy to report that as he aged he lost all interest in hunting. This made him love the outdoors even more. I host a show called Thanks For Giving A Damn. It features your favorite musicians telling road stories, tall tales and vague recollections. There's no music, just talk. It's available as a podcast and there's a new episode posted to iTunes every Wednesday. I love hearing road stories, so I started the show as a way to share these stories directly with the people who enjoy my work. I had modest expectations at first, but was pleasantly surprised when the audience grew much quicker than I ever could have hoped. I'm happily living in East Nashville with my partner, Amy Lashley and a few too many rescued pets. (Let me know if you need a cat.) Amy and I have been together for over 15 years, but I don't want anyone to get the wrong idea. We're just hanging out. I'm a hell of a lot more like my old man than I'd care to admit. Like him, I work for a living. My job is to make people feel something and that's what I've tried to do with "Souvenirs Of A Misspent Youth." It's a record that I'm proud of and I believe it's my finest work to date. Thank you kindly for taking the time to experience it and I hope we might one day meet in person. Thanks for giving a damn, -Otis Gibbs

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Blues In The City Festival 6

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Chelmsford Social Club 6:30pm

This is our 6th festival raising monies for the Remus Horse Sanctuary again. We are thrilled to have one of worlds top guitarists playing for us all the way from the U.S.A. Jerry Donahue the legend of the telecaster is going to play in Chelmsford and joining him is Blue Swamp who are amazing as a collective they are known The Blues Folk. If that is not enough we have another legend Jerimiah Marques & the Blue Aces and then to cap it all we have Jamie Williams & the Roots Collective. I think you will agree we have excelled this year and wait til you see who else we have lined up for you. Day 1: The Blues Folk (Jerry Donahue & John Williamsom + Mike Bowden & Big Vern), Jerimiah Marques & the Blue Aces & Jamie Williams & the Roots Collective. Day 2: Cowell / Hayes / Simpson / Stroud & Kelly (the Monday Band and Bad Influnce mixed together) Nicky Moore's Blues Corporation & Northsyde

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Allen Valleys Folk Festival 2016

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Allendale Village Hall|Allendale St Cuthbert's Church Hall 7:00pm

Kathryn Tickell & Superfolkus, Stick in the Wheel, The Turbans, Nick Harper, Tim Dalling, Alistair Anderdson and many more fantastic acts. There are limited stocks on sale until 31 May. Take a look at the line up http://allenvalleysfolkfestival.co.uk/ for this year's festival. There's a fantastic range of bands and perfomers, probabaly our best yet.

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Saul Rose And James Delarre

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Saul Rose and James Delarre, plus a set from each of the support acts. * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged (ie no paid employment) - proof required at the door on the night. Please note that we have an allocation of ten concessionary online tickets for each of our concerts - first come first served! * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £13/11 * Mix of row seats and standing room. * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. IF HAVING A SEAT IS ESSENTIAL TO YOU, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE THERE WHEN THE DOOR OPENS AT 7PM, AS THE ROOM FILLS UP QUICKLY FOR POPULAR CONCERTS. We will not be able to bring in extra seats. * Children are welcome provided they sit quietly without disturbing other members of the audience. If you are unsure about this, please contact us before buying tickets for children. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat in the ballroom and then eat elsewhere. If you wish to eat, please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to order and eat your food. * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

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Saul Rose And James Delarre

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Saul Rose and James Delarre, plus a set from each of the support acts. * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged (ie no paid employment) - proof required at the door on the night. Please note that we have an allocation of ten concessionary online tickets for each of our concerts - first come first served! * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £13/11 * Mix of row seats and standing room. * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. IF HAVING A SEAT IS ESSENTIAL TO YOU, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE THERE WHEN THE DOOR OPENS AT 7PM, AS THE ROOM FILLS UP QUICKLY FOR POPULAR CONCERTS. We will not be able to bring in extra seats. * Children are welcome provided they sit quietly without disturbing other members of the audience. If you are unsure about this, please contact us before buying tickets for children. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat in the ballroom and then eat elsewhere. If you wish to eat, please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to order and eat your food. * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

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Martin Simpson

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Hebden Bridge Wadsworth Community Centre; 6:45am

Doors 6.45. Show begin 7.30 Food available before and at the interval. Real ales. Martin was nominated for Musician of the Year and for Best Album with 'Vagrant Stanzas' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 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. In addition his own songwriting has produced some real gems, from the truck-stop epic, Love Never Dies to the profoundly moving Never Any Good and "One Day". His career includes collaborations on stage and record with June Tabor, Kelly Joe Phelps, Jackson Browne, Danny Thompson, Danú, Martin Carthy, Cara Dillon, David Lindley, Roy Bailey, Martin Taylor, David Hidalgo, Steve Miller, Dick Gaughan and many more. Martin has been nominated an astounding 31 times in the fifteen years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - more than any other performer - with 12 nominations for Musician of The Year, which he has won twice. 2008 saw an incredible 5 nominations for "Prodigal Son' and 2 wins, whilst in 2010 he had an unprecedented 6 nominations for his CD, "True Stories" and a win for Best Traditional Track, "Sir Patrick Spens". Whether playing American old-time music, blues, a Dylan song or his own material, Martin Simpson is unpredictable, individual and a guitarist of immense subtlety. In 2013, Martin celebrated his 60th year with some major festival appearances and the launch of his latest album 'Vagrant Stanzas', which was released by Topic Records. . One of the virtuoso instrumentalists of the English music scene 'Sounds better than ever' **** 4 Stars The Guardian Simpson has become a fine interpreter of traditional and other songs, as well as a notable writer of his own. The Times Support is with duo Two's Company.

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The Band From County Hell + The Brandy Thieves

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Beverly Smith And John Grimm

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes 7:30pm

Top old-time musicianship from Georgia, USA

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Kiki Dee & Carmello Luggeri

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

Kiki maintains our tradition of opening WemsFest with one of the finest female UK-based musicians we can find (and afford!). She follows in the footsteps of Sally Barker (2014), and Judie Tzuke (2015). Please understand that due to the expenses involved with a concert like this we cannot offer a large quantity of concessionaire tickets.

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Kiki Dee & Carmello Luggeri

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

Kiki maintains our tradition of opening WemsFest with one of the finest female UK-based musicians we can find (and afford!). She follows in the footsteps of Sally Barker (2014), and Judie Tzuke (2015). Please understand that due to the expenses involved with a concert like this we cannot offer a large quantity of concessionaire tickets.

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Rikki Thomas Martinez + Luke Carver Goss

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Nick Harper

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

Doors 7pm Please let us know if you have any disabilities and require support/seating. About Nick His first solo release was the 1994 EP Light at the End of the Kennel which he quickly succeeded with his 1995 album Seed. In 1996, after this release, he had a chance meeting with Squeeze frontman and songwriter Glenn Tilbrook, which led to Harper being given the support slot for the forthcoming Squeeze tour and his being signed up to Tilbrook's own Quixotic label. Following tours in the UK, US and Japan, Harper recorded both the 1998 album Smithereens and 2000's Harperspace with Tilbrook as producer. After moving to the Sangraal label in the early 2000s, a further EP (2001's Instrumental), live double album (2002's Double Life) and studio album (Blood Songs in 2004) were released. His 2006 album Treasure Island was a change of direction, seeing both a concerted shift to more overtly political themes (songs such as Knuckledraggers, Sleeper Cell and Intelligent Design spliced together from audio clips of George W. Bush's speeches on the war on terror were all highly critical of the Bush regime) and to more historical perspectives. The album's title track is inspired by an obscure Liverpudlian philanthropist who employed destitute men returning from the Napoleonic Wars to dig tunnels for no other reason than to give them something to do. May 2007 saw a special iTunes download release of his first single "Blue Sky Thinking", taken from his sixth studio album Miracles for Beginners on behalf of the Love Hope Strength Foundation, a cancer charity founded to provide a global support network for cancer survivors. It reached no. 1 in the iTunes folk chart[citation needed] and received favourable reviews and radio airplay across the UK and Europe. All proceeds from the single went to the Foundation. Miracles for Beginners itself was released in June 2007. After taking a three-year hiatus from recording to focus on touring and charity work, he announced that in February 2010 he would embark on a UK tour to promote his forthcoming album, The Last Guitar. The album was released the following month and features his then 13-year-old daughter taking a guest vocal slot on one of the songs Silly Daddy. The tour and album served as a prelude to his prestigious gig on the Glastonbury Festival Avalon stage on 26 June 2010. Harper's 2013 album Riven was perhaps his most ambitious work, and was well received by press and fans alike. He quickly followed this in October 2014 with an all-acoustic album Nix, recorded at home in Wiltshire.

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Oxford Fiddle Group

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Finstock Village Hall 7:30pm

Evenlode Folk presents Oxford Fiddle Group OFG perform songs and tunes from mainly England and Scotland, but also include material from Ireland and the USA. Thery are keen to promote their own local musical heritage, such as the title track of their latest album 'Beyond the Spires'. Tunes can be foot-tapping jigs and reels, or catchy hornpipes and marches, or beautiful slow airs and laments. Performances are 'tight' and fun, yet always played with passion. Doors 7.30pm, music from 8.00 pm Tickets £5 advance, £6 on the door. Bar.

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Ashley Hutchings

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

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

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Otis Gibbs

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Torquay The Crown & Sceptre 8:30pm

Gibbs' songs feature stories about every day life. He has been compared to Woody Guthrie, Tom T. Hall, Kris Kristofferson, and Townes Van Zandt. The website Saving Country Music describes him as Gibbs a "storyteller's storyteller" with an "independent spirit." His most recent album, "Souvenirs of a Misspent Youth" has been described as "his most pleasing, direct and artful work" by The Tennessean.Alan Harrison of No Depression notes that "The Darker Side of Me" is the type of song that Johnny Cash would be interested in recording. Billy Bragg included Gibbs' song "The Peoples Day" in a list of "Top Five Songs with Something to Say", published in the Wall Street Journal. Andy Gill of the The Independent wrote that there is a "authenticity and dedication in Gibbs' delivery which is somehow cleansing in its purity"

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The Andy May Trio

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Three award-winning musicians from Newcastle Northumbrian piper Andy May (from Jez Lowe's The Bad Pennies, Baltic Crossing), guitarist Ian Stephenson (Kan, Baltic Crossing) and fiddler Sophy Ball (422, Bottle Bank Band) come together as The Andy May Trio to play high energy instrumental folk, inspired by the music of their native North East. The trio were the hits of last year's Sidmouth Folk Week and we are delighted to have persuaded them to return down South to kick off our new season of club nights. An evening in their company will include traditional tunes from Northumberland, newly-composed material by all members of the band and an introduction to the pipes, all delivered with warmth and humour. which is sure to delight. There's a certain connection only heard between musicians after many years' playing in each other's company; so following more than a decade's music making together in various guises the tight interplay and sense of fun between these three friends is sure to delight. A dazzling show is guaranteed filled with virtuosity and energy. TICKET PRICE INCLUDES FREE 2016/17 MEMBERSHIP.

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Kirk Fletcher

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Southampton The 1865 7:00pm

Kirk Fletcher has a reputation as a bonafide can't-miss performer. His soulful playing and singing never fails to elicit chills, and his unique approach to blues and roots music is both refreshingly modern and completely authentic. Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, he has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the globe. He is a four-time Blues Music Award and a 2015 British Blues Award nominee and has played with a variety of popular artists, including Joe Bonamassa and a three-year role as lead guitarist of The Fabulous Thunderbirds. He is also the frontman of his own Kirk Fletcher Band, having released three studio albums and a live album. A fourth studio album is currently in the works. Kirk is hands-down one of the best blues guitarists in the world. Joe Bonamassa Fletcher's playing is a synthesis of the best qualities of contemporary electric blues, but he isn't confined by it. He displays a limitless flow of concepts in a slow-blues context. Vintage Guitar Magazine Fletcher favors toothy Strat tones, stinging bends, and flurries of tight, staccato riffs that seem to pop from his fretboard like little firecrackers Guitar Player Magazine

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Blackstone Edge

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Appletreewick The Craven Arms 7:30pm

We are very excited to welcome, BLACKTONE EDGE + Support to the Cruck Barn stage. Blackstone Edge are a West Yorkshire based folk rock band. From rousing fiddle driven rock to traditional songs and self-penned material, they deliver their music in their own unmistakable style. Songs about the luddites, handweavers, the Yorkshire coast and the English Civil War evoke a timeless atmosphere transporting you back in time. Moving over the water, stories are told of the sailors of old Amsterdam. Musically the atmosphere continues with Robin's 'Mystic Moors' guitar solo transcending time to the elements of the wild Pennine hills, the home to the name 'Blackstone Edge' and the rugged millstone grit moonscape on the very peak and natural frontier of the Pennine ridge. With two albums previously recorded at Fairport Convention's Woodworm Studios, they are currently working on number three

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Martin Carthy And Jim Causley

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

For up to date info go to www.ashkeysmusic.com Jim site www.jimcausley.co.uk/ Martin site www.watersoncarthy.com/id22.htm For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick and his award-winning wife (Norma Waterson) and daughter Eliza Carthy have resulted in more than 40 albums, but Martin has only recorded 10 solo albums, of which the much anticipated Waiting for Angels (Topic TSCD527) is the latest. Jim Causley Five times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jim Causley is a singer/musician who is passionate about traditional song and particularly that of his native Westcountry. As one third of The Devil's Interval he toured with Waterson:Carthy for seven consecutive years as part of their annual Frost & Fire Christmas show and joined them in the studio for on their last album 'Holy Heathens and the Old Green Man' (Topic). Causley has recorded with several respected artists including Show of Hands, John McCusker and David Rotheray of Beautiful South fame. In recent years, projects have included touring with Steve Knightley and Kate Rusby

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Sunjay @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:30pm

Sat 1st October Sunjay @ Wychwood Folk Club + Support by Alan Pettifer Tiddy Hall, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AG Tickets £10.00 in advance £12.00 on the door Start 8pm.Doors 7.30pm Parking & Bar Available Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@gmail.com "Sunjay is very much the man of the moment. Not so much the flavour of the month is the flavour of the year." Living Tradition You could be forgiven for thinking at first listen that Sunjay is older than his 22 years. With a relaxed and confident manner, vocal style and mastery of his instrument he walks onto a stage and addresses the audiences though he is sitting down to play music with a group of close friends; a completely natural approach for a young man who picked up the guitar when he was just 4 years old and hasn't put it down since. Sunjay's style has that natural drift between folk and blues and both camps have recognised his obvious flair. There have been a clutch of award nominations, including winning the Wath Festival Young Performers Award. He also made the final selection for the BBC's Young Folk Award in 2012, had three nominations at the Exposure Music Awards 2014 and was also recognised by the 2014 British Blues Awards. Drawing from a rich, musical and cultural background it is hardly surprising that Sunjay has quickly become recognised as one of the UK's rising stars. His performances have been described as mature & confident, while his guitar playing has been hailed as superb, brilliant, experienced, intricate & faultless. Sunjay clocked over a hundred tour dates in 2013 supporting the likes of Steeleye Span, Martin Simpson, Passenger, and Terry Reid. With three albums already to his name, ('Seems So Real' 2011, 'One Night Only' 2013 and 'Sunjay' 2014) Sunjay has just recorded his fourth release (Black & Blues released 30th November 2015). "Already creating a stir with talents way beyond his years. A really soothing, natural sound and most definitely destined for bigger things." - Maverick Magazine For such a young performer, Sunjay shows real confidence, maturity and ease on stage that it seems like he has been doing nothing else all of his life. Folk All Magazine "A great voice."- Blues Matters Magazine He's a wizard on the guitar; I think I'd call it jazz-folk! Vin Garbutt An amazing picker, a must see. Terry Reid "Listen, watch and take note." - FATEA Magazine Alan Pettifer Alan started songwriting way back in the early seventies, and one of his early influences back then was Tony Joe White an American singer songwriter whose country blues style and storytelling just knocked me out. However, over the years he's developed his own style of writing, singing and playing and his songs have meaningful lyrics and memorable melodies. That they are emotive in every way and tell only of real live experiences and events, whether happy or sad. he plays and composes in most genres. His songs and concerts have raised many, many thousands of pounds for charities, such as Afghan Heroes, Crimestoppers UK, Royal British Legion, Downs Syndrome, The Burma School Appeal and the Motor Neuron Disease Association. www.wychwoodfolkclub.com www.wegottickets.com/wychwoodfolkclub http://www.sunjay.tv/ http://www.alanpettifer.com/

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Otis Gibbs

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:30pm

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Papa Truck

on Sat, 1 Oct 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 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Papa Truck is a popular bluegrass band who have been performing together for over 10 years. They have recorded three albums, 'Papa Truck', 'Stand Out Of The Shade' and 'Further Down The Road' which has just been released. They have taken American Bluegrass music and added their own British spin and individual influences to make what they call "British Bluegrass". Proud to be a band that perform original music they have played in both the local area and abroad, performing at Bluegrass and other music venues and festivals around the UK.

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The Sean Taylor Trio

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Manningtree Red Lion 8:00pm

We are pleased to welcome Sean Taylor back to the Red Lion. Sean is a talented singer-songwriter in the folk blues tradition with a growing reputation. He is in demand to play in clubs and at festivals all over Europe. Sean will be accompanied by Hannah Piranha on violin and Paulina Szczepan on percussion. In support will be Red Lion favourite Jazmine Ava making a welcome return to performing after taking a maternity break

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Robb Johnson - Matinée

on Sat, 1 Oct 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 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Robb Johnson is widely recognised as one of the UK's finest songwriters. An English original, (Robin Denselow, the Guardian) ... one of our best singer-songwriters ever (Mike Harding). He gigs in the UK, Belgium, Germany & the USA, & his songs are covered by many singers. In 2013 the release of a new, revised version of Gentle Men, Robb's family history of the First World War, recorded with Roy Bailey & Barb Jungr, again received unanimous critical acclaim - a wonderful mixture of the political and personal...A really moving piece of work (Billy Bragg, & a folk classic (The Guardian) A review of Robb's 2014 album Us & Them said Robb Johnson keeps folk music relevant & thought-provoking. 'Us & Them' shows what can be created by one man & a guitar, (The Living Tradition), while the following year's band album, Here Goes Nothing, prompted the following review from R2: Within bars of the opening onslaught..it's evident that Robb is quite the kamikaze axe man. The November 2015 release of a live song & spoken word recording of Gentle Men A Solo Performance, was described as Intense, engaging & very moving (fROOTS). In 2016, PM Press in the US released A Reasonable History of Impossible Demands, a 5 CD career-to-date box set - a magnificent retrospective (R2), this is one real essential purchase (fROOTS). My Best Regards, a new album of 13 songs, will be released this September. It features pianist Jenny Carr & bassist John Forrester, who worked together on 2013's Gentle Men, & Robb's son Arvin on drums & percussion. The album also contains different versions of 3 of the songs 2 recorded with Brighton's Hullabaloo Quire, & one song, When the Tide Comes in, recorded with the Palestinian singer Reem Kelani. Robb will be touring the UK in October to celebrate the release of this album, & is particularly happy that on the first weekend he is having the London launch gig at Green Note.

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Sarah Deere-jones

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Sarah Deere-Jones is one of the UK's most talented and versatile harpists, she was classically trained but soon turned her focus onto medieval and traditional music, with her ground-breaking compositions and arrangements, that are now in demand around the world and have been placed on UK harp grade-exam lists. She regularly appears at major music and harp festivals in America and Australia performing solo concerts and holding workshops for student harpists. As well as performing haunting songs and dazzling instrumentals from the English traditional and Celtic genres she also includes jazz and world music. Her work using the Aeolian harp (wind blown) has lead to her music being broadcast on national TV and Radio where it has been widely acclaimed. Sarah's own research on the medieval harp has shown how it is truly a traditional English, as well as Celtic musical instrument, and her concerts, which are full of dry humour, present the harp and it's image, in an entirely different light. 'Absolutely magnificent, more of this please!' Folk Roots NOV 2015 'Spell-binding and seriously enchants' Fatea 'A wonderful piece of musical escapism' Folking.com 'An inventive intuitive musician' Musician Magazine.

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40th Anniversary Ceilidh

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Godalming Borough Hall 7:00pm

The first Godalming Borough Hall (GBH) barn dance was held in August 1976. Forty years later we are still going strong, as popular as ever. To celebrate this landmark we have booked two of our dancers' favourite bands, PolkaWorks and The Bismarks plus two very popular callers in recent years, Barry Goodman and Nick Walden, plus Eddie Upton, who called at our very first dance and has come out of calling retirement for one night only.

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Robb Johnson

on Sun, 2 Oct 2016 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

More info at Ash Keys Music www.ashkeysmusic.com www.robbjohnson.co.uk/ Robb Johnson is now widely recognised as one of the finest songwriters working in the UK today. His songs feature in the repertoires of a wide variety of musicians, from folk legend Roy Bailey to acclaimed cabaret diva Barb Jungr, & he enjoys a similarly diverse spectrum of critical acclaim a modern-day Dostoyevsky said the US's Dirty Linen, Mojo made the double CD Gentle Men Folk Album Of The Month, while The Daily Telegraph made it their Folk Album Of 1998, & Tony Benn says Johnson's Winter Turns To Spring is his favourite song.

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Tinderbox

on Sun, 2 Oct 2016 at Bournemouth Trouville Hotel 7:00pm

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Tinderbox

on Sun, 2 Oct 2016 at Bournemouth Trouville Hotel 7:00pm

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Singers' Night (with Stage And Pa System)

on Sun, 2 Oct 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 spotlight and necessitates more practice and preparation. To assist in the process our more experienced regular performers and volunteers are happy to offer assistance to help prepare those for whom the step up from the singaround to the darkened stage may be daunting. For example we'll be happy to help unaccompanied singers choose a suitable pitch (or even accompany them if they prefer). We'll aim to set up the stage from 6pm and if time allows there should be the opportunity to have a run-through using the microphones. So please come prepared with everything you need...capo, picks, guitar strap and most importantly PLEASE to paraphrase Bob Dylan "know your song well before you start singing" If you have any questions please email via the website. We hope that the most successful spots may eventually get the opportunity to progress to a full support spot (usually 25 mins- 5 songs)

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Zoe Conway And John Mc Intyre

on Mon, 3 Oct 2016 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music starts 8:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. "simply one of the best folk duos on the planet" (BBC) With an exciting blend of eclectic fiddle and guitar music, Zoë Conway and John Mc Intyre bring to the stage sympathetic arrangements of traditional Irish music, compositions and songs, old and new. The husband and wife folk duo possesses a rare facility to draw pieces into their repertoire from other genres such as classical, jazz and world music and express this material in way which not only displays the sheer range and knowledge of both instrumentalists but also exhibits the wonderful versatility of their instruments. The recent release of their critically acclaimed album entitled Go Mairir I Bhfad_Long Life To You has brought international attention to the duo, and so they are increasingly in demand in Ireland and abroad. For this unique album, twelve leading Irish composers were commissioned to each create a piece specifically for Zoë and John, for fiddle and guitar. Liz Carroll, Máirtín O'Connor, Steve Cooney, Frankie Gavin, Andy Irvine, Charlie Lennon, Donal Lunny, Tommy Peoples, Peadar O Riada, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Niall Vallely and Bill Whelan were all involved in this exciting project. The album received a glorious five stars from national paper, The Irish Times. (see review below) Zoë, no stranger to the stage, has performed with an impressive list of international artists including Riverdance, Damien Rice, Lou Reed, Nick Cave, Rodrigo y Gabriella to mention but a few. In contrast to this, she has been an important figure within classical music circles in Ireland and abroad, as her crossover discipline has allowed her the pleasure of appearing as soloist with acclaimed orchestras such as The Irish Chamber Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and German WDR Symphony Orchestra; pieces recited include her own compositions and works composed for her by world renowned Irish composer, Bill Whelan. John began his career as electric guitarist with Irish indie band, The Revs. Through this he has also known the privilege of performing on many famous stages and festivals including Oxygen, Wittness and Slane in Ireland, Reading and Leeds in the UK, Rockpalast and Haldern in Germany, and SXSW in America. He has worked alongside many world renowned producers, and is now producing and recording in rock and roll, traditional and classical genres. In his studio work, the tone and feel of the performer is of paramount importance, and his recordings are acclaimed for their 'true to life' representations. With a similarly diverse background in music to Zoë, John studied classical guitar for many years, and from early childhood, he was immersed in the traditional music of south west Donegal. Together, Zoë Conway and John Mc Intyre have been described as "simply one of the best folk duos on the planet" (BBC), and audiences in Ireland and beyond keep coming back for more. They have performed for dignitaries around the world, and this year they were invited to perform a special concert for Irish president, Michael D. Higgins in the National Concert Hall, Dublin. For the concert, they played their own music with The National Symphony Orchestra, which was also broadcast live across the world on Lyric FM. They were awarded 'Best Live Show' from popular YouTube channel, Balcony TV, and have received a combined 250,000 views online.

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The Nick Rooke Band

on Mon, 3 Oct 2016 at Etton The Processed Pea 7:00pm

October sees a welcome return to the ever popular Nick Rooke Band. We operate a first come first in system so the earlier you arrive the more choice of seats you have. The Processed Pea is based in the Light Dragoon Inn in Etton Near Beverley. Show commences at 8pm. Sorry, no food available.

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Red Butler

on Mon, 3 Oct 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:15pm

With a burning desire to entertain and pursue a serious music career, at the age of 18 Alex Butler decided to form a band. The blues/rock outfit Red Butler emerged in April 2012, and the established line up consists of Alex Butler (guitar), Charlie Simpson (drums), Jane Pearce (vocals) and Mike Topp (bass). Drawing upon influences from SRV, Etta James, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Moore, Free, King King, Santana and Derek Trucks the band have developed their own style of writing and have begun producing thoughtful, light hearted and melodic compositions. The band have been mentioned a number of times by the blues media culminating in the award for 'Best New UK Act' 2014 via the Writers Poll for Blues Matters. Their 2nd album, produced by Wayne Proctor, will be available soon. More info here: http://www.redbutlermusic.co.uk

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Red Butler

on Mon, 3 Oct 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:15pm

With a burning desire to entertain and pursue a serious music career, at the age of 18 Alex Butler decided to form a band. The blues/rock outfit Red Butler emerged in April 2012, and the established line up consists of Alex Butler (guitar), Charlie Simpson (drums), Jane Pearce (vocals) and Mike Topp (bass). Drawing upon influences from SRV, Etta James, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Moore, Free, King King, Santana and Derek Trucks the band have developed their own style of writing and have begun producing thoughtful, light hearted and melodic compositions. The band have been mentioned a number of times by the blues media culminating in the award for 'Best New UK Act' 2014 via the Writers Poll for Blues Matters. Their 2nd album, produced by Wayne Proctor, will be available soon. More info here: http://www.redbutlermusic.co.uk

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Wille & The Bandits

on Tue, 4 Oct 2016 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:30pm

Essentially Wille and the Bandits is a classic blues rock three piece much in the vain of Cream or The Jimi Hendrix experience. But in a similar way to how these bands pushed the genre in their time, Wille and the Bandits try to take their sound beyond what is expected of such a traditional line up. The use of more bizarre instrumentation and eclectic influences in the song writing often pushes them more into a world music or progressive category. Having toured with artists such as Deep Purple through to the John Butler trio and played major festivals across Europe, the band seem to leave an equally astounding impression on audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds with their energetic and soulful performances. They have received great critical acclaim, being voted in the top ten must see bands at Glastonbury 2014 by BBC Radio 1 and reaching number 2 in the UK blues chart with their first single on downloads alone. Now touring their third independently released studio album Wille and the Bandits fan base, repertoire of sounds, styles and innovation seems to be growing at an exponential rate. The band are praised in the press for their albums; bursting at the seams with textures, originality and soul. Rock legends such as Ian Paice, Joe Bonamassa and Francis Rossi have also praised the band's musicianship and their unique edge to Rock and Blues. It's rare to find a band as dynamic as Wille and the Bandits, one that is just as comfortable and as impressive at both ends of the sonic spectrum. In the modern age of disposable music it is refreshing to hear a band that still value the art of creating albums and who continue to bring new instruments and ideas into their songwriting rather than settling for a tried and tested formula. Ten seconds of Youtube will not scratch the surface of the band's sound and message; this is a band that is very much about discovery and one best experienced LIVE!

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Russell Swallow

on Tue, 4 Oct 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fresh from touring across Europe, from street busking and house concerts, beaches to mountains, Russell now returns to London to celebrate the launch of his debut record 'My Lover, Her Lover And Me' with a set at the legendary Green Note. Dynamic, melodic songs of brooding, confessional, indie. Classic and electronica grooves underpin sensual imagery & playful melodies, powered by rich tenor vocals, driven acoustic and electric guitars, and gorgeous ambient synths. 'clearly a man with poetry in his soul' - Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music 'very, very beautiful' - Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio 6 Music 'powerful arrangements and an emotionally charged delivery' - Institute Of Contemporary Arts

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Chip Taylor

on Tue, 4 Oct 2016 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

The New York Times says it best about Chip Taylor. If you only know him as the as the guy who wrote 'Wild Thing' and 'Angel of the Morning you don't know him! Chip Taylor is making some of the most distinctive acoustic music around today. Rolling Stone, meanwhile, names him one of America's finest songwriters as well as a masterful singer and performer, His two best-known songs are only some of the many pop, rock, country and R&B chart hits he wrote in the 1960s (Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield and Frank Sinatra all recorded his songs). Taylor was then one of the pioneers of the pivotal country-rock movement as a recording artist in the 1970s. His 1973 album, Last Chance, remains a beloved cult classic. But after refusing to play by the Nashville establishment rules, Taylor gave up music for full-time professional gambling in 1980. Since returning to music in 1996 he has enjoyed elder statesman stature within the Americana, contemporary folk and singer-songwriter scenes as an artist in his own right as well as in collaboration on albums and in performance with Carrie Rodriguez, Kendel Carson and John Platania. In a remarkable and prolific run, Taylor has released nearly an album a year since his return, each rising high on the Americana chart. As The Guardian notes, Chip Taylor, like Johnny Cash, is well worth rediscovering by a new generation. His latest album, The Little Prayers Trilogy, is a unique, eclectic collection of new songs over 3 albums. Ranging from stark demo recordings in his garage studio to fully fleshed out roots rock, the songs have in common the power and hope of prayer. Included are two stellar duets with Americana superstar Lucinda Williams that were written out of his experience playing a series of shows in Swedish prisons. If names like Willie Nelson, Guy Clark, Kris Kristofferson and Townes Van Zandt mean anything to you, you should make a point of discovering Chip Taylor, urges critic Anthony DeCurtis. Whether you know it or not, he's earned his way into that exalted company.

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James Hickman And Dan Cassidy

on Wed, 5 Oct 2016 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn 7:30pm

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Erja Lyytinen Band

on Wed, 5 Oct 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Skinny Lister

on Wed, 5 Oct 2016 at Manchester Ruby Lounge 7:30pm

One of the best live bands in the country are back with their biggest UK headline tour to date, taking place in October 2016. Skinny Lister, who have been performing non-stop across Europe and the United States, return with flagon in hand, party spirit in their bellies and only one thing on their mind: fun. 2016 has already been an exceptional year for the twelve-legged party machine that is Skinny Lister. Kicking things off was a support tour across Germany, Austria and Switzerland with label-mate and fan Frank Turner. Then it was a quick hop across the pond for Flogging Molly's festival Salty Dog Cruise, around the Bahamas, before heading out on their own East Coast headline tour with label pals, Beans On Toast and Will Varley in tow. Many of the shows were sold out well in advance and signalled a big step up for the band Stateside, with an ever-increasing fanbase begging for more! Since then, concentration has turned to recording the band's third studio album set for release in the Autumn on Xtra Mile Recordings. Lorna from the band says: 'The last year has been amazing! The Xtra Mile Recordings family has welcomed us with open arms and touring the States, Europe and the UK with label mates Frank Turner, Beans on Toast and Will Varley has been incredible. The excitement doesn't stop there though; we've not stopped writing and feel very excited about what's cooking!' Album number 3 follows 2015's Down On Deptford Broadway, a rum-soaked blend of English folk and punk rock anarchy that received rapturous acclaim with the Guardian declaring 'it packs enough punch to steamroll a saloon brawl'. More information on the album will be unveiled in due course.

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Boo Hewerdine Plus Dan Whitehouse

on Wed, 5 Oct 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Boo Hewerdine: Swimming in Mercury Tour with special guest Dan Whitehouse. Two acclaimed English songwriters and label mates touring together for the first time, both with new albums. Boo Hewerdine is well known as one of the greatest (and busiest) songwriter/performers in the business. His latest album Swimming in Mercury is released in October, but incredibly, it's been 7 years since his last studio album of original material. Not that Hewerdine has been inactive, far from it; the period has been the most productive of his career. Hewerdine wrote lyrics and played on over 30 new recordings by and with other artists during the period including Eddi Reader, Kris Drever (Lau) and Chris Difford (Squeeze). Dan Whitehouse releases his new album That's Where I Belong in September. His career to date is a story of slow burn success, built upon positive word of mouth for his three self released recordings and the many thousands of long, hard miles he's spent touring around Europe, opening for a diverse range of talented artists including Josh Ritter, Julian Cope, Maria McKee, Mark Eitzel, Jesca Hoop, Peter Green, Richard Thompson, Lau, Sun Kil Moon and Willy Mason.

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The Miles Roses

on Wed, 5 Oct 2016 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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O'hooley & Tidow: Shadows

on Wed, 5 Oct 2016 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

O'Hooley & Tidow: Shadows Folk & Americana at Kings Place With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 2, a five-star live review and feature in The Guardian, O'Hooley & Tidow are regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combina-tions' (Mojo). Their forthcoming new album Shadows (released Summer '16) is the follow up to groundbreaking album The Hum, which earned them a place in Mojo's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2014 and a nomination for 'Best Duo' in last year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of heart. ★★★★★ The Guardian 'Formidably brilliant.' Independent 'Brave, beautiful and full of love.' Martin Simpson 'In the leading ranks of the new wave of folk music aristocracy.' Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music

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Martin Simpson

on Thu, 6 Oct 2016 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

An intimate concert by one of the world's finest and most inventive acoustic guitarists. Winner of countless awards, recorder of many, many albums, his career has never wavered from delivering quality music abetted by his pertinent observations. Onstage 8.00pm, Doors 7.30pm, Unreserved seating.

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Martin Simpson

on Thu, 6 Oct 2016 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

An intimate concert by one of the world's finest and most inventive acoustic guitarists. Winner of countless awards, recorder of many, many albums, his career has never wavered from delivering quality music abetted by his pertinent observations. Onstage 8.00pm, Doors 7.30pm, Unreserved seating.

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Stella Hensley | Chris Newman & Very Special Guests

on Thu, 6 Oct 2016 at Cambridge The Hidden Rooms 7:00pm

Tickets in advance £12, or on the door £15 Price includes a drink (alcoholic/non-alcolholic) Stella Hensley, Chris Newman, Johnny Magic boy Wright and friends bring to you music from their long awaited, brand new original album released this year with songs that will take you on a journey from jazz to ragtime to blues to country picking to gentle ballads to full on rock and roll!! This eclectic album brings together some very special and amazingly talented guests on this special evening - a night NOT to be missed!

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Mike Cooper

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm . This is an additional concert to our regular concert programme, and the format may vary. Please see our website for details www.thegooseisout.com * Mix of row seats and standing room. * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged (ie no paid employment) - proof required at the door on the night. Please note that we have an allocation of ten concessionary online tickets for each of our concerts - first come first served! * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £11/9 * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. If having a seat is essential to you, please ensure that you are there when the door opens at 7pm, as the room fills up quickly for popular concerts. * Children are welcome provided they do not disturb other members of the audience. If you are unsure about this, please contact us before buying tickets for children. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not usually be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat and then eat elsewhere. If you wish to eat, please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to order and eat your food. * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

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Mike Cooper

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm . This is an additional concert to our regular concert programme, and the format may vary. Please see our website for details www.thegooseisout.com * Mix of row seats and standing room. * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged (ie no paid employment) - proof required at the door on the night. Please note that we have an allocation of ten concessionary online tickets for each of our concerts - first come first served! * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £11/9 * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. If having a seat is essential to you, please ensure that you are there when the door opens at 7pm, as the room fills up quickly for popular concerts. * Children are welcome provided they do not disturb other members of the audience. If you are unsure about this, please contact us before buying tickets for children. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not usually be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat and then eat elsewhere. If you wish to eat, please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to order and eat your food. * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

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Dave Ellis And Boo Howard

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at Stony Stratford The Cock Hotel (Marquee Suite) 8:15pm

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Stray Birds

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

We've been working on the return of this fantastic band since their stunning show here in February 2014 and here they are. With a new, yet to be titled, album in tow, this is live music to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up! The Stray Birds are one of the hottest bands on the US roots music circuit. Since first taking America by storm in 2013 they have gone on to win a huge fanbase following triumphant appearances at big festivals around the world such as Celtic Connections, Cambridge Folk Festival, MerleFest and Tonder. Their last album, Best Medicine, won them even more praise from the critics, and radio exposure from presenters such as Bob Harris at BBC Radio 2 who declared: When the next album comes out, we'll see them elevated into a kind of folk/bluegrass superstardom. In the summer of 2015 they were flown in to the UK for a main stage appearance at Cambridge Folk Festival where they became one of the outstanding successes of the event and were filmed for the Sky Arts TV coverage. Presenter Mark Radcliffe told viewers they were one of the hits of the event, and added: Everyone was talking about them I know you're gonna love them. 'Crowding around a singular microphone to sing harmonies, The Stray Birds evoke an almost forgotten simplicity and joy found in voice that is stunning to drink in.' Philadelphia City Paper 'I like how you sing that song. You sound like you're really old.' - John McEuen, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

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Keston Cobblers Club

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

Crossover potential written all over it 4 Stars - MOJO Rambunctious folk and joyous elemental pop The Guardian Furiously contagious.uniquely, charmingly British Clash Ear-worm melodies 4 Stars - Financial Times Wondrous.hugely accomplished fRoots Could this 5-piece be your new favourite folk-pop group? Digital Spy Over the last few years, Keston Cobblers Club have been steadily building a name for themselves and winning over an army of loyal fans. They've played some of the UK's biggest festivals, including Glastonbury, Bestival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Wilderness and Green Man; sold out their own headline tours; been playlisted by 6Music and Amazing Radio; and been invited to perform live on BBC Radio by the likes of Dermot O'Leary, Steve Lamacq and Bob Harris. Their latest album 'Wildfire', won them huge praise everywhere from MOJO Magazine, The Guardian, The Independent and the Financial Times to Songlines, fRoots and Clash. Burberry asked the band to perform at their Menswear SS2106 event to a VIP audience. And after a triumphant UK tour including sell-out dates at London's Lexington and Scala, the band were invited to open for Bellowhead on their farewell tour. As fans will know, the Cobblers' music isn't just uplifting; it's often a full-on celebration. Their live shows are displays of genuine warmth and dazzling musicianship. With a new album slated for early 2017, the band continues to delight audiences across the country.

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Fleetwood Cave

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at Stratford-upon-Avon Ryepiece Barn 7:15pm

A chance to see two incredible musicians in a wonderfully intimate thatched barn in Ettington, near Stratford-upon-Avon. We have a growing reputation for magical evenings of music, food and great company. Ticket price includes a light supper on arrival. BYO drink and glasses. When you've experienced one of these special concerts you'll be back for more.

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Chris While And Julie Matthews Play St Helen's Church Alveston

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at Bristol St Helens Church, Alveston 7:30am

Chris and Julie are a musical partnership made in heaven. Their concert at St Helen's last year was pure alchemy, we are so excited that they are coming back in October. Julie's finely observed and insightful song writing is complemented by Chris who is described by Steve Knightley as the female "voice of her generation". Chris While and Julie Matthews' musical partnership began in 1993 when they were key members of the legendary folk super-group The Albion Band. In 1997 they left the band to concentrate on their work as a duo which has seen them tour throughout the world and gain an ever growing devoted fan-base. Their songs have been covered by a range of artists including Mary Black, Barbara Dickson, Christine Collister and Fairport Convention. Winners in the Best Duo category at the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and nine times nominated since 2001 in the Best Duo, Best Song & Best Live Act categories.

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Boo Hewerdine

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at Biggar Red Road Cafe 7:30pm

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Megson - Good Times Will Come Again Tour

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at Royston St John The Baptist Church 7:00pm

MEGSON bring their award winning folk music to Royston! Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. As fRoots Magazine puts it 'if you don't like the music here then you have a problem' 2014 saw the release of In A Box featuring guest performances by Seth Lakeman , Jess Morgan & The Willows it was not only named one of the Best Folk Albums of 2014 by The Telegraph but also The Sunday Express Album Of The Week. In 2016 MEGSON will release a brand new studio album GOOD TIMES WILL COME AGAIN! There will be a licensed bar serving, wine, beer and soft drinks. Profits from the show will go to Royston Parish Church, Challenge Fund. Doors 7:00pm - Music Starts 7:30pm.

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Megson - Good Times Will Come Again Tour

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at Royston St John The Baptist Church 7:00pm

MEGSON bring their award winning folk music to Royston! Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. As fRoots Magazine puts it 'if you don't like the music here then you have a problem' 2014 saw the release of In A Box featuring guest performances by Seth Lakeman , Jess Morgan & The Willows it was not only named one of the Best Folk Albums of 2014 by The Telegraph but also The Sunday Express Album Of The Week. In 2016 MEGSON will release a brand new studio album GOOD TIMES WILL COME AGAIN! There will be a licensed bar serving, wine, beer and soft drinks. Profits from the show will go to Royston Parish Church, Challenge Fund. Doors 7:00pm - Music Starts 7:30pm.

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Chris Leslie

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

Fairport Conventions chief songwriter and multi instramentalist CHRIS LESLIE returns to the club with a lovely variety of songs and tunes. Bring your hankies to wave to accompany the Morris tunes! Supported by local trio KADIA

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Geoff Berner

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at Croydon The Oval Tavern 7:30pm

Geoff, "the avenging angel of Klezmer" makes his annual pilgrimage to Croydon!

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Bill Taylor

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at Ryde Methodist Church 6:30pm

on stage 7.30pm

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Gilmore & Roberts/the Black Feathers

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

The new Comfy & Acoustic night! 2 fantastic acts, 1 bookshop with wine. Artist details soon. Doors at 7pm. Stage times The Black Feathers 8.00-9.00 Gilmore & Roberts 9.20-10.20 Bookshop bar open with hot and cold drinks, beer and wine plus cake. Www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk Tickets are £10 adv/£12 otd

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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band - Album Launch

on Fri, 7 Oct 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Tonight's the night folks!!! The Goat Roper Rodeo Band are in town to celebrate the official release of 'Cosmic Country Blue' on Aveline Records with a must see show at Green Note Come share the love and swing the line, come see the blues with your own eyes and feel those good time country vibes, shake your hips and snake your spine. And there's sure to be a prayer for Gram or sweet old Hank the rambling man, so pull on those boots and grab your hat, tonight's the night, no turning back. It's pure country man, amen to that!!!

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Harp And A Monkey

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Accrington Peel Park Hotel 7:00pm

Regulars on the northern folk circuit, folk experimentalists Harp & A Monkey have been building a loyal following over recent years. With a Lancashire sensibility that shines through their beautifully crafted and occasionally spooky musical offerings, the boys pride themselves on never having played anywhere that has not invited them back. Their melodic and haunting storytelling style has caught the attention of regional, national and international broadcasters, including Mark Radcliffe, Mike Harding and Steve Lamacq, leading to their albums receiving critical acclaim on release. Folk magazine fRoots describes Harp & A Monkey as "One of the most vital and charismatic things happening in English folk music right now."

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New Essex Bluegrass Band

on Sat, 8 Oct 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 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Since 1994 the New Essex Bluegrass Band has enjoyed over twenty-one years as perhaps the most traditional sounding of all the UK bluegrass bands. From the outset the it adopted the single microphone for its stage sound, and have inspired many of the other British bands to do the same. With the addition of a fiddle player in 2005 they continue to delight, not only UK festival audiences from Guildtown in Scotland to Newquay in Cornwall and Conwy, The Gower and Llangollen in Wales, but also European audiences in Holland, France, Germany and Ireland... showing how authentic bluegrass should be performed!

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Will Pound & Eddy Jay

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at London The Winemaker's Club 7:00pm

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

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Ismael Ledesma

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Ryde Methodist Church 6:30pm

on stage 7.3ppm

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Ismael Ledesma

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Ryde Methodist Church 6:30pm

on stage 7.3ppm

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Harpeth Rising.

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

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Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

For more info go to www.ashkeysmusic.com www.gilmoreroberts.co.uk/ Katriona Gilmore (from Knebworth, Hertfordshire) and Jamie Roberts (Barnsley and proud) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and began working together in 2006, releasing their first full-length album Shadows & Half Light two years later. In 2010 the duo were nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award and released their hotly anticipated second album, Up From The Deep, receiving national airplay and scored them a 'Best Original Song' Hancock Award for 'Fleetwood Fair'. Since then, the duo have toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention and completed several headline tours in their own right.

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Blue Rose Code

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Aberdeen The Blue Lamp 7:30pm

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Lisa Mills

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Boo Hewerdine Swimming In Mercury Tour 2016

on Sun, 9 Oct 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Two acclaimed English songwriters and label mates touring together for the first time, both with new albums (released leading into the Autumn tour). The artists first met on a songwriting weekend and later spent time co-writing songs for Dan Whitehouse's new album and EP. Boo Hewerdine is well known as one of the greatest (and busiest) songwriter performers in the business, but incredibly, it's been 7 years since Boo released his last studio album of original material. Not that Hewerdine has been inactive, far from it, the period has been the most productive of his career. Hewerdine wrote lyrics and played on over 30 new recordings by and with other artists during the period including the acclaimed 2014 album (Vagabond) and 2015 EP (Back The Dogs) with Scottish singer Eddi Reader, Last Man Standing Ep (2015) with Kris Drever of Lau and Duke Special. Reveal Records compiled the first document of his career to date with a fine Best of compilation My Name In Brackets and swiftly followed that with an album of lost recordings found in a box! This album was Open which received five star reviews and was number 5 in the Telegraph Albums of The Year 2015. Last year was spent writing and producing an ambitious new double album and theatrical show for Chris Difford of Squeeze, details of which are soon to be announced. All that and Boo toured with Eddi Reader in Europe, Asia and played a series of sell out headline shows in the UK and an invite to host Boo Hewerdine & Friends songwriters circle at London's Kings Place. There has not been a moment when Boo Hewerdine has not been working on something creative. June 3 sees the release of his new Born EP and Oct 7 the album Swimming in Mercury.

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Crh Music Presents Freakwater

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

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Harry Bird & The Rubber Wellies

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Hope Old Hall Hotel - tea rooms 7:30am

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Naomi Wright Band

on Sun, 9 Oct 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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Jim Moray

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Jim Moray is one of the most consistently inventive musicians working in English traditional music today. Winner of five BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, after five ground-breaking albums he now finds himself at the forefront of a new folk revival in the UK, and hailed as a pivotal influence by a new generation of folk musicians. Recording his first album 'Sweet England' while still studying classical composition at Birmingham Conservatoire in the day and playing drums in power-pop bands by night, Jim Moray emerged onto the UK folk scene seemingly fully formed in 2003. His imaginative re-imagining of English traditional music blended with orchestral flourishes, guitars and electronics soon found him awarded the unprecedented combination of 'Best Newcomer' and 'Best Album' at the 2004 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. In 2013 he celebrated both 10 years since his landmark début album Sweet England and the success of his 2012 career best Skulk. Now he brings material from his new album of traditional ballads - Upcetra - out on the road for an evening of storytelling music at its best. Steamchicken have been delighting audiences for over 20 years. In Ceilidhs, concerts, bar sets and workshops, the 7 talented and versatile musicians bring musical genres together in a way that shouldn't work but does. However, we can't fit seven people on to the stage, so we'll be joined tonight by the duo of Andrew Sharpe & Amy Kakoura.

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Jim Moray

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Jim Moray is one of the most consistently inventive musicians working in English traditional music today. Winner of five BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, after five ground-breaking albums he now finds himself at the forefront of a new folk revival in the UK, and hailed as a pivotal influence by a new generation of folk musicians. Recording his first album 'Sweet England' while still studying classical composition at Birmingham Conservatoire in the day and playing drums in power-pop bands by night, Jim Moray emerged onto the UK folk scene seemingly fully formed in 2003. His imaginative re-imagining of English traditional music blended with orchestral flourishes, guitars and electronics soon found him awarded the unprecedented combination of 'Best Newcomer' and 'Best Album' at the 2004 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. In 2013 he celebrated both 10 years since his landmark début album Sweet England and the success of his 2012 career best Skulk. Now he brings material from his new album of traditional ballads - Upcetra - out on the road for an evening of storytelling music at its best. Steamchicken have been delighting audiences for over 20 years. In Ceilidhs, concerts, bar sets and workshops, the 7 talented and versatile musicians bring musical genres together in a way that shouldn't work but does. However, we can't fit seven people on to the stage, so we'll be joined tonight by the duo of Andrew Sharpe & Amy Kakoura.

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Cheyenne Brown

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Ryde Methodist Church 6:30pm

on stage 7.30pm

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Cheyenne Brown

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Ryde Methodist Church 6:30pm

on stage 7.30pm

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Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Topsham Matthews Hall 7:30pm

Influential singer-violinist Nancy Kerr plays tracks from her forthcoming follow up album to her solo debut Sweet Visitor backed by a stellar lineup. As a singer- songwriter Nancy has been gaining countless new fans in addition to those who have followed her career with partner James Fagan for the last two decades. Nancy is joined here by Greg Russell, Tom Wright, Rowan Rheingans and Tim Yates. Concert starts at 8pm

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Guest List Sunday Special - Paul Handyside

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Stockton-on-Tees The Vane Arms; 8:00pm

A rare live performance on Teesside for the superb Paul Handyside. Hailing from Tyneside, Paul has carved out a captivating solo career with his faultless velvet voice and subtle, countrified guitar style. Formerly of the guitar pop band Hurrah!, Paul has performed across the world but this intimate show promises to highlight the emotional strength of his songwriting. It's, in parts, Hank Williams, Richard Hawley and Johnny Cash with a smoky, heartfelt delivery and world class writing. Paul is joined by Lee Maddison (aka Maddison's Thread) in support. Lee, again, is a veteran performer with a knack for storytelling in a folk/country style. His recent song "The Mountain" is featured in the stunning film "Life of a mountain: Blencathra".

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Anna Macdonald

on Mon, 10 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 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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Soundpost Records In Association With Bright Phoebus Presents: Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party

on Mon, 10 Oct 2016 at Neepsend Yellow Arch 7:00pm

A singer who seems to have been born knowing how to carry a tune but with the rarer gift of knowing how to go straight to the heart of a song. Fay's first two solo albums, Looking Glass (2010) and Orfeo (2012), were released by prestigious folk label Topic Records. They won Fay many accolades as well as a nomination for the Horizon Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Fay's choice of material and the delivery of it, reflect a rare sensitivity and appreciation of the tradition whilst remaining naturalistic and highly distinctive. 'Unadorned and quite exquisite' * * * * ~ Uncut Magazine 'Powerful Material' * * * * * ~ Songlines 'Hats off, thoroughly conquered, vibrant and impresses.' * * * * ~ The Telegraph Where Looking Glass showcased her rich and unadorned voice, Orfeo saw Fay confidently fronting a stellar supporting cast: The Hurricane Party. Consisting of some of the finest folk musicians working today; Andy Cutting (button accordions, melodeon), Rob Harbron (English Concertina, fiddle, vocals), Sam Sweeney (fiddle, viola, cello, nyckelharpa, vocals) and Roger Wilson (fiddle, guitar, mandolin and vocals). Plus special guests Jon Boden and Martin Simpson. As well as her burgeoning performance career, Fay is also an academic, lecturing in Music at the University of Sheffield, specializing in the role folk music plays in the construction of communities. With her unique combination of performance and academic talents, it was perhaps inevitable that she would take the initiative with The Full English, a groundbreaking project sponsored by the English Folk Dance and Song Society. For the first time many of the finest early 20th century folksong collections can be found in the most comprehensive searchable database of British folk songs, tunes, dances and customs in the world. To mark the launch of the project, Fay assembled The Full English Band, pulling together half a dozen of the top talents on the English folk music circuit for an evening of songs and tunes drawn from these unique collections. They include legendary players Seth Lakeman, Martin Simpson, Nancy Kerr, Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron and double bassist Ben Nicholls. This super group toured for 2 years including many major festivals and released a self-titled album, again on Topic Records in 2013, winning Best Group and Best Album at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and earning Fay a nomination for Folk Singer of the Year. 'The great folk collectors honoured in The Full English would be singing rather than spinning in their graves at this fine album.' * * * * ~The Telegraph 'Foot-stomping, spirit-lifting warmth ensue.All human life is here.' * * * * ~ The Daily Mirror Following the success of The Full English, Fay moves forward as a leading proponent of traditional songs with her new album, Old Adam. This fresh and original exploration of how we use songs, stories and music to understand what it means to be human combines vision, inspiration, dedication and outstanding musicianship to draw an act of tender poignancy. Her longstanding band, The Hurricane Party, expands to include members of The Full English, including fiddle, concertina, banjo, guitar, percussion and bass. At times sparse and contemplative, at times with a festival stomp, the music is captivating and engaging with plenty of choruses and vibrant interaction with the audience. Bringing new arrangements to old songs, Fay continues in her exploration of the incredible repertoire that is the English tradition pushing at the boundaries of our engagement with music. Watch this space for news of a special MC for the night!

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Soundpost Records In Association With Bright Phoebus Presents: Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party

on Mon, 10 Oct 2016 at Neepsend Yellow Arch 7:00pm

A singer who seems to have been born knowing how to carry a tune but with the rarer gift of knowing how to go straight to the heart of a song. Fay's first two solo albums, Looking Glass (2010) and Orfeo (2012), were released by prestigious folk label Topic Records. They won Fay many accolades as well as a nomination for the Horizon Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Fay's choice of material and the delivery of it, reflect a rare sensitivity and appreciation of the tradition whilst remaining naturalistic and highly distinctive. 'Unadorned and quite exquisite' * * * * ~ Uncut Magazine 'Powerful Material' * * * * * ~ Songlines 'Hats off, thoroughly conquered, vibrant and impresses.' * * * * ~ The Telegraph Where Looking Glass showcased her rich and unadorned voice, Orfeo saw Fay confidently fronting a stellar supporting cast: The Hurricane Party. Consisting of some of the finest folk musicians working today; Andy Cutting (button accordions, melodeon), Rob Harbron (English Concertina, fiddle, vocals), Sam Sweeney (fiddle, viola, cello, nyckelharpa, vocals) and Roger Wilson (fiddle, guitar, mandolin and vocals). Plus special guests Jon Boden and Martin Simpson. As well as her burgeoning performance career, Fay is also an academic, lecturing in Music at the University of Sheffield, specializing in the role folk music plays in the construction of communities. With her unique combination of performance and academic talents, it was perhaps inevitable that she would take the initiative with The Full English, a groundbreaking project sponsored by the English Folk Dance and Song Society. For the first time many of the finest early 20th century folksong collections can be found in the most comprehensive searchable database of British folk songs, tunes, dances and customs in the world. To mark the launch of the project, Fay assembled The Full English Band, pulling together half a dozen of the top talents on the English folk music circuit for an evening of songs and tunes drawn from these unique collections. They include legendary players Seth Lakeman, Martin Simpson, Nancy Kerr, Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron and double bassist Ben Nicholls. This super group toured for 2 years including many major festivals and released a self-titled album, again on Topic Records in 2013, winning Best Group and Best Album at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and earning Fay a nomination for Folk Singer of the Year. 'The great folk collectors honoured in The Full English would be singing rather than spinning in their graves at this fine album.' * * * * ~The Telegraph 'Foot-stomping, spirit-lifting warmth ensue.All human life is here.' * * * * ~ The Daily Mirror Following the success of The Full English, Fay moves forward as a leading proponent of traditional songs with her new album, Old Adam. This fresh and original exploration of how we use songs, stories and music to understand what it means to be human combines vision, inspiration, dedication and outstanding musicianship to draw an act of tender poignancy. Her longstanding band, The Hurricane Party, expands to include members of The Full English, including fiddle, concertina, banjo, guitar, percussion and bass. At times sparse and contemplative, at times with a festival stomp, the music is captivating and engaging with plenty of choruses and vibrant interaction with the audience. Bringing new arrangements to old songs, Fay continues in her exploration of the incredible repertoire that is the English tradition pushing at the boundaries of our engagement with music. Watch this space for news of a special MC for the night!

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False Lights

on Tue, 11 Oct 2016 at London Water Rats 7:00pm

Could actually be a game changer for all those involvedand perhaps even the scene generally. ***** fRoots A guitar-driven folk rock explosion which will certainly clear out any cobwebs Folk Radio UK It was only a matter of time. A late night bar conversation between Sam Carter and Jim Moray (both BBC Folk Award winners in their own right) concluded in the forming of a gleefully raucous guitar band that plays traditional songs and tunes, without committing the sins of the past. False Lights are a folk rock group, formed in the spirit of the genre's late-'60s originators but informed by the music of Sam and Jim's far more recent youth. It felt to them that no one had updated the template. False Lights owe as much to Radiohead as they do to Fairport Convention. False Lights made their live debut headlining Suffolk's FolkEast festival in 2014. By then the band had expanded from a drunken notion into a line-up that boasts not only Carter and Moray on vocals and guitars but also Nick Cooke from the Kate Rusby band on melodeon, Tom Moore from Moore, Moss Rutter on violin, Jon Thorne from Lamb on bass, and Sam's long serving drummer Sam Nadel. A dream list of musicians making a fantastic racket. Fans of Sam and Jim's often sombre solo work might be surprised by their stated intention to make False Lights a joyful spectacle. But that's immediately evident when they perform. This is a turn-it-up-to-eleven-and-throw-yourself-about-your-dad's-garage kind of group. Folk songs you can jump to! Proof that folk rock can still work if it's made by people who aren't in thrall to the 70s fRoots The songs that make up False Lights' debut LP Salvor came together during a week-long log cabin retreat in Lincolnshire. Child ballad The Wife Of Usher's Well, a traditional Scottish tale of grief, is set to a new tune from the American shapenote tradition, with a nod to US super-producer Timbaland. There are echoes of Queens Of The Stone Age too. And that's just the first track. Feedback and melodeons run into each other on the broadside ballad Skewball, while the dancefloor's durability is challenged with an assault on Sam McGrady's The Charlesworth Hornpipe. Closing the record is Tennyson's Crossing The Bar, a hymn to life (set to music by Rani Arbo), which goes out in a blaze of horns and samba percussion. Both the band name and the album title were inspired by Bella Bathurst's 2005 novel The Wreckers which tells of 18th-century scavengers using false lights to wreck ships and salvage the contents. No member of False Lights has ever knowingly wrecked a ship and salvaged the contents. False Lights isn't simply a side project or a one-off collaboration by two of English folk music's most popular young singers. Jim Moray and Sam Carter have formed a brand new folk rock group. And they're really bloody excited about it. Quite brilliant, I think Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Presents Ryan Mcgarvey + Erja Lyytinen + Stacie Collins

on Tue, 11 Oct 2016 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

100 Club TUESDAY BLUES presents RYAN McGARVEY + ERJA LYYTINEN + STACIE COLLINS www.solidentertainments.com/100club

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Soundpost Records In Association With Bright Phoebus Presents: Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party

on Tue, 11 Oct 2016 at Neepsend Yellow Arch 7:00pm

A singer who seems to have been born knowing how to carry a tune but with the rarer gift of knowing how to go straight to the heart of a song. Fay's first two solo albums, Looking Glass (2010) and Orfeo (2012), were released by prestigious folk label Topic Records. They won Fay many accolades as well as a nomination for the Horizon Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Fay's choice of material and the delivery of it, reflect a rare sensitivity and appreciation of the tradition whilst remaining naturalistic and highly distinctive. 'Unadorned and quite exquisite' * * * * ~ Uncut Magazine 'Powerful Material' * * * * * ~ Songlines 'Hats off, thoroughly conquered, vibrant and impresses.' * * * * ~ The Telegraph Where Looking Glass showcased her rich and unadorned voice, Orfeo saw Fay confidently fronting a stellar supporting cast: The Hurricane Party. Consisting of some of the finest folk musicians working today; Andy Cutting (button accordions, melodeon), Rob Harbron (English Concertina, fiddle, vocals), Sam Sweeney (fiddle, viola, cello, nyckelharpa, vocals) and Roger Wilson (fiddle, guitar, mandolin and vocals). Plus special guests Jon Boden and Martin Simpson. As well as her burgeoning performance career, Fay is also an academic, lecturing in Music at the University of Sheffield, specializing in the role folk music plays in the construction of communities. With her unique combination of performance and academic talents, it was perhaps inevitable that she would take the initiative with The Full English, a groundbreaking project sponsored by the English Folk Dance and Song Society. For the first time many of the finest early 20th century folksong collections can be found in the most comprehensive searchable database of British folk songs, tunes, dances and customs in the world. To mark the launch of the project, Fay assembled The Full English Band, pulling together half a dozen of the top talents on the English folk music circuit for an evening of songs and tunes drawn from these unique collections. They include legendary players Seth Lakeman, Martin Simpson, Nancy Kerr, Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron and double bassist Ben Nicholls. This super group toured for 2 years including many major festivals and released a self-titled album, again on Topic Records in 2013, winning Best Group and Best Album at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and earning Fay a nomination for Folk Singer of the Year. 'The great folk collectors honoured in The Full English would be singing rather than spinning in their graves at this fine album.' * * * * ~The Telegraph 'Foot-stomping, spirit-lifting warmth ensue.All human life is here.' * * * * ~ The Daily Mirror Following the success of The Full English, Fay moves forward as a leading proponent of traditional songs with her new album, Old Adam. This fresh and original exploration of how we use songs, stories and music to understand what it means to be human combines vision, inspiration, dedication and outstanding musicianship to draw an act of tender poignancy. Her longstanding band, The Hurricane Party, expands to include members of The Full English, including fiddle, concertina, banjo, guitar, percussion and bass. At times sparse and contemplative, at times with a festival stomp, the music is captivating and engaging with plenty of choruses and vibrant interaction with the audience. Bringing new arrangements to old songs, Fay continues in her exploration of the incredible repertoire that is the English tradition pushing at the boundaries of our engagement with music. With her Full English contemporary, Nancy Kerr, as MC for the evening, this promises to be a rare and brilliant evening of music and song.

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Soundpost Records In Association With Bright Phoebus Presents: Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party

on Tue, 11 Oct 2016 at Neepsend Yellow Arch 7:00pm

A singer who seems to have been born knowing how to carry a tune but with the rarer gift of knowing how to go straight to the heart of a song. Fay's first two solo albums, Looking Glass (2010) and Orfeo (2012), were released by prestigious folk label Topic Records. They won Fay many accolades as well as a nomination for the Horizon Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Fay's choice of material and the delivery of it, reflect a rare sensitivity and appreciation of the tradition whilst remaining naturalistic and highly distinctive. 'Unadorned and quite exquisite' * * * * ~ Uncut Magazine 'Powerful Material' * * * * * ~ Songlines 'Hats off, thoroughly conquered, vibrant and impresses.' * * * * ~ The Telegraph Where Looking Glass showcased her rich and unadorned voice, Orfeo saw Fay confidently fronting a stellar supporting cast: The Hurricane Party. Consisting of some of the finest folk musicians working today; Andy Cutting (button accordions, melodeon), Rob Harbron (English Concertina, fiddle, vocals), Sam Sweeney (fiddle, viola, cello, nyckelharpa, vocals) and Roger Wilson (fiddle, guitar, mandolin and vocals). Plus special guests Jon Boden and Martin Simpson. As well as her burgeoning performance career, Fay is also an academic, lecturing in Music at the University of Sheffield, specializing in the role folk music plays in the construction of communities. With her unique combination of performance and academic talents, it was perhaps inevitable that she would take the initiative with The Full English, a groundbreaking project sponsored by the English Folk Dance and Song Society. For the first time many of the finest early 20th century folksong collections can be found in the most comprehensive searchable database of British folk songs, tunes, dances and customs in the world. To mark the launch of the project, Fay assembled The Full English Band, pulling together half a dozen of the top talents on the English folk music circuit for an evening of songs and tunes drawn from these unique collections. They include legendary players Seth Lakeman, Martin Simpson, Nancy Kerr, Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron and double bassist Ben Nicholls. This super group toured for 2 years including many major festivals and released a self-titled album, again on Topic Records in 2013, winning Best Group and Best Album at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and earning Fay a nomination for Folk Singer of the Year. 'The great folk collectors honoured in The Full English would be singing rather than spinning in their graves at this fine album.' * * * * ~The Telegraph 'Foot-stomping, spirit-lifting warmth ensue.All human life is here.' * * * * ~ The Daily Mirror Following the success of The Full English, Fay moves forward as a leading proponent of traditional songs with her new album, Old Adam. This fresh and original exploration of how we use songs, stories and music to understand what it means to be human combines vision, inspiration, dedication and outstanding musicianship to draw an act of tender poignancy. Her longstanding band, The Hurricane Party, expands to include members of The Full English, including fiddle, concertina, banjo, guitar, percussion and bass. At times sparse and contemplative, at times with a festival stomp, the music is captivating and engaging with plenty of choruses and vibrant interaction with the audience. Bringing new arrangements to old songs, Fay continues in her exploration of the incredible repertoire that is the English tradition pushing at the boundaries of our engagement with music. With her Full English contemporary, Nancy Kerr, as MC for the evening, this promises to be a rare and brilliant evening of music and song.

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Boo Hewerdine

on Wed, 12 Oct 2016 at Chelmsford The Bassment Club 8:00pm

Boo Hewerdine is an English singer-songwriter and record producer. His work includes lead singer and creative force behind The Bible, formed in the 1980s, and reformed in 1994, as well as solo recordings and work for film. He has also produced records by several artists, including a long association with Eddi Reader. He has been described as "one of Britain's most consistently accomplished songwriters". Hewerdine collaborated over several years with Eddi Reader, as producer, songwriter and guitarist in her band. His song "Patience of Angels", originally written for The Bible, was recorded by Reader for her self-titled 1994 album, which featured several Hewerdine compositions, and was a top 40 hit in the UK Singles Chart when released as a single. Hewerdine also co-produced Eddi Reader's 1999 album Angels & Electricity and her 2003 album Sings the Songs of Robert Burns. His other production work includes albums with The Corrs, Heidi Talbot, and Laurie Freelove. He co-wrote and produced Chris Difford's 2008 album The Last Temptation of Chris. He has also written songs recorded by K.d. Lang ("Last Cigarette"), Paul Young, Mel C, Marti Pellow, David McAlmont, Brian Kennedy, Kris Drever, Sarah Jane Morris, Alex Parks, and Natalie Imbruglia.

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Flight Brigade | Manchester

on Wed, 12 Oct 2016 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:00pm

FLIGHT BRIGADE plus support from Seamus McLoughlin Robbie Cavanagh Wednesday 12th October The Castle Hotel, Manchester £6.00 tickets

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Jess Morgan

on Wed, 12 Oct 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jess Morgan is a songwriter's songwriter. Constantly touring, constantly writing, constantly striving to do better, to be better. Inspired by storytelling songwriters like Nancy Griffith, the playfulness of Devon Sproule and upfront British voices like Billy Bragg, expect a tumbler of unfancified roots music with heart, with passion, with gusto. 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. October 2016 sees the release of a brand new full-length LP from Jess Morgan and short string of very special tour dates bringing the new tracks to life with a bigger, cinematic band sound. musicianship dovetails well with her clever and understated songwriting The Telegraph gorgeous country folk The Guardian inventive and poignant R2 Magazine simply stunning Folk Radio UK "making waves and turning heads" R2 Magazine

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Rob Heron And The Tea Pad Orchestra

on Wed, 12 Oct 2016 at Biddulph Town Hall 7:30pm

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Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

on Wed, 12 Oct 2016 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Half Deaf Clatch

on Thu, 13 Oct 2016 at North Shields Percy Park Rugby Club 7:30pm

Drawing from his obsession with pre-war country blues, Half Deaf Clatch (aka Andrew McLatchie or 'Clatchie') has been impressing audiences all over the UK for the last five years with his raw down-home sound and his original song writing. Described as a Slide Stomp Blues Machine he has been nominated in the finals of the British Blues Awards eight times in the last three years. This year sees him nominated in the Acoustic Act, Songwriter and Album of the Year categories in these prestigious awards. Not one to rest on his laurels, his last album 'The Life and Death of A.J Rail' was released on 12 October 2015 and has already received lots of amazing reviews. May 2016 saw the launch of his latest CD 'Simple Songs For These Complicated Times' which he describes as "...a reflection on worldwide events and society in general..." Half Deaf Clatch has played at most of the UK's top Blues events and festivals over the past five years including; Hebden Bridge, Colne, Maryport, Broadstairs Blues Bash, Shetland and Orkney Blues Festivals - and most recently played on the daytime line-up of the Prudential Bluesfest at the O2 Arena in London. "...a growl that makes Chris Rea sound like one of the Chipmunks and slide-guitar skills that would make Ry Cooder green with envy..." Jamie Hailstone ''I love this album from start to finish - the concept, the songs and the instrumentation." Gary Grainger, The Blues Show on Bishop FM about 'The Life and Death of A.J Rail' "This is one of those all too rare things: a simply cracking, crackling bit of originality." Iain Patience, Music News about 'The Life and Death of A.J Rail'

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Black Umfolosi

on Thu, 13 Oct 2016 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

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Black Umfolosi

on Thu, 13 Oct 2016 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

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Police Dog Hogan

on Thu, 13 Oct 2016 at Guildford Boileroom 7:00pm

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Tom Brosseau & Kristin Mcclement

on Thu, 13 Oct 2016 at Brighton One Church 8:00pm

A special evening of music in one of Brighton's beautiful churches. http://www.tombrosseau.com http://www.kristinmcclement.com

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Tom Brosseau & Kristin Mcclement

on Thu, 13 Oct 2016 at Brighton One Church 8:00pm

A special evening of music in one of Brighton's beautiful churches. http://www.tombrosseau.com http://www.kristinmcclement.com

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The Shee

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

The Shee, multi instrumentalists and festival favourites, have reached the ten-year milestone in their career. In 2016 The Shee will be embarking on a new and exciting project, for which they are creating a brand new body of original work. Following three albums and 10 years of touring together, the six members have each invited a composer to write an original piece of music ahead, of a prestigious premiere at Celtic Connections 2016. Following the premiere in Glasgow, January 2016, the band will head back to the studio to record the new work for release later that year. 'Murmurations showcases six talented individuals working perfectly together.' R2 Magazine 'The classy package, like the music within, is a true work of art' Fatea Magazine 'Most bands struggle to find one good vocalist, but this six-piece outfit have three.' The Living Tradition

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The Rowan Godel Trio

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at Upper BasildonSt Stephens Church 7:00pm

After the excellent concert back in October 2015, The Rowan Godel Trio is back in Upper Basildon by popular demand. With Rowan on vocals and guitar, she will be joined on stage by double bass player and vocalist Lindsey Oliver, and multi-instrumentalist Tim Cotterell. This promises to be another evening of exceptional musical entertainment provided by this trio of talented musicians. Rowan is a highly respected vocalist, much in demand for studio work having made appearances over many years on albums from such luminaries as folk/rock crossover bands The Levellers and Oysterband, and has co-written and performed with chillout collective Urban Myth Club. More recently she has worked with Ray Cooper on his latest album. Lindsey Oliver is equally happy on double bass or electric bass guitar, and has previously worked with The Mummers, The Miserable Rich, and Apples and Eve and several others. Lindsey has also played on the latest Oysterband album, has appeared on Later with Jools Holland, and The Carole King Show, and played Glastonbury and the V Festivals amongst many others. Tim Cotterell is a multi-instrumentalist playing both the violin and the mandolin family of instruments. A member of McDermott's Two Hours, he has also collaborated with Nick Burbridge to release the critically acclaimed album, Gathered. Tim also has album credits with Martha Tilston, Carrie Tree, Porchlight Smoker, Apples and Eve, and The Electrics and also has several record production credits to his name. All in all this promises to be an evening of musical treats not to be missed!

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Philip Henry And Hannah Martin

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at Hebden Bridge Wadsworth Community Centre; 6:45pm

Show info: Doors 6.45 Show Start time 8.00 Food available before the start of the show and at the interval. Real ales. This will be a special show at this small friendly venue above Hebden Bridge. 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. 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 "A thoughtful and moving album with great arrangements" - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 "Eloquent performers - a musical success story" - Fiona Talkington, BBC Radio 3 "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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Máire Ní Chathasaigh And Chris Newman

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00am

Máire and Chris are Máire Ní Chathasaigh (Irish harp and vocals) and Chris Newman (guitar). Máire is Female Musician of the Year in the Live Ireland Music Awards 2016. The Irish Times reports If Máire wasn't around, Irish harping would be so much the poorer: her work restores the harp to its true voice." Chris (Principal guitar tutor for Newcastle University's Folk B.Mus course) has been described by Radio 2 as 'amazing... one of our greatest musicians. See http://www.maireandchris.com/ - Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Máire Ní Chathasaigh And Chris Newman

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00am

Máire and Chris are Máire Ní Chathasaigh (Irish harp and vocals) and Chris Newman (guitar). Máire is Female Musician of the Year in the Live Ireland Music Awards 2016. The Irish Times reports If Máire wasn't around, Irish harping would be so much the poorer: her work restores the harp to its true voice." Chris (Principal guitar tutor for Newcastle University's Folk B.Mus course) has been described by Radio 2 as 'amazing... one of our greatest musicians. See http://www.maireandchris.com/ - Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Rag Mama Rag

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes 7:30pm

One of Europes finest Country Blues acts. Their repertoire is 20s and 30s Blues based, but extremely varied, encompassing Mississippi Blues, East Coast Ragtime sounds, early White Country tunes, Original Compositions, and many other regional styles of the 20s and 30s period.

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Kris Dollimore (del Amitri)

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

Doors 7pm Please advise if you have any special needs. About Kris During a career in music, spanning four decades, Kris has graced some of the world's greatest stages and has