The Changing Room

on Sat, 3 Dec 2016 at Upper BasildonSt Stephens Church 7:00pm

A rare opportunity to catch up with The Changing Room on tour. The phenomenally busy Sam Kelly and Tanya Brittain will be joined on stage by Jamie Francis (Stark), Evan Carson (The Willows) and harpist Morrigan Palmer-Brown. The Changing Room will be performing songs from their extraordinary debut album which hit The Telegraph list of 'Best Folk Albums of 2015' upon release, with a ★★★★ review from Martin Chilton. They will also be promoting their second album that will be released late 2016. Rootsy, Celtic-infused, original folk. Heavily influenced by the industrial heritage of Cornwall, the Looe-based band are ambassadors for collaboration and social singing. Their songs feature rousing choruses and catchy hooks that will keep you swaying and humming all week. Accordion, guitar, bodhran, harp and banjo plus award winning vocals deliver a winning combination, and unique sound. In the short time that they've been recording together The Changing Room have built up a significant catalogue of music, and clocked-up some impressive airtime on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3. Supporters of The Changing Room include Mark Radcliffe, Mike Harding, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Clare Balding and Mary Ann Kennedy and the band are regulars on BBC regional folk shows such as Frank Hennessy's BBC Radio Wales programme Celtic Heartbeat and Colum Sands' Folk Club show on BBC Radio Ulster. This will be a great concert and likely to be sold out well beforehand.

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Huw M

on Sat, 3 Dec 2016 at Cardiff Snails Delicatessen 7:00pm

Gourmet Gig

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Hatful Of Rain @ Wychwood Folk Club

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

Sat 3rd December Hatful of Rain @ Wychwood Folk Club + Support by Thom Morcroft Tiddy Hall, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AG Tickets £10.00 in advance £12.00 on the door Start 8pm.Doors 7.30pm Parking & Bar Available Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@gmail.com Hatful of Rain are a Bluegrass/Old time influenced British folk/roots band based in East Sussex. Playing original material, Hatful of Rain strive to combine powerful song-writing with musical virtuosity whilst retaining a strong traditional feel. The Hatful's make full use of the single microphone approach to performing which creates an engaging visual spectacle whilst underlining the warmth and communal style of the music played. The four piece comprises Phil Jones on double bass, clawhammer banjo and vocals, Chloe Overton on guitar, mandolin and vocals, Fred Gergory on guitar, mandolin and vocals, and James Shenton on violin. Hauntingly beautiful.I love it! (Bob Harris) They are very very good indeed! (Mike Harding) Well worth seeking out (The Daily Telegraph) A fuss has been made about them, and rightly so (Spiral Earth) It's easy to pin the bluegrass label on this bunch, which in my view does them a disservice, as while their songs encompass the usual round of death, love, heartbreak etc, by adding elements of British folk managing to sound refreshingly different. They were a knockout at the recent Maverick festival. Go buy this album if you want to know what all the fuss is about (Maverick Magazine) Thom Morecroft Played on 6music and described by ex-editor of NME, Q, Mojo and Word Paul Du Noyer as cheering and addictive, Thom Morecroft is a scruffy cherub of a folk-pop singer-songwriter from Shrewsbury, precariously hidden away somewhere along Liverpool's Georgian Quarter. Having just successfully crowd-funded the release of his next EP (13/01/2016), Thom will be touring the UK in the early months of 2016. www.wychwoodfolkclub.com www.hatfulofrain.co.uk/ http://thommorecroft.com/

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Cara Dillon

on Sat, 3 Dec 2016 at Nottingham St. Mary's Church, Lowdham 7:30pm

Wine and soft drinks on sale Doors open 7.30pm, Concert starts at 8pm

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Connie Lush

on Sat, 3 Dec 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Live At Emmanuel: Emily Maguire

on Sat, 3 Dec 2016 at Billericay Emmanuel Church 7:00pm

We are delighted to welcome Emily back to Emmanuel along with Christian Dunham (Bass Player extraordinaire and husband). Emily has always been warmly received when she's played here in the past and is one our favourite artists - we're guaranteed another outstanding evening! Classically trained on piano, cello, recorder and flute, by the time she was 12, Emily seemed destined to be a professional cellist. Growing up with no TV, reading poetry and listening only to classical music, Emily was quite happy reading and playing Bach, until ... she discovered Bob Marley and the guitar! Emily puts her classical training to good use, writing and recording string arrangements for her albums. Best-known for her strong, thought-provoking lyrics and 'supremely expressive vocals' (R2 Magazine) Emily's songs have been played regularly on Radio 2 and have won her fans across the globe. Emily writes lyrics of great depth alongside moving and memorable tunes and isn't afraid to shy away from her life-long battle with Bipolar Disorder. In a recent interview Emily commented: "Music to me is all about uplifting, comforting and inspiring people." "Full of vibrancy and blossoming with an abundance of talent and passion, music for the soul ..." Maverick Magazine Emily has lived on a farm in the Australian bush writing and recording songs, growing veggies, making goats cheese, collecting rainwater, dodging snakes and spiders and living in a shack made from recycled wood, tin and potato sacks! Now based in the UK, Emily has released four studio albums: Stranger Place (2004); Keep Walking (2008); Believer (2010) Bird Inside A Cage (2013) and the eagerly awaited A Bit Of Blue due for release early 2017. Emily will be showcasing some of those songs with us. Emily has toured with some of the world's great singer-songwriters including American legend Don McLean, Eric Bibb, Paul Brady and Dennis Locorriere (formerly Dr Hook) and has found herself on stage at the biggest concert venues in the country as well as playing the Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury. Emily is a regular on Radio 2's 'Good Morning Sunday' with Clare Balding and Radio 4's 'Midweek' with Libby Purves. Emmanuel is a 10 minute walk from Billericay station (which is 25 mins from Liverpool Street) and there is good parking on site. There will be a reasonably priced bar on the night! For more details contact Paul on 01277 658055 or paul@billericaychurches.org or wordpress.revpacman.com. All proceeds will be shared between Emmanuel Church and Communitas Care (working in Uganda). Check out Emily's website at www.emilymaguire.com

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Live At Emmanuel: Emily Maguire

on Sat, 3 Dec 2016 at Billericay Emmanuel Church 7:00pm

We are delighted to welcome Emily back to Emmanuel along with Christian Dunham (Bass Player extraordinaire and husband). Emily has always been warmly received when she's played here in the past and is one our favourite artists - we're guaranteed another outstanding evening! Classically trained on piano, cello, recorder and flute, by the time she was 12, Emily seemed destined to be a professional cellist. Growing up with no TV, reading poetry and listening only to classical music, Emily was quite happy reading and playing Bach, until ... she discovered Bob Marley and the guitar! Emily puts her classical training to good use, writing and recording string arrangements for her albums. Best-known for her strong, thought-provoking lyrics and 'supremely expressive vocals' (R2 Magazine) Emily's songs have been played regularly on Radio 2 and have won her fans across the globe. Emily writes lyrics of great depth alongside moving and memorable tunes and isn't afraid to shy away from her life-long battle with Bipolar Disorder. In a recent interview Emily commented: "Music to me is all about uplifting, comforting and inspiring people." "Full of vibrancy and blossoming with an abundance of talent and passion, music for the soul ..." Maverick Magazine Emily has lived on a farm in the Australian bush writing and recording songs, growing veggies, making goats cheese, collecting rainwater, dodging snakes and spiders and living in a shack made from recycled wood, tin and potato sacks! Now based in the UK, Emily has released four studio albums: Stranger Place (2004); Keep Walking (2008); Believer (2010) Bird Inside A Cage (2013) and the eagerly awaited A Bit Of Blue due for release early 2017. Emily will be showcasing some of those songs with us. Emily has toured with some of the world's great singer-songwriters including American legend Don McLean, Eric Bibb, Paul Brady and Dennis Locorriere (formerly Dr Hook) and has found herself on stage at the biggest concert venues in the country as well as playing the Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury. Emily is a regular on Radio 2's 'Good Morning Sunday' with Clare Balding and Radio 4's 'Midweek' with Libby Purves. Emmanuel is a 10 minute walk from Billericay station (which is 25 mins from Liverpool Street) and there is good parking on site. There will be a reasonably priced bar on the night! For more details contact Paul on 01277 658055 or paul@billericaychurches.org or wordpress.revpacman.com. All proceeds will be shared between Emmanuel Church and Communitas Care (working in Uganda). Check out Emily's website at www.emilymaguire.com

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Legend A Tribute To Bob Marley

on Sat, 3 Dec 2016 at Margate The West Coast Bar 7:30pm

LEGEND are seven great musicians and singers dedicated to the life and music of the late, great Bob Marley This dynamic band, led by the charismatic Michael Anton Phillips (Cheesy) has a pedigree second to none, whose members have worked with such reggae greats as: The Mighty Diamonds, Dennis Brown, Rankin Roger, The Beat, Burning Spear, Apache Indian, Johnny 2 Bad, Errol Dunkley, George and Desmond Decker, Musical Youth and many more Legend Band Legend's two hour show covers the very best of Bob Marley's timeless classics: Is This Love, No Woman No Cry, Waiting in Vain, Exodus, I Shot The Sheriff, Jamming, Could You Be Loved. These are just a few of his million selling hits brought to you in this fantastic two hour tribute to the acknowledged master of reggae. The musicianship is flawless, with that irresistable reggae groove compelling you to move and the presence of Bob Marley himself invoked in the skilled and respectful portrayal by Michael.

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Nick Harper & The Wilderness Kids

on Sat, 3 Dec 2016 at London The Borderline 7:00pm

Described by BBC6Music's Tom Robinson as My musical discovery of 2016!, Nick Harper announces a very special one-off UK tour with a full band, to celebrate the release of the 3 LP box set, CD and book 'The Wilderness Years'. Known for his dazzling performances as a solo acoustic maestro, Nick has teamed up with acclaimed West Country space rock trio 'Port Erin' in another guise here as 'The Wilderness Kids' to explore his back catalogue of 12 CDs, playing songs previously unheard live and old favourites with a fantastic new twist. If you've seen Nick solo then you will not want to miss this unique show. If you've never seen Nick before then you will not want to miss this unique show. www.harperspace.com 'For my money the best singer-songwriter on the planet' Rob Adams, Glasgow Herald.

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Emily Smith's 'songs For Christmas'

on Sat, 3 Dec 2016 at Stoke-on-Trent St Lawrence's Church Biddulph 7:30pm

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Kat & Co

on Sat, 3 Dec 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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

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Phillip Henry And Hannah Martin

on Sat, 3 Dec 2016 at Woodmancote New Village Hall 7:30pm

Concert starts at 8pm. Doors/bar at 7.30pm. Unreserved seating. Free car parking. Bar available.

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Damh The Bard

on Sat, 3 Dec 2016 at Tenbury Wells Fountain Inn 7:30pm

Saturday December 3rd 2016 Doors open 7.30 pm Disabled access is good, flat entrance, wide door and disabled loo on ground floor at The Fountain Inn.

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Michael Mcdermott - " Willow Springs Tour"

on Sat, 3 Dec 2016 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:00pm

CHICAGO BASED MICHAEL MCDERMOTTS UK TOUR DROPS INTO HIGH WYCOMBE, TO PROMOTE THE SUPERB NEW RELEASE " WILLOW SPRINGS"

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Guy Tortora

on Sat, 3 Dec 2016 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Guy Tortora

on Sat, 3 Dec 2016 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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New Roots Presents: Misshaped Pearls/ Dariush Kanani

on Sat, 3 Dec 2016 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

At the forefront of a very exciting new wave of UK folk, seven-piece Mishaped Pearls' most recent album 'Thamesis' has recieved four star reviews from The Guardian, the Financial Times and the Telegraph, and garnered the highest of praise from Tom Robinson, Mark Radcliffe and Bob Harris, highlights amongst universal acclaim from the press and media. Their adventurous song combination of the ancient and the new finds an echo in their musical make-up - banjo, saz baglama, bodhran, violin and mandolin mix with acoustic guitar, keyboards, electric bass and drums, all led by the mezzo-soprano voice of Manuela Schuette. Their music's roots in tradition expand into progressive folk and rock, eastern modal music and shows elements of contemporary classical influence. Really intriguing - I love this MARK RADCLIFFE, BBC RADIO 2 FOLK SHOW An outstanding release absolutely gorgeous, gorgeous music BOB HARRIS, BBC RADIO 2 Darkly beguiling...cinematically epic ★★★★ THE SCOTSMAN "Unexpected, gently startling" ★★★★THE GUARDIAN 'Astonishing, with heart-stopping vocals from Manuela Schütte. It's not often a band can truthfully claim to have a sound unlike anyone else in the country, but Mishaped Pearls can certainly make that proud boast' TOM ROBINSON, BBC 6 MUSIC '....such an original and engaging album DAILY TELEGRAPH, TOP 10 CDs 'A brilliantly realised piece of work' fROOTS 'they scream originality.. SPIRAL EARTH ..a celestial, otherworldy quality, elegant and graceful " R2 MAGAZINE Mishaped Pearls on stage at 9.00 pm. Dariush Kanani has studied guitar with fingerpicking guitar legends Stefan Grossman and John Renbourn and supported Grossman by his request on his sell out tour of the UK last year. He has also played frequently alongside British guitar giant Wizz Jones and recently appeared at a special tribute concert for the late John Renbourn at Cecil Sharp House in London alongside Jacqui McShee, Ralph McTell, Bernard Butler,Graham Coxon and more. Kanani's powerhouse, percussive, 'back slap' guitar technique and solid grooves are reminiscent of a young John Martyn. Coupled with an ethereal voice that evokes shades of John Mayer, Paul Simon and James Taylor, his sound is deeply soulful. A consummate musician, his songs skilfully combine pop, folk, soul and jazz to make for a style that is truly his own. Dariush Kanani on stage at 8.15 pm New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK roots 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. We find that in traditional folk, indie folk, alt-folk, chamber folk, country blues, Americana, alt-country, old-time rhythm & blues, gypsy jazz, honky-tonk, klezmer, world music, modern classical music and all points in between. WEBSITE: www.newrootsevents.com NEW ROOTS RADIO: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Coach House Company Christmas Concert

on Sat, 3 Dec 2016 at London The George Tavern 7:15pm

Doors open 7:15pm, The Coach House Company start their performance at 8:00pm so please arrive early. ------------------------------------------------------------------ The Coach House Company return with their annual Christmas shindig. Expect new takes on old carols, old takes on new(er) seasonal songs and bucketfuls of Christmas cheer. Sold out for the last 2 years in a row, Christmas just would not be Christmas without this fun-filled festive folky fun! Since their formation at university in late 2010, five-piece folk band The Coach House Company are rapidly becoming known for their uplifting and wholesome sound through dynamic live performances in London and Cambridge. Inspired by the folk heritage of the British Isles, the band fuses traditional jigs, reels and folksongs with rich harmonies, instrumental virtuosity and compelling upbeat rhythms to create a unique folk expression. Original compositions and arrangements form the core of the band's repertoire, which is also infused with influences from the classical and jazz domains. The band is made up of Maya Amin-Smith (vocals/violin/mandolin), Patrick Milne (vocals/guitar), Héloïse Werner (vocals/cello), Marianne Schofield (vocals/double bass) and Colin Danskin (vocals/trumpet). In recent years, the band has performed at the National Portrait Gallery, Cecil Sharp House, Green Note in Camden, Ronnie Scott's jazz club, London Folk Festival, Wilderness Festival, and has released two original EP discs:The Coach House Company (2014) and Maiden Tales (2016). They recently shared double headers with Maz O'Connor at Cecil Sharp House and The Fair Rain at Bush Hall. "refreshing and uplifting (...) one to watch out for" - Folk Radio UK "There are times when you hear a record and recognise that the musicians involved are revelling in the experience just as much as their audience. Listening to The Coach House Company EP is one of those." - Bright Young Folk

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An Evening With Ashley Hutchings, Judy Dunlop And Blair Dunlop

on Sat, 3 Dec 2016 at Wigan Parish Church 7:30am

This is a one-off, never to be repeated evening of music, poetry and stories with three of folk music's finest. The evening will feature a miscellany of songs and stories from the extraordinary and extensive career of Ashley Hutchings, Judy Dunlop's masterful interpretation of both traditional folk and modern songs and Blair Dunlop's stunning guitar playing and songs from his recent albums. There will also be a tip of the hat to the forthcoming Christmas season, before Ashley embarks on his UK tour with the Albion Christmas Band. There will be no support on the eveningjust Ashley, Judy, Blair and the wonderful setting and acoustics of Wigan Parish Church. This concert is being held in honour of the memory of Acoustic Roots Wigan founder and legendary concert promoter, David Cartlidge. All profits will be donated to WIgan and Leigh Hospice Doors at 7pm for a prompt atart at 7.30pm

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Yolanda Eyama / Afro World Groove

on Sat, 3 Dec 2016 at London Olivers 9:00pm

YOLANDA EYAMA Yolanda Eyama's prestige is recognised in the field of African music. She has spent many years dedicating body and soul to the black music of the cultures of Africa. She merges the songs of her origins with Pop, Funk, Jazz and the most current Soul in her own way. Yolanda Eyama makes her performances in African languages, sometimes Spanish, English and French. She Raps, sings, recites and modulates her voice getting attainments that give good example of an amazing creative capacity, while offering in her movements the cadences and rhythms of deepest Africa. She began singing gospel and black music in churches and she mixed that with her own cultural tradition. In Spain Yolanda has been part of several groups of different styles such as Flamenco, Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Rock, Afro beat, Makossa etc ... Currently, "Welcome To Malabo" is her first solo album recorded in Madrid with the band which she was more than 10 years. 4 songs of that album are part of the soundtrack of the "PALMERAS EN LA Nieve A Spanish and American film production that has garnered great prizes movie. She has also worked as an actress in the theatre company L´OM-IMPREBÍS Valencia-Spain . AFRO WORLD GROOVE ( BAND) https://youtu.be/cSZvH22r1js The impulsive desire of capturing in a single project the various musical influences acquired over many years of research and work has allowed the encounter of these extraordinary musicians of the same vibration to come across a symbiosis AFRO WORLD GROOVE The Afro World Groove is a band created to expose a fusion of cultures on live stage. Its members are professional musicians with lots of experiences performing in clubs and festivals worldwide, which have garnered a solid reputation as excellent musicians worldwide In short, The Afro Word Groove comes to bring the sound of the big bands of World Music with a solid rhythmic base of African cultures influence. In his style the predominance of the magic and elegance of the mixture of the music, as it's a band formed by musicians with great ride and a huge career behind them that's into a single concept linked to musical genres from various cultures. The Afro World Groove will move your spirit, musicinafrica.net/directory/yolanda-eyama https://open.spotify.com/artist/3nTyYWHKxof0Usj6m7CW9u Yolanda Eyama

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Swan & Dyer's Winter Warmer A Festive Pick-n-mix

on Sat, 3 Dec 2016 at Gurnard Village Hall 7:30pm

Swan & Dyers Winter Warmer A Festive Pick-n-Mix will appeal to those who associate Christmas with carols, singing, dancing and the joy of being together as family and friends. Vicki & Jonny have created a show that brings together classic Christmas carols, winter stories, Scandinavian Christmas . It is informative, fun and full of chorus songs that you'll know and stories that you probably won't. Multi-instrumentalists and storytellers of the highest calibre, you have no idea what you're going to se next, but we know you'll love it.

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Swan & Dyer's Winter Warmer A Festive Pick-n-mix

on Sat, 3 Dec 2016 at Gurnard Village Hall 7:30pm

Swan & Dyers Winter Warmer A Festive Pick-n-Mix will appeal to those who associate Christmas with carols, singing, dancing and the joy of being together as family and friends. Vicki & Jonny have created a show that brings together classic Christmas carols, winter stories, Scandinavian Christmas . It is informative, fun and full of chorus songs that you'll know and stories that you probably won't. Multi-instrumentalists and storytellers of the highest calibre, you have no idea what you're going to se next, but we know you'll love it.

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Tarantella Beats Party With Amaraterra

on Sat, 3 Dec 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

Amaraterra's monthly sizzling Southern Italian party at Jamboree, an uplifting evening of passionate live music and dance performances! Amaraterra is the first Pizzica ensemble in London- performing traditional dances and music from the heel of Italy. A 'Pizzica' is the malicious bite of the tarantula spider. In order to heal from the poison you must dance till you drop, following the intense, restless beat of the tambourine. It is one of the oldest musical expressions of the Mediterranean, brought to London by a group of passionate musicians and dancers. Expect a flourish of instruments, colour and movement.

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Afro Jazz And Ethical Fashion

on Sat, 3 Dec 2016 at Brighton Unitarian Church 7:30pm

Musa Mboob, Gambian Percussion master and Joko Band are playing at the Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton on Saturday December 3rd from 8 to 11pm. In aid of Brighton Voices in Exile who support refugees living in the U.K. Come dressed in Fair Trade, ethical and/or world clothing to celebrate ethical fashion. Prizes for the best dressed. There will be delicious world food, Fairtrade wine etc. Book early to avoid disappointment.

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Adventure 5: Numbers Are Futile And Paddy Steer

on Sat, 3 Dec 2016 at Carlisle The Source Cafe 7:30am

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Blackbeard's Tea Party

on Sun, 4 Dec 2016 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Ian W Brown

on Sun, 4 Dec 2016 at Bournemouth Trouville Hotel 7:00pm

Folksinger!

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Ian W Brown

on Sun, 4 Dec 2016 at Bournemouth Trouville Hotel 7:00pm

Folksinger!

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The Magical Christmas Tree Tour

on Sun, 4 Dec 2016 at Topsham Matthews Hall 7:30pm

The Magical Christmas Tree Tour is Pete Morton, Emily Sanders, Chris Parkinson and a tree. Not just any old Christmas tree but a very magical one. After five successful seasons touring the UK this show is a festive treat where the audience pick scrolls from the tree and make every night a unique occasion. Pete, Emily and Chris are a high-flying combination. Together they deliver a richly textured collection of vibrant new songs, beautiful old carols and stunning instrumentals. Concert starts at 8pm

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The Dovetail Trio - Rosie Hood, Matt Quinn And Jamie Roberts

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

Fresh readings of Traditional songs with guitar and concertina. 'Beautifully realised' says Clive Pownceby and he's a man who should know!

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Melrose Quartet At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 4 Dec 2016 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

A stunning quartet featuring club stalwarts Nancy Kerr and James Fagan alongside legendary Sheffield duo Richard and Jess Arrowsmith. Glorious four-part harmony singing combines with crunchy twin fiddles, full-bodied melodeon and powerful bouzouki in a set that will leave your heart singing and your feet tapping. Their live performances infect audiences with the warmth and sparkle that these four seasoned musicians feel when they unite. 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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John Spiers

on Sun, 4 Dec 2016 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 6:30pm

John Spiers, known better in folk circles as Squeezy, has made a name for himself as one of the leading squeezebox players of his generation. He is well known for his long-standing duo partnership with Jon Boden in the formidable Spiers & Boden as well as being a key member of Bellowhead, the most successful folk band in recent history. Show starts 7.30pm

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The Mellstock Band Present The Christmas Hearth

on Sun, 4 Dec 2016 at Knighton Community Centre;; 7:30pm

A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF SINGING, INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC AND SPOKEN WORD TO CELEBRATE THE CHRISTMAS SEASON FEATURING AUTHENTIC INSTRUMENTS SUCH AS CONCERTINA, VIOLIN, OBOE AND SERPENT AND COSTUMES REPRESENTING THE RURAL SUNDAY BEST OF THE ERA OF THOMAS HARDY A COMMUNITY CENTRE EVENT TO BE STAGED AT KNIGHTON DRILL HALL, BOWLING GREEN LANE, LD7 1DR

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The Mellstock Band Present The Christmas Hearth

on Sun, 4 Dec 2016 at Knighton Community Centre;; 7:30pm

A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF SINGING, INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC AND SPOKEN WORD TO CELEBRATE THE CHRISTMAS SEASON FEATURING AUTHENTIC INSTRUMENTS SUCH AS CONCERTINA, VIOLIN, OBOE AND SERPENT AND COSTUMES REPRESENTING THE RURAL SUNDAY BEST OF THE ERA OF THOMAS HARDY A COMMUNITY CENTRE EVENT TO BE STAGED AT KNIGHTON DRILL HALL, BOWLING GREEN LANE, LD7 1DR

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Mitchell & Vincent

on Sun, 4 Dec 2016 at Castle Cary Caryford Hall 3:00pm

An afternoon performance by the quite brilliant acoustic folk duo, whose unique and evocative style is something that all live music lovers will appreciate and enjoy. The session is paired with a Somerset Wine Company informal tasting. That is to say "Good Music and Good Wine". Entrance includes 6 tastings from a wide selection or a glass of wine. U18's are welcome but must be accompanied and will be prohibited from drinking alcohol.

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Softlysoftly Presents The August List + Tinlin + Joe & Tracey

on Sun, 4 Dec 2016 at London Kiss The Sky 2:45pm

PLEASE NOTE, this event is ADULTS ONLY - no children allowed in the bar. Buy a ticket in advance if you want to guarantee a seat, Tickets available at the door too at £4, but no seat guaranteed. Deliciously chilled unplugged acoustic music to charm you on a Crouch End Sunday afternoon. THE AUGUST LIST A welcome return for this excellent lo-fi folk boy/girl duo who describe their music as 'backwards country/porch folk' but with a bit of a rock n roll attitude. https://soundcloud.com/theaugustlist TINLIN The Tinlin brothers play as a duo with mandolin/guitar and acoustic songs in fabulous harmony - you will not want to miss this act. http://www.tinlinmusic.com/ JOE & TRACEY A debut from Yorkshire based acocustic duo Joe and Tracey with an eclectic mix of material... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGu4YX9-FXE 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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Liz Simcock

on Mon, 5 Dec 2016 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

We are delighted to welcome Liz back to Chesham Folk Club. She is one of the UK's best singer songwriters. Her songs are descriptive, have a strong narrative that is totally accessible and memorable tunes. Her flawless voice and elegant accompaniment make the best of her superb songs, which she delivers with passion, grace and energy. She is also a very funny and engaging person who loves performing.

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The Long Hill Ramblers

on Mon, 5 Dec 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

If you're looking for a gimmick, move along. All the Long Hill Ramblers have to offer is folk music: clear, beautiful vocals, rich harmonies, virtuoso musicianship, and a repertoire drawn from among the finest traditional songs on both sides of the Atlantic. Laura Hockenhull's voice must have been the best-kept secret in folk music over the last few years. Those in the know, including some of the most respected names in the business, have admired her work for the purity of her voice, and the strength of her interpretations. Now the secret is out.

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Dan Whitehouse

on Tue, 6 Dec 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dan Whitehouse releases his new album That's Where I Belong on September 2nd 2016. His career to date is a story of slow burn success, built upon positive word of mouth for his three self released recordings and the many thousands of long, hard miles he's spent touring around Europe, opening for a diverse range of talented artists including Josh Ritter, Julian Cope, Maria McKee, Mark Eitzel, Jesca Hoop, Peter Green, Richard Thompson, Lau, Sun Kill Moon and Willy Mason. Dan was born in the midlands industrial town of Wolverhampton to parents who took 'the hippie highway' to Kathmandu in the mid 70's, on the 'magic bus'. The sights and sounds on that journey resonated throughout Dan's childhood and despite being born in England, Dan took his first steps in San Francisco, to a soundtrack of Jackson Browne, Donovan and Bob Dylan. When his younger sisters were born Dan's parents settled with teaching jobs back in Wolverhampton, but kept the travelling spirit alive through summer, packing the family of 5 into their secondhand car and taking off to France. Whenever they pitched their tent, Dan would take off in the morning with his guitar down by the river, or out in the fields, hiding out learning to play Neil Young's 'Needle and the Damage Done' or Otis Redding's 'Sittin on the Dock of the Bay.' Music was always going to play a huge part in Dan's childhood as his radio enthusiast father helped establish Wolverhampton Community Radio in the mid eighties, and presents his Inside Tracks show on the station to this day. Dan Whitehouse grew up with the notion he wanted to make something beautiful and musical out of the mundane. He took his time, listened to everything he could get his hands on, played in other people's bands, recorded sessions as a guitarist and honed his songwriting and live performances. He attended a workshop by Tom Robinson in 2008 which inspired him to try the 'immersion method' of writing, whereby the writer plays a series of musical and lyrical composition games and other un-orthodox techniques to unlock their creativity. Inspired and having cultivated a devoted following for his timeless, soulful and personal songs Dan Whitehouse signed to Reveal Records in 2015 and started work on his new album 'That's Where I Belong. Touring Canada during the winter he felt liberated and free staring out into the vast vistas. By day he saw jaw dropping, epic landscapes, at night he played gigs where Canadian audiences made Dan feel so overwhelmed by their warmth in response to hearing the new songs. For the first time since he was a child, Dan felt his perspective shift far into the future, and things started to look yet brighter with the birth of his first child. Reveal Records issued a limited edition 8 song introduction EP for Dan's April tour with label mates Eddi Reader and Kris Drever that showcases his concert set. 'Introducing' features songs recorded live in the studio, played solo electric, alongside versions of album tracks and well chosen covers of acclaimed folk singer Chris Wood and Cowboy Junkies (who's founding songwriter and producer Michael Timmins, Dan recorded with whilst in Canada). September 2016 see's the release of his new album That's Where I Belong. The songs are steeped with new found positivity and deal with emotional well being and anxiety, mental health (CCC, Little Left Unsaid) issues. Political stories of displacement and refuge (Close Up) sit beside more personal reflections and universal themes such as family and love, loss and compassion. The lyric to his song Work speaks about the daily grind of brick building within relationships being prepared to sit and listen to the words of your other, giving them the time and respect they truly deserve, lyrically, this is not run of the mill romantic stuff. Most of the songs were written either on guitar or piano in an old industrial factory building, part of Birmingham's famous Jewellery Quarter. The lyric to the first single That's Where I Belong refers to the higher places we are able to take each other within our conversations. The song talks about feeling really together with the right person, how the small details of expression are magnified, and how we can comfort or disarm one another easily and swiftly with a mere glance, light touch, or tone of voice. Dan collaborated with several great musicians on the record. Pedal steel legend BJ Cole played with deep musical expression on The Places We Have Been, whilst drummer Steve Brookes (Danny The Champs) helped Dan realise his rhythmical vision and create music you can really move to. Producers Danny Wilson and Chris Clarke (The Rockingbirds) encouraged Dan to start the recording with drums, keeping the feeling joyous and alive, they later dubbed his sound 'Black Country Soul'. Whenever he's home, Dan likes to work in his local community on projects using music in a therapeutic way with people with learning difficulties, or brain injury, disaffected youngsters in PRUs (pupil referral units). This has been a liberating experience and in May 2016 the Birmingham Mac Theatre will play host an exhibition of Dan Whitehouse songs produced within its walls entitled Life of A Song. A limited edition version of the new album comes with a second disc featuring 9 additional songs, The Kyoti Sessions, recorded live in the studio by Mark Freegard. Following the sessions, Dan was introduced to an old song by Geoff Farina (of the band Karate) called The Left Handed Way. Dan pressed record and his original, one take demo version is included as the closing track on the album That's Where I Belong. Whatever the next chapter for the Birmingham (UK) based songwriter is, Whitehouse the artist is primed, in the richest vein of form of his life, with great songs to spare.

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Son Of Dave

on Tue, 6 Dec 2016 at Brighton Hope & Ruin 8:00pm

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The Basement Sessions.... Nina Fine + I Am The Cold Man + Ben Roberts

on Tue, 6 Dec 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT SESSIONS at Green Note is a monthly night, filled with brilliant up-and-coming artists that you need to hear. Set in the intimate Basement space within this much-loved venue, you'll hear the best of what the UK acoustic scene has to offer! -------------------------- This month featuring.... Nina Fine + I am the Cold Man + Ben Roberts Nina Fine Nina Fine is a soulful singer songwriter from North London. Her raw, earthy vocals with a jazz infused flavour and piano bring a twist to the the London scene. Influenced by strong female singers such as Nina Simone, Regina Spektor and Norah Jones, her thoughtful lyrics echo themes of delicate self-reflection and nostalgia. She recently played Secret Garden Party Festival and Live at Leeds earlier this year. Nina has performed for Sofar Sounds Leeds and in Autumn, her song 'I Don't Wanna Hear' was played on BBC Introducing with Alan Raw. --------------------------------------- I am the Cold Man I am the Cold Man, whose music has been described as "sparse, delicate and sensual", are an acoustic/folk duo formed in Bournemouth in 2014. The pair are now based in the capital and are performing live in and around the city. The band consists of Michael Dale (vocals, piano, banjo & guitar) and Tom Harrison (vocals, piano & trumpet). Influences include Sufjan Stevens, The Staves, Anais Mitchell , Bon Iver & The Decemberists. ----------------------- Ben Roberts Ben Roberts started writing music as a teenager, taking influence from his love of classic soul, rock and R&B. As a result, Ben's songs have a timeless feel to them which is enhanced further by his unique vocal tone. Having featured on The Mahogany Sessions and having recorded two live sessions for BBC Introducing, Ben has recently released his first independent single, Lovely Day. Ben also supported Newton Faulkner on his UK tour in April, and will be playing solo shows in London and around the country as well appearing at a number of festivals, including Boardmasters, this summer.

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The Dylan Project

on Wed, 7 Dec 2016 at Bristol SWX 7:00pm

The Dylan Project comes to SWX Bristol. Event Date: Wednesday 7th December 2016 Early Bird tickets available now! More information on this event will be uploaded shortly!

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Martha Tilston

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

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New Roots Presents: Sisika/ Genevieve

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

Fresh from playing at this year's Glastonbury Festival, London four piece Sisika are led by the Duncan sisters. Developing out of the sisters love of singing together, the band draws on a range of influences to create their sound; from old folk harmonies, to triphop beats and rootsy jazz. Their rich voices weave close, lyrical, earthy harmonies, supported by warm, melodic guitar and piano lines, with the band's sparse arrangements fusing together to make for a beautifully soulful roots sound. Genevieve is a singer songwriter originally from Edinburgh, now based in South-East London and currently studying at the prestigious Goldsmith's College of Music. Bringing together a frank lyrical style with a warmth and soulfulness that inhabits the same alt-folk terrain as Laura Marling and Ani DiFranco, her songs are minimally and sensitively embellished by her excellent three piece band. New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK roots 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. We find that in traditional folk, indie folk, alt-folk, chamber folk, country blues, Americana, alt-country, old-time rhythm & blues, gypsy jazz, honky-tonk, klezmer, world music, contemporary classical music and all points in between. WEBSITE: www.newrootsevents.com NEW ROOTS RADIO: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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John Spiers

on Wed, 7 Dec 2016 at Cambridge Portland Arms 8:00pm

John Spiers, known better in folk circles as Squeezy, has made a name for himself as one of the leading squeezebox players of his generation. Well known for his long-standing duo partnership with Jon Boden in the formidable Spiers & Boden as well as his contribution to the massively popular Bellowhead, John has also played with Eliza Carthy's Ratcatchers and a number of local folk-dance bands.

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John Spiers

on Wed, 7 Dec 2016 at Cambridge Portland Arms 8:00pm

John Spiers, known better in folk circles as Squeezy, has made a name for himself as one of the leading squeezebox players of his generation. Well known for his long-standing duo partnership with Jon Boden in the formidable Spiers & Boden as well as his contribution to the massively popular Bellowhead, John has also played with Eliza Carthy's Ratcatchers and a number of local folk-dance bands.

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Folk In The Owl's Nest: Christmas Special With Winter Mountain

on Wed, 7 Dec 2016 at Cardiff Gwdihw 7:30pm

Hailing from the wild northern shores of Cornwall, UK Winter Mountain is a blend of 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 live performance and the essence of the song. Winter Mountain released their self titled debut album in 2013 to unanimous critical acclaim with The Sunday Express naming "Winter Mountain" 'an utterly fabulous record' and awarding it a 5 star review, The Irish Post calling it 'A smashing album, a terrific, classy debut', whilst Maverick Magazine had this to say: 'Winter Mountain make them like they used to, and three cheers for that!'. Tracks from Winter Mountains debut album still receive regular national radio play from the likes of Janice Long, Dermot O'Leary, Clare Balding (BBC Radio 2), on RTE Radio 1 and from local stations in both the UK and Ireland. - Armed with her rich voice and enticing acoustic arrangements, local favourite Ellie Makes Music impressed with a maturity far beyond her years and an undeniably large talent. Her continual development as a performer and lyricist is testament to her tireless gigging in the past year and, while at her best when her vocal delivery was at its most delicate, expertly balanced the upbeat with the reflective. Influences from the Mitchells and Marlings are evident, they are by no means defining here; this is a young woman with stories to share and ample musical means to tell them. Tom Bevan, The Miniature Music Press 2013. - Support comes from the Americana/Bluegrass/Rootsy 3 piece outfit Shootin The Crow.

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The "lolchoir Concert" Autumn/winter 2016

on Wed, 7 Dec 2016 at London St Luke's Community Centre 7:15pm

Come and join us for a night full of beautiful melodies, haunting songs, groovy rhythms and the feel the joy that comes from community singing!!! With the LOLCHOIR members we have been preparing this concert for over 10 weeks, and we being a selection of songs covering from the Afro-Colombian 'Arruyo' & 'Cumbia', to the Cuban 'Son', the Southern 'Chacarera' and the Peruvian 'Landó'. There will be two traditional carols included in the program :). The show: 25 singers accompanied by percussion (Leandro Lele Mancini), flute (Rachel Hayter) & choir leader Camilo Menjura on guitar. Where: St Luke's Community Centre 90 Central Street London, EC1V 8AJ Doors: 7.15pm Music: 7.45pm - 8.45pm Fee: £8 / £6 (Cons.) * No tickets on the door. For more details, pictures, videos, etc., please visit our website: www.lolchoir.com See you on the 7th! CM.

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The "lolchoir Concert" Autumn/winter 2016

on Wed, 7 Dec 2016 at London St Luke's Community Centre 7:15pm

Come and join us for a night full of beautiful melodies, haunting songs, groovy rhythms and the feel the joy that comes from community singing!!! With the LOLCHOIR members we have been preparing this concert for over 10 weeks, and we being a selection of songs covering from the Afro-Colombian 'Arruyo' & 'Cumbia', to the Cuban 'Son', the Southern 'Chacarera' and the Peruvian 'Landó'. There will be two traditional carols included in the program :). The show: 25 singers accompanied by percussion (Leandro Lele Mancini), flute (Rachel Hayter) & choir leader Camilo Menjura on guitar. Where: St Luke's Community Centre 90 Central Street London, EC1V 8AJ Doors: 7.15pm Music: 7.45pm - 8.45pm Fee: £8 / £6 (Cons.) * No tickets on the door. For more details, pictures, videos, etc., please visit our website: www.lolchoir.com See you on the 7th! CM.

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Gaelynn Lea

on Wed, 7 Dec 2016 at London Brixton Windmill 8:00pm

GAELYNN LEA (Duluth, MN) Classically trained violinist and songwriter Gaelynn Lea has been bewitching scores of fans with her experimental and ambient takes on fiddle music, an approach that incorporates her love of traditional tunes, poetry, and sonic exploration. Her work most recently won NPR Music's 2016 Tiny Desk Contest, a competition drawing submissions of original songs from more than 6,000 musicians across the country. Lea's newest project, Deepest Darkness, Brightest Dawn, arrives in time for the holiday season and offers the musician's beautiful and otherworldly takes on a collection of Christmas-themed songs. Lea's violin playing is the centerpiece of the mostly instrumental set, which also includes her vocals on three tracks. Gaelynn has been performing throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin since 2006 with a number of different projects, her most active being the atmospheric alternative duo The Murder of Crows with Alan Sparhawk of Low. Her music career has expanded this year, thanks to the Tiny Desk Contest. Currently she in the midst of a national solo tour, and this December she will be performing in Europe for the first time as support for Low's Christmas tour. 2016, Gaelynn Lea was named the winner of NPR Music's second-ever Tiny Desk Contest. The video entry of her original song Someday We'll Linger in the Sun rose to the top of over 6,100 submissions from around the nation, chosen as the unanimous favorite among the contest's six judges. In addition to her musical career, Leawho has a congenital disability, Osteogensis Imperfecta (also known as Brittle Bones Disease)is committed to advocacy for people with disabilities as well as positive social change. She is frequently booked for speaking engagements regarding this platform, as well as inspirational talks discussing her love of music. https://www.facebook.com/gaelynnlea/ https://violinscratches.com

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The Changing Room

on Thu, 8 Dec 2016 at Maldon Blue Boar Hotel 7:30pm

Looe-based folk band The Changing Room delivers original, award-winning songs in English and Cornish language. Formed in 2014 by Tanya Brittain and Sam Kelly, R2 Magazine said at the time It feels like a little musical magic happened. The band is already multi-award winning having won Kan rag Kernow 2015 and the International Pan Celtic Song Contest 2015. Sam also won the Horizon Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016. Tanya brings a wealth of creative influences and performing experience, which is immediately apparent in the subject matter, depth and beauty of the songs she writes. Singer and multi-instrumentalist hailing from Norfolk, Sam's link to folk music is in the Gaelic folk songs that his Irish grandfather would teach him to sing as a child. The combination of both their strengths is the magic that becomes The Changing Room. .

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Topette!! December Tour

on Thu, 8 Dec 2016 at Bristol Trinity Centre (Fyfe Hall) 7:30pm

Topette play joyously jugular-grabbing acoustic dance music! Featuring BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards musician of the year 2016, Andy Cutting - diatonic button accordion, with James Delarre - violin, Julien Cartonnet - French bagpipes & banjo, Tania Buisse - bodhràn and Barnaby Stradling - acoustic bass guitar. This Anglo-French five piece are as exciting to listen to as they are great to dance to.

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Topette!! December Tour

on Thu, 8 Dec 2016 at Bristol Trinity Centre (Fyfe Hall) 7:30pm

Topette play joyously jugular-grabbing acoustic dance music! Featuring BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards musician of the year 2016, Andy Cutting - diatonic button accordion, with James Delarre - violin, Julien Cartonnet - French bagpipes & banjo, Tania Buisse - bodhràn and Barnaby Stradling - acoustic bass guitar. This Anglo-French five piece are as exciting to listen to as they are great to dance to.

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Brooks Williams

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

Lauded as one of the top acoustic guitarists of all time, this UK-based American musician makes his third solo visit to the Black Swan. Brooks wows audiences worldwide with his silky voice, hook-laden songs, and rollicking acoustic and resonator slide guitars, delivering deep and intense interpretations of classic blues songs and his own compositions. Americana at its finest says fRoots.

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Brooks Williams

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

Lauded as one of the top acoustic guitarists of all time, this UK-based American musician makes his third solo visit to the Black Swan. Brooks wows audiences worldwide with his silky voice, hook-laden songs, and rollicking acoustic and resonator slide guitars, delivering deep and intense interpretations of classic blues songs and his own compositions. Americana at its finest says fRoots.

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Whiskey Moonface + 58 ˚north

on Thu, 8 Dec 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ------------------------------------------------------ New Roots presents.... Whiskey Moonface + 58 ˚North To describe WHISKEY MOONFACE as an alternative folk group doesn't even begin to do justice to the breadth of inspiration and style in their music. Based around double bass, accordian, and clarinet, they're led by the superb vocals and hallucinatory lyrics of singer Louisa Jones. Capable of being both ear-to-ear-grinningly entertaining and profoundly moving, they combine elements of Eastern European traditional & klezmer music, old-time New Orleans jazz and the baroque/ chamber folk styles of Sufjan Stevens and Beirut with their own unique take on contemporary folk music to make for a superbly realised, truly beautiful, and utterly original sound. There is simply no-one in the UK making music like Whiskey Moonface. 58° NORTH is the latitudinal line that links the home places of the three musicians that make up this exciting new folk act; Ewan MacDonald, Alastair Caplin, and Lewis Murray, with a combination of fiddles and mandolin. Between the three of them they have played on some of the UK's most prestigious stages, including The Royal Albert Hall, Westminster Abbey, The Barbican and The Roundhouse, and played with some of the UK's finest folk musicians- Alasdair Roberts, The Incredible String Band, Emily Portman, Abigail Washburn, and The Ceilidh Liberation Front.. After many evenings spent learning each other's playing and tunes, the band have melded a sound that bonds together the ancient tradition of Scottish Traditional music with folk music from other European and Scandinavian traditions. The music ranges from the most intimate stringed slow airs to fiery table-thumping sets of reels. ------------------------------------------------------------------ NEW ROOTS PRESENTS.... New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK roots 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. We find that in folk, alt-folk,, indie folk, alt-folk, chamber folk, country blues, Americana, alt-country, old-time rhythm & blues, gypsy jazz, honky-tonk, klezmer, world music, contemporary classical music and all points in between. WEBSITE: www.newrootsevents.com NEW ROOTS RADIO: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Martin Carthy - Live At The Lighthouse

on Thu, 8 Dec 2016 at Walmer The Lighthouse 7:00pm

"Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all' - Q Magazine For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. Whether in the folk clubs (which he continues to champion), on the concert stage or making TV appearances (he was the subject of the acclaimed `Originals' music documentary strand on BBC 2) - there are few roles that Martin Carthy hasn't played. He's a ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic & electric guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material. He always prefers to follow an insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position. Perhaps, most significant of all, are his settings of traditional songs with guitar, which have influenced a generation of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Martin Carthy - Live At The Lighthouse

on Thu, 8 Dec 2016 at Walmer The Lighthouse 7:00pm

"Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all' - Q Magazine For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. Whether in the folk clubs (which he continues to champion), on the concert stage or making TV appearances (he was the subject of the acclaimed `Originals' music documentary strand on BBC 2) - there are few roles that Martin Carthy hasn't played. He's a ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic & electric guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material. He always prefers to follow an insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position. Perhaps, most significant of all, are his settings of traditional songs with guitar, which have influenced a generation of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Nine Below Zero

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

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Catfish

on Fri, 9 Dec 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:00pm

Catfish's debut album 'So Many Roads' went straight to no. 1 in the IBBA blues airplay charts on its release in January 2015. Within their first year, they were nominated twice as finalists in the British Blues Awards 2015, the band in the Emerging Artist category and Paul Long for keyboards. They played several major blues festivals during 2015 including the Great British R&B Festival in Colne (one of the largest blues festivals in the country) and Bluesfest at the 02 (one of the biggest in Europe).At the time of writing this they have been nominated for 3 awards in the 2016 British Blues Awards. By the time they get to us in Dec they will have played numerous gigs and festivals. Check them out here: http://www.catfishbluesband.co.uk

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Catfish

on Fri, 9 Dec 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:00pm

Catfish's debut album 'So Many Roads' went straight to no. 1 in the IBBA blues airplay charts on its release in January 2015. Within their first year, they were nominated twice as finalists in the British Blues Awards 2015, the band in the Emerging Artist category and Paul Long for keyboards. They played several major blues festivals during 2015 including the Great British R&B Festival in Colne (one of the largest blues festivals in the country) and Bluesfest at the 02 (one of the biggest in Europe).At the time of writing this they have been nominated for 3 awards in the 2016 British Blues Awards. By the time they get to us in Dec they will have played numerous gigs and festivals. Check them out here: http://www.catfishbluesband.co.uk

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Magpie Lane

on Fri, 9 Dec 2016 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Magpie Lane is a five-piece folk band from Oxford, specialising in traditional English songs and dance tunes and tonight they will be presenting their celebrated Christmas concert. They combine powerful vocals with vigorous dance tunes, performing inventive arrangements on acoustic instruments. Their line-up features: - Ian Giles - vocals, percussion - Andy Turner - vocals, anglo-concertina, one-row melodeon - Mat Green - fiddle, vocals - Sophie Thurman - vocals, cello - Jon Fletcher - vocals, bouzouki, guitar "The bill-boards advertising their Christmas concert said 'Sold Out' - yet fans queued in the bitter cold fog in hope of last minute cancellations. Those of us inside were treated to a feast of seasonal carols, wassails, ballads and the Bampton Mummer's play ... A great night and a splendid way to begin the countdown to Christmas Day." The Oxford Times

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Magpie Lane

on Fri, 9 Dec 2016 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Magpie Lane is a five-piece folk band from Oxford, specialising in traditional English songs and dance tunes and tonight they will be presenting their celebrated Christmas concert. They combine powerful vocals with vigorous dance tunes, performing inventive arrangements on acoustic instruments. Their line-up features: - Ian Giles - vocals, percussion - Andy Turner - vocals, anglo-concertina, one-row melodeon - Mat Green - fiddle, vocals - Sophie Thurman - vocals, cello - Jon Fletcher - vocals, bouzouki, guitar "The bill-boards advertising their Christmas concert said 'Sold Out' - yet fans queued in the bitter cold fog in hope of last minute cancellations. Those of us inside were treated to a feast of seasonal carols, wassails, ballads and the Bampton Mummer's play ... A great night and a splendid way to begin the countdown to Christmas Day." The Oxford Times

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Topette!! December Tour

on Fri, 9 Dec 2016 at West Looe Millpool Centre 7:30pm

Topette play joyously jugular-grabbing acoustic dance music! Featuring BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards musician of the year 2016, Andy Cutting - diatonic button accordion, with James Delarre - violin, Julien Cartonnet - French bagpipes & banjo, Tania Buisse - bodhràn and Barnaby Stradling - acoustic bass guitar. This Anglo-French five piece are as exciting to listen to as they are great to dance to.

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Barry Hyde (futureheads)

on Fri, 9 Dec 2016 at Saltburn The Victoria 7:30pm

Barry Hyde, the frontman from the Futureheads is coming to the Vic to play us his utterly superb new solo album Malody. You can check for yourself the reviews, but mine is that it's a work of art - laying his soul on the line! Miss this at your peril Avalanche Party are the hottest ticket in town right now, just back from their debut performance at Reading/Leeds festival. This is them stripped back, songs exposed. It will be magic! Magic. If you don't come to this you regret it to your dying day!

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The Wangford Bass Combo

on Fri, 9 Dec 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Get Down into the Bassment with the Wangford Bass Combo! The Bass Combo is an experimental exploration of the reverberant lower depths of Country music. What better way of navigating the dark underbelly of Country than with the thump and thud of twin bass guitars drilling their way through sad songs of lost love, breakups and betrayal, the malignant glue of relationships and the sticky end of the divorce court. Singing songs from the Dark Side of life is so much better down in the shadowy sonic world below 150 Hertz. Hank Wangford, the grizzled Godfather of British alt. Country, is joined by two members of his band the Lost Cowboys. Kevin KillaHertz Foster, the Jaco Pastorius of Country music, is the bass player of the Lost Cowboys, ex- Doll by Doll and with his own combo Under The Influence. Spanner Subwoofa Robinson is the new Chanteuse with the Cowboys bringing her heaven sent harmonies to Hank's songs. As a bass player she is an alumnus of the fine Americana band The Hallelujah Trails. Together the three decided to explore Country from the bottom up, back to bass basics. The bass line in any song is mostly felt then forgotten and the Bass Combo seeks to home in on this unsung carrier of sad songs. When misery's that deep, for a Boombastic Country experience it must be the Wangford Bass Combo. Get Down!

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'yuletide Special Revue With Tobias Ben Jacob, Jess Mcallister And Guests.

on Fri, 9 Dec 2016 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Devon based alt -folk singer songwriter Tobias ben Jacob has been called 'stand out new Folk' by BBC6 Music and 'inventive and thrilling by R2 Magazine. The live show is a dynamic and emotionally charged affair;its energy and spontaneity balanced with more reflective moments. Jacob's sweeping vocals never fail to captivate, delivering many a spine-tingling moment underpinned by the fluidity and precision of his finger-picking. stand out new Folk... superb.. excellentChris Hawkins. BBC Radio 6 The music of Jess McAllister is wholesome, passionate and free-spirited. Developed naturally from the touchstones of modern folk, her songwriting has grown into an enchanting blend of sound, informed in equal measure by the spontaneity of live performance and an imaginative outlook on life.

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Martin Simpson

on Fri, 9 Dec 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

There is no doubt that after 35 years as a professional musician Martin is, right now, better than ever. Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. His solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving.

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Vimala Rowe

on Fri, 9 Dec 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Songs from 30's and 40's - Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday with a modern vibe of appreciation and a couple of originals too... With the soulful vocals of Vimala, and jazz pianist accompaniment. "A wonderful singer with a passionate delivery which completely captures the audience " - John Etheridge, Guitarist "A captivating and seemingly effortless soulful voice" - Justin Wilkes, KISS FM

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Helter Skelter With The Buffalo Skinners + Holy Moly And The Crackers

on Fri, 9 Dec 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of searing Gypsy Folk, Romani, Bone-Cage Burlesque, Americana, Circus Folk, Cajun Dancing, Blues, Skiffle and 60s Rock'n'Roll at Jamboree... Holy Moly and the Crackers are a Gypsy folk-rock band whose three track EP, 'Lilly', has been described as 'a re-imagining of three traditional folk/blues songs, evoking eras of whiskey and guns on modern punk-folk steroids.' (Cover Lay Down). They channel the honest grit and gravel of Woody Guthrie, the Gypsy bone-cage burlesque of Gogol Bordello, the spectral clarity of Joni Mitchell, playing a lively moonshine mix of Romani, Americana and contemporary British folk-rock. The Buffalo Skinners began life as a busking band in 2010, channelling old folk and skiffle heroes in northern coastal towns. They now lean towards a fuller electric sound borrowing from 60s rock'n'roll, British invasion bands and still, from their first love, folk. Their live show comes equipped with infectious energy and an arsenal of instruments; Fender Rhodes Keyboard, Violin and Accordion, topped off with their signature 'harmonious vocal cacophony.' All designed to directly cause a good time.

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Michael Mcdermott

on Fri, 9 Dec 2016 at Retford St Saviour's Community Hall 7:30pm

Friday 9th December 2016 Doors open 7.30 Soft drinks on sale Bring your own alcoholic drinks, snacks etc No pies and peas at this one off event

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Jo Jammer's All Star Chicago Blues Revue

on Fri, 9 Dec 2016 at Richmond Crawdaddy Club 8:00pm

A SHORT HISTORY OF JOE JAMMER AND THE BLUESAfter running the 'Blue Monday' jam nights at Buddy Guy's original Checkerboard Lounge on the South Side of Chicago, as well as being responsible for bringing Led Zeppelin there for the very first time, it was Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page who brought Joe to London in 1969 and introduced him to the London session scene, during which time Joe recorded 150 albums and singles selling over 11,000,000 copies with some of the biggest names in the business including Supertramp, Stealer's Wheel, Donna Summer, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Olympic Runners, Joe Cocker, Mick Jagger and Ringo Starr. He followed this by gigging alongside Buddy Guy and Junior Wells for the next 2 years, which included The Montreaux Blues & Jazz Festival in Switzerland in 1974 and still performs to this day as a special guest with Blues/ Jazz Harmonica Player Jim Zeller at The Montreal International Jazz Festival. Joe has gigged, played and jammed with bluesmen Johnny Young, Albert King, Freddie King, Howling Wolf, Willy Dixon, Muddy Waters, Eddie 'The Chief' Campbell, Johnny Little John, Jimmy Dawkins and jazz masters Eddie'Clean Head' Vinson and Jay McShan as well as shows with Bo Diddley. Joe recorded with Jimmy Dawkins, Jimmy Witherspoon, Mickey Baker, Memphis Slim and Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, among many others. Joe's blues career goes way back to the 70's and started his London blues career with Alexis Korner, who's daughter Sappho sang vocals on Joe's first album 'Bad News' in 1973. Since coming back to live in London five years ago, he has played alongside our own blues legends, Papa George,Bobby Tench and Robin Bibi, not to mention 20 years in Montreal with a host of famous French- Canadian blues masters. Joe's present London blues project is called Joe Jammer's Chicago Blues Revueand is already burning up the London stage. (« less) 8pm - midnight

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Cajun Xmas Party With The Bearcats

on Fri, 9 Dec 2016 at London Cecil Sharp House 8:00pm

File Gumbo Xmas party with live Cajun music from 8.00-10.50pm The Bearcat Cajun Playboys are arguably the best traditional Cajun band in the UK, led by the legendary Chris Hall. Support, from 8pm, is by the New River Cajun Ramblers playing their debut gig at File Gumbo.

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Cajun Xmas Party With The Bearcats

on Fri, 9 Dec 2016 at London Cecil Sharp House 8:00pm

File Gumbo Xmas party with live Cajun music from 8.00-10.50pm The Bearcat Cajun Playboys are arguably the best traditional Cajun band in the UK, led by the legendary Chris Hall. Support, from 8pm, is by the New River Cajun Ramblers playing their debut gig at File Gumbo.

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Hoffnine Fundraiser Featuring John Goldie

on Fri, 9 Dec 2016 at Coatbridge Berits & Brown 7:30pm

A very special evening featuring a host of musicians from the Lanarkshire area who have came together in support of Hoffnine founder Tom Mulranay. Tom recently suffered a devastating injury which means that he will require a prosthetic to continue working. The recovery period and physiotherapy will be a long one. The aim of this benefit is to raise funds in order to help Tom get his specialist prosthetic and enable him to keep his premises while unable to work. Tom is a craftsman. His speaker cabinets are held in the highest regards by musicians across the globe but to many in the music community in Scotland and Lanarkshire in particular, Tom is a friend who has helped many of us when we needed it so this show is by his friends for a friend. Topping our bill is the world renowned finger style guitarist John Goldie. It is no surprise that guys like Tommy Emmanuel, Martin Taylor and Jon Gomm are all fans of John and it is easy to see why when he takes the stage. Other acts include Mike Smith & Gerry Reilly with more to be announced. Food will be available before the gig. To book a table for food, please call 01698 77711 for info.

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Hoffnine Fundraiser Featuring John Goldie

on Fri, 9 Dec 2016 at Coatbridge Berits & Brown 7:30pm

A very special evening featuring a host of musicians from the Lanarkshire area who have came together in support of Hoffnine founder Tom Mulranay. Tom recently suffered a devastating injury which means that he will require a prosthetic to continue working. The recovery period and physiotherapy will be a long one. The aim of this benefit is to raise funds in order to help Tom get his specialist prosthetic and enable him to keep his premises while unable to work. Tom is a craftsman. His speaker cabinets are held in the highest regards by musicians across the globe but to many in the music community in Scotland and Lanarkshire in particular, Tom is a friend who has helped many of us when we needed it so this show is by his friends for a friend. Topping our bill is the world renowned finger style guitarist John Goldie. It is no surprise that guys like Tommy Emmanuel, Martin Taylor and Jon Gomm are all fans of John and it is easy to see why when he takes the stage. Other acts include Mike Smith & Gerry Reilly with more to be announced. Food will be available before the gig. To book a table for food, please call 01698 77711 for info.

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Carousel Sessions - Michael Mcgoldrick, Dezi Donnelly, Jim Murray

on Fri, 9 Dec 2016 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30pm

It wouldn't be Christmas at The Chorlton Irish without our celebration of our fantastic Carousel Sessions as host Michael McGoldrick brings the amazing Dezi Donnelly and Jim Murray to the Club to perform with him. A night of the best Traditional Irish Music on your doorstep. Tickets are priced £12.50 for adults and £6.50 for Under 16s

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Carousel Sessions - Michael Mcgoldrick, Dezi Donnelly, Jim Murray

on Fri, 9 Dec 2016 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30pm

It wouldn't be Christmas at The Chorlton Irish without our celebration of our fantastic Carousel Sessions as host Michael McGoldrick brings the amazing Dezi Donnelly and Jim Murray to the Club to perform with him. A night of the best Traditional Irish Music on your doorstep. Tickets are priced £12.50 for adults and £6.50 for Under 16s

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The Alice Phelps Band At No.14 Bacon St

on Fri, 9 Dec 2016 at London No.14 Bacon St 7:00pm

Join us for a night of music with Alice and the band playing original tunes and re working some covers. Most likely will end with a jam and some blues to wind down.

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Liverpool Acoustic 2016 Christmas Party

on Fri, 9 Dec 2016 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery 7:45pm

The Christmas Party comes around again, and as is traditional it features the Liverpool Acoustic team members along with some special guests. Three Minute Hero, Derek King, Graham Holland, and Pete King will be joined by The Southbound Attic Band and Rae Clark. As is also traditional, all profits will be donated to a local charity.

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Wassail Night

on Fri, 9 Dec 2016 at London Charlton House 7:00pm

Friday 9th Wassail Night - Charlton House with Morrigan and The Mock Tudor Band. Doors open at 7pm ticket price £6 and £5 concessions and are available on the door or from http://www.wegottickets.com

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A Causley Christmas With Jim Causley: Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 10 Dec 2016 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards 7:30pm

The return of a Devon favourite for a seasonal treat in the lead-up to the festive period. Five times a Radio 2 Folk Award nominee, Jim is passionate about traditional song and particularly that of his native West Country. He has a natural gift for interpreting traditional song, with a deep, rich voice - sometimes accompanying himself with accordion - and a relaxed, even playful, stage presence. As well as working and recording solo, he has been combined with other renowned musicians and singers: Lauren McCormick and Emily Portman as Devil's Interval, and Essex musicians Mawkin as Mawkin: Causley; and has toured with Waterson:Carthy, Steve Knightley and Kate Rusby. A while ago, he set to music many of his relative Charles Causley's poems, and recorded them in Charles' cottage to commemorate the tenth anniversary of his death. More recently, Jim has been writing songs himself, touring with 3 Daft Moneys guitarist Lukas Drinkwater, and on occasions reuniting with Devi l's Interval. He has recently been commissioned to set to music the poems of another Cornish poet, Jack Clemo in honour of the centenary of his birth. This has resulted in a new album, "The Clay Hymnal" with Clemo expert, Luke Thompson and a number of Cornish musicians. A review of one of his recent concerts described him as "possessed of a resonant and evocative voice, and with high standards that bring an integrity to enhance the warmth of his work. The combination is rare and the result is that... his exploration [of his songs and music] is infectious and rewarding." With great variety in his repertoire, Christmas or not, a warmly merry evening can be guaranteed!

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Christmas Party With Ian Russell

on Sat, 10 Dec 2016 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7:30pm

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The Changing Room

on Sat, 10 Dec 2016 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Please note doors open 7:30pm, live music starts 8:15pm The Changing Room delivers original, award-winning songs in English and Cornish language. Sam Kelly and Tanya Brittain will be joined on stage by Jamie Francis (Stark), Evan Carson (The Willows) and harpist Morrigan Palmer-Brown. Rootsy, Celtic-infused, original folk. Heavily influenced by the industrial heritage of Cornwall, the Looe-based band are ambassadors for collaboration and social singing. Their songs feature rousing choruses and catchy hooks that will keep you swaying and humming all week. Accordion, guitar, bodhran, harp and banjo plus award winning vocals deliver a winning combination, and unique sound. In the short time that they've been recording together The Changing Room have built up a significant catalogue of music, and clocked-up some impressive airtime on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3. Formed in 2014 by Tanya Brittain and Sam Kelly, R2 Magazine said at the time "It feels like a little musical magic happened". The band is already multi-award winning having won Kan rag Kernow 2015 and the International Pan Celtic Song Contest 2015. Sam also won the Horizon Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016. "A brilliantly recognised slice of modern folk music." Bright Young Folk

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Jaywalkers

on Sat, 10 Dec 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Since 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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New Roots Presents: Tobias Ben Jacob- A Polyphonic Life, Album Preview

on Sat, 10 Dec 2016 at London 14 Bacon Street 7:30pm

Tobias Ben Jacob performs a very special gig to mark the making of his new studio album, featuring a glittering cast of the UK's finest roots musicians. The album contains a strong biographical narrative and a strong sense of place and time. Beginning with themes based around growing up on a council estate in the North West and on into the 90's and the feelings of youth and adolescent longing on the mean streets of Preston. Further on into the present day and the cry against living a two dimensional, colourless life; 'Oh let me breathe, let me fly, Oh let me live a polyphonic life.' Underlying the lyrics is a broader sense that the individual is often attempting to overcome internal and external hindrances to acheive some sense of meaning, fulfillment and vocation. There are doses of grit, sadness, nostalgia, lost and unrequited love but also a strong vein of hope and optimism. Recordings feature John Elliott (piano, keys, laptop, co-production) Phillip Henry (lapsteel, electric guitar, harmonica) Lukas Drinkwater (electric and upright bass) Hannah Martin (violin, backing vocals) Tim Heymerdinger (drums, percussion) Emily Barker (backing vocals) Jess McAllister (backing vocals) and more to be announced..recording will be Gareth Young at Cube Studios, Cornwall.

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St Edith Folk Xmas Party Feat. Green Diesel

on Sat, 10 Dec 2016 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

So here we are, nearly at the end of the year and time for another fantastic Christmas Party night at St Edith Folk! There will be free seasonal nibbles, gifts for all and lots of good cheer! Plus, of course, there will be great music! This year our sensational sounds will be provided by........... The band GREEN DIESEL make noise. Old fashioned, new fangled, jumping around with a violin and a bouzouki sort of noise. And they will continue to do so until they run out of instruments. Specialising in innovative folk rock, Green Diesel first emerged in 2009, determined to pair new interpretations of traditional tunes with their own manic compositions, and make them dance. The sextet of multi-disciplined musicians from Faversham, Kent, take their inspiration from the depths of English folk lore and legend and the classic folk rock sound of the 1970s. Like their predecessors Fairport Convention and The Albion Band, Green Diesel's sound is born from a love of traditional English music and a desire to reinvent it for modern audiences. Combining an ever-increasing number of traditional instruments with a virtuoso electric guitar, Green Diesel put their unique stamp on whatever they play, whether it is throwing a reggae twist into an old sea shanty or spicing up a jig with a touch of jazz funk. But it is the ferocity of their live music that sets Green Diesel apart - the band puts its collective heart and soul into every gig, working tirelessly on and off stage to ensure audiences are entertained from start to finish. Whether playing to a crowd of one or 1,000, their classic sound engages even the most dedicated folk traditionalist while their contemporary repertoire has earned them a loyal fan base amongst nu folk lovers. ANDY SMYTHE is a singer-songwriter based in London, Andy Smythe is a versatile and gifted musician. He has a truly fantastic tenor voice with a huge range that is reminiscent of Jeff and Tim Buckley. He's a classically trained pianist and his playing will bear comparison to such luminaries as Rufus Wainright and Randy Newman. On the acoustic guitar Andy prefers to play more energetic and emotive songs and he has been compared to Phil Ochs. Andy brings his Roland Stage piano and Tascam studio speakers to a gig to give the very best in acoustic sound quality and will alternate between playing piano and guitar.

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O'hooley & Tidow Winterfolk

on Sat, 10 Dec 2016 at Marsden Band Room 7:15pm

Winter Song & Carols; An Alternative Celebration of Christmas. Join O'Hooley & Tidow for an intimate concert of self-penned wintery songs, traditional folk song and a sprinkle of carols.

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O'hooley & Tidow Winterfolk

on Sat, 10 Dec 2016 at Marsden Band Room 7:15pm

Winter Song & Carols; An Alternative Celebration of Christmas. Join O'Hooley & Tidow for an intimate concert of self-penned wintery songs, traditional folk song and a sprinkle of carols.

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Grupo Lokito

on Sat, 10 Dec 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

THE SHOUT COLLECTIVE SECOND ANNUAL FESTIVE FIESTA LIVE ON STAGE GRUPO LOKITO Sizzling Congo-Cuban dance sounds + On the Decks: THE SHOUT COLLECTIVE Spinning the best selection of blues, soul, funk & global sounds Come down to the atmospheric and friendly Jamboree bar for a special festive party featuring the fabulous Congo-Cuban groove machine that is Grupo Lokito. Guaranteed to fill the floor and rock your soul, Lokito are the brainchild of gifted salsa pianist Sara McGuiness, who set out to create a band that fuse her love of Central African and Latin American music. Layering the swinging soukous guitar sound of Kinshasa over the roots rhythms of Havana and then toping it all off with honeyed vocal harmonies and spoonfuls of hot salsa piano. Their live shows always bring the good-time tropical party vibe and tonight the full band will be playing two sets. http://www.grupolokito.co.uk/ On the decks resident DJs the Shout Collective: AKA Jamie Renton (Chilli Fried/Soulclectica), Joe Cushley (Balling the Jack), Norman Druker, Aly Prince and Deb Smith will be taking the Devil's Music back to Africa, out into the big city and anywhere else that feels right for moving and grooving the people. http://www.chillifried.com/the-shout-collective.html#sthash.6LF62Kld.dpb Last year's Festive Fiesta was a roadblock. Getting tickets early is highly recommended!

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Jozef Van Wissem

on Sat, 10 Dec 2016 at Brighton The Rose Hill 7:30pm

Dictionary Pudding are proud as punch to present... Jozef van Wissem Jozef van Wissem (born 1962) is a Dutch minimalist composer and lute player based in Brooklyn. In 2013 van Wissem won the Cannes Soundtrack Award for the score of Only Lovers Left Alive at the Cannes Film Festival. An incessantly touring musician, van Wissem studied lute in New York with Patrick O'Brien. He was commissioned by London's National Gallery to compose a sound piece to Hans Holbein's painting The Ambassadors.[citation needed] van Wissem wrote the music score for the video game, The Sims Medieval. plus, Hákarl Locally based multi-instrumentalist everyperson. A jack of many trades, and uniquely talented in each one. watch: http://bit.ly/2exXbqu THE ROSEHILL TAVERN (off London Road) / SAT 10TH DECEMBER 2016 / 10£ ADV DICTIONARY PUDDING MAILING LIST SIGNUP: http://eepurl.com/b6ROBD

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Jozef Van Wissem

on Sat, 10 Dec 2016 at Brighton The Rose Hill 7:30pm

Dictionary Pudding are proud as punch to present... Jozef van Wissem Jozef van Wissem (born 1962) is a Dutch minimalist composer and lute player based in Brooklyn. In 2013 van Wissem won the Cannes Soundtrack Award for the score of Only Lovers Left Alive at the Cannes Film Festival. An incessantly touring musician, van Wissem studied lute in New York with Patrick O'Brien. He was commissioned by London's National Gallery to compose a sound piece to Hans Holbein's painting The Ambassadors.[citation needed] van Wissem wrote the music score for the video game, The Sims Medieval. plus, Hákarl Locally based multi-instrumentalist everyperson. A jack of many trades, and uniquely talented in each one. watch: http://bit.ly/2exXbqu THE ROSEHILL TAVERN (off London Road) / SAT 10TH DECEMBER 2016 / 10£ ADV DICTIONARY PUDDING MAILING LIST SIGNUP: http://eepurl.com/b6ROBD

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Brother Mule At Meltham, Huddersfield

on Sat, 10 Dec 2016 at Meltham Community Hub 7:30pm

Brother Mule is a couple of superb American roots musicians, fiddler Brian Wicklund from Minnesota and mandolinist Ben Winship of Idaho. They will be joined on their short UK tour by top London double bass player, singer and saxophonist Ben Somers. Together this versatile trio of talented acoustic musicians will bring us music spanning many genres including bluegrass, old-time Americana, Celtic folk, Western Swing and more. With top class musicianship and great singing, these guys are also funny and entertaining characters too. The Carlile Institute is the home of Meltham Community Hub and is a fine 19th Century building in the heart of Meltham, with a beautiful first floor concert room (there is a brand new lift for those with mobility problems). There will be a licensed bar hosted by the Community Hub. Meltham is just a few miles from both Huddersfield and Holmfirth, with good bus links to the door and free car park directly behind the venue. Doors 7:30pm, showtime 8pm

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Reg Meuross

on Sat, 10 Dec 2016 at Ventnor St Catherine's Church 7:00pm

Reg Meuross with support from Steve Young TICKETS £8 adv or £10 on the door REG MEUROSS was introduced onto the stage of the Albert Hall by Mike Harding as "one of this country's finest singer songwriters". He is a true modern troubadour, representing contemporary English folk writing at it's best. He captivates audiences with his beautiful tenor voice, winning Best Male Vocalist 2013 Fatea, and FolkWords Best Album 2014 for England Green & England Grey. Reg is an accomplished musician, accompanying himself masterfully on guitar bringing beautiful songs from his highly acclaimed solo albums, including characters from history, protest songs and some of the most heart aching love songs ever written, performed with depth and spellbinding delivery. "There's something special about the way he writes and delivers a song" Townes Van Zandt. In the mid-1980s Reg Meuross formed the Panic Brothers with Richard Morton, mixing Americana with humour and slick harmonies. Then came the Flamingos, Hank Wangford, and now 11 solo albums have established his songs as 'the hinges upon which swing the doors of perceptive English folk' (Folkwords). Reg's songs comment on life as he sees it, with some of the most beautifully disarming songs and lyrics ever written, bringing wide ranging stories from the ghosts of WW1 soldiers to the ravages of dementia and some of the most beautiful love songs ever written. Reg 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. STEVE YOUNG grew up on the Isle Of Wight, but working as session guitar player has meant travel across the globe. He has put the experience of playing and recording in bands as diverse as Lionel Ritchie, Savage Garden, and even Peter Andre into a melting pot and his debut album of Country influenced Pop 'Troubadour' has been well received, and allowed him to be called a rising star of new Country, with a support for Carleen Carter.

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Vocal Explosion Midwinter Candlelit Concert 2016

on Sat, 10 Dec 2016 at Hastings St Clements C of E Church 7:00pm

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Vocal Explosion Midwinter Candlelit Concert 2016

on Sat, 10 Dec 2016 at Hastings St Clements C of E Church 7:00pm

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Maya Isacowitz

on Sun, 11 Dec 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maya Isacowitz is an Israeli born- South African artist. In August 2011 she independently released her debut album, Safe & Sound, a folk-rock album which contains elements of soul, blues and country. Safe & Sound became Gold Record in Israel and the "Safe & Sound" tour included over a 150 sold out shows. Maya also won Israel's prestigious ACUM award for Best New Artist 2012. On July 16th that year she was chosen to be the supporting act for Chris Cornell in Israel on his Songbook world tour. Over the past two years, Maya has been based in New York, where she recorded her second album, "All Of The Miles", with the innovative producer Jonathan Dagan, of the band J.viewz. She collaborated with top musicians who participated in the album, such as: Katie Kresek- violin (toured and played with Adele, Lana Del Ray, Beyonce), Dave Eggar- cello (Pearl Jam, Coldplay, Frank Ocean), Mathias Kunzli- Drums (Regina Spector). Maya toured throughout the United States, and among other things, featured at the Mountain Jam Festival, SXSW Music Festival, and was the opening act for Suzanne Vega in New York City. Her new album, "All Of The Miles", is due to be released in Europe during 2016. Good music is magical, mesmerizing, beautiful and moving. Maya has all four ingredients in her music. Talent oozes from her and her guitar. Her charisma silently screams. Maya is a unique artist, with a sound that is different from any other Israeli artists who have preceded her". Asaf Nevo- Mako

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Ben Moss & Laurel Swift

on Sun, 11 Dec 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Ben Moss & Laurel Swift have a punchy, infectious style of playing that defies anyone not to dance and sing along. Having danced together in Morris Offspring for many years they started performing as a duo in 2013. Ben Moss is a developing folk arts practitioner, involved in both the teaching and performance of folk dance and music. He plays with several ceilidh bands, namely the A3 Ceilidh Band, Ceilidh Factor and The Ceilidh Tree and dances with The World Famous Hammersmith Morris Men and the Seven Champions Molly Dancers. When not playing or dancing he can be found drinking a cup of tea in the company of a good crossword. Laurel Swift is a folk musician and dancer. She plays double bass with Gadarene, fiddle with The Gloworms and created 'Under Her Skin' with the performance storyteller, Debs Newbold. Laurel has twice showcased compositions with innovative folk organisation, Distil. Laurel is also the founder and choreographer of Morris Offspring, a young team of morris dancers who have appeared on BBC2's Culture Show, sold out the South Bank, and in 2013 toured UK Arts Centres with folk powerhouse, Faustus. Laurel Swift is also a teacher, and her regular Monday night class at the West London TUC in Acton has given rise to The West London Folk Band. Founded in Year 2000, it goes from strength to strength, regularly playing concerts and ceilidhs in the area. The band consists of "bedroom musicians, beginner musicians, starting-again musicians, younger musicians, late bloomers, musicians that think they can only read the dots, musicians who worry that they can't read the dots" - all are welcome!"

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Ben Moss & Laurel Swift

on Sun, 11 Dec 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Ben Moss & Laurel Swift have a punchy, infectious style of playing that defies anyone not to dance and sing along. Having danced together in Morris Offspring for many years they started performing as a duo in 2013. Ben Moss is a developing folk arts practitioner, involved in both the teaching and performance of folk dance and music. He plays with several ceilidh bands, namely the A3 Ceilidh Band, Ceilidh Factor and The Ceilidh Tree and dances with The World Famous Hammersmith Morris Men and the Seven Champions Molly Dancers. When not playing or dancing he can be found drinking a cup of tea in the company of a good crossword. Laurel Swift is a folk musician and dancer. She plays double bass with Gadarene, fiddle with The Gloworms and created 'Under Her Skin' with the performance storyteller, Debs Newbold. Laurel has twice showcased compositions with innovative folk organisation, Distil. Laurel is also the founder and choreographer of Morris Offspring, a young team of morris dancers who have appeared on BBC2's Culture Show, sold out the South Bank, and in 2013 toured UK Arts Centres with folk powerhouse, Faustus. Laurel Swift is also a teacher, and her regular Monday night class at the West London TUC in Acton has given rise to The West London Folk Band. Founded in Year 2000, it goes from strength to strength, regularly playing concerts and ceilidhs in the area. The band consists of "bedroom musicians, beginner musicians, starting-again musicians, younger musicians, late bloomers, musicians that think they can only read the dots, musicians who worry that they can't read the dots" - all are welcome!"

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Phil Beer

on Sun, 11 Dec 2016 at London Green Note 1:45pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 1.45pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 2.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 3.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Phil Beer is the multi-instrumental half of the west countryʼs award winning acoustic duo, Show of Hands. With a professional career of over 36 years, Phil has a great deal of material to draw on for his solo appearances, which are an eclectic mix of traditional tunes, covers of Springsteen or The Hollies, together with his own compositions and songs from his contemporaries. All are songs and music of memory and significance sung in the subtle and melodic Phil Beer style and interjected with musings and amusings to an almost personal audience. It is a treat of past and current favourites from one of the most popular musicians on the acoustic circuit.

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The Mississippi Swamp Dogs Good Time Blues And Boogie

on Sun, 11 Dec 2016 at London Ronnie Scott's 7:30pm

Come and enjoy a fabulous night of Blues, Boogie, Funk, Soul, Gospel, Jazz and Cajun sounds from this amazing live band. Here, in their natural surroundings, enjoy an authentic "Roadhouse Bar Band" experience as the Swamp Dogs celebrate the rich musical heritage of New Orleans and the Deep South. More information here: http://ukjazzband.co.uk/jazz-band-hire/

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The Mississippi Swamp Dogs Good Time Blues And Boogie

on Sun, 11 Dec 2016 at London Ronnie Scott's 7:30pm

Come and enjoy a fabulous night of Blues, Boogie, Funk, Soul, Gospel, Jazz and Cajun sounds from this amazing live band. Here, in their natural surroundings, enjoy an authentic "Roadhouse Bar Band" experience as the Swamp Dogs celebrate the rich musical heritage of New Orleans and the Deep South. More information here: http://ukjazzband.co.uk/jazz-band-hire/

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Stefanos Tsourelis Trio

on Sun, 11 Dec 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Greek Oud player and a popular guitarist on the London jazz scene Stefanos Tsourelis presents his own trio. With influences from blues, jazz and country as well as Stef's Greek heritage, this trio promised to be an exciting and unique mixture of sounds. A great opportunity to hear a preview of material from their upcoming debut album to be released in 2017. Presented by Mosaic Nights... A monhtly series of concerts. Curated by cellist Shirley Smart, the series features bands and projects which lie in the spaces between jazz, world, folk and classical music.

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Lewis Barfoot

on Sun, 11 Dec 2016 at Buckhorn Weston St John the Baptist Church 7:00pm

This charming 12th Century Church will be filled with candle light, the perfect winter warmer. Lewis Barfoot - Buckhorn Weston Half English, Half Irish Nu-folk singer Lewis Barfoot makes her Dorset debut this December. Accompanied by Spanish cellist Maria Rodriguez Reina and Matt Dibble on clarinet. Playing track's from Catch Me and more. Delicious music: a massage of the heart, a whisper to the soul Irish Radio International Lewis works with an uncomplicated loveliness of sound Misfit City Deeply ensconced in the roots of Folk & drawing inspiration from her Irish heritage, Lewis' voice blends seamlessly with her fingerpicking guitar taking you on a vocal voyage around the world & the tender depths of her heart. Guest support from Dorset's own POLLY PERRY AND PADFOOT

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Lewis Barfoot

on Sun, 11 Dec 2016 at Buckhorn Weston St John the Baptist Church 7:00pm

This charming 12th Century Church will be filled with candle light, the perfect winter warmer. Lewis Barfoot - Buckhorn Weston Half English, Half Irish Nu-folk singer Lewis Barfoot makes her Dorset debut this December. Accompanied by Spanish cellist Maria Rodriguez Reina and Matt Dibble on clarinet. Playing track's from Catch Me and more. Delicious music: a massage of the heart, a whisper to the soul Irish Radio International Lewis works with an uncomplicated loveliness of sound Misfit City Deeply ensconced in the roots of Folk & drawing inspiration from her Irish heritage, Lewis' voice blends seamlessly with her fingerpicking guitar taking you on a vocal voyage around the world & the tender depths of her heart. Guest support from Dorset's own POLLY PERRY AND PADFOOT

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The Albion Christmas Band Featuring Ashley Hutchings, Simon Nicol, Kellie While & Simon Care

on Mon, 12 Dec 2016 at Sheffield Yello Arch Studios 7:30pm

An Albion Christmas is widely regarded as the premier seasonal show, which has been touring for nearly 20 years, and attracts sell-out audiences across the UK. Indeed many people say that their Christmas doesn't start until they have seen The Albion Christmas Show. Featuring the combined talents of Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), Kellie While (Albion Band) Simon Care (Edward II) and the Guvnor himself, Ashley Hutchings, this show takes you on a guided tour through the Christmas customs of Britain. Founder of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and The Albion Band, Ashley Hutchings is joined on stage by Kellie While, Simon Care and Simon Nicol, for an evening of traditional English Christmas music, dancing and celebration. The Albion Christmas Show is a seasonal mixture of carols, spoken word, humorous readings and dance. It really is the perfect way to start your festivities. This year will see a collection of new material alongside favorites from their back catalogue of Xmas albums. Also we will have a brand new studio album packed full of new material. With sell-out tours including venues such as Buxton Opera House, The New Vic Stoke and The Sage, Gateshead, The Albion Xmas Show is a very popular show appealing to all ages. Described in the Guardian as the perfect antidote to the corporate Christmas, this is a show you must not miss!!!!!! £16+BF Advance. £18 on the door. Yellow Arch Studios S3 8BX

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Nick Edward Harris

on Mon, 12 Dec 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Folklore presents..... Nick Edward Harris (Full band) + Support Having left his job and moved to New Zealand to live a frugal and solitary life, Nick E. Harris began dedicating almost every waking hour to homing his craft; and refining his guitar and songwriting techniques, all whilst busking to pay the bills. When he emerged again and returned to London, it was evident that this had paid off when Harris released his debut album 'Chimera' which saw him collaborate with the likes of Emma Gatrill (Moulettes, The Mariner's Children/Sons of Noel and Adrian). Now the progressive acoustic singer-songwriter is back to release his second album 'The Tall Trees'. His sophomore album sees a significant development of both technique and style combing beguiling and welcoming vocals with a percussive and progressive guitar style that at times nods to the likes of Andy McKee, Thomas Leeb, and John Smith. The result is an album that sits somewhere between John Martyn and Iron and Wine. The new album was recorded with London producer Nick Trepka (Speech Debelle, Kieran Leonard, Emmy the Great), and features an orchestra of instruments including accordions, horns, flute, strings and some odd percussion. Recently Harris has played shows with the likes of Moulettes, Rozi Plain, Dan Croll and Courtney Barnett and has been touring with acts including Maia and Patch & the Giant. In 2014 he was selected from thousands for the much coveted Glastonbury Emerging Talent Long-list, as well as finding time to perform at Wilderness, Cambridge Folk Festival, Glastonbury and Green Man. Harris says This album quickly became a very different animal to the first. We became obsessed with capturing the right atmosphere and finding the boundary between rich accompaniment and a sparse, intimate feel. We made a decision early on to record this entirely at night, often in long sessions lasting 14 hours or more, ending in a wonderful madness and exhaustion. I couldn't be happier with what we came out with. Harris dropped out of modern day living and immersed himself into the wilderness, and emerged more focused and more powerful than ever before. 'The Tall Trees' is a personal triumph, it is warm and gentle yet emotionally visceral, it is familiar yet individual and most importantly it is not to be missed. The album has been met so far with great acclaim, gathering widespread support from Clash Music, Q Magazine (Calm Your Demons - Track of the Day) and BBC 6 Music.

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Stanley Accrington

on Mon, 12 Dec 2016 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Stanley Accrington

on Mon, 12 Dec 2016 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Lee Southall (the Coral)

on Tue, 13 Dec 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NEW ROOTS PRESENTS... Lee Southall (The Coral) with support from Ady Johnson (solo) Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, LEE SOUTHALL brings a wealth of experience to his solo acoustic performance. As a founder member of eclectic Liverpool band The Coral, he's already enjoyed a career that spans seven albums; a Mercury Prize nomination and a Music Producers Guild album of the year. His solo work hinges on finely crafted songwriting and virtuoso acoustic ability. Folk, pop, blues and country thread their way through songs that move from the melodic intricacy of Bert Jansch or Davey Graham, through to the raw sparseness of Karen Dalton or Townes Van Zandt. Currently residing on the West Yorkshire moors, Lee's recently supported the likes of Blue Rose Code, Ryley Walker and Laura Marling at venues across the North. London based singer songwriter ADY JOHNSON has shared the stage with the likes of Willy Mason and Ben Howard. His accomplished, finely crafted style filters the distinctly English tones of Ray Davies and Steve Marriot through a classic, soulful acoustic folk style. His most recent release was recorded with Mercury nominated/ BBC award winning producer Gerry Diver (Lisa Knapp, Sam Lee, Tom Robinson) and brings together the soulful delivery and intimacy of Ady's live performances. if this is his musical CV he's got the job. Rudie Humphrey Americana UK Deserves to be massive. James Robinson for the Press Association Damn good! Tom Robinson BBC Radio 6 Music ---------------------------------------- New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK roots 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. 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. We find that in traditional folk, indie folk, alt-folk, chamber folk, country blues, Americana, alt-country, old-time rhythm & blues, gypsy jazz, honky-tonk, klezmer, world music, modern classical music and all points in between. www.newrootsevents.com https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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St Agnes Fountain

on Tue, 13 Dec 2016 at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge 6:45pm

St Agnes Fountain Live in Concert New Studio Album to be released in December St Agnes Fountain come together for one month a year; the Christmas Tour each December. Performing rhythmed-up carols and Christmas music, interspersed with laughter and spoken word, they begin their 16th sell-out year on 2nd December. Founder member, David Hughes, and Chris Leslie originally released an EP of six tracks, Acoustic Christmas on guitar and mandolin in 1998. It sold out in three months and that was that but there was a clamour for more and, together with their friends, Chris While and Julie Matthews, they produced their first album, St Agnes Fountain in 2001. Not content with the album, the While & Matthews team organised a tour in December of that year and the response was overwhelming. The same reaction has greeted the band every year since with appearances on Radio 2 and other stations. Concert tickets are hot property. St Agnes Fountain will take their brand new studio album, their eighth, Christmas Is Not Far Away on the road in December. It is the season their legion of fans have been waiting for because, as they say, Christmas doesn't start till St Agnes Fountain. For the other eleven months of the year the band are involved in their individual work: Chris While & Julie Matthews (Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Duo) tour the UK, Europe and Australia and have just released their new album Who We Are to critical acclaim; Chris Leslie performs worldwide with Fairport Convention as well as occasional solo appearances; and David Hughes (with a Q magazine album of the year to his name) has just released a new solo album Live At The Blue Boar Hotel. www.whileandmatthews.co.uk/aggie.php www.whileandmatthews.co.uk www.chrisleslie.org.uk www.davidhughesmusic.co.uk What a fantastic night. St Agnes Fountain really got the Christmas festivities underway. As we left the concert the Cathedral lights were on and there was a frost in the air. Just perfect" This will be their ninth consecutive visit to Folk in the Barn, Canterbury now a firm fixture in our calendar and part of our Christmas tradition. From YouTube Gorgeous as ever. This is absolutely wonderful Christmas music. If they're in your area this December go and see them. It's a treat Doors 6.45pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £18 online £19.50 offline £21 on the door

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Presents: Matt Woosey Band + Heidi Burson + Sam Jones

on Tue, 13 Dec 2016 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

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Alison Eve

on Wed, 14 Dec 2016 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Johnny Coppin's 'all On A Winter's Night'

on Wed, 14 Dec 2016 at Stoke-on-Trent St Lawrence's Church Biddulph 7:30pm

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New Roots Presents Bouche/ Alabaster De Plume

on Wed, 14 Dec 2016 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Bouche's dark, hypnotic and deeply emotive songs emanate from the slow and steady groove of Rebekah Bouche's double bass, the shimmering swagger of Nikos Ziarkas's electric guitar, and the smoky jazz weaving of Joe Sharp's trumpet. Their songs saunter from late night barstool confessionals through angular psychedelia to soaring cinematic soundscapes,. These blue-jazz hymnals combine the honesty and rawness of the blues with melodic salutes to early jazz, all delivered with the immersive lyricism of Rebekah Bouche's sultry, subtly vulnerable vocal stylings. Highlights of Bouche's 2016 include the release of their debut album, 'So Long Solemn', an extensive UK tour, and opening in London for the legendary Van Morrison. http://www.bouchemusic.co.uk/ Musician and poet Alabaster de Plume has toured internationally, engaging dozens of musicians, visual artists, performers and film-makers in a series of original projects around Europe and the UK. His recent residency in East London saw him working with a new ensemble of players each month, presenting instrumentals, songs and theatrical scripts that evolve, adapt and interact with the musicians, the audience and the occasion. A unique operformer, his warm presence, poet's eye for off-kilter observation, and musical prowess place him as a modern-day successor to the great Ivor Cutler. Cheerfully uneasy Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3 The best artistic event I have ever experienced in my life Manchester Jazz Festival website

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Michele And Romeo Stodart Present.....

on Wed, 14 Dec 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- After the resounding success of their 3 month residency at Green Note earlier this 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! Live performances from the night will feature on the band's podcast at www.facebook.com/TheMagicNumbers. This aims to be an evening with a real touch of magic!

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Christmas Ceilidh

on Wed, 14 Dec 2016 at London Mycenae House 7:00pm

Wednesday 14th Christmas Ceilidh - Mycenae House with Morrigan and guests. Doors open at 7pm, Ticket price £6 and £5 concession available on the door or from www.wegottickets.com

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Kosmos Ensemble

on Thu, 15 Dec 2016 at Canterbury St Gregory's Centre for Music 7:45pm

Celebrating 75 years of the Canterbury Music Club. Music from around the globe performed by Kosmos with "telepathic rapport, dazzling virtuosity, serious scholarship, and impeccable musicianship" Richard Morrison, The Times. With Harriet Mackenzie, violin, Meg Hamilton, viola, and Milos Milivojevic, accordion.

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Kosmos Ensemble

on Thu, 15 Dec 2016 at Canterbury St Gregory's Centre for Music 7:45pm

Celebrating 75 years of the Canterbury Music Club. Music from around the globe performed by Kosmos with "telepathic rapport, dazzling virtuosity, serious scholarship, and impeccable musicianship" Richard Morrison, The Times. With Harriet Mackenzie, violin, Meg Hamilton, viola, and Milos Milivojevic, accordion.

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Jackie Oates With Mike Cosgrave

on Thu, 15 Dec 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This singer and fiddle player has won multiple awards and accolades over the last fifteen years, with her unique treatments of English ballads and her pure, haunting singing style establishing her at the forefront of the new folk revival. With a young family limiting her ability to tour, we were delighted that Jackie could fit in this return to our club, accompanied this time by Mike Cosgrave on guitar, accordion and whistle (in place of the previously advertised Tristan Seume).

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Jackie Oates With Mike Cosgrave

on Thu, 15 Dec 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This singer and fiddle player has won multiple awards and accolades over the last fifteen years, with her unique treatments of English ballads and her pure, haunting singing style establishing her at the forefront of the new folk revival. With a young family limiting her ability to tour, we were delighted that Jackie could fit in this return to our club, accompanied this time by Mike Cosgrave on guitar, accordion and whistle (in place of the previously advertised Tristan Seume).

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Before The Gold Rush Christmas Special

on Thu, 15 Dec 2016 at London St Pancras Old Church 7:00pm

Festive folky tunes in the old Church.

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Before The Gold Rush Christmas Special

on Thu, 15 Dec 2016 at London St Pancras Old Church 7:00pm

Festive folky tunes in the old Church.

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James Yorkston

on Thu, 15 Dec 2016 at Liverpool The Magnet 7:30pm

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Attila The Stockbroker

on Thu, 15 Dec 2016 at Stourbridge Katie Fitzgerald's 8:00pm

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Hannah Ashcroft Ep Launch Show

on Thu, 15 Dec 2016 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:30pm

Hannah Ashcroft finally returns from Australia in December, after far too long away from home. It turns out that she has recorded an EP whilst in Australia and we are honoured to be hosting the launch show at The Castle Hotel on the 15th December. Very special guest slots come from: Jonny Woodhead Caoilfhionn Rose James Holt Hannah Ashcroft After two years of travelling, alt folk musician Hannah Ashcroft returns to Manchester to release her debut EP. Recorded in Melbourne, 'The Quiet Kind' journeys through themes of humanity, mythology and superstition with intricate guitar parts and haunting melodies. www.facebook.com/HannahAshcroftMusic

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Red Sky July

on Thu, 15 Dec 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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

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Down In The Basement! Little Mammoths

on Thu, 15 Dec 2016 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Doors 7.30 pm Nearest tube Kings Cross 7 mins walk Matt Owens form the recently defunct Noah & The Whale brings his new band Little Mammoths to Down In The Basement, Featuring members of Noah & The Whale, and friends and cohorts of Mumford and Sons, the band of superb players have a set of tightly written good time roots rock stuffed full of hooks, with the ghosts John Cougar, Bob Seger and Tom Petty rattling round their cages.. WATCH LITTLE MAMMOTHS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldXKqf_rtBc

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Down In The Basement! Burning Wheel/ The Nominees

on Thu, 15 Dec 2016 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Doors 7.30 pm Nearest Tube Kings Cross 7 Mins Walk. First and foremost Burning Wheel are a rock'n'roll band. Born and raised in Liverpool Eoin Quiery's songwriting fuses the melodic sensibilities of his hometown with the poetry and storytelling of his Irish ancestry. Channeling the folk tradition through modern electronica, country and post-rock 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. WATCH BURNING WHEEL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_8PNX9DeUA The Nominees are a righteously funky soul-fuelled four piece. It's a rough edged, infectiously joyous garage (in the 60s sense), soul and rhythm & blues soaked sound, taking inspiration from the southern deep-fried funk of Eddie Bo, Allen Toussaint and The Meters. Doesn't get any funkier than that, the ultimate party band- Christmas starts here! LISTEN TO THE NOMINEES: https://soundcloud.com/thenomineesldn/hand-clapping-song

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Christmas Choirs Ceilidh

on Thu, 15 Dec 2016 at Bristol Memorial Stadium./ 6:30pm

Doors will open at 6.30pm. There will be a choir Christmas concert by The Bristol Allsorts/ The Island Folk Singers and Glos.Vox from 7.00-8.00pm. Then there will be a ceilidh from 8.30-10.30pm. Your band for the evening will be The Bristol Ceilidh Quartet and your caller will be the lovely Hannah Moore. Half way through the ceilidh our special guest Taban Othman, from Bristol Refugee Rights, will teach a Kurdish dance. If you're looking for a lively night of carol singing, dancing and lots of festive fun, this is the event for you.

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Christmas Choirs Ceilidh

on Thu, 15 Dec 2016 at Bristol Memorial Stadium./ 6:30pm

Doors will open at 6.30pm. There will be a choir Christmas concert by The Bristol Allsorts/ The Island Folk Singers and Glos.Vox from 7.00-8.00pm. Then there will be a ceilidh from 8.30-10.30pm. Your band for the evening will be The Bristol Ceilidh Quartet and your caller will be the lovely Hannah Moore. Half way through the ceilidh our special guest Taban Othman, from Bristol Refugee Rights, will teach a Kurdish dance. If you're looking for a lively night of carol singing, dancing and lots of festive fun, this is the event for you.

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Ennor

on Thu, 15 Dec 2016 at London Aces & Eights 7:30pm

Taking their name from the sunken kingdom that formed the Isles of Scilly, ENNOR came together after writer-singer Tom Elliot left the far coast of Penzance with a suitcase full of songs to pursue his passion for writing, stopping off in Exeter along the way where he signed on guitarist Jack Rennie, bassist James Creed and drummer Adam Williams at University before heading finally to London. The bands' infectious sound of folk tinged rock (influenced by likes of Paul Simon and Ben Howard) combined with alternative, driving drums and guitars (Fleetwood Mac, Biffy Clyro) established itself in the capital- but the songs tell a story of journeys across the South West and a longing for the Cornish sea. MUTE SWIMMER Mute Swimmer is the music of artist Guy Dale. He has described the project as an act of sabotage, an earnest joke and an extended, erratic hymn to love, doubt and time. Having become stranded in Berlin during the Icelandic ash cloud of 2010 and unable to return to his job he decided to quit and stay on - recording a handful of minimalistic lo-fi EPs before convening a band (Bernhard Bauch [Drums] Felix Koch [Trumpet] and Nicolai Schorr [Bass]) around the Mute Swimmer name. The four members went on to record the highly anticipated LP Second (due '14). http://www.guydale.com/ Louis Brennan 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. Brennan has performed in many guises on many stages and is known for a live show that takes the listener on a journey, turning the mirror from himself onto the audience, commanding dynamics as if conducting an orchestra not standing alone with an acoustic guitar. MX World https://soundcloud.com/mx_world

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Dylan Project

on Fri, 16 Dec 2016 at Lowdham Village Hall 7:30pm

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

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Christmas Concert With Sound Tradition & Two Coats Colder

on Fri, 16 Dec 2016 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

A night with a seasonal touch, perfect harmonies with amazing voices that is Sound Tradition, plus the unique sound of Two Coats Colder. Make sure you are in good voice for this night. We need the Wessex Acoustic Choir at its best.

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Christmas Concert With Sound Tradition & Two Coats Colder

on Fri, 16 Dec 2016 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

A night with a seasonal touch, perfect harmonies with amazing voices that is Sound Tradition, plus the unique sound of Two Coats Colder. Make sure you are in good voice for this night. We need the Wessex Acoustic Choir at its best.

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Yola Carter

on Fri, 16 Dec 2016 at Portsmouth The Square Tower 7:15pm

A phenomenal talent, drawing on gospel, soul and country inflections! (The Independent) Yes, it's the annual Square Roots Xmas Cracker show!! If you've been to our last three Xmas shows, then you'll know that they are always special occasions. And this year is not going to be any different as we have the amazing Yola Carter and her band playing for us - this lady is truly top drawer and we can't wait for you all to see and hear just how great she is! A voice to die for - it could be likened to Aretha Franklin. She is that good! (Maverick Magazine) A force of nature and an incredibly talented singer-songwriter, former Phantom Limb frontwoman Yola Carter was raised on gospel and is a greatly in-demand singer and writer on the dance scene (Duke Dumont, Massive Attack, Chase & Status, DJ Fresh and many more). However, country and soul from the likes of The Band, Staple Singers, Otis Redding and Dolly Parton has always been her true passion and she has now come home musically to embark upon the latest chapter of her career as a solo Americana artist. Yola's powerhouse voice and stage presence, superb original songs and striking arrangements from a supremely skilful and sympathetic band all combine to create a sensational live show. One of the best vocalists I've seen! (For The Country Record) Loose limbed, soulful and funky if you closed your eyes it sounded like Mavis Staples fronting The Banda stadium-sized talent! (Bristol 24/7)

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Topette!! December Tour

on Fri, 16 Dec 2016 at Newcastle upon Tyne The Retreat 7:30pm

Topette play joyously jugular-grabbing acoustic dance music! Featuring BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards musician of the year 2016, Andy Cutting - diatonic button accordion, with James Delarre - violin, Julien Cartonnet - French bagpipes & banjo, Tania Buisse - bodhràn and Barnaby Stradling - acoustic bass guitar. This Anglo-French five piece are as exciting to listen to as they are great to dance to.

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Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies With Benny Graham, Jez Lowe's Snowed In

on Fri, 16 Dec 2016 at Beaconhill Community Centre 7:30pm

Jez Lowes Christmas show for 2016 SNOWED IN 8.00pm

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The Rosellys - Christmas Special

on Fri, 16 Dec 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Black Cat Music presents. The Rosellys Christmas Special "The Rosellys capture the essence of country, with folk ingredients baked into a transatlantic roots fusion." R2 4/5 Stars "The Rosellys are a 5-piece band who make no apology for their love of Americana. Musically, they blend English accents with lyrical references to both the UK and US alongside well pitched bass, feisty drum beats and stunning pedal steel and fiddle to create a sound that walks the fine line between Celtic folk and Americana" Nashville Over Here A brilliant band and a good example of that crossover where Britain meets America and it makes a very special sound indeed Ralph McLean BBC Radio Ulster In 2015 The Rosellys signed to Clubhouse Records (Redlands Palomino Co, Cale Tyson, Don Gallardo) and released their first full band album 'The Granary Sessions', gathering praise from musicians, critics and audiences alike. They have toured extensively across the UK, Australia and America - notably the Southern States where San Antonio (Texas) has become their second home. Influenced by artists such as Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, Alison Krauss, Chris Stapleton, Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings, it is clear The Rosellys have an absolute love for Americana music.

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The Buffalo Skinners Play The Golden Lion Ripon

on Fri, 16 Dec 2016 at Ripon The Golden Lion 7:00pm

Doors @ 19 00 Band 20.00 This is a standing gig but limited seating can be provided by arrangement. Excellent bar facilities in the pub

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Anthony John Clarke

on Fri, 16 Dec 2016 at Hythe The Tin Tabernacle 7:00pm

Come to the wonderful Tin Tabernacle for an evening of quality acoustic music performed by one of the country's most talented singer songwriters. You'll laugh, reflect and maybe evening be moved to tears but will no doubt have a memorable night. Come along!

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Anthony John Clarke

on Fri, 16 Dec 2016 at Hythe The Tin Tabernacle 7:00pm

Come to the wonderful Tin Tabernacle for an evening of quality acoustic music performed by one of the country's most talented singer songwriters. You'll laugh, reflect and maybe evening be moved to tears but will no doubt have a memorable night. Come along!

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Dk & The Joy Machine + Sofia B + Hayley Roscoe

on Fri, 16 Dec 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Channeling a combination of Patti Smith and Lucinda Williams, DK AND THE JOY MACHINE is a Brooklyn-based, singer-songwriter and mountain dulcimer virtuoso who brings this humble trad instrument into the big city. A mountain dulcimer champion, DK and her Joy Machine hit the alt-folk scene running after an 18 year hiatus in 2012, performing since then at Rockwood Music Hall, Arlene's Grocery, Dixon Place HOT! Fest, and other well known NYC venues while touring regularly in Europe and the US. Her new album SHY ONE has been lauded by Curve Magazine, Alt-Country Forum, and other blogs as, rootsy Americana that directly touches the heart with songs that are quirky and smart with sultry vocals and intricate dulcimer playing. SOFIA B is a pop/folk singer from London, with retro stripped down yet lush melodies, warm vocals, and brooding, forlorn lyrics, which will have you singing along, long after the song is finished. HAYLEY ROSCOE is a 24 year old London-based singer/songwriter hailing from Burlington, Canada. She first stepped into the spotlight with her EP Catalyst (2012), which earned her a Toronto Independent Music Award. Her newest single "Never Want To Be Loved", will resonate with anyone who's ever felt heartbreak, while her TIMA winning "Illusionist" will transport you to an three ring circus from a by-gone era. Roscoe's melodies will stick in your head and her heartfelt lyrics will grab you by the heartstrings. With her soulful piano and buttery voice, Roscoe is absolutely one to watch

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Peter Bruntnell With Full Band

on Fri, 16 Dec 2016 at London The Shacklewell Arms 8:00pm

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM Proudly Presents: Peter Bruntnell with full band + Robert Vincent + Bonanza & Son DJs Friday 16th December 2016 Following the critical success of Peter Bruntnell's recent album 'Nos Da Comrade' Peter will play an end of year London show with his full band at The Shacklewell Arms. BBCRadio 2's Bob Harris recently described Pete as the 'corner stone of UK Americana' not surprising when you consider Pete was the first truly Americana artists in the UK before the sub-genre even had a name Peter perfectly counterpoints American Roots influenced music and Alt-Country with classic, erudite songwriting, dreamy Psychedelia and a truly cosmic vibe. The NME said in no uncertain terms 'Peter Bruntnell's records should be taught in schools' whilst Rolling Stone Magazine described him as 'England's best kept musical secret'. We are also very pleased to announce that support comes from Robert Vincent who was the toast of the recent Americana Muisc Association Awards in Nashville. ResonanceFM's Bonanza & Son will provide the records throughout the night. £10 Advance tickets available from the link below... Tickets on the door will be £15. Come along and help Pete celebrate Christmas early.

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Oka Vanga

on Fri, 16 Dec 2016 at Epping St. John the Baptist Church 7:00pm

Angela Meyer & William Cox are an award winning folk and roots duo who move effortlessly from playing their own songs to well-known folk and roots songs. Their exquisite guitar instrumentals are combined with contributions from them on ukulele and mandolin, make their music set both varied and interesting. Recently described as having both great musicianship and really fine songs by Mike Harding, fans of both Folk and Roots music are sure to find something they will enjoy in their music.

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Oka Vanga

on Fri, 16 Dec 2016 at Epping St. John the Baptist Church 7:00pm

Angela Meyer & William Cox are an award winning folk and roots duo who move effortlessly from playing their own songs to well-known folk and roots songs. Their exquisite guitar instrumentals are combined with contributions from them on ukulele and mandolin, make their music set both varied and interesting. Recently described as having both great musicianship and really fine songs by Mike Harding, fans of both Folk and Roots music are sure to find something they will enjoy in their music.

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James Haigh In Concert

on Fri, 16 Dec 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

James Haigh Rotherhams up n coming folk superstar!

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Coope, Simpson, Freya, Fraser

on Fri, 16 Dec 2016 at Winchcombe Postlip Hall 7:30am

HARK, HARK - 'A WINTER'S LIGHT' A hotchpotch of stories, poetry, jokes, carolling and wassailing, both acapella and accompanied on instruments blown, plucked, bowed and struck. Christmas comes but once a year, and it starts here!

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Skabretta Christmas Party

on Sat, 17 Dec 2016 at Dartford Social Club 8:00pm

Back again for the 3rd year running and returning to the Dartford social club for the annual Christmas Party with support from the excellent The Undevided and one of the UKs top Reggae selectors Olas Boss with his legendary Upsetter Sound System. Last year was a sell out get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

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Martin Stephenson

on Sat, 17 Dec 2016 at Corbridge Parish Hall 7:30pm

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Ewan Mclennan @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 17 Dec 2016 at Ascott-under-Wychwood The Swan 7:30pm

Ewan McLennan has come to be known as a guitarist at the very forefront of his generation; a troubadour, balladeer and storyteller cut in the old style; a singer that can move audiences with his passion and pathos; and a songwriter for whom social justice is still a burning issue. From a BBC Horizon Award for his debut album to his recent performances on the acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions, recent years have been marked by numerous awards and accolades for his music. Ewan McLennan's new album, 'Stories Still Untold', is already attracting critical acclaim and is sure to further cement him as "one of the bright lights on the folk scene today". Quotes: 'Ewan McLennan has realised his potential on a wonderful album of traditional folk.' The Telegraph 'McLennan continues his evolution into a major figure on the folk scene...an artist whose music lives and breathes.' Songlines 'A gorgeous, lilting voice. So moving.' MOJO 'First class. Quite possibly destined to become the UK's finest folk singer!' Maverick 'In many ways Ewan McLennan is the perfect embodiment of modern folk song. An outstanding guitarist, a magnificent interpreter of traditional song and an immensely gifted songwriter.' Spiral Earth 'Beautifully conceived and executed. Stories Still Untold is his best work yet.' Martin Simpson 'A stunning collection of songs which confirms Ewan's name as one of the bright lights on the folk scene today.' BrightYoungFolk.com

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Topette!! December Tour

on Sat, 17 Dec 2016 at Saxmundham Riverside Centre 7:30pm

Topette play joyously jugular-grabbing acoustic dance music! Featuring BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards musician of the year 2016, Andy Cutting - diatonic button accordion, with James Delarre - violin, Julien Cartonnet - French bagpipes & banjo, Tania Buisse - bodhràn and Barnaby Stradling - acoustic bass guitar. This Anglo-French five piece are as exciting to listen to as they are great to dance to.

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Betty & The Bootleggers

on Sat, 17 Dec 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Authentic Vintage Gospel infused Rhythm and Blues from Betty Wilde and her merry band of Bootleggers. This 5 piece band play the more obscure sounds of the best decade of all, the 50's. Betty's influences include LaVern Baker, Ruth Brown, Varetta Dillard, Little Richard and Koko Taylor. The Bootlegger band includes Double Bass, Sax/Harmonica, Guitar and Drums.

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Wso: Steve White And The Protest Family

on Sat, 17 Dec 2016 at Chesterfield Labour Club 7:30pm

As part of We Shall Overcome, Chesterfield Labour Club and Spire Writes are proud to present Steve White and the Protest Family, the world's favourite East London semi-acoustic political folk-punk group. Support from the fantastic Chesterfield singer-songwriter Ichabod and Sheffield poet Kev Titterton. All profits will be donated to Chesterfield Food Bank

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Wso: Steve White And The Protest Family

on Sat, 17 Dec 2016 at Chesterfield Labour Club 7:30pm

As part of We Shall Overcome, Chesterfield Labour Club and Spire Writes are proud to present Steve White and the Protest Family, the world's favourite East London semi-acoustic political folk-punk group. Support from the fantastic Chesterfield singer-songwriter Ichabod and Sheffield poet Kev Titterton. All profits will be donated to Chesterfield Food Bank

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O'hooley & Tidow Winterfolk - Winter Song & Carols; An Alternative Celebration Of Christmas

on Sat, 17 Dec 2016 at London The Winemaker's Club 7:00pm

Join O'Hooley & Tidow for an intimate concert of self-penned wintery songs, traditional folk song and a sprinkle of carols. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of heart. With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, a five star live review and feature in The Guardian, O'Hooley & Tidow are regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo). Their forthcoming new album Shadows is the follow up to groundbreaking album The Hum, which earned them a place in Mojo's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2014 and a nomination for 'Best Duo' in last year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. * * * * * The Guardian 'Formidably brilliant.' Independent 'Brave, beautiful and full of love.' Martin Simpson 'In the leading ranks of the new wave of folk music aristocracy.' Tom Robinson, 6 Music

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Lauren Lucille

on Sat, 17 Dec 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Lauren Lucille shares her love and travel stories through a musical fusion of folk/jazz/pop/country. She has a sassy and soulful voice and will be accompanied by some fantastic musicians tonight.

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Cash

on Sat, 17 Dec 2016 at Preston The Continental 9:00pm

Ben Welburn and company are back with their brilliant full-band celebration of the music of Johnny Cash, plus support TBC. Payin' respect to the Man in Black.

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Ursa Minor Festive Party With Sons Of Burlap

on Sat, 17 Dec 2016 at Ballycastle Ursa Minor 8:00pm

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Folkroom's Blue Christmas With Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

on Sat, 17 Dec 2016 at London Court Yard Theatre London 7:30pm

Christmas is a time of light, of giving, of love - and we reckon there might just be a few too many gigs this December celebrating the garish tinsel-draped side of the season. London's friendliest folk club, Folkroom, are teaming up with the award-winning Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker to celebrate the cosy sadness of the festive period instead. The gentle disappointment of a gift you already own. The satisfying airing of grievances in a row with your slightly racist auntie. The familiar hygge of your a dried out turkey roast. Come join us as Britain's finest folk musicians celebrate a Blue Christmas this December. JOSIENNE CLARKE & BEN WALKER - The fastest rising stars on the folk horizon have had a busy few years. In 2015 they won Best Duo at the BBC Folk Awards, a hard-earned and deserved title that honoured the last of their three releases with Folkroom Records, the label they'd co-founded four years previously. 2016 saw the duo sign to legendary indie/punk label Rough Trade, a pairing that has proven a surprisingly perfect fit. For Blue Christmas, Josienne and Ben will be playing songs from their critically-acclaimed album for the label, 'Overnight', as well as giving a rare outing to songs from the extremely limted edition 2013 Christmas record, 'Midwinter'. JOHN SPIERS - Perhaps best known as one of the founding members of folk institution Bellowhead, John Spiers has spent the last decade and a half at the forefront of the British folk scene. His own work places him as the nation's finest melodeon player - and that's no small claim in folk circles. We're so honoured to have John with us we've applied to the Vatican to have this officially listed as a Christmas Miracle. They're yet to get back to us. JACK HARRIS - A fan favourite at Folkroom's fortnightly folk club, Jack Harris has been described by Anaïs Mitchell as 'a priest of song', which is sort of Christmassy, we guess. Jack's sets are renowned for both his craft as a musician and singer, and his unparalleled storytelling. His new album, 'The Wide Afternoon' is his finest to date, and marks him out as a talent to watch in 2017.

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The Dylan Project

on Sun, 18 Dec 2016 at Masham Town Hall 7:30pm

If the restlessly touring Dylan were not his own tribute band, this group could fill the post (Alan Franks,The Times) Far more than a tribute act, The Dylan Project has been presenting its own loving interpretation of Bob Dylan's music for nearly twenty years. Fronted by the iconic Steve Gibbons on vocals and guitar, the band features four of Britain's most talented folk-rock musicians Fairport Convention's rhythm section of Dave Pegg (bass) and Gerry Conway (drums), with Phil Bond (keyboards) and PJ Wright (pedal steel and guitars). 2016 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the seminal Dylan double LP Blonde on Blonde, widely regarded as a masterpiece. To celebrate this milestone, The Dylan Project's new live show will feature every track from Blonde on Blonde in album order. The fourteen classic songs in the set include I Want You, Stuck Inside of Mobile, Just Like a Woman, Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat, Absolutely Sweet Marie, and the lovelorn epic Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands, all interpreted with flair and originality by The Dylan Project.

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Lazy Sunday Afternoon With Mr Love & Justice And Friends

on Sun, 18 Dec 2016 at Swindon Savernake Street Community Hall 2:30pm

A chilled afternoon of live original acoustic folk/roots/pop music in Savernake Street Hall, Swindon with host performers Mr Love & Justice joined by their guests Jamie R. Hawkins + TBC. Doors 2.30pm Show Times: 3-5pm.

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Belshazzer's Feast - Christmas Concert

on Sun, 18 Dec 2016 at Whitchurch Gill Nethercott Centre 7:30pm

On tour with a Christmas-themed show that mixes traditional folk music, seasonal material, added to their usual touch of classical and jazz, with a bit of pop and music hall, all topped off with lashings of wry humour. Paul Sartin (of Bellowhead and Faustus) and Paul Hutchinson (of Hoover The Dog) together wow audiences across the UK with their eclectic and eccentric mix of tunes and between songs chat that always sends audiences home with smiles on their faces. 'Their music is breathtaking and wickedly inventive and the between-tunes interchange as intelligent and hilarious as the music.' Mike Harding, previously of BBC Radio 2 Folk Show

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Dirty Old Folkers Christmas Extravaganza And Panto

on Sun, 18 Dec 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8:00pm

Dirty Old Folkers are back again for their annual Christmas extravaganza. One of the highlights of our year, a definite book early to avoid disappointment, as they have sold out the last 9 year's shows! It's a fantastic show involving a good old fashioned sing song, fantastic musicianship and a unique take on the pied piper.

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Matt Pound & Lieutenant Leek

on Sun, 18 Dec 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hailing from South-East England, Matty D. Pound & Lt. Leek are a six piece alt.country group. Lyrically bittersweet and melodically pure, the songs embrace both British and American Folk traditions in an understated and reserved fashion. Born out of times between jobs and women and places, Pound's intensely personal songwriting focuses on the ups and downs of modern lives and loves. Emerging from a duo, the group has slowly been crafting a new sound from old notes, culminating in their eponymous debut EP, recorded by Dan Lucas at Anchorbaby Studios in the spring of 2012.

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Phil Beer & Friends

on Sun, 18 Dec 2016 at Topsham Matthews Hall 7:30pm

Xmas concert at Topsham Folk Club with Phil Beer, Miranda Sykes, Geoff Lakeman and Sam Kelly. Starts at 20.00

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A Nod To Bob With Matty Oliver

on Sun, 18 Dec 2016 at Durham The Peoples Bookshop 3:45pm

There are probably several reasons why very few performers have successfully tackled the music of Bob Dylan. Where would you even start? The sheer number of songs in his catalogue is bewildering, then there is the complex, always changing styles and of course the unique Dylan look and persona. There simply hasn't been an artist that has been able to put it all together in a convincing way. However, right here in County Durham we may just have a young singer-songwriter in Matty Oliver who can claim to have grasped that particular nettle. Yes, Matty is not afraid to cover the work of Dylan but he's also a masterful storyteller in his own right. For example, his song 'This Working Man' tells of a guy suffering from depression in heartrending detail. Each of Matty's songs rings with authenticity and he demonstrates a quiet poetic touch a touch learned, in part, from his hero Bob Dylan.

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James Yorkston

on Mon, 19 Dec 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

2016 has been a busy year thus far for Fife songwriter James Yorkston, with two significant releases to his name: in January, Domino Records released Yorkston Thorne Khan's 'Everything Sacred' and in March, Freight Press published James' 2nd book, his debut novel 'Three Craws'. Both these releases have been lovingly received and have resulted in James touring the UK, Spain, India and Ireland and appearing as an author or member of Yorkston Thorne Khan at the Edinburgh International Festival, GreenMan Festival, Body and Soul, Loopallu, Sea Change, Aye Write!, Pirineos Sur, Celtic Connections, etc These December dates will be James' first solo tour of England since 2013 and will feature a mix of his music and his writings.

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Long Lankin

on Mon, 19 Dec 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

Long Lankin are four female instrumentalists and singers, whose intricate and thoughtful arrangements of traditional songs and tunes from around the world are as skilfully executed as their original material. Singing in close harmony, Long Lankin hail from England, Shetland and Ireland.

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O'hooley & Tidow Winterfolk - Winter Song & Carols; An Alternative Celebration Of Christmas

on Mon, 19 Dec 2016 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:15pm

Join O'Hooley & Tidow for an intimate concert of self-penned wintery songs, traditional folk song and a sprinkle of carols. With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, a five star live review and feature in The Guardian, O'Hooley & Tidow are regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo). Their latest album, Shadows is the follow up to groundbreaking album The Hum, which earned them a place in Mojo's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2014 and a nomination for 'Best Duo' in last year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of heart. 'England's answer to the McGarrigles.'   * * * * * The Guardian   'Insightful, determinedly left-field angles on the human experience.'  * * * * MOJO Folk Album of the Month 'Have Belinda and Heidi done it again? Certainly.'   * * * * * R2   'Dense, complex, beautifully performed.'   * * * * Songlines 'A fine study of human emotion'  * * * *  EDS   'One of the most vital and experimental acts on the folk circuit and beyond.'  Folk Radio UK

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O'hooley & Tidow Winterfolk - Winter Song & Carols; An Alternative Celebration Of Christmas

on Mon, 19 Dec 2016 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:15pm

Join O'Hooley & Tidow for an intimate concert of self-penned wintery songs, traditional folk song and a sprinkle of carols. With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, a five star live review and feature in The Guardian, O'Hooley & Tidow are regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo). Their latest album, Shadows is the follow up to groundbreaking album The Hum, which earned them a place in Mojo's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2014 and a nomination for 'Best Duo' in last year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of heart. 'England's answer to the McGarrigles.'   * * * * * The Guardian   'Insightful, determinedly left-field angles on the human experience.'  * * * * MOJO Folk Album of the Month 'Have Belinda and Heidi done it again? Certainly.'   * * * * * R2   'Dense, complex, beautifully performed.'   * * * * Songlines 'A fine study of human emotion'  * * * *  EDS   'One of the most vital and experimental acts on the folk circuit and beyond.'  Folk Radio UK

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Vicki Swan And Jonny Dyer

on Mon, 19 Dec 2016 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

This is the club Christmas Party and tickets include party food. Vicki and Jonny have a special Christmas Show which they will perform tonight.

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Vicki Swan And Jonny Dyer

on Mon, 19 Dec 2016 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

This is the club Christmas Party and tickets include party food. Vicki and Jonny have a special Christmas Show which they will perform tonight.

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The Shades Album Launch

on Mon, 19 Dec 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:00pm

The Shades are a British R&B band first formed in Oxford in 2012. The band's look and sound draws heavily from the early Rolling Stones, The Beatles, and The Yardbirds, while bringing in modern elements. The live sound revolves primarily around the powerful and distinctive voice of Bradley Taylor and the guitar 'weaving' of Ollie Gilmore and Sam Davies, while the rhythm section of Oli Ashby and Danny Jeffries provide the anchor for the band. The Shades perform a mixture of Rhythm and Blues covers and original songs written by Taylor/Gilmore.

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Dirty Old Folkers Christmas Extravaganza And Panto

on Tue, 20 Dec 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8:00pm

Dirty Old Folkers are back again for their annual Christmas extravaganza. One of the highlights of our year, a definite book early to avoid disappointment, as they have sold out the last 9 year's shows! It's a fantastic show involving a good old fashioned sing song, fantastic musicianship and a unique take on the pied piper.

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Swan & Dyer's Winter Warmer A Festive Pick-n-mix

on Tue, 20 Dec 2016 at Cressing St Barnabas Church Hall 7:00pm

Swan & Dyers Winter Warmer A Festive Pick-n-Mix will appeal to those who associate Christmas with carols, singing, dancing and the joy of being together as family and friends. Vicki & Jonny have created a show that brings together classic Christmas carols, winter stories, Scandinavian Christmas . It is informative, fun and full of chorus songs that you'll know and stories that you probably won't. Multi-instrumentalists and storytellers of the highest calibre, you have no idea what you're going to se next, but we know you'll love it.

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Swan & Dyer's Winter Warmer A Festive Pick-n-mix

on Tue, 20 Dec 2016 at Cressing St Barnabas Church Hall 7:00pm

Swan & Dyers Winter Warmer A Festive Pick-n-Mix will appeal to those who associate Christmas with carols, singing, dancing and the joy of being together as family and friends. Vicki & Jonny have created a show that brings together classic Christmas carols, winter stories, Scandinavian Christmas . It is informative, fun and full of chorus songs that you'll know and stories that you probably won't. Multi-instrumentalists and storytellers of the highest calibre, you have no idea what you're going to se next, but we know you'll love it.

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Rct Presents: The Amazing Devil: Christmas Special

on Tue, 20 Dec 2016 at London Clapham Library 7:30pm

'A masterpiece of swirling, brooding, often epic drama...it grabs you and refuses to let go' - FATEA The Amazing Devil, the vanguard at the forefront of a folk revolution, await your company. Following the release of their debut single 'King', and their astonishing debut album Love Run, this new Soho-based seven-piece are rapidly gaining a cult following with their raucously broken, heart-on-ripped-and-ragged sleeve live gigs. Scarlet Scarlet and The Blue Furious Boy bring their full-band show to the scalding hot new venue at Clapham Library for one wintery explosive Christmas night only, with their heart-thumping blend of jazz vocals, poetical lyrics, folk rhythms, explosive choruses and baroque pop beats that will hold your hand, sing your heart, beat your chest and walk you through every raging storm you'll ever know. 'The best thing I've heard this year. Original, varied, engaging, exciting. A fantastic debut'- For Folk's Sake 'One of the year's most exhilarating, exciting and visceral debuts, they deserve to be huge'- FRUK www.theamazingdevil.com www.theamazingdevil.bandcamp.com Twitter: @amazingdevilmus facebook: The Amazing Devil instagram: theamazingdevil WITH: ROBERT HALLOW AND THE HOLY MEN LOSTBOY Doors 7.30pm Tickets: £7

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Belshazzar's Feast

on Wed, 21 Dec 2016 at Croydon The Oval Tavern 7:30pm

The Feastie Boys in Croydon for Christmas. It's as traditional as, erm, well Christmas itself!

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Mad Jocks And Englishmen

on Wed, 21 Dec 2016 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band With Carols & Capers

on Wed, 21 Dec 2016 at Oxford St John the Evangelist Church 7:00pm

A unique celebratory show of Christmas music on renaissance and modern instruments. Maddy and the Carnival Band put their inimitable stamp on familiar and not-so-familiar festive fare with a refreshing cavalier attitude and plenty of humour. Carols & Capers will guarantee to be a Christmas Party to remember. Maddy's voice is clear as a bell. It actually sounds as if there's a celebration going on THE GUARDIAN

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O'hooley & Tidow Winter Folk

on Fri, 23 Dec 2016 at Thorganby Village Hall 7:00pm

Winter songs and carols; an alternative celebration of Christmas Join O'Hooley & Tidow for an intimate concert of self-penned wintery songs, traditional folk song and a sprinkle of carols. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of heart. With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, a five star live review and feature in The Guardian, O'Hooley & Tidow are regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo). Their highly acclaimed new album Shadows is the follow up to groundbreaking album The Hum, which earned them a place in Mojo's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2014 and a nomination for 'Best Duo' in last year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. * * * * * The Guardian 'Formidably brilliant.' Independent 'Brave, beautiful and full of love.' Martin Simpson 'In the leading ranks of the new wave of folk music aristocracy.' Tom Robinson, 6 Music

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George Borowski In Concert Xmas Special

on Fri, 23 Dec 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

www.georgeborowski.com You know him, we know him.... and isn't he ace?? Plus www.rogerdaviesmusic.com - one of Yorkshire's finest!

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Reggae Christmas 2016

on Sat, 24 Dec 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 9:00pm

That craziest of Cowley Road traditions, Reggae Xmas returns with our biggest headliner to date - legendary vocalist Macka B and his Roots Ragga Band. Plus Count Skylarkin, DestaNation DJs, John Dash, Keith Ullett and surprise special guests dropping by.

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The Black Feathers @ The Vaults

on Tue, 27 Dec 2016 at Cirencester The Vaults 7:30pm

Cirencester locals The Black Feathers perform on The Vaults' stage one last time before the venue closes on New Year's Eve. Rob Lear provides support on what promises to be a beautiful evening.

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Mànran

on Thu, 29 Dec 2016 at Strathpeffer The Pavilion 7:00pm

Mànran are one of the best-known and best-loved Scottish bands on the scene today. The 2011 launch of their debut single, Latha Math heralded a meteoric rise to the top of the Scottish music world that quickly saw them playing many of the most prestigious festivals in Europe despite having only been in existence a few short months. From then, a multi-award-winning debut album followed as the band set about living up to the hype surrounding their early release while establishing their characteristic sound and distinctive approach to musical arrangement.   Variously tagged as folk-rock, trad-rock (that one coming from former First Minister, Alex Salmond), Celtic-rock and even grown-up folk-rock, Mànran's music has always defied easy labelling due to the eclectic mix of influences on the band and the alchemy that melds them. With a central ethos built around the band's traditional Celtic roots, fiery tunes from fiddle, accordion, flute, uilleann and Highland bagpipes bind powerfully to a rhythm section awash with elements of funk, jazz and rock to create some of the most innovative and uplifting instrumental music around. Coupled with songs in both Gaelic and English that undergo the same musical mixology, it's easy to understand why Mànran are in such high demand as a live act.   With music ranging from the explosive to the poignant and, at all times, an intense connection with their audience, Mànran thrive on live performances and spend most of the year touring and bringing their music to new parts of the World. 2016 sees the band continue their adventures on the road with tours in Denmark, Australia and England planned for the first few months of the year followed by an intensive schedule of Summer festivals throughout Europe and trips to North America in the later part of the year. The long-awaited third album is also well under way and is due to finally be unveiled to the World in the Summer. Doors open from 7pm, event starts at 8pm. Tickets are available via our Box Office (01997 420 124), online and from June's Card Shop in Dingwall.

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Blonde On Bob's Xmas Bash 2016

on Thu, 29 Dec 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

4 piece band BLONDE ON BOB present their annual celebration of the music of the legendary singer-songwriter. Also on the bill FREEWHEELIN' plus festive fun. 'Nothin' But Dylan'.

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Eddy Morton & The Bushburys

on Fri, 30 Dec 2016 at Stourbridge Katie Fitzgerald's 8:00pm

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New Year's Eve Barn Dance

on Sat, 31 Dec 2016 at Godalming Borough Hall 7:30pm

Back in the '80's and '90's until the beginning of this millennium the GBH Ceilidh's New Year's Eve party was an annual fixture in Godalming's social calendar. Because they involved a fair bit of work and expense to put on the organisers called it a day - BUT, thanks to the enthusiasm of Gareth Kiddier and the support of Godalming Borough Hall's management we are back!! The band for the evening will be The Oxford Nags featuring Nina Hansell (of PolkaWorks and the Bismarcks) on fiddle, Andy Turner (of Geckoes and Magpie Lane) on concertina, Sandy Shallis (of Tinker's Ditch) on melodoens and Gareth Kiddier (of PolkaWorks and The English Contra Band) on keyboards. Calling the dancers will be exciting new caller Gill Emerson. The ticket price will include snacks and as many balloons as you can eat. Please email info@gbhceilidhs.org.uk for children's admission prices.

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Nye Blues Party

on Sat, 31 Dec 2016 at London Ain't Nothin' But...Blues Bar 8:00pm

7.30pm - 2.30am Live music all night from 8.30pm Limited seating, so come early. Advance tickets ONLY guarantee entry before 9.30pm

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Edwina Hayes

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

Come and unwind with us at this mellow New Year's Day concert by 'the Sweetest Voice in England' - guaranteed to soothe sore heads! Edwina's beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-Americana. She has opened numerous shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison as well as her own gigs playing stages everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to The Royal Albert Hall. The title track of her album Pour Me A Drink was covered by Nanci Griffith who calls her 'the sweetest voice in England' and her cover of the Randy Newman song Feels Like Home was featured in the Cameron Diaz film My Sister's Keeper and has since had over eight million plays on You Tube. 'Edwina is a haunting honeyed solo songwriter' (The Guardian) 'Sweet-voiced songwriter who has a fine line in gentle, country-tinged material' (Time Out)

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Paul Jones & Dave Kelly

on Thu, 5 Jan 2017 at Teddington Landmark Arts Centre 7:15pm

Founder members of The Blues Band, a live acoustic set by this dynamic duo is an occasion you'll remember. After over a quarter century as presenter of his BBC Radio 2 R&B show, as a thrilling singer and harmonica maestro, what Paul Jones doesn't know about the Blues can be written on a pinhead. The same can be said about, Dave Kelly whose superb blues vocals combined with guitar virtuosity have made him Europe's leading bluesman. If you're a true Blues fan, everything you need is here. Doors open 7.15pm, performance start 8pm

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Neil Robben Blues Project

on Thu, 5 Jan 2017 at Cambridge The Hidden Rooms 7:00pm

Come and spend the evening with the Neil Robben Blues Project performing Soul, Funk, Blues and Grooves. Watch the jaw dropping guitar work of Neil and the mind blowing grooves of his band, all topped off with the simply stunning vocals of the incredible Sarah Brown. Expect special guests, incredible playing and a lot of dancing. Tickets are £5.00 in advance, £8.00 on the door. Drink offers include £3.00 drinks and £6.00 cocktails!

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Bagatelle - One For The Road

on Fri, 6 Jan 2017 at Ballymena The Braid Arts Centre 7:30pm

Bagatelle completed their final year tour in February 2016 which included sold out gigs throughout Ireland including Dublin, Killarney, Belfast, Cork, Derry and Waterford. They have received several recognition awards, and now, due to an overwhelming from loyal fans they have decided to play a select few gigs throughout the year rather than retire completely. Don't miss this chance to see Bagatelle live in their One for the Road show in Ballymena!

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Bagatelle - One For The Road

on Fri, 6 Jan 2017 at Ballymena The Braid Arts Centre 7:30pm

Bagatelle completed their final year tour in February 2016 which included sold out gigs throughout Ireland including Dublin, Killarney, Belfast, Cork, Derry and Waterford. They have received several recognition awards, and now, due to an overwhelming from loyal fans they have decided to play a select few gigs throughout the year rather than retire completely. Don't miss this chance to see Bagatelle live in their One for the Road show in Ballymena!

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Maddison's Thread

on Fri, 6 Jan 2017 at Hartlepool Cricket Club 7:00pm

Album Launch Show

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Jack Harris

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

Comfy & Acoustic 2017. Get the lower price of £5 by pre-booking. £7 on the door. Three fantastic acts in one bookshop. Act details coming soon. Doors open at 7pm, get in early to get a good seat. Stage times Matt Steady 8.00-8.35 Rainy Day Woman 8.50-9.30 Jack Harris 9.45-10.30 The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, including alcohol, and cake. NO other food or drink to be brought onto the premises. IMPORTANT NOTE: Our stage is IN FRONT of the door so if you are late, you will have to wait outside, possibly in the cold rain, til the act finishes their set/song. Don't be late, or you'll have to wait. For details of parking and the bookshop please visit www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk. You can JOIN OUR CLUB that gets you into every single Comfy & Acoustic gig for less than half price. Send us an email or chat in-store for more details.

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Tlr Double: Megan Henwood & Richard Walters

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

Megan Henwood It's been nearly four years since the award-winning singer-songwriter released her debut album, and while much in her life has changed, the only difference in how Megan approaches her work is that, if anything, she's even more determined to make music that defies the boundaries and boxes others have sometimes tried to place around this most singular and distinctive of new British voices. "This new record is a lot darker," she says, "and there've been times over the last year where I've thought what I was doing was terrifying. I think that comes across in some of the songs." It's not just Henwood's honesty in conversation that strikes you. She's every bit as open in her songwriting, which finds her dealing, as often as not, with deeply personal - though universal - themes and drawing on sometimes painful experiences. As a writer and performer she belongs to a tradition, though perhaps not solely to the one many expected after she and her brother, Joe, won BBC Radio 2's Young Folk Award in 2009. Instead, the lineage that Henwood can claim is the same one that Bob Dylan tapped in to when he upset folk purists, first by writing his own songs, then by going electric; she is closer in spirit to idiosyncratic singer-songwriters such as her key influences - Elliott Smith, Bill Withers, Anaïs Mitchell - or to those writers who similarly dig down deep into music's roots to find new ways to innovate: Terry Callier, Tom Waits, PJ Harvey. Richard Walters Around the time of his debut album release in 2009, Guardian writer Paul Lesterwrote "Richard Walters is good. Really Good...Finally a male singer-songwriter that I actually enjoy!" Since then Walters has released 2 further full-length albums and several EP's, each a progression in sound and style, each critically acclaimed throughout Europe. In 2013 he quietly announced that he would be taking a holiday from the solo game to concentrate on co-writing and a collaborative band project called Liu Bei...but two years later, new solo work is beginning to emerge and an album - 'A.M' - is slated for an early 2016 release. This follows a frenetic 2 years for Walters, with Liu Bei releasing three critically acclaimed singles and touring alongside Dry the River, Gengahr and Communion signings Banfiduring 2014/15, and Walters finding himself a much in demand co-writer and collaborator, working with an eclectic mix of artists including UK singer Gabrielle Aplin, million-selling Finnish metal band Apocalyptica, rising star Grace Lightman, British poet Simon Armitage, legendary British vocalist Alison Moyet and German superstar DJ & producer Solomun. Richard Walters is a cult-concern for music fans in the UK and USA, having built a loyal fanbase thanks in part to his music having featured on a number of hit TV shows over the years including Grey's Anatomy, CSI: Miami, Revenge, Criminal Mindsand Bones. He has toured across the globe, sharing stages with the likes of Dave Matthews, The Cranberries and Imogen Heap Stunning...his upcoming album could see him soar to unprecedented heights The Line of Best Fit Hushed & haunting The Guardian Something extravagantly special Mojo

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Edwina Hayes

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

Wessex Acoustic are delighted to welcome Edwina Hayes to the club for the first time. Edwina numbers Michael Parkinson and Perez Hilton among her fans. Her beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-americana. She has opened numerous shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison and the title track of her album Pour Me A Drink was covered by Nanci Griffith who calls her 'the sweetest voice in England'. Her cover of the Randy Newman song Feels Like Home was featured in the Cameron Diaz film My Sister's Keeper and has since had over five million plays on You Tube. Supporting Edwina is Blandford's own Rod Jenkins.

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Helter Skelter With Justin & The Argonauts + Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow

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

A night of Klezmer, Tango, 15th Century Shephardic Jewish Folk, Folk & Roots at Jamboree... Justin and the Argonauts are a violin, accordion, guitar and tuba-infused blaze of full-throttle klezmer, tango, 15th century Sephardic Jewish Folk and pop, playing a set of songs ranging from Bach's Hungarian dances to The Cure's Lovecats. Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow are a Bristol based duo playing acoustic, folk and roots music. Best known as the virtuoso guitar and fiddle players from the band Sheelanagig, they 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.

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The Bramble Napskins In Concert

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

www.thebramblenapskins.com This dynamic Big Band from York was a highlight of Beverley Festival... go see em!!

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Glas

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

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Glas

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

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Meic Stevens

on Sat, 7 Jan 2017 at Cardiff Snails Delicatessen 7:00pm

Legendary Meic Stevens returns to Snails Deli after an epic sell out gig last month. Here's a second chance for you to see Meic up close and personal...a rarer opportunity to see him in an intimate setting. This is a Gourmet Gig event - delicious food included!

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Fran Mcgillivray/mike Burke Band Featuring Mike Paice

on Sat, 7 Jan 2017 at London Seven Dials Club;;' 7:30pm

FRAN McGILLIVRAY BAND featuring Mike Paice - CD 'Midnight Call' launch at Brooks Blues Bar "Splendid!" Paul Jones Radio 2 "Mighty good!" Maverick Magazine A new twist on old music. Rock 'n' Reel Magazine Fran McGillivray, (vocals, bass guitar & flute), and Mike Burke, ( acoustic, electric & resonator guitars, mandola, mandolin & vocals), and Roger Nunn, ( drums, percussion & vocals) are an exciting and compelling trio with a strong following on the blues and roots music scene . Founder members of the legendary urban blues outfit So Long Angel, Fran and Mike have spent many years honing their craft and have developed a unique take on roots music and an amazing empathy on stage. Fran and the boys will be reunited for this show with another ex-So Long Angel member Mike Paice on saxophones and harmonica to launch the new Fran McGillivray Band CD Midnight Call. Mike, who is a mainstay of the Dana Gillespie Band, is a much sought after and critically acclaimed musician, and a firm favourite of the Brooks Blues Bar audience. Early live appearances included playing in the backing bands for touring US artists Inez Foxx and JJ Barnes, where they learned a great deal about stagecraft and professionalism. Since then they have performed at many major festivals in Europe and the UK including Rotterdam, Cambridge, and Shrewsbury. They have shared the bill with iconic guitarists Bert Jansch, John Renbourne and Davy Graham as well as major artists such as Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello. Recent collaborations include the Spikedrivers Blues Roots Revue Tour and a series of shows with Brooks Williams, PJ Wright and Pete Smith under the banner Guitar Massive. Roger Nunn spent five years drumming with So Long Angel and now brings his passion and skills as both player and sound engineer to the trio. Roger is a great student of percussion from around the world; he studied djembe in South Africa and features this drum extensively in live shows and on recordings alongside kit drums and a variety of percussion instruments. In their live shows, Fran and Mike's own vibrant and original compositions are complemented by soulful, dynamic and powerful interpretations of Americana and Blues songs. www.franmike.com Tickets: Door £12 www.wegottickets.com £10

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New Roots: May Gibbs, Sailing Stones, Autumnmusic

on Sat, 7 Jan 2017 at London 14 Bacon Street 7:30pm

Nearest tube Liverpool Street, 10 mins walk Nearest train Shoreditch (East London Line), 3 mins walk No 14 Bacon Street is a beautifully intimate living-room like 40 capacity roots music venue, a haven of peace and tranquility in the heart of the vibrant Brick Lane area. There isn't another venue like this in London, it's like stepping into a secret folk world, you'd never know the noise and bustle of busy Brick Lane was just thirty seconds from the door, it's a magical place... For this wonderful intimate gig you can see May Gibbs performing songs from her new project Mesadorm on upright piano joined in vocal harmony by equally talented Jenny Lindfors (Sailingstones) and Rosi Croom (Autumnmusic). The artists will perform in the round through the night with Jenny and Rosi in turn at the helm - a truly vocally rich and cosy happening to warm up the January blues!

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Bob Fox

on Sun, 8 Jan 2017 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Expressive voice, and solid guitar complement Traditional mainly North-East songs. There are well-chosen covers of more modern material too. A firm favourite at Bothy World HQ for many years. No horsing around though for this Warhorse songman. A fine start to our 2018 programme.

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Bob Fox

on Sun, 8 Jan 2017 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Expressive voice, and solid guitar complement Traditional mainly North-East songs. There are well-chosen covers of more modern material too. A firm favourite at Bothy World HQ for many years. No horsing around though for this Warhorse songman. A fine start to our 2018 programme.

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Mark Harrison + Gabriel Mesh

on Sun, 8 Jan 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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New Year Singaround: Bring A Song Or Two, Join In, Or Just Come And Listen!

on Sun, 8 Jan 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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Mike Silver

on Sun, 8 Jan 2017 at Canterbury The Black Robin Inn 6:00pm

Mike Silver The craft of song writing is not honed overnight. Mike has over 40 years of experience as a writer, singer, guitarist and live performer and has been enjoying a quiet success story throughout the UK and in various territories around the world; his songs give expression to authentic human emotions without becoming sentimental. Signed to Elton John's Rocket Records in 1973, Silver toured the USA supporting Dory Previn, and Ashford and Simpson. His work as a studio musician and backing vocalist with Charles Aznavour, Chris de Burgh, Ralph McTell, Ray Thomas (Moody Blues) and many more is well documented. His ability to write and perform songs, which transcend many guitar and musical styles, was recognised by Justin Hayward who recorded Mike's song, Maybe It's Just Love on his solo album Night Flight. Even after many years travelling, singing and playing Mike is still fascinated by music, to him it is a never ending voyage of discovery; Being able to play music is like having my birthday every day. The size of the audience is irrelevant, 1000 people, 100 or 10 it's still the same, it's an exchange of emotions: occasionally, there is that frisson that ripples through them in the very few seconds between the end of the song and the beginning of their applause: it's like an earthquake in your heart. After seeing and hearing Mike perform for the first time one fan, among so many who have written in said, I will never forget that evening at Hitchin. I didn't expect to find heaven in The Sun Hotel. Variously reminiscent of James Taylor, Phil Collins and even Sting, Silver matches the talent of his better known peers; his beautifully restrained delivery is especially noteworthy. Mike's second and long overdue to Folk in the Barn, he will be singing his own songs and songs from his new album, Silver Collection. SILVER COLLECTION: Living Tradition June/July 2016 something enchanting about this collection of covers I love the arrangement of the Townes van Zandt classic, Snowing on Raton ..if alchemy exists, you can find gold here without question. fRoots June 2016 revered as one of this country's most accomplished singer-songwriter-guitarists It takes special talent to offer such supremely sensitive, caring and very personal renditions .outstanding interpretive skills wonderfully mellifluous guitar.. trademark 'less is more' intricacy Shire Folk July - August 2016 Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start Tickets £12 online £13 offline £14 on the door

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The Delta Ladies At Walthamstow Folk

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

The Delta Ladies are regular favourites downstairs at the Rose & Crown, and put in a great turn at our street party last summer. So we're going to kick off 2017 with a full evening featuring Vi Martin & Dee Stone with the full band plus some special guests. A brilliantly entertaining mesmerising fusion of Roots, World, Folk and Blues rhythms sometimes called "Hillbilly Trance", this will be the perfect way to shake off the winter blues. 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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Tuulikki Bartosik And Hannah James

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

Hannah and Tuulikki first met in 2011 at a festival in Estonia, where they were immediately struck by their musical affinity. Determined that they would one day work together, the opportunity finally came when they were booked as a duo at the Gower Folk Festival. Playing with Tuulikki makes me feel very free as a musician, Hannah explains. Our styles and skills seem to complement each other, and spark some very interesting - and slightly wacky - ideas! Estonian accordionist Tuulikki Bartosik is a candid and open minded musician and composer who melds the traditions of Estonia with Scandinavian old instrumental tradition and was first in Estonia to adapt traditional music to the free-bass accordion. Tuulikkis' classical and theoretical studies, with a masters' degree in traditional music from Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, have ignited her curiosity to learn what traditional music could be in todays urban settings and changing world. 'Hannah James is a wonderfully talented, young singer, clog dancer and accordion player. She is set for great things. Watch this space...' Maddy Prior 'Hannah is an incredible musician a beautiful singer, inventive accordionist and her dancing is out of this world.' Jon Boden Most professional musicians spend their early lives squirrelled away in bedrooms, practising scales and honing their stagecraft until a lucky breakthrough. But a happy combination of prowess, passion and precociousness has seen Hannah James grow and evolve very much in the public eye, as she begins a new chapter as a solo performer. Don't miss this very rare opportunity to see Hannah and Tuulikki perform in London

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The Basement Sessions Presents.... Lisa Wright - Ep Launch

on Mon, 9 Jan 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! -------------------------- Green Note Basement Sessions presents... Lisa Wright, Mona EP Launch + support ""I've never seen an up and coming artist have this kind of effect on an audience before... she has got the be the UK's best kept secret" What is it about Lisa Wright that continues to make her the UK's fastest rising female artist with a nod from the Nashville Songwriters Association who called her their "Artist to Watch"? You'll see a 5ft, blonde, working-class girl from Essex who seemingly charms her way into the audiences' affections: cracking jokes, telling stories and generally being awkward. And then she begins to play... Her songwriting brings an incredible emotional depth that you can't possibly fathom how a 24 year old could understand such complex feelings, and with such an angelic tone... you'll see why Lisa Wright is the one to watch. Following on from her incredible debut EP success with Before I Die, Lisa Wright is back with her new record Mona - a cross between Dolly Parton and Laura Marling.

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Lauren Housley

on Tue, 10 Jan 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Contender for the stand out 'up and coming' act of 2016 has to be Lauren Housley. After playing 2 compelling shows at last year's Bluesfest at the O2 Arena, Lauren and her stellar band have been invited to return for this year's festival to play a headline slot at Brooklyn Bowl. Lauren's unique blend of 'Nashville' flavoured soul marks out as very much the 'one to watch' this coming year, as evidenced by both Live Nation and Radio 2 support for this 'overnight success', some years in the making. Lauren's debut album 'Sweet Surrender' is an all killer, no filler, affair with a number of tracks already either playlisted or on prime spot play at Radio 2 by the likes of Chris Evans, Terry Wogan, Jeremy Vine, Bob Harris, Robert Elms etc, all of whom know a good tune when they hear one. Lauren will continue to attract a legion of supporters, industry and otherwise, from the 'world of blues' by dint of her emotive vocals, steeped in gospel/blues/soul phrasing, and her honest, sincere and personal song writing. Singing and songwriting of such standard, that her music will in fact be equally appealing to mainstream audiences too, as indeed proved by her current Radio support. This performance will be a rare opportunity to see Lauren perform her songs in an intimate trio line-up. Featuring Thomas Dibb (guitar/piano) and Mark Lewis (bass/guitar), complete with a beautiful blend of voices in 3-part harmony. "Sweet Surrender" smoulders. Lauren Housley is as convincing as they come." Q magazine "Absolutely monumental" Robert Elms, BBC Radio London "Few debut albums are as outrageously assured as 'Sweet Surrender', a blend of material both thrilling and tender, propelled by a voice that stirs and soothes". R2 Magazine "A future superstar" Live Nation

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Martin Carthy (wednesday Performance)

on Wed, 11 Jan 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

The doyen of English folk singers surely needs little introduction here. Martin somehow remains intensely active well into his sixth decade as a performer. Enjoy him on the first of two nights here, at his solo best, in the intimate folk club setting which he has championed throughout his long and illustrious career.

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Martin Carthy (wednesday Performance)

on Wed, 11 Jan 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

The doyen of English folk singers surely needs little introduction here. Martin somehow remains intensely active well into his sixth decade as a performer. Enjoy him on the first of two nights here, at his solo best, in the intimate folk club setting which he has championed throughout his long and illustrious career.

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Sing Out Some More!

on Wed, 11 Jan 2017 at Sheffield The Red Deer 7:45pm

A follow on course for the Sing Out! evening class which ran Jan-Mar 2016 or Sep-Nov 2016. Anybody who attended some or all of one of those courses is welcome to come to this one. It will offer the opportunity to pick up where the Sing Out! classes left off - more opportunities to explore technique, learn new songs, experiment with harmonies and sing with the friends old and new. Secure your place by paying for the full 10 week course. Course dates 11th January - 15th February, no class 22nd February, then 1st March to 22nd March. Wednesday evenings 7.45 - 9.30 pm. The course has a limited number of places - 20 people maximum - and will only run if at least 10 people sign up. In the event of cancellation due to insufficient numbers, a full refund will be issued. Any questions please email jess@arrowsmithmusic.co.uk

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Gabriel Moreno

on Wed, 11 Jan 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..... Gabriel Moreno (with band) + Support Gabriel Moreno is a published poet and singer songwriter from Gibraltar. His songs fuse Mediterranean rhythms with Indie/folk arpeggios performed with a classical guitar. Based on his literary publications, Gabriel versifies lyrics of Love, loss and desire, which are transmitted in sheer emotional nakedness. Having played with multiple bands in Gibraltar, Italy, Peru and Barcelona, Gabriel now presents his solo acoustic project in London called "Songs of Love and Decadence." (A cry to the night and the intricacies of romantic existence). He also has 8 collections of poetry published in Spanish and English. He is now presenting his new collection of poems called, "The Moon and the Sparrow," (Omicron 2015) and is signed with Amber records for 2 albums, the first one coming out in Sept. "Love and Decadence."

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Amanda Rheaume @ No8

on Wed, 11 Jan 2017 at Launceston No 8 Cafe 8:00pm

Evocative Canadian songstress who tells hard hitting and honest tales through her music. With a reputation for her powerful vocals and her connection to the audience, this is folk/roots Ottowa style at its best. Come and sample some fine music in a friendly, intimate venue that should be a perfect start to the new year! Music starts at 8pm. Doors open at 6.30pm for pre-gig food.

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New Roots: Michele Stodart (full Band Show)

on Wed, 11 Jan 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Weds 11th January: New Roots - Michele Stodart with support from Raevennan Husbandes New Roots is proud to present Michele Stodart & full band with a unique performance of her album 'Pieces', in it's entirety, and in running order. ★★★★ Q Magazine / 'A thing of perfection' Folk Radio/ 'The most impressive record she's ever made' MOJO The Slaughtered Lamb, 34-35 Great Sutton St, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 0DX Over a decade since Mercury-nominated four piece The Magic Numbers landed in the top ten with their double-platinum-selling debut album, Michele Stodart took leave of the band she formed with her brother Romeo, to release her second solo album 'Pieces 'on 8th July 2016. 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 iconic songwriters that helped shape her outlook. "With your first album," explains Michele, "It's very much a matter of planting your flag in the ground, assembling the best songs you've got, and saying, 'Here I am.' With this one though, I could start thinking about something more narrated and focus on the storytelling a bit more......There was never a plan to start making solo records," says Michele. "But then something happens. The songs you've been writing just for yourself, whilst playing in a completely different band, take on a life of their own". She plays tonight with her full backing band. 'Stodart's solo career..sits in a rich tradition that encompasses such touchstone female performers as Karen Dalton and Judee Sill...Etta James..Alison Moorer [&] Gillian Welch. Pieces may well be the most impressive record she's ever made, with or without brother Romeo and band'. MOJO Magazine 'A thing of perfection' FRUK Website: http://michelestodart.co.uk/ Watch Michele Stodart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8K52RlW3EE 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 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. '..an acoustic masterclass of modern folk.' 4000 Miles to Nashville '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 Website: https://www.facebook.com/raevennanhusbandes Watch Raevennan Husbandes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RLQ0_qInOw 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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Martin Carthy (thursday Performance)

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

The doyen of English folk singers surely needs little introduction here. Martin somehow remains intensely active well into his sixth decade as a performer. Enjoy him on the second of two nights here, at his solo best, in the intimate folk club setting which he has championed throughout his long and illustrious career.

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Martin Carthy (thursday Performance)

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

The doyen of English folk singers surely needs little introduction here. Martin somehow remains intensely active well into his sixth decade as a performer. Enjoy him on the second of two nights here, at his solo best, in the intimate folk club setting which he has championed throughout his long and illustrious career.

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The Little Unsaid

on Thu, 12 Jan 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.... The Little Unsaid + Jinwoo Led by multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer John Elliott, the Little Unsaid are recently released their fourth album, recorded with Radiohead engineer Graeme Stewart. Dots and Dashes has called The Little Unsaid 'a giddying conflation of folk, electronica and lavish orchestration...one of the genre's grandest successes thus far.'. Combining string and brass orchestration with electronics and found sounds, Elliot completes the picture with haunting, androgynous vocals. The Little Unsaid live show consists of a live band with string section- highlights have included touring the UK with American singer-songwriter Catherine Feeny, supports with Rozi Plain, This is the Kit and Rue Royale, and performances at Glastonbury, The Secret Garden Party and Larmer Tree. 'Extraordinary music...this is an amazing act' - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 'Just exquisite' - Fresh on the Net 'Shadowy lyrics with hints of Nick Cave and the briefest glimmers of hope...a thumping depth of passion, leaving us wide-eyed and all-encompassed' - Express and Echo 'A giddying conflation of folk, electronica and lavish orchestration' - Dots and Dashes ------------------------------------------------------------------ Brighton-based visual artist and singer-songwriter JINWOO's critically-acclaimed debut 'Your Baby' E.P. resulted in his being named one of The Independent's 'Faces to Watch 2015'. His long-awaited debut album 'Strangers Bring Me No Light.' was released on the much respected Cargo label on 2nd Sept 2016. The album features collaborations with Malcolm Middleton, Alasdair Roberts, Kami Thompson (The Rails) and Kylie La Grange. His sparse atmospheric folk-soundscapes, laced with ghostly string arrangements and his exceptional acoustic guitar work, offer a kind of 'spooked' 'gothic' folk that sounds like no other. 'Strangers Bring Me No Light' is nothing short of a seminal record and Jinnwoo a true original. The Independent - "jinnwoo is the most singular new folk talent in some time" 4/5 The Guardian - "Jinnwoo's gothic folk-croak is a confessional reel unspooling from his innards, a tale of circling doom" The Line of Best Fit - "A rising talent in the folk world, Jinnwoo has been setting hearts ablaze with his off-kilter guitarisms and distinct, emotive vocals." -------------------------------------------------------------- New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK roots 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. We find that in folk, alt-folk,, indie folk, alt-folk, chamber folk, country blues, Americana, alt-country, old-time rhythm & blues, gypsy jazz, honky-tonk, klezmer, world music, contemporary classical music and all points in between. WEBSITE: www.newrootsevents.com NEW ROOTS RADIO: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Lee Fields & The Expressions

on Fri, 13 Jan 2017 at Manchester Gorilla 7:00pm

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Jo Harrop & Robin Banerjee

on Fri, 13 Jan 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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Tantz

on Fri, 13 Jan 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PREPARE TO DANCE TILL IT NEARLY DOES YOU IN' (Alan Raw - BBC Radio Leeds) Tantz deliver a failsafe fusion of virtuoso instrumentalism, smart-alec arrangements and all manner of pulse-grabbing grooves that turn on asixpence and keep you on your toes. It takes a special kind of talent to take an old school musical idea and turn it into the Next Big Thing but that's what they did. After a year packed with storming shows, including festivals like Bestival and Secret Garden party, it seemed inevitable when they were picked to headline the Brit Awards After Party, 2014. With a headline slot at Klezmer in the Park, countless festival appearances and a string of gigs to promote the upcoming album, the coming year is set to be even more exciting for Tantz. WWW.TANTZ.CO.UK

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Dai And The Ramblers

on Fri, 13 Jan 2017 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:30pm

All right, let's get 2017 off to a rollicking start. And here we have the perfect band for the job.... Guaranteed to raise the roof with their brilliant blend of 50s honky,-tonk, rhythm 'n' blues, rockabilly and zydeco. Dai Price, singer, songwriter and guitarist, has got a-hold of some real cool hands for his rockin' quartet. Accordionist Alan Dunn has worked with Loudon Wainwright III and Richard Thompson, fiddle player Bob Loveday has been sideman for Van Morrison and and Jeff Beck. Slap bassist Rupert Gillett also anchors the London Klezmer Quartet. It was Ted Carroll, boss of Ace Records, who asked Dai to put a band together for a party a couple of years back and he was so delighted he rushed them into the studio for their first acclaimed album. "A joyous romp," said Americana UK. It raises your spirits and gladdens your heart." And The Musician called it "an organic swinging masterpiece." Ted Carroll himself says the Ramblers are "just about as good as it gets. One of the best bands I've seen - and in 50-plus years I've seen 'em all." Come see for yourselves.

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An Evening With Martin Carthy

on Fri, 13 Jan 2017 at Saltburn-by-the-Sea Rushpool Hall 7:30pm

For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick and his wife (Norma Waterson) and daughter Eliza Carthy have resulted in more than 40 albums. His songs have influenced a generation of artists on both sides of the Atlantic, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon. Q Magazine says that he is 'Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all'. It is with great pleasure, then, that we welcome the winner of BBC Radio 2's Lifetime Achievement Award to Rushpool Hall for what is sure to be an unforgettable evening of first-class folk music.

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Merry Hell 'friday The 13th Special'

on Fri, 13 Jan 2017 at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall 7:30pm

This brilliant eight-piece folkrock band hailing from Wigan formed in 2010 from the embers of The Tansads, another successful indie-folk band known across the North West in the 90s. They have released three albums and toured with Oysterband, Richard Thompson and the mighty Bellowhead. As FETEA Magazine puts it "If you've any taste for barnstorming folk-rock with a powerhouse charge, excellent musicianship placed at the service of anthemic no-nonsense lyrics unpretentiously detailing simple pleasures and everyday concerns and set to intensely memorable melodies and punchy, attractive and intelligent arrangements well you'll be in heaven in merry hell." "Strutting with confidence and belief backed by big fisted melodies and compassionate, wry humoured lyrics." Louder Then War

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Merry Hell 'friday The 13th Special'

on Fri, 13 Jan 2017 at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall 7:30pm

This brilliant eight-piece folkrock band hailing from Wigan formed in 2010 from the embers of The Tansads, another successful indie-folk band known across the North West in the 90s. They have released three albums and toured with Oysterband, Richard Thompson and the mighty Bellowhead. As FETEA Magazine puts it "If you've any taste for barnstorming folk-rock with a powerhouse charge, excellent musicianship placed at the service of anthemic no-nonsense lyrics unpretentiously detailing simple pleasures and everyday concerns and set to intensely memorable melodies and punchy, attractive and intelligent arrangements well you'll be in heaven in merry hell." "Strutting with confidence and belief backed by big fisted melodies and compassionate, wry humoured lyrics." Louder Then War

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Ol' Man Rhythm Presents Bandini + King Cassady

on Fri, 13 Jan 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Gypsy Blues, Jazz, Gypsy Jazz and Flamenco at Jamboree... Bandini plays a sweet mix of Gypsy blues and jazz, developing his take on the classic genres at the London Contemporary Centre of Music. His band features: Luigi Rignanese (Bass), Richard Blenkinsop (Guitar), Richard Castle (Saxophone), Marie Lathi (Clarinet) Oliver Presman (Mellophone), Jacob Powell (Drum), Giorgia Piper Millie Cluet Jenny Lagerholm and Sandra Sorio (Choir). King Cassady set the dancefloor scene with bristling, high-energy cocktail of Gypsy jazz and flamenco..

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Kieran Towers & Charlotte Carrivick

on Fri, 13 Jan 2017 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Expanding on the tradition of fiddle/banjo duets, award winning multi-instrumentalists Kieran and Charlotte combine their thorough knowledge of Appalachian folk music to create a new take on old time and contemporary string band styles. Inspired by forefathers of the tradition and modern day masters, their music is infused with groove and distilled with intricacies as they weave ever-evolving ideas together on stage for audiences to see and hear. Expect breakneck fiddle tunes, lyrical banjo playing and occasional glimpses of Charlotte's Bluegrass prowess when she picks up a mandolin or guitar. Add in some old songs with sweet vocal harmonies and you have the complete package. Reigning UK old time fiddle champion, Kieran Towers (fiddler with the Hot Rock Pilgrims) has been playing this music as long as he can remember. There are few fiddle players who can rival his creativity, and his love of the music and of playing is obvious. Charlotte Carrivick is best known on the British folk scene for her work with her twin sister as The Carrivick Sisters and in the band Cardboard Fox. A past UK champion, it's her banjo playing that comes to the front in this new setting and when the two combine Kieran's old time fiddle and Charlotte's bluegrass style mandolin playing, they make a sound that is simultaneously new and refreshing yet rooted in tradition. Amongst new interpretations of age-old melodies, the two also showcase their compositional skills on their debut album, Wolves a' Howlin', which was recorded straight to tape by master engineer Josh Clark at Get Real Audio. Uncompromising both in their selection and interpretation of the material and in their high level of musicianship, the young duo deliver an impressive performance on their first recording together. Anyone with ears can appreciate the quality on offer here, it's a labour of love and a great calling card for Towers and Carrivick's live performances.

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New Roots: Simon Stanley Ward & The Shadows Of Doubt/ The Gabriella Romano Trio

on Fri, 13 Jan 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

DOWN IN THE BASEMENT is a monthly Saturday night of rockin' country, blues, alt/indie folk and rock'n'roll in The Harrison basement. Three live bands each night, the basement bar will be open, the stereo will be loud and packed full of the best alt-country, rockin;' roots, soul andf rhythm and blues, the chairs will be cleared away, so get yer dancin' shoes on! Simon Stanley Ward is a young country singer, with a strong streak of the surreal running through his veins. He sounds like the original lonesome cowboy crooner a perfect cross between Neil Young and Charlie Rich, with a voice to match. Picture yourself on the way to the Half Moon in 1975, you're off to see Hank Wangford and Dr Feelgood, you mistakenly drop acid and end up in the comedy store. There's no comic though, it's a hard-rocking country act, the kind of country that spawned Elvis and Johnny Cash. Pub-rock, killer country, songs in whale-language and a superbly tight unit band that includes Danny & The Champions of the World guitarist Paul Lush in it's ranks, thats Simon Stanley Ward and The Shadows of Doubt. WATCH SIMON STANLEY WARD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqfJ0wwy8mk Gabriella Romano (Ella & The Blisters), Matt Jackson and Evie O'Driscoll come together as a sweet country blues vocal, guitar and stand-up bass trio trio performing their own originals alongside a handful of well chosen iconic classics from some of the giants of the country-folk world. Expect deliciously simple and sweet old-school rhythmic songs with strong melody lines and heartfelt vocal harmony.

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Edwina Hayes In Concert

on Fri, 13 Jan 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

www.edwinahayes.com May be the sweetest singer in the UK ? Plus new duo with Pete Sowerby ex Rita Payne

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Steve Knightley @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 14 Jan 2017 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:30pm

Steve Knightley is an English singer, songwriter and acoustic musician. Since 1992 he has been one half of possibly the UK's most successful Folk/Roots duos 'Show of Hands'. His partner Phil Beer is widely regarded as one of the world's finest acoustic multi-instrumentalists. At the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Steve and Phil received a prestigious double accolade when they were named 'Best Duo' and also clinched the 'Best Original Song' award for Steve's punchy 'Arrogance Ignorance and Greed' title track which has gone on to be one of the most acclaimed and continually topical! songs in the SoH repertoire. Formidable operators in the roots arena. A class act The Independent One of England's greatest singer songwriters Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2

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The Bob Dylan Story

on Sat, 14 Jan 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

The Bob Dylan Story is the new stunning and definitive tribute to a songwriting genius who spoke for a whole generation. Enhanced by a top backing band, the show lovingly and authentically recreates the many songs that made Dylan the living legend he is today, the way we all remember hearing them. The heady idealism of Blowing In The Wind and The Times They Are A Changin; the electric venom of Subterranean Homesick Blues and Like A Rolling Stone. Timeless love songs like Lay Lady Lay and I'll Be Your Baby Tonight; the mysticism of All Along The Watchtower or Mr Tambourine Man. The lyrical tour de force of Hurricane to the catchy simplicity of Knocking On Heaven's Door - these and many more memorable songs, along with some of the stories behind them, are captured to perfection. Experience the thrill and energy of a full-blown electric Dylan concert planted firmly in the 1960s, a time when anything seemed possible, in a show that will remind you what REAL nostalgia feels like, and have you digging out your old vinyl to sustain the pleasure just that little bit longer.

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Moscow Drug Club

on Sat, 14 Jan 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A curious musical place where certain elements of 1930's Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, Nuevo Tango & Gypsy Campfire meet, have a few to drink and stagger arm in arm into the darkness of some eastern European cobbled street on a mission to find the bar where Django Reinhardt & Tom Waits are having an after hours jam with the local Tziganes. Combining their original material with songs by the likes of Jaques Brel, Leornard Cohen, Tom Waits & Bertolt Brecht, Moscow Drug Club provide an intoxicating & intimate musical experience. You are cordially invited to share a wry smile with us as you enter the darkly comic world of Moscow Drug Club.....this way please & mind the stairs!

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An Evening With Phil Beer

on Sat, 14 Jan 2017 at Firbeck Village Hall 7:30pm

Phil Beer is considered to be the most notable ambassador for acoustic roots music, "a dazzling instrumentalist" who can turn his hand to any stringed instrument conceived and across any genre. This talent combined with his rich vocals means that at an audience with Phil Beer you can expect a glimpse into a world where folk, blues and hymns combine with stories and lyrics inspired by the sea, the West Country and a lifetime spent in music. Phil Beer is the multi-instrumental half of the west country and award winning acoustic duo, Show of Hands, described as a true craftsman, a master musician and consummate performer. With a professional career of over 36 years, Phil has a great deal of material to draw on for his solo appearances which makes for a show really worth seeing. Doors open at 7.30 for an 8.00pm start. Tea & Coffee available, bring your own alcoholic drinks or The Black Lion pub is opposite.

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Peeping Tom's New Year Ceilidh

on Sat, 14 Jan 2017 at Coventry Massey Ferguson Social Club 7:30pm

The UK's favourite dance band return to their old stamping ground at the Massey Ferguson Social Club. A warm welcome back to our caller for the evening: Barry Goodman.

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New Roots Presents Leonie Evans/ Ruth Theodore/ Ned Roberts

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

Doors open 7.30 pm Nearest tube Farringdon 5 mins walk/ Barbican 5 mins walk Leonie Evans started been performing at the age of 5 and has never stopped....Her never ending tour has brought her to the furthest reaches of Britain, Europe, Japan & the USA. What sets Leonie Evans her apart from just a discography and list of tour dates are the countless guest vocals, collaborations, performances in the streets and jazz clubs of New Orleans, spontaneous jams at parties and festivals and, perhaps most precious of all, the sprawling web of connections growing between Leonie and her ever-expanding family of musical sisters and brothers. Her output to date has included two exquisite albums of dreamy, jazzy, unclassifiable song craft as part of the Bristol-based quartet Rae, a series of limited edition solo CDs, and a just-released, ecstatically recieved album 'Collaborations Volume 1', recorded in 9 different locations and featuring 34 guest musicians. Artists featured include Riognach Connolly (The Breath/ Honeyfeet), Brooke Sharkey, Liam Magill (Syd Arthur) and Adam Beattie. Expect some surprise guests at this performance! "I was just blown away by her" Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6 2016 "Jazz and Folk flirt en route to New Orleans via Canterbury with Evans' slinky, supple vocal...One slot on Later with Jools holland is all it would take" Prog Magazine Known for her quirky, insightful, poetic lyrics and insidious melodies, Ruth Theodore's use of unconventional guitar techniques and tunings has thrilled listeners 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 recently producer of two award-winning albums for Anais Mitchell. As Sickafoose notes Ruth writes alternative folk and blues music but at heart she is a pure punk San Franciscan beat poet. Extraordinary . ★★★★ The Guardian 'Beautiful, sad, wonderful..' ★★★★ MOJO Magazine Ned Roberts is a wonderfully accomplished folk musician with a timeless quality to his sound. His perfectly balanced Laurel Canyon-esque songs delivered with a poetic turn of phrase, excellent musicianship and a perfectly judged vocal sensibility sit comfortably amongst the classics of the acoustic folk world. He recently released his debut album to rave reviews, recorded in L.A. and produced by Luther Russell (Noah and rthe Whale/ Richmond Fontaine), and completed a support tour with folk legend Anais Mitchell. 'Absolutely gorgeous stuff...one to really get excited about' Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music 'An understated gem' - The Independent on Sunday New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK roots 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. We find that in traditional folk, indie folk, alt-folk, chamber folk, country blues, Americana, alt-country, old-time rhythm & blues, gypsy jazz, honky-tonk, klezmer, world music, modern classical music and all points in between. WEBSITE: www.newrootsevents.com NEW ROOTS RADIO: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Iain Morrison & Michael Chorney

on Sat, 14 Jan 2017 at Alstonefield Village Hall 7:00pm

When the Hebridean folk musician Iain Morrison met the quirky US singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell, it was to lead to a collaboration on her Hadestown folk opera and trip to Vermont, where Anais' arranger, Michael Chorney, produced Iain's next album, with Anais joining on vocals. Iain's latest album, Eas, was BBC Radio Scotland's Roddy Hart's Album of the Year. On this one-off short tour, Iain is joined by Michael on guitar for an intriguing night of contemporary and traditional music. 7.30pm. Licensed bar.

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Whalebone

on Sat, 14 Jan 2017 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:30pm

Tickets £10 advance, £12 on the door. Hall doors open at 7:30pm but the bar will be open from 7pm

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Tarantella Beats Party With Amaraterra

on Sat, 14 Jan 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.

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The King And Queen Of Lovers Rock Susan Cadogan And Winston Reedy

on Sat, 14 Jan 2017 at Strood The Coach & Horses 7:30am

Two of the biggest names in Lovers Rock, Winston Reedy and Susan Cadogan backed by Skabretta ft Sarah Tobias. Hits from HURT SO GOOD & DIM THE LIGHTS, with two of the most recognised voices in reggae.

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Ma Polaine's Great Decline

on Sat, 14 Jan 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. They play the Hyde Tavern Cellar for the first time, bringing with them Winchester based drummer Pete Flood, founding member of modern folk giants Bellowhead. 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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Ma Polaine's Great Decline

on Sun, 15 Jan 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. Returning to Green Note a sixth time, for this show guest drummer Pete Flood (Bellowhead) will be joining the band. 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" www.mapolainesgreatdecline.com/

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Flora Curzon & Francesca Ter-berg

on Sun, 15 Jan 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This new collaboration between virtuoso violinist Flora Curzon and folk/experimental cellist Francesca Ter-Berg combines aspects of traditional string music from Eastern Europe with original compositions and experimental electronics. Having performed with Talvin Singh, Sam Lee, Hejira, Floating Points, Jocelyn Pook, Dunajska Kapelye and the London Klezmer Quartet, this new project brings Fran and Flora's shared love of Klezmer, Transylvanian music, melodic lyricism, groove and improvisation together. Influenced by Klezmer and other Eastern European folk and gypsy music, Fran and Flora combine these traditions with their own unique arrangement style to create a sound that is both timeless and contemporary. Their first album is currently in the making and due to be released in Spring 2017. Presented by Mosaic Nights... A monhtly series of concerts. Curated by cellist Shirley Smart, the series features bands and projects which lie in the spaces between jazz, world, folk and classical music.

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Rodney Branigan

on Sun, 15 Jan 2017 at Canterbury The Black Robin Inn 6:00pm

RODNEY BRANIGAN Texas-raised Londoner Rodney Branigan learned to play in Austin, perform in Los Angeles, craft songs in Nashville, and put it all together in London. Artists are often described as having a unique talent; few epitomise this more than multi instrumentalist Rodney Branigan. In fact, Texan-born Rodney's talents as a musician are as plentiful as the many instruments he expertly plays side by side. He masterfully combines extraordinary multi instrumentalist skills with heartfelt lyrics and a rich soulful voice;(often compared to Jeff Buckley) The revelation of the year or even the decade (Crossroads Magazine, France) A passion for musical diversity has seen Rodney travel the world with his own, inimitable style of musicianship. Having toured his native America coast-to-coast, Rodney's desire to share his fusion of organic progressive folk with undertones of rock, flamenco, classical, bluegrass and jazz have also seen him play China as well as France, Germany and Switzerland; earning him love from new fans and respect from established musicians alike. Rodney Branigan is one of the most amazing artists you will ever see. Not simply because he is unique, but rather because he is impossibly talented (Music Connection Magazine) Rodney has guest lectured at a number of music conservatories and universities throughout China, India, The Baltic States, UK, USA...regularly hosts workshops around the globe teaching guitar technical courses to accomplished players. In 2011 he hosted the Progressive Fingerstyle Course at the International Guitar Foundation's Festival and headlined Clonakilty International Guitar Festival, in Ireland. Rodney first played for Folk in the Barn in May 2011 when he supported Show of Hands on their Standing Room Only Tour, and that led to him returning in 2013 to do a solo concert in the Black Robin, where it's fair to say he won everyone over with his Texan charm and dazzling guitar skills. We have often been asked when will we be booking him again, well here he is. Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start Tickets £12 online £13 offline £14 on the door

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Gabriel Moreno & The Quivering Poets At Hope Hall, Exeter.

on Sun, 15 Jan 2017 at Exeter Hope Hall Arts 7:30pm

Gabriel Moreno & the Quivering Poets + Tobias ben Jacob Hope Hall Arts, Exeter (EX2 5JN) Gabriel Moreno has been described as a modern Cohenian troubadour, an old rascal/poet songster, an instigator of the bardian night and a pursuer of musical, poetical and human connections. He released his debut album, "Love and Decadence," in 2015 with Amber Records. Finely-crafted lyrics, haunting melodies which will not leave the ear and passionate performances are his trademark according to the musical connoisseurs. He brings together some of the finest and most interesting musicians in the London and Barcelona alternative folk scene. They are known as The Quivering poets for their emotional perfomances and their unconventional and beautiful psyches. On double-bass, Adam Beattie, on electric guitar Pablo Yupton, on percussion Pablo Campos and on violin Barbara Bartz.

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Sam Carter At Walthamstow Folk

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

Described as 'the finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation' by Bellowhead's Jon Boden,​ Sam has established himself as one of the most admired singer and songwriters around. 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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London Blues Week 2017

on Mon, 16 Jan 2017 at London 100 Club 7:30pm

AGMP presents LONDON BLUES WEEK 2017 A week long celebration of Blues music in the heart of London's West End. Monday 16 January CLIMAX BLUES BAND REBECCA DOWNES BAND Tuesday 17 January SON OF DAVE KING SIZE SLIM Wednesday 18 January POPA CHUBBY KATIE BRADLEY BAND Thursday 19 January ERIC SARDINAS & BIG MOTOR JOHN FAIRHURST Friday 20 January DEBORAH BONHAM BAND JO BURT Saturday 21 January OLI BROWN BAND + very special guests

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Stick In The Wheel

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

Stick In The Wheel are a raw and uncompromising London folk band headed by Ian Carter and Nicola Kearey with Fran Foote on harmonies, Si Foote on percussion and Ellie Wilson on fiddle. They record to the sound of sirens and birdsong in their long-rented East End front rooms: the music is as authentic as it comes, capturing a culture that is rapidly disappearing, and is at times brutally honest and grabbing. SITW began as a project stripping back songs to their bare components, eschewing polished production for the immediacy of the moment. The songs had to speak for themselves, without ornament. The importance of their own culture and past became a catalyst for making aggressively raw recordings, using traditional material, and to inform their original writing. Their intent is not to perform folk music as bland retroism, or empty nostalgia, but as a voice linking now to then.

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Cactus Blossoms (usa)

on Tue, 17 Jan 2017 at Poole Victoria School 7:30am

The Cactus Blossoms make a rare visit to Poole for what is sure to be a memorable evening

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Robbie Cavanagh + Amanda Rheaume

on Tue, 17 Jan 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 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Robbie Cavanagh (full band) + Alx Green Following the release of his critically acclaimed debut album, 'The State Of Maine' in April 2014, ROBBIE CAVANAGH has made a big impact on the country/Americana scene. Developing a dedicated and loyal following around the UK. Robbie writes poetic and starkly honest songs, and performs them with a real passion and sincere honesty that other artists can only attempt to imitate. ------------------------------------ Plus special guest AMANDA RHEAUME AMANDA RHEAUME posseses a powerful, slightly gritty voice and an ear for catchy melodies and instantly-accessible roots-pop arrangements. She won a 2014 Canadian Folk Music Award for Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year and was nominated for a Juno Award. Rheaume has delivered her unique and soulful blend of folk-country-pop twinged tracks to audiences around the world, including Canada (coast to coast), the USA, Europe, UK, Faroe Islands, Central America and beyond. She has opened for artists such as Emmylou Harris, K'Naan, Lucinda Williams, Larkin Poe, Andrew Combs and Ani Difranco. Her increasing success stems from her soulful ability to translate personal stories into messages, evoke a feeling of positivity, communicate the strength of those before her, and connect with her listeners. With the release of her brand new album Holding Patterns (2016), Amanda continues a long history of raising money and advocating change through her work as an artist and this time, it's personal.

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Gary Fletcher & Tom Leary

on Wed, 18 Jan 2017 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn 7:30pm

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Steve Knightley

on Wed, 18 Jan 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30am

For those who know and admire Steve Knightley, both as solo artist or as part of the multi-award winning Show of Hands, all we need say is buy your ticket before they sell-out. For everyone else this is an opportunity to see one of the best songwriters and performers in the UK close up and personal (considerably more intimate than the Albert Hall which Show of Hands have filled 3 times). The Newbury Weekly News review of Steve's previous appearance, to a full house, at ACE Space neatly summarised the gig as Traditional arrangements alternating with the singer's own songs reflecting Knightley's love of the West Country and West Devon, in particular, where his roots are, were threaded together with an easy, engaging chat that conveyed light and shade to his career. Steve is a superb song writer with thought provoking commentary on injustices from the past and present, local and global. With varied arrangements, style and tempo, playing a range of instruments and a fine, expressive singing voice he keeps his audience engaged and interested. An evening with Steve passes far too quickly.

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Steve Knightley

on Wed, 18 Jan 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30am

For those who know and admire Steve Knightley, both as solo artist or as part of the multi-award winning Show of Hands, all we need say is buy your ticket before they sell-out. For everyone else this is an opportunity to see one of the best songwriters and performers in the UK close up and personal (considerably more intimate than the Albert Hall which Show of Hands have filled 3 times). The Newbury Weekly News review of Steve's previous appearance, to a full house, at ACE Space neatly summarised the gig as Traditional arrangements alternating with the singer's own songs reflecting Knightley's love of the West Country and West Devon, in particular, where his roots are, were threaded together with an easy, engaging chat that conveyed light and shade to his career. Steve is a superb song writer with thought provoking commentary on injustices from the past and present, local and global. With varied arrangements, style and tempo, playing a range of instruments and a fine, expressive singing voice he keeps his audience engaged and interested. An evening with Steve passes far too quickly.

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Marcia Ball

on Wed, 18 Jan 2017 at Derby The Flower Pot 8:00pm

Renowned New Orleans singer/pianist Marcia Ball and her band come to the Flowerpot, Derby for her headline debut. The Texas-born, Louisiana-raised musical storyteller has earned worldwide fame for her ability to ignite a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she strolls onto the stage. Her groove-laden New Orleans boogie, deeply soulful ballads and rollicking Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite with music fans all over the world. In 2010, she was inducted into the Gulf Coast Hall Of Fame and in 2012 into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. She's received a total of six Living Blues Awards and nine Blues Music Awards (and has a whopping 42 nominations). She's received five Grammy Award nominations, including five of her six previous Alligator albums. Always a songwriter of renown, Ball delved deeper into songwriting than she ever had in her career with her Grammy-nominated 2010 Alligator release, Roadside Attractions, creating one of her best and most personal albums. Support comes from fiery accordian wizard Lil Jim.

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Adam Holmes And The Embers

on Wed, 18 Jan 2017 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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Michele And Romeo Stodart Present.....

on Wed, 18 Jan 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 earlier this 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! Live performances from the night will feature on the band's podcast at www.facebook.com/TheMagicNumbers. This aims to be an evening with a real touch of magic!

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Two's Company Plus Jack Patchett

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

This year our New Roots young performers showcase features two Yorkshire-based acts. Jack is a 21 year old singer-songwriter from Holmfirth whose songs and performance style are rich and complex at the same time as being engaging and emotionally touching, while Two's Company are Alice Baillie and David Jenkinson from Sheffield, performing a variety of traditional and original songs and tunes with guitar, mandolin and flute.

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Two's Company Plus Jack Patchett

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

This year our New Roots young performers showcase features two Yorkshire-based acts. Jack is a 21 year old singer-songwriter from Holmfirth whose songs and performance style are rich and complex at the same time as being engaging and emotionally touching, while Two's Company are Alice Baillie and David Jenkinson from Sheffield, performing a variety of traditional and original songs and tunes with guitar, mandolin and flute.

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M.c. Hansen + Carly Dow

on Thu, 19 Jan 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Danish singer and guitar slinger M.C HANSEN combines storytelling with acoustic folk music and contemporary country sounds. The sound of Scandinavia in American clothes - it's Scandicana! Imagine Bob Dylan playing chess with H.C.Andersen on Neil Young's front porch. M.C. Hansen teams up with singer Jacob Chano who accompanies him on the harmonium. On his new album "From Whitehorse to the Crow's Nest" he takes the listener on a journey from Whitehorse in the Yukon to the Crow's Nest close to his Danish country home with stories about golddiggers, a silver fox, cigarettes, and the death of the postman from his hometown. "MC Hansen was both easy on the ears and a joy to watch" Paul O'Brien, Manchester Evening Post "His songs are uniformly excellent" Jeremy Searle, R2 "seems to embody the spirit of Townes Van Zandt in his elegant, thoughtful, natural songwriting" David Kidman, Fatea Magazine CARLY DOW's music will leave you charmed and haunted. Her wildcrafted soul-folk blends inspiration from wordsmith Gillian Welch with an edge reminiscent of Neko Case. Carly Dow's songwriting reflects a deep appreciation of beauty and darkness balanced throughout personal, physical and natural histories. The depth, space and stark allure of her home province of Manitoba seep in her music as primary influences, which is emphasised by her striking, smoky vocals. Soft and sultry, pretty and gritty - Carly Dow's music has it all. Love, loss, sensuality and environment are themes carefully crafted throughout the recordings, giving Ingrained an authentic voice. Her first solo studio recording, Carly Dow co-produced the album along with Darwin Baker and Jesse Matas (Crooked Brothers) at Private Ear Recording in Winnipeg and the historical log-built Visitor Centre in Riding Mountain National Park. Following its Canadian release in 2015, Ingrained received significant airplay from CBC Radio and remained on the National Top 10 Folk/Roots/Blues charts for several weeks. Carly Dow has performed locally and nationally across Canada as a solo act, a duo, or with a band - giving her a rich and adaptable musical style, and is performing her first UK dates for early 2017.

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Tom Russell

on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 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; Blodsport 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.

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Steve Knightley - Landlocked Tour

on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 at Hernhill Village Hall 7:00pm

In 2014 'Show of Hands' acclaimed frontman Steve Knightley set out on a mission to play 150 village halls and 'untapped' grassroots community venues. His hugely successful 'Grow Your Own Gig' tour saw him performing at a bedrock of intimate rural venues, drawing on his treasure trove of songs of the English countryside. Then in 2015 he turned his attention from the land to the sea for his 'All At Sea' tour of maritime venues - all within sight and sound of the tide. Songs from both shows were recorded and two albums, 'Off the beaten Track' and 'All at Sea' emerged. In 2017 he will be combining material from both recordings for his solo 'Landlocked' tour. One half of the evening will feature original and traditional songs of the land and the second half will draw on his nautical themes. Knightley, who won the Best Original Song category at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for his biting, banker-baiting Arrogance, Ignorance and Greed, has been rated as one of England's greatest singer songwriters and has a prolific back catalogue of inspired songs including the rousing Country Life (about the demise of rural living) to Tall Ships (set in a West Country fishing village) and Roots and crowd pleasers like Santiago and his Cornish miners' song Cousin Jack. The Guardian Folk Hero embraces love and history. Classy multi-instrumental and vocal work with powerful songwriting Songlines Grit, craft, determination and diamond-hard songwriting

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Phil Beer (from Show Of Hands)

on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 at Ashill The Barn at Square and Compass 8:00pm

Phil is one of the most popular ambassadors for acoustic roots music. A dazzling instrumentalist, he is perhaps best known as a top flight fiddler and plays in the all-star line-up, Feast of Fiddles. But his skills don't stop there, he also plays slide, Spanish and tenor guitar, mandocello, viola, mandolin and South American cuatro, not to mention contributing rich vocals. His impressive track record also includes touring with Mike Oldfield and being a member of the feted Albion Band from 1984-1991. Show of Hands became a full-time partnership in the early 90s, a band that has gone on to sell out the Royal Albert Hall three times and who were voted Best Live Act, by the public, at the 2004 Folk Awards. Phil, who also has his own Phil Beer Band, famously guested on the Rolling Stones Steel Wheels album and Steve Harley's Poetic Justice.

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Elles Bailey

on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 at Matlock Tipsy Toad 7:00pm

Darley Dale in Bloom are happy to host Elles Bailey who is on tour in the East Midlands and surrounding areas.

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Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton

on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 at Manchester The Soup Kitchen 7:30pm

Fifteen years ago, Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton - two founders of the wildly popular group The Be Good Tanyas - first joined forces. Now they come together once again, with a worldwide touring schedule and new studio album coming in 2017. Their new project, as always, is a page from the big book of North Americana and outsider folk. Holland grew up in Texas, and by her teens was performing as a traveling musician. In the late 1990s, she called San Francisco home before making her way to Canada where she co-founded the Tanyas with Vancouver singer-songwriter Samantha Parton. Parton had spent her post-high school years travelling with her guitar, and drawing strong musical inspiration from visits to the southern US; she spent time living in New Orleans, Holland's ancestral home. After contributing to the Tanyas' acclaimed Blue Horse LP, Holland moved back to San Francisco while Parton continued to tour and record with the group until a serious car accident took her off the road in 2012. With this new creative incarnation, expect to hear newly written originals, fresh arrangements of The Be Good Tanyas material, and songs from their individual catalogues.

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Amy Wadge And Luke Jackson

on Fri, 20 Jan 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

We've known and admired Cardiff singer songwriter, Amy Wadge since our days in mid Wales, where she performed for us twice. Since those days she has become widely regarded as one of the country's most successful female artists. Over the course of five solo albums, two collaborations, numerous compositions for other artists and hundreds of live performances she has established an outstanding body of work, culminating in a Grammy Award in February 2016 with Ed Sheeran for the multi-platinum, global hit, 'Thinking Out Loud'. Amy and Ed have known each other since he was seventeen. Together, they co-wrote his early EP, 'Songs I Wrote With Amy' and a number of other songs including 'Gold Rush', which featured on the deluxe edition of Ed's multi-million selling, debut album, +, (Plus). Amy also co-wrote the track, 'Even My Dad Does Sometimes', on the deluxe edition of X. Luke Jackson is a rising young Roots singer-songwriter who was nominated for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2013. With a bold, show stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer demonstrating an astonishing maturity. He has been making waves on the live acoustic scene supporting such luminaries as Show of Hands, Karine Polwart, Oysterband and Martyn Joseph.

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Psk Trio (pascal+souza+kacomanolis)

on Fri, 20 Jan 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ PSK Trio (Pascal+Souza+Kacomanolis) 'Africa Railway project' is the new live project of Carmen Souza and Theo Pascal together with Mozambican percussionist and drummer Elias Kacomanolis. This power Trio have been touring, almost non-stop, all over the world with 'Carmen Souza project' for the last 2 years. This intense experience opened the necessity for an alternative platform to explore other African roots/rhythms especially from Lusophone countries and others...This 3 acclaimed musicians would like to invite you to take the 'Africa Railway' train and embark on a new journey with Destination unknown....

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Martin Carthy

on Fri, 20 Jan 2017 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

Please let us know if you have any disabilities and require support/seating. Martin Carthy MBE (born 21 May 1941) is an English folk singer and guitarist who has remained one of the most influential figures in British traditional music, inspiring contemporaries such as Bob Dylan and Paul Simon and later artists such as Richard Thompson since he emerged as a young musician in the early days of the folk revival. He is a solo performer of traditional songs in a very distinctive style, accompanying himself on his Martin 000-18 acoustic guitar; his style is marked by the use of alternative tunings (notably CGCDGA), and a strongly percussive picking style that emphasises the melody. In 1964 Carthy joined Marian Mackenzie, Ralph Trainer and Leon Rosselson in the group The Three City Four. The group concentrated on contemporary songs, including some of Rosselson's own, and made two albums the first for Decca and a second, "Smoke and Dust (Where the Heart Should Have Been)", for CBS. The 1965 eponymous debut The Three City Four featured Carthy singing lead vocals on two tracks Sydney Carter's "Telephone Song" and Rosselson's own "History Lesson".[ Roy Bailey would replace Carthy when he later left the group. Carthy's debut solo album, Martin Carthy, was released in 1965, and also featured Dave Swarbrick playing fiddle on some tracks, although he was not mentioned in the album's sleeve notes. Carthy's arrangement of the traditional ballad "Scarborough Fair" was adapted, without acknowledgement, by Paul Simon on the Simon and Garfunkel album recording Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme in 1966. This caused a rift between the pair which was not resolved until Simon invited Carthy to sing the song with him on-stage at the Hammersmith Apollo in 2000

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Steve Knightley

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

A long-term resident of East Devon, a county which informs much of his song-writing, since 1992 Steve has been one half of possibly the UK's most successful folk/roots duo, Show of Hands, who have built up their impressive reputation by playing hundreds of concerts all across the land, gathering such a devoted following that they have filled the Royal Albert Hall on three occasions. Whether solo, as part of a duo or acting as a presenter at the BBC Folk awards, Steve Knightley comes over as an articulate and relaxed communicator. Unlike many of the manipulated and manufactured artists of today, he's paid his dues and done the pub circuit and honed his gift for finely crafted song and musicianship down to an art. He won the Best Original Song category at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for his biting, banker-baiting Arrogance, Ignorance and Greed, and in 2012, he was named "Songwriter of the Nineties" by Tom Robinson for BBC Radio 6 Music. He is Patron of Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Sidmouth Folk Week, St Ives Festival, and the Village Pump folk festival. When he's not working with Show of Hands, Steve also records occasional solo albums and engages in interesting projects of his own. In early 2014 he set out on his 160 date 'Grow your own Gig' tour of village halls and 'untapped' grassroots community venues. This hugely successful tour saw him performing at a bedrock of intimate rural venues, drawing on his treasure trove of songs of the English countryside, including the rousing Country Life and his Cornish miners' song Cousin Jack, his journey finally coming to an end in September 2015. In 2016 he decided to turn his attention to Maritime venues around the shoreline of England and Wales. The 'All at Sea' tour found him playing in seaside halls, an Elizabethan Fort, on boats and in a rich variety of performing spaces all within sight of the waves and the tide. As Steve said at the time "As a West country songwriter I have written so many songs of seafarers and wreckers, travellers and traders, pirates and smugglers. Now I'm going to be able to sing them with the sound of the sea in the distance - I can't wait!" Songs from both these tours were recorded and resulted in two splendid albums, 'Off the beaten Track' and 'All at Sea'. In 2017 he will be combining material from both recordings for his solo 'Landlocked' tour. One half of the evening will feature original and traditional songs of the land and the second half will draw on his nautical themes. An evening not to be missed!

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Ben Waters And Tom Waters

on Fri, 20 Jan 2017 at Manningtree Red Lion 8:00pm

We are pleased to welcome back to the Red Lion the king of boogie-woogie piano, Ben Waters, and saxophone supremo, Tom Waters. They will be supported by Back Porch with their blend of skiffle and blues.

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Lisbee Stainton + Support

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

Lisbee Stainton is a 27 year-old singer-songwriter who has been writing music for 19 years. She recorded her first album, Firefly, in 2006 before going on to study Popular Music at Goldsmiths College. Since graduating she has recorded a further 3 critically acclaimed albums- Girl on an unmade bed, Go and Word Games. Lisbee was the first unsigned artiste to play London's O2 Arena. Soon after, 6Music's Tom Robinson discovered Lisbee's song 'Red', and his support subsequently led to Lisbee's music being playlisted by BBC Radio 2. Since then she has toured with such notable artists as Joan Armatrading, Paul Brady, Gretchen Peters, Paul Carrack and Seth Lakeman, who was so impressed that he invited her to join his band in 2012. Lisbee is currently writing and recording at Monnow Valley Studios in Rockfield with Eleanor McEvoy, Charlie Dore, and Tom Robinson for the 2016 release of her forthcoming multimedia project.

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Lisbee Stainton + Support

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

Lisbee Stainton is a 27 year-old singer-songwriter who has been writing music for 19 years. She recorded her first album, Firefly, in 2006 before going on to study Popular Music at Goldsmiths College. Since graduating she has recorded a further 3 critically acclaimed albums- Girl on an unmade bed, Go and Word Games. Lisbee was the first unsigned artiste to play London's O2 Arena. Soon after, 6Music's Tom Robinson discovered Lisbee's song 'Red', and his support subsequently led to Lisbee's music being playlisted by BBC Radio 2. Since then she has toured with such notable artists as Joan Armatrading, Paul Brady, Gretchen Peters, Paul Carrack and Seth Lakeman, who was so impressed that he invited her to join his band in 2012. Lisbee is currently writing and recording at Monnow Valley Studios in Rockfield with Eleanor McEvoy, Charlie Dore, and Tom Robinson for the 2016 release of her forthcoming multimedia project.

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Vimala Rowe

on Fri, 20 Jan 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... Songs from 30's and 40's - Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday with a modern vibe of appreciation and a couple of originals too... With the soulful vocals of Vimala, and jazz pianist accompaniment. "A wonderful singer with a passionate delivery which completely captures the audience " - John Etheridge, Guitarist "A captivating and seemingly effortless soulful voice" - Justin Wilkes, KISS FM

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Moreland And Arbuckle

on Fri, 20 Jan 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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Charlotte Carpenter

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

Comfy & Acoustic 2017. Get the lower price of £5 by pre-booking. £7 on the door. Three fantastic acts in one bookshop. Act details coming soon. Doors open at 7pm, get in early to get a good seat. Stage times Joe Rees 8.00-8.35 Jack Hopkinson 8.50-9.30 Charlotte Carpenter 9.45-10.30 The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, including alcohol, and cake. NO other food or drink to be brought onto the premises. IMPORTANT NOTE: Our stage is IN FRONT of the door so if you are late, you will have to wait outside, possibly in the cold rain, til the act finishes their set/song. Don't be late, or you'll have to wait. For details of parking and the bookshop please visit www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk. You can JOIN OUR CLUB that gets you into every single Comfy & Acoustic gig for less than half price. Send us an email or chat in-store for more details.

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Snag It! With Perry Gordon And His Rhythm Club

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

From the dive bars of New Orleans to the juke joints of the Mississippi, the vintage jazz and blues of Perry Gordon & His Rhythm Club will transport you to a by gone era.

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Rod Clements & Ian Thomson

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

Rod Clements is really a legend in the British music scene. A great bass player, super slide guitarist and a great writer. Why not come and Meet Him On The Corner at Roots Music Club? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_Clements + www.rodclements.com

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Dennis Ellsworth

on Fri, 20 Jan 2017 at Southsea The Tea Tray 7:30pm

As many of you may (or may not!) know, the Square Tower will be closed for the complete month of January due to some electrical and mechanical upgrade works, BUT here at Square Roots mansions we're delighted to announce that we have managed to organise a unique event in the gorgeous Tea Tray 'street art' cafe - 2, yes 2!!, top drawer 'Americana' talents from across the pond all within the space of 9 days! So we're calling this little event our Americana Series! Tickets for this one are ONLY available online at the We Got Ticket link above, to reserve via our e-mail address at ken@squarerootspromotions.co.uk , or in store in The Tea Tray itself. There are only going to be 40 tickets available for each show due to the venue size, but this will be the most amazing chance to see 2 of North America's most exciting songwriters, in the most intimate of settings! We think this amazing little cafe is the perfect venue in which to see these amazing artists up close and personal! Notwithstanding that, The Tea Tray is fully licensed, so you'll be able to have a nice drink and Nicki also makes the most amazing cakes! It promises to be 2 gorgeous evenings! And these WILL sell out, so get your tickets well in advance folks! The first show is with the genuine World-Class songwriting talent that is Canadian Dennis Ellsworth on Friday 20th January 2017. Dennis brings his, at times, breathtaking back catalogue of songs to the Portsmouth for his first show here in 2 years. Both of those shows sold out, and had the audience purring that they had felt privileged to be there, and that they were convinced that he was going to be a big star in the future. What The Audiences Say About Dennis Dennis is amazing! What a fabulous songwriter - I could listen to him for hours! (Marion Fleetwood) A very special evening. Dennis has a voice like velvet! (Ruth Eades) The audience simply wouldn't let him leave until they'd heard all of the back-stories for his songs and been gifted a two tune encore! (LLoyd Brown) A privilege to be in the unadorned presence of such a talented wordsmith! (Bob Chaffey)

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Dipper Malkin - Cd Launch

on Sat, 21 Jan 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Dipper Malkin mark the official release of their debut album, 'Tricks of the Trade', with a one-off performance of the album featuring guests Corrie Dick (drums) and Tom Dennis (flugelhorn) at The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell. 'Moving and thrilling. There aren't many who can sculpt music and song in this way' - Verity Sharp, BBC Radio 3 'A potent combination' - Folk Radio UK 'Sheer class' - Chris Wood In just 18 months, John Dipper (English Acoustic Collective, Methera) and Dave Malkin (Tandem) have managed to earn a reputation for themselves as thrilling performers, and inventive and skilful composers. They celebrate previous generations' invention, whist avoiding the trap of complacency by offering their own inventions; their carefully honed instrumentals and songs breaking new ground yet routed in the tradition. They will be joined for a one-off performance by Corrie Dick (Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2013) on drums, and Tom Dennis on flugelhorn.

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The Vagaband

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Vagaband's soulful, rustic approach to their music makes their extraordinary blend of Americana, toe-tapping folk-jazz and soulful rock a unique proposition in an age where music is often presented in a way that is too studied, too knowing and somewhat safe. Their musicianship means that consummate band-leader José McGill can rely on the band for sturdy backing as well as stellar improvisation for the fantastic home-grown repertoire and the inspired cover versions too. The Vagaband are designed to be lapped up in huge gulps by an audience that likes to have all their musical needs satisfied and their dancing shoes cajoled into action as well. They are nigh-on impossible to dislike. Heroes in their home town, walk with them as they take on the world. "The Vagaband - proof that the devil doesn't always have the best tunes...stunning." - Q Magazine

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Vin Garbutt

on Sat, 21 Jan 2017 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:00pm

Powerful, hugely moving, warm, humane, inspired, funny and gut wrenchingly honest. These are just some of the superlatives used to describe Vin's performance. Vin's career has spanned over 40 years of constant worldwide touring which must make him some kind of elder statesman of folk. His songs are inspired by the folk tradition, but have transformed into gritty social comment and life observations. He is renowned for his hilarious intros, but for him his song lyrics are the crux of his performance. Show starts 8pm

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Adam Holmes & The Embers

on Sat, 21 Jan 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Adam Holmes and the Embers debut album, 'Heirs and Graces' was released to much acclaim in early 2014 and immediately achieved a Scottish Album of the Year nomination. Produced by John Wood (John Martyn, Nick Drake, Richard Thompson, Sandy Denny, Pink Floyd, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Fairport Convention) it followed a stint working on building sites by day, playing in folk clubs at night before a string of award nominations from the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year competition to Best Newcomer at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and then Best Up and Coming Artist at The Scottish Traditional Music Awards, all recognising a rising star on the UK folk scene. Live sessions for BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Scotland soon followed. Two years on, the new album, 'Brighter Still' is eagerly anticipated by folk fans and critics alike, but its combination of haunting melodies, honest lyrics and Adam's captivating voice will undoubtedly resonate with a wider audience.

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Ben Waters And Tom Waters

on Sat, 21 Jan 2017 at Manningtree Red Lion 8:00pm

We are pleased to welcome back to the Red Lion the king of boogie-woogie piano, Ben Waters, and saxophone supremo Tom Waters. They will be supported by bottleneck blues maestro, Martin McNeill with Ruby Florence on vocals

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Jim Kweskin (usa) & Dave Peabody

on Sat, 21 Jan 2017 at London Seven Dials Club;;' 7:30pm

JIM KWESKIN (USA) & DAVE PEABODY - A rare UK visit from '60's legend Jim Kweskin plus support from Dave Peabody "The rock historian Ed Ward went so far as to place the Kweskin Band alongside the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Byrds as that period's most influential groups." - Alex Ward, The New York Times "When it came to jug band music, razzmatazz jazz, and swinging spins on Piedmont blues back in the '60s, Jim Kweskin was top dog. Jim Kweskin's famed Jug Band hot-wired an entire movement that still has a certain impact on the folk scene today." - Jim Macnie, The Providence Phoenix Peabody can play acoustic blues guitar with the best of them and, over the last 50 years he learned a thing or two. He is the real deal Frank Matteis, Living Blues Magazine Jim Kweskin is probably best known as leader of The Jim Kweskin Jug Band. There has never been another group like Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band whose members included Geoff Muldaur, Maria Muldaur, Bill Keith, and Fritz Richmond. The original "Americana" band, playing everything from classic blues to hillbilly country, ragtime, jazz, and rock 'n' roll, they perfectly captured the legendary 1960s mix of exuberant anarchy and heartfelt sincerity. Their imitators were legion, including a San Francisco jug band that became the Grateful Dead and a New York jug band that became the Lovin' Spoonful, but no other group attained their unique blend of youthful energy and antiquarian expertise, tight musicianship, loose camaraderie, and infectious swing. Jim 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. Dave Peabody started performing in the mid-'60's in his jug bands Honest John Three and Tight Like That (partly influenced by Jim Kweskin). Since then he's focused on the blues performing with many American bluesmen including David Honeyboy Edwards, Sonny Terry, Charlie Musselwhite, Big Joe Duskin, and Louisiana Red, as well as with many fellow UK blues artists. He's has been voted UK Acoustic Blues Artist of the Year three times. Dave has appeared on over forty albums. His latest album Right Now Blues has received rave reviews and features German classical violinist Regina Mudrich with whom Dave has twice gigged with at Brooks Blues Bar. www.jimkweskin.com Dave Peabody on Youtube. UNTITLED BLUES (Dave Peabody - solo) https://youtu.be/VoyhN0OmdyM SHADY LANE BLUES (Dave Peabody - solo) https://youtu.be/0Sc7pM3_xzE DARK SIDE OF TOWN (Dave Peabody withRegina Mudrich & Tim Penn) https://youtu.be/AzrvUrzdzV0 Tickets: Door £15 www.wegottickets £12

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Royal Traditions - Moore, Moss, Rutter

on Sat, 21 Jan 2017 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7:30pm

7:30 Tune session 8:00 Act 10:00 Singing session www.royaltraditions.co.uk

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New Roots: Spiro In Concert

on Sat, 21 Jan 2017 at London The Winemaker's Club 7:00pm

Doors open 7.00 pm Nearest Tube Farringdon, 5 mins walk. The Winemakers is a stunningly atmospheric fully seated candle-lit stone arch set in the vaults of Holborn Viaduct, attached to an adjacent wine, whiskey and craft beer bar. The bar is open only to concert ticket holders. One thing is certain Spiro are their own people, commendably operating in their own sphere and at their own pace. Their recently released Lightbox' album on Peter Gabriel's Real World label, was recorded over four days at Real World Studios in Box, produced by Simon Emmerson (the chief architect behind the Afro Celt Sound System and The Imagined Village projects). It captures a breathtakingly imaginative and superbly disciplined group with a sound thatʼs unified but never uniform. All four members, all four instruments, pull in the same direction, creating music thatʼs intricate yet full of momentum. Time Out proclaim their gyroscopic sounds swirl guitar, mandolin, violin and accordion lines into europhoric but rigorous folk dances inspired by minimalist classical music and punk as well as folk music. This is where the ostinatos at the heart of folk dance, minimalism and detroit techno meet, as Ian Kearey in fRoots explains like the moving parts of a precision watch being constantly experimented on and realigned. These are hurrying, scurrying soundscapes that sweep majestically with cinematic presence, echoing at various points the work of Steve Reich, Michael Nyman and the Penguin Café Orchestra. Intense and minimal, they roll out complex arrangements with such ease that you feel your heart lift a few inches above its normal resting place maintains Rob Fitzpatrick in The Word. This is the music of Spiro undeniably English, undeniably theirs. Spiro are an enigma, theirs is a mysterious, other-worldly sound that's at the vanguard of a new, comtemporary folk style. Don't miss them. 'Dazzling' Time Out 'Magnificent..Rich, moving and cunningly wrought' Songlines Magazine 'Melodically inventive and emotionally compelling...fantastic' The Word 'Breathtakingly moving' Chris Jones, BBC Music 'Leading exponents of this new genre' ★★★★ Robin Deneslow, the Guardian 'Refreshingly unnerving' ★★★★ MOJO '... compelling, strangely soulful music of mind and body' ★★★★ Independent on Sunday 'Spiro absolutely rock on stage'. ★★★★★ Tony Benjamin, Venue WATCH SPIRO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_eLdsHbkqc WEBSITE: http://www.spiromusic.com/ 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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Band Of Burns (bristol)

on Sat, 21 Jan 2017 at Bristol Trinity Centre (Fyfe Hall) 8:00pm

Band of Burns is a one-off collaboration of 11 musicians from the top echelons of the UK folk scene. Bringing elements of the musical traditions of Scotland, Ireland, England and even Turkey, this band have come together in two iconic venues to celebrate the life and works of Scottish National Poet Rabbie Burns in a truly unique way. The night in two halves will take you on a beautifully crafted journey through a collection of the poet's best known works and hidden gems with an intricately arranged mixture of seven voices and thirteen instruments. Also, it will be the first chance to hear in public new compositions built from some of Burns' poems never before set to music. Band of Burns is the culmination of many musicians playing with and around each other for years, and taking the step to come together for a small time to create something extraordinary in honour of this much-loved artistic icon. In the words of the man himself But pleasures are like poppies spread You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed Or like the snow falls in the river A moment white then melts for ever Adam Beattie - Guitar, Bass, Voice Alastair Caplin - Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals Dave Tunstall - Bass, Bagpipes Dominie Hooper - Cello, Voice Dila Vardar - Voice Ellis Davies - Guitar Ewan Mcdonald- Fiddle, Cittern John Langan - Guitar, Cajon, Voice Lewis Murray - Fiddle Mikey Kenny - Fiddle, Voice Rioghnach Connolly - Voice, Irish Flute Musical Director - Alastair Caplin Production Team - Dila Vardar, Sophie Bostock A Firefly Productions and Dila V Production

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Band Of Burns (bristol)

on Sat, 21 Jan 2017 at Bristol Trinity Centre (Fyfe Hall) 8:00pm

Band of Burns is a one-off collaboration of 11 musicians from the top echelons of the UK folk scene. Bringing elements of the musical traditions of Scotland, Ireland, England and even Turkey, this band have come together in two iconic venues to celebrate the life and works of Scottish National Poet Rabbie Burns in a truly unique way. The night in two halves will take you on a beautifully crafted journey through a collection of the poet's best known works and hidden gems with an intricately arranged mixture of seven voices and thirteen instruments. Also, it will be the first chance to hear in public new compositions built from some of Burns' poems never before set to music. Band of Burns is the culmination of many musicians playing with and around each other for years, and taking the step to come together for a small time to create something extraordinary in honour of this much-loved artistic icon. In the words of the man himself But pleasures are like poppies spread You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed Or like the snow falls in the river A moment white then melts for ever Adam Beattie - Guitar, Bass, Voice Alastair Caplin - Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals Dave Tunstall - Bass, Bagpipes Dominie Hooper - Cello, Voice Dila Vardar - Voice Ellis Davies - Guitar Ewan Mcdonald- Fiddle, Cittern John Langan - Guitar, Cajon, Voice Lewis Murray - Fiddle Mikey Kenny - Fiddle, Voice Rioghnach Connolly - Voice, Irish Flute Musical Director - Alastair Caplin Production Team - Dila Vardar, Sophie Bostock A Firefly Productions and Dila V Production

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Helter Skelter With Biere De Luxe

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

A night of Klezmer Punk, Shanty, Rock'n'Roll & more at Jamboree.. Biere De Luxe deliver a hectic rum-fuelled blend of klezmer punk, shanty, rock'n'roll and more - "the sound of the iron curtain resampled through heavy amphetamine abuse." Special guests TBC

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The Bully Wee Band

on Sun, 22 Jan 2017 at Bishop's Cleeve The Tithe Barn 7:00pm

Unreserved seating. Concert starts at 7.30pm (doors/bar open at 7pm). Free car parking.

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Cass Mccombs Band

on Sun, 22 Jan 2017 at Manchester The Deaf Institute 7:30pm

Now Wave & Comfortable On A Tightrope present CASS MCCOMBS BAND at THE DEAF INSTITUTE "By an unmarked route, Mr. McCombs has become one of the great songwriters of his time. His music, through nine albums and especially on Mangy Love out Friday, Aug. 26, on Anti/Epitaph is influenced by '70s West Coast funk and the Grateful Dead continuum, has become light, patient and groovy. His boyish voice remains steady and even, pushing up into falsetto range. You want to trust it, even when you can't face what it is telling you." - The New York Times

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Fleetwood Cave

on Sun, 22 Jan 2017 at Canterbury The Black Robin Inn 6:00pm

Fleetwood Cave Marion Fleetwood and Gregg Cave met through new folk supergroup TRADarrr. They share a love of performing live and for honest, expressive and original interpretations of traditional music from around the UK, combined with their own original material. Marion has a voice which has been described as 'mesmerising' and 'siren-esque', and plays all things bowed. Ashley Hutchings MBE has said she 'deserves to be ranked amongst the finest singers in this country'. She is a popular and well known figure on the folk scene, most recently best known as a multi-instrumentalist member and vocalist of new folk supergroup TRADarrr and The Jigantics. A former long time member of folk-rockers Meet on the Ledge and the award winning ColvinQuarmby - now known as The Gerry Colvin Band, with whom she still perfoms, she has loved occasionally being invited to play with Feast of Fiddles. Marion released her first solo album, 'Holding Space', in the summer of 2015. Since forming folk-rock band CAVE when he was 18 years old, Gregg Cave, has been performing in concerts and at festivals in the UK and mainland Europe. In recent years Gregg has collaborated with musicians and storytellers and been commissioned by the Arts Council and National Trust to produce two separate pieces of performance. Gregg is also a founder member of TRADarrr. His album 'Old England Grown New' was released to critical acclaim, with BBC Introducing calling it 'very special'. In addition to the fine collection of Northamptonshire musicians joining Gregg on this album, Dave Swarbrick (ex-Fairport Convention) played fiddle on the opening track 'The Bonny Lass of Anglesey'. Their debut album as a duo, 'People Like Us', was Crowdfunded in just 8 weeks and recorded over 5 days in a village hall in Northampton, with the added musical input of Tali Trow (double bass) and Paul Johnston (drums and percussion). It includes new material from both Marion and Gregg, along with one cover the Fairport Convention track 'Wizard of the Worldly Game' (with the definitive lyrics to the final verse sent to them by Simon Nicol himself after an exhaustive on-line search showed much confusion!). Friends of the pair joined them to complete the recording and include Simon Nicol and Chris Leslie of Fairport Convention, Anna Ryder, Edwina Hayes, Debs Earl and Chris Cleverley. It will be released in January 2017 and the 25 date 'People Like Us' Tour includes gigs across England and Wales. Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start Tickets £12 online £13 offline £14 on the door

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Flamenco Express With Victor Fernández & Antonio El Pola

on Sun, 22 Jan 2017 at Hove The Brunswick 8:00pm

The Flamenco Express voyage of discovery lands another cargo of flamenco talent in the form of this month's guests Victor Fernández, and master of gypsy song Antonio el Pola - both masters of technique and spirit. Plus 'sizzling soloist' La Joaquina, and guitar virtuoso Chris Clavo. ******Victor Fernández ****** The talents of this incredibly versatile dancer were recognised by major international artists from the start. In his short career he has performed with legends such as Rafaela Carrasco, Javier Latorre, Rafael Aguilar, Juanjo Linares, Eva Yerbabuena, Farruquito, Isabel Bayón, Rafaela Carrasco, Christine Tanguay, Rafaela Carrasco, and Javier Latorre. He toured China with the Ballet Flamenco de Madrid, and is part of Rafael Aguilar Dance Company, performing in major theaters in Germany, China and Taiwan, Dresden and Shanghai, and is at the forefront of modern flamenco choreography. ****** Antonio el Pola ****** Known for over twenty years as a formidably talented singer dedicated to the purest flamenco, Antonio El Pola has grown to fill the greatest stages of the world, performing with legends such as Paco de Lucia, Juan El Camas, Concha Vargas, Antonio Moya, Juan Castor, Juana Amaya, Javier Cruz, Joselito Fernandez, Soraya Clavijo, Miguel "El Funi," Manuel de Anustias, José de la Buena, Guillermo Mansano, Maria Pena, Jesus de la Frasquita, brothers Paco and Juan del Gastor, Luis Peña, and Javier Heredia. To name but a few. ****** La Joaquina ****** Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. Recent Collaborations 'Spaces in Between' 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco. Principle soloist 'Splinter In The Flesh' with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron "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: 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 www.flamencoexpress.co.uk £12/£10conc

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Flamenco Express With Victor Fernández & Antonio El Pola

on Sun, 22 Jan 2017 at Hove The Brunswick 8:00pm

The Flamenco Express voyage of discovery lands another cargo of flamenco talent in the form of this month's guests Victor Fernández, and master of gypsy song Antonio el Pola - both masters of technique and spirit. Plus 'sizzling soloist' La Joaquina, and guitar virtuoso Chris Clavo. ******Victor Fernández ****** The talents of this incredibly versatile dancer were recognised by major international artists from the start. In his short career he has performed with legends such as Rafaela Carrasco, Javier Latorre, Rafael Aguilar, Juanjo Linares, Eva Yerbabuena, Farruquito, Isabel Bayón, Rafaela Carrasco, Christine Tanguay, Rafaela Carrasco, and Javier Latorre. He toured China with the Ballet Flamenco de Madrid, and is part of Rafael Aguilar Dance Company, performing in major theaters in Germany, China and Taiwan, Dresden and Shanghai, and is at the forefront of modern flamenco choreography. ****** Antonio el Pola ****** Known for over twenty years as a formidably talented singer dedicated to the purest flamenco, Antonio El Pola has grown to fill the greatest stages of the world, performing with legends such as Paco de Lucia, Juan El Camas, Concha Vargas, Antonio Moya, Juan Castor, Juana Amaya, Javier Cruz, Joselito Fernandez, Soraya Clavijo, Miguel "El Funi," Manuel de Anustias, José de la Buena, Guillermo Mansano, Maria Pena, Jesus de la Frasquita, brothers Paco and Juan del Gastor, Luis Peña, and Javier Heredia. To name but a few. ****** La Joaquina ****** Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. Recent Collaborations 'Spaces in Between' 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco. Principle soloist 'Splinter In The Flesh' with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron "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: 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 www.flamencoexpress.co.uk £12/£10conc

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Amy Wadge & Luke Jackson

on Sun, 22 Jan 2017 at Stoke on Trent Fulford Village Hall 7:30pm

Two of the most amazing artists you'll ever see and we have them both on stage in one night!!!! Amy Wadge is widely regarded as one of the country's most successful female singer/songwriters. Over the course of five solo albums, two collaborations, numerous compositions for other artists and hundreds of live performances all over the globe, she has established an outstanding body of work. Her voice is simply amazing with a breathtaking range and emotional impact, while her songwriting continues to surpass most of her contemporaries. She has recently written songs with numerous upcoming songwriters, including Ed Sheeran, who released an EP, "Songs I Wrote With Amy". Ed's recent globally best-selling single, "Thinking Out Loud" was co-written with Amy and has brought her songwriting even greater critical acclaim by winning a GRAMMY for 'Best song of the year' in February of this year. Luke Jackson is a rising young Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent. With a bold, show stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer. He has been making waves on the live acoustic scene supporting such luminaries as Show of Hands, Karine Polwart, Oysterband and Martyn Joseph and in the last year Luke has toured with Marillion, playing large venues across Europe, as well as playing solo shows in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. According to Acoustic Magazine, he is "an outstanding heir to the likes of Richard Thompson and Martin Simpson". With a wealth of finely-observed narrative songs, his most recent mini-album, "This Family Tree" emphasises the exceptional maturity and versatility of one of the most exciting young singer songwriters and live performers on the circuit. A500 Music aim to present some of the finest acoustic style music in a friendly and intimate environment. We seat our audience in a cabaret style with tables and chairs and because we always 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. Please visit our website www.a500music.co.uk for further information

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Mary Humphries & Anahata At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 22 Jan 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Proper stalwarts of the folk scene Mary and Anahata play music from the English tradition the way it should be played. Mary sings and plays English concertina and banjo, and Anahata plays melodeons, Anglo concertina and cello. They live in Cambridgeshire and much of their material is based on Mary's research into unpublished locally collected versions of traditional songs, presented in simple but well-crafted musical arrangements. 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 Dollar Shoe And Tim Jones & The Dark Lanterns

on Mon, 23 Jan 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

Tim Jones is one of the most distinctive voices on the London folk scene. Able to alternate between mass singalongs and powerful stripped back ballads, his song writing and delivery of traditional material has been likened to that of Peter Bellamy, Nic Jones and Fairport Convention. He is regularly joined by Ted Kemp (Laura Smyth and Ted Kemp) on concertina and Karen Phillips on fiddle, and the band also run a popular English tunes session in Dalston. Three Dollar Shoe have been together now since 2012 a handsome trio in the form of Adam Mace, Adrian Lever and Jerry Bloom on mandolin/banjo, guitar and fiddle. They have graced the sessions and folk clubs of London with their dexterous playing and uplifting presence and ventured beyond into festivals and theatres with an array of tunes from around the Isles and across the Atlantic. In summer of 2014, they were joined by Irish singer Ruth Corey, a native of County Tyrone. A vivacious and soulful voice, Ruth has applied her vocal chords to many a genre but her heart belongs to the songs passed down to her.

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The Rural Alberta Advantage

on Mon, 23 Jan 2017 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

The Rural Alberta Advantage's percussive folk songs about hometowns and heartbreak, and relentless tradition of touring have taken the trio from humble recognition amongst indie rock die-hards as 'Canada's best unsigned band' to sold-out tours and devoted fans around the world with featured coverage from Spin Magazine, Pitchfork, The New York Times and Rolling Stone all taking note. The band has been nominated for two 2012 Juno Awards (Best New Group and Video of the Year for their song Stamp), long listed for the 2011 Polaris Award, and awarded the CBC Music Prize for Best Independent Artist in 2014. The RAA has released three albums on Saddle Creek/Paper Bag Records: Hometowns (2009), Departing (2011) and Mended With Gold (2014). The trio of Nils Edenloff, Paul Banwatt and Robin Hatch are currently hard at work on the band's next album and will be previewing new material the way they love best, by hitting the road for a unique set of road testing shows in some of their favourite venues across North America and Europe through 2016/2017. 'The Rural Alberta Advantage are best seen live, where their acoustic crescendos and Nils Edenloff's Jeff Mangum-esque vocal acrobatics impress most' Under The Radar

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Darlingside

on Tue, 24 Jan 2017 at Leicester The Guildhall 7:15pm

The sensation of this year's Cambridge Folk Festival, Darlingside "totally smashed it" (Cambridge News), received an "ecstatic reception" (Daily Telegraph) and "delivered an 'I was there' moment" (No Depression). This is bound to be the last time they play in venues this small so don't miss out! If there are no tickets available here call the Guildhall on 0116 253 2569.

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Special Consensus

on Tue, 24 Jan 2017 at Bristol Alma Tavern Theatre 7:30pm

Special Consensus is a superb bluegrass outfit in a classic vein but with more than enough modern sensibilities to attract every ear in this now pleasantly fractionating genre. The vocals are spotless, the playing as shiny as a newly minted penny, and music like this is the reason people come to love bluegrass. Special Consensus approaches this hallowed American musical form with boundless energy and an aesthetic reverence that tickles the ribs, tugs at the heart, and puts a restless two-step in boots and bare feet.

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Lucy Zirins + Alexander Mckay + Will Shackleton Band

on Tue, 24 Jan 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- After a sell-out show in August 2016 three fabulous UK artists, Lucy Zirins, Alexander McKay and Will Shackleton return to The Green Note for another fantastic triple header of roots, blues, country and folk! Lucy Zirins: London based singer-songwriter Lucy Zirins hails from Burnley, Lancashire. She recorded her first album Chasing Clocks in 2013 and received airplay on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6. Maverick Magazine said, There are not too many debut albums as promising as this (4 stars) and R2 Magazine praised Lucy for her modern folk-tinged country sound and vocal delivery. In November 2015 Lucy released What's in Front of Me, a six track follow up EP to Chasing Clocks. R2 (Rock 'n' Reel) Magazine reviewed the EP saying: Still in her early twenties, if she can continue to write songs of this calibre, Lucy Zirins will become a major player. EP track Mercy was recently picked up by the nationally syndicated BBC Mark Forrest show which showcases the best of local BBC radios and goes out across all 39 stations. Lucy has received a number of accolades including being picked by the PRS as one of their Class of 2010 for her promise as a young UK songwriter at just 18 years old. She was a UK Country Radio songwriter finalist (2014) and has been nominated for the British Blues Awards in various categories both as a songwriter and artist for the past 4 years, winning in 2013. Lucy continues to tour and begins work on her next studio album in 2016. --------------------------------------- Alexander McKay: British singer/songwriter Alexander McKay was turned on by his parents to folk heroes John Renbourn, Nick Drake and American artists Bread, Dylan and Jackson Browne from an early age. He started his musical life in his teens playing in local bars and clubs in Birmingham and then London where he studied at London College of Music. Moving to Los Angeles in 2001 Alex travelled through America finding influence and inspiration for the songs that would later become his debut EP, Brings Us Together. The EP is essentially a road diary, balancing folk and rock accompanied by his raspy voice and rhythmic guitar finger picking unique, soulful and warm. 2016 has seen Alex extend his talents to the big screen debuting as an actor in a new independent film titled Stones, a tale of music, love and alcoholism. --------------------------------- Will Shackleton Band: Fronted by guitarist/singer-songwriter Will Shackleton this UK based acoustic-rock/blues-country band formed around a love of classic songwriting, great musicianship and 'real' music. With influences of Little Feat, The Allman Brothers, Jackson Browne and Eric Clapton the band perform original songs penned by Shackleton and flavoured with lap-steel, twin guitars and smooth male/female harmonies.

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Fara

on Tue, 24 Jan 2017 at London Lower Hall at St Columba's Church 7:30pm

Fara brings together four emerging musicians at the forefront of today's young Scottish folk scene, Jennifer Austin, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price's three fiddles and a piano, to produce a fiery sound rooted strongly in their upbringing among the music of Orkney. Having been friends since they were in nappies, the girls grew up under the musical guidance of Douglas Montgomery (The Chair, Saltfishforty) with the four East Mainlanders of the band in fiddle group Hadhirgaan at Kirkwall Grammar School, and Kristan, a West Mainlander, in Jenny Kelday's Shoramere at Stromness Academy. The five girls then went on to study south, and hold degrees from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow School of Art, Strathclyde University, The Royal Northern College of Music and The Royal Academy of Music. They have all since established themselves in the Scottish music scene winning prizes along the way which include the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, The BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, The Deutsche Bank Award in Performance and Composition, and the Danny Kyle Award. The idea for the band came after several appearances as "The Chairettes", The Chair's backing band. At one gig, the girls were put on stage to play a couple of sets on their own, and Bob Gibbon, The Chair's Accordionist and Orkney Folk Festival director, suggested they form a new band. To the Chair's disappointment they decided to loose the name, and Fara was born. With vibrant arrangements full of rich harmonies, energetic fiddle playing and driving piano, Fara's show is sure to be an exciting one. With a mixture of self-penned and traditional Orkney tunes as well as some songs, the girls' combined musical experiences and friendships produce an exciting and individual sound, about to burst onto the traditional music scene.

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Doug Seegers

on Tue, 24 Jan 2017 at York The Crescent Community Venue 7:30pm

Things sure have changed for Doug Seegers ever since that magic night in the early spring of 2014, when he performed his song Going Down To The River in a Swedish TV show hosted by the local country star Jill Johnson. It was an overnight success, the song went straight to #1 on the Itunes chart and in a few months Seegers went from the life as a homeless street singer in Nashville to a major star in Sweden. His debut album Going Down To The River went Platinum. A duet album with Jill Johnson as well as a Christmas album both charted. He's done around 200 shows, more or less all of them sold out

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Darlingside

on Wed, 25 Jan 2017 at Leeds Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen 7:30pm

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Dai & The Ramblers

on Wed, 25 Jan 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.... Dai & The Ramblers 4-piece DAI & THE RAMBLERS recorded their debut album Duw Duw, crammed full of their brilliant brand of Cajun and New Orleans flavoured honky-tonk, folk and gonzo jazz, at the legendary Toe Rag studios. Songwriter and singer Dai Price comes from Newport in South Wales, and previously worked with psychedelic cumbia outfit Los Chinches. Rupert Gillett grew up in Germany, and plays double bass and cello. He also performs with the London Klezmer Quartet and produces records at The Cabin studio in Walthamstow. Sheffield-born Alan Dunn plays piano and accordion, and has worked with folk legends such as Loudon Wainright III and Fairport Convention's Richard Thompson. South African fiddler Bob Loveday has performed and recorded with artists as varied as Van Morrison, Jeff Beck, The Penguin Cafe Orchestra and Paul McCartney. They're a fantastic band, with wonderful songs, all delivered by brilliant musicians, we're really looking forward to this one!! "I love his voice; I love the whole band." Paul Heaton (The Beatiful South) "Absolutely gorgeous... They make a beautiful sound." Janice Long (BBC Radio 2) "A joyous romp... will raise your spirits and gladden your heart" Michael Farley (Americana UK) WEBSITE: http://www.daiprice.com/ Taking inspiration from the twin pillars of American bluegrass and English folk, ALDEN, PATTERSON and DASHWOOD weave rich harmonies with fiddle, dobro and mandolin around a combination of finely crafted original compositions and traditional songs. The trio features members of much respected Norwich folk bands Murphy's Lore, Woodland Creatures and Dumbfoundus. WEBSITE: https://aldenpattersonanddashwood.com/ ------------------------------------------------------------- New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK roots 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. We find that in folk, alt-folk,, indie folk, alt-folk, chamber folk, country blues, Americana, alt-country, old-time rhythm & blues, gypsy jazz, honky-tonk, klezmer, world music, contemporary classical music and all points in between. WEBSITE: www.newrootsevents.com NEW ROOTS RADIO: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Darlingside

on Thu, 26 Jan 2017 at Manchester The Deaf Institute 7:30pm

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Steve Knightley - Landlocked

on Thu, 26 Jan 2017 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:00pm

One half of the evening will feature original and traditional songs of the land and the second half will draw on his nautical themes. Steve Knightley is the songwriting force behind Plough patrons, Show of Hands, widely acclaimed as the finest acoustic roots duo in England. A special solo night with Steve awaits all who book early Shoiw atarts 8pm

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Ben Waters With Tom Waters

on Thu, 26 Jan 2017 at Great Bardfield Town Hall 7:30pm

As part of the Ben & Tom Waters tour. They both return once again to Great Bardfield Town Hall

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Rayna Gellert Trio

on Thu, 26 Jan 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A founding member of old-time supergroup, Uncle Earl (which re-formed for a successful US tour in 2016) Rayna Gellert is renowned for a rich depth of knowledge and masterclass performances of traditional fiddle musicand a composer highly regarded by her peers, who has produced albums that won praise on both sides of the Atlantic. Joined here by friend and collaborator Kai Welch and percussionist Jamie Dick (from Rhiannon Giddens' band), this is a rare visit to these shores by an artiste who is A Grade on every level. I love Rayna's musical personality which is deep, funky and complex" - Béla Fleck

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Flossie Malavialle

on Thu, 26 Jan 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This French-born singer now living in NE England has become a much loved performer at clubs and festivals across Britain, including ours. Her wide repertoire (old folk songs to jazz standards, blues numbers to Piaf and Brel classics), her powerful yet sensitive singing and her exuberant stage banter combine to give us great entertainment.

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Flossie Malavialle

on Thu, 26 Jan 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This French-born singer now living in NE England has become a much loved performer at clubs and festivals across Britain, including ours. Her wide repertoire (old folk songs to jazz standards, blues numbers to Piaf and Brel classics), her powerful yet sensitive singing and her exuberant stage banter combine to give us great entertainment.

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Chatham County Line

on Fri, 27 Jan 2017 at Manchester The Deaf Institute 7:00pm

Chatham County Line return to parade their new album, 'Autumn', for your enjoyment. "Our band is a lot like this place" says Chatham County Line guitarist, lead singer and songwriter Dave Wilson. His eyes wander across the original hardwood lanes of the mid-century Raleigh bowling alley where he just finished rolling and drinking two rounds. Playing traditional string band instrumentation around a single microphone while clad in suits and ties visually projects a similar sepia-toned timelessness. "We create a product that you're familiar with and you'll enjoy going back to because you know what to expect. My dad ran a local hardware store years ago and I always felt like we shared that." Come down and enjoy some timeless, traditional, damn fine music. More details at www.mrkite.org

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Jackie Oates

on Fri, 27 Jan 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 Jackie Oates, 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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Jackie Oates

on Fri, 27 Jan 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 Jackie Oates, 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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Alan West, Steve Black & Adam Sweet

on Fri, 27 Jan 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Alan West, for many years, has been regarded as having one of the greatest voices to come out of the UK. His emotional, yet informative way of singing a story, has moved many an audience all over the world. Steve's background lies in theatre, television and radio although he has performed over 5000 live gigs all over the world. He is becoming one of the UK's leading roots songwriters and his style fits perfectly with Alan's unique way of singing and the combination is very potent. Add to this the blues influence of guitarist Adam Sweet and you can expect an exciting mixture of songs, both covers and original, a great rapport on stage between themselves and the audience and a live performance that is honest, instant, inventive, adaptive and fun! "My association with Alan goes back over 25 years and in my humble opinion he is the possessor of the finest male voice in British country music. When you add Steve's excellent songwriting talent along with Adam Sweet's guitar and the pair's superb vocal harmonies, you have one of finest musical blends to be heard anywhere. They are so relaxed on stage they make it look easy, but it takes years of experience, dedication and hard work to get this good. - Alan Cackett www.alanwest.co.uk www.steveblackmusic.co.uk www.adamsweetmusic.com

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Voodoo Nights At Belair House With The Mississippi Swamp Dogs Blues And Boogie Band

on Fri, 27 Jan 2017 at London Belair House Dulwich 8:00pm

We are a little early for Mardi Gras but come and dance the night away at this stunning venue to one of London's finest live "Bar Bands" the Mississippi Swamp Dogs. Featuring great food and cocktails from Belair House's kitchen and Bar. The venue is the atmospheric ballroom of this beautiful period building, only two minutes walk to West Dulwich Station and therefore 10 minutes from Central London. The Mississippi Swamp Dogs celebrate the rich musical heritage of New Orleans and the Deep South with a rich gumbo of Soul, Funk, Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Cajun and New Orleans Rhumba! Dress code? Dress to Impress!! Website is http://ukjazzband.co.uk/the-mississippi-swamp-dogs-a-night-in-the-deep-south/ Performance videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbbl1-Bw8Lg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWZvy_RC4OU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9BevI-bhUU

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Gill & Bob Berry

on Fri, 27 Jan 2017 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

The fabulous voices of Gill and Bob Berry are well suited to their delightful mix of traditional folk songs. Bob and Gill run Devizes Folk Club and Chippenham Folk Festival, as well as being the mainstay of the group known as Tinkers Bag. Support tbc

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The Amazing Devil

on Fri, 27 Jan 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. -------- 'A masterpiece of swirling, brooding, often epic drama...it grabs you and refuses to let go' - FATEA The Amazing Devil, the vanguard at the forefront of a folk revolution, await your company. Following the release of their debut single 'King', and their astonishing debut album Love Run, this new Soho-based seven-piece band are rapidly gaining a cult following with their raucously broken, heart-on-ripped-and-ragged sleeve live gigs. Green Note played host to them and a sold out audience one wild and wizened night in November. Now, following overwhelming demand, they make their return to bring you their heart-thumping blend of jazz vocals, poetical lyrics, folk rhythms, explosive choruses and baroque pop beats that will hold your hand, sing your heart, beat your chest and walk you through every raging storm you'll ever know. 'The best thing I've heard this year. Original, varied, engaging, exciting. A fantastic debut'- For Folk's Sake 'One of the year's most exhilarating, exciting and visceral debuts, they deserve to be huge'- FRUK

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Phil Beer

on Sat, 28 Jan 2017 at Sutton Benger Village Hall 7:30pm

An audience with Phil Beer has been described as a glimpse into his world where folk, blues, hymns, the sea, the West Country and a life spent in music combine to make a true show. A Phil Beer gig is one spent in the company of a true craftsman, a master musician and consummate performer. Phil Beer is the multi-instrumental half of the west countryʼs award winning acoustic duo, Show of Hands, described as a true craftsman, a master musician and consummate performer. With a professional career of over 36 years, Phil has a great deal of material to draw on for his solo appearances. All are songs and music of memory and significance sung in the subtle and melodic Phil Beer style and interjected with musings and amusings to an almost personal audience. It is a treat of past and current favourites from one of the most popular musicians on the acoustic.

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Duotone @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 28 Jan 2017 at Ascott-under-Wychwood The Swan 7:30pm

Sat 28th January Duotone @ Wychwood Folk Club No Support The Swan Inn, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AY Tickets £8.00 in advance £10.00 on the door Start 8pm.Doors 7.30pm Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@zoho.com DUOTONE is the name under which Barney Morse-Brown (cellist for multi-platinum artist Birdy, the Imagined Village & Chris Wood's, Handmade Life,) writes and performs his own contemporary acoustic songs. He loops guitars and cellos, percussion and voices to create ethereal sound-scapes for his poignant lyrics to weave in and out of. Following some hugely successful festival appearances, at End Of The Road Festival and Green Man two name but two DUOTONE has become a popular live booking through-out the UK mesmerising audiences all around the country with his very unique shows, breathlessly moving from riotous energy all the way down to the most delicate and heartfelt moments of beauty and intimacy. Barney possess a unique quality that will one minute have a crowd on their feet, seconds later the audience will wait, held by the moment waiting for a pin to drop. Coming from a musical family of seven children, Barney's passion for performance was established early on, studying at The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, he was awarded a scholarship to study Baroque cello at The Royal College Of Music. The cello has, to date, played a pivotal role in Barney's life starting at the age of six progressing through school, studying at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff, receiving a scholarship to study baroque cello at the Royal College of Music, London to building a career that has already seen him performing around the world with some of the great artists of our time as already mentioned, Birdy, Chris Wood and Imagined Village as well as Eliza Carthy and many others. It is this environment that Barney has immersed himself in that has helped him to create a sound that challenges convention, - whilst demonstrating the versatility of the cello by making it the lead instrument in the band.

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Fleetwood Cave 'people Like Us' Spring Tour - Holy Trinity Church, Stratford Upon Avon

on Sat, 28 Jan 2017 at Stratford-upon-Avon Holy Trinity Church 7:30pm

As part of their album launch tour, Fleetwood Cave appear at Holy Trinity Church, Stratford upon Avon. Recently appointed as musicians in residence at King Edward VI School - which Shakespeare attended - Marion Fleetwood and Gregg Cave perform in this historic and beautiful venue in support of their work at the school and the Friends of Music at Holy Trinity Church. They are appearing there with the kind assistance of the Parish Council.

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Fleetwood Cave 'people Like Us' Spring Tour - Holy Trinity Church, Stratford Upon Avon

on Sat, 28 Jan 2017 at Stratford-upon-Avon Holy Trinity Church 7:30pm

As part of their album launch tour, Fleetwood Cave appear at Holy Trinity Church, Stratford upon Avon. Recently appointed as musicians in residence at King Edward VI School - which Shakespeare attended - Marion Fleetwood and Gregg Cave perform in this historic and beautiful venue in support of their work at the school and the Friends of Music at Holy Trinity Church. They are appearing there with the kind assistance of the Parish Council.

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The Roaring Trowmen @ Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 28 Jan 2017 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards 7:30pm

Four hearty men from Bristol who take their name from the flat-bottomed barges that carried cargo as far up the Severn as Shrewsbury. Without the aid of instruments, the Trowmen's repertoire encompasses shanties and maritime songs, both traditional and modern, including some self-written material. Arrangements are undoubtedly helped by the fact that Bryn Stephens, unrepentant Welshman, studied music at Bristol University. Since the Trowmen's first visit to Shammick as featured artists on an Open Night a couple of years ago, the group have gone from strength to strength within the maritime and folk scenes, delighting audiences with their passion, power, humour and glorious harmonies. Lisa Samuel, organiser of the Bradford Roots Festival said of The Roaring Trowmen that they produced a set of songs of such authenticity, you could smell the seaweed. Rollicking, rumbustious and ruddy marvellous. Indeed.

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All The Wild Folks With The Iron Boot Scrapers + Andy Twyman

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

The Iron Boot Scrapers are an Edwardian Rock band transported to the 21st Century, melding the Music Hall of the 1930s to the Rock of today. Using Edwardian period instruments, they foray out into the modern musical world to create their own unique sound. Andy Twyman blends blues with humour and rock'n'roll to titillate your ears, mind and toes. Driven to create a distinctive and exciting act, Andy learnt to play foot-operated drums, giving his songs a beat to get people on their feet. Drawing on Muddy Waters, Monty Python, The White Stripes and more for inspiration, he developed a one man band that's recently toured Spain, the Netherlands and France. His guitar sounds either stoic like John Lee Hooker or grooves like Bo Diddley Wasser-Prawda (Germany)

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Carter Sampson

on Sat, 28 Jan 2017 at East Grinstead The Dorset Arms 7:30pm

Carter Sampson is an Okie-born singer/songwriter with a big voice. The Oklahoma City-based artist is blessed by a musical family legacy that includes talents like Roy Orbison. Her creativity has matured into a dedicated and passionate performer that makes her a favourite female vocalist. Carter's empowering music appeals to a wide range of folk, who are incredibly and admirably loyal to her and her work. She's the founder and director of Oklahoma City's Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls, which always partners with nonprofit organisations that empower girls and women through music education. The inspiring artist averages about 220 shows annually in areas like Oklahoma and Arkansas, as well as Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. She completed a successful tour of Europe in 2016, which included an appearance at the Maverick Festival. But as the self-penned 'Queen of Oklahoma,' Sampson's red boots are happy when they're on her home turf. Her third album, 'Good for the Meantime', was released in 2008. Then in 2011, she recorded a five-track acoustic EP, 'Thirty Three', at Treelady Studios in Pittsburgh/Turtle Creek, Penn. Her fourth full-length studio album, 'Wilder Side', was released in 2016, is a soulful and soft country masterpiece. Focusing on themes of heartbreak and the open road, Wilder Side is the kind of pure country record that has far more in common with classic releases from the likes of Patsy Cline and Emmylou Harris than it does with anything one will find on country radio. Fellow Oklahoma artists Ali Harter and John Moreland made appearances on the record lending their distinctive voices, perfectly complementing Sampson's beautifully sorrowful vocals. And that more than anything is what drives this record, Sampson's breathtaking voice. Like 'Good for the Meantime' it features the heady handy work of producer/multi-instrumentalist Travis Linville, who, like Sampson, has a unique sound all his own.

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Mark Olbrich Blues Eternity

on Sat, 28 Jan 2017 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK 7:30pm

Described as 'the grooviest blues bassist around' by Poland's rock god Zbiggi Holdys, Mark cut his hardcore blues teeth in London playing with many English and US heavies all the way from New York's Mondo Cane, Manny's Carwash, through Chicago's Kingston Mines, Blue Chicago, to the famous Green Iguana in Tampa. His own band Blues Eternity exudes Mark's bottomless energy and the fans agree! Their last 2008 CD BLUES ETERNITY Live featuring Sarasota Slim on vocals and Paddy Milner (later with Jack Bruce band) on keys sold three print runs. His subsequent single War of Sexes made it to Anthology of Polish Blues, which then became the Blues Record of the Year. The latest LIVE record produced in 2013 launched as 12 vinyl and CD (with bonus tracks) has been a hit in Poland and in the US, where the initial sales exceed those of Blues Eternity. It has WON Blues Record of the Year 2014 by BluesOnline pl. JIMI THOMAS At 5.30 AM one morning in 1957 Albert King (then known as Albert Nelson) picked up a great new talent in Osceola Arkansas and drove him all the way to St Luis depositing at Ike Turner's place. Jimmy Thomas had arrived! They hit the road as Ike Turner Review, strengthened by later by Tina Turner. Playing in all legendary venues: Apollo in Harlem, Howard Theatre in DC, the Regal in Chicago, the Whiskey on Sunset Strip, the Five Four Club, all the way from New York to LA Jimmy was, in own words 'doing battle' with Little Johnnie Taylor, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Freddie King and many more'. In 70's the legendary British producers TonyVisconti (David Bowie) and Denny Cordell (Joe Cocker, Procol Harum) brought Jimmy to England. There in various guises as was the common practice Jimmy recorded with John Lennon, the Rolling Stones, David Essex, Lou Reed, Gary More and many others. The legend Rick Wakeman got his first studio job playing on Jimmy's single The Running Kind. LAURIE GARMAN Britain's top harmonica player. From the start of his career in 1965 Laurie played with Freddie King (on his RSO records), Bob Marley and the Wailers (Island), Lightning Slim, Gerry Rafferty, The Yardbirds and many more. He also has two albums under his name produced by the legendary Mike Vernon.

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Merry Hell- Acoustic At The Turnpike Arts Centre, Leigh

on Sat, 28 Jan 2017 at Leigh The Turnpike Centre 7:30pm

Merry Hell Acoustic play a near hometown gig with their friends Vison Thing as special guests. Merry Hell will be playing songs from their new album Bloodlines as well as favourites from their previous 3 albums. Vision Thing have just released the album LIGHTS Doors open at 7.30 Vision Thing 8.00 - 8.40 Merry Hell 9.00 to 10.30

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Martyn Joseph

on Sun, 29 Jan 2017 at Southampton Brook 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. Autumn 2015 marked the release of Martyn's brand new studio album, Sanctuary and he'll be showcasing these new songs, along with other familiar and much loved material. Martyn Joseph. A unique talent driven by passion and love for his trade, continues to write, sing and play from the heart. 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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Amy Wadge And Luke Jackson

on Sun, 29 Jan 2017 at Exeter St James Church Hall 7:30pm

A pairing of two generations of captivating singer songwriters, Amy Wadge and Luke Jackson, touring together again across the UK AMY WADGE Grammy winner Amy Wadge is widely regarded as one of the country's most successful female singer/songwriters. Over the course of five solo albums, two collaborations, numerous compositions for other artists and hundreds of live performances all over the globe, she has established an outstanding body of work. Her voice is simply amazing with a breathtaking range and emotional impact while her songwriting continues to surpass most of her contemporaries. She has recently written songs with numerous upcoming songwriters, including Ed Sheeran, who released an EP, Songs I Wrote With Amy. Ed's globally best-selling single, Thinking Out Loud was co-written with Amy and has brought her songwriting even greater critical acclaim from a wider audience, along with winning Amy a Grammy and receiving a BRIT nominations. www.amywadge.com "An irresistible, riveting performer" Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 Amy is a ray of light one moment, shot through with sorrow the next. Her voice is amazing and it's suddenly clear why she's getting so much recognition - Big Issue The new Joni Mitchell, with her distinctive voice and well-crafted songs London Evening Standard LUKE JACKSON Luke Jackson is a rising young Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent , and 2013 saw him nominated for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and in 2014 he was named Fatea's Male Artist of the Year With a bold, show stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer demonstrating an astonishing maturity. He has been making waves on the live acoustic scene supporting such luminaries as Show of Hands, Karine Polwart, Oysterband and Martyn Joseph and he has delivered startling performances on the UK festival scene, from Cambridge to Sidmouth and The Great British Folk Festival. In the last year Luke as been playing Festivals across Europe, along with playing solo show in The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany. Luke will be releasing his brand new studio album, Tall Tales and Rumours in Autumn 2016 and according to Acoustic Magazine, he is an outstanding heir to the likes of Richard Thompson and Martin Simpson. With a wealth of finely-observed narrative songs, his mini-album, This Family Tree emphasises the exceptional maturity and versatility of one of the most exciting young singer songwriters and live performers on the scene! www.lukepauljackson.com A great singer, a great songwriter and a really commanding presence..I watch everything this young chap does with a considerable amount of interest and an equal measure of amazement. Mike Harding Luke has a voice you could get lost in. He has a musical maturity and a songwriting ability that belies his years. His roots may be firmly within folk music but his exuberant stage performance suggests emerging rock star! London Life Luke has already acquired both an unmistakable voice and a strikingly individual vision, so has a tremendous head start on the competition fRoots Reminds me of Jeff Buckley, which can only be a good thing Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Two words, bloody brilliant Maverick 5 star review

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Oysland

on Sun, 29 Jan 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 'Full of atmosphere! Oysland's music takes you straight to the main stage, where you can become part of the celebration of music and life.' (Central and Eastern European London Review) Oysland are a London-based Klezmer band whose exuberant sound is rooted in the Yiddish musical tradition. Their members have studied with the founders of the Klezmer revival at the Yiddish Summer Weimar Academy. Much of their music evokes the spirit of the Jewish celebrations of bygone times whilst merging with urban sounds from around the Balkans, Istanbul and New York.

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Mandolin Orange

on Sun, 29 Jan 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Lean in to Mandolin Orange's new album, 'Blindfaller,' and it's bound to happen. You'll suddenly pick up on the power and devastation lurking in its quietude, the doom hiding beneath its unvarnished beauty. You'll hear the way it magnifies the intimacy at the heart of the North Carolina duo's (Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz) music, as if they created their own musical language as they recorded it. Released on Sept. 30 on Yep Roc Records, 'Blindfaller' builds on the acclaim of Mandolin Orange's breakthrough debut on the label, 2013's 'This Side of Jordan,' and its follow-up, last year's 'Such Jubilee.' Since then they've steadily picked up speed and fans they've earned from long stretches on the road, including appearances at Newport Folk Festival, Austin City Limits Fest, and Telluride Bluegrass. They've always been keen on the notion that drawn-out recording sessions don't necessarily yield better results. A good song, and just one good take, will always shine through any studio sorcery. The passage of time, and the regret that often accompanies it, courses through these songs. A 'faller' is someone who fells trees, and in this case that person is blind to his/her own actions and those of the world. The spectral cover photo, by Scott McCormick, is open to interpretation, too: Either those trees are engulfed in flames or sunlight is pouring through them. It's up to you. 'We wanted different vibes and different intuitions on these tracks,' Marlin says, 'and I feel like we really captured that.' 'Mandolin Orange has been quietly gathering local and faraway fans since its debut album was released back in 2010. The North Carolina duo's music -- laced with bluegrass, country and folk -- is often wistful and contemplative without being somber, and always firmly grounded in the South.' - WNYC Soundcheck 'The genius of Mandolin Orange is in the subtle but intelligent way they compose their tunes, and the tenderness and care with which it is all delivered.' - Saving Country Music

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Mandolin Orange

on Sun, 29 Jan 2017 at Shipley The Caroline Club 7:30pm

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The Special Consensus Bluegrass Band

on Sun, 29 Jan 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Formed in the Chicago area in 1975, The Special Consensus is a four-person acoustic bluegrass band with a repertoire that features traditional bluegrass standards, original compositions by band members and professional songwriters, and songs from other musical genres performed in the bluegrass format. The band has released 18 recordings and has appeared on numerous National Public Radio programs and cable television shows, including The Nashville Network and the Grand Ole Opry at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. International tours have brought the band to Australia, Canada, Europe, South America, Ireland and the United Kingdom. The Special C has appeared in concert with many symphony orchestras nationwide and has brought an informative in-school presentation to schools nationally and internationally since 1984. Band leader/banjo player Greg Cahill is the former President/Board Chair of the Nashville-based International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), the former Board Chair of the Nashville-based Foundation for Bluegrass Music and a recipient of the prestigious IBMA Distinguished Achievement Award (in 2011). Other band members include guitar player Rick Faris, bass player Dan Eubanks and mandolin player Nick Dumas. The 2012 band release Scratch Gravel Road (Compass Records) was GRAMMY nominated for Best Bluegrass Album and two songs from the 2014 band release Country Boy: A Bluegrass Tribute To John Denver (Compass Records) won IBMA awards for Recorded Event of the Year and Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year.

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Singers' Night

on Sun, 29 Jan 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 6.30pm 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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The Golden Manor Medicine Show's Sunday Service

on Sun, 29 Jan 2017 at London The Viaduct 2:30pm

THE GOLDEN MANOR MEDICINE SHOW and SPECIAL GUESTS... are back for another SUNDAY SERVICE, following our last SOLD OUT show. A Sunday afternoon of Country, Americana and Rock 'n' Roll. ALL AGES welcome to join us for lots of LIVE MUSIC, BOOZE & FUN. Where: Upstairs at The Viaduct, Hanwell. When: SUNDAY 29th JANUARY From: 2.30pm - 7pm. Tickets: £5 in advance. £10 on the door. UNDER 16's FREE. MEAL DEAL - Buy a £20 Sunday Roast Meal Deal and get FREE ENTRY to the Sunday Service. LIMITED OFFER! Contact The Viaduct: 0208 567 5866 and quote "Medicine Show"

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Marnhull Acoustic Sessions Presents Amanda Rheaume

on Sun, 29 Jan 2017 at Marnhull Village Hall 7:00pm

Amanda returns to Marnhull Village Hall for another amazing gig. Support will be provided by up and coming singer song writer Jonny Phillips.

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Carter Sampson

on Sun, 29 Jan 2017 at Southsea The Tea Tray 7:30pm

As many of you may (or may not!) know, the Square Tower will be closed for the complete month of January due to some electrical and mechanical upgrade works, BUT here at Square Roots mansions we're delighted to announce that we have managed to organise a unique event in the gorgeous Tea Tray 'street art' cafe - 2, yes 2!!, top drawer 'Americana' talents from across the pond all within the space of 9 days! So we're calling this little event our Americana Series! Tickets for this one are ONLY available online at the We Got Ticket link above, to reserve via our e-mail address at ken@squarerootspromotions.co.uk , or in store in The Tea Tray itself. There are only going to be 40 tickets available for each show due to the venue size, but this will be the most amazing chance to see 2 of North America's most exciting songwriters, in the most intimate of settings! We think this amazing little cafe is the perfect venue in which to see these amazing artists up close and personal! Notwithstanding that, The Tea Tray is fully licensed, so you'll be able to have a nice drink and Nicki also makes the most amazing cakes! It promises to be 2 gorgeous evenings! And these WILL sell out, so get your tickets well in advance folks! The second show of the series features Oklahoma's Carter Sampson whose latest album "Wilder Side" seems to be taking the UK Americana scene by storm! She will be appearing on Sunday 29th January 2017. Carter is an Okie-born singer/songwriter with a big voice!! The Oklahoma City-based artist is blessed by a musical family legacy that includes talents like Roy Orbison.  If you're  new to Carter, we urge you to listen to her latest album, Wilder Side - It's one of our albums of the year!! Carter played Maverick Festival this year and for many was the real highlight as was her appearance in Nashville in September at the AMAS.  UK radio support has been incredible with Bob Harris (R2), Ralph Mclean (BBC), Ricky Ross (BBC Scotland), Cherrie Mcilwaine (BBC NI), Iain Anderson (BBC Scotland), Bonanza And Son (Resonance FM), CMR, and many more all playing her album. She has also garnered reviews in CMP, Maverick, R2, Folk Radio UK, and more.    What The Critics Say About Carter That feeling you get when you listen to an artist you've never heard before, and from the opening note to the closing silence you're completely enraptured by the music that weaves it's magic and holds you spellbound? That's Wilder Side by the so-called 'Queen Of Oklahoma' Carter Sampson! (FATEA Magazine) "It feels like a deep-driven wild spirit, which is patiently and effectively expressed. The longing for open road and freedom with the need for life and love thrown in -- the need to live and love and be free-spirited all in one. (Muse's Muse) More Info at www.squarerootspromotions.co.uk  

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Steve Tilston At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 29 Jan 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

One of the best songwriters in the country, and an understated master of the guitar. The writer of the classic songs The Slipjigs and Reels, Here's to Tom Paine, The Naked Highwayman and the award-winning The Reckoning and a fantastic warm performer. Oh, and the story of Steve's "lost" letter from John Lennon inspired the Hollywood movie Danny Collins starring Al Pacino in the title role. Which is kind of cool. 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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Harmonica Masterclass With Liam Ward & Will Pound

on Sun, 29 Jan 2017 at Birmingham Mac 9:30am

Full day workshop with LearnToPlayHarmonica.com founder and blues specialist Liam Ward and folk harmonica virtuoso Will Pound. Learn new techniques, hone your skills and push your playing boundaries. 9.30am-4.30pm 9.30-10 Registration, Tea and Coffee 10-12 Workshop 12-1 Lunch with Q&A 1-3 Workshop 3-3.30 Tea and Coffee 3.30-4.30 Concert with Q&A Liam Ward is a winner of the National Harmonica League Player of the Year, and fronts his own band as well as playing with the Rumblestrutters and The Jake Leg Jug Band among others. He has toured and recorded in Europe and North America. Liam is founder of the world's fastest-growing online harmonica school, www.LearnTheHarmonica.com. "Great harp playing - I learned something!" Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2 "His playing is a joy" - Blues Matters Magazine Will Pound is one of the finest harmonica players of his generation whose innovative style pushes the boundaries of his instrument and the folk genre. Three-time nominee for BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician Of The Year, he has held the accolades of FATEA Instrumentalist of the Year (2013, 2014) and Spiral Earth Magazine Musician Of The Year (2015). He brings his innovative techniques and skills to his teaching on Skype. "A flat out genius harmonica player" Mark Radcliffe (BBC Radio 2) "One of the most versatile harmonica players of his generation" The Musician

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Harmonica Masterclass With Liam Ward & Will Pound

on Sun, 29 Jan 2017 at Birmingham Mac 9:30am

Full day workshop with LearnToPlayHarmonica.com founder and blues specialist Liam Ward and folk harmonica virtuoso Will Pound. Learn new techniques, hone your skills and push your playing boundaries. 9.30am-4.30pm 9.30-10 Registration, Tea and Coffee 10-12 Workshop 12-1 Lunch with Q&A 1-3 Workshop 3-3.30 Tea and Coffee 3.30-4.30 Concert with Q&A Liam Ward is a winner of the National Harmonica League Player of the Year, and fronts his own band as well as playing with the Rumblestrutters and The Jake Leg Jug Band among others. He has toured and recorded in Europe and North America. Liam is founder of the world's fastest-growing online harmonica school, www.LearnTheHarmonica.com. "Great harp playing - I learned something!" Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2 "His playing is a joy" - Blues Matters Magazine Will Pound is one of the finest harmonica players of his generation whose innovative style pushes the boundaries of his instrument and the folk genre. Three-time nominee for BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician Of The Year, he has held the accolades of FATEA Instrumentalist of the Year (2013, 2014) and Spiral Earth Magazine Musician Of The Year (2015). He brings his innovative techniques and skills to his teaching on Skype. "A flat out genius harmonica player" Mark Radcliffe (BBC Radio 2) "One of the most versatile harmonica players of his generation" The Musician

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Crh Music Presents Darlingside

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

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The Brew

on Mon, 30 Jan 2017 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

Sold Entertainments present THE BREW

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Mandolin Orange

on Mon, 30 Jan 2017 at Leicester The Musician 7:30pm

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Margo Buchanan

on Mon, 30 Jan 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Margo Buchanan was born in Lanark, Scotland and when she was twelve moved to Derby then Coventry. She has lived in London since 1982. She left school and joined her first band at 15. She then moved to Coventry, where she was offered a job with the Specials if she dyed her hair blonde. She declined, and regretted it for years. She signed a record deal as a solo artist with MCA records but found the experience unsatisfying. Thinking all she needed was a label change, she signed to London records but it was the same scenario there, so she decided she needed to write her own songs. To support the endeavour, Margo put herself up for session work, which she absolutely loved and which soon became a substantial part of her career. It has lasted over 25 years - a lot longer than she intended! She has recorded and performed with many artists, including Joni Mitchell, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, Jools Holland, Billy Idol, Mark Knopfler, , Seal, Tina Turner, Daryl Hall, Steve Marriot, Phil Collins, Joe Cocker etc. On one memorable occasion she even sang with Spinal Tap! Recent artists she has supported are David Gilmour, Joe Walsh, Paul Rodgers, Jo Cocker, Van Morrison, Robert Plant, Paul Weller, Corrine Bailey Rae, James Blunt and KT Tunstall, Suggs, Ward Thomas. She performed at both HM Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace and the Princess Diana Memorial Concert at Wembley Stadium. and recently performed solo with an 85 piece orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall. Her first album is entitled "I Should Have Done This Years Ago". Self-penned and recorded with wonderful musicians the album has received excellent reviews.

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Margo Buchanan

on Mon, 30 Jan 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Margo Buchanan was born in Lanark, Scotland and when she was twelve moved to Derby then Coventry. She has lived in London since 1982. She left school and joined her first band at 15. She then moved to Coventry, where she was offered a job with the Specials if she dyed her hair blonde. She declined, and regretted it for years. She signed a record deal as a solo artist with MCA records but found the experience unsatisfying. Thinking all she needed was a label change, she signed to London records but it was the same scenario there, so she decided she needed to write her own songs. To support the endeavour, Margo put herself up for session work, which she absolutely loved and which soon became a substantial part of her career. It has lasted over 25 years - a lot longer than she intended! She has recorded and performed with many artists, including Joni Mitchell, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, Jools Holland, Billy Idol, Mark Knopfler, , Seal, Tina Turner, Daryl Hall, Steve Marriot, Phil Collins, Joe Cocker etc. On one memorable occasion she even sang with Spinal Tap! Recent artists she has supported are David Gilmour, Joe Walsh, Paul Rodgers, Jo Cocker, Van Morrison, Robert Plant, Paul Weller, Corrine Bailey Rae, James Blunt and KT Tunstall, Suggs, Ward Thomas. She performed at both HM Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace and the Princess Diana Memorial Concert at Wembley Stadium. and recently performed solo with an 85 piece orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall. Her first album is entitled "I Should Have Done This Years Ago". Self-penned and recorded with wonderful musicians the album has received excellent reviews.

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Presents Aynsley Lister

on Tue, 31 Jan 2017 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

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Crh Music Presents Darlingside

on Tue, 31 Jan 2017 at Birmingham The Glee Club 7:00pm

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Crh Music Presents James Mcmurtry And Band

on Tue, 31 Jan 2017 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

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Carter Sampson

on Tue, 31 Jan 2017 at Brighton Prince Albert 8:00pm

Arkster Promotions Presents From Oklahoma, USA Carter Sampson + Support The 'Queen Of Oklahoma' Carter Sampson returns to Brighton for an intimate solo show at The Prince Albert in Brighton on January 31st. Carter Sampson is an Okie-born singer/songwriter with a big voice. The Oklahoma City-based artist is blessed by a musical family legacy that includes talents like Roy Orbison. Her journey as a naturally independent, free-spirited musician has seemed almost predestined at times. At age 15 she began experimenting with sound as a way to pass the time; now her creativity has matured into the dedicated and passionate performance that makes her a favorite female vocalist. I'm pretty much the same me working on the same goals maybe a little more grown up. I think I am more confident than I was when I first started playing. I've always been brave, but I'm more sure of myself now, Sampson exuded. As a relatable artist, her empowering music appeals to a wide range of folks, who are incredibly and admirably loyal to her and her work. She's the founder and director of Oklahoma City's Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls, which always partners with nonprofit organizations that empower girls and women through music education. The inspiring artist also averages about 220 shows annually in areas like Oklahoma and Arkansas, as well as Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. But as the self-penned 'Queen of Oklahoma,' Sampson's red boots are happiest when they're on her home turf. I am proud to be from Oklahoma and really proud of the music that is coming out of the state right now. I wish we were more progressive in a lot of areas, but it feels like slowly change is happening. Though she travels for the love of making music, she's no stranger to awards. She was named a Top 12 Finalist in the 2012 Mountain Stage NewSong Contest and performed at Lincoln Center in New York. This year, she won first place in the general category of the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest in Wilkesboro, N.C. with her song Wild Bird, which was additionally released by Pinecastle Records. She also won fourth place in the Colorado-based Telluride Troubadour Contest at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and was a Top 10 Finalist in the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival's Songwriters Showcase in Lyons, Colo. Her third album, Good for the Meantime, was released in 2008. Then in 2011, she launched a Kickstarter project for Mockingbird Sing, in which she gave supporters rewards to help secure adequate funds within 30 days. After that huge success, she recorded a five-track acoustic EP, Thirty Three, at Treelady Studios in Pittsburgh/Turtle Creek, Penn. I feel like I am right where I am supposed to be doing exactly what I am supposed to be doing, Sampson said, reflecting on the long road that led to right now. Her fourth full-length studio album, Wilder Side, was released on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. Like Good for the Meantime it features the heady handywork of producer/multi-instrumentalist Travis Linville, who, like Sampson, has a unique sound all his own. I loved working with Linville on Good for the Meantime; he was so laid back, encouraging and fun to be around. I'd been thinking about asking him to engineer my new project, and when I heard his last EP (Sun and Moon) I knew I wanted him to help me with it (Wilder Side). I love the dreamy feel that EP has and there's a lot of that on Wilder Side, Sampson said.

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The Pitmen Poets

on Wed, 1 Feb 2017 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:00pm

The Pitmen Poets features four of North East England's leading champions of its musical heritage: Ex-Lindisfarne singer and songwriter Billy Mitchell, renowned singer and instrumentalist Bob Fox, leading exponent of Tyneside song Benny Graham, and much-covered Durham songwriter Jez Lowe individually and collectively celebrating the triumphs, tragedy, humour and hard times of North-East England's coal mining tradition in an evening of music, song and spoken word, illustrated by atmospheric archive photography. Show starts 8pm

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Mandolin Orange

on Wed, 1 Feb 2017 at York The Crescent Community Venue 7:30pm

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Eleanor Vs.

on Wed, 1 Feb 2017 at Bath St James Wine Vaults 8:00pm

Doors: 8:00 PM (8:30 PM start) Tickets: £5 adv / £6 otd ELEANOR VS. is a singer-songwriter from Bristol. A lover of all types of music, her own style is a mixture of jazz, folk and soul. In 2014 she released her debut album "Passivity" (then under the name Vanessa Hartley-McDonald) and in 2016 Rife Magazine named her as one of Bristol's "Top Five Women In Music". Eleanor is currently working on new material, which she plans to release in the future. She will perform some new songs and Bristol-based violinist Annalise Lam (who appears on the album) will accompany. "The best music isn't always the loudest and Eleanor VS makes the case for quietly wowing you. Her sultry and astoundingly smooth voice weaves words in the way that only folk musicians can." - Grace Shutti, Rife Magazine "She has a real humbleness and sincerity that shine out through her music. Above all it's her voice and amazing control of it that stick in my head. This is definitely one to see live." - Emily Gibbard, Emily on the Hill

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Steve Knightley Live

on Wed, 1 Feb 2017 at Bradfield Village Hall 7:00pm

Steve Knightley is the songwriting force behind Show of Hands, widely acclaimed as the finest acoustic roots duo in England and with three Royal Albert Hall sell-outs to their name. On Wednesday February 1st Steve is performing at Bradfield Village Hall again following his successful visit in June 2014. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE.

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Daj Dook

on Thu, 2 Feb 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Far from a carbon copy of the music of Django Reinhardt, Daj Dook take their love of the gypsy jazz tradition and form a style that brings the music forward into the modern swing scene. This is gypsy jazz pushed to its limits by 4 of the top musicians in the UK. Between them they have performed with most of the leading figures in the style all over the world at festivals such as Django Reinhardt Festival De Samois (France), Turin Jazz Festival (Italy), March Mancouche festival (UK), IGGf (UK), Cloughtober festival (Ireland). Kourosh Kanani-guitar Jeremie Coullon-Guitar Matt Holborn-violin Eleazar Spreafico-double bass

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Crh Music Presents Sarah Jarosz

on Thu, 2 Feb 2017 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

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Steve Knightley - The Landlocked Tour 2017

on Thu, 2 Feb 2017 at Firbeck Village Hall 7:00pm

Steve Knightley is an English singer, songwriter and acoustic musician. Since 1992 he has been one half of the UK's most successful Folk/Roots duos 'Show of Hands'. The acclaimed Show of Hands frontman has been rated as 'one of England's greatest singer-songwriters', with an extensive back catalogue of inspired compositions. For this solo 'Landlocked' tour, Steve will be combining material from his live albums 'Off the Beaten Track' and 'All at Sea'. The first part of the evening will draw on his treasure trove of original and traditional songs about the English countryside while the second half will showcase the best of his rich nautical repertoire. A welcome return to Firbeck and a show not to be missed! Doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start. Tea & Coffee available, bring your own alcoholic drinks or The Black Lion pub is opposite.

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Wille & The Bandits

on Thu, 2 Feb 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Essentially Wille and the Bandits is a classic blues rock three piece much in the vain of Cream or The Jimi Hendrix experience. But in a similar way to how these bands pushed the genre in their time, Wille and the Bandits try to take their sound beyond what is expected of such a traditional line up. The use of more bizarre instrumentation and eclectic influences in the song writing often pushes them more into a world music or progressive category. Having toured with artists such as Deep Purple through to the John Butler trio and played major festivals across Europe, the band seem to leave an equally astounding impression on audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds with their energetic and soulful performances. They have received great critical acclaim, being voted in the top ten must see bands at Glastonbury 2014 by BBC Radio 1 and reaching number 2 in the UK blues chart with their first single on downloads alone. Now touring their third independently released studio album Wille and the Bandits fan base, repertoire of sounds, styles and innovation seems to be growing at an exponential rate. The band are praised in the press for their albums; bursting at the seams with textures, originality and soul. Rock legends such as Ian Paice, Joe Bonamassa and Francis Rossi have also praised the band's musicianship and their unique edge to Rock and Blues. It's rare to find a band as dynamic as Wille and the Bandits, one that is just as comfortable and as impressive at both ends of the sonic spectrum. In the modern age of disposable music it is refreshing to hear a band that still value the art of creating albums and who continue to bring new instruments and ideas into their songwriting rather than settling for a tried and tested formula. Ten seconds of Youtube will not scratch the surface of the band's sound and message; this is a band that is very much about discovery and one best experienced LIVE!. Love the soul in their music Bob Harris Wille & the Bandits are taking roots music to a new level Rootstime Magazine Wille is a superb slide player, I love what these guys are doing Joe Bonamassa These boys can really groove Francis Rossi, Status Quo These boys can groove and sing like whiskey angels and it doesn't take long to realise why they belong on the festival circuit. - Glastonbury Festival This incredibly talented band excels in playing not just one or two musical styles but in fact focus on several genres to an extremely high quality. Maverick Magazine www.willeandthebandits.com

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The House Devils

on Thu, 2 Feb 2017 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:00pm

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Petere Bruntnell Band

on Fri, 3 Feb 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

NME claimed that 'Peter Bruntnell's records should be taught in schools' and if you ask the likes of Rumer, Peter Buck, Scott Mccaughey, Willy Vlautin, Jay Farrar, John Murry or Kathleen Edwards they'll all agree that Peter Bruntnell is a writer with rare and mysterious qualities. It's interesting that American musicians are so seduced by such a uniquely British artist, and Peter has toured extensively with Son Volt, Kathleen Edwards and Richmond Fontaine. 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 Warner Brothers imprint, Slowriver/ Rykodisc and released 'Normal For Bridgwater'. This was to be his biggest commercial success and a record that won him wider acclaim in North America. But 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, continuing 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. With his new album, 'Nos Da Comrade', which features lead single 'Mr Sunshine', a rollicking deconstruction of a certain US presidential candidate and a golf course that destroyed a Scottish fishing community, getting rave reviews from across the music press, now is the time to catch one of our greatest singer songwriters. 'One of the finest songwriters in Britain' - The Independent 'His songs should be taught in schools' - NME 'One of England's best kept musical secrets' - Rolling Stone '..as a writer he has few real peers' The Guardian

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Amy Wadge And Luke Jackson

on Fri, 3 Feb 2017 at Faringdon Corn Exchange 7:30am

A pairing of two generations of captivating singer songwriters, Amy Wadge and Luke Jackson, touring together again across the UK AMY WADGE Grammy winner Amy Wadge is widely regarded as one of the country's most successful female singer/songwriters. Over the course of five solo albums, two collaborations, numerous compositions for other artists and hundreds of live performances all over the globe, she has established an outstanding body of work. Her voice is simply amazing with a breathtaking range and emotional impact while her songwriting continues to surpass most of her contemporaries. She has recently written songs with numerous upcoming songwriters, including Ed Sheeran, who released an EP, Songs I Wrote With Amy. Ed's globally best-selling single, Thinking Out Loud was co-written with Amy and has brought her songwriting even greater critical acclaim from a wider audience, along with winning Amy a Grammy and receiving a BRIT nominations. www.amywadge.com "An irresistible, riveting performer" Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 Amy is a ray of light one moment, shot through with sorrow the next. Her voice is amazing and it's suddenly clear why she's getting so much recognition - Big Issue The new Joni Mitchell, with her distinctive voice and well-crafted songs London Evening Standard LUKE JACKSON Luke Jackson is a rising young Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent , and 2013 saw him nominated for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and in 2014 he was named Fatea's Male Artist of the Year With a bold, show stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer demonstrating an astonishing maturity. He has been making waves on the live acoustic scene supporting such luminaries as Show of Hands, Karine Polwart, Oysterband and Martyn Joseph and he has delivered startling performances on the UK festival scene, from Cambridge to Sidmouth and The Great British Folk Festival. In the last year Luke as been playing Festivals across Europe, along with playing solo show in The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany. Luke will be releasing his brand new studio album, Tall Tales and Rumours in Autumn 2016 and according to Acoustic Magazine, he is an outstanding heir to the likes of Richard Thompson and Martin Simpson. With a wealth of finely-observed narrative songs, his mini-album, This Family Tree emphasises the exceptional maturity and versatility of one of the most exciting young singer songwriters and live performers on the scene! www.lukepauljackson.com A great singer, a great songwriter and a really commanding presence..I watch everything this young chap does with a considerable amount of interest and an equal measure of amazement. Mike Harding Luke has a voice you could get lost in. He has a musical maturity and a songwriting ability that belies his years. His roots may be firmly within folk music but his exuberant stage performance suggests emerging rock star! London Life Luke has already acquired both an unmistakable voice and a strikingly individual vision, so has a tremendous head start on the competition fRoots Reminds me of Jeff Buckley, which can only be a good thing Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Two words, bloody brilliant Maverick 5 star review

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Martin Stephenson

on Fri, 3 Feb 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://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html 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. MARTIN STEPHENSON has been one of the UK's best-loved musicians for 30 years. New album CALIFORNIA STAR sees him reunited with The Daintees, the band he's intermittently fronted through a string of albums and hundreds of gigs since his teens in the North East. Always popular on the circuit, Stephenson's must see live performances are an exuberant tour-de-force combining heart-in-your-mouth intimacy with playful humour and warm self-deprecation. The Daintees' critically acclaimed 1986 debut BOAT TO BOLIVIA opened up an always interesting story. It showcased Stephenson's songwriting, poetic romanticism and spiritual depth so marking him out as a soulful cream of the leftfield crop during the self-obsessed 1980s. Never pandering to a particular scene, Stephenson's lightness of touch on a varied mix of musical styles was immediately apparent. His path was destined to be a lifelong journey through the music he loved: folk, ragtime, jazz, rockabilly, show tunes, punk-pop and country. CALIFORNIA STAR continues his tradition for eclectic roots songwriting, and is the perfect middle-age bookend on a discography now amounting to 40 albums.

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Steve Chapman Smith

on Fri, 3 Feb 2017 at Ulverston Sports Club 7:45pm

Steve Chapman Smith has had a wide and varied musical career to date. He has played on many recordings from bands including Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Fiat Lux, Ghostdance, Riprize, Ada Wilson, Stranger than Fiction and more recently The Troubadors. He has also had the pleasure of recording 4 sessions for the late great John Peel with Red Lorry Yellow Lorry and Ghostdance at the BBC's Maida Vale studios. Steve spent five years writing, recording and performing with The Troubadors playing their own take on Americana at many festivals and club dates around the UK. He has now launched a solo career showcasing his original material with a few much loved covers from artistes such as Steve Earle, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Gram Parsons and The Stones. Passionate songs of grit and substance, real songs about real people and real life. No rose tinted glasses here!

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Ray Cooper

on Fri, 3 Feb 2017 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Ray Cooper is an independent singer/ songwriter and multi-instrumentalist currently living in Sweden. Born of a Scottish mother and an English father, Ray grew up in England and started to play in bands when he was just 16. Moving between rock, punk, pop and world music, and working as a singer, bass guitar player and cellist, he finally hooked up with Oysterband in 1988 and began a long exploration into his own roots. 
Moving to Sweden in 2000, he continued playing with Oysterband, eventually touring in 27 countries and recording 19 albums with them. In 2012 the band won three BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for Best Group, Best Album and Best Traditional Track and they were dubbed by fROOTS magazine as one of the three 'Icons Of Folk'. Despite their success, Ray took the bold decision to leave the band and go solo in February 2013 and he has since been touring extensively across Europe. His first solo album 'Tales of Love, War and Death by Hanging' was released in 2010 whilst he was still playing and touring with Oysterband. The album has a strongly historical theme and was recorded in a small log cabin in Sweden. The sound is simple but at times evokes a much bigger scale. Citing influences such as T-Bone Burnett, Ennio Morricone, Johnny Cash and June Tabor, Cooper played cello, guitar, harmonium, mandolin, mandola and harmonica to accompany his stirring and finely crafted songs. His second album 'Palace Of Tears' displays a distinct nordic flavour with the inclusion of Swedish fiddles and the Finnish kantele which runs like a seam throughout the album. Like its predecessor, it is a mighty sounding record, one which audibly means business right from the outset: rugged and bold in character, intent and delivery. "It's about my experiences of living and working in Northern Europe over the last quarter century. I define myself as a Northern European now, rather than being Scottish" says Ray. A strong sense of place and history permeates and accentuates the bittersweet character of Ray's songwriting though his perspective is often more personal, and sometimes unashamedly romantic. He has stepped beyond the cultural and geographical confines of the British Isles and opened himself up to the musical styles and stories to be told from all of Northern Europe. It works incredibly well, he continues to develop as a songwriter and impress as a multiinstrumentalist, playingt cello, guitar, piano, harmonica, harmonium, mandolin, bass and the kantele. His live shows combine all of these elements into an unforgettable and powerful whole. Not to be missed!

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Three Cane Whale

on Fri, 3 Feb 2017 at Oxford Friends' Meeting House 7:30pm

A multi-instrumental acoustic trio based in Bristol, UK, featuring members of Spiro, Get The Blessing and Scottish Dance Theatre. As intricate as a team of watchmakers, as spare as a mountain stream, the music encompasses both a cinematic sweep and an intimate delicacy, in which the aroma of muddy leaves and old nettles is almost tangible (The Observer)

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Three Cane Whale

on Fri, 3 Feb 2017 at Oxford Friends' Meeting House 7:30pm

A multi-instrumental acoustic trio based in Bristol, UK, featuring members of Spiro, Get The Blessing and Scottish Dance Theatre. As intricate as a team of watchmakers, as spare as a mountain stream, the music encompasses both a cinematic sweep and an intimate delicacy, in which the aroma of muddy leaves and old nettles is almost tangible (The Observer)

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Nadine Khouri

on Fri, 3 Feb 2017 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Comfy & Acoustic 2017. Get the lower price of £5 by pre-booking. £7 on the door. Three fantastic acts in one bookshop. Act details coming soon. Doors open at 7pm, get in early to get a good seat. Stage times Ben P Williams 8.00-8.35 Wednesday's Wolves 8.50-9.30 Nadine Khouri 9.45-10.30 The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, including alcohol, and cake. NO other food or drink to be brought onto the premises. IMPORTANT NOTE: Our stage is IN FRONT of the door so if you are late, you will have to wait outside, possibly in the cold rain, til the act finishes their set/song. Don't be late, or you'll have to wait. For details of parking and the bookshop please visit www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk. You can JOIN OUR CLUB that gets you into every single Comfy & Acoustic gig for less than half price. Send us an email or chat in-store for more details.

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Apple Of My Eye Http://www.applesinlondon.com/

on Fri, 3 Feb 2017 at Wokingham Emmbrook Sports & Social Club 7:45pm

Apple of my Eye are the uproarious troubadours of London's modern folk scene. Their music blends traditional English folk with modern songwriting, using vocal harmonies and traditional instruments. They play regularly around London are fast becoming regular highlights of the folk festivals including Secret Garden, Wilderness and headline slots at Stainsby and Exile festivals. Their latest album The Beast Below was released on 19 September 2016 to rave reviews. "a masterclass of storytelling through music." Songwriting Magazine APPLE OF MY EYE are Dan Rusbridge Harmonica, violin and vocals Phil Cornwell Double Bass and vocals Chris Rusbridge Bouzouki and vocals Arran Glass Guitar and vocals Jo Silverston Cello and vocals Kit Massey Violin and vocals Alex Scott Guitar and vocals http://www.applesinlondon.com/ Tickets £10 in advance

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Sarah Jarosz

on Fri, 3 Feb 2017 at Guildford St Mary's Church 7:30pm

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Worry Dolls

on Fri, 3 Feb 2017 at Stockport West Heaton Bowling, Tennis & Squash Club 8:00pm

An evening with London indie-folk duo Worry Dolls, whose music is packed full of sublime harmonies, atop a plethora of varied instruments.

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Hope And Social

on Fri, 3 Feb 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

www.hopeandsocial.com The 6 piece Leeds Band Like No Other!!

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Harpin' By The Sea

on Sat, 4 Feb 2017 at Hove The Brunswick 10:00am

A day to brighten up your mid winter and to celebrate that versatile little instrument; the harmonica! On 4th Feb 2017, 'Harpin' by the Sea' returns for its 7th annual festival. It is now one of the most popular occasions in the international harmonica calendar, as featured on BBC Radio 4 and Radio 2. Whether you're a total beginner or a seasoned player, you'll leave with a hat full of smiles and new ideas. We welcome all abilities and all musical preferences. HBTS is a great opportunity to indulge in a mid winter cornucopia of harmonica instruction, jamming, headline entertainment and fun! For Beginners, this is a great opportunity to learn some solid foundation skills and have lots of good fun! For Intermediate players, our workshops will take you to the next level. For Advanced players, here's an ideal chance to glean new ideas from our experts. Schedule: Registration 10.00 / Welcome meeting 10.45 Beginners should bring a 10 hole 'Blues' harmonica in 'C' major. Intermediates and Advanced players should bring all the keys they have, including 'C' major. All Workshops levels - 11.00 to 12.30 / 2.00 to 3.30 Final Workshop / Masterclass / Break Out Session - 4.00 to 5.15 Jam session - all participants are very welcome - 5.30 to 6.30 Chill Out - 6.30 to 7.45 'Harpin' by the Sea' Evening Concert - 8.00 to 11.00 (doors 7.45) For full info see: http://www.thebrunswick.net/2016/08/harpin-by-the-sea-saturday-4th-feb-2017/

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Aynsley Lister

on Sat, 4 Feb 2017 at Melton Mowbray Eastwell Village Hall 7:00pm

Regarded as one of the UK's finest proponents of rocking blues, this is a rare chance to see Aynsley Lister up close and personal in a stripped down, intimate setting. Don't be fooled into thinking solo means 'limited and plodding'; his solo performances are the perfect platform to witness his amazing ability to sync rhythmical chords, bass lines and stinging lead guitar whilst singing and accompanying it all with his custom-built stomp box! After live sessions for BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris and Paul Jones and performances alongside the likes of Buddy Guy, John Mayall and Robert Cray, Aynsley became the only British artist to be featured in Classic Rock's Top 10 Contemporary Blues Rock Artists. Expect an evening of finely crafted songs performed with a passion and conviction that will have you hooked from the very first chord.

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Masai Blues

on Sat, 4 Feb 2017 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Masai Blues

on Sat, 4 Feb 2017 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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The Hill Billy Troupe & Beggar's Bridge

on Sat, 4 Feb 2017 at Howden The Shire Hall 7:30pm

The Hillbilly Troupe must be the happiest accident in Hull's if not the world's cultural history. Sometimes they're a seven piece, sometimes nine, sometimes more, sometimes less. They've been described as a cross between the Pogues and Lonnie Donegan, while 'mucky skiffle' was one of the more memorable labels that have been attached to them, though they refused to be defined; they are too busy being musical, having fun and bringing that all home to you to be bothered with pigeonholes. Creating a heady brew of folk mixed with punk and ska and a healthy dose of Americana, they perform often autobiographical songs that spell out their meteoric riches to rags descent and first hand experiences of God, struggle, bandits, impending madness, telling lies, lost love, travel, drug abuse, murder, redemption, exile and the Costa Del Sol, all drowned in a lethal cocktail of whisky, cider and beer. Call the cops! Beggar's Bridge are a Hull-based band who have been continuing the tradition of fine folk acts to come out of the city, and blowing away a few cobwebs at folk and roots venues across the North of England for a couple of years now. Many of their songs are based upon the folklore that has developed around the people, places and events of their home county of East Yorkshire, encapsulating its rural, urban and maritime heritage, and they have a sound that straddles both the traditional and the contemporary, leaping from sparse and melancholic into the realms of stirring folk-rock, in the blink of an eye. Their recently-released second album, 'Short Stories, Tall Tales', proved to be a hit in the folk and roots media, with Tim Carroll of Folkwords calling it a memorable piece of folk-rock, Bright Young Folk describing it as an album which shows why folk song and folk tales are so fascinating and R2 magazine saying of the album Everything meshes together perfectly. Very impressive.

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The Cadillac Kings

on Sat, 4 Feb 2017 at London Seven Dials Club;;' 7:30pm

THE CADILLAC KINGS "The UK's premier blues & roots act" John Clarke, The Times Good time blues at its very best, do not miss these guys! Lionel Ross, Blues in Britain Magazine "One of the nation's finest bands in ANY genre. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Grahame Rhodes, Blues in the Northwest. If you are looking for an evening of superb entertainment, plus an optional full body workout, you must go and see these guys whenever you can Abigail de Munnik, Cumbrian Press online This is a band with a well-earned reputation for their unfailing ability to put on a great performance, with warmth and humour exuding from every pore. In short, they are an absolute delight. Ian Ross, Darlington R&B Festival Firm favourites on the blues & jump-jive scenes, The Cadillac Kings feature five of the UK's top blues and roots musicians. Fast approaching their fifteenth anniversary, the band has also signalled their strongest ever line-up, featuring two of the UK's very best instrumentalists Tim Penn, pianist, accordionist & professor of all things New Orleans, Mal Barclay, brilliant west coast stylist, slide guitar, Mike Thomas, vocals, harmonica, lead guitar, Roy Webber, drums, vocals, Paul Cuff, double bass. Inspired by the sounds and styles of the '40s & '50s with a distinctly modern take lyric-wise, this is a band with a reputation for wowing their audiences, from intimate clubs to major festivals, from theatres to dance-halls, the length & breadth of the UK & Europe, from the Canaries to the Arctic Circle! Since their formation in 2000 the band has shared stages with blues & roots acts such as John Mayall, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Rod Piazza, Lazy Lester, Magic Slim, Lil' Ed & His Blues Imperials, Louisiana Red, Larry Garner, Nappy Brown, Sherman Robertson, Little Feat & Delbert McLinton to name but a few! Along the way the band has picked up numerous awards including The Times' best blues cd of the year 2004 for 'Highway 17' (33WM131) and in 2009 Canada's 'Real Blues' Magazine's award for the best UK blues act & cd for 'Trouble in Store' (33WM145). Their 2012 release Gonna Tell Your Momma was recorded 100% live in Norway and has had rave reviews in every magazine from 'Blues in Britain' to 'Folk Roots', from 'Blues Blast USA' to 'Blues News Norway'! Their new CD 'The Secret of my Success' has just become Proper Music's top selling blues disc, and has won praise from Paul Jones, who has played tracks on his radio show. Stuart Coleman said Just finished checking out the new Cadillac Kings CD. Some fine musicianship throughout delivered with authority and panache. Love the shuffles, in particular The Secret of My Success, which really cooks. The critics said: "Wonderful stuff" Blues & Rhythm magazine/"A five star release - Highly recommended" Vintage Rock magazine/"This is a majestic collection" Now Dig This magazine/"Their best yet, heartily recommended" Red Lick Reviews/"All blues & R&B bases are given a new lease of life" Proper Music/"A white-knuckle ride" Phil the Quill's blues blog www.cadillackings.co.uk Tickets: Door £12 www.wegottickets.com £10

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Ray Cooper In Concert

on Sat, 4 Feb 2017 at Upper BasildonSt Stephens Church 7:00pm

The welcome return to Village Concerts regular Ray Cooper after a 15 month gap. Former Oysterband bassman and multi-instrumentalist Ray will be performing a selection of material from his two excellent albums, as well as a bunch of new songs. He'll also be giving the church organ a good workout! Published prices are earlybird ticket prices available until Saturday 7th January. After that date they will increase to £15 adult, £10 age 14-17 (both plus booking fee)

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Ray Cooper In Concert

on Sat, 4 Feb 2017 at Upper BasildonSt Stephens Church 7:00pm

The welcome return to Village Concerts regular Ray Cooper after a 15 month gap. Former Oysterband bassman and multi-instrumentalist Ray will be performing a selection of material from his two excellent albums, as well as a bunch of new songs. He'll also be giving the church organ a good workout! Published prices are earlybird ticket prices available until Saturday 7th January. After that date they will increase to £15 adult, £10 age 14-17 (both plus booking fee)

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Trio Manouche

on Sat, 4 Feb 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. -------- Trio Manouche are a world-class gypsy swing ensemble performing the works of Django Reinhardt and their own up-beat quirky original compositions in the style of Hot Club de France, bringing a unique and contemporary take on the genre and the repertoire. The trio have played in Jazz clubs and festivals throughout the UK, Europe and South America and have worked and performed with some of the top exponents of Gypsy Jazz in the world, including Angelo Debarre, Tchavolo Shmitt and Stochelo Rosenberg. Their latest album "The Nu Gypsy" features internationally renowned artists Natty Bo (Ska Cubano) and Quentin Collins.

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Big Mamma's Door

on Sat, 4 Feb 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... Regulars on the London blues scene, and fronted by the ballsy vocals of Fiona McElroy, Big Mamma's Door play an eclectic mix of swinging blues from the 20s-50s. "The audience was wowed by the sheer personality of Fiona as a performer, the artistry of the guitarist and the musical excellence of the rest of the band." Blues in Britain "The crowd had no choice but to enjoy things enormously..." Blues in London "Excellent band...her smoky/laid-back voice does the risqué blues-with-soul stuff with a vengeance." Blues in the South

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Megson

on Sun, 5 Feb 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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Cara Dillon

on Sun, 5 Feb 2017 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:00pm

The extraordinary Irish singer makes music that transcends genres and crosses barriers. 'A Thousand Hearts', Cara Dillon's fifth solo album, is another small masterpiece of song and emotion, ethereal and radiant, beautifully honed and perfectly true. If you don't know the voice of Cara Dillon, you're in for a treat. If you are already amongst her legions of admirers around the world, you know you have something special in store. Show starts 7.30pm

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Dipper Malkin At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 5 Feb 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Dipper Malkin are a captivating new duo who are rapidly earning a reputation for elevating traditional music to new heights of sturdy beauty and sophistication. John Dipper (viola d'amore) was one third of The English Acoustic Collective alongside Chris Wood and Robert Harbron and currently works with string quartet Methera, while Dave Malkin (guitar, voice) was a founding member of trio Tandem, stylishly combining traditionally informed compositions with live electronics. 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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Said The Maiden

on Mon, 6 Feb 2017 at London Green Note 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 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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Crh Music Presents Joey Landreth

on Mon, 6 Feb 2017 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

Born and raised on the Canadian prairies, Joey Landreth grew up with a guitar in his hands. He worked as a side man through his teens and early twenties, playing music across genres from gospel to country, and at twenty-five joined forces with his older brother to form The Bros. Landreth. The band was immediately successful, attracting comments such as "Absolutely Brilliant" - Bob Harris, BBC and "Bob Harris could not have said it any better." Relix Magazine. Joey is now launching his solo career. With the rare ability to be at both vulnerable and open, yet seriously blow audiences away with his musical proficiency, great things are promised.

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Jeff Finlin

on Tue, 7 Feb 2017 at Bristol Alma Tavern Theatre 7:30pm

Cleveland born Jeff Finlin is a fascinating and unique artist, with a career that has taken many twists and turns. A classic singer songwriter in the hard travelling and harder living mould, his insightfully literate lyrics can be both funny and soulfully intense. Here to promote the release of his 20 track retrospective CD Life After Death, this promises to be an evening of musical intimacy with one of America's finest balladeers. "Fiinlin writes with the minimalist grit of Sam Shepard and Raymond Carver - tune in and you will hear an elusive magic." The Chicago Sun Times.

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Moore Moss Rutter

on Tue, 7 Feb 2017 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Breabach

on Wed, 8 Feb 2017 at London Heath Street Church 7:30pm

Voted 'Best Live Act 2013' & 'Best Folk Band 2012' at the Scots Trad Music Awards and twice nominated 'Best Band' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards; Scottish five-piece Breabach deliver a thrilling and unique brand of contemporary folk music that has earned them international recognition on the world and roots music scene as one of the UK's most dynamic and exciting bands. After a whirlwind five years traversing the globe, touring Australia, New Zealand, Asia, North America, Scandinavia and the middle East, Breabach are delighted to announce their fifth studio album Astar (translating from Scottish Gaelic as distance or journey). The music on the album takes inspiration from the beauty of both the places and people the band have visited and the wonderful musicians and cultures encountered along the way. Working with producer Greg Lawson (Moishes Bagel, BBC SSO, Grit Orchestra) the band have taken melodic, rhythmic and harmonic ideas from each of the countries they have visited. Some of this is woven into the arrangement, some of this is achieved through self-penned works. Through it all however, their Scottish roots still remain at the core of the recording with work from Burns, Dick Gaughan and Donald Macleod finding its way into the mix.

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Paul Jones & Dave Kelly In Ealing

on Wed, 8 Feb 2017 at London The Red Room 8:00pm

8th February sees Paul Jones and Dave Kelly, two legendary names from the British blues circuit, gig in the venue where so many names in British Music 'cut-their-teeth' learning to jam and absorb the sounds of the blues in the early 60's London 'R & B' scene. Prior to the creation of Mann-Hugg Blues Brothers, who would later evolve into Manfred Mann, Paul Jones became one of the regular visitors to the Ealing Club' blues sessions run by Alexis Korner & Cyril Davies whose band Blues Incorporated helped put Ealing on the London Music Map back in 1962-65. In 1963, as a member of Manfred Mann, Paul Jones and colleagues would become the resident Ealing Club band, following on from Blues Incorporated and The Rolling Stones, who were already wooing larger crowds in well-known venues across London. Manfred Mann would achieve international success on the launch of their single 5,4,3,2,1 originally recorded as the soundtrack to Ready, Steady, Go. Despite US tours and success the band would come back to honour outstanding contracts with Ealing taking to the stage one more time at the tiny basement bar. In 2016, Paul returns to play the blues with Dave Kelly, his band-mate from the Blues Band who is also a pioneer of British Blues. Dave's career began in 1964, when alongside his older sister Jo-Ann he began to inspire a whole generation with the sounds created by acoustic blues musicians such as Memphis Minnie, Son House, Robert Johnson and Mississippi Fred McDowell. Subsequently, he joined the John Dummer band in 1967 and then ran his own Dave Kelly Band, eventually joining up with Paul Jones on slide guitar as part of The Blues Band. Dave has played with Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Son House & Buddy Guy amongst many others, so Wednesday 8th February will no doubt deliver some great acoustic blues, slide guitar and harmonica sounds. Look forward to some fascinating anecdotes from the world of British Blues recounted in a place where so many influential Blues and Rock Musicians first discovered the blues.

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Bob Cheevers

on Wed, 8 Feb 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. -------- Celebrating his 50th year as a songwriter with over 3,000 songs to his credit, Bob Cheevers' new 5-disc, box-set is appropriately called Fifty Years. The retrospective album covers half a century of his writing featuring almost 100 songs. Growing up in the R&B flavored city of Memphis was followed by 25 years in the West Coast pop field and then 16 years as a journeyman writer in Nashville which led him to what he describes as his wonderful life in Austin. A veteran of touring the UK (this February being his 12 year), he has earned the respect of his peers world wide. His Austin pal Ray Wylie Hubbard says Bob Cheevers is one cool scarecrow gypsy poet who writes and sings the romantic, beautiful truth. When he releases a record, I listen.

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Steve Knightley @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club, Ellesmere Port

on Thu, 9 Feb 2017 at Ellesmere Port The Whitby Club 7:15pm

Steve Knightley is the lead singer of the iconic folk and roots trio SHOW OF HANDS. He pays another visit to the club in the Oak Room. Previous concerts have been sell-outs so it is recommended that tickets are purchased early. If you have an enquiry ring - 0151-678-9902. The venue is: The Whitby Club, Dunkirk Lane/Chester Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 6QF. Concert starts at 8-00pm.

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Andy Shauf

on Thu, 9 Feb 2017 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

Acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter Andy Shauf has announced an extensive European tour in February 2017. Shauf will tour in support of his critically acclaimed album The Party, which was released earlier this year on Anti-. The tour follows his 13-date, sold out North American tour. His new song, Quite Like You, has also been premiered on Clash. Its animated video, featuring an alien house party, was directed by Chad Van Gaalen (METZ, Black Mountain, Holy Fuck). Next to receiving an overwhelming critical acclaim from music critics around the world for The Party, Andy Shauf was shortlisted for Canada's prestigious Polaris Music Prize in 2016, alongside Grimes, Carly Rae Jepsen, U.S. Girls and 2016 winner Kaytranada. 'Canadian troubadour Andy Shauf is a find' The Guardian 'It's a baroque-pop exercise with echoes of Seventies smarties like Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman and Steely Dan, though rather more empathetic than them' The Independent 'A graduate of the school of Burt Bacharach, solo Lennon, Macca and Wings, The Carpenters, Harry Nilsson and Elliott Smith, Shauf can locate the game changing chord that great songs pivot on, for which lesser talents fumble in vain. The Party conceals killer lyrics in music of extraordinary beauty and lushness' Sunday Times

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Allan Taylor

on Thu, 9 Feb 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

One of the last of the travelling troubadours of the 1960s, Allan ranks amongst our most literate and accomplished of acoustic songsmiths. His compositions are faultlessly constructed and flawlessly performed, his smooth, dark voice is instantly recognisable and his guitar playing is intricate yet full-sounding. Always a night to savour.

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Allan Taylor

on Thu, 9 Feb 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

One of the last of the travelling troubadours of the 1960s, Allan ranks amongst our most literate and accomplished of acoustic songsmiths. His compositions are faultlessly constructed and flawlessly performed, his smooth, dark voice is instantly recognisable and his guitar playing is intricate yet full-sounding. Always a night to savour.

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Southern Tenant Folk Union

on Fri, 10 Feb 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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Said The Maiden

on Fri, 10 Feb 2017 at Stony Stratford The Cock Hotel (Marquee Suite) 7:30pm

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Philip Henry And Hannah Martin

on Fri, 10 Feb 2017 at Bristol St Helens Church, Alveston 7:30pm

St Helen's Alveston could not be more pleased to welcome back Philip Henry and Hannah Martin after their fabulous concert here in 2016. They have had a meteroric rise to fame since being discovered by Steve Knightley while busking at Sidmouth. The last 18 months have been their busiest to date. They recorded a concert, Live In Calstock, to make a record of their sound during these initial years; the resulting album once again went down a storm with the critics, "utterly inspired and magnificent" (Spiral Earth). They toured with folk legend Seth Lakeman. They attended Folk Alliance in Kansas City, and bookings for Canada and Australia in 2016 swiftly followed. As well as around 130 UK dates, they have also played in South Africa, France, Norway, Japan, The Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium during this period. See them at St Helen's Alveston on 10th February 2017.

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Chris While, Kellie While & Julie Matthews!

on Fri, 10 Feb 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:00am

Oooooh! We've been trying to get this gig in the diary for YONKS because these three are just the most sublime and powerful singers of beautiful songs, both original compositions and great covers and they are right up there at the top of favourites list. Chris While & Julie Matthews are one of the best loved duos on the folk and acoustic music scene, winning Best Duo at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and going from strength to strength every year. Song writers and singers extraordinnaire, they have been involved in various collaborations with the likes of Eddi Reader, Barbara Dickson, Martin Simpson, Fairport Convention, Richard Thompson and many, many more. They are internationally loved, tour Australia regularly as well as touring in the UK and have one of the most loyal followings in the business. A Chris and Julie gig moves, delights and excites you! And tonight in a very rare appearance with the other two, is the wonderful Kellie While to make it even more special! Kellie tours regularly with her mum, Chris, as well as with The Albion Band's Christmas Show and has worked with Martin Simpson, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Richard Thompson and Teddy Thompson and was an integral part of E2K in the early noughties. She sings for the pure love of it - as do Chris & Julie - and this comes across every time. Together this is an incredible trio of fantastic, powerful and beautiful voices, ready wit & repartee and great songs. What on earth is not to like? Please come along and enjoy this with us and chase away those February blues :) Doors at 7pm, concert starts at 7.30pm. MC'd by the fabulous, Martin Simpson.

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Chris While, Kellie While & Julie Matthews!

on Fri, 10 Feb 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:00am

Oooooh! We've been trying to get this gig in the diary for YONKS because these three are just the most sublime and powerful singers of beautiful songs, both original compositions and great covers and they are right up there at the top of favourites list. Chris While & Julie Matthews are one of the best loved duos on the folk and acoustic music scene, winning Best Duo at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and going from strength to strength every year. Song writers and singers extraordinnaire, they have been involved in various collaborations with the likes of Eddi Reader, Barbara Dickson, Martin Simpson, Fairport Convention, Richard Thompson and many, many more. They are internationally loved, tour Australia regularly as well as touring in the UK and have one of the most loyal followings in the business. A Chris and Julie gig moves, delights and excites you! And tonight in a very rare appearance with the other two, is the wonderful Kellie While to make it even more special! Kellie tours regularly with her mum, Chris, as well as with The Albion Band's Christmas Show and has worked with Martin Simpson, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Richard Thompson and Teddy Thompson and was an integral part of E2K in the early noughties. She sings for the pure love of it - as do Chris & Julie - and this comes across every time. Together this is an incredible trio of fantastic, powerful and beautiful voices, ready wit & repartee and great songs. What on earth is not to like? Please come along and enjoy this with us and chase away those February blues :) Doors at 7pm, concert starts at 7.30pm. MC'd by the fabulous, Martin Simpson.

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Laura Holland Trio

on Fri, 10 Feb 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Laura Holland is an exceptional singer. Double-award nominated, Laura sings with soul, personality and passion. She is inspired and energised by the classic sounds of Chess and Stax Records, including Otis Redding, Jimmy Reed, and many more. Laura is reminiscent of Billie Holiday and Etta James. Her "impassioned vocals delight" [The Blues magazine]. Laura appears in combinations from duo through to a full 7-piece band with brass section. Already featured on the covers of music magazines, Laura is an established festival performer. Her lively trio performances are fast winning her even more fans Blues in Britain: Laura has the rare ability to make a connection with each and every person in the audience that has them thinking she is singing solely to them. Vintage Rock Magazine: It's Holland's bottomless vocal talents and clear natural ability to emote crossing the great band/audience divide without any discernable effort that lies at the heart of this excellent journey through soulful heyday Chess/Stax influenced originals (Dare I Believe album review). Blues Matters! : A damn fine treat to the ears (Smokehouse Sessions album review). The Blues Magazine: Laura's impassioned vocals delight

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9bach: Anian

on Fri, 10 Feb 2017 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Lisa Jên vocals, harmonium, piano Martin Hoyland guitars, hammer dulcimer Ali Byworth drums, percussion Dan Swain bass guitar, double bass Esyllt Glyn Jones harp, vocals Mirain Haf Roberts vocals, piano, hammer dulcimer 9Bach formed in 2005 thanks to a chance meeting between Welsh singer-songwriter Lisa Jên (also known for her collaborative work with Super Furry Animals' Gruff Rhys) and English guitarist Martin Hoyland. With their unmistakable sound of Welsh language vocals shimmering alongside swamp guitar, harp, rhythm section and a subtle use of technology, 9Bach have been widely credited with giving a new voice to Welsh song. Their second album, Tincian, was described by The Line of Best Fit as 'ripped through with transcendence; a brooding melancholy as much as a gossamer dreaminess', and was voted Best Album at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Awards by the public. New album Anian is a soulful, brooding record whose songs take a critical look at the world in which we live. While Tincian commemorated stories from the past, Anian explores more contemporary themes. The double CD package includes companion piece Yn dy lais / In your voice, where writers, actors, poets and singers Peter Gabriel, Maxine Peake and Rhys Ifans among them give their own interpretations of the songs as a way to convey the meaning to a non-Welsh speaking audience.

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Michael Roach

on Fri, 10 Feb 2017 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:30pm

Michael Roach will tell you that he didn't choose the blues. The blues chose him. When he first picked up a guitar, this son of South Carolina farming folk had jazz and soul on his mind. That all changed when he found himself sitting at the feet of the the masters of the East Coast Blues. It has been Michael's life's work to carry the torch for the old timers who taught him the blues, Philadelphia Jerry Ricks, John Cephas and John Jackson. With his trusty metal-bodied National this Kalamazoo favourite became an ambassador for the music that changed his life, taking the message around the world, through Europe, the Middle East, (yes, the Arabs in Dubai love the blues) and to South Africa Sri Lanka and Singapore. He's a teacher himself now, runs blues festivals and schools, lectures (Smithsonian Institute and Oxford University) and broadcasts, too. . But above all he is a performer, one with a brilliant knack of engaging his audience. It is with this act that he hopes to bring about a greater understanding of the blues and the Black experience.

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Serious Sam Barrett/shipcote & Friends (double Headline)

on Fri, 10 Feb 2017 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

Serious Sam Barrett Maybe we wanted to do something...To separate the words "BUSINESS" and "INDUSTRY" from the word "MUSIC"....Or to show that something that's soooo fundamental in peoples lives (and ears) isn't just an abstract fleeting 340 second blast that's magically ripped into the world...And please stop me if you've heard this one before...But maybe we want to show the trick in how the food gets to your plate...The drains of petrol, guitar strings and long studio sessions...Of second jobs and factoring in the simple rule that the people who help us out get treated as fairly as we can afford at the time...And hell maybe we wanted to point you to the equation that sometimes TIME + MONEY + HARDWORK + DREAMERS = One whole heap of FUN!!! Shipcote & Friends are the hot geordie jazzy swingy country troupe : Graham (Guitar/ Vocals) The silver foxed songwriter who's based & perambulate's in Gateshead Upon Tyne. He was originally with Hot Licks Cookies (30's authentic bluesy jug band duo) & also helped form Martin Stephenson & The Toe Rags. Jon ( Double Bass ) who has played in Blues/jazz bands forever & ever AND has finally found his match... Bry ( Guitar/Banjo) the jazzy guitar master who had early career success with White Heat & yet never played banjo with them. Cath ( Fiddle/Accordion ) great musician, teacher & lovely lincolnshire lady. What's she doing with this lot. John ( Snare ) known as Bongo to us friends. Played alongside Bry in the under 12 school cricket team & also in White Heat . He's very good to have on your team in a quiz. http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions/ https://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html 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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Kent Duchaine The American Delta Bluesman

on Fri, 10 Feb 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Kent was born in Wyzata a town in Minnesota & was taught to play ukulele, guitar & clarinet by his father by the age of 11. He later learned to play piano & electric guitar at school. He played in a local band with school friends performing 60's music. While reading the sleeve notes on an Eric Clapton album he was intrigued to find out more about Blues music & eventually he opened up for & performed with many of the greatest Bluesmen & women, including Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Bukka White, John Lee Hooker & Margie Evans. In 1979 Kent found his beloved Leadbessie a beat up 1934 National Steel guitar & kitted it out with heavy gauge strings to cope with his ferociously powerful playing style. He decided to move down South to be nearer to the roots of the Blues music he now embraced. Kent now lived the Blues Life riding the rails & running the roads, living in an old Cadillac then a tent & a motorhome playing venues all across the U.S.A playing nearly every night. 1989 Kent met & established a partnership with the legendary Bluesman Johnny Shines (a travelling companion of Robert Johnson King of the Delta Blues) Together with harmonica great Snooky Pryor they were honoured with the coveted W.C.Handy award for the best country Blues album of the year. Kent & Johnny performed over 200 shows together across North America, while Kent also continued his solo career. In 1992 Kent was one of the pallbearers who carried Johnny Shines to his grave. In the early 1990's Kent decided to spread the Blues he loved in the UK & Europe & to date has well over 100 overseas tours completed & 8 solo CDS & 1 DVD under his belt. The Sunday Times listed him as one of the 5 best concerts in the UK in 2001 & a further crowning honour came when he was asked by Alabama's State Culture Officer to represent the State on a cultural visit to Italy despite him no longer living in Alabama. Kent had just finished a 6 week tour in the UK in 2015 & was about to fly home, when he was asked by Ben Boogie Waters if he would cancel his flight in order to play in a B B King tribute concert in central London in aid of the British Heart Foundation together with a number of luminaries including music legends Bill Wyman & Elliott Randall. Kent was only too happy to be part of such a superb evening. When not thrilling music lovers with Delta Blues, Urban Blues & his own original compositions Kent can be found at home in beautiful South Georgia with his wife Sarah pursuing his favourite hobby fishing. They live on the shore of a large lake on the border between Georgia & Alabama, in a house which Kent has literally built with his own hands, reading D.I.Y. manuals along the way. A REAL Bluesman, Mike Harding (The Mike Harding Folk Show 2015) DuChaine is about as close as it's possible to be to an authentic Delta style Bluesman in the 21st century, Review Blues in Britain magazine 2014 One of the 5 best concerts in the UK (in any music genre) The Sunday Times 2001 http://www.kentduchaine.com/

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Hannah Johnson & The Broken Hearts

on Sat, 11 Feb 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Without wading in the quagmire of debate about what is and what defines 'Americana Music', The Broken Hearts seek to reveal the music that used to be called 'Country' in the impassioned era of Honky Tonk: when musicians sought only to play the best music possible and get folks up dancing. The material is a celebration of Honky Tonk, classic 'old' country, western swing, blues and standards with original songs written in these genres. With Green Note favourites The Toy Hearts on hiatus, we are excited to welcome this new Johnson family project to the Green Note stage! The Broken Hearts features: Stewart Johnson / Steel Guitars Simon Smith /Double Bass Chris Shirley or Howard Gregory /Guitar (Chris is the guitarist with 'King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys', Howard is the guitarist with 'The Steve Gibbons Band', both have served 'time' in early Toy Hearts line-ups) Hannah Johnson fronts the band on lead vocals, guitar and mandolin

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Kieran Halpin @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 11 Feb 2017 at Ascott-under-Wychwood The Swan 7:30pm

Sat 11th February Kieran Halpin @ Wychwood Folk Club + support from Damian Clarke The Swan Inn, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AY Tickets £8.00 in advance £10.00 on the door Start 8pm.Doors 7.30pm Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@zoho.com Since 1979 Kieran Halpin has recorded 18 albums, one live DVD and published 2 songbooks with 50 songs in each book. He is a successful songwriter with many of his songs covered by other artists such as Ilse De Lange(All The Answers), Vin Garbutt, Dolores Keane, Geraldine McGowan, Tom McConville, Niamh Parsons, The Battlefield Band, Flossie and the late John Wright. In fact his songs are performed in clubs, pubs and concert halls throughout the world. Some have also been translated into German, Finnish and Spanish! He has recorded albums in his native Ireland, Scotland, London, Nashville, Oxford and Sydney. 2011 sees the release of his 20th album the devil and his dealing a remarkable achievement over a 38 year career consistently prolific and artistically inventive. The new CD has 11 new songs and features the musicianship of Yogi Jockusch on percussion, Jimmy Smith on guitar, Manfred Leuchter on accordion, Percy Pursglove on double bass and Marion Fleetwood on backing vocals. 2012 will start with the release of Songbook 3 which will contain all the songs from the last 3 CD's. Whilst his albums are always something to look forward to it is live on stage where Halpin makes his mark. Powerful and passionate, intimate and intense, he is impossible to ignore. His voice has such an edge to it that he sounds like he is living every song. He has managed to marry his intelligent and thought provoking lyrics with great melodies and has developed over the years into a writer with a style all his own. All of this is underscored by an incisive wit in his introductions which helps an audience to understand where the song comes from and hint at where it might be going. Halpin is equally at home playing to a small folk club audience and a large festival crowd. What the critics say: Songs of sheer class and originality Wonderful stage presence and surprising humour Halpin is one of the country's most intelligent writers He has a voice that sells the songs and cuts to the heart Thought provoking lyrics and memorable melodies These songs made me think, laugh and cry all in one evening Great songs, great singing and great stories

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Ray Cooper

on Sat, 11 Feb 2017 at London Green Note 2:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 2pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 2.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 3.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Ray Cooper is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist currently living in Sweden. He plays cello, guitar, mandolin, harmonica and piano and his music references the folk music of Sweden and Scotland. He cites influences as diverse as Johnny Cash, Ennio Morricone and June Tabor. Ray Cooper, previously known as Chopper, played with Oysterband for many years and during that time released 19 albums, toured 27 countries and received many awards, including five Folk Awards from BBC Radio 2. He left the band in 2012 and has since been touring extensively in Northern Europe. Cds: 2010 'Tales of Love War and Death by Hanging', 2014 'Palace of Tears' Songbook: 2015 'Ray Cooper Songs'. A third solo album is now in production.

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Jackie Oates And Megan Henwood

on Sat, 11 Feb 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Megan Henwood and Jackie Oates sparked a friendship at Nettlebed Folk Club and discovered how effortlessly their vocals blended. In their solo careers they have both worked closely with Oxfordshire based bass player Pete Thomas, so he was the natural choice when they decided to put the band together.. He accompanies them, combining their vocal harmonies, viola, guitar with double bass. This multi award winning contemporary folk duo meld together their love of storytelling, songwriting and melody with their voices and acoustic instruments, resulting in a fresh sound that combines both reworked traditional folk song with original and contemporary material.

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Simon Spillett Quartet

on Sat, 11 Feb 2017 at Loughton Methodist Church 2:30pm

The award-winning saxophonist Simon Spillett brings his Quartet to Loughton for an afternoon fundraiser for the National Jazz Archive. The Quartet also features John Critchinson (piano), Alec Dankworth (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums). This concert is one of a series during 2017 to raise funds to support the work of the National Jazz Archive.

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Stephen Fearing

on Sat, 11 Feb 2017 at Alstonefield Village Hall 7:15pm

Multiple Juno Award winner Stephen Fearing is one of the foremost performing singer-songwriters in Canada. Mixing powerful lyrics, creative arrangements and brilliant guitar playing, Fearing has built up a loyal and dedicated international audience with a wide range of songs - from his 1988 release Out to Sea, to his current offering Between Hurricanes. A founding member of Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, Stephen has collaborated with many artists including Richard Thompson, Sarah McLachlan, Tom Wilson, Colin Linden and produced the last Suzie Vinnick album. 7.15 doors, stage-time 7.45pm. Licensed bar

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The Rumblestrutters

on Sat, 11 Feb 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

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

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Crh Music Presents The Mastersons

on Sun, 12 Feb 2017 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

Those familiar with Steve Earle will know that Chris and Eleanor Masterson, who play in his band and often open the show for him, are two staggeringly talented musicians. According to Steve himself, "Chris is the best guitarist that's ever been in this band and Eleanor's better than any of us." In their own right, the husband and wife duo are an unmatched act - jaw dropping virtuosity, surprisingly hard hitting songs, expressive harmonies and masses of down home charm. Modern American roots music doesn't get much better.

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Ashley Hutchings - From Psychedelia To Sonnets

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

Ashley Hutchings MBE is renowned as the founder of Fairport Convention and other successful folk rock bands including Steeleye Span and the Albion Band (in all its many guises and reincarnations). What is less well known about Ashley is his talent as a wordsmith. In 2014 he published his first book, Words Words Words, a personal selection of song lyrics, poems, sonnets and other writings that both span his entire career and tell his story. An evening in Ashley's company is an opportunity to listen to him tell the stories behind the writings. With humour, drama and passion he takes the audience back in time to revisit the heady days of the pschedelic 60s and onward through the following years adding detail to the history of the bands he has created and describing some of the many projects he has brought to fruition. To set the scene for some of the stories, Ashley has invited talented singer/multi-instrumentalist Ruth Angell and singer/guitarist Becky Mills to share the female parts of several of the pieces that he has written and will talk about. They will also perform some of the songs and accompany him on acoustic guitar, violin and harmonium. 'Ashley Hutchings is the single most important figure in English folk rock. Before that his group Fairport Convention recorded some of the best versions of my unreleased songs. Listen to the bass playing on Percy's Song to hear how great he is.' - Bob Dylan

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Kent Duchaine

on Sun, 12 Feb 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Gaz Brookfield

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

Following the release of his fifth studio album, "I Know My Place", Gaz Brookfield is hitting the road once again, and stopping by Bath. After selling out The Fleece, Bristol, for the fifth time, months in advance, Brookfield brings his unique blend of folk story telling, and catchy upbeat songs back to The Chapel. His latest release is receiving rave reviews from industry journalists and musical peers alike. Don't miss this chance to see these songs performed solo, for the first time, and grab a copy of the new album while you're at it. Website: www.gazbrookfield.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gazbrookfieldmusic/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/GazBrookfield Nick Parker Glastonbury (UK) based Nick Parker was 13 when he first picked up a guitar and tried to string together a few chords. By 14 he had put down the guitar and picked up the mandolin. Not least of all because he wanted to be in his brother, Ant's band and they needed a mandolin player. The first few gigs came and went, under the name 'The Mandolin Brothers' (genius) before they changed their name to 'Why?' (equally genius) and they spent the next 10 years bouncing around on stages at hundreds of venues around the UK and Europe, reeling out their folk/rock/skiffle (latterly known as friffle) sillyness to sweaty teens and twentysomethings. In February 1998 Nick finally put down his eight string and picked up a six (mainly because his fingers had gotten too fat for the intricacies of a mandolin) and started guitar band 'Tobermory'. After various false starts, a few flirtations with industry 'big' boys and a few mini tours to Germany (including one where they went all the way to the east for a three gig weekend, two of which were cancelled) Tobermory played their last gig in 2004. 'The Gadabout Crowd' was next on Nick's 'to do' list, which was more of a folky/rocky affair. The crowd dispersed after only a few months of gatherment and Nick decided to go it alone. Now under the name of 'Nick Parker' (again quite clever), Nick has released two full-length albums, 2010's 'The King of False Alarms' and 2014's 'Angry Pork and the Occasional Bird' on German label Tonetoaster Records. Starting to feel a bit lonely, Nick recruited a few mates who quickly became known as the False Alarms who took to traipsing around Europe with him, Tetrissing their drums, bass, guitars, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, lapsteel and accordion into the back of his tired old bandwagon. Playing his tongue-firmly-in-cheek folky/country/straggly songs, Nick's shows solo or with the False Alarms -are as intimate and light-hearted as they are passionate and downright sweaty. http://nick-parker.co.uk/

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The Kaela Rowan Band

on Sun, 12 Feb 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:30pm

A SUNDAY NIGHT SCOTTISH FOLK SPECIAL. Named Gaelic Singer of the Year in 2016, Kaela was the lead vocalist in Mouth Music and has worked with artists like Eliza Carthy, Karen Matheson and Shooglenifty. Singing in both Gaelic and English, she is joined tonight by Shoogles' guitarist Ewan MacPherson and percussionist James Mackintosh, co-producer of her 5-star album The Fruited Thorn. Promoted jointly with PleasePleaseYou.

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Grace Petrie At Walthamstow Folk

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

Grace is one of the most exciting and charming songwriters around. Her unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered have won over audiences everywhere, and she has quietly become one of the most respected and prolific songwriters working in the UK today. You'll see her playing at venues all over the world, but also at benefits, fund-raisers and political events. 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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Celtic Fiddle Festival

on Mon, 13 Feb 2017 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Called 'three of the finest folk violinists anywhere' by The Washington Post, Celtic Fiddle Festival celebrates the violin in all its globe-trotting variations. Fiddlers Kevin Burke (Ireland), Christian Lemaître (Brittany, France) and Capercaillie's own Charlie McKerron (Scotland) showcase a fascinating juxtaposition of international and individual styles. Sold-out tours and standing ovations give testimony to the electricity and excitement generated by the group. Along with acclaimed guitarist Nicolas Quemener (Brittany), the quartet combines their talents, musical traditions, and spontaneous humour for an evening of dazzling energy and subtle grace. These traditional masters showcase their regional repertoires and together conjure an experience of breathtaking performances.

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Kaela Rowan

on Mon, 13 Feb 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 7.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kaela Rowan's voice has come a long way since her teens when she was singing in folk bands and playing sessions and festivals around her home in the Scottish Highlands. Citing an eclectic range of early influences John Martyn, Planxty and Joni Mitchell, amongst others Kaela has since forged her own unique path in the Scottish music scene. Moving to Edinburgh in her twenties, her passion for traditional song and dance led her to her becoming a dance and traditional music tutor for organisations such as DanceBase and Feisean Nan Gaidheal. Currently Kaela holds the post of Traditional Song Development Worker in the Scottish Borders. Kaela Rowan is best known as lead singer with the influential Scottish band Mouth Music. She recorded four albums with the band and toured globally with them in the 1990s.

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Claude Bourbon, Medieval & Spanish Blues

on Wed, 15 Feb 2017 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 8:00pm

Concert at 8.30pm Guitar & Songs Classically trained, Claude Bourbon is across every genre of the acoustic guitar. Spanish, Latin, Gypsy, Jazz and so impressively for the Blues, his smoky, soft vocals take you to that beautiful place occupied by the master JJ Cale. www.claudebourbon.org

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Kelly Oliver

on Wed, 15 Feb 2017 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:45pm

Kelly Oliver is an award winning contemporary folk musician who is regularly heard on BBC Radio 2 and 6. Her debut album gained an 'Emerging Excellence' Award from Help Musicians UK and a 4* review from The Telegraph. The Times says she 'blends traditional values with hints of a bold, indie-pop sensibility'. A Gallery Gig. Show starts at 8.15pm

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Peter Bruntnell + Jeff Finlin + Clive Barnes

on Wed, 15 Feb 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ PETER BRUNTNELL: It 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-winner Peter Smith (Sting/Squeeze), who produced Pete's debut Cannibal, still cites it as "one of the top 3 records I've worked on". In 1999 Peter signed to Slowriver/ Rykodisc and released Normal For Bridgwater, a record that was to be his biggest commercial success to date which 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 them touring together. It also saw the introduction to Peter's band of 17 year-old James Walbourne. As well as playing with Peter, James is now half of the duo Rails with his wife Kami Thompson. 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 named Peter as his favourite singer. His 2009 Loose album Peter And The Murder Of Crows is 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 an 'Americana Album Of The Month' in MOJO Magazine. Ever inventive, with 2011's Black Mountain UFO Peter mixed West Coast harmonies with the requisite dab of psychedelia. 2013's Retrospective featured tracks from all of Peter's albums to date and was crowned with a re-recorded version and video of 'Played Out' featuring platinum-selling Rumer. "Bruntnell has a remarkable knack for turning out big, dreamy, melodic, memorable songs" - MOJO "His songs are warm and beautifully radiant" Uncut "One of the finest songwriters in Britain" The Independent "One of England's best kept musical secrets" Rolling Stone C JEFF FINLIN: Born in Cleveland, Ohio, the grandson of Irish railroad workers (who seemed to be in the habit of leaping from trains), Jeff Finlin is a fascinating, unique artist. His career has taken many twists and turns. He began with wanderlust, traveling America using every form of transportation, with the exception of rickshaw (still on the bucket list). Having played in bands in Boston, Ohio and L.A, he finally wound up in Nashville with long-time mate and Academy Award nominee Gwil Owen ("A Softer Place to Fall") to form the rock band "the Thieves", which released the acclaimed "Seduced by Money", produced by Marshall Crenshaw on Capitol Records. In 1993, he went on to produce the self-released "Lonely Light" before going on to produce the Little Dog/ Mercury release, "Highway Diaries". The Chicago Sun Times said: "FINLIN writes with the minimalist grit of Sam Shepard and Raymond Carver - tune in and you will hear an elusive magic." Next it was on to New York, where Jeff incorporated the likes of Mark Ribot (Tom Waits and Elvis Costello) and Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan), to produce "Original Fin", which was released on BMG/Gravity in the UK and Ireland and NBFNY in the U.S. Music Row called the record: "A do it yourself piece of musical brilliance - Simply manna to the literate songwriter's soul." Uncut called Finlin - "A real find." CLIVE BARNES: Clive Barnes is a guitarist, singer and songwriter of rare quality. Clive has released four studio albums to date the latest of which The Ghost Country garnered rave four and five star reviews with previous album Welcome To Farewell winning Album of the Year in US publication Acoustic Guitar. Clive toured consistently throughout the US and Europe as a solo act and also as lap steel guitarist with the likes of Eric Bibb, Joe Cocker and Taj Mahal. He has toured as opening act with Jeff Beck, Alison Krauss, Gary Clark Jr, David Crosby, Dr. John, Greg Allman, Solomon Burke, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Seasick Steve, Rodrigo Y Gabriela and many many more. RTE's Harry Guiren noted in a review of Clive Barnes performing at Vicar Street, Dublin, "Clive is a guitarist who can make one acoustic sound like six. Barnes transported the entire, hushed venue across the Atlantic to where the paths taken by the Delta Blues, Tom Waits and Bruce Springsteen all led to his own special territory."

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The Pitmen Poets

on Wed, 15 Feb 2017 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Since the first Pitmen Poets tour in 2011, Sam West's revival of the seminal Close the Coalhouse Door has completed a triumphant UK tour and Lee Hall's Pitman Painters has been a hit in the West End and also on Broadway. Interest in the North East's mining tradition has never been more intense. What better time could there be for an opportunity to experience the brilliant entertainment of The Pitmen Poets? The Pitmen Poets celebrate the songs, humour, and culture of North East England's Coal Mining tradition, bringing together four of the region's leading champions of its musical heritage: Ex-Lindisfarne singer and writer Billy Mitchell, songman from London's West End musical Warhorse, Bob Fox, leading exponent of Tyneside song Benny Graham, and much-covered Folk Awards nominee songwriter Jez Lowe individually and collectively the Pitmen Poets. With archive footage and photographs, this is a journey through the centuries of a once-great industry, from the songs that saw it thrive and dominate, to those that saw its demise and the resulting aftermath. 'The stark setting of New Hartley's Memorial Hall was transformed into an emotional hothouse during the concert by the Pitmen Poets. The audience sang along, laughed and also shared moments of sadness as the combined talents of Billy Mitchell, Jez Lowe, Benny Graham and Bob Fox took them on an epic journey through the life and times of the Northumberland and Durham coalfields. What a great night!' Brian Coles Rock of the North thepitmenpoets.co.uk

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Nadia Reid

on Wed, 15 Feb 2017 at London Hoxton Hall 8:00pm

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The Black Lilies

on Wed, 15 Feb 2017 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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The Furrow Collective

on Thu, 16 Feb 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Nominated 'Best Traditional Track' with The Unquiet Grave and Emily was nominated for 'Folk Singer Of The Year' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016. Nominated 'Best Group' & 'Best Traditional Track' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015 Rachel Newton, Lucy Farrell, Emily Portman and Alasdair Roberts Voices, guitar, harp, viola, concertina, saw and banjo. Described by MOJO as 'a mouthwatering collaboration', Alasdair Roberts, Emily Portman, Lucy Farrell and Rachel Newton are four fine soloists sharing a mutual love of traditional songs, from both sides of the English and Scottish borders, with playful, boundary-defying musicianship. Since their critically acclaimed debut At Our Next Meeting, The Furrow Collective has been in demand as a touring band, gigging throughout Europe and performing BBC live sessions. Hot on the heels of two BBC Folk Award nominations, they have released an outstanding five track EP Blow out the Moon last autumn, coinciding with touring, offering a tempting taster of their next album. Each band member leads a song, moving with ease from jaunty stories of ailing horses, to poignant laments and sparsely adorned supernatural ballads. Blow Out the Moon culminates with the beautiful title track, a lullaby in spine-tingling four-part harmony. Strikingly unaffected vocals are accompanied by harp, guitar, viola, concertina, piano, banjo, fiddles and musical saw. Blow Out the Moon reflects the breadth of the Furrow Collective's diversity whilst showing a crystallisation of their unique sound. It gives a taste of great things to come with the forthcoming release of their single 'Wild Hog in the Woods' out in March and the second full length album arriving later on in 2016. 'A bravely sparse and compelling new take on traditional songs... A quietly classy young folk band' Guardian 'The Furrow Collective have an air of immeasurable antiquity, while at the same time making the songs vibrantly new'. R2

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Megson

on Thu, 16 Feb 2017 at Copmanthorpe Methodist Church 7:30pm

MEGSON bring their award winning folk music to Copmanthorpe! Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. As fRoots Magazine puts it 'if you don't like the music here then you have a problem. ' Summer 2016 saw the release of their much anticipated new studio album GOOD TIMES WILL COME AGAIN gaining them much critical acclaim. "One of the most original political folk sets of the year. Ewan MacColl would have been impressed." said The Guardian. "Relevant, thought-provoking songs that would make Woody Guthrie proud" said Acoustic Magazine. While folk broadcasting legend Mike Harding described it as "One of the top albums of 2016.". Doors 7:30pm - Music Starts 8:00pm. No alcohol but pub just a couple of minutes walk away, refreshments will be served on the premises. NOTE: For all queries please use telephone number; 01904 709713.

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Emily Barker

on Thu, 16 Feb 2017 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Emily Barker is best known as the writer and performer of the award-winning theme to BBC TV's Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. It will be almost exactly three years since she performed an incredible sold-out show in Hall One with her previous band The Red Clay Halo, with whom she recorded three acclaimed albums. She has since gone on to write and record her first feature film soundtrack (for Jake Gavin's lauded debut feature Hector starring Peter Mullan and Keith Allen), record and release an album of solo versions of her early songs (the UK Americana Album of the Year nominated album The Toerag Sessions) and a collaboration with two Nashville-based singer-songwriters (Applewood Road, a remarkable album of original songs recorded live around a single microphone, dubbed 'flawless' by The Sunday Times). Her new album has been recorded at Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis with Grammy winner Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price) and an all star cast of Memphis session players. For Emily's fans, it will be a new sound; for Emily herself, it's a return to where her love of music started: far away from Memphis or London, singing her heart out to Aretha Franklin records in her bedroom in sleepy Bridgetown, Western Australia. emilybarker.com

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The Black Lillies

on Thu, 16 Feb 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

We are delighted to bring this fantastic bill to The Greystones and to welcome outstanding US six-piece band The Black Lillies to the city and their Sheffield debut. It's nothing short of remarkable how far The Black Lillies have come in their six years, both in terms of miles and in terms of personal and musical growth. Through the ups and the downs, they've established themselves as one of the hardest-working and most dynamic bands touring today. With a re-imagined six-piece live lineup that includes new additions Sam Quinn (the everybodyfields), Mike Seal (Jeff Sipe Trio, Larkin Poe) and Jonathan Keeney (Robinella), it won't be hard to please Black Lillies fans, and with a new album this great, they're sure to bring a whole lot of new ones into the fold, too. Guests are local Sheffield heroes The Fargo Railroad Co. These guys are just getting better and better and boast a country-wide fan-base. Their studio album This One's for You was released in September to a sold-out, fanatical audience at The Greystones. A stunning show indeed! Having the Fargo boys on this bill is just perfect. Whoever you are, whatever music makes you hum, nod and tap, we hope you find some shared joy and sorrow in the sounds we make. We want to welcome all aboard to share in the Fargo experience and sincerely hope and believe it is becoming more than the sum of its parts. This engine is gonna run and everyone who gets on board is fuelling it. We hope you join us, even if just for one mile Fargo R.R.Co. Tickets available fom the venue until 6pm daily. This show will be a fantastic night of Americana in the intimate Backroom of The Greystones. We think we are onto something mighty special here and you need to be able to say: "I was there!" Get your tickets pronto!

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Geoff Lakeman

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

Geoff is a Devonian singer and duet concertina player and the father of folk stars Sean, Sam and Seth. He plays an intriguing mix of folk song, Americana and 20s jazz and we happily booked him after an impressive Singers Night spot last year.

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Geoff Lakeman

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

Geoff is a Devonian singer and duet concertina player and the father of folk stars Sean, Sam and Seth. He plays an intriguing mix of folk song, Americana and 20s jazz and we happily booked him after an impressive Singers Night spot last year.

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Vin Garbutt

on Fri, 17 Feb 2017 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

Please note Old Cinema Launderette gigs are a mix of seating and standing. Please arrive early if you want a seat. If you have any disability or special requirements please email mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com Support around 19.45 and headline around 20.30 About Vin Winner of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards "Best Live Act" Award 2001 Vin's career has spanned over 40 years of constant world wide touring which must make him some kind of elder statesman of folk. His songs were inspired by the folk tradition at the beginning of his career, they still are but have transformed into gritty social comment and life observations. He is renowned for his hilarious intros but for him his song lyrics are the crux of his performance. Vin cuts through the bull, grasping those he meets firmly by the hand and shaking them up with a dose of laughter and tears. It's a true gift to be able to make us laugh and squirm at the same time, but Vin does both. He should be prescribed on the National Health. English Folk Dance & Song Society. Every budding singer-songwriter please take note: attending a Vin Garbutt concert is now mandatory before your first public performance. Garbutt is the undisputed master of communicating with an audience. Penguin Eggs magazine. Canada BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Nominee for "Best Folk Singer" and "Best Live Act" Awards 2001 Winner of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards "Best Live Act" Award 2001 Honorary Degree of Master of Arts awarded to Vin by Teesside University in 2001 for his music and his services to the arts and culture of the area of the North East of England. BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Nominee for "Best Live Act" Award 2007

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Mcgoldrick, Mccusker & Doyle

on Fri, 17 Feb 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Dani Wilde And Will Wilde

on Fri, 17 Feb 2017 at Wokingham Emmbrook Sports & Social Club 7:45pm

Dani Wilde needs no introduction to Wokingham Music Club as she played with Never The Bride on our opening night back in 2012. It is a pleasure to have her and her brother Will back again. They will provide us with a night of stunning acoustic blues. Both of them are Blues royalty Check out their websites http://www.daniwilde.com/ and http://www.willharmonicawilde.com/ for more details Tickets £11 in advance

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Dh Lawrence & The Vaudeville Skiffle Show

on Fri, 17 Feb 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 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 'A Sepia tinted blend of attitude and Americana' from the green hills and valleys of Lawrence county ... Some say, these folks have spent too long in the woods drinking moonshine! Expect folksy Americana with a jug band, skiffly groove ... It's music for your soul! Described as, "... like a breath of fresh air in a crowded musical marketplace ... with their subtle mix of traditional British Folk Music and Bluegrass, and an emphasis on witty Americana-flavoured lyrics" ..... (NO DEPRESSION The Roots Music Authority) ... Lucas Jackson (Country Retreat) said "As British as the Kinks ... but with that 60's Townes Van Zandt feel" ... Fine praise indeed! "Songs that could have been penned by The Pogues (Every City Needs A Whorehouse) or Ewan McColl (Lady Chatterley's Bower)" - Paul Kerr - Americana UK

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Stables + Support

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

From singer/songwriter Matthew Lowe (Keston Cobblers' Club) and Daniel Rymer Trenholme (The Lost Cavalry) comes their new project Stables. The Alt-Folk duo have been playing together from their days at school; after forming the successful folk-pop band Keston Cobblers Club, with Daniel moving on to study architecture whilst drumming for The Lost Cavalry and Matthew continuing to write and perform with The Cobblers and composing for film. The two have finally decided to pair up and embark on a new musical journey. Matthew wrote the album 'Beyond Brushes' at the end of 2015 - 'With a little time off from touring, I knew I wanted to get my teeth stuck into a musical side project, going back to basics: myself, a guitar and a friend to play and harmonise with. Daniel was that friend, we got together, played through the tracks and recorded them in the month of January '16 in my home studio. It all just came together, as if it'd been going for years - Stables was formed and I knew we'd created something special'. The duo put an emphasis on energy when playing live, with multiple instruments and filling the sound of a full band. Stables is a duo, but with the inclusion of notable musicians at shows and addition of a full orchestra in many recordings, the range of sound can vary hugely. Matthew says; 'I always wanted to create a simple sound, that could then be taken further when needed. From a small folk club, to a large festival stage, Stables is for 2 people who love to compose and perform, but it's not exclusive. Our goal is to fit in wherever we may play and by doing so, we embrace the idea of change from set to set, track to track with the underlining principle that we enjoy ourselves and the audience enjoy themselves. It's simple and that keeps it fun'.

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Stables + Support

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

From singer/songwriter Matthew Lowe (Keston Cobblers' Club) and Daniel Rymer Trenholme (The Lost Cavalry) comes their new project Stables. The Alt-Folk duo have been playing together from their days at school; after forming the successful folk-pop band Keston Cobblers Club, with Daniel moving on to study architecture whilst drumming for The Lost Cavalry and Matthew continuing to write and perform with The Cobblers and composing for film. The two have finally decided to pair up and embark on a new musical journey. Matthew wrote the album 'Beyond Brushes' at the end of 2015 - 'With a little time off from touring, I knew I wanted to get my teeth stuck into a musical side project, going back to basics: myself, a guitar and a friend to play and harmonise with. Daniel was that friend, we got together, played through the tracks and recorded them in the month of January '16 in my home studio. It all just came together, as if it'd been going for years - Stables was formed and I knew we'd created something special'. The duo put an emphasis on energy when playing live, with multiple instruments and filling the sound of a full band. Stables is a duo, but with the inclusion of notable musicians at shows and addition of a full orchestra in many recordings, the range of sound can vary hugely. Matthew says; 'I always wanted to create a simple sound, that could then be taken further when needed. From a small folk club, to a large festival stage, Stables is for 2 people who love to compose and perform, but it's not exclusive. Our goal is to fit in wherever we may play and by doing so, we embrace the idea of change from set to set, track to track with the underlining principle that we enjoy ourselves and the audience enjoy themselves. It's simple and that keeps it fun'.

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Dan Hartland / Chris Tye

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

Comfy & Acoustic 2017. Get the lower price of £5 by pre-booking. £7 on the door. Three fantastic acts in one bookshop. Dan Hartland and Chris Tye are on tour together so stage times subject to change. Doors open at 7pm, get in early to get a good seat. Stage times Oli Ng 8.00-8.35 Dan Hartland 8.50-9.30 Chris Tye 9.45-10.30 The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, including alcohol, and cake. NO other food or drink to be brought onto the premises. IMPORTANT NOTE: Our stage is IN FRONT of the door so if you are late, you will have to wait outside, possibly in the cold rain, til the act finishes their set/song. Don't be late, or you'll have to wait. For details of parking and the bookshop please visit www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk. You can JOIN OUR CLUB that gets you into every single Comfy & Acoustic gig for less than half price. Send us an email or chat in-store for more details.

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Deborah Carew Swing Trio

on Fri, 17 Feb 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 Deborah Carew Swing Trio first formed after a gig at Christian Miller's monthly residency Upstair at the Ritzy back in Christma 2015 called, 'Cool Struttin', with Christian on guitar, Deborah Carew on vocals, and Marcus Penrose on double bass. An accomplished exponent of both American and Parisian swing styles, Christian is also a sought after early jazz stylist, performing regularly with the Hot Club of Jupiter, Shirt Tail Stompers, Southside Gypsy Trio top as well as working with US musicians Gordon Webster, Brandi Disterheft (NY) and Aurora Nealand (New Orleans.) Christian's own projects include The Balagan Cafe Band, which explores music from around the world and from many different eras. Marcus is a double bass player based in London. He was born and raised in Cornwall. Over the years he has played in countless different lineups and venues of all sizes and varieties in London, the UK and Europe, from the Vortex Jazz Club in London to Glastonbury Festival (2002 and 2003). Marcus was a founder member of The SE Collective, group of South London based musicians including Alam Nathoo, Peter Ibbetson, Trish Clowes and Matt Ridley, promoting regular successful jazz nights showcasing some of the UK's most cutting edge jazz and improvised music groups. Deborah has been singing for over 10 years on the London Jazz scene and included established venues such as Charlie Wrights jazz club, Royal Festival Hall foyer. Deborah had her almost sold out debut performance in early 2015 with her quartet (included John Crawford, Ben Bastin, and Eddie Hick) at the Pheasantry, in Chelsea. She is currently performing in and around London with various top musicians on the London jazz scene.

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Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman

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

Wessex Acoustic is delighted to welcome back the amazing husband and wife duo of Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman. Máire is a top Irish harpist with a beautiful voice. Chris is renowned as one of the world's top guitarists. Come and hear their eclectic mix of magical music. Supporting them is Ely Folk Club and Festival stalwart, Andy Wall.

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Reg Meuross At Bristol Folk House

on Fri, 17 Feb 2017 at Bristol The Bristol Folk House 7:30am

Reg Meuross brings new album Faraway People to Bristol's friendliest venue - The Folk House Reg Meuross is a true modern troubadour, representing contemporary English folk writing at its best. There's something special about the way he writes and delivers a song Townes Van Zandt. In the mid-1980s Reg Meuross formed the Panic Brothers with Richard Morton, mixing Americana with humour and slick harmonies. Then came the Flamingos, Hank Wangford, and now 11 highly acclaimed solo albums have established his songs as 'the hinges upon which swing the doors of perceptive English folk' (Folkwords). Reg's songs comment bravely on life as he sees it, bringing wide ranging stories from the ghosts of WW1 soldiers to the ravages of dementia, and some of the most beautifully disarming songs and lyrics ever written. Reg 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. Meuross, quite simply, is one of the best 
Malcolm Carter, Pennyblack Music Powerful and moving songwriting Martin Chilton, The Telegraph A mighty songwriter and an equally fine singer Martin Carthy

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The Outside Track In Concert

on Fri, 17 Feb 2017 at Doncaster Catholic Club 7:30pm

www.theoutsidetrack.com For the best in Irish, Scottish & Cape Breton Music. MAIRI RANKIN One of the hugely influential Rankin Family legends on the Canadian music scene she plays fiddle, sings and also step-dances up a storm. Born in Mabou, Nova Scotia, Mairi has been influenced by some of the best Cape Breton traditional musicians and instructors on the island. She has developed her own unique style by being immersed in such a rich musical culture. She has toured nationally and internationally as a solo artist, a sideman and is a member of the Cape Breton Celtic super group Beolach. She has performed with the Rankin Sisters, Unusual Suspects and Bruce Guthro to name but a few. Mairi has recorded one solo album, two CDs with Beolach and has been featured on numerous compilations and recordings. TERESA HORGAN Teresa Horgan, from Co. Cork, has an emotive singing style. She has just enough world weariness in her vocals to interpretsongs and make them her own. Tony Lawless, tradconnect. She has two albums with 'FullSet' and is soon releasing two albums, one with 'The Outside Track' called 'Light up the Dark' and one with guitarist, Matt Griffin, called 'Brightest Sky Blue'. She was also privileged to perform on 'The Late Late show'. She has toured extensively and shared the stage with The Chieftains, Declan O'Rourke, Andy Irvine and more. AILIE ROBERTSON Ailie Robertson from Edinburgh is widely regarded as one of Scotland's leading young traditional musicians. She is a musician in the broadest sense: composer, arranger, teacher, improviser and harp virtuoso. Her accomplishment on the clarsach is such that leading Irish flautist Niall Keegan said: Ailie's synthesis of Irish, Scottish and contemporary harping technique into an individual style represents the realisation of otherwise unimagined possibilities for the Celtic harp. Ailie grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland, and was immersed in the harp world from an early age. She began playing the clarsach when she was eleven years old and through her piano and clarsach lessons she developed a love for both classical and traditional music. In 2009 she was nominated for 'Up and Coming Artist of the Year' in the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards. Ailie is in great demand as a teacher around the world, and has published six books of harp music FIONA BLACK From the Highland village of Evanton, Fiona Black developed a love of music and dance from a young age. The feisean movement provided her the opportunity to nurture her passion through learning to play the piano accordion. Fiona went on to attend the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music where she honed her skills as an accordionist and gained valuable experience arranging, performing, composing and recording. Fiona set off for Limerick in 2005 where she completed a BA with Honours in Irish Music and Dance. During this degree, Fiona further developed her skills as a performer, arranger, teacher and composer while also traveling to Cape Breton during her third year of studies. Fiona's accordion style incorporates many different influences, intertwining her native Scottish style with Irish, Swedish and Cape Breton repertoire, always adding her distinctive rhythm and vibrancy.

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Red Dirt Skinners

on Sat, 18 Feb 2017 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:30pm

£10 advance, £12 on door Enquiries 07890057832

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Megson

on Sat, 18 Feb 2017 at Linthorpe St Barnabas Church 7:00pm

MEGSON bring their award winning folk music to the Boro! Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. As fRoots Magazine puts it 'if you don't like the music here then you have a problem. ' Summer 2016 saw the release of their much anticipated new studio album GOOD TIMES WILL COME AGAIN gaining them much critical acclaim. "One of the most original political folk sets of the year. Ewan MacColl would have been impressed." said The Guardian. "Relevant, thought-provoking songs that would make Woody Guthrie proud" said Acoustic Magazine. While folk broadcasting legend Mike Harding described it as "One of the top albums of 2016.". Doors 7:00pm - Music Starts 7:30pm

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Megson

on Sat, 18 Feb 2017 at Linthorpe St Barnabas Church 7:00pm

MEGSON bring their award winning folk music to the Boro! Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. As fRoots Magazine puts it 'if you don't like the music here then you have a problem. ' Summer 2016 saw the release of their much anticipated new studio album GOOD TIMES WILL COME AGAIN gaining them much critical acclaim. "One of the most original political folk sets of the year. Ewan MacColl would have been impressed." said The Guardian. "Relevant, thought-provoking songs that would make Woody Guthrie proud" said Acoustic Magazine. While folk broadcasting legend Mike Harding described it as "One of the top albums of 2016.". Doors 7:00pm - Music Starts 7:30pm

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Andy Twyman - One Man Blues And Comedy Band

on Sat, 18 Feb 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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

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Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

on Sat, 18 Feb 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30am

Thanks to the chance encounter when last month's guest Steve Knightley came across Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin busking, this duo came to the attention of the wider public when they toured with Show of Hands. Since that time they have gone from strength to strength being awarded Best Duo in the 2014 BBC Folk Awards and nominated again in 2016 along with many other awards and plaudits. The alchemy of Martin's ever evocative songwriting, fiddle and banjo playing and the much extolled skills of Henry on dobro, harmonica and lap steel fuse into a wholly distinctive world sound - songs of lament, tunes of hope, and totally unpredictable twist and turn music. Never forgetting the pair of fabulous voices working in tight harmony.

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Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

on Sat, 18 Feb 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30am

Thanks to the chance encounter when last month's guest Steve Knightley came across Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin busking, this duo came to the attention of the wider public when they toured with Show of Hands. Since that time they have gone from strength to strength being awarded Best Duo in the 2014 BBC Folk Awards and nominated again in 2016 along with many other awards and plaudits. The alchemy of Martin's ever evocative songwriting, fiddle and banjo playing and the much extolled skills of Henry on dobro, harmonica and lap steel fuse into a wholly distinctive world sound - songs of lament, tunes of hope, and totally unpredictable twist and turn music. Never forgetting the pair of fabulous voices working in tight harmony.

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Stan Webb's Chicken Shack

on Sat, 18 Feb 2017 at Howden The Shire Hall 7:30pm

Stan Webb is recognised high in the top ten of British blues guitarists. He started Chicken Shack in 1965 and within two years they were topping the charts with'I'd Rather Go Blind' featuring Christine Perfect (aka McVie), later of Fleetwood Mac' Rumours' era. Stan's style owes much to his friend and mentor, the legendary Freddie King, who inspired Stan Webb's delicate vibrato and sustain, and above all else his emotive blues tone. Aside from a stint with Canned Heat (the only UK guitarist to ever play with them) and Savoy Brown, Stan continues to tour Chickenshack in Europe and occasionally in the UK.

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Jackson & Morgan

on Sat, 18 Feb 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... Blues guitarist Barry Jackson teams up with top pianist Bob Morgan for a night of blues, folk and boogie-woogie. Both Barry Jackson (vocals, guitar) and Bob Morgan (keyboards, clarinet) are well-known on the London blues scene, and a mutual love of the quieter, quainter backwaters of blues music led them to team up. Their music includes originals and their own distinctive interpretations of blues songs from the 1920s onwards. Expect songs of love, death, sex and redemption. And of a delinquent father.

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Tannahill Weavers

on Sun, 19 Feb 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

...an especially eloquent mixture of the old and the new... NEW YORK TIMES The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland's premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant and humorous performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can't get better...yet continue to do just that. The Tannahill Weavers have turned their acoustic excitement loose on audiences with an electrifying effect. They have that unique combination of traditional melodies, driving rhythmic accompaniment, and rich vocals that make their performances unforgettable. As the Winnipeg Free Press noted, "The Tannahill Weavers - properly harnessed - could probably power an entire city for a year on the strength of last night's concert alone. The music may be old time Celtic, but the drive and enthusiasm are akin to straight ahead rock and roll." Born of a session in Paisley, Scotland and named for the town's historic weaving industry and local poet laureate Robert Tannahill, the group has made an international name for its special brand of Scottish music, blending the beauty of traditional melodies with the power of modern rhythms. The Tannahill Weavers began to attract attention when founding members Roy Gullane and Phil Smillie added the full-sized highland bagpipes to the on-stage presentations, the first professional Scottish folk group to successfully do so. The combination of the powerful pipe solos, Roy's driving guitar backing and lead vocals, and Phil's ethereal flute playing breathed new life into Scotland's vast repertoire of traditional melodies and song. Three years and a dozen countries later, the Tannahills were the toast of Europe, having won the Scotstar Award for Folk Record of the Year with their third album, The Tannahill Weavers. Canada came the next summer, with thousands at the national festivals in Vancouver, Winnipeg and Toronto screaming an approval that echoed throughout the Canadian media. The Regina Leader-Post wrote, "The Tannahill Weavers personify Celtic music, and if you are given to superlatives, you have to call their talent 'awesome'." Since their first visit to the United States in 1981, the Tannahills' unique combination of traditional melodies on pipes, flute and fiddle, driving rhythms on guitar and bouzouki, and powerful three and four part vocal harmonies have taken the musical community by storm. As Garrison Keillor, the host of "A Prairie Home Companion", remarked, "These guys are a bunch of heroes every time they go on tour in the States". Over the years the Tannies have been trailblazers for Scottish music, and their tight harmonies and powerful, inventive arrangements have won them fans from beyond the folk and Celtic music scenes. The Ithica Journal writes, "Travelling overseas to perform always thrusts the artist into the role of cultural ambassador. Audiences inevitably scrutinize the music more closely than their own. If that is the case, the Tannahill Weavers make Scotland out to be a country to desire, one with a utilitarian appreciation of the old, an acceptance of the new and a quick and playful wit." In 2011 the band was inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame, and in 2014 they were joined by innovative piper Lorne MacDougall. Lorne comes with a high pedigree, having arranged and performed pipes for the Disney Pixar movie Brave, and Dreamworks How to Train Your Dragon 2, along with a long list of other accomplishments. With the release of the Tannahill's 17th recording, Live and In Session, on award-winning label Compass Records, they are firmly established as one of the premier groups on the concert stage. From reflective ballads to footstomping reels and jigs, the variety and range of the material they perform is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits. "These guys are a bunch of heroes every time they go on tour in the states." - Garrison Keillor, A Prairie Home Companion "...the Tannies are the best that Scotland can aspire to (and believe me, that is THE BEST)." - The Living Tradition "This is a wall of sound." - Geoffrey Stokes, The Village Voice "The group that introduced a generation raised on rock 'n' roll to the power and joy of Celtic music." - The Oregonian, Portland OR "the Weavers' unpretentious manner and superlative playing set them apart from most other Celtic groups... In a world where good taste has become a scarce commodity, the Tannahill Weavers are a wealthy bunch." - The Charleston Gazette, Charleston, SC "the Weavers combine tradition with the spirit and energy of rock 'n' roll into an entertaining and satisfying evening of music, humor and joy." - News & Observer, Raleigh, NC "their great humour and superb musicianship make them on of the finest bands on the circuit." - Rogue Folk Review "there probably aren't too many bands hiding on the misty moors who can match the Tannahill Weavers for consummate musicianship, a grasp of the traditional canon and the kind of group cohesiveness that borders on telepathy. one of the most exciting ensembles currently recording in any genre." - Ron Hubbard, Knight-Ridder Newspapers "world class musicians with passion and a healthy sense of fun, keeping alive and making accessible the very heart of the tradition itself." - Mojo Magazine www.tannahillweavers.com/

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Crh Music Presents Lewis And Leigh

on Sun, 19 Feb 2017 at Bristol The Golden Lion 7:30pm

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Connla

on Sun, 19 Feb 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Fiery is a term that's frequently used to describe great Irish trad and when applied to the music and performance - of Connla, the fit is perfect. These five tremendous musicians came together while studying at Ulster University. Their debut EP won them loads of attention and rave reviews. Irish Music magazine said of the sampler: Consider this your early warning systemthere is something serious on the horizon and that creative storm is Connla. Their 2016-issued album, River Waiting, won them even more well-deserved exposure. When legendary folk hero Mike Harding played tracks on his radio show, he told listeners: This is a terrific band - go and see them if you get the remotest chance! No surprise, really as they had already been crowned Best New Group in the 'Live Ireland' 2016 Awards. Continually described as folk sensations by critics, reviewing the new album, R2 magazine called the collection astonishing and intoxicating. Awarding the CD a 4-star rating, Songlines concluded: A band this young shouldn't be this good! The band created such an impact when touring in 2016 that they won a main stage slot at Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall during the city's Celtic Connections Festival.

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The Tom Mcconville Band

on Sun, 19 Feb 2017 at Topsham Matthews Hall 7:30pm

Live performances of The Tom McConville Band combine a rollercoaster of musical delights from fast, rhythmic dance tunes through beautiful slow airs and of course, great singing with fantastic harmonies; all presented with that inimitable sense of humour and style. Fronted by the incendiary fiddle playing of BBC Radio 2 Musician of the Year Tom McConville, the band also features accordion player Shona Kipling, guitarist David Newey and Phil Murray - the man Mike Harding called 'the best acoustic bass player in Britain'. 'One of the greatest violinists I've ever heard and by far the biggest influence in my music - A true master' - Seth Lakeman

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Koral Society At Walthamstow Folk

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

A new name for us but this promises to be a very special evening. Caroline Trettine's guitar-based songs are transformed by the virtuosic Mosi Conde on kora and Alison Rayner on double bass into fine, vibrant melodic textures and intricate rhythms. The inspired flourishes of Mosi's kora, anchored by Alison's graceful bass give Caroline the vocal space to explore her songs' passion and poetry. They are all experts in their musical green fields, coming together to create original world class culturally blended folk music. 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 Outside Track

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

A stunning synthesis of virtuosity and energy, The Outside Track's marriage of Canadian, Scottish and Irish music and song has been rapturously received around the world. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton and Vancouver, its five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on its foundation. Using fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute, step-dance and vocals these five virtuosos blend boundless energy with unmistakable joie de vivre.

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Crh Music Presents Chuck Prophet And Mission Express

on Mon, 20 Feb 2017 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

Chuck Prophet returns with the Mission Express in support of his new album, his thirteenth. Every release ups the quality stakes on his records, from the amazing 'Let Freedom Ring', to 'Temple Beautiful' and his last album 'Night Surfer'. Where Chuck excels the most is playing live with his two hour powerhouse shows pulling tracks from his massive back catalogue and stretching them out with epic guitar solos on tracks like 'You Did' or 'Castro Halloween'. Since emerging onto the music scene at age 18 as a member of the seminal rock band Green on Red, he has collaborated with everyone from Warren Zevon, Kelly Willis, Jim Dickinson, Alejandro Escovedo and Lucinda Williams. Chuck's music has been featured in films as well as the hit tv shows True Blood, Californication and Sons of Anarchy and has most recently been covered by Bruce Springsteen. An awesome musician fronting an immaculate band, Chuck Prophet defines modern American music.

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Worry Dolls

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

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 your heart, sew it back together and leave you smiling for days." Declan Bennett (Once the Musical/Eastenders)

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Balsamo Deighton

on Wed, 22 Feb 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Americana duo Balsamo Deighton release their debut album 'Unfolding'. Steve Balsamo and Rosalie Deighton - both respected vocalists, musicians and songwriters in their own right have joined forces to record a collection of 'grown up songs on the human condition'. Influenced by a wealth of classic writers and musicians - from Gram Parsons, Crowded House and Steve Earle to Tom Petty, Ryan Adams, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - Balsamo Deighton's songs pretty much nod and wink to them all. The duo are two close friends, simply making music that they love. I love Rosalie's ethereal voice and knew that although we are very different singers something magical was happening says Steve. They instinctively knew what harmonies to sing, Singing with Steve takes me to a happy place where even the best wine in the world can't take me! jokes Rosalie. After meeting 10 years ago at Martin Terefe's London recording studio - where they were working on their respective debut solo albums - they bonded over a love of 70s singer/songwriters, country music and cake and vowed to record together as they felt their voices blend together and give what Emmylou Harris calls 'the rub' - two harmonies melting into one. Several times around the world in various musical guises, their paths crossed again when Rosalie who grew up in the successful folk band The Deighton Family and is considered one of Britain's finest female vocalists - supported Steve's highly regarded band The Storys. Having returned from touring with the likes of Elton John, Santana, Celine Dion and Joe Cocker, The Storys asked Rosalie to collaborate with them. When The Storys decided to call it a day, Steve and Rosalie took it as a sign that the time was right to make some music together. They called on friend and songwriter Julian Wilson of Grand Drive, and slowly and quietly kicked some ideas around at his South London studio. These initial sessions were inspiring, fun and very rewarding and all three realised that indeed they had found 'the rub'. Recording began in earnest with producer and songwriter John Reynolds (Sinead O'Connor, The Indigo Girls and U2), tracking the first song ideas at his North London studio. The PledgeMusic fan-funded album boasts an eclectic mix of stories inspired by their lives. Title track 'Unfolding' is about receiving the dreaded letter from the army as Steve explains, The Storys were once contacted by a father who had lost his son in Afghanistan. They were both fans of the band and they sent a representative of his squadron to collect one of our songs the day before the funeral. It was incredibly moving to be a part of his story, and Unfolding is our reaction to it. 'The Dream Song', an upbeat hopeful anthem, is inspired by a conversation between Steve and the late Jon Lord's widow in which they both talked about meeting Jon in dreams and how, as in life, he reassured them to keep the dream alive. Love is represented, of course: while atmospheric love song 'Long Way Round' was written after Rosalie discovered an affair, country style ballad 'Run Back To Your Life' tells a tale of falling in love with the right person at the wrong time. Meanwhile, 'The Ghost Of Me And You' is about two lovers trapped in a relationship that's dead and, if you listen closely, the voice of a ghost (recorded by Steve at a paranormal investigation) can be heard whispering I kissed her. Last year the duo performed at Country 2 Country 2015 at the O2, cementing their place in the burgeoning Americana/Alt-Country scene in the UK, where the pair recorded an acoustic session on the Emirates Airline cable car at the event for The Telegraph. Balsamo Deighton are looking forward to heading out on the road to support 'Unfolding'. This year they are heading back to C2C to appear on Bob Harris' stage, Under The Apple Tree in Building 6. Drive On will be the next single for radio in the UK and Germany. 'a masterclass in closely harmonised, West Coaststyle rock' Sunday Express 'the voices are infallible, the musicianship remarkable and the potential abounding' Maverick 'Expect to find yourself singing along at the top of your voice after just a couple of plays' Hi-Fi News 'Their Songwriting is excellent' R2 Magazine 'Expectations were high. Good news is: no-one will be disappointed!' R2 Magazine 'Balsamo Deighton could be on to a winner here' Mojo 'A cut above the rest' Classic Rock Society

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Ben Glover

on Wed, 22 Feb 2017 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn 7:30pm

Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start

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Grant Lee Phillips

on Wed, 22 Feb 2017 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

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Steve Knightley The Landlocked Tour 2017

on Wed, 22 Feb 2017 at Uffculme Magelake Hall 7:30pm

A STEVE KNIGHTLEY SOLO EVENING PART OF HIS MASSIVE 2017 UK TOUR

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The Hut People.

on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:00pm

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Big Boy Bloater And The Limits

on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 at Witney Fat Lils 7:45pm

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

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Mike Mcgoldrick, John Mccusker And John Doyle

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

Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle three members of the BBC acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions will play at Union Chapel as part of a unique European tour. a rare chance to see three of the world's finest musicians share a stage together. With both Mike McGoldrick and John McCusker also having toured for the past year with Mark Knopfler, this is a rare chance to see three of the world's finest musicians share a stage together. Master of flutes, whistles and Uillean pipes Mike is a founding member of Flook , and Lunasa and is a current member of Capercaillie. Regarded as one of the greatest flute players of all time, Mike has toured Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler, as well as with The Afro Celts, RTE Orchestra and Kate Rusby . He has collaborated with the likes of Jim Kerr, Youssou N'Dour, John Cale and Zakir Hussian amongst many others. BBC Radio 2 folk Musican of the year 2006, he was again nominated this year and has just completed his first soundtrack for TG4 and the Smithsonian channel. One of Scotland's most gifted and versatile musicians in any genre, John McCusker is equally in demand as a multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer. Born in Bellshill, near Glasgow, he began playing whistle and fiddle as a child, and joined the legendary folk outfit Battlefield Band aged 17. During his 11 years with the band, John also released his first two solo recordings, 1995's self-titled debut and 2000's Yella Hoose. John went on to win Radio 2 Musician of the Year and also the Sprit of Scotland Award for music in 1999 and again in 2009. While emerging via the folk scene, John has long been renowned for his skill at transcending musical boundaries. John Doyle's gifts as guitarist, songwriter and vocalist have played an essential role in the ongoing renaissance of Irish traditional music. Now living in the states, John was the recent musical director for Joan Baez and toured with her for 2 year. One half of the stellar duo Liz Carroll and John Doyle, he is also a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Irish group Solas.

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All Folk'd Up

on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 at Swanage Mowlem Theatre 7:30pm

Following a hugely successful debut nation-wide Tour in the Spring of 2016, ALL FOLK'D UP are BACK with their brand new show rolling out across the UK in 2017. Don't miss this chance to see ALL FOLK'D UP as the boys take their audience on an unforgettable trip through decades of well known classics adding their own unique twist as well as their very own new modern originals. This high energy, toe-tapping show has audiences dancing in the aisles night after night! The most exciting young Irish band to appear in a generation! With their sound rooted deep in Irish Folk and Celtic Rock, All Folk'd Up take you on a fabulous journey into the depths of traditional Irish Music and American Folk as well as Rock & Modern Classics.

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Worry Dolls

on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

London-based Zoe Nicol and Rosie Jones form this brilliantly quirky alt-Americana / country duo, touring to promote their first full album of co-written songs, recorded recently in Nashville. They play guitar, banjo and ukulele and both sing, offering what R2 Magazine has described as "great harmonies and stirring folk-pop songs.

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Worry Dolls

on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

London-based Zoe Nicol and Rosie Jones form this brilliantly quirky alt-Americana / country duo, touring to promote their first full album of co-written songs, recorded recently in Nashville. They play guitar, banjo and ukulele and both sing, offering what R2 Magazine has described as "great harmonies and stirring folk-pop songs.

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Bob Cheevers

on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 at Coatbridge Berits & Brown 7:30pm

An intimate and up close evening with the Grammy nominated songwriter and storyteller Bob Cheevers. Long recognized by peers as being blessed with the acute vision of a master painter coupled with the precision attention to detail of a great novelist, Bob has written over 3,000 songs in his almost five decade career. Along the way he has rightfully earned the mantle of master songwriter as well as the respect of his many songwriting pals, including Texas icon Ray Wiley Hubbard, who recently said, Bob is one cool scarecrow gypsy poet who writes and sings the romantic beautiful truth. When he releases a record, I listen. A cult favorite in the UK and Europe where he has toured for more than a decade, Bob continues to find inspiration in the life he's chosen in Texas as well as the rich Southern heritage that came from his growing up in Memphis. His rootsy, blues-flavored songs spin tales of life in a conversational language of the heart that rock the soul. They are intimate and expansive, poignant and bracing, tender and raucous, unflinchingly honest and redemptively healing. As he laughingly is known to say, I don't know if these stories are true, but they happened to me.

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Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick

on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

These two leading interpreters of English folk traditions folk guitarist/singer Carthy and squeezebox virtuoso/singer Kirkpatrick are long-time collaborators in a variety of seminal musical projects: from John's iconic 1976 Morris tunes album Plain Capers through Steeleye Span to Brass Monkey. Their enduring enjoyment of playing with each other shines through in their performances warm, natural and charismatic. Pure English folk pedigree! For more than 40 years, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. John is one of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene, performing solo, in duos, acoustic groups and electric bands, and has established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso (melodeon, Anglo concertina and button accordion), as well as a leading interpreter of English folk music. He has been a member of the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, The Richard Thompson Band, Umps and Dumps, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey, Trans-Europe Diatonique, and Band of Hope, as well as numerous ceilidh bands. Praise for Martin: `Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all' Q Magazine Praise for John: Kirkpatrick's buoyant presence and lust for this music sounds more rampant than ever Colin Irwin fRoots Doors open from 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick

on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

These two leading interpreters of English folk traditions folk guitarist/singer Carthy and squeezebox virtuoso/singer Kirkpatrick are long-time collaborators in a variety of seminal musical projects: from John's iconic 1976 Morris tunes album Plain Capers through Steeleye Span to Brass Monkey. Their enduring enjoyment of playing with each other shines through in their performances warm, natural and charismatic. Pure English folk pedigree! For more than 40 years, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. John is one of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene, performing solo, in duos, acoustic groups and electric bands, and has established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso (melodeon, Anglo concertina and button accordion), as well as a leading interpreter of English folk music. He has been a member of the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, The Richard Thompson Band, Umps and Dumps, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey, Trans-Europe Diatonique, and Band of Hope, as well as numerous ceilidh bands. Praise for Martin: `Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all' Q Magazine Praise for John: Kirkpatrick's buoyant presence and lust for this music sounds more rampant than ever Colin Irwin fRoots Doors open from 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Marry Waterson & David A. Jaycock

on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Inheriting the legacy of one of British folk's most revered families, it took a long time for Marry to step centre stage. David had been struck by the character and warmth of Marry's singing It was earthy, dreamlike, warm, powerful and jagged. It had the capacity to be both melancholic and joyful, and could tell a story - of course Marry Waterson could tell a story! The match made, Marry & David entered into an eager musical correspondence by email and phone. Says David of the writing process, What was coming back from Marry convinced me that we were on the right path. I felt a more tonal, but still dreamlike, surreal and at times dark sound was emerging. It was fascinating and exciting sending ideas and waiting to hear what came back. Marry was interpreting the pieces beautifully. I felt we were working almost telepathically at times. Perfectly balances traditional & contemporary [folk]echoes of Nick Drake, Vashti Bunyan and Sandy Denny while Woolgathering Girl is more reminiscent of latter-day Kate Bush. ****METRO A gorgeously simple and direct recordholds up a light to the blackest of winter nights. ****Q MAGAZINE Her finest album to date. ****THE GUARDIAN

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Steve Knightley 'landlocked' Tour 2017

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

In 2014 'Show of Hands' acclaimed frontman Steve Knightley set out on a mission to play 150 village halls and 'untapped' grassroots community venues. His hugely successful 'Grow Your Own Gig' tour saw him performing at a bedrock of intimate rural venues, drawing on his treasure trove of songs of the English countryside. Then in 2015 he turned his attention from the land to the sea for his 'All At Sea' tour of maritime venues - all within sight and sound of the tide. Songs from both shows were recorded and two albums, 'Off the beaten Track' and 'All at Sea' emerged. In 2017 he will be combining material from both recordings for his solo 'Landlocked' tour. One half of the evening will feature original and traditional songs of the land and the second half will draw on his nautical themes. Knightley, who won the Best Original Song category at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for his biting, banker-baiting Arrogance, Ignorance and Greed, has been rated as one of England's greatest singer songwriters and has a prolific back catalogue of inspired songs including the rousing Country Life (about the demise of rural living) to Tall Ships (set in a West Country fishing village) and Roots and crowd pleasers like Santiago and his Cornish miners' song Cousin Jack. The Guardian Folk Hero embraces love and history. Classy multi-instrumental and vocal work with powerful songwriting Songlines Grit, craft, determination and diamond-hard songwriting http://www.steveknightley.co.uk/

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Pete Williams (dexy's)

on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

http://petewilliamsmusic.com/ MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions/ https://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html 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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Brooks Williams Trio With Andy Seward & Keith Angel

on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Brooks Williams, from Statesboro, Georgia USA (the town made famous by country-blues legend Blind Willie McTell and his song Statesboro Blues), creates a super-charged acoustic music that draws heavily on both his blues and Americana roots. The resulting sound can be described as Blues-icana, that confluence of crossroads where American roots music comes together. Keys And Chords describes Williams' music as "A beautiful fusion of blues, old country and a touch Americana. fRoots says Williams "really rocks, stirring up soulful Americana, full-on blues and tasty rootsy grooves." Like drinking whiskey from a honey jar, you get both the sweet and the bite. Resonator slide and acoustic Piedmont picking lay down the groove while Williams' laid-back low-country vocal floats over top. Brooks Williams got his start in the clubs and bars around New York and Boston (the same music scene that years earlier sparked the careers of Bonnie Raitt and Chris Smither). There, playing 5-6 nights a week, he developed his signature roots sound. From the very beginning and still to this day, audiences are often heard asking, how can one guitar and one voice sound like a full band? In 2013 Williams was nominated best male vocalist by the UK's foremost roots-music mavens, Spiral Earth. AmericanaUK says, he has a beautiful voice that you just melt into. He has that way of delivering a song that plays with the line the way a slide guitarist teases the notes from the strings.
 And he's one helluva good guitar player, ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists.

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Phil Beer

on Fri, 24 Feb 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 Phil Beer, 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 £15/13 * 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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Phil Beer

on Fri, 24 Feb 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 Phil Beer, 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 £15/13 * 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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Live Fado With Claudia Aurora

on Fri, 24 Feb 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Claudia Aurora returns to Green Note to present her second Fado album Mulher Do Norte. It translates from Portuguese as Woman of the North, written with a clarity that only distance can allow, it is a homage to the city, the surrounds, the way of living, that helped make her the woman she is. Twelve songs sung with a voice as poised as it is fervent. A melancholic ecstasy. Claudia Aurora is a fadista and songwriter from Oporto, Portugal. She is now based in London and since 2003 and has built a reputation as a stunning live performer. Claudia has sung fado at numerous venues in the UK, including the prestigious Kings Place, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcel Rooms (Southbank Centre), Union Chapel in London, Royal Theatre in Norwich,Colston Hall and St George's in Bristol. Drenched in emotion and drama (Lucy Duran, BBC Radio 3) Haunting Portuguese fado heartbreakingly poignant (Time Out) This second album confirms the promise of her debut, Silêncio. (Neil Spencer, The Guardian, UK) You may not see her beating heart but you will certainly hear it. (Simon Rowland, R2 (Rock'n'Reel) Magazine, UK)

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Tim Penn

on Fri, 24 Feb 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... Tim Penn is one of the most 'in demand' keyboard players on the roots, songwriter & blues scenes. Going back to the 1970s, he was a member of Dorris Henderson's Eclection and also the Kevin Coyne band alongside Andy Summers (The Police) and Gordon Smith (Described by John Peel as " The foremost white Blues guitarist in the world "). His influences range from stride and barrelhouse piano styles of the 1920s, through to the great New Orleans piano players like Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, and Dr. John. Take all this, season with a sprinkling of his original material, and the recipe is complete and ready. Tim is a firm favourite down at Nightjar where he has a monthly residency and also holds down the piano chair with the UK premier swing-blues band, The Cadillac Kings. He is joined tonight by Chris Proctor who plays guitar in Tim's own band, The Second Line.

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The Northumbrian Ranters

on Sat, 25 Feb 2017 at Kelso Ednam House Hotel 12:00pm

Part of the Northumbrian Music Festival: On Tour

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A Grand Opera Gala

on Sat, 25 Feb 2017 at Kelso Ednam House Hotel 6:15pm

Part of the Northumbrian Music Festival: On Tour

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

on Sat, 25 Feb 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Phil Rambow and Martin Belmont first crossed paths in the time remembered as Pub Rock in 1973/4. Martin was in Ducks Deluxe and Phil was the singer/songwriter with The Winkies. He went on to do various solo projects, writing with Kirsty MacColl and collaborating with Mick Ronson, Brian Eno and Ellen Foley, while Martin helped form The Rumour, who with Graham Parker, toured the world between '76 and 1980 and recording 6 albums. He went on to become lead guitarist with Carlene Carter and then Nick Lowe. In the late 80's Martin and Phil became two fifths of The Tex Pistols a country and rockabilly outfit with a circuit of pubs, restaurants and private parties to keep them in work. He also played many sessions with various artists including Johnny Cash, Elvis Costello, Billy Bragg, Carl Perkins, Kirsty Maccoll, Reg Meuross, John Hiatt, Garaint Watkins and Paul Carrack. He has been a member of 'My Darling Clementine and in the last 5 years Graham Parker and The Rumour reunited to tour the US and the UK and Europe and record 2 new albums. Martin met Cheyne Pride around 2008 while a member of Hank Wangford's Lost Cowboys (which he still is), and has worked with her on and off since then as a duo or part of a full band. Cheyne is American by birth but a long time resident of the UK. She sings Country with a voice as clear as a mountain stream and rhythm and blues as dirty as Muddy Waters! Many will also know her in her Elvis persona 'Queenie Creole'. For the past year Martin and Phil have been working as a duo (Tex, Doug and Rock'n'Roll), as do Cheyne and Martin, so for this show they are putting it all together as a trio. Expect to hear some original songs, country classics and obscurities, rocking rhythm and blues and lots of rockabilly including some Elvis favourites. One acoustic guitar one electric guitar two great voices and bunch of foot tapping soulful songs.

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Giles Robson

on Sat, 25 Feb 2017 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

Giles Robson is widely regarded as one of the great living blues harmonica players. His work with the band The Dirty Aces has seen him tour across the globe. 2016 saw him launch his solo career playing critically acclaimed dirty and raw 12 bar urban blues with a new band - think Muddy Waters, The Red Devils, Little Walter and The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Show starts 8pm

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Edwina Hayes

on Sat, 25 Feb 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Alex Cumming & Nicola Beazley @ Shammick Acoustic

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

Having had the pleasure of their company as featured artists on an Open Night way back in 2014, we've finally managed to get them as guest artists for a concert, not an easy job now that Alex is living in the States. And if you missed them first time round, you should know that Alex and Nicola are an exciting accordion and fiddle duo who perform songs and tunes from around England. Alex first started on the accordion when he was just six years old, and has carried that through into his degree in Folk and Traditional Music, now with an expertise in singing, and calling for ceilidh dancing as well. He also sings with the vocal quartet The Teacups, plays with the ceilidh band Dyer:Cummings, and has appeared on the BBC series The Edwardian Farm. Nicola came later to her instrument, not starting until she was seven, and, like Alex, graduated from Newcastle University with the same degree. She has toured Europe with her 6-piece band Ceol Tire, and also plays with the instrumental trio Speldosa. With Alex's rhythmic accordion style and strong voice, and Nicolas' stunning and gutsy fiddle-playing, they are much in demand at the top folk clubs and festivals. The chance shouldn't be missed to hear them.

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Nigel Stonier

on Sat, 25 Feb 2017 at Retford St Saviour's Community Hall 7:00pm

Acclaimed songwriter Nigel Stonier is joined by folk duo Union Jill Doors open : 7 o'clock Union Jill : 7.45 / 8.00 Pies and peas : 8.30 / 8.45 Nigel Stonier : 9.00 / 9.15

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Lucy Orme & Guests

on Sat, 25 Feb 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... Lucy Orme & guests..... a trio performing numbers reminiscent of the golden era of jazz, covering uptempo dance hall tunes from the 1920's to the 1950's in addition to some well known ballads. Many musical influences are at play apart from the great icons like Irvin Berlin and Billie Holiday attention is given to the lesser known such as Fletcher Henderson. As a vocalist Lucy has performed with The Silver Ghosts at reputable venues around town including The Royal Albert Hall, Ronnie Scotts and The 100 club as well as special swing dance nights across London. Music-News.Com has reviewed Lucy describing her as "enchanting vocals effortlessly transporting the audience back to the glory days of Rogers & Astaire". Pianist Rick Simpson leads his own band and performs with many others and ensembles. Rick regularly performs at loads of well known jazz venues and larger venues such as the Royal Festival Hall. In 2008, he won a Yamaha Scholarship prize for Outstanding Jazz Musicians. A recording of his band was put on the front cover of Jazzwise Magazine. He has recently released ' Semi Wogan' his debut album.. Well known outstanding double bass player Lance Rose needs little introduction to those familiar with the London Jazz scene. His residencies include The Great Northern Railway Tavern in North London and The Canonbury Islingon.

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An Audience With Phil Beer

on Sun, 26 Feb 2017 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 6:30pm

An audience with Phil Beer has been described as a glimpse into his world where folk, blues, hymns, the sea, the West Country and a life spent in music combine to make a true show. A Phil Beer gig is one spent in the company of a true craftsman, a master musician and consummate performer. Show starts 7.30pm

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Brooks Williams Plus Special Guest Keith Warmington On Harmonica

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

Brooks Williams is a man on a mission. He not only tours like a hellhound's on his trail, but creates a super-charged music that is electrifying and fighting fit. His influences fly so fast and furious they blur, yet his sound Well, no one does it like Brooks Williams. He stands on tradition but he doesn't stand still. And he has just created the best album of his twenty-eight year career. My Turn Now, recorded in both England and America, is a rocking collection of eleven songs, seven original and four covers, brought to life by a muscular trio of Brooks Williams on resonator guitar and lead vocals, Richard Gates or A. Murray Kahn on electric bass, and co-producer Chris Pepper on the drums. Also featured is very special guest Sally Barker on backing vocals. Like drinking whiskey from a honey jar, you get both the sweet and the bite. At the centre of My Turn Now is Williams' latest batch of songs. His fans have been buzzing about them since he first debuted them at gigs over a year ago. Words like 'timeless,' 'astutely observed,' 'archetypal' just about cover it. But at its core it is all about contrast. There's Joker's Wild, with its hard-hitting lyrics and J.J. Cale groove. There's Rosalyn, with its buoyant Americana chords and doomed love affair (only the singer hasn't figured that out yet!). There's My Turn Now, a full-on Johnny Winter-fueled blues and a motorcycle racer who's fed up with losing. There's Nine Days' Wonder, with jaunty Ry Cooder-esque slide guitar and a cynical lyric about short-lived sensations. And there's Year Began, one of Williams' most compelling songs to date, about the fateful jump of Evil Knievel over the fountains of Cesar's Palace on New Years' Eve in 1967. And if that weren't enough, who would think Mose Allison's caustic Your Mind Is On Vacation could make such a good rocker? It's all there but the howling feedback. My Turn Now is a perfect storm. It's a collision of roots and evolution. Brooks Williams, born in Statesboro, Georgia (USA), springing from the red Georgia clay, then resettling in England in 2010, where he spends half the year touring Europe and the UK and the other half in the USA. How then does he then create his most American sounding album to date? I don't get that, says Williams. How ironic that I move away from the source of American roots & blues music and end of digging into those roots more and more. Sometimes you gotta move to know where you're from. Williams tours relentlessly. He is on a quest to find the best way to communicate songs to an audience. According to Williams, I've played such a huge variety of gigs over the past few years, and not always to audiences who speak English, and I've toured with a band for the first time in my career as well. If the songs don't speak for themselves in those contexts, you might as well go home. Recent appearances include Celtic Connections (Scotland), Meneer Frits (Netherlands), Cambridge Folk Festival (England), Falcon Ridge Festival (USA), Cathedral Quarter Festival (N. Ireland), and Winnipeg Folk Festival (Canada). All in all, thousands of gigs over thousands of miles! What else can we say about Brooks Williams? He's a great singer. In 2013 he was nominated best male vocalist by the UK's foremost roots-music mavens, Spiral Earth. AmericanaUK says, he has a beautiful voice that you just melt into. He's one helluva good guitar player and is ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists. The San Antonio Light says that Williams is a fret monster who has to be seen to be believed! Over the years he's picked alongside Taj Mahal, John Hammond, Paul Jones, Chris Smither, Little Feat, Maria Muldaur, Shawn Colvin and Leo Kottke, to name but a few. With twenty-two albums to his name, Williams' music has featured on the BBC (UK), RTE (Ireland), CBC (Canada) and NPR (USA) and has charted on the FOLKDJ stations. He can also be heard on Satellite and Internet radio throughout the world. WUMB-FM radio in Boston (USA) voted him one of their Top 100 Artists. Lauded by the likes of Guitar Player, Blues Matters, Acoustic, Maverick, fRoots calls Williams' Americana at its finest! QUOTES A typically classy mix of blues, raggy Americana and healthy new originals, impeccably played and sung as ever. Self-recommending and absolutely beyond criticism! (fRoots) "On top of it all he has a beautiful voice that you just melt into. Brooks Williams is impossible not to like." (americanaUK) How soulful a solo guitarist can be when he has talent, taste and astonishing technique. (Blues Revue) We called him back for three encores! (Blues In Britain) One of America's musical treasures. (Dirty Linen) Melodic virtuosity on the guitar that runs like liquid from his fingers. (The Irish News) Dazzling guitar work! (Acoustic Guitar) Deft, tasteful guitar chops. (Rolling Stone) A fret monster who has to be seen to be believed! (San Antonio Light) A lovely player, a lovely singer, and a great writer. The real thing. (Martin Simpson) Pan-Americana Roots 'n Blues! (Net Rhythms) www.brookswilliams.com Keith Warmington Keith started playing harmonica in the sixties inspired by the Stones Little Red Rooster. He went to college in Cheltenham and got to hear people like Sonny Terry, Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson and realised that that was what he really wanted to do. After gigging around France in 1969, Keith moved to Bristol and joined the Village Thing roster as one half of jug band/blues duo Strange Fruit. Later on he spent thirty years working for the BBC as a journalist and presenter, but still playing music all the while. He has recorded sessions with all sorts of people as well as various TV soundtracks for BBC 1 and 2 & Channel 4. He's played with all sorts of musicians including DR John, John Martyn, Andy Sheppard and Mike Silver. More recently, he played on a number of tracks on Brooks Williams' 'Baby O!' album and spent 3 years touring with Steve Tilston as one third of ST Trio. Love playing with Brooks because it feels so natural but always exciting!. http://www.warmington.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/

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Siobhan Miller

on Sun, 26 Feb 2017 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:30pm

One of Scotland's foremost traditional singers, and twice winner of the prestigious Scots Singer of the Year title at the Scots Trad Music Awards, Siobhan Miller has carved out a reputation as one of the finest voices on the Scottish folk scene (The Scotsman). Her soulful and stirring renewal of traditional song effortlessly stills and silences all spaces, from the most vast concert halls to the bar sessions afterwards. Her hotly anticipated second album, released in January 2017, sees Siobhan reimagining a number of songs, handpicked from those which she grew up amongst and performed in her youth. As the finest young interpreter of Scots traditional song (Scotland on Sunday) her chosen material reflects on her musical upbringing whilst forging a unique path forward - with stunning vocal performances atop the instrumental talents of Euan Burton (double bass) and Aaron Jones (guitar).

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Sean Taylor

on Sun, 26 Feb 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ''An absolutely superb guitarist ... reminiscent of John Martyn" Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 ''Superbly tailored songs'' (Four stars) Daily Mirror ''Articulate, compelling ... brilliant'' (Four stars) Mojo Magazine ''A bluesy devotional intensity that rightly draws comparisons to John Martyn" Q Magazine ''A star in the making ...a superb talent'' Metro Sean Taylor is one of the most exciting and hard working names on the roots and blues scene. He has toured all over the UK, Europe and Australia and has supported John Fogerty, Neville Brothers, Robert Cray, Richard Thompson, Tony Joe White, Eric Bibb, Tom Paxton, Band of Horses & Arlo Guthrie. Sean has played Glastonbury festival three times including the Acoustic Stage. Other festival appearances include Cambridge Folk festival, Beautiful Days, Port Fairy Folk festival (Australia), Celtic Connections, Hebridean Celtic Festival, Secret Garden Party, Maverick Festival & Blue Balls Festival (Switzerland). He has released eight albums including one album recorded in Dublin with Trevor Hutchinson (Waterboys) and his last four albums with Mark Hallman (Carole King, Ani di Franco) at Congress House Studios in Austin (TX). Now that he's a seasoned performer and recording artist of ten years standing, Sean Taylor has achieved a special maturity stemming from experience, but also from the excitement in artistic freedom that experience can sometimes bring with his latest album, Flood & Burn. Sean puts it like this: I felt a freedom and confidence in writing the original songs, and in the making of this recording. And that's exciting. It sure comes across. Recorded in Austin, Texas by ace producer Mark Hallman, known for his work with Eliza Gilkyson and Tom Russell amongst others, Flood & Burn is big enough and confident enough to embrace a variety of genres, a range of feel and texture. And this is with such a rare ease, fluidity and mastery that it works completely towards being first of all a great Sean Taylor album. Flood & Burn may be the best thing I have ever done, says Sean Taylor. And Sean's got to be right there. This is an utterly compelling, assured standout album from a top guy on top form. ''Wonderful'' Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 2 ''A fine blues guitarist ... Taylor is a man to watch' Guardian "Sean Taylor is a wonderfully talented modern troubadour whose sincere, thoughtful songs pull you in. I've had the pleasure of sharing the stage with him. He swings. Check him out!" Eric Bibb ''Sean Taylor's work just gets classier ... His talent might yet puncture the mainstream' Classic Rock 8/10 ''A fine young musician, songwriter and great geezer. I have nothing but admiration for the dedication to his craft.' Danny Thompson "My main listen today - Springsteen and Taylor are cheering my day...brilliant, stunning songs. Great album.' Mike Harding www.seantaylorsongs.com

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Ben Paley & Tab Hunter At Walthamstow Folk

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

A blistering guitar and fiddle duo. Ben is one of the best and most fiery fiddle players in folk music and Tab can match him stroke for stroke with his kick-arse plectrum guitar. 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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Shake The Chains

on Mon, 27 Feb 2017 at London St John on Bethnal Green 7:00pm

A new touring commission from celebrated UK contemporary folk singer/songwriters exploring the history of the role song has played in social change. From the industrial revolution, universal suffrage and the slave trade, through to CND, Rock against Racism and the Miners' strike, song is a common and integral factor in all the movements that have sought to instigate change. Featuring Nancy Kerr, Hannah Martin, Greg Russell, Findlay Napier, Tim Yates

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Siobhan Miller

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

One of Scotland's foremost traditional singers, and twice winner of the prestigious Scots Singer of the Year title at the Scots Trad Music Awards, Siobhan Miller has carved out a reputation as one of the finest voices on the Scottish folk scene (The Scotsman). Her soulful and stirring renewal of traditional song effortlessly stills and silences all spaces, from the most vast concert halls to the bar sessions afterwards. Her hotly anticipated second album, released in January 2017, sees Siobhan reimagining a number of songs, handpicked from those which she grew up amongst and performed in her youth. As the finest young interpreter of Scots traditional song (Scotland on Sunday) her chosen material reflects on her musical upbringing whilst forging a unique path forward - with stunning vocal performances atop the instrumental talents of Euan Burton (double bass) and Aaron Jones (guitar).

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The Siobhan Miller Band

on Tue, 28 Feb 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Two-time winner of Scots Singer of the Year, Siobhan Miller is widely regarded as one of the foremost vocalists in Scotland. Her soulful and stirring renewal of traditional song effortlessly stills and silences all spaces, from the most vast concert halls to the bar sessions afterwards. Her debut solo album, Flight of Time produced by James Grant and nominated for album of the year at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2015 marks an exciting new chapter in a sparkling career that stretches back to her early teens. A recipient of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, alongside Jeana Leslie with whom she went on to release two acclaimed albums and tour internationally, Siobhan is also a former member of folk group Salt House, whose album was heralded as seamless by The Guardian. Her style has been honed through collaborations and studies with many of Scotland's top musicians. She is part of the all-star cast and a featured solo singer within Far Far from Ypres, directed by Ian MacCalman, has performed on Broadway, New York, and in 2014 was a guest singer with National Theatre of Scotland in their Alternative Burns production. Nationwide television appearances, performances for royalty and heads of state, and outings at many of the UK's major folk festivals including Cambridge, Cropredy, Towersey, Underneath the Stars, Orkney, Shetland, and The Great British Folk Festival illustrate just why she has been lauded as the finest young interpreter of Scots traditional song (Scotland on Sunday).

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Martin Carthy And John Kirkpatrick

on Wed, 1 Mar 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

National treasures Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick embark on a rare UK duo tour next February. These two leading interpreters of English folk traditions folk guitarist/singer Carthy and squeezebox virtuoso/singer Kirkpatrick are long-time collaborators in a variety of seminal musical projects: from John's iconic 1976 Morris tunes album Plain Capers through Steeleye Span to Brass Monkey. Their enduring enjoyment of playing with each other shines through in their performances warm, natural and charismatic. Pure English folk pedigree! For more than 40 years, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick and his award-winning wife (Norma Waterson) and daughter Eliza Carthy have resulted in more than 40 albums, but Martin has only recorded 10 solo albums, of which Waiting for Angels (Topic TSCD527) was the latest. A ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic and electric-guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material, Martin always prefers to follow an insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position. Perhaps, most significant of all, are his settings of traditional songs with guitar, which have influenced a generation of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, on both sides of the Atlantic. John is one of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene, performing solo, in duos, acoustic groups and electric bands, and has established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso (melodeon, Anglo concertina and button accordion), as well as a leading interpreter of English folk music. He has been a member of the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, The Richard Thompson Band, Umps and Dumps, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey, Trans-Europe Diatonique, and Band of Hope, as well as numerous ceilidh bands. As songwriter, composer, choreographer, and musical director, he has contributed to over sixty plays in the theatre and on radio. And as featured artiste, band member, or session player, his music can be heard on over 200 different commercial recordings. Praise for Martin: `Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all' Q Magazine 'Carthy is a master of the ballad of substance, songs that tell stories, whether they are traditional, his own or from contemporary writers.' The Telegraph Praise for John: English Folk Dance and Song Society's Gold Badge 2003 (Awarded for his outstanding contribution to English Folk Music) Kirkpatrick's buoyant presence and lust for this music sounds more rampant than everColin Irwin - fRoots 2009

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Courtney Marie Andrews

on Wed, 1 Mar 2017 at Coventry The Tin at The Coal Vaults 8:00pm

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Courtney Marie Andrews

on Wed, 1 Mar 2017 at Coventry The Tin at The Coal Vaults 8:00pm

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Stompin' Dave

on Thu, 2 Mar 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Stompin' Dave Allen returns to the Chapel Art Centre on Thursday 2nd March. He's been described by Maverick Magazine as one of the world's greatest performers and by Blues In Britain as a downright genius. The Dorset based Stompin' Dave is a vocalist, multi instrumentalist and dancer. He sings and plays guitar, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, piano and tap dances in an old-time, flat-footing style, often whilst playing an instrument. With twenty five years of performing experience Dave has worked exclusively as a musician and performed across the UK and beyond including major festivals such as Glastonbury, Bestival, and Camp Bestival, etc. Dave has performed at many bluegrass, blues, country, folk, rock n roll and old-time music festivals including some major festivals such as Glastonbury, Bestival, and Camp Bestival, etc. A former member of former UK blues band of the year The Producers, Stompin' Dave was nominated for a British Blues Award in the acoustic act category 2014. Winner of the FOAOTMAD old-time banjo competition 2011 and 2013. Dave has performed many concerts in art centres and theatres alongside touring musicians from the USA including the legendary Whitetop Mountain Band from Virginia, W.C. Handy award winner Guy Davis, International Bluegrass Achievement award winner Alice Gerrard, and Jack Lawrence musical partner of guitar great Doc Watson, as well as many others. Stompin' Dave has been billed as a headline act at festivals, these have included The Cornish Folk Festival, National Banjo Day and The Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival. He has made several visits to the USA including competing in the US national bluegrass banjo, and international flatpicking guitar contests. Last summer Dave was invited by world renowned rock guitarist Jeff Beck to perform at his new album showcase. Stompin' Dave is a master of all kinds of American roots...a formidable musician and a true original. The Daily Telegraph. www.stompindave.com/

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The Churchfitters

on Thu, 2 Mar 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This is a madcap multi-instrumental folk band like no other, quite simply one of the most exuberant, energetic and entertaining acts we regularly host. Witness a bass guitar made out of a frying pan, or heart wrenching vocals accompanied by musical saw, or foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with funk-rock bouzouki. If you've seen this Anglo-French trio before you'll surely want to come again.

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The Churchfitters

on Thu, 2 Mar 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This is a madcap multi-instrumental folk band like no other, quite simply one of the most exuberant, energetic and entertaining acts we regularly host. Witness a bass guitar made out of a frying pan, or heart wrenching vocals accompanied by musical saw, or foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with funk-rock bouzouki. If you've seen this Anglo-French trio before you'll surely want to come again.

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Miranda Sykes And Rex Preston At Evenlode Folk

on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 at Finstock Village Hall 7:30pm

Doors from 7.30pm, performance from 8.00pm. Evenlode Folk at Finstock Village Hall presents: Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston have emerged to become one of the most sought after duos on the English folk & roots scene. The striking combination of the flame headed double bass player & virtuoso mandolin player create music that Folk Roots say is: A musical partnership made in heaven. Scintillating, sensitive and brilliant! Well known for the last 8 years as a central component of Show of Hands, Miranda has an exquisite and spine-tingling voice, whilst Rex, with his exuberant and flamboyant playing style, has built a reputation as one of the finest mandolin players in the UK.

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Oysters3

on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 at Totnes Harberton Parish Hall 7:15pm

Concert starts 8.00pm. Doors & Real Ale Bar open 7.15pm Oysterband from a different angle... By popular demand, Oysters3 take to the road again in 2017. John Jones, Alan Prosser and Ian Telfer, the three founder members and creative heart of folk-rock legends Oysterband, invite you to an evening of fresh acoustic performance and off-the-wall stories - an insight into their history, sometimes turbulent, often funny, with great songs from every era of a unique career. "The very first time we did this, we more or less improvised the show. We were astonished when it went down a storm - and we wondered why on earth we'd never thought of doing it before!" Real ale bar supplied by the Bay Horse Inn, Totnes

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Lindisfarne

on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

During the early '70s Lindisfarne were one of the hottest folk rock bands in England, with chart placements on two of their albums that rivaled Jethro Tull, and had them proclaimed one of the most important groups of the decade. With a sound that mixed plaintive folk-like melodies, earthy but well-sung harmonies, and acoustic and electric textures, the group seemed poised for international success. Owing to the usual vagaries of the music industry and the premature passing of founder member, Alan Hull, it never quite arrived, but the band always maintained a fiercely loyal fan base. However, the 21st century sees Lindisfarne return to form with a classic six-piece line up of long-time members fronted by original founder-member Rod Clements on vocals, mandolin, fiddle and slide guitar. With a repertoire of unforgettable songs like 'Meet Me On The Corner', 'Fog On The Tyne', 'Lady Eleanor' and 'Run For Home' and a reputation for live performance second to none, Lindisfarne's power to galvanise festival and concert audiences remains undimmed and is guaranteed to get the crowd on its feet and singing along. Lindisfarne are: ROD CLEMENTS (1969-present) Vocal, mandolin, fiddle, guitars DAVE HULL-DENHOLM (1994-present) Vocal, guitars STEVE DAGGETT (1986-present) Vocal, keyboards, guitars CHARLIE HARCOURT (1973-present) Guitar, vocal IAN THOMSON (1995-present) Bass, vocal PAUL THOMPSON (ex-Roxy Music) Drums

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Don Kipper

on Fri, 3 Mar 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 Kipper are an award-winning innovative ensemble playing and transforming a wide range of traditional musical forms, from Turkish Fasıl and Greek Rebetiko to Gypsy Jazz and Klezmer. While we attempt to root ourselves deeply in these traditions we always seek to explore radical interpretations and taut arrangements full of complex harmonies, polyrhythms and imaginative improvisation.

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Hadrian's Union

on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 at Ulverston Sports Club 7:45pm

Contemporary folk indie band Hadrian's Union are back with a brand new five piece line-up, sound and material. Initially starting life as a duo, Hadrian's Union formed in 2010 and were signed to independent label Fellside Records in 2013, which spawned the seeds of such bands as Bellowhead and recent Folk Award winners Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar. Sadly, the band disbanded later that year and lead singer and songwriter Stew Simpson took a year out to write a new album. Stew said: After the initial Hadrian's Union broke up I decided to take a year out. During that year I took on one gig to test out some material, and at that gig I met Robin Jowett and Brian Bell who were playing a gig. I instantly saw their talent and went out of my way to talk to them to see if they would like to play on my next record. They asked me what I wanted, I said I really want drums and I miss the fiddle sound. They put out an advert and the first two guys they auditioned on the same day just fit like a glove. Within ten seconds I was like, this is it. This is the sound I've been looking for all my life. Completing the line-up with Stew (vocals and guitar), Robin (melodeon and keys) and Brian (bass) are drummer Dave Pratt and violinist Malcolm Bushby. Since coming together, the band have worked hard to develop a new sound which incorporates all of their musical influences including Lindisfarne, Home Service, Stackridge, Bonzo Dog Dooh Dah Band, Morris On and Fairport Convention.

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Lewis And Leigh Http://www.lewisandleigh.com/

on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 at Wokingham Emmbrook Sports & Social Club 7:45am

We are honoured to have Lewis and Leigh playing for us. They are one of the UK very best acts. They are touring with Deacon Blue in November and December and lots of venues are sold out. Check out their website http://www.lewisandleigh.com/ and buy yours before we sell out

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Daria Kulesh

on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Comfy & Acoustic 2017. Get the lower price of £5 by pre-booking. £7 on the door. Three fantastic acts in one bookshop. Act details coming soon. Doors open at 7pm, get in early to get a good seat. Stage times Lilo's Wall 8.00-8.35 Minnie Birch 8.50-9.30 Daria Kulesh 9.45-10.30 The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, including alcohol, and cake. NO other food or drink to be brought onto the premises. IMPORTANT NOTE: Our stage is IN FRONT of the door so if you are late, you will have to wait outside, possibly in the cold rain, til the act finishes their set/song. Don't be late, or you'll have to wait. For details of parking and the bookshop please visit www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk. You can JOIN OUR CLUB that gets you into every single Comfy & Acoustic gig for less than half price. Send us an email or chat in-store for more details.

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Benjamin Folke Thomas - Album Launch Show

on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 at London The Islington 7:30pm

The London launch for Swedish singer-songwriter Benjamin Folke Thomas' new album - COPENHAGEN. Recorded in Gothenburg with his band, The Swedish Folk Mafia, the album extends Ben's repertoire of soul-searching songs and seeing lyrics. Support artist is former ahab singer-writer Dave Burn.

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Kris Drever

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Drever's voice and guitar now form a part of the backbone of today's contemporary roots and folk scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist. Drever has already played alongside Jack Bruce, Bela Fleck, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Tim O'Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Shawn Colvin, Phil Cunningham, Rosanne Cash, Roddy Woomble, Eddi Reader, Adem, Kate Rusby, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart and many more.

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Luke Tuchscherer And The Penny Dreadfuls

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at Bury St Edmunds The Hunter Club 6:00pm

Singer/songwriter LUKE TUCHSCHERER is a Bedford-based songwriter. He released his debut album, 'You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense', in 2014. Recorded with producer Tom Peters, the album reflects the more acoustic side of Tuchscherer's songwriting featuring confessional songs, storytelling and social commentary and has attracted universal critical acclaim. The album was voted second best album of the year in Americana UK's reader's poll (and Luke was named second best male artist) and featured on multiple Best of 2014 lists. His second album 'Always Be True' is expected in 2017. Luke Tuchscherer knows his way into a good song, and You Get So Alone... is loaded with them. Invoking love, loss and the intricacies of the human condition, Tuchscherer's impassioned vocals and tasteful Americana instrumentation herald him as one of the finer new singer/songwriters of today. Rob Bleetstein, Americana Radio Chart founder Support from Bury's premier sex, death and cowgirl-obsessed country sextet THE WILSONS, indie-pop-folk-rock trio ME AND THE MOON and more tbc.

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Keith Thompson Band

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Keith Thompson Band

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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The Coal Porters

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Coal Porters claim to be the world's first alt-bluegrass act, demonstrating the power of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar and doghouse bass when matched with four-part harmonies and memorable melodies. They have taken this sound around the world being featured on NPR's Morning Edition in the USA and having recorded a live session for Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2. The Coal Porters have five albums available. Their most recent, Find The One, was produced by folk-rock legend John Wood, producer of Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, Squeeze and Beth Orton. Not your average fish & chips bluegrass, the Coal Porters have expanded their music with broad strokes and fearless execution. Chris Hillman (Byrds/Flying Burrito Bros) Sid Griffin was playing Americana long before it was called that with his Long Ryders and his pioneering spirit lives on in his work with the Coal Porters. Billy Bragg

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Rab Noakes

on Sat, 4 Mar 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://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html 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. Rab Noakes biography Rab Noakes is a force to be reckoned with in the world of music in Scotland and beyond. 2016 has seen him continue to tour in support of 'I'm walkin' here' and engage in a number of interesting collaborations. 2015 was eventful in unexpected ways and has not quite been the continuation to 2014 that was anticipated. The scheduled released of the Double CD 'I'm walkin' here' in May was rescheduled to October. The album features many new songs and interpretations. It has been cited in reviews and has attracted positive comment from audience and journalists alike. Rab is hard to pin down in terms of influences. He is an accomplished songwriter whose songs reflect his lifelong interest in the popular song, in folk song and in songwriting. Alongside his acclaimed performance skills as applied to his own compositions his celebrated interpretations feature songs from sources as diverse as Elizabeth Cotten to Beck Hansen. His professional life embraces such activities as media production. Rab is also elected to the Executive Committee of the Musicians' Union so, at times, he'll be representing the MU membership somewhere in the world. In January 2015 Rab played a significant guest role in the prestigious Opening Concert at Celtic Connections, an orchestration of Martyn Bennett's acclaimed 'Grit' album by Greg Lawson. As far as previous recordings go 2014 saw the CD release of two albums plus one EP. The 40th anniversary of 'Red Pump Special' was issued, along with 'Demos and Rarities Vol2 adventures with Gerry Rafferty'. The EP 'Reunited', a performance-based clutch of songs with Barbara Dickson, is also now available. So, 2014 was busy and productive for Rab. A sold-out January concert at Glasgow's Celtic Connections featured the whole of the 1974 album 'Red Pump Special' in the first half followed by selections from his newer songs in the second. This show was also delivered in a more stripped-down version in June. Not to mention the creative collaborations. These include the 'Reunited' tour with Barbara Dickson. He has also been touring with acclaimed Gaelic singer Kathleen MacInnes with a variation on their 'Love, Ballads and Murder' show. Rab's first fully-professional engagements were in 1967. 50 years and over 20 albums later he remains a vital, popular, prolific and acclaimed songwriter and performer. Constant highlights in his performing life have been a continually well-received series of solo shows plus the production of, and performance in, celebratory commemorative concerts on Gerry Rafferty and Michael Marra. Rab's first album 'Do you see the lights?' was released in 1970. Thirty years later in the year 2000 he, along with his wife Stephy, formed their own record label, Neon, and produced a couple of new releases. Before he and Stephy set up Neon in 1995 he spent an eight-year spell at the BBC where he produced music and entertainment shows radio in Manchester for Network Radio and subsequently headed the entertainment department at Radio Scotland. A formal job in that medium was appropriate as the radio had played a major part in Noakes's creative development from an early age. A relationship with Gerry Rafferty continued from the time Rab was a founder member of Stealers Wheel. He played guitar on one of Rafferty's later albums, 'Over my Head'. During 2016 he can be found on tour solo, in collaboration with others and in his part as a singer and guitar-player in 'Grit' which will play at both WOMAD and Edinburgh International Festivals. In May of 2017 Rab turns 70 and celebrates the 50th anniversary of his first properly-billed, paid gig. These landmarks will be celebrated throughout next year, across the country and beyond. So, further into the 21st century you'll most likely find Rab on the road, playing in a town near you, either solo or in one of his creative collaborations. It'll be some time yet until he stops making songs, TV and radio programmes or some other creative noise.

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Marry Waterson & David A. Jaycock

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at Coventry The Tin at The Coal Vaults 8:00pm

Saturday 4th March 2017 see the nominees for 'Best Duo' and 'Best Original Track' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016, Marry Waterson & David A. Jaycock.

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Marry Waterson & David A. Jaycock

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at Coventry The Tin at The Coal Vaults 8:00pm

Saturday 4th March 2017 see the nominees for 'Best Duo' and 'Best Original Track' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016, Marry Waterson & David A. Jaycock.

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Dale Storr - New Orleans Piano Show (london Exclusive)

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at London Seven Dials Club;;' 7:30pm

'He was absolutely phenomenal - just Dale and a piano and he brought the house down. It's more than just his technical brilliance that makes the show - he's promoting a new solo album and chooses a fantastic set of New Orleans repertoire for this show, with really interesting chats in between songs that show his encyclopaedic knowledge of and passion for the subject. He's nominated in the Best Keyboard Player in the British Blues Awards and I'm not surprised' Mark Tattersall - Artistic Director Dorchester Arts 'If there is a better New Orleans-style pianist in the UK than the outrageously talented Dale Storr, please point me in his or her direction because he or she must be very, very special' Lionel Ross, Blues in Britain 'A Tour-de-force of Rockin' New Orleans Piano' Blues Matters Magazine 'I've seen Dr.John's shadow' David Barard (bass player for Dr.John) Dale Storr is the leading exponent of the New Orleans piano in the UK who guides you on a journey featuring the legendary James Booker. Dale immersed himself in the styles of his heroes - Professor Longhair, Dr.John, Allen Toussaint, Tuts Washington and James Booker. Although he himself would down-play it, Dale has encompassed much of Booker's music and style in his own playing. In March of 2006, Dale's passion for the music saw him perform his debut theatre gig as a soloist, concentrating on the piano styles of his influences. The success of that performance resulted in more dates and he has not looked back, playing anything from a classically influenced minuet, a Latin rhumba, a back o' town junker blues to a frenzied boogie woogie. He has been nominated in the top three of the European Blues Awards in The Best Musical Performance Category. His latest critically acclaimed album, which is a tribute to James Booker, will be available at this event. www.dalestorr.com

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Bernard Wrigley

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at Accrington Peel Park Hotel 7:30pm

From starting in folk clubs as a child bride, then writing & performing at the Octagon theatre in Bolton, Bernard Wrigley's career has always combined singing and acting. From TV programmes and films such as Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Phoenix Nights, Dinnerladies, Alan Bennett films, Brassed Off, My Son The Fanatic & Steve Coogan's Coogan's Run, to the many radio plays and programmes presented or guested upon. There has throughout been a steady stream of LPs and CDs - eighteen to date.

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Paul Lamb & The King Snakes

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 7:30pm

Paul Lamb & The King Snakes Saturday 4th March Tickets £12 in advance (£14 on the door) Doors open 7:30pm 8pm There is no doubting the quality of this five-piece band which was acclaimed The Best British Blues Band 2014. Headed by British Blues Awards Hall of Fame inductee Paul Lamb (harmonica/vocals) the set will feature many of songs from Blues Matters magazine's album of the year 2014, Hole in the Wall.

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Philip Henry & Hannah Martin

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at Hernhill Village Hall 7:30pm

Winners of 2014's BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Duo. The alchemy of Martin's ever evocative songwriting, fiddle and banjo playing and the much extolled skills of Henry on dobro, harmonica and lap steel fuse into a wholly distinctive world sound. Their latest studio album, Watershed has received critical acclaim and further places the duo in the higher echelons of the roots genre.

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Steve Rodgers

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at Bedford Gordon Arms Ents Shed 8:00pm

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Vin Garbutt

on Sun, 5 Mar 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Winner of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards "Best Live Act" Award 2001 Powerful, hugely moving, warm, humane, inspired, funny and gut wrenchingly honest. These are just some of the superlatives used to describe Vin's performance. Vin's career has spanned over 40 years of constant world wide touring which must make him some kind of elder statesman of folk. His songs are inspired by the folk tradition, but have transformed into gritty social comment and life observations. He is renowned for his hilarious intros, but for him his song lyrics are the crux of his performance. Vin cuts through the bull, grasping those he meets firmly by the hand and shaking them up with a dose of laughter and tears. It's a true gift to be able to make us laugh and squirm at the same time, but Vin does both. He should be prescribed on the National Health. - English Folk Dance & Song Society. Every budding singer-songwriter please take note: attending a Vin Garbutt concert is now mandatory before your first public performance. Garbutt is the undisputed master of communicating with an audience. - Penguin Eggs Magazine. Canada Winner of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards "Best Live Act" Award 2001 Honorary Degree of Master of Arts awarded to Vin by Teesside University in 2001 for his music and his services to the arts and culture of the area of the North East of England. BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Nominee for "Best Live Act" Award 2007

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Lewis & Leigh

on Sun, 5 Mar 2017 at Portsmouth The Square Tower 7:00pm

We're absolutely thrilled to announce one of our very special house concerts in the beautiful upstairs room of the Square Tower with the mega talents that are Al Lewis (from Wales) and Alva Leigh (from Mississippi) - Lewis & Leigh. This will be a unique chance to see two of the UK Americana scenes brightest talents up close and personal - a unique and wonderful opportunity to see and hear the music as it was originally conceived. They sing for the lost and lonelybut the songs and harmonies carry as much sweetness as sorrow. (The Guardian) At the inaugural UK Americana Awards, Lewis and Leigh received two nominations which was nothing short of phenomenal given that their collaboration only started less than 2 years earlier! Their nominations were for Best UK Song (Rubble) and Best UK Act - and they were also invited to sing Rubble live at the award ceremony itself hosted by none other than Whispering Bob Harris. They pretty much stole the show (and given that the likes of Gretchen Peters, Billy Bragg and Ethan Johns performed too, that was some achievement!), and have since then gone from strength to strength. Following that stand out performance, they were invited to join Billy Bragg's songwriters round at Glastonbury, open shows on tour with Deacon Blue, and amazingly return to the States for appearances at the world-famous US Americana Festival in Nashville in September. The duo will be playing songs from their stunning debut album Ghost - a collection of self-penned originals, recorded in January of 2016 at Urchin Studios in London with Matt Ingram. And that album has been receiving constant airplay on all the main radio stations, and been championed by the man himself Bob Harris. The album has already spent 3 weeks in the UK Americana Top 40 charts, climbing up to the lofty heights of number 14! Reserved and minimal backing, harmonies that are both dark and sweet. If The Shires are too pop for your palate, or Gillian Welch too dusty, Lewis and Leigh will really hit the spot! (Q Magazine) We are limiting the numbers strictly to 45 only, and we know this one is going to sell out very quickly, so as always we'd recommend you getting your tickets sooner rather than later. Check out the You Tube videos below and you'll realise what a special night we're all in for! More information at: www.squarerootspromotions.co.uk

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Ben Glover

on Sun, 5 Mar 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

"With the arrival of The Emigrant, Ben Glover is a fully realized artist in the prime of his creative life. His singing is so full of feeling it's nearly primal; his songs resonate deep in the core. This album is Ben's manifesto, and it's tragic and triumphant and brave." GRETCHEN PETERS "It's a magnificent album....that fully confirms Glover as one of the finest in the Americana genre." FOLK RADIO UK "A raw and organic album where superior songwriting and vocal talent as wide as the Nashville skyline allows Ben's Celtic roots to seep out" (5 out of 5 stars) MAVERICK "Ben Glover has found his voice. The Emigrant is a fully realized record, a work of art. Ben has paid his dues, and it shows. I love this record" MARY GAUTHIER

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Fairport Convention - 50th Anniversary Tour

on Sun, 5 Mar 2017 at Banbury Trade & Labour Club 6:30pm

Enjoy an evening of musical celebration with Fairport Convention at this golden anniversary concert. Credited with originating British folk-rock, Fairport first took to the stage in 1967's summer of love. Throughout the intervening five decades (and numerous changes of line-up) the band's passion for live performance has never wavered. To mark its fiftieth year, Fairport has released a brand new CD titled 50:50@50. The band will play a selection of tracks from the album as well as long-established favourites from their extensive repertoire. Tonight's concert will also feature an opening performance by Sally Barker, one of England's most talented singer-songwriters. Sally came to prominence in the all-girl folk group The Poozies but is best known for her appearances on the BBC TV talent show The Voice where she sang on Sir Tom Jones' team. Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim throughout its long career. The band won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award, Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport's groundbreaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time', and their story and music has often featured on radio and television. Fairport Convention's line-up is Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion. Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue... (they) take chances and clearly enjoy themselves. The Guardian Vigorous and confident...the music leapt around the room. The Mirror

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John Spiers

on Mon, 6 Mar 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

John Spiers, known better in folk circles as Squeezy, has made a name for himself as one of the leading squeezebox players of his generation. Well known for his long-standing duo partnership with Jon Boden in the formidable Spiers & Boden as well as his contribution to the massively popular Bellowhead, John has also played with Eliza Carthy's Ratcatchers and a number of local folk-dance bands. John has always written tunes and music for the melodeon in the traditional style and many of them can be heard performed on the albums of both Bellowhead and Spiers & Boden as well as being played in folk sessions up and down the country and around the world. He has only recently found time in amongst the heavy touring schedule to develop more of these compositions for performance as solo pieces and is keenly working on ways of marrying the infectious pulse of traditional English dance music with modern musical influences and take this vibrant music to audiences both at home and abroad. The Guardian said of his first low-key solo outing at Cecil Sharp House An uncompromising approach, maybe, but it worked, thanks to his blend of elegant, rhythmic and virtuoso playing and easygoing folk club banter. a quiet triumph!

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Flamenco With Alma Gitana

on Tue, 7 Mar 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. -------- When you have experienced the breathtaking momentum of this flamenco group, you realise you have just seen something spectacular and unique; the speed and power of the feet stomping of Lourdes, the raw captivation of the flamenco guitar of Andres, and the amazing vocals of Javier, and how it all melts in a magic and passionate performance. Alma Gitana are quickly earning a reputation in the Flamenco and World Music scene, with sell out shows, rave reviews, and testimonials about the group's passion and quality. Lourdes Fernandez: dance Andres Garcia: guitar Javier Moreno: vocals Guests musicians: Ayoze de Alejandro: percussion

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Dirty Bourbon River Show

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

The Dirty Bourbon River Show deftly melds sounds that range from hard-edged blues to whimsical piano driven ballads to New Orleans brass into a result that is truly a blast of new energy into the musical landscape. Dirty Bourbon grabs hold of audiences, fascinated by their eccentricity and dexterity coupled with their ability to harken back to by-gone eras in music. A circus-like barrage of sound serving as entrance music for a magical mystery tour of whiskey-soaked French Quarter back alleys,

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The Paul Mcclure Band

on Wed, 8 Mar 2017 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Davy Holt

on Thu, 9 Mar 2017 at North Shields Percy Park Rugby Club 7:30pm

Born in Dumfriesshire Davy Holt has lived in the picturesque Scottish Highlands since 2004. His music career began at the age of 7 when he first sang on stage with Scottish Folk Duo Gaberlunzie and he released his first album 'Keeping Folk Alive' at the age of 12. He has gone on to record a further 6 albums, performing throughout Scotland, Europe and North America and has been played on radio stations north and south of the border Dubbed as one of Scotland's hardest working singers, nowadays Davy also frequently performs with Stuart Mackintosh in the duo Caman. But whether performing with Stuart or singing solo, Davy's style is inimitable and his knowledge of Scottish traditional music formidable. His visits south of the border are infrequent but spring 2017 sees him travel to North Shields to open Live In The North East's new gig season. Expect to hear a mixture of traditional Scottish songs and tunes, some of Davy's own material and perhaps a few familiar favourites written by other artists. Most of all come along to be entertained for the evening by a true performer.

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Bob Fox

on Fri, 10 Mar 2017 at Stony Stratford The Cock Hotel (Marquee Suite) 7:30pm

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The Northumbrian Ranters

on Fri, 10 Mar 2017 at Chathill Doxford Hall 5:30pm

Part of the Northumbrian Music Festival: On Tour

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Goat Rope Rodeo Band

on Fri, 10 Mar 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://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html 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. Quotes on Goat Roper Rodeo Band Like the Everlys fronted by Gram Parsons (Fatea) Amazing (Bob Harris) The Goat Ropers are the real deal ! I was blown away when I first saw them play and heard them harmonise, I wanted desperately to join in. If there's any justice in this crazy world, they'll soon be a household name and we'll all be keeping it country with them (Romeo Stodart- The Magic Numbers) The Goat Roper Rodeo Band take a slightly psychedelic route to the finish line and include some serious footstompin' rock 'n' roll along the way, Mix in a little gospel fire and a sprinkle of Gram and these boys ruled our last afternoon (Spiral Earth) Man, how can some so young be so sad.and so perfect! (Ian Dunlop Gram Parsons / Flying Burrito Bros). Wonderfully executed acoustic country blues with two guitars, a double bass and plaintive striking harmonies, a musical landscape driven by old timey sensibilities there's a lot to like about the Goat Roper Rodeo Band. (R2 Magazine) With refreshing, startling vocal harmonies and quirky song writing skills, these young'uns can roll out a fab sombre number just as well as an upbeat one, the Goat Roper Rodeo Band possess a uniqueness and quality that promises success and lovers of this old timey sound are simply going to love this. (Maverick magazine) A fresh, energetic three-piece acoustic band who combine great vocal harmonies with up-beat, self-penned songs to make a memorable live show. (The Record Journal Live)

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Jally Kebba Susso

on Fri, 10 Mar 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Jally Kebba Susso is a UK-based Gambian kora player and composer. In West African culture, the kora is the traditional harp of the griot. The griot plays a key part by bringing together the skills of a historian, musician, storyteller and diplomat to steer the community and its leadership to a better future. You can only be born a griot, inheritance being the only path, and Jally Kebba plays from a background of 74 generations of musical heritage. Jally learnt kora from his father and elder brother from the age of seven. By 13 years he was touring internationally across West Africa, Belgium, Holland and UK. This early exposure and inherent ambition led Jally to his mission: to expand the boundaries of the griot tradition whilst keeping its heart and soul intact. After settling into London in 2002, Jally's musical horizons widened where he started arranging music combining jazz, rock, blues and Afro-funk. He formed his band in 2007 and released their first album Malaye Warr (self-released) in 2012. His songs, sung in Mandinka, call for unity and togetherness. They are songs of love and praise for the ancestors. Album two is under production. With speed and accuracy, Jally commands the the kora's 21- strings in his own distinctive style. His band blends these kora sounds with a strong groove - bass, guitar and percussion - into a live show like no other. www.jallykebbasusso.com

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Tony Mcmanus

on Fri, 10 Mar 2017 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:30pm

You may have thought you'd seen all the acoustic guitar greats at the Kalamazoo.... Renbourn, Jansch, Graham, Wizz Jones, Martin Simpson. They have all graced our stage over the years. But hold on, here's another master to add to the list. Tony McManus is a virtuoso who breaks new ground in the art of fingerstyle guitar. The revered Renbourn described him as "the best Celtic guitarist in the world." It was a craft developed in the folk clubs of his native Scotland and honed to perfection in the concert halls of the world. Tony's obsession from childhood was to adapt for guitar the traditional fiddle and pipe music of his homeland. He achieved it to breathtaking effect. There is so much more, of course. In a McManus show you could hear African songs or Romanian folk tunes, a Monteverdi madrigal or even Bach's E Major prelude. Tony's recent album Mysterious Boundaries drew an astonishing reaction. "Perfect --- beyond beautiful," said Tommy Emmanuel. "Phenomenal," said John Renbourn. And fellow countryman Dick Gaughan admitted he had "no superlatives to do this justice."

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Fleetwoodcave

on Fri, 10 Mar 2017 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

Making waves across the folk scene, folk duo Marion Fleetwood and Gregg Cave have emerged from the latest folk rock superband TRADarrr to great acclaim. Stunning vocals and brilliant instrumental skills make this a delightful, skilled night of music to enjoy. Support is by Southampton based psychedelic folk band Mary Jane, in a cut down trio version.

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International Women's Day Concert With O'hooley & Tidow, Lady Maisery And Grace Petrie

on Fri, 10 Mar 2017 at London St John on Bethnal Green 7:30pm

Coven are a collective of three of the British folk scene's finest, most formidable and forthright female acts, taking to the stage to celebrate International Women's Day in a week of unforgettable concerts. The exquisitely harmonic songwriting duo and BBC 6 Music favourites O'Hooley & Tidow will be joined by the enchanting BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter, activist and performer Grace Petrie. Debuting their new EP, experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women performing individually and collectively on one stage. O'Hooley & Tidow: 'Defiant, robust, political, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in.' Independent 'Lady Maisery are women with ideas, purpose and urgency. They create powerful, enthralling work.' Songlines Grace Petrie: 'A powerful new songwriting voice.' Guardian

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Babajack

on Sat, 11 Mar 2017 at North Newbald Village Hall 7:00pm

An evening of the finest Blues/roots/folk music from multiple British Blues Awards winners Babajack, supported by rising star of the local folk scene, Katie Spencer.

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Sally Barker @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 11 Mar 2017 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:30pm

Sat 11th March Sally Barker @ Wychwood Folk Club + support from Kadia Tiddy Hall, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AG Tickets £10.00 in advance £12.00 on the door Start 8pm.Doors 7.30pm Parking & Bar Available Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@zoho.com Sally Barker reduced Tom Jones, and viewers alike, to tears with her flawless performances on BBC's 'The Voice'. As a young widow her music career took a back seat in favour of bringing up her two sons who later persuaded her to enter the competition. Tom Jones' finalist on the programme, Sally turned down a £75,000 advance and the opportunity to record a covers album for Universal, choosing instead to finish the Poozies' album 'Into the Well' and work on her own material. Whether she is singing to seven million on TV or to 70 people in a club Sally is the consummate professional. It is in live performance that Sally thrives and excels. She has the ability to lift the words off the page as if you were hearing them for the first time, revealing their true meaning. A seasoned performer, Sally has recorded six solo albums, with songwriting influences from folk, jazz, blues and soul, and is well respected for her work with all-female folk group The Poozies. Sally's years of touring have included countless support slots; Bob Dylan, Robert Plant and Sir Tom amongst them. She also channels the iconic and sadly departed Sandy Denny in the recently re-formed legendary folk-rock band Fotheringay. After her appearance on The Voice, Sally's back catalogue saw a resurgence of sales. Sally's album 'ANOTHER TRAIN' featured in the official indie charts and ebayers were asking in excess of £100 for 2nd hand Barker CDs ! September 2015 and February/April 2016 brings Sally out on tour to promote her new 6 track 'Love Rat' e.p. which features 4 new songs ('Love Rat', 'Kissing a Stranger', 'Jealous Bones' and 'Heart & the Shell' and 2 songs from The Voice ('Walk on By' & 'Don't Let me be Misunderstood'). Sally's current live set is a mix of songs from her 'Love Rat' e.p., from 'Maid in England', 'Another Train' and YouTube favourites such as 'Dear Darlin'. "Sally changes the atmosphere in a room when she sings" (BBC Radio 2's Chris Evans). "I have to say you sound amazing" (Will.i.am). That was beautiful. Sally makes the room stop. (Kylie Minogue)

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The Hut People

on Sat, 11 Mar 2017 at Masham Town Hall 7:30pm

The only band to have been asked back 8 times consecutively because they're so good! Swaledale Festival "Truly infectious" - BBC Radio 2 Taking the audience on a musical journey around the World, English instrumental duo The Hut People (Sam Pirt and Gary Hammond) have firmly established themselves as one of THE most unique, entertaining and best-loved acts on the UK folk scene today. Mixing global rhythms with folk tunes from Quebec to Spain, Scandinavia to Sussex and everywhere in between, this is a quirky celebration of our rich musical heritage and it works so well! Expect feel-good dancing tunes, audience participation, step dancing, Quebecois foot-percussion (whilst playing the accordion!) and humour aplenty. With 2017 already looking to be their biggest year to date, don't miss this fantastic duo!

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The Hut People

on Sat, 11 Mar 2017 at Masham Town Hall 7:30pm

The only band to have been asked back 8 times consecutively because they're so good! Swaledale Festival "Truly infectious" - BBC Radio 2 Taking the audience on a musical journey around the World, English instrumental duo The Hut People (Sam Pirt and Gary Hammond) have firmly established themselves as one of THE most unique, entertaining and best-loved acts on the UK folk scene today. Mixing global rhythms with folk tunes from Quebec to Spain, Scandinavia to Sussex and everywhere in between, this is a quirky celebration of our rich musical heritage and it works so well! Expect feel-good dancing tunes, audience participation, step dancing, Quebecois foot-percussion (whilst playing the accordion!) and humour aplenty. With 2017 already looking to be their biggest year to date, don't miss this fantastic duo!

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Duotone

on Sat, 11 Mar 2017 at Newton Abbot St Bartholomews Church 7:00pm

Duotone is the alias of songwriter Barney Morse-Brown, cellist with multi-platinum artist Birdy and BBC Folk Award winners the Imagined Village, Chris Wood, Eliza Carthy and Jackie Oates.Duotone's new album Let's Get Low, written at home on his narrowboat, reveals a songwriter who is unafraid to explore real-life experiences that are often hidden from view after two years in the making, presents a new perspective on his experiences and explores the meaning of home and his sense of place. 'This is some of the most amazing music you'll witness' BBC Radio 4 'A hidden gem' Observer

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Leveret

on Sun, 12 Mar 2017 at London Heath Street Church 7:30pm

Doors Open 7:30pm Live Music starts 8:00pm ---------------------------------------------------------------- LEVERET ANDY CUTTING SAM SWEENEY ROB HARBRON Classy players their intuitive way with tunes is glorious Mojo Leveret features three of England's finest folk musicians in an exciting new collaboration. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron are each regarded as masters of their instrument and are involved in numerous collaborations with a huge range of artists. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity. Leveret's music is firmly rooted in the English tradition but sounds fresh and new, with original settings of ancient tunes sitting alongside new compositions by some of today's finest tunesmiths in the folk field. Their music is not arranged at all in the conventional sense: instead it is played entirely in the moment, combining consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity in a sound which feels both timeless and contemporary. The material may come from archive sources and manuscripts, but there is nothing academic or historical about the sound: it's warm, listenable, engaging and refreshing. Fiddler Sam Sweeney is the current BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 'Musician of the Year', thanks to his work in Bellowhead, Eliza Carthy's Wayward Band, The Full English and his own Made In The Great War project. Melodeon genius Andy Cutting is a two-time winner of that award, and as well as his new trio with Martin Simpson and Nancy Kerr currently performs with Blowzabella, Topette, June Tabor, and Roger Daltry. Concertina wizard Rob Harbron is known for his work with The Full English (Best Group and Best Album BBC Folk Awards 2014), Emma Reid, Fay Hield, Jon Boden and others. Music of a rich, sinewy immersion, guided by a mutual sense of exploration, space and a very English kind of swing. It's an intimate, contemporary reinvention of the source material The Guardian Sublime, exquisite music don't miss them Martin Simpson

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Philip Henry & Hannah Martin

on Sun, 12 Mar 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Bob Fox

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

Bob Fox - The WarHorse Songman For over 40 years BOB FOX has toured extensively throughout the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand and Australia, performing mostly solo but also alongside such musical heavyweights as Ralph McTell, Richard Thompson, and Fairport Convention. Twice nominated as Best Folk Singer in the BBC Folk Awards Bob has long been a favourite on the live circuit. Bob played the role of SONGMAN in The National Theatre's multi-award winning West End production of WarHorse 2011-2013 and subsequently in the highly acclaimed and record breaking UK, Ireland and South Africa touring version which ended in February 2015. Since then Bob has returned to the concert platform with his Evening with the War Horse Songman show and The Pitmen Poets project as well as doing solo performances throughout Britain and abroad. Don't miss a chance to experience his warm, rich voice, virtuoso guitar style and newly acquired melodeon playing skill as he performs some the songs from WarHorse along with additional material from the newly written BBC Radio Ballads and old favourites from his many recordings. This event is a great opportunity to see one of the finest exponents of storytelling through song.

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Dom Flemons

on Mon, 13 Mar 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Dom Flemons is the "American Songster," pulling from traditions of old-time folk music to create new sounds. Having performed music professionally since 2005, he has played live for over one million people just within the past three years. As part of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, which he co-founded with Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson, he has played at a variety of festivals spanning from the Newport Folk Festival to Bonnaroo, in addition to renowned venues such as the Grand Ole Opry.

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An Dha

on Mon, 13 Mar 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. -------------------------------- An Dha means 'The Two' in Gaelic. Two musicians, two cultures, where the land and the sky meet, the Violin and the Cello, separate yet merging into one sound. The delicacy of classical perfection, fire from the Scottish Tradition and the spirit of jazz and the life of the City. Two musicians on a journey exploring life and music, together. An Dha is the Folk music alter ego of the Chapel Hill Duo a violin and cello duo formed in 2011 at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. After attending the Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas folk music course on the Isle of Skye in 2013 they decided to explore the world of folk music in more depth and started to compose and play their own tunes. In 2016 the Duo won the London Fiddle Convention Competition, were awarded a position in the New Roots Showcase and were finalists in the Bath Folk Festival New Shoots Competition.

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Rab Noakes

on Wed, 15 Mar 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Krista Detor

on Thu, 16 Mar 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- KRISTA DETOR: "She is not just a songwriter, nor accomplished musician, nor poignant entertainer - I have been awed by the soul-punching talent of Krista Detor.." - WNC Magazine (Feb. 2015) MusicDish magazine calls her work: "..like Richard Wright's 'Manchild in the Promised Land' or the musical equivalent of Akira Kurosawa's 'Dreams';" The Allmusic Guide calls her An artist of rare ability with a deep poetic gift, and Rolling Stone, "A small miracle." Krista Detor's solo albums have reached national and international prominence, including #1 on the Euro-Americana Chart, and placement within the top 10 of the U.S. Folk and Independent Music charts, but she is no ordinary songwriter: Detor has been involved in several award-winning collaborations, including the highly-acclaimed 'Wilderness Plots,' (PBS national), for which she and fellow writers, including American College of Arts & Letters inductee author Scott Russell Sanders, were recognized by the Indiana Legislature for contributions to the arts (2010), and which resulted in (2) Emmy nominations and a Golden Eagle award. She was the only American woman invited to The BBC's Darwin Songhouse Project, Shrewsbury England (2009); Says Neil Pearson, Producer of the project: Krista is one of the very finest modern songwriters at writing within character; and her ability to convey the emotions of the people that inhabit her songs is utterly convincing and believable... Her last album Barely (2015) reveived widespread critical acclaim and was named Fish Records album of the Year. Krista will also be premiering material from her new album to be released in mid 2017. Support from... LINAH ROCIO Born in Santiago de Chile and currently based in Zurich, Linah Rocio's music is expressive and somewhat fragile - a mix of jazz, indie and pop with a spark of avant-garde. Her songs are encrypted in poetic language , mostly autobiographical -her voice touching yet strong. "Her voice reminds me of Nordic landscapes, which have this stoic gentle charm when under the spell of wafts of mist. Aargauer Zeitung (Newspaper)

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Saiichi Sugiyama Band

on Thu, 16 Mar 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:00pm

Saiichi, who has a career spanning 25 years in the British blues scene, writes music that harks back to the halcyon days of rock and soul, 1965-1974, when all you needed was love and music ruled supreme. His co-writer is the poet and lyricist, Pete Brown, who wrote the words to Cream's classics Sunshine of Your Love and White Room. The single released in advance of the album, Melting Away, featured the late bass hero Andy Fraser, ex-Free and composer of the 1970 smash single, All Right Now and was described by Classic Rock Magazine as reminiscent of Free at their most powerful an emotional slice of blues rock. Blues in Britain magazine in a live review described the album's new songs as ranging from a driving, snare-led Motor City number, where Saiichi's singing-tone Les Paul soars into a furious, rocking close via boppy, poppy soulto the smoky pulse with a fine expressive spacious solo over the gradually intensifying beat", an intriguing mix of what had gone before with gooseflesh-raising peaks and grin-inducing solosa real winner. The band's live performance was described as joyous at once familiar and fresh experience by the Tonemonkey website. This tour by Saiichi Sugiyama and his band represents a true chance for lovers of soulful, lyrical guitar music to witness a real artist at work: don't miss out!

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Saiichi Sugiyama Band

on Thu, 16 Mar 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:00pm

Saiichi, who has a career spanning 25 years in the British blues scene, writes music that harks back to the halcyon days of rock and soul, 1965-1974, when all you needed was love and music ruled supreme. His co-writer is the poet and lyricist, Pete Brown, who wrote the words to Cream's classics Sunshine of Your Love and White Room. The single released in advance of the album, Melting Away, featured the late bass hero Andy Fraser, ex-Free and composer of the 1970 smash single, All Right Now and was described by Classic Rock Magazine as reminiscent of Free at their most powerful an emotional slice of blues rock. Blues in Britain magazine in a live review described the album's new songs as ranging from a driving, snare-led Motor City number, where Saiichi's singing-tone Les Paul soars into a furious, rocking close via boppy, poppy soulto the smoky pulse with a fine expressive spacious solo over the gradually intensifying beat", an intriguing mix of what had gone before with gooseflesh-raising peaks and grin-inducing solosa real winner. The band's live performance was described as joyous at once familiar and fresh experience by the Tonemonkey website. This tour by Saiichi Sugiyama and his band represents a true chance for lovers of soulful, lyrical guitar music to witness a real artist at work: don't miss out!

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Jim Moray

on Thu, 16 Mar 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 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.

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Jim Causley

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

An acclaimed singer for over a decade and nominated no fewer than five times in BBC Folk Awards, Jim finally makes a York solo debut. Expect a rich baritone voice and a wide repertoire of traditional songs, many from his native West Country, plus originals and settings of poems by relative Charles Causley, mainly accompanied on accordion.

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Jim Causley

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

An acclaimed singer for over a decade and nominated no fewer than five times in BBC Folk Awards, Jim finally makes a York solo debut. Expect a rich baritone voice and a wide repertoire of traditional songs, many from his native West Country, plus originals and settings of poems by relative Charles Causley, mainly accompanied on accordion.

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Whiskey In The Jar

on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 at Chorley Little Theatre 7:30pm

The evergreen Irish folk band Whiskey in the Jar return to play Chorley Little Theatre once more with another night of popular folk tunes to celebrate St Patrick's Day. As ever, proceeds from the show will go towards local hospices.

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Stylusboy + Support

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

Stylusboy, Coventry singer-songwriter Steve Jones, creates indie-folk music influenced by cult contemporary songwriters like Damien Rice and Ryan Adams as well as classic performers such as Nick Drake and Neil Young. Stylusboy has performed all over the UK including sell out shows at Green Note in London and Warwick Arts Centre in his home city of Coventry. He has supported the like of John Smith, Newton Faulkner, Danny and the Champions of the World, Grant-Lee Philipps, MG Boulter and Lucy Ward . As befitting a modern day troubadour he's also performed one-to-one shows in Emily Barker's Folk in a Box, regularly plays online gigs to audiences all around the world and has played numerous house shows. Stylusboy has performed his intimate folk music at festivals such as the BBC Introducing Stage at Wychwood Festival,Warwick Folk Festival and Greenbelt Festival. The lead track from his Whole Picture EP became a number 1 in Indonesia with EP later becoming 'EP of the Year' on music blog 'This is a Popscene'. Stylusboy is signed to Wild Sound Recordings, the label founded by renowned songstress Polly Paulusma and distributed worldwide by the influential Proper Music. Wild Sound has released the Lantern EP and Stylusboy's debut album Hospitality for Hope, co-produced by Paulusma and featuring the double bass talent of Nizlopi's John Parker and the vocals of close collaborator Rachel Grisedale. The album received acclaim and support from the likes of Acoustic Magazine, R2 Magazine, For Folks Sake, God is in the TV as well as praise from BBC Introducing, 6Music, Xfm and Amazing Radio. In December 2015 Stylusboy released the limited Christmas Light EP and a live album Tales from Home, both which hand unique handmade sleeves made by Steve himself.

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Stylusboy + Support

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

Stylusboy, Coventry singer-songwriter Steve Jones, creates indie-folk music influenced by cult contemporary songwriters like Damien Rice and Ryan Adams as well as classic performers such as Nick Drake and Neil Young. Stylusboy has performed all over the UK including sell out shows at Green Note in London and Warwick Arts Centre in his home city of Coventry. He has supported the like of John Smith, Newton Faulkner, Danny and the Champions of the World, Grant-Lee Philipps, MG Boulter and Lucy Ward . As befitting a modern day troubadour he's also performed one-to-one shows in Emily Barker's Folk in a Box, regularly plays online gigs to audiences all around the world and has played numerous house shows. Stylusboy has performed his intimate folk music at festivals such as the BBC Introducing Stage at Wychwood Festival,Warwick Folk Festival and Greenbelt Festival. The lead track from his Whole Picture EP became a number 1 in Indonesia with EP later becoming 'EP of the Year' on music blog 'This is a Popscene'. Stylusboy is signed to Wild Sound Recordings, the label founded by renowned songstress Polly Paulusma and distributed worldwide by the influential Proper Music. Wild Sound has released the Lantern EP and Stylusboy's debut album Hospitality for Hope, co-produced by Paulusma and featuring the double bass talent of Nizlopi's John Parker and the vocals of close collaborator Rachel Grisedale. The album received acclaim and support from the likes of Acoustic Magazine, R2 Magazine, For Folks Sake, God is in the TV as well as praise from BBC Introducing, 6Music, Xfm and Amazing Radio. In December 2015 Stylusboy released the limited Christmas Light EP and a live album Tales from Home, both which hand unique handmade sleeves made by Steve himself.

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Steve Pledger

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

Comfy & Acoustic 2017. Get the lower price of £5 by pre-booking. £7 on the door. Three fantastic acts in one bookshop. Act details coming soon. Doors open at 7pm, get in early to get a good seat. Stage times Katie Spencer 8.00-8.35 Harry Pane 8.50-9.30 Steve Pledger 9.45-10.30 The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, including alcohol, and cake. NO other food or drink to be brought onto the premises. IMPORTANT NOTE: Our stage is IN FRONT of the door so if you are late, you will have to wait outside, possibly in the cold rain, til the act finishes their set/song. Don't be late, or you'll have to wait. For details of parking and the bookshop please visit www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk. You can JOIN OUR CLUB that gets you into every single Comfy & Acoustic gig for less than half price. Send us an email or chat in-store for more details.

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Wren Music - Singing Her Story

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

Wren Music returns to Cygnet Theatre to host a concert in celebration of International Women's Day. This concert is the finale of a short project led by Sarah Owen and Marilyn Tucker, with a chorus of women recruited especially for the occasion. Come along to hear songs and stories in celebration of women's lives, from history and the present.

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The Hot Rock Pilgrims

on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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

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Lewis & Leigh

on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30am

Al Lewis from Wales and Alva Leigh from Mississippi were drawn together by their affinity for Americana music. It is only since 2014 that the two solo musicians first began writing together but since that time they have been nominated in 2 categories of the UK American Awards and toured with Deacon Blue. In September they showcased at the US Americana Festival in Nashville (part of the strong British contingent of that event). Of their recent debut album Ghosts the Guardian headlined their 4 star review striking sorrow and sweetness and observed the duo are led by the strikingly pure voice of Leigh, and given the lightest of touches from guitar, bass and drums. FromTheMargins website said you always hear something new with each listen despite the evident simplicity; the combination of the songwriting, Alva's emotionally expressive voice, Al Lewis' contrasting but equally effective singing, the serene harmonies, and the understated but animated guitar make the album a clean-cut jewel - Ghost is startlingly good

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Lewis & Leigh

on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30am

Al Lewis from Wales and Alva Leigh from Mississippi were drawn together by their affinity for Americana music. It is only since 2014 that the two solo musicians first began writing together but since that time they have been nominated in 2 categories of the UK American Awards and toured with Deacon Blue. In September they showcased at the US Americana Festival in Nashville (part of the strong British contingent of that event). Of their recent debut album Ghosts the Guardian headlined their 4 star review striking sorrow and sweetness and observed the duo are led by the strikingly pure voice of Leigh, and given the lightest of touches from guitar, bass and drums. FromTheMargins website said you always hear something new with each listen despite the evident simplicity; the combination of the songwriting, Alva's emotionally expressive voice, Al Lewis' contrasting but equally effective singing, the serene harmonies, and the understated but animated guitar make the album a clean-cut jewel - Ghost is startlingly good

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The Jar Family

on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 at Howden The Shire Hall 7:30pm

Hartlepool based The Jar Family are five individual songwriters and musicians, who decided that, rather than strive for success in isolation, they would join forces to pool their talent.Although on paper the idea of five very different and charismatic personalities with a wide range of musical styles working together harmoniously seems unlikely, the stunning results of their work to date speak for themselves. Taking their name from the donations jar they passed around at early gigs, the band are a tight knit group who had the foresight to realise that they were stronger collectively than they were individually. To pursue their ambitious vision some tough early decisions had to be made. With few musical opportunities and even less resources at their disposal in their native North East the band temporarily moved away from their families in Hartlepool and relocated to a deserted farm in the remote Cambridgeshire countryside. There they built themselves a basic rehearsal studio and living in a ramshackle collection of old caravans for over a year they started to develop and refine what was to become the Jar Family sound. A relentless touring schedule, which has seen the band appearing as special guests to a number of established artists such as Jake Bugg, Babyshambles, Alabama 3 and others has brought their raucous and engaging shows to all corners of the country. Picking up an ever-growing army of admirers as a result of this live activity the band has now established a major fan base of fanatical supporters throughout the UK. The Jar Family recorded new material at the legendary Monnow Valley Studios in 2014 with acclaimed producer Rupert Christie and ar released a new album 'Family First' in September 2015 amidst more inexorable touring.

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Keith James Plays The Music Of Nick Drake

on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:30pm

Tickets £12 Hall doors open at 7:30pm but the bar will be open from 7pm

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Claire Hastings In Concert

on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 at Reading St Mary's Church 7:00pm

Winner of the BBC Scottish Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2015 Claire Hastings is currently riding high on the success of her critically acclaimed debit album, Between River and Railway. Claire's fabulous vocals will be complemented by the driving guitar playing of Jenn Butterworth. The evening will be a mix of traditional and self-penned songs from sensitive ballads through to real foot stompers. This is not finger in the ear folk music! The published prices are for earlybird tickets available until four weeks before the concert. After Saturday 18th February prices will be £15 adult, £10 age 14-17 (both plus booking fee).

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Claire Hastings In Concert

on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 at Reading St Mary's Church 7:00pm

Winner of the BBC Scottish Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2015 Claire Hastings is currently riding high on the success of her critically acclaimed debit album, Between River and Railway. Claire's fabulous vocals will be complemented by the driving guitar playing of Jenn Butterworth. The evening will be a mix of traditional and self-penned songs from sensitive ballads through to real foot stompers. This is not finger in the ear folk music! The published prices are for earlybird tickets available until four weeks before the concert. After Saturday 18th February prices will be £15 adult, £10 age 14-17 (both plus booking fee).

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Paul Lamb And The Kingsnakes

on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Big Boy Bloater & The Limits + Support + Dj Jim Jones

on Sun, 19 Mar 2017 at London 100 Club 7:30pm

R&B supremo Big Boy Bloater brings his kicking band The LiMiTs to his favourite venue, the 100 Club, for a great night of R&B, with special guest British Blues Awards nominee Jack J Hutchinson opening the night, and a very special DJ set from the legend Jim Jones (Jim Jones Revue/Righteous Mind).

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Claire Hastings

on Mon, 20 Mar 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Hastings' talents not just as a musician but as a compelling storyteller were obvious" - The Herald "Claire Hastings is blessed with confidence and a very fine voice, beautifully sustained" - Hi-Arts Claire Hastings is a folksinger/songwriter originally from Dumfries, Scotland. She is a graduate of the BA Scottish Music degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, specializing in Scots song. Last year, Claire won the prestigious BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the Year award. Since winning the title, Claire has had the opportunity to perform at many high-profile events including BBC Proms in the Park with the Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and BBC Music Day where she sang alongside Lulu, Jamie Cullum and Deacon Blue. Other performances include Orkney Folk Festival supporting Seth Lakeman, at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh and in 4* reviewed show 'A Man's a Man' at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Claire is currently one of the leading folk singers in Scotland, and was nominated for Scots Singer of the Year at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards in 2015.

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Bronwynne Brent Trio

on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30pm; Concert starts 8pm

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Pagoda Project

on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 at Croydon The Oval Tavern 7:30pm

Paul Hutchinson (Belshazzar's Feast's accordionist) and Karen Wimhurst (clarinet & sax, WNO and ENO amongst many other prestigious musical contexts) bring their cross-over folk/jazz project to Croydon.

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The Jar Family

on Thu, 23 Mar 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Hartlepool based The Jar Family are five individual songwriters and musicians, who decided that, rather than strive for success in isolation, they would join forces to pool their talent and create their 'industrial folk' sound. The Jar Family have mesmerised, entertained, thrilled and conscripted punters at more than 400 gigs including approximately 75 festival performances. Their fanbase is notoriously loud, thirsty, loyal and very large. This six piece are a superb option for festival crowds all over the UK and Europe as they have the knack of being able to win over a crowd quickly and they are extremely entertaining to watch. Imagine, if you can, Steam Punk infused Bob Dylan wrestling The Pogues with Bez in a top-hat. Intrigued?! You should be... They are one of those rare and wonderful acts that quickly galvanises a crowd and brings a real sense of old fashioned showmanship to the stage. They are a truly exceptional live act. Vulture Hound Live Review Have you ever seen a live act move you so much you that want to get them permanently inked on your body? No? Well maybe you should see The Jar Family. Crack Magazine Album Review You can always rely on this Hartlepool band to come up with the goods. Its knock out rootsy folk rock, that has choruses as big as the room, and with all the passion of The Pogues. www.thejarfamily.com www.facebook.com/TheJarFamily www.twitter.com/thejarfamily

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Vera Van Heeringen & Neil Mcsweeney

on Thu, 23 Mar 2017 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Kieran Halpin

on Thu, 23 Mar 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Kieran is one of our perennial favourites this will be something like his 14th solo appearance! He is an exceptional songwriter, widely covered by other artists, and a dynamic performer, his skills honed by 35 years on the road across Europe and beyond. Powerful, passionate, intimate and intense, Kieran lives every song on stage.

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Kieran Halpin

on Thu, 23 Mar 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Kieran is one of our perennial favourites this will be something like his 14th solo appearance! He is an exceptional songwriter, widely covered by other artists, and a dynamic performer, his skills honed by 35 years on the road across Europe and beyond. Powerful, passionate, intimate and intense, Kieran lives every song on stage.

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Rag Mama Rag

on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Rag Mama Rag Formed in 1991, this English duo have slowly and consistently built up their reputation as one of Europe's finest Country Blues acts, playing Henderson Acoustic Guitar, National & Dobro Resonator Bottleneck Guitar, Weissenborn Acoustic Lap Steel Guitar, ukulele, harmonica, washboard and percussion in addition to fine vocals. RAG MAMA RAG create an exceptionally full and hard driving rhythmic sound which soon has audiences feet tapping. Their repertoire is 20's and 30's Blues based, but extremely varied, encompassing Mississippi Blues, East Coast Ragtime sounds, early White Country tunes, Original Compositions, and many other regional styles of the 20's and 30's period. Doors open from 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Rag Mama Rag

on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Rag Mama Rag Formed in 1991, this English duo have slowly and consistently built up their reputation as one of Europe's finest Country Blues acts, playing Henderson Acoustic Guitar, National & Dobro Resonator Bottleneck Guitar, Weissenborn Acoustic Lap Steel Guitar, ukulele, harmonica, washboard and percussion in addition to fine vocals. RAG MAMA RAG create an exceptionally full and hard driving rhythmic sound which soon has audiences feet tapping. Their repertoire is 20's and 30's Blues based, but extremely varied, encompassing Mississippi Blues, East Coast Ragtime sounds, early White Country tunes, Original Compositions, and many other regional styles of the 20's and 30's period. Doors open from 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Ranagri

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

Ranagri (pronounced Ra-na-grye) produce an electrifying mix of virtuosic instrumentals, haunting melodies, vivid storytelling and their unique take on old and new folk songs. The London based band are a combination of Irish and English musicians with voices, guitars, flutes, whistles, electric harp, Irish harp and bodhrán. Ranagri have been making waves on the folk scene, recently appearing at major Folk Festivals in Europe and the UK. Ranagri met Grammy-nominated producer Graeme Pleeth when he attended their concert at Union Chapel, London. Pleeth then took them to Peter Gabriel's world-famous Real World Studios to record an album which combines their own songs and instrumentals with traditional folk Songs such as High Germany and The Snow It Melts The Soonest all performed and arranged in Ranagri's inimitable style. Ranagri fuse original song writing and vibrant instrumentals to produce a highly charged mix of folk and world music. Quotes and Reviews "How often do you hear a sound that's completely new and immediately makes you want to dance? I'll be following Ranagri around, I hope they don't mind..." Katie Derham - BBC Ranagri's flute and harp infused set who wasn't conjuring up visions of the airier moments of sublime Jethro Tull was pitifully short, yet gave enough of a flavour to mark them on the list for the next possible wallet lightning raid on the CD stall. Mike Ainscoe - Louder Than War (review of Cambirdge Folk Festival 2015). The standard of musicianship tonight was second to none as the band delivered two excellent sets. The band's musical magic was evident in some of the most flawless playing the Wheelhouse has been witness to over the last 77 shows the venue has staged. Allan Wilkinson - Northern Sky Magazine Quality contemporary songwriting enhanced by beautiful neo-Celtic sounds. Carl Corcoran - Presenter RTE Lyric FM's Blue of the Night Quite possibly one of the best bands we have seen in 2014. Their music is in the main self penned and lyrically has a folk feel to it, but the sound they produce is a mixture of music and rhythms from everywhere in the world. It is so very hard to find a genre to fit them into. Les Jones - Woodman Folk Club Website: www.ranagri.com Twitter: @RANAGRI Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RanagriMusic Bandcamp: http://ranagri.bandcamp.com/album/voices

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The Fair Rain

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

In 2015, the Birmingham-based Old Dance School, after three highly regarded studio albums, took the bold step of changing their name to The Fair Rain ahead of their eagerly anticipated fourth studio release, 'Behind The Glass'. Drawing on a wide palette of influences, the cinematic septet's provocative songs intelligently weave together shimmering strings, soaring brass crescendos, bright grooves and floating fiddle melodies. Recorder, whistles, woodwind, trumpet, violin, viola, double bass, drums, accordion and guitar all combine to create an astonishing sound. In seven years of extensive UK and European touring, The Fair Rain' s appetite for new music and rhythms has evolved from their roots in traditional folk with an elegance and maturity beyond their years. It' s a journey which has seen the band receive accolades from press and audiences alike, including Songlines Top of the World and The Scotsman' s Folk Album of the Year. The band has made many festival appearances including Glastonbury Festival, Celtic Connections, Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Towersey Folk Festival, Sidmouth Folk Festival. 'Truly exciting, awe inspiring music' Songlines 'Ear bending and radiant' The Scotsman

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Martin Stephenson

on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 at Leigh on Sea The Ship 7:30pm

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The Hut People

on Sat, 25 Mar 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Taking the audience on a musical journey around the World, English instrumental duo The Hut People (Sam Pirt and Gary Hammond) have over the last 4 years proved to be one of THE most unique, entertaining and best-loved acts on the UK folk scene today. Mixing global rhythms with folk tunes from Quebec to Spain, Scandinavia to Sussex and everywhere in between, this is a quirky celebration of our rich musical heritage and it works so well! This is a show like nothing you've ever seen before expect feel-good dancing tunes, audience participation, step dancing, Quebecois foot-percussion (whilst playing the accordion!) and humour aplenty. With 2017 already looking to be their biggest year to date, don't miss this fantastic duo! a bewildering array of percussion and accordion-fired compositions.truly infectious! R2 Remarkable. . THE LIVING TRADITION The festival season is nearly upon us, and with The Hut People gracing many of this years bashes, their infectious 'World Folk' will surely be winning them many new fans SONGLINES This is a brilliantly unique sound a duo of piano accordion and percussion defiantly unbounded by British traditions as they stride into world music. THE SCOTSMAN

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Robert Lane @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 25 Mar 2017 at Ascott-under-Wychwood The Swan 7:30pm

Sat 25th March Robert Lane @ Wychwood Folk Club + support from Alex Falconer & Jess Marshall The Swan Inn, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AY Tickets £8.00 in advance £10.00 on the door Start 8pm.Doors 7.30pm Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@zoho.com Robert Lane is a singer songwriter based in Birmingham. His most recent EP/Mini Album Ends and Starts was released via Fish Records on the 21st of March 2016 and launched with a performance at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. The lead track, My Love's In Deep, has been featured on several radio stations and received a tweet of recommendation from Telegraph Music. Robert has recently been a Laurel Canyon featured artist, was asked to perform at Fatea Magazine's Busk Love Folk Festival and embarked on a tour in support of Ends and Starts which will visit venues across the UK as well as a first trip to Germany. "Robert Lane is making a bit of a splash across social and other media just now, due to an engaging manner and a lively presence." Fatea Magazine "Here is a catchy tune married to clever words once upon a time it would have been a hit single. It is a perfect feel-good song." Folking.com "Check out the vibrant new song from Robert Lane." Telegraph Music

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Fleetwood Cave

on Sat, 25 Mar 2017 at Southsea The Tea Tray 7:30pm

Marion Fleetwood and Gregg Cave met through new folk supergroup TRADarrr.  They share a love of performing live and for honest, expressive and original interpretations of traditional music from around the UK, combined with their own original material.            Marion has a voice which has been described as mesmerising and siren-esque, and plays all things bowed. Ashley Hutchings MBE has said she deserves to be ranked amongst the finest singers in this country. She has been a well known figure on the folk scene and is probably best known as a multi-instrumentalist member of new folk supergroup TRADarrr and The Jigantics. She was a member of Meet on the Ledge and the award winning ColvinQuarmby - now known as The Gerry Colvin Band, which she still performs with. She has also appeared live with, amongst many others, Feast of Fiddles and has appeared in one guise or another at festivals and venues across Europe and the UK. She released her first solo album, 'Holding Space', in the summer of 2015. Marion Fleetwood's sublime voice alone would make anyone who hears it stand up and take notice. She is clearly a future force to be reckoned with! (Nigel Schofield, Author: Fairport by Fairport & RT - The Life And Music Of Richard Thompson) Since forming folk-rock band CAVE when he was 18 years old, Gregg Cave, has been performing in concerts and at festivals in the UK and mainland Europe. In recent years Gregg has collaborated with musicians and storytellers and has been commissioned by the Arts Council and National Trust to produce two separate pieces of performance. Gregg is also a founder member of TRADarrr. His new album 'Old England Grown New' has now been released to great critical acclaim with BBC Introducing calling it very special. In addition to the fine collection of Northamptonshire musicians joining Gregg on this album, Dave Swarbrick (ex-Fairport Convention) played fiddle on the opening track 'The Bonny Lass of Anglesey'. We've been following Gregg for a couple of years now and his songwriting and interpretation of English folk songs has a refreshingly honest feel about it, plus his live sound is developing into something very special indeed. (BBC Music Introducing) Their debut album as a duo, 'People Like Us', was Crowdfunded in 8 weeks and recorded over 5 days in a village hall in Northampton, with the added musical input of Tali Trow (double bass) and Paul Johnston (drums and percussion). It includes new material from both Marion and Gregg, along with one cover - Fairport Convention track 'Wizard of the Worldly Game' (with the definitive lyrics to the final verse sent to them by Simon Nicol himself after an exhaustive on-line search showed much confusion!). Friends of the pair joined them to complete the recording and include Simon Nicol and Chris Leslie of Fairport Convention, Anna Ryder, Edwina Hayes, Debs Earl and Chris Cleverley. It will be released in January 2017 and the 25 date 'People Like Us' Tour includes gigs across England and Wales. Perfectly balanced voices and instrumental virtuositya fine concert from two seasoned performers with much still to offer. (Lichfield Guildhall) For those of you who came along to The Tea Tray to see our up close and personal show with Grammy nominee Andrew Duhon, you'll know what a beautiful little venue this is. We think this amazing little cafe is the perfect venue in which to see these amazing artists up close and personal! Notwithstanding that, The Tea Tray is fully licensed, so you'll be able to have a nice drink and Nicki also makes the most amazing cakes! It promises to be a gorgeous evening! More information at: www.squarerootspromotions.co.uk

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Mike Silver @ Shammick Acoustic

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

We've been nagged to have Mike back again (not that it took much persuasion!). He describes what he does as 'music of a well-lived lifetime', which sums it up perfectly. Introduced to the guitar at the age of nine, he decided that was his instrument of choice for the rest of his life. Starting in folk clubs in the 1960s, he has toured Britain, the continent and the USA ever since, writing his own songs along the way, working as a studio musician and singer in between times. He was signed in the early '70s to Elton John's Rocket Records, toured with the likes of Dory Previn, Ashford & Simpson and Show of Hands, and worked with Charles Aznavour, Chris de Burgh and Ralph McTell. Nor does he neglect others' songs, picking the best, performing them in his own style and making them his own. If you've seen Mike before, you'll already be a fan, but if not, give yourself a treat and experience the breadth of his singing, the height of his musicianship, the stature of his performance, and his easy rapport with his audience. A giant of the acoustic music scene indeed!

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Holy Moly & The Crackers

on Sat, 25 Mar 2017 at Alstonefield Village Hall 7:15pm

Seven-piece 'gypsy folk/rock' band from the UK, influenced by an eclectic mix of folk and popular music, combining to produce a mix of rock, pop, folk, blues, balkan, klezmer, ska, reggae etc. Founder members Conrad Bird, Ruth Patterson and 'Squeezebox' Rosie lead the band with compelling charismatic style. They are one of hardest working bands on the circuit with a growing and loyal fan base: over the last two years they have toured extensively, making impressive debuts in France, Germany and 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, and many more. Doors 7pm, show-time 7.45pm. Licensed bar.

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Henhouse Prowlers

on Sat, 25 Mar 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:30pm

We're really pleased to welcome back Chicago's Henhouse Prowlers who have built a well deserved reputation for hard work and non-stop touring, playing music inspired by the roots of bluegrass while branching out into a sound uniquely their own. From lightning fast picking, to sentimental balladsplaying storied original material, traditional songs, and contemporary coversThe Prowlers' live show leaves no one wanting. The boys have worked with the US State Department on four separate trips in ten different countries in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as Russia, and put yet another notch in their European belt this summer, touring all over the Benelux and beyond. Continuing to push the envelope with their highly original songwriting, tight arrangements, and electrifying stage presencewith the bluegrass mantle on their shoulders and the best fans in the world by their side, The Henhouse Prowlers are here to stay for a long, long time.

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Crh Music Presents Bill Kirchen And Band

on Sun, 26 Mar 2017 at Bristol The Golden Lion 7:30pm

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Loreley

on Mon, 27 Mar 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 ------------------------------------------------------ Loreley are an award-winning duo from Sheffield who pair traditional lyrics with brand new music of their own composition. Founded in 2014 by Maddy Glenn (vocals, woodwind, percussion) and Simon James Chisholm (guitar, mandolin, dulcitar, concertina), they have released two studio albums to date. After performing at Oxford Folk Festival, appearing live on BBC Radio, and touring with Reg Meuross, their upcoming third album is sure to cement them as one of the folk scene's best upcoming acts with their energetic live performances combined with dynamic arrangements.

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Henhouse Prowlers

on Mon, 27 Mar 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Eleven years in the making, Chicago's Henhouse Prowlers have built a reputation for hard work and non-stop touring, playing music inspired by the roots of bluegrass while branching out into a sound uniquely their own. From lightning fast picking, to sentimental balladsplaying storied original material, traditional songs, and contemporary coversThe Prowlers' live show leaves no one wanting.

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Ft The Soul Jacket, Sugarman Sam & The Voodoo Men, Tom Walker Trio

on Tue, 28 Mar 2017 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

Solid Entertainments presents 100 CLUB TUESDAY BLUES THE SOUL JACKET SUGARMAN SAM AND THE VOODOO MEN TOM WALKER TRIO

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New Roots & Green Note Present: Ned Roberts 'outside My Mind' Album Launch

on Wed, 29 Mar 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Green Note and New Roots are proud to present Ned Roberts 'Outside My Mind' album launch on Aveline Records. Doors open 7.30 pm. Nearest tube Farringdon 5 mins/ Barbican 5 mins Ned Roberts is an acoustic singer-songwriter based in London. Not long after writing his first songs, he was discovered by producer Luther Russell (Sarabeth Tucek, Richmond Fontaine, Noah & The Whale) and brought to Los Angeles to record. The pair have since developed a close creative partnership. The first single culled from these sessions was "Red Sun", which featured frequently on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Scotland, and Radio 3 in Spain. On the heels of this came the single "Blues #6", featuring vocals by acclaimed songstress Sarabeth Tucek. The track was championed by Lauren Laverne, Jo Whiley, Gideon Coe, and Huey Morgan on BBC Radio. His debut self-titled album was released to great acclaim in 2014, garnering significant national press, notably from the Guardian and Uncut magazine. Live sessions for BBC Radio London and Bob Harris' Radio 2 show soon followed. No stranger to the road, Ned has toured the UK extensively. He attained a much sought after support tour with celebrated US songwriter Anais Mitchell, and has also supported the likes of Joe Pug, Micah P. Hinson, The Delines and Sarabeth Tucek. He has also toured the West Coast of the US, embarked on a 14-date tour of Germany, as well as gigs in France, Spain and Italy. In 2015, Ned returned to Los Angeles to record, once again with producer Luther Russell at the helm. The resulting album, Outside My Mind expertly mastered by John Fischbach (Stevie Wonder, Carole King) is striking, showcasing a greater confidence in both his material and voice, adding an Americana expanse to the folk foundations of his eponymous debut. Delivered with a poetic turn of phrase, excellent musicianship and a perfectly judged vocal sensibility, these songs sit comfortably amongst the classics of the Laurel Canyon era. Outside My Mind will be released on Aveline Records in March 2017. 'Absolutely gorgeous stuff...one to really get excited about' Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music 'A warm treat...his melodies reminiscent of Leonard Cohen with lyrical nods to Bob Dylan, and his voice has echoes of Tim Hardin' ★★★★ The Guardian 'A splendid debut...a beautiful record' Gideon Coe, BBC 6Music 'so gifted, possessing a fine ear for a tune and a real knack for storytelling..stunning'. 8/10 UNCUT 'An understated gem' The Independent on Sunday 'A beautiful voice that brings faded emotions back to the surface. I'm a sucker for a good storyteller.' Jody Stephens, Big Star/Golden Smog 'A lovely lilting voice that recalls a trans-Atlantic Nick Drake... requires replaying constantly' Rough Trade 'Absolutely fantastic, softly spoken and considered' Roddy Hart, BBC Radio Scotland

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Ned Roberts - Album Launch

on Wed, 29 Mar 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Green Note & New Roots are proud to present Ned Roberts' album launch. New album 'Outside My Mind' out March '17 on Aveline Records... NED ROBERTS is an acoustic singer-songwriter based in London. Not long after writing his first songs, he was discovered by producer Luther Russell (Sarabeth Tucek, Richmond Fontaine, Noah & The Whale) and brought to Los Angeles to record. The pair have since developed a close creative partnership. The first single culled from these sessions was "Red Sun", which featured frequently on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Scotland, and Radio 3 in Spain. On the heels of this came the single "Blues #6", featuring vocals by acclaimed songstress Sarabeth Tucek. The track was championed by Lauren Laverne, Jo Whiley, Gideon Coe, and Huey Morgan on BBC Radio. His debut self-titled album was released to great acclaim in 2014, garnering significant national press, notably from the Guardian and Uncut magazine. Live sessions for BBC Radio London and Bob Harris' Radio 2 show soon followed. No stranger to the road, Ned has toured the UK extensively. He attained a much sought after support tour with celebrated US songwriter Anais Mitchell, and has also supported the likes of Joe Pug, Micah P. Hinson, The Delines and Sarabeth Tucek. He has also toured the West Coast of the US, embarked on a 14-date tour of Germany, as well as gigs in France, Spain and Italy. In 2015, Ned returned to Los Angeles to record, once again with producer Luther Russell at the helm. The resulting album, Outside My Mind - expertly mastered by John Fischbach (Stevie Wonder, Carole King) - is striking, showcasing a greater confidence in both his material and voice, adding an Americana expanse to the folk foundations of his eponymous debut. Delivered with a poetic turn of phrase, excellent musicianship and a perfectly judged vocal sensibility, these songs sit comfortably amongst the classics of the Laurel Canyon era. Outside My Mind will be released on Aveline Records in March 2017. 'Absolutely gorgeous stuff...one to really get excited about' - Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music 'A warm treat...his melodies reminiscent of Leonard Cohen with lyrical nods to Bob Dylan, and his voice has echoes of Tim Hardin' ★★★★ The Guardian 'A splendid debut...a beautiful record' - Gideon Coe, BBC 6Music 'so gifted, possessing a fine ear for a tune and a real knack for storytelling..stunning'. 8/10 - UNCUT 'An understated gem' - The Independent on Sunday 'A beautiful voice that brings faded emotions back to the surface. I'm a sucker for a good storyteller.' - Jody Stephens, Big Star/Golden Smog 'A lovely lilting voice that recalls a trans-Atlantic Nick Drake... requires replaying constantly' - Rough Trade 'Absolutely fantastic, softly spoken and considered' - Roddy Hart, BBC Radio Scotland ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Doors open 7.30 pm. Nearest tube Farringdon 5 mins/ Barbican 5 mins

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Pauline Alexander With Sandy Stanage.

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

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Edwina Hayes - An Intimate Concert

on Thu, 30 Mar 2017 at Ruthin AllStyles Music Club 7:15pm

We are thrilled to present a concert by that wonderful songstress with a charming stage presence and the voice of an angel - none other than Edwina Hayes. Edwina's performances of her beautifully written songs, have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle Folk-Americana. She has opened shows for the likes of Jools Holland and Van Morrison and has headlined her own gigs at venues up and down the land, from small Folk Clubs, to Glastonbury Festival, to The Royal Albert Hall. Television and radio presenter Michael Parkinson and the former BBC Radio 2 godfather of folk, Mike Harding are big fans and the title track of her album Pour Me A Drink was covered by Nanci Griffith who refers to her as 'the sweetest voice in England'. Edwina's cover of the Randy Newman song Feels Like Home was featured in the Cameron Diaz film My Sister's Keeper and between the several different uploads, has since had over eight million plays on You Tube. All this is just a small part of her impressive CV, so you can see why we are so excited to have secured her to perform an intimate gig at our lovely little club in the Vale of Clwyd. The event will also feature floor spots by a variety of local singers to start the evening off. The function room at The Feathers Inn is 'seated with tables'. There is a separate well stocked bar with guest ales. Tea/coffee available. Disabled access and plenty of nearby parking. And if you want to stay over, The Feathers also has beautifully appointed rooms available at reasonable prices. Tickets are now on sale at just £8 from WeGotTickets.com. The venue seats a maximum of 50 people, so get in quick and grab your tickets before they are gone. Regular members can purchase tickets at the usual concessionary rate on any Thursday club night. • The Guardian - 'Edwina is a haunting honeyed solo songwriter' • Michael Parkinson - 'A very talented young lady' • Nanci Griffith - 'The sweetest voice in England. A wonderful young woman, so gifted and full of song' • Time Out - 'Sweet-voiced songwriter who has a fine line in gentle, country-tinged material' • Perez Hilton - 'Like a soft blanket'

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Maddy Prior In Concert

on Thu, 30 Mar 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 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.

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Soundbox Presents Kim Lowings And The Greenwood

on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at Chester The Lock Keeper 7:30pm

Doors: 7.30pm Start: 8pm Kim Lowings and The Greenwood stage time: c.9.20pm First-half musicians: to be announced 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. "Absolutely captivating" R2 Magazine ★★★★ "Folk songs can get a bit bogged down in wronged maidens and drowned sailors; these made you want to drum your heels and swirl through very English fields." FATEA Free parking (after 3pm) available within 5 minutes' walk of the venue at Delamere St Car Park and Brook St Car Park Access info: There is a short flight of stairs to access the function room. Toilets are available there and downstairs.

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The Sam Kelly Trio

on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at Howden The Shire Hall 7:30pm

Sam's debut EP - entitled 'Your Way Home' was released in March 2013, which swiftly created a buzz of interest in the folk scene for Sam's music. He followed this up with the release of the widely acclaimed 'Spokes' EP in February 2015. This cemented Sam's place further as one of the most exciting young prospects in the folk scene - landing him a nomination in the Best Singer category at the 2015 Spiral Earth Awards, and grabbing the attention of BBC Radio 2's Folk Show. Touring as a trio with Jamie Francis (banjo) and Evan Carson (percussion), Sam has gained a reputation for an incredibly high class and dynamic live show, and the guys are rapidly becoming firm favourites at venues and festivals in all parts of the country. After a barnstorming performance to a completely rammed Club Tent at Cambridge Folk Festival 2015, the guys were invited to play their first session on Radio 2 live from the festival. Not content with resting on his laurels, Sam enlisted the extraordinary talents of new band members Ciaran Algar (fiddle) and Graham Coe (cello) and went straight back into the studio to record his debut album. 'The Lost Boys' came out in November 2015 to a storm of rave reviews, cementing Sam's place as one of the most rapidly rising stars on the UK folk scene, and enticing Radio 2 to invite the guys into the BBC studios as the featured live session guests on the Mark Radcliffe Show - an honour usually only bestowed upon much more established musicians. The album has also been championed by numerous legends of folk broadcasting, including Mike Harding - who played tracks from the album for four weeks in a row on his online radio podcast. Sam is taking the album on tour throughout 2016 with the full album band, aptly named Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys. Coming from a family largely made up of Norfolk dairy farmers has left Sam with an unmatched experience of singing in front of hurtfully disinterested Friesians, and his meandering musical journey has ranged from reaching the final of ITV's Britain's Got Talent as a teenager, to being selected for the first ever EFDSS Artist Development Scheme. Whether playing to 13 million people on prime-time television, or to 10 people in a tiny pub, Sam's child-like fascination with music shines through, and his passion for discovering and rekindling the sounds of his musical heritage has gained him the respect of peers and audiences worldwide. "Sam has such a beautiful voice and sings with so much soul. I've seen him perform live a few times and he's amazing" Cara Dillon "I think this guy is absolutely brilliant His voice is beyond sublime." Mike Harding "Really fabulous stuff" Mark Radcliffe "A captivating performer, Sam Kelly has one of the best young male voices in British acoustic roots music. Seriously...Check him out!" Sean Lakeman "The Lost Boys is an outstanding debut album." Bright Young Folk "This is the album that the folk world has been awaiting... The Lost Boys is going to be huge." Folking.com

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Oysters 3

on Fri, 31 Mar 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 Oysters 3, 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 £17/14 * 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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Oysters 3

on Fri, 31 Mar 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 Oysters 3, 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 £17/14 * 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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Rackhouse Pilfer

on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

RACKHOUSE PILFER are a fiery & exciting band who have been getting rave reviews with their Roots blend of IrishAmericana. The rise of RACKHOUSE PILFER is unstoppable! They have been enthralling crowds throughout Ireland, Europe and Nashville and were Special Guests to Imelda May at SLIGO LIVE where they were a big hit with the audience, so much so that Imelda May invited them to join her for other dates. RACKHOUSE PILFER jetted off to Nashville, Tennessee to record their album LOVE AND HAVOC at Alex the Great studios with producer Brad Jones. Brad has worked with a long list of Pop, Rock and Alternative Country artists including Steve Earl, John Prine, John Hiatt, Josh Rouse and Bobby Bare Jr. In 2014 RACKHOUSE PILFER were awarded 'Live Band of the Year' by Hot Press & Jaegermeister, recording in Nashville, 1st headline tour of Ireland & loads of great Festival shows RACKHOUSE PILFER pushed forward in 2015 concentrating on their reputation in Ireland whilst working on their upcoming album. Alongside this the band we're invited by Producer Ethan Johns (Paul McCartney, Kings of Leon, Ryan Adams, Kaiser Chiefs etc.) to be the session band on 2 songs on Sir Tom Jones latest album 'Long Lost Suitcase' (2015). Rackhouse featured on the track 'Honey, Honey' a duet with Imelda May and the lead single from the album, and also the track 'Factory Girl' a Rolling Stones cover. Rackhouse Pilfer have been selling out shows and wowing festival crowds all over Ireland, The UK, The EU and Nashville TN, USA Don't miss out on this incredible live act! Live Band of the Year 2014 Hot Press & Jaegermeister Freezer Sessions Best Folk/Trad Band 2015 Hot Press 'Hotties' Awards Beer Flinging Banjo Rock ShortList (the UK's leading Mens Magazine) Stellar Roots Outfit, Superb original songs and a brilliant shit-kicking live band. Hotpress Magazine 9/10, Love and Havoc is an excellent, almost flawless album with a set of fantastic songs, great singing and outstanding musicianship Maverick (UK #1 Indep. Country Music Mag) The 6-piece Pilfers aren't short of energy, they can play up a storm Irish Times www.rackhousepilfer.com

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Jess Morgan At The Couthouse, Thirsk

on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at Thirsk The Old Courthouse 7:30pm

JESS MORGAN something truly special. Folk Radio UK // absolutely addictive The National Student Jess Morgan is a songwriter's songwriter. October 2016 saw the release of a confident new record from this young British voice. Expect a tumbler of unfancified roots music with heart, with passion, with gusto. In early 2017 Jess brings the songs from 'Edison Gloriette' to the intimate setting of the Old Courthouse and will be backed up by members of 'The Light Band' helping to bring the songs and the stories behind them to life. Over the past few years Jess has been making a noise in the UK and further afield with a string of albums comprised of acutely observed, beautifully delivered country-folk ballads. The songs are intimate, but not in that earnest, quiet way. There's fire in Jess' voice, the way it soars between notes like a bird in flight. It's intimate, but it's end of the night, lock-in at the bar, let's get the nice whiskey out, intimate and has over recent years attracted the ears of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, Bob Harris Sunday, BBC 6 Music, Folk Radio UK, R2, Uncut, The Guardian and The Telegraph. When not touring or writing songs, Jess has set up a small factory for producing home-made vinyl records which are hand made by Jess and will play on a turntable. Among the first to own and play Jess's home-made 7 singles were BBC Folk Show DJ Mark Radcliffe, BBC Scotland's Roddy Hart and BBC 6 Music's Gideon Coe. Jess also uses her spare time to edit 'Hold This I Need A Wee' a 'zine' which features written and artistic contributions from a number of her musical peers and is in circulation in obscure places throughout the UK. musicianship dovetails well with her clever and understated songwriting The Telegraph gorgeous country folk The Guardian // inventive and poignant R2 Magazine Doors 7.30pm Show 8.00pm Advance Tickets £9 On the door £10

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Mike Silver

on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

Wessex Acoustic welcomes back the extremely popular and highly entertaining Mike Silver.

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Felix Holt & The Radicals

on Sat, 1 Apr 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Felix Holt is a singer songwriter from London. He plays regularly around town and tours with his Band The Radicals. They play a mix of originals and standards and their style is an upbeat combination of R&B, Blues and Country. In the past Felix has shared the bill with such legendary musicians as Tom Paley, Spider John Koerner and Bonnie Dobson. His band is made up of the core players from the critically acclaimed theatre show the Drowned Man.... and they never fail to put on a great live show!

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Crh Music Presents Alejandro Escovedo

on Sun, 2 Apr 2017 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

If anyone deserves to be regarded as the father of modern Americana, it has to be Alejandro Escovedo. His trailblazing career began as a member of San Francisco's famed punk innovators The Nuns, who supported the Sex Pistols at their last ever show, and continued with Austin-based alt-country rock pioneers, Rank & File and True Believers. Countless all-star collaborations and tribute album appearances and a series of beloved solo albums beginning with 1992's acclaimed Gravity have earned him a surplus of distinctions: No Depression magazine's Artist of the Decade Award in 1998 and the Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award for Performing in 2006 among many others. His new record Burn Something Beautiful is produced and co-written by Peter Buck (REM) and Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5) and is Alejandro at his very best - a celebration of the rock and roll life, a contemplation on mortality and the healing power of love. This collaboration with Buck & McCaughey provides the energy and creativity to help Escovedo's 12th studio release be one of his finest, which is no small feat in his already exceptionally productive, creative and influential career. - American Songwriter

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Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

on Sun, 2 Apr 2017 at Barham Village Hall 7:00pm

Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar met in 2011. Soon after, the duo were signed to Fellside Records and in July 2012 released their debut album, The Queen's Lover. Numerous tours followed as the duo developed and honed their stage craft, becoming one of the most sought after young acts on the English Folk Scene. The press coverage and folk club reports have been glowing and rightly so (R2 Magazine). In January 2013, the pair picked up the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk award. Following the award win, Russell and Algar toured the country in April and, after completing school and University Exams in May, began touring again at the beginning of June - a schedule which saw them play venues and festivals such as Cambridge Folk Festival and Fairport's Cropredy Convention as well as appearing live on Mark Radcliffe's BBC Radio 2 Folk Show. After recording their second album in November 2013, Russell and Algar received the Horizon Award for Best breakthrough act at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The second album, The Call, was then released in July receiving 5 Stars in fRoots, 4 Stars in both R2 Magazine and The Telegraph and a host of other brilliant reviews, Bright Young Folk describing it as an outstanding show of maturity with enormous promise. The duo come from musical households and both began to develop their musical skills long before joining forces. Algar, originally a member of TRI became All Ireland Champion, and All Britain Champion on numerous occasions before the age of 16 and Russell had begun a career as a solo musician supporting acts such as Karine Polwart and Lau, amongst others. Fatea Folk in the Barn Concert Review 2015 Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar have done brilliantly over the past few years. BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winners 2013, BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award winners 2014 and BBC Radio 2 Best Duo nominees in 2015. It is easy to see why. Greg is blessed with a wonderfully powerful and expressive, archetypal folk voice and is a very tight rhythm guitarist. Ciaran is simply a superb fiddle player and along with his breathtaking speed and dexterity, he is a sympathetic accompanist. I thought his supporting lines, fills and swells under Greg's vocals were outstanding and brought an added depth and emotion to the songs. The full and expansive sound they create is very much a case of the two of them together being far greater than the sum of the parts. Greg and Ciaran were touring in support of their just released third album 'The Silent Majority'. Accordingly, several songs from the new CD were featured and they all sounded very strong. Greg and Ciaran are great interpreters of both traditional and modern folk songs and bring an almost ageless quality to them. Within this, their song choices also have something contemporary to say and a clear relevance to the here and now in both a social and political sense. They set out their stall with the opening song 'Did You Like The Battle, Sir' which featured all of the above. A sparse, muted guitar introduction, a very stately vocal that suited the song content perfectly and some beautiful fiddle from Ciaran. Of course, the crowd were also treated to several tunes which inevitably featured some virtuoso playing from Ciaran, some splendid rhythm from Greg and lots of clever syncopation, particularly when making the transition from one tune to another, all of which the pair made look completely effortless. As would be expected, these sets were received noisily by the crowd! For me, other standouts were 'The Silent Majority' and 'Rolling Down The Ryburn' from the new album and 'The New Railroad' off their first CD 'The Queen's Lover'. I remember the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk finalist's weekend back in 2012 when all the acts played two songs at a lovely concert presented by Mike