Talisk

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

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

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Leif Vollebekk

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

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

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Mad Dog Mcrea

on Thu, 23 Nov 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:30pm

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

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Mad Dog Mcrea

on Thu, 23 Nov 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:30pm

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

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Gigspanner

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

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

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Said The Maiden

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

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Chris Wood

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

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

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Keith James - Lorca! The Poetry Of Federico Garcia Lorca

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

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

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Blind Boy Paxton (usa)

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

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

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Harbottle & Jonas

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

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

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Tristan Mackay 2017 Tour

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

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

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Euros Childs

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

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

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Steve James

on Thu, 23 Nov 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- STEVE JAMES Described as an underground legend, this veteran of the British folk and blues scene makes his first appearance at The Green Note! His singing style and touted skills on guitar, slide guitar and mandolin are directly influenced by early mentors like Furry Lewis and Howard Armstrong. Rather than reciting lessons from these masters, however, he has followed their directive to get your own song; and his set is livened by creative songwriting and musical arrangements. Decades of world travel at street level have also made a storyteller of this post-modern songster. He has a rare gift for using traditional forms with complete naturalness. says author/musician Elijah Wald. Roots guitar shaman Jorma Kaukonen states simply: He's one of the best I know.

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Urban Folk Quartet

on Thu, 23 Nov 2017 at Leek Foxlowe Arts Centre 8:00pm

"UFQ are impossibly wonderful" - fRoots "Seriously exceptional musicians" - R2 (Rock 'n' Reel) "Up there with the best of them - amazing musicians." - BBC Radio 2 Folk Show In an age where the word folk encompasses everything from acoustic pop to hardcore traditional music, the use of such labels to distinguish one musical experience from another has arguably been stretched farther than ever. The Urban Folk Quartet's distinguishing features have much less to do with the traditional idea of genre. Yes, this is fiddle-led music that draws heavily from celtic dance forms and traditional song but from there on in it is unlike any folk band you have ever heard. Just as English country dance unassumingly met with big band jazz musicianship in the mid 20th century, The UFQ's approach to the folk ethos is to embrace any and every influence that genuinely makes sense of their time and place and makes sense in their music. From funk grooves to middle-eastern melodies, afrobeat to north Indian rhythms. A sizzling hot ensemble who fuse folk with elements of dub, house and rock with an ease that shouldn't naturally follow that list of genres. Built on the rhythms of a cajón-wielding percussionist and oud-playing bassist, the phenomenal fiddlers led the quartet in one of the tightest line-ups I have ever seen. - Olivia Haughton, Songlines Ufqpressshot2web The first of those phenomenal fiddlers is Galician Paloma Trigás, who has shared stages and recorded with with the likes of The Chieftains, Sharon Shannon and Altan, during her tenure touring the stadiums of the world with Spain's biggest folk star, Carlos Nuñez. The second is Joe Broughton (Albion Band, Bellowhead, Joss Stone) long established on the folk scene as the fieriest English fiddler and showman of his generation. Also an exceptional guitarist and mandolin player, in UFQ Joe deftly shares multi-instrumentalist duties (often mid-song) with Dan Walsh. Touted as one of the finest banjo players in the country as well as a gifted singer and guitarist, Dan (Seth Lakeman Band, The Levellers, Walsh & Pound) joined UFQ in 2014, as guitarist, oud player and founding member Frank Moon stepped out of touring life. The lineup is completed by Tom Chapman, widely considered to be the most accomplished and innovative cajonero the UK has to offer. With the vibrant and diverse Birmingham music scene as a fundamental influence, UFQ is a truly international band. Foreign touring and globally- influenced music have been at the heart of what they do since day one, when in June 2009 their first four gigs took place in four different countries. Since then UFQ's trail has blazed across the world, playing everything from secluded coves to 30,000 capacity festival fields, igniting audiences and winning them a devoted fan base from The Bay of Biscay to edge of The North Pacific. UFQ's cross-genre appeal sees them occupying a singular position, crossing scenes and continents and sharing bills with the most eclectic range of artists. It only gets wilder... Check out recent features on UFQ at Folk Radio UK here.

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Jody Kruskal

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

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

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Tom Russell

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

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

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Frigg (finland)

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

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

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Winter Wilson At Bingham Folk Club

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

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

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Frigg's Finnish Fiddle Tunes Workshop

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

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

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Chris Wood

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

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

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Worry Dolls

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

Worry Dolls are an exciting duo born out of the joint talents of multi-instrumentalists Zoe Nicol and Rosie Jones, whose debut album Go Get Gone was released earlier this year. Serendipity brought Zoe and Rosie together at an open mic when they were 18, whilst studying music in Liverpool. Both redheads with guitars, on their chosen path of becoming solo singer songwriters, and both falling under the spell of 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?'. Paired by their teachers for an opportunity to have their songwriting critiqued by Paul McCartney, they were inspired to start co-writing, and could now be described as an almost telepathically linked songwriting force. Discovering a unique chemistry and symbiotic vocal harmony with their voices, they set off together making music as Worry Dolls. It was a new sound, blending the tender urgency of Zoe's Irish-influenced voice with the fiery integrity of Rosie's vocals and rhythmic guitar. Zoe transferred her fingerpicking skills to ukulele, followed by Earl Scruggs-style banjo, motivated by players like Emily Robison (Dixie Chicks) and Winston Marshall (Mumford & Sons). The pair were drawn to London, where they spent the best part of a year sleeping on couches, obsessively co-writing and performing, and all the while developing a burgeoning cult following. Worry Dolls harnessed this period of transition and channelled it into two EPs, with their second release Burden evidencing a sound that was beginning to shed its starry-eyed innocence, and give way to a more acerbic and mature artistic voice. After a summer of grafting on the festival circuit, they made the decision to quit their day jobs & lives in London to fly to Nashville and record their debut album. They had a strong vision for the record even before it was fully written. The most important creative anchor was to stay true to their English roots and to work with people who could elaborate what they already had. It didn't take long for personal recommendations to pair them with producer Neilson Hubbard, a veteran of East Nashville's music scene with an ear for successful collaborations & a strong focus on vocals. It was soon obvious that the chemistry was mutual. In the 6 months following their album release, highlights include a raved-about main stage performance at Cambridge Folk Festival, showcases at The Great Escape and AmericanaFest UK, Festival La Truite Magique in Belgium, Jessie Weston's catwalk at London Fashion Week, C2C Festival at The O2, BBC Introducing, plays on BBC Radio 2, praise from MOJO, BBC's Whispering Bob Harris & Paul Sexton, opening slots and collaborations with Sam Outlaw and Mott the Hoople's Ian Hunter and a limited edition white vinyl released on Record Store Day. Their November Headline Tour begins at The Borderline in London on November 9th. With 88 shows this year - all a testament to their talent and achievements in such a short time in 2017. Worry Dolls' debut album Go Get Gone is out now on all outlets via Bread and Butter Music. www.worrydollsmusic.com FACEBOOK.COM/WORRYDOLLSMUSIC SOUNDCLOUD.COM/WORRYDOLLS YOUTUBE.COM/WORRYDOLLSMUSIC

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Adam Holmes & The Embers, Plus Rachel Sermanni

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

Rachel will be on stage at 8pm sharp.

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Alice Jones

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

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

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Alice Jones

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

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

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

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

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

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Ninebarrow

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

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The Jaywalkers

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

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

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Demachena

on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Over the last two decades that Demachena have been creating music together, they have been pushing the boundaries that define musical genres. Harnessing their individual cultural experiences in a never-ending attempt to amalgamate these musical influences into a homogeneous style. The result is an inimitable concoction with influences as far ranging as traditional Shona mbira and Flamenco, providing a familiar sound to more obscure genres. Every performance is a pulsating and riveting musical journey.

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Harri Endersby

on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 at Barnstaple The Plough @ St Anne's 7:00pm

Growing up in County Durham and its thriving folk scene, Harri Endersby's music has been heavily influenced by the region's crowd of prestigious folk singers and musicians, her lyrics being firmly rooted in the pastoral and the world of story-telling. We are delighted to be presenting live events in this beautiful Grade One listed former chapel in the heart of Barnstaple. There are only 55 seats available so book early.

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Have Mercy Jug Band

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ HAVE MERCY JUG BAND: A unique trio playing a piping hot mixture of blues, ragtime and jug band music that is spontaneous, soulful, lyrical, humorous and rhythmically infectious. Featuring the music of: The Memphis Jug Band, Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers, Henry Thomas, Sonny Boy Williamson 1st and more.... '.. a marvellous and authentic folkblues that comes straight from the gut and spreads through the audience like wildfire' (Rostock International Blues Festival) Have Mercy Jug Band are: Henry Heggen Vocals, Harmonica and Jug Bob Morgan - Piano and Clarinet. Brian Barnet Guitar and Vocals.Micha Maass - Extra percussion, washboard, spoons

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Fanny's Roving Folk Club

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

lovely bands and our great cheap bar !

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Fanny's Roving Folk Club

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

lovely bands and our great cheap bar !

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Acoustic Haven - Velvet And Stone & Jakob Calladine - 24th November 2017

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

Velvet and Stone: ***** Maverick Music Magazine UK, brilliant band weaving a rich tapestry of keyboards, bass, guitar and violin, led by excellent vocalist Lara Snowdon. & JAKOB CALLADINE (@WoodlandBlue) & Band - So stoked to welcome Jakob Calladine to perform at the Haven... Exquisite songwriter and singer. DON'T miss him! Arrive early. You can listen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncYVMoU7aWg www.acoustichaven.co.uk The Venue: Held at St. John's Church in Bridgetown, Totnes. Acoustic Haven is an Excellent celebration of community and live-music. Great atmosphere & top quality music for all ages with visuals and projected artwork by Mike Boyer and Clive Dragon. Top quality sound with support from DbS and music upstairs mixed by 99%Funky. Award winning Local brews from the bar (New Lion Brewery and Albert Ale), and a Cafe upstairs serving delicious soup from Tideford Organics and home-made cakes and chai tea. Children welcome when accompanied by a responsible adult. We Support: Acoustic Haven is a fundraiser for two local land-based projects. THE HILLYFIELD www.thehillyfield.co.uk The Hillyfield manages 46acres of mixed woodland and pasture on the south of Dartmoor National Park for environmental and community benefit. They are caught in a Public Inquiry with the National Park planners and need help to stand up for small-woodland restoration. To find out more, volunteer, or buy home-grown timber or firewood then visit www.thehillyfield.co.uk THE LIVING PROJECTS www.facebook.com/thelivingprojects The Living Projects is an umbrella group for individuals and organisations in the Totnes area who care about a sustainable future. They look after a 5acre growing project on the edge of Dartington and hold occasional events.

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Acoustic Haven - Velvet And Stone & Jakob Calladine - 24th November 2017

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

Velvet and Stone: ***** Maverick Music Magazine UK, brilliant band weaving a rich tapestry of keyboards, bass, guitar and violin, led by excellent vocalist Lara Snowdon. & JAKOB CALLADINE (@WoodlandBlue) & Band - So stoked to welcome Jakob Calladine to perform at the Haven... Exquisite songwriter and singer. DON'T miss him! Arrive early. You can listen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncYVMoU7aWg www.acoustichaven.co.uk The Venue: Held at St. John's Church in Bridgetown, Totnes. Acoustic Haven is an Excellent celebration of community and live-music. Great atmosphere & top quality music for all ages with visuals and projected artwork by Mike Boyer and Clive Dragon. Top quality sound with support from DbS and music upstairs mixed by 99%Funky. Award winning Local brews from the bar (New Lion Brewery and Albert Ale), and a Cafe upstairs serving delicious soup from Tideford Organics and home-made cakes and chai tea. Children welcome when accompanied by a responsible adult. We Support: Acoustic Haven is a fundraiser for two local land-based projects. THE HILLYFIELD www.thehillyfield.co.uk The Hillyfield manages 46acres of mixed woodland and pasture on the south of Dartmoor National Park for environmental and community benefit. They are caught in a Public Inquiry with the National Park planners and need help to stand up for small-woodland restoration. To find out more, volunteer, or buy home-grown timber or firewood then visit www.thehillyfield.co.uk THE LIVING PROJECTS www.facebook.com/thelivingprojects The Living Projects is an umbrella group for individuals and organisations in the Totnes area who care about a sustainable future. They look after a 5acre growing project on the edge of Dartington and hold occasional events.

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Blues Is Truth

on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 at Richmond Crawdaddy Club 8:00pm

It's fitting that Blues is Truth have chosen the Crawdaddy Club as a place to return to the stage. Three of the band members have a long history with the venue, bassist Brian Soundy performed there in the late 60's with the famed Blossom Toes and both drummer Pat West and guitarist Ian McHugh were part of the house band during a revival of the club in the 1990s. The band also formed in Richmond, performing their first gig, as a trio, in the now defunct Shakespeare, and recorded their debut live, just down the road at the Bulls Head in Barnes. Now, just over a decade later, and after a short hiatus, they're back. Now a five piece, and with a sound that's rooted in Chicago blues, but isn't just a copy of it, they're back to do just what they did at the Phoenix festival, make music that moves your soul and your feet.

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Geoff Lakeman

on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 at Meavy Parish Hall 7:00pm

Geoff Lakeman is a leading exponent of the rare Crane Duet concertina. He performs self-written and West Country songs, English, Irish and Scottish folk and other music as varied as Jimmie Rodgers, the Louvin Brothers, Richard Thompson and Randy Newman. He's also one of the few to play 1920's/30's jazz on an authentic 1920's instrument. His smooth tenor vocals and unique concertina accompaniment have won him plaudits and fans over the years but it has only been since retiring from a long career as a Fleet Street Journalist that Geoff has truly spread his wings musically.

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November Ceilidh Hosted By Morrigan

on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 at London Mycenae House 7:00pm

This Friday 24th November - Don't miss the last GFMA Ceilidh of 2017 at Mycenae House 7-10.30 pm. A great night of live music, dancing and fun, hosted by Morrigan with special guests 'Dacre Morris'.

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Dana & Susan Robinson @ Shammick Acoustic

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

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

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Jaywalkers

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

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

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Jaywalkers

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

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

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Sat, 25 Nov 2017 at NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE ALL SAINTS CHURCH 7:30pm

Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008. Since then, the duo have toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the UK's biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work. They are now coming to All Saints' Church in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne in November 2017 playing from 1930 Gilmore & Roberts www.GilmoreRoberts.co.uk 'Best Duo' nominees - BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016 'Hot property' - fRoots CONFLICT TOURISM released 18.09.15 Featured on The Telegraph's 'Best Folk Albums of 2015' list www.facebook.com/GilmoreRoberts www.twitter.com/GilmoreRoberts www.youtube.com/GilmoreRoberts

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Sat, 25 Nov 2017 at NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE ALL SAINTS CHURCH 7:30pm

Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008. Since then, the duo have toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the UK's biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work. They are now coming to All Saints' Church in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne in November 2017 playing from 1930 Gilmore & Roberts www.GilmoreRoberts.co.uk 'Best Duo' nominees - BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016 'Hot property' - fRoots CONFLICT TOURISM released 18.09.15 Featured on The Telegraph's 'Best Folk Albums of 2015' list www.facebook.com/GilmoreRoberts www.twitter.com/GilmoreRoberts www.youtube.com/GilmoreRoberts

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Kim Lowings & The Greenwood At Wychwood Folk Club

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

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

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Harri Endersby

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

Growing up in County Durham and its thriving folk scene, Harri Endersby's music has been heavily influenced by the region's crowd of prestigious folk singers and musicians, her lyrics being firmly rooted in the pastoral and the world of story-telling. Her new album 'Homes/Lives' presents a transition in style, beginning with acoustic, stripped-back tracks whilst gradually introducing electronic instrumentation and beats as the album progresses. This interweaving of genres has been inspired by Harri's love of Icelandic electro-folk and the likes of Ásgeir and Samaris. Her 5-track EP 'Ivy Crown' released in 2014, rose to #17 in the iTunes singer-songwriter charts and had tracks played on BBC Newcastle Introducing, The Folk Show on Bishop FM, and Roger William's 'World of Difference'. Her new album 'Homes/Lives' was released on the 25th February 2017. 'Musically brilliant storytelling song-writing at its finest is what Endersby and her group deal in.' - The Bubble Magazine Website: www.harriendersby.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/harriendersbymusic Twitter: twitter.com/harriendersby

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Jim White

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

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Peggy & Aj

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

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

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Peggy & Aj

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

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

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Live Music With Sally Barker

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

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

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Gordon Giltrap & Nick Hooper

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

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

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Michele And Romeo Stodart Present.....

on Sat, 25 Nov 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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

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Winter Mountain

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

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

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Laura Smyth And Ted Kemp

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

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

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The Lost Sound Devon Folk Choir

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

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

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The Jar Family

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

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

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Thunderbridge Bluegrass Band

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

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

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Contraband Winter Concert

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

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Contraband Winter Concert

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

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Fanny's Roving Folk Club

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

2 fabulous acts and the bar

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Fanny's Roving Folk Club

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

2 fabulous acts and the bar

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Little Opry With 'the Lowly Strung"

on Sat, 25 Nov 2017 at Margate Tom Thumb Theatre 7:30pm

Little Opry returns with their wonderful takes on Bluegrass classics, this time accompanied by the fantastic new Band 'The Lowly Strung"

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All The Wild Folk: Green Rock River Band + Man The Lifeboats

on Sat, 25 Nov 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

On Saturday November 25t at Jamboree, a night of Americana, Traditional Folk, Brass Jazz and Country with the ace The Green Rock River Band and Man The Lifeboats The Green Rock River Band is an 8-piece string band playing an upbeat, energetic fusion of Americana, traditional folk and brass jazz, echoing times gone by when music halls were filled with the party sounds of banjos, fiddles, guitars, washboards, trombones, brass and soaring harmonies. Man The Lifeboats play raucous, ramshackle, folk music. For those who like a drink with their tunes.

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3 Daft Monkeys

on Sat, 25 Nov 2017 at Appledore St Mary's Hall 7:00pm

3 Daft Monkeys with Support. Sat 25th Nov, £8 adv or £11 otd "Highlight of Glastonbury Festival" - Marc Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

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Mawkin

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

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

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Show Of Hands In Concert

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

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

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Peter Knight's Gigspanner

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

With his trio, Peter Knight breaks new ground and is second to absolutely nobody...ground-breaking, engaging, frequently astonishing, Gigspanner deliver a quite simply superb set **** Maverick Magazine "Gigspanner work together in musical genius...there is no track that won't rope you in and buzz you like drinking a barrel of coffee **** EFDSS Magazine

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Andy White

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

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

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Seamus Fogarty

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

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Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith

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

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

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Winter Mountain

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

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Lisa Knapp (solo)

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

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

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Lisa Knapp (solo)

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

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

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Trad Attack

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

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

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Wizz Jones

on Sun, 26 Nov 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Wizz Jones Acoustic Guitarist, Singer Songwriter and Bluesman. "Inspired by hearing Big Bill Broonzy and Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Wizz Jones learnt his guitar licks from the likes of Davy Graham and Long John Baldry whilst playing in the coffee bars of London's Soho in the late 1950's. He then followed the time-honoured buskers' trail from the streets of Paris to the markets of Marrakech during the early 1960's and returned to Britain with a unique acoustic guitar style, an eclectic repertoire and a 'right hand worthy of Broonzy'! John Renbourn, Clapton and Keith Richards have all named him as an important early influence and in May 2012 Bruce Springsteen opened his Berlin show with Wizz's song 'When I Leave Berlin'. After more than 50 years 'on the road' Wizz continues to tour on the Acoustic Folk and Blues circuit.

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Hadrian's Union At Walthamstow Folk

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

Hadrian's Union are a five piece Contemporary Folk Indie band from the debateable lands of England and Scotland. Influences include: Lindisfarne, Home Service, Stackridge, Bonzo Dog Dooh Dah Band. Hadrian's Union have recently finished recording there most adventureous album to date, 'Aural Borderalis', which will be released in Summer 2017. The album is produced by Saul Rose (Faustus,Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band) and is an ecclectic mix of music inspired by the various influences brought to the Union by the members of the band. Hadrian's Union was formed in 2010 and signed to Fellside Records in 2013,they now have a brand new line up with BBC Folk Award Winners Brian Bell (Bass Guitar) & Robin Jowett (Melodeon and Keys),Malcolm Bushby (Violin & Bouzouki- previous bands include Folkestra and Tom McConville), Dave Pratt on drums with Hadrian's Union founding member Stew Simpson on Guitar and vocals. And it's about time we had them in Walthamamstow! A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Hadrian's Union At Walthamstow Folk

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

Hadrian's Union are a five piece Contemporary Folk Indie band from the debateable lands of England and Scotland. Influences include: Lindisfarne, Home Service, Stackridge, Bonzo Dog Dooh Dah Band. Hadrian's Union have recently finished recording there most adventureous album to date, 'Aural Borderalis', which will be released in Summer 2017. The album is produced by Saul Rose (Faustus,Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band) and is an ecclectic mix of music inspired by the various influences brought to the Union by the members of the band. Hadrian's Union was formed in 2010 and signed to Fellside Records in 2013,they now have a brand new line up with BBC Folk Award Winners Brian Bell (Bass Guitar) & Robin Jowett (Melodeon and Keys),Malcolm Bushby (Violin & Bouzouki- previous bands include Folkestra and Tom McConville), Dave Pratt on drums with Hadrian's Union founding member Stew Simpson on Guitar and vocals. And it's about time we had them in Walthamamstow! A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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The Coalminers Upstairs At Ronnie Scotts - Feat: Bruce Mississippi Johnson

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

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Gluepot Neil Mcsweeney, M G Boulter, Lucy Farrell

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

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

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New Roots: Ben Smith & Jimmy Brewer / Tobias Ben Jacob

on Sun, 26 Nov 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Blessed with a wonderfully emotive voice and a talent for songwriting that ranges from the intimate to the epic, Tobias Ben Jacob played in 'The Roots Union' alongside Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin (winners of Best Duo at the BBC Folk Awards.) Some career highlights to date have included a session for BBC's 'Late Junction' on Radio 3, sharing the stage with Fleet Foxes J.Tillman, and appearances at Glastonbury, Green Man, Secret Garden Party, Larmer Tree and Electric Picnic. 'Inventive and thrilling' R2: Rock n Reel 'Definitely one to watch out for' Late Junction .BBC Radio 3 'Stand out new folk superb.. excellent' Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio 6 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6JzqlkN8jk Legendary singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading discovered Ben Smith and Jimmy Brewer in 2012, choosing them to support her on tour. She loved them so much she called them again in 2015 to repeat the engagement. The duo combine classic close harmony style with superbly honed songwriting craft to produce a brilliantly accessible roots sound, taking influence from the The Everly Brothers to Simon & Garfunkel, John Martyn to the countrified Grateful Dead. They've just released their eponymous debut EP, and in Sept 2017 were invited to showcase at the hugely prestigious AmericanaFest in Nashvillle- great things await! Website: http://bensmithandjimmybrewer.com/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaWFEYSx9WI

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Tradarrr At The Albion Bar, Northampton

on Sun, 26 Nov 2017 at Northampton Phipps Northampton Brewery Company Ltd 7:00pm

Strictly limited number of tickets for this gig! ONLY 50!

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Gemma Khawaja

on Sun, 26 Nov 2017 at Cambridge NCI Club 7:30pm

Traditional songs, ballads and her own compositions with captivating authority........ Folk in "minimum frills with maximum thrills" style.

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Peggy Seeger And Family 'the First Time Ever' Tour

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

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

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Cathryn Craig And Brian Willoughby

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

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Cathryn Craig And Brian Willoughby

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

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Daria Kulesh

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

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

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Sally Barker

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

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

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Jw Jones

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

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

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Dar Williams

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

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

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Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys

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

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

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Sonic Blooms Album Launch Party!

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

Featuring live performance from: LOW CHIMES 'I predict great things' Guy Garvey, BBC 6 Music / JINNWOO 'The most singular new folk talent in some time' ★★★★ The Independent / LEONIE EVANS 'I was just blown away by her' Cerys Matthews, BBC 6 Music / SAMANTHA WHATES / MG BOULTER ★★★★ Uncut ★★★★ MOJO ★★★★ The Telegraph / WHISKEY MOONFACE / ADAM BEATTIE 'Incredibly beautiful' Mary Ann Hobbs, BBC Radio 2. Doors open 7.00 pm. Music begins at 7.30 pm sharp. 'Sonic Blooms' is a double album compilation of the UK's finest emerging alt-folk and new roots music, to be released November 27th by Folk & Honey, a new label created by the UK's leading folk gig listing site. 'Sonic Blooms' has been curated by leading alt-folk promotors New Roots. The album will be launched with this very special gig at the iconic The 100 Club on Oxford Street on November 27th, featuring Low Chimes, Leonie Evans, Adam Beattie, Tobias Ben Jacob. Ferris & Sylvester, Samantha Whates, Robert Chaney & MG Boulter. Think of it as more 'The First Waltz' than the Last Waltz!! This is a not-for-profit enterprise, Every penny generated from this launch and from album sales goes directly back into promotion. All money received goes back into more press, more radio plugs, more print ads in magazines, more sponsored social media ads, to build more awareness of the se wonderful artists and the emerging UL alt-folk scene they represent. TO BUY YOUR ALBUM ADVANCE COPY PLEASE VISIT THE PLEDGE FUND AT: www.pledgemusic.com/projects/sonicblooms

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Andy White

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

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

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Melissa James

on Mon, 27 Nov 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- "Best current British blues singer I know." The words of BBC 6 Music's Tom Robinson who has long given a nod of approval to the work of this singer-songwriter. Melissa James is, however, much more than a blues singer. Appearing in Parliament to lead Parliamentarians in a Big Sing of her song, Live Again, she is a singer with incredible passion for her cause. The creation of her project SING4SANE is testament to that. A singing project which see pop-up Big Sings appear in public spaces alongside anyone who wants to raise their voice in the name of mental health, wellbeing and joy. Her heart is large and together with her music which blends folk, gospel, jazz and life tales her songs are never without a big helping of soul. Melissa's stories bring to the fore fragments taken from her own life as well as those lives and influences that have surrounded her. Which perhaps explains her growing fan base, built possibly on the connection her listeners feel to the lyrics of her songs, sensing the realness of the narratives and feeling that she is someone with a heart that has many a time been hurt and broken, re-gathered and that, on some level, having stared in the eyes of her own demons, she has an empathy for whatever situation someone might at that time be experiencing, or has in the past been through. #LiveAgain Melissa makes her shows as much about the delivery of her songs as they are about reaching out and making a connection with her audience. No finer example can demonstrate this than through the initiation of her latest project, #SING4SANE which last summer saw her invite willing participants to join her at RAK Studios to sing and record her song, "Live Again," for the purpose of mental health awareness, and to build togetherness among like-minded individuals. This Big Sing recording - on release as a charity single - is also to be released in a more simplified acoustic form on her forthcoming record, Stripped Back. All this follows her 2012 debut record, Day Dawns, which affirmed Melissa's place on the musical map as, not only a singer with a voice that moves and continues to permeate the many who hear it but a poetical songsmith who walks in the shadow of her idols Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, Eric Bibb and another very fine singer to whom she has been likened, Lizz Wright. Performing songs from the long-awaited new record Stripped Back Melissa is joined by both Tom Gamble on guitar, Arthur Lea on piano. James takes all of her musical loves jazz, blues, soul, folk and wraps them up into songs that achieve an astonishing array of moods and emotions. - Jazzwise Melissa's vocals are sensitive, soulful and emotional... Maverick

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Tom Russell

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

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

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Bruce Molsky's Mountain Drifters

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

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Nashville Sounds In The Round

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

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

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Roots In The Round - Robert Vincent + Dean Owens + Worry Dolls

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Roots in the Round Exhilarating Nashville style Songwriters Circle, with some of UK's most exciting singer songwriters - Robert Vincent, Dean Owens and special guests. Upliftingly melancholic songs, laced with rootsy Americana, country, blues and harmonies that will raise the hairs on your arms and warm the coals in your gut. Robert Vincent Award winning singer songwriter from Liverpool, continuing that city's notable reputation for producing great songwriters and performers. Robert was voted one the top 20 acts at the 2016 Americanafest Nashville, courtesy of Rolling Stone. He was also the recipient of the inaugural 'Emerging Artist' UK Americana Music Award - personally selected by legendary BBC Radio DJ Bob Harris. Robert's recent album I'll Make The Most Of My Sins (At The Helm Records) is a record that totally embraces the varied influences that make up the 'Americana' genre, from Emmylou to Waylon Jennings to Pink Floyd. the real deal - Bob Harris Live, he is a colossus - Liverpool Sound and Vision Dean Owens Dean Owens is one Scotland's finest singer/songwriters. Armed with a searingly soulful voice, skillfully crafted stories and earworm inducing melodies, he is a compelling and engaging live performer, with an emotional hurricane of stories and songs. He can rock up a storm, with subtle flashes of roots and twang, and break your heart with the next inflection. In September 2017 he became the first Scottish musician to be officially invited to showcase at the prestigious Americanafest in Nashville. Southern Wind - his 7th solo album is scheduled for release in Feb 2018, on At The Helm Records. "Scotland's most engaging and haunting singer songwriter" - Irvine Welsh One of Scotland's best troubadours fabulous Bob Harris Worry Dolls Up and coming London based indie-folk female duo, their debut album Go Get Gone was recorded in Nashville (with Dean's producer Neilson Hubbard) and released in 2017. Sublime harmonies and great songs. Brilliantly quirky The Huffington Post Really, really, really stunning. Without doubt, ones to watch in 2017 Paul Sexton, BBC

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Louis Brennan

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

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

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Ange Hardy

on Wed, 29 Nov 2017 at Uffculme Village Hall 7:30pm

Ange Hardy in concert. New album release "Bring Back Home"

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Anthony John Clarke

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

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

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Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi: The Last Train Tour 2017

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

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

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Said The Maiden

on Thu, 30 Nov 2017 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

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

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Said The Maiden

on Thu, 30 Nov 2017 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

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

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Rob Heron And The Tea Pad Orchestra

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

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Edwina Hayes.

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

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Peter Knight's Gigspanner Play St Helen's Alveston

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

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

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The Worry Dolls, Robert Vincent & Dean Owens

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

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

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Georgia Lewis & Friends

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

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

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Georgia Lewis & Friends

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

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

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We Steal Flyers

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

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

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Boo Hewerdine - The Whitehouse Sessions Totnes

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

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

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Great North

on Thu, 30 Nov 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Folklore presents... GREAT NORTH + support GREAT NORTH is a band that has been at the heart of New Zealand's folk scene for many years - and they have two album of the year trophies from the annual New Zealand music awards to prove it. This tour sees Great North travelling without the whole band and instead as a duo featuring the two main singers and songwriters: Hayden and Rachel Donnell. This husband and wife duo will be performing acoustic versions of their old material and off their upcoming new record.

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Miranda Joy

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Miranda Joy is a 22 year old singer songwriter currently based in London. She performs her meaningfully written songs with a powerful and soulful voice with moving piano accompaniment. She has performed at many venues, festivals and events, including the Vortex Jazz Club, The Village Underground, Rye International Jazz and Blues festival, the Great Escape Festival and Nasty Women UK. Earlier this year, one of her original songs "The Fall" was featured on BBC1's coverage of the NFL Super Bowl highlights. Currently, she is continuing to perform at venues across the UK and working on releasing her first EP.

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Melrose Quartet: 'dominion' Album Launch

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

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

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The Washboard Resonators Play Cafe#9!!

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

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

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Hatful Of Rain - Climb The Air Uk

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

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

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

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

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

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Bare Bones Robert Sunday Hold Music Nancy Wallace

on Thu, 30 Nov 2017 at London The Dentist 7:30pm

Bare Bones Duo of Jason Steel (solo, Hold Music, The Owl Service) and Dom Cooper (United Bible Studies, Circle/Temple, Unknown Heretic, Zensunni, Unit One, The Straw Bear Band, The Owl Service). Their latest release 'Moon Phases' is informed by improvisatory techniques, ethnographic field recordings, and the sonic spaces of Dub; a narcoleptic Ennio Morricone soundtrack. The music is carved out of ritualistic drones, creating nuanced textured soundscapes. Tracks inhabit a moonlit world, reminiscent of the hazy pacing of Peter Fonda's film 'The Hired Hand' or the fragmentary/searching writing of Fernando Pessoa's 'The Book of Disquiet'. Bare and layered, simple and nuanced, Moon Phases has a somnambulistic grace all its own. Simon Lewis of Terrascope - 'They take the audience deep into the heart of sonic ritual'. www.rifmountain.com Robert Sunday A solo acoustic singer-songwriter who combines elements of traditional folk, Americana, poetry, and cinematic allusions. He played his first gig at Cecil Sharp House in March 2011 on the release of his debut EP 'Butterfly Hairslide' on the Rif Mountain label. Since then he has played regularly in London. 'Halcyon Bloom' and 'Cold Little Roses are his latest EPs. The ever-chipper Mr. Sunday deliver more trademark lyrical gold, set to melodies that would make a hungover Kris Kristofferson blush (in his prime!). Sunday deals with concepts around memory, love and time. For fans of Bill Fay, Palace Music & Lee Hazlewood. Stark and quite wonderful. https://robertsunday.bandcamp.com/ Hold Music are Jason Steel (Guitar/Banjo/Voice) & Daniel Gardner (percussion).The duo's eponymous debut outing offers tightly wound compositions that twist & contort in unexpected directions; spare yet expansive, precise yet rambling. Gardner's percussion is locked into Steel's deft string work throughout. Consisting of four tracks over 30 minutes, recorded live with John Hannon (James Blackshaw, Chris Corsano). The lyrics touch on Appalachian murder ballads, original sin and poor grammar. At turns pretty - ritualistic - odd. A banger, for sure. www.rifmountain.com Nancy Wallace is a singer and musician from East London, having been born and raised in a folk-singing family in a Suffolk seaside town. She came to notice singing with the Memory Band and later as part of the cult alt-folk collective The Owl Service. A guitarist and concertina player (as were her father and grandfather before her), her approach to both instruments, and her interpretations of both traditional material and her own songs, set her apart on the contemporary folk scene. Her solo releases began with the critically acclaimed Young Hearts EP and her debut full length album, Old Stories, released to glowing reviews, garnering her a cover feature in fRoots magazine and a BBC Folk Awards nomination. She has performed throughout Britain and Europe, including at festivals such as The Green Man, Glastonbury, End Of The Road, Sidmouth Folk Week, The Big Chill and Towersey Folk Festival. She is currently writing and recording material for her next 'proper' album. She returns to the UK for a short tour in winter 2017/18. http://nancywallacemusic.com/

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Archie Brown & Friends At The Acoustic Room

on Thu, 30 Nov 2017 at Tyne & Wear The Magnesia Bank 8:00pm

One night only at The Acoustic Room! Archie Brown will be giving an all to rare performance with his acoustic trio featuring long time collaborators Pat Rafferty (Accordion and guitar) and "The Maestro" and leader of The Royal Northern Sinfonia, Bradley Creswick. The trio will be augmented by Chris Ringer on double bass. Archie will be performing all songs from the "Weakness of Mine" album as well as other much loved Trio favourites including Liber Tango (Piazolla) and Montes Czardas. Support from your host, Radio Two Folk Award Nominee Jed Grimes. There is sure to be a high demand for tickets, so book now!

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Archie Brown & Friends At The Acoustic Room

on Thu, 30 Nov 2017 at Tyne & Wear The Magnesia Bank 8:00pm

One night only at The Acoustic Room! Archie Brown will be giving an all to rare performance with his acoustic trio featuring long time collaborators Pat Rafferty (Accordion and guitar) and "The Maestro" and leader of The Royal Northern Sinfonia, Bradley Creswick. The trio will be augmented by Chris Ringer on double bass. Archie will be performing all songs from the "Weakness of Mine" album as well as other much loved Trio favourites including Liber Tango (Piazolla) and Montes Czardas. Support from your host, Radio Two Folk Award Nominee Jed Grimes. There is sure to be a high demand for tickets, so book now!

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New Roots: Leonie Evans / Gabrielle Papillon

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

Leonie Evans began 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, London, Bristol, 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 received album 'Collaborations Volume 1', recorded in nine different locations and featuring thirty four guest musicians. Artists featured include Riognach Connolly (The Breath/ Honeyfeet), Brooke Sharkey, Liam Magill (Syd Arthur), Low Chimes and Adam Beattie. ""Like nothing else I've ever heard in my life, 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 WATCH LEONIE EVANS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZBWpIMG9U8 Canadian chanteuse Gabrielle Papillon has just released her sixth album, 'Keep The Fire'- though stemming from her acoustic folk roots, it pushed her further into the world of modern electronica through her collaborations with award-winning Canadian producer Corey LaRue (Best New Act, Canadian Radio Music Awards 2017). Over the course of her career Gabrielle has shared the stage with Ron Sexsmith, Amelia Curran, and Ria Mae amongst many othere. She won the 2015 Music Nova Scotia Awards for Recording of The Year and was nominated for the 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards, Contemporary Album of the Year., and her songs have been featured extensively on television series' across the US, Canada and Australia. ;One of the finest new songwriters in Canada' Tom Power, host of CBC's Deep Roots '...a true gem' Paste WATCH GABRIELLE PAPILLON: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr1-SKuNXyg 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: http://www.newrootsevents.com New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Soundbox Presents: O'hooley & Tidow's Winterfolk

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

Join 'one of British Folk's mightiest combinations' (MOJO), O'Hooley & Tidow, for an evening of beautifully performed original, contemporary and traditional winter songs from their new album 'WinterFolk Vol 1', produced with BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Ben Walker. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of hearts. BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2017 'BEST DUO' NOMINEES 'They sing together in the way families dolike The Coppers or The Watersons' Tom Robinson, 6 Music 'England's answer to the McGarrigles.' * * * * * The Guardian 'Insightful, determinedly left-field angles on the human experience.' * * * * MOJO Folk Album of the Month (Shadows) 'Have Belinda and Heidi done it again? Certainly.' * * * * * R2 'Dense, complex, beautifully performed.' * * * * Songlines 'A fine study of human emotion' * * * * EDS 'One of the most vital and experimental acts on the folk circuit and beyond.' Folk Radio UK 'Formidably brilliant.' Independent 'Brave, beautiful and full of love.' Martin Simpson Start: 7.30pm Doors: 7pm

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Tom Mcconville & Tony Wilson

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

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

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Tom Mcconville & Tony Wilson

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

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

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Clive Carroll In Concert At Mycenae House

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

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

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Clive Carroll In Concert At Mycenae House

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

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

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Tom Russell

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

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

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Molsky's Mountain Drifters

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

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

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Anthony John Clark

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

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

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John Kirkpatrick - Carolling And Crumpets

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

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

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Dale Storr - New Orleans Blues, Boogie And Jazz

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

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

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Son Of Dave

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

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The Dylan Project

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

THE DYLAN PROJECT

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Ma Polaine's Great Decline

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

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

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Gilmore & Roberts

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

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Peter Knight's Gigspanner

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

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

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The Horsenecks At Meltham, Huddersfield

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

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

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Sura Susso

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

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

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Jack Hopkinson

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

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

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Hatful Of Rain - Climb The Air Us

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

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

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Jo Harrop & Harry Sankey

on Fri, 1 Dec 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Jo Harrop & Harry Sankey, play a fine selection of jazz songs with style, reminiscent of the Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass duet albums. Whilst heavily influenced by the late Charlie Christian, Barney Kessel, Tal Farlow, Joe Pass, Jimmy Raney and Herb Ellis, Harry Sankey has been fortunate to study with some of the greatest living jazz guitarists of our time including Howard Alden, Dave Cliff, Peter Bernstein, Jacob Fischer, John Pizzarelli and Dr Martin Taylor MBE He has performed at Love Supreme Jazz Festival, Turin Jazz Club, The 606, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, Bristol Jazz Festival, The Royal Festival Hall, The Albert Hall and has toured the USA, Brazil, Norway, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Taiwan, Belgium and Finland. Jo Harrop is one of the most genuine jazz singers on the scene. " A jazz singer who has a refined mellow sound evoking the greats such as Anita O'Day & Billie Holliday and has graced many prestigious stages and studios around the UK, she delivers a beautifully warm and swinging sound." "No worries here, this girl was born to sing jazz! Jo has all the emotional warmth and sensibility to melt the chilliest of hearts, and her laid back charm implies the right sort of tact she naturally has for her engaging take on soul jazz. Undeniable star quality" Blues & Soul Magazine " A singing sensation".... Her voice is amazing - think Islay whisky, dark porter or tannin-rich red wine -deep, the lissome lady is a class act" "Harrop has excellent tone, and great stage prescence" Marlbank

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Gwenno

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

Friday 1st December 19:30 Tickets £11

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Hot Rock Pilgrims

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

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

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Martin Carthy

on Fri, 1 Dec 2017 at London Charlton House 7:00pm

Folk Legend Martin Carthy returns to Charlton House for the GFMA Wassail Night on Friday 1st December

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Alaw

on Fri, 1 Dec 2017 at Winchcombe Postlip Hall 7:30am

ALAW is three leading musicians who bring a wealth of experience to a shared passion the traditional music of Wales. Whether unearthing rare gems or reimagining a well loved melody they treat their music with a deftness and sensitivity that is thoroughly absorbing.

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Helter Skelter With Justin & The Argonauts + Guests

on Fri, 1 Dec 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Klezmer, Tango, 15th Century Shephardic Jewish Folk and more at Jamboree with the brilliant Justin and the Argonauts. 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, creating a rarefied and enthralling atmosphere with a set of songs ranging from Bach's Hungarian dances to The Cure's Lovecats.

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Jaywalkers

on Fri, 1 Dec 2017 at Stockport West Heaton Bowling, Tennis & Squash Club 7:30pm

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

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The Revolutionaires!

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

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

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Defiance Sessions Presents Robb Johnson

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

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

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Defiance Sessions Presents Robb Johnson

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

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

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Mark Harrison

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

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

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The Lost Notes - Album Launch Party!

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

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

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Jaywalkers

on Sat, 2 Dec 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Since reaching the finals of the BBC Young Folk Awards in 2008, Jaywalkers have cemented their place as one of the most exciting, virtuosic and entertaining young bands working on the British Folk scene. Effortlessly creating a unique sound based on their collective and individual musical backgrounds, the band takes influence from Folk, Bluegrass, Country and Western Swing music in the form of virtuosic instrumentals, three part harmony and impressive slap bass. Add good humour, tasteful arrangements and exceptional musicianship to the mix and they are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. The music Jaywalkers create is in­novative, rooted deeply in tradition, and exhilarating.

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The Jar Family

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

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

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Buffalo Gals

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

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

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Emily Maguire

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

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

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Voices Unlimited, Jenny Larsen & Laveroc Sing For Asylum Welcome

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

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

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Declan Miller.'rising Folk Star'

on Sat, 2 Dec 2017 at London The Grosvenor 8:15am

Introducing the masterful Declan Miller, winner of the 2015 New Shoots competition and undoubted rising star of the folk world. A weaver of music, song, and story that few could match with the same thoughtfulness and passion. Declan first came to the attention of the British Folk scene in 2015; at Kenysham Music Festival at the tender age of 17. Encouraged to enter the New Shoots Competition for that year, Declan went on to strike a chord with judges and audience alike, and took the grand prize. Declan fits seamlessly within the tradition of roaming troubadours, embodying a style of folk music immersed in the land, in community, commonality, and with a touch of the strange and wonderful.

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All The Wild Folk With The Curst Sons + Jenny Wren & Her Borrowed Wings

on Sat, 2 Dec 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of American Trad Folk and Rhythm'n'Blues at Jamboree... The Curst Sons have been playing their powerful stripped back take on early American traditional music since 1998. Performing mainly original material with a few distinctive arrangements of traditional songs they have released six CDs -and one 10 vinyl EP on their own Curst Mountain label. Over the years they have played venues ranging from tiny country pubs to festival main stages, appeared on several local radio shows and recorded two live sessions on the much missed Mark Lamarr BBC Radio 2 show. They were runners up in the 2013 International Song Writing Competition, nominated for Best Alt Country Album in the 10th Independent Music Awards 2011 and for Best Americana Act in the British Country Music Awards 2010. Jenny Wren and Her Borrowed Wings play textured, low-down R & B with an old soulfulness and a winning shimmer.

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The Restoration Session - Xmas Special

on Sat, 2 Dec 2017 at London Secret Location,.. 7:00pm

Back by popular demand for the second evening of the year. Stoke Newington's small intimate live music night returns for an Xmas Special. Expect a good pizza deal with Il Baccio Express across the alley way and, just like the previous evenign, this is a Bring Your Own Booze Event. Our special guest host for this occasion is the Irish actor ROBERT SHEEHAN! Wolfpack Productions will be filming so guests will be asked to remain in silent during the performances. There will be four musical acts this time, Matt Stevens - Pianist and singer song writer. Spud Macbain - after a brief tour of venues in New York, Spud brings us a set of his own original numbers. KONE - an Oxford/London collective bringing their unique, arty sounds to The Restoration Session The Toilers - fresh off their mini-tour of Ireland will bring their bluesy rock sound back to Stokie. Pre paid tickets are £8. On the door charge will be £10

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Andy White

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

Andy's new album The Guilty & The Innocent is out on 24 November and available to pre-order from his website and Bandcamp; he'll have copies on sale at the show. Belfast singer-songwriter Andy White is a 21st Century Troubadour. From the "electrifying urgency" (FRoots) of first single 'Religious Persuasion' to his latest album 'Imaginary Lovers', launching to follow up the success of recent career retrospective box set 'Studio Albums 1986-2016', Andy's a vital and engaging performer and his rare appearances in the UK are not to be missed. Collaborating with the likes of Tim Finn and Liam O Maonlai (as ALT), writing with Peter Gabriel, recording with Sinead O'Connor and touring with Van Morrison, Andy has had a stellar career in music while still keeping a firm grip on his "have guitar, will travel" folksinger ethos. 'Imaginary Lovers' is available through Proper, the box set through Floating World. "One of the finest songwriters of his generation" Dave Haslam, R2 Magazine "Breathlessly edgy and somehow heroic" Colin Irwin, FRoots "I love this man and his music. Rave on!" Janice Long, Radio 2 Holly Morwenna Holly Morwenna is a 20 year old singer songwriter from Devon, now studying Commercial Music at Bath Spa University. Her refreshingly clear, pure vocals soar over intricate guitar melodies as she weaves aspects of her daily life into her songwriting. Her EP "Bloom" and latest single "TipToe" are out now on all major platforms. https://www.facebook.com/HollyMorwennaMusic https://twitter.com/HollyMorwenna

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Kitty Macfarlane / Jess Morgan

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

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

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A Christmas Carol: A Folk Opera

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

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A Christmas Carol: A Folk Opera

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

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Archie Fisher Mbe

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

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

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Greg Genre

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

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

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Ewan Mclennan

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

2011 BBC Folk Awards 'Horizon' award winner and a fast-rising young Folk star, Edinburgh-born Ewan McLennan has been making headlines over the last year, performing at festivals, clubs, and concert halls across the country. He combines traditional music from around Britain and beyond with his own earthy, self-penned songs, creating a unique and compelling sound. He has a gorgeous, lilting voice, a quietly assured and commanding presence and some smart guitar arrangements. One of the most exciting singers to come out of Scotland in recent years (Mike Harding) Stories Still Untold, is a real treat (**** 4 stars The Telegraph) It simply oozes class when we lost Iain MacKintosh and Bert Jansch in recent years I have been waiting for a male voice with the same mixture of vulnerability, sensitivity, and above all, humanity. In Ewan McLennan I think we have that voice. (The Living Tradition)

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West London Cce 60th Anniversary Celebrations

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

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

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The London Klezmer Quartet

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

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

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Jane Rothfield

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

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

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Jane Rothfield

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

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

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Jule Felix At Walthamstow Folk

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

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

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Jule Felix At Walthamstow Folk

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

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

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Buffalo Gals

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

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

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Mark Harrison + Gabriel Mesh

on Sun, 3 Dec 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Mark Harrison's highly individual, all-original music has been going down very well with audiences of all kinds, and it has taken him to some of the top venues and festivals in the UK, attracting acclaim wherever he goes. Mark has taken the style of the early blues and folk/blues innovators, and given it totally modern relevance. His songs all have something to say or a story to tell. With their memorable tunes, striking lyrics and strong rhythms, they make people think, smile and move. He is doing something genuinely fresh and different, tapping into the timeless quality of 'old' music to produce something brand new and totally relevant to the present day. Mark's live shows are well-known not only for the music but also for his introductions and explanations of the songs, and audiences frequently comment on how big a part these play in their enjoyment of the shows. Delivered in a manner often described as 'wry' and 'dry', these mark him out even more as a unique artist. Mark is a thrilling, rhythmic, finger-picker and slide player, with a very distinctive style. He appears solo and with band, his band consisting of some of the UK's top roots musicians. With them he has released four albums which have been unanimously acclaimed across a wide range of areas of the music world, receiving a very great deal of airplay (including BBC) and highly enthusiastic reviews in the UK, Europe and the US. Recently Mark has appeared at top festivals such as Celtic Connections, where his headline concert was a sell-out, and at prestigious venues all over the UK. He also received two nominations in the British Blues Awards (Songwriter & Acoustic) in 2015. In 2015 he released the live album On The Chicken Sandwich Train and 2016 sees the release of his eagerly anticipated new studio album Turpentine. He is currently touring all over the UK. 'really excellent he takes very real things, normal things that happen in life, and he writes about them in a way that makes you think afresh about them' (Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2) 'one of the British Isles' great blues singers and guitarists . totally and absolutely original' (Mike Harding) 'wonderful rootsy blues .. innovative' (Jazz FM) 'singular lyrics an original take on song writing' (Blues in Britain) http://www.markharrisonrootsmusic.com/ --- Gabriel Mesh is currently performing in and around the London acoustic scene purveying a wholesome set that will satisfy anyone with a hunger for virtuosity and authenticity. Gabriel takes inspiration from the folk and blues tradition and sprinkles it with a generous handful of reinvention.

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Tango At Jamboree: Dance Class Only

on Sun, 3 Dec 2017 at London Jamboree 5:45pm

A night of tango dance classes and live music featuring Argentine Tango teacher Antonio Riva from TangoConnect with his partner Kat Henderson and ace accordion player Fabio Turchetti. The night runs like this: Doors 5.45pm Tango Class: 6-7pm. Food: 7-9pm Live music: 8pm onwards! The TangoConnect philosophy. Argentine Tango is firstly about connection. It is a dance, sure! But it is also a way to speak silently and tell your partner stories about yourself and your life, using your body rather than your voice. ?Let us connect you, and show you how to speak this deep and beautiful passionate language. We give you the words and the structure, so that you can become for the dance floor what a poet is for the paper.

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Tango At Jamboree: Concert-only Ticket

on Sun, 3 Dec 2017 at London Jamboree 7:00pm

A night of tango dance classes and live music featuring Argentine Tango teacher Antonio Riva from TangoConnect with his partner Kat Henderson and ace accordion player Fabio Turchetti. The night runs like this: Doors 5.45pm Tango Class: 6-7pm. Food: 7-9pm Live music: 8pm onwards! The TangoConnect philosophy. Argentine Tango is firstly about connection. It is a dance, sure! But it is also a way to speak silently and tell your partner stories about yourself and your life, using your body rather than your voice. ?Let us connect you, and show you how to speak this deep and beautiful passionate language. We give you the words and the structure, so that you can become for the dance floor what a poet is for the paper.

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Tango At Jamboree: Dance Class + Concert Ticket

on Sun, 3 Dec 2017 at London Jamboree 5:40pm

A night of tango dance classes and live music featuring Argentine Tango teacher Antonio Riva from TangoConnect with his partner Kat Henderson and ace accordion player Fabio Turchetti. The night runs like this: Doors 5.45pm Tango Class: 6-7pm. Food: 7-9pm Live music: 8pm onwards! The TangoConnect philosophy. Argentine Tango is firstly about connection. It is a dance, sure! But it is also a way to speak silently and tell your partner stories about yourself and your life, using your body rather than your voice. ?Let us connect you, and show you how to speak this deep and beautiful passionate language. We give you the words and the structure, so that you can become for the dance floor what a poet is for the paper.

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James Frost, Beth Coombes, Omer Makessa At The Angel Studios

on Sun, 3 Dec 2017 at Totnes Angel Studios 7:00pm

In the beautiful surroundings of the Angel Gallery on South Street in Totnes, an intimate concert from three beautiful acoustic musicians. James Frost with Beth Coombes - flowing piano, delicate acoustic guitar, accordion, percussion and harmony voices. James Frost is an established songwriter and live performer (Glastonbury Festival, BBC, Folk East) now playing venues and festivals with pianist Beth Coombes. Expect songs of the travelling spirit, community, nature mystery and the open heart. www.jamesfrostmusic.com Omer Makessa - this is a rare chance to hear the warming rhythms of Omer Makessa in Totnes. Hailing from Martinique in the Caribbean, his songs are richly textured and a gentle lullaby for the soul. Guaranteed to lift any autumn blues and put a smile on the heart of any listener. https://about.me/omermakessa TICKETS £7.00 advance; £10 door. Group bookings: book 4 advance tickets and bring a 5th person for free. No pre-sale tickets at the Gallery. Enquiries: Beth Coombes (07972 855542) Proceeds to James' crowdfunding appeal for a new album: https://igg.me/at/jamesfrostmusic TIMES 7.00pm doors, 7.30pm Omer Makessa, 8.30pm James Frost with Beth Coombes, 9.45pm close. Bring cushions and sheepskins and folding chairs etc to make yourself comfortable as there is limited seating at the venue. No bar - BYO - bring drinks and snacks. All welcome - please invite friends and family. Enquiries: Beth Coombes (07972 855542) Come share in live music on the evening of the Supermoon!

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Rosie Hood

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

She has a magical voice, an awareness of her roots, a sense of fun on stage, and of course, makes the most marvelous music R2 A vibrant, confident mix with Rosie's voice in particular, possessing an easy grace EDS Rosie Hood is a young folk singer from Wiltshire, known for her strong, pure voice and engaging solo performance. A BBC Performing Arts Fellow in 2015 and a 2016 Horizon Award nominee at the Radio 2 Folk Awards, Rosie has become more than purely a traditional singer. Having started learning folk songs at an early age from her family, Rosie has a keen interest in the history of traditional songs, particularly those of her native Wiltshire, where she has spent time researching in the local archives and developing a broad repertoire of local songs. Rosie's Fellowship year with the English Folk Dance & Song Society proved a pivotal point in her career giving her time and space to develop as an artist. The year saw Rosie develop her song-writing with mentor Emily Portman, hone her instrumental skills and even resulted in a transatlantic collaboration with New York based singer and guitarist Jefferson Hamer. Evocative vocals. FolkWords The overall sound is adorned and embellished by the inspirational and subtle singing of Rosie Hood, whose voice entwines perfectly with the music. Living Tradition

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Rosa Rebecka

on Mon, 4 Dec 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Acclaimed Swedish singer/songwriter Rosa Rebecka comes to Kingskerswell with an evening of acoustic music and scandi folk to delight the ears. Drawing together such diverse influences as medieval troubadours, traditional Jewish and Swedish music, and the singers and songwriters of the sixties folk revival, her thoughtful and emotional lyrics are sung with a spine-tinglingly clear voice that often draws comparisons to Joni Mitchell or Joan Baez. Her haunting vocals are paired with the lush harmonies of Jo Hooper's cello, performing a plethora of sensitively composed and passionately performed original songs. A lyrical, sundappled and golden voice, tinged with a hint of steely moonlight BBC Support comes from the Exeter Lucia singers, who will treat the audience to a candle-lit Scandinavian St Lucia procession. This magical winter tradition sees white robed singers perform seasonal Swedish songs, bringing light, hope and harmony to the midwinter gloom. + The Estuary Hand Bell Ringers , a brilliant way to get in the mood for Christmas

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Roots In The Round - Robert Vincent And Dean Owens

on Mon, 4 Dec 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

An exciting Nashville tinged double bill of two of the UK's finest singer songwriters - Liverpool's award winning Robert Vincent and Scotland's Dean Owens. Upliftingly melancholic songs, laced with rootsy Americana, country and blues that will raise the hairs on your arms and warm the coals in your gut. Both are championed by BBC's Bob Harris and are thoroughly engaging live performers. Robert Vincent: the real deal (Bob Harris); "Live, he is a colossus (Liverpool Sound and Vision). Dean Owens: "One of Scotland's best"( Bob Harris); "Scotland's most engaging and haunting singer songwriter" (Irvine Welsh).

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New Roots: Low Chimes

on Tue, 5 Dec 2017 at London Sebright Arms 7:30pm

Bethnal Green E2 9AG Nearest tube Bethnal Green 9 mins walk Nearest train station Cambridge Heath 3 mins walk Tipped by Elbow's Guy Garvey and championed by 6 Music's Marc Riley, Low Chimes' recent singles have picked up extensive 6 Music and blog support. Their highly anticipated debut album is set for release in the Autumn of this year. Known until recently as Hot Feet and having released two acclaimed EPs under that moniker, they return with an expanded 5-piece line-up, including former Laura Marling band member, Pete Roe. Now, with a more expansive sound that explores territories beyond their retro roots, the addition of synths, samples and other electronics lend the music exciting new shades and nuances. Marianne Parrish's narratives of nature, seasonal change and new beginnings serve as metaphors for darker themes - strands of solitude and escapism contrast with messages of hope. Low Chimes are a complex and hugely exciting band pushing to find new ground for alt-folk and indie rock. Truly nothing short of fabulous really wonderful Marc Riley, 6 Music I predict great things Guy Garvey, 6 Music "Deliriously hypnotic" - The Line Of Best Fit a delight. This is the sound of early Belle and Sebastian, Joni Mitchell and Laura Marling all rolled into one in a gently seductive and soothing concoction. Mellifluous sounds plucked from lead and rhythm guitar and ably enunciated by the light brush of the drums Supajam Beautifully progressive and original but with a nod to some of the greats. They are one of the best bands out there today. FRUK Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg9bv-8XX5A

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Barb Jungr Sings Bob Dylan

on Tue, 5 Dec 2017 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

Known for her passionate singing, subtle arrangements, and great humour, Barb Jungr is the definitive performer of one of the great musical icons of the 20th century, Bob Dylan. Variously described by critics as magnificent, mesmerizing and magical, Barb Jungr has built a formidable reputation as an international live performer and recording artiste.

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Matthews Southern Comfort

on Tue, 5 Dec 2017 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

terrace cred. and The Greys are privileged to let you know that Iain Matthews has asked to play here with this band. Matthews Southern Comfort was conceived after Iain Matthews left the original Fairport Convention lineup. They had a phenomenal UK number 1 single in 1970 with 'Woodstock', a worldwide hit, and released 3 albums before the original band came to a shuddering and premature halt, when Matthews decided, rightly or wrongly, that it lacked musical depth. Never let it be said that Iain Matthews is one to dwell on past successes. He he has unfinished business with this band and MSC has been reborn simply because Matthews feels he didn't quite get it right the first time. Originally a vehicle for his musical concepts, forty years on, the sounds and songs just keep on coming. These days, most band 'reunions' take place because of the huge financial rewards available and occasionally, record company pressure. In the case of Matthews Southern Comfort, neither reason applies. The original band wasn't around long enough to have any fanatical following - despite much very fine music and the worldwide hit - and there is no high profile label hovering in the wings. In conceiving and assembling this unique group of spirited and likeminded players, Matthews has once again surpassed all expectations. The musicianship and commitment are second to none and the sumptuous, soaring vocal harmonies instantly bring to mind the 60's version of the band. The new MSC, a quartet, features an all Dutch lineup. With renowned guitarist, songwriter, producer, BJ Baartmans. eyboardist, Bart de Win, fresh from several seasons with the Birds of Chicago and and his acoustic duo Tipjar. Rounding out the lineup is the relatively unknown Amsterdam singer songwriter Eric Devries. This spectacular band, represents both the past and the present, as Matthews cleverly reinvents some of the classic MSC songs, to accompany the new originals. If you're looking for an evening of pure, unadulterated, sonic bliss, Matthews Southern Comfort lives. www.facebook.com/theGreysPub

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Blue Rose Code - Live At The Full Moon, Cardiff

on Wed, 6 Dec 2017 at Cardiff The Moon Club 7:30am

"Imagine John Martyn meets a young Van Morrison, shipwrecked with a crate of Chet Baker records." "Blue Rose Code is the best act to come out of Scotland in years" Diana Schad - BBC Radio Scotland Edinburgh born Ross Wilson spent his creative formative years in East London, then moved to South England to be by the sea' s energy but it is in his homecoming that he has found where his heart is. Life wasn' t always simple for Wilson. I have swapped one type of chaos for another says Wilson. A committed enthusiast and creative whirling dervish, Wilson has seen the past few years produce his most exciting work including the album' THE BALLAD OF PECKHAM RYE' , which was nominated for the prestigious Scottish Album Of The Year Awards in 2014 and featured a roll-call of remarkable talent, including Danny Thompson, Karine Polwart, John Wetton, Aidan O' Rourke and Kathryn Williams. 'GRATEFUL', the first single from the new album, was released at the end of 2015 and was playlisted on BBC Radio Scotland for a full five weeks. In unprecedented fashion, the following two BRC singles were playlisted by Radio Scotland, making three in a row. Further praise has come from the most unexpected of quarters inHollywood A-lister, Ewan McGregor. Ewan explained, My uncle Denis Lawson, (star of Local Hero) gave me a copy of The Ballads Of Peckham Rye, it' s beautiful and I can' t stop listening to it.McGregor is featured on the follow up album ' ...AND LO! THE BIRD IS ON THE WING' along with Scotland' s Jazz and Folk greats, music legend Danny Thompson and Nashville Gospel singers, The McCrary Sisters. Speaking about the album, Wilson says, It' s an album for music fans and musicians, a challenging record. I' m passionate about that fusion of folk and jazz and where it intersects with songwriting. Working with these musicians has been a game changer.The Blue Rose Code game has certainly changed, they are heardregularly in session for the BBC (TV and Radio), STV, Alba, TG4, Virgin Radio. Live performance is where Blue Rose Code connects strongly with theiraudiences, they have toured the length and breadth of the UK selling out venues wherever they go and leaving a trail of fans in their wake. Featured in festivals Celtic Connections, Edinburgh Fringe, Looe, Summer Isles, Lindisfarne, Southern Fried, Underneath The Stars.

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Crh Music Presents Cara Dillon - Upon A Winter's Night

on Wed, 6 Dec 2017 at Bristol All Saints Church 7:00pm

Come and join the exceptional Cara Dillon for a night of Christmas songs in what will undoubtedly be a magical and memorable festive experience. Having recorded her highly anticipated Christmas album "Upon A Winter's Night" Cara and her band will be performing classic Carols, Celtic Hymns and other Christmas songs to celebrate and share in the Christmas Spirit. A tradition in the making.

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Martin Harley (solo)

on Wed, 6 Dec 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Martin Harley is a supremely talented acoustic roots and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter with a burgeoning global reputation. Live at Southern Ground, his eagerly anticipated new album was recorded in Nashville in collaboration with Daniel Kimbro (Jerry Douglas, Larkin Poe) on upright bass. As Martin explains I wanted to make something representative of where I'm at musically at the moment with an album that reflects on the last year solo and duo touring. Daniel and I met in Knoxville through a mutual friend he handed me his card which read... 'alright guitar player good upright bass player' an understatement on both parts! A mixture of retrospective solo and duo arrangements recorded during an afternoon at the esteemed Southern Ground studio in Nashville, Live at Southern Ground features Martin on Weissenborn... a traditional Hawaiian acoustic guitar played across the lap, resonators and archtops, and of course Daniel Kimbro on upright bass. It's a simple, honest and direct album with no overdubs in a warm sounding room with some great microphones and two new friends playing a few songs over a cold beer or two says Martin. There's a great feeling when you click with someone. It frees you up to experiment with the arrangement and the dynamic of a song. Live at Southern Ground follows on from Martin's five previously acclaimed albums, most recently Mojo Fix in 2012. Along with many years of international touring and countless festivals Martin has built a strong international fan-base across the globe. Renowned for his prowess as a slide guitarist, Martin is almost unique in the UK in his playing lap slide. During year-round worldwide touring he's absorbed a plethora of diverse influences, honing his craft into the classic songwriting style he possesses today. In the US, Martin has headlined Music City Roots in Nashville and toured coast to coast with ZZ Ward, Delta Rae and opened for Iron and Wine, Bruce Hornsby, Five for Fighting, World Party, Beth Hart, Joe Bonamassa amongst many others. Press Quotes "Harley offers the listener a masterclass in taste, style and roots blues" - Guitarist Magazine Martin is arguably the best Weissenborn player in the UK and has been for many years. Weissenborn Exchange "No doubt that he is a slide guitar master. He is the business" Roots Magazine "Awesome" Johnnie Walker, BBC Radio 2 "Quite simply a great live act" Time Out London Praise for the Album Live At Southern Ground This is how acoustic roots should be heard on a record that allows Harley's indisputable talent and spirit to shine through The Blues Magazine 8/10 stars Incredible slide guitar chops, Cementing his reputation as one of it's finest exponents The Blues Magazine 8/10 'If you only invest in one Blues album this year then make it this one Rock Society A gem of a record for all blues and hollowneck fans Weissenborn Exchange Martin is arguably the best Weissenborn player in the UK and has been for many years. This release only underlines his stature even further as Britons best steel on steel blues ambassador. Weissenborn Exchange From the first note to the last, this is a gorgeous album, played beautifully and with some real respect between the players. 5/5 stars Music News A spelbinding 50 minutes The Observer Handsome showcase for Harley's talents as an acoustic guitarist, writer and performer The Guardian Martin Harley is one of our finest acoustic guitar players Blues in the North West For all lovers of acoustic blues and top class roots music . . . this is for you. Blues in the North West Live At Southern Ground is an album for everyone who loves acoustic blues Bluesdoodles 9/10 www.martinharley.com www.facebook.com/martinharleymusic www.twitter.com/martinharley

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Phil Beer

on Wed, 6 Dec 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Dai & The Ramblers

on Wed, 6 Dec 2017 at Winchester The Hyde Tavern 8:00pm

"This London quartet's Zydeco-influenced debut swings mightily. Like James Hunter before him, frontman Dai Price is a man to watch." Phil Alexander (MOJO MAGAZINE) London-based roots band Dai & The Ramblers are doing a gig at The Hyde Tavern, playing music from their new album, Bon Bon. Come to hear the album played live, in full. Copies of the album will be available for sale. Dai & The Ramblers are one of the most exciting bands to emerge from London's roots music scene over the last few years, and play in a style joining the dots between Cajun, soul and blues music. "An organic, swinging masterpiece... inordinately tight" Keith Ames (The Musician) "I love his voice; I love the whole band." Paul Heaton (The Beatiful South) "Just about as good as it gets. One of the best bands I've ever seen, and over 50+ years, I've seen them all" Ted Carroll (Ace Records) "This is a heavyweight songwriter at work." Rory Carlile (New Roots)

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Red Sky July

on Wed, 6 Dec 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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, Beth Nielsen Chapman 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 released their third album 'The Truth and The Lie' in March 2016. Recorded in their own studio, the band were joined by Grammy nominated, Nashville based singer songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman (Elton John, Neil Diamond, Willie Nelson). On release the album debuted in the top 3 of the Official UK Country Charts and garnered rave reviews and airplay. Renowned for Sound heralded it as a modern country masterpiece. 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 trio performed twice at the prestigious C2C Festival London, Cornbury Festival and joined James as part of BBC Scotland 'Quay Sessions'. Jools Holland invited them to appear as special guests at both the Montrose Music Festival and Somerset Rocks. The band headlined the legendary Bush Hall, London and took to the road in Scotland to support the release of their mini album 'Voyager' (September 2016). In the summer of 2017 the band released their 'Radio Mixes EP' featuring sonically different remixes of four stand out tracks from critically acclaimed album 'The Truth And The Lie'. a timeless blend of vocals & intricate twang Q 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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Vive Le Rock's All Star X-mas Bash

on Wed, 6 Dec 2017 at London Nambucca 7:00pm

Hey Ho - It's Vive Le Christmas Rock And Roll Time!!! The second annual Vive Le Rock X-Mass party rolls it's way into London's Nambucca (Holloway Rd) on Wednesday December 6th for festive fun, beer and Rock n' Roll! Following on from last years shenanigans , we will once again feature The All Star Band, The Vive Le Rockers playing a selection of classic tracks and christmas ditties. So, expect lots of guest stars, Vive Le Rock DJ's and the first ever Vive Le Rock raffle- in aid of the Cats Protection league. Last years guest artists included a SEX PISTOL, A STRAY CAT, several members of THE URBAN VOODOO MACHINE, a member of THE MEMBERS, Jim Jones and Henri Herbert playing together for the first time since the split of THE JIM JONES REVUE and not forgetting Knox from THE VIBRATORS and if our memories serves us right at one point BEKI BONDAGE from Vice Squad was singing a song by LITTLE RICHARD! (OK, that was just name dropping who played last year - you'll need to be there to find out who will be playing this year!) We can't guarantee more than that this: A VERY FUCKING SPECIAL NIGHT INDEED! Ticket are very limited and will be on sale for a short period only. Yo Hey Ho! Lets Go!

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The Basement Sessions.... With Sun + Aniya Savage + August Child

on Wed, 6 Dec 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT 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.... With Sun + Aniya Savage + August Child WITH SUN are a collective from South London led by singer songwriter Alice Hale. They play songs inspired by World, Folk and Jazz music, particular influences include latter Joni Mitchell, Ry Cooder and M Ward. ANIYA SAVAGE Ethereal, haunting vocals paint pictures of Aniya Savage's multi-cultural life. Her songwriting tells stories that are entrenched in vivid emotion, with a voice likened to Joni Mitchell and Aurora. Aniya curated her 'Behind The Screens' tour this November, treating communities to an exclusive preview of her music video 'Earthquakes', from the debut EP. Fresh from playing festivals such as Small Is Beautiful and Beats Collective, Aniya has performed at a wide array of gigs, including Sofar Sounds in Athens, Cardiff, Winchester and Sheffield. AUGUST CHILD is an alternative singer-songwriter, based in East London. He combines intricate guitar with intimate lyrics, for stirring and powerful performances. He developed his sound listening to artists such as Damien Rice, Cat Stevens and Angel Olsen, though has found his own musical aesthetic and lyrical themes amidst the chaos of the city he lives in. August Child has been featured by BBC Introducing, Sterefox and Right Chord Music. Autumn 2017 will see the songwriter take his music across to continental Europe, before the release of his new EP.

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The Fiddle Music Of Scotland

on Wed, 6 Dec 2017 at Glasgow Drake Bar - Upstairs 8:00pm

Alastair Savage takes us on a journey of Scots fiddle music featuring music by 18th century master Niel Gow and 19th century composer James Scott Skinner alongside music from present day Scotland including Alastair's own compositions. Accompanying Alastair will be Alice Allen from Aberdeenshire, a rising star in the cello world.

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The Fiddle Music Of Scotland

on Wed, 6 Dec 2017 at Glasgow Drake Bar - Upstairs 8:00pm

Alastair Savage takes us on a journey of Scots fiddle music featuring music by 18th century master Niel Gow and 19th century composer James Scott Skinner alongside music from present day Scotland including Alastair's own compositions. Accompanying Alastair will be Alice Allen from Aberdeenshire, a rising star in the cello world.

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Grace Petrie Presents A Lefty Christmas

on Wed, 6 Dec 2017 at Glasgow The Hug & Pint 7:30pm

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Julie Murphy

on Wed, 6 Dec 2017 at London Heath Street Church 7:30pm

"A towering talent, both in traditional music and as a singer-songwriter." THE GUARDIAN "Remarkable contemporary interpretation of folk song and deeply personal yet politicised art folk songwriting" UNCUT Julie Murphy is a singer and songwriter, member of Welsh folk innovators fernhill and a powerful solo performer. She writes songs at home in the Welsh countryside, mainly on piano Her remarkable voice, spectrally beautiful one moment and darkly rich the next, has led to collaborations with John Cale and Robert Plant and to TIME OUT declaring her a 'must see, must hear singer'. She describes herself as an artist working through the medium of music whose art school background laid the foundation for her continuing musical explorations. In 2016 she released her fourth solo album 'EVERY BIRD THAT FLIES' on her own 'Shells in the ocean' label, receiving support and airplay from across the BBC plus independents like Resonance and FRUK. The album was included in the MOJO Top ten folk albums of 2016 list and was a fROOTS magazine critics choice album.

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Folk In The Owl's Nest Presents Megs Emrys Band

on Wed, 6 Dec 2017 at Cardiff Gwdihw 7:30pm

Modern folk-rock singer-songwriter Megs Emrys offers a rare combination of haunting, powerful vocals, beautiful melodies and rich poetry which effortlessly meld Latin American sounds with her Celtic roots. Accompanied by a unique band steeped in blues and rock influences, you will be lured into both dancing and dreaming. Last year marked the release of her collaborative album 'Mama Pacha', recorded with Peruvian musicians. She has just released her debut solo EP Solar Motorbike: soulful with a touch of Peruvian magic. Support comes from Jack Cooper & The Offshore and Matt Evans!

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Winter Wilson

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

Having honed their craft during many years as semi-professional musicians Kip and Dave went full time in 2012 and haven't looked back since. They have a fine repertoire of self-penned songs, telling stories of everyday life which often reflect the bigger picture of this life we lead ("Songs for local heroes", as one punter said). Winter Wilson's last tour showcased their latest album "Ashes and Dust", the follow up to "Cutting Free" which made the Daily Telegraph's ten recommended folk albums for Summer 2014. Kip Winter (vocals, accordion, guitar, flute) is one of the finest singers on the circuit, expressing power and emotion in equal measure "from melting to belting". Dave Wilson (vocals, guitar and banjo) is amongst the top tier of British song writers, with his songs covered by some of folk's "greats". But it's in live performances that Winter Wilson really excel, bringing a sense of intimacy to every stage, welcoming audiences into their world, mixing songs with stories of life on the road. "This isn't a performance - it's a domestic!". Tight harmonies, killer songs and a lot of fun - that's Winter Wilson. Come along and enjoy a really entertaining evening in the company of two very fine entertainers. "Always seriously good performers........their vocal harmonies just ooze certainty" Dai Woosnam, Living Tradition "In 30 years of listening to folk music, I have never heard two voices blend so perfectly" David Aird, Chairman Glenfarg Folk Club "Your writing is magnificent, your settings and playing equal to that and the both of you sing with a rare assured passion that I oft think has gone. It's a rare gift you have - cherish it mightily." John Tams, (Warhorse, National Theatre)

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The Shillings

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

Somerset based folk & country group With a reputation for telling stories in song and building an instant rapport with audiences. The fusion of guitar, mandolin, banjo & fiddle accompanying wonderful close vocal harmonies, make 'The Shillings' an absolute must see !!! Their performance alone was worth the ticket price - Bristol Post (review of support slot with Fairport Convention). http://www.theshillings.co.uk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theshillingsuk/

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Caffrey, Mcgurk & Madge

on Thu, 7 Dec 2017 at Hoghton Gregson Lane Sports and Social Club 8:15pm

Traditional & Contemporary songs True English Folk singing, in my humble opinion, doesn't come much better than this. Keith Kendrick

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Harp And A Monkey

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

With instruments including guitar, banjo, melodica, harp and glockenspiel, electro-folk storytellers Martin Purdy, Simon Jones and Andy Smith were a hit on their first visit here. A deep Lancashire sensibility shines through their beautifully crafted and sometimes spooky vignettes of northern life. Tonight's show will feature songs from their War Stories project of new material and re-worked traditional songs relating to the Great War.

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Harp And A Monkey

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

With instruments including guitar, banjo, melodica, harp and glockenspiel, electro-folk storytellers Martin Purdy, Simon Jones and Andy Smith were a hit on their first visit here. A deep Lancashire sensibility shines through their beautifully crafted and sometimes spooky vignettes of northern life. Tonight's show will feature songs from their War Stories project of new material and re-worked traditional songs relating to the Great War.

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Sam Kelly And The Lost Boys

on Thu, 7 Dec 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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St Agnes Fountain 'the Christmas Concert'

on Thu, 7 Dec 2017 at Brixham Theatre 7:30pm

St Agnes Fountain 'The Christmas Concert' The band that gives Christmas songs a respectful kicking. They bring sparkling musicianship, humour and heartfelt renditions of your favourite Christmas tunes both original and those you know so well (or thought you did). Great musical talent, wit and invention in the form of founder member, David Hughes, Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention) and Chris While and Julie Matthews (Radio 2 Folk Award Winners). They have brought joy, laughter and a few tears to every concert performance for the last 16 years. Christmas, as they say, starts with St Agnes Fountain. £18 Advance (£25 on the door if available)

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Gypsy Dreamers - Xmas Special

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bringing together four hugely successful multi-instrumentalist singers who have performed all over the world, from Sidney Opera House to the Edinburgh Festival, picking up the Michael Kamen Award for composition along the way, Gypsy Dreamers present a sophisticated and hugely entertaining mix of pop songs, Latin tunes, French chansons, originals with a sprinkling of Xmas cheer. What the Papers Say.... dynamic hybrid jazz-meets-classical project that explores tango, bossa nova, pop, jazz and world sounds via violin, cello and percussion. Time Out Natalie Rozario Cello/Voice Majestic cello All About Jazz Patrick Naylor Guitar Best Jazz CDs of 2015 shortlist Daily Telegraph Sensitive and unflashy with a shapely melodic line Jack Massarik CD Choice in The London Evening Standard Inventive acoustic guitar virtuoso Time Out Una Palliser Violin/Voice Bewitching voice Songlines Magazine Extraordinary violinist The Independent Thierry Deneux Percussion/Voice Michael Kamen Award winning composer

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Acoustic Amnesty Fundraiser Gig For Community Radio (salford City Radio And All Fm)

on Thu, 7 Dec 2017 at Salford Sacred Trinity Church: 7:30pm

Our next totally acoustic (no amps or mikes whatsoever) fundraiser is for 2 excellent local community radio stations (Salford City Radio and All FM). Our performers are: Tom Hingley (ex Inspiral Carpets) Hawker Reunion with Ellaney Hayden Scott Peter Heaton of the Holy Dead Robin Mukherjee of the Café Misfits Mark Simpson of the Happy Soul The Awful Truth The Flat Iron Choir Prompt 7.30pm start and finish by 11pm. Free parking and excellent bar in a beautiful church venue that is a stone's throw from Deansgate/Market Street in Manchester city centre.

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David Thomas Broughton

on Thu, 7 Dec 2017 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

David Thomas Broughton is one of a kind. His live outings and recorded material defy easy classification. His shows are an exhilarating mix of musical improvisation and performance art, underlined with raw unpredictability. His recorded material is dark but beautiful, marrying traditional folk with surrealist experimentation. From the earliest gigs back in 2003, he quickly developed a reputation for engaging shows that incorporated field recordings, acoustic guitar and loop pedals, as well as less conventional musical aids like a rape alarm, a mobile phone and garden vegetables. Over the past decade he's toured extensively, playing shows as far away as China, Korea and the US, as well as some of the best UK and European festivals, including Primavera, Green Man and End of the Road. In 2015 he became the subject of a documentary The Ambiguity of David Thomas Broughton that featured interviews with his friends, family and fellow musicians, including Sam Amidon, David Shrigley and James Yorkston. Released in three volumes by three labels in three countries, David Thomas Broughton's latest album Crippling Lack was born in 2016 as a trans-continental triple-vinyl album, with Song, By Toad as one of the labels involved in the project. It was recorded while David was living in Pyongyang, North Korea, with contributions from the likes of Beth Orton, Sam Amidon and Aidan Moffat. The 2017 Crippling Lack tour was conceived as an evolutionary step in the life of the album. Each show will enlist the help of different collaborators from diverse musical genres to help create different experiences for each and every performance. Some participants will be artists who took part in the making of the original album. Some will be new characters, adding their voices to the cast of Crippling Lack. David Thomas Broughton explains: 'This tour will continue to reinterpret my songs, offering unique takes on the album. The original recordings were put down relatively quickly, with a degree of spontaneity and not spending a lot of time composing. By exploring them more, I can see what they can become and what different groups of collaborators can spur in my own creative endeavour.' With David Thomas Broughton currently based in South Korea, this tour represents a rare opportunity to witness one of England's most eccentric and enigmatic performers. 'Broughton's live shows are miniature spectacles. He roams through the crowd and uses furniture as percussion. He layers sounds in slightly haphazard ways, as though his songs weren't so holy that he couldn't subject them to chance' Pitchfork 'Straddling the line between music hall turn and avant-garde performance artist not to be missed' Mojo

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Grace Petrie Presents A Lefty Christmas

on Thu, 7 Dec 2017 at Newcastle Cluny 7:30pm

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Enochs Gold Hill Trappers

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Enochs Gold Hill Trappers are an old time Appalachian stringband playing Driving fiddle tunes and songs from the hills and holler's of southwest Virginia.

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The Young'uns - 'we Three Sings'

on Fri, 8 Dec 2017 at Beverley St Mary's Church 7:00pm

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winners The Young'uns present their popular festive concert.

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The Mellstock Band

on Fri, 8 Dec 2017 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

The Mellstock Band plays and sings the dances, songs, carols and tunes of English village and church bands from the eighteenth century to the present day. Their repertoire and style come from village musicians' manuscript books from all parts of England performed on early nineteenth-century instruments, chosen for their authentic sound, and include fiddle, concertina, clarinet, oboe, flute and serpent. Tonight they will be performing their new Christmas show When Icicles Hang - The Countryside in Winter. "Frosty farmsteads, winter journeys, old superstitions and seasonal celebrations - there's nothing like a chilly day in the country to make you appreciate the pleasures of a warm fireside, a glass of something, and a rousing song or a mysterious story. With their distinctive blend of voices and instruments, The Mellstock Band conjures up the spirit and the sounds of the rural past. " As with all their shows, When Icicles Hang combines traditional music for voices, fiddle, serpent, clarinet and concertina with spoken extracts from Thomas Hardy and his contemporaries, performed in rural Sunday-best costume of the early nineteenth century.

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The Mellstock Band

on Fri, 8 Dec 2017 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

The Mellstock Band plays and sings the dances, songs, carols and tunes of English village and church bands from the eighteenth century to the present day. Their repertoire and style come from village musicians' manuscript books from all parts of England performed on early nineteenth-century instruments, chosen for their authentic sound, and include fiddle, concertina, clarinet, oboe, flute and serpent. Tonight they will be performing their new Christmas show When Icicles Hang - The Countryside in Winter. "Frosty farmsteads, winter journeys, old superstitions and seasonal celebrations - there's nothing like a chilly day in the country to make you appreciate the pleasures of a warm fireside, a glass of something, and a rousing song or a mysterious story. With their distinctive blend of voices and instruments, The Mellstock Band conjures up the spirit and the sounds of the rural past. " As with all their shows, When Icicles Hang combines traditional music for voices, fiddle, serpent, clarinet and concertina with spoken extracts from Thomas Hardy and his contemporaries, performed in rural Sunday-best costume of the early nineteenth century.

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Baz Warne Of The Stranglers. Solo & Acoustic

on Fri, 8 Dec 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

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St Agnes Fountain

on Fri, 8 Dec 2017 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

St Agnes Fountain are about to embark on their fifteenth consecutive sell-out Christmas tour. Since their first get together, to record the eponymous St Agnes Fountain album in 2001, the quartet of founder, David Hughes; Fairport Convention's Chris Leslie and 2009's BBC Folk Awards Best Duo, Chris While and Julie Matthews, have brought musical invention and laughter to the magical atmosphere of the season. "The Aggies" recorded their ninth album (Christmas Is Not Far Away) in 2014, again combining new versions of classic Christmas carols, original compositions and one or two fun surprises. Although their albums accompany the putting up of a thousand Christmas trees throughout Britain, it is, without question, their magical live performances that have endeared them to an ever-growing audience (tickets were again being sold for this year's tour as the curtain fell last year). They will undoubtedly bring this December, in their fifteenth year, heaps more of their sparkling musicianship, great humour, and heartfelt renditions of your favourite Christmas tunes both original and those you know so well (or thought you did). Christmas, as they say, starts with St Agnes Fountain.

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Elles Bailey And Band

on Fri, 8 Dec 2017 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

Elles Bailey has a talent for crafting and seamlessly weaving rootsy blues, country, and soulful rock, with a contemporary edge. What's more, fate has blessed her with a smoky vocal style that perfectly fits her music, after a stint in hospital as a child changed her voice forever.

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O'hooley & Tidow Winterfolk

on Fri, 8 Dec 2017 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

Join 'one of British Folk's mightiest combinations' (MOJO), O'Hooley & Tidow, for an evening of beautifully performed original, contemporary, and traditional winter songs from their new album 'WinterFolk Vol 1', produced with BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Ben Walker. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of hearts. Doors 7.30pm Show starts 8pm BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2017 'BEST DUO' NOMINEES 'They sing together in the way families dolike The Coppers or The Watersons' Tom Robinson, 6 Music 'England's answer to the McGarrigles.'   * * * * * The Guardian   'Insightful, determinedly left-field angles on the human experience.'  * * * * MOJO Folk Album of the Month (Shadows) 'Brave, beautiful and full of love.' Martin Simpson

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Hot Rock Pilgrims

on Fri, 8 Dec 2017 at Marsden Mechanics Hall 7:30pm

Hot Rock Pilgrims are one of the most talented and entertaining live bands on the UK acoustic scene, performing a rip-roaring blend of bluegrass, old time, folk & blues. These lads are favourites on the UK bluegrass festival circuit, and are all top notch musicians, on fiddle, guitar, banjo, dobro and double bass. Opening up the evening will be The Reckless Abandoners, performing an eclectic mix of Americana and bluegrass, with big soulful vocals and great instrumental picking. Join us for a Friday night barnstormer!

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Whiskey In The Jar Live At St John's

on Fri, 8 Dec 2017 at Bamford St John the Baptist Church 7:00pm

Live recording to help celebrate the band's 30th birthday, and raise a few pounds for the church's chosen charities.

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Whiskey In The Jar Live At St John's

on Fri, 8 Dec 2017 at Bamford St John the Baptist Church 7:00pm

Live recording to help celebrate the band's 30th birthday, and raise a few pounds for the church's chosen charities.

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The Wangford Bass Combo

on Fri, 8 Dec 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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

on Fri, 8 Dec 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... 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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The Big Blues Night Out Presents Mojo Demon (album Launch)

on Fri, 8 Dec 2017 at Oxford Wheatsheaf 7:45pm

Mojo Demon release their debut album & perform it live in its entirety ...supported by some of oxfords finest blues men ... this should be a night to remember ...see u there !

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The Blinkin' Buzzards Plus Special Guests Ben Tyzack And Guy Tortora

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

The Kalamazoo Klub picks the blues for Christmas and what a class act we have as our guests tonight. House band The Blinkin' Buzzards, as well as playing their popular hits from the 1930s and 1940s also play host to two of the finest bluesmen around. Ben Tyzack and Guy Tortora have been cooking up some real tasty stuff in the blues clubs ever since they got together three years ago. They have spent most of the last two decades with their own much-admired bands Ben with The Spikedrivers and his compadré with the Guy Tortora Band A blues promoter persuaded them to team up as a double act in 2014 with spectacular results. Spellbinding was how the Blues in Britain critic put it. Shivers up your spine! They deliver on every level. Their credentials are impeccable. Both have been playing since they were kids. London-born Tyzack grew up in the American South to the sound of rock, blues and Southern boogie. Tortora, from Pasadena, had much the same upbringing and comes steeped in blues, jazz, folk and roots. They are, as one reviewer said, a perfect harmonious match, picking out their well-crafted, self-penned songs or re-working classics from the likes of Blind Blake and Robert Johnson. As for The Blinkin' Buzzards, the best house band in the country (Wizz Jones) will be delving back into their store of country blues, old time tunes and glorious 1930s pop songs. There's no better place to be than the Kalamazoo Klub at Christmas.

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Christopher Rees.

on Fri, 8 Dec 2017 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:00pm

CARDIFF BASED INDEPENDENT,SINGER SONGWRITER/TROUBADOR,CHRISTOPHER REES, MAKES HIS FIRST VISIT TO KINGSMEAD HOUSE CONCERTS IN HIGH WYCOMBE.

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Cajun Xmas Party With Hall Scott Skelton Allstars

on Fri, 8 Dec 2017 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:45am

Come to a real Cajun dance party! Live music from 8.00-10.50pm. Chris Hall is the doyen of UK Cajun musicians. Hehas gigged and recorded with pop superstars like Paul McCartney, but he is at his happiest when playing traditional Cajun music. Here he brings you an all star Cajun lineup. Supported by North London's finest traditional Cajun group, the New River Ramblers. Full bar. Cafe open from 7.00pm

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Driftwood Acoustic Night 8 November

on Fri, 8 Dec 2017 at Colchester West Mersea Tennis Club 7:00pm

Bristol-based Breakfast Records artists Slonk and Kate Stapley come to Mersea Island on their December UK tour with quirky and entertaining songs. Special guest Hannah Rose Platt (rising UK Americana artist) joins them for an evening of intimate acoustic music. Bring your own alcohol.

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Driftwood Acoustic Night 8 November

on Fri, 8 Dec 2017 at Colchester West Mersea Tennis Club 7:00pm

Bristol-based Breakfast Records artists Slonk and Kate Stapley come to Mersea Island on their December UK tour with quirky and entertaining songs. Special guest Hannah Rose Platt (rising UK Americana artist) joins them for an evening of intimate acoustic music. Bring your own alcohol.

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Lost Horizons Presents The Medlars

on Fri, 8 Dec 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:15pm

Lost Horizons are pleased to present The Medlars a seven piece contemporary folk band based in London. Their music is raw and rhythmically driven with orchestral and psychedelic undertones, layering melodies and harmonies to illuminate their 'acid-sharp observational lyrics'. They formed after meeting at university in 2016 through Jimmy Grayburn, who at the time was performing as a solo artist. His lyrics tackle issues around environmentalism, homelessness and austerity cuts and are accompanied by the Medlars' unique and frank sound. They released their debut album on the 5th May 2017 with Pear o'Legs Records.With support from James O'Hara -Knight and Bob Munton.

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Lost Horizons Presents The Medlars

on Fri, 8 Dec 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:15pm

Lost Horizons are pleased to present The Medlars a seven piece contemporary folk band based in London. Their music is raw and rhythmically driven with orchestral and psychedelic undertones, layering melodies and harmonies to illuminate their 'acid-sharp observational lyrics'. They formed after meeting at university in 2016 through Jimmy Grayburn, who at the time was performing as a solo artist. His lyrics tackle issues around environmentalism, homelessness and austerity cuts and are accompanied by the Medlars' unique and frank sound. They released their debut album on the 5th May 2017 with Pear o'Legs Records.With support from James O'Hara -Knight and Bob Munton.

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Hark Hark: A Winter's Light - Coope, Simpson, Fraser And Freya.

on Fri, 8 Dec 2017 at Winchcombe Postlip Hall 7:30pm

Soaring polyphonic traditional carols, irreverent humour about the less spirited sides of Christmas and rolliing good tunes come together in a rich and varied performance. "Welcoming hodtch-potch of stories, poetry and jokes threaded through with caroling and wassailing, both a-cappella and accompanied by a proper bagful of instruments blown plot Bowden struck. the show is rich in the Variety tradition and steeped in folk past and present, and the way the show veers effortlessly between solemnity and silliness makes it a wonderful, and wonderfully warm, winter night out." Boff Whalley, Chumbawamba

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The Langan Band

on Fri, 8 Dec 2017 at Machynlleth Y Plas 8:00pm

THE LANGAN BAND Award winners at the world renowned Celtic Connections Festival, The Langan Band have toured extensively throughout the UK and Internationally, and gained themselves a large and loyal fan base along the way. Glasgow power-trio The Langan Band create a dynamic sound that is rooted in Celtic Folk but encompasses Balkan, Roma and Flamenco elements, fuelled by a visceral punk spirit. With a deceptively stripped down line-up of vocals, guitar, fiddle, bass and percussion, The Langan Band never fail to get the crowd dancing. They are as much at home on a huge festival stage playing to thousands of people as they are playing an intimate Scottish Village Hall. 'The John Langan Band offer a collection of songs and tunes that take us on a vertigo inducing reel around European and American acoustic traditions delivering with a jagged, punky and irresistible edge. That three guys from Glasgow could conspire to create such an immense sound between them is not unprecedented, but to achieve this with such lyrical and instrumental flair is a rare, rare thing' Neil McFadyen, Folk Radio UK 'Astonishing work, boundlessly inventive... driving rhythms and mesmerising folk melodies' R2 Magazine THREE LEGG'D MARE Three Legg'd Mare are an Aberystwyth band who were brought together in 2014 by a common interest in the traditional songs and tunes of Wales, England and far beyond, and the social history and folklore that lies behind them. They sing old songs of madness, love, death, adventure and everyday life, intertwined with traditional tunes - and some original compositions. With lively and sensitive interpretations, close vocal harmonies and a multitude of instruments, Three Legg'd Mare chart a course through folk history with a passion and verve that's earning them a growing following throughout Wales and the borders.

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Mistletoe & Holly Bears With Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham @ Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 9 Dec 2017 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards 7:30pm

A Christmas special from this popular and entertaining duo, who sing mainly English traditional and traditionally-influenced modern songs. Sylvia hails originally from South Yorkshire, and Keith from Derbyshire, so both are steeped in the traditions of the whole area. They have wide-ranging repertoires, strong voices and uncannily compatible and complementary styles of delivery, they produce a striking a cappella sound. Between them, they also play all kinds of concertina English, Anglo and duet playing lively dance tunes, as well as accompanying some of their songs. So one can look forward to a myriad of musical and lyrical offerings ranging from songs, dialect stories, tunes and other delights full of harmony, revelry and ribald humour, and plenty of opportunities for audience participation. Just the way to wind into the Christmas season!

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Royal Traditions - Belshazzar's Feast

on Sat, 9 Dec 2017 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7:00pm

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

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Split Whiskers

on Sat, 9 Dec 2017 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Split Whiskers

on Sat, 9 Dec 2017 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Tom Moore & Archie Churchill-moss

on Sat, 9 Dec 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Tom Moore (Viola) and Archie Churchill-Moss (Accordion) have become key performers on the instrumental folk music scene in the last few years, both appearing in a host of bands. In this newly reformed duo act, they are performing a programme of brand new instrumental music - almost all of it self-penned and improvised. Taking influence from all corners of Northern Europe and from fresh contemporary art music, an evening in the musical company of Moore & Moss will leave you mesmerised, inspired and thrilled.

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The Young'uns - 'we Three Sings'

on Sat, 9 Dec 2017 at Kendal Parish Church 6:45pm

Twice BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winners The Young'uns present their popular festive concert.

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Elles Bailey

on Sat, 9 Dec 2017 at Castle Cary Caryford Community Hall 6:45pm

Elles Bailey has a talent for crafting and seamlessly weaving rootsy blues, country, and soulful rock, with a contemporary edge. What's more, after a stint in hospital as a child changed her voice forever, fate has blessed her with a 'smokey vocal' style that perfectly fits her music. Country Music Magazine named her as One-to-Watch for 2017' and broadcasting legend Whispering Bob Harris recently hosted Elles for an 'Under the Apple Tree' session. For more information on this exciting singer-songwriter, check-out www.ellesbailey.com.

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Martin Simpson

on Sat, 9 Dec 2017 at Maidstone The Bowerhouse 7:30pm

Martin Simpson A Master of His Art Martin Simpson has transcended borders and oceans to quietly become a superb storyteller and musician of great depth and unquestionable taste. Stephen Fearing The remarkable intimate solo performances Martin gives go from strength to strength - every gig is a masterclass. He travels the length and breadth of the UK and beyond, giving rapt audiences passion, sorrow, love, beauty, tragedy and majesty through his playing. What's it like being the best guitar player in the world? Martin's modesty and grace prevented him from answering this BBC Radio 4 interviewer's question recently, but the facts speak for themselves. 40 years after he recorded his first album, Golden Vanity, in 1976, Martin is known as a guitarist of formidable talent. Equally at home playing English traditional folk, American folk and blues and his own compositions, he is consistently named as one of the very finest fingerstyle guitar players in the world. He is listed in Gibson Guitars' Top 30 Acoustic Guitarists of all time, and Acoustic Guitar readers voted him number 12 guitarist in the world in 2005. Universally acclaimed as one of the finest ever acoustic and slide guitar players, and a fine banjo-picker to boot, his solo shows bear witness to an artist at the very top of his game. Whether interpreting material from tradition or singing his own potent self-penned songs, Simpson is a remarkable storyteller: captivating and profoundly moving. His own songwriting produced the poignant 'Never Any Good', from Prodigal Son, 2007's Folk Album of the Year. Martin continues to collaborate with a dazzling array of people from across the musical spectrum: Jackson Browne, Martin Taylor, June Tabor, Richard Hawley, Bonnie Raitt, Danny Thompson, David Hidalgo, Danú, Richard Thompson and Dom Flemons are among the great musicians he has worked with. In recent years, he has been a lynchpin in the award-winning Full English, The Elizabethan Sessions and, in 2015, recorded Murmurs, an exciting new album with Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr. Martin's eagerly awaited new solo album entitled Trails and Tribulations will be released in September 2017 on Topic Records. Album guests include Andy Cutting, Kathryn Tickell, Nancy Kerr and John Smith.  He has had the most nominations of any performer in the 15 years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, an astonishing 31 times, 12 of those as Musician of the Year, winning that particular accolade twice. A virtuoso player without question, but above all Martin Simpson conveys his diverse treasure trove of material from the heart, performing with rare subtlety, intensity and honesty. A true master of his art. Martin is in a class of his own. He is such an expressive player; he is ingenious in his use of the guitar. You can listen to one of his songs and three or four minutes in, he has only used the top four strings and not even played a bass note yet, and when he does, it feels like an orchestra coming in. His clarity of playing is just amazing. Jackson Browne One of the virtuoso instrumentalists of the English music scene 'Sounds better than ever' **** 4 Stars The Guardian

Simpson has become a fine interpreter of traditional and other songs, as well as a notable writer of his own. The Times

'Simpson's latest is a potent blend of the highest calibreSimpson has never sung or played better' Acoustic Magazine

'One of our finest traditional musicians, Simpson's latest album offers a roving overview of his talents' **** 4 Stars Uncut

'An excellent collection of material drawn from both sides of the Atlantic handled with loving care by Simpson and aided by some of the biggest names in folk' **** 4 Stars Maverick

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International Language; Winter Warmer

on Sat, 9 Dec 2017 at Brighton Unitarian Church 7:00pm

Featuring musicians from Syria, Sudan, and Russia; Best Foot Music & Refugee Radio, presents 'International Language Winter Warmer' . Come celebrate diversity in Brighton with music performances from Brighton 's International Communities' This is a volunteer run community event. All proceeds will go to the Sussex Syrian Community Hardship Fund and Bashir's fund for a clean water well for his childhood village in Sudan. Music will start promptly at 19.30. Syrian food will be on sale, and there will be guest information stalls from Sanctuary on Sea and Hummingbird Project.

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Folk In Fernham With Ange Hardy

on Sat, 9 Dec 2017 at Fernham St John's Church 7:00pm

Nominated at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and celebrated by The Telegraph as one of Britain's top folk musicians Ange Hardy has grabbed the attention of the traditional folk music world by writing new material and embracing modern technologies whilst maintaining a traditional feel. Alongside a staggering list of other accolades Ange was awarded FATEA Magazine's Female Vocalist of the Year in 2013, Album of the Year in 2014 and The Tradition Award in 2015. She performs with a warmth that is both disarming and inspirational. Her songs of life and the countryside feel traditional, and she augments voice and guitar with very effective use of a loop pedal to add harmonies or extra instruments. It is a great feat of perfect timing. - R2 Magazine Doors 7pm, Music from 7.30pm. Parking to rear of Church

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Ana Silvera

on Sat, 9 Dec 2017 at New Mills Spring Bank Arts Centre 7:00pm

Wonderful modern folk - The Quietus Magical - The Guardian Ana Silvera's folk and bluegrass-tinged tunes are lyrical, intimate and emotive, works of 'lavish, vivid imagination' (Metro). Drawing on stories from her own eventful life as well as folklore and myth, Ana's songs are vignettes, poignant snap-shots in time that weave poetry and melody to magical effect. This tour, she will be playing songs from her Winter EP, 'Arcana' and will be joined by local artists along the way. In the past few years, Ana's focus has been on large scale projects: composing and singing in a full-length original work Cassandra for Royal Ballet and recording her forthcoming BASCA-nominated choral song cycle Oracles at landmark London venue, The Roundhouse. Now she returns to the stage to debut new solo material, and will be accompanying herself on piano, guitar and harmonium, alongside award-winning double bassist Jasper Høiby (Phronesis, Fellow Creatures). www.anasilvera.com Doors open at 7.00 pm for the licensed bar and Ana will perform at 7.30pm

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Noble Jacks

on Sat, 9 Dec 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. -------- Noble Jacks are a rip-roaring Alt-Folk band with roof raising energy, whose warm electro-acoustic interactions fuse together a mixture of folky footstompin' rhythms and engaging lyricism. The band encompasses heartfelt, yet uptempo songs showcasing fiddle, blues harmonica and big anthem toplines. Noble Jacks have a relentless gigging schedule around the the British folk scene and recorded their debut album with Union Music Store at The Metway studio in Brighton. 2017 promises to be an incredible year for this new and aspiring band!

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The Light In The Stone - A Story Told By Sarah Deco

on Sat, 9 Dec 2017 at London Green Note 2:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 2pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 2.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- THE LIGHT IN THE STONE is a spellbinding tale of ancient light and sacred secrets weaving together spoken word and music. Storyteller, SARAH DECO, weaves together tales from the three Abrahamic religions drawing from the oral traditions, stories and legends of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The story follows a stone, containing primordial light, given to Adam and Eve by Raziel, Angel of Mysteries. It brings wisdom and transformation to all who encounter as it is passed from one generation to the next. Sometimes lost for eons, it rolls through ancient time and in its long and eventful journey approaches our own time. Original music performed by violinist and harpist, ILANA CRAVITZ and percussionist, ELIZABETH NOTT accompanies the story and follows the stone on its journey through biblical landscapes. Their compositions are inspired by Arabic classical music, the music of medieval Europe and of the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe. Storyteller, SARAH DECO, said, "The stories I draw from are written from the depths of the heart - the perils and pitfalls of love, the differences between romantic love and love for the divine - so they never lose their relevance". SARAH DECO, Storyteller, tells myths, fairytales and folktales. Sarah has a long connection with Arabic music and dance as a teacher and performer. She performed with 'The Dance Theatre of Egypt' at several venues around Britain including The Womad festival and the Almeida theatre. She is the founder and co-organiser of The North London Traditional Storytelling Circle and tells stories in a variety of venues aiming always to provoke and facilitate sharing and discussion.

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Ian Beetlestone & The Drowning Rats

on Sat, 9 Dec 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Originally salvaged from the murky waters of the Leeds house party scene in the early 2000s, Ian Beetlestone & the Drowning Rats didn't surface again until the mid 2010s in London's equally murky King's Cross. Clinging to the flotsam left behind when Tom Waits, Nina Simone, Jaques Brel and the Shangri-Las were recovered from the wreck, the Rats are yet to be rescued. While they wait, they offer their unique combination of ratty jazz, drowned pop, magic, mystery, darkness and light to the capricious twin deities of love and song with ever pleading, hopeful eyes. The Rats are: Ian Beetlestone - piano & vocals Tom Fry - double bass & vocals Dom Coles - drums & vocals

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New Roots: Gem Andrews

on Sat, 9 Dec 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Gem Andrews writes Americana and folk music with an honesty and rawness that cuts to the quick. Andrews' superb songs are backed by lush harmonies, sweet fiddle, piano and accordion, and supported by a double bass and drums rhythm section. Deeply rooted in contemporary alt-country, her sound makes respectful nods to the giants of roots and country music, Patsy Cline, Lucinda Williams and Kate & Anna McGarrigle, all the while maintaining her own fiercely independent spirit. In Andrews' powerful new album 'North', to be released in January 2018, she employs a noir-country stye to tackle heavyweight themes of mental illness, poverty, community and destitution. Running through every song is the North East of England- as subect, backdrop and through tribute to local legends, including adaptations of poens by the late, great local poet and playwright Julia Darling. 'North' captures the energy and warmth of the people of the region, and the rage felt at a political class who have left them to waste. WATCH GEM ANDREWS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fxce-Ib97_c Dan Ferguson is an emerging London alt-folk talent. Honing his craft over the last two years on the London acoustic scene, he has just releaased a hugley promising debut EP, heavy with a timeless folk-blues roots sound. Blessed with a voice dripping with authenticity, his songs sound like they've always been around, the sign of a high-quality songwriter. WATCH DAN FERGUSON: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1qEo2O3iwg

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Errol Linton Band

on Sat, 9 Dec 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

THE SHOUT COLLECTIVE FESTIVE RETRO BLUES PARTY LIVE ON STAGE ERROL LINTON BAND Finest sweet n rockin blues with a Caribbean twist + On the Decks: THE SHOUT COLLECTIVE DJS Spinning blues, soul, funk & global tunes The Shout Collective invite you down to Limehouse's wonderful speakeasy style bar Jamboree for a festive retro blues party with very special love guests the ever-wonderful Errol Linton Band, the toughest and finest blues combo around. Currently riding high following the release of their acclaimed new album Packing My Bags (Bra$$ Dog Records) this band blow up a distinctive storm of funky down-home sounds and they fire up a party like no-one else. Errol is one of our finest harmonica players and a deeply soulful singer to boot, he and the band blast out raw but beautiful blues n boogie, spiked with the reggae of Errol's Jamaican roots: like Chess Records meets Studio One! Tonight, we'll be getting two smokin' sets from the full five-piece line-up which includes guitar wizard Adam Blake. Come and get a healing shot of goodtime blues. https://www.facebook.com/errol.linton.3/about 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.dpbs

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Duke Special

on Sun, 10 Dec 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

N.B. Please note that this show may be part standing. Seamus Heaney described his friend, the poet Michael Longley, as: 'a keeper of the artistic estate, a custodian of griefs and wonders'. On this very special tour, Duke Special will be performing songs and music based on the poetry of this influential and renowned Belfast writer. Longley's poems are full of gentleness, honesty, mischief and love and are peppered with a cast of artists, animals, flowers, friends and long forgotten soldiers. As ever, Duke Special is mining a new seam of inspiration, hunting for treasures and what it means to be a human being. We first came across Duke Special back in 2002 when he supported ex-Vigilantes Of Love frontman, Bill Mallonee on his UK tour. He had only recently adopted the name, being born Peter Wilson and growing up in Coleraine, Downpatrick and Holywood. When this rather strange-looking Irishman climbed onto the stage, with his old gramophone and piano, we really didn't know what to expect. Thirty minutes later as the applause rang out, we realised that we had come across someone with an amazing and unique talent. His songs, personality and that wondrous voice captured our hearts that night and we went on to present him three more times at our old venue in Wales. We are thrilled that he has gone on to great success since those early days and even more thrilled that he is to make his TLR debut. Don't miss this extraordinary talent.

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Steve Pledger

on Sun, 10 Dec 2017 at Durham The Peoples Bookshop 3:30pm

Born in Cambridge in 1971, Steve grew up in St Neots and from an early age one constant in his life has been music; a love for it, a need to express himself through it and - in more recent years - the opportunity to share his own songs with a growing, wider audience. His musical influences are many, varied and not always obvious. They include - in no particular order - Graham Parker, Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam, Rush, Sam Cooke, Martyn Joseph, Van Morrison, Ryan Adams, Don McLean, Elvis (both of them) and Bruce Springsteen. Steve's debut album, '14 Good Intentions', was released in 2012 - an album that shifts between fragile reflections on love and loss to social commentary. The follow up 'Striking Matches In The Wind' was released in 2015 and in November 2016 Steve launched his third album, 'Somewhere Between', at a sold-out event in the stunning Main Hall at Dunster Castle in Somerset. Along with much airplay, the album has received an enthusiastic response from reviewers and listeners alike. It went on to win both the FATEA album of the year award and Folkwords album of the year by a male artist. We are delighted to welcome Steve to LeftFieldDurham and this is a chance to see a protest singer who is being compared to the very best in the very intimate setting of The Peoples Bookshop. Don't let it pass you by as tickets are extremely limited. 'Somewhere Between is Steve's tour-de-force. An album that casts Steve as a protest singer, up there with the likes of Billy Bragg, Phil Ochs and Ewan MacColl.' - FATEA Magazine 'Somewhere Between is an object lesson in the craft of contemporary song-writing.' - fRoots Magazine 'A protest album burning with anger and compassion' - Folking.com

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Reg Meuross

on Sun, 10 Dec 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Reg Meuross was described by Mark Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2's Folk Show as a "brilliant singer-songwriter with a social conscience". He returns to the Kitchen Garden bringing songs from stunning new solo recording 'Faraway People', as well as an award-winning back catalogue of nine highly acclaimed albums. Reg is a true modern troubadour, from gigging in village halls and folk clubs to playing the Royal Albert Hall and intimate as well as huge festival stages in the UK and abroad. He consistently entrances his audiences with songs of life, love and injustice, soulfully delivered with melodic tenor vocals and exemplary guitar playing. 'Faraway People' is a new collection of songs which comment bravely on life as he sees it, bringing wide-ranging stories, from the ravages of austerity and the injustice of the plight of refugees, to some of most beautifully disarming lyrics ever written. Reg represents contemporary folk writing at its best, with 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. Time and again, Reg proves himself one of the key songwriters of our age David Kidman Mick Tems Folk Wales on Faraway People: "Verdict: every song from the gentle, enchanting genius is worth its weight in gold. There's something special about the way he writes and delivers a song Townes Van Zandt. Opening the evening is Edd Donovan is a highly distinctive singer and songwriter with a rare, original talent. His sound is heartfelt comforting, yet challenging wise. Rooted in Indie Folk and Americana, he draws on a broad spectrum of influences and makes use of the talents of his full band, The Wandering Moles, and features meticulous, intricate arrangements, rhythmic shifts and close harmonies that recall classic artists such as The Band, Crosby, Stills and Nash and Nick Drake A hugely talented, original songwriter" Folk And Tumble. "Beautiful Bowerbirds "Immensely inspiring...the more people who can hear his voice and words, the better" Dr Andrea Ashworth, author of 'Once In A House On Fire'. "I love Edd's music - he's terrific" - Charlie Dore

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Black*scarr

on Sun, 10 Dec 2017 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Black Scarr is an East London duo, Black is Johnny Black, a Nuneaton-raised Geordie who was once frontman of now cult 80s Midlands pop outfit The Kidda Band and whose CV also includes work as an album sleeves model, newspaper columnist and 90s TV personality. He also has a website featuring his frequently satirical songs about a variety of media celebrities and wannabes. The other half of the name is Leytonstone's Emma Scarr who, raised on a diet of Steve Earle, Emmylou, Kristofferson, Fairport and The Dubliners shares Black's musical affections and sounds a lot like a fiddle-playing (not to mention banjo, accordion and mandolin) Kirsty MacColl. Their styles have collided to produce, in a very short time what sounds like a classic English Country/Folk hybrid, not from Nashville, but from the more tucked-away streets of East London and the coal-dust tinged open spaces of the North East of England. Many of the songs celebrate middle-aged relationships failed, suffered or survived. Sensitive lyrics are given an upbeat push by lively driven rhythms and tunes. Splattered amongst the bitterness and sadness are bits of hope and tenderness. Their co-writing has collided to produce four albums and a body of songs that regularly move audiences to a combination of laughter and tears. Honest and gritty, this urban folk/country duo produce songs full of stories and themes that are modern but classic-sounding and timeless, personal and everyday, still universal. Black*Scarr have become known for live performances bursting with energy and chemistry. Prepare to tap your toes to upbeat melodic country tunes and be touched by hard-hitting, yet poetic lyrics that will stay with you, documenting the trials, contradictions, fears and delights of middle-aged life and love.

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Black*scarr

on Sun, 10 Dec 2017 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Black Scarr is an East London duo, Black is Johnny Black, a Nuneaton-raised Geordie who was once frontman of now cult 80s Midlands pop outfit The Kidda Band and whose CV also includes work as an album sleeves model, newspaper columnist and 90s TV personality. He also has a website featuring his frequently satirical songs about a variety of media celebrities and wannabes. The other half of the name is Leytonstone's Emma Scarr who, raised on a diet of Steve Earle, Emmylou, Kristofferson, Fairport and The Dubliners shares Black's musical affections and sounds a lot like a fiddle-playing (not to mention banjo, accordion and mandolin) Kirsty MacColl. Their styles have collided to produce, in a very short time what sounds like a classic English Country/Folk hybrid, not from Nashville, but from the more tucked-away streets of East London and the coal-dust tinged open spaces of the North East of England. Many of the songs celebrate middle-aged relationships failed, suffered or survived. Sensitive lyrics are given an upbeat push by lively driven rhythms and tunes. Splattered amongst the bitterness and sadness are bits of hope and tenderness. Their co-writing has collided to produce four albums and a body of songs that regularly move audiences to a combination of laughter and tears. Honest and gritty, this urban folk/country duo produce songs full of stories and themes that are modern but classic-sounding and timeless, personal and everyday, still universal. Black*Scarr have become known for live performances bursting with energy and chemistry. Prepare to tap your toes to upbeat melodic country tunes and be touched by hard-hitting, yet poetic lyrics that will stay with you, documenting the trials, contradictions, fears and delights of middle-aged life and love.

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Jo Harman

on Sun, 10 Dec 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Fresh from being BBC Radio 2 play-listed, (and RTE1 Ireland and throughout Europe for that matter) international touring and recording artist JO HARMAN hit with 'When We Were Young' the first single, featuring soul legend Michael McDonald's, from Jo's new studio album recorded in Nashville, 'People We Become'. Although she is used to playing on some of the biggest stages around the world (including being one of only 11 artists playing to 300k people at Parkpop in the hague), Jo also enjoys playing the most intimate of venues with her powerful and evocative 'piano and voice' duo show which some critics believe showcase her at her compelling best? Her sincere, heartfelt compositions, widely regarded as being carved in marble, certainly take the audience on an emotional journey and her relaxed banter between songs give an exceptionally intimate insight into the world of this exceptional vocalist, songwriter and artist.

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Emily Askew Band Christmas Show At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 10 Dec 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

A special Medieval Christmas show to get us in the mood for the festive season. Our great pal Emily Askew has put together an new band featuring herfelf on fiddle, vielle, recorders, bagpipes, shawm and voice, Jamie Roberts on guitar, fiddle and voice, John Dipper on Fiddle and Viola D'Amore and Louise Duggan on percussion and dulcimer. They play folky versions of medieval and Renaissance music and songs and if you can think of anything nicer to round of our season then you're doing better than us. 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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Emily Askew Band Christmas Show At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 10 Dec 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

A special Medieval Christmas show to get us in the mood for the festive season. Our great pal Emily Askew has put together an new band featuring herfelf on fiddle, vielle, recorders, bagpipes, shawm and voice, Jamie Roberts on guitar, fiddle and voice, John Dipper on Fiddle and Viola D'Amore and Louise Duggan on percussion and dulcimer. They play folky versions of medieval and Renaissance music and songs and if you can think of anything nicer to round of our season then you're doing better than us. 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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Winter Folk With O Hooley And Tidow

on Sun, 10 Dec 2017 at Clynnog Fawr The Barn 7:30pm

O'Hooley & Tidow 'WinterFolk' Join 'one of British Folk's mightiest combinations' (MOJO), O'Hooley & Tidow, in the atmospheric rural and cosy setting of Bachwen's Barn for an evening of beautifully performed original, contemporary, and traditional winter songs from their new album 'WinterFolk Vol 1', produced with BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Ben Walker. Ticket price includes one of Johnny Bachwen's delicious Veg Curries included in the price! Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of hearts. BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2017 'BEST DUO' NOMINEES 'They sing together in the way families dolike The Coppers or The Watersons' Tom Robinson, 6 Music 'England's answer to the McGarrigles.'   * * * * * The Guardian   'Insightful, determinedly left-field angles on the human experience.'  * * * * MOJO Folk Album of the Month (Shadows) 'Have Belinda and Heidi done it again? Certainly.'   * * * * * R2   'Dense, complex, beautifully performed.'   * * * * Songlines 'A fine study of human emotion'  * * * * EDS   'One of the most vital and experimental acts on the folk circuit and beyond.'  Folk Radio UK 'Formidably brilliant.' Independent 'Brave, beautiful and full of love.' Martin Simpson This event is supported by the Night Out Schem

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Spottiswoode + Dear Joy

on Sun, 10 Dec 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. -------- Referred to as a genius and downtown ringleader by The New Yorker, SPOTTISWOODE is the frontman of the cult Independent Music Award-winning New York band, Spottiswoode & His Enemies. His songs travel the gamut, drawing comparisons to Leonard Cohen, Ray Davies, Nick Cave, Randy Newman and Tom Waits. www.spottiswoode.com DEAR JOY opens. Hailing from Thailand and Denmark and recently nominated for Best Of British Unsigned, she performs her hauntingly soulful songs on classical guitar accompanied by cello and piano. www.dearjoymusic.com

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Ana Silvera Plays Cafe#9

on Sun, 10 Dec 2017 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:00pm

Wonderful modern folk - The Quietus Magical - The Guardian Ana Silvera's folk and bluegrass-tinged tunes are lyrical, intimate and emotive, works of 'lavish, vivid imagination' (Metro). Drawing on stories from her own eventful life as well as folklore and myth, Ana's songs are vignettes, poignant snap-shots in time that weave poetry and melody to magical effect. This tour, she will be playing songs from her Winter EP, 'Arcana' and will be joined by local artists along the way. In the past few years, Ana's focus has been on large scale projects: composing and singing in a full-length original work Cassandra for Royal Ballet and recording her forthcoming BASCA-nominated choral song cycle Oracles at landmark London venue, The Roundhouse. Now she returns to the stage to debut new solo material, and will be accompanying herself on piano, guitar and harmonium, alongside award-winning double bassist Jasper Høiby (Phronesis, Fellow Creatures).

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The Young'uns - We Three Sings

on Sun, 10 Dec 2017 at Orford Church 6:30pm

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Winners and FolkEast patrons The Young'uns, bring their popular festive concert to Suffolk. TheTeesside trio don their festive jumpers for a lighthearted romp through Christmas past, from carols rooted deep in the soil of Britain's ancient wassail traditions to original songs of seasonal cheer and heartbreak. Join the three wise men of folk as they reflect upon and celebrate Christmas in both word and song, bringing seasonal joy and warmth to young and old alike. Doors open 6.30pm for a 7pm start + Come suitably attired for the chance of winning the coveted Best Christmas Jumper award

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The Hot Club Of Jupiter

on Sun, 10 Dec 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... The Hot Club of Jupiter was formed to provide the music for the 2013 Renault Clio online ad campaign, which was promptly judged too lewd for public consumption and withdrawn. The band, however, lives on playing their unique brand of gypsy swing, hot jazz and songs of middle-class angst and caddish behaviour. Intrepid adventurer violinist Kit Massey has performed all over the globe, playing violin with the Santiago Philamonia, Chile and studying Karnatic violin traditions in Mysore, India. Christian Miller is a much sought-after exponent of French and American guitar styles often headhunted by visiting international bandleaders. The rhythm section of Rory Dempsey (double bass) and Matt French (drums) are veterans of many west end shows but are occasionally allowed to emerge from the sub-terrain darkness of the orchestral pit to lend their infectious swing and uncanny musical telepathy to the Hot Club of Jupiter's sound.

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New Roots: Ma Polaine's Great Decline

on Sun, 10 Dec 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Ma Polaine's Great Decline play a highly potent mix of rhythm and blues and country soul with flavours of gypsy jazz, vaudeville and music hall, all performed with a focused intensity- think 40's rea Billie Holiday transplanted to Tom Waits 'Sworfishtrombones'. Singer Beth Packer moves between double bass, accordion and harmonica, with partner Clinton Hough on electric or acoustic guitar (and an occasional percussive foot), all accompanying Packer's extraordinarhy voice- at times powerful, poignant, snesitive and always deeply soulful. ★★★★★ '...the singer's compelling and never overplayed delivery gives this set its sustained, just-under-the surface intensity". Roots Music Report ★★★★ '....an intangible element peculiar to themselves" R2 Magazine 'The icing on the cake is their vocalist. Stunning singer Beth Packer is someone to get to know" .8/10 Blues and Soul magazine ★★★★ "an utterly compelling soundscape" Northern Sky Magazine '...like some new wonderful step in evolution, an album of great warmth and heroic concealment"....the most complete and uniquely enjoyable of the year so far'. 9.5/10 Liverpool Sound And Vision WATCH MA POLAINE"S GREAT DECLINE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0FX_rlYswU 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: http://www.newrootsevents.com New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Remco Sietsema And Mel Biggs

on Sun, 10 Dec 2017 at London Jaz & Jul's Chocolate House 7:30pm

"A melting pot of English melodies, original compositions and multi-layered rhythmical improvisations. The natural ease with which these two hit it off musically is felt by all who draw near to marvel at their joy and vivacity. Now they want to share that joy with you!" Remco Sietsema is a musician, singer & actor from Amsterdam NL, representing a new generation of accordion players As a theatrical musician he appears in various musical theatre productions across the Netherlands. Most notably to date as the Songman in Michael Morpurgo's War Horse. Mel Biggs is a multi-talented accordionist and vocalist, based in Derbyshire. Her punchy playing is firmly rooted in traditional English dance music & she draws inspiration from other Northern European dance styles. Mel performs as part of Anglo-European trio, Moirai and with Morris-Natyam.

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Gwdihw Presents The Glendale Family

on Sun, 10 Dec 2017 at Cardiff Gwdihw 7:30pm

Gwdihw are absolutely delighted to bring you the psychadelic Folk of The Glendale Family on December 10th! The Glendales are a collective based in North Wales who play a brand of 60's folk/psychedelic, blues and pop. They are strongly influenced by good stories like Treasure Island and Alice in Wonderland, poets Ivor Cutlor and John Cooper Clarke and writers Hunter S. Thompson, Ernest Hemmingway and Alexander Trocci. New single 'ACORN' is driven by lucid dreams, 60's psychedelia and a healthy dose of Grace Slick vibes. Support comes from the Soul-influenced Folk of Nia Ann & Rosey Cale.

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Softlysoftly Winter Special With Steve Dan Mills + Belinda Kempster & Fran Foote + More

on Sun, 10 Dec 2017 at London Kiss The Sky 2:45pm

PLEASE NOTE, this event is ADULTS ONLY - no children allowed in the bar. It's nearly Christmas, and it's time for our Winter Special session featuring some completely unplugged and chilled acoustic songs and festive faves. This is always a fun afternoon, so make sure you don't miss out... As well as the acts listed here here there may well be more surprise acts on the day... As usual doors open at 2.45, with music starting very shortly after that, continuing until 5pm Just £4 on the door, or buy a ticket in advance to guarantee a seat Oh yes, and there'll be marshmallows too! STEVE DAN MILLS American singer-songwriter Steve Dan Mills writes amazing, affecting, heartfelt songs. A solo performer since the 70s, one moment he'll move you to tears the next have you laughing too... http://www.stevedanmills.com/ SHAUN BRENNAN Emotion-filled vocals swoop and soar...And we're so glad to welcome Shaun back again. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ytLWgOlyMVU BELINDA KEMPSTER & FRAN FOOTE If you've heard the fantastic Stick In The Wheel, you'll have seen Fran, as she's one of that band. Here though, she's with her mother Belinda singing songs from the family repertoire. https://www.facebook.com/belindaandfran DAMIEN RENOUF Damien's a singer-songwriter from South London with quirky, melodic ditties that we love. https://damienrenouf.bandcamp.com/ (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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Martin Carthy

on Mon, 11 Dec 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Martin Carthy

on Mon, 11 Dec 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Paul Downes

on Mon, 11 Dec 2017 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

Paul Downes is one of he best singers and musicians you will ever hear. Over the years he has worked as a solo artiste, with Phil Beer, Steve Knighly, Mick Ryan, Magie Boyle, Joyce Gang and the Arizona Smoke Review to name a few and is a top session musician. As a singer he has passion, clarity and a stunning voice. He is a great guitarist, mandocello and banjo player covering a multitude of styles. As a performer he never disappoints.

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Greg Russell And Ciaran Algar Band

on Mon, 11 Dec 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar Band Featuring Tim Yates and Tom Chapman Two time BBC Folk Award winners Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar met in 2011. Soon after the joining of the pair, the duo were signed to Fellside Records and in July 2012 released their debut album, The Queen's Lover. Numerous tours followed as the duo developed and honed their stage craft, becoming one of the most sought after young acts on the English Folk Scene. The press coverage and folk club reports have been glowing and rightly so (R2 Magazine).

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Albion Christmas Band

on Mon, 11 Dec 2017 at Ebbesbourne Wake Village Hall 7:15pm

Specially formed for the festive period and featuring the combined talents of Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), Kellie While (Albion Band) Simon Care (Edward II) and the Guvnor himself, Ashley Hutchings (Fairport Convention), this show takes you on a guided tour through the Christmas customs of Britain: an evening of traditional English Christmas music, dancing and celebration. 'The perfect antidote to the corporate Christmas' (The Guardian) 'The Albion Christmas Band take the audience deep into Britain's winter festival with visions of frosty mornings, a rejoicing Earth, burning logs and berries' (Reuters).

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Grace Petrie Presents A Lefty Christmas

on Mon, 11 Dec 2017 at Brighton Komedia 7:30pm

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Belshazzar's Feast

on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 at Croydon The Oval Tavern 7:30pm

Last year they sold out and we had to turn so many people away, so this time the Feastie Boys are in Croydon for two nights! 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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Anna Macdonald

on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

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

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Sam Amidon

on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 at Guildford St Mary's Church 7:30pm

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Ana Silvera

on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Ana Silvera's folk and bluegrass-tinged tunes are lyrical, intimate and emotive, works of 'lavish, vivid imagination' (Metro). Drawing on stories from her own eventful life as well as folklore and myth, Ana's songs are vignettes, poignant snap-shots in time that weave poetry and melody to magical effect. This tour, she will be playing songs from her Winter EP, Arcana and will be joined by local artists along the way. Wonderful modern folk (The Quietus) Magical (The Guardian) In the past few years, Ana's focus has been on large scale projects: composing and singing in a full-length original work Cassandra for Royal Ballet and recording her forthcoming BASCA-nominated choral song cycle Oracles at landmark London venue The Roundhouse. Now she returns to the stage to debut new solo material, and will be accompanying herself on piano, guitar and harmonium, alongside award-winning double bassist Jasper Høiby (Phronesis, Fellow Creatures). www.anasilvera.com

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Grace Petrie Presents A Lefty Christmas

on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 at Manchester Night & Day Cafe 7:30pm

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Laura Oakes Hosts...

on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Laura Oakes Hosts. A night of music that celebrates strong songwriting focusing on the genre of Americana and Country. Expect music from Twinnie, Kerri Watt, and of course Laura Oakes herself. LAURA OAKES From Liverpool, via Leeds, Laura Oakes grew up in a musical family admiring the likes of Dolly Parton, David Gates and The Dixie chicks. Now with several releases under her belt, interest has begun from key taste makers including Bob Harris and Paul Sexton (BBC Radio 2), BBC Introducing Merseyside, Chris Country and Baylen Leonard (BBC Radio 2 and Amazing Radio). Laura has enjoyed live dates at some of the UK's most prestigious festivals and stages including conquering her own UK tour in September 2017 and playing C2C Country 2 Country at the 02 Arena, Cornbury Music Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Camp Bestival and Time Out Presents: Rising Stars of Country at The Jazz Café. As well as support slots for some of the most notable talent coming out of the UK and US, including Andrew Combs, The Shires, Colm Mac Com Iomaire (The Frames), Jess and The Bandits, Norma Jean Martine and Ward Thomas. Look out for her new Acoustic EP - 'Nashville Stole Your Girl' set for release 24th November. KERRI WATT With two massive BBC Radio 2 playlist singles Long Way Home and The Wild, numerous TV and festival appearances including The Isle of Wight Fest and Glastonbury Kerri Watt is one not to be missed! 2017 has already seen Kerri support Coldplay on their only UK shows this year, record with the band Embrace and head off on her headline tour of the UK. Fresh back from writing and recording songs for her long awaited debut album with Jeff Cohen in Nashville, Kerri is looking forward to playing at The Green Note when Laura Oakes hosts'. TWINNIE In 2016, Twinnie self released an EP which reached #2 on the Country iTunes Chart and really started to turn heads. Described as a 'modern day Shania Twain' Twinnie weaves in alternative influences to her country pop sound. After making an appearance earlier this year at C2C festival in London's O2 Arena, Twinnie sparked more attention with passers by stopping in their tracks to form an almighty crowd. Currently focusing on writing her debut album and having recently been signed to BMG Records worldwide, Twinnie is splitting her time between Nashville, LA, Sweden and London working with top collaborators to create a unique record set for release in 2018.

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Ryedale Blues Club: Miles Gilderdale And The Blueflies

on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30pm for 8.00pm start. Hailing from York, the Blueflies are a power-trio of epic proportions featuring Miles Gilderdale on vocals and guitar, Tony Stipetic on bass and Paul Stipetic on drums. Playing original music inspired by classic rock, Rhythm & Blues, funk and soul they are guaranteed to get audiences up on their feet. Miles is probably best known as the co-lead of instrumental contemporary jazz group Acoustic Alchemy, Miles also performs as a solo artist, writes material for solo projects and other artists, is a member of songwriting and production team M-Zen, and also composes for the video game industry. As a player Miles is a winner of Gibson Guitars Jazz Guitarist of the Year award, is an official Paul Reed Smith artist and much sought after session player.

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Belshazzar's Feast

on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 at Croydon The Oval Tavern 7:30pm

Last year they sold out and we had to turn away lots of people. This year, we're having them twice but do buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment. 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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St Agnes Fountain

on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge 6:45pm

Doors 6.45pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £18 online, £19.50 offline (cash or cheque in advance) £21 on the door 01227 831493 St Agnes Fountain is the annual gathering of four of modern acoustic music's brightest stars. Singer/songwriter David Hughes, Fairport Convention's Chris Leslie and award winning duo Chris While and Julie Matthews. Touring for two weeks every December since 2001, they spread their own magical Christmas joy and goodwill across the land and for past ten years that's included a visit to the very special location of Canterbury Cathedral Lodge. Set against the magnificent backdrop of Canterbury Cathedral, there can be no better setting for this pre-Christmas celebration. The show is a joyous event, full of songs, readings, stories and laughter. Who else would think of putting Hark the Herald Angels Sing, to the tune of Billie Jean and it works brilliantly. Their popularity has grown, the show sells out early on every year so book early. We could move it to a bigger venue, but as the band says.the location is the fifth member of the band. 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" 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

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Jake La Botz

on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 at London Sebright Arms 8:00pm

Jake La Botz "One of our favorite albums of the year." -Inked Magazine "One of the year's best Americana albums." PopMatters "From the first time I heard him playing guitar and singing his songs in a smoky bar on La Brea and Sunset, I became a devoted fan of Jake La Botz. Effortlessly blending authentic blues, rock, country, and gospel, he's created a sound and style that is original and yet instantly familiar. Soulful, personal, painfully funny and sad, he's a true American classic, a gift, and a musical resource that is a joy to be discovered time and time again. - Steve Buscemi On the heels of his new album "Sunnyside," master storyteller Jake La Botz will play his debut headlining show in London on Wednesday 12 December at The Sebright Arms . His first album in four years, "Sunnyside" finds the new Nashville transplant recounting his past and present atop an irresistible, driving groove. Jimmy Sutton recorded La Botz in his original hometown of Chicago at an all-analog studio, teasing dynamite performances out of the heavily tattoo'd artist. A teenage punk, a juvenile delinquent, an actor (including a part in the classic 'Ghost World'), a drifter, an apprentice to blues elders growing up in Chicago, self-educated reader, an addict in Los Angeles, a musician in a gospel church, a Buddhist, a meditation teacher, a songwriter touring a circuit of tattoo parlors nationwide. Now, he's taken all of those experiences and synthesized them with producer Jimmy Sutton (Pokey LaFarge, JD McPherson) for 'Sunnyside,' now available on Hi-Style Records. A master storyteller from time spent at the feet of his grandfather and other elders, La Botz infuses his songs with gritty, deeply imagined characters. The album runs along an axis of spirituality on one side and materialism on the other, with La Botz spinning metaphors and subtle dual meanings throughout. Stories include the absurdity of filling one's life with"positivity" (the title track), a portrait of a decrepit hotel with addicts seeking fixes (The Hotel [Fix Me Now]), a prisoner searching for a way out (The Trees in Cali), a mystical hobo's description of freedom (Hobo On a Passenger Train), a street musician trading art for spare change in the subway (For Nickels & Dimes), and the carefree feeling that comes with the arrival of summer (Feel No Pain). La Botz has opened for greats like Ray Charles, Dr. John, Mavis Staples, JD McPherson, Etta James, The Blasters, and Tony Joe White.

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Merry Hell

on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Boo Hewerdine Christmas Show Plus Special Guests!

on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 at Ely The Maltings 7:30pm

Join us at the Ely Maltings for the eighth annual Christmas show. Boo performing with full band and special guests Andrew Marr, Findlay Napier and O'Hooley & Tidow.

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Kevin Pearce

on Wed, 13 Dec 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 veteran of Latitude and Wilderness Festivals as well as tours with Ian Mculloch (Echo and the Bunnymen) & Turin Brakes, KEVIN PEARCE has been quietly chipping away at his career and now has a fine new album to unleash and share with the world. Dreamy, open soundscapes are topped off with a keening, really quite beautiful voice, accompanied live by a fluent and fluid acoustic guitar style. The transcendent vocal talents of Kevin Pearce return for the launch of his new album "So On". His most diverse record yet, sees Pearce writing about subjects from the UK housing crisis to mental health. Actress Kathy Burke is a huge fan, and the early press support of the album highlights that this could go down as a modern classic. "Big epic sound ..right up our street" - VIRGIN RADIO " Stunning " - Dermot O'Leary, BBC Radio 2 " A keening vocal reminiscent of Cat Stevens " - The Independent "The Finest Songs" - Mojo Nothing short of beautiful It defies belief that Pearce isn't a global phenomenon - TRAVELLERS TUNES A beguiling beauty recalling the quiet foreboding and portentous atmosphere of Johnny Cash's 'Hurt' - SHINDIG! Magazine

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Sheffield Folk Chorale - Spitewinter At All Saints Ecclesall

on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 at Sheffield All Saints Eccelsall Parish Church 7:00pm

Concert starts at 7.30 pm

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Peanut Shuffle Club

on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PEANUT SHUFFLE CLUB are singer Elly Hopkins and guitarist Jay Singh. Their musical partnership was born out of a jazz jam in Bristol's Stokes Croft, where they found a shared love of 1930s swing. Jay's playing is rooted in the gypsy guitar style of Django Reinhardt and his skills have been honed around the fires of Samois, France, where descendants and admirers of the late guitar legend gather annually. Having started with a career in theatre, Elly fuelled her schooling in jazz singing with extended time in New Orleans, and it was there that she gathered songs and inspiration and built a repertoire of lesser performed standards. Tickled by the humour and playfulness in early recordings by such entertainers as Fats Waller, Slim Gaillard, and a young Ella Fitzgerald, Peanut Shuffle Club breathe their own exuberant energy into old hits.

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Grace Petrie Presents A Lefty Christmas

on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 at Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach 7:30pm

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Moulettes

on Thu, 14 Dec 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Real Time

on Thu, 14 Dec 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Our pre-Xmas special brings back some of our favourite musicians from the Scottish Borders. Real Time comprise singer-guitarist Kenny Speirs and keyboardist Tom Roseburgh (both ex John Wright Band) with Carly Blain on fiddle and Eilidh Grant on vocals. Their repertoire includes traditional songs and tunes from both sides of the border, alongside choice contemporary material and a growing number of impressive originals.

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Real Time

on Thu, 14 Dec 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Our pre-Xmas special brings back some of our favourite musicians from the Scottish Borders. Real Time comprise singer-guitarist Kenny Speirs and keyboardist Tom Roseburgh (both ex John Wright Band) with Carly Blain on fiddle and Eilidh Grant on vocals. Their repertoire includes traditional songs and tunes from both sides of the border, alongside choice contemporary material and a growing number of impressive originals.

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O'hooley & Tidow Winterfolk

on Thu, 14 Dec 2017 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) 7:30pm

Join 'one of British Folk's mightiest combinations' (MOJO), O'Hooley & Tidow, for an evening of beautifully performed original, contemporary, and traditional winter songs from their new album 'WinterFolk Vol 1', produced with BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Ben Walker. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of hearts. Doors 7.30pm Show starts 8pm BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2017 'BEST DUO' NOMINEES 'They sing together in the way families dolike The Coppers or The Watersons' Tom Robinson, 6 Music 'England's answer to the McGarrigles.' * * * * * The Guardian 'Insightful, determinedly left-field angles on the human experience.' * * * * MOJO Folk Album of the Month (Shadows) 'Brave, beautiful and full of love.' Martin Simpson

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O'hooley & Tidow Winterfolk

on Thu, 14 Dec 2017 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) 7:30pm

Join 'one of British Folk's mightiest combinations' (MOJO), O'Hooley & Tidow, for an evening of beautifully performed original, contemporary, and traditional winter songs from their new album 'WinterFolk Vol 1', produced with BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Ben Walker. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of hearts. Doors 7.30pm Show starts 8pm BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2017 'BEST DUO' NOMINEES 'They sing together in the way families dolike The Coppers or The Watersons' Tom Robinson, 6 Music 'England's answer to the McGarrigles.' * * * * * The Guardian 'Insightful, determinedly left-field angles on the human experience.' * * * * MOJO Folk Album of the Month (Shadows) 'Brave, beautiful and full of love.' Martin Simpson

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Winter Union

on Thu, 14 Dec 2017 at London St John on Bethnal Green 7:30pm

Jade Rhiannon Vocals, Shruti Box Katriona Gilmore Vocals, Mandolin, Fiddle Jamie Roberts Vocals, Guitar Hannah Sanders Vocals, Guitar, Dulcimer Ben Savage Vocals, Dobro, Guitar Five leading lights of the British roots scene join forces to create a festive folk band like no other. Expect soaring harmonies and exquisite musicianship as the 5-piece blast through a repertoire of brand new, specially written songs, fresh arrangements of traditional carols both well-loved and little-known, and seasonal classics from both sides of the Atlantic. Originally formed in 2015 for a one-off yuletide concert, A Winter Union returned in 2016 for more shows including London's Cecil Sharp House and a live session on BBC Radio 3. This year brings the band's first line-up change with BBC Folk Award nominees Gilmore & Roberts joining members of The Willows and Hannah Sanders. Put on your glad rags and come and raise your voices with A Winter Union!

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Winter Union

on Thu, 14 Dec 2017 at London St John on Bethnal Green 7:30pm

Jade Rhiannon Vocals, Shruti Box Katriona Gilmore Vocals, Mandolin, Fiddle Jamie Roberts Vocals, Guitar Hannah Sanders Vocals, Guitar, Dulcimer Ben Savage Vocals, Dobro, Guitar Five leading lights of the British roots scene join forces to create a festive folk band like no other. Expect soaring harmonies and exquisite musicianship as the 5-piece blast through a repertoire of brand new, specially written songs, fresh arrangements of traditional carols both well-loved and little-known, and seasonal classics from both sides of the Atlantic. Originally formed in 2015 for a one-off yuletide concert, A Winter Union returned in 2016 for more shows including London's Cecil Sharp House and a live session on BBC Radio 3. This year brings the band's first line-up change with BBC Folk Award nominees Gilmore & Roberts joining members of The Willows and Hannah Sanders. Put on your glad rags and come and raise your voices with A Winter Union!

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Nick Harper & The Wilderness Kids

on Thu, 14 Dec 2017 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:30pm

Lies! Lies ! Lies! After leaving a streak of rip-roaring, celebratory shows in 2016, road-testing his back catalogue of 12 albums, Nick Harper & The Wilderness Kids (aka Port Erin) are back with a new album Lies! Lies! Lies! and UK tour for 2017. Amidst a backdrop of flags being changed and mottos applied, ''350 million reasons why, written on the side of the bus'', sees Nick and The Kids nailing their colours to the mast and ready to roll. The Wilderness Kids met up with the renowned solo acoustic singer-songwriter at a record store day event, where they jammed on some of Nick's tracks from his 'Best of' triple LP set The Wilderness Years. Nick immediately realised the potential, promptly picked up a baritone electric guitar and the pace hasn't let up since. The exciting energy and chemistry between the 4 has had Nick's fans in rapture and the combination of the much-loved songwriter added to the zest present in this new gang, made capturing the zeitgeist in the words and music of the new album inevitable. Lies! Lies! Lies! is an intelligent, yet exuberant album rooted very much in the now. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A LIMITED SEATING SHOW AT THE HARE & HOUNDS

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Samantha Whates + Adam Beattie (solo)

on Thu, 14 Dec 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.... Samantha Whates + Adam Beattie (solo) Leading player's in the London alt-folk & roots scene join forces for a very special double bill. "Incredibly beautiful' Mary Ann Hobbs BBC Radio 2 ADAM BEATTIE Scottish singer songwriter Adam Beattie released his fourth studio album 'The Road Not Taken' in May 2016 with a sell-out show at Hoxton Hall in London and a UK-wide tour. Like the lost love-child of Tom Waits and Chet Baker, Beattie's minor ballads and moody blues with a dark twist draw upon the broad influences of Celtic folk, American blues, country and early jazz balladry, his immaculate melodies combining with a poet's ear for observation to tackle themes of life, love, death and hope. In December 2016 he was invited by long time fan Mark Rylance to perform at a Stop The War Coalition evening alongside Jeremy Corbyn and Brian Eno. 'Incredibly beautiful' Mary Ann Hobbs, BBC Radio 2 "Carefully crafted...affecting songwriting with a dark twist" - Roddy Hart, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND "I'm blown away by that man's voice" Frank Hennessy, Celtic Heartbeat, BBC RADIO WALES Not a single word is wasted, unnecessary or throwaway...very impressive. FATEA MAGAZINE Warmly Intoxicating - FROOTS MAGAZINE SAMANTHA WHATES Scottish singer-songwriter Samantha Whates is a hugely respected artist on the London roots scene. Her beautifully crafted, poetic songs retain a strong affinity with her Scottish roots, cultivating a sound that is thoroughly contemporary, rooted in tradition, yet uniquely her own. She recently formed the duo Picapica with her long time friend and collaborator Josienne Clarke, winner of the prestigious Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015. Recent performances include Kings Place and the Purcell Rooms in the Royal Festival Hall. She recently released her debut Dark Nights Make For Brighter Days which has been enjoying both critical acclaim and radio play (BBC 6 Music, KCRW, Resonance FM). --------------------------------------------- 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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The Dylan Project

on Thu, 14 Dec 2017 at Leek Foxlowe Arts Centre 8:00pm

Take four of Britain's most talented folk-rock musicians and a unique singer, add the repertoire of a genius, and you've got the recipe for a dream band. The musicians in question are PJ Wright (slide and electric guitars, pedal steel) Gerry Conway (drums and percussion) Phil Bond (keys) Dave Pegg (bass) and the singer is Steve Gibbons. As The Dylan Project, they present an exhilarating tribute to the work of arguably the greatest postwar songwriter in the English language. The Dylan Project's repertoire spans the whole of Dylan's oeuvre everything from Highway 61 to Mississippi and new material is frequently brought into the setlist. Whether you are a diehard Dylan fan or just enjoy great songs performed with flair and brio, The Dylan Project will take your breath away. Go and see them or buy one of the albums you won't be disappointed. 8.00 for 8.30pm.

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Steeleye Span In Concert - Performing Hark! The Village Wait

on Thu, 14 Dec 2017 at Hastings St Mary in the Castle 6:45pm

Folk Rock Pioneers In Concert With their fiftieth anniversary approaching and a work rate to put many younger artists to shame, Steeleye Span (featuring their new seven-piece line-up) return to the road for an extensive UK autumn tour in support of last year's Dodgy Bastards album, their eighth album in twelve years. The show will also see them revisit their iconic debut album Hark! The Village Wait, one of the key records in folk rock history, and performed in full for the first time ever. Don't miss them... - The Independent Show Time 7.30 PM All tickets are unreserved seating only balcony seats are now available

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The Daily Grind Blues & Soul Revue At Yellow Arch Feat. Jody White, Tom Killner & Robin Hoare

on Thu, 14 Dec 2017 at Sheffield Yello Arch Studios 7:00pm

Get away from your daily grind at the opening night of Sheffield's newest blues and soul revue! Featuring the Daily Grind House Band and specially invited guests playing blues, soul, R'n'B, Funk and Rock n Roll all night long, The Daily Grind promises to provide an uplifting antidote to the work and the weather. The Daily Grind House Band is: Robin Hoare on guitar and vocals, Robin Baker on bass, Tom A Wright on drums and vocals, Mr Matt Crum master of the keyboards and The Daily Grind Horns. Our guests helping us kick off our inaugural event include Sheffield's soulful blues songstress Ms. Jody White, Mr Tom packed full of soul Killner on rip roaring vocals and super sharp guitar and Mr. Richard Chappell on hot blues harmonica. We may even have some surprises up our sleeves for our debut. Only way to find out will be to get down to Yellow Arch Studios on Thursday December 14th! Doors and bar open from 7pm. Show starts 7.45pm. All this for £5! for one of the best value live music nights in town! Yellowarch.com robinhoaremusic.co.uk tomkillnerband.co.uk

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India Electric Co. Concert At St Michael & All Angels Church, Devon.

on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 at Stockland St Michael & All Angels Church 7:15pm

India Electric Company return to Devon for a one-off candlelit concert in Stockland (Devon) at St Michael and All Angels Church. Friday 15th Dec at 7.30pm. Tickets £8 adv or £10 on the door, available here or with Wendy : 01404 881207 http://www.stockland.org.uk/church

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Jim Moray And Band

on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 at Bristol Resound Bristol 7:30pm

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Jim Moray And Band

on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 at Bristol Resound Bristol 7:30pm

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Eugene Hideaway Bridges

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

We couldn't ask for a better show to close out 2017 here at TLR than the one and only Eugene Hideaway Bridges and his band, this time with a horn section! If you like your blues laced with soul, funk and the spirit of B.B. King and Sam Cooke combined, then the towering figure of Eugene 'Hideaway' Bridges is the man. A huge man with a huge voice, Eugene plays an unparalleled brand of blues, oozing enough charm to light up a small city. In the mid-1990s, while travelling alone to Europe, Eugene was spotted by B.B. King's bass player Joe Turner, who recruited him to play in his band, Big Joe Turner's Memphis Blues Caravan. After a year with Turner's band, Bridges formed a new version of his own Eugene 'Hideaway' Bridges Band, and began performing at clubs and festivals in the UK and Europe. In 1998 and 1999, he topped numerous British and European blues magazine polls as best male vocalist. Born in New Orleans, Eugene has built a loyal following around the world with a string of fantastic albums and an incessant touring schedule that saw his recent performance at the Gumball Festival in NSW chalked up as his 30th visit to Australia. His first album, Born To Be Blue, was produced by Mike Vernon on the Blueside label in 1998. The following year he was signed by British label Armadillo, for whom he has released a series of albums starting with Man Without A Home (2000) and Jump the Joint (2003). He also released the albums Coming Home (2005), Eugene Hideaway Bridges (2007), Live In San Antonio (2009), and Rock and a Hard Place (2011) The US Jus' Blues Music Foundation have announced that Eugene Hideaway Bridges is to be their 2017 honoree for the Albert King Lifetime Award, The Lucy Award, for his outstanding contributions in continuing to keep the style of traditional Blues alive. 'His instrumental prowess, lyrical and musical vision, and passionate and emotional commitment results in a refreshingly adult set full of joy and meaning.' Living Blues Magazine

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Catfish

on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:00pm

Catfish came crashing onto the blues scene at the start of 2015 with their debut album So Many Roads going straight in at no 1 in the IBBA blues airplay charts after being taken to the hearts of the internet's blues radio stations. After the death of BB King later in the year, Catfish released a tribute EP called 'When BB Sings the Blues'. This also spent two months at no 5 in the IBBA airplay chart and had excellent reviews like this one: 'A captivating release from an immensely talented band and in Matthew Long they clearly have a star of the future in their midst, proving that contemporary Blues is in the safe hands of the next generation'. Nigel Foster The new album Broken Man was released on 29th Jan 2017, almost all original material written by Matt and Paul. The only cover, the showstopping 'Make it Rain' written by Foy Vance, is always a highlight of any Catfish show. Catfish played many of the major festivals including Bluesfest at the 02 on Matt's 21st birthday last November, Maryport in Cumbria, Bluesrockfest in Kent, and they opened the blues stage at Cambridge Rock Festival. This year they are scorching their way through even more gigs and festivals - this band is in demand! They blew us away when they played last year, with comments such as 'gig of the year' from the audience members. and we are thrilled to have them back at The Haven Club.

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Catfish

on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:00pm

Catfish came crashing onto the blues scene at the start of 2015 with their debut album So Many Roads going straight in at no 1 in the IBBA blues airplay charts after being taken to the hearts of the internet's blues radio stations. After the death of BB King later in the year, Catfish released a tribute EP called 'When BB Sings the Blues'. This also spent two months at no 5 in the IBBA airplay chart and had excellent reviews like this one: 'A captivating release from an immensely talented band and in Matthew Long they clearly have a star of the future in their midst, proving that contemporary Blues is in the safe hands of the next generation'. Nigel Foster The new album Broken Man was released on 29th Jan 2017, almost all original material written by Matt and Paul. The only cover, the showstopping 'Make it Rain' written by Foy Vance, is always a highlight of any Catfish show. Catfish played many of the major festivals including Bluesfest at the 02 on Matt's 21st birthday last November, Maryport in Cumbria, Bluesrockfest in Kent, and they opened the blues stage at Cambridge Rock Festival. This year they are scorching their way through even more gigs and festivals - this band is in demand! They blew us away when they played last year, with comments such as 'gig of the year' from the audience members. and we are thrilled to have them back at The Haven Club.

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Steve Knightley Plays St Helen's Church Alveston

on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 at Bristol St Helens Church, Alveston 7:30pm

Steve is best known for his work with Phil Beer in the band Show of Hands, he is a truly fabulous performer who took St Helen's by storm that last time he performed here.

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The Hayes Sisters

on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

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O'hooley & Tidow 'winterfolk'

on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

How exciting is this winter warmer from Belinda and Heidi?! This show will sell-out, so best get your (ice) skates on!! Join 'one of British Folk's mightiest combinations' (MOJO), O'Hooley & Tidow, for an evening of beautifully performed original, contemporary, and traditional winter songs from their new album 'WinterFolk Vol 1', produced with BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Ben Walker. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of hearts. BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2017 'BEST DUO' NOMINEES 'They sing together in the way families dolike The Coppers or The Watersons' Tom Robinson, 6 Music 'England's answer to the McGarrigles.' * * * * * The Guardian 'Insightful, determinedly left-field angles on the human experience.' * * * * MOJO Folk Album of the Month (Shadows) 'Have Belinda and Heidi done it again? Certainly.' * * * * * R2 'Dense, complex, beautifully performed.' * * * * Songlines 'A fine study of human emotion' * * * * EDS 'One of the most vital and experimental acts on the folk circuit and beyond.' Folk Radio UK 'Formidably brilliant.' Independent 'Brave, beautiful and full of love.' Martin Simpson Tickets available daily from the venue until 6pm

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Michele And Romeo Stodart Present.....

on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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

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A Winter Union

on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 at Finchingfield Church 7:30pm

Jade Rhiannon Vocals, Shruti Box Katriona Gilmore Vocals, Mandolin, Fiddle Jamie Roberts Vocals, Guitar Hannah Sanders Vocals, Guitar, Dulcimer Ben Savage Vocals, Dobro, Guitar Five leading lights of the British roots scene join forces to create a festive folk band like no other. Expect soaring harmonies and exquisite musicianship as the 5-piece blast through a repertoire of brand new, specially written songs, fresh arrangements of traditional carols both well-loved and little-known, and seasonal classics from both sides of the Atlantic. Originally formed in 2015 for a one-off yuletide concert, A Winter Union returned in 2016 for more shows including London's Cecil Sharp House and a live session on BBC Radio 3. This year brings the band's first line-up change with BBC Folk Award nominees Gilmore & Roberts joining members of The Willows and Hannah Sanders. Put on your glad rags and come and raise your voices with A Winter Union!

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Iona Fyfe

on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Three wonderful musicians play our award winning bookshop. Iona Fyfe Aberdeenshire folksinger, Iona Fyfe, has become one of Scotland's finest young ballad singers, rooted deeply in the singing traditions of the North East of Scotland. A finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017, Iona embraces the repertoire of her native North East throughout the UK and Europe. Described as one of the most sunning voices on the circuit today (Artree), East, her debut 6-track EP encapsulating North East folksong was received with great acclaim. Hailing from Huntly, Iona draws inspiration from source and revivalist singers and is a fine interpreter of traditional folksong in a contemporary yet sympathetic manner. At just 19 years old, Iona has competed in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and has performed at venues such as The Music Hall Aberdeen, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, the Mitchell Theatre and most recently The Royal Albert Hall in London. With her band, Iona has performed at high profile festivals throughout the UK from Orkney Folk Festival to Sark Folk Festival and others such as Celtic Connections, Stonehaven Folk Festival and Folkest International Folk Festival in Italy. Iona is currently working on her debut album, which is set for release in 2018 https://ionafyfe.com/ Lucy Kitchen In the search for touchstones Lucy is often compared to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Beth Orton and, vocally, to Sandy Denny 'Lucy's vocal tone has hints of the late Sandy Denny in it a rare and precious thing indeed' (bestnewbands.com), but her sound is all her own. Since her last album, Waking, Lucy has been in demand as a vocalist, working with a number of electronic music acts to write and record songs that have been championed by the likes of BBC Radio 1 and Mixmag. She's also performed on the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury festival. Lucy Kitchen has one of those real summer breeze voices, fresh and warm, and it's very much to the fore on her second album that contains a myriad of delights. And she's opened up her musical palette here with piano, steel pedal and strings all featured on a release in which she also brings in elements of Americana and lightly toasted psychedelia. But it's the quality of her songwriting that clinches the deal here, that and her emotive voice which grabs you right there. http://lucykitchen.com/ Iona Lane Iona is a singer, musician and songwriter from North West England and has just started studying for a BA (Hons) Music (Folk) with a scholarship at Leeds College of Music. She has always had a passion for music but never really found her footing until about three years ago when she stumbled across folk music. She submerged herself in it, picked up guitar, and never looked back! Along the way she has also picked up mandolin and slide guitar. http://www.ionalane.com/ Stage times Iona Fyfe 9.45-10.30 Lucy Kitchen 8.40-9.30 Iona Lane 8.00-8.35 Please note no food or drink to be brought into the premises. We have a licensed bar serving drinks and snacks. Pre-book for the lower price of £5. £8 on the door.

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Liu Fang With Guest Andrew Cronshaw

on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 8:00pm

One of the last occasions that award winning Chinese pipa virtuoso Liu Fang performed in London was for a BBC World Service event hosted by Sir Ian McKellen. Clearly mesmerised by the cascade of notes produced by the lone performer on her pipa he felt compelled to clarify to the radio audience that there was indeed 'just one musician'. 'And ten talented fingers' he added. Audiences around the world have been similarly spellbound by Liu Fang. A child prodigy in China, now a resident of Canada, Liu Fang is today regarded as a world leading pipa soloist. With a history dating back over 2000 years, the pipa is a pear shaped lute with up to twenty four frets and four strings. It is used for instrumental music and accompaniment for singing genres. Liu Fang's performances have included solo recitals of Chinese traditional and classical music as well as contemporary music with orchestras, string quartets and ensembles. Liu Fang is also highly acclaimed for her Silk and Steel projects in which she has collaborated with musicians from various traditions. To date she has released ten solo and collaborative albums. For this very special, and only London performance, Liu Fang will be performing solo pipa, and, reuniting after many years, she will be joined, for part of the performance, by British multi-instrumentalist Andrew Cronshaw. A player of electric zither, marovantele, fujara, ba-wu and other non-mainstream instruments, Andrew Cronshaw is leader of the Finnish/Armenian/British band SANS, is a record producer, and also has a long career as a writer on roots musics. They last collaborated together over fifteen years ago in Montreal, Canada. This is a rare opportunity to see a true virtuoso of the Chinese pipa in an intimate setting and for this one night only witness an amalgamation of instruments and sounds that promises to venture way beyond east meets west.

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The Churchfitters Christmas Cracker

on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 at Osmington Village Hall 7:00pm

Not to be missed! Nothing to do with Churches, or Fitters - just a highly entertaining, fun evening with three amazingly talented musicians! The Churchfitters is a folk group like no other. A double bass made out of scrap metal. Heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw. Foot-stomping fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock rhythms. A mouthwatering selection of favourites from their regular repertoire interlaced with traditional and original festive songs and Christmas carols, this cracker of a show will see Christmas in with a bang and a paper hat-full of surprises, novelties - and terrible jokes as well! A YouTube clip for tasters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajqWIzog7xc

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Two Coats Colder

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

Tonight we present one of the most entertaining bands on the live circuit - Two Coats Colder. Superb musicians, songwriters and raconteurs who will thoroughly entertain you and are certain to leave you feeling they are part of your own family. They will make you laugh, sing and maybe even weep a little, a great night at the hands of true entertainers. Don't miss this show or you will be denying yourself a real treat. Supported by the equally talented and extremely popular Albert Man, our "Billy Joel" contender in terms of sheer quality as a performer and songwriter. Worth coming for alone! Tickets are £10.50 in advance or £12.50 on the door - So book in advance!

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The Steve & Ben Somers Country Band

on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 at Portsmouth The Square Tower 7:15pm

The Square Roots Xmas Show! Western Swing, Bluegrass and lovelorn waltzes all delivered with panache in classic style! (Blabber & Smoke) This 6 piece band well and truly nail that classic western swing sound! Here's a band that play with a smile on their faces - audiences are in for a treat! (Fatea Magazine) Here at Square Roots towers, we receive more video links from bands that would like to play at the Tower than we can shake the proverbial stick at! And very occasionally there's one that makes us sit up and take notice! And so was the case with these guys - the Steve & Ben Somers Country Band! We just took one look at the videos they sent us and just knew that they'd go down an absolute storm in our beautiful venue! Check out our website for those videos and you'll see exactly why we are so excited that we've booked this amazing band to play for us all at our Xmas show! Steve Somers started as a young singer/songwriter in the London Folk Clubs of the 60's. In 1975 he won a national TV talent show called 'New Faces', after which he joined British hit pop/folk group 'The Settlers' and appeared on National and international TV, radio and records. Steve played for Skiffle Legend Lonnie Donegan, Cockney chart topper Joe Brown, American Legend Johnny Tillotson, sung on TV behind British legend Lulu, Don Everly and toured with Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Billy Jo Spears whilst still performing and broadcasting with his own band playing western swing and country and bluegrass. Guitars fizz and burn, while the pedal steel is a delight throughout! A tight little band delivering cracking slices of good old fashioned delights! (Blabber & Smoke) Ben Somers was practically 'born in the dressing room' and grew up listening to his Dad Steve from the side of the stage, Ben made his own way in music and after completing a degree in Jazz on the saxophone, he was rapidly in demand as a composer, arranger and session player on various instruments, recordings and performing live around the world. He also happened upon a TV concert by Steve Earle & Del McCoury and soon acquired a double bass and jumped head first into the musical world of bluegrass, country and folk. In the last few years he's worked with some of his musical heroes such as Dr John, Dirk Powell, Nashville Grammy winners The Time Jumpers as well as Taylor Swift and Seal amongst others. Steve and Ben, after years of playing together have finally found a group of musicians that have inspired them to form this brilliant band! So as well as Steve (acoustic guitar and vocals), and Ben (double bass and vocals), you'll find Rob Updegraff (guitar), Marcus Bonfanti (guitar and vocals), Matt Park (pedal steel) and Wes Gibbons (percussion) and all contributed to the brand sparkly new album The Highway Is My Home - a collection of Americana, Western Swing, and Country old and new, sung and yodelled in harmony! More info at: www.squarerootspromotions.co.uk

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Country Christmas Party Night With Host Thorne Hill

on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 at Manchester Gullivers 7:00pm

Celebrate Country Music and Christmas with Thorne Hill and his full Band. Special Guest Support from The Blue Genes and also introducing Lee Paul and Meg McPartlin.

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Keith Donnelly & Anna Ryder

on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 at Alstonefield Village Hall 7:30pm

Alstonefield Christmas Special! Keith Donnelly can make you laugh, cry or do anything you may or may not want to do. He is an accomplished singer guitarist and writer of national fame. Enjoy an evening of songs and laughter with this incomparably funny man who has also been a script writer for the Brummie comic Jasper Carrot, so expect some incisive observational humour. Anna Ryder is a unique talent whose songwriting is quirky, fresh and vital.

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Hannah Johnson & The Broken Hearts

on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- On this record Ms Johnson delves deep into her influences of old country, the blues and honky tonk music. The choice of material is imperative to Hannah, who has spent a long time studying the vocal styles of country greats such as Faron Young, George Jones & Ray Price. At a time when it is fashionably cool to be americana and dressing vintage is de rigueur, it is easy to feel tired of the cliches around the modern country scene. Much of the music coming out of Nashville today seems to be either watered down country pop, or stylistically affected Americana with chanted choruses and stomping bass drums. However, there is also reaction against these extreme ends of the industry machine and artists like Hannah Johnson are approaching their music with a refreshing honesty and commitment to the core principles of 'old' country music, celebrating the heritage and history rather than diluting it. Undoubtedly spending so much time in Austin, Texas has influenced her immensely, as the music she is making falls much more under the bracket of what Dale Watson is doing with his Ameripolitan genre than the new country from Nashville. Hannah sings classic country songs about drinking and heart ache straight from a Honky Tonk, her sultry and smokey voice taking on the likes of Patsy Cline, Skeets McDonald and Willie Nelson. But what also cannot be ignored in her voice is the strong influence from the blues, as exemplified on her cover of an old Charlie Patton number and her powerful rendition of 'Trouble In Mind'. The stand out tracks however, are her own compositions, 'Your Girlfriend Hates Me' could perhaps be seen as a modern, less aggressive take on Loretta's fist city, clearly placing relationships between women at the centre of her experience, and proving not always easy being the only girl in the band. 'Morning Cocktail' then takes her in a more soulful and reflective direction, lamenting a highly destructive lost love, the dangerous numbing qualities of alcohol, while demonstrating her vocal prowess. 'Nowhere Train' immediately hits an infectious country groove, delivering classic twangy telecaster and providing a strong catchy chorus as the album's opener. Ms Johnson's fans include Imelda May, Robert Plant and Ronnie Wood, indeed Hannah and her band provided the entertainment for Ronnie's recent 70th Birthday party. 'Shaken is a confident debut solo album from an artist who knows her musical heritage, but is no slave to it.' - Michael Hingston, ★★★★★ Country Music People, July 2017 'Qualifies as being in the best of British Country Music' - Roger Peck, British Country Music Show, July 2017 'Country AND Western that will break your heart (and mend It too!)... 36 minutes minutes of Country Heaven.' - Alan Harrison, Rocking Magpie, June 2017 'If you want to hear honest, authentic Country music as it should be sung and played , then do listen to this album. You won't regret it.' - Peter Cowley, FATEA, June 2017

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Big Mamma's Door

on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... 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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20 Years Of Song

on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 at Coventry Queens Road Baptist Church Hall 7:30pm

Join WorldSong Community Choir as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary with Christmas songs from around the world. A memorable evening of spine-tingling harmonies from far and wide, sung unaccompanied in original languages. Light refreshments included.

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20 Years Of Song

on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 at Coventry Queens Road Baptist Church Hall 7:30pm

Join WorldSong Community Choir as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary with Christmas songs from around the world. A memorable evening of spine-tingling harmonies from far and wide, sung unaccompanied in original languages. Light refreshments included.

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Carousel Sesssions Present: Mike Mcgoldrick, Dezi Donnelly, Tim Edey And John Joe Kelly

on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30pm

We are delighted at The Carousel Sessions to host our annual Chrismas Special. Manchesters Finest Mike McGoldrick, Dezi Donnelly and John Joe Kelly are joined by Tim Edey on Guitar. Tickets are priced £14 for adults and £7 for Under 16. Any one of these accomplished musicians could headline a festival on their own, but we are eagerly anticipating the collision of talent in what is going to be an unmissable highlight of 2017. Amid the pyrotechnics of Dezi Donnelly's fiddle playing Mike McGoldrick's Flute playing and john joe kellys bodhran playing. slick virtuosity will be Tim Edey, accompanying with the surety and sophistication for which he has become globally renowned -

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Carousel Sesssions Present: Mike Mcgoldrick, Dezi Donnelly, Tim Edey And John Joe Kelly

on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30pm

We are delighted at The Carousel Sessions to host our annual Chrismas Special. Manchesters Finest Mike McGoldrick, Dezi Donnelly and John Joe Kelly are joined by Tim Edey on Guitar. Tickets are priced £14 for adults and £7 for Under 16. Any one of these accomplished musicians could headline a festival on their own, but we are eagerly anticipating the collision of talent in what is going to be an unmissable highlight of 2017. Amid the pyrotechnics of Dezi Donnelly's fiddle playing Mike McGoldrick's Flute playing and john joe kellys bodhran playing. slick virtuosity will be Tim Edey, accompanying with the surety and sophistication for which he has become globally renowned -

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Tarantella Beats Party With Amaraterra + Dj Alistair Prince

on Sat, 16 Dec 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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Honeyfeet

on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 at Manchester St Michael's Church 7:30pm

Join Honeyfeet as they celebrate the release of their single Sinner on Wah Wah 45s! For a good few years, Honeyfeet has been a conduit for the ideas and expressions of an exotic mixture of Manchester-based musicians. Jazz? Yes, some of that! Folk? Stick that in there! Hip-hop? I thought you'd never ask! Someone once called it Folk-Hop and Barrelhouse-pop, and that's just vague enough to make sense. Honeyfeet have spent the past nine years tearing around festival stages and theatres, clubs and fields melting down blues and pop, jazz and disco, pushing air molecules around with instruments and making friends in the process. It's all very lovely. It helps that they are fronted by Ri?oghnach Connolly, 'a remarkable singer and flautist who can ease from Irish traditional influences to soul,' according to the Guardian. This festival season has seen Honeyfeet perform main stages at Shambala, Beautiful Days and Belgium's Copacobana Festival, along with wowing audiences at Glastonbury, Boomtown, Wilderness, Secret Garden Party, Kendal Calling and Bimble Bandada. Honeyfeet released the album It's a Good Job I Love You in November 2013. Their new single Sinner was released in October 2017 on Wah Wah 45s. Their new album, Orange Whip, will be launched in March 2018. This will be one of the first public concerts in St Michael's since its recent re-opening, having been closed since 2004. The Roman Catholic church was founded in 1859 and became the heart of the Little Italy Community in Ancoats. AGE RESTRICTION: This show is 14+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Sam Kelly & Jamie Francis

on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 at Reading St Mary's Church 7:00pm

Doors and Bar 7pm, Music 8pm. Long time friends Sam Kelly (guitar & vocals) and Jamie Francis (banjo and vocals) are both recording artists in their own right and also play together in both Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys, and also The Changing Room (that rocked St Stephen's in Upper Basildon last December). Playing at St Mary's as a duo you will be surprised at just how much variety of noise (in the best possible sense of the word) two lads with two instruments can make! Expect an evening of foot stomping singalong numbers alongside songs with delicate and sensitive arrangements. Anyone who saw Sam and Jamie as part of The Changing Room will be bound to want to come along again. Sam has previously won the Horizon Award for Emerging Artist of the Year at the BBC Folk Awards, and after going along for an audition for Britain's Got Talent for a laugh while in London one afternoon he ended up making it all the way to the 2012 final!

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Sam Kelly & Jamie Francis

on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 at Reading St Mary's Church 7:00pm

Doors and Bar 7pm, Music 8pm. Long time friends Sam Kelly (guitar & vocals) and Jamie Francis (banjo and vocals) are both recording artists in their own right and also play together in both Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys, and also The Changing Room (that rocked St Stephen's in Upper Basildon last December). Playing at St Mary's as a duo you will be surprised at just how much variety of noise (in the best possible sense of the word) two lads with two instruments can make! Expect an evening of foot stomping singalong numbers alongside songs with delicate and sensitive arrangements. Anyone who saw Sam and Jamie as part of The Changing Room will be bound to want to come along again. Sam has previously won the Horizon Award for Emerging Artist of the Year at the BBC Folk Awards, and after going along for an audition for Britain's Got Talent for a laugh while in London one afternoon he ended up making it all the way to the 2012 final!

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Nathalie Stern

on Sun, 17 Dec 2017 at Durham Empty Shop HQ 4:30pm

Existing outside of any one genre or scene Nathalie Stern's minimal but distinctive largely electronic set up uses looped vocals and melodic lines to build up a mysterious web of sound that has enthralled and transfixed anyone who has managed to catch her live in recent times. Its foreboding without sacrificing any beauty, experimental but is rooted in the folk tradition. Swedish born, but now settled in Newcastle Stern says her music is sound focused resulting in what could be described as dark, emotive droney electronica. Major influences on Stern are filmmaker John Carpenter and Polish composer Kryzysztof Komeda who wrote the soundtrack for the Roman Polanski's movie 'The Fearless Vampire Killers'. 'The Carpenter influence is very clear in one of my tracks which is essentially a homage to him, but it's more subtle in the rest of my stuff by just reflecting similar sounds. Polanski's Fearless Vampire Killers was my absolute favourite film when I was eight I watched it pretty much every week for nearly a year'. In March Nathalie appeared at Sage Gateshead for BBC 3's Free Thinking Festival and in July she headlined The Northern Electric Festival at The Cluny so we are very, very happy that she has agreed to bring her unique, experimental ways and means and her multiple loop stations to Durham's Empty Shop HQ for a special pre Christams show. Nathalie will be joined by members of Newcastle's Noize Choir, a group of sound enthusiasts who explore the sonic possibilities of the human voice. Nathalie has had radio play on Stuart Maconie's very excellent BBC 6 Music Freak Zone On introducing 'A Life' Maconie said - 'I love this track'. 'Poor timekeeping made me miss most of Nathalie Stern's set, but the song I did see A Life was phenomenal'. NARC 'I write songs about Norse Trolls' Nathalie Stern We reckon this gig is going to out-freak even the Freak Zone!

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Tom Moore & Archie Churchill-moss

on Sun, 17 Dec 2017 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

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Grace Petrie Presents A Lefty Christmas

on Sun, 17 Dec 2017 at London Bush Hall 7:30pm

We are delighted to announce Grace Petrie's biggest London headline show to date. Grace will be bringing her full band for this special "Lefty Christmas" show at London's beautiful Bush Hall. Hailed as the political voice of a generation, singer-songwriter Grace Petrie has emerged in recent years as one of British folk's most powerful new stars. A vocal powerhouse with a truly exceptional gift for lyricism, she articulates life, love and the modern struggle with often blistering honesty, while the warmth and wit of her delivery has charmed audiences both sides of the Atlantic. "A powerful new songwriting voice" - The Guardian Supports to be announced This show is level access throughout. For access information see: https://www.bushhallmusic.co.uk/posts/access Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult.

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The Coach House Company - Xmas Shindig

on Sun, 17 Dec 2017 at London Water Rats 7:00pm

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 3 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:T he 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

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Ana Silvera

on Sun, 17 Dec 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. -------- Wonderful modern folk - The Quietus Magical - The Guardian Ana Silvera's folk and bluegrass-tinged tunes are lyrical, intimate and emotive, works of 'lavish, vivid imagination' (Metro). Drawing on stories from her own eventful life as well as folklore and myth, Ana's songs are vignettes, poignant snap-shots in time that weave poetry and melody to magical effect. This tour, she will be playing songs from her Winter EP, 'Arcana' and will be joined by local artists along the way. In the past few years, Ana's focus has been on large scale projects: composing and singing in a full-length original work Cassandra for Royal Ballet and recording her forthcoming BASCA-nominated choral song cycle Oracles at landmark London venue The Roundhouse. Now she returns to the stage to debut new solo material, and will be accompanying herself on piano, guitar and harmonium, alongside award-winning double bassist Jasper Høiby (Phronesis, Fellow Creatures)." www.anasilvera.com

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Chris Cleverley & Kelly Oliver's Christmas Concert

on Sun, 17 Dec 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Two of the UK Folk Scene's singular and unique songwriters come together for an evening of collaboration. Award winning Songwriter and guitarist Chris Cleverley is renowned for his ability to draw audiences to the edge of their seats with hauntingly delivered tales, described as "impressive" by the Telegraph. The unsettling honesty of his lyricism sits curiously over intricate fingerstyle guitar and banjo, for which he is fast gaining the accolade of being among the most masterful players on the UK folk scene. Kelly Oliver is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and harmonicist, described by The Times as an artist who "blends traditional with bold, indie-pop". Her debut album This Land, gained a 4* review from The Telegraph and her second album Bedlam was included in The Sunday Times Essential New Releases. Her last five singles have all gained BBC R2 and BBC 6 Music airplay and she performed her summer single Rio on BBC1's Sunday Morning Live for her first national TV appearance. Kelly was awarded Best Female Solo Artist in both the 2016 NMG and FATEA Awards and Bob Harris described her as "a vital voice in British folk music". Join Chris and Kelly for a festive evening of both individual and collaborative sets, including reinterpretations of their back catalogue as well as arrangements of our favourite traditional songs and carols. This unique event, to mark the closing of the year, is not to be missed.

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Lazy Sunday Afternoon With Mr Love & Justice And Friends

on Sun, 17 Dec 2017 at Swindon Savernake Street Community Hall 2:30pm

A chilled Sunday afternoon of live original acoustic folk and roots music hosted by Swindon collective Mr Love & Justice with 2 guest performers - S'Go + Richard Wileman with Amy Fry. Show time: 3-5pm.

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Michael Chapman

on Sun, 17 Dec 2017 at London Leytonstone & District Ex-Servicemen's Club 7:00pm

Michael Chapman is known as one of the UK's best finger picking style guitar players. As part of a continuing musical lineage that includes the likes of Ralph McTell, John Martyn, Davey Graham & Bert Jansch. Chapman first became known on the British Folk Circuit in 1967. Playing a blend of atmospheric and autobiographical material, he established a reputation for intensity and innovation. Signed to EMI's Harvest label he recorded a quartet of classic albums (which have all recently been reissued by cult USA label Light in The Attic.) LPs like Rainmaker and Wrecked Again defined the melancholic observer role Michael was to make his own, mixing intricate guitar instrumentals with a full band sound. The influential album Fully Qualified Survivor, featuring the lead guitar of Mick Ronson and Rick Kemp's bass, was John Peel's favorite album of 1970. Survivor featured the Chapman 'hit', Postcards of Scarborough, a characteristically tenderly sour song recounting the feelings of nostalgia and regret. After the release of Wrecked Again, Chapman parted company with Harvest, choosing to sign to Decca's subsidiary Deram, where he altered course somewhat, adding electric guitar and harder rhythms to his work. Several albums were released on Deram during the early to mid 1970's including one produced by Memphis legend Don Nix. Recording for numerous smaller record labels, and playing the folk and club circuits, the 1980's was a quieter time for Chapman. He continued to make recordings that straddled musical genres and pushed his guitar playing to the fore, but had neither the profile nor sales of the previous decade. The late 1990's onwards represented a period of continued rebirth for Chapman. He embraced the 'elder statesman' role and enjoyed critical acclaim for albums like Navigation, Dreaming Out Loud and Still Making Rain (a wry pun title that looked back to his debut album). With the 1997 release of Dreaming Out Loud, Chapman was releasing albums at the rate of one every two years, while attracting high praise from the likes of Thurston Moore and Supergrass. A decade later and Chapman is still going strong. Michael's most recent album '50' embraced past and present, with guest artists including celebrated British folksinger Bridget St. John and gifted indie rock guitarist Steve Gunn, received 5 star reviews from The Guardian, Uncut, The Wire, and album of the month in MOJO. www.michaelchapman.co.uk "Alongside the album's end-of-days feel there is also a valedictory mood, the sense that, as with Blackstar and You Want it Darker, here is a man closer to the end than the beginning, haunted by memories and auguries, and communicating something of their uncanny twilight power MOJO

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Long Lankin

on Mon, 18 Dec 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

Long Lankin is a contemporary folk group made up of three female singers and instrumentalists who mix original compositions with inventive arrangements of traditional material. Singing in close harmony, Long Lankin have their roots in England, Shetland and Sweden.

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O'hooley & Tidow Winterfolk

on Mon, 18 Dec 2017 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:30pm

Join 'one of British Folk's mightiest combinations' (MOJO), O'Hooley & Tidow, for an evening of beautifully performed original, contemporary, and traditional winter songs from their new album 'WinterFolk Vol 1', produced with BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Ben Walker. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of hearts. Doors 7.30pm Show starts 8pm BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2017 'BEST DUO' NOMINEES 'They sing together in the way families dolike The Coppers or The Watersons' Tom Robinson, 6 Music 'England's answer to the McGarrigles.' * * * * * The Guardian 'Insightful, determinedly left-field angles on the human experience.' * * * * MOJO Folk Album of the Month (Shadows) 'Brave, beautiful and full of love.' Martin Simpson

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O'hooley & Tidow Winterfolk

on Mon, 18 Dec 2017 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:30pm

Join 'one of British Folk's mightiest combinations' (MOJO), O'Hooley & Tidow, for an evening of beautifully performed original, contemporary, and traditional winter songs from their new album 'WinterFolk Vol 1', produced with BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Ben Walker. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of hearts. Doors 7.30pm Show starts 8pm BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2017 'BEST DUO' NOMINEES 'They sing together in the way families dolike The Coppers or The Watersons' Tom Robinson, 6 Music 'England's answer to the McGarrigles.' * * * * * The Guardian 'Insightful, determinedly left-field angles on the human experience.' * * * * MOJO Folk Album of the Month (Shadows) 'Brave, beautiful and full of love.' Martin Simpson

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James Yorkston

on Mon, 18 Dec 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

"A thousand times more haunting than anything the New Acoustic Movement ever dreamed of" said the NME. Indeed Scottish musician James Yorkston's music is haunting, but there is something else in his music which lifts him above the average acoustic singer/songwriter. At times he sounds like a rat-pack crooner, the next like a scottish balladeer, and just when he's got down to his quietest, most fragile moment he'll break into one of the loudest acoustic guitar intervals you're likely to hear. James Yorkston is diversity at it's best, with all the quality of tradition and excitement of the new.

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Grace Petrie Presents A Lefty Christmas

on Mon, 18 Dec 2017 at Nottingham Rough Trade 7:30pm

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James Yorkston

on Tue, 19 Dec 2017 at London General Brownings MOTH Club 8:00pm

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Dirty Old Folkers Christmas Panto

on Tue, 19 Dec 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

The Dirty Old Folkers are back again, 10th year in a row, this time they are butchering Aladdin while trying to punt their fantastic new album. Always one of the highlights of the Kitchen Garden year, they never fail to sell out. So if you're looking for a good old fashioned sing along (song books provided), bonkers Panto and a bit of musical satire, this is the evening for you. Book early to avoid disappointment.

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Grace Petrie 'a Lefty Christmas'

on Tue, 19 Dec 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

We are delighted to announce Grace Petrie's special "A Lefty Christmas" show at The Greystones, Sheffield. This will be another fantastic and celebratory evening alongside Grace's previous sell-out shows at the venue. Get your tickets quick - give them as Christmas presents!! Hailed as the political voice of a generation, singer-songwriter Grace Petrie has emerged in recent years as one of British folk's most powerful new stars. A vocal powerhouse with a truly exceptional gift for lyricism, she articulates life, love and the modern struggle with often blistering honesty, while the warmth and wit of her delivery has charmed audiences both sides of the Atlantic. "A powerful new songwriting voice" - The Guardian SOLD OUT!!

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Folklore Xmas Party

on Tue, 19 Dec 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 are hosting a Christmas Party and you're all invited!! They've handpicked some of their very favourite artists for this show, which promises to be very special indeed .. Come all ye faithful, let us eat, drink and be merry! http://folkloreuk.com/ LAISH Pendulum Swing already ranks among the great records, not only of the past year, but of the current decade. - Indie Rock I just thought this is a great pop record Steve Lamacq, BBC 6Music One of the best songwriters of his generation inside and outside of British borders. 7.5/10 Ondarock THE AUGUST LIST It's a rare West Country husband-and-wife duo that can pull off the knack of sounding simultaneously like a vintage Louisiana jug band and at the same time very much like themselves. Tom Robinson Stripped down roots-inspired music that stylistically has its core in folk and country, but it's sights set a little further afield also Americana UK GABRIEL MORENO & THE QUIVERING POETS "Intoxicating, immersive and invigorating, the bands live shows invite the audience on the journey with them, encouraging participation, vocally one minute and with quiet contemplation the next. Moreno's presence is magnetic, as is his spirit. A man who lives for his art and who's talents as a writer, musician, singer, performer and human should be experienced by all" - Folklore Presents SEAFOXES Seafoxes play a special brand of folk-inflected, intimate dream-pop, evoking the lush, soft sound of Espers with a fierce individuality and genuineness." Jamboree, July 2016 "Psychedelic-tinged folk-pop with wonderful vocal harmonies and strings." Fred Perry Subculture, Jan 2017 MOCK DEER "Everything hangs on the voice .. And what a voice it is!" - Real Gone Folk Radio Uk - Song Of The Day (Pork Chop Suits)

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Mad Jocks And Englishmen

on Wed, 20 Dec 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Sheffield Folk Chorale - Spitewinter At The Cathedral

on Wed, 20 Dec 2017 at Sheffield Cathedral 7:15pm

Concert starts at 7.45 pm

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Winter Union

on Thu, 21 Dec 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

Featuring Katriona Gilmore, Jamie Roberts, Ben Savage, Hannah Sanders and Jade Rhiannon. Five leading lights of the British roots scene join forces to create a festive folk band like no other.

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Dirty Old Folkers Christmas Panto

on Thu, 21 Dec 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

The Dirty Old Folkers are back again, 10th year in a row, this time they are butchering Aladdin while trying to punt their fantastic new album. Always one of the highlights of the Kitchen Garden year, they never fail to sell out. So if you're looking for a good old fashioned sing along (song books provided), bonkers Panto and a bit of musical satire, this is the evening for you. Book early to avoid disappointment.

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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band Play A Christmas Double Whammy At Cafe#9!!!

on Thu, 21 Dec 2017 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

A full on festive cosmic country blues special with the fellas that need no introduction here at #9.... The Goat Roper Rodeo Band!!!

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The Albion Christmas Band

on Fri, 22 Dec 2017 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

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Gina Le Faux

on Fri, 22 Dec 2017 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 7:30pm

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Chris Farlowe Miller Anderson & Bob Brookes@ The Jook House 2

on Fri, 22 Dec 2017 at Brighton The Jook House @ the Circle Arts Centre 8:00pm

'The Jook House 2' @ The Circle Arts Centre Portslade present: The relaunch and relocation of the popular Worthing music venue 'The Jook House' at  The Circle Arts Centre 55 North St, Portslade, Brighton BN41 1DH British blues legend Chris Farlowe joins veteran of Woodstock Miller Anderson and Sussex Desperate Dan Band frontman Bob Brookes for an evening of Blues Rnb and Gospel in an intimate 300 seater venue( So get your tickets quick) those of you who know of Chris Farlowe will remember 'Out of Time' & 'Handbags and Gladrags' Chris Farlowe moved to Andrew Loog Oldham's Immediate label and recorded eleven singles, five of which were cover versions of Rolling Stones songs including "Paint It, Black", "Think", "Ride On, Baby", "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", and "Out of Time", which reached no. 1 (1966) in the UK Singles Chart.[1] He recorded four more singles, the best known of which is Mike d'Abo's "Handbags and Gladrags".[2] and "My Way Of Giving", a cover of a Small Faces album track written by Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane. Miller Anderson Apart from pursuing his own solo career, he was a member of the Keef Hartley Band. Other groups Anderson has been associated with are; the Spencer Davis Group, Broken Glass, The Dukes, Mountain, Savoy Brown, T.Rex and Chicken Shack.[1] In early 2006, he joined The British Blues Quintet with Maggie Bell, Zoot Money, Colin Hodgkinson and Colin Allen. In the Spring of 2016 Miller returned to the studio and in July 2016 released a new album of 12 original tracks " Through The Mill " Bob Brookes Along with The Desperate Dan Band Bob has worked with and supported some of the most credible names in the business, either collectively or individually - people like Paul McCartney, Jools Holland, Elton John, Leo Sayer to name but a few - having had in the line-up at one time or another such people as Dave Mattacks (Fairport, Mary Chapin-Carpenter), Rest of the band that night are: Jim Barr / Bass Frazer Wigg/ Keyboards Marianne Hiller-Brook / Drums & Percussion The Band take to the stage at 9.00 pm

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David Newey - Unfold Album Launch

on Fri, 22 Dec 2017 at Newcastle upon Tyne Mining Institute 7:00pm

David will be launching his brilliant new album 'Unfold' with a full band. David's songs are personal and political, touching on the heart of the human condition. This album is his best yet, featuring 9 new tracks by an artist that has been called 'Extraordinary and Original' (Rock and Reel) and 'An amazing songwriter matched by incendiary guitar' (Maverick). The mining institute will be the perfect venue for this launch - an astonishing building full of history. Doors 7pm Support 8pm David Newey and band - 9pm

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David Newey - Unfold Album Launch

on Fri, 22 Dec 2017 at Newcastle upon Tyne Mining Institute 7:00pm

David will be launching his brilliant new album 'Unfold' with a full band. David's songs are personal and political, touching on the heart of the human condition. This album is his best yet, featuring 9 new tracks by an artist that has been called 'Extraordinary and Original' (Rock and Reel) and 'An amazing songwriter matched by incendiary guitar' (Maverick). The mining institute will be the perfect venue for this launch - an astonishing building full of history. Doors 7pm Support 8pm David Newey and band - 9pm

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The Christmas Rock And Rollin' Blues & Soul Party

on Fri, 22 Dec 2017 at Billinghurst The Billingshurst Centre 7:30pm

A double header event featuring Cryin Out Loud and Uncle Buck. In support of MacMillan Cancer Support. There is no bar so please bring you own refreshment. "Following the success of The Rock'n Rollin' Blues & Soul Party held recently at The Wilfrid Noyce Centre, in Godalming, Uncle Buck & Cryin' Out Loud invite you to The Dance Your Pants Off Xmas Rock'n Rollin' Blues & Soul Party. The show takes place on Friday, December 22nd.at: The Billingshurst Centre, Roman Way, Billingshurst, RH14 9QW . Doors open @ 7:30pm and the music starts @ 8:30pm......Uncle Buck & Cryin' Out Loud are recognised as being amongst the finest exponents of Blues, Soul & Rock'n'Roll in the south.....Having toured and played major festivals and venues across the UK and Europe, you are guaranteed a fantastic Live Show .....Tickets are £10 in advance and subject to availability, £14 on the Door

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Hkippers Hkrissmass Bash

on Fri, 22 Dec 2017 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 8:00pm

Rare Christmas bash at the wonderful Ivy House

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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band Play A Christmas Double Whammy At Cafe#9!!!

on Fri, 22 Dec 2017 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

A full on festive cosmic country blues special with the fellas that need no introduction here at #9.... The Goat Roper Rodeo Band!!!

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O'hooley & Tidow Winterfolk

on Sat, 23 Dec 2017 at Huddersfield 'Slawit' (Slaithwaite) Civic Hall 7:15pm

Join British Folk's 'Mightiest Combination' (MOJO Magazine) O'Hooley & Tidow as they bring their WinterFolk show to their hometown for a one off concert at Slaithwaite Civic Hall. Performing self penned, contemporary, and traditional Winter songs from their new album 'WinterFolk Vol 1', produced by BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Ben Walker. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of heart. 'England's answer to the McGarrigles.'   * * * * * The Guardian   'Insightful, determinedly left-field angles on the human experience.'  * * * * MOJO Folk Album of the Month and Folk Album of the Year BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Duo Finalists 2016 '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 Doors 7.15pm Show starts 8pm

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O'hooley & Tidow Winterfolk

on Sat, 23 Dec 2017 at Huddersfield 'Slawit' (Slaithwaite) Civic Hall 7:15pm

Join British Folk's 'Mightiest Combination' (MOJO Magazine) O'Hooley & Tidow as they bring their WinterFolk show to their hometown for a one off concert at Slaithwaite Civic Hall. Performing self penned, contemporary, and traditional Winter songs from their new album 'WinterFolk Vol 1', produced by BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Ben Walker. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of heart. 'England's answer to the McGarrigles.'   * * * * * The Guardian   'Insightful, determinedly left-field angles on the human experience.'  * * * * MOJO Folk Album of the Month and Folk Album of the Year BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Duo Finalists 2016 '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 Doors 7.15pm Show starts 8pm

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Yule Do, Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies With Benny Graham

on Sat, 23 Dec 2017 at Beaconhill Community Centre 7:00pm

Doors Open 7-00pm 7-30PM Start

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Listen, Listen - The Songs Of Sandy Denny & Fotheringay + 15 String Trio

on Sat, 23 Dec 2017 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:00pm

Sat 23rd Dec Listen, Listen The Songs of Sandy Denny & Fotheringay + 15 String Trio at Wychwood Folk Club Tiddy Hall, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AG Tickets £12.00 in advance £14.00 on the door - www.wegottickets.com/wychwoodfolkclub Start 7.30pm.Doors 7.00pm Parking & Bar Available Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@zoho.com The musical achievements and professional experiences of the band combined is too long to list and spans 40+ years, you couldn't find folk who know more about folk. The line-up for tonight is PJ Wright, Sally Barker. Anna Ryder and Mat Davies. An exquisite night celebrating the music of Sandy Denny. Come back to your folk roots and let the Fotheringay's demonstrate why this genre of music is still so truly loved. Katrina Davies will also join the boys as together they form the fabulous 15 String Trio www.wychwoodfolkclub.com https://www.fotheringay.com/ http://www.fifteenstringtrio.com/

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Celtic Christmas Concert-tim Edey With Guest Isobel Crowe

on Sat, 23 Dec 2017 at Faversham Assembly rooms 7:30pm

Kent's own star of folk and roots music is back fresh from a major tour of Japan as a guest of The Chieftains, for a special night of acoustic magic on guitars, melodeon, songs, stories and superb entertainment with a strong celtic theme and some special carols and songs from special guest beautiful Scottish singer Isobel Crowe. Saturday 23rd December DOORS 7.30pm 8 PM START 2 x sets

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Celtic Christmas Concert-tim Edey With Guest Isobel Crowe

on Sat, 23 Dec 2017 at Faversham Assembly rooms 7:30pm

Kent's own star of folk and roots music is back fresh from a major tour of Japan as a guest of The Chieftains, for a special night of acoustic magic on guitars, melodeon, songs, stories and superb entertainment with a strong celtic theme and some special carols and songs from special guest beautiful Scottish singer Isobel Crowe. Saturday 23rd December DOORS 7.30pm 8 PM START 2 x sets

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Jon Strong Band

on Fri, 29 Dec 2017 at Leeds New Headingley Club 7:30pm

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Blonde On Bob's Xmas Bash 2017

on Fri, 29 Dec 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

4 piece band BLONDE on BOB's annual XMAS gig featuring the music of Bob Dylan with support from FREEWHEELIN. Nothin' But Dylan plus some festive fun.

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The Midnight Circus

on Sun, 31 Dec 2017 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

A circus themed evening with 4 of the most exciting live local acts.

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Anb's Nye Blues Party

on Sun, 31 Dec 2017 at London Ain't Nothin' But...Blues Bar 8:00pm

Dance the night away to non-stop live music. 8pm-2.30am. Featuring both - Jimmy C & the Blues Dragons & TJ Jones & the Bayou Boys Tickets only guarantee entry before 10pm. After that we shall sell your tickets on the door with no refunds.

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Little George Sueref's What's Cookin' Nye Party

on Sun, 31 Dec 2017 at London Leytonstone & District Ex-Servicemen's Club 8:30pm

What's Cookin' New Year's Eve Special with Little George and his band with bubbly at midnight! Down-home blues and sweet-voiced soul from Little George and his band. One of the UK's finest and unusual blues singers and "Harp Player Of The Year" award 3 times. George is one of that select few who are able to take their chosen influences and craft them into their own, strongly identifiable sound. In George's case this is a grit 'n' groove gumbo of wailin' Southern fried soul and down-home Chicago blues. Little George is always a joy! PLEASE NOTE THIS SHOW WILL HAVE LIMTED SEATING!

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Swampgrass New Year's Speakeasy Spectacular

on Sun, 31 Dec 2017 at Glastonbury The Hawthorns Hotel 8:00pm

See in 2018 dressed in your finest 1920s outfit, sipping prohibited liquor and dancing until your limbs fall off. Prizes for best dressed and spot prizes all night. Expect blues, Swing and a whole lot of fun. An evening finger buffet is included in the ticket price. Purchase your ticket before December 1st to win a dinner for two at The Hawthorns.

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Edwina Hayes

on Mon, 1 Jan 2018 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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Peter & Barbara Snape

on Thu, 4 Jan 2018 at Hoghton Gregson Lane Sports and Social Club 8:15pm

Peter and Barbara Snape Peter and Barbara Snape have a great love of traditional British folk music especially that of the north of England where they live. Their songs and music offer a refreshing and individual approach which effortlessly embraces the carefully researched repertoire of material they love performing. They are convivial company, a proven quality act and a close-knit partnership that's fully assured in its research, preparation and performance, and deservedly popular with audiences.

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Chris While & Julie Matthews

on Thu, 4 Jan 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Let's get 2018 under way in real style! We are delighted that Chris and Julie, more usually found in concert halls and on festival stages, have agreed to do an intimate small venue club show for us. Two of England's finest songwriters and singers, they surely need no further introduction. Book early!

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Chris While & Julie Matthews

on Thu, 4 Jan 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Let's get 2018 under way in real style! We are delighted that Chris and Julie, more usually found in concert halls and on festival stages, have agreed to do an intimate small venue club show for us. Two of England's finest songwriters and singers, they surely need no further introduction. Book early!

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Stables

on Fri, 5 Jan 2018 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

The Big Comfy Bookshop proudly presents the award winning acoustic evening 'Comfy & Acoustic'. Intimate performances from the best UK (and beyond) musicians covering folk, Americana, singer-songwriters and roots. Stables Stables was formed in January 2016 during late night drinks between Matthew and Daniel in London. Matthew was working on a new project idea at the time and, after playing through what was to become their first single, 'Steam', at 5 am, the duo was born, and quickly went public four months later. 'Beyond Brushes' (their debut album) was released to critical acclaim just nine months after, in August 2016, and was championed by the likes of BBC's Steve Lamacq, and BBC6 Recommends amongst others, soon establishing them firmly on the circuit, with a growing fan base. Just a month after the release Matthew and Daniel embarked on their first UK headline tour, followed by a small French headline. Stables put emphasis on 'energy' when playing live; switching instruments and producing the sound of a full band, with big harmonies and varied styles. 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 have gone on to tour the UK further, performing at major festivals including Glastonbury Festival. Edd Donovan Edd Donovan is a highly distinctive singer and songwriter with a rare, original talent. His sound is heartfelt comforting, yet challenging wise. Originally from Merseyside, he has made his home in Cheltenham. His critically acclaimed début album, Something To Take The Edge Off, was released in April 2014. The album garnered high praise in the press and radio. Edd's professional experience as a Social Worker has inspired a number of his songs and The Guardian's article on Edd The Singing Social Worker gained his songwriting international attention. Edd's first single from the album 'House On Fire' was inspired by Andrea Ashworth's memoir, 'Once In A House On Fire'. It became the signature tune of the album and is 'A remarkable complex analysis of a child's experience of domestic violence' R2. On the back of the album, Edd embarked on a hugely successful, extensive UK tour; both solo and with his band, The Wandering Moles. Edd released his second album, Making Mountains (Vol. 1), in June 2016 . It's rooted in Indie Folk and Americana whilst still drawing on a broad spectrum of influences and makes use of the talents of his full band, The Wandering Moles, and features meticulous, intricate arrangements, rhythmic shifts and close harmonies that recall classic artists such as The Band, Crosby, Stills and Nash and Nick Drake. Izzie Derry Izzie is a young singer-songwriter with a voice and soulful spirit beyond her years. Inspired by artists of the 60's and 70's, such as: Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Johnny Cash, Izzie writes her own beautifully crafted songs. In these songs she showcases her advanced guitar style and impressive vocal range. Izzie performed in public for the first time at the age of 15, at a local Open Mic. After her first performance, she was offered several gigs, the first of which was a spot at the local Godiva Festival. She then spent the next few months performing in venues all over the West Midlands, and also released her first self titled EP, which consisted of 3 original tracks. Izzie soon began working with a local record label called 'Domesticated Records', where she released 2 singles. Then, in September 2016, Izzie released her second EP called 'It's Life', which she recorded with Domesticated Records, but released as an independent artist. Tracks from the EP have been played on local radio stations such as: BBC Coventry and Warwickshire, and Radio Plus. Izzie is currently working as an independent artist and released her debut Album on the 27th May 2017. The album consists of songs about her experiences of growing up and her fears for the future. The album has been featured on radio stations including: BBC Coventry and Warwickshire, Touch FM, and Radio Plus. With a string of live shows including support slots for the likes of Olly Murs, Courtney Marie Andrews and Hannah Trigwell, and performances at venues including the Genting Arena and the Belgrade Theatre. Her recent achievements also include BBC Introducing Coventry and Warwickshire Artist of the Month for September 2017 and the Touch FM Pride of Warwick Award 'Young Achiever of the Year', this bright young artist is truly one to look out for Stage Times Stables 9.45-10.30 Edd Donovan 8.50-9.30 Izzie Derry 8.00-8.35 The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, wine and beer plus snacks. No other food or drink to be brought into the premises. For details of the bookshop please visit www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk www.facebook.com/thebigcomfybookshop www.twitter.com/bigcomfybooks www.instagram.com/bigcomfybooks www.bigcomfysessions.com NOTE: If you are late you'll have to wait for the acts to finish their set/song to avoid interrupting the performance.

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The Vagaband

on Fri, 5 Jan 2018 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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Holmfirth Festival Of Folk Present Topette

on Sat, 6 Jan 2018 at Hepworth Village Hall 7:30pm

Topette are Andy Cutting (diatonic accordion), James Delarre (violin), Julien Cartonnet (bagpipes, banjo), Tania Buisse (bodhran) and Barnably Stradling (accoustic bass). The five play naturally social music, for filling dancefloors, for listening, for drinking with friends but don't expect it to merge into the back ground. This is raunchy, up all night, joyously jugular grabbing dance music.

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Tim Penn

on Sat, 6 Jan 2018 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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Marcus Bonfanti & The Delta Duo

on Sun, 7 Jan 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MARCUS BONFANTI is an award winning singer, guitarist & songwriter from London and the new guitarist & singer of legendary British Rock & Roll band Ten Years After. He has also fronts The Ronnie Scott's Blues Explosion at their monthly residency now into it's fifth year at the prestigious London venue. A twice winner of the British Blues Award for Best Acoustic Performer and Best Songwriter as well as countless nominations in other categories, Bonfanti has toured the world with many artists as well as his own band and released 3 critically acclaimed albums in a his so far short but successful musical career. He has worked with Ginger Baker, Van Morrison, PP Arnold, Shuggie Otis, Ronnie Wood, Joe Louis Walker, Eric Burdon and many other legendary musicians. Known for his deep powerful vocal style and ability to combine many different guitar styles to create his own, Bonfanti's solo acoustic show consists of music by all the great artists that have influenced his unique solo sound. Tonight he presents a special intimate show especially for the Green Note Basement with Jihad Darwish joining him on Upright Bass Expect songs by Muddy Waters, Josh White, Big Bill Broonzy, Robert Johnson, Ray Charles, Mississippi John Hurt, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal and many more. Utterly spellbinding The Times The next British blues guitar hero The Guardian

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Ewan Mclennan At Folk In The Barn

on Sun, 7 Jan 2018 at Canterbury The Black Robin Inn 6:00pm

Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start Tickets £12 online £13 cash or cheque in advance £14 on the door 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 performances on the iconic Transatlantic Sessions, recent years have been marked by numerous awards and accolades for his music. Ewan McLennan's most recent solo album, 'Stories Still Untold', continued this reception: 'Ewan McLennan has realised his potential on a wonderful album of traditional folk' **** The Telegraph Ewan's most recent project entitled Breaking the Spell of Loneliness a collaboration with renowned author and journalist George Monbiot seeks to use music and word to open up the issue of loneliness. Their UK tour and concept album have received wide acclaim and been featured widely, including live appearances on BBC Two's Newsnight, BBC Radio 4's Front Row and BBC Radio 3's In Tune. 'Breaking the Spell of Loneliness is a powerful, poignant set' **** Guardian Alongisde this latest project, in 2017 and into 2018 Ewan will be continuing his solo touring, performing songs from previous albums as well as new material, both self-penned and traditional workings. 'McLennan continues his evolution into a major figure on the folk scene. An artist whose music lives and breathes.' **** Songlines

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Matt Tighe

on Mon, 8 Jan 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

Living in South London and born to an Irish and Trinidadian background, Fiddle player Matt Tighe is quickly making a name for himself in the world of folk and Traditional music. Now twenty one years old, he has been described as a, fiery virtuoso, and has already had an extensive experience in performance, playing at many festivals and clubs within the UK and Ireland. He also has great experience in teaching music, and has taught with virtuoso accordionist, Luke Daniels for Daniels' organization, Gael Music. Matt was also part of the, On Drover Tracks, tour with Daniels, Miranda Rutter and Matheu Watson. Matt has developed his own style of playing which has been greatly influenced by his two teachers Brendan Mullcaire and Dermot Crehan as well as his frequent trips to Glasgow. Matt has won numerous awards such as the London Fiddle Champion and in 2013 was invited to play at the event and adjudicate the competition. Matt has also won numerous All Britain Championships, been a finalist in the Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections and been a nominee at the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. His much anticipated debut album will be released in September on the Greentrax record label, having been produced by the eminent Brian McNeill and recorded in the Highlands. He studied music at the Brit School in London and continues his studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance under John Crawford.

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Jack Carty

on Tue, 9 Jan 2018 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. -------- Introducing Jack Carty. Award winning, critically acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Jack Carty is relocating to the UK! To celebrate, he's playing an intimate London residency at Camden's Green Note on Tues 9th, Tues 16th and Weds 24th of January 2018. Each show will be dedicated to each of his last 3 albums: 'Break Your Own Heart', 'Esk' and 'Home State', all of which have found their way into hearts and homes across Australia, The UK and the world through: rave reviews; years of constant touring; appearances at Primavera Sound and South By South West; national awards including an APRA Professional Development Award and the gong for MusicOz Singer-Songwriter Of The Year; and the kind of gorgeous turn-of-phrase and knack for melody that will have you humming away on the train home. After supporting Keston Cobblers Club on all dates of their 'Almost Home' UK album tour in April 2017, and the hugely successful release of his fourth album 'Home State' last summer (hitting Number 1 on the Australian Independent Album Chart), Jack will get acquainted with his new home via a regional tour in November-December 2017, and the London Residency in January 2018. Jack Carty's story stands as testament to the power of great songs, grassroots determination and a spellbinding live show. It's been a huge year for Carty, touring his self-recorded, independently released, chart topping 4th album 'Home State' to theatres, halls, churches and special spaces across Australia, New Zealand and The UK with every show, cementing his reputation as a writer and performer of incredible depth and imagination. "Carty might well have found his happy place" ★★★★ Mike Alexander, THE SUNDAY STAR TIMES "A warm, thought-provoking album full of phrases that return to play repeatedly in one's head Sue Barrett, RHYTHMS MAGAZINE www.jackcarty.com

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Steve Knightley

on Thu, 11 Jan 2018 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

From floor spots in East Devon folk clubs to selling out the Royal Albert Hall Steve takes you on a musical journey featuring the songs and artists that kick started his writing. Expect 'Show of Hands' classics like 'Cousin Jack' 'Country life' and 'AIG' as well as material from the likes of Dylan, Carthy, Bowie, Springsteen, Radiohead and Tull that inspired him along his way. The Plough is delighted to host the first two nights of this extensive national tour.

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Best Of The Green Note Basement Sessions - Ruth & Natasha Collett + Support

on Thu, 11 Jan 2018 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. -------- BEST OF THE GREEN NOTE BASEMENT SESSIONS - Charity event in support of CLIC Sargent. Headliners: RUTH & NATASHA COLLETT Twin sisters Ruth and Natasha Collett are a London based duo combining blood harmonies and catchy melodies to create a unique folky sound. It is the emotional integrity of their original songs which keeps audiences captivated and coming back for more. There will be support from... KAWALA Jim and Daniel grew up partying together. Now singing together, they create songs with a strong narrative and a sweet purity runs through their acoustic sounds. Proudly representing their Camden roots, the North London twang is carried through their songs. Beauty is formed through their simplistic way of arranging a song, stripping back to basics of an instrumental and a vocal. The kind of raw vocals that warm your belly and make the hairs on your arms stand on end. + one other act TBC This night is about raising as much money as we can for CLIC Sargent When cancer strikes young lives CLIC Sargent helps families limit the damage cancer causes beyond their health. Today, 11 more children and young people will hear the devastating news that they have cancer. From diagnosis, CLIC Sargent's specialist care teams will step in, ready to help, support and guide. They will provide a specialist package of support tailored to each young cancer patient and family. CLIC Sargent fights tirelessly for children and young people with cancer, often when they feel they can't. www.clicsargent.org.uk

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This Is The Kit

on Thu, 11 Jan 2018 at Lyme Regis Marine Theatre 7:30pm

This Is The Kit will play the Marine Theatre as the first date of an international tour. This Is The Kit the playful indie folk band led by Paris-based songwriter Kate Stables - has earned the adoration of peers including Guy Garvey, The National and Sharon van Etten. In the last year This is the Kit have performed live in session on BBC 6music and at festivals including Glastonbury. Their new album is on Rough Trade records, home to The Strokes and Jarvis Cocker; 'Moonshine Freeze' is undoubtedly their best to date, and is produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, M Ward). Sonically, Moonshine Freeze is a beguiling mixture of great musical sophistication and something more guileless children's games, incantations and snatches of nursery rhymes. All of it is good ★★★★ Mojo Magazine.

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Anthony John Clarke

on Thu, 11 Jan 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

A lyricist who is by turns hilarious, serious, compassionate, irreverent, brave and challenging, while also a skilled guitarist with an instantly recognizable voice, this Irish-born, world-travelling troubadour is surely one of the most engaging and entertaining folk performers in the business. We are delighted to welcome him back to York.

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Anthony John Clarke

on Thu, 11 Jan 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

A lyricist who is by turns hilarious, serious, compassionate, irreverent, brave and challenging, while also a skilled guitarist with an instantly recognizable voice, this Irish-born, world-travelling troubadour is surely one of the most engaging and entertaining folk performers in the business. We are delighted to welcome him back to York.

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Snaarmaarwaar

on Fri, 12 Jan 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Acoustic powerfolk from Flanders The Unbelievable Strings, that's maybe the best way to translate Snaarmaarwaar's tongue-twisting band name. Watching these young Belgians is always a happy surprise. What you see is a trio of musicians, but the stunning wall of sound they create with their acoustic instruments gives the impression of an explosive sextet. Once guitar, mandola and mandolin are plugged in, it's very hard to stop these guys. The music they play is firmly rooted in the of soil of Flanders, but they are not afraid to open doors and windows to welcome flavours of Portugese fado, Irish sessions and Italian sunshine. Old traditional tunes and newly composed pieces sit alongside one another, both lively and introverted, tender and rocking. The band's interplay is tight - and the fun they have while playing is totally contagious. So far, the trio have released three albums and have played on stages all across Europe and beyond: Nanjing Jazz and World Festival (China), Dranouter Festival (Belgium), Festival des Luthiers et Maîtres Sonneurs (France), TFF Rudolstadt (Germany), Kaustinen Folk Music Festival (Finland), Mandopolis (France), Viljandi Folk Music Festival (Estonia) and the Sunrise Celebration (UK) This is Flemish folk, alive and kicking, standing tall in the world of today. Snaarmaarwaar are a true discovery!

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Steve Knightley

on Fri, 12 Jan 2018 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

From floor spots in East Devon folk clubs to selling out the Royal Albert Hall Steve takes you on a musical journey featuring the songs and artists that kick started his writing. Expect 'Show of Hands' classics like 'Cousin Jack' 'Country life' and 'AIG' as well as material from the likes of Dylan, Carthy, Bowie, Springsteen, Radiohead and Tull that inspired him along his way. The Plough is delighted to host the first two nights of this extensive national tour.

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Jacob & Drinkwater

on Fri, 12 Jan 2018 at Harwell Village Hall 7:00pm

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

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Bessie Smith 'empress Of The Blues'

on Fri, 12 Jan 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

BESSIE SMITH (15th April 1894 26th September 1937) was America's most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and '30s. She is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era, and along with Louis Armstrong, a major influence on subsequent jazz vocalists. As a way of earning money for their impoverished household, Bessie and her brother, Andrew, began performing as a duo on the streets of Chattanooga in the heart of the city's African-American community, she singing and dancing, he accompanying on guitar. In 1904 her oldest brother, Clarence, covertly left home by joining a small traveling troupe owned by Moses Stokes. He returned to Chattanooga with the Stokes troupe and arranged for its managers, Lonnie and Cora Fisher, to give Bessie an audition. She was hired as a dancer rather than a singer, because the company also included Ma Rainey. By the early 1920s, Bessie had starred with Sidney Bechet in How Come? a musical that made its way to Broadway. She spent several years working out of Atlanta Georgia's 81 Theatre, performing in black theatres along the East Coast then returned to live in Philadelphia where she met and fell in love with Jack Gee, a security guard whom she married on 7th June 1923. This was just as her first recordings were being released by Columbia Records. The marriage was a stormy one, with infidelity on both sides. During the marriage, Bessie became the biggest headliner on the black Theater Owners Booking Association ( T.O.B.A.) circuit, running a show that sometimes featured as many as 40 troupers and made her the highest-paid black entertainer of her day. Her husband was impressed by the money, but never adjusted to show business life, and especially not to Bessie's bisexuality. In 1929, when Bessie learned of Jack's affair with another performer, Gertrude Saunders, she ended the marriage, but never sought a legal divorce. Bessie eventually found a common-law husband in an old friend, Richard Morgan. It was Richard who was driving the car with Bessie as passenger, when, in the early hours of 26th September 1937 they were involved in a road accident on Route 61 which tragically ended her life. Ma Bessie (Julia Titus) and her blues troupe (internationally acclaimed drummer, Sam Kelly with Musical Director, Paul Jobson on keyboards, Tony Qunta on acoustic guitar, Richard Sadler on upright bass, Chuck Lloyd on saxophone and Kevin Davy on trumpet) perform to a narrated show, featuring music from the era and showcasing many of Bessie's songs. Photo credit Dawn Fletcher-Park

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Lucy Orme & Guests

on Fri, 12 Jan 2018 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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Modou Touré

on Fri, 12 Jan 2018 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Heir of the legendary group Touré Kunda, the first African group to achieve worldwide fame in the 1980s, Modou Touré was born into music. His voice strikingly echoes that of his father, Ousmane Touré, who was the inspiration for his choice of career. Passionate about music from a tender age, he was to be found regularly singing up a storm and playing the drums under his neighbours' windows in the modest district of HLM4 in Dakar, where he spent his childhood. At 14, he took his first steps as a musician, playing percussion and singing backing vocals in local groups. He dreamt of making music his career, despite the difficult socio-economic context in Dakar. Far from discouraging him, this period forged his determination of character, which has carried him serenely along the path he has chosen. In 1996, during a rehearsal session with his father while visiting Dakar, he decided to confide in him and reveal his passion for music. It was the first time his father had heard him sing. He was very moved and it was not without some pride that he gave his son his blessing and encouraged him to continue to follow his passion, taking care to stay open to the world. In 2000, Modou founded his first group, Telo and also played with young local groups such as Elendo and Melokaan. From 2003 he began practicing the guitar, which later became his main performance instrument. In June 2007, he made his first trip to Europe, to London for a tour with the group Melokaan Dakar. After several trips between Dakar and London, he decided to settle in London and began an international career. There, he met the group Lolou, with which he toured extensively in the UK up to 2011. During this time, he met many interesting people, encounters that would prove crucial in his career. Thanks to a remarkable stage presence, he has enraptured audiences at many major events such as the Festival Africa Oyé where he has played several times, but also at many clubs in London & Liverpool. In 2012, Modou Touré met the English bluesman Ramon Goose, and the connection was immediate. A joint project emerged and following a series of concerts in clubs and at festivals (Womad, Momo's, Rich Mix...), the album The West African Project was produced in 2015. The haunting voice of Modou glides effortlessly on the riffs of Ramon's guitar, the symbiosis between the two artists is perfect. Released by Arc Music and Mixed Music the album is a huge success in the US and Europe. Between touring and various projects, Modou Touré is gradually refining his own personal project, with maturity and method. It will undoubtedly be a synthesis of his artistic career, open to the sounds of the world. In September 2015, he began recording his first album in collaboration with drummer and percussionist Papis Diongue, who brings to his work the groove he has always wanted to incorporate into his compositions. The 13 tracks set the tone for a new, very contemporary musical adventure, and bear witness to a beautiful encounter between Africa and the West. For Modou, looking for beautiful melodies is the "center of gravity" of his compositions. This inspires his lyrics (in Wolof, Mandingo, Soninke or English) and his music. He sings evocatively of the ills of modern society, the teachings of the elders, friendship and romantic relationships, hope etc. His ultimate finesse, his pure and sharp guitar playing harmoniously introduces drums, bass, percussion and the electric guitar. Using highly groovy rhythms, sometimes afrobeat, pop-rock or funk, Modou reveals the power and beauty of his sublime voice, carrying us from Dakar to London via Paris and back!

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Bennett Family Singers

on Fri, 12 Jan 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Following last year's sold out album launch show for Songs of the River Rea, Birmingham's own Katy Rose Bennett returns having formed a band with her brothers, Joe and Robin Bennett of The Dreaming Spires! Naturally, the three siblings have been singing together for more years than they care to remember, but this will be only their second official gig together. They will be singing a selection of songs from their collected songbooks spanning the last 20 years, including some brand new material, and songs by other artists who have inspired their music, all performed in a stripped-down acoustic style with their trademark sibling harmonies. Do not miss it; this could be a one-time-only opportunity to see the Bennett Family Singers!

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Jackie Oates

on Fri, 12 Jan 2018 at Guildford Institute 7:45pm

Since appearing as a finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards 2003, Jackie has performed extensively at festivals and venues across the country and beyond, in a solo capacity and with her band. 2009 saw Jackie walking away with two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards including the Horizon Award for best newcomer. Her next album, 'Hyperboreans', was followed by Jackie's first national tour of England and nominations for the 2010 Folk Awards for Folk Singer of The Year, Album of the Year and Best Traditional Track for 'Isle Of France'. In 2012 she began an extensive period of research into an area of song that is particularly close to her heart: lullabies. Collating material for England and beyond into a new collection to be house at the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library at Cecil Sharp House in London. The album 'Lullabies' was released 2013 followed by "The Spyglass & The Herringbone" in 2015. Of all the younger singers influenced by Shirley Collins, Oates is perhaps the one who most shares the gentle informal delivery that was such a key ingredient of Collins's grace and charm.

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Jackie Oates

on Fri, 12 Jan 2018 at Guildford Institute 7:45pm

Since appearing as a finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards 2003, Jackie has performed extensively at festivals and venues across the country and beyond, in a solo capacity and with her band. 2009 saw Jackie walking away with two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards including the Horizon Award for best newcomer. Her next album, 'Hyperboreans', was followed by Jackie's first national tour of England and nominations for the 2010 Folk Awards for Folk Singer of The Year, Album of the Year and Best Traditional Track for 'Isle Of France'. In 2012 she began an extensive period of research into an area of song that is particularly close to her heart: lullabies. Collating material for England and beyond into a new collection to be house at the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library at Cecil Sharp House in London. The album 'Lullabies' was released 2013 followed by "The Spyglass & The Herringbone" in 2015. Of all the younger singers influenced by Shirley Collins, Oates is perhaps the one who most shares the gentle informal delivery that was such a key ingredient of Collins's grace and charm.

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Guy Called Greg

on Fri, 12 Jan 2018 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:30pm

Guy Called Greg, born and raised in Coventry, now living in Liverpool, is releasing his debut EP 'Simple Life' this December. Recorded at Parr Street Studios and featuring local musicians such as Steve Pilgrim (Paul Weller, John Power), Martyn Thompson (Lightning Seeds, Richard Ashcroft) and Jez Wing (Echo and the Bunnymen), 'Simple Life' is a collection of songs about life, love, and loss, drawing on influences such as Scott Matthews, Gemma Hayes and Stephen Fretwel www.guycalledgreg.com www.facebook.com/guycalledgreg www.soundcloud.com/guycalledgreg PRE ORDER SIMPLE LIFE at: www.pledgemusic.com/projects/guycalledgreg PLEASE NOTE! This is not part of our Comfy & Acoustic series.

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Reg Meuross In Concert

on Fri, 12 Jan 2018 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Established Singer Songwriter in the folk troubadour genre. One of the UK's finest writer performers with Sheffield's Raymond Greenoaken in support. www.regmeuross.com

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Dai And The Ramblers

on Fri, 12 Jan 2018 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:00pm

Drop everything for this! Dai and the boys are back to get 2018 off to a roof-raising, foot-stomping start. The Ramblers had the Kalamazoo rocking last January and return on a wave of rave reviews for a "sublime" new album featuring their glorious mix of zydeco, rockabilly and rhythm and blues. The superlatives pile up. "Quite simply, they ooze class," said the New Roots critic. "Brilliant musicians, brilliant songs, brilliantly played." Dai Price, guitarist, dulcet-toned singer and songwriter, has assembled quite a band: accordion maestro Alan Dunn has been sideman for Loudon Wainwright III and Richard Thompson; fiddle player Bob Loveday has worked with Van Morrison and Jeff Beck, while the ensemble is anchored by ace slap-bass man Rupert Gillett. It is, as New Roots puts it, "a masterful combination." Ace Records boss Ted Carroll, who got them into the studio for their first album a while back, is effusive. "One of the best bands I've ever seen," he says. "And in 50-plus years I've seen them all. Just about as good as it gets."

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Ninebarrow

on Sat, 13 Jan 2018 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Ninebarrow are a duo getting themselves noticed and making a big name, and following, in the folk world.  We first came across them at the Oxford Folk Weekend in 2015 and were recommended to us by Paul Hutchinson (of Belshazzar's Feast).  Other celebrity endorsements include "absolutely amazing" from Kate Rusby; "a fantastic duo" from Seth Lakeman and "a rather lovely thing...like two halves of one voice" from Mark Radcliffe.  Just after we booked them they were nominated in the Horizon category of the BBC Folk Awards. Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering original songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. As well as crafting unique and engaging original material, Ninebarrow also take a wide-range of traditional folk songs and rework them in their own, distinctive way. Not only exceptional singers and musicians, Ninebarrow are also equally passionate about the stories behind their songs - combining their music with history, folklore and storytelling.

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Ninebarrow

on Sat, 13 Jan 2018 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Ninebarrow are a duo getting themselves noticed and making a big name, and following, in the folk world.  We first came across them at the Oxford Folk Weekend in 2015 and were recommended to us by Paul Hutchinson (of Belshazzar's Feast).  Other celebrity endorsements include "absolutely amazing" from Kate Rusby; "a fantastic duo" from Seth Lakeman and "a rather lovely thing...like two halves of one voice" from Mark Radcliffe.  Just after we booked them they were nominated in the Horizon category of the BBC Folk Awards. Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering original songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. As well as crafting unique and engaging original material, Ninebarrow also take a wide-range of traditional folk songs and rework them in their own, distinctive way. Not only exceptional singers and musicians, Ninebarrow are also equally passionate about the stories behind their songs - combining their music with history, folklore and storytelling.

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Paul Jones & Dave Kelly

on Sat, 13 Jan 2018 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

Ruggedly durable and timeless, the Blues is perhaps more popular today than it has ever been. Young musicians still cut their teeth on its enticing, 12-bar appeal, but its real rewards, true virtuosity, poise and knowledge, only come with age. Founder members of The Blues Band, Paul Jones and Dave Kelly's tangled and colourful roots go way back into the true undergrowth of the tradition. As well as their own original material, they not only know and perform the work of the greats, ranging from Howling' Wolf, John Lee Hooker through to Sonny Boy Williamson - they actually played alongside them, and enjoyed their friendship. 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 Europe's leading bluesman, Dave Kelly. He's played with them all, including legends such as James Burton and Buddy Guy. Superb blues vocals combined with guitar virtuosity have elevated Dave Kelly into the higher echelon of international blues performers, where he truly belongs. A live acoustic set by this dynamic duo is an occasion you'll remember. If you're a true Blues fan, everything you need is here.

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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band At Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 13 Jan 2018 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:00pm

With just an upright bass, two old guitars and a bucketful of aching harmony, The Goat Roper Rodeo Band are preaching 'Country Blues' like you never heard It's up, it's down, it's soft and loud, it's dark and lonesome too, there's hurt and shame and some mean old pain but there's love in what they do! There's a hint of Gram, a sniff of Dylan and a twist of Waylon's blues Simply put, it's exactly what it says on the tin. The Goat Roper Rodeo Band build on what The White Stripes began in finding the perfect fusion of original blues and indie folk What Nirvana did to punk rock, I sincerely believe The Goat Roper Rodeo Band can do to indie folk.. The Indie Folk Music Review (USA) 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 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 Where the Goat Roper Rodeo Band score big is their innate ability to hone an identifiable sound and feel that is immediately recognisable as their own Cosmic Country Blue a shot in the arm for the Americana genre as a whole Fatea (UK) The Goat Roper Rodeo Band are neither imitating or interpreting, they are pure inspiration, writing their own material, songs which are worthy of being covered by any of the great names in cosmic American music past or present . Penny Black Music (UK) The Goat Roper Rodeo Band sound as though they've been pickled in moonshine for generations, the harmonies flow easily, the songs sound like standards and as authentic as a sweat stained, sun bleached John Deere hat A band that look and sound the part Americana-UK (UK)

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Peeping Tom's New Year Ceilidh

on Sat, 13 Jan 2018 at Coventry Massey Ferguson Social Club 7:30pm

The UK's favourite dance band welcome the New Year with another of their very successful ceilidhs, featuring Barry Goodman calling the dances. Held at their old venue where they ran their monthly dances for almost 37 years, advance booking is strongly recommended.

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Son Yambu

on Sat, 13 Jan 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Red hot rhythms straight from the streets of Eastern Cuba **** 'Son Yambu are an acoustic septet with the real sound of Santiago De Cuba.' Simon Broughton, London Evening Standard, September 2012 'The UK's very own Buena Vista band.absolutely tremendous. if you don't start to move to this there is no hope for you! Extraordinary music.' Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3, September 13, 2012 Son Yambu play authentic 'Son Cubano' or Cuban son - the essential Afro-Cuban music that originated in the streets of eastern Cuba at the turn of the last century. Son is a fusion of Spanish and African rhythms and is the root of all salsa music. Formed in 2011, Son Yambu features a new generation of musicians who are all passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre, continuing the Buena Vista legacy that put Cuban music back on the map in 1997. Since their debut album 'La Maravilla' was released to rave reviews (**** Songlines, The Evening Standard) at the end of 2012, Son Yambu have gone from strength to strength. Highlights since then have included playing at the world famous Glastonbury Festival, The Manchester Jazz Festival, The Cheltenham Music Festival, The Shetland Folk Festival, The Africa Oyé Festival , The Cork Jazz Festival, The Edinburgh Mela, The Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo - to name but a few! With a hugely successful Arts Council Tour of England in 2016, a recent live session for Sean Rafferty on BBC Radio 3 'In Tune' and a new album currently being recorded, the future looks bright indeed. On vocals, from Guanabacoa, Cuba, Dunia Correa is an accomplished international singer with a sparkling personality, having performed with many Cuban bands. She is a born entertainer, and aficionados have likened her to a young Celia Cruz. Frank Portuondo Ortiz from Guantanamo on trés and backing vocals toured internationally with Cuban bands Manguaré, Son Del Nene and Pedrito Calvo, before joining Son Yambu. Yambu's rhythm section boasts the extraordinary talents of Javier Fioramonti on bass, Rene 'Menique' Savigne on congas, Oscar Martinez on bongos and Toby Herschmann on timbales. They're the force that drives the music along. And soaring above it all, there's the trumpet of virtuoso Alberto 'Muziquito' Savigne, whose credits include Septeto Matamoros, Los Chicos Del Barrio, Grupo Turquino and Septeto Narbori to name but a few. Playing their irresistible tropical rhythms, they bring their audiences a truly sensational, authentic Latin-music experience, and their music is guaranteed to turn any event into a fiesta! Most of the band members hail from Santiago De Cuba, the birthplace of Cuban son. and have the effortless musicianship that comes from being to the manor born..a set infused with rhythm changes and infectious melodies and grooves. Son Yambu is the best band playing Cuban son. Jane Cornwell. Songlines / Homegrown April/May 2013.

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Felix Holt & The Radicals

on Sat, 13 Jan 2018 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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John Bramwell (i Am Kloot)

on Sat, 13 Jan 2018 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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The Rumblestrutters

on Sat, 13 Jan 2018 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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New Roots: Benedict Benjamin

on Sat, 13 Jan 2018 at London Sebright Arms 7:30pm

Playing tonight with his full band, Benedict Benjamin is Ben Rubinstein, formerly of The Mariner's Children and Peggy Sue (Wichita Records). His debut album 'Night Songs' is a collection of timeless compositions recorded in a series of churches, bedrooms and kitchens across London and Kent with producer Dan Blackett (Landshapes, Bella Union). Benjamin is first and foremost a songwriter versed in the classical traditions of the form, capable of crafting both operatic crescendo and lullaby-like stillness shot through with the heartbreaking swoon of Roy Orbison, the soothing harmonies of the Everly Brothers and the honesty of Jeff Tweedy. His songs undercut the dream-like beauty of early 60s pop music with lyrics both frank and poetic. In September 2017 he and his band played the prestigious Green Man Festival. His forthcoming second album will be released in early 2018. WATCH BENEDICT BENJAMIN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zS4-K33zko 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: http://www.newrootsevents.com/ New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Dom Pipkin: Smokin' Boogie

on Sat, 13 Jan 2018 at Masham Town Hall 7:30pm

One of Europe's most authentic and spirited blues and jazz piano players, Dom Pipkin brings his acclaimed one-man show to Masham, a rollercoaster ride through the rich world of New Orleans, featuring astonishing stories and some truly breathtaking piano - the type Jools Holland can only dream about! A man, a piano, a glass of bourbon and a panama hat, Dom conjures up technicolour images of New Orleans life love, sex and tragedy, barrelhouses and brothels, voodoo spells and Mardi Gras Queens, and a full moon rising over the Mississippi. Pipkin has performed extensively in New Orleans, and shared stages with boogie-woogie legends Allen Toussaint, Dr John, and Screamin' Jay Hawkins. He has recorded and toured with Paul Weller, Paloma Faith, David Byrne, John Newman and Laura Mvula among many others and has dozens of radio and TV appearances to his credit. Five minutes into this show, you'll forget the winter's night in Masham and be sipping bourbon in a speakeasy on the Delta. I can't hold a candle to this guy. He's a great piano player Jamie Cullum, live on Radio 2

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Brickwork Lizards London Album Launch

on Sat, 13 Jan 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:00pm

Brickwork Lizards will perform at The Fantastic Slaughtered Lamb as part of their UK album launch tour, promoting material from their new release 'Haneen'. Haneen is Brickwork Lizards second long-player, following the success of Zaman {2011}. In Arabic, Haneen describes a feeling of nostalgic yearning, and bygone times and places haunt every song on this remarkable album. The band's radical re-imaginings of traditional material from courtly dances of the Ottoman Sultans to ancient English hanging songs evoke centuries of history, and showcase a band adept at crossing borders and taking bold musical risks. "It's a genre-defying sound that never fails to have audiences on their feet." Tim Hughes, Oxford Times Support act to be confirmed Tickets £7 on the door, Advance tickets £5 plus booking fee

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David Ramirez

on Sun, 14 Jan 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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Ian A. Anderson + Nancy Wallace

on Sun, 14 Jan 2018 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. -------- NANCY WALLACE is a singer and musician from East London, having been born and raised in a folk-singing family in a Suffolk seaside town. She came to notice singing with the Memory Band and later as part of the cult alt-folk collective The Owl Service. A guitarist and concertina player (as were her father and grandfather before her), her approach to both instruments, and her interpretations of both traditional material and her own songs, set her apart on the contemporary folk scene. Her solo releases began with the critically acclaimed Young Hearts EP and her debut full length album, Old Stories, released in 2009 to glowing reviews, garnering her a cover feature in fRoots magazine and a BBC Folk Awards nomination. She has performed throughout Britain and Europe, including at festivals such as The Green Man, Glastonbury, End Of The Road, Sidmouth Folk Week, The Big Chill and Towersey Folk Festival. 2014 was a busy year which saw Nancy taking part in an artists' residency in Marrakech, getting married, relocating to Montreal and releasing two 7 vinyl singles, as well as a compilation of home recordings, Stumbling Over Chairs. After taking a bit of a breather whilst settling into her new adopted home town, she has recently played a number of well-received shows in Montreal and is currently writing and recording material for her next 'proper' album. She returns to the UK for a short tour in winter 2017/18. nancywallacemusic.com IAN A. ANDERSON no, not that one began his musical career in the mid 1960s, heavily influenced by old country blues players, before taking a left-swerve in the early '70s into what nowadays gets called 'psych folk', with a trio of songwriter/ guitarist albums for pioneering independent label Village Thing. He eventually settled into a personal and notably English style, drawing from traditional folk, blues, old-time and world roots musics, making some dozen albums by the end of the 1980s including with groups Hot Vultures (with Maggie Holland), the English Country Blues Band and Tiger Moth. After a lengthy break from live performance he returned to stages and recording a decade ago with the trio Blue Blokes 3 (with PiL's Lu Edmonds and 3 Mustaphas 3's Ben Mandelson), the duo The False Beards (again with Mandelson), and a re-union tour by Hot Vultures in 2016. Since early 2017, he's been enjoying performing solo again for the first time in 43 years! www.ianaanderson.com

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The Outside Track

on Sun, 14 Jan 2018 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 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. Each player within The Outside Track is a master of their chosen instrument with the band stacking up an impressive amount of international awards. This amount of talent alone would be enough to recommend the band but in this case, the end result is so much greater than the sum of the parts. The line-up comprises Norah Rendell (Canadian Traditional Singer of the Year nominee), Mairi Rankin (Beolach), Ailie Robertson (Live Ireland Winner, BBC Young Trad Finalist), Fiona Black (BBC Fame Academy Winner), and Cillian O'Dalaigh.

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Fraser Nimmo

on Sun, 14 Jan 2018 at Canterbury The Black Robin Inn 6:00pm

Fraser Nimmo Sunday 14th January 2018 The Black Robin Inn, Kingston, nr Canterbury Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start Tickets £10 online £11 cash or cheque in advance £12 on the door Fraser Nimmo is a Scottish singer, songwriter and actor who combines traditional songs with his own material in an organic melange of Celtic musicality. His songs cover the whole gamut of human experience and are delivered with flair, wit, compassion and serious digital dexterity on guitar and banjo. Essentially a serious songwriter who has been known to raise more than the occasional eyebrow, glass, roof, chuckle and consciousness, he treats his own material with the same conviction that he brings to music from the Scottish tradition, believing both music forms to be inter-related and complimentary. He travels hither and yon singing songs of love, hate, loss, injustice, fear, outrage, bewilderment and Scotland! Tours of Germany, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, The Middle East, Canada, and The Canary Islands, appearances at many festivals, - including Cambridge and Edinburgh and being invited to be Fairport Convention's special guest on their mammoth 30th anniversary tour of Britain have contributed to Fraser's reputation as being one of Scotland's furthest travelled and best loved musical ambassadors. "Fraser Nimmo's self-effacing humour and presentation belie a serious songwriter who delights in both aspects of his craft " - Ralph McTell www.frasernimmo.co.uk

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London Blues Week 2018

on Mon, 15 Jan 2018 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 15th January BEN POOLE STEVIE NIMMO BAND Tuesday 16th January JOE LOUIS WALKER + special guest Wednesday 17th January CLIMAX BLUES BAND Thursday 18th January BERNIE MARSDEN Friday 19th January STAN WEBB'S CHICKEN SHACK Saturday 20th January THE DOWNLINERS SECT

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Robbie Mcintosh

on Mon, 15 Jan 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Highly accomplished and highly respected describes Sir Tom Jones's guitarist, Robbie McIntosh. You may have seen him on New Year's Eve 2015 on BBC TV's Jools Holland's Annual Hootenanny. Robbie is present, guitar in hand, playing as Sir Tom Jones belted out his vocals. Frequently found in company of this stature, Robbie McIntosh is known as 'The Legend' by his guitar-playing peers, for his multi-instrumental brilliance, and the outstanding technique that led to lengthy stints with, among others, Sir Paul McCartney, The Pretenders, Talk Talk, Norah Jones and John Mayer. Tonight he will be making a special appearance, playing his own music - a melodic blend of Rock, Blues, Folk, Country and more, and centred on well-crafted, original songs and thoughtful covers. www.robbiemcintosh.com

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Jacob & Drinkwater

on Mon, 15 Jan 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Devon based alt folk duo Jacob &Drinkwater have been called 'stand out new Folk' by BBC6 Music and 'Inventive and thrilling '(R2 Magazine). Jacob's sweeping vocals never fail to captivate, delivering many a spine-tingling moment; the fluidity and precision of his fingerpicking underpinned by Drinkwater's nimbly rhythmic double bass; at times sweetly soaring, haunting, percussive and driving, the layers of depth a perfect counterfoil. Featured numerous times on BBC Radio 2, Radio 6 and lauded by their musical peers as one of the most accomplished acts touring the circuit today.

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Jack Carty

on Tue, 16 Jan 2018 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. -------- Introducing Jack Carty. Award winning, critically acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Jack Carty is relocating to the UK! To celebrate, he's playing an intimate London residency at Camden's Green Note on Tues 9th, Tues 16th and Weds 24th of January 2018. Each show will be dedicated to each of his last 3 albums: 'Break Your Own Heart', 'Esk' and 'Home State', all of which have found their way into hearts and homes across Australia, The UK and the world through: rave reviews; years of constant touring; appearances at Primavera Sound and South By South West; national awards including an APRA Professional Development Award and the gong for MusicOz Singer-Songwriter Of The Year; and the kind of gorgeous turn-of-phrase and knack for melody that will have you humming away on the train home. After supporting Keston Cobblers Club on all dates of their 'Almost Home' UK album tour in April 2017, and the hugely successful release of his fourth album 'Home State' last summer (hitting Number 1 on the Australian Independent Album Chart), Jack will get acquainted with his new home via a regional tour in November-December 2017, and the London Residency in January 2018. Jack Carty's story stands as testament to the power of great songs, grassroots determination and a spellbinding live show. It's been a huge year for Carty, touring his self-recorded, independently released, chart topping 4th album 'Home State' to theatres, halls, churches and special spaces across Australia, New Zealand and The UK with every show, cementing his reputation as a writer and performer of incredible depth and imagination. "Carty might well have found his happy place" ★★★★ Mike Alexander, THE SUNDAY STAR TIMES "A warm, thought-provoking album full of phrases that return to play repeatedly in one's head Sue Barrett, RHYTHMS MAGAZINE www.jackcarty.com

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I Fratelli Tarzanelli

on Tue, 16 Jan 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

The Tarzanelli Brothers band springs from the natural agreement between the violin and the accordion, but also from the encounter between two musicians. Pablo and Baltazar created their duo in 2007: Baltazar brings his Hungarian influence, his talent as an improviser, and his very personal way of making his instrument vibrate. Pablo brings to bear his Italian influences, his steady rhythmical accompaniment and his range of basses, perfectly sustaining the violin, and keeping a very lively contact with the dance and the dancers. They will take you on a trip, and will make you travel, laugh, cry, and dance. Relax, and let them invite you into their universe... 'What cannot be denied, as with their previous albums, is the sheer quality and attack of their dance tune playing. Paulo's [sic] diatonic accordeon and Baltazar's (mainly) baritone fiddle combine beautifully to make exciting, very danceable sounds with a strong suggestion that these two are enjoying themselves hugely,' Review of 'Antipodes', Vic Smith, fRoots magazine

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The Outside Track

on Wed, 17 Jan 2018 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. --------------------------- 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. Each player within The Outside Track is a master of their chosen instrument with the band stacking up an impressive amount of international awards. This amount of talent alone would be enough to recommend the band but in this case the end result is so much greater than the sum of the parts. The line up comprises Norah Rendell (Canadian Traditional Singer of the Year nominee), Mairi Rankin (Beolach), Ailie Robertson (Live Ireland Winner, BBC Young Trad Finalist), Fiona Black (BBC Fame Academy Winner), and Cillian O'Dalaigh.

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Julie Fowlis

on Wed, 17 Jan 2018 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

Nominated for 'Folk Singer of the Year' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015. Renowned Scottish singer Julie Fowlis is widely heralded for championing traditional Gaelic. With a career spanning ten years and five studio albums, she will forever be recognised for singing the theme song to Brave, Disney Pixar's Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA-winning animated film, set in the ancient Highlands of Scotland. Enjoy the best of traditional Scottish vocals, backed by Fowlis' vibrant band of some of Scotland's finest instrumentalists. Join her in this beautiful, intimate concert where she performs material from her fifth studio album alterum.

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Jacob & Drinkwater At Exeter Brewery

on Wed, 17 Jan 2018 at Exeter The Exeter Brewery 8:00pm

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

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Joe Louis Walker Band. Blues Night/ Usa

on Wed, 17 Jan 2018 at Ashton-under-Lyne George Lawton Hall 7:30pm

Doors 7.30pm

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New Roots: Picapica

on Wed, 17 Jan 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30 pm. Nearest tube Farringdon, 5 mins walk. The venue consists of seated an standing areas. Please arrive early to ensure a seat. One for sorrow and two for joy. PicaPica features the vocal interplay of Josienne Clarke and Samantha Whates, dual front women who create powerful harmonies atop layers of texture created by Adam Beattie & Sonny Johns, a tiding of magpies picking shiny moments of tone and timbre from 60s west coast, sunshine pop and indie folk. Josienne and Samantha met on the London acoustic music scene several years ago and immediately shared a love of singing and writing. They have been unofficially collaborating for years, often singing backing vocals for each other's projects or just singing harmonies together for the pure enjoyment of it. PicaPica represents a long-held ambition to write, record and perform new material together and to join with like-minded musicians to explore what it's like to be in a band. When writing, Josienne and Samantha (AKA Pica One & Pica Two) take two versions of the same idea and the songs are built around that concept in various ways, they sometimes even have two titles for each song, one by Josienne, one by Samantha. Good music loves a contrast. Spring and shade, harmony and melody, brightness and deadpan... So do PicaPica. As writers, they compose songs that hold the sadness closer, yet let the joy fly higher. Pica Three, aka Adam Beattie, Scotland's king of soft-spoken chanson, brings gently morphing textures and detailed guitar playing to every bar, while Pica Four is Sonny Johns - a Grammy, Mercury and MOBO-nominated producer/engineer. Sonny's bass playing and production give PicaPica's otherworldly compositions a seriously grounded sound. Their first EP, Spring & Shade contains four songs freely-designed to bewitch the listener until its fifteen minutes are over. This is music for memories that creep in under the door. Songs that wear their cares lightly, shining in the dark. Simply, beautiful, beguiling, elegant sounds. 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: http://www.newrootsevents.com/ New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Alden Patterson & Dashwood / Ben Smith & Jimmy Brewer

on Thu, 18 Jan 2018 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.... Alden Patterson & Dashwood / Ben Smith & Jimmy Brewer (double bill) Taking inspiration from the twin pillars of American bluegrass and English folk, fRoots Album of the Year 2016 Editor's Choice Winners ALDEN, PATTERSON & DASHWOOD weave rich harmonies with fiddle, dobro and mandolin around a combination of finely crafted original compositions and traditional songs, all the while maintaining a thoroughly contemporary cutting edge. No museum pieces, these songs feel more at home alongside the likes of Fleet Foxes and Old Crow Medicine Show than they do the stalwarts of US & UK trad folk. The trio features members of much respected Norwich folk bands Murphy's Lore, Woodland Creatures and Dumbfoundus. ★★★★★ fRoots Album of the Year 2016 Editor's Choice Winners 'It's lovely stuff' Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show 2016 ★★★★ Songlines 'Obviously something of enormous promise' ★★★★ R2 'Talented and poetic triumvirate' aldenpattersonanddashwood.com Legendary singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading discovered Ben Smith and Jimmy Brewer in 2012, choosing them to support her on tour. She loved them so much she called them again in 2015 to repeat the engagement. The duo combine classic close harmony style with superbly honed songwriting craft to produce an instantly classic, brilliantly accessible roots sound, taking influence from the The Everly Brothers to Simon & Garfunkel, John Martyn to the countrified Grateful Dead. After releasing their debut EP earlier in 2017 they were invited in September to showcase at the hugely prestigious Americanafest in Nashville Tennessee alongside the likes of Grant Lee Phillips, The Drive By Truckers, Iron & Wine and the legendary Tony Joe White - great things await this formidably exciting duo. bensmithandjimmybrewer.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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Deegee Presents: Lil & Ollie Album Launch

on Thu, 18 Jan 2018 at London Paradise by way of Kensal Green 7:30pm

Come launch Lil & Ollie's debut album at Paradise by way of Kensal Green Opening set from Tommy Hare Then Lil & Ollie will be on at some point during the evening, showcasing what they've been working on with their band. We look forward to seeing you all there.

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Megson

on Fri, 19 Jan 2018 at Firbeck Village Hall 7:30pm

Megson are husband and wife duo Debs and Stu Hanna and bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. They have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. Four times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards, Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. Summer 2016 saw the release of their much anticipated new studio album GOOD TIMES WILL COME AGAIN gaining them much critical acclaim. One of the most original political folk sets of the year. Ewan MacColl would have been impressed. said The Guardian. Relevant, thought-provoking songs that would make Woody Guthrie proud said Acoustic Magazine. While folk broadcasting legend Mike Harding described it as One of the top albums of 2016.. "If you don't like this music you have a problem" froots magazine. A must see at Firbeck on their 2017 tour don't miss them. Doors at 7.30pm for 8pm start. Refreshments available, bring your own alcoholic drinks or the Black Lion pub is opposite.

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The Dave Swarbrick Tribute Tour

on Fri, 19 Jan 2018 at Ulverston Sports Club 7:45pm

Swarb! It Suits Him Well , is a touring tribute of minstrel friends that have come together to celebrate the great Dave Swarbrick and his music. Swarb very sadly passed away in 2016. He left clear instructions that there was not to be a funeral. So there wasn't. However, before he died, he did talk about one last bash with all his friends making great music and having lots of fun. He may not have wanted a funeral but he didn't say anything about a Wake! So, we are giving him and his friends that party and everyone around the UK the chance to raise a glass in salute and share many very happy memories of the great man. Joining together to pay tribute to Swarb's matchless career will be our M.D. Jason Wilson plus the Canadian folk/reggae fabulous Jason Wilson Band from Canada, Martin Carthy, John Kirkpatrick and Simon Swarbrick - Swarb's maestro fiddling nephew and protege. The material will cover the legacy that is Swarb's immense back catalogue, from his early beginnings with Beryl Marriott to the BBC Radio Ballads (Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger, A.L.Lloyd), Ian Campbell Folk Group to the groundbreaking duo Carthy & Swarbrick , the golden years with Fairport Convention and on through his blazing red years with the singer/songwriter Alistair Hulett. Never one to rest on his laurels, Swarb's last great musical adventures were playing with the sensational Canadian Jason Wilson Band, which produced two studio albums with Swarb. The very latest 'KAILYARD TALES' is being mixed now and will be exclusively launched on this tour! The troupe will be joined at various ports of call by special guests and old pals such as Pee Wee Ellis, Cathal McConnell, Duncan Wood, and many more tbc and surprises. This will be the Wake of all Wakes and a fantastic night to remember our national folk fiddling treasure SWARB!

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Tlr Double: Amy Wadge & Luke Jackson

on Fri, 19 Jan 2018 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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The Deslondes

on Fri, 19 Jan 2018 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

The Deslondes will promoting their critically acclaimed new album Hurry Home on this January tour of the UK, which included an appearance at the Celtic Connections festival. The Deslondes follow up their impressive debut album with the equally fine Hurry Home. Less country-inclined than its predecessor the album finds the band roaming through a variety of styles swampy southern roots, 1950s rockabilly, and classic rhythm & blues that, with several members of the band singing lead on various songs, gives the album a truly dynamic feel. Hurry Home represents a sonic shift from the country-folk of their debut to a psychedelic, electrified soul sound, with a stronger emphasis on organ and electric guitar. The band split up songwriting and lead vocal duties among its five members, Sam Doores, Riley Downing, Dan Cutler, John James Tourville and Cameron Snyder, continuing its democratic ethos and musical versatility. The album that emerged is Hurry Home. 'It's a fitting title for this album because our lives and our songwriting revolve around leaving and returning, or searching for, home,' says the band. 'And home can be a physical place, a relationship, or a state of mind.'

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Dark Horse Acoustic At Bingham Folk Club

on Fri, 19 Jan 2018 at Bingham Rugby Club Pavilion 8:00pm

Dark Horse Acoustic are a high quality acoustic band, featuring Vicki Dove (lead vocals), Chris Punter (acoustic guitar & vocals), Tom Dove (fiddle / mandolin) and Guy Rogers (banjo / mandolin / guitar & vocals). Their set includes a wide range of material, playing whatever great songs they happen to love at the time! With influences as diverse as Red Tail Ring, Band Perry, Miranda Lambert, Fairport Convention, Dixie Chicks and Kacey Musgraves, there's something for everyone! We are very pleased to be welcoming them back after their superb guest night last time. Music starts at 8.30pm and finishes at 11pm. Admission at the door on the night for people without tickets will be £7 - and only possible if space permits.

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Jacob & Drinkwater

on Fri, 19 Jan 2018 at Leicester The Guildhall 7:15pm

Devon based duo Tobias Ben Jacob & Lukas Drinkwater have been called 'stand out new Folk' by BBC6 Music and 'inventive and thrilling' by R2 Magazine. Their November indie release 'The Burning Low EP' has garnered airplay and glowing reviews from such quarters as Radio 2's Folk Show, BBC 6's Tom Robinson, Amazing Radio, BBC Introducing, BBC Bristol, FRUK, Fatea, Spiral Earth, Louder Than War and 'Whispering' Bob TV.

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Vimala Rowe

on Fri, 19 Jan 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... 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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Beatrix Players

on Fri, 19 Jan 2018 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BEATRIX PLAYERS bring their widely praised live show to Green Note performing songs from their debut album, Magnified. Florid, adventurous music that operates at the interface between folk, prog and baroque chamber pop, Beatrix Players are the 2017 winners of the Limelight Award for best new artist at the Progressive Music Awards. "At its best, Magnified reboots the Brontes' spirit for our brave new world. - Prog Magazine "Intimately acoustic, classically flavoured ... once you get to know these melodies they aren't soon forgotten" - Progression Music is a wonderful thing; there are times when an album resonates with you and this has happened here for me. - The Progressive Aspect "I cannot recommend highly enough what a mesmerising, captivating and thoroughly enchanting experience awaits" - The Prog Mind

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Brona Mcvittie - Album Launch Concert

on Fri, 19 Jan 2018 at London The Tea House Theatre 8:00pm

We are the Wildlife the forthcoming debut solo LP from celebrated Irish folk chanteuse and harpist Brona McVittie features the tracks Under The Pines and Newry Mountain which were released as a double A side single in June 2017. McVittie's debut offering is a psychogeographic journey through a collection of traditional folk ballads and original compositions inspired as much by the geometries of London's urban fringes as by the sonic phenomena within the great rural landscapes of Mourne. This mixing of traditional songs with her own compositions, and thematic ties between songs old and new, coupled with the use of traditional instruments (harp/flute/strings, etc.) against subtle electronic backdrops and innovative production techniques all adds up to a record that is heartfelt, timeless and yet pleasingly contemporary in feel, a perfect mix of new and old, on every front. Pleasingly dreamy folk tones but with a strong and haunting undercurrent of otherworldliness Conor O'Toole, Underground of Happiness Nature reverberates wonderfully in an alchemy of traditional and contemporary instrumentation, making for an exquisite listen from this post-folk electronic chanteuse Across the Line, BBC Radio Ulster

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Geoff Lakeman

on Fri, 19 Jan 2018 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

The daddy of them all, literally father to Seth, Sean and Sam, Geoff Lakeman is an old school singer with a concertina. He sings a variety of traditional songs, sea shanties, the occasional blues, ragtime or swing number, all accompanied by his wonderful duet concertinas. Supporting Geoff is our Americana maestro Rod Jenkins, he of the smooth, mellow voice. The Legion is open from 7pm. Concert doors approx 7.45pm. Concert starts 8.15pm.

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Brona Mcvittie - Album Launch Concert

on Fri, 19 Jan 2018 at London The Tea House Theatre 8:00pm

We are the Wildlife the forthcoming debut solo LP from celebrated Irish folk chanteuse and harpist Brona McVittie features the tracks Under The Pines and Newry Mountain which were released as a double A side single in June 2017. McVittie's debut offering is a psychogeographic journey through a collection of traditional folk ballads and original compositions inspired as much by the geometries of London's urban fringes as by the sonic phenomena within the great rural landscapes of Mourne. This mixing of traditional songs with her own compositions, and thematic ties between songs old and new, coupled with the use of traditional instruments (harp/flute/strings, etc.) against subtle electronic backdrops and innovative production techniques all adds up to a record that is heartfelt, timeless and yet pleasingly contemporary in feel, a perfect mix of new and old, on every front. Pleasingly dreamy folk tones but with a strong and haunting undercurrent of otherworldliness Conor O'Toole, Underground of Happiness Nature reverberates wonderfully in an alchemy of traditional and contemporary instrumentation, making for an exquisite listen from this post-folk electronic chanteuse Across the Line, BBC Radio Ulster

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Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams Live At Thorner Victory Hall

on Fri, 19 Jan 2018 at Leeds Thorner Victory Hall 7:00pm

Multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter Larry Campbell and singer-guitarist Teresa Williams' acclaimed eponymous 2015 debut, released after seven years of playing in Levon Helm's band and frequent guesting with Phil Lesh, Little Feat, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, brought to the stage the crackling creative energy of a decades-long offstage union. A whirlwind of touring and promo followed, and when the dust cleared, the duo was ready to do it all again. Which brings us to Contraband Love, a riskier slice of Americana. Larry, who produced Contraband Love, says, I wanted this record to be a progression, bigger than the first one. That's all I knew. I wanted the songwriting to be deeper, the arrangements more interesting, the performances more dynamic. Specifically how to get there, I didn't know. I did know the songs were different. The subject matter was darker than anything else I've written. More painful! Teresa says, and laughs. Yeah, Larry says with a smile. I'm proud of our debut, but I felt like the songs were lighter than what I'm capable of doing. As a songwriter, I aspire to a sense of uniqueness: this is a great song and it could only have been written by me. I want to get there. It's a journey, a goal, a pursuit. The mechanics of that pursuit are figuring out what you need to do to surpass your last body of work. Although it was not his conscious intent, three of the eight tunes Campbell penned for Contraband Love deal either obliquely or directly with various emotions surrounding addiction. For the blues rocking Three Days in A Row, he authoritatively delves into the crucial first seventy-two hours directly following an addict going cold turkey in an effort to get clean. I was thinking about the things I've quit in my life, he says. The last time was cigarettes. I remembered the dreams I had in withdrawal. Vintage-sounding country nugget Save Me from Myself (featuring Little Feat's Bill Payne on piano) explores a troubled soul's heartrending knowledge that they are hard to love. I've certainly felt both sides of that situation, Larry says, and observed it many times. Delicate waltz Contraband Love, a captivating vocal showcase for Teresa, takes on the other side of the story, when a parent (or spouse, or friend, etc.) realizes their only recourse for dealing with an addict is merely to stand with arms wide open. Of this remarkable piece, Larry says, That melody would not leave me alone. It's one of the more unique songs I've ever written. Larry's writing this stuff, Teresa says, and we're naming off all the people in our lives who are currently going through this (addiction and loss) with a loved one, not to mention the family members and friends we've lost in the past from this affliction. That may have driven him. One of my oldest, most intimate friends a functioning substance abuser since he was a teenager died on the street in New York while we were in the studio. We dedicated the album to him. The stuff of loss resonates, Larry says. Musically, Contraband Love revisits the Americana textures of the duo's debut, deftly channeling Memphis, Chicago, the Delta, and Appalachia with equal assurance. Larry's world-famous guitar work scorching here, funky there, stellar always punctuates the proceedings with riveting emotion, often like a third voice weighing in on a myriad of emotional states. The barnburner leadoff single, Hit and Run Driver, is a harrowing-but-rocking survivor's tale, showcasing longtime drummer and engineer/mixer Justin Guip. To leaven out the darker tunes, Larry and Teresa added a recording of the reassuring Carl Perkins country classic Turn Around, with old friend and mentor Levon Helm, captured on drums shortly before his passing. Jaunty folk blues My Sweetie Went Away, features new bass player Jesse Murphy doubling on tuba for a distinctly New Orleans feel; traditional gutbucket country blues Delta Slide, is spiced with irresistible, harmonized yodeling. Stylistically, there's a lot of different things going on, Larry says. So the sequencing was difficult. But I think I got it right. Indeed. Contraband Love stands as a new, bolder chapter in a story that arose triumphantly joyous from loss. When Levon died, Teresa says, that put Larry into high gear. He'd already had his head set about making a record, but then it felt like a train took off! We just said, 'life is short.' Another motivator for creating Contraband Love was the experience of taking the Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams show out on the road, as a duo, with a band, and opening for Jackson Browne (who loaned them his band). It felt fabulous and fantastic, Larry says. After I met Teresa (in the mid 80s), I'd be out with Bob Dylan [Larry toured with the Nobel laureate for eight years] and something was missing. I gotta gig, and it's what I always wanted, but it's not my stuff, and it's not with the person I want to be with. And then, when we got a taste of being a performing duo at the Rambles with Levon, the idea that we could expand on that was completely alluring.

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Blair Dunlop

on Fri, 19 Jan 2018 at Bristol Frenchay Village Hall 7:30pm

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Alden, Patterson & Dashwood

on Fri, 19 Jan 2018 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

The Big Comfy Bookshop proudly presents the award winning acoustic evening 'Comfy & Acoustic'. Intimate performances from the best UK (and beyond) musicians covering folk, Americana, singer-songwriters and roots. Alden, Patterson & Dashwood Norwich based folk / Americana trio Alden, Patterson and Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin around beautifully written original songs and melodies. The independently-released debut album 'Call Me Home' was written and produced at home in Norwich and is lovingly presented in attractive handmade covers, designed and hand-printed by the band. Their music takes influence from folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic with uplifting instrumentals and self-penned songs depicting tales of young travellers, sleepy seas and their affection for home. 'It's lovely stuff' Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show 2016 ★★★★★ Album Of The Year Editors Choice fROOTS Magazine 2016 ★★★★ Songlines 'Obviously something of enormous promise' ★★★★ R2 'Talented and poetic triumvirate' Robert J Hunter Dirty rhythm and blues from the depths of Alderney, based in London. Island born Robert J. Hunter combines his gruff and powerful voice with the wild thud of overdriven blues guitar. His powerful debut album, 'Songs for the Weary', received blues chart success and critical acclaim and the single release, 'Demons', reached number one in the UK iTunes Blues Chart. 'Before the Dawn' followed late 2015 showing that Robert had matured and developed as a singer, songwriter and instrumentalist. His latest album, a solo release, demonstrates not only the versatility of Robert's musical ability but also the diversity in his songwriting. 'Where I'm From', released December 2016 through independent label, Spiritual Records. In 2017 Robert was a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) with his powerful ballad, 'Preacher' which was chosen from 16,000 entries Stage Times Alden, Patterson and Dashwood 9.45-10.30 Robert J Hunter 8.50-9.30 TBA 8.00-8.35 The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, wine and beer plus snacks. No other food or drink to be brought into the premises. For details of the bookshop please visit www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk www.facebook.com/thebigcomfybookshop www.twitter.com/bigcomfybooks www.instagram.com/bigcomfybooks www.bigcomfysessions.com NOTE: If you are late you'll have to wait for the acts to finish their set/song to avoid interrupting the performance.

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Jon Strong Band

on Fri, 19 Jan 2018 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Folk rock at its very best. Jon and the band make their way through angst and anger from the eighties and early nineties - driven by subjects as diverse as UK politics, recession in the North of England, the dangers of promiscuity and the traditional songwriter's pain of love lost. Superb semi acoustic guitar playing brings drive, subtlety, rhythm, nuance and power in equal measures - delivering the mood and feelings of the songwriter. Jon is supported very ably by the drummer and bassist - you can hear that the band believe in their songs and work instinctively together to produce top quality results.

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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

on Sat, 20 Jan 2018 at Alstonefield Village Hall 7:30pm

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene's most rewarding and enduring partnerships. Twice winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo, the couple's intimacy and strength of passion on stage have won them many fans and an enviable reputation as 'Songwriters par excellence'- (fRoots), whose greatly varied original songs cover such subjects as wicked mermaids, Norwegian legends, and a lonely whale. With over 20 years of music making with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, The Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, the duo have consolidated themselves as pillars of modern British folk. 'Kathryn Roberts is one of our most accomplished and accessible singers, while Sean Lakeman has similarly established himself as a consistently imaginative and enterprising instrumentalist, producer and arranger' fRoots Magazine An absolute masterclass in how to do it right. Festivalsforall.com Kathryn Roberts smoky, assertive vocals are a tasty feast for listeners craving music that requires a sharp mind and an open heart. Billboard Magazine 'As a guitarist, producer and co-songwriter, Sean Lakeman is one of the unsung heroes of modern British folk' MOJO Licensed bar A LIVE & LOCAL event

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The Bob Dylan Story

on Sat, 20 Jan 2018 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. Experience the thrill and energy of a full-blown Dylan concert, enhanced by a top backing band and planted firmly in the 1960s. The Bob Dylan Story will remind you what REAL nostalgia feels like, with true classics from Blowin' In The Wind and Knockin' On Heaven's Door to Subterranean Homesick Blues and All Along The Watchtower. You'll surely be digging out your old vinyl to sustain the pleasure just that little bit longer.

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The Deslondes

on Sat, 20 Jan 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Named after the street in the Holy Cross neighborhood of New Orleans where the band first came together, The Deslondes have continued to tour relentlessly since Doores and Cutler departed their roles in Hurray For The Riff Raff to focus entirely on the band. The Deslondes met up last winter at New West Records' studio and rehearsal space in Athens, GA., and recorded everything for five days, working out new songs and arrangements. With a batch of 20 new songs, they invited their longtime producer & engineer Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Benjamin Booker) to New Orleans to begin tracking that summer, creating a makeshift recording studio at The Tigermen Den in the Bywater neighborhood. The album that emerged was Hurry Home. It's a fitting title for this album because our lives and our songwriting revolve around leaving and returning, or searching for, home, says the band. And home can be a physical place, a relationship, or a state of mind.

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Moscow Drug Club

on Sat, 20 Jan 2018 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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Banter & Nick Walden

on Sat, 20 Jan 2018 at Godalming Borough Hall 7:45pm

Banter are Tim Walker (percussion and trumpet), Nina Zella (Piano and Rhodes) and Simon Care (melodeon). Having all worked with some the uk's top dance bands including Edward II, Tickled Pink and Whapweasel, Banter are are now earning popularity on the festival circuit nationally (they were at Glastonbury last year!). The band was formed to play "fabulous tunes with a fresh viewpoint and a cheeky twist on the Tradition".  Exciting and inspirational music. Calling the dances will be the ever popular Nick Walden.

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Banter & Nick Walden

on Sat, 20 Jan 2018 at Godalming Borough Hall 7:45pm

Banter are Tim Walker (percussion and trumpet), Nina Zella (Piano and Rhodes) and Simon Care (melodeon). Having all worked with some the uk's top dance bands including Edward II, Tickled Pink and Whapweasel, Banter are are now earning popularity on the festival circuit nationally (they were at Glastonbury last year!). The band was formed to play "fabulous tunes with a fresh viewpoint and a cheeky twist on the Tradition".  Exciting and inspirational music. Calling the dances will be the ever popular Nick Walden.

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Claude Bourbon

on Sat, 20 Jan 2018 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:30pm

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Amy Wadge & Luke Jackson

on Sun, 21 Jan 2018 at Stoke on Trent Fulford Village Hall 7:30pm

A pairing of two generations of captivating singer songwriters, Amy Wadge and Luke Jackson, touring together again across the UK 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. 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 released his brand new studio album, Tall Tales and Rumours in Autumn 2016 to widespread critical acclaim 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, the album emphasises the exceptional maturity and versatility of one of the most exciting young singer songwriters and live performers on the scene! 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.

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Green Note & Blue Monday Present... Girls To The Front

on Sun, 21 Jan 2018 at London Green Note 5:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 5.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 6.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ---------------------------------------------------- Green Note and Blue Monday present... GIRLS TO THE FRONT # 6 A night celebrating women in music by bringing the finest crop of rising female music artists to the forefront. Back by popular demand MIRI and RoseRed bring you a sixth installment of artists who are currently making waves in the London music scene. Expect an eclectic musical feast of Indie folk pop, Americana, old school Country melodies, and British roots storytelling to whet your appetite and stir your soul. -------------------------------------------------------- ZOE KONEZ Dynamic indie-folk twosome Zoe Konez & drummer Will Connor create a wealth of sound with two instruments that many bands long to create with 5! Zoe's intimate lyrics are married with distinctive rhythmic guitar, experimental tapping, intricate finger picking and harmonic techniques, wonderfully accompanied by Will's 'telepathic tightness' on drums / percussion. They've taken their music throughout the UK, via numerous tours in Europe, to the sunny south east coast of Australia and back again. Wonderful singer, wonderful songwriter, wonderful guitarist" - Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music "Ridiculously talented, Konez handles her guitar like she was born with it" - For Folk's Sake "Fabulous guitar work and intense, lyrical songs" - Acoustic Nations MEGAN O'NEILL Originally from Co. Kildare, Ireland Megan O'Neill is one of the UK's most exciting Americana artists. A long-time musician and song-writer, Megan has previously lived in Nashville but now resides full time in London. She released her debut EP 'Coming Home' in May 2015, reaching #1 in Irish country charts & was awarded 'UK EP of the Year' by public vote through W21Music. She has now released a second record (February 2017) with her new 6-piece band 'Megan and the Common Threads'. Megan has had her song 'Don't You' featured on hit ABC TV Show Nashville, three slots at the O2 Arena London for C2C festival, a performance at JJ Abrams' Oscar Wilde party in LA alongside Irish treasure Gavin James and Nashville Meets London Festival. In February 2017, Megan was selected as one of the top 8 Americana songwriter's in the UK and performed at the Americana Music Awards in London. Complex... with an old school country voice. The Irish Independent Seriously fresh mix of modern country and pop, with a fusion of distinctly Irish elements. Timeout Magazine London JESS MORGAN Jess Morgan is a songwriter's songwriter. A cerebral storyteller she takes her cue from roots music and contemporary and upfront British voices like Billy Bragg and storytellers from across the Atlantic like Shawn Colvin and Gretchen Peters. In April 2017 Jess and her label released the album Edison Gloriette on Oxblood coloured vinyl. BBC Wales linchpin Adam Walton said on first play it's a blinder. The record was also well supported by the BBC Folk Show, BBC 6 Music.an folk music press: Some of the most sublime tunes you are likely to hear in a long time. **** R2 As well as crafting songs, Jess has also made a name for herself for her hands-on approach to producing music gaining momentum through limited edition releases, short runs and most recently her own DIY 7″ vinyl records. In a recent article The 405 called her a true DIY artist in her element. Seriously, she does it all." EMMA MCGRATH Emma McGrath is a 17 year old singer-songwriter heralding from Harpenden, North London. Writing her own material since the age of 12, Emma self released her first EP, The Judgement, in November 2014. This was followed up in December 2015 with the self released single Sit With Me, which caught the attention of key media including BBC Introducing who awarded it 'Track Of The Week' twice and Radio 2 where it received plays from both Dermot O'Leary and Bob Harris. Topping off a great 2015, Emma was awarded The PRS Foundation's Lynsey de Paul prize. Over the past 18 months Emma has been working hard building up a close network of writers who have helped to develop her craft and hone her sound. Recognising this The PRS Foundation recently awarded Emma a Women Make Music grant for the development and subsequent release of a mini album. She is now recording with several highly qualified and exciting producers including: Grammy Award winning Jimmy Hogarth, Brit School alumni Jackson and Rhiannon Mair. Scheduled for release early next year, the mini-album will be preceded by several singles, the first of which is slated for January. ROSERED AND THE BUTTERFLIES RoseRed And The Butterflies, aka Lydia Nicolaides is a prolific singer/songwriter from north London Enfield. She pens catchy lyrics and silver-tongued melodies that tell stories in a refreshing and original way. With a mixture of realism, fun, quirkiness and sadness, RoseRed's music can move effortlessly from lightness into dark, and her style crosses a variety of genres, from Folk to Rock; from Country to Reggae. 'Imagine Mary Poppins on acid' playing the guitar and dancing like a pixie. RoseRed released her eagerly awaited debut album 'Just A Glimmer' in 2010 an album which she wrote, recorded, produced and funded herself, in-between several years of playing the London gig circuit and which got voted and won the Fatea Magazine debut album of the year 2010 Award. She has had two of her songs feature in two British Independent Films 'Jesus Versus The Messiah' and 'Chinese Burns'. She has just released her second album New Age Drifter. MIRI Described as the love child of Sting and Edith Piaf, British singer-songwriter MIRI blends heart and grit, distilled through a smooth, melodic pop filter. MIRI's latest release Sound Vibrations is her third EP, blending distinctive soft, smoky and gritty tones with thought provoking heartfelt lyrics; pop songs that speak fluent indie. 'Electric Vibes' has received BBC 6 Radio airplay with Tom Robinson and on Radio DIVA with Heather Peace & Rosie Wilby whilst 'The Plight' was played by John Kennedy on Radio X. Three of MIRI's songs are featured in the film Fear Of Water which screened at the International Women's Film Festival in LA and has been broadcast on TV in the UK. Her track 'Broken City' taken from the film received radio airplay on BBC London. MIRI co-promotes and co-hosts monthly live music night "Blue Monday" at The Boogaloo in London now in its 7th year and collaborating with award winning music venue Green Note on sold out female artist focused events called "Girls To The Front. Performing regularly around the UK & Europe MIRI has gained a reputation for her eclectic gigs and stage presence. Past live shows include 100 Club for The Official Bob Marley Birthday Celebration, Safe Gigs For Women at The Tooting Tram & Social, Bush Hall supporting Laura Veirs and upstairs at Ronnie Scott's. Her European travels have led her to perform at L Fest Del Mar in Spain, Sofar Sounds in Amsterdam as well as Berlin, Ireland and Bergen. Behind the scenes, MIRI works with the charity School Ground Sounds which provide additional opportunities for young people to enhance their musical education. She has been a guest mentor for Wired4Music's drop in for young people aspiring to have a career in music and is on the FAC's (Featured Artist Coalition) BEAT Board.

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Green Note & Blue Monday Present... Girls To The Front

on Sun, 21 Jan 2018 at London Green Note 5:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 5.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 6.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ---------------------------------------------------- Green Note and Blue Monday present... GIRLS TO THE FRONT # 6 A night celebrating women in music by bringing the finest crop of rising female music artists to the forefront. Back by popular demand MIRI and RoseRed bring you a sixth installment of artists who are currently making waves in the London music scene. Expect an eclectic musical feast of Indie folk pop, Americana, old school Country melodies, and British roots storytelling to whet your appetite and stir your soul. -------------------------------------------------------- ZOE KONEZ Dynamic indie-folk twosome Zoe Konez & drummer Will Connor create a wealth of sound with two instruments that many bands long to create with 5! Zoe's intimate lyrics are married with distinctive rhythmic guitar, experimental tapping, intricate finger picking and harmonic techniques, wonderfully accompanied by Will's 'telepathic tightness' on drums / percussion. They've taken their music throughout the UK, via numerous tours in Europe, to the sunny south east coast of Australia and back again. Wonderful singer, wonderful songwriter, wonderful guitarist" - Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music "Ridiculously talented, Konez handles her guitar like she was born with it" - For Folk's Sake "Fabulous guitar work and intense, lyrical songs" - Acoustic Nations MEGAN O'NEILL Originally from Co. Kildare, Ireland Megan O'Neill is one of the UK's most exciting Americana artists. A long-time musician and song-writer, Megan has previously lived in Nashville but now resides full time in London. She released her debut EP 'Coming Home' in May 2015, reaching #1 in Irish country charts & was awarded 'UK EP of the Year' by public vote through W21Music. She has now released a second record (February 2017) with her new 6-piece band 'Megan and the Common Threads'. Megan has had her song 'Don't You' featured on hit ABC TV Show Nashville, three slots at the O2 Arena London for C2C festival, a performance at JJ Abrams' Oscar Wilde party in LA alongside Irish treasure Gavin James and Nashville Meets London Festival. In February 2017, Megan was selected as one of the top 8 Americana songwriter's in the UK and performed at the Americana Music Awards in London. Complex... with an old school country voice. The Irish Independent Seriously fresh mix of modern country and pop, with a fusion of distinctly Irish elements. Timeout Magazine London JESS MORGAN Jess Morgan is a songwriter's songwriter. A cerebral storyteller she takes her cue from roots music and contemporary and upfront British voices like Billy Bragg and storytellers from across the Atlantic like Shawn Colvin and Gretchen Peters. In April 2017 Jess and her label released the album Edison Gloriette on Oxblood coloured vinyl. BBC Wales linchpin Adam Walton said on first play it's a blinder. The record was also well supported by the BBC Folk Show, BBC 6 Music.an folk music press: Some of the most sublime tunes you are likely to hear in a long time. **** R2 As well as crafting songs, Jess has also made a name for herself for her hands-on approach to producing music gaining momentum through limited edition releases, short runs and most recently her own DIY 7″ vinyl records. In a recent article The 405 called her a true DIY artist in her element. Seriously, she does it all." EMMA MCGRATH Emma McGrath is a 17 year old singer-songwriter heralding from Harpenden, North London. Writing her own material since the age of 12, Emma self released her first EP, The Judgement, in November 2014. This was followed up in December 2015 with the self released single Sit With Me, which caught the attention of key media including BBC Introducing who awarded it 'Track Of The Week' twice and Radio 2 where it received plays from both Dermot O'Leary and Bob Harris. Topping off a great 2015, Emma was awarded The PRS Foundation's Lynsey de Paul prize. Over the past 18 months Emma has been working hard building up a close network of writers who have helped to develop her craft and hone her sound. Recognising this The PRS Foundation recently awarded Emma a Women Make Music grant for the development and subsequent release of a mini album. She is now recording with several highly qualified and exciting producers including: Grammy Award winning Jimmy Hogarth, Brit School alumni Jackson and Rhiannon Mair. Scheduled for release early next year, the mini-album will be preceded by several singles, the first of which is slated for January. ROSERED AND THE BUTTERFLIES RoseRed And The Butterflies, aka Lydia Nicolaides is a prolific singer/songwriter from north London Enfield. She pens catchy lyrics and silver-tongued melodies that tell stories in a refreshing and original way. With a mixture of realism, fun, quirkiness and sadness, RoseRed's music can move effortlessly from lightness into dark, and her style crosses a variety of genres, from Folk to Rock; from Country to Reggae. 'Imagine Mary Poppins on acid' playing the guitar and dancing like a pixie. RoseRed released her eagerly awaited debut album 'Just A Glimmer' in 2010 an album which she wrote, recorded, produced and funded herself, in-between several years of playing the London gig circuit and which got voted and won the Fatea Magazine debut album of the year 2010 Award. She has had two of her songs feature in two British Independent Films 'Jesus Versus The Messiah' and 'Chinese Burns'. She has just released her second album New Age Drifter. MIRI Described as the love child of Sting and Edith Piaf, British singer-songwriter MIRI blends heart and grit, distilled through a smooth, melodic pop filter. MIRI's latest release Sound Vibrations is her third EP, blending distinctive soft, smoky and gritty tones with thought provoking heartfelt lyrics; pop songs that speak fluent indie. 'Electric Vibes' has received BBC 6 Radio airplay with Tom Robinson and on Radio DIVA with Heather Peace & Rosie Wilby whilst 'The Plight' was played by John Kennedy on Radio X. Three of MIRI's songs are featured in the film Fear Of Water which screened at the International Women's Film Festival in LA and has been broadcast on TV in the UK. Her track 'Broken City' taken from the film received radio airplay on BBC London. MIRI co-promotes and co-hosts monthly live music night "Blue Monday" at The Boogaloo in London now in its 7th year and collaborating with award winning music venue Green Note on sold out female artist focused events called "Girls To The Front. Performing regularly around the UK & Europe MIRI has gained a reputation for her eclectic gigs and stage presence. Past live shows include 100 Club for The Official Bob Marley Birthday Celebration, Safe Gigs For Women at The Tooting Tram & Social, Bush Hall supporting Laura Veirs and upstairs at Ronnie Scott's. Her European travels have led her to perform at L Fest Del Mar in Spain, Sofar Sounds in Amsterdam as well as Berlin, Ireland and Bergen. Behind the scenes, MIRI works with the charity School Ground Sounds which provide additional opportunities for young people to enhance their musical education. She has been a guest mentor for Wired4Music's drop in for young people aspiring to have a career in music and is on the FAC's (Featured Artist Coalition) BEAT Board.

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The Bully Wee Band

on Sun, 21 Jan 2018 at Bishop's Cleeve The Tithe Barn 7:00pm

Unreserved seating. Free car park. Doors/Bar open at 7pm.

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Miranda Sykes

on Sun, 21 Jan 2018 at Canterbury Goodnestone Park 6:00pm

Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start Tickets £13 online £14 cash or cheque in advance £15 on the door Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with 'Show of Hands' is returning to her roots. After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, she will be touring as she started out: one woman, one bass, and one guitar. Borrowed Places is a project that draws its inspiration primarily from the songs and landscapes of her native Lincolnshire but seen through the eyes of someone who has lived away for many years. The themes are not specific; the land changes, it grows, it shrinks, it adapts and it resists but most of all it lives and breathes. With her sensational voice, and accompanying herself, Miranda interprets the soul of the land and takes her audience on a journey that resonates with us all, wherever we live and it is one you won't want to miss.

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Counters Creek And Solasta

on Mon, 22 Jan 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

Counter's Creek is an acoustic folk trio based in London who make original music inspired by the folk music of the British Isles and beyond. Jigs, reels, grooves from Eastern Europe & West Africa, catchy melodies with closely interwoven harmonies allied to a real sense of swing and dance energy. Solasta are an outstanding folk trio who are fast building a name for themselves on the back of their inventive arrangements, unique sound and exhilarating live performances.Their dynamic interpretations of Celtic based material are rooted firmly in tradition, whilst incorporating elements from diverse musical worlds including classical, jazz and early music.

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Travelling With Thomas: Showcase 3

on Mon, 22 Jan 2018 at London Selkirk Tooting 7:30pm

Travelling with Thomas is a musical journey in the making, exploring the tale and folklore of Thomas the Rhymer. Taken away to Fairyland, Thomas is helped, hindered and challenged as he tries to find his way home with a gift and a burden, in a tale of love, truth and time. Share the journey with Laurel Swift (composer) and Lizzie Watts (designer) as they create a new folk musical of Thomas in a year long collaborative project. Travelling with Thomas is an interactive gig presenting beautiful new songs, music and artwork with some of the finest performers on the scene. In the third of four showcases we explore the most important question in storytelling: Who is telling the tale and whose truth is being told? There's no need to have attended a previous showcase each one is a new sharing of songs, stories, pictures, and an exclusive chance to witness a folk musical in the making.

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Travelling With Thomas: Showcase 3

on Mon, 22 Jan 2018 at London Selkirk Tooting 7:30pm

Travelling with Thomas is a musical journey in the making, exploring the tale and folklore of Thomas the Rhymer. Taken away to Fairyland, Thomas is helped, hindered and challenged as he tries to find his way home with a gift and a burden, in a tale of love, truth and time. Share the journey with Laurel Swift (composer) and Lizzie Watts (designer) as they create a new folk musical of Thomas in a year long collaborative project. Travelling with Thomas is an interactive gig presenting beautiful new songs, music and artwork with some of the finest performers on the scene. In the third of four showcases we explore the most important question in storytelling: Who is telling the tale and whose truth is being told? There's no need to have attended a previous showcase each one is a new sharing of songs, stories, pictures, and an exclusive chance to witness a folk musical in the making.

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The Fretless

on Tue, 23 Jan 2018 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 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Juno award-winning Canadian supergroup The Fretless (2017 Instrumental Album of The Year) also picked up two nominations in the Canadian Folk Music Awards (Best Contemporary Album and Instrumental Group of The Year). The accolade was great news for a band that continues to grow in stature around the world, seen by many as one of the most powerfully charged forces on the roots music circuit. Previously, they had gathered in some similarly impressive honours on their home turf but it took the release of the current album, Bird's Nest, to win them the attention they deserved on this side of the Atlantic. Consistently given four and five-star ratings, Songlines magazine loved its plethora of thrilling moments while fRoots magazine placed them in the elite category. Maverick magazine said their music was enchanting and beautifully-spun, and RNR magazine said it was high quality, inventive and absolutely full of life and energy.

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Travelling With Thomas: Showcase 3

on Tue, 23 Jan 2018 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:30pm

Travelling with Thomas is a musical journey in the making, exploring the tale and folklore of Thomas the Rhymer. Taken away to Fairyland, Thomas is helped, hindered and challenged as he tries to find his way home with a gift and a burden, in a tale of love, truth and time. Share the journey with Laurel Swift (composer) and Lizzie Watts (designer) as they create a new folk musical of Thomas in a year long collaborative project. Travelling with Thomas is an interactive gig presenting beautiful new songs, music and artwork with some of the finest performers on the scene. In the third of four showcases we explore the most important question in storytelling: Who is telling the tale and whose truth is being told? There's no need to have attended a previous showcase each one is a new sharing of songs, stories, pictures, and an exclusive chance to witness a folk musical in the making.

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Travelling With Thomas: Showcase 3

on Tue, 23 Jan 2018 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:30pm

Travelling with Thomas is a musical journey in the making, exploring the tale and folklore of Thomas the Rhymer. Taken away to Fairyland, Thomas is helped, hindered and challenged as he tries to find his way home with a gift and a burden, in a tale of love, truth and time. Share the journey with Laurel Swift (composer) and Lizzie Watts (designer) as they create a new folk musical of Thomas in a year long collaborative project. Travelling with Thomas is an interactive gig presenting beautiful new songs, music and artwork with some of the finest performers on the scene. In the third of four showcases we explore the most important question in storytelling: Who is telling the tale and whose truth is being told? There's no need to have attended a previous showcase each one is a new sharing of songs, stories, pictures, and an exclusive chance to witness a folk musical in the making.

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Jack Carty

on Wed, 24 Jan 2018 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. -------- Introducing Jack Carty. Award winning, critically acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Jack Carty is relocating to the UK! To celebrate, he's playing an intimate London residency at Camden's Green Note on Tues 9th, Tues 16th and Weds 24th of January 2018. Each show will be dedicated to each of his last 3 albums: 'Break Your Own Heart', 'Esk' and 'Home State', all of which have found their way into hearts and homes across Australia, The UK and the world through: rave reviews; years of constant touring; appearances at Primavera Sound and South By South West; national awards including an APRA Professional Development Award and the gong for MusicOz Singer-Songwriter Of The Year; and the kind of gorgeous turn-of-phrase and knack for melody that will have you humming away on the train home. After supporting Keston Cobblers Club on all dates of their 'Almost Home' UK album tour in April 2017, and the hugely successful release of his fourth album 'Home State' last summer (hitting Number 1 on the Australian Independent Album Chart), Jack will get acquainted with his new home via a regional tour in November-December 2017, and the London Residency in January 2018. Jack Carty's story stands as testament to the power of great songs, grassroots determination and a spellbinding live show. It's been a huge year for Carty, touring his self-recorded, independently released, chart topping 4th album 'Home State' to theatres, halls, churches and special spaces across Australia, New Zealand and The UK with every show, cementing his reputation as a writer and performer of incredible depth and imagination. "Carty might well have found his happy place" ★★★★ Mike Alexander, THE SUNDAY STAR TIMES "A warm, thought-provoking album full of phrases that return to play repeatedly in one's head Sue Barrett, RHYTHMS MAGAZINE www.jackcarty.com

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Merry Hell (acoustic)

on Wed, 24 Jan 2018 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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New Roots: Turya

on Wed, 24 Jan 2018 at London The Old Queens Head;'' 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30 pm Nearest tube Angel, 5 mins walk Please note- the venue consists of both seating and standing areas. Please arrive early to ensure a seat. Nicki Wells, the exceptionally gifted singer and songwriter behind TURYA, takes inspiration from Indian classical music, which she studied as a teenager. The name comes from Turiya, a Sanskrit word, meaning a state of pure consciousness, the silence one experiences after sound. This influence is echoed throughout her new single 'Falling'. Taken form her Nitin Sawhney produced debut album 'Ocean', TURYA's uniquely original sound fuses elements of Western folk, roots and pop with clasical Indian foundations. With influences rooted in her personal experiences, Nicki was born in South London, but grew up in the foothills of the Himalayas. TURYA's vocal and songwriting approach is a cultivated collection of melodies, combined with uniquely captivating, bittersweet and moving vocals. It's these elements that have shaped her 'Ocean' album. TURYA describes her unconventional background, and how it impacted on her music 'I grew up in Himachal Pradesh between the ages of 6 and 10, and just absorbed the sound, colours and culture of the region,' she explains. 'It was also very international we were with kids from India, America, Australia, Austria, all different parts of the world. Growing up with so many different languages and accents, I became very open to different ways of communicating. That's how my musical ear began to develop; listening to an array of different sounds and languages' Singing primarily in English, TURYA's music represents an artist who is vast in her range, and clear in her emotional appeal. TURYA YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCorNpl7mx8 Anjana Vasan is a hugely exciting newly emerging British Roots singer-songwriter. Her debut EP, 'Too Dark For Country' , produced by BBC Folk Award winner Ben Walker, was released in Sept 2017. Combining folk and country songwriting styles with superbly soulful blues voice, Vasan taps into the same deep well of folk, country and blues that Valerie June uses so well- hers are songs of real weight, beautifully crafted and delivered with an unforgettable voice. ANJANA VASAN YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgnQFtJ6IA8 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: http://www.newrootsevents.com/ New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Steve Turner / Ninebarrow

on Thu, 25 Jan 2018 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

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

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Steve Turner / Ninebarrow

on Thu, 25 Jan 2018 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

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

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George Shovlin & George Lamb

on Thu, 25 Jan 2018 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

Blues at the Launderette Door 7pm. We are a mix of seating and standing (mostly seating). e have a fully licenced bar with craft beers and fancy pants gins.

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The House Devils.

on Thu, 25 Jan 2018 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:05pm

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Andreas Tophøj And Rune Barslund

on Thu, 25 Jan 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Danish duo Andreas Tophøj and Rune Barslund perform with violin, accordion and viola. The accomplished duo has its roots in Jutland, Denmark, and emerged from the folk scene formed around the Academy of Music in Odense, which until recently was named after composer and musician Carl Nielsen. Like the famous composer, the sound of the duo is closely linked to the Danish folk tradition, but the two young musicians also offer a new interpretation of Danish folk influenced by music from various countries and traditions.

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Dunajska Kapelye

on Thu, 25 Jan 2018 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Join virtuoso jazz violinist Piotr Jordan and his ensemble Dunajska Kapelye on a rip-roaring journey through Eastern Europe - and enjoy everything from the most heart-rending Gypsy ballads to roof-raising Romanian dances. Joined on double bass by Paul Moylan and Tim Karp on guitar - both leading exponents of the Gypsy genre. This promises to be a thrilling and mesmerising evening. Authentic Gypsy and Balkan music to fill the heart and leave you with "a big stupid grin on your face" (Metro)

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Songs Of Cosmotheka And Merrymaker With Dave And Dan Sealey And Adam Barry

on Thu, 25 Jan 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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New Roots: Michele Stodart (full Band Show) / Ned Roberts

on Thu, 25 Jan 2018 at London The Old Queens Head;'' 7:30pm

MICHELE STODART: 'A THING OF PERFECTION' FRUK / NED ROBERTS: '..ONE TO GET REALLY EXCITED ABOUT' LAUREN LAVERNE, BBC 6 MUSIC Doors open 7.30 pm. Ned Roberts on stage 8.15 pm sharp. Michele Stodart on stage 9.15 pm sharp. Please note the venue consists of seated and standing areas. Please arrive early to ensure a seat. Nearest tube Angel, 5 mins walk. 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 Stodart has turned into an artist whose work stands up to 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 Not long after writing his first songs London artist Ned Roberts 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 and Europe extensively, both on his own and as support to Anais Mitchell, Joe Pug, Micah P. Hinson, The Delines and Sarabeth Tucek. In 2017 he released his second album 'Outside My Mind', again with producer Luther Russell at the helm, 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, Roberts' songs sit comfortably amongst the classics of the Laurel Canyon era. He plays tonight with full band accompaniment. 'Absolutely gorgeous stuff...one to really get excited about' Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music '★★★★' The Guardian '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 WATCH NED ROBERTS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdXJHKiQSRk 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: http://www.newrootsevents.com/ New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Tom Lewis

on Thu, 25 Jan 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

All aboard for a nautical night! With a repertoire ranging from traditional shanties to songs fashioned out of his own seafaring experience (24 years in the Royal Navy), Tom takes us on a voyage by turns reflective, dramatic and humorous. He accompanies on button accordion and ukulele but above all it is his clear and powerful voice which entertains.

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Tom Lewis

on Thu, 25 Jan 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

All aboard for a nautical night! With a repertoire ranging from traditional shanties to songs fashioned out of his own seafaring experience (24 years in the Royal Navy), Tom takes us on a voyage by turns reflective, dramatic and humorous. He accompanies on button accordion and ukulele but above all it is his clear and powerful voice which entertains.

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Alvin Youngblood Hart - Muscle Theory

on Fri, 26 Jan 2018 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Venue opens 19.00 Standing tickets

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Steve Knightley

on Fri, 26 Jan 2018 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 7:30pm

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Lucky Peterson

on Fri, 26 Jan 2018 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Lucky Peterson is the most dangerous triple threat working in the blues. He has gained a reputation as one of the most preeminent performers of the modern era. A searing lead guitarist, fantastic organist, and first-rate vocalist, Lucky's many talents are truly mind-boggling. Peterson is prime-rich in roots but performs in the present, but that's just what one would expect from an artist with Peterson's resumé. His career began when he was just a child. Growing up in Buffalo, NY, Peterson was exposed to music his whole life; his father owned The Governor's Inn, one of the area's most renowned blues clubs. Willie Dixon produced Peterson's first record when he was but five years old, the R&B hit, '1-2-3-4.' This resulted in television appearances for the blues prodigy on such shows as The Tonight Show, The Ed Sullivan Show, and What's My Line. As a teenager he attended Buffalo Academy of Performing Arts before paying dues in the bands of Etta James and Otis Rush. One of the most versatile players working in the blues, Peterson has since performed with a long list of greats, including B.B. King and Albert Collins. His 1993 Verve debut 'I'm Ready', announced the arrival of a new force in the blues, while his 1996 collaboration with the legendary Mavis Staples saw him displaying his gospel chops and influences. Peterson's previous dates also include 1994's 'Beyond Cool', 1996's 'Lifetime', 1997's 'Move' (all on Verve), and 1999's 'Lucky Peterson', his first for Blue Thumb Records.

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Swarb! It Suits Him Well - Martin Carthy, John Kirkpatrick, Jason Wilson Band, Simon Swarbrick

on Fri, 26 Jan 2018 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and after the live music * Live music 8pm onwards * 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 £17/15 * 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. If you are unable to be there at 7pm, please contact us prior to the day of the event and we will do our best to help. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held after the live music starts, 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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Swarb! It Suits Him Well - Martin Carthy, John Kirkpatrick, Jason Wilson Band, Simon Swarbrick

on Fri, 26 Jan 2018 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and after the live music * Live music 8pm onwards * 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 £17/15 * 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. If you are unable to be there at 7pm, please contact us prior to the day of the event and we will do our best to help. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held after the live music starts, 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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Paul Jones & Dave Kelly - From The Blues Band

on Fri, 26 Jan 2018 at Stow-on-the-Wold St. Edward's Church 7:30pm

Paul was the original front-man with the group Manfred Mann, and co-composer of the signature tune for Ready, Steady, Go! He was at the forefront of the 60s pop revolution, with million-selling records alongside the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Animals. In 1979 he founded The Blues Band, which helped kick start another boom in Blues music. The band has now recorded about 17 albums, not counting compilations and repackagings.  On radio, Paul worked for five years on the BBC's World Service, and has broadcast on all five BBC Radio networks as musician, DJ, actor, critic and Desert Island Discs castaway; he also contributed a set of questions to Mastermind. The classic pairing with Blues Band acoustic guitarist Dave Kelly has proved a runaway success, and the basis for an extremely cool intimate evening. Free Parking in The Square, Stow after 6PM. Doors open for drinks 6.30PM

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Holywell Music And Folk Presents Xogara

on Fri, 26 Jan 2018 at Oxford Holywell Rooms 7:00pm

Holywell Music and Folk was born out of a desire and passion to bring live music to the heart of Oxford. Hailing from Oxford via Galicia,Wales, and the West Country, Xogara bring everything you might expect of an Anglo-Cymraeg- Galego four-piece. These acoustic multi-instrumentalists play with verve and gusto to complement the subtlety to be found in their arrangements of traditional and contemporary music from all over the British Isles, Galicia and beyond. Featuring Jo Hamilton - Flute, Saprano Sax. John Ruddock - Guitar, Bouzouki Vocals. Siriol Davis - Percussion, Oboe Vocals. Mano Panforreteiro - Whistle, Gaita, Pandeireta, Sanding Blocks. The band have a growing reputation for originality and a superb live set, and have just released a new EP. https://xogara.bandcamp.com/

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Rosa Rebecka & Friends

on Fri, 26 Jan 2018 at Barnstaple The Plough @ St Anne's 7:30pm

Acclaimed Swedish singer/songwriter Rosa Rebecka returns to St Anne's with an evening of acoustic music to delight the ears. Her haunting voice is joined by the lush harmonies of singers from The Resonance, a group of promising young vocalists from North Devon. We are delighted to be presenting live events in this beautiful Grade One listed former chapel in the heart of Barnstaple. There are only 55 seats available so book early. Due to the design of the building there is currently no access for wheelchair users. Bar available.

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The Fobo Jug Band

on Fri, 26 Jan 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... The FoBo Jug Band are a ragtime country-blues outfit sure to get your feet stomping. With one foot firmly routed in the sounds of the Mississippi, these three talented young men will hypnotise you with their guitar, piano, harp and washboard melodies of old.

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Tom Kitching & Zoe Mulford

on Fri, 26 Jan 2018 at Guildford Institute 7:45pm

Tom Kitching has appeared at the club several times before, in a duo with Gren Bartley and as a member of Pilgrim's Way, and now returns with American Singer Songwriter Zoe Mulford. Raised near Philadelphia, Zoe took up the guitar and fell in love with the banjo during a twelve-year stint in Durham, North Carolina. Four years in Washington, DC introduced her to the community of contemporary songwriters and in 2006 she moved to the north of England. She invited Tom, described by Rock'n'Reel Magazine as "In the first rank of English fiddlers", to play on her latest album and the duo was formed.

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Tom Kitching & Zoe Mulford

on Fri, 26 Jan 2018 at Guildford Institute 7:45pm

Tom Kitching has appeared at the club several times before, in a duo with Gren Bartley and as a member of Pilgrim's Way, and now returns with American Singer Songwriter Zoe Mulford. Raised near Philadelphia, Zoe took up the guitar and fell in love with the banjo during a twelve-year stint in Durham, North Carolina. Four years in Washington, DC introduced her to the community of contemporary songwriters and in 2006 she moved to the north of England. She invited Tom, described by Rock'n'Reel Magazine as "In the first rank of English fiddlers", to play on her latest album and the duo was formed.

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Anna Coogan

on Fri, 26 Jan 2018 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:00pm

ANNA COOGAN MAKES HER FIRST VISIT TO KINGSMEAD HOUSE CONCERTS TO PROMOTE HER LATEST RELEASE . THE LONELY CRY OF SPACE & TIME.

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The Bar Steward Sons Of Val Doonican.

on Fri, 26 Jan 2018 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Hailing from Barnsley Rock City in t'North, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican are on a mission! Determined to follow in their spiritual father's immortal footsteps and keep his legacy alive, they have a talent for Bar-Stewardizing other famous people's songs with new comedy lyrics, on acoustic geetar, ukulele, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, accordion, keyboard and kazoo. To complete their squeaky-clean image, estranged brothers Scott, Björn and Alan have become instantly recognisable for their immaculate hair and their stylish choice of knitwear. The Bar-Steward Sons have, in their 11 year history played over 800 side-splitting shows and have brought smiles and belly-laughs to audiences across the UK; from Barnsley to Barnstaple, from Glasgow to Glastonbury. They continue to wow audiences with a fine selection of their greatest hits, including the likes of Jump Ararnd, Tarnlife, The Lady In Greggs, "Nandos", Fight For Your Pint, "Bono Bloody Bono", "Since You've Been Ron", "She's From Dodworth", "Walking In Manpiss" and If I Could Punch A Face It'd Be Justin Bieber's.

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Martin Stephenson

on Sat, 27 Jan 2018 at Retford St Saviour's Community Centre 7:00pm

Doors open : 19.00 First half : 19.45 - ish Pies and peas : 20.30 - ish Second half : 21.00 - ish Bring your own drinks of choice

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Martin Stephenson

on Sat, 27 Jan 2018 at Retford St Saviour's Community Centre 7:00pm

Doors open : 19.00 First half : 19.45 - ish Pies and peas : 20.30 - ish Second half : 21.00 - ish Bring your own drinks of choice

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Blue Rose Code

on Sat, 27 Jan 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Edinburgh born Ross Wilson spent his creative formative years in East London, then moved to South England to be by the sea's energy but it is in his homecoming that he has found where his heart is. Life wasn't always simple for Wilson. I have swapped one type of chaos for another says Wilson.

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Andreas Tophøj And Rune Barslund

on Sat, 27 Jan 2018 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Andreas Tophøj and Rune Barslund are two accomplished young Danish musicians, performing on violin, accordion and viola to produce a sound closely linked to the Danish folk tradition but influenced by music from various countries and traditions. Inspired by periods living in Ireland and the USA and from encounters with Celtic and Nordic musicians and musical cultures, their repertoire mainly features original compositions and is distinguished by high levels of musical and technical skill as well as captivating ensemble playing. The duo emerged from the vibrant folk scene formed around the Academy of Music in Odense and are also known from other bands such as ZAR, Kasír and Basco. Their track, 'The Danish Immigrant' was awarded track of the year at the Danish Music Awards Folk in 2012. Armed with violin, viola, piano, accordion and whistle, the music was carefully crafted and professionally delivered with the ease of a duo who have been working together for years and years (www.folkatthefroize.co.uk); 'If you are looking for something fresh, something to make your music a little less predictable, there's enough spice on this Danish to keep you sweet for months.' (Seán Laffey, Irish Music Magazine); 'With these five moving pieces the artists have created a musical gem' (Bernd Münzer, Folker) Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Andreas Tophøj And Rune Barslund

on Sat, 27 Jan 2018 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Andreas Tophøj and Rune Barslund are two accomplished young Danish musicians, performing on violin, accordion and viola to produce a sound closely linked to the Danish folk tradition but influenced by music from various countries and traditions. Inspired by periods living in Ireland and the USA and from encounters with Celtic and Nordic musicians and musical cultures, their repertoire mainly features original compositions and is distinguished by high levels of musical and technical skill as well as captivating ensemble playing. The duo emerged from the vibrant folk scene formed around the Academy of Music in Odense and are also known from other bands such as ZAR, Kasír and Basco. Their track, 'The Danish Immigrant' was awarded track of the year at the Danish Music Awards Folk in 2012. Armed with violin, viola, piano, accordion and whistle, the music was carefully crafted and professionally delivered with the ease of a duo who have been working together for years and years (www.folkatthefroize.co.uk); 'If you are looking for something fresh, something to make your music a little less predictable, there's enough spice on this Danish to keep you sweet for months.' (Seán Laffey, Irish Music Magazine); 'With these five moving pieces the artists have created a musical gem' (Bernd Münzer, Folker) Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Mandolin Orange

on Sat, 27 Jan 2018 at Manchester Gullivers 8:00pm

Manchester debut for acclaimed bluegrass duo. Please note this is a standing show.

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Holy Moly And The Crackers

on Sat, 27 Jan 2018 at Macclesfield Mottram Village Hall 7:15pm

Mottram Village Hall, Wilmslow Old Rd, Mottram St.Andrew, Macclesfield SK10 4QP

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Dom Pipkin

on Sat, 27 Jan 2018 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... Playing the piano since childhood, Dom Pipkin studied at the Guildhall School of Music and the Royal Academy of music in London, but found his restless spirit drove him to playing with jazz and blues bands as a more practical education. He travelled the world with Errol Linton's Blues Vibe, discovering the New Orleans piano sound of Dr John and Professor Longhair along the way. He has played and studied in New Orleans many times with Jon Cleary, and opened up on the piano for Dr John in 2006, and for Screamin' Jay Hawkins in 1998. He has recorded as a session player on many albums, including with David Byrne, Ray Davies from the Kinks, Cornershop, and Morcheeba on their million selling 'Big Calm' album. He has played solo piano for film director legend Stanley Kubrik, and ran a successful New Orleans music night at the world famous Ronnie Scott's jazz club in London for two years with many great guest musicians visiting. He is widely accepted one of the best interpreters of New Orleans piano in the UK, writes about and promotes New Orleans music, and leads the band 'Dom & The Iko's', current favourites on the international festival and blues circuit, holds down a couple of London piano residencies, and was until recently Musical Director for British international pop sensation Paloma Faith, with countless TV, radio, and live appearances throughout the globe.

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Ben Waters

on Sat, 27 Jan 2018 at Manningtree Red Lion 8:00pm

We are pleased to welcome the king of boogie-woogie back to the Red Lion with special guests Back Porch. Doors open at 8pm with the music starting at 8.15pm.

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Alden, Patterson & Dashwood

on Sat, 27 Jan 2018 at Cambridge NCI Club 7:15pm

ALDEN, PATTERSON, DASHWOOD - Folk/Americana from Norwich - rich vocal harmonies with fiddle, dobro, guitar and Mandolin .... winners of the 2017 Ely Folk Festival Band Competition.

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Zoe Mulford & Tom Kitching @ Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 27 Jan 2018 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards 7:30pm

Neither of these artists is a stranger to the club, Zoe having been an Open Night featured artist, and Tom being the archetypal musical tart, performing at Shammick Acoustic with both Gren Bartley and Gavin Davenport. This, however, is a new collaboration, formed in the making of Zoe's fifth album, 'Small Brown Birds'. Hailing originally from Philadelphia, Zoe has lived in several areas of the United States, taking up guitar, banjo and songwriting in her progress, moving to the north of England in 2006. She charms her audiences with powerful, story-driven songs, an engaging stage presence and a laid-back vocal style. Tom plays fiddle and mandolin, but is particularly known for the former, of which he is an absolute master. He has a unique, vibrant style full of exuberance, energy and wit, yet capable of expressing extraordinary emotional depth. According to Mike Harding, he is one of the best English fiddlers ever! Combine that accompanying ability with a brilliant, highly original songwriter who delivers her music with warmth, sincerity and a bit of a twinkle, and you have the recipe for a fantastic first concert of the year!

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Songwriters In The Round - Charlie Dore + Jack Henderson + Special Guest Tba

on Sun, 28 Jan 2018 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. -------- SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND Nashville style Songwriters Circle, with some of UK's most exciting singer songwriters... CHARLIE DORE Dark Matteran amazingly astute, moving, intelligent and connected songwritera voice like Kate McGarrigle meets Dory Previn. Wonderful. - Mike Harding Charlie Dore is one of the UK's most respected songwriters. In an unusually diverse career her songs have won two Ascap awards, an Ivor Novello nomination, both the Overall Grand and the Folk Prize from the International Acoustic Music Awards and Best Album Lyrics from the US Indie Acoustic Project. She has also worked as an actress in theatre, film and tv and co-founded London Comedy Impro venue, The Hurricane Club, which ran for 7 years. While her own albums favour her more eclectic/roots leanings, she is one of a handful of UK writers to achieve success across many genres, defined by the range of artists to have recorded her songs, including Tina Turner, George Harrison, Celine Dion, Lisa Stansfield, Paul Carrack, Ricky Ross and Jimmy Nail, notching up along the way a UK No 1, a US No 4 and Top10 hits in Italy, Germany and France. She has also composed for three BBC drama series and two films. Charlie released her 9th album, Dark Matter in 2017 and is currently touring the UK with long-time collaborater Julian Littman. She still enjoys writing for and with other artists and also mentors emerging songwriters when she's not touring. 'A songwriter of exceptional talentwhat singles Dore out from the rest is her lyrics. One of the UK's most original talents.' - Rock&Reel JACK HENDERSON There's an ageless quality to Jack Henderson's songwriting, reminiscent of Leonard Cohen's wittier moments, or even early Tom Waits in his barfly-poet persona' - Clash Magazine 'Henderson is a crooner and a rocker, a romantic and a raconteur singing dark, moody songs' - Maverick Henderson has the travelled air of a Jack Kerouac: born in Scotland, brought up in Portsmouth and London before heading west. As well as performing his own material during his years in the States Henderson toured and recorded extensively with Americana band Over The Rhine, rootsy Canadian outfit Cowboy Junkies and shared stages with the likes of Buddy Miller, Sarah Mclachlan and Ron Sexsmith. Henderson's latest studio album, This Daring Light, was recorded in New York with Patti Smith's producer and bass player, Tony Shanahan and features contributions from Marc Ribot, (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello), Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan, Paul Simon), Jon Graboff (Ryan Adams, Sheryl Crow). However, as Jack is keen to point out - 'The most important thing remains the song. That's what has to stand up. If it doesn't everything else is a waste of time'. + Special guest to complete the circle - will be announced nearer the time.

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Sarah Mcquaid

on Sun, 28 Jan 2018 at Canterbury The Black Robin Inn 6:00pm

Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start Tickets £12 online £13 cash or cheque in advance £14 on the door The precision and sophistication of the writing and playing blows me away. I am so glad to be involved, writes guitar legend Michael Chapman in his introduction to Sarah McQuaid's fifth solo album If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous which he offered to produce after meeting Sarah at a festival where they were both on the bill. Recently honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Ards International Guitar Festival in Northern Ireland, Sarah's also drawn critical praise for her voice (which has been variously likened to malt whiskey and melted chocolate) and her engaging rapport with audiences: I've attended hundreds of concerts of all kinds, and her subtle mastery onstage launches her straight into my fave shows ever, wrote The Huffington Post. Born in Madrid (to a Spanish father and an American mother), raised in Chicago and now living in Cornwall, Sarah McQuaid was taught piano and guitar by her folk-singing mother and from the age of twelve was embarking on tours of the US and Canada with the Chicago Children's Choir. She moved to Ireland in 1994, working as a music journalist and magazine editor. In 2007, she re-released her 1997 debut solo album, When Two Lovers Meet, and launched her solo career with a performance on Irish national television. Recently dubbed guitar queen by one festival organiser, Sarah is also known for her use of the DADGAD tuning. She is the author of The Irish DADGAD Guitar Book, described by The Irish Times as a godsend to aspiring traditional guitarists, with a follow-­‐up book on the way that will focus on DADGAD song accompaniment. She regularly presents workshops on the DADGAD tuning (as well as on songwriting, tour booking and more) at festivals, music schools and venues around the globe. Sarah was just fantastic, she had a sold out audience captivated from start to finish at Ards Arts Centre, Co. Down. A beautiful voice and technically accomplished player. Emily Crawford, Ards Arts Centre, Northern Ireland

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Alden, Patterson & Dashwood

on Sun, 28 Jan 2018 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

Norwich based folk / Americana trio Alden Patterson and Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin around beautifully written original songs and melodies. Their music takes influence from folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic with uplifting instrumentals and self- penned songs depicting tales of young travellers, sleepy seas and their affection for home. "It's lovely stuff" Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show 2016 "Something of enormous promise" Songlines "Talented and poetic triumvirate" - R2 www.aldenpattersonanddashwood.com

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Mandolin Orange

on Mon, 29 Jan 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Amazing bluegrass duo return to the Greystones

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Michele And Romeo Stodart Present.....

on Mon, 29 Jan 2018 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 residency at Green Note last year, Mercury Prize nominees The Magic Numbers' brother and sister Romeo and Michele Stodart, return to host another series of dates, featuring special guests and friends that they've played with over the years... The evening will feature performances from the hosts, plus special guests - TBA. These nights usually sell out well in advance, so we recommend buying your tickets now! This aims to be an evening with a real touch of magic!

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Tyler Childers

on Mon, 29 Jan 2018 at Brighton Komedia 7:30pm

One Inch Badge presents Tyler Childers + Support Komedia (Studio) Monday 29th January £11adv 19:30

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Ft. Aynsley Lister

on Tue, 30 Jan 2018 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

With his hard hitting rhythms and guitar work reminiscent of a young Clapton, Lister is one of very few artists playing blues-infused rock with a modern edge - heartfelt, soul searching and full of fine song-writing played with both passion and vitality. Fresh from his richly deserved accolade as "Guitarist of the Year" in the British Blues Awards and straight out of the studio, Aynsley Lister is back on tour armed with his brand new studio album. This is a show not to be missed! An absolute masterclass in art of guitar playing with immense touch, technique and tone. - Nigel Foster Superb - The Times

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Mandolin Orange

on Tue, 30 Jan 2018 at Nottingham The Running Horse 7:30pm

Brilliant US bluegrass duo play Nottingham's home of real music for the first time

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Calum Stewart Quartet

on Tue, 30 Jan 2018 at London Heath Street Church 7:30pm

A leading Uilleann Piper, Calum Stewart's powerful and lyrical playing style is rooted in the traditional music of his native northern Scotland. His distinct music voice has been developed through collaborations within the Scottish, Irish and Breton traditions. An astounding Uilleann Piper Music that runs as pure as a Highland stream. ACOUSTIC Magazine. Calum's Wooden Flute is endlessly expressive, with wondrously flexible intonation and a driving rhythmic style. Add flawless technique in three octaves, and a composing talent to boot: this is a rare and precious combination. Irish Music Magazine. Bright, forthright playing on the Uilleann Pipes and passionate mobility on the flute. Glasgow Sunday Herald. Prodigious flute playing. The Living Tradition.

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Swarb! It Suits Him Well. Official Tribute Tour

on Wed, 31 Jan 2018 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Megson

on Wed, 31 Jan 2018 at Manchester St Paul's Church Withington 7:00pm

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

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Sadie Jemmett - Album Launch

on Wed, 31 Jan 2018 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. -------- Sadie Jemmett Live At The Green Note Back in July 2017 British singer-songwriter Sadie Jemmett played one of her favourite London venues The Green Note in Camden. It was a hot summer night and Sadie played an electrifying gig to a packed and appreciative audience, showcasing new songs from her next studio album as well as favourites from her last two albums, The Blacksmith's Girl (2013) and London Love Songs (2015). For those that missed her concert in July, Sadie recorded her set and will release Sadie Jemmett Live at The Green Note with a very special return to the London venue on Wednesday 31 January 2018. Apart from select shows and festival appearances, Sadie has been busy in her home studio for most of 2017 writing material for her new album, theatre and film. The live album launch night promises to be a wonderful return to The Green Note and the start of a busy period for Sadie and early booking is highly recommended.

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Johnny Dowd And Melle De Boer

on Wed, 31 Jan 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

If two people mine the same territory long enough, they'll eventually meet. Johnny Dowd and Melle de Boer have been digging deep into the human soul for a long time. Like Orpheus, they go to the underworld and make beautiful songs about their journeys. Now their journeys are coming together in a collaborative performance. They will tour the Benelux and the UK as a double bill in January and February 2018. They'll play their songsold songs, new songs. It won't be a sleepy singer-songwriter night. It will be electric, chaotic, hard and ugly, soft and beautiful. They'll combine their individual stories to provide a new, unforgettable, and unique performance. They'll each do a set of their own songs, then together they will perform a set of traditional songs interpreted in an unconventional way. Behind the music will be visualsdrawings, photos.

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Lucy Farrell

on Wed, 31 Jan 2018 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Lucy Farrell is at last embarking on the solo career so many have been hoping for, since first hearing her exquisite renditions of traditional ballads and quietly moving original songs. An inveterate collaborator, the news that Lucy is to take centre stage in her own right comes as a welcome surprise to all those who've been entranced by her haunting and quintessentially English voice, subtle and instinctive musicianship and her ability to connect emotionally with an audience while adhering to the great Shirley Collins' adage that in folk music the singer should never get in the way of the song.

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Teddy Thompson

on Wed, 31 Jan 2018 at Lyme Regis Marine Theatre 7:30pm

Son of legendary folk musicians Linda and Richard Thompson, Teddy is an acclaimed singer-songwriter with a career that has consistently attracted critical praise. His music is part folk and part pop. The New York Times calls his work beautifully finessed. Teddy released his first, self titled album in 2000. In 2002, Thompson played a key role in drawing his mother out of a 17-year musical retirement to record her landmark disc Fashionably Late, which he played on and co-produced. In 2008, Thompson released the upbeat and highly acclaimed, A Piece of What You Need, which was declared one of this year's best by The Guardian and debuted at #9 in the UK's pop charts. A fifth album, Bella, was released February 2011 to much acclaim and led to touring the world with Elton John among other things. In 2014 Thompson gathered his musical clan to release Family, one of the folk records of the year which garnered a multi page, in depth piece from The New York Times. This is an unusual opportunity to hear Teddy Thompson perform in a small venue. Teddy Thompson Wednesday 31 January 2018, 1930 £15 advance / £17 on the door Tickets from marinetheatre.com or TIC on 01297 442138 Booking Fee May Apply

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Devines At The Harrison

on Thu, 1 Feb 2018 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

DEVINES play an intimate show in the Basement at the wonderful Harrison, near Kingscross, London

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Eduardo Niebla

on Thu, 1 Feb 2018 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

If you don't know the stunning guitar playing of Eduardo Niebla, you're in for a treat. The virtuoso Spanish guitarist makes music that transcends genres and crosses barriers; brilliant flamenco jazz fusion, full of passion and verve.

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Songdog

on Thu, 1 Feb 2018 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

Songdog is a vehicle for the songs of Lyndon Morgans (from Blackwood in South Wales) with accompaniment from Karl Woodward (guitar/banjo/mandolin), Dave Paterson (drums/accordion) and Jasper Salmon (violin). Songdog's latest album "Joy Street" has four star reviews from Mojo, Maverick and the Mirror as well as a 9/10 from Americana UK amongst others. Best described as "folk noir" Songdog make powerful emotional music that cuts to the heart like no other band. "Dylan Thomas meets Ray Davies backed by The Waterboys" - Uncut.

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Clive Carroll

on Thu, 1 Feb 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

A welcome return by this virtuoso acoustic guitarist with his joyfully eclectic repertoire: everything from 16th century lute music to jazz standards, delta blues, Irish reels and his own ground-breaking compositions, and with his main instrument a Ralph Bown model made right here in York! NOTE that instead of floor singers tonight we have a support set by touring American duo, songwriter Brigid Kaelin & banjo legend Steve Cooley.

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Clive Carroll

on Thu, 1 Feb 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

A welcome return by this virtuoso acoustic guitarist with his joyfully eclectic repertoire: everything from 16th century lute music to jazz standards, delta blues, Irish reels and his own ground-breaking compositions, and with his main instrument a Ralph Bown model made right here in York! NOTE that instead of floor singers tonight we have a support set by touring American duo, songwriter Brigid Kaelin & banjo legend Steve Cooley.

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Marie Danielle

on Thu, 1 Feb 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Marie Danielle is an indie folk singer-songwriter from Harrisburg, PA who now calls the road home after a few years each in NYC and LA. Her dark and clever songwriting connects to audiences with its naked honesty about love, loss and addiction. Within a year of her first live show, Marie was touring throughout the US and Europe. Before her debut record was even released, her song 'One of My Kind' was featured on an episode of Showtime's series 'Billions.' Marie had played her songs in private until a brush with death in a violent domestic relationship lent her the courage to reach out to an artist she greatly admires, Simone Felice. Marie sent her demos to this founding member of the internationally acclaimed Catskill Mountain based Felice Brothers, whose seminal self-titled album remains one of the most influential works of this century's indie folk revival. Simone and Marie started a cross country collaboration when he recognized the magic of her track 'Tinseltown'. Soon after, Marie and her friend Christian Wargo, of the folk band Fleet Foxes, left LA for Woodstock, NY to begin recording with Simone and his production partner David Baron. What started as an EP grew into a full-length record Hustler, featuring Felice, Wargo and even the original lineup of The Felice Brothers who back Marie up for the first single 'Soldier', a travelling song to which they lend their swagger. Hustler, which has been called 'Intoxicating' (AXS.com) and 'Spectacular' (Ear to The Ground Music) also includes a cinematic cover of Conor Oberst's 'White Shoes'. Hustler got people paying attention. Marie is currently recording her second album at Matt Patton's (Drive-By Truckers, Dexateens) Dial Back Sound. She is working closely with co-owner Bronson Tew who will co-produce the album with Marie. The forthcoming release will be a departure in sound and style from her earlier work. Marie assembled a band using members from the Jackson, MS band Young Valley and the end result is something bigger and darker than Hustler. http://mariedaniellemusic.com/ soundcloud.com/marie_danielle https://www.facebook.com/MarieDanielleMusic/ twitter.com/marie_d_music https://www.instagram.com/mariedaniellemusic/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcObuUcA_sVxbjr38k_umcg/videos Alfredo Salvati Italian born, South American rooted storyteller based in London, singing to the world. Started his career trying to get some sound out of a cheap Magyar red guitar found in a second hand shop in a village South of Rome. Introduced to the great 60s and 70s international music by his mother, introduced to sophisticated Italian pop by his father, the result is a strange mix you might want to check out. Started studying music at 10 taking piano, guitar, singing and composing lessons at the local music school. Moved to London a few years ago to pursue a music career and to open up to new influences and sounds. In London he started a new singer songwriter project called Colourshop and together with his brother he released multiple albums and EP participated to festivals (Ventnor Festival, The Great Escape) and 2 UK Tours. He also has an extensive international experience having played in Russia, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, Latvia, Belgium, France, Denmark, US while promoting his project. Thanks to the constant releases of new songs and fan engagement across the world he managed to reach more than 2 million plays on Spotify. The latest EP - Square One has been released the 1st of February 2017 on all main digital stores and in a limited signed number of physical copies. The EP contains the single Laura in double version (English and Spanish). Life is full of colours, pick yours. http://www.colourshopmusic.com/ https://www.youtube.com/colourshopmusic

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Kaia Kater

on Fri, 2 Feb 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

One of the youngest performers in the Canadian old-time and folk communities, this 22 year-old plays the banjo, dances, sings and has her own unique take on Appalachian and Canadian folk music. Kaia is an eclectic traditionalist, having quickly gained the attention as one of the most promising young performers in the North American folk world.

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Swarb! It Suits Him Well

on Fri, 2 Feb 2018 at Maldon Town Hall 8:00pm

SWARB! It Suits Him Well is a touring tribute by minstrel friends coming together to celebrate the great man and his music. His dear pals, Folk legend, Martin Carthy, John Kirkpatrick and the Reggae artist Jason Wilson and his band will be joined by fiddling protégé and nephew, Simon Swarbrick (plus some very special guests along the way). The evening will cover the legacy that is Swarb's immense catalogue: from his Folk traditions with Beryl Marriott to the BBC Radio Ballads (Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger, A.L.L.Loyd), Ian Campbell Folk Group, to the groundbreaking duo of Carthy & Swarbrick, the golden years of Fairport Convention and work from his blazing red collaborations with the late Singer/Songwriter Alister Hulett. His last greatest musical adventure was with the sensational Canadian Jason Wilson Band, which produced two studio albums with Swarb. The latest 'Kailyard Tales' is a glorious finale between Wilson and Swarbrick in their full pomp and swagger and will be launched exclusively on this tour! Honoured to be hosting this in Maldon, organisers macTheatre invite you to be part of the Wake of all Wakes and a night to remember in salute to a national treasure: SWARB!

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Red Tail Ring

on Fri, 2 Feb 2018 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Laurel Premo and Michael Beauchamp of Red Tail Ring create lush, intricate arrangements of original folk music and traditional ballads with banjo, fiddle, guitar, and close harmonies. 'The very best of the 21st century's minimalist and highly original folk music . . . a peerless duo.' American Roots UK. The Michigan-based band is fresh off their fourth full-length studio release, Fall Away Blues. Featuring new songwriting fused with old-time and country blues themes, the album tackles topical subjects such as gun violence and environmentalism as well as age-old questions of place and love. Red Tail Ring 'doesn't just pay homage to vintage folk and roots music: The Kalamazoo duo breathes new life into it, channelling the power and charm of seminal material into its own original songs.' John Sinkevics, LocalSpins.com Over seven years of touring, Red Tail Ring has performed their brand of acoustic roots all over the United States, travelled overseas to play in Denmark, Germany and Sweden, and has also appeared at some of the most notable festivals and venues that the US has to offer, such as The Ark, Club Passim, Caffe Lena, the Indiana Fiddlers Gathering, Wheatland Music Festival, and Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival. 'Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo seem to be so deep into the tradition that they are re-defining it' Amos Perrine, No Depression 'Laurel Premo and Michael Beauchamp share a reverence for vivid, authentic American art forms. They are both rustic and elegant, and they lift us into their sound.' Seth Bernard, Earthwork Music 'Red Tail Ring is re-imagining Americana music with pure soul and without pretension' Jay Lapp, The Steel Wheels

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Kent Duchaine

on Fri, 2 Feb 2018 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

DuChaine has shared the stage with many of the greatest Bluesmen & Blueswomen including Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker & Margie Evans. DuChaine plays an 83 year old National Steel guitar kitted out with extra heavy gauge strings to be able to cope with his powerful playing style.

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Megson

on Fri, 2 Feb 2018 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

The husband-and-wife team of Stu and Debbie Hanna, known as Megson, are one of the successful curiosities of the British folk scene. She is a classically trained singer who plays piano, accordion and whistle, while he is a former prog-rocker who sings and plays guitar, mandolin and banjo. The duo hail from Teesside but are now ex-pats in Cambridgeshire. They have been nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards three times and are double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards. Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create their truly unique brand of folk music, bringing an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. They have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting and intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship; their harmonisation and the purity of Debbie's voice make compelling listening. They have a melodic roots consciousness and a huge sense of individuality coupled with a good dollop of Northern humour. As fRoots magazine puts it 'if you don't like the music here then you have a problem'.

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Simon Kempston

on Fri, 2 Feb 2018 at Ulverston Sports Club 7:45pm

Simon Kempston last played Ulverston Sports Club six years ago. I can't believe we have left it so long to get him back. In those six years Simon has developed a huge following in Germany and Switzerland. Simon Kempston himself is as unassuming as they come; he possesses a kind of laid back charisma and old school charm that entirely suit his style of music and underplays the genius that is his musical talent. It is clear that the guitar he plays has been with him all his life it is like an extension of his arm. The set he plays is a mixture of song, classical and instrumental music, and is entirely acoustic. Two guitars make an appearance, as do several knowing smiles as his audience laugh with his easy humour. His set is punctuated with openly honest stories of his life as an artist and the beautiful and varied inspirations for his songs. This is a show with more than just music. But the music at its heart is sensational in the most literal sense.

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Ray Cooper In Concert

on Fri, 2 Feb 2018 at Reading St Mary's Church 7:00pm

Doors and Bar 7pm, Music 8pm These Earlybird tickets are on sale until Friday 5th January. Ray Cooper is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist currently living in Sweden, and a regular at Village Concerts. Ray grew up in England and started to play in bands when he was 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, Cooper continued playing with Oysterband, eventually touring in 27 countries and recording 19 albums. In 2012 they won 3 awards from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for best group, best album and best traditional track and were dubbed by fROOTS magazine as one of the 3 'Icons Of Folk'. Despite their success, Cooper took the decision to leave the band and go solo in February 2013 and has since been touring Europe extensively. His first solo album 'Tales of Love War and Death by Hanging' was released in 2010 to widespread critical acclaim. His second album, 'Palace Of Tears' was released in September 2014. This visit to Village Concerts is part of his tour promoting his third album.

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Ray Cooper In Concert

on Fri, 2 Feb 2018 at Reading St Mary's Church 7:00pm

Doors and Bar 7pm, Music 8pm These Earlybird tickets are on sale until Friday 5th January. Ray Cooper is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist currently living in Sweden, and a regular at Village Concerts. Ray grew up in England and started to play in bands when he was 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, Cooper continued playing with Oysterband, eventually touring in 27 countries and recording 19 albums. In 2012 they won 3 awards from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for best group, best album and best traditional track and were dubbed by fROOTS magazine as one of the 3 'Icons Of Folk'. Despite their success, Cooper took the decision to leave the band and go solo in February 2013 and has since been touring Europe extensively. His first solo album 'Tales of Love War and Death by Hanging' was released in 2010 to widespread critical acclaim. His second album, 'Palace Of Tears' was released in September 2014. This visit to Village Concerts is part of his tour promoting his third album.

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Mark Harrison

on Fri, 2 Feb 2018 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

The Big Comfy Bookshop proudly presents the award winning acoustic evening 'Comfy & Acoustic'. Intimate performances from the best UK (and beyond) musicians covering folk, Americana, singer-songwriters and roots. Mark Harrison 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 Jack Francis In little over a year, Jack Francis has gone from playing small local gigs in his hometown of Southampton to appearing at major UK festivals such as the Isle Of Wight, Victorious and Stone Free Festival at the O2 Arena. Beginning to attract the attention of the industry, his debut EP 'The Van Wyck Expressway' has been championed by BBC Introducing as well as a number of other unsigned platforms. His self-titled second EP was released at the start of 2017 Stage Times Mark Harrison 9.45-10.30 Jack Francis 8.50-9.30 TBA 8.00-8.35 The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, wine and beer plus snacks. No other food or drink to be brought into the premises. For details of the bookshop please visit www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk www.facebook.com/thebigcomfybookshop www.twitter.com/bigcomfybooks www.instagram.com/bigcomfybooks www.bigcomfysessions.com NOTE: If you are late you'll have to wait for the acts to finish their set/song to avoid interrupting the performance.

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Stick In The Wheel

on Fri, 2 Feb 2018 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

East London five-piece folk band Stick In The Wheel are headed by singer Nicola Kearey, and guitarist/producer Ian Carter. Their debut From Here(2015) was fRoots magazine 'Album of the Year' and a MOJO 'Folk Album of the Year', with four BBC Folk Award nominations since their inception in 2013. Known for Kearey's fierce, authentic delivery, this is culturally and politically switched on music with its roots firmly embedded in the genre's traditional, working-class heritage. The group have been widely commended for their timely appraisal of English Folk, and their skill in telling stories through song that reconnect modern audiences to the past drawing unexpected parallels between then and now.

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Shake The Chains

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at London St John on Bethnal Green 7:30pm

With Nancy Kerr, Greg Russell, Findlay Napier, Hannah Martin & Tim Yates Eclectic and adventurous. A classy affair- The Guardian **** A remarkable and moving exploration of the common ground between folk music and the politics of protest- Folk Radio "Moving, pertinent, and a clear sign that the UK folk scene does retain a political impetus"- RnR magazine Shake the Chains is one of the most timely and exciting new music commissions of 2017. In a year of unprecedented political upheaval, an enviable cast of five of the best contemporary folk singer songwriters and musicians came together to explore and celebrate the role songs play in social change, resistance and protest.

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Christine Tobin - Pelt

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at London Kings Place 7:00pm

Tobin leads her virtuosic musicians across a kaleidoscopic panorama, sometimes as junkyard blues philosopher, or snappy beat seductress, sometimes as a conduit for exquisite zen-like harmonies, or reflective Americana. The result is a rich and engaging collection with Tobin's trademark originality. The seed of the idea for setting Paul Muldoon's poems came when the pair were invited to collaborate and perform a piece at the Kilkenny Arts Festival back in 2011. Christine had long admired Muldoon's work and he was greatly impressed by her settings of WB Yeats. The texts chosen for the PELT collection are a mix of his poems and lyrics. For this Arts Council Of England UK tour, Tobin has assembled a stellar band which includes such seminal figures on the jazz scene as Gareth Lockrane & Phil Robson etc and which Peter Quinn described as 'a cast of players who are all perfectly attuned to Tobin's vision and artistry' in Jazzwise magazine. These special King's Place concerts will also feature a guest reading by the acclaimed, multi award winning Brooklyn poet Eva Salzman who has also collaborated with Christine on past projects. http://evasalzman.tumblr.com Christine Tobin voice and composer Richard Jones violin Kate Shortt cello & backing vocals Gareth Lockrane flutes Phil Robson guitar & electronics Steve Hamilton piano, keyboard & laptop Dave Whitford double & electric basses & Simon Lea drums Eva Salzman poetry reading

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Christine Tobin - Pelt

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at London Kings Place 9:00pm

Tobin leads her virtuosic musicians across a kaleidoscopic panorama, sometimes as junkyard blues philosopher, or snappy beat seductress, sometimes as a conduit for exquisite zen-like harmonies, or reflective Americana. The result is a rich and engaging collection with Tobin's trademark originality. The seed of the idea for setting Paul Muldoon's poems came when the pair were invited to collaborate and perform a piece at the Kilkenny Arts Festival back in 2011. Christine had long admired Muldoon's work and he was greatly impressed by her settings of WB Yeats. The texts chosen for the PELT collection are a mix of his poems and lyrics. For this Arts Council Of England UK tour, Tobin has assembled a stellar band which includes such seminal figures on the jazz scene as Gareth Lockrane & Phil Robson etc and which Peter Quinn described as 'a cast of players who are all perfectly attuned to Tobin's vision and artistry' in Jazzwise magazine. These special King's Place concerts will also feature a guest reading by the acclaimed, multi award winning Brooklyn poet Eva Salzman who has also collaborated with Christine on past projects. http://evasalzman.tumblr.com Christine Tobin voice and composer Richard Jones violin Kate Shortt cello & backing vocals Gareth Lockrane flutes Phil Robson guitar & electronics Steve Hamilton piano, keyboard & laptop Dave Whitford double & electric basses & Simon Lea drums Eva Salzman poetry reading

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Phil Beer At Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:00pm

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. Born in Exminster, Devon, he started to play fiddle, guitar and mandolin while still at school in Teignmouth and habitually credits Davey Graham's Folk, Blues & Beyond as his inspiration for acoustic music. He played his first gig at 14 and started working as a duo with Paul Downes in 1974 (their re-union Live at Nettlebed CD was released four years ago on the Talking Elephant label). He was then in the Arizona Smoke Revue and a key member of Johnny Coppin's band. 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. As a composer, Phil has written many numbers including the stunning instrumental The Falmouth Packet for SoH's album Witness.

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Rod Clements & Ian Thomson

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at Sedgefield The Manor House 7:15pm

Rod Clements is a founder & current member of North East folk rock legends LINDISFARNE, & wrote their instantly recognisable breakthrough hit Meet Me On The Corner for which he received an Ivor Novello award. Rod has worked with many prominent figures in the folk & roots world, including Ralph McTell (playing on Streets Of London), Bert Jansch, Michael Chapman, Rachel Harrington, Thea Gilmore to name but a few. More recently Rod has emerged as a compelling solo performer and respected slide guitarist. In 2015 Rod was invited to re-join the new Lindisfarne line up, which he now co-fronts with Dave Hull-Denholm. www.rodclements.com www.facebook.com/rodclementsmusic http://twitter.com/rod_clements That man can play, and he can sing, and he can write great songs Mike Harding An acoustic string masterclass... rich, complex style... mesmerising slide technique... Rod Clements is a pedigree performer who deserves to be placed at the pinnacle of the blues/folk music scene' - Simon Wilkinson, Halifax Courier

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Kent Duchaine

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at Barnstaple The Plough @ St Anne's 7:30pm

DuChaine has shared the stage with many of the greatest Bluesmen & Blueswomen including Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker & Margie Evans. DuChaine plays an 83 year old National Steel guitar kitted out with extra heavy gauge strings to be able to cope with his powerful playing style.

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Boo Hewerdine

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at Howden The Shire Hall 7:30pm

Boo Hewerdine is well known as one of the greatest (and busiest) songwriter performers in the business, but incredibly, it's been 7 years since Boo released his last studio album of original material God Bless The Pretty Things (Reveal Records 2009). Not that Hewerdine has been inactive, far from it, the period has been the most productive of his career.  Boo wrote Radio Ballads for the BBC's Olympic and recent Child Migration series. Elsewhere new songs were commissioned for art galleries and museums, including the Beneath The Dark Cloth project at the Met in New York. There has been a huge array of writing and producing with both established and upcoming artists and 'passing something on' to budding writers via his much loved songwriting workshops. Boo spent three years writing a daily blog (http://boohewerdinesblogthing.blogspot.co.uk) which lead to podcast fun with that staff of The WORD (RIP) and invitations to join Radio broadcasts such as The Verb (BBC Radio 3) and a moment of personal satisfaction when his work was included in the radio round up Pick Of The Week on BBC Radio 4. A chance meeting with American guitarist Brooks Williams one snowy night in Ely lead the pair to form State Of The Union (a duo who's sound is simple, vibrant and alive, contemporary songs wrapped up in old time blues and country soul. State of The Union have recorded and released two albums and an EP, in quick succession, live in the studio with engineer Mark Freegard, the duo appeared on BBC1 TV Andrew Marr show performing their cover of Pet Shop Boys Rent.  Hewerdine wrote lyrics and played on over 30 new recordings by and with other artists during the period including the acclaimed 2014 album (Vagabond) and 2015 EP (Back The Dogs) with Scottish singer Eddi Reader, Last Man Standing EP (2015) with Kris Drever of Lau and Duke Special. Reveal Records compiled the first document of his career to date with a fine Best of compilation My Name In Brackets and swiftly followed that with an album of lost recordings found in a box!  This album was Open which received five star reviews and was number 5 in the Telegraph Albums of The Year 2015. Last year was spent writing and producing an ambitious new double album and theatrical show for Chris Difford of Squeeze, details of which are soon to be announced. All that and Boo toured with Eddi Reader in Europe, Asia and played a series of sell out headline shows in the UK and an invite to host Boo Hewerdine & Friends songwriters circle at London's Kings Place. There has not been a moment when Boo Hewerdine has not been working on something creative. His every day continues to be full of music and he has waited patiently to tell some older personal stories that will feature on his new May 2016 released Born EP and forthcoming Swimming In Mercury album (due September 2nd on Reveal Records).  Hewerdine says... I felt like I had to wait for the right time to tell some old stories, working on the Best of compilation My Name In Brackets and finding the Open recordings took me back a little, each song a placed me in a memory. I soon realised I had to go further and revisit the time when I was first making music. Taking the bus down to Rough Trade in London with my demo tape Julia, playing cheap guitars with broken strings.  For Swimming In Mercury and Born I have used instruments I've not used for years. The process has been more akin to when I was starting out in an indie band. I used my father's old beat up piano and I wrote some songs with my son, Ben which was great. The lyrics came fast, I trusting my pen. "There was West Side Story A Minuteman was flying New elements half dying Catch 22 (The Year That I Was Born)  It blows my mind that I still have the opportunity to make music, that I have a voice and that there are people who want to hear and release it. Time is precious and this is the music that I needed to make. FIONA LEE, is an emerging singer-songwriter from Yorkshire (the bottom of my street to be more precise) with a compelling voice which belies her years. Her songs tell tales of teenage life with both innocent simplicity and impressively mature observations. Having taught herself to play guitar, she discovered her true voice at a local acoustic night; since then she has been performing her songs publicly at every opportunity.

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Orphan Colours

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at Portsmouth The Square Tower 7:15pm

Orphan Colours have rapidly established themselves as the hottest band to emerge from the London Country / Roots circuit. Highly highly recommended! Having caught this Americana Supergroup on the Americana Music Association UK stage at Maverick Festival, as one of the featured artists, we just knew that we had to try and get these guys down to the Square Tower for you! We were quite literally blown away by their awesome tunes, and we know you're going to feel exactly the same! This is electric Americana at it's finest! Great tunes, sweet countrified lead vocals, delicious harmonies, beautifully played acoustic guitars and nice laid back electric lead - this lot know how to capture the Americana vibe perfectly! With gleaming commercial success, critical acclaim and rock solid underground credibility so firmly ensconced in their DNA, Orphan Colours have nothing to prove. Their debut EP High Hopes was released Feb 26th 2016 with Won't Let You Down as the lead single. Their follow up 'Acoustic EP' shows a more stripped back approach showcasing their songwriting skills and was released in December 2016. Their songwriting displays a certain infectious joyfulness! The band are currently in the studio recording their debut album, which will be released in January, just in time for them to raise the roof of our historic old venue! More Information at: www.squarerootspromotions.co.uk

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The Railsplitters

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

True North Music presents The Railsplitters, bringing their high energy brand of bluegrass all the way from Colorado, USA with top class instrumental playing and powerful female and male vocals. With influences including folk/roots, Americana, modern pop and rock & roll, as well as bluegrass pioneers like Bill Monroe and Earl Scruggs, The Railsplitters have received rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic for their songwriting talent, luminous vocals and exceptional musical range. Featuring banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar and upright bass, the band has spent much of the last few years on the road honing their craft, with three albums and two extensive UK tours under their belts. Though they operate with the instrumentation of a bluegrass band, The Railsplitters are making music totally unlimited by tradition. This is their first visit to Sheffield and is set to be a sensational Saturday night at The Greystones!

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Pete Fij / Terry Bickers

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:30pm

Pete Fij (alkowski) ex-Adorable/Polak & Terry Bickers he of House of Love/Levitation are making sweet miserable music together

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Matt Woosey

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Matt Woosey

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Claude Bourbon

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at Abington The Wee Gig 7:30pm

Claude will be on stage at 8:15 The Wee Gig is directly behind The Abington Store.

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The Hut People

on Sun, 4 Feb 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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The Hut People

on Sun, 4 Feb 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Ashley Hutchings & Ruth Angell

on Sun, 4 Feb 2018 at Bamford Village Institute 7:00pm

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The Tannahill Weavers

on Sun, 4 Feb 2018 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:00pm

Scottish traditional music at it's best ! 'The Tannies' celebrate their 50th anniversary - half a century of taking their often raucous blend of highland pipes, whistles, fiddle, and guitar to all corners of the globe ! Doors 7pm, onstage 7.30pm Seating unreserved. Licensed bar.

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The Tannahill Weavers

on Sun, 4 Feb 2018 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:00pm

Scottish traditional music at it's best ! 'The Tannies' celebrate their 50th anniversary - half a century of taking their often raucous blend of highland pipes, whistles, fiddle, and guitar to all corners of the globe ! Doors 7pm, onstage 7.30pm Seating unreserved. Licensed bar.

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Geoff Lakeman

on Mon, 5 Feb 2018 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 Cornishman who has lived on Dartmoor for 40 years, has been described as " A stalwart of the West Country Folk scene and the father of a virtual folk dynasty." He's the dad of Sean, Sam and Seth Lakeman, who are all internationally renowned folk musicians.They began playing as children in a family band with Geoff and their violinist mum, Joy. Geoff is a leading exponent of the rare Crane Duet concertina. He performs self-written and West Country songs, English, Irish and Scottish folk and other music as varied as Jimmie Rodgers,the Louvin Brothers, Richard Thompson and Randy Newman. He's also one of the few to play 1920's/ 30's jazz on an authentic 1920's instrument. His smooth tenor vocals and unique concertina accompaniment have won him plaudits and fans over the years but it has only been since retiring from a long career as a Fleet Street Journalist that Geoff has truly spread his wings musically. 2017 sees the release of Geoff's debut album 'After All These Years'. With a stellar line up of musical family and friends it showcases his talents perfectly and illustrates the high regard and affection in which he is held. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MARK RADCLIFFE, BBC RADIO 2 FOLK SHOW played "Tie 'Em Up'" and said "I love that track. He manages the neat trick of writing a new song that sounds as if it could have existed for 100 years." MIKE HARDING SHOW : Pure class... a line-up to die for...great chorus singing." DAILY MIRROR - 4-star review. "Big-hearted excellence. Bravo! Family and friends, including star turns Nic Jones, Seth and daughter-in-law Cara Dillon come together under Geoff's command for traditionals and stand-out originals from Lakeman himself." SONGLINES magazine:"After All These years'" is a heartfelt and joyful encapsulation of Geoff Lakeman's hopes, fears, loves and concerns."

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Sarah Mcquaid

on Mon, 5 Feb 2018 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

terrace cred. presents: Madrid-born, Chicago-raised, Cornwall-based singer / songwriter Sarah McQuaid. With a voice variously likened to malt whiskey and melted chocolate and an engaging rapport which has won over audiences, reviewers and fellow artists, Sarah has already won a 'Lifetime Achievement Award' by the Ards International Guitar Festival in N Ireland. After meeting guitar legend Michael Chapman at a festival, he offered to produce her fifth solo album ' If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous' and writes "The precision and sophistication of the writing and playing blows me away. I am so glad to be involved". Can't ask for more than that, really. And I can't say more than I was exceedingly happy when Sarah contacted, at Michael's recommendation, to ask to play The Greys on her album tour. Sarah McQuaid has emerged from 'relative obscurity' (The Big Takeover) and an under-the-radar (The Vinyl District) profile. This album, on which she expands her battery of instruments to include piano and electric guitar, changes that. Sarah's 'world class talent... burns with a brilliant allure' (Living Tradition) and I look forward to showcasing it right here. One voice, one guitar, and the wondrous reminder of the magic of music. Sarah has the gift. The Huffington Post The songs are acutely observed and literate, almost like journal notes set to music. They're measured and tranquil but they're never dull because there is always a sense of restlessness and unease behind the poetry.... And it's all lovely. R2/Rock 'n' Reel www.sarahmcquaid.com

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Mo Kenney Plays Cafe#9!!

on Tue, 6 Feb 2018 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

Background This is the year that Mo Kenney plugs in, quite literally. Known for her smooth vocals and fearless lyrics, the Canadian singer releases the fast-paced On The Roof, due December 8th, & taken from new album The Details. Mo has released two records with long-time producer and Canadian rock mentor Joel Plaskett since 2012. With her third album, Mo comes fully and completely into her own as an artist; she swaps her trademark acoustic guitar for a Fender Mustang, tracing her own strange, devastating, and ultimately hopeful trip through the trials and tribulations of booze-fuelled breakdowns, clouds of depression, and disintegrating relationships.

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Ninebarrow

on Wed, 7 Feb 2018 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30 pm; concert starts 8 pm

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Steve Knightley

on Wed, 7 Feb 2018 at Biddulph Town Hall 7:30pm

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The Railsplitters

on Wed, 7 Feb 2018 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes 7:30pm

Unconventional bluegrass from Boulder, Colorado. Although rooted in traditional bluegrass and old time music, The Railsplitters are pushing the boundaries of those genres in every sense. With their lush harmonies, instrumental virtuosity and non-conformist songwriting, The Railsplitters deftly demonstrate what happens when musical influences ranging from samba to hip hop merge with traditional Appalachian music.

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Willy Mason

on Wed, 7 Feb 2018 at Brighton The Marlborough LittleTheatre 8:00pm

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Mo Kenney

on Wed, 7 Feb 2018 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- dizzying, powerful classic rock guitar sound draws you into Kenney's magnetism Stereogum An exciting blend of alternative/pop rock that feels both poetic and punky - Pop Matters New Zealand has Lorde the UK has Foxes and the U.S. has Lana Del ReyCanada's response to this trendis the irresistibly beautiful, Mo Kenney. - Mind Equals Blown With her third album, The Details, Mo Kenney traces her own strange, devastating, and ultimately hopeful trip through the trials and tribulations of booze-fuelled breakdowns, clouds of depression, and disintegrating relationships. On each of its 14 tracks, she unflinchingly confronts her annihilation and eventual redemption, leaving nothing out. The concept album is her most personal and cohesive work to datecombining elements of bruising rock 'n' roll, vivid psychedelia, and haunting, left-of-the-dial pop, Kenney navigates the darkest waters in her life with self-deprecation, genuine soul-baring, and typical black humour. It opens with a calm before the storm as the eerie sadness of Cat's Not a Cakeabout splitting a beloved pet in half as a relationship falls apartprovides a deceptively gentle beginning to a ride that swiftly steers into self-destruction. Following up with the off-the-rails overdrive of On The Roof, The Details explodes out of the gate, finding Kenney unable to escape the dangerous spiral she finds herself in. Before and during writing the album, Kenney was en route to rock bottom: depressed with dark blues and drinking like a fish, unable to hold herself or her relationships together, alienating the people she loves, and living hell-bent on oblivion. She comes to terms with her own toxic behaviour while channeling the late Elliott Smith through spectral atmospheres on June 3rd. With Maybe I Ama reverb-soaked tune that turns to punchy guitar riffsshe realizes in the midst of trying to hook up with someone that she can't interact with humans properly. The hazy, laid back calm of Counting finds her worried she's fallen so far into despair that she's losing her mind. And the vicious, rollicking If You're Not Dead shows her playing warped mind games over feral guitar solos and biting hooks. Somewhere along the way, Kenney finds herself dazed and broken in a place that not many people find their way back from. Unglued, with its breezy sway, is likely the most summery song put to tape about being fed up with your own messy self. I Can't Wait recalls the gauzy dreamscapes of Yo La Tengo with a hushed and grateful understanding that as bad as things are, it's not the end of the world. But it's not necessarily smooth sailing from there, as Kenney struggles to stay optimistic with Lights Out, and sings about getting clocked in the face at a bar by some meathead during Punchy. Still, she can't help but find the hilarity in getting slugged, slyly laughing through her bloody teeth the whole time. Finally, she arrives in less troubled seas, closing softly on the sparse, clear-minded Feelin' Good. The storms weathered to get there may be the kind that leave lasting scars (or at least a few post-bar stitches), but with clear skies on the horizon, Kenney wears those scars as a reminder of what she's been through, and the kind of seasons in hell she's capable of enduring. Her latest is a record of all those storms and the routes and detours and trials of pushing through them while keeping her sense of humour gracefully intact. By turns rowdy, reflective, brave, funny, and deeply honest, it signals an already accomplished songwriter coming fully and completely into her own as an artist. Produced by Mo Kenney and Joel Plaskett, The Details vividly documents Kenney's fight to survive her own worst enemyherself.

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Breabach

on Thu, 8 Feb 2018 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

Scottish contemporary-folk group Breabach walked away with 'Folk Band of the Year' and 'Album of Year' at the 2016 Scots Trad Music Awards. Not to mention, nominations for 'Best Group' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and 'European Album of the Year' at the Songlines Music Awards in 2017. They are building their international recognition on the world and roots music scene as one of the UK's most dynamic and exciting bands. Their fifth studio album Astar (lit. distance/ journey) released in 2016, was produced by renowned musician Greg Lawson (Grit Orchestra, Moishes Bagel). The album is an exciting multicultural celebration, embracing the diverse influences the band have picked up over the years during their travels to far-flung corners of the globe, from Quebec to Norway, Australia to South Korea. Breabach unites the talent of Calum MacCrimmon (pipes/whistles/bouzouki/vocals), Ewan Robertson (guitar/ vocals), James Mackenzie (pipes/flute/whistles), Megan Henderson (fiddle/vocals/stepdance) and James Lindsay (double bass). Since launching their career as winners of the Danny Kyle Open Stage at Celtic Connections in 2005, the band have steadily moved from strength to strength, picking up awards and performing at esteemed events along the way.

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Willy Mason

on Thu, 8 Feb 2018 at Totnes Barrel House 7:30pm

14+ (must be accompanied by adult if under 18)

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Chris Wood

on Thu, 8 Feb 2018 at Derby The Flower Pot 8:00pm

Chris Wood's style of English folk appeals to a wide and varied audience. He has converted many an anti-folk fan with his blend of traditional and modern songwriting, and has been hailed by the Irish Times as 'the renaissance man of English folk'. Often compared to Richard Thompson, his music explores the history of the English-speaking world alongside tales of modern life. 'Wood is an intimate storyteller, applying such nuance and gravitas to every phrase you are imperceptibly lured into his world' (Mojo Magazine)

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Paul Downes

on Thu, 8 Feb 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Paul has been a working musician since the 1970s, first in a duo with Phil Beer, then with Arizona Smoke Review and the Joyce Gang, more recently solo or with Mick Ryan, yet this will be his Black Swan debut. He is a skilled guitarist and also plays mandocello, mandolin and banjo, with a rich repertoire of original songs and choice covers.

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Paul Downes

on Thu, 8 Feb 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Paul has been a working musician since the 1970s, first in a duo with Phil Beer, then with Arizona Smoke Review and the Joyce Gang, more recently solo or with Mick Ryan, yet this will be his Black Swan debut. He is a skilled guitarist and also plays mandocello, mandolin and banjo, with a rich repertoire of original songs and choice covers.

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Mark Radcliffe's Galleon Blast In Concert

on Fri, 9 Feb 2018 at Hoghton Gregson Lane Sports and Social Club 7:30pm

Press ganged into service by an unscrupulous gangmaster from the Spanish Main (well.Knutsford actually), the swarthy seadogs of Galleon Blast occasionally get shore leave to ply their raggle-taggle trade wherever folk will have them. With a selection of rum-soaked songs and shanties, the Blasters whip up a squally strumming storm to get all and sundry friggin' in the riggin'. With traditional tunes and many a seafaring classic from The Dubliners, The Waterboys, The Pogues, Thin Lizzy, The Fisherman's Friends and Ewan MacColl; you can be sure that these diddly diddly deck-hands will get feet tapping from the poop to the crow's nest. Galleon Blast feature banjos, whistles, accordions and fiddles from members of The Family Mahone, Full House and Mark Radcliffe and Foes, including the pirate dj himself Mr.Radcliffe the Jack Sparrow of the Radio 2 Folk Show. Actually, make that the Jack Duckworth of the Radio 2 Folk Show. So, it's all aboard the good ship Blast for a full-on broadside of buccaneering beat.

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Willy Mason

on Fri, 9 Feb 2018 at Stroud The Goods Shed 7:30pm

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Noah's Cape

on Fri, 9 Feb 2018 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

There are not many female trios around on the folk scene. There are not many acapella trios around. Noah's Cape are both, bringing together three superb voices in sweet harmony, singing a wide variety of songs. The lovely Linda Watkins, Paula Tindall, and Marian Wedley make sweet music. Supporting them is sweet voiced Wendy Jane Morrow, from East Anglia (The Morrows).

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Chris Wood

on Fri, 9 Feb 2018 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute 7:30pm

One of the finest songwriters and performers of his generation, Chris Wood draws together the personal and political like no other. The many awards gained over the last decade or so attest to this. Come and see one of the best in the intimate surroundings of Heeley Institute.

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Chris Wood

on Fri, 9 Feb 2018 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute 7:30pm

One of the finest songwriters and performers of his generation, Chris Wood draws together the personal and political like no other. The many awards gained over the last decade or so attest to this. Come and see one of the best in the intimate surroundings of Heeley Institute.

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Brian Peters

on Fri, 9 Feb 2018 at Guildford Institute 7:45pm

Brian Peters is one of the English folk scene's great all-rounders: a compelling singer, a first-rate squeezebox player and a skilled guitarist. Brian is one of the country's best anglo-concertina players and is just as good on melodeon, while he's also internationally-known as a leading performer of the great 'Child' ballads. Although best known for traditional folk songs and lively English dance music, Brian's act is full of variety and might include newer songs and tunes or wild squeezebox excursions into ragtime and blues. Add his energy and dry humour onstage, and you have a truly entertaining performer.

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Brian Peters

on Fri, 9 Feb 2018 at Guildford Institute 7:45pm

Brian Peters is one of the English folk scene's great all-rounders: a compelling singer, a first-rate squeezebox player and a skilled guitarist. Brian is one of the country's best anglo-concertina players and is just as good on melodeon, while he's also internationally-known as a leading performer of the great 'Child' ballads. Although best known for traditional folk songs and lively English dance music, Brian's act is full of variety and might include newer songs and tunes or wild squeezebox excursions into ragtime and blues. Add his energy and dry humour onstage, and you have a truly entertaining performer.

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Red Tail Ring

on Fri, 9 Feb 2018 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Laurel Premo and Michael Beauchamp of Red Tail Ring create lush, intricate arrangements of original folk music and traditional ballads with banjo, fiddle, guitar, and close harmonies. The very best of the 21st century's minimalist and highly original folk music . . . a peerless duo. American Roots UK.

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Live At St Mary's: Clare Sands

on Fri, 9 Feb 2018 at Billericay Saint Mary's Church 7:00am

Clare Sands is a young multi-instrumentalist, composer and songwriter who hails from the vibrant musical city of Cork. Alongside a burgeoning music career, her resume includes a first class honours degree in Music and Italian and several world medals representing Ireland in Karate. Clare started playing the fiddle at the age of four and plays guitar, piano, bodhrán and mandolin amongst many others. She works as a full time musician combining live performance, composition and teaching whilst still finding time to use her talents as a session musician aplaying for artists such as: Luka Bloom, Kris Drever, Mary Coughlan, Mick Flannery and John Spillane. Clare released her debut album 'Join Me at The Table' to critical acclaim in October 2016. The album is an eclectic mix of Blues/Folk/Jazz. She has performed at the Cork Opera House and The National Concert Hall and is regularly featured on radio. Clare is also a signed BOSS-Roland artist. I first heard Clare at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival in October 2017 playing in the Oliver Plunkett pub' as part of scratch-band 'The Cranes' and I was hugely impressed by Clare's voice, song writing and musicianship. I knew immediately I'd have to invite her to Billericay so that others could enjoy her talents - I'm delighted she's able to come so soon! "Clare's musical style has a wide variety of reference points. She has a unique ability to blend folk, jazz and blues, while her alluring voice ebbs and flows throughout her music." Peter McGoran, Hotpress "Sands has forged a fantastically feisty fusion of folk, jazz and trad that simultaneously soothes and excites as it unfolds. Its innovative sound and smooth execution are guaranteed to grab the attention of a vast and varied listenership." Pure M Magazine SUPPORT To complete an excellent evening of acoustic singer, songwriters we have Dan Pierce and Georgia Strand. Dan Pierce played with Gloucestershire band Big Blue Sun and The Lamplight Poet folk collective in Teesside. Among his influences are Elliott Smith, Damon Albarn and Bob Dylan. Dan describes his songs as 'A slice of melancholy with a twist of hope!' With themes including misfits, rogues and the triumphs of nostalgia. I'm a happy person really he says! Georgia Strand is based in Leigh-on-Sea and has been peforming her own songs for the last ten years. Her country/folk style has taken her all over the country, performing with acts such as The Wonder Stuff, Squeeze, showcased for Guy Chambers, performed at Cambridge Folk Festival and has even played with Chas and Dave. Georgia has made many friends in Nashville and has recorded with double bass legend Dave Roe and pedal steel player Tommy Hannum, which resulted in the 2015 Itunes released EP 'BLUE'. TICKETS are £7 & fees (Door £9) and there is general seating. DOORS 19.00 I Georgia 19.30 I Dan 20.15 I Clare 21.00 BAR There will be a reasonable priced 'Honesty Bar' available with Billericay Brewery ale! HOW TO FIND US Saint Mary's is a 5 minute walk from Billericay station (only 25 mins from Liverpool Street) and there is ample parking off the High Street (behind Iceland). We are also only 5 mins off the A127 and 10 mins off the A12.  CONTACT paul@billericaychurches.org I @revPACman I revPACman.wordpress.com

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The Brother Brothers

on Sat, 10 Feb 2018 at Sheffield Regather Works 8:00pm

Identical twins Adam and David Moss are a musical duo unlike most others. The Brother Brothers sound is striking and undeniably captivating. At times leaning towards the darker elements of Appalachian, klezmer, and bluegrass traditions, their songs are laden with near perfect sibling harmonies or unison singing, compelling writing, and imaginative arrangements.

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Sam Green & The Midnight Heist

on Sat, 10 Feb 2018 at Melton Mowbray Eastwell Village Hall 7:00pm

Sam Green and the Midnight Heist, based in the south-west of England, play swamp-infested Blues, Folk, and Roots Rock music. This high energy 4 piece whip up a storm with stompin' beats, dog house bass and growlin' slide guitars. Throw in wailin' harmonicas and 4 howlin' voices and you have yourself a modern day juke joint sound; guaranteed to bring any old house down.

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Phil Beer

on Sat, 10 Feb 2018 at Alstonefield Village Hall 7:30pm

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's a treat of past and current favourites from one of the most popular musicians on the acoustic circuit. Licensed bar

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Richard Digance

on Sat, 10 Feb 2018 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

Richard resumes as normal after his Golden Anniversary celebrations of 2017 with a series of dates doing what he loves best, telling stories, playing the guitar and singing songs. This year there's a whole new show having shaken off the nostalgic trip of 50 years last year. With a BAFTA Nomination as TV Entertainer Of The Year and Gold Award recipient from The British Academy of Composers, he turned his back on show biz for his first love of music and live performance. 4,000 live shows, 62 British tours, 14 books, 3 stage plays, 32 albums and nearly 4 million YouTube visits says it all. He composed the audio book music for Bill Bryson's best-seller 'The Road To Little Dribbling,' His Animal Alphabet poems, serialised by The BBC, are used as English Teaching Aids, in 14 countries from The USA to Swaziland,his guitar instrumentals are used on numerous TV productions. He supported Robin Williams at The London Palladium, and supported Steve Martin in The USA. On TV he played guitar with Queen's Brian May, Status Quo and The Moody Blues. Yes, after 50 years he's still doing what he loves.

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Jackie Oates

on Sat, 10 Feb 2018 at Leicester The Guildhall 7:15pm

Since appearing as a finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards 2003, double Folk Award winner Jackie Oates has performed extensively at festivals and venues across the country and beyond, in a solo capacity and with her band. She was a founder member of Northumbrian group and Mercury nominated Rachel Unthank and the Winterset and is now a permanent member of the folk super-group The Imagined Village as well as touring in her own right.

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Kent Duchaine - Welcome Back To Stony!

on Sat, 10 Feb 2018 at Stony Stratford York House Centre 7:30pm

Bringing back lots of happy Stony Stratford memories, we heartily welcome Kent DuChaine's long-awaited return to our town. Kent DuChaine has listened to, hung out with, opened up for, traveled and played with most of the great Blues men and women his whole adult life. The list is too long to name them all, but some of the major ones are: Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Big Mama Thornton, Koko Taylor, BB, Albert and Freddie King, Willie Dixon, Bukka White, Johnny Shines, Robert JR Lockwood, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Furry Lewis and Son House. These were the big Country and Urban Blues influences who Kent heard and/or played with. Show starts at 8.30pm. Doors open at 7.30pm and York House's charming and efficient bar staff will sell you real ale, cider, lager, wines and soft drinks at the cash-only bar. All proceeds from the bar go to York House Centre. For more information visit http://www.kentduchaine.com/ or have a look at the York House website: www.york-house.org.uk

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Willy Mason

on Sat, 10 Feb 2018 at Bristol Cube Cinema 7:30pm

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Lindsay Lou

on Sat, 10 Feb 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Outstanding Michigan songbird Lindsay Lou returns to the UK with her band and a brand new album to promote. The core 3-piece remains the same with a fourth member introduced on percussion/vocals. They previously took Shetland Folk Festival and HebCeltFest by storm on previous visits. After flying in for their own (sold-out) headline show at Glasgow's Celtic Connections in 2017, they became the talk of the town. Writing at fRoots magazine, Tim Chipping said: I'm convinced I have seen the most affectingly expressive singer since Amy Winehouse, backed by the new Punch Brothers. The band was featured in the BBC 2 TV Highlights show filmed at the city's Royal Concert Hall on the opening night.

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Sam Green Live At Exeter Brewery

on Sat, 10 Feb 2018 at Exeter The Exeter Brewery 7:30pm

Sam Green February tour. Join Sam, with special guests for a raw intimate performance of music from his latest album 'Just stand still' Album available now on ITunes, Apple Music and Spotify Sam Green is an independent Surf Roots artist from The UK. With a brand new album released in 2017, he is an Artist keen to share his music with the world. As a touring musician, Sam has travelled far and wide all over the UK and Europe under his own name since 2010. After having played guitar and written music in numerous Alt-Rock Americana inspired bands since his early teens; Sam took a long backpacking trip around South America and returned home in 2010 with a note book full of songs, inspired to get out on the road and play his new music as much as possible. Sam's percussive, acoustic slide guitar style, combined with stomp box and harmonica, have served as a foundation; on which he has built a strong reputation as a live act with universal appeal. His one-man-band shows are raw, intimate offerings of virtuosic slide guitar, percussive rhythms, engaging song writing and a soulful, blues inspired voice. His travels have taken him and his music to some of the most highly respected venues and music festivals in the world. In 2013 Sam played Glastonbury festival where he and his band were described by The Independent News Paper as "One of the hot new acts making the summer swing". Since then, he has been described as a "Great talent indeed" by Bristol After dark and his recent solo performance on BBC Introducing in Devon was described as "One of the best sessions we've had this year." March 2017 saw the release of Sam's first full length solo album 'Just Stand Still' a record which tells the story of coming home to his beloved North Devon and laying down roots on which to start a new chapter. The album features eight new songs written at home on his 8-track recorder and developed over the space of a year where Sam had the time and space to create, surf and recover from a hectic few years of non-stop D.I.Y touring. The album was finally recorded and produced at Pound House Studios near Braunton under the guidence of producer and drummer Steve Tanton. "One of the hot new acts making the summer swing at Glastonbury festival" The Independent newspaper "A great talent indeed" Bristol After dark "One of the best sessions we've had this year" BBC Introduci

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The Tannahill Weavers

on Sun, 11 Feb 2018 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 3:00pm

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 musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can't get better...yet continue to do just that. The Tannahills 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. Over the years the Tannies have been international trailblazers for Scottish music, and their tight harmonies and powerful, inventive arrangements have won them fans from beyond the folk and Celtic music scenes. Inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame in 2011, 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.

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Galley Beggar Folk Up New Cross Inn

on Sun, 11 Feb 2018 at London New Cross Inn 6:00pm

New Cross Inn are very pleased to bring you a band at the forefront of the UK Folk Rock scene - Galley Beggar. Doors 6pm £7.50 ADV / £10 OTD Galley Beggar Bringing diverse musical tastes to the band, all six members converge on the folk fusion of the late 1960s and early 1970s - Fairport Convention, Pentangle, Steeleye Span, Trees, and many lesser known groups whose musicianship was largely overlooked in a rapidly changing music scene. "The themes and textures of Galley Beggar's music all combine together to form a well produced selection of songs that bring a bygone age - or bygone ages - into the twenty-first century. It's a gorgeous, gorgeous sound that demands repeated listens." Stephen Morris, BBC Introducing. The British folk music scene is healthier than ever with bands like Mumford and Sons and Stornoway. Galley Beggar deserve to be up there too. The Gig Guide. https://www.facebook.com/galleybeggarmusic http://www.galleybeggar.com/ Support acts TBA, email andy@newcrossinn.com with links if you are interested.

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Fairport Convention

on Sun, 11 Feb 2018 at Banbury Trade & Labour Club 6:45pm

Fairport Convention are delighted to return to Banbury Trades & Labour Club during their 2018 Tour. Doors 6.45pm Winter Wilson - 7.30pm Fairport Convention - 8pm (2 sets)

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Sam Baker

on Sun, 11 Feb 2018 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Sam Baker's music and story have been shared by some of the most prestigious media outlets in the world-NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Rolling Stone Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and numerous others. He is a true artist in every way, sharing amazing life experiences through music, story, and art. Baker's story includes surviving devastating injuries from a terrorist bomb on a bus bound for Machu Picchu, Peru in 1986. Most of the passengers were killed, including the German family that he had befriended. His injuries required him to relearn how to walk, move, and speak. Many years and over 15 operations later, Baker sees beauty in everything around him and expresses his new-found life every day, sometimes with paint and canvas, or a camera, and sometimes with a guitar and song. Baker released his first record, Mercy, in 2004, the first in a trilogy of song paintings with sparse instrumentation and poetic delivery. It was followed by Pretty World in 2007, and Cotton in 2009. His 2013 release, 'Say Grace,' was named one of the Top Ten Country Albums of 2013 by Rolling Stone Magazine. His latest release, Land of Doubt (June 2017) is well on its way to similar attention and praise. A recent review published nationwide by Scott Stroud of the Associated Press says that Land of Doubt is 'utterly evocative' 'Life is a gift, Baker says. Gratitude for what remains is more helpful than resentment for what was lost. Ultimately, I came to understand that these days are wicked short and terribly beautiful. All I've got is this one breath, and if I'm lucky, I get another.' 'Simultaneously beautiful and brokenSam Baker is an artist worth waiting for' - NPR All Things Considered 'The Bard of the Workaday World' - Wall Street Journal 'Maybe the most captivating songwriter in America.' - Lone Star Music

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Cath And Phil Tyler

on Sun, 11 Feb 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Cath & Phil Tyler play Anglo-American folk music using guitar, banjo, voice and fiddle. Cath was a member of the band Cordelia's Dad in the 1990s when she lived in Massachusetts, USA. Phil, from Newcastle upon Tyne has played in various folk, rock and ceilidh bands for many years. Coming together musically through a shared love of traditional narrative song, full voiced sacred harp singing and sparse mountain banjo, they have performed on stages as diverse as the Royal Opera House in London and a dank tower in the old city walls of Newcastle. Taking a more minimal approach to their material than some, they have been described as 'one of the most compelling musical partnerships on the scene', their music being 'a highly concentrated and intimate musical experience that penetrates to the very rawest essence of folk tradition'.

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An Evening With Sam Baker

on Tue, 13 Feb 2018 at Witney Fat Lils 7:30pm

In 1986 Sam Baker was on a train in Peru that was bombed by Shining Path Guerillas. Miraculously he survived and went on to become a great songwriter and is fast becoming one of the biggest underground Americana success stories of recent years. Imagine Steve Earle, Shane MacGowan and Johnny Cash jamming in a back street Texas bar when incomes Nick Cave and the spirit of Townes Van Zandt. Sam Baker grew up in the Texas prairie town of Itasca. He is a man of few words. Always beautifully chosen, and fully wrought. Words are placed like plants and objects in a Zen Garden. His website is stark: white, black, sepia, and shades of grey. Sam Baker's fifth studio record is aptly called, 'Land of Doubt'. Produced by Nashville's Neilson Hubbard, the record offers a change in Baker's usual instrumentation, as he lays down his acoustic guitar, and plays instead the electric. Yet still he does not depart from the haunting and melodic style that has mesmerized critics and fans of his previous records (Mercy, Pretty World, Cotton, Say Grace.) Baker's musical storytelling in 'Land of Doubt' gives voice to emotions tender and bitter, personal and universal. Some songs seem to come from deep inside the well of his own experience, while others reflect empathy with and insight into the suffering of those outside it. Perhaps Baker describes the record best, I wanted a cinematic feel, a mixture of scarcity and tension And beautyI always come back to beauty on my records. That's shorthand for something that's bigger than me.

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Crh Music Presents Jess And The Bandits

on Wed, 14 Feb 2018 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

Media favourites Jess and the Bandits are a phenomenon. Fronted by Texan vocalist and songwriter Jessica Clemmons, they've set the Americana scene alight over the last few years, winning awards and acclaim galore. High octane country rock of the finest type, with blast furnace vocals and unforgettable songs, their debut album, Here we Go Again, was described by Nashville Over Here as A fun, melodic roller coaster mix of country rock and ballads, and by Gay Times as Like Shania at her trashiest or a whiskey-drunk Kelly Clarkson, these songs have the swagger of bad women and even worse men. Their new release Smoke and Mirrors takes over where the last one left off, and confirms their reputation as one of the brightest bands around.

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Tony Mcmanus

on Wed, 14 Feb 2018 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

To find a voice on so ubiquitous an instrument as the acoustic guitar is quite an achievement: to do so within a centuries old idiom where the instrument has no real history is truly remarkable. Scots born and now Canada based, Tony McManus has come to be recognised throughout the world as the leading guitarist in Celtic Music. From early childhood his twin obsessions of traditional music and acoustic guitar have worked together to produce a startlingly original approach to this ancient art. Through Tony's hands the emotions of celtic music are transferred to the guitar and the listener is drawn into the driving energy of a reel or the timeless atmosphere of a lament - each finding an authentic voice through his interpretation. That emotional connection lifts McManus's playing beyond mere virtuosity to a place where new listeners worldwide - from the Hebrides to Connemara and from Bogota to Tokyo - are won over to this music. In addition to his solo albums, there have also been groundbreaking recordings with musicians as diverse as Scots fiddler Alasdair Fraser, bluegrass legend Dan Crary and French bassist Alain Genty, to name but a few. Whatever the context, Tony's presence is unique and driven by a passion for the music. His engaging personality on stage has taken him to five continents, and his contribution was recently recognised with a Gold Medal, voted by the readers of Acoustic Guitar Magazine - fellow recipients were John Williams, Paco de Lucia and Tommy Emmanuel. Tony's 2009 recording, The Makers Mark, won universal acclaim even in the rock guitar press, where jigs and reels would have been unheard of prior to its release.

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Songs From The Heart - Ray Cooper And White Sail

on Wed, 14 Feb 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 8:00pm

A very special evening of music with beautiful original songs from legendary singer-songwriter Ray Cooper and alt-folk trio White Sail. Both Ray and White Sail will be playing material from their new albums in the candle-lit Wolfe Room in York's historic Black Swan. Peasholme Green York YO1 Tickets £10 0r £12 on the door.

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Mccusker, Mcgoldrick, Doyle

on Wed, 14 Feb 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Chris Farlowe, Miller Anderson & Bob Brookes (the Return)

on Wed, 14 Feb 2018 at Littlehampton The Empress 7:30pm

The return by popular demand of Great British Blues Icon Chris Farlowe! British blues legend Chris Farlowe joins veteran of Woodstock Miller Anderson and Sussex Desperate Dan Band frontman Bob Brookes for an evening of Blues Rnb and Gospel in an intimate 300 seater venue( So get your tickets quick) those of you who know of Chris Farlowe will remember 'Out of Time' & 'Handbags and Gladrags' Chris Farlowe moved to Andrew Loog Oldham's Immediate label and recorded eleven singles, five of which were cover versions of Rolling Stones songs including Paint It, Black, Think, Ride On, Baby, (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, and Out of Time, which reached no. 1 (1966) in the UK Singles Chart.[1] He recorded four more singles, the best known of which is Mike d'Abo's Handbags and Gladrags.[2] and My Way Of Giving, a cover of a Small Faces album track written by Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane. Miller Anderson Apart from pursuing his own solo career, he was a member of the Keef Hartley Band. Other groups Anderson has been associated with are; the Spencer Davis Group, Broken Glass, The Dukes, Mountain, Savoy Brown, T.Rex and Chicken Shack.[1] In early 2006, he joined The British Blues Quintet with Maggie Bell, Zoot Money, Colin Hodgkinson and Colin Allen. In the Spring of 2016 Miller returned to the studio and in July 2016 released a new album of 12 original tracks Through The Mill Bob Brookes Along with The Desperate Dan Band Bob has worked with and supported some of the most credible names in the business, either collectively or individually people like Paul McCartney, Jools Holland, Elton John, Leo Sayer to name but a few having had in the line-up at one time or another such people as Dave Mattacks (Fairport, Mary Chapin-Carpenter), Rest of the band that night are: Jim Barr / Bass Frazer Wigg/ Keyboards Marianne Hiller-Brook / Drums & Percussion The Band take to the stage at 8.30 pm

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The Railsplitters

on Wed, 14 Feb 2018 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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Reg Meuross

on Wed, 14 Feb 2018 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions/ ht HYPERLINK "https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html"tps://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html https://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.instagram.com/launderette_sessions/ Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. If you have any special needs please advise us by email to mrwishywashypresents@gmail. HYPERLINK "mailto:mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com"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:- Doors - 19.00 Support 19.50 Headline 20.30 Please check Old Cinema Launderette Facebook page for more up to date information. Old Cinema Launderette & bar serves real & craft beers on draught and a small but perfectly formed gin menu. We also serves OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks.

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Pons Aelius

on Wed, 14 Feb 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

2015 Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award Winners Pons Aelius are an ambitious young instrumental sextet exploring the traditional and contemporary folk musics of Britain and beyond. With bold arrangements and an arsenal of instruments, the band melds age-old traditions with a fresh and innovative attitude.

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Martin Stephenson (solo)

on Thu, 15 Feb 2018 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

Doors 7pm. Support 19.50. Martin around 20.30 We have wheelchair access/toilet. If you wish to discuss further please email mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com We try to be as inclusive as we can. Venue is mostly seated. Arrive early if you wish to secure a seat.

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Tannahill Weavers

on Thu, 15 Feb 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

2018 will be the band's 50th anniversary. 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 performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can't get better...yet continue to do just that. 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. In 2011 the band was inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame, and in 2014 they are joined by innovative piper Lorne MacDougall. Lorne comes with a high pedigree, having arranged and performed pipes for the Disney Pixar movie Brave, 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. http://tannahillweavers.com/

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Chris Farlowe Miller Anderson & Bob Brookes. The Return

on Thu, 15 Feb 2018 at Worthing The John Selden Public House 7:30pm

Yes it's the return of the 'Terrible Trio' to The John Selden for a spring show! British blues legend Chris Farlowe joins veteran of Woodstock Miller Anderson and Sussex Desperate Dan Band frontman Bob Brookes for an evening of Blues Rnb and Gospel in an intimate 100 seater venue( So get your tickets quick) those of you who know of Chris Farlowe will remember 'Out of Time' & 'Handbags and Gladrags' Chris Farlowe moved to Andrew Loog Oldham's Immediate label and recorded eleven singles, five of which were cover versions of Rolling Stones songs including Paint It, Black, Think, Ride On, Baby, (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, and Out of Time, which reached no. 1 (1966) in the UK Singles Chart.[1] He recorded four more singles, the best known of which is Mike d'Abo's Handbags and Gladrags.[2] and My Way Of Giving, a cover of a Small Faces album track written by Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane. Miller Anderson Apart from pursuing his own solo career, he was a member of the Keef Hartley Band. Other groups Anderson has been associated with are; the Spencer Davis Group, Broken Glass, The Dukes, Mountain, Savoy Brown, T.Rex and Chicken Shack.[1] In early 2006, he joined The British Blues Quintet with Maggie Bell, Zoot Money, Colin Hodgkinson and Colin Allen. In the Spring of 2016 Miller returned to the studio and in July 2016 released a new album of 12 original tracks Through The Mill Bob Brookes Along with The Desperate Dan Band Bob has worked with and supported some of the most credible names in the business, either collectively or individually people like Paul McCartney, Jools Holland, Elton John, Leo Sayer to name but a few having had in the line-up at one time or another such people as Dave Mattacks (Fairport, Mary Chapin-Carpenter), Rest of the band that night are: Jim Barr / Bass Frazer Wigg/ Keyboards Marianne Hiller-Brook / Drums & Percussion The Band take to the stage at 9.00 pm

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Willy Mason

on Thu, 15 Feb 2018 at Manchester The Deaf Institute 7:00pm

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Big Boy Bloater & The Limits

on Thu, 15 Feb 2018 at Witney Fat Lils 7:45pm

Like your Blues with a lot of Rhythm and your Rock with a lot of Roll? We're thrilled to welcome Big Boy Bloater and The Limits back to Fat Lil's with their much-celebrated brand of R&B with a modern twist as part of a very short run of headline shows ahead of a much-anticipated album release in the Spring. Bring your dancing shoes and be ready for tales of stalkers, betrayal, robot lovers + more set to an infectious beat, with world class guitar, and a vocal that has not only been compared to a cross between Tom Waits and Howlin' Wolf but was voted as one of the 'top 100 blues vocalists of all time' in a poll by readers of The Blues Magazine. This is good time music for good time people. The most recent album 'Luxury Hobo' was showcased on Radio 2 and gained the band TV coverage as well as making many 'best of 2016' lists. With celebrity fans already in the know and the general public catching on fast don't miss this show before he takes off for superstardom! "Big Boy Bloater and the Limits have a style that swings and an off-kilter sense of humour. The result is hugely entertaining, and the packed tent shows an appreciation for this bright and flowing set" - CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE The Big Boy with the big talent and the superb band is a unique artist. On form, like they are here, the three of them know no limits. MAXIMUM VOLUME MUSIC "Big Boy Bloater has a huge stage presence, quite literally, but also a lightness of touch in the deftness of the lyrics to his wry and humorous modern blues songs, and a twinkle in his eye. - BLUES MATTERS MAGAZINE On the door price £14 Sponsored by Hobgoblin Beer

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Bob Cheevers

on Thu, 15 Feb 2018 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Austin Singer-Songwriter Bob Cheevers Announces His 2018 StorySongs UK Tour Howlin' Dog Records is proud to announce that Bob Cheevers will be touring the UK in 2018 for the 13th year. He will again be promoting his epic boxed-set retrospective, Fifty Years released January 2017 in Europe and July 2017 in America. Fifty Years is a 5-disc boxed-set featuring 83 songs that chronicle the journey which includes the writing of over 3000 songs in multiple genres, touring around the world, decades living in the music centers of Memphis, Los Angeles, Nashville, and Austin, and ultimately, the release of what Cheevers feels is his masterpiece. The Story Songs Tour will feature selections from the elegant Fifty Years boxed set with song selections from his 10 previous CDs along with unreleased master recordings that have been collecting in his vault for decades. Cheever's 13th year of touring in the UK finds him reaching into his treasure trove of story songs and making them the focal point of his 2018 tour. All these songs are found in his recent Fifty Years boxed-set. It's been noted by critics worldwide that Cheevers has a unique and personal style of storytelling few writers are able to access much less sustain over a career. The honesty and heartfelt emotions exposed in his characters are a tribute to Cheever's ability to draw on his own life experiences and imagination to develop characters whose life experiences are familiar to the listener. Bob Cheevers' Story Songs Tour will be one full of laughter and a few tears along with those Ah Ha moments when the listener realizes he or she knows exactly what Bob is saying. About the stories in his songs, Bob says: I don't know if these stories are true...but they happened to me." Accompanying Cheevers again this tour will be London guitarist Geoff Haves, who with his wife, Janis, will provide tour support as the duo Haves and Haves. Light and warm sonic Pop tinged by Country and Folk with a rich, reverberation that echoes off the walls and resonates in the soul; just the right amount of jangle and wit perfectly describes this wonderful duo's songs and performances.

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Jez Lowe And The Bad Pennies

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 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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Chris Farlowe With Miller Anderson & Bob Brookes

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at Henfield Henfield Hall 7:30pm

Voodoo Kitchen in collaboration with The Henfield Club, Henfield Guild & the British Legion present: British blues legend Chris Farlowe joins veteran of Woodstock Miller Anderson and Sussex Desperate Dan Band frontman Bob Brookes for an evening of Blues Rnb and Gospel in an intimate 200 seater venue( So get your tickets quick) those of you who know of Chris Farlowe will remember 'Out of Time' & 'Handbags and Gladrags' Chris Farlowe moved to Andrew Loog Oldham's Immediate label and recorded eleven singles, five of which were cover versions of Rolling Stones songs including "Paint It, Black", "Think", "Ride On, Baby", "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", and "Out of Time", which reached no. 1 (1966) in the UK Singles Chart.[1] He recorded four more singles, the best known of which is Mike d'Abo's "Handbags and Gladrags".[2] and "My Way Of Giving", a cover of a Small Faces album track written by Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane. Miller Anderson Apart from pursuing his own solo career, he was a member of the Keef Hartley Band. Other groups Anderson has been associated with are; the Spencer Davis Group, Broken Glass, The Dukes, Mountain, Savoy Brown, T.Rex and Chicken Shack.[1] In early 2006, he joined The British Blues Quintet with Maggie Bell, Zoot Money, Colin Hodgkinson and Colin Allen. In the Spring of 2016 Miller returned to the studio and in July 2016 released a new album of 12 original tracks " Through The Mill " Bob Brookes Along with The Desperate Dan Band Bob has worked with and supported some of the most credible names in the business, either collectively or individually - people like Paul McCartney, Jools Holland, Elton John, Leo Sayer to name but a few - having had in the line-up at one time or another such people as Dave Mattacks (Fairport, Mary Chapin-Carpenter), Rest of the band that night are: Jim Barr / Bass Frazer Wigg/ Keyboards Marianne Hiller-Brook / Drums & Percussion The trio take to the stage at 8.30pm Doors 7.30pm More information at www.voodookitchen.co.uk Licensed Bar

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Megson

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. As fRoots Magazine puts it 'if you don't like the music here then you have a problem'. The most original duo on the British folk scene.'(The Guardian); 'A force in the folk revival' (The Observer); 'Simply Brilliant' (The Sunday Express). Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Megson

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. As fRoots Magazine puts it 'if you don't like the music here then you have a problem'. The most original duo on the British folk scene.'(The Guardian); 'A force in the folk revival' (The Observer); 'Simply Brilliant' (The Sunday Express). Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Ray Cooper

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Ray Cooper is a singer/ songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, currently living in Sweden, who started to play in bands when he was sixteen. Moving between rock, punk and world music, and working as a singer, bass guitarist and cellist, he finally hooked up with Oysterband in 1988, and continued to play with them after his move to Sweden in 2000. In 2012 they won three awards at the BBC Folk Awards for Best Group, Best Album and Best Traditional Track and were dubbed by fROOTS magazine as one of three 'Icons Of Folk'. Despite their success, Ray took the brave decision to leave the band and go solo in February 2013 and he has since been touring Europe extensively as a solo artist. He has recorded two critically acclaimed solo albums, 'Tales of Love, War and Death by Hanging', released in 2010, which was recorded in a Swedish log cabin, and his second, 'Palace Of Tears', which retains a distinct nordic flavour with the inclusion of Swedish fiddles and the Finnish kantele. A highly talented musician, singer and songwriter, a gig by Ray Cooper is not to be missed.

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The Railsplitters

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

The Railsplitters bring their high energy brand of bluegrass from Colorado, USA with top class instrumental playing and powerful harmonies. This hugely entertaining live band draws on a range of influences including folk/roots, Americana, modern pop and rock & roll, as well as bluegrass pioneers like Bill Monroe and Earl Scruggs. Featuring banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar and upright bass, The Railsplitters have the kind of raw power that will knock your socks off. Having got their career off to a flying start by winning the band competition at the popular and influential Rockygrass festival, The Railsplitters have spent much of the last few years on the road, honing their craft. With three albums and two extensive UK tours under their belts, the band has received rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic for their songwriting talent, luminous vocals and exceptional musical range. Though they operate with the instrumentation of a bluegrass band, The Railsplitters are making music totally unlimited by tradition. This is music for the open road, the open dance floor, and open ears - music of the American West, made for all. 'The Railsplitters are one of the most exciting bands to come on the scene in a long time. The complexity of their arrangements, the beauty of their vocals, and excitement in their performance should put them right in the center of your radar. Catch the Railsplitters, you'll dig 'em!' - Stephen Mougin, Sam Bush Band 'The Railsplitters embody two of my favourite musical elements: high quality musicianship and great original songs. They use both to make them, without a doubt, one of the best bluegrass bands to emerge in the last few years' - Andy Hall, The Infamous Stringdusters 'The Railsplitters are building their own links with listeners, continuing to push traditional bluegrass boundaries while staying true to the genre's roots-one song, one note, one memorable riff, and one heartfelt harmony at a time.' - David MacPherson, No Depression Magazine

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Willy Mason

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:30pm

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Edgelarks

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at Bristol Frenchay Village Hall 7:30pm

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Holywell Music And Folk Presents Daria Kulesh And Friends

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at Oxford Holywell Rooms 7:00pm

Holywell Music and Folk was born out of a desire and passion to bring live music to the heart of Oxford. With her striking voice and strong Russian and Ingush heritage, "bold, exotic, impressive" Daria Kulesh is a rising star and a unique character on the UK folk scene. Her debut album Eternal Child was described as phenomenal and named Runner-Up in Best Album of 2015 from a Female Artist by FolkWords, among numerous other accolades. Daria's 2017 album Long Lost Home has won awards in the UK and in Russia. The album has enjoyed national radio play and incredible reviews calling it a triumph, a masterpiece and a definite contender for the best album of 2017. Mike Harding praised the The Moon and the Pilot as "one of the most beautiful new songs of the last ten years". A hardworking and in-demand live performer, Daria offers her audiences a thoroughly engaging, entertaining and enchanting experience. For this special performance, she will be joined by a band comprising some of the best musicians on the folk scene.

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Katie Spencer / Kirsty Merryn

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

The Big Comfy Bookshop proudly presents the award winning acoustic evening 'Comfy & Acoustic'. Intimate performances from the best UK (and beyond) musicians covering folk, Americana, singer-songwriters and roots. DOUBLE HEADLINE EVENT Katie Spencer Every once in a while we are blessed with a singer who is quite simply born to write and perform exquisite songs with confident, gentle assurance. Katie Spencer is a progressive-folk singer songwriter and guitarist inspired by the people and her surroundings in the Yorkshire countryside. Her debut studio release 'Good Morning Sky' was released in May 2017 and saw Katie working with a number of outstanding musicians, namely Ted McKenna (Rory Gallagher, SAHB) and Foss Paterson (John Martyn, Jethro Tull). Recorded in Glasgow, the atmosphere of the Mini-Album recalls some of the essence of [John] Martyn's best music. The songs are treated to a delicate and mature guitar style to go with her distinctively graceful voice, Northern Sky Magazine. As debuts go Katie Spencer is clearly off to a flying start. Folk Radio UK Peter Cowley at FATEA Magazine recently reviewed her performance at Folk On The Farm, saying I had not seen Katie before but was immediately and hugely impressed. With her reverb-laden acoustic guitar, powerful and original song writing and a voice like warm honey, she was for me, the discovery of the festival. Kirsty Merryn Kirsty Merryn is a London-based singer-songwriter whose music is heavily anchored in the folk tradition, with influence from contemporary folk artists like Cara Dillon, Seth Lakeman and Kate Rusby, as well as genre-defying musicians like Joni Mitchell and Kate Bush. Kirsty has become a regular on the UK folk scene, delighting the crowds with her delicately introspective piano based songs and sophisticated musical style, which are balanced beautifully by an intimate and finely observational lyrical content. In 2015 after being discovered by Steve Knightley she received national airplay on BBC Radio 6 Music and in 2016 opened the main stage at Sidmouth Folk Week for headliners Show of Hands. Kirsty is currently working on her debut album, a collection of stories about inspirational women, with funding from the English Folk Dance and Song Society, and produced by award-winning Gerry Diver (Sam Lee, Lisa Knapp, The Speech Project), which will be released later in 2017. In Autumn 2017 Kirsty will be touring the UK over 22 nights, supporting Show of Hands on their Cathedral Tour. Stage Times Katie Spencer 9.45-10.45 Kirsty Merryn 8.30-9.30 TBA 8.00-8.25 The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, wine and beer plus snacks. No other food or drink to be brought into the premises. For details of the bookshop please visit www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk www.facebook.com/thebigcomfybookshop www.twitter.com/bigcomfybooks www.instagram.com/bigcomfybooks www.bigcomfysessions.com NOTE: If you are late you'll have to wait for the acts to finish their set/song to avoid interrupting the performance

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Liz Simcock

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at Stony Stratford York House Centre 7:30pm

Concert in the Beechy Room

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Mawkin

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

In 2015 Mawkin delivered their self-produced and critically acclaimed album 'The Ties That Bind'. Their 'unapologetically energetic' approach and DIY ethic surprised critics, fans and welcomed new audience members describing them as a 'modern day Fairport'. With a host of rebel rousing folk songs and instrumentals the band modernise traditional folk material with their own touch and have since excited audiences with their artillery of loud, boisterous, foot stomping live sets. Critics of the album suggested that Mawkin might fill the 'Bellowhead shaped hole' so it seemed only natural to support them on their farewell tour of 2016 amongst a flurry of key festivals and UK tour dates.

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The Churchfitters

on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 at Somerton Meadway Hall 7:30pm

Further info at http://comptondundon.com/?page_id=5284

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Pagoda Project

on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Captivating and original, Folk Jazz fusion that will delight, surprise and entertain. The combination of Paul Hutchinson (Belshazzar's Feast, Hoover the Dog) on accordion with a folk background and Karen Wimhurst (Cauld Blast Orchestra) on clarinets with a classical and jazz background is not an obvious one but works oh so brilliantly. What they do have in common is they are both supremely talented musicians who bring something new and fresh to every performance. David Kidman (Fatea) summed what to expect really well when he wrote expect ebullient yet sensitive playing, with infectious, well-pointed rhythms, and a talent for taking tunes off into creative tangents, a real gift for affectionate pastiche, and a keen understanding of all manner of folk and world musics, classical and jazz disciplines. Oh, and a delicious sense of wordplay. Since Pagoda's last appearance at ACE Space (in the days they were a duo rather than a project) they have recorded and released their first CD Clarion to great acclaim. Songlines gave them a 5 star review (the only 5 star review in an edition that reviewed over 60 CDs). Their last gig is still the only one where two encores were demanded by the audience. Pagoda Project gigs tend to be few and far between so don't miss this opportunity.

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Pagoda Project

on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Captivating and original, Folk Jazz fusion that will delight, surprise and entertain. The combination of Paul Hutchinson (Belshazzar's Feast, Hoover the Dog) on accordion with a folk background and Karen Wimhurst (Cauld Blast Orchestra) on clarinets with a classical and jazz background is not an obvious one but works oh so brilliantly. What they do have in common is they are both supremely talented musicians who bring something new and fresh to every performance. David Kidman (Fatea) summed what to expect really well when he wrote expect ebullient yet sensitive playing, with infectious, well-pointed rhythms, and a talent for taking tunes off into creative tangents, a real gift for affectionate pastiche, and a keen understanding of all manner of folk and world musics, classical and jazz disciplines. Oh, and a delicious sense of wordplay. Since Pagoda's last appearance at ACE Space (in the days they were a duo rather than a project) they have recorded and released their first CD Clarion to great acclaim. Songlines gave them a 5 star review (the only 5 star review in an edition that reviewed over 60 CDs). Their last gig is still the only one where two encores were demanded by the audience. Pagoda Project gigs tend to be few and far between so don't miss this opportunity.

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Geno Washington And The Ram Jam Band

on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 at Lewes The Con Club 8:00pm

Geno Washington and The Ram Jam Band | Geno Washington and The YoYo's Information Page Geno Washington and The Ram Jam Band are an English based Soul band originally active from 1965 to 1969. Now going stronger than ever! Members: Geno Washington (Lead Vocals); Geoff Hemsley (Drums); Steve Bingham (Bass and Backing Vocals); Billy Burke (Guitar and Backing Vocals); and Alan Whetton (Tenor Sax). Geno Washington and The YoYo's play a more Blues oriented set and are the band minus the saxes.

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Noble Jacks

on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 at Melton Mowbray Eastwell Village Hall 7:00pm

NOBLE JACKS are a rip-roaring Alt-Folk band with roof raising energy and whose warm electro-acoustic interactions fuse together with a mixture of upbeat folky footstompin' rhythms and engaging lyricism. The band encompasses heartfelt, yet uptempo songs showcasing fiddle, blues harmonica and big anthem toplines. The band hit the festival scene hard in 2016 with performances at Chagstock, Beautiful Days, Broadstairs Folk Week and Bestival to name a few, while 2017 has seen Noble Jacks' debut at Glastonbury with more to come!

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Miranda Sykes

on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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The Tannahill Weavers

on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 at Uckfield Civic Centre 7:15pm

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 performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can't get better...yet continue to do just that.

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Half Deaf Clatch & Supports

on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 at Manchester Fuel Cafe Bar 6:30pm

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Willy Mason

on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 at Glasgow The Glad Cafe 7:30pm

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The Jigantics, Goat Roper Rodeo Band, The Savannahs

on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 at Petersfield The Studio @ TPS 7:00pm

It's been a long time in the planning but at last we're delighted to announce the launch night in our newest (old) venue, in our favourite town - The Studio @ The Petersfield School (TPS) in (obviously) Petersfield! We have many friends who travel down from the area who have often said to us Why don't you put on some of your Americana shows in Petersfield?!and having put on a few shows at TPS many many years ago, we thought what a great idea! and the result of that is this amazing showcase of some of our favourite Americana acts all in one show! The Jigantics One of the UK's 'must see' live roots acts. A discernible quality oozing from every groove. Delving into the myriad roots of Americana and British music and serving it up with an originality and respect that is as heartening as it is refreshing! (Fatea Magazine) "A fabulous fusion of cajun, rock, folk and Americana that blew the socks off our audience. Absolute class. (Steve Sheldon, FolkIcons.co.uk) Goat Roper Rodeo Band With just two old guitars, an upright bass and a bucket full of aching harmony, The Goat Roper Rodeo Band are out there preaching 'country blues', like you've never heard! "The Goat Ropers are 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 Savannahs This new country girl group are already making a huge impact! (Ticketweb) The Savannahs are destined for superstardom! Perfect! More information at: www.squarerootspromotions.co.uk

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Martin Simpson

on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 at Macclesfield Mottram Village Hall 7:15pm

Doors open at 7.15 for 8 o'clock start.

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Ewan Mclennan

on Sun, 18 Feb 2018 at Durham Empty Shop HQ 4:30pm

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