Ben Poole

on Sun, 14 Feb 2016 at Worthing Pier 7:00pm

Ben Poole When you hear comments below from some of the worlds' greatest guitar players and one of the leading UK roots magazines you just know they have heard something very special. Twenty-five year old Ben Poole is currently being described as the most exciting young blues guitarist to come out of the UK for a long, long time. F***ing amazing! I loved his playingI really loved his playing! - JEFF BECK A Really great player! - GARY MOORE This is a young man to look out for as he is no doubt a rising talent and should be supported when he comes to a local venue. - 'BLUES MATTERS' MAGAZINE Great tracks, great guitar and vocal liveone great special player! - BERNIE TORME (Ozzy Osbourne, Ian Gillan/Deep Purple) A fleet fingered and talented newcomer to the British blues scene. His playing may be ferocious but he rarely sacrifices precision for it. His phrasing belies his years. Definitely one to watch. -'Guitarist' Magazine Very good. A really fresh sound and style! -Paul Jones (BBC Radio 2) Blues Extravaganza! The guitar sounds were impeccable, the timing was beyond reproach and there was evidence of dynamic awareness throughoutThis was no lazy blues offering Ben managed to sneak in everything from country licks to Satriani-style legato widdling, yet this was never to the detriment of the overall musicality of the performance. Nice! -Guthrie Govan Steve Nimmo Trio As one half of Scotland's highly respected Nimmo Brothers, Stevie Nimmo has been a well-known and respected figure throughout the blues and roots world nearly 20 years. Having toured extensively in a stripped back, acoustic format to promote his debut solo project 'The Wynds of Life', Stevie has now set out on a new adventure with a full-on, electric, no-holds-barred trio. Stevie says that, although the acoustic project is extremely satisfying and allows him to showcase his voice and song writing talents in the perfect environment, sometimes you just want to break out the Les Paul, crank up the old orange amp and make some noise! What they say: Man that guy can sing! - David Grissom (Storyville) Stevie's voice is at times gritty, other times emotional but all times perfection! - Maverick Magazine Displaying a burning passion to get down and dirty, he becomes neck deep in the swampy Louisiana side of things when he comes up with a future blues steeped rock gem as 'Long Road To Heaven'.. Muscle Shoals at its peak would be proud of having recorded this track! - Flyinshoes Review

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Ewan Mclennan

on Sun, 14 Feb 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Ewan McLennan has come to be known as a guitarist at the very forefront of his generation; a troubadour, balladeer and storyteller; a singer that can move audiences with his passion and pathos; and a songwriter for whom social justice is still a burning issue. From a BBC Horizon Award for his debut album to his recent performances on the acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions, recent years have been marked by numerous awards and accolades for his music. Ewan McLennan's new album, 'Stories Still Untold', is already attracting critical acclaim and is sure to further cement him as "one of the bright lights on the folk scene today". 'Ewan McLennan has realised his potential on a wonderful album of traditional folk.' The Telegraph 'McLennan continues his evolution into a major figure on the folk scene...an artist whose music lives and breathes.' Songlines 'In many ways Ewan McLennan is the perfect embodiment of modern folk song. An outstanding guitarist, a magnificent interpreter of traditional song and an immensely gifted songwriter.' Spiral Earth 'Beautifully conceived and executed. Stories Still Untold is his best work yet.' Martin Simpson

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Ewan Mclennan

on Sun, 14 Feb 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Ewan McLennan has come to be known as a guitarist at the very forefront of his generation; a troubadour, balladeer and storyteller; a singer that can move audiences with his passion and pathos; and a songwriter for whom social justice is still a burning issue. From a BBC Horizon Award for his debut album to his recent performances on the acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions, recent years have been marked by numerous awards and accolades for his music. Ewan McLennan's new album, 'Stories Still Untold', is already attracting critical acclaim and is sure to further cement him as "one of the bright lights on the folk scene today". 'Ewan McLennan has realised his potential on a wonderful album of traditional folk.' The Telegraph 'McLennan continues his evolution into a major figure on the folk scene...an artist whose music lives and breathes.' Songlines 'In many ways Ewan McLennan is the perfect embodiment of modern folk song. An outstanding guitarist, a magnificent interpreter of traditional song and an immensely gifted songwriter.' Spiral Earth 'Beautifully conceived and executed. Stories Still Untold is his best work yet.' Martin Simpson

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Mary Humphreys And Anahata

on Sun, 14 Feb 2016 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

A welcome return! Wonderful versions of Traditional songs and tunes. Concertina, melodeon and banjo plus a sense of 'just-rightness.'

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Peter Knight's Gigspanner

on Sun, 14 Feb 2016 at Topsham Matthews Hall 7:30pm

Legendary fiddle player Peter Knight joined by Roger Flack on guitar and Vincent Salzfaas on percussion explore traditional music and song and their related themes with energy, brilliance and spontaneity. Doors 7.30pm Concert Starts 8pm

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Maz O'connor 'the Longing Kind Tour'

on Sun, 14 Feb 2016 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:00pm

We are delighted to welcome Maz O'Connor to The Castle Hotel on Sunday 14th Fenruary, as part of her UK tour. Maz O'Connor BBC Folk Award nominee Maz O'Connor performs songs form her new album 'The Longing Kind', exploring themes of longing, belonging, home, family and identity. Performing a mixture of traditional, re-worked folk songs and her own thoughtful, poetic compositions, Maz accompanies herself on guitar, tenor guitar, piano and shruti box, but it is her uniquely pure voice that really makes her stand out. 'The Longing Kind Tour' is a mixture of songs, poems, stories, family memories and some light audience participation. The songs have been crafted into a show that invites the audience to join the musicians on an exploration of nostalgia, youth and what it means to be at home. So settle in for an evening of journeys: of Winter to Spring, youth to (relative) maturity, home to away, and back home again. '...a captivating voice...a remarkable songwriting talent, ****' (Q Magazine) www.mazoconnor.com Caitlin Gilligan Young Scottish singer-songwriter Caitlin Gilligan grew up in rural Galloway, now based in Manchester and Liverpool, her songs still echo the wild empty spaces of her Scottish childhood. Her influences include American folk artists such as Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan as well as more modern artists such as Hurray For The Riff Raff, Rachel Sermanni and The Tallest Man On Earth. Her music harks back to a simpler time; her songs demonstrate a clear-throated voice with a strong Celtic quality while the unornamented instrumentation allows the tunes to speak for themselves. www.facebook.com/caitlingilliganmusic

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Bruno Merz **general Advance**

on Sun, 14 Feb 2016 at Brighton The Green Door Store 7:00pm

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Zetor In The Kailyard

on Sun, 14 Feb 2016 at Hope Old Hall Hotel - tea rooms 7:30pm

Tractor meets Trad... A melange of roaring tunes and reflective songs Zetor in the kailyard Kate Badcock and Roddy Johnston Scottish folk music Pushing traditional music to the edge of modernity, from the west coast of Ireland to the East coast of Fife, combining diverse instrumentation and innovative beats...Music of the common people, old and new, with a highly accomplished band.

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Kath Tait At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 14 Feb 2016 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Kath Tait is a singer/songwriter who takes her inspiration from the general chaos of modern life and from her extensive employment and marital history - involving many husbands and dayjobs! Her songs are sharply observed, laconic tales of everyday absurdity. Her stage act combines deadpan delivery with melodic guitar work and lyrics that are humorous, profound and outrageous. 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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Ray "chopper" Cooper - Uk Solo Tour 2016

on Sun, 14 Feb 2016 at London Blessings 1:15pm

Sunday Matinee Performance in lovely friendly bar serving beer, cider, spirits and tea and coffee near Liverpool Street. Ray Cooper is an independent singer/ songwriter and multi-instrumentalist currently living in Sweden, for 30 years he was a member of the world-famous and much loved Oyster Band. His first solo album 'Tales of Love War and Death by Hanging' was followed by the wonderful "Palace of Tears". the tour features songs from both albums, plus the occasional sprinkling of traditional songs and new, unreleased material.

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Vimala Rowe - Valentine's Special

on Sun, 14 Feb 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- With the soulful vocals of Vimala Rowe, and accompaniment from jazz pianist Joe Webb, and Gethin Jones on drums, the trio honour some of the celebrated songs about love from the 30's, 40's and then some. From Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn to Julie London. Love is in the air!

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Button Accordion-beginners & Improvers 10 Week Course

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Button Accordion-Beginners

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Button Accordion-intermediate 10 Week Course

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 8:00pm

Button Accordion-Intermediate level.

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Button Accordion-advanced 10 Week Course

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

Button Accordion-Advanced level

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Traditional Guitar Accompaniment-beginners 10 Week Course

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:30pm

Guitar accompaniment in DADGAD and standard tuning-Beginners and Improvers

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Traditional Guitar Accompaniment-intermediate 10 Week Course

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:30pm

Guitar accompaniment in DADGAD and standard tuning-Intermediate

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Tin Whistle-beginners 10 Week Course

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

The beginners whistle class is for those who are new to the tin whistle. You will learn the proper way to hold it, how get good tone out of it and how to play some simple tunes. If you can already play a few tunes, we would recommend the Lower-Intermediate level. With Tim Flaherty

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Tin Whistle-lower Intermediate 10 Week Course

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

Lower Intermediate is for those that have had some experience with the whistle; maybe played when younger or are moving up from the beginners' class. We will work on gaining confidence, improving rhythm and introducing ornamentation into the tunes. With Brian Stafford

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Tin Whistle-upper Intermediate 10 Week Course

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Upper Intermediate level classes are for those who have a variety of tunes already and can learn by ear. More difficult tunes and ornamentation in this level. With Brian Stafford

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Tin Whistle-advanced 10 Week Course - Cancelled

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 8:00pm

Advanced Whistle is for those who have gained facility and want to work on repertoire, style and speed. With

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Concertina-all Levels 18:00 10 Week Course

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

Concertina classes are mixed level-pick the time that suits you. With Tom McGonigle and Úna Monaghan

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Concertina-all Levels 19:00 10 Week Course

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Concertina classes are mixed level-pick the time that suits you. With Tom McGonigle

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Flute-beginners 10 Week Course

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Beginner's Irish Flute Class

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Flute-advanced 10 Week Course

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 8:00pm

Advanced Flute Class

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Banjo/mandolin-beginners 10 Week Course

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 5:00pm

Irish Tenor Banjo and Mandolin Class-Beginners

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Banjo/mandolin-lower Intermediate 10 Week Course

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

Irish Tenor Banjo and Mandolin Class-Lower Intermediate

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Banjo/mandolin-upper Intermediate 10 Week Course

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

Irish Tenor Banjo and Mandolin Class-Upper Intermediate

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Banjo/mandolin-advanced 10 Week Course

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Irish Tenor Banjo and Mandolin Class-Advanced

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BodhrÁn-beginners 10 Week Course

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Introduction to the Bodhrán

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BodhrÁn-intermediate 10 Week Course

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 8:00pm

Intermediate Bodhrán

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BodhrÁn-advanced 10 Week Course

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 9:00pm

Advanced Bodhrán

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Introduction To Traditional Irish Singing 10 Week Course

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

Introduction to Traditional Irish Song. No experience required. With Christine Dowling

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Traditional Singing Circle 10 Week Course

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

Traditional Irish singing mainly from the English language tradition. Unaccompanied singing with Maurice Leyden. Traditional Singing Experience required.

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Flute-intermediate 10 Week Course

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Intermediate-level Irish traditional flute class

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Fiddle-beginners 10 Week Course

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:30pm

Beginner's level Irish Traditional Fiddle with Kevin McCullagh

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Fiddle-lower Intermediate 10 Week Course

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

Lower Intermediate Irish Fiddle for people with some fiddle or violin experience. With Conor Caldwell

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Fiddle-upper Intermediate 10 Week Course

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:30pm

Upper Intermediate level classes are for those who have a variety of tunes already and can learn by ear. More difficult tunes and ornamentation in this level.

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Fiddle-advanced 10 Week Course

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Advanced Irish Fiddle with Conor Caldwell

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Uilleann Pipes-beginners 10 Week Course

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:30pm

Beginner's Uilleann Pipe Class with

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Uilleann Pipes-intermediate/advanced 10 Week Course

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 8:30pm

Intermediate Level Uilleann Pipes Class

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Harp-beginners 10 Week Course

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 10:00am

Beginners Harp

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Harp-intermediate 10 Week Course

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 11:00am

Intermediate Harp

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Harp-advanced 10 Week Course

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 12:00pm

Advanced Harp

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Vicki Swan And Jonny Dyer

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer effortlessly blend traditional material with contemporary sounds. Their performances showcase new interpretations of old songs alongside original self penned tunes and new contemporary songs that are entirely at home in the tradition. They have developed a sound that is both familiar and fresh. Strong believers in letting the music tradition live and breathe through sensitive interpretation, Vicki and Jonny allow the melody to sing without any constraints. Be entranced by the haunting nyckelharpa, amazed at the cow horn (one of the world's earliest communication devices) and meet some of the bagpipes that didn't come from Scotland. Suitable for all ages, their evenings are packed with toe tapping tunes and songs of love, death, trains and dressing up (not always at the same time) all presented with sparkling gentle humour, lots of smiles and skillful musicianship. Vicki Swan (Scottish smallpipes, Swedish nyckelharpa & oktavharpa, flute, English border pipes, Swedish bagpipes, double bass) Following in her father's footsteps Vicki is a second generation piper. Having begun the music ladder at the age of five, Vicki went on to study the double bass at the Royal College of Music, becoming the principal double bass and winning the solo double bass competition. Vicki has now returned to her Swedish roots with the addition of the Swedish nyckelharpa, Swedish bagpipes and translating Swedish ballads. Vicki was a member of the 2013 European Nyckeharpa Orchestra, runs the Nyckelharpas at Halsway and is a tutor for the International Days of Nyckelharpa in Germany for 2014. Jonny Dyer (Vocals, Guitars, Accordion) Composer and competition-winning guitar player; Jonny's outstanding technical ability, coupled with a wide-ranging musical taste has made him a tireless and forceful musical innovator.æ Jonny has been singing choral music and playing soul, jazz and folk for as long as he can remember. www.swan-dyer.co.uk

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Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at London St Pancras Old Church 7:30pm

A singer who seems to have been born knowing how to carry a tune but with the rarer gift of knowing how to go straight to the heart of a song. Fay's first two solo albums, Looking Glass (2010) and Orfeo (2012), were released by prestigious folk label Topic Records. They won Fay many accolades as well as a nomination for the Horizon Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Fay's choice of material and the delivery of it, reflect a rare sensitivity and appreciation of the tradition whilst remaining naturalistic and highly distinctive. Her longstanding band, The Hurricane Party, expands to include members of The Full English, including fiddle, concertina, banjo, guitar, percussion and bass. At times sparse and contemplative, at times with a festival stomp, the music is captivating and engaging with plenty of choruses and vibrant interaction with the audience. Bringing new arrangements to old songs, Fay continues in her exploration of the incredible repertoire that is the English tradition pushing at the boundaries of our engagement with music.

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The Sunny Mountain Serenaders

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Fiddler Mark Campbell and banjoist, singer, mouth harpist Mac Traynham share a common love of traditional mountain music of Virginia. Both learned from legends of the area. Mark and Mac are Masters with the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and have earned ribbons for their music in contests ranging from Galax to the State Fair of Virginia, to Elk Creek and Clifftop, WV. They are joined by ace guitarist John Schwab a coveted accompanist. He has accompanied contest winners from Surry County to Clifftop. The three boast 130 years of experience in the field of old time music, and perform songs and tunes from Virginia and beyond. Check them out on the YouTube links below Sugar hill: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAwJp9pdT-Y Uncle Norm's Tune: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Qyqml7SvUs:

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An Evening With Mike And Crys Rothon

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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An Evening With Mike And Crys Rothon

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Ragged Ends

on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at Manchester Gullivers 8:00pm

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Maz O'connor - The Longing Kind Tour

on Tue, 16 Feb 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

BBC Folk Award nominee Maz O'Connor performs a mixture of traditional, re-worked folk songs and her own thoughtful, poetic compositions. Maz accompanies herself on guitar, tenor guitar, piano and shruti box, but it is her uniquely pure voice that really makes her stand out. Maz is touring her new album 'The Longing Kind' all around the U.K. this year, but this is no ordinary gig. The songs have been crafted into a show that invites the audience to join the musicians on a tour of longing, belonging, youth and identity. 'a captivating voicea remarkable songwriting talent, ****' (Q Magazine)

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Crh Music Presents Christopher Paul Stelling

on Tue, 16 Feb 2016 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

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Brian Houston

on Tue, 16 Feb 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Brian Houston has been writing recording a releasing albums for years, and, having spent the last couple of years living and touring in the US, he is currently working in the studio on his new album, returning to his Irish roots . A truly independent successful artist, he has consistently produced work of a standard that has led to UK, Irish and American tours and seen him work with names such as Van Morrison Elvis Costello, Nanci Griffith and Robert Plant. One of Britain's great song writers.... - Bob Harris Effortlessly bridges the gap between the impish twinkle in the eye and fragile openness.....beautifully simple. - Net Rhythms The Music is astonishing! ... each song is a well made beauty......humble perfection - Paste Magazine USA

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Jim Causley: 'forgotten Kingdom' Album Launch

on Wed, 17 Feb 2016 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

Five times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jim Causley is singer/accordionist who is passionate about traditional song and particularly that of his native Devon. Previous incarnations include The Devil's Interval and Mawkin:Causley and he has recorded with the likes of Waterson:Carthy, Show of Hands, John McCusker and David Rotheray of Beautiful South fame. In recent years, projects have included touring with Steve Knightley and Kate Rusby. 2015 sees the release of a new album Forgotten Kingdom, somewhat of a departure and a new beginning; this is Jim's first album of entirely self-penned material. It is being recorded and produced by Phil Beer and will mark exactly ten years since the release of Causley's debut album Fruits of the Earth. 2013's Cyprus Well saw Jim setting to music the poems of his relative, the late Charles Causley. This new album will showcase him not just as a fine traditional singer and musician, not only as an interpreter of others people's words but as a fine wordsmith in his own right. It will feature many of Jim's friends from the Devon folk scene including members of Show of Hands, Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll, long-time collaborator James Dumbelton as well as some surprise cameos. You can expect to hear a few re-workings of traditional tales as well as songs exploring previously untold stories of Causley's native Westcountry inspired by projects he has been involved in during the past few years such as a collaboration with artist Simon Pope and Exeter's Spacex Gallery which focused on the tin mining heritage of Devon and produced the song 'Pride of the Moor'. And it wouldn't be a Jim Causley without a few light-hearted numbers to offset the balance! This will be an album firmly rooted in ancient history yet told from a bang up-to-date perspective with all the light and shade which that entails. Male Singer of the Year Spiral Earth Awards 2014 Top 10 Folk Albums of 2013 The Telegraph 'Jim Causley and his fellow folk musicians bring it to life with real zest, his deep baritone voice soaring as he sings.' ★★★★ The Telegraph

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Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

on Wed, 17 Feb 2016 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Lauren Housley

on Wed, 17 Feb 2016 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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Flats And Sharps - Album Launch

on Wed, 17 Feb 2016 at London Mau Mau Bar 7:00pm

Launching their album 'King of My Mind' Band on stage at 7:30 for one hour.

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Devon Allman

on Wed, 17 Feb 2016 at Aldershot West End Centre 7:00pm

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Peter Bruntnell + Jeff Finlin + Clive Barnes

on Wed, 17 Feb 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ PETER BRUNTNELL: It started back in 1995 when Peter signed to Almo Sounds, where his label-mates included Gillian Welch and Garbage. He made two albums for the label: Cannibal and Camelot in Smithereens. Grammy-winner Peter Smith (Sting/Squeeze), who produced Pete's debut Cannibal, still cites it as "one of the top 3 records I've worked on". In 1999 Peter signed to Slowriver/ Rykodisc and released Normal For Bridgwater, a record that was to be his biggest commercial success to date which won him wider acclaim in North America. Upon hearing the album, Kathleen Edwards told her producer when recording her debut Failer, "I want to make an album like this". Peter struck up a friendship with Son Volt, which resulted in them touring together. It also saw the introduction to Peter's band of 17 year-old James Walbourne. As well as playing with Peter, James is now half of the duo Rails with his wife Kami Thompson. Rather than reproduce the Americana feel of Normal For Bridgwater, Peter's restless musical spirit has seen him strike out in new direction with almost every subsequent album. Four albums for Loose continued to win him admirers - by 2005, The Independent were calling him "one of the finest songwriters in Britain" and Richmond Fontaine's front man Willy Vlautin named Peter as his favourite singer. His 2009 Loose album Peter And The Murder Of Crows is filled with psychedelic drones and mellifluous tunes; the album found reviewers and fans alike comparing him with Nick Drake and John Martyn. It was one of Q magazine's 'Albums Of The Year' and was an 'Americana Album Of The Month' in MOJO Magazine. Ever inventive, with 2011's Black Mountain UFO Peter mixed West Coast harmonies with the requisite dab of psychedelia. 2013's Retrospective featured tracks from all of Peter's albums to date and was crowned with a re-recorded version and video of 'Played Out' featuring platinum-selling Rumer. "Bruntnell has a remarkable knack for turning out big, dreamy, melodic, memorable songs" - MOJO "His songs are warm and beautifully radiant" Uncut "One of the finest songwriters in Britain" The Independent "One of England's best kept musical secrets" Rolling Stone C JEFF FINLIN: Born in Cleveland, Ohio, the grandson of Irish railroad workers (who seemed to be in the habit of leaping from trains), Jeff Finlin is a fascinating, unique artist. His career has taken many twists and turns. He began with wanderlust, traveling America using every form of transportation, with the exception of rickshaw (still on the bucket list). Having played in bands in Boston, Ohio and L.A, he finally wound up in Nashville with long-time mate and Academy Award nominee Gwil Owen ("A Softer Place to Fall") to form the rock band "the Thieves", which released the acclaimed "Seduced by Money", produced by Marshall Crenshaw on Capitol Records. In 1993, he went on to produce the self-released "Lonely Light" before going on to produce the Little Dog/ Mercury release, "Highway Diaries". The Chicago Sun Times said: "FINLIN writes with the minimalist grit of Sam Shepard and Raymond Carver - tune in and you will hear an elusive magic." Next it was on to New York, where Jeff incorporated the likes of Mark Ribot (Tom Waits and Elvis Costello) and Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan), to produce "Original Fin", which was released on BMG/Gravity in the UK and Ireland and NBFNY in the U.S. Music Row called the record: "A do it yourself piece of musical brilliance - Simply manna to the literate songwriter's soul." Uncut called Finlin - "A real find." CLIVE BARNES: Clive Barnes is a guitarist, singer and songwriter of rare quality. Clive has released four studio albums to date the latest of which The Ghost Country garnered rave four and five star reviews with previous album Welcome To Farewell winning Album of the Year in US publication Acoustic Guitar. Clive toured consistently throughout the US and Europe as a solo act and also as lap steel guitarist with the likes of Eric Bibb, Joe Cocker and Taj Mahal. He has toured as opening act with Jeff Beck, Alison Krauss, Gary Clark Jr, David Crosby, Dr. John, Greg Allman, Solomon Burke, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Seasick Steve, Rodrigo Y Gabriela and many many more. RTE's Harry Guiren noted in a review of Clive Barnes performing at Vicar Street, Dublin, "Clive is a guitarist who can make one acoustic sound like six. Barnes transported the entire, hushed venue across the Atlantic to where the paths taken by the Delta Blues, Tom Waits and Bruce Springsteen all led to his own special territory."

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Will Varley @ Brudenell Social Club

on Thu, 18 Feb 2016 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:00pm

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Gordie Mackeeman & His Rhythm Boys

on Thu, 18 Feb 2016 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Ryley Walker With Danny Thompson

on Thu, 18 Feb 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:30pm

Playing together for the very first time, the much-anticipated collaboration between two of contemporary folk's finest artists - Ryley Walker and Danny Thompson. Singer-songwriter Ryley Walker plays guitar like Bert Jansch and sings like Tim Buckley, yet has a musical style that's all his own. Still only in his mid-twenties, he's well on his way to becoming a major artist, as the rave reviews for his live performances and his most recent album, Primrose Green, attest. For this very special concert, Ryley is joined onstage by near-legendary double-bassist Danny Thompson, who performed with both Bert Jansch (in Pentangle) and Tim Buckley, as well as with Nick Drake, John Martyn and many more - helping to create the lyrical and jazz-flecked astral folk that so influenced Walker close to half a century later. As well as performing works from his previous albums, the shows will likely include new Ryley Walker material. Expect a memorable night as these two immensely talented artists come together to create something exceptional. Advance booking strongly advised. Utterly delightful, and a fresh as tomorrow The Independent

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New Roots Double Bill: Hannah Cumming Plus Saul Bailey

on Thu, 18 Feb 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This year's New Roots young performer showcase features Somerset-based fiddle player and singer Hannah, alongside Saul, a melodeon and English concertina player from Hertfordshire. These nights are usually great fun, so please come and support the youngsters if you can. It really means a lot says Hannah.

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New Roots Double Bill: Hannah Cumming Plus Saul Bailey

on Thu, 18 Feb 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This year's New Roots young performer showcase features Somerset-based fiddle player and singer Hannah, alongside Saul, a melodeon and English concertina player from Hertfordshire. These nights are usually great fun, so please come and support the youngsters if you can. It really means a lot says Hannah.

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Duke Bradley **general Advance**

on Thu, 18 Feb 2016 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:00pm

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Lunchtime Concert: Adam Sweet And Saskia Moore-griffiths

on Thu, 18 Feb 2016 at Lyme Regis Marine Theatre 2:00pm

For one afternoon only, a double bill of two of the finest rising acoustic artists in the South West! With Adam Sweet's driving guitar and Saskia's clear natural tones, you are in for an afternoon of raw original songs and stunning musical talent, delivered with humour and style. Adam Sweet's golden, expressive throat and driving guitar style delivers blues with hard-earned soulfulness, dignity and integrity. He's currently working on the follow-up to his acclaimed debut album Small Town Thinking. "Adam's gift is timeless" - The Blues Magazine Singer-Songwriter Saskia is touring her debut album Gentle Heart, and is known for her clear, enchanting tones, and passionate creative melodies. Saskia's original songs draw on the genre's of Americana, roots & darker folk music. a fine singer-songwriterwonderful voice and great guitar playing Johnny Coppin, BBC Radio Gloucestershire.

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Merry Hell @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club, Cheshire

on Thu, 18 Feb 2016 at Ellesmere Port The Whitby Club 7:15pm

The fantastic Lancashire-based folk band ~~ MERRY HELL ~~ once again pay a further visit to The Oak Room @ The Whitby Club, Chester Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 6QF. This band put on a tremendous show a couple of years ago at the Wirral Folk Festival, in the same venue and on the main stage. A wonderful night of entertainment is assured. The concert commences at 7-45pm. Enquiries - 0151-678-9902

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A Fistful Of Spookies

on Thu, 18 Feb 2016 at Masham Town Hall 7:30pm

The Spooky Men's Chorale took the UK by storm with their barnstorming acapella tours before retreating to their native Australia. However, they left five British Spookies behind, who are now gathering from all corners of the country to revisit the Spooky catalogue. Expect to laugh and be moved by great singing, tunes and tomfoolery.

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The Neon Collective

on Thu, 18 Feb 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

A rare chance to listen to acoustic performances of original songs from a gathering of local singer-songwriters, each with their own unique style, showcasing their own songs. Every song will be an original composition. If you would like to experience our music and meet some of our local singer-songwriters, keep the date free come and join us tonight. We can promise you an evening with a difference. What's not to like?

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Mara Simpson + Alev Lenz

on Thu, 18 Feb 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Folklore presents.... MARA SIMPSON Introduced to the world with whisky at birth. Singer-songwriter guitarist, banjo thrasher & keys caresser who has called Watamu, Wellington, Berlin & Brighton all home. She's captivated audiences around the world with her soulful melodies, rich lyricism, unassuming charm and wicked laugh. With a style of writing equally as eclectic as her background, Mara delivers an old soul voice with a unique perspective, quoted by New Zealand Musician Magazine as 'Soulful, sincere, warm, rich and intimate. The songwriting is stunning.' Growing up between England and East Africa, she's played stages and festivals across Germany, New Zealand and the UK where she lives. *** ALEV LENZ Since the release of her debut album in her home country of Germany, the singer/ songwriter/ producer has busied herself with gigs in London and New York as well as composing soundtracks for several high profile German films. Since arriving in London, Alev has played shows at The Vortex, the hub of the capital's avant jazz and electronic scene, had an exhibition of her own artwork and hosted a weekly show on the independent NTS Radio station. She has recently finished the production of her second album in London's Premises Studios. Song No. 1 and Memphis, the first tracks taken from Alev Lenz's second album, demonstrate a diverse set of influences, from European classical to experimental electronics. Song No. 1 / Memphis were released as Alev's first UK single. Her main collaborator for the album was acclaimed Finnish drummer Samuli Kosminen (Múm, Hauschka, Kronos Quartet, Jónsi). A mutual friend suggested they work together, which was the starting point for weeks and months of emailing sessions from London to Helsinki and back. Upon hearing 'Memphis' Jas Shaw of Simian Mobile Disco was taken by the sound and offered to mix the whole album.

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New Roots Presents: Pepe Belmonte/ Jack Sharp (wolf People)

on Thu, 18 Feb 2016 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

The Harrison Kings Cross WC1H 8JF £5.00 adv/ £6.00 door Doors open 7.30 pm. Music from 8.00 pm English-Italian and brought up in West Cork in Ireland, troubadour Pepe Belmonte has many strings to his folk bow. Taking inspiration from the laid-back, intimate country blues style of Mississippi John Hurt and mixing it with sweet melodic influences from the likes of Paul Simon and John Martin, his songs have a classic, timeless feel. Backed by a splendid band of stand-up bass, drums and cello, his place as a highly respected artist on the London folk underground is brought to light by a beautiful set of Americana tinged roots songs. Watch Pep Belmonte https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J69ALO1vl4 Jack Sharp is the singer and guitarist with psych folk-rock band Wolf People (180,000 youtube hits and counting!). In his years with the band, he has developed a keen side interest in finding, singing and interpreting folk songs from his home of Bedfordshire, inspired by the music of Nic Jones, Lal Waterson and Peter Bellamy. Listen to Jack Sharp https://jacksharp.bandcamp.com/track/duke-of-bedford

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North Sea Gas

on Thu, 18 Feb 2016 at Uxbridge RNA 7:00pm

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North Sea Gas

on Thu, 18 Feb 2016 at Uxbridge RNA 7:00pm

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Cara Dillon

on Fri, 19 Feb 2016 at Barton The Ropewalk Doors 7.00pm

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Anda Union

on Fri, 19 Feb 2016 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

The brilliant 9-piece band Anda Union from Inner Mongolia grew up in families 'with the music', several of whom still live in the traditional Mongolian way, and came together at music college in Hoh Hot, their capital city. There they were able to integrate traditional forms - like the now-famous throat singing - into creating a sound uniquely and mysteriously Mongolian but with a strong appeal to a western sensibility. If you miss this opportunity to see the band live at The Plough, you can be assured of hearing about the concert for a long time afterwards from those who were lucky enough to get tickets in time!

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Megson

on Fri, 19 Feb 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 7:30pm

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'. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

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Megson

on Fri, 19 Feb 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 7:30pm

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'. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

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Tony Mcmanus

on Fri, 19 Feb 2016 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

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. Tony's new album, Mysterious Boundaries, takes a different path altogether, and explores the music of Bach, Couperin, Monteverdi, Satie and Granados. 'Tony McManus is the best Celtic guitarist in the world' John Renbourn 'Tony McManus is the Jeff Beck of the acoustic guitar' Paul Reed Smith, PRS Guitars 'McManus's playing is rave-worthy. Loaded with flawless ornamentations, most of which should only be attempted on a very well set-up fiddle, his playing is wild and delicate, passionate and tender' Premier Guitar

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David Sanders

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

Three top class acts performing at our folk club. Tickets £5. Mike Wyatt 8.00-8.35 Fuzzy Jones 8.50-9.30 David Sanders 9.45-10.30 David Sanders https://www.facebook.com/davidsandersmusic Fuzzy Jones Fuzzy Jones is an award winning singer-songwriter, based in Leeds UK. She is a singer in the truest sense of the word, crafting powerful songs, lyrics and arrangements that hark back to the sound of the female vocalists from the sixties. These are delivered with a unique vocal identity - powerful, emotional and fragile. Her songs display narrative many can understand and relate to and no-one can fail to be moved by them. She conjures up vivid urban tales of the everyday and her lyrics draw you in around melamine tables, of kitsch faded orange cafes. One young person recently described her music as "a pillow my soul would like to hug." Fuzzy herself likes to describe her music as "a tea party with Joni Mitchell and David Bowie, where Burt Bacharach occasionally pops by for a coffee." She has cited influence from 60s and 70s musicians, such as Bobbie Gentry, Grace Slick, Julie Driscoll, David Bowie, Serge Gainsbourg, The Beatles, Nancy Priddy, Jimmy Webb, Scott Walker and Dusty Springfield, and Jazz greats like Billie Holiday, all the way to the artists of now like Dawn Landes, St Vincent and Father John Misty www.fuzzyjonesmusic.com https://www.facebook.com/fuzzyjonesmusic/ https://twitter.com/fuzzyjonesmusic Mike Wyatt https://www.facebook.com/MikeWyattOfficial/ https://twitter.com/mikewyattmusic Doors open at 7.00. No entrance once the acts are on stage. If you're late, you'll have to wait til the breaks. Bookshop bar open serving ale and wine, hot and cold drinks and cake! No other food or drink to be brought onto the premises. Booking highly recommended. Tickets from the link above or direct from the shop. Not available via phone.

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Stick In The Wheel

on Fri, 19 Feb 2016 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Stick In The Wheel's sound is a raw, fresh take on English Folk music. Their now-trademark abrasive delivery of both original and traditional tracks, is not bland retroism, or empty nostalgia, but a voice linking now to then, addressing issues that still have relevance today, re-visiting traditions long-lost, as well as those disappearing right before us. A thousand miles away from waistcoats and wistful ladies, the songs are roughed up down dark alleys with lyrics that are direct, honest, and caustic, but also eloquently poetic. The band is spearheaded by Nicola Kearey's fierce uncompromising vocal delivery, accompanied by Fran Foote's harmony vocal and underpinned by sparse taut arrangements. Brought up in the thriving culture of working class London and cutting their teeth in its diverse musical landscape, they now bring those influences and attitudes to their traditional music. Stripped back to their bare components, their songs speak for themselves without ornament, telling tales of everyday life: carboot-swindlers, lorry drivers and London rioters, sitting seamlessly against traditional songs of prisons, hammer-wielding blacksmiths and 18th century madhouses. Stick In The Wheel are the most relevant and vital band in the UK right now. It's not about genres or labels anymore, it's about standing up and being counted.

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King Size Voodoo Traveller

on Fri, 19 Feb 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

www.ksvt.co.uk King Size Voodoo Traveller were formed at the start of 2013 when George and Ally (from Fickle Lilly) felt the need to do even more playing than they were Old mate Bruce Campbell and Oil City Connection Bass player Gary Scott were brought in to complete the line up Ally wanted to bring songs from his days in the Hillbillies from Outer Space, Kloppengruber and Twango Bango Deluxe(now you can see where the name comes from ) and add some old Quo numbers along with more Steve Earle, Tom Petty and John Hiatt They play Rock, Blues and Countrysimple . Gigs were booked and shows started to last upwards of 2 hours with much mirth and merryment and improvisation along the way The long term plan is to slowly add some originals in whilst adding quality covers into the already lengthy set list Watch this space!

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King Size Voodoo Traveller

on Fri, 19 Feb 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

www.ksvt.co.uk King Size Voodoo Traveller were formed at the start of 2013 when George and Ally (from Fickle Lilly) felt the need to do even more playing than they were Old mate Bruce Campbell and Oil City Connection Bass player Gary Scott were brought in to complete the line up Ally wanted to bring songs from his days in the Hillbillies from Outer Space, Kloppengruber and Twango Bango Deluxe(now you can see where the name comes from ) and add some old Quo numbers along with more Steve Earle, Tom Petty and John Hiatt They play Rock, Blues and Countrysimple . Gigs were booked and shows started to last upwards of 2 hours with much mirth and merryment and improvisation along the way The long term plan is to slowly add some originals in whilst adding quality covers into the already lengthy set list Watch this space!

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Ben Maggs + Support

on Fri, 19 Feb 2016 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

Ben is a real force of nature. There's a raw honesty and naturalness to his songs and his delivery. He's a generous open hearted performer, exciting, moving, uplifting and inspiring. Every precious word is expressed with resonant clarity, as free as the flying feathers that decorate his guitars.

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Ben Maggs + Support

on Fri, 19 Feb 2016 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

Ben is a real force of nature. There's a raw honesty and naturalness to his songs and his delivery. He's a generous open hearted performer, exciting, moving, uplifting and inspiring. Every precious word is expressed with resonant clarity, as free as the flying feathers that decorate his guitars.

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Small Town Jones

on Fri, 19 Feb 2016 at Exeter Cygnet Theatre 7:30pm

Jim Jones has in the past played support slots to Ray Davies, Ethan Johns, Damien Jurado & Sara Watkins to name a few and the title track of his last album "Freight ships" was played on Radio 2. "Night Full Of Ghosts" the first single of his new album "Sky down to the ground" also received airplay on BBC Radio 2, while his honest style of songwriting and soulful acoustic sound has earned him praise from the likes of Ray Davies and Ivor Novello Award winner Iain Archer. "Songs of unpretentious honesty - like a British Ron Sexsmith" Dec 2015 - UNCUT www.smalltownjones.com Once tickets are sold out with WeGotTickets there may still be some available directly from the venue

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Small Town Jones

on Fri, 19 Feb 2016 at Exeter Cygnet Theatre 7:30pm

Jim Jones has in the past played support slots to Ray Davies, Ethan Johns, Damien Jurado & Sara Watkins to name a few and the title track of his last album "Freight ships" was played on Radio 2. "Night Full Of Ghosts" the first single of his new album "Sky down to the ground" also received airplay on BBC Radio 2, while his honest style of songwriting and soulful acoustic sound has earned him praise from the likes of Ray Davies and Ivor Novello Award winner Iain Archer. "Songs of unpretentious honesty - like a British Ron Sexsmith" Dec 2015 - UNCUT www.smalltownjones.com Once tickets are sold out with WeGotTickets there may still be some available directly from the venue

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Before The Gold Rush @ The Haberdashery

on Fri, 19 Feb 2016 at London The Haberdashery 7:15pm

Stripped back intimate folk night at the award winning Coffee House and eatery, The Haberdashery. The meal ticket for this show includes a Mezze Plate with both meat and vegetarian options - Grilled Halloumi or chicken, Lemon Hummous, Grilled Mediterranean Vegetables, Betroot Slaw and Salad (served with bread). Seating is prioritised for meal ticket holders.

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Before The Gold Rush @ The Haberdashery

on Fri, 19 Feb 2016 at London The Haberdashery 7:15pm

Stripped back intimate folk night at the award winning Coffee House and eatery, The Haberdashery. The meal ticket for this show includes a Mezze Plate with both meat and vegetarian options - Grilled Halloumi or chicken, Lemon Hummous, Grilled Mediterranean Vegetables, Betroot Slaw and Salad (served with bread). Seating is prioritised for meal ticket holders.

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Shaw:clark Project Album Launch

on Fri, 19 Feb 2016 at Tynemouth Surf Cafe 7:30pm

CD launch with guest suporting acts £7 admission includes a copy of the Shaw:Clark Project 11 track CD 'Broken Strings & Broken Hearts' & Souvenir Goodie Bag Supporting The Shaw:Clark Project are Tony Bengtsson & Kev Howe. Those with a copy of the CD already will be on the guest list ;)

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Kenny Paul

on Fri, 19 Feb 2016 at Soham The Brook 7:00pm

Bar snacks available from 7pm, Music starting 9pm. Kenny is one of the most versatile singers in Ireland and is in great demand throughout Ireland and the UK. He has also appeared on ITV and RTE.

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Fleetwoodcave

on Fri, 19 Feb 2016 at Kenilworth The Tree House Bookshop 7:30pm

'Marion deserves to be ranked amongst the very finest singers in this country' - a quote from the one and only Ashley Hutchings, founding member of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and the Albion Band. Marion will be performing with Gregg Cave as the duo FleetwoodCave. Tickets are £8, including a £2 voucher for the bookshop (which you can collect on the night). We are not licensed, but you can bring a bottle (we have glasses), and tea and coffee are available at £1 a cup. Door time is 19:30; music starts at 20:00

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Jackson & Morgan

on Fri, 19 Feb 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Blues guitarist Barry Jackson teams up with top pianist Bob Morgan for a night of blues, folk and boogie-woogie. Both Barry Jackson (vocals, guitar) and Bob Morgan (keyboards, clarinet) are well-known on the London blues scene, and a mutual love of the quieter, quainter backwaters of blues music led them to team up. Their music includes originals and their own distinctive interpretations of blues songs from the 1920s onwards. Expect songs of love, death, sex and redemption. And of a delinquent father.

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Helter Skelter With Tiger Moth + Spannertate

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

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Roisin Ban

on Sat, 20 Feb 2016 at Clayton Le Moors Mill House 7:00pm

Róisín Bán [Rosheen bawn] are a Leeds based band playing Irish and general Celtica, featuring the talents of Steve Lacey, Chris Dyson, Paddy Heffron,& Tom Leedale. Róisín Bán was formed in the early months of 2013 following the dissolution of their other individual musical projects. Following a few tentative rehearsals they gelled, found their feet musically and began developing their own style of traditional Celtica. In the last 2 years, they have built both their act and their fan-base, becoming firm festival favourites playing at Fylde, Otley, Langley and Warwick Folk Festivals as well as Costa Del Folk in Spain. The starting point, and shared love of the band, is music from the Irish tradition, but if they stumble upon a number which suits them they're happy to tackle other styles. The 'craic' is an important concept for the boys and no toe is left un-tapped in a Róisín Bán show. This promises to be an evening of exceptional music and true fun.

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Les Barker @ Wychwood Folk Club

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

Les Barker writes strange poems and comes from originally from Manchester, but he's now Welsh. He was an accountant before he became a professional idiot. He's written 85 books, which sell in large numbers at his gigs because people don't quite believe what they've just heard. His poems have spawned a number of folk heroes: Jason and the Arguments, Cosmo the Fairly Accurate Knife Thrower, Captain Indecisive and Spot of the Antarctic, to name but two. Les began his career as assistant to Mrs Ackroyd, a small hairy mongrel who lay around in folk clubs, bit people and became famous. Mrs Ackroyd was the only dog ever to own her own record label. Since her sad demise, Les is mainly a solo performer, though he has taken to working with humans from time to time. The Mrs Ackroyd Band gradually evolved from an ever-changing who's who of the folk scene into a tightly knit, well-rehearsed group. The band are now playing as a trio, without Mr Barker, and will be far more tightly knit and well-rehearsed. Mr Barker's Welsh songs are occasionally performed by a trio of Welsh musicians who have had the good sense to keep him out of the band. Les has several solo albums to his credit: 'Dogologues', An Infinite Number of Occasional Tables', 'A Cardi and Bloke', 'Up the creek without a poodle', 'Arovertherapy' and 'The War on Terrier'. He has travelled the length, breadth and height of Great Britain, as well as Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, and - both solo and with the band - the United States and Canada, and has more recently won prizes for his Welsh poetry, including 3 small chairs, one for a Stomp (a Welsh language poetry slam), one at the North East Wales Learners' Eisteddfod, and one from the Learners' Pavilion at the National Eisteddfod. He could do with a table now. The Mrs Ackroyd Band - supplemented by guest members such as June Tabor and Martin Allcock - has released five albums; Oranges & Lemmings', 'Gnus & Roses', 'Tubular Dogs', 'Yelp!'. and 'Dark side of the mongrel'. Tiddy Hall, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AG Tickets £8.00 in advance £10.00 on the door Start 8pm.Doors 7.30pm Parking & Bar Available www.wychwoodfolkclub.com http://www.mrsackroyd.com/

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The Steve Fulsham Band & The Nicol Band

on Sat, 20 Feb 2016 at Howden The Shire Hall 7:30pm

Two of the very best bands in Yorkshire, or anywhere else for that matter! A double headliner of the very highest quality..Maximum R&B!

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Los Pacaminos Feat. Paul Young

on Sat, 20 Feb 2016 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:30pm

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The Rumblestrutters

on Sat, 20 Feb 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... The Rumblestrutters bring you feel-good blues, jazz and ragtime of the Prohibition era. The band's vivid evocations of the music of the 1920s and '30s has earned them a reputation as one of the most authentic and popular roots bands around, with highlights including stellar performances at Birmingham International Jazz Festival and Gloucester Blues Festival. Songs of bootleg liquor, all-night parties and bacchanalia abound, tapped from a rich musical source. The Rumblestrutters bring you the authentic sounds of 1920s and '30s America!

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Theo Bard

on Sat, 20 Feb 2016 at Cardiff Snails Delicatessen 7:00pm

Gourmet Gig

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Jennifer Crook Trio

on Sat, 20 Feb 2016 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Musically, I think 'Carnforth Station' presents me in a more authentic way than my previous recordings says the singer songwriter, composer and noted harpist Jennifer Crook. It draws on so much of my musical history and diverse influences (elements of trad Irish, bluegrass and alt country), and yet there is an overall coherence to it, as well as an honesty in both the performances and the songwriting that I feel we have really been able to capture on this record. Kingskerswell Parish Church 'A magical setting for live music', Home made cakes & refreshments in the interval, please bring your own wine etc if you want, we have glasses, large car park opposite.

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Chris Jagger's & The Kronies

on Sat, 20 Feb 2016 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm

An exceptional group of established musicians who have played with some of the biggest names in music. This band live are brilliant, with Chris Jagger a charismatic front man The songs are a mix of rock, country, cajun, and romantic ballad but are, most of all, identifiably the authentic voice of an English story teller out of the top drawer. Not only does Chris Jagger write great tunes, but he is a very fine and wry lyricist. Regulars at the Marlborough Jazz Festival with an international reputation we are honoured that they have agreed to play at ACE Space.

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Chris Jagger's & The Kronies

on Sat, 20 Feb 2016 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm

An exceptional group of established musicians who have played with some of the biggest names in music. This band live are brilliant, with Chris Jagger a charismatic front man The songs are a mix of rock, country, cajun, and romantic ballad but are, most of all, identifiably the authentic voice of an English story teller out of the top drawer. Not only does Chris Jagger write great tunes, but he is a very fine and wry lyricist. Regulars at the Marlborough Jazz Festival with an international reputation we are honoured that they have agreed to play at ACE Space.

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Bishop Wilton Live Jaywalkers

on Sat, 20 Feb 2016 at Bishop Wilton Hall 7:30pm

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The Curst Sons

on Sat, 20 Feb 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Semi-finalists in the 2013 International Song Writing Competition (ISC) Nominated Best Alt Country Album in the Independent Music Awards 2011 Nominated for Best Americana Act in the British Country Music Awards 2010 The Curst Sons 6th studio album The Jumping Flea will be released in February 2016. Somewhere between Baton Rouge and Brighton is an imaginary land where Hank Williams sits at the lunch counter eating eggs-over-easy with Bukka White. Down Main Street in the old whitewashed church, The Carter Family clap and stomp along to Sister Rosetta Tharp's rocking beat. Elvis is still driving his truck and Captain Beefheart is just a boy with a battered harmonica and a wild look in his eye. This is where The Curst Sons live, and create and wrangle their tunes from the enchanted air. Stay true to American folk music's rich lineage, while throwing in enough curve balls to piss off the folk puritanicals. AMERICANA UK One of the best, if most unlikely, acts to come out of Brighton hands down this brilliant trio plays bluegrass, gospel and rockabilly as if their lives and loves depended on it, mixing Americana classics with tuneful originals full of superior lyrics. Time Out

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S.s.shanty! 4 (in Aid Of Rnli)

on Sat, 20 Feb 2016 at Stony Stratford York House Centre 7:15pm

The Five Men Not Called Matt return for a fourth voyage on the good ship, S.S.Shanty, for another splendid evening of shanties, hornpipes, and other maritime songs. As always, they will be joined by some feisty guest singers and performers, and they invite you to join in the choruses. No grog, but lots of real ale and cider amongst the refreshments at the bar. Entry is £6 which will go to the highly worthy cause of RNLI. Note that this event sold out last year, so you are advised to buy tickets in advance. For more details email jukeofstony@gmail.com, or visit www.york-house.org.uk.

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The Ukrainians

on Sat, 20 Feb 2016 at London Ukrainian Club 7:30pm

Final night of the 'Folk on Fire' Tour. The Ukrainians draw on their 25 years of touring to perform a set of their most energetic Ukrainian folk inspired music. Supported tonight by Dianna Mess currently promoting her VSE.SVIT project.

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Living Tradition Concert

on Sat, 20 Feb 2016 at Totnes Royal Seven Stars Hotel 7:30pm

The Music Section of the Devonshire Association is proud to present its annual Living Tradition concert, this year centred in the South Hams. The concert celebrates Devon's rich tradition of folk music, with songs and music going back hundreds of years, passed on through families and friends, through those who have researched songs and music collected around the turn of the 19th century, bringing them alive again through their performance, to those who write and perform new songs about Devon past and present. With a wide-ranging list of performers, it is hoped that it will equal or even exceed the popularity of previous years' events. Devon-born and bred Andy Clarke is a professional musician and singer who delights in the songs of his native county, particularly those collected by Dartmoor squarson and polymath, Sabine Baring-Gould. Maggie Duffy has been a well-known performer in the South Devon area for many years, her songwriting being particularly inspired by the area in which she lives. Mariners Away maritime singers come from the middle of Dartmoor, taking their name from the old track, Mariners Way, from Bideford to Dartmouth, and will be contributing shanties collected from John Perring of Dartmouth. Moor Music Trio are Mark Bazeley (melodeon & concertina), Jason Rice (piano accordion) and Rob Murch (banjo), traditional Dartmoor musicians who have been playing since they were children, inheriting the tunes and style from their family predecessors. Lively and skilled, they're much in demand both locally and further afield. A proud Devonian from Pinhoe, Ross Causley is known at singarounds around the county for his humorous and unique interpretation of West Country songs, both traditional and contemporary. He also has a couple of quite famous relatives So a real mixed bag to show just how vibrant our local traditions are! To quote a few of the many comments received after previous concerts: It was great. If you didn't go then you missed something very special." Best session for ages. Best book me in for the next one please!" "Great evening, thanks; the Devonshire Association connection gave the chance for performers to focus on the County, and the content was wide ranging and excellent. Big thanks to the Devonshire Association for a smashing concert of music & song. Looking forward to next year already. Concert starts at 8 p.m. Concessionary price for Devonshire Association members only. Any queries, ring 01271 882366.

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Living Tradition Concert

on Sat, 20 Feb 2016 at Totnes Royal Seven Stars Hotel 7:30pm

The Music Section of the Devonshire Association is proud to present its annual Living Tradition concert, this year centred in the South Hams. The concert celebrates Devon's rich tradition of folk music, with songs and music going back hundreds of years, passed on through families and friends, through those who have researched songs and music collected around the turn of the 19th century, bringing them alive again through their performance, to those who write and perform new songs about Devon past and present. With a wide-ranging list of performers, it is hoped that it will equal or even exceed the popularity of previous years' events. Devon-born and bred Andy Clarke is a professional musician and singer who delights in the songs of his native county, particularly those collected by Dartmoor squarson and polymath, Sabine Baring-Gould. Maggie Duffy has been a well-known performer in the South Devon area for many years, her songwriting being particularly inspired by the area in which she lives. Mariners Away maritime singers come from the middle of Dartmoor, taking their name from the old track, Mariners Way, from Bideford to Dartmouth, and will be contributing shanties collected from John Perring of Dartmouth. Moor Music Trio are Mark Bazeley (melodeon & concertina), Jason Rice (piano accordion) and Rob Murch (banjo), traditional Dartmoor musicians who have been playing since they were children, inheriting the tunes and style from their family predecessors. Lively and skilled, they're much in demand both locally and further afield. A proud Devonian from Pinhoe, Ross Causley is known at singarounds around the county for his humorous and unique interpretation of West Country songs, both traditional and contemporary. He also has a couple of quite famous relatives So a real mixed bag to show just how vibrant our local traditions are! To quote a few of the many comments received after previous concerts: It was great. If you didn't go then you missed something very special." Best session for ages. Best book me in for the next one please!" "Great evening, thanks; the Devonshire Association connection gave the chance for performers to focus on the County, and the content was wide ranging and excellent. Big thanks to the Devonshire Association for a smashing concert of music & song. Looking forward to next year already. Concert starts at 8 p.m. Concessionary price for Devonshire Association members only. Any queries, ring 01271 882366.

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Helter Skelter With Don Kipper & Guests

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

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The Legendary Ten Seconds

on Sat, 20 Feb 2016 at Stony Stratford York House Centre 2:00pm

The Legendary Ten Seconds are an English folk rock band who sing about the life and times of Richard III. Join us to hear lead vocalist Ian Churchward, Rob and Lord Zarquon sing various songs from their three albums Proceeds from album sales will help support the scoliosis charity SAUK.

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Brooks Williams & Keith Warmington

on Sun, 21 Feb 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Pan-Americana Roots 'n Blues, doused in Moonshine alt-Billy and delicious Dixie Net Rhythms I've known Brooks for many years. He's a lovely player, a lovely singer, and a great writer and a lovely man. The real thing Martin Simpson Brooks Williams is ranked one of the world's Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists and is a richly diverse and entertaining performer, a proverbial triple threat, with fiery guitar playing, smooth-as-silk singing, and stunning songs. fRoots says Williams is absolutely beyond criticism! Originally from Statesboro Georgia, Brooks got his start in the clubs of New York and New England. 20 albums later, and now based in the UK, he tours around the world, from Kerrville Festival (Texas) to Cafe De Amer (Holland), from Cropredy Festival (England) to Club Passim (Massachusetts). Williams' music is genre defying, walking the line between blues and Americana. Imagine Doc Watson, Willie Nelson, Lonnie Johnson and Blind Boy Fuller sitting in a bar having a jam and you're just about there. www.brookswilliams.com

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The Tannahill Weavers

on Sun, 21 Feb 2016 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 3:30pm

This dynamic quartet play Scottish traditional music at its best. The band's potent mixture of traditional ballads and fiery instrumentals leaves their audiences spellbound. As tight and versatile as any band in the Celtic music scene, the Tannahills can summon rock-n-roll intensity or haunting introspection.

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

on Sun, 21 Feb 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

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

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Nigel Parsons

on Sun, 21 Feb 2016 at Hope Old Hall Hotel - tea rooms 7:30pm

Nigel's musical career started playing in pop groups and then rock bands in 1960's Lancashire ( http://www.lankybeat.com/Livingsoul.html ) . Signed up to a music agent from the age of 12, he played at many iconic venues; The Cavern Club, Wigan Casino, Blackpool Tower, The Pink Elephant Cub (backing strippers!!). Moving to Sheffield in 1971 he played in several rock bands (rodger.info) , achieving some success in the late 70's, recording sessions for BBC Radio 1. In 2012 he decided to go solo as a singer/songwriter, and is enjoying the freedom to play whatever he wants , using whatever instruments he wants (acoustic/electric/synth guitars, clawhammer banjo, iPad)! Nigel's repertoire includes: * original songs * original songs by his songwriter friend, the late John Gaskell * covers by various artists (in no particular order); Elvis Costello, Squeeze, Kris Drever, Clive Hudson, Pete Scrowther, Boo Heweredine, Family, Henry Priestmen, Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Ed Sheeran, Suzanne Vega, Todd Rundgren, Jimmy Webb Whatever Nigel gets called, whether it be his own chosen pseudonym Dr Gig or Norman, Pete, Paul or any of the other multifarious names given to him by our club organiser, he ALWAYS puts on a great performance.

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Jess Vincent

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

Wiltshire singer songwriter Jess Vincent brings new album SHINE, a collection of brand new songs exploring the theme of light shade and survival. It's not easy to stand out in today's music industry, but Jess has a highly original style has been noticed: "Soulful, strong and utterly engrossing" says Mick Tems, Folk Wales, and "uniquely and obliquely original" (Rock'n'Reel R2). Jess delivers her songs with a unique and gorgeous voice, and subtle arrangements on guitar, baritone uke & shruti box. Check her out on www.jessvincentsings.com

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Lazy Sunday Afternoon With Mr Love & Justice And Friends

on Sun, 21 Feb 2016 at Swindon Central Library 3:00pm

A chilled afternoon of original live acoustic music in the hushed surroundings of the reading room of Swindon Central Library.

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Katsha'nes - Cockney-yiddish Music-hall At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 21 Feb 2016 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Katsha'nes breathes irresistible life into songs from archive songsheets and songbooks, produced at the time they were sung in Whitechapel's York Minster and Wonderland music halls, where immigrant song writers described their experiences in these humorous, moving, feisty, sexy and irreverent songs. Come on, it's an evening of Cockney-yiddish Music-hall - what more do you need?! 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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Shortt + Smart

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Two of the UK's most innovative and creative cellists join forces to present an evening of comedy, improvisation and music from around the world. Shirley Smart & Maurizio Minardi Dynamic accordion and cello duo with an expansive repertoire featuring music with influences from the Balkans, Middle East, Latin America, jazz, cinematic music, minimalism and beyond. Featuring accordionist Maurizio Minardi, known as one of the UK's most original, exciting and versatile jazz accordionists, and cellist Shirley Smart, one of the UK's leading cello improvisers' (The Jazz Mann), and whose diverse musical background includes 10 years living in Jerusalem, working with the huge variety of music found in the region. With an enticing mixture of re-worked traditional and original repertoire, full of lively improvisation performed by two virtuoso musicians, this promises to be an evening to remember. Kate Shortt Cellist/Comedienne/Singer-songwriter Kate Shortt, former musician-comedienne of the year, is a classical/jazz cellist/pianist and singer-songwriter who combines all with her off-beat comedy show 'Shortt 'n Sweett'. With her abstract humour, impressions and self-penned comedy songs, she has entertained in cabaret and comedy venues throughout England Festivals include; Mardis Gras for Classic fm radio/Edinburgh/Brighton/Covent Garden/Crouch end and more recently Austria. Wacky ebullient cellist with wide ranging vocals The Stage Very funny polished act and a wonderful elastic face London Live Radio A Jewish Victoria Wood! Brighton magazine At the end I wanted to be part of it. At the beginning I didn't know who you were!Best thing I've seen in a long time! Man behind the bar

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Firefay Album Launch

on Sun, 21 Feb 2016 at London Servant Jazz Quarters 7:00pm

After years in the making, recording and re-recording, polishing, changing everything again and suddenly adding a brand new song at the eleventh hour, the first Firefay album is finally out. Songs in English, French and Spanish, and a couple of acoustic numbers in the Folk Noir, Urban Baroque style of Firefay. Come and have a listen at the Servant Jazz Quarters in Hackney. We'll have the great pleasure to welcome Boo Scher on the stage first, and even play with him for a few of us.

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Ange Hardy

on Sun, 21 Feb 2016 at Sidmouth St Theresa's Hall 7:30pm

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Softlysoftly Presents Alice Gullick + Spekki Chris + Hubert Murray + Crafting For Foes

on Sun, 21 Feb 2016 at London Kiss The Sky 2:45pm

PLEASE NOTE, this event is ADULTS ONLY - no children allowed in the bar. Buy a ticket in advance if you want to guarantee a seat, Tickets available at the door at £4, but no seat guaranteed. Deliciously chilled unplugged acoustic music to charm you on a Crouch End Sunday afternoon. Four great acts... young songwriter Alice Gullick, favourite fingerpicker Spekki Chris, debut from Hubert Murray and folk sounds from Crafting for Foes As usual doors open at 2.45, with music starting at 3pm and continuing until 5pm Oh yes, and there'll be marshmallows too! (After 5pm the bar opens its doors to non-paying general public, so you can stay on and enjoy the evening ambience) The venue is easy to get to - Tube to Finsbury Park or Overground to Crouch End Hill, then a couple of minutes on the W7 bus to Crouch End Clocktower, from which the venue is just two minutes' stroll.

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Gregor Hilden With Sam Kelly Band

on Mon, 22 Feb 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Sam Kelly is no stranger to us, this multi-award winning drummer and his fabulous band - Paul Jobson (MD/keys/vocals), Richard Sadler (bass) and Rowena Poole (vocalist) are bringing Gregor to UK - what a treat lies in store for us! Gregor Hilden has been part of the International music scene for many years. With influences of Peter Green and Larry Carlton, Gregor's music is a blend of blues, jazz and soul. His playing ability has been described by "Guitar & Bass" journal as "economical, flexible and elegant" and his superb talent has been acknowledged in one of Germany's national daily newspapers as "arguably the best modern blues guitarists of Europe". Gregor has released a total of 10 CDs as well as a "Live" DVD. He also has an established business buying and selling antique guitars across the World. Many of these guitars appear at Gregor's shows to the delight of dedicated collectors and enthusiasts. More info on these websites: www.sam-kelly.co.uk / www.gregorhilden.d e

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Gregor Hilden With Sam Kelly Band

on Mon, 22 Feb 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Sam Kelly is no stranger to us, this multi-award winning drummer and his fabulous band - Paul Jobson (MD/keys/vocals), Richard Sadler (bass) and Rowena Poole (vocalist) are bringing Gregor to UK - what a treat lies in store for us! Gregor Hilden has been part of the International music scene for many years. With influences of Peter Green and Larry Carlton, Gregor's music is a blend of blues, jazz and soul. His playing ability has been described by "Guitar & Bass" journal as "economical, flexible and elegant" and his superb talent has been acknowledged in one of Germany's national daily newspapers as "arguably the best modern blues guitarists of Europe". Gregor has released a total of 10 CDs as well as a "Live" DVD. He also has an established business buying and selling antique guitars across the World. Many of these guitars appear at Gregor's shows to the delight of dedicated collectors and enthusiasts. More info on these websites: www.sam-kelly.co.uk / www.gregorhilden.d e

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Morganisation

on Mon, 22 Feb 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Led by Dave Scott-Morgan, this five piece semi-acoustic group will once more be bringing their unique brand of original songs, rock 'n' roll classics and quintessential ELO hits. Dave has a long association with the Birmingham music scene: He was with Steve Gibbons in the Ugly's, played bass for Magnum and keyboards and guitar with the cosmic Electric Light Orchestra (ELO). Now Dave is fielding his own individual musical style and the byword is elegant harmonic fun plus a bit of nostalgia too!

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Dan Evans

on Mon, 22 Feb 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Square Roots Productions presents DAN EVANS, Britain's leading dulcimer player, has released five critically acclaimed CDs and undertaken 15 international tours, often to the USA where he is best known and where he met Jean Ritchie, the celebrated dulcimer player and song collector regarded as the mother of folk. He plays with delicacy and precision and presents a folk-based repertoire of songs and airs from both America and the British Isles arranged and performed with a spoonful of English humour. Support from VIRGINIA THORN, a classically trained singer-songwriter with Argentine roots whose influences include music from South and North America, in particular the New York folk revival. In her twenties, she made a pilgrimage to Greenwich Village and the coffee shops where Bob Dylan, Joan Baez et al once played. Her debut album, 'How Shall We Say Goodbye?' has just been released. Established in 2015, SQUARE ROOTS PRODUCTIONS is a charity dedicated to the creation of landmark events and projects that recognise, promote and celebrate folk music heritage the people, the places, the history and in so doing create a legacy for future generations. www.folktracks.org

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Benji Kirkpatrick - Bendrix!

on Mon, 22 Feb 2016 at Croydon The Oval Tavern 8:00pm

Benji Kirkpatrick re-interprets the music of Jimi Hendrix, stripping back the layers of guitar, the psychedelia and the era, revealing the songs in their pure form. Remembered for his pioneering, exceptional ability as a guitarist, on (and off) stage antics, Hendrix's legacy extends to a wealth of great songs. Leaving behind the guitar altogether (Hendrix did that rather well), Benji tackles his material on bouzouki, banjo and mandolin, and will perform the songs of Hendrix like you've never heard them before!

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Brooks Williams

on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Brooks Williams is ranked one of the world's Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists and is a richly diverse and entertaining performer, a proverbial triple threat, with fiery guitar playing, smooth-as-silk singing, and stunning songs. fRoots says Williams is absolutely beyond criticism! Originally from Statesboro Georgia, Brooks got his start in the clubs of New York and New England. 20 albums later, and now based in the UK, he tours around the world, from Kerrville Festival (Texas) to Cafe De Amer (Holland), from Cropredy Festival (England) to Club Passim (Massachusetts). Williams' music is genre defying, walking the line between blues and Americana. Imagine Doc Watson, Willie Nelson, Lonnie Johnson and Blind Boy Fuller sitting in a bar having a jam and you're just about there. Nominated for 'Best Duo' - State of the Union with Boo Hewerdine and 'Best Male Vocal' in the 2014 Spiral Earth Music Awards Pan-Americana Roots 'n Blues, doused in Moonshine alt-Billy and delicious Dixie (Net Rhythms) I've known Brooks for many years. He's a lovely player, a lovely singer, and a great writer and a lovely man. The real thing (Martin Simpson)

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Merry Fred's Concert For The Refugees

on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 at Liverpool The Nordic Church 7:30am

Come and join "Merry Hell", "Grateful Fred" and "The Good Intentions" for this acoustic concert in the lovely surroundings of The Nordic Church. ALL proceeds will be donated to "Medicins Sans Frontiere" to help with their amazing work worldwide assisting refugees. There will be raffles, food, "Merry Fred Ale" and refreshments. Or bring your own. (Subject to £1 corkage). Concert doors open at 7.30pm but please come earlier to enjoy refreshments. The Nordic Church cafe' will be open well before the concert.

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Dan Stuart

on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

What business does an ageing post-punk has-been have making a kick-ass rock record with Twin Tones, one of Mexico's hottest young bands? Last anyone heard Green on Red's Dan Stuart had moved to Oaxaca from NYC to escape reality. Sure, after a decade and a half hiding out, he had released both the LP and book, The Deliverance of Marlowe Billings, in 2012 on Cadiz Music in London and toured Europe twice - but he wasn't satisfied which is where chapter II comes in: the revenge of Stuart, aka Marlowe Billilngs. Marlowe's Revenge started in a concrete bunker in Oaxaca, where Daniel Sanchez Jimenez was more used to recording Oaxacan banda than weirdo gringos. Stuart wandered in one day with a dozen songs written on an opened tuned cracked Martin that mirrored Stuart's psyche perfectly. The result was promising, simple chord changes but in interesting voicings with a strange propulsion not always in time but always somehow right. The songs were about love and loss, murder and despair: Stuart's usual laments but with a spark, like a fire had been lit somewhere deep in his distended belly. Pleased with the results, Stuart became curious and wondered if he could find a band to play some of these songs, a Mexican band that wasn't a caricature of Mexico herself. So he did what anyone would do, search Youtube and he found them... There name was Twin Tones. They came from Mexico City and played instrumental music with some of the same Ital-Mex influences as the last band Stuart had recorded with, Sacri Cuori from Italy. But they were younger and rawer, and spoke a little English with a rock n roll accent. Stuart dropped by the lads' studio in gritty Ecatepec and started the second half of Marlowe's Revenge. The first song they recorded together was Soy Un Hombre, and indeed Stuart had become a man again, stiff boner and all. It was immediately clear they had a garagey sound but one in England somewhere and rented from gypsies. Pleased, Stuart sent Twin Tones' leader and now his producer Gabriel Lopez some of the Oaxacan tapes and told him to overdub what he wanted, make yourself a nice margarita. The results blew Stuart away and so the whole enchilada was smuggled up north to JD Foster to mix. So there you have it and now time for the Revenge to start. Dan's new album has a worldwide release for the end of January and he will be touring Europe in April as a duo with Tom Heyman - who will himself be touring the UK for the first time in ten years. Tour support comes from Fernando. Portland, Oregon troubadour Fernando Viciconte has 20 years of local and national acclaim under his belt. His voice has caused countless zines (Billboard, Magnet, Paste, The Oregonian, No Depression, etc) and fellow musicians (Peter Buck, Don Dixon, Steve Wynn) to rave about the feeling it evokes when Fernando sings his songs of dark despair and faint hope. Three years in the making, Leave The Radio On features a virtual who's who of Portland's finest musicians, including Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey as well as members of M.Ward, Elliott Smith, Richmond Fontaine and The Delines. This is a new chapter in Viciconte's ever-evolving musical trajectory - a career marked by creative integrity and an almost painful honesty which attracts fans from high and low that still believe in the redemptive power of rock and roll.

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Kelly Oliver

on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Angel Snow + Matthew Perryman Jones

on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The highest calibre of artistry is often intertwined with the deepest sincerity. As is the case with rising star Angel Snow, whose music is the truest and most honest reflection of her life. Her story plays out in self-penned songs, where detail by detail she lets the listener in on her innermost thoughts, hopes, and dreams. Sometimes sorrowful, often hopeful, and always looking toward faith, Snow's music is nothing if not sincere. Combine this honesty with sweeping folk melodies and bluesy guitar riffs, and the result is the captivating landscape of sound found on her new self-titled album. Fate and faithful perseverance have brought Snow to the present, as she prepares to release her second full-length set. With a major boost from acclaimed star Alison Krauss, Snow's lifelong dreams are coming to fruition. Krauss and Union Station recorded three songs written by Snow for the deluxe edition of the band's latest album. When I met Alison I knew that something was about to happen in my life, Snow recalls. The stars aligned in one afternoon, and I met her at the home of a mutual friend. I gave her a CD and she asked me to come to her house the next day. She made me realize that better things were in store for me. It was more than I could have ever hoped for. She felt like her brother Viktor and I would have cool creative chemistry. She was right on, because a week later Vik and I wrote the song 'Lie Awake' on our first meeting. And that song ended up on the new Alison Krauss and Union Station record. Much like the music of her greatest influences, Snow's songs veer between imagined stories like this one and real-life experiences, always showing incredible sympathy for the suffering and downtrodden. Among her favourite songwriters are Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno, Bob Dylan, Trent Reznor, and Elliot Smith. In the two years since meeting Viktor, a renowned musician in his own right, they have written dozens of songs and started work on Snow's sophomore album. With Viktor Krauss as producer, they recruited stellar session players including drummer Matt Chamberlain. The album has eight new songs as well as a few updated tracks originally found on her well-received debut, Fortune Tellers. Her long voyage of faith has led her to the present, where opportunity appears limitless. It's an amazing feeling, she says of her success thus far. It's indescribable. It's been a hard road, and a lot of hard work, but it's all been worth it. It's been a hell of a journey. ---- Matthew Perryman Jones has a voice that calls out with intensity, truth and emotion. Jones began his career in 1997 in Decatur, GA, and then, after moving to Nashville to pursue music full-time, he issued his first solo release, Nowhere Else But Here, in 2000. As American Songwriter describes, Matthew's voice ensnares listeners with a rare authenticity and gritty strength. In 2006, Jones released 'Throwing Punches in the Dark', a departure from his previous Folk/Americana sound toward Pop Rock. In 2008, 'Swallow the Sea' with break-out hit Save You, solidified Jones as an artist worth watching. Performing Songwriter Magazine noted Jones as a talent that follows in the footsteps of Leonard Cohen and John Lennon. In 2011, Jones released 'Until The Dawn Appears' which contains retellings of his most popular songs including Save You, whose video features Jaimie Alexander (Kyle XY, Thor, The Last Stand). Written shortly after his father's death, Jones' latest CD, ' Land Of The Living', is a courageous personal Odyssey through life's most troubled waters of love and loss. One of the most sought-after songwriters in Nashville, Jones builds on his accomplishments with his 2013 single, Anymore of This. The duet, written and recorded with Mindy Smith, was featured on ABC Family's Switched at Birth in January. Jones' songs have also been featured in television shows including Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Bones, Pretty Little Liars, NY Med, Flash Point, One Tree Hill, The Hills, and Eli Stone as well as in the 2012 movie release What To Expect When You Are Expecting. In addition to Jones' own headline tours, he has shared the bill with Katie Herzig, Matthew Mayfield, and Joshua James and has opened for such artists as Ingrid Michaelson, Shawn Colvin, Patty Griffin and Paula Cole. Jones is also an original member of the nationally acclaimed Nashville collaborative artist group Ten Out of Tenn.

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Kelly Oliver + Support Speak, Brother

on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

an emerging voice in British Folk.... a beautiful, pure voice' Bob Harris BBC Radio 2 delightful fresh new talent with a future take on traditional folk Chris Hawkins, BBC 6 Music getting on everyone's radar' Spiral Earth

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Ewan Mclennan

on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Maz O'connor

on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 at Southampton The Talking Heads 7:30pm

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Gordie Mackeeman & His Rhythm Boys

on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 at Aldershot West End Centre 7:00pm

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Mary Humphreys And Anahata

on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 at Cambridge Portland Arms 8:00pm

Mary Humphreys and Anahata are singers and musicians who specialise in English traditional music and song. Mary sings and plays English concertina and banjo, and Anahata plays melodeons, Anglo concertina and cello. They live in Cambridgeshire and much of their material is based on Mary's research into unpublished locally collected versions of traditional songs, presented in simple but well-crafted musical arrangements.

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Mary Humphreys And Anahata

on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 at Cambridge Portland Arms 8:00pm

Mary Humphreys and Anahata are singers and musicians who specialise in English traditional music and song. Mary sings and plays English concertina and banjo, and Anahata plays melodeons, Anglo concertina and cello. They live in Cambridgeshire and much of their material is based on Mary's research into unpublished locally collected versions of traditional songs, presented in simple but well-crafted musical arrangements.

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Paper Beat Scissors At #9

on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

Tim Crabtree aka Paper Beat Scissors returns to Cafe#9 as part of his 2016 European tour. Absolutely stunning wonderful startling and beautiful 'Whispering' Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

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Rag & Bones

on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 at Uffculme Magelake Hall 7:30pm

ROOTS AND BLUES MUSIC FROM THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA PLUS SINGER / SONGWRITER MULTI INSTRUMENTALIST ROSEANNA

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Angel Snow & Matthew Perryman Jones

on Thu, 25 Feb 2016 at Launceston No 8 Cafe 8:00am

Rising US talent, singer songwriter Angel Snow stunned UK audiences last year with her artistry and sincerity, selling out of her CDs before the tour ended! She's back for a second tour, and she's teamed up with Matthew Perryman Jones, one of the most sought after songwriters in Nashville, whose music has had a fair bit of TV exposure and who performs with real style.

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Maya Isacowitz

on Thu, 25 Feb 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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

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Hubert Murray Cd Launch Preview

on Thu, 25 Feb 2016 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Celebrating original songwriting, live music, and debut solo albums from two of the finest emerging acoustic artists in folk blues and roots music. The Harrison Presents an exclusive sneak CD launch preview performance of as yet unreleased material by Hubert Murray and Saskia Griffiths-Moore in honour of Hubert's upcoming debut, and Saskia's newly launched album. Roots and Bluesman Hubert Murray is an extraordinary singer and guitarist from Galway, Ireland. His soulful voice is instantly recognizable and full of raw energy and his guitar playing ranges from delicate fingerpicking accompaniment to blues bottleneck slide to fiery ­hot bluegrass flatpicking solos. He is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of Irish/Bluegrass fusion band Lands End and London's old­time & bluegrass band Hot Rock Pilgrims. After moving to London in 2011, he immediately immersed himself in London's music scene, performing initially at open mic nights and bluegrass sessions. Soon he found himself singing with and learning from the crème de la crème of the UK and US folk and bluegrass scene (Ben Somers, Courtney Hartmann, Grant Gordy, Sally Van Meter, Chris Eldridge, to name a few). He recorded two CDs with Lands End and the Hot Rock Pilgrims and toured the length and breadth of both Ireland and the UK. Hubert is now ready to embark on a solo career and bring his own beautifully crafted folk & blues songs to the Harrison. He will be joined by London's finest bluegrass singers and pickers! "Hubert's songwriting is exceptional". British Bluegrass News Saskia Griffiths-Moore is a rising singer-songwriter from Bristol where she has been number 1 in the folk charts since August 2015. She is best known for her clear, enchanting tones, charming stage personality, and her perfect, natural, singing voice. She is currently building her national profile and touring her widely renowned debut album 'Gentle Heart. a fine singer-songwriterwonderful voice and great guitar playing Johnny Coppin, BBC Radio Gloucestershire. Come friends, family, and all live music lovers for a foot tapping, soul moving performance experience from Hubert, Saskia & special guests, at one of central London's finest intimate venues.

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Hubert Murray Cd Launch Preview

on Thu, 25 Feb 2016 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Celebrating original songwriting, live music, and debut solo albums from two of the finest emerging acoustic artists in folk blues and roots music. The Harrison Presents an exclusive sneak CD launch preview performance of as yet unreleased material by Hubert Murray and Saskia Griffiths-Moore in honour of Hubert's upcoming debut, and Saskia's newly launched album. Roots and Bluesman Hubert Murray is an extraordinary singer and guitarist from Galway, Ireland. His soulful voice is instantly recognizable and full of raw energy and his guitar playing ranges from delicate fingerpicking accompaniment to blues bottleneck slide to fiery ­hot bluegrass flatpicking solos. He is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of Irish/Bluegrass fusion band Lands End and London's old­time & bluegrass band Hot Rock Pilgrims. After moving to London in 2011, he immediately immersed himself in London's music scene, performing initially at open mic nights and bluegrass sessions. Soon he found himself singing with and learning from the crème de la crème of the UK and US folk and bluegrass scene (Ben Somers, Courtney Hartmann, Grant Gordy, Sally Van Meter, Chris Eldridge, to name a few). He recorded two CDs with Lands End and the Hot Rock Pilgrims and toured the length and breadth of both Ireland and the UK. Hubert is now ready to embark on a solo career and bring his own beautifully crafted folk & blues songs to the Harrison. He will be joined by London's finest bluegrass singers and pickers! "Hubert's songwriting is exceptional". British Bluegrass News Saskia Griffiths-Moore is a rising singer-songwriter from Bristol where she has been number 1 in the folk charts since August 2015. She is best known for her clear, enchanting tones, charming stage personality, and her perfect, natural, singing voice. She is currently building her national profile and touring her widely renowned debut album 'Gentle Heart. a fine singer-songwriterwonderful voice and great guitar playing Johnny Coppin, BBC Radio Gloucestershire. Come friends, family, and all live music lovers for a foot tapping, soul moving performance experience from Hubert, Saskia & special guests, at one of central London's finest intimate venues.

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Moirai

on Thu, 25 Feb 2016 at Uxbridge RNA 7:00pm

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Moirai

on Thu, 25 Feb 2016 at Uxbridge RNA 7:00pm

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Serious Sam Barrett

on Thu, 25 Feb 2016 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

Serious Sam Barrett's style builds on folk music from the British Isles, Ireland, traditional American music as well as more contemporary styles of Rock n Roll and 50s pop music. Sam mainly plays a 12 string guitar although he also has made many recording playing banjo and occasionally electric guitar.

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Quiet Hour

on Thu, 25 Feb 2016 at Kenilworth The Tree House Bookshop 8:00pm

Quiet Hour are a new trio based in Kenilworth - vocals, guitar and upright bass. This is, I believe, their first public outing! Music starts at 8pm, doors open 7.30pm.

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John Langan & Alastair Caplin At No.14 Bacon St

on Thu, 25 Feb 2016 at London No.14 Bacon St 7:00pm

**LIMITED SPACE VENUE SO PLEASE BOOK EARLY** Two thirds of The Langan Band come to London's cosiest venue to play the set of music that never gets to see the light of day with the full band setup! Both with impressive folk careers behind them, you can expect from this duo the most exquisite deliverance of beautiful traditional music from around the world, with the odd original gem scattered throughout. 'astonishing...boundlessly inventive' ★★★★ R2 Magazine 'exquisite, passionate playing' The Scotsman 'extraordinary' The Times www.alastaircaplin.com www.thejohnlanganband.com

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Bob Fox (an Evening With The War Horse Songman)

on Fri, 26 Feb 2016 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

Tickets £15 in advance or £17.50 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette and People's Bookshop, Durham (Please check opening times) Contact mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com for further information. Mix of seating (V. LIMITED), on a first come first served basis and standing. Doors Strictly 7pm. Support ( if arranged) around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. If you have a disability or have any special needs please contact me prior to the gig to discuss. We try to be very inclusive. We have an drinks licence. Real & Craft Ales, Lagers, Wines. Ciders and Spirits will be served along with Ouseburn Coffee Company Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course posh soft drinks. One of our finest exponents of storytelling through song, BOB FOX is deeply influenced by the working class culture and industrial folk song prevalent in his native County Durham. For over 40 years he has toured extensively throughout the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand and Australia, performing mostly solo but also alongside such musical heavyweights as Ralph McTell, Richard Thompson, and Fairport Convention. About Bob Fox Twice nominated as Best Folk Singer in the BBC Folk Awards Bob has long been a favourite on the live circuit. Bob played the role of SONGMAN in The National Theatre's multi-award winning West End production of WarHorse 2011-2013 and subsequently in the highly acclaimed and record breaking UK, Ireland and South Africa touring version which ended in February 2015 Since then Bob has returned to the concert platform with his Evening with the War Horse Songman show and The Pitmen Poets project as well as doing solo dates in folk venues and festivals throughout Britain and abroad. Don't miss a chance to experience his warm, rich voice, virtuoso guitar style and newly acquired melodeon playing skill as he performs material from WarHorse, newly written songs from the Radio Ballads along with old favourites from his many previous recordings. Facebook - Launderette Sessions Twitter - @LaunderetteSess Instagram - Launderette_Sessions Trip Advisor Events at Old Cinema Launderette (Durham)

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Acoustic Haven - The John Langan Band And Nessi Gomes!

on Fri, 26 Feb 2016 at Totnes St Johns Church 6:30pm

Doors Open at 6.30pm. Live music hall & Cafe Bar upstairs serving delicious organic soups from Tideford Organics, Hot fresh chai tea, scrumptious home-baked cakes and puddings... all in a comfy chill-out space with projections by artist & dj Mike Boyer. Donation bar with locally brewed ales from micro-breweries in Totnes The Albert, and New Lion Brewery. Acoustic Haven is a fabulous community live-music night and awareness / fundraiser for various local land based projects including The Hillyfield and Living Projects (www.thehillyfield.co.uk), run entirely by volunteers. Tickets for children need to be bought in advance, and all children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Disability access somewhat limited (cafe space upstairs)

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Acoustic Haven - The John Langan Band And Nessi Gomes!

on Fri, 26 Feb 2016 at Totnes St Johns Church 6:30pm

Doors Open at 6.30pm. Live music hall & Cafe Bar upstairs serving delicious organic soups from Tideford Organics, Hot fresh chai tea, scrumptious home-baked cakes and puddings... all in a comfy chill-out space with projections by artist & dj Mike Boyer. Donation bar with locally brewed ales from micro-breweries in Totnes The Albert, and New Lion Brewery. Acoustic Haven is a fabulous community live-music night and awareness / fundraiser for various local land based projects including The Hillyfield and Living Projects (www.thehillyfield.co.uk), run entirely by volunteers. Tickets for children need to be bought in advance, and all children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Disability access somewhat limited (cafe space upstairs)

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Boo Hewerdine & Friends

on Fri, 26 Feb 2016 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

Boo Hewerdine presents a songwriters circle with friends and collaborators from throughout his career including Chris Difford (Squeeze), Brooks Williams (State of the Union) and Findlay Napier (whose acclaimed recent album VIP Hewerdine co-wrote & produced). Boo Hewerdine is widely regarded as a songwriting legend, an artist with a musical C.V of international collaborations and hit songs that stretch over twenty five years and many genres. The cultured quality of his songs has certainly been recognised by his peers. Boo has written with/for hundreds of artists including Eddi Reader,K.D.Lang, Suggs, Chris Difford, Kris Drever and Duke Special. Grammy nominated lyricist and double Ivor Novello Award-winning enigma Chris Difford has brought us characters and sketches from every day life, and has successfully turned the mundane into the beautiful, the urbane into the exquisite, for over 30 years. With his partner, collaborator, friend and Squeeze co-founder Glenn Tilbrook, Chris has written some of the most enduring and best-loved songs of our time such as Up The Junction, Cool For Cats and Labelled With Love, and many others. Ranked one of the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, singer-songwriter Brooks Williams writes groove-laden songs and delivers them with an easy-going vocal style and monstrous guitar chops. Walking the line between blues and Americana, Williams has worked stages worldwide for over 25 years. Findlay Napier is one of the most highly-regarded performers and creative forces on the Scottish music scene thoroughly active and truly energised with a heart-warming zing. His new album, VIP: Very Interesting Persons, contains ten songs about real life characters that have led very interesting lives. The album was co-written and produced by Boo Hewerdine. 'A master of the art of songwriting' ★★★★★ Maverick Magazine 'Sweet, simple guitar melodies and deft, wonderful songs' ★★★★★ The Telegraph 'Yet more gems from one of the best songwriters arounddirect, uncompromising and frequently beautiful' ★★★★ R2 Magazine 'Boo Hewerdine ranks amongst the very best English songwriters working today' MOJO Magazine 'Even in our world of properly good music, Hewerdine stands proudly above many if not most wall to wall excellence - an unassuming masterpiece' FolkRadio.co.uk Boo Hewerdine's new album Open and career spanning compilation My Name In The Brackets (The Best Of) are out now on Reveal Records.

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Leveret

on Fri, 26 Feb 2016 at Leicester The Guildhall 7:15pm

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Ryley Walker With Danny Thompson

on Fri, 26 Feb 2016 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

Singer-songwriter Ryley Walker plays guitar (a Guild D-35) like Bert Jansch and sings like Tim Buckley. Still only in his mid-twenties, he's going to be a major figure, as the rave reviews for his second album, 'Primrose Green' attest. For this unmissable date, Walker is joined by the revered double-bassist Danny Thompson, who of course performed with both Bert Jansch (in Pentangle) and Tim Buckley, as well as with Nick Drake, John Martyn and many more, helping to create the lyrical, folk-jazz style that so influenced Ryley Walker close to half a century later. As duos go, it's a unique marriage made in heaven. More info at www.mrkite.org and www.brudenellsocialclub.co.uk

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Sean Taylor

on Fri, 26 Feb 2016 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

Sean Taylor has rapidly grown to be one of the hottest new names in the UK blues/acoustic scene. His incredible passion for performance, sheer talent and songwriting of the highest calibre is a testament to his frequent comparisons with John Martyn and Tom Waits.

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Chris Helme

on Fri, 26 Feb 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Chris Helme is an English singer-songwriter, formerly the frontman of John Squire's post-Stone Roses band The Seahorses. Following The Seahorses' early demise, Helme undertook a short solo tour across England which culminated with a gig at the Improv Theatre in London. Backed by a newly formed band featuring members of York band, 'The Lo Beams', Fraser Smith of Shed Seven and fellow ex-Seahorse, Stuart Fletcher[11] performing material written whilst in The Seahorses. The gigs were confirmed just 11 days following the official announcement of the Seahorses' split.[8][12] Following these initial gigs, which the NME described as "fairly unambitious rock music",[13] Helme abandoned the band format and returned to his native York where he performed sporadic low-key solo acoustic shows. In 2000 Helme began working with session guitarist James Nisbet and began playing showcase gigs in London backed by a revolving cast of session musicians, which at one point featured drummer Toby Drummond, who temporarily replaced Andy Watts in The Seahorses. With a full band, Helme headlined his biggest gig to date as a solo artist, at the Theatre Royal in York in May 2000.[9] In 2001 a permanent backing band was assembled with Nisbet, drummer John Miller and Stuart Fletcher back on bass. With new management and PR, an official website was launched and a 3 track demo CD was serviced to the media.[14] With the new band, Helme performed numerous London showcase gigs at Ritz and undertook a short UK tour in November of that year. Helme then went on to form The Yards from the ashes of his solo backing band. Initially named Super Zero,[15] the band originally featured former Shed Seven guitarist Paul Banks who left before the release of their debut EP The Devil Is Alive and Well In D.C. in April 2003. The band released their self-titled debut album in 2005[16] and second album Imperial Measures in 2009 via their own label Industrial Erotica. The band split in November 2009 with members pursuing their own projects. Solo (2009 - present)[edit] Helme set up an independent record label, promo company and booking agency "Little Num Num Music" with fellow York musician Andy Gaines. It was on this label that Helme released his debut solo album, Ashes, in May 2008. He toured the UK extensively to coincide with the release and followed up with a single, Pleased, in 2010[17] which was taken from his second album. In August 2012 Helme released second album The Rookery to positive reviews.[18][19][20] Recorded in 11 days the album was produced by Chris Helme with Sam Forrest (of Nine Black Alps). Helme continues to tour as a solo artist[21] and with a full band and a third album is slated for release in 2016

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Chris Helme

on Fri, 26 Feb 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Chris Helme is an English singer-songwriter, formerly the frontman of John Squire's post-Stone Roses band The Seahorses. Following The Seahorses' early demise, Helme undertook a short solo tour across England which culminated with a gig at the Improv Theatre in London. Backed by a newly formed band featuring members of York band, 'The Lo Beams', Fraser Smith of Shed Seven and fellow ex-Seahorse, Stuart Fletcher[11] performing material written whilst in The Seahorses. The gigs were confirmed just 11 days following the official announcement of the Seahorses' split.[8][12] Following these initial gigs, which the NME described as "fairly unambitious rock music",[13] Helme abandoned the band format and returned to his native York where he performed sporadic low-key solo acoustic shows. In 2000 Helme began working with session guitarist James Nisbet and began playing showcase gigs in London backed by a revolving cast of session musicians, which at one point featured drummer Toby Drummond, who temporarily replaced Andy Watts in The Seahorses. With a full band, Helme headlined his biggest gig to date as a solo artist, at the Theatre Royal in York in May 2000.[9] In 2001 a permanent backing band was assembled with Nisbet, drummer John Miller and Stuart Fletcher back on bass. With new management and PR, an official website was launched and a 3 track demo CD was serviced to the media.[14] With the new band, Helme performed numerous London showcase gigs at Ritz and undertook a short UK tour in November of that year. Helme then went on to form The Yards from the ashes of his solo backing band. Initially named Super Zero,[15] the band originally featured former Shed Seven guitarist Paul Banks who left before the release of their debut EP The Devil Is Alive and Well In D.C. in April 2003. The band released their self-titled debut album in 2005[16] and second album Imperial Measures in 2009 via their own label Industrial Erotica. The band split in November 2009 with members pursuing their own projects. Solo (2009 - present)[edit] Helme set up an independent record label, promo company and booking agency "Little Num Num Music" with fellow York musician Andy Gaines. It was on this label that Helme released his debut solo album, Ashes, in May 2008. He toured the UK extensively to coincide with the release and followed up with a single, Pleased, in 2010[17] which was taken from his second album. In August 2012 Helme released second album The Rookery to positive reviews.[18][19][20] Recorded in 11 days the album was produced by Chris Helme with Sam Forrest (of Nine Black Alps). Helme continues to tour as a solo artist[21] and with a full band and a third album is slated for release in 2016

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Hunter And The Bear

on Fri, 26 Feb 2016 at Leek Foxlowe Arts Centre 7:30pm

Hunter & The Bear may have been compared to every current folk-rock band there is going, but critics have always made it clear that the quartet have that little something extra special that makes them stand out from the crowd. Inspired by artists such as The Band, Dire Straits and Bruce Springsteen, Will Irvine and Jimmy Hunter started to write and perform as a duo with Jimmy playing lead guitar, mandolin and backing vocal whilst beside him Will on the rhythm guitar and singing lead vocals. Having started the band in Newcastle where they were studying at University they moved to London in 2012 to bring their own brand of power folk to the huddled masses. Gareth Thompson, drums and Chris Clark, bass, completed the line up to bring you a live set up you don't want to miss.

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Liverpool Acoustic Live 7th Birthday Featuring Little Sparrow

on Fri, 26 Feb 2016 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery 7:45pm

For our 7th birthday event we've got a very special lineup. Headlining our show is Manchester's Little Sparrow (Katie Ware) on her second visit to the View Two Gallery. Katie has been collecting rave reviews for her latest album The Wishing Tree and for her captivating live performances. Support is from touring musician Miriam Crespo from Switzerland, plus the winner of the Judges' Award at the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge 2015 Maria Silker. Tickets are available now in advance for £5.00 (+50p booking fee) from wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic or for £6 on the door on the night. Doors open at our regular time of 7.45pm with the music starting at 8.15pm sharp. You can join the facebook event at facebook.com/liverpoolacoustic/events All of our future live events can be found at liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/live Please note, the performance space at the View Two Gallery is on the third floor and there is no disabled access.

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Hunter And The Bear

on Fri, 26 Feb 2016 at Leek Foxlowe Arts Centre 7:30pm

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Fri, 26 Feb 2016 at Saltburn by the Sea Golf Club 7:15pm

With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on BBC 6 Music and Radio 2, a five star live review and feature in The Guardian, culminating in one of MOJO's Folk Albums of the Year award for groundbreaking album The Hum, O'Hooley & Tidow are regarded as lionhearted trailblazers of contemporary music and songwriting. 'Boundless songwriting and exquisite harmonies that truly shine' * * * * * Guardian 'Defiant, robust, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in.' Independent 'Boldly defiant and sharply individual. One of British Folk's mightiest combinations' **** MOJO

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Tanguero Passion... Presented By Tango 44

on Fri, 26 Feb 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Tango 44 celebrates the explosive dance music of Argentina in a programme of tango and popular classics - Tanguero Passion. Tango is passion, tango is nostalgia, tango is the allure of Buenos Aires; the danger of porteño knife fights, of broken hearts, and the dance that embodies it. More than any other dance style, tango is the soul of Argentina, and more than any other composer, Astor Piazzolla is the intensity of tango. The programme features works that have made Piazzolla a household name and taken the world by storm - Libertango, Oblivion, and the Four Seasons, but audiences love other music too - the wondrous Ave Maria, the ebullient Pampeanas and the Demare and Mores standards Malena and Uno . Relive the early days of tango in Buenos Aires, come and dance to our blend of the best of Argentine dance music Tango 44 is Jonathan Truscott on violin, Pavlos Carvalho on cello, Mark Troop on piano and Corina Piatti, vocalist.

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Tanguero Passion... Presented By Tango 44

on Fri, 26 Feb 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Tango 44 celebrates the explosive dance music of Argentina in a programme of tango and popular classics - Tanguero Passion. Tango is passion, tango is nostalgia, tango is the allure of Buenos Aires; the danger of porteño knife fights, of broken hearts, and the dance that embodies it. More than any other dance style, tango is the soul of Argentina, and more than any other composer, Astor Piazzolla is the intensity of tango. The programme features works that have made Piazzolla a household name and taken the world by storm - Libertango, Oblivion, and the Four Seasons, but audiences love other music too - the wondrous Ave Maria, the ebullient Pampeanas and the Demare and Mores standards Malena and Uno . Relive the early days of tango in Buenos Aires, come and dance to our blend of the best of Argentine dance music Tango 44 is Jonathan Truscott on violin, Pavlos Carvalho on cello, Mark Troop on piano and Corina Piatti, vocalist.

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Judy Cook

on Fri, 26 Feb 2016 at Guildford Institute 7:45pm

This will be Virginia-born Judy Cook's fourth visit to the club. As before she will be bringing a powerful voice, a great unaccompanied style and a deep respect for tradition to her performances of a huge repertoire of American songs and ballads. Her singing is marked by a command of narrative that pulls the audience in to really understand what the song is about. Her style and presentation are "a credit to the sources". Judy lifts the spirit and entertains you with programs drawn from her vast and varied repertoire of traditional songs and ballads from the English speaking world - American songs from North Carolina's Outer Banks to the Southern Appalachian Mountains; from the Ozarks up to New Hampshire, Maine and eastern Canada; and across the Atlantic to songs from England and Scotland. You will come away from a Judy Cook concert with fresh insight into old songs and the warm feeling of having joined with others in plenty of choruses and harmonies.

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Judy Cook

on Fri, 26 Feb 2016 at Guildford Institute 7:45pm

This will be Virginia-born Judy Cook's fourth visit to the club. As before she will be bringing a powerful voice, a great unaccompanied style and a deep respect for tradition to her performances of a huge repertoire of American songs and ballads. Her singing is marked by a command of narrative that pulls the audience in to really understand what the song is about. Her style and presentation are "a credit to the sources". Judy lifts the spirit and entertains you with programs drawn from her vast and varied repertoire of traditional songs and ballads from the English speaking world - American songs from North Carolina's Outer Banks to the Southern Appalachian Mountains; from the Ozarks up to New Hampshire, Maine and eastern Canada; and across the Atlantic to songs from England and Scotland. You will come away from a Judy Cook concert with fresh insight into old songs and the warm feeling of having joined with others in plenty of choruses and harmonies.

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Shawn Cuddy And His Band

on Fri, 26 Feb 2016 at Soham The Brook 7:00pm

Bar snacks available from 7pm, Music starting 9pm. Tear-jerkers from an Irish heart-throb! Shawn cruises through such sad songs as Without You and All The Lies..., yet ups the pace with Dixie Darling and Cotton Fields. An evening of great songs from this wonderful Irish crooner.

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New Roots Presents The Orange Circus Band (album Launch)/ Patch & The Giant

on Fri, 26 Feb 2016 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

The Orange Circus are a raucous, footstompin', full blooded Americana/ bluegrass act from the U.K and Virginia in America. A unique co-operative, they're a family band that can include members of all ages from junior to senior. Concentrating mainly on updating traditional songs taken from the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, they continue an historical musical lineage in a fresh, exciting way. Bring your dancing shoes- they put on a brilliantly entertaining show- great playing, beautiful harmonies and boundless energy are guaranteed to raise the roof, warm the heart and encourage the biggest of grins. 'Tucked somewhere between the music of Balkan enthusiasts Beirut and the rustic elegance of modern DIY folk' (Folk Radio UK) Patch & The Giant are a dynamic troupe of musicians and an ever growing force within the UK alt-folk scene. Together they craft a sound which is rustic, beguiling and 'wholly immersing' (Brum Notes); its foundation built on a rich union of vocals with instruments including cello, flugelhorn, violin, accordion and more.

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Angel Snow & Matthew Perryman Jones

on Fri, 26 Feb 2016 at Torquay The Crown & Sceptre 8:00am

Angel Snow The highest calibre of artistry is often intertwined with the deepest sincerity. As is the case with rising star Angel Snow, whose music is the truest and most honest reflection of her life. Her story plays out in self-penned songs, where detail by detail she lets the listener in on her innermost thoughts, hopes, and dreams. Sometimes sorrowful, often hopeful, and always looking toward faith, Snow's music is nothing if not sincere. Combine this honesty with sweeping folk melodies and bluesy guitar riffs, and the result is the captivating landscape of sound found on her new self-titled album. Fate and faithful perseverance have brought Snow to the present, as she prepares to release her second full-length set. With a major boost from acclaimed star Alison Krauss, Snow's lifelong dreams are coming to fruition. Krauss and Union Station recorded three songs written by Snow for the deluxe edition of the band's latest album. Much like the music of her greatest influences, Snow's songs veer between imagined stories like this one and real-life experiences, always showing incredible sympathy for the suffering and downtrodden. Among her favourite songwriters are Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno, Bob Dylan, Trent Reznor, and Elliot Smith. In the two years since meeting Viktor Krauss, The brother of Alison and a renowned musician in his own right, they have written dozens of songs and started work on Snow's sophomore album. With Viktor Krauss as producer, they recruited stellar session players including drummer Matt Chamberlain. The album has eight new songs as well as a few updated tracks originally found on her well-received debut, Fortune Tellers. Matthew Perryman Jones Matthew Perryman Jones has a voice that calls out with intensity, truth and emotion. Jones began his career in 1997 in Decatur, GA, and then, after moving to Nashville to pursue music full-time, he issued his first solo release, Nowhere Else But Here, in 2000. As American Songwriter describes, Matthew's voice ensnares listeners with a rare authenticity and gritty strength. In 2006, Jones released 'Throwing Punches in the Dark', a departure from his previous Folk/Americana sound toward Pop Rock. In 2008, 'Swallow the Sea' with breakout hit Save You, solidified Jones as an artist worth watching. Performing Songwriter Magazine noted Jones as a talent that follows in the footsteps of Leonard Cohen and John Lennon. Written shortly after his father's death, Jones' latest CD, ' Land Of The Living', is a courageous personal Odyssey through life's most troubled waters of love and loss. Jones' songs have also been featured in television shows including Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, and Bones. In addition to Jones' own headline tours, he has opened for such artists as Ingrid Michaelson, Shawn Colvin, Patty Griffin and Paula Cole. Jones is also an original member of the nationally acclaimed Nashville collaborative artist group Ten Out of Tenn.

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Boat To Row

on Fri, 26 Feb 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:00pm

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Scarlette Plus Ed Goodale & Oli

on Fri, 26 Feb 2016 at Bognor Regis Seasons 7:30pm

Superb solo artist Scarlette plus Ed Goodale & Oli are performing at Folk on the Coast as part of their acclaimed national tour of the UK. Don`t miss them, talent like this doesn`t come around this often!

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Scarlette Plus Ed Goodale & Oli

on Fri, 26 Feb 2016 at Bognor Regis Seasons 7:30pm

Superb solo artist Scarlette plus Ed Goodale & Oli are performing at Folk on the Coast as part of their acclaimed national tour of the UK. Don`t miss them, talent like this doesn`t come around this often!

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The Leeds City Stompers

on Fri, 26 Feb 2016 at Sheffield Yello Arch Studios 8:00pm

This months killer gig features the amazing Leeds City Stompers, with Jack Amblin, Martyn Roper and the inimitable Tom Attah. These guys bring the sound of old time blues, jazz and ragtime to life. Dressing up is encouraged and the floor wil be open to lindy hoppers. Support comes from Benjamin Bassford and The Nick Bennett Trio.

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Phil Beer

on Sat, 27 Feb 2016 at Winchelsea Church of St Thomas the Martyr 7:00pm

Show of Hand's Phil Beer, plays fiddle, mandolin, guitar, sings a bit returns to Winchelsea for an evening of great music and good humour. Phil is one half of folk supergroup Show Of Hands and is in much demand as a multi-instrumentalist and producer and has been described by the Guardian as 'where Steve Earle and Richard Thompson collide'. He was nominated for the coveted Musician of the Year title in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. He is perhaps best known as a top-flight fiddler, but his skills don't stop there: he also plays slide, Spanish and tenor guitars, mandocello, viola, mandolin and South American cuatro, not to mention contributing his rich and remarkable vocals. 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.

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Sat, 27 Feb 2016 at Clayton Le Moors Mill House 7:00pm

With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on BBC 6 Music and Radio 2, a five star live review and feature in The Guardian, culminating in a MOJO Folk Album of the Year award for groundbreaking album The Hum,  O'Hooley & Tidow are regarded as lionhearted trailblazers of contemporary music and songwriting. 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 at times spine-tingling performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm even the hardest of heart.

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Patterson Dipper: Shammick Acoustic

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

From two different generations, James and John have both been involved in folk music for at least forty years, James having started performing in the folk boom of the '70s, and John as a child through his family's business of concertina making. James is well-remembered for his guitar-playing and particularly his fine voice with the duo Silas, and later with Mick Ryan in the extremely successful quartet Crows. John grew up steeped in the traditions of Southern England, and, as well as a maker of instruments, is a respected composer and teacher. His unique fiddle playing style conveys a deep understanding and passion for indigenous culture, which has led him to be recorded for several films, including The Hobbit. He also performs with a couple of storytellers, and with other musicians. For the last 15 years James and John have worked together in various combinations, not least that of Patterson, Jordan & Dipper, and since then have continued to develop material and ideas as a duo, firmly rooted in English music, but also exploring a wider repertoire. An evening of superb musicianship can be guaranteed..

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Jaywalkers

on Sat, 27 Feb 2016 at Lawrence Batley Theatre 7:30pm

Effortlessly creating a unique sound based on their collective and individual musical backgrounds, Jaywalkers are influenced by folk, bluegrass, Western swing and jazz, resulting in virtuosic instrumentals, three part harmony vocals and impressive slap bass. Add tasteful arrangements and exceptional musicianship into the mix and this youthful trio is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Jaywalkers create music that's innovative and exhilarating but still deeply rooted in tradition. Jaywalkers are Mike Giverin (mandolin, harmony vocals, guitar), Jay Bradberry (fiddle, lead vocals, guitar) & Lucille Williams (double bass, harmony vocals). Since reaching the finals of the BBC Young Folk Awards in 2008, they have cemented their place as one of the most exciting, talented and entertaining young bands working on the British folk scene. Now with three albums to their credit, 2015 release "Weave" saw the band working with leading folk producer Andy Bell, courtesy of an Emerging Excellence Award from Help Musicians UK. The resulting album showcases Jaywalkers' continually increasing virtuosity and range. It's studded with original gems by talented songwriter Mike, ranging from the poetic but mournful title track to the intense and catchy "Slave for the People". The band's live set features some blistering, foot-stomping, up-tempo instrumentals and traditional songs from the bluegrass and folk canon in addition to their originals. Despite their youth, this hardworking band have been working and gigging constantly for many years, honing their craft and their instrumental chops. Jay Bradberry has one of the greatest voices we've heard on the UK folk scene and the whole band is a class act! We're long term fans of Jaywalkers here at True North Music and we're delighted to be bringing them to Huddersfield! For more info visit www.jaywalkers.co.uk www.truenorthpromotions.co.uk

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Angel Snow & Matthew Perryman Jones

on Sat, 27 Feb 2016 at Tingewick Village Hall 7:30pm

Angel Snow The highest calibre of artistry is often intertwined with the deepest sincerity. As is the case with rising star Angel Snow, whose music is the truest and most honest reflection of her life. Her story plays out in self-penned songs, where detail by detail she lets the listener in on her innermost thoughts, hopes, and dreams. Sometimes sorrowful, often hopeful, and always looking toward faith, Snow's music is nothing if not sincere. Combine this honesty with sweeping folk melodies and bluesy guitar riffs, and the result is the captivating landscape of sound found on her new self-titled album. Fate and faithful perseverance have brought Snow to the present, as she prepares to release her second full-length set. With a major boost from acclaimed star Alison Krauss, Snow's lifelong dreams are coming to fruition. Krauss and Union Station recorded three songs written by Snow for the deluxe edition of the band's latest album. Much like the music of her greatest influences, Snow's songs veer between imagined stories like this one and real-life experiences, always showing incredible sympathy for the suffering and downtrodden. Among her favourite songwriters are Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno, Bob Dylan, Trent Reznor, and Elliot Smith. In the two years since meeting Viktor Krauss, The brother of Alison and a renowned musician in his own right, they have written dozens of songs and started work on Snow's sophomore album. With Viktor Krauss as producer, they recruited stellar session players including drummer Matt Chamberlain. The album has eight new songs as well as a few updated tracks originally found on her well-received debut, Fortune Tellers. Matthew Perryman Jones Matthew Perryman Jones has a voice that calls out with intensity, truth and emotion. Jones began his career in 1997 in Decatur, GA, and then, after moving to Nashville to pursue music full-time, he issued his first solo release, Nowhere Else But Here, in 2000. As American Songwriter describes, Matthew's voice ensnares listeners with a rare authenticity and gritty strength. In 2006, Jones released 'Throwing Punches in the Dark', a departure from his previous Folk/Americana sound toward Pop Rock. In 2008, 'Swallow the Sea' with breakout hit Save You, solidified Jones as an artist worth watching. Performing Songwriter Magazine noted Jones as a talent that follows in the footsteps of Leonard Cohen and John Lennon. Written shortly after his father's death, Jones' latest CD, ' Land Of The Living', is a courageous personal Odyssey through life's most troubled waters of love and loss. Jones' songs have also been featured in television shows including Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, and Bones. In addition to Jones' own headline tours, he has opened for such artists as Ingrid Michaelson, Shawn Colvin, Patty Griffin and Paula Cole. Jones is also an original member of the nationally acclaimed Nashville collaborative artist group Ten Out of Tenn.

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The Changing Room

on Sat, 27 Feb 2016 at Hepworth Village Hall 7:30pm

The Changing Room's 'Behind the Lace' Tour A rare opportunity to catch up with The Changing Room on tour. The phenomenally busy Sam Kelly and Tanya Brittain will be joined on stage by Jamie Francis (Stark), Evan Carson (The Willows) and harpist Morrigan Palmer-Brown for a two week sweep of the UK this winter. The Changing Room are planning a winter tour to promote their extraordinary debut album which hit The Telegraph list of 'Best Folk Albums of 2015' upon release, with a ★★★★ review from Martin Chilton.

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Damien Barber & Mike Wilson

on Sat, 27 Feb 2016 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7:30am

7:30 (tune session), 8-10 (act), 10-11.15 (song session) Standing tickets available on the night

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John Goldie Trio & Ben Hughes

on Sat, 27 Feb 2016 at Coatbridge Berits & Brown 7:30pm

An intimate and up close evening with two of the UK's finest guitarists doing something a little bit different. World renowned fingerstyle virtuoso guitarist John Goldie is regarded as one of the finest acoustic guitarists on the planet. He can count amongst his fans the likes of Martin Taylor and Tommy Emmanuel as well as a devoted worldwide following. Tonight he is joined by Jim Drummond on drums (Donnie Munro, Strangeways, The Paul Rose Band) and Seonaid Aitken on vocals and violin (Rose Room, Roddy Woomble, Scottish Opera) for their first show since their sell out show at the 2015 Ullapool Guitar Festival. Expect something very special. www.johngoldie.co.uk Ben Hughes is an exceptional talent. As well as being a virtouoso guitarist he is also an outstanding songwriter and singer. Much in demand as a session player, he has been performing with a host of top acts including Henry Priestman and Rumours of Fleetwood Mac. His last visit to us left the audience with their jaws on the floor so expect to be blown away... www.benhughesmusic.com Food will be available before the gig and tables can be booked by calling 01698 733311. Please note that all our gigs have a no talking policy when the acts are performing. Please respect this for both your other gig goers and the artists performing.

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Macka B

on Sat, 27 Feb 2016 at Porthtowan Mount Pleasant Eco Park 7:30pm

Macka B is a British-born Reggae artist, performer and activist with a career spanning over thirty years. Over these three decades he has released over 15 albums and travelled worldwide always keeping true to his principles and faith. Starting off on sound systems in Wolverhampton England, Macka B has become one of the most respected Reggae artists in the circuit and he has toured all over the world. Join us for a very special appearance in Cornwall!

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Macka B

on Sat, 27 Feb 2016 at Porthtowan Mount Pleasant Eco Park 7:30pm

Macka B is a British-born Reggae artist, performer and activist with a career spanning over thirty years. Over these three decades he has released over 15 albums and travelled worldwide always keeping true to his principles and faith. Starting off on sound systems in Wolverhampton England, Macka B has become one of the most respected Reggae artists in the circuit and he has toured all over the world. Join us for a very special appearance in Cornwall!

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Martha Tilston

on Sat, 27 Feb 2016 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Her new tour is a sparky union of folk, acoustic, trip-hop and electronica. With her longtime collaborators and musicians Matt Tweed and Matt Kelly, among others they entwine raw vocals, sparkling melodies and thoughtprovoking lyrics with filmic movements and earthy baselines. To see them live is to connect with longed-for parts of ourselves 'Martha Tilston has carved her niche with sharp, original songs that dissect the modern world. It is an engrossing set.. She captures both the harshness and enchantment of life, with the salt of sea air almost palpable.' The Guardian 'Sit down with a cup of chai tea and let her silky voice wash over you.' The Independent Kingskerswell Parish Church 'A magical setting for live music', Home made cakes & refreshments in the interval, please bring your own wine etc if you want, we have glasses, large car park opposite.

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The Creole Brothers

on Sat, 27 Feb 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ A unique and powerful fusion of British Folk/Roots and Louisiana Creole music by international award-winning musicians. Stories from the folk tradition blended with evocative old time Louisiana Cajun and Creole rhythms and songs on melodeon, fiddle and guitar including soaring twin fiddle numbers and beautiful haunting original compositions. Charlie Skelton is one of the hottest roots fiddle players around, while Phil Underwood has collected three international awards for his accordion playing and was recently featured on BBC Radio 4. And to complete the trio Pete Dunhill's driving rhythm guitar and keen vocals lay down a toe tapping groove. They are playing to sell out audiences at festivals, folk clubs, dance clubs and music venues and have recently played nine village hall shows for the prestigious Rural Touring Scheme

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Lauren Housley

on Sat, 27 Feb 2016 at Kirton in Lindsey Town Hall 7:00pm

A soulful blend of Blues and Americana. Lauren Housley is a rising star of the UK music scene and has recently been heard extensively on BBC Radio 2. Born in Rotherham and now based in Manchester, Lauren grew up in a household where her parents were massive music fans, When her mum came home with an Eva Cassidy album, Lauren's creative light was switched on. Whilst studying Theatre at Newcastle University she met Thomas Dibb and they have been collaborating ever since. There are hints of blues, country, soul and rock in their songs and Lauren has a warm, intense and enjoyable style that is all her own, Live she is simply breath taking, her voice is up there with the best. Seeing her live allows you to really appreciate the fullness and texture of her voice, whilst being hypnotized by her commanding stage presence. For her Town Hall Live concert she will be joined by her band that consist of Thomas on guitars, Mark Lewis on bass, Chris Hillman on pedal steel, dobro and mandolin and Craig Hanson on drums and percussion. Support will come from Leeds University music student Skye/

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Sam Partridge With Grace Smith.

on Sat, 27 Feb 2016 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:15pm

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Helter Skelter With La Mort Subite + Green Man

on Sat, 27 Feb 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

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The Radial Band

on Sat, 27 Feb 2016 at London St Ethelburga's 7:00pm

THE RADIAL BAND is a group of traditional musicians from diverse backgrounds for whom music has no borders. Inspired by the nyckelharpa (an extraordinary bowed, keyed fiddle of Swedish origin) the group plays a spectrum of ancient and original music that roams across Europe from Scandinavia to Cyprus. Drawing on influences from their own traditions, Radial presents dance music and gem-like listening pieces with an 'earthy, ethereal ambience'. Griselda Sanderson's 'exquisite and exceptionally expressive' nyckelharpa playing is contrasted with the rich virtuosity of Eastern Mediterranean violinist Michalis Kouloumis. 'Crisp and propulsive' accompaniment comes from accomplished multi-instrumentalist Louis Bingham on cittern and guitar. The whole is layered with dynamic percussion from Jim Palmer (who also graces Baaba Maal's current live lineup). The new album 'Radial' has been widely acclaimed in world music circles, steadily climbing the European World Music charts, while the dance track 'Carnera' (featuring Moroccan Gnawa master Simo Lagnawi) was at no.1 in Ethnocloud's December video chart. BIOGRAPHIES Griselda Sanderson Radial is the 8th album from Griselda Sanderson. Originally from Scotland she is one of the UK's rare exponents of the nyckelharpa. She has recorded and performed with some extraordinary musicians including Gambian griot Juldeh Camara, Senegalese bluesman Amadou Diagne and Moroccan Gnawa master Simo Lagnawi. She has also performed in film and theatre including touring with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and most recently performed on the nyckelharpa in the 2015 summer season at The Globe Theatre in London. She runs her own record label Waulk Records. Michalis Kouloumis Born in a musical family in the island of Cyprus, the violinist Michalis Kouloumis developed a strong musical conception and sensitivity from his early years. Today he is one of the most important world music violinists specialising in Greek traditional music, Cypriot traditional music and Ottoman classical music. Michalis Kouloumis is widely appreciated for his improvisational skills in taksims and the use of special techniques, such as diplochordo and overtones in his playing. Louis Bingham A graduate of Newcastle's folk music degree course Louis' specializes in virtuosic flat-picking and solid accompaniment on various fretted instruments, which include tenor banjo, guitar, tenor guitar and bouzouki. Having studied with renowned teachers such as Chris Newman he has recorded on several albums with world music artists, and also specialises in the traditional music of Ireland. His recent duo album debut Curlicue with wind player Freya Rae earned him many plaudits as an accompanist, as has his contribution to Radial. In 2014 and 2015 he toured with Giffords Circus, playing up to three shows a day for troupes of Ethiopian acrobats, performing dogs, clowns and magicians. He also works for Live Music Now playing music in hospitals and schools. Jim Palmer As well as being much in demand as a percussionist, Jim is an extraordinary multi-instrumentalist and producer. He has worked in the studio with Senegalese musicians, the kora player Kadialy Kouyate and vocalist Modou Touré, with Peewee Ellis and many other notable players. Jim is currently on tour playing percussion in Senegalese singer and guitarist Baaba Maal's band.

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Fair-trade Fortnight Event

on Sat, 27 Feb 2016 at London Mycenae House 7:00pm

Fairtrade Fortnight Event Saturday 26th February Global Fusion Music & Arts will mark the beginning of Fair-Trade Fortnight with an event in Mycenae House. The event will start at 7.30. There will be stalls including: Clothing, food, gifts, arts, instruments, you can even get a massage. There will short talk about Fair-Trade Fortnight the ethos of Fairtrade products. But it's not just stalls and talks, there will also be some, dance, music and poetry at the event including a few songs from the GFMA singing group. There will even be a Traditional Ethiopian Coffee Making Ceremony. Topping the bill will be the amazing Kora player Mosi Conde from Guinea and if you fancy trying your hand at drumming or Tai Chi, there will be some fun taster sessions.

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Angel Snow & Matthew Perryman Jones

on Sun, 28 Feb 2016 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Angel Snow's show with Ben Glover at TLR last year was one of the highlights of our year. On her first tour of the UK, she had almost sold out of records by the time she reached Saltaire, such was the reaction to her performances with Ben. We immediately put out the message to her agents that we wanted her back again. So here she is this time with a new touring partner from the US; Matthew Perryman Jones. The highest calibre of artistry is often intertwined with the deepest sincerity, as is the case with rising star Angel Snow, whose music is the truest and most honest reflection of her life. Her story plays out in self-penned songs, where detail by detail she lets the listener in on her innermost thoughts, hopes, and dreams. Fate and faithful perseverance have brought Snow to the present, as she prepares to release her second full-length set. With a major boost from acclaimed star Alison Krauss, Snow's lifelong dreams are coming to fruition. Krauss and Union Station recorded three songs written by Snow for the deluxe edition of the band's album 'Paper Airplane'. Look out for a new album from Angel to coincide with this tour. Matthew Perryman Jones has a voice that calls out with intensity, truth and emotion. Jones began his career in 1997 in Decatur, GA, and then, after moving to Nashville to pursue music full-time, he issued his first solo release, Nowhere Else But Here, in 2000. As American Songwriter describes, 'Matthew's voice ensnares listeners with a rare authenticity and gritty strength.' After a further four albums, Matthew is now one of the most sought-after songwriters in Nashville. His 2013 single, 'Anymore of This', a duet, written and recorded with Mindy Smith, was featured on ABC Family's 'Switched at Birth'. Jones' songs have also been featured in television shows including Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Bones, Pretty Little Liars, NY Med, Flash Point, One Tree Hill, The Hills, and Eli Stone as well as in the 2012 movie release 'What To Expect When You Are Expecting'. In addition to Jones' own headline tours, he has shared the bill with Katie Herzig, Matthew Mayfield, and Joshua James and has opened for such artists as Ingrid Michaelson, Shawn Colvin, Patty Griffin and Paula Cole. Jones is also an original member of the nationally acclaimed Nashville collaborative artist group 'Ten Out of Tenn'.

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Benny Gallagher And Evening With

on Sun, 28 Feb 2016 at Chelmsford City Football Club 6:00pm

Below you will see why this is a not to be missed event. It is going to in form of a sit down three course meal with soup to start and bangers and mash with onion gravy with a veggie option and apple pie and custard to finish and Benny will be playing songs and telling stories and he lots to tell all this for just £25 each. For sheer quality and distinction you need look no further than the career of Benny Gallagher. One half of hit makers and blue chip songwriters Gallagher & Lyle; he began his career as a staff writer with the Beatles Music Publishing Co. Apple writing songs for Apple Records biggest artist Mary Hopkin. Benny has always considered his "formative" days at Apple, and, especially, the constant encouragement of Paul McCartney, as one of the most important factors in his development as a songwriter. In 1970 it was his and Graham Lyle's astute composing abilities that propelled the band McGuinness Flint to the top of the charts with their hit songs "When I'm Dead and Gone" and "Malt and Barley Blues". Then came the duo's own string of successes - the richly romantic " Heart on my Sleeve " and " I Wanna Stay With You ". Their Breakaway album was a huge success - with even more accolades to follow when the ttitle track was recorded by Art Garfunkel for his biggest selling solo Album. On record he has worked with: Paul McCartney - Eric Clapton - Pete Townsend - Ronnie Lane - Ronnie Wood - Gary Brooker - Georgie Fame - Mary Hopkin - Elkie Brooks - Ralph McTell - Sandy Denny and Fairport Convention, as well as Blues legends Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup (who wrote " That's Alright Mama " for Elvis Presley), and Champion Jack Dupree. Over the last few years, in between song-writing visits to Nashville, and composing soundtracks for film and television he has toured Australia, the Middle and Far East, Europe, and the U.K. as bassist and vocalist with The Manfreds, and more recently.. performed at The Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival with Don Schlitz, Nanci Griffiths, and Pat Alger, played an "In the Round Concert" with Beth Nielsen-Chapman, Ricky Ross and Charlie Dore to celebrate the opening of the new BBC Scotland Headquarters in Glasgow, performed at SXSW in Austin, Byron Bay Blues Festival Australia , Canterbury Folk Festival N. Z. - as well as a couple of special guest appearances with Dougie MacLean at his Perthshire Amber Festival and at Jazz Guitar Legend Martin Taylor's string of sell-out shows during the London Jazz Festival. It is a testament to the enduring quality of Benny Gallagher's song-writing that: 1. Simon & Garfunkel and Garth Brooks both performed "A Heart in New York " in their Concerts in Central Park to audiences of approx. 500,000 and 750,000 2. Don Williams had a No.1 Country Hit with "Stay Young" which generated well in excess of 1,000,000 airplays on US Radio. 3. The hugely popular UK cult dance band Lemonjelly chose to record and release a version of 'I Wanna Stay With You'. 4. Benny and Graham Lyle were recipients of the 2010 Tartan Clef Lifetime Achievement Award 2010. 5. The songs he and Graham Lyle composed for Apple Record's biggest solo artist Mary Hopkin feature in this released. Come and Get It: The Best of Apple Records The First Commercial Multi-Artist Compilation in Apple's History Released Oct. 25th 2010 A selection of artists that have recorded and released Benny Gallagher songs: Art Garfunkel - Bryan Ferry - Colin Blunstone - Don Williams - Donovan Frankereiter - Elkie Brooks - Fairport Convention - Garth Brooks - Judith Durham - Little Anthony and the Imperials - Mary Hopkin - Phil Everly - Ricky Nelson - Ringo Starr - Rita Coolidge - Simon and Garfunkel - Status Quo - The Fureys and Davey Arthur - LemonJelly and Jim Capaldi to name but a few....

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Joe Topping With Scott Poley

on Sun, 28 Feb 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Joe Topping is a singer-songwriter who has been described as a cross between Ry Cooder, Woody Guthrie and Paul Brady. From the traditional music heard in the folk clubs he grew up around to the Americana and blues influences from his adventures in the USA which have included living in a pick-up truck and driving around America for the best part of a year and later walking 1400 miles with a guitar on his back from Chicago to New Orleans! Joseph has developed his own unique bottleneck guitar style which he employs in many of his original songs and has a voice that can move from velvet soft to steely and powerful. Joe has played on stage and in the studio with many legends of the British folk scene including members of Fairport Convention, While and Matthews, Andy Irvine and most recently as stand in lead vocalist in the BBC2 award winning Best live Act Home Service whilst John Tams recovered from surgery. Joe also currently plays in the bands Elbow Jane and The Rainbow Chasers (with Ashley Hutchings). Scott Poley started his professional career at the age of 13 playing blues, pop and rock music. By age 18, he was playing with top British musicians and artists. Scott discovered a passion for country music and learned to play Pedal Steel / Lap Steel / Mandolin and most recently Dobro. His unique and intoxicating style has featured on countless recordings, including albums by Cara Luft (The Wailin Jenny's) and John Rabbit Bundrick (The Who / Free). Guitarist and singer Conor Doherty joined us in October 2015 for the loudest gig of the year, with the Cute Hoors. We've asked him back for a night where we can hear him properly. Because he's that good. And we didn't get any video of him. Conor performs hand-picked traditional and contemporary songs and tunes, newly arranged, from the European and American folk traditions. A native of Derry City but now based in London, Conor cites influences that range from Tony Rose, Dick Gaughan and Nic Jones to Crosby, Stills and Nash, and Joni Mitchell. Recorded by Chris McInnes and produced by Chris McInnes and Conor Doherty, his much excellent debut solo album 'The Savage and The Tender' was released in June 2015.

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Joe Topping With Scott Poley

on Sun, 28 Feb 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Joe Topping is a singer-songwriter who has been described as a cross between Ry Cooder, Woody Guthrie and Paul Brady. From the traditional music heard in the folk clubs he grew up around to the Americana and blues influences from his adventures in the USA which have included living in a pick-up truck and driving around America for the best part of a year and later walking 1400 miles with a guitar on his back from Chicago to New Orleans! Joseph has developed his own unique bottleneck guitar style which he employs in many of his original songs and has a voice that can move from velvet soft to steely and powerful. Joe has played on stage and in the studio with many legends of the British folk scene including members of Fairport Convention, While and Matthews, Andy Irvine and most recently as stand in lead vocalist in the BBC2 award winning Best live Act Home Service whilst John Tams recovered from surgery. Joe also currently plays in the bands Elbow Jane and The Rainbow Chasers (with Ashley Hutchings). Scott Poley started his professional career at the age of 13 playing blues, pop and rock music. By age 18, he was playing with top British musicians and artists. Scott discovered a passion for country music and learned to play Pedal Steel / Lap Steel / Mandolin and most recently Dobro. His unique and intoxicating style has featured on countless recordings, including albums by Cara Luft (The Wailin Jenny's) and John Rabbit Bundrick (The Who / Free). Guitarist and singer Conor Doherty joined us in October 2015 for the loudest gig of the year, with the Cute Hoors. We've asked him back for a night where we can hear him properly. Because he's that good. And we didn't get any video of him. Conor performs hand-picked traditional and contemporary songs and tunes, newly arranged, from the European and American folk traditions. A native of Derry City but now based in London, Conor cites influences that range from Tony Rose, Dick Gaughan and Nic Jones to Crosby, Stills and Nash, and Joni Mitchell. Recorded by Chris McInnes and produced by Chris McInnes and Conor Doherty, his much excellent debut solo album 'The Savage and The Tender' was released in June 2015.

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North Sea Gas

on Sun, 28 Feb 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

North Sea Gas are : Dave Gilfillan , Ronnie MacDonald and Grant Simpson. As part of their English 2016 tour Edinburgh's award winning band return to The Chapel Arts with songs and stories from their latest album Fire In The Glen and from previous recordings.They will entertain you in the Scottish Spirit with an array of instruments, tremendous three part harmonies and great craic. "They remain naturally at home on the folk -club and village hall circuit as they are on the bigger stages, expertly working in plenty of deadpan pawky humour" !! The Scotsman. www.northseagas.co.uk

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Merlyn Driver

on Sun, 28 Feb 2016 at Stroud The Prince Albert 7:00pm

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Gerry Colvin

on Sun, 28 Feb 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

A warm welcome back to Gerry Colvin, one of my favourite performers. Tonight Gerry will be joined by Jerome Davies on double bass, Trish Power on Accordion, Micheal Keelan Violin/Cello, and Lyndon Webb Guitar to perform new songs from his brand new album ' Six of One Half a Dozen of the Other'. "Unflinching as he is in communicating the stark truths of contemporary society, he retains a remarkable freshness about human contact. His banter, even more than his lyrics, displays an extraordinary synthesis of the warm and the sharp." (Slate The Disc).

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Broom Bezzums - Mark Bloomer And Andrew Cadie

on Sun, 28 Feb 2016 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Fiddle and guitar plus vocals of course. "Just about the best young duo on the circuit" so says Steve Knightley no less.

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Lee Gordon + Jess Morgan + Greyhounds Greyhounds Greyhounds

on Sun, 28 Feb 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ LEE GORDON BBC Radio 2 New Talent Songwriter of the Year finalist described as. 'a Devil singing an angels songs' Tom Robinson's (6music) Fresh on the net said 'lovely songs, man, does he have a big voice' Songwriting Magazine recently said 'refreshingly different, with vocals FULL of soul, Gordon knows how to create intense beauty and melancholy with only the most simple of elements.' Singer/songwriter LEE GORDON will release his debut single 'BEACH HOUSE' on 22nd Feb, 2016, via all digital outlets (iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play, Spotify etc.) BBC NEW TALENT SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR finalist, Lee has his own unique sound although he lists artists like Jeff Buckley, Bon Iver, Damien Rice, Ryan Adams and Eddie Vedder as influences. A multi-instrumentalist, Lee writes, records and performs all of his own material from his home studio in the Norfolk countryside, taking influence from his roller-coaster life over the last ten years. He has been honing a crop of brand new material to be released in 2016. BEACH HOUSE is the first of that batch. JESS MORGAN something truly special. Folk Radio UK 'making waves and turning heads' R2 Magazine Jess Morgan is a songwriter's songwriter. Constantly touring, constantly writing, constantly striving to do better, to be better. Inspired by storytelling songwriters like Nancy Griffith, the playfulness of Devon Sproule and upfront British voices like Billy Bragg, expect a tumbler of unfancified roots music with heart, with passion, with gusto. GREYHOUNDS GREYHOUNDS GREYHOUNDS Greyhounds Greyhounds Greyhounds are Harry Harris, Caroline O'Donoghue, and violinist Ellie Cowan. Expect big choruses, wry storytelling, and a tendency to overshare"

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Tony Hazzard - The Hallicombe Sessions

on Sun, 28 Feb 2016 at Bristol The Bristol Folk House 7:30pm

Iconic songwriter of pop's golden age, Tony Hazzard, brings a remarkable solo album THE HALLICOMBE SESSIONS, the result of extraordinary musical collaboration that spans two continents and half a century of song. Tony, author of such legendary hits as 'Fox on the Run' and 'Ha Ha Said the Clown', recorded the album at his home studio in Cornwall with the American songwriter, performer and producer Matt Harding. Matt was convinced that a pared-down, intimate approach suited Tony's songs, and so the pair recorded The Hallicombe Sessions unplugged-style over just a week in the summer of 2015 in Cornwall. Tony says: We started out with no preconceptions at all, and the music just evolved into what we hope is an entirely new environment for these songs. These songs span Tony's near half-a-century in showbiz. One of the tracks is a 60s song called 'She's Not You', which he hasn't performed in decades. I played it to Matt and he loved it insisted it should be on the record, says Tony. The music stretches through the 1970s (the beautiful ballad 'Journey's End') to new material, like the haunting folk song 'The Spice Trader'. Tony said: We'd record a take, then go outside, sit in the sun and chat. Matt fell in love with Cornish beer, Cornish pubs and the British sense of humour. About Tony Tony Hazzard was the author of international smashes like 'Ha Ha Said the Clown' and 'Fox on the Run' for stars ranging from The Hollies to Manfred Mann, from Cliff Richard to Andy Williams. In an eight-year period from 1966 to 1974, he penned a host of top 20 hits recorded by The Yardbirds, Gene Pitney, Herman's Hermits and many others. He also sang on Elton John's first three albums and performed live with him, wrote for TV and cinema (winning an award at the Cannes Film Festival) and worked as a session singer and guitarist. Tony's songs are played, sung and recorded all over the world Fox on the Run won a Citation of Achievement from BMI in the USA, having become a bluegrass standard, while songs such as Fade Away Maureen, recorded by The Yardbirds, have become much anthologised psych-pop classics. Tony's 1970s singer-songwriter albums Loudwater House and Was That Alright Then? are cult collectors' items. After a long break from the music business (during which time he retrained as a counsellor and ran one of Britain's leading drug and alcohol rehabs), Tony released his first album in 35 years in 2011, Songs From The Lynher. This has now been followed by The Hallicombe Sessions.

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Mawkin At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 28 Feb 2016 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

It's always a pleasure when our old mates Mawkin come to visit. Always one of the most exciting bands in folk the band have recently stepped it up with their superb new album "The Ties That Bind". This is going to take the roof off the joint! 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 Bros Landreth

on Sun, 28 Feb 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30am

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David Rovics: The Other Side

on Sun, 28 Feb 2016 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute 7:30pm

David is an American protest singer. His songs are about political struggles around the world. On this tour he will be focusing on the plight of refugees and immigrants.

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David Rovics: The Other Side

on Sun, 28 Feb 2016 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute 7:30pm

David is an American protest singer. His songs are about political struggles around the world. On this tour he will be focusing on the plight of refugees and immigrants.

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Grand Folk Bal With Les Zéoles

on Sun, 28 Feb 2016 at London The Exmouth Market Centre 4:30pm

Les Zéoles is a dynamic Parisian duo with the diatonic accordion of Amélie Denarié and the chromatic accordion of Anne Guinot who've been playing together for over 10 years. Their self-penned lyrical, bittersweet and playful dance tunes are inspired by both traditional and classical French and European music. Dance is always at the centre of their work, but with their respective training as classical pianists, they also play concerts. They have produced three albums full of great dance music - Des Papillons dans le Ventre (Butterflies in the Belly) in 2009, Sur Mesure in 2011 and Urban Rhaphsodies in 2015. We're very lucky to be able to fit in a London date on a rare UK tour, so don't miss this chance to come and dance to their exquisite music! The dance takes place on Sunday afternoon, in the beautiful setting of Exmouth market. You'll have plenty of options for a post-dance dinner or drink! Doors open 4.30pm Dance taster workshop for beginners 5-6pm (included in ticket price!) Social dancing 6-9pm Tickets on the door will be £15, so book your ticket today and save a few pounds! More info at www.londonbalfolk.org.uk More about Les Zéoles - http://leszeoles.net/

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Chrissy Barnacle / Gerrard Bell-fife / Faith Taylor

on Sun, 28 Feb 2016 at Manchester Fred's Ale House 8:00pm

// CHRISSY BARNACLE https://chrissybarnacle.bandcamp.com/ Embrace the witty, touching and weirdly voyeristic as Chrissy takes you by the hand and guides you through her heartbreaks, insecurites, ambitions and hopes. Half way between a teenage diary and an ascete's philosophical musings, An equally talented songwriter, singer, guitartist and stage patter-ist. You will laugh, you will cry, you will howl like a wolf. // GERRARD BELL-FIFE https://gerrardbell-fife.bandcamp.com/ An incredibly gifted songwriter and baritone vocalist. Gerrard's songs wade through waters deep, thick and murky with repetetive and suprisingly heavy nylon stringed basslines and all the harmony and melancholy of Nick Drake. // FAITH TAYLOR https://faithtaylor.bandcamp.com/ (NOTE: I have not yet seen Faith so below is what other people say) Alternative folk infused with Appalachian, English, and Irish influences. 'There's an inherent freshness in the sparse sound of acoustic guitar and vocals. With powerful guitar style both sensitive and strident (drawing upon the British folk styles of the 1960s) and strong voice (sensitive and strident, again), Faith Taylor has an impressive presence. This is enjoyable, thoughtful, emotionally subtle music. It's a winner.' - Moving Tone 'Her new release, Reasons to be Fearful, is a collection of four lovingly-crafted, deeply intimate folk songs. She ranges from painful love affairs to fervent rallying cries with disarming earnestness.' - Varsity

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Angel Snow And Matthew Perryman Jones

on Mon, 29 Feb 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

It's no exaggeration to say that Angel Snow astonished audiences when she visited the UK back in March. Her voice is utterly unforgettable and her songs, a couple of which have been recorded by Alison Krauss, are dynamite. Nashville's next stealth pop weapon (MusicRow) Well, she's back in a dream package alongside Matthew Perryman Jones whose songs have appeared in dozens of films and TV shows including Motherless Child, Vampire Diaries, Hollyoaks and Greys Anatomy. And you may recall this classic from Kyle XY featuring Jaimie Alexander (Save You). Matthew is releasing a new album 'Land of the Living' this autumn. Matthew's voice ensnares listeners with a rare authenticity and gritty strength. (American Songwriter).

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Eric Bell (thin Lizzy)

on Mon, 29 Feb 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Eric Bell was a founder member of Thin Lizzy, playing guitar on their first three albums. In Belfast, Eric progressed through many bands until 1965 when he he joined The Deltones and in 1967 had a brief spell with Belfast's Them, alongside Van Morrison. Eric eventually formed his own band, Shades Of Blue and after a sequence of events and linking up with various musicians Thin Lizzy was born. Their first gig in London was in early 1971 at Blaise's Club and later that year they were on stage at Ronnie Scott's. The night after that they were supporting Status Quo! Thin Lizzy toured up and down the country with lots of airplay from John Peel who was really impressed by their talent and enthusiasm. The rest is history! For more info on this fascinating musician check out his website - http://www.eric-bell.com.

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Eric Bell (thin Lizzy)

on Mon, 29 Feb 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Eric Bell was a founder member of Thin Lizzy, playing guitar on their first three albums. In Belfast, Eric progressed through many bands until 1965 when he he joined The Deltones and in 1967 had a brief spell with Belfast's Them, alongside Van Morrison. Eric eventually formed his own band, Shades Of Blue and after a sequence of events and linking up with various musicians Thin Lizzy was born. Their first gig in London was in early 1971 at Blaise's Club and later that year they were on stage at Ronnie Scott's. The night after that they were supporting Status Quo! Thin Lizzy toured up and down the country with lots of airplay from John Peel who was really impressed by their talent and enthusiasm. The rest is history! For more info on this fascinating musician check out his website - http://www.eric-bell.com.

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Windbeaten And The Astrakan Project

on Mon, 29 Feb 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

Flutes, drums, spoons and voice weave together in tune and song as WindBeaten whisk you away on a musical journey through Europe, America and beyond. You'll never look at the contents of your cutlery drawer in the same way again after witnessing Jo May's dexterity with a set of spoons certain to get your toes tapping as Frances Watt provides ear catching melodies and stories with an array of flutes and vocals. The Astrakan Project's music was born somewhere between Britanny and Istanbul in 2009. From their Celtic homeland, Yan Gourvil (strings, programming and loops) and Simone Alves (vocals) bring in ancient songs and legends, that they blend with Turkish instruments.

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Liz Simcock

on Mon, 29 Feb 2016 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Liz Simcock

on Mon, 29 Feb 2016 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Judy Cook

on Mon, 29 Feb 2016 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

A welcome visitor from the USA, Judy Cook has been touring Britain and the US as a professional musician for more than fifteen years. Judy lifts the spirit and entertains with splendid traditional ballads and songs from a huge and varied Anglo-American repertoire. Her clear and engaging presentation combine with her joy of singing to delight all listeners. She is also recognised as a folk music researcher, author and historian, but above all she is a performer, communicator and entertainer.

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Locust Honey String Band - Usa - Appalachia

on Mon, 29 Feb 2016 at Rainham Rainham Oast House Community Centre 7:30am

We first saw Locust Honey when we were in Dahlonega, North Georgia, on a trip into the Appalachians were blown away. Some great music from these lasses . As Locust Honey, Chloe Edmonstone and Meredith Watson bring their experience in Old-Time, Bluegrass, and Pre-War Blues to both their original material and the traditional songs and tunes of the American Southeast. With a rotating instrumentation of fiddles, open-back and resonator banjos, acoustic and resonator guitars, they set an emphasis on lively arrangements that showcase their signature vintage vocal harmonies. Joined by John Miller, (The Fox Hunt, The Hackensaw Boys,) on upright bass, they have been touring the US, UK and Ireland since 2012. 8pm We are hoping to have some Appalachian Dancers along for a rehearsal / enjoyment !

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Locust Honey String Band - Usa - Appalachia

on Mon, 29 Feb 2016 at Rainham Rainham Oast House Community Centre 7:30am

We first saw Locust Honey when we were in Dahlonega, North Georgia, on a trip into the Appalachians were blown away. Some great music from these lasses . As Locust Honey, Chloe Edmonstone and Meredith Watson bring their experience in Old-Time, Bluegrass, and Pre-War Blues to both their original material and the traditional songs and tunes of the American Southeast. With a rotating instrumentation of fiddles, open-back and resonator banjos, acoustic and resonator guitars, they set an emphasis on lively arrangements that showcase their signature vintage vocal harmonies. Joined by John Miller, (The Fox Hunt, The Hackensaw Boys,) on upright bass, they have been touring the US, UK and Ireland since 2012. 8pm We are hoping to have some Appalachian Dancers along for a rehearsal / enjoyment !

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Leap Year Celebration: Live Music From Saskia Griffiths Moore

on Mon, 29 Feb 2016 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:30pm

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The James Brothers

on Tue, 1 Mar 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. ----------------------- The James Brothers are not really outlaws, neither are they brothers and only one of them is called James. They come from the lands down under - Australia and New Zealand to be precise; lands in which the traditional songs and tunes of the British Isles have evolved their own unique characteristics, like musical marsupials. And it's these songs and tunes, and several of their own making, that The James Brothers have united to play. The James Brother who is called James is Sydney-born James Fagan - best known as one half of Nancy Kerr & James Fagan (musically and maritally), but also spotted playing guitar and bouzouki in The Cara Dillon Band, the live circus that is Bellowhead and with his parents and sister as The Fagans, where his folk career began (in a decade which has only just become fashionable). The James Brother who isn't called James is Jamie McClennan - a Kiwi who found himself in a duo with Scotland's BBC-award-winning Emily Smith (whom he also married) having chosen not to follow his first bandmates to Ireland, where they formed the much celebrated Gráda. Jamie has been sighted on fiddle, whistle and guitar next to the likes of The Waifs, Beth Nielson Chapman, Brian Finnegan and John McCusker. He also likes to run barefoot, but that's his own business.

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Locust Honey String Band

on Tue, 1 Mar 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

As Locust Honey, Chloe Edmonstone and Meredith Watson bring their experience in Old-Time, Bluegrass, and Pre-War Blues to both their original material and the traditional songs and tunes of the American Southeast. With a rotating instrumentation of fiddles, open-back and resonator banjos, acoustic and resonator guitars, they set an emphasis on lively arrangements that showcase their signature vintage vocal harmonies. Tonight they will be joined by John Miller (The Fox Hunt, The Hackensaw Boys) on upright bass. Their original song, "When The Whiskey's Gone," was featured in the 2014 film "Time Out of Mind," starring Richard Gere and directed by Oren Moverman. Their record "Never Let Me Cross Your Mind" was released to critical acclaim in 2014 and remained in the top ten on the Folk DJ Charts for 4 months.

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Paper Beat Scissors / Blind Atlas

on Tue, 1 Mar 2016 at London Aces & Eights 7:30pm

PAPER BEAT SCISSORS "Absolutely stunning wonderful startling and beautiful." - 'Whispering' Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 Tim Crabtree began Paper Beat Scissors after a move from the UK to the windy isolation of Canada's East Coast. The Paper Beat Scissors live show is an intense and intimate experience solo finger-picked laments interweave with a haunting voice that slips into the music, then darts back out to pull the listener in. Having caught the attention of his adoptive homeland with the eponymous debut (mixed by Arcade Fire drummer Jeremy Gara), attention has been swelling on this side of the Atlantic with BBC plays and captivating sets at festivals across Europe (including Wilderness and Rolling Stone Weekender). No stranger to touring, Paper Beat Scissors has shared the stage with the likes of Sun Kil Moon, Great Lake Swimmers and Clogs & My Brightest Diamond. The electronically-tinged new album Go On, recorded by Dean Nelson (Beck, Bat for Lashes), will be released in the UK in February 2016. **** BLIND ATLAS Dramatic, spellbinding with a touch of darkness in parts make Blind Atlas a thoroughly hypnotic act powerful and mesmerising well worth your attention. [BBC] Country blues grooving to a Burritos beat Kodiak Bear brooding and reflective hints of Exile on Maine Street, Calexico and Frontier Ruckus [Classic Rock Magazine: 7/10] Hailing from Denver [Colorado USA] and disparate points around the UK, Blind Atlas came together in the bohemian suburbs of south Manchester; united by a shared preoccupation with drinking, failed relationships and the Flying Burrito Brothers. When it comes to influences Blind Atlas will offer up the proverbial mixed bag, citing everyone from Neil Young, Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones to Calexico, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and the Grateful Dead.

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Paper Beat Scissors / Blind Atlas

on Tue, 1 Mar 2016 at London Aces & Eights 7:30pm

PAPER BEAT SCISSORS "Absolutely stunning wonderful startling and beautiful." - 'Whispering' Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 Tim Crabtree began Paper Beat Scissors after a move from the UK to the windy isolation of Canada's East Coast. The Paper Beat Scissors live show is an intense and intimate experience solo finger-picked laments interweave with a haunting voice that slips into the music, then darts back out to pull the listener in. Having caught the attention of his adoptive homeland with the eponymous debut (mixed by Arcade Fire drummer Jeremy Gara), attention has been swelling on this side of the Atlantic with BBC plays and captivating sets at festivals across Europe (including Wilderness and Rolling Stone Weekender). No stranger to touring, Paper Beat Scissors has shared the stage with the likes of Sun Kil Moon, Great Lake Swimmers and Clogs & My Brightest Diamond. The electronically-tinged new album Go On, recorded by Dean Nelson (Beck, Bat for Lashes), will be released in the UK in February 2016. **** BLIND ATLAS Dramatic, spellbinding with a touch of darkness in parts make Blind Atlas a thoroughly hypnotic act powerful and mesmerising well worth your attention. [BBC] Country blues grooving to a Burritos beat Kodiak Bear brooding and reflective hints of Exile on Maine Street, Calexico and Frontier Ruckus [Classic Rock Magazine: 7/10] Hailing from Denver [Colorado USA] and disparate points around the UK, Blind Atlas came together in the bohemian suburbs of south Manchester; united by a shared preoccupation with drinking, failed relationships and the Flying Burrito Brothers. When it comes to influences Blind Atlas will offer up the proverbial mixed bag, citing everyone from Neil Young, Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones to Calexico, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and the Grateful Dead.

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Fleetwoodcave

on Tue, 1 Mar 2016 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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French Bal Folk With Les Zéoles - Early Bird

on Tue, 1 Mar 2016 at Edinburgh The Mash House 7:00pm

Les Zéoles is a dynamic Parisian duo with the diatonic accordion of Amélie Denarié and the piano accordion of Anne Guinot who've been playing together for over 10 years. Their self-penned lyrical, bittersweet and playful dance tunes are inspired by both traditional and classical French and European music. Dance is always at the centre of their work, but with their respective training as classical pianists, they also play concerts. They have produced three albums full of great dance music - Des Papillons dans le Ventre (Butterflies in the Belly) in 2009, Sur Mesure in 2011 and Urban Rhaphsodies in 2015. More about Les Zéoles - http://leszeoles.net/

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French Bal Folk With Les Zéoles - Early Bird

on Tue, 1 Mar 2016 at Edinburgh The Mash House 7:00pm

Les Zéoles is a dynamic Parisian duo with the diatonic accordion of Amélie Denarié and the piano accordion of Anne Guinot who've been playing together for over 10 years. Their self-penned lyrical, bittersweet and playful dance tunes are inspired by both traditional and classical French and European music. Dance is always at the centre of their work, but with their respective training as classical pianists, they also play concerts. They have produced three albums full of great dance music - Des Papillons dans le Ventre (Butterflies in the Belly) in 2009, Sur Mesure in 2011 and Urban Rhaphsodies in 2015. More about Les Zéoles - http://leszeoles.net/

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The James Brothers

on Wed, 2 Mar 2016 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn 8:00pm

Doors 7.30 pm, concert starts 8 pm. Some standing in the event of a full house.

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Martha Tilston

on Wed, 2 Mar 2016 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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Sunjay / The Bushburys

on Wed, 2 Mar 2016 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Austin Lucas

on Wed, 2 Mar 2016 at Portsmouth The Square Tower 7:15pm

We're incredibly lucky here at Square Roots towers, as we can now confirm that the amazing talent that is Austin Lucas will be coming to Portsmouth, and our Square Tower, as part of his UK tour this February / Marchand boy are we excited about that?! And we know that you will be too!! Raised in the backwoods country of Monroe County, Indiana, Austin Lucas was born into a folk and bluegrass lineage. His father, Bob Lucas, is an accomplished musician and performer in his own right, having earned songwriting credits on two of Allison Krauss' albums. Learning to harmonise before learning to read, Lucas honed his vocal control as a member of the nationally-acclaimed Indiana University Children's Choir. In a narrative as well-worn as it is true, Lucas rebelled against his upbringing, leaving his Americana roots for the catharsis of punk rock. After the better part of a decade spent criss-crossing the globe with a series of bands in broken-down vans, Lucas hit a musical glass-ceiling, eventually finding respite for his ringing ears in the delicacy of traditional songcraft. The son of a bluegrass musician, an arm full of tattoos, a choir-honed voice and a knack for tuneful melodies (Pop Matters) Singing with the conviction of a preacher bereft of his faith, Lucas tackles recurrent themes of the soul, sin as personal purgatory, and the possibility of finding redemption in this life. The fallacies of man take centre stage as the righteous false prophet is denounced as a hollow vessel with unsteady hands. Turning the harsh light of hindsight on himself, Lucas addresses the hard lessons learned in the passing of youth, ruminating on the failures and missed opportunities, pledging, If there's a light shining/ Point the way there/ A straight way of walking/ I'll be like an arrow. Following his solo debut, The Common Cold (2006), Lucas has steadily built upon his recorded output, releasing Putting The Hammer Down (2007), the Bristle Ridge (2008) collaboration with Chuck Ragan of Hot Water Music, and Somebody Loves You (2009), which debuted at #7 on the Billboard Bluegrass chart. Culminating with his fourth album, A New Home In The Old World (2011), and fifth album Stay Reckless (2013), Lucas has consistently evolved and grown as a musician and songwriter, resting on no laurels and developing the songs' framework further with each successive album. No one ever said americana / country music had to be simple, and when Austin Lucas began thinking about the follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2013 album Stay Reckless he had a lot on his mind. The Indiana troubadour wanted to do something not only different from his own work, but unlike anything else being done in the realm of country music and Americana. Between The Moon And The Midwest marries traditional & cosmic country sounds with sharp, vivid storytelling in a fully realised album concept. Having raised his profile on the road with Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown tour, the troubadour-packed Revival tour, and in support of Pennsylvania's Langhorne Slim, Lucas has also bolstered his loyal grassroots following with appearances at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Canada's Sled Island Festival, Florida's Harvest of Hope, and several European tours. Folk music is for the common folk, and Lucas delivers, often ending his shows playing on the floor amidst the crowd. And he's coming our way soon..be excitedbe very excited!

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Locust Honey

on Wed, 2 Mar 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As Locust Honey, Chloe Edmonstone and Meredith Watson bring their experience in Old-Time, Bluegrass, and Pre-War Blues to both their original material and the traditional songs and tunes of the American Southeast. With a rotating instrumentation of fiddles, open-back and resonator banjos, acoustic and resonator guitars, they set an emphasis on lively arrangements that showcase their signature vintage vocal harmonies. Joined by John Miller, (The Fox Hunt, The Hackensaw Boys,) on upright bass, they have been touring the US, UK and Ireland since 2012. Their original song, "When The Whiskey's Gone," was featured in the 2014 film "Time Out of Mind," starring Richard Gere and directed by Oren Moverman. Their record "Never Let Me Cross Your Mind" was released to critical acclaim in 2014 and remained in the top ten on the Folk DJ Charts for 4 months. UK Reviews "Ultimately this trio have not only mastered the art of making music that can be challenging and engrossing with that powerful edginess, but at the same time it is stunningly beautiful. -American Roots UK "There is a really authentic front porch feel to everything on this outstanding album." -Mike Morrison, American Roots UK "These talented young women have connected to the deep roots of their music and made it their own. I highly recommend that you make this CD your own, too for lots of pleasurable listening." -Bluegrass Unlimited

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Cr Music Presents Bros Landreth

on Wed, 2 Mar 2016 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

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Dr Clive & Rachel Rose Reid: Songs From The Sea

on Wed, 2 Mar 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

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

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Findlay Napier At The Glad Cafe

on Wed, 2 Mar 2016 at Glasgow The Glad Cafe 7:30pm

Findlay Napier is one of the most highly-regarded performers and creative forces on the Scottish music scene; thoroughly active and truly energised with a heart-warming zing. He made his name touring and recording with multi-award winning traditional Scottish folk band Back of the Moon. In his more recent projects Queen Anne's Revenge and The Bar Room Mountaineers his song-writing took centre stage and was described by The Sunday Herald as Genuine songcraft and wit following in the Difford & Tilbrook tradition.

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Findlay Napier At The Glad Cafe

on Wed, 2 Mar 2016 at Glasgow The Glad Cafe 7:30pm

Findlay Napier is one of the most highly-regarded performers and creative forces on the Scottish music scene; thoroughly active and truly energised with a heart-warming zing. He made his name touring and recording with multi-award winning traditional Scottish folk band Back of the Moon. In his more recent projects Queen Anne's Revenge and The Bar Room Mountaineers his song-writing took centre stage and was described by The Sunday Herald as Genuine songcraft and wit following in the Difford & Tilbrook tradition.

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Folk In The Owl's Nest Gypsy Jazz & Balkan Special W/ Miss Maud's Folly, Capra Mamei & More

on Wed, 2 Mar 2016 at Cardiff Gwdihw 8:00pm

We've got another special event in March as we welcome the Gypsy Jazz & Blakan sounds of Miss Maud's Folly, Capra Mamei & Sweet and the Lowdowns! Miss Maud's Folly perform a blend of gypsy, jazz and folk tunes, full of beautiful imagery and delightful instrumental arrangements. From raucous, breakneck-paced gypsy tunes to delicate Spanish lullabies; velvety jazz numbers to lolloping honky-tonk saloon music the band delights and excites audiences every time they perform. Support comes form the A Balkan-Klezmer Bonanza of Capra Mamei & the energetic Jazz/Folk Swing with rhythms of Sweet and the Lowdowns!

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Angel Snow & Matthew Perryman Jones

on Thu, 3 Mar 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

It's no exaggeration to say that Angel astonished audiences when she toured here in March. Her voice is utterly unforgettable and her songs, a couple of which have been recorded by Alison Krauss, are dynamite. Well, she's back in a dream package alongside Matthew Perryman Jones whose songs have appeared in dozens of films and TV shows including Motherless Child, Vampire Diaries, Hollyoaks and Greys Anatomy. Matthew is releasing a new album 'Land of the Living' this autumn. What a treat! Angel Snow The highest calibre of artistry is often intertwined with the deepest sincerity. As is the case with rising star Angel Snow, whose music is the truest and most honest reflection of her life. Her story plays out in self-penned songs, where detail by detail she lets the listener in on her innermost thoughts, hopes, and dreams. Sometimes sorrowful, often hopeful, and always looking toward faith, Snow's music is nothing if not sincere. Combine this honesty with sweeping folk melodies and bluesy guitar riffs, and the result is the captivating landscape of sound found on her new self-titled album. Fate and faithful perseverance have brought Snow to the present, as she prepares to release her second full-length set. With a major boost from acclaimed star Alison Krauss, Snow's lifelong dreams are coming to fruition. Krauss and Union Station recorded three songs written by Snow for the deluxe edition of the band's latest album. When I met Alison I knew that something was about to happen in my life, Snow recalls. The stars aligned in one afternoon, and I met her at the home of a mutual friend. I gave her a CD and she asked me to come to her house the next day. She made me realize that better things were in store for me. It was more than I could have ever hoped for. She felt like her brother Viktor and I would have cool creative chemistry. She was right on, because a week later Vik and I wrote the song 'Lie Awake' on our first meeting. And that song ended up on the new Alison Krauss and Union Station record. Much like the music of her greatest influences, Snow's songs veer between imagined stories like this one and real-life experiences, always showing incredible sympathy for the suffering and downtrodden. Among her favourite songwriters are Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno, Bob Dylan, Trent Reznor, and Elliot Smith. In the two years since meeting Viktor, a renowned musician in his own right, they have written dozens of songs and started work on Snow's sophomore album. With Viktor Krauss as producer, they recruited stellar session players including drummer Matt Chamberlain. The album has eight new songs as well as a few updated tracks originally found on her well-received debut, Fortune Tellers. Her long voyage of faith has led her to the present, where opportunity appears limitless. It's an amazing feeling, she says of her success thus far. It's indescribable. It's been a hard road, and a lot of hard work, but it's all been worth it. It's been a hell of a journey. http://angelsnow.net Matthew Perryman Jones Matthew Perryman Jones has a voice that calls out with intensity, truth and emotion. Jones began his career in 1997 in Decatur, GA, and then, after moving to Nashville to pursue music full-time, he issued his first solo release, Nowhere Else But Here, in 2000. As American Songwriter describes, Matthew's voice ensnares listeners with a rare authenticity and gritty strength. In 2006, Jones released 'Throwing Punches in the Dark', a departure from his previous Folk/Americana sound toward Pop Rock. In 2008, 'Swallow the Sea' with break-out hit Save You, solidified Jones as an artist worth watching. Performing Songwriter Magazine noted Jones as a talent that follows in the footsteps of Leonard Cohen and John Lennon. In 2011, Jones released 'Until The Dawn Appears' which contains retellings of his most popular songs including Save You, whose video features Jaimie Alexander (Kyle XY, Thor, The Last Stand). Written shortly after his father's death, Jones' latest CD, ' Land Of The Living', is a courageous personal Odyssey through life's most troubled waters of love and loss. One of the most sought-after songwriters in Nashville, Jones builds on his accomplishments with his 2013 single, Anymore of This. The duet, written and recorded with Mindy Smith, was featured on ABC Family's Switched at Birth in January. Jones' songs have also been featured in television shows including Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Bones, Pretty Little Liars, NY Med, Flash Point, One Tree Hill, The Hills, and Eli Stone as well as in the 2012 movie release What To Expect When You Are Expecting. In addition to Jones' own headline tours, he has shared the bill with Katie Herzig, Matthew Mayfield, and Joshua James and has opened for such artists as Ingrid Michaelson, Shawn Colvin, Patty Griffin and Paula Cole. Jones is also an original member of the nationally acclaimed Nashville collaborative artist group Ten Out of Tenn. www.mpjmusic.com

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Boo Hewerdine

on Thu, 3 Mar 2016 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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The James Brothers

on Thu, 3 Mar 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Antipodean roots music from James Fagan (Australia) and Jamie McClennan (New Zealand), taking time out from respective partnerships with Nancy Kerr and Emily Smith to revisit ballads and tunes from their native lands. Expect virtuoso playing (guitar, fiddle, bouzouki), strong singing, distinctive material and good humoured repartee.

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The James Brothers

on Thu, 3 Mar 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Antipodean roots music from James Fagan (Australia) and Jamie McClennan (New Zealand), taking time out from respective partnerships with Nancy Kerr and Emily Smith to revisit ballads and tunes from their native lands. Expect virtuoso playing (guitar, fiddle, bouzouki), strong singing, distinctive material and good humoured repartee.

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Reg Meuross - Album Launch

on Thu, 3 Mar 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- REG MEUROSS official album launch. Award winning singer-songwriter Reg Meuross has been making songs and recording albums for over 20 years. After many requests to make 'the one that sounds like what you just did up there with just your guitar and voice', GreenNote Cafe presents the first to be entirely solo: pure Reg, with his guitar sing every bit as sweetly as his beautiful vocal, and just a touch of harmonica. Reg's recently acquired vintage small bodied 1944 Martin is the guitar of his dreams, and this spellbinding album is a gift of gratitude from him to those who made its circuitous journey (which has a story of it own) from San Jose California to his hands possible. Reg says: The title, like many of my songwriting heroes, is just the name of the bloke who was lucky enough to get to this point in his career with a good instrument, and the support and wherewithal to make another collection of true life songs. This will be an evening of some of the most beautiful and songs yet from REG MEUROSS www.regmeuross.com A mighty songwriter and an equally fine singer Martin Carthy There's something special about the way he writes and delivers his songs Townes Van Zandt "Intelligent and thought-provoking songs, beautifully made and skilfully delivered" The Times Powerful and moving songwriting Martin Chilton, The Telegraph The songs of Reg Meuross are the hinges upon which swing the doors of perceptive English folk Folk Words .. utterly captivating. The storytelling is superb Radio Warwickshire

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Ocotillo: Songs From The City And The Desert

on Thu, 3 Mar 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Travelling in the Mojave desert, Kirsty McGee first became aware of the rough-voiced, ardent picking of Robert Garson in April 2015 when she turned up at his studio carrying a musical saw. Intrigued, a return trip to Joshua Tree in the fall marked the start of a musical friendship and of the duo Ocotillo, named after a Sonoran plant whose crimson rainflowers have earned it the nickname desert coral. March 2016 brings these two artists together for the first time in a performance that promises to be a musical feast featuring heartfelt songs, unusual instruments and transatlantic inspiration. UK songwriter Kirsty McGee is best known for her song 'Sandman', which featured in Danny Boyle's film Trance (2013). Her sound is joyful, gentle and dusty with hints of gospel, 30s jazz and old vinyl blues. Robert Garson was born in Arkansas and raised in the San Joaquin Valley in central California where his folks danced to Merle x`Haggard and Buck Owens performing at the Big Fresno Barn. Steeped in the traditions of country, bluegrass and rhythm and blues, he marries ancient and new lyric sensibility to the deep grooves heard in roadhouses from Bakersfield to New Orleans.

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Paul Lamb

on Fri, 4 Mar 2016 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Respected worldwide as Europes top Blues musician and entertainer, Paul Lamb has forged himself a place in the history books as one of the greatest players of our time.

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Keith James Presents The Songs Of Leonard Cohen

on Fri, 4 Mar 2016 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

Tickets £15 in advance or £18 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette and People's Bookshop, Durham (Please check opening times) Contact mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com for further information. Mix of seating (LIMITED), on a first come first served basis and standing. Doors Strictly 7pm. If you have a disability or have any special needs please contact me prior to the gig to discuss. We try to be very inclusive Support ( if arranged) around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. . We have an drinks licence. Real & Craft Ales, Lagers, Wines. Ciders and Spirits will be served along with Ouseburn Coffee Company Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course posh soft drinks. Keith James The Songs of Leonard Cohen Leonard Norman Cohen, born 1934, can be described as one of the most accomplished singer song writers and poets of our time. He published his first book of poetry in 1956 and his first novel in 1963. It was during his time spent on the Greek Island of Hydra that his genius began to emerge. In true bohemian style, he returned from Greece, by all accounts, penniless and joined the cult folk revival that existed in New York during the mid-60s. The rest, as they say, is history. The basis for his work focuses on the deepest of thoughts and feelings known to man such as sexuality, complex interpersonal relationships, religion and morality. Cohen is highly regarded by critics for his lucid, rich lyrics and for producing intimate compositions of high artistic quality over a five decade career. Over 2,000 versions of Cohen's songs have been recorded worldwide but none as centred, poignant and sensual as Keith James' beautiful interpretations. "I am endeavouring to pair each song back to its' central core and original sense of purpose by performing each song as near to the way it was originally written, exposing Cohen's unprecedented sense of humanity" Over the past two years Keith has recently completed three successful national tours of this concert, giving over 150 performances. Performing this music has proved to be one of the greatest honours in Keith James' 30 year career in music. 'certainly the UK's most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music' The Guardian Keith James in concert The songs of Leonard Cohen Each song stripped back - desolate, naked and sensual The most enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural songwriter the English speaking world has ever known. Revered and covered by the entire music community; Leonard Cohen's exact sense of prose, his wry humour and his courage to wrestle with the unspoken. Forgiving human frailty with the brush of each line. His recent spectacular world tour of stadium venues has been successful beyond belief but has not, with regret, exposed the solitary inner strength of the songs in their original perfect form. Keith James; with a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the pure song gives you a concert of this amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable. Also included are Poems by Federico Garcia Lorca and Leonard Cohen that Keith has set to music. 'certainly the UK's most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music' The Guardian 'Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear' The Independent 'Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice' Sunday Times 'a sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves' Acoustic Magazine Facebook - Launderette Sessions Twitter - @LaunderetteSess Instagram - Launderette_Sessions Trip Advisor Events at Old Cinema Launderette (Durham) http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.com/events.html

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Blue Rose Code

on Fri, 4 Mar 2016 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Blue Rose Code is not folk music. Or so he's been told! Ross Wilson, the Edinburgh-born songwriter who performs under that name, doesn't write folk songs. But having discovered the traditional music of the British Isles whilst in exile down south, he fell in love with what he heard and those sounds informed what happened next. Blue Rose Code's latest album, The Ballads Of Peckham Rye, features a remarkable roll call of musicians from the folk side of the fence, including Karine Polwart, Lau's Aidan O'Rourke and the lead single from Ballads features Mercury Music Prize Nominee, Kathryn Williams. Ross also toured as the duo, Hardy & Wilson, with the BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year, Bella Hardy. 2014 has been some year for Blue Rose Code. Ross made his TV debut on the BBC. Lead single, One Day At A Time, was playlisted on BBC Radio Scotland and Ross has done sessions for BBC Radio 2 , for Another Country with Ricky Ross and for Bruce MacGregor's Travelling Folk. It's the respect and support shown for the music of Blue Rose Code's by a pantheon of award winning musicians that illustrates the high-regard in which Ross is held or, as Bob Harris puts it 'Blue Rose Code is a very important emerging singer/songwriter'. Ross describes his music as 'audibly Scottish, Caledonian Soul' a term borrowed from the music of Van Morrison. Nevertheless, the estimable Bob Harris was so struck by Ross's acutely personal, bruised and soul-bared songs he flew to Nashville for the BBC Introducing showcase at the 2013 Americana Music Association conference. 'I guess that I'm a crossover artist,' says Ross. 'I'm just not sure from where I'm crossing over or where I'm going to end up.' It's that reluctance to be boxed or pigeon-holed that has earned Blue Rose Code a burgeoning and fiercely loyal fan-base across the UK and beyond, with folks travelling from far and wide to see his three-night sell out show at this year's Edinburgh Fringe. 'An affirmation of love that links human relationships with the natural world. As sublimely paced as Astral Weeks-era Van Morrison.' - Folk Radio UK 'This rare display of soul and emotion will not be boxed. A sign of something special.' - Spiral Earth 'A superb singer, songwriter and guitarist. Beautiful songs, a genuine pleasure to have been involved.' - Danny Thompson

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Jess Vincent

on Fri, 4 Mar 2016 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Three top class acts performing at our folk club. Tickets £5. The Pips 8.00-8.35 Paul McClure 8.50-9.30 Jess Vincent 9.45-10.30 Jess Vincent "Jess Vincent is a name that should become as familiar on the lips as the wind is upon the trees" Fatea Records Jess is an an extraordinary young songwriter from Wiltshire with a unique and gorgeous voice has which has been compared to many, (Kate Bush, Iris Dement and Maria Muldaur) but is so distinctive that it could only be Jess Vincent. Utterly captivating live, she delivers her songs with subtle arrangements on guitar, baritone uke & harmonium and shruti box reveal a maturity that belies her youth, yet allows her vulnerability to shine through. http://www.jessvincentsings.com/ https://www.facebook.com/jessvincentmusic/ https://twitter.com/JessVincent01 Paul McClure Known for his intimate, storytelling concerts Paul's characters and story lines - in particular the loves, laughs and losses that have come his way - though lyrically often brutally honest, nearly always allow the humorous side of any situation come forward. "Rutland Troubadour, aka Paul McClure. A master of the intimate setting, his dry wit and engaging personality allied to some great songs are making him a significant player on the UK roots scene." - Jeremy Searle, Greenbird Promotions/Americana UK/R2 Since giving up his teaching job to follow his dreams and go full time in January 2014, McClure has clocked up the miles finding places to play from Southampton to Manchester, Southend to Bristol with shows at folk clubs around the country including acclaimed performances at Wychwood and Cambridge folk clubs and Roots Music Club, Doncaster, sharing the stage with such touring folk and Americana musicians as Emily Barker, Otis Gibbs (USA) Red Sky July, Sons Of Bill (USA) Red Moon Road (Canada) Edwina Hayes and The Young 'Uns. "Paul McClure has a voice made to hand out solace, advice and words to cushion the fall with a deep understanding translated easily by his ability to sing from the soul." (Alternate Root, USA) http://www.paulmccluremusic.com/ https://www.facebook.com/paulmccluremusic https://twitter.com/PMcCluremusic The Pips An all female trio hailing from The Midlands. Rare it is to find three vocals that fit so well together and the trio meld lush vocal harmonies over cajon and guitar accompaniment to create a sound that draws you in. The trio have been compared to the likes of 'The Staves' with the soulful essence of 'Lianne La Havas' and are regular performers at venues across the Midlands and have supported the likes of Ciaran Lavery and Bobby Long. Recently winning Flipside Recording Studio's first ever 'Naked Sessions' with their cover of 'Hold Back The River' by James Bay, The Pips have gained extra social media presence and interest from this on top of over 1000 Facebook Likes. Expect to see a debut E.P. from The Pips coming soon. https://www.facebook.com/ThePipsmusicUK Doors open at 7.00. No entrance once the acts are on stage. If you're late, you'll have to wait til the breaks. Bookshop bar open serving ale and wine, hot and cold drinks and cake! Booking highly recommended. Tickets from the link above or direct from the shop. Not available via phone.

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Hunter & The Bear

on Fri, 4 Mar 2016 at Stamford Voodoo Lounge 8:00pm

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Chris James & Martin Fletcher Band

on Fri, 4 Mar 2016 at Ulverston Sports Club 7:45pm

Chris James, from Carlisle, has played music for the last 30 years as a solo acoustic guitarist, playing slide and fingerpicking blues and original songs. He has played at many of the major national Blues Festivals such as Burnley, Colne, Dundee, Carlisle, Maryport and Durham. Chris reached the final of the New Brunswick Battle of the Blues in 2011 and 2012 as a solo performer, and again with Martin Fletcher as Street Corner Blues. Chris was nominated in the Acoustic category of the British Blues Awards 2012. He has played for us on several previous occasions, and it's been far too long since we've seen him in Ulverston. Martin Fletcher, from Newcastle upon Tyne, started playing blues harmonica in 1971. Approval from Chicago legend Big John Wrencher helped to keep him going when blues seemed to be disappearing. In 1989 Martin joined The Blues Burglars, and worked with both them and Hokum Hotshot Jim Murray through the early 1990s. In 1995 Martin Fletcher's Usual Suspects became a popular Tyneside Texas/California-style blues band, and then caused controversy by fusing blues with hip hop in 1999 ... well ahead of the pack.

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Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage

on Fri, 4 Mar 2016 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Hannah Sanders is fast building a reputation as one of the most exciting singers of folk song around. She grew up travelling Europe singing unaccompanied folk songs in four-part harmony with her family band, The Dunns but left music to pursue a career as a cultural anthropologist, becoming a leading expert on contemporary witchcraft and popular culture in the USA. Her recent return to Britain coincided with a return to folk singing, accompanied on baritone dulcimer and guitar. Following two well-received EP's, her debut album 'Charms Against Sorrow', produced by Ben Savage, was released in February 2015, with the album's opener 'I'll Weave My Love A Garland' previewed on Mark Radcliffe's BBC Radio 2 Folk Show. The album showcases a stunning voice of unaffected beauty, with a range, elasticity and purity so rarely encountered in the modern folk landscape. Equally adept at delivering love songs with intimacy and simplicity as she is at telling a dark murder ballad with real intensity and drama, Hannah's deep understanding of traditional song shines through. Influences from her life on both sides of the Atlantic can be heard throughout her arrangements. Ben Savage is an accomplished musician in his own right, a seasoned producer and production manager, and a member of upcoming folk band The Willows, who are being championed by the likes of Bob Harris and Mike Harding, and whose recent album 'Amidst Fiery Skies' has been garnering five-star reviews. As well as his work with the band, Ben will be touring with Hannah, playing guitar and dobro, in the UK and USA throughout 2015 and 2016.

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The Fos Brothers

on Fri, 4 Mar 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

The FOS Brothers are Dave and Sam McCrory from East Belfast, N.Ireland,Together they create a unique soundscape of acoustic music heavily influenced by their Irish roots. They Have been performing for over 15 years at Festivals, Arts Centres..... all sorts of venues in the UK and abroad JUST BUY A TICKET. GREAT!

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The Fos Brothers

on Fri, 4 Mar 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

The FOS Brothers are Dave and Sam McCrory from East Belfast, N.Ireland,Together they create a unique soundscape of acoustic music heavily influenced by their Irish roots. They Have been performing for over 15 years at Festivals, Arts Centres..... all sorts of venues in the UK and abroad JUST BUY A TICKET. GREAT!

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Leveret

on Fri, 4 Mar 2016 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Leveret features three of England's finest folk musicians in an exciting new collaboration. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron are each regarded as masters of their instrument and are involved in numerous collaborations with a huge range of artists. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity. A magical setting for live music, Home made cakes & refreshments in the interval, please bring your own wine etc if you want, we have glasses, car park opposite, a lot of the seating is on the pews so you might want to bring a cushion :>) more info 01803 875527

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Fear Of The Forest

on Fri, 4 Mar 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Dark folk tales and true stories of family murders, shipwrecks, mischievous Persian demons and modern horrors... Fear of the Forest is London's premier (and possibly only) dulcimer-led ensemble. Formed in 2012 and fronted by Kate Arnold on hammered dulcimer, violin and vocals, the band combines influences from English and French folk, Middle Eastern and even classical music to create a sound that has been described as 'punk baroque'. Minor keys, medieval harmonies and irregular yet insistent rhythms are defining features, and the underlying energy of the percussion is offset by the hypnotic, mysterious qualities of the dulcimer and vocal textures that range from the raw to the ethereal. Lyrically the songs draw upon folk and fairy tales, Middle Eastern mythology, family and social history, political affairs, and the strange tales of Kate's half-gypsy grandmother; all treated with a dry and sinister humour. Kate has recently worked with Lisa Knapp, Doudou Cissoko and Daemonia Nymphe, and was previously a member of Sergeant Buzfuz, Paul Hawkins and the Awkward Silences, and Seventh Harmonic. She has an MMus in Ethnomusicology from the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies, but this does not stop her breaking the rules of traditional music whenever possible! Other members of Fear of the Forest are: Jon Clayton (Chris T-T and the Hoodrats, Mystery Fax Machine Orchestra) on cello, bass and engineering; Mark Stefanicki (On Bouge, Ocrastra, Medicine Sunday) on hurdy-gurdy; Elizabeth Nott (Khyam Allami, Magic Tombolinos, Amira Kheir, Maya Youssef, Karama) on dafs, bendirs (large Middle Eastern frame drums) and other percussion; Chris Silvey (the No Frills band) on cajon, further percussion, and occasional distant trumpets. www.fearoftheforest.co.uk

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The Jigantics In Concert

on Fri, 4 Mar 2016 at Wigan Parish Church 7:00pm

A 5 piece band from the West of England who might justify being called a roots music super group. Members of the band played in such notable groups as Meet on The Ledge, Colvin Quarmby , and ( currently) TradARR amongst others. Their debut album " Daisy Roots" gained considerable acclaim and has been on radio playlists in 36 countries. They are well renowned for their multi instrumental and multi talented personnel. Ashley Hutchings commented that Marion Fleetwood has one of the very best voices in roots music ( and he should know). Her fiddle playing is held in similar regards by many.. All other band members contribute harmonies and sometimes lead vocals to the mix. Matin Fitzgibbon ( drums/percussion) also adds some fine vocals.. Mark Cole swaps from squeeze box to mandolin and Lyndon Webb shifts between standup bass and acoustic guitar.. Rick Edwards ties the whole thing together with viruoso slide guitar. The whole band explore the full range of roots music going seamlessly from folk to rock to country and points in between. We think they are very good and like them a lot ( and hope you do to ) The evening will be opened by respected local folk singer Jon Budworth

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Geoffrey Lakeman

on Fri, 4 Mar 2016 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Winter Wilson

on Fri, 4 Mar 2016 at Stony Stratford The Cock Hotel (Marquee Suite) 7:30pm

Free parking at rear of Hotel

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Rocky Votolato

on Fri, 4 Mar 2016 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:30pm

Seattle's Rocky Votolato has been relentlessly on tour over the last two decades, as a compelling singer-songwriter or with his former cult-punk band Waxwing. Ten years after Makers and its evergreen White Daisy Passing, Rocky Votolato returns on tour throughout Europe presenting the new EP Sawdust and Shavings. A follow up to his latest, eighth album Hospital Handshakes, produced by Chris Walla (ex-Death Cab for Cutie) and released on Glitterhouse Records in 2015, the new effort showcases stripped-down, intimate versions of songs from his last full-length, including its title track featuring Emily Kokal of Warpaint along with Shortcuts and several other previously unreleased tracks. The new video for the dark and hauntingly beautiful Sawdust and Shavings has been made by the filmmaker and Wim Wenders' director-assistant Luca Lucchesi. 'With each aching and comforting record, he's fused folk and country aesthetics with a carried-over hardcore ethos from his youth in post-punk bands like Waxwing' Consequence of Sound 'Hospital Handshakes is a milestone in Votolato's career and one that would do well to serve as a springboard for all his efforts going forward' PopMatters Tour support comes from Chantal Acda. Chantal Acda has been a well-kept secret, hiding out in various formations like Isbells, Sleepingdog and Distance, Light & Sky. It wasn't until the 2013 release of her first album Let Your Hands Be My Guide and backed by musical soulmates Nils Frahm, Peter Broderick and Shahzad Ismaily, that she fully blossomed in her own right 'vulnerable and soft as fresh snow', as Mojo put it. Armed with an even better sophomore album The Sparkle In Our Flaws, released on Glitterhouse Records just last September, Chantal Acda has set out for European touring throughout 2016 with a brand new live band. Expect to get stirred, hypnotised and deeply moved. 'An album of warm textures and mystic atmospheres' 4*, Mojo

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Shout Collective Presents Ramon Goose's Desert Rock

on Fri, 4 Mar 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

THE SHOUT COLLECTIVE PRESENT LIVE ON STAGE RAMON GOOSE'S DESERT ROCK Explosive Afro-blues rhythms and earthy guitar grooves. + GARRY THE SLIDE GUY SMITH Slide guitar driven blues and Americana with a London twist On the Decks: THE SHOUT COLLECTIVE Spinning the best selection of blues, soul, funk & global sounds Come down to the atmospheric and friendly Jamboree bar to party with the Shout Collective DJs and their special live guests for a night of guitar driven rock n roll with a twist. Headliners DESERT ROCK feature British Blues guitarist and vocalist Ramon Goose. The band combine West African Mandinka rhythms with earthy trancey blues. Ramon formed Desert Rock to get back to edgier more dangerous blues and he's certainly succeeded as the band fire out a dirty, rockin' live sound. Like a mix of Tinariwen, Rachid Taha and Bo Diddley. https://ramongoose.wordpress.com/desert-rock/ Support comes from singer-guitarist GARRY THE SLIDE GUY SMITH. With roots in the blues and a whole heap of other influences at his fingertips, he takes the slide guitar to some interesting places, mixing wittily worded original material with the occasional well chosen cover. http://gsgarrymsmith.wix.com/theslideguy On the decks resident DJs THE SHOUT COLLECTIVE: AKA Jamie Renton (Chilli Fried/Soulclectica), Joe Cushley (Balling the Jack), Norman Druker, Aly Prince and Deb Smith will be taking the Devil's Music back to Africa, out into the big city and anywhere else that feels right for moving and grooving the people. http://www.chillifried.com/the-shout-collective.html#sthash.6LF62Kld.dpb Chilli Fried 2016 Mix: https://www.mixcloud.com/jamie-renton/chilli-fried-2016-mix/

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Manon Llwyd A'r Band

on Fri, 4 Mar 2016 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

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Manon Llwyd A'r Band

on Fri, 4 Mar 2016 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

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Tom Blackwell

on Fri, 4 Mar 2016 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:30pm

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15 String Trio @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 5 Mar 2016 at Ascott-under-Wychwood The Swan 7:30pm

Fifteen String Trio formed in 2011 to play high quality, imaginative and contemporary folk music. Tunes play an important part in the repertoire, influenced by English, Celtic and Eastern European cultures. The songs are a blend of traditional, self-penned, borrowed and shamelessly stolen. Mat Davies played the bass with Little Johnny England for many years, prior to that he was bass player with Clarion, both bands playing regularly across the UK, Europe, the US and beyond. Mat has also worked as a session player, notably with Fairport Convention, Julie Felix and the Drifters. Katrina Davies is a virtuoso fiddle player, having recently graduated from the Birmingham Conservatoire where she studied violin. Katrina has played extensively across the UK and abroad with Joe Broughton's Conservatoire Folk Ensemble, with ceilidh bands and as an orchestral player. PJ Wright will be known to many of you as the long term guitarist with the Dylan Project and Little Johnny England. He has also worked for many years with artists such as Steve Gibbons, Badfinger, and as a session player. More recently PJ has played as one half of a duo with Dave Pegg. The Swan Inn, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AY Tickets £6.00 in advance £8.00 on the door Start 8pm.Doors 7.30pm www.wychwoodfolkclub.com http://www.fifteenstringtrio.com/

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Fred's House

on Sat, 5 Mar 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Fred's House are back after their storming set last year and touring in support of their much anticipated second studio album, Faultlines, which will be released Spring 2016. The award winning band based in Cambridge mix elements of Folk/Pop, Country, Classic Rock and West Coast. The five piece have racked up 400 gigs in the past 5 years and are rapidly gaining a following and reputation for their outstanding live shows across the UK. Having released their debut album Bonnie & Clyde in 2014 to critical acclaim, grabbing 4 and 5 star reviews across the board, they also scooped two awards at the NMG Awards in 2013 for 'Best Folk/Roots Act' and 'Audience Choice'. With festival performances on the main stage at the Acoustic Festival of Britain and Cambridge Folk Festival under their belt, the band have also supported the likes of Eddi Reader, Ward Thomas and The Shires, received national airplay on BBC 6Music and live sessions on BBC Introducing and championed by the likes of Radio 2 Bob Harris' when they were invited to perform on his 'Under the Apple Tree' sessions. Their songs feature the vocals of fiancéd song-writing duo Griff Jameson and Vikki Gavin, who voices blend to create a beautiful and powerful sound, along with Gafyn Jameson (Griff's Brother) on Bass/backing vocals, Alister Bunclark on Keys and 'The Happiest Drummer' Paul Richards completing the line-up. A must see act! "Harmonies soar like a nightingale recalling the very best of Poco and CSN, but this music belongs to Fred's House... terrific." **** Maverick Magazine www.fredshousemusic.co.uk

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Coven (o'hooley & Tidow, Lady Maisery & Grace Petrie) International Women's Day Concert

on Sat, 5 Mar 2016 at Huddersfield 'Slawit' (Slaithwaite) Civic Hall 7:15pm

Coven is a collection of three of the British folk scene's finest, most formidable and forthright female acts, taking to the stage to celebrate International Women's Day in a week of unforgettable concerts. The exquisitely harmonic songwriting duo and BBC 6 Music favourites, O'Hooley & Tidow will be joined by the enchanting BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter, activist and performer Grace Petrie. A rare opportunity to experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women on one stage. O'Hooley & Tidow: 'Defiant, robust, political, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in.' Independent 'Lady Maisery are women with ideas, purpose and urgency. They [create] powerful, enthralling work.' Songlines Grace Petrie: 'A powerful new songwriting voice.' Guardian

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Coven (o'hooley & Tidow, Lady Maisery & Grace Petrie) International Women's Day Concert

on Sat, 5 Mar 2016 at Huddersfield 'Slawit' (Slaithwaite) Civic Hall 7:15pm

Coven is a collection of three of the British folk scene's finest, most formidable and forthright female acts, taking to the stage to celebrate International Women's Day in a week of unforgettable concerts. The exquisitely harmonic songwriting duo and BBC 6 Music favourites, O'Hooley & Tidow will be joined by the enchanting BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter, activist and performer Grace Petrie. A rare opportunity to experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women on one stage. O'Hooley & Tidow: 'Defiant, robust, political, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in.' Independent 'Lady Maisery are women with ideas, purpose and urgency. They [create] powerful, enthralling work.' Songlines Grace Petrie: 'A powerful new songwriting voice.' Guardian

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Claude Bourbon

on Sat, 5 Mar 2016 at Upper BasildonSt Stephens Church 7:00pm

Medieval & Spanish blues Guitar & Songs Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories. Each year Bourbon plays more than 100 shows around the world. Claude has played countless venues, including Glastonbury Festival, Isle of Wight Festival, Colne Great British & Blues Festival, Rock O'Z Arene, Avenches, Switzerland, among others. He has shared the stage in Europe and the USA with countless musicians, Calvin Russel, Charlie Morgan (Elton John, Gary Moore), Jan Akkerman (Focus), Steve Grossman (Miles Davis), Herbie Armstrong ( Van Morisson), Jose barrense Dias and many more. Now based in the UK, some of this guitarists' influences allow us a fascinating insight into this remarkable musician; Paco De Lucia: Deep Purple's Richie Blackmore; Joaquin Rodrigo; JJ Cale, Monty Python; JS Bach and Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks. One reviewer even noted that although Claude's roots were in blues, that is like saying Leonardo da Vinci was a painter. Intrigued? Come and join us for a great evening's entertainment. Music Starts at 8pm, Doors and Bar 7pm.

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Rag Mama Rag (uk Tour)

on Sat, 5 Mar 2016 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK 7:30pm

France based English duo who have built a reputation as one of Europe's finest country blues acts at numerous international festivals.

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Sally Barker

on Sat, 5 Mar 2016 at Emsworth The Hewitt's 7:30pm

Intimate gig by the singer with 'The Voice' - but known to many before this massively successful tv exposure through a series of great contemporary 'folk' albums. Licensed bar, unreserved seats.

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Sally Barker

on Sat, 5 Mar 2016 at Emsworth The Hewitt's 7:30pm

Intimate gig by the singer with 'The Voice' - but known to many before this massively successful tv exposure through a series of great contemporary 'folk' albums. Licensed bar, unreserved seats.

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Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe In Concert

on Sat, 5 Mar 2016 at Highworth Warneford School 7:00pm

Steve and Jez are two of the modern greats of the folk music world. Both are prolific song writers and their songs have been performed by many different artists. This is a great opportunity to see and hear two superb singers, both wonderful guitarists and to enjoy their wit and good humour. An excellent evening is guaranteed

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The Vagaband

on Sat, 5 Mar 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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

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Kadia

on Sat, 5 Mar 2016 at Fernham St John's Church 7:00pm

White Horse Whisperers present the next installment of their 'Folk in Fernham' series, featuring Dorset based folk trio Kadia: "Kadia are a band to watch out for. This debut album confirms they are maturing rapidly as songwriters, as instrumentalists, as singers, as arrangers. They are the full package, destined to reach an ever widening audience." - Johnny Whalley, Reviewer and Presenter, FolkRadio.co.uk http://kadiaband.co.uk/ Doors 7pm, Music from 7.30pm

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Northumbrian Small Pipes Concert

on Sat, 5 Mar 2016 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8:00pm

With Pauline Cato, Rob Say, Alice Burn, Paul Knox and Paul Tabbush. A one-off concert bringing together some of the finest players of the Northumbrian Small Pipes, as part of Halsway Manor's NSP Workshop Weekend.

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Northumbrian Small Pipes Concert

on Sat, 5 Mar 2016 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8:00pm

With Pauline Cato, Rob Say, Alice Burn, Paul Knox and Paul Tabbush. A one-off concert bringing together some of the finest players of the Northumbrian Small Pipes, as part of Halsway Manor's NSP Workshop Weekend.

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The Fobo Jug Band

on Sat, 5 Mar 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... The 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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Before The Gold Rush Presents: Mahoney & The Moment Album Launch

on Sat, 5 Mar 2016 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Mahoney & The Moment launch their new album and play tracks live at this special BTGR.

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Urban Folk Quartet

on Sat, 5 Mar 2016 at Bisley Village Hall 7:00am

Four highly accomplished musicians, instruments and voices merge to craft a globally influenced, electrifying acoustic show that's been taking the international folk scene by storm. Since forming in 2009, The UFQ's genre-defying, all-embracing approach to folk music has captivated audiences in high-energy performances across the world.

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Club Cotherstone Presents Ryan Spendlove

on Sat, 5 Mar 2016 at Cotherstone Village Hall 7:30pm

Ryan Spendlove appears for his Club Cotherstone debut. Born and raised in a small village in West Yorkshire, Ryan started playing guitar at 18 and later went on to start his first band, The Blueskins. Their most popular song, 'Change My Mind', was used in TV commercials as well as in the remake of the cult classic series, The Dukes of Hazzard. Ryan now plays solo and has been gaining popularity in the blues/acoustic scene. In January 2011, Ryan flew to Chicago to sign a record deal with Candyrat Records where he recorded his first solo acoustic album, 'Fable'. After a successful U.S tour, he recorded a second album on Candyrat entitled 'In Another World'. Support TBC Doors 7.30, live music from 8.00 Bring your own booze and nibbles

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Locust Honey String Band

on Sat, 5 Mar 2016 at Chinley Community Centre 7:30pm

Locust Honey are at the heart of America's roots music scene. They bring heart breaking country harmonies and raging old-time fiddle tunes. Band start at 8pm.

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Contraband

on Sat, 5 Mar 2016 at Plumpton Village Hall 7:30pm

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Contraband

on Sat, 5 Mar 2016 at Plumpton Village Hall 7:30pm

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A Potbelly Concert - Govannen

on Sat, 5 Mar 2016 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 7:30pm

Tickets £8 in advance (£10 on the door) For the first of the new-look Potbelly events being held at Kettering Arts centre we are pleased to present one of the best barn-storming, roof-raising, good-time Celtic bands in the UK Govannen - who blend jigs and reels with traditional and contemporary Irish songs. With album sales of over 10,000 worldwide, in concert this popular and award-winning band from Leicester place the emphasis on having fun, and are highly entertaining. Anyone who is even remotely partial to enjoying a good night out listening to highly uplifting music will not be disappointed at a Govannen gig. As Time Out stated: "Govannen play with passion, artistry and an easy going good humour, each in good measure for a night to remember." More details of the band can be found at www.govannen.com The support act is the captivating Americana duo, The Black Feathers. Since their formation in 2012, they have won audiences wherever they go with their passionate performances of their songs that combine elements of folk, country and southern rock delivered with stunning harmonies. If you need a taster to whet your appetite please visit: www.theblackfeathers.com

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Tarantella Beats Party With Amaraterra

on Sat, 5 Mar 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

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Piping Tionól Workshops

on Sat, 5 Mar 2016 at Belfast An Droichead 1:30pm

Sign up here to book for any of the afternoon workshops with Kevin Rowsome, Nollaig McCarthy, or Jim Wenham. Evening concert is free and open to everyone. BYO

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Piping Tionól Workshops

on Sat, 5 Mar 2016 at Belfast An Droichead 1:30pm

Sign up here to book for any of the afternoon workshops with Kevin Rowsome, Nollaig McCarthy, or Jim Wenham. Evening concert is free and open to everyone. BYO

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Tarantella Beats Party With Amaraterra + Dance Worshop

on Sat, 5 Mar 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

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Dave Ellis & Boo Howard

on Sun, 6 Mar 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

2016 Richmond upon Thames Music and Drama Festival TwickFolk Friends and Family: Dave Ellis & Boo Howard According to the TwickFolk archives, Dave & Boo have played for us more often than anybody else, and we look forward to them returning with their latest album Facebook Friend. Their songs are intelligently constructed, elegantly articulated and never less than entertaining. The mix is eclectic (from folk to jazz to blues to bluegrass) but the songs are at the heart of it all, served by imaginative and stylish arrangements and by the singing and playing of two seasoned, wholly in tune musicians. Dave Ellis came down from Liverpool for the London folk club scene in the 70's. He released a solo album which some consider a classic guitar record of its time and which gave him national exposure on the Old Grey Whistle Test and In Concert. In 1979 Dave formed his electric band 'The Reactors' which incorporated guitar, drums and keyboards with Boo Howard playing bass and handling most of the vocals. The band was eventually trimmed down and developed into an electric duo which was renamed 'Brave Lucy'. In the late 90's they unplugged and combined Dave's intricate guitar work with Boo's mellow vocals to create something very different and entirely new in the folk and acoustic clubs. Dave & Boo's live act has now been honed to perfection in the folk clubs where they have developed a large faithful following in the south of England. Read more about Dave & Boo on their web site: www.daveandboo.com

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Dave Ellis & Boo Howard

on Sun, 6 Mar 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

2016 Richmond upon Thames Music and Drama Festival TwickFolk Friends and Family: Dave Ellis & Boo Howard According to the TwickFolk archives, Dave & Boo have played for us more often than anybody else, and we look forward to them returning with their latest album Facebook Friend. Their songs are intelligently constructed, elegantly articulated and never less than entertaining. The mix is eclectic (from folk to jazz to blues to bluegrass) but the songs are at the heart of it all, served by imaginative and stylish arrangements and by the singing and playing of two seasoned, wholly in tune musicians. Dave Ellis came down from Liverpool for the London folk club scene in the 70's. He released a solo album which some consider a classic guitar record of its time and which gave him national exposure on the Old Grey Whistle Test and In Concert. In 1979 Dave formed his electric band 'The Reactors' which incorporated guitar, drums and keyboards with Boo Howard playing bass and handling most of the vocals. The band was eventually trimmed down and developed into an electric duo which was renamed 'Brave Lucy'. In the late 90's they unplugged and combined Dave's intricate guitar work with Boo's mellow vocals to create something very different and entirely new in the folk and acoustic clubs. Dave & Boo's live act has now been honed to perfection in the folk clubs where they have developed a large faithful following in the south of England. Read more about Dave & Boo on their web site: www.daveandboo.com

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Kent Duchaine

on Sun, 6 Mar 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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Mike Vass & Mairi Campbell: The Dead Stations

on Sun, 6 Mar 2016 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 3:30pm

The Dead Stations are out of use platforms on a remote train line through the forested mountains. The whole forest has this feeling of going on forever. And if you lose track of the trainline then you're lost. But it hugs the mountain and that's hard to lose. I think there must have been a lot of people living here once because sometimes there are roads that lead nowhere, and of course there's the dead stations. They're like these relics eaten by nature. Reclaimed by the forest. Like it's taking them apart stone by stone. No, the train never stops at any. They just chug past the window. A story told through original music and animation; combining live performance, recorded actors and projections. Written by Charlotte Hathaway, music and lyrics by Mike Vass, live performance by Mike Vass and Mairi Campbell. Animation and sound design by Edinburgh College of Art. Drawing on her native traditional background, a long and fruitful songwriting collaboration with David Francis (The Cast) and her natural ability to improvise, Mairi Campbell is turning heads and hearts as a solo performer. ''Her voice can stop the clock (The Scotsman). Winner of the inaugural Neil Gow International Composition Award, Mike Vass is fast gaining a reputation as. one of Scotland's foremost tunesmiths. "A great ear for atmosphere and a knack for writing tunes that lilt and yearn" (The Guardian) The piece came about as a result of the 2013 Remembered/Imagined project which commissioned pairs of composers and writers to create a collaboration of words and music inspired by the School of Scottish Studies Sound Archives. Tea and home baking in the interval included in ticket price.

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Alasdair Roberts

on Sun, 6 Mar 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Alasdair Roberts is a Scottish singer, guitarist, interpreter of traditional songs and writer of new songs based in Glasgow, Scotland. January 2015 saw the release of Alasdair Roberts, the new solo record - his eighth Drag City Records release under his own name, and a welcome addition to a vital body of work; it should please both long-term followers and new fans alike. He has had a remarkable career to date, starting his music-making in the mid-nineties (under the band name Appendix Out), collaborating widely with many musicians in the intervening 20 years as well as artists from other disciplines such as film makers, poets and puppeteers. Few, if any, artists are pushing the boundaries of traditional music further. (Uncut) One of Britain's most singular and original talents (Colin Irwin, fRoots). It's a long time since balladry has sounded this vital and primordial (Uncut).

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Curtis Magee

on Sun, 6 Mar 2016 at Soham The Brook 12:00pm

Sunday Carvery available from Noon (at an additional price) , Music starting 2pm. Recognised as Ireland's No1 solo entertainer, Curtis is able to take you through the musical generations and his repertoire ensures something for everyone in his audience. From Irish ballads, country, gospel songs to sing-a longs and from music of the 50's and 60's they are all produced in his own unique and engaging style.

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Faustus

on Sun, 6 Mar 2016 at Whitchurch Gill Nethercott Centre 7:30pm

Nominated in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, the Faustus triumvirate are three of the leading lights of English folk music of their generation: Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel), Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar's Feast). Specialising in powerful delivery, faultless harmonies, inspired arrangements and a sprinkling of some of the bawdiest songs in the folk cannon, they are men on a mission to banish all that is pastoral and fey in the delivery of folk music. Their plethora of experience is brought together in a virtuosic display of musicianship and testosterone. Not to be missed! There will be a real ale bar for you to enjoy too. Doors open at 7.30pm with the music starting at 8.00pm

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Pete Coe & Alice Jones At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 6 Mar 2016 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Pete Coe and Alice Jones present ballads, broadsides and dance tunes from Leeds folk song collector Frank Kidson 1855 -1926: a man whose contribution to the folk collecting movement has been forgotten by many, in the wake of later and more prominent folk song collectors. The Search for Five Finger Frank features new arrangements of both classic and rare folk songs unearthed from the treasure trove that is the Frank Kidson collection. His first and most enduring song collection Traditional Tunes was first published in 1891, ten years before Cecil Sharp had even heard his first folk song and yet He lived to be obscured where once he had been considered the foremost authority. This show celebrates and commemorates the incredible legacy of a man widely regarded as a pioneer of the folk song revival. 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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Henri Herbert Ep Launch

on Sun, 6 Mar 2016 at London The Lexington 7:30pm

Hot on the heels of his acclaimed Wired EP, boogie piano king Henri Herbert returns to the studio, this time with acclaimed producer Neil Brockbank, to record his follow up EP which is scheduled for a March release. Henri will launch the EP at London's The Lexington. Henri's last two London shows sold out fast. Limited tickets available for this show. "..both the chops and the manic live energy to blow minds and shift boundaries..now we know he has the voice and songs to match" - Matt Frost, The Blues Magazine. "He's a force of nature!" - Marc Riley, BBC 6

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A Potbelly Concert Peter Donegan

on Sun, 6 Mar 2016 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 8:00pm

Peter Donegan is an accomplished musician who started his education in the entertainment business at the age of five at the Barbara Speak stage school in London - supplemented by lessons from his father, the legendary Lonnie Donegan. On reaching the age of 18 he was invited to join the Lonnie Donegan Band as the keyboard player where he stayed for two years and gained valuable stage experience, not only from his father but also working with another musical icon, Van Morrison. After Lonnie died Peter continued performing as a solo act, once touring with Crystal Gayle, and later guesting with Bill Wyman and his Rhythm Kings. Peter then formed his own band, the Peter Donegan Band playing a mixture of material that Lonnie played but in his own style along with original material. In 2009 he decided on another change of direction and teamed up with the original Lonnie Donegan Band and took to the road with The Lonnie Donegan Band featuring Peter Donegan. It is this line-up that we are pleased to present and this concert will feature new songs written and composed for and by Peter and along with some of Lonnie Donegan's well-known foot stomping hits. What more could you want?

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A Potbelly Concert Peter Donegan

on Sun, 6 Mar 2016 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 8:00pm

Peter Donegan is an accomplished musician who started his education in the entertainment business at the age of five at the Barbara Speak stage school in London - supplemented by lessons from his father, the legendary Lonnie Donegan. On reaching the age of 18 he was invited to join the Lonnie Donegan Band as the keyboard player where he stayed for two years and gained valuable stage experience, not only from his father but also working with another musical icon, Van Morrison. After Lonnie died Peter continued performing as a solo act, once touring with Crystal Gayle, and later guesting with Bill Wyman and his Rhythm Kings. Peter then formed his own band, the Peter Donegan Band playing a mixture of material that Lonnie played but in his own style along with original material. In 2009 he decided on another change of direction and teamed up with the original Lonnie Donegan Band and took to the road with The Lonnie Donegan Band featuring Peter Donegan. It is this line-up that we are pleased to present and this concert will feature new songs written and composed for and by Peter and along with some of Lonnie Donegan's well-known foot stomping hits. What more could you want?

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Elliott Morris

on Sun, 6 Mar 2016 at Hope Old Hall Hotel - tea rooms 7:30pm

With hundreds of gigs behind him and a coveted Danny Kyle Award from Celtic Connections 2013 Elliott Morris has a formidable reputation as one of the hardest-working and most sought-after young artists on the acoustic scene. The singer-songwriter, featured in Acoustic magazine as 'The Next Big Thing', taps the strings and beats the guitar's body to create an intricate spectacle, together with an original and unique sound integral to his songs. Half English, half Scottish and raised in Wales and Lincolnshire, Elliott has always been one to enjoy travelling, and this is evident in his almost constant touring schedule. He's played all across the British Isles, from Orkney to Plymouth, Boston to Llangrannog, Belfast to Clonakilty. Elliott's original compositions marry intricate guitar lines with heartfelt, honest vocals and clever wordplay, combining elements of folk, roots, jazz and country. Embracing the traditional and the contemporary this is folk music for the 21st century. Elliott's versatile blend of folk, pop and rock has complemented a range of major artists he has supported. These include Erik Mongrain, Andy McKee, Frank Turner, Seth Lakeman, Lau, Big Country, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, The Joy Formidable, Jim Bob (Carter USM), Jimmy Wahlsteen, Jon Gomm, Roddy Woomble (Idlewild), Mark Morriss (The Bluetones), Lucy Rose, Brian Kennedy, legendary Philadelphia soul groups The Stylistics and The Three Degrees, and revered folk veterans Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick. He has been joined on stage a number of times by Ed Sheeran, Alan Thomson (The John Martyn Band), Boothby Graffoe, Mike Vass and Innes Watson and even YouTube comedy sensation, Slomozovo Chris 'Bing' Bingham.

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Softlysoftly Presents Tony De Meur + Stef & Leo + Arcelia

on Sun, 6 Mar 2016 at London Kiss The Sky 2:45pm

PLEASE NOTE, this event is ADULTS ONLY - no children allowed in the bar. Buy a ticket in advance if you want to guarantee a seat, Tickets available at the door to at £4, but no seat guaranteedt Deliciously chilled unplugged acoustic music to charm you on a Crouch End Sunday afternoon and four acts to start the year off. TONY DE MEUR One of our favourite funny men and an excellent bluesy singer songwriter to boot. Tony has been working with the likes of Barry Cryer for years (under the name Ronnie Golden), and many will remember his Ronnie And The Rex nights at the Kings Head. He's a fantastic performer who you've got to see! STEF & LEO Last time young Leo brought the house down with his self-penned song and we're promised more this time round, as the teenager once again joins dad Stef on the SoftlySoftly stage. Stef will, of course, be performing behind the bar too as usual!!! ARCELIA A first-time visit for this great Kent-based band who bring lovely self-penned contemporary folk songs with lovely harmonies to our afternoon session. http://www.arcelia.co.uk/ As usual doors open at 2.45, with music starting at 3pm and continuing until 5pm Oh yes, and there'll be marshmallows too! (After 5pm the bar opens its doors to non-paying general public, so you can stay on and enjoy the evening ambience) The venue is easy to get to - Tube to Finsbury Park or Overground to Crouch End Hill, then a couple of minutes on the W7 bus to C

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Rachel Newton

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

A founder member of The Shee, The Emily Portman Trio and The Furrow Collective, Rachel also writes and performs her own solo material, releasing albums The Shadow Side in 2012 and Changeling in 2014. Rachel recently started working with Scottish/Norwegian band Boreas, was one of the eight musicians to collaborate in The Elizabethan Session and her own trio features Lauren MacColl on fiddle and Mattie Foulds on percussion. As well as voice and harp, Rachel also plays fiddle and viola and works across a range of performance platforms including theatre and storytelling.

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Alasdair Roberts **general Advance**

on Mon, 7 Mar 2016 at London St Pancras Old Church 7:30pm

Alasdair Roberts has had a remarkable career to date, starting his music-making in the mid-nineties (under the band name Appendix Out) and collaborating widely with many musicians in the intervening twenty years as well as artists from other disciplines such as film makers, poets and puppeteers. He has worked with Drag City Records since 1997, firstly releasing three albums of self-written material under the name Appendix Out and then several albums under his own name, the most recent being the self-titled "Alasdair Roberts" (Drag City, 2015). He has also released music on labels such as Secretly Canadian, Galaxia and Stone Tape Recordings. His work mainly consists of two parallel strands: self-written song material, and interpretations of traditional songs and ballads from Scotland and beyond. Few, if any, artists are pushing the boundaries of traditional music further. - Uncut 9/10 To describe Alasdair Roberts as a singer-songwriter is akin to saying Stephen Hawking is quite interested in physics. - Mojo A master of scordatura techniques on the guitar an exceptional lyricist the sound of new myths and new music being hewn from folk's stone. - The Wire

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Hatstand

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

Hatstand is an intimate monthly performance arts space in Kings Heath, welcoming musicians, poets, storytellers, visual artists, and their audience. It takes place on the first Monday of every month. Hatstand is absolutely unamplified, and there's no real stage as little as possible separates performers from the crowd. Tickets: £5 (£4 conc.) Tickets available from the Cafe or ww.wegottickets.com

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Rab Noakes

on Mon, 7 Mar 2016 at Etton The Processed Pea 6:30pm

Doors open 6.30pm for 8pm.

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Joe Topping

on Mon, 7 Mar 2016 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

Joe Topping is one of the best singers and musicians currently on the English Folk and Roots Music scene. Be it as a member of Rainbow Chasers, Elbow Jane or the Home Service he has always been a consummate musician. As a solo performer he has an astonishingly clear and pure voice, amazing skills as a musician and the ability to connect direct to your heartstrings. His new album "Vagrant Kings" has just been released on Fellside Records to great acclaim. This will be an exceptional evening.

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Coven (o'hooley & Tidow, Lady Maisery & Grace Petrie) International Women's Day Concert

on Mon, 7 Mar 2016 at Leicester The Guildhall 7:15pm

HUM is proud to present this amazing triple bill in Leicester's most beautiful and celebrated venue; The Guildhall. Three of the British folk scene's finest, most formidable and forthright female acts take to the stage to celebrate International Women's Day 2016. BBC 6 Music favourites and BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015 Best Duo nominees O'Hooley and Tidow will be joined by BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter Grace Petrie. This is a rare opportunity to experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women in one unrepeatable performance. This concert is likely to sell out. O'Hooley and Tidow: "Defiant, robust, political, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in." Independent Lady Maisery: "...are women with ideas, purpose and urgency. They create powerful, enthralling work." Songlines Grace Petrie: "A powerful new songwriting voice." Guardian

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Locust Honey String Band Usa - The Cock Inn Sarratt - 21/03/2016

on Mon, 7 Mar 2016 at Sarratt The Cock Inn 8:00am

http://www.locusthoney.com/ Facebook Events Page https://www.facebook.com/events/960060697398203/ As Locust Honey, Chloe Edmonstone and Meredith Watson bring their experience in Old-Time, Bluegrass, and Pre-War Blues to both their original material and the traditional songs and tunes of the American Southeast. With a rotating instrumentation of fiddles, open-back and resonator banjos, acoustic and resonator guitars, they set an emphasis on lively arrangements that showcase their signature vintage vocal harmonies. Joined by John Miller, (The Fox Hunt, The Hackensaw Boys,) on upright bass, they have been touring the US, UK and Ireland since 2012. Their original song, "When The Whiskey's Gone," was featured in the 2014 film "Time Out of Mind," starring Richard Gere and directed by Oren Moverman. Their record "Never Let Me Cross Your Mind" was released to critical acclaim in 2014 and remained in the top ten on the Folk DJ Charts for 4 months. The Cock Inn Church Lane Sarratt WD3 6HH Doors 7.30pm - Start 8.30pm till 11.00pm For more info email owlsworld@gmail.com or call 07775 526 881 Tickets: we only have 50 tickets on sale for this show! Door £12 or £10 pre-booked from We Got Tickets www.wegottickets.com/owlsworld (booking fees apply) or PayPal Tickets (No booking fees apply). Via the website www.owlsworld.co.uk

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Joan Shelley

on Tue, 8 Mar 2016 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:30pm

Louisville songwriter Joan Shelley will tour the UK and Europe this spring in support of her third LP, Over and Even. Shelley recorded the album over a weekend last winter in her home state of Kentucky with help from Rachel Grimes, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and guitarist Nathan Salsburg. Salsburg will accompany Shelley at all shows on this tour, where they will perform as a duo. Over and Even was given four stars in Rolling Stone magazine, which called it 'a masterfully turned set of folk reflections'. It was one of NPR Music's top albums of 2015 and has been recognised by the BBC's Gideon Coe, Ricky Ross and the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show. Uncut Magazine called the album 'profound' in its 9/10 review upon its release in September, stating that Shelley is a 'major talent', while Martin Chilton wrote in The Telegraph: 'Joan Shelley has a rich voice that ebbs and flows, and brings out the deftest emotions of her strikingly well-written songs the result is terrific.'

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Kelly Oliver

on Tue, 8 Mar 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kelly Oliver is a singer/songwriter, guitarist and harmonicist, influenced mainly by acoustic and traditional folk music. She has played gigs all over the country, including at the prestigious Hitchin Folk Club, Cambridge Folk Festival and Larmer Tree Festival, and has supported many artists including Thea Gilmore and Cara Dillon, the latter gaining her a 'promising...blends traditional with bold, indie-pop' review from The Times. She has performed live with Dave Swarbrick and Luke Jackson among others, and co-written songs with producers Nigel Stonier and Stu Hanna (Megson). At the recent NMG Awards in Cambridge, Kelly won Best Female Solo Artist, and a slot at Secret Garden Party 2016. Her debut album This Land (2014) was funded by an Emerging Excellence Award from Help Musicians UK, and went on to receive 4* reviews from The Telegraph and R2 Magazine, as well as a Best Female Album award from Folkwords. Her last 5 singles have had BBC Radio 2 airplay (Bob Harris Sunday and Mark Radcliffe's Folk Show) and BBC 6 Music airplay, as well as premieres from Folk Radio UK, Spiral Earth and The Telegraph. Kelly is currently on tour promoting her second album 'Bedlam', which is out now. Live performances and interviews on numerous BBC regional stations (including Mark Forrest's national BBC Introducing show), a guest slot on London Live TV, an invite to an EFDSS songwriting residential and an Under The Apple Tree session with Bob Harris have all helped Kelly become 'an emerging voice in British Folk music' (Bob Harris)

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Findlay Napier

on Tue, 8 Mar 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Findlay Napier is a talented singer-songwriter-guitarist from the Highlands of Scotland taking in elements of folk, rock, pop, country and even a touch of jazz. He's well known as the host of Celtic Connections late night sessions and made his name touring and recording with Scottish folk band Back Of The Moon. Genuine songcraft and wit following in the Difford & Tilbrook tradition(The Sunday Herald) "He's good and he's really funny too! He's got that classic brilliant banter with the audience as well. Lovely to hear the storytelling in the songs as well as inbetween. A wonderful cacophony of bizarre and brilliant tales of real people." (Edith Bowman- BBC Quay Sessions) "Songs full of earthy humour, hopeless love and biting satire more 'Michael Marra meets Elvis Costello' than contemporary tradition. (**** Folk Radio UK)

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Roots: Blues & News

on Tue, 8 Mar 2016 at Seaham Roobarb 'n Custard Tea Room and Cocktail Bar 7:00pm

An evening of acoustic Roots Blues Music featuring Auld Man's Baccie, John Wilkins, Fred Craig and Jim Bullock. Music begins at 7.30. Bar and refreshments available.

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Eleanor Mcevoy

on Wed, 9 Mar 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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International Womens Day Concert Featuring Lady Maisery, O'hooley & Tidow And Grace Petrie

on Wed, 9 Mar 2016 at London 100 Club 7:00pm

Please note these Early Bird tickets will only be available for a short period and are limited in number! ----------------------------------------------- Following on from their tour last year, three of the British folk scene's finest, most formidable and forthright female acts take to the stage once more to celebrate International Women's Day in a week of unforgettable concerts. The exquisitely harmonic songwriting duo and BBC 6 Music favourites O'Hooley & Tidow will be joined by the enchanting BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter, activist and performer Grace Petrie. A rare opportunity to experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women on one stage. O'Hooley & Tidow: 'Defiant, robust, political, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in.' Independent 'Lady Maisery are women with ideas, purpose and urgency. They [create] powerful, enthralling work.' Songlines Grace Petrie: 'A powerful new songwriting voice.' Guardian

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International Womens Day Concert Featuring Lady Maisery, O'hooley & Tidow And Grace Petrie

on Wed, 9 Mar 2016 at London 100 Club 7:00pm

Please note these Early Bird tickets will only be available for a short period and are limited in number! ----------------------------------------------- Following on from their tour last year, three of the British folk scene's finest, most formidable and forthright female acts take to the stage once more to celebrate International Women's Day in a week of unforgettable concerts. The exquisitely harmonic songwriting duo and BBC 6 Music favourites O'Hooley & Tidow will be joined by the enchanting BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter, activist and performer Grace Petrie. A rare opportunity to experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women on one stage. O'Hooley & Tidow: 'Defiant, robust, political, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in.' Independent 'Lady Maisery are women with ideas, purpose and urgency. They [create] powerful, enthralling work.' Songlines Grace Petrie: 'A powerful new songwriting voice.' Guardian

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Sean Taylor

on Wed, 9 Mar 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ''An absolutely superb guitarist ... reminiscent of John Martyn" Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 ''Superbly tailored songs'' (Four stars) Daily Mirror ''Articulate, compelling ... brilliant'' (Four stars) Mojo Magazine ''A bluesy devotional intensity that rightly draws comparisons to John Martyn" Q Magazine ''A star in the making ...a superb talent'' Metro Sean Taylor is one of the most exciting and hard working names on the roots and blues scene. The response to his latest album 'The Only Good addiction Is Love' has been sensational. On BBC Radio 2 it has been played on Bob Harris, Paul Jones (Blues show) and Mark Radcliffe (Folk show). It has been featured in the Daily Mirror, Mojo, Guardian and listed in Daily Telegraph best albums of the year. Sean has toured all over the UK, Europe and Australia. He has supported John Fogerty, Neville Brothers, Robert Cray, Richard Thompson, Tony Joe White, Eric Bibb, Tom Paxton, Band of Horses & Arlo Guthrie. He has toured all over Europe and Australia as well as recording in America. Sean has played Glastonbury festival three times including the Acoustic Stage. Other festival appearances include Cambridge Folk festival, Beautiful Days, Port Fairy Folk festival (Australia), Celtic Connections, Hebridean Celtic Festival, Secret Garden Party, Maverick Festival & Blue Balls Festival (Switzerland). His new album 'The Only Good Addiction Is Love' is released in summer 2015. He has released seven albums including one album recorded in Dublin with Trevor Hutchinson (Waterboys) and his last three albums with Mark Hallman (Carole King, Ani di Franco) at Congress House Studios in Austin (TX). ''Wonderful'' Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 2 ''A fine blues guitarist ... Taylor is a man to watch' Guardian "Sean Taylor is a wonderfully talented modern troubadour whose sincere, thoughtful songs pull you in. I've had the pleasure of sharing the stage with him. He swings. Check him out!" Eric Bibb ''Sean Taylor's work just gets classier ... His talent might yet puncture the mainstream' Classic Rock 8/10 ''A fine young musician, songwriter and great geezer. I have nothing but admiration for the dedication to his craft.' Danny Thompson "My main listen today - Springsteen and Taylor are cheering my day...brilliant, stunning songs. Great album.' Mike Harding www.seantaylorsongs.com

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Brooks Williams And Findlay Napier

on Wed, 9 Mar 2016 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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The Churchfitters

on Wed, 9 Mar 2016 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Karaj Collective: An Improvisation On Persian Folk Motifs

on Wed, 9 Mar 2016 at London The Fiddlers Elbow 7:00pm

Join Karaj Collective and Azadeh on Wednesday 9th March in Camden for an improvisation on Persian folk motifs. Karaj Collective will present new compositions, improvisation and origial fusion music bringing together influences from jazz, blues, and Kurdish, Azeri, Afghani and Armenian folk music. - Pouya Mahmoudi: Guitar - Saleh Zarei: Bass Guitar - Ali Nourbakhsh: Percussion Karaj brings together three distinguished Iranian contemporary musicians all of whom have transversed musical borders and traditions to find truly original sound. Guitarist Pouya Mahmoudi has been one of Iran's most creative, introducing traditional folk scales and melodies to blues and rock form and technique. Percussionist Ali Nourbakhsh has spent the last ten years exploring the intersections between Iranian, Western and South American rhythm, and bassist Saleh Zarei Lal Abadi's career has taken him from metal to experimental jazz. Don't miss this evening of fusion, experimentation and mesmerising sound. >> Pouya: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oD8ug3uBpZs >> Ali and Saleh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awa8jTC6TE8 They'll be joined by the wonderful Azadeh, who will open the evening. 'Combining poetic lyricism and enveloping melodies, London born singer songwriter Azadeh, writes and sings with a voice that holds audiences captive.' Azadeh has toured with grammy award winning Robert Cray, the legendary Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, Melanie C, the 25th anniversary tour of Deacon Blue, Tom Paxton and Status Quo. She is currently singing and touring in Faithless front man Maxi Jazz's new band. 'A wonderful album. Very rewarding to listen to' Jools Holland >> Azadeh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyMJGnbx-js

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Wille And The Bandits

on Thu, 10 Mar 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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Phil Beer

on Thu, 10 Mar 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 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 is a treat of past and current favourites from one of the most popular musicians on the acoustic circuit. Press Reviews A Phil Beer gig is one spent in the company of a true craftsman, a master musician ad consummate performer Spiral Earth Phil Beer seems able to play anything with strings, and the back drop of instruments lining the stage barely leaves room for him...a highly accomplished musician, a very funny man, and anight to remember - Froots Magazine A Phil Beer solo gig is far more than a folk concert. As well as a raft of fantastic anecdotes, he dropped in on a range of American musical greats: Hoyt Axton, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Steve Earle and blues legends, Reverend Gary Davis and Blind Willie Dixon - Nottingham Post www.philbeer.co.uk

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Boo Hewerdine

on Thu, 10 Mar 2016 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Special one off Folk Club with top class acts performing at our folk club. Tickets £14. Mister Keith 8.00-8.40. Boo Hewerdine 9.00-10.10 Times tbc Boo Hewerdine I was given a Dansette and a handful of 45s. What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?, I Remember You, Seven Little Girls. Records from that strange era between Rock & Roll and The Beatles. I would study the labels. The title, the singer, the numbers, Columbia, HMV, the stuff about rights written around the edge and most intriguing - the names in the brackets. It turned out that these people had "written" these songs. Songs could be made up. Conjured out of thin air. I decided then, at the age of seven, that's what I would do. I couldn't sing or play an instrument but I had an internal jukebox going on the whole time. Putting together this compilation was a peculiar experience. Once I've finished a record I put it away and move on. While I'm writing and recording, though, I'm completely immersed. It's always been about externalising that inner Wurlitzer. Listening to these songs took me back to long unvisited times and places. Nothing sounded as I recalled. In that region between memory and fact is a bitter-sweet world. I liked it. www.boohewerdine.net Mister Keith Record of Wrongs is a charming, bittersweet and darkly romantic collection of life stories from the pen of Mister Keith, (the alias of songwriter Keith Ayling) self-professed originator of 'Victorian Pop'. With a sound that would be at home in a period drama - his style is somewhat eclectic at the same time as being genre-defying. The album, produced by longtime friend, Dave Izumi (whose credits include Duke Special, Luke Sital-Singh and Ed Harcourt) features a gathered orchestra including clarinettist Ben Castle, drummer Phil Wilkinson and The Eastbourne Salvation Army Band. It has already garnered support from Cousteau's Davey Ray Moor who calls it "A sumptuous, luxurious and lush experience, nestling within a thoroughly convincing set of arrangement textures, which bed the listener into a languid state of reflection." Recorded in Lewes and Eastbourne it inspired the discovery that Mister Keith is related to Victorian hymn-writer W G Collins (1854-1931), founder of Guildford Corps and an ironmonger by trade. This is the 14th album from Keith Ayling, a songwriter with a former Britpop career who has become one of the tenacious shining lights of the UK independent scene, appearing on BBC, iTV, Five, MTV and at Greenbelt Festival for seventeen consecutive years alongside the likes of Martyn Joseph, Bruce Cockburn and Duke Special. More recently he has spoken at The Barbican on songwriting and worked for BBC Education 'Ten Pieces' writing songwriting lesson plans for UK schools. November 2015 sees Mister Keith as 'Band of the Month' on BBC Introducing following excellent reviews from R2 Magazine and Fatea Magazine "Poppy and accessible in its acoustic finery, this is an eminently listenable record." (R2 Magazine) "With a vocal sound reminiscent of Chris Difford (Squeeze), lilting melodies and warm, very English vocals, it's a little gem!" (FATEA Magazine) www.misterkeith.com https://www.facebook.com/verymisterkeith https://twitter.com/verymisterkeith Doors open at 7.00. No entrance once the acts are on stage. If you're late, you'll have to wait til the breaks. Bookshop bar open serving ale and wine, hot and cold drinks and cake! Booking highly recommended. Tickets from the link above or direct from the shop. Not available via phone.

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Ewan Mclennan

on Thu, 10 Mar 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Ewan is a troubadour, balladeer and storyteller cut in the old style, a singer who can move audiences with his passion and pathos and a songwriter for whom social justice is still a burning issue. He is also an outstanding guitarist in the tradition of such as Martin Simpson and Dick Gaughan. This is a well-earned third visit to the Black Swan.

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Ewan Mclennan

on Thu, 10 Mar 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Ewan is a troubadour, balladeer and storyteller cut in the old style, a singer who can move audiences with his passion and pathos and a songwriter for whom social justice is still a burning issue. He is also an outstanding guitarist in the tradition of such as Martin Simpson and Dick Gaughan. This is a well-earned third visit to the Black Swan.

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Joan Shelley

on Thu, 10 Mar 2016 at Brighton Prince Albert 8:00pm

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Other Roads @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club

on Thu, 10 Mar 2016 at Ellesmere Port The Whitby Club 7:15pm

The superb folk trio OTHER ROADS (Pete Abbott, Dave Walmisley & Gregor Borland) once again visit Ellesmere Port. All are superb musicians with wonderful close harmonies featuring in their original music. Drawn from their experiences of touring Europe and further afield these multi-instrumentalist all have superb voices. From beautiful ballads to foot stomping songs their act is one of the very best on the folk and acoustic music scene. Concert starts at 7-45pm. Enquiries - 0151-678-9902

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Price And Genders

on Thu, 10 Mar 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Price and Genders are singer/songwriters who are well known on the music scene for many years, both performing in a number of Blues and Folk bands. Together they compliment each other, music is their passion and their influences include Blues and Americana Folk.

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Whiskey Moon Face + Theo Bard

on Thu, 10 Mar 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- NEW ROOTS PRESENTS.... Whiskey Moon Face + Theo Bard To describe WHISKEY MOON FACE as an alternative folk group doesn't even begin to do justice to the breadth of influence, inspiration and style in their music. Based around double bass, accordian, and clarinet, they're led by the stunning vocals and hallucinatory lyrics of singer Louisa Jones. Both ear-to-ear grinningly entertaining and profoundly moving, they combine elements of Eastern European traditional & klezmer music, old-time New Orleans jazz and the baroque folk styles of Sufjan Stevens and Beirut with their own unique take on contemporary folk to make for a superbly realized, truly beautiful, and utterly original sound- there is simply no-one in the UK making music like them. A leading figure in the vibrant East London alt-folk scene, THEO BARD is a skilled lyricist and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, violin, bass), with a deft ear for melody. His songs are delivered in a direct and frank narrative style that mark him out as an exceptional songwriter, borne of a lifetime steeped in music and song- he played violin from the age of four, and honed his craft busking in London's busy markets. The quality of the songwriting is exceptional Bruce MacGregor, Travelling Folk, BBC Radio Scotland. ....on the cusp of very good things The Guardian

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Jim Causley

on Thu, 10 Mar 2016 at Starcross St Paul's Church 7:00pm

In conjunction with VIA, St Paul's Church is happy to host an evening with Jim Causley who is a renowned Devon-based folk singer and musician who became involved with traditional music from a young age via his family, the local folk scene and an historical tradition of wassailing in his home village of Whimple. Jim is a singer and musician who is passionate about traditional songs particularly that of his native West Country. Jim is well known for his natural gift for interpreting traditional song, his deep rich voice which belies his years and his relaxed and playful stage presence. Jim will be joining the VIA season from the launch of his new album "Forgotten Kingdom"

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Jim Causley

on Thu, 10 Mar 2016 at Starcross St Paul's Church 7:00pm

In conjunction with VIA, St Paul's Church is happy to host an evening with Jim Causley who is a renowned Devon-based folk singer and musician who became involved with traditional music from a young age via his family, the local folk scene and an historical tradition of wassailing in his home village of Whimple. Jim is a singer and musician who is passionate about traditional songs particularly that of his native West Country. Jim is well known for his natural gift for interpreting traditional song, his deep rich voice which belies his years and his relaxed and playful stage presence. Jim will be joining the VIA season from the launch of his new album "Forgotten Kingdom"

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Winter Wilson

on Thu, 10 Mar 2016 at Uxbridge RNA 7:00pm

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Winter Wilson

on Thu, 10 Mar 2016 at Uxbridge RNA 7:00pm

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Flamenco Express @ Clf Arts Cafe With Emilio Ochando

on Thu, 10 Mar 2016 at London The Bussey Building 7:30pm

This month La Joaquina and Chris Clavo welcome back Emilio Ochando from a nine-month international tour including Japan and Canda. Plus master of flamenco song, Pedro Sanz, hot from the hottest Madrid venues. Emilio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEm1b3oDagU Pedro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qbgl2MMgqTU www.flamencoexpress.co.uk reservations 0207 732 8493 advance bookings: see ticketlink. £12/£10 concession. Flamenco Express presents Emilio Ochando. A phenomenon from the Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza, he rose rapidly to perform as a soloist with Ballet Nacional de España and Ballet Nacional de Cuba. An international artist in constant demand, including roles in Nuevo Ballet Español directed by Miguel Ángel Rojas and Carlos Rodríguez touring Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Paris, Belgium, Finland, Italy, Berlin, Mexico, Thailand, Asia and the London Festival with a repertoire which included Flamenco Directo, Furia, El Alma, Baile de Máscaras y Sangre Flamenca. Emilio has colaborated with Domingo Ortega on 'Orpheus' which toured Japan and the USA; the Montreal production of Don Juan with dancer/choreographers Angel Rojas and Carlos Rodriguez; and a state-wide tour with Forever Flamenco. He continues his career as a soloist Spain and in the United States and Canada with his show 'Mi razón', and with workshops, festivals, schools and masterclasses. And has recently won first prize at the III International Dance Festival in Almería, and formed his own company 3DEUNO in Madrid which is now in its second year. An acknowledged master of growing stature. Pedro Sanz made his debut at the age of 16 and was soon singing with great masters, winning the 1995 Cante Flamenco La silla de oro in Madrid. His glittering list of projects includes performances with Gypsy Queen Esma of Macedonia; in Falla's La vida breve under Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos in North America and Europe; as a principle in Manuel de Falla's La Vida Breve directed by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos touring the U.S.A. and Europe; with La Compañía de Blanca del Rey throughout Spain, and as a regular in the most prestigious tablaos in Madrid. Pedro's album Yunque received favorable reviews, and he also records with ancient Andalucian specialists Axivil Aljamia. 'The highlights of the evening were the flamenco singing and dancing. Pedro Sanz offered an intense, evocative solo as the Cantaor' VIVIEN SCHWEITZER. New York Times 2008 La Joaquina Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express in its 20 year project in theatres all over Britain. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. 'Utterly riveting variations of firecracker beatstumultuous fervour...indelible gracefulness.' The Stage Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen years old and later studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express as well as touring with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision." Staffordshire Post

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Flamenco Express @ Clf Arts Cafe With Emilio Ochando

on Thu, 10 Mar 2016 at London The Bussey Building 7:30pm

This month La Joaquina and Chris Clavo welcome back Emilio Ochando from a nine-month international tour including Japan and Canda. Plus master of flamenco song, Pedro Sanz, hot from the hottest Madrid venues. Emilio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEm1b3oDagU Pedro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qbgl2MMgqTU www.flamencoexpress.co.uk reservations 0207 732 8493 advance bookings: see ticketlink. £12/£10 concession. Flamenco Express presents Emilio Ochando. A phenomenon from the Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza, he rose rapidly to perform as a soloist with Ballet Nacional de España and Ballet Nacional de Cuba. An international artist in constant demand, including roles in Nuevo Ballet Español directed by Miguel Ángel Rojas and Carlos Rodríguez touring Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Paris, Belgium, Finland, Italy, Berlin, Mexico, Thailand, Asia and the London Festival with a repertoire which included Flamenco Directo, Furia, El Alma, Baile de Máscaras y Sangre Flamenca. Emilio has colaborated with Domingo Ortega on 'Orpheus' which toured Japan and the USA; the Montreal production of Don Juan with dancer/choreographers Angel Rojas and Carlos Rodriguez; and a state-wide tour with Forever Flamenco. He continues his career as a soloist Spain and in the United States and Canada with his show 'Mi razón', and with workshops, festivals, schools and masterclasses. And has recently won first prize at the III International Dance Festival in Almería, and formed his own company 3DEUNO in Madrid which is now in its second year. An acknowledged master of growing stature. Pedro Sanz made his debut at the age of 16 and was soon singing with great masters, winning the 1995 Cante Flamenco La silla de oro in Madrid. His glittering list of projects includes performances with Gypsy Queen Esma of Macedonia; in Falla's La vida breve under Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos in North America and Europe; as a principle in Manuel de Falla's La Vida Breve directed by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos touring the U.S.A. and Europe; with La Compañía de Blanca del Rey throughout Spain, and as a regular in the most prestigious tablaos in Madrid. Pedro's album Yunque received favorable reviews, and he also records with ancient Andalucian specialists Axivil Aljamia. 'The highlights of the evening were the flamenco singing and dancing. Pedro Sanz offered an intense, evocative solo as the Cantaor' VIVIEN SCHWEITZER. New York Times 2008 La Joaquina Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express in its 20 year project in theatres all over Britain. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. 'Utterly riveting variations of firecracker beatstumultuous fervour...indelible gracefulness.' The Stage Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen years old and later studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express as well as touring with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision." Staffordshire Post

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Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

on Fri, 11 Mar 2016 at Hernhill Village Hall 7:00pm

The inspirational melding of musical chameleon Miranda Sykes and mandolin maestro Rex Preston has produced one of the most unexpected and exciting new pairings on the acoustic roots scene. With an enviable pedigree, Miranda is known as the stand-out bass player and spine-tingling vocalist who has brilliantly enriched the Show of Hands sound for the past nine years while former Scoville Units band member Rex is recognised as one of the finest young mandolin players in the UK. Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston have emerged to become one of the most sought after duos on the English folk & roots scene. A musical partnership made in heaven. Scintillating, sensitive and brilliant. fROOTS I love this album. Miranda's a fantastic bass player but this really brings her great voice out into the foreground. MIKE HARDING, BBC RADIO 2 Rex Preston is one of the new generation of brilliant virtuoso instrumentalists raising the bar. A tremendous player. PHIL BEER, SHOW OF HANDS From the first few notes you know that this is something special. FOLKING.COM It is however with Miranda's almost ethereal vocal performance on Imogen Heap's Between Sheets that makes the listener sit up and listen. NORTHERN SKY

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Classic Clapton

on Fri, 11 Mar 2016 at Masham Town Hall 7:30pm

30th anniversary tour! Eric Clapton has been a major international star since the mid 1960's, when he revolutionised electric guitar playing, with his virtuoso performances in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, before forming The Yardbirds and Cream and going on to a legendarfy solo career. CLASSIC CLAPTON was formed in 1985 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne long before the term "tribute band" was invented, and originally named ''After Midnight'' after Eric Clapton's first solo hit. Their ability to re-create Clapton's electrifying stage performances really caught the audience's imagination. In guitar/vocalist Mike Hall, the band possesses a front man who not only looks like Eric, he sings and plays guitar like him too! Mike has met Slowhand twice, and even received a message of encouragement from the guitar maestro (written on a Concorde menu!). The band will be performing authentic versions of all the popular Clapton Classics including Wonderful Tonight, Tears in Heaven, Crossroads, I Shot The Sheriff, Lay Down Sally, Sunshine of Your Love, and of course Layla! There will even be an "UNPLUGGED" segment.

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Forest Folk And Roots Present The Jigantics + Support

on Fri, 11 Mar 2016 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

The Jigantics brand of Cajun-kissed folk rockery ranges from the not-a-dry-eye-in-the-house tear jerker, to the Doc-Martins-to-the-floor outlaw country floor shaker. This is a night to be kissed.

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Forest Folk And Roots Present The Jigantics + Support

on Fri, 11 Mar 2016 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

The Jigantics brand of Cajun-kissed folk rockery ranges from the not-a-dry-eye-in-the-house tear jerker, to the Doc-Martins-to-the-floor outlaw country floor shaker. This is a night to be kissed.

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Lucy Zirins + The Southern Company (trio) - Live & Stripped Back At Cobbles & Clay

on Fri, 11 Mar 2016 at Haworth Cobbles & Clay 7:00pm

Lucy Zirins + The Southern Company Live and Stripped back at Cobbles & Clay Support: Rosa Sargent + Emily Sargant Doors: 7pm. First act on at 7.30pm 8pm Second act 8.15 8.45pm Lucy Zirins + The Southern Company 9.15pm until 10.45pm. Tickets: £6.50 advance, £7.50 door. Available from: We Got Tickets & Cobbles & Clay. A special intimate gig featuring a stripped back trio version of Lucy's band, The Southern Company, live at Cobbles & Clay. Lucy Zirins, Pete Billington (keys/strings) and Andy Crowdy (double bass) will be appearing playing tracks from Lucy's first album "Chasing Clocks" and her new EP featuring the Southern Company: "What's in Front of Me" The night will feature support from two young local singer-songwriters Rosa Sargent and Emily Sargant. Tickets are limited for this intimate venue. Buy yours now to avoid disappointment.

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Rab Noakes

on Fri, 11 Mar 2016 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:30pm

Legend is an easy word to throw around but we have one here. Guitarist, singer-songwriter and music historian, Rab Noakes has a special place in Scottish hearts. He was a founder of Stealers Wheel with his friend Gerry Rafferty but then chose to go solo in a long career that has taken him from The Old Grey Whistle Test and Nashville to sell-out concerts at the famed Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow last year. Along the way there have been collaborations with the likes of Lindisfarne, Barbara Dickson and the Gaelic folk singer Kathleen McInnes and many albums that reflect his love for Americana and Scots tradition. His songs have earned him iconic status, with their catchy melodies and gritty lyrics that speak for everyman (BBC Scotland) and at the age of 68 he's still in top form. A new double album I'm Walkin' Here was hailed as magnificent and awarded four stars by The Guardian's Robin Denselow. A unique performer, said Denselow: he can switch effortlessly between pop and folk. A rare chance for Scots exiles and everyone else for that matter to catch their man in London.

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4square

on Fri, 11 Mar 2016 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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4square

on Fri, 11 Mar 2016 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Martin Harley (with Daniel Kimbro)

on Fri, 11 Mar 2016 at Cardiff Beulah Community Centre (Canolfan Beulah) 7:30pm

Wine bar supplied by Wine Store at 4, Beulah Rd, Rhiwbina

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Will Johns & Malaya Blue

on Fri, 11 Mar 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:00pm

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Will Johns & Malaya Blue

on Fri, 11 Mar 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:00pm

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Rachel Newton

on Fri, 11 Mar 2016 at Guildford Institute 7:45pm

A founder member of The Shee, The Emily Portman Trio and The Furrow Collective, Rachel also writes and performs her own solo material, releasing albums The Shadow Side in 2012 and Changeling in 2014. Rachel recently started working with Scottish/Norwegian band Boreas, was one of the eight musicians to collaborate in The Elizabethan Session and her own trio features Lauren MacColl on fiddle and Mattie Foulds on percussion. As well as voice and harp, Rachel also plays fiddle and viola and works across a range of performance platforms including theatre and storytelling.

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Rachel Newton

on Fri, 11 Mar 2016 at Guildford Institute 7:45pm

A founder member of The Shee, The Emily Portman Trio and The Furrow Collective, Rachel also writes and performs her own solo material, releasing albums The Shadow Side in 2012 and Changeling in 2014. Rachel recently started working with Scottish/Norwegian band Boreas, was one of the eight musicians to collaborate in The Elizabethan Session and her own trio features Lauren MacColl on fiddle and Mattie Foulds on percussion. As well as voice and harp, Rachel also plays fiddle and viola and works across a range of performance platforms including theatre and storytelling.

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The Fb Pocket Orchestra

on Fri, 11 Mar 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... The FB Pocket Orchestra Blues, Ragtime, Hot Jazz, Songs and Dances from long ago. Working backwards from the 1930s, the FB Pocket Orchestra explores repertoire that formed the embryo of what is now known as popular music. The members originally began playing together simply as an exercise in exploring heritage repertoire - taking on a few informal performances and recording dates as schedules allowed. The FBPO became an 'official' project in the spring of 2012 and released its first album in October. The aims of the orchestra are to present a contemporary slant on popular acoustic music from the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. 'Atmospheric, yet vibrant, this charming collection of songs will make you wish you had been born some 100 years ago. The style, glamour and 'fabulousness' of this era is captured beautifully on the album.' Jazz FM review October 1st 2012

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Rachel Ries + Oh Sister

on Fri, 11 Mar 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ RACHEL RIES, hailing from the prairies of middle America, crafts sly and compassionate songs for the crooked hearted. With an electric guitar and piano; a clear voice and steady hand; she deftly pulls listeners in with disarming candor and keeps them there with smart and tender poetry. This March Ries will release Cardinal; a handcrafted EP of songs written while on residency in France. For Rachel, each song is a key; a direction; a red-blooded essential for living be it bravery, belief in one's path or the bonds of family and blood. Each Cardinal is a limited edition linoleum block print, handmade by Rachel herself. Recorded by the inimitable Jeremy Messersmith in Minneapolis, Cardinal is Rachel's 2nd handcrafted EP and follows in the wake of Ghost of a Gardener (2014). A well-lauded, ambitious album, Ghost features a duet with Gregory Alan Isakov and cameos by Devon Sproule, Carrie Elkin, Danny Schmidt and others. Many may know Rachel by her longstanding collaborations with Anaïs Mitchell and their country ep (2008). Proudly carrying the torch of her love for the domestic arts, Rachel's homemade preserves and hand-stitched notebooks can often be found at shows, nestled amid the 180 gram vinyl, cds and t-shirts. If you need comparisons, think Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Jeff Buckley. If you don't just listen. -------------------------- Beginning with minimal guitar and sweet but melancholy tunes Sarah Berresford, better known as OH SISTER has been writing songs for as long as she can remember. After gigging extensively on the London circuit, she has recorded her first EP and has pieced together a band to find an understated but expressive sound. This self inflicted, widespread gigging has lead to favourable nods from Communion and The Independent. 'just by watching her play, you can tell what a dedicated artist she isshe plays as if there is no one else on the room' the independent. 'just a girl with a guitar in a quiet room, but what a performance' communion blog

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Coven: O'hooley & Tidow, Lady Maisery & Grace Petrie International Women's Day Concert

on Fri, 11 Mar 2016 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

HUM is proud to present this amazing triple bill in the intimate setting of one of Bristol's most vibrant and celebrated venues; The Folk House. Three of the British folk scene's finest, most formidable and forthright female acts take to the stage to celebrate International Women's Day 2016. BBC 6 Music favourites and BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015 Best Duo nominees O'Hooley and Tidow will be joined by BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter Grace Petrie. This is a rare opportunity to experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women in one unrepeatable performance. This concert is likely to sell out. O'Hooley and Tidow: "Defiant, robust, political, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in." Independent Lady Maisery: "...are women with ideas, purpose and urgency. They create powerful, enthralling work." Songlines Grace Petrie: "A powerful new songwriting voice." Guardian

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Coven: O'hooley & Tidow, Lady Maisery & Grace Petrie International Women's Day Concert

on Fri, 11 Mar 2016 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

HUM is proud to present this amazing triple bill in the intimate setting of one of Bristol's most vibrant and celebrated venues; The Folk House. Three of the British folk scene's finest, most formidable and forthright female acts take to the stage to celebrate International Women's Day 2016. BBC 6 Music favourites and BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015 Best Duo nominees O'Hooley and Tidow will be joined by BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter Grace Petrie. This is a rare opportunity to experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women in one unrepeatable performance. This concert is likely to sell out. O'Hooley and Tidow: "Defiant, robust, political, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in." Independent Lady Maisery: "...are women with ideas, purpose and urgency. They create powerful, enthralling work." Songlines Grace Petrie: "A powerful new songwriting voice." Guardian

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Simon Mayor And Hillary James At St Helen's Alveston

on Fri, 11 Mar 2016 at Bristol St Helens Church, Alveston 7:30am

St Helen's are excited to hosting Simon Mayor and Hillary James for a special concert on the 11th March. Simon Mayor started out as a guitarist and fiddler, he is now best known as one of the world's foremost mandolinists and is in huge demand for live performances and seminars. He is accompanied by Hilary James' a fantastic singer who is quintessentially English but easily crosses the great musical divides from Celtic ballads to blues and Berlioz. She's famed too for an unlikely taste in bass instruments (she could turn up with her giant mandobass or slimline semi-acoustic double bass), accompanying Simon on guitar on anything from Vivaldi to bluegrass and even managing a step dance if the wind is in the right direction.

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Brid Harper And Tony O'connell

on Fri, 11 Mar 2016 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 8:00pm

Brid Harper, (fiddle) and Tony O'Connell, (concertina) will grace us with their fabulous traditional music, and we can't wait!! Doors will open at 7.30 with Angela Usher and Debbie Garvey kicking off the night at 8pm. Brid Harper and Tony O'Connell will then take to the stage ...at 9pm. Tickets are £10 and can be bought from the Chorlton Club: 0161 881 2898 *ALSO, Brid Harper will be holding a fiddle workshop on Sat 12th March at 12pm in the Chorlton Irish Club. The workshop will last for 1 hour and costs; £7 each. Brid Harper: Bríd Harper is originally from Castlefinn Co Donegal and is now living near Dungannon Co Tyrone. She has been hailed as one of the leading exponents of traditional fiddle playing of our time and many of Ireland's traditional musicians cite her as having been a major influence. In 1988 she won all three major titles-the Senior All Ireland, the Oireachtas and the Fiddler of Dooney. She is highly respected both as a performer and a teacher and has been featured many times on RTE RnaG TG4 and BBC. Bríd has toured extensively and performed with numerous giants of traditional music including Dermot Byrne and Steve Cooney. Her long awaited debut solo album launched in August 2015 has been well received and has enjoyed much success to date. Tony O'Connell: Tony O'Connell hailes from Glin in West Limerick, an area rich in tradition situated just north of the Sliabh Luachra region of Ireland. He began playing music at the age of ten and won the All-Ireland concertina under-18 titles for three consecutive years and then went on to win the prestigious senior all-Ireland titles aged 18. His distinctive yet traditional style can be described as a steady pulsating rhythm characteristic for the west of Ireland while he sets himself apart from other players due to his melodic and harmonic variations, polyphonic playing and his strong dynamic expression. Being a professional musician for over 20 years, Tony has toured Europe, Asia and America, and has collaborated with some of the most acknowledged players from within the Irish music tradition. He recorded his first album in 2005 with Leitrim fiddle player Andy Morrow accompanied by Arty McGlynn. This album was voted number two in the Irish Echo 'Ceol' column's albums of the year and is surely one of the best traditional duo-albums ever recorded. Three years later he went on to record a second album with legendary fiddle player Ben Lennon, who again hails from Co. Leitrim. This album is called Rossinver Braes after one of his brother Charlie Lennon's original tunes featured on the recording. Both albums have had great reviews and acknowledgements throughout the Irish traditional music world over the last few years.

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The Producers

on Sat, 12 Mar 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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Ewan Mclennan

on Sat, 12 Mar 2016 at North Shields Linskill Centre 7:30pm

Ewan McLennan first emerged onto the UK folk scene with the release of his debut album 'Rags & Robes'. The recording gained much critical praise, described by Maverick as 'a collection of truly captivating songs', and featured in MOJO's top ten folk albums of 2010. After an appearance on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show and a televised performance for the Celtic Connections Festival at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, his debut was capped by winning the BBC Folk Award's Horizon Award in 2011. Ewan's music was immediately noted for its depth of feeling and sincerity, something which comes from his respect and passion for the music he plays. Whether singing haunting traditional Scottish ballads or weaving the powerful stories that make-up his own songs, Ewan's unique, moving and earthy voice is always compelling. Having performed with and been taught by a number of world-renowned guitarists, from Martin Simpson to Robin Hill and Gerry Douglas, his own guitar playing is recognised as outstanding and forms an essential part of his music. The much-awaited second album, 'The Last Bird to Sing', was also greeted with glowing reviews and confirmed his prominence amongst the new generation of folk musicians. As well as continuing to plough the furrow of traditional song Ewan's self-penned songs on his second album were once again met with critical acclaim. His track 'Joe Glenton' was awarded a prestigious national award for political song-writing, reinforcing his reputation as a singer who does not shy away from stinging social commentary. The release of 'The Last Bird to Sing' gained Ewan several further awards, including the Spiral Earth Award for Best Male Singer of 2013. During these years Ewan toured constantly around the UK and overseas and has gained a reputation for intimate and moving performances. In 2013, Ewan performed on the world-renowned Transatlantic Sessions together with the finest folk musicians from around the world. The series had him collaborating with artists such as Aly Bain, Tim O'Brien, Cara Dillon and Mike McGoldrick and showcased both Ewan's unique interpretation of traditional song and his own self-penned songs. Ewan's latest album 'Stories still Untold' was released in September 2014 to critical acclaim. '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 'Stories Still Untold is a stunning collection of songs and an album which confirms Ewan's name as one of the bright lights on the folk scene today'. Bright Young Folk

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Kit Holmes With Al Greenwood

on Sat, 12 Mar 2016 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Enjoy an uplifting evening of gorgeous guitar, poignant lyrics and feisty fiddle playing, all with Kit's incredible sense of fun! Kit's trademark sultry vocals and virtuoso guitar playing have wowed audiences across the UK through extensive touring with the guitar hero, John Etheridge. The Observer described her music as "Macy Gray meets Nick Drake", and both Bob Harris and Andy Kershaw have featured her on their BBC shows. Recent gigs include: Paul McCartney's LIPA; the Anne Frank Awards at the BBC; a performance for Bill Bryson and Andy Kershaw and a headline show at the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain. Kit's third album, Driving into the Blue, which features the legendary double bass player Danny Thompson, was met with high critical acclaim. Expect an enthralling and energetic live performance of blues-driven roots with a soul sensibility.

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Kit Holmes With Al Greenwood

on Sat, 12 Mar 2016 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Enjoy an uplifting evening of gorgeous guitar, poignant lyrics and feisty fiddle playing, all with Kit's incredible sense of fun! Kit's trademark sultry vocals and virtuoso guitar playing have wowed audiences across the UK through extensive touring with the guitar hero, John Etheridge. The Observer described her music as "Macy Gray meets Nick Drake", and both Bob Harris and Andy Kershaw have featured her on their BBC shows. Recent gigs include: Paul McCartney's LIPA; the Anne Frank Awards at the BBC; a performance for Bill Bryson and Andy Kershaw and a headline show at the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain. Kit's third album, Driving into the Blue, which features the legendary double bass player Danny Thompson, was met with high critical acclaim. Expect an enthralling and energetic live performance of blues-driven roots with a soul sensibility.

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Breabach

on Sat, 12 Mar 2016 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

Twin Highland Pipers front this energetic 5-piece Scottish band touring to promote their new album.

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Blackbeards Tea Party

on Sat, 12 Mar 2016 at London The Borderline 7:00pm

"Voted best band at last year's Cropredy Convention, and named THE band to see at Glastonbury by the Huffington Post, 2014 also saw Blackbeard's Tea Party make a huge impact at festivals as diverse as Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Costa Del Folk in Spain, and the Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo. With this growing reputation, it's hardly a surprise that they are one of the most in- demand bands on the folk circuit. Now Blackbeard's Tea Party bring their brand of gut sy folk rock to The Borderline for the first time. Traditional songs and folk tunes are given a heavy rock edge with playful arrangements and driving dance rhythms. This is all mixed up in an engaging, high-octane stage show that frequently leaves audiences cheering for more." Playing together since summer 2009, Blackbeard's Tea Party began as a busking, function and ceilidh band, but quickly grew a reputation as a formidable live act. They soon found themselves selling out venues in their home town of York. Word quickly spread, and the band began to play gigs further afield, including a number of noteworthy festival concerts and ceilidh bookings through 2010 and 2011. These included Sidmouth, Shrewsbury and a headline slot at Galtres, amongst others. During this time, Blackbeard's Tea Party released a mini-album (Heavens to Betsy, 2009) and a full length album (Tomorrow We'll Be Sober, 2011) to excellent critical acclaim and public response. Both were funded and distributed independently.After the release of Heavens to Betsy the band's distinct sound was picked up by the BBC's Mike Harding, who played Blackbeard's Tea Party on BBC Radio 2's weekly folk show. Since the release of Tomorrow We'll Be Sober - which R2 Magazine gave a five star rating - Blackbeard's Tea Party have gone from strength to strength. They were recognised as one of the best live bands in the UK in the 2011 FATEA Awards and 2012 saw a long run of festival bookings, including Cambridge and Whitby, and return visits to Sidmouth and Shrewsbury, amongst others. 2013 saw the band continue to grow. In April, Blackbeard's Tea Party issued their second full length album "Whip Jamboree", released nationwide through Proper Music Distribution and reaching #4 on the Amazon MP3 folk charts alongside continued critical praise. In support of the release the band embarked on 2 UK headline tours playing far and wide in both the Spring and Autumn.

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Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman

on Sat, 12 Mar 2016 at Sutton Benger Village Hall 7:30pm

Two of the British folk scenes most accomplished performers, Kathryn and Sean have graced stages the world over in a number of guises. The intimacy and strength of passion shown as a duo, combined with an eclectic repertoire ensures a rare treat for any listener. Born and raised in the South Yorkshire mining town of Barnsley, Kathryn has sung since she could speak. An early duo career with fellow Barnsleyite, Kate Rusby, led to much critical acclaim and an award winning album along with Kathryn being the first singer to win the revered BBC Young Tradition award. The Kate and Kathryn partnership led swiftly to the teaming up with 3 brothers from West Devon and the folk pop band 'Equation' Her relationship with Sean Lakeman flourished, both personally and musically, and after a decade of relentless touring the two decided to return to their English folk roots and gig as an acoustic duo. Sean Lakeman is a tour-de-force of modern folk music, whether on stage or in the recording studio As the eldest of the 3 'Lakeman Brothers', Sean was raised on Dartmoor and has played the guitar since the age of six. He famously orchestrated the sound of his little brother Seth, producing his most successful albums and scooping many awards. He excels when working in a band or as an accompanist and his musical services have been called upon by many other leading artists and groups. As well as producing all four Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman albums, his production credits include some of the biggest names in British folk and folk-rock including Levellers, Seth Lakeman, Frank Turner, Billy Bragg, Imelda May, Bellowhead and Show of Hands. Twin daughters and a folk-rock whirlwind forced Kathryn (Vocals / Piano / Woodwind) and Sean (Guitar), to sideline their popular duo performances. After almost a decade, 2012 saw a spectacular return in conjunction with their critically acclaimed album 'Hidden People'. Awards and much praise followed and the couple re-established themselves as one of the top British folk duos. Their 2015 album 'Tomorrow will follow today' is simply the cherry on the cake. We are delighted to welcome them to Sutton Benger Village Hall, a friendly and intimate venue with great acoustics. Winners 'BEST DUO' Spiral Earth Awards 2015 Winners 'BEST DUO' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013 http://www.kathrynrobertsandseanlakeman.com/

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Neil Mcsweeney And Vera Van Heeringen

on Sat, 12 Mar 2016 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute 8:00pm

Neil and Vera are wonderful artists in their own right, great writers and sensitive musicians. Together they put on a wonderful evening of intimate and beautiful music. Sure to sell out, book very quickly to make sure you are there to share it.

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Neil Mcsweeney And Vera Van Heeringen

on Sat, 12 Mar 2016 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute 8:00pm

Neil and Vera are wonderful artists in their own right, great writers and sensitive musicians. Together they put on a wonderful evening of intimate and beautiful music. Sure to sell out, book very quickly to make sure you are there to share it.

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Sing Me Herstory

on Sat, 12 Mar 2016 at Exeter Cygnet Theatre 7:30pm

Women Folk: 'Sing me Herstory' Wren Music celebrate International Women's Day Special guests join members of the Wren Band Sarah Owen and Marilyn Tucker with Amy Wilson in a celebration of the unsung heroines of women's history. International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

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Sing Me Herstory

on Sat, 12 Mar 2016 at Exeter Cygnet Theatre 7:30pm

Women Folk: 'Sing me Herstory' Wren Music celebrate International Women's Day Special guests join members of the Wren Band Sarah Owen and Marilyn Tucker with Amy Wilson in a celebration of the unsung heroines of women's history. International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

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Psk Trio (pascal+souza+kacomanolis)

on Sat, 12 Mar 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ PSK Trio (Pascal+Souza+Kacomanolis) 'Africa Railway project' is the new live project of Carmen Souza and Theo Pascal together with Mozambican percussionist and drummer Elias Kacomanolis. This power Trio have been touring, almost non-stop, all over the world with 'Carmen Souza project' for the last 2 years. This intense experience opened the necessity for an alternative platform to explore other African roots/rhythms especially from Lusophone countries and others...This 3 acclaimed musicians would like to invite you to take the 'Africa Railway' train and embark on a new journey with Destination unknown....

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Melodeon Concert: John Kirkpatrick & Ed Rennie

on Sat, 12 Mar 2016 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8:00pm

John Kirkpatrick, one of the most prolific figures of the British folk scene, is joined by Devon's Ed Rennie for an evening of the finest melodeon music.

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Melodeon Concert: John Kirkpatrick & Ed Rennie

on Sat, 12 Mar 2016 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8:00pm

John Kirkpatrick, one of the most prolific figures of the British folk scene, is joined by Devon's Ed Rennie for an evening of the finest melodeon music.

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Faustus March Tour

on Sat, 12 Mar 2016 at Ripon Golden Lion 8:00pm

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Brooks Williams Returns

on Sat, 12 Mar 2016 at Brixham Theatre 7:30pm

Ranked one of the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, singer-songwriter Brooks Williams writes groove-laden songs and delivers them with an easy-going vocal style and monstrous guitar chops. Walking the line between blues and Americana, with a bit of jazz and rockabilly thrown in for good measure, Brooks Williams is a genre defying guitarist singer. A road warrior, in the truest sense, Brooks has toured the world for over 25 years, amassing a staggering back-catalogue of songs, recordings and tales. With nearly 20 CDs to his name, this Statesboro Georgia native is impossible not to like. "How soulful a solo guitarist can be when he has talent, taste and astonishing technique." (Blues Revue) Classy, tasteful, bright, and hugely enjoyable!" (Blues Matters)

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New Roots Presents: Stick In The Wheel

on Sat, 12 Mar 2016 at London The Winemaker's Club 7:00pm

The Winemakers Club 41A Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4AN Ph 020 7236 2936 Doors 7.00 pm. Music from 7.30 pm. The Winemakers is a stuningly atmospheric candle-lit stone arch in the vaults of Holborn Viaduct, two minutes from Farringdon tube station, attached to a beautiful independently run wine, whiskey & craft beer bar. www.newrootsevents.com For all enquiries please email newrootsevents@gmail.com The breakthrough folk act of last year, the brilliant Stick In The Wheel are a raw and uncompromising London folk band. Brought up in the thriving culture of working class East London and cutting their teeth at the forefront of the early grime/dubstep scene, they bring those influences and attitudes to their traditional music- the songs are roughed up down dark alleys with lyrics that are direct, honest, and caustic, and at the same time eloquently poetic. Last year was quite a year for Stick In The Wheel, they were fROOTS Magazine's Album of 2015 winners, 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Nomination Horizon Award for Best Emerging Act, 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Nomination Best Traditional Track, FATEA Magazine 2015 Best Debut Album winners, 2015 Spiral Earth Nomination Best Debut for Bones EP and are favourites of Tom Robinson on 6Music and XFM's Jon Kennedy, having recorded sessions for both. The band is spearheaded by Nicola Kearey's fierce uncompromising vocal delivery, accompanied by Fran Foote's harmony vocal and underpinned by sparse taut arrangements featuring Ian Carter on dobro, Si Foote on percussion and Joolie Wood on fiddle. They specialise in distinctly London-centric, rarely heard traditional British folk songs. Their repertoire includes pieces up to 400 years old, and they seamlessly combine this deep link to the past with their own compositions. Their music is sparklingly original, fiercely fresh and fearless in it's attitude. A triumph ★★★★ The Observer SITW make Mumford & Sons sound like Roger Whittaker Record Collector Magazine Splendidly pugnacious The Telegraph Inspirationally abrasive The Guardian WATCH STICK IN THE WHEEL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYvZayrdqUU The hottest new folk band for ages Ian Anderson, fRoots magazine A real discovery Tom Robinson, BBC6Music A truly exciting and original new talent in British music, Jinnwoo is a young folk musician from Brighton- The Independent listed him as one of their 10 acts to watch for 2015. His sound is sparse folk, with intense and unique vocals that the Guardian described as a " gothic folk-croak...unspooling from his innards,". Undoubtedly a folk artist, his reach expands beyond the confines of the genre- supports to Alt-J, Ghostpoet, Lucy Rose, Jeffrey Lewis, Willy Mason, Kyla La Grange, Frank Fairfield, Robert Ellis and Alasdair Roberts give an indication of his appeal. He was also recently invited to play at Cecil Sharpe House as a celebration of the new folk generation. 'Jinnwoo is the most singular new folk talent i've heard in some time' ★★★★ The Guardian - 'Jinnwoo's gothic folk-croak is a confessional reel unspooling from his innards, a tale of circling doom' Clash Magazine - 'Jinnwoo is a true original' Subba Cultcha- '...full of emotion and a stripped back grace that feels completely alien to everything else around at the moment. It's rustic and aged in influence' WATCH JINWOO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMIXjpn1YC0 The enigmatic Men Daimler has been described as the disputed offspring of Iggy Pop, Jacques Brel and John Otway. He has been called a freak-folk rock'n'roller, thrilling, terrifying and outrageous. He has shared stages with Billy Childish, Hawk and a Hacksaw, Micah P Hinson, Pictish Trail, Katie Tunstall, Rozi Plain, Toni Allen and many many more. 'Mr. Diamler's music seems to carve its initials somewhere between Son House & Syd Barrett on the musical park-bench. That said, this is fiery and unapologetic music that lives in a fucked up, peculiar world of it's own. Lopsided folk music that leaps at you, sometimes very literally' Thora Zine WATCH MEN DAIMLER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO_YxssZeiM

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Megson - In Melbourn

on Sat, 12 Mar 2016 at Royston All Saints Community Hall Melbourn 7:30pm

MEGSON bring their award winning folk music to Melbourn! Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. As fRoots Magazine puts it 'if you don't like the music here then you have a problem' 2014 saw the release of In A Box, their much anticipated brand new studio album. Featuring guest performances by Seth Lakeman , Jess Morgan & The Willows it was not only named one of the Best Folk Albums of 2014 by The Telegraph but also The Sunday Express Album Of The Week. Their rich acoustic mix of miners, lovers, charlatans and whimsy is about as traditional as folk gets, but never sounds old or dulled. said Q Magazine's Andy Fyfe, while Colin Irwin wrote in MOJO In A Box brackets Stu and Debbie Hanna among the upper echelon of Brit folk songwriters. . There is no bar at the venue but audience members can bring their own drinks! The hall is located behind All Saints Church, High Street, Melbourn.

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Ditte Elly Album Launch

on Sat, 12 Mar 2016 at Gosforth Trinity Church 7:30pm

A special concert to celebrate the release of Ditte Elly's debut album. The wonderful Caoilfhionn Rose will play at 8.15, and Ditte Elly & Band will play at 9.15. Disabled access throughout. Bar open from 7.30pm.

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Ditte Elly Album Launch

on Sat, 12 Mar 2016 at Gosforth Trinity Church 7:30pm

A special concert to celebrate the release of Ditte Elly's debut album. The wonderful Caoilfhionn Rose will play at 8.15, and Ditte Elly & Band will play at 9.15. Disabled access throughout. Bar open from 7.30pm.

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CcÉ Loch Lao Annual Concert 2016

on Sat, 12 Mar 2016 at Belfast St Mary's University College 7:00am

CCÉ Loch Lao's annual showcase of the best in Irish traditional music, song and dance including music groups, céilí bands, singers, harpers, pipers, fiddlers, guitarists and much more. The performers made up of a wide range of county, provincial and all-Ireland champions will ensure a night of top class lively foot-tapping entertainment.

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CcÉ Loch Lao Annual Concert 2016

on Sat, 12 Mar 2016 at Belfast St Mary's University College 7:00am

CCÉ Loch Lao's annual showcase of the best in Irish traditional music, song and dance including music groups, céilí bands, singers, harpers, pipers, fiddlers, guitarists and much more. The performers made up of a wide range of county, provincial and all-Ireland champions will ensure a night of top class lively foot-tapping entertainment.

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Blair Dunlop In Concert

on Sat, 12 Mar 2016 at Retford St. Michael the Archangel's Church 7:30pm

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Doncaster Folk Festival Spring Showcase

on Sat, 12 Mar 2016 at Doncaster Ukraine Centre 6:30pm

Each Spring, the Festival presents a taster for the main event and brings you the best in Folk, Acoustic, Roots and Blues Music featuring an early visit from one of the Festival acts as well as the best of local talent. The Ukrainian Centre (Roots Music Club), is a lovely, welcoming and 'proper' concert hall with excellent sound and lighting. Get there early for a fine selection of Real Ales and quality home-cooked food. Music kicks of at 7.30. For further information visit www.doncasterfolkfestival.co.uk or follow us on Facebook.

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The Rosellys + The Lost Notes - Two Bands, Two Full Sets

on Sat, 12 Mar 2016 at Birmingham Tower of Song 7:45pm

Clubhouse records signing The Rosellys, fresh from their album tour of America, are joined by Birmingham Band The Lost Notes for a joint gig at the legendary Tower of Song. Both bands will play a full set. So get ready for a fine evening of hand clapping, foot stomping, head nodding, harmony driven, acoustic sunshine. First band will be on at 20:30...

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Women In Unison: In Celebration Of International Women's Day 2016

on Sat, 12 Mar 2016 at London St Ethelburga's 7:00pm

We are so happy to celebrate International Women's Day 2016 with an amazing and varied programme of music and storytelling featuring DJ Ritu, Heleni Achilleos, Jyotsna Srikanth, Daphna Sadeh and Pakaw! More information to come very soon.

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Fred Eaglesmith

on Sun, 13 Mar 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FRED EAGLESMITH: The heart of rock and roll is alive and well with Fred Eaglesmith's 20th album, Tambourine. Fusing together all of Fred's past influences, the result is pure rock 'n 'roll reminiscent of 1966. Eaglesmith is a veteran of the music industry and at the same time is about as far away from actually participating in today's music industry as one could be. Never operating within anyone's boundaries, he continues to set the standard for independent artists everywhere. While blazing his own often colourful path he has avoided most of the traps and pitfalls of his peers, his career reads like a manual on how to succeed in music today without trying to fit into the traditional business models. Tambourine was recorded live off the floor using an eight-track analogue console capturing the entire band playing together in the same room. Created during a month long session in an old hall in the hamlet of Vittoria, Ontario, Fred consciously stayed far away from anything that is popular in the mainstream music right now. The result a combination of Eaglesmith's craftsmanship in songwriting and a fusion of rock 'n' roll circa 1966, Motown, and even Tejano influences. Never one to shy away from taking chances with his music and career direction, Tambourine is no exception. When I put the songs together for Tambourine, I was thinking about the days when there were five push buttons on an automobile radio, Eaglesmith explains. Everyone was listening to AM stations and, at any given time, one of those five buttons was playing a song worth listening to. The album is a walk through the garden of rock 'n' roll. The music's roots are firmly dug in the mid-to-late 60s. The primary essence is 1966 the year that gave us Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde and Question Mark & the Mysterians. Unlike Eaglesmith's previous recordings the songs on Tambourine are more based on the music rather that the lyrics, often building upon a main guitar riff or bass line. The days spent recording in Eaglesmith's one room studio were long and arduous. Often arrangements would be worked out on the spot and with the band playing numerous live takes in the studio. On the other hand, like a lot of Eaglesmith's albums, Tambourine mixes rock 'n' roll and R&B with richly drawn characters, meaty themes and stunning turns of phrase. The opening track, What it Takes, is a song that touches upon a subject Eaglesmith is no stranger to: dedication and perseverance. The plaintive rock anthem with an irresistible beat Can't Dance, lends his voice to young and old alike in an age of musical genre boundaries. Eaglesmith's vocals fit perfectly to the heartfelt lyrics of Engineer, a broken hearted man's plea for peace, and in That's What You Do, a narrative set to the band's spacious and soulful playing. The band shows their musicality and versatility on the Tejano influenced Small Town. The driving, soul-infused Nobody Gets Everything, is a splendid breakup tune with universal resonance. Sally Green gives a psychedelic, gospel-esque portrait of the girl you hate to love. Tambourine closes on the blue, brooding song, Whip a Dog, with Eaglesmith and the band locked into a deep hypnotic groove. Eaglesmith, a songwriter's songwriter, has a depth that is informed by miles of experience as a true road dog. Fred is not only the star of show but also the bus driver and chief mechanic while on tour, keeping him and his band on the road. Unlike many of today's artists, touring is not something he does some of the time or only in support of a new record. Touring is his life and The Fred Eaglesmith Travelling Steam Show is one of the last full time travelling shows today. Their busy itinerary added up to more than 270 days on the road last year and saw Fred only returning home long enough to play a handful of local shows and to go into the studio to record the new album. A typical day in the life of Eaglesmith will find him driving an average of four to eight hours between shows in his converted 1990 Bluebird tour bus. He outfitted the bus with a system of filters and pumps which he designed himself to enable them to run on waste vegetable oil recycled from deep fryers in venues and restaurants along the road. This past year included seeing Fred astonish many local mechanics by changing his own blown bus transmission on the side of a highway in rural Alberta without missing one gig. Adding a touch of the theatrics to every show, Eaglesmith dubbed his band The Traveling Steam Show and they began performing in steampunk-ish outfits a few years ago when he released his Latin-influenced rock album Cha Cha Cha. It harkens back to the '60s and '70s variety shows that were on TV, Eaglesmith told the Albuquerque Journal. It's a show. It's a lot more than a concert. I like to pay attention to what's cutting edge and bring that into the live show. And with such great attention to giving the best in his performances both live and recorded, critics have taken notice. The Bend Bulletin praised Fred as a singer-songwriter with a loyal fan base: a raconteur known for his funny stories and sometimes funny, sometimes poignant songsa figure to whom 'entertainer,' 'humorous' and 'original' can be applied in equal measure. And the Los Angeles Times, in a live review, noted: Eaglesmith snarled out lyrics that underscore his overriding attitude that music and musicians ought to be cherished in the here-and-now and valued for the quality of their art, not the size of their bank accounts or TV ratings. Eaglesmith's songwriting has also earned him multiple International awards and his songs have been covered by some of the biggest names in Nashville including Toby Keith, Alan Jackson and Miranda Lambert. His music has been featured in films and television scores including those of True Blood and Grimm. Fred and his band have also performed as the musical guest on Late Show With David Letterman. This past year has also seen the launch of a highly successful musical theatre production Dear Johnny Deere inspired by and based on Fred's songs. Despite all of these accomplishments you are more likely to see him playing to 150 of his fans in a small town community hall rather than at a large capacity theatre or concert venue. Likewise it is more probable to hear about his next show via a hand-stencilled roadside sign and to find Fred sleeping in his bus in a Walmart parking lot or local campground over a 5-star hotel. Tambourine reaffirms Fred Eaglesmith's rock 'n' roll odyssey and is some of his most comprehensive work yet. The band's musical cohesion shows how tried and true his Travelling Steam Show really is and the level of production and engineering brings it all together to set a new bar of originality and creativity.

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Liz Simcock

on Sun, 13 Mar 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

2016 Richmond upon Thames Music and Drama Festival TwickFolk Friends and Family: Liz Simcock Liz Simcock will chalk up her 10th appearance at TwickFolk with this concert. Last time, she was here she was backed by Dave Ellis & Boo Howard (who played last week - see what we mean by 'friends & family'?), but for the Festival she'll be performing solo. Liz writes songs and performs them in folk and acoustic clubs in and around the Southeast and beyond. In 1999 she featured on the Playpen Album of New Acoustic Music alongside Eliza Carthy, Billy Bragg, Eddi Reader and Kathryn Williams. Since then she has trodden an independent path, gaining a growing reputation as a performer and songwriter. Liz counts Richard Thompson, Clive Gregson, Boo Hewerdine and Joni Mitchell amongst her main songwriting role models. Liz's fourth album (Friday Night Train Home) was released in November 2013. In November 2015 she toured with Clive Gregson, in a celebration of the Gregson & Collister back catalogue. Read more about Liz on her web site: www.lizsimcock.com

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Liz Simcock

on Sun, 13 Mar 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

2016 Richmond upon Thames Music and Drama Festival TwickFolk Friends and Family: Liz Simcock Liz Simcock will chalk up her 10th appearance at TwickFolk with this concert. Last time, she was here she was backed by Dave Ellis & Boo Howard (who played last week - see what we mean by 'friends & family'?), but for the Festival she'll be performing solo. Liz writes songs and performs them in folk and acoustic clubs in and around the Southeast and beyond. In 1999 she featured on the Playpen Album of New Acoustic Music alongside Eliza Carthy, Billy Bragg, Eddi Reader and Kathryn Williams. Since then she has trodden an independent path, gaining a growing reputation as a performer and songwriter. Liz counts Richard Thompson, Clive Gregson, Boo Hewerdine and Joni Mitchell amongst her main songwriting role models. Liz's fourth album (Friday Night Train Home) was released in November 2013. In November 2015 she toured with Clive Gregson, in a celebration of the Gregson & Collister back catalogue. Read more about Liz on her web site: www.lizsimcock.com

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Breabach

on Sun, 13 Mar 2016 at London 100 Club 7:00pm

MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards Folk Band of the Year winner 2012″ 'As disciplined as they're fiery, as tasteful as they're exhilarating, they blend the best of old and new in truly compelling style' Scotsman Breabach deliver a thrilling and unique brand of contemporary folk music which has earned the group international recognition on the world and roots music scene as one of the UK's most dynamic and powerful bands.

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Martin Simpson

on Sun, 13 Mar 2016 at Topsham Matthews Hall 7:30pm

Martin Simpson is widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. His solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving. Doors 7.30pm Concert Starts 8pm

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Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro

on Sun, 13 Mar 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:00pm

£5 Super-Early | £10 Early | £12 General Advance | £15 on the Door. 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. Martin will be touring solo across the UK during November and December and plans for a duo tour with Daniel are already in the pipeline for March 2016.

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Beer In The Afternoon - Phil Beer In Concert

on Sun, 13 Mar 2016 at Galmpton Village Institute Hall 2:30pm

Doors open at 2:30, concert starts at 3:00 Bring your own drinks!

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Croabh Rua Live & Direct From Belfast

on Sun, 13 Mar 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Belfast's finest acoustic four-piece deliver a stunning mix of Traditional Irish Music and Song from the heart. Impeccable musicians, theirs is a rich sound, mixing jigs, reels and polkas with tender ballads and airs. Uillean pipes, fiddle, whistles and guitar combine effortlessly blending the exciting banjo/mandolin playing of Brian Connolly and passionate vocals from Jim Rainey. Constant European touring has earned the band wide recognition .With six albums to date, their latest is entitled I'd Understand You If I knew What You Meant. Unmissable! The mighty Northern style of Irish Traditional Music cruises through their veins (FRoots) www.craobhrua.com

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Gavin Davenport And Tom Kitching

on Sun, 13 Mar 2016 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Fiddle, mandolin and guitar combine to remarkable effect on a good mix of the old and the new. Spellbinding, vital and organic.

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Blackbeards Tea Party

on Sun, 13 Mar 2016 at Southampton The Talking Heads 7:30pm

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Winter Wilson London Album Launch At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 13 Mar 2016 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Since joining forces in 1995, Lincolnshire-based Dave Wilson and Kip Winter have built a reputation across the UK and beyond for superb songs, sublime harmonies and a style that's very much their own. Folk with a splash of blues, singing out for the underdog, beautiful songs, beautifully sung and a weird humour all of their own. And tonight will see the launch of their new album "Ashes and Dust" 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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Faustus March Tour

on Sun, 13 Mar 2016 at Haydon Bridge Community Centre 8:00pm

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Faustus March Tour

on Sun, 13 Mar 2016 at Haydon Bridge Community Centre 8:00pm

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The Washboard Resonators

on Sun, 13 Mar 2016 at Doncaster Brewery & Tap - Upper Room 4:00pm

This band is a vintage styled blues duo. The music is a mixture of popular songs spanning blues, rock & roll, folk, skiffle, swing and vaudeville. The 1920s, 30s & 40s are the eras that they aim to bring to life. There is an interesting selection of instruments; Martyn plays a 1930s resonator guitar and banjo and Jack plays washboard and a suit case bass drum. Both sing lead and sing harmonies, which along with the occasional funny song makes for a full and varied show.

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Fred Eaglesmith

on Sun, 13 Mar 2016 at London Green Note 1:45pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 1.45pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 2.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 3.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FRED EAGLESMITH: The heart of rock and roll is alive and well with Fred Eaglesmith's 20th album, Tambourine. Fusing together all of Fred's past influences, the result is pure rock 'n 'roll reminiscent of 1966. Eaglesmith is a veteran of the music industry and at the same time is about as far away from actually participating in today's music industry as one could be. Never operating within anyone's boundaries, he continues to set the standard for independent artists everywhere. While blazing his own often colourful path he has avoided most of the traps and pitfalls of his peers, his career reads like a manual on how to succeed in music today without trying to fit into the traditional business models. Tambourine was recorded live off the floor using an eight-track analogue console capturing the entire band playing together in the same room. Created during a month long session in an old hall in the hamlet of Vittoria, Ontario, Fred consciously stayed far away from anything that is popular in the mainstream music right now. The result a combination of Eaglesmith's craftsmanship in songwriting and a fusion of rock 'n' roll circa 1966, Motown, and even Tejano influences. Never one to shy away from taking chances with his music and career direction, Tambourine is no exception. When I put the songs together for Tambourine, I was thinking about the days when there were five push buttons on an automobile radio, Eaglesmith explains. Everyone was listening to AM stations and, at any given time, one of those five buttons was playing a song worth listening to. The album is a walk through the garden of rock 'n' roll. The music's roots are firmly dug in the mid-to-late 60s. The primary essence is 1966 the year that gave us Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde and Question Mark & the Mysterians. Unlike Eaglesmith's previous recordings the songs on Tambourine are more based on the music rather that the lyrics, often building upon a main guitar riff or bass line. The days spent recording in Eaglesmith's one room studio were long and arduous. Often arrangements would be worked out on the spot and with the band playing numerous live takes in the studio. On the other hand, like a lot of Eaglesmith's albums, Tambourine mixes rock 'n' roll and R&B with richly drawn characters, meaty themes and stunning turns of phrase. The opening track, What it Takes, is a song that touches upon a subject Eaglesmith is no stranger to: dedication and perseverance. The plaintive rock anthem with an irresistible beat Can't Dance, lends his voice to young and old alike in an age of musical genre boundaries. Eaglesmith's vocals fit perfectly to the heartfelt lyrics of Engineer, a broken hearted man's plea for peace, and in That's What You Do, a narrative set to the band's spacious and soulful playing. The band shows their musicality and versatility on the Tejano influenced Small Town. The driving, soul-infused Nobody Gets Everything, is a splendid breakup tune with universal resonance. Sally Green gives a psychedelic, gospel-esque portrait of the girl you hate to love. Tambourine closes on the blue, brooding song, Whip a Dog, with Eaglesmith and the band locked into a deep hypnotic groove. Eaglesmith, a songwriter's songwriter, has a depth that is informed by miles of experience as a true road dog. Fred is not only the star of show but also the bus driver and chief mechanic while on tour, keeping him and his band on the road. Unlike many of today's artists, touring is not something he does some of the time or only in support of a new record. Touring is his life and The Fred Eaglesmith Travelling Steam Show is one of the last full time travelling shows today. Their busy itinerary added up to more than 270 days on the road last year and saw Fred only returning home long enough to play a handful of local shows and to go into the studio to record the new album. A typical day in the life of Eaglesmith will find him driving an average of four to eight hours between shows in his converted 1990 Bluebird tour bus. He outfitted the bus with a system of filters and pumps which he designed himself to enable them to run on waste vegetable oil recycled from deep fryers in venues and restaurants along the road. This past year included seeing Fred astonish many local mechanics by changing his own blown bus transmission on the side of a highway in rural Alberta without missing one gig. Adding a touch of the theatrics to every show, Eaglesmith dubbed his band The Traveling Steam Show and they began performing in steampunk-ish outfits a few years ago when he released his Latin-influenced rock album Cha Cha Cha. It harkens back to the '60s and '70s variety shows that were on TV, Eaglesmith told the Albuquerque Journal. It's a show. It's a lot more than a concert. I like to pay attention to what's cutting edge and bring that into the live show. And with such great attention to giving the best in his performances both live and recorded, critics have taken notice. The Bend Bulletin praised Fred as a singer-songwriter with a loyal fan base: a raconteur known for his funny stories and sometimes funny, sometimes poignant songsa figure to whom 'entertainer,' 'humorous' and 'original' can be applied in equal measure. And the Los Angeles Times, in a live review, noted: Eaglesmith snarled out lyrics that underscore his overriding attitude that music and musicians ought to be cherished in the here-and-now and valued for the quality of their art, not the size of their bank accounts or TV ratings. Eaglesmith's songwriting has also earned him multiple International awards and his songs have been covered by some of the biggest names in Nashville including Toby Keith, Alan Jackson and Miranda Lambert. His music has been featured in films and television scores including those of True Blood and Grimm. Fred and his band have also performed as the musical guest on Late Show With David Letterman. This past year has also seen the launch of a highly successful musical theatre production Dear Johnny Deere inspired by and based on Fred's songs. Despite all of these accomplishments you are more likely to see him playing to 150 of his fans in a small town community hall rather than at a large capacity theatre or concert venue. Likewise it is more probable to hear about his next show via a hand-stencilled roadside sign and to find Fred sleeping in his bus in a Walmart parking lot or local campground over a 5-star hotel. Tambourine reaffirms Fred Eaglesmith's rock 'n' roll odyssey and is some of his most comprehensive work yet. The band's musical cohesion shows how tried and true his Travelling Steam Show really is and the level of production and engineering brings it all together to set a new bar of originality and creativity.

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The Rackhouse Pilfer

on Sun, 13 Mar 2016 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30am

The Rackhouse Pilfer's brought the house down the last time that they played at The Chorlton Irish Club, so we're delighted to announce that they're coming back to play for us on; Sun 13th March! This promises to be a fantastic night, so get in early if you want tickets. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUhoriMSBCU Doors will open at 7.30 and the lads will take to the stage at 8pm. Tickets are; £10 for adults and £5 for under 16's and can be bought through The Chorlton Irish Club; 0161 881 2898 or www.wegottickets.co.uk... RACKHOUSE PILFER are a fiery & exciting band who have been getting rave reviews with their Roots blend of Irish­Americana.The rise of RACKHOUSE PILFER is unstoppable. RACKHOUSE PILFER formed in 2012 by the fireside of McGarrigles bar in Sligo, performing an acoustic set of bluegrass and folk hits from their favorite Americana artists. It wasn't long before they had to be plugged in to be heard due to their growing popularity and swelling crowds.They have been enthralling crowds throughout Ireland, Europe and Nashville and were Special Guests to Imelda May at SLIGO LIVE in October where they were a big hit with the audience, so much so that Imelda May invited them to join her for other dates.2014 saw RACKHOUSE PILFER jet off to Nashville, Tennessee to record their new album of all original tracks entitled LOVE AND HAVOC at Alex the Great studios with producer Brad Jones. Brad has worked with a long list of Pop, Rock and Alternative Country artists including Steve Earl, John Prine, John Hiatt, Josh Rouse and Bobby Bare Jr. LOVE AND HAVOC features 12 tracks penned by RACKHOUSE PILFER, most of which feature the stomping uproar you might expect from this band, but there are a few twists to the plot. While in Nashville RACKHOUSE PILFER were invited to play at the legendary Station Inn, Nashville's most famous traditional Bluegrass venue where over the years the best of the best in this genre have graced its stage. They were also asked to perform on the Viva Nashvegas live internet stream music show. At the Station Inn they played to a star studded audience including actress Mary Steenburgen, musical legends, cast members and the production team of the TV show 'Nashville'. They were invited to perform on stage with an all­star band which included Jeff Hanna (lead singer with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), Fred Eltringham (Drummer with Sheyl Crow), Mike Bub (Bass player, Steve Earle Band& Del McCoury Band), Legendary Guitarist Guthrie Trapp and many more. This was followed by an invitation on stage as guests at the Grand Ole Opry by Country Music Legend George Hamilton the IV.They were invited to perform with John Carter­Cash, son of Johnny Cash as his special guests together with Raelyn Nelson, Granddaughter of Willie Nelson.The legendary Harold Bradley features on two of the tracks from their new album 'LOVE AND HAVOC'. Harold Bradley, now 88 years old is regarded by many as being the most recorded guitar player in history and played on many hit records with Elvis, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and Jerry Lee Lewis among others. If you've ever listened to any of these artists then you have heard Harold Bradley play. Harold was most famous for inventing a style called 'Tic Tac' bass guitar and he joined Rackhouse Pilfer at their recording session in Nashville to play his legendary 'Tic Tac' guitar on two of the album tracks "Angela" and "Me and a Polar Bear". Having Harold Bradley record with the band on these two songs was a real honour for Rackhouse Pilfer.After a storming 2014 which included being awarded 'Live Band of the Year' by Hot Press & Jagermeister, recording in Nashville, 1st headline tour of Ireland & loads of great Festival shows RACKHOUSE PILFER are looking forward to an exciting 2016.

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The Rackhouse Pilfer

on Sun, 13 Mar 2016 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30am

The Rackhouse Pilfer's brought the house down the last time that they played at The Chorlton Irish Club, so we're delighted to announce that they're coming back to play for us on; Sun 13th March! This promises to be a fantastic night, so get in early if you want tickets. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUhoriMSBCU Doors will open at 7.30 and the lads will take to the stage at 8pm. Tickets are; £10 for adults and £5 for under 16's and can be bought through The Chorlton Irish Club; 0161 881 2898 or www.wegottickets.co.uk... RACKHOUSE PILFER are a fiery & exciting band who have been getting rave reviews with their Roots blend of Irish­Americana.The rise of RACKHOUSE PILFER is unstoppable. RACKHOUSE PILFER formed in 2012 by the fireside of McGarrigles bar in Sligo, performing an acoustic set of bluegrass and folk hits from their favorite Americana artists. It wasn't long before they had to be plugged in to be heard due to their growing popularity and swelling crowds.They have been enthralling crowds throughout Ireland, Europe and Nashville and were Special Guests to Imelda May at SLIGO LIVE in October where they were a big hit with the audience, so much so that Imelda May invited them to join her for other dates.2014 saw RACKHOUSE PILFER jet off to Nashville, Tennessee to record their new album of all original tracks entitled LOVE AND HAVOC at Alex the Great studios with producer Brad Jones. Brad has worked with a long list of Pop, Rock and Alternative Country artists including Steve Earl, John Prine, John Hiatt, Josh Rouse and Bobby Bare Jr. LOVE AND HAVOC features 12 tracks penned by RACKHOUSE PILFER, most of which feature the stomping uproar you might expect from this band, but there are a few twists to the plot. While in Nashville RACKHOUSE PILFER were invited to play at the legendary Station Inn, Nashville's most famous traditional Bluegrass venue where over the years the best of the best in this genre have graced its stage. They were also asked to perform on the Viva Nashvegas live internet stream music show. At the Station Inn they played to a star studded audience including actress Mary Steenburgen, musical legends, cast members and the production team of the TV show 'Nashville'. They were invited to perform on stage with an all­star band which included Jeff Hanna (lead singer with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), Fred Eltringham (Drummer with Sheyl Crow), Mike Bub (Bass player, Steve Earle Band& Del McCoury Band), Legendary Guitarist Guthrie Trapp and many more. This was followed by an invitation on stage as guests at the Grand Ole Opry by Country Music Legend George Hamilton the IV.They were invited to perform with John Carter­Cash, son of Johnny Cash as his special guests together with Raelyn Nelson, Granddaughter of Willie Nelson.The legendary Harold Bradley features on two of the tracks from their new album 'LOVE AND HAVOC'. Harold Bradley, now 88 years old is regarded by many as being the most recorded guitar player in history and played on many hit records with Elvis, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and Jerry Lee Lewis among others. If you've ever listened to any of these artists then you have heard Harold Bradley play. Harold was most famous for inventing a style called 'Tic Tac' bass guitar and he joined Rackhouse Pilfer at their recording session in Nashville to play his legendary 'Tic Tac' guitar on two of the album tracks "Angela" and "Me and a Polar Bear". Having Harold Bradley record with the band on these two songs was a real honour for Rackhouse Pilfer.After a storming 2014 which included being awarded 'Live Band of the Year' by Hot Press & Jagermeister, recording in Nashville, 1st headline tour of Ireland & loads of great Festival shows RACKHOUSE PILFER are looking forward to an exciting 2016.

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Mc Hansen

on Mon, 14 Mar 2016 at Norwich The Bicycle Shop 7:30am

Danish singer and guitar slinger M.C. HANSEN combines storytelling with acoustic folk music and contemporary country sounds. The sound of Scandinavia in American clothes - it's Scandicana! Imagine Bob Dylan playing chess with H.C. Andersen on Neil Young's front porch. M.C. Hansen teams up with singer Jacob Chano who accompanies him on the harmonium. On his new album "From Whitehorse to the Crow's Nest" he takes the listener on a journey from Whitehorse in the Yukon to the Crow's Nest close to his Danish country home with stories about golddiggers, a silver fox, cigarettes, and the death of the postman from his hometown. "MC Hansen was both easy on the ears and a joy to watch" - Paul O'Brien, Manchester Evening Post "His songs are uniformly excellent" - Jeremy Searle, R2 "seems to embody the spirit of Townes Van Zandt in his elegant, thoughtful, natural songwriting" - David Kidman, Fatea Magazine ------------------------------------------------ Support from SARAH DARLING Sarah Darling was born in Des Moines, Iowa, where her earliest exposure to music came on Sunday mornings going to church with her grandfather. She grew up dreaming in wide open spaces, and started writing music at a very young age. Now living in Nashville, she has graced the Grand Ole Opry historic stage over 80 times in the last 3 years. She has toured with major acts across the US, sharing her pure angelic voice. It has a way of cutting right through to the soul. Called A 'sophisticated songwriter with a crisp, powerful voice' by The New York Times. This marks her first tour in the UK. Sarah has been working on a new album due out Spring 2016. It's Dreamy, cinematic and she's excited to share with her UK fans.

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Mc Hansen

on Mon, 14 Mar 2016 at Norwich The Bicycle Shop 7:30am

Danish singer and guitar slinger M.C. HANSEN combines storytelling with acoustic folk music and contemporary country sounds. The sound of Scandinavia in American clothes - it's Scandicana! Imagine Bob Dylan playing chess with H.C. Andersen on Neil Young's front porch. M.C. Hansen teams up with singer Jacob Chano who accompanies him on the harmonium. On his new album "From Whitehorse to the Crow's Nest" he takes the listener on a journey from Whitehorse in the Yukon to the Crow's Nest close to his Danish country home with stories about golddiggers, a silver fox, cigarettes, and the death of the postman from his hometown. "MC Hansen was both easy on the ears and a joy to watch" - Paul O'Brien, Manchester Evening Post "His songs are uniformly excellent" - Jeremy Searle, R2 "seems to embody the spirit of Townes Van Zandt in his elegant, thoughtful, natural songwriting" - David Kidman, Fatea Magazine ------------------------------------------------ Support from SARAH DARLING Sarah Darling was born in Des Moines, Iowa, where her earliest exposure to music came on Sunday mornings going to church with her grandfather. She grew up dreaming in wide open spaces, and started writing music at a very young age. Now living in Nashville, she has graced the Grand Ole Opry historic stage over 80 times in the last 3 years. She has toured with major acts across the US, sharing her pure angelic voice. It has a way of cutting right through to the soul. Called A 'sophisticated songwriter with a crisp, powerful voice' by The New York Times. This marks her first tour in the UK. Sarah has been working on a new album due out Spring 2016. It's Dreamy, cinematic and she's excited to share with her UK fans.

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An Evening With Les Elvin

on Mon, 14 Mar 2016 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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An Evening With Les Elvin

on Mon, 14 Mar 2016 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Yves Lambert Trio

on Mon, 14 Mar 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

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The Black Feathers

on Mon, 14 Mar 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- The Black Feathers give an intimate performance that draws the listener in to a special, strong and unique bond between two people. The band have wasted no time in getting their music heard in venues around the UK, playing a multitude of shows and festivals up and down the country. Within their first year they were awarded the '5 Valleys Folk award' and the following year also picked up the 'Folkstock Arts Foundation' award for best live performance. They have toured in Germany, Holland and in the USA including a sell out show at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee. 2014 saw the release of Strangers We Meet, the duo's debut 5 track EP. It gained national airplay on BBC Radio2, as well as warm reviews from national music press, including an interview in The Sunday Times. The Telegraph also listed it as one of the best albums of 2014. The Black Feathers are acoustic, but with enough power and force to drive a sledgehammer. - fRoots Magazine Ray and Sian have spent the last three years honing their skills as songwriters and performers, and have spent the last year working on and recording their impressive début album 'Soaked to the Bone' (release date 26th Feb 2016). They are a highly regarded and respected duo on the scene, and this long awaited album is going to catapult them to new heights.

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Fred Eaglesmith

on Tue, 15 Mar 2016 at East Grinstead The Dorset Arms 7:00pm

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Matt Woosey (album Launch)

on Tue, 15 Mar 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Matt Woosey's refreshing song writing and playing style has acoustic, roots-based music at it's heart but is not limited to a particular genre. His self-penned songs are conveyed with an accomplished vocal delivery which has gained him praise from sources such as Paul Jones (BBC2), Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music) and a variety of respected publications in the UK and around the globe.

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M.c. Hansen

on Tue, 15 Mar 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Danish singer and guitar slinger M.C. HANSEN combines storytelling with acoustic folk music and contemporary country sounds. The sound of Scandinavia in American clothes - it's Scandicana! Imagine Bob Dylan playing chess with H.C. Andersen on Neil Young's front porch. M.C. Hansen teams up with singer Jacob Chano who accompanies him on the harmonium. On his new album "From Whitehorse to the Crow's Nest" he takes the listener on a journey from Whitehorse in the Yukon to the Crow's Nest close to his Danish country home with stories about golddiggers, a silver fox, cigarettes, and the death of the postman from his hometown. "MC Hansen was both easy on the ears and a joy to watch" - Paul O'Brien, Manchester Evening Post "His songs are uniformly excellent" - Jeremy Searle, R2 "seems to embody the spirit of Townes Van Zandt in his elegant, thoughtful, natural songwriting" - David Kidman, Fatea Magazine ------------------------------------------------ Support from SARAH DARLING Sarah Darling was born in Des Moines, Iowa, where her earliest exposure to music came on Sunday mornings going to church with her grandfather. She grew up dreaming in wide open spaces, and started writing music at a very young age. Now living in Nashville, she has graced the Grand Ole Opry historic stage over 80 times in the last 3 years. She has toured with major acts across the US, sharing her pure angelic voice. It has a way of cutting right through to the soul. Called A 'sophisticated songwriter with a crisp, powerful voice' by The New York Times. This marks her first tour in the UK. Sarah has been working on a new album due out Spring 2016. It's Dreamy, cinematic and she's excited to share with her UK fans.

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Yves Lambert Trio

on Tue, 15 Mar 2016 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

After wowing audiences on his 2014 tour which included a brilliant gig at Kingskerswell Parish Church, Yves Lambert is back with his Trio in the Spring of 2016. Well known for his charismatic stage presence, he is considered a reference point when it comes to Québécois folk music. Certain critics even regard him as a guiding light on the whole subject of Québec's cultural heritage, through his long-time association with the band La Bottine Souriante, in which he was a founding member and pillar of the group from 1976 to 2002. For the past 30 years M. Lambert has been a driving force in giving traditional music the place that it deserves beyond the Québec and Canadian borders

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Louis Barabbas

on Tue, 15 Mar 2016 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Bob Foxsongman Tour

on Wed, 16 Mar 2016 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Christina Martin

on Wed, 16 Mar 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Folklore presents... CHRISTINA MARTIN 'IT'LL BE ALRIGHT' UK TOUR 2016 'This is Viagra for the rock n'roll heart an awaking' Americana-UK 9/10 Christina Martin returns to Europe in 2016, with guitarist and producer Dale Murray, to play songs from her recent album It'll Be Alright. The 10-song collection finds the Canadian pop/rock acclaimed artist attaining what her music has always suggested; a place where the ghosts of her musical heroes freely mingle with pop-rock's modern architects. Fans of Petty and Springsteen, this is for you. Voted 9/10 Americana-UK A brooding piece of pop music with a glacial edge. Robin Murray, CLASHMusic.com

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Luke Daniels

on Wed, 16 Mar 2016 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

Luke Daniels is certainly a one of a kind musician. In his long and exceptionally successful career he has brought back a Victorian instrument, the Polyphon from the dead, played to sell out shows around the world and featured on the Lord of The Rings soundtrack, One of the world's best melodeon players and critically acclaimed singer songwriter, Luke Daniels is touring an all-new 'coin operated' show combining his outstanding musicianship as a songwriter, guitarist, pianist and melodeon virtuoso with an authentic Polyphon machine c1880 Doors open from 7PM and music begins at 8PM. We have a fully licensed bar serving local bottled ales, hot drinks and soft drinks but no food will be served.

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Na Leanai

on Wed, 16 Mar 2016 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30pm

We're delighted to announce that Na Leanai will be coming to perform for us on Wed 16th March. Doors will open at 7.30 and they will take to the stage at 8pm. Tickets are; £7 for adults and £5 for under 16's and can be bought through The Chorlton Irish Club; 0161 881 2898 Here's a little info about the band: http://www.naleanaimusic.com/home/4590126984 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=894fWMbLXWM Growing up performing songs and tunes learned from their musical parents The Sands Family and from other renowned musicians, it is no wonder this new folk group 'Na Leanai' (pronounced Na Lah-nee) are taking the Irish music scene by storm. Na Leanai grew up as sons and daughters of the famous County Down Folk Group and after spending many of their years growing up singing with the family, they made the decision in 2014 to officially form the band. Band members include: Sorcha Turnbull (Daughter of Anne Sands) Ryanne Sands (Daughter of Ben Sands) Eimear Keane (Daughter of Anne Sands) Fra Sands (Son of Hugh Sands) Moya Sands (Daughter of Tommy Sands) Mastering the art of blending old and new, a gig will show you a djembe used with flute, whistles, fiddle and guitar as well as the more traditional bodhran. With their first performance at last year's prestigious Fiddlers Green Festival in Rostrevor where they opened for top Trad Band Craobh Rua, Na Leanai soon after appeared on Radio Ulster Folk Club with gigs at Northern landmark venues like The Bronte Centre and Belfast's legendary Sunflower Folk Club. 2015 included a sell out concert alongside The Sands Family at the prestigious Fiddlers Green Festival in Rostrevor in which the group launched their critically acclaimed debut album 'Kindred Roots'. As well as this Na Leanai played gigs all across Ireland and headed across the water to headline the superb Marymass Festival in Scotland. As busy as 2015 has been it looks like 2016 could be even busier! http://www.naleanaimusic.com/home/4590126984

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Na Leanai

on Wed, 16 Mar 2016 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30pm

We're delighted to announce that Na Leanai will be coming to perform for us on Wed 16th March. Doors will open at 7.30 and they will take to the stage at 8pm. Tickets are; £7 for adults and £5 for under 16's and can be bought through The Chorlton Irish Club; 0161 881 2898 Here's a little info about the band: http://www.naleanaimusic.com/home/4590126984 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=894fWMbLXWM Growing up performing songs and tunes learned from their musical parents The Sands Family and from other renowned musicians, it is no wonder this new folk group 'Na Leanai' (pronounced Na Lah-nee) are taking the Irish music scene by storm. Na Leanai grew up as sons and daughters of the famous County Down Folk Group and after spending many of their years growing up singing with the family, they made the decision in 2014 to officially form the band. Band members include: Sorcha Turnbull (Daughter of Anne Sands) Ryanne Sands (Daughter of Ben Sands) Eimear Keane (Daughter of Anne Sands) Fra Sands (Son of Hugh Sands) Moya Sands (Daughter of Tommy Sands) Mastering the art of blending old and new, a gig will show you a djembe used with flute, whistles, fiddle and guitar as well as the more traditional bodhran. With their first performance at last year's prestigious Fiddlers Green Festival in Rostrevor where they opened for top Trad Band Craobh Rua, Na Leanai soon after appeared on Radio Ulster Folk Club with gigs at Northern landmark venues like The Bronte Centre and Belfast's legendary Sunflower Folk Club. 2015 included a sell out concert alongside The Sands Family at the prestigious Fiddlers Green Festival in Rostrevor in which the group launched their critically acclaimed debut album 'Kindred Roots'. As well as this Na Leanai played gigs all across Ireland and headed across the water to headline the superb Marymass Festival in Scotland. As busy as 2015 has been it looks like 2016 could be even busier! http://www.naleanaimusic.com/home/4590126984

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Skunk Boy Project

on Wed, 16 Mar 2016 at Cardiff Gwdihw 7:30pm

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Convergence 2016: Omar Souleyman

on Wed, 16 Mar 2016 at London KoKo 7:00pm

Syria's most successful musical export, singer Omar Souleyman, brings his wild dance party to London's KOKO for Convergence on Wednesday 16 March. From Syria in the Hasake region, Omar earned his reputation as an incredible live performer, singing at weddings, birthday parties and christenings. Souleyman made dabke known to an international audience, thanks to his incredible live performances, his remixes for Björk's Biophilia and his 2013 record Wenu Wenu produced by Four Tet. In 2015, Souleyman released his second and most personal album to date, Bahdeni Nami, featuring remixes by a number of renowned electronic artists including Giles Peterson, Modeselektor, Legowelt and Four Tet. "It's simple, and it's brilliant: just clap, dance and sing along, and the epiphanies will come from within." The Quietus Support comes from Clap! Clap! - a longtime Jazz player Cristiano Crisci, also known in electronic circles as Digi G'Alessio. With cross genre accolades and support spanning the globe, he is already established a one of Italy's brightest talents. Clap! Clap!'s global rhythms owe as much debt to the Inuit tribes of Alaska, as they do the Staccato footwork of Chicago and West African percussion. Cristiano's music features traditional Italian folk rhythms and melodies, mixed with a global harvest of found-sounds smashed through an electronic beat machine mindstate. Italian DJ/Production duo Simbiosi released 'Elements' for Werkdiscs/Ninja Tune in 2015 - a 3-part box set of fourteen tracks spanning techno, industrial, hardcore and abstract explorations.They've produced remixes for Actress and Vaghe Stelle for Margot Records, and open for Omar Souleyman at KOKO.

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Maz O'connor

on Thu, 17 Mar 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Folk Award nominee Maz O'Connor is one of British Folk's rising stars, fusing traditional and contemporary folk sounds. Maz was nominated for the Horizon Award at this year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, and will be touring in support of her new album in Feb 2016. Maz O'Connor is a gifted singer of traditional and self-penned songs. In 2013 she was nominated for the BBC Folk Awards Horizon Award and selected for a creative fellowship with the English Folk Dance and Song Society at London's Cecil Sharp House, funded by the BBC Performing Arts Fund. She sings both traditional folk songs and her own compositions, and accompanies her uniquely pure voice with guitar, shruti box (an idea she nicked off fellow folk artist Karine Polwart), piano and harmonium. Maz has been singing on the UK folk scene since she was 13 years old. Her first festival appearance was as an entrant in a young performers' competition, previously won by Kate Rusby. Persuaded to enter by her brother, his band were runners-up while she scooped first prize: 'I think he was trying to encourage me to be more confident,' she says, 'but it kind of backfired on both of us when I won. He actually wanted to perform in front of 1000 people' She's been gigging ever since. 'Melodic originals such as The Singing of the Ocean and Nightcap are among the standouts of a set that mixes youthful delight with gravitas, and Derby Day is O'Connor's touching tribute to suffragette martyr Emily Davison. Folk album of the year thus far. ****' (The Observer) 'Densely rich album of thoughtful, meticulously constructed songs. ****'(The Financial Times) 'Maz O'Connor's ace, apart from her remarkable songwriting talent, is her captivating voice ****' (Q Magazine) 'What did stand out were new names to Womad including a superb Maz O'Connor, playing strong traditional British and self-penned songs' (The Independent) 'Folk album of the year thus far' *** - Observer Please take a listen to Maz's last album here: https://soundcloud.com/mazoconnor/sets/maz-oconnor-this-willowed/s-r8rL www.mazoconnor.com

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Chantel Mcgreggor

on Thu, 17 Mar 2016 at Southampton The Talking Heads 7:30pm

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Funke And The Two Tone Baby + The Dyr Sister

on Thu, 17 Mar 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Funke and the Two Tone Baby + The Dyr Sister A double headline. Two incredible looping artists. Him - A one man sonic explosion. Uncategorized, uncharted. Frenzied alt-blues and metronomic dance beats. Her - A catalogue of haunting ethereal modern folk. Surreal tales with the aid of viola, mandolin, a voice and an array of found sounds... unmissable!

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Fifth Anniversary Celebration With The Blue Bishops

on Thu, 17 Mar 2016 at Richmond Crawdaddy Club 8:00pm

We are looking forward to celebrating our fifth anniversary with the fabulous Blue Bishops. We were very fortunate that these guys opened for us in March 2012 with our special guest Bill Wyman, Whilst we can't guarantee you Bill, we can promise you a great night.

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Its All About The Music Presents A St Patrick Day Special With La Phooka ...joey Hughes

on Thu, 17 Mar 2016 at Oxford Jericho Tavern 7:00pm

st patricks day special with all the classic & more performed by the the great knees up band La phooka & joe hughes

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The Willows

on Fri, 18 Mar 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

The Willows are a folk band from Cambridge, UK. Their first album Beneath Our Humble Soil was nominated for Best Debut in the Spiral Earth Awards 2014, and has been championed by the likes of Bob Harris and Mike Harding. The much anticipated follow-up Amidst Fiery Skies, co-produced with Sean Lakeman was released to critical aclaim, with The Telegraph hailing it "a triumph" in a 5-star review and a place in their folk albums of 2014. Fronted by the breathtaking vocals of Jade Rhiannon, supported by rich vocal harmonies and dynamic acoustic musicianship the band take influence from folk traditions on both sides of the Atlantic. The band were formed in 2010 by husband and wife, Cliff and Jade, sister, Prue, and chance meeting via Gumtree, Ben. Following numerous gigs in folk clubs all over the the UK supporting the likes of LAU, Seth Lakeman, & Peatbog Faeries and an eponymous EP, the band released debut album Beneath Our Humble Soil in 2013. Produced by Stu Hanna (Megson, Faustus, Show of Hands), the album caught the attention of BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris who invited the band in for a live session midway through their UK tour. Maverick Magazine gave the record 4½ stars, and it was subsequently nominated for Best Debut in the Spiral Earth Awards. Absolutely gorgeous sound A lovely album Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 A hugely enjoyable album; with songs that engage and enliven, music that appeals across the board; a warm and wonderful release Folk Radio UK Second album Amidst Fiery Skies sees the band further augment their sound with new member Evan Carson (bodhran), guest double bassist Ben Nicholls (Seth Lakeman Band, The Full English) and co-producer Sean Lakeman. For the first time the band present original, traditional and covered songs side by side, yet in many ways the record feels like their most homogenous work to date. Stories remain at the heart of the album: The banjo-driven Johnny Robson telling of a man who throws himself into the fire after an apparition of his deceased wife. The heartbreakingly tender Outward Bound (a variant on the Faithful Sailor Boy) depicting a ship's safe return to land without the maiden's lover aboard. Whilst, The Visitor describes a true story of arguably the most heroic lifeboat rescue in British history. The music itself is rich in power, with the band equally at home with pin-drop intimacy as they are invigorating foot-stompers. "***** - Amidst Fiery Skies is outstanding!" - The Telegraph "Already selected for the 'next big thing' from the burgeoning herds of young English folkies, their 2nd album is beautifully rendered" - Acoustic Magazine Alongside their achievements in the studio, a hectic touring schedule has helped the band build a reputation as a compelling live act, appearing at the likes of Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Sidmouth Folk Week, Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness, Towersey, Broadstairs, Sark, Village Pump, Secret Garden Party, Warwick Folk Festival, Folk By The Oak, Village Pump, SommerSound (Germany), Bristol Folk Festival, Purbeck and FolkEast in recent years. www.thewillowsband.co.uk

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Whiskey In The Jar

on Fri, 18 Mar 2016 at Chorley Little Theatre 7:00pm

Top folk band Whiskey In The Jar return for another special night celebrating St Patrick's Day with a rousing mix of traditional tunes and singalongs. Unreserved Seating

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Blue Rose Code

on Fri, 18 Mar 2016 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

In the space of only a short few years and two stellar albums, Blue Rose Code, Edinburgh-born Ross Wilson, has gone from song-writing in the obscurity of an East London flat to being celebrated by the industry and fans alike as a legacy artist whose work stands alone, unsullied by the restrictions of trend. As Ross himself says, I've never been cool and I've never been good-looking. In fact, I've zero interest in being cool. From the first listen, the music of Blue Rose Code pricks the ears and demands the attention. It's merely the beginning. As BBC broadcaster Mary-Anne Kennedy said recently, Blue Rose Code is one of those rare artists whose work makes you sit up and listen. The Ballads Of Peckham Rye, Blue Rose Code's latest record, was nominated for the prestigious Scottish Album Of The Year Awards in 2014 and features a roll-call of remarkable talent, the likes of which brings to mind a bye-gone era from the sixties and seventies where collaboration was part of the process of making art. Danny Thompson, Karine Polwart, John Wetton, Aidan O'Rourke and Kathryn Williams all appear on the record. Both singles from Ballads received heavy airplay and were playlisted on BBC Radio Scotland, the second, in particular, 'True Ways Of Knowing', was a personal triumph for Ross. Having left school at 16 with no qualifications, for years I believed that the great art and poetry and literature of Scotland was out of my reach, inaccessible to me. I discovered the work of Norman MacCaig and his contemporaries and all of that changed when I put MacCaig's poem, 'True Ways Of Knowing' to my own music. I'm passionate about music being a vehicle for education so to have a piece of poetry playlisted on the BBC was a great kick This was only the beginning of a broader cultural expedition where, supported by the Saltire Society, Ross is marrying the work of the Scottish Literary Renaissance to music. Further praise has come from the most unexpected of quarters in Hollywood A-lister, Ewan McGregor. Ewan explained, my uncle Denis (Lawson, star of Local Hero) gave me a copy of The Ballads Of Peckham Rye, it's beautiful and I can't stop listening to it. Blue Rose Code has toured rigorously, paid his dues the old-fashioned way, changing line-up and arrangement of songs, depending on the gig. This bold, almost jazz-like vision for performing has earned him a fiercely loyal support up and down the UK. You never know quite what you're going to get at a Blue Rose Code show, the only guarantee is an unforgettable live experience. It's this live reputation that recently had Edith Bowman personally ask for Ross to perform on the launch show of BBC At The Quay with Texas and Stornoway. Edith described Ross' performance with a nine-piece band, including guest Karine Polwart, as, truly special and beautiful. With album three very nearly in the can, Danny Thompson returning and a number of other high-profile guests TBA, it seems Blue Rose Code will continue to go precisely where his instincts take him. If you've not yet heard the music of Blue Rose Code, well, you're late to the party but we've saved you a seat.

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Marry Waterson & David A. Jaycock

on Fri, 18 Mar 2016 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.com/events.html Tickets £15 in advance or £18 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette and People's Bookshop, Durham without booking fee. (Please check opening times) Contact mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com for further information. Mix of seating (LIMITED), on a first come first served basis and standing. Doors Strictly 7pm. If you have a disability or have any special needs please contact me prior to the gig to discuss. We try to be very inclusive Support ( if arranged) around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. . We have an drinks licence. Real & Craft Ales, Lagers, Wines. Ciders and Spirits will be served along with Ouseburn Coffee Company Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course posh soft drinks. About Marry Waterson Maria Gilhooley also known as Marry Waterson is a singer, songwriter and visual artist. As part of the Waterson Family musical dynasty, marry has thrived on communal music making whilst developing highly original and distinctly English performance styles of her own. Marry is the daughter of Lal Waterson and George Knight and was born in the city of Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire. She made her recording debut as a guest on the album A True Hearted Girl by Lal and Norma Waterson in 1977. In 1988 she formed an occasional singing partnership with her mother Lal, aunt Norma Waterson and cousin Eliza Carthy under the name The Waterdaughters. She has since been a guest performer on numerous Watersons and Waterson:Carthy recordings and has often performed live with her family at festivals and special performances. Now signed to One Little Indian, in 2011 the album 'The Days That Shaped Me' co-written with her brother Oliver Knight was nominated for a Radio 2 Folk Award. A second album 'Hidden' was released in 2012. Marry currently lives in Robin Hood's Bay where she animates music videos, recently producing stage loops for Marc Almond. Previously she developed a successful practice as a sculptor working largely in sandstone. Her work has been exhibited at numerous locations in Yorkshire and the North East of England and she has completed several commissions. On 12 May 2007 Marry appeared with the Waterson family at a special concert at the Royal Albert Hall entitled A Mighty River of Song and on 25 October 2007 she appeared at the BBC Electric Proms concert Once in a Blue Moon: A Tribute to Lal Waterson at Cecil Sharp House in London. In 2007 Marry replaced Eliza Carthy in Blue Murder and made her concert debut with the group on 23 November at the Met Theatre in Bury, Greater Manchester. In January 2010 Marry performed at the Sydney Opera House in a line-up of rock and folk musicians, actors, punk rockers and more under the musical direction of Hal Willner's 'Rogues Gallery'. In 2011 she was recording and touring with her brother as Marry Waterson & Oliver Knight. In October 2013 Marry curated a tour with The Barbican bringing Lal & Mike Waterson's 'Bright Phoebus' to the stage for the first time. She performed with a cast which included Jarvis Cocker and Richard Hawley amongst others. Also this year Marry designed and produced 'Teach Me To Be A Summer's Morning' (Fledg'ling) a book and CD celebrating the works of Lal Waterson.

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Kelly Oliver

on Fri, 18 Mar 2016 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Three top class acts performing at our folk club. Tickets £5. Philip Murray Warson 8.00-8.35 Richard Walters 8.50-9.30 Kelly Oliver 9.45-10.30 Kelly Oliver Kelly Oliver has burst onto the live folk scene and if you listen to BBC Radio 2 you will also have heard her songs popping out of your speakers over the last year, as she has found favour with both Bob Harris and the Radio 2 Folk Show. Bob Harris has described Kelly on air as 'an emerging voice in British Folk', ' sincere and lovely', ' what a beautiful, pure voice' and The Times remarked that Kelly was "blending traditional values with bold indie pop sensibility". She has duetted with Fairport Convention's Dave Swarbrick, "Kelly has the vocal skills and an exquisite voice to boot. For one so young to have such a grasp of life's travails is unusual, I like Kelly Oliver's approach to the present and the past and I predict a glittering future for her" Her second album is due out on March 6th 2016. www.kellyoliver.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/kellyolivermusic/ https://twitter.com/KellyOliverUK Richard Walters Richard Walters is an English songwriter and singer based in London. As a solo artist he has released three critically acclaimed albums and four EP's since 2007. His music has featured on a number of US TV shows including Grey's Anatomy, CSI: Miami, Criminal Minds and Revenge. He also fronts new collaborative project Liu Bei. As a songwriter and collaborator Richard has worked with a number of exceptional artists, writers and producers including Dan Wilson, Morgan Page, Bernard Butler, Guy Sigsworth, Solomun, Gabrielle Aplin, Nina Nesbitt, Olafur Arnalds, Faultline, Apocalyptica, Alison Moyet and Grace Lightman www.richardwaltersmusic.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/Richardwaltersmusic https://twitter.com/RichardWalters Philip Murray Warson Philip is a singer-songwriter and actor from London. http://philipmurraywarson.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/philipmurraymusic https://twitter.com/philipmwarson Doors open at 7.00. No entrance once the acts are on stage. If you're late, you'll have to wait til the breaks. Bookshop bar open serving ale and wine, hot and cold drinks and cake! Booking highly recommended. Tickets from the link above or direct from the shop. Not available via phone. For venue and parking info please see www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk

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Simon Stanley Ward

on Fri, 18 Mar 2016 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Simon Stanley Ward is a 28 year old singer and songwriter. An old-school country singer at heart, his performance brings in elements of rockabilly, soul and folk, to provide a potent blend that rattles along with a sound and vigour that recalls Dylan and The Band going full tilt in 1965. With great stage presence and charisma - there is a whiff of the early Elvis about his persona - he has been pursuing his musical vision ruthlessly for the last twelve years. Before his solo career move, Simon was the lead singer ( for over six years) with the country rock band Black Bart. This hard working four piece band toured the country and played at many festivals, releasing two EP's and a self titled album. Simon moved to London in 2010, since when he has been a prominent fixture in the capital's growing Americana scene. In the summer of 2011 he took his solo show over to the US where he played gigs in Nashville and the surrounding area of Tennessee, to great acclaim and in the following year he released his first solo EP, 'Myself to Blame', which was very well received by critics and fans alike. In 2013 Simon toured in Northern Spain with his final show being held at the prestigious Teatro Zorilla in Valladolid. His first full solo album, released earlier this year, is simply titled 'Simon Stanley Ward', underlining his view that the musical content is an accurate reflection of the man himself. It has received warm praise from critics - "Proper country music delivered with style. The album opener "Monster Song" is quite simply one of the best country songs that this reviewer has heard in many a year. With apologies to Jon Landau, "I saw country future" - the question is does country know it? Superb album. ~ Americana UK. Simon Stanley Ward's live performances combine self deprecation, sincerity and, above all, a big slice of fun to give an emotive, energetic performance. His music honks and tonks in a way that fits both bird-wire covered roadhouse stages and the hipster bars of Hackney, music which can pull at your heart strings yet leave you upbeat and tapping your foot all the way home!

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Half Deaf Clatch

on Fri, 18 Mar 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

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Half Deaf Clatch

on Fri, 18 Mar 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

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Martyn Wyndham-read

on Fri, 18 Mar 2016 at Guildford Institute 7:45pm

Martyn Wyndham-Read is one of our most popular ever guests either at the club, the Electric Theatre or Farnham Maltings. He has been involved with folk music for over forty years. In his late teens he left his mother's farm in Sussex and headed off, with his guitar, to Australia where he worked on a sheep station Emu Springs in South Australia. It was while he was there that he heard, first hand, the old songs sung by some of the station hands at Emu Springs and he became captivated by these songs and the need to know more about them and where they came from. Back to England in 1967 where he soon started recording for Bill Leader and touring extensively worldwide. In the early 1970's Martyn started the 'Maypoles to Mistletoe' concerts which portray the seasons of the year through song, music, dance and verse and illustration. Martyn is also the instigator of the well known Song Links Project.

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Martyn Wyndham-read

on Fri, 18 Mar 2016 at Guildford Institute 7:45pm

Martyn Wyndham-Read is one of our most popular ever guests either at the club, the Electric Theatre or Farnham Maltings. He has been involved with folk music for over forty years. In his late teens he left his mother's farm in Sussex and headed off, with his guitar, to Australia where he worked on a sheep station Emu Springs in South Australia. It was while he was there that he heard, first hand, the old songs sung by some of the station hands at Emu Springs and he became captivated by these songs and the need to know more about them and where they came from. Back to England in 1967 where he soon started recording for Bill Leader and touring extensively worldwide. In the early 1970's Martyn started the 'Maypoles to Mistletoe' concerts which portray the seasons of the year through song, music, dance and verse and illustration. Martyn is also the instigator of the well known Song Links Project.

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Jez Lowe And Kate Bramley

on Fri, 18 Mar 2016 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

Jez Lowe is making a rare appearance with one of his Bad Pennies, Kate Bramley, as a duo. Partners in life and music, Jez and Kate will make sweet music. Jez is an old favourite of the club and it is lovely to welcome him back. Supporting Jez and Kate is our very own King of Americana, Rod Jenkins.

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Jez Lowe And Kate Bramley

on Fri, 18 Mar 2016 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

Jez Lowe is making a rare appearance with one of his Bad Pennies, Kate Bramley, as a duo. Partners in life and music, Jez and Kate will make sweet music. Jez is an old favourite of the club and it is lovely to welcome him back. Supporting Jez and Kate is our very own King of Americana, Rod Jenkins.

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The Phil Beer Band

on Fri, 18 Mar 2016 at Canterbury The Chapel 7:15pm

Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets £17 online £18 cash or cheque in advance £19 on the door The Phil Beer Band performs a unique blend of folk and roll trawled from Phil's treasure trove of traditional tunes and American country rock. The highly popular line up comprises Gareth Turner (Little Johnny England), Steve Crickett (Arizona Smoke Review), Nick Quarmby (ColvinQuarmby), Olivia Dunn (Mad Dog McCree) and of course, Phil Beer and promises to deliver a lively cocktail of folk, rock, country and blues once again this year. Having promoted soh for over 12 years, and been fans of the Duo for much longer, its been a long held wish at Folk in the Barn to promote the Phil Beer Band. Up until now the dates have never worked out, so we are thrilled to finally welcome the Phil Beer Band to Canterbury for the first time. www.philbeer.co.uk/about/phil-beer-band/

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Oxfam Benefit Concert With Ngawang Lodup

on Fri, 18 Mar 2016 at Hitchin The Sun Hotel 7:45pm

"Haunting traditional nomadic ballads & contemporary Tibetan folk songs" Songlines Descending from a long line of well-known folk singers from the beautiful but harsh environment of the high Tibetan Plateau, Ngawang learnt his unique repertoire of mountain songs listening to his mother singing during the day as she carried him on her back while tending yak and sheep. Every evening his family sat and shared stories in praise of the Snow Mountains and his brothers would teach him contemporary folk songs on the Mandolin and the ancient Dramnyen (Tibetan six-string lute). At 14 years of age Ngawang joined Amchock Tsenyi Monastery, returning home five years later after growing increasingly disillusioned by the restrictions placed on Buddhist life by the Chinese authorities. Resolving to pursue a life where he could freely express himself, Ngawang trekked across the Himalayas for 18 days, journeying 250 miles with only the clothes on his back and basic provisions to get to Nepal, described in the Radio Times as "an extraordinary story, one of courage but also great sacrifice". Finally settling in the UK in 2004, he remained unknown and under the radar, until he uploaded some of his songs to the BBC's Introducing scheme and became the first World Music artist to join this initiative championing undiscovered music and musicians. BBC Radio live broadcasts and interviews quickly led to him being invited to perform at the WOMAD Festival and at the O2 Arena in London, opening for His Holiness the Dalai Lama. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeB3C320HpE with support from Shorelark - rising stars of the UK folk scene + Luke Williams - Solo project from The October Game singer/guitarist. Doors 19:45, Music 20:15 to 22:45

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Boo Hewerdine

on Fri, 18 Mar 2016 at Soham The Brook 7:00pm

The multi-talented but charmingly modest Boo Hewerdine brings his self-deprecating humour, his sweet guitar playing and singing, and his sensational songs to our stage.

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Ida Wenøe

on Fri, 18 Mar 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Amongst a digital mountain range littered with accomplished folk-ish bands and singer-songwriters, it is a rare miracle to come across a cave so rich in jewels as the one beneath Ida Wenøe's ribcage. Clash Magazine's description of her sound as being bewitching acid folk with a deeply personal edge and Paul Lester's comments in The Guardian that she sounds like the young narrator of her own magical-malevolent fantasies perhaps begin to delineate her skills. Sure, she has the usual credible influences from Vashti to Joni, from Neil Young to Danish folk hero Sebastian; and there's hints of Sandy Denny and Linda Perhacs. But to list artists she sounds like would be to miss the point entirely. As anyone who has witnessed a live show can attest, Ida Wenøe is very definitely Ida Wenøe.

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Lowri Evans At St John The Evangelist Church

on Fri, 18 Mar 2016 at Cardiff St John's Church, Canton 7:30am

Lowri Evans plays St John The Evangelist Church, Canton, Cardiff as part of her album release tour for her new album "Everyone is from somewhere else" Support act TBA on at 8pm Lowri Evans on stage 9pm

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Na Leanai

on Fri, 18 Mar 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Na Leanai headline the Kitchen Garden's celebration of traditional Irish music, food and dance. THE MUSIC... This is a very special band; Na Leanai (pronounced Na Lah-nee), are taking the Irish music scene by storm and we are delighted that they are joining us on Friday 18th March to get the feet tapping and the heart pumping with a beautiful blend of old and new Irish folk, the gig will show you a djembe used with flute, whistles, fiddle and guitar as well as the more traditional bodhran. With their first performance at last year's prestigious Fiddlers Green Festival in Rostrevor where they opened for top Trad Band Craobh Rua, Na Leanai soon after appeared on Radio Ulster Folk Club with gigs at Northern landmark venues like The Bronte Centre and Belfast's legendary Sunflower Folk Club. 2015 included a ...sell out concert alongside The Sands Family at the prestigious Fiddlers Green Festival in Rostrevor in which the group launched their critically acclaimed debut album 'Kindred Roots'. Check them out here https://youtu.be/48lR2hJwsYE THE FOOD... Traditional Irish boxty, boiled bacon, cabbage and champ meets Brummy street food! THE DANCING... Well, this is up to you! We will have a selection of tables and chairs but lots of standing space too as we want you to enjoy moving through our two venues and letting the rythm get to those dancing feet. We might even have a few traditional dancers to get you going! This is set to be a brilliant night, great craic, and for just £10.00! BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW

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Toss The Feathers

on Fri, 18 Mar 2016 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 8:00pm

We all know that the most important weekend in the year is St Patrick's, and to make sure we have a FANTASTIC one this year, we have Toss The Feathers performing at the Chorlton Irish Club on 18th March! The band enjoyed huge success in the 90's selling out the 2,000 capacity Apollo. Since officially splitting as a full time band to pursue individual projects over fifteen years ago, they still find time to reunite twice a year to entertain their home town fans. Tickets: £15 in advance, £17 on the door. Tickets can be bought through The Chorlton Irish Club; 0161 881 2898 or www.wegottickets.co.uk... Doors: 8pm

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Skunk Boy Project

on Fri, 18 Mar 2016 at Leicester The Cookie 7:30pm

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Sheelanagig

on Fri, 18 Mar 2016 at Oxford The Cellar 7:00pm

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Kent Made: An Evening Of Original Songs

on Fri, 18 Mar 2016 at Faversham Arden Theatre 7:30pm

An evening of original songs from Alan Prosser, Sally Ironmonger & Helen North. With help, support and mayhem from Al Clarke & Brian Carter. Folking great stuff.

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Small Town Jones @ No8

on Fri, 18 Mar 2016 at Launceston No 8 Cafe 6:30am

MUSIC STARTS 8pm. Doors open 6.30pm for pre-gig food (please reserve table 01566777369) Quality americana from duo form of this UK based band. "Sky down to the ground" new album out this February is getting excellent reviews: eg:***** 5 Stars!! dreamy melodies! Jan 2016 - Maverick magazine Jim has opened for Ray Davies, Damien Jurado, Chuck Prophet and Richmond Fontaine as well as now having has his own joint headline tour under his belt.


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Richard Digance @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 19 Mar 2016 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:30pm

Richard Digance is a rare performer in that he's respected by comedians for his original material and by musicians for being an accomplished performer/guitarist. His loyal following confirms his wide appeal, from the younger generation attracted by both his guitar playing and the fact he has inspired many modern-day performers, to the super-loyal who have followed Richard since the time he had his own ITV series and even further when he started out in folk clubs. His evergreen career has been acknowledged through numerous awards within both the music and entertainment industries, from a BAFTA Nomination as a TV entertainer to a Gold Award from The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. He is included in The Virgin Anthology of Songwriters for his important contribution to British comedy song writing. Richard Digance is also a world-acclaimed poet, an author and an artist. His poetry is published around the world, from The University of British Columbia, Canadian syllabus for English; Fearndon Teaching Aids, Illinois, USA, The Oxford University Anthology of Poetry, The West Indies Schools syllabus and more recently in Australia and in Cape Town South Africa as part of English First Additional Language Grade 8 Reader He has survived all trends with his two and a half hour one-man show, his summer festival appearances in the UK, the United States, Canada and Dubai, his cruise work and television appearances. He is both an accomplished musician, rated by many as one of Britain's greatest acoustic guitarists, inspired by his good friend Ralph McTell, and an entertainer who many younger comedians, including Ross Noble, claim as one of their major influences. On his own ITV Saturday-night show Richard has played guitar with Queen's Brian May, The Moody Blues, Status Quo, Chris De-Burgh, Juan Martin, Marc Cohn and Elkie Brooks. However, Richard Digance does not rest on his immense reputation. In the last two years he has broadened his appeal, firstly by proving to be one of Britain's most sought after cruise entertainers and secondly by returning to his musical roots through major music festival appearances. Tiddy Hall, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AG Tickets £10.00 in advance £12.00 on the door Start 8pm.Doors 7.30pm Parking & Bar Available www.wychwoodfolkclub.com http://www.richarddigance.com/

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Harp And A Monkey

on Sat, 19 Mar 2016 at Hepworth Village Hall 7:30pm

Formed in 2008, Harp and a Monkey have been building up a loyal following via the old fashioned practice of relentless gigging and modern practice of social network sites. Regulars on the northern festival circuit, in the past 18 months they have expanded their live outreach across the country.  The band are particularly proud of the fact that they have gained a strong reputation for building an excellent rapport with their live audiences and the fact that they have never played anywhere and not been invited back. Such is the strength of their reputation as a quality live act, they have twice been asked to perform at the Homegrownfestival; the annual international showcase of the best of English folk music. The trio's melodic and hauntological storytelling, which is always underpinned by a firm commitment to classic songsmithery, has caught the attention and support of the likes of Steve Lamacq, Mark Radcliffe and Mike Harding on BBC Radio 2, Lopa Kothari and Nick Luscombe on BBC Radio 3, Folk Radio UK and many more international, national and regional broadcasters.

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Maggie Bell & Dave Kelly

on Sat, 19 Mar 2016 at Howden The Shire Hall 7:30pm

Maggie Bell & Dave Kelly An evening with two stalwarts of the British R&B scene, two great voices, two great reputations. A wonderful evening of acoustic blues, soul and good times, and no doubt a little humour. Maggie Bell - Scotland's Queen of Soul, founder member of Stone the Crows, later had an incredibly successful solo career on both sides of the Atlantic, now once again back on the music scene after a 20 year lay off. She was a resounding hit at the Led Zeppelin reunion concert in 2008. Dave Kelly - London's slide guitar king, having learned his trade in the backing bands of, and recording with, Son House, Howlin Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells to name but five blues legends, a founder member of The Blues Band, still wowing audiences after nearly 30 years..

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Stick In The Wheel

on Sat, 19 Mar 2016 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7:30am

7:30 (tune session), 8-10 (act), 10-11.15 (song session) Standing tickets available on the night

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Rothfield Bontrager Duo‏

on Sat, 19 Mar 2016 at London The Harrison Bar 8:00pm

Jane started her musical career at age 5 learning to play as one of the original Suzuki violin "kids" in NYC-it didn't take long for Jane to discover traditional fiddling and as a young teen in Connecticut, she immersed herself in Old-time, New England, Irish and French Canadian music....traveled to fiddle contests and festivals where she heard and played with many older traditional old-time fiddlers such as Leo Beaudoin and Willis Edgerton from Connecticut. She got to hear and play music with the younger Ct. musicians such as Will Welling and Bill Wallach (Welling and Wallach) and the traditional/progressive bluegrass band, Last Fair Deal. It didn't take Jane long to form her own band in High School (Mint Julep) with twin brother, fiddler/guitarist John Rothfield playing traditional bluegrass and old time music. 2015 saw Jane team up for shows with legendary bluegrass fiddler, Blaine Sprouse-Old Time meets Bluegrass! From Old Time to Bluegrass and back again-with Janie's fiery clawhammer banjo and old time fiddle teaming up with Blaine's traditional bluegrass fiddling, and some fine singing too, the combination like no other you've heard before! With the opportunity to tour in Europe and UK in March 2016, Jane has teamed up with Nathan Bontrager, a spectacular musician who in addition to fiddle, banjo and guitar, is a world class cellist. 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, NATHANJANE present a new but old sound in American Old Time Roots music.

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The Sounds Of Simon: Old Friends

on Sat, 19 Mar 2016 at Sandwich St Mary's Church 7:30am

The UK's leading tribute to Simon and Garfunkel return to St Mary's Arts Centre with their acclaimed Old Friends Duo show. Aiming to recreate the NY coffee house gigs of the 60s, The Sounds of Simon will perform a selection of S&G's greatest hits as well as some seldom heard rarities in the way they were meant to be heard: just two voices and one guitar. With archive video clips, amazing music, and the performers' own stories, this is a great night of entertainment and not to be missed.

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Maia

on Sat, 19 Mar 2016 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

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Mick Flannery

on Sat, 19 Mar 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

A rare opportunity to hear this young, very successful Irish singer/songwriter whilst he is in England for just six intimate acoustic solo shows. His rich, melodic voice is captivating and his song-writing emotive, romantic and hopeful. Since his debut in 2007, his third and fourth albums 'Red to Blue' and 'By the Rule' rocketed straight to number one in Ireland in 2012 and 2014 respectively. Mick Flannery, 32, is an Irish phenomenon having established a large following mainly through word of mouth and touring, including selling out Dublin's 1200 seater Olympia Theatre with his full band. From Cork, his ballads, folksy guitar and piano tunes, influenced by the likes of Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits, have been getting better and better since his first album 'Evening Train' won critical acclaim. Flannery is at his best performing acoustically and will be enrapturing his audiences with songs from his previous hit albums plus some new material, with a few snippets of light-hearted banter in-between. Once seen you will see why he has such a strong following in Ireland

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Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar - The Silent Majority Album Launch

on Sat, 19 Mar 2016 at Chester Hoole Community Centre 7:00pm

Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar are one of the most sought after young acts on the folk music scene today. Playing a mixture of traditional and contemporary music from the British Isles, Russell (vocal, guitar & bouzouki) and Algar (violin & bouzouki) are entering their fifth year of playing music together. Combing Greg's powerful voice and guitar playing with Ciaran's "engagingly empathetic and honest" violin work (fRoots) the pair won the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2013. They went on to win the BBC Radio 2 Horizon award for best breakthrough act in 2014 and were nominated for the prestigious Best Duo Award, from the same source, in 2015. Greg and Ciaran will be joined at this event by a small band. They will be supported by Sam Kelly & Jamie Francis. PLEASE NOTE: This event is BYOB.

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Wes Finch Band

on Sat, 19 Mar 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Wes is a guitarist and singer songwriter, brought up in the midlands, who makes his living playing music, both his own songs and those of other writers he admires, all over the country. Fans of Paul Simon, John Martyn, Richard Thompson and Tom Waits will enjoy his selection of cover songs and lovers of a good story and a well delivered tune will enjoy his original work. Wes' new album Awena was released in the summer of 2015. The album is a collaboration with acclaimed producer Gerry Diver (Sam Lee, Lisa Knapp, O'Hooley & Tidow) and is a collection of dark and twisted songs sitting somewhere near the folk/new folk bracket. Quotes "...a welcome and singular addition to the list of newbloods reinvigorating British folk music...Non-trad acoustic roots delivered with an edgy, risk-taking sonic boldness" (Nigel Williamson in Uncut) Awena is a remarkable and totally original record, a triumph that could well turn out to be career defining in announcing the arrival of Wes Finch as an exceptional song-smith. (Folk Radio) Disturbingly brilliant fRoots Magazine. Awena is a brilliant record that makes me think of Villagers and The Unthanks meeting in the Twilight Zone. (Folk Radio) 'A blast of originality, primal energy and musical magic in a market saturated with cloned artists and homogenised songs' Gerry Diver "A potent combination at the edge of modern music making and, I suspect, something of a game changer. (FATEA) www.wesfinch.co.uk wesfinch.bandcamp.com https://soundcloud.com/wesfinchuk

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Charlie Dore And Julian Littman

on Sat, 19 Mar 2016 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Charlie Dore's own music is hard to label, but eclectic, contemporary folk is the nearest-accurate description - and Julian Littman, fresh from touring with his 'other' band, Steeleye Span, is always up for an improvised solo or two. Charlie is a multi-award-winning writer and although she has written for the great and the good, her live show reveals that actually she keeps the best songs for herself. 'A gift for melody, brave, poignant, entertaining, original' Guardian ★★★★ 'Beatific of voice, fragrant of melody and lyrically fearless' MOJO ★★★★

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Lowri Evans At The Slaughtered Lamb

on Sat, 19 Mar 2016 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30am

Lowri Evans plays The Slaughtered Lamb as part of her "Everyone is from somewhere else" album launch tour 2016. Support Act TBA Lowri Evans on stage 9pm

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Festival Of The Between - Day 1

on Sat, 19 Mar 2016 at London Vortex 8:00pm

Bahla - a quartet of exceptional jazz musicians who bring together Jewish folk music and Western jazz. Recently performed at Wigmore Hall and the BBC Proms. Headliners: MASAA - a band from Germany, brought together through introductions made by Markus Stockhausen, featuring exceptional Lebanese singer Rabi Lahoud, award-winning pianist Clemens Christian Pötzsch, Marcus Rust on trumpet and Demian Kappenstein on drums. Masaa have toured the world including the Middle East and East Africa with their heady mix of Rabih's improvised Arabic lyrics and exceptional contemporary, groove-focussed composition from the band.

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Craobh Rua

on Sat, 19 Mar 2016 at Washford Village Hall 7:30pm

Celebrate St Patrick's Night (well nearly) with the infectious music and song of Craobh Rua - rousing jigs, reels and polkas with tender ballads and airs. Seating (maximum 100) unreserved but priority for advance ticket holders. Doors and Licensed Bar 7:30pm : band on stage 8pm. More information on www.underonesun.org.uk and www.craobhrua.com Please email info@underonesun.org.uk if directions to venue needed U18s tickets at half-price also available on wegottickets.

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Craobh Rua

on Sat, 19 Mar 2016 at Washford Village Hall 7:30pm

Celebrate St Patrick's Night (well nearly) with the infectious music and song of Craobh Rua - rousing jigs, reels and polkas with tender ballads and airs. Seating (maximum 100) unreserved but priority for advance ticket holders. Doors and Licensed Bar 7:30pm : band on stage 8pm. More information on www.underonesun.org.uk and www.craobhrua.com Please email info@underonesun.org.uk if directions to venue needed U18s tickets at half-price also available on wegottickets.

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Craobh Rua

on Sat, 19 Mar 2016 at Washford Village Hall 7:30pm

Celebrate St Patrick's Night (well nearly) with the infectious music and song of Craobh Rua - rousing jigs, reels and polkas with tender ballads and airs. Seating (maximum 100) unreserved but priority for advance ticket holders. Doors and Licensed Bar 7:30pm : band on stage 8pm. More information on www.underonesun.org.uk and www.craobhrua.com Please email info@underonesun.org.uk if directions to venue needed Adult tickets also available on wegottickets.

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Sue Graves & Hector Gilchrist / John Prosser & Paul Vile

on Sun, 20 Mar 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

2016 Richmond upon Thames Music and Drama Festival TwickFolk Friends and Family double bill: Sue Graves & Hector Gilchrist and John Prosser & Paul Vile Sue and Paul are well known to TwickFolk regulars: Sue Graves takes your money at the door, and often sings a couple of songs to start the evening. Paul Vile introduces the acts, runs the sound desk and also regularly performs floor spots. Tonight they both perform full sets with their musical collaborators. Sue Graves and Hector Gilchrist have been performing together since 2004 and have appeared regularly at folk clubs across the South of England. For ten years they were 2/3s of Soiree with Steve Poole. Now they make their TwickFolk debut as a duo! Sue has sung around the folk clubs for as long as she can remember. Her clear, expressive voice means that she has been snapped up as a singer for many a collaboration, most notably the trio Voiceover. Often referred to as the 'Surrey Nightingale', Sue has the knack of choosing songs that just 'click' with the audience, accompanying herself most tastefully with fingerstyle guitar Hector is one of Scotland's finest singers, equally at home with a traditional ballad, contemporary songs (with his own guitar accompaniment) or jazz crooners. In his younger days he turned down the offer of a career with a Big Band for the glamour of the dairy industry! Soon after he discovered the glamour of the Folk Scene in Crewe and has been involved with it ever since. Hector has a huge pool of songs to draw from, many in the vernacular, and his ability to evoke the essence of the Scottish tradition means that he is much in demand for Burns Nights and other ceremonial occasions. He also sings in Scottish duo Selkie, recording CDs and appearing regularly at clubs, festivals and radio shows over many years. Read more about Soiree on their web site: www.soireemusic.co.uk John Prosser was born in the Iron town of Tredegar and spent his formative years growing up in the valleys, in a South East Wales mining community. He is familiar to TwickFolk regulars, as his accompanist, our very own Paul Vile. John has also published a music-based novel: The Cool, Coal and Black Lightning, a gothic comedy thriller, set in the fictional mining village of Glwm in the dying months of 1962. Read more about John & Paul on Facebook: www.facebook.com/JohnProsserandPaulVile

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Sue Graves & Hector Gilchrist / John Prosser & Paul Vile

on Sun, 20 Mar 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

2016 Richmond upon Thames Music and Drama Festival TwickFolk Friends and Family double bill: Sue Graves & Hector Gilchrist and John Prosser & Paul Vile Sue and Paul are well known to TwickFolk regulars: Sue Graves takes your money at the door, and often sings a couple of songs to start the evening. Paul Vile introduces the acts, runs the sound desk and also regularly performs floor spots. Tonight they both perform full sets with their musical collaborators. Sue Graves and Hector Gilchrist have been performing together since 2004 and have appeared regularly at folk clubs across the South of England. For ten years they were 2/3s of Soiree with Steve Poole. Now they make their TwickFolk debut as a duo! Sue has sung around the folk clubs for as long as she can remember. Her clear, expressive voice means that she has been snapped up as a singer for many a collaboration, most notably the trio Voiceover. Often referred to as the 'Surrey Nightingale', Sue has the knack of choosing songs that just 'click' with the audience, accompanying herself most tastefully with fingerstyle guitar Hector is one of Scotland's finest singers, equally at home with a traditional ballad, contemporary songs (with his own guitar accompaniment) or jazz crooners. In his younger days he turned down the offer of a career with a Big Band for the glamour of the dairy industry! Soon after he discovered the glamour of the Folk Scene in Crewe and has been involved with it ever since. Hector has a huge pool of songs to draw from, many in the vernacular, and his ability to evoke the essence of the Scottish tradition means that he is much in demand for Burns Nights and other ceremonial occasions. He also sings in Scottish duo Selkie, recording CDs and appearing regularly at clubs, festivals and radio shows over many years. Read more about Soiree on their web site: www.soireemusic.co.uk John Prosser was born in the Iron town of Tredegar and spent his formative years growing up in the valleys, in a South East Wales mining community. He is familiar to TwickFolk regulars, as his accompanist, our very own Paul Vile. John has also published a music-based novel: The Cool, Coal and Black Lightning, a gothic comedy thriller, set in the fictional mining village of Glwm in the dying months of 1962. Read more about John & Paul on Facebook: www.facebook.com/JohnProsserandPaulVile

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Marnhull Acoustic Sessions Presents Megson

on Sun, 20 Mar 2016 at Marnhull Village Hall 7:00pm

Megson will be making their first appearance at Marnhull Acoustic Sessions and we are delighted to be welcoming such a high profile band to our Sunday night sessions.

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Marry Waterson & David A Jaycock

on Sun, 20 Mar 2016 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

Marry Waterson returns with a brand new album made in collaboration with David A. Jaycock. Entitled Two Wolves, it was recorded in May of this year and produced by guitarist Neill MacColl and multi-instrumentalist & arranger Kate St. John. The seeds for the union were sown in 2013 when David was asked - via mutual friend and collaborator, James Yorkston - to rearrange Yolk Yellow Legged, a co-write with Yorkston taken from Marry and brother Oliver Knight's 2011 debut The Days That Shaped Me. David had been struck by the character and warmth of Marry's singing when he saw her performing with Yorkston in 2009. It was earthy, dreamlike, warm, powerful and jagged. It had the capacity to be both melancholic and joyful, and it could tell a story - of course Marry Waterson could tell a story!

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From Psychedelia To Sonnets - A Life In Words And Music - The Remarkable Journey Of Ashley Hutchings

on Sun, 20 Mar 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Ashley Hutchings is renowned as the founder of Fairport Convention and other successful folk rock bands including Steeleye Span and the Albion Band . What is less well known about Ashley is his talent as a wordsmith. In 2014 he published his first book 'Words Words Words' a personal selection of song lyrics, poems, sonnets and other writings that both span his entire career - and tell his story. An evening in Ashley's company is an opportunity to listen to him tell the stories behind his writings, add detail to the history of the bands he has created and describe some of the many projects he has brought to fruition. To set the scene for some of the stories, Ashley has invited talented singer / multi-instrumentalist Ruth Angell to create an atmospheric background. She will also read the female parts of several of the pieces that Ashley will talk about and accompany him on acoustic guitar, violin and harmonium on others.

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Yves Lambert Trio

on Sun, 20 Mar 2016 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

One of the giants of Canadian Quebecoise music, with 26 years as a member of La Bottine souriante, and having created the Bébert Orchestra in 2004, Yves Lambert, with his partners Olivier Rondeau and Tommy Gauthier, has since 2010 presented a trio with a new sound that offers unusual brilliance and a distinctive personality. The Yves Lambert Trio with Olivier Rondeau and Tommy Gauthier shows with verve how traditional local music continually reinvents itself in the modern context. We play as a trio, but sound like a big orchestra, says Yves Lambert (vocals, accordions, harmonica, jaw harp, and percussion). The challenge of playing on stage as a trio is to complement each other rhythmically and harmonically, says Tommy Gauthier (violin, mandolin, guitar, vocals, and feet). For Olivier Rondeau (acoustic and electric guitars, banjo, and vocals), Forming a trio opened up our creativity; playing different roles influenced our arrangements, and not having a bass meant I had to experiment and find new sounds with my guitars. The Lambert Rondeau Gauthier Trio offers a live performance that's on par with their new album, which is the result of significant research, experimenting and mixing ideas. But above all, it's a team effort. By revisiting traditional music, this brilliant trio delivers new ideas in unexpected forms while carefully preserving the soul of the music. Music lovers curious to take a listen will discover the work of master craftsmen who make traditional music accessible to the wider public. The YVES LAMBERT TRIO strikes a balance between festiveness, political involvement, musicality, and the spirit of traditional music. In the current context, this music is essential to the survival of a culture, but the trio is not just recalling memories; rather, they are making a place for contemporary writers and composers who affirm the Quebec identity and claim a passionate, open and creative Quebecness.

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Steve Tilston At The Raven Folk Club

on Sun, 20 Mar 2016 at Chester The Raven Folk Club 8:00pm

Returning to The Raven after far too long an absence. A giant of the folk music scene. Singer-songwriter extraordinaire and one of the best acoustic guitarists you'll ever see. The inspiration behind Al Pacino's Danny Collins, Steve's star is certainly in the ascendant at the moment! It's wonderful to welcome him back to the club. Book early to avoid disappointment. Doors open 8pm. Music starts 8.30pm.

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Zoe Mulford

on Sun, 20 Mar 2016 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Astute often whimsical singer/writer, alternately powerful and funny. Zesty and thought-provoking.

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Lazy Sunday Afternoon With Mr Love & Justice And Friends

on Sun, 20 Mar 2016 at Swindon Central Library 3:00pm

A chilled afternoon of live acoustic music in the hushed surroundings of the reading room, Swindon Central Library.

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The Indians Showband

on Sun, 20 Mar 2016 at Soham The Brook 12:00pm

Sunday Carvery available from Noon (at an additional price), Music starting 2pm. Ireland's Top Show Band is coming back to The Brook! Featuring Sitting Bull, Rising Sun, Little Thunder, Crazy Horse and Dull Knife. Popular since the 70's with a huge following and many albums to their credit, The Indians will put a smile on your face with their unique brand of country music.

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Saul Rose & James Delarre At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 20 Mar 2016 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

James Delarre (Mawkin, Topette!!) and Saul Rose (Faustus, Eliza Carthy) join forces to mix the sweet combination of fiddle and melodeon. Lovely muscular playing and loads of fun from two great pals of the club. 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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Northern Harmony

on Sun, 20 Mar 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

START TIME 8pm. Northern Harmony have a wide reputation for the their command of varied world singing styles. These range from rowdy American shape-note songs and bright Balkan tones to dark, sonorous Georgian harmonies, rhythmic South African songs, and ornamented Corsican polyphony. The concert program includes a variety of songs: Georgian; Corsican paghjella and sacred; South African with dances; and contemporary American shape-note. Also featured is a group of settings of Psalm 42 including German versions by Heinrich Schütz and Hugo Distler, and American by William Billings and Timothy Swan. The current ensemble is led by Larry Gordon and Patty Cuyler and features special guest Ketevan Mindorashvili, director of the Zedashe Ensemble from Georgia.

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Northern Harmony

on Sun, 20 Mar 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

START TIME 8pm. Northern Harmony have a wide reputation for the their command of varied world singing styles. These range from rowdy American shape-note songs and bright Balkan tones to dark, sonorous Georgian harmonies, rhythmic South African songs, and ornamented Corsican polyphony. The concert program includes a variety of songs: Georgian; Corsican paghjella and sacred; South African with dances; and contemporary American shape-note. Also featured is a group of settings of Psalm 42 including German versions by Heinrich Schütz and Hugo Distler, and American by William Billings and Timothy Swan. The current ensemble is led by Larry Gordon and Patty Cuyler and features special guest Ketevan Mindorashvili, director of the Zedashe Ensemble from Georgia.

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Northern Harmony

on Sun, 20 Mar 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

START TIME 8pm. Northern Harmony have a wide reputation for the their command of varied world singing styles. These range from rowdy American shape-note songs and bright Balkan tones to dark, sonorous Georgian harmonies, rhythmic South African songs, and ornamented Corsican polyphony. The concert program includes a variety of songs: Georgian; Corsican paghjella and sacred; South African with dances; and contemporary American shape-note. Also featured is a group of settings of Psalm 42 including German versions by Heinrich Schütz and Hugo Distler, and American by William Billings and Timothy Swan. The current ensemble is led by Larry Gordon and Patty Cuyler and features special guest Ketevan Mindorashvili, director of the Zedashe Ensemble from Georgia.

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Woody Pines At Boxmoor Hall - Hemel Hempstead

on Sun, 20 Mar 2016 at Hemel Hempstead The Boxmoor Hall 6:00am

Boxmoor Folk & Roots Presents - Woody Pines USA http://www.woodypines.com/ We are very excited to announce our very first concert on Sunday 20th March at Boxmoor Hall, and we couldnt ask for a better band than a touring folk blues band from the US, if you haven't seen or heard of these guys before now's your chance If you're wondering where the music of Nashville troubadour WOODY PINES comes from, look to the streets. It was on the streets as a professional busker that Woody first cut his teeth, drawing liberally from the lost back alley anthems and scratchy old 78s of American roots music, whether country blues, jugband, hokum, or hillbilly. Recently signed by Nashville's Muddy Roots Records, they will have a brand new album to promote in 2015, produced by Grammy-winner Vance Powell, renowned as one of the best from studio work with the likes of Jack White, JD McPherson, Seasick Steve and Beck. The trio's distinctive bigger-than-three viper sound is beefed up by Skip Frontz Jnr on upright bass, adding both foot tappin' low-end and rapid fire percussion with his red hot slap technique, and Brad Tucker on vintage electric guitar and vocal harmonies. Maverick magazine praised the last album as an intoxicating blend of rural and urban stringband, country blues, ragtime and jug band music, and after they appeared before him at the big Nelsonville Folk & Blues Festival, Billy Joe Shaver, the top gun Outlaw Country legend came on stage and declared: They're the best damn band I've ever heard! The band has previously played big events such as Celtic Connections and Shetland Folk Festival, included for their fiery moonshine spirit that sparkles with feelgood freshness. After they appeared at the big midwinter musical jamboree in Glasgow, reviewer Rob Adams said: They've got engine-like momentum but it's a machine with a very human heart. After catching them in action on the south coast of England, American Roots UK said: Go and see them, you won't regret it! No Depression - "it's like Willie Nelson singing a Johnny Cash Song in a 1930's Alabama Juke-Joint. Bar opens at 6pm - Doors 6.30pm - Start 7pm till 10.00pm For more info email owlsworld@gmail.com or call 07775 526 881 Tickets: we only have 100 tickets on sale for this show! Door £12 or £10 pre-booked from We Got Tickets www.wegottickets.com/owlsworld (booking fees apply) or PayPal Tickets (No booking fees apply). Via the website www.owlsworld.co.uk

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Festival Of The Between - Day 2

on Sun, 20 Mar 2016 at London Vortex 7:30pm

DOUBLE BILL! ALULA - a London-based septet featuring British-Iraqi singer and composer Alya Marquardt and leading jazz and world musicians Asaf Sirkis (drums), Shirley Smart (cello), George Crowley (tenor sax), Olie Brice (bass), Sam Leak (piano) and Nikos Ziarkis (oud / guitar). Their music has been described as "sensational" and Alya's first album received a 4-star review from Songlines magazine. They bring together original music and Iraqi and Arabic folk music into a highly improvised jazz frame to create a thrilling and multi-layered performance. DON KIPPER - The new kids on the block performing exceptional klezmer / klezmer-inspired jazz. Don Kipper are a multi award-winning innovative ensemble playing and transforming a wide range of traditional musical forms, from Turkish Fasıl and Greek Rebetiko to Romani music and Klezmer. While they attempt to root ourselves deeply in these traditions they always seek to explore radical interpretations and taut arrangements full of complex harmonies, polyrhythms and imaginative improvisation. Since 2013, they have released our First and Second albums, played two European Tours, and won the titles of both the inaugural Moshe Beregovski Award for best Klezmer Newcomers and The World Music Network's Battle of the Bands.

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Elle Osborne

on Sun, 20 Mar 2016 at Brighton The Greys 8:00pm

terrace cred. presents: A very welcome return to The Greys (after she enticed Trembling Bells along to play last year). Sussex-based, from the Lincolnshire coast, inspired by the language and beauty of folk song, Elle Osborne is a singer / fiddler / contemporary songwriter / sound collagist - a performer steeped in tradition and place, with shades of Shirley Collins. Elle's work figures in many 'best of the year' lists. Her vocals are' ...a cross between Lal Waterson and Nico' Alex Neilson, Trembling Bells

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LoÏc Blejean And Tad Sargent

on Mon, 21 Mar 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

Two musicians from either side of the channel playing the very best tradition Irish music. LoÏc Bléjean on uilleann pipes and whistles, and Tad Sargent on bouzouki-guitar, bodhran and vocals. Loïc Bléjean is a Breton uilleann pipes and low whistleplayer. Deeply rooted in Irish traditional music, he is also a very versatile musician, having taken part in many differentprojects over the last twenty five years. He started with the pipes in 1989 under the tuition of Alain Le Hegarat. Former member of influential bands (pop-rock "Glaz", French Canadian "Gwazigan"), he joined fest-noz leading group Carré Manchot in 2007, bringing the irish pipes to the fine art of breton dance music. Among the recent musical experiences (orchestral ensemble "Ars'Ys", or progressive rock "Children in Paradise"), he is now working with jazz musicians Gildas & JB Boclé, in the exciting Boclé Bros. Band. A new album, freshly recorded in NYC and Brittany. In the village of Tréméven on the northcoast of Brittany, Loïc and hisbrother Ronanfounded Irish Rendez Vous Music Festival, promoting irish traditional music atitsvery best since 2009. London Born Tad Sargent, whose family roots come from Castlebarr in county Mayo, started playing music at a young age on the piano. He discovered the bodhran in 2002 after re-discovering his love for Irish music from sessions run by famous banjo player Mick O'Connor. He picked up the bouzouki in 2008 and became one of a few bouzouki players to favour the guitar shaped design. In the last few years Tad has played with many great musicians in the Traditional Irish music scene including Luke Daniels, Cara Dillon and the Long Notes. However he has also branched out into mainstream folk and other genres. He is a member of the band Ranagri, who have just released an album with Tony Christie (Amarillo fame). He is also a member of Irish Traditional band CrossHarbour, who released their critically acclaimed album in 2014. www.loicblejean.com www.tadsargent.com

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Woody Pines Usa - Presented By Owlsworld

on Mon, 21 Mar 2016 at Sarratt The Cock Inn 7:30pm

North Carolina hotshots Woody Pines have wowed the crowds on both sides of the Atlantic and after many successful UK and Ireland tours are widely regarded as one of the most entertaining acts on the Americana circuit. Playing with a tight and joyous togetherness that comes from long stints on the road, these three compadres promise once more to deliver what The Scotsman described as a rollicking and engagingly idiosyncratic show. Recently signed by Nashville's Muddy Roots Records, The trio's distinctive bigger-than-three viper sound is beefed up by Skip Frontz Jnr on upright bass, adding both foot tappin' low-end and rapid fire percussion with his red hot slap technique, and Brad Tucker on vintage electric guitar and vocal harmonies. Maverick magazine praised the last album as an intoxicating blend of rural and urban stringband, country blues, ragtime and jug band music, and after they appeared before him at the big Nelsonville Folk & Blues Festival, Billy Joe Shaver, the top gun Outlaw Country legend came on stage and declared: They're the best damn band I've ever heard! The band has previously played big events such as Celtic Connections and Shetland Folk Festival, included for their fiery moonshine spirit that sparkles with feelgood freshness. After they appeared at the big midwinter musical jamboree in Glasgow, reviewer Rob Adams said: They've got engine-like momentum but it's a machine with a very human heart. The Old Barn @ The Coq Inn Church Lane, Sarratt WD3 6HH www.cockinn.net Doors Open at 7.30pm. Live Music 8.30pm - till 11.00pm For more info email owlsworld@gmail.com or call 07775 526 881 Tickets: we only have 60 tickets on sale for this show! Door £12 or £12 pre-booked from We Got Tickets www.wegottickets.com/owlsworld (booking fees apply) or PayPal Tickets (booking fees apply). Via the website www.owlsworld.co.uk

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Ben Poole + Stevie Nimmo

on Mon, 21 Mar 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

This is the 3rd visit to the Haven Club for guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Ben Poole, who is at the forefront of the European Blues/Rock/Soul movement, a name that has grown from strength to strength since he burst onto the scene in 2013. His live performances are incendiary, not to be missed and his eagerly awaited, self-released debut album "Let's Go Upstairs" caused such a stir that he has been a wanted man on both sides of the Atlantic ever since! Stevie Nimmo - as one half of Scotland's highly respected 'Nimmo Brothers', Stevie has been a well known and respected figure throughout the blues and roots world for over 15 years. Now, having toured extensively with the critically acclaimed blues rock outfit over the last few years, as well as taking to the road in a stripped back, acoustic format to continue promotion of his debut solo project 'The Wynds of Life', Stevie is now setting out on a new adventure in a full-on, electric, no-holds-barred trio format in this, his 1st time at the Haven Club.

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Ben Poole + Stevie Nimmo

on Mon, 21 Mar 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

This is the 3rd visit to the Haven Club for guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Ben Poole, who is at the forefront of the European Blues/Rock/Soul movement, a name that has grown from strength to strength since he burst onto the scene in 2013. His live performances are incendiary, not to be missed and his eagerly awaited, self-released debut album "Let's Go Upstairs" caused such a stir that he has been a wanted man on both sides of the Atlantic ever since! Stevie Nimmo - as one half of Scotland's highly respected 'Nimmo Brothers', Stevie has been a well known and respected figure throughout the blues and roots world for over 15 years. Now, having toured extensively with the critically acclaimed blues rock outfit over the last few years, as well as taking to the road in a stripped back, acoustic format to continue promotion of his debut solo project 'The Wynds of Life', Stevie is now setting out on a new adventure in a full-on, electric, no-holds-barred trio format in this, his 1st time at the Haven Club.

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Bonfire Radicals

on Mon, 21 Mar 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Birmingham based Bonfire Radicals have emerged from the folk/world scene with a fresh approach to traditional tunes and a host of creative original material. Drawing on their eclectic backgrounds, they weave together raucous woodwind, delicate vocals and traditional Scottish fiddle with hard hitting bass, electric guitar and percussive beats. Known for their highly-spirited stage presence, the Bonfire Radicals' own enthusiasm for their music is undeniable. 'there's nothing high-falutin' about the glorious mess of noise they make together!' (Birmingham Post) Tonight's show is part of a tour to promote the band's up and coming album 'The albino peacock'. www.thebonfireradicals.com

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Kevin Dempsey And Rosie Carson

on Mon, 21 Mar 2016 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

Kevin Dempsey has been the cornerstone of many a band from Whippersnapper through the Jo Broughton Band, to backing Mary Black, to working as a Solo Performer. Many guitarists playing in a Celtic groove owe a huge debt to Kevin. Rosie Carson is stunning fiddler with a voice made for folk music . They have been a working unit since 2009. Rosie is from Cincinnati and Kevin from Ireland and with more than a few years between them, but they work amazingly together to create sublime music be it with tunes or songs. This will be a chance to see them up close in a club setting. Not To Be Missed.

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James Grant

on Mon, 21 Mar 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Start time for this event is 8pm. As a young singer/songwriter/instrumentalist, James first came to international attention in a band called Love and Money. Signed to Phonogram at just 18 years old, James wrote four classic albums for the band, including the astonishingly mature Strange Kind of Love. Recording in New York, he worked with producers such as Gary Katz of Steely Dan and Tom Dowd (who produced Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton and Aretha Franklin). The albums produced several hit singles, racked up silver disc sales and created a devoted world-wide fanbase. He has performed or toured with artists as diverse as U2, Nanci Griffiths, Tina Turner, and BB King and continues to write and perform as a solo artist.

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James Grant

on Mon, 21 Mar 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Start time for this event is 8pm. As a young singer/songwriter/instrumentalist, James first came to international attention in a band called Love and Money. Signed to Phonogram at just 18 years old, James wrote four classic albums for the band, including the astonishingly mature Strange Kind of Love. Recording in New York, he worked with producers such as Gary Katz of Steely Dan and Tom Dowd (who produced Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton and Aretha Franklin). The albums produced several hit singles, racked up silver disc sales and created a devoted world-wide fanbase. He has performed or toured with artists as diverse as U2, Nanci Griffiths, Tina Turner, and BB King and continues to write and perform as a solo artist.

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James Grant

on Mon, 21 Mar 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Start time for this event is 8pm. As a young singer/songwriter/instrumentalist, James first came to international attention in a band called Love and Money. Signed to Phonogram at just 18 years old, James wrote four classic albums for the band, including the astonishingly mature Strange Kind of Love. Recording in New York, he worked with producers such as Gary Katz of Steely Dan and Tom Dowd (who produced Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton and Aretha Franklin). The albums produced several hit singles, racked up silver disc sales and created a devoted world-wide fanbase. He has performed or toured with artists as diverse as U2, Nanci Griffiths, Tina Turner, and BB King and continues to write and perform as a solo artist.

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Zulu Tradition

on Tue, 22 Mar 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

START TIME 8pm. Imagine a youthful, mixed gender, Ladysmith Black Mambazo with high-energy dance and you have Zulu Tradition a company of young Zulu singers and dancers from KwaZulu Natal, in South Africa. They deliver a heady mix of African harmonies and energetic, athletic dance - all traditionally costumed and supported by drum-rhythms. Zulu reaches back into the past to preserve ancient skills while stretching forward towards contemporary Africa. Their songs are both traditional and recently made but in traditional styles. The powerful traditional splendour of dance sequences accompanied by pulsating Zulu drums and glorious vocal harmonies are guaranteed to hold any audience spellbound.

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Zulu Tradition

on Tue, 22 Mar 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

START TIME 8pm. Imagine a youthful, mixed gender, Ladysmith Black Mambazo with high-energy dance and you have Zulu Tradition a company of young Zulu singers and dancers from KwaZulu Natal, in South Africa. They deliver a heady mix of African harmonies and energetic, athletic dance - all traditionally costumed and supported by drum-rhythms. Zulu reaches back into the past to preserve ancient skills while stretching forward towards contemporary Africa. Their songs are both traditional and recently made but in traditional styles. The powerful traditional splendour of dance sequences accompanied by pulsating Zulu drums and glorious vocal harmonies are guaranteed to hold any audience spellbound.

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Zulu Tradition

on Tue, 22 Mar 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

START TIME 8pm. Imagine a youthful, mixed gender, Ladysmith Black Mambazo with high-energy dance and you have Zulu Tradition a company of young Zulu singers and dancers from KwaZulu Natal, in South Africa. They deliver a heady mix of African harmonies and energetic, athletic dance - all traditionally costumed and supported by drum-rhythms. Zulu reaches back into the past to preserve ancient skills while stretching forward towards contemporary Africa. Their songs are both traditional and recently made but in traditional styles. The powerful traditional splendour of dance sequences accompanied by pulsating Zulu drums and glorious vocal harmonies are guaranteed to hold any audience spellbound.

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Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

on Wed, 23 Mar 2016 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Marrakesh Express

on Wed, 23 Mar 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

A tribute to The Byrds and Crosby Stills Nash & Young A live performance of music from The Byrds and Crosby Stills Nash & Young: remarkable music from a remarkable time. The Marrakesh Express are John Butler, Rick Wilson, and Adam Ellis. Together these three great voices deliver a note perfect performance of some of the finest harmony singing in all music. From the early Byrds classics such as Mr Tambourine Man, Turn Turn Turn and 8 Miles High, to the later CSNY songs such as Guinevere, Our House, Ohio and more, the band take the audience back to a time of protest, revolution, dropping out, and making great music. This is the only show of its kind, and a truly brilliant night's entertainment. The Byrds for me are more important than the Beatles, and David Crosby is the last word in rhythm guitar playing. John Butler (Diesel Park West, Marrakesh Express) If there are any better bands than this in Britain today I'd like to hear them. The Evening Standard. It's probably blasphemous to say this, but I think I prefer them to the original! Brett, Owner of Kitchen Garden Café, Birmingham www.themarrakeshexpress.co.uk

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Julie Felix

on Wed, 23 Mar 2016 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Zappatika

on Wed, 23 Mar 2016 at Southampton The Talking Heads 7:30pm

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Wizz Jones

on Wed, 23 Mar 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Square Roots Productions presents... Originally inspired by seeing Big Bill Broonzy and Ramblin' Jack Elliot, WIZZ JONES learned his guitar licks from the likes of Davy Graham and Long John Baldry while playing in the coffee bars of London's Soho in the late 1950s. In the 1960s, he followed the time-honoured buskers' trail from the streets of Paris to the markets of Marrakech, returning to Britain with a unique acoustic guitar style, an eclectic repertoire and a "right hand worthy of Broonzy". Clapton, Keith Richards and the late John Renbourn have all named him as an important early influence and Bruce Springsteen opened his Berlin concert in May 2012 with Wizz's song "When I Leave Berlin". After more than fifty years on the road, Wizz continues to tour on the acoustic folk and blues circuit. Wizz will be joined tonight by his son, Simeon on flute, sax and harmonica. Established in 2015, SQUARE ROOTS PRODUCTIONS is a charity dedicated to the creation of landmark events and projects that recognise, promote and celebrate folk music heritage - the people, the places, the history - and in so doing create a legacy for future generations. www.folktracks.org

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Soft Machine

on Thu, 24 Mar 2016 at Southampton The Talking Heads 7:30pm

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Ange Hardy

on Thu, 24 Mar 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Horizon trophy finalist at the 2015 BBC Folk Awards and winner of numerous other prizes, Ange is a songwriter and singer from Somerset, performing original numbers written in a traditional style with instruments including guitar, harp, whistle, bodhran and shruti box. Her latest album, inspired by the work of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, has attracted particular acclaim. This is an auspicious York debut.

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Ange Hardy

on Thu, 24 Mar 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Horizon trophy finalist at the 2015 BBC Folk Awards and winner of numerous other prizes, Ange is a songwriter and singer from Somerset, performing original numbers written in a traditional style with instruments including guitar, harp, whistle, bodhran and shruti box. Her latest album, inspired by the work of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, has attracted particular acclaim. This is an auspicious York debut.

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Boo Hewerdine

on Thu, 24 Mar 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Boo Hewerdine is the hugely talented and critically acclaimed singer-songwriter whose cult band The Bible still excites passion in DJs and other music lovers, despite disbanding in the early nineties. Widely regarded as one of the UK's best singer songwriters, Boo has consistently made his mark on the music scene and is one of the busiest gigging musicians around, playing upwards of 100 live shows every year. Sometimes referred to as 'a musician's musician', his songs have been covered by over 50 other artists, including Eddi Reader (who recorded Boo's Ivor Novello Award nominated song Patience of Angels), kd lang, Natalie Imbruglia, Hepburn, Marti Pellow, Swan Dive and Suggs. He has produced records for The Corrs and David McAlmont, scored the films Fever Pitch and Twenty Four Seven and had one of his songs featured on the soap drama Emmerdale (during a particularly poignant death scene!). I challenge you to listen to Harmonograph and not become a Boo disciple. The ex-Bible man is nothing short of a revelation (5/5. The Sun) Understated genius from criminally undervalued songwriter (4 Stars. Uncut)

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Rag Mama Rag

on Thu, 24 Mar 2016 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

Formed in 1991, the English duo RAG MAMA RAG have slowly and consistently built up their reputation as one of Europe's finest Country Blues acts, making use of an interesting and wide range of instruments. Their repertoire is 20's and 30's Blues based, but extremely varied, encompassing Mississippi Blues, East Coast Ragtime sounds, early White Country tunes, Original Compositions, and many other regional styles of the 20's and 30's period. Doors open from 7PM and music begins at 8PM. We have a fully licensed bar serving local bottled ales, hot drinks and soft drinks but no food will be served.

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Shine

on Thu, 24 Mar 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

START TIME 8pm. Shine, originally formed in 1998, combines Corrina Hewat, Mary Mcmaster and Alyth McCormack's distinctive voices with two electro-harps, and now in 2015 they continue to lead the field with hauntingly timeless yet arrestingly modern arrangements of traditional, contemporary and original material. Recent gigs include one at the award nominated venue Douglas's House in Edinburgh, a beautiful Here come the Girls night sharing the stage with another all girl band, The Shee, and a return to form gig at last year's Celtic Connections. Since then they have re-released their much-loved album Sugarcane and they are currently working on a new single, EP and album.

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Shine

on Thu, 24 Mar 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

START TIME 8pm. Shine, originally formed in 1998, combines Corrina Hewat, Mary Mcmaster and Alyth McCormack's distinctive voices with two electro-harps, and now in 2015 they continue to lead the field with hauntingly timeless yet arrestingly modern arrangements of traditional, contemporary and original material. Recent gigs include one at the award nominated venue Douglas's House in Edinburgh, a beautiful Here come the Girls night sharing the stage with another all girl band, The Shee, and a return to form gig at last year's Celtic Connections. Since then they have re-released their much-loved album Sugarcane and they are currently working on a new single, EP and album.

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Shine

on Thu, 24 Mar 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

START TIME 8pm. Shine, originally formed in 1998, combines Corrina Hewat, Mary Mcmaster and Alyth McCormack's distinctive voices with two electro-harps, and now in 2015 they continue to lead the field with hauntingly timeless yet arrestingly modern arrangements of traditional, contemporary and original material. Recent gigs include one at the award nominated venue Douglas's House in Edinburgh, a beautiful Here come the Girls night sharing the stage with another all girl band, The Shee, and a return to form gig at last year's Celtic Connections. Since then they have re-released their much-loved album Sugarcane and they are currently working on a new single, EP and album.

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George Papavgeris And Los Marbles

on Thu, 24 Mar 2016 at Uxbridge RNA 7:00pm

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George Papavgeris And Los Marbles

on Thu, 24 Mar 2016 at Uxbridge RNA 7:00pm

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Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra

on Thu, 24 Mar 2016 at Aldershot West End Centre 7:00pm

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Anna Meredith

on Thu, 24 Mar 2016 at Manchester The Soup Kitchen 7:30pm

After hearing the enormous brassy surge of Nautilus, the exhilarating opening track of Anna Meredith's debut album Varmints, it comes as a surprise how the South London-based composer describes her main source of musical inspiration. Not dramatic mountain landscapes obscured by rolling clouds, not rocket fuel and space exploration, not cataclysmic weather events, but 'really tiny things'. 'I'd rather write a piece about paperclips than love,' she says. 'It would make me feel horrified to be asked to write a symphony about war. I'd rather take something small and write out from it than take something massive and try and contain it.' As a result of this creative expansion, Varmints is a kind of imaginative Big Bang, a record bursting at the seams with ideas, with intrigue, with emotion. This musical explosion started suitably low to the ground, with Meredith playing the clarinet in youth orchestras, a happy beneficiary of her adopted hometown of Edinburgh's excellent free schools' music programme. She was simultaneously a fan of Nirvana and Teenage Fanclub who would also be 'heading out in my mate's Fiat Panda to see Kingmaker or whoever at Barrowlands'. After a music degree at York University, she went on to complete an MMus in composition at the Royal College of Music, her decision to become a composer 'an evolving thing rather than a lightbulb moment. It's when you play other people's music and you start to have this strange moment of thinking, why did they write that chord, why not this? On a subconscious level you're composing other people's stuff instinctively as you play it.' This dynamic approach continued after she left the Royal College of Music, when she and group of friends set up the Camberwell Composers' Collective, remixing each other's material, putting on gigs at a jazz club and writing at high-speed rather than hanging about waiting for commissions. 'There's a lot of strength from other people doing the same thing.' It was at this time, too, her interested in electronic music was ignited. 'I wrote a piece called Axeman, which was for solo bassoon,' she says. 'I wanted to make a bassoon sound like an electric guitar and I had no idea how to do that. The bassoon is very prim and correct and I put it through some electric guitar distortion pedals and an amp and it was very lo-fi and sounded nothing like a bassoon. I like the transformational idea where what you see isn't necessarily what you hear.' Such shape-shifting mutations have been the hallmark of her vibrant career. Aside from sharing bills with Anna Calvi, James Blake and These New Puritans, her dizzying CV includes being Composer in Residence for the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, a piece written for MRI scanner, soundtracking PRADA's Spring/Summer 2015 campaign, symphonies created for nursery children, music for park benches in Hong Kong and sleep-pods in Singapore. On one hand, she collaborated with Laura Marling and The Stranglers on intricate orchestral arrangements for the first 6 Music Prom, on the other, her own Last Night of the Proms composition Froms simultaneously performed by five symphony orchestras across the UK, was broadcast to an audience of 40 million people (including a handful of flag-waving purists who felt compelled to send her hate mail). On even more hands all 165 of the National Youth Orchestra's, to be specific her piece Handsfree, devised around the explosive clatter and thwack of body percussion, received rave reviews from it's performances at Southbank Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Centre and even the M6 services. The follow-up to her two EPs, 2012's Black Prince Fury, and 2013's Jet Black Raider, Varmints was recorded with drummer and percussionist Sam Wilson, guitarist Jack Ross and cellist Gemma Kost, at the famous Aldeburgh Music in Suffolk, Hackney Road Studios in London and Meredith's own flat. The record is called Varmints because these songs represent ideas she could not shake off, a welcome infestation of 'musical pests'. It's still a very human creature, however, in touch with its emotions and its physicality. The archaic-sounding titles The Vapours, Dowager clash beautifully with the modern sheen of the music. 'I like that there's a 80s-video-game, theatrical Victorian feel, almost steampunky,' she says. 'Something that might sound like it's cobwebby and fragile but is actually huge and overwhelming and has got strength. The track Scrimshaw, I wanted a brittle, bone-like quality to the music. 'Dowager' is about a power that has been diminished.'

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Danni Nicholls At Cafe #9

on Thu, 24 Mar 2016 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

"The UK's Danni Nicholls is a classic songwriter, her feet, firmly rooted in Americana" Spiral Earth "smoky soul, folk-pop and heart-wrenching alt-country, all in a rich voice somewhere between Ms [Emmylou] Harris and Alison Krauss." Q Magazine, 4/5 stars "One in a million" Maverick Music Magazine, 5/5 stars "Just Terrific" Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 Armed with her trusty, 'weathered, worn and well loved' Tanglewood parlour guitar, Danni tours far and wide honing her craft and wooing audiences. Recently she has teamed up with award winning guitarist Max Milligan and together their shows have been lauded as "exciting, energetic and...totally absorbing" (Modernizeus.com). A vibrant, spell-binding singer and songwriter whom the legendary Whispering Bob Harris believes is "Just Terrific", Danni Nicholls is one of the UK's leading artists in this expansive genre 'Americana' and one who "can proudly hold her own amongst some of Nashville's most talented musicians" (CMP magazine)

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Skip "little Axe" Mcdonald & King Size Slim

on Thu, 24 Mar 2016 at London Servant Jazz Quarters 7:30pm

Special roots and blues double header - two solo guitarists a generation apart, one playing amplified electric guitar, the other a big old fashioned steel resonator...but both joined musically by their heavy groove based approach. The pair took their music to "all points north" last Autumn, playing, amongst other venues, Band On The Wall (Manchester), Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and Hoochie Coochie (Newcastle), with a brief stop for a big London end of tour party at the Albany in Deptford. Now, these two fantastic guitarists will reunite for one night only at the beautifully intimate Servant Jazz Quarters in Dalston. SKIP McDONALD Ohio born guitar legend Skip Mcdonald is an artist quite unlike anyone one else out there performing at the moment. He reinterprets the history of the blues and presents it in a contemporary way, breaking sonic territory and showing he is still years ahead of many musicians half his age. Skip has been a major contributor to artists as diverse Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaata, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, James Brown, Robert Plant, Mark Stewart & The Mafia, Sinead O'Connor, and Megadeth. Then, as leader of the house band for On U Records, under his own "Little Axe" monicker or as part of underground heroes Tackhead, Skip made some of the most important records for the genre defining cult label, giving dub reggae an edginess that has never been matched. "Channeling the Mississippi blues of Howlin' Wolf and Son House via the cavernous dub of Keith Hudson and King Tubby, this set ekes out the raw, heartfelt and otherworldly elements common to both genres.' Q Magazine "The mood flickers between foreboding and playful; blues for modern times" Uncut Magazine "Dub-blues grooves that manage to be soothing yet unsettling" The Independent KING SIZE SLIM The big warm tones from his resonator guitar along with a powerful and direct vocal delivery are the trademarks of singer/song-writer King Size Slim. Add rolling grooves and percussive hooks and you have a song- writer who delivers original compositions that are steeped in a world of music that is fully conscious of its roots but at the same time has a new story to tell. Constant touring has built Hastings based Toby Barelli (aka King Size Slim) a reputation as a powerful performer, immensely engaging, passionate and entertaining with a delivery that grips his audience. Performing over 150 shows a year either solo or with his 4-piece line up King Size Slim has become a 'must see' act on the acoustic roots and alternative blues circuits as well as at venues and festivals around the country and into Europe. 2015 live highlights included: hand-picked to open the BBC Music presents "Queen Rock Big Ben" New Year Special, supporting Tinariwen, main stage at Red Rooster Festival, Beautiful Days Festival, live collaborations with Skip McDonald and Michael Chapman. King Size Slim's second album, "Chukka Chukka" is out April 2016 on Treehouse44. Taking lactose intolerance to new levels... I really like this record! Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 2 (Milk Drunk radio play) "King Size Slim gave the standout performance of the weekend This was the real deal, authentic acoustic roots music. eFestivals, review of The Acoustic Festival of Great Britain 2015 Best Emerging Artist 2014 - British Blues Award Winner

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The Furrow Collective

on Fri, 25 Mar 2016 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from The Furrow Collective, plus a set from each of the support acts. * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged (ie no paid employment) - proof required at the door on the night. Please note that we have an allocation of ten concessionary online tickets for each of our concerts - first come first served! * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £13/11 * Mix of row seats and standing room. * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. IF HAVING A SEAT IS ESSENTIAL TO YOU, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE THERE WHEN THE DOOR OPENS AT 7PM, AS THE ROOM FILLS UP QUICKLY FOR POPULAR CONCERTS. We will not be able to bring in extra seats. * Children are welcome provided they sit quietly without disturbing other members of the audience. If you are unsure about this, please contact us before buying tickets for children. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat in the ballroom and then eat elsewhere. If you wish to eat, please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to order and eat your food. * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

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The Furrow Collective

on Fri, 25 Mar 2016 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from The Furrow Collective, plus a set from each of the support acts. * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged (ie no paid employment) - proof required at the door on the night. Please note that we have an allocation of ten concessionary online tickets for each of our concerts - first come first served! * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £13/11 * Mix of row seats and standing room. * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. IF HAVING A SEAT IS ESSENTIAL TO YOU, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE THERE WHEN THE DOOR OPENS AT 7PM, AS THE ROOM FILLS UP QUICKLY FOR POPULAR CONCERTS. We will not be able to bring in extra seats. * Children are welcome provided they sit quietly without disturbing other members of the audience. If you are unsure about this, please contact us before buying tickets for children. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat in the ballroom and then eat elsewhere. If you wish to eat, please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to order and eat your food. * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

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Urban Folk Quartet

on Fri, 25 Mar 2016 at Oxford Old Fire Station 7:30pm

In an age where the word folk encompasses everything from Laura Marling to traditional music (and no-one is quite sure just where to put Mumford And Sons anymore), the use of labels to distinguish differing musical experiences has been stretched to breaking point. Although the fiddle-led music of the Urban Folk Quartet draws heavily on Celtic dance and traditional song, their distinguishing features have much less to do with the traditional than the contemporary. Their approach to the folk ethos is to embrace any and every influence that makes sense in their music, from funk grooves to Middle-Eastern melodies, Afrobeat to North Indian rhythms. Writing in Songlines, Olivia Houghton calls the band a sizzling hot ensemble who fuse folk with elements of dub, house and rock.built on the rhythms of a cajón-wielding percussionist and oud-playing bassist, led by two phenomenal fiddlers. The first of those phenomenal fiddlers is Galician Paloma Trigás, who has shared stages and recorded with The Chieftains, Sharon Shannon and Altan during her tenure with Spain's biggest folk star, Carlos Nuñez. The second is Joe Broughton (Albion Band), long established on the folk scene as a fiery English fiddle-player, guitarist and mandolin player, who shares multi-instrumentalist duties (often mid-song) with Dan Walsh (Seth Lakeman, The Levellers), one of the finest banjo players in the country as well as a gifted singer and guitarist. The line-up is completed by Tom Chapman, widely regarded as the most accomplished and innovative cajonero in the UK. Since forming in 2009, The Urban Folk Quartet's genre-defying, all-embracing approach to folk music has captivated audiences in high-energy performances across the world their first four gigs took place in four different countries and with the vibrant and diverse Birmingham music scene as a starting point, they are a truly international band, with globally-influenced music at the heart of everything they do. Five albums in, their latest is this year's The Escape, a new studio album and the first to feature Dan Walsh. £12 on the door Sponsored by Wychwood Brewery

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Reg Meuross New Album Launch

on Fri, 25 Mar 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Reg Meuross. Pleased to announce this gig will be the official album launch for Reg Meuross' latest album "December". Reg's clever and imaginative lyrics have earned him the title of "Master Storyteller" (PennyBlack Music) and led Mike Harding (Mike Harding Folk Show) to introduce him onto the stage of The Royal Albert Hall as "one of the finest singer-songwriters this country has produced". Whether it's a village hall or the Albert Hall, Reg brings to the stage a collection of extremely beautiful songs, performed with humour and depth, and sung with the voice of an angel. Reg has that rare gift of being able to touch people, through his songs and performance, on a really human level. His words and music paint pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung.

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Reg Meuross New Album Launch

on Fri, 25 Mar 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Reg Meuross. Pleased to announce this gig will be the official album launch for Reg Meuross' latest album "December". Reg's clever and imaginative lyrics have earned him the title of "Master Storyteller" (PennyBlack Music) and led Mike Harding (Mike Harding Folk Show) to introduce him onto the stage of The Royal Albert Hall as "one of the finest singer-songwriters this country has produced". Whether it's a village hall or the Albert Hall, Reg brings to the stage a collection of extremely beautiful songs, performed with humour and depth, and sung with the voice of an angel. Reg has that rare gift of being able to touch people, through his songs and performance, on a really human level. His words and music paint pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung.

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Kadialy Kouyate's Sound Archive

on Fri, 25 Mar 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kadialy Kouyate is a musician, a singer songwriter inspired by the West African Griot repertoire. Born into the great line of Kouyate Griot in Southern Senegal, Kadialy's mesmerising kora playing and singing style have been appreciated in many prestigious venues as both a soloist and in different ensembles. His has played with Roswell Rudd's New York Jazz Group MALIcool in a collaborative concert with the Scottish BBC Symphony Orchestra in 2005 as well as playing with them at the Frankfurt Jazz Festival In 2006. In 2008, Kadialy played the kora for its first ever representation at the "2do Festival Mundial Del Arpa" in Paraguay. He is featured on the West One Music album Champions of Africa specially commissioned for the 2010 World Cup. In 2011 an exciting new project with Baaba Maal resulted in headlining the WOMAD stage and recordings at Abbey Road Studios. Extended sessions with Baaba Maal also resulted in studio sessions with Mumford and Sons in 2014. In May 2012 Kadialy took part in a unique production of Julius Caesar by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Directed by RSC Artistic Director Designate Gregory Doran. He toured with the production for seven months around the UK, Moscow and the United States. In September 2015 Kadialy took part in the remaking of the all time TV mini series ROOTS directed by Philip Noyce, a renowned Australian director. The first episode has been shot in different part of South Africa where Kadialy has spent two months shooing is role as the Griot but also as a cultural consultant. Kadialy has played: the Royal Festival Hall, the O2 Arena, amongst others. European tours, Australia, North America. Radio and TV appearances: BBC Radio 3 'World Routes'; Charlie Gillett's 'World of Music; BBC World Service: Radio and Television. Etc

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Ruth Theodore & Band

on Fri, 25 Mar 2016 at Winchester The Hyde Tavern 7:30pm

Ruth Theodore returns to the Hyde Tavern Stage for Good Friday since making her 5th record in the USA last summer. Ruth and her band play all the favourites plus a sneak preview into the new record which is released later this year.

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Jason Hinchey ( Christie Moore Tribute ) + Celtic Simbel: St. Patrick`s Special

on Fri, 25 Mar 2016 at Bognor Regis Seasons 7:30pm

Superb Christie Moore tribute, Jason Hinchey plus the excellent Irish sounds of Celtic Simbel are part of a St. Patrick`s Special at Folk on the Coast. Promises to be a `night to remember`

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Jason Hinchey ( Christie Moore Tribute ) + Celtic Simbel: St. Patrick`s Special

on Fri, 25 Mar 2016 at Bognor Regis Seasons 7:30pm

Superb Christie Moore tribute, Jason Hinchey plus the excellent Irish sounds of Celtic Simbel are part of a St. Patrick`s Special at Folk on the Coast. Promises to be a `night to remember`

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Acoustic Haven - Red Foot Crow & Fraser Anderson Band - 25th March 2016

on Fri, 25 Mar 2016 at Totnes St Johns Church 6:30pm

The Last Acoustic Haven of the season! & Set to be HOT! Fraser Anderson Band with his new album launch. Seriously good! Red Foot Crow - brand new band featuring some of our favourite & exceptionally talented musicians. Polyrhythms & Harmony - you will love it. Plus all the magic of a Haven with the cafe / bar serving delicious home-made organic soup from Tideford - cakes from Katie - fresh spiced chai and a range of locally brewed ales from the Albert & New Lion Brewery & Juice from Luscombes. Plus projected artwork by Mike Boyer, and photos by Becky Strong. All run by volunteers in aid of 2 local land-based projects - The Hillyfield woodland farm on Dartmoor and Living Projects

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Acoustic Haven - Red Foot Crow & Fraser Anderson Band - 25th March 2016

on Fri, 25 Mar 2016 at Totnes St Johns Church 6:30pm

The Last Acoustic Haven of the season! & Set to be HOT! Fraser Anderson Band with his new album launch. Seriously good! Red Foot Crow - brand new band featuring some of our favourite & exceptionally talented musicians. Polyrhythms & Harmony - you will love it. Plus all the magic of a Haven with the cafe / bar serving delicious home-made organic soup from Tideford - cakes from Katie - fresh spiced chai and a range of locally brewed ales from the Albert & New Lion Brewery & Juice from Luscombes. Plus projected artwork by Mike Boyer, and photos by Becky Strong. All run by volunteers in aid of 2 local land-based projects - The Hillyfield woodland farm on Dartmoor and Living Projects

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Screamin' Miss Jackson & The Slap Ya Mama Big Band + Jet Black Pearl

on Fri, 25 Mar 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

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Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

on Sat, 26 Mar 2016 at Caerphilly Rudry Parish Hall 7:00pm

A wonderful evening of music with Show of Hand's Miranda Sykes and virtuoso instrumentalist Rex Preston.

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Trad Arrr

on Sat, 26 Mar 2016 at Portsmouth The Square Tower 7:15pm

English Folk-Rock Supergroup A new take on traditional British Folk music, featuring some classics and some hidden gems. We're extremely pleased to announce that we have folk-rock supergroup TRADarrr coming to play for us in the Tower - the combined stellar talents of Gregg Cave, PJ Wright, Guy Fletcher, Marion Fleetwood and Mark Stevens will be joining us as part of their first ever UK tour and it promises to be one hell of a folk-rockin' night as they bring the full 7 piece TRADarrr experience with them! As far as debut albums go, 'Cautionary Tales' is right up there with the very best of them - TRADarr, as their name suggests, aren't re-inventing the wheel but what they are doing is making it a damn site more interesting and exciting to watch as it goes round! (FATEA Magazine) It's 45 years since Liege & Lief almost single handedly created the genre of folk-rock. Since then, that simple marriage of traditional music and electric instruments had been suborned and sidetracked, dissected and documented, Oystered, Albioned and Steeleyed! Time for a fresh approach. Enter TRADarrr. Punningly recalling the assault of the new which Fairport's 1969 album represented, they have reimagined folk rock, painting from a much larger palette, introducing the tints, tones and textures of a whole panoply of musical genres. As you'd expect, here are the precision percussion, searingly tasteful guitars, melodic basses and fiery fiddles that one associates with the genre. But in addition, one finds brass in truly British styles - the dazzling brightness of Purcell, the oomph of Elgar, the emotive richness of a Yorkshire brass band soloist - but also hints of jazz, trad and modern, (and even the occasional mariachi riff!) string sections and countless astute references to a long legacy of pop and rock in its many forms. However, this is by no means an everything including the kitchen sink approach. Elements are used sparingly, tellingly and, most important of all, appropriately. When less is more, the sound is stripped back - listen to their almost acapella take on My Lagan Love and no further explanation is needed. Many of the songs and tunes they perform are familiar classics. Many are simply gems from the tradition that band members have always wanted to perform - could there be a better reason for singing a song? What The Critics Are Saying: It may not be particularly in step with the current vogue for contemporary re-stylings of traditional folk songs, but this will nestle very comfortably in the same CD wallet as such 70s folk rock classics as Please To See The King and Liege and Lief. (FolkRadio.Co.Uk)

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An Evening With Jez Lowe

on Sat, 26 Mar 2016 at Clayton Le Moors Mill House 7:00pm

Jez Lowe has built an envious reputation as a singer and writer over his impressive career. Writing mainly in a traditional style, you are likely to have heard many of his songs, as they have been covered by a plethora of popular artists. An amazing and entertaining performer, Jez is sure to provide an exciting evening of memorable music, musicianship and north-eastern wit.

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Rattle On The Stovepipe: Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 26 Mar 2016 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards 7:30pm

A welcome return for this accomplished band of multi-instrumentalists and singers, after, amazingly, a long eight years! When not 'rattling', all the members of the band have 'other lives'. Known originally as half of the duo Dave & Toni Arthur, Dave plays in a ceilidh band as well as being a researcher, collector, storyteller and writer. Pete Cooper is director of the London Fiddle School, as well as being the author of numerous fiddle tune books. As might be expected, he's much in demand as a workshop leader, and performs solo and in a duo. The baby of the band, Dan Stewart is a multi-instrumental teacher, as well as player, and performs with a ceilidh band and a Cajun group. Between them, they play no less than nine instruments, ranging through guitars, banjos, fiddle, melodeon, mandolin and percussion. The trio combines their interest and skills in British, Irish and American Old Time music into a joyous, foot-tapping and, at times, sensitive and moving Anglo-Appalachian experience. No-one goes away from a night with them without a smile on their face, a skip in their step, and warmth in their heart.

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Stompin' Dave & Sam Kelly

on Sat, 26 Mar 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stompin' Dave teams up with drummer Sam Kelly for a feast of blues, and boogie at The Green Note, Camden on Sat 26th March. Described as One of the world's greatest performers by Maverick Magazine, Dorset's Stompin' Dave is perhaps best known round these parts for his madcap hillbilly dancing and award winning banjo picking. But Dave has these last few years begun making waves on the UK's blues scene. In 2014 Dave was nominated for a British Blues Award in the acoustic act category. In 2000 Dave joined Bournemouth based blues band The Producers, UK Blues Band of the Year award winners 1998-2001. Alongside Dave's adventures in bluegrass music Dave has found time to release a dozen blues albums and has made regular performances at various blues festivals and clubs. This year Dave earned an unprecedented eighth consecutive invitation to the legendary Boogaloo Blues Festival on the Isle Of Wight. Stompin' Dave is a master of all kinds of American Roots musica formidable musician and a true original. The Daily Telegraph. London based Sam Kelly has been voted into Blues In Britain magazine Gallery of the Greats as a five-times winner of the UK Drummer of the Year award. Sam has recorded albums with Gary Moore, Ruby Turner, Rory McLeod and Stan Webb. Over the years Sam has performed with such well known artists as Dr. John, Ben E. King, Robert Plant, The Foundations, Chaka Khan, Billy Ocean, and Michelle Shocked among many others. Sam has in recent times performed with Paul Jones, Imelda May, Andy Fairweather Low and Chris Barber. In 2014 Sam was awarded first place in the drummer category for Blues Matters Writer's Poll. In the past few months Dave and Sam released their first album together entitled Live From The Sticks which has received rave reviews from the blues music press. Blues In Britain describing the disc as "a rampaging set of electric blues" and praising "the rapport and sheer enjoyment of these two fine musicians operating in tandem" Blues Matters concluded the album was "nothing short of classic juke-joint blues from the sticks."

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Dom Pipkin

on Sat, 26 Mar 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Playing the piano since childhood, Dom Pipkin studied at the Guildhall School of Music and the Royal Academy of music in London, but found his restless spirit drove him to playing with jazz and blues bands as a more practical education. He travelled the world with Errol Linton's Blues Vibe, discovering the New Orleans piano sound of Dr John and Professor Longhair along the way. He has played and studied in New Orleans many times with Jon Cleary, and opened up on the piano for Dr John in 2006, and for Screamin' Jay Hawkins in 1998. He has recorded as a session player on many albums, including with David Byrne, Ray Davies from the Kinks, Cornershop, and Morcheeba on their million selling 'Big Calm' album. He has played solo piano for film director legend Stanley Kubrik, and ran a successful New Orleans music night at the world famous Ronnie Scott's jazz club in London for two years with many great guest musicians visiting. He is widely accepted one of the best interpreters of New Orleans piano in the UK, writes about and promotes New Orleans music, and leads the band 'Dom & The Iko's', current favourites on the international festival and blues circuit, holds down a couple of London piano residencies, and was until recently Musical Director for British international pop sensation Paloma Faith, with countless TV, radio, and live appearances throughout the globe.

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Jj Gilmour

on Sat, 26 Mar 2016 at Coatbridge Berits & Brown 7:45pm

An intimate and up close evening with the velvet voiced former Silencers front man. JJ is an accomplished showman, songerwriter and singer having fronted one of Scotland's most successful rock bands before going solo and releasing 3 excellent studio album along with live and rarities albums. He has also co-written the musicals Dancing Shoes & The Titanic Boys. Food will be available before the show but tables need to be booked in advance. Call 01698 733311 to book and for more info. ** Please note we operate a no talking policy while the acts are performing. Please show the proper respect for the acts and your fellow gig goers **

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Rob Heron And The Tea Pad Orchestra

on Sun, 27 Mar 2016 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 6:30pm

A rollicking 6-piece band from the north-east play their take on American 1920s swing/gypsy jazz/country blues but with contemporary lyrics: as lively a night as you could wish for. Stage time 7.30 prompt.

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Rob Heron And The Tea Pad Orchestra

on Sun, 27 Mar 2016 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 6:30pm

A rollicking 6-piece band from the north-east play their take on American 1920s swing/gypsy jazz/country blues but with contemporary lyrics: as lively a night as you could wish for. Stage time 7.30 prompt.

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Momus

on Sun, 27 Mar 2016 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

We're delighted to be promoting Momus' second ever Manchester show and first visit in four years! Nicholas Currie (born 11 February 1960), more popularly known under the artist name Momus (after the Greek god of mockery), is a songwriter, blogger and former journalist for Wired. Many of his songs are literary and could be classified as postmodern. For nearly thirty years he has been releasing, to marginal commercial and critical success, albums on labels in the United Kingdom, the United States and Japan. In his lyrics and his other writing he makes seemingly random use of decontextualised pieces of continental (mostly French) philosophy, and has built up a personal world he says is 'dominated by values like diversity, orientalism, and a respect for otherness'. He is fascinated by identity, Japan, Rome, the avant-garde, time travel and sex. During the rainy season in Osaka, Momus began recording his 2015 LP, Glyptothek. This time the procedure was to start with samples from his extensive collection of Japanese folk 45s, making new songs with old sounds. You can see the results in this YouTube playlist. 'Momus is the perfect rock star for the 21st century' Pitchfork 'The David Bowie of the art-pop underground' The Guardian 'One of the most provocative, intelligent songwriters around; someone who'll tackle sexuality, (im)morality, and the sins of the world with almost embarrassing sincerity' NME

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Rob Heron And The Tea Pad Orchestra

on Sun, 27 Mar 2016 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 6:30pm

A rollicking 6-piece band from the north-east play their take on American 1920s swing/gypsy jazz/country blues but with contemporary lyrics: as lively a night as you could wish for. Stage time 7.30 prompt.

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Kirsty Mcgee + Robert Garson Present... Ocotillo

on Sun, 27 Mar 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Kirsty McGee (UK) UK songwriter Kirsty McGee is best known for her song 'Sandman', which featured in Danny Boyle's film Trance (2013). Through 14 years and 7 albums she has toured relentlessly, fronting the award winning Hobopop Collective. Her sound is joyful, gentle and dusty with hints of gospel, 30s jazz and old vinyl blues. Her 2014 album Those Old Demons features Tom Waits' sideman Marc Ribot. www.kirstymcgee.com Robert Garson (US) Robert Garson was born in Arkansas and raised in the San Joaquin Valley in central California where his folks danced to Merle Haggard and Buck Owens performing at the Big Fresno Barn. He now resides in the high desert of Southern California near Joshua Tree. Steeped in the traditions of country, bluegrass and rhythm and blues, he marries ancient and new lyric sensibility to the deep grooves heard in roadhouses from Bakersfield to New Orleans. Travelling in the Mojave desert, McGee first became aware of the rough-voiced, ardent picking of Robert Garson in April 2015. Intrigued, a return trip to Joshua Tree in the fall marked the start of a musical friendship and of the duo Ocotillo, (pronounced 'ock-a-tea-oh') named after a Sonoran plant whose crimson rainflowers have earned it the nickname desert coral. March 2016 brings these two artists together for the first time in a performance that promises to be a musical feast. www.facebook.com/ocotillomusic

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Dissident Prophet Plus Andy Wickett

on Sun, 27 Mar 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Apocalyptic New Wave Punkers Dissident Prophet will be playing material from their five previous albums: We're Not Grasshoppers, 21st Century Spin, Modern Man, Weapons of Mass Deception and Red Moon Rising. The Birmingham based band will also be playing material from their new album due out in the summer. Support comes from Andy Wicket (writer of Duran Duran's Girls on Film and Rio) one of Birmingham's best singer/songwriters. Check out Dissident Prophet music on line at: https://dissidentprophet.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/dissidentprophet/

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Kris Drever

on Mon, 28 Mar 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 7.45pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kris Drever celebrates his first decade as an acclaimed solo artist and songwriter with a new studio album and tour "If Wishes Were Horses" released by Reveal Records on March 28th 2016. The album is his first for six years (during which time his band Lau have established themselves as the most widely acclaimed and musically progressive trio in British folk music). Drever's voice and guitar forms part of the backbone of today's contemporary roots scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist. Drever has already played alongside Jack Bruce, Bela Fleck, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Tim O'Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Shawn Colvin, Phil Cunningham, Rosanne Cash, Roddy Woomble, Eddi Reader, Adem, Kate Rusby, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart and many more. Aswell as material from IF Wishes Were Horses Kris will revist older songs from across his catalogue playing many live for the first time. Fans can get involved by posting on his Facebook old songs they would like to hear and Kris will pick from those selections. "Kris Drever is a serious talent" MOJO "The folk revival has a new standard bearer" Q 'Completely infectious' BBC Music ***** 'Utterly stunning' fROOTS 'Immense yet ultra-supple sophistication, musicianship of the first order.. a breath of fresh air' SONGLINES Guitarist with that bravely experimental trio Lau, Kris Drever has all the makings of a solo celebrity **** THE GUARDIAN Sets the standard for others to follow - FOLKRADIO.CO.UK

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Lach

on Mon, 28 Mar 2016 at London Surya 7:30pm

BBC Radio 4's The Lach Chronicles was a Radio Pick Hit of The Week in: The Times, The Observer, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Daily Mail and Radio Times! "5 Stars! Quirky and Quixotic!"-The Scotland Herald "Lach is a face-ache funny, beat-punk-unplugged joy and likely to send you home with several favourite new songs"- The Guardian UK "Lach is incredibly bright, influential, funny and poetic. He's become part of New York's folklore" - Suzanne Vega Lach is the mastermind of Antifolk, like a Lower East Side rendezvous of Bob Dylan and Patti Smith. Like black snow, stalled subway cars and random violence, Lach is a Manhattan institution.- NY Times Lach is so what the East Village used to be all about. He's a gruff and-tough punk turned poet with a heart o'gold singing jangly, funny, pop punk songs.-TimeoutNY "The best punk rhythm guitarist since Johnny Ramone." - Billy Ficca (of Television) "A wholly enjoyable voyage into a strange and brilliant musical mind!"- Billboard Speed assaults and whimsy. Recommended!-Uncut Splendid! Best of it's kind!- Mojo

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Kris Drever

on Tue, 29 Mar 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 7.45pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kris Drever celebrates his first decade as an acclaimed solo artist and songwriter with a new studio album and tour "If Wishes Were Horses" released by Reveal Records on March 28th 2016. The album is his first for six years (during which time his band Lau have established themselves as the most widely acclaimed and musically progressive trio in British folk music). Drever's voice and guitar forms part of the backbone of today's contemporary roots scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist. Drever has already played alongside Jack Bruce, Bela Fleck, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Tim O'Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Shawn Colvin, Phil Cunningham, Rosanne Cash, Roddy Woomble, Eddi Reader, Adem, Kate Rusby, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart and many more. Aswell as material from IF Wishes Were Horses Kris will revist older songs from across his catalogue playing many live for the first time. Fans can get involved by posting on his Facebook old songs they would like to hear and Kris will pick from those selections. "Kris Drever is a serious talent" MOJO "The folk revival has a new standard bearer" Q 'Completely infectious' BBC Music ***** 'Utterly stunning' fROOTS 'Immense yet ultra-supple sophistication, musicianship of the first order.. a breath of fresh air' SONGLINES Guitarist with that bravely experimental trio Lau, Kris Drever has all the makings of a solo celebrity **** THE GUARDIAN Sets the standard for others to follow - FOLKRADIO.CO.UK

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Lach In Bloom: The Uk Spring Tour

on Tue, 29 Mar 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Songs, stories and comedy from the legendary founder of the Antifolk movement and star of BBC Radio Four's hit series The Lach Chronicles. "Lach is a very intelligent songwriter, funny, poetic and influential. He's become part of New York folklore."(Suzanne Vega) "The roots of modern songwriting: Dylan, Barrett, Drake and Lach!" (Timeout London) "Lach is a gruff and-tough punk turned poet with a heart of gold."(Timeout New York) "Lach is a face-ache funny, beat-punk-unplugged joy!"(The Guardian UK) Free Lach album download for all ticket purchasers! Redeemable at the show.

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Phil Beer

on Wed, 30 Mar 2016 at Bisley Village Hall 7:00pm

Phil Beer solo tour 2016 Phil Beer is the multi-instrumental half of the west countryʼs award winning acoustic duo, Show of Hands, described as a true craftsman, a master musician and consummate performer. With a professional career of over 36 years, Phil has a great deal of material to draw on for his solo appearances. All are songs and music of memory and significance sung in the subtle and melodic Phil Beer style and interjected with musings and amusings to an almost personal audience. It is a treat of past and current favourites from one of the most popular musicians on the acoustic circuit.

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The World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir

on Wed, 30 Mar 2016 at Ballymena The Braid Arts Centre 7:30pm

Performing contemporary gospel with a touch of jazz and blues, The World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir is synonymous with power vocals, glorious sound and infectious energy. For over two decades they have been America's premier gospel choir and have toured the globe thrilling audiences with the inspirational power of gospel music. Harlem Gospel Choir have performed alongside superstars such as Bono, Diana Ross, The Gorillaz, Andre Rieu Damon Albarn, Pharrell Williams and most recently JamieX_X. They have performed for three Presidents (President Obama, President Carter and President Nelson Mandela), and have recorded with the likes of Sir Keith Richards, The Chieftains, Havasi, and Trace Adkins. Get ready to tap your feet, clap your hands, and even dance on stage to their high-energy, joyous and exuberant performance! This is a show you certainly don't want to miss! Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8.00pm

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Kris Drever

on Wed, 30 Mar 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 7.45pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kris Drever celebrates his first decade as an acclaimed solo artist and songwriter with a new studio album and tour "If Wishes Were Horses" released by Reveal Records on March 28th 2016. The album is his first for six years (during which time his band Lau have established themselves as the most widely acclaimed and musically progressive trio in British folk music). Drever's voice and guitar forms part of the backbone of today's contemporary roots scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist. Drever has already played alongside Jack Bruce, Bela Fleck, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Tim O'Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Shawn Colvin, Phil Cunningham, Rosanne Cash, Roddy Woomble, Eddi Reader, Adem, Kate Rusby, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart and many more. Aswell as material from IF Wishes Were Horses Kris will revist older songs from across his catalogue playing many live for the first time. Fans can get involved by posting on his Facebook old songs they would like to hear and Kris will pick from those selections. "Kris Drever is a serious talent" MOJO "The folk revival has a new standard bearer" Q 'Completely infectious' BBC Music ***** 'Utterly stunning' fROOTS 'Immense yet ultra-supple sophistication, musicianship of the first order.. a breath of fresh air' SONGLINES Guitarist with that bravely experimental trio Lau, Kris Drever has all the makings of a solo celebrity **** THE GUARDIAN Sets the standard for others to follow - FOLKRADIO.CO.UK

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Lowri Evans

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

Everyone is from somewhere else album tour. Blessed with a voice capable of wide emotional power, Lowri Evans' songs take their musical colours from a broad palette that includes folk, roots, country and blues, all beautifully knitted together through her innate musicality and heartfelt delivery. Lowri's pedigree career includes a recording session for Bob Harris BBC Radio 2, numerous sessions for BBC Radio Wales, touring Chicago, Nashville and New York. Accompanied by accomplished musician Lee Mason, tonight's performance is a celebration of her newly released album 'Everyone is from somewhere else'. Wonderful singer songwriter (Bob Harris BBC Radio 2) A voice and set of songs to soften the hardest of hearts (NoDepression.com)

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Larry And The Streamers Charity 60's Music Night For Rotary Club Of Thorpe Bay

on Wed, 30 Mar 2016 at Southend-on-Sea Park View 7:00pm

60's music Night - at the Park View Function suite Chalkwell Park, London Road SS0 8NB On 30th March 2016 7.00pm till 10.30pm Choice of delicious Basket meals £7 Or Lite Bites £3.50 Fully staffed Bar The Rotary Club of Thorpe Bay in aid of Rotary Foundation Come and enjoy a great evening. Music, food and dancing

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Modern Studies, Collectress, Spectral Chorus

on Wed, 30 Mar 2016 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:00pm

After our succesful first show of the year in January 2016 for the EFDSS, we are bringing back another belter this March. With Modern Studies, Collectress and also Spectral Chorus playing, the ecletic mix of talent will definitely put on an interesting and exciting show to bring in the spring! Modern Studies http://modernstudiestheband.com/ Modern Studies is a collective comprising: Emily Scott: Singer-songwriter and classical bassist. Composes in a cupboard. One of Edinburgh's most cherished musical possessions. Free from constraint, her unbridled approach to expressionism creates a sound that's crisp and poignant (-THE SCOTSMAN). Rob St John: Wrangler of experimental landscape sounds: A Lancastrian singer-songwriter with the range, boom and profundity of Ian Curtis, Nick Drake and Stuart Staples whose songs animate geography like Luke Haines do history (-Andrew Collins, WORD) Pete Harvey: Proprietor of Pumpkinfield, cellist and arranger of repute. Arranger for King Creosote, Best Girl Athlete, and Lomond Campbell. Cellist with King Creosote, Iain Morrison, the Leg Terrific, unhinged chamber-punk (-THE HERALD), and Paul Vickers and the Leg winningly odd (-MOJO) Joe Smillie: Drummer and venue manager, The Glad Cafe, Glasgow. Drums, percussion and vocals with Iain Morrison Utterly compelling (-musicOMH), and Call to Mind Rich in texture and flawless in rhythm (-MUSIC WEEK) Collectress http://collectress.co.uk/ Described as possessed Brontë sisters teasing an unsuspecting dinner party (Foxy Digitalis), Collectress are a quartet of long-term musical collaborators from London and Brighton. Their music treads a joyful line between the intricate and organic, with a nod to everyone from Philip Glass to Bach to John Adams, improvisors like The Necks to lo-fi chamber groups such as Rachels. They play and write with a sense of narrative, drawing the listener into a thoroughly distinctive and beguiling world of experimental chamber music. Collectress are a band of musicians who make beautiful music, beautifully The album is a sumptuous treat for your ears and minds' eye - Rob Batchelor, Roobla "Shadowy and slightly unsettling It's a gripper." Ian Anderson, fRoots "Collectress make super-special chamber-pop. Consummately played, poetic and perfectly pitched. 20jazzfunkgreats Spectral Chorus https://twitter.com/spectralchorus Spectral Chorus are a brand new trio already making waves on the alt-folk scene. Having performed at numerous festivals last year, they make their London debut at Cecil Sharp House "This is the kind of music that ought to be bellowed into the cavernous ceilings of the world's most beautiful historic buildings by the light of numerous candles." - Shout 4 Music "Bedsit-Haunting Hymns" - Q

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Sam Kelly And Jamie Francis

on Wed, 30 Mar 2016 at Cambridge Portland Arms 8:00pm

'Sam has such a beautiful voice and sings with so much soul. I've seen him perform live a few times and he's amazing' Cara Dillon 'One of the most interesting voices on the folk scene...He has a fine and powerful voice but with subtle delicacy too...I think this guy is absolutely brilliant' Mike Harding 'Really fabulous stuff' Mark Radcliffe 'The banjo playing of Jamie Francis adds fantastic musical gems along the path Kelly treads with his voice' Danny Farragher Sam Kelly is a 23-year-old singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist hailing from the depths of Norfolk. As a young child, his only link to folk music lay in the Gaelic folk songs that his Irish grandfather taught him. Although many individual songs and tunes have been lost in the blur of childhood memory, Sam has never lost his love for the beautiful sounds of traditional music, and this

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Sam Kelly And Jamie Francis

on Wed, 30 Mar 2016 at Cambridge Portland Arms 8:00pm

'Sam has such a beautiful voice and sings with so much soul. I've seen him perform live a few times and he's amazing' Cara Dillon 'One of the most interesting voices on the folk scene...He has a fine and powerful voice but with subtle delicacy too...I think this guy is absolutely brilliant' Mike Harding 'Really fabulous stuff' Mark Radcliffe 'The banjo playing of Jamie Francis adds fantastic musical gems along the path Kelly treads with his voice' Danny Farragher Sam Kelly is a 23-year-old singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist hailing from the depths of Norfolk. As a young child, his only link to folk music lay in the Gaelic folk songs that his Irish grandfather taught him. Although many individual songs and tunes have been lost in the blur of childhood memory, Sam has never lost his love for the beautiful sounds of traditional music, and this

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Ange Hardy. Lukas Drinkwater.

on Thu, 31 Mar 2016 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:15pm

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Martha Tilston: The Oxygen Tour

on Thu, 31 Mar 2016 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

Martha Tilston, with her serene voice and heartfelt, provoking lyrics has an incredible way of touching and captivating everyone who hears her. Her new tour is an electric union of her traditional folk background with her passion for acoustic, trip-hop, electronica experimentation. She combines her natural gifts with great skill, entwining raw vocals and melodies with flowing trip-hop movements. As always she is lyrically and musically questioning, confirming and revealing the wonders of our humanness. Martha and band have spread their unique magic on some of the worlds most prestigious stages and festivals, recording with Zero 7, winning nominations for the BBC awards and generating 5-star reviews in national and international press. Whether an already hooked fan or newly discovering Martha's enchanting talents, this tour is not to be missed. 'Sit down with a cup of chai tea and let her silky voice wash over you.' The Independent 'Martha Tilston has carved her niche in the English folk scene with sharp, original songs that dissect the modern world. It is an engrossing set... She captures both the harshness and enchantment of life, with the salt of sea air almost palpable.' The Guardian

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Bernard Wrigley

on Thu, 31 Mar 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Welcome back the Bolton Bullfrog! An evening of Bernard's songs, tall stories and general silliness is always a delight. Watch out for that bass concertina, while the jokes are leavened by some rather tasty guitar picking

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Bernard Wrigley

on Thu, 31 Mar 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Welcome back the Bolton Bullfrog! An evening of Bernard's songs, tall stories and general silliness is always a delight. Watch out for that bass concertina, while the jokes are leavened by some rather tasty guitar picking

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Harp And A Monkey

on Thu, 31 Mar 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

The Extraordinary Ordinary: A celebration of everyday life, love and heroes. Harp and a Monkey have been described as "undoubtedly one of the most vital and charismatic things happening in English folk music today" (fRoots), "impossible not to like" (Mark Radcliffe, Radio 2), "as shiny as a new button" (Steve Lamacq, Radio 2), "absolutely top stuff" (Mike Harding), and many more wonderful things besides. Having had them at the Kitchen Garden before, we can confirm that it's definitely all true. Modern electro-folk-storytelling at its very best. You really don't want to miss this show...

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Greg Russell And Ciaran Algar

on Thu, 31 Mar 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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Amy Speace

on Thu, 31 Mar 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Amy Speace's songs hang together like a short story collection, united by a common vantage point and common predicamentsit's a gift to hear a heart so modest even when it's wide open, says legendary rock critic Dave Marsh in his liner notes to Amy Speace's newest collection How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat (WindBone/Tone Tree). Marsh continues, It is the most daring, confident, ambitious and beautiful album Amy Speace has made since she began recording. Speace, once an actress with The National Shakespeare Company, has crafted a document to living gracefully with grief that weaves a most unlikely yet beautifully poetic narrative between her very modern lamentings and the characters in Shakespeare's plays. The New York Times wrote For those who argue that poetry is a dying genre, I suggest listening to Amy Speace. The Tennessean writes, What Speace says what she sings -- she says with a confluence of poetry and honesty, of emotional specificity. And she was recently featured in NPR's All Things Considered. Although Amy began her creative career in the theatre, acting with The National Shakespeare Company and various other classical repertory theatres, she long ago left behind the stage to pursue music full time. She was discovered by Judy Collins and signed to Collins' imprint, Wildflower Records, releasing two critically-acclaimed albums. Judy Collins herself recorded Amy's song, The Weight of the World, calling it one of the best political folk songs I've ever heard. Along the way, she gained support and praise from such legends as Guy Clark and Nanci Griffith, Ian Hunter and Alejandro Escovedo, an unlikely combination until you hear Amy's songs. The Houston Press called her The unconscious cool of Americana, nodding to the lean poetry of her rootsy folk, an edge possibly learned busking in the subways of NYC, or playing Juliet in parking lot productions of Romeo & Juliet. But it's her voice that catches the audience off guard. A crystal clear voice with an emotional catch and a fluttering vibrato that seems grounded in another era yet somehow speaks to this one. Mary Gauthier says, "There are voices that serve as a bridge from the past to the future and act as soul connectors, and as a people we need them to keep singing. These voices open hearts with this rare, one in a million quality. Amy Speace has such a voice. Just ask the legendarily discerning Judy Collins; she'll tell you. Amy's got it, and then some. She is a timeless artist, a time traveller. Part past, part future. And that's a good thing, a really good thing. For those who argue that poetry is a dying genre, I suggest listening to Amy Speace. New York Times There's turmoil in the songs on this album and then there's a calmness to offset that, to cope with that that's the big clue behind the album's title I guess; that Amy Speace has learned/is learning to cope, and that she has a way forward, a way through. Earnest songwriting and honest songwriting aren't often actually the same thing. But here I believe her. I believe in her. I believe the songs and I'm swept up in the performance. Her best album. Until the next album Off The Tracks An NPR critic commented, Her velvety achey voice recalls an early Lucinda Williams. Judy Collins describes the song Weight of the World as one of the best political folk songs I've ever heard. And in The Tennessean, Peter Cooper writes, What Speace says what she sings she tries to say with a confluence of poetry and honesty, of emotional specificity. He goes on to say that her ballad from the new album, The Sea & the Shore written with Robbie Hecht and performed with Grammy-nominated John Fullbright, is a song about attraction, about patience and timing, about want and need and consequence. And it ends in a breakup.

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The Galleons

on Thu, 31 Mar 2016 at London The Old Queen's Head 7:30pm

The Galleons are a band from Brighton. The songs are often simple and direct but the band also love creating huge musical soundscapes, whilst appreciating the often forgotten importance of a catchy hook. As at home playing in a candle-lit cellar as they are in a sunny festival field, their music takes the audience from foot stomping folk-rock, to mellow, mysterious lullabies and back. This tour promotes their new album 'Hidden Colour'. Each listener seems to compare them to a different artist. This year so far they have had Low, Tunng, Fleetwood Mac, Fairport Convention, Belle & Sebastian, Trembling Bells, The Grateful Dead, Arcade Fire, Pentangle, Fotheringay and Bonnie Prince Billy. Their special guests are the critically acclaimed 'Boat to Row'.

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Matt Woosey

on Thu, 31 Mar 2016 at Bristol The Grain Barge 8:00pm

Matt Woosey's time is now. His eighth studio album, Desiderata, captures the most daring and progressive music of his career. His acclaimed solo shows dart between folk, roots, ambient and electronica. He's an artist who slips the creative straightjacket of the modern industry, a trailblazer with no reverse gear, a performer who drags the acoustic guitar kicking and screaming into fresh relevance. "Lighting up the British blues and R&B scene" Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2 "Acoustic Artist of the Year" Blues & Soul Magazine "Solo Artist of the Year" Blues Matters

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Phil Bates (elo2) At The Feathers, Ruthin

on Thu, 31 Mar 2016 at Ruthin AllStyles Music Club 7:30pm

As front man in the second incarnation of ELO, Phil Bates has performed at prestigious venues all over the globe including the world famous Carnegie Hall. We are delighted to welcome Phil back to perform some of the old ELO classics as well as some new material at Ruthin AllStyles during his solo tour of the UK. But Hurry! There are only a limited number of non members tickets available for this gig in the cosy and intimate atmosphere of our club. As always for our club events, support will be by a selection of Ruthin AllStyles Floor Singers. *Members Concessions - Tickets available at the Club on Club Nights.

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Andy Cutting

on Fri, 1 Apr 2016 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

Ash Keys Music presents www.ashkeysmusic.com (for further info) http://www.andy-cutting.co.uk/ Nominated Musician of the Year 2012 Musician of the Year 2011 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Andy Cutting is a rarity. A musician's musician (BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner Best Musician 2008 & 2011): a soulful and technically outstanding melodeon practitioner with an ear for a fine tune. Many of his tunes have been purloined along the way: some considered contemporary classics on the folk scene. But then, Andy is also a warm and emotive performer, modestly engaging his audiences with his self-deprecating wit and then flooring them with downright staggering musicianship. There are few melodeon players who put so much feeling into their playing, whether it is a set of dance tunes, or accompaniment to a slow English ballad.

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Ange Hardy

on Fri, 1 Apr 2016 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.com/events.html Tickets £13 in advance or £15.50 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette and People's Bookshop, Durham without booking fee. (Please check opening times) Contact mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com for further information. Mix of seating (LIMITED), on a first come first served basis and standing. Doors Strictly 7pm. If you have a disability or have any special needs please contact me prior to the gig to discuss. We try to be very inclusive Support ( if arranged) around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. . We have an drinks licence. Real & Craft Ales, Lagers, Wines. Ciders and Spirits will be served along with Ouseburn Coffee Company Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course posh soft drinks. Facebook - Launderette Sessions Twitter - @LaunderetteSess Instagram - Launderette_Sessions Trip Advisor Events at Old Cinema Launderette (Durham) Ange's Story I was born into a family in rural Somerset as the last child and only daughter of Liz and John who already had two boys waiting to welcome me to the world. Steve (4 years older than me) and Richard (2 years older than me). Life started in their little house in Lydeard St Lawrence and spent every possible free moment on my Grandfather's farm in Raddington just outside Wiviliscombe. When I was 5 my father left the family, leaving my mum to bring up three children on her own. Dad made no contact again until I was 10 when, one by one, all three of us children left Lydeard St Lawrence to go and live with him. We were promised a lot more freedom, not always a good thing, and a world that it turned out wasn't really his to offer. When I was 11, Steve, my elder brother, died of Meningococcal Septicaemia (Meningitis) and was taken to rest near the farm. His death was one of the most shaping experiences in my life. By the age of 13 the ground beneath my feet had become unwalkable and I ended up in a foster home. I was later moved on to Trull children's home in Taunton. A series of events at the children's home resulted in me running away and finding myself hitchhiking around England and Wales, eventually a driver offered me a seat in a truck across the waters to Ireland. I took it. For four months at the age of 14 I lived homeless on the streets of Ireland. Firstly in Dublin, on the doorstep of a shop called Envy in Grafton Street, and then later in Galway. This was where I found the love of music. I was given a guitar as a chance to busk for a living instead of begging. The only problem was I had no repertoire as I'd had little time for music before this point. Life was just too busy so I knew only what I knew from a few primary school piano lessons and my brother's music playing through the walls. I had no idea how to play a guitar. So, with all the time in the world, I taught myself and made up the songs as I went along, drawing from the one thing I did know plenty about... life. Music became my councillor. After returning from Ireland I lived in Exeter where I scrambled through my teenage years finding numbness in drugs, clubs and alcohol and completely forgetting the freedom I'd once found in music. I found myself pregnant at 18. My first child Amy was the turning point. I moved away from the destruction that had led me in to the daze that I'd been living and spent a few years embracing motherhood to the full, in those years I bought a guitar and spent many, many nights sat in front of an open fire on my patio working through the path that had led me there. By this point in my life I'd lived in more than 40 different houses. After getting involved in the open mic scene in Taunton I soon realised that my creativity could reach so many more levels than I could have ever imagined and the dream had been born in me. I met my husband on match.com - laying bare my whole life in front of a man I'd had met only once I declared to him how my life was going to change, and he told me just how right I was. Rob carried me through my career; encouraging me to write, record and tell my story, something I did through my first ever tour 'Story in Song' which was the platform for my debut album 'Windmills and Wishes'. I dragged Rob to church and we both found faith. Alongside my soul mate I was baptised on the morning of our wedding day. We were then married and have now added a little boy, Luke, to our home near Watchet in Minehead. My mum, brother and I have worked hard to repair our relationships, and I'm now close to my mum in a way I would never have believed possible before. I haven't heard from my dad for almost 7 years. I turned up one day to give him his fathers day card and he wasn't there. The last I heard he'd moved to China. After Windmills and Wishes I decided music wasn't a sustainable career . I took a few years out and tried to do other stuff. But I was never happy when I wasn't writing or singing. Music no longer needed to be the councillor it once was, and I discovered that my roots were in writing stories. Once I realised being a musician wasn't something I could switch off I wrote Bare Foot Folk. Which led to everything else. Music is and has always been at the core of my life. Writing does not come from the body, the mind or even the heart, but from the soul. It is an 'out of body experience' and an incredible gift. Ange x

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Kris Drever

on Fri, 1 Apr 2016 at Oxford Old Fire Station 7:30pm

Kris Drever celebrates his first decade as an acclaimed solo artist and songwriter with a new studio album and tour "If Wishes Were Horses" released by Reveal Records on March 28th 2016. The album is his first for six years (during which time his band Lau have established themselves as the most widely acclaimed and musically progressive trio in British folk music). Drever's voice and guitar forms part of the backbone of today's contemporary roots scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist. Drever has already played alongside Jack Bruce, Bela Fleck, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Tim O'Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Shawn Colvin, Phil Cunningham, Rosanne Cash, Roddy Woomble, Eddi Reader, Adem, Kate Rusby, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart and many more. Aswell as material from IF Wishes Were Horses Kris will revist older songs from across his catalogue playing many live for the first time. Fans can get involved by posting on his Facebook old songs they would like to hear and Kris will pick from those selections. "Kris Drever is a serious talent" MOJO "The folk revival has a new standard bearer" Q 'Completely infectious' BBC Music ***** 'Utterly stunning' fROOTS 'Immense yet ultra-supple sophistication, musicianship of the first order.. a breath of fresh air' SONGLINES Guitarist with that bravely experimental trio Lau, Kris Drever has all the makings of a solo celebrity **** THE GUARDIAN Sets the standard for others to follow - FOLKRADIO.CO.UK £15 on the door Sponsored by Wychwood Brewery

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Bronwynne Brent

on Fri, 1 Apr 2016 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, American roots song- writer Bronwynne Brent has the kind of stop-in-your-tracks voice that sounds like Southern sunshine. Though her new album, 'Stardust', was recorded in Seattle, it's the kind of album that could only come out of the South. There's a hint of Delta blues behind the ache in her songs, a glimpse of honky-tonk twang, an echo of riverboat can-cans, a whiff of Morricone, and an atmosphere of the darker side of country songwriting. Harkening back to the glory days of Lee Hazlewood and Gram Parsons, Brent's songs tap into the dark undercurrent of country that starts with old Appalachian murder ballads and continues to today's current crop of psychedelic country songwriters. Like a Juke Joint Nancy Sinatra, Bronwynne Brent unites all the best elements of Southern American roots music, and ties these many different influences into a sound that's comforting and refreshing. Produced and recorded by Seattle's Johnny Sangster (Mudhoney, Massy Ferguson), there's a spaghetti northwestern sound to Stardust. Bringing on ace musicians like drummer John Convertino of Calexico and bassist Keith Lowe (Fiona Apple, Bill Frisell), and a diverse array of instrumentalists featuring everything from trumpets to a hammond organ, banjo, even a plucked piano, allowed Sangster to carefully build the sound-scapes around each song. And what songs! Brent's songs have a heavy weight on their shoulders. Battered women, defeated lovers, devilish characters, highway ghosts, and lonesome wanderers populate her songs. Her voice sounds aged beyond its years, brittle and fragile, almost as if it might shatter into razor-sharp fragments under too much pressure. But underneath everything there's a steel spine to this music, a thoroughly grounded foundation in American roots music that allows Brent to build her songs to greater heights than you might expect. It's a masterful album, and heralds the coming of a new sound in the Americana pantheon.

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Sam Kelly (duo)

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

Three top class acts performing at our folk club. Tickets £8. Ben P Williams 8.00-8.35 Tracey Browne 8.50-9.30 Sam Kelly (duo) 9.45-10.30 Sam Kelly Sam Kelly is a twenty-three year old singer, song-writer and multi-instrumentalist hailing from the depths of Norfolk. Sam's only link to folk music as a young child lay in the gaelic folk songs that his Irish grandfather would teach him to sing. Although many individual songs and tunes have been lost in the blur of childhood memory, Sam has never lost the love and awe for the beautiful sounds of traditional music, and this passion pours out of him in every note he sings. Sam's debut EP - entitled 'Your Way Home' was released in March 2013, which swiftly created a buzz of interest in the folk scene for Sam's music. He followed this up with the release of the widely acclaimed 'Spokes' EP in February 2015. This cemented Sam's place further as one of the most exciting young prospects in the folk scene - landing him a nomination in the Best Singer category at the 2015 Spiral Earth Awards, and grabbing the attention of BBC Radio 2's Folk Show. Touring as a trio with Jamie Francis (banjo) and Evan Carson (percussion), Sam has gained a reputation for an incredibly high class and dynamic live show, and the guys are rapidly becoming firm favourites at venues and festivals in all parts of the country. After a barnstorming performance to a completely rammed Club Tent at Cambridge Folk Festival 2015, the guys were invited to play their first session on Radio 2 live from the festival. Not content with resting on his laurels, Sam enlisted the extraordinary talents of new band members Ciaran Algar (fiddle) and Graham Coe (cello) and went straight back into the studio to record his debut album. 'The Lost Boys' came out in November 2015 to a storm of rave reviews, cementing Sam's place as one of the most rapidly rising stars on the UK folk scene, and enticing Radio 2 to invite the guys into the BBC studios as the featured live session guests on the Mark Radcliffe Show - an honour usually only bestowed upon much more established musicians. The album has also been championed by numerous legends of folk broadcasting, including Mike Harding - who played tracks from the album for four weeks in a row on his online radio podcast. Sam is taking the album on tour throughout 2016 with the full album band, aptly named Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys. His love for Irish gaelic led Sam on to exploring other celtic languages, namely Cornish - one of the most endangered languages in the world. He co-formed the Cornwall-based collective The Changing Room along with song-writer Tanya Brittain, and they began working with Cornish language expert Dr Ken George to write exciting new folk-infused songs in the Cornish language. This partnership has received national acclaim, attracting guest musicians of the highest calibre including Jon Cleave (Fisherman's Friends) and John McCusker, and after numerous features on Radio 2 and Radio 3, Sam became the first person ever to sing in Cornish on National Radio - generating a huge surge of interest in the largely forgotten language. The Changing Room represented Cornwall at the international Pan Celtic song competition in Derry in April 2015 and took the contest by storm, winning all three categories that they were entered in - Best Original Song, Best Traditional Song, and Best Traditiona l Band. Their debut album 'Behind the Lace' is out now, and they are already working on their second album, due for release in mid 2016 Coming from a family largely made up of Norfolk dairy farmers has left Sam with an unmatched experience of singing in front of hurtfully disinterested Friesians, and his meandering musical journey has ranged from reaching the final of ITV's Britain's Got Talent as a teenager, to being selected for the first ever EFDSS Artist Development Scheme. Whether playing to 13 million people on prime-time television, or to 10 people in a tiny pub, Sam's child-like fascination with music shines through, and his passion for discovering and rekindling the sounds of his musical heritage has gained him the respect of peers and audiences worldwide. www.SamKelly.org https://www.facebook.com/samkellymusic https://twitter.com/samkellymusic Tracey Browne Tracey Browne is a songwriter, singer, musician and producer based in Manchester, UK. Her vocals have been featured, not only on her own solo work, but also on recordings by Thea Gilmore, Nigel Stonier and many more commercial and independent releases across the world. She is also an experienced live sound engineer, working at Cambridge Folk Festival every year as part of the team on the Club Tent stage. She has garnered praise and airplay on BBC Radio 2 for her solo album 'Everyone Is Ordinary' thanks to Janice Long; she has also been featured on the BBC Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe, for her collaborative album with Raevennan Husbandes. "Cracking" - Janice Long "Just the warm, musical hug everyone needs" - City Life, Manchester "Once heard, she's in your head and your heart for good" - Thea Gilmore www.traceybrowne.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/tbrownemusic https://twitter.com/TheTraceyBrowne Ben P Williams A singer-songwriter who moulds the classic songwriting sound of Paul Simon with the laid back nature of Jack Johnson, Ben Williams is a difficult artist to pigeon-hole and all the better for it. His debut album 'Who Do You Think You Are?' has received airplay on BBC Radio 2, including the Dermot O Leary Show, and was described by Janice Long as 'so beautiful'. R2 magazine thought the album was 'guaranteed to bring a smile to your face'. Ben's Christmas song 'Too Cold For Snow' was played on BBC Radio 2 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". These are professionals who gained a position in the industry by being able to identify talent, and they see it in Ben Williams. And finally, if you were in any doubt as to how passionate Williams is about his songwriting, he also runs his own blog about songwriting - http://www.songwriterstalkaboutsongwriting.com/. Having interviewed people like Dan Wilson, Jamie Lawson, Ron Sexsmith, Chris Difford, Frank Turner and more, this is one songwriter who is keen to keep honing and learning his craft. www.benpwilliams.com https://www.facebook.com/BenPWilliamsGuitar https://twitter.com/benpwilliams Doors open at 7.00. No entrance once the acts are on stage. If you're late, you'll have to wait til the breaks. Bookshop bar open serving ale and wine, hot and cold drinks and cake! Booking highly recommended. Tickets from the link above or direct from the shop. Not available via phone. For venue and parking info please see www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk

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Zacc Rogers

on Fri, 1 Apr 2016 at Sheffield University Students Union 7:00pm

Zacc Rogers performs using the latest looping technology to create a sound scape which includes beat boxing, harmonica and guitar. All this is done live in front of the audience (no prerecording). Zacc also likes to perform songs which are as traditional and as far away from modern technology as you can get. At the heart of Zacc's music is a strong Blues sound but he also blends and brings to the mix elements of Soul, Jazz, Yee-Haa, Rock & Roll, Gospel, Folk and Reggae. Since settling in Manchester Zacc has established himself as a strong solo performer gigging frequently up and down the country and in venues across the North West. Kendal Calling Festival, 29th July 2011 Zacc drew in the crowd and stunned us all. A one man display of amazing music talent. Looping, singing, guitar playing all combining to mesmerise. I swear this guy would get a tune out of the earth alone. Blues, Jazz, Yee Ha and more from this one man melting pot of raw talent. Guitars, vocals and loops combine to produce a foot stomping, belly tingling, down n dirty vibe. (Des Songsmith, Solar Basterfield) Sieben is the one-man, violin-looping work of Matt Howden. He beats, plucks, tickles and layers voice and violin. MJR Festival in Lithuania recently gave this rather nice description, saying Sieben is "bringing us driving rhythms, vocals as intense visions and charming landscapes, loop by loop building a shining starway over the Abyss, to our dreams." Club 60 Sheffield 2014 I can highly recommend going to a Sieben gig and catching the breathtaking live performance. His travels have taken him recently to perform in Rome, Antwerp, Munich, Athens, Salzburg, Utrecht and London so next time he graces Sheffield make an effort and get down to see him, for an experience you'll never forget. (Sean Bruce)

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Jez Lowe

on Fri, 1 Apr 2016 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 7:30pm

A double nomination in the 2015 BBC Folk Awards for best singer and best new song was a timely reminder of Jez Lowe's standing in the UK folk and acoustic music scene. Not only he is one of the busiest live performers in the country, but his songs are among the most widely sung by other performers, whether by long-established acts like Fairport Convention, The Dubliners and Bob Fox, or by the new breed of stars like The Unthanks, The Young Uns and The Duhks. Jez's own long-established band The Bad Pennies (featuring Kate Bramley, Andy May and David De La Haye) continue to attract a huge following, and his other collaborations with The Pitmen Poets (with Billy Mitchell, Bob Fox and Benny Graham), The Broonzies (alongside fellow-veterans Maggie Holland, Chris Parkinson and Roger Wilson), Men at Words (with James Keelaghan and Archie Fisher) and with fellow-songwriter Steve Tilston, show a willingness to push boundaries and venture boldly into pastures new. Meanwhile, his involvement in the award-winning BBC series The Radio Ballads continues, with his song The Wrong Bus singled out for inclusion on Radio 4's Pick of the Year last December. The song is also featured on his latest album, The Ballad Beyond, the success of which prompted a feature in fRoots magazine and glowing reviews the world over. Jez shows no sign of slowing down, with tours of America, Holland, Australia and Canada lined up over the next twelve months, alongside an enviable list of UK dates. He's also featured on a brand new album of songs dealing with forced child migration, instigated by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, entitled On Our Own, alongside Boo Hewerdine, John McCusker, Chris While and Julie Matthews, John Doyle and Andy Cutting.

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Jez Lowe

on Fri, 1 Apr 2016 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 7:30pm

A double nomination in the 2015 BBC Folk Awards for best singer and best new song was a timely reminder of Jez Lowe's standing in the UK folk and acoustic music scene. Not only he is one of the busiest live performers in the country, but his songs are among the most widely sung by other performers, whether by long-established acts like Fairport Convention, The Dubliners and Bob Fox, or by the new breed of stars like The Unthanks, The Young Uns and The Duhks. Jez's own long-established band The Bad Pennies (featuring Kate Bramley, Andy May and David De La Haye) continue to attract a huge following, and his other collaborations with The Pitmen Poets (with Billy Mitchell, Bob Fox and Benny Graham), The Broonzies (alongside fellow-veterans Maggie Holland, Chris Parkinson and Roger Wilson), Men at Words (with James Keelaghan and Archie Fisher) and with fellow-songwriter Steve Tilston, show a willingness to push boundaries and venture boldly into pastures new. Meanwhile, his involvement in the award-winning BBC series The Radio Ballads continues, with his song The Wrong Bus singled out for inclusion on Radio 4's Pick of the Year last December. The song is also featured on his latest album, The Ballad Beyond, the success of which prompted a feature in fRoots magazine and glowing reviews the world over. Jez shows no sign of slowing down, with tours of America, Holland, Australia and Canada lined up over the next twelve months, alongside an enviable list of UK dates. He's also featured on a brand new album of songs dealing with forced child migration, instigated by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, entitled On Our Own, alongside Boo Hewerdine, John McCusker, Chris While and Julie Matthews, John Doyle and Andy Cutting.

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Miller Anderson, Dave Mattacks & Voodoo Kitchen

on Fri, 1 Apr 2016 at Worthing The John Selden Public House 8:00pm

Miller Anderson(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miller_Anderson_(musician) Dave Mattacks (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Mattacks) Join Bob Brookes ( Desperate dan) Jeremy Sherman ( Guitars&Bass) Frazer Wigg (Keyboards Trevor grant ( Acoustic Guitars & Bass) A one off evening of Blues Country and Gospell at a small intimate venue. Licensed bar / food available for early birds. Limited Tickets. So book early!

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Rosie Hodgson & Rowan Piggott

on Fri, 1 Apr 2016 at Guildford Institute 7:45pm

Rosie is a folk singer/songwriter from Midhurst, West Sussex. Having grown up surrounded by traditional music (and dancing with Knockhundred Shuttles!) her voice possesses a naturalness and maturity, bringing "a ruby-richness to lyrics new and old". (Folk Radio UK) In 2013 she was nominated as a finalist for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk award before joining the up-and-coming London-Irish band CrossHarbour. Rowan grew up in Co. Galway Ireland, surrounded by traditional music. Both his father, Charlie (of De Dannan) and his mother, Frances (who taught him the fiddle) were key figures in his musical development. On moving to England, he studied the violin classically (as a form of rebellion!) and trained as a chorister before undertaking a diploma in Jazz at Trinity College of Music. Probably because of his training and work in the choral world Rowan became fascinated by old English harmony singing, and has therefore been greatly influenced by his encounters with The Copper Family of Sussex and their Irish counterpart, The Voice Squad.

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Rosie Hodgson & Rowan Piggott

on Fri, 1 Apr 2016 at Guildford Institute 7:45pm

Rosie is a folk singer/songwriter from Midhurst, West Sussex. Having grown up surrounded by traditional music (and dancing with Knockhundred Shuttles!) her voice possesses a naturalness and maturity, bringing "a ruby-richness to lyrics new and old". (Folk Radio UK) In 2013 she was nominated as a finalist for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk award before joining the up-and-coming London-Irish band CrossHarbour. Rowan grew up in Co. Galway Ireland, surrounded by traditional music. Both his father, Charlie (of De Dannan) and his mother, Frances (who taught him the fiddle) were key figures in his musical development. On moving to England, he studied the violin classically (as a form of rebellion!) and trained as a chorister before undertaking a diploma in Jazz at Trinity College of Music. Probably because of his training and work in the choral world Rowan became fascinated by old English harmony singing, and has therefore been greatly influenced by his encounters with The Copper Family of Sussex and their Irish counterpart, The Voice Squad.

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Faustus + Hothouse

on Fri, 1 Apr 2016 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8:00pm

2016 Artists in Residence, Faustus - Benji Kirkpatrick (Bellowhead), Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar's Feast), Saul Rose (Waterson Carthy, Kings of Calicutt) - are three of the leading lights of their generation. The performance will be opened with a performance of new work by young participants of Halsway Manor's Hothouse programme.

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Faustus + Hothouse

on Fri, 1 Apr 2016 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8:00pm

2016 Artists in Residence, Faustus - Benji Kirkpatrick (Bellowhead), Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar's Feast), Saul Rose (Waterson Carthy, Kings of Calicutt) - are three of the leading lights of their generation. The performance will be opened with a performance of new work by young participants of Halsway Manor's Hothouse programme.

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The Wangford Bass Combo

on Fri, 1 Apr 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- 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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Outback Music Group Proudly Presents Ronnie Lane's 70th Birthday Weekend Concerts

on Fri, 1 Apr 2016 at Bishop's Castle The Three Tuns 8:00pm

Outback Music Group proudly presents RONNIE LANE'S 70TH BIRTHDAY WEEKEND CONCERT Friday 1 April 2016 at The Three Tuns Inn, Bishops Castle with music from Des Horsfall's KUSCHTY RYE plus Special Guests playing songs from the Ronnie Lane songbook and their latest album 'The Bastard's Tin' Starts 8.00pm Admits one: £10.00 plus £1.00 booking fee

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A Celebration Of Simon & Garfunkel

on Fri, 1 Apr 2016 at Stockport West Heaton Bowling, Tennis & Squash Club 7:30pm

Tim Chu and Ian Bailey are two talented professional singer-songwriters from the North West of England. They have grown up listening to Simon & Garfunkel's music with both the composition and vocal blend having a strong influence on their respective professional careers. After years of busy individual touring schedules both Tim and Ian have now found the time to concentrate on this venture delivering the music of Simon and Garfunkel in their own unique way that also honours the original recordings, without falling into the regular tribute act category. There are no costumes, wigs or make up! Just two great musicians producing an ambient collection of some of Simon & Garfunkel's much loved hits.

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Josh Harty

on Fri, 1 Apr 2016 at Torquay The Crown & Sceptre 8:00pm

In the past decade Josh has put out three critically acclaimed albums, including "A Long List of Lies" which debuted at #8 on the Euro Americana chart. His most recent album, "Nowhere," also debuting on the EA chart, was praised by NoDepression saying "there is a dignity to this music making that leaves us feeling enriched for the experience. . ." Still touring continuously across Europe and North America, Josh shows no signs of slowing down. 2013 was an especially eventful year, covering 11 countries, 38 US states and performing over 200 shows!

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Eliza Shaddad + De Montevert

on Fri, 1 Apr 2016 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:30pm

Born to Sudanese and Scottish parents, Eliza Shaddad is a descendent of a long line of artists and poets dating back to the 1800s. Eliza's great great grandfather was James Paterson, one of the Glasgow Boys - a group of artists challenging the style and subject of late Victorian Scottish painting. After a previous EP that hit critical acclaim receiving airplay across BBC Radio 1, 2, 6 Music, BBC Radio Scotland, XFM, Amazing Radio, KCRW, and strong support from The Sunday Times, The Line of Best Fit, Clash Magazine, i-D Magazine, and The 405, Eliza Shaddad returns with follow up EP, Run, slated for release early 2016, preceded by lead single, Wars. Wars builds on songs from the Waters EP (which has notched up nearly 400k streams on Spotify since its release in summer 2014) with a much fiercer overall sound. While also harnessing elegant, nimble and bitter-sweet characteristics, Wars washes over full of conviction and flashes of vitriol. Mercury Prize nominee Chris Bond is once again at the helm of the production but is joined by Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice/Foals) on mixing duties and John Davis (Blur/FKA Twigs/Royal Blood) on mastering to give the record a grittier and more expansive sound. Ellinor Nilsson - aka De Montevert - is finally back with a new album that she treats as her debut, even though she released the acclaimed Friends & Enemies in 2012. It's a moodier, darker and more dynamic De Montevert who presents herself now - a strong female artist in a very male-oriented arena. The new album talks about love and betrayal into the finest detail, full of raw and honest compositions with the melodies and lyrics always in the centre of attention - because De Montevert has always had the ability to explain the most complicated emotions in a crystal clear way. This took a while. After spending almost two years trying out different studios and producers, she finally found a home with producer Kalle Johansson in a small small studio on the outskirts of Umeå in northern Sweden. The album was then recorded over two weekends - including a lot of first takes, and no looking for singles, just making a coherent album. De Montevert's self-titled debut album was released on 2 December, preceded by the first single, Let's not run away together. Opening the show is Manchester's own The Bear Around Your Neck, who the Quietus described as an 'oddball psych songwriter'.

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Megson

on Fri, 1 Apr 2016 at Great Ayton Christ Church 7:30pm

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' .

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Karin Grandal-park & Rosie

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

Karin Grandal-Park and Rosie Clegg joined together in September 2014 primarily to record and perform songs written by Karin with a view to reaching a wider audience. Karin and Rosie have experience in music of over 35 years each. Obviously starting in the cradle!!! Karin was classically voice trained from the age of 9 years and first appeared on stage as a paid performer from the age of 13 years. Her background covers a wide genre of music including rock, jazz... and blues but latterly she has discovered a love for Folk Music. Having always written songs Karin has focused on writing traditional and contemporary Folk songs. Rosie who plays guitar, banjo and dulcimer also provides strong backing vocals and harmonies to Karin's compositions. Rosie has performed with Bluegrass bands including The Rosie Clegg Band and Five & Dimers. In her solo capacity she performs beautifully crafted covers by such artistes as Nancy Griffiths and Iris Dement.

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Joseph Parsons @ No8

on Fri, 1 Apr 2016 at Launceston No 8 Cafe 6:30am

MUSIC STARTS @ 8pm Doors open 6.30 for pre-gig food (please reserve a table on 01566777369) Philadelphia born Joseph Parsons plays duo with Freddi Lubitz. You'll be surprised by a voice full of emotion, by music stable as a rock and most of all by lyrics that can touch you deeply, when you hear this you will realise Joseph Parsons should be more well-known! Great music!

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Phil Beer

on Sat, 2 Apr 2016 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Half of the acclaimed duo Show of Hans 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.

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Phil Beer

on Sat, 2 Apr 2016 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Half of the acclaimed duo Show of Hans 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.

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Guy Tortora Band Featuring Janos Bajtala

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

London based Californian Guy Tortora ".......something of an undiscovered treasure" (Americana UK) "Excellent songwriting. Subtle, beautiful.......and lovely slide guitar" (Paul Jones - BBC Radio 2) With stunning piano playing by Janos Bajtala

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Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

on Sat, 2 Apr 2016 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

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Kris Drever

on Sat, 2 Apr 2016 at Canterbury The Kingston Barn 7:15pm

Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets £13 online £14 in advance £15 on the door Kris Drever celebrates his first decade as an acclaimed solo artist and songwriter with a new studio album and tour If Wishes Were Horses released by Reveal Records on March 28th 2016. The album is his first for six years during which time his band Lau have established themselves as the most widely acclaimed and musically progressive trio in British folk music.. Drever's voice and guitar form part of the backbone of today's contemporary roots scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist. Drever has already played alongside Jack Bruce, Bela Fleck, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Tim O'Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Shawn Colvin, Phil Cunningham, Rosanne Cash, Roddy Woomble, Eddi Reader, Adem, Kate Rusby, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart and many more. As well as material from 'If Wishes Were Horses' Kris will revisit older songs from across his catalogue, playing many live for the first time. Fans can get involved by posting on his Facebook page old songs they would like to hear and Kris will pick from those selections Kris Drever is a serious talent MOJO The folk revival has a new standard bearer Q 'Completely infectious' BBC Music ***** 'Utterly stunning' fROOTS 'Immense yet ultra-supple sophistication, musicianship of the first order.. a breath of fresh air' SONGLINES Guitarist with that bravely experimental trio Lau, Kris Drever has all the makings of a solo celebrity **** THE GUARDIAN Sets the standard for others to follow - FOLKRADIO.CO.UK

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Martin Stephenson

on Sat, 2 Apr 2016 at Corbridge Parish Hall 7:30pm

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Peter Knight's Gigspanner @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 2 Apr 2016 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:30pm

Since his departure from folk-rock pioneers Steeleye Span at the end of 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. Justifiably met with significant critical acclaim, Gigspanner's riveting new album 'Layers of Ages' sees the band blowing the dust from a collection of well-worn traditional music and song to reveal authentic moments of staggering originality and great beauty, and has been added to the Telegraph's 'Best Folk Albums of 2015' list. Hailed by Songlines magazine as another milestone in folk's rebirth of cool, Gigspanner present a skilfully narrated program of material that goes way beyond the folk genres usual boundaries. Modern in interpretation yet classical in its virtuosity, it is music that continues to inspire audiences of all leanings, bringing them back for more. Peter is joined by Roger Flack on Guitar and Vincent Salzfaas on Percussion.

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Tupelo Uncles + The Verklempt Family

on Sat, 2 Apr 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ London-based TUPELO UNCLES take the music of 80/90s alt country legends Uncle Tupelo and add an all-acoustic bluegrass/old-time feel. Look out for demon solos from the very talented Gary Bridgewood (fiddle) and Lyle Zimmerman (bouzouki and mandolin), with lead vocals/guitar from Jason Collins and double bass from Clarky, occasionally augmented by National slide guitar wizard Garry "Slide Guy" Smith. THE VERKLEMPT FAMILY are the brainchild (well, maybe brainstepchild) of urban legend Tafkas Verklempt (a.k.a. north London roots reptile Lyle Zimmerman) accompanied by siblings Grumio (Gary Bridgewood), Hymie (Jamie Shaw), and Princess Anaesthesia (Lizzy O'Connor) Verklempt and their cousin Qarc Robóçan (Rob Corcoran). With Byrdsesque harmonies layered on lopsided time signatures and an unusual instrumental confection of bouzouki, cittern, mandolin, ubass and percussion, they make a racket somewhere between refracked Americana and the traditional music of alternative universes.

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Outback Music Group Proudly Presents Ronnie Lane's 70th Birthday Weekend Concert

on Sat, 2 Apr 2016 at Bishop's Castle The Three Tuns 8:00pm

Outback Music Group proudly presents RONNIE LANE'S 70TH BIRTHDAY WEEKEND CONCERT Saturday 2 April 2016 at The Three Tuns Inn, Bishops Castle with music from SLIM CHANCE w/Des Horsfall plus Special Guests playing songs from the Ronnie Lane songbook and their latest album 'On The Move' Starts 8.00pm Admits one: £10.00 plus £1.00 booking fee

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Reg Meuross At Bristol Folk House - With New Album, December

on Sat, 2 Apr 2016 at Bristol The Bristol Folk House 7:30am

After 10 album releases Reg Meuross has returned to the solo format which inspired him to write and sing in the first place. December is a collection of 10 of the most beautiful songs which go straight to the heart. Many will know award winner Reg for the extraordinary intimacy of his live solo performances, and it's the countless requests at these unique events for 'the one that sounds just like what we've just heard' that have inspired the production of this distinctive and entirely solo album of new songs. On the 3rd of December Reg drove to London with his newly restored 1944 Martin guitar on a promise. That promise was to repay the kindness of various friends and supporters who had helped in bringing that sweet little instrument back from San Jose to the workshop of the master luthier, Stuart Palmer, in Doncaster. The moment he held that lovingly restored guitar in his hands, Reg set about fulfilling his promise by writing an entirely new collection of songs on it, and it was these which he brought to his great friend, the drummer and recording engineer, Roy Dodds's Kitchen Floor Studio in White City. Over two days Reg recorded straight to mic with no overdubs or studio trickery. This is the sound of beautifully crafted songs in their purest, most original and definitive form. One man - who just happens to be 'one of the finest songwriters this country has produced' - and his guitar.

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Blue Rose Code @ The Biggar Corn Exchange

on Sat, 2 Apr 2016 at Biggar Corn Exchange 7:30pm

On stage at 20.00

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Blue Rose Code @ The Biggar Corn Exchange

on Sat, 2 Apr 2016 at Biggar Corn Exchange 7:30pm

On stage at 20.00

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Kris Drever With Siobhan Wilson

on Sun, 3 Apr 2016 at Topsham Matthews Hall 8:00pm

Kris Drever's voice and guitar forms part of the backbone of today's contemporary roots scene. Widely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist. Kris is joined here by Siobhan Wilson - Echoes of great artists such as Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush and Nina Simone can be heard in Siobhan's songs. Siobhan says of her own distinct style 'I use my voice differently to many other artists, I'm not that interested in fashion and am more timeless.' http://krisdrever.com

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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

on Sun, 3 Apr 2016 at Leeds Thorner Victory Hall 7:00pm

Two of the British folk scenes most accomplished performers, Kathryn and Sean have graced stages the world over in a number of guises, however, the intimacy and strength of passion shown as a duo, combined with an eclectic repertoire ensures a rare treat for any listener. Twin daughters and a folk-rock whirlwind forced Kathryn Roberts (Vocals / Piano / Woodwind), and Sean Lakeman (Guitar), to sideline their popular duo performances in the mid noughties. After almost a decade, 2012 saw a spectacular return in conjunction with their critically acclaimed album 'Hidden People'. Awards and much praise followed and the couple re-established themselves as one of the top British folk duos. With a story that includes music making with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have consolidated themselves as pillars of modern British folk. Winners 'BEST DUO' Spiral Earth Awards 2015 Winners 'BEST DUO' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013 Kathryn & Sean will be showcasing their newest album; Tomorrow Will Follow Today Available direct from http://www.kathrynrobertsandseanlakeman.com/shop/

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Steve Tilston

on Sun, 3 Apr 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Forty five years on and Steve's on as fine form as ever with no signs of him slowing down just yet the award-winning The Reckoning (Best Original Song Folk Awards 2012), plus appearances on Later with Jools Holland, BBC Four's Songwriters' Circle. Perhaps best known for his song-writing prowess, Steve is also a blinding, dazzling guitarist with a style echoing the elaborate rhythmic folk baroque of Bert Jansch and Davy Graham, but also drawing from classical, roots and the tradition to create a sound that has been called quintessentially Tilston. His brand new CD Truth to Tell out now. The more you listen, the more there is to discover. Bob Harris A great narrator on top form. The Observer **** dominated by Tilston's exquisite guitar work ... The Guardian **** songs of great heart, delivered with authority and instrumental panache. The Scotsman **** Another superb set from the good Mr Tilston, who just can't seem to put a finger wrong. FROOTS

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Amy Speace

on Sun, 3 Apr 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Amy began her creative career in the theatre, acting with The National Shakespeare Company and various other classical repertory theatres, but she long ago left behind the stage to pursue music full time. She was discovered by Judy Collins and signed to Collins' imprint, Wildflower Records, releasing two critically-acclaimed albums. Judy Collins herself recorded Amy's song, The Weight of the World, calling it one of the best political folk songs I've ever heard. It's her voice that catches the audience off guard. A crystal clear voice with an emotional catch and a fluttering vibrato that seems grounded in another era yet somehow speaks to this one. An NPR critic commented, Her velvety achey voice recalls an early Lucinda Williams. Legendary rock critic Dave Marsh says Amy Speace's songs hang together like a short story collection, united by a common vantage point and common predicamentsit's a gift to hear a heart so modest even when it's wide open,. For those who argue that poetry is a dying genre, I suggest listening to Amy Speace. (New York Times)

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Duck Baker

on Sun, 3 Apr 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- One of the most highly regarded acoustic finglerstyle guitarists of his generation, Duck Baker made his name as an outlier of the 1970's folk scene. But his interests have always been wide-ranging, as demonstrated by such associations as Davy Graham, John Renbourn, Roswell Rudd, Derek Bailey and John Zorn. In recent years, Baker has focused on performing his own jazz compositions in a trio featuring clarinettist Alex Ward and double bassist John Edwards. Baker is known is one of the leading guitar interpreters of Herbie Nichols and Thelonious Monk, and, as one critic put it, his own tunes come from a nearby planet. Expect edgy, modern jazz that is humorous and richly melodic, and it easy to follow because the musicians don't indulge in overly long solos.

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Rant - Tea And Tunes

on Sun, 3 Apr 2016 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 3:30pm

Individually, each of Rant's four fiddle players is worthy of attention - Shetland sisters Jenna (Blazin' Fiddles) and Bethany Reid, and Highlanders Lauren MacColl and Sarah-Jane Summers. Together, they're dynamite! The RANT sound is rich and vibrant; using just their fiddles, they weave a tapestry of melodies, textures, layers and sounds. Their debut album earned them a Herald Angel Award, and they've made major festival and concert appearances across the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia, and recorded strings for Julie Fowlis on her latest album 'Gach Sgeul'. Tea and home baking in the interval included in ticket price.

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Rant - Tea And Tunes

on Sun, 3 Apr 2016 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 3:30pm

Individually, each of Rant's four fiddle players is worthy of attention - Shetland sisters Jenna (Blazin' Fiddles) and Bethany Reid, and Highlanders Lauren MacColl and Sarah-Jane Summers. Together, they're dynamite! The RANT sound is rich and vibrant; using just their fiddles, they weave a tapestry of melodies, textures, layers and sounds. Their debut album earned them a Herald Angel Award, and they've made major festival and concert appearances across the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia, and recorded strings for Julie Fowlis on her latest album 'Gach Sgeul'. Tea and home baking in the interval included in ticket price.

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Na-mara

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

Na-mara (Rob Garcia and Paul McNamara) perform at clubs and festivals across the UK and have, in recent times, performed in France and Spain and featured in broadcasts on BBC Radio 4 and a host of local radio stations. They perform self-penned songs in traditional style on a range of contemporary and historical topics as well as traditional songs and tunes from across the British Isles, their own translations songs from the Breton, French and Quebecois traditions and a wide variety of tunes from Asturias, Galicia, Brittany and northern France. Their recent albums 'Navajos & Pirates' (released in 2015) and 'The Bite' (released in 2010) have received critical acclaim from a host of local and national folk magazines with tracks broadcast on a range of folk music radio programmes across the UK and beyond. As close friends of the International Brigade Memorial Trust, they have performed their own songs about the Spanish Civil War at numerous events commemorating the commitment of Britons who went to fight fascism in Spain in the 1930s. "You may put na-mara on the list of enjoyable English duos, such as veteran Knightley and Beer or young Cadie and Bloomer" Folk World "...turn an austere sound into an elegant one with their voices displaying the required authority for such subjects" Spiral Earth

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Na-mara

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

Na-mara (Rob Garcia and Paul McNamara) perform at clubs and festivals across the UK and have, in recent times, performed in France and Spain and featured in broadcasts on BBC Radio 4 and a host of local radio stations. They perform self-penned songs in traditional style on a range of contemporary and historical topics as well as traditional songs and tunes from across the British Isles, their own translations songs from the Breton, French and Quebecois traditions and a wide variety of tunes from Asturias, Galicia, Brittany and northern France. Their recent albums 'Navajos & Pirates' (released in 2015) and 'The Bite' (released in 2010) have received critical acclaim from a host of local and national folk magazines with tracks broadcast on a range of folk music radio programmes across the UK and beyond. As close friends of the International Brigade Memorial Trust, they have performed their own songs about the Spanish Civil War at numerous events commemorating the commitment of Britons who went to fight fascism in Spain in the 1930s. "You may put na-mara on the list of enjoyable English duos, such as veteran Knightley and Beer or young Cadie and Bloomer" Folk World "...turn an austere sound into an elegant one with their voices displaying the required authority for such subjects" Spiral Earth

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Richard Digance

on Mon, 4 Apr 2016 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

terrace cred. presents: He's the chap who, unconventionally, always opens the saturday doings at Fairport Convention's Cropredy Festival. He's the chap who could be seen in Dictionary Corner in 'Countdown'. He's 'a national treasure' (Bob Harris). Richard Digance once made a TV /show video live at The Dome, Brighton. Here he is in more intimate surroundings of The Greys Brighton. Richard is a BAFTA Nominated entertainer and a Gold Award recipient from The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. He is also listed in the Virgin Anthology of Music as an influential writer of comedic songs. He's an established writer and poet. Not many guitarists have played a duet with Queen's Brian May, worked with Steve Martin, played an acoustic set with Status Quo or performed at The London Palladium with the late Robin Williams. He's also just contributed songs to Bill Bryson's new (audio)book 'little Dribbling: More Notes From A Small Island'. And he's a thoroughly good bloke!

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Rob Harbron And Emma Reid

on Mon, 4 Apr 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

Rob Harbron and Emma Reid are both highly regarded traditional musicians who hail from the north of England. Their duo performances bring together individual influences and expertise with shared roots in English traditional music. Rob performs with the acclaimed English Acoustic Collective and is a sought-after composer and teacher. He is known for his unique concertina style, and is an assured performer, a consummate accompanist and an engaging singer. Emma is currently based in her motherland Sweden where she studied Swedish folk music performance at Stockholm's Royal College of Music. Emma is a truly natural fiddle player, with a deeply personal style and a real ability to speak through her fiddle. She regularly performs and teaches in the UK, Scandinavia and the USA. Together Rob and Emma bring a natural, uplifting sound to bear on a varied repertoire which includes their own new music alongside traditional songs and tunes. The heart of the repertoire is in the dance tunes of England, which they bring to life and adapt to the stage, inspired by archive recordings and contemporary musicians to expose the vitality, swing, lift and articulation at the core of each tune. This is honest, upbeat, optimistic music to listen to in an intimate, acoustic setting where the audience can enjoy the intricate details, spontaneous harmonies and arrangements that stem from a close interplay between the players, and the ongoing dialogue between artist and audience. 2015 will see the release of the duos' second album, in which they playfully explore similarities between Swedish and English dance forms.

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Hatstand

on Mon, 4 Apr 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Hatstand is an intimate monthly performance arts space in Kings Heath, welcoming musicians, poets, storytellers, visual artists, and their audience. It takes place on the first Monday of every month. Hatstand is absolutely unamplified, and there's no real stage as little as possible separates performers from the crowd. Tickets: £5 (£4 conc.) Tickets available from the Cafe or ww.wegottickets.com

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Lucy Marshall

on Mon, 4 Apr 2016 at Etton The Processed Pea 6:30pm

Doors open 1830 for 2000hrs.

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Jw Jones

on Mon, 4 Apr 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

JW Jones has released eight albums, performed in nineteen countries and four continents, and averages over one hundred shows per year. Canadian-born Hollywood actor Dan Aykroyd, known for his Blues Brothers persona Elwood Blues, has called JW's group an amazing blues band. In early 2015, the legendary Buddy Guy performed with Jones in Chicago, then invited JW to trade riffs with him on two sold-out Canadian dates. Here are some recent reviews: Never fails to electrify the crowd! - Mark Monahan, Ottawa Bluesfest (JW opened for B.B. King in 2013) Slick guitar playing, beautiful arrangements, and an immediate personable connection with the audience made JW-Jones a stand-out at our festival! Gifted artist, and a downright nice guy. It doesn't get any better! - Bob Halvorsen, Thunder Bay Blues Festival JW-Jones is one of the best we've seen in 14 years! The fans loved it! - Jacques Dubé, Festival Jazz & Blues de Saguenay [Chicoutimi, QC] Highly regarded in blues circles Blues Revue Magazine For more info check out his website: http://www.jw-jones.com

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Jw Jones

on Mon, 4 Apr 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

JW Jones has released eight albums, performed in nineteen countries and four continents, and averages over one hundred shows per year. Canadian-born Hollywood actor Dan Aykroyd, known for his Blues Brothers persona Elwood Blues, has called JW's group an amazing blues band. In early 2015, the legendary Buddy Guy performed with Jones in Chicago, then invited JW to trade riffs with him on two sold-out Canadian dates. Here are some recent reviews: Never fails to electrify the crowd! - Mark Monahan, Ottawa Bluesfest (JW opened for B.B. King in 2013) Slick guitar playing, beautiful arrangements, and an immediate personable connection with the audience made JW-Jones a stand-out at our festival! Gifted artist, and a downright nice guy. It doesn't get any better! - Bob Halvorsen, Thunder Bay Blues Festival JW-Jones is one of the best we've seen in 14 years! The fans loved it! - Jacques Dubé, Festival Jazz & Blues de Saguenay [Chicoutimi, QC] Highly regarded in blues circles Blues Revue Magazine For more info check out his website: http://www.jw-jones.com

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Maddy Prior

on Mon, 4 Apr 2016 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

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The Sheepdogs

on Mon, 4 Apr 2016 at Manchester Night & Day Cafe 8:00pm

Trends come and go, styles fall in and out of fashion, but The Sheepdogs remain steadfast in their commitment to rock n' roll excellence. Since their inception, the band have always sought to play the kind of music they themselves love: 'Pure, simple, good-time music,' as singer/guitarist Ewan Currie puts it. It's no surprise, then, that the band's fifth LP, Future Nostalgia, is firmly rooted in the rock tradition that listeners have come to expect from the boys. The idea was simple: find a nice, quiet, secluded place and make a record packed with all the hot guitar licks and sing-along choruses they could muster. So the band holed up in a rented house in the remote, idyllic setting of Stony Lake, Ontario, and set about creating a studio where they could work all hours of the day. 'We wanted to cut out all the noise and get back to a place where we could just fully immerse ourselves in music,' says Currie, who took on production duties for the album. 'We worked hard, but we also made sure to keep it loose and have ourselves a good time.' Future Nostalgia is the middle ground between the JUNO-winning, platinum-certified Learn & Burn, which spawned the rock radio staple I Don't Know, and its equally successful follow-up, 2012's The Sheepdogs, featuring the instantly recognisable, Gold-certified singles Feeling Good and The Way It Is. The former was recorded by Currie and the band in their hometown of Saskatoon before they were propelled to fame as the first unsigned band to grace the cover of Rolling Stone, pressure free and at their own pace. Its follow-up, however, recorded in Nashville with producer and Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney, was a much more formal and rigid studio experience. This time, the band aimed to combine the successes and lessons learned from these opposite ends of the recording spectrum. Future Nostalgia builds upon The Sheepdogs' foundation of feel-good vocal harmonising and nasty guitar jamming. 'Our musical journey has been about trying to find how we sound our best,' states Currie, and the album represents the pinnacle of their progress thus far. That's made immediately clear from the opening riff of Downtown, an undeniable straight- up rocker that sparkles with the warmth of summer. Down at the other end of the street is Bad Lieutenant, which walks a dark and sexy strut courtesy of bassist Ryan Gullen and drummer Sam Corbett, who also tear up the furious I Really Wanna Be Your Man. Newcomers Rusty Matyas and Ewan's brother Shamus Currie, on guitar and keys respectively, bring a new spirit to the wistful back porch vibes of Same Old Feeling or the brooding melancholy of Jim Gordon. Elsewhere, the ominous groove of Help Us All calls to mind the bleak violence of Blood Meridian as sung by Sly & the Family Stone, punctuated by a devastating trombone solo from Shamus. Now, The Sheepdogs are eager to embark on the next leg of their journey, which will involve many miles logged and stages played. 'I'm excited for people to hear the album, because it's a labour of love,' Currie says proudly. 'Now, it's just about getting it out there and getting people into it.' From their cramped Saskatchewan jam space to gold and platinum records and shows with rock icons, The Sheepdogs haven't strayed from their goal of sharing pure, passionate rock n' roll with anyone who'll listen and Future Nostalgia is packed with it.

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Fred's House Http://fredshousemusic.co.uk/

on Mon, 4 Apr 2016 at Wokingham Emmbrook Sports & Social Club 7:30pm

Fred's House's particular brand of folk music is full of the kind of hooks and choruses that wouldn't seem out of place within a pop song. Fine Life is an indicator of a band at its happiest and most fluent: described by themselves as an ode to the devil-may-care lifestyle of being skint but enjoying it nonetheless. The track fizzles, and each individual member seems to feed off another. With the BBC and in particular 6Music taking an interest in the band, it's clear that with the passion they dedicate to their music and with similar pop-folk like this Fred's House could be breaking into the mainstream very soon

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Bronwynne Brent

on Tue, 5 Apr 2016 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn 8:00pm

Doors 7.30 pm, concert starts 8 pm. Some standing in the event of a full house.

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Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

on Tue, 5 Apr 2016 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

Celebrating another milestone in history these virtuoso musicians - who continually push the envelope in terms of Scottish folk music - journey south for what's sure to be a great craic. Mighty tunes, quirky humour - perfect !

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Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

on Tue, 5 Apr 2016 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

Celebrating another milestone in history these virtuoso musicians - who continually push the envelope in terms of Scottish folk music - journey south for what's sure to be a great craic. Mighty tunes, quirky humour - perfect !

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Kris Drever

on Tue, 5 Apr 2016 at Cambridge Portland Arms 7:00pm

http://krisdrever.com/ Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult Kris Drever celebrates his first decade as an acclaimed solo artist and songwriter with a new studio album and tour "If Wishes Were Horses" released by Reveal Records on March 28th 2016. The album is his first for six years (during which time his band Lau have established themselves as the most widely acclaimed and musically progressive trio in British folk music). Drever's voice and guitar forms part of the backbone of today's contemporary roots scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist. Drever has already played alongside Jack Bruce, Bela Fleck, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Tim O'Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Shawn Colvin, Phil Cunningham, Rosanne Cash, Roddy Woomble, Eddi Reader, Adem, Kate Rusby, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart and many more. Aswell as material from IF Wishes Were Horses Kris will revist older songs from across his catalogue playing many live for the first time. Fans can get involved by posting on his Facebook old songs they would like to hear and Kris will pick from those selections. "Kris Drever is a serious talent" MOJO "The folk revival has a new standard bearer" Q 'Completely infectious' BBC Music ***** 'Utterly stunning' fROOTS 'Immense yet ultra-supple sophistication, musicianship of the first order.. a breath of fresh air' SONGLINES Guitarist with that bravely experimental trio Lau, Kris Drever has all the makings of a solo celebrity **** THE GUARDIAN Sets the standard for others to follow - FOLKRADIO.CO.UK

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Kevin Pearce + Hannah Rose Platt

on Tue, 5 Apr 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

LEASE 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. -------- KEVIN PEARCE: "Track of the Day for Dynamite" - Q Magazine " A keening vocal reminiscent of Cat Stevens " - The Independent "Stunning" - Dermot O'Leary BBC Radio 2 "Absolutely Beautiful" - Frank Skinner, Absolute Radio "The Finest Songs" - Mojo "As recommendations about music go, this was a great one" - Steve Lamacq, BBC 6 Music "Dynamite is a Classic Album" - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 In between ongoing collaborations with Tom Mcrae, Turin Brakes, members of Sheffields Electronic acts I Monster and The Eccentronic Research Council (ft.Maxine Peake) and also an exciting forthcoming collaboration in the works with an artist on Fatboy Slim's Skint label, KEVIN PEARCE has finished his fourth album, ( Out Spring/Summer2016 ) which feels like an ethereal and timeless piece of art. Simultaneously running commercial appeal with challenging topics of politics, mental illness, the joys of clarity and the universe. ---------------------- HANNAH ROSE PLATT: "Platt doesn't put a foot wrong in a series of superb vignettes...one of the most assured and accomplished debuts of the year" * * * * *- R2 Magazine (5 stars) "A country-folk singer destined for musical stardom...sheer talent & determination...a captivating artist...future big successes to come for this gifted singer-songwriter" - Glamour Magazine "London-based Americana musician debuts compassionate and mesmerising album...this gifted storyteller takes the essence of human struggles, love and heartbreak, and intertwines them into tender songs surrounded by hope and fragility... * * * * - Maverick Magazine (4 stars) "One of the finest home grown debuts you're likely to hear in this, or any decade" - Sean MgHee (Editor at R2 Magazine) "Hannah Rose Platt uses the combined beauty of her lyrical wisdom and wondrous vocals Hannah explores some deep seated concepts using guile, awareness and a flair...without any hesitation, endorsement of this near faultless debut work is forthcoming ." - 3 Chords and the Truth UK "Every song on the album is a miniature picture, a thumbnail sketch frozen in time. There's almost a sense of 'Pictures in an Exhibition' as successive tracks pass in front of you; each one having its own characters and its own story to tell...This is a remarkable debut album. Hannah is an artist who really knows what she is doing and where she is going. She's going to the top." - Fatea Magazine "Hannah Rose Platt is a young, north of England Emmylou Harris in blossoming before our eyes and ears"- Sid Griffin "This is a really beautiful album...I hope it does incredibly well - it deserves to!" - Ric Sanders (Fairport Convention) Hannah Rose Platt is an enchanting singer-songwriter, talented guitarist and storyteller. She recorded her debut album Portraits in Nashville last year where she worked with some of the industry's leading names, Grammy award-winning musicians Mark Fain, (Ricky Skaggs, Dolly Parton) Stuart Duncan (Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, The Nashville Bluegrass Band, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss) Her melodic, poetic and accessible music offers self-written narratives to ordinary people who had no one to unfurl their stories; tales of luck, stoicism, loneliness, love, heartbreak and hope. While avoiding clichés, she warmly builds characters like an author, penning songs that almost eavesdrop on other people's lives. Born and raised in Liverpool, Hannah began playing the guitar when she was five, teaching herself how to play. Her musical education came from her stepfather who would encourage her to listen to a wide variety of music, scouring his extensive record collection for inspiration for her. Having played gigs around the country and in the USA, (including a slot at Summertyne Americana Festival 2015 alongside artists such as Roseanne Cash and Emmylou Harris) she released Portraits independently. The album has received widespread critical acclaim, has been featured on several best of 2015 lists and has had considerable airplay on BBC Radio Merseyside, The Front Porch with Baylen Leonard at Amazing Radio, Resonance FM, Wrecking Ball Radio and Europe's leading country radio station CMR Nashville. Portraits was also included in Glamour Magazine's 'Summer soundtrack of 2015.

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Martin Carthy

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

For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick and his award-winning wife (Norma Waterson) and daughter Eliza Carthy have resulted in more than 40 albums, but Martin has only recorded 10 solo albums, of which the much anticipated Waiting for Angels was the latest. He's a ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic and electric-guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material. He always prefers to follow an insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position. Perhaps, most significant of all, are his settings of traditional songs with guitar, which have influenced a generation of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon. Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all (Q Magazine) Carthy is a master of the ballad of substance, songs that tell stories, whether they are traditional, his own or from contemporary writers. (The Telegraph) Tickets: £12 Tickets available from the Cafe or www.wegottickets.com

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Josh Harty + Tildon Krautz + Robert Chaney

on Wed, 6 Apr 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Folklore presents..... Josh Harty + Tildon Krautz + Robert Chaney Touring across continents, North Dakota native JOSH HARTY's unique blend of American music has become a must-hear for those who keep the tradition of country, blues and folk close to their hearts. An honest voice and fingers that seem to catch fire! -Atlanta Music Guide There is a dignity to this music making that leaves us feeling enriched for the experience. . . -No Depression Www.joshharty.com TILDON KRAUZ: Originally from Brooklyn NYC, this travelling this old-time travelling string band delivers a classy mixture of original and traditional rootsy sounds. Bluegrass, Oldtime Folk, Jazz & Blues... As idiosyncratic and modern as it is engaging! Www.tildonkrautz.com ROBERT CHANEY is an American performing artist, heir to the songwriting tradition of Townes Van Zandt, Hank Williams, and Judee Sill. www.robertchaney.net

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Blue Rose Code

on Wed, 6 Apr 2016 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

A very exciting intimate gig with one of the UK's hottest acts Blue Rose Code. Tickets £12.50. Kenneth J Nash 8.00-8.45 Blue Rose Code (solo) 9.00-10.00 Times tbc Blue Rose Code In the space of only a short few years and two stellar albums, Blue Rose Code, Edinburgh-born Ross Wilson, has gone from song-writing in the obscurity of an East London flat to being celebrated by the industry and fans alike as a legacy artist whose work stands alone, unsullied by the restrictions of trend. As Ross himself says, "I've never been cool and I've never been good-looking. In fact, I've zero interest in being cool". From the first listen, the music of Blue Rose Code pricks the ears and demands the attention. It's merely the beginning. As BBC broadcaster Mary-Anne Kennedy said recently, "Blue Rose Code is one of those rare artists whose work makes you sit up and listen". The Ballads Of Peckham Rye, Blue Rose Code's latest record, was nominated for the prestigious Scottish Album Of The Year Awards in 2014 and features a roll-call of remarkable talent, the likes of which brings to mind a bye-gone era from the sixties and seventies where collaboration was part of the process of making art. Danny Thompson, Karine Polwart, John Wetton, Aidan O'Rourke and Kathryn Williams all appear on the record. Both singles from Ballads received heavy airplay and were playlisted on BBC Radio Scotland, the second, in particular, 'True Ways Of Knowing', was a personal triumph for Ross. "Having left school at 16 with no qualifications, for years I believed that the great art and poetry and literature of Scotland was out of my reach, inaccessible to me. I discovered the work of Norman MacCaig and his contemporaries and all of that changed when I put MacCaig's poem, 'True Ways Of Knowing' to my own music." "I'm passionate about music being a vehicle for education so to have a piece of poetry playlisted on the BBC was a great kick" This was only the beginning of a broader cultural expedition where, supported by the Saltire Society, Ross is marrying the work of the Scottish Literary Renaissance to music. Further praise has come from the most unexpected of quarters in Hollywood A-lister, Ewan McGregor. Ewan explained, "my uncle Denis (Lawson, star of Local Hero) gave me a copy of The Ballads Of Peckham Rye, it's beautiful and I can't stop listening to it." Blue Rose Code has toured rigorously, paid his dues the old-fashioned way, changing line-up and arrangement of songs, depending on the gig. This bold, almost jazz-like vision for performing has earned him a fiercely loyal support up and down the UK. You never know quite what you're going to get at a Blue Rose Code show, the only guarantee is an unforgettable live experience. It's this live reputation that recently had Edith Bowman personally ask for Ross to perform on the launch show of BBC At The Quay with Texas and Stornoway. Edith described Ross' performance with a nine-piece band, including guest Karine Polwart, as, "truly special and beautiful" http://www.bluerosecode.com/ https://www.facebook.com/bluerosecode https://twitter.com/BlueRoseCode Kenneth J Nash Kenneth J Nash has never done things the easy way, but his courage to confront the darker moments of his past has led him to spending his years on the music scene carving out a thriving repertoire of haunting music that stirs the heart and spears the soul. With a knack for blending his smooth, emotive voice with a lyrical prowess heavily influenced by his time spent on the road as a musician and DJ that threw his personal life into turmoil, his music resonates as a poignant story of a man who's been to hell and back more times than he can remember, but has come out the other side stronger. Drawing on his influences (Cohen, Waits, Cash, Reed & Cave), his deftly dramatic songs of love, loss, regret and renewal - not to mention addiction - bring this artist's dark journey vividly to life. His passion for instrumentation is behind his absorbing production; guitar, mandolin, Irish whistle, cello and double bass combine to give his output a delightful folksy sound. He has written and released five LPs under his own name (In the company of ghosts, Under a gypsy moon, We all belong, The brewer & the dealer & The fall of Eden) several live EPs, and makes regular appearances at festivals, folk clubs and acoustic showcases throughout the UK. Recent highlight live shows of his career include playing the Hard Rock Cafe stage at the 2015 Isle of Wight Festival and being selected to appear at Seth Lakeman's alternative Hootenanny at The Convent. He has provided support for artists such as Eliza Carthy, The Wonderstuff, Mark Geary, Suzanne Vega and Seth Lakeman. His songs have received radio play, been featured in the press and released on popular podcasts worldwide, while Independent Music News twice picked him as one of their 'artists to watch' and Folk Radio UK nominated him artist of the month and his LP album of the month in January 2015. The LP 'the fall of Eden' was nominated as 'Best LP from a male folk artist' by Folkwords and he continues to receive accolades for both his live and recorded works. With his intuitive gift for self-reflection and humble view of the world woven into a stream of beautiful melodies, the music of Kenneth J Nash is a warm, sophisticated pleasure. www.kennethjnash.com https://www.facebook.com/kennethjohnnash https://twitter.com/Kennethjnash Doors open at 7.00. No entrance once the acts are on stage. If you're late, you'll have to wait til the breaks. Bookshop bar open serving ale and wine, hot and cold drinks and cake! No other food or drink to be brought onto the premises. Booking highly recommended. Tickets from the link above or direct from the shop. Not available via phone. www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk www.twitter.com/bigcomfybooks

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Rant

on Wed, 6 Apr 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

START TIME 7.30pm. Rant are now firmly established as a vibrant sound on the British folk scene. Nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014, the band is the meeting of four of Scotland's finest fiddle players, two from the Shetlands and two from the Highlands. Using just their fiddles, Bethany Reid, Jenna Reid, Sarah-Jane Summers and Lauren MacColl weave a gorgeous tapestry of melodies and textures. Acclaim for Rant arrived in the form of a Herald Angel Award for outstanding performance across all the Edinburgh Festivals. In addition the band have made major festival and concert appearances across the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia, and recorded strings for Julie Fowlis on her latest album Gach Sgeul. 2016 sees the release of their second album Reverie which sees them continue with this song strand, collaborating both with Fowlis and Scots singer Ewan McLennan.

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Rant

on Wed, 6 Apr 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

START TIME 7.30pm. Rant are now firmly established as a vibrant sound on the British folk scene. Nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014, the band is the meeting of four of Scotland's finest fiddle players, two from the Shetlands and two from the Highlands. Using just their fiddles, Bethany Reid, Jenna Reid, Sarah-Jane Summers and Lauren MacColl weave a gorgeous tapestry of melodies and textures. Acclaim for Rant arrived in the form of a Herald Angel Award for outstanding performance across all the Edinburgh Festivals. In addition the band have made major festival and concert appearances across the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia, and recorded strings for Julie Fowlis on her latest album Gach Sgeul. 2016 sees the release of their second album Reverie which sees them continue with this song strand, collaborating both with Fowlis and Scots singer Ewan McLennan.

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Rant

on Wed, 6 Apr 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

START TIME 7.30pm. Rant are now firmly established as a vibrant sound on the British folk scene. Nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014, the band is the meeting of four of Scotland's finest fiddle players, two from the Shetlands and two from the Highlands. Using just their fiddles, Bethany Reid, Jenna Reid, Sarah-Jane Summers and Lauren MacColl weave a gorgeous tapestry of melodies and textures. Acclaim for Rant arrived in the form of a Herald Angel Award for outstanding performance across all the Edinburgh Festivals. In addition the band have made major festival and concert appearances across the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia, and recorded strings for Julie Fowlis on her latest album Gach Sgeul. 2016 sees the release of their second album Reverie which sees them continue with this song strand, collaborating both with Fowlis and Scots singer Ewan McLennan.

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Local Showcase 1

on Wed, 6 Apr 2016 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Dr Clive & Rachel Rose Reid: Songs From The Sea

on Wed, 6 Apr 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- An evening of salty songs and windswept stories, from Dr Clive (The Curiosity Cabaret; White Mischief) and Rachel Rose Reid ("Queen of the New Wave of Storytellers" BBC Radio 3). With shanties to sing together, folk tales to sink into, and lullabies to bring you back home. "A glimpse of magic" The Guardian "There's no faulting Reid's command of her craft" The Times

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Aldous Harding

on Wed, 6 Apr 2016 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:30pm

Aldous Harding's songs are not for the faint of heart. Disarming in their desolate imagery and vulnerable instrumentation, they deal with the raw materials of life: birth, death, love and grief. Sometimes reminiscent of 60s-era folk singers Vashti Bunyan and Linda Perhacs, Harding's work lies in more harsh terrain than her forebears piercing the long history of the genre with a grit and sincerity rarely encountered. Hailing from New Zealand's Southern port town of Lyttelton, Harding was discovered busking on the streets. It wasn't long before her name became synonymous with both the vivid devastation of her wordplay and the stark intensity of her performance; a unique blend of fragility and sinewy, world-won strength that belies her youth. Aldous Harding's debut eponymous album was released on Spunk Records in 2015 to international acclaim, attracting the ears of influential BB6 DJs Marc Riley and Mary Anne Hobbs, followed by a rigorous festival circuit in 2015, including The Great Escape, Torstrasse, Big Sound, Sydney Festival, Perth Festival, Golden Plains and The Others Way. The Line Of Best Fit lauded her Great Escape performance: '[Aldous Harding] mixes traditional folk songs with dirge-y notes and ends her incredible performance with an A cappella cover of Edith Piaf she was told she was too young to be singing. It was spellbinding.' Of her debut record, The 405 said, 'the voice is from another time and the imagery is dramatic, the themes are universal. [a] toweringly talented song writer'. With a clutch of new songs tucked into her belt, 2016 will see Aldous Harding hit the ground running to tour Europe, the UK and the United States, her songs certain to hit hard those who encounter them. 'We highly recommend running her tuneful gothic folk vocals past your ears' Frankie 'This is a special album in the sense that its graceful and subtle qualities form a powerfully emotive listening experience' Under the Radar

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Bella Hardy

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

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Hot Club Of Cowtown

on Thu, 7 Apr 2016 at Biddulph Town Hall 7:30pm

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The Brew

on Thu, 7 Apr 2016 at London 100 Club 7:30pm

Solid Entertainments presents THE BREW

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Winter Wilson

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

Kip Winter (vocals, accordion, guitar, flute) and Dave Wilson (vocals, guitar, banjo) are one of the hardest-working duos on the acoustic music scene, with a reputation for fine original songs (covered by the likes of Vin Garbutt), stunning harmonies and spontaneous humour, charming club and festival audiences across the UK.

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Winter Wilson

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

Kip Winter (vocals, accordion, guitar, flute) and Dave Wilson (vocals, guitar, banjo) are one of the hardest-working duos on the acoustic music scene, with a reputation for fine original songs (covered by the likes of Vin Garbutt), stunning harmonies and spontaneous humour, charming club and festival audiences across the UK.

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Greg Russell And Ciaran Algar

on Thu, 7 Apr 2016 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Greg Russell And Ciaran Algar

on Thu, 7 Apr 2016 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Crh Music Presents J W Jones

on Thu, 7 Apr 2016 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

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Jaywalkers

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

This exciting, young band are currently touring their third studio album - Weave - which sees them further expanding their musical horizons at all levels. Together they effortlessly fuse elements of Bluegrass, Folk and Old-Time and the music Jaywalkers create is in¬novative, rooted deeply in tradition, and exhilarating. The night promises to be an entertaining, foot stomping evening and is not to be missed! ... So refreshing to hear an English outfit so obviously influenced by Bluegrass but using it to produce something fresh and original (fROOTS).

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Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman

on Fri, 8 Apr 2016 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

Winners ~ Best Duo ~ BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013

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Hot Club Of Cowtown

on Fri, 8 Apr 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:00pm

Since it's beginnings in the late 1990s, Hot Club of Cowtown's star has continued to rise as its reputation for jaw-dropping virtuosity and earth-shattering live shows has become the band's global brand. Lauded for its down-home melodies and exuberant improvisation (The Times, London), the Hot Club of Cowtown has always weaved a combination of seemingly disparate styles together to its own magical effect, setting up camp at that crossroads where country meets Jazz and chases the blues away (The Independent), and conscious always that above all else, the music is for dancing and an old-fashioned good time (The New York Times). The Hot Club's musical alchemy has been described as Another breathless journey in the Texas tardis (The Times, London), while American Songwriter shrewdly observed that The excellent three players of this band could be doing anything but have chosen to honor the greats of jazz and swing with their sound. Along with the Hot Club's dedicated cult following worldwide--they have toured for the US State Department as Musical Ambassadors to Azerbaijan, Armenia, the Republic of Georgia and the Sultanate of Oman--certain titans of the industry have also taken notice. Bob Dylan, with whom the band toured and with whom James has toured and recorded, is a continuing inspiration both personally and professionally. The Hot Club has opened several shows for Wille Nelson, toured with Nelson and Dylan during a summer- long stadium tour, and, in 2011, opened seven nights of Roxy Music's sold out For Your Pleasure UK stadium tour. In the UK the Hot Club of Cowtown continues to tour extensively and has been featured at the Glastonbury Festival and has also been a returning guest on Later with Jools Holland, the Cambridge Folk Festival, the Radcliffe and Maconie Show, and Bob Harris Country.

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Richard Digance Live On Stage

on Fri, 8 Apr 2016 at Swanage Mowlem Theatre 7:30pm

Many people sing, play guitar and tell stories but not many have supported Steve Martin, Robin Williams or played a guitar duet with Brian May of Queen, Richard Digance has. Richard Digance is a rare performer in that he's respected by comedians for his original material and by musicians for being an accomplished performer/guitarist. His loyal following confirms his wide appeal, from the younger generation attracted by both his guitar playing and the fact he has inspired many modern-day performers, to the super-loyal who have followed Richard since the time he had his own ITV series and even further when he started out in folk clubs. His evergreen career has been acknowledged through numerous awards within both the music and entertainment industries, from a BAFTA Nomination as a TV entertainer to a Gold Award from The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. He is included in The Virgin Anthology of Songwriters for his important contribution to British comedy songwriting. Richard Digance is also a world-acclaimed poet, an author and an artist.His poetry is published around the world, from The University of British Columbia, Canadian syllabus for English; Fearndon Teaching Aids, Illionois, USA, The Oxford University Anthology of Poetry, The West Indies Schools syllabus and more recently in Australia and in Cape Town South Africa as part of English First Additional Language Grade 8 Reader He has survived all trends with his two and a half hour one-man show, his summer festival appearances in the UK, the United States, Canada and Dubai, his cruise work and television appearances.He is both an accomplished musician, rated by many as one of Britain's greatest acoustic guitarists, inspired by his good friend Ralph McTell, and an entertainer who many younger comedians, including Ross Noble, claim as one of their major influences. On his own ITV Saturday-night show Richard has played guitar with Queen's Brian May, The Moody Blues, Status Quo, Chris deBurgh, Juan Martin, Marc Cohn and Elkie Brooks. However, Richard Digance does not rest on his immense reputation. In the last two years he has broadened his appeal, firstly by proving to be one of Britains most sought after cruise entertainers and secondly by returning to his musical roots through major music festival appearances Patrons who require greater access (i.e. wheelchair users etc..) please contact the theatre box office on 01929 422239 10:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.

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Liverpool Acoustic Presents Roxanne De Bastion

on Fri, 8 Apr 2016 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery 7:45pm

Liverpool Acoustic presents Roxanne de Bastion. Liverpool favourite Roxanne will be performing a full set at the View Two Gallery as part of her UK tour for the release of her new single in April 2016. Support TBC. Tickets are available now in advance for £5.00 (+50p booking fee) from wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic or for £6 on the door on the night. Doors open at our regular time of 7.45pm with the music starting at 8.15pm sharp. You can join the facebook event at facebook.com/liverpoolacoustic/events All of our future live events can be found at liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/live Please note, the performance space at the View Two Gallery is on the third floor and there is no disabled access.

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The Railsplitters

on Fri, 8 Apr 2016 at Marsden Mechanics Hall 7:30pm

High energy, red hot bluegrass from the USA! The Railsplitters are an entertaining five piece band from Colorado, featuring top class instrumental playing and powerful vocals. They draw on a range of influences including roots/Americana, modern pop and rock & roll, as well as bluegrass pioneers like Bill Monroe and Earl Scruggs. Featuring mandolin, fiddle, banjo, guitar and upright bass, The Railsplitters have the kind of raw power that will knock your socks off. With two albums released to date and touring frequently across the USA and Europe, the band has received rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic for their songwriting talent, luminous vocals and exceptional musical range. True North Music is pleased to be hosting The Railsplitters at this delightful venue in the village of Marsden, near Huddersfield.

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Amy Speace

on Fri, 8 Apr 2016 at Bowdon The Cinnamon Club 7:30pm

Baltimoreborn singer- songwriter Amy Speace started her creative career out in the theater. She studied classical acting in NYC after graduating with high honors from Amherst College and spent a few years carving out a life spent rushing from lower east side theater rehearsals to film and commercial auditions to many support jobs which ranged from legal secretary to personal assistant for actress/singer Lainie Kazan. After a spectacular breakup with a boy in a rock band, she bought a cheap guitar and started putting her poetry to music and began appearing at local folk clubs like The Sidewalk Cafe, The Bitter End and The Living Room. She was discovered by Judy Collins in 2005, releasing her debut in 2006 on Collins' Wildflower Records, Songs For Bright Street to rave reviews. The Killer In Me was released in 2009 with NPR comparing her to a young Lucinda Williams. She moved to Nashville from NYC in 2009, releasing Land Like A Bird on Thirty Tigers. Her song The Weight of the World, which Judy Collins has called one of the best political folk songs I've ever heard was named as the #4 Folk Song of the Decade by NYC's premiere AAA radio station WFUV. In 2013, she received the best reviews of her career with"How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat, a song cycle inspired by Shakespearean characters, winning 4 stars from Mojo Magazine and a feature on NPR's All Things Considered. Her songs have been recorded by Judy Collins, Red Molly, Memphis Hall of Fame blues artist Sid Selvidge and others.

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Andy Eastwood

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

Hailing from Lancashire, Andy Eastwood studied classical violin and piano before developing a passion for prewar jazz and pop music. The only musician to give his Oxford University degree recital on the ukulele, he is today recognized as one of the world's foremost exponents of that instrument. Though Andy would doubtless acknowledge fellow Lancastrian George Formby as a primary influence, his technical prowess on his chosen instrument qualifies him as far more than a tribute act. Catch him in a rare appearance in London at The Kalamazoo Klub.

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India Electric Co.

on Fri, 8 Apr 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sometimes folk, sometimes not. India Electric Co. travel through Eastern European themes, gypsy jazz and Irish reels to end up with something quirky and glittery - a veritable musical magpie's nest. - Mary Ann Kennedy, BBC Radio 3 **** Bursting with invention and full of surprises. - The Telegraph In 2015 they released their debut album The Girl I Left Behind Me supported and accompanying Midge Ure on the extensive Breathe Again tour throughout Europe. They've recently found themselves performing live sessions on BBC Radio 2, 6 Music, and Glastonbury Festival. Gorgeous legs. - Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2 www.indiaelectricco.com

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Folk Law

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

Folk Law! Exhilarating songs and music that guarantees to get your feet tapping, your face smiling and your festival-feet jumping! Acrobatic fiddling and earthy vocals are interwoven with wonderfully distinctive vocal harmonies and the bodhran drum, as FolkLaw deliver a subtle reflective social commentary nestled within a patchwork of inspirational songs and melodies. FolkLaw are well known for their crowd-surfing fiddle antics, engaging on-stage banter, and an energized stage performance is guaranteed. In the words of one of the UKs top folk-clubs "Simply magical"! Supporting Folk Law we have a return of the delectable Moose Rosser, he of the fabulous voice, from Suffolk

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Folk Law

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

Folk Law! Exhilarating songs and music that guarantees to get your feet tapping, your face smiling and your festival-feet jumping! Acrobatic fiddling and earthy vocals are interwoven with wonderfully distinctive vocal harmonies and the bodhran drum, as FolkLaw deliver a subtle reflective social commentary nestled within a patchwork of inspirational songs and melodies. FolkLaw are well known for their crowd-surfing fiddle antics, engaging on-stage banter, and an energized stage performance is guaranteed. In the words of one of the UKs top folk-clubs "Simply magical"! Supporting Folk Law we have a return of the delectable Moose Rosser, he of the fabulous voice, from Suffolk

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Marry Waterson & David A Jaycock: Two Wolves

on Fri, 8 Apr 2016 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

Part of the great Waterson dynasty, Marry Waterson has the family gift for story-telling and a warm, characterful voice heard on two solo albums and many appearances with other artists. Her latest collaboration, with Cornish guitarist and composer David A Jaycock, taps into his dreamlike, surreal and dark world with fascinating results. The new album, Two Wolves, was recorded in May 2015 and produced by guitarist Neill MacColl and multi-instrumentalist & arranger Kate St. John. The songs themselves cover a wide range of subject material from laments about disappearing village communities (Hoping To Be Saved) to the title track's reflection on the duality of human nature. Two songs explicitly acknowledge the Waterson legacy: The words to The Honey and the Seaweed are fashioned from an original Lal Waterson lyric, written out of love for her friend and co-writer Christine Collins and set down in the late 60's in a book containing early Bright Phoebus songs. Velvet Yeller meanwhile utilizes Mike Waterson's recording of Tam Lin to startling effect. 'I got to 'sing' with him one more time by weaving him into this tribute, which he read before he died,' says Marry of the song.

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The Mighty Doonans

on Fri, 8 Apr 2016 at Kirton in Lindsey Town Hall 7:00pm

The original Doonan Family Band have been part of the British music scene for over 40 years. Original DFB members Mick Doonan, Kevin Doonan, Phil Murray and Stu Luckley are joined in The Mighty Doonans by Mick's daughters Rosie and Francis, by Stu's son Jamie and great friend Ian (Walter) Fairburn and by Phil's son Ben, who has recently played in the London Musical 'War Horse'. The band have a deserved reputation for their imaginative and innovative interpretation of traditional and contemporary folk songs. With brass, drums, keyboards, guitars, mandolin and amazing vocals they have the ability to blend different genres of music and dance, and more than the occasional joke, into their performance. Besides the excellent musicianship from all members, they also treat the audience to the dramatic Irish dancing of Francis. In 2015 they were voted Town Hall Lives best concert /artist of the year/ Now they are back, don't miss them.

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Coope Boyes & Simpson

on Fri, 8 Apr 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Traditional songs reworked so they shine and strong, original songs with memorable tunes, soaring harmonies and words that strike a chord. Amongst the very best in 3 part vocal harmony Since their first appearance in 1993, Coope Boyes & Simpson`s powerful and distinctive unaccompanied singing and songwriting have taken English roots into radical new directions. Described as "quite simply the best purveyors of acappella song on these Islands", their first CD, Funny Old World, was the rock magazine Q`s Roots Album of the Year. Subsequent releases have led to numerous awards and outstanding reviews - the BBC Folk Website simply listed all their albums as recommended listening. Tours have already taken the trio throughout Britain, to the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, France and America. "Their voices weave through and bounce off each other with a powerful elegance," wrote an American reviewer, "it`s nice to know that, even with the numbing array of technology available, the human voice is still one of the most expressive instruments around." In the last few years, the trio have focused on the First World War, with their double CD In Flanders Fields. Support by Doncaster's premier acoustic guitarist Dave Angel and friends. Dave has had much success in the recent past with his family ensemble The Angel Brothers and has latterly been seen supporting such stars as John Cooper Clark in latest band The Finks. Another Roots Night Not To Miss. *PLEASE LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS SO WE CAN KEEP YOU POSTED OF FUTURE CONCERTS>

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Coope Boyes & Simpson

on Fri, 8 Apr 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Traditional songs reworked so they shine and strong, original songs with memorable tunes, soaring harmonies and words that strike a chord. Amongst the very best in 3 part vocal harmony Since their first appearance in 1993, Coope Boyes & Simpson`s powerful and distinctive unaccompanied singing and songwriting have taken English roots into radical new directions. Described as "quite simply the best purveyors of acappella song on these Islands", their first CD, Funny Old World, was the rock magazine Q`s Roots Album of the Year. Subsequent releases have led to numerous awards and outstanding reviews - the BBC Folk Website simply listed all their albums as recommended listening. Tours have already taken the trio throughout Britain, to the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, France and America. "Their voices weave through and bounce off each other with a powerful elegance," wrote an American reviewer, "it`s nice to know that, even with the numbing array of technology available, the human voice is still one of the most expressive instruments around." In the last few years, the trio have focused on the First World War, with their double CD In Flanders Fields. Support by Doncaster's premier acoustic guitarist Dave Angel and friends. Dave has had much success in the recent past with his family ensemble The Angel Brothers and has latterly been seen supporting such stars as John Cooper Clark in latest band The Finks. Another Roots Night Not To Miss. *PLEASE LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS SO WE CAN KEEP YOU POSTED OF FUTURE CONCERTS>

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Steve Turner

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

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The Willows

on Sat, 9 Apr 2016 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

The Willows are a folk roots family band from Cambridge. Fronted by the breathtaking voice of Jade Rhiannon, supported by rich vocal harmonies and sensitive acoustic musicianship the band draw inspiration from the Americana and British folk traditions in equal quantity. Debut album 'Beneath Our Humble Soil was championed by the likes of Mike Harding and Bob Harris. Their second album Amidst Fiery Skies received a 5 star review by the Telegraph. Those ACE Spacers sufficiently old (er, mature) may well experience the same tingle they experienced when first listening to early Fairport Convention (i.e. before Liege and Lief).

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The Willows

on Sat, 9 Apr 2016 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

The Willows are a folk roots family band from Cambridge. Fronted by the breathtaking voice of Jade Rhiannon, supported by rich vocal harmonies and sensitive acoustic musicianship the band draw inspiration from the Americana and British folk traditions in equal quantity. Debut album 'Beneath Our Humble Soil was championed by the likes of Mike Harding and Bob Harris. Their second album Amidst Fiery Skies received a 5 star review by the Telegraph. Those ACE Spacers sufficiently old (er, mature) may well experience the same tingle they experienced when first listening to early Fairport Convention (i.e. before Liege and Lief).

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Fara

on Sat, 9 Apr 2016 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

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

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Hannah James' Jigdoll Tour

on Sat, 9 Apr 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 7:30pm

Jig Doll is a new project created by Hannah James - singer, musician and innovative clog dancer. Jig Doll combines all of these disciplines in a beautiful new show exploring the life of the travelling player: sometimes exotic, sometimes frightening, it's a world where home changes daily, and the only touchstones are the skills you carry with you, and the people you meet on the way. 'Hannah James is a wonderfully talented, young singer, clog dancer and accordion player. She is set for great things. (Maddy Prior) - see http://jigdoll.co.uk/ - Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

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Hannah James' Jigdoll Tour

on Sat, 9 Apr 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 7:30pm

Jig Doll is a new project created by Hannah James - singer, musician and innovative clog dancer. Jig Doll combines all of these disciplines in a beautiful new show exploring the life of the travelling player: sometimes exotic, sometimes frightening, it's a world where home changes daily, and the only touchstones are the skills you carry with you, and the people you meet on the way. 'Hannah James is a wonderfully talented, young singer, clog dancer and accordion player. She is set for great things. (Maddy Prior) - see http://jigdoll.co.uk/ - Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

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Phantom Voices

on Sat, 9 Apr 2016 at Clayton Le Moors Mill House 7:00pm

INFLUENCED IN EQUAL PARTS BY TRADITIONAL ENGLISH & AMERICAN FOLK, COUNTRY AND ROCK N ROLL, PHANTOM VOICES ARE AN EXCITING AND DYNAMIC 6-PIECE BAND FROM THE FYLDE COAST. THE LAST 12 MONTHS HAVE SEEN THE BAND RELEASE THEIR SECOND EP 'FROM THE STORM', AND BEGIN TO BUILD A SOLID REPUTATION AS AN ASTOUNDING AND ENERGETIC LIVE BAND. PHANTOM VOICES HAVE BEEN RECEIVING PRAISE ACROSS THE COUNTRY FOR THEIR RICH HARMONIES AND OUTSTANDING MUSICIANSHIP.

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Marry Waterson With David A Jaycock.

on Sat, 9 Apr 2016 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:10pm

tickets £10.

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The Carrivick Sisters

on Sat, 9 Apr 2016 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7:30am

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Lewis And Leigh

on Sat, 9 Apr 2016 at Cardiff Beulah Community Centre (Canolfan Beulah) 7:30pm

Wine bar provided by Wine Store at 4 Rhiwbina

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Altan

on Sat, 9 Apr 2016 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

Altan have been long established as the best and foremost traditional Irish band to come out of Ireland. Their music is steeped in the rich and colourful heritage of County Donegal in the North West of Ireland. Their new album The Widening Gyre expands and includes friends and music that they have met on the road over their 30 years of touring professionally. It was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee during the summer of 2014. 'The hottest group in the Celtic realm.' The Boston Globe

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The Most Ugly Child

on Sat, 9 Apr 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gram Parsons said in the liner notes to 'Last of the Red Hot Burritos' that he dreamt of a coun- try music revival in England, embraced by those un-jaded by what had gone before and with a hunger for the real stuff. Over the years country music has lost its way but there are a new group of musicians in the UK, US and Canada that want to reafirm it's place in the modern musi- cal landscape. The Most Ugly Child play country music the way it's supposed to be, played with battered hearts worn on their sleeves. The band is centered around the songwriting partnership of Daniel Wright and Stevie-Leigh Goodison who have been likened to some of the great country duos of the past. Their live shows are full of romanticism, sorrow and grit and laden with weeping pedal steel and lachrymose strings. But, this is not revivalist music, this is timeless, songs of love and loss. Having just returned from a successful tour of Wales and the South West, rounding off a busy year of festivals and live shows, with plans for more touring in 2016, the band are about to head into the studio to record their debut full length album which is set for release in summer 2016. The British Folkgrass revolution starts here! Alan Harrison, Maverick The songwriting is the right side of traditional, they take familiar forms and use them to thier own ends rather than relying on tired executions. These guys could make a killing as a touring tribute act but tellingly, they eschew that and write thier own stuff properly, and, in so doing, make the sunshine just a little warmer, the world a better place. - The Wild Man Of Europe Irresistable - Dean Jackson, BBC Introducing

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Folklaw In Concert

on Sat, 9 Apr 2016 at Nuneaton St Peter's Parish Hall 7:00pm

With acrobatic fiddling and earthy vocals, FolkLaw bring you an energetic and engaging show from the heart of the Cotswolds which will get your feet tapping and your minds thinking! Award winning songs from FolkLaw's latest album The Tales That They Tell have reached the airwaves of the BBC and radio stations as far afield as Australia, and have been described as A touch of magic by Bright Young Folk. R2 magazine described FolkLaw as Full of Passion and FolkRoots as like Show of Hands with whirling jigs and lyrics which bite!. We agree. This is an act not to be missed!

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Keith Sadler - Savour Life: Album Launch.

on Sat, 9 Apr 2016 at Ipswich Dance Eats Cafe 7:30pm

Back in October 2015 I recorded an album live at The John Peel Centre in Stowmarket. On April 9th 2016 I'll be hosting a party/show at Dance Eats in Ipswich to celebrate the release of this album, entitled "Savour Life". I'll be playing as set with a band of my fellow musician friends. There will be a set from James Morgan, a fantastically talented local musician who has been an inspiration to me. It would be great to se you there! Tickets: £5 in advance £6 on the door.

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Sheffield Folk For Refugees

on Sat, 9 Apr 2016 at Sheffield St. Mark's Church 7:00am

This is an event by Sheffield folk musicians to raise funds for the vital work of British Red Cross with refugees and asylum seekers in Sheffield, Europe and the Middle East. The line up includes Shaun Hutch, Nigel Parsons, Badly Strung (Beth & Pete Aveyard) and Simon Ennals, who will compere the evening. There will be a bar from 7pm, and information about the work of British Red Cross and other agencies.

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Feast Of Fiddles

on Sun, 10 Apr 2016 at Masham Town Hall 7:30pm

Britain's fiddling supergroup Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 What started as a daft idea for a folk club night has grown into a folk-rock institution with six CDs to their name, several festival appearances and sell out shows up and down the UK. This group of musical friends takes to the road again to entertain their growing legion of fans with a show of huge dynamic range, passionate and joyful playing and a liberal dose of fun. Fiddlers Peter Knight (Steeleye Span), Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention), Phil Beer (Show of Hands), Brian McNeill (Battlefield Band), Ian Cutler (Bully Wee), Tom Leary (Zeus) and Garry Blakeley (Band of Two) add the large range of fiddle playing styles to the rock back-line of guitars, keyboards, sax and accordion all held together by legendary drummer Dave Mattacks. It's a feast by name and by nature which is guaranteed to be enjoyed even by the most doubting of friends dragged along! Be prepared for laughter, tears, dancing and an all round evening of fabulously entertaining live music. The best fiddle players of a generation fRoots

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Kris Drever

on Sun, 10 Apr 2016 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Kris Drever celebrates his first decade as an acclaimed solo artist and songwriter with a new studio album and tour If Wishes Were Horses released by Reveal Records on March 28th 2016. The album is his first for six years (during which time his band Lau have established themselves as the most widely acclaimed and musically progressive trio in British folk music). Drever's voice and guitar forms part of the backbone of today's contemporary roots scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist. Drever has already played alongside Jack Bruce, Bela Fleck, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Tim O'Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Shawn Colvin, Phil Cunningham, Rosanne Cash, Roddy Woomble, Eddi Reader, Adem, Kate Rusby, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart and many more. As well as material from IF Wishes Were Horses Kris will revist older songs from across his catalogue playing many live for the first time. Fans can get involved by posting on his Facebook old songs they would like to hear and Kris will pick from those selections. 'Kris Drever is a serious talent' - MOJO 'The folk revival has a new standard bearer' - Q 'Completely infectious' - BBC Music ***** 'Utterly stunning' - fROOTS 'Immense yet ultra-supple sophistication, musicianship of the first order.. a breath of fresh air' - SONGLINES 'Guitarist with that bravely experimental trio Lau, Kris Drever has all the makings of a solo celebrity' - **** THE GUARDIAN 'Sets the standard for others to follow' - FOLKRADIO.CO.UK

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Roxanne De Bastion

on Sun, 10 Apr 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Roxanne de Bastion was born in Berlin and grew up both in England and Germany until she set out on her own, leaving Berlin for London, equipped only with her guitar and a one-way ticket. The young troubadour tours throughout the UK, mainland Europe and the United States, all on trains and busses. She self-released her debut album The Real Thing, produced by Gordon Raphael (The Strokes / Regina Spektor) in 2013 and has since then been championed by Tom Robinson on BBC6, John Kennedy on XFM, Ruth Barnes on Amazing Radio, as well as MTV and Radio Eins in Germany. With Seeing You, Roxanne de Bastion continues to forge her own style and a unique approach to a classic musical genre. Musically, Roxanne's compositions are routed in the music of the 1960's, but the tone of voice is very much her own and the stories told are expressed in a way t