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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Three Quarter Time Cd Launch

on Sun, 22 Oct 2017 at Eynsham Village Hall 2:45pm

Launch event for the new Magpie Lane CD 'Three Quarter Time'. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - To celebrate the release of our ninth CD, 'Three Quarter Time', you are invited to an informal afternoon concert with tea, coffee and cake. Doors open and refreshments served: 2.45 First Magpie Lane set around 3.15

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Tony Furtado

on Sun, 22 Oct 2017 at High Wycombe Secret venue 5:30pm

Very few musicians of any stripe so personify a musical genre as completely as Tony Furtado embodies Americana roots music. Tony is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and baritone ukulele who mixes and matches sounds and styles with the flair of a master chef (he's also an accomplished sculptor, but that's another story). All of the music of America is in Tony's music. Relix hit the nail on the head when writing of Tony: True talent doesn't need categories. A native of Pleasanton, California, who now makes his home in Portland, Oregon, Tony Furtado took up the banjo at age 12, inspired by the Beverly Hillbillies TV show and a sixth grade music report. He first attracted national attention in 1987, when he won the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship. Not long after that, Tony opted for the life of a full-time professional musician, joining Laurie Lewis's band. In 1990, Tony signed a recording deal with Rounder Records and beginning with Swamped in 1990, he recorded six critically acclaimed albums for the label, collaborating with such musicians as Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Tim O'Brien, Stuart Duncan and Kelly Joe Phelps. Beginning in the late 1990sinfluenced by such musical heroes as Ry Cooder, David Lindley and Taj MahalTony added slide guitar, singing and songwriting to his musical toolbox and began leading his own band. He is a tireless road musician who performs in a dizzying variety of formats: solo, in a duo or trio or with his full five-person band. He especially values the opportunities he has had to tour with such legendary musicians as Gregg Allman and with such esteemed slide guitarists as David Lindley, Derek Trucks and Sonny Landreth. Tony has performed throughout the world at top venues and festivals. I love playing live, he says. All my energy is focused on the love of playing music and rolling with the moment

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Tony Furtado

on Sun, 22 Oct 2017 at High Wycombe Secret venue 5:30pm

Very few musicians of any stripe so personify a musical genre as completely as Tony Furtado embodies Americana roots music. Tony is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and baritone ukulele who mixes and matches sounds and styles with the flair of a master chef (he's also an accomplished sculptor, but that's another story). All of the music of America is in Tony's music. Relix hit the nail on the head when writing of Tony: True talent doesn't need categories. A native of Pleasanton, California, who now makes his home in Portland, Oregon, Tony Furtado took up the banjo at age 12, inspired by the Beverly Hillbillies TV show and a sixth grade music report. He first attracted national attention in 1987, when he won the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship. Not long after that, Tony opted for the life of a full-time professional musician, joining Laurie Lewis's band. In 1990, Tony signed a recording deal with Rounder Records and beginning with Swamped in 1990, he recorded six critically acclaimed albums for the label, collaborating with such musicians as Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Tim O'Brien, Stuart Duncan and Kelly Joe Phelps. Beginning in the late 1990sinfluenced by such musical heroes as Ry Cooder, David Lindley and Taj MahalTony added slide guitar, singing and songwriting to his musical toolbox and began leading his own band. He is a tireless road musician who performs in a dizzying variety of formats: solo, in a duo or trio or with his full five-person band. He especially values the opportunities he has had to tour with such legendary musicians as Gregg Allman and with such esteemed slide guitarists as David Lindley, Derek Trucks and Sonny Landreth. Tony has performed throughout the world at top venues and festivals. I love playing live, he says. All my energy is focused on the love of playing music and rolling with the moment

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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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Chris Jagger & The Rocking Kronies - Live At The Lighthouse

on Wed, 25 Oct 2017 at Walmer The Lighthouse 7:00pm

Cajun tunes and some rock 'n roll to get the house rocking! Chris' first records were made during the 1970's for David Geffen of Asylum in Los Angeles and he toured the USA and the UK. He revitalised his song writing in the late 1980's after a long break and helped brother Mick out on the Stones acclaimed albums Dirty Work and then later Steel Wheels. He has written for various magazines and newspapers including The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, the Mail on Sunday and Rolling StoneHis first records were made during the 1970's for David Geffen of Asylum Records in Los Angeles and he toured the USA and the UK.He revitalised his song writing in the late 1980's when he worked in France as lyricist for producer Franck Langolf [Vanessa Paradis] and helped brother Mick out on the Stones acclaimed albums Dirty Work and then later Steel Wheels. Chris decided to then concentrate on his own material and the result was the critically acclaimed Sequel C.D. 'Atcha!' in 1994, a mix of Cajun style with Chris's individual brand of song writing. Acclaimed and respected music critic Tony Parsons in the Telegraph compared his lyrics to those of the famed Sammy Cahn. Contributions came from David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) and Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) on 'Lhasa Town, Leo Sayer and a touch of brother Mick on 'Stand Up for The Foot.' This record was later released in the US by Curb Records as 'Rock the Zydeco' where Chris and his band promoted the record on the Conan O'Brien Show for NBC.Additionally he arranged the music for the Bosnian charity concert Bop for Bosnia -at the BBC in Studio One with Dave Stewart and David Gilmour and two subsequent concerts for Tibet in Battersea Park and Alexandria Park in North London. Doors 7pm // Live music from 8:30pm

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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 - 'hey Sammy' Album Launch Tour

on Thu, 26 Oct 2017 at London St John on Bethnal Green 7:30pm

Hey Sammy is the long awaited ninth solo album by Edale-born singer songwriter Bella Hardy, a record that bears the stamps of extensive musical expeditions far from home. In the time since 2015's 5-star reviewed With The Dawn, Bella temporarily relocated to Nashville where she became immersed in Music City's culture of collaborative songwriting and also worked happily in the company of horses as a ranch hand. Two music-finding trips to Yunnan Province in Southwest China also saw this BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year Award winner return with a suitcase overflowing with new lyrical and musical notions. These radical changes of life and perspective flow through every word and note of the 11 new songs on Hey Sammy a glorious, accomplished, grown up record. Produced by Paul Savage (The Delgados, Mogwai, Arab Strap) at Glasgow's Chem19 studio, Hey Sammy combines innovative, artful arrangements that at times bring to mind Bon Iver, Midlake and Joni Mitchell's Hejira, with an unabashed embrace of gleeful, melodic choruses delivered in Bella's unmistakeable soaring and swooping voice. Two songs (Queen of Carter's Bar and In My Dreams) were penned in collaboration with Nashville producer and songwriter Peter Groenwald and two more (Busy Head and Heartbreaker) with in-demand Scottish jazz pianist and composer Tom Gibbs who also played keys on the record, alongside Iain Thomson on guitars, James Lindsay on bass and John Blease on drums and percussion. All other instruments were played by Hardy herself. Humanist hymns, ancient Chinese poems, feminist battle cries and the title track's reflections on the rise of racism in Britain make this Bella's most wide reaching and richly rewarding album to date. She also returns to her traditional roots with a retelling of the supernatural ballad Tam Lin. Bella Hardy found her first home in folk music through a childhood love for ballad books. A self-taught fiddle singer, she began performing at Cambridge and Sidmouth festivals from the age of 13 and eventually took a BA in English Literature and a Masters degree in Music. Her debut album Night Visiting, released ten years ago, established her reputation as a songwriter when her first original composition Three Black Feathers earned a BBC Folk Award nomination.

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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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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

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

on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at London St John on Bethnal Green 7:30pm

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. Breabach unite the talent of Calum MacCrimmon (pipes/whistles/bouzouki/vocals), Ewan Robertson (guitar/ vocals), James Mackenzie (pipes/flute/whistles), Megan Henderson (fiddle/vocals/stepdance) and James Lindsay (double bass). Since launching their career as winners of the Open Stage Award at Celtic Connections in 2005 the band have steadily moved from strength to strength, picking up accolades and performing at esteemed events along the way. 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'.

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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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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 third 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. The MC for the launch will be Ray Jones 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 third 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, Ange Hardy, Three Daft Monkeys), Jack Cookson (BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Finalist 2016), and Evan Carson (Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys, Seth Lakeman, The Willows. The Changing Room, Ange Hardy 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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Lost Horizons Presents The Amazing Devil

on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:15pm

Alt-folk revolutionaries, The Amazing Devil bring you a night of beating toms, mournful strings, and a churning north sea sound that will hold your hand, beat your chest and dance you through every raging storm you'll ever know. 'A masterpiece of swirling, brooding, often epic drama...it grabs you and refuses to let go' - Fatea Magazine 'The best thing I've heard this year' - For Folk's Sake 'One of the year's most exhilarating, exciting and visceral debuts, they deserve to be huge' - Folk Radio UK With support from the ever excellent James O'Hara-Knight and Louis Gilman, two of London's finest young singer songwriters.

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Lost Horizons Presents The Amazing Devil

on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:15pm

Alt-folk revolutionaries, The Amazing Devil bring you a night of beating toms, mournful strings, and a churning north sea sound that will hold your hand, beat your chest and dance you through every raging storm you'll ever know. 'A masterpiece of swirling, brooding, often epic drama...it grabs you and refuses to let go' - Fatea Magazine 'The best thing I've heard this year' - For Folk's Sake 'One of the year's most exhilarating, exciting and visceral debuts, they deserve to be huge' - Folk Radio UK With support from the ever excellent James O'Hara-Knight and Louis Gilman, two of London's finest young singer songwriters.

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The Foxglove Trio - Cardiff Launch Gig

on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at Cardiff Little Man Coffee Shop 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 The Little Man Coffee Shop in central Cardiff as they tour their second album, Distant Havens. The £8 ticket price includes a token for a coffee & cake or a bottle of craft beer (usually £4). 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 - Cardiff Launch Gig

on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at Cardiff Little Man Coffee Shop 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 The Little Man Coffee Shop in central Cardiff as they tour their second album, Distant Havens. The £8 ticket price includes a token for a coffee & cake or a bottle of craft beer (usually £4). 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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Flamenco Express @ The Red Hedgehog With Emilio Ochando

on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at London The Red Hedgehog 7:30pm

The flamenco chemistry this month combines - for the first time - the elemental forces of powerhouse dancer Emilio Ochando and global vocal virtuoso, Juan Debel. Plus 'sizzling soloist' La Joaquina, and guitar maestro Chris Clavo to add to the pyrotechnics. We know roughly how big the bang will be, we just don't quite know the colour.. www.flamencoexpress.co.uk Juan Debel From Sanlucar de Barrameda in Cádiz), Juan has spent a lifetime on stage, and his incredible versatility has taken him across 5 continents, performing with traditional and avant-garde productions. Collaborators include Rojas and Rodriguez, Blanca Li, Javier Limón, Angel Rojas, La Lupi, Daniel Doña, Manuel Linan, Mariana Collado, Carlos Chamorro, Cristian Martin, Pepa Molina, Archangel and José Mercé. He currently combines his international tours with flamenco dance work in the main tablaos in Madrid. And has a long list of recording projects as a vocalist or composer, including his latest collaboration with Yerai Cortés. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7pdO5gDVSo Emilio Ochando, a phenomenon from the Ballet Nacional de España and Ballet Nacional de Cuba who took London apart in March this year. An acknowledged international artist in constant demand, Emilio has collaborated with Miguel Ángel Rojas, Carlos Rodríguez, Domingo Ortega, Angel Rojas and Carlos Rodrigue among many others. His company 3DEUNO is now in its fourth year, and touring throughout Spain. Emilio recently won first prize at the III International Dance Festival in Almería. Videos Alegrias. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WOIVQuucK0&feature=youtu.be&t=1m Bulerias https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jq5IzLIeh4 La Joaquina "Leading the dancers, La Joaquina, tiny, urgent and intense, explored a vast emotional vocabulary, and juxtaposed vulnerability and tenderness with violence and aggression. Her feet rattle off tempestuous beats, her sinewy arms snake angrily and her taut body is totally driven by her feelings. Wild and untameable, there is certainly no empty prettiness in her dance. - Emma Manning. The Stage Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen and studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. " Staffordshire Post. Reviews "Unlike some of the splashy and slightly pretentious star-name shows at the Sadler's festival flamenco last month, this performance is totally direct; it's immediate, involving and completely beguiling." Exeunt Magazine 2016" This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina Time Out Forget the sterile, regimented flamenco so often served up to tourists: this was the real thing, and to say that it packed a punch is an understatement South Wales Evening Post Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores. - Dance Europe An unforgettable evening. - Anglo Spanish Journal

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Flamenco Express @ The Red Hedgehog With Emilio Ochando

on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at London The Red Hedgehog 7:30pm

The flamenco chemistry this month combines - for the first time - the elemental forces of powerhouse dancer Emilio Ochando and global vocal virtuoso, Juan Debel. Plus 'sizzling soloist' La Joaquina, and guitar maestro Chris Clavo to add to the pyrotechnics. We know roughly how big the bang will be, we just don't quite know the colour.. www.flamencoexpress.co.uk Juan Debel From Sanlucar de Barrameda in Cádiz), Juan has spent a lifetime on stage, and his incredible versatility has taken him across 5 continents, performing with traditional and avant-garde productions. Collaborators include Rojas and Rodriguez, Blanca Li, Javier Limón, Angel Rojas, La Lupi, Daniel Doña, Manuel Linan, Mariana Collado, Carlos Chamorro, Cristian Martin, Pepa Molina, Archangel and José Mercé. He currently combines his international tours with flamenco dance work in the main tablaos in Madrid. And has a long list of recording projects as a vocalist or composer, including his latest collaboration with Yerai Cortés. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7pdO5gDVSo Emilio Ochando, a phenomenon from the Ballet Nacional de España and Ballet Nacional de Cuba who took London apart in March this year. An acknowledged international artist in constant demand, Emilio has collaborated with Miguel Ángel Rojas, Carlos Rodríguez, Domingo Ortega, Angel Rojas and Carlos Rodrigue among many others. His company 3DEUNO is now in its fourth year, and touring throughout Spain. Emilio recently won first prize at the III International Dance Festival in Almería. Videos Alegrias. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WOIVQuucK0&feature=youtu.be&t=1m Bulerias https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jq5IzLIeh4 La Joaquina "Leading the dancers, La Joaquina, tiny, urgent and intense, explored a vast emotional vocabulary, and juxtaposed vulnerability and tenderness with violence and aggression. Her feet rattle off tempestuous beats, her sinewy arms snake angrily and her taut body is totally driven by her feelings. Wild and untameable, there is certainly no empty prettiness in her dance. - Emma Manning. The Stage Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen and studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. " Staffordshire Post. Reviews "Unlike some of the splashy and slightly pretentious star-name shows at the Sadler's festival flamenco last month, this performance is totally direct; it's immediate, involving and completely beguiling." Exeunt Magazine 2016" This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina Time Out Forget the sterile, regimented flamenco so often served up to tourists: this was the real thing, and to say that it packed a punch is an understatement South Wales Evening Post Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores. - Dance Europe An unforgettable evening. - Anglo Spanish Journal

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Blueswater

on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at South Molton George Hotel;'' 7:00pm

100 years of blues. 100 minutes to play it. Originally conceived for the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, our popular award winning show BLUES! is still running every August and has toured across theatres and arts centres in the UK. From early Delta blues, to modern names such as Jack White and Seasick Steve, BLUES! is a show that covers the history of the genre, playing the songs and telling the stories of the artists that have helped define today's modern music. 2012 Mervyn Stutter Spirit of the Fringe Award winner. Should you wish to enjoy dinner before an event please call The George Hotel on 01769-572514 or e-mail on info@georgehotelsouthmolton.co.uk (link sends e-mail) to make a reservation.

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All The Wild Folk With The Iron Boot Scrapers + Mark Harrison

on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Edwardian Rock and Roll, Music Hall and Blues at Jamboree... The Iron Boot Scrapers are an Edwardian Rock band transported to the 21st Century, melding the Music Hall of the 1930s to the boundary-breaking Rock of today. Using Edwardian period instruments, they foray out into the modern musical world to create their own unique sound. Mark Harrison taps into the timeless quality of the early blues to produce music totally relevant to the present. His highly distinctive songs cover a wide range of non-standard topics. They all have something to say or a story to tell. They'll make you move, make you think, make you smile.

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Acoustic Haven - Martha Tilston & More October 27th 17

on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at Totnes St Johns Church 6:30pm

Acoustic Haven is Back! MARTHA TILSTON with support from Rob Forest. Friday October 27th at St John's Church, Totnes. Door 6.30pm Music: MARTHA TILSTON - www.marthatilston.co.uk A truly spell-binding performer and song-writer. if you have not heard Martha Tilston perform, you have been missing out! This will be part of her Green Moon Tour with fiddle and guitar. Martha Tilston is a true gem of the south-west and performs with the best. ROB FOREST - www.robforest.com New to the scene and adding some driving groove to the ageless message of the land. Rob Forest is a contemporary folk singer-songwriter based in Exeter whose songs are written with an ear to the earth and carry a driving message to inspire community, connection and care for the land. Bit of groove, bit of soul, and a whole load of heart. Arrive early to catch his set. The Venue: Held at St. John's Church in Bridgetown, Totnes. Acoustic Haven is an Excellent celebration of community and live-music. Great atmosphere & top quality music for all ages with visuals and projected artwork by Mike Boyer and Clive Dragon. Top quality sound with support from DbS and music upstairs mixed by 99%Funky. Award winning Local brews from the bar (New Lion Brewery and Albert Ale), and a Cafe upstairs serving delicious soup from Tideford Organics and home-made cakes and chai tea. We Support: Acoustic Haven is a fundraiser for two local land-based projects. THE HILLYFIELD www.thehillyfield.co.uk The Hillyfield manages 46acres of mixed woodland and pasture on the south of Dartmoor National Park for environmental and community benefit. They are caught in a Public Inquiry with the National Park planners and need help to stand up for small-woodland restoration. To find out more, volunteer, or buy home-grown timber or firewood then visit www.thehillyfield.co.uk THE LIVING PROJECTS www.facebook.com/thelivingprojects The Living Projects is an umbrella group for individuals and organisations in the Totnes area who care about a sustainable future. They look after a 5acre growing project on the edge of Dartington and hold occasional events.

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Acoustic Haven - Martha Tilston & More October 27th 17

on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at Totnes St Johns Church 6:30pm

Acoustic Haven is Back! MARTHA TILSTON with support from Rob Forest. Friday October 27th at St John's Church, Totnes. Door 6.30pm Music: MARTHA TILSTON - www.marthatilston.co.uk A truly spell-binding performer and song-writer. if you have not heard Martha Tilston perform, you have been missing out! This will be part of her Green Moon Tour with fiddle and guitar. Martha Tilston is a true gem of the south-west and performs with the best. ROB FOREST - www.robforest.com New to the scene and adding some driving groove to the ageless message of the land. Rob Forest is a contemporary folk singer-songwriter based in Exeter whose songs are written with an ear to the earth and carry a driving message to inspire community, connection and care for the land. Bit of groove, bit of soul, and a whole load of heart. Arrive early to catch his set. The Venue: Held at St. John's Church in Bridgetown, Totnes. Acoustic Haven is an Excellent celebration of community and live-music. Great atmosphere & top quality music for all ages with visuals and projected artwork by Mike Boyer and Clive Dragon. Top quality sound with support from DbS and music upstairs mixed by 99%Funky. Award winning Local brews from the bar (New Lion Brewery and Albert Ale), and a Cafe upstairs serving delicious soup from Tideford Organics and home-made cakes and chai tea. We Support: Acoustic Haven is a fundraiser for two local land-based projects. THE HILLYFIELD www.thehillyfield.co.uk The Hillyfield manages 46acres of mixed woodland and pasture on the south of Dartmoor National Park for environmental and community benefit. They are caught in a Public Inquiry with the National Park planners and need help to stand up for small-woodland restoration. To find out more, volunteer, or buy home-grown timber or firewood then visit www.thehillyfield.co.uk THE LIVING PROJECTS www.facebook.com/thelivingprojects The Living Projects is an umbrella group for individuals and organisations in the Totnes area who care about a sustainable future. They look after a 5acre growing project on the edge of Dartington and hold occasional events.

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October Ceilidh

on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at London Mycenae House 7:00pm

A great night of music, dance and fun

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Steve Morano + Shotplate - Live At The After Dark - Fri 27th Oct

on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at Reading After Dark Club 8:00pm

The After Dark Club is proud to host Steve Morano + Shotplate...Prepare for the smoothest night of your life! Online ticket holders get free entry to our nightclub straight after from 11pm to 2.30am!

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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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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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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 Theatre 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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Rachael Mcshane And The Cartographers

on Sat, 28 Oct 2017 at Reading St Mary's Church 7:00pm

Doors and Bar 7pm, Music 8pm. 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. 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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O'hooley And Tidow

on Sat, 28 Oct 2017 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:30pm

A very welcome return visit to Broseley's Birchmeadow Centre from this brilliant duo! Beautiful, heartfelt lyrics and wonderful harmonies along with a healthy dose of banter

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Helter Skelter With The Strange Blues Dreams + The Antony Elvin Duo

on Sat, 28 Oct 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Gypsy Swing, Skiffle, Doo-wop, Music Hall, Rockabilly, Rock'n'Roll and Folk at Jamboree... Glasgow's The Strange Blue Dreams play dramatic pop, gypsy swing, skiffle, doo-wop and ballads from the music hall to the jet-age. The band started 2015 with a small and devoted fan base which merited the term cult following. Described by Vic Galloway (BBC) as a Glaswegian version of the legendary Nashville A-team of the late 1950s, the band comprises five of Scotland's most in demand roots musicians. They had played at the Glastonbury Festival, performed sold out shows at The Edinburgh Festival and also featured in a BBC TV documentary. The group is united by a love of the mavericks of popular songwriting from Morricone to Meek, Ellington to Orbison. their deft lyrics framed by atmospheric arrangements, impassioned performances and the band's trademark soaring harmony vocals. Helter Skelter With The Strange Blues Dreams + The Antony Elvin Duo · (Edit) Saturday 28 October 2017 The Strange Blues Dreams + The Antony Elvin Duo Doors: 8pm till Midnight Entry Price: £6 advance / £8 at the door » Buy Tickets Gypsy Swing * Skiffle Doo-wop * Music Hall * Rockabilly * Rock'n'Roll * Folk * Glasgow's The Strange Blue Dreams play dramatic pop, gypsy swing, skiffle, doo-wop and ballads from the music hall to the jet-age. The band started 2015 with a small and devoted fan base which merited the term cult following. Described by Vic Galloway (BBC) as a Glaswegian version of the legendary Nashville A-team of the late 1950s, the band comprises five of Scotland's most in demand roots musicians. They had played at the Glastonbury Festival, performed sold out shows at The Edinburgh Festival and also featured in a BBC TV documentary. The group is united by a love of the mavericks of popular songwriting from Morricone to Meek, Ellington to Orbison. their deft lyrics framed by atmospheric arrangements, impassioned performances and the band's trademark soaring harmony vocals. A spooky musical backdrop of gospel, early rock'n'roll, R&B, rockabilly and countryStrange Blue Dreams indeed. Glasgow Herald A masterful band Vic Galloway BBC A thoroughly great record STV Spooky riffs and spellbinding vocal harmonies Scottish Fiction Antony Elvin is a singer/songwriter, from London, tonight playing with his duo. His songs take the listener out on a spree in 'Perfect London'. A London of your dreams! Gaslit, yet modern­ pastoral yet subliminally violent. In a strong English accent, he sings about the characters he meets and the romances of the day without the vulgar baggage of angst. Noel Coward meets Gilbert and Sullivan in a modern setting with a comedy twist wrapped up in a splendid costume and lusty croon . A Noel Coward for The Noel Fielding generation! ­- Julian Barratt

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The Steve & Ben Somers Country Band

on Sat, 28 Oct 2017 at Norwich Louis Marchesi 8:00am

Steve Somers started as a young singer/songwriter in the London Folk Clubs of the 60's. In 1975 he won a national TV talent show called 'New Faces', after which he joined British hit pop/folk group 'The Settlers' and appeared on National and international TV, radio and records. Steve played for Skiffle Legend Lonnie Donegan, Cockney chart topper Joe Brown, American Legend Johnny Tillotson, sung on TV behind British legend Lulu, Don Everly and toured with Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Billy Jo Spears whilst still performing and broadcasting with his own band Ben Somers was practically 'born in the dressing room' and grew up listening to his Dad Steve from the side of the stage. He made his own way in music and after completing a degree in Jazz on the saxophone, he was rapidly in demand as a composer, arranger and session player on various instruments, recordings and performing live around the world. His recent employers have included 'Seal', Dr John (Celebrated New Orleans pianist/singer), Taylor Swift, Dizzee Rascal and many others. Alongside the pop and jazz world Ben can be seen playing Bluegrass with some of the UK and USA's top players, touring both sides of the Atlantic and across Europe. Steve & Ben, after years of playing together have found a group of musicians that have inspired them to form 'The Steve & Ben Somers Country Band'.

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Fado Da Alma: A Night Celebrating Portuguese Culture, Tunes & Food!

on Sat, 28 Oct 2017 at Cardiff Gwdihw 9:00pm

Gwdihw are delighted to present Fado da Alma - a night celebrating Portuguese grooves, culture & food! With long-time friend of the venue Elhyo (formerly of Junior Bill) we've put together a night capturing as much as we love about Portugal as possible - with Live Portuguese/latin music from 3 n'1, Fado, Portuguese DJs spinning Iberian club & latin grooves & street food from Pregos Street Food, we'll be exploring the finest in Portuguese life in Fado da Alma! Tickets coming soon! -------------- Meaning destiny or fate, Fado is a beautifully expressive & melancholy form of Portuguese music started in 1820s. 'Alma' means soul & character.

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Against The Grain Play Cafe#9!!

on Sat, 28 Oct 2017 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

Powerful and uplifting music from the virtuoso duo Against the Grain - guitarist Matt Sullivan and percussionist Jo May. 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. Against The Grain, a percussion and guitar group who we have decided should write the music for a Disney film, so catchy and upbeat their sound is. Nat Wassell, Cultured Vultures - Sidmouth Folk Week Review 2016 Showreel from Sidmouth Folk Week 2014 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSNkk2gio6Q Facebook page - www.facebook.com/atgduo

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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, Judee 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 Up-and-coming Americana Band originally from Bath. With essences of Dylan, Eagles and The Bros Landreth, the group has an organic and dynamic live show of heart felt, home grown songs that will capture your imagination, and leave a craving for a small whiskey Just gorgeous country-infused music. I want to be the forth member! Dermot O'Leary, BBC Radio 2 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, Judee 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 Up-and-coming Americana Band originally from Bath. With essences of Dylan, Eagles and The Bros Landreth, the group has an organic and dynamic live show of heart felt, home grown songs that will capture your imagination, and leave a craving for a small whiskey Just gorgeous country-infused music. I want to be the forth member! Dermot O'Leary, BBC Radio 2 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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Eilidh Shaw And Ross Martin

on Sun, 29 Oct 2017 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 3:30pm

Eilidh Shaw and Ross Martin have embarked on a long awaited duo project. Both are probably best known for their work with two top traditional bands; Eilidh with The Poozies and Ross with Daimh, although some may recall the early 2000s when they made up 2 fifths of the cult folk explosion that was Harem Scarem. Between them they have been at the heart of the Scottish Music scene and over the last 20 years have toured the world both with their own groups and performing as guest artists with a vast array of top performers, clocking up over 100 album appearances with names as diverse as Gaelic Superstar Julie Fowlis, Alt-Country legend Bonnie Prince Billy, Classic Crooner Tony Christie and World Music/ Jazz Fusion impresario Arnaud Ciapolino Now hear them in the cosy surroundings of Glenurquhart Public Hall..with afternoon tea in the interval.

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Eilidh Shaw And Ross Martin

on Sun, 29 Oct 2017 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 3:30pm

Eilidh Shaw and Ross Martin have embarked on a long awaited duo project. Both are probably best known for their work with two top traditional bands; Eilidh with The Poozies and Ross with Daimh, although some may recall the early 2000s when they made up 2 fifths of the cult folk explosion that was Harem Scarem. Between them they have been at the heart of the Scottish Music scene and over the last 20 years have toured the world both with their own groups and performing as guest artists with a vast array of top performers, clocking up over 100 album appearances with names as diverse as Gaelic Superstar Julie Fowlis, Alt-Country legend Bonnie Prince Billy, Classic Crooner Tony Christie and World Music/ Jazz Fusion impresario Arnaud Ciapolino Now hear them in the cosy surroundings of Glenurquhart Public Hall..with afternoon tea in the interval.

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Carousel Sessions Present - Niamh Parsons & Graham Dunne

on Sun, 29 Oct 2017 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30pm

The first Carousel Session after the summer break will take place on 29th October with Niamh Parsons and Graham Dunne. Support on the night will come from Yiddlesticks featuring Frances O'Rourke on box, Paul Cowham on guitar and Josie Wexler on fiddle and vocals. NIAMH PARSONS AND GRAHAM DUNNE Niamh Parsons has come to be known as one of the most distinctive voices in Irish music. Her voice has drawn comparisons to such venerated singers as Dolores Keane, June Tabor and Sandy Denny.Described in the Boston Herald as both emotionally haunting and tonally as clear as crystal, Niamh's albums have been 'must-have' collector's items for any lover of songs and singing. With 8 CDs to her name, Niamh has gathered a body of songs from many sources, both traditional and modern songwriters. Since 1999 Niamh has been playing in a duet with Ennis based Graham Dunne. There is a spiritual bond between Niamh and Graham when they perform, which draws out the essence of the songs. Throughout her career, Niamh has performed with a wide variety of artists, and has appeared at nearly every prestigious folk festival on either side of the Atlantic. As a member of the traditional Irish band Arcady (led by De Dannan's Johnny Ringo McDonagh), she sang on their Shanachie/Dara recording Many Happy Returns. One of Niamh's CDs, In My Prime (Green Linnet 2000), received widespread praise. Folk Roots named it one of the top albums of the year and The Irish Voice called the album a must-have disc for lovers of Irish song. The album was nominated for Album of the Year by BBC Radio 2 (UK) and the Association for Independent Music (US). After a ten year absence, Niamh and Graham are back with their new CD 'Kind Providence', on their own label. A quality album, with mostly traditional songs, which was very well received, with Graham recording, editing, playing and singing, mixing and mastering. As Siobhan Long of the Irish Times says 'she's the conduit, not the gatekeeper of a song.' This is a body of work that has proven Niamh Parsons one of the premier vocalists of her time and a keeper of the flame in Irish traditional song. One of the most distinctive duos in Irish traditional music, songstress Niamh Parsons & guitarist Graham Dunne share a deep musical bond that allows them to express the very essence of each song they perform.

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Carousel Sessions Present - Niamh Parsons & Graham Dunne

on Sun, 29 Oct 2017 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30pm

The first Carousel Session after the summer break will take place on 29th October with Niamh Parsons and Graham Dunne. Support on the night will come from Yiddlesticks featuring Frances O'Rourke on box, Paul Cowham on guitar and Josie Wexler on fiddle and vocals. NIAMH PARSONS AND GRAHAM DUNNE Niamh Parsons has come to be known as one of the most distinctive voices in Irish music. Her voice has drawn comparisons to such venerated singers as Dolores Keane, June Tabor and Sandy Denny.Described in the Boston Herald as both emotionally haunting and tonally as clear as crystal, Niamh's albums have been 'must-have' collector's items for any lover of songs and singing. With 8 CDs to her name, Niamh has gathered a body of songs from many sources, both traditional and modern songwriters. Since 1999 Niamh has been playing in a duet with Ennis based Graham Dunne. There is a spiritual bond between Niamh and Graham when they perform, which draws out the essence of the songs. Throughout her career, Niamh has performed with a wide variety of artists, and has appeared at nearly every prestigious folk festival on either side of the Atlantic. As a member of the traditional Irish band Arcady (led by De Dannan's Johnny Ringo McDonagh), she sang on their Shanachie/Dara recording Many Happy Returns. One of Niamh's CDs, In My Prime (Green Linnet 2000), received widespread praise. Folk Roots named it one of the top albums of the year and The Irish Voice called the album a must-have disc for lovers of Irish song. The album was nominated for Album of the Year by BBC Radio 2 (UK) and the Association for Independent Music (US). After a ten year absence, Niamh and Graham are back with their new CD 'Kind Providence', on their own label. A quality album, with mostly traditional songs, which was very well received, with Graham recording, editing, playing and singing, mixing and mastering. As Siobhan Long of the Irish Times says 'she's the conduit, not the gatekeeper of a song.' This is a body of work that has proven Niamh Parsons one of the premier vocalists of her time and a keeper of the flame in Irish traditional song. One of the most distinctive duos in Irish traditional music, songstress Niamh Parsons & guitarist Graham Dunne share a deep musical bond that allows them to express the very essence of each song they perform.

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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 Aldridge & Jetbone

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

terrace cred. presents: Hannah Aldridge back to The Greys, where she shone alone on stage a couple of years back. This time, she has a full band with her - Jetbone a Swedish combo with a southern rock / funk /soul groove to fill her sound. Hannah Aldridge doesn't just dip her pen into the well of the South, she embodies it. With every song, she's facing down demons of a life once lived from substance abuse to failed relationships and scars from the lashes of the Bible belt. Daughter of Muscle Shoals legend, Alabama Hall Of Famer Walt Aldridge who has mastered her Nashville recorded second album 'Gold Rush', follow up to debut 'Razor Wire'. Whilst that album launched her career, drew the attention of music writers and sent her touring across the world, 'Gold Rush' shows a more mature and introspective artist with more life experience and music experience under her belt.

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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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A Jamboree Halloween With The Dead Brothers, La Miseria Deluxe + Dj Miss Manray

on Tue, 31 Oct 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A spooktacular (sorry) Halloween party at Jamboree, creaking to the sounds of Bavarian Hillbilly, Baltic Bluegrass, Voodoo Rhythms, Gypsy Violin Magic and Tango Introducing The Dead Brothers! The world's greatest death Blues funeral trash orchestra. Bavarian hillbilly meets Baltic bluegrass via Dashiell Hammett, Georges Brassens and the Marquis de Sade. When the fog lifts and the winds shift, things are rarely what they seemThe sound is bewildering, poisonous and intimate at the same time. Fiddles, mandolins, a marching drum, tuba, a great pump pedal organ from the turn of last century, banjos, the sixties twangy Hop guitar, Hawaiian lap-steel, a singing saw and other hobo suitcase percussion create a medieval mythological world that stings the epicenter of your soul! Who would imagine that rock'n'roll took a different, more sombre route hidden in the Swiss mountains? And La Miseria Deluxe! play chthonic, bohemian and visceral tango. It does not have the glitter of the crystals of the great halls; but the sharp glow of broken glasses in the taverns of sailors. It does not have the noble softness of the velvets of the cloth of the prestigious theaters; but has the sweet asperity of the incarnated upholstery of the old broadsides. It does not have the fresh effervescence of champagne; but has the intense aroma of good red wine and the surrounding heat of homemade bagasse. Also, DJ Miss Manray shall play Gypsy swing, global beats and rock and roll

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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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Folk In The Owl's Nest Presents Chris Reardon, Rosey Cale & More

on Wed, 1 Nov 2017 at Cardiff Gwdihw 7:30pm

Chris Reardon London indie/folk artist Chris Reardon recently released From The Outside In E.P. on his own label Strange Comfort Records. The E.P. beautifully showcases Chris's stunning songwriting. Intimate, uplifting and sobering in the way that Chris bears his heart of his sleeve, his captivating voice has already caught the ear of BBC Introducing, BBC 6 Music and CLASH magazine. Rosey Cale ​Rosey Cale is a Country Pop singer songwriter from Pembrokeshire, South Wales. Rosey released her debut EP, 'Creating Images' in 2016 featuring songs inspired by heartbreak, challenging issues such as tackling body image, to one of her most requested songs 'OAP' which sheds light on the perks of becoming and old age pensioner. Through her distinctive voice and forthright style she has been writing songs, making music and 'Creating Images' for audiences across the UK. Rosey's original songs are known to capture audiences by their musicality and lyrical honesty. Emmét McGonagle Emmét McGonagle is a 21 year old folk singer from Limavady, Co. Derry. With influences such as Damien Rice and Keaton Henson, Emmét brings a new perspective to the world of acoustic music through his confessional lyrics and unique chord progressions.

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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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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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Angel Snow

on Thu, 2 Nov 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. -------- While working on her second full-length album and first for NETTWERK, Magnetic, atmospheric pop chanteuse and songwriter Angel Snow experienced something of a revelatory awakening. As a little girl in Nashville, TN, the songstress's older brother introduced her to the electronic sonic palette of Brian Eno, Aphex Twin, and Trent Reznor, and she found herself painting with a familiar brushI love electronic elements, drum machines, beats, and interesting little sounds, she exclaims. That ambient style is something I've always been drawn to. It's something I've always been passionate about, 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.

Building a repertoire as an in-demand songwriter and acclaimed independent artist, Angel's road twisted and turned to get to this point. She wrote three songs on GRAMMY® Award-winning singer Alison Krauss's 2011 offering, 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 and earned acclaim from 'American Songwriter'. After touring the globe, she desired to expand and evolve her style beyond traditional Americana and folk. I never felt like what I was doing really represented who I am and the message I was trying to get across, she admits. I wanted an otherworldly and dramatic sound. Enter producer Lee Groves [Goldfrapp, Depeche Mode]. In December 2014, Angel began making regular trips to New York in order to cut what would become Magnetic. Her hypnotic delivery and cinematic lyrics entwined with Lee's immersive and airy production, conjuring a spellbinding style.

Every single song has a specific and significant story to tell, she goes on. Lee had a way of wrapping everything up to get that story across. The songs themselves are simple, but there's a lot of open space. It can get emotional and theatrical.

Ultimately, Angel connects on a deep level by coming full circle on Magnetic. I understand how fear can paralyze people, she remarks. It's something I've seen in my own life and amongst my friends. For years, she hesitated to use some of the sounds that most deeply moved her out of fear. Becoming willing to be completely vulnerable and lean into the sonic textures that made her feel most alive, she found the freedom to create art that she was instinctually drawn to. Out of that, the name Magnetic emerged.

When people hear this album, I want them to feel understood and like somebody empathizes, she leaves off. I'd love to provide a little hope. I want us to be able to sit in the dark with each other and share our stories, what we're passionate about, and who we were created to be. I want them to feel loved. http://angelsnow.net

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Fallinn Wolff

on Thu, 2 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Once upon a time in the woods of wonders, there was a creature called FALLINN WOLFF - who lived in a cave with a little red piano and a cello. Fallinn Wolff loved stories. She would hear them in the trees, when the wind went through the leaves, in the waves of the water or the sound of the rain. Spooky and sad stories about the Farmer's Daughter, the witch or a love that got lost and hopeful stories about a curious game and a new beginning. When it got dark, the creature crawled into its cave to share those stories with the cello and the little red piano. On those nights the people of the village heard wondrously music coming from the woods and they called it Fallinn Wolff's dream pop. Fallinn Wolff creates a fairytale of stories and melodies. The musical journey brings us to a magical world, to a creature called Fallinn Wolff. There is more than just beauty, there is also an ugly side to the world of dream pop, yes even weird things happening there. The piano playing singer- songwriter (Linn Meissner) and the cellist (Beate Wolff) like to experiment with sounds, when making the stories of their songs come alive. Always trying to avoid the obvious pop clichee in their music. That is why they like to travel with a clanking, red toy piano and a multilingual cello. The duo Fallinn Wolff was founded in 2009 while studying music at the ArtEZ Conservatory in the Netherlands.

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Dbize

on Thu, 2 Nov 2017 at Salisbury The Winchester Gate 7:30pm

dBize are Neil FitzGibbon: Fiddle/Guitar/Vocal, Paddy Morgan: Guitar, and Yvonne Bolton: Concertina/Fiddle/Cello. World class Irish band dBize have enough individual experience at home and around the world to ensure they'll go down well anywhere. From intricate melodies to stomping four to the floor, D'Bize are versatile with a very dynamic set list, range of songs, both new and old from the Folk/Trad idiom. Yvonne (Carlow), Neil (Athlone) and Paddy (Derry) are well steeped in Irish tune playing tradition, while a touch of Flamenco and US old-time are present at times in D'Bize tincture of tuneage. This includes newly composed tunes, traditional and some penned by the band themselves. This is their third visit to Salisbury. Their last gig was an absolute blinder!

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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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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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Tupelo Uncles + Rob Corcoran

on Fri, 3 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- London-based TUPELO UNCLES take the music of 80/90s alt country legends Uncle Tupelo (plus a couple of classic Americana songs in a similar vein) and add an all-acoustic bluegrass/old-time feel. Look out for demon solos from the very talented Gary Bridgewood (fiddle), Garry "Slide Guy" Smith (National slide guitar) and Lyle Zimmerman (bouzouki and mandolin), with lead vocals/guitar from Jason Collins and double bass from Clarky. Ahead of the launch of his album Inverse Alchemy Irish troubadour ROB CORCORAN returns to the Green Note with his trademark Heart-on-sleeve, alt-folk Americana with a Dublin accent and promises a sneak preview of some of his brand new songs as well as many of his tried and tested favourites. Rob will be joined on stage by Lyle Zimmerman and other special guests. I implore you check him out, don't let me down, because this guy is rather special. Americana UK 9/10 From the moment he steps on stage, Corcoran perspires authenticity in that fluent way that a hundred record execs have tried and failed to manufacture. Anne Frankenstein: Jazz FM (UK)

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Helter Skelter With Les Trois Coups + Guests

on Fri, 3 Nov 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

Les Trois Coup is quartet from Lille playing on the bridges between theater, burlesque and music. Enriched by several years of street performances. Expect beautiful stories from an offbeat universe, French song, hip hop, rap musette and a few acrobatics. "Les Trois Coups play the game of live with brilliance and eclecticism." Guests TBA

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Carrie Martin

on Fri, 3 Nov 2017 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:00pm

Although initially influenced by Eva Cassidy and Ann Wilson, songwriter Carrie Martin has developed an exciting and unique performance style often called 'Hybrid picking'. It is blend of what she learnt from her father, her guitar teacher John Shepherd and latterly the brilliant guitarist Gordon Giltrap who is her mentor and guitar hero. Carrie regularly leaves audiences and fellow musicians equally intrigued and impressed. Carrie's self-published debut album Luna attracted the attention of record company Trapeze Music leading to the release of her first commercial album What If in 2015. The album featured a host of guest musicians including Gordon Giltrap, Oliver Wakeman, Yes, and Ric Sanders from Fairport Convention all adding a dimension to her impressive mix of technical ability and memorable song writing. PRESS QUOTES: A pleasing purity in her vocals - Trevor Raggett, R2 Magazine. Her first record is very fine too - Julian Piper, Acoustic Magazine. Beauteous singing voice, with an assured grasp of expression - David Kidman, Fatea

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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 #2

on Sat, 4 Nov 2017 at Leamington Spa The Zephyr Lounge 7:30pm

After the success of their Blues night earlier in the year, promoters In The Moment are once again presenting a Blues Revue, featuring some of the top names on the circuit. For those who follow 2-Tone music, guitarist and songwriter Neol Davies will need no introduction. A founder member of Coventry band The Selecter, he came to prominence with his compositions On My Radio, Missing Words, Three Minute Hero and Too Much Pressure. Since then he has branched out into the blues, producing the highly acclaimed Box of Blues, a project with Horace Panter of The Specials, and Future Swamp, which included Ronnie Wood and members of Reef. Both were released on his own label VoMatic Records. Other notable collaborations have seen him working with Prince Buster and the Skatalites. After her great performance at the last Blues Revue, In The Moment thought it only fitting that Letitia George should return this time round. A forthright and powerful vocalist, equally at home with up-tempo numbers as well as sensitive soul ballads, her reputation was established after her success on The Voice and she has appeared before appreciative and enthusiastic audiences across the Midlands and recently in Ibiza. We are also fortunate to be able to welcome back pianist and singer Mark Steeds. Mark has been on the blues and boogie scene for some time, working with Pzazz, The Hangover Blues Band, Boperator and King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys, amongst others, and is well regarded by fellow musicians as a capable and inventive player. Current Upton Blues Festival music director and emcee, Chicago-born Steve Steinhaus is well known for his inimitable vocal delivery of jump, swing, blues and boogie as frontman of bands such as The Dr.Teeth Big Band, Papa Steiny and The Adverse Camber and others; a far cry from his previous activities as a bouncer, a former American footballer and student of Shakespeare! The ever-popular SugarDaddies (Adrian Litvinoff bass; Steve Roberts gtr, harmonica, voc; Rich Westwood drums) will be the powerhouse behind the front line artists. A richly experienced outfit, they will be joined by swinging saxophonist Dave Roberts.

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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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Angel Snow

on Sat, 4 Nov 2017 at Southsea The Tea Tray 7:30pm

**EXTRA DATE ADDED DUE TO PHENOMENAL DEMAND!** 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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Tarantella Beats Party With Amaraterra + Dj Alistair Prince

on Sat, 4 Nov 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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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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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 headline show with support from Andrew Maxwell Morris. 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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Matshidiso

on Sun, 5 Nov 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. -------- Matshidiso (pronounced mat-sea-dee-so) is a half South African (the origin of her name comes from the Sotho tribe, meaning blessing or consolation) half Jamaican musician, born and raised in London. A classically trained pianist, composer, arranger and singer-songwriter, she also plays guitar and experiments with percussion. Inspired by soul, hip-hop, world music and singer-songwriters of the 70′s, Matshidiso's eclectic fusion of styles adds up to a soulful sound that is uniquely hers. Best experienced live, Matshidiso is a storyteller creating an immersive and collaborative experience between audience and performer. She enjoys writing spontaneous songs for audience members during her gigs (this involves a volunteer from the audience whom Matshidiso has never met and then writing a song specifically for that person on the spot) and also holds intimate gigs in her living room at home, 'The Front Room Sessions'. Not only does Matshidiso write, compose, arrange and produce all her music, she is a band leader, a songwriter and arranger for both signed and unsigned musicians including soul singer Daley, Charlotte OC and Khalia who shared management with Lana del Rey and Emeli Sandé respectively. Matshidiso is also a keen collaborator and is passionate about ever-expanding her musical repertoire. She has sung and played piano for a range of different artists from diverse musical backgrounds including Afrobeat, pop, electro, jazz, soul, world music and not only in English but also in French and Spanish. Matshidiso has worked closely with leading UK cultural organisation, the Southbank Centre at a series of festivals including 'Africa Utopia' and 'Women of the World.' this has included performing, devising and leading a workshop on songwriting and chairing a panel on arts and activism with artists from south Africa, the UK and Egypt. Further afield Matshidiso has collaborated with South African filmmakers to create music videos that not only highlight her music, but also seek to present Africa in a more nuanced and complex way. This has included a video shot in Johannesburg, Running [https://youtu.be/bs-u_go1_ts] and an upcoming short film that considers post-apartheid South Africa from the perspective of young South Africans. Matshidiso believes in the transcendent power of music to not only connect but to heal and has spent the past 5 yrs playing to staff and patients at renowned cancer hospital, the Royal Marsden in London. With a background in human rights law, Matshidiso also trained as a lawyer, has a Masters in public international law and spent some years in France, studying French law in Paris. she speaks French fluently as well as some German, Russian and Spanish. Matshidiso has been playing the piano from the age of 7 and started writing songs alongside her law degree. Her passion is using music and creativity to promote human rights and social justice. she has worked in Ethiopia with an anti sex-trafficking organization and as a relief worker in Haiti soon after the 2010 earthquake. Matshidiso returned to Haiti in 2013 to continue the work that was started. More recently she set up an education program facilitating arts and educational workshops for male inmates at a young offenders prison in the UK. In 2012 Matshidiso released her first EP 'Nursery Rhymes for Grown Folks', taking children's nursery rhymes and adapting them for adults, it stemmed from a desire to re-create for adults the same familiarity and comfort that nursery rhymes bring to children. Her goal was sucessful, a number of listeners have noted that the ep is the only thing that helps them sleep at night. She released a second EP in Spring of 2016 fragile which was recorded in Tel Aviv, Israel. raw, intimate and vulnerable, just Matshidiso singing at the piano . She has also released 2 singles, The Water and Running in 2012 and 2013 respecitvely and is currently working on her debut album. A full length album that will display her broad musical influences, her musicianship and love for storytelling.

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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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Ryedale Blues Club - The Lewis Hamilton Band

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

Doors open 7.30pm. Since their formation in August 2010 The Lewis Hamilton Band have been booked for over 500 shows from Shetland to Slovenia, and have appeared at most of the UK's biggest blues festivals, including Main Stage performances at Hebden Bridge and Maryport. As a guitarist Lewis pays tribute to some of the greatest musicians of the 20th century, taking influence from people like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix and Rory Gallagher. He also incorporates playing styles from more modern blues-rock musicians such as, Joe Bonamassa, Derek Trucks and Matt Scofield. As a vocalist he has developed his own unique and powerful style of singing, while taking influence from the likes of Joe Cocker and Dave Mathews. - His debut album Gambling Machine won the Scottish New Music Award for Scottish Jazz/Blues album of the year for 2012. Candlelight & Sympathy from Empty Roads will feature on the soundtrack of a new feature film 'Scar Tissue'. His third album Ghost Train has had numerous top reviews and acclaim from magazines and websites worldwide, and airplay in over 15 countries. In addition to his previous nominations in the 2012 and 2013 British Blues Awards and receiving two preliminary nominations in their song-writing category, Lewis was nominated as BEST YOUNG ARTIST in 2014, and again in 2015.

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Veronica & Max At Stowey Live

on Tue, 7 Nov 2017 at Nether Stowey Village Hall 7:30pm

An evening of quite exceptional musicianship and entertainment 7.30 to 11 latest

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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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John Kirkpatrick At The Mayflower Folk Club

on Wed, 8 Nov 2017 at Cambridge Portland Arms 8:00pm

John is a superstar of the English folk scene. A wonderful performer and entertainer who has established an enviable reputation as a singer, songwriter, and instrumental virtuoso (melodion, Anglo concertina and button accordion), John is also a composer, choreographer, and musical director. He still dances with the Morris team he founded in 1975, The Shropshire Bedlams. Tickets are £11.50 in advance and £13.50 at the door. Under 25 tickets are £5 in advance and £6 at the door.

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John Kirkpatrick At The Mayflower Folk Club

on Wed, 8 Nov 2017 at Cambridge Portland Arms 8:00pm

John is a superstar of the English folk scene. A wonderful performer and entertainer who has established an enviable reputation as a singer, songwriter, and instrumental virtuoso (melodion, Anglo concertina and button accordion), John is also a composer, choreographer, and musical director. He still dances with the Morris team he founded in 1975, The Shropshire Bedlams. Tickets are £11.50 in advance and £13.50 at the door. Under 25 tickets are £5 in advance and £6 at the door.

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Gentlemen Of Few - Live At The Lighthouse

on Wed, 8 Nov 2017 at Walmer The Lighthouse 7:00pm

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Gentlemen of Few play an eclectic blend of old-time bluegrass and classic rock with skillful vocal harmonies and powerful lyrics. The four founders: Elliott Norris, Reece Forward, Kit Evans and Jarrod Piner perform their music with a raw passion and intense energy hardly to be believed, giving them an almighty sound that they've coined as Nugrass. A band with five years experience of performing their shows to a plethora of welcoming audiences and dedicated fans across the UK in rooms and halls of both homeliness and esteem. The Royal Albert Hall, London; The Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone and The Forum, Tunbridge Wells to name a few, but the boys have found themselves at Tiree Music Festival 2014/15, Scotland; Secret Garden Party 2014, Cambridgeshire; Boomtown Fair 2014/15, Hampton and even supporting the likes of The Blockheads, The Beat and Hayseed Dixie! Fusing an old time bluegrass sound with a youthful English vigour, impeccable harmonies and song craft way beyond their years. Mighty impressive. Smugglers Records So young yet so amazing Chris Evans, Radio 2 Incredible live sound BBC Radio Kent

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The Basement Sessions.... Phoebe's Pockets + Genevieve Dawson

on Wed, 8 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 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.... Phoebe's Pockets + Genevieve Dawson PHOEBE'S POCKETS Phoebe is a singer songwriter who fuses surrealist lyrics with booming piano melodies. She takes the audience on a folk-fuelled journey through life's most intimate and awkward moments. Weaving observational humour with visual metaphor, she takes inspiration from Regina Spektor, My Brightest Diamond, Ani DiFranco & Ivor Cutler, to bring you her own brand of gin soaked tunes from the bottom of her pockets. Join her for a chance to play petite-filou yogurt pots and empty gin bottles or to spill your coffee in time to the chorus 'Her mischievous lyrics and raw, powerful voice draw you in.' Tom Robinson BBC Radio 6 Music GENEVIEVE DAWSON Genevieve Dawson is a singer-songwriter originally from Edinburgh and now based in South-East London. Bringing together direct, honest lyrics with a warmth and soulfulness reminiscent of the likes of Laura Marling and Ani DiFranco - these are songs to lose yourself in and wake up full of questions.

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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

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. This majestic singer is paying his eighth visit to York and will be performing solo as the previously advertised accompanist Hugh McMillan has had to drop out due to illness.

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James Keelaghan

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. This majestic singer is paying his eighth visit to York and will be performing solo as the previously advertised accompanist Hugh McMillan has had to drop out due to illness.

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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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Niamh Parsons And Graham Dunne

on Thu, 9 Nov 2017 at Salisbury The Winchester Gate 7:30pm

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

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Patrick Naylor And Maciek Pysz Trio

on Thu, 9 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 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Guitarists Maciek Pysz and Patrick Naylor join forces in a lyrical and imaginative acoustic collaboration. Maciek Pysz is a guitarist and composer known for his clear lyrical phrasing, his virtuosity and cinematic compositions. Patrick Naylor's last album Days of Blue was included in the Daily Telegraph's best albums of 2015 ​ Critical Praise... Patrick Naylor "sensitive guitar.... A treat" - Daily Telegraph best albums of 2015 Distinctive electric/acoustic guitarist and composer whose unflashy style draws on contemporary jazz, folk and world musics and the influences of Ralph Towner and Bill Frisell to create a haunting and optimistic fusion.- Ents 24 Maciek Pysz "a quiet virtuoso who has developed into one of the most distinctive guitarists around" Ian Mann "The clarity is not just clarity of sound, but clarity of emotion and that's why I love this album so much" Mary James

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Reg Meuross

on Thu, 9 Nov 2017 at Ryde Wight Rock Bars 7:00pm

Reg Meuross Folk Music's multi award winning Songwriter/ Singer tours latest album Faraway People. An intimate acoustic evening, of Contemporary Folk Music, with a masterful Guitar player, Story teller, and Folk Songsmith, Reg Meuross. He will be supported by Island based Country Blues singer Angelina Grimshaw.

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Carousel Sessions Presents: Jean-michel Vellion & Yvon Riou

on Thu, 9 Nov 2017 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 8:00pm

Two PHENOMENAL musicians are coming our way on 9th November. Jean-Michel Veillon (flutes) & Yvon Riou (guitar) are coming to our famous Carousel Sessions Tickets are £10 and can be bought online by registering for the event on this site or www.wegottickets.co.uk Born on the north coast of Brittany, Jean-Michel Veillon was first a dancer and then a bombard* player in his teens. He then started to play the transverse wooden flute, getting his first influences from various Irish flute players, but then created distinct articulation techniques, more adapted to the Breton music. Jean-Michel toured Europe and the U.S extensively from the 1980's until today as a founder member of the highly praised KORNOG, PENNOU SKOULM, DEN, BARZAZ, TOUD'SAMES, Alain GENTY Group, Dan AR BRAZ & Heritage des Celtes, Jacques PELLEN & Celtic Procession (jazz and trad fusion), and recently toured with the prestigious tabla player ZAKIR HUSSAIN, recording a live CD (« Distant Kin ») at the San Francisco Jazz Center together with Indian, Scottish and Irish musicians. Widely credited with introducing the simple system wooden flute into Breton folk music and primarly responsible, through his intensive teaching efforts and hundreds of concerts and festivals appearances, for its enthusiastic adoption among many dozens of young musicians throughout Brittany, Jean-Michel has achieved widespread recognition as one of world's premier traditional flute players. [* Bombard : old type of very loud double reed oboe, almost an emblem of Brittany] Yvon Riou, guitar player from the coast of Tregor*, started with playing the open tuning (dadgad type), popularized in Brittany by guitarists like Soïg SIBÉRIL and Gilles LE BIGOT. He later developed his own very personal style of accompaniment, both sensitive and energetic, which makes him sound like no other. Yvon played with the breton bands SKOLVAN & PENNOÙ SKOULM and accompanied on several occasions famous Irish musicians like Brid HARPER or the trio Paul BRADLEY, Ger FITZGERALD & Joe Mc KENNA. He was also part of the Brian Mc COMBE band with the Brittany-based bodhrán player and percussionist David « Hopi » HOPKINS, touring several times all over France and Poland. [*Tregor : beautiful part of northern Brittany, cuturally very rich and dynamic] Created in 1993, the duo Veillon-Riou was the first flute and guitar duo dedicated to Breton music, playing in innumerable festoù-noz* in Brittany, but also in concert with a repertoire extending to Irish & Scottish music and beyond. Jean-Michel & Yvon have toured extensively in Ireland (recording a live album « Beo » - at the Culturlann McAdam O Fiaich in Belfast) but also played in Poland, Italy, England, USA and Canada). Their new album « Deus an Aod d'ar Menez » just came out in march 2017.

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Carousel Sessions Presents: Jean-michel Vellion & Yvon Riou

on Thu, 9 Nov 2017 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 8:00pm

Two PHENOMENAL musicians are coming our way on 9th November. Jean-Michel Veillon (flutes) & Yvon Riou (guitar) are coming to our famous Carousel Sessions Tickets are £10 and can be bought online by registering for the event on this site or www.wegottickets.co.uk Born on the north coast of Brittany, Jean-Michel Veillon was first a dancer and then a bombard* player in his teens. He then started to play the transverse wooden flute, getting his first influences from various Irish flute players, but then created distinct articulation techniques, more adapted to the Breton music. Jean-Michel toured Europe and the U.S extensively from the 1980's until today as a founder member of the highly praised KORNOG, PENNOU SKOULM, DEN, BARZAZ, TOUD'SAMES, Alain GENTY Group, Dan AR BRAZ & Heritage des Celtes, Jacques PELLEN & Celtic Procession (jazz and trad fusion), and recently toured with the prestigious tabla player ZAKIR HUSSAIN, recording a live CD (« Distant Kin ») at the San Francisco Jazz Center together with Indian, Scottish and Irish musicians. Widely credited with introducing the simple system wooden flute into Breton folk music and primarly responsible, through his intensive teaching efforts and hundreds of concerts and festivals appearances, for its enthusiastic adoption among many dozens of young musicians throughout Brittany, Jean-Michel has achieved widespread recognition as one of world's premier traditional flute players. [* Bombard : old type of very loud double reed oboe, almost an emblem of Brittany] Yvon Riou, guitar player from the coast of Tregor*, started with playing the open tuning (dadgad type), popularized in Brittany by guitarists like Soïg SIBÉRIL and Gilles LE BIGOT. He later developed his own very personal style of accompaniment, both sensitive and energetic, which makes him sound like no other. Yvon played with the breton bands SKOLVAN & PENNOÙ SKOULM and accompanied on several occasions famous Irish musicians like Brid HARPER or the trio Paul BRADLEY, Ger FITZGERALD & Joe Mc KENNA. He was also part of the Brian Mc COMBE band with the Brittany-based bodhrán player and percussionist David « Hopi » HOPKINS, touring several times all over France and Poland. [*Tregor : beautiful part of northern Brittany, cuturally very rich and dynamic] Created in 1993, the duo Veillon-Riou was the first flute and guitar duo dedicated to Breton music, playing in innumerable festoù-noz* in Brittany, but also in concert with a repertoire extending to Irish & Scottish music and beyond. Jean-Michel & Yvon have toured extensively in Ireland (recording a live album « Beo » - at the Culturlann McAdam O Fiaich in Belfast) but also played in Poland, Italy, England, USA and Canada). Their new album « Deus an Aod d'ar Menez » just came out in march 2017.

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Caves & Clouds Play Cafe#9!!

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

Born from the Big City Folk Songwriting Collective, Caves & Clouds is the minimalist, vocal, lyric driven folk duo you've always wanted..... Featuring one of our favourite artists here at #9.... EW Harris!! :)

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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. Sorry, there will be NO cafe meals available for this event, but the bar will be open as usual.

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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. Sorry, there will be NO cafe meals available for this event, but the bar will be open as usual.

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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. Sorry, there will be NO cafe meals available for this event, but the bar will be open as usual.

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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  7.00pm. 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 7:00pm

Anthony John Clarke is an accomplished singer-songwriter whose roots are in Northern Ireland. Not surprisingly, his songs reflect the humour and the pathos of his homeland and his introductions and commentary tug at the heartstrings or fill the room with laughter. Anthony John is one of the most engaging characters on the folk music scene. Anthony John will be supported and encouraged by the Fairport Convention stalwart Dave Pegg. Dave is one of the most admired musicians around and his combination with Anthony John will be a rich event indeed. Doors open at 7 pm. Concert starts at 7,45. Tickets are £13 each and this includes an interval glass of wine or juice

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The Washboard Resonators

on Fri, 10 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 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 Washboard Resonators play vaudevillian blues, jazz and folk music with guitars, banjos and a washboard.

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Road Not Taken

on Fri, 10 Nov 2017 at Almondsbury St Mary's Church 7:30pm

Folk four-piece Road Not Taken return to St Mary's Church in Almondsbury for another evening of fine music. Support act TBC.

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Jim Crawford

on Fri, 10 Nov 2017 at South Molton George Hotel;'' 7:00pm

Jim Crawford is something of an enigma. Originally from Lancashire, he now resides on the North Devon coast. A shy and retiring man who readily admits that recording studios fill him with dread and that he'd rather go fishing with his dog for company, has, none the less, toured much of Europe and the U.S.A captivating audiences with his intimate folk/blues style.

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Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe

on Sat, 11 Nov 2017 at Alstonefield Village Hall 7:30pm

Award-winning songwriters share the stage Steve Tilston and Jez Lowe, two of the UK acoustic/folk scene's finest songwriters, join forces for a series of concerts filled with songs and music, chat and banter and intimate insights into their approach to their craft. Head to head, neck and neck (guitar necks, that is!) listen in as they rekindle the spontaneity of their late-night living-room song swaps. Questions, answers, anecdotes and anarchy... and a very special evening of music. Steve Tilston "His work simply gets better as time goes on. MOJO Jez Lowe "Unquestionably one of the nation's finest and most prolific contemporary songwriters. fRoots

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Megson

on Sat, 11 Nov 2017 at Woodmancote New Village Hall 7:30pm

Unreserved seating. Woodmancote Village Hall has its own car park and licensed bar. Show starts at 8pm.

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Shu Jiang Chinese Concert

on Sat, 11 Nov 2017 at Sheffield St Andrew's Psalter Lane Church 6:30pm

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Worry Dolls

on Sat, 11 Nov 2017 at Melton Mowbray Eastwell Village Hall 7:00pm

Worry Dolls are an exciting duo born out of the joint talents of multi-instrumentalists Zoe Nicol and Rosie Jones, whose debut album Go Get Gone was released earlier this year. They met in Liverpool when they were 18, both on their chosen path of becoming solo singer songwriters. Their great chemistry and love of harmony led to them starting a contemporary bluegrass band. Paired by their teachers for an opportunity to have their songwriting critiqued by Paul McCartney, they were inspired to start co-writing, and could now be described as an almost telepathically linked songwriting force. In the 6 months following their album release, highlights include a raved-about main stage performance at Cambridge Folk Festival, showcases at The Great Escape and AmericanaFest UK, Festival La Truite Magique in Belgium, BBC Introducing, plays on BBC Radio 2,praise from MOJO, BBC's Whispering Bob Harris & Paul Sexton. With 88 shows this year - all a testament to their talent and achievements in such a short time in 2017. It is a new sound, blending the tender urgency of Zoe's Irish-influenced voice with the fiery integrity of Rosie's vocals and rhythmic guitar. They will be leading their 5-piece band. The brilliantly quirky duo Worry Dolls a super-shiny beacon of joy in a dreamland far, far away from the persistently 'regular' sound of folk" - Huffington Post

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John Kirkpatrick: Tunes From The Trenches

on Sat, 11 Nov 2017 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 7:30pm

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John Kirkpatrick: Tunes From The Trenches

on Sat, 11 Nov 2017 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 7:30pm

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Gentlemen - Roy Bailey & Robb Johnson - A Saturday Night Concert

on Sat, 11 Nov 2017 at Hoghton Gregson Lane Sports and Social Club 7:30pm

Gentlemen - Critically acclaimed work by Britains most prolific song-writer - Robb Johnson. The 'Song suite' will be performed on the 99th anniversary of Armistice Day by Roy Bailey & Robb Johnson 'A Folk classic' Robin Denselow, The Guardian 'In all the artistic commemoration of the First World War, I wager nothing will show more humanity or understanding than Gentle Men, Robb Johnson's song cycle about his two grandfathers' R2 'It's a wonderful mixture of the political and personal that stretches over their entire lives as young men, soldiers in the trenches, working in the 30s, eventually becoming fathers and grandfathers. A really moving piece of work.' Billy Bragg

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Music 'n Craft Beer With Sally Barker And Vicki Genfan In Concert

on Sat, 11 Nov 2017 at York The Hop Studio 6:45pm

www.thehopstudio.com The Hop Studio is pleased to announce its first evening of acoustic music featuring Sally and Vicki's 'Small Mountain' album promotion launch. There will be a most excellent range of craft beers available on this special evening too.

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Ninebarrow In Concert

on Sat, 11 Nov 2017 at Charlton Horethorne Village Hall 7:30pm

Ninebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, captivating audiences up and down the country with their innovative and beautifully pitched take on the folk tradition. Combining breathtaking vocal harmonies and melodies, this acclaimed Dorset duo deliver songs and stories inspired by the landscape and history of the British Isles. An evening with this duo isn't just a concert with great music; it's also a night of folklore and storytelling at its very best. From spellbinding simplicity to intense complexity, from chilling darkness to uplifting optimism, Ninebarrow are winning new fans wherever they go. A rather lovely thinglike two halves of one voice Mark Radcliffe's BBC R2 Folk Show Another example of how strong British folk music is at the moment The Telegraph

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Ninebarrow In Concert

on Sat, 11 Nov 2017 at Charlton Horethorne Village Hall 7:30pm

Ninebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, captivating audiences up and down the country with their innovative and beautifully pitched take on the folk tradition. Combining breathtaking vocal harmonies and melodies, this acclaimed Dorset duo deliver songs and stories inspired by the landscape and history of the British Isles. An evening with this duo isn't just a concert with great music; it's also a night of folklore and storytelling at its very best. From spellbinding simplicity to intense complexity, from chilling darkness to uplifting optimism, Ninebarrow are winning new fans wherever they go. A rather lovely thinglike two halves of one voice Mark Radcliffe's BBC R2 Folk Show Another example of how strong British folk music is at the moment The Telegraph

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Ange Hardy In Concert, Supported By Andy Clarke

on Sat, 11 Nov 2017 at Brixham Theatre 7:30pm

Celebrated 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-artists you're likely to encounter. £12 Advance (£15 on the door if available)

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Rough Island Band - 'this Island Of Yours...' Tour

on Sat, 11 Nov 2017 at Cornwall St Genny's Church 7:00pm

A contemporary folk quartet playing original music inspired by the landscapes, people and stories of the Isles of Scilly, Cornwall St Agnes, Isles of Scilly - a tiny scrap of wind-carved rock, gorsey downland and fine sand dropped 28 miles from mainland Cornwall, with a vibrant working community encompassed by the Atlantic Ocean. The Rough Island Band (RIB) sprouted from this precarious speck of soil in 2009 when an island piper whistled in the wind for three musicians in love with the place and its people. Their songs reflect the feeling that a community's history and stories should be set and celebrated in music. Unusually for a Celtic outpost, St Agnes has no surviving indigenous music. Stories of shipwreck and rescue, tunes for dancing and evocations of landscape have been written by RIB in response to an extraordinary place. Incorporating a wide range of instrumental and vocal textures, RIB craft a personal and contemporary sound, firmly rooted in the folk tradition. The individual members bring together a variety of influences and experience: from performing as members of Bellowhead, The Spooky Men's Chorale and the Maddy Prior Trio; to their own solo projects such as The Little Unsaid and Full of Noises; as well as running folk festivals and events across the Scilly Isles and throughout the UK. RIB are: John Elliott, Joe Keelan, Piers Lewin, James Sills. Contributing musician: Giles Lewin. 'This Island of Yours' is RIB's fourth studio album and charts a deeply personal response to the islands. Submissions of poetry, photographs, stories and spoken word have been woven into the fabric of the album by RIB and collated as a physical scrapbook to accompany the recordings. Musically, this is RIB's most ambitious and idiosyncratic to date, expanding their contemporary folk sound with echoes of electronica, jazz and ambient music. Recorded in their home studio on St Agnes over ten days in April 2017, the album captures a tangible sense of place and sense of space. Doors open 7pm Performance starts at 7.30pm Refreshments available at the interval Bring something warm to wear if the weather is cold! James Sills will be running a singing workshop at the church from 2 - 4pm on the same day, link to tickets here: www.wegottickets.com/event/414925

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Rough Island Band - Singing Workshop With James Sills

on Sat, 11 Nov 2017 at Cornwall St Genny's Church 1:45pm

As part of the 'This Island Of Yours' UK tour, James Sills from contemporary folk quartet The Rough Island Band will lead a special singing workshop in the beautiful acoustics of St Gennys Church. He is an experienced and dynamic vocal leader, working with community choirs across the UK and performing with acclaimed all-male a cappella group, The Spooky Men's Chorale. James has roots in North Cornwall with family in Crackington, so is especially excited to be running this workshop at St Gennys. He will teach a couple of songs as performed by the Rough Island Band, arranged in three/four part harmony, incorporating traditional and original material. No previous experience is necessary - James' fun and informal approach will enable everyone to get singing with confidence! Doors open at 1.45pm with the workshop running from 2 - 4pm. There will be a short performance for friends and family of material at 3.45pm. It is suggested that you bring a bottle of water and something warm to wear if the weather is particularly autumnal! All workshop participants are eligible for a discount ticket rate for the evening performance at the church. Link for details are at: www.wegottickets.com/event/414907

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Rough Island Band - 'this Island Of Yours...' Tour

on Sat, 11 Nov 2017 at Cornwall St Genny's Church 7:00pm

A contemporary folk quartet playing original music inspired by the landscapes, people and stories of the Isles of Scilly, Cornwall St Agnes, Isles of Scilly - a tiny scrap of wind-carved rock, gorsey downland and fine sand dropped 28 miles from mainland Cornwall, with a vibrant working community encompassed by the Atlantic Ocean. The Rough Island Band (RIB) sprouted from this precarious speck of soil in 2009 when an island piper whistled in the wind for three musicians in love with the place and its people. Their songs reflect the feeling that a community's history and stories should be set and celebrated in music. Unusually for a Celtic outpost, St Agnes has no surviving indigenous music. Stories of shipwreck and rescue, tunes for dancing and evocations of landscape have been written by RIB in response to an extraordinary place. Incorporating a wide range of instrumental and vocal textures, RIB craft a personal and contemporary sound, firmly rooted in the folk tradition. The individual members bring together a variety of influences and experience: from performing as members of Bellowhead, The Spooky Men's Chorale and the Maddy Prior Trio; to their own solo projects such as The Little Unsaid and Full of Noises; as well as running folk festivals and events across the Scilly Isles and throughout the UK. RIB are: John Elliott, Joe Keelan, Piers Lewin, James Sills. Contributing musician: Giles Lewin. 'This Island of Yours' is RIB's fourth studio album and charts a deeply personal response to the islands. Submissions of poetry, photographs, stories and spoken word have been woven into the fabric of the album by RIB and collated as a physical scrapbook to accompany the recordings. Musically, this is RIB's most ambitious and idiosyncratic to date, expanding their contemporary folk sound with echoes of electronica, jazz and ambient music. Recorded in their home studio on St Agnes over ten days in April 2017, the album captures a tangible sense of place and sense of space. Doors open 7pm Performance starts at 7.30pm Refreshments available at the interval Bring something warm to wear if the weather is cold! James Sills will be running a singing workshop at the church from 2 - 4pm on the same day, link to tickets here: www.wegottickets.com/event/414925

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Red Dirt Skinners

on Sat, 11 Nov 2017 at Grewelthorpe Village Hall 7:30pm

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.

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Daniel Smith

on Sat, 11 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 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... Acclaimed pianist/vocalist, Daniel Smith, purveys his unique blend of rocking blues, stomping boogie woogie, classy soul jazz and foot-tapping hard bop piano. 'A serious challenger to Jools Holland as the UK's no.1 boogie pianist' (Blues In Britain), Daniel's nine albums, BBC radio appearances, tours with U.S. blues artists and recent extended solo Edinburgh Fringe run are all testament to his dynamic talent.

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The Horsenecks

on Sat, 11 Nov 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 Horsenecks play hard-hitting and heartfelt Old Time and classic Bluegrass music, brought to life with a high-energy performance. The four members formed a strong musical bond after meeting at a festival in 2012. With driving old time fiddle, three-finger banjo, vocal harmonies, and a genuine love of Old Time music they have since been swiftly becoming a well-loved staple in the traditional music scenes in the US and the UK.

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Before The Gold Rush Presents: Live Music In Rugby

on Sat, 11 Nov 2017 at Rugby Lawrence Sheriff School 7:30pm

BTGR is coming to the Midlands for a special showcase of three of our favourite London artists. Forty Elephant Gang are a rousing and innovative guitar, bass, banjo and mandolin wielding four piece from East London. Their songs relay tales of heartbreak, misdeeds and revelry, presented with rich harmonies on a textural musical canvas. http://www.fortyelephantgang.com Tom Hyatt's explosive, clarion tenor delivers dynamic and forthright songs, faithfully distilling the singer/songwriter genre down to its most compelling roots. Working solo, Hyatt's varied repertoire is performed with either a propulsive, percussive guitar or a fluid, contemplative piano. When joined by regular collaborators Maya McCourt (cello) or Tom Lees (piano), the sound expands to take on further dimensions. Often attracting comparisons to the likes of Jackson Browne, John Martyn or Nick Drake, his shows recall past greats whilst being firmly placed on the cutting edge. http://tomhyatt.co.uk Amy Gillespie is a London based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. She has just released a self-produced EP, titled Seventh Wave, inspired by the process of raw, live-take, acoustic recording a la Dylan, Neil Young, Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, John Martyn, to name but a few. https://soundcloud.com/amy-grace-gillespie

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Jim Moray

on Sat, 11 Nov 2017 at Macclesfield Mottram Village Hall 7:15pm

Mottram Village Hall, Mottram St.Andrew, Wilmslow Old Rd,Macclesfield SK10 4QP Note: No Support. Starts at 8pm

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5 Men Not Called Matt In Concert

on Sat, 11 Nov 2017 at Stony Stratford York House Centre 7:30pm

Five Men Not Called Matt entertain in their own inimitable way with their powerful voices, splendid harmonies, great choruses and big personalities. A sprinkling of guest singers will add their own touch to the proceedings. Doors open at 7.30pm so you can enjoy a snifter served by York House's friendly and brisk bar staff (and the proceeds go to York House Centre's community projects). Real ale WILL be on offer! Tickets also available from Odells (Stony High Street), York House or from Michele at mailto:michelewelborn@homecall.co.uk or 07801 735860. Find out more about the five men at https://www.facebook.com/5MenNotCalledMatt/ and about York House at www.york-house.org.uk

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New Roots: Ferris & Sylvester

on Sat, 11 Nov 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

'Top 10 Alt-Country Acts You Need To Hear' ROLLING STONE JULY 2017 In early 2016 London based duo Ferris & Sylvester's alt-country tinged fine harmony and superbly crafted songwriting caught the ear of legendary producer Youth (Paul McCartney/ The Verve/ Beth Orton). He invited them to to record at his studio in Spain, where they recorded their soon to be released debut EP, 'Save Yourself'. Greenwich Village 1966 is a clear reference in their catchy folk sound, from the Lovin' Spoonful to Mamas & Papas, with contemporary nods to the likes of Laura Marling and Conor Oberst completing the picture. WATCH FERRIS & SYLVESTER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zofhj2lKEtY 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. WATCH GENEVIEVE DAWSON: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaK4EaieQAc

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Neil Mcsweeney

on Sun, 12 Nov 2017 at Sheffield St Andrew's Psalter Lane Church 6:30pm

Leading Sheffield singer/songwriter

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Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente And Charlie Grey & Joseph Peach

on Sun, 12 Nov 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

We are very pleased to be presenting this very special double bill featuring the 2017 Young Folk Awards Winners Josie Duncan and Pablo Lafuente alongside finalists Charlie Grey and Joseph Peach 2017 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Winners Josie Duncan and Pablo Lafuente are a vocal/guitar duo like no other. Calling the Isle of Lewis and Spain home respectively, its no wonder their music doesn't focus on one place, on one of the many strands of Scotland's web of traditions. They are well traveled, and well versed, in music from across the land. On guitar, and vocals in Gaelic, Scots and English, their music is a round tour, where centuries old ballads meet Gaelic puirt a beul, songs from the mines and cotton mills, as well as some original writing. Josie's voice, crystal clear. With its slight island twang, equally at home in any of these domains. Accompanied by Pablo's dynamic, sensitive guitar playing, they illuminate the lyrics. The music at times sparse and haunting, at others driving and all consuming, leaving audiences stunned. Charlie Grey and Joseph Peach- Scottish fiddle/piano duo. From a largely mellow base, the music rises and falls, slowly building to moments of intensity, breaking away in to powerful improvisation.

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Elephant Sessions

on Sun, 12 Nov 2017 at Canterbury St George's Centre 7:00pm

Recently nominated as Live Act of the Year at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2016, fiery Highland five-piece Elephant Sessions are a musical powerhouse, welding weapons-grade grooves and guitar attack with quicksilver fiddle/mandolin melodies. The group fuses rich folk and trad influences with rock, funk and electronica in an instantly captivating, progressive, visceral blend. Since being named Up and Coming Artist of the Year at the 2014 'Trad Awards, in just a few short years the group have already become renowned for breathtaking live shows throughout the UK and Europe, taking the festival scene well and truly by storm with appearances at Glastonbury, Denmark's Tønder and a sold out headline show at Celtic Connections 2017. The band's critically acclaimed debut album, The Elusive Highland Beauty, amassed wide radio play across BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6, whilst their follow-up - All We Have Is Now - due for release on 19th May is already being touted as one of the most anticipated of 2017. Outstanding levels of innovation and inventiveness FolkWords Immense! Tremendous stage presence and wonderful musicality. Celtic Music Radio Almost definitely the gig of the festival [Celtic Connections] Ticketmaster www.elephantsessions.com www.facebook.com/elephantsessions www.twitter.com/elephantsession www.youtube.com/channel/UCheudiYdppXbdZokCU1Ajvw Tickets £12 online (plus booking fee) £13 offline £14 on the door £6 Students Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start

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Elephant Sessions

on Sun, 12 Nov 2017 at Canterbury St George's Centre 7:00pm

Recently nominated as Live Act of the Year at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2016, fiery Highland five-piece Elephant Sessions are a musical powerhouse, welding weapons-grade grooves and guitar attack with quicksilver fiddle/mandolin melodies. The group fuses rich folk and trad influences with rock, funk and electronica in an instantly captivating, progressive, visceral blend. Since being named Up and Coming Artist of the Year at the 2014 'Trad Awards, in just a few short years the group have already become renowned for breathtaking live shows throughout the UK and Europe, taking the festival scene well and truly by storm with appearances at Glastonbury, Denmark's Tønder and a sold out headline show at Celtic Connections 2017. The band's critically acclaimed debut album, The Elusive Highland Beauty, amassed wide radio play across BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6, whilst their follow-up - All We Have Is Now - due for release on 19th May is already being touted as one of the most anticipated of 2017. Outstanding levels of innovation and inventiveness FolkWords Immense! Tremendous stage presence and wonderful musicality. Celtic Music Radio Almost definitely the gig of the festival [Celtic Connections] Ticketmaster www.elephantsessions.com www.facebook.com/elephantsessions www.twitter.com/elephantsession www.youtube.com/channel/UCheudiYdppXbdZokCU1Ajvw Tickets £12 online (plus booking fee) £13 offline £14 on the door £6 Students Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start

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Martin Simpson

on Sun, 12 Nov 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

There is no doubt that after 45 years as a professional musician Martin is, right now, better than ever. Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. His solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving. There is no-one who has more successfully combined the diverse elements of British, Afro-American and old-timey music than Simpson. His 15 years living in the US were well spent. In addition his own songwriting has produced some real gems, from the truck-stop epic, Love Never Dies to the profoundly moving Never Any Good and "One Day". His career includes collaborations on stage and record with Richard Hawley, Richard Thompson, June Tabor, Kelly Joe Phelps, Jackson Browne, Danny Thompson, Danú, Martin Carthy, Cara Dillon, David Lindley, Roy Bailey, Martin Taylor, David Hidalgo, Steve Miller, Dick Gaughan, Dom Flemons and many more. Martin has been nominated an astounding 27 times in the fifteen years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - more than any other performer - with 9 consecutive years as nominee for Musician of The Year, which he has won twice. 2008 saw an incredible 5 nominations for "Prodigal Son' and 2 wins, whilst in 2010 he had an unprecedented 6 nominations for his CD, "True Stories" and a win for Best Traditional Track, "Sir Patrick Spens". 2012's nominations for Martin include, Best Album for 'Purpose & Grace", Best Traditional Track for "The Lakes Of Ponchartrain" and Best Musician. In 2014 his album, 'Vagrant Stanzas' was nominated for Album Of The Year, but it was a member of The Full English that he collectively took home awards that year, for Best Group and Album Of The Year. 2015 saw him working in a new trio with the wonderful Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr and they also released an album together, 'Murmurs', to wide, critical acclaim. He is currently working on new material for his next solo album, which is due for release in time for his autumn tour. 'Martin is in a class of his own. He is such an expressive player.his clarity of playing is just amazing' - Jackson Browne 'One of the virtuoso instrumentalists of the English music scene. Sounds better than ever' **** 4 Stars - The Guardian 'Martin Simpson has transcended borders and oceans to quietly become a superb storyteller and musician of great depth and unquestionable taste.' - Stephen Fearing

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Martyn Joseph

on Sun, 12 Nov 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Martyn Joseph is as performer like no other. 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, but there are also shades of John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives. Juxtaposition is a key theme in Martyn's work. The simplicity and the complexity of the human condition and all that it encompasses is underpinned with a heady promise of hope. There is a versatility to Martyn's music that is hard to categorise. Many have tried, resulting in labels such as Folk, Rock, Soul, Folk Funk and Americana; all of which somehow miss the mark. But sometimes music doesn't need a defining genre and with the ability to articulate a sense of the bigger picture, Martyn's music and social commentary manage to empower and speak for many. His songs are pictures, and stories, and feelings all put to music and delivered by a master craftsman. 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, with Nancy Kerr, Sam Carter and Maz O'Connor. 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. www.martynjoseph.net

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James Gray Robson & The Lovely Burn

on Sun, 12 Nov 2017 at Durham Empty Shop HQ 4:30pm

Formed in 2015 James Gray Robson & The Lovely Burn are an acoustic folk/old country soul duo who come to Durham's Empty Shop armed with a bunch of intricately crafted songs, which have something of a Ryan Adams feel about them. James' powerful, soul-filled voice which is reminiscent of Jeff Buckley and Chris Burn's tender, atmospheric guitar strike exactly the right balance as evidenced on their most recent release 'Rule For You'. Of their writing process Chris states 'James pens all the lyrics but the songs can start out with a hook or chord progression on guitar. Ultimately those ideas are taken to the attic where we practice and thrash out the structure, changing the chords and embellishing things until we're happy with the sound and tempo. 'I always write from a first person perspective,' James adds. 'I try to get inside the character like Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson or Springsteen, where they write a film within in a song, allowing you to picture everything. That's what I aspire to do.' Darlington-based singer-songwriter, James Gray Robson's EP 'For All It's Worth' and it's a gemstone of acoustic beauty. NE Volume James Gray Robson & The Lovely Burn are troubadours inspired by the troubled, but who present brutal perspectives in a beautiful way - NARC

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Left Lane Cruiser

on Sun, 12 Nov 2017 at Manchester The Deaf Institute 7:30pm

Indiana's trash-blues outfit Left Lane Cruiser is back with an album of high-energy R&B. Claw Machine Wizard is a return to the band's two-man format, and features corky barn burners like Claw Machine Wizard and Booga Chaka, alongside punked-out blues numbers such as Burn Em Brew and High Maintenance. The album even includes a reggae/soul-influenced ballad titled Lay Down, showing that the boys can step out of their comfort zone. Headed by slide guitar extraordinaire Freddy J IV, and backed by drumming machine Pete Dio, Left Lane Cruiser have been making records for over a decade, and along with their music being featured in many hit television series such as Banshee, Breaking Bad and Nashville, they have been receiving critical acclaim across the globe. 'It's so rare to hear music these days that's actually transgressive, in-your-face and unapologetic. You know, just like the blues used to be' Americana Show This is a 14+ show. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Max De Bernardi & Veronica Sbergia

on Sun, 12 Nov 2017 at Southend The Railway Hotel 7:30pm

They're Back and at The Railway! Not to be missed. Good time blues is alive and well and residing in Milan, Italy. A band with a mission Folk & Roots Magazine This was great entertainment and music that put a smile on your face. The audience flocked around the stage enthusiastically lapping up the 'old style blues' pouring from it -Digital Blues 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. Together they represent an irresistible blend of blues, ragtime, vaudeville and Jug band music played using strictly acoustic instruments such ukuleles, washboard, kazoo, acoustic and resophonic guitars. Max & Veronica won the European Blues Challenge 2013, held in Toulouse (FR) in 2013 and were selected in January 2015, for the International Blues Challenge in Memphis (TN). They have toured in Austria, Belgium, USA, France, Switzerland, Hungary, Norway, Spain, Germany, England, Scotland, Poland, Romania, and Italy.

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Said The Maiden

on Sun, 12 Nov 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

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 Hertfordshire. After tentatively performing a few songs at their local Redbourn Folk Club, the group soon gained a great deal of interest on the local and national folk circuit, securing major support and headline slots at folk clubs and festivals around the country. In 2015, they were awarded Bristol Folk Festival's prestigious Isambard Folk Award and in the same year, were voted 'Best Act' by the audience at the Great British Folk Festival's Introducing Stage, consequently returning in 2016 for an appearance on the festival's main stage. 2017 has seen further recognition for Said The Maiden including winning the 2017 Folking Awards 'Rising Star' prize, and an NMG Award nomination for best Acoustic, Country & Folk act. "I like anything these girls do, they mean it! Their harmonies are extraordinary." (Dave Swarbrick) "distinctive voices lacing intricate harmonies through original and traditional songs supremely addictive." (Tim Carroll FolkWords) Their second studio album, 'Here's A Health' is a showcase of the trio's ever-developing yet distinctive and unique sound, featuring their trademark soaring acapella harmonies and fresh new arrangements of traditional songs. However this new release also displays a more diverse collection of material from the trio including a few covers of more modern folk songs, as well as original compositions inspired by their love of the folk tradition. Expect intricate three-part harmonies both acapella and interweaved withbeautiful simplistic instrumentation.

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

on Sun, 12 Nov 2017 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

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

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Joy Dunlop

on Sun, 12 Nov 2017 at Dollar Gibson Hall, Dollar Academy 3:00pm

Joy Dunlop is a Gaelic singer from Argyll who has performed throughout the UK, Europe, Japan, Canada and New Zealand, showcasing Gaelic music and song in a contemporary way that always remains true to its roots. Nominated as Gaelic Singer of the Year 2016, 2011 and 2010, she has also won both the coveted Royal National Mòd Gold Medal and the Oban Times Gold Medal. A fluent Gaelic speaker, Joy presents shows on BBC ALBA and Radio nan Gàidheal. She is also an award winning Scottish stepdancer and is the only person to have won both the Pan Celtic traditional singing and dancing competitions. Joy will be performing a selection of songs in both Scottish Gaelic and English, in addition to exhilarating step dance dance/music collaborations.

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Joy Dunlop

on Sun, 12 Nov 2017 at Dollar Gibson Hall, Dollar Academy 3:00pm

Joy Dunlop is a Gaelic singer from Argyll who has performed throughout the UK, Europe, Japan, Canada and New Zealand, showcasing Gaelic music and song in a contemporary way that always remains true to its roots. Nominated as Gaelic Singer of the Year 2016, 2011 and 2010, she has also won both the coveted Royal National Mòd Gold Medal and the Oban Times Gold Medal. A fluent Gaelic speaker, Joy presents shows on BBC ALBA and Radio nan Gàidheal. She is also an award winning Scottish stepdancer and is the only person to have won both the Pan Celtic traditional singing and dancing competitions. Joy will be performing a selection of songs in both Scottish Gaelic and English, in addition to exhilarating step dance dance/music collaborations.

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The Slocan Ramblers

on Sun, 12 Nov 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 Slocan Ramblers are widely regarded as one of the premier bluegrass bands touring in North America. Although Toronto-based, they long ago gate-crashed the US circuit with barnstorming shows and appearances at major festivals. Well able to keep traditionalists impressed while also gathering a hip young crowd of followers around them, the 'live' shows are entertaining affairs that showcase a huge amount of melodic panache and sizzling musicianship. Last year they won a Best Album nomination in the prestigious Canadian Folk Music Awards. In the UK, R2 magazine said: Bluegrass hardly defines it it's scintillating. Country Music People said the playing was dazzling phenomenal! A band that everyone's talking about (the International Bluegrass Music Association has been saying don't miss them)

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Pete Gow (case Hardin)

on Sun, 12 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 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- UK Americana favourites, Case Hardin are a Clubhouse Records recording artist. Their latest album - 'Colours Simple' has been described as a 'rock masterclass' and was awarded 4/5 stars by Q magazine. Its predecessor - 2011's 'PM' was the same publication's roots Album of the Month. Case Hardin recorded a session for Bob Harris 'Under The Apple Tree' series and Harris has also played their material on his BBC Radio 2 show. 'Pete Gow and Case Hardin are fast carving out a place for themselves in the list of finest UK song writers. Colours Simple is ambitious, headstrong and no holds barred' No Depression 'Pete Gow emerges as one of the UK's most gripping, evocative and under- rated songwriters' Classic Rock Magazine Case Hardin are a powerfully engaging live act and have toured extensively throughout 2016/ 17 promoting 'Colours Simple'. They have performed at the world famous London Palladium and the O2 Arena as part of the C2C Country 2 Country festival, where the band have appeared in three consecutive years (2015, 16, 17) 'Their live show truly is a fearsome beast' R2

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Jody Kruskal At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 12 Nov 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Jody Kruskal is one of the best anglo-concertina players on the planet. An evening with US based Jody is a delight from start to finish. Glorious playing, great songs and a dazzling range of styles from contra dance, old-time, music-hall and ragtime. Jody came to see us just a year ago but he really blew us away and we couldn't wait to get him back. 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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Jody Kruskal At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 12 Nov 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Jody Kruskal is one of the best anglo-concertina players on the planet. An evening with US based Jody is a delight from start to finish. Glorious playing, great songs and a dazzling range of styles from contra dance, old-time, music-hall and ragtime. Jody came to see us just a year ago but he really blew us away and we couldn't wait to get him back. 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 Mississippi Swamp Dogs New Orleans Bar Band

on Sun, 12 Nov 2017 at London Ronnie Scott's 6:30pm

The Ultimate Good Time Bar Band in one of the Ultimate Bars in London! The Swamp Dogs play a fantastic, entertaining night of music from Blues to Soul, from Gospel to Jazz, from funk to Cajun, hell they'll even throw in some Southern Rock!! Come down, dig the vibe and enjoy one of the best nights around! The band hits the stage about 8.15pm, doors open at 6.30pm for drinks and food.

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Flamenco Express @ The Bussey Building With Rocio Leal

on Sun, 12 Nov 2017 at London The Bussey Building 7:30pm

Flamenco Express showcases the widest diversity of flamenco talent north of the Pyrenees Joining La Joaquina and Chris Clavo this month, hot from the Madrid scene, is new face El Halcon. Plus the return of vocal virtuoso Pedro Sanz. El Halcon Hit the scene in 2012 with performances for Alma Sanz, José Moro, and Raquel Villar in 'Madrid.2i2 quartet as soloist and choreographer. Followed by solo roles with El Cortijo, Taiko, and Flamenco Life with José Barrio in Japan, and soloist and choreographer for Spanish Fire Company in China; soloist with Amalagama Flamenco Company,and Embrujo Pedro Fernandez in Madrid. Pedro Sanz Acknowledged heir to the legends of flamenco song, and custodian of its future. A lyrical virtuoso, lifting the audience above pain and care, and the dancer above the stage as if on wings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qbgl2MMgqTU 'Pedro Sanz offered an intense, evocative solo as the Cantaor' VIVIEN SCHWEITZER. New York Times 2008 La Joaquina An uncompromising fireball of flamenco, physically exploring and confronting the contortions and complexities of living. Only capable of total commitment and inspiration. "La Joaquina, tiny, urgent and intense, explored a vast emotional vocabulary, and juxtaposed vulnerability and tenderness with violence and aggression tempestuous beats ... sinewy arms snake angrily and her taut body is totally driven by her feelings. Wild and untameable... - Emma Manning. The Stage Chris Clavo A bewilderingly versatile musician in constant telepathic harmony with his fellow artists and the audience. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. " Staffordshire Post. This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina. Time Out

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Flamenco Express @ The Bussey Building With Rocio Leal

on Sun, 12 Nov 2017 at London The Bussey Building 7:30pm

Flamenco Express showcases the widest diversity of flamenco talent north of the Pyrenees Joining La Joaquina and Chris Clavo this month, hot from the Madrid scene, is new face El Halcon. Plus the return of vocal virtuoso Pedro Sanz. El Halcon Hit the scene in 2012 with performances for Alma Sanz, José Moro, and Raquel Villar in 'Madrid.2i2 quartet as soloist and choreographer. Followed by solo roles with El Cortijo, Taiko, and Flamenco Life with José Barrio in Japan, and soloist and choreographer for Spanish Fire Company in China; soloist with Amalagama Flamenco Company,and Embrujo Pedro Fernandez in Madrid. Pedro Sanz Acknowledged heir to the legends of flamenco song, and custodian of its future. A lyrical virtuoso, lifting the audience above pain and care, and the dancer above the stage as if on wings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qbgl2MMgqTU 'Pedro Sanz offered an intense, evocative solo as the Cantaor' VIVIEN SCHWEITZER. New York Times 2008 La Joaquina An uncompromising fireball of flamenco, physically exploring and confronting the contortions and complexities of living. Only capable of total commitment and inspiration. "La Joaquina, tiny, urgent and intense, explored a vast emotional vocabulary, and juxtaposed vulnerability and tenderness with violence and aggression tempestuous beats ... sinewy arms snake angrily and her taut body is totally driven by her feelings. Wild and untameable... - Emma Manning. The Stage Chris Clavo A bewilderingly versatile musician in constant telepathic harmony with his fellow artists and the audience. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. " Staffordshire Post. This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina. Time Out

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Softlysoftly Presents Nancy Wallace + Scarlet Starlings + David & The Circumstances + Christelle

on Sun, 12 Nov 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. And we're delighted that this month, as a late addition to the bill, we have the amazing folk singer Nancy Wallace who's coming to play for us while she's on a visit to the UK from Canada, where she now lives.... Not to be missed for Nancy alone... NANCY WALLACE A fabulous folk favourite and former member of the Memory Band and the Owl Service- Nancy has been nominated at the BBC Folk Awards for her unique interpretations of traditional songs alongside her own compositions. http://www.nancywallace.co.uk/ SCARLET STARLINGS This family band will have you all tapping your feet and smiling with their harmonies and infectious folky songs. http://www.reverbnation.com/scarletstarlings DAVID AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES A Dutch singer-songwriter - yes it's one person, and not a band - (singing in English) who's making a first visit to SoftlySoftly. https://youtu.be/ylmdSRwXJXY CHRISTELLE And finally, all the way from Brighton, is another SoftlySoftly newbie, singer songwriter Christelle. www.christellemusic.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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An Dha: Celtivation

on Mon, 13 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Traditional and not-so-traditional folk music, original tunes and the tales of the lives two musicians. Join multi-award winning fiddle & cello folk duo An Dhá as they explore and shape the roots of traditional music into their own unique style. Enjoy "gorgeous" airs and "upbeat" reels infused with "jazz-inspired flair" from their new album Celtivation.  lively, fun and entertaining to all Afterdark Magazine A stunning duo BBC Radio Scotland ___________________________________________________________________________ About An Dhá An Dhá are a Fiddle and Cello duo writing and performing folk music that combines styles and genres to explore the boundaries of contemporary folk music. They formed in 2013 at Trinity Laban conservatoire after Violinist Jaya Hanley and Cellist Sarah James visited the Isle of Skye and were entranced by the beauty and music of the Island. Their music has been played on shows including BBC Radio 3's World on 3 and BBC Radio Scotland's Travelling Folk. After winning the London Fiddle Convention Competition in 2016 they went on to win the Celtic Connections 2017 Danny Kyle Open Stage. An Dhá means 'The Two' in Gaelic; two musicians, a Fiddle and a Cello, on a journey exploring life and music together. Their music is about their life and connection together and in November 2017 they took it a step further and got engaged on top of Arthurs Seat in Edinburgh. Celtivation is their second studio album of original and traditional folk music after their 2015 debut album 'Skylines' which was inspired by the beauty of the Isle of Skye in Scotland.

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Dave Ellis And Boo Howard

on Mon, 13 Nov 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Dave Ellis And Boo Howard

on Mon, 13 Nov 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Daniel Gadd Album Launch

on Mon, 13 Nov 2017 at London St Pancras Old Church 7:30pm

Please join talented songwriter Daniel Gadd and special guests at this intimate show inside the St Pancras Old Church to celebrate the release of his album 'As if in a dream I drifted at sea'. 'Recorded by the sea in Kalk Bay, South Africa, on first listen this album had a similar impact on me as Bon Iver's For Emma, Forever Ago: a songwriter isolated among the elements with his memories who emerges with a mesmerising collection of songs.' ★★★★ MOJO 'A skilled lyricist, his music takes on a Dylanesque tone, with a mesmerising focus on the spoken word and a quiet, yet commanding vocal that draws you into every word.' ★★★★ R2 Support will be provided by Jess Bishop and KINDER.

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Amelia White

on Mon, 13 Nov 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. -------- Don't think too much, people is the spoken word snippet that begins the title track of Amelia White's newest album, The Rhythm of the Rain. It's a flippant warning, a half-joke, a sideways call-to-arms that announces a casual subversion threading through these rollicking 9 songs from the opening explosion of summer sunshine, through the heat of lust and addiction, landing with a glance at politics and fate while the window is still wide open, warm breeze blowing in the late afternoon. Amelia White asks us to not take it all so seriously and, at the same time, shows us how critical it all is: love fate, death, grief, politics, which isn't surprising considering White made this record in the four days between her Mother's funeral and her own wedding. The Rhythm of the Rain digs deep. Her well worn smokey pipes deliver a rawness you'd expect from mining that liminal space between grief and joy. 2016 was a good year for Amelia White in the UK, where her last full-length release, Home Sweet Hotel, landed some killer reviews, like a top country pick in the Telegraph (along with Buddy Miller, Bonnie Raitt, and John Moreland.) She played Maverick, Summertyne, and Platform festivals, along with a month of club dates. While touring White stayed in a promoter's attic in York, and reading the news from the US began to write, the songs that would make up Rain. That ocean of separation gave her the necessary distance to comment on the shake-up back home without finger pointing, something that White has always done. No judgement, just sharp observations that lead to emotions. Music City Roots host and journalist Craig Havighurst wrote that her songs each have some fascinating crystalline shape that invites close attention and touch. Rhythm of the Rain is a collection of tunes touched by White's tenure in the UK, and she'll release it Oct. 27th, 2017 (Distribution through Proper Records) as an offering of thanks for feeling embraced just when she needed it. What separates Amelia White from most other songwriters in the Americana genre is her details. Like a short story writer steeped in the gothic humidity of the backroads, White illuminates the ordinary: dyed black hair and ear ring feathers/she's gotta put three kids through school she's sipping on the sly to keep her cool (Little Cloud Over Little Rock). Boy sat on a bus in the only open seat, mittens in one hand and a backpack at his feet (Said It Like A King). There's a catchy melodic laziness to her rock and roll, an afternoon drive in the country, the top down, bare legs up on the dash, singing along to your favorite song: When you feel like a sinking sun, you're not the only one, she sings, on Sinking Sun and you can almost taste the freedom of summer adolescence. The light threads through these songs. Sunshine coming through my window/I found something that I wantedyou she sings to a lover in Super Nova, and later the love turns dark in Sugar Baby. As the album winds to a close, White leaves us with the one-two political punch of True or Not? There's talk in the street that the deal is changing, everybody's on edge, look around and then gently releases us with the hopeful coda, Let The Wind Blow, written with UK darlings, The Worry Dolls. It's a wistful dream: Miles and miles I thought I'd found a place to call home and a hand to hold/I put good money on this one, I don't like to be wrong, I don't like to be wrong. Lifer's. It's how we define musicians called to the stage, living life in hotels, and friend's spare rooms, playing small and large clubs with sticky-floor stages, and microphones that taste of cigarettes. White has had TV and film placements ( most notably Justified ) record deals, cuts by some of the finest artists in the Americana world, but for her the success is in the doing, and there is no choice in the matter. She is a rock and roll soothsayer, an East Nashville Cassandra with an Americana gospel shout thicker than the paper-thin illusion of fame and money. Rhythm of the Rain is a late afternoon storm, a sky on the verge of cracking as wide open as Amelia White's heart. Amy Speace July 2017 Top Country albums of 2016 ( along with Buddy Miller, Bonnie Raitt, Applewood Road) TELEGRAPH Nov. 2016 White's voice has the craggy, jagged grit of Lucinda Williams at her best, but it also has a sweetness that Williams does not possess. Allied to White's gift for melody, some mighty fine playing from her musicians, and songs that can go toe to toe with anyone, and you have an album that even this early, is going to be one of the best of the year. 4/5 * MAVERICK MAG. Feb. 2016 Amelia White is a true storyteller/ songwriter serving up a dark unglamorous slice of Americana her voice is smokey soulful, warm and deep and her songs listen like entries from her diary on the road NO DEPRESSION Feb. 2016 Despite the consistent quality of her work, it's hard to imagine White topping HOME SWEET HOTEL 4/5 * AMERICAN SONGWRITER March 2016

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Martin Simpson

on Mon, 13 Nov 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:00pm

Stop Press! A last minute addition to his 'Trails & Tribulations' tour! We just realised that the Sheffield-based, guitar-maestro doesn't have a home town gig to launch his new album to a local public, so we've very quickly put one in the book! We're delighted that Martin has the date free and can showcase his beautiful new album to us all. We all know Martin well at Bright Phoebus and we all know that he is one of THE BEST finger-style, acoustic guitarists on the planet and that this is an opinion held by many esteemed folk the world over. As well as being a renowned solo performer, he has worked with many brilliant artists in his career, including Richard Hawley, June Tabor, Jackson Browne, Steve Miller, Richard Thompson, Kate Rusby, Martin Taylor, Cara Dillon, Bonnie Rait, Eric Bibb and many more. As a solo performer there are few to rival his intensity and brilliance on stage and in more recent years, his song-writing has come to the fore, winning him a coveted, BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for his song about his father, 'Never Any Good'. In fact he is a multiple Folk Award winner and has been featured on many programmes including Later ... With Jools, BBC Springwatch and The BBC Proms amongst others. His new album, Trails & Tribulations focuses on his love of the natural world and features many new songs as well as some re-workings of traditional favourites. Come and see him perform in Sheffield - it will be a night to remember! Tickets £15 & £13 Doors 7pm Onstage 7:30pm

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Martin Simpson

on Mon, 13 Nov 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:00pm

Stop Press! A last minute addition to his 'Trails & Tribulations' tour! We just realised that the Sheffield-based, guitar-maestro doesn't have a home town gig to launch his new album to a local public, so we've very quickly put one in the book! We're delighted that Martin has the date free and can showcase his beautiful new album to us all. We all know Martin well at Bright Phoebus and we all know that he is one of THE BEST finger-style, acoustic guitarists on the planet and that this is an opinion held by many esteemed folk the world over. As well as being a renowned solo performer, he has worked with many brilliant artists in his career, including Richard Hawley, June Tabor, Jackson Browne, Steve Miller, Richard Thompson, Kate Rusby, Martin Taylor, Cara Dillon, Bonnie Rait, Eric Bibb and many more. As a solo performer there are few to rival his intensity and brilliance on stage and in more recent years, his song-writing has come to the fore, winning him a coveted, BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for his song about his father, 'Never Any Good'. In fact he is a multiple Folk Award winner and has been featured on many programmes including Later ... With Jools, BBC Springwatch and The BBC Proms amongst others. His new album, Trails & Tribulations focuses on his love of the natural world and features many new songs as well as some re-workings of traditional favourites. Come and see him perform in Sheffield - it will be a night to remember! Tickets £15 & £13 Doors 7pm Onstage 7:30pm

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Angel Snow Plays Cafe#9!!

on Mon, 13 Nov 2017 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

Angel Snow is an answer to the question 'Where is Americana heading?' When we first heard her some years back, the quality of the writing was obvious and clearly Alison Krauss agreed when she chose to use three of Angel's songs on her massive 2011 album Paper Airplane, including the fantastic hit 'I Lie Awake'. Angel's brand new album 'Magnetic' (Nettwerk Music Group) is a brave and highly successful weaving together of her traditional, familiar writing style and modern, electronic influences. It is highly appealing cross-over stuff which retains the focus on that incredible voice of hers and will appeal to a broader audience as well as her current roots music fanbase. Ida Wenøe. Amongst a digital mountain range littered with accomplished folk-ish bands and singer-songwriters, it is a rare miracle to come across a cave so rich in jewels as the one beneath Ida Wenøe's ribcage. Clash Magazine's description of her sound as being bewitching acid folk with a deeply personal edge and Paul Lester's comments in The Guardian that she sounds like the young narrator of her own magical-malevolent fantasies perhaps begin to delineate her skills.

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100 Club Tuesday Blues: Big Gilson & Blues Dynamite Featuring Del Bromham

on Tue, 14 Nov 2017 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

100 Club TUESDAY BLUES presents BIG GILSON & BLUES DYNAMITE featuring DEL BROUGHAM + CROW BLACK CHICKEN + Born Healer

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Stray Birds

on Tue, 14 Nov 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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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Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente

on Tue, 14 Nov 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Two of Scotland's hottest duos Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente, and Charlie Grey & Joseph Peach are joining forces for a special double header. Winners and finalists respectively of the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards, it's a unique collaboration, and a gig not to be missed. Here, two very different approaches meet. On songs in English, Scots and Gaelic, guitar, fiddle, and piano, the four create music at times sparse and haunting, at others driving and all consuming, leaving audiences stunned. Beautiful New Music (BBC Radio Scotland Travelling Folk)

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Lady Maisery

on Tue, 14 Nov 2017 at London The Bedford 7:30pm

In an English folk scene currently bursting with bold and innovative folk music, vocal trio Lady Maisery shine brightly. With their unique approach to harmony singing, intelligent and thoughtful arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions, Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan Rheingans harness and celebrate their united voice. Whether unearthing a feminist twist hidden in a traditional tale, delivering a poignant anti-war ballad, or showcasing their immense multi-instrumental talents in original compositions that draw on a myriad of musical influences, Lady Maisery are skilful explorers of the power, beauty and vitality of song. Over the last five years, the trio have toured widely, performing sell-out shows across the UK and Europe. Underpinning every performance are Lady Maisery's distinctive harmonies: sometimes lush and rich, sometimes dark and invigorating, they intertwine with assured precision. The trio are also one of the foremost English proponents of mouth music, or diddling once common in England, and still found across parts of southern and northern Europe, this form of singing without words is a perfect showcase for their sheer musicality. Each also an accomplished instrumentalist, many songs are expertly accompanied by a rich tapestry of Rowan's fiddle, banjo and bansitar, Hazel's harp and concertina and Hannah's accordion and foot percussion

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The Cactus Blossoms

on Tue, 14 Nov 2017 at York The Crescent Community Venue 7:30pm

The Cactus Blossoms bring a new energy and vitality to a classic sound with their blood harmonies and instantly memorable songs they're often compared to the Everly Brothers. Rolling Stone writes, there's no getting around it: You're Dreaming is pretty damn dreamy and Garden & Gun magazine says, the brothers' transcendent harmonies shine throughout and the slippery, spooky guitar work gives You're Dreaming a stamp of authenticity, despite hailing from the frozen tundra of the North Star State.

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Amelia White + Danni Nicholls

on Tue, 14 Nov 2017 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

terrace cred. presents: a double bill highlighting two very different country / roots voices from either side of the Atlantic. Both rising stars - both on the same bill tonight, corralled by our own local double bass player, Scott Warman who will be at hand to assist when required (from Porchlight Smoker, yes - he brought Annie Keating to The Greys, so you know he works only with the best). Amelia White From East Nashville, building a loyal following and critical accolades, at home and in Europe, Amelia White has asked to include The Greys on her autumn UK tour. The UK was good to Amelia last year- her album 'Home Sweet Hotel' was most well received and she played a number of festival dates. 'Rhythm Of The Rain' is a collection of tunes written during her UK tour last year, sharply observed songs commenting, from a distance, on what was unfolding back in the USA and given as 'an offering of thanks for feeling embraced just when she needed it'. Opening with a brief spoken 'Don't think too much, people...', recorded in the four days between her mother's funeral and her own wedding, it digs deep. Amelia's songs are detailed, 'like a short story writer steeped in the gothic humidity of the backroads. White illuminates the ordinary'. 'A rock and roll soothsayer,... her well worn, smokey pipes deliver a rawness you'd expect from mining that liminal space between grief and joy.' 'There's a catchy melodic laziness to her rock and roll, an afternoon drive in the country, the top down, bare legs up on the dash, singing along to your favorite song' (Amy Speace). Top Country albums of 2016 ( along with Buddy Miller, Bonnie Raitt, Applewood Road) TELEGRAPH 'White's voice has the craggy, jagged grit of Lucinda Williams at her best, but it also has a sweetness that Williams does not possess..' 4/5 * MAVERICK MAG 'Amelia White is a true storyteller/ songwriter serving up a dark unglamorous slice of Americana her voice is smokey soulful, warm and deep and her songs listen like entries from her diary on the road' NO DEPRESSION Danni Nicholls From Bedford, rapidly gaining a biiig name for herself, Danni Nichols is enjoying a great year: an Americana Association UK 'Album Of The Year' award nomination for 'Mockingbird Lane', a 28 date UK tour supporting the legendary Shakin' Stevens, a new live album released in association with Vintage TV she has played prestigious festivals, Cambridge Folk and Tønder, Denmark and is now invited to play AmericanaFest, Nashville Danni is steeped in folk, country and rock'n'roll music from her Grandmother's record collection. Having inherited her uncle's 1963 Burns London Shortscale Jazz guitar (rumoured to have belonged to Billy Fury!) at 16, her own songs began to flow. She met bassist/producer Chris Donohue (The Civil Wars, Elvis Costello, Robert Plant) in London whilst he was in the UK playing bass with Emmylou Harris. The pair have now made two critically acclaimed albums together with some of Nashville's finest musicians (including Al Perkins) featuring on the tracks. Touring with her trusty, 'weathered and worn' Tanglewood parlour guitar, Danni's passionate delivery, captivating velvet voice and charmingly engaging between-song banter compel you to fall under her spell. 'I absolutely love the elegance and beauty of her music.' Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 'Sumptuous' UNCUT 'Effortlessly slips from smoky soul, folk-pop and heart-wrenching alt-country, all in a rich voice.' Q Magazine

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The Slocan Ramblers

on Wed, 15 Nov 2017 at Portsmouth The Square Tower 7:15pm

For a bunch of boys from Toronto, the Slocan Ramblers are turning out a piping hot brand of bluegrass that you just may think was cut fresh from a back porch in the Blue Ridge! (Elmore Magazine) Oh yes! Canadian Bluegrass served up by one of the most exciting young bands on the scene at the moment, and we're absolutely thrilled that they're going to be bringing their exciting live show to the historic and beautiful Square Tower! They served their time the bare-knuckles way! Taming the rowdy bars of Toronto and teaching the masses that bluegrass, well played, was something to be loved and savoured! This is a city where audiences don't respond to the clean-cut Nashville sound - the music has got to have dirt caked on its boots and more spit than polish. The Toronto crowd is a tough one to impress, but once you have captured their attention, they get firmly behind you! The Slocan Ramblers tapped into the rough and rowdy heart of the music, blending lightning fast and devilishly intricate instrumentals with sawdust-thick vocals! In no time, they had developed a healthy following as a must-see act! Their 2015 Coffee Creek album won the band respect and broadened out interest on this side of the Atlantic too. As their reputation grew, they won invitations to appear at prestigious US events such as Rockygrass and Merlefest, re-affirming the real, full-depth seal of approval from their peers and the diehards, as well as roots music fans who simply enjoy great music regardless of any labels. This Canadian quartet captures the breadth and depth of bluegrass that bands in the chilly North aspire to. If you've grown tired of the same old sounds, here's a band who reinvents a genre that's growing through many changes of late! (Bluegrass Unlimited) This is roots music without pretension, music intended to make you feel something, music to get you moving in a crowded bar. The Slocan Ramblers recorded Coffee Creek the same way they perform on stage: standing up, leaning into the music, and pushing harder and harder for that edge just beyond. Traditional Album Of The Year Nominee - Canadian Folk Music Awards 2016 Emerging Artist Award - Edmonton Folk Festival Though the Slocan Ramblers might sound like they hail from the rolling hills of Tennessee, they actually come from the West End of Toronto! (The Bluegrass Situation)

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Sally Barker And Vicki Genfan

on Wed, 15 Nov 2017 at Cardiff Norwegian Church,,,,, 7:30pm

The Norwegian Church is delighted to present Sally and Vicki in concert as part of their 'Small Mountain' promotional tour. Don't miss this opportunity to see this amazing cross-cultural duo perform songs from their first album together alongside regular faves from their individual back catalogues. Hope to see you there!

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Mount Eerie

on Wed, 15 Nov 2017 at Leeds Left Bank 7:30pm

In high school in Anacortes Washington in 1996 Phil Elverum started calling his tapes of self-recorded noise and songs The Microphones. Since then he's produced two decades worth of records that span a wide spectrum from studio heavy atmospheric landscaping to simple raw songs. The Microphones project was nourished by and located within the community of artists around K Records in Olympia in the late 90s/early 2000s, and Phil Elverum's musical ideas were clearly the product of the flood of independent music in the NW during those years. After five albums the project was renamed Mount Eerie just as the Microphones were getting some unexpected attention from the widespread acclaim of the Glow pt. 2 (2001). The Mount Eerie recordings got weirder and broader, and Elverum left K Records and began releasing everything himself, ultimately building a self-contained small town operation in Anacortes called P.W. Elverum & Sun. Radical self-sufficiency has been a theme and obsession; all all ages shows and never though a manager or booking agent, always self-recorded, hands on in all details. Mount Eerie's albums have always aimed to push into new territory, both in sound and idea, but the thread of Elverum's voice has remained constant throughout, soft and human amid the wide range of textures and worlds. Often the lyrics have attempted to grapple with big questions, the briefness and the smallness of human life being a running theme. On occasion the music has been called black metal (Wind's Poem, 2009), dream landscape (Clear Moon, 2012), and raw and direct (Lost Wisdom, 2008). The new album, A Crow Looked At Me, sounds closer to the latter; minimal instrumentation, no production, clear and heavy words right up front. The difference here is the subject matter. In 2015 Elverum's wife, the French Canadian cartoonist and musician Geneviève Castrée, was diagnosed with a bad cancer just after giving birth to their first child. She died a year later. Elverum wrote and recored the album throughout the fall of 2016 in the same room where Geneviève died, using mostly her instruments; her guitar, her bass, her pick, her amp, her old family accordion, writing the words on her paper. The songs are about the brutal details of that experience, from the hospitalizations to the grieving, the specific domestic banalities that become existential in the context of such huge and abrupt loss. These songs are not fun. They are pretty and they are deep, and they find a love that prevails beneath the overwhelming and real sorrow. It is unlike anything else in the Mount Eerie catalog in its unvarnished expressions of personal grief, metaphor-free. The writing draws inspiration from Karl Ove Knausgaard, Julie Doiron, Gary Snyder, Sun Kil Moon, and Joanne Kyger (whose poem Night Palace is on the album's cover). The sound was influenced by the spare production of the 1996 Will Oldham album Arise Therefore.

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Big Gilson Featuring Del Bromham

on Wed, 15 Nov 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

When the average fan thinks of hotbeds of the blues, he or she thinks of cities like Chicago, Austin, and Memphis, and even such far-flung outposts as London and Paris. That's all set to change, however, as this red-hot Brazilian, guitarist Big Gilson a TopCat Records artist, is poised to put Rio de Janeiro on the blues map. Big Gilson has released twelve CDs in his native country, honed his chops the last fourteen years gigging on his own (in Brazil, Argentina, Europe and USA) and as the opening act for Johnny Winter, Steve Winwood on his Brazilian tour, Johnny Rivers (70.000 people audience), and twice to the master B.B. King among others. While touring America, and gigging at such clubs as Florida's Bamboo Room, New York's Blue Note, and all over Chi-town, the band wowed such blues gods as Corey Harries, Duke Robillard, Lonnie Brooks, Magic Slim, Ian Parker, Animals, Steve Crooper, Saffire, Walter Wolfman Washington and Buddy Guy, who extended the Boy from Brazil an open invitation to play his Legends Club anytime. ...When I see such a young man so far from America, playing the blues so well, I feel happy and proud that my mission in this life is done B.B. King December 1998.

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Big Gilson Featuring Del Bromham

on Wed, 15 Nov 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

When the average fan thinks of hotbeds of the blues, he or she thinks of cities like Chicago, Austin, and Memphis, and even such far-flung outposts as London and Paris. That's all set to change, however, as this red-hot Brazilian, guitarist Big Gilson a TopCat Records artist, is poised to put Rio de Janeiro on the blues map. Big Gilson has released twelve CDs in his native country, honed his chops the last fourteen years gigging on his own (in Brazil, Argentina, Europe and USA) and as the opening act for Johnny Winter, Steve Winwood on his Brazilian tour, Johnny Rivers (70.000 people audience), and twice to the master B.B. King among others. While touring America, and gigging at such clubs as Florida's Bamboo Room, New York's Blue Note, and all over Chi-town, the band wowed such blues gods as Corey Harries, Duke Robillard, Lonnie Brooks, Magic Slim, Ian Parker, Animals, Steve Crooper, Saffire, Walter Wolfman Washington and Buddy Guy, who extended the Boy from Brazil an open invitation to play his Legends Club anytime. ...When I see such a young man so far from America, playing the blues so well, I feel happy and proud that my mission in this life is done B.B. King December 1998.

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Sam Kelly & Jamie Francis

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

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Stray Birds

on Wed, 15 Nov 2017 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:00pm

The Stray Birds continue on their path to World domination, rapidly becoming one of the hottest bands on the US roots music circuit and now making the same kind of impact much further afield. Known for their song writing, instrumental virtuosity and gorgeous three-part harmony singing, their most cohesive and ambitious album to date, Best Medicine reached the top of the billboard Bluegrass Chart and was in many lists of top albums of 2016. The band hails from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. All are classically-trained musicians who've been making music of all kinds since childhood, however, they were also all raised with a steady diet of music ranging from pioneers like The Carter Family and Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys to the joyous invention of The Beatles and The Band, to the ground-breaking artistry of Jimi Hendrix. (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A LIMITED SEATING SHOW AT THE HARE & HOUNDS)

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New Roots: Vive La Rose

on Wed, 15 Nov 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

The Harrison, Kings Cross, doors open 7.30 pm Nearest tube Kings Cross, 6 minutes walk. Vive-La-Rose, AKA songwriter David Luximon-Herbert and company, hit the stage to showcase tracks from upcoming debut album "For She Who Hangs The Moon". Co-produced with The Duke Spirit's Olly Betts, the new record features string arrangements from Colin Elliot (Richard Hawley/Slow Club), among other notable guests, and expands from intimate solo performances, through delicate brass harmonies, into luscious cinematic soundscapes. The new album follows recent EP Don't Move, Don't' Speak 'Absolutely stunning' ROUGH TRADE www.vivelarosemusic.co.uk www.facebook.com/vivelarosemusic

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Saskia Griffiths-moore

on Wed, 15 Nov 2017 at Epping St. John the Baptist Church 6:45pm

Saskia GM will performing her nu-folk repertoire of originals and classics from the 1960s and 70s along with material from her brand new album 'Night & Day'. "Her pensive and positive songs exhibit a clarity of both thought and expression" Living Tradition Magazine "A fine singer-songwriter, wonderful voice and great guitar playing" Johnny Coppin, BBC Radio Gloucestershire "Her voice is incredibly clear and delightful and in many ways ahead of it's years" Folk Phenomena Opening the evening will be Kirsty Merryn - fresh from touring with Show Of Hands - playing songs from her brand new album 'She & I'. Perfect, poised vocals- Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music

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Eddi Reader

on Wed, 15 Nov 2017 at Wakefield Unity Works 7:30pm

From the traditional to the contemporary, Eddi brings joyous life to all forms of song. Her taste in co-writers, writers, songs and players is impeccable and anything with her name on it is guaranteed musical treasure. Whilst the perfection of her technique is widely acknowledged, what sets Reader apart is the depth and quality of the emotional performance; her ability not only to move the listener but to connect her experience to that of her audience. Her passion and instinct move people in a way reminiscent of those who have influenced her work. Her rare blend of meltingly true vocals and towering romanticism combine with an astute and pragmatic nature to make her a unique and powerful figure in contemporary British music. She has effortlessly developed into one of popular music's most thrilling and affecting performers.

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008. Since then, the duo have toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the UK's biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention, and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work. 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 6music. To celebrate a decade as a duo, Gilmore & Roberts released their first live album 'In Our History - LIVE' in November 2016 - exactly ten years to the day since their first EP release. '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

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The Stray Birds

on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:30pm

Since they last played for us the Stray Birds continued to build their UK fan base 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 Americana UK where they also took the Album of The Year award too. They also won the Song Of The Year award at the International Folk Music Awards with 'Best Medicine'. 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. Seven years, three original records, and some six hundred performances later, the band is best known today for its songwriting, its tight and forthcoming vocal harmony blend and its commitment to an impassioned delivery of original material, both on stage and in the studio. They've been seen from LA to London, sung songs from Dallas to Denmark, and played tunes from New York to New Orleans. Their 2016 Yep Roc Records release 'Magic Fire' was produced by Grammy-winner Larry Campbell and earned much praise, including being named by NPR as one of Folk Alley's Top Ten Records of 2016. With time, their sound has evolved to a palate broader than what it first was on the street corners and in the markets, but this much remains true: The Stray Birds is a band of musicians as subtle and nuanced as they are energetic, a band of writers as blatant and bold as they are coy, and perhaps most importantly, a band of people as friendly and compassionate as they are talented. It's safe to imagine that most who hear their music come back for another listen, time and again.

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Daniel Romano

on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

Prolific Canadian singer/songwriter Daniel Romano will release his seventh solo album Modern Pressure on 19 May 2017 via New West Records. Following his ambitious and genre-spanning full-length Mosey from last year, Modern Pressure was written in observational scrutiny beneath the overcast atmosphere of 2016 and vigorously tackles the present-day heaviness we contain in the jotting bones of our guilty expressions. Vice's music site Noisey premiered the third track from the album recently, calling it 'a dreamy, laid back head-nodder featuring shuffling shakers, jangly tambourine, and ever-present, slinking guitar lines'. 'Roya is a celebration of women,' Romano says of the song. 'Roya is to represent the femininity in nature and the universal She. This is a devotional memoir pertaining to the strength, endurance, spirit, and godlike gravity of our mothers, sisters, lovers and friends.' Of the album, Noisey praises, 'It's sonically spiritual to 2016's Mosey, and shows Romano continuing to sharpen his signature sound, combining elements of retro-tinged rock 'n' roll, country and psychedelia to create a vibrant tapestry of tunes that feel just as at home in 2017 as they might in 1965.' Modern Pressure will be available at all streaming services and for purchase on vinyl, CD, and digital download upon release. Propelled and resourceful as he is prolific, Romano recorded Modern Pressure at a minimalistic cabin in secluded Finnsa?s, Sweden with additional string and horn players being added at Baldwin Street Sound in Toronto, ON. Engineered by long-time collaborator Kenneth Meehan, the fevered pace of work lent itself to the unrestrained and undeviated nature of the songs themselves; songs that fully reflect Romano's expansive songwriting and eclectic arrangements inspired by great pioneers of individuality such as Lee Hazlewood, Leonard Cohen, Serge Gainsbourg, Randy Newman and Bob Dylan. Over the past decade, Romano has gained three Polaris Music Prize nominations and three Juno nominations, as well as been awarded two platinum albums and Juno Awards for his performance, production, and arrangement work with artist City and Colour. His 2015 New West Records debut If I've Only One Time Askin' garnered rave reviews from NPR's Fresh Air, Rolling Stone Country, Mojo, Uncut, Boston Globe, and Exclaim!; and it set the stage for the release of Mosey, which Pitchfork called 'a solid entry in the new-school canon of hybrid country' and The Line of Best Fit named one of The Fifty Best Deep Cuts of 2016. From indie-folk multi-instrumentalist to countrypolitan resurgent to psychedelic rock chameleon, Romano has amassed an impressive list of collaborators including actress Rachel McAdams, The Tragically Hip's Gord Downie, legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith, and trailblazing bands The Constantines and The Sadies.

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Worry Dolls

on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Worry Dolls are an exciting duo born out of the joint talents of multi-instrumentalists Zoe Nicol and Rosie Jones, whose debut album Go Get Gone was released earlier this year. Serendipity brought Zoe and Rosie together at an open mic when they were 18, whilst studying music in Liverpool. Both redheads with guitars, on their chosen path of becoming solo singer songwriters, and both falling under the spell of 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?'. Paired by their teachers for an opportunity to have their songwriting critiqued by Paul McCartney, they were inspired to start co-writing, and could now be described as an almost telepathically linked songwriting force. Discovering a unique chemistry and symbiotic vocal harmony with their voices, they set off together making music as Worry Dolls. It was a new sound, blending the tender urgency of Zoe's Irish-influenced voice with the fiery integrity of Rosie's vocals and rhythmic guitar. Zoe transferred her fingerpicking skills to ukulele, followed by Earl Scruggs-style banjo, motivated by players like Emily Robison (Dixie Chicks) and Winston Marshall (Mumford & Sons).

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Dana & Susan Robinson

on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

These guitar-playing, banjo-frailing, fiddle-sawing, and harmony-singing interpreters of the American rural experience are two of our favourite transatlantic visitors, with their unique blend of original songwriting and old time mountain music. Dana and Susan's musical journey across America never fails to capture the audience's imagination and listeners switch between humour and poignant reflection as the route unfolds.

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Dana & Susan Robinson

on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

These guitar-playing, banjo-frailing, fiddle-sawing, and harmony-singing interpreters of the American rural experience are two of our favourite transatlantic visitors, with their unique blend of original songwriting and old time mountain music. Dana and Susan's musical journey across America never fails to capture the audience's imagination and listeners switch between humour and poignant reflection as the route unfolds.

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Steve Dagleish 'angel To Ancient'

on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 at London The Old Queens Head;'' 7:30pm

'Angel to Ancient' "Utterly lovely, like an angrier Nick Drake" Bob Fischer BBC Tees Determined to burst out from under the weight of his impending 'pensioner' label, London Troubadour Steve Dagleish hosts a special birthday concert. Playing solo, in duos, trios and ultimately with full band, Steve has assembled a diverse line-up of musicians, showcasing their talents across a range of instruments and voices, in new arrangements of his own songs and those by his and their influences. Come and help Steve celebrate this new lease of life! £12 on the door or £10 Earlybird tickets (plus booking fee) from online outlets. "Steve Dagleish is a wonderful, engaging performer who combines all the skills of the best singer songwriters." Trevor Lloyd Songwriters Circle Radio Show, 10 Radio "There was a time when I'd say that a big label should snap him up but in the current climate I'd say he was doing well enough by himself." Dai Jeffries Folking.com "The essential 'man with guitar' album will never go out of style, it's just that some do it so much better than others. To hear how it should be done listen to 'Yours for Eternity' from Steve Dagleish." Tim Carroll FolkWords

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Noble Jacks

on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 at Winchester The Hyde Tavern 8:00pm

NOBLE JACKS are a rip-roaring Alt-Folk band with roof raising energy and whose warm electro-acoustic interactions fuse together with a mixture of upbeat folky footstompin' rhythms and engaging lyricism. The band encompasses heartfelt, yet uptempo songs showcasing fiddle, blues harmonica and big anthem toplines. With a relentless gig schedule, Noble Jacks have been booked up largely by word of mouth and perform a diversity of gigs with their lively set lending itself well to lively bars, clubs and festivals. In 2016 Noble Jacks hit the summer festival circuit hard with shows at Local & Live, Paddle Round the Pier, Beautiful Days, Chidfest, Chagstock, Broadstairs Folk Week and Bestival to name a few!

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Rough Island Band - 'this Island Of Yours...' Tour

on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 at Holt St Chad's Church 7:00pm

A contemporary folk quartet playing original music inspired by the landscapes, people and stories of the Isles of Scilly, Cornwall St Agnes, Isles of Scilly - a tiny scrap of wind-carved rock, gorsey downland and fine sand dropped 28 miles from mainland Cornwall, with a vibrant working community encompassed by the Atlantic Ocean. The Rough Island Band (RIB) sprouted from this precarious speck of soil in 2009 when an island piper whistled in the wind for three musicians in love with the place and its people. Their songs reflect the feeling that a community's history and stories should be set and celebrated in music. Unusually for a Celtic outpost, St Agnes has no surviving indigenous music. Stories of shipwreck and rescue, tunes for dancing and evocations of landscape have been written by RIB in response to an extraordinary place. Incorporating a wide range of instrumental and vocal textures, RIB craft a personal and contemporary sound, firmly rooted in the folk tradition. The individual members bring together a variety of influences and experience: from performing as members of Bellowhead, The Spooky Men's Chorale and the Maddy Prior Trio; to their own solo projects such as The Little Unsaid and Full of Noises; as well as running folk festivals and events across the Scilly Isles and throughout the UK. RIB are: John Elliott, Joe Keelan, Piers Lewin, James Sills. Contributing musician: Giles Lewin. 'This Island of Yours' is RIB's fourth studio album and charts a deeply personal response to the islands. Submissions of poetry, photographs, stories and spoken word have been woven into the fabric of the album by RIB and collated as a physical scrapbook to accompany the recordings. Musically, this is RIB's most ambitious and idiosyncratic to date, expanding their contemporary folk sound with echoes of electronica, jazz and ambient music. Recorded in their home studio on St Agnes over ten days in April 2017, the album captures a tangible sense of place and sense of space. Doors open 7pm Performance starts at 7.30pm Refreshments available at the interval Bring something warm to wear if the weather is cold!

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Merry Hell - An Intimate Concert

on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 at Ruthin AllStyles Music Club 7:15pm

If someone utters the words "folk rock at its very best" you just know they are talking about Merry Hell. This popular Lancashire based band went down a storm when they last visited Ruthin AllStyles back in November 2015. The Wigan born Kettle Brothers: John, Andrew and Bob (guitar, vocals and Mandolin, respectively) plus John's wife Virginia who alternates on lead vocals with Andrew, produce up-beat, uplifting music with catchy lyrics that have you singing along before the song is half through. Their act is rocky and full of fun and humour yet, in true folk tradition, each song has an evocative tale to tell. Many carry a strong underlying message. Protest songs but without the gloom. 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'. A lovely intimate atmosphere, where you will be 'up close and personal' with this fabulous band. There is a separate well stocked bar with fine wines and guest ales. Disabled access and plenty of nearby parking. And if you want to stay over, The Feathers also has beautifully appointed rooms available at very reasonable prices. We are limited to 50 tickets so secure your tickets now. Subsidised Entrance Fee £9 (usual concession for regular members). Please note: Members Concession Tickets are only available when purchased in person on a club night.

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Paul Mosley - Ep Launch

on Thu, 16 Nov 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.... PAUL MOSLEY Singer/songwriter and theatre composer Paul Mosley returns to the Green note to launch his epic new EP 'WINTERTIDE'. Paul will be joined by very special guests Jack Harris and Raevennan Husbandes (Moulettes) playing songs from across his career including his recent critically acclaimed folk opera 'The Butcher', his earliest work with harpist Tom Moth (Florence And The Machine), the snowy folk tales of the new WINTERTIDE EP and his next project coming 2018 'The Loneliest Whale In The World'. Mosley's previous adventures have taken in an Icelandic farmers choir, horror soundtracks, a suite based on bird song and music inspired by kids TV classic 'The Clangers' as well as tours with Shane MacGowan, Jamie Lawson, Eddi Reader and Neko Case. His last project 'The Butcher' an epic folk opera introduced him to a new crowd of young folk musicians and fans with The Quietus calling it 'A darkened folk masterpiece' and Folk Radio UK and Resonance.fm both making it an album of the year. 'What a voice' Jools Holland 'This is great modern folk writing' **** R2 Magazine 'A Darkened folk masterpiece' **** The Quietus 'Disturbing/excellent ****' Q Magazine 'Wonderful.. these songs really do soar' **** Americana UK 'He is not just good, he is magnificent' ***** F.A.M.E. 'Wonderful, the perfect record' **** FATEA Support this evening comes from ROBIN ELLIOTT. A key player in the London folk scene, Elliott's songs have neen performed by Radio 2 Folk Award winner Ben Walker, Samantha Whates, and Sophie Jamieson amongst others. His work has featured in the feature film A Very British Gangster and on Channel 4's much respected Cutting Edge series. ------------------------------------------------------------ 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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Soundbox Presents Gilmore & Roberts

on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 at Chester The Lock Keeper 7:30pm

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Blue Rose Code In Concert

on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

BIOG '...AND LO! THE BIRD IS ON THE WING' is the new album from the acclaimed Scottish songwriter, Blue Rose Code (Ross Wilson). Previewed to a sold out theatre at 2016's Celtic Connections and released on 4th March, supported by a UK and European tour. Recorded at Gran's House Studio in the Scottish Borders and written between the Shetland Isles and rural Dorset, '...AND LO! THE BIRD IS ON THE WING' features the finest Scottish Jazz and Folk musicians, Nashville Gospel singers, The McCrary Sisters, British music legend Danny Thompson and Hollywood A-lister, none other than Ewan McGregor. Of the new record, Wilson says, "It's an album for music fans and musicians, a challenging record. "I'm passionate about that fusion of folk and jazz and where it intersects with songwriting. Working with these musicians has been a game-changer. I may have cut my throat because there's not really a single on here but, this is the album that I've written and it's just as I wished it to be." In the space of only a short few years and two stellar albums, Blue Rose Code, Edinburgh-born Ross Wilson, has gone from song-writing in the obscurity of an East London flat to being celebrated by the industry and fans alike as a legacy artist whose work stands alone. As BBC Radio 3 broadcaster Mary-Anne Kennedy said recently, Blue Rose Code is one of those rare artists whose work makes you sit up and listen. The Ballads Of Peckham Rye, Blue Rose Code's second record, was nominated for the prestigious Scottish Album Of The Year Awards in 2014 and featured a roll-call of remarkable talent, including Danny Thompson, Karine Polwart, John Wetton, Aidan O'Rourke and Kathryn Williams. 'GRATEFUL', the first single from the new album was released at the end of 2015 and was playlisted on BBC Radio Scotland for a full five weeks. Truly remarkable for an act without the backing of a label or a heavy management deal. Further praise has come from the most unexpected of quarters in Hollywood A-lister, Ewan McGregor. Ewan explained, My uncle Denis Lawson, (star of Local Hero) gave me a copy of The Ballads Of Peckham Rye, it's beautiful and I can't stop listening to it. Performing live he is stunning, and this reputation led Edith Bowman to personally ask Ross to perform on the launch show of BBC At The Quay with Texas and Stornoway. Edith described Ross' performance with a nine-piece band, including guest Karine Polwart, as truly special and beautiful.

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Roving Crows

on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Powerful Celtic undertones and intoxicating tribal rhythms. Roving Crows push the boundaries of the Celtic Folk genre and play with genuine passion, energy and soul a must see live act. A vibrant mix of Celtic-inspired fiddle alongside original and intelligent lyrics backed by pounding, tribal and electronica infused dance grooves; the band comprises fiddle, electric and acoustic guitar, electric 5 and 6 string bass, pumping bongo percussion rhythms and vocals. As well as almost constant national touring, the band has released 2 albums and 2 EPs since their launch in 2009. The most recent album 'Deliberate Distractions' received 4* reviews in the Financial Times and R2 Magazine amongst many more. They are set to release their upcoming album 'Bury Me Naked' at the Gloucester Guildhall in April 2017 with full PR support from Jane Brace. "Great party music...I love that band" Paul O'Grady, BBC Really individual Celtic folk rock group Mike Harding, BBC The next folk super group in waiting, Nancy Dunham, folking.com AWARDS: International Artist of the Year Finalist Australian Celtic Music Awards 2016 Band of the Year - FATEA Music Awards 2014 Best Live Act Spiral Earth Music Awards 2014 Best Folk Act - Exposure Music Awards 2012 www.rovingcrows.com www.facebook.com/rovingcrows www.youtube.com/therovingcrows http://twitter.com/rovingcrows

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Ciircus Street + Support

on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

Nominated by Alt-Reading as one of the Sounds of 2017, Reading based Ciircus Street are the combined musical ambitions of the fresh faced duo of Jim Crowder and Sam Brett, who together write music to showcase their harmonising and unique vocals with foot-tapping melodies and instrumentals. Since their formation they have gigged across the country at venues such as the infamous Ronnie Scott's and Barfly in London, as well as hometown performances at the Are You Listening and Here Comes The Sun festivals respectively. We look forward to the anticipated release of their debut EP this year, and many more well deserved opportunities awaiting the humble duo. As previous solo artists and friends, Sam and Jim decided to form the band after a series of coincidental events lead the two to attend a concert together in Oxford. On the way to the concert they noticed a street name which they thought would make a good band name, and after a few drinks the two decided to combine their talents and form Ciircus Street, marking the beginning of their music career as a duo. As well as numerous gigs, Ciircus Street has also featured on BBC introducing and worked with Oak Sessions to release various videos and live work. The band, including guitarist Mikey Gee, bassist Rory Evans and drummer Stuart Holley, will be releasing their debut EP in early 2017 and continue to gig across the country. For more info on Ciircus Street go to http://ciircusstreet.com

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Ciircus Street + Support

on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

Nominated by Alt-Reading as one of the Sounds of 2017, Reading based Ciircus Street are the combined musical ambitions of the fresh faced duo of Jim Crowder and Sam Brett, who together write music to showcase their harmonising and unique vocals with foot-tapping melodies and instrumentals. Since their formation they have gigged across the country at venues such as the infamous Ronnie Scott's and Barfly in London, as well as hometown performances at the Are You Listening and Here Comes The Sun festivals respectively. We look forward to the anticipated release of their debut EP this year, and many more well deserved opportunities awaiting the humble duo. As previous solo artists and friends, Sam and Jim decided to form the band after a series of coincidental events lead the two to attend a concert together in Oxford. On the way to the concert they noticed a street name which they thought would make a good band name, and after a few drinks the two decided to combine their talents and form Ciircus Street, marking the beginning of their music career as a duo. As well as numerous gigs, Ciircus Street has also featured on BBC introducing and worked with Oak Sessions to release various videos and live work. The band, including guitarist Mikey Gee, bassist Rory Evans and drummer Stuart Holley, will be releasing their debut EP in early 2017 and continue to gig across the country. For more info on Ciircus Street go to http://ciircusstreet.com

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Megson

on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 at Firbeck Village Hall 7:00pm

Megson are husband and wife duo Debs and Stu Hanna and bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. They have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. 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. 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.. "If you don't like this music you have a problem" froots magazine. A must see at Firbeck on their 2017 tour don't miss them. Doors at 7.00pm for 7.30pm start. Refreshments available, bring your own alcoholic drinks or the Black Lion pub is opposite.

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Jez Lowe & Kate Bramley

on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

An evening of musical delight with the master songsmith Jez Lowe and his partner Kate Bramley, a long serving Bad Penny. Jez, and his music, is loved widely and we love how he and Kate bounce off each other musically and with humourous chat between song. Support is by Les Wild a local performer who sings a wonderful mix of songs by well known songwriters, like Anthony John Clarke.

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Grace Petrie

on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 at Bristol Frenchay Village Hall 7:30pm

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Grace Petrie

on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 at Bristol Frenchay Village Hall 7:30pm

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Dana & Susan Robinson

on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 at Sedgefield The Manor House 6:30pm

DANA AND SUSAN ROBINSON ORIGINAL | TRADITIONAL | FOLK | AMERICANA | OLDTIME Fiddle tunes, earthy grooves, elegant melodies and rich harmonies www.robinsongs.com Dana and Susan Robinson are two guitar-playing, banjo-frailing, fiddle-sawing and harmony-singing interpreters of the American experience. Their unique blend of contemporary songwriting and traditional Appalachian music brings to their performances a deep understanding of America's musical heritage. Dirty Linen magazine said, Many songwriters such as Bruce Springsteen or John Mellencamp have been heralded as modern day Woody Guthries or keepers of the American rural spirit, but that mantle might be better entrusted to musicians like Dana Robinson who embody both the heart and soul of folk music. ...have long been one of my favourite American roots duos, their old-timey music I think, is absolutely superb...great stuff. Mike Harding Dana & Susan Robinson display the kind of authority and confidence you hear only from people who are not only excellent musicians but are thoroughly rooted in and proud of their own tradition. You can't really ask for more than that. Shreds & Patches Since 1994 Dana has released ten critically acclaimed albums working with such producers as Grammy-award winning Bil VornDick and Pete Sutherland. Dana and Susan's last two CDs, American Hornpipe and Big Mystery, went to number one and number three respectively on the Folk DJ charts with two top ten singles. Their latest recording The Angel's Share is a distillation of traditional and contemporary folk and its spare instrumentation allows the Robinsons' rich vocals and stories to rise above the mix. Made without a rhythm section, the record represents a conscious move toward simplicity.

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Lady Maisery

on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

In an English folk scene currently bursting with bold and innovative folk music, vocal trio Lady Maisery shine brightly. With their unique approach to harmony singing, intelligent and thoughtful arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions, Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan Rheingans harness and celebrate their united voice. Whether unearthing a feminist twist hidden in a traditional tale, delivering a poignant anti-war ballad, or showcasing their immense multi-instrumental talents in original compositions that draw on a myriad of musical influences, Lady Maisery are skilful explorers of the power, beauty and vitality of song. Over the last five years, the trio have toured widely, performing sell-out shows across the UK and Europe. Underpinning every performance are Lady Maisery's distinctive harmonies: sometimes lush and rich, sometimes dark and invigorating, they intertwine with assured precision. Each also an accomplished instrumentalist, many songs are expertly accompanied by a rich tapestry of Rowan's fiddle, banjo and bansitar, Hazel's harp and concertina and Hannah's accordion and foot percussion. Since the release of their debut album in 2011, 'Weave and Spin' (named Album of the Week by the Independent), Lady Maisery have attracted substantial attention, including being nominated for the Horizon Award at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and regularly appearing live on national radio. Their much anticipated third album Cycle was released in October 2016 with a sell-out 23 date tour and more rave reviews from the national press. The Guardian called it 'some of the most exquisite, thrilling vocal harmony work in the English folk scene'.

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Kit Hawes And Aaron Catlow

on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Best known as the virtuoso guitar and fiddle players from the band Sheelanagig, Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow draw on their many influences to created unique arrangements of traditional music, as well as their own compositions. The live show is a musical journey through Europe, America and beyond, combining dazzling playing with a fine sense of musicality and showmanship. Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow's debut album 'The Fox' has been received with critical acclaim. It explores the relationship between fiddle, guitar and voice, using the fertile ground of the traditional music of the British Isles as its starting point. The product of decades of musical experience, the track listing combines self penned tunes and folk tales, all intricately arranged and heartfelt.

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Findlay Napier

on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Three great acts play at the bookshop. Details soon!

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Jim White

on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 at Sheffield The Hubs;'' 7:30pm

Jim White gets around. When he's not releasing his own critically acclaimed solo albums he splits time producing records for other songwriters, exhibiting his visual art in galleries and museums across the US and Europe and publishing award winning fiction. UK fans may recognize White as the narrator and defacto tour guide for the award winning BBC documentary, Searching for the Wrong Eyed Jesus, a road movie set in the rural South, which the LA Times described as Decidedly strange, delightfully demented.

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Jim White

on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 at Sheffield The Hubs;'' 7:30pm

Jim White gets around. When he's not releasing his own critically acclaimed solo albums he splits time producing records for other songwriters, exhibiting his visual art in galleries and museums across the US and Europe and publishing award winning fiction. UK fans may recognize White as the narrator and defacto tour guide for the award winning BBC documentary, Searching for the Wrong Eyed Jesus, a road movie set in the rural South, which the LA Times described as Decidedly strange, delightfully demented.

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Methera

on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Methera is a unique ensemble: a string quartet with its roots firmly planted in English traditional music. Their national tours, BBC Radio 3 broadcasts and collaborations have helped establish their reputation as a scintillating live act; their music is both groundbreaking and familiar, enchanting and thrilling ,sophisticated and earthy. During their ten years together they have also released three albums and provided the soundtrack for the film "Morris: A Life with Bells On". Lucy Deakin (cello), John Dipper and Emma Reid (fiddles) and Miranda Rutter (viola) combine a considerable knowledge of traditional music with a deep sense of musical interaction. Lovers of both folk and classical music will revel in this innovative and perfectly paced traditional music enhanced by the textures of a string quartet.

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Methera

on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Methera is a unique ensemble: a string quartet with its roots firmly planted in English traditional music. Their national tours, BBC Radio 3 broadcasts and collaborations have helped establish their reputation as a scintillating live act; their music is both groundbreaking and familiar, enchanting and thrilling ,sophisticated and earthy. During their ten years together they have also released three albums and provided the soundtrack for the film "Morris: A Life with Bells On". Lucy Deakin (cello), John Dipper and Emma Reid (fiddles) and Miranda Rutter (viola) combine a considerable knowledge of traditional music with a deep sense of musical interaction. Lovers of both folk and classical music will revel in this innovative and perfectly paced traditional music enhanced by the textures of a string quartet.

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The Travelling Band

on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 at Manchester The Deaf Institute 7:00pm

The Travelling Band, best placed as Mancunian Americana, have released three critically lauded previous albums Under the Pavement (2008), Screaming is Something (2011) and The Big Defreeze (2014) and have performed at festivals such as Glastonbury (Other Stage/Park/Acoustic), Cropredy, Green Man, Festival No.6, Kendal Calling, End of the Road and Beautiful Days and spent much of 2016 touring the UK and Europe as Lissie's backing band. The core trio of Adam Gorman, Jo Dudderidge and Nick Vaal have been joined recently by Harry Fausing Smith (sax, violin, clarinet) and Sam Quinn (bass) after the departure of original members Mugger (guitar) and Spenny (bass). The line up is augmented by Chris Hillman (guitar and pedal steel) on their energetic live shows, which feature the dual lead vocals of Adam and Jo. The band have now announced their forthcoming album, SAILS, due 25 August 2017 via Sideways Saloon Records/Kartel. The first taste of SAILS comes in the shape of the single, Into The Water, which serves as an introduction to a new, more expansive approach from the Manchester five-piece. 'They produce an inventive brand of guitar-laden cosmic aesthetic and sprinkles of trademark Manchester's musical lineage' Clash 'It's all here passionate yet delicate vocals, deep forceful drumming, jangly guitar, fluctuating strings everything you could ask for from a song that oozes summer' The 405 Age restriction: 14+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Blackberries & Bandages

on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 at Exeter Cygnet Theatre 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7:30pm, SHOW STARTS AT 8.00pm Songs that tell the story of Devon's Home Front in WW1 Featuring singers and players from Wren Music's Voices in Common Choirs & Rough Music

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Amelia White

on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 at Winchester The Hyde Tavern 8:00am

Amelia White The Rhythm of the Rain Don't think too much, people is the spoken word snippet that begins the title track of Amelia White's newest album, The Rhythm of the Rain. It's a flippant warning, a half-joke, a sideways call-to-arms that announces a casual subversion threading through these rollicking 9 songs from the opening explosion of summer sunshine, through the heat of lust and addiction, landing with a glance at politics and fate while the window is still wide open, warm breeze blowing in the late afternoon. Amelia White asks us to not take it all so seriously and, at the same time, shows us how critical it all is: love fate, death, grief, politics, which isn't surprising considering White made this record in the four days between her Mother's funeral and her own wedding. The Rhythm of the Rain digs deep. Her well worn smokey pipes deliver a rawness you'd expect from mining that liminal space between grief and joy. 2016 was a good year for Amelia White in the UK, where her last full-length release, Home Sweet Hotel, landed some killer reviews, like a top country pick in the Telegraph (along with Buddy Miller, Bonnie Raitt, and John Moreland.) She played Maverick, Summertyne, and Platform festivals, along with a month of club dates. While touring White stayed in a promoter's attic in York, and reading the news from the US began to write, the songs that would make up Rain. That ocean of separation gave her the necessary distance to comment on the shake-up back home without finger pointing, something that White has always done. No judgement, just sharp observations that lead to emotions. Music City Roots host and journalist Craig Havighurst wrote that her songs each have some fascinating crystalline shape that invites close attention and touch. Rhythm of the Rain is a collection of tunes touched by White's tenure in the UK, and she'll release it Oct. 27th, 2017 (Distribution through Proper Records) as an offering of thanks for feeling embraced just when she needed it. What separates Amelia White from most other songwriters in the Americana genre is her details. Like a short story writer steeped in the gothic humidity of the backroads, White illuminates the ordinary: dyed black hair and ear ring feathers/she's gotta put three kids through school she's sipping on the sly to keep her cool (Little Cloud Over Little Rock). Boy sat on a bus in the only open seat, mittens in one hand and a backpack at his feet (Said It Like A King). There's a catchy melodic laziness to her rock and roll, an afternoon drive in the country, the top down, bare legs up on the dash, singing along to your favorite song: When you feel like a sinking sun, you're not the only one, she sings, on Sinking Sun and you can almost taste the freedom of summer adolescence. The light threads through these songs. Sunshine coming through my window/I found something that I wantedyou she sings to a lover in Super Nova, and later the love turns dark in Sugar Baby. As the album winds to a close, White leaves us with the one-two political punch of True or Not? There's talk in the street that the deal is changing, everybody's on edge, look around and then gently releases us with the hopeful coda, Let The Wind Blow, written with UK darlings, The Worry Dolls. It's a wistful dream: Miles and miles I thought I'd found a place to call home and a hand to hold/I put good money on this one, I don't like to be wrong, I don't like to be wrong. Lifer's. It's how we define musicians called to the stage, living life in hotels, and friend's spare rooms, playing small and large clubs with sticky-floor stages, and microphones that taste of cigarettes. White has had TV and film placements ( most notably Justified ) record deals, cuts by some of the finest artists in the Americana world, but for her the success is in the doing, and there is no choice in the matter. She is a rock and roll soothsayer, an East Nashville Cassandra with an Americana gospel shout thicker than the paper-thin illusion of fame and money. Rhythm of the Rain is a late afternoon storm, a sky on the verge of cracking as wide open as Amelia White's heart. Amy Speace July 2017 Top Country albums of 2016 ( along with Buddy Miller, Bonnie Raitt, Applewood Road) TELEGRAPH Nov. 2016 White's voice has the craggy, jagged grit of Lucinda Williams at her best, but it also has a sweetness that Williams does not possess. Allied to White's gift for melody, some mighty fine playing from her musicians, and songs that can go toe to toe with anyone, and you have an album that even this early, is going to be one of the best of the year. 4/5 * MAVERICK MAG. Feb. 2016 Amelia White is a true storyteller/ songwriter serving up a dark unglamorous slice of Americana her voice is smokey soulful, warm and deep and her songs listen like entries from her diary on the road NO DEPRESSION Feb. 2016 Despite the consistent quality of her work, it's hard to imagine White topping HOME SWEET HOTEL 4/5 * AMERICAN SONGWRITER March 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0o9fuz5PS0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7_xU1fbyJY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMmAWWZWJoo

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Melrose Quartet

on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 at Somerton Meadway Hall 7:30pm

Bar: Local Beer, wine and soft drinks

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Cp Lee

on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 at Sheffield The Dorothy Pax 8:00pm

After his knock out performance, with Bruce Barthol, at the Hallamshire House, The Honey Bees welcome back this eclectic and anarchic former front man of art-rock punkers 'Albertos Y Los Trios Paranoioas' http://cplee.co.uk/

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Dan Donnelly + Jon Sevink + Rev Hammer

on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 at Plymouth White Thorn Inn 8:00pm

This is rare opportunity to see Dan Donnelly (The Wonder Stuff and solo work) Jon Sevink (Levellers) and Rev Hammer (Levellers acoustic and solo work) playing together. This is the only gig in Dan and Jon's tour being joined by Rev and promises a great night of top tunes and banter. ​The venue comes with excellent credentials as it is the new pub and venue recently taken on by lead singer and founder member of Mad Dog Mcrea, Michael Mathieson. The pub specialises in real ales and of course Guiness.

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The Solid Air Band

on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 at Liverpool Blackburne House Café Bar 7:00pm

The Solid Air Band is a tribute to John Martyn, a much-missed performer and one of the most innovative singer-songwriters of his generation who, on his untimely passing, left an unrivalled catalogue of music. The Solid Air Band creates a vibe-alike live experience using Liverpool based musicians. The band brings together a wide variety of musical styles from folk/acoustic to jazz and rock to funk via nouveau jazz/blues. The result is an atmospheric and spontaneous experience that has been described as 'a great sound and a real tribute to the spirit of the big man'. The awarding winning Blackburne House Café Bar is situated in Liverpool's famous Hope Street Quarter, close to the city centre. The Café Bar prides itself on serving a creative and inspirational range of international dishes made using the finest locally sourced ingredients and offers an excellent value for money pre theatre (or gig) menu of just £11.95 for two courses, served before the gig between 6pm-8pm On stage 8pmish finish 10.30pmish tickets £7 on the door

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Edwina Hayes And Flossie Malavialle

on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 at Cherry Burton Village Hall 7:30pm

Edwina and Flossie play their own sets, plus a little collaboration! Great music, and stage presence to die for!

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The Men They Couldn't Hang

on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 at Lewes The Con Club 7:30pm

The Men They Couldn't Hang came together in 1984 to perform at the alternative music festival in Camden town alongside the legendary Pogues and the Boot Hill Foot-Tappers. Paul Simmonds, Philip 'Swill' Odgers and his brother Jon, veterans of the Southampton based pop-punk band 'Catch 22', met Pogues roadie Stefan Cush whilst busking in Shepherds Bush in London. Their early line up was Stefan Cush (Vocals, Guitar), Philip Odgers (Vocals, Guitar, Tin Whistle, and Melodica), Paul Simmonds (Guitar, Bouzouki, and Keyboards), Jon Odgers (Drums, Percussion) and Shanne Bradley (Bass). Championed by the late John Peel their first single, a cover of Eric Bogle's 'Green Fields of France' (1984), became a big hit on the UK Indie charts and a staple of Peel's festive 50. It then appeared on their first album, "Night of a Thousand Candles", which was released in 1985. The album also includes the singles 'Ironmasters' and 'Greenback Dollar''/'Night to Remember'.  Signing for MCA the following year, they recorded their second album, "How Green Is the Valley", produced by Mick Glossop.  Included on this album are the singles 'Gold Rush', 'Shirt of Blue' and 'Ghosts of Cable Street'. In 1987 Shanne Bradley left the band and was replaced by Ricky McGuire, famous for touring with punk legends the UK Subs at the tender age of 17. With their third release in 1988, "Waiting for Bonaparte", The Men They Couldn't Hang were starting to achieve recognition across Europe for their political comment and raucous live shows. One year later, they followed up the success of "Waiting for Bonaparte" with their fourth album, "Silvertown". In 1989 they played to over 250,000 people in Estonia as communism started to crumble and followed this with an unforgettable Reading Festival appearance.  At the height of their career, TMTCH recorded the brilliant "Domino Club" (1990) produced by Pat Collier however, this was to be their last studio album for a while as in early 1991, after a blistering farewell tour the band called it a day. The split didn't last long as the band were invited by Vince Power to appear at his 10th anniversary celebrations for the Mean Fiddler venue in London and the band performed occasional gigs including a fantastic 2 ½ hour 10th anniversary gig of their own in 1994. By 1996 much to the delight of their fans, TMTCH reunited permanently. They returned with a new power and excitement to their music. "Never Born to Follow" is an excellent work which includes the single, 'The Eye'. Shortly after this, they released the "Six Pack EP" (1997), followed by their 'Best Of' collections, "Majestic Grill" and "The Mud, The Blood And The Beer" (both 1998). In 2003 the band released the self-produced album The Cherry Red Jukebox" to much critical acclaim and this was followed by the Pat Collier produced Devil on the Wind in 2009 featuring long-time associate Bobby Valentino on fiddle and introducing Tom Spencer of the YoYos and the Loyalties fame, son of musician and author the late John B Spencer on banjo. The band spent much of 2010 and 11 touring this across the U.K. and Europe including festival appearances alongside The Levellers and headlining a roots festival in Slovenia.  The year 2012 saw the release of an album from Stefan Cush's new band, the Feral Family and Paul Simmonds was recording and touring with roots singer Naomi Bedford as well as numerous live dates for TMTCH. The latter including appearances at Mike Peter's The Gathering, and festival appearances alongside Billy Bragg and Adam Ant to name but a few. They headlined the 10th anniversary commemoration of Joe Strummer's Acton Town Hall show which also featured a special guest appearance by Hard Fi.  March 2013 saw the release of Phil (Swill) Odgers highly anticipated solo album produced by the legendary Mick Glossop, the album "The Godforsaken Voyage" includes guest appearances from Australian folkrockers Weddings, Parties Anything as well as home grown talent such as John Jones (Oysterband) and folk royalty Eliza Carthy. The album has received glowing reviews and has become an Amazon and iTunes hit. A Vinyl version with extra track is planned for the summer. On the exact day of release of "The Godforsaken Voyage", The Men They Couldn't Hang joined Stiff Little Fingers for 3 weeks on their UK tour. Tom Spencer now switching to guitar duties, allowing Paul Simmonds the freedom to switch between Mandolin and Bouzouki. This combined with several Festivals appearances in UK and German act as which a great prelude to TMTCH's 30th anniversary in 2014 for which the band are busy writing new material right now.  Later in 2013 the band will launch a 'Pledge' campaign to enable fans to not only buy unique recordings in advance of the album but also to help shape the final end product.

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Clive Gregson

on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 at Water Yeat Village Hall 7:30pm

Water Yeat Presents Clive Gregson at 8pm Cabaret style seating-bring your own tipples & treats. Find us off the A5084 to Coniston: Sat .Nav. post code LA12 8DJ Clive is an accomplished singer,musician and record producer. His solo albums feature an eclectic mix of pop & folk styles. 2017 will see release of a CD of brand new Gregsongs, recorded with occasional singing partner, Liz Simcock, plus live shows in support. Clearly, there's no sign of Clive slowing down just yet... Show Starts 8pm.

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Gilmore And Roberts

on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 at Sutton Benger 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 6music. Produced by Mark Tucker and featuring Matt Downer (Jamie Smith's Mabon), Phil Henry (Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin) and James 'Hutch' Hutchinson (Bonnie Raitt), Conflict Tourism packs a considered punch from start to finish. In 2016, the duo marked a decade of performing together with their first live album, released ten years to the day since their first EP launch. Limited to one thousand hand-numbered copies and recorded on the duo's 2016 spring tour, In Our History LIVE is available exclusively at shows and from gilmoreroberts.co.uk/shop. Katriona Gilmore grew up in Knebworth, Hertfordshire, learned violin at school and started playing local folk clubs with her guitarist father at the age of 14. She joined folk pop sensations Tiny Tin Lady in 2006, and in 2011 was invited to be part of a new lineup of The Albion Band. Katriona has featured on many acclaimed albums as a session musician and has appeared onstage with such diverse acts as The Troggs, Kim Richey and Matt Berry. Jamie Roberts was brought up in Barnsley, South Yorkshire in a musical family his sister Kathryn Roberts is a well-respected singer on the UK folk scene. Jamie joined young English traditionalists Kerfuffle in 2007 and more recently formed The Dovetail Trio with Rosie Hood and Matt Quinn. Alongside his regular projects, he has performed with Nancy Kerr's Sweet Visitor Band and Blackbeard's Tea Party amongst others. '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

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Martyn Joseph

on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 at Hutton Rudby Village Hall 7:30pm

Martyn Joseph is as performer like no other. 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, but there are also shades of John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives. Juxtaposition is a key theme in Martyn's work. The simplicity and the complexity of the human condition and all that it encompasses is underpinned with a heady promise of hope. There is a versatility to Martyn's music that is hard to categorise. Many have tried, resulting in labels such as Folk, Rock, Soul, Folk Funk and Americana; all of which somehow miss the mark. But sometimes music doesn't need a defining genre and with the ability to articulate a sense of the bigger picture, Martyn's music and social commentary manage to empower and speak for many. His songs are pictures, and stories, and feelings all put to music and delivered by a master craftsman. 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, with Nancy Kerr, Sam Carter and Maz O'Connor. 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. www.martynjoseph.net VIDEOS I Searched for You https://youtu.be/tIVA5_k6rfo Nye Song for the NHS https://youtu.be/8IBmmXn1QwM Her Name IS Rose https://youtu.be/pCo7SnZsTZ8 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

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Elephant Sessions (start Time 8pm)

on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Recently nominated as Live Act of the Year at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2016, fiery Highland five-piece Elephant Sessions fuse rich folk and trad influences with rock, funk and electronica in an instantly captivating and visceral blend. Since being named Up and Coming Artist of the Year at the 2014 Trad Awards, the group have become renowned for breathtaking live shows throughout the UK and Europe, taking the festival scene by storm with appearances at Glastonbury, Denmark's Tønder and a sold out headline show at Celtic Connections 2017.

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Elephant Sessions (start Time 8pm)

on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Recently nominated as Live Act of the Year at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2016, fiery Highland five-piece Elephant Sessions fuse rich folk and trad influences with rock, funk and electronica in an instantly captivating and visceral blend. Since being named Up and Coming Artist of the Year at the 2014 Trad Awards, the group have become renowned for breathtaking live shows throughout the UK and Europe, taking the festival scene by storm with appearances at Glastonbury, Denmark's Tønder and a sold out headline show at Celtic Connections 2017.

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Elephant Sessions (start Time 8pm)

on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Recently nominated as Live Act of the Year at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2016, fiery Highland five-piece Elephant Sessions fuse rich folk and trad influences with rock, funk and electronica in an instantly captivating and visceral blend. Since being named Up and Coming Artist of the Year at the 2014 Trad Awards, the group have become renowned for breathtaking live shows throughout the UK and Europe, taking the festival scene by storm with appearances at Glastonbury, Denmark's Tønder and a sold out headline show at Celtic Connections 2017.

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Mawkin

on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 at London Sebright Arms 7:30pm

'A Gutsy re-working of Traditional Songs' The Guardian 'Invigorating, Highly Inventive' Q Magazine 'A wholly edgier version of folk' Cambridge News In 2015 Mawkin delivered their self-produced and critically acclaimed album 'The Ties That Bind'. Their 'unapologetically energetic' approach and DIY ethic surprised critics, fans and welcomed new audience members describing them as a 'modern day Fairport'. With a host of rebel rousing folk songs and instrumentals the band modernise traditional folk material with their own touch and have since excited audiences with their artillery of loud, boisterous, foot stomping live sets. Critics of the album suggested that Mawkin might fill the 'Bellowhead shaped hole' so it seemed only natural to support them on their farewell tour of 2016 amongst a flurry of key festivals and UK tour dates. Nick Hart is an English folk singer, guitarist, melodeon and concertina player

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New Roots: The Rough Island Band

on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 at London Stoke Newington Old Church 7:30pm

Incorporating a wide range of instrumental and vocal textures, RIB craft a personal and contemporary sound, firmly rooted in the folk tradition. The individual members bring together a variety of influences and experience: from performing as members of Bellowhead, The Spooky Men's Chorale and the Maddy Prior Trio; to their own solo projects such as The Little Unsaid and Full of Noises; as well as running folk festivals and events across the Scilly Isles and throughout the UK. The band are based in St Agnes on the Isles of Scilly - a tiny scrap of wind-carved rock, gorsey downland and fine sand dropped 28 miles from mainland Cornwall, with a vibrant working community encompassed by the Atlantic Ocean. Their songs reflect the feeling that a community's history and stories should be set and celebrated in music. Unusually for a Celtic outpost, St Agnes has no surviving indigenous music. Stories of shipwreck and rescue, tunes for dancing and evocations of landscape have been written by RIB in response to an extraordinary place. 'This Island of Yours...' , RIB's fourth studio album, charts a deeply personal response to the islands. Submissions of poetry, photographs, stories and spoken word have been woven into the fabric of the album by RIB and collated as a physical scrapbook to accompany the recordings. Musically, this is RIB's most ambitious and idiosyncratic to date, expanding their contemporary folk sound with echoes of electronica, jazz and ambient music. Recorded in their home studio on St Agnes over ten days in April 2017, the album captures a tangible sense of place and sense of space. press summary A contemporary folk quartet playing original music inspired by the landscapes, people and stories of the Isles of Scilly, Cornwall. For the 'This Island of Yours...' tour, RIB will play 2 x 45 min sets, performing music from the new album alongside highlights chosen from their first three albums: Sou'Wester Sessions (2010), Where To? (2011) and 'On All Sides' (2014). Praise for 2014's album 'On All Sides' 'Fresh, energetic and blessed with a light touch' (Spiral Earth) 'A real cracker' (Mike Harding') 'A band that is totally happy within it's own skin' (Fatea) 'Great band!' (Dustin Hoffman yes that Dustin Hoffman!) 'Thank you. You are wonderful' (Judi Dench yes that Judi Dench!) www.roughislandband.com www.facebook.com/roughislandband www.roughislandband.bandcamp.com

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Marc O'reilly (band)

on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 at Cardiff Buffalo Bar 7:30pm

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Edd Donovan

on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 at Winchcombe Postlip Hall 7:30pm

To launch our autumn programme of events, we welcome the critically acclaimed singer-songwriter to Postlip. Following a summer of festival performances and embarking on his latest UK tour, Edd will be sharing his eclectic mix of tale and song in the uniquely intimate atmosphere of Postlip's Great Hall. ​Edd Donovan is a highly distinctive singer and songwriter with a rare, original talent. His sound is heartfelt comforting, yet challenging wise. Originally from Merseyside, he has made his home in Cheltenham. His critically acclaimed début album, Something To Take The Edge Off, was released in April 2014. The album garnered high praise in the press and radio. Edd's professional experience as a Social Worker has inspired a number of his songs and The Guardian's article on Edd The Singing Social Worker gained his songwriting international attention. Edd released his second album, Making Mountains (Vol. 1), in June 2016 . It's rooted in Indie Folk and Americana whilst still drawing on a broad spectrum of influences and makes use of the talents of his full band, The Wandering Moles, and features meticulous, intricate arrangements, rhythmic shifts and close harmonies that recall classic artists such as The Band, Crosby, Stills and Nash and Nick Drake. Making Mountains (Vol. 1) is a remarkable piece of originality; a collection of thought provoking, (sometimes) challenging, yet beautiful songs that shine a light on modern life. Tracks have been played on BBC6 Music, various BBC folk shows, Baylen Leonard's Front Porch show, BBC Introducing and many folk and americana radio shows internationally. ​ Edd has opened for various contemporary folk songwriters and americana artists including Scott Matthews, Reg Meuross, Boo Hewerdine, Eliza Carthy, Devon Sproule, John Smith, John Southworth, Micah P. Hinson. He has played festival stages, as a solo artist and through to a full band show, including Bristol Folk Festival, Wychwood Festival, Gate to Southwell Festival, Green Gathering, Blissfields, Altitude VF. ​

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Amelia White & Danni Nicholls

on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 at East Grinstead The Dorset Arms 7:30pm

This show is double bill with the Nashville based Americana singer songwriter Amelia White, whose new album "Rhythm of the Rain" will be released prior to this show. 2016 was a good year for Amelia in the UK, where her last full-length release, Home Sweet Hotel, landed some killer reviews, like a top country pick in the Telegraph. She played Maverick, Summertyne, and Platform festivals, along with a month of club dates. While touring, White stayed with a promoter in York, and reading the news from the US began to write, the songs that would make up Rain. That ocean of separation gave her the necessary distance to comment on the shake-up back home without finger pointing, something that White has always done. No judgement, just sharp observations that lead to emotions. Music City Roots host and journalist Craig Havighurst wrote that her songs each have some fascinating crystalline shape that invites close attention and touch. Rhythm of the Rain is a collection of tunes touched by White's tenure in the UK, as an offering of thanks for feeling embraced just when she needed it. Also on the bill is Danni Nicholls; with an Americana Association UK 'album of the year' award nomination for 'Mockingbird Lane', a 28 date UK tour supporting the legendary Shakin' Stevens, supporting Lucinda Williams, a new live album released in association with Vintage TV and invites to play prestigious festivals such as Cambridge Folk, Tønder, Denmark and AmericanaFest, Nashville 2017 is shaping up to be a very good year for Danni Nicholls.

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Helter Skelter With Raka + Mutana

on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Balkan Folk / Dance and Iraqi Folk at Jamboree with Raka and Mutana! Raka are a brilliant Balkan collective bringing a heavy dose of upbeat roasters, from high energy dance numbers to heart wrenching laments. Playing music from Bosnia to Bulgaria, they bring traditional styles fused with new arrangements to make you bop 'til you drop. Mutana is an Arabic troubadour from Baghdad currently based in London. Before leaving Iraq back in 2004, Mutana was the main singer in a Baghdad 5-piece band fusing Arabic tunes with Rumba rhythms. Due to the occupation and the eruption of the civil war in Iraq, all band members left the country for Europe and the United States. Traveling through Europe, Mutana finally arrived to London where he stayed as a refugee for over five years and focused on writing new material, lyrics and songs of his own compositions, recently producing his first album Gypsy Road and filming his first music video of his song Dana Dana (Pearl, Pearl). He is also re-making some of Iraq's well known traditional folkloric songs played on gypsy chords and keys.

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Diz 'honeybear' Watson + Tony 'groco' Uter

on Sat, 18 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Ace Records Artist Diz 'Honeybear' Watson, piano player, singer and entertainer, is a quintessential exponent of New Orleans style piano, and exuberant mix of Barrelhouse, Rhythm and Blues, Rock n Roll, and Boogie Woogie. He recorded the classic 'Bluecoat Man' for Ace Records in 1981, featuring the legendary Lee Allen on saxophone, and in 1995 cut 'Tonky Honk' with Big Jay McNeely. Diz has worked and opened for the likes of Chas and Dave, Clarence 'Frogman' Henry, Alexis Korner, Axel Swingenburger, Dr. John and the Rolling Stones. Charlie Hart (Producer of Bluecoat Man) comments : Diz is a phenomenon, definitely the coolest of Yorkshiremen and a connoisseur of the exotic, his influences are Champion Jack Dupree, all the way to Abdullah Ibrahim. Diz gets the essentially multi-cultural nature of music better than anyone, having absorbed the blues from the inside. Accompanying Diz on most of his solo projects is the Jamaican legend Tony 'Groco' Uter on conga drums, just a mere 87 years old, he has played with just about everyone on the British Blues n Jazz and Carribbean scene, including Ronnie Scott, Dizzy Gillespie, Bob Marley, Rico Rodriguez and currently the poet Linton 'Kwesi' Johnson. As Gaz Mayall says Be there or be somewhere else, especially if you need proof that the spirit of Professor Longhair lives on.

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Night At The Museum With Kit Hawes And Aaron Catlow

on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 at Brighton Toy and Model Museum. 7:30pm

Folkroom Records and The Welcome Home Sessions present a new folk night in the arches of Brighton's Toy and Model Museum. Our first Night at the Museum will see Kit Hawes and Aaaron Catlow playing an intimate set like you've never seen before. Watched over by Steiff teddy bears and model trains, the renowned duo's traditional folk sounds and Americana touches will take on magical new qualities. Support comes from American singer-songwriter Margo Cilker and her band. Bringing warm Americana to the arches beneath Brighton station, Margo's music is an ummissable treat. The evening, held in collaboration with the wonderful Brighton Toy and Model Museum, will be a unique opportunity to explore the fabulous collection of trains, planes and Playmobils* whilst discovering the very best new folk music. *Alright, they don't have Playmobil. They've got a couple of Lego houses, but everything else in the museum was painstakingly made by hand, and is suitably gorgeous.

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Sun, 19 Nov 2017 at Bristol The Folk House 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 6music. To celebrate a decade as a duo, Gilmore & Roberts released their first live album 'In Our History - LIVE' in November 2016 - exactly ten years to the day since their first EP release. '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

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Sally Barker And Vicki Genfan In Concert

on Sun, 19 Nov 2017 at Oxford Jam Factory 7:00pm

The Jam Factory is delighted to present Sally and Vicki in concert as part of their 'Small Mountain' promotional tour. Don't miss this opportunity to see this amazing cross-cultural duo perform songs from their first album together alongside regular faves from their individual back catalogues. This is an unreserved seated performance - hope to see you there!

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Chris Bannister

on Sun, 19 Nov 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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Peters & Dog

on Sun, 19 Nov 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Peters & Dog are a duo playing "acoustic psychedelia and more. Both songwriters, they perform their own songs and some covers, including songs by Pink Floyd and The Beatles. They have already played Moseley Folk Festival and supported acts such as Boo Hewerdine. They come from a background working with Eddi Reader, Plainsong and Everything But The Girl amongst others.

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Singers' Night

on Sun, 19 Nov 2017 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Another of our popular singers' nights - giving our regulars a chance to perform on stage with amplification and lighting. Expect anything from sea shanties to psychedelia, with a mix of original songs, traditional songs and covers of well known songs, less known songs and some performers will take requests on the night. For performers, a spot on a Singers Night consists of two songs (or maybe 3 very short pieces). Performing on stage in front of an expectant audience puts us firmly in the spotlight and necessitates more practice and preparation. To assist in the process our more experienced regular performers and volunteers are happy to offer assistance to help prepare those for whom the step up from the singaround to the darkened stage may be daunting. For example: we'll be happy to help unaccompanied singers choose a suitable pitch (or even accompany them if they prefer). We'll aim to set up the stage from 7.00pm and if time allows there should be the opportunity to have a run-through using the microphones. So, please come prepared with everything you need...capo, picks, guitar strap and most importantly PLEASE to paraphrase Bob Dylan "know your song well before you start singing" If you have any questions please email via the website. We hope that the most successful spots may eventually get the opportunity to progress to a full support spot (usually 25 mins- 5 songs)

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Carousel Sessions Present - Adam Holmes And Rachel Sermanni

on Sun, 19 Nov 2017 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 8:00pm

Two of the brightest stars on the UK music scene today, award winning singer/songwriters Adam Holmes and Rachel Sermanni bring their 2017 double bill tour to the Carousel Sessions on Sunday 19th November. Tickets: £10 for adults and £5 for under 16s. (Plus booking fee's) With their first two albums nominated for Scottish Album of the Year, the stage is set for their eagerly awaited third album which is being released in Autumn 2017. Described by the Sunday Times as an instrument of incredible purity Rachel Sermanni has one of the most beautiful and singular voices in music. This, together with the force of her astonishing live presence and richly melodic songs, have made her a must see live act for audiences all over the world. Altogether a rare and unmissable opportunity to see two of the country's finest artists in one night. www.adamholmesandtheembers.com www.rachelsermanni.co.uk

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Carousel Sessions Present - Adam Holmes And Rachel Sermanni

on Sun, 19 Nov 2017 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 8:00pm

Two of the brightest stars on the UK music scene today, award winning singer/songwriters Adam Holmes and Rachel Sermanni bring their 2017 double bill tour to the Carousel Sessions on Sunday 19th November. Tickets: £10 for adults and £5 for under 16s. (Plus booking fee's) With their first two albums nominated for Scottish Album of the Year, the stage is set for their eagerly awaited third album which is being released in Autumn 2017. Described by the Sunday Times as an instrument of incredible purity Rachel Sermanni has one of the most beautiful and singular voices in music. This, together with the force of her astonishing live presence and richly melodic songs, have made her a must see live act for audiences all over the world. Altogether a rare and unmissable opportunity to see two of the country's finest artists in one night. www.adamholmesandtheembers.com www.rachelsermanni.co.uk

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Jim Moray

on Sun, 19 Nov 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:30pm

For 15 years Jim Moray has been at the forefront of a new movement in English traditional music. His debut album Sweet England changed the sound of folk song and won a brace of awards for its innovative melding of orchestration and electronica. Subsequent albums embraced everything from grime to Johnny Marr-esque guitar pop, but at their heart was always Jim's unmistakeable soulful and yearning voice; singing old songs in a new way. His sixth album Upcetera heralds a new chapter for the producer and has received the best reviews of his career, including five stars from Mojo, fRoots and R2 magazines. He has also found the time to contribute three new songs to BBC Dr Who spin-off show Class, and launched his own Low Culture Podcast. His latest album Upcetera is the singer, musician and producer's sixth album, the making of which he describes as being like learning to do it all again from scratch. It's an album of stories. Some of these songs, such as opening track Fair Margaret And Sweet William, first noted in 1411, are hundreds of years old. Others, like the self-penned Sounds Of Earth, written about the gold record curated by Carl Sagan and placed on the Voyager spacecraft, are brand new. Upcetera places the narrative element of these songs centre stage, with Jim's supple soaring vocal leading the listener by the hand through ancient and modern tales.

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Methera

on Sun, 19 Nov 2017 at Woodbridge Glemham Hall 4:00pm

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. The wood panelled Grand Hall at Glemham Hall, the home of FolkEast, provides a stunning back drop for an afternoon of fine music. Afternoon tea and cake available.

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Lazy Sunday Afternoon With Mr Love & Justice And Friends

on Sun, 19 Nov 2017 at Swindon Savernake Street Community Hall 2:30pm

A chilled Sunday afternoon of orignal live acoustic folk/roots music hosted by Swindon folk/rock collective Mr Love & Justice with 2 guest performers Minnie Birch and Grasslands. Show time 3-5pm.

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Pepe Belmonte Band

on Sun, 19 Nov 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. -------- PEPE BELMONTE is a folk-blues guitar player and singer song-writer. He grew up in Co. Cork on the West coast of Ireland. His musical influence meanders through Irish, Malian and Hawaiian folk to the pre-war blues of Chicago along The Delta and down through the lyrical landscape of Dylan, Mitchell and Young. Mississippi John Hurt meets JJ Cale meets Nick Drake. Music from his debut album 'THE HERMIT'S WALTZ' make up the soundtrack to the independent feature film, ' The Hour of Living' in which Pepe also appears as 'The Singer'. With nostalgic and contemporary tones you will be transported to 70s deep swamp America, the Irish countryside and the streets of London on a wave of rock, folk and blues.

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Artisan Row At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 19 Nov 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Celebrating the timeless melodic beauty of traditional Irish music and more, Artisan Row brings together four well-known figures from London's traditional Irish music scene. First performing together in this combination at the 2012 Ennis Trad Festival, the quartet uses its rich textural palette to set the material in striking and ear-catching ways while always respecting the primacy of the melody. Artisan Row are: Conor Doherty guitars, vocals Elma McElligott flute, whistle, backing vocals Pete Quinn piano, keyboard, backing vocals Karen Ryan banjo, mandola, fiddle, whistle 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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Artisan Row At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 19 Nov 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Celebrating the timeless melodic beauty of traditional Irish music and more, Artisan Row brings together four well-known figures from London's traditional Irish music scene. First performing together in this combination at the 2012 Ennis Trad Festival, the quartet uses its rich textural palette to set the material in striking and ear-catching ways while always respecting the primacy of the melody. Artisan Row are: Conor Doherty guitars, vocals Elma McElligott flute, whistle, backing vocals Pete Quinn piano, keyboard, backing vocals Karen Ryan banjo, mandola, fiddle, whistle 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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Larry Ungar And Audrey Knuth

on Sun, 19 Nov 2017 at London Heath Street Church 7:30pm

Larry Unger has been a full time musician since 1984, and has presented a diverse range of musical performances at contra dances, Scottish dances, waltzes, dance weekends, dance camps, festivals, and concerts all across the United States and in Canada, France, Scotland, Denmark, and Sweden. He's one of the busiest musicians around, playing for more than 150 dances every year. Born in the no-mans land of taxation without representation and raised in the Big Pineapple of Honolulu, Audrey thought it was a brilliant idea to move to Boston in the dead of winter to attend Berklee College of Music. She survived and even got a degree in Audio Engineering to prove it. Since exposing herself to the real world after college, Audrey has made a name for herself in the music community, namely as a dance fiddler specializing in New England, Celtic and Old Time tunes.

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Blazin' Fiddles

on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Blazin' Fiddles are undoubtedly one of the world's most prolific fiddle groups. Over the last 17 years, no other band has quite managed to capture the excitement, passion and sensitivity of Scottish music all at once. With a Blazers performance comes the rare opportunity to hear the regional expressions, from Scotland's Highlands and islands, and the individual style from each fiddler Inverness' Bruce MacGregor, Shetlander Jenna Reid, Nairn's Rua Macmillan, and Orcadian Kristan Harvey in a blend of ensemble and solo sets. Fiddles and bows come alight atop guitar and piano from Anna Massie and Angus Lyon, delivering a musically intoxicating evening for all. Whatever the hall be it in a Highland village or London's Royal Albert this legendary, multi award-winning act never fails to set the hearts of their audiences alight.

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Chuck Prophet And Mission Express

on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 at Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach 7:30pm

A stupendously talented songwriter who sounds like he was born with a guitar in his hands, fronting his unbelievable tight band, Mission Express, Chuck Prophet's sold out performance at The Tunnels, Bristol earlier this year set a new standard live music excellence. His latest album Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins is his best yet a pinnacle in the career of someone who plays rock and roll like it's a matter of life and death. Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins is yet another example of not just his love of rock and roll, but an ability to create it with the spirit and intensity of the best of those that influenced him - American Songwriter.

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William The Conqueror

on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:30pm

Indie-rock trio William the Conqueror to release their debut album, Proud Disturber Of The Peace, via Loose on 4 August 2017. Hailing from the coast of Cornwall, multi-instrumentalists Ruarri Joseph, Harry Harding and Naomi Holmes channel classic blues and singer-songwriter influences through a grunge/indie filter drawing influences from bands and artists as diverse as The Doors, Ryan Adams and The Lemonheads, with Mark Guarino from the Guardian describing them as 'stomping country rock veering into stoner grunge'. Praised for their grit and authenticity by the likes of the Guardian and NPR's Ann Powers, the three-piece have already made their mark across the pond in Nashville performing at the influential AmericanaFest, which led to a nomination for best song at the UK Americana Awards and a chance to share the stage with the likes of Jools Holland and Van Morrison. The debut album charges through ten raw tracks, asserting itself with opener In My Dreams, a song about destiny, disappointment and defiance; driving drums and heart racing bass setting the tone. Other standouts include the confessional and timeless Pedestals, the mysteriously triumphant Cold Ontario and epic future single Tend To The Thorns with its earworm guitar hooks, blistering drums and ethereal harmonies. Sculpted off the radar with no one to answer to but themselves the band ended up recording the album in Joseph's garage (literally disturbing the peace) after plans to record it on the Isle of Lewis were hampered by a hurricane killing the power. Undeterred and embracing the ethos of roots based producers such as Ethan Johns and Ryan Hewitt and with input from Slowdive's Neil Halstead, they were adamant they wanted to keep the edges loose, opting for single live takes and avoiding excessive overdubs, focusing on the vibe. The results sing with the confident energy of a band comfortable in their own skin, striking a vein of creativity and running with it. 'Whatever you want to call William The Conqueror does not matter. All that matters is that this group is good. Damn good' The 405

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The Elephant Sessions

on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Fiery Highland five-piece Elephant Sessions are welding weapons-grade grooves and guitar attack with quicksilver fiddle/mandolin melodies. A fusion of rich folk, trad, rock, funk and electronica in an instantly captivating, progressive, visceral blend. Named Up and Coming Artist of the Year at the 2014 Trad Awards. The group have already become renowned for breath-taking live shows throughout the UK and Europe going down a storm at Glastonbury, Denmark's Tønder, Cambridge, Celtic Connections and others. New record All We Have Is Now follows critically acclaimed debut The Elusive Highland Beauty which amassed wide radio play including BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music.

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Winter Mountain

on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Hailing from the wild and beautiful northern shores of Cornwall, UK Winter Mountain blends powerful melodies, an extraordinary voice and heartfelt lyrics in a sound reminiscent of a time before digital recording, when the emphasis fell on the importance of the live performance and the essence of the song. Recently, Winter Mountain have opened for Seal, Guy Garvey of Elbow Fleet Foxes, Richard Thompson, and have toured as support with Rosanne Cash, Patty Griffin, Leann Rhimes, Sara & Sean Watkins, Cara Dillon, Seth Lakeman and many more. The spring '17 full band headline tour was received incredibly well all over the UK with MusicRiot.com calling Winter Mountains London show 'a night of exceptional music from a blistering, shimmering 4 piece comprised of exemplary musicians who recreate and re-energise the soulful, folk-rock songs from the extraordinary albums that have won Winter Mountain so much acclaim In November '16 Winter Mountain released his highly anticipated and critically acclaimed second album 'I Swear I Flew' Accomplished and hugely enjoyable, this is a record one can recommend unconditionally' Rock N' Reel A solo acoustic tour of Ireland and the UK opening for Ben Ottewell (Lead singer of Gomez), and headline shows and festival appearances across Ireland and the UK lie ahead of the national Autumn '17 tour.

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Jacquelyn Hynes Trio

on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

Jacquelyn Hynes is a highly regarded flautist and composer, rooted in Irish traditional music who has played alongside and supported many of Irelands leading artists including Martin Hayes, Michael McGoldrick, Mary Coughlan and Lunasa. Her debut CD Silver and Wood received 4 star reviews from the Telegraph and RnR magazine, and was Album of the Week on BBC Radio nan Gaídheal. Haunting and wonderful Telegraph (Folk Albums of the Year) Brings Hynes' innate sense of innovation to the table ethereal and other-worldly yet also attractively contemporary Irish World Telegraph Folk Music Added to the best folk albums of the year is Jacquelyn Hynes Music Silver and Wood. Martin Chilton says: Jacquelyn Hynes is a talented multi-instrumentalist (piano, saxophone, Melodica, Uilleann pipes and Flute) and the track An Buachaillín Ban is haunting and wonderful. There is a re-working of Greensleeves and on popular reels The Ashplant/Red Haired Lass she shows she can play at an ideal tempo, allowing each lovely note, phrase and melody to breathe. A fine debut album. ★★★★☆ Tonight Jacquelyn will be performing with her trio Sarah McLelland (Guitar), Steph West (Harp), Jacquelyn Hynes (Flutes, Vocals)

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Rachael Yamagata

on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

Since Rachael Yamagata first broke onto the music scene with her critically acclaimed debut album Happenstance, she has shed her skin as the troubadour of heartbreak, emerging with an edge-laden sound characterized by universal themes of perseverance, compassion, and owning your own power. Autumn 2016 Rachael Yamagata releases her new album Tightrope Walker, via Frankenfish Records/Thirty Tigers worldwide and went on the road as far as China. Her career has been punctuated by 3 previous albums, 5 EP releases and various collaborations with the likes of Ryan Adams, Bat for Lashes and Ray LaMontagne, but the Virginian singer-songwriter chose to challenge herself thematically with this new album. This decision was, in part, induced by Philippe Petit the French high-wire artist famed for tightrope walking between the two World Trade Centres in 1974 who, when asked why he performed such a feat, simply responded 'there is no why'. This notion of inwardly searching for reasons resonated strongly with Yamagata and, as such, her mentality and approach towards writing songs began to shift. As a collection of tracks began to emerge, Tightrope Walker was born.But just as Petit dismissed his 'why', Yamagata embraced and explored hers: Why keep going? Why write? Why persevere? If you're thinking of quitting muses Yamagata, then this album is for you. An album that challenges style and genre as much as themes, Tightrope Walker features a wealth of audible features, some more unusual than others. Saxophones, mandolins, rain recorded on an iPhone, French spoken word, metallic ironing boards and ladder drums, myriad harmonies and loops all signal change and development in Yamagata's songwriting. ? "The writer's newfound devotion to experimental soundscapes never gets in the way of just how damn listenable these songs are **** - The Arts Desk "classy soul-baring pastorals from upstate New Yorker a sonically rich experience that repays closer listening Yamagata's voice is superb at evoking languid heartache This is an album of immersive and emotive pleasures'. Uncut Yamagata remains an undersung gem. Tightrope Walker is top drawer stuff **** - Daily Mirror Upbeat and orchestrally ornamented Rolling Stone The singer-songwriter unveils a dark fire burning within her obstinate self. Paste Her songs have been featured on Altman, The Muppets, Dear John, Grey's Anatomy, How I Met Your Mother, One Tree Hill, Elizabethtown, Vampire Diaries, The L Word, NCIS: New Orleans...

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Mawkin

on Tue, 21 Nov 2017 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

With a host of rebel rousing folk songs and instrumentals Mawkin modernise traditional folk material with their own touch and have excited audiences with their artillery of loud, boisterous, foot stomping live sets. The band members have a wealth of other musical experience between them with brothers David and James's involvement with Eliza Carthy and Norma Waterson, Jim Moray, Topette!, and the two providing stand-in support for members of Bellowhead. Nick Cooke is Kate Rusby and False Lights' melodeon player, is a professional mastering engineer and has worked with some of the most iconic producers in our lifetime. Lee Richardson, who's former background was in dance music, is an award winning producer of TV, advertising and trailer music.

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Harri Endersby

on Tue, 21 Nov 2017 at Kenilworth The Tree House Bookshop 7:45pm

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.

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The Sounds Of Simon

on Tue, 21 Nov 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

The Sounds of Simon is a tribute to the wonderful music of Simon and Garfunkel. The Old Friends Duo tour is how the songs are meant to be: just two voices and one guitar. This is the music of Simon and Garfunkel up close and intimate. Relive the classics, from Mrs Robinson, to Homeward Bound, as well as some rarely heard songs like A Most Peculiar Man, and A Poem on the Underground Wall. Paul Simon is a wonderful songwriter and this is your chance to hear these songs as they were originally performed. Paul and Art are played to perfection, bringing in elements of their famously fractious relationship, as well as replicating the beautiful harmonies flawlessly. This is a wonderful show filled with excellent music, nostalgia, and a genuine love for some great musicians.

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John Smith

on Tue, 21 Nov 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:00pm

NEW ALBUM TOUR! This is the second night's show at the Greystones, the first show sold out over 3 months in advance so don't miss out! John Smith has played to audiences all over the world in festival tents, living rooms and sold-out concert halls. He tours relentlessly with his guitars, looking to communicate through a song and to share something intangible with those willing to listen. His uniquely intimate take on love, loss or even a mythic murder ballad, combined with his innovative guitar work, have won him a loyal following. John has opened shows for Iron and Wine, John Martyn, Tinariwen and Gil Scott-Heron, and has performed alongside the likes of Jackson Browne, Jerry Douglas, Richard Hawley, Jarvis Cocker and Rodney Crowell. In his occasional role as session musician he has played electric guitar for David Gray, Lisa Hannigan, LeAnn Rimes and Lianne La Havas. It's all for the love of the guitar. John plays a rumbling acoustic fingerstyle but sometimes uses a slide or plays the guitar on his lap. His playing and honey-on-gravel vocals have brought crowds the world over to pin-drop silence and rapturous applause. John has self-released four albums: "The Fox and the Monk" (2006), "Map Or Direction" (2009), "Eavesdropping" (2011) and Great Lakes" (2013). His NEW album 'Headlong' is available NOW (as of 30th June 2017)! He's a magician Ben Howard Spellbinding Time Out "A wonderful record" Guitarist, 9/10 "Gorgeous" Mojo, 4 stars A note from the event promoter: Please note that our Greystones events are standing shows. There are however always a few seats available so please come and find us before the doors open if you have any special requirement such as ill health that means you'll need a seat. We will always do our best to help. Sam and Sofia.

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Elephant Sessions

on Tue, 21 Nov 2017 at Brighton Latest Music Bar 7:30pm

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Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi

on Tue, 21 Nov 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Guy Davis once said, I like antiques and old things, old places, that still have the dust of those who've gone before us lying upon them. Blowing that dust off just enough to see its beauty is something Guy has excelled at for over twenty years of songwriting and performing. It's no wonder his reverence for the music of the Blues Masters who've gone before him has been evident in every album he's ever recorded or concert he's given. Guy has had his musical storytelling influenced by artists like Blind Willie McTell and Big Bill Broonzy, and his musicality from artists as diverse as Lightnin' Hopkins and Babatunde Olatunji. However, there's one man that Guy most credits for his harmonica techniques, by stealing and crediting from him everything that he could, and that man is the legendary Sonny Terry. Guy's new album, Sonny & Brownie's Last Train A Look Back at Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry is an homage to these two hugely influential artists, not only on Guy's career, but to thousands of musicians around the world. One such artist is the Italian harmonica ace, Fabrizio Poggi, who collaborates with and produced this recording. Guy and Fabrizio have a relationship going back a decade in which they've performed together on tour in Europe and in the United States. In 2013 Fabrizio produced and played on Guy's highly acclaimed recording, 'Juba Dance', which was number one on the Roots Music Charts for eight weeks. And 'Fab' also performs on Guy's last album, 'Kokomo Kidd. Guy Davis has spent his musical life carrying his message of the blues around the world, from the Equator to the Arctic Circle, earning him the title An ambassador of the blues. His work as an actor, author, and music teacher earmark him as a renaissance man of the blues. What music and acting have in common, he explains, is that I don't like people to see the hard work and the sweat that goes into what I do. I want them to hear me and be uplifted.

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Plastikes Karekles: A Tribute To Vicky Mosholiou

on Tue, 21 Nov 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. -------- Plastikes Karekles represent a culture of reinvention as defiant and hopeful as the music itself. Song Lines magazine Vicky Moscholiou was one of the great iconic Greek female singers. Manos Hatzidakis described her voice as having the quality of an expensive cello. She collaborated with the most important Greek composers of our time : Mikis Theodorakis, Giannis Markopoulos ,Stauros Xarhakos, Giorgos Zambetas , Dimos Moutsis, Stamatis Kraounakis and even today remains a household name in Greece. The wide ranging styles of her songs go from later rebetika to folk, endehna and more contemporary music. This performance is a repeat of one given two years ago at the Green Note. Back by popular demand! Marina Deligianni, vocals Pavlos Carvalho,bouzouki Maria Tsirodimitri, guitar Lydian Dhami, double bass An eclectic fusion of international and Greek musicians with roots from traditional Greek folk to classical and jazz. The group is known for their own arrangements of music by Theodorakis, Hadjidakis and Xarhakos featuring a fusion of classical string instruments with Greek traditional ones. They are also very involved in the Rebetiko scene and have for the last five years set up a the very popular Rebet Asker, Greek Roots Series at the Green Note, London, dedicated to the music of Rebetiko. The group have appeared at performances and festivals in Greece and elsewhere abroad. In the UK they have performed at Purcell Room, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, St David's Hall as part of the Proms, as well as more intimate venues such as the Green Note, Vortex and the Forge, London. The musicians of Plastikes Karekles are also the founding members of the Rebetiko Carnival, a one month festival in June with Rebetiko music at its heart. They are dedicated to exposing this treasured music to as many people as possible. A very important part of Plastikes Karekles work is also education and outreach work. This has taken them to not only mainstream schools, but also special needs homes, hospitals and prisons throughout the UK.

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Plastikes Karekles: A Tribute To Vicky Mosholiou

on Tue, 21 Nov 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. -------- Plastikes Karekles represent a culture of reinvention as defiant and hopeful as the music itself. Song Lines magazine Vicky Moscholiou was one of the great iconic Greek female singers. Manos Hatzidakis described her voice as having the quality of an expensive cello. She collaborated with the most important Greek composers of our time : Mikis Theodorakis, Giannis Markopoulos ,Stauros Xarhakos, Giorgos Zambetas , Dimos Moutsis, Stamatis Kraounakis and even today remains a household name in Greece. The wide ranging styles of her songs go from later rebetika to folk, endehna and more contemporary music. This performance is a repeat of one given two years ago at the Green Note. Back by popular demand! Marina Deligianni, vocals Pavlos Carvalho,bouzouki Maria Tsirodimitri, guitar Lydian Dhami, double bass An eclectic fusion of international and Greek musicians with roots from traditional Greek folk to classical and jazz. The group is known for their own arrangements of music by Theodorakis, Hadjidakis and Xarhakos featuring a fusion of classical string instruments with Greek traditional ones. They are also very involved in the Rebetiko scene and have for the last five years set up a the very popular Rebet Asker, Greek Roots Series at the Green Note, London, dedicated to the music of Rebetiko. The group have appeared at performances and festivals in Greece and elsewhere abroad. In the UK they have performed at Purcell Room, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, St David's Hall as part of the Proms, as well as more intimate venues such as the Green Note, Vortex and the Forge, London. The musicians of Plastikes Karekles are also the founding members of the Rebetiko Carnival, a one month festival in June with Rebetiko music at its heart. They are dedicated to exposing this treasured music to as many people as possible. A very important part of Plastikes Karekles work is also education and outreach work. This has taken them to not only mainstream schools, but also special needs homes, hospitals and prisons throughout the UK.

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Daddy Long Legs

on Tue, 21 Nov 2017 at Southend The Railway Hotel 8:00pm

The Daddy Long Legs. The masters of arcane blues secrets. Satanic blues with the sound of pure desperation, transporting you into the gothic realm of rock and roll. Support from Southend's Son Of Buff. A full on garage/rock band with Ben beating the shit out the drums and Lance spitting and belting vocals out on the mic. A great opener for tonight!

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Harri Endersby

on Wed, 22 Nov 2017 at Didcot The Harwellian 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. Harri will be supported by the White Horse Whisperers ...a wonderful Faringdon based folk trio who will get your feet tapping, your hands clapping and your legs itching to dance [Cornerstone Arts Centre, 2015] Tickets £8 in advance & £10 on the door.

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Urban Folk Quartet

on Wed, 22 Nov 2017 at London The Old Queen's Head 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "UFQ are impossibly wonderful" - fRoots "Seriously exceptional musicians" - R2 (Rock 'n' Reel) "Up there with the best of them - amazing musicians." - BBC Radio 2 Folk Show Joe Broughton, Paloma Trigás, Tom Chapman and Dan Walsh are Urban Folk Quartet. The award-winning UFQ have ignited international audiences with their high-energy, genre-defying acoustic music since 2009. The UFQ's approach to the folk ethos is to embrace any and every influence that genuinely makes sense of their time and place and makes sense in their music. From funk grooves to middle-eastern melodies, afrobeat to north Indian rhythms. Their show has blazed a trail across the world at everything from secluded coves to 30,000 capacity festival fields. The band's latest tour sees the release of Live III following last year's successful 'Escape' album.

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Jim Moray

on Wed, 22 Nov 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Lauren Housley

on Wed, 22 Nov 2017 at London St Pancras Old Church 7:00pm

Lauren Housley and her band release their excellent new album 'The Beauty Of This Life' in one of London's most intimate and historic music venues. With their fabulous blend of Blues, Americana, Country and Soul, this is a night of music not to be missed. Lauren Housley is a singer-songwriter on the move. Born and raised in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, she had a talent for singing from an early age. Her first move at 18, was from her hometown to Newcastle to study theatre and performance at the university. To pay her way through her studies, she worked as an assistant stage manager at The Sage in Gateshead. This gave her the opportunity to see what she was studying by day, played out on stage every night, by the very best at their craft. This was to prove invaluable for her in becoming a performer herself. She was to remark, You can imagine what it was like to learn how to reach out to an audience in this way". Studies completed, her next move was to Manchester to immerse herself in the live music scene there. This was to meet the kind of musicians she felt could help her in her ambition to become a singer songwriter. I sang and played everywhere that would have me and by doing this she began to become noticed by the very musicians she wanted to work with. It didn't take long for her to be able to front her own band, and play the venues that would enjoy her fusion of Country, Blues and Soul music. If Lancashire was to take to this Yorkshire rose, then other cities across the north of England began to take to her as well. A full date sheet was to encourage her to record and release a limited edition CD of the songs she was playing on stage. The album, Sweet Surrender, was only intended to be sold at her live shows. However it was inevitable that the record would find its way to various journalists and radio producers, who had become fans. Radio was to play an important part in her next move, as one of the tracks from that album was added to the BBC Radio 2 playlist. When asked what this would mean for her, she replied, "Without radio I would still be playing bars in Manchester". This national exposure was to bring her to the attention of the promoters at Live Nation. An out of the blue phone call and I was booked to play at Bluesfest at the 02 Arena, along with Van Morrison, Tom Jones and Dave Matthews Band. The irony of this was that I was trying to buy tickets to Bluesfest before the phone call." London is a tough city for an artist, and following her early performances in the capital she understood what her next move needed to be. This was to record an album that would be good enough to bring her to a wider audience, through a national distributor. Most of last year was given over to recording 'The Beauty of this Life', which is released on 28th July 2017. The album features the best of her limited edition album, and 7 new tracks, which will appear on her own imprint TLC Recordings, through Absolute. As heard on BBC Radio 2 (Terry Wogan, Chris Evans, Bob Harris.) and BBC Radio London (Robert Elms) http://www.laurenhousley.co.uk/

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Lauren Housley

on Wed, 22 Nov 2017 at London St Pancras Old Church 7:00pm

Lauren Housley and her band release their excellent new album 'The Beauty Of This Life' in one of London's most intimate and historic music venues. With their fabulous blend of Blues, Americana, Country and Soul, this is a night of music not to be missed. Lauren Housley is a singer-songwriter on the move. Born and raised in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, she had a talent for singing from an early age. Her first move at 18, was from her hometown to Newcastle to study theatre and performance at the university. To pay her way through her studies, she worked as an assistant stage manager at The Sage in Gateshead. This gave her the opportunity to see what she was studying by day, played out on stage every night, by the very best at their craft. This was to prove invaluable for her in becoming a performer herself. She was to remark, You can imagine what it was like to learn how to reach out to an audience in this way". Studies completed, her next move was to Manchester to immerse herself in the live music scene there. This was to meet the kind of musicians she felt could help her in her ambition to become a singer songwriter. I sang and played everywhere that would have me and by doing this she began to become noticed by the very musicians she wanted to work with. It didn't take long for her to be able to front her own band, and play the venues that would enjoy her fusion of Country, Blues and Soul music. If Lancashire was to take to this Yorkshire rose, then other cities across the north of England began to take to her as well. A full date sheet was to encourage her to record and release a limited edition CD of the songs she was playing on stage. The album, Sweet Surrender, was only intended to be sold at her live shows. However it was inevitable that the record would find its way to various journalists and radio producers, who had become fans. Radio was to play an important part in her next move, as one of the tracks from that album was added to the BBC Radio 2 playlist. When asked what this would mean for her, she replied, "Without radio I would still be playing bars in Manchester". This national exposure was to bring her to the attention of the promoters at Live Nation. An out of the blue phone call and I was booked to play at Bluesfest at the 02 Arena, along with Van Morrison, Tom Jones and Dave Matthews Band. The irony of this was that I was trying to buy tickets to Bluesfest before the phone call." London is a tough city for an artist, and following her early performances in the capital she understood what her next move needed to be. This was to record an album that would be good enough to bring her to a wider audience, through a national distributor. Most of last year was given over to recording 'The Beauty of this Life', which is released on 28th July 2017. The album features the best of her limited edition album, and 7 new tracks, which will appear on her own imprint TLC Recordings, through Absolute. As heard on BBC Radio 2 (Terry Wogan, Chris Evans, Bob Harris.) and BBC Radio London (Robert Elms) http://www.laurenhousley.co.uk/

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Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi: The Last Train Tour

on Wed, 22 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Guy Davis once said, I like antiques and old things, old places, that still have the dust of those who've gone before us lying upon them. Blowing that dust off just enough to see its beauty is something Guy has excelled at for over twenty years of songwriting and performing. It's no wonder his reverence for the music of the Blues Masters who've gone before him has been evident in every album he's ever recorded or concert he's given. Guy has had his musical storytelling influenced by artists like Blind Willie McTell and Big Bill Broonzy, and his musicality from artists as diverse as Lightnin' Hopkins and Babatunde Olatunji. However, there's one man that Guy most credits for his harmonica techniques, by stealing and crediting from him everything that he could, and that man is the legendary Sonny Terry. Guy's new album, Sonny & Brownie's Last Train A Look Back at Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry is an homage to these two hugely influential artists, not only on Guy's career, but to thousands of musicians around the world. One such artist is the Italian harmonica ace, Fabrizio Poggi, who collaborates with and produced this recording. Guy and Fabrizio have a relationship going back a decade in which they've performed together on tour in Europe and in the United States. In 2013 Fabrizio produced and played on Guy's highly acclaimed recording, 'Juba Dance', which was number one on the Roots Music Charts for eight weeks. And 'Fab' also performs on Guy's last album, 'Kokomo Kidd. Guy Davis has spent his musical life carrying his message of the blues around the world, from the Equator to the Arctic Circle, earning him the title An ambassador of the blues. His work as an actor, author, and music teacher earmark him as a renaissance man of the blues. What music and acting have in common, he explains, is that I don't like people to see the hard work and the sweat that goes into what I do. I want them to hear me and be uplifted. www.guydavis.com www.chickenmambo.com

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Gina Le Faux @ Fire In Your Heart Folk Club

on Wed, 22 Nov 2017 at Leicester The Globe Pub 7:30am

Gina Le Faux is an outstanding musician and singer who has spent a lifetime perfecting her skills on fiddle, mandolin and guitar. Born and raised in Liverpool, she heard her first folk songs sung by her family when she was a child. Gina was a pupil of fiddle player, singer and song collector James Carmichael of Ballymena and still plays tunes and songs she learned as a teenager from James. She turned professional in 1979 and moved to Fort William in the Western Highlands and then after a brief period in the North West of England moved to Edinburgh. After a few years in Edinburgh she moved to London where she regularly played with Fiddlers Jimmy Power and Danny Meehan and then she moved to Sheffield. Gina has performed all over the world and is now based in Sheffield. She has played, toured and recorded with some of the legendary performers of the British Folk scene including Dave Swarbrick, John Kirkpatrick, Martin Simpson and Sam Lee, to name but a few.

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Stargazing Feat. Zola Joseph + Nick Tudgey + Cavey

on Wed, 22 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We are all in the basement, but some of us are looking up at the stars... Stargazing is all about spotting those stellar new artists and giving them a place to shine each month. Expect some unlikely constellations where talent might be the only thing they have in common. And all from the subterranean comfort of the charming Green Note basement. Tonight featuring Zola Joseph + Nick Tudgey + Cavey ZOLA JOSEPH Singing what she calls 'Drizzle Cake Jazz,' this young lady's sound will have you head-nodding, face-pulling and everything in- between. Likened to Lauryn Hill and Laura Mvula, Zola has been recording and performing for over a decade and her journey has been creatively captured in her new EP, 'A Peaceful War'. Expertly produced by Aron Kyne, the record invites listeners to ponder angels, ankle sprains, relationships and the struggles of British weather. Supported by her skilled four-piece band, Zola is currently performing on stages far and wide. Her vivacious energy, warmth and honesty when on stage is electrifying. Zola vows to express the peace and inner fight within us all with her music! NICK TUDGEY Described as live finger style guitar & entertainment full of passion and energy. Nick Tudgey is a young solo guitarist. Unlike a lot of similar guitarists, he focuses just as much on his playing as he does on being entertaining, whether he's telling funny stories, one liners or playing two songs at the same time. He's not just a guitarist, he's fun for all the family and will not disappoint. He arranges and plays covers of classics that everyone knows and loves and songs from the movies, along with a few lesser-known tracks that are standards in the world of fingerstyle. He draws inspiration from musicians in all genres of music, notably Bluegrass, Jazz and Rock, which all culminate to create his own style. His playing abilities have earned him the respect of world renowned finger style guitarists Andrea Valeri, Michael Fix and Richard Smith. CAVEY Details to follow.

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Talisk

on Thu, 23 Nov 2017 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Nominees of the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards' Horizon Award, and winners of the 2015 Young Folk Award, Talisk are one of the fastest rising bands on the British folk scene. Mohsen Amini (concertina), Hayley Keenan (fiddle) and Craig Irving (guitar) create a captivating, energetic and dynamic sound that, in little more than a year, has earned them multiple award wins and nationwide media and audience attention, as well a nomination for Up and Coming Artist of the Year at the 2015 MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards. Most recently, Amini was crowned the 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, adding to their collective trophy cabinet that far belies their years. So too does their performance history, though with appearances at world-leading festivals including the Cambridge Folk Festival, Denmark's Tønder, Fairport's Cropredy Convention and Celtic Connections, as well as live sessions on both BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio Scotland's flagship folk programmes, theirs is a star firmly, and rapidly, on the ascent.

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Leif Vollebekk

on Thu, 23 Nov 2017 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

Some artists go on feeling like secrets long after they've started being told. Leif Vollebekk, who released his third album in February is one of these treasures. Born in Ottawa in 1985, he taught himself music using instruments inherited from his grandfather: harmonica, guitar, piano, an old fiddle. Vollebekk's latest, long overdue LP, Twin Solitude, is the product of everything that came before: the unending tours, the slow cover songs, the experience of seeing Prince, alone at a piano. 'I used to think, This will be kinda like a Neil Young song, This will be kinda like a Bob Dylan song,' Vollebekk says. 'I kinda ran out of people to imitate. And then there was just me.'

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Mad Dog Mcrea

on Thu, 23 Nov 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and 'shake your ass' music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. It was at Glastonbury in 2013 (notably the Avalon Stage), the release of their 'Happy Bus' video, take-up from national radio from esteemed folk such as Mike Harding, and others. Matched with the unshakable dedication of their massive and loyal to the hilt, fan base that Mad Dog Mcrea began to become more than just a very popular, West Country festival act; whilst obviously killing it live Mad Dog Mcrea, determined that their fans and media alike should see them as serious and acclaimed recording artists too. Mad Dog's new album ALMOST HOME, produced by Sean Lakeman, is an album fuelled with the all the essential Mad Dog energy and antics that the band have become known for. The famous purple happy bus is fired up and ready for action, and there's room for you jump aboard! More info here: www.maddogmcrea.co.uk

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Mad Dog Mcrea

on Thu, 23 Nov 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and 'shake your ass' music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. It was at Glastonbury in 2013 (notably the Avalon Stage), the release of their 'Happy Bus' video, take-up from national radio from esteemed folk such as Mike Harding, and others. Matched with the unshakable dedication of their massive and loyal to the hilt, fan base that Mad Dog Mcrea began to become more than just a very popular, West Country festival act; whilst obviously killing it live Mad Dog Mcrea, determined that their fans and media alike should see them as serious and acclaimed recording artists too. Mad Dog's new album ALMOST HOME, produced by Sean Lakeman, is an album fuelled with the all the essential Mad Dog energy and antics that the band have become known for. The famous purple happy bus is fired up and ready for action, and there's room for you jump aboard! More info here: www.maddogmcrea.co.uk

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Gigspanner

on Thu, 23 Nov 2017 at London St John on Bethnal Green 7:30pm

His departure from folk-rock pioneers Steeleye Span, has enabled fiddle player Peter Knight to turn his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process establish their reputation as one of the most genuinely ground-breaking forces on the British folk scene. Unhindered by the limits of technical ability, they take self-penned material along with music rooted in the British Isles and with the flick of a bow, a finely chosen chord or slip of a beat, produce richly atmospheric arrangements layered in a wealth of subliminal musical influences with notes seemingly plucked from the stars and rhythms from the equator What makes Gigspanner unique is the variety of musical colours on their palette. What makes them brilliant is how they blend them without ever muddying the landscape ~ Spiral Earth The captivating nature of their set stems not only from their creative ability and vision, but the eclectic nature of the material chosen. There are eddies and undercurrents drawn from a whole palette of influences which serve to arrest and inspire. Audiences remain engaged and curious to the closing notes... 2016 was a vintage year for the trio, with Peter receiving Fatea Magazine's 'Instrumentalist of the Year' Award and 'Best Musician' in the inaugural folking. com Awards as voted for by the concert going public. Their album 'Layers of Ages' was included in many of the end of year 'Best of ' lists, including The Telegraph, which gave the album a rare five stars. On this tour, the trio will be launching their brand new studio album, The Wife of Urban Law. The advent of Gigspanner has introduced a whole new audience to the extraordinary musicianship of Peter Knight, a violinist whom many consider to be in a league of his own. The late author Sir Terry Pratchett in praising Peter's great gift wrote with typical lyricism "Peter Knight can spin the world on his Bow" Peter is joined by Roger Flack on Guitar and Sacha Trochet on Percussion, both powerful and intelligent musicians in their own right.

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Said The Maiden

on Thu, 23 Nov 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Chris Wood

on Thu, 23 Nov 2017 at Preston The Continental 8:00pm

Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the un-official history of the English speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables. Nominated Best Original Song BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 Songwriter of the Year Spiral Earth Awards 2014 / Folk Singer of the Year & Best Original Song BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2011

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Keith James - Lorca! The Poetry Of Federico Garcia Lorca

on Thu, 23 Nov 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

A unique and breath-taking concert of Spanish Poetry set to music by Keith James. Federico Garcia Lorca, Isabel Allende, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Pablo Neruda. Their dramatic and sensual poetry, performed as Songs and set to Keith's rich and fiery Classical guitar, embracing the surreal and romantic fabric of these beautiful words. Keith James is one of this country's most cherished concert artists. Well known for his ability to bring depth and vibrancy to his interpretations. This concert is sung both in English and Spanish and mostly features the Classical and Flamenco guitar. The Poems are treated to some fine arrangements, lifting each of them to another level (Northern Sky) A remarkable array of sound to accompany remarkable words (R2 Magazine)

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Blind Boy Paxton (usa)

on Thu, 23 Nov 2017 at Gosforth Civic Theatre 8:00pm

'Easily the most talented young acoustic bluesman to come along in many, many years. - Living Blues Magazine "Jerron Paxton is truly the living embodiment of the true blues in the 21St Century, but he plays it all in the true songster tradition: ragtime, hokum, old-time, French reels, Appalachian mountain music and blues and more and whatever he plays, sounds great.

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Harbottle & Jonas

on Thu, 23 Nov 2017 at Winchester The Hyde Tavern 8:00pm

Harbottle & Jonas are a stunning young folk duo based in Totnes, Devon. Their music is eclectic and is always accompanied with a great story. They have received plaudits from folk royalty including Seth Lakeman, Jon Boden, Rod Clements, Declan Sinnott, BBC Introducing and have recently been endorsed by Seasalt Clothing. Playing over 100 gigs each year, these troubadours are to be found far and wide across our beautiful island. 'Damn Fine' - Mike Harding 'Phenomenal' BBC Introducing 'Definitely one of the best folk acts I've heard in a long while' - Music News 9/10 'Stunning songwriting and heart-rending arrangements' - Americana UK 'I would stake money on a bright future for Harbottle & Jonas' - Folkwords 'Two Amazing Musicians' - Seasalt Clothing 'A Really Unique Sound' - Seth Lakeman 'Thoroughly Enjoyable' - Jon Boden (Bellowhead) 'Fabulous' - Declan Sinnott (Christy Moore) Supported: Martin Carthy, Seth Lakeman, Declan Sinnott, Ruarri Joseph, Mark Chadwick and Maz O'Connor. Interesting Facts: Had a beer named after our debut album. Appeared on Italian and Irish Television. Busked across Europe. Endorsed by Seasalt Clothing. Have had their music streamed in excess of 1,000,000 times in 25 different countries. Audio Link: https://harbottleandjonas.bandcamp.com Web links: https://www.facebook.com/HarbottleandJonas/ www.harbottleandjonas.com https://twitter.com/David_Harbottle https://www.youtube.com/user/dmharbottle1 https://soundcloud.com/harbottleandjonas

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Tristan Mackay 2017 Tour

on Thu, 23 Nov 2017 at Bridgwater Arts Centre 7:30pm

Two times no.1 iTunes songsmith Tristan Mackay is touring the UK ahead of recording his third album.

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Euros Childs

on Thu, 23 Nov 2017 at Manchester The Whiskey Jar 7:30pm

Euros Childs is a solo artist hailing from Pembrokeshire south Wales. Having fronted the band Gorky's Zygotic Mynci from 1991 until 2004, Euros went solo and has released 12 solo albums to date the last nine having been released on Euros' own National Elf label. 'I set up my own record label so that I could never be dropped,' says Euros. 'I'm on the label for life.' His latest album, House Arrest, is due out on 17 November on National Elf. It was recorded by Stephen Black (aka Sweet Baboo) and Euros at Gus' Dungeon II in Cardiff. The albums includes an ode to a colander (My Colander), the joys of being in a coma (Happy Coma), cannibals dining at an all-you-can-eat restaurant (Crystal and Misty), as well as directions to a whist drive (Whist Drive). Euros plays all the instruments himself: I think around 12 or so keyboards were used in the end. Mostly bought in car boot sales and charity shops. One was found in a skip. They'd been hanging round the house for a long time it was good to put them to use. Euros will be embarking on his first UK tour in two years around the release of House Arrest. In recent year's Euros has toured with a band but this time round things will be different: 'It'll be a keyboards and drum machine set up. Which will give me the chance to play material I've never played live before more of the synthesisers based stuff. There'll be two of us onstage. I'm very much looking forward to it.' This show takes place in the live music basement of The Whiskey Jar, situated on Tariff Street in the Northern Quarter.

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Steve James

on Thu, 23 Nov 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. -------- STEVE JAMES Described as an underground legend, this veteran of the British folk and blues scene makes his first appearance at The Green Note! His singing style and touted skills on guitar, slide guitar and mandolin are directly influenced by early mentors like Furry Lewis and Howard Armstrong. Rather than reciting lessons from these masters, however, he has followed their directive to get your own song; and his set is livened by creative songwriting and musical arrangements. Decades of world travel at street level have also made a storyteller of this post-modern songster. He has a rare gift for using traditional forms with complete naturalness. says author/musician Elijah Wald. Roots guitar shaman Jorma Kaukonen states simply: He's one of the best I know.

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Fanny's Parlour

on Thu, 23 Nov 2017 at Martock Secret Venue 7:30pm

2 course seasonal supper and 2 amazing live acts

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Alasdair Roberts

on Fri, 24 Nov 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 Alasdair Roberts, 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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Alasdair Roberts

on Fri, 24 Nov 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 Alasdair Roberts, 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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Jody Kruskal

on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 at Stratford-upon-Avon Ryepiece Barn 7:15pm

If you only see one concertina player live this year then make sure it's Jody Kruskal. We're delighted that we've managed to bag one of his sought-after November UK tour slots. [Jody] really swings. You've got to be a truly great...concertina player to....get music like that out of the squeezebox. Great stuff - Mike Harding The ticket price includes a delicious vegetarian supper from our super chef Bev. Bring your own drink and glasses and be sure to have a magical evening you won't forget.

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Tom Russell

on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 at Lowdham Village Hall 7:30pm

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

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Frigg (finland)

on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 at Malvern Colwall Village Hall 7:00pm

Doors 7.00pm On-stage 8.00pm Info only 01684 540366 Fizzing Finnish fiddle septet - they're back! Their last Malvern gig sold out two months in advance. A leading act on the Nordic scene, Frigg have dazzled Celtic Connections, The Scots Fiddle Festival, Fiddles On Fire, Cambridge Folk Festival, Orkney Folk Festival & many more. There's a growing appreciation of their fiddle-founded Nordgrass sound - a mix of Nordic folk and bluegrass. Possibly the most exciting, uplifting, gut-wrenching & hip-twitching band in the Northern Hemisphere. Don't miss this blizzard of jigs, reels & bluegrass inventions. Scandomusic as good as it gets! New album out this summer...

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Winter Wilson At Bingham Folk Club

on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 at Bingham Rugby Club Pavilion 8:00pm

Scots/English duo Winter Wilson are not only a very popular duo on the UK folk circuit but they have also toured across the globe, including recently to Australia and New Zealand. Their albums have always been well received by the critics and the latest release, 'Ashes & Dust', has also had some fantastic reviews, helping to further enhanced Winter Wilson's reputation. Following on from their visit to Bingham they will be supporting folk-rock legends Fairport Convention on a thirty date UK tour early in 2018! Catch them here whilst you can! Music starts at 8.30pm and finishes at 11pm. Admission at the door on the night for people without tickets will be £8 - and only possible if space permits.

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Frigg's Finnish Fiddle Tunes Workshop

on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 at Malvern Colwall Village Hall 5:00pm

Workshop 5.30-6.30pm, welcome from 5.00pm For all string players. Band members offer a stirring string experience of Scandinavian tunes - jigs, reels, polkas, schottisches, waltzes - taught by ear but with the offer of scores for future reference. For next generation players, intermediate & established players. Classical, traditional, jazz and folk players all welcome!! Bring a bite to eat between workshop and concert

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Chris Wood

on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

at art school they said I had a remarkable eye for trivia, like it was a bad thing. Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the un-official history of the English speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables. A self-taught musician, composer and song writer, Chris is a lifelong autodidact whose independent streak shines through everything he does. Always direct and unafraid to speak his mind, his song writing has been praised for its surgical clarity. He cites his major influence as Anon. His latest album, 'So Much to Defend', includes reflections on minor league football, empty nest syndrome, learning to swim, Cook-in Sauce and, not least, the Gecko as a metaphor for contemporary society. Hollow Point; his chilling ballad of the shooting of Jean Charles Menezez, won a BBC Folk Award (he's won six) and emphatically secured Wood's place as a serious speech-master for the unofficial history of England. Collaborators include Martin Carthy, Dizraeli, Billy Bragg, Andy Cutting, Andy Irvine, Karine Polwart, Jean Francois Vrod, The Imagined Village, Hugh Lupton, Martin Butler and many others. On stage Chris has the air of a craftsman who no longer needs to be precious about his art. Without any apparent effort he reaches deep into an enviable repertoire of songs before revealing another gem. 'As close as it gets to a perfect union of voice and guitar, lyrics and melody, compassion, irony, realism, wit, and humanity.' - The Herald ***** 5 Stars 'Nobody comes even close to equaling his bird's-eye-view.' - THE IRISH TIMES ***** 5 Stars 'a rarefied talent, both as writer and interpreter.' - MOJO **** 4 Stars

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Worry Dolls

on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Worry Dolls are a folk duo that have been making waves in the London Indie-Folk scene, and across the UK from Glastonbury Festival to Derry, collecting praise and accolades as they go. Many will have seen the Worry Dolls supporting Joan Armatrading on tour, or may have heard their songs played on Radio 2 and BBC6 Music. Their bond was created through their fiery locks, but developed through creating music which is characterised by sublime harmonies, and tongue-in-cheek, honest lyrics. The brilliantly quirky duo Worry Dolls -a super-shiny beacon of joy in a dreamland far, far away from the persistently 'regular' sound of folk that's flooding the charts right now The Huffington Post It's no secret that we think Worry Dolls are pretty special - For Folk's Sake Two girls about to break yourheart,sew it back together and leave you smiling for days. Declan Bennett(Once the Musical/Eastenders) Humorous and charming folk-songwriting combined with sublime harmonies Neil Cowley (Neil Cowley Trio, Adele) FolkGeek.net -What sets Worry Dolls apart is their sense of humour. See tongue in cheek single 'Oliver' about their infatuation with a West End drag queen as a prime example. www.worrydollsmusic.com FACEBOOK.COM/WORRYDOLLSMUSIC SOUNDCLOUD.COM/WORRYDOLLS YOUTUBE.COM/WORRYDOLLSMUSIC

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Adam Holmes & The Embers, Plus Rachel Sermanni

on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 at Biggar Municipal Hall 7:30pm

Rachel will be on stage at 8pm sharp.

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Alice Jones

on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Alice Jones is an exciting young folk singer, multi-instrumentalist and dancer from West Yorkshire. Many of you may have seen her touring with Pete Coe in their show In Search of Five Finger Frank celebrating the music of folksong collector Frank Kidson. Solo, Alice sings mainly traditional English and American folk songs accompanying herself on piano, harmonium, tenor guitar and sometimes only body or foot percussion. She also plays the clarinet, whistle and is a dancer specialising in Appalachian clogging as well as other forms of percussive and traditional folk dance. The Ripponden-based artist has a background deeply rooted in the English folk tradition, having first been exposed to folk music by her parents as a babe in arms. But she also has a keen interest in American folk song, particularly the vast collections of Cecil Sharp and Frank & Anne Warner.

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Alice Jones

on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Alice Jones is an exciting young folk singer, multi-instrumentalist and dancer from West Yorkshire. Many of you may have seen her touring with Pete Coe in their show In Search of Five Finger Frank celebrating the music of folksong collector Frank Kidson. Solo, Alice sings mainly traditional English and American folk songs accompanying herself on piano, harmonium, tenor guitar and sometimes only body or foot percussion. She also plays the clarinet, whistle and is a dancer specialising in Appalachian clogging as well as other forms of percussive and traditional folk dance. The Ripponden-based artist has a background deeply rooted in the English folk tradition, having first been exposed to folk music by her parents as a babe in arms. But she also has a keen interest in American folk song, particularly the vast collections of Cecil Sharp and Frank & Anne Warner.

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Oxjam Ceilidh

on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 at Beeston Royal British Legion 7:30pm

The ever-popular Oxjam Ceilidh with foot-stomping live music to dance to - dancing starts at 8. Licensed bar - plenty of parking. This is an Oxjam Beeston Music Festival event - all profits to Oxfam.

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Oxjam Ceilidh

on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 at Beeston Royal British Legion 7:30pm

The ever-popular Oxjam Ceilidh with foot-stomping live music to dance to - dancing starts at 8. Licensed bar - plenty of parking. This is an Oxjam Beeston Music Festival event - all profits to Oxfam.

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Friday Folk-punk Fun W/ Jake & The Jellyfish + More

on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 at London New Cross Inn 7:00pm

Jake & The Jellyfish Jake and the jellyfish are a four piece hailing straight outta Leeds. Armed with foot stomping folk tunes, sing your heart out punk anthems and a hint of ska, they've toured extensively in a beat up old post office van bringing an energetic atmosphere and drunken sing alongs to venues across the UK and Mainland Europe. Playing festivals like Rebellion, Kendal Calling and Beat-herder and sharing stages with bands such as The Skints, Random Hand and Beans on Toast they've definitely carved their own foothold in the DIY music scene. http://www.jakeandthejellyfish.com/ Joe Sullivan & The Happiness Werewolves "A man who seems very jaded with the world and portrays those feelings excellently through the medium of music" - Colin's Punk Rock Blog "Folk punk with melodies to make you dance and deadpan lyrics to make you think of Billy Bragg" - White Lion http://happinesswerewolf.bandcamp.com/ Efa Supertramp Efa Supertramp is a punk folk singer from Wales. She has been making a name for herself in the underground scene in the UK with her truthful attitude to life and politics. She sings in both English and her mother-tongue Welsh, a minority language. Efa is young, energetic and original. Her songs are angry but uplifting. She hates money, power and greed but loves living life as free as she can. She has toured all over the UK and Europe, playing in protests, squats, street corners, living rooms, bars and festivals, and has supported punk legends such as The Damned, TV Smith (The Adverts), Viv Albertine (The Slits) and Attila The Stockbroker. http://afiach.bandcamp.com/ £5 / Happy hour 6pm / Gig 7pm / Party after the bands until 2am Picture credit to Warren Terror, of The Jellyfish at NXI in 2014 Couple of slots available, send your folk-punk jams to paul@newcrossinn.com / ollie@newcrossinn.com

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Ninebarrow

on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 at Doncaster Catholic Club 7:30pm

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The Jaywalkers

on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes 7:30pm

Folk, Bluegrass, Country and Western Swing music in the form of virtuosic instrumentals

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Demachena

on Fri, 24 Nov 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. -------- Over the last two decades that Demachena have been creating music together, they have been pushing the boundaries that define musical genres. Harnessing their individual cultural experiences in a never-ending attempt to amalgamate these musical influences into a homogeneous style. The result is an inimitable concoction with influences as far ranging as traditional Shona mbira and Flamenco, providing a familiar sound to more obscure genres. Every performance is a pulsating and riveting musical journey.

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Harri Endersby

on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 at Barnstaple The Plough @ St Anne's 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. We are delighted to be presenting live events in this beautiful Grade One listed former chapel in the heart of Barnstaple. There are only 55 seats available so book early.

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Flamenco With Alma Gitana

on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 at London Cafe Barcelona 7:00pm

An evening of spectacular flamenco music & dance, with special guest Vincenzo Fratelli on harmonica. Lourdes Fernandez: Dance Andres Garcia: Guitar Javier Moreno: Vocals Demi Garcia: percussion Please note that seats/tables are limited, on a first come first serve basis. Food & wine available on the night Doors 7pm / Music starts 8.30pm www.almagitana.co.uk Cafe Barcelona Tel. 02087 699169

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Have Mercy Jug Band

on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 at London Green Note 8:30pm

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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ HAVE MERCY JUG BAND: A unique trio playing a piping hot mixture of blues, ragtime and jug band music that is spontaneous, soulful, lyrical, humorous and rhythmically infectious. Featuring the music of: The Memphis Jug Band, Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers, Henry Thomas, Sonny Boy Williamson 1st and more.... '.. a marvellous and authentic folkblues that comes straight from the gut and spreads through the audience like wildfire' (Rostock International Blues Festival) Have Mercy Jug Band are: Henry Heggen Vocals, Harmonica and Jug Bob Morgan - Piano and Clarinet. Brian Barnet Guitar and Vocals.Micha Maass - Extra percussion, washboard, spoons

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Fanny's Roving Folk Club

on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 at Bridport The Chapel in the Garden 8:00pm

lovely bands and our great cheap bar !

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Fanny's Roving Folk Club

on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 at Bridport The Chapel in the Garden 8:00pm

lovely bands and our great cheap bar !

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Acoustic Haven - Velvet And Stone & Tbc - 24th November 2017

on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 at Totnes St Johns Church 6:30pm

Velvet and Stone: ***** Maverick Music Magazine UK, brilliant band weaving a rich tapestry of keyboards, bass, guitar and violin, led by excellent vocalist Lara Snowdon. Main Act: tbc so watch this space... exciting news in the pipeline www.acoustichaven.co.uk The Venue: Held at St. John's Church in Bridgetown, Totnes. Acoustic Haven is an Excellent celebration of community and live-music. Great atmosphere & top quality music for all ages with visuals and projected artwork by Mike Boyer and Clive Dragon. Top quality sound with support from DbS and music upstairs mixed by 99%Funky. Award winning Local brews from the bar (New Lion Brewery and Albert Ale), and a Cafe upstairs serving delicious soup from Tideford Organics and home-made cakes and chai tea. Children welcome when accompanied by a responsible adult. We Support: Acoustic Haven is a fundraiser for two local land-based projects. THE HILLYFIELD www.thehillyfield.co.uk The Hillyfield manages 46acres of mixed woodland and pasture on the south of Dartmoor National Park for environmental and community benefit. They are caught in a Public Inquiry with the National Park planners and need help to stand up for small-woodland restoration. To find out more, volunteer, or buy home-grown timber or firewood then visit www.thehillyfield.co.uk THE LIVING PROJECTS www.facebook.com/thelivingprojects The Living Projects is an umbrella group for individuals and organisations in the Totnes area who care about a sustainable future. They look after a 5acre growing project on the edge of Dartington and hold occasional events.

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Acoustic Haven - Velvet And Stone & Tbc - 24th November 2017

on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 at Totnes St Johns Church 6:30pm

Velvet and Stone: ***** Maverick Music Magazine UK, brilliant band weaving a rich tapestry of keyboards, bass, guitar and violin, led by excellent vocalist Lara Snowdon. Main Act: tbc so watch this space... exciting news in the pipeline www.acoustichaven.co.uk The Venue: Held at St. John's Church in Bridgetown, Totnes. Acoustic Haven is an Excellent celebration of community and live-music. Great atmosphere & top quality music for all ages with visuals and projected artwork by Mike Boyer and Clive Dragon. Top quality sound with support from DbS and music upstairs mixed by 99%Funky. Award winning Local brews from the bar (New Lion Brewery and Albert Ale), and a Cafe upstairs serving delicious soup from Tideford Organics and home-made cakes and chai tea. Children welcome when accompanied by a responsible adult. We Support: Acoustic Haven is a fundraiser for two local land-based projects. THE HILLYFIELD www.thehillyfield.co.uk The Hillyfield manages 46acres of mixed woodland and pasture on the south of Dartmoor National Park for environmental and community benefit. They are caught in a Public Inquiry with the National Park planners and need help to stand up for small-woodland restoration. To find out more, volunteer, or buy home-grown timber or firewood then visit www.thehillyfield.co.uk THE LIVING PROJECTS www.facebook.com/thelivingprojects The Living Projects is an umbrella group for individuals and organisations in the Totnes area who care about a sustainable future. They look after a 5acre growing project on the edge of Dartington and hold occasional events.

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Dana & Susan Robinson @ Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 25 Nov 2017 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards 7:30pm

It's a joy to see this duo back in North Devon after far too long. With blazing fiddle and banjo tunes, harmony singing and poignant songs and stories, these two take you on their journey across America, and convey the mystery and wonder of the places they visit. A native of the Pacific Northwest of the US, Dana relocated to New England and discovered a thriving songwriters' scene and a deep well of traditional mountain music. Susan's background was in both classical music and the Scottish fiddle music of her ancestors, and later she studied with many of the great old-time musicians. Together, they perform an exciting blend of original songs of the American landscape and Appalachian music, presenting the sound and feel of bedrock America. Add in guitar and mandolin and two rich, intimate voices, and quietly spectacular musicianship, and the result is a beautifully laid-back but enthralling evening with two lovely people.

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Jaywalkers

on Sat, 25 Nov 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Since reaching the finals of the BBC Young Folk Awards in 2008, Jaywalkers have cemented their place as one of the most exciting, virtuosic and entertaining young bands working on the British Folk scene. Effortlessly creating a unique sound based on their collective and individual musical backgrounds, the band takes influence from Folk, Bluegrass, Country and Western Swing music in the form of virtuosic instrumentals, three part harmony and impressive slap bass. Add good humour, tasteful arrangements and exceptional musicianship to the mix and they are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. The music Jaywalkers create is in­novative, rooted deeply in tradition, and exhilarating. Jaywalkers are making a very welcome return from ACE Space.

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Jaywalkers

on Sat, 25 Nov 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Since reaching the finals of the BBC Young Folk Awards in 2008, Jaywalkers have cemented their place as one of the most exciting, virtuosic and entertaining young bands working on the British Folk scene. Effortlessly creating a unique sound based on their collective and individual musical backgrounds, the band takes influence from Folk, Bluegrass, Country and Western Swing music in the form of virtuosic instrumentals, three part harmony and impressive slap bass. Add good humour, tasteful arrangements and exceptional musicianship to the mix and they are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. The music Jaywalkers create is in­novative, rooted deeply in tradition, and exhilarating. Jaywalkers are making a very welcome return from ACE Space.

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Sat, 25 Nov 2017 at Newcastle upon Tyne All Saints Church 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. They are now coming to All Saints' Church in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne in November 2017 playing from 1930 Gilmore & Roberts www.GilmoreRoberts.co.uk 'Best Duo' nominees - BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016 'Hot property' - fRoots CONFLICT TOURISM released 18.09.15 Featured on The Telegraph's 'Best Folk Albums of 2015' list www.facebook.com/GilmoreRoberts www.twitter.com/GilmoreRoberts www.youtube.com/GilmoreRoberts

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Sat, 25 Nov 2017 at Newcastle upon Tyne All Saints Church 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. They are now coming to All Saints' Church in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne in November 2017 playing from 1930 Gilmore & Roberts www.GilmoreRoberts.co.uk 'Best Duo' nominees - BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016 'Hot property' - fRoots CONFLICT TOURISM released 18.09.15 Featured on The Telegraph's 'Best Folk Albums of 2015' list www.facebook.com/GilmoreRoberts www.twitter.com/GilmoreRoberts www.youtube.com/GilmoreRoberts

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Kim Lowings & The Greenwood At Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 25 Nov 2017 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:00pm

Inspired by the folk tradition, Kim Lowings and The Greenwood perform their songs with a contemporary twist. Their live shows are an energetic blend of original compositions and traditional songs. Kim Lowings, Andrew Lowings, Tim Rogers and Dave Sutherland bring together their multi-instrumental skill and individual experience resulting in an innovative and sensitive approach to arrangements. The motivation is to keep the tradition alive and to share their own tales. The group began as a collective in 2011 with Kim and her Dad, Andrew, collaborating with Midlands musicians. Since then the Greenwood has become an established four-piece on the British folk scene. Their recorded work includes their debut album This Life (2012), EP Deepest, Darkest Night (2013) and their latest album Historia (2015) heralded as "beautiful and enchanting by Living Tradition and "Absolutely captivating R2 Magazine ★★★★ www.wychwoodfolkclub.com http://kimlowings.com/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Gk2Ha56dnI www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0wLqeL8lyg www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYoGVI3X1S8

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Harri Endersby

on Sat, 25 Nov 2017 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

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 new album 'Homes/Lives' presents a transition in style, beginning with acoustic, stripped-back tracks whilst gradually introducing electronic instrumentation and beats as the album progresses. This interweaving of genres has been inspired by Harri's love of Icelandic electro-folk and the likes of Ásgeir and Samaris. 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 Website: www.harriendersby.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/harriendersbymusic Twitter: twitter.com/harriendersby

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Jim White

on Sat, 25 Nov 2017 at Guildford St Mary's Church 7:30pm

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Peggy & Aj

on Sat, 25 Nov 2017 at Canterbury The Kingston Barn 7:00pm

An Evening of Mirth and Mischief "When musical virtuoso Dave Pegg, sporting decades of experience in bands such as Fairport Convention and Jethro Tull bumped into Anthony John Clarke, now accepted as one of the most entertaining and amusing raconteurs and songwriters on the folk scene, we all knew something special was bound to happen and it did!! Nearly ten years on these great pals still tour with one of the most engaging and funny musical evenings ever. Great tunes, great songs, great gags and surprises galore. The guys strongly recommend you bring all your medication! " Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £12 Online £13 Offline £14 Door

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Peggy & Aj

on Sat, 25 Nov 2017 at Canterbury The Kingston Barn 7:00pm

An Evening of Mirth and Mischief "When musical virtuoso Dave Pegg, sporting decades of experience in bands such as Fairport Convention and Jethro Tull bumped into Anthony John Clarke, now accepted as one of the most entertaining and amusing raconteurs and songwriters on the folk scene, we all knew something special was bound to happen and it did!! Nearly ten years on these great pals still tour with one of the most engaging and funny musical evenings ever. Great tunes, great songs, great gags and surprises galore. The guys strongly recommend you bring all your medication! " Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £12 Online £13 Offline £14 Door

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Live Music With Sally Barker

on Sat, 25 Nov 2017 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 7:00pm

Live Music With Sally Barker Chris Conway & Dan Britton! Saturday 25th November 2017 Tickets £9 or £10 on the night Doors open 7pm 7:30pm start https://ketteringartscentre.com/events-2017/live-music-with-sally-barker-chris-conway-dan-britton/ SALLY BARKER Sally Barker is a singer's singer and a songwriter's songwriter. You will remember the very first time you heard her sing for her voice is like no other. She has the ability to lift the words off the page and can move people to tears armed with that 'bucket-full of soul' voice. As a singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Sally has had a long, varied and successful career in music, and, though often labeled a folk artist, her appeal stretches across many more musical genres. A much respected solo artist with half a dozen solo albums to her name, Sally is also celebrated for her live and studio work fronting all-female folk supergroup, The Poozies. In 2014 she achieved national celebrity when she was a finalist in the BBC One talent contest, The Voice, finishing a respectable joint second place, and memorably moving judge Sir Tom Jones to tears with her rendition of Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood. Sally has, in addition, supported many of the all time music greats including Bob Dylan and Robert Plant. "For me, it was just full of emotion. It was so beautiful that I couldn't help myself. You swept me off my feet. Sir Tom Jones, The Voice "Sally changes the atmosphere in a room when she sings." BBC Radio 2's Chris Evans "I have to say you sound amazing and angelic." Will.i.am "That was beautiful. Sally makes the room stop." Kylie Minogue "Her enormous vocal range and stupendous control can relax or rouse at will - she coaxes her voice from that of a mild modern English rose to raw throated blues." Edinburgh Fringe Festival review Chris Conway and Dan Britton Chris Conway and Dan Britton are a powerful combination demonstrated to anyone who has caught them live, and on their 3 albums Just Be Real on A New Day Records, Live, and Safe Harbour on Oblong Music, and their Live In Edinburgh DVD. Chis Conway is best known as the multi-instrumental wizard in the Vikki Clayton Band. He has worked with members of Jethro Tull and Fairport Convention, Talvin Singh and toured with Monkee Peter Tork. He has made 8 songs albums, several acclaimed in Q Magazine, Mojo, and Time Out. Dan Britton has played with Jackie Leven and Cathy Lesurf and has supported the likes of the Saw Doctors and Dick Gaughan. He has released several nationally acclaimed albums and featured on Radio 2 as lead singer with the Katy Lied project. A passionate performer, his powerful voice and stage presence immediately attracts attention. Together they have toured the UK, supported Bob Geldof. Frances Black, Jefferson Starship, Country Joe McDonald, and Roy Wood. As well as their song sets, they also are part of Celtic band Govannen. Blending American and Celtic styles, and between them playing guitars, flutes and whistles, keyboards, bodhran, kalimbas as well as their fantastically strong vocals, they have the unique ability to sound like a full band. They rock!

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Gordon Giltrap & Nick Hooper

on Sat, 25 Nov 2017 at Finstock Village Hall 7:30pm

TWO FRIENDS SHARING MUSIC Plenty of solos from Gordon and Nick, as well as some duos. Doors 7.30pm for 8.00pm. Bar. GORDON GILTRAP As one of the UK's most respected guitarists, the legendary Gordon Giltrap has graced the music business with his dedication to his craft and affection for his audience for over 40 years. Playing the guitar from the age of 12, he never received formal tuition, and gradually developed his own style and technique. His musical styles cross several genres, including folk, blues, folk-rock, pop, classical and rock. He was signed to Transatlantic Records at the age of 18, and has released numerous acclaimed albums, including the 1976 album Visionary, based on the art and poetry of William Blake. His follow-up album Perilous Journey was named by the Sunday Times as one of the best albums of 1977. Gordon enjoyed a brief spell in the 70s as a pop star, with a trio of now classic albums and hit singles: 'Heartsong' (nominated for an Ivor Novello award, and fondly remembered as the theme tune to the BBC's Holiday programme) and 'Fear of the Dark', while Gordon himself rates the bestselling 2007 album Troubadour as his finest work. Gordon has performed alongside Bert Jansch (one of his major influences), John Renbourn, Brian May, Rick Wakeman and Mike Oldfield, amongst many others. 'Gordon Giltrap is one of the best acoustic guitar players in the world. His concerts and playing are breathtaking. He's also very witty, and I love the fact that he has not cut his hair!' Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple and Blackmore's Night) 'Gordon Giltrap is one of an elite few who truly have become legendary in their field in their own lifetime.' - Brian May NICK HOOPER Although Nick Hooper is better known as a film-music composer, he started his musical career as a guitarist, studying at The Royal College of Music, and receiving tuition from John Williams and others. In the late 70s he toured widely under the auspices of Yehudi Menuhin's Live Music Now, and also The British Council. In the 1980s Nick released a folk album Turning Tables with Chris Leslie, and a solo album of music by J S Bach which was critically acclaimed, comparing his playing to that of John Williams and Andres Segovia. Decades later, after a successful film music career, scoring two Harry potter films and winning many awards, Nick has returned to his first love the guitar. He joined forces with his wife Judith to form the duo Henderson:Hooper, started a folk series which has now become 'Pop-up Folk', and helped form the Dellywellyboot Band. A couple of years ago Nick recorded an album of mainly Irish music Six Strings, and it was this that caused him to meet Gordon Giltrap: Gordon generously helped him to get his new Fylde guitar a copy of Gordon's. Of Six Strings: 'It's a complete joy. It's going to be one of those albums that I play a lot, because it's got that kind of calm spaciousness about it too, which is absolutely brilliant. Yeah, love it!' Chris Leslie

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Michele And Romeo Stodart Present.....

on Sat, 25 Nov 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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Winter Mountain

on Sat, 25 Nov 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:00pm

Hailing from the wild and beautiful northern shores of Cornwall, UK Winter Mountain blends melodic songs, an extraordinary voice and heartfelt lyrics in a sound reminiscent of a time before digital recording, when the emphasis fell on the importance of the live performance and the essence of the song. The Spring '17 full band tour was received incredibly well all over the UK with MusicRiot.com calling Winter Mountains London show 'a night of exceptional music from a blistering, shimmering 4 piece comprised of exemplary musicians who recreate and re-energise the soulful, folk-rock songs from the extraordinary albums that have won Winter Mountain so much acclaim ★★★★★'. Having toured the UK and Europe extensively as both headliner and support (Seal, Guy Garvey, The Feeling, Richard Thompson, Seth Lakeman, Ben Ottewell of Gomez and many, many more!) Winter Mountain is a songwriter in the truest sense of the word: Think the intimate lyrical poetry of Paul Simon and the passion of Springsteen meeting the roots of great pop tinged with traditional celtic folk. In November '16 Winter Mountain released his highly anticipated and critically acclaimed second album 'I Swear I Flew'. Multiple tracks from the album have received radio play from BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 6, RTE Radio 1 in Ireland and others around the world. Reviews for both the album and Joe's recent live shows have been stacked with praise, come and see for yourself why so many people are starting to listen to Winter Mountain.

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Laura Smyth And Ted Kemp

on Sat, 25 Nov 2017 at London Heath Street Church 7:30pm

Laura Smyth and Ted Kemp perform traditional songs from England and beyond, with special attention given to their respective homes in the North West and East Anglia. While placing a great value on unaccompanied solo and harmony singing, they also accompany themselves on English concertina, 5-string banjo, cello, and guitar.

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The Lost Sound Devon Folk Choir

on Sat, 25 Nov 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

The Lost Sound, a cappella, mixed voice chorus, is gaining a much deserved reputation among Devon's folk community. The best choir in the region Phil Beer The Lost Sound, a cappella, mixed voice chorus, is gaining a much deserved reputation among Devon's folk community. They perform a varied programme of trad and new folk music in rich 4 8 part harmony. Songs that have inspired centuries of singers, have re- inspired new harmonies, textures and interpretations. Using the best choral skills and exquisite contemporary arrangements, the chorus breathes new life into traditional songs. The commitment, joy and sheer passion in their singing, have deeply moved both audiences and fellow performers alike. 'The Lost Sound - sound gorgeous!' Steve Knightley 'Stunning, mesmerising, haunting, exquisite performance on Friday at Exeter Cathedral' Audience

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The Jar Family

on Sat, 25 Nov 2017 at Chelmsford The Bassment Club 7:45pm

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

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Thunderbridge Bluegrass Band

on Sat, 25 Nov 2017 at South Molton George Hotel;'' 7:00pm

The west country's own favourite bluegrass band, Thunderbridge, have returned triumphant to the live music scene in recent years as a quintet, still delivering the best in original material, five-part harmonies and top-notch acoustic picking. Formed in Somerset in 2005, Thunderbridge Bluegrass Band have since been thrilling audiences all over with their original material, five-part harmonies and top-notch acoustic picking. Now a quintet (fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar and double bass), the band have recently appeared on US television and also appeared at the year's Country 2 Country festival at London's 02 Arena. With 6 albums under their belts, the band continue to play the throughout the UK at festivals and arts centres and this autumn make another welcome return to The George Hotel.

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Contraband Winter Concert

on Sat, 25 Nov 2017 at Arlington Village Hall 7:30pm

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Contraband Winter Concert

on Sat, 25 Nov 2017 at Arlington Village Hall 7:30pm

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Fanny's Roving Folk Club

on Sat, 25 Nov 2017 at Langport All Saints Hall 8:00pm

2 fabulous acts and the bar

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Fanny's Roving Folk Club

on Sat, 25 Nov 2017 at Langport All Saints Hall 8:00pm

2 fabulous acts and the bar

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A Christmas Carol- A Folk Opera

on Sat, 25 Nov 2017 at Staveley Roundhouse 7:30pm

With this quintessential Victorian Christmas classic Green Matthews bring you a brand-new retelling of the most thrilling Yuletide adventure of them all Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. First published in 1843, the story is credited with reinventing and reinvigorating the British Christmas and has been loved by every generation since. Using new lyrics and traditional English folk tunes, GreenMatthews (with special guest Jude Rees of Pilgrims's Way) use a bewitching blend of voices and instruments to create a musical retelling of this seasonal tale. Ticket price includes free mulled wine and a mince pie!

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A Christmas Carol- A Folk Opera

on Sat, 25 Nov 2017 at Staveley Roundhouse 7:30pm

With this quintessential Victorian Christmas classic Green Matthews bring you a brand-new retelling of the most thrilling Yuletide adventure of them all Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. First published in 1843, the story is credited with reinventing and reinvigorating the British Christmas and has been loved by every generation since. Using new lyrics and traditional English folk tunes, GreenMatthews (with special guest Jude Rees of Pilgrims's Way) use a bewitching blend of voices and instruments to create a musical retelling of this seasonal tale. Ticket price includes free mulled wine and a mince pie!

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Mawkin

on Sun, 26 Nov 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

One of brit-folks brightest new guns: a blistering 5-piece band fusing folk, blues and rock. On the cutting edge of the contemporary music scene with all the verve and mystique of ancient folk music traditions from across the globe. Rousing songs of rebellion are sung by brothers David Delarre (Eliza Carthy, Tred) and fiddler James Delarre (Saul Rose & James Delarre, Topette) all underpinned by the virtuosic bellowing of Nick Cooke's melodeon (Kate Rusby, Jim Moray) and a solid rhythm section with Danny Crump on Bass and Lee Richardson (Diverted, Extreme Music) on Drums. **** Invigorating, Highly Inventive Q Magazine **** Unapologetically Energetic Songlines Magazine **** Gutsy, Impressive, Exquisite The Guardian http://www.mawkin.co.uk Twitter: @therealmawkin http://www.facebook.com/therealmawkin

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Show Of Hands In Concert

on Sun, 26 Nov 2017 at Canterbury Westgate Hall 7:30pm

Show Of Hands are England's most successful acoustic roots duo - Steve Knightley and Phil Beer. Their widespread appeal is based on the combined power of Steve's original songs, the quality of their vocals and harmonies, and their multi-instrumental virtuosity. Their performances feature guitars, mandocello, fiddle, cuatro, viola and concertina. Packing venues from the smallest village hall to the Royal Albert Hall in London, the duo continue to produce original music popular the world over. They are now joined by Miranda Sykes on double bass as a regular member of Show of Hands

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Peter Knight's Gigspanner

on Sun, 26 Nov 2017 at Topsham Matthews Hall 7:30pm

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

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Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi

on Sun, 26 Nov 2017 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:00pm

Licensed Bar, wonderfully atmospheric separate performance space. This is the first UK tour by Guy along with fabulous Italian harmonica-player Fabrizio who collaborated with him on his album 'Juba Dance'.

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Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi

on Sun, 26 Nov 2017 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:00pm

Licensed Bar, wonderfully atmospheric separate performance space. This is the first UK tour by Guy along with fabulous Italian harmonica-player Fabrizio who collaborated with him on his album 'Juba Dance'.

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Andy White

on Sun, 26 Nov 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Belfast singer-songwriter Andy White's rare appearances in the UK are not to be missed, and he returns to Moseley November 26 with latest release 'Imaginary Lovers'. Writing with the likes of Neil and Tim Finn and Peter Gabriel, releasing twelve studio albums starting with 'Rave On' in 1986, Andy has had a stellar career in music while still keeping a firm grip on his have guitar, will travel folksinger ethos. "One of the finest songwriters of his generation" (R2 Magazine) "Breathlessly edgy and somehow heroic" (FRoots)

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Seamus Fogarty

on Sun, 26 Nov 2017 at Brighton Prince Albert 8:00pm

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Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith

on Sun, 26 Nov 2017 at Chester The Raven Folk Club 8:00pm

A superb duo who are fast becoming one of the hottest tickets in the land! In a very short time they have taken the scene by storm. Great singers and multi-instrumentalists who communicate through passion, humour and excellent muscianship. A must-see!

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Winter Mountain

on Sun, 26 Nov 2017 at Brighton Latest Music Bar 7:00pm

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Lisa Knapp (solo) + Support

on Sun, 26 Nov 2017 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Lisa emerged in 2007 with a remarkable debut 'Wild And Undaunted', a radiant style of traditional folk and self-penned song, with fiddle, hammer dulcimer, strings and banjo and sonic delights from the technological age. She was born and grew up in south London. Her musical development led her through drum and bass, teenage raves, acid house and an electric guitar bought to learn Jimi Hendrix songs. In her teens, she came across folk music when she heard a friend's parents' record collection. She then found for herself the extraordinary voices and vivid stories of Annie Briggs, Shirley Collins, Martin Carthy and Pentangle and she was hooked! In the intervening years, Lisa has established and evolved her own distinctive voice absorbing a wide range of influences and inspirations and crafting a sound song writing skill, at once beautiful, dramatic and adventurous. The 2013 follow-up 'The Hidden Seam' carried on her exploration in combining atmospheric sound textures with field recordings and in early 2014 one of the tracks earned her the accolade of a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Original Song ('Two Ravens') On her third album, 'Til April is out' released this Spring Knapp takes twelve tracks on dazzling, occasionally frightening journeys. Hooting owls and Radio Ballad-like descriptions of rituals give opener The Night Before May a sinister edge, while Staines Morris's thundering rhythms are full of lust, earth and glee. A tender, sparse duet with long-time folk-lover Graham Coxon, 'Searching for Lambs' is another highlight, while Knapp's voice throughout is a relevation, both pure and wild, springing free. Cuckoos, whirring clocks and buzzing flies add extra layers to this fascinating soundworld, on an album overflowing with warmth, light and waywardness. At TwickFolk Lisa will perform solo accompanying herself on an array of instruments. Lisa plays fiddle, clarsach, autoharp, banjo and shruti box and we can also expect some 'looping' and other technical wizardry. 'Lisa Knapp pushes the boat out into new and uncharted waters'. **** 4 Stars Songlines 'A truly compelling voice' fRoots

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Lisa Knapp (solo) + Support

on Sun, 26 Nov 2017 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Lisa emerged in 2007 with a remarkable debut 'Wild And Undaunted', a radiant style of traditional folk and self-penned song, with fiddle, hammer dulcimer, strings and banjo and sonic delights from the technological age. She was born and grew up in south London. Her musical development led her through drum and bass, teenage raves, acid house and an electric guitar bought to learn Jimi Hendrix songs. In her teens, she came across folk music when she heard a friend's parents' record collection. She then found for herself the extraordinary voices and vivid stories of Annie Briggs, Shirley Collins, Martin Carthy and Pentangle and she was hooked! In the intervening years, Lisa has established and evolved her own distinctive voice absorbing a wide range of influences and inspirations and crafting a sound song writing skill, at once beautiful, dramatic and adventurous. The 2013 follow-up 'The Hidden Seam' carried on her exploration in combining atmospheric sound textures with field recordings and in early 2014 one of the tracks earned her the accolade of a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Original Song ('Two Ravens') On her third album, 'Til April is out' released this Spring Knapp takes twelve tracks on dazzling, occasionally frightening journeys. Hooting owls and Radio Ballad-like descriptions of rituals give opener The Night Before May a sinister edge, while Staines Morris's thundering rhythms are full of lust, earth and glee. A tender, sparse duet with long-time folk-lover Graham Coxon, 'Searching for Lambs' is another highlight, while Knapp's voice throughout is a relevation, both pure and wild, springing free. Cuckoos, whirring clocks and buzzing flies add extra layers to this fascinating soundworld, on an album overflowing with warmth, light and waywardness. At TwickFolk Lisa will perform solo accompanying herself on an array of instruments. Lisa plays fiddle, clarsach, autoharp, banjo and shruti box and we can also expect some 'looping' and other technical wizardry. 'Lisa Knapp pushes the boat out into new and uncharted waters'. **** 4 Stars Songlines 'A truly compelling voice' fRoots

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Trad Attack

on Sun, 26 Nov 2017 at London Surya 7:30pm

"[Trad.Attack!] could well prove to be the European success of the summer" - The Guardian "...built on that enviable start to create an album that breathes, dances, and keeps close to their love of archival songs.... Can Estonia (and its bagpipes) be poised for musical world domination?" fRoots Exciting Estonian sounds in which the old and new collide and spark. Trad.Attack! has really turned Estonian music scene upside down by bringing traditional music to the big stages, building modern world around its archaic sounds. It is often said that the band with its three members sounds so big that you would think there's much more people on the stage. They take traditional songs sometimes starting with scratchy recordings of long vanished village voices and build pulsating rhythmic structures, creating an impressively big sound from acoustic 12-string guitar, drums and an array of whistles, bagpipes and jew's harps. All three band members grew up with music around them and each had been active on the Estonian music scene for more than 15 years before they started Trad.Attack! in 2014. In the beginning it was meant to be just simple, fun and experimental. Surprisingly for the band, their first tune Kooreke became a hit in Estonia Since then the band has received 14 Music Awards in Estonia, released their debut album "AH!" recognized internationally and toured in 31 countries from China to Canada, including significant showcase festivals as WOMEX, Eurosonic and Transmusicales.

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Wizz Jones

on Sun, 26 Nov 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. -------- Wizz Jones Acoustic Guitarist, Singer Songwriter and Bluesman. "Inspired by hearing Big Bill Broonzy and Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Wizz Jones learnt his guitar licks from the likes of Davy Graham and Long John Baldry whilst playing in the coffee bars of London's Soho in the late 1950's. He then followed the time-honoured buskers' trail from the streets of Paris to the markets of Marrakech during the early 1960's and returned to Britain with a unique acoustic guitar style, an eclectic repertoire and a 'right hand worthy of Broonzy'! John Renbourn, Clapton and Keith Richards have all named him as an important early influence and in May 2012 Bruce Springsteen opened his Berlin show with Wizz's song 'When I Leave Berlin'. After more than 50 years 'on the road' Wizz continues to tour on the Acoustic Folk and Blues circuit.

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Hadrian's Union At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 26 Nov 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Hadrian's Union are a five piece Contemporary Folk Indie band from the debateable lands of England and Scotland. Influences include: Lindisfarne, Home Service, Stackridge, Bonzo Dog Dooh Dah Band. Hadrian's Union have recently finished recording there most adventureous album to date, 'Aural Borderalis', which will be released in Summer 2017. The album is produced by Saul Rose (Faustus,Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band) and is an ecclectic mix of music inspired by the various influences brought to the Union by the members of the band. Hadrian's Union was formed in 2010 and signed to Fellside Records in 2013,they now have a brand new line up with BBC Folk Award Winners Brian Bell (Bass Guitar) & Robin Jowett (Melodeon and Keys),Malcolm Bushby (Violin & Bouzouki- previous bands include Folkestra and Tom McConville), Dave Pratt on drums with Hadrian's Union founding member Stew Simpson on Guitar and vocals. And it's about time we had them in Walthamamstow! 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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Hadrian's Union At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 26 Nov 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Hadrian's Union are a five piece Contemporary Folk Indie band from the debateable lands of England and Scotland. Influences include: Lindisfarne, Home Service, Stackridge, Bonzo Dog Dooh Dah Band. Hadrian's Union have recently finished recording there most adventureous album to date, 'Aural Borderalis', which will be released in Summer 2017. The album is produced by Saul Rose (Faustus,Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band) and is an ecclectic mix of music inspired by the various influences brought to the Union by the members of the band. Hadrian's Union was formed in 2010 and signed to Fellside Records in 2013,they now have a brand new line up with BBC Folk Award Winners Brian Bell (Bass Guitar) & Robin Jowett (Melodeon and Keys),Malcolm Bushby (Violin & Bouzouki- previous bands include Folkestra and Tom McConville), Dave Pratt on drums with Hadrian's Union founding member Stew Simpson on Guitar and vocals. And it's about time we had them in Walthamamstow! 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 Coalminers Upstairs At Ronnie Scotts - Feat: Bruce Mississippi Johnson

on Sun, 26 Nov 2017 at London Ronnie Scott's 6:30pm

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Martha Tilston At The Mortal Man

on Sun, 26 Nov 2017 at Troutbeck Mortal Man 8:00pm

Intimate one off gig. Come and listen to Martha's amazing voice. Price includes a hot supper. There are rooms available also please see Mortal Man website or contact us for one of these.

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Gluepot Neil Mcsweeney, M G Boulter, Lucy Farrell

on Sun, 26 Nov 2017 at Maidstone The Bowerhouse 7:30pm

"Gluepot is a new trio of Neil McSweeney, Lucy Farrell and M.G. Boulter. This four-song E.P. serves as a fine calling card on which they each sing lead and harmony vocals, supporting each other with some affectingly sympathetic slide guitar and fiddle accompaniments - none more so than on McSweeney's waltz-time Slow. Beautifully understated and loaded with atmosphere (check Farrell's sparse version of the traditional Vandy, Vandy), Gluepot are everyone's new favourite late-night UK festival band waiting-to-happen." Stephen Hunt, fRoots

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Peggy Seeger And Family 'the First Time Ever' Tour

on Mon, 27 Nov 2017 at York The Crescent Community Venue 7:30pm

Please Please You & The Black Swan Folk Club presents: Peggy Seeger And Family 'The First Time Ever' Tour The Crescent, York Monday 27th November, 7.30pm. £18adv More at http://www.pleasepleaseyou.com

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Cathryn Craig And Brian Willoughby

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

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Cathryn Craig And Brian Willoughby

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

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Daria Kulesh

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

With her striking voice and strong Russian and Ingush heritage, "bold, exotic, impressive" Daria Kulesh is a rising star and a unique character on the UK folk scene. Daria's intrepid quest to explore her family roots in the new solo album Long Lost Home has led her from the folk clubs of Hertfordshire to the mountains of Caucasus; from Cadogan Hall to Gradsky Hall in Moscow. The album has enjoyed rave reviews, described as "superb", "10/10", "remarkable", "a masterpiece", "a triumph", "fascinating and enjoyable in equal measure" and has led to high profile live performances as well as TV and radio appearances. Long Lost Home is mainly inspired by Ingushetia (Ghalghai Mokh) the lost home of Daria's Grandmother Fatima Akhrieva. A mountainous republic in the south of Russia, it's a land of immense beauty and harrowing tragedy, of fascinating culture and age-old traditions. But above all, Long Lost Home is an album for our times, exploring themes of displacement and (in)tolerance, identity and integrity, humanity and strength in the face of adversity, hope against hate; it's "an album for everyone", according to Northern Sky Magazine. Expect powerful, timeless human stories beautifully told in an eye-opening and profoundly uplifting musical experience. "Haunting and enigmatic" (The Times); "One of the most beautiful songs of the last 10 years" (Mike Harding); "One of the most refined and enjoyable voices around" (Folk All); "A definite contender for the best album of 2017" (FATEA).

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Sally Barker

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

In her career Sally has been a solo artist, member of the Poozies, The Jonie Mitchell Project and a Finalist on the Voice. Rather than cash in on the short term fame of the Voice, she has returned to her roots as a singer , songwriter and performer touring extensively as a solo artist, with Fotheringay and the Poozies and more recently as support for Fairport and Brookes Williams. Always true to her ideals and her music she is an emotive communicator of music. We are very lucky to have her at Chesham.

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Jw Jones

on Mon, 27 Nov 2017 at Worcester Marr's Bar 8:00pm

JW Jones, the award-winning Canadian blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, will release his new album High Temperature on Solid Blues Records via Proper Distribution in the UK and Europe on Friday 8th September 2017. The album dovetails a nationwide an 18-date nationwide UK tour in November starting at the Worthing Pavilion on Thursday 23rd November. High Temperature, produced by Nashville-based Colin Linden, recently won Best Self-Produced CD at the 2017 'International Blues Challenge' (via Blues Foundation in Memphis), and was also named the 'Hot Shot Debut' on the Billboard Top 10. High Temperature is the follow-up to JW's JUNO Award nominated 2014 album Belmont Boulevard, which was nominated for a Maple Blues Award, and held the #1 position on Canadian roots radio stations for 13 weeks. On the new LP, Linden takes JW into new territory with warm, analog-driven tones, and a wide-range of material. JW's evolution as a musician and vocalist shines through like never before. JW is ready to take his place among the greater blues-based musicians of the 21st century, says Linden. It's an absolute pleasure to have worked on the new album. Linden, an eight time JUNO and GRAMMY Award winner, is the musical director for the hit TV series Nashville, and over the years has produced albums for many iconic Canadian musicians including Bruce Cockburn and Colin James. High Temperature features JW's touring band Laura Greenberg (bass guitar) and Mathieu Lapensée (drums), plus an all-star cast of session musicians including bassist Dominic Davis (Jack White, Tom Jones, Beck), keyboard player Kevin McKendree (Brian Setzer, Delbert McClinton), and drummer Bryan Owings (Emmylou Harris, Robert Plant). Liam Russell sings harmonies on several tracks, and JW welcomes his first recorded duet with hit-songwriter Jaida Dreyer on her song How Many Hearts (co-written with Colin Linden). https://youtu.be/1Ipjf-dJpr4

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Dar Williams

on Mon, 27 Nov 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Dar Williams has been called one of America's very best singer-songwriters by The NewYorker. She's released ten studio albums and authored four books including her latest, What I Found In A Thousand Towns, to be released in September. Known as much for her staunch progressive ideals as her raw acoustic energy, Williams has been captivating audiences with her sheer elegance and honesty in her folk-pop songwriting since the '90s. Williams' growth as an individual over her two-decade-long career has gone hand-in-hand with her evolution as an artist, touring along the way with such distinguished peers as Joan Baez, Patty Griffin, Ani DiFranco, Loudon Wainwright III and Shawn Colvin among others. Dar's most recent album, Emerald, deals as bluntly as ever with the shadowy, subtle corners of humanity according to Rolling Stone, and was recorded with friends such as Richard Thompson, Jill Sobule, Jim Lauderdale, the Milk Carton Kids, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Suzzy Roche, the Hooters and others in various studios across the U.S. It is a sparkling collection of new original material, inspired collaborations and some surprising covers such as B.A.D.'s Johnny Appleseed making this album one of her best yet. "Dar Williams, one of America's very best singer-songwriters Her songs are beautiful. Some are like finely crafted short stories. They are, variously, devastatingly moving, tenderly funny, subtle without being in any way inaccessible, and utterly fresh - not a cliché or a clunker in her entire songbook." -The New Yorker

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Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys

on Mon, 27 Nov 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

aving already recorded and produced over 10 acclaimed records, had multiple live sessions and airplay on BBC Radio 2 and 3, and his music regularly featured on Sky Arts and Sky Sports, it's hard to believe that 24-year-old Cornwall-based folk singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Sam Kelly has only been performing live for 4 years. As a child, Sam spent many a night enraptured, listening to his Irish grandfather tell folk tales, sing songs, and play tunes on his melodeon. This awe and passion for Celtic music, coupled with a love for the heavy riffs of classic rock and blues, and a voice described by Mike Harding as 'one of my favourite voices ever' has led Sam on to produce some of the most exciting music on the British folk scene in recent years. With folk luminaries such as Kate Rusby, Seth Lakeman, and Cara Dillon waxing lyrical about Sam's live set, it seemed fitting when he was awarded the prestigious Horizon Award for emerging artists at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016 at London's Royal Albert Hall. Joining Sam in the full band line up for 2017 are Ciaran Algar (fiddle, tenor guitar, bouzouki), Jamie Francis (banjo), Toby Shaer (flutes, pipes, whistles, fiddle, cittern), Graham Coe (cello), Archie Moss (melodeon) and Evan Carson (percussion). Together, they are Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys. The band is working on a brand new album for 2018 with two concert tours and a festival season to promote. With an intoxicating mix of youthful exuberance and instrumental virtuosity, Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys breathe new life into traditional music, letting it rub shoulders with contemporary originals and even the occasional surprise rock cover. Chosen by Cambridge Folk Festival as the pick of the 2016 event, they have quickly become one of the most in-demand bands on the UK festival scene. Expect to hear haunting harmonies, soaring tunes and melodies, charming anecdotes and instrumental performances of the highest calibre, all led by Sam's unmistakable vocals. This is not a show to be missed.

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Sonic Blooms Album Launch Party!

on Mon, 27 Nov 2017 at London 100 Club 7:00pm

'Sonic Blooms' is a double album compilation of the UK's finest emerging alt-folk and new roots music, to be released November 27th on Folk & Honey, a new label created by the UK's leading folk gig listing site. 'Sonic Blooms' has been curated by leading alt-folk promotors New Roots. The album will be launched with this very special gig at the iconic The 100 Club on Oxford Street on November 27th, featuring Low Chimes, Leonie Evans, Adam Beattie, Tobias Ben Jacob. Ferris & Sylvester, Samantha Whates, Robert Chaney, Ned Roberts & more to be announced! Think of it as more 'The First Waltz' than the Last Waltz.. 'Sonic Blooms' shines a light on an excitingly diverse, vibrant scene that is happening right now, on it's own terms, without the backing of the media, the music industry, or the folk music establishment. Call it alternative folk, call it new roots, it pulses under the surface with word of mouth gigs in perfectly intimate venues, put together by dedicated owners and promoters - everyone there for the music, everyone there to listen intently to what these young, innovative artists are creating. Though built from the ashes of a folk awareness, the flame for most of the work on Sonic Blooms was lit in a city setting. For many of these musicians their sound is the result of soaking up everything the metropolis throws at them.This music is fearless and fiercely intelligent, led neither by fast changing fashion nor the rules of tradition; these are independent artists with independent voices. These artists are, however, deeply linked- many play on each others songs, share a producer, a studio, a stage, shared experience. Each has their own strength of vision, a DIY ethic that links back to traditional folk music. They're the children of the original indie generation, the first flowerings of punk and independent culture that shook up the late 70s & 80s. This event not only launches the release of a fantastic new double-album, it celebrates the emergence of a scene that's been ready and waiting to explode- don't miss it!

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Andy White

on Mon, 27 Nov 2017 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

terrace cred. presents: Andy White, perennial peripatetic troubadour, Belfast boy from Melbourne, returns to a well-loved venue for an intimate evening of beautifully crafted songs. It's in the slender throwaway lines to be found in the work of Andy White, with their impressive lightness of touch, that [The New North] best embodies its declared faith in the virtues of 'the smaller thing'. THE GUARDIAN From rage to sage it ain't too late to discover one of our best kept secrets. MOJO Independent, vibrant and timeless FOLK ROOTS, UK I love this man and his music. Rave on! JANICE LONG, BBC Radio 2 http://www.andywhite.com www.facebook.com/thegreyspub

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Melissa James

on Mon, 27 Nov 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. -------- "Best current British blues singer I know." The words of BBC 6 Music's Tom Robinson who has long given a nod of approval to the work of this singer-songwriter. Melissa James is, however, much more than a blues singer. Appearing in Parliament to lead Parliamentarians in a Big Sing of her song, Live Again, she is a singer with incredible passion for her cause. The creation of her project SING4SANE is testament to that. A singing project which see pop-up Big Sings appear in public spaces alongside anyone who wants to raise their voice in the name of mental health, wellbeing and joy. Her heart is large and together with her music which blends folk, gospel, jazz and life tales her songs are never without a big helping of soul. Melissa's stories bring to the fore fragments taken from her own life as well as those lives and influences that have surrounded her. Which perhaps explains her growing fan base, built possibly on the connection her listeners feel to the lyrics of her songs, sensing the realness of the narratives and feeling that she is someone with a heart that has many a time been hurt and broken, re-gathered and that, on some level, having stared in the eyes of her own demons, she has an empathy for whatever situation someone might at that time be experiencing, or has in the past been through. #LiveAgain Melissa makes her shows as much about the delivery of her songs as they are about reaching out and making a connection with her audience. No finer example can demonstrate this than through the initiation of her latest project, #SING4SANE which last summer saw her invite willing participants to join her at RAK Studios to sing and record her song, "Live Again," for the purpose of mental health awareness, and to build togetherness among like-minded individuals. This Big Sing recording - on release as a charity single - is also to be released in a more simplified acoustic form on her forthcoming record, Stripped Back. All this follows her 2012 debut record, Day Dawns, which affirmed Melissa's place on the musical map as, not only a singer with a voice that moves and continues to permeate the many who hear it but a poetical songsmith who walks in the shadow of her idols Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, Eric Bibb and another very fine singer to whom she has been likened, Lizz Wright. Performing songs from the long-awaited new record Stripped Back Melissa is joined by both Tom Gamble on guitar, Arthur Lea on piano. James takes all of her musical loves jazz, blues, soul, folk and wraps them up into songs that achieve an astonishing array of moods and emotions. - Jazzwise Melissa's vocals are sensitive, soulful and emotional... Maverick

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Tom Russell

on Wed, 29 Nov 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:30pm

Singer songwriter, painter, essayist - Tom Russell has recorded thirty five highly acclaimed records, & published five books: 120 Songs of Tom Russell; Tough Company - Letters with Charles Bukowski; Blue Horse Red Desert: The Art of Tom Russell; Bloodsport a crime novel published by Aschehoug, Norway; and And Then I Wrote: The Songwriter Speaks, with Sylvia Tyson. Tom Russell songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Doug Sahm, Nanci Griffith, kd Lang, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Ian Tyson, Iris DeMent, Joe Ely, and a hundred others. Tom Russell graduated from The University of California with a Master's Degree in Criminology. He was recently awarded the 2015 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music journalism. In 2015 Russell released a 52 track "folk opera" on the West, The Rose of Roscrae, was deemed: maybe the most important Americana record of all time by UK Folk, the top Folk album of 2015 by Mojo Magazine, and hailed in top ten lists in two dozen publications including The Los Angeles Times. He has appeared on the David Letterman TV show five times. His latest release (May 2016) is The Tom Russell Anthology 2 (Gunpowder Sunsets) - 19 Tracks. Recent Quotes on Tom Russell: July 2016 "(May 2016) These songs on The Tom Russell Anthology 2: Gunpowder Sunsets leaves me in anticipation of whatever might be coming next from the best songwriter of my generation." - Mike Regenstreiff, Montreal Gazette, Sing Out "Tom Russell is Johnny Cash, Jim Harrison and Charles Bukowski rolled into one. I feel a great affinity with Tom Russell's songs, for he is writing out of the wounded heart of America." - Lawrence Ferlinghetti (Poet) "Tom Russell is an original, a brilliant songwriter with a restless curiosity and an almost violent imagination. "Blood and Candle Smoke" is vintage Russell, and the Graham Greene connection is a 'beaut." - Annie Proulx (The Shipping News, Brokeback Mountain) "Tom Russell is the last great American voice." - Ken Bruen (The Dramatist, The Cross) "How great is Tom Russell? Isn't he the best? I'd like to quit my job and travel with him...if the money can be worked out..." - David Letterman, Late Night with David Letterman "The greatest living folk-country songwriter is a man named Tom Russell..." - John Swenson, Rolling Stone "Tom Russell is the best songwriter of the generation following Bob Dylan..." - The Montreal Gazette

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Bruce Molsky's Mountain Drifters

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

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Nashville Sounds In The Round

on Wed, 29 Nov 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Nashville Sounds In The Round is set to bring together a selection of the UK's finest country talent for one very special evening in the heart of the city. Presented by Your Life In A Song this intimate Bluebird Café style songwriters round will be hosted by Birmingham's homegrown duo Sally Rea Morris and Steve Marks as Gasoline & Matches. The evening will also feature stunning performances from Darcy and Jeannine Barry, telling the stories behind the music.

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Roots In The Round - Robert Vincent + Dean Owens + Special Guests Tba

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Roots in the Round Exhilarating Nashville style Songwriters Circle, with some of UK's most exciting singer songwriters - Robert Vincent, Dean Owens and special guests. Upliftingly melancholic songs, laced with rootsy Americana, country, blues and harmonies that will raise the hairs on your arms and warm the coals in your gut. Robert Vincent Award winning singer songwriter from Liverpool, continuing that city's notable reputation for producing great songwriters and performers. Robert was voted one the top 20 acts at the 2016 Americanafest Nashville, courtesy of Rolling Stone. He was also the recipient of the inaugural 'Emerging Artist' UK Americana Music Award - personally selected by legendary BBC Radio DJ Bob Harris. Robert's recent album I'll Make The Most Of My Sins (At The Helm Records) is a record that totally embraces the varied influences that make up the 'Americana' genre, from Emmylou to Waylon Jennings to Pink Floyd. the real deal - Bob Harris Live, he is a colossus - Liverpool Sound and Vision Dean Owens Dean Owens is one Scotland's finest singer/songwriters. Armed with a searingly soulful voice, skillfully crafted stories and earworm inducing melodies, he is a compelling and engaging live performer, with an emotional hurricane of stories and songs. He can rock up a storm, with subtle flashes of roots and twang, and break your heart with the next inflection. In September 2017 he became the first Scottish musician to be officially invited to showcase at the prestigious Americanafest in Nashville. Southern Wind - his 7th solo album is scheduled for release in Feb 2018, on At The Helm Records. "Scotland's most engaging and haunting singer songwriter" - Irvine Welsh One of Scotland's best troubadours fabulous Bob Harris + Special guests to complete the circle - will be announced nearer the time.

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Louis Brennan

on Wed, 29 Nov 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

London based Dubliner Louis Brennan is a singer-songwriter in the folk tradition. His folk however aren't the field hands and travelling minstrels of yore but the repressed middle managers and ennui-ridden urbanites of late stage capitalism. They populate tales of bad sex, half-drunk commutes and interpersonal claustrophobia delivered in Brennan's cracked baritone, at times embarrassingly intimate, at times spuriously broad, peppered with pitch-black humour. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bHJ1dR2OqU Son of artist and 'punk professor' John Hyatt (The Three Johns), it's unsurprising that Tom Hyatt gravitated to the stage. More surprising, perhaps, is a Masters degree in Physics and Philosophy from Oxford, where his songwriting began to take form: I'd emerge bleary-eyed from the library post-midnight ready for bed, but head first to the college chapel piano to sing into the darkness. After years distilling reality down to its fundamental parts, Lancashire-grown Hyatt headed to London in search of the long neglected right-side of the brain. Martin guitar in hand, the capital's clubs and folk rooms soon reverberated with his original compositions. With performances at the likes of the National Portrait Gallery, Danny Boyle's Shuffle Festival and Bestival, it was Spiritual Bar in Camden that would prove to be the best fit for Hyatt's mind and music. It's unique authenticity and eclectic scene of rock, folk and blues musicians honed Hyatt's craft, captured on his debut live album, Live at Spiritual (2017).   Sophistication and aplomb which is incredibly rare one of the most intelligent, relevant singer-songwriters in the country Louder Than War https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r_Yg4FPK4Y

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Anthony John Clarke

on Thu, 30 Nov 2017 at Hoghton Gregson Lane Sports and Social Club 8:15pm

Not only has he written four of the most popular songs on the folk scene - 'The Only Life Gloria Knows', The Broken Years', 'Walking On Sunday' and the immortal 'Tuesday Night Is Always Karaoke', but he remains in essence the reason why folk clubs and festivals continue to thrive!

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Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi: The Last Train Tour 2017

on Thu, 30 Nov 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Guy's new album, Sonny & Brownie's Last Train A Look Back at Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry is an homage to these two hugely influential artists, not only on Guy's career, but to thousands of musicians around the world. One such artist is the Italian harmonica ace, Fabrizio Poggi, who collaborates with and produced this recording.

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Said The Maiden

on Thu, 30 Nov 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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Said The Maiden

on Thu, 30 Nov 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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Rob Heron And The Tea Pad Orchestra

on Thu, 30 Nov 2017 at Brighton Hope & Ruin 7:30pm

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Edwina Hayes.

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

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Peter Knight's Gigspanner Play St Helen's Alveston

on Thu, 30 Nov 2017 at Bristol St Helens Church, Alveston 7:30pm

Peter is an incredible fiddle player, well known for his long career with Steeleye Span, he celebrated his 70th birthday this year but is most definitely still at the very top of his game. This year Gigspanner has a revised line up featuring Sacha Trochet on percussion. This concert is a firm favourite and has sold out on their previous visits, so don't miss out!

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The Worry Dolls, Robert Vincent & Dean Owens

on Thu, 30 Nov 2017 at Portsmouth The Square Tower 7:15pm

Exclusive Up Close & Personal show in the beautiful Square Tower.limited tickets only! How exciting is this show going to be?!! We have three (YES 3!!) of the UK's TOP Americana / Roots songwriters for you in one amazing show, Nashville style with all three (well 4 as the Worry Dolls are 2!) performers on stage in a semi-circle playing their own songs, and helping on others. We've been wanting to have something along these lines for a long time now, but this is just such am amazing line up that we're utterly thrilled and know it's going to be a very special night! The Worry Dolls The brilliantly quirky duo Worry Dolls a super-shiny beacon of joy in a dreamland far, far away from the persistently 'regular' sound of folk that's flooding the charts right now (The Huffington Post) We were instantly charmed by their glorious harmonies and idiosyncratic lyrics.two extremely talented musicians with seriously beautiful voices! (For Folks Sake) Robert Vincent I am so impressed with Robert's music. Strong songs laced with blues and country. He is the real deal! ('Whispering' Bob Harris) Live, he is a colossus! In Robert Vincent, Liverpool has a giant of such lyrical repose, of such melancholic absolution, that he towers in virtue each time he steps on to a stage, physically and musically. (Ian Hall, Liverpool Sound & Vision) Dean Owens Celtic Americana from Leith - for God's sake, buy this album! (Russell Brand) One of Scotland's best! (Whispering Bob Harris) Boasting a storytelling sensibility which deftly straddles folk and Americanaexcellent! (Scotland On Sunday) More information at www.squarerootspromotions.co.uk

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Georgia Lewis & Friends

on Thu, 30 Nov 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Georgia is our only debut guest this season and rather special she is. Excellent appearances at several festivals this summer only confirmed the highly favourable impression she first made last year. A top class singer and gifted stage performer, she mixes original songs with great traditional covers, plays the accordion and is superbly accompanied by Rowan Piggott on fiddle and Felix Miller on guitars.

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Georgia Lewis & Friends

on Thu, 30 Nov 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Georgia is our only debut guest this season and rather special she is. Excellent appearances at several festivals this summer only confirmed the highly favourable impression she first made last year. A top class singer and gifted stage performer, she mixes original songs with great traditional covers, plays the accordion and is superbly accompanied by Rowan Piggott on fiddle and Felix Miller on guitars.

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The Way Down Wanderers @ No8

on Thu, 30 Nov 2017 at Launceston No 8 Cafe 8:00pm

A fresh and energetic serving of a well loved dish, maybe Bluegrass and certainly so much more! This Chicago band will give your musical tastebuds a zapping good work out - Guaranteed!

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We Steal Flyers

on Thu, 30 Nov 2017 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 5:00pm

Doors open at 7pm. Mixed seating/standing venue. fully licenced with Craft beers and fancy pants gins.

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Boo Hewerdine - The Whitehouse Sessions Totnes

on Thu, 30 Nov 2017 at Totnes Upstairs at the Dartmouth Inn 7:30pm

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. We are very excited to welcome Boo Hewerdine. We all at times look back at our past to a specific event such as a new relationship, or the starting point of our career and cherish those memories. How though do we view those times? Acclaimed Ivor Novello Award nominated English singer-songwriter Boo Hewerdine's new album Swimming in Mercury (Reveal Records April 28th 2017) gives us a personal insight as he takes us on that journey back in time. It's a trip furnished with a glisten and a glint in his eye as he applies style and shapes to his autobiographical memories. Hewerdine revisits and recreates music in a manner that, put simply, a band starting out just couldn't afford. In his own words The new album was recorded in the spirit of the first four track recording I ever did but instead of a chunky cassette deck we were able to use Chris Pepper's Cambridge studio. It was an incredibly enjoyable and creative way to work. Often I would write a song in the morning and by the end of the day we would have another track done. There's a compelling sense of adventure in tracks such as My First Band, Satellite Town and A Letter to My Younger Self. As a recording artist, Boo's first tentative steps came with the band, The Great Divide before the formation of his much-loved eighties group The Bible and a career that subsequently bloomed such that he is now in constant demand as a musician, songwriter, producer, teacher and live concert performer.

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Great North

on Thu, 30 Nov 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... GREAT NORTH + support GREAT NORTH is a band that has been at the heart of New Zealand's folk scene for many years - and they have two album of the year trophies from the annual New Zealand music awards to prove it. This tour sees Great North travelling without the whole band and instead as a duo featuring the two main singers and songwriters: Hayden and Rachel Donnell. This husband and wife duo will be performing acoustic versions of their old material and off their upcoming new record.

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Miranda Joy

on Thu, 30 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Miranda Joy is a 22 year old singer songwriter currently based in London. She performs her meaningfully written songs with a powerful and soulful voice with moving piano accompaniment. She has performed at many venues, festivals and events, including the Vortex Jazz Club, The Village Underground, Rye International Jazz and Blues festival, the Great Escape Festival and Nasty Women UK. Earlier this year, one of her original songs "The Fall" was featured on BBC1's coverage of the NFL Super Bowl highlights. Currently, she is continuing to perform at venues across the UK and working on releasing her first EP.

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Melrose Quartet: 'dominion' Album Launch

on Thu, 30 Nov 2017 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

Melrose Quartet are Nancy Kerr (voice, fiddle), James Fagan (voice, bouzouki, guitar), Jess Arrowsmith (voice, fiddle) and Richard Arrowsmith (voice, melodeons). November 2017 sees them release their eagerly-awaited second album, Dominion. From deep roots in their hometown's vibrant music, song, and dance scene, to smashing concert appearances all over the UK, Sheffield-based Melrose Quartet have attracted a reputation for making music that truly connects with people. All four are internationally renowned singers, instrumentalists, writers, and composers. This year they were proud to be named the new patrons of Whitby Folk week. Dominion expands and strengthens the musical presence they first asserted with Fifty Verses, their 2014 BBC Folk Award-nominated debut CD.

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The Washboard Resonators Play Cafe#9!!

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

The Washboard Resonators return to Cafe#9!! This duo of guitar, banjo and washboard play footstomping blues, ragtime, swing and folk like it was on the street corners of America in the 1920s, 30s & 40s. The band has played many gigs, including Huddersfield Food & Drink Festival, C FAB Folk Festival in Lincolnshire and may pubs and bars. This duo is perfect for situations where something acoustic, but energetic and lively is required.

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Hatful Of Rain - Climb The Air Uk

on Thu, 30 Nov 2017 at Brighton Latest Music Bar 8:00pm

Hatful of Rain perform the British Isles elements of their repertoire and traditional songs that reflect their love of the traditional music of these islands.

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Hatful Of Rain - Climb The Air Uk And Us - Entrance To Both Events

on Thu, 30 Nov 2017 at Brighton Latest Music Bar 8:00pm

Climb the Air - Hatful of Rain Perform Music from the British Isles and United States over Two Evenings at the Latest Music Bar. Hatful of Rain explore their influences over two evenings at the Latest Music Bar with the help of valued musical collaborators. The band will explore the transatlantic questions which led to the release of the Climb the Air EP in 2015. Thursday 30th November 2017 Climb the Air UK Hatful of Rain perform the British Isles elements of their repertoire and traditional songs that reflect their love of the traditional music of these islands. Friday 1st December 2017 Climb the Air UK For the second part of the series, the Hatfuls will be delving into their much-loved American influences from the old time music of the European diaspora through to today's hot bluegrass via the carter family and Gillian Welch. Venue: The Latest Music Bar 14 - 17 Manchester Street, Brighton, BN2 1TF https://www.google.com/maps?ll=50.82388,-0.133561&z=14&t=m&hl=en-US&gl=US&mapclient=embed&q=Manchester+St+Brighton+BN2+1TF+UK

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Soundbox Presents: O'hooley & Tidow's Winterfolk

on Fri, 1 Dec 2017 at Chester St Mary's Centre 7:00pm

Join 'one of British Folk's mightiest combinations' (MOJO), O'Hooley & Tidow, for an evening of beautifully performed original, contemporary and traditional winter songs from their new album 'WinterFolk Vol 1', produced with BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Ben Walker. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of hearts. BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2017 'BEST DUO' NOMINEES 'They sing together in the way families dolike The Coppers or The Watersons' Tom Robinson, 6 Music 'England's answer to the McGarrigles.' * * * * * The Guardian 'Insightful, determinedly left-field angles on the human experience.' * * * * MOJO Folk Album of the Month (Shadows) '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 Start: 7.30pm Doors: 7pm

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Tom Mcconville & Tony Wilson

on Fri, 1 Dec 2017 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

With over 80 years of combined musical, storytelling, schools and theatrical experience, world-renowned, violinist and singer Tom McConville and fellow Geordie, multi-instrumentalist and singer Tony Wilson have combined their talents to deliver the very best in folk music. As a duo they present an entertaining, rich and varied collection of music and song that they have absorbed, developed and written during their long and varied careers, to bring together all of their skills and expertise to display a refreshingly dynamic and unique take on folk music old and new. With so much performance experience it is easy for them to engage with any audience and link all of the songs with a wealth of anecdotes, delivered with an easy wit and charm that has proven to be one of the many highlights of their shows. Together they present a truly enjoyable and professional collection of music and songs with an emphasis on utilising all of their strengths and abilities to give the very best value for money. Having first met in Leeds in the early 70s, Tom and Tony played alongside one another for many years, both as a duo and in numerous bands, having learnt all of their traditional tunes in the Irish pubs and songs from their constant touring on the folk circuit in the UK, America and Europe. In 1989, when Tony moved back to the Northeast he became a teacher, (later to become a full-time storyteller in 1999), and Tom continued touring to become a successful musician with many bands; Dab Hand, Magna Carta and duos with Bob Fox, Pauline Cato and Keiran Halpin, as well as a hugely-respected performer and session musician in his own rite. Their paths often crossed, and after a chance meeting in 2010 in Whitby, Tom and Tony decided to develop a selection of stories, WINTER TALES, to present to schools, theatres and arts centres over the Winter months which they continue to this day, with each year becoming busier and more successful. In 2014 they successfully combined their talents to tour a collection of music and stories in schools, SONGS OF THE GREAT WAR, but it wasn't until the Winter of 2015 that they finally decided to combine their musical skills to perform as a musical duo at a few theatres. After the great reception they received for the concerts, during 2016 they have rehearsed and refined their repertoire to include music from Ireland, Scotland and America and traditional, contemporary and original songs from all over the world. This year their performances have ranged from folk-clubs to large theatres and have been met with praise and a wonder that they didn't get back together sooner. Expect to be amazed, amused and entertained by two of the North-east's finest sons. There are many examples of what we do on YOUTUBE. If you put in Tom McConville and Tony Wilson Halifax or Mickleby or Telford you will see a wide variety of recent live performances. Tony Wilson is an award-winning storyteller (BASE), musician and writer with educational visits to over 1,800 schools since 1999 in the UK. and many tours in South America, Asia, and Europe since 2010. Tom McConville is a virtuoso violin player, BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the year winner, a singer and musician with a worldwide reputation spanning the last 40 years. Doors open from 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Tom Mcconville & Tony Wilson

on Fri, 1 Dec 2017 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

With over 80 years of combined musical, storytelling, schools and theatrical experience, world-renowned, violinist and singer Tom McConville and fellow Geordie, multi-instrumentalist and singer Tony Wilson have combined their talents to deliver the very best in folk music. As a duo they present an entertaining, rich and varied collection of music and song that they have absorbed, developed and written during their long and varied careers, to bring together all of their skills and expertise to display a refreshingly dynamic and unique take on folk music old and new. With so much performance experience it is easy for them to engage with any audience and link all of the songs with a wealth of anecdotes, delivered with an easy wit and charm that has proven to be one of the many highlights of their shows. Together they present a truly enjoyable and professional collection of music and songs with an emphasis on utilising all of their strengths and abilities to give the very best value for money. Having first met in Leeds in the early 70s, Tom and Tony played alongside one another for many years, both as a duo and in numerous bands, having learnt all of their traditional tunes in the Irish pubs and songs from their constant touring on the folk circuit in the UK, America and Europe. In 1989, when Tony moved back to the Northeast he became a teacher, (later to become a full-time storyteller in 1999), and Tom continued touring to become a successful musician with many bands; Dab Hand, Magna Carta and duos with Bob Fox, Pauline Cato and Keiran Halpin, as well as a hugely-respected performer and session musician in his own rite. Their paths often crossed, and after a chance meeting in 2010 in Whitby, Tom and Tony decided to develop a selection of stories, WINTER TALES, to present to schools, theatres and arts centres over the Winter months which they continue to this day, with each year becoming busier and more successful. In 2014 they successfully combined their talents to tour a collection of music and stories in schools, SONGS OF THE GREAT WAR, but it wasn't until the Winter of 2015 that they finally decided to combine their musical skills to perform as a musical duo at a few theatres. After the great reception they received for the concerts, during 2016 they have rehearsed and refined their repertoire to include music from Ireland, Scotland and America and traditional, contemporary and original songs from all over the world. This year their performances have ranged from folk-clubs to large theatres and have been met with praise and a wonder that they didn't get back together sooner. Expect to be amazed, amused and entertained by two of the North-east's finest sons. There are many examples of what we do on YOUTUBE. If you put in Tom McConville and Tony Wilson Halifax or Mickleby or Telford you will see a wide variety of recent live performances. Tony Wilson is an award-winning storyteller (BASE), musician and writer with educational visits to over 1,800 schools since 1999 in the UK. and many tours in South America, Asia, and Europe since 2010. Tom McConville is a virtuoso violin player, BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the year winner, a singer and musician with a worldwide reputation spanning the last 40 years. Doors open from 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Clive Carroll In Concert At Mycenae House

on Fri, 1 Dec 2017 at London Mycenae House 7:15pm

Sonic Promotions are delighted to announce the return of guitar maestro Clive Carroll in concert at Mycenae House on Friday December 1st 2017. After last year's sell-out gig Clive has readily agreed to come back and delight us again. An inspirational evening of guitar playing is in store, featuring Clive's own, much lauded compositions, medieval lute music, Spanish guitar classics, Delta Blues and hints of Chet Atkins & Django Reinhardt, through to The Beatles. He will also be showcasing numbers from his new CD, The Furthest Tree, which includes a duet with John Williams. Clive's masterful compositions, coupled with his versatility and unparalleled technical virtuosity, have made him one of the world's premier acoustic guitar players.  He has toured across Europe, Australia, the Middle East and North America, garnering praise for his sublime performances of everything from 16th and 17th century lute music to Jazz standards, Blues, Irish reels and his own groundbreaking compositions.  Clive has toured with John Renbourn, Gordon Giltrap, John Etheridge, Tommy Emmanuel, and other stars of the acoustic guitar firmament in theatres and concert halls around the world. Here is an opportunity to see him in the intimate setting of this delightful 120 seat venue in Blackheath. Bar available. Door 7.15pm. Performance 8pm

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Clive Carroll In Concert At Mycenae House

on Fri, 1 Dec 2017 at London Mycenae House 7:15pm

Sonic Promotions are delighted to announce the return of guitar maestro Clive Carroll in concert at Mycenae House on Friday December 1st 2017. After last year's sell-out gig Clive has readily agreed to come back and delight us again. An inspirational evening of guitar playing is in store, featuring Clive's own, much lauded compositions, medieval lute music, Spanish guitar classics, Delta Blues and hints of Chet Atkins & Django Reinhardt, through to The Beatles. He will also be showcasing numbers from his new CD, The Furthest Tree, which includes a duet with John Williams. Clive's masterful compositions, coupled with his versatility and unparalleled technical virtuosity, have made him one of the world's premier acoustic guitar players.  He has toured across Europe, Australia, the Middle East and North America, garnering praise for his sublime performances of everything from 16th and 17th century lute music to Jazz standards, Blues, Irish reels and his own groundbreaking compositions.  Clive has toured with John Renbourn, Gordon Giltrap, John Etheridge, Tommy Emmanuel, and other stars of the acoustic guitar firmament in theatres and concert halls around the world. Here is an opportunity to see him in the intimate setting of this delightful 120 seat venue in Blackheath. Bar available. Door 7.15pm. Performance 8pm

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Tom Russell

on Fri, 1 Dec 2017 at London 100 Club 7:30pm

Singer songwriter, painter, essayist - Tom Russell has recorded thirty five highly acclaimed records, & published five books - including a book on his art and a book of his songs. Tom Russell songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Doug Sahm, Nanci Griffith, K.D. Lang, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Ian Tyson, Iris Dement, Joe Ely, and a hundred others. Tom Russell graduated from The University of California with a Master's Degree in Criminology. He was recently awarded the 2015 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music journalism & has appeared on Late Night with David Letterman TV show five times. In 2015 Russell released a 52 track "folk opera" on the West, The Rose of Roscrae, which was hailed as "Maybe the most important Americana record of all time," by UK Folk, and "The top Folk album of 2105," by Mojo Magazine. It was included in top ten lists in three dozen publications, including The Los Angeles Times. The record included tracks by Johnny Cash, Leadbelly, Walt Whitman, Maura O'Connell, Finbar Furey, and others. His latest release (May 2016) is The Tom Russell Anthology 2 (Gunpowder Sunsets) - 19 Tracks.

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Molsky's Mountain Drifters

on Fri, 1 Dec 2017 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Introducing Bruce Molsky's brand new trio with Allison de Groot and Stash Wyslouch tradition steeped in possibility. Bruce Molsky, 'one of America's premier fiddling talents' (Mother Jones) and Grammy-nominated artist on fiddle, banjo, guitar and song is delighted to present his new group already on tour in the US. Bruce's previous collaborations, with Anonymous 4, 1865 Songs of Hope and Home from the American Civil War, was released to rave reviews and was on the top 10 Billboard charts for weeks. He is also a special guest on legendary guitarist Mark Knopfler's latest CD, Tracker and is working on his third album with Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny's supergroup Mozaik. Allison de Groot combines wide-ranging virtuosity and passion for old-time music. With her own bands The Goodbye Girls and Oh My Darling, she has played Trafalgar Square in London, Newport Folk Festival, Stockholm Folk Festival the Winnipeg Folk Festival, and Tønder Festival in Denmark. Like Bruce, Allison loves collaborating and bringing new ideas to old music, and brings a fresh approach to the trio. Boston-based Stash Wyslouch is one of bluegrass' great young genre-bending pioneers. He got his start as a guitarist in metal bands before immersing himself in roots music as a member of The Deadly Gentlemen. Stash is a veteran festival performer, having played at Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Rockygrass, Merlefest, Savannah Music Festival and others. Coming over from the punk-metal world, Stash brings great sensitivity and real emotion to the trio, plus some superb guitar and vocal chops. 'Molsky is easily one of the nation's most talented fiddlers...he transports you ... geographically, historically, and most of all emotionally' Mother Jones 'It is no exaggeration to say that Bruce Molsky is one of the greatest American fiddlers of all time. His playing is mesmerising and transporting, and best experienced live' Boston NPR 'Bruce Molsky is one of those great players who gets it: has all the links to the past but is happy not to be chained to it' Mark Knopfler mountaindrifters.com

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Anthony John Clark

on Fri, 1 Dec 2017 at Ulverston Sports Club 7:45pm

AJC is a true singer/songwriter and storyteller of the highest order. Add a great mix of gentle humour and you are in for a real treat of a night. There are very few places in the UK and Ireland that Anthony John Clarke has not played. His supporters are loyal and many, and the tributes he receives from his peers bear witness to the talent and hard work of one of the folk scene's nicest guys. He retains his reputation as one of the top songwriters on the scene and his hard work and dedication to his craft are a credit to him. For him, songwriting is indeed a craft.

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John Kirkpatrick - Carolling And Crumpets

on Fri, 1 Dec 2017 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

John Kirkpatrick, master of squeeze boxes, is bringing his festive Christmas show to Blandford. Do come and enjoy some traditional songs and music, liberally sprinkled with humour and stories, with a seasonal flavour. Supported by Roger Smith and Jon Stevens, formerly of Hanging Johnny, currently singing shanties and other nautical songs with Flash Jack.

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Dale Storr - New Orleans Blues, Boogie And Jazz

on Fri, 1 Dec 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

Inspired by the Big Easy's legendary pianists James Booker, Dr.John, Professor Longhair and Allen Toussaint, Dale Storr is now recognised as one of the UK's leading exponents of New Orleans Piano and Vocals. He's been finalist 6 times 2010-2015 for best piano player in the British Blues Awards and was in the top 3 finalists in The European Blues Awards 2015 for Best Musical Performance. He won the award of Best Musical Performance at the Buxton Fringe Festival 2015. 'If there is a better New Orleans style pianist in the UK than the outrageously talented Dale Storr, then please point me in his or her direction because he or she must be very, very special' - Lionel Ross, Blues in Britain magazine.

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Son Of Dave

on Fri, 1 Dec 2017 at Brighton Hope & Ruin 8:00pm

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The Dylan Project

on Fri, 1 Dec 2017 at Kidlington Football Club 7:00pm

THE DYLAN PROJECT

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Ma Polaine's Great Decline

on Fri, 1 Dec 2017 at Winchester The Hyde Tavern 8:00pm

Maverick Magazine: "quite different to anything out there right now". R2 Magazine: the songs are gorgeous. Described as like a young Billie Holiday gate-crashing a Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones recording session, blues and roots duo Ma Polaine's Great Decline continue to build a reputation as an intriguing and hard to pigeon-hole act. 2016's EP release Small Town Talk gained rave media reviews, building on 2015's nomination as an emerging artist in the British Blues Awards, winning a Reveal Records emerging act competition, an international song-writing semi-final spot for Suffer It Well from 2013 EP of the same name. Throughout last year Ma Polaine's Great Decline toured the country, taking in the finest of intimate venues and enjoyed a busy festival season, culminating with triumphant sets at Towersey Festival and Purbeck Valley Folk Festival. From the start Beth Packer and Clinton Hough always sought to keep their song-writing influences open. A strong base of blues is there, with jazz and country also holding sway, original writing is the focus, with oddness, sparsity and a subtle quality that is their own. There is a freedom for Packer to explore her vocal qualities and lyric writing, creating tales of haunting beauty, veiled sorrow, and a darker image of happiness. The live band has moved through several line-ups and have returned to their roots as a duo. Live Packer moves between double bass, accordion and harmonica, with Hough on electric or acoustic guitar, all accompanying Packer's powerful yet sensitive vocal. Roots Music Report "5 stars", "Ma Polaine's Great Decline once again generates a dark, highly seductive atmosphere part jazz, part cabaret; the potency of which is magnified by their minimalist approach". ​​ Folk All "Ma Polaine's Great Decline inhabit that twilight zone between decadence and respectability but they never let you know in which camp they are going to plant their musical foot". Roots Music Report "5 stars", "it's the singer's compelling and never overplayed delivery, however, that gives this set its sustained, just-under-the surface intensity". Blues And Soul Magazine "8/10", "Crying out to be used on sound tracks. A very cinematic sound.. The icing on the cake is their vocalist. Stunning singer Beth Packer is someone to get to know". Northern Sky Magazine 4/5, "an utterly compelling soundscape".

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Fri, 1 Dec 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

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Peter Knight's Gigspanner

on Fri, 1 Dec 2017 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Since departing from Steeleye Span in 2013, legendary fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process has firmly established their burgeoning reputation as one of the most innovative acts on the folk/roots scene. Hailed by Songlines as "another milestone in folk's rebirth of cool", there is however far more to Gigspanner than meets the eye. To categorise these virtuoso performers purely as folk musicians would be to significantly undersell them. Naturally, British traditional music forms the bedrock of the trio's repertoire, but the approach is what sets it apart, leaving enough room within the arrangements to spread and stretch the music in the moment. But taking it even further, subliminal, multicultural influences are fed into the mix, flirting audaciously with French, Cajun, Cuban and even Eastern European traditions. What drives Gigspanner is an unwavering, single-minded commitment to dig deep and to load the music with something of value. Gigspanner's audience knows that it is being honoured with a gift that is the difference between 'entertaining' and 'spellbinding'.

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Karl Blau

on Fri, 1 Dec 2017 at Manchester Hey! Manchester @ Low Four Studio 7:30pm

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

on Fri, 1 Dec 2017 at Meltham Community Hub 7:00pm

Hard-hitting and heartfelt old-time country and classic bluegrass music from the USA & UK! With roots in Portland, Oregon and Liverpool, England, The Horsenecks play a dynamic mix of American roots music that they bring to life with top-shelf musicianship and high-energy performance, featuring fiery fiddle, awesome banjo picking and a rock-solid stomping rhythm section. Doors 7pm, concert from 7.30pm

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Sura Susso

on Fri, 1 Dec 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sura Susso is a maestro kora player who hails from one of the most well-known Griot families in The Gambia. He has toured extensively around the globe, delighting audiences with his unique approach to playing; a style rooted firmly in tradition, yet fresh and inquisitive with many cross-genre collaborations. Expect a blend of traditional tunes, mixed with fresh original compositions that will be guaranteed to get you up and dancing! Exquisite kora playing...- Cerys Matthews, Songlines Kora genius a wonderful disc - Chris Nickson, Stirrings An impressive first outing a beautiful, quietly experimental album brimming over with imagination and delivered with virtuosic authority that announces a startling new talent - Rock & Reel A delightful recital It was a joy to watch and hear this master of his instrument at work - Chapter Arts

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Jack Hopkinson

on Fri, 1 Dec 2017 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Our award Winning bookshop hosts three fantastic artists. Jack Hopkinson "Captivating, beautifully tempered vocals and a stage presence that exudes confidence and draws you in hook, line and sinker." - A. Chamberlain - The Picture House, Stratford "He's got such a great voice" - Brody Swain (BBC Coventry and Warwickshire Introducing) Hailing from the small town of Kenilworth in Warwickshire, Jack Hopkinson is a singer-songwriter playing folk-pop Americana mixed with a little bit of Country. In 2015 he released his debut EP When You Wanna Be that reached the top 25 of the iTunes chart, followed in 2016 with his 2nd EP More Than Just. In support of these records he's played over 500 gigs in 3 years. This included a self-funded and self-booked successful US tour, taking in a winning showcase at the famous Eddies Attic in Atlanta, securing him a recording of the show and a return visit. ​ Taking influence from James Taylor, Ryan Adams, Foy Vance and John Mayer, Jack's songwriting delves deep into the body, heart and soul. With 3 EP's and a live record under his belt, Jack is about to release his debut album in spring 2018. Two Ways Home Two Ways Home are the songwriters and alt-country duo Isabella Mariee originally from Vienna and Lewis Fowler, who grew up in Gloucestershire. Now based in London, the pair have gone from strength to strength since a trip to Nashville inspired a new name and direction for their musical partnership. In the two years that have passed since the release of their debut EP 'Wood For Trees'(March 2015), the band have enjoyed radio play across the UK & Europe, toured internationally sharing stages with artists across the country/Americana spectrum from Phil Vassar to Red Sky July and have been featured extensively in print publications including Maverick Magazine, Record Collector and The Sun, with the latter describing their sound as crystal clear harmonies tinged with melancholy. Although their live setup is sometimes an acoustic duo or trio, Two Ways Home often play as a five-piece band with Chris Brice (drums), Michael Clancy (electric guitar) and Dominik Told (bass). The acclaimed follow up EP, 'Better Days' (Dec 2015) highlighted as a stunning piece of art by One on One Music secured their reputation as a key player in the UK country & folk scene, with single 'Just For Now' played across BBC Regional Radio, Amazing Radio and on Chris Country among others. Described by The Upcoming as unique, unexpected and brilliant, interest in their music has also led to increasing demand for Two Ways Home as a songwriting team, with other artists turning to the duo to bring their distinctive sound to collaborations and co-writes. The pair recently released their third EP, 'Closest Stranger' which features four brand new songs, including co-writes with Logan Brill, Demi Marriner and Adam James. In their own words: We are so excited for people to hear the new EP. This record is super special to us, it's the first time we have put something out which includes co-writes. It's a true collaboration of London and Nashville. We recorded everything in London and got it mixed and mastered with two of our friends in Nashville and it features both UK and American writers. Ben Williams A Manchester based singer-songwriter who moulds the classic song-writing sound of Paul Simon with the laid back nature of Jack Johnson, Ben Williams is a difficult artist to pigeonhole and is all the better for it. His second album 'Put It On Ice' is due for release in February 2017. Completely self-penned and featuring a selection of the finest musicians in Manchester, Williams has delivered a gem of an album. Often quirky, sometimes funny, and occasionally more reflective, the songs demonstrate a fantastic range of approaches and ideas. Thanks to a busy touring and busking schedule around the UK and Europe, Ben's song-writing and singing have matured since his debut album, which was described by R2 magazine as 'guaranteed to bring a smile to your face', and by Janice Long as 'so beautiful'. The single 'Hold Your Fire' was played on the Dermot O Leary show on BBC Radio 2, and 'I Can Do That' received heavy airplay form BBC Introducing in Manchester. BBC Radio 2 also played Ben's Christmas song 'Too Cold For Snow' on Christmas Day. Having started as a busker, Ben Williams' rise to prominence in the music industry has been truly impressive. Grammy award winning producer Ken Nelson (Coldplay, Paulo Nutini), who knows a great musician when he sees one, describes him as an excellent guitarist and great to have around on a recording session, while drummer and producer Steve White (Paul Weller, Style Council, Oasis) called him great guitarist and top musician. Jack Hopkinson 9.45 -10.35 Two Ways Home 8.45 - 9.30 Ben Williams 8.00-8.35 IMPORTANT NOTE: Once the acts are on stage the door will be closed. If you are late, you will have to wait for a break in set (between songs or at the end of the set) We are a fully seated venue. No food or drink permitted as we have a licensed bar. £5 if pre-booked, £8 on the door

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Hatful Of Rain - Climb The Air Us

on Fri, 1 Dec 2017 at Brighton Latest Music Bar 8:00pm

For the second part of the series, the Hatfuls will be delving into their much-loved American influences from the old time music of the European diaspora through to today's hot bluegrass via the carter family and Gillian Welch.

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Jo Harrop & Robin Banerjee

on Fri, 1 Dec 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... Jo Harrop & Amy Winehouse guitarist, Robin Banerjee, play a fine selection of jazz songs with style, reminiscent of the Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass duet albums. Robin Banerjee is a stellar guitar player on the London circuit, best known for his work in Jazz Jamaica and the Amy Winehouse band, & Jo Harrop is one of the most genuine jazz singers on the scene. " A jazz singer who has a refined mellow sound evoking the greats such as Anita O'Day & Billie Holliday and has graced many prestigious stages and studios around the UK, she delivers a beautifully warm and swinging sound." "No worries here, this girl was born to sing jazz! Jo has all the emotional warmth and sensibility to melt the chilliest of hearts, and her laid back charm implies the right sort of tact she naturally has for her engaging take on soul jazz. Undeniable star quality" Blues & Soul Magazine " A singing sensation".... Her voice is amazing - think Islay whisky, dark porter or tannin-rich red wine -deep, the lissome lady is a class act" "Harrop has excellent tone, and great stage prescence" Marlbank

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Gwenno

on Fri, 1 Dec 2017 at Merthyr Redhouse; 7:30pm

Friday 1st December 19:30 Tickets £11

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Hot Rock Pilgrims

on Fri, 1 Dec 2017 at London Cafe Barcelona 7:00pm

The Hot Rock Pilgrims return to Cafe Barcelona after their sold out gig in May. Come and enjoy this old-time/bluegrass supergroup featuring some of the most exciting young pickers in the South East of England, who they will take you on a high-energy pilgrimage of Appalachian music and its descendants. Please note that seats/tables are limited, on a first come first serve basis. Food & wine available on the night Doors 7pm / Music starts 8.30pm

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The Revolutionaires!

on Sat, 2 Dec 2017 at Howden The Shire Hall 7:30pm

So good we booked them twice! Without doubt one of the very best bands ever to have appeared on the Shire Hall stage and they are in some illustrious company believe me... Established within the 'hotbed' of the North East music scene in the UK, they power out jumpin' hot rhythm & blues in their own indomitable hard hitting style. Primarily, they are influenced by 1940's and 1950's R&B. In particular, Louis Jordan, Big Joe Turner, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Roy Brown but have adopted a harder and more aggressive approach, synonymous with modern blues artists such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Duke Robillard, Jools Holland and Mike Henderson which helps create their own high energy sound. Over the last decade, The Revolutionaires have established themselves on the UK and European Rockin' circuit, as well as the Blues scene. They have toured extensively both in the UK and abroad, performing at festivals in Ireland, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Malta and Dubai. Highlights include performing at festivals with artistes such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Sting, Tom Jones, Hugh Laurie, Jimmie Vaughan, Robert Cray, Walter Trout, Eric Bibb, Albert Lee, Snake Davis and Dave Edmunds. Now also touring with their Big Band project which consists of extra horns and pianist, The Revs are hitting the Festival circuit with this power house line up and big sound. They have recorded five CDs to date containing a collection of Hot Rockin' R&B tracks. Each CD captures the 'rawness' and sheer energy of the band, who like to give their performances a 'hard-edged' vibe! If you 'get yourself down' to a Revs gig, in the words of the Ronnie Molleen tune .. We'll be rockin' up a storm tonight!

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O'hooley And Tidow With Their 'winterfolk' Show

on Sat, 2 Dec 2017 at Hebden Bridge Wadsworth Community Centre 6:45pm

Join 'one of British Folk's mightiest combinations' (MOJO), O'Hooley & Tidow, for an evening of beautifully performed original, contemporary, and traditional winter songs from their new album 'WinterFolk Vol 1', produced with BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Ben Walker. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of hearts. O'Hooley and Tidow perform WinterFolk at the intimate setting of Wadsworth Community Centre. Belinda and Heidi gave us a superb and moving sell out gig a couple of years ago at Wadsworth. This time they bring their WinterFolk show. We advise you to book early as we think we will have another busy evening. BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2017 'BEST DUO' NOMINEES 'They sing together in the way families dolike The Coppers or The Watersons' Tom Robinson, 6 Music 'England's answer to the McGarrigles.' * * * * * The Guardian 'Insightful, determinedly left-field angles on the human experience.' * * * * MOJO Folk Album of the Month (Shadows) '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 As usual, Real ale and pie and peas available.

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Defiance Sessions Presents Robb Johnson

on Sat, 2 Dec 2017 at Glossop Labour Club 7:00pm

"The real deal when it comes to songwriting" - Mike Harding, BBC Radio2 "An English original" - Robin Denselow, The Guardian One of this country's most important songwriters (no argument!) fRoots "There is no songwriter to compare with Robb Johnson operating in the UK" - R2 "One of the best" - Maverick "Britain's finest songwriter since Richard Thompson" Venue "One of Britain's most challenging songwriters." The Daily Telegraph The Defiance Sessions is delighted to welcome Robb Johnson who is widely recognised as one of the finest songwriters working in the UK today. He has played pubs, clubs, pavements, pickets & benefits, arts centres & festivals, local radio, BBC Radio 3 & 4, Belgian Radio 1, Nicaraguan TV & Channel 4, and even the Albert Hall in London. After playing in folk clubs and bands Robb made his first solo album in 1985 and has since released over 30 albums. In 2016 a five-CD career retrospective box set, plus a 64-page booklet, entitled "A Reasonable History of Impossible Demands", was released by PM Press in the USA. Robb has worked with a variety of bands, with friend & fellow songwriter Leon Rosselson, as well as solo. In 1997 Robb wrote the song suite Gentle Men, an ambitious family history of the first world war for the Passendael Peace Concert. In 2006 he was a special guest at the BBC's "Folk Britannia" concert at the Barbican Centre, ending the night with a rendition of World War I song "Hanging on the Old Barbed Wire". In 2016, Johnson and a group billed as the Corbynistas released the single "JC 4 PM 4 Me" in support of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, and made a valient shot for the Christmas number one!

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Defiance Sessions Presents Robb Johnson

on Sat, 2 Dec 2017 at Glossop Labour Club 7:00pm

"The real deal when it comes to songwriting" - Mike Harding, BBC Radio2 "An English original" - Robin Denselow, The Guardian One of this country's most important songwriters (no argument!) fRoots "There is no songwriter to compare with Robb Johnson operating in the UK" - R2 "One of the best" - Maverick "Britain's finest songwriter since Richard Thompson" Venue "One of Britain's most challenging songwriters." The Daily Telegraph The Defiance Sessions is delighted to welcome Robb Johnson who is widely recognised as one of the finest songwriters working in the UK today. He has played pubs, clubs, pavements, pickets & benefits, arts centres & festivals, local radio, BBC Radio 3 & 4, Belgian Radio 1, Nicaraguan TV & Channel 4, and even the Albert Hall in London. After playing in folk clubs and bands Robb made his first solo album in 1985 and has since released over 30 albums. In 2016 a five-CD career retrospective box set, plus a 64-page booklet, entitled "A Reasonable History of Impossible Demands", was released by PM Press in the USA. Robb has worked with a variety of bands, with friend & fellow songwriter Leon Rosselson, as well as solo. In 1997 Robb wrote the song suite Gentle Men, an ambitious family history of the first world war for the Passendael Peace Concert. In 2006 he was a special guest at the BBC's "Folk Britannia" concert at the Barbican Centre, ending the night with a rendition of World War I song "Hanging on the Old Barbed Wire". In 2016, Johnson and a group billed as the Corbynistas released the single "JC 4 PM 4 Me" in support of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, and made a valient shot for the Christmas number one!

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Mark Harrison

on Sat, 2 Dec 2017 at Melton Mowbray Eastwell Village Hall 7:00pm

Mark Harrison has established a growing reputation for the individuality of his music. His unique songs take elements of blues and folk, adding his own twist to produce something totally original. 'really excellent he takes very real things, normal things that happen in life, and he writes about them in a way that makes you think afresh about them' (Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2) He will be accompanied by Charles Benfield on double bass and vocals and Ed Hopwood on drums, percussion, harmonica and vocals.

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The Lost Notes - Album Launch Party!

on Sat, 2 Dec 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:30pm

One of Birmingham's finest emerging bands, this Moseley-based quintet fuse bluegrass, folk, jazz, blues and pop to produce a sound that is as compelling as it is entertaining. Birmingham Mail - Glee Club Review After spending two years writing, recording and honing their songs at festivals and clubs across the Midlands, The Lost Notes will finally be releasing their first album: "Run Free Right Now" on the 2nd December 2017! The launch party will take place Upstairs at The Red Lion, Kings Heath, B14 7LY where the legendary Red Lion Folk Club is based. Come and join them for a riotous party where they will play all the songs from the album along with some brand new unheard material. It promises to be a FANTASTIC night! For more info visit www.facebook.com/homeofthelostnotes or www.thelostnotes.co.uk Doors:19:30 - Music 20:00 - Get Tickets - Book it in! Their catchy songs are so addictively good they'll have you singing along by the time they've got to the first chorus. Birmingham Mail The Lost Notes are: Ben Mills, Oli Jobes, Lucy Mills, Silas Wood and Max Tomlinson

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Jaywalkers

on Sat, 2 Dec 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Since reaching the finals of the BBC Young Folk Awards in 2008, Jaywalkers have cemented their place as one of the most exciting, virtuosic and entertaining young bands working on the British Folk scene. Effortlessly creating a unique sound based on their collective and individual musical backgrounds, the band takes influence from Folk, Bluegrass, Country and Western Swing music in the form of virtuosic instrumentals, three part harmony and impressive slap bass. Add good humour, tasteful arrangements and exceptional musicianship to the mix and they are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. The music Jaywalkers create is in­novative, rooted deeply in tradition, and exhilarating.

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The Jar Family

on Sat, 2 Dec 2017 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:30pm

Looking forward to a night of high energy, brilliant music from this excellent six piece band as they return to Broseley's Birchmeadow Centre for a fourth visit.

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Buffalo Gals

on Sat, 2 Dec 2017 at Taunton Curry Mallet and Beercrocombe Village Hall 8:00pm

Buffalo Gals travelling mix of traditional & original music, song, Appalachian step dance, humour & stories from the old-time American heritage delivers a revitalising dose of increased vigour and happiness to the simple country folk they meet along the way. If we could bottle this feeling, we would, so leave your aches, pains and furrowed brows at home and join the Gals for an evening of 'Doctor Good'. Featuring the music of The Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams, Pete Seeger and other greats of U.S. old-time, as well as their own original compositions, this band of wild rovers will wipe your modern-day cares away. Relying faithfully on the magic of fiddle & banjo, the Gals trust in the restorative, positively miraculous powers of the music of bygone days, the uplifting joy of percussive dance & the edifying effects of a good story well told. So, whether you are aficionados of old-time country music or completely new to its charms, the Miraculous Medicine Show, brought to you by one of the country's most wildly-travelled, reliable and flexible of musical acts, will be an uplifting and crowd-pleasing addition to your programme.

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Emily Maguire

on Sat, 2 Dec 2017 at South Molton George Hotel;'' 7:30pm

A classically-trained multi-instrumentalist with five albums and two books to her name, Emily Maguire is truly a talent to be reckoned with (R2 Magazine), her strong, thought-provoking lyrics, supremely expressive vocals and spellbinding live performances winning her fans across the globe. After 2 years unable to play her instruments due to chronic tendonitis in her arms, Emily is now back with a hauntingly beautiful new album 'A Bit Of Blue', a new book of poetry, and a stunning new show.

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Paddy Milner

on Sat, 2 Dec 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... A mix of original & standard blues, honey tonk, N'Awlins, ragtime, boogie & more with one of the world's leading blues players on piano & vocals. Paddy Milner is not only recognised as one of the leading blues piano players in the world (just read the praise from the likes of Jack Bruce, Dave Brubeck and Jon Cleary), but also as a superb original songwriter and distinctive singer. His current group LONDONOLA plays homegrown British music with a strong dose of New Orleans spirit, and his new collaborative group JAWBONE will see it's eagerly anticipated debut album released in 2015. He has won the award for BEST KEYBOARD PLAYER in the British Blues Awards. The best blues piano player in Europe Blues Access, USA 10/10something out of the ordinary to celebrate! Every song is a standout track. Blues In Britain, on 'The Curious Case of Paddy Milner' Impressive & original The Times Dazzling The Independent Milner represents a new direction in blues and jazz Blues Free Press I love itthere's a guy who can really play the piano Dave Brubeck I highly recommend it. Somehow things start to feel much better! Jack Bruce Like James Booker on acid Jon Cleary

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Voices Unlimieted, Jenny Larsen & Laveroc Sing For Asylum Welcome

on Sat, 2 Dec 2017 at Oxford Holywell Rooms 7:30am

Bringing their joyous sound into Oxford, Charlbury based community choir, Voices Unlimited, lead by Katherine Lucas, are teaming up with new talent Jenny Larsen and her band of musicians, Laveroc to sing for Asylum Welcome. World/folk music with a multitude of harmonies to fill you up on a winter's evening - all in support of the extraordinary work of this vital charity. www.asylum-welcome.org. There will be poems too and speakers, and a chance to sing along..

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Andy White

on Sun, 3 Dec 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Belfast singer-songwriter Andy White is a 21st Century Troubadour. From the "electrifying urgency" (FRoots) of first single 'Religious Persuasion' to his latest album 'Imaginary Lovers', launching to follow up the success of recent career retrospective box set 'Studio Albums 1986-2016', Andy's a vital and engaging performer and his rare appearances in the UK are not to be missed. Collaborating with the likes of Tim Finn and Liam O Maonlai (as ALT), writing with Peter Gabriel, recording with Sinead O'Connor and touring with Van Morrison, Andy has had a stellar career in music while still keeping a firm grip on his "have guitar, will travel" folksinger ethos. 'Imaginary Lovers' is available through Proper, the box set through Floating World. "One of the finest songwriters of his generation" Dave Haslam, R2 Magazine "Breathlessly edgy and somehow heroic" Colin Irwin, FRoots "I love this man and his music. Rave on!" Janice Long, Radio 2

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Kitty Macfarlane / Jess Morgan

on Sun, 3 Dec 2017 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

A double-headline gig from two of the best emerging female singer-songwriters around. This one you don't want to miss!

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A Christmas Carol: A Folk Opera

on Sun, 3 Dec 2017 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 7:30pm

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A Christmas Carol: A Folk Opera

on Sun, 3 Dec 2017 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 7:30pm

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Archie Fisher Mbe

on Sun, 3 Dec 2017 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Truly legendary and influential figure in Scottish music. Archie has made and continues to exert an immeasurable impact on the revival. A Bothy favourite over many decades and a truly welcome return.

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Greg Genre

on Sun, 3 Dec 2017 at Durham Claypath Delicatessen 3:30am

Greg Genre (what a name!) has all the accoutrements of a blues singer: voice check; guitar check; harmonica check; but whereas a blues singer might drone on about waking up in the morning and reaching for the bottle because his mistress has ran off and left him with just his dying dog and an unpaid Netflix account, Greg walks a decidedly different path. Indeed, on one of his tunes - Realigion he sings, 'I get up early in the morning, I sing for peace and love for everyone and everything.' And yes, you did read that song title correctly: 'You might call it religion, I call it Realigion, this is true living sharing peace and love' says Greg. He's very much a glass half full kind of guy ('If your glass is half empty then fill it to the top'), and is also liable to add hip-hop elements to his songs with a lilting rap flow. At other times, such as on Crazy for Peace, he sounds like Nick Cave at his most contemplative. Greg also puts his money where his mouth is, donating all of the proceeds from his latest album 'Make your Own' to Musicians Without Borders. 'Greg Genre is a singer/songwriter from Newcastle who exudes more warmth than a 15 Tog duvet' - The Crack. Scott Free describes himself as a hippy singer-songwriter whose Influences are Nick Drake, Kurt Vile and Elliott Smith.

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Ewan Mclennan

on Sun, 3 Dec 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

2011 BBC Folk Awards 'Horizon' award winner and a fast-rising young Folk star, Edinburgh-born Ewan McLennan has been making headlines over the last year, performing at festivals, clubs, and concert halls across the country. He combines traditional music from around Britain and beyond with his own earthy, self-penned songs, creating a unique and compelling sound. He has a gorgeous, lilting voice, a quietly assured and commanding presence and some smart guitar arrangements. 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. (The Living Tradition)

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West London Cce 60th Anniversary Celebrations

on Sun, 3 Dec 2017 at London Mazenod Social Club 2:00pm

An afternoon of Music, Song and Dance followed by a session, to celebrate 60 years since the formation of the West London Branch of Comhaltas. The branch will provide a basic buffett but ask that you bring some extra food along for yourself and for sharing. Contact branch secretary Mary Irwin to co-ordinate what to bring WestLondon@comhaltas.net. Licensed bar, under 18s free

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The London Klezmer Quartet

on Sun, 3 Dec 2017 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:00pm

Enjoy the celebratory and soulful music of Jewish eastern Europe - and beyond - with the London Klezmer Quartet. The group's spirited and soulful performances of new and old melodies on violin, clarinet, accordion and double bass, and their tales of musicians' lives and times, will take you on an unforgettable musical journey. Dynamic and authentic (Time Out)

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Jane Rothfield

on Sun, 3 Dec 2017 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Jane and her siblings were introduced to folk music at an early age in the form of Pete Seeger and Jean Ritchie! Aged 5 she began to play as one of the original Suzuki violin "kids" in New York. She soon discovered traditional fiddling and as a young teen in Connecticut was immersing herself in Old-time, Bluegrass, New England, Irish and French Canadian music. As a college student in California Jane won several fiddle and banjo contests and began performing and touring with various string bands as well as teaching at McCabe's Music Shop. While studying in Scotland, Jane met Scottish singer/guitarist Allan Carr, they married and have been making music together ever since. After many years touring in the UK and the US Jane (and Allan) settled in the Albany NY area where their children were born. Eventually they formed Red Hen Stringband in 2004 and played at venues and festivals through out the East Coast and recording two albums featuring many of Jane and Allan's original tunes and songs. Jane also formed a hot contra dance band, Great Big Taters Upon moving to Philadelphia in 2009, Jane and Allan formed Coracree playing hot Contra Dance music featuring many of their own original tunes. Since then, Coracree has lept to the national contra dance stage, playing at contra dances and concerts from Toronto to Florida. In 2012 Jane formed the All Woman Old Time Music super group, SUGAR PIE and joined the new All Woman Super fiddle group PANACHE QUARTET In 2015, Jane began performing with her daughter, SHONA CARR, a talented multi-instrumentalist/fantastic singer/songwriter. The combined talent of mother/daughter voices and many instruments (fiddle, clawhammer banjo, guitar, tenor guitar) proved a winning formula. In March 2016, Jane had the opportunity to perform in Europe and teamed up with Nathan Bontrager, a spectacular musician who in addition to fiddle, banjo and guitar, is a world class cellist. They call themselves, HEN'S TEETH and with almost unlimited combinations of instruments, deep roots in traditional old time and folk music as well as contemporary improvisational flair, and tight harmony singing, Janie and Nathan have developed a unique sound in American Old Time Roots music. She has also recently performed and recorded with master harmonica player, Brendan Power, whom she met and jammed with at a festival in Montreal in 2014 and bonded over a shared love for Irish and American Old Time Music. As you see, Jane is a very busy lady with many musical associations and partnerships. At TwickFolk she hopes to bring along a young British based musicianwatch out for updates on FB when this is confirmed.

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Jane Rothfield

on Sun, 3 Dec 2017 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Jane and her siblings were introduced to folk music at an early age in the form of Pete Seeger and Jean Ritchie! Aged 5 she began to play as one of the original Suzuki violin "kids" in New York. She soon discovered traditional fiddling and as a young teen in Connecticut was immersing herself in Old-time, Bluegrass, New England, Irish and French Canadian music. As a college student in California Jane won several fiddle and banjo contests and began performing and touring with various string bands as well as teaching at McCabe's Music Shop. While studying in Scotland, Jane met Scottish singer/guitarist Allan Carr, they married and have been making music together ever since. After many years touring in the UK and the US Jane (and Allan) settled in the Albany NY area where their children were born. Eventually they formed Red Hen Stringband in 2004 and played at venues and festivals through out the East Coast and recording two albums featuring many of Jane and Allan's original tunes and songs. Jane also formed a hot contra dance band, Great Big Taters Upon moving to Philadelphia in 2009, Jane and Allan formed Coracree playing hot Contra Dance music featuring many of their own original tunes. Since then, Coracree has lept to the national contra dance stage, playing at contra dances and concerts from Toronto to Florida. In 2012 Jane formed the All Woman Old Time Music super group, SUGAR PIE and joined the new All Woman Super fiddle group PANACHE QUARTET In 2015, Jane began performing with her daughter, SHONA CARR, a talented multi-instrumentalist/fantastic singer/songwriter. The combined talent of mother/daughter voices and many instruments (fiddle, clawhammer banjo, guitar, tenor guitar) proved a winning formula. In March 2016, Jane had the opportunity to perform in Europe and teamed up with Nathan Bontrager, a spectacular musician who in addition to fiddle, banjo and guitar, is a world class cellist. They call themselves, HEN'S TEETH and with almost unlimited combinations of instruments, deep roots in traditional old time and folk music as well as contemporary improvisational flair, and tight harmony singing, Janie and Nathan have developed a unique sound in American Old Time Roots music. She has also recently performed and recorded with master harmonica player, Brendan Power, whom she met and jammed with at a festival in Montreal in 2014 and bonded over a shared love for Irish and American Old Time Music. As you see, Jane is a very busy lady with many musical associations and partnerships. At TwickFolk she hopes to bring along a young British based musicianwatch out for updates on FB when this is confirmed.

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Jule Felix At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 3 Dec 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

A legendary folk singer with a career stretching back to 1964. A household name, TV star and Top Twenty recording artist. She's also a peace and environmental activist and an electrifying, bewitching performer. There is no nostalgia at a Julie Felix gig. You get to be a legend for a reason. A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Jule Felix At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 3 Dec 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

A legendary folk singer with a career stretching back to 1964. A household name, TV star and Top Twenty recording artist. She's also a peace and environmental activist and an electrifying, bewitching performer. There is no nostalgia at a Julie Felix gig. You get to be a legend for a reason. A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Buffalo Gals

on Sun, 3 Dec 2017 at Wootton Courtenay Village Hall 7:30pm

Buffalo Gals travelling mix of traditional & original music, song, Appalachian step dance, humour & stories from the old-time American heritage delivers a revitalising dose of increased vigour and happiness to the simple country folk they meet along the way. If we could bottle this feeling, we would, so leave your aches, pains and furrowed brows at home and join the Gals for an evening of 'Doctor Good'. Featuring the music of The Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams, Pete Seeger and other greats of U.S. old-time, as well as their own original compositions, this band of wild rovers will wipe your modern-day cares away. Relying faithfully on the magic of fiddle & banjo, the Gals trust in the restorative, positively miraculous powers of the music of bygone days, the uplifting joy of percussive dance & the edifying effects of a good story well told. So, whether you are aficionados of old-time country music or completely new to its charms, the Miraculous Medicine Show, brought to you by one of the country's most wildly-travelled, reliable and flexible of musical acts, will be an uplifting and crowd-pleasing addition to your programme.

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Mark Harrison + Gabriel Mesh

on Sun, 3 Dec 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... Mark Harrison's highly individual, all-original music has been going down very well with audiences of all kinds, and it has taken him to some of the top venues and festivals in the UK, attracting acclaim wherever he goes. Mark has taken the style of the early blues and folk/blues innovators, and given it totally modern relevance. His songs all have something to say or a story to tell. With their memorable tunes, striking lyrics and strong rhythms, they make people think, smile and move. He is doing something genuinely fresh and different, tapping into the timeless quality of 'old' music to produce something brand new and totally relevant to the present day. Mark's live shows are well-known not only for the music but also for his introductions and explanations of the songs, and audiences frequently comment on how big a part these play in their enjoyment of the shows. Delivered in a manner often described as 'wry' and 'dry', these mark him out even more as a unique artist. Mark is a thrilling, rhythmic, finger-picker and slide player, with a very distinctive style. He appears solo and with band, his band consisting of some of the UK's top roots musicians. With them he has released four albums which have been unanimously acclaimed across a wide range of areas of the music world, receiving a very great deal of airplay (including BBC) and highly enthusiastic reviews in the UK, Europe and the US. Recently Mark has appeared at top festivals such as Celtic Connections, where his headline concert was a sell-out, and at prestigious venues all over the UK. He also received two nominations in the British Blues Awards (Songwriter & Acoustic) in 2015. In 2015 he released the live album On The Chicken Sandwich Train and 2016 sees the release of his eagerly anticipated new studio album Turpentine. He is currently touring all over the UK. 'really excellent he takes very real things, normal things that happen in life, and he writes about them in a way that makes you think afresh about them' (Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2) 'one of the British Isles' great blues singers and guitarists . totally and absolutely original' (Mike Harding) 'wonderful rootsy blues .. innovative' (Jazz FM) 'singular lyrics an original take on song writing' (Blues in Britain) http://www.markharrisonrootsmusic.com/ --- Gabriel Mesh is currently performing in and around the London acoustic scene purveying a wholesome set that will satisfy anyone with a hunger for virtuosity and authenticity. Gabriel takes inspiration from the folk and blues tradition and sprinkles it with a generous handful of reinvention.

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Rosie Hood

on Mon, 4 Dec 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

She has a magical voice, an awareness of her roots, a sense of fun on stage, and of course, makes the most marvelous music R2 A vibrant, confident mix with Rosie's voice in particular, possessing an easy grace EDS Rosie Hood is a young folk singer from Wiltshire, known for her strong, pure voice and engaging solo performance. A BBC Performing Arts Fellow in 2015 and a 2016 Horizon Award nominee at the Radio 2 Folk Awards, Rosie has become more than purely a traditional singer. Having started learning f