Kenilworth Arts Festival 2017

on Sat, 23 Sep 2017 at Kenilworth Castle 7:45pm

Kenilworth Arts Festival is an annual, week-long festival that takes place across a range of venues in the historic town of Kenilworth. The programme includes headline events, workshops, exhibitions, showcases of local talent and a free, open-air event in the stunning Abbey Fields.

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Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection

on Sat, 23 Sep 2017 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:30pm

Wild Willy Barrett returns to the lovely Birchmeadow Centre in Broseley, Shropshire! Tickets £10 advance, £12 on the door. Hall doors open at 7:30pm but the bar will be open from 7pm

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John Kirkpatrick @ Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 23 Sep 2017 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards 7:30pm

It's far too long since the famed John Kirkpatrick has been to Shammick way back in 2008, no less! But better late than never, and here he is, as prolific a performer as ever. An acknowledged and unmistakeable virtuoso on a variety of squeezy instruments, John is a leading interpreter of English folk music and songs, as well as being an exceptional, and frequently hilarious, songwriter. Amongst the many bands of which he has been a significant member are the Albion Band, The Richard Thompson Band, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey and Band of Hope, and following the withdrawal of John Tams last year, he has been offered the job of lead singer with Home Service. As songwriter, composer, choreographer (oh, didn't I mention that he dances as well?) and musical director, he has contributed to over sixty plays on the radio and in the theatre (including the National Theatre), as well as taking part in the popular TV series 'Victorian Farm'. His themed shows and CDs on a wide range of subjects are a delight, from 'God Speed the Plough' through 'Tunes from the Trenches' to 'Carolling and Crumpets' and many more. An exceptional evening is in store! Don't miss it!

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Neil Mcsweeney

on Sat, 23 Sep 2017 at Northwich Davenham Players Theatre 7:30pm

Note for the diary - Davenham Players Theatre Saturday September 23rd Neil McSweeney / Tracey Browne - Doors 07.30 - Start 08.00 - End 10.30

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Folklaw

on Sat, 23 Sep 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:00pm

"Whirling jigs and lyrics that bite!" (fRoots). FolkLaw bring you some exhilarating songs and music which get feet tapping, minds thinking and festival crowds jumping! Acrobatic fiddling and earthy vocals are interwoven with distinctive vocal harmonies and an energized stage performance is guaranteed. FolkLaws second album 'The Tales That They Tell' has been described as a touch of magic (Bright Young Folk) and Full of Passion! (R2), and contained songs which reached the semi-finals of the UK song writing contest and have delighted audiences at Festivals, Arts Centers and FolkClubs across the UK. Prior to forming FolkLaw, Nick performed with folk artists across Europe and North America, supporting acts such as the Oysterband, Shane Macgowan and the Levellers. impressively wild fiddle.... full of passion - R2 a touch of magic - Bright Young Folk Premium quality folk rock - FolkWords One of the most exciting acts to grace the stage - Banbury Folk Festival More recent quotes from the music press, festivals, folk clubs and the BBC Please feel free to use the following quotes in publicity material. "Premium quality folk rock" - FolkWords "Whirling jigs and lyrics that bite... ...imagine Show of Hands with a new wave ethic!" - fRoots "A fine album" - Folking.com "Refreshingly different" - Stirrings "Like an acoustic New Model Army" - FolkWorld.de (on Nation's Pride) "Fantastic!" - Stroud FM "More relevant than a million love songs" - FolkCast radio "Heartfelt conviction, tight harmonies and well crafted arrangements" - ReadiFolk Radio "New-age folk with guts and presence" - David Kidman - www.netrhythms.co.uk "Blistering musicianship... ...edgy and upbeat" - Severn FM "Packed full of energy and virtuosic playing"- Bright Young Folk "Brilliant band - reminds me of the Levellers" - Johnny Coppin - BBC Gloucester "A mighty 'Wall Of Folk'... ...warm, sincere and engaging" - Square Roots Promotions "Acrobatic fiddling!" - Lymm Festival "Terrific! - Forest of Dean Folk Club "A great show!" - Brownshill Festival "An exciting and provoking up-beat Celtic style of folk!" - M@C festival "One of the highlights of the festival... ...get along and enjoy this band when you can!" - Bob Ford, Wessex Folk Festival

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Kat & Co

on Sat, 23 Sep 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Kat & Co. pioneer a music style which respectfully preserves the tradition of the Blues whilst focusing on the modernization of its sound. Their songs are usually centered on metropolitan life and, through the use of contemporary beats and present day production techniques, their music appeals to people of all ages. Already described by some as "Night Club Blues" (Blues Matters), their smoky, sassy but very classy approach to the genre is meant for an audience appreciative of Blues, Soul and Jazz.

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Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman

on Sat, 23 Sep 2017 at Holbeton Village Hall 7:00pm

Acclaimed Folk musicians from Dartmoor perform in Holbeton village hall, winners of ' Best Duo' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016 + 2013 "An absolute masterclass in how to do it right." Festivalsforall.com

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Lost Horizons Presents Miri

on Sat, 23 Sep 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Described as the love child of Sting and Edith Piaf, British singer-songwriter MIRI blends heart and grit, distilled through a smooth, melodic pop filter. MIRI's latest release Sound Vibrations is her third EP, blending distinctive soft, smoky and gritty tones with thought provoking heartfelt lyrics; songs that speak fluent indie. 'Electric Vibes' received BBC 6 Radio airplay with Tom Robinson and on Radio DIVA with Heather Peace & Rosie Wilby whilst 'The Plight' was played by John Kennedy on Radio X. Tom Robinson also played MIRI's single with rapper Cheekie Bugga 'Under My Skin' on his BBC 6 Radio show. Three of MIRI's songs are featured in the film Fear Of Water which screened at the International Women's Film Festival in LA and has been broadcast on TV in the UK. Her track 'Broken City' taken from the film received radio airplay on BBC London. With support from the ever excellent James O'Hara-Knight and Ciaran McGhee. Doors 7.30pm Music 8.15PM-11PM

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Lost Horizons Presents Miri

on Sat, 23 Sep 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Described as the love child of Sting and Edith Piaf, British singer-songwriter MIRI blends heart and grit, distilled through a smooth, melodic pop filter. MIRI's latest release Sound Vibrations is her third EP, blending distinctive soft, smoky and gritty tones with thought provoking heartfelt lyrics; songs that speak fluent indie. 'Electric Vibes' received BBC 6 Radio airplay with Tom Robinson and on Radio DIVA with Heather Peace & Rosie Wilby whilst 'The Plight' was played by John Kennedy on Radio X. Tom Robinson also played MIRI's single with rapper Cheekie Bugga 'Under My Skin' on his BBC 6 Radio show. Three of MIRI's songs are featured in the film Fear Of Water which screened at the International Women's Film Festival in LA and has been broadcast on TV in the UK. Her track 'Broken City' taken from the film received radio airplay on BBC London. With support from the ever excellent James O'Hara-Knight and Ciaran McGhee. Doors 7.30pm Music 8.15PM-11PM

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Ol' Man Rhythm Presents The Blueswater + The Swamp Stomp String Band

on Sat, 23 Sep 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Blues, Rhythm'n'Blues, Swing, Blues and Ragtime at Jamboree with The Blueswater and The Swamp Stomp String Band... The Blueswater is an award-winning Edinburgh-based band influenced by gritty, old-school rhythm and blues. They blend the Chicago sound of Chess records with the earthy, droning grooves of Mississippi to create a style that is truly unique. Thick guitar riffs and frenzied harmonica solos are built around driving rhythms to create raucous, high-energy performances. Jake Watson and The Swamp Stomp String Band are not your average Americana band. Twangy Banjos, driving Guitars and a thudding Double Bass sit behind anything from drinking songs that'l have the room stomping there feet and shooting tequila to ballads that'l break even the most toughest folks, to ragtime songs of bar fights and gambling. The London based duo can often be found busking by the side of Thames in the day and performing in any haunt from high end cocktails joints to dimly lit Irish bars at night. Taking a mixture of Jazz, Country, Swing, Blues and Ragtime it is safe to say there music is there to be enjoyed by people young and old, rich or poor, or who just love to stamp there feet and have a ho-down.

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Ladywell Barn Dance

on Sat, 23 Sep 2017 at Brockley Ladywell Day Centre 7:00pm

A great night of love music, dancing and fun

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The Jerry Kilgore Show

on Sat, 23 Sep 2017 at Ellesmere Port The Whitby Club 7:00pm

Country singer songwriter from the USA Saturday 23rd September 2017 Tickets £15 Doors 7pm With full support from Nicky James and the State of the Heart Band For enquiries 07796 133280 0161 691 9056 or 0151 200 7050

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Blues Eternity

on Sat, 23 Sep 2017 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK 7:30pm

Join Jazz Café POSK Blues favourites.. Mark Olbrich and his Blues Eternity for their brand new show launching and playing selections from their new CD! Described as 'the grooviest blues bassist around' by Poland's rock god Zbiggi Holdys, Mark Olbrich cut his blues teeth with many English and US heavies all the way from New York's Mondo Cane, Manny's Carwash, through Chicago's Kingston Mines, to the famous Green Iguana in Tampa. Featuring on vocals will be the legendary Jimi Thomas who has sang with many a great legend and began his career singing in Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm. Plus special support guest Voytek Golbiak unplugged. This is a great live and rocking show! NOT TO BE MISSED!

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Crh Music Presents Kirk Fletcher And Band

on Sun, 24 Sep 2017 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

According to Joe Bonamassa Kirk Fletcher is hands down one of the best blues guitarists in the world. During a career that started playing with his brother in their father's church, and has included a three year spell as lead guitarist in The Fabulous Thunderbirds, collaborations with Charlie Musselwhite, and performances with giants such as Pinetop Perkins, James Cotten and Hubert Sumlin, he has won the respect, admiration and acclaim of fellow musicians, critics and fans, attracting comments such as Kirk fires off soulful strait from the heart solos that dazzle on big stages - Guitar Player magazine. Intense, soulful and awesomely proficient, Kirk Fletcher is in the forefront of contemporary blues players.

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Melrose Quartet

on Sun, 24 Sep 2017 at Topsham Matthews Hall 7:30pm

Melrose Quartet are truly an all-round folk act with both tight a capella harmony and energy-packed instrumentals. Nancy Kerr (2015 BBC Folk Singer of the Year), James Fagan, Jess & Richard Arrowsmith present a bold take on old and new English songs and tunes with a powerful treatment of traditional material alongside some of the best modern song-writing in the folk world.

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Jacob & Drinkwater

on Sun, 24 Sep 2017 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

Devon based duo Jacob & Drinkwater have been called 'stand out new Folk' by BBC6 Music and 'inventive and thrilling' by R2 Magazine. Their November indie release 'The Burning Low EP' has garnered airplay and glowing reviews from such quarters as Radio 2's Folk Show, BBC 6's Tom Robinson, Amazing Radio, BBC Introducing, BBC Bristol, FRUK, Fatea, Spiral Earth, Louder Than War and 'Whispering' Bob TV. Singer- songwriter Tobias ben Jacob first received wider acclaim as part of The Roots Union with BBC Folk Award winners Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin including playing live at Maida Vale Studios and recording in Nashville, Tennessee. After a few years out from music he returned with the 2014 release 'The St Sidwells Session' and a run of summer festivals including Glastonbury and Larmer Tree. His honest and original songwriting weaves in themes of love, memory, adversity and hope; ranging from the nostalgic images of a Northern childhood in the shadow of a burnt out mill (Two Wanderers In 1980's Clothes) to the trials and adventures of life in the 21st Century 'Oh let me breathe, let me fly, let me live a polyphonic life' (A Polyphonic Life.) Lukas Drinkwater is rightly referred to as 'one of busiest musicians in the UK.' In demand as a performer and session player in the worlds of folk and jazz he has featured on many acclaimed albums. Currently touring with Ange Hardy, he has also worked with 3 Daft Monkeys, Jim Causley, Lack of Afro, Lucy Ward, Tankus The Henge, Sam Kelly, The Little Unsaid and more. The duo's dynamic and emotionally charged live show with all its energy, musical chemistry and spontaneity has drawn comparisons with the virtuosic pairing of John Martyn and Danny Thompson. Jacob's sweeping vocals never fail to captivate, delivering many a spine-tingling moment; the fluidity and precision of his finger-picking underpinned by Drinkwater's nimbly rhythmic double bass; at times sweetly soaring, haunting, percussive and driving, the layers of depth a perfect counterfoil. The added compliment of stirring vocal harmonies nicely rounds off the mix. 'Really stop you in your tracks' Fresh On The Net 'Inventive and thrilling' R2: Rock n Reel 'One of our best artists' BBC Devon Introducing 'Definitely one to watch out for' Late Junction .BBC Radio 3 'A fresh and uplifting sound' Folk Radio UK stand out new Folk... superb.. excellent Chris Hawkins. BBC Radio 6 www.tobiasbenjacob.com www.facebook.com/jacobanddrinkwater

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Ben Maggs

on Sun, 24 Sep 2017 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:00pm

Award winning, critically acclaimed Singer Songwriter Ben Maggs is sure to 'enchant' and 'mesmerise' with 'songs that will leave your heart tingling' and a live show hailed by the Music Press as  'mesmerising'; 'crackling with creativity; 'outstanding' and 'magnificent'.  Ben has been headlining all over the UK playing to 'awe-inspired audiences', supporting The Proclaimers, The Christians and Leo Sayer's UK Tour throughout May. Inspired by wild nature, human nature and the nature of love, Ben creates tapestries with the colourful threads of his 'stunningly beautiful vocals', melodies and poetic lyrics, all wrapped in the warmth of artfully played acoustic guitar. This super talented troubadour is a real tour de force and not to be missed.  This event was booked as a Gallery Gig but has now been transferred to the main theatre due to high demand for tickets. Book early!

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Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 24 Sep 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Vicki Swan & Jonny effortlessly blend traditional material with contemporary sounds. Their performances showcase new interpretations of old songs alongside original self penned tunes and new contemporary songs that are entirely at home in the tradition. Out of this combination they have developed a sound that is both familiar and fresh. Strong believers in letting the music tradition live and breathe through sensitive interpretation, Vicki and Jonny allow the melody to sing without any constraints. Be entranced by the haunting nyckelharpa, amazed at the cow horn (one of the worlds earliest communication devices) and meet some of the bagpipes that didn't come from Scotland. Suitable for all ages, their evenings are packed with toe tapping tunes and songs of love, death, trains and dressing up (not always at the same time) all presented with sparkling gentle humour, lots of smiles and skillful musicianship. A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 24 Sep 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Vicki Swan & Jonny effortlessly blend traditional material with contemporary sounds. Their performances showcase new interpretations of old songs alongside original self penned tunes and new contemporary songs that are entirely at home in the tradition. Out of this combination they have developed a sound that is both familiar and fresh. Strong believers in letting the music tradition live and breathe through sensitive interpretation, Vicki and Jonny allow the melody to sing without any constraints. Be entranced by the haunting nyckelharpa, amazed at the cow horn (one of the worlds earliest communication devices) and meet some of the bagpipes that didn't come from Scotland. Suitable for all ages, their evenings are packed with toe tapping tunes and songs of love, death, trains and dressing up (not always at the same time) all presented with sparkling gentle humour, lots of smiles and skillful musicianship. A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Swing Manouche

on Sun, 24 Sep 2017 at Durham Claypath Delicatessen 3:30pm

Taking their name from the French for gypsy swing, Swing Manouche are a hard swinging gypsy jazz outfit. This is a must not only for gypsy jazz enthusiasts but for those keen to explore this distinct genre of music which was at the cutting edge of the thriving jazz scene during the 1930's and 1940's. Expect gypsy jazz standards, such as classic tunes by the great Django Reinhardt and originals written by the musicians Mick Shoulder and Giles Strong (guitars), Paul Edis (clarinet) and Neil Harland (double bass). 'Accessible, uplifting music, brilliantly performed by four top musicians'- BeBopSpokenHere

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Joe O'donnell's Shkayla - Album Launch Preview

on Sun, 24 Sep 2017 at Leamington Spa Zephyr Lounge 7:00pm

Joe O'Donnell's Shkayla - the Celtic fusion band like no other! Joe's life-long immersion in Celtic music and his rock-inspired creativity deliver an out-pouring of traditional and new music filled with ancient resonance and innovative energy. In 1977 Joe recorded his mould-breaking album 'Gaodhal's Vision', featuring the great Irish superstar Rory Gallagher. Forty years on Joe has remixed and remastered the whole album, adding passages and instruments, and enhancing the original impact with up to date sound processing. Joe and the band launch the long-awaited 'Gael's Vision 40th Anniversary Edition' at the prestigious Cork Folk Festival, Ireland, on 1st October. Join them at The Zephyr Lounge for a full preview of the album and the show! The new album drops on September 29th packaged with a full-length live DVD and 16pp insert. Details on website. http://joeodonnellsshkayla.com/shop/gaodhals-vision-40th-anniversary-edition/ Shkayla are Joe O'Donnell violin, Martin Barter keys, Si Hayden guitar, Adrian Litvinoff bass and Karen Milne drums. Together they make one of the tightest, most exciting and evocative units on the Folk-Rock spectrum. Don't miss them!

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Brooks Williams & Boo Hewerdine - 'state Of The Union'

on Sun, 24 Sep 2017 at Brixham Theatre 7:30pm

Combining songwriting legend Boo Hewerdine and acclaimed American Blues guitarist and songwriter Brooks Williams, 'State of the Union' create a magical, stripped back, and enthralling musical atmosphere. Their performances are consistently brilliant, equal parts emotive and entertaining 'Beautiful, classy playing and great songs' - Acoustic Magazine 'Americana at its finest!'- fRoots The original songs that Brooks and Boo play are infused by a multitude of influences, from Willie Nelson to Johnny Cash, from the wide open Fenlands to the frenetic buzz of the city. The sound this amazing acoustic duo capture is rich and expertly executed. Tickets £15 Advance (£18 on the door if available)

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Michael Nau

on Mon, 25 Sep 2017 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

Michael Nau is just 6 months on from putting out his first album under his own name and is preparing for its follow up with a sense of immediacy. A new collection of twelve songs entitled Some Twist represents some of his most sharp and moving work to date, and finds the Maryland-born songwriter looking to move quickly enough to avoid some of the stop/start nature that had previously left large gaps of time falling between his output. While last year's Mowing and its standout single Love Survive can be viewed as commercial and critical successes for Nau, it was the act of putting the album out to begin with that was perhaps the biggest victory. After veering away from two different outfits he had fronted in the mid-to-late aughts, Nau had spent an a good deal of time overthinking his next move to a semi-paralysing degree: 'Mowing felt like a success for me because I had just spent so long with no idea if was ever-going to put out a record again. I felt like I was going to write music for the rest of my life and maybe go play some shows, but in the back of my mind I wasn't sure I still had the courage to put an album out into the world. I spent so much time passing through, working on things and then just throwing them away and moving on to the next thing. So really, it was a success because it came out at all. At the time I would tell people in my life that I was working on a record, but nothing would happen. So when it finally came out it felt like getting over a wall in a way, because I had somehow forgotten how to put things together and finish them.' Upon the urging of others around him, Nau did eventually put Mowing together and saw fans and the critical community alike respond in 2016. Said Pitchfork upon the album's release: 'His masterful instinct for arrangement, along with his reedy voice, earns Nau a place in the rock'n'roll underdogs' Hall of Fame.' Shortly thereafter, the uplifting single Love Survive caught the attention of various BBC Radio DJs and programmers, leading to an extended run of airplay that has spread to a brand new audience throughout Europe. But Nau is resisting the urge to fall into the same habit of tinkering for too long again. Some Twist was recorded just after Mowing saw its release in Europe, wrapping it up in early January 2017. February saw Michael debut some of the new material live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. The album's first single, Good Thing, was released in March, a driving flurry of introspection laid within a piano and fuzz arrangement. Second single Light That Ever was released just now. Some Twist will see its release on 16 June via Full Time Hobby. Overall, the album splits its time between feeling both energised and unhurried, while featuring the same penetrating songwriting that has led fans to latch onto Nau since he arrived.

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The Coal Porters

on Mon, 25 Sep 2017 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

terrace cred. presents: On their annual outing to the seaside, Sid Griffin brings his 'alt-bluegrass' combo The Coal Porters back to one of his favourite venues, The Greys, where they and their music belong! Sid Griffin pioneered the alt. country trail as a founding member of the American band Long Ryders (pick up the wonderful Cherry Red 4CD Boxset) and influenced a whole posse of bands. He's carved out a career as a music historian / writer / broadcaster and, two handsfull of albums and a solo album in, his cherished band continue to blaze the very best brand of music that defies rounding up in any one category. Kerenza Peacock fine fiddle and vocals; Paul Fitzgerald banjo and vocals; Sid Griffin vocals, mandolin, harmonica and autoharp; Andrew Stafford, bass; Neil Robert Herd guitar, sporran and vocals. '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 'a proper band with albums and tours and a fiddle.' Laura Barton, The Guardian Support is from Trevor Moss & Hannah Lou - quirky Hastings duo, where they run an acoustic club 'Lantern society'. They've got a great album 'Expatriot' and are here with Sid's seal of approval. www.trevormossandhannahlou.com www.sidgriffin.com https://www.facebook.com/events/530742573983070/ https://www.facebook.com/terracecred

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Jack Rutter & Greg Russell

on Mon, 25 Sep 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:00pm

Jack Rutter and Greg Russell are two of the brightest young acts on the UK folk scene. In late 2017 they both release their debut solo albums and to celebrate they're heading out on a double headline tour. Jack Rutter: Still in his mid 20s, Jack Rutter (Moore Moss Rutter, Seth Lakeman band, Jackie Oates band) is a highly respected singer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist playing within the British folk tradition. His new solo set features a range of well known and rare traditional songs from a variety of sources, delivered with guitar, bouzouki or duet concertina accompaniment that complement his signature 'honest, unaffected vocals' (Yorkshire Evening Post). Greg Russell: Possessed of an extraordinary and utterly distinctive voice Greg is a singer, multi-instrumentalist (Guitar, Bouzouki, Piano), songwriter and interpreter of the finest water. He's still developing at a dizzying pace before your very eyes. Winner of two Folk Awards with his duo partner, Ciaran Algar, Greg is definitely the man to watch at the moment. We will have a great MC to open up the evening with a number and will let you know who, nearer the time. In the meantime, put the date in your diary and see you there :)

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Jack Rutter & Greg Russell

on Mon, 25 Sep 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:00pm

Jack Rutter and Greg Russell are two of the brightest young acts on the UK folk scene. In late 2017 they both release their debut solo albums and to celebrate they're heading out on a double headline tour. Jack Rutter: Still in his mid 20s, Jack Rutter (Moore Moss Rutter, Seth Lakeman band, Jackie Oates band) is a highly respected singer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist playing within the British folk tradition. His new solo set features a range of well known and rare traditional songs from a variety of sources, delivered with guitar, bouzouki or duet concertina accompaniment that complement his signature 'honest, unaffected vocals' (Yorkshire Evening Post). Greg Russell: Possessed of an extraordinary and utterly distinctive voice Greg is a singer, multi-instrumentalist (Guitar, Bouzouki, Piano), songwriter and interpreter of the finest water. He's still developing at a dizzying pace before your very eyes. Winner of two Folk Awards with his duo partner, Ciaran Algar, Greg is definitely the man to watch at the moment. We will have a great MC to open up the evening with a number and will let you know who, nearer the time. In the meantime, put the date in your diary and see you there :)

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Rainbow Girls

on Mon, 25 Sep 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Rainbow Girls is a collaborative ofsongwriters, multi-instrumentalists, vocalists, and California natives who've spent the last 4 years touring Europe and the US as a rock n' roll band, but who've recently returned to their folkier roots by embarking on a house concert tour across America.This new trio version of the band (Erin Chapin, Caitlin Gowdey, & Vanessa May) highlights their rich harmonies, ageless songwriting, and soulful, bluesy sound at its rawest form.The ladies came together at an underground open mic in Santa Barbara, CA in December of 2010 and spent the following summer busking and couch surfing around Europe. Since then they have released two studio albums and toured the US and Europe extensively. https://www.rainbowgirlsmusic.com

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Travelling With Thomas

on Mon, 25 Sep 2017 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:30pm

Travelling with Thomas is the beginning of a new folk musical, exploring traditional legend, Thomas the Rhymer. Meet Laurel Swift and Lizzie Watts at the start of their creative process for an interactive showcase of brand new songs and artwork. See where they've got so far, simply drink it all in, or choose to get involved by responding to their work. The second of four showcases offering a unique behind the scenes experience in the development of this exciting new musical.

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Travelling With Thomas

on Mon, 25 Sep 2017 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:30pm

Travelling with Thomas is the beginning of a new folk musical, exploring traditional legend, Thomas the Rhymer. Meet Laurel Swift and Lizzie Watts at the start of their creative process for an interactive showcase of brand new songs and artwork. See where they've got so far, simply drink it all in, or choose to get involved by responding to their work. The second of four showcases offering a unique behind the scenes experience in the development of this exciting new musical.

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The Twagger Band

on Mon, 25 Sep 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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The Twagger Band

on Mon, 25 Sep 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Michael Mcdermott

on Mon, 25 Sep 2017 at London Water Rats 7:00pm

An evening with Chicago singer/songwriter Michael McDermott, with Special Guest Heather Horton. Often likened to Dylan and Springsteen, 2016 was a big year for Chicago singer/songwriter Michael McDermott. Voted Best Male Artist by Americana-UK readers, his album Willow Springs received several Best of 2016 accolades from the media. American Roots UK described it as one of the best album of the 21st century. His live shows are legendary. Author Stephen King describes him as one of the greatest Songwriters. Special Guest Heather Horton, who along with Michael form The Westies, a favourite of Bob Harris, debuts her first UK album release. Recorded in Nashville it has received early critical acclaim being given 10/10 by Americana-UK and is released in U.K. By At The Helm Records on 15th September. Performance Poet Paul Cookson will be kicking off the evening.

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Emily & The Simons

on Mon, 25 Sep 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Emily & The Simons are an Anglo-Belgian Balfolk trio, a dynamic collaboration between three outstanding folk musicians: Emily Bowden (fiddle), Simon Dumpleton (accordion) and Simon Laffineur (guitar). They perform beautiful original music centred around Emily's compositions, drawing inspiration from life's encounters and the energy of the dance-floor. Their style is highly expressive and improvisatory, full of passion, tenderness and playfulness. With a wide repertoire ranging from exquisite, sensual mazurkas to joyful, driving bourrées, their music transports the imagination, stirs the feet and uplifts the spirit.

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Habadekuk

on Tue, 26 Sep 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Ft. Ali Maas & Micky Moody Band + Snake Mary

on Tue, 26 Sep 2017 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

LONDON 100 Club TUESDAY BLUES presents ALI MAAS & MICKY MOODY BAND Snake Mary + Ryk Mead & The London Blues Machine www.solidentertainments.com

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State Of The Union (boo Hewerdine & Brooks Williams)

on Tue, 26 Sep 2017 at Maldon Blue Boar Hotel 8:00pm

STATE OF THE UNION combine the mercurial talents of English songwriting legend Boo Hewerdine and acclaimed American Blues guitarist and songwriter Brooks Williams. Creating a magical, stripped back and enthralling musical atmosphere, their performances are consistently brilliant, equal parts emotive and entertaining. The original songs Hewerdine and Williams play are infused by a multitude of influences, from Willie Nelson to Johnny Cash, from the wide open Fenlands to the frenetic buzz of the city. There's something indefinable and very special when these two artists play together! It's beautiful to experience.

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Three Dollar Shoe

on Tue, 26 Sep 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Three Dollar Shoe are delighted to be hosting an evening performance of songs and music in the cosy downstairs bar at the Green Note, Camden Town. Tucked away from the noise and clamour of the streets and bars of Camden underneath this renowned establishment, this is an opportunity to give an airing to some of the softer and gentler aspects of Celtic and other traditional music. The downstairs music space is an intimate venue, a living room away from home, but furnished with a bar, a piano and a fine acoustic for playing so book your place early !

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State Of The Union

on Wed, 27 Sep 2017 at Biddulph Town Hall 7:30pm

Boo Hewerdine & Brooks Williams

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Travelling With Thomas

on Wed, 27 Sep 2017 at London Gunnersbury Park Museum 4:00pm

Travelling with Thomas is the beginning of a new folk musical, exploring traditional legend, Thomas the Rhymer. Meet Laurel Swift and Lizzie Watts at the start of their creative process for an interactive showcase of brand new songs and artwork. See where they've got so far, simply drink it all in, or choose to get involved by responding to their work. The second of four showcases offering a unique behind the scenes experience in the development of this exciting new musical. This is a free entry event. There is no booking fee charged.

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The Mae Trio

on Wed, 27 Sep 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Australia's THE MAE TRIO are bring their unique contemporary twist on folk music to The Green Note, to celebrate the release of their brand new album Take Care Take Cover. Take Care Take Cover follows on from The Mae Trio's debut album, Housewarming which earned them Folk Alliance Australia Youth Award and NFSA Folk Recording of the Year and saw them tour Australia, Canada, USA and Europe with performances at the Hydro Stadium at Celtic Connection, Glasgow, Americana Folk Festival, Nashville, Cambridge Folk Festival, UK Edmonton Folk Festival, Canada, and Port Fairy and National Folk Festivals, Australia. To suggest that Melbourne's the Mae Trio is too good to be true would be to ignore the empirical evidence provided by a simply superb sophomore album. The Australian ***** "Definitely a trio to keep an eye and an ear (or two) out for" - Songlines "spine-tingling harmonies" - The Scotsman

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The Little Unsaid (full Band)

on Wed, 27 Sep 2017 at Nottingham The Running Horse 7:30pm

Recent winners of the Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award for boundary-pushing new music creators, The Little Unsaid have spent the last year travelling the UK and Europe, leaving audiences emotionally rapt with a live show that's been described as 'a thumping depth of passion, recalling the intensity and melancholic overtones of Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen.' Led by Yorkshire-born songwriter and multi-instrumentalist John Elliott, this year the band released their album Imagined Hymns & Chaingang Mantras, recorded with Radiohead engineer and acclaimed film score producer Graeme Stewart. With a rigorous work ethic and a genre-spanning approach to songwriting that embraces elements of electronica, folk, jazz and alt-rock, it's no surprise that Elliott and the band have attracted the attention of the Steve Reid Foundation, formed in honour of the ground-breaking Miles Davis and Fela Kuti drummer. Working with a diverse range of mentors through the foundation's award programme, including Gilles Peterson, Floating Points and FourTet, the band are continuing an album launch tour in the UK this autumn after sell-out shows in the summer and Glastonbury Festival. 'Entrancing songwriting of a real rich quality, all held together by an intensity of approach deeply atmospheric' Clash 'Extraordinary music. This is an amazing act' - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 'An enigmatic and unique talent' - Birmingham Wire

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New Roots: Lords Of Thyme / Chris Brambley & Band

on Wed, 27 Sep 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Weds 27 Sep The Slaughtered Lamb Nearest tube Farringdon, 6 mins walk Please arrive early to ensure a seat. The Lords Of Thyme are traditionally English folk in the way that Pentangle or Fotheringay were traditionally English folk, but also in the same way that Julian Cope undoubtedly is. A hazy, blissed out, ancient and modern country of the strangest imaginations. Joe Woolley, Tali Trow and Pat Kenneally first played together as part of Michael Tyack's compellingly odd ensemble Circulus before forming The Lords Of Thyme with Michelle Griffiths of the progressive Morris dance side The Belles Of London City. The band's debut 7 single, which paired the Scottish ballad Proud Maisre with an original song of Joe's called If I Was A Bird was mixed by the legendary John Wood, best known for recording the likes of Nick Drake, John Martyn and The Incredible String Band. That first release impressed fRoots magazine enough to include them in a cover feature on outsider folk artists that also launched the careers of Stick In The Wheel, Mishaped Pearls and Lynched. The group's leader Joe was introduced to folk music by the iconic guitar innovator Davey Graham's sister Jill Doyle. Jill added to his obsession with blues and jazz by playing him classic recordings by Jeannie Robertson and Bert Lloyd. Furthering their connection to old wyrd England, The Lords Of Thyme were invited to contribute to the Shirley Collins Inspired tribute album - recording a version of Hares On The Mountain with 60s folk legend Bonnie Dobson on a record that also features Graham Coxon and Bonnie Prince Billy. When you hear The Lords Of Thyme you know exactly where they're coming from. Even if you couldn't point to it on a map. With such a promising debut single the Lords of Thyme are a band really worth following. - Alex Gallacher, Folk Radio UK A dreamlike sound that can only be described as traditionally English. - Daithi Sabhaois, Shindig! Issue 39 It's the Woolley originals that offer the most promise, from The Trembling Bells play Sam Cooke Hammond textures of Moment To Moment, the decidedly Hot Vultures English blues-with-a-fiddle of World In A Tangle, to the John Martynesque If I Was A Bird. - Steve Hunt, fRoots A sheer delight. -. Rock and Reel  Extemely Lovely Stuff - Nathan Ford, The Active Listener WATCH LORDS OF THYME https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83c5UUnD4Fg Chris Brambley's haunting, graceful songs are rooted in the folk tradition. With a clear nod to the folk revival styles of Bert Jansch, John Renbourn and Davy Graham, they are at the same time wholly contemporary interpretations of the genre. His newly released 'Aperture E.P' shares common ground with such modern day folk innovators as Fionn Regan and Nick Mulvey. He augments his sound tonight with a four piece band. WATCH CHRIS BRAMBLEY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPnn5QInkdU New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves - for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. Website: www.newrootsevents.com New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Alsarah And The Nubatones (sudan)

on Wed, 27 Sep 2017 at London The Bussey Building 8:00pm

WEDNESDAY 27th SEPTEMBER - 8.00pm - £15.00/£12.50 (cons) THE CLF ART CAFÉ BLOCK A, BUSSEY BUILDING, 133 RYE LANE, LONDON, SE15 4ST ALSARAH and THE NUBATONES (SUDAN) Alsarah's mesmerising blend of ancient tradition and East African pop has since entranced audiences wherever they've played. The Sudanese singer Alsarah was a child when her family were forced to flee the country following a coup. She was eventually given political asylum in America where, after taking a degree in ethnomusicology she formed the Nubatones in 2010 with percussionist Rami el Aasser. With a line-up that includes her sister Nahid on backing vocals, bassist Mawuena Kodjovi and oud player Haig Manoukian, the ensemble released their debut album Silt in 2014.

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Alsarah And The Nubatones (sudan)

on Wed, 27 Sep 2017 at London The Bussey Building 8:00pm

WEDNESDAY 27th SEPTEMBER - 8.00pm - £15.00/£12.50 (cons) THE CLF ART CAFÉ BLOCK A, BUSSEY BUILDING, 133 RYE LANE, LONDON, SE15 4ST ALSARAH and THE NUBATONES (SUDAN) Alsarah's mesmerising blend of ancient tradition and East African pop has since entranced audiences wherever they've played. The Sudanese singer Alsarah was a child when her family were forced to flee the country following a coup. She was eventually given political asylum in America where, after taking a degree in ethnomusicology she formed the Nubatones in 2010 with percussionist Rami el Aasser. With a line-up that includes her sister Nahid on backing vocals, bassist Mawuena Kodjovi and oud player Haig Manoukian, the ensemble released their debut album Silt in 2014.

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Colum Sands

on Wed, 27 Sep 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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4square

on Wed, 27 Sep 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

4Square are a Manchester-based quartet who play and sing a melodic blend of tunes and songs, both traditional and self penned. Since their humble beginnings in a freezing cold farmhouse near Rochdale in the Winter of 2006, this band's music has gelled and matured into the funkiest, most energetic and powerful music you shall hear from the British folk music scene today. A great band! Totally joyful playing, which is guaranteed to cheer all but the most curmudgeonly up. Four great musicians at the top of their trade. Brilliant stuff. (Mike Harding) "Simply stunning" (John Tams)

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Winter Wilson

on Wed, 27 Sep 2017 at Uffculme Village Hall 7:30pm

WINTER WILSON ASHES & DUST TOUR 2017

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Megson

on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

'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 Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. As fRoots Magazine puts it 'if you don't like the music here then you have a problem' Summer 2016 saw the release of their much anticipated new studio album GOOD TIMES WILL COME AGAIN gaining them much critical acclaim. One of the most original political folk sets of the year. Ewan MacColl would have been impressed. said The Guardian. Relevant, thought-provoking songs that would make Woody Guthrie proud said Acoustic Magazine. While folk broadcasting legend Mike Harding described it as One of the top albums of 2016.. And during all this time, Stu even managed to be involved with other artists producing & recording award winning music for SHOW OF HANDS, KELLY OLIVER, LUCY WARD, FAUSTUS, THE WILLOWS, SAM KELLY & THE YOUNG'UNS.

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Chris Pureka

on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- It's rare for an artist to bridge the divide between critical acclaim and dedicated fan engagement. Chris Pureka is a Portland-based singer-songwriter whose body of work has resonated deeply with these seemingly disparate milieus. Her bold vulnerability in processing the intimacies of her life in song has long appealed to those listeners who crave authenticity. Now, five years coming, she shares with us another powerful entry in her life's work, her sixth release, the aptly titled, Back in the Ring. My music is the outward expression of the work I'm doing internally. What I do comes from my experiences, and I strive to express these experiences authentically. Speaking my truth, and being myself, is the way that I connect with people, "Dynamic, breathy vocals a la Chan Marshall. - Magnet "summoning the spirits of Gillian Welch's 'Revelator' or Ryan Adams' 'Heartbreaker. -Billboard.com

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Reg Meuross

on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

A unique, atmospheric and friendly venue with a fully stocked bar at reasonable prices. NUS entry: £4, available on the door. Music starts at 8pm. 5 minutes walk from Hillingdon underground. Free parking available. Visit website bit.do/uxfolk for how to find us.

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Reg Meuross

on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

A unique, atmospheric and friendly venue with a fully stocked bar at reasonable prices. NUS entry: £4, available on the door. Music starts at 8pm. 5 minutes walk from Hillingdon underground. Free parking available. Visit website bit.do/uxfolk for how to find us.

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Slaid Cleaves.

on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 at Leek Foxlowe Arts Centre 7:30pm

LEEK BLUES AND AMERICANA in association with BIDDULPH UP IN ARMS PRESENTS SLAID CLEAVES.... "Slaid Cleaves may be the Americana genre's most underappreciated songwriter. With a knack for giving breath to perpetually down-on-their-luck characters on albums like 2000's excellent Broke Down, the Austin by way of Maine artist evokes writers from Guy Clark to Tom Petty, crafting detailed portraits of barflies, drifters and day labourers. On June 23rd, he releases his latest album, Ghost on the Car Radio, another collection of songs that reinforce Cleaves' reputation as a master storyteller, one influenced not by the shine of pop-culture but by the dirt of real life. Slaid Cleaves' online biography says that he Grew up in Maine. Lives in Texas. Writes songs. Makes records. Travels around. Tries to be good. The simplicity of the statement disguises the fact that he's one of the most highly respected and talented songwriters in modern America, with a string of terrific releases and a devoted fan base. Performing songs that can be funny, insightful, sensitive and hard-hitting, sometimes all at the same time, he's one of the few contemporary musicians who can be fairly compared to old masters like Woody Guthrie. A truly mesmerising performer. A master craftsman on the order of Guy Clark and John Prine Austin Chronicle. A magical performance from one of the best songwriters in the game No Depression

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"an Evening With Jess Klein & Mike June"

on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:00pm

JESS & MIKE RETURN TO HIGH WYCOMBE, FOR ANOTHER VISIT, TWO VERY DIFFERENT SONGWRITERS, WHO COMBINE TO PRESENT TO A TOP KNOTCH SHOW.

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Eric Taylor

on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 at Manningtree Red Lion 7:30pm

We are pleased to welcome one of the top US singer-songwriters to the Red Lion. Eric Taylor is from Texas and is known for his storytelling style, combining spoken word with anecdotal songs to create a theatre-style performance Eric is a sage musician, a lyrical genius and a master of the guitar. If you're familiar with the intricate Texas singer/ songwriter jigsaw puzzle, you probably already know a lot about Taylor. If you're not familiar with Taylor by name, you've probably heard his songs performed by people such as Nanci Griffith and Lyle Lovett. He has created a multitude of fans and devotees that are legends themselves in the singer/songwriter realm, artists who have long considered Taylor to be a teacher and a lantern bearer whose time is long overdue. In 2016 Taylor was nominated for an Emmy for Musical Composition for songs he wrote for the Storyworks.TV documentary "Road Kid to Writer: The Tracks of Jim Tully."

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New Roots: Mishaped Pearls

on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 at London The Old Queens Head;'' 7:30pm

Thurs 28 Sept, The Old Queens Head, Islington N1 8LN. Ph 0207 354 9993 Doors open 7.30 pm, nearest tube Angel, 5 mins walk. PLEASE NOTE: THE VENUE CONSISTS OF SEATED AND STANDING AREAS. TO ENSURE A SEAT PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY. At the forefront of a very exciting new wave of UK folk, seven-piece Mishaped Pearls' most recent album 'Thamesis' has recieved four star reviews from The Guardian, the Financial Times and the Telegraph, and garnered the highest of praise from Tom Robinson, Mark Radcliffe and Bob Harris, highlights amongst universal acclaim from the press and media. Their adventurous song combination of the ancient and the new finds an echo in their musical make-up - banjo, saz baglama, bodhran, violin and mandolin mix with acoustic guitar, keyboards, electric bass and drums, all led by the mezzo-soprano voice of Manuela Schuette. Their music's roots in tradition expand into progressive folk and rock, eastern modal music and shows elements of contemporary classical influence. Really intriguing - I love this MARK RADCLIFFE, BBC RADIO 2 FOLK SHOW An outstanding release absolutely gorgeous, gorgeous music BOB HARRIS, BBC RADIO 2 Darkly beguiling...cinematically epic ★★★★ THE SCOTSMAN "Unexpected, gently startling" ★★★★THE GUARDIAN 'Astonishing, with heart-stopping vocals from Manuela Schütte. It's not often a band can truthfully claim to have a sound unlike anyone else in the country, but Mishaped Pearls can certainly make that proud boast' TOM ROBINSON, BBC 6 MUSIC '....such an original and engaging album DAILY TELEGRAPH, TOP 10 CDs 'A brilliantly realised piece of work' fROOTS 'they scream originality.. SPIRAL EARTH ..a celestial, otherworldy quality, elegant and graceful " R2 MAGAZINE Mishaped Pearls on stage at 9.00 pm. WATCH MISHAPED PEARLS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT0IxcFS0GA WEBSITE: www.mishapedpearls.org Alt-folk duo Sandtimer support with a short opening set a 8.15 pm. Placing a decisive emphasis on intricate guitar lines, close vocal harmonies and sparse, Appalachian-influenced arrangements, Sandtimer released Different Seas with Folkstock Records in 2015, followed by the independently released Mackerel at the end of 2016. Bboth releases reveivd extensive airplay on BBC 6Music and BBC Introducing. As a performing duo, they have toured the UK acoustic circuit frequently and, in 2016, ventured to west Canada for their first tour abroad. WATCH SANDTIMER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JANj_WW5vtM&index=2&list=PL5-qt1gCcKiXysNDccAsgLzWeOC9cPyHc

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The Mae Trio

on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 at Maidstone The Bowerhouse 7:30am

​The trio are Maggie Rigby (banjo, ukulele, guitar and vocals), sister Elsie Rigby (violin, ukulele and vocals and Anita Hillman (cello, bass and vocals). Their debut album, Housewarming, released in 2013 features songs that the trio had written before they even finished school earned hem Folk Alliance Australia Youth Award and NFSA Folk Recording of the Year and carried them on a bigger wave than they could ever have imagined. Leaving behind two half finished university degrees and one steady primary school teaching job the Trio took to the road for the last two years touring Australia, Canada, USA and Europe with performances at the Hydro Stadium at Celtic Connection, Glasgow, Americana Folk Festival, Nashville, Cambridge Folk Festival, UK Edmonton Folk Festival, Canada, and Port Fairy and National Folk Festivals, Australia. their highly melodic, immaculately crafted songs are arranged to use the diverse instrumental talents of its members, their angelic lead voices and, most pertinently, their exquisite vocal harmony The Australian "the Mae Trio were easily the breakout act at Folk Alliance" The Bluegrass Situation "The Mae Trio has made a meteoric mark on the national acoustic music scene" Rhythms

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London Klezmer Quartet

on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 at Croydon The Oval Tavern 8:00pm

KLQ brings their new release "To the Tavern" to the tavern! Croydon's Oval Tavern, that is! This is klezmer at its most beguiling and seductive, dynamic, exuberant and accomplished. Hear the subtleties of the original Eastern European tradition, combined with a kick-the-chairs-over ability to party featuring old and new traditional material guaranteed to move audiences from toe-tapping to tears and back again in moments. If you've enjoyed the Trans-Siberian Brass Band, or Geoff Berner at this venue recently, you'll love their music. Tickets £5 on the door or £4.99 from www.we.gottickets.com/theukulele Approx. stage times: 8 pm - official doors (but you are welcome to have a drink and something to eat before this time: the pub opens at noon!) 8.15pm - we hope to have an interesting support act. Watch this space 9.00pm London Klezmer Quartet.

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Anthony John Clarke - An Intimate Concert

on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 at Ruthin AllStyles Music Club 7:15am

This week we are delighted to welcome back singer/songwriter Anthony John Clarke to perform an Intimate Concert in the welcoming atmosphere of our cosy little club at the heart of the beautiful Vale of Clwyd. It is four years since he entertained us last, and as if his melodic, gentle vocals and his impeccable guitar style were not enough, Anthony's cheeky Irish humour kept the capacity audience at our previous venue, The Cross Keys, well and truly entertained. The evening will begin with a round of floor spots by a variety of local singers who will deliver a broad mix of Folk, Blues, R&B and Country, followed by two fabulous 45 minute sets from our guest. THE VENUE The function room at The Feathers Inn is 'seated with tables'. There is a separate well stocked bar with guest ales. Tea/coffee available. Disabled access and plenty of nearby parking. And if you want to stay over, The Feathers also has beautifully appointed rooms available at reasonable prices. We are limited to 50 tickets so secure your tickets now. Subsidised Entrance Fee £4 (usual concession for regular members).

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Ezza

on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 at Falmouth Rugby Club 7:30pm

Ezza are a power trio from Niger who blend modern rock sounds with traditional Tuareg music.

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Fanny's Parlour

on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 at Martock Secret Venue 7:30pm

2 course supper and 2 original live bands

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Kim Metcalf Plays Cafe#9

on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

Come and experience a rare opportunity to hear the soothing and ethereal sounds of the handpan with Kim Metcalf. Only invented in 2000 these instruments are winning fans around the world with their beautiful harp like resonance and complex tonal qualities. Melodic, yet inherently percussive, they offer a soundscape like no other. One of only a small number of professional handpan players in the UK, Kim will be playing her own instrumental music - described by reviewers as 'rather beautiful, and very therapeutic'. Take this rare chance to hear this music live.

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Soundbox Presents Luke Jackson

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Chester The Lock Keeper 7:30pm

'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 With a bold, distinctive voice and a sweet, percussive guitar style, Luke is a confident and captivating live performer. He has a strong cross-over, rootsy appeal, and won Fatea's Male Artist of the Year 2014, and again in 2016. His debut album 'More Than Boys', produced by the acclaimed Welsh singer-songwriter Martyn Joseph, was released in 2012 to great reviews, as was the follow-up 'Fumes and Faith' in early 2014. In 2015 he released 'This Family Tree', a seven-track EP recorded with his trio, and November 2016 saw the release of Luke's third full studio album, 'Tall Tales and Rumours' to universal critical acclaim, which Maverick, in a 5-star review, described as a brilliant, thoughtful album Jackson shows talent beyond his years.

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Irish Night With Donal Maguire, Racker Donnelly & Thomas Mccarthy (replacing Gerry O'reilly)

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm, with a set from each of the three headliners. * There are no concessionary tickets for this concert. * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £10. * Mix of row seats and standing room. * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. IF HAVING A SEAT IS ESSENTIAL TO YOU, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE THERE WHEN THE DOOR OPENS AT 7PM, AS THE ROOM FILLS UP QUICKLY FOR POPULAR CONCERTS. We will not be able to bring in extra seats. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat in the ballroom and then eat elsewhere. If you wish to eat, please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to order and eat your food. * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

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Hannah Sanders And Ben Savage (this Is An Oak Room Concert)

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Stony Stratford The Cock Hotel (Marquee Suite) 7:30pm

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Nancy Kerr & James Fagan

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Bamford Village Institute 7:00pm

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Rainbow Girls

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Rainbow Girls is a collaborative of songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, vocalists, and California natives who've spent the last 4 years touring Europe and the US as a rock n' roll band, but who've recently returned to their folkier roots by embarking on a house concert tour across America. This new trio version of the band (Erin Chapin, Caitlin Gowdey, & Vanessa May) highlights their rich harmonies, ageless songwriting, and soulful, bluesy sound at its rawest form. The ladies came together at an underground open mic in Santa Barbara, CA in December of 2010 and spent the following summer busking and couch surfing around Europe.  Since then they have released two studio albums, toured the US and Europe extensively, and simultaneously developed two different forms of performing: 1) an electric, rock n' roll, foot stomping spectacular enticing people to get naked, let loose, and dance wildly; and 2) an intimate and acoustic set based around their unique harmonies and folkier roots. For this tour of the UK they will be in their 3 piece acoustic form bringing some Californian aural sunshine to Newbury.

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Rainbow Girls

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Rainbow Girls is a collaborative of songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, vocalists, and California natives who've spent the last 4 years touring Europe and the US as a rock n' roll band, but who've recently returned to their folkier roots by embarking on a house concert tour across America. This new trio version of the band (Erin Chapin, Caitlin Gowdey, & Vanessa May) highlights their rich harmonies, ageless songwriting, and soulful, bluesy sound at its rawest form. The ladies came together at an underground open mic in Santa Barbara, CA in December of 2010 and spent the following summer busking and couch surfing around Europe.  Since then they have released two studio albums, toured the US and Europe extensively, and simultaneously developed two different forms of performing: 1) an electric, rock n' roll, foot stomping spectacular enticing people to get naked, let loose, and dance wildly; and 2) an intimate and acoustic set based around their unique harmonies and folkier roots. For this tour of the UK they will be in their 3 piece acoustic form bringing some Californian aural sunshine to Newbury.

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Gerry Colvin

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

"Gerry Colvin is a writer of great substance who is able to give us something that has been largely missing in English Music for a long time. His subjects and characters are clearly defined and his songs create strong images and stories which can make us both laugh and cry in the same breath. This man is unique and unforgettable. The songs are brilliant. He should be a household name. Go see him. Phil Beer, Show of Hands The hardest act to follow since the feeding of the 5,000!' Keith Donnelly In the 1970's Gerry joined pop band 'The Man Upstairs'. They released three singles and toured with 'The Smiths'. In the early 1980's he co-founded and fronted the legendary John Peel favourite skiffle-cowpunk indie outfit 'Terry & Gerry'. This seminal band toured Europe and the USA and appeared on countless Radio and TV shows including "The Tube" and "The Old Grey Whistle Test". Their five singles and album all reached No.1 in the indie charts. They wrote numerous theme tunes for Central TV and were the subject of a 30 minute documentary by the legendary film maker Norman Hull, which aired on British Television in July 1986. The quirky portrayal of their unique skiffle music and beloved Birmingham can be viewed here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVC_uGq5bSA In 2010 Cherry Red released 'Let's Get the Hell Back to Lubbock', the definitive 'Terry and Gerry' compilation In the early 1990's Gerry worked in Nashville as a professional songwriter and back in the UK collaborated with Alison Moyet, co-writing on an album project. He also penned numerous TV themes, three musicals, two film scores and wrote and presented for BBC Radio 2. His band 'Gerry Colvin's Inexperience', a fusion of Soul, R and B and Folk-Country, became a firm favourite on the College circuit. In 1993 Gerry formed the folk-pop band 'The Atlantics': they toured extensively including a slot at Glastonbury Festival where Gerry was compere, and appeared on BBC's 'Pebble Mill at One'. Colvin's other major project at this time was film music as vocalist with 'The National Screen Orchestra'; he also performed as a comedy double act with Hollywood superstar Mackenzie Crook. In 1995 Gerry co-founded the five piece folk band Colvinquarmby. They released six critically acclaimed albums and were voted best band at the prestigious Fairport Convention Cropredy Festival in 2009. In 2010 they won the Hancock Award for 'Best Live Folk Act'. In May 2013 Gerry was invited by New York producer and Robert Plant song collaborator Dave Barratt to record 'Revolution' for the 'Beatles complete on ukulele' album and website. In 2014 Gerry released a self-penned solo album 'Jazz Tales of Country Folk' followed by 'Six of One half a Dozen of the Other' in 2016 which features ten brand new original songs. . In 2015 Gerry reformed 'Terry and Gerry' and was invited to support Status Quo on a nationwide tour. Terry and Gerry also appeared at Glastonbury that year following the release of their new EP 'Dear John'. As well as his new album Gerry's book 'The Rabbits of Zakynthos' is due to be published later this year. The Gerry Colvin band were delighted to be invited to apprear at Cropredy 2017 to celebrate 50 years of Fairport Convention!! At Fairport Convention's Cropredy Festival 2017 Gerry will be joined by Jerome Davies on double Bass, Trish Power on accordion, Michael Keelan on violin and Lyndon Webb on guitar with special guests Anna Ryder and Marion Fleetwood. www.gerrycolvin.com

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Carnival Band 'around The World In 80 Tunes'

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Winteringham Village Hall 7:30pm

First act in this year's Winteringham Music & Arts Festival and 700th Charter Celebrations. Parking alongside the hall, Event start time 8 pm Bar

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Oxbal Sept 2017

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Oxford Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre 7:00pm

An evening of bal with the funky-fresh Peut-etre Jeanne and characterful Duo Mistral. Join us for the bal workshop at 7.30 to learn some basic steps or just as a refresher. The bal will begin with full force at 8.40pm and we welcome all players to play for dancing after the bal from 11.30pm.

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Kirk Fletcher

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Leek Foxlowe Arts Centre 7:00pm

leek blues and americana presents....KIRK FLETCHER.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. Born and based in Los Angeles, California, Kirk 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 "Kirk fires off soulful, straight-from-the-heart solos that dazzle on big stages. ..Fletcher also blows people's minds when he's playing rhythm guitar. Guitar Player Magazine WITH SUPPORT FROM" Chris Bevington & friends have had a great 2016 so far and their reputation has helped them to establish the band as a top Professional Blues Band. The aim of 2016 was to promote the second album Better Start Cookin to a wider audience and hopefully attract more friends along the way. The highlights have been the support of Paul Jones BBC Radio 2 and the great Airplay he has given us as well as that, we have loved playing at some of the best Festivals in the UK and appearing at The Upton , Cambridge and Colne Festivals has been a fantastic Experience The planning for Album Number 3 has already started and we hope to start very soon and the involvement and Song writing abilities of Jim Kirkpatrick and Scott Ralph is sure to build upon the great feedback we have received for Album No 2, so for us all , it's very exciting times." STARTS 7.30 PM £14.

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Diz 'honeybear' Watson / Orleans Avenue Piano Nights

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

The legendary Diz 'Honeybear' Watson has played with Alexis Corner, Clarence 'Frogman' Henry, Chas & Dave and even opened for the Rolling Stones. In the early 80's he toured and recorded with legendary New Orleans pianist/singer, Dr.John which resulted in the live album, 'Such A Night'. Diz also had success with his ACE records hit 'Bluecoat Man'. Diz is a quintessential exponent of New Orleans Barrelhouse, Rock n' Roll, Rhythm & Blues and Boogie Woogie. Witty story telling and rockin' piano go hand in hand. Do not miss this opportunity to catch a legend at the Greystones. September 29th at 8pm.

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Crows

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Crows were one of the most popular groups on the folk scene in the late '70's and early '80's. The band's combination of four strong voices and expert musicianship plus its exciting arrangements of traditional songs and the songwriting skills of Ryan/Patterson Crows, regularly headlined festivals and concerts around the country and were mainstays of the folk club circuit. Following the untimely death, in 2013, of founder member Ralph Jordan previously unreleased radio recordings were discovered and a 'new' album, Time To Rise, was released in 2016 to enthusiastic reviews. Three of the second line-up of the original group remain in this Crows revival. James Patterson plays guitar and renews the powerful vocal blend with Mick Ryan; Dave Bordewey plays fiddle and cittern, and adds his astonishing high harmony lines to the vocal mix. Finally, the inimitable Paul Downes, on guitar, mando-cello, mandolin, banjo and harmonies, takes over from Ralph. All four are well known and highly respected performers in their own right. OPTIONS FOR: TICKET PRICE with 2017/18 MEMBERSHIP or without

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Fara (start Time 8pm)

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Fara brings together four emerging musicians at the forefront of today's young Scottish folk scene - Jennifer Austin, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price. They play three fiddles and a piano to produce a fiery sound rooted in their Orkney musical upbringing. Vibrant arrangements, rich harmonies and instrumental talent characterise their music and guarantee an exciting experience to any audience. With a mixture of self-penned and traditional Orkney tunes sung with stunning vocals, Fara produce a truly individual sound.

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Fara (start Time 8pm)

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Fara brings together four emerging musicians at the forefront of today's young Scottish folk scene - Jennifer Austin, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price. They play three fiddles and a piano to produce a fiery sound rooted in their Orkney musical upbringing. Vibrant arrangements, rich harmonies and instrumental talent characterise their music and guarantee an exciting experience to any audience. With a mixture of self-penned and traditional Orkney tunes sung with stunning vocals, Fara produce a truly individual sound.

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Fara (start Time 8pm)

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Fara brings together four emerging musicians at the forefront of today's young Scottish folk scene - Jennifer Austin, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price. They play three fiddles and a piano to produce a fiery sound rooted in their Orkney musical upbringing. Vibrant arrangements, rich harmonies and instrumental talent characterise their music and guarantee an exciting experience to any audience. With a mixture of self-penned and traditional Orkney tunes sung with stunning vocals, Fara produce a truly individual sound.

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Lady Nade

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- "Whatever the aliment, Lady Nade is the curea satin voice." Sam Bonham -BBC Introducing "Nina Simone inspired Vocals Isa Jeward -The Guardian/Observer Her intoxicating vocal is one of a kind, sort of sonic smoke.. Memorable Indeed -Gavin Martin - The Mirror Lady Nade 'Clear-eyed- Open Hearted -Hard To Forget Bristol-based musician Lady Nade is set to release her third album single 'Waiting For You' (Kitchen Studios) with her band Dan Everett- Double Bass, Seb Gutiez - Electric Guitar and Mike Cooper- Drums. It will follow hot on the heels of heartbreaking lead single, 'Hard To Forget ' described by Sam Bain from BBC's Peep show as 'Beautifully perfect' and Unique and wonderful Ian Matthews - Kasabian Lady Nade is a blues, soul and folk-influenced singer-songwriter. Her Debut album 'Hard To Forget' has already been acclaimed by local press gaining airplay on BBC2 Dermot' O Leary, Tom Robinson's BBC6 Fresh Net show and BBC Bristol's Introducing. Lady Nade has performed in countless locations, from underground bars to festival fields, concert venues to European cities. In 2016 Lady Nade was awarded 'Amazing Radio' Audition Winner, which led to her nomination as an 'Across The Pond' US-featured artist, bringing her music to a North American audience. Her increasing profile has earned her endorsement from Taylor Guitars and from Icon Films Bristol and meant that she has had a busy 12 months, full of hotly-tipped shows, including spectacular performances at Cambridge Folk Festival, Jools Holland Radio London, BBC6musicFestival, How The Light Gets in and Bestival Festivals. Waiting For you will be released in connection with the Secret Gardens of Kilver Court and Taylor Guitars. limited physical addition 'Waiting For You' Signed Singles will be available. Support From DAN EVERETT DAN EVERETT Dan Everett captures both the rootsiness of Americana and folk and the rhythmic sensibility of soul and jazz through his soaring voice and intricate acoustic-guitar playing. He will be releasing his first full-length album in September and will spend the second half of 2017 touring a series of dual-headline shows with Bristol singer-songwriter, Lady Nade (with whom he also plays double-bass). Dan is often found leading his listeners into realm of the surreal and mysterious. His guitar technique is an entirely unique combination of finger-picking and percussive hand tapping, creating swirling polyrhythms and melodic patterns. his storytelling love loss and hope echoes of Tim Buckley and Nick Drake however Dan is a songwriter in his own right and has gained recognition from the likes of Bob Harris on BBC radio 2, Cerys Matthews on Radio 6, The Guardian and the Times for his performances with The Billet Doux, who continue to tour the UK and continental Europe. Dan Everett has played countless festivals throughout the UK and Europe, including Glastonbury, Loopallu, and Wilderness festivals.

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Tim Edey Acoustic Evening

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Oare St Peter's Church 7:00pm

An Evening of Acoustic Music with Time Edey in aid of St Peter's Church Oare

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Solarference & Rosa Rebecca

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Exeter Cygnet Theatre 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 7.30pm. Singers and sound artists Nick Janaway and Sarah Owen perform a genre-defying mix of live sampling and traditional folk song, with voice at the heart of the music. Arresting, atmospheric and thrilling Dolarference are one of the most original acts playing English folk music froots magazine Rosa Rebecka Not only an outstanding vocalist but also a truly original songwriter, Rosa Rebecka produces finely crafted songs which mix haunting narrative storytelling with sublime musicality.

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Barry Melton And Stephane Missri

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Sheffield The Dorothy Pax 7:00pm

On friday 29 September, the honey bee blues club is proud and excited to present 'Country Joe and the Fish' guitarist Barry 'The Fish' Melton and, from Paris, Stephane Missri, at Sheffields newest bar,The Dorothy Pax. This will be a unique and intimate gig with a ltd capacity, so it will be by ticket only, available from the Dorothy Pax, Honey Bee gigs and wegottickets from wednesday 3 August. This will be a good 'un. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxdLGhSfiMA

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The Coal Porters

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Llanidloes The Old Mill 7:30pm

The Old Mill High Street, Llanidloes, SY18 6BZ Doors 7.30pm Show starts 8pm http://oldmillbar.co.uk/contact/

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Tipsy Gypsy Presents Op Sa! + Guests

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

Bone-shaking and beautiful Balkan Brass and Gypsy with the Op Sa! Balkan Band exploring and expanding their fine repertoire of originals, also playing classic songs with roots in the Serbian Kolo, the Turkish Cocek and beyond!

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Johnny Dickenson

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

"The most potent slide guitar in the UK"... Not to be missed

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The Immaculate Collection Presented By The Awful Truth

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Manchester The Wonder Inn 7:30pm

Another classic album showcasing local talent. This time round Madonna's seminal 1990 best of release, The Immaculate Collection Line up: Publik Sektor Canter Semper Lauren Young: The Music Page The Awful Truth Artists will play a few of their own songs and a few songs in their own style from that wonderful album. 1. Holiday 2. Lucky Star 3. Borderline 4. Like A Virgin 5. Material Girl 6. Crazy For You 7. Into The Groove 8. Live To Tell 9. Papa Don't Preach 10. Open Your Heart 11. La Isla Bonita 12. Like A Prayer 13. Express Yourself 14. Cherish 15. Vogue 16. Justify My Love 17. Rescue Me

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Fanny's Roving Folk Club

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Bridport The Chapel in the Garden 8:00pm

a lovely evening of original live music in one of Bridport's quirkiest hidden venues. Full bar, local ales and ciders £3 per pint.

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Fanny's Roving Folk Club

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Bridport The Chapel in the Garden 8:00pm

a lovely evening of original live music in one of Bridport's quirkiest hidden venues. Full bar, local ales and ciders £3 per pint.

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Crows

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Crows were one of the most popular groups on the folk scene in the late '70's and early '80's. The band's combination of four strong voices and expert musicianship plus its exciting arrangements of traditional songs and the songwriting skills of Ryan/Patterson Crows, regularly headlined festivals and concerts around the country and were mainstays of the folk club circuit. Following the untimely death, in 2013, of founder member Ralph Jordan previously unreleased radio recordings were discovered and a 'new' album, Time To Rise, was released in 2016 to enthusiastic reviews. Three of the second line-up of the original group remain in this Crows revival. James Patterson plays guitar and renews the powerful vocal blend with Mick Ryan; Dave Bordewey plays fiddle and cittern, and adds his astonishing high harmony lines to the vocal mix. Finally, the inimitable Paul Downes, on guitar, mando-cello, mandolin, banjo and harmonies, takes over from Ralph. All four are well known and highly respected performers in their own right. OPTIONS FOR: TICKET PRICE with 2017/18 MEMBERSHIP or without

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September Son & Friends

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Henton Village Hall 7:00pm

September Son are a Glastonbury based Country/Gospel entertainers who take us right back to when life was simpler and music had soul. James Weston is an artist that cuts deep to the heart, while never holding back his soul. A lonely troubadour with a hypnotic and raspy baritone voice, he continues to capture audiences across the globe with his six-string dexterity and lyrical imagery.

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Eliza Acty

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Meavy Parish Hall, 7:30pm

An evening of folk, blues,, American old-time and contemporary songs from Eliza Acty, accompanied by Peter Acty on clawhammer banjo and fingerstyle guitar

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Howdenjones

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Finstock Village Hall 7:30pm

Doors from 7.30pm, performance from 8.00pm. Bar. Evenlode Folk presents HowdenJones Stripped back, gritty, often poignant, sometimes humorous, observations that reflect life's ups and downs, Kate and Paul's current show is a family friendly mixture of songs, tunes and stories that has the audience joining in, singing along, and laughing as they share their travelling experiences through their music and northern-tinged banter. With powerful harmony, skilled musicianship and beautiful arrangements, they write all their own material and between them play, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo and bodhran. www.howdenjones.co.uk/

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Bush Gothic

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

Bush Gothic :: rebellious australian tradition Australian counter-culture folk band, Bush Gothic return to England to play the main stage at Homegathering, a festival curated by The Unthanks, plus a tour in support of their new single and music clip Jim Jones. With a 5 Star review in BBC Music Magazine and fRoots Album of the Year Runner Up 2016, Bush Gothic assert their rebellious intentions by lovingly re-arranging traditional Australian folk music until the unfashionable is transformed into daring beauty. Defiantly modern, achingly old, this most daring of bands perform songs of criminal women and desperate men from an era of transportation, adventure and gold. The Guardian described fiddle-singer and band leader Jenny M. Thomas as an 'Edgy rising folk star' and together with double bassist Dan Witton and drummer Chris Lewis they will tour the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. 'Masterfulinspired. Bush Gothic capture the dark heart in Australian folk songs.' fRoots 'A knowing postmodern aesthetic with arrangements that variously soothe, stir and surprise. Bush Gothic dive deep into the Australian national psyche and give its chain a yank' - Songlines 4 STARS 'Gorgeous and hauntingBush Gothic are clued into the kind of reinterpretation that one might find in England's new generation of folk performers such as Jim Moray.' - RootsWorld

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Megson

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Faringdon The Barber Rooms 7:00pm

Four times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. As fRoots Magazine puts it 'if you don't like the music here then you have a problem' Summer 2016 saw the release of their much anticipated new studio album GOOD TIMES WILL COME AGAIN gaining them much critical acclaim. One of the most original political folk sets of the year. Ewan MacColl would have been impressed. said The Guardian. Relevant, thought-provoking songs that would make Woody Guthrie proud said Acoustic Magazine. While folk broadcasting legend Mike Harding described it as One of the top albums of 2016.. And during all this time, Stu even managed to be involved with other artists producing & recording award winning music for SHOW OF HANDS, KELLY OLIVER, LUCY WARD, FAUSTUS, THE WILLOWS, SAM KELLY & THE YOUNG'UNS. 
'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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John Verity Band

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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The Aurora Chanson Trio

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Melton Mowbray Eastwell Village Hall 7:00pm

A tour de force of French retro, the Aurora Chanson Trio will transport you back to the Paris of yesteryear for an evening of superb entertainment. With her exceptional voice and stage presence Aurora will take you on a journey through Gay Paris, from the cobbled streets of Montmartre to the Parisien cafés with their old-fashioned charm and romance. Her extensive repertoire includes famous and not so famous French songs - from "Les Feuilles Mortes" (Autumn Leaves) to "La Mer" (Beyond The Sea).

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Kultura Music Festival

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Manchester Ukrainian Club 7:00pm

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Sam Carter

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Sutton Benger Village Hall 7:15pm

Since being named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Sam Carter has been stirring audiences from Camden to Canada and has worked with the best amongst the folk/roots genre. Described as 'the finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation' by Bellowhead's Jon Boden, this is your opportunity to join him for an intimate solo show. In 2014 Sam teamed with Jim Moray to form False Lights, a band with the stated aim of updating the template of folk rock and making a joyful racket. Their 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominated album Salvor, released the following year, was praised from all corners proving that people really were ready for traditional English songs played in a style that owed as much to Radiohead as it did to Fairport Convention. Sam's most recent solo album 'How The City Sings' (2016) captures this fervently admired singer, songwriter and guitarist at his most passionate and moving. It features twelve songs that are at times affectingly intimate and at others brimming with righteous rage. As the album formed, Sam began to notice these songs were shot through with images and aspects of London. After ten years living in the capital it had become not only the backdrop but a central player in the parts of his life these lyrics detailed. Unconsciously How The City Sings became a way of processing where he was, in every sense. What's important to me about the record is that my experiences and what I sing about have become inseparable. I'm writing about my own life but also trying to give voice to the lives of others. How the City Sings is the most personal album of Sam Carter's career, and when songs are this heartfelt and true they connect with us all. Sam is an independent artist and has five releases to date, all self-released under Captain Records Here In The Ground EP (2008), Keepsakes (2009), The No Testament (2012), Live At The Union Chapel EP (2012) and How The City Sings (2016) available on CD from HMV, Amazon and other online retailers with the exception of Live At The Union Chapel EP which is exclusively available on CD on Sam's website and at shows. QUOTES 'like one of his heroes Richard Thompson, Carter has the ability to enthral with just one climactic chord when he moves effortlessly into rock guitar mode and the jagged contrast with his softer side makes it all the more effective he has such an abundance of natural talent, and you will him on all the way' fRoots 'Sam Carter is a brilliant guitarist and songwriter who combines the observational with social comment and personal reflection' **** Songlines '[Carter] continues to combine present-day lyrical themes and his versatile folk-based approach with skill and ease'
 Guitarist 'One of the most gifted acoustic guitarists of his generation' Mike Harding, Radio 2 'A sophisticated blender of ancient and modern' Uncut

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Rock 'n' Rollin' Blues Party With Cryin' Out Loud And Uncle Buck In Aid Of Skillway

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Godalming Wilfrid Noyce Community Centre 7:00pm

This show is in aid of Godalming based charity SKILLWAY Vocational Workshops. www.skillway.org.uk A double header featuring Cryin' Out Loud www.cryinoutloud.com and Uncle Buck. www.unclebuckband.com Doors open at 7pm and music from 8pm until 11pm. There will be a fully licensed bar and food available. . Free parking after 6.30pm in adjacent carpark.' We're supporting the brilliant Godalming charity Skillway Vocational Workshops. Skillway provides hands-on training for disadvantaged local young people in practical workshop skills - including carpentry, metalwork, basic engineering, stonework and creative arts. Volunteer skilled craftsmen prepare students for the chance of further vocational training and work opportunities. Come down party and support this great local charity!

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Lianne Hall

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) 7:30pm

Lianne Hall is a Berlin-based musician. While her sound may be largely country-esque and folk-inspired, her soul is built on a punk rock foundation. Lianne, described by John Peel as One of the great English voices, used to be in the legendary all-female punk band Witchknot. Since then she has played solo and as Pico, Broken Heart Club and Haunted House. Lianne has also collaborated with lots of different artists including d_rradio (deathrowradio), Paul Hartnoll (Orbital), FITH and DJ Marcelle. Lianne has toured extensively in the UK, mainland Europe and Canada and the U.S. Her discography includes two solo studio albums and two collaboration albums of which the latest, 'Brave the Woods' released on Woodland Recordings is a beautifully produced collection of dark, electronic pop songs. In March 2017 Lianne released her third solo studio album, 'The Caretaker' which was recorded live and direct to analogue tape in the summer of 2015 in Berlin at Lowswing studios. Support is provide by Mush and Nev Clay. Mush is a progressive rock & alternative folk band, from Newcastle upon Tyne and is made up of long term collaborators Nicky Rushton and Sarah Van Jellie. Nev Clay lives near Newcastle and is a mental health nurse. He's been clarting around the local music scene for many years.

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Purple Zeppelin

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Purple Zeppelin

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Meltham Community Hub 7:30pm

Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards combine the best of folk, rock & roll, Cajun, bluegrass and pop, with phenomenal instrumental virtuosity and catchy grooves. This dynamic and multi-talented band is led by California singer, songwriter and fiddle player Laura Cortese, ably backed by cellist Valerie Thompson and fiddler Jenna Moynihan. They'll also be joined by a guest double bassist for their next UK tour. With sophisticated string arrangements and rich vocal harmonies complementing Cortese's powerful voice, the Dance Cards are a seriously impressive live act whether on a large festival stage or in an intimate club this is post-folk that seriously rocks! Doors 7:30pm, concert from 8pm. There will be a licensed bar. The Carlile Institute in Meltham is a beautiful Victorian building with an attractive 1st-floor concert room. This community owned venue is the perfect setting for intimate concerts. There is full accessibility with a modern lift as well as the original grand staircase, and a free car park directly behind the venue. For more information visit lauracortese.net truenorthpromotions.co.uk

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Kim Lowings And The Greenwood

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Packington Memorial Hall 7:30pm

Inspired by the folk tradition, Kim Lowings and The Greenwood perform their songs with a contemporary twist. Their live shows are an energetic blend of original compositions and traditional songs. Kim Lowings, Andrew Lowings, Tim Rogers and Dave Sutherland bring together their multi- instrumental skill and individual experience resulting in an innovative and sensitive approach to arrangements. The group began as a collective in 2011 with Kim and her Dad, Andrew. Since then the Greenwood has become an established four-piece on the British folk scene. Their new album, 'Wild & Wicked Youth', will be released this Autumn. "Absolutely captivating" -R2 Magazine ★★★★
 "British folk music continues to remain in very good hands" - Folk Radio UK "Beautiful singing" - Jackie Oates "Expect great things to come" - Paul Sartin "Beautiful and enchanting" - Living Tradition "Folk songs can get a bit bogged down in wronged maidens and drowned sailors; these made you want to drum your heels and swirl through very English fields. - FATEA Support from Road Not Taken

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Kac In Association With Kontra Roots Promotions Present: Threaded Supported By Ady Johnson

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 7:00pm

KAC In association with Kontra Roots Promotions present: Threaded Supported by Ady Johnson Saturday 30th September 2017 Tickets £8 or £9 on the night Doors open 7pm 7:30pm start THREADED Following their sensational concert at Kettering Arts Centre two years ago, we're delighted to welcome back this superb acoustic trio who are among the most popular of all our acts. With the unique instrumental lineup of clarinet, violin and guitar, Threaded create a distinctive and mesmerising sound that is impossible to pigeonhole: a stunning fusion of classical, folk and world music that is quite unlike anything else. From a classically trained background but with a love for folk and acoustic music, this young and inspired trio sought to combine their passions into one musical experience. This has culminated in a highly original creative ensemble with an eclectic array of styles and influences featuring beautiful melodic lines, combined with stylistic harmonies, atmospheric counter melodies and carefully crafted riffs. The balance between these three musicians is sublime, and rapturous reactions to their performances give every indication that they are heading for the very top. www.threadedmusic.com ADY JOHNSON A fabulous singer-songwriter whose instantly catchy songs, deft guitar work, and powerful, gritty vocals have earned him rave reviews, national radio airplay, and appearances at major festivals and venues throughout the UK. A great talent and a great performer. www.adyjohnson.co.uk

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Slim Cessna's Auto Club

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Southend The Railway Hotel 8:00pm

All the way from Denver, Colorado I give you Slim Cessna's Auto Club. A wicked 6 piece band. Instruments used include drums, upright bass, pedal steel, banjos, piano, guitar, vocals and stories. They're part of the same Denver scene as and share band members with Woven Hand and 16 Horsepower. Dark Americana with a twist in the same vein as Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and The Handsome Family. https://www.facebook.com/slimcessnasautoclub/ Supporting this fantastic band will be the equally fantastic Lucky Strikes. Playing also blues/ garage/ americana, spaghetti-western, fiddle powered, howlin', heavin' rock and roll. The Strikes are local lads from Southend but who tour quite regularly so it's great to catch em in our home town when given the chance. "Like the Waterboys on trucker pills." https://www.facebook.com/TheLuckyStrikesOfficial/

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The Ben Somers String Band

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Original and traditional , bluegrass, old time and modern acoustic music. The band comprises four musicians from around Europe and is led by London based musician Ben Somers who has worked with the likes of Seal, Dr John, Dizzee Rascal, Bruce Molsky, Taylor Swift, Dirk Powell, Bruce Molsky, Imelda May and more. Ben Somers double bass/sax/vocals- London Evan Davies Mandolin/Vocals-Leeds Marius Pibarot Fiddle/Vocals-Paris Dorian Ricaux Guitar/Vocals -Lyons

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Tom Mcconville And Martyn Wyndham-read

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

Charity event raising funds for The Lisieux Trust (Supporting the disabled in the community) Ticket price includes interval refreshments. ALL proceeds and bar profits will go to the charity! Licensed Bar

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Alice Phelps & Danny Wallington

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Alice Phelps and Danny Wallington met through the wonderful Bacon Street musical Sunday sessions. Since then have been getting a steady jazz and blues repertoire together with Danny on piano and Alice on vocals. Danny is a wonderful stride pianist with beautiful light inflections throughout his playing. Alice is a Multi-instrumentalist usually found to be singing behind the harp, piano or guitar, so enjoy this one off with her just performing vocally.

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Defiance Sessions Presents Alun Parry

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Glossop Labour Club 7:30pm

"an incurable champion of ordinary people." R2 MAGAZINE Alun Parry is a socially conscious storytelling songwriter. His hopeful, uplifting folk songs tell inspiring stories of social and personal change. He makes you smile as he makes you think. His songs and sound reflect the special geography of his Liverpool hometown. The foot stomping lilt of nearby Ireland. The gritty North American folk style of troubadours like Woody Guthrie. All laced with a Lennonesque twang. Musically he has been compared to Billy Bragg, Steve Earle, Woody Guthrie, and Christy Moore. Yet "folk singer" is only the half of it. The Scouse singer songwriter is also a thinker, a rebel, a catalyst, a creator. He has been described as a Renaissance man with a questing, inquisitive spirit." In his songs, he chooses immaculately researched historical subject matter. They burst with clever, tension-filled drama and lyrical ambition. His work is a defiant and rousing celebration of the human spirit. He delves into social history to shed light on hidden injustices that still resonate today. He makes the everyday experiences of ordinary people feel heroic. His love songs explore the complex and sometimes eccentric struggles of love and relationships. Given his music's streetwise character, it's apt that his own career began as an award winning street busker. He is now on his 7th record release. With a rare ability to tell big stories with humour and hope, his music and live performances energise audiences and raise the spirit.

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Defiance Sessions Presents Alun Parry

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Glossop Labour Club 7:30pm

"an incurable champion of ordinary people." R2 MAGAZINE Alun Parry is a socially conscious storytelling songwriter. His hopeful, uplifting folk songs tell inspiring stories of social and personal change. He makes you smile as he makes you think. His songs and sound reflect the special geography of his Liverpool hometown. The foot stomping lilt of nearby Ireland. The gritty North American folk style of troubadours like Woody Guthrie. All laced with a Lennonesque twang. Musically he has been compared to Billy Bragg, Steve Earle, Woody Guthrie, and Christy Moore. Yet "folk singer" is only the half of it. The Scouse singer songwriter is also a thinker, a rebel, a catalyst, a creator. He has been described as a Renaissance man with a questing, inquisitive spirit." In his songs, he chooses immaculately researched historical subject matter. They burst with clever, tension-filled drama and lyrical ambition. His work is a defiant and rousing celebration of the human spirit. He delves into social history to shed light on hidden injustices that still resonate today. He makes the everyday experiences of ordinary people feel heroic. His love songs explore the complex and sometimes eccentric struggles of love and relationships. Given his music's streetwise character, it's apt that his own career began as an award winning street busker. He is now on his 7th record release. With a rare ability to tell big stories with humour and hope, his music and live performances energise audiences and raise the spirit.

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Show Of Hands

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Totnes St Andrew's Church 7:15pm

PLEASE NOTE: The only tickets remaining (as at 3pm on 6/9/17) are a very few Restricted View seats. Contact the organiser via www.harbertonfolk.co.uk to check availability and make a purchase. Concert start time: 8.00pm (doors 7.15pm) Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes and featuring special guest Kirsty Merryn will be previewing The Cathedrals Tour 2017 at St Andrew's Church, Harberton, All concert proceeds to the newly formed Harberton Church Community Fund (reg. charity 1172549) for the upkeep of this impressive 14th C building and the promotion of its use for community purposes in the future. NB: For full details, including FREE PARKING, disabled access and facilities, pre-concert pre-booked 2-course set meal available from the Church House Inn from 5.00pm etc. please see www.harbertonfolk.co.uk. There will be no bar in the church, but the pub is a few steps from the church door and drinks can be taken into the church. Unreserved seating - We cannot guarantee that anyone making a mixed ticket purchase (i.e. unrestricted- and restricted-view seats) will get adjacent seats. The seating is mostly fixed pews, many (but not all) with thin cushioning, so those who may feel in need of more comfort for the lower regions may wish to bring a cushion. PLEASE NOTE: The only tickets remaining (as at 3pm on 6/9/17) are a very few Restricted View seats. Contact the organiser via www.harbertonfolk.co.uk to check availability and make a purchase.

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Show Of Hands

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Totnes St Andrew's Church 7:15pm

PLEASE NOTE: The only tickets remaining (as at 3pm on 6/9/17) are a very few Restricted View seats. Contact the organiser via www.harbertonfolk.co.uk to check availability and make a purchase. Concert start time: 8.00pm (doors 7.15pm) Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes and featuring special guest Kirsty Merryn will be previewing The Cathedrals Tour 2017 at St Andrew's Church, Harberton, All concert proceeds to the newly formed Harberton Church Community Fund (reg. charity 1172549) for the upkeep of this impressive 14th C building and the promotion of its use for community purposes in the future. NB: For full details, including FREE PARKING, disabled access and facilities, pre-concert pre-booked 2-course set meal available from the Church House Inn from 5.00pm etc. please see www.harbertonfolk.co.uk. There will be no bar in the church, but the pub is a few steps from the church door and drinks can be taken into the church. Unreserved seating - We cannot guarantee that anyone making a mixed ticket purchase (i.e. unrestricted- and restricted-view seats) will get adjacent seats. The seating is mostly fixed pews, many (but not all) with thin cushioning, so those who may feel in need of more comfort for the lower regions may wish to bring a cushion. PLEASE NOTE: The only tickets remaining (as at 3pm on 6/9/17) are a very few Restricted View seats. Contact the organiser via www.harbertonfolk.co.uk to check availability and make a purchase.

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Botswana Independence Day Celebration

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at London The Stables (Greenwich Carers Centre) 6:00pm

A night of live Botswana music, speeches and delicious food.

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Lupercalia - Ceilidh

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Bishopston Church of the Good Shepherd Hall 7:30pm

Come for an evening of music and dance at a ceilidh (barn dance) at the Church of the Good Shepherd Hall on Saturday 30th September with the band Lupercalia. All ages welcome, under 16s free of charge. This is a public event run in conjunction with Bristol's very own Pigsty Morris who are celebrating their 30th birthday with a whole day of dance and music. **** There will be no bar at this event, but feel free to bring your own drinks. Tickets will remain on sale on this site until around 6pm on Friday 29th September (or until they are sold out). Any remaining tickets will be available on the door for £7

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Snag It! With The After Hours Quintet

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Hot Jazz at Jamboree with The After Hour Quintet... The After Hour Quintet are a bunch of Northerners with a compulsion for Hot Jazz. They bring their various backgrounds to bear upon a trad jazz / swing repertoire, in an attempt to resurrect the sounds musicians such as Sydney Bechet, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman and Django Reinhardt. Taking encouragement from the thriving Leeds jazz community, they find themselves in high demand; from fêtes; studios to stately homes.

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Eric Taylor In Concert

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Upper BasildonSt Stephens Church 7:00pm

Emmy nominated in 2016, and all the way from Texas to Upper Basildon in West Berkshire. Both Lyle Lovett and Nancy Griffith quote Eric as a major influence, and both have worked with him and recorded his material. Come and see why for yourself. One of only a few dates in the UK, this will be a magnificent evening's entertainment and is not to be missed. Doors and Bar 7pm, Music 8pm.

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Eric Taylor In Concert

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Upper BasildonSt Stephens Church 7:00pm

Emmy nominated in 2016, and all the way from Texas to Upper Basildon in West Berkshire. Both Lyle Lovett and Nancy Griffith quote Eric as a major influence, and both have worked with him and recorded his material. Come and see why for yourself. One of only a few dates in the UK, this will be a magnificent evening's entertainment and is not to be missed. Doors and Bar 7pm, Music 8pm.

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Arrowsmith:robb Trio

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Cheriton Bishop Village Hall 7:30pm

A Transatlantic collaboration between Ian Robb of Finest Kind and Jess & Richard Arrowsmith of the Melrose Quartet. Three part harmony, accompanied songs and tunes. Bring your own drinks!

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Danny Wallington & Martina Baldha

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Danny Wallington Praised by Peter Brook for his 'creative musicality', versatile pianist Danny Wallington, has performed in more than fifteen countries over five continents. His invaluable experience with Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord and 'The Suit' gave him the spotlight at The BAM Harvey Theater in New York, Cidade das Artes Rio de Janeiro, Dadong Arts Centre of Taiwan, and The State Theatre Company of South Australia. Whilst not performing piano concertos, he could be found on the International Jazz Circuit, appearing at venues such as Duc de Lombards in Paris, and Masterpiece in London. Tonight he will be showing off his blues chops and shuffles inspired by New Orleans' Dr John. He will be joined by Martina Baldha for the second half. Martina Baldha. Martina Baldha is an Italian blues singer, based in London. Her strong soul voice has caught the ears of recording engineers from Rich Mix in Bethnal green, and she will be releasing a recording in the 2018. Discovered on the street busking, her career has taken her all across Europe.

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Crh Music Presents Slaid Cleaves

on Sun, 1 Oct 2017 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

Slaid Cleaves' online biography says that he Grew up in Maine. Lives in Texas. Writes songs. Makes records. Travels around. Tries to be good. The simplicity of the statement disguises the fact that he's one of the most highly respected and talented songwriters in modern America, with a string of terrific releases and a devoted fanbase. Performing songs that can be funny, insightful, sensitive and hard-hitting, sometimes all at the same time, he's one of the few contemporary musicians who can be fairly compared to old masters like Woody Guthrie. A truly mesmerising performer. A master craftsman on the order of Guy Clark and John Prine Austin Chronicle. A magical performance from one of the best songwriters in the game No Depression

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State Of The Union (boo Hewerdine & Brooks Williams)

on Sun, 1 Oct 2017 at Edinburgh The Voodoo Rooms 7:30pm

An intimate & up close evening with the wonderful duo State of the Union (Boo Hewerdine & Brooks Williams). Hewerdine is an English songwriter and lead singer of indie legends the Bible. Williams is a slide guitar wizard from Statsboro, Georgia, USA. Their plan was to record an album using vintage mics and equipment live in just 5 days. After a day and a half they realised they had finished. Recorded in the order you hear on the record, the aim was to capture the sound of two guitarists and singers from completely different backgrounds working together in harmony. The result was even better than they had hoped for. Hewerdine has had his songs recorded by such artists as Eddi Reader, kd Lang, Jerry Douglas, Kris Drever, Heidi Talbot. Over the course of 17 albums Williams has secured a peerless reputation as a songwriter as well as being recognised as one of the world's best guitarists. Listen to their cover of Petshop Boys Rent and you will hear perfectly what an exciting mix raw American acoustic slide guitar and English literate pop can achieve.

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Gerry Colvin Band

on Sun, 1 Oct 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Folk-pop legend Gerry Colvin must be one of the most endearing and energetic musicians on the planet, just as much at home playing small clubs as he is supporting Status Quo on their Aquostic Live Tour. This multi-talented singer-songwriter performs all his own material, combining catchy melodies with thoughtful lyrics on love, society, angst and Johnny Cash! His be-suited on stage performance combines Frank Sinatra, Lee Evans, and the afore-mentioned Man in Black. Genius? Madcap? Maverick? Yes, all of these thingsand a lot, lot more. A stellar musical CV includes co-writing with Alison Moyet, being a John Peel favourite with his 80's band Terry and Gerry (recently reformed), winning best band (with his band Colvinquarmby) at Fairport's Cropredy Festival as well as the Hancock Award for best live folk act. A Glastonbury stalwart, he has played several times and also acted as compere on more than one occasion. "Gerry Colvin is a writer of great substance who is able to give us something that has been largely missing in English Music for a long time. His subjects and characters are clearly defined and his songs create strong images and stories which can make us both laugh and cry in the same breath. This man is unique and unforgettable. The songs are brilliant. He should be a household name. Go see him. Phil Beer, Show of Hands

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Singers' Night (with Stage And Pa System)

on Sun, 1 Oct 2017 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Another of our popular singers' nights - giving our regulars a chance to perform on stage with amplification and lighting. Expect anything from sea shanties to psychedelia, with a mix of original songs, traditional songs and covers of well known songs, less known songs and some performers will take requests on the night. For performers, a spot on a Singers Night consists of two songs (or maybe 3 very short pieces). Performing on stage in front of an expectant audience puts us firmly in the spotlight and necessitates more practice and preparation. Most of our performers play the guitar, but we will give a warm welcome to any other instruments, and of course to unaccompanied singers. If you feel like bringing something really interesting to play then please arrive early and make yourself known so that we can help you get the best possible sound from your instrument. To assist in the process our more experienced regular performers and volunteers are happy to offer assistance to help prepare those for whom the step up from the singaround to the darkened stage may be daunting. For example: we'll be happy to help unaccompanied singers choose a suitable pitch (or even accompany them if they prefer). We'll aim to set up the stage from 6.30pm and if time allows there should be the opportunity to have a run-through using the microphones. Please come prepared with everything you need...capo, picks, guitar strap, (guitar) 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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Mick Ryan And Paul Downes

on Sun, 1 Oct 2017 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Strong vocals with Mick's acclaimed narrative songs, empathic guitar and banjo accompaniment from Paul.

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Jess Klein & Mike June

on Sun, 1 Oct 2017 at Cardiff 10 Feet Tall 7:00pm

Jess Klein The Rochester, NY native who now calls Hillsborough, NC her home began writing songs as a college student in Kingston, Jamaica. Before moving to North Carolina, Jess spent eight years soaking up the live music culture of Austin, TX. Over a career that spans more than a decade and a half and has won her a devoted worldwide fan base, Jess Kleinwho possesses what Mojo magazine calls one of those voices you want to crawl up close to the speakers to listen to has pursued a remarkable creative evolution that's seen her dig ever deeper for resonant emotional insights, while continuing to refine her eloquently melodic, effortlessly accessible songcraft. Jon Pareles of The New York Times calls her a songwriter with a voice of unblinking tenacitywho finds parables in the everyday and also finds humanity behind the archetypal. Jess was named a 2015 Finalist in the highly regarded Kerrville New Folk Competition. Mike June A native of New Jersey, June started a his first band in 1999 and began playing in clubs in and around New York City. In 2002, he released his debut record, Crooked and followed it up with Lovesick in 2007. Since then, June has released two records: string-band stomper Exile on Wilson Street and the socio-political roots rocker Talkin' Revolution Blues. Both critically acclaimed records draw on June's experiences as a working-class American as well as his battles with addiction, depression and heartbreak. The songs on those records have found an audience not only in America, but across the Atlantic as well, "My story is the story of the everyday, average person: You work your ass off. You don't get paid enough. You don't get enough respect . You struggle to break even. And at the end of most days, you're left wondering if it's worth it. People everywhere connect with that. And more so these days.

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Luke Daniels 'revolve & Rotate'

on Sun, 1 Oct 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Described by Songlines as a future classic and by Acoustic Magazine as an enchanting delight ★★★★ award-winning singerand composer brings his solo show which uses an original 19thcentury Polyphon machine as part of the performance. Live, clockwork and sampled sound beautifully crafted into modern morality tales and intriguing instrumental music. Luke's work as a member of the Cara Dillon Band or Riverdance Orchestra sets his pedigree at the very highest level and promises a night of outstanding acoustic songs and music

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Joe Solo

on Sun, 1 Oct 2017 at Durham The Peoples Bookshop 3:30pm

Joe Solo is an award-winning musician, writer, poet, activist, broadcaster and washing machine engineer from Scarborough. His musical odyssey began in 1987 fronting a bash-em-out band at school, and has seen him play seven countries either as lynchpin of pop-punk upstarts Lithium Joe or hammering out his unique brand of Folk, Punk and Blues in his own right. In May 2015 Joe helped create WE SHALL OVERCOME, a campaign pushing for a positive response from the music community to the poverty and hardship inflicted on ordinary people by the government's austerity program. Since October 2015 the movement has organised more than 600 gigs in 135 towns and cities across 9 countries on 3 continents raising an estimated £225,000 in cash, food, clothing and bedding for those hardest hit. WSO scooped the 'People's Choice' gong at the annual Yorkshire Grassroots Music Awards on 16th October 2015, and on the back of his efforts The Morning Star named Solo 'Human Being of the Year'. In October 2016 Joe was awarded the 'Outstanding Songwriting' prize at Yorkshire Gig Guide Grassroots Music Awards for his work on the album 'Never Be Defeated' telling the stories of the men and women of Hatfield during the 1984-85 Miner's Strike. After 30 years of writing and gigging, Joe made his Glastonbury debut in June 2017, taking to the Leftfield stage a skip in his step and a tear in his eye. As he said later: 'It only took 30 years! Imagine what I could do in another 30!' Live, Solo has a growing reputation as both a performer and raconteur, being both thought-provoking, comical and punch-the-air political often in the same breath. He is not an artist you will forget in a hurry. 'Fire, integrity, commitment.writes some of the hardest hitting and most pertinent songs ever.' - Mike Harding. 'Constantly sets a new bar for passion in performance.' The Morning Star. 'The perfect protest singer.' R2 Magazine. 'I heard this noise coming off the stage, I went WOW, whoever that is I've got to go and check him out and there was just this one man on the stage blowing up a storm with an acoustic guitar!' Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music.

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Helen And The Horns At The Lexington

on Sun, 1 Oct 2017 at London The Lexington 7:30pm

A special night of female-led music; three female performers, three different ages of woman. This is a rare outing for Helen McCookerybook's band Helen and the Horns (Paul Davey, Dave Jago and Steve Joy), supported by Polish/British chanteuse Katy Carr and introducing Honey Birch, daughter of the Raincoats' Gina Birch, a promising young singer/songwriter.

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Helen And The Horns At The Lexington

on Sun, 1 Oct 2017 at London The Lexington 7:30pm

A special night of female-led music; three female performers, three different ages of woman. This is a rare outing for Helen McCookerybook's band Helen and the Horns (Paul Davey, Dave Jago and Steve Joy), supported by Polish/British chanteuse Katy Carr and introducing Honey Birch, daughter of the Raincoats' Gina Birch, a promising young singer/songwriter.

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Tango At Jamboree: Dance Class Only

on Sun, 1 Oct 2017 at London Jamboree 3:45pm

A night of tango dance classes and live music featuring Argentine Tango teacher Antonio Riva from TangoConnect with his partner Kat Henderson and ace accordion player Fabio Turchetti. The TangoConnect philosophy: Argentine Tango is firstly about connection. It is a dance, sure! But it is also a way to speak silently and tell your partner stories about yourself and your life, using your body rather than your voice. ?Let us connect you, and show you how to speak this deep and beautiful passionate language. We give you the words and the structure, so that you can become for the dance floor what a poet is for the paper.

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The Battle For The Ballot Plus Steve Suffet At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 1 Oct 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

"The Battle for the Ballot" tells the story of how everybody in the UK came to have a vote. Using original songs alongside content from the collection of the People's History Museum, this live performance crosses the centuries to show how the right to vote was won. Beginning in the Industrial Revolution the story will take in events like the Peterloo Massacre and introduce the people radicals, chartists, reformers and suffragists who fought for the ideal of Universal Suffrage, which was finally achieved in 1928. This educational, entertaining and thought-provoking show is focused around the song writing of Quiet Loner the pen-name of songwriter Matt Hill and the People's History Museum Songwriter in Residence for 2016. In support is our great pal Steve Suffet on a visit from the USA. Steve is a Greenwich Village folk singer of the old school - which is just the way we like it! A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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The Battle For The Ballot Plus Steve Suffet At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 1 Oct 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

"The Battle for the Ballot" tells the story of how everybody in the UK came to have a vote. Using original songs alongside content from the collection of the People's History Museum, this live performance crosses the centuries to show how the right to vote was won. Beginning in the Industrial Revolution the story will take in events like the Peterloo Massacre and introduce the people radicals, chartists, reformers and suffragists who fought for the ideal of Universal Suffrage, which was finally achieved in 1928. This educational, entertaining and thought-provoking show is focused around the song writing of Quiet Loner the pen-name of songwriter Matt Hill and the People's History Museum Songwriter in Residence for 2016. In support is our great pal Steve Suffet on a visit from the USA. Steve is a Greenwich Village folk singer of the old school - which is just the way we like it! A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Mon, 2 Oct 2017 at Etton The Processed Pea 7:30pm

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

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Realta

on Mon, 2 Oct 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Belfast based band Réalta present a full bodied uilleann pipe and whistle extravaganza delivering the best in Irish traditional dance music and song. As one reviewer put it, "Réalta carry on the Bothy Band tradition of taking tunes by the scruff of the neck and firing excitement through them like hot flames!"

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Hyelim Kim & Alice Zawadzki

on Mon, 2 Oct 2017 at London Vortex 8:45pm

The K-Music festival has been proud to commission some major collaborations, and this one is really special. Hyelim Kim, a superb taegum (bamboo flute) player, has played with Nils Frahm and Lubomyr Melnyk, literally breathing new life into Korean traditional music, and she has reached out to singer Alice Zawadzki to join her in this partnership. Jamie Cullum called Alice 'beautiful and uncategorisable a real force to be reckoned with', and her dramatic voice, warm humour and creative enthusiasm have left critics comparing her to Bjork and Tori Amos. Together, they chose guitarist Rob Luft and bassist Misha Mullov-Abbado to create a real band of titans for this one special performance.

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Hyelim Kim & Alice Zawadzki

on Mon, 2 Oct 2017 at London Vortex 8:00pm

The K-Music festival has been proud to commission some major collaborations, and this one is really special. Hyelim Kim, a superb taegum (bamboo flute) player, has played with Nils Frahm and Lubomyr Melnyk, literally breathing new life into Korean traditional music, and she has reached out to a long-standing performer at the Vortex, singer Alice Zawadzki to join her in this partnership. Jamie Cullum called Alice 'beautiful and uncategorisable a real force to be reckoned with', and her dramatic voice, warm humour and creative enthusiasm have left critics comparing her to Bjork and Tori Amos. Together, they chose guitarist Rob Luft and bassist Misha Mullov-Abbado to create a real band of titans for this one special performance. The K-Music festival of Korean Music and performance across London this autumn is a festival that is 'original, powerful and thrilling like nothing you have ever heard before' (London Evening Standard)

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Hannah James And Grace Petrie

on Mon, 2 Oct 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Two of British folk music's most powerful artists are coming together for a very special one-off tour this Autumn. BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Hannah James (Lady Maisery, Songs of Separation, Jigdoll, Kerfuffle) has been beguiling audiences for over fifteen years with her breath-taking solo performance style. Marrying flawless accordion playing and beautiful vocal stylings with inventive foot percussion and clog dancing, she is regarded as one of the most innovative and entertaining performers on the UK folk scene. Leicester's Grace Petrie (The Anti-Capitalist Roadshow, BBC Radio 4's The Now Show) is internationally renowned as one of Britain's most respected contemporary political songwriters, engaging audiences across Britain and Canada with thought-provoking lyrics and an impassioned vocal delivery. From opposite ends of the ocean-wide spectrum of folk, two of its brightest voices will explore their own interpretations of what it means for us today, from the deepest roots of tradition to the sharpest views on the times we live in.

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4square @ The Harrison

on Mon, 2 Oct 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

4Square on their 10 Year Anniversary Tour 4Square are winning fans from all four corners of Europe and beyond. The powerful young quartet has already stormed festivals and venues all across the UK, Canada, Norway, Sweden, The Czech Republic, Greece, and Denmark with their fiery, inventive and virtuosic brand of alternative folk. 4Square's trademark show features the spectacle of Nicola Lyons's simultaneous fiddle playing and clog dancing and virtuosic mandolin from Michael Giverin, galvanised by the driving sounds of Jim Molyneux's piano and Dan Day's percussion. The result is an infusion of folk, jazz, latin, and any other musical style they feel the inclination to absorb. By contrast, 4Square will then stir you with their harmonious and mellow singing described by Nigel Schofield of livingtradition.co.uk as sublimely wistful. They released their fourth studio album Fuel in mid 2016 and are currently celebrating 10 years as a touring outfit. This will coincide with the release of an EP in 2017 that will bring a fresh look to some of the more popular tracks from previous albums. 4Square are amazing...based on the range of music they tap into: traditional folk, clog dancing, their own compositions, and influences ranging from jazz to Cuban rhythms to Radiohead." - The Folk Show, BBC Radio 2 "Simply stunning" - John Tams "Oustanding musicianship, total assurance, abundant energy and exceeding confidence...dripping in very obvious talent" - Dave Kidman, netrhythms.com NICOLA LYONS: Fiddle, Vocals, Clog Dancing JIM MOLYNEUX: Piano, Accordion, Vocals MICHAEL GIVERIN: Mandolin, Guitar DAN DAY: Percussion, Vocals

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4square @ The Harrison

on Mon, 2 Oct 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

4Square on their 10 Year Anniversary Tour 4Square are winning fans from all four corners of Europe and beyond. The powerful young quartet has already stormed festivals and venues all across the UK, Canada, Norway, Sweden, The Czech Republic, Greece, and Denmark with their fiery, inventive and virtuosic brand of alternative folk. 4Square's trademark show features the spectacle of Nicola Lyons's simultaneous fiddle playing and clog dancing and virtuosic mandolin from Michael Giverin, galvanised by the driving sounds of Jim Molyneux's piano and Dan Day's percussion. The result is an infusion of folk, jazz, latin, and any other musical style they feel the inclination to absorb. By contrast, 4Square will then stir you with their harmonious and mellow singing described by Nigel Schofield of livingtradition.co.uk as sublimely wistful. They released their fourth studio album Fuel in mid 2016 and are currently celebrating 10 years as a touring outfit. This will coincide with the release of an EP in 2017 that will bring a fresh look to some of the more popular tracks from previous albums. 4Square are amazing...based on the range of music they tap into: traditional folk, clog dancing, their own compositions, and influences ranging from jazz to Cuban rhythms to Radiohead." - The Folk Show, BBC Radio 2 "Simply stunning" - John Tams "Oustanding musicianship, total assurance, abundant energy and exceeding confidence...dripping in very obvious talent" - Dave Kidman, netrhythms.com NICOLA LYONS: Fiddle, Vocals, Clog Dancing JIM MOLYNEUX: Piano, Accordion, Vocals MICHAEL GIVERIN: Mandolin, Guitar DAN DAY: Percussion, Vocals

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Rainbow Girls: Live At The Greys Brighton

on Mon, 2 Oct 2017 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

terrace cred. presents: The Rainbow Girls - rousing, all-woman collective returning from West Coast California to pack The Greys with goodtime vibes. Born in an underground open mic night as an acoustic act, they busked around the farmers markets of Santa Barbara before hitting the streets of Europe for a summer of couch surfing, busking, and traveling by the skin of their teeth. They were the first all-female group to play San Francisco Fillmore West. They write and perform original material with roots in folk, americana, gypsy, funk, soul, and rock n'roll. In addition to their soaring harmonies, they switch back and forth amongst a multitude of instruments. The Rainbow Girls evolved into a magnificent electric stomp-folk band. I loved them to bits at Maverick Festival 2015 where they completely captivated crowds - I booked them for The Greys soon as they returned and they blew the place apart. They gave UK a miss last year, regrouped as a trimmed down trio, but lost none of their excitement. They're heading back to wow the nation and play the last night of their UK tour here in Brighton. They'll bring their third album ,'American Dream' and they'll set The Greys ablaze again! 'An almost dizzying carnival of talent' - Source Weekly Support: special guests tonight are The Glass Mountains - a London based country soul trio: singer Owen Davies with Michael Espie and Malcolm MacWatt on guitars & vocals. Their name was inspired by the London city skyline - their music flows beyond those confines. https://www.facebook.com/events/121661201896957 www.rainbowgirlsmusic.com https://theglassmountains.wixsite.com/website

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Hadrian's Union

on Tue, 3 Oct 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Hadrian's Union are a five piece contemporary Folk Rock group based in Northumberland. Influences include: Lindisfarne, Jethro Tull, Morris On The Bonzo Dog Dooh Dah Band and Fairport Convention. The band is currently writing, rehearsing and gigging material from their forthcoming album 'Aural Borderalis' They will be going into the studio early 2017, 'Aural Borderalis' will be produced by Saul Rose and ready for general release in summer 2017.

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Slaid Cleaves

on Tue, 3 Oct 2017 at Leyland Fox Lane Sports Club 7:30pm

Slaid Cleaves has been writing songs that have garnered him attention for many years. However, his last record, 'Still Fighting the War' was recognised as one of his finest. With a new record under his arm, 'Ghost on the Car Radio', Slaid returns to the UK to show us just why he counts the likes of Stephen King and Russell Crowe amongst his many fans. More info at www.mrkite.org

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The Skints

on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:30pm

Future Perfect presents The Skints Nice Time Tour Part 2 The Bullingdon - Oxford Wednesday 4th October 14+ / 7.30pm / £16adv

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Slaid Cleaves

on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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Wille & The Bandits

on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:30pm

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.Wille is a suberb slide player, I love what these guys are doingJoe Bonamassa "This incredibly talented band excels in playing not just one or two musical styles but in fact focus on several genres to an extremely high quality."Maverick Magazine If Cream had spent more time on a beach in Newquay they might have sounded like this.Blues Matters Magazine

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Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman

on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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Dotan

on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:30pm

After having played over a hundred living room shows to conquer his stage fright, Dotan finally released his debut album 7 Layers in 2014. The album instantly connected with audiences and within a year the Dutch singer-songwriter took the multi-award winning album from living rooms, to international festivals, to his sold out, headline, stadium show in Amsterdam. His songs Home and Hungry were instant hits. A unique vocal, heartfelt lyrics and dynamic musicianship resonated with listeners and no matter the scale, his shows provided an experience, mixing big drums and anthemic numbers with more intimate and acoustic moments. His music was featured in many popular US television shows and the legendary Ben Folds invited him to tour throughout North America in 2016. As the roller-coaster ride slowed, and in response, Dotan decided to go back to his own living room and record new music. The song Bones is the first result of a stripped-bare approach going back to his singer-songwriter core. This tour adopts the same approach. No big band, no drums, no stadiums. Just Dotan and his guitar. New cities, venues, audiences and new stories.

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Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards

on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 at Farncombe St John's Church 7:00pm

Tickets: £14 advance / £17 door Doors and bar open @ 7.00pm Show starts @ 7.45pm The band will perform two sets with an interval. No support act. Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards return to Farncombe by popular demand after their recent sold out show at Hector's on The Wey at Farncombe Boat House. Please note that this is a totally acoustic show - unplugged with no PA - and will take place in St. John's Church Room. Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards have a vision for their band's sound: bold and elegant, schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock-n-roll hip swagger. Cellist Valerie Thompson (cello/vox), fiddler Jenna Moynihan (fiddle/vox), and bassist Natalie Bohrn (bass/vox) pair their sophisticated string arrangements and rich vocal harmonies to band leader Laura Cortese's poignant and powerful singing. For their forthcoming album, the band is exploring their special and less common instrumentation with the support of Sam Kassirer, album producer of folk-pop favorites like Lake Street Dive and Joy Kills Sorrow. The new record has a wide emotional and sonic scope. The four voices are just as much instruments as they are providers for lyric and harmony. At times its rowdy, delicate and cinematic. The result is a sound that can start as a string band, and morph into a string quartet, female acappella group, or indie band; all while staying honest and true to their identity as folk instrumentalists. Watching them on the main stage at a summer folk festival, or tearing it up late-night at a club, you get the sense that they might snap some fiddle strings or punch a hole in the bass drum. This is post-folk that seriously rocks. www.lauracortese.net

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An Evening With Twink

on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 at Hope Old Hall Hotel - tea rooms 7:30pm

Twink will be appearing at The Old Hall, Market Place, Hope S33 6RH We are truly honoured and very excited to announce 'AN EVENING WITH TWINK'! TWINK was in the eye of the storm in 1967 (The Summer Of Love) recording the TOMORROW album alongside THE BEATLES at ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS. Jamming with JIMI HENDRIX at UFO Club. On the bill with PINK FLOYD at UFO CLUB, THE ROUNDHOUSE & THE SAVILLE THEATRE. He joined THE PRETTY THINGS in early 1968 & recorded SF SORROW at ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS with them. TWINK will discuss the making of SF SORROW, The ELECTRIC BANANA RECORDINGS, working with NORMAN WISDOM in the film WHAT'S GOOD FOR THE GOOSE and much more. While with The PRETTY THINGS he recorded his first solo album THINK PINK by TWINK for SIRE RECORDS in 1969. He will discuss the making of THINK PINK and how that all came together. In late 1969 he formed THE PINK FAIRIES and will discuss this & the making of NEVER NEVERLAND (The Pinks first album). And much more........ On the night there will be an informal interview with TWINK and with a question & answers session, a break, and then more informal chats with questions and answers. A playlist of music he's been involved it will be aired before, between and after the interview, and merchandise will be available to purchase too! This will be a fantastic insight into someone who was at the heart of an incredible music scene, working with some of the most renowned musicians and songwriters of all time!

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Nick Ellis

on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Folklore presents... Nick Ellis + support NICK ELLIS is dedicated to the concept of Song and Melody. Some people call it folk, some just call it good old fashioned songcraft. Currently based in Liverpool, Ellis blends streetscape narrative-noir with a classic British acoustic approach. Using a blend of rhythmic attack and finger-quick lucidity, his sound has been described as a conversation between Elvis Costello and John Martyn. On his songwriting Ellis says: I see my songs as chapters and scenes. My albums as movies and books. Except, in this film, these stories are true "Fascinating" Whispering Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 "His guitar style stands out as much as the songwriting" Dave Monks, BBC Introducing / Radio Merseyside "Wonderful" Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music Ellis is a brilliant songwriter, with total disregard for the genre boundaries that can so often restrict acoustic artists. Ellis brings forth song after song of cohesively chill-provoking material that spans from blues, folk and country yet continuously remains in Nick Ellis' unique style. Zach Jones, Getintothis Nick Ellis carries the song above and beyond the traditional, propelling it into the realms of a psyche soundscape" Bido Lito "One of Liverpool's finest" Peter Guy, Get Into This "Hauntingly captivating, Nick Ellis has the gift many could only dream of" Lauren Jones, The Music Manual "Sounding like the sun looks from the top of a hazy Hope Street on a summer afternoon" Alan O'Hare, Liverpool Etc "Whatever accolades Ellis receives in the future; they will be thoroughly and richly deserved" Graham Holland, Liverpool Acoustic

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Good Lovelies

on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The GOOD LOVELIES are one of Canada's premier folk bands, known for their three-part harmonies, constant instrument swapping and witty on stage banter. With high-profile awards including a Juno and multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards on the shelf, the trio is have now also ventured beyond the boundaries of old time traditions with a latest album, Burn The Plan.

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The Fugitives Live At The Lion Hotel, Shrewsbury

on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 at Shrewsbury The Lion Hotel 7:15pm

Described as the missing link between Leonard Cohen and The Pogues, Canadian indie folk four-piece The Fugitives return to the UK for the first time since 2015's successful tour and for the first time to Shrewsbury. They bring brilliant musicianship, top-notch song-writing, complex vocal harmonies and a funny, uplifting vibe to their live performances. Since their last visit, the band have recorded a new album entitled The Promise Of Strangers, which will be on sale at this concert, and singer Adrian Glynn, in his acting alter ego, recently starred in his first full length feature film: Volition. Doors open at 7.15pm and the band will perform two sets starting at 8pm upstairs in The Lion Ballroom. The hotel has a fully licensed bar and there is a car park to the rear of the building but do remember to register your car registration at reception if you use it. There is wheelchair access via the lift to The Lion Ballroom.

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The Songs Of Leonard Cohen - Keith James

on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:00pm

Keith James in concert The Songs of Leonard Cohen His wonderful Tower of Songs - stripped back, desolate, naked and sensual. With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the 'pure song' Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen's amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form. Amongst a concert of such songs as; Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah, are also Poems by Lorca that Keith has set to music; Cohen's greatest influence. There will also be songs from 'You want it Darker' released only 10 days before his death produced by his Son, Adam. 'Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear' The Independent 'An elegant and beautifully crafted reinterpretation of a great Artist's words' BBC Radio Scotland

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Megson

on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Honey & The Bear Return To The Bicycle Shop

on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 at Norwich The Bicycle Shop 7:30pm

Honey and the Bear return to the Bicycle Shop Norwich this Autumn. This Suffolk based duo combine delicately interweaving vocal harmonies with powerful guitar riffs, foot stomping rhythms and catchy melodies. The multi instrumentalist pair, comprised of songwriters Jon Hart (guitar, bass, mandolin) and Lucy Sampson (guitar, ukulele, bass, banjo & percussion), have been writing together since early 2014. The amalgamation of both their unique musical styles makes for a dynamic and ever-changing live performance.

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Ange Hardy

on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 at London The Sound Lounge 7:30pm

Nominated at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and celebrated by The Telegraph as one of Britain's top folk musicians Ange Hardy has grabbed the attention of the traditional folk music world by writing new material and embracing modern technologies whilst maintaining a traditional feel. Alongside a staggering list of other accolades Ange was awarded FATEA Magazine's Female Vocalist of the Year in 2013, Album of the Year in 2014 and The Tradition Award in 2015. Her rapid rise in the folk world began when her 2013 debut folk album Bare Foot Folk was played on BBC Radio 2 and gained the attention of veteran folk broadcaster Mike Harding, her 2014 album The Lament of The Black Sheep subsequently received 5-stars from The Telegraph which led to Arts Council England funding her 2015 album Esteesee an album of music based on the life and work of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Ange's 2016 album Findings with Lukas Drinkwater was launched during a live session on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, and was toured nationally at venues including The Sage Gateshead and The Regal Theatre. Findings hit Number 1 in the Amazon Folk Music charts, received 5-star reviews from R2 Magazine and found itself in the fRoots Critics Poll end of year list.

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The Rubber Wellies

on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 at Edinburgh Leith Depot 7:30pm

The travelling folksters return to Edinburgh to kick off their October tour of Britain and Ireland. Doors: 7.30pm Music 8pm

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Bella Hardy & Findlay Napier

on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 at Abriachan Village Hall; 7:00pm

Join two of the UK's finest songwriters in the intimate and laid back surroundings of Abriachan Village Hall. Findlay and Bella are taking an evening out from running their songwriting retreat at nearby Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre for this one off evening of songs, stories and great craick. Bella Hardy A folk album for people who don't normally like folk music. It's both a credit to her and the genre. - Q Magazine, 4**** BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Singer of the Year 2014, Bella Hardy's fine fiddling and mesmerising voice have propelled her to the vanguard of British folk music. Creating twisted tales that touch on both the fantastical elements of Kate Bush, and the lovelorn songwriting craft of Carole King, she presents folk songs in the best tradition; not as antiquated museum pieces, but as relevant and very human artworks. Findlay Napier Genuine songcraft and wit following in the Difford and Tillbrook tradition The Sunday Herald As defined in the title of his remarkable 2015 solo debut VIP (No.2 in the Daily Telegraph's top folk albums), Findlay Napier categorically commands musical VIP status. Winner of the Burnsong Songwriting Prize in 2013, and twice nominated as Composer of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards, Findlay's career takes in protest-song showcase Shake the Chains, an ongoing co-writing project with Boo Hewerdine and many years of international touring with award-winning band Back of the Moon.

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Folk In The Owl's Nest Presents M G Boulter

on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 at Cardiff Gwdihw 7:30pm

We're absolutely ecstatic to bring the gorgeous Americana/Folk of M G Boulter to Gwdihw on October 4th, along with the quirky Alt-Folk of Bity Booker! M G Boulter M G Boulter is a singer and songwriter living on the coast of the Thames Estuary, England. A much sought after pedal steel and guitar player he has been a member of US groups The Duke and the King and The Simone Felice Group, as well as currently touring in Emily Portman's Coracle Band and Blue Rose Code. In 2013 Boulter released his debut record The Water or the Wave and has followed this up with With Wolves the Lamb will Lie, which is due for release in February 2016 and already receiving good reviews from the national press. Bity Booker Bity Booker is a quirky folk singer, she performs with classical guitar and voice. With stories about a mouse, a sparrow, stars, trees and birds, each song is a character with a timeless personality and melody. Bity performs her own songs as well as songs from the Australian, English and American folk tradition. Support comes from Joe Taylor & Ian Lynn Palmer!

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Hannah James And Grace Petrie

on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 at Leicester The Globe Pub 7:30am

"Two of British folk music's most powerful artists are coming together for a very special one-off tour this Autumn. BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Hannah James (Lady Maisery, Songs of Separation, Jigdoll, Kerfuffle) has been beguiling audiences for over fifteen years with her breathtaking solo performance style. Marrying flawless accordion playing and beautiful vocal stylings with inventive foot percussion and clog dancing, she is regarded as one of the most innovative and entertaining performers on the UK folk scene. Leicester's Grace Petrie (The Anti-Capitalist Roadshow, BBC Radio 4's The Now Show) is internationally renowned as one of Britain's most respected contemporary political songwriters, engaging audiences across Britain and Canada with thought-provoking lyrics and an impassioned vocal delivery. From opposite ends of the ocean-wide spectrum of folk, two of its brightest voices will explore their own interpretations of what it means for us today, from the deepest roots of tradition to the sharpest views on the times we live in. Advance booking highly recommended.

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Marina Florance

on Thu, 5 Oct 2017 at North Shields Percy Park Rugby Club 7:30pm

A singer/songwriter originally from London, Marina's music crosses a number of genres. It has been described as acoustic, Americana, Blues, Country and folk but while it doubtless draws inspiration from all these sources her voice and style are uniquely and identifiably hers. She has been compared to some of the best vocalists in the music world from Stevie Nicks to Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash to Nanci Griffiths, Patsy Cline and more. Marina came to performing late in life. However very soon after making the decision to 'come out of the kitchen' to widen her audience she was awarded Arts Council funding, via the Escalator Project, to record her debut album 'Somewhere Down The Line'. Using this as a platform she has since reached audiences never previously thought possible. 'This,That & The Other' is Marina's latest album: self-produced and recorded, she has come a long way from taking her first tentative steps. The self-penned song 'Cry' won the Oldies Composers Competition judged by BBC Radio 2 presenters including Ken Bruce, Bob Harris, Johnny Walker and the late Sir Terry Wogan. This resulted in Anthony Head singing the song live on ITV's This Morning, and the song gained widespread airplay on numerous radio stations including the BBC. Soundcloud nominated Marina Florance 'Soundclouder Of The Day' in 2014 and this has resulted in thousands of plays on her Soundcloud profile (https://soundcloud.com/marinaflorance) from where you can stream all of her music.. Marina is currently working with The Warm and Toasty Club (http://thewarmandtoastyclub.weebly.com) having been commissioned to write three songs, a wonderfully inspirational project focussed on the residents of retirement complexes. "...Not many artists make me listen to, not just the words, but the sound of those words, I mean every 's' & every 't'. An incredibly smooth, real, natural voice & talent. Beautiful." Glenn Maltman Fresh On The Net. She has a voice like chocolate. Sue Marchant BBC Radio Of the literally thousands of artists we've covered over the years, one that ranks highest amongst the discoveries is Marina." Neil King FATEA Magazine

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Hannah Sanders And Ben Savage

on Thu, 5 Oct 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

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.

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Dervish

on Thu, 5 Oct 2017 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

Consistently carrying the torch for Irish traditional music we're delighted to bring Dervish to Emsworth. As a band they tour quite literally all over the world. Cathy Jordan fronts Dervish and continues our tradition of us welcoming a woman to open the 6th WemsFest - this is by no means a 'sexist' comment for we are more than conscious that many festivals have a gender and racial inbalance and we will always strive to eradicate this. Cathy, in her own right, could easily have as second career as a comedian but for tonight you can enjoy her wonderful singing and bodhran playing - and no doubt a few humorous quips !!

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Dervish

on Thu, 5 Oct 2017 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

Consistently carrying the torch for Irish traditional music we're delighted to bring Dervish to Emsworth. As a band they tour quite literally all over the world. Cathy Jordan fronts Dervish and continues our tradition of us welcoming a woman to open the 6th WemsFest - this is by no means a 'sexist' comment for we are more than conscious that many festivals have a gender and racial inbalance and we will always strive to eradicate this. Cathy, in her own right, could easily have as second career as a comedian but for tonight you can enjoy her wonderful singing and bodhran playing - and no doubt a few humorous quips !!

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Robin And Bina Williamson

on Thu, 5 Oct 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Katell Keineg

on Thu, 5 Oct 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- KATELL KEINEG was born in Brittany and was brought up first there and then in Wales. After moving first to Ireland and then to New York, she was quickly embraced by the scene around St Mark's Place's now legendary Sin-é, building her reputation for 'conveying a nearly beatific sense of joy in performance' (Los Angeles Times). In 1993 she released a seven-inch single, 'Hestia' 'arcane and beautiful, one of the most extraordinary songs' (Mojo) on Bob Mould's SOL Records label. That same year, Keineg sang on Iggy Pop's American Caesar. He passed a copy of 'Hestia' on to Elektra Records, which led to a deal with the label and the release of her acclaimed debut album Ô Seasons Ô Castles in 1994. 'There's a theory that certain musical frequencies affect people emotionally. Katell Keineg has found them,' proclaimed Rolling Stone. It's damn near impossible to listen to her earthy and ethereal voice without feeling the spirit move you.' Keineg's subsequent albums include Jet (Elektra, 1997), High July (Megaphone Music, 2004) and, most recently, At The Mermaid Parade (Honest Jon's, 2010). Over the years, Keineg has continued to tour Europe and North America, playing her own, sold out shows, as well as festivals including Glastonbury, Green Man, Reading, Roskilde and WOMAD. She played many concerts with Jeff Buckley, and has appeared as a guest at Levon Helm's The Midnight Ramble in Woodstock, at Carnegie Hall with Allen Ginsberg, Philip Glass and David Byrne, and at the Royal Albert Hall with Natalie Merchant. An early champion of Keineg's music, Merchant included a cover of 'The Gulf Of Araby' on her 1999 live album, and Keineg sang on Merchant's 1995 hit single 'Carnival'. Other collaborators include Calexico and Gabriel Ríos, who recorded a version of Keineg's 'World Of Sex' for his 2014 album. She is currently working on a theatre/music piece originally commissioned by The National Theatre Of Wales and recording songs with Dutch/U.S. jazz ensemble "The Stereography Project" as well as finishing songs for her forthcoming studio album due out in 2018. 'Keineg's songs abound with rich melodic motifs [and] capture everything that her followers have long cherished about Keineg vocals that alternately soar and crack, lyrics both allusive and direct, rough-hewn, carefree, ramshackle folk arrangements that dance with abandon and are resolutely uncontainable.' - The Sunday Times.

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New Roots: Robert Chaney (full Band Show)

on Thu, 5 Oct 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Having established himself as a leading purveyor of Townes-esque Southern Gothic blues and balladry on his critically acclaimed 2015 solo debut Cracked Picture Frames, American expat Robert Chaney returns in October with a full band and a new sound drawn from vintage rhythm and blues, country, gospel, and straight ahead rock and roll. New songs unwind as hot and fast as fresh blacktop, and as sweet as the smell of honeysuckle on a summer night. Featuring longtime singing partner Laura Tenschert on backing vocals, Joe Harvey-Whyte (The Hanging Stars) on pedal steel, Andrew Harwood (Harry Oakwood) on electric guitar, Charlie Higgs (The Yes Mess, Blind Atlas) on bass, and Neil Marsh (Jason McNiff) on drums.

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Sarah Jane Scouten

on Thu, 5 Oct 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This Canadian singer songwriter, booked in 2014 as a total unknown, proved to be one of our very best debut visitors of recent times. Scroll forward three years and she is back with a cracking new album of country flavoured originals, playing UK club dates with her small band and then supporting folk rockers The Paperboys on their British tour. "A sterling example of the top grade Americana coming out of Canada wrote one reviewer.

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Sarah Jane Scouten

on Thu, 5 Oct 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This Canadian singer songwriter, booked in 2014 as a total unknown, proved to be one of our very best debut visitors of recent times. Scroll forward three years and she is back with a cracking new album of country flavoured originals, playing UK club dates with her small band and then supporting folk rockers The Paperboys on their British tour. "A sterling example of the top grade Americana coming out of Canada wrote one reviewer.

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Jess Klein

on Thu, 5 Oct 2017 at Aberdeen The Blue Lamp 7:30pm

JESS KLEIN A welcome return to Aberdeen for Jess Klein Over a career that spans more than a decade and a half and has won her a devoted worldwide fan base, Kleinwho possesses what Mojo magazine calls one of those voices you want to crawl up close to the speakers to listen to and a knack for writing songs that the Cape Cod Times has described as fully realized, finely observed and deeply felthas pursued a remarkable creative evolution that's seen her dig ever deeper for resonant emotional insights, while continuing to refine her eloquently melodic, effortlessly accessible songcraft. As the New York Times noted, Klein is an artist who has country roots, but who pushes her songs toward philosophical thoughts. http://www.jessklein.com/ MIKE JUNE Mike tours constantly and with typical self-deprecating humor describes himself as a " like a door-to-door song salesman His songs contain hard hitting social commentary drawing on his experiences as a working-class American as well as his battles with addiction, depression and heartbreak. www.mikejune.com/bio

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Hannah James / Grace Petrie

on Thu, 5 Oct 2017 at Brighton Green Kitchen 7:30pm

"Two of British folk music's most powerful artists are coming together for a very special one-off tour this Autumn. BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Hannah James (Lady Maisery, Songs of Separation, Jigdoll, Kerfuffle) has been beguiling audiences for over fifteen years with her breathtaking solo performance style. Marrying flawless accordion playing and beautiful vocal stylings with inventive foot percussion and clog dancing, she is regarded as one of the most innovative and entertaining performers on the UK folk scene. Leicester's Grace Petrie (The Anti-Capitalist Roadshow, BBC Radio 4's The Now Show) is internationally renowned as one of Britain's most respected contemporary political songwriters, engaging audiences across Britain and Canada with thought-provoking lyrics and an impassioned vocal delivery. From opposite ends of the ocean-wide spectrum of folk, two of its brightest voices will explore their own interpretations of what it means for us today, from the deepest roots of tradition to the sharpest views on the times we live in. Advance booking highly recommended. Praise for Grace Petrie: "She stole the f***ing show." - Billy Bragg "A powerful new songwriting voice" - The Guardian Praise for Hannah James: "The best clog dancing I've ever seen!" - Jools Holland "A true original" - The Guardian

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Leeds City Stompers Play Cafe#9!!

on Thu, 5 Oct 2017 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

Another welcome return to Cafe#9 from THE LEEDS CITY STOMPERS, the red hot blues band, conjuring the spirit of prohibition America. Real 1920s drum kits, slapped double bass, metal resonator guitars from the 1930s and three voicesmaking old sounds in a new way!!

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Vikki Fielden

on Thu, 5 Oct 2017 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 7:00pm

7pm: Doors 8pm: Vikki 10pm: Singing session

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The Rubber Wellies

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions/ https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html https://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.instagram.com/launderette_sessions/ Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. If you have any special needs please advise us by email to mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com and we will do our very best to accommodate these. The launderette is wheelchair friendly as is our beautiful toilet. All timings are approximate but generally:- Support 19.50 Headline 20.30 Old Cinema Launderette is a licenced venue and also serves OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks. Biography: One of my favourite bands EVER! The Mike Harding Folk Show Original, entertaining and thought provoking, the Rubber Wellies are a travelling folk outfit like few others. Based in the Basque Country, Ireland and UK they are a touring collective skippered by singer-songwriter and circus musician Harry Bird and multi-instrumentalist and composer Christophe Capewell. With three albums under their belts and over eight years of experience together on the road they have entertained audiences all over Europe drawing on narratives from curious everyday occurances, global politics and folk legends. The Rubber Wellies multi-lingual performances are a mix of musical story-telling, good-time sing-alongs and fun-filled crowd participation that flip between poignant introspection and carefree raucousness. In a mash-up of styles including sea shanties, mexican rancheras, bossa nova, reggae, old time and swing, their approaches to writing and performance coincide in the attempt to build bridges in terms of stories, between their own personal experiences and those of others and, on stage, in terms of a (sonic/emotional) conversation between the band and the audience with plenty of scope for laughter. Quotes: "One of my favourite bands of recent years" - Mike Harding, former BBC Radio 2 presenter An album that consistently surprises and delights...it is folk music as artefact, not industry...simply magnificant - Sean McGhee, editor R2 Try and listen to The Rubber Wellies and be anything but happy, it's impossible! - BBC Radio Sheffield "a big draw on the live circuit with their likeable good-time roots- flavoured folk" - fRoots Fresh, varied and entertaining like few others - Mondo Sonoro

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Red Shoes

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Ulverston Sports Club 7:45pm

It's over two years since red shoes last came to Ulverston Sports and leisure Club. In that time we have had many requests to get them back. So here they are. Carolyn Evan's passion for folk music, driven by her love of Sandy Denny and Fairport Convention songs, combined with husband Mark's liking for American music played by such artists as Bob Dylan and John Fogerty, created a unique sound. Contact with Dave Pegg of Fairport Convention, to see if he might be interested in their songs grew from a day's studio time with a couple of songs, into a whole album with Peggy in the producers chair, along with Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention) and PJ Wright  (Little Johnny England) guesting on tracks. This new adventure culminated in the release of the critically acclaimed Ring Around the Land in 2009. With the release of their second album "All The Good Friends", Red Shoes continue to create emotionally charged music combined with thought provoking lyrics. This latest recording has brought them new fans and gained them more critical acclaim.

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Women's Music Night With O'hooley & Tidow And Grace Petrie

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Ealing The New Inn 7:00pm

An evening of music from the amazing O'Hooley & Tidow and fantastic Grace Petrie. 8pm - 11pm

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Johnny Hates Jazz

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

In 1987, as the era of Electronic Pop and New Romantics was reaching its culmination, Anglo-American group Johnny Hates Jazz were catapulted to success with the release of their single 'Shattered Dreams' on Virgin Records. It became a top 5 hit worldwide, reaching number 2 in the USA and Japan, and has since been played over 3.5 million times on American radio alone. 'Shattered Dreams' was followed by other hits including the anti-war anthem 'I Don't Want To Be A Hero', 'Turn Back The Clock' (featuring Kim Wilde) and 'Heart Of Gold'. Their album 'Turn Back The Clock' entered the UK charts at number 1, going double-platinum and selling 4 million copies in the process. It is arguably one of the definitive albums of the 1980's, and is one of only two debut albums released by Virgin Records that immediately went to the top of the charts upon its release the other being 'Never Mind The Bollocks' by The Sex Pistols.

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Keith James In Concert The Songs Of Leonard Cohen

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Sedgefield The Manor House 7:00pm

His wonderful Tower of Songs - stripped back, desolate, naked and sensual Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, a wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the brush of each line. The chilling announcement of Leonard's passing marked the end of an era. His music befriended an entire generation. Within every line of his writing, he has been challenging us to listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognize our own fragility.. A Man of Grace. This World will miss him very much!.. With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the 'pure song' Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen's amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form. Amongst a concert of such songs as; Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah, are also Poems by Lorca that Keith has set to music; Cohen's greatest influence. There will also be songs from 'You want it Darker' released just weeks before his death produced by his Son, Adam. 'Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear' The Independent 'Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice' Sunday Times 'an elegant and beautifully crafted reinterpretation of a great Artist's words' BBC Radio Scotland 'certainly the UK's most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music' The Guardian 'All the tears of time are shed in a few brief lines' Times Literary Supplement 'a sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves' Acoustic Magazine Keith James' website www.keith-james.com

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Steve Tilston

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

Steve Tilston is one of our most celebrated songsmiths, widely recognised within the world of folk and contemporary music; the words, arrangements and subtle, quite superb guitar playing could be no one else. Who hasn't heard 'Slip Jigs and Reels' sung somewhere, sometime? Supporting the master is Shaftesbury lass, Anne Louise Richards who wowed the audience in June. Support was previously announced as Rod Jenkins who is having a wrist operation that will take some time to recover from. We all wish Rod a speedy recovery.

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Leveret

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Leveret features three of England's finest folk musicians in an exciting new collaboration. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron are each regarded as masters of their instrument and are involved in numerous collaborations with a huge range of artists. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity. Leveret's music is firmly rooted in the English tradition but sounds fresh and new, with original settings of ancient tunes sitting alongside new compositions by some of today's finest tunesmiths in the folk field. Their music is not arranged at all in the conventional sense: instead it is played entirely in the moment, combining consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity in a sound which feels both timeless and contemporary. The material may come from archive sources and manuscripts, but there is nothing academic or historical about the sound: it's warm, listenable, engaging and refreshing. Fiddler Sam Sweeney is the current BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 'Musician of the Year', thanks to his work in Bellowhead, Eliza Carthy's Wayward Band, The Full English and his own Made In The Great War project. Melodeon genius Andy Cutting is a two-time winner of that award, and as well as his new trio with Martin Simpson and Nancy Kerr currently performs with Blowzabella, Topette, June Tabor, and Roger Daltry. Concertina wizard Rob Harbron is known for his work with The Full English (Best Group and Best Album BBC Folk Awards 2014), Emma Reid, Fay Hield, Jon Boden and others. The English folk tradition has not always valued its instrumental repertoire as highly as some of our neighbours, and yet the tunes exist in their thousands in manuscripts and archives. For every tune in current circulation, there are dozens more that are waiting to be rediscovered, and Leveret's music has helped inspire a growing interest in instrumental music. A Leveret gig is a current and contemporary performance of English repertoire by three top-notch instrumentalists with deep roots in the tradition. 'You won't find English folk music played better than this' - R2 'Music of a rich, sinewy immersion, guided by a mutual sense of exploration, space and a very English kind of swing. It's an intimate, contemporary reinvention of the source material' - The Guardian 'Sublime, exquisite music don't miss them' - Martin Simpson

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Karim Baggili

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Four albums into his career and enjoyed by audiences far and wide, Karim Baggili brings forth his fifth: "Apollo You Sixteen" Where Kali City, Karim's previous album was a real return to his roots through using the oud, the new album reflects as before an integration of pieces with technically advanced guitars, and with melodies that are deep and always beautiful. Above all original, the musical universe this new album reflects is amazing with its mix of grooves, electro and classical, illustrated by the "crunchy" Oud and guitar, an evolution of sound and composition for Karim and his music! There is only one unique Karim Baggili : and inventiveness in bringing out the sound of "underground Arabic Flamenco music" with such class and uniqueness. On stage, Karim is in harmony with hugely talented musicians in whose company he delivers, true to form, warm and unforgettable concerts, quite simply wonderful!

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"they Shall Not Pass" Featuring She'koyokh

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

CHILLI FRIED PRESENTS THEY SHALL NOT PASS Celebrating the Spirit of the Battle of Cable Street LIVE ON STAGE SHE'KOYOKH The UK's finest klezmer, Balkan and Turkish band On the Decks: THE KOSHER NOSTRA DJS Making you a musical offer you can't refuse already! £5 advance/£7 on the door The Battle of Cable Street took place in October 1936, when a group of Fascists, led by Oswald Mosley, marched on the East End of London (home to a large Jewish community), only to be stopped by half a million local residents and activists. Under the banner They Shall Not Pass they fought the fascists back. With the Far Right, racism and bigotry CURRENTLY a threat in the UK and across Europe, we celebrate the spirit of protest and unity exemplified by the Battle of Cable Street with a party at the Jamboree speakeasy style bar, right on the street itself. Live on stage, the UK's finest exponents of klezmer, Balkan and Turkish and Eastern European music, She'Koyokh. Their name is a Yiddish word meaning nice one! and they've been hailed as one of the finest and most entertaining British-based exponents of global music (The Guardian), She'Koyokh have spent fifteen years absorbing the rich folk music traditions of Jewish Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Balkans. A live force to be reckoned with, they're a wild swirl of violin, clarinet, jazzy guitar licks and dance-inducing percussion, plus the sweet and passionate voice of Turkish singer Cigdem Aslan. Their latest critically acclaimed album, First Dance on Second Avenue, is out now on Riverboat Records. www.shekoyokh.co.uk On the decks, The Kosher Nostra DJs AKA Jamie Renton and Norman Druker, spinning a tuchas-shaking selection of klezmer, Jewish jazz, kosher blues and circumcised soul.

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Chris Cleverley

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Three great acts play at the bigger bookshop. Details soon.

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The Drystones

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

The Drystones are a young (just 20) folk duo from Priddy in Somerset, playing violin, guitar and whistle, who have made a big splash since they formed in July 2011. They play a mix of their own compositions and arrangements of traditional songs and tunes with a drive and energy that is exhilarating to behold. The duo has performed at festivals all over the West Country (including Sidmouth, Village Pump, Warwick, Bromyard and Purbeck) and at their debut at the Glastonbury Festival, in 2013, they were highlighted by Steve Lamacq on Radio 2 as his recommendation of the day. They won the Breakthrough Music Award at the 2015 Larmer Treefestival and were asked by Michael Eavis to play the 2015 Glastonbury Extravaganza when Joan Armatrading had to cancel! They are currently working on material for their third album. For just two people they make a big sound, and you wont see a duo with more energy on stage! To describe their instrumental style as spirited and animated would be akin to asserting that Bellowhead can be quite an energetic band Living Tradition Admission £10.00 on the door, £9 in advance (£1 reduction for 2017/18 members)

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The Drystones

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

The Drystones are a young (just 20) folk duo from Priddy in Somerset, playing violin, guitar and whistle, who have made a big splash since they formed in July 2011. They play a mix of their own compositions and arrangements of traditional songs and tunes with a drive and energy that is exhilarating to behold. The duo has performed at festivals all over the West Country (including Sidmouth, Village Pump, Warwick, Bromyard and Purbeck) and at their debut at the Glastonbury Festival, in 2013, they were highlighted by Steve Lamacq on Radio 2 as his recommendation of the day. They won the Breakthrough Music Award at the 2015 Larmer Treefestival and were asked by Michael Eavis to play the 2015 Glastonbury Extravaganza when Joan Armatrading had to cancel! They are currently working on material for their third album. For just two people they make a big sound, and you wont see a duo with more energy on stage! To describe their instrumental style as spirited and animated would be akin to asserting that Bellowhead can be quite an energetic band Living Tradition Admission £10.00 on the door, £9 in advance (£1 reduction for 2017/18 members)

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Kings Of The South Seas

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Gravesend St Andrews Arts Centre 7:30am

In the last three years, HMS Erebus and Terror, Franklin's two ships from his ill fated 1845 voyage to find the NW Passage were discovered at the bottom of the icy seas off Northern Canada. This brought the fateful events back into focus after they'd filled the international headlines in the second half of the 19th Century when all 129 of the crew disappeared without trace in the Arctic wastes. With the 'Franklin' album, Kings of The South Seas will bring to life the traditional and written music left by these events and their cultural fallout; from Canadian Voyageur paddling songs, English folk ballads and songs composed onboard ice-bound wintering ships to Victorian parlour pieces. Kings of The South Seas are, Ben Nicholls-concertina (Full English, Seth Lakeman Band), Richard Warren-guitar (Spiritualized), Evan Jenkins-drums (Neil Cowley Trio). This event is a special preview performance of the songs from their upcoming 'Franklin' album (set for release in early 2018) which was recorded in St. Andrews Gravesend, a Mission dedicated to those who lost their lives on the Franklin Expedition. The evening will be accompanied by a film of footage and imagery based on the themes of the content directed by BAFTA nominated Adam Clitheroe. a brooding and mysterious triumph - Louder Than War uproariously rousing and darkly disturbing - The Guardian takes the listener into an oceanic heart of darkness illuminated by powerful skeletal songs from the edge of the known world - Songlines I am loving this! - Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio2 Folk Show dark, driven and turbulent - The Independent A fantastic celebration of all things nautical and seaworthy. EDS Magazine like the Velvet Underground in the bilges of the Pequod - Philip Hoare, author (winner of Samuel Johnson Prize with Leviathan) One of The Telegraph 'Best Folk Albums of 2014'. stunning in both scope and intensity Spiral Earth

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Ranagri

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Nestled between the Wicklow Mountains and County Carlow lies a stunning area of lush farmland, a place of untouched natural beauty, of peace and contemplation. This idyll is called Rathnagrew (pronounced Ran-ag-rye!). Four London musicians (Dónal Rogers, Jean Kelly, Eliza Marshall, Joe Danks); one traditional Irish player, two classically trained, and one blues singer and guitarist, all with a passion for folk music; a meeting in a pub in Richmond and the story of 'Ranagri the band' begins. Consisting of flutes; Irish whistles; electric harp; bodhran; guitar; bouzouki and voices, Ranagri fuse worldwide folk music with quality contemporary songwriting, enhanced by virtuosic instrumentals, vibrant rhythms and haunting melodies, all interlaced with vivid storytelling. The hybrid combination of these players brings a melting pot of creativity. Such different musical backgrounds makes for a fantastic mixture of new sounds and ideas. Every now and again the folk music world needs a gentle kick up the backside and we should be eternally grateful that the four members of Ranagri have slipped into their best Doc Martins to do just that.

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Darren Black

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Winchester The Hyde Tavern 8:00pm

Album Launch on the Cellar Stage.

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Steve Poltz & Beerjacket

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Glasgow The Glad Cafe 7:30pm

An intimate and up close evening with the irrepressible Californian singer songwriter Steve Poltz and Scottish indie hero Beerjacket. Come join the mayhem. **ALL PROFITS FROM THIS SHOW WILL BE DONATED TO GLASGOW CHARITY SPIRIT AID'S CHRISTMAS FOOD HAMPER AND TOY APPEAL** STEVE POLTZ: To suggest that Steve Poltz isn't normal is about as safe a statement as one could make. You would basically require the powers of the Hubble space telescope to locate Steve Poltz from any region of normalcy. For music fans on both sides of the equator, this is a very good thing. Born among the hearty seafaring folk of Canada's Halifax, Nova Scotia, Poltz has lived most of his life in Southern California, where the sun treated his rocky Canadian DNA like clothes in a dryer. Naturally a spectrum of cultural and emotional tensions arose and he eventually sought refuge in the art of songwriting, where he tapped into an unforgettable and often horrifying depth of unhinged genius. Among the music cognoscenti, Steve Poltz is regarded as one of the most talented and prolific songwriters of our time. His songs have been among the longest running ever on the Billboard Top 100 and they regularly appear in movie soundtracks, television shows, and even the odd commercial. His touring schedule is ferocious, ping ponging between continents with enough frequency to earn him manic followings in scores of different accents and languages. Any musician who has traveled as extensively as Poltz will have their share of colorful road stories, but Poltz' adventures read like a bucket list. Starting out auspiciously, Poltz recalls meeting Elvis Presley at a small airport and beaming proudly as The King hugged his sister for an inordinately long time. Growing up in Palm Springs, California, he trick-or-treated at Liberace's house and was Bob Hope's favorite altar boy. In an alcohol-soaked haze, he infamously accosted David Cassidy, who had summoned him to Las Vegas to write a hit song for the aging Tiger Beat cover boy. His rich and colorful legacy is the stuff of legend, but it is his distinctive style of songwriting that has caused the world to offer up its stages, clubs, and alleys. Poltz' sound is entirely unique- from his inhuman fingerstyle techniques to the inimitable melodies that roll from his guitar like cool waterfalls, you know a Poltz song as soon as you hear it. To see Steve to perform live is one of the most entertaining shows a human could ever see. Frenzied, aggressive, hilarious, and heartbreakingly sincere, his live performances have become bona fide events, with sub-cultures popping up all over the globe to entice him to come and tour. As relentless as he is in concert, he is also the guy who famously co-wrote the timeless ballad You Were Meant For Me with platinum-selling songwriter Jewel. Of course, because we're talking about Steve Poltz, it should surprise no one to learn that the song was written on a lazy Mexican beach, where Poltz and Jewel were soon snapped up and sequestered by Mexican Federales and required to witness and eventually assist in a large marijuana bust on the beach. Don't believe it? See for yourself in the pictures on his web site. Poltz, an ex high school wrestler (98 pound class), is also an obsessive baseball fan, a die-hard yoga practitioner, a hopeless romantic, a smart-ass philosopher and a child-like adventurer with an absurdist's view of the planet and all of its curious life forms. Music fans have adored him since he first fronted the hallowed punk-folk legends, The Rugburns, whose live shows earned the band a following that is best described somewhere between the terms cult and crazed substance-abusing fanatics. Once touring over 300 days a year, the Rugburns occasionally reunite for wildly popular sold-out shows. Poltz' solo body of work is an impressive collection of ballads, rockers and uniquely melodic acoustic numbers that reflect his incomparable style of alternate tunings and savage finger picking techniques. Guitar geeks fall prostrate at his feet trying vainly to learn how to play his stunningly gorgeous and deceptively complex songs. To see him play guitar is a visual feast so frenetic that close proximity to his playing exposes one to risk of seizure. His albums reflect the depth and expanse of his influences throughout the years (One Left Shoe, Chinese Vacation, Traveling and Unraveling). He has also released a children's album (The Barn), a performance DVD (Tales From The Tavern) and a collection of other recordings that defy categorization, such as Answering Machine a 56-track collection of 45 second songs culled from his answering machine's outgoing messages. Neil Young has ranked it as a favorite album. Steve Poltz's latest recording project brought him back to Halifax, where he collaborated with Joel Plaskett, an award-winning Canadian songwriter, performer, producer and eminently kindred spirit. The two holed up in Joel's Scotland Yard studio with a 2 inch,16 track analog tape machine, a 24 hour work ethic, their comfy clothes, and all the mojo they could conjure. The result was Dreamhouse, Steve's most accomplished and focused album to date. Critically acclaimed across the globe, it has been singled out by some critics as the 2010 Album of the Year. His live shows have captivated audiences far and wide with a mix of singing, storytelling, shredding, and the occasional spoken word rants which have been known to incite riots. He can take an audience from laughter to tears and back again in the space of the same song. Steve Poltz transcends the word talented. He is unforgettable in all the right ways. BEERJACKET: Beerjacket is the musical title of Glasgow alt-folk singer-songwriter, Peter Kelly. Beerjacket has shared the stage with many great musicians such as The National, Kristin Hersh, Feist, Ron Sexsmith, St. Vincent, Frightened Rabbit, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, Guillemots,, Joan As Police Woman and Tom Vek,. Matt Berninger of The National described Beerjacket as the new Elliott Smith. 2011's The White Feather Trail was the first studio album by Beerjacket, recorded by Stuart MacLeod at Beetroot Studios. The record led to a television appearance playing to an audience of half a million people on BBC 2's The Review Show. Festival performances followed at Brew at the Bog, T in the Park, Wickerman and No Mean City, as well as two headline shows at Glasgow's King Tut's during New Year's Revolution and Summer Nights. Beerjacket is the only act ever to have headlined shows at both of these festivals. 2013 began with a show at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall as part of Celtic Connections' inaugural Roaming Roots Revue, alongside Beth Orton, Roddy Hart, Rachel Sermanni, Frightened Rabbit, Admiral Fallow, The Low Anthem and Lau. Radio play has included the Tom Morton Show, Brian Burnett's Get It On and Vic Galloway on Radio Scotland, Ally MacRae on Radio 1 and Jim Gellatly on Amazing Radio. Vic Galloway is a huge supporter of Beerjacket and presented live performances on BBC Alba's Rapal TV, as well as having Kelly in for a session on his Radio Scotland programme.

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Clive Gregson & Liz Simcock

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

In 2015 Clive asked songwriter and singer Liz Simcock to join him in a UK tour, a chance to revisit some of the songs from Gregson & Collister days. Clive says playing shows that celebrate a hugely enjoyable part of my musical career was well overdue. It had been a very long time since I performed many of those songs Liz was delighted to be asked, saying I've always been a huge fan of Gregson & Collister and couldn't think of anything nicer to be invited to do. They were what got me into writing songs and I think it's a real privilege to be doing this. The tour coincided with the release by Cherry Red of a deluxe edition of Home and Away, the debut Gregson & Collister CD. The 2015 tour was a resounding success. So much so that Clive and Liz decided to keep the train rolling, play more duo shows and record a CD of brand new Gregsongs for release in September 2017. This tour will support the release.

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Richard Moss

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Staveley Roundhouse 7:15pm

Percussive and rhythmic dexterity combines with sparkling fingerstyle delivery to create spellbinding results. His latest album, 'Back to The Yellow Hills' explores tradition from the Northwest and journeys through local 19th century poetry with highly accomplished arrangements and self-penned songs. Richard is blessed with a strong musical personality, both as a singer and guitarist. He presents his material with a directness and honesty which is abundantly stimulating and very refreshing. His rhythmic guitar skills mean that Richard is in high demand as a soloist and also as a skilled accompanist for singers and traditional melody players. Ticket price includes a free glass of wine!

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Richard Moss

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Staveley Roundhouse 7:15pm

Percussive and rhythmic dexterity combines with sparkling fingerstyle delivery to create spellbinding results. His latest album, 'Back to The Yellow Hills' explores tradition from the Northwest and journeys through local 19th century poetry with highly accomplished arrangements and self-penned songs. Richard is blessed with a strong musical personality, both as a singer and guitarist. He presents his material with a directness and honesty which is abundantly stimulating and very refreshing. His rhythmic guitar skills mean that Richard is in high demand as a soloist and also as a skilled accompanist for singers and traditional melody players. Ticket price includes a free glass of wine!

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The Rip Roaring Success

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes 7:30pm

The Rip Roaring Success are the hottest Western Swing Band East of El Paso featuring Wild Miss Lucille on double bass, Miss Jay tearing it up with some smokin' hot fiddle and the token gent, the one and only Rusty on six strings of flamin' geetar and hillbilly vox. Folk at venues and festivals up and down the country will testify that when you want the prairie set on fire with jumpin' ho-down tunes then there ain't no success like a rip roarin' one.

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State Of The Union

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Wigan The Old Courts 7:00pm

At Acoustic Roots, we have brought you Brooks Williams twice...we brought you Boo Hewerdine earlier this year...and you've asked for them back. We therefore bring you them together in the form of State Of The Union! Boo Hewerdine (UK) and Brooks Williams (USA) embark on their first UK tour in three-years. The duo formed in 2012, released two critically acclaimed albums, 'State of the Union' and 'Snake Oil'. Their subsequent 60-date tour included an appearance on The Andrew Marr Show (BBC 1), plus four-star reviews in both Q and R2. With brief stops in Ireland and Portugal, their six-week 2017 tour traverses the UK throughout September and October. For the tour they've recorded a new album, 'The Saltwell Sessions', only available at the shows of this tour. Boo and Brooks have an undeniable chemistry. Their combined musicality is something to behold. Whether covering the Pet Shop Boys or Johnny Cash, or performing one of their own co-written songs, this "hands across the water" show is not to be missed. Catch 'em while you can The evening will be opened by rising North West star Iona Lane. Despite only being 18 years old, she has just released her third EP, 'Pockets' to critical accliam. More details can be found at: www.boohewerdine.net www.brookswilliams.com www.ionalane.com

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House & Land

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at London The Dentist 7:00pm

House and Land is the duo of Sally Anne Morgan (fiddle, shruti box, banjo, vocals) and Sarah Louise Henson (vocals, 12-string guitar, shruti box, bouzouki). Sally and Sarah started playing together after Sarah opened for The Black Twig Pickers for whom Sally plays the fiddle. The duo quickly discovered that they were both interested in the same very specific forms of traditional music. Additionally, they both viewed it through the lens of their shared love of modern, experimental and minimal music. We honor what two voices and bodies can do in one moment in time. It totally shapes our sound. Their playing together is wholly unmediated, without amplifiers and using just two sets of hands and voices. With a minimalist approach, their music considers the space between notes as much as the notes themselves. The material on their debut is drawn from traditional southern hymns and Appalachian ballads that originated in England and elsewhere hundreds of years ago. Microtonality is as essential to certain Appalachian vocal styles as it is to a Tony Conrad composition and the often spare adornment to their singing puts these complexities on full display. :: DYLAN GOLDEN AYCOCK :: Dylan Golden Aycock (born 1985) is an American Primitive guitarist and Experimental Musician from Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 2016, NPR named Dylan Golden Aycock's Church of Level Track one of the "Top 10 Solo Guitar Records of 2016" Uncut Magazine described him as "respectfully expanding on Takoma School roots, moving towards the sort of chamber folk compositions mastered by James Blackshaw and William Tyler." In the Bandcamp article "New Directions in Acoustic Guitar" Pitchfork writer Marc Masters writes "Aycock credited with nine different instruments, including violin, drums, pedal steel guitar and synthesizers add atmosphere to his thoughtful picking."

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Storm Warning

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

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Storm Warning

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

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Leveret

on Sat, 7 Oct 2017 at Leicester The Guildhall 7:15pm

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 is fresh and new, with original settings of ancient tunes sitting alongside new compositions by some of today's finest tunesmiths in the folk field. Sophisticated and honest, considered and spontaneous, each performance is improvised ensuring no two shows are ever the same and each performance is a totally unique experience for the audience.

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Charlie Dore

on Sat, 7 Oct 2017 at Castle Cary Caryford Community Hall 6:30pm

Here is a chance to watch and hear a master songwriter. Over the course of a forty-year career, there is little Charlie hasn't done, except acquire the level of fame commensurate with her talent. A multi-talented, award winning singer-songwriter, composer, musician, and actress. Best known for her 1979 hit Pilot of the Airwaves, her songs have been covered by the likes of Sheena Easton, George Harrison and Celine Dion. Still in great voice and writing highly original songs, Charlie has become much acclaimed on the Folk circuit. Performance starts at 7.30 pm.

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John Craigie

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

MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions/ https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html https://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.instagram.com/launderette_sessions/ Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. If you have any special needs please advise us by email to mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com and we will do our very best to accommodate these. The launderette is wheelchair friendly as is our beautiful toilet. All timings are approximate but generally:- Support 19.50 Headline 20.30 Please check Old Cinema Launderette Facebook page for more up to date information. Old Cinema Launderette is a licensed venue serving craft beers on draught and a small but perfectly formed gin menu. We also serves OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks. About John Craigie the lovechild of John Prine and Mitch Hedberg with a vagabond troubadour edge. The Stranger The record opens with the shanty-like Dylan-meets-Prine number Virgin Guitar, which displays Craigie's talent for understated singing coupled with poetic lyrics. The Portland Tribune Craigie's latest, I Am California, is haunting, poetic, and just how a longing for California should sound. Draped in nostalgia and covered in memories, Craigie paints a beautiful homage to the Golden State, with the assistance of singer Gregory Alan Isakov. Impose Magazine If John Prine and Mitch Hedberg had a baby, the resulting product would resemble something very close to Portland, OR singer-songwriter John Craigie. Musically comparable to Prine, with the humor and wit of Hedberg, the humble, gracious, and hilarious Craigie is one of the best storytellers of our time. It's no wonder that Chuck Norris sends him fan mail, and Todd Snider brings him gifts on stage. The vagabond troubadour has charmed audiences in all 50 states and throughout much of Europe, with a DIY spirit seldom seen these days. While touring solo and with the likes of Todd Snider, the Shook Twins, Nicki Bluhm, and ALO, Craigie has taken the stage at festivals, sold out venues, intimate house concerts, center camp at Burning Man and even Gregory Alan Isakov's farm. Although based in Portland, Craigie's true home is on the road, and just like that he's on to the next town, playing and singing and telling stories to everyone who wants to listen. He'll make you laugh and make you cry, all in the same song. With a fan-base that is more of a continually-expanding circle of friends, John Craigie's true passion is connecting with people through shared experiences, stories, and song.

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The Fugitives @ Newbald Village Hall

on Sat, 7 Oct 2017 at North Newbald Village Hall 7:00pm

Based in Vancouver, The Fugitives are an award-winning modern folk band who played a sell-out show at Newbald Village Hall in 2015 as part of their last UK tour. Promising intelligent lyrics, catchy melodies, beautiful harmonies and brilliant musicianship, they are back as part of a tour to promote their new album, The Promise of Strangers. We anticipate another sell-out - don't wait too long to purchase your tickets.

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The Fugitives @ Newbald Village Hall

on Sat, 7 Oct 2017 at North Newbald Village Hall 7:00pm

Based in Vancouver, The Fugitives are an award-winning modern folk band who played a sell-out show at Newbald Village Hall in 2015 as part of their last UK tour. Promising intelligent lyrics, catchy melodies, beautiful harmonies and brilliant musicianship, they are back as part of a tour to promote their new album, The Promise of Strangers. We anticipate another sell-out - don't wait too long to purchase your tickets.

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Faustus Live@the Golden Lion

on Sat, 7 Oct 2017 at Ripon The Golden Lion 8:00pm

Faustus return to the Golden Lion where they played to an ecstatic audience in March 2016.Their modern interpretation of traditonal English music laced with humorous introductions is not to be missed. ''One of Britain's outstanding folk bands.' **** The Guardian 'The concept? To rescue contemporary folk from the curse of feyness Bloke-folk! Fans of Led Zep III should take a thoughtful interest.' **** Independent on Sunday PAUL SARTIN, BENJI KIRKPATRICK & SAUL ROSE Four years after their critically-acclaimed album 'Broken Down Gentlemen', Faustus, the pioneering 'bloke folk' trio return with their third release 'Death and Other Animals'. Here they tackle, head-on, subjects from the Dance of Death to the plight of the common man, sand-swallowed ships to mythical black dogs. During 2016 the band have been Artists in Residence at Halsway Manor, National Centre for the Folk Arts, in the Quantock Hills of Somerset, where they have had unlimited access to the Manor's extensive library. Material found therein has shaped this album which includes four songs unique to Halsway's little-known Ruth Tongue archive. Halsway has been omnipresent throughout the process as the band not only researched material but recorded the album in the Manor. In addition to traditional music from the English canon, in which Faustus excel, they present a song by UK legend, Bill Caddick, and have set a poem by award-winning Olivia McCannon, to new music. Original melodies sit alongside old words (some from manuscripts lurking in a secret filing cabinet, still never published) and newly composed instrumentals are included on the album as well. The band have also turned to pastures new for release and production, striking up a deal with German-based label, Westpark Music, and bringing in Rupert Christie as producer. With a roster including Lou Reed, Jessie J, Fisherman's Friends and Bellowhead, Rupert and Faustus was a match made in heaven as he and the band hit it off incredibly well. The band found themselves in exalted company and were delighted and honoured to have received a Best Album of 2017 award from the German Record Critics panel Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik. "This means a lot to us not only was it voted by a transparent panel of experts, but winners in other categories included Kate Tempest, Ennio Morricone and the Rolling Stones! It will certainly stand us in good stead when we make our maiden trip to Germany in September." Doors 8.00pm Band 8.30pm contact Nick:- riponlivemusic@gmail.com Facebook Live@The Golden Lion NB NOTICKETS AVAILABLE FROM THE GOLDEN LION.

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The Rip Roaring Success

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- The Rip Roaring Success are the hottest Western Swing Band East of El Paso featuring Wild Miss Lucille on double bass, Miss Jay tearing it up with some smokin' hot fiddle and the token gent, the one and only Rusty on six strings of flamin' geetar and hillbilly vox. Folk at venues and festivals up and down the country will testify that when you want the prairie set on fire with jumpin' ho-down tunes then there ain't no success like a rip roarin' one.

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Grace Petrie And Hannah James

on Sat, 7 Oct 2017 at London Heath Street Church 7:30pm

Two of British folk music's most powerful artists are coming together for a very special one-off tour this Autumn. BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Hannah James (Lady Maisery, Songs of Separation, Jigdoll, Kerfuffle) has been beguiling audiences for over fifteen years with her breathtaking solo performance style. Marrying flawless accordion playing and beautiful vocal stylings with inventive foot percussion and clog dancing, she is regarded as one of the most innovative and entertaining performers on the UK folk scene. Leicester's Grace Petrie (The Anti-Capitalist Roadshow, BBC Radio 4's The Now Show) is internationally renowned as one of Britain's most respected contemporary political songwriters, engaging audiences across Britain and Canada with thought-provoking lyrics and an impassioned vocal delivery. From opposite ends of the ocean-wide spectrum of folk, two of its brightest voices will explore their own interpretations of what it means for us today, from the deepest roots of tradition to the sharpest views on the times we live in. Advance booking highly recommended.

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Dawson Dean (biddulph Duo Album Launch)

on Sat, 7 Oct 2017 at Biddulph Town Hall 7:30pm

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Klezmer Keilidh With The London Klezmer Quartet

on Sat, 7 Oct 2017 at Woodgreen Village Hall 7:00pm

Dance your socks off with the London Klezmer Quartet. No partner or experience is necessary to enjoy this opportunity to try out Yiddish and other eastern European dances. Freylekhs, hongas, shers and more, with full instruction and live musical accompaniment from the London Klezmer Quartet. Children under 14 free. Email booking: andreafinnart@btinternet.com. Tel: 01725 513405

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Klezmer Keilidh With The London Klezmer Quartet

on Sat, 7 Oct 2017 at Woodgreen Village Hall 7:00pm

Dance your socks off with the London Klezmer Quartet. No partner or experience is necessary to enjoy this opportunity to try out Yiddish and other eastern European dances. Freylekhs, hongas, shers and more, with full instruction and live musical accompaniment from the London Klezmer Quartet. Children under 14 free. Email booking: andreafinnart@btinternet.com. Tel: 01725 513405

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Tarantella Beats Party With Amaraterra + Dj Alistair Prince

on Sat, 7 Oct 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

Amaraterra's monthly sizzling Southern Italian party at Jamboree, an uplifting evening of passionate live music and dance performances! Amaraterra is the first Pizzica ensemble in London- performing traditional dances and music from the heel of Italy. A 'Pizzica' is the malicious bite of the tarantula spider. In order to heal from the poison you must dance till you drop, following the intense, restless beat of the tambourine. It is one of the oldest musical expressions of the Mediterranean, brought to London by a group of passionate musicians and dancers. Expect a flourish of instruments, colour and movement. !!WARNING!! This event regularly sells out in advance so buying advance tickets is highly recommended. Amaraterra are: Simona de Leonardis (vocals and dancer) Carla Pandarese (vocals and dancer) Antonio Fersini (vocals and guitar) Alfredo Giani (vocals, mandola, mouth harmonica) Stelios Katsatsidis (accordion) Massimiliano Passante (vocals and tamburine) Federico Tommasi (vocals and tambourine) Cassandre Balosso-Bardin (vocals, recorder) Mark Glanville (vocals, clarinet, ciaramella)

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Dipper-malkin

on Sat, 7 Oct 2017 at Cambridge NCI Club 7:30pm

​Dipper Malkin is the potent combination (Folk Radio UK) of two musicians that have spent their careers to date involved in groundbreaking projects. Now they are rapidly earning a reputation for elevating traditional music to new heights of sturdy beauty and sophistication as a duo. John Dipper's new approach to the unusual, 14-string, viola d'amore, and Dave Malkin's finely honed accompaniments and unique voice have afforded them with glowing praise for their debut album. Don't miss one of the must-see folk acts of 2017.

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New Roots: Martha Hill Young Team / Autumnmusic / Son Of Johan

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

Nearest tube Kings Cross, 5 mins walk. Martha Hill's superb, stop-you-in-your-tracks jazz-blues voice drives a set of instantly catchy soul-folk infused songs, delivered with refreshingly original arangement by her band Young Team. Busking since she left home aged 17, and a member of the much acclaimed Holy Moly & The Crackers, Martha was joined by cellist Ceitidh Mac in December 2016. The Young Team line-up was completed with the arrival of multi-instrumentalist Sharon January 2017. Over the last six months the band have toured throughout England and Italy to capacity crowds. Heading towards the end of a busy 2017, Martha Hill has been recording with producer Matt Terry (The Enemy, Wonderstuff, RSC), and has just completed a summer of festivals, with appearances at Solfest festival, Harambe Pasadia and Lindesfarne Mainstage. 'I expected this to be good, but I wasn't quite prepared for how good.... At once exotically jazzy and soulfully sensual [the music] carries the listener on a wave of atmospheric nostalgia.' - Narc Magazine. YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KATsf-H859E With an admirably broad range of influence, from Nina Simone to MIA, Bat For Lashes to Beth Gibbons, Autumnmusic is musical artist Rosi Croom's solo project. Themes of power struggles, politics, feminism, mental health, loss and sensuality inhabit her pulsating, intensely rhythmical pieces. She creates her work live using a digital loop station and live sampling, weaving lyrics and and musical motifs into a complex song tapestry before your eyes. Rosi Croom's work has brought her much success, successes of note being chosen for sync by Harvey Nicholls and collaborating with Madonna's producers. Autumnmusic remains her public alias and the face of her exploration of the human heart and psyche. Rosi has just won 3 Awards at The UK Songwriting Contest for the songs she intends to release over the next year. YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LNXGWGkAiQ We start the night with a set of thoughtful, observational indie/folk from Swedish native, London based acoustic singer-songwriter Son of Johan. YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK82vJbknWA

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Jess Morgan & Dan Whitehouse - The Whitehouse Sessions Totnes

on Sat, 7 Oct 2017 at Totnes Upstairs at the Dartmouth Inn 8:00pm

The Whitehouse Sessions are musical evenings with some of the best singer-songwriters around, held in the intimate cosy space upstairs at the Dartmouth Inn Totnes. Jess Morgan and Dan Whitehouse are two of the UK's most talked about emerging songwriters tour together in October 2017 featuring sets from both artists as well as collaboration. Theirs is a striking musical partnership that started when the pair wrote and recorded songs for Dan Whitehouse's Reveal Records debut' That's Where I Belong (2016). In the same year Jess Morgan released her gorgeous new album' Edison Gloriette' to widespread acclaim. These shows are a chance to hear fresh new songs along with favourites from both artists' catalogues and promises to be something really special.

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Kizzy Meriel Crawford @ Wales Fair Trade Fair 2017

on Sat, 7 Oct 2017 at Abergavenny Market Hall 8:00pm

Wales Fair Trade Fair celebrates 11 years supporting ethical & local trade. This year there will be musical event featuring Kizzy Meriel Crawford, a Bajan-Welsh singer songwriter from Merthyr Tydfil, who sings in both English and Welsh, using traditional and modern sources. Kizzy supports Wales Fair Trade fair & ethical consumerism. The 'Zim Voices' performing traditional Zimbabwean Songs. The group is made of 5 Zimbabwean ladies who are now based in Wales and sing traditional Shona & Ndebele songs. Also not to miss out, absolutely beautiful voice and life enriching songs of Danielle Lewis. Since releasing her debut EP in July 2013, Paper Hearts, Danielle has been a live guest on four of S4C TV programmes with more in the pipeline, been playlisted on BBC Radio Cymru and featured as Artist of the Week on BBC Radio Wales. Two tracks from her bilingual second EP, Dreams Grow, which was self released in June 2015, were used on a 'Visit Wales' advert campaign. Doors open 8:00pm

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State Of The Union Boo Hewerdine & Brooks Williams

on Sun, 8 Oct 2017 at Wirksworth Coach House Studios 7:30pm

Starts at 8pm Venue is upstairs Bar

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Sem Seiffert

on Sun, 8 Oct 2017 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 4:30pm

Sem Seiffert Sem lives close to Cologne. His music is a combination of folk and rock with a bit of blues, jazz and pop. His debut-album "Tales to tell" was recorded in Wolverhampton be Producer Gavin Monaghan who has also worked with artists like Editors, Ryan Adams, Nizlopi and The Sherlocks. Sem's second album "Diary of a traveller" was successfully funded by crowdfunding and is going to be released in September 2017 through his own music-label "Opus of Orpheus Records." Sem Seiffert is always on the road in Europe and so the first lines of a single song might be created at the harbour of Gothenburg/Sweden, a few more at the Grachten in Amsterdam/Netherlands to finally complete the song in a small Cafe in Florence/Italy. Many different impressions fuse that way and open new gates for fantasy In 2014 he toured through Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Netherlands. This year he will be playing festivals and concerts in England, Scotland, Sweden and Spain More information about the artist: Videos: www.youtube.com/semseiffert Homepage: www.semoclock.com

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Catfish Keith

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

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Hannah James / Grace Petrie

on Sun, 8 Oct 2017 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

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Paul Lamb & The Kingsnakes

on Sun, 8 Oct 2017 at Ashill The Barn at Square and Compass 8:00pm

Hailed by aficionados and music press around the world as Europe's foremost blues harmonica exponent, Paul Lamb has forged himself a place in the history books as one of the greatest players of our time. He has won countless awards, sold record-breaking quantities of albums, and performed the world over with his long-standing musical compatriots, The Kingsnakes. Inducted into the British Blues Awards Hall Of Fame (alongside the likes of Peter Green, John Mayall & Alexis Korner), Lamb still continues to bring his infectious brand of soulful blues to a plethora of fans around the globe he has represented Great Britain in the World Harmonica Championships, leading to a spell of working with his mentor Sonny Terry and seeing Lamb performing with Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Brownie McGhee, and countless other blues greats that had originally inspired him. His unique harmonica skills are constantly in demand by others, and he has amongst other experiences had a chart hit with Harmonica Man(under the pseudonym of Bravado) with Pete Waterman, and worked with Mark Knopfler, The Who, Rod Stewart, and Jimmy Nail amongst others.

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My Baby

on Sun, 8 Oct 2017 at Lewes The Con Club 7:30pm

My Baby is a Dutch-New Zealand band from Amsterdam. Their music is a mix of blues, country and funk. My Baby was founded in 2012 by previous members of the Amsterdam soul band

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Sun, 8 Oct 2017 at Sheffield The Shakespeare 7:30pm

A very special, intimate concert with only 60 tickets! This will sell out. Doors 7.30pm Show Starts 8pm No Support. O'Hooley & Tidow With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, five star reviews and a feature in The Guardian; the voice and piano songwriting duo of Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow is regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo). Their latest album, Shadows has earned them a place in Mojo's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2016 for the third time (Silent June, 2010, The Hum, 2014) and their third BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nomination for 'Best Duo'. 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. SHADOWS A MOJO MAGAZINE TOP 10 FOLK ALBUM OF 2016 BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2017 'BEST DUO' NOMINEES 'England's answer to the McGarrigles.' * * * * * The Guardian 'Insightful, determinedly left-field angles on the human experience.' * * * * MOJO Folk Album of the Month 'Have Belinda and Heidi done it again? Certainly.' * * * * * R2 'Dense, complex, beautifully performed.' * * * * Songlines 'A fine study of human emotion' * * * * EDS 'One of the most vital and experimental acts on the folk circuit and beyond.' Folk Radio UK '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, 6 Music

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Sun, 8 Oct 2017 at Sheffield The Shakespeare 7:30pm

A very special, intimate concert with only 60 tickets! This will sell out. Doors 7.30pm Show Starts 8pm No Support. O'Hooley & Tidow With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, five star reviews and a feature in The Guardian; the voice and piano songwriting duo of Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow is regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo). Their latest album, Shadows has earned them a place in Mojo's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2016 for the third time (Silent June, 2010, The Hum, 2014) and their third BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nomination for 'Best Duo'. 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. SHADOWS A MOJO MAGAZINE TOP 10 FOLK ALBUM OF 2016 BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2017 'BEST DUO' NOMINEES 'England's answer to the McGarrigles.' * * * * * The Guardian 'Insightful, determinedly left-field angles on the human experience.' * * * * MOJO Folk Album of the Month 'Have Belinda and Heidi done it again? Certainly.' * * * * * R2 'Dense, complex, beautifully performed.' * * * * Songlines 'A fine study of human emotion' * * * * EDS 'One of the most vital and experimental acts on the folk circuit and beyond.' Folk Radio UK '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, 6 Music

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Sheelanagig

on Sun, 8 Oct 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Sheelanagig have become something of a West Country institution for the past decade. A quintet with a well stocked armoury of stringed instruments, guitar, fiddle, double bass and a bagful of joint jumping tunes, these boys sure know how to get a party started. Putting both groove and stomp into a selection of traditional and original European folk music dating from the medieval times to present day, it's difficult nay, impossible for your limbs to remain stationary when you're within earshot of them in full flight. The fact that they've often play with a knowing wink shouldn't obscure their impeccable technique, virtuoso standard ability that raises the roof in every place they play. Expect fun, a lot of laughs and some great music. 'A completely top night out.'Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2 'The musicianship is tight and intense'Songlines

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Josh Harty

on Sun, 8 Oct 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Josh Harty's unique blend of American music has become a must-hear for those who keep the tradition of country, blues and folk close to their hearts. Born and raised on the plains of North Dakota, Josh has continued the old family tradition of playing guitar. His father, both a preacher, and the Police Chief of their small town, was also Harty's music mentor. Josh is always looking for that balance between the rolling road and the people who inspire him, trading stories around kitchen tables and theatre stages. Harty's live shows prove that good story telling combined with journeyman musicianship is as American as music gets. "There's a tangible raw honesty evident in Josh Harty's classy county-influenced songwriting." (R2 Magazine, UK) "One of the brightest new things in the country blues genre... a singer/songwriter prodigy. " (The Guardian) Amit Dattani is a singer songwriter known for his unique brand of roots-driven guitar and striking lyrical originality. Behind his raconteur spirit lies nimble finger-picking and a versatility which has garnered a strong reputation on the live circuit.

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Herne Hill Music Festival: Greenhouse Klezmer - Oysland Band

on Sun, 8 Oct 2017 at London Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses 3:45pm

'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) Top-notch contemporary Klezmer! Seven-piece band, Oysland, embody the new generation of Yiddish roots music, serving up an exuberant and soulful cocktail of wedding songs and lamenting lullabies. They swoop through centuries of traditional pieces gleaned with panache from Eastern Europe, with wider influences from the Balkans whilst preserving all the original ingredients. Concert at 4.00pm.

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Herne Hill Music Festival: Greenhouse Klezmer - Oysland Band

on Sun, 8 Oct 2017 at London Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses 3:45pm

'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) Top-notch contemporary Klezmer! Seven-piece band, Oysland, embody the new generation of Yiddish roots music, serving up an exuberant and soulful cocktail of wedding songs and lamenting lullabies. They swoop through centuries of traditional pieces gleaned with panache from Eastern Europe, with wider influences from the Balkans whilst preserving all the original ingredients. Concert at 4.00pm.

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Blackheart

on Sun, 8 Oct 2017 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:00pm

Doors open 7.00pm. Tickets £10 from 01653 696240 or online. The annual return of one of our favourite duos, Blackheart, with their amazing, well-crafted original music and unique charisma.

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Moishe's Bagel

on Sun, 8 Oct 2017 at Knighton Community Centre;; 7:30pm

Thrilling jazz-inflected klezmer and world folk live on stage performed by a band featuring some of scotland's finest musicians. Much dancing guaranteed! Ticket price includes snacks at tables.

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Jess Klein @the Bridge Inn

on Sun, 8 Oct 2017 at Topsham The Bridge Inn 7:00pm

Over a career that spans more than a decade and a half and has won her a devoted worldwide fan base, Kleinwho possesses what Mojo magazine calls one of those voices you want to crawl up close to the speakers to listen to and a knack for writing songs described as fully realized, finely observed and deeply felthas pursued a remarkable creative evolution over a career spanning seven albums. Her most recent, 'Learning Faith', has been named by Folk Radio UK as "unquestionably the finest album of her impressive career..."

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The James Brothers At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 8 Oct 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Our pal James Fagan who regulars will know from his work with The Melrose Quartets and alongside his wife Nancy Kerr has teamed up with fellow Antipodean Jamie McClennan. Drawing from the folk, blues and bluegrass that inspired them, the Brothers' repertoire includes such songs as The Voyage Of The Buffalo, an up-tempo NZ ballad written in the 1800s about a convict transporting timber ship and Poison Train - a song by Mick O'Rourke about the closure of Australia's rural railways that James learned from his father. All performed with the effortless virtuosity we have come to expect. For Fagan and McClennan this is about bringing their distinct Antipodean-steeped folk to a new audience, with songs and tunes brought to life by a fraternal bond between two very silly, but captivatingly gifted musicians. At present a limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You may still be able to pay on the night but please check the club website for updates nearer the time as show may sell out.. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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The James Brothers At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 8 Oct 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Our pal James Fagan who regulars will know from his work with The Melrose Quartets and alongside his wife Nancy Kerr has teamed up with fellow Antipodean Jamie McClennan. Drawing from the folk, blues and bluegrass that inspired them, the Brothers' repertoire includes such songs as The Voyage Of The Buffalo, an up-tempo NZ ballad written in the 1800s about a convict transporting timber ship and Poison Train - a song by Mick O'Rourke about the closure of Australia's rural railways that James learned from his father. All performed with the effortless virtuosity we have come to expect. For Fagan and McClennan this is about bringing their distinct Antipodean-steeped folk to a new audience, with songs and tunes brought to life by a fraternal bond between two very silly, but captivatingly gifted musicians. At present a limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You may still be able to pay on the night but please check the club website for updates nearer the time as show may sell out.. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Softlysoftly Presents Tony De Meur + Caroline Hetherton + Bernard Hoskin + Adam Cooney

on Sun, 8 Oct 2017 at London Kiss The Sky 2:45pm

PLEASE NOTE, this event is ADULTS ONLY - no children allowed in the bar. Buy a ticket in advance if you want to guarantee a seat, Tickets available at the door too at £4, but no seat guaranteed. Deliciously chilled unplugged acoustic music to charm you on a Crouch End Sunday afternoon. TONY DE MEUR A fantastic comedian in his Ronnie Golden guise, Tony will be appearing as himself(!) and giving us more of his accomplished bluesy songs (plus a chuckle or two along the way). www.ronniegolden.com CAROLINE HETHERTON Gorgeous gently country-tinged folky songs. https://carolinehetherton.bandcamp.com/ ADAM COONEY South London based singer-songwriter with melodic, sometimes melancholic, acoustic material. www.soundcloud.com/adamcooneymusic BERNARD HOSKIN Experienced folky singer originally from Cambridge, now London based. www.bernardhoskin.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: Picapica

on Sun, 8 Oct 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

New Roots presents PICA PICA, a brand new project from songwriters Josienne Clarke and Samantha Whates Josienne Clarke is best known for her work with guitarist/arranger Ben Walker, winners of BBC Radio 2's Folk Award for Best Duo, 2015 and nominees again in 2017. In 2015 she appeared in Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good at The National Theatre, performing two of her compositions in the show. She and Walker have just released their third album on the internationally renowned Rough Trade label. Samantha Whates'' beautifully crafted, poetic songs retain a strong affinity with her Scottish roots, cultivating a sound that is thoroughly contemporary, rooted in tradition, yet uniquely her own. Recent performances include Kings Place and the Purcell Rooms in the Royal Festival Hall. She recently released her debut Dark Nights Make For Brighter Days which has been enjoying both critical acclaim and radio play (BBC 6 Music, KCRW, Resonance FM). Samantha Whates and Josienne Clarke met on the London acoustic music scene not far off a decade ago, forging a firm friendship from the off. Often invited to perform on the same bill, they began to sing backing vocals on each other's work; that informal collaboration has now become a joint project. Both highly accomplished singers in their own right, the combination of their vocal power is very special. As seasoned performers expect superb harmony, fine interpretation and wonderful craft, and the chance to see two great friends at the very top of their game.

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Erin Mckeown

on Mon, 9 Oct 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Erin McKeown is a musician, writer, and producer known internationally for her prolific disregard of stylistic boundaries. Her brash and clever electric guitar playing is something to see. Her singing voice is truly unique clear, cool, and collected. Over the course of 11 studio albums and thousands of live performances, Erin has developed and refined a distinct and challenging mix of American musical styles. Her latest album is 2017's MIRRORS BREAK BACK. Her operative mood is effortless grace. - LA Weekly

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Woojae Park With Shogo Yoshi And Soumik Datta

on Mon, 9 Oct 2017 at London Rich Mix 8:30pm

Woojae Park is best known in Europe for his beautiful collaborations with choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui he created the music for Fractus V, which played at Sadlers Wells and toured worldwide. In a rave review, The Guardian described the music as 'a marvellous braid of sound, fusing Middle Eastern influences to a wildly ecstatic pitch - as a fierce expression of unity, it resonates across the work'. His main instrument is the geomungo, the stunning bowed instrument that powers the playing of other bands who have featured in the K-Music programme, like Jambinai and Geomungo Factory. For this concert, which has been specially created for K-Music 2017, he is joined by two of the other creative voices that joined him in Fractus V. Japanese drummer Shogo Yoshi was a member of the legendary taiko ensemble Kodo, and has toured with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui for many years. British Indian composer and sarod player Soumik Datta was featured earlier this year in his own Channel 4 series Soumik's concerts bridge the world of Indian classical and contemporary music. His artistic hallmarks are his collaborations with other artists: Beyonce, Jay-Z, Bill Bailey, Manu Delago, Akram Khan, Nitin Sawhney, Anoushka Shankar, Bernhard Schimpelsberger and Talvin Singh, to name just a few. Part of K-Music 2017

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Fran Mcgillivray And Mike Burke

on Mon, 9 Oct 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Fran Mcgillivray And Mike Burke

on Mon, 9 Oct 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Good Lovelies

on Mon, 9 Oct 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

The Good Lovelies can be described as a folk, roots, old-time, western swing trio, and are one of Canada's premier folk bands, with high-profile awards including a Juno and multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards on the shelf. They have now also ventured beyond the boundaries of old-time traditions with their latest album, Burn The Plan. With impeccable vocals and charisma, they are funny, upbeat and play with a pinch of sass. Throughout their shows, they constantly swap instruments, alternating between acoustic and electric guitars, bass, mandolin, banjo and percussion. Each girl takes it in turns to sing lead vocals and their harmonies are just divine. The aptly named Good Lovelies are Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore.

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Erin Mckeown

on Tue, 10 Oct 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Erin McKeown is a musician, writer, and producer known internationally for her prolific disregard of stylistic boundaries. Her brash and clever electric guitar playing is something to see. Her singing voice is truly unique clear, cool, and collected. Over the course of 11 studio albums and thousands of live performances, Erin has developed and refined a distinct and challenging mix of American musical styles. Her latest album is 2017's MIRRORS BREAK BACK. Her operative mood is effortless grace. - LA Weekly

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John Craigie Plays Cafe#9

on Tue, 10 Oct 2017 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

If John Prine and Mitch Hedberg had a baby, the resulting product would resemble something very close to Portland, OR singer-songwriter John Craigie. Musically comparable to Prine, with the humor and wit of Hedberg, the humble, gracious, and hilarious Craigie is one of the best storytellers of our time. It's no wonder that Chuck Norris sends him fan mail, and Todd Snider brings him gifts on stage. The vagabond troubadour has charmed audiences in all 50 states and throughout much of Europe, with a DIY spirit seldom seen these days. While touring solo and with the likes of Todd Snider, the Shook Twins, Nicki Bluhm, and ALO, Craigie has taken the stage at festivals, sold out venues, intimate house concerts, center camp at Burning Man and even Gregory Alan Isakov's farm. Although based in Portland, Craigie's true home is on the road, and just like that he's on to the next town, playing and singing and telling stories to everyone who wants to listen. He'll make you laugh and make you cry, all in the same song. With a fan-base that is more of a continually-expanding circle of friends, John Craigie's true passion is connecting with people through shared experiences, stories, and song.

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Faustus At Haydon Bridge

on Tue, 10 Oct 2017 at Haydon Bridge Community Centre 7:30pm

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Faustus At Haydon Bridge

on Tue, 10 Oct 2017 at Haydon Bridge Community Centre 7:30pm

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Herne Hill Music Festival: Gorgeous Guitars - Steve Morrison And Peter Black

on Tue, 10 Oct 2017 at London Canopy Beer 7:30pm

Steve Morrison's extraordinary guitar playing has taken him to festivals and venues across Europe and now our TV screens as a 'Guitar Star' finalist. His ability to hold the bass-line and chords, while adding melody lines that sing, make his guitar playing unique. He is a master of open-chord tunings and his bottle-neck guitar turns heads. He has released 6 CDs and enjoyed record sales. His repertoire includes many original songs full of wit and social commentary and the lyrics are delivered by a warm, passionate voice that combines with the guitar to give a powerful performance. Peter Black, born and based in London, is a classically trained guitarist who performs a wide range of music from different places and times. Peter performs extensively all over the UK in exclusive venues such as the Ritz, Kensington Palace, Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons, Claridges and the Connaught. His popularity has also earned him performances in Qatar, Dubai, Morocco, Spain, France, Monaco, Germany and Sweden. Peter loves the versatility of the classical guitar in the sense that so many differing styles can be effectively communicated with the instrument. In order to give you a real taster of this, Peter will perform from the Spanish Romantic repertoire of the 19th Century, Latin Classical music with great rhythms from the modern period, plus Flamenco, Calypso, Blues, and arrangements of famous popular songs. Concert at 8.00pm.

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Herne Hill Music Festival: Gorgeous Guitars - Steve Morrison And Peter Black

on Tue, 10 Oct 2017 at London Canopy Beer 7:30pm

Steve Morrison's extraordinary guitar playing has taken him to festivals and venues across Europe and now our TV screens as a 'Guitar Star' finalist. His ability to hold the bass-line and chords, while adding melody lines that sing, make his guitar playing unique. He is a master of open-chord tunings and his bottle-neck guitar turns heads. He has released 6 CDs and enjoyed record sales. His repertoire includes many original songs full of wit and social commentary and the lyrics are delivered by a warm, passionate voice that combines with the guitar to give a powerful performance. Peter Black, born and based in London, is a classically trained guitarist who performs a wide range of music from different places and times. Peter performs extensively all over the UK in exclusive venues such as the Ritz, Kensington Palace, Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons, Claridges and the Connaught. His popularity has also earned him performances in Qatar, Dubai, Morocco, Spain, France, Monaco, Germany and Sweden. Peter loves the versatility of the classical guitar in the sense that so many differing styles can be effectively communicated with the instrument. In order to give you a real taster of this, Peter will perform from the Spanish Romantic repertoire of the 19th Century, Latin Classical music with great rhythms from the modern period, plus Flamenco, Calypso, Blues, and arrangements of famous popular songs. Concert at 8.00pm.

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Methera Concert

on Tue, 10 Oct 2017 at Thropton Former United Reformed Church 7:00pm

Doors 7pm, concert starts 7.30pm. Bring your own refreshments. Free tickets for under 14s. Methera is a unique ensemble: a string quartet with roots firmly planted in English traditional music. Their national tours, BBC Radio 3 broadcasts and collaborations have helped them establish a reputation as a scintillating live act, blazing a trail through the uncharted territory that lies between folk and chamber music. Lucy Deakin (cello), John Dipper and Emma Reid (fiddles) and Miranda Rutter (viola) combine a deep knowledge of traditional music with a wide range of other influences and expertise and a deep sense of musical interaction. Newly composed pieces sit alongside timeless traditional material; their music is both sophisticated and earthy, groundbreaking and familiar, enchanting and thrilling chamber folk at its best.

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Ryedale Blues Club - Dr Bob And The Bluesmakers

on Tue, 10 Oct 2017 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:30pm

A great night of top-notch live blues from Dr Bob and The Bluesmakers as we host the second Ryedale Blues Club. If it;s anything like the first then you'll need to ensure you buy your ticket early!

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The Goddamn Gallows Early Bird

on Tue, 10 Oct 2017 at Bournemouth The Anvil 7:30pm

self-described "twanged-out punk rock gutterbilly". Practically living out of their van and regularly performing as many as 200 dates a year, they've supported such acts as Nekromantix, Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Mad Sin, The Legendary Shack Shakers, and even the King of Surf Guitar legend Dick Dale. They continue to rapidly grow a devoted following built on their visceral and volatile blend of multiple American music styles, and frenetic live energy -but still with just enough hardcore and punk influence to make your parents hate it.

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The Goddamn Gallows

on Tue, 10 Oct 2017 at Bournemouth The Anvil 7:30pm

self-described "twanged-out punk rock gutterbilly". Practically living out of their van and regularly performing as many as 200 dates a year, they've supported such acts as Nekromantix, Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Mad Sin, The Legendary Shack Shakers, and even the King of Surf Guitar legend Dick Dale. They continue to rapidly grow a devoted following built on their visceral and volatile blend of multiple American music styles, and frenetic live energy -but still with just enough hardcore and punk influence to make your parents hate it.

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Jo Carley And The Goddamn Gallows

on Tue, 10 Oct 2017 at Bournemouth The Anvil 7:00pm

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Faustus

on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Nominated in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, the Faustus triumvirate are three of the leading lights of their generation: Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweasel), Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar's Feast). They have a plethora of experience between them, brought together here in a virtuosic display of musicianship and testosterone. After a two year break, Faustus returned to the live circuit for festivals in summer 2012 releasing a new album, Broken Down Gentlemen on Navigator Records, in March 2013. They have been the road since then with direct and powerful live performances that have put them at the forefront of the new English folk revival. Rooted deeply in the English tradition, in 2007 they received a 75th Anniversary Award from the English Folk Dance and Song Society. Faustus was the official Artist In Residence for 2016 at Halsway Manor, the centre for folk arts, a partnership which is supported by Arts Council England's Grants For The Arts funding programme. 'A blend of energy and musicianship that establishes this trio as one of Britains outstanding folk bands[a] distinctive blend of subtlety and attack.' ★★★★ The Guardian 'The concept? To rescue contemporary folk from the curse of feyness... Bloke-folk!... Fans of Led Zep III should take a thoughtful interest.' ★★★★ Independent On Sunday 'English traditional songs played with great verve and no little imagination' ★★★★ Radio 2 'Dynamically fascinating to watch, entertaining and intriguing.' Folk and Roots

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Clive Gregson & Liz Simcock

on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30 pm; concert starts 8 pm

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Zervas & Pepper

on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 at Edinburgh The Voodoo Rooms 7:30pm

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Dougie Maclean (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Dougie MacLean OBE is Scotland's pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a national musicaltreasure (SingOut USA) who has developed a unique blend of lyrical, 'roots based' songwriting and instrumental composition. He is internationally renowned for his song 'Caledonia', for music in the 'Last of the Mohicans' movie and for countless inspired performances. His songs have been covered by Paolo Nutini, Amy MacDonald, Ronan Keating, Mary Black and many other top performers. He has received two prestigious Tartan Clef Awards, a place in the Scottish Music Hall of Fame, and a Lifetime Achievement Folk Award from BBC Radio 2.

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Dougie Maclean (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Dougie MacLean OBE is Scotland's pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a national musicaltreasure (SingOut USA) who has developed a unique blend of lyrical, 'roots based' songwriting and instrumental composition. He is internationally renowned for his song 'Caledonia', for music in the 'Last of the Mohicans' movie and for countless inspired performances. His songs have been covered by Paolo Nutini, Amy MacDonald, Ronan Keating, Mary Black and many other top performers. He has received two prestigious Tartan Clef Awards, a place in the Scottish Music Hall of Fame, and a Lifetime Achievement Folk Award from BBC Radio 2.

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Dougie Maclean (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Dougie MacLean OBE is Scotland's pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a national musicaltreasure (SingOut USA) who has developed a unique blend of lyrical, 'roots based' songwriting and instrumental composition. He is internationally renowned for his song 'Caledonia', for music in the 'Last of the Mohicans' movie and for countless inspired performances. His songs have been covered by Paolo Nutini, Amy MacDonald, Ronan Keating, Mary Black and many other top performers. He has received two prestigious Tartan Clef Awards, a place in the Scottish Music Hall of Fame, and a Lifetime Achievement Folk Award from BBC Radio 2.

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Roy Bailey's Birthday Bash!

on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:00pm

It's that time of year again, where we celebrate the birth of our one and only elder statesman, Roy Bailey! A fine singer throughout his long career and right through to today, Roy has been described as 'the English Pete Seeger' and, by the late, great Tony Benn "as the greatest Socialist folk singer of his generation". He sings songs about people, about us and our lives and our hopes and fears and he chooses these songs with an unerring ear for a well written and perfectly formed story in a song. Roy's concerts are always moving, always funny and always leave you feeling more hopeful about the human condition and how we can and do work best when we work together. He performs regularly with his good friend Marc Block, his son-in-law, Martin Simpson and is often delighted to be able to call on good friends such as Andy Cutting, James Fagan and Nancy Kerr when he does his annual, sell-out show at The Greystones in his home town of Sheffield. Come along and be uplifted - but don't delay in buying a ticket because these Birthday Bashes sell out every time! MC is tbc but we know it will be someone wonderful :) Doors 7pm Concert Starts at 7:30pm

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Roy Bailey's Birthday Bash!

on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:00pm

It's that time of year again, where we celebrate the birth of our one and only elder statesman, Roy Bailey! A fine singer throughout his long career and right through to today, Roy has been described as 'the English Pete Seeger' and, by the late, great Tony Benn "as the greatest Socialist folk singer of his generation". He sings songs about people, about us and our lives and our hopes and fears and he chooses these songs with an unerring ear for a well written and perfectly formed story in a song. Roy's concerts are always moving, always funny and always leave you feeling more hopeful about the human condition and how we can and do work best when we work together. He performs regularly with his good friend Marc Block, his son-in-law, Martin Simpson and is often delighted to be able to call on good friends such as Andy Cutting, James Fagan and Nancy Kerr when he does his annual, sell-out show at The Greystones in his home town of Sheffield. Come along and be uplifted - but don't delay in buying a ticket because these Birthday Bashes sell out every time! MC is tbc but we know it will be someone wonderful :) Doors 7pm Concert Starts at 7:30pm

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Michele And Romeo Stodart Present.....

on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- After the resounding success of their 3 month residency at Green Note last year, Mercury Prize nominees The Magic Numbers' brother and sister Romeo and Michele Stodart, return to host another series of dates, featuring special guests and friends that they've played with over the years... The evening will feature performances from the hosts, plus special guests - TBA. These nights usually sell out well in advance, so we recommend buying your tickets now! This aims to be an evening with a real touch of magic!

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The Churchfitters

on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Hannah James / Grace Petrie

on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 at Chesterfield Labour Club 7:30pm

Two of British folk music's most powerful artists are coming together for a very special one-off tour this Autumn. BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Hannah James (Lady Maisery, Songs of Separation, Jigdoll, Kerfuffle) has been beguiling audiences for over fifteen years with her breathtaking solo performance style. Marrying flawless accordion playing and beautiful vocal stylings with inventive foot percussion and clog dancing, she is regarded as one of the most innovative and entertaining performers on the UK folk scene. Leicester's Grace Petrie (The Anti-Capitalist Roadshow, BBC Radio 4's The Now Show) is internationally renowned as one of Britain's most respected contemporary political songwriters, engaging audiences across Britain and Canada with thought-provoking lyrics and an impassioned vocal delivery. From opposite ends of the ocean-wide spectrum of folk, two of its brightest voices will explore their own interpretations of what it means for us today, from the deepest roots of tradition to the sharpest views on the times we live in. Advance booking highly recommended.

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Hannah James / Grace Petrie

on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 at Chesterfield Labour Club 7:30pm

Two of British folk music's most powerful artists are coming together for a very special one-off tour this Autumn. BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Hannah James (Lady Maisery, Songs of Separation, Jigdoll, Kerfuffle) has been beguiling audiences for over fifteen years with her breathtaking solo performance style. Marrying flawless accordion playing and beautiful vocal stylings with inventive foot percussion and clog dancing, she is regarded as one of the most innovative and entertaining performers on the UK folk scene. Leicester's Grace Petrie (The Anti-Capitalist Roadshow, BBC Radio 4's The Now Show) is internationally renowned as one of Britain's most respected contemporary political songwriters, engaging audiences across Britain and Canada with thought-provoking lyrics and an impassioned vocal delivery. From opposite ends of the ocean-wide spectrum of folk, two of its brightest voices will explore their own interpretations of what it means for us today, from the deepest roots of tradition to the sharpest views on the times we live in. Advance booking highly recommended.

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New Roots: John Stammers (full Band) / Lizabett Russo

on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 at London Betsey Trotwood 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30 pm Music from 8.00 pm Nearest tube Farringdon, 5 mins walk. John Stammers' new album Waiting Around fuses the great Brit folk-jazz traditions of Nick Drake, Bert Jansch, Davy Graham, with further-flung sounds of Gene Rains, Eden Ahbez, Moondog and Sun Ra. I deliberately listen to how music is recorded and put that into my process, John explains. A lot of percussion in exotica stuff or Indian, South American folk gives me ideas- I like natural accidents which you only get with tape. Waiting Around features the varied skillset of John's many musical friends. Paddy Steer (Home Life, 808 State) lends his expertise by way of homemade percussion, Nancy Elizabeth plays Celtic harp and adds warmth with her vocals, piano melodies are provided by Aidan Smith and Alfie's Ben Dumville plumps up proceedings with rousing trumpet sounds. Produced by Jim Spencer (The Charlatans, Bert Jansch), Miles Copeland (Superimposers), and Dan Munslow (The Monks Kitchen, Luca Nieri), the album was recorded in Eve studio, nestled in Manchester's city suburbs. Scotland-based singer-songwriter Lizabett Russo merges her native traditions with elements of contemporary jazz, avant garde folk and world music, a range of influence effortlessly spanned by her powerfully versatile voice. In 2013, Lizabett self-released her EP entitled The Traveller's Song, which found favour with online publications from across Europe, the US and Canada. Her stock across Europe is high, having played shows in Amsterdam, Zurich, Barcelona, Paris and Bucharest while her presence in UK led to supporting acclaimed musicians Rachel Sermanni, Rozi Plain, Tim Edey and Trembling Bells and playing the prestigious Cambridge Folk Festival, Celtic Connections and Latitude Festival (BBC Introducing Stage). In 2015, Lizabett toured Japan and Seoul promoting her debut album 'Running with the Wolves' and she was back in Asia in 2016 with another tour promoting her new album 'The Burning Mountain'. This is simply world-class work, by any standard. Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6

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Pierre Bensusan

on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

How the guitar would want to sound if it could play itself... Pierre Bensusan is back in the UK & Ireland. Over the past 44 years, acoustic guitar virtuoso and vocalist Pierre Bensusan has taken his unique sound to all corners of the globe. Winner of the 2014 Independent Music Award in the Live Performance Album category for his triple live album "Encore", voted Best World Music guitarist by Guitar Player Magazine reader's Poll, winner of the Grand Prix du Disque at the Montreux Festival for his debut album, Près de Paris, Pierre is recognized as one of the greatest guitar players of the 21st century. Described as a 'genius' by the likes of Jon Gomm and Melody Maker, immortalised by the tune 'Bensusan' written in tribute by the late Michael Hedges, and referenced as an important inspiration to many other great musicians, Pierre Bensusan is a one-of-a-kind artist whose music transcends genre and time, with an uninhibited sense of musical freedom and expression, a sense of something both playful and serious, otherworldly yet right here, right now. His "manner" of playing defies classification - crossing world, classical, jazz, traditional, folk, pop and more. None can be isolated as simply World Music, Celtic, "Arabic" or French; rather, they represent our world in its current state, a world sharing itself. A great ambassador of France and peace. Not to be missed! Select press clippings and quotes "I had gone along to the theatre disgruntled - by too many things happening in my life. By the start of the second half I was in a state of quiet euphoria, totally at peace with the world. I was even moved to the odd tear. Music at its best is like that, isn't it? It's magical; it can make a difference, and Pierre Bensusan makes a difference." Clare Brotherhood, UKTheatre.net (UKTheatre) "Pierre's music is an example of how you can revitalise and justify the term « World Music » Neither jazz nor folk nor Spanish classical, neither rai nor chaabi, nor flamenco (old or new), it nonetheless contains all of these a translucent, fully-realised and seamless chamber-acoustic melange, played softly and without affectation." Dan Chinn, Misfit City Music Blog (Misfit City) (London, UK 2016) "To say that Bensusan is a master of the guitar is like saying Albert Einstein was good at math." Woodstock Times, by CHARLES LYONHART on Apr 29, 2016 (USA) "Bensusan is very much his own animal. It's like listening to a butterfly, to dappled sunshine coming through quaking aspens. His music flits and darts around like fish in a pool. And his compositions manage to encompass both the calmness of the pool and the flashing of the fish. It's an entrancing, almost hypnotic thing to watch and hear, as he seems eager to share his journey, his light. I was struck by how the aim of each song was to be beautiful. Not witty, not avant-garde, not new, necessarily, but beautiful. A great craftsman plying his trade. A shepherd with his flock. As I left I felt all of a sudden that I'd been to temple, my own sort of temple, and by the end of the service I felt purified, cleansed, and ready for the new year." Nyack News and Views (USA, NY, Dan Cohen, Oct 4, 2015) http://www.pierrebensusan.com/

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Lexie Green & The Indigo Blue

on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Edwina Hayes

on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 at Hoghton Gregson Lane Sports and Social Club 8:15pm

'That's the clearest singing voice I've heard in here,' was a comment overheard during Edwina Hayes's Old Ship Inn gig, 6th February. A discerning Warthog audience was treated to numbers that Edwina had written herself mixed with classic covers. Along the way she referenced artists collaborated with or opened for, including Ralph McTell, Boo Hewerdine and Bobby Wood (who has played with Elvis and written for Crystal Gayle and Leanne Rhymes among others). Described as gentle folk Americana, vocalist and guitar player Hayes sat somewhere between Joni Mitchell and Suzanne Vega. Self-penned songs were mostly about unrequited love or, as she put it, 'fancying people who don't fancy you back!' Hence, titles like, Leave A Light On For You, Nobody's coming Round and Tell Me So. Pour Me A Drink, was in honour of her Dad, a likeable rogue who, now in Argentina, has been well travelled, hard drinking, and had several wives. In Open The Show For You, she dreamt of supporting Bob Dylan. Between tracks Hayes entertained with a range of conversational anecdotes about her Mother's Bridlington chip shop, travels around America, and men longed for from afar. This included Richard Thompson whose songs also featured. Hayes delivered fine renditions of, From Galway to Graceland, and, Waltzing's For Dreamers. Add to this Donovan's Catch The Wind, Leonard Cohen's Famous Blue Raincoat, Don McLean's Vincent and perhaps the most upbeat, Joe South's Games People Play, it really was a complete musical feast. Mark Salter marksalter@btconnect.com Nottingham Evening Post February 2013

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The Coal Porters

on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Ladies and gentlemen, meet The Coal Porters, the world's first alt-bluegrass act. Formed ten years ago by ex-Long Ryder and former NME cover boy Sid Griffin. Producing Lindisfarne gave Griffin the impetus to move from electric music to acoustic music, to revamp old themes and melodies and soup them up for the 21st century. Their 2012 album Find The One, produced by the legendary John Wood (Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, John Cale, Squeeze, Beth Orton) and featuring British guitar God Richard Thompson, demonstrates the intense power of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar and doghouse bass when matched with four-part harmonies and memorable melodies. 'Great harmony singing and memorable songs that often recall a British Flying Burrito Brothers or a back porch Ronnie Lane' (Mojo). 'Sid Griffin was playing Americana years before the term was invented and that pioneer spirit shines on with his current band, the Coal Porters.' (Billy Bragg).

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Sean Taylor @ No8 Café

on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 at Launceston No 8 Cafe 8:00pm

Sean Taylor "Flood & Burn" tour. Sean Taylor has been at the forefront of a new generation of voices on the contemporary acoustic blues/roots scene in the UK for ten years now. As an authentic troubadour, he gleans his inspiration from his surroundings, his place in time and from the works of art, words and music of others,and from this, creates outstanding work himself. Now a well established and highly regarded artist, the latest album which he is touring, "Flood & Burn" is a highlight in his career so far. The songwriting is superb and the blues/roots, even slightly jazz feel to these songs is breathtaking. Music starts at 8pm, Doors open for pre-gig food at 6.30pm

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Shannon Mcnally

on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 at Manchester Fred's Ale House 8:00pm

Jezebel Music are excited to be bringing Shannon McNally to Manchester, as she tours her brand new, Rodney Crowell produced album, Black Irish. Shannon McNally In Irish folklore it's said that the darker Celts have special powers; it must be true because Shannon McNally's blues-Americana return, BLACK IRISH, will make you dance, break your heart, and save your soul. Black Irish is McNally's most personal project yet, which is saying a lot, given the Americana singer-songwriter's deep catalog. But it speaks to the power of connection, and the power of music to create it and to reflect it. The kick off track You Made Me Feel For You, was written by her producer, Americana icon, Rodney Crowell, and serves as a metaphor for their collaboration - how his particular understanding of her unique gifts pulled out the career-defining album many have been waiting for since she came on the scene. The album concept began in 2013, as she was going through what she calls a miserable divorce, raising her daughter Maeve, and nursing her terminally ill mother Maureen. Her parents had relocated to Holly Springs, Mississippi, and McNally moved in, caring for her mom until her death in 2015. I had no vim or vigor in me for a couple of years, she admits. What saved her was her email relationship with Crowell, who'd been talking about producing her since 2012. He writes in the liner notes for Black Irish that their musical connection was immediate, describing McNally as this dark- eyed beauty who wrote grown-up songs, played a pretty mean Fender Stratocaster and, at times, sounded a lot like Jesse Mae Hemphill. From our first meeting I couldn't shake the feeling that I was the right man for the job of shepherding the next Shannon McNally record into existence. It wasn't easy. Too depressed to write, McNally recorded a favorite Emmylou Harris song on her laptop and worked up the nerve to email it to him. With lines like There's a river of darkness in my blood, Prayer in Open D spoke to pain she couldn't verbalize. And he called me back and said, 'That's gorgeous, you were meant to do that song. Do more. That was all she needed. We started this really wonderful thing of just lobbing song titles back and forth. And I just sat at that table and learned about a dozen tunes, my favorite covers, anything to spark a fire in this really dark turn. She co-wrote three of the album's 12 songs one with producer Crowell, who also penned two more for her; the rest include personal favorites by Stevie Wonder (I Ain't Gonna Stand For It), Robbie Robertson (It Makes No Difference), and J.J. Cale (Low Rider). The result is an album that stands with the best of classic vocal interpreters like Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris and Maria Muldaur. I just love great songs, she says. I'm inspired by Willie Nelson, Muddy Waters, Emmylou Harris, Bill Withers, Mavis Staples. None of them hesitate to sing any song they feel like singing, even if they didn't write it. I think great songs need to be spotlighted, they need to recycle back up into the consciousness. Today, McNally makes her home in the Mississippi hill country, the most Southern place on earth, she says. But her musical journey began in New York, where she was born on St. Patrick's Day and raised in Hempstead, Long Island. Growing up in the age of '80s MTV-pop, she found an escape route. When I was 12, my uncle gave me a J.J. Cale album. That saved me from the Debbie Gibson era. So began her obsession with roots music. (She pays tribute to that early influence here with a swampy take on Cale's Low Rider.) McNally became a performing singer/songwriter/guitarist in college and eventually signed with Capitol Records. After some time in Los Angeles, she moved to New Orleans soaking up that city's music, culminating in her 2013 tribute to singer/songwriter Bobby Charles, Small Town Talk, with an all-star band that included her producer Dr. John. (Earlier, she'd recorded a definitive version of Charles' Tennessee Blues on 2005's Geronimo.) Between those albums she'd moved to North Mississippi as a Katrina refugee, and became part of legendary producer Jim Dickinson's extended musical family. Jim was the first person I met up there. He was a big mentor for me. She sings about her early Mississippi days on Roll Away the Stone, a swaggering, horn-driven, Stones-inspired rocker, as well as I Went to the Well, a slinky blues co-written with Garry Burnside, the youngest of legendary bluesman R.L. Burnside's 13 children. The third McNally original, and an album standout, is Banshee Moan, about her experiences in the music industry, experiences common to working women everywhere. I wrote that a ways back, previous to the rebirth of the women's movement we've seen of late. I'm thrilled to see women truly engaged and pissed off again. With its haunting melody and McNally's rich, deep-blue vocals, Banshee Moan is no mere protest song, it's a howl of the collective female spirit, equal parts softness and strength. Black Irish was recorded in Nashville, but its distinctive sense of place lies 210 miles west, where Memphis meets Mississippi. The primary colors of American music are black and white, and Black Irish displays that hybrid in many shades, mixing country, blues, soul, rock, folk balladry and classic pop. Sense of place is important to McNally. I don't do anything half-assed, she says with a laugh. I tend to move into a place. I'm a Pisces and that's a water sign. And water takes on the shape of the vessel that carries it. When I lived in New Orleans I became fast friends with Bobby Charles and Dr. John and was really kind of consumed whole by that. And then, when I came up here (to Mississippi) the blues stuff was so organic and authentic and natural that I kind of got consumed by it. That's her approach to Black Irish. Whether singing her own songs or others', she moves into them, making them hers. When it came time to record McNally enlisted her friend, Memphis soul- gospel powerhouse Wendy Moten on background vocals, while Crowell called in some of Music City's finest, including guitarists Colin Linden and Audley Freed, bassists Michael Rhodes and David Santos, and drummer Jerry Roe. For those familiar with Levon Helm's ramshackle take on Muddy Waters' The Stuff You Got to Watch, McNally's smoothly swinging rockabilly/ jump blues will be a revelation. It's her tribute to Muddy. I love how classy he was, how sharp-dressed and handsome, with his pompadour and his gold and his perfect suit. To McNally, the late Susanna Clark's song about Townes Van Zandt, Black Haired Boy (with Emmylou and Elizabeth Cook singing harmony) is a bookend to Prayer in Open D, the two most singer-songwriter tracks, both featuring Crowell's fingerpicking. Isn't That Love, by Crowell and Beth Nielsen Chapman, expands the production with an organic pop feel. It's McNally's finest vocal showcase, her voice soaring into hitherto unheard upper registers. I love Otis Redding and all those great soul singers who go right up there and get to that place, she says. That was the scariest, being that honest and vulnerable and that far out on a limb vocally. It's liberating. Another challenge was The Band's It Makes No Difference, originally sung to tragic perfection by the late Rick Danko. I cried all over it in the studio, and I had to sing it a bunch of times, 'cause I just couldn't keep it together, she remembers. And that's where you're supposed to be, the emotional intensity on the precipice of 'I'm about to lose it. I'm about to break down, and it's going to take everything I have not to.' She inhabits that song, her performance more resilient than Danko's. You don't have to agree to the abyss, McNally says. You can be a quality singer and songwriter and not just drown yourself in the bottle. Everybody's a little tortured if you do this; I'd just like to be there for the long haul. From that darkness comes light, as McNally and company close Black Irish with the joyous, roof-raising Delta gospel of The Staple Singers' Let's Go Home. She won't be staying long. With Black Irish, Shannon McNally moves into the next part of her journey.

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Jarrod Dickenson

on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 at Leicester The Soundhouse 7:30pm

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M G Boulter

on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ------------------------------------------------------ New Roots presents.... M G Boulter + Genevieve Dawson M G Boulter is a singer and songwriter living on the coast of the Thames Estuary, England. Releasing his debut album in Spring 2012 under the name The Whispering Pines, Boulter has been an integral member of leadimg UK Americana band The Lucky Strikes since 2007, starting out on bass before switching to guitar and vocals, as well as penning much of their material. Since accompanying Simone Felice (The Felice Brothers) on various dates including a prestigious Green Man Festival headline set in 2011, Matthew has become a full member of The Simone Felice Band, touring the US and UK, also opening shows as solo performer. As a much sought after pedal steel and guitar player he has also worked with Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), Mumford & Sons, and is currently touring in Emily Portman's Coracle Band and Blue Rose Code. Gorgeous, in a word ★ ★ ★ ★ Uncut Highly Recommended ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Independent on Sunday Lovely.. ★ ★ ★ ★ Mojo Brings freshness to songwriting ★ ★ ★ ★ Telegraph The best of 2016, no contest ★ ★ ★ ★ The Morning Star GENEVIEVE DAWSON is a singer songwriter originally from Edinburgh, now based in South-East London. She is currently studying composition at Goldsmiths University of London, following in the footsteps of esteemed alumni of James Blake and Rosie Lowe. She brings together a frank lyrical style with a warmth and soulfulness that inhabits the same alt-folk terrain as Laura Marling and Ani DiFranco. --------------------------------------------- New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves - for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. Website: www.newrootsevents.com New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Maria Dunn With Shannon Johnson

on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Staying with Canadian women, we also welcome back this storyteller through song who has been described as a distaff Woody Guthrie. With her latest album nominated in the Traditional Roots category of the Juno Awards, Maria continues to write great songs about social and historical themes, blending Celtic folk with bluegrass and country influences. Shannon Johnson accompanies on violin.

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Maria Dunn With Shannon Johnson

on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Staying with Canadian women, we also welcome back this storyteller through song who has been described as a distaff Woody Guthrie. With her latest album nominated in the Traditional Roots category of the Juno Awards, Maria continues to write great songs about social and historical themes, blending Celtic folk with bluegrass and country influences. Shannon Johnson accompanies on violin.

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Kara Grainger Band

on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 at Mansfield The Black Market 8:00pm

Tickets: £8 advance, £10 on door Kara Grainger is an Australian singer, songwriter and guitarist based in Los Angeles (USA). She is already well established among the top flight of international contemporary female blues/rock guitarists and vocalists, her slide-guitar virtuosity inevitable drawing comparisons with the great Bonnie Raitt. Like Raitt, Grainger knows how to get inside a song's lyric, placing her own indelible stamp on such classics as Robert Johnson's Come On In My Kitchen and the Allman Brothers Whipping Post. But Grainger is no throwback to the 70s rock scene. Yes, her inspiration is drawn from the same spring, but there is a healthy dosage of 21st Century chic thrown in. Grainger started out on her musical journey whilst still a young teenage girl, touring extensively in her native Australia as vocalist and guitarist in a prominent Sydney-based band. In 2008 she moved to Los Angeles to record her debut album Grand and Green River. The album was favourably received, winning first prize in the IAP awards in Austin, Texas and staying in the top 40 Americana charts for over 34 weeks. Her third album Shiver & Sigh, produced by Grammy Award winner David Z, features members of Bonnie Raitt's touring band, and includes five of Grainger's own original songs. Grainger continues to live in Los Angeles, but tours extensively throughout the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia. National tours in Australia have included opening spots for Eric Johnson, Amos Lee and Little Feat. With a combination of tasteful blues and slide guitar, soulful vocals and a heartfelt approach to songwriting, you won't want to miss Grainger's only trip to the UK in 2017. For details of all her upcoming tour, visit our events page at www.facebook.com/karagraingerontour For more about Kara Grainger, see www.karagrainger.com

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Methera Concert

on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 at Hebden Bridge The Town Hall 7:30pm

Doors 7:30, concert starts at 8pm. Refreshments for purchase in the interval. Methera is a unique ensemble: a string quartet with roots firmly planted in English traditional music. Their national tours, BBC Radio 3 broadcasts and collaborations have helped them establish a reputation as a scintillating live act, blazing a trail through the uncharted territory that lies between folk and chamber music. Lucy Deakin (cello), John Dipper and Emma Reid (fiddles) and Miranda Rutter (viola) combine a deep knowledge of traditional music with a wide range of other influences and expertise and a deep sense of musical interaction. Newly composed pieces sit alongside timeless traditional material; their music is both sophisticated and earthy, groundbreaking and familiar, enchanting and thrilling - chamber folk at its best.

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Methera Concert

on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 at Hebden Bridge The Town Hall 7:30pm

Doors 7:30, concert starts at 8pm. Refreshments for purchase in the interval. Methera is a unique ensemble: a string quartet with roots firmly planted in English traditional music. Their national tours, BBC Radio 3 broadcasts and collaborations have helped them establish a reputation as a scintillating live act, blazing a trail through the uncharted territory that lies between folk and chamber music. Lucy Deakin (cello), John Dipper and Emma Reid (fiddles) and Miranda Rutter (viola) combine a deep knowledge of traditional music with a wide range of other influences and expertise and a deep sense of musical interaction. Newly composed pieces sit alongside timeless traditional material; their music is both sophisticated and earthy, groundbreaking and familiar, enchanting and thrilling - chamber folk at its best.

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Balkan Dance Party : Transiberian March Band

on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 at London Off The Cuff 6:30pm

High octane Balkan brass party band visit the Herne Hill Festival for a riotous night of uptempo Russian drinking songs, thumping Balkan classics and zany klezmer tunes. With support from the equally inspirational London Gypsy Orchestra.

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Balkan Dance Party : Transiberian March Band

on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 at London Off The Cuff 6:30pm

High octane Balkan brass party band visit the Herne Hill Festival for a riotous night of uptempo Russian drinking songs, thumping Balkan classics and zany klezmer tunes. With support from the equally inspirational London Gypsy Orchestra.

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Edmund Jeffery Trio

on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Edmund Jeffery uses percussive guitar playing and soulful melodies to depict genuine stories of a North London, Singer-Songwriter. His most recent singles 'Low' and 'Moving' have reached the top ten in the iTunes Singer-Songwriter chart, leading to regular solo performances in Italy, Poland, Germany, Estonia and Lithuania and the UK.

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Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards Play Cafe#9!!!

on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

Cutting her teeth as a sideman in Boston's roots music scene, Laura Cortese forged a unique path through a pool rich in talent (due to a large population of Berklee School of Music graduates like herself) including stints as an instrumentalist with Band of Horses, Pete Seeger, Rose Cousins, Jocie Adams (of the Low Anthem), and Uncle Earl. Her Compass Records debut, CALIFORNIA CALLING, is the next step in her career as a frontwoman and bandleader - she and her Dance Cards (Cellist Valerie Thompson, fiddler Jenna Moynihan, and bassist Natalie Bohrn) break new ground with a bold and elegant new album, based in the lyrical rituals of folk music but exploring new territories of rhythm and sonics. With the support of Sam Kassirer, album producer of folk-pop favorites like Lake Street Dive and Joy Kills Sorrow, they've created something that's simultaneously rowdy, delicate and cinematic. This is post-folk that seriously rocks.

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Soundbox Presents: Ange Hardy

on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at Chester St Mary's Centre 7:00pm

Celebrated by the Telegraph as one of Britain's top folk musicians for her five-star 2014 album The Lament of The Black Sheep, Ange Hardy has grabbed the attention of the traditional folk music world (a feat which saw her nominated at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and winning the FATEA Tradition Award) by writing new material and embracing modern technologies whilst maintaining a traditional feel. Ange is currently touring with three different guitars, a bag of low whistles, a bodhrán drum, a tambourine, a 27-string Salvi Harp and a shruti box. Combined with her innovative use of live looping for vocal harmonies she's one of the most diverse solo artistes you're likely to encounter. Ange begins her autumn solo tour of a new album (tba) with a SoundBox gig in Chester, and we're very pleased to welcome her here. The show begins with a special 'In Conversation with Ange Hardy' feature, and Ange will play a second-half set at around 9pm. Support: Ben Robertson, fast becoming a folk favourite in the region.

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Baka Beyond

on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

Musicians from 6 countries in the Celtic fringes of Europe and the West coast of Africa join together to play the most original live world fusion sound around. After more than 2 decades of mixing African and Celtic music in equal measure, Baka Beyond have become one of the finest danceable bands around, creating the sound of the global village. The band take their influences from the baka pygmies of Cameroon, Celtic song and all types of dance music. Not just a touring band, Baka Beyond have a unique relationship with the baka people, their inspiration, sending royalties to help with development projects, and even touring with baka musicians. Martin and Su from the band spend time every year in the rainforest; singing, playing, recording and learning baka stories. Everyone attending a Baka Beyond performance is guaranteed to have a deep, immersive experience and invariably leave with a huge smile ! The current multi-media performance features videos from the Cameroon rainforest, which are projected behind the band and cleverly synchronized with the live music, so that the Baka become part of the live show.

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Sarah Jane Scouten And Her Band

on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at East Grinstead The Dorset Arms 7:30pm

New Album "When the Blooms Falls From the Rose" Out June 16 Sarah Jane is a Canadian Roots and old-time country singer songwriter. With flavours of Lucinda Williams, Nanci Griffiths and Iris Dement and a wealth of early country music, the two-time Canadian Folk Music Award nominee and recent Western Canadian Music Award nominee's songs are faithful to a long-standing folk music tradition. Often spilling over into modern themes that are outspoken and edgy, her songwriting tackles issues from poverty and midwifery to tongue-in-cheek heartache songs and unabashed Canadiana. A traditionalist at heart, Sarah Jane Scouten shows her signature flair for the roots of roots music. With respect for these roots, she writes from her own perspective, playing with style to create her own distinct voice. This songwriter is known for hitting hard and close to home, then laughing it off. Sarah Jane was discovered by Vancouver label Light Organ Records when she was cold-called into the studio to make an EP with producer Andy Bishop as part of a series of releases, coined The Railtown Sessions. Her EP was volume one of the series, which recently garnered her a WCMA nomination for Roots Solo Artist of the Year, alongside Corb Lund. She has since teamed up with the label and will be releasing her third full-length album, When the Bloom Falls From the Rose, recorded in Toronto at Revolution Recording with veteran Canadian producer Andre Wahl (Hawksley Workman, Jill Barber), on June 16. The album includes ten original songs, ranging in style from classic honky tonk to indie-folk rock, and two virtually unknown traditional Western Canadian songs, discovered on crackly recordings in university archives and given new life through Scouten's haunting arrangements. Developing a big, lush sound on the album, Scouten really comes into her own as a songwriter and performer, drawing from such modern approaches to country music as Sturgill Simpson and Emmylou Harris' iconic album Wrecking Ball, produced by Daniel Lanois. If you think you have Sarah Jane Scouten figured out, you haven't heard anything yet.

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Ceilidh

on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at Dewsbury Thornhill Parish Church 7:00pm

Event includes Pea and Pie supper included in ticket price and a wine bar ( by donation)

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Ceilidh

on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at Dewsbury Thornhill Parish Church 7:00pm

Event includes Pea and Pie supper included in ticket price and a wine bar ( by donation)

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True North Music Presents Front Country

on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at Marsden Mechanics Hall 7:30pm

Front Country are a phenomenal California five-piece now based in Nashville. Fronted by sublimely gifted singer and songwriter Melody Walker and her huge voice, the band is packed full of talent, with Jacob Groopman (guitar/resonator guitar/vocals), Jeremy Darrow (double bass), Adam Roscoe Roszkiewicz (mandolin/vocals) and Leif Karlstrom (fiddle) all bringing their instrumental, songwriting and performance chops to the party. Front Country use traditional bluegrass instrumentation in their highly original interpretations of songs bridging pop, folk, rock, blues and bluegrass. Doors 7.30pm, concert 8pm. For more information, visit frontcountryband.com truenorthpromotions.co.uk

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O'hooley And Tidow

on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at Doncaster Catholic Club 7:30pm

Roots Music Club Doncaster are pleased to welcome back Belinda and Heidi to Doncaster. This gig is at the excellent Doncaster Catholic Club on Waterdale. Opposite the Sikh temple and just along the road from CAST theatre. See you there.

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The Black Feathers

on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at Oxford Friends' Meeting House 7:30pm

The ability to write songs that are both modern and ancient is a rare thing. The product of an arcane art of weaving in traditional influences so thoroughly that they become the warp and weft of fresh creations. The Black Feathers, made up of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, are two such talents. They first became aware of the magic between them while collaborating on several musical projects, becoming The Black Feathers and life partners in 2012. Americana, Folk, and Acoustic Indie Rock sensibilities coexist comfortably in their musical world, with Hughes' guitar work buoying the kind of harmonies often only heard in family bands. Support from Wednesday's Wolves Tickets on the door £10 Sponsored by Hobgoblin Music

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John Tams & Barry Coope

on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at Farnham The Medici Theatre 7:30pm

Actor/singer/songwriter John Tams will be in concert, with Barry Coope, at Farnham's Medici Theatre in Weydon Lane on Friday 13th October, 8.00pm. Tams' associations with the National Theatre and the English folk scene go back a long way. As well as acting in numerous theatrical productions, including Larkrise, The Mysteries and Warhorse, and TV series, including the part of Daniel Hagman in Sharpe, he also provided the award-winning music for these and many other shows. In his capacity as music director of Warhorse he spends much of his time abroad as new productions open up around the world so this will be a rare chance to see him in the UK. He was a member of The Albion Band in the '80's and, until recently, Home Service. He has also released four critically acclaimed solo albums in his own right, and was the musical director of the Sony Award-winning Radio Ballads. Over the years John has won six BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards including best album, best song, folksinger of the year and top duo with Barry Coope. Barry Coope is a member of top acapella trio Coope Boyes and Simpson (that appeared at the Medici Theatre in May) and the six-piece Voices At The Door, that has worked with Michael Morpurgo on a number of projects. His engaging vocal and keyboard skills making him the perfect musical partner for John Tams. Full details can be found at www.medici.website or on 01483 871443. N.B. UNRESERVED SEATING. REVIEWS: "Music that makes the heart leap." The Daily Telegraph "John Tams and Barry Coope confound expectations: rich, diverse, contemporary and utterly compelling. It simply does not get any better than this." What's On in London "One of Britain's ultimate songwriters." Mojo "John Tams has a voice that can heal. His work is older than Stonehenge but fresher than a morning daisy." Bob Hoskins "A music legend who writes with sensitivity and passion." Morning Star "John Tams is a national treasure." BBC Radio 2

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John Tams & Barry Coope

on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at Farnham The Medici Theatre 7:30pm

Actor/singer/songwriter John Tams will be in concert, with Barry Coope, at Farnham's Medici Theatre in Weydon Lane on Friday 13th October, 8.00pm. Tams' associations with the National Theatre and the English folk scene go back a long way. As well as acting in numerous theatrical productions, including Larkrise, The Mysteries and Warhorse, and TV series, including the part of Daniel Hagman in Sharpe, he also provided the award-winning music for these and many other shows. In his capacity as music director of Warhorse he spends much of his time abroad as new productions open up around the world so this will be a rare chance to see him in the UK. He was a member of The Albion Band in the '80's and, until recently, Home Service. He has also released four critically acclaimed solo albums in his own right, and was the musical director of the Sony Award-winning Radio Ballads. Over the years John has won six BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards including best album, best song, folksinger of the year and top duo with Barry Coope. Barry Coope is a member of top acapella trio Coope Boyes and Simpson (that appeared at the Medici Theatre in May) and the six-piece Voices At The Door, that has worked with Michael Morpurgo on a number of projects. His engaging vocal and keyboard skills making him the perfect musical partner for John Tams. Full details can be found at www.medici.website or on 01483 871443. N.B. UNRESERVED SEATING. REVIEWS: "Music that makes the heart leap." The Daily Telegraph "John Tams and Barry Coope confound expectations: rich, diverse, contemporary and utterly compelling. It simply does not get any better than this." What's On in London "One of Britain's ultimate songwriters." Mojo "John Tams has a voice that can heal. His work is older than Stonehenge but fresher than a morning daisy." Bob Hoskins "A music legend who writes with sensitivity and passion." Morning Star "John Tams is a national treasure." BBC Radio 2

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Herne Hill Music Festival: Maybe It's Because .. Songs Of London

on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at London Half Moon 8:00pm

John White is an accomplished performer of Music Hall and other London songs. Abe Gibson is an inspiring performer and writer who was recently 'Poet in Residence' at London Transport Museum. City Ramblers Revival (Simon Prager - guitar & vocals; Doc Stenson - guitar,harmonica, vocals; Hylda Sims - guitar, vocals) play Skiffle, Blues, original songs and more. Programme: London songs from Music Hall to Gershwin, Ballads to Blues, original songs and old favourites for you to join in with.. Concert at 8.30pm

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Herne Hill Music Festival: Maybe It's Because .. Songs Of London

on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at London Half Moon 8:00pm

John White is an accomplished performer of Music Hall and other London songs. Abe Gibson is an inspiring performer and writer who was recently 'Poet in Residence' at London Transport Museum. City Ramblers Revival (Simon Prager - guitar & vocals; Doc Stenson - guitar,harmonica, vocals; Hylda Sims - guitar, vocals) play Skiffle, Blues, original songs and more. Programme: London songs from Music Hall to Gershwin, Ballads to Blues, original songs and old favourites for you to join in with.. Concert at 8.30pm

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In The Round Tour: Emma Stevens, Megan O'neill, James Fredholm, Mark Sullivan

on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:00pm

Emma Stevens, Megan O'Neill, James Fredholm, Mark Sullivan 'These 4 critically acclaimed artists will perform 'In The Round' a selection of songs each from their respective past and present releases. Also expect never seen before collaborations and impromptu additions' Emma Stevens 2017 sees the hugely talented British singer-songwriter and multi -instrumentalist Emma Stevens release and tour her third album 'To My Roots', a collection of songs inspired by the eclectic mix of music she grew up listening to. Everything from James Taylor through Paul Simon to The Dixie Chicks, The Corrs, Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley. I love country music and was lucky enough to spend a month in Nashville recently writing, collaborating and immersing myself in the culture. Megan O'Neill Originally from Co. Kildare, Ireland Megan O'Neill is one of the UK's most exciting Americana artists. A long-time musician and song-writer, Megan has previously lived in Nashville but now resides full time in London. She released her debut EP 'Coming Home' in May 2015, reaching #1 in Irish country charts & was awarded 'UK EP of the Year' by public vote through W21Music. She has now released a second record (February 2017) with her new 6-piece band 'Megan and the Common Threads'. James Fredholm Jmes Fredholm is a new poet, singer songwriter and artist. Following his childhood in the US, he has lived in London and Zurich for the past 30 years. He recently left his career in international finance to pursue his artistic passions full time. In late 2016 he published Uncaged, his first collection of poems, followed in April 2017 by Love Is The Answer, his debut album of original songs. Mark Sullivan Mark Sullivan is a well accomplished singer/songwriter from Hitchin, Hertfordshire with a massive voice and an ear for writing memorable and immediately familiar sounding songs. He is a Master of the loop pedal and expertly executed guitar solo's with string destroying showoff Pieces. After learning to play guitar Mark formed his first band 'Gekko' at the young age of 15. Gekko went on to become one of the best, most accomplished local bands over the next few years playing shows at some great venues/festivals including Dublin Castle, Bulldog Bash and Rock In The Park as well as performances on local BBC Introducing shows. When the band split in later years Mark continued to play as frontman of 'The Marksman' acoustic duo with percussionist Clint Henderson. In January 2013 he decided to pursue his dream of his originals career as a soloist under management and started performing solo as Mark Sullivan. The first single from the latest EP is currently being pushed for national playlist and there is a brand new single almost ready for next the release schedule ahead of his tour.

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The Ronnie Smith Band Feat Michael Messer

on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:00pm

Ron Smith could walk tall in Nashville. His country songs are as good as anything you'll hear in Music City. Just don't expect to hear them sung in a Tennessee twang. Ron doesn't do fake accents. He's London through and through as are so many of his finely crafted songs. As Rock & Reel puts it: "He pitches it right. He is, after all, British, and the songs benefit from that earthy honesty." Amazon UK Review agreed: "Smith's charming London accent offers a rare innocence and sincerity." Ron will once again have slide guitar maestro Michael Messer at his side for a long-overdue second Kalamazoo appearance. Last time they were known as National Debt. Messer's Dobro work, subtle, tasteful and under-stated, is the perfect complement to Smith's songs of love, loss and life in London town that have featured on three acclaimed albums. "Songwriter, poet, performer? Ron has it in spades," says Brian Healey, of Music Maker. Ron and Michael are joined tonight by Dominic Geraghty on double bass.

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Gerry Colvin And Band

on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at Stratford-upon-Avon Ryepiece Barn 7:15pm

It's impossible not to enjoy a Gerry Colvin concert. He'll have you laughing...crying...singing along...and even doing a Mexican wave. He's been in more bands than most people have had hot dinners and has written hundreds of wonderful songs about life and love. He'll be joined by a band drawn from his many musical friends who are all top musicians in their own rights. We'll have a vegetarian supper for you when you arrive at 7.15. Bring your drink of choice and a glass. Then just relax and get to know whoever is sat next to you. Our concerts are very informal and friendly. If you haven't been before you'll definitely be back after tonight.

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Methera

on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at Nailsworth Christ Church 7:30pm

Christ Church, New Market Road, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire GL6 0DQ Concert at 7.30pm Dancing round the edges. Information 01453 757353

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Haven/oxrox/a New View Present Wille & The Bandits

on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at Oxford o2 Academy 6:30pm

Essentially Wille and the Bandits is a classic blues rock three piece much in the vein of Cream or The Jimi Hendrix experience. But in a similar way to how these bands pushed the genre in their time, they 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. They seem to leave an equally astounding impression on audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds with their energetic and soulful performances. 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!. For more info check out: http://www.willeandthebandits.com/

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John Tams & Barry Coope (children's Tickets)

on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at Farnham The Medici Theatre 7:30pm

THESE TICKETS ARE FOR CHILDREN 16YRS AND UNDER. Actor/singer/songwriter John Tams will be in concert, with Barry Coope, at Farnham's Medici Theatre in Weydon Lane on Friday 13th October, 8.00pm. Tams' associations with the National Theatre and the English folk scene go back a long way. As well as acting in numerous theatrical productions, including Larkrise, The Mysteries and Warhorse, and TV series, including the part of Daniel Hagman in Sharpe, he also provided the award-winning music for these and many other shows. In his capacity as music director of Warhorse he spends much of his time abroad as new productions open up around the world so this will be a rare chance to see him in the UK. He was a member of The Albion Band in the '80's and, until recently, Home Service. He has also released four critically acclaimed solo albums in his own right, and was the musical director of the Sony Award-winning Radio Ballads. Over the years John has won six BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards including best album, best song, folksinger of the year and top duo with Barry Coope. Barry Coope is a member of top acapella trio Coope Boyes and Simpson (that appeared at the Medici Theatre in May) and the six-piece Voices At The Door, that has worked with Michael Morpurgo on a number of projects. His engaging vocal and keyboard skills making him the perfect musical partner for John Tams. Full details can be found at www.medici.website or on 01483 871443. N.B. UNRESERVED SEATING. REVIEWS: "Music that makes the heart leap." The Daily Telegraph "John Tams and Barry Coope confound expectations: rich, diverse, contemporary and utterly compelling. It simply does not get any better than this." What's On in London "One of Britain's ultimate songwriters." Mojo "John Tams has a voice that can heal. His work is older than Stonehenge but fresher than a morning daisy." Bob Hoskins "A music legend who writes with sensitivity and passion." Morning Star "John Tams is a national treasure." BBC Radio 2

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The Rubber Wellies

on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at Aberystwyth Neuadd Goffa Memorial Hall 7:00pm

Drawing on narratives from curious everyday occurrences, global politics and folk legends, the Rubber Wellies multi-lingual performances are a mix of musical story-telling, good-time sing-alongs and fun-filled crowd participation that flip between poignant introspection and carefree raucousness which they have been bringing to audiences all over the world for almost a decade. Original, entertaining and thought provoking, The Rubber Wellies are a travelling folk outfit like few others. "One of my favourite bands of recent years" - Mike Harding, ex-BBC2 "A big draw on the live scene" - fRoots Doors 7pm. Music 7.30pm. Penparcau Neuadd Goffa/Memorial Hall Penparcau Rd, Aberystwyth SY23 1RZ www.hotdroprecords.com

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The Bury St Edmunds Oxjam Folk Weekend

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Bury St Edmunds All Saints Church and Hall 12:00pm

A weekend of the very best of folk music, with both nationally known and local acts

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Dan Walsh

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7:00pm

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

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Porchlight Smoker

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Often described as the 'real deal', every Porchlight Smoker show is different and no song is ever performed quite the same way twice. They play a varied and at times virtuoso repertoire that mixes self-penned works with covers made very much their own. A range of instruments, including banjo, guitar, lapsteel, stand-up bass and mandolin, even clarinet, accompany the band's trademark four-part vocal harmonies. Porchlight Smoker's live gigs show off the band's multi-national song writing talents, with Scott Smith, from Wichita, Kansas, bringing his extensive knowledge of the American folk tradition, Scotsman Steve Bell's Celtic folk influence, and London born Fred Gregory's well, very English identity all combining to form the band's unique and exciting sound.

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Porchlight Smoker

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Often described as the 'real deal', every Porchlight Smoker show is different and no song is ever performed quite the same way twice. They play a varied and at times virtuoso repertoire that mixes self-penned works with covers made very much their own. A range of instruments, including banjo, guitar, lapsteel, stand-up bass and mandolin, even clarinet, accompany the band's trademark four-part vocal harmonies. Porchlight Smoker's live gigs show off the band's multi-national song writing talents, with Scott Smith, from Wichita, Kansas, bringing his extensive knowledge of the American folk tradition, Scotsman Steve Bell's Celtic folk influence, and London born Fred Gregory's well, very English identity all combining to form the band's unique and exciting sound.

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Wild Willy Barrett & The French Connection

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Howden The Shire Hall 7:30pm

You won't find another band like Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection. From a Parisian café via a Dublin hooley to a New Orleans party with rip-roaring fiddle & banjo. Imagine stumbling across a smoky back street bar, late night jam: Django Reinhardt & The Pogues; Robert Johnson accompanies Edith Piaf; Bob Marley's jammin' with Stéphane Grappelli; Tom Waits joins in. This is French Connection. At the ensemble's heart are the undisputed talents of multi-instrumentalist, erstwhile Godfather of grunge folk, Wild Willy Barrett. As the versatile and heartrending vocals of French singer Aurora Colson take centre stage, the quartet perform stunning original compositions and arrangements on guitar, cello, harmonium, whistle, fiddle, banjo and Irish pipes. Enjoy a wonderful evening of unique musical entertainment overlaid with a large dose of dry humour, very different from anything else you will experience in the UK at the moment.

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Brooks Williams & Lightning Express

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Melton Mowbray Eastwell Village Hall 7:00pm

Brooks is renowned as a fiery guitarist, a smooth-as-silk vocalist, and a stunning songwriter. Andy Seward has played bass for just about everyone imaginable and has produced some of the biggest artist in the UK folk scene. Keith Angel is a drummer/percussionist extraordinaire. The resulting sound is Transatlantic in the truest sense of the word, where Angel's kickin' world grooves and Seward's northern soul-like bass-lines meet Williams' blues-soaked Americana.

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The Roving Crows

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Glyn Ceiriog Canolfan Ceiriog Centre 7:15pm

Celtic Folk Music

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The Roving Crows

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Glyn Ceiriog Canolfan Ceiriog Centre 7:15pm

Celtic Folk Music

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Alstonefield Village Hall 7:30pm

Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008. Since then, the duo have toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the UK's biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention, and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work. 2015 saw the release of their fourth album, 'Conflict Tourism', which appeared on several end-of-year Best Album lists and received national airplay on both BBC Radio 2 & BBC 6 Music. 'Hot property' - fRoots 'Gilmore & Roberts take English folk and scuff it up with indie rock drama' - Q Magazine 'Enthralling.consistently compelling' - Pure M Magazine 'Head and shoulders above their contemporaries' - Rockin' Magpie Licensed bar

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Hekety's 20th Birthday Ceilidh

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Sheffield Crookes Social Club 7:30pm

We're 20 and we want to have a party to celebrate. We've asked a few of our favourite callers and there might be a surprise guest or two. Please come a long and celebrate.

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Hekety's 20th Birthday Ceilidh

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Sheffield Crookes Social Club 7:30pm

We're 20 and we want to have a party to celebrate. We've asked a few of our favourite callers and there might be a surprise guest or two. Please come a long and celebrate.

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Sarah Jane Scouten At Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:00pm

Sarah Jane Scouten is an internationally touring songwriter, loved by audiences across the Northern Hemisphere. With flavours of Lucinda Williams, Nanci Griffiths, Old Crow Medicine Show and a wealth of old-time and bluegrass music, the two-time Canadian Folk Music Award nominee's songs are faithful to a long-standing folk music tradition, but often spill over into modern themes that are outspoken and edgy, from homelessness to midwifery to tongue-in-cheek heartache songs and unabashed Canadiana. A traditionalist at heart, Sarah Jane Scouten shows her signature flair for the roots of roots music. With respect for these roots, she writes from her own perspective, and rather than copying a style, only writes about what she knows profoundly. This songwriter hits hard and close to home, then laughs it off. Somewhat of an itinerant musician, spending much of her time on the road, Sarah Jane has called Bowen Island, Vancouver and Montreal home. www.wychwoodfolkclub.com www.sarahjanescouten.com/ www.mikeweavermusic.com/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz4oCYnqF1c www.youtube.com/watch?v=MebPGa-42Vc www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vqh2Vva-QfA

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Jess Morgan & Dan Whitehouse

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Abington The Wee Gig 8:00pm

Concert begins 20:15

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The Foxglove Trio

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at London New Unity 7:00pm

The Foxglove Trio seek out lesser-known traditional and contemporary folk songs and, with care and creativity, transform them into moments of breathtaking beauty. Join them at Unity Hall, Islington, as they release their second album, Distant Havens. This celebration event will be an opportunity to hear the band's powerful signature sound of Patrick Dean's bold melodeon playing, Cathy Mason's intricate cello lines and Ffion Mair's clear, soaring vocals. In showcasing tracks from the album you'll also hear the group's tight vocal harmonies, guitar, whistle and additional cello, as well as percussion. Prepare to be captivated as this talented trio take you on a journey from subtly political contemporary songs to jaunty Yorkshire tales and soulful Welsh laments with a few surprises thrown in along the way!

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Gypsy Hotel Club 11th Anniversary Show

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at London Boston Music Rooms 8:00pm

    GYPSY HOTEL (Est. 2006)   Bourbon Soaked Snake Charmin' Rock'n'Roll Cabaret   **11th Anniversary Show**  Saturday 14 October 2017    STARRING:    THE URBAN VOODOO MACHINE  - Bourbon Soaked Gypsy Blues Bop'N'Stroll In Black'N'Red!    LOS PLANTRONICS  - Mariachi Death Surf!    TRIXI TASSELS  - Fiery Burlesque Hi-Jinx!    LONG JOHN AND THE KILLER BLUES COLLECTIVE  - Heavy Electric Soul Punk! 
 On The Decks:   **DJ SCRATCHY**  - Tour DJ to The Clash, The Pogues & Gogol Bordello spinning Rhythm'n'Blues, Gypsy, Ska, Rockabilly, Latin and Beyond!   Boston Music Room  178 Junction Road  London N19 5QQ  Tube: Tufnell Park  (Northern Line runs all night)  Doors 8pm   Drinkin' and Dancin' till 2am    Tickets £15 from WeGotTickets.com    FREE SHOT OF BOURBON TO THE FIRST 50 THROUGH THE DOOR!     www.facebook.com/GypsyHotel   Contact: pr@theurbanvoodoomachine.com     If you have 12 hours to live, spend them at Gypsy Hotel!   - TIME OUT     London's most decadent underground club night!   - VIVE LE ROCK  

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Rodney Branigan

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Leek Foxlowe Arts Centre 8:00pm

LEEK BLUES AND AMERICANA PRESENTS........ Texas-raised Londoner Rodney Branigan learned to play in Austin, perform in Los Angeles, craft songs in Nashville, and put it all together in London. Artists are often described as having a unique talent; few epitomise this more than multi instrumentalist Rodney Branigan. In fact, Texan-born Rodney's talents as a musician are as plentiful as the many instruments he expertly plays side by side. He masterfully combines extraordinary multi instrumentalist skills with heartfelt lyrics and a rich soulful voice;(often compared to Jeff Buckley)A passion for musical diversity has seen Rodney travel the world with his own, inimitable style of musicianship. Having toured his native America coast-to-coast, Rodney's desire to share his fusion of organic progressive folk with undertones of rock, flamenco, classical, bluegrass and jazz have also seen him play China, India, Africa and all across Europe; earning him love from new fans and respect from established musicians alike. Rodney Branigan the songwriter is a truly gifted man. Rodney Branigan the performer has to be seen to be believed. Having opened for Billy Sheehan, Jack Johnson, Francis Cabrel, G-Love, Billy Bragg, Angeliqu Kidja, Show of Hands to name a few. http://www.rodneybranigan.com/index/ Rodney will be supported the Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek by the talented local singer/songwriter Rob Davies.

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The Rheingans Sisters

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Thorganby Village Hall 7:00pm

Winners of the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for 'Best Original Track', The Rheingans Sisters make bold, playful, innovative folk music that is anchored in traditions without ever being bound by them. Audiences across the world have been captivated by their performances, each one an authentic invitation to participate in an intuitive musical conversation between two musicians at the height of their powers. A life-time's deep learning of European traditions is carefully re-imagined to produce beguiling new music. Older musical landscapes shape new songs, asking irresistable questions concerning our own lives. Always creating space for spontaneity and surprise, instrumental pieces are wholly contemporary while drawing from the well of musical knowledge passed down through generations.

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The Rumblestrutters

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

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

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Dan Ferguson: Use It Well Album Launch

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Song writer Dan Ferguson launches his album 'Use it Well' with a special performance in London. £12 ticket price includes a copy of the album on CD. £10 entry without the CD. Proceeds from sales will go to https://www.armandoaid.org/

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Dan Ferguson: Use It Well Album Launch

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Song writer Dan Ferguson launches his album 'Use it Well' with a special performance in London. £12 ticket price includes a copy of the album on CD. £10 entry without the CD. Proceeds from sales will go to https://www.armandoaid.org/

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Ninebarrow

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Starcross St Paul's Church 7:00pm

NINEBARROW are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mike Harding as sounding 'damn fine' by Seth Lakeman as 'a fantastic duo' and by Kate Rusby as 'absolutely amazing', Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. Most recently, the duo were nominated in the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in the 'Horizon' category for Best Emerging Artist; their latest album 'Releasing the Leaves' was awarded five stars in both Maverick Magazine and the English Folk Dance and Song Society Magazine, who described it as 'Immaculate'. It was listed in The Telegraph's Top Folk Albums of 2016.

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Ninebarrow

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Starcross St Paul's Church 7:00pm

NINEBARROW are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mike Harding as sounding 'damn fine' by Seth Lakeman as 'a fantastic duo' and by Kate Rusby as 'absolutely amazing', Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. Most recently, the duo were nominated in the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in the 'Horizon' category for Best Emerging Artist; their latest album 'Releasing the Leaves' was awarded five stars in both Maverick Magazine and the English Folk Dance and Song Society Magazine, who described it as 'Immaculate'. It was listed in The Telegraph's Top Folk Albums of 2016.

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Richard Navarro And Camden Voices

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Brighton Unitarian Church 7:00pm

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Richard Navarro joins leading contemporary choir Camden Voices in the beautiful surroundings of Brighton's Unitarian Church. Support from George Challiss. Tickets: £12/£10 concessions.

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Richard Navarro And Camden Voices

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Brighton Unitarian Church 7:00pm

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Richard Navarro joins leading contemporary choir Camden Voices in the beautiful surroundings of Brighton's Unitarian Church. Support from George Challiss. Tickets: £12/£10 concessions.

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Harp & A Monkey

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Chinley Community Centre 7:30pm

The Importance of Digging Holes: The Great War and More Fronted by an easygoing raconteur and BBC 'Who Do You Think You Are?' historian, this acclaimed Lancashire folk-storytelling trio matches an excellent first world war set with humorous and melodic northern life short stories. 'Bold and brilliant' - The Observer 'Sensational' - Clare Balding (BBC Radio 2) Show starts at 8pm Bar with local real ale, wine, tea and coffee

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New Roots: Dai & The Ramblers 'bon Bon' Album Launch

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Nearest tube Farringdon, 6 mins walk Doors open 7.30 pm Two sets, 8.15 pm to 8.55 pm / 9.15 pm to 10.00 pm (approx) Tickets: £10.00 Dai & The Ramblers launch their new album 'Bon Bon', packed full of their soulful brand of Cajun and New Orleans flavoured country, folk, jazz and soul with a special extended two set performance. As their album artwork suggests, Dai & the Ramblers are now an extraordinary music making machine. The band's second album, Bon Bon, was recorded across a series of live sessions at Rupert Gilletts studio in Walthamstow, East London. What emerges is an album that is sweet, yet flavoured with enough rough edges to capture the raw energy of their live shows. The sophomore album kicks off where their debut Duw Duw left off, in typically rambunctious and swampy fashion, panning out to reveal a band that has evolved impressively over a hard-gigging couple of years, equally at home playing refined folk-pop, NOLA infused soul, jazz & country. Squeezing out more juice than would seem possible from a simple quartet line-up, the band have carved out their own sigature sound: wailing double-stop fiddle, thumping rockabilly double bass and sweet harmony vocals. Dai Price's refreshingly honest and crystal-clear songwriting is a highlight, with the interplay between the musicians seeming telepathic at points. Spirited, unfussy and superbly wrought, Dai & The Ramblers Bon Bon album stakes Dai & The Ramblers claim to being one of the most engaging and orginla acts to emerge from London'd Roots music scene in recent years. Songwriter and singer Dai Price comes from Newport in South Wales, and previously worked with psychedelic cumbia outfit Los Chinches. Bassist Rupert Gillett also performs with the London Klezmer Quartet and produces records at The Cabin studio in Walthamstow. Sheffield-born Alan Dunn plays piano and accordion, and has worked with folk legends such as Loudon Wainright III and Fairport Convention's Richard Thompson. South African fiddler Bob Loveday has performed and recorded with artists as varied as Van Morrison, Jeff Beck, The Penguin Cafe Orchestra and Paul McCartney. "I love his voice; I love the whole band." Paul Heaton (The Beatiful South) "Absolutely gorgeous... They make a beautiful sound." Janice Long (BBC Radio 2) "A joyous romp... will raise your spirits and gladden your heart" Michael Farley (Americana UK) WATCH DAI & THE RAMBLERS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxaU2kx66nQ

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All The Wild Folk With The Drystones, Hickory Signals + Sam Walter

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of sweet dancing folk music at Jamboree with The Drystones, Hickory Signals and Sam Walter... The Drystones play impossibly lively, energetic jigs and reels that leave the audience breathless! "Indecently talented" - Mike Harding (Mike Harding Folk Show) "To describe their instrumental style as spirited and animated would be akin to asserting that Bellowhead can be quite an energetic band" - Clive Pownceby (Living Tradition) "My recommendation of the day" - Steve Lamacq (BBC Radio 2 live from Glastonbury 2013) Hickory Signals are a Sussex-based folk duo with atmospheric songs inspired by everything from sea shanties to children's ballads. They perform original and traditional interpretations of folk tunes from England, Ireland, Scotland and the USA, merging strong vocal melodies with acoustic guitar, flute, glockenspiel and a variety of percussion. Like stepping back into a bygone age, both in terms of musicality and atmosphere. Laura Ward does indeed have a lovely voice almost a slightly more melodious Maddy Prior Ken Brown, FATEA Magazine Sam Walter is a folk singer from Malvern with an infectious spirit and rich, deep voice. Walter's tales sings of Jacobite uprisings and the Napoleonic wars, and show his determination to reignite some traditional folk, writing original songs with a traditional sentiment. "Sam emotively inhabits the body and soul of the deck hand or the poor, bloody infantryman..." - Jon Cleave (Fisherman's Friend)

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Chris Cleverley

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

Award winning singer/songwriter Chris Cleverley is renowned for his ability to draw audiences to the edge of their seats with hauntingly delivered tales of ghost women, lonesome clock towers, lovelorn mariners and hospital beds. Chris has crafted a reputation as a songwriter of singular ability. His characteristic 'Frantic Folk' style has resonated deeply with audiences up and down the UK, with the raw and at times unsettling honesty of his lyricism sitting curiously over the delicate intricacy of his fingerstyle guitar and banjo. This unique brand of contemporary folk contrasts the calming, pastoral influence of a childhood spent roaming the foothills of the Brecon Beacons and Cornish coastlines, with the anxious frenzy of an urban mind shaped by 29 years in the UK's second city. Chris' critically acclaimed debut album 'Apparitions' sailed into The Telegraph's top 70 folk albums of 2015, while leading publications of the national music press such as Acoustic Magazine, fRoots, R2, Maverick and Folk Radio UK encouraged readers to keep a close eye. Since winning Bristol Folk Festival's 2014 'Isambard Folk Award', Chris' national presence has grown exponentially, gracing the stages of UK folk festivals such as Bristol, Looe, Moseley Folk and The Great British Folk Festival. Chris can be seen touring the UK Folk Clubs, Arts Centres and Cafes with his dynamic solo live sound as well as part of a High Profile songwriting project, The Company of Players, which includes such rising stars of the national scene as Kelly Oliver and BBC Horizon Folk Award winner Sam Kelly.

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Morgan Orion / More Eats / Palomica / Alice Hale

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at London Gallery Cafe 7:30pm

Morgan Orion (US) New Orleans Americana songwriter Morgan Orion has taken his intimate brand of anti-folk to venues all across the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Morgan Orion has shared the stage with the likes of Jeffrey Lewis, Kimya Dawson, Tuneyards, The Burning Hell, and Hurray for the Riff Raff. WEBSITE: http://www.morganorion.com/ AUDIO LINK: https://morganorion.bandcamp.com/ VIDEO LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWxSlSxHKlw Palomica (UK) Palomica is the rock and roll project of Nicol Parkinson. It is incidental outside sounds alongside tumbling words and occasional guitar flourishes: sometimes melodic, sometimes cacophonic. Nicol also plays in the primitive pop group Frozy with sister Rhiannon and New York-based artist Irina Jasnowski, and drums in The Nervy Betters. WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/palomicamusic/ AUDIO LINK: https://palomica.bandcamp.com/ VIDEO LINK: https://youtu.be/SLzTwd4Ik2Y MoreEats (LI) MoreEats has collaborated with numerous international and internationally acclaimed artists and is now part and parcel of Zurich's music culture as a versatile DJ and performer WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/moreeats/ AUDIO LINK: http://moreeats.bandcamp.com/ VIDEO LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGeQbLRR73E Alice Hale (Uk) https://soundcloud.com/alice-hale-4/paint-the-roses

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Jolie Holland And Samantha Parton

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at Cambridge The Junction 7:00pm

https://www.facebook.com/thebegoodtanyas/ Under 14s welcome with an accompanying adult Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton, the two original founders of The Be Good Tanyas, have joined forces once again to create a new band. This is the first time in fifteen years that the two have led a group together. Holland and Parton will be presenting fresh arrangements of Be Good Tanyas material, as well as songs from their separate catalogs. Their new project, as always, is a page from the big book of North Americana and outsider folk. Holland cherry picked three of her sweetest, juiciest bandmates as supporting musicians for this project: Stevie Weinstein-Foner, Jared Samuel and Adam Brisbin.

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Will Kaufman: Woody Guthrie - The Long Road To Peekskill

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at Durham Empty Shop HQ 3:30pm

THE LONG ROAD TO PEEKSKILL presents the story of Woody Guthrie's personal transformation from a youthful Oklahoma racist to the ardent anti-racist champion who, along with many others, risked his life holding the line against American fascism during the notorious Peekskill riots of 1949. Conventionally known for his championing of the poor white Dust Bowl migrants, Guthrie also left an extensive body of songs condemning Jim Crow segregation, lynching and race hatred. Most of these songs were never recorded, but they are the legacy of this remarkable journey that eventually brought Guthrie into the fellowship of Lead Belly, Josh White, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee and Paul Robeson. The Long Road to Peekskill is both a harrowing and uplifting presentation, showing through the example of Woody Guthrie that racists are not born, but made - and that they can be unmade.

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Will Kaufman: Woody Guthrie - The Long Road To Peekskill

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at Durham Empty Shop HQ 3:30pm

THE LONG ROAD TO PEEKSKILL presents the story of Woody Guthrie's personal transformation from a youthful Oklahoma racist to the ardent anti-racist champion who, along with many others, risked his life holding the line against American fascism during the notorious Peekskill riots of 1949. Conventionally known for his championing of the poor white Dust Bowl migrants, Guthrie also left an extensive body of songs condemning Jim Crow segregation, lynching and race hatred. Most of these songs were never recorded, but they are the legacy of this remarkable journey that eventually brought Guthrie into the fellowship of Lead Belly, Josh White, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee and Paul Robeson. The Long Road to Peekskill is both a harrowing and uplifting presentation, showing through the example of Woody Guthrie that racists are not born, but made - and that they can be unmade.

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Tlr Double: Jess Morgan & Dan Whitehouse

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Two of the UK's most talked about emerging songwriters tour together in October 2017, featuring sets from both artists as well as collaboration. Theirs is a striking musical partnership that started when the pair wrote and recorded songs for Dan Whitehouse's Reveal Records debut 'That's Where I Belong' (2016). In the same year Jess Morgan released her gorgeous new album 'Edison Gloriette' to widespread acclaim. This show is a chance to hear fresh new songs along with favourites from both artists' catalogues and promises to be something really special.

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An Evening With The London Klezmer Quartet In Maidenhead

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at Maidenhead Grenfell Lodge 7:30pm

The London Klezmer Quartet presents a varied musical evening, taking you on a musical odyssey from Eastern Europe to Australia via the Balkans, Thailand, Turkey, the US and London. LKQ plays old and new instrumental traditional music on fiddle, clarinet, accordion and double bass, and also presents songs of love, life, food and drink. Described in Time Out London as Dynamic and authentic, with the Sunday Times commenting that "The tradition is safe in their hands", the London Klezmer Quartet was formed in 2009 by four London-based klezmorim (pl. Jewish folk musicians) with a shared interest in the traditional playing style. LKQ has performed toe-tapping and tearful repertoire around the UK at a wide variety of venues and festivals. The band has produced four well-received CDs and has been invited to share its old and new traditional tunes and songs in Australia, Brazil, Germany, New Zealand, Switzerland and Latvia. Media appearances have included live sessions for BBC Radio 3 & 6, and ABC Australia's national and local radio stations. LKQ is Ilana Cravitz (violin), Susi Evans (clarinet), Carol Isaacs (accordion), Indra Buraczewska (double bass & vocals). Starting time: 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Tickets are £11 incl. booking fee (£5.50 for under 18 years & students). For details of how to pay by cheque call 01628 673012.

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An Evening With The London Klezmer Quartet In Maidenhead

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at Maidenhead Grenfell Lodge 7:30pm

The London Klezmer Quartet presents a varied musical evening, taking you on a musical odyssey from Eastern Europe to Australia via the Balkans, Thailand, Turkey, the US and London. LKQ plays old and new instrumental traditional music on fiddle, clarinet, accordion and double bass, and also presents songs of love, life, food and drink. Described in Time Out London as Dynamic and authentic, with the Sunday Times commenting that "The tradition is safe in their hands", the London Klezmer Quartet was formed in 2009 by four London-based klezmorim (pl. Jewish folk musicians) with a shared interest in the traditional playing style. LKQ has performed toe-tapping and tearful repertoire around the UK at a wide variety of venues and festivals. The band has produced four well-received CDs and has been invited to share its old and new traditional tunes and songs in Australia, Brazil, Germany, New Zealand, Switzerland and Latvia. Media appearances have included live sessions for BBC Radio 3 & 6, and ABC Australia's national and local radio stations. LKQ is Ilana Cravitz (violin), Susi Evans (clarinet), Carol Isaacs (accordion), Indra Buraczewska (double bass & vocals). Starting time: 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Tickets are £11 incl. booking fee (£5.50 for under 18 years & students). For details of how to pay by cheque call 01628 673012.

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Aux

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at London Rich Mix 8:30pm

Psychedelic pansori-rock from Korea crashlands in Shoreditch en route to the Womex festival. AUX bring together screaming high-pitched sounds of the piri and taepyungso (wind instruments) and an intense rock groove of bass, drums, guitar, keyboards and Korean percussion. They've toured America after winning the Grand Prize of the 21st Century Korean Music Project, playing major venues like the Kennedy Center and Symphony Space. Their secret weapon is extraordinary pansori singer Eun Kyung Min, who soars from a growl to a scream, putting the seal on their stunning theatrical performance. Part of K-Music 2017

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Brooke Sharkey

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at Exeter The Exeter Brewery 7:30pm

Live Music in the Tap Room of Exeter Brewery Brooke Sharkey An introspective sound adorned with emotional vocals and sliding string sections that create a tense air of melancholy that few others can master so simply and so elegantly, Brooke Sharkey oozes a creativity that radiates emotion. She is a woman who bleeds artistry. Brooke resists categorisation, but with a vocal style that switches effortlessly between lithely melodic and fiery, set against a deeply atmospheric musical backdrop, comparisons with the likes of Kate Bush, Ane Brun and Cat Power are inevitable. What sets her apart is her songwriting, with its unique phrasing and sense of space. http://brookesharkey.co.uk/ Support from Young local songstress Sadie Horler With her intricate guitar picking and effortless vocals, Sadie performs with warmth and authenticity, captivating her audience with an engaging but unaffected stage presence. Her song writing reflects a maturity and perception beyond her years, with lyrics drawing on the events and people around her, every song telling a story that compels you to listen. http://www.sadiehorler.com/ http://www.sadiehorler.com/

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Alice Jones

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Mainly English songs with harmonium. Alice has a deep love for and knowledge of the Tradition. Seriously impressive.

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Billy Kemp

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Billy Kemp's first solo tour of the UK comes to TwickFolk

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Billy Kemp

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Billy Kemp's first solo tour of the UK comes to TwickFolk

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André Krengel & Roland Krause (the Raz Duo)

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

André Krengel & Roland Krause (The Raz Duo) combines a rousing mixture of different musical genres: melodies and grooves from the worlds of jazz, swing, Flamenco, blues, pop & funk and Latin America, their compositions blending into a harmonious whole. With boisterous energy and passion André and Roland perform their repertoire, comprising original compositions as well as surprising adaptations of many well-known pieces.

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The Drystones

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

"To describe their instrumental style as spirited and animated would be akin to asserting that Bellowed can be quite an energetic band" - Clive Pownceby, Living Tradition "my recommendation of the day" - Steve Lamacq BBC Radio 2 live from Glastonbury 2013 "The Drystones demonstrate a sophisticated musical maturity that is far beyond their ages" - Roy Spencer - Folk Radio UK Alex Garden and Ford Collier are two fine and talented emerging Folk Musicians. Somerset based they started out arranging lively jigs played on Guitar, Fiddle and Whistle and then emerged on the scene with storming sets at Priddy Folk Festival and continuing on to perform at such festivals as Sidmouth Folk Week, Bath International Music Festival, Warwick Folk Festival, Bromyard Folk Festival, The Village Pump Festival, and Purbeck Folk Festival to name a few. In 2016 they recorded their third album We Happy Few. It was produced by Will Lang (known for his collaborations, Nitin Sawhney, PBS6, Halsway Manor) and this time was recorded by Julian Batten at the Loft Music studios in Newcastle (Julian has worked with KAN, Kathryn Tickell, Bella Hardy and The Elephant Sessions). Whilst touring the UK extensively they have supported Ray Davis, Steeleye Span, The Elephant Sessions, Seth Lakeman at Sidmouth and Martin and Eliza Carthy at Cecil Sharp House

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The Fugitives

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at Water Yeat Village Hall 7:30pm

Water Yeat Village Hall Cabaret Style seating - no bar - bring your own treats & tipples. Find us off the A5084 to Coniston, post code for Sat. Nav. LA12 8DJ Triumphant return of this award winning Canadian Folk super group with sensational four part vocals that are the missing link between Leonard Cohen and the Pogues.

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The Fugitives

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at Water Yeat Village Hall 7:30pm

Water Yeat Village Hall Cabaret Style seating - no bar - bring your own treats & tipples. Find us off the A5084 to Coniston, post code for Sat. Nav. LA12 8DJ Triumphant return of this award winning Canadian Folk super group with sensational four part vocals that are the missing link between Leonard Cohen and the Pogues.

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Leveret

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at Sheffield Memorial Hall;'' 7:30pm

Trio of England's finest contemporary folk musicians

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Pete Coe At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Pete has been a professional musician since 1971, playing at festivals concerts, clubs, dances & schools throughout Britain, Europe, Asia, New Zealand & USA . During the '70s he toured and recorded with Chris Coe, was a member of the legendary New Victory Band & with Nic Jones, Tony Rose and again, Chris Coe, he was a member of Bandoggs. In the late '80s and early '90s he toured and recorded with Red Shift but since 1985 he's mainly worked as a soloist & earned an enviable reputation. His strong, distinctive voice is enhanced by his instrumental versatility, the ringing strings of his bouzouki, the sweet chords of his mountain dulcimer, the plaintive frailing banjo & the pulsing reeds of his melodeon. He's also a country dance caller, creator & band musician. He sings, plays & step dances, sometimes all at once! A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Pete Coe At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Pete has been a professional musician since 1971, playing at festivals concerts, clubs, dances & schools throughout Britain, Europe, Asia, New Zealand & USA . During the '70s he toured and recorded with Chris Coe, was a member of the legendary New Victory Band & with Nic Jones, Tony Rose and again, Chris Coe, he was a member of Bandoggs. In the late '80s and early '90s he toured and recorded with Red Shift but since 1985 he's mainly worked as a soloist & earned an enviable reputation. His strong, distinctive voice is enhanced by his instrumental versatility, the ringing strings of his bouzouki, the sweet chords of his mountain dulcimer, the plaintive frailing banjo & the pulsing reeds of his melodeon. He's also a country dance caller, creator & band musician. He sings, plays & step dances, sometimes all at once! A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Choir In A Day With James Sills - African Special

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at Wirral West Kirby Arts Centre 9:30am

ABOUT 'CHOIR IN A DAY' Come and experience the joy of singing at this one-day workshop in the beautiful acoustics of West Kirby Arts Centre. Led by experienced vocal practitioner James Sills, you will learn to sing three contrasting songs from across the African continent in 3/4 part harmony. All songs will be taught be ear and no previous experience is necessary - just enthusiasm! Feedback from previous workshops: 'An amazing and inspiring day. Very confidence building - what a beautiful sound we all created together!' 'Excellent fun and uplifting - really liked the mix of songs' 'Loved today, thank you. Great sound and cracking venue' 'Never felt so free and uplifted' ABOUT THE DAY Arrivals from 9.30am for registration/refreshments, singing starts at 10am. Tea, coffee and homemade cakes by Frollie's Cakes will be provided at breaks during the day. You may choose to bring your own lunch or walk into town to one of the numerous cafes. The day will conclude at 3.30pm with a final sing of all songs learnt during the day. ABOUT THE VENUE West Kirby Arts Centre is a new community arts space with acoustics ideal for a cappella (unaccompanied) singing. It is conveniently located in the town centre, close to the train station and long stay car parks. Please note that there is limited parking on Brookfield Gardens and that wheelchair access to the venue is not currently available. ABOUT JAMES SILLS James Sills is an experienced and dynamic vocal leader, dedicated to getting all people singing! He runs choirs in schools, workplaces and community settings with an emphasis on fun and inclusivity. He regularly delivers singing workshops across the UK and undertakes freelance work with Choir With No Name and Chant Productions. He is a member of the all-male a cappella troupe The Spooky Men's Chorale and their UK off-shoot A Fistful of Spookies, with whom he has performed at major European festivals and on BBC Radio 2 & 3. More information at www.jamessillsmusic.co.uk and follow James on twitter @jsillsmusic.

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Lazy Sunday Afternoon With Mr Love & Justice And Friends

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at Swindon Savernake Street Community Hall 2:30pm

A regular monthly sunday afternoon show with chilled original live acoustic folk/roots music hosted by folk/pop/rock collective Mr Love & Justice with 2 guest performers, this month ... ED HANFREY & THE BELLFLOWERS + HILARY PAVEY

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The Andy May Trio

on Mon, 16 Oct 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Three award-winning musicians from Newcastle - Northumbrian piper Andy May (Jez Lowe and 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. A typical performance might include traditional tunes from Northumberland, newly-composed material by all members of the band and an introduction to the pipes, all delivered with a warmth and humour which is sure to draw in both folk aficionados and newcomers alike for a dazzling show filled with virtuosity and energy.

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Crh Music Presents Jace Everett

on Mon, 16 Oct 2017 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

Nashville based Jace Everett became a belated overnight sensation when he wrote the smash hit theme to the cult TV classic Bad Blood. His fame was well deserved. A terrific songwriter and an incredibly versatile musician, his new album, Dust and Dirt is his best yet, highlighting material ranging from the political to the personal; a literate and soulful collection that's up there with the best of contemporary Americana. Shannon McNally has been recognised as the one to watch with her new collection, the Rodney Crowell produced Black Irish. Its intoxicating mix of country, blues and Southern soul is getting rave reviews and her live performances are putting her firmly in the spotlight. She has the voice: bruised, smoky and ornery, right at home where country and soul meet. She has the melodies and the timing - she's irresistible. Jon Pareles, The New York Times

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The Rheingans Sisters

on Mon, 16 Oct 2017 at Sheffield The Hubs;'' 7:30pm

Winners of the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for 'Best Original Track', The Rheingans Sisters make bold, playful, innovative folk music that is anchored in traditions without ever being bound by them. Audiences across the world have been captivated by their performances, each one an authentic invitation to participate in an intuitive musical conversation between two musicians at the height of their powers. A life-time's deep learning of European traditions is carefully re-imagined to produce beguiling new music. Older musical landscapes shape new songs, asking irresistable questions concerning our own lives. Always creating space for spontaneity and surprise, instrumental pieces are wholly contemporary while drawing from the well of musical knowledge passed down through generations.

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The Rheingans Sisters

on Mon, 16 Oct 2017 at Sheffield The Hubs;'' 7:30pm

Winners of the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for 'Best Original Track', The Rheingans Sisters make bold, playful, innovative folk music that is anchored in traditions without ever being bound by them. Audiences across the world have been captivated by their performances, each one an authentic invitation to participate in an intuitive musical conversation between two musicians at the height of their powers. A life-time's deep learning of European traditions is carefully re-imagined to produce beguiling new music. Older musical landscapes shape new songs, asking irresistable questions concerning our own lives. Always creating space for spontaneity and surprise, instrumental pieces are wholly contemporary while drawing from the well of musical knowledge passed down through generations.

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John Craigie

on Mon, 16 Oct 2017 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

terrace cred.presents: Now resident in Portland Oregon, John Craigie emerged from his native Los Angeles music scene at the turn of the Millenium. With comparisons to John Prine, he has made his name through constant touring, from worldwide festivals to house concerts and musical collaborations - a true modern-day troubadour. He has a string of recordings and, with poignant, story-telling songs, John Craigie's live shows are filled with humour and a close rapport with his audience. He'll make you laugh and make you cry, all in the same song. 'Music is not about making you feel better it's about making you feel that you're not alone.' Brought to the UK by James Partridge of Blue House music (Wild Ponies / Rainbow Girls / Kim Ritchie / Marty O'Relly...) and unreservedly recommended if you've enjoyed any of those excellent artists. www.johncraigiemusic.com www.facebook.com/TheGreysPub

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Roddy Woomble And Band

on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 at Manchester The Deaf Institute 7:00pm

Having toured the world as the frontman of Scottish Indie giants, Idlewild, acclaimed songwriter Roddy Woomble recently toured the UK in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of his debut solo album, 'My Secret Is My Silence'. Now established as a leading voice in the thriving British contemporary indie folk music scene, this date is in support of his highly anticipated new album. More info at www.mrkite.org

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Ft. Marcus Malone + Lee Ainley's Blues Storm

on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

100 Club TUESDAY BLUES presents MARCUS MALONE + LEE AINLEY's BLUES STORM www.solidentertainments.com

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State Of The Union (boo Hewerdine And Brooks Williams)

on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

STATE OF THE UNION will return with their third album for Reveal Records in Autumn 2017 and a concert tour with selected Summer Festival dates. Combining the mercurial talents of English songwriting legend Boo Hewerdine and acclaimed American Blues guitarist and songwriter Brooks Williams, State of the Union create a magical, stripped back and enthralling musical atmosphere, their performances consistently brilliant, equal parts emotive and entertaining.

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The Rheingans Sisters

on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 at London Heath Street Church 7:00pm

Fiddle-singers Rowan and Anna grew up in the Peak District, surrounded by traditional music and encouraged to pick up the fiddle by their violin-maker father from an early age. Both professional musicians, Rowan is well known on the English folk music scene as part of hugely popular BBC Folk Award nominated trio Lady Maisery as well as for her work with Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band.She also composes for theatre and is part of the 'Songs of Separation' super-group alongside Eliza Carthy and Karine Polwart, amongst others. Anna lives in Toulouse, in southern France, where she is a much sought after fiddle player and teacher of french music traditions, in which she has fast become an expert, having just gained a 1st class diploma from the Conservatioire Occitan. As both sisters have also spent a significant amount of time studying fiddle music in Scandinavia, they pull a range of influences from both the northern and southern European fiddle traditions into their own compositions and arrangements.

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The Eskies

on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:30pm

Having been cast out, blacklisted, rejected and ejected from gentlemen's clubs far and wide, five dejected cast asides joined forces in what was to be their own celebration of commonality. Purveyors of music that meanders from sea soaked waltz to Italian tarantella, from Brassy funeral march-esque lament to weep along Klezmar knees up, from chain gang holler to rag time finger snap. Skipping through the dark side of anything that makes you want to dance, steeped in melodrama and usually with not a small amount of tongue in cheek. The Eskies have brought this unique brand of folk noir/gypsy jazz/sea shanty and swaggering stage spectacle to ballrooms and booze houses far and wide, sullying soirees and lowering inhibitions of get togethers and social occasions wherever they have ventured. Their debut album 'After The Sherry Went Round' is in shops now and is also available for download from iTunes

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The Fugitives

on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Described as 'the missing link between Leonard Cohen and The Pogues', they have been nominated for Best Vocal Group at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, Best Roots Album at the Western Canadian Music Awards, opened for Canadian folk icon Buffy Sainte-Marie and also played a slot at Glastonbury Festival in 2014. The Fugitives bring brilliant musicianship, top-notch song-writing, complex vocal harmonies and a funny, uplifting vibe to their live performances.

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The Basement Sessions.... Nina Fine + Elani Evangelou

on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT SESSIONS at Green Note is a monthly night, filled with brilliant up-and-coming artists that you need to hear. Set in the intimate Basement space within this much-loved venue, you'll hear the best of what the UK acoustic scene has to offer! -------------------------- This month featuring.... NINA FINE Nina Fine is a soulful singer songwriter from North London. Her raw, earthy vocals with a jazz infused flavour and piano bring a twist to the the London scene. Influenced by strong female singers such as Nina Simone and Regina Spektor, her thoughtful lyrics echo themes of delicate self-reflection and nostalgia. Due to perform at the final Secret Garden Party Festival, Nina has performed at Live at Leeds and has had her music played on BBC Introducing with Alan Raw. ELANI EVANGELOU Elani Evangelou is a singer-songwriter from Plymouth, Devon. Born into a family of musicians, namely 1950s Jazz singer - June Marlow [The Stargazers] - her vast range of influences, from Sarah Vaughan to Nick Drake, makes for a unique and eclectic live sound. At the age of 19, Elani has worked prolifically both as a session musician and live vocalist with artists such as Jon Gomm, Martin Barre [Jethro Tull], Joss Stone, Jon Moon [producer Amy Winehouse, Ms Dynamite] and most recently performed in the Parallax Orchestra & Choir live at The Royal Albert Hall with Bring Me The Horizon. In re- cent years Elani has taken the South West by storm, and continues to do so, performing live both as a solo act and with South West funk band Freshly Squeezed.

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Ben Savage & Hannah Sanders

on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Huddled round a single microphone, singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage are a folk duo that look & sound classically timeless, yet feel refreshingly unique. Fleetingly, they may evoke a memory of Gram & Emmylou, Shirley & Davey, or Gillian & David but their warm distilling of influences from both sides of the big pond produces a refined sound that is decidedly their own. An exquisite soundscape, which is the result of passion, precision and unbridled intimacy. An album to venerate.(R2 Magazine) Spellbinding Hannah and Ben were born to play and sing together.(fRoots) This is folk music for everyone a masterclass in proficiency, an exercise in individuality and a declaration of love of the folk tradition from both sides of the Atlantic. An exemplary, unique album.(Spiral Earth)

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Dave Peabody & Regina Mudrich

on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 at Southend The Railway Hotel 8:00pm

An evening of Acoustic Blues, Some Jazz and the Odd Oddity Featuring the legendary singer songwriter Dave Peabody one of this countries most respected and authoritative blues guitarists with a career stretching back to the British blues revival of the sixties. Voted Acoustic Blues Artist of the Year 3 times by the British Blues Connection and Blues In Britain Magazine. And classically trained Regina Mudrich who studied for 9 years at the Special School of Music University of Music Franz Liszt in Weimar, GDR

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Kadia

on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

Kadia are an acoustic trio from Bournemouth in Dorset performing a mix of traditional and contemporary folk songs, strongly rooted in the British folk tradition. They combine cello, fingerstyle guitar, 8-string ukulele and mandolin with three part harmony to create rich and uplifting music, interspersed with history and storytelling. The band are currently working on an EP of five traditional songs, to be released in April 2017. Kadia's debut album 'East of Alexandria' made The Telegraph list of top folk albums of 2015, where it was positively received as a record 'full of unexpected surprises'. It was also nominated for the Fatea Magazine Debut Album of 2015 award, alongside Stick in the Wheel and The Changing Room. The album has received positive reviews from publications including Shire Folk and Fatea Magazine, who wrote that this was 'an album of promises fulfilled'. Click the artwork above to buy online.

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Jess Morgan & Dan Whitehouse

on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Two of the UK's most talked about emerging songwriters tour together in October 2017, featuring sets from both artists as well as collaboration. Theirs is a striking musical partnership that started when the pair wrote and recorded songs for Dan Whitehouse's Reveal Records debut 'That's Where I Belong' (2016). In the same year Jess Morgan released her gorgeous new album 'Edison Gloriette' to widespread acclaim. These shows are a chance to hear fresh new songs along with favourites from both artists' catalogues and promises to be something really special. JESS MORGAN Jess Morgan is a songwriter's songwriter. Constantly touring, constantly writing. 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. This girl could rock out hard, just as easily as she can keep it folk. Be sure to add this one to your collection - MAVERICK Jess Morgan is, without doubt, one of the finest Americana singers in the UK at present. - FATEA DAN WHITEHOUSE Personal snapshots from the heart a fine songwriter MAVERICK ***** Wolverhampton-born Dan Whitehouse has spent the last year touring with label mates Eddi Reader, Boo Hewerdine and Kris Drever playing over 50 concerts and finishing 2016 with his own successful headline shows in London and Birmingham. In 2017 Dan will support Brooklyn's own Joan As Policewoman on her UK tour dates. Dan is singer/songwriter whose beautiful, classic sounding songs have been described succinctly as 'Black Country Soul'.

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Otway & Barrett - Forty Years On

on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 at Melton Mowbray Eastwell Village Hall 7:00pm

John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett are putting on a special, unique gig to 'celebrate' their appearance on The Old Grey Whistle Test on 18th October 1977. The performance has become the stuff of legends. They'll be re-enacting the original appearance exactly 40 years later as part of a special unique gig.

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Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton, winners of 'Best Duo' in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 are multi-instrumentalists, composers and arrangers in the vibrant and ever evolving Scottish traditional music scene. They have come together in an eagerly awaited collaboration to create their stunning new album 'Symbiosis'. Founding members of the musical powerhouse Treacherous Orchestra as well as playing with bands such as Old Blind Dogs, Salsa Celtica, Dougie Maclean, Shooglenifty, Zakir Hussain, The Levellers and Capercaillie, Ross and Ali produce an exciting and beguiling sound with an undeniable synergy forged from a lifetime of friendship.

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Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton, winners of 'Best Duo' in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 are multi-instrumentalists, composers and arrangers in the vibrant and ever evolving Scottish traditional music scene. They have come together in an eagerly awaited collaboration to create their stunning new album 'Symbiosis'. Founding members of the musical powerhouse Treacherous Orchestra as well as playing with bands such as Old Blind Dogs, Salsa Celtica, Dougie Maclean, Shooglenifty, Zakir Hussain, The Levellers and Capercaillie, Ross and Ali produce an exciting and beguiling sound with an undeniable synergy forged from a lifetime of friendship.

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Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton, winners of 'Best Duo' in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 are multi-instrumentalists, composers and arrangers in the vibrant and ever evolving Scottish traditional music scene. They have come together in an eagerly awaited collaboration to create their stunning new album 'Symbiosis'. Founding members of the musical powerhouse Treacherous Orchestra as well as playing with bands such as Old Blind Dogs, Salsa Celtica, Dougie Maclean, Shooglenifty, Zakir Hussain, The Levellers and Capercaillie, Ross and Ali produce an exciting and beguiling sound with an undeniable synergy forged from a lifetime of friendship.

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Pierre Bensusan

on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Leveret: 'inventions' Album Launch

on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Leveret return to Kings Place with Inventions (released 15 Sep), a new album of original material that brings their trademark groove, energy and intuitive playing to bear on a set of new tunes composed by the trio, three of today's finest tunesmiths in the folk field. 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. 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 English folk tradition has not always valued its instrumental repertoire as highly as some of our neighbours, and yet the tunes exist in their thousands in manuscripts and archives. For every tune in current circulation, there are dozens more that are waiting to be rediscovered, and Leveret's music has helped inspire a growing interest in instrumental music.

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Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Jess Morgan & Dan Whitehouse

on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Two of the UK's most talked about emerging songwriters tour together in October 2017, featuring sets from both artists as well as collaboration. Theirs is a striking musical partnership that started when the pair wrote and recorded songs for Dan Whitehouse's Reveal Records debut 'That's Where I Belong' (2016). In the same year Jess Morgan released her gorgeous new album 'Edison Gloriette' to widespread acclaim. These shows are a chance to hear fresh new songs along with favourites from both artists' catalogues and promises to be something really special. JESS MORGAN Jess Morgan is a songwriter's songwriter. Constantly touring, constantly writing. 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. This girl could rock out hard, just as easily as she can keep it folk. Be sure to add this one to your collection - MAVERICK Jess Morgan is, without doubt, one of the finest Americana singers in the UK at present. - FATEA DAN WHITEHOUSE Personal snapshots from the heart a fine songwriter MAVERICK ***** Wolverhampton-born Dan Whitehouse has spent the last year touring with label mates Eddi Reader, Boo Hewerdine and Kris Drever playing over 50 concerts and finishing 2016 with his own successful headline shows in London and Birmingham. In 2017 Dan will support Brooklyn's own Joan As Policewoman on her UK tour dates. Dan is singer/songwriter whose beautiful, classic sounding songs have been described succinctly as 'Black Country Soul'.

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Fara

on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 at London St John on Bethnal Green 7:30pm

Fara brings together four emerging musicians at the forefront of today's young Scottish folk scene, Jennifer Austin, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price's three fiddles and a piano, to produce a fiery sound rooted strongly in their upbringing among the music of Orkney.

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John Craigie

on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- the lovechild of John Prine and Mitch Hedberg with a vagabond troubadour edge. The Stranger The record opens with the shanty-like Dylan-meets-Prine number Virgin Guitar, which displays Craigie's talent for understated singing coupled with poetic lyrics. The Portland Tribune Craigie's latest, I Am California, is haunting, poetic, and just how a longing for California should sound. Draped in nostalgia and covered in memories, Craigie paints a beautiful homage to the Golden State, with the assistance of singer Gregory Alan Isakov. Impose Magazine If John Prine and Mitch Hedberg had a baby, the resulting product would resemble something very close to Portland, OR singer-songwriter John Craigie. Musically comparable to Prine, with the humor and wit of Hedberg, the humble, gracious, and hilarious Craigie is one of the best storytellers of our time. It's no wonder that Chuck Norris sends him fan mail, and Todd Snider brings him gifts on stage. The vagabond troubadour has charmed audiences in all 50 states and throughout much of Europe, with a DIY spirit seldom seen these days. While touring solo and with the likes of Todd Snider, the Shook Twins, Nicki Bluhm, and ALO, Craigie has taken the stage at festivals, sold out venues, intimate house concerts, center camp at Burning Man and even Gregory Alan Isakov's farm. Although based in Portland, Craigie's true home is on the road, and just like that he's on to the next town, playing and singing and telling stories to everyone who wants to listen. He'll make you laugh and make you cry, all in the same song. With a fan-base that is more of a continually-expanding circle of friends, John Craigie's true passion is connecting with people through shared experiences, stories, and song.

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, five star reviews and a feature in The Guardian; the voice and piano songwriting duo of Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow is regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo). Their latest album, Shadows has earned them a place in Mojo's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2016 for the third time (Silent June, 2010, The Hum, 2014) and their third BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nomination for 'Best Duo'. 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. A MOJO MAGAZINE TOP 10 FOLK ALBUM OF 2016 BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2017 'BEST DUO' NOMINEES 'England's answer to the McGarrigles.' (* * * * * The Guardian) 'Insightful, determinedly left-field angles on the human experience.' (* * * * MOJO Folk Album of the Month) 'Have Belinda and Heidi done it again? Certainly.' (* * * * * R2) 'Dense, complex, beautifully performed.' ( * * * * Songlines) 'A fine study of human emotion' (* * * * EDS) 'One of the most vital and experimental acts on the folk circuit and beyond.' (Folk Radio UK) '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, 6 Music)

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Chris Bannister

on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Own songs and covers (John Denver devotee) from local guitarist with an international reputation. Aspen, Colorado meets Hesketh Bank! Polished and professional.

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Gabriel Moreno And The Quivering Poets (album Launch)

on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 at London The Old Queen's Head 8:00pm

After 2 years of intense touring, collaborating, performing and creating, Gabriel Moreno and The Quivering Poets, launch their first joint album, "Farewell Belief." The LP features the songs of Gabriel Moreno, arranged and performed by talented, unique and fascinating musicians, The Quivering Poets. The album was recorded, thanks to a succesful Indiegogo campaign, in a prestigious studio in the outskirts of Figueras, mixed by sound guru Carles Punti and mastered by Amber Records. On the day, Gabriel Moreno and the Quivering Poets will perform the entirety of the album in an iconic London venue. The Quivering Poets are Gabriel Moreno on main voice and guitar Barbara Bartz on fiddle and vocals Pablo Yupton on electric guitar and vocals Pablo Campos on percussion and vocals Adam Beattie on Bass and vocals Sergio Contreras on trumpet Ricky Damiani on backing vocals Support will come from some of the most interesting modern poets in the London underground scene. Online: 10 pounds On door: 12 pounds

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Red Dirt Skinners

on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:00pm

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Rowan Godel

on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 at Croydon The Oval Tavern 7:30pm

Singer and song writer Rowan Godel has been described as an underground folk superstar and is one of British folk musics best kept secrets. Having worked extensively with some of the biggest names in folk today - Oysterband, Levellers, John Jones and Ray Cooper - she makes a first ever visit to Croydon to launch her own E.P. She will be joined on stage by Tim Cotterill (fiddle & mandola) and Benji Kirkpatrick (bouzouki, banjo and guitar). Although this event is free, we will be "passing the hat" to pay the artists. It would really help us know how many chairs to put out if you signed up for free tickets here at wegottickets.com/theukulele where you can also see the other exciting Autumn 2017 events we've got lined up.

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Pete Coe

on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

An outstanding veteran of the English folk scene, Pete's CV includes groups like New Victory Band, Red Shift and Bandoggs and a long-running duo with Chris Coe as well as solo work. He's an incredibly versatile musician (bouzouki, dulcimer, banjo, melodeon) and a strong, distinctive singer with a rich repertoire of traditional songs and a large portfolio of originals. Above all, he knows how to entrance and inspire a folk audience.

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Pete Coe

on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

An outstanding veteran of the English folk scene, Pete's CV includes groups like New Victory Band, Red Shift and Bandoggs and a long-running duo with Chris Coe as well as solo work. He's an incredibly versatile musician (bouzouki, dulcimer, banjo, melodeon) and a strong, distinctive singer with a rich repertoire of traditional songs and a large portfolio of originals. Above all, he knows how to entrance and inspire a folk audience.

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Richard Digance In Concert

on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 at Wokingham Emmbrook Sports & Social Club 7:30pm

In 2017 Richard will celebrate 50 years of entertaining audiences around the world. It is an honnour and pleasure to have him back at our club Tickets £15 in advance from the website www.wokinghammusicclub.co.uk

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Soundbox Presents: Chris Cleverley

on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 at Chester The Lock Keeper 7:30pm

Chris Cleverley is a beautiful songwriter and musician, and we're delighted to welcome him next October. Chris will play an acoustic set of original songs plus material from the British and American roots music on which he was raised. His playing is shaped by the complex techniques of guitar masters Nic Jones, John Renbourn and Martin Simpson, whilst his songs incorporate a fresh and innovative take on contemporary and traditional genres. From touring the UK festivals to sharing the bill with such notables as Martin Simpson, Spiers & Boden, Martha Tilston, and Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, Chris has stirred up a formidable word-of-mouth reputation and earned himself national press plaudits. Hear for yourself...(visit http://chriscleverley.com/media/).

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Forest Folk And Roots Present The Delta Ladies + Support

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

THE DELTA LADIES are multi-instrumental duo Vicky Martin & Diana Stone who perform regularly throughout the UK and France as a duo, trio, or band. The music, is an energetic mix of originals & cover versions with influences ranging through vintage New Orleans rhythm & blues, Americana, swing and rock & roll, to Bluegrass and American roots music. The Delta Ladies provide a distinctive brand of music that spans multiple genres seamlessly, and this particular quality is ever-present throughout Refugee. With Vicky Martin on vocals, guitar, kandela, lap-steel and bouzouki, and Diana Stone on vocals, piano and violin, this album provides ample opportunity for them to deliver a masterful collection of tunes. In terms of technical artistry the pairing doesn't disappoint and it's clear to see why the Delta Ladies have achieved several rave reviews for their live show. You can find out more about the Delta Ladies at http://www.deltaladies.com

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Forest Folk And Roots Present The Delta Ladies + Support

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

THE DELTA LADIES are multi-instrumental duo Vicky Martin & Diana Stone who perform regularly throughout the UK and France as a duo, trio, or band. The music, is an energetic mix of originals & cover versions with influences ranging through vintage New Orleans rhythm & blues, Americana, swing and rock & roll, to Bluegrass and American roots music. The Delta Ladies provide a distinctive brand of music that spans multiple genres seamlessly, and this particular quality is ever-present throughout Refugee. With Vicky Martin on vocals, guitar, kandela, lap-steel and bouzouki, and Diana Stone on vocals, piano and violin, this album provides ample opportunity for them to deliver a masterful collection of tunes. In terms of technical artistry the pairing doesn't disappoint and it's clear to see why the Delta Ladies have achieved several rave reviews for their live show. You can find out more about the Delta Ladies at http://www.deltaladies.com

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Saiichi Sugiyama Band

on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Acclaimed blues-rock guitarist Saiichi Sugiyama and his band are touring the UK in October 2017 ahead of the release of their new album. The band's single 'Melting Away' was described by Classic Rock Magazine as reminiscent of Free at their most powerful an emotional slice of blues-rock. Saiichi was delighted to persuade his long time hero, legendary Free bassist Andy Fraser who wrote the classics All Right Now and My Brother Jake, to perform on the track not knowing that it was to be one of Andy's last recordings. Sadly, Andy Fraser passed away in March 2015. Saiichi is an authoritative live performer praised by Moray Stuart of Blues In Britain for providing a cracking bit of air-conditioned Les Paul action. Sugiyama has been creating music that harks back to the halcyon days of rock and soul, 1965-1974, when blues bands were in the pop chart and all you needed was love. Potent and melodic, Saiichi's original material, with many songs written with Cream lyricist Pete Brown, is a standout in today's UK blues scene. It is what makes the band's live dates, in the words of Blues DJ Ian McHugh, a joyous, at once familiar and fresh experience. Sugiyama's 6-piece band will feature the soulful singer, Monica George (London Community Gospel Choir) on lead vocal, Ben Reed on bass, Mune Sugiyama on drums, Stuart Dixon on rhythm guitar and Sam Grimley on keyboards. http://saiichisugiyamaband.com

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Granny's Attic

on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 at Bristol Frenchay Village Hall 7:30pm

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Granny's Attic

on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 at Bristol Frenchay Village Hall 7:30pm

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Ranagri + Kadia

on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Double header of two of folk musics best live bands. Details soon.

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Treetop Flyers

on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Treetop Flyers, who won the Glastonbury Festival Emerging Talent Competition in 2011, are a three piece folk, americana, call it what you will, band from London. If your thing is the 70's West Coast sound then you're in for an absolute treat. The two and three part harmonies throughout are beautiful and complement each other perfectly, it's a lovely lush sound with lead singer Reid Morrison's voice giving them a wonderful soulful edge. But the last few years have not been kind to the band, it's been a case of needing to fall apart, in order to rebuild, and come back stronger; grief for lost parents, broken marriages, the near-death of a close friend and the loss of numerous behind-the-scenes personnel led to a prolonged period of upheaval. The making of their last, critically acclaimed, album, Palamino, provided the necessary therapy, bringing the core of the band closer together, and seeing them dragging themselves to their feet once more, bloodied but unbowed. Treetop Flyers have emerged triumphant from the most turbulent of times, as their spine-tingling live performances attest.

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Red Dirt Skinners

on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 at Cadeleigh Parish Hall 7:30pm

An evening of musical harmony and exquisite music from this international, widely acclaimed group, on their return visit to the South West. "A fantastic live band full of warmth and stories that make each track authentic with personal connection" Bluesdoodles 10/10 "The space where the vocals of Sarah and Rob Skinner meet features two tones existing as a single note". The Alternate Root Magazine "Close Harmonies don't come much sweeter" Classic Rock Magazine 8/10 "

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Martin Stephenson

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

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Sieben

on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 at Sheffield The Dorothy Pax 8:00pm

Sieben is the one-man, violin-looping work of Matt Howden. He beats, plucks, tickles and layers voice and violin. MJR Festival in Lithuania recently gave this rather nice description, saying Sieben is bringing us driving rhythms, vocals as intense visions and charming landscapes, loop by loop building a shining starway over the Abyss, to our dreams. Under his own name Howden releases instrumental works of varied styles; as 7JK, electronica meets violin and vocals; with rasp, looped cello and violin combine seemlessly, mixing ambience, mood, and just a little drive. http://www.matthowden.com/

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Nigel Maslyn Jones Live At Katies

on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 at Stourbridge Katie Fitzgerald's 8:00pm

Nigel Mazlyn Jones, acoustic guitarist and lyricist, is a veteran of the first wave of British acoustic warriors, along with Roy Harper, Nick Drake, John Martyn, Mick Softley and Mike Chapman. He returns to the front line after a five-year breather, invigorated and enthused, to bewilder and bemuse your singular and most excellent delight. Richard Allen, Shindig! Biography A veteran of the '70s acoustic music scene, NMJ weaves sounds and atmospheres with 6- and 12-string acoustic guitars and the kind of ecologically aware political commentary championed by his peers. Since 1976 he has been entrancing audiences on the live and festival circuits as well as on radio and TV. Nigel is the real deal, a battle-hardened survivor for his art, enthused, principled and still breaking the envelope. Well known on the UK festival scene, he has often toured UK and European major venues supporting the likes of Barclay James Harvest, Renaissance, Camel and Bob Geldof whilst collaborating with Steve Hillage, Banco de Gaia, Roy Harper, and Guy Evans of Van Der Graaf Generator, on various projects. Nigel has recorded eleven albums. His first two albums, the majestic Ship to Shore and the world-weary Sentinel, have been re-released and are rightly regarded as classics of the genre. His recent release Raft echoes his early work featuring 12-string dexterity to the fore embellishing some great tunes and poignant lyrics of hope, love, wonder and exasperation at humanity. Guest players include Guy Evans, drummer-percussionist with Van Der Graaf Generator, and Rog Patterson on fretless bass. Nigel loves the natural world and once worked in conservation with the great apes at Gerald Durrell's Wildlife Trust. Living near the Cornish coast natural influences are woven into his music creating an artistic reflection of the raft on which we all individually sail. As Nigel notes: Like this planet, rafts are fragile. Fri Sept 22nd No 8, Launceston / Sat 30th Sept Newport Memorial Hall Pembrokeshire plus Scene Red / Sat 14th Oct Shammick Acoustic unplugged Combe Martin, Devon / Thurs 19th Oct Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek, Staffs / Fri 20th Oct Katie Fitzgerald's, Stourbridge / Sat 21st Oct Hermon Chapel Arts Centre, Oswestry, Shropshire - Updates see www.nigelmazlynjones.com

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Dennis Ellsworth & Kinley Dowling Plus Ben Smith & Jimmy Brewer

on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 at Stoke-on-Trent St Lawrence's Church Biddulph 7:30pm

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Sam Green & The Midnight Heist

on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

A must see for fans of the John Butler Trio, Gomez, Jimi Hendrix Band of Gypsy's and Nirvana; Sam's virtuoso Lap slide, Electric and acoustic guitar playing are now partnered into a rock solid 4 piece line up with powerful songwriting and soulful, raspy vocals delivering the message of social equality, anti-capitalism and love in the turbulent year of 2017. There are as always, observational stories with in the songs tackling current affairs and making sense of personal troubles and triumphs told with humour, satire and positivity. 'Hill-Billy Beats and catchy choruses' Rapture Magazine 'A classic retro sound. Kicking out the folk blues jams!! " BBC Introducing

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Ol' Man Rhythm Presents Jake Vegas And The Black Diamonds + Guests

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

Jake Vegas and The Black Diamonds are a sweet rocking rhythm'n'blues band with a swinging soul.

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Rob Richings & The Black Feathers

on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 at Swindon Community Centre @ Christ Church 7:30pm

Rob Richings If second chances are for the lucky, singer-songwriter Rob Richings is one of the luckiest. Diagnosed in 2009 with what proved to be a near-fatal illness, once he beat it Richings decided enough was enough and it was time to get serious about his music. So after jacking in his decorating job, and now relatively healthy, it's time to make good on his promise to himself. I don't want my illness to define what I do, Rob says, but at the same time, that illness and the way I look at life now has made me a better songwriter. Born in Swindon, Rob moved to rural Ireland aged 11 when his mum received a job offer (Something in IT for a solicitor, I think I didn't take much notice.). His two brothers and sister thrived in the countryside, camping, rambling, swimming, just being kids in the outdoors. It was also where he discovered music. The Black Feathers The ability to write songs that are both modern and ancient is a rare thing. The product of an arcane art of weaving in traditional influences so thoroughly that they become the warp and weft of fresh creations. The Black Feathers, made up of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, are two such talents. They first became aware of the magic between them while collaborating on several musical projects, becoming The Black Feathers and life partners in 2012. Americana, Folk, and Acoustic Indie Rock sensibilities coexist comfortably in their musical world, with Hughes' guitar work buoying the kind of harmonies often only heard in family bands.

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Boo Hewerdine

on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 at Lewes The Con Club 8:00pm

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 God Bless The Pretty Things (Reveal Records 2009). Not that Hewerdine has been inactive, far from it, the period has been the most productive of his career. Boo wrote Radio Ballads for the BBC's Olympic and recent Child Migration series. Elsewhere new songs were commissioned for art galleries and museums, including the Beneath The Dark Cloth project at the Met in New York. There has been a huge array of writing and producing with both established and upcoming artists and 'passing something on' to budding writers via his much loved songwriting workshops. Boo spent three years writing a daily blog which lead to podcast fun with that staff of The WORD (RIP) and invitations to join Radio broadcasts such as The Verb (BBC Radio 3) and a moment of personal satisfaction when his work was included in the radio round up Pick Of The Week on BBC Radio 4. A chance meeting with American guitarist Brooks Williams one snowy night in Ely lead the pair to form State Of The Union (a duo who's sound is simple, vibrant and alive, contemporary songs wrapped up in old time blues and country soul. State of The Union have recorded and released two albums and an EP, in quick succession, live in the studio with engineer Mark Freegard, the duo appeared on BBC1 TV Andrew Marr show performing their cover of Pet Shop Boys Rent. 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. His every day continues to be full of music and he has waited patiently to tell some older personal stories that will feature on his new May 2016 released Born EP and forthcoming Swimming In Mercury album (due September 2nd on Reveal Records). Hewerdine says I felt like I had to wait for the right time to tell some old stories, working on the Best of compilation My Name In Brackets and finding the Open recordings took me back a little, each song a placed me in a memory. I soon realised I had to go further and revisit the time when I was first making music. Taking the bus down to Rough Trade in London with my demo tape Julia, playing cheap guitars with broken strings. For Swimming In Mercury and Born I have used instruments I've not used for years. The process has been more akin to when I was starting out in an indie band. I used my father's old beat up piano and I wrote some songs with my son, Ben which was great. The lyrics came fast, I trusting my pen. 'There was West Side Story A Minuteman was flying New elements half dying Catch 22′ (The Year That I Was Born) It blows my mind that I still have the opportunity to make music, that I have a voice and that there are people who want to hear and release it. Time is precious and this is the music that I needed to make.

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Adriano Sangineto

on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 at Ryde Methodist Church 6:30pm

Harp on Wight Festival event

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Adriano Sangineto

on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 at Ryde Methodist Church 6:30pm

Harp on Wight Festival event

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Heg & The Wolf Chorus

on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Hailing from Bristol, Heg & The Wolf Chorus has been born out of Heg Brignall's story-inspired songwriting. They create theatrical, original folk which draws inspiration from fairy tales and the twisted roots of Heg's family tree, taking the listener on a journey from Grimm's fantastical forests, across the stormy Atlantic to the black, dangerous coal mines of Illinois and far beyond. In 2014 the band was nominated for Bristol Folk Festival's Isambard Folk Award and their trilogy of EP's (produced by Gareth James Bailey) received critical acclaim, putting the band firmly on the folk map. The title track from the first EP Giant was nominated for 'Song of the Year' in the Fatea Magazine Awards 2014. The sea-themed EP A Tale of Sailors, the second release, followed triumphantly in Giant's footsteps and was awarded 'Single of the Year' by BBC Merseyside's Folkscene show. The final release, Rain, which completed the trilogy came out in 2015 and was heralded by fRoots Magazine as "inventive piano and string arrangements and exquisite vocal harmonies." During this time the band supported Moulettes, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, The Lucy Ward Band, Bridie Jackson & The Arbour and Gilmore & Roberts on tour and had a successful season of UK festivals climaxing in a showcase performance with fRoots Magazine at Sidmouth Folk Week. The songThree Sailors was included on the highly regarded fRoots magazine summer compilation.

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Roy Bailey At Hathersage Day Of Folk

on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 at Hathersage Memorial Hall 12:30pm

A new event for Hathersage, a Day of Folk.

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Roy Bailey At Hathersage Day Of Folk

on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 at Hathersage Memorial Hall 12:30pm

A new event for Hathersage, a Day of Folk.

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Mr Grumpy's Ceilidh Band At Hathersage Day Of Folk

on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 at Hathersage Memorial Hall 7:30pm

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Mr Grumpy's Ceilidh Band At Hathersage Day Of Folk

on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 at Hathersage Memorial Hall 7:30pm

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Andy Twyman - One Man Blues And Comedy Band

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

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

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Hunter Musket

on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 at Water Yeat Village Hall 7:30pm

Hunter Muskett made a lot of friends when they performed at the village hall in 2106 and we are very pleased to welcome them back. This time they will be promoting their new CD, "Unafraid and Sober". Originally formed in 1969, the group reunited in 2010 and have been getting together twice a year since then to perform both old and new material, mostly penned by brilliant songwriters Terry Hiscock and Doug Morter (also of Magna Carta). The four piece group have their own individual style of music and are guaranteed to entertain with their lively repartee. This is an event not to be missed! Cabaret style seating. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. Water Yeat Village Find us off the A5084 to Coniston Sat.Nav. post code LA12 8DJ Doors open 7.30pm

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Ealing Rhythm And Blues

on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 at London Ealing Club 7:00pm

The Ealing Club is a bit of a legend in British rhythm and blues. This is where Alexis Korner got going. This is where the Rolling Stones first played together in the classic line-up. This is where The Who did their first gigs. The Animals, Cream, Rod Stewart, Manfred Mann - they all played here. The original club closed a while ago but the venue survived through various changes of name. The whole area is up for redevelopment, though, making this one of your last chances to see proper British rhythm and blues in a legendary venue. On the bill: **THE ROBERT J HUNTER BAND** - Dirty rhythm and blues from the depths of Alderney. Robert J. Hunter and his band combine his gruff and powerful voice with the wild thud of overdriven blues guitar to create truly unique original music. His powerful debut album, 'Songs for the Weary', received blues chart success and critical acclaim and the single release, 'Demons', reached number one in the UK iTunes Blues Chart. Robert has supported acts including Wilko Johnson, The Animals, Eddie & the Hotrods and HeyMoonShaker and has featured on the European and UK festival circuits. **THE BRONSONS** - West London cult rhythm and blues band The Bronsons died in 1985 and came back from the dead in 2013. Their sounds is rooted in Dr Feelgood, The Inmates, Lew Lewis, Nine Below Zero, and early on many of the songs came that route too. The new version has matured into a phenomenally energetic live show made up of 50% obscure classics and 50% original material. Expect Link Wray, existential anger and rockabilly girls. **THE WILBUR PROJECT** - A four-piece stripped down R&B band from Rutland, The Wilbur Project play a mix of original material and not-so-obvious covers. Inspired by Dr Feelgood, Howling Wolf, Little Walter, early Stones and The Inmates - all coupled with a DIY punk attitude - they come to Ealing fresh from supporting Dr Feelgood and Steve Hooker. **JJ SYMON** - Manchester born, Melbourne raised and Brighton based singer-songwriter JJ Symon reinterprets a mixed bag of influences into a raw, direct and thrilling concoction of alternative rhythm, blues and rock'n'roll. After a couple of years relentlessly delivering his spitfire-garage-folk-blues to London and Brighton audiences, his fifth album, Injured Ninja, was released this summer. The Ealing Club (The Red Room) 42A The Broadway, London W5 2NP Phone: 020 8840 3613

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North Dorset Folk Festival

on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 at Marnhull Village Hall 12:00pm

Back for its 6th year North Dorset Folk Festival is a the UK's smallest festival. 90 seats, 7 acts and wonderful food and a great bar.

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The Foxglove Trio At Wakefield Cathedral

on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 at Wakefield Cathedral 7:30pm

The Foxglove Trio seek out lesser-known traditional and contemporary folk songs and, with care and creativity, transform them into moments of breathtaking beauty. Join them at Wakefield Cathedral (where band member Patrick was a chorister for many years) as they tour their second album, Distant Havens. The album showcases the band's signature sound which is based on Patrick Dean's bold melodeon playing, Cathy Mason's intricate cello lines and Ffion Mair's clear, soaring vocals. A review of their debut album, These Gathered Branches, commented that the interest never wanes when listening to The Foxglove Trio (R2 magazine). The second album is also packed full of musical interest with the additon of tight vocal harmonies in both English and Welsh, guitar, whistle, percussion and even a second cello. The Foxglove Trio's intriguing repertoire and imaginative arrangements, which can be heard on Distant Havens, are presented with an infectious energy and an effortless charm. Their passionate live performances will captivate you and take you on a journey from subtly political contemporary songs to jaunty Yorkshire tales and soulful Welsh laments.

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The Foxglove Trio At Wakefield Cathedral

on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 at Wakefield Cathedral 7:30pm

The Foxglove Trio seek out lesser-known traditional and contemporary folk songs and, with care and creativity, transform them into moments of breathtaking beauty. Join them at Wakefield Cathedral (where band member Patrick was a chorister for many years) as they tour their second album, Distant Havens. The album showcases the band's signature sound which is based on Patrick Dean's bold melodeon playing, Cathy Mason's intricate cello lines and Ffion Mair's clear, soaring vocals. A review of their debut album, These Gathered Branches, commented that the interest never wanes when listening to The Foxglove Trio (R2 magazine). The second album is also packed full of musical interest with the additon of tight vocal harmonies in both English and Welsh, guitar, whistle, percussion and even a second cello. The Foxglove Trio's intriguing repertoire and imaginative arrangements, which can be heard on Distant Havens, are presented with an infectious energy and an effortless charm. Their passionate live performances will captivate you and take you on a journey from subtly political contemporary songs to jaunty Yorkshire tales and soulful Welsh laments.

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Buffalo Skinners

on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 at Finstock Village Hall 7:15pm

"They just got the crowd going and had a roaring reception. Astonishing." - Janice Long, BBC Radio 2 Performance at 7.45pm. Bar from 7.15pm. The Buffalo Skinners are a songwriting collective based in Sheffield. Their music stems from a shared passion for songwriting and singing in harmony. Kieran Thorpe plays Fender Rhodes Keyboard, James Nicholls the Violin, Peter Seccombe the Guitar, Miles Stapleton the Drums and Robbie Thompson, Bass. The band draw influence from 60's Rock n Roll, Folk, Blues and whatever else they've been listening to recently. Over the past six years the boys have shared highs and lows, personal space, and an ex-postal van across England, America and France. Most importantly they have shared their songs, with anyone willing to listen. Bob Harris, Steve Lamacq, Cerys Matthews, Janice Long and Dermot O'Leary have all been among them, and have in turn all played tracks from the first two albums on BBC Radio. This has led to endless festival appearances across the UK including Glastonbury, BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park, Boomtown Fair, Wilderness, Tramlines, Camp Bestival, the Cambridge Folk Festival

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Fairport Convention 50 Year Anniversary Tour

on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 at Ashill The Barn at Square and Compass 7:30pm

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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band Play Cafe#9!!

on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

Everyones favourite cosmic country blues trio return to Nether edge!!!

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Heidi Talbot

on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

Following the release of Here We Go, 1, 2, 3, the recipient of 2008's Indie Acoustic award and the multiple BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee, Heidi Talbot is exploring the idea of jumping, whether it's into new musical territories, new bands, new studio, new label, new family new everything. Her fifth solo LP plays to the tune of quiet skips and giant leaps. It crosses the ages, jumps into the unknown, traverses oceans and musical styles from folk, through Americana, to classic pop, and back again. The County Kildare singer-songwriter, who now resides in Scotland with her musical partner and husband John McCusker, is joined tonight at The Plough by Toby Shaer and Innes White.

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Andreas Tophøj & Rune Barslund

on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Witness two leading folk musicians perform an array of captivating tunes. Andreas Tophøj and Rune Barslund perform with violin, accordion and viola. The two Danes emerged from the folk scene formed arond the Academy of Music in Odense, and their sound is closely linked to Danish folk tradition. The duo combine their roots with the inspiration collected from residing in Ireland and the US, and from encounter with Celtic and Nordic musicians and cultures. Their repertoire is based on a compelling musical melting pot and mainly features original compositions, such as their track 'The Danish Immigrant', winner of track of the year at the Danish Music Awards Folk

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The Trouble Notes 'grand Masquerade' Ep Release Show With Guest Hugh 'blue' Jones

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

A night of Indie-Gypsy Fusion and sweet Blues at Jamboree with The Trouble Notes launching their 'Grand Masquerade' EP and Hugh 'Blue' Jones... In October 2013 The Trouble Notes went to Berlin and quickly became one of the city's most recognized street bands. Over the past two years the trio have developed a new genre of Indie-Gypsy Fusion. The group's musical repertoire developed as a soundtrack of their extensive travels - featuring the emotional melodies of violinist Bennet Cerven, vivid soundscapes of guitarist Florian Eisenschmidt and driving rhythms of percussionist Oliver Maguire. The instrumental ballads of The Trouble Notes have touched listeners from all walks of life and continue to garner critical acclaim. The band describe their new EP as dealing in "the paradox of our everyday life, as we're forced to hide our true selves from the social and familiar norms of society. Be it a political dissident lurking in the shadows of an oppressive regime, a daughter hiding her ambition from a patriarchal society, a son desiring to escape a career path encouraged by his family, or an adolescent terrified of the reactions of friends and family to his or her sexuality - the struggle of self-grappling with the decision to live a life of masked conformity or defiant individualism." Hugh 'Blue' Jones became a one man blues band while busking on the London Underground. He plays slide guitar and sings a mix of blues classics and originals.

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De Temps Antan

on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 at Presteigne Assembly Rooms 7:30pm

Éric Beaudry, André Brunet & Pierre-Luc Dupuis Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and a number of other instruments, these former members of La Bottine Souriante, blend boundless energy with the joie de vivre found only in Quebecois music.

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Savourna Stevenson With Steve Kettley

on Sun, 22 Oct 2017 at Ryde Methodist Church 6:30pm

Harp on Wight Festival event

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Savourna Stevenson With Steve Kettley

on Sun, 22 Oct 2017 at Ryde Methodist Church 6:30pm

Harp on Wight Festival event

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The Young'uns

on Sun, 22 Oct 2017 at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge 6:45pm

Doors 6.45pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £15 online £16 offline (cash or cheque in advance) £18 on the door The Young'uns have proved themselves a unique proposition writing and performing a cappella or subtly accompanied songs that tell it how it is alongside traditional songs from their native North-East and further afield songs of conscience, songs of warmth and wit, songs to provoke, songs to inspire. Renowned for their pitch perfect harmonies and rapid fire humour, their live show undeniably has the human touch. Always engaging, frequently heart-warming, they have built an enviable audience rapport. They are an act that truly takes the cliché out of the make you laugh, make you cry tag. Just two years after giving up their day jobs, Stockton Folk Club's star pupils have had a milestone year with the release of their third studio album Another Man's Ground, an appearance at America's Folk Alliance, collectively celebrating their 30th birthdays and racking up accolades including Best Group in the FATEA Awards and Best Live Act in the Spiral Awards. A decade of performance around the country, national radio sessions, more than 40 festival appearances (Cambridge to Glastonbury) and increasingly acclaimed album releases has delivered a gregarious, sharply honed, pull no punches act that clinched the Best Group trophy at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in Cardiff a hugely popular result that saw them beating off opposition including the mighty Bellowhead. Beguiling audiences around the world, they seamlessly switch from beautiful ballads to brilliant banter, from profoundly poignant songs to infectiously irreverent humour. This, combined with their passion for storytelling and commitment to maintaining the tradition of social commentary, has led to five star reviews, live sessions on BBC Radio 2, 3 and documentaries on Radio 4 as well as countless sell out shows and main stage festival appearances throughout the UK and abroad. In 2016, The Young'uns gloriously repeated their 2015 success at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards by picking up the Best Group award for the second consecutive year in front of a packed house at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The Teesside trio return in 2017 with an extensive October UK tour and an eagerly anticipated new album, 'Strangers', which is a collection of folk songs for our times a homage to the outsider, a eulogy for the wayfarer and a hymn for the migrant. The harmonies are glorious, the wit is waspish. The songs are powerful, the banter is relentless and the audience is happy. What's not to like? ★★★★★ Colin Irwin, The Guardian Magnificent destined to become hailed as national treasures before long ★★★★★ Maverick Strong songs of social commentary ★★★★ The Telegraph ★★★★ The Times One of he best live acts I have ever seen quite amazing at the top of their profession, performing with vim, vigour and utter integrity Mike Harding Incredibly moving..The Young'uns are life enhancers Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3 theyounguns.co.uk On the day of the gig - if unavailable to book online, there may be tickets available on the door, please check the website for updates.

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Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage

on Sun, 22 Oct 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Huddled around 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. Recorded in Toronto with award-winning Canadian producer David Travers-Smith (Ruth Moody, Wailin' Jennys, Pharis & Jason Romero) their album 'Before The Sun' captures all the intimacy of the pair's live show and delicately sets it to beautifully crafted soundscapes that rise and fall. The record features renowned guests from both sides of the pond, including Jon Thorne (Lamb, John Smith), Kevin Breit (Norah Jones, Rosanne Cash), Jim Causley and Katriona Gilmore (Gilmore & Roberts). 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 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. Nurturing an intuitive musical understanding and a love of the duet whilst touring, the pair worked up the collection of traditional and self-penned duets that formed the basis for 'Before The Sun'. Garnering a reputation as a captivating, unique live experience Hannah & Ben have hit the road hard since, undertaking a 26-date UK tour through autumn 2016, including support for Sarah Jarosz in London's Union Chapel before returning to Canada for tour dates with Oh Susanna! Following showcases at Folk Alliance International 2017 in Kansas City the duo has returned to the UK for tour dates through the Spring. 'This is folk music for everyone a masterclass in proficiency, an exercise in individuality and a declaration of love of the folk tradition from both sides of the Atlantic. An exemplary, unique album.' ★★★★★ Spiral Earth 'Spellbinding... Hannah and Ben were born to play and sing together' - fRoots (Nominated albums of 2016 in Critics Poll) 'An exquisite soundscape, which is the result of passion, precision and unbridled intimacy. An album to venerate' - R2 Magazine ★★★★★ 'Magical folk harmonies.A lovely album - Maverick Magazine' ★★★★

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Richard Smith

on Sun, 22 Oct 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Richard Smith started playing the guitar at age 5 and has never looked back. Focusing early on with the fingerstyle guitar of Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed, he began transcribing classical music, Jazz, the gypsy style of Django Reinhardt, bluegrass, ragtime and the blues to Sousa marches. Now a seasoned performer in his forties with thousands of performances worldwide to his credit, Richard has become renowned worldwide for his mastery of instrument and for his knock-out entertaining shows.

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Sam Carter

on Sun, 22 Oct 2017 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30am

Since being named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Sam has been stirring audiences from Camden to Canada, via an attention grabbing appearance on Later with Jools Holland and a dreams-really-do-come-true performance in a specially assembled band to back Richard Thompson at Shrewsbury Folk Festival. Described as 'the finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation' by Bellowhead's Jon Boden,​ Sam has toured the world, equally happy to perform intimate solo shows on acoustic guitar, on electric with a full band, or to collaborate with other artists. This Autumn, Sam embarks on a solo tour playing songs from his acclaimed third studio album 'How The City Sings'. 'Sam Carter is a brilliant guitarist and songwriter who combines the observational with social comment and personal reflection' ⭑⭑⭑⭑ Songlines 'A bittersweet folk-electric concept album' ⭑⭑⭑⭑ The Guardian 'A singer who can hold the audience spellbound all by himself' ⭑⭑⭑ R2

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Tim Penn & The Second Line

on Sun, 22 Oct 2017 at London Ronnie Scott's 6:30pm

Tim Penn & The Second Line are rapidly gathering a reputation as one of the top New Orleans R&B outfits around London. If you like Professor Longhair, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, The Neville Brothers, then this is one band you won't want to miss. In Tim's own words This is the blues, but with a great big smile on its face. Note: entry cannot be guaranteed after 9:45PM

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Maggie Holland At Walthamstow Folk

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

A rare chance to see this legendary songwriter, Maggies songs have been recorded by artistes including Martin Carthy and June Tabor and her song A Place Called England won the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Song a few years ago. She enjoys singing songs with meaningful words and has named her major influences as Bob Dylan, Al Stewart, Dave Evans, Leon Rosselson, Billy Bragg, Bruce Cockburn and Robb Johnson. A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Maggie Holland At Walthamstow Folk

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

A rare chance to see this legendary songwriter, Maggies songs have been recorded by artistes including Martin Carthy and June Tabor and her song A Place Called England won the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Song a few years ago. She enjoys singing songs with meaningful words and has named her major influences as Bob Dylan, Al Stewart, Dave Evans, Leon Rosselson, Billy Bragg, Bruce Cockburn and Robb Johnson. A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Robin Huw Bowen

on Mon, 23 Oct 2017 at Ryde Methodist Church 6:30pm

Harp on Wight Festival event

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Robin Huw Bowen

on Mon, 23 Oct 2017 at Ryde Methodist Church 6:30pm

Harp on Wight Festival event

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Sam Carter

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

Since being named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Sam Carter has been stirring audiences from Camden to Canada, via an attention grabbing appearance on Later... with Jools Holland and a dreams­really­do­come­true performance in a specially assembled band to back Richard Thompson at Shrewsbury Folk Festival. Since the release of his last solo album The No Testament Sam has toured the world, equally happy to perform on his own, with a band or to collaborate with other artists including a trip to Pakistan to work with revered South Asian classical musicians Sajid Hussain and Haroon Samuel; an appearance on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show playing songs co­written with Zimbabwean musician and former refugee Lucky Moyo; and closer to home as part of the all­star tribute tour The Lady: A Homage To Sandy Denny. In 2014 Sam teamed with Jim Moray to form False Lights, a band with the stated aim of updating the template of folk rock and making a joyful racket. Their 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominated album S alvor, released the following year, was praised from all corners ­ proving that people really were ready for traditional English songs played in a style that owed as much to Radiohead as it did to Fairport Convention. Sam's third solo album How The City Sings captures this fervently admired singer, songwriter and guitarist at his most passionate and moving. Recorded live to tape in the studio, the album was produced by Dom Monks (who worked with Ethan Johns on records by Laura Marling, Paolo Nutini and The Staves) and keyboardist Neil Cowley (Neil Cowley Trio, best known for his contributions to Adele's 19 and 21 albums). In addition to Neil, whose emotive piano lines were often improvised, the band includes fiddler Sam Sweeney (Bellowhead, Leveret and BBC Folk Musician of the Year) drummer Evan Jenkins (Neil Cowley Trio) and Sam's longstanding bassist Matt Ridley. How The City Sings features twelve songs that are at times affectingly intimate and at others brimming with righteous rage. As the album formed, Sam began to notice these songs were shot through with images and aspects of London. After ten years living in the capital it had become not only the backdrop but a central player in the parts of his life these lyrics detailed. Unconsciously How The City Sings became a way of processing where he was, in every sense.

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Ron Trueman-border

on Mon, 23 Oct 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Ron Trueman-border

on Mon, 23 Oct 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Mon, 23 Oct 2017 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow, are both from Yorkshire, and started song writing and performing together in 2009. They share a traditional Irish music background and family heritage. Since the release of "Silent Jane" and their first tour, they have won many awards and plaudits and a nomination as the BBC 2017 Folk Awards " Best Duo". Their Latest album Shadows has won five star reviews. Together their songs  make bold statements and leave a lasting impression. Belinda weaves magical accompaniments on the piano and together their voices work on the senses and emotions the textures and the message lasting much longer than each song.

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Maddy Prior

on Mon, 23 Oct 2017 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

A true legend of British music, Maddy Prior has built her career on exploring various musical avenues. Latest album 3 For Joy is no exception, a further exploration of the tradition that she loves. Together with new musical partners Giles Lewin (Carnival Band) and young accordion player Hannah James, Maddy returns to perform the music of England, the British Isles and Eastern Europe all delivered in her own unique style. 'Folky three join up for joyously beardless collaboration.' ★★★★ Q Magazine '3 For Joy is an exultant meeting of generations and traditions, but stamped with the strong musical personalities of each member.' ★★★★ Songlines

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Music Pei Showcase

on Mon, 23 Oct 2017 at London Water Rats 7:30pm

Music PEI present: Vishten, Irish Mythen & Dennis & Kinley A showcase featuring three artists based in Prince Edward Island, Canada For over a decade, Vishtèn has earned its place as one of the most respected bands on the international touring scene. The members of this driving trio are both powerful francophone singers and fiery multi-instrumentalists, fusing Acadian and Celtic genres with rock and indie-folk influence. Mythen is a globetrotting troubadour an Irish-born, contemporary Canadian folk artist who's been amassing accolades and achievements across several continents over the years. Her presence and charisma simply command attention, and regardless of where she takes the stage, she delivers a sonic and emotional experience that transcends language and location; that reaches the very core of what connects us. Ellsworth makes no secret that his songs are characterised by a kind of dark optimism that is informed by early influences such as Roy Orbison, Kris Kristofferson and Neil Diamond (he recalls singing Forever In Blue Jeans in front of the mirror while brushing his teeth as a child!). Kinley is one of the most sought after string players when a group decides to make an album, and she has recorded on over 50 records over the span of her career.

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Tristan Mackay 2017 Tour

on Mon, 23 Oct 2017 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:30pm

Two times no.1 iTunes songsmith Tristan Mackay, returns to Manchester ahead of recording his third album.

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Yolanthe Cornelisse

on Tue, 24 Oct 2017 at Ryde Methodist Church 2:30pm

Harp on Wight Festival event

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Claire & Sinéad Egan + Peter Mcalinden & Pete Quinn

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- London born, County Clare based fiddle player Claire Egan was born into a family of musicians and artists from the West of Ireland and has been immersed in the music from listening to the recordings of the Master musicians from the 1920's as well as the wealth of great musicians from Ireland living in London such as Bobby Casey, Bryan Rooney, John Carty and many others. She has been hugely influenced and inspired by fiddle player and teacher Brendan Mulkere in London. Claire went on to win several competitions as well as other prizes and awards including the Young Artists Award from the Irish Youth Foundation to assist with her studies including a Masters at the Royal Academy of Music, London. Her music is regularly heard on BBC radio, RTE, RnaG, and International broadcasts. She has played on several soundtracks and appeared on various television shows and recorded with various singer/songwriters, upcoming composers, ensembles and Orchestras throughout the world. Claire is also well regarded teacher and teaches internationally throughout the year including yearly festivals such as the Willie Clancy Summer School, Milltown, Co. Clare. Her solo debut album 'Turning Tides' was released to much critical acclaim on the Raelach Records label in 2015. Claire will be joined by her sister Sinéad Egan on guitar (who has recently released her solo singer/ songwriter album 'For You'). 'a quietly confident collection that comfortably casts a glance to both the past and the present, with nary a misstep in between'. The Irish Times www.claireegan.ie Peter McAlinden was born in London in 1960 to Irish parents hailing from Co Down and Co Cork. From an early age he was drawn towards traditional Irish music, an interest that flourished with the support and encouragement of his mentor Kathleen Murray, a native of Aclare, Co Sligo. Through Kathleen, whose home became a welcome haven for many a visiting Irish musician, he met numerous accomplished traditional players such as Seamus Tansey, Cathal McConnell, Bobby Casey, Raymond Roland and Tommy McCarthy, in this way imbibing the spirit of the music and developing a style with a Sligo flavour. In 1979 he won the Senior All-Ireland title on the tin whistle, followed by further wins in the Senior All-Ireland ceili band competition in 1988 and 1991 when he played the piano with the St Colmcille's Ceili Band. Peter released his debut Tin Whistle solo album 'Happy to Meet, Sorry to Part' in 2010 to much critical acclaim. Liverpool born pianist Pete Quinn (Artisan Row) performed on Peter's album and will join him in concert this evening. 'here's an album that will very delicately blow your socks off.' R2 Rock 'n' Reel ----- This concert is presented as part of the 19th Return to Camden Town Festival which runs from Tuesday 24th - Monday 30th October 2017, more information about other events here: www.returntocamden.org

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The Weather Station

on Tue, 24 Oct 2017 at Salford The Eagle Inn 7:30pm

The Weather Station is the project of Canadian songwriter Tamara Lindeman; folk music based in classic elements of songcraft melody, tension, meaning. On the acclaimed All Of It Was Mine, and follow-up What Am I Going To Do With Everything I Know, (both for You've Changed Records) Lindeman established herself as a songwriter's songwriter, earning accolades for her delicate, carefully worded verse, filled with double meanings, complex metaphors and rich details of the everyday. Lindeman's third record, Loyalty, was recorded at LaFrette studios, just outside of Paris, in collaboration with Afie Jurvanen (Bahamas) and Robbie Lackritz (Feist). It was released in May 2015 on Paradise of Bachelors (US/ Europe), Outside Music (Canada), and Spunk Records (Australia). The record received acclaim from Pitchfork, Uncut, the Guardian, The Globe And Mail and The Fader, and turned up on numerous year end lists. The record was number 1 on the Canadian folk college radio charts in 2015, and was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize. The Weather Station has blossomed from a mostly solo folk act into a strong live band. Since the release of Loyalty, The Weather Station has toured extensively in North America, Europe and Australia, as headliner, and also as support for Bahamas, The Mountain Goats, Damien Jurado and Basia Bulat. In the past six months, The Weather Station opened the Sydney Festival and appeared at festivals such as Pickathon, Hillside, Woodford, Winnipeg Folk Festival and Incubate. 'Plain but elegant, simple but intricate Her songs feel very much like attempts to understand and appreciate the world in spite of its bitter ills; like the most basic forms of folk music, a term Lindeman readily embraces, they come with intent and aim' Pitchfork This show is a co-promotion with Now Wave.

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Emily Mae Winters

on Tue, 24 Oct 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Award winning Folk/Americana singer songwriter and guitarist Emily Mae Winters headlines at The Kitchen Garden for the first time with her trio: John Parker (double bass) and Jasmine Watkiss (fiddle and vocals) . Hailed as having a voice that will stop you in your tracks, her debut album Siren Serenade produced by BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Ben Walker has received widespread radio play including on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show and BBC Good Morning Sunday with Clare Balding and has earned her a host of emerging artist award nominations.

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Turya

on Tue, 24 Oct 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Nicki Wells, the exceptionally gifted singer and songwriter behind TURYA, takes inspiration from Indian classical music, which she studied as a teenager. The name comes from Turiya, a Sanskrit word, meaning a state of pure consciousness, the silence one experiences after sound. This influence is echoed throughout her new single 'Falling'. Taken form her Nitin Sawhney produced debut album 'Ocean', TURYA's uniquely original sound fuses elements of Western folk, roots and pop with clasical Indian foundations. With influences rooted in her personal experiences, Nicki was born in South London, but grew up in the foothills of the Himalayas. TURYA's vocal and songwriting approach is a cultivated collection of melodies, combined with uniquely captivating, bittersweet and moving vocals. It's these elements that have shaped her 'Ocean' album. TURYA describes her unconventional background, and how it impacted on her music 'I grew up in Himachal Pradesh between the ages of 6 and 10, and just absorbed the sound, colours and culture of the region,' she explains. 'It was also very international we were with kids from India, America, Australia, Austria, all different parts of the world. Growing up with so many different languages and accents, I became very open to different ways of communicating. That's how my musical ear began to develop; listening to an array of different sounds and languages' Singing primarily in English, T U R Y A's music represents an artist who is vast in her range, and clear in her emotional appeal.

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The Blueswater Band

on Wed, 25 Oct 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

100 years of blues, 90 minutes to play it. From early delta blues to modern artists such as Jack White and Seasick Steve, Blues! plays the songs and tells the stories of the artists that have defined today's music. Featuring award-winning rhythm and blues band The Blueswater, the show was originally conceived for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and now tours across the UK. 2012 Spirit of the Edinburgh Fringe Award winner. 'Definitely a band to watch!' Blues in Britain Website: www.theblueswater.com Youtube: youtube.com/theblueswater Twitter: @theblueswater

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The East Pointers

on Wed, 25 Oct 2017 at London Water Rats 7:30pm

The East Pointers are three young men whose talent and penchant for traditional Celtic tunes of decades past greatly belie their respective ages. And while each member of the freshly formed trio banjoist Koady Chaisson, fiddle player Tim Chaisson, and guitarist Jake Charron is an accomplished musician in his own right, their recent union is a testament to their shared output being, to borrow a common adage, greater than the sum of its parts. The East Pointers' released their self-titled EP in October 2014. This 6-song collection carries a diverse mix of influences with an undeniable ability to get hands clapping, feet stomping, and bodies of all ages bouncing in harmony. The cousins Chaisson hail from Prince Edward Island, Canada, part of the sixth generation of a heralded legacy of fiddlers and folk musicians. Tim tours the world as a performer/songwriter with a pop and country-tinged take on contemporary folk, with Koady often at his side or supporting other touring trad acts with his banjo, bass, and six-string. Jake, on the other hand, is based in Ontario and has played guitar and piano alongside a laundry list of award-winning performers from around the globe. When Jake would visit PEI with any of his collaborators or the Chaissons were passing through Ontario on tour, a late-night kitchen party was sure to follow fiddles and friends, guitars and Guinness, banjos and bad jokes. As their trunk of traditional and original tunes some with an Irish influence, some Scottish, others rooted in the Maritimes started to fill up, the trio realized it was time to put some to tape and take them on the road.

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Christine Collister

on Wed, 25 Oct 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Heidi Talbot

on Wed, 25 Oct 2017 at Biddulph Town Hall 7:30pm

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Hunter Muskett

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Hunter Muskett is an acoustic/electric 4-piece playing distinctive original songs in a folky, bluesy sometimes Americana vein. Originally formed in 1969 they played at home and abroad until 1974 producing two, now collectable, albums: Every Time You Move with bassist Danny Thompson and the Keith Relf produced Hunter Muskett Since reforming in 2010 the band now tours again when schedules permit. A come-back album of new material, That Was Then This Is Now drew excellent reviews as has their latest CD Unafraid and Sober. Reviews: Every Time You Move (re-release Cherry Red Records, 2009):  '..an underground gem.' Jan Zarebs, Record Collector Magazine  ' masterly skirts the boundaries of baroque pop and folk-rock' Rolling Stone That Was Then This Is Now (Limefield 2013)  'unpretentious, classymuch better than it has any right to be' Colin Harper (biographer of Bert Jansch), The Afterword  'one band that doesn't have to stand on past glories' Record Collector Magazine  'sunny and grin-inducing..' fRoots Unafraid and Sober (SPC 2017)  .... fine guitar solos, mature arrangementsan enchanting album' Allan Wilkinson, Northern Sky  great songwriting, lush harmonies, superb musicianship. remarkable that a band can get back together after forty years and produce an album so fresh and relevant to today.' Peter Cowley, FATEA Magazine  good stuffnice to have them back' Mike Harding podcast #225

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James Hickman & Dan Cassidy

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

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Wild Ponies

on Wed, 25 Oct 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Although they're based in Nashville, Wild Ponies have always looked to Southwest Virginia where bandmates Doug and Telisha Williams were both born and raised for inspiration. There, in mountain towns like Galax, old-time American music continues to thrive, supported by a community of fiddlers, flat-pickers, and fans. Doug and Telisha took some of their favorite musicians from Nashville (Fats Kaplin, Will Kimbrough, Neilson Hubbard and Audrey Spillman) and met up with revered Old-Time players from Galax, Virginia (Snake Smith, Kyle Dean Smith, and Kilby Spencer) to produce 2017's Galax, a stripped-back album that nods to the band's history while still pushing forward.

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Tristan Mackay 2017 Tour

on Wed, 25 Oct 2017 at London St Pancras Old Church 7:30pm

Two times no.1 iTunes songsmith Tristan Mackay returns to London's most unique venue ahead of his third album.

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The Breath

on Wed, 25 Oct 2017 at Manchester The Deaf Institute 7:00pm

The Breath is Stuart McCallum (ex-guitarist of The Cinematic Orchestra), Irish singer Rioghnach Connolly and McCallum's fellow Cinematic alumnus pianist John Ellis, along with drummer Elliot Bennett. Born out of Manchester's fertile music scene they mix Irish folk influences with mesmerising guitar riffs, anthemic themes and powerful hooks. Connolly's soulful vocals are interwoven into the electronic fabric of McCallum's distinctive sound-world. In turns hypnotic, lush, powerfully raw and raucously punchy, their songs entrance, uplift and break your heart as The Breath conjure a kaleidoscope of sound that perfectly frames Connolly's raw songs and soul cleansing vocals. Drawing on the influences of traditional Irish folk song, Connolly's original lyrics pour forth from her own life in a torrent of meaning. She sings songs of birth and death, woman's rights, first love, the call of motherhood, the death of men at sea and post-colonial wrongs. All delivered with compelling emotional honesty and a raw urgency as McCallum, Ellis and Bennett delve deeply into the spaces between rock, ambient, folk and jazz to deliver a powerfully hypnotic accompaniment that moves from chilled soundscapes to rocking anthems. Recorded in Manchester and at Real World Studios and mixed by sound guru Tchad Blake, The Breath's debut album Carry Your Kin was released on Peter Gabriel's Real World Records in April 2016. 'Contemporary folk meets Bat for Lashes' Jazzwise 'An affecting blend McCallum provides the grandeur and artifice and Connolly the intimacy and purity' Uncut This is a 14+ show. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Ben Poole

on Wed, 25 Oct 2017 at Brighton Latest Music Bar 8:00pm

The Time Has Come tour with the Ben Poole Band

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Steve Pledger

on Thu, 26 Oct 2017 at North Shields Percy Park Rugby Club 7:30pm

Born in Cambridge, England on 21st November 1971, Steve grew up in the nearby market town of St Neots. From a very early age, one constant in his life has been music: a love for it, a need to express himself through it and - in more recent times - the opportunity to share his own songs with a growing, wider audience. His musical influences are many, varied and not always obvious. They include - in no particular order - Graham Parker, Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam, Rush, Sam Cooke, Martyn Joseph, Van Morrison, Ryan Adams, Don McLean, Elvis (both of them) and Bruce Springsteen. Add to this a liking for most musical styles - when executed well - and it would be fair to say that he has a wide spectrum of influences informing his own distinct style and approach. Steve's début album, '14 Good Intentions', was released on 9th July 2012. Featuring 16 songs, (there are 2 bonus tracks) the album shifts between fragile reflections on love and loss to blistering protest, social commentary and more besides. The follow up to '14 Good Intentions' was released on 2nd April 2015. 'Striking Matches InThe Wind' features 12 self-penned songs, including the deeply moving Friends & Fathers. The album features Tanya Allen on fiddle and the talented, ubiquitous Lukas Drinkwater on double bass and guitar. Tanya and Lukas also both appear on Steve's latest album, 'Somewhere Between'. Launched in November 2016 in the spectacular setting of Dunster Castle 'Somewhere Between' has received great critical acclaim and in January 2017 won both FATEA's Album Of The Year 2016 and FolkWord's Best Album from a Male Artist Awards. Engaging as his recordings are, it is as a live artist that Steve excels; his performances as compelling and thought-provoking as they are refreshingly and beguilingly honest. Come and hear for yourself a performer who is fast becoming one of the UK's outstanding contemporary singer/songwriters. Steve LIVE... 'Unmissable.' (FATEA)... 'Extraordinary!' (folking.com) 'Striking Matches In The Wind'... 'Rarely does an artist resonate with me on such a personal level. 'Striking Matches In The Wind' is an intense, emotional experience of the most inspired kind. A Frank Turner for the common man, perhaps!' Andy Barnes, Sonic Bandwagon 'Somewhere Between'... 'An album that casts Steve as a genuine protest singer, up there with the likes of Billy Bragg, Phil Ochs [and] Ewan MacColl'. FATEA Magazine

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Kelly Oliver

on Thu, 26 Oct 2017 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

It has been a wonderful start to 2017 with Kelly winning many awards including Fatea "Female Artist of the Year" Kelly has just travelled the country with Thea Gilmore, as tour support, and recently supported Barbara Dickson. Kelly has duetted with Luke Jackson, Will Pound, Ciaran Algar, Lukas Drinkwater and Dave Swarbrick, who had this to say Kelly has the vocal skills and an exquisite voice to boot. For one so young to have such a grasp of life's travails is unusual, I like Kelly Oliver's approach to the present and the past and I predict a glittering future for her Kelly is widely regarded as a 'rising star' and is unusual in that she plays guitar and Harmonica (is sponsored by Hohner). She brings 'folk' right up date. an emerging voice in British Folk.... a beautiful, pure voice' Bob Harris BBC Radio 2 delightful fresh new talent with a future take on traditional folk Chris Hawkins, BBC 6 Music Kelly Oliver, an artist who blends traditional values with hints of a bold, indie-pop sensibility The Times getting on everyone's radar' Spiral Earth

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Bella Hardy

on Thu, 26 Oct 2017 at London St John on Bethnal Green 7:30pm

Bella Hardy's latest album With The Dawn her first since being named BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer Of The Year in 2014 isn't just the latest collection of songs from this prolific and ingenious artist. The album is an account of one year of her life. Where previously Bella has adapted and explored traditional ballads and fables to tell her contemporary folk tales, the stories that inspired these songs are her own experiences: good and bad, happy or sad. With The Dawn is a more intimate and reflective album than before. Working with producer Ben Seal, the arrangements are more instinctive, more reactive, as befits the mind-set that informed the lyrics. Vivid brass gives way to lonesome piano; choral voices peal; banjos emerge out of beats and blips. Elements of the initial demos, sometimes recorded into a phone as the thoughts occurred, have been kept. Whatever instrument was nearest to hand was grabbed and deployed whenever and wherever (even on one occasion in the bath) giving With The Dawn its striking immediacy.

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The Blueswater

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

Venue Opens 19.00 Unreserved Seating

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Breabach

on Thu, 26 Oct 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Luke Jackson

on Thu, 26 Oct 2017 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

A unique, atmospheric and friendly venue with a fully stocked bar at reasonable prices. NUS entry: £4, available on the door. Music starts at 8pm. 5 minutes walk from Hillingdon underground. Free parking available. Visit website bit.do/uxfolk for how to find us.

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Luke Jackson

on Thu, 26 Oct 2017 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

A unique, atmospheric and friendly venue with a fully stocked bar at reasonable prices. NUS entry: £4, available on the door. Music starts at 8pm. 5 minutes walk from Hillingdon underground. Free parking available. Visit website bit.do/uxfolk for how to find us.

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Peggy Seeger "first Time Ever" Tour

on Thu, 26 Oct 2017 at Norwich Epic Studios 6:45pm

Peggy Seeger and Family 'The First Time Ever' UK Concert Tour Each first time ever is the last time that that first time ever will happen. The first time I die will be the last time I live. I was born joyful. This is the first and last time I will write my life. Peggy Seeger, from 'The First Time Ever: A Memoir To coincide with the publication of her memoir (Faber & Faber, Oct 5th) and accompanying CD, singer songwriter and feminist icon Peggy Seeger will take to the road this autumn for a 20-date UK concert and literary festival tour. At 82 she is the undisputed queen of folk and political song with a charisma that shines as brightly as ever. Concerts will feature Peggy and family members performing her and Ewan MacColl's most treasured songs from a career spanning over 60 years interspersed with readings from her memoir and plenty of whip-smart banter. Peggy has always had the ability to take an audience from laughter to tears and back again in the space of a few songs. Her memoir achieves the same in just a few paragraphs. Put the two together and it's guaranteed to be a memorable night. Peggy may be folk royalty, but there's nothing either reverent or nostalgic about this joyous and intimate performance The Guardian A memorable warm and charming evening of great music, family humour and grace. Irish World Glorious The Times Truly joyous Morning Star A magical evening Newcastle Chronicle An effortlessly intimate affair The Scotsman All wheelchair users please book directly with the Box Office. You can find all our shows on Facebook: www.facebook.com/oeplive. Please do take a look and Like our page.

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New Roots: Adam Beattie & The Consultants/ Ruth Theodore (4 Piece Band Show)

on Thu, 26 Oct 2017 at London The Old Queens Head;'' 7:30pm

7.30 pm Thurs 26 October, The Old Queens Head Islington N1 8LN Nearest tube Angel, 5 mins walk. Ruth Theodore and her 4 piece band onstage at 8.00 pm/ Adam Beattie & The Consultants onstage at 9.15 pm. Known for her quirky, insightful, poetic lyrics and insidious melodies, Ruth Theodore's songs, many based in her use of unconventional guitar techniques and tunings, has brought her great acclaim since the release of her 2007 debut, 'Worm Food'. Her new album on Aveline Records saw Ruth crossing the Atlantic to collaborate with Todd Sickafoose, best known for his work with Ani DiFranco and recent producer of two award-winning albums for Anais Mitchell..Ruth travelled and played her way through California and up into Oregon to work alongside a stellar cast of musicians including organist Rob Burger (Tom Waits, Willie Nelson), percussionist Mathias Kunzli (Regina Spektor, Lauryn Hill), and Violinist Jenny Scheinman (Lucinda Williams, Lou Reed). As Sickafoose notes; 'Ruth writes alternative folk and blues music but at heart she is a pure punk San Franciscan beat poet'. In June this year she performed at the iconic London Palladium, supporting and playing alongside labelmate Ani Di Franco. Extraordinary The Guardian ★★★★ Confident, assured and truly unique Fatea Magazine Truly original Her new album's a killer fRoots Occasionally recalling Kate Bush and Ani DiFranco, this is a beautiful, sad, wonderful LP MOJO ★★★★ Awarded a MOJO Top 10 Folk Album 2016 [an] impressive ability to excite audiences with her truly original, fascinating and thoroughly entertaining music.. a wealth of poetry, satire and pure, natural artistry. 'Cactacus' is a wonderful, captivating album. Folk Radio UK songs that are full of vitality. Quirky lyrics tumble out of her in a torrent, with angular melodies and inventive settings an excellent album of invigorating freshness and originality. Country Music People a beautiful voice, backed it up with amazingly accomplished guitar skills, songs of substance [her] lyrics are Dylanesque in scope and skill Red Guitar Music WATCH RUTH THEODORE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EUiYjza0ls Adam Beattie & The Consultants onstage at 9.15 pm. Scottish singer songwriter Adam Beattie released his fourth studio album 'The Road Not Taken' in May 2016 with a sell-out show at Hoxton Hall in London and a UK-wide tour. The album's minor ballads and moody blues with a dark twist draw upon the broad influences of Celtic folk, American blues, country and early jazz balladry. Beattie's beautiful melodies combine with thoughtful lyrics to tackle themes of life, love, death and hope. His exquisite voice and intricate guitar work fuse envelop you like a warm hug. His beautifully accessible songs are supported and extended into adventurous, thrillng new shapes by his extraordinary band 'The Consultants', featuring piano, guitar, double bass and drums. In December 2016 he was invited by long time fan Mark Rylance to perform at a Stop The War Coalition evening alongside Jeremy Corbyn and Brian Eno. "Carefully crafted...affecting songwriting with a dark twist" - Roddy Hart, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND "I'm blown away by that man's voice" Frank Hennessy, Celtic Heartbeat, BBC RADIO WALES Not a single word is wasted, unnecessary or throwaway...very impressive. FATEA MAGAZINE Warmly Intoxicating - FROOTS MAGAZINE Stands out as one of the rare few whose music has the depth to match the bohemian image Evening Express, Aberdeenshire WATCH ADAM BEATTIE & THE CONSULTANTS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8Fwxn0NZj0 New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves - for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. Website: www.newrootsevents.com New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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New Roots: Adam Beattie & The Consultants/ Ruth Theodore (4 Piece Band Show)

on Thu, 26 Oct 2017 at London The Old Queens Head;'' 7:30pm

7.30 pm Thurs 26 October, The Old Queens Head Islington N1 8LN Nearest tube Angel, 5 mins walk. Ruth Theodore and her 4 piece band onstage at 8.00 pm/ Adam Beattie & The Consultants onstage at 9.15 pm. Known for her quirky, insightful, poetic lyrics and insidious melodies, Ruth Theodore's songs, many based in her use of unconventional guitar techniques and tunings, has brought her great acclaim since the release of her 2007 debut, 'Worm Food'. Her new album on Aveline Records saw Ruth crossing the Atlantic to collaborate with Todd Sickafoose, best known for his work with Ani DiFranco and recent producer of two award-winning albums for Anais Mitchell..Ruth travelled and played her way through California and up into Oregon to work alongside a stellar cast of musicians including organist Rob Burger (Tom Waits, Willie Nelson), percussionist Mathias Kunzli (Regina Spektor, Lauryn Hill), and Violinist Jenny Scheinman (Lucinda Williams, Lou Reed). As Sickafoose notes; 'Ruth writes alternative folk and blues music but at heart she is a pure punk San Franciscan beat poet'. In June this year she performed at the iconic London Palladium, supporting and playing alongside labelmate Ani Di Franco. Extraordinary The Guardian ★★★★ Confident, assured and truly unique Fatea Magazine Truly original Her new album's a killer fRoots Occasionally recalling Kate Bush and Ani DiFranco, this is a beautiful, sad, wonderful LP MOJO ★★★★ Awarded a MOJO Top 10 Folk Album 2016 [an] impressive ability to excite audiences with her truly original, fascinating and thoroughly entertaining music.. a wealth of poetry, satire and pure, natural artistry. 'Cactacus' is a wonderful, captivating album. Folk Radio UK songs that are full of vitality. Quirky lyrics tumble out of her in a torrent, with angular melodies and inventive settings an excellent album of invigorating freshness and originality. Country Music People a beautiful voice, backed it up with amazingly accomplished guitar skills, songs of substance [her] lyrics are Dylanesque in scope and skill Red Guitar Music WATCH RUTH THEODORE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EUiYjza0ls Adam Beattie & The Consultants onstage at 9.15 pm. Scottish singer songwriter Adam Beattie released his fourth studio album 'The Road Not Taken' in May 2016 with a sell-out show at Hoxton Hall in London and a UK-wide tour. The album's minor ballads and moody blues with a dark twist draw upon the broad influences of Celtic folk, American blues, country and early jazz balladry. Beattie's beautiful melodies combine with thoughtful lyrics to tackle themes of life, love, death and hope. His exquisite voice and intricate guitar work fuse envelop you like a warm hug. His beautifully accessible songs are supported and extended into adventurous, thrillng new shapes by his extraordinary band 'The Consultants', featuring piano, guitar, double bass and drums. In December 2016 he was invited by long time fan Mark Rylance to perform at a Stop The War Coalition evening alongside Jeremy Corbyn and Brian Eno. "Carefully crafted...affecting songwriting with a dark twist" - Roddy Hart, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND "I'm blown away by that man's voice" Frank Hennessy, Celtic Heartbeat, BBC RADIO WALES Not a single word is wasted, unnecessary or throwaway...very impressive. FATEA MAGAZINE Warmly Intoxicating - FROOTS MAGAZINE Stands out as one of the rare few whose music has the depth to match the bohemian image Evening Express, Aberdeenshire WATCH ADAM BEATTIE & THE CONSULTANTS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8Fwxn0NZj0 New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves - for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. Website: www.newrootsevents.com New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Against The Grain

on Thu, 26 Oct 2017 at Kenilworth The Tree House Bookshop 8:00pm

Against the Grain will dazzle you with their stunning musical skills and exciting performances. Stirring the styles of West Africa, South America and Spain, Jo and Matt create an original blend of musical flavours to whet your appetite - from jazz tunes with spoons to original masterpieces on balafon, cajon and flamenco guitar. A unique sound with an infectious groove. Against the Grain enthrall audiences everywhere including main stage gigs at Towersey, Broadstairs and Sidmouth festivals and other headline venues.

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Chris While And Julie Matthews

on Thu, 26 Oct 2017 at Banbury Trade & Labour Club 7:30pm

While and Matthews play the trades Club as part of their 2017 Autumn tour. 7.30 doors - 8.00 show

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Jess Morgan And Dan Whitehouse Play Cafe#9

on Thu, 26 Oct 2017 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

Two of the UK's most talked about emerging songwriters tour together in October 2017, featuring sets from both artists as well as collaboration. Theirs is a striking musical partnership that started when the pair wrote and recorded songs for Dan Whitehouse's Reveal Records debut 'That's Where I Belong' (2016). In the same year Jess Morgan released her gorgeous new album 'Edison Gloriette' to widespread acclaim. These shows are a chance to hear fresh new songs along with favourites from both artists' catalogues and promises to be something really special. Jess Morgan This girl could rock out hard, just as easily as she can keep it folk. Be sure to add this one to your collection Maverick Jess Morgan is, without doubt, one of the finest Americana singers in the UK at present. Fatea Jess Morgan is a songwriter's songwriter. Constantly touring, constantly writing. 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. Dan Whitehouse Personal snapshots from the heart a fine songwriter Maverick Five stars black Wolverhampton-born Dan Whitehouse has spent the last year touring with label mates Eddi Reader, Boo Hewerdine and Kris Drever playing over 50 concerts and finishing 2016 with his own successful headline shows in London and Birmingham. In 2017 Dan will support Brooklyn's own Joan As Policewoman on her UK tour dates. Dan is a singer/songwriter whose beautiful, classic sounding songs have been described succinctly as 'Black Country Soul'.

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Mat Walklate With Paolo Fuschi.

on Thu, 26 Oct 2017 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:00pm

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Jim Causley

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

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

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Jim Causley

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

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

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Kaz Hawkins

on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Boo Hewerdine

on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at Biggar Red Road Cafe 7:30pm

Boo will be on stage at 8pm

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Kelly Oliver (this Is A Oak Room Concert)

on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at Stony Stratford The Cock Hotel (Marquee Suite) 7:45pm

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Baka Beyond

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

STANDING GIG If there has to be a definition of world music, this is it! Andy Kershaw After seeing a documentary on Channel 4, Martin Cradick and his wife Su Hart packed a tent, tape recorder, camera, guitar and mandolin, and headed off into the forests of Cameroon. There they spent six weeks living, hunting, gathering and playing many hours of music together with the Baka Pygmies. From this experience came two delightful recordings, Heart of the Forest and Spirit of The Forest, which led to the birth of the band Baka Beyond. The rhythms of the hunter-gatherer Baka People from the Cameroon rainforest resonate with musical styles from all around the world. Baka Beyond use them to tie music from different genres together. Also carried in these rhythms and in all Baka Beyond performances is the sense of joyous celebration and inclusion that the Baka bring to all their music. The band brings musicians from different cultures and backgrounds together in a seamless celebration of the Global Village. After 21 years of touring around the world Baka Beyond's live show has evolved over the years. The current show includes a multi-media element. Videos from the Cameroon rainforest are projected behind the band, cleverly synchronised with the live music so that the Baka become part of the live show. It is best described in a review by Pete Taberner in the Bristol Post: Seeing and listening to their current live performance [Baka Beyond] transports you right into the life of the people whose music they celebrate. Projected onto a large oval screen behind the musicians scenes of forest life provide the perfect backdrop to the music. Gentle percussion and reedy sounds are used to evoke the dawn and the awakening insect and bird life. Vocalists Su and Ellie recreate the wordless sounds of the forest creatures. It was impossible to resist the relentlessly upbeat nature of the music. There were big smiles on screen, on stage, and in the audience as the music progressed to a final grand dance with everyone standing and moving to the intoxicating rhythm. Baka Beyond members still regularly visit the Baka in Cameroon, returning royalties earned by their music and helping them use the money for community development projects through the charity they set up, Global Music Exchange. Baka Beyond are not recreating other people's music. They use the spirit of the Baka's music to present their own musical heritage, whether the Rhumba rhythms of Kibi's native Congo, or the Celtic melodies of Martin's Cornish/Welsh heritage, seamlessly combined as can be heard in their latest album, After the Tempest, Baka Beyond's eighth studio album, released in Spring 2014. Baka Beyond's live show includes song, dance, percussion, musical virtuosity, videos and big smiles all round. www.bakabeyond.net/ www.youtube.com/bakabeyond Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bakabeyon Twitter: @bakabeyond Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/baka-beyond

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Return To Camden: Noel Hill + Artisan Row

on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

This double bill concert is presented as part of the 19th Return to Camden Town Festival. Few musicians in any field achieve a position where audiences and experts agree on their pre-eminence and mastery of an instrument, Noel Hill's virtuosity has firmly established him as the defining Irish concertina player of our time. Noel's third solo album Irish Concertina 3, released in 2017, was recorded live in New York. His recording credits stem back to his iconic 1970s recording with Tony Linnane (fiddle) and Alec Finn (bouzouki). He has toured worldwide including Europe, USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong and Australia. The four members of Artisan Row have been important musicians on London's traditional/folk circuit for nearly 20 years, featuring Conor Doherty (guitars/ vocal), Elma McElligott (sax, flute, whistle), Pete Quinn (piano) and Karen Ryan (banjo, mandola, fiddle, whistle). In 2017, they will release their debut album Wind Winds. returntocamden.org | noelhill.com

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Breabach & Ross And Ali

on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at London St John on Bethnal Green 7:30pm

Best Duo in the 2017 BBC Folk Awards, Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton, internationally recognised multi-instrumentalists, composers and arrangers in the vibrant and ever evolving Scottish traditional music scene, have come together in an eagerly awaited collaboration to create their stunning new album 'Symbiosis'. Ross and Ali have a long history of shared musical roots from their days with the Vale of Atholl pipe band, at the age of 12. They were mentored by one of the most innovative pipers in the last 30 years, the late great Gordon Duncan. Gordon sparked a deep passion in Ross and Ali for playing pipes with other instruments and they went on to be founding members of the musical powerhouse Treacherous Orchestra as well as playing with bands such as Old Blind Dogs, Salsa Celtica, Dougie Maclean, Shooglenifty, Zakir Hussain, The Levellers and Capercaillie. Walking away with the accolades 'Folk Band of the Year' and 'Album of Year' at the 2016 Scots Trad Music Awards was the perfect way to round off an exciting year for Scottish contemporary-folk group Breabach. Now 2017 sees them nominated 'Best Group' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and they are back out on tour showcasing an increasingly mature sound and live performance, whilst simultaneously building their international recognition on the world and roots music scene as one of the UK's most dynamic and exciting bands.

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Reg Meuross

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

Reg Meuross has that rare gift of being able to touch people through his songs and performance, on a really human level. His words and music paint pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung. One of the most talented storytellers of our generation Pennyblack Music Powerful and moving songwriting Martin Chilton, The Telegraph A mighty songwriter and an equally fine singer Martin Carthy Reg is supported by Ed Mortimer, he of Take Thackery fame.

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Fairport Convention Golden Anniversary Tour At The Music At Stow Festival

on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at Stow-on-the-Wold St. Edward's Church 7:30pm

Fairport Convention : Golden Anniversary Tour Fairport Convention formed in 1967 and are widelyregarded as a key groupin the English folk rock movement.Individually and collectively the members of Fairport Convention have received numerous awards recognisingtheir contributions to music and culture.In this year of 2017, incredibly they celebrate their 50th anniversary, and we are so pleased that they have wanted to make a return visit to Music at Stow. An enjoyable evening is in store! http://fairportconvention.com Free parking in Stow Square after 6PM

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Blair Dunlop With Special Guest Brooke Sharkey

on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Blair Dunlop has been writingand writingand writing! Collaborating with his trusted writing partners of Dave Burn (AHAB), Gita Langley and Ed Harcourt, who will also be producing Blair's next album, Blair has compiled a new collection of songs already being billed as the modern Heartbreaker. He is now locked in the studio with producer and collaborator Ed Harcourt and will release his new album in early 2018. October will see the first unveiling of this new material with 'The 4 Walls Tour' and a supplementary EP to support the tour featuring 3 new songs from the forthcoming album. Following a busy period in 2015/16 Blair retreated to write the new collection. The singer-songwriter released his third full-length album, 'Gilded', to rave reviews and embarked on a UK headline tour. Along with his Glastonbury Festival debut - where he performed on the Acoustic Stage - Blair has had a busy summer on the festival circuit, including appearances at Bluedot, Cornbury and How The Lights Get In. Both singles from the album, 'The Egoist' and '356' (both produced by Harcourt), were successfully playlisted by BBC Radio 2 over the summer of 2016 and the producers at Radio 2 are eagerly awaiting the new offering. Blair's career continues to go from strength to strength. He has won awards, toured all over the UK and overseas, collaborated with a variety of writers and musicians, moved to London and set up his own record label (Gilded Wings Records), all of which have informed, and are reflected in, his mature and astute musical musings. The Guardian described him as an increasingly adventurous songwriter, and it rings even truer now. Blair has the confidence and experience to make the music he has always wanted to. Blair is looking forward to heading to Australia next year for a tour and festival appearances and will be touring America later in 2018 following a successful debut at Folk Alliance 2017 in Kansas. 'Blair Dunlop is a cult hero, an artist whose work is adored by those who come across it.' - CLASH MUSIC 'Dunlop is a storyteller and can build a whole world in a matter of a few minutes' - MAVERICK 2016 'Songs of the conscience, the heart, the human spirit and the lousy Manchester weather. Sounds like pure gold to me' - FOLKING.COM 'Blair's lyrics are at times reminiscent of a person who has lived a full and interesting life, yet this man is still in the early stages of his life and career. It does beg the question just how far can he go? I would suggest possibly stratospheric' - FATEA Special Guest: Blair will be joined on the tour by 'special guest' Brooke Sharkey who featured in The Guardian's FUTURE 50 (Nov 2016) 'The sparse fragility of Sharkey's music and her intimate delivery mean that it gives up its charms slowly, but very surely. ' A perfect match for Blairwe thought!

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Wild Ponies

on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:00pm

DOUG & TELLISHA POP INTO HIGH WYCOMBE, AS PART OF THEIR UK TOUR TO PROMOTE THEIR NEW RELEASE. MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

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Hughie Jones

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

Hughie was a founder member of The Spinners, arguably the most popular and widely-known English folk group of the '60's prior to the emergence of folk-rock. The Liverpool foursome had a weekly TV programme that introduced many to the burgeoning folk club scene and they released a series of best-selling albums on the major Phillips Record label. When The Spinners finally called it a day they each went their separate ways. Hughie continued singing. Today he still runs a weekly folk club, performs at Maritime Festivals around the world and continues to record albums of songs about the sea and his native Liverpool. His repertoire comprises some of his own songs, songs by well-known and lesser known writers plus numerous well tried traditional favourites. Nearly all involve a chorus so come in good voice.

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Hughie Jones

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

Hughie was a founder member of The Spinners, arguably the most popular and widely-known English folk group of the '60's prior to the emergence of folk-rock. The Liverpool foursome had a weekly TV programme that introduced many to the burgeoning folk club scene and they released a series of best-selling albums on the major Phillips Record label. When The Spinners finally called it a day they each went their separate ways. Hughie continued singing. Today he still runs a weekly folk club, performs at Maritime Festivals around the world and continues to record albums of songs about the sea and his native Liverpool. His repertoire comprises some of his own songs, songs by well-known and lesser known writers plus numerous well tried traditional favourites. Nearly all involve a chorus so come in good voice.

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Marcus Bonfanti & The Delta Duo

on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MARCUS BONFANTI is an award winning singer, guitarist & songwriter from London and the new guitarist & singer of legendary British Rock & Roll band Ten Years After. He has also fronts The Ronnie Scott's Blues Explosion at their monthly residency now into it's fifth year at the prestigious London venue. A twice winner of the British Blues Award for Best Acoustic Performer and Best Songwriter as well as countless nominations in other categories, Bonfanti has toured the world with many artists as well as his own band and released 3 critically acclaimed albums in a his so far short but successful musical career. He has worked with Ginger Baker, Van Morrison, PP Arnold, Shuggie Otis, Ronnie Wood, Joe Louis Walker, Eric Burdon and many other legendary musicians. Known for his deep powerful vocal style and ability to combine many different guitar styles to create his own, Bonfanti's solo acoustic show consists of music by all the great artists that have influenced his unique solo sound. Tonight he presents a special intimate show especially for the Green Note Basement with Jihad Darwish joining him on Upright Bass Expect songs by Muddy Waters, Josh White, Big Bill Broonzy, Robert Johnson, Ray Charles, Mississippi John Hurt, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal and many more. Utterly spellbinding The Times The next British blues guitar hero The Guardian

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at Leeds The New Headingley Club 8:00pm

8 - 11pm The New Headingley Club, 56 St. Michael's Road, Leeds LS63BG £11 + booking fee

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Trio Dhoore

on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at Maidstone The Bowerhouse 7:30am

Trio Dhoore Are a young band of monstrously musical brothers from Flanders. Championed by fRoots magazine, their first appearance in the UK at Sidmouth Folk festival this summer was a rip-roaring success, swiftly followed by universally-applauded shows at Homegrown Festival/EfEx. They are a stand out act! Their "rooted folk music" breathes life, freedom and energy into a repertoire of traditional Flemish tunes (and the occasional song) and their own self-penned material. They create an immersive soundscape where folky grooves, melancholy melodies and intuitive interplay combine to unique effect. Thrillingly modern in approach, engaging in style, modest and technically outstanding in execution. This is what blood-harmony sounds like in instrumental form! Koen (electro-acoustic hurdy-gurdy), Hartwin (diatonic accordion) and Ward Dhoore (acoustic guitar/mandolin) have honed their pure acoustic sound and refreshing arrangements with live work at prestigious events throughout mainland Europe over the past few years, as well as two acclaimed album releases.  Their third, Momentum, is released this November and expresses that critical moment, the tipping point when sufficient energy is set free to enable change; the moment to seize a new opportunity. Trio Dhoore are ready to seize opportunities with all six hands! Technical excellence and rare musicality of all three. fRoots
 
Music that captures the imagination. Folk World Magazine

Trio Dhoore brilliantly typifies the young generation of Flemish folk musicians Rudolstadt Festival 

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Saskia

on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at London The Sound Lounge 7:00pm

Laurel Canyon Music is proud to present the launch of Saskia's second studio album. Featuring a new 'all star' band of some of the cream of the UK folk world, this is guaranteed to be a very special night. Saskia is a 24 year old independent English singer-songwriter, known for her pure, clear voice and her nu-folk style repertoire. Previously one of the worlds youngest craniosacral therapists, and practicing on Harley Street, London, in 2014 she left it all behind to move to the West country and pursue a successful career in music. She has since released three E.P.'s (Gentle Heart Collection, The Presence E.P., and Night and Day E.P.), crowdfunded her debut album 'Gentle Heart', and in 2016, and she has supported some big names such as Sally Barker and performed sell out concerts in both large and small venues across South England. Frequently compared to Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell and Eva Cassidy for her extraordinary vocal tone, Saskia's original songs draw on the genre's of Americana, roots & darker folk music. After being interviewed on BBC Radio (BBCGlos and BBCrb), reviewed in online blogs (Folk-Phenomena, Jelli Records), magazines (The Living Tradition, What's Afoot Magazine) and featured in papers from Gloucestershire to Norfolk, this young singer-songwriter is leaving a powerful and lasting impression on industry professionals and fans alike. Following her debut album tour in Feb and March, Saskia embarked on an unusual and successful tour of entirely donation based concerts in October 2016. Something that will likely become an annual event as non profit events are an important part of her career. To date she has been number 1 in Reverbnation's folk chart for Bristol since August 2015, and was recently nominated for Laurel Canyon Music's Favourite New Artist of 2016 (ranking #7 over all) and Best New Album Of The Year. 2017 will see her releasing and performing her second album with a new 5 piece folk super group featuring; Ciaran Algar (BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2013, Horizon Award 2014), Lukas Drinkwater (Seth Lakeman, The Levellers, Emily Barker), Jack Cookson (BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Finalist 2016), and Evan Carson (Sam Kelly, Seth Lakeman, PROG Award album of the year with I Am The Morning).​ http://www.saskiagm.com Devon based duo Jacob & Drinkwater have been called 'stand out new Folk' by BBC6 Music and 'inventive and thrilling' by R2 Magazine. Their November indie release 'The Burning Low EP' has garnered airplay and glowing reviews from such quarters as Radio 2's Folk Show, BBC 6's Tom Robinson, Amazing Radio, BBC Introducing, BBC Bristol, FRUK, Fatea, Spiral Earth, Louder Than War and 'Whispering' Bob TV. Singer- songwriter Tobias ben Jacob first received wider acclaim as part of The Roots Union with BBC Folk Award winners Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin including playing live at Maida Vale Studios and recording in Nashville, Tennessee. After a few years out from music he returned with the 2014 release 'The St Sidwells Session' and a run of summer festivals including Glastonbury and Larmer Tree. His honest and original songwriting weaves in themes of love, memory, adversity and hope; ranging from the nostalgic images of a Northern childhood in the shadow of a burnt out mill (Two Wanderers In 1980's Clothes) to the trials and adventures of life in the 21st Century 'Oh let me breathe, let me fly, let me live a polyphonic life' (A Polyphonic Life.) Lukas Drinkwater is rightly referred to as 'one of busiest musicians in the UK.' In demand as a performer and session player in the worlds of folk and jazz he has featured on many acclaimed albums. Currently touring with Ange Hardy, he has also worked with 3 Daft Monkeys, Jim Causley, Lack of Afro, Lucy Ward, Tankus The Henge, Sam Kelly, The Little Unsaid and more. The duo's dynamic and emotionally charged live show with all its energy, musical chemistry and spontaneity has drawn comparisons with the virtuosic pairing of John Martyn and Danny Thompson. Jacob's sweeping vocals never fail to captivate, delivering many a spine-tingling moment; the fluidity and precision of his finger-picking underpinned by Drinkwater's nimbly rhythmic double bass; at times sweetly soaring, haunting, percussive and driving, the layers of depth a perfect counterfoil. The added compliment of stirring vocal harmonies nicely rounds off the mix. 'Really stop you in your tracks' Fresh On The Net 'Inventive and thrilling' R2: Rock n Reel 'One of our best artists' BBC Devon Introducing 'Definitely one to watch out for' Late Junction .BBC Radio 3 'A fresh and uplifting sound' Folk Radio UK stand out new Folk... superb.. excellent Chris Hawkins. BBC Radio 6 www.tobiasbenjacob.com www.facebook.com/jacobanddrinkwater

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Chris While And Julie Matthews At St Helen's Alveston

on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at Bristol St Helens Church, Alveston 7:30pm

These ladies create an atmosphere of such warmth and feeling in their concerts it has to be experienced to be believed. Chris While has been described by Steve Knightley as having the best singing voice of her generation, Julie's song writing is finely observed, at times hard hitting, but incredibly sensitive. Individually they are both brilliant, together they are a force of nature.

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Catfish

on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at Richmond Crawdaddy Club 8:00pm

Catfish - What a band! Part family affair, with British Blues Award winner Paul Long on keyboards and son Matt on guitar and vocals with the rest of the band made up of Kevin Yates on drums and Dusty Bones on bass. Paul is not alone to be recognised by the BBA. Matt was runner up as Young Artist of the Year and the band were nominated in the emerging band category in 2015. Well, they have well and truly emerged and are very much in demand in clubs and festivals around the UK. They made their debut appearance at the O2 Bluesfest last year as Matt celebrated his 21st birthday and have gone on to play at Colne and the 100 Club amongst many other major music venues. We are delighted to welcome them to The Crawdaddy for the first, but hopefully not the last time,

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The Mile Roses (kate Bramley -edwina Hayes -simon Haworth)

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

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Niamh Parsons And Graham Dunne

on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at London The King & Queen 7:15pm

From Dublin, Niamh is one of Ireland's finest traditional singers, admired for her expressive voice, her intricate ornamentation and her strong sense of the story behind the song. Graham is renowned for his masterly guitar playing and his subtle accompanying of Niamh's singing. www.niamhparsons.com In association with RETURN TO CAMDEN www.return to camden.org ,they are are our guests at MUSICAL TRADITIONS CLUB with supporting musicians and floor spots. Venue KIng and Queen London W1W 6DL nr Warren Street.

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Niamh Parsons And Graham Dunne

on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at London The King & Queen 7:15pm

From Dublin, Niamh is one of Ireland's finest traditional singers, admired for her expressive voice, her intricate ornamentation and her strong sense of the story behind the song. Graham is renowned for his masterly guitar playing and his subtle accompanying of Niamh's singing. www.niamhparsons.com In association with RETURN TO CAMDEN www.return to camden.org ,they are are our guests at MUSICAL TRADITIONS CLUB with supporting musicians and floor spots. Venue KIng and Queen London W1W 6DL nr Warren Street.

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The Rubber Wellies

on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at Londonderry Bennigans 10:00pm

Drawing on narratives from curious everyday occurrences, global politics and folk legends, the Rubber Wellies multi-lingual performances are a mix of musical story-telling, good-time sing-alongs and fun-filled crowd participation that flip between poignant introspection and carefree raucousness which they have been bringing to audiences all over the world for almost a decade. Original, entertaining and thought provoking, The Rubber Wellies are a travelling folk outfit like few others. "One of my favourite bands of recent years" - Mike Harding, ex-BBC2 "A big draw on the live scene" - fRoots www.hotdroprecords.com

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Steve Ashley Concert

on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at Churston Ferrers Traditional Farm Shop 7:00pm

Doors open 7pm

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Steve Ashley Concert

on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at Churston Ferrers Traditional Farm Shop 7:00pm

Doors open 7pm

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Kara In Concert

on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at Stony Stratford York House Centre 7:30pm

£8 (advance); £10 (on the door) Doors and bar open 7.30pm. Show 8.00 - 11.00pm. An unmissable performance by one of the most creative and exciting acoustic folk bands around at the moment. Striking vocals, unique instrumentation, boundless energy. KARA are a stunning new British band who should be huge (Dai Jeffries, R2 Magazine) KARA are a unique and innovative band with an ability to transport the listener not just across space, but time... The songs are not just sung, but lived (Fatea Magazine). Their dramatic, varied performances overflow with energy and magic. KARA's acclaimed debut Waters So Deep was named by The Telegraph as one of the Best Folk Albums of 2014 and their sophomore record Some Other Shore shows just how far the band has come since their debut album, and just how far they will clearly go (FolkWords). The Russian-born lead vocalist Daria Kulesh has one of the most refined and enjoyable voices around (Folk All), supported by an interesting and strikingly different (FATEA) combination of instruments, including hammered dulcimer (Kate Rouse) and melodeon (Phil Underwood). Excitingly, the band are joined in 2017 by Pete Morton on guitar and vocals described by The Guardian as not only original, but a revelation and by Mojo Magazine as fiercely creative, proudly independent and terminally unpredictable! Perfect addition to KARA then! Fusing original material with English and Russian folk for a rich mix of songs and tunes, the quartet bring something completely different to folk music as we know it (Bright Young Folk).

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James Hickman & Dan Cassidy

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

James and Dan form a duo inspired by the traditions of both sides of the pond. Born in Shropshire, and raised on a diet of folk and bluegrass music through his dad, an avid bluegrass musician, James has been performing in sessions and folk clubs since he was thirteen. After attending music college, he has lived and played in Ireland and Iceland before returning to England. Dan also came from a musical family, taking up the violin at the age of ten, since when he has absorbed a broad spectrum of musical styles from classical and jazz, to country and rock. Whilst touring professionally in the UK some years ago, Dan was introduced to the music of Shetland fiddler Aly Bain, sparking an interest in Celtic music, and the UK folk scene in general. As well as appearing on several recordings of his late sister, Eva Cassidy, Dan got together with James to perform throughout the UK, and more recently they have incorporated new original material into their sets, as well as the traditional music of Britain and America. With James' emotive, soaring vocals and driving guitar complemented by Dan's ingenious and virtuosic fiddling, their performance is bursting with humour, heartbreak and excitement a dynamic and unforgettable transatlantic journey.

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O'hooley And Tidow

on Sat, 28 Oct 2017 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:30pm

Belinda and Heidi return to the lovely Birchmeadow Centre in Broseley, Shropshire. Tickets £12 advance, £15 on the door. Hall doors open at 7:30pm but the bar will be open from 7pm

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Stephen Dale Petit

on Sat, 28 Oct 2017 at Howden The Shire Hall 7:30pm

Stephen Dale Petit is a guitarist, singer, songwriter and pioneer in New Blues music. He is widely recognised as a major architect of the New Blues Revolution. Currently recording his new album in Nashville Tennessee with Vance Powell at Blackbird studios, Petit's 1st & 2nd releases ("Guitararama" and "The Crave") saw both commercial success & critical acclaim. Petit's benefit show for the iconic & legendary London venue The 100 Club on Dec 1st 2010 included special guests current Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, former Stones Mick Taylor & Dick Taylor and godfather of modern British music Chris Barber amongst others. The Times review of the show called Petit an "Axe Maestro" and the show "worthy of 100 club folklore'. December 2011 saw the release of "Stephen Dale Petit The BBC Sessions". Dogfinger Steve: Self penned, stompin' cigar box guitar toons performed with passion and their very own brand of originality. Five years ago Dogfinger was born, stomping out a boutique brand of dirty swamp slide blues music on 3 and 4 string homegrown cigar box guitars and stompboxes. Three CDs and hundreds of gigs down the line, supports with the likes of Chris Helme, Skerryvore, Paul Liddell, many many festival appearances including Freedom, Beverley Blues, Beverley Folk The Dogfinger army grows and gigs are always seat of the pants swamp fun.

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Peter Bruntnell Trio

on Sat, 28 Oct 2017 at Tingewick Village Hall 7:30pm

NME claimed that "Peter Bruntnell's records should be taught in schools". And with 9 studio albums under his belt and countless high-profile fans picked up along the way the music doesn't stop. Followers include REM's Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Lambchop's Kurt Wagner and Son Volt's Jay Farrar. Peter Bruntnell is a well-established act who is looking forward to continuing sharing his music with followers old or new. It all started back in 1995 when Peter signed to Almo Sounds, where his label-mates included Gillian Welch and Garbage. He made two albums for the label: 'Cannibal' and 'Camelot in Smithereens'. Grammy-winning Peter Smith (Sting/Squeeze) who produced the debut Cannibal still cites it as one of the top 3 records I've worked on. In 1999 Peter signed to Rykodisc/ Slowriver and released 'Normal For Bridgwater'. This was to be his biggest commercial success and a record that won him wider acclaim in North America. Upon hearing the album, Kathleen Edwards told her producer when recording her debut 'Failer' I want to make an album like this. Peter struck up a friendship with Son Volt, which resulted in touring together. It also saw the introduction to Peter's band of a 17 year-old James Walbourne. As well as playing with Peter, James tours as a member of the Pretenders. Rather than reproduce the Americana feel of 'Normal For Bridgwater', Peter's restless musical spirit has seen him strike out in new direction with almost every subsequent album. Four albums for Loose continued to win him admirers - by 2005, The Independent were calling him one of the finest songwriters in Britain and Richmond Fontaine's front man Willy Vlautin called him his favourite singer. His most recent release for Loose was 2009's 'Peter And The Murder Of Crows'. Filled with psychedelic drones and mellifluous tunes, the album found reviewers and fans alike comparing him with Nick Drake and John Martyn. It was one of Q magazine's Albums Of The Year and was Americana Album Of The Month in MOJO Magazine. Ever inventive, with his latest 2011's 'Black Mountain UFO' Peter mixed West Coast harmonies with the requisite dab of psychedelia. Fast forward to 2016 when the album 'Nos Da Comrade' was deemed Mojo magazine's Americana album of the month and garnered 4 star reviews in Q and other press.

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Wild Ponies

on Sat, 28 Oct 2017 at Bedford Gordon Arms Ents Shed 8:00pm

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Kihaya Blues

on Sat, 28 Oct 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kyazi Lugangira, UK Based Tanzanian singer-songwriter, guitarist and band leader of "Kihaya Blues" has emerged as a creative composer with music that blends Soul, Blues, Jazz, Latin and Hip Hop, with Roots coming from East, West, South Africa,Cape Verde, Madagascar and Caribbean Music. Kyazi has featured as a rhythm guitarist and vocalist with West African kora players Sona Jobarteh and Jally Kebba Susso; Soul Jazz artists, Tone Richardson, Miryam Solomon, Bumi Thomas; Dance music producer Kay Suzuki; Latin, African,Soul and Dance music producer Koichi Sakai (Ghetto Lounge) Myoyu Jazz Soul Collective, singer songwriter and composers Amira Kheir and Jean Ndow. Kihaya Blues have played at many venues across London including the Royal Festival Hall, Richmix, Strong Rooms, Passing Clouds, and the Hootanany and Kyazi has toured extensively around Africa, Europe, South,Central America and South East Asia.

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Chris Corcoran Trio

on Sat, 28 Oct 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

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

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Barn Dance With A New Vintage

on Sat, 28 Oct 2017 at Godalming Borough Hall 7:45pm

The first Godalming Borough Hall (GBH) barn dance was held in August 1976. Forty one years later we are still going strong, as popular as ever! The raison d'etre has always been to book the best and most exciting English folk dance bands and dance callers from all over the country. Experts and newcomers are all welcome, especially the latter as it is important that we keep the tradition alive and thriving. This will be A New Vintage's third visit to the Borough Hall, though their melodeon player, Ed Rennie, has been playing at the venue for over two decades in a whole range of bands including The Johnny Spangles All-Stars, The Bismarcks, Housewives' Choice and The Dartmoor Pixie Band. Joing Ed will be Matt Norman on Mandolin and Jenny Read on Piano. Calling the dances will be the ever-popular Barry Goodman.

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Barn Dance With A New Vintage

on Sat, 28 Oct 2017 at Godalming Borough Hall 7:45pm

The first Godalming Borough Hall (GBH) barn dance was held in August 1976. Forty one years later we are still going strong, as popular as ever! The raison d'etre has always been to book the best and most exciting English folk dance bands and dance callers from all over the country. Experts and newcomers are all welcome, especially the latter as it is important that we keep the tradition alive and thriving. This will be A New Vintage's third visit to the Borough Hall, though their melodeon player, Ed Rennie, has been playing at the venue for over two decades in a whole range of bands including The Johnny Spangles All-Stars, The Bismarcks, Housewives' Choice and The Dartmoor Pixie Band. Joing Ed will be Matt Norman on Mandolin and Jenny Read on Piano. Calling the dances will be the ever-popular Barry Goodman.

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Rachael Mcshane And The Cartographers

on Sat, 28 Oct 2017 at Reading St Mary's Church 7:00pm

Doors and Bar 7pm, Music 8pm. Earlybird Tickets on sale until 30th September, £15/£10 thereafter. Rachael McShane is a singer, cellist, fiddle and viola player based in the North East of England. An original member of folk big band Bellowhead Rachael toured internationally with them as well as making several TV appearances. Bellowhead recorded 5 studio albums, and won a total of 8 BBC Folk Awards in their 12 years together. Rachael has more recently been singing the role of Susannah Holmes in The Transports alongside The Young'uns, Faustus, Nancy Kerr, Greg Russell and Matthew Crampton. Rachael is now working on a new solo project of traditional songs and is playing with a brand new band, featuring guitarist Matthew Ord (Assembly Lane), melodeon player Julian Sutton (Kathryn Tickell, Sting) and Dan Rogers (The Unthanks) on double bass. Village Concerts has scored a bit of a coup here. This will be one of the very first performances by Rachael McShane and The Cartographers on just a handful of dates in the Autumn prior to extensive touring and Festival appearances in 2018. Come along to the concert and earn the right to say "I was there right at the beginning!".

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Rachael Mcshane And The Cartographers

on Sat, 28 Oct 2017 at Reading St Mary's Church 7:00pm

Doors and Bar 7pm, Music 8pm. Earlybird Tickets on sale until 30th September, £15/£10 thereafter. Rachael McShane is a singer, cellist, fiddle and viola player based in the North East of England. An original member of folk big band Bellowhead Rachael toured internationally with them as well as making several TV appearances. Bellowhead recorded 5 studio albums, and won a total of 8 BBC Folk Awards in their 12 years together. Rachael has more recently been singing the role of Susannah Holmes in The Transports alongside The Young'uns, Faustus, Nancy Kerr, Greg Russell and Matthew Crampton. Rachael is now working on a new solo project of traditional songs and is playing with a brand new band, featuring guitarist Matthew Ord (Assembly Lane), melodeon player Julian Sutton (Kathryn Tickell, Sting) and Dan Rogers (The Unthanks) on double bass. Village Concerts has scored a bit of a coup here. This will be one of the very first performances by Rachael McShane and The Cartographers on just a handful of dates in the Autumn prior to extensive touring and Festival appearances in 2018. Come along to the concert and earn the right to say "I was there right at the beginning!".

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Chris While & Julie Matthews

on Sat, 28 Oct 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

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. 'They are two of my favorite singer songwriters in the whole wide world.' Beth Nielsen Chapman

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The Spikedrivers - 25th Anniversary

on Sat, 28 Oct 2017 at London Bush Hall 7:00pm

spikedrivers bluesroots at its best Their music has been described as 'haunting', 'gutsy', 'tribal' and even psychedelic. Blues in Britain says, From the first note, Spikedrivers demand to be listened to. Guitarist Ben Tyzack, Bassist Constance Redgrave and percussionist Maurice McElroy are a new sound of transatlantic blues. From the early blues of Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker and Big Bill Broonzy they have added their own blend of north African and Native American rhythms, gospel harmonies, sixties blues and rock guitar. They've been compared to The Band, Led Zeppelin, Ry Cooder, JJ Cale, Pentangle, Fleetwood Mac and even Pink Floyd. It all adds up to simply the Spikedrivers. With their high energy show, Spikedrivers have been burning up European festival stages. They've gained rave reviews at the Chedigny Blues Festival, Cognac Blues Passions, Lugano Blues to Bop Festival, Brecon Jazz Festival, and the Jazz Rallye de Luxembourg to name just a few. For their multitude of admirers, they seem to be growing in stature as a headline band. If you have not seen them you simply must. Blues in Britain "this band should grace the stage at every festival " Blues Matters! - UK "The Spikedrivers were simply the revelation of the festival." It's Mojo Music Time - BE "a gift for evocative songwriting" Radio 2- Paul Jones "Spikedrivers on the main stage with their take on down home in your face blues..." Ealing Blues Festival -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Spikedrivers youtube concert links: Festival Blues 4 Campeneac - France 'Train Done Gone' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GSD_fi6tHc 'Young And Stupid' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfjtK4Mnrg8 Corralejo Blues Festival - Fuerteventura 'Urban Love Boogie' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdsxV0bmYoc -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- spikedrivers LIVE IN LONDON CD 2014 UK Writer's Poll Blues Matters!
 Best live album - 3rd place 
Spikedrivers Live in London * * * * * 2014 Blues In Britain Radio 
 Top 25 Played Artists and Albums
- Number 6 * * * * * "Splendid performance from the Spikedrivers! 
... giving it welly and that's good" 
 Paul Jones - BBC Radio 2 "Full of innovation with strands of musical styles 
from Africa, Flamenco, country and a bucketful of delta blues" 
Blues In Britain "... at last, this excellent band captured 
at full power with the brakes off,
energetic, enthusiastic and unrelenting.".
i-Tunes review www.spikedrivers.net

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The Furrow Collective

on Sun, 29 Oct 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

'The Furrow Collective have an air of immeasurable antiquity, while at the same time making the songs vibrantly new'. R2 Best Group BBC Folk Awards 2017 featuring Rachel Newton BBC Folk Musician of the Year. A truly mouth-watering prospect!

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Wild Ponies

on Sun, 29 Oct 2017 at Portsmouth The Square Tower 7:15pm

"Wild Ponies swing emotional wrecking balls with great delicacy! (M Music & Musicians Magazine) Shimmering country beautythe music seems to glow! (No Depression) Dead right, honest songwriting delivered in a hauntingly beautiful yet gritty, neo-traditional Americana wrapper! Doug and Telisha, now residing in the new Bohemian Mecca of East Nashville, write songs about a place where old time religion, superstition, run down bars, gravel parking lots and boarded up factories all mingle together. Ghost of the Knoxville Girl, received wide critical acclaim, and spent 15 weeks in the Americana Music Association Top 40 Radio Chart, landing a spot as one of the top 100 Americana Albums of 2010. The past few years have been filled with hundreds of shows and thousands of miles for Doug and Telisha. They've traveled from Florida to Oregon and Michigan to Texas, they've played with some of their most beloved heroes - Lucinda Williams, Darrell Scott, Charlie Louvin, and Joe Ely and been on several of the nations most revered stages - Anderson Fair, The Birchmere, The Carolina Theater, Godrey Daniels, Madison Square Park and Floydfest. Quick wit and fearless delivery make every show different and personal. They co-host the weekly songwriting group called the East Nashville Song Salon, they host a weekly radio show on East Nashville Radio called Whiskey Wednesdays, and if you're wandering around on the east side of the Cumberland you can expect to see, hear or hang with them at The Family Wash and other local spots. That is, if they're not on the road - they still manage to average over 100 dates a year, bringing a burning energy to every show they play. They mean it. They live it. Then they get on stage and rip the shit out of it. Every now and again you run across something that just knocks your socks off. This was one of those times... it all combines to obtain near perfection... Can anyone say, oh hell yeah!?! (No Depression) More Information at: www.squarerootspromotions.co.uk

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Christine Collister & Michael Fix

on Sun, 29 Oct 2017 at Stoke on Trent Fulford Village Hall 7:30pm

Christine Collister and Michael Fix are a dynamite combination. Two truly world class performers, on stage together in an intimate concert at Fulford Village Hall. Christine, who hails from the Isle of Man, has a career which spans an incredible 29 years; both as a solo artist and singing with such luminaries as Richard Thompson, Clive Gregson (Any Trouble) and Dave Kelly (The Blues Band). With a voice that has to be experienced to be believed, she is a powerhouse singer whose style crosses many genres, from classical, to jazz, to blues, to soul and all the stops in between. Christine first came to the attention of the public as singer of the theme tune to the BBC TV adaptation of Fay Weldon's novel 'Life and loves of a she devil', since when she has released more than 20 albums and performed on many others. Most recently seen in Stoke on Trent playing with the fabulous all female collaboration 'Daphne's Flight'; Christine has been described as one of the finest grown up vocalists on the planet and we are delighted to be seeing her back in The Potteries so soon. Born in Wollongong and now residing in Queensland Australia, Michael Fix is widely acclaimed as being amongst the world's finest acoustic guitarists and has won three 'Golden Guitars' and numerous other awards in his home country, As a teenager Michael was mentored by the legendary Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel, since when he has toured the globe tirelessly; amazing audiences along the way with his fretboard wizardry. As well as having a long solo career, Michael is also known for his time in the popular Sydney based 80's Folk/Rock band 'Hat Trick' and most recently won plaudits from critics and audiences alike, for his ground breaking performances with singer Christine Collister These are two incredible artists who will take you on a fabulous musical journey, each song charged with powerful emotion. Be prepared to be amazed by the astonishing combination of their talents as they make you laugh, cry and tap your toes in equal measure. A500 Music aim to present some of the finest music in a friendly and intimate environment. We seat our audience at tables in a cabaret style and because we always hope to be near capacity, we allocate seating to our guests according to when they purchased their tickets. By inviting you to bring your own drink, we are making the evening an inexpensive as well as enjoyable experience. Drinking glasses will be available on the night and we also provide free hot drinks. For further information please visit our website www.a500music.co.uk

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Crh Music Presents The Sadies

on Sun, 29 Oct 2017 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

Memorably described as the Swiss Army knife of rock music, The Sadies do lots of things unbelievably well sometimes in the space of the same song. An acid folk country punk Ennio Morricone influenced amalgamation of styles doesn't even come close to describing their unique sound. Their last album, Northern Passages was a masterpiece, and the question their fans puzzle over is that why is a band this good so little known? Never mind. The initiated will be thrilled by the fact that they're back better than ever. In the words of guitarist Dallas Good "We may be a one-trick pony, but the trick is getting really good."

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Green Note & Blue Monday Present... Girls To The Front

on Sun, 29 Oct 2017 at London Green Note 5:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 5.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 6.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ---------------------------------------------------- Green Note and Blue Monday present GIRLS TO THE FRONT. A night celebrating women in music by bringing the finest crop of rising female music artists to the forefront. Back by popular demand MIRI and RoseRed bring you a fifth instalment of artists who are currently making waves in the London music scene. Expect an eclectic musical feast of alternative folk pop, Rootsy Americana, gilded harmonies, and pure rock-solid melodies to whet your appetite and stir your soul. Featuring.... MICHELE STODART Over a decade since The Magic Numbers landed in the top ten with their double-platinum-selling debut album, Michele Stodart has taken temporary leave of the band she formed with her brother Romeo, to release her second solo album 'Pieces'. 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. The bedrock of Michele's writing is a reliance on rock-solid melodies that always stop short of outstaying their welcome. Keen to ensure that the tunes earned their place on the record, Michele wrote most of the songs on 'Pieces' away from her guitar only setting them to chord sequences when they refused to leave her head. "Steeped in languid melancholy... [it] sits in a rich tradition that encompasses such touchstone female performers as Karen Dalton, Jinder Sill... Allison Moorer or Gillian Welch... 'Pieces' may just be the most impressive record she's ever made" - 8/10 - Uncut "...instantly engaging and evocative melodies and sung with an open and honest conviction that reflects the experiences that inform her words... Stodart's album is a thing of perfection" - Folk Radio UK www.michelestodart.co.uk XYLAROO Sisters Coco and Holly Chant spent time moving across Asia and Europe while growing up, while the pair have deep roots in Papua New Guinea. Currently living in East London, the pair have developed a songwriting style that, while bright and breezy on the surface, is unafraid to tackle serious subjects. Snapped up by Sunday Best the duo are able to unveil a fresh version of 'Sunshine'. Recorded at home, their gilded harmonies are reminiscent of First Aid Kit while the message of grabbing live and savouring every moment has rarely been so relevant. "Life is what you make of it..." https://soundcloud.com/xylaroo RAEVENNAN HUSBANDES Award-winning singer songwriter Raevennan Husbandes has collaborated with a host of the UK´s most stellar talents, from Lisa Hannigan and The Unthanks to Tracey Browne, Michele Stodart and Paul Liddell. A soon-to-be discovered gem, her fluid finger-picking guitar style and beautiful, clear and heartfelt singing voice can electrify a room. She has recently released her debut EP ´Box of Innocence´ produced by and featuring the legendary BJ Cole on pedal steel guitar. "Raevennan is blessed with a voice that silences rooms and captivates audiences. It is sweet and pure and drifts beautifully over the intricate and dexterous guitaring she plays underneath" - Alphabetbands NEWTON COUNTRY Roisin, Olly and Joe are part of the 3 piece Americana/Country band from Bath. Combining Carter and Cash reminiscent harmonies along with classic handcrafted rootsy songwriting, the group create a dynamic live show that is as upbeat as it is engaging. www.newtoncountry.co.uk ROSERED AND THE BUTTERFLIES RoseRed And The Butterflies, aka Lydia Nicolaides is a prolific singer/songwriter from north London Enfield. She pens catchy lyrics and silver-tongued melodies that tell stories in a refreshing and original way. With a mixture of realism, fun, quirkiness and sadness, RoseRed's music can move effortlessly from lightness into dark, and her style crosses a variety of genres, from Folk to Rock; from Country to Reggae. 'Imagine Mary Poppins on acid' playing the guitar and dancing like a pixie. RoseRed released her eagerly awaited debut album 'Just A Glimmer' in 2010 an album which she wrote, recorded, produced and funded herself, in-between several years of playing the London gig circuit and which got voted and won the Fatea Magazine debut album of the year 2010 Award. She has had two of her songs feature in two British Independent Films 'Jesus Versus The Messiah' and 'Chinese Burns'. She has just released her second album New Age Drifter. www.roseredmusic.com MIRI Described as the love child of Sting and Edith Piaf, British singer-songwriter MIRI blends heart and grit, distilled through a smooth, melodic pop filter. MIRI's latest release Sound Vibrations is her third EP, blending distinctive soft, smoky and gritty tones with thought provoking heartfelt lyrics; pop songs that speak fluent indie. 'Electric Vibes' has received BBC 6 Radio airplay with Tom Robinson and on Radio DIVA with Heather Peace & Rosie Wilby whilst 'The Plight' was played by John Kennedy on Radio X. Three of MIRI's songs are featured in the film Fear Of Water which screened at the International Women's Film Festival in LA and has been broadcast on TV in the UK. Her track 'Broken City' taken from the film received radio airplay on BBC London. MIRI co-promotes and co-hosts monthly live music night "Blue Monday" at The Boogaloo in London now in its 7th year and collaborating with award winning music venue Green Note on sold out female artist focused events called "Girls To The Front. Performing regularly around the UK & Europe MIRI has gained a reputation for her eclectic gigs and stage presence. Past live shows include 100 Club for The Official Bob Marley Birthday Celebration, Safe Gigs For Women at The Tooting Tram & Social, Bush Hall supporting Laura Veirs and upstairs at Ronnie Scott's. Her European travels have led her to perform at L Fest Del Mar in Spain, Sofar Sounds in Amsterdam as well as Berlin, Ireland and Bergen. Behind the scenes, MIRI works with the charity School Ground Sounds which provide additional opportunities for young people to enhance their musical education. She has been a guest mentor for Wired4Music's drop in for young people aspiring to have a career in music and is on the FAC's (Featured Artist Coalition) BEAT Board. www.miriofficial.com

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Green Note & Blue Monday Present... Girls To The Front

on Sun, 29 Oct 2017 at London Green Note 5:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 5.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 6.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ---------------------------------------------------- Green Note and Blue Monday present GIRLS TO THE FRONT. A night celebrating women in music by bringing the finest crop of rising female music artists to the forefront. Back by popular demand MIRI and RoseRed bring you a fifth instalment of artists who are currently making waves in the London music scene. Expect an eclectic musical feast of alternative folk pop, Rootsy Americana, gilded harmonies, and pure rock-solid melodies to whet your appetite and stir your soul. Featuring.... MICHELE STODART Over a decade since The Magic Numbers landed in the top ten with their double-platinum-selling debut album, Michele Stodart has taken temporary leave of the band she formed with her brother Romeo, to release her second solo album 'Pieces'. 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. The bedrock of Michele's writing is a reliance on rock-solid melodies that always stop short of outstaying their welcome. Keen to ensure that the tunes earned their place on the record, Michele wrote most of the songs on 'Pieces' away from her guitar only setting them to chord sequences when they refused to leave her head. "Steeped in languid melancholy... [it] sits in a rich tradition that encompasses such touchstone female performers as Karen Dalton, Jinder Sill... Allison Moorer or Gillian Welch... 'Pieces' may just be the most impressive record she's ever made" - 8/10 - Uncut "...instantly engaging and evocative melodies and sung with an open and honest conviction that reflects the experiences that inform her words... Stodart's album is a thing of perfection" - Folk Radio UK www.michelestodart.co.uk XYLAROO Sisters Coco and Holly Chant spent time moving across Asia and Europe while growing up, while the pair have deep roots in Papua New Guinea. Currently living in East London, the pair have developed a songwriting style that, while bright and breezy on the surface, is unafraid to tackle serious subjects. Snapped up by Sunday Best the duo are able to unveil a fresh version of 'Sunshine'. Recorded at home, their gilded harmonies are reminiscent of First Aid Kit while the message of grabbing live and savouring every moment has rarely been so relevant. "Life is what you make of it..." https://soundcloud.com/xylaroo RAEVENNAN HUSBANDES Award-winning singer songwriter Raevennan Husbandes has collaborated with a host of the UK´s most stellar talents, from Lisa Hannigan and The Unthanks to Tracey Browne, Michele Stodart and Paul Liddell. A soon-to-be discovered gem, her fluid finger-picking guitar style and beautiful, clear and heartfelt singing voice can electrify a room. She has recently released her debut EP ´Box of Innocence´ produced by and featuring the legendary BJ Cole on pedal steel guitar. "Raevennan is blessed with a voice that silences rooms and captivates audiences. It is sweet and pure and drifts beautifully over the intricate and dexterous guitaring she plays underneath" - Alphabetbands NEWTON COUNTRY Roisin, Olly and Joe are part of the 3 piece Americana/Country band from Bath. Combining Carter and Cash reminiscent harmonies along with classic handcrafted rootsy songwriting, the group create a dynamic live show that is as upbeat as it is engaging. www.newtoncountry.co.uk ROSERED AND THE BUTTERFLIES RoseRed And The Butterflies, aka Lydia Nicolaides is a prolific singer/songwriter from north London Enfield. She pens catchy lyrics and silver-tongued melodies that tell stories in a refreshing and original way. With a mixture of realism, fun, quirkiness and sadness, RoseRed's music can move effortlessly from lightness into dark, and her style crosses a variety of genres, from Folk to Rock; from Country to Reggae. 'Imagine Mary Poppins on acid' playing the guitar and dancing like a pixie. RoseRed released her eagerly awaited debut album 'Just A Glimmer' in 2010 an album which she wrote, recorded, produced and funded herself, in-between several years of playing the London gig circuit and which got voted and won the Fatea Magazine debut album of the year 2010 Award. She has had two of her songs feature in two British Independent Films 'Jesus Versus The Messiah' and 'Chinese Burns'. She has just released her second album New Age Drifter. www.roseredmusic.com MIRI Described as the love child of Sting and Edith Piaf, British singer-songwriter MIRI blends heart and grit, distilled through a smooth, melodic pop filter. MIRI's latest release Sound Vibrations is her third EP, blending distinctive soft, smoky and gritty tones with thought provoking heartfelt lyrics; pop songs that speak fluent indie. 'Electric Vibes' has received BBC 6 Radio airplay with Tom Robinson and on Radio DIVA with Heather Peace & Rosie Wilby whilst 'The Plight' was played by John Kennedy on Radio X. Three of MIRI's songs are featured in the film Fear Of Water which screened at the International Women's Film Festival in LA and has been broadcast on TV in the UK. Her track 'Broken City' taken from the film received radio airplay on BBC London. MIRI co-promotes and co-hosts monthly live music night "Blue Monday" at The Boogaloo in London now in its 7th year and collaborating with award winning music venue Green Note on sold out female artist focused events called "Girls To The Front. Performing regularly around the UK & Europe MIRI has gained a reputation for her eclectic gigs and stage presence. Past live shows include 100 Club for The Official Bob Marley Birthday Celebration, Safe Gigs For Women at The Tooting Tram & Social, Bush Hall supporting Laura Veirs and upstairs at Ronnie Scott's. Her European travels have led her to perform at L Fest Del Mar in Spain, Sofar Sounds in Amsterdam as well as Berlin, Ireland and Bergen. Behind the scenes, MIRI works with the charity School Ground Sounds which provide additional opportunities for young people to enhance their musical education. She has been a guest mentor for Wired4Music's drop in for young people aspiring to have a career in music and is on the FAC's (Featured Artist Coalition) BEAT Board. www.miriofficial.com

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Hunter Muskett

on Sun, 29 Oct 2017 at Maldon Blue Boar Hotel 8:00pm

Hunter Muskett are Chris George, Terry Hiscock and Doug Morter who met in 1969 whilst still at college, joined a year later by bassist, Rog Trevitt. Their music is described as 'quintessentially English' and is a beautifully intricate tapestry of guitars, poetic lyrics and lush harmonies. Their early albums became rare underground gems when re-released by Cherry Red records in 2009, after a growing internet interest. This led to a 'one-off' reunion performance which has produced a further two albums of superb musicianship. Perhaps best known for 'Silver Coin' written by Hiscock and recorded and performed by various artists including Bridget St John, Archie Fisher and Barbara Dixon, Hunter Muskett have commanded a quietly strong presence in the heart of the folk rock/pop industry. This tour brings their latest album 'Unafraid and Sober' recorded, mixed and mastered by Spencer Cozens (John Martyn, Joan Armatrading, Pentangle) at his Steinway Studio, Lincs with Jacqui McShee providing guest vocals on a stunning version of 'The Scarecrow'. It's an exquisite piece of work and highly recommended to hear the songs played Live in this medieval, intimate setting.

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4square

on Sun, 29 Oct 2017 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:00pm

Doors open 7.00pm. Tickets £12 from 01653 696240 or online. Ferocious folk foursome 4Square is winning fans from all four corners of Europe and beyond. The powerful young quartet has already stormed festivals and venues all across the UK, Canada, Norway, Sweden, The Czech Republic, Greece, and Denmark with their fiery, inventive and virtuosic brand of alternative folk. 4Square's trademark show features the spectacle of Nicola Lyons's simultaneous fiddle playing and clog dancing and virtuosic mandolin from Michael Giverin, galvanised by the driving sounds of Jim Molyneux's piano and Dan Day's percussion. The result is an infusion of folk, jazz, latin, and any other musical style they feel the inclination to absorb.   By contrast, 4Square will then stir you with their harmonious and mellow singing described by Nigel Schofield of livingtradition.co.uk as sublimely wistful. They released their fourth studio album Fuel in March 2016 (available for purchase on the SHOP page) and their new 10 year anniversary EP is scheduled for release in 2017. 4Square are amazing...based on the range of music they tap into: traditional folk, clog dancing, their own compositions, and influences ranging from jazz to Cuban rhythms to Radiohead." - The Folk Show, BBC Radio 2  "Simply stunning" - John Tams "Oustanding musicianship, total assurance, abundant energy and exceeding confidence...dripping in very obvious talent" - Dave Kidman, netrhythms.com  

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Ken Wilson & Jim Macfarland At Walthamstow Folk

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

Jim is a Derry man and one of Ireland's finest traditional singers with an paralleled collection of songs from the Irish source singers. Ken is from Teesside and part of the legendary Wilson family, but a he is fine singer in his own right with his own strong repertoire of traditional and contemporary songs. Jim and Ken have known each other for the past fifteen years or so, and have always had a mutual respect for each other's singing and songs. This will be a fine evening of real folk singing. A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Ken Wilson & Jim Macfarland At Walthamstow Folk

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

Jim is a Derry man and one of Ireland's finest traditional singers with an paralleled collection of songs from the Irish source singers. Ken is from Teesside and part of the legendary Wilson family, but a he is fine singer in his own right with his own strong repertoire of traditional and contemporary songs. Jim and Ken have known each other for the past fifteen years or so, and have always had a mutual respect for each other's singing and songs. This will be a fine evening of real folk singing. A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Introduction To Indian Classical Music For Musicians Workshop Southampton

on Sun, 29 Oct 2017 at Southampton The Art House 11:00am

Suitable for musicians who would like to gain some insight into Indian scales (Raags) and Rhythms (Taals) and for people with a good ear and meditative bend who like to sing. The initial workshop will be for five hours with a lunch break in the middle. (Lunch is not included in the workshop price but can be bought at the art house cafe or nearby). Participants may bring their instruments, but will be encouraged to focus primarily on singing as all Indian music is first taught by singing. Dhrupad is the oldest form of Indian classical music in the north of India. It was established in the 16th cent. and has been passed on in various family traditions since. Primarily it was practiced in temples as a form of musical meditation. Over the years it has developed into a complex art form and is the basis of later forms of Indian classical music. Much like Jazz, Indian classical music involves improvisation within certain frameworks. Raags are more than just scales. They have specific personalities. They may differ on the way up or down and have specific ways of treating notes or embellishments to create a very distinct mood. Avital Raz was borne in Jerusalem and had an impressive career in Western classical singing before she relocated to India and devoted herself to the study of Dhrupad for six years under Prof. Ritwik Sanyal of Benares Hindu University. Today she lives in the UK and focuses primarily on using the various traditions she's learnt in creating her own original music. www.avitalraz.com

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Introduction To Indian Classical Music For Musicians Workshop Southampton

on Sun, 29 Oct 2017 at Southampton The Art House 11:00am

Suitable for musicians who would like to gain some insight into Indian scales (Raags) and Rhythms (Taals) and for people with a good ear and meditative bend who like to sing. The initial workshop will be for five hours with a lunch break in the middle. (Lunch is not included in the workshop price but can be bought at the art house cafe or nearby). Participants may bring their instruments, but will be encouraged to focus primarily on singing as all Indian music is first taught by singing. Dhrupad is the oldest form of Indian classical music in the north of India. It was established in the 16th cent. and has been passed on in various family traditions since. Primarily it was practiced in temples as a form of musical meditation. Over the years it has developed into a complex art form and is the basis of later forms of Indian classical music. Much like Jazz, Indian classical music involves improvisation within certain frameworks. Raags are more than just scales. They have specific personalities. They may differ on the way up or down and have specific ways of treating notes or embellishments to create a very distinct mood. Avital Raz was borne in Jerusalem and had an impressive career in Western classical singing before she relocated to India and devoted herself to the study of Dhrupad for six years under Prof. Ritwik Sanyal of Benares Hindu University. Today she lives in the UK and focuses primarily on using the various traditions she's learnt in creating her own original music. www.avitalraz.com

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Robbie Cavanagh

on Sun, 29 Oct 2017 at Manchester The Soup Kitchen 7:30pm

Robbie Cavanagh returns with his stunning second album To Leave / To Be Left, out 13 October via At The Helm Records. Recorded at Eve Studios near Manchester, To Leave / To Be Left finds Cavanagh (sounds like 'Copa Cabana') building upon his debut with 11 new tracks exploring, 'leaving and being left. What's taken away and what's left behind'. Eve Studios is an old vicarage full of old BBC equipment and collected antiques, giving the album a really natural, old sound without feeling forced. Robbie, producer Roo Walker and Engineer Henry Broadhead worked closely together, deciding on each sound, each instrument, each tone. Keen to make the album sound as natural as possible, drums, bass and at times guitar and vocal were all recorded live. 'Most of my vocals were one take. I think the whole record just has a very live feel to it. It's more instinctive.' Cavanagh continues, 'This collection of songs has been accumulated over a few years. Some are much more recent, some were written just after the first record. We started with about 25 songs, and in quite a natural way, the more I played them, to myself, other people or at concerts, the more they started a natural selection process and soon it was clear which songs were the strongest and which fitted in a frame work. It was important having Roo involved, because it's easy to get precious about certain songs that may not be the strongest but have an emotional tie. Roo was able to make sensible decisions on the song choices and together we put together a record that has a theme, a style and a mood that we're really happy with.' The personal, emotional tales and stories on To Leave / To Be Left find Cavanagh further understanding his approach to songwriting, 'Sometimes writing is a very natural process. I tend to find in a lot of situations, the first thing you wrote was the best. The more you wrestle with an idea and try to change it, the more contrived it becomes. I've learned to go with my instincts a little more.' Based on the quality of these 11 songs we are confident that trusting those instincts has led to an outstanding album.

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Luke Jackson - Live Recording Party

on Sun, 29 Oct 2017 at Canterbury Bramley's Bar 7:30pm

Special exclusive show, where Luke will record his forthcoming live album. There will be three separate sets, one solo, one duo with Andy Sharps and one exuberant final trio set with Andy and Connor Downs, creating an evening never to be repeated...or forgotten! Don't miss your chance to be part of this very special recording and make your own voice heard on the forthcoming CD!

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Suntrap

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

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Suntrap

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

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Wild Sound 5th Birthday Party

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- It's been five years since Polly Paulusma founded folk label Wild Sound and this year they have much to celebrate, as the fledgling label becomes a folk imprint at the indie giant One Little Indian, home to Bjork and Paulusma's original alma mater. Polly Paulusma will be joined to mark the occasion by label-mate folksters Dan Wilde and Stylusboy, who have each carved their own great reputations amongst indie songwriter communities. This will be a fantastic night of music to remember from the Wild Sound stable and a rare chance to hear new material coming from this highly-regarded indie-folk community.

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Hannah Read

on Mon, 30 Oct 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Singer & fiddler

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Hannah Read - Cd Launch

on Mon, 30 Oct 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Born and raised in Scotland and now residing in Brooklyn, New York, Hannah Read is a versatile multi-instrumentalist widely recognized on the International stage. She's best known for her fiddle playing, songwriting and composing and was recently described as one of "the finest singers of the day" in the UK's MOJO Magazine. Hannah leads her own band and is an in-demand collaborator on both sides of the Atlantic - most notably as part of the critically acclaimed British folk super-group 'Songs of Separation', winners of 'Album of the Year' at the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Hannah spent her youth playing fiddle and singing in the rich traditional music scenes of Edinburgh and on the Isle of Eigg, a remote Island off the west coast of Scotland. With musical training at The City of Edinburgh Music School, The American School of Modern Music in Paris and the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Hannah gathered the musical tools, vocabulary and experience that propelled her into the thriving Brooklyn music scene. There's a dominant roots fusion in Hannah's original music, which combines British folk with yearning Americana (The Guardian), indie and contemporary sounds. With comparisons to Sandy Denny, Joni Mitchell and Feist, Hannah seamlessly weaves in her influences from both sides of the Atlantic. Her songwriting is largely influenced by the people, places and landscapes she has encountered along the way, musings of home and travel, love and loss. Following debut solo album 'Wrapped in Lace' (2012), Hannah's much anticipated second album, both produced by Charlie Van Kirk, will be released on Hudson Records in Autumn 2017. Hannah has also recorded fiddle, guitar and backing vocals on a wide range of recordings including with Roseanne Cash, David Duchovny, Silvina Moreno, John Fatum, Ewan Macpherson, Keenan O'Meara, Hanneke Cassell and Robinson & Rohe. She has performed throughout the USA, UK, Canada and Europe with her own self-titled project, as well as with Jefferson Hamer, Bruce Molsky, Livingston Taylor, Oli Rockberger, Adrienne Lenker, Melanie Safka, Julie Fowlis, Ember Isles, Karan Casey, Daimh, Songs of Separation alongside Eliza Carthy and Karine Polwart, Juno award winner Rose Cousins and Grammy Award winning Sarah Jarosz, Celine Dion and Tom Chapin.

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The Slocan Ramblers

on Tue, 31 Oct 2017 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

The Slocan Ramblers are Canada's young bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in the tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans (2015 Edmonton Folk Fest Emerging Artist Award recipients), have quickly become a leading light of Canada's roots music scene, built on their reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and their uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan.

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Ft. Eddie Martin + Red Butler

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

100 Club TUESDAY BLUES presents EDDIE MARTIN + RED BUTLER www.solidentertainments.com

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Ten Strings And A Goat Skin

on Tue, 31 Oct 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

A seamless, polished, barrel-drum-tight, innovative and wildly entertaining trad. music powerhouse The Guardian Hailed on two continents as infectious and the best of contemporary/traditional Celtic music Ten Strings And A Goat Skin is a bilingual trad/folk/fusion trio, playing Irish, Acadian, French and original creations infused with modern and world rhythms. The band creates a fiery, contagious and unique sound which leaves audiences wanting more. With both French and English audiences, be it with the indie music crowd or the pure traditionalist's, band members easily connect and notably, their fan base carries no age barrier. A performance review by Marque Wire Magazine, WI, at Summerfest Milwaukee ( hailed as the biggest music festival in the world) said that While groups like Bruno Mars and Motley Crue were amazing, other smaller acts like Ten Strings And A Goat Skin (a gem) were every bit as good. Band members Jesse Periard, Rowen Gallant and Caleb Gallant highly respect the traditions of the music they play but are riding the wave that is redefining the roots of that music. Their original material maintains solid traditional elements but explores rich world flavours and textures. The results have been described as intoxicating and refreshing prompting a programmer for a major US festival to state I don't like Trad but I love this! They were subsequently given a main stage billing at his festival. All three members are proudly Canadian but their roots are twisty. Rowen and Caleb, natives of Prince Edward Island on Canada's eastern coastline, come from Acadian, Irish, Scottish, and English heritage. They were fortunate to grow up at time of French/Acadian cultural and linguistic resurgence within the province. Jesse grew up on Prince Edward Island but was born in Canada's only remaining French province, Quebec, and so grew up in a bilingual home. All were graduates from French First Language schools and do believe their cultural backgrounds and influences help them appeal to a wider range of music lovers. From humble beginnings came the music of Ten Strings And A Goat Skin with a first performance at a community fundraiser held to aid in the painting of the local parish church in Rustico, PEI. Not having a band name to introduce the boys few sets, a family friend took stock of the instruments and suggested the name that has served them well ever since.

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Harry Manx

on Wed, 1 Nov 2017 at London St Luke's Church 7:00pm

Harry Manx has been dubbed an essential link between the music of East and West, creating musical short stories that wed the tradition of the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas. The resulting sound is uniquely bewitching and deliciously addictive to listen to. Harry forged this distinctive style by studying at the feet of the masters, first as a sound man in the blues clubs of Toronto during his formative years and then under a rigorous five-year tutelage with Vishwa Mohan Bhatt in India. Bhatt is the inventor of the 20-stringed Mohan Veena, which has become Harry's signature instrument.

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Said The Maiden - Cd Launch

on Wed, 1 Nov 2017 at London Water Rats 7:30pm

Said The Maiden are Jess Distill, Hannah Elizabeth and Kathy Pilkinton, three friends who discovered a mutual love of folk music when they reunited several years after spending their school years together in St. Albans, Hertfordshire. The group sing traditional songs from around the UK and America, often in three part acapella harmony but also using guitar, violin, mandolin, woodwind, accordion and percussion to embellish their sound.

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The Paperboys

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Wrapping up their 24th anniversary year, Vancouver Canadian musician Tom Landa, is looking back on the legacy of his much-loved folk rock band The Paperboys. For two decades, The Paperboys have been touring the world and lighting up stages with their free-wheeling blend of influences from Celtic and bluegrass, to Mexican son jarocho, brass bands, and Canadian roots. They've been called everything from Cajun slamgrass to worldbeat, they've received a Juno award (Canadian Grammy), plus two Juno nominations, released nine albums, and regularly play two-night bills in the Pacific Northwest. But that's not what matters to Landa now. What means more to me than anything else is to receive letters, emails, or hear stories from people who tell me that our songs helped them through a tough time, or that they used one of our songs for their wedding, or that an album of ours was the soundtrack of their summer. At the end of the day, accolades are nice, but they are nothing compared to connecting with people. It's a remarkably grounded perspective from a bandleader who's been through it all, but Landa's an open-book kind of songwriter, a Canadian grassroots poet who loves to infuse his songs with dance hooks. Even the title of their new album, At Peace With One's Ghosts the first new Paperboys album in six years speaks to Landa's approach. It's full of The Paperboys' signature sounds: Spanish-language songs that reflect Landa's Mexican heritage, explosive brass lines from their extended 8-piece ensemble, Celtic fiddle and pennywhistle blazing through an old reel, English rock songs with strong pop influences, and a kind of melting pot sound that reflects not only the diversity of the band's home city, Vancouver, BC, but also a larger vision of what modern Canadian roots music should sound like. The Paperboys were formed in 1995 when Landa first moved to Vancouver. As a teen living in Ontario, he explains, I was really influenced by the music coming out of Vancouver in the late eighties/early nineties. Seminal Celtic rock band Spirit of the West was by far my biggest influence. I packed my bags and came to Vancouver solely based on the music scene. Over time, The Paperboys were a key part of multiple waves of popular Canadian folk rock bands that included The Duhks, Ashley MacIsaac, The Bills, and Great Big Sea. One big difference between Canadian Celtic artists and Celtic bands in other parts of the world, says Landa, 'is that records made here are being produced by producers who come from a rock and pop world, and bring something very unique to the table. For At Peace With One's Ghosts, Landa tapped Canadian pop music producer Bill Buckingham, who brought a cohesiveness to the project by helping the band seamlessly blend their many influences. At Peace With One's Ghosts features the current lineup of The Paperboys: Tom Landa on vocals, guitar and multiple instruments, original member Geoffrey Kelly on flute/whistles, Tom's wife Kalissa Landa on fiddle/vocals, Brad Gillard on bass/banjo, drummer Sam Esecson, and saxophonist Kareem Kandi. The songs on the album draw from Landa's journeys over the past six years, like Back To You, a love song for Landa's son written while on tour, or Mismo Latido, that speaks to the truth that as you travel, you find out there are more things that unite us than divide us. City of Chains speaks to Landa's disillusionment with his home city of Vancouver, where artists struggled for years under Harper's government. With a new prime minister, the arts in Canada have a new lease on life, and there's great change over the horizon. Once again, The Paperboys are poised to bring their adventurous vision of Canadian roots music to dancehalls everywhere, spreading good cheer and great music. An absolutely outstanding band we challenge anyone not to like. One of the most exciting bands to come out of the folk-roots corner...the most exuberant record I've heard in ages...breathtaking." fRoots "Astonishing eclectic folk-rock from acclaimed Canadian quintet." Mojo A place where Irish, Mexican and Roots music collide. The Seattle Weekly "A mix of Eagles laced alt-country, Tower of Power horns and gospel choirs, reminiscent of early Elton John and Van Morrison." Americana UK ------------------------------------------------------------------ Support from two-time Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee SARAH JANE SCOUTEN. Observant, outspoken, and at the top of her craft, Sarah's new album 'The Bloom Falls From The Rose' is an illuminous body of work; one that shines a light on the wind-whipped highway of Scouten's life as a gifted songwriter, scholar of roots music history, and travelling musician. With flavours of Lucinda Williams, Nanci Griffiths, Old Crow Medicine Show and a wealth of old-time and bluegrass music, Sarah Jane's songs are faithful to a long-standing folk music tradition, but often spill over into modern themes that are outspoken and edgy, from homelessness to midwifery to tongue-in-cheek heartache songs and unabashed Canadiana.

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Caves And Clouds

on Wed, 1 Nov 2017 at Glasgow Drake Bar - Upstairs 7:30pm

EarthSouNZ are proud to present this newly formed duo of EW Harris and Jo Kroger from Brooklyn New York City. EW is well known to Glasgow audiences from his appearances here last year at Swing Bar, Sweeneys on the Park and The Old Hairdressers. The upstairs drawing room at the Drake offers a unique 'house concert' setting, ideal for acoustic music. "Thrillingly melancholy and beautifully sad, Caves & Clouds are currently touring their debut album "The Winter of Our Discontent." The lyric heavy, harmony rich duo is the brainchild of singer-songwriters and longtime friends E.W. Harris and Jo Kroger. Set against the sparse backdrop of acoustic instruments, the duo combines Harris's rampant fantasism with Kroger's mystique noir to attempt to explore these turbulent times in which we find ourselves today." Find out more, or a have a listen at cavesandclouds.bandcamp.com. Supporting will be local singer songwriter Miss Demeanour in a rare acoustic appearance. Tickets £6 at the door or advance 20% discount on the great Gastropub menu in the bar downstairs

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Rory Mcleod

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- RORY MCLEOD An ex-circus clown and fire eater. A one-man-soul-band, and poet. He has a natural troubadour's talent for weaving magical, musical, storytelling spells accompanied by his own bizarre solo orchestra of distinctive instruments. The spoons, finger-cymbals, bandorea, Djembe drum, harmonica, guitar, trombone and-tap-dancing shoes accompany the "rich, raw, deep and resonant" voice of this "singular and liberating performer." "Expect the unexpected." McLEOD is a musical Gypsy, his eccentric melodies are infused with influences from Flamenco to Country blues, through to Celtic, East European and Calypso rhythms creating a style of music and songwriting that has been described as "Intimate, revealing, political and powerful." "When he sings his songs he will take you on a journey with him." "Poetry and dance-stories with verve, sharpness, humour and warmth about people and for people." "Great songs to dance to, infectious rhythms, flying harmonica!"

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The Roving Crows

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

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John Smith

on Wed, 1 Nov 2017 at Guildford The Keep 7:30pm

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Jesse Dayton Band

on Wed, 1 Nov 2017 at Winchester Railway Inn 8:00pm

Dayton's pedigree is not only impressive, but varied, to say the least. He played all of the lead guitar on Waylon Jennings record Right For The Time and on Ray Prices' record Prisoner of Love. He's also recorded with Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Johnny Bush and played live with Kris Kristofferson. Dayton played the lead parts alongside his personal hero Glen Campbell, right after Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. His exploits are not solely within the country genre either, Dayton has jokingly declared onstage, The Clash & X saved me from going to Foghat concerts! So it's not surprising that he ended up playing guitar on the Supersuckers biggest selling record Must've Been High, which frontman Eddie Spaghetti admits was directly influenced by Dayton himself. Dayton ended up producing and playing all of the guitars on Eddie's solo record, The Value of Nothing and also appears on the new Supersuckers record Get The Hell. After touring with Mike Ness from Social Distortion, then playing with punk icon John Doe from the band X, (the two appeared on David Letterman), Dayton got the call to play guitar for X on the bands entire North American Tour, filling in for Billy Zoom while he was in cancer treatment.

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Chris Leslie

on Thu, 2 Nov 2017 at Stony Stratford The Cock Hotel (Marquee Suite) 7:30pm

40 Anniversary Concert

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Bella Hardy

on Thu, 2 Nov 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Gigspanner

on Thu, 2 Nov 2017 at Hebden Bridge Wadsworth Community Centre 6:45pm

Doors 6.45 for show to begin at 8.00. Real ale and pie and peas available before and at the interval. What to say?.... Gigspanner are exceptional, inventive and display great musicianship. Peter Knight's role in Steeleye Span is well known and critically recognised. Peter has developed in new directions within his trio Gigspanner. Joining Peter is Robert Flack on guitar and Sacha Trochet on percussion. See them at the friendly intimate venue of Wadsworth Community Centre. Get your tickets early. Just a few of the positive reviews "With his trio, Peter Knight breaks new ground and is second to absolutely nobody...ground-breaking, engaging, frequently astonishing, Gigspanner deliver a quite simply superb set **** Maverick Magazine "Gigspanner work together in musical genius...there is no track that won't rope you in and buzz you like drinking a barrel of coffee **** EFDSS Magazine A glorious musical tour de force...simply exquisite **** Spiral Earth "Peter shows a willingness to turn the expected inside out and to place it back as neat as it was before being taken" **** fRoots "Magnificent...a feast of imaginative music" **** The Telegraph "The trio de-construct and transform the music into an original blend of the exotic and often eclectic" **** Louder than War "The development of Gigspanner over their time together is astonishing..... **** R2 Rock n Reel

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Michelle Lewis

on Thu, 2 Nov 2017 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:00pm

MICHELLE POPS INTO HIGH WYCOMBE AS PART OF HER UK TOUR.

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Alabama 3 (accoustic)

on Thu, 2 Nov 2017 at Lewes The Con Club 7:30pm

Heeding Woodie Guthrie's maxim, Alabama 3 have never feared the reduction of their technology. Consequently, Alabama 3 acoustic is brave enough to go out on the road armed only with a battered acoustic guitar and harmonica, preaching Guthrie's word that 'this machine kills fascists.' In homage to the classic delta blues slide players like Mississippi Fred McDowell, Howling Wolf, John Lee Hooker and their own Rockfree Base (though not in that pantheon of greats), we present our own narco-acoustic slant on Alabama 3 and the music that has inspired us along the way. Complete with Larry Love's gravelly ash-stained vocals, Nick Reynolds bank robber melodies on harmonica, they provide a raucous show, which is in no way constrained by the boring maxim that often goes with acoustic gigs! Fresh from their full band recording of 'Blues' released in November 2016, fans have enjoyed acoustic arrangements of the latest recordings along with their back catalogue of hits this year. An unrivaled Marxist machine gun, Alabama 3 Acoustic are on a mission to get you mashed.

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Eddie Martin Band

on Thu, 2 Nov 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Singer song-writer, multi instrumentalist, One-Man-Band, Big Band, Band leader, composer, producer and arranger, Eddie Martin is amongst the most versatile, creative and just plain hard-working musicians around. Currently he is as likely to be found playing or recording solo, or fronting his blues-rock trio. But he has pushed and explored the blues more than any other UK artist over his 30 year professional career. With 14 rave-reviewed album/DVD releases and constant globe-trotting since turning professional in 1995, London-born Eddie Martin has been called The Ambassador of British Blues. Best Solo/Acoustic Artist Finalist in The European Blues Awards 2016, Blues Act of the Year 2011 winner, he has been Nominated Best UK Blues Guitarist, Best Harmonica Player, Best Band, Best Acoustic Artist and Best Blues Album release many times, and his songs have made it onto TV and film soundtracks. He is frequently broadcast on international radio, has performed many times on TV and recorded 3 sessions for BBC Radio 2, including at the famous Maida Vale Studios. More info on his website: http://eddiemartin.com

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Eddie Martin Band

on Thu, 2 Nov 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Singer song-writer, multi instrumentalist, One-Man-Band, Big Band, Band leader, composer, producer and arranger, Eddie Martin is amongst the most versatile, creative and just plain hard-working musicians around. Currently he is as likely to be found playing or recording solo, or fronting his blues-rock trio. But he has pushed and explored the blues more than any other UK artist over his 30 year professional career. With 14 rave-reviewed album/DVD releases and constant globe-trotting since turning professional in 1995, London-born Eddie Martin has been called The Ambassador of British Blues. Best Solo/Acoustic Artist Finalist in The European Blues Awards 2016, Blues Act of the Year 2011 winner, he has been Nominated Best UK Blues Guitarist, Best Harmonica Player, Best Band, Best Acoustic Artist and Best Blues Album release many times, and his songs have made it onto TV and film soundtracks. He is frequently broadcast on international radio, has performed many times on TV and recorded 3 sessions for BBC Radio 2, including at the famous Maida Vale Studios. More info on his website: http://eddiemartin.com

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Sound Of The Sirens

on Thu, 2 Nov 2017 at Cambridge Portland Arms 7:30pm

Wonky Pony presents... Exeter-based duo Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood dovetail beautifully on their debut album For All Our Sins which was released in May 2017 to wide praise including from R2 Magazine who called it a stunning debut collection. The girls appeared on ITV's Weekend show with Aled Jones and the video for 'Smokescreen' was added to the BT TV playlist. 'For All Our Sins' is out now on DMF Records on CD, Vinyl and Digital. New single 'Together Alone' is an uplifting, catchy acoustic-pop song with eloquently delivered lyrics that carry a powerful message. They say It's a song about the power of people being connected in this life and about making the most out of the one we have. Their live shows combine a natural facility for connecting with their audiences and unforgettable performances with warmth, humour and, above all, real conviction. Chris Evans declared himself blown away when he saw Sound of the Sirens for the first time, and subsequently invited them to perform on TFI Friday last year - and more recently Jeremy Vine declared them a revelation after seeing them live. Last year saw them play a number of shows in the UK including Camp Bestival, Isle of Wight Festival and supporting Rick Astley on his sold out UK tour. They supported Kiefer Sutherland on his UK dates in June, as well as playing at Glastonbury Festival and at a number of other festivals in the UK & Europe including Big Feastival, Jimmy's Farm and Greenbelt.

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Willie Nile

on Thu, 2 Nov 2017 at Bedford Gordon Arms Ents Shed 8:00pm

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Harrow Fair

on Thu, 2 Nov 2017 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

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

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Trio Dhoore

on Thu, 2 Nov 2017 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Trio Dhoore are a young band of monstrously musical brothers from Flanders. Championed by fRoots magazine, their first appearance in the UK at Sidmouth Folk festival this summer was a rip-roaring success, swiftly followed by universally-applauded shows at Homegrown Festival/EfEx. They are a stand out act! Their 'rooted folk music' breathes life, freedom and energy into a repertoire of traditional Flemish tunes (and the occasional song) and their own material. They create an immersive soundscape where folky grooves, melancholy melodies and intuitive interplay combine to unique effect. Thrillingly modern in approach, engaging in style, modest and technically outstanding in execution. This is what blood-harmony sounds like in instrumental form! Koen (electro-acoustic hurdy-gurdy), Hartwin (diatonic accordion) and Ward Dhoore (acoustic guitar/mandolin) have honed their pure acoustic sound and refreshing arrangements with live work at prestigious events throughout mainland Europe over the past few years, as well as two acclaimed album releases. Their third, Momentum, is released this November and expresses that critical moment, the tipping point when sufficient energy is set free to enable change; the moment to seize a new opportunity. Trio Dhoore are ready to seize opportunities with all six hands! 'Technical excellence and rare musicality of all three.' fRoots 'Music that captures the imagination.' Folk World Magazine 'Trio Dhoore brilliantly typifies the young generation of Flemish folk musicians' Rudolstadt Festival

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Martyn Wyndham-read

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

Here is another favourite performer on the English folk scene, with a career now spanning 50 years. An exceptionally fine singer and a deceptively modest guitar accompanist, Martyn mixes traditional folk ballads with songs learned in Australia, where he spent several formative years in his youth. He is also a champion of contemporary songwriting, including the work of our own Stan Graham.

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Martyn Wyndham-read

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

Here is another favourite performer on the English folk scene, with a career now spanning 50 years. An exceptionally fine singer and a deceptively modest guitar accompanist, Martyn mixes traditional folk ballads with songs learned in Australia, where he spent several formative years in his youth. He is also a champion of contemporary songwriting, including the work of our own Stan Graham.

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Jennifer Crook With Mike Cosgrave And Clare Lindley

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

Singer songwriter, harp and guitar player, Jennifer Crook is a much-loved feature of Britain's folk and acoustic scene. With collaborations that encompass Boo Hewerdine, Eddi Reader and Snow Patrol, she has released a string of intelligent, finely-crafted albums, attracting plaudits from Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 and the folk press. Heartfelt and authentic, Jennifer's highly skilled musicianship and naturally beautiful singing voice make a captivating live performance. With the addition of vocal harmonies and such first class musicians as Mike Cosgrave (guitar, accordion) and new trio member Clare Lindley (violin), the atmospheric arrangements around Jennifer's vivid storytelling are simply stunning. Three years since her last hometown appearance, this promises to be a very special night with some brand new versions of old and new material including a song you need to hear before the 5th of November! Jennifer's new album The Year, She Turns was inspired by the months and the seasons and is the latest addition in a great catalogue of wonderful songs. This is contemporary songwriting and performing at it's best Maverick***** A class act R2. A rare talent Stephen W Tayler (Real World Studios, Producer, Kate Bush) A vocalist of sublime power John O'Regan A writer with her own unique set of gifts that melodically and lyrically place her a cut above many of her contemporaries Folk Radio UK Multi-instrumentalist Mike Cosgrave regularly tours with Jackie Oates, Cosgrave and Banks, and has previously worked with Michael Weston King, Jackie Leven and Bath-based band 'Daily Planet' amongst others. Jennifer met him in a wind-swept car park by the sea in Pembrokeshire after a Daily Planet gig. Clare Lindley has played with many artists, more recently as the violinist in the cult rock band Stackridge and the acoustic trio DLM headed by Bath-based songwriter Andrew Cresswell Davis. Jennifer met her at a folk festival in the Shetland Islands when they were young and having too much fun to remember much about it. www.jennifercrook.com Peter James Millson Support comes from Peter James Millson who took the photos for Jennifer's latest album and is working on his next record. They sometimes talk about songwritery things on the phone. PJM was one of the guests on her new CD. https://peterjamesmillson.com

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Will Pound And Eddy Jay

on Thu, 2 Nov 2017 at Croydon The Oval Tavern 8:00pm

Will and Eddy bring music from their explosive new album, "Ignite" to the Oval Tavern. You'll be amazed at their energy, virtuosity, and their percussive (without a percussionist!) sound. Whether gypsy jazz numbers, Balkan tunes with 7 beats in a bar, or straightforward traditional tunes, prepare to be astounded! "One of the most breath-taking live acts I've ever witnessed," according to Tom Robinson of BBC Radio 6 Music. Will has been awarded Spiral Earth Magazine Musician Of The Year 2015, FATEA Instrumentalist of the Year 2013 & 2014,and been nominated three-times for BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician Of The Year. He has performed with musicians as diverse as Martin Simpson, Concerto Caledonia, Michelle Burke and Guy Chambers. His own projects include Haddo, Walsh and Pound and The Will Pound Band. Eddy Jay performed in the 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, and also devised his own shows of Prokofiev's 'Peter and the Wolf' and a musical biography of Edith Piaf. Check out tickets for this, and other great gigs at The Oval Tavern, at www.wegottickets.com/theukulele . Thanks for Folk Radio UK for the image.

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Steel Songbirds

on Thu, 2 Nov 2017 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 7:00pm

7pm: Doors 8pm: Steel Songbirds 10pmlate: Singing session

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Daoiri Farrell In Concert

on Fri, 3 Nov 2017 at Doncaster Catholic Club 7:30pm

www.daoiri.com 2017 Winner of 2 Folk Awards. The last gig we had sold out. Adviseable to buy tickets early. Excellent support from multi-istrumentalist www.ginalefaux.com

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Red Dirt Skinners

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

The Red Dirt Skinners, a genre-busting husband-wife duo, continue to make musical waves. They are the first act in history to achieve accolades at the British Blues Awards and the British Country Music Awards, plus the distinction of finalists in the Folk category for the UK Songwriting Awards.  The current album, Behind The Wheel was nominated Album of the Year at the International Acoustic Music Awards and voted Folk/Roots Album of the Year in several polls. Having no tie to any particular genre means that the Red Dirt Skinners sound is instantly recognisable. With male and female harmonies blending together as one voice and Sarah's trademark soprano saxophone solos, you will be swept along by the refreshingly different approach to an evening of music making with this husband and wife duo.   Five critically acclaimed albums to the good, The BBC described the Red Dirt Skinners as taking the music scene by storm. They have a natural rapport with their audiences and their live shows are a wonderful experience; a musical journey to remember. Be prepared for laugh out loud lyrics, followed by songs sure to pull at your heartstrings. Rob and Sarah Skinner will steal your hearts. The best live album I've heard in yonks!" FATEA Magazine 10/10 "One of the best duos in the business" Blues In Britain Magazine "Musically set apart from the mass of bands who are just copying what has gone before" Music News 4/5 "A fantastic live band full of warmth and stories that make each track authentic with personal connection" Bluesdoodles 10/10 "The space where the vocals of Sarah and Rob Skinner meet features two tones existing as a single note". The Alternate Root Magazine "Close Harmonies don't come much sweeter" Classic Rock Magazine 8/10 " Homebred male/female duos don't come more impassioned or impressive Daily Mirror 4/5 "Outstanding harmonies" R2 (Rock n Reel) Magazine 4/5

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Harrow Fair

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

Harrow fair is Miranda Mulholland (Great Lakes Swimmers) & Andrew Penner (Sunparlour Players). One part stomping songs that echo early country and rock n roll. The other gritty ballads that sound sweet and haunted. This duo's evocative and rapidly expanding collection of songs are utterly foreign, oddly familiar and deeply gratifying. Debut full-length album 'Call To Arms' is out now. Miranda and Andrew started writing music together while working in the Soulpepper Theatre Company in Toronto over the last few years. Since then, they have built a musical framework that allows both of them freedom to use their considerable strengths as both singers and instrumentalists and explore songwriting enhanced by heavy kick drum, rootsy guitar and scorching fiddle. 'Between Great Lakes Swimmers tours and just a few months removed from a solo tour in support of her own fine 2014 record Whipping Boy, Miranda Mulholland's lengthy and wide-ranging CV gets another entry with this newish pairing with Sunparlour Players' Andrew Penner' Chris Young, Toronto Star 'new duo of fiddler Miranda Mulholland (whose main gig is with Great Lake Swimmers) and Andrew Penner (of Sunparlour Players) is a heavenly excursion into soulful country. Their impassioned, touching interpretation of Hank Williams' Told a Lie to My Heart is just bewitching.' John Doyle, Globe and Mail

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Megan Henwood At No8 Café

on Fri, 3 Nov 2017 at Launceston No 8 Cafe 8:00pm

Megan Henwood is an extremely talented young folk singer with a wonderful voice, who is quickly rising through the ranks simply because she has such a great way with lyrics and her songwriting is bringing her music into an unmistakable modern era which resonates with audiences wherever she plays. "Brings to mind both Laura Marling and Joni Mitchell, gently impassioned folk enveloped in a swirl of acoustic strumming and elegant orchestration irresistible." DIRECT CURRENT MAGAZINE, CHICAGO She is definately one to watch! So why not come and watch her at No8 Café, Launceston. Music Starts 8pm Doors open at 6.30pm for Pre gig food.

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Speak, Brother

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

Three great acts play at the bookshop. Details soon.

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Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts

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

Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Folk Awards, Katriona (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie (guitar) released their debut album in 2008, since when they have toured Europe and Canada, played some of the UK's biggest festivals, toured with legends Fairport Convention, and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work. Katriona learned violin at school and started playing local folk clubs at the age of 14. She joined folk sensations Tiny Tin Lady in 2006, and in 2011 was invited to be part of a new lineup of The Albion Band. Jamie was brought up in Barnsley in a musical family, he joined young English traditionalists Kerfuffle in 2007 and more recently formed The Dovetail Trio with Rosie Hood and Matt Quinn. Together, they weave an intriguing blend of traditional and modern elements into their music, using ancient lyrical themes and potent true stories alongside more modern styles, while adding elements of technology and modern rhythms and techniques to build up the layers of their live sound. It's an intoxicating brew and you really should make the effort to see them.

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Plum Busby

on Fri, 3 Nov 2017 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:00pm

Fantastic night of music and variety featuring an array of talent Important Notes: Bills may alter at late notice check on www.downstairsatthekingshead.com for any last-minute changes. There is no reserved seating Downstairs. We can seat 90 and have 10 standing spaces. Your ticket guarantees entry, but if you want a good seat, please be with us by the advertised door opening time. Please bring evidence of booking (i.e; a print-out your confirmation email) If you have purchased a concessionary ticket, evidence of entitlement will be required.(Student, OAP, on Benefits etc) You can book tickets up to 6pm on the day of the show. After then, any remaining tickets will be sold on a first-come first-served basis on the door at the advertised doors open time. Also please note that, as an intimate venue, we discourage large group bookings, so tickets are limited on this show to a MAXIMUM of 8 per person. We want everyone to enjoy the show. Please don't talk during the performance and ensure your mobile phone is turned off. You will be required to leave without refund if your behaviour is disruptive. No recording in any medium is allowed without prior permission. Intoxicated persons will not be admitted. The use of E cigarettes is prohibited Note we do not allow food downstairs. If you are planning on eating upstairs before the show, please allow plenty of time to finish before coming downstairs.

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The Paperboys

on Fri, 3 Nov 2017 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

Wrapping up their 24th anniversary year, Vancouver Canadian musician Tom Landa, is looking back on the legacy of his much-loved folk rock band The Paperboys. For two decades, The Paperboys have been touring the world and lighting up stages with their free-wheeling blend of influences from Celtic and bluegrass, to Mexican son jarocho, brass bands, and Canadian roots. They've been called everything from Cajun slamgrass to worldbeat, they've received a Juno award (Canadian Grammy), plus two Juno nominations, released nine albums, and regularly play two-night bills in the Pacific Northwest. But that's not what matters to Landa now. What means more to me than anything else is to receive letters, emails, or hear stories from people who tell me that our songs helped them through a tough time, or that they used one of our songs for their wedding, or that an album of ours was the soundtrack of their summer. At the end of the day, accolades are nice, but they are nothing compared to connecting with people.

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Angel Snow

on Fri, 3 Nov 2017 at Southsea The Tea Tray 7:30pm

Angel - Nashville's next stealth pop weapon! (Nashville Music Row) Ida - This album (Time Of Ghosts) is an astonishing achievement.a magic borne of latent talent! (Fatea Magazine) Oh yes! We're so delighted that we were able to squeeze one last show into the Square Roots 2017 schedule - and WHAT A SHOW it is too! Two amazing artists, up close and personal in our favourite small venue, The Tea Tray, limited amount of tickets..a double bill you're unlikely to see again in such intimate surroundings! Americana superstar Angel Snow and Danish sensation Ida Wenoe! Wow! Can you believe that?!! Limited to just 40 tickets only! Angel Snow writes and performs the kind of music you can just fall in love with! (Laurel Canyon) A childlike fragility to Ida Wenoe that makes the songs sound like whimsical folk for fairy tales with a sinister undertow. Her voice weary but cute, with the power to cut through is perfect; she sounds like the young narrator of her own magical-malevolent fantasies! (The Guardian) More Information at www.squarerootspromotions.co.uk

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Noble Jacks

on Fri, 3 Nov 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:30pm

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

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Will Pound And Eddy Jay

on Fri, 3 Nov 2017 at Wigan The Old Courts 7:00pm

The dynamic and exhilarating duo of Will Pound and Eddy Jay leaves audiences breathless. The pair read each other instinctively, forging a path to new folk sounds with harmonica and accordion together as one instrument. Will Pound, three-time nominee for BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician Of The Year, is one of the finest harmonica players of his generation whose innovative style pushes the boundaries of his instrument and the folk genre. Acoustic Roots regulars will remember his previous stunning performance with us in March 2015 as part of the four-piece 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). Will Pound and Eddy Jay's new album, Ignite, is attracting much attention: '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 www.poundandjay.co.uk Opening up the evening for us is Tim Lee. This is a very welcome return for Cheshire-based Tim, whose new album, And Into The Woods, is out in October.

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Giles Robson & The Dirty Aces

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

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Giles Robson & The Dirty Aces

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

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Martyn Joseph @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 4 Nov 2017 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:00pm

Martyn Joseph is a powerful singer and songwriter gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics. With a career spanning 30 years, 32 albums, over a half a million record sales and thousands of live performances, the versatility of his music touches genres of folk, rock, soul, folk funk and Americana, yet somehow all these labels cannot define the spirit of his music. Compared to Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews, he has created his own style and reputation as a mesmerising live performer 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 One of acoustic music's most original voices, and most forward looking of his generation of singer/songwriters Q Magazine A profound experience The Boston Globe Songs of social commentary as much as love, with a rootsy sensibility
 Time Out Written with craft, performed with passion Financial Times www.wychwoodfolkclub.com www.martynjoseph.net/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIVA5_k6rfo&list=PLAOYnvcoJ7L9WflVye_9FtA1qK7ckFITc www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0VS4t_IWLY&list=PLAOYnvcoJ7L9WflVye_9FtA1qK7ckFITc&index=3 www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCufz2egXYM

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Harrow Fair

on Sat, 4 Nov 2017 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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Ben Jordan

on Sat, 4 Nov 2017 at Exeter Cygnet Theatre 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 7.30pm. Ben Jordan is an American independent musician from Denver, Colorado. Having toured the US with Ghosts Breathing Through Our Strings in 2010 Ben journeyed across the Atlantic for the first time. He is currently residing and touring throughout the UK and Europe. In 2014 Ben signed with IRL Records and released his highly anticipated follow up album Dream Invisible featuring the majority of Sam Green & the Midnight Heist; Jaz Delorean, from Tankus the Henge, and other UK musicians. Ben is currently working on a new album called Hymns Beneath the White Noise. Ben's songs range from intimate ballad to high energy foot stomper and everywhere in between. His solo shows are part comedy, part travelogue and always a hair's breadth from careening off the road. His communication and rapport with the audience is a rare and often hilarious thing to see.

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Ben Jordan

on Sat, 4 Nov 2017 at Exeter Cygnet Theatre 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 7.30pm. Ben Jordan is an American independent musician from Denver, Colorado. Having toured the US with Ghosts Breathing Through Our Strings in 2010 Ben journeyed across the Atlantic for the first time. He is currently residing and touring throughout the UK and Europe. In 2014 Ben signed with IRL Records and released his highly anticipated follow up album Dream Invisible featuring the majority of Sam Green & the Midnight Heist; Jaz Delorean, from Tankus the Henge, and other UK musicians. Ben is currently working on a new album called Hymns Beneath the White Noise. Ben's songs range from intimate ballad to high energy foot stomper and everywhere in between. His solo shows are part comedy, part travelogue and always a hair's breadth from careening off the road. His communication and rapport with the audience is a rare and often hilarious thing to see.

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Blues Revue

on Sat, 4 Nov 2017 at Leamington Spa The Zephyr Lounge 7:00pm

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New Roots: Burning Wheel 'remembrance Songs' Album Launch

on Sat, 4 Nov 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell Doors open 7.30 pm Nearest tube Farringdon 6 minutes walk New Roots is proud to present the launch of Burning Wheel's new album 'Remembrance Songs'. The nine tracks on Remembrance Songs were recorded with renowned producer Gerry Diver. Gerry's recent work has included Lisa Knapp's Till April is Dead A Garland of May, which received a five-star-rated reviews in the Guardian and Mojo, and Sam Lee's Ground of its Own, which was shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize. The collaboration looks set to follow the artistic, critical and commercial success of Gerry's previous projects. Born and raised in Liverpool and an alumni of John Lennon's Quarry Bank School, front-man EoinQuiery fuses the melodic sensibilities of his hometown with the poetry and storytelling of his Irish ancestry. Live on stage Burning Wheel comfortably mix Primal Scream and the Pogues with a huge dose of soul and come roaring out the other side with a visceral rock'n'roll show. 'Channeling the folk tradition through modern electronica, country and post-rock.' Big Chill

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Jim Kweskin - Unjugged

on Sat, 4 Nov 2017 at Stony Stratford York House Centre 7:30pm

"There are only a handful of people who moulded the early folk scene in America at the start of the '60s. And surely one is Jim Kweskin." - Bentley's Bandstand, The Morton Report, 2016 Jim is now touring to launch his new CD, Unjugged which showcases his current repertoire. Even if you are not quite senior enough to remember The Jim Kewskin Jug Band (with Geoff and Maria Muldaur) you will love the virtuosity and versatility of Jim's solo show. He is probably best known as a singer and bandleader. He also created one of the bedrock guitar styles of the folk revival, adapting the ragtime-blues fingerpicking of artists like Blind Boy Fuller to the more complex chords of pop and jazz. He has maintained a remarkably consistent musical vision since his jug band days, continuing to explore traditional folk and blues with the sophisticated sensibility of a jazz musician and jazz with the communal simplicity of a folk artist. For more information visit http://jimkweskin.com/index.htm Doors open at 7.30pm and York House's charming and efficient bar staff will sell you real ale and other drinks at the cash-only bar. All proceeds from the bar go to York House Centre. And have a look at the York House website: www.york-house.org.uk

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Harp & A Monkey

on Sat, 4 Nov 2017 at Buxton The Green Man Gallery 7:30pm

Songs about cuckolded molecatchers, a lone English oak tree that grows at Gallipoli, care in the community and medieval pilgrims we can only be talking about the folk experimentalists Harp and a Monkey. The harp 'n' banjo driven electro-folk-storytelling of Martin Purdy, Simon Jones and Andy Smith is imbued with a deep Lancashire sensibility that shines through in their beautifully crafted and sometimes spooky vignettes of northern life, love and remembrance. Best Band winners - 2017 folking.com Awards Doors open at 7.30pm for 8pm start. One interval. The gallery will be open for audience members to view the art exhibitions. YOUTUBE LINKS Harp & A Monkey Gallipoli Oak https://youtu.be/l7LDD-xXACc Harp & A Monkey Payday https://youtu.be/XmRzOFBj-rM Harp & A Monkey Bolton's Yard https://youtu.be/eW6B1sT0xhQ Harp & A Monkey Katy's Twinkly Band https://youtu.be/kz_TBXwdIvA

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Presence Anniversary Concert

on Sat, 4 Nov 2017 at London St Mary's Church, Putney 7:00pm

Presence consist of: Veronica Towers, Mike Waiting, Peter Moss, Kevan and Ivor Bundell and Paul Gateshill. This is the 40th anniversary of their album Presence, released in 1976 and described then as 'Christian psychadelic folk rock!'

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Presence Anniversary Concert

on Sat, 4 Nov 2017 at London St Mary's Church, Putney 7:00pm

Presence consist of: Veronica Towers, Mike Waiting, Peter Moss, Kevan and Ivor Bundell and Paul Gateshill. This is the 40th anniversary of their album Presence, released in 1976 and described then as 'Christian psychadelic folk rock!'

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Willie Nile (from New York)

on Sat, 4 Nov 2017 at Canterbury Anchor Arts Centre 8:00pm

The New York Times called Willie Nile one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years. New York rock 'n' roller Willie Nile heads down to Wingham for an initimate show, delving into his repetoire and sharing stories of his four decades as a touring artist. "The precursor to this was a couple of one-offs I did. First a couple years ago at The Rubin Museum and then the Turning Point last August. After getting some of the best reviews of my life I knew I had to take this bad boy on the road. It will be a night to dance, drink, sing along and allow me to dive deep into my songbook as well as play the hits. I will be playing guitar or guitar and piano depending on the venue. Giving me musical accompaniment on vocals and the bass is none other than Johnny Pisano." Willie's fans include Bruce Springsteen, with whom he's guested onstage on multiple occasions, and Pete Townshend, who personally requested him as the opening act on the Who's 1982 US tour. Other avowed Nile admirers include Bono, Lou Reed, Paul Simon, Ian Hunter, Graham Parker, Jim Jarmusch, Adam Duritz, Little Steven and Lucinda Williams. RIVETING!...Springsteen, Mellencamp, Van MorrisonWillie Nile has earned his standing in that esteemed company! Blurt Crossing the power of the Clash with the social consciousness of Woody Guthriehe's stronger than ever! The Morton Report

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Simon Joyner

on Sat, 4 Nov 2017 at Manchester Hey! Manchester @ Low Four Studio 7:30pm

Simon Joyner is among America's best songwriters, so says Gillian Welch, Conor Oberst, Kevin Morby and others. With his new double LP, Step Into The Earthquake, the songwriter strikes for the personal while acknowledging that the times they are a-changin' around us again. In fact, things are leaning shitty right now, and the characters in Joyner's songs experience the dissolution of comfort amid anxious concerns regarding our turbulent times. Joyner traverses the human predicament, in general, and the American psyche specifically, using fiction to tell difficult truths. Characters struggle through personal crises while absorbing America's currently failing experiment. To record, Joyner's band, the Ghosts, holed up with longtime collaborator, Michael Krassner (Boxhead Ensemble), in Omaha's ARC Studio, developing songs from skeletal foundations to full-on group efforts. Hence, each compositions' power comes equally from the lyrics working in tandem with the subtle arrangements. Joyner's vision may be dark but it stops short of nihilism. Where do we go from here? The best move towards answering that question is knowing where we stand right now. Joyner's expansive album offers a poet's truthful view, however disconcerting, that to survive whatever is coming for us, we have to confront and understand it first. So, go ahead and step into the earthquake. 'Omaha has given us the reigning heir to Henry Miller's dark emotional mirror, Townes Van Zandt's three-chord moan, and Lou Reed's warehouse minimalism: his name is Simon Joyner' Gillian Welch 'Simon's always been a secret handshake amongst me and my peers. He's a pioneer. He's helped pave the way for many people, myself included. He's an artist in its purest form for his only concern is crafting a perfect song which he's done time and time again' Kevin Morby Tour support comes from fellow Omaha musician David Nance. David Nance, Omaha veteran of warble and hiss, returns with Negative Boogie, his new concoction of chug, throb and greasy swagger. For Boogie, Nance trades in his beaten up Tascam 488 for the bullet-proof, glass walls of ARC Studios. Where else can you brew the negative boogie? And what exactly is the negative boogie? Well, it's a bit like Canned Heat but with Pere Ubu's queasy rhythms and someone playing five finger fillet with Swell Maps. Ensconced in his ivory tower and soundproof rooms, Nance reached for unlikely weapons to tear down his own lofty experiment. He had his pick of rare guitars, cowbells, steel drums, vintage amps, Crazy Horse microphones, mellotron, and the restless but indefatigable rhythm section of Kevin Donahue and Tom May. They started at sunrise and recorded 15 songs by midnight. Maybe it's his Midwestern work ethic, maybe he's a sonic cheapskate. Maybe it's just the sound of negative boogie. 'Possibly the best songwriter in the United States that nobody outside DIY tape collectors and his friends has heard' Noisey Completed in 1962, Low Four was built as part of the original Granada Studio. The live-room was originally connected to a control room above and was where The Beatles rehearsed for their first ever TV appearance. In its heyday, it was used to record theme tunes and soundtracks for classic ITV dramas such as Jewel in the Crown, Brideshead Revisited and Sherlock Holmes, often by sections of the Halle Orchestra. Nowadays, it is used as a professional recording studio, and also streams one-off live performances by the likes of Jane Weaver, Mew, Jesca Hoop, Dutch Uncles, Polica, Alexis Taylor and Everything Everything. This is a 14+ age restriction show. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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The Willows

on Sun, 5 Nov 2017 at London Water Rats 7:30pm

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. The band were formed in 2010 by husband and wife, Cliff and Jade, sister, Prue, and chance meeting via Gumtree, Ben. Following numerous gigs in folk clubs all over the the UK supporting the likes of LAU, Seth Lakeman, & Peatbog Faeries and an eponymous EP, the band released debut album Beneath Our Humble Soil in 2013. Produced by Stu Hanna (Megson, Faustus, Show of Hands), the album caught the attention of BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris who invited the band in for a live session midway through their UK tour. Maverick Magazine gave the record 4½ stars, and it was subsequently nominated for Best Debut in the Spiral Earth Awards. Absolutely gorgeous sound A lovely album Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 A hugely enjoyable album; with songs that engage and enliven, music that appeals across the board; a warm and wonderful release Folk Radio UK Second album Amidst Fiery Skies sees the band further augment their sound with new member Evan Carson (bodhran), guest double bassist Ben Nicholls (Seth Lakeman Band, The Full English) and co-producer Sean Lakeman. For the first time the band present original, traditional and covered songs side by side, yet in many ways the record feels like their most homogenous work to date. Stories remain at the heart of the album: The banjo-driven Johnny Robson telling of a man who throws himself into the fire after an apparition of his deceased wife. The heartbreakingly tender Outward Bound (a variant on the Faithful Sailor Boy) depicting a ship's safe return to land without the maiden's lover aboard. Whilst, The Visitor describes a true story of arguably the most heroic lifeboat rescue in British history. The music itself is rich in power, with the band equally at home with pin-drop intimacy as they are invigorating foot-stompers. "***** - Amidst Fiery Skies is outstanding!" - The Telegraph "Already selected for the 'next big thing' from the burgeoning herds of young English folkies , their 2nd album is beautifully rendered" - Acoustic Magazine Alongside their achievements in the studio, a hectic touring schedule has helped the band build a reputation as a compelling live act, appearing at the likes of Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Sidmouth Folk Week, Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness, Towersey, Broadstairs, Sark, Village Pump, Secret Garden Party, Warwick Folk Festival, Folk By The Oak, Village Pump, SommerSound (Germany), Bristol Folk Festival, Purbeck and FolkEast in recent years.

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Martyn Joseph

on Sun, 5 Nov 2017 at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge 6:45pm

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. 2014 saw him take the spirit of his music onto a more practical footing with the launch of his Let Yourself Trust, a not-for-profit organisation which aims to make a small difference out of great love and commitment by challenging injustice wherever it's found, educating via advocacy, campaigning for human rights, and raising issues that have been forgotten or ignored via fundraising initiatives, thus bringing about greater awareness for beautiful people in powerless situations. 2016 was one of Martyn's busiest, and this was acknowledged by him being nominated in the Hardest Working Artist category at the UK Independent Music Awards, being the only folk artist to receive any nomination. Playing over 170 shows worldwide he was also part of the Parliament/EFDSS project Sweet Liberties marking 800 years of British democracy. One of his songs from this, Nye celebrating Nye Bevan, the author of the NHS, has been enthusiastically received by audiences everywhere, as well as having BBC national airplay on Mark Radcliffe's Folk Show and Tom Robinson's 6 Music show. Martyn Joseph. A unique talent driven by passion and love for his trade, continues to write, sing and play from the heart. It's a road he's been travelling for most of his life and, as he often tells his audience, 'you keep turning up and so will I.' Martyn is one of the few artists we re-book every year at Folk in the Barn. Those that know the power of his music and performance will know why. Stunning, heartfelt music
 Bob Harris BBC Radio 2, "Intelligent and enlightened songs are both energising and provocativefrom subtle tenderness to growly indignation. A Welsh national treasure MOJO A superb album, open yet textured; complex yet immediately listenable: insightful and often hard hitting" R2 - 5 stars heartfelt and ultimately optimistic songs Songlines One of the most charismatic and electrifying performers in Britain todaytough and passionate
 Tom Robinson BBC 6 music One of acoustic music's most original voices, and most forward looking of his generation of singer/songwriters Q Magazine A profound experience The Boston Globe Songs of social commentary as much as love, with a rootsy sensibility
 Time Out Written with craft, performed with passion Financial Times www.martynjoseph.net Doors 6.45pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £16 online £17 offline (cash or cheque in advance) £18 on the door Choice of booking options on www.folkinthebarn.co.uk 01227 831493

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Martyn Joseph

on Sun, 5 Nov 2017 at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge 6:45pm

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. 2014 saw him take the spirit of his music onto a more practical footing with the launch of his Let Yourself Trust, a not-for-profit organisation which aims to make a small difference out of great love and commitment by challenging injustice wherever it's found, educating via advocacy, campaigning for human rights, and raising issues that have been forgotten or ignored via fundraising initiatives, thus bringing about greater awareness for beautiful people in powerless situations. 2016 was one of Martyn's busiest, and this was acknowledged by him being nominated in the Hardest Working Artist category at the UK Independent Music Awards, being the only folk artist to receive any nomination. Playing over 170 shows worldwide he was also part of the Parliament/EFDSS project Sweet Liberties marking 800 years of British democracy. One of his songs from this, Nye celebrating Nye Bevan, the author of the NHS, has been enthusiastically received by audiences everywhere, as well as having BBC national airplay on Mark Radcliffe's Folk Show and Tom Robinson's 6 Music show. Martyn Joseph. A unique talent driven by passion and love for his trade, continues to write, sing and play from the heart. It's a road he's been travelling for most of his life and, as he often tells his audience, 'you keep turning up and so will I.' Martyn is one of the few artists we re-book every year at Folk in the Barn. Those that know the power of his music and performance will know why. Stunning, heartfelt music
 Bob Harris BBC Radio 2, "Intelligent and enlightened songs are both energising and provocativefrom subtle tenderness to growly indignation. A Welsh national treasure MOJO A superb album, open yet textured; complex yet immediately listenable: insightful and often hard hitting" R2 - 5 stars heartfelt and ultimately optimistic songs Songlines One of the most charismatic and electrifying performers in Britain todaytough and passionate
 Tom Robinson BBC 6 music One of acoustic music's most original voices, and most forward looking of his generation of singer/songwriters Q Magazine A profound experience The Boston Globe Songs of social commentary as much as love, with a rootsy sensibility
 Time Out Written with craft, performed with passion Financial Times www.martynjoseph.net Doors 6.45pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £16 online £17 offline (cash or cheque in advance) £18 on the door Choice of booking options on www.folkinthebarn.co.uk 01227 831493

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Granny's Attic - Cohen Braithwaite-kilcoyne, George Sansome And Lewis Wood

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

"Energetic" doesn't come anywhere describing this trio. Traditional and own songs; guitar, melodeon, concertina, mandolin and fiddle combine to make this young band one to watch. More power than the Duracell bunny! There will indeed be fireworks this night!

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Harrow Fair

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

No strangers to the music scene, Miranda Mulholland (Great Lake Swimmers, Belle Starr) and Andrew Penner (Sunparlour Players) began writing music together while working in Toronto's Soulpepper Theatre Company. With Harrow Fair, the duo has created a musical framework combining their considerable strengths as singers and instrumentalists and are exploring songwriting enhanced by heavy kick drum, rootsy guitar and scorching fiddle. One part stomping songs that echo early country and rock n roll, the other part gritty ballads that sound sweet and haunted, this duo's evocative and rapidly expanding collection of songs is utterly foreign, oddly familiar and deeply gratifying.

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Daoirí Farrell

on Sun, 5 Nov 2017 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

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

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Daoirí Farrell

on Sun, 5 Nov 2017 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

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

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Kathryn Williams

on Sun, 5 Nov 2017 at Durham The Peoples Bookshop 3:30pm

We are delighted to welcome Kathryn Williams to LeftFieldDurham not just because Kathryn is a woman of the left and took part in the 2016 People Powered Concerts For Corbyn but also because she is a brilliant singer/songwriter. Kathryn began her career in 1999 with the release of Dog Leap Stairs, a set of low-key folk songs that drew comparisons to the hushed musings of Nick Drake. A native of Liverpool, Williams relocated to Newcastle to pursue a fine arts degree from which she emerged with a promising musical career when her second album, Little Black Numbers, was nominated for a Mercury Music Prize. With her newly raised profile, Williams began writing her third album and collaborating with folk legends like Bert Jansch and John Martyn. In 2004 she released an album called Relations which was a collection of covers of some of her favourite songs. Fiercely independent in attitude and appealingly understated in song, Williams then resumed recording new material at a prolific pace, delivering 2005's Over Fly Over and 2006's Leave to Remain which was described by the now defunct Word magazine as 'emotional stealth bombing at its most devastating'. In 2008, she worked with British singer/songwriter Neill MacColl (son of folk icons Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger) on the collaborative album Two. That same year, she also contributed vocals to Bombay Bicycle Club's debut single, 'Evening/Morning.' Resuming her own solo career later that year, she signed with London-based label One Little Indian and continued releasing high-quality albums at a fairly brisk rate by modern industry standards. Issued in 2010, The Quickening was followed by The Pond in 2012. Crown Electric arrived a year later as Williams embarked on her biggest U.K. tour yet. Her 2015 album, Hypoxia, a lyrically and sonically ambitious set of songs inspired by Sylvia Plath's novel The Bell Jar, was co-produced by Ed Harcourt to critical acclaim. 2016 saw the release of Resonator, a set of jazz standards recorded with vibraphone player Anthony Kerr and her latest, a collaboration with author Laura Barnett featuring songs based on Barnett's second novel, 'Greatest Hits' was released on 16th June 2017. While Kathryn is widely known as a Nick Drake fan, her own songs draw from a wide range of influences and she began writing long before she had heard of Nick Drake. Kathryn is eager to point out that, despite being happy to be associated with the English singer-songwriter tradition, she has strong roots in American song too: 'That's more what I grew up with than the English tradition. I was listening to Dylan and Joni Mitchell I also love The Velvets and grungy New York stuff. The things that influence you aren't necessarily gonna come out in obvious ways, unless you're trying to copy. I don't sound like Lou Reed or Tom Waits. But when I listen to them, I learn.' 'Williams is the laureate of the tiny moment - of glances, breaths, little intimacies only two people can share; small things on which the world turns' The Guardian 'Williams delivers deep, cutting insights with an occasional giggle' The Independent

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Steve Gibbons

on Sun, 5 Nov 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Unique and timeless the legend that's Steve Gibbons has withstood the fads and fashions of the music business for over four decades. Analyze his music and superb self-penned songs and you'll find the influences of blues, country and even psychedelia. With a huge international following, his long career has encompassed 15 albums and along the way he has worked and toured with many bands including The Who, Little Feat, Lynard Skynard and E.L.O. With a huge repertoire of original material to draw on his set list is always fresh and surprising, he draws the audience into a musical world with its own special history and culture, in his hands rock n roll is a magical force.

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Marcus Bonfanti & The Delta Duo

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MARCUS BONFANTI is an award winning singer, guitarist & songwriter from London and the new guitarist & singer of legendary British Rock & Roll band Ten Years After. He has also fronts The Ronnie Scott's Blues Explosion at their monthly residency now into it's fifth year at the prestigious London venue. A twice winner of the British Blues Award for Best Acoustic Performer and Best Songwriter as well as countless nominations in other categories, Bonfanti has toured the world with many artists as well as his own band and released 3 critically acclaimed albums in a his so far short but successful musical career. He has worked with Ginger Baker, Van Morrison, PP Arnold, Shuggie Otis, Ronnie Wood, Joe Louis Walker, Eric Burdon and many other legendary musicians. Known for his deep powerful vocal style and ability to combine many different guitar styles to create his own, Bonfanti's solo acoustic show consists of music by all the great artists that have influenced his unique solo sound. Tonight he presents a special intimate show especially for the Green Note Basement with Jihad Darwish joining him on Upright Bass Expect songs by Muddy Waters, Josh White, Big Bill Broonzy, Robert Johnson, Ray Charles, Mississippi John Hurt, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal and many more. Utterly spellbinding The Times The next British blues guitar hero The Guardian

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Lucy Kitchen At Servant Jazz Quarters

on Sun, 5 Nov 2017 at London Servant Jazz Quarters 7:30pm

Lucy Kitchen full band show with support. From the opening notes, Sun to My Moon, Lucy Kitchen's second studio album, takes you on a journey spanning from fragile stripped back confessionals to Americana, to psychedelic-tinged harmony laden anthems. Featuring a more expansive sound than her previous offerings with full band on a number of songs, plus piano, pedal steel, Hammond and lush strings, Sun to My Moon was recorded mostly at Valley Studios and mastered to tape at Tilehouse Studios. The naturally raw sound is big, yet also intimate - and paints an emotive picture. In the search for touchstones Lucy is often compared to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Beth Orton and, vocally, to Sandy Denny - 'Lucy's vocal tone has hints of the late Sandy Denny in it a rare and precious thing indeed' (bestnewbands.com), but her sound is all her own. Sun to My Moon opens with the track of the same name, a call for a lover 'Sun to my moon, rain in my sea, I called out for you, the wind carried you to me', followed by the crashing, swirling emotion of 'Searching for Land'. 'Lovers in Blue' features stunning strings, and the ethereal 'Summer Queen' builds from delicate piano and acoustic guitar to full band and back again. She says of the album There's a theme of loss but how, within that, love somehow pulls us through. There's also I guess for me the vibe that I veer towards the moon - the darker, questioning side and a lot of the songs on the album have come out of a hard couple of years personally but also within that amazing things have happened as a result. Since her last album, Waking, Lucy has been in demand as a vocalist, working with a number of electronic music acts to write and record songs that have been championed by the likes of BBC Radio 1 and Mixmag. She's also performed on the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury festival. Lucy Kitchen has one of those real summer breeze voices, fresh and warm, and it's very much to the fore on her second album that contains a myriad of delights. And she's opened up her musical palette here with piano, steel pedal and strings all featured on a release in which she also brings in elements of Americana and lightly toasted psychedelia. But it's the quality of her songwriting that clinches the deal here, that and her emotive voice which grabs you right there. (The Crack Magazine) Sun to My Moon will be released on the 22nd September on Bohemia Rose Records. www.lucykitchen.com

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Pilgrim's Way

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

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

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Tom Mitchell And The Borrowed Band

on Mon, 6 Nov 2017 at Etton The Processed Pea 7:30pm

The band might be new, but it's fair to say Tom Mitchell and his cohorts in The Borrowed Band - Mark Anderson & Michael Bailey - have been around the musical block. Together and apart they've performed all over the shop, sharing stages with the likes of Mark Knopfler, The Lindisfarne Story Band, The Caffreys, Tarras, The Sunday for Sammy Band and a host of others. Crossing paths more often than not, Tom, Mark & Michael's mutual love of playing great songs has resulted in the formation of The Borrowed Band. Performing across the North East and beyond, there'll be guitars, piano, bass, harmonies.

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Rory Mcleod

on Mon, 6 Nov 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

An incredible ex circus clown and fire eater, now a one-man soul band, poet and storyteller. A modern travelling troubadour using tap shoes, acappella, harmonica, guitar, trombone, spoons, finger cymbals, bandorea, djembe and foot operated percussion! Having travelled all around the world, this is certainly not one to miss! Best Live Act: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2002 Texas Harmonica Champion 1981. Edinburgh Festival Street Busker Of The Year in 1985. 'Rory is a dynamic live performer - never still or silent, his shows radiate energy. All this dynamism does not obliterate his songs which are always thought-provoking and well crafted. Get hold of one of his albums and come and see one of the folk circuit's greatest live performers' (Venue magazine, Bristol UK).

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Jim Moray

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

When Jim Moray burst on to the folk scene, in 2002, he brought a fresh, innovative and energetic approach which he has continued to develop as a performer, collaborator and producer. Over the years he has won may plaudits and awards for his solo, band and production activities but has always remined a live performer, deeply rooted in traditional folk music. His latest album Upcetera features dramatically reimagined Child ballads. It's an album that places the narrative element of these songs centre stage, with Jim Moray's supple soaring vocals leading the listener by the hand through timeless old stories. This is a chance to see one of the top folk artistes of the last 2 decades up close in a folk club setting.

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Caught By The River Presents Marisa Anderson

on Mon, 6 Nov 2017 at London The Social, W1 7:00pm

Music: Marisa Anderson Music: Toby Hay Poet: Martha Sprackland DJ: Kyle Lonsdale (Earth Recordings) MC: John Andrews

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Jez Hellard & The Djukella Orchestra - D'rect From The Shire Album Launch

on Mon, 6 Nov 2017 at London The Old Queen's Head 8:00pm

Powerful songs, fiery fiddling, silky double bass, uilleann pipes and smoking harmonicas - celtic to tango - full of wit & wisdom. To celebrate the release of the new Jez Hellard & The Djukella Orchestra live album, D'rect from the Shire, the full-fat Djukella Orchestra will be playing a show of deeply relevant songs and rip-roaring tunes to provide the perfect balm for these febrile times. Featuring the Hebridean lilt of Alastair Caplin (The Langan Band, Band of Burns), the London Irish grit of TEYR (James Gavin, Dominic Henderson & Tommie Black-Roff), the lugubrious lyricism of double-bass wizard, Nye Parsons and Hellard's deft guitar picking and frankly stunning harmonica playing, it will be special. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GW7IjndwrA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hc0SzQFp570 They will be joined by the folksome brilliance of rising stars Nick Hart and Dominie Hooper for an opening set and a grand finale. Jez Hellard &The Djukella Orchestra play high-grade traditional and contemporary folk music, from jigs, reels and rebel ballads to tango, rhumba and reggae. Featuring one of the most captivating double-bassists you're likely to hear and some of the finest instrumentalists on the UK folk scene, their blend of virtuoso musicianship, witty political comment and a deep repertoire of powerful songs never fails to turn heads. Since hitting the road full time Jez has played well over a thousand gigs; from the Glastonbury Festival to the North Country Fair, New York to Taipei, Istanbul to the Iberian Peninsular. Ridiculously enjoyable an unequivocal thumbs up. Folk Radio UK

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Jez Hellard & The Djukella Orchestra - D'rect From The Shire Album Launch

on Mon, 6 Nov 2017 at London The Old Queen's Head 8:00pm

Powerful songs, fiery fiddling, silky double bass, uilleann pipes and smoking harmonicas - celtic to tango - full of wit & wisdom. To celebrate the release of the new Jez Hellard & The Djukella Orchestra live album, D'rect from the Shire, the full-fat Djukella Orchestra will be playing a show of deeply relevant songs and rip-roaring tunes to provide the perfect balm for these febrile times. Featuring the Hebridean lilt of Alastair Caplin (The Langan Band, Band of Burns), the London Irish grit of TEYR (James Gavin, Dominic Henderson & Tommie Black-Roff), the lugubrious lyricism of double-bass wizard, Nye Parsons and Hellard's deft guitar picking and frankly stunning harmonica playing, it will be special. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GW7IjndwrA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hc0SzQFp570 They will be joined by the folksome brilliance of rising stars Nick Hart and Dominie Hooper for an opening set and a grand finale. Jez Hellard &The Djukella Orchestra play high-grade traditional and contemporary folk music, from jigs, reels and rebel ballads to tango, rhumba and reggae. Featuring one of the most captivating double-bassists you're likely to hear and some of the finest instrumentalists on the UK folk scene, their blend of virtuoso musicianship, witty political comment and a deep repertoire of powerful songs never fails to turn heads. Since hitting the road full time Jez has played well over a thousand gigs; from the Glastonbury Festival to the North Country Fair, New York to Taipei, Istanbul to the Iberian Peninsular. Ridiculously enjoyable an unequivocal thumbs up. Folk Radio UK

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Jared & The Mill

on Mon, 6 Nov 2017 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:30pm

Jared & The Mill are a Southwestern indie rock band, formed in 2011 in Phoenix, AZ. The band has spent the past few years touring extensively through the venues, dives, theatres, festivals and arenas of the US and Canada, playing alongside new burgeoning bands and established acts, and developing a strong and rooted fan base along the way. The band has multiple and successful independent releases the most recent of which, 2016's Orme Dugas, was recorded and produced by Ryan Hewitt in Nashville, Tennessee. 'Orme Dugas blurs lines to the point where the ambiguity becomes an asset unto itself, a record that sounds exactly like Jared & The Mill to the returning listener but a little more gray to a newcomer. It's not rock, it's not country, it's not folk, but it's not quite pop. So where do they fit? They've opened for the Zac Brown Band, the War on Drugs, Allen Stone and the Killers, to name a few, and while it's an impressive list, it's a still a grab bag. Their undefinable nature is also their strongest weapon.' K.C. Libman Phoenix New Times As the band has stated, 'Our music has been called, compared and regarded by a number of different names and genres, and we've been influenced and shaped by many different events and people, but more than anything, we'd like to think that some shred of the Southwest of our home can be found in the heart of our music.'

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Daoirí Farrell

on Tue, 7 Nov 2017 at London Water Rats 7:30pm

Three times BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 nominee for: Best Singer, Best Newcomer and Best Traditional Track 'Daoirí is one of the most important traditional singers to emerge in the last decade' Dónal Lunny 'I've been listening to Daoirí's emerging sounds since first hearing him at the Góilin Singers Club in Dublin when he was a young lad.always a treat to hear him sing.' Christy Moore Dublin-born traditional singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced 'Derry') Farrell is being described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years. Daoirí had cut his teeth as a singer in Dublin's famous Góilin Singers Club, where he was spotted early on by Christy Moore, and at other sessions across the city, many of which he still visits. Following his studies he quickly found work accompanying artists including Christy Moore himself, as well as a list of names that sounds like a who's who of Irish folk music: Dónal Lunny, Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill, Alan Doherty, Danú, Dervish, Julie Fowlis, Arty McGlynn, The John Carty Big Band, Kíla, Sean Keane, Gerry O'Connor (Banjo), Gerry O'Connor (Fiddle), Lynched and more.

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Crh Music Presents Harrow Fair

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

Harrow Fair is Miranda Mulholland & Andrew Penner. One part stomping songs that echo early country and rock n roll. The other gritty ballads that sound sweet and haunted. This duo's evocative and rapidly expanding collection of songs are utterly foreign, oddly familiar and deeply gratifying.

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Tilston & Lowe

on Tue, 7 Nov 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Top UK songwriters Steve Tilston and Jez Lowe have been enjoying the fruits of a performing partnership that began just a couple of years ago, and resulted in their much-acclaimed first album together, entitled The Janus Game, in early 2017. The pair have now developed this successful collaboration into an occasional band, The Tilston Lowe Sometimers, featuring two fellow musicians, both of whom have worked extensively with Steve and Jez in the past Hugh Bradley on double-bass, and Chris Parkinson on accordion and keyboards. Playing new co-written songs from The Janus Game, plus a selection of familiar favorites from their individual repertoires, Hugh has already made a few appearances with Steve and Jez, notably at Fairport Convention's first concert of their 50th anniversary tour at Glasgow's Celtic Connections last January.

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​michael Messer's Mitra

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mitra is a unique musical trio and a true musical friendship. A unique fusion of blues slide guitar, Hindustani classical slide guitar and tabla rhythms. ​Michael Messer's Mitra - nominated in the 'Best Group of 2017' category in the 'Songlines 2017 Music Awards' ​ Michael Messer's Mitra (pronounced 'meetra') is a trio comprising British blues innovator and slide guitarist, Michael Messer, Hindustani slide guitar maestro from Mumbai India, Manish Pingle, and London-based tabla master, Gurdain Singh Rayatt. This is more than another meeting of musicians from different cultures, this is a band with a successful album and its own unique sound; an exhilarating and highly accessible fusion of blues and Hindustani classical music. With vocals, slide guitars and tabla, these three musicians from opposite sides of the globe create a fascinating musical journey, running from the banks of the Mississippi, via London to Mumbai and the Ganges delta. The album, Call Of The Blues, was released in February 2016 and was immediately picked up by the blues and world music media, getting worldwide radio airplay and press coverage in more than 40 countries, and hitting #1 in the iTunes Blues Chart. 2016 also saw Michael Messer's Mitra with two successful UK tours, including shows at the Bush Hall in London and Musicport Festival. Line-up: Michael Messer - Vocals, Slide & Lap Steel Guitar Manish Pingle - Indian Slide Guitar (Mohan Veena) Gurdain Rayatt - Tabla

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The Stray Birds

on Wed, 8 Nov 2017 at Leicester The Guildhall 7:15pm

All originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, The Stray Birds started as a duo of acoustic buskers in early 2010 when Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven met with their instruments, their voices, and their songs. It didn't take much convincing to get bassist Charlie Muench on board, and with the addition of a third unique and powerful voice, the group began to define its captivating sound. Since 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 Tønder. One of the outstanding successes of the Cambridge event in 2015, they were filmed for the Sky Arts TV coverage, presenter Mark Radcliffe telling viewers they were one of the hits of the event, and adding: Everyone was talking about them - I know you're gonna love them. They continued to build their UK fanbase in 2016 with a tour of sold-out shows and ended the year on a high being voted Band of The Year in the annual Readers' Poll at AmericanaUK where they also took the Album of The Year award too.

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Elephant Sessions

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

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Peter Knight's Gigspanner

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

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London Klezmer Quartet In Hampstead

on Wed, 8 Nov 2017 at London Heath Street Baptist Church,. 7:30pm

Enjoy old and new traditional klezmer music from the London Klezmer Quartet, who will take you on a journey from the Baltic to the Black Sea - and beyond! Songs of life, love, food and drink interspersed with celebratory and soulful instrumentals on violin, clarinet, accordion and double bass. Doors: 7.30pm Concert: 8pm "Dynamic and authentic." Time Out, London Children under 14 free. Tickets in advance: £11 / £5.50 (14-18 yrs) Tickets on the door: £12 / £6 (14-18 yrs)

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London Klezmer Quartet In Hampstead

on Wed, 8 Nov 2017 at London Heath Street Baptist Church,. 7:30pm

Enjoy old and new traditional klezmer music from the London Klezmer Quartet, who will take you on a journey from the Baltic to the Black Sea - and beyond! Songs of life, love, food and drink interspersed with celebratory and soulful instrumentals on violin, clarinet, accordion and double bass. Doors: 7.30pm Concert: 8pm "Dynamic and authentic." Time Out, London Children under 14 free. Tickets in advance: £11 / £5.50 (14-18 yrs) Tickets on the door: £12 / £6 (14-18 yrs)

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Hannah Aldridge Plus Jetbone

on Wed, 8 Nov 2017 at Biddulph Town Hall 7:30pm

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Harrow Fair

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- No strangers to the music scene, Miranda Mulholland (Great Lake Swimmers, Belle Starr) and Andrew Penner (Sunparlour Players) began writing music together while working in Toronto's Soulpepper Theatre Company. With Harrow Fair, the duo has created a musical framework combining their considerable strengths as singers and instrumentalists and are exploring songwriting enhanced by heavy kick drum, rootsy guitar and scorching fiddle. One part stomping songs that echo early country and rock n roll, the other part gritty ballads that sound sweet and haunted, this duo's evocative and rapidly expanding collection of songs is utterly foreign, oddly familiar and deeply gratifying. When Miranda Mulholland and Andrew Penner create music together, something delightful happens. Their combined experiences allow Mulholland and Penner to show off fantastically executed string work with both the fiddle and guitar. Call to Arms, the Canadian duo's record debut, spoons out doses of rock, roots, Southern charm and just about everything else along the way. - Elmore Magazine There's something a little eerie about Harrow Fair, a she-he duo of excellent pedigree. Theirs is a brand of mountain music, moonlit and minimalist, heard from a distance. There once came a time to pay the fiddler, but someone forgot, and now Harrow Fair is collecting on the debt. - Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail ...a heavenly excursion into soulful country. Their impassioned, touching interpretation of Hank Williams' "Told a Lie to My Heart" is just bewitching. - John Doyle, Globe and Mail theirs is a match that can pull out all the stops (heck, they wring 'em out, every last one). - Chris Young, Toronto Star

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Veronica Sbergia & Max De Bernardi

on Wed, 8 Nov 2017 at Framfield Memorial Hall 7:30pm

Veronica Sbergia & Max De Bernardi passionately play country blues and ragtime, hokum, jug band and rural music from the 20's and 30's. They like to keep this precious musical heritage alive faithfully reproducing its original sound whilst playing it with a modern twist. Using strictly acoustic instruments such ukulele, washboard, kazoo, resophonic guitars and doublebass their passion for this music is perfectly represented on their last CD "OLD STORIES FOR MODERN TIMES", that also sees contributions by other leading musicians and friends, Sugar Blue (a legendary harmonica player in the past with the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Willie Dixon and Frank Zappa) and the world master of resophonic guitar, Bob Brozman. Live Review (Mike Vernon, Big Wheel Festival May 2017) I recently had the pleasure of working alongside VERONICA SBERGIA & MAX DE BERNARDI (aka Veronica & The Red Wine Serenaders) at The Big Wheel Festival, Douglas, Isle of Man...what an absolute pleasure! When it comes to knowing about Americana these two are right up there...country blues, ragtime, vaudeville and even a little old time C&W...they have it covered. Max is a very accomplished guitarist and a strong vocalist, whilst Veronica plays a mean washboard (or rub board if you prefer), ukulele and possesses a strong vocal styling...she is certainly the 'driving' force here stamping both her feet to the rhythm to help propel her partner ever onward. Very uplifting music...so if you get the chance to see this duo in concert, take it! Both hip and cool and highly entertaining. Mike Vernon Blue Horizon and blues music producer (John Mayall, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, Peter Green, Ten Years After et al.)

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Ewan Mclennan

on Thu, 9 Nov 2017 at North Shields Percy Park Rugby Club 7:30pm

Ewan McLennan first emerged onto the UK folk scene with the release of his debut album Rags & Robes. The recording gained much critical praise, described by Maverick as 'a collection of truly captivating songs', and featured in MOJO's top ten folk albums of 2010. After an appearance on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show and a televised performance for the Celtic Connections Festival at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, his debut was capped by winning the BBC Folk Award's Horizon Award in 2011. Ewan's music was immediately noted for its depth of feeling and sincerity, something which comes from his respect and passion for the music he plays. Whether singing haunting traditional Scottish ballads or weaving the powerful stories that make-up his own songs, Ewan's unique, moving and earthy voice is always compelling. The much-awaited second album, The Last Bird to Sing, was also greeted with glowing reviews and confirmed his prominence amongst the new generation of folk musicians. As well as continuing to plough the furrow of traditional song Ewan's self-penned songs on his second album were once again met with critical acclaim. His track 'Joe Glenton' was awarded a prestigious national award for political song-writing, reinforcing his reputation as a singer who does not shy away from stinging social commentary. The release of 'The Last Bird to Sing' gained Ewan several further awards, including the Spiral Earth Award for Best Male Singer of 2013. During these years Ewan has been touring constantly around the UK and overseas and has gained a reputation for intimate and moving performances. In 2013, Ewan performed on the world-renowned Transatlantic Sessions together with the finest folk musicians from around the world. The series had him collaborating with artists such as Aly Bain, Tim O'Brien, Cara Dillon and Mike McGoldrick and showcased both Ewan's unique interpretation of traditional song and his own self-penned songs. Ewan's third album Stories still Untold was released in September 2014 to critical acclaim. Autumn 2016 saw Ewan combine forces with George Monbiot in a collaborative project entitled 'Breaking The Spell Of Loneliness' which toured throughout the UK and generated an eponymous concept album. In January 2017 the album earned Ewan and George FATEA's 2016 Innovation Award. 'One of the most exciting singers to come out of Scotland in recent years' Mike Harding 'Stories Still Untold, is a real treat' **** 4 stars The Telegraph 'It simply oozes class... when we lost Iain MacKintosh and Bert Jansch in recent years I have been waiting for a male voice with the same mixture of vulnerability, sensitivity, and above all, humanity. In Ewan McLennan I think we have that voice'.

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Martin Simpson

on Thu, 9 Nov 2017 at Cambridge St Phillip's Church 7:30pm

http://www.martinsimpson.com/ This event is fully seated. Please note there will be no bar. Please bring your own refreshments. One of the best acoustic, finger-style guitarists in the world and a multi-award winning artist, including 6 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Martin has worked with Jackson Browne, David Lindley, Steve Miller, Richard Hawley, June Tabor, Martin Taylor and more

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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

on Thu, 9 Nov 2017 at Stockport West Heaton Bowling, Tennis & Squash Club 7:30pm

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene's most rewardingly enduring partnerships. Twice recent winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo 2016 & 2013 the couple's intimacy and strength of passion on stage have won them many fans and an enviable reputation as 'Songwriters par excellence'- (fRoots), whose greatly varied original songs cover such subjects as wicked mermaids, Norwegian legends, and a lonely whale. Building upward from their last two highly praised albums ''Tomorrow Will Follow Today' & Hidden People'' fans of folk and acoustic music can only wonder where this leading couple will choose to turn next. With a story that includes over 20 years of music making with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have consolidated themselves as pillars of modern British folk.

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The Elephant Sessions

on Thu, 9 Nov 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Winners of the Scots Trad Awards 'Up and Coming Act of the Year 2014', Elephant Sessions create a progressive blend of intricate tunes, engulfing guitars, monstrous bass and pounding drums. Combining the very best of trad, funk, and electronica, their music is relentless and visceral, resulting in a truly unique sound amongst the current traditional music scene. Already renowned for their breath taking live shows that have taken the festival scene by storm, the band cemented their position amongst Scotland's finest bands with the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, 'The Elusive Highland Beauty'. 2016 started with a sold out Celtic Connections show and festival bookings spanning both Europe and the UK.

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Angel Snow

on Thu, 9 Nov 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

As an in-demand songwriter and acclaimed independent artist, Angel Snow's road twisted and turned to get to this point. She wrote three songs on Alison Krauss's Paper Airplane, as Nashville's Music Row crowned her, Nashville's next stealth pop weapon. Her 2012 self-titled debut spawned These Days, which notched 6 million-plus Spotify streams. Of her new sound, Angel says (The) ambient style is something I've always been drawn to, but I didn't know if I could pull it off myself. While making Magnetic, I realized that I could. That revelation was a game-changer for me. It's a dream that finally came to fruition.

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Harri Endersby

on Thu, 9 Nov 2017 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

Growing up in County Durham and its thriving folk scene, Harri Endersby's music has been heavily influenced by the region's crowd of prestigious folk singers and musicians, her lyrics being firmly rooted in the pastoral and the world of story-telling. Her 5-track EP 'Ivy Crown' released in 2014, rose to #17 in the iTunes singer-songwriter charts and had tracks played on BBC Newcastle Introducing, The Folk Show on Bishop FM, and Roger William's 'World of Difference'. Her new album 'Homes/Lives' was released on the 25th February 2017. 'Musically brilliant storytelling song writing at its finest is what Endersby and her group deal in.' The Bubble Magazine MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions/ https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html https://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.instagram.com/launderette_sessions/ Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. If you have any special needs please advise us by email to mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com and we will do our very best to accommodate these. The launderette is wheelchair friendly as is our beautiful toilet. All timings are approximate but generally:- Support 19.50 Headline 20.30 Old Cinema Launderette is a licenced bar venue with real and craft beers as well as fancy pants gins. We also serve OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks.

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James Keelaghan With Hugh Mcmillan

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

Our Canadian strand continues with another of that country's foremost folk songwriters and touring musicians. James draws on real people, places and events to compose songs described as poetic, layered tales (which) are richly rewarding and utterly compelling. Paying his eighth visit to York, this majestic singer is again joined by multi-instrumentalist Hugh McMillan.

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James Keelaghan With Hugh Mcmillan

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

Our Canadian strand continues with another of that country's foremost folk songwriters and touring musicians. James draws on real people, places and events to compose songs described as poetic, layered tales (which) are richly rewarding and utterly compelling. Paying his eighth visit to York, this majestic singer is again joined by multi-instrumentalist Hugh McMillan.

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Holy Moly And The Crackers

on Thu, 9 Nov 2017 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:30pm

With their unique fusion of gypsy folk rock, Holy Moly & The Crackers hail from the North East of the UK, and have a loyal, devoted and ever increasing fan base: They are a bunch of wild gypsy troubadours with more than a touch of magic about them (Diva). The band have built themselves an enviable reputation, pulling packed houses for their ferocious, visceral live shows, and now they are heading into heavier, gutsier waters with their new album, Salem. Over recent years Holy Moly & The Crackers have produced a moonshine mix of genres, creating their own unique and compelling sound, influenced by an electric and eclectic range of folk and popular music. But Salem, which they will unleash this year, is a departure. It's folk only insofar as the songs are built around a narrative: they have a driving, urgent beat about them. The band has hardly drawn breath over the last two years furiously touring and developing their live show, yet all the while creating new material, pushing at their sound, moving things on: The new songs are darker, starker, more intense. They have a "fiery new urgency" (Crack Magazine) Premiered on God Is In The TV Zine and Clash, Salem is lifting band's live shows to another level. We're changing and developing all the time say the band. We describe ourselves as 'gypsy folk rock', but that's a very loose term. The songs are still built around narrative but now there's a bigger beat; more compulsion, a harder drive, a darker underbelly. We're toughening up. Holy Moly & The Crackers are surely one of hardest working bands on the circuit with a following that multiplies with every tour. Over the last two years they have toured the UK extensively, and made impressive debuts in France, Germany, Italy, Holland. Their festival appearances include Glastonbury (Avalon Main Stage), Hop Farm (Bread & Roses Main Stage), Cornbury (Main Stage), Secret Garden Party, Boomtown Fair, Wilderness, Larmer Tree, Kendal Calling, Underneath The Stars, Belladrum, Just So, plus many more. At Towersey Festival 2016 they were introduced to the main stage as "festival band of the year"

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Mitchell And Vincent

on Thu, 9 Nov 2017 at Winchester The Hyde Tavern 8:00pm

Mitchell and Vincent are a duo from the Westcountry who play traditional tunes and songs from around the British Isles on Fiddle and Guitar, combining interesting and varied arrangements with great foot-tapping folk music. They have performed concerts around the UK, including festivals such as Glastonbury, Broadstairs, Beverley and Lyme Regis and supported musicians such as Kate Rusby, Tim Edey as well as Ralph McTell and Wizz Jones. Acoustic magazine said their playing was, Stunning; FATEA commented, Music that is beautifully played; while Bright Young Folk described their performance as, "Providing skilled arrangements and expert delivery of tunes and songs which showcase the vibrancy, and variety, of folk music across Britain. A thoroughly engaging and enjoyable experience.

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Megson

on Fri, 10 Nov 2017 at London St John on Bethnal Green 7:30pm

Four times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. As fRoots Magazine puts it 'if you don't like the music here then you have a problem' Summer 2016 saw the release of their much anticipated new studio album GOOD TIMES WILL COME AGAIN gaining them much critical acclaim. One of the most original political folk sets of the year. Ewan MacColl would have been impressed. said The Guardian. Relevant, thought-provoking songs that would make Woody Guthrie proud said Acoustic Magazine. While folk broadcasting legend Mike Harding described it as One of the top albums of 2016.. And during all this time, Stu even managed to be involved with other artists producing & recording award winning music for SHOW OF HANDS, KELLY OLIVER, LUCY WARD, FAUSTUS, THE WILLOWS, SAM KELLY & THE YOUNG'UNS.

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Nathan Bell

on Fri, 10 Nov 2017 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:00pm

GREAT AMERICANA DOUBLE BILL, WITH NATHAN BELL & MY GIRL THE RIVER

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Rough Island Band

on Fri, 10 Nov 2017 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:00pm

Contemporary folk quartet playing original music inspired by the landscapes, people and stories of the Isles of Scilly. Tolmen Cafe open from 6pm for pre-show meals - ONLY IF PRE-BOOKED. Phone 01326 341353 to book.

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Rough Island Band

on Fri, 10 Nov 2017 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:00pm

Contemporary folk quartet playing original music inspired by the landscapes, people and stories of the Isles of Scilly. Tolmen Cafe open from 6pm for pre-show meals - ONLY IF PRE-BOOKED. Phone 01326 341353 to book.

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Rough Island Band

on Fri, 10 Nov 2017 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:00pm

Contemporary folk quartet playing original music inspired by the landscapes, people and stories of the Isles of Scilly. Tolmen Cafe open from 6pm for pre-show meals - ONLY IF PRE-BOOKED. Phone 01326 341353 to book.

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Noble Jacks

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

Noble Jacks are a rip-roaring Alt-Folk band with roof raising energy, whose warm electro-acoustic interactions fuse together a mixture of folky footstompin' rhythms and engaging lyricism. The band encompasses heartfelt, yet uptempo songs showcasing fiddle, blues harmonica and big anthem toplines. Noble Jacks have a relentless gigging schedule around the the British folk scene and recorded their debut album with Union Music Store at The Metway studio in Brighton. 2017 promises to be an incredible year for this new and aspiring band! The organic and vivid ballads Noble Jacks displayed on stage reflected a timeless sound that you can forever drink to with your lads. LIVAMP The Latest Music Bar was packed for the launch of the band's EP Gun Hill (Noble Jacks) had the whole of the audience on their feet and dancing! Argus www.noblejacks.com

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Sound Of The Sirens

on Fri, 10 Nov 2017 at Guildford Boileroom 7:30pm

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Niamh Parsons

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

Niamh Parsons has come to be known as one of Ireland's most distinctive singers. Her earthy, sensuous voice has drawn comparisons to such venerated singers as Dolores Keane, June Tabor and Sandy Denny. The great Scottish balladeer Archie Fisher said of her, a songstress like her comes along once or twice in a generation. Born and raised in Dublin, Niamh and her sister learned to love traditional Irish singing and harmonizing from their father, Jack Parsons. Daddy had a beautiful voice, she says, and a great ear for a good song. Her mother was also a singer and a set dancer from Co. Clare. The family would often join in song at the local Dublin singers' club, which Niamh still attends. Niamh's passion for singing blossomed naturally into a penchant for collecting songs. For me the song is more important than listening to my voice, she says. I consider myself more a songstress than a singer a carrier of tradition.

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Niamh Parsons

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

Niamh Parsons has come to be known as one of Ireland's most distinctive singers. Her earthy, sensuous voice has drawn comparisons to such venerated singers as Dolores Keane, June Tabor and Sandy Denny. The great Scottish balladeer Archie Fisher said of her, a songstress like her comes along once or twice in a generation. Born and raised in Dublin, Niamh and her sister learned to love traditional Irish singing and harmonizing from their father, Jack Parsons. Daddy had a beautiful voice, she says, and a great ear for a good song. Her mother was also a singer and a set dancer from Co. Clare. The family would often join in song at the local Dublin singers' club, which Niamh still attends. Niamh's passion for singing blossomed naturally into a penchant for collecting songs. For me the song is more important than listening to my voice, she says. I consider myself more a songstress than a singer a carrier of tradition.

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Angel Snow

on Fri, 10 Nov 2017 at Bedford Gordon Arms Ents Shed 8:00pm

As an in-demand songwriter and acclaimed independent artist, Angel Snow's road twisted and turned to get to this point. She wrote three songs on Alison Krauss's Paper Airplane, as Nashville's Music Row crowned her, Nashville's next stealth pop weapon. Her 2012 self-titled debut spawned These Days, which notched 6 million-plus Spotify streams. Of her new sound, Angel says (The) ambient style is something I've always been drawn to, but I didn't know if I could pull it off myself. While making Magnetic, I realized that I could. That revelation was a game-changer for me. It's a dream that finally came to fruition.

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Robin Williamson

on Fri, 10 Nov 2017 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:00pm

Robin Williamson would surely have a place in any folk music hall of fame. Few performers have had such influence as this man - and fewer still remain at the top of their game after 50 fabulous years. He's also an important part of our history - when he first played for us nearly a quarter of a century ago, he drew a crowd that stands as a record for the Kalamazoo. As founder of the ground-breaking Incredible String Band, with its mystic mix of folk, jazz and Eastern sounds, he fired the imagination of many a musician. Robert Plant and Paul McCartney cite the twice Grammy-nominated Williamson as an influence. This legendary singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and story-teller is also a brilliant exponent of the Celtic harp - restoring it, as he says, to its ancient role as "spontaneous accompaniment to the spoken word." On it you may hear traditional Celtic songs thought lost in the mists of time. Or a Pink Floyd cover. Or even a re-working of a Jerry Lee Lewis country classic. That's Robin for you. . A true original. And, as a BBC reviewer said:"They don't make them like him any more."

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Harry Manx

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

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Red Dirt Skinners

on Fri, 10 Nov 2017 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:30pm

Doors open  7.30pm. Sublime genre-crossing musicianship from a multi-award winning duo who comfortably blend exceptional, almost telepathic, harmonies with unique instrumentation to create a full band sound. Audiences fall in love with the Skinners sound. They are the first act in history to achieve accolades at the British Blues Awards and the British Country Music Awards, plus the distinction of finalists in the Folk category for the UK Songwriting Awards. Sample video: https://youtu.be/IurCVDD0gZM The current album, Behind The Wheel was nominated Album of the Year at the International Acoustic Music Awards and voted Folk/Roots Album of the Year in several polls. Having no tie to any particular genre means that the Red Dirt Skinners sound is instantly recognisable. With male and female harmonies blending together as one voice and Sarah's trademark soprano saxophone solos, you will be swept along by the refreshingly different approach to an evening of music making with this husband and wife duo. Five critically acclaimed albums to the good, The BBC described the Red Dirt Skinners as taking the music scene by storm. They have a natural rapport with their audiences and their live shows are a wonderful experience; a musical journey to remember. Be prepared for laugh out loud lyrics, followed by songs sure to pull at your heartstrings. Rob and Sarah Skinner will steal your hearts.

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Anthony John Clarke & Dave Pegg

on Fri, 10 Nov 2017 at Highworth United Reformed Church