Sally Barker & Brooks Williams

on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

It's obvious when there is a spark between two musicians and this collaboration between two classy and versatile singer songwriters is something special. They met when Brooks was making his latest album 'My Turn Now' on which Sally did some guest vocals, there was an instant connection. They have both had a long and varied career which reflects in their repertoire and easy nature of their song writing and music making. Known most recently for her appearance on 'The Voice', on which the Leicester lass managed to reduce Tom Jones to tears, Sally has also supported Bob Dylan, Robert Plant, sings with the reformed Sandy Denny's Fotheringay and, for many years, led all female folk band The Poozies. Sally's songwriting influences of folk, jazz, blues and soul and ability to get inside the words on the page and sing them as if you were hearing them for the first time are evidenced on her new album 'Ghost Girl', which will be out in early 2017 to coincide with her support slot for Fairport Convention's 50th Anniversary tour. Brooks hails from Statesboro, Georgia, the town made famous by country-blues legend Blind Willie McTell. Ranked in the 'Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists', his music is a fusion of blues, old country and a touch of Americana. Audiences are often heard asking, how can one guitar and one voice sound like a full band. Brooks has performed on stages worldwide for over twenty-five years and has amassed a staggering back-catalogue of songs and recordings. In addition to his solo work, he is also half of 'State Of The Union' with singer-songwriter Boo Hewerdine, and fronts Lightning Express, with Andy Seward and Keith Angel. "her enormous vocal range and stupendous control can relax or rouse at will - she coaxes her voice from that of a mild modern English rose to raw throated blues." - (Edinburgh Fringe Festival review) "Brooks really rocks, stirring up soulful Americana, full-on blues and tasty rootsy grooves." - (fRoots)

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Three Dollar Shoe

on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

Three Dollar Shoe are delighted to be hosting an evening performance of songs and music in the cosy downstairs bar at the Green Note, Camden Town. Tucked away from the noise and clamour of the streets and bars of Camden underneath this renowned establishment, this is an opportunity to give an airing to some of the softer and gentler aspects of Celtic and other traditional music. The downstairs music space is an intimate venue, a living room away from home, but furnished with a bar, a piano and a fine acoustic for playing - so book your place early ! Doors open at 7:30pm and the show starts at 8:00pm prompt, a musical journey with many and varied stopping points. We will be helped along the way with a special guest, as well as The Shoe's accustomed instrumental arrangements, and singing performances by the very excellent Ruth Corey.

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Mary Humphries And Anahata

on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 at Cambridge Portland Arms 8:00pm

For the last 15 years Mary Humphreys has been unearthing lost and forgotten gems of traditional song collected in Cambridgeshire, especially from Charlotte Dann by Ella Bull in Cottenham, but also by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Cecil Sharp. Mary's strong voice is accompanied by Anahata on melodeons, cello and concertina, and they also play sparkling arrangements of (mostly) English traditional dance music.

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Mary Humphries And Anahata

on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 at Cambridge Portland Arms 8:00pm

For the last 15 years Mary Humphreys has been unearthing lost and forgotten gems of traditional song collected in Cambridgeshire, especially from Charlotte Dann by Ella Bull in Cottenham, but also by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Cecil Sharp. Mary's strong voice is accompanied by Anahata on melodeons, cello and concertina, and they also play sparkling arrangements of (mostly) English traditional dance music.

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Chris Wood

on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the unrecorded history of the people, so it's only right that his new album 'So Much to Defend' touches on minor league football, empty nest syndrome, learning to swim, Cook-in Sauce and, not least, the Gecko as a metaphor for contemporary society. He's won six BBC Folk Awards, so it's no surprise that live Chris Wood has the air of a craftsman who no longer needs to be precious about his art. With no apparent effort he reaches deep into an enviable repertoire of songs before revealing another gem.

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Hitman Blues Band

on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Wonderfully uplifting band from New York, USA. "The blues is a living form of music" - and the Hitman Blues Band is proud to be a part of it! The blues isn't just dusty 78's being done again and again, no matter how great the original versions were. Modern blues keeps the music alive, and with original songs that have won fans (and not just blues fans) all over the world, the Hitman Blues Band is dedicated to both honoring the past greats and bringing the blues into the future. More info here: http://www.hitmanbluesband.com

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Hitman Blues Band

on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Wonderfully uplifting band from New York, USA. "The blues is a living form of music" - and the Hitman Blues Band is proud to be a part of it! The blues isn't just dusty 78's being done again and again, no matter how great the original versions were. Modern blues keeps the music alive, and with original songs that have won fans (and not just blues fans) all over the world, the Hitman Blues Band is dedicated to both honoring the past greats and bringing the blues into the future. More info here: http://www.hitmanbluesband.com

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Honey Ryder

on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 at Biddulph Town Hall 7:30pm

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Kate & Raphaël

on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 at Pathhead St Mary's Church 7:00pm

Kate Young and Raphaël Decoster together form an exciting blend of original and folk-influenced music. The French accordion dialogs with the Scottish fiddle and Kate's voice with an intimate spontaneity, which invites us to discover their hidden stories and landscapes. They create melodies and songs through their interest for visual arts as well as traditional musics, and this atypic combination is the base of their fresh and poetical music. Kate is also known for her work with Songs of Separation (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 'Album of the Year'), as well as Eliza Carthy MBE in - Carthy, Oates, Farrell & Young, and her own band, Kate in the Kettle. Raphaël is from Lille in the North of France and plays with French Bal-folk band, Zlabya and duo Peut-être Jeanne. The duo will release their first album, les objets trouvés in June accompanying a UK tour. This will be the release of their album recorded and produced by Tim Lane. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLkZN0ylkfU

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Legendary Shack Shakers

on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

A ghostly man in black haunts our vision, a belled buzzard rings our doom, a creek witch scrabbles in the dirt, an inexplicable glossalia of voices pours out over the CB radio on a dark highway. These are a few of the images, myths, and stories that infuse seminal punk roots band the Legendary Shack Shakers' new album, The Southern Surreal. Released September 11, 2015 on Alternative Tentacles RecordsJello Biafra's record labelthis is the Shack Shakers' first release in five years, lands on the band's 20th anniversary, and is their Alternative Tentacles debut (following releases on Yep Roc, Bloodshot, and Arkam Records). The Southern Surreal also features guest appearances by actor/musician and long time Shack Shakers fan, Billy Bob Thornton, and Jesus Lizard guitarist Duane Denison. With The Southern Surreal, the Shack Shakers explode the 'Southern Gothic' concept, reaching so deep into the forbidden roots of Southern culture that the rich mud they bring forth is almost unrecognizable. It's the kind of album that could only have sprung from the mind of frontman/mad genius JD Wilkes, a relentlessly curious Southern renaissance man who's just as comfortable shredding the hell out of a packed house full of sweaty fans as he is settling in to a late-night jam with an elder mountain fiddler. As the bandleader for the Legendary Shack Shakers, JD has been compared to iconoclasts like David Byrne, Iggy Pop, or Jerry Lee Lewis, and with his small, wiry frame and intense, incandescent performances, it's not hard to see why. But while he plays the carnival barker onstage, he's a dedicated lifelong student of true Southern culture. In just the past couple years, he's released an album of old-time mountain music with lost elder Appalachian fiddler Charlie Stamper, and he's authored a book on the barn dances and jamborees of Kentucky. As a bonafide Kentucky Colonel (a title bestowed by the state's governor), Wilkes wears the South on his sleeve, but isn't afraid to dirty it up a bit, howling from the speaker stack and blasting out explosive blues harmonica lines. The Southern Surreal marks a return to the Legendary Shack Shakers' lineup of bassist Mark Robertson, guitarist Rod Hamdallah, and drummer Brett Whitacre. They're back on the road with a renewed purpose following Whitacre's miraculous medical recoveryhe came back from death three timesand the new album is a launching point for national touring and more. This newfound purpose fuels the raw energy behind The Southern Surreal, which was recorded at the historic Woodland Studios in Nashville, home to classic recordings from artists like Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Bob Dylan, and now owned by Gillian Welch & David Rawlings. JD's recent work with his roots ensemble the Dirt Daubers, helped him push the Legendary Shack Shakers into new territory. On The Southern Surreal, the fire-breathing rockabilly (MisAmerica), cautionary crooning (The One That Got Away), and punk country (Christ Alrighty) the Shack Shakers are known for is still there, but the music has deepened to bring in influences as disparate as Mississippi hill country trance blues (Fool's Tooth), mountain banjo and square dance songs (Mud), and Tom Waits-ian barrelhouse piano (Demon Rum), not to mention the found sounds that JD slipped into the recording, like crackly radio sermons, trains, coyotes, and ghost story fi eld recordings. It's a heady brew, and Jd likes to compare it to the medicine shows of old, only this time the snake oil salesman's peddling mescaline and speaking in tongues! In the end, you'd think a band with six critically acclaimed studio albums, song placements on shows like HBO's True Blood, and fans like horror author Stephen King or Americana icon Robert Plant, might take this one a bit easy. But the Legendary Shack Shackers are rolling harder than ever, bringing a new sound tied as much to the South's haunted folklore as to the wall-rattling live shows that first gave them their 'legendary' moniker.

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Hymm For Her

on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

Philadelphia-based country/rock/folk duo Hymn For Her return to the UK this summer to promote their new album 'Drive Til U Die,'

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My Sweet Patootie

on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 at Uffculme Village Hall 7:30pm

AN AMAZING ACT FROM CANADA,PART OF THEIR UK TOUR

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Annie Keating & Her Band

on Thu, 29 Jun 2017 at East Grinstead The Dorset Arms 7:30pm

Talent spotted by BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris, Keating appeared live on the Bob Harris show in 2008 (and again in 2011), and has gone on to perform at leading national and international festivals. She has performed on the bill with John Hiatt, Dan Bern, Bon Iver and other great artists. Her last album, "Make Believing" (released in 2015) was championed by TELEGRAPH (UK) as (their first pick for) Best country music albums of 2015. The TELEGRAPH raved, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Annie Keating is building the reputation her talent deserves." She and her bandmates (Steve Mayone, Jason Mercer, Chris Tarrow, Yuval Lion and Trina Hamlin) have released the 7th album, "Trick Star." Keating's voice is not flashy, nor perhaps conventionally pretty. It has more of a mysterious, rough-hewn beauty that comes out of the shadows. She offers a captivating and unfashioned, natural delivery of songs born from authentic reverie; her work springs from a desire to craft music directly from the emotions that lie beneath the songs. Keating doesn't fear deep waters; she can't help but swim in them. On songs like Bring the Sun and Lucky, Keating seeks to embrace life but escape the mundane, appreciating what she's got, then mourning what's been lost on beautifully contemplative ballads like Fool for You, Orchard, In the Valley and Slow Waltz. Through these songs, she compels the listener with musical depth, texture and a voice filled with shimmering urgency and lyrical power. But there is another, more raucous side to Keating that balances this album out nicely. The title track, - "Trick Star" (about her first bicycle) gets the toe tapping to the Stones-like guitar lick, drum groove, slide guitar and grinding organ. Keating learned to ride a Trick Star bike at the same time she got her first guitar. Both were escape agents from the constricting and conservative Boston suburbs in the 80's, when being different was too dangerous to consider. Music became her language of truth, pain, joy, survival and eventually freedom. The surprising rock anthem - "Time Come Help Me Forget"- delivers a side of Keating we've not seen before: her ability to craft a truly infectious pop-rock tune with a big chorus. It's not all soft and contemplative on Trick Star. Just enough bitter and sweet to offer the listener a great ride.

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Duncan Mcfarlane

on Thu, 29 Jun 2017 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

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

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Duncan Mcfarlane

on Thu, 29 Jun 2017 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

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

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Crh Music Presents An Evening With Sam Baker

on Thu, 29 Jun 2017 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

Sam Baker is one of the finest songwriters to emerge from Texas, the home of great songwriters. Although the inevitable comparisons are made (Townes Van Zandt, Randy Newman and Lou Reed among others) Sam is most definitely his own man, drawing on his own experiences to relate songs of life, love, loss, suffering, joy and humour, told in customary droll style. An immense talent, and one of the nicest people around, Sam has a heart the size of his native state and he has rightly earned the devoted following and critical acclaim that he enjoys. It's a pleasure to welcome him back.

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The Danberrys

on Thu, 29 Jun 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- One of the hottest acts to emerge from the gutsier underbelly of Nashville's music scene, the soulful pairing of Ben DeBerry and Dorothy Daniel have built a huge fan base on both sides of the Atlantic. On tour here for the first time, in trio format with regular bass player Geoff Henderson, they have won various awards and nominations for Best Americana Album. Their latest release created a huge amount of excitement, attracting glowing praise from the critics.

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Kate & Raphaël

on Thu, 29 Jun 2017 at Cockenzie Hecla Gallery 7:00pm

Kate Young and Raphaël Decoster together form an exciting blend of original and folk-influenced music. The French accordion dialogs with the Scottish fiddle and Kate's voice with an intimate spontaneity, which invites us to discover their hidden stories and landscapes. They create melodies and songs through their interest for visual arts as well as traditional musics, and this atypic combination is the base of their fresh and poetical music. Kate is also known for her work with Songs of Separation (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 'Album of the Year'), as well as Eliza Carthy MBE in - Carthy, Oates, Farrell & Young, and her own band, Kate in the Kettle. Raphaël is from Lille in the North of France and plays with French Bal-folk band, Zlabya and duo Peut-être Jeanne. The duo will release their first album, les objets trouvés in June accompanying a UK tour. This will be the release of their album recorded and produced by Tim Lane. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLkZN0ylkfU

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Loreley + Toki Trio (sheffield)

on Thu, 29 Jun 2017 at Sheffield The Red Deer 7:30pm

Loreley are very happy to be able to announce their first hometown show since relocating to Sheffield in September 2016. In the intimate setting of the upstairs attic room at The Red Deer, prepare to be dazzled by innovative and original arrangements of traditional songs, featuring material from Loreley's critically-acclaimed new album, "The Frozen North", as well as a selection of favourites from their previous two releases. Loreley will be joined by very special guests, Toki Trio, featuring Nicola Beazley (fiddle), Owain Lewis (accordion), and Tim Knowles (guitar). Please note that this is a small venue and space is limited: book now to avoid disappointment! Seating will be cabaret style with standing space at the back, please get in touch via the email below if you require a seat to be reserved for you. Since their inception, the award-winning duo of Maddy Glenn (vocals, percussion, whistles) and Simon James Chisholm (mandolin, guitar, dulcitar, concertina) have begun to make waves on the folk scene. with the release of their debut EP "Two Blind Mice" in 2015, Loreley created a successful blend of pairing traditional folk lyrics to progressively composed original music. With the aim of breathing new life into forgotten folk songs, Loreley have created an exciting and dramatic live performance that changes and evolves with every show to continue drawing in an engaged audience. The pair have performed actively across England, Europe, and New Zealand; from Oxford Folk Weekend, to The Goose is Out Folk Club, to BBC Radio; on lineups with the likes of Philip Henry & Hannah Martin, The Furrow Collective, and Martin Carthy. In 2016, Loreley toured with critically-acclaimed songwriter Reg Meuross, before beginning work on a new album "The Frozen North", launched at Camden's "The Green Note" on 27th March 2017, that is certain to cement them as one of the best upcoming acts on the folk scene. "Relentless at times, but always energising and surprisingly innovative... well worth checking out." - FATEA Magazine "The most dramatic performance I've ever seen at a folk club." - Loughton Folk Club Toki Trio bring a new twist to traditional and contemporary folk tunes. Fiddle, accordion and guitar combine to deliver a dynamic, energetic performance, drawing on a repertoire of Scottish, English and European music. The Toki Trio style draws on elements of trad English and Scottish playing, jazz-style guitar and layered arrangements to form a rich and engaging sound. We will also be hosting a song and tune session in the pub afterwards. Feel free to bring instruments! www.loreleyfolkduo.wix.com/loreleyduo loreleyduo@gmail.com www.toki-trio.com hello@toki-trio.com

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The Long Hill Ramblers

on Thu, 29 Jun 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

On a rare foray from deepest Sussex, the Ramblers comprise angelic vocalist Laura Hockenhull and three top flight players, Tab Hunter on guitar, Ben Paley on fiddle and Dan Edwards on banjo. Expect a repertoire drawn from the finest traditional songs on both sides of the Atlantic, with beautiful lead vocals, rich harmonies and virtuoso musicianship. This is first class folk music with no gimmicks!

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The Long Hill Ramblers

on Thu, 29 Jun 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

On a rare foray from deepest Sussex, the Ramblers comprise angelic vocalist Laura Hockenhull and three top flight players, Tab Hunter on guitar, Ben Paley on fiddle and Dan Edwards on banjo. Expect a repertoire drawn from the finest traditional songs on both sides of the Atlantic, with beautiful lead vocals, rich harmonies and virtuoso musicianship. This is first class folk music with no gimmicks!

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Formidable Vegetable Sound System + Mal Webb & Kylie Morrigan

on Thu, 29 Jun 2017 at Oxford The Isis Farmhouse 7:00pm

Join us for this uplifting global experiment in 'ecological edutainment', in celebration of Barracks Lane Community Garden and Oxford City Farm. The Formidable Vegetable Sound System: Mashing together speakeasy electroswing-style wonk and live ukelele quirk, this Australian festival sensation turns simple solutions for sustainability into an epic dancefloor experience. So infectious that the most ardent climate sceptic would have trouble staying still- Sydney Morning Herald Mal Webb & Kylie Morrigan: Vocal adventurer, multi-instrumentalist and looping beatboxing songwriter Mal sings his brain provoking songs using all sorts of vocal techniques, guitar, mbira, slide trumpet, trombone, chromatic harmonica and a loop recording pedal called Derek. And Kylie (who's played with Orchestra Victoria and the likes of Stevie Wonder and Barry White!) provides violin and voice in a perfect balance to Mal's nutsness. Their arrangements are intricate and playful. Imagine Einstein, Dr Seuss and Paganini making pancakes.

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Dark Holler Festival

on Fri, 30 Jun 2017 at Lytchett Matravers Halls Road Farm 3:00pm

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The Copper Family

on Fri, 30 Jun 2017 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from The Copper Family, plus songs from a number of local traditional singers * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged (ie no paid employment) - proof required at the door on the night. Please note that we have an allocation of ten concessionary online tickets for each of our concerts - first come first served! * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £13/11 * Mix of row seats and standing room. * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. IF HAVING A SEAT IS ESSENTIAL TO YOU, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE THERE WHEN THE DOOR OPENS AT 7PM, AS THE ROOM FILLS UP QUICKLY FOR POPULAR CONCERTS. We will not be able to bring in extra seats. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will only be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held up until 8pm when the live music starts, and only if you order your food before 7.15pm. This may not be possible if the room is very crowded. Once the doors open you may also 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. The Ivy House will be happy to reserve a table for you in one of the other rooms if you wish to eat before the live music starts. You can phone them on 020 7277 8233. * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

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The Copper Family

on Fri, 30 Jun 2017 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from The Copper Family, plus songs from a number of local traditional singers * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged (ie no paid employment) - proof required at the door on the night. Please note that we have an allocation of ten concessionary online tickets for each of our concerts - first come first served! * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £13/11 * Mix of row seats and standing room. * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. IF HAVING A SEAT IS ESSENTIAL TO YOU, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE THERE WHEN THE DOOR OPENS AT 7PM, AS THE ROOM FILLS UP QUICKLY FOR POPULAR CONCERTS. We will not be able to bring in extra seats. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will only be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held up until 8pm when the live music starts, and only if you order your food before 7.15pm. This may not be possible if the room is very crowded. Once the doors open you may also 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. The Ivy House will be happy to reserve a table for you in one of the other rooms if you wish to eat before the live music starts. You can phone them on 020 7277 8233. * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

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Boo Hewerdine

on Fri, 30 Jun 2017 at Melton Mowbray Eastwell Village Hall 7:00pm

An English singer-songwriter and record producer. Boo was lead singer and creative force behind The Bible, releasing two critically acclaimed albums in the 1980s. He has also released many solo recordings and provided music for several films. His song "Patience of Angels" was a top 40 hit. He has been described as "one of Britain's most consistently accomplished songwriters".

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Darlingside

on Fri, 30 Jun 2017 at York The Crescent Community Venue 7:30pm

Copy: After wowing audiences at this year's Celtic Connections and stealing the show at Cambridge Folk Festival 2016 where their Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young harmonies earned an ecstatic reception and turned them into instant stars Daily Telegraph, Darlingside return to the UK for a limited run of shows. The Boston-based 4 piece, have earned awards and plaudits (including the coveted Folk Alliance International Artist of the Year in 2015) for their recorded output and more especially their live shows (Wow! darlingside hands down the best thing I've seen all year. Catch them. They are ace! -Sam Sweeney). This will be their third visit to the UK in the last 12 months with audiences and appreciation growing for each visit. This is one show you won't want to miss!

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Levellers

on Fri, 30 Jun 2017 at Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall Theatre 7:00pm

STANDING TICKETS CIRCLE SEATS FROM VENUE www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk Brighton folk/punk band Levellers celebrated the 25th anniversary of the release of their second full-length, and now classic, album Levelling the Land in 2016 with a huge sold out tour of the UK. They have announced plans for a new album in 2017 and dates in the UK and Europe. Their platinum-selling 1991 album Levelling The Land features the hit singles One Way, 15 Years and Far From Home plus The Game, Liberty Song, Sell Out, Another Man's Cause, Riverflow, Boatman and the incendiary Battle Of The Beanfield. During the summer of 1991 Levelling The Land redefined the UK's musical landscape. Levellers provided the soundtrack for a society fed up with the twin evils of Thatcherite politics, and the post-80's, pre-grunge musical wasteland. Emerging victorious through the ups and downs of label deals, the spats with the music press and the wear and tear of touring, the Levellers are still going strong after nearly 30 years in the game. They run their own label, have their own studio and their own festival. Love them or hate them: you can't help but admire them. Levellers released their 'Greatest Hits' in 2014 via their own On The Fiddle Recordings label and are re-issuing Levelling the Land in 2016 as a 2CD/DVD package, plus on vinyl and a Box Set. A film about the band 'A Curious Life', told through the unique perspective of Jeremy Cunningham, the band's bass player and artist, was also recently released on DVD. www.levellers.co.uk www.facebook.com/levellersofficial

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Jess And Richard Arrowsmith

on Fri, 30 Jun 2017 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

Half of the stunning Melrose Quartet and a well loved duo in their own right, we welcome Jess and Richard Arrowsmith to Wessex Acoustic for the first time. Come and enjoy some of the best of British folk. Supporting them is local songstress Anne Louise Richards.

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Roamin' Jasmine

on Fri, 30 Jun 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Forged out of the lively street music scene in the French Quarter of New Orleans, the Roamin' Jasmine are back for their third tour of the UK, after positive reviews in the Herald Scotland, the BBC, and The Horseshoe Lounge. Their repertoire explores 1920's speakeasy blues, vintage Calypso, seminal 1950's New Orleans rhythm & blues, and original pieces, all set to traditional jazz instrumentation with a healthy dose of New Orleans flavor. This time they come as a six piece, with a brand new album recorded live in one of New Orleans' family-owned neighborhood bars.

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Riverside Parks Music

on Fri, 30 Jun 2017 at Stony Stratford York House Centre 7:30pm

This year we are delighted to welcome world-class local musicians: TC3 (Irene, Ian and Louise), Neil Mercer &Phil Riley, Chris Allin, and the legendary Kobold. The York House Bar provides refreshment in the form of real ale, cider, wine and soft drinks. RPM supports the annual Riverside Fair, a unique event for children and families at the Mill Field where all attractions and rides are free for the children, creating a relaxed atmosphere for everyone. Come along to enjoy an irresistible line-up of highly talented singers and musicians in the friendly atmosphere of York House on a summer Tickets (£7.50) from York House Centre or on-line at ??????we got tickets????? For more information, please contact Neil Mercer on 01908 260452, or nmm31@cam.ac.uk And have a look at the York House website: www.york-house.org.uk

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Carmina

on Fri, 30 Jun 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Bristol-based Carmina have toured worldwide and recorded with the celebrated producer Donal Lunny. An intoxicating blend of Celtic-inspired themes and jazz improvisation, in powerful original songs, often creating a deeply spiritual audience reaction.

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Taylor Maid

on Fri, 30 Jun 2017 at Framfield Memorial Hall 7:30pm

West Sussex-based band, Taylor Maid formed in early 2013 and have been playing regularly since then, with their growing repertoire of 'vintage' songs and tunes. Taylor Maid brings together a wide variety of music from the 1920s to the present day with an array of instruments and vocals. They put their passion into each song or tune, whether it be a lively upbeat swing number, a bluesy jazz tune or a foot-tapping fiddle jig. From their take on songs such as 'Sing, Sing, Sing' to 'Minor Swing' to 'Feeling Good' they will then launch into songs such as Never on Sunday, in Greek, Besame Mucho in Spanish, and other classics sung in other foreign tongues. Recent covers by artists, such as Imelda May, Bellowhead, Kirsty McColl to name a few and not forgetting the passionate gypsy jazz tunes and the extremely lively fiddle jigs and reels. There should be something for everyone to enjoy and dance to! Featuring: Magda Taylor - Vocals, Tenor Sax, Banjo Guitar Jon Wigg - Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals Mike Comber - Double Bass, Jazz Guitar, Vocals Phil Gravett - Guitar, Mandolin, Blues harp, Banjo, Vocals Dave Chivers Drums & Percussion Mike Carey Piano & Trombone Clare Nicholas Piano Accordion

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Helter Skelter With A Tell Tale Tusk Double Bill

on Fri, 30 Jun 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

Inspired by World Music, Folk and Jazz, Tell Tale Tusk's unique performance of ruthlessly entertaining original material weaves twisted tales and tall stories around their signature three-part vocal harmonies. An evening with Tell Tale Tusk will take you on a journey through wyrd worlds, macabre imaginings and fantastical tableaus. For the first set the band will play as a folk quartet, before morphing into the full 6-piece TTT experience for the second.

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Julian Dawson

on Fri, 30 Jun 2017 at Wigan Parish Church 7:00am

Our last concert before our short summer break features the amazing talent of Julian Dawson. It will be held in the Crawford Chapel of Wigan Parish Church. Songwriter, singer, musician, author and producer...Julian recently celebrated his 40th year on stage and is still actively pursuing 'the best job in the world' with undiminished vigour. Last year's acoustic solo CD Living Good, produced in Nashville by soul legend Dan Penn, was his 23rd album. A quirk in his career path has meant that he is better known in Europe and North America than in his own country, despite TV appearances on 'Later with Jools Holland' (with Richard Thompson), festival appearances at Cambridge, Glastonbury, and Cropredy and constant touring. Equally at home in folk, blues (he is a world-class harmonica player), country music and classic pop songwriting, he has charted a cheerfully eclectic path through all these genres, but always with an original and instantly recognisable voice. His recordings and songwriting credits feature unlikely appearances from a host of amazing artists and colleagues: Richard Thompson, Lucinda Williams, Dan Penn, Nicky Hopkins, Gene Parsons, Little Feat, Martin Carthy, the Roches and even Duane Eddy. He was a member of Plainsong with Iain Matthews for 20 years, wrote an acclaimed biography of piano giant Nicky Hopkins and has produced albums for several colleagues, notably country legend Charlie Louvin of the Louvin Brothers. He has guested on albums by Del Amitri, Gerry Rafferty and a host of other artists and friends. He brings with him his strikingly powerful voice, an apparently bottomless supply of great songs, his virtuoso harmonica playing and a stage presence that will grab you from the first note he sings. He will send you home feeling better than when you came! 'Dawson hit the States like a brick through a plate-glass window. When he finished, the room was silent and everyone stopped what they were doing and glued their ears to one of the most startling, marvelous performances I've witnessed. A must-see act.' (Austin American Statesman, SXSW) For further information go to www.juliandawson.com or other internet platforms. We are also delighted to welcome Katie Spencer to open the evening for us. Katie has recently been much in demand through BBC Introducing. Katie has recently released her mini-album, Good Morning Sky, which is receiving great reviews. Find out more at www.katiespencer.net.

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Tildon Krautz (usa)

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

Tildon Krautz are originally from Brooklyn NYC & France and their blend of Bluegrass, old-time folk, jazz and blues delivers a classy mixture of unique 'rootsy' sounds; a style of their own which they like to call 'anti-rational rabbit folk'.

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Elfin Bow In Performance

on Fri, 30 Jun 2017 at Liverpool Write Blend 7:00pm

Elfin Bow is creating name for herself as one of the North West's premiere singer songwriters. Her debut CD was released recently to rapturous reviews and everyone who sees her perform live or has heard the CD agreess that she is on the verge of something very big indeed. Come along and enjoy a brilliant night of music as she shares her beautiful songs. Tickets are £10.00 and will include a light cheese supper

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Worrall Festival 2017 Friday Night Concert

on Fri, 30 Jun 2017 at Sheffield Worrall Memorial Hall 7:00pm

Worrall Festival & Gala returns on 30th June/1st July with an impressive line-up featuring some of Sheffield's best up and coming bands, alongside well-known local favourites. Headlining the Friday night concert is energetic folk band, Isembard's Wheel, who describe themselves as a Sheffield-based band of wayfarers and rabble-rousers... Rowdy, bohemian and always inventive. Joining them on the Friday are the talented; Mark & Catherine Pugh (of Jack's Rake fame), Richard Brown and Alice Bryan. Doors open: 7:00pm / Music begins: 7:15 Venue address: Worrall Memorial Hall, Worrall, Sheffield, S35 0AR **Please note this is an outdoor event. Some under canvass cover will be available.**

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Edey & Power In Concert!

on Fri, 30 Jun 2017 at Faversham Assembly rooms 7:30pm

The only Kent and UK show off 2017 for this Best Duo "BBC Folk Awards"! DO NOT MISS THIS IF YOU LOVE WORLD CLASS "LIVE MUSIC! WORLD/FOLK/BLUES/JAZZ these lads do it all and sing & entertain stunningly also! Legendary partnership of two of roots music's best and most requested musicians with a CV which between them includes; Sting, The Chieftains, Christy Moore, Mary Black, Kate Bush, Capercaillie and many more. Doors 7.30pm - Faversham Assembly rooms Start 8pm with 2 x sets and an interval Tickets are £14 on night and early booking is strongly advised!

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Willowfest

on Sat, 1 Jul 2017 at Bourn The Willow Tree 1:00pm

Willowfest is a feel good, family friendly, music & drinks mini festival with a vintage vibe. Set in the enchanting Willow Garden, Tipi & Secret Meadow, it's an idyllic spot to feast and frolic with friends or family. Now in its third year, we have some exciting new additions including a Silent Disco, Camp Fire Acoustic Session, and a Wood Fired Pizza Kitchen. Head to the Tipi Stage to enjoy local music artists including: SJ Mortimer, Alice Phelps, Baron Goodlove, Freddie Hall, Alley Cats, Warren Daniel & Groove Cortex. Take your place beneath the majestic Willow tree on a hay bayle or a deck chair as folk, blues & funk sounds fill the garden all weekend. We also have a very special duo for the Camp Fire Acoustic Session at 10pm-Midnight, full details released next week. Stroll down to the Secret Meadow for food & drinks. There will be a great selection of local beers & ciders, cocktails & mocktails, and new this Summer - our wood fired pizza oven, for feasting in the meadow & garden. The restaurant is also open both days for lunch or dinner reservations. Nestled in the Secret Meadow you will find the Silent Disco, space to kick back, & a fun children's area too. With craft table, dressing up, play area, & silent disco dancing competitons. Willowfest Times: Saturday: 1pm-Midnight | Sunday: 12-10pm Full schedule and line up released next week. You may contact us direct at The Willow Tree to buy tickets over the phone or you may pay £10 on the door on the day, but we do reserve the right to refuse entry if we are full to capacity (we recommend buying tickets in advance which will be traded for a wrist band on arrival). We also are offering limited & basic camping tickets too this year. Please contact us for details. Camping also available locally via Manor Farm or Bourn Golf & Leisure if you really want to make a weekend of it. Bring sunshine & smiles. Please do not bring any food or drink on to the premises (other than baby food). We love Summer!

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Tildon Krautz

on Sat, 1 Jul 2017 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

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Backwater Roll Blues Band

on Sat, 1 Jul 2017 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

This gig inside the RFC immediately follows our afternoon festival, which weather permitting is held in the (sunny) open air.

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Backwater Roll Blues Band

on Sat, 1 Jul 2017 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

This gig inside the RFC immediately follows our afternoon festival, which weather permitting is held in the (sunny) open air.

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Summer Blues Festival

on Sat, 1 Jul 2017 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 12:00pm

- Borough Blues Club Workshop Band - Taffy was a Thief - Rumblestrutters - Mustang Valley - Notorious Bros This festival will be held in the open air (weather permitting) and will be followed by a separate gig inside the club house with a separate ticket with the Backwater Roll Blues Band playing from 8:30 until late.

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Carmina

on Sat, 1 Jul 2017 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:00pm

Carmina are a five-piece band whose music blends folk, jazz and Celtic themes in powerful originals, songs and tunes. They have released six albums to date and have toured all over the world. The line-up includes Pippa Marland (vocals, sax, Irish whistles) and Rob King (guitar and bodhran) joined by jazz pianist Geoff Castle, Irish guitarist and vocalist Paul Bradley, and virtuoso fiddle player Gina Griffin. "Powerful and spiritually uplifting" -the Guardian THERE WILL NOT BE A CAFE FOR THIS PERFORMANCE BUT THE BAR WILL BE OPEN AS USUAL.

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Carmina

on Sat, 1 Jul 2017 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:00pm

Carmina are a five-piece band whose music blends folk, jazz and Celtic themes in powerful originals, songs and tunes. They have released six albums to date and have toured all over the world. The line-up includes Pippa Marland (vocals, sax, Irish whistles) and Rob King (guitar and bodhran) joined by jazz pianist Geoff Castle, Irish guitarist and vocalist Paul Bradley, and virtuoso fiddle player Gina Griffin. "Powerful and spiritually uplifting" -the Guardian THERE WILL NOT BE A CAFE FOR THIS PERFORMANCE BUT THE BAR WILL BE OPEN AS USUAL.

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Carmina

on Sat, 1 Jul 2017 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:00pm

Carmina are a five-piece band whose music blends folk, jazz and Celtic themes in powerful originals, songs and tunes. They have released six albums to date and have toured all over the world. The line-up includes Pippa Marland (vocals, sax, Irish whistles) and Rob King (guitar and bodhran) joined by jazz pianist Geoff Castle, Irish guitarist and vocalist Paul Bradley, and virtuoso fiddle player Gina Griffin. "Powerful and spiritually uplifting" -the Guardian THERE WILL NOT BE A CAFE FOR THIS PERFORMANCE BUT THE BAR WILL BE OPEN AS USUAL.

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Debbie Bond (usa) - Uk Tour

on Sat, 1 Jul 2017 at London The Sound Lounge 7:00pm

Singer, guitarist, and songwriter, Debbie Bond has paid her dues in the Alabama backwoods for over 30 years. Her rich voice has been compared to the early influence of Bonnie Raitt and Maria Muldaur but over the years Debbie's voice has blossomed, developing her own individual style, playing a dynamic mix of soulful originals and much loved covers. Over the years, playing with the older generation of Alabama blues legends including Johnny Shines, Eddie Kirkland and Will King, brings an emotional depth to her music that cannot be faked. Imbued with the blues, her sound is contemporary without compromising the history of its musical roots. There's soul, early blues, rock'n roll, jazz and Americana influences weaving a rich tapestry of sound. She is the co-founder and previous executive director of the award-winning Alabama Blues Project an educational non-profit organisation dedicated to preserving and promoting Alabama's rich blues heritage. Debbie is on a 3-month tour of the UK www.debbiebond.com

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Congo Faith Healers

on Sat, 1 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------- Are you ready for some down and dirty savage swamp infested gypsy blues!? The Congo Faith Healers are like nothing you have heard or experienced before! Combining down and dirty swamp infested gypsy blues with wild savage guitar playing, voodoo vocals, Latin American drum and trumpet grooves with rockabilly swing double bass and hooks that you will be singing for days, they have one of the most intense and utterly compelling live shows around! No wonder the Congo Faith Healers are in The Independent's Top 10 Bands to see live in London!!! The band have previously worked with top industry producers Chris Kimsey (Rolling Stones, the Gypsy Kings,) and Grammy Award winner Cameron Craig (Tina Turner, Robbie Williams, Amy Winehouse), and have recently released their twelve track debut album "Ju Ju Mix", which was recorded in just two days and has been blazing a trail across the land to unprecedented reviews. As diverse and unique as the bands image and members is also their gig history: The band have played the Edinburgh Moonwalk 2012 in front of 10000 people, performed in Trafalgar Square two years running for the West End Live Festival, have played at Battersea Powerstation, The Globe Theatre in London, The Secret Garden Party, and performed at the FX/HBO True Blood series Launch Party! They have supported and played with bands such as Razorlight, KT Tunstall (who called the band "The best band I have ever seen", Supergrass, Mick Jones and have even been invited by Franz Ferdinand to play at one of their parties. Ronnie Wood, Bob Geldof, Roger Lloyd-Pack and Mark Lamarr are also fans of the band - Mark Lamarr featured them twice as special guests on his BBC Radio 2 Show Gods Jukebox! The CFH have recently completed a tour of Northern Cyprus and have floored audiences in Cannes, Qatar and Dubai at a Jack Daniels sponsored event. The CFH are that truly unique beast! A band that blend their collective influences to create something totally fresh and exhilarating. Word is being spread from packed show to packed show that the CFH are an unstoppable musical force. The Congo Faith Healers are: Guitar/Vocals - Sonny West Double Bass - Steve New Trumpet - Si "Lips" Taylor Drums - Jay Tubsman

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Bella Collins & Gareth Evans

on Sat, 1 Jul 2017 at Cardiff Snails Delicatessen 7:00pm

Gourmet Gig event Bella Collins and Gareth Evans, two Cardiff based musicians who bill themselves as an 'acoustic duo'. They have acquired a good reputation on the live music circuit in South Wales and recently had air play on radio2! Both play acoustic guitars and Collins also sings with a powerful and authentic blues voice. Their repertoire includes original material as well as classic songs from the blues and soul tradition

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Oxjam Unplugged

on Sat, 1 Jul 2017 at Nottingham Middle Street Resource Centre 7:30pm

An evening of acoustic music: Paul Carbuncle (folk/punk), 'Foreign Accent' (Hungarian semi-acoustic folk rock), Celtic tunes (Steve & Penny Benford - flute, banjo, guitar), Lucia Holmes (vocal/guitar), Colin Tucker (singer-songwriter). Licensed bar, snacks (meat or veg chilli available if ordered before 8 pm). Limited parking on site - bus and tram stops outside.

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3rd Bury Folk Festival

on Sat, 1 Jul 2017 at Bury St Edmunds Nowton Park Walled Garden 9:30am

With Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer, Emily Mae Winters, The Georgia Shackelton Trio, Morganway, Nick Dow Music-lovers can look forward to a great day out this summer, as the 3rd Bury St Edmunds Folk Festival once again brings its own brand of magic to the town. The one-day event will be on Saturday 1st July in the walled garden at Nowton Park, a delightful place to relax and enjoy high-quality live music. With craft stalls, children's activities, music workshops, hot food and a bar with local real ales, this promises to be a wonderful day for the whole family. The festival is organised by Bury Folk Collective, a not-for-profit group which promotes a diverse range of excellent local folk acts at events throughout the year. As well as the main stage acts, there will be an Acoustic Tent with beginners' music workshops, informal sessions and a competition for newcomers to folk performance. This is a great space to try making music yourself in a relaxed and friendly way. Full disabled acces to site, reserved viewing area and toilet facilities

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3rd Bury Folk Festival

on Sat, 1 Jul 2017 at Bury St Edmunds Nowton Park Walled Garden 9:30am

With Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer, Emily Mae Winters, The Georgia Shackelton Trio, Morganway, Nick Dow Music-lovers can look forward to a great day out this summer, as the 3rd Bury St Edmunds Folk Festival once again brings its own brand of magic to the town. The one-day event will be on Saturday 1st July in the walled garden at Nowton Park, a delightful place to relax and enjoy high-quality live music. With craft stalls, children's activities, music workshops, hot food and a bar with local real ales, this promises to be a wonderful day for the whole family. The festival is organised by Bury Folk Collective, a not-for-profit group which promotes a diverse range of excellent local folk acts at events throughout the year. As well as the main stage acts, there will be an Acoustic Tent with beginners' music workshops, informal sessions and a competition for newcomers to folk performance. This is a great space to try making music yourself in a relaxed and friendly way. Full disabled acces to site, reserved viewing area and toilet facilities

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All The Wild Folk With The Horatio James Band + Guests

on Sat, 1 Jul 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

The Horatio James Band are a sweet 4-piece with songs of estrangement, heartbreak and malevolence with warm, soulful melodies and an ace folky twang. Further guests TBA

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Grand Summer Bal With Emily & The Simons

on Sat, 1 Jul 2017 at London Kingsgate Community Centre 7:00pm

We are thrilled to announce our upcoming Grand Summer Bal on the 1st July. What better way to start off the holiday season! We welcome the exciting young folk trio Emily & The Simons for their debut London gig. Emily & The Simons are an Anglo-Belgian Balfolk trio. They perform original music centred around Emily's compositions, drawing inspiration from life's encounters and the energy of the dance-floor. With a wide repertoire ranging from exquisite, sensual mazurkas to joyful, driving bourrées, their music transports the imagination, stirs the feet and uplifts the spirit. Emily Bowden- Fiddle (UK) Simon Dumpleton- Chromatic accordion (UK) Simon Laffineur- Guitar (BE) Come and dance with us- you won't want to miss it! Doors 7pm Workshop (Balfolk basics and Belgian dances) 7.30 Dancing 8.30

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Grand Summer Bal With Emily & The Simons

on Sat, 1 Jul 2017 at London Kingsgate Community Centre 7:00pm

We are thrilled to announce our upcoming Grand Summer Bal on the 1st July. What better way to start off the holiday season! We welcome the exciting young folk trio Emily & The Simons for their debut London gig. Emily & The Simons are an Anglo-Belgian Balfolk trio. They perform original music centred around Emily's compositions, drawing inspiration from life's encounters and the energy of the dance-floor. With a wide repertoire ranging from exquisite, sensual mazurkas to joyful, driving bourrées, their music transports the imagination, stirs the feet and uplifts the spirit. Emily Bowden- Fiddle (UK) Simon Dumpleton- Chromatic accordion (UK) Simon Laffineur- Guitar (BE) Come and dance with us- you won't want to miss it! Doors 7pm Workshop (Balfolk basics and Belgian dances) 7.30 Dancing 8.30

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Festival In The Forest 2017

on Sat, 1 Jul 2017 at London Devonshire Road Nature Reserve 1:00pm

10 bands, 2 stages, food, drink and tranquillity; a fabulous day for all the family in the beautiful hidden urban oasis of Devonshire Road Nature reserve. Featuring Hungry Grass, The Dog Roses, AYU, The Nunhead Folk Circle, Siobhan Parr Trio, Kath Haling Trio, Los Musicos, Roger Hubbard, Dave Sutherland, Liam Barr and Nick Goode.

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Festival In The Forest 2017

on Sat, 1 Jul 2017 at London Devonshire Road Nature Reserve 1:00pm

10 bands, 2 stages, food, drink and tranquillity; a fabulous day for all the family in the beautiful hidden urban oasis of Devonshire Road Nature reserve. Featuring Hungry Grass, The Dog Roses, AYU, The Nunhead Folk Circle, Siobhan Parr Trio, Kath Haling Trio, Los Musicos, Roger Hubbard, Dave Sutherland, Liam Barr and Nick Goode.

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Family Folk Up 10 Year Anniversary

on Sat, 1 Jul 2017 at Liverpool St Brides Church 7:30pm

The 10 Year Anniversary celebrations continue with a final show featuring some incredible acts. The Kambourines will be joining us all the way from Norway for the occasion, alongside The Random Family and also performing are several veterans of the Family Folk Up, Jeff Jepson and Lizzie Nunnery & Vidar Norheim. FIRST ACT ON AT 8pm BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS All profits with go to St Brides Church.

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Jack Lukeman

on Sat, 1 Jul 2017 at Moseley The Patrick Kavanagh 7:30pm

This will be a very intimate show and a great opportunity to catch Jack in a simple setting. The gig is part of the 2017 Moseley Festival. http://www.moseleyfestival.org.uk/

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Into The Blue

on Sat, 1 Jul 2017 at Halifax Irish Centre;'' 8:00pm

INTO THE BLUE are a three-piece rock based blues power trio that hail from Halifax and have a really good pedigree of past experience with various bands in the local & national music circuit . Please don't miss this rare performance. Supporting on this night we have The BLUES REVELATOR band again hailing from Halifax and put their own slant on blues rock . This is a one off and we feel very humbled and blessed to manage to nail both of these bands on the same night.

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Into The Blue

on Sat, 1 Jul 2017 at Halifax Irish Centre;'' 8:00pm

INTO THE BLUE are a three-piece rock based blues power trio that hail from Halifax and have a really good pedigree of past experience with various bands in the local & national music circuit . Please don't miss this rare performance. Supporting on this night we have The BLUES REVELATOR band again hailing from Halifax and put their own slant on blues rock . This is a one off and we feel very humbled and blessed to manage to nail both of these bands on the same night.

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Carousel Sessions Present: Donal O'connor, Paul And Martin Meehan

on Sat, 1 Jul 2017 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30pm

We have the fantastic Donal O'Connor and Mancunian natives, Paul and Martin Meehan, joining us as part of our famous Carousel Sessions on 1st July. Doors open at 7.30 and can be bought by clicking register on this page, from www.wegottickets.com or from the club directly (Open every day from 5pm and midday at weekends. Support on the night will be from Manchester band, Nova. More info on the musicians below. DONAL Son of the celebrated fiddler Gerry O'Connor and revered singer Eithne Ní Uallacháin of Lá Lugh, multi-instrumentalist Dónal O'Connor has established himself as one of Ireland's leading producers and musicians. He has played and recorded with the likes of Liam Ó Maonlaí, Duke Special, Grainne Holland, Davy Spillane, Moya Brennan, Dónal Lunny, Steve Cooney, Mary Dillon, Cathal McConnell, Bob Brozman, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, John Spillane, Lumiere and Barry Kerr to name a few!. Having inherited a musical legacy of at least five generations of fiddle playing he has toured the world from a young age as both a lead and backing instrumentalist with a number of bands including Lá Lugh, At First Light, and more recently Ulaid and the Irish song super group A Stór Mo Chroí. He has composed music for theatre, television and film and has presented music shows for BBC ALBA, BBC NI, TG4, BBC Radio Ulster and Raidio na Gaeltachta. O'Connor's winning blend of pace and lyricism transmits his enthusiasm for the music directly to the listener with irresistible impact Herald Scotland MARTIN Martin Meehan, born 1977 hails from Manchester. Both Angela Durkin and Michael McGoldrick taught him as a young child and had a profound effect on his future development as a musician. Martin moved from Manchester to County Armagh in 1988 and was immediately attracted to the hustle and bustle of the Armagh Pipers club, organised by Brian and Eithne Vallely. His music at this early stage became enhanced by an eclectic bunch of players such as Brian Finnegan and Niall Vallely, who are renowned for pushing the boundaries in Irish traditional music with their progressive approach. This was an exciting time for traditional music and Martin was at the heart of it! His teacher in Ireland, the late Peg McGrath captivated his attention and influenced his style. Aside from his ability to communicate with an audience cathartically, what makes Martin a stand out musician is his ability to weave in an out of both the progressive and traditional approaches to traditional music without being entirely dominated by one. He has performed all over the world both in a solo and group capacity, appearing on radio and television and has featured in a myriad of festivals. Artists he has collaborated with include; Liam Ó Maonlaí, Arty McGlynn, Seamie O'Dowd, Dónal O'Connor, Bothy Band Tribute Band, Future Trad Collective, North Cregg, Tim Edey, Bríd Harper and At First Light. Martin is just about to release his long awaited second album, The Fox's Lament. 'One of the most sensual odes to an instrument this side of Miles Davis' Tutu.' Siobhan Long, The Irish Times. PAUL: Born in Manchester, Paul was introduced to the guitar and banjo at the tender age of 8. Schooled by traditional music 'guru' Peter Carberry and by renowned teacher Angela Durkin, his playing flourished in the company of contemporaries such as Mike McGoldrick, Dezi Donnelly & John Joe Kelly. It's no coincidence therefore that his musicianship is so highly regarded by his peers. Returning to Armagh in his teens he quickly established himself on the local music scene, counting Arty Mc Glynn and Cathal Hayden, Stockton's Wing & Mairtín O'Connor amongst his major influences. Playing music professionally since the late 1990's, Paul has variously been a founding member of North Cregg, The Karan Casey Band, Na Dorsa & Buille. He recorded 2 albums and toured for 7 years with, arguably, Ireland's leading traditional group Lúnasa. He has performed and recorded with the legendary American fiddler Liz Carroll and collaborated with international touring acts such as Altan, Natalie Merchant, Paddy Keenan, At First Light, Tommy Peoples, John Carty, Tejador and Brian Finnegan of Flook to name but a few. 'Paul Meehan's album 'The Lower Road' features fluent guitar and banjo work, a brilliant musician with great tunes. Recommended even to those who think they hate the banjo! It's simply a great album' - Mike McGoldrick For some time now, Paul Meehan has been considered a musician's musician. Supporting others with his driving yet understated, inventive and pulsing playing, creating a platform for Ireland's leading lights to shine. Finally, he has emerged from the shadows, to release his eagerly awaited debut album The Lower Road. This immensely talented multi instrumentalist takes centre stage, playing Banjo and Guitar on this beautifully crafted, fresh and energetic, yet solidly traditional album. 'Meehan's solo was a little gem' The Living Tradition 'A Brilliant player for sure' Netrythms 'Meehan knows how to weave his playing around others..' Irish Music Magazine '...a new level of skill, sophistication and soul worthy of any Irish music devotees interest' New York's Irish Echo

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Carousel Sessions Present: Donal O'connor, Paul And Martin Meehan

on Sat, 1 Jul 2017 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30pm

We have the fantastic Donal O'Connor and Mancunian natives, Paul and Martin Meehan, joining us as part of our famous Carousel Sessions on 1st July. Doors open at 7.30 and can be bought by clicking register on this page, from www.wegottickets.com or from the club directly (Open every day from 5pm and midday at weekends. Support on the night will be from Manchester band, Nova. More info on the musicians below. DONAL Son of the celebrated fiddler Gerry O'Connor and revered singer Eithne Ní Uallacháin of Lá Lugh, multi-instrumentalist Dónal O'Connor has established himself as one of Ireland's leading producers and musicians. He has played and recorded with the likes of Liam Ó Maonlaí, Duke Special, Grainne Holland, Davy Spillane, Moya Brennan, Dónal Lunny, Steve Cooney, Mary Dillon, Cathal McConnell, Bob Brozman, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, John Spillane, Lumiere and Barry Kerr to name a few!. Having inherited a musical legacy of at least five generations of fiddle playing he has toured the world from a young age as both a lead and backing instrumentalist with a number of bands including Lá Lugh, At First Light, and more recently Ulaid and the Irish song super group A Stór Mo Chroí. He has composed music for theatre, television and film and has presented music shows for BBC ALBA, BBC NI, TG4, BBC Radio Ulster and Raidio na Gaeltachta. O'Connor's winning blend of pace and lyricism transmits his enthusiasm for the music directly to the listener with irresistible impact Herald Scotland MARTIN Martin Meehan, born 1977 hails from Manchester. Both Angela Durkin and Michael McGoldrick taught him as a young child and had a profound effect on his future development as a musician. Martin moved from Manchester to County Armagh in 1988 and was immediately attracted to the hustle and bustle of the Armagh Pipers club, organised by Brian and Eithne Vallely. His music at this early stage became enhanced by an eclectic bunch of players such as Brian Finnegan and Niall Vallely, who are renowned for pushing the boundaries in Irish traditional music with their progressive approach. This was an exciting time for traditional music and Martin was at the heart of it! His teacher in Ireland, the late Peg McGrath captivated his attention and influenced his style. Aside from his ability to communicate with an audience cathartically, what makes Martin a stand out musician is his ability to weave in an out of both the progressive and traditional approaches to traditional music without being entirely dominated by one. He has performed all over the world both in a solo and group capacity, appearing on radio and television and has featured in a myriad of festivals. Artists he has collaborated with include; Liam Ó Maonlaí, Arty McGlynn, Seamie O'Dowd, Dónal O'Connor, Bothy Band Tribute Band, Future Trad Collective, North Cregg, Tim Edey, Bríd Harper and At First Light. Martin is just about to release his long awaited second album, The Fox's Lament. 'One of the most sensual odes to an instrument this side of Miles Davis' Tutu.' Siobhan Long, The Irish Times. PAUL: Born in Manchester, Paul was introduced to the guitar and banjo at the tender age of 8. Schooled by traditional music 'guru' Peter Carberry and by renowned teacher Angela Durkin, his playing flourished in the company of contemporaries such as Mike McGoldrick, Dezi Donnelly & John Joe Kelly. It's no coincidence therefore that his musicianship is so highly regarded by his peers. Returning to Armagh in his teens he quickly established himself on the local music scene, counting Arty Mc Glynn and Cathal Hayden, Stockton's Wing & Mairtín O'Connor amongst his major influences. Playing music professionally since the late 1990's, Paul has variously been a founding member of North Cregg, The Karan Casey Band, Na Dorsa & Buille. He recorded 2 albums and toured for 7 years with, arguably, Ireland's leading traditional group Lúnasa. He has performed and recorded with the legendary American fiddler Liz Carroll and collaborated with international touring acts such as Altan, Natalie Merchant, Paddy Keenan, At First Light, Tommy Peoples, John Carty, Tejador and Brian Finnegan of Flook to name but a few. 'Paul Meehan's album 'The Lower Road' features fluent guitar and banjo work, a brilliant musician with great tunes. Recommended even to those who think they hate the banjo! It's simply a great album' - Mike McGoldrick For some time now, Paul Meehan has been considered a musician's musician. Supporting others with his driving yet understated, inventive and pulsing playing, creating a platform for Ireland's leading lights to shine. Finally, he has emerged from the shadows, to release his eagerly awaited debut album The Lower Road. This immensely talented multi instrumentalist takes centre stage, playing Banjo and Guitar on this beautifully crafted, fresh and energetic, yet solidly traditional album. 'Meehan's solo was a little gem' The Living Tradition 'A Brilliant player for sure' Netrythms 'Meehan knows how to weave his playing around others..' Irish Music Magazine '...a new level of skill, sophistication and soul worthy of any Irish music devotees interest' New York's Irish Echo

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Crh Music Presents Darlingside

on Sun, 2 Jul 2017 at Bristol Colston Hall 7:00pm

Starting with their breakthrough performance at last years Cambridge Folk Festival and taking in a series of rapturously received UK shows, Darlingside are rapidly earning a reputation as the most exciting Americana band around. Absorbing influences from 60s folk, chamber pop, bluegrass, classical music, and modern indie rock, they pay reference to giants such as CSNY and Simon and Garfunkel, yet their sound is entirely unique. Their breathtaking musical virtuosity, celestial harmonies and unforgettable songs have earned comments such as "locomotive folk-pop confections so richly executed it's hard to tell if it's one voice or 12" Rolling Stone. Unmissable.

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Reg Meuross At Wingfield Barns

on Sun, 2 Jul 2017 at Wingfield Barns 7:30pm

REG MEUROSS www.regmeuross.com sounds like a forgotten, American 60s classic with echoes of Dylan, Tom Paxton & Leonard Cohen Robin Denselow, The Guardian We are happy to welcome Somerset singer-songwriter Reg Meuross, a true modern troubadour representing contemporary English folk writing at its best. There's something special about the way he writes and delivers a song Townes Van Zandt. In the mid-1980s Reg Meuross formed the Panic Brothers with Richard Morton, mixing Americana with humour and slick harmonies. Then came the Flamingos, Hank Wangford, and now 11 highly acclaimed solo albums have established his songs as 'the hinges upon which swing the doors of perceptive English folk' (Folkwords). Reg's songs comment bravely on life as he sees it, bringing wide ranging stories from the ghosts of WW1 soldiers to the ravages of dementia, and some of the most beautifully disarming songs and lyrics ever written. Reg has that rare gift of being able to touch people, through his songs and performance, on a really human level. His words and music paint pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung. 2017 heralds a new album, Faraway People. Meuross, quite simply, is one of the best 
Malcolm Carter, Pennyblack Music Powerful and moving songwriting Martin Chilton, The Telegraph A mighty songwriter and an equally fine singer Martin Carthy

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Mark Harrison + Ed Hopwood

on Sun, 2 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... MARK HARRISON Mark Harrison's highly individual, all-original music has been going down very well with audiences of all kinds, and it has taken him to some of the top venues and festivals in the UK, attracting acclaim wherever he goes. Mark has taken the style of the early blues and folk/blues innovators, and given it totally modern relevance. His songs all have something to say or a story to tell. With their memorable tunes, striking lyrics and strong rhythms, they make people think, smile and move. He is doing something genuinely fresh and different, tapping into the timeless quality of 'old' music to produce something brand new and totally relevant to the present day. Mark's live shows are well-known not only for the music but also for his introductions and explanations of the songs, and audiences frequently comment on how big a part these play in their enjoyment of the shows. Delivered in a manner often described as 'wry' and 'dry', these mark him out even more as a unique artist. Mark is a thrilling, rhythmic, finger-picker and slide player, with a very distinctive style. He appears solo and with band, his band consisting of some of the UK's top roots musicians. With them he has released four albums which have been unanimously acclaimed across a wide range of areas of the music world, receiving a very great deal of airplay (including BBC) and highly enthusiastic reviews in the UK, Europe and the US. Recently Mark has appeared at top festivals such as Celtic Connections, where his headline concert was a sell-out, and at prestigious venues all over the UK. He also received two nominations in the British Blues Awards (Songwriter & Acoustic) in both 2015 and 2016. In 2016 he released his eagerly anticipated new studio album Turpentine. He is currently touring all over the UK. 'really excellent he takes very real things, normal things that happen in life, and he writes about them in a way that makes you think afresh about them' (Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2) 'one of the British Isles' great blues singers and guitarists . totally and absolutely original' (Mike Harding) 'wonderful rootsy blues .. innovative' (Jazz FM) 'singular lyrics an original take on song writing' (Blues in Britain) ED HOPWOOD Ed Hopwood returns to The Green Note with new material and new instruments (probably at least one of them homemade). Ed brings together his multi-instrumental skills: harmonica, percussion, guitar and vocals to forge a sound that's grounded in American roots styles with a significant British twist to the songwriting. In addition to London venues, Ed's recently being entertaining crowds at festivals including Fire on the mountain and festival no.6.

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Janet Russell

on Sun, 2 Jul 2017 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Love songs and fighting talk, Scots trad. guitar and voice. "Janet Russell matters" says Clive Pownceby and he knows you know!

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Tango At Jamboree!

on Sun, 2 Jul 2017 at London Jamboree 5:45pm

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

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Tango At Jamboree!

on Sun, 2 Jul 2017 at London Jamboree 5:45pm

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

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Tango At Jamboree!

on Sun, 2 Jul 2017 at London Jamboree 7:00pm

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

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Tildon Krautz - Old Time, Travelling String Band

on Sun, 2 Jul 2017 at Buxton The Green Man Gallery 7:30pm

Originally from Brooklyn NYC, this old time, travelling string band delivers a classy mixture of original and traditional 'rootsy' sounds inspired by urban, old time and rural mountain folk/bluegrass. Watch them here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQKU6K1PtFY The Green Man Gallery is a small venue (55 seats) with a big room acoustic. The whole of the gallery (two and a half floors of exhibitions) is open for browsing before the gig and during the interval. Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start Book early!

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"an Evening With Matthew Ryan"

on Sun, 2 Jul 2017 at High Wycombe Secret venue 6:00pm

OVER IN THE UK TO PROMOTE HIS AWESOME NEW ALBUM "HUSTLE UP STARLINGS",WITH DATES WITH JESSE MALIN,MATTHEW RYAN PLAYS AN INTIMATE HOUSE CONCERT IN HIGH WYCOMBE.

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Harri Endersby

on Sun, 2 Jul 2017 at Durham Claypath Delicatessen 3:00pm

Growing up in County Durham Harri Endersby's music has been heavily influenced by the region's crowd of prestigious folk singers and musicians, her lyrics being firmly rooted in the world of story-telling. Her new album 'Homes/Lives' presents a transition in style, beginning with acoustic, stripped-back tracks whilst gradually introducing electronic instrumentation and beats as the album progresses. This interweaving of genres has been inspired by Harri's love of Icelandic electro-folk. 'Musically brilliant storytelling song-writing at its finest is what Endersby and her group deal in.' - The Bubble Magazine. 'She's a singer! She's a songwriter! She's a musician! What else do you need to know about Harri Endersby? That's she's all kinds of amazing? You got it!' - The Crack 'Harri presents crystal clear vocals, and wholesome lyrics which surround ideas of freedom, home, love, and the natural world around us. Her impressive vocal dexterity has both delicacy and strength, supported by a steadily finger-picked guitar'. The Tipping Point Sam Slatcher is an activist and singer-songwriter living in Durham. His songs reflect his passion for social justice and peace.

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New Roots: Minimal Klezmer (2 Sets)

on Sun, 2 Jul 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

New Roots is proud to present the return to the UK of the magical Minimal Klezmer. If you're a fan of klezmer music you won't have seen anything like this before. Phenomenal musicianship combines with a comedic physicality and a talent for abstraction to make for a spectacularly entertaining performance. The band will be playing two forty minute sets on the night with a twenty minute interval in between. Born in the streets of London and based in Venice, Minimal Klezmer Trio was founded in 2011 by three musicians united by a background in classical music, an inclination towards improvisation, and a fatal passion for klezmer. Their repertoire consists strictly of pieces of Eastern European origin with original arrangements that, in contrast to the more sacred and meditative aspects of klezmer, brings out the ironic, improvisational, and cabaretesque elements of the music. The minimal line-up of the trio, consisting of portable and acoustic instruments, is directly inspired by small klezmer street-formations, learned from the old recordings of Jacob Gegna, Josef Solinski and Mihal Viteazul dating from the early twentieth century. Minimal Klezmer have enjoyed many prestigious concerts, recordings and radio appearances all over Europe, collaborating and sharing the stage with a host of renowned klezmer groups and musicians (the Amsterdam Klezmer Band, Socalled to name just two). They have played many of the most important international klezmer, folk and jazz festivals (Les Nuit d'O- Montepellier 2016, Jewish Jazz Festival-Bologna 2016,Rhythms of The World- Hitchin 2014, Adriatico Mediterraneo Festival-Ancona 2013, VENETO JAZZ-Venezia 2016 and many more). This unique and intimate performance is definitely not to be missed!

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Softlysoftly Presents Ted Kemp & Laura Smyth + Julia Russo + Melanie Crew

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

PLEASE NOTE, this event is ADULTS ONLY - no children allowed in the bar. Buy a ticket in advance if you want to guarantee a seat, Tickets available at the door too at £4, but no seat guaranteed. Deliciously chilled unplugged acoustic music to charm you on a Crouch End Sunday afternoon. TED KEMP & LAURA SMYTH Beautifully sung English traditional songs with glorious harmonies accompanied on a variety of instruments http://www.reverbnation.com/laurasmythtedkemp MELANIE CREW Sweet acoustic songs from London singer-songwriter. www.melaniecrewmusic.com JULIA RUSSO Teenage singer songwriter from the USA stops off on her tour to give us some bluegrass-tinged folky songs Http://www.juliarussomusic.com/ As usual doors open at 2.45, with music starting at 3pm and continuing until 5pm Oh yes, and there'll be marshmallows too! (After 5pm the bar opens its doors to non-paying general public, so you can stay on and enjoy the evening ambience) The venue is easy to get to - Tube to Finsbury Park or Overground to Crouch End Hill, then a couple of minutes on the W7 bus to Crouch End Clocktower, from which the venue is just two minutes' stroll.

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Fake Thackray (the Lost Will & Testament Of Jake Thackray)

on Mon, 3 Jul 2017 at Etton The Processed Pea 7:30pm

John Watterson as 'Fake Thackray' is in increasing demand for clubs, festivals, village halls arts centres and theatres. 'It is wonderful that Jake Thackray still has so many fans across the country, and the younger generation are catching on to a man who should be regarded as one of our greatest. This latest show includes brand new material and old favourites.

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Sam Kelly

on Mon, 3 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sam Kelly is a Cornwall-based singer, song-writer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. As a young child Sam spent many a night enraptured, listening to his Irish grandfather tell folk tales, sing folk songs, and play folk tunes on his melodeon. Having caught the bug, Sam has dedicated his life to rediscovering and renewing the sounds of his gaelic heritage, and creating exciting new music that transcends the boundaries of traditional and popular music. "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...he's so talented" Cara Dillon "A captivating performer, Sam Kelly has one of the best young male voices in British acoustic roots music. Seriously...Check him out!" Sean Lakeman

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Mrs Ackroyd Trio

on Mon, 3 Jul 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Mrs Ackroyd Trio

on Mon, 3 Jul 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Annie Keating + Porchlight Smoker

on Mon, 3 Jul 2017 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

terrace cred.presents: Brighton's very fine 'real deal', Porchlight Smoker hit the stage of the Greys once more, bringing their varied, exciting and at times virtuoso repertoire. They mix self-penned works with covers made very much their own and are real crowd favourites. A range of instruments, including banjo, guitar, lapsteel, stand-up bass and mandolin, even clarinet, accompany the band's trademark four-part vocal harmonies. Porchlight Smoker's live gigs show off the band's multi-national songwriting talents, with Scott Smith, from Wichita, Kansas, bringing his extensive knowledge of the American folk tradition. Scotsman Steve Bell's brings a Celtic folk influence, and London born Fred Gregory's well, very English identity all combining to form the band's unique and exciting sound. The double bass of Scot Warman underpins the sound and drives along the excitement of their live gigs. Tonight, they are the support act! It's Scott Warman who has brought this bill together, for he is touring with Brooklyn based Annie Keating as part of her band with Steve Mayone, guitar / mandolin.. Annie has gained heaps of praise for her writing talent and her performances - her work springing from a desire to craft music directly from the emotions. Championed by Bob Harris, with sessions in 2008 and 2011, Annie has toured, played festivals internationally. Her voice is described as a mysterious, rough hewn beauty that comes out of the shadows, with a captivating and unfashioned natural delivery born from authentic reverie. Comparisons with the very best Americana voices and rave reviews of her albums 'Make Believing' and 'Trick Star' (her 7th) Hearfelt and real.' Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 '...like Lucinda Williams without the angst, troubadour Annie Keating will enchant anyone but a deaf shoe-gazer.' Acoustic Magazine 'A wise mix of Lucinda Williams songwriting, Gillian Welch guitar and a vocal all her own... a cross between Willie Nelson and John Prine and you don't get any better than that.' Village Voice www.anniekeating.com www.porchlightsmoker.com www.facebook.com/terracecred

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Justin Townes Earle

on Mon, 3 Jul 2017 at York The Crescent Community Venue 7:30pm

Please Please You presents Justin Townes Earle The Crescent, York Monday 3rd July, 7.30pm. £15adv More at http://www.pleasepleaseyou.com

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Don Gallardo

on Mon, 3 Jul 2017 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:30pm

We're delighted to welcome back this Nashville-based singer-songwriter. Doors 7.30pm, Onstage 8pm. Licensed Bar

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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

on Tue, 4 Jul 2017 at Winchester The Hyde Tavern 8:00pm

TWICE WINNERS OF THE BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARD FOR BEST DUO 2016 & 2013 KATHRYN ROBERTS AND SEAN LAKEMAN'S STRENGTH OF PASSION ON STAGE HAVE WON THEM MANY FANS AND AN ENVIABLE REPUTATION AS 'SONGWRITERS PAR EXCELLENCE'- (FROOTS), WHOSE GREATLY VARIED ORIGINAL SONGS COVER SUCH SUBJECTS AS WICKED MERMAIDS, NORWEGIAN LEGENDS, AND A LONELY WHALE. BUILDING UPWARD FROM THEIR LAST TWO HIGHLY PRAISED ALBUMS ''TOMORROW WILL FOLLOW TODAY' & HIDDEN PEOPLE'' FANS OF FOLK AND ACOUSTIC MUSIC CAN ONLY WONDER WHERE THIS LEADING COUPLE WILL CHOOSE TO TURN NEXT. WITH A STORY THAT INCLUDES OVER 20 YEARS OF MUSIC MAKING WITH THE LIKES OF SETH LAKEMAN, CARA DILLON, LEVELLERS, KATE RUSBY AND SHOW OF HANDS, KATHRYN ROBERTS AND SEAN LAKEMAN HAVE CONSOLIDATED THEMSELVES AS PILLARS OF MODERN BRITISH FOLK. WINNERS 'BEST DUO' BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2016 WINNERS 'BEST DUO' SPIRAL EARTH AWARDS 2015 WINNERS 'BEST DUO' BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2013

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Justin Bernasconi

on Tue, 4 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Described by Australian Guitar Mag as ​"One of this country's most interesting acoustic guitar talents", Justin Bernasconi will be launching his second album Barefoot Wonderland at Green Note, London on Tuesday 4th of July, with special guest Cat Canteri. Justin Bernasconi is considered a rarity among guitarists and songwriters. Straddling styles and sounds from the Delta Blues, Appalachian Bluegrass, English Folk and all stops in between, his highly original tunes, are infused with exciting and soulful guitar playing.

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Hannah Aldridge

on Wed, 5 Jul 2017 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Sadie Jemmett

on Wed, 5 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Sadie Jemmett's music career began in Paris when her newly recorded single was picked up by renowned theatre and opera director, Irina Brook, and used as the theme tune for her hit show, Resonances, staring French film star Irene Jacobs. The play was a critical success and went on to win the prestigious French Theatre Moliere award, while the song was picked up and played extensively on National French Radio. As Sadie had no label or distribution at the time, the only way that people could get hold of her music was through the theatre where she sold approximately 4,000 copies of the album 'Resonances', in just over two months, that she recorded specifically for the play. From Paris Sadie moved to London to continue her career, where she met her first manager, Steve Lee,( John Lee Hooker, JJ Cale). Steve guided Sadie's early career during the writing of her debut album and secured her an exciting support slot for the legendary folk Singer, Judy Collins, at the prestigious Jazz Cafe in London. Judy was impressed by Sadie's songs and voice and quickly signed her to her New York label, Wildflower Records. This resulted in Sadie travelling to Los Angeles to work with renowned music producer, David Bianco (Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Red Hot Chilli Peppers) where her debut album, The Blacksmith's Girl was born. The album received some wonderful reviews notably from the respected music critic Nigel Williamson who is a fan, and also extensive national and regional radio play. Sadie supported Judy Collins on her successful UK Tour and also toured with UK singer Aled Jones. She was also invited to perform as an up-and-coming artist at the US Music industry Conference NARM held in Los Angeles. Along the way Sadie has gained some seriously heavyweight fans, amongst them, Yoko Ono, who included Sadie's song 'I'm Glad You're Back' on her BBC6 Music show 6Mix, quite an honour! And the legendary Lou Reed, who after seeing Sadie perform at the La Mama Theatre in the East Village, NYC, asked to meet her and congratulated her on her songs and performance. Sadie also contributed to a worldwide release, Music Is Love; (a singer-songwriter's tribute to the music of Crosby Stills Nash and Young) alongside artists such as Judy Collins and Irish singer Liam O Maonlai from The Hot House Flowers. Her cover of Graham Nash's Teach Your Children, which appears on the album, received excellent press and radio play both in the UK, Europe and America. Sadie recorded part of her second album, London Love Songs, at the legendary Abbey Road Studio 2. A gift for which she is eternally grateful. Sadie released London Love Songs, again, to critical acclaim, in 2015 through a successful Pledge campaign and toured for most of that year throughout the UK and Europe. Throughout her career, Sadie has gained many loyal fans in and out of the industry from both sides of the pond, and her career continues to move forward, flourish and grow. She is currently writing her third studio album.

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Low Lily

on Wed, 5 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Clean, economical arrangements... a wonderful album." Sing Out!'s Best of 2015 "...(they) compellingly mix contemporary folk and bluegrass sensibilities with a sensitive use of their keen musicianship." Fatea (UK) The US-based string and vocal trio LOW LILY explores the roots and branches of American folk music with traditional influences and modern inspiration that weave together a unique brand of acoustic music. Liz Simmons (vocals and guitar), Flynn Cohen (vocals, guitar and mandolin), and Lissa Schneckenburger (vocals and fiddle) are masterful players with deep relationships to traditional music styles ranging from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, New England and Old Time Appalachian sounds. When you combine this with stellar composition skills and inventive arrangements you get music that is rooted yet contemporary. The members of Low Lily are seasoned musicians and have individually toured and performed with the likes of Solas, Ruth Moody, Cathie Ryan, John Whelan, Aoife Clancy, Adrienne Young,Childsplay, among others. Low Lily's self-titled album (2015) brings their influences together in a collection of six songs which includes original and traditional material on three voices, guitars, mandolin, fiddle, double bass, and trombones.

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Boubacar Kafando & Zaama Nooma Band

on Wed, 5 Jul 2017 at London The White Lion 6:30pm

On Wednesday 5 July the White Lion brings to the Streatham Festival an inspiring and exclusive double bill of live music. ============================================ Headlining, and making their second appearance at The White Lion, will be BOUBACAR KAFANDO & ZAAMA NOOMA BAND. From Burkino Faso, and based in Paris, Boubacar plays the traditional African Kora. With the Zaama Nooma Band you will witness a truly inspiring live show brimming with positive energy and dancing. It really is unmissable. ============================================ Supporting Boubacar will be GNAWA UK featuring BOUJMA BOBUL. Gnawa UK and Boujma Bobul come from a long line of Gnawi musicians and he and his band are well-placed to share the sacred, powerful and healing sound of Gnawi music with you. "With its islamic recitations and the heart-cry of the African slaves who called out to their ancestors, Gnawa is the orginal trance music. The catchy refrains and chants will infuse your head and body with beautiful ancient rhythmic sounds that will have you dancing and singing with joy". ============================================= Tickets for this incredible live show are available for ONLY £5 direct from the White Lion or online at www.wegottickets.com With 2-4-1 cocktails before 8pm and food served to 10pm this will be a midweek night out to savour as part of the Streatham Festival. For bookings and reservations email whitelionstreatham@gmail.com or call 02086773341 THE WHITE LION 232 STREATHAM HIGH ROAD LONDON SW16 1BB www.whitelionsw16.co.uk

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Folk In The Owl's Nest: Jinder, Harry & The Gondolas & More

on Wed, 5 Jul 2017 at Cardiff Gwdihw 7:30pm

JINDER Jinder is a 36yr old songwriter, storyteller and international touring musician based in the UK's pastoral Westcountry. Following the lo-fi folk noir of 2015's critically acclaimed LP 'Traditional Dark', his tenth album 'Presents...KINGSIZE BLACKFOOT' (released on 17th July 2017) is an intense and joyful exploration of American blues and roots music, drenched in gutbucket Delta blues slide guitar, Bluegrass from the heart of Appalachia, Louisiana murder ballads, Country Blues and even an impassioned update of Yip Harburg and Jay Gorney's Depression-era anthem 'Brother Can You Spare A Dime', released in May as the first single from the album. HARRY & THE GONDOLAS 'This Bristol-based trio benefits from Harry Gould's lead vocals and guitar, Bubba Erikson's buoyant bass lines and Sam Snell's flawless harmonies and percussion. Their chilled nu-folk, acoustic sound and Gould's deep resonating vocals carry the crowd toe tapping and hand clapping through fast-paced Irish-folk to mellow ballads' - Bristol Live Magazine. LOS FELIZ LosFeliz is the music vehicle for Lucy Powell - a Brighton based alt-folk singer-songwriter who specialises in melancholia, chamber like vocals & reverb guitar. Due to release debut album 'Ancestry' in June 2017 which has been recorded in the church her ancestors built, Los Feliz has been performing intimate sets around the South Coast, London and rural Wales (including Sofar Sounds, living room shows, sets at the Hope and Ruin, Prince Albert, Latest Music Bar, an End of the Trail Records showcase & small independent festivals) and is now setting up a UK tour (including female fronted festivals) in time for her album release. CECIL For singer-songwriter Cecil, music has always been her life's passion. The Berkshire born artist's music has grown in notoriety over the last year most notably being featured recently on BBC Radio 2. She has been championed regionally by BBC Introducing Berkshire and has performed live for both BBC Coventry & Warwickshire and BBC Oxfordshire respectively as well as featuring on many other radio shows in the UK.

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Jez Lowe

on Thu, 6 Jul 2017 at North Shields Percy Park Rugby Club 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 last year of America, Holland, Australia and Canada, alongside an enviable list of UK dates. He has also featured on a 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. We are delighted to have Jez playing an intimate solo gig for us here in North Shields. No-one else writes or sounds like Jez Lowe. Mike Harding 'Jez Lowe is one of our finest songwriters.' BBC Radio 2

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Lisa Mills

on Thu, 6 Jul 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Mississippi native, now Alabama resident Lisa Mills could be called a blues singer, or a gospel singer, or a torch singer or an R&B singer, and each label would be accurate. In fact, as the reviews of her 2014 album I'm Changing (a remastered and remixed re-imagining of her 2005 debut album, enhanced by the inclusion of a handful of new tracks) poured in, she was described in all of these terms, and at least a couple of critics suggested they even heard the nascent stirrings of a jazz stylist in some of her more nuanced readings. Listeners responded to Lisa's sophisticated, emotional performances by making her 2015 U.K. tour a rousing success marked by sell out or near-packed venues, brisk post-concert CD sales and the inevitable query as to when she would be returning. To the latter the answer is 2016, when the excitement of 2015 will be parlayed into an extended U.K. and European tour, on which bookings are being focused on festivals, concert halls and centres. And by the time the 2016 tour gets underway next Fall, she will have a new album to promote, titled Mama's Juke Book.

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Ian Beetlestone & The Drowning Rats: The Awful Truth - Album Launch

on Thu, 6 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Originally salvaged from the murky waters of the Leeds house party scene in the early 2000s, Ian Beetlestone & the Drowning Rats didn't surface again until the mid 2010s in London's similarly seedy King's Cross. Clinging to the flotsam left behind when Tom Waits, Nina Simone, Jaques Brel and the Shangri-Las were recovered from the wreck, the Rats remain to be rescued. While they wait, they offer their unique combination of ratty jazz, drowned pop, magic, mystery, darkness and light to the capricious twin deities of love and song with ever pleading and desperate eyes. They hope that tonight's launch of their debut album, the Awful Truth, may meet with the fleeting approval of the gods. The Rats are: Ian Beetlestone piano & vocals Tom Fry double bass & vocals Dom Coles drums & vocals George Simmonds trombone & vocals Louis Schultz-Wiremu saxophone

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Peatbog Faeries

on Thu, 6 Jul 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

on Thu, 6 Jul 2017 at Winchester The Hyde Tavern 8:00pm

TWICE WINNERS OF THE BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARD FOR BEST DUO 2016 & 2013 KATHRYN ROBERTS AND SEAN LAKEMAN'S INTIMACY AND STRENGTH OF PASSION ON STAGE HAVE WON THEM MANY FANS AND AN ENVIABLE REPUTATION AS 'SONGWRITERS PAR EXCELLENCE'- (FROOTS), WHOSE GREATLY VARIED ORIGINAL SONGS COVER SUCH SUBJECTS AS WICKED MERMAIDS, NORWEGIAN LEGENDS, AND A LONELY WHALE. BUILDING UPWARD FROM THEIR LAST TWO HIGHLY PRAISED ALBUMS ''TOMORROW WILL FOLLOW TODAY' & HIDDEN PEOPLE'' FANS OF FOLK AND ACOUSTIC MUSIC CAN ONLY WONDER WHERE THIS LEADING COUPLE WILL CHOOSE TO TURN NEXT. WITH A STORY THAT INCLUDES OVER 20 YEARS OF MUSIC MAKING WITH THE LIKES OF SETH LAKEMAN, CARA DILLON, LEVELLERS, KATE RUSBY AND SHOW OF HANDS, KATHRYN ROBERTS AND SEAN LAKEMAN HAVE CONSOLIDATED THEMSELVES AS PILLARS OF MODERN BRITISH FOLK. WINNERS 'BEST DUO' BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2016 WINNERS 'BEST DUO' SPIRAL EARTH AWARDS 2015 WINNERS 'BEST DUO' BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2013

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Royal Jelly Jive (duo)

on Thu, 6 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ROYAL JELLY JIVE Fronted by lead singer Lauren Bjelde and keyboardist/accordionist Jesse Lemme Adams, Royal Jelly Jive take inspiration from the very San Francisco streets in which they live and pen dynamic silhouettes of everyday neighbourhood characters, falling in love, and ultimately standing up for who you are and what you believe in. This is where the title of their sophomore full-length studio recording, Stand Up, is born. The album was produced by GRAMMY Award-nominated Andrew Zweers and Judy Kirschner (Santana, Joe Satriani). The duo of Lauren and Jesse are visiting these shores for a few select shows to gently introduce the UK to the irresistible vibe of the Royal Jelly Jive! Royal Jelly Jive create exciting musical earworms that can light up a dancefloor or accompany a pleasureful night of gin cocktails. PopMatters.com Bjelde's remarkable voice manages to be brash and vulnerable at once, with a sassy sexuality continually informing each syllable. Live For Live Music Fans of jazz, smokey piano bars and sensual songstresses alike should find themselves in love with this album. Live For Live Music

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The Rubber Wellies

on Thu, 6 Jul 2017 at Glasgow The Hug & Pint 7:30pm

The travelling folksters return to Glasgow for a night of ceol agus craic! Doors 7.30pm Music 8pm

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The Rubber Wellies

on Thu, 6 Jul 2017 at Glasgow The Hug & Pint 7:30pm

The travelling folksters return to Glasgow for a night of ceol agus craic! Doors 7.30pm Music 8pm

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Bryony Griffith

on Thu, 6 Jul 2017 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 7:30pm

8pm: Bryony 10pm: Singing Session

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Sounds From The Cellar.

on Thu, 6 Jul 2017 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:00pm

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Blues, Folk & Roots Review

on Thu, 6 Jul 2017 at Bracknell Acoustic Couch 8:00pm

The Blues , Folk & Roots Review on the 6th July at The Acoustic Couch, Market Street, Bracknell will feature John Cee Stannard & Blues Horizon, Kristin King, Steve Donnelly & Frank Lacey

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Between The Trees (rudry Music Festival)

on Fri, 7 Jul 2017 at Caerphilly Rudry Parish Hall 7:00pm

Children 4 years and under are free Weekend tickets include 2 nights camping - Fri 7th and Sat 8th July

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Sunjay

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

Sunjay's style has that natural drift between folk and blues and both camps have recognised his obvious flair. There have been a clutch of award nominations, including winning the Wath Festival Young Performers Award. He also made the final selection for the BBC's Young Folk Award in 2012, had three nominations at the Exposure Music Awards 2014 and was also recognised by the 2014 British Blues Awards. It's not every day you see a young guy in his twenties dissecting early twentieth century blues music. Even rarer is an artist tracing their exposure to the genre back to the age of five, but Sunjay is not your average performer. By exposing an incredible surplus of technical skill in working the whole length of his guitar from vigorous chord changes to expert picking, Sunjay reveals himself as a high class interpreter of folk blues drawing many plaudits from a variety of industry sources. Sunjay continues to evolve as a performer in lavish assured portions, with a finely tuned wit added to the repertoire alongside the exquisite playing and developing vocals. The ear for picking a successful tune to interpret is acute, whether delving into the blues archives, sharing the songs of his peers or choosing something more contemporary.

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Sandwich Folk & Ale - 'folk Party'

on Fri, 7 Jul 2017 at Sandwich St Mary's Church 7:00pm

Launching this years's Folk & Ale Festival we have an amazing evening of youthful Folk music, sure to get you up dancing. From the amazing Hobo & The Hippies to the award winning Gentlemen of Few and the incredible up and coming talent of Sam Brothers it promises to be an evening you'll never forget! Get your tickets early cos they will fly!! £10 in advance £12 on the door.

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Bokanté

on Fri, 7 Jul 2017 at London Union Chapel 7:00pm

Snarky Puppy's Michael League fuses his bass-driven, groove-driven world with international influences featuring band members who have played with everyone from Paul Simon through Yo-Yo Ma to The Lee Boys. Bokanté is a band conceived by Snarky Puppy founder and GroundUP Music creator Michael League, the process of formation was all but conventional. The music and some of the melodies were written by League, demoed while on tour with other bands, and then sent to vocalist Malika Tirolien with lyrical concepts attached. Tirolien then wrote lyrics and melodies, demoing and ping-ponging the new content back to League. Many of the musicians had never even met until the first day of recording. By the end of the week-long session in upstate New York's legendary Dreamland Studios, the band felt abnormally cohesive. 'Unity was paramount in the formation of this group,' observed League. Two-time Grammy award-winning guitarists Michael League, Chris McQueen, and Bob Lanzetti (all from Snarky Puppy), percussion legend Jamey Haddad (Paul Simon, Sting), pedal and lap steel virtuoso Roosevelt Collier (The Lee Boys, Karl Denson), and unplaceable percussionists André Ferrari (Väsen) and Keita Ogawa (Banda Magda, Yo-Yo Ma) come together as Bokanté to create a diverse ensemble rich in groove, melody, and soul. The word bokanté means 'exchange' in Creole, the language of Tirolien's youth growing up on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe. Now living in Montreal, she stands among eight musicians from four continents, each one accomplished in their own right and well versed in music far beyond that of their point of origin. The band's debut album, Strange Circles, released in June, goes from Zeppelin-esque blues stomp to folkloric Caribbean kaladja over the course its ten tracks, blending the extensive and varied knowledge of the individual players with a strong, yet empathetic, lyrical approach.

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Big Mamma's Door

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Regulars on the London blues scene, and fronted by the ballsy vocals of Fiona McElroy, Big Mamma's Door play an eclectic mix of swinging blues from the 20s-50s. "The audience was wowed by the sheer personality of Fiona as a performer, the artistry of the guitarist and the musical excellence of the rest of the band." Blues in Britain "The crowd had no choice but to enjoy things enormously..." Blues in London "Excellent band...her smoky/laid-back voice does the risqué blues-with-soul stuff with a vengeance." Blues in the South

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From Nyc, The Hit Man Blues Band

on Fri, 7 Jul 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Alsager Americana With Don Gallardo, Loud Mountains And Hannah Aldridge

on Fri, 7 Jul 2017 at Stoke-on-Trent Bank Corner 8:00pm

Alsager Americana at Bank Corner in Alsager.

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Annie Keating + The Boy Who Kicked Pigs

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Talent spotted by BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris, ANNIE KEATING appeared live on the Bob Harris show twice and has performed at leading festivals, including Take Root (Netherlands), the Brooklyn Americana Festival, Glasgow Americana Festival, The Brooklyn Indie Music Fest, Maverick (2017) and NXNE. Her recent album, TRICK STAR (Keating's 7th full-length release) received rave reviews from the UK and beyond. Bob Harris called it, "A wonderful record. Heartfelt and real. Folk Radio UK describes the album as "disarmingly engaging." R2 Magazine calls Keating, "a budding Americana Star and the Irish Times heralds the new release, A strong and consistent collection radiating warmth and honestly. Her last album "Make Believing" was championed by the TELEGRAPH as a "best country music album" pick of 2015. Keating has played on the bill with John Hiatt, Bon Iver and other greats. This is her third UK tour (trio style this time with Steve Mayone from Brooklyn on guitar/mando and London's own Scott Warman on bass). This 16+ show UK tour includes Maverick Festival shows, an Under the Apple Tree session and excellent double bills w/UK artists Danni Nicholls, Danielle Cawdell, Porchlight Smoker, Ags Connelly and others). For fans of Lucinda Williams, John Prine, Jason Isbell and other great alt-country songwriters, this is sun-dappled Americana at its best, sure to enchant. www.anniekeating.com 27 years after Erasure topped the charts with 'A Little Respect', THE BOY WHO KICKED PIGS released his own stripped down acoustic version of what was a huge worldwide hit for the SynthPop duo, favoured by composer Andy Bell. 'The Boy Who Kicked Pigs' is solo singer songwriter Karl Bray, who spent years playing with Brighton based electro pop outfit Kovak, the first unsigned band to be play-listed on BBC Radio 2, alongside LA's KROQ. The band also have various tracks featured in British and Hollywood films. Karl, a serious record collector has a limited edition of 45 only, one sided 7 vinyl records lathe cut along with a digital download of the single which has handmade artwork by artist girlfriend EJ Sparkles. Each copy includes an individual coloured feather from the video. Karl has previously worked with leading producers such as Andy Gray (Hard Fi / Big Brother Theme) Andy Hughes (The Orb) spending much time crafting the perfect pop record with Kovak. 'A Little Respect' is the polar opposite, a home grown affair recorded live in a true lo-fi stylein his front room on one microphone - and in Mono! Karl says of the recording I tried to re-record this song many times over the years but ended up using the original demo as it just had that vibe you strive years to obtain. 'The Boy Who Kicked Pigs' is now performing solo shows, sometimes with a full band and has already supported The Levellers, Finley Quaye and Karl Blau. 'The Boy Who Kicked Pigs' name comes from a book written by actor Tom Baker who once flung Karl a 50 pence piece whist busking in their home town of Kent.

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Phil Odgers With Bobby Valentino

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

Phil Odgers is a sorely undervalued national treasure. A founder member and one half of the joint vocal strike force of the inimitable The Men They Couldn't Hang, he is also an experienced and prolific solo artist in his own right. Audiences around the world from Cairo to Reykjavik, Brisbane to Tokyo, and Berlin to London have succumbed to his effervescent and heartfelt vocal style in stadium, theatre, concert hall and after hours lock in. Phil (better known to his friends as 'Swill') has developed his interesting solo career alongside his regular job with The Men They Couldn't Hang. A fine acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter, his influences are far-reaching, ranging from 50's/60's rock 'n' roll, punk, folk and country, and even reggae. His latest solo album, the highly regarded 'Roll To The Left', brings his songwriting prowess into sharp, bright, focus. Lyrically this is a collection of unique tales with cinematic imagery - from kitchen sink realism and social commentary to technicolor splendor. The album, in the main, was recorded in the studio built for Kirsty MacColl by Steve Lillywhite in their family home in Ealing. The studio resonates with musical history and Phil was also lucky enough to be able to use guitars previously owned by Kirsty. Musically the album has many levels - it takes Phil Odgers' warm melodic voice and rhythmic strumming as a starting point, and adds a bit of double bass, fiddle and lead guitar in all the right places. It's never crowded, nothing is overplayed, giving the entire album a beautifully understated feel. Phil Odgers and producer James Knight made a point of only using real instruments and live performances - no auto tune here, this is as real as it gets! These organic and passionate sessions have resulted in a magical and deeply accomplished album. You will have the opportunity to hear many of the songs from this album, along with favourites from his back catalogue and a bunch of TMTCH classics, as part of this very special gig at St Edith Folk. To make the gig even more special Phil will be accompanied by renegade virtuoso Bobby Valentino on fiddle. Valentino's violin can be heard on tracks by artists including Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Bob Geldof, The Alabama 3 and Shania Twain, and he is an occasional member of Mark Knopfler's current band. He has also contributed to many recordings by The Men They Couldn't Hang as well as frequently appearing with them on stage.

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Jon Palmer Band

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

The Jon Palmer Acoustic Band is a highly acclaimed 6-piece folk, roots and rock & roll combo based in and around the musically vibrant West Yorkshire market town of Otley. The line-up includes guitars, mandolin, whistle, double bass, violin, and drums. Everyone sings!

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All The Wild Folk With The Gator Dog Snappers + Stillhouse

on Fri, 7 Jul 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A Friday night of New Orleans Brass and progressive acoustic music with The Gator Dog Snappers and Stillhouse The Gator Dog Snappers lay down sweet New Orleans trad with a Tuba Skinny feel and Rebirth-style funk. Stillhouse are a mandolin, guitar, double bass and vocal trio ensemble with beautifully crafted original songs and meticulously arranged instrumental material with roots in bluegrass, jazz and folk. Jonny Sellers (guitar, vocals) and Polly Bolton (mandolin, vocals) have been playing together on and off for almost 10 years. Matt Mefford (double bass) has roots in his hometown of Austin, Texas and spent the years before his move to the UK touring the States with bluegrass/jazz/folk quartet MilkDrive. Jonny and Polly were instantly drawn to Matt's playing, and connected through the regional music scene. After a jam together on a rainy Monday afternoon at the beginning of February, the three of them began collaborating to form what is now Stillhouse. Virtuosic, moving and exhilarating, the trio creates a new collective sound which draws from each members' musical background of bluegrass, folk, jazz, pop and acoustic music. The result is a set of melodically astonishing original songs with soaring mandolin, guitar and bass-led instrumental pieces with roots in bluegrass, old time and jazz melodies. Wonderful musicianship and superbly well-arranged material; Stillhouse completely captivate their audience from the first note they play. This trio is one to watch. Leila Cooper, Moonbeams Festival Director They're all such amazing players. It's a rare thing these days, but they do it with finesse and style and it's never showboaty, just pure class. Chris Helme, formerly The Seahorses.

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Richard Navarro And Buxton Fringe Chorus

on Sat, 8 Jul 2017 at Buxton Trinity Church 7:00pm

Richard Navarro and Buxton Fringe Chorus Buxton Fringe Trinity Church Buxton Hardwick Mount Buxton Derbyshire SK17 6PR

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Richard Navarro And Buxton Fringe Chorus

on Sat, 8 Jul 2017 at Buxton Trinity Church 7:00pm

Richard Navarro and Buxton Fringe Chorus Buxton Fringe Trinity Church Buxton Hardwick Mount Buxton Derbyshire SK17 6PR

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Zion Train

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

Zion Train's vast array of music from the last 25 years still sounds fresh to today's discerning ears. Zion Train was founded by Perch (live dub mixing /production), in 1988. The live line-up has always been very flexible, varying from Perch and a vocalist for sound-system gigs, to an extended lineup for larger events. Zion Train live always features a variety of renowned vocalists but primarily, the band have been fronted by Dubdadda. Zion Train have been one of the planet's most prolific groups, along with a mammoth recorded output and innumerable production credits, remixes and song writing collaborations they have produced magazines, CD-ROMs, Internet sites and built sound systems. Their early releases were on their own Universal Egg label, until in 1995 they signed to China Records. They released the world's first promotional dub music video for the 'Get Ready' single and caused a furore with the publicity campaign for their 'Homegrown Fantasy' album. Back on their own Universal Egg label since 1999, they have continued to release quality dub, electronica and world dance music.

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The Jar Family

on Sat, 8 Jul 2017 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:30pm

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Tarantella Beats Party With Amaraterra

on Sat, 8 Jul 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

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

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Deborah Carew Swing Trio

on Sat, 8 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... The Deborah Carew Swing Trio first formed after a gig at Christian Miller's monthly residency Upstair at the Ritzy back in Christma 2015 called, 'Cool Struttin', with Christian on guitar, Deborah Carew on vocals, and Marcus Penrose on double bass. An accomplished exponent of both American and Parisian swing styles, Christian is also a sought after early jazz stylist, performing regularly with the Hot Club of Jupiter, Shirt Tail Stompers, Southside Gypsy Trio top as well as working with US musicians Gordon Webster, Brandi Disterheft (NY) and Aurora Nealand (New Orleans.) Christian's own projects include The Balagan Cafe Band, which explores music from around the world and from many different eras. Marcus is a double bass player based in London. He was born and raised in Cornwall. Over the years he has played in countless different lineups and venues of all sizes and varieties in London, the UK and Europe, from the Vortex Jazz Club in London to Glastonbury Festival (2002 and 2003). Marcus was a founder member of The SE Collective, group of South London based musicians including Alam Nathoo, Peter Ibbetson, Trish Clowes and Matt Ridley, promoting regular successful jazz nights showcasing some of the UK's most cutting edge jazz and improvised music groups. Deborah has been singing for over 10 years on the London Jazz scene and included established venues such as Charlie Wrights jazz club, Royal Festival Hall foyer. Deborah had her almost sold out debut performance in early 2015 with her quartet (included John Crawford, Ben Bastin, and Eddie Hick) at the Pheasantry, in Chelsea. She is currently performing in and around London with various top musicians on the London jazz scene.

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Hannah Johnson & The Broken Hearts

on Sat, 8 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hannah Johnson and The Broken Hearts deliver an exciting, eclectic range of roots music, which specifically celebrates Country and Western Swing songs from the 1950s era! Celebrate with Hannah & Co. as she releases her debut CD, 'Shaken' on 8th July 2017, which was recorded in Austin, Texas at the prestigious Ameripolitan Studios. Engineered/Produced by Cris Burns, it features both original/cover material with her band and a whole host of accomplished American musicians such as Emily Gimble, Roger Wallace, Beth Chrisman, Bryce Clarke, Josh Hoag and Tom Lewis. Without wading in the quagmire of debate about what is and what defines 'Americana Music', Hannah Johnson and The Broken Hearts seek to reveal the music that used to be called 'COUNTRY' in the impassioned era of Honky Tonk: when musicians sought only to play the best music possible and get folks up dancing, (in proud defiance of an industry which today, has tendency to dilute the very essence that made it become renowned). Their material is a celebration of Honky Tonk, classic 'old' country, western swing, blues and standards with original songs written in these genres.

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Saddleback Blues Festival

on Sat, 8 Jul 2017 at Devizes Sports Club 10:00am

All day blues festival with two stages offering the very best of British Blues. Full licences bar and food available on site, strictly no drinks and food from outside allowed. No dogs. The festival is outdoors and will go ahead no mether the weather. Family tickets allows two adults and up to three children under 12. For more info, family tickets and term and conditions please go to www.saddlebackblues.com

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Robin Gillan Plus Enoch's Gold Hill Trappers

on Sat, 8 Jul 2017 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes 7:30pm

An evening of American old-time music with a focus on the mountain styles of Southern Appalachia, played by experienced afficienados of the genre from right here in the UK

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The Hayes Sisters

on Sat, 8 Jul 2017 at New Mills Spring Bank Arts Centre 7:00pm

A welcome return to Spring Bank Arts for this talented trio of folk singers. You asked us to book them again ; here they are, with their unique sound. Doors open at 7.00 pm for our well-stocked bar. Performance begins at 7.30 pm.

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Balkan Dance Party : Trans Siberian March Band + London Gypsy Orchestra

on Sat, 8 Jul 2017 at London Jazzlive@The Crypt 8:00pm

"Sex Pistols of Balkan Brass" the Trans Siberian March Band formed in 2007 and create a colourful explosion of Balkan, Gypsy, Turkish and Russian up-tempo tunes and singalongs in a carnival atmosphere with a cheeky touch of cabaret and burlesque. Their shows have earned them a well deserved worldwide reputation on the festival scene with appearances in Eastern Europe, Russia and the UK. London Gypsy Orchestra romp through their own energised arrangements of gypsy, balkan and klezmer classics.

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Balkan Dance Party : Trans Siberian March Band + London Gypsy Orchestra

on Sat, 8 Jul 2017 at London Jazzlive@The Crypt 8:00pm

"Sex Pistols of Balkan Brass" the Trans Siberian March Band formed in 2007 and create a colourful explosion of Balkan, Gypsy, Turkish and Russian up-tempo tunes and singalongs in a carnival atmosphere with a cheeky touch of cabaret and burlesque. Their shows have earned them a well deserved worldwide reputation on the festival scene with appearances in Eastern Europe, Russia and the UK. London Gypsy Orchestra romp through their own energised arrangements of gypsy, balkan and klezmer classics.

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Rosie Brown

on Sun, 9 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Gorgeous new songs from the imminent fourth album of ROSIE BROWN and her whole band of beauties, as they bring their heady, country-tinged, jazz-infused sound back to the Green Note. Harmony-drenched finger-pickin' loveliness from Bernd Rest (guitar) and Simon C Russell (bass); drums from the inimitable Paul May; trumpet from the sweet-lipped Robin Hopcraft; the works **** Mojo As fresh and enveloping as morning mist and as disquietingly opaque ¡© the music of Rosie Brown weaves a wondrous spell and the effect is bewitching. She is partnered by producer and co-writer Bernd Rest, whose neat guitar parts (along with Russell's double bass, and the general air of drippiness) recall vintage John Martyn. But the post-Norah subtlety (acoustic group at its core), post-Portishead portent (neurotic bluesy dissonance) and post-Zero 7 lounge-chill results in uniquely affecting sounds which unsettle as they seduce." **** Q "Elemental, sensual... conjures something evocative of Les Paul backed by Goldfrapp.

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George Borowski Featuring Mora

on Sun, 9 Jul 2017 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 4:30pm

George Borowski's song writing winds it's way through pop, rock, country and blue suede tunes in true rock n' roll style. His socially aware masterpieces have haunting lyrics and he sings those lump in the throat power ballads. His music has a message to all and you will feel he has been singing just to you. This performance will also feature Mora - George's daughter - who will captivate you with her amazing voice.

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Phoenix Festival 2017

on Sun, 9 Jul 2017 at Richmond Crawdaddy Club 1:30pm

Our 4th Annual Charity Event sponsored by The New Victoria Hospital and in partnership with The Victoria Foundation, a local Richmond based charity. Funds raised will support the work of Maggie's West London cancer support charity which does such amazing work supporting people suffering from all forms of cancer, Richmond Athletic Association will be cooking their excellent and great value BBQ on the terrace. Bar will be open throughout till 11.00 pm. We are promised some fabulous raffle prizes as well an auction for an experience money can't buy. This is the occasion to bring all the family and enjoy great music, chill out on the terrace with a drink and a tasty plate of food from the barbie. We are hoping to exceed the £2500.00 we raised last year. This year's planned line up (subject to change): 2pm Geoff Garbow Band 3:10pm The Mustangs 4.20 Blues is Truth 5:30pm All Night Workers 6:45pm Blue Bishops 8:00pm Big Steam 9:15pm Spirit of '62 + Paul Cox + Jam 10:45pm Close

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Tlr Double: Jack Harris & Samantha Whates

on Sun, 9 Jul 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Jack Harris Jack Harris' songs take a compassionate look at things both common and uncommon, and see them differently. They are literate, curious songs, often in character, always intriguing. His latest album, 'The Wide Afternoon', assembles 11 new songs, rooted in Folk and Blues traditions, telling real and imagined stories. The result is a bigger, darker record than Jack's previous, critically acclaimed offering, 2012's The Flame and the Pelican (***** Maverick, The Telegraph top 10 Roots/Folk albums of the year). 'The Wide Afternoon' is an album of mystery and melody, set against the expansive sound-palette and intricate arrangements of Gerry Diver (Sam Lee, Lisa Knapp, Tom Robinson). Gerry's swooping violins and eerie percussion are at the record's sonic heart, perfectly offsetting songs of dangerous men, literary women, stolen horses and vanished birds. All are delivered in husky, intimate vocals and fluid guitar picking. Jack was a SXSW showcasing artist at 17, as well as the youngest ever winner of the Kerrville Folk Festival's New Folk Award in 2005 (previous winners include Gillian Welch, Devon Sproule and Anais Mitchell). He has been the recipient of the PRS ATOM award for new music creation, as well as an EFDSS creative bursary for songwriting. Those days are gone, along with most of Jack's youth and vigour, but he's still happy to find himself touring extensively, bringing his riveting live show to appreciative audiences, and making as much music as he can. 'Jack Harris is a priest of song who holds himself to a rigorous, ancient code of beauty most of us have forgotten exists.' Anaïs Mitchell 'A lyricist of great descriptive precision and a flair for revealing observation' Folk Radio UK 'A unique lyrical mind' Q Magazine 'A natural and captivating song writing talent, 5/5' The Telegraph Samantha Whates Samantha Whates is a London based singer and songwriter. Despite living in the capital since her mid-teens, her heart, voice and songs retain a strong affinity with her Scottish roots, cultivating a sound that is thoroughly contemporary, rooted in tradition yet uniquely her own. A regular live performer, Samantha has played throughout the UK from small town pubs to large festivals and major London venues (Union Chapel, Vortex, Cecil Sharp House). She recently released a debut album of her own songs, Dark Nights Make For Brighter Days which has been enjoying both critical acclaim and radio play (BBC 6 Music, KCRW, Resonance FM). Working as a session/backing vocalist Samantha has provided vocals for Chris Coco, Gwyneth Herbert, James Yuill, Blue Rose Code, Fiona Bevan, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker amongst many others. She also received national recognition when her version of the Leo Sayer hit 'I Can't Stop Loving You' was used on a TV ad for the Barclays Premier League! 'Just gorgeous' Tom Robinson BBC 6Music 'A lovely surprise, her presence and songs made my evening, a rare treat' James Yorkston

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Flossie Malavialle

on Mon, 10 Jul 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Flossie Malavialle

on Mon, 10 Jul 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Emily Barker

on Mon, 10 Jul 2017 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

A significant catch for The Greys, FOLK IT (in association with terrace cred.) brings Emily Barker to this intimate little venue. Tonight, with a fresh album, she's accompanied by Lukas Drinkwater. Raised on music in remote, rural Western Austtralia, settling in East Anglia and hitting the Cambridge folk scene, making waves in Nashville and Memphis, recording in Norfolk, The Gorbals and Memphis, Emily Barker has absorbed English folk / acoustic and electric / country / Americana. She has followed her own path, embracing different textures, voices and arrangements, gaining critical and fan acclaim. Emily Barker has released 10 albums, solo and with diferent combos, from John Peel favourites the-low-country, multi-instrumental female trio The Red Clay Halo, Vena Portae and country trio Applewood Road. She has found enthusiastic responses, airplay by Cerys Matthews / Tom Robinson / Steve Lamaq / Loose Ends... and acclaim, whether crowd-funding an album or commisioned to write a film soundtrack or her songs used as TV themes. Emily has an RTS award for the theme to BBC's BAFTA winning 'Wallander' and an Ivor Novello award for 'Pause', which became the theme to BBC's 'The Shadow Line'. Her latest album, 'Sweet Kind of Blue', was recorded in Memphis, Tennessee, at Sam Phillips Recording Service, produced by Matt Ross-Spang (Margo Price / Jason Isbell / Mary Chapin Carpenter) and features some of Memphis' finest session musicians (who have recorded with Neil Young / Al Green / Booker T & The MG's / Cat Power...) It's received amazing reviews: 'the arrangements are exquisite and the clear love [Barker] has for this music brings its own integrity' The Times ★★★★ 'country-soul with luminous warmth' Mojo ★★★★ 'finally sets out her true claim for stardom' Q ★★★★ 'the sweltering funk of Sunrise and the title track sound like lost Muscle Shoals gems' UNCUT 8/10 'a truly towering achievement' RnR ★★★★★

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Feat Billy Walton Band

on Tue, 11 Jul 2017 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

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Alden Patterson & Dashwood + The Georgia Shackleton Trio

on Tue, 11 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ------------------------------------------------------ New Roots presents.... Alden Patterson & Dashwood + The Georgia Shackleton Trio Taking inspiration from the twin pillars of American bluegrass and English folk, ALDEN, PATTERSON & DASHWOOD weave rich harmonies with fiddle, dobro and mandolin around a combination of finely crafted original compositions and traditional songs. The trio features members of much respected Norwich folk bands Murphy's Lore, Woodland Creatures and Dumbfoundus. 'It's lovely stuff' Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show 2016 ★★★★★ fRoots 'Might be the best debut CD of the year!' ★★★★ Songlines 'Obviously something of enormous promise' ★★★★ R2 'Talented and poetic triumvirate' https://aldenpattersonanddashwood.com/ Formed in 2015, THE GEORGIA SHACKLETON TRIO are an exciting new act touring The UK and Europe, playing a blend of Americana, contemporary bluegrass, folk and self-penned material instrumentally influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions. Recently the band have performed main stage slots at Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Towersey Folk Festival, and Folk East, as well as performing throughout Broadstairs Folk Week amongst others. '★★★★' R2 magazine 'Sparky, charismatic and intensely assured' fRoots Magazine 'Hugely talented' Mike Harding 'The combined forces of the trio deliver a stylish mix of material and influences with tremendous panache' FATEA www.georgiashackletontrio.co.uk --------------------------------------------- New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves - for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. Website: www.newrootsevents.com New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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The Basement Sessions.... Amy Gillespie + Sisika + Martha Paton

on Tue, 11 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT SESSIONS at Green Note is a monthly night, filled with brilliant up-and-coming artists that you need to hear. Set in the intimate Basement space within this much-loved venue, you'll hear the best of what the UK acoustic scene has to offer! -------------------------- This month featuring.... Amy Gillespie + Sisika + Martha Paton AMY GILLESPIE Amy Gillespie is a London based musician, songwriter and producer. Originally from Devon, Gillespie moved to the Capital to pursue music full-time. In this time she has become established on the London live scene, whilst also learning the production skills that have resulted in her recent EP Seventh Wave. The EP has gained much interest and has drawn comparisons to the likes of Bon Iver, Tom Waits and Dylan himself who Amy names as by far her biggest influence. With a plethora of quality new material ready for recording and numerous London live dates ahead of her, it is looking like this is just the beginning for the talented singer-songwriter. SISIKA Georgia and Katie Duncan have been singing together for many years, more recently forming four piece band Sisika with which they have recorded their first EP. With a set including a mix of English folk songs, Bulgarian songs as well as originals they will perform as a duo for this the Green Note Basement Session. MARTHA PATON Martha Paton is a singer-songwriter currently living in London but originally hailing from Fleet in Hampshire. She's a bit folk, a bit country and a bit pop, a combination made manifest in her catchy songs and clever lyrics. Martha's most recent EP, Pulling Threads, which she recorded with Parousia Productions in Godalming, is available now on iTunes and Spotify

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Billy Walton Band

on Wed, 12 Jul 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

The only way I can describe this band is that wherever they play they create a party - with the brass section and keyboards added to Billy Walton's amazing guitar playing and the throbbing rhythm section that is William Paris on bass and Johnny D'Angelo on drums we really are in for a heck of a treat! With his guitar, Billy will shuffle off to Chicagowe'll pick up the horns in Detroit and make our way down to New Orleans for some gumbo. Hurricane Billy will then whisk you up the coast and roll the dice in AC before landing in Asbury Park. Come along for the ride! Good things have been happening to the Billy Walton Band. The band recently signed to Vizztone Records for the release of Wish For What You Want. Produced by Tony Braunagel, the award winning BMA producer and current Eric Burdon drummer, this batch of songs will certainly take the band to the next level! You could say that Bruce Springsteen is a singer songwriter fronting an old-school rock n soul band. Southside Johnny is a soul singer fronting an old-school rock n soul band. Billy Walton is the guitar hero fronting the old-school rock n soul band. The horns are the common thread. More info here: http://newjerseyrockband.com

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Billy Walton Band

on Wed, 12 Jul 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

The only way I can describe this band is that wherever they play they create a party - with the brass section and keyboards added to Billy Walton's amazing guitar playing and the throbbing rhythm section that is William Paris on bass and Johnny D'Angelo on drums we really are in for a heck of a treat! With his guitar, Billy will shuffle off to Chicagowe'll pick up the horns in Detroit and make our way down to New Orleans for some gumbo. Hurricane Billy will then whisk you up the coast and roll the dice in AC before landing in Asbury Park. Come along for the ride! Good things have been happening to the Billy Walton Band. The band recently signed to Vizztone Records for the release of Wish For What You Want. Produced by Tony Braunagel, the award winning BMA producer and current Eric Burdon drummer, this batch of songs will certainly take the band to the next level! You could say that Bruce Springsteen is a singer songwriter fronting an old-school rock n soul band. Southside Johnny is a soul singer fronting an old-school rock n soul band. Billy Walton is the guitar hero fronting the old-school rock n soul band. The horns are the common thread. More info here: http://newjerseyrockband.com

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Hannah Aldridge

on Wed, 12 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In literature and in songwriting, the American South is where writers go to face their fears. Hannah Aldridge doesn't just dip her pen into the well of the South, the Muscle Shoals native embodies it. With every song, she's facing down demons of a life once lived from substance abuse to failed relationships and scars from the lashes of the bible belt. Gold Rush is Hannah Aldridge's second album, a follow up to her 2014 debut Razor Wire. While that album launched her career, drew the attention of music writers and sent her touring across the world, Gold Rush shows a more mature and introspective artist with more life experience -- and music experience -- under her belt. The honesty Hannah Aldridge crafts into each track is off-set by her stubborn, maybe defiant, nature, which gives her music a hopeful silver lining. I start writing with 'this is how I'm feeling and I need to talk about it.' Doing that helps me sort out my own thoughts on it. My music is an introspective look at the things that happened in my life. It's me trying to sort through and put feelings into words, she said. Hannah Aldridge is the daughter of Muscle Shoals legend Walt Aldridge. An Alabama Music Hall of Famer, Walt Aldridge is a prolific and decorated songwriter of countless Number One and Top Ten hits recorded by the likes of Lou Reed, Reba McEntire, Travis Tritt, Earl Thomas Conley, Ricky Van Shelton, Ronnie Milsap, and Conway Twitty. Mixing her personal life and the sounds of her hometown, Hannah Aldridge's new album also draws in influences from across the rock genre. Working with people with one foot in country music and one foot in rock, Hannah Aldridge makes a fresh kind of Southern Rock styled by Southern Gothic storytelling. Recorded at Creative Workshop in Nashville, Hannah Aldridge worked with Muscle Shoals writers such as Mark Narramore, Tosha Hill, Matt Johnson and Brad Crisler and artists such as Andrew Combs, Ashley McBryde, Don Gallardo, Ryan Beaver, and Sadler Vaden on Gold Rush. She teamed up with Jordan Dean and M. Allen Parker, who were instrumental in working on her new album, and finally finishing by calling on her Dad, Walt Aldridge, to master the record. In total, Hannah Aldridge compiled a team of distinct talents to work with her. With their help, Hannah Aldridge has put together a progressive, creative and memorable body of work. It's about being self destructive, Aldridge said of her new album. That is the underlying tone. The album goes back to when I was younger, and after touching on that, to now. In 'Aftermath,' the very first line is: 'I was born in a crossfire.' It starts from day one.

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John Wort Hannam And Dennis Ellsworth With Kinley Dowling

on Wed, 12 Jul 2017 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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The Georgia Shackleton Trio

on Wed, 12 Jul 2017 at Ouseburn The Cumberland Arms 8:00pm

GEORGIA SHACKLETON TRIO + Support from Ben Church An excellent debut album ★★★★ R2 magazine Sparky, charismatic and intensely assured fRoots A hugely talented lass Mike Harding Featuring fiddle, mandolin and guitar, The Georgia Shackleton Trio performs a blend of Americana, folk and self-penned tunes and 'wordy songs about other people'. Whilst instrumentally influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, Georgia blends these with a distinctive regional twist from her native East Anglia. The trio sees her teaming up with guitar powerhouse Aaren Bennett and mandolin ace Nic Zuppardi. 2016 saw GST performing main stage slots at Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Towersey Folk Festival, and Folk East, as well as performing throughout Broadstairs Folk Week amongst many others. www.georgiashackletontrio.co.uk BEN CHURCH 2012 Danny Kyle Award winner Ben Church is an exciting and unique performer who has been receiving phenomenal reactions to his percussive guitar style and soaring voice. As a soloist he has performed at various venues and festivals around the UK, including the prestigious Sage Gateshead and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. A BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award semi-finalist at 17, Ben Church has since released a long awaited debut CD 'My Lot,' spotlighting his distinctive twist on traditional material as well as superb original songs and covers. www.ben-church.co.uk

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The Georgia Shackleton Trio

on Wed, 12 Jul 2017 at Ouseburn The Cumberland Arms 8:00pm

GEORGIA SHACKLETON TRIO + Support from Ben Church An excellent debut album ★★★★ R2 magazine Sparky, charismatic and intensely assured fRoots A hugely talented lass Mike Harding Featuring fiddle, mandolin and guitar, The Georgia Shackleton Trio performs a blend of Americana, folk and self-penned tunes and 'wordy songs about other people'. Whilst instrumentally influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, Georgia blends these with a distinctive regional twist from her native East Anglia. The trio sees her teaming up with guitar powerhouse Aaren Bennett and mandolin ace Nic Zuppardi. 2016 saw GST performing main stage slots at Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Towersey Folk Festival, and Folk East, as well as performing throughout Broadstairs Folk Week amongst many others. www.georgiashackletontrio.co.uk BEN CHURCH 2012 Danny Kyle Award winner Ben Church is an exciting and unique performer who has been receiving phenomenal reactions to his percussive guitar style and soaring voice. As a soloist he has performed at various venues and festivals around the UK, including the prestigious Sage Gateshead and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. A BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award semi-finalist at 17, Ben Church has since released a long awaited debut CD 'My Lot,' spotlighting his distinctive twist on traditional material as well as superb original songs and covers. www.ben-church.co.uk

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Damh The Bard At The Victoria - Swindon

on Thu, 13 Jul 2017 at Swindon Victoria 7:30pm

Damh returns for another gig at this great music venue.

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Don Gallardo And His Far West Band

on Thu, 13 Jul 2017 at East Grinstead The Dorset Arms 7:30pm

Don Gallardo is based in Nashville, and walks the line between folk, Americana and roots-rock. With a 2017 album release and four other full-length albums, a live acoustic release, and an EP under his belt, he has earned a broad audience on both sides of the Atlantic. A road warrior who frequently tours the UK. Released in 2015 by the UK based indie label Clubhouse Records, his album, Hickory, received a four-star rating from MOJO Magazine and was mentioned in Rolling Stone.

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Michele And Romeo Stodart Present.....

on Thu, 13 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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

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Michele And Romeo Stodart Present.....

on Thu, 13 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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

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The Georgia Shackleton Trio

on Thu, 13 Jul 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Singing a blend of Americana, folk and self-penned material, Georgia is a graduate of the Newcastle University Folk Music course. Accompanying herself on fiddle and influenced by British, American and Scandinavian traditions, she is joined for this auspicious York debut by guitar powerhouse Aaren Bennett and mandolin ace Nic Zuppardi.

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The Georgia Shackleton Trio

on Thu, 13 Jul 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Singing a blend of Americana, folk and self-penned material, Georgia is a graduate of the Newcastle University Folk Music course. Accompanying herself on fiddle and influenced by British, American and Scandinavian traditions, she is joined for this auspicious York debut by guitar powerhouse Aaren Bennett and mandolin ace Nic Zuppardi.

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Wonky Donk Festival

on Fri, 14 Jul 2017 at Lytchett Matravers Halls Road Farm 4:30pm

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Martin Stephenson

on Fri, 14 Jul 2017 at Chesterfield Eyre Chapel 7:30pm

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The Fobo Jug Band

on Fri, 14 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... 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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Jally Kebba Susso

on Fri, 14 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If there is one name to look out for in 2017 in African funk music it is Jally Kebba Susso and his band Manding Sabu. The kora is the traditional harp of the griot of West Africa and Jally Kebba was born and raised into 74 generations of this Gambian musical heritage. But he is not your ordinary griot. Forging a new trajectory of sound for the West African harp, Jally Kebba skilfully blends the traditional repertoire into his own heady jazz concoction that is immediately accessible and uplifting and yet filled with nuances and intoxicating rhythmical layers that give the music depth and intrigue. Raised in a household of musicians, Jally Kebba was exposed to incredible musicianship from a very early age and under the guidance of his father Bully Suso, a very well-respected kora player and his elder brothers by 13 he was touring internationally across Europe. He honed his own sound over years of experimentation on the London underground scene since 2002 when he relocated to UK. In 2007 he formed his band Manding Sabu and has since released two albums of original compositions - Banjul-London (2017) and Malaye Warr (2012) and gigged extensively. Expect an electric stage show. With ease and confidence, this band connects. Precision, speed and a merciless energy characterise their performance style making them solid crowd-pullers at festivals such as Wilderness, Shambala and Secret Garden Party. Jally Kebba will be joined by the talented Matteo Grassi and Yuval Juba Wetzler on bass & drums. The repertoire of the show will be taken from the new album Banjul- London, recorded in both his homeland of Gambia and home of choice, London. Songs are sung in Mandika and are songs of praise and love and are a timely call for togetherness and solidarity, palpable to all language speakers. If you enjoy afrobeat and funk, and need a good dance session, you'll find yourself in good company - to experience the kora as you've never seen it before.

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Martin Carthy

on Fri, 14 Jul 2017 at Chichester Assembly Room 7:00pm

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 (Topic TSCD527) was the latest. Whether in the folk clubs (which he continues to champion), on the concert stage or making TV appearances (he was the subject of the acclaimed `Originals' music documentary strand on BBC 2) - there are few roles that Martin Carthy hasn't played. He's a ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic 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 on both sides of the Atlantic, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon. In 1998 Martin was awarded an MBE for his services to English Folk Music and received the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Yorkston Thorne Khan

on Fri, 14 Jul 2017 at Guildford Boileroom 7:30pm

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John Wort Hannam

on Fri, 14 Jul 2017 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:00pm

John Wort Hannam has some tales to tell. And a damned fine way of telling 'em. As a young man back home in Alberta, his degree in native American studies took him to biggest of Canada's indigenous reserves, the Kainai Blackfoot Nation, where he became a teacher in creative writing. It was an experience that served as an inspiration when he quit the job to pursue his "little dream" of a career as a singer-songwriter. His stunning work, Man of God, is a powerful condemnation of the 1950s church-run "residential schools" for First Nation children snatched from their families in an attempt to strip them of their Indian culture -- and in which 4,000 died. Survivors called it Canada's holocaust. The magnificent song was played at the final Ottawa ceremonies of the Truth and Reconciliation committee's report into the scandal. "If I ever went back to teaching , the reserve is where I'd go - in a second," says John. But 20 years down the line - and having stacked up many awards and nominations for his beautifully-crafted albums, he still happy on the road, singing his songs about love, life and injustice. The Calgary Herald is effusive, praising his "rough-hewn" splendour .... "A voice that's as rich and ripe as any autumnal; harvest - songs caked in the muck of the earth and performances as simple as they are heartfelt and honest." John's philosophy ? "You're dead a long time so you'd better get out and try and make something beautiful."

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Chris Mayfield And Friends At No8

on Fri, 14 Jul 2017 at Launceston No 8 Cafe 8:00pm

Chris Mayfield and friends: Olly Blanchflower, Jane Pearl and Beaz, are a mind blowing blues collective with vast musical experience between them, spanning the years, and across countries and genres. Blues, bluegrass, swing, jazz - it's all there. They have played with many of the greats - all the way from Zoot Money and The Move, via Abbey Road Studios and Nashville through to Richie Hayward and JJ Cale. These guys can really play!

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Cua (irish Traditional)

on Fri, 14 Jul 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Cua are a Laois based band with members John Davidson, Shane Booth and Ros O'Meara. They like to call themselves Atlantean by which they mean, "a kind of folk and roots style, encompassing our Celtic heritage and the influences of ancient music on later genres such as Jazz, Bluegrass, Appalachian, Americana, and a touch of psychedelic folk thrown in for good measure.

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Stories Sung With The Drowsy Sleepers

on Fri, 14 Jul 2017 at Buxton The Green Man Gallery 8:00pm

This close harmony folk quartet sing some of their favourite songs, old and new. The songs are chosen because of the stories they tell: stories on the recurring themes of love, death, work and war. Join the Drowsy Sleepers to share in the tradition of storytelling through song. 8.30 to 9.30pm. Doors open at 8pm. Children get in free. Part of Buxton Festival Fringe.

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Stella Chiweshe

on Fri, 14 Jul 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Stella Chiweshe, the Mbira Queen of Zimbabwe not only introduced the combination of mbira and marimba into the modern Zimbabwe soundscape, but she is the only woman in her home country to lead her own band. Playing since the early 70's she has released more than 20 singles of Mbira music of which her first single 'Kasahwa' went gold in 1975. She was invited to become a member of the original National Dance Company of Zimbabwe, where she soon took the part of a leading Mbira Solo player, dancer and actress. Her Solo work has established her as one of the most original artists in the contemporary African scene using mbira music to share the depth and power of traditional spiritual music. From 1982 she has toured internationally, having performed in Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Congo Brazzaville, Zanzibar. Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Bulgaria, Hungary, Czech-Republic, Slovenia, Serbia, India, China, Korea, England, Ireland, France, Orkney Islands, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Austria, New Zealand, Australia, USA, Spain and Canary Islands, and in Croatia. In 2005 she won the Zimbabwe Silver Jubilee Awards (ZIMA Awards) for her 'Outstanding Contribution to the Music Industry' and 'Best Female Mbira Player'. Tune into the sound of the mbira; a sound that will immerse you in the depths of African knowledge of the spirits. Stella Chiweshe, the Mbira Queen of Zimbabwe, carries you from mourning to revolt, from suffering to spiritual prowess. " The music glides and winds its way through hills and rivers, it creates valleys and forests and leaves everyone taking stock of their self-value."The Zimbabwe Mirror "It's so very good to welcome back the purveyor of some of the finest music you'll ever hear as the Mbira Queen of Zimbabwe takes us through a journey of life, from pain to healing." The Vibe, UK

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The Buffalo Skinners Play Cafe#9

on Fri, 14 Jul 2017 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

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

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Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater

on Sat, 15 Jul 2017 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Nominated at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and celebrated by The Telegraph as one of Britain's top folk musicians Ange Hardy has grabbed the attention of the traditional folk music world by writing new material and embracing modern technologies whilst maintaining a traditional feel. Alongside a staggering list of other accolades Ange was awarded FATEA Magazine's Female Vocalist of the Year in 2013, Album of the Year in 2014 and The Tradition Award in 2015. As a solo artist Ange performs with a 27-string Salvi Harp, three different guitars, a variety of low whistles, a bodhrán drum, a tambourine, and an Indian shruti box. Combined with her innovative and subtle use of live looping to build layers up vocal harmonies she's one of the most diverse solo-artists you're likely to encounter. In 2016 Ange is touring as a duo with Lukas Drinkwater who brings double bass, backing vocals, another guitar and a bold new dynamic to the stage. She performs with a warmth that is both disarming and inspirational. Her songs of life and the countryside feel traditional, and she augments voice and guitar with very effective use of a loop pedal to add harmonies or extra instruments. It is a great feat of perfect timing. - R2 Magazine Doors open from 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater

on Sat, 15 Jul 2017 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Nominated at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and celebrated by The Telegraph as one of Britain's top folk musicians Ange Hardy has grabbed the attention of the traditional folk music world by writing new material and embracing modern technologies whilst maintaining a traditional feel. Alongside a staggering list of other accolades Ange was awarded FATEA Magazine's Female Vocalist of the Year in 2013, Album of the Year in 2014 and The Tradition Award in 2015. As a solo artist Ange performs with a 27-string Salvi Harp, three different guitars, a variety of low whistles, a bodhrán drum, a tambourine, and an Indian shruti box. Combined with her innovative and subtle use of live looping to build layers up vocal harmonies she's one of the most diverse solo-artists you're likely to encounter. In 2016 Ange is touring as a duo with Lukas Drinkwater who brings double bass, backing vocals, another guitar and a bold new dynamic to the stage. She performs with a warmth that is both disarming and inspirational. Her songs of life and the countryside feel traditional, and she augments voice and guitar with very effective use of a loop pedal to add harmonies or extra instruments. It is a great feat of perfect timing. - R2 Magazine Doors open from 7.30 for an 8pm start

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The People String Foundation - Duo

on Sat, 15 Jul 2017 at Cardiff Snails Delicatessen 7:00pm

Brave and compelling - The People's String Foundation fuse passionate theatrics with an urban gypsy sound and spellbinding performances. Led by Ben Sutcliffe (musical director for Rogue, Kneehigh and Bish Bash Bosh theatre companies) who's virtuoso violin styles have resulted in him to playing with the likes of The Levellers, The Stranglers, The Yardbirds and Gary Stringer from Reef, the collective use the drive of urban/world beats with a distinctive artisan twist.

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Serious Presents... La Mambanegra

on Sat, 15 Jul 2017 at London Omeara 7:00pm

'A mixture of furiously energetic salsa dance songs with funk or Caribbean influences, along with R&B or jazz-edged brass and keyboard lines. It's a rousing and entertaining style, which matches full-tilt vocals against tight brass lines, or salsa with hip hop.' (Guardian) Hailing from the Colombian salsa capital of Cali, La Mambanegra is a powerful Latin music orchestra with a venom made of 70s NYC Salsa and elements of Jamaican and Colombian music, funk and hip hop. Made up of some of Colombia's finest players, the band are the advance guard for the rebirth of Salsa, twisting the genre into the 21st century, their polyrhythmic, horn-heavy and thoroughly modern sound quickly earning them a devoted following across South America and beyond. Their full-throttle live shows are overflowing with the absolute commitment of each band member. In Jacobo Vélez, they have an exuberant, passionate leader for whom the music is an essential life force. 'Salsa is sweat, sex, liquour and Pielroja cigarettes,' he says. 'It's the gasoline that turns my heart on.' Hear music from their critically acclaimed new album El Callegüeso y su Mala Maña (out now on Movimientos Records) at exciting new London Bridge venue Omeara in July.

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Tim Penn

on Sat, 15 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Tim Penn is one of the most 'in demand' keyboard players on the roots, songwriter & blues scenes. Going back to the 1970s, he was a member of Dorris Henderson's Eclection and also the Kevin Coyne band alongside Andy Summers (The Police) and Gordon Smith (Described by John Peel as " The foremost white Blues guitarist in the world "). His influences range from stride and barrelhouse piano styles of the 1920s, through to the great New Orleans piano players like Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, and Dr. John. Take all this, season with a sprinkling of his original material, and the recipe is complete and ready. Tim is a firm favourite down at Nightjar where he has a monthly residency and also holds down the piano chair with the UK premier swing-blues band, The Cadillac Kings. He is joined tonight by Chris Proctor who plays guitar in Tim's own band, The Second Line.

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Betty & The Bootleggers

on Sat, 15 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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

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Hannah Aldridge

on Sat, 15 Jul 2017 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:00pm

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The Chris Bevington Organisation

on Sat, 15 Jul 2017 at Stoke on Trent Fulford Village Hall 7:30pm

In an excursion from what we normally do, A500 Music are delighted to welcome the Chris Bevington Organisation to Fulford Village Hall to play some classic blues and to help us raise some much needed funds for our adopted charity, 'The Peter Pan Centre'. Described as a 'local supergroup', Chris has assembled some of the finest musicians from our area, who's credentials include performing with Robbie Williams, Alvin Stardust, Bernie Marsden, Thea Gilmore, FM and Nearly Dan. 2016 was a great year for the band with the release of their acclaimed 2nd album 'Better start cookin', as well as them being invited to perform at some of the UK's biggest blues festivals at Cambridge, Upton and Colne. Chris and the band recently played at 'Eleven', Stoke's newest music venue, to a sold out audience of 200 people and with a growing local following, we expect tickets to sell quickly for this show. A500 Music aim to present some of the finest music in a friendly and intimate environment. We seat our audience in a cabaret style with tables and chairs and because we always hope to be near capacity, we allocate seating to our guests according to when they purchased their tickets. By inviting you to bring your own drink, we are making the evening an inexpensive as well as enjoyable experience. Drinking glasses will be available on the night and we also provide free hot drinks. For further information please visit our website www.a500music.co.uk

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Utsavan! A Celebration

on Sat, 15 Jul 2017 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:00pm

Take three local amateur music groups, mix with two leading British Asian composer/performers, add a sprinkling of young dancers and mix for eight weeks. Utsavan! Utsavan is a celebratory performance of music from the Harmonia choir, Swinton Excelsior Band and Thornton le Dale Ukeleles, with items from their own repertoire and the new music created during their project with Manasamitra, Asian Arts organisation.  A group of young dancers will complete the evening with a Bollywood-style performance. This project has been funded by Arts Council England and the Wharfedale Foundation. Tickets £4.50 (£2.50 children under 18 years).  Buy online or call 01653 696240 Doors open 7 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. performance.

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Utsavan! A Celebration

on Sat, 15 Jul 2017 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:00pm

Take three local amateur music groups, mix with two leading British Asian composer/performers, add a sprinkling of young dancers and mix for eight weeks. Utsavan! Utsavan is a celebratory performance of music from the Harmonia choir, Swinton Excelsior Band and Thornton le Dale Ukeleles, with items from their own repertoire and the new music created during their project with Manasamitra, Asian Arts organisation.  A group of young dancers will complete the evening with a Bollywood-style performance. This project has been funded by Arts Council England and the Wharfedale Foundation. Tickets £4.50 (£2.50 children under 18 years).  Buy online or call 01653 696240 Doors open 7 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. performance.

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Folk By The Oak

on Sun, 16 Jul 2017 at Hatfield House 12:00pm

Folk by the Oak is just outside London, but feels a million miles away. This one-day festival, with its 'line-up of headliners' is surrounded by the leafy green parkland of Hatfield House, where you will be immersed in music, history, ancient oaks, bunting, fun and laughter. From the intimacy of our Acorn Stage to the open air festival buzz of our Main Stage, we will bring you award-winning musicians and inspiring new talent in one memorable day. Our carefully curated stages are complemented by our lovingly hand-picked caterers and craftspeople. For our younger 'Folk by the Oakers' we have a world of creative workshops to discover onsite as well as our dedicated family friendly area. NB. Children aged 4 and under are free, and do not require a ticket. All under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is over 18 years old. Line up: Main Stage: Levellers performing Levelling the Land Live Kate Rusby Eric Bibb Show of Hands Shake the Chains The Acorn Stage: Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys Patch & the Giant Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage Kitty Macfarlane

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John Wort Hannam

on Sun, 16 Jul 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

It's a long, hard road figuratively and literally from quitting a teaching job on a southern Alberta Indigenous Reserve to building a Juno-nominated roots music career with performances at The Kennedy Centre, The Smithsonian, and Trafalgar Square, but he wouldn't trade the journey for the world. From the Canadian prairies in southern Alberta comes one of Canada's best roots songwriters, John Wort Hannam. After completing a degree in Native American Studies, John Wort Hannam taught grade 9 for six years on the largest reserve in Canada The Kainai Nation, part of the Blackfoot Confederacy. But in 2002 he quit teaching and began to pursue the dream of being a working musician. Now a prize-winning songwriter touring internationally, John Wort Hannam is known for his unique take on the simple day-to-day dramas of common folk through songs that map the landscapes of both the human heart and this vast world of ours. With a keen eye for the quirky and lyrics that create stories behind the songs, this born storyteller shares the personal and the profound. John Wort Hannam's lonesome, winsome, and then some style of acoustic roots reveals a woven textile of metaphor, phrasing, irony, and rhyme that reads with ease like well written prose. His music is a reflection of all things that John holds dear: the land, true love, underdogs, and a lust for life. He is one of the new torch-bearers of a vast songwriting tradition in the styles of John Prine, Louden Wainwright III, and Steve Earle but clearly Canadian. http://www.johnworthannam.com

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Pete Coe

on Sun, 16 Jul 2017 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Ebullient, versatile singer of traditional songs with some trenchant own-writes. A multi-tasker, squeezer, fretter and stepper.

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Eric Brace & Thomm Jutz

on Sun, 16 Jul 2017 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Eric Brace has appeared at TwickFolk a couple of times already, alongside fellow songwriter Peter Cooper. This summer however, he is bringing Thomm Jutz as part of a new duo. Except, as Eric explains: "The new duo - Eric Brace & Thomm Jutz - is not really new at all. We've recorded and toured together for several years now, with Thomm in the role as recording engineer, producer, guitarist, and harmony singer for the Eric Brace & Peter Cooper duo." Two extraordinarily talented people, Thomm and Eric have taken very distinct paths to arrive at their Nashville collaboration. Eric began his musical career in Washington D.C. where he was a journalist with the Washington Post. In Washington, he launched his acclaimed roots-rock band Last Train Home in the late '90s, touring with the group extensively across the U.S. and Europe, releasing seven albums and one concert DVD. The band moved to Nashville in 2004, where Eric met another journalist, Peter Cooper, who covered music for the Tennessean newspaper. They began a part-time duo, which soon became a nearly full-time thing, and so far they have four records to their name, all released on the label Eric founded in East Nashville, Red Beet Records. Many years back, a 13-year-old Thomm Jutz was watching TV in his family home in Germany, when Bobby Bare came on and sang his hits Detroit City and Tequila Sheila, and like a bolt from above, he knew right then that he was going to play guitar and move to Nashville. The Black Forest of Germany is not a region not known for its country, folk, and bluegrass tendencies, though it kind of makes sense once you think about it, and when Thomm moved to Nashville in 2002, his transition was seamless. He immediately became an indispensible sideman to acclaimed artists Nanci Griffith, Mary Gauthier, and Maura O'Connell. After building a studio, he has become one of the most sought after producers of acoustic music in Music City. Thomm has produced, engineered, and played on the last two Brace-Cooper albums, "The Comeback Album' and 'C&O Canal'. It's a natural progression that Thomm would become the third member of the duo, so yes, now they're a trio. Thomm's spectacular guitar playing has added a virtuosic dimension to Eric and Peter's live performances and arrangements, while his harmonies and lead singing add vocal richness to the shows. He has also joined the short list of writers such as Joseph Conrad and Vladimir Nabokov whose works in their second language of English are as evocative as anything a native speaker can conjure. To grasp the truth of that, listen to Thomm's three albums of original music about different episodes in the Civil War, titled *The 1861 Project,* volumes I, II, and III. They feature such artists as Bobby Bare (yep, they've become friends), Marty Stuart, and Kim Richey, are astonishingly evocative. Thomm is also one of the most successful songwriters in the bluegrass world, having charted four #1 bluegrass chart hits over the past year (as recorded by Shawn Camp, Irene Kelly, and Chris Jones & the Night Drivers), and has had five more compositions in the bluegrass radio top ten. Together, Eric and Thomm weave stories, songs, harmonies, and guitar playing into something very special. The lyrics are as thoughtful as those of their heroes, a list that includes John Prine, John Hartford, Kris Kristoffersen, Tom T. Hall, Paul Simon, and Townes Van Zandt. Add harmonies that bring to mind the Seldom Scene, Emmylou Harris, and the Everly Brothers, and sumptuous guitar arrangements, and you have a truly memorable evening of music.

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Eric Brace & Thomm Jutz

on Sun, 16 Jul 2017 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Eric Brace has appeared at TwickFolk a couple of times already, alongside fellow songwriter Peter Cooper. This summer however, he is bringing Thomm Jutz as part of a new duo. Except, as Eric explains: "The new duo - Eric Brace & Thomm Jutz - is not really new at all. We've recorded and toured together for several years now, with Thomm in the role as recording engineer, producer, guitarist, and harmony singer for the Eric Brace & Peter Cooper duo." Two extraordinarily talented people, Thomm and Eric have taken very distinct paths to arrive at their Nashville collaboration. Eric began his musical career in Washington D.C. where he was a journalist with the Washington Post. In Washington, he launched his acclaimed roots-rock band Last Train Home in the late '90s, touring with the group extensively across the U.S. and Europe, releasing seven albums and one concert DVD. The band moved to Nashville in 2004, where Eric met another journalist, Peter Cooper, who covered music for the Tennessean newspaper. They began a part-time duo, which soon became a nearly full-time thing, and so far they have four records to their name, all released on the label Eric founded in East Nashville, Red Beet Records. Many years back, a 13-year-old Thomm Jutz was watching TV in his family home in Germany, when Bobby Bare came on and sang his hits Detroit City and Tequila Sheila, and like a bolt from above, he knew right then that he was going to play guitar and move to Nashville. The Black Forest of Germany is not a region not known for its country, folk, and bluegrass tendencies, though it kind of makes sense once you think about it, and when Thomm moved to Nashville in 2002, his transition was seamless. He immediately became an indispensible sideman to acclaimed artists Nanci Griffith, Mary Gauthier, and Maura O'Connell. After building a studio, he has become one of the most sought after producers of acoustic music in Music City. Thomm has produced, engineered, and played on the last two Brace-Cooper albums, "The Comeback Album' and 'C&O Canal'. It's a natural progression that Thomm would become the third member of the duo, so yes, now they're a trio. Thomm's spectacular guitar playing has added a virtuosic dimension to Eric and Peter's live performances and arrangements, while his harmonies and lead singing add vocal richness to the shows. He has also joined the short list of writers such as Joseph Conrad and Vladimir Nabokov whose works in their second language of English are as evocative as anything a native speaker can conjure. To grasp the truth of that, listen to Thomm's three albums of original music about different episodes in the Civil War, titled *The 1861 Project,* volumes I, II, and III. They feature such artists as Bobby Bare (yep, they've become friends), Marty Stuart, and Kim Richey, are astonishingly evocative. Thomm is also one of the most successful songwriters in the bluegrass world, having charted four #1 bluegrass chart hits over the past year (as recorded by Shawn Camp, Irene Kelly, and Chris Jones & the Night Drivers), and has had five more compositions in the bluegrass radio top ten. Together, Eric and Thomm weave stories, songs, harmonies, and guitar playing into something very special. The lyrics are as thoughtful as those of their heroes, a list that includes John Prine, John Hartford, Kris Kristoffersen, Tom T. Hall, Paul Simon, and Townes Van Zandt. Add harmonies that bring to mind the Seldom Scene, Emmylou Harris, and the Everly Brothers, and sumptuous guitar arrangements, and you have a truly memorable evening of music.

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Green Note & Blue Monday Present... Girls To The Front

on Sun, 16 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 5:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 5.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 6.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ---------------------------------------------------- Green Note and Blue Monday present GIRLS TO THE FRONT. A night celebrating women in music by bringing the finest crop of rising female music artists to the forefront. Back by popular demand and after three sold-out evenings, MIRI and RoseRed bring you a fourth instalment of artists who are currently making waves in the London music scene. Expect a eclectic musical feast of alternative folk, acoustic soul and Frantic Art-Pop to whet your appetite and stir your soul. Featuring.... PLAYING HOUSE Hot on the heels of their last release, London art-pop three-piece Playing House return with their brand new EP, 'Jocelyn', released on Soft Belly Records on April 7th. Frantic Art-Pop "A potent introduction, sonically and graphically" - The 405 "Perfect pop nugget...concise, fragrant and deliciously endearing" - Clash Magazine "Alt-pop trio subvert the bubblegum tendencies" - Louder Than War "Introducing my new favourite band" - Tom Robinson, BBC Introducing "British alt-pop with twitching fragility and freneticism" - Northern Transmissions (CAN) "Playing House deliver a perfect pop package" - 17 Seconds "Playful, intelligent new wave with barely a throw away line" - Peanut Butter Jelly www.playinghouse.co.uk DANNI NICHOLLS From a young age, Danni Nicholls was soaking up American folk, country and rock n roll music from her Grandmother's record collection in her small home town of Bedford, UK. When she inherited her Uncle Heathcliff's 1963 Burns London Shortscale Jazz guitar (rumoured to have belonged to Billy Fury!) aged 16, all those influences came pouring back out in the form of her own original material and has been flowing ever since. Danni met bassist/producer Chris Donohue (The Civil Wars, Elvis Costello, Robert Plant) in London in 2011 through a mutual friend whilst Chris was in the UK playing bass with Emmylou Harris as one of her Red Dirt Boys. The pair have now made two critically acclaimed albums together with some of Nashville's finest musicians featuring on the tracks. Debut 'A Little Redemption' was released July 2013 and Americana Music Association 'UK Album of the Year' nominated 'Mockingbird Lane' was self-released in October 2015. Credits on the albums include the legendary Al Perkins on Dobro (Bob Dylan, Gram Parsons, The Rolling Stones) Steve Fishell on Pedal Steel (Willie Nelson, Linda Ronstadt) and Will Kimbrough (Jimmy Buffett, John Prine) My time in Music City working with these great, great musicians was a hugely inspirational and surreal experience. It forced me to raise my game and push my boundaries. I've come away with two albums which I'm immensely proud of Armed with her trusty, 'weathered and worn' Tanglewood parlour guitar, Danni has been touring relentlessly far and wide, honing her craft and wooing audiences. A vibrant, spell-binding performer, she has been invited to support many artists such as Sturgill Simpson, Shakin' Stevens, Todd Snider, Jolie Holland, Kim Richey, Jim Lauderdale, Angus and Julia Stone, Bobby Bare Jr, Mark Olsen, Nell Bryden, Tift Merrit and Diana Jones. With performances guaranteed to melt your heart into the soles of your cowboy boots, her passionate delivery, captivating velvet voice and charmingly engaging between-song banter compel you to fall under her spell. I absolutely love the beauty and elegance of her music - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2! Smoky soul, folk-pop and heart-wrenching alt-country, all in a rich voice - Q Magazine! Sumptuousa warm wry line in confessional songwriting - UNCUT! One in a million - Maverick Music Magazine www.danninicholls.com LUCAS & KING Lucas & King write songs of simplicity and depth that pull influence from classic genres of music, from Country to 60's Pop. They create a freshness and relevance to familiar sounds. They champion 'The song' above all which you can hear in the melodic intricacies and the Honesty of the lyrics. No frills; Unassuming, subtle and sincere. www.lucasandking.com/ SHERIKA SHERARD Prepare to be challenged and positively moved as you experience the infectious creativity of Sherika Sherard. With a voice like velvet to deliver her positive outlook on life, this Singer-Songwriter never fails to warm and the hearts of Listeners. Last year British Soul Singer Seal surprised Sherika with a visit while she was busking on the Southbank, they performed two duets and Seal went on to invite her to open for 2 of his shows on his worldwide tour. This year Sherika's music was also chosen by Spike Lee himself to feature on his spin-off Netflix Series of She's Gotta Have it to be released at the end of the year. Sherika Sherard is a clear example of how the music industry has changed, with a strong connection to her fans and regularly performing and interacting with new ones, she has become a personality people can relate to and want to support. Sherika says "People say I remind them of Tracy Chapman but I feel that's mainly for obvious reasons..." She laughs, " I've always loved Marvin Gaye, the way he sings while really connecting with every lyric AND reflecting on the current times in some of his songs... like Nina Simone (another influence) said, it is your duty as an Artist" Sherika is definitely an artist to keep your eye on, known for her charming stage presence she never fails to capture her audience. www.sherikasherard.com ROSERED AND THE BUTTERFLIES RoseRed And The Butterflies, aka Lydia Nicolaides is a prolific singer/songwriter from north London Enfield. She pens catchy lyrics and silver-tongued melodies that tell stories in a refreshing and original way. With a mixture of realism, fun, quirkiness and sadness, RoseRed's music can move effortlessly from lightness into dark, and her style crosses a variety of genres, from Folk to Rock; from Country to Reggae. 'Imagine Mary Poppins on acid' playing the guitar and dancing like a pixie. RoseRed released her eagerly awaited debut album 'Just A Glimmer' in 2010 an album which she wrote, recorded, produced and funded herself, in-between several years of playing the London gig circuit and which got voted and won the Fatea Magazine debut album of the year 2010 Award. She has had two of her songs feature in two British Independent Films 'Jesus Versus The Messiah' and 'Chinese Burns'. She has just released her second album New Age Drifter. www.roseredmusic.com MIRI Described as the love child of Sting and Edith Piaf, British singer-songwriter MIRI blends heart and grit, distilled through a smooth, melodic pop filter. MIRI's latest release Sound Vibrations is her third EP, blending distinctive soft, smoky and gritty tones with thought provoking heartfelt lyrics; pop songs that speak fluent indie. 'Electric Vibes' has received BBC 6 Radio airplay with Tom Robinson and on Radio DIVA with Heather Peace & Rosie Wilby whilst 'The Plight' was played by John Kennedy on Radio X. Three of MIRI's songs are featured in the film Fear Of Water which screened at the International Women's Film Festival in LA and has been broadcast on TV in the UK. Her track 'Broken City' taken from the film received radio airplay on BBC London. MIRI co-promotes and co-hosts monthly live music night "Blue Monday" at The Boogaloo in London now in its 7th year and collaborating with award winning music venue Green Note on sold out female artist focused events called "Girls To The Front. Performing regularly around the UK & Europe MIRI has gained a reputation for her eclectic gigs and stage presence. Past live shows include 100 Club for The Official Bob Marley Birthday Celebration, Safe Gigs For Women at The Tooting Tram & Social, Bush Hall supporting Laura Veirs and upstairs at Ronnie Scott's. Her European travels have led her to perform at L Fest Del Mar in Spain, Sofar Sounds in Amsterdam as well as Berlin, Ireland and Bergen. Behind the scenes, MIRI works with the charity School Ground Sounds which provide additional opportunities for young people to enhance their musical education. She has been a guest mentor for Wired4Music's drop in for young people aspiring to have a career in music and is on the FAC's (Featured Artist Coalition) BEAT Board. www.miriofficial.com

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Green Note & Blue Monday Present... Girls To The Front

on Sun, 16 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 5:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 5.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 6.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ---------------------------------------------------- Green Note and Blue Monday present GIRLS TO THE FRONT. A night celebrating women in music by bringing the finest crop of rising female music artists to the forefront. Back by popular demand and after three sold-out evenings, MIRI and RoseRed bring you a fourth instalment of artists who are currently making waves in the London music scene. Expect a eclectic musical feast of alternative folk, acoustic soul and Frantic Art-Pop to whet your appetite and stir your soul. Featuring.... PLAYING HOUSE Hot on the heels of their last release, London art-pop three-piece Playing House return with their brand new EP, 'Jocelyn', released on Soft Belly Records on April 7th. Frantic Art-Pop "A potent introduction, sonically and graphically" - The 405 "Perfect pop nugget...concise, fragrant and deliciously endearing" - Clash Magazine "Alt-pop trio subvert the bubblegum tendencies" - Louder Than War "Introducing my new favourite band" - Tom Robinson, BBC Introducing "British alt-pop with twitching fragility and freneticism" - Northern Transmissions (CAN) "Playing House deliver a perfect pop package" - 17 Seconds "Playful, intelligent new wave with barely a throw away line" - Peanut Butter Jelly www.playinghouse.co.uk DANNI NICHOLLS From a young age, Danni Nicholls was soaking up American folk, country and rock n roll music from her Grandmother's record collection in her small home town of Bedford, UK. When she inherited her Uncle Heathcliff's 1963 Burns London Shortscale Jazz guitar (rumoured to have belonged to Billy Fury!) aged 16, all those influences came pouring back out in the form of her own original material and has been flowing ever since. Danni met bassist/producer Chris Donohue (The Civil Wars, Elvis Costello, Robert Plant) in London in 2011 through a mutual friend whilst Chris was in the UK playing bass with Emmylou Harris as one of her Red Dirt Boys. The pair have now made two critically acclaimed albums together with some of Nashville's finest musicians featuring on the tracks. Debut 'A Little Redemption' was released July 2013 and Americana Music Association 'UK Album of the Year' nominated 'Mockingbird Lane' was self-released in October 2015. Credits on the albums include the legendary Al Perkins on Dobro (Bob Dylan, Gram Parsons, The Rolling Stones) Steve Fishell on Pedal Steel (Willie Nelson, Linda Ronstadt) and Will Kimbrough (Jimmy Buffett, John Prine) My time in Music City working with these great, great musicians was a hugely inspirational and surreal experience. It forced me to raise my game and push my boundaries. I've come away with two albums which I'm immensely proud of Armed with her trusty, 'weathered and worn' Tanglewood parlour guitar, Danni has been touring relentlessly far and wide, honing her craft and wooing audiences. A vibrant, spell-binding performer, she has been invited to support many artists such as Sturgill Simpson, Shakin' Stevens, Todd Snider, Jolie Holland, Kim Richey, Jim Lauderdale, Angus and Julia Stone, Bobby Bare Jr, Mark Olsen, Nell Bryden, Tift Merrit and Diana Jones. With performances guaranteed to melt your heart into the soles of your cowboy boots, her passionate delivery, captivating velvet voice and charmingly engaging between-song banter compel you to fall under her spell. I absolutely love the beauty and elegance of her music - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2! Smoky soul, folk-pop and heart-wrenching alt-country, all in a rich voice - Q Magazine! Sumptuousa warm wry line in confessional songwriting - UNCUT! One in a million - Maverick Music Magazine www.danninicholls.com LUCAS & KING Lucas & King write songs of simplicity and depth that pull influence from classic genres of music, from Country to 60's Pop. They create a freshness and relevance to familiar sounds. They champion 'The song' above all which you can hear in the melodic intricacies and the Honesty of the lyrics. No frills; Unassuming, subtle and sincere. www.lucasandking.com/ SHERIKA SHERARD Prepare to be challenged and positively moved as you experience the infectious creativity of Sherika Sherard. With a voice like velvet to deliver her positive outlook on life, this Singer-Songwriter never fails to warm and the hearts of Listeners. Last year British Soul Singer Seal surprised Sherika with a visit while she was busking on the Southbank, they performed two duets and Seal went on to invite her to open for 2 of his shows on his worldwide tour. This year Sherika's music was also chosen by Spike Lee himself to feature on his spin-off Netflix Series of She's Gotta Have it to be released at the end of the year. Sherika Sherard is a clear example of how the music industry has changed, with a strong connection to her fans and regularly performing and interacting with new ones, she has become a personality people can relate to and want to support. Sherika says "People say I remind them of Tracy Chapman but I feel that's mainly for obvious reasons..." She laughs, " I've always loved Marvin Gaye, the way he sings while really connecting with every lyric AND reflecting on the current times in some of his songs... like Nina Simone (another influence) said, it is your duty as an Artist" Sherika is definitely an artist to keep your eye on, known for her charming stage presence she never fails to capture her audience. www.sherikasherard.com ROSERED AND THE BUTTERFLIES RoseRed And The Butterflies, aka Lydia Nicolaides is a prolific singer/songwriter from north London Enfield. She pens catchy lyrics and silver-tongued melodies that tell stories in a refreshing and original way. With a mixture of realism, fun, quirkiness and sadness, RoseRed's music can move effortlessly from lightness into dark, and her style crosses a variety of genres, from Folk to Rock; from Country to Reggae. 'Imagine Mary Poppins on acid' playing the guitar and dancing like a pixie. RoseRed released her eagerly awaited debut album 'Just A Glimmer' in 2010 an album which she wrote, recorded, produced and funded herself, in-between several years of playing the London gig circuit and which got voted and won the Fatea Magazine debut album of the year 2010 Award. She has had two of her songs feature in two British Independent Films 'Jesus Versus The Messiah' and 'Chinese Burns'. She has just released her second album New Age Drifter. www.roseredmusic.com MIRI Described as the love child of Sting and Edith Piaf, British singer-songwriter MIRI blends heart and grit, distilled through a smooth, melodic pop filter. MIRI's latest release Sound Vibrations is her third EP, blending distinctive soft, smoky and gritty tones with thought provoking heartfelt lyrics; pop songs that speak fluent indie. 'Electric Vibes' has received BBC 6 Radio airplay with Tom Robinson and on Radio DIVA with Heather Peace & Rosie Wilby whilst 'The Plight' was played by John Kennedy on Radio X. Three of MIRI's songs are featured in the film Fear Of Water which screened at the International Women's Film Festival in LA and has been broadcast on TV in the UK. Her track 'Broken City' taken from the film received radio airplay on BBC London. MIRI co-promotes and co-hosts monthly live music night "Blue Monday" at The Boogaloo in London now in its 7th year and collaborating with award winning music venue Green Note on sold out female artist focused events called "Girls To The Front. Performing regularly around the UK & Europe MIRI has gained a reputation for her eclectic gigs and stage presence. Past live shows include 100 Club for The Official Bob Marley Birthday Celebration, Safe Gigs For Women at The Tooting Tram & Social, Bush Hall supporting Laura Veirs and upstairs at Ronnie Scott's. Her European travels have led her to perform at L Fest Del Mar in Spain, Sofar Sounds in Amsterdam as well as Berlin, Ireland and Bergen. Behind the scenes, MIRI works with the charity School Ground Sounds which provide additional opportunities for young people to enhance their musical education. She has been a guest mentor for Wired4Music's drop in for young people aspiring to have a career in music and is on the FAC's (Featured Artist Coalition) BEAT Board. www.miriofficial.com

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Cabruêra From North East Brazil

on Sun, 16 Jul 2017 at London Nell's Jazz and Blues 7:00pm

Cabruêra "Firmly rooted in the region's rhythmic traditions, Cabruêra rock the Brazilian house with Ryhthm'n'Blues feel, Hip Hop attitude and House and Techno dance rage." - Tagesspiegel, Berlin "A full blend of rock, funk, jazz, rap, reggae - you name it, they absorb and regurgitate it in a exhilarating, whipped-up, eclectic mix of all possible worlds. Great musical colors and imaginative production make for an up-beat, quasi-psychedelic experience." - World Music Charts Europe This band as much a cultural study of Brazil's underground as a funky soundtrack for the world to groove to" - Rock Paper Scissors "The coolest underground group in that wonderful crazy country" - popmatters.com Cabruêra band was formed in 1998 by four musicians of the city of Campina Grande, Paraíba, and its main characteristic mix of influences and quotes from the popular north- eastern songbook with urban-contemporary musical trends. The band members all come from a town in north-eastern Brazil, and was formed by Arthur Person (voice, guitar and melodica), Pablo Ramires (drums and percussion), Leo Marino (guitars) and Edy Gonzaga (bass). The quartet also features appearances by John Henry (trumpet) and Rodrigo (trombone).

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Gabrielle Papillon Plays Cafe#9

on Sun, 16 Jul 2017 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

Hailed as one of finest new songwriters in Canada, (Tom Power, CBC) singer-songwriter Gabrielle Papillon sings stories real and imagined. Words, melancholy melodies, and lush harmonies are her currency. We're REALLY happy to have Gabrielle return to Cafe#9 and thrilled to announce that our very own super talented songstress Rhiannon will be playing support for this event.

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Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner

on Mon, 17 Jul 2017 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

Lynne Heraud and Pat Turner have both served long apprenticeships on the shop-floor of folk music.   Between them they play guitar, recorder, English concertina and are not in the least averse to dressing up or dancing when a song requires it.  They both agree that their voices are their most important instruments. Their resulting style is a unique blend of song,harmony, and a humour which takes in everything from high tragedy to ingenious smut in glorious vocal harmony!" They have a lot of fun on stage which they share with the audience.

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The Panic Brothers

on Mon, 17 Jul 2017 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

terrace cred. presents: They're back! True legends of the scene (though, what scene was that, exactly?) They looked like the Everly Brothers. They even sang rather like The Everly Brothers. But, they're Brits, so what you got was wit with a satirical edge and songs like 'My Sony Walkman Just Walked Out On Me...'. Reg Meuross and Rich Morton are about to hit the road on their 30th Anniversary, a limited run of dates. They chose The Greys Brighton to play the first date on their 2014 reunion tour (Were you there? Phill Jupitus insisted, as a one off at The Greys, on opening for them as Porky the Poet!) And now the Panic Brothers have asked to play here again on the exact date of their first gig! Their close harmonies helped kickstart a true British appreciation of country music (with NBC coverage!) and, in the late 80's, they could be seen on TV on shows like Friday Night Live . The Panic Brothers were all over festival stages such as the Edinburgh Festival, Sidmouth, Glastonbury and the Southbank Last Night Of The GLC. Individually, they've followed successful solo careers - Rich in musical stand up and Reg, highly respected in the political folk scene, with gentle / sharp political edges, played a fab Greys gig in 2015. Reg also served time accompanying Hank Wangford across the country on the never ending Village Halls tour (now Andy 'Brad Breath' Roberts sits tall in that saddle). One Panic brothers coup is pretty dashed good - to secure a second coming is beyond rational belief... Don't miss 'em! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Panic-Brothers www.facebook.com/terracecred

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Ben Moss And Kim Lowings

on Mon, 17 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

Ben started playing for morris dancing around the age of 10, and he has been performing folk music in some form ever since. As a solo performer, Ben plays self-penned songs and tunes as well as searching for lesser known traditional repertoire, mostly from England. Accompanying himself on violin and melodeon his aim is to explore the potential depth of sound available to the soloist. Through the addition of foot percussion and diddling Ben brings real variety to his solo performances. His passion for singing sessions and the joining together of voices of all kinds also informs his style and his fondness for involving his audiences as much as possible in his shows. Inspired by the folk tradition, Kim Lowings performs songs with a contemporary twist. Her live shows are an energetic blend of original compositions and traditional songs. "British folk music continues to remain in very good hands" Folk Radio UK

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Jim Lauderdale

on Tue, 18 Jul 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Jim Lauderdale is both a "songwriter's songwriter," who's written/co-written many modern classics for iconic artists, as well as an intuitive sideman, who's enhanced the music of a bevy of esteemed musicians. As a solo artist, since 1986 up until now, he's created a body work spanning 28 albums of imaginative roots music, encompassing country, bluegrass, soul, R&B and rock, as well as helping pave the way for the current Americana movement. Jim has written songs and worked with some of the finest artists in traditional and modern music, including Robert Hunter, Ralph Stanley, Elvis Costello, George Strait, Buddy Miller, Lucinda Williams, John Oates, Solomon Burke, Lee Ann Womack, Old Crow Medicine Show, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Blake Shelton, the Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, and Gary Allan among many, many others. He also co-hosts a weekly radio show on SiriusXM with Buddy Miller, "The Buddy & Jim Show"

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Emily Mae Winters + Kirsty Merryn + Kitty Macfarlane

on Tue, 18 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Estival... a folk music celebration of summer, featuring Emily Mae Winters + Kirsty Merryn + Kitty Macfarlane EMILY MAE WINTERS' haunting folk songs are quickly permeating the folk and song writing scene. Influenced by the likes of Nancy Kerr, The Unthanks, Kate Rusby, Gillian Welch, Sarah Jarosz and Alison Krauss, Emily teamed up with BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Ben Walker to produce her first commercial EP release 'Foreign Waters' which was received with critical acclaim. Her self-penned track 'Anchor' from the release won the folk category in the Guardian Songwriting Competition. The tracks have received extensive national and international folk and Americana radio play including support from the BBC RADIO 2 Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe. After spending the last year opening for top UK folk acts including Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker, Philip Henry and Hannah Martin, Adam Holmes and the Embers, Jim Moray and Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage and performing a well-received club tent set at the Cambridge Folk Festival, Emily is just about to release her debut album. Building on the substantial success of her first EP, Foreign Waters, released in July 2016, her debut album 'Siren Serenade' will be released in April 2017. The record is being co- produced by BBC Radio 2 Folk award winner Ben Walker (musical partner to Josienne Clarke) and Lauren Deakin- Davies (Laura Marling). KIRSTY MERRYN is a London-based singer-songwriter whose music is heavily anchored in the folk tradition, with influence from her background in jazz and classical music. Kirsty has become a regular on London's folk scene, delighting the crowds with her delicately introspective piano based songs and sophisticated musical style, which are balanced beautifully by an intimate and finely observational lyrical content. In 2015 Kirsty joined award-winning singer-songwriter Jack Harris on the main stage at Shrewsbury Folk Festival. In 2015 after being discovered by Steve Knightley from Show of Hands she received national airplay on BBC Radio 6 Music and in 2016 opened the main stage at Sidmouth Folk Week for headliners Show of Hands. Kirsty is currently working on her debut album, a collection of stories about inspirational women, with funding from the English Folk Dance and Song Society, and produced by award-winning Gerry Diver (Sam Lee, Lisa Knapp, The Speech Project), which will be released in 2017. The album will also feature the talents of award-winning musicians Steve Knightley and Luke Jackson. KITTY MCFARLANE is a Somerset-based singer and songwriter. Her lyrics combine honest snapshots of everyday humanity with the bigger questions that have connected minds and voices for centuries. Kitty's songs are charged with a sense of place more often than not her home of Somerset. Mankind's transactions with the planet, whether those of small French fishing communities, or colossal nuclear power stations, work their way into her songs, alongside a deep interest in shared human experience. As well as the release of her debut EP Tide & Time, the last year or so has taken Kitty on national support tours with Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, and Blair Dunlop. Tide & Time received outstanding reviews and national airplay on the BBC Radio 2 folk show as well as other regional BBC radio shows across the UK, and features Sam Kelly (co-producer), Jamie Francis, Lukas Drinkwater, Ciaran Algar and others. Kitty was a BBC Young Folk Award semi-finalist in 2015.

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New Cross Inn Presents : Bob Wayne

on Wed, 19 Jul 2017 at London New Cross Inn 7:00pm

BOB WAYNE - Rock & Outlaw Country from Seattle/Nashville Info - http://www.newcrossinn.com/event/new-cross-inn-presents-bob-wayne/ After a long hard run, down the roads across this land. Bob Wayne gathered up some outlaws, and they formed themselves a band. Now every day is different, every player every show. Will you see a bearded lady? Unless you go, you'll never know. So come one, yeah, come all. When this ho down comes around. Who know's, you could be an outlaw too! Lettin' out that carnie sound. http://www.bobwayne.org/ https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialBobWayne Doors - 7PM Tix - £7 ADV More acts and times TBC

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Merlyn Driver

on Wed, 19 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Folklore presents... Merlyn Driver - EP Launch MERLYN DRIVER is a musician and singer from Orkney - a small group of islands in the north of Scotland. Trained inethnomusicology, Merlyn makes music that reflects his exposure to Celtic folk as well as his passion for nature and different musical traditions from around the world.

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Emma Ballantine

on Wed, 19 Jul 2017 at Epping St. John the Baptist Church 6:45pm

Featured by Q Magazine and tipped by Glamour as 'One to Watch in 2016', Emma Ballantine is rapidly gaining recognition for powerful songwriting and a 'shapeshifting vocal gift' (Gigslutz). A finalist in the UK Unsigned Songwriter of the Year competition, her music has been played by BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music and BBC Introducing, and she has been described by Resonance FM as 'a unique voice among modern songwriters'. Emma has toured around the UK and Germany, playing at festivals including Glastonbury, Sidmouth Folk Week and Home Farm Festival. Originally from Salisbury and now based in London, she has played some of the capital's best known venues, such as The Bedford, Century Club and The Barfly. Emma's latest EP, Tourist, reached no. 15 in the iTunes Alternative chart, and she is currently working on a project called Somebody's Story, creating a new record based on songs sent to her by other people. Supporting Emma and getting our show off to a traditional and authentic start is the superb and highly respected Steve Turner. Steve has been setting the highest folk music standards for years now and will give our evening an amazing contrast to the contemporary style of Emma Ballantine. Safe to say, you're going to love what he brings to Epping...

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Ranagri + Steve Dagleish

on Thu, 20 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ------------------------------------------------------ New Roots presents.... Ranagri + Steve Dagleish Consisting of flutes, Irish whistles, electric harp, bodhran, guitar, bouzouki and voices, RANAGRI fuse celtic folk music with quality contemporary songwriting, enhanced by virtuosic instrumentals, vibrant rhythms and haunting melodies, all interlaced with vivid storytelling. Signed to Grammy Award Winning Record Label 'Stockfisch' , in 2014 the band released the highly acclaimed album 'Fort of the Hare'. They have also published a book 'Song Folk Art' through Robinswood Press with an accompanying traditional folk album. Live highlights In 2015/16 included performances at Cambridge, Gate, Southwell, Wath, Stourbridge and Purbeck Folk Festivals, Birmingham Symphony Hall and Folk on the Quay. Consolidationg their love for world music the band have also collaborated with leading Indian Musicians at The Bhavan Centre,London the largest Indian Music Cultural Centre outside India. 'Echoes of Pentangle, Jethro Tull and new Celtic folk sounds - cemented by strong contemporary song-writing'. Carl Corcoran, RTE Lyric FM 'How often do you hear a sound that's completely new, which has great energy and immediately makes you want to dance? I'll be following Ranagri around, I hope they don't mind... ' Katie Derham, BBC Radio 3 www.ranagri.com Inspired by the craftsmanship of songwriters Neil Young, John Martyn & Nick Drake, STEVE DAGLEISH performs original songs interspersed with interpretations of 'trad' and modern songs at folk clubs and festivals across Britain - recent highlights have seen him play to a packed Bush Hall. Steve's debut album 'Only Losers Write on Bridges' received extensive UK airplay, including support from 6 Music's Tom Robinson, and saw him record live sessions for Bob Fischer's superb BBC Tees radio show and many more across the country. Steve spent most of 2016 touring and writing a second album of original songs. 'Yours for Eternity' was launched in October 2016 and shortlisted for 'Best Album by a Male Artist' in the highly respected 'FolkWords' 2016 review of the year. The essential 'man with guitar' album will never go out of style, it's just that some do it so much better than others. To hear how it should be done listen to 'Yours for Eternity' from Steve Dagleish. - Tim Carroll - 'FolkWords' "Utterly lovely, like an angrier Nick Drake" - Bob Fischer BBC Tees stevedagleish.com/ --------------------------------------------- New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves - for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. Website: www.newrootsevents.com New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Maggie Holland

on Thu, 20 Jul 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

With a pedigree including Hot Vultures, the English Country Blues Band, Tiger Moth and latterly The Broonzies (with Jez Lowe and Chris Parkinson), Maggie has been involved in folk music for many years. A highly-regarded if occasional songwriter (including the classic A Place Called England), she also sings a range of traditional and modern covers and accompanies on guitar or banjo. She was last here in 2006, which is far too long ago!

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Maggie Holland

on Thu, 20 Jul 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

With a pedigree including Hot Vultures, the English Country Blues Band, Tiger Moth and latterly The Broonzies (with Jez Lowe and Chris Parkinson), Maggie has been involved in folk music for many years. A highly-regarded if occasional songwriter (including the classic A Place Called England), she also sings a range of traditional and modern covers and accompanies on guitar or banjo. She was last here in 2006, which is far too long ago!

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London Klezmer Quartet

on Thu, 20 Jul 2017 at London Cafe Barcelona 7:00pm

The London Klezmer Quartet is a dynamic group of performers whose deep understanding of Klezmer, the celebratory and soulful music of Eastern European Jews, is reflected in exuberant, passionate and accomplished performances that captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The group plays old and new traditional material guaranteed to move audiences from toe-tapping to tears and back again in moments. Tapas, wines and cocktails on the night. Doors 7pm. Music starts 8.30pm.

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Crh Music Presents Joey Landreth

on Thu, 20 Jul 2017 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:30pm

Joey Landreth first gained prominence with his kith and kin in The Bros. Landreth, described by BBC's Bob Harris as Absolutely brilliant. The youngest brother, Joey, has been a guitarist since he was big enough to hold an instrument and as an itinerant side man in his teens and early twenties he grew up on the road, playing music across genres from gospel to country and developing a playing style that leaves people gawping in open mouthed disbelief. With the rare ability to be at both vulnerable and open, yet seriously blow audiences away with his musical proficiency, great things are promised.

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David Eagle & Matthew Crampton Are Muddling Through

on Thu, 20 Jul 2017 at London The Horseshoe 7:00pm

David Eagle & Matthew Crampton are MUDDLING THROUGH A desperate evening of singalong, music hall and 'humour' 7.30pm, Thursday 20 July (doors 7.00pm) The Horseshoe Pub, 24 Clerkenwell Close, London EC1R 0AG It's the combo they dreaded - Eagle's musical dexterity, tangled with Crampton's compulsion for filth. Expect dubious medleys, tasteless mash-ups and rancid repartee. And you will have to sing. Never mind the critics, this is what their friends say: Dear God, tell me this isn't happening Michael Hughes Every so often, an act comes along which enthrals audiences and changes the face of music. This is not such an act. Nancy Kerr Check your diary. Be anywhere but there Paul Sartin David Eagle of The Young'uns and Matthew Crampton of Human Cargo formed this dodgy duo backstage while touring the critically-acclaimed, and very serious, show The Transports. Now you too can endure the magic. Please don't encourage them Sean Cooney And yes, there's more. You can also catch Muddling Through at FolkEast Festival, 18-20 August, Suffolk. http://www.folkeast.co.uk/ More info at matthewcrampton.com

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Jez Lowe @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club

on Thu, 20 Jul 2017 at Ellesmere Port The Whitby Club 7:30pm

Folk Concert in Oak Room. 7-45pm start Jez is one of the finest singer songwriters in the country bringing the traditions of his Geordie heritage to life with humour and beautiful songs. www.hungryhorseacoustic.com

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Folksville Presents... David Hershaw & Sandie Forbes (and Guests!)

on Thu, 20 Jul 2017 at Edinburgh The Voodoo Rooms 7:30pm

Edinburgh's favourite music club comes to the Voodoo Rooms for the first time to showcase the talents of David Hershaw & Sandie Forbes (with band), Hamish Hawk and Alex Maxwell. Folksville: www.facebook.com/folksville David Hershaw and Sandie Forbes: www.facebook.com/davidhershawandsandieforbes Hamish Hawk: www.facebook.com/hamishjameshawk Alex Maxwell: www.facebook.com/alexmaxwellartist

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A Big Weekend Of Folk

on Fri, 21 Jul 2017 at Sevenoaks St. Bartholomew's Church, Otford 6:30pm

Friday evening DOORS OPEN 6.30PM BOB FOX / LOUISE JORDAN / RED, GREEN & BLUE Venue: St Bartholomew's Church The Green Otford Sevenoaks Kent TN14 5PD Saturday, all day DOORS OPEN 2PM HOME SERVICE / DLM / na-mara / NAOMI BEDFORD / JOHN FORRESTER / GEMMA KHAWAJA / MIKE REINSTEIN / HOPE IN HIGH WATER Venue: St Edith Hall High Street Kemsing Sevenoaks Kent TN15 6NA Sunday, afternoon DOORS OPEN 1.30PM THE CURST SONS / RUSSELL JOSLIN / HANNAH SCOTT Venue: Memorial Hall 28A High Street Otford Sevenoaks TN14 5PQ For full details of listings, venues and times, visit our website at www.stedithfolk.co.uk NOTE: THE TICKET PRICE COVERS ALL THREE DAYS OF THE EVENT

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The Salts

on Fri, 21 Jul 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

The Salts are a co-operative of seasoned musicians, creating what is fast becoming one of the most exciting and energetic folk concepts of recent times. Individually The Salts, fronted by twice BBC Young Folk Finalist Lee Collinson-James, have circumnavigated the Commonwealth with tours of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, Singapore and Hong Kong. http://thesalts.co.uk

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Rab Noakes In Concert

on Fri, 21 Jul 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

www.rabnoakes.com Legendary Scots Singer Songwriter

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Platform 1 + Support

on Fri, 21 Jul 2017 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

Will, Josh and Martha are Platform 1. Based in Carmarthenshire the band have been gigging extensively in and around Wales, Gloucestershire and the Bristol area building up an extensive fan-base. Playing smaller venues allows the band to interact and tell the story behind their songs. The band have been playing together for 4 years and define their sound as modern melodic folk with some electric and bass thrown in !! Martha's lyrics are based on everyday life experiences - she sais "I find it a good way to deal with the stress of events! But increasingly we are working together on new songs and different themes are emerging." You can listen to Platform 1 and find out a bit more about them at their website http://platform-one.weebly.com

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Platform 1 + Support

on Fri, 21 Jul 2017 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

Will, Josh and Martha are Platform 1. Based in Carmarthenshire the band have been gigging extensively in and around Wales, Gloucestershire and the Bristol area building up an extensive fan-base. Playing smaller venues allows the band to interact and tell the story behind their songs. The band have been playing together for 4 years and define their sound as modern melodic folk with some electric and bass thrown in !! Martha's lyrics are based on everyday life experiences - she sais "I find it a good way to deal with the stress of events! But increasingly we are working together on new songs and different themes are emerging." You can listen to Platform 1 and find out a bit more about them at their website http://platform-one.weebly.com

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Hamilton Loomis

on Fri, 21 Jul 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Born and raised in Galveston, Texas, Loomis is the son of musician parents who listened to blues, rock and soul. Music ran in his veins and, with instruments readily available around the house, he picked up drums, piano, guitar and harmonica, honing his multi-instrumental talent in addition to performing regularly as part of his family's doo-wop group. A protégé of Bo Diddley, Loomis met the icon backstage at the age of 16 at Houston's famed venue Rockefeller's. Before the night was over, Loomis was onstage playing guitar with the legend. Diddley quickly became friend, mentor, collaborator and supporter, appearing on two of Loomis' albums and presenting a cherished red guitar that he still plays. Loomis and crew shine on stage proving his music is best experienced in person, where one can see and hear its intended splendor. Described by Blues Blast Magazine as a non-stop turbo of power, one minute moving from side to side of the stage, and then taking on his horn player in a head-cutting contest on the apron of the stage the next minute. Loomis' energetic, get-in-withthe-crowd antics are infectious. The swaying and clapping are just as he envisioned. Being comfortable on stage is something that comes completely natural to me, he says. I feel joy when I play music and it literally moves me. It moves my body. I learned long ago that whenever music is coming from you, from deep inside your soul and from the right place, people will feel that on a deeper level and might not even know what's going on inside of themselves. I enjoy engaging the crowd and feel a show should be an interactive experience.

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Hannah Aldridge

on Fri, 21 Jul 2017 at Bedford Gordon Arms Ents Shed 8:00pm

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Hannah White

on Fri, 21 Jul 2017 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

3 brilliant acts grace our stage for 'Comfy & Acoustic' Details soon

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Savoy Family Cajun Band

on Fri, 21 Jul 2017 at London Cecil Sharp House 8:00pm

A rare chance to hear the very best in traditional Cajun music. The Savoy family, from Eunice Louisiana, are the undisputed First Family of Cajun music, and have performed in prestigious venues across the world Each is a master musician, with award winning bands of their own. But together, as a family, they provide a very special experience that gets to the heart of the Cajun French tradition. For listeners, they provide superb musicianship, intricate accordion, soulful fiddle and vocals. For dancers, they provide driving rhythms that say get up, move, have fun. But this is is not just a rare chance to hear superb musicians in action. It is a chance to experience a living tradition. And a tradition that believes you should let the good times roll.

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Moscow Drug Club

on Fri, 21 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A curious musical place where certain elements of 1930's Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, Nuevo Tango & Gypsy Campfire meet, have a few to drink and stagger arm in arm into the darkness of some eastern European cobbled street on a mission to find the bar where Django Reinhardt & Tom Waits are having an after hours jam with the local Tziganes. Combining their original material with songs by the likes of Jaques Brel, Leornard Cohen, Tom Waits & Bertolt Brecht, Moscow Drug Club provide an intoxicating & intimate musical experience. You are cordially invited to share a wry smile with us as you enter the darkly comic world of Moscow Drug Club.....this way please & mind the stairs!

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'folk Rapper' Pete Morton

on Fri, 21 Jul 2017 at Brixham Theatre 7:30pm

'Folk Rapper' Pete Morton , supported by Kadia Pete Morton is a songwriter, singer and 'folk rapper' with a wealth of great songs and stage presence. He sings from the heart, delivering songs telling compelling stories and speaking of the human condition in a totally original style and his stage shows are good humoured, intense and dynamic. He also includes traditional folk songs, performed with all the power that these dramatic tales demand. "a man not shy of ripping up the folk rulebook and using it for confetti." - The Morning Star "Pete is everything we want our singer-songwriters to be. Fiercely creative, proudly independent, skilful talented, and terminally unpredictable" - MOJO Magazine. Kadia, a three piece band from Dorset, perform a mix of traditional and original contemporary folk songs, combining cello, fingerstyle guitar, and mandolin, with three part harmony to create rich and uplifting music interspersed with history and storytelling. As well as many folk festivals, they have supported national acts such as Jim Moray, Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention), Jackie Oates, The Willows, and Ninebarrow.

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David Broad

on Fri, 21 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... David's playing is seeped in the tradition of American folk and blues guitar, from the rags of Blind Blake and Reverend Gary Davis, to the delta blues of Robert Johnson and Charley Patton. He is also an accomplished harmonica player in the country blues tradition of Sonny Boy Williamson I and Sonny Terry. His involvement with the Lindy Hop scene nudged him in the direction of early jazz and swing, but the standards Louis Armstrong may have sung still posses a rural quality. He cut his teeth playing in country and folk bands and will still play the odd bluegrass number if the feeling takes him. His reworking of traditional songs breathes new life into well worn standards and his original compositions the give a nod to the rootsy side of Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Townes Van Zandt.

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Flamenco Express @ The Red Hedgehog

on Fri, 21 Jul 2017 at London The Red Hedgehog 7:30pm

Another new dynamite flamenco cocktail from the inexhaustible talent-pool of Flamenco Express. Powerhouse dancer Alejandro Molinero returns by deamd, this time partnered by La Nati Vallecas - a poet of the streets and true High Priestess of Flamenco. All plus 'sizzling soloist' La Joaquina, and guitar maestro Chris Clavo. La Nati commands total attention from her audience, who submit with pleasure. Born and bred in the Barrio Madrileño de Vallecas of Madrid, hers is a full-blooded voice of street. Her annual visit to Britain is a rarity not to be missed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWFkgbIAAMo Alejandro Molinero A dancer of fiery physicality and imagination who has won competitions for choreography for Flamenco & Spanish Classical dance at Real Conservatorio; and residencies with Ballet National de Espaňa, Compania de Javier Latorre y Shoj Kojima, Compania de Jean Albert Cartier - 'Europa Dance'. Guest soloist for Compania de Carmen Canteroand Javier Latorre's production 'Amores de Solana'. Partner with Concha Jareňo in Casa Patas in Madrid, and guest choreogragher and teacher for Teal Conservatorio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvs2Vt24bBQ La Joaquina Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. Recent Collaborations 'Spaces in Between' 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco. Principle soloist 'Splinter In The Flesh' with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron "Leading the dancers, La Joaquina, tiny, urgent and intense, explored a vast emotional vocabulary, and juxtaposed vulnerability and tenderness with violence and aggression. Her feet rattle off tempestuous beats, her sinewy arms snake angrily and her taut body is totally driven by her feelings. Wild and untameable, there is certainly no empty prettiness in her dance. - Emma Manning. The Stage Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen and studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. " Staffordshire Post. Reviews "Unlike some of the splashy and slightly pretentious star-name shows at the Sadler's festival flamenco last month, this performance is totally direct; it's immediate, involving and completely beguiling." Exeunt Magazine This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina Time Out Forget the sterile, regimented flamenco so often served up to tourists: this was the real thing, and to say that it packed a punch is an understatement South Wales Evening Post Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores. - Dance Europe An unforgettable evening. - Anglo Spanish Journal

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Flamenco Express @ The Red Hedgehog

on Fri, 21 Jul 2017 at London The Red Hedgehog 7:30pm

Another new dynamite flamenco cocktail from the inexhaustible talent-pool of Flamenco Express. Powerhouse dancer Alejandro Molinero returns by deamd, this time partnered by La Nati Vallecas - a poet of the streets and true High Priestess of Flamenco. All plus 'sizzling soloist' La Joaquina, and guitar maestro Chris Clavo. La Nati commands total attention from her audience, who submit with pleasure. Born and bred in the Barrio Madrileño de Vallecas of Madrid, hers is a full-blooded voice of street. Her annual visit to Britain is a rarity not to be missed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWFkgbIAAMo Alejandro Molinero A dancer of fiery physicality and imagination who has won competitions for choreography for Flamenco & Spanish Classical dance at Real Conservatorio; and residencies with Ballet National de Espaňa, Compania de Javier Latorre y Shoj Kojima, Compania de Jean Albert Cartier - 'Europa Dance'. Guest soloist for Compania de Carmen Canteroand Javier Latorre's production 'Amores de Solana'. Partner with Concha Jareňo in Casa Patas in Madrid, and guest choreogragher and teacher for Teal Conservatorio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvs2Vt24bBQ La Joaquina Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. Recent Collaborations 'Spaces in Between' 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco. Principle soloist 'Splinter In The Flesh' with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron "Leading the dancers, La Joaquina, tiny, urgent and intense, explored a vast emotional vocabulary, and juxtaposed vulnerability and tenderness with violence and aggression. Her feet rattle off tempestuous beats, her sinewy arms snake angrily and her taut body is totally driven by her feelings. Wild and untameable, there is certainly no empty prettiness in her dance. - Emma Manning. The Stage Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen and studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. " Staffordshire Post. Reviews "Unlike some of the splashy and slightly pretentious star-name shows at the Sadler's festival flamenco last month, this performance is totally direct; it's immediate, involving and completely beguiling." Exeunt Magazine This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina Time Out Forget the sterile, regimented flamenco so often served up to tourists: this was the real thing, and to say that it packed a punch is an understatement South Wales Evening Post Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores. - Dance Europe An unforgettable evening. - Anglo Spanish Journal

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Moor Music Trio @ Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 22 Jul 2017 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards 7:30pm

Now you might think that an evening of music isn't your cup of tea, but the variety that this traditional trio packs into a performance will undoubtedly change your mind! Mark Bazeley, playing melodeon and concertina. and Jason Rice playing accordion, have been absorbing the unique Dartmoor style of playing since childhood, when they listened to and learned from their respective grandfathers, Bob Cann and Jack Rice. Rob Murch, who plays 5-sting banjo, also learnt at a young age, and has since become one of the finest exponents of his once popular but now rarely-heard style. Their concert performance includes traditional Dartmoor tunes as well as tunes from further afield, all played in their unique Dartmoor style. As well as music, they'll throw in the odd song, banjo solos that have to be seen to be believed, and also some Dartmoor Step Dancing, danced on a fifteen-inch square board! They may also be joined by the fourth member of the team, Sailor Jan, a century-old dancing jig doll, who always steals the show. This is genuine cream of Devon, and promises a really special evening.

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Royal Traditions - Dan Plews

on Sat, 22 Jul 2017 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7:00pm

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

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Martin Stephenson

on Sat, 22 Jul 2017 at Corbridge Parish Hall 7:30pm

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Dancing Hare

on Sat, 22 Jul 2017 at Glastonbury Assembly Rooms 7:30pm

DANCING HARE will play an evening of songs for you from 8.00 to 10.30 pm from their three albums, all written by the trio members. (doors open 7.30) Bar, refreshments. Pagan, druidic, historic, mythical, songs of the seasons and places. We are a mixture of vocals, guitars, string, woodwind and other instruments. Songs are about sacred places, nature, spiritual paths and celebration of historic places and the many connecting pagan branches and beliefs. Music from our three albums will also be available to purchase at reduced price for ticket holders.

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Lucy Orme & Guests

on Sat, 22 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Lucy Orme & guests..... a trio performing numbers reminiscent of the golden era of jazz, covering uptempo dance hall tunes from the 1920's to the 1950's in addition to some well known ballads. Many musical influences are at play apart from the great icons like Irvin Berlin and Billie Holiday attention is given to the lesser known such as Fletcher Henderson. As a vocalist Lucy has performed with The Silver Ghosts at reputable venues around town including The Royal Albert Hall, Ronnie Scotts and The 100 club as well as special swing dance nights across London. Music-News.Com has reviewed Lucy describing her as "enchanting vocals effortlessly transporting the audience back to the glory days of Rogers & Astaire". Pianist Rick Simpson leads his own band and performs with many others and ensembles. Rick regularly performs at loads of well known jazz venues and larger venues such as the Royal Festival Hall. In 2008, he won a Yamaha Scholarship prize for Outstanding Jazz Musicians. A recording of his band was put on the front cover of Jazzwise Magazine. He has recently released ' Semi Wogan' his debut album.. Well known outstanding double bass player Lance Rose needs little introduction to those familiar with the London Jazz scene. His residencies include The Great Northern Railway Tavern in North London and The Canonbury Islingon.

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Tony Furtado At Meltham, Huddersfield

on Sat, 22 Jul 2017 at Meltham Community Hub 7:30pm

California-born Tony Furtado is a stunning live performer who's been hailed as a genius on banjo and slide guitar. At 19 he won the prestigious National Banjo Championships in Winfield, Kansas and has performed and recorded with folk and bluegrass greats including Alison Krauss and Jerry Douglas. Tony has toured worldwide since the 1990s, playing his captivating brand of Americana and acoustic roots. He will be joined by accomplished singer-songwriter Stephanie Schneiderman, who will also perform a short opening set. This rare visit to the UK will also be a CD release tour for Tony Furtado's latest recording "Cider House Sessions" also featuring special guest Stephanie Schneiderman. Doors 7:30pm, concert from 8pm. There will be a licensed bar. More info: tonyfurtado.com truenorthpromotions.co.uk The Carlile Institute in Meltham near Huddersfield is a beautiful Victorian building with an attractive 1st-floor concert room. This community owned venue is the perfect setting for intimate concerts. There is full accessibility with a modern lift as well as the original grand staircase, and a free car park directly behind the venue as well as good public transport links.

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John Murry & His Band

on Sat, 22 Jul 2017 at Guildford St Mary's Church 7:30pm

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Maridadi Meltdown

on Sat, 22 Jul 2017 at Canterbury The Westgate Hall 6:30pm

Music and Dance with a global feel Afternoon singing and drumming workshop 3 - 4 pm Children free for evening concert and Ceilidh 7 pm

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Maridadi Meltdown

on Sat, 22 Jul 2017 at Canterbury The Westgate Hall 6:30pm

Music and Dance with a global feel Afternoon singing and drumming workshop 3 - 4 pm Children free for evening concert and Ceilidh 7 pm

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Mark Harrison Band

on Sun, 23 Jul 2017 at London The Sound Lounge 7:00pm

MARK HARRISON 'one of the British Isles' great blues singers and guitarists . totally and absolutely original' (Mike Harding) 'wonderful rootsy blues .. innovative' (Jazz FM) 'singular lyrics an original take on song writing' (Blues in Britain) 'rich and charming songs . gasp-inducing virtuosity . superb ideas' (The Blues Magazine) 'Mark Harrison has been creating something of a stir . bringing a modern outlook to a traditional style, he is building a loyal and wide fan base.' (Blues Matters) 'while all the songs feel as though they could be rooted in the past they are contemporary and spark of truth' (Music News) 'With his gifted finger-picking and slide guitar techniques, Harrison has developed a distinctive style, supported by a group of versatile musicians' (R2 magazine) 'songs that are as unique as they are original' (bluesblues) Mark Harrison has established a reputation for making a unique kind of all-original music, based on the style of the early blues and folk/blues artists, with a modern twist. His highly individual music, with its memorable tunes, striking lyrics and strong and compelling rhythms, is attracting a fan base.. His songs will move you, make you think, make you smile, tapping into the timeless quality of 'old' music to produce something new and relevant to today. Mark is a rhythmic, finger-picker and slide player, with a very distinctive style. His band consists of some of the UK's top roots musicians, and with them he has recently released his fifth album, Turpentine. It has been unanimously praised by influential and knowledgeable figures across a wide range of areas of the music world, receiving a very great deal of airplay and highly enthusiastic reviews. http://www.markharrisonrootsmusic.com/

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Stefanos Tsourelis Trio

on Sun, 23 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Introducing this exciting new world jazz trio project led by Greek born London based guitar and oud virtuoso Stefanos Tsourelis with Stefanos Tsourelis guitar, oud, compositions, Eric Ford drums, percussion, Dave Jones bass. Some words from their review on live performance in London Jazz News from the gig at Bull's Head Barnes Feb 11th 2017 simple chords suddenly awoken by incredibly fast runs in unison with the bass- one of the amazing variety of timbres in the trio .. one of Tsourelis' heroes is John McLaughlin (and his 80s/90s trios with Trilok Gurtu) and you could hear a strong influence. ..... Eric Ford's sensitive cymbal work was complex, tiny beats scattered between the strokes of the cowbell, often following the rhythm of the melodies... the full drum sound allowed guitar and bass to play in unison without the sense of anything missing . There were time signatures to keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the gig, here 6/8, then 7/8 - Tsourelis studied Greek lute, and its rhythms, in Greece before being introduced to the oud by his teacher. There was a wonderful sense of the trio grooving together very intuitively .. The gorgeous chord melody head and Metheny-esque solo lulled us, the repeated phrases recurring like waves.. moody and minor, with fast, rising, almost flamenco riffs caught in the net of the spacey chords .. Spancil Hill, an Irish tune, was the only one not written by Tsourelis, and the sweet melody nestled among oriental trills. Dave Jones' solo was beautifully melodic as well as percussive ..

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Hatful Of Rain

on Sun, 23 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- HATFUL OF RAIN: British folk without the stiff upper lip! Hatful of Rain are a contemporary folk group mixing British and American styles. They combine powerful songwriting with musical flare, using a single microphone approach to create an intimate and engaging atmosphere to their live performances. New traditional EP 'Climb The Air' as played on BBC Radio2 folk show with Mark Radcliffe out now! "The combination of mandolin, banjo, bass and fiddle is nigh on perfect" - Spiral Earth. "Songs that will make you dance and songs that will make you cry - get a chance to see them perform live" - FATEA "Hauntingly beautifulI love it - Bob Harris, Radio 2. "The most melodic roots music you are likely to hear anywhere" - Americanrootsuk.com "Let-yourself-go, full-throttle foot-tapping music" - The living tradition "Styles change, combine and merge into one.... feels intimately old-fashioned" - Folk Radio UK Hatful of Rain are: James Shenton - Fiddle, Piano, Whistle Chloe Overton - Vocal, Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo Phil Jones - Double Bass, Banjo, Vocal Fred Gregory - Guitar, Mandolin, Vocal

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Singaround (originally Scheduled As A Singers' Night)

on Sun, 23 Jul 2017 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

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

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The Mississippi Swamp Dogs Present "a Night In The Deep South"

on Sun, 23 Jul 2017 at London Ronnie Scott's 6:30pm

"A Night in the Deep South" A riotous celebration of the rich musical heritage of New Orleans and the Deep South. A fabulous mix of Blues, Gospel, Soul, Funk, Rhumba, Jazz and Cajun songs. Experience some amazing covers of hits from artists like BB King, Alan Toussaint, Dr John, Professor Longhair and Fats Domino. Check out our promo videos here https://www.youtube.com/user/lordbonington/videos

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The Mississippi Swamp Dogs Present "a Night In The Deep South"

on Sun, 23 Jul 2017 at London Ronnie Scott's 6:30pm

"A Night in the Deep South" A riotous celebration of the rich musical heritage of New Orleans and the Deep South. A fabulous mix of Blues, Gospel, Soul, Funk, Rhumba, Jazz and Cajun songs. Experience some amazing covers of hits from artists like BB King, Alan Toussaint, Dr John, Professor Longhair and Fats Domino. Check out our promo videos here https://www.youtube.com/user/lordbonington/videos

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Louise Jordan - 'no Petticoats Here!'

on Sun, 23 Jul 2017 at Alderholt St James Church 6:30pm

Louise Jordan performs her songs that recount the heroic but forgotten accounts of women at the front line during the First World War. St James' Church, Alderholt, SP6 3DN Sunday 23rd July 2017 Doors and bar from 6.30 pm, concert at 7 pm

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Louise Jordan - 'no Petticoats Here!'

on Sun, 23 Jul 2017 at Alderholt St James Church 6:30pm

Louise Jordan performs her songs that recount the heroic but forgotten accounts of women at the front line during the First World War. St James' Church, Alderholt, SP6 3DN Sunday 23rd July 2017 Doors and bar from 6.30 pm, concert at 7 pm

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Crh Music Presents Joey Landreth

on Sun, 23 Jul 2017 at Bristol The Golden Lion 7:30pm

Joey Landreth first gained prominence with his kith and kin in The Bros. Landreth, described by BBC's Bob Harris as Absolutely brilliant. The youngest brother, Joey, has been a guitarist since he was big enough to hold an instrument and as an itinerant side man in his teens and early twenties he grew up on the road, playing music across genres from gospel to country and developing a playing style that leaves people gawping in open mouthed disbelief. With the rare ability to be at both vulnerable and open, yet seriously blow audiences away with his musical proficiency, great things are promised.

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Michelle And Bonz

on Mon, 24 Jul 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Michelle And Bonz

on Mon, 24 Jul 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Tony Furtado Cd Release For "cider House Sessions" W/ Special Guest Stephanie Schneiderman

on Mon, 24 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tony Furtado, the acclaimed and award-winning singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, is an acknowledged master of many different styles and sounds. Relix Magazine put it best when writing of Tony's music, True talent doesn't need categories. From bluegrass to blues, from folk to rock, from banjo to slide guitar, the music of Tony Furtado knows no boundaries. His versatility and wide-ranging imagination are on full, vivid display on Cider House Sessions - Live at Reverend Nat's, Tony's highly anticipated live acoustic release that draws from all phases and periods of his career. The idea for recording a live album has been with Tony for a while now. For years I've wanted to have an album in my catalog, he says, that has the feel and ease of a show played in my living room with a few friends I love to share tunes and songs with, surrounded by more friends who just want to hear us play and laugh, lights dimmed, and a few 3,000 gallon tanks of cider brewing behind me! The cuts on Cider House Sessions - Live at Reverend Nat's are taken from a series of six performances at Reverend Nat's Hard Cider, a cider brewery and taproom in his hometown of Portland, Oregon. I wanted a live album for my own label, YousayFurtado Records, Tony continues, a CD that grabs some songs from my earlier, more bluegrass albums, so I could incorporate the banjo a little more, as well as from the newer songs, which have more of an Americana, singer- songwriter feel. I was after a more stripped-down sound. The follow-up to The Bellwinner of both the Album of the Year and Acoustic Rock Album of the Year awards in 2015 from the Indie Acoustic Project AwardsCider House Sessions taps into a three-decade-deep reservoir of original and traditional songs and tunes from Tony's extensive discography. Performed in an intimate setting before a rapt audience, the thirteen cuts on Cider House Sessions provide a rich and soulful sonic overview of Tony's musical journey to date. It's a superb album from a fearless musician, an Americana master hailed as a major musical force by David Lindley. Tony was joined on Cider House Sessions by a stellar group of musicians and frequent collaborators, including his old friend and partner in Sugarbeat, renowned mandolinist Matt Flinner (Phillips, Grier and Flinner, the Modern Mandolin Quartet); fiddler Luke Price (a two- time National Old-Time Fiddling Grand Champion); and Rob Burger (Tin Hat Trio, Iron and Wine, John Zorn, Bill Frisell Band) on accordion. Exceptional vocalist Stephanie Schneiderman (Swan Sovereign, Dirty Martini) contributes gorgeous harmonies throughout.

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Crh Music Presents Sam Outlaw And Band

on Mon, 24 Jul 2017 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

Sam Outlaw burst onto the scene with his Ry Cooder produced debut album, Angelino, which had critics battling to find new superlatives to describe a perfect piece of twenty first century California country rock. Having friends in high places may help, but his follow up, Tenderheart, proves beyond doubt that Sam Outlaw's extraordinary talent is all his own. Vividly portraying a dark streak in the State of eternal sunshine, the record is a tour de force and confirms the opinion made by the LA times that he's a contender to be the biggest country star L.A. has produced since Dwight Yoakam. Here with his full band, this promises to be an unmissable show.

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Anderson-strickland With Sarah Church & Josh Reese

on Mon, 24 Jul 2017 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes 7:30pm

Gerald Anderson and Spencer Strickland, master instrument-makers and players from Southwest Virginia, team up on guitar and mandolin to deliver some searing licks and soulful vocal harmonies.

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An Evening With Joey Landreth

on Mon, 24 Jul 2017 at Ashington The White House Unique Social Club 7:00pm

An evening with award winning Canadian singer/songwriter Joey Landreth

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Ft. Matt Woosey Band + Xander And The Peace Pirates

on Tue, 25 Jul 2017 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

100 Club TUESDAY BLUES presents MATT WOOSEY BAND + XANDER AND THE PEACE PIRATES + HARRY HORNSEY and ALFIE BERNARDI www.solidentertainments.com

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Fleadh Extravaganza -ulster Fleadh 2017 (feat. Fr. Martin O'hagan & Irish Choir....glórthaí Uladh )

on Tue, 25 Jul 2017 at Bangor St. Columbanus' College 6:45pm

The very reverend Fr. Martin O'Hagan from the world famous ensemble The Priests has just confirmed his participation at this year's FLEADH EXTRAVAGANZA concert during Fleadh Uladh 2017! Father O'Hagan has been singing since he attended St MacNissi's College, Garron Tower, County Antrim in the 1970s and with The Priests, he helped release their first album in 2008 setting a Guinness World Record for the fastest-selling classical debut album of all time, surpassing classical stars like Luciano Pavarotti and Katherine Jenkins. It is therefore a great honour to have such a distinguished and respected vocalist perform and support this year's Ulster Fleadh in Bangor, Co Down. Joining Fr. Martin at the concert will be various local Irish traditional music and dance groups AND the highly acclaimed Irish Choir, Glórthaí Uladh, directed by the legendary Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde. Glórthaí Uladh is a combination of three choirs from Belfast, Derry and Donegal, directed by award-winning sean-nós singer Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde. Steeped in the tradition of Gaelic song, Doimnic composes and arranges a range of songs for the singers and musicians to perform. These include his own compositions set of ancient Gaelic poetry, alongside other well-known airs. Glórthaí Úladh regularly performs at concerts, events and festivals, offering a stunning sound of melody, harmony and musical accompaniment. To date, the choir has performed at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, on tour to Wales and France, and more recently at the TG4 25th anniversary concert and BBC 2's Ceiliuradh Féíle Padraig. In addition to this amazing choral ensemble the evening will also showcase the best of Irish traditional music, song and dance with many local school choirs and music/dance groups in attendance. Tea & biscuits are also included in the admission fee so please bring all your family and friends along to what will undoubtedly be a true Fleadh Extravaganza experience!

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Tony Furtado / Benji Kirkpatrick

on Tue, 25 Jul 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 8:00pm

We are very happy to welcome the incredible Tony Furtado & Benji Kirkpatrick to the Harrison. Tony Furtado is a major musical force without a doubt. He has his black-belt in voice and bottleneck guitar and his banjo playing scares the crap out of me. David Lindley, musical adventurer Very few musicians of any stripe so personify a musical genre as completely as Tony Furtado embodies Americana roots music. Tony is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and baritone ukulele who mixes and matches sounds and styles with the flair of a master chef (he's also an accomplished sculptor, but that's another story). All of the music of America is in Tony's music. Relix hit the nail on the head when writing of Tony: True talent doesn't need categories. A native of Pleasanton, California, who now makes his home in Portland, Oregon, Tony Furtado took up the banjo at age 12, inspired by the Beverly Hillbillies TV show and a sixth grade music report. He first attracted national attention in 1987, when he won the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship in Winfield, Kansas. Not long after that, Tony opted for the life of a full-time professional musician, joining Laurie Lewis & Grant Street. A second victory at Winfield, in 1991, bookended his years with Grant Street. In 1990, Tony signed a recording deal with Rounder Records, one of the country's preeminent independent record companies. Beginning with Swamped in 1990, he recorded six critically acclaimed albums for the label, collaborating with such master musicians as Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Tim O'Brien, Stuart Duncan, Kelly Joe Phelps and Mike Marshall. During this period, Tony also performed and recorded with the band Sugarbeat and the Rounder Banjo Extravaganza with Tony Trischka and Tom Adams. Beginning in the late 1990sinfluenced by such musical heroes as Ry Cooder, David Lindley and Taj MahalTony added slide guitar, singing and songwriting to his musical toolbox and began leading his own band. He is a tireless road musician who performs in a dizzying variety of formats: solo, in a duo or trio or with his full five-person band. He especially values the opportunities he has had to tour with such legendary musicians as Gregg Allman and with such esteemed slide guitarists as David Lindley, Derek Trucks and Sonny Landreth. Tony has performed throughout the world at top venues and appeared at such prestigious music festivals as the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Jazz Aspen, Kerrville Folk Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Sisters Folk Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival and countless others. I love playing live, he says. All my energy is focused on the love of playing music and rolling with the moment. It's a give and take from the audience to the stage, and back. And the music that is created is something that otherwise might not occur without that flow. Benji Kirkpatrick is a musician who picks his way up and down the frets of the guitar, bouzouki, mandolin and banjo, and a singer and songwriter. He is a member of folk big band Bellowhead, heavy hitting folk trio Faustus and has recently formed a duo with singer Janie Mitchell. Of his solo albums, 'Boomerang' (released 2008) saw Benji take a step away from traditional folk and featured only original material, receiving much critical acclaim as well as radio play. However, his most recent studio release will feature the songs of his first musical icon, Jimi Hendrix 'Hendrix Songs' will be released in September 2015 alongside a national tour. This album and tour is just the start of Benji's re-engagement as a solo artist and sees him realise his own ideas and concepts with renewed vigour. He has worked extensively with Seth Lakeman, being a member of his band for three years and featured on his long players 'Hearts and Minds', 'Freedom Fields' and 'Kitty Jay'. Benji has also toured and recorded with Maddy Prior (the voice of Steeleye Span) and with the Oysterband, amongst others.

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Whiskeydick (usa)

on Tue, 25 Jul 2017 at Bournemouth The Anvil 7:30pm

Acoustic heavy metal honky tonk

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Hamilton Loomis

on Wed, 26 Jul 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Hamilton Loomis is the complete package - great vocals, wonderful guitar and fabulous harmonica all wrapped up in his great songs. If blues, soul, and rock can be said to form a triangle, you'll find Hamilton Loomis right in the center of it, says Guitar Player Magazine. An apt description, as he is one of the young artists at the forefront of bringing blues based American music into the 21st century and redefining it for a contemporary audience. Spanning youth and tradition, he bridges the gap between generations of music-lovers both in the U.S. and around the world. We are thrilled to have him back after a break last year, it's been too long! More info here: http://www.hamiltonloomis.com

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Hamilton Loomis

on Wed, 26 Jul 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Hamilton Loomis is the complete package - great vocals, wonderful guitar and fabulous harmonica all wrapped up in his great songs. If blues, soul, and rock can be said to form a triangle, you'll find Hamilton Loomis right in the center of it, says Guitar Player Magazine. An apt description, as he is one of the young artists at the forefront of bringing blues based American music into the 21st century and redefining it for a contemporary audience. Spanning youth and tradition, he bridges the gap between generations of music-lovers both in the U.S. and around the world. We are thrilled to have him back after a break last year, it's been too long! More info here: http://www.hamiltonloomis.com

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High Plains Jamboree

on Wed, 26 Jul 2017 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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Robbie Mcintosh

on Wed, 26 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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

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Chris Mills

on Wed, 26 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It's been 17 years since CHRIS MILLS released his first EP, Chris Mills Plays And Sings. That record's plainspoken title laid out the disarmingly simple tone for his career; the development of his craft since then has resulted in sharper songwriting, more musical ornamentation, and tours with the likes of Andrew Bird and Califone. More recently, with the album ALEXANDRIA - the Brooklyn-based troubadour's sixth studio album. The opening track Wild Places opens with Mills singing, simply, I have wandered in the wild places/ and I've brought a message back for you; that sentiment sets the tone for expansive, exploratory songwriting - heartfelt words set to indelible melodies. A trenchant troubadourhis scorched, yearning voice is a memorable instrument, landing somewhere between the Replacements' Paul Westerberg and proto-punk folkie Jonathan Richman. The Chicago Tribune One of music's hidden gems, a versatile player with a sturdy, soul-weathered voice wrinkled by life's ebbs and flowsheartfelt songwriting and no-frills rock and Americana Cleveland Plain Dealer ------------------------------------ Formerly of the Americana duo The HaveNots - Cooking Vinyl Records. SOPHIA MARSHALL's gloriously sad ballads and strong sultry vocal performances reach out across genres to break any listener's heart, whilst her more upbeat numbers will put smiles on faces and set toes tapping. She has even been known to reinterpret the occasional old HaveNots song. Sophia swoops and soars a la Stevie Nicks while tearing at the guts of the song in an awesome vocal performance Americana-uk.com Marshall's larynx is somewhere between Emmylou Harris and Hope Sandoval. Heartening stuff. Uncut Magazine

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Live At Emmanuel: Beth Nielsen Chapman

on Wed, 26 Jul 2017 at Billericay Emmanuel Church 6:25pm

Beth Nielsen Chapman is playing this intimate gig in Billericay on Wednesday 26 July 2017, supported by Ruth Trimble, as a lead up to her appearance at this year's Cambridge Folk Festival. From writing hits for other artists to recording her own, twice Grammy-nominated this Nashville based singer-songwriter has truly embraced musical diversity. A breast cancer survivor and environmentalist, Beth teaches workshops internationally and considers herself a creativity midwife, passionate about inspiring others to fully blossom into their creative life. She's penned numerous hits and written songs for many top artists including Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Bette Midler, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Michael McDonald, Amy Grant, Keb Mo', Roberta Flack, Waylon Jennings, Faith Hill, Willie Nelson, Bette Lavette and many more. Her music has been heard on ER, Dawson's Creek, Providence, Felicity and in movie soundtracks, including The Prince of Egypt, Message In A Bottle, The Rookie, Where The Heart Is and Practical Magic. Mega-hit This Kiss, sung by Faith Hill , was ASCAP'S 1999 Song Of The Year, garnered a Grammy nomination and Nashville NAMMY'S 1999 Songwriter of the Year. Among Beth's own recordings, the groundbreaking Sand & Water released following the death of her husband from cancer in 1994, was performed by Elton John on his 1997 U.S. tour in place of Candle In The Wind to honour the memory of Princess Diana. Deeper Still was voted Album Of The Year by BBC2's Terry Wogan. Beth also released Look, co-produced with the legendary Peter Collins, featuring I Find Your Love written for the movie Calendar Girls with Patrick Doyle. Back To Love, released in 2010, spawned two hits on BBC Radio 2, and in 2012 Beth debuted, The Mighty Sky, a romping collection of songs about the wonders of astronomy that earned a 2014 Grammy nomination for Best Children's Album. On Beth's 2014 release Uncovered, she rolls out a batch of songs that have been covered by other artists, but she has never recorded herself. Most were Top 10 hits, seven of which topped the charts at #1. Uncovered opens with a crystalline piano that gives way to an infectious groove on Simple Things, with backing vocals by Kim Carnes (of Bette Davis Eyes fame). Other guest artists lending their talent to the project include legendary guitarist Duane Eddy on Shine On Me, a song Beth wrote with Waylon Jennings; Vince Gill duets on Here We Are, a #1 hit she and Vince wrote for Alabama; Darrell Scott sings and plays on Maybe That's All It Takes, a stunning ballad that was a hit for Don Williams; Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan sing on Five Minutes, Lorrie's first #1 hit; Amy Grant, Ruth Trimble and Eilidh Patterson lend their vocals to the stand-out track Pray, written with and featuring guitar instrumentalist extraordinaire Muriel Andersen; Almost Home - written with Mary Chapin Carpenter and Annie Roboff - features the Wine Women & Song artists Gretchen Peters, Suzy Bogguss and Matraca Berg on rollicking background vocals, alongside Bekka Bramlett, who also sings and plays tambourine alongside George Marinelli's electric guitar on Meet Me Halfway, the bluesy track written by Beth, Bonnie Raitt and Annie Roboff for Raitt's Fundamental release. Chapman's prowess at writing in a wide range of styles shines through on this collection. From the infectious pop sensibilities of This Kiss (Faith Hill) and Simple Things (Jim Brickman) to the strains of bluegrass and country in Strong Enough To Bend (#1 for Tanya Tucker) and Nothin' I Can Do About It Now (#1 for Willie Nelson), the true thread that runs through it all is a her great passion for the well written song. It is also clear that she has a whole lot of fun performing these songs, and has no trouble bringing them home and making them her own once again. Most recently, Beth, along with Olivia Newton-John & Amy Sky have created LIV ON A New Album to Aid & Comfort Those Experiencing Grief & Loss While Using the Power of Music To Heal. Beth is also the newest inductee into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame 2016! TICKETS are £25 & Fees and are available from WeGotTickets GENERAL SEATING Emmanuel Church is theatre style with excellent views 'in the round'. DOORS 18.30 I Support 19.30 I Beth Nielsen Chapman 20.30 BAR There will be a bar provided by Billericay Brewery HOW TO FIND US Emmanuel is a 10 mins walk from Billericay station (which is 25 mins from Liverpool Street) and there is parking for about 70 cars on site - additional parking can be found on the High Street and behind Iceland. Post code CM12 9LD. CONTACT DETAILS paul@billericaychurches.org I @revPACman I revPACman.wordpress.com As always, proceeds from the events I promote will be given to charity.

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Sam Outlaw Band

on Thu, 27 Jul 2017 at Manchester Night & Day Cafe 7:30pm

Cynicism comes easy, but having a soft heart takes real guts. Sam Outlaw's new album Tenderheart dares to tread gently and look inward, with unapologetic sentiment and un-ironic nods to country music's greatest neon rainbow chasers. Since the release of his 2015 debut Angeleno, Outlaw remains one of LA's only modern country singers to earn international acclaim. And with his follow-up Tenderheart he shows an impressive refinement of his artistic identity. Sonically, the album further elaborates Outlaw's 'SoCal Country' sound: a sun-bleached, Baja-influenced twang that deftly points to country's neo-traditionalists and LA's legendary singer-songwriters. Thematically Tenderheart is a thesis on self-discovery and the power of love a course set with the opening chords of Everyone's Looking For Home. The opening track is a cinematic, mariachi-laced meditation on Outlaw's own conflicted quest for peace amongst the chaos of his chosen path. Along the way he also takes a look around, and Tenderheart's revelations are most potent when filtered through Outlaw's distinctive Los Angeles vantage point. Bottomless Mimosas is emotionally hollowing in its portrayal of west coast existentialism while Bougainvillea, I Think and Dry In The Sun round out this trio of 'Los Angeles songs' that explore the city's faded beauty and define SoCal Country beyond instrumentation. Trouble, one of the album's standouts, makes being bad sound pretty damn good with determined 'Side A' swagger and kicks off a song cycle that chronicles a heart's bend, break and mend. She's Playing Hard To Get (Rid Of) showcases acerbic wit in teary three-four time, setting the scene for Two Broken Hearts a wounded lovers' getaway story with an open ending. Over the course of these thirteen songs it becomes increasingly apparent why his clever intertwining of country tropes and crisp modernism has so impressed country music fans, critics and songwriters alike. (Alt-country pioneer Ryan Adams just recently praised Outlaw, calling his work 'beyond great songwriting'.) Angeleno's critical acclaim also led to 18 months of international touring. He entertained thousands of festival-goers with a prime slot at Stagecoach, made four trips to Europe, toured Australia twice and played several hundred gigs in the USA. After all those miles it's fitting that Tenderheart bottles the energy of the songs that have become mainstays of his live show. Fan-favourites like Diamond Ring and honky-tonk sing-along All My Life finally get proper studio treatment, along with Look At You Now, a regular highlight of his acoustic tours overseas where Outlaw is nominated for AmericanaUK's International Album of the Year alongside Sturgill Simpson and Margo Price. Not one to mess with a winning combination, Sam called on many of the same musicians that made Angeleno such a success: harmony singer Molly Jenson, pedal steel pro Jeremy Long and guitarist Danny Garcia, along with Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes) and Bo Koster (My Morning Jacket). Produced by Martin Pradler and Outlaw, and recorded in the San Fernando Valley, Tenderheart also features Erwin Vasquez and Mariachi Teocuitatlan, a local mariachi group who appeared in the video for Angeleno's title track. Now two years into his new life, Outlaw has learned that great dreams can only be achieved at great cost. And at its core, Tenderheart is the outcome of another lesson learned: if your heart stays true, the sacrifice is worth it. 'Sam Outlaw is rewriting the sound of Country, 2,000 miles from Nashville' CBS This Morning 'An instant classic' NPR Music

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Chris Mills

on Thu, 27 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It's been 17 years since CHRIS MILLS released his first EP, Chris Mills Plays And Sings. That record's plainspoken title laid out the disarmingly simple tone for his career; the development of his craft since then has resulted in sharper songwriting, more musical ornamentation, and tours with the likes of Andrew Bird and Califone. More recently, with the album ALEXANDRIA - the Brooklyn-based troubadour's sixth studio album. The opening track Wild Places opens with Mills singing, simply, I have wandered in the wild places/ and I've brought a message back for you; that sentiment sets the tone for expansive, exploratory songwriting - heartfelt words set to indelible melodies. A trenchant troubadourhis scorched, yearning voice is a memorable instrument, landing somewhere between the Replacements' Paul Westerberg and proto-punk folkie Jonathan Richman. The Chicago Tribune One of music's hidden gems, a versatile player with a sturdy, soul-weathered voice wrinkled by life's ebbs and flowsheartfelt songwriting and no-frills rock and Americana Cleveland Plain Dealer ------------------------------------ Formerly of the Americana duo The HaveNots - Cooking Vinyl Records. SOPHIA MARSHALL's gloriously sad ballads and strong sultry vocal performances reach out across genres to break any listener's heart, whilst her more upbeat numbers will put smiles on faces and set toes tapping. She has even been known to reinterpret the occasional old HaveNots song. Sophia swoops and soars a la Stevie Nicks while tearing at the guts of the song in an awesome vocal performance Americana-uk.com Marshall's larynx is somewhere between Emmylou Harris and Hope Sandoval. Heartening stuff. Uncut Magazine

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Wizz Jones

on Thu, 27 Jul 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This pioneer of the British folk scene may be in his late 70s but happily for us shows no inclination to retire just yet. A hugely gifted and influential acoustic guitarist, cited by Eric Clapton, Ralph McTell and Keith Richards amongst others, Wizz is also a fine singer and a delightfully modest performer with a wide repertoire of modern songs, blues and originals. This will be a real summer season highlight.

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Wizz Jones

on Thu, 27 Jul 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This pioneer of the British folk scene may be in his late 70s but happily for us shows no inclination to retire just yet. A hugely gifted and influential acoustic guitarist, cited by Eric Clapton, Ralph McTell and Keith Richards amongst others, Wizz is also a fine singer and a delightfully modest performer with a wide repertoire of modern songs, blues and originals. This will be a real summer season highlight.

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Kirk Mcelhinney

on Thu, 27 Jul 2017 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:00pm

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Rustic Stomp Festival

on Fri, 28 Jul 2017 at Lymington Rustic Stomp 4:30pm

Hampshire's answer to the Wonky Donk Festival. Taking place in Lymington over the weekend of 28th and 29th July 2017. Camping included in the ticket price including live-in vehicles.

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LÚnasa Concert - Ulster Fleadh 2017

on Fri, 28 Jul 2017 at Bangor St Comgall's Parish Centre 7:30pm

Lúnasa, described as THE HOTTEST IRISH ACCOUSTIC BAND ON THE PLANET, is composed of Kevin Crawford (flutes, low whistles and tin whistles), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass), Ed Boyd (guitar), Seán Smyth (fiddle and low whistle) and Cillian Vallely (uilleann pipes and low whistles). They have sold more than quarter of a million albums in the course of the band's career and boast an impressive back catalogue of 7 highly acclaimed and award-winning studio albums. The band is internationally acknowledged as being the finest traditional Irish instrumental outfit of recent times. They are renowned for their stunning shows honed by superb musicianship and a constant touring cycle. They have performed over 1,500 shows across 36 countries since the band formed in 1997. The band has appeared at internationally renowned venues such as The Hollywood Bowl, National Concert Hall (Dublin), Sydney Opera House and Moscow International House of Music. They have also been invited to appear at the White House. Their inventive arrangements and bass driven grooves have steered Irish acoustic music into surprising new territory. Their recordings have been hailed as some of the best and most important world music albums anywhere, while their blend of intelligence, innovation, virtuosity, and passion has brought them to the forefront of Celtic music.

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Hamilton Loomis

on Fri, 28 Jul 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Born and raised in Galveston, Texas, Loomis is the son of musician parents who listened to blues, rock and soul. Music ran in his veins and, with instruments readily available around the house, he picked up drums, piano, guitar and harmonica, honing his multi-instrumental talent in addition to performing regularly as part of his family's doo-wop group. My parents had a fantastic record collection and, when I started writing, I gravitated towards what I'd been listening to all my life. I have a huge reverence for the blues and all it encompasses, but I've always been fond of R&B and funky music. A protégé of Bo Diddley, Loomis met the icon backstage at the age of 16 at Houston's famed venue Rockefeller's. Before the night was over, Loomis was onstage playing guitar with the legend. Diddley quickly became friend, mentor, collaborator and supporter, appearing on two of Loomis' albums and presenting a cherished red guitar that he still plays.

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Adjoa: Ep Launch

on Fri, 28 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tonight Green Note welcomes Tribal Soul artist Adjoa for her debut performance, launching her new 'Adinkra' EP. Adjoa's new EP is based on the theme of the Adinkra symbols of Akan tribe of Ghana, her heritage. Born in the UK to Ghanaian parents, Adjoa creates her own style, by mixing her frankly fabulous soul vocals with chants, mostly in the Ghanaian language of Twi, and vibrant traditional African rhythms of Ghana. Her gorgeous songs and the infectious energy of her musicians create music with great style. Adjoa has played live in venues including Somerset House, the Royal Albert Hall, Ronnie Scotts Club, Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho and on the renowned Notting Hill Carnival World Music Stage. She has performed at massive venues & key events including London's City Hall for the 50th anniversary of Ghanaian Independence, and for the UNHCR with the Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Community Gospel Choir. Adjoa's music has been featured on BBC Radio, Jazz FM, Voxafrica TV, and live on London Live TV. Treat yourself to a very special evening celebrating the launch of Adjoa's acclaimed new 'Adinkra' EP. Beautiful, well crafted, original music DJ Debbie Golt, Resonance FM Astounding music Davide de Angelis, Creative projects director for Sony Music [Damé Damé is] Hypnotic and mesmerising Peter Young, Jazz FM Radio Atmospheric fantastic! Peter Culshaw, The Arts Desk

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Reg Meuross Faraway People Album Launch

on Fri, 28 Jul 2017 at London St. Pancras Church 7:00pm

Doors 7pm Music from 7.45pm TICKETS £15 or £25 for a pair Faraway People is a fresh collection of songs which comment bravely on life as he sees it, bringing wide ranging stories, from the ravages of austerity and the injustice of the plight of refugees, to some of most beautifully disarming lyrics ever written. Reg 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. From everyday victims crushed by an uncaring society to unsung heroes taking a defiant stand against the darkness of tyranny and oppression, Faraway People goes the distance. Yes, there's anger and indignation, but, all too rare in a protest album, there's also a deep well of compassion and insight into the human heart and spirit. MIKE DAVIES Reg has done it again - another album chock full of fine, fine songs. There is anger here, and tenderness here and wisdom too, and wonderful tunes. All crafted by a master songwriter. As they say in Ireland, it's The Pure Drop."" MIKE HARDING "Faraway People". looks like being his most hard hitting album to date" NEIL KING (Fatea)

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Reg Meuross Faraway People Album Launch

on Fri, 28 Jul 2017 at London St. Pancras Church 7:00pm

Doors 7pm Music from 7.45pm TICKETS £15 or £25 for a pair Faraway People is a fresh collection of songs which comment bravely on life as he sees it, bringing wide ranging stories, from the ravages of austerity and the injustice of the plight of refugees, to some of most beautifully disarming lyrics ever written. Reg 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. From everyday victims crushed by an uncaring society to unsung heroes taking a defiant stand against the darkness of tyranny and oppression, Faraway People goes the distance. Yes, there's anger and indignation, but, all too rare in a protest album, there's also a deep well of compassion and insight into the human heart and spirit. MIKE DAVIES Reg has done it again - another album chock full of fine, fine songs. There is anger here, and tenderness here and wisdom too, and wonderful tunes. All crafted by a master songwriter. As they say in Ireland, it's The Pure Drop."" MIKE HARDING "Faraway People". looks like being his most hard hitting album to date" NEIL KING (Fatea)

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Wizz Jones

on Fri, 28 Jul 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

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

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Tradarrr

on Sat, 29 Jul 2017 at Canterbury The Chapel 7:00pm

It's 45 years since Liege & Lief almost single-handedly created the genre 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. Expertly assembled from some of the UK's favourite folk-rock bands Little Johnny England, ColvinQuarmby, Cave and the Dylan Project, TRADarr 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. From familiar classics to gems from the tradition that band members have always wanted to perform could there be a better reason for singing a song? Marion Fleetwood's breathtaking performance of My Lagan Love with a gossamer clear accompaniment: e-bow by Stevens, sitar,12- string 'ghost' and majestic slide guitar solo by PJ is as dramatic a piece of music as you are likely to hear this side of the great divide. Paul Saunders - Spiral Earth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLdVlBRrywI Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets Online £15 Offline £16 Door £17 Students £7

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Tradarrr

on Sat, 29 Jul 2017 at Canterbury The Chapel 7:00pm

It's 45 years since Liege & Lief almost single-handedly created the genre 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. Expertly assembled from some of the UK's favourite folk-rock bands Little Johnny England, ColvinQuarmby, Cave and the Dylan Project, TRADarr 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. From familiar classics to gems from the tradition that band members have always wanted to perform could there be a better reason for singing a song? Marion Fleetwood's breathtaking performance of My Lagan Love with a gossamer clear accompaniment: e-bow by Stevens, sitar,12- string 'ghost' and majestic slide guitar solo by PJ is as dramatic a piece of music as you are likely to hear this side of the great divide. Paul Saunders - Spiral Earth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLdVlBRrywI Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets Online £15 Offline £16 Door £17 Students £7

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Martin Stephenson Gathering 2017

on Sat, 29 Jul 2017 at Manchester Trafford FC 5:00pm

Bar and Barbeque

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Ruby Dee And The Snakehandlers

on Sat, 29 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers are a high octane Americana roots and rockabilly four piece combo that plays twang the way it was meant to be heard- with attitude! Their music encompasses Texas honky-tonk, Bakersfield twang, Memphis rockabilly, Western swing and good old-fashioned rock 'n' roll. After nearly constant touring for the past fourteen years, including thousands of dates across America, Europe, and Australia, Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers released LITTLE BLACK HEART (Catty Town Records/Rhythm Bomb July 2016)- the first songs Ruby has been able to write since her near-death vehicle accident eight years ago that left her with a moderately severe TBI. Initially unable to complete sentences, let alone write after the accident, Ruby fought her way back and is able to write the lyrics and music again for which the band has become so well loved. Ruby's new songs are written from the heart- about topics that make life worth living: songs about standing up to abuse, showing who you really are in this world, letting the sadness in when necessary and more. The band's release LIVE FROM AUSTIN TEXAS came out mid May 2011 on both CD and vinyl, showcasing a few new songs and fans old favorites cranked up with that live jumpin' sound for which the Snakehandlers are so well known. Songs from the CD charted for three months on both the AMA and Texas Third Coast Music charts, and the CD earned the band a 54th Grammy consideration for Best Americana Album. Their last: ROCKABILLY PLAYGROUND came out May 2013 on both CD and vinyl, and is a roots and rockabilly album for the whole family. With all mature instrumentation and lyrics for the kids: songs about homework, naptime, why we have to follow all the rules, super best friends, and more. Ruby wrote the record when she saw how many of their fans have children and when they can bring them to shows, how many of those kids LOVE this style of music! Songs from the album charted on both AMA and FAR charts, and earned the band a 56th Grammy consideration for Best Children's Album. Currently providing the rock-solid honky-tonk groove backing Ruby Dee and Gretsch-endorsed Jorge Harada are Mike Smith on cathouse drums and Rick Watson on doghouse bass. LITTLE BLACK HEART garnered the Snakehandlers 8 spots on the primary ballot for the 59th Grammy awards, including Best Americana Album and Best American Roots song. The album continues to chart well, and get great reviews. And of course, Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers continue to write more new music, so stay tuned for what's next! Risky and perhaps just a bit risqué Ruby Dee and The Snakehandlers conjure forth all sorts of visions of another time. Rooted firmly in the classic country and rockabilly tradition, the band is an authentic backdrop for lead singer Ruby Dee's blend of Wanda Jackson sass and Patsy Cline pathos. The band holds it down with the insistence of a chugging train while Dee, a pinup heartbreaker of yesteryear with thoroughly modern attitude, commands the stage. says Metro San Francisco.

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Focus

on Sat, 29 Jul 2017 at Kidlington Football Club 7:30pm

the legendary focus will be playing at kidlington football club on the 29th july

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The Jar Family

on Sat, 29 Jul 2017 at Castle Cary Caryford Community Hall 6:30pm

A collective of singer/songwriters whose sum of their parts is even more than their individual talents. Yes, five equally strong front-men and a vast array of carefully crafted songs of multiple genre and tempo from folk to indie rock, the band has attracted lots of interest on the live scene and will not disappoint those attending this event. The performance starts at 7.30 pm.

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The African Salsa Orchestra

on Sat, 29 Jul 2017 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

Come and listen to the rhythms and harmonies of salsa from the one of the best salsa ensembles in the world.

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Smugglers Festival At The Green Backyard

on Sat, 29 Jul 2017 at Peterborough The Green Backyard 12:00pm

Join us for the return of Smugglers Festival at The Green Backyard. International folk and roots musicians including The Odd Beats and the Mikey Kenney Band will join local performers to provide live music throughout the day. There will be talks and discussions hosted by the Land For What collective, ceilidh dancing, a real ale bar and delicious local food will be on sale all day. Workshops and craft demonstrations will also be available, giving you the opportunity to learn a new skill on the day too. Smugglers Festival is the launch event for Planet B, a two-week long Green Festival initiative that has been curated by Peterborough Environment City Trust, The Green Backyard, Metal and local artists and activists. Looking at the key themes of resilience, relinquishment, and restoration, Planet B events will include an environmental conference, film screenings, debates, theatre and much more, meaning there will be plenty of activities for residents to get involved with. Find out more HERE.

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Luke Jackson

on Sat, 29 Jul 2017 at Glasgow 13th Note 9:00pm

Luke is a Singer/Songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who in 2013 was nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and The Young Folk Category. With a bold, distinctive voice and a sweet, percussive guitar style, Luke is a confident and captivating live performer. He was also winner of Fatea's Male Artist of the Year 2014 and now again in 2016. Over the past few years he has steadily been developing a reputation for himself in the Folk & Roots circuits either through his solo shows, many festival appearances or when opening for such luminaries as Show of Hands, Steve Knightley, Martyn Joseph, Seth Lakeman, Karine Polwart, Oysterband, Paul Brady, Glen Tilbrook, Sarah Jarosz and Lucy Ward. As well as playing solo, Luke performs as a Trio with drummer Connor Downs and bassist Andy Sharps, or as a duo with either one of them. He has also completed several tours of Scotland, with the last 2 years including playing 2 sold out nights at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He regularly tours across Europe playing in France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany and in 2016 made his first visit to the USA to play at the International Folk Alliance conference in Kansas. At the beginning of 2017 he undertook his third series of joint headline shows with Grammy Award winner Amy Wadge and returned to Kansas for the Folk Alliance following the tour. His debut album 'More Than Boys', produced by the acclaimed Welsh Singer-Songwriter Martyn Joseph, was released in 2012 to great reviews, as was the follow up 'Fumes and Faith' in early 2014. In 2015 he released a 7 track EP with his trio, 'This Family Tree', which was described in a 5 star Maverick review as Two words. Bloody brilliant and it further reflected his development as both a writer and performer. November 2016 saw the release of Luke's 3rd full studio album, Tall Tales and Rumours to universal critical acclaim, which Maverick, in a 5 star review, described as a brilliant, thoughtful album Jackson shows talent beyond his years. Whilst Acoustic Magazine noted Jackson has been compared to a young Richard Thompson and for once these are not empty words. Luke is an ever present in the live music scene, gigging relentlessly all over, and he remains a prolific songwriter in demand across the United Kingdom and Europe. Reminds me of Jeff Buckley, which can only be a good thing Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 2 Every so often a new voice emerges, one so stunning that it knocks you sideways. Jackson has been compared to a young Richard Thompson and for once these are not empty words - Acoustic Magazine Two words, bloody brilliant Maverick 5 star review Luke has already acquired both an unmistakable voice and a strikingly individual vision fRoots Magazine He has a stage presence that many artists would kill for and a voice and guitar style that make you think that he's a sixty year veteran who happens to have discovered the fountain of eternal youth Fatea Magazine If you think previous comparisons to Richard Thompson jump the gun, think again; because there's something that sets this performance a discreet cut above the rest Edinburgh Fringe Festival Review A sumptuous voice loaded with maturity and a melodically blessed guitar style Spiral Earth Luke Jackson has an incredibly mature and expressive voice that can holler the blues or give sensitive treatment to his own more personal tales R2 magazine

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Smugglers Festival At The Green Backyard

on Sat, 29 Jul 2017 at Peterborough The Green Backyard 12:00pm

Join us for the return of Smugglers Festival at The Green Backyard. International folk and roots musicians including The Odd Beats and the Mikey Kenney Band will join local performers to provide live music throughout the day. There will be talks and discussions hosted by the Land For What collective, ceilidh dancing, a real ale bar and delicious local food will be on sale all day. Workshops and craft demonstrations will also be available, giving you the opportunity to learn a new skill on the day too. Smugglers Festival is the launch event for Planet B, a two-week long Green Festival initiative that has been curated by Peterborough Environment City Trust, The Green Backyard, Metal and local artists and activists. Looking at the key themes of resilience, relinquishment, and restoration, Planet B events will include an environmental conference, film screenings, debates, theatre and much more, meaning there will be plenty of activities for residents to get involved with. Find out more HERE.

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Smugglers Festival At The Green Backyard

on Sat, 29 Jul 2017 at Peterborough The Green Backyard 12:00pm

Join us for the return of Smugglers Festival at The Green Backyard. International folk and roots musicians including The Odd Beats and the Mikey Kenney Band will join local performers to provide live music throughout the day. There will be talks and discussions hosted by the Land For What collective, ceilidh dancing, a real ale bar and delicious local food will be on sale all day. Workshops and craft demonstrations will also be available, giving you the opportunity to learn a new skill on the day too. Smugglers Festival is the launch event for Planet B, a two-week long Green Festival initiative that has been curated by Peterborough Environment City Trust, The Green Backyard, Metal and local artists and activists. Looking at the key themes of resilience, relinquishment, and restoration, Planet B events will include an environmental conference, film screenings, debates, theatre and much more, meaning there will be plenty of activities for residents to get involved with. Find out more HERE.

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Ben Maggs - Music Cruise (aboard Kenavon Venture)

on Sun, 30 Jul 2017 at Devizes Kenavon Venture - The Wharf 6:45pm

Boat leaves Devizes Wharf at 7pm sharp. Fish & Chips are served onboard shortly into the journey. A singer/ songwriter who has 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. Audiences are enrapt by his evocative vocals and melodic lyricism, the energetic nothing held back visceral nature of his performance and engaging inter-song storytelling, all carried exquisitely by resonant acoustic guitar. Festival and event organisers, audiences and fellow musicians alike describe Ben's performances as mesmerising, commenting on how he holds the audience in the palm of his hands.

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De Fuego

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- De Fuego is a sensational guitar duo, playing energetic instrumental flamenco and rumba-based music who gained reputation in the English summer festivals with their upbeat passionate sound and percussive guitar techniques. In the past few years they performed in various major festivals, including Glastonbury Festival, Shambala, Secret Garden Party, Sziget Fesztival (HU) and Meadows in the Mountains (BU) and also headlined in smaller UK festivals. In the beginning of 2015 they ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to record their second album "Davide" which was released in October 2015 and have been reviewed by many world music magazines, including Fatea Magazine, Songlines, F-roots. "Edina's rhythm is spot on, steady and punchy, and Mark's lead is both fluid and crisp." Fatea Magazine "De Fuego are just something else. Totally humble and unassuming as individuals, but don't let this deceive you! From the second the first pluck hits the airwaves you're swept away with their passion" efestivals.co.uk "Their entertainment value can be likened to two polite boxers shadow-sparring or two tango dancers who have swallowed something and allowed their lower halves to go off and do the St. Vitus reel. This is spectacle" Songlines magazine

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The Peter Bruntnell Trio

on Sun, 30 Jul 2017 at Biggar Red Road Cafe 7:30pm

Show begins 20:00

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Dan Walsh And Special Guest Frank Burkitt At St Boswells Village Hall

on Sun, 30 Jul 2017 at St Boswells Village Hall 7:30pm

In support of new release Verging On The Perpendicular, BBC Folk Musician of the Year nominee Dan Walsh returns to St Boswells as part of a mammoth UK tour. Special guest is outstanding Scottish singer/songwriter Frank Burkitt, now living and touring in New Zealand. Dan Walsh: Nominated for best musician at last year's BBC Folk Awards and touted as one of the finest banjo players in the UK as well as being a superb singer, songwriter and guitarist, Dan Walsh is described as 'the real deal' (UNCUT). 2017 sees the release of a highly anticipated new solo album after the success of critically acclaimed album Incidents and Accidents which was lauded as 'absolutely terrific' by Mark Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2. As well as many tours of the UK, he also has recent successful trips to USA, Canada, Germany, India, Norway and New Zealand to his credit. Having made his name with duo Walsh and Pound and now a member of the award winning Urban Folk Quartet, as well as guest appearances with Joss Stone, the Levellers and Seth Lakeman this unique and eclectic musician has stunned audiences across the world. Frank Burkitt: Heavily influenced by American roots music it is highly unique song-writing and quirky arrangements that define Burkitt. Since moving to New Zealand, he has formed the Frank Burkitt band and they have impressed audiences across New Zealand having completed 2 national tours, performed at a host of National Festivals including Wellington Folk Festival, Auckland Folk Festival, Newtown Festival, Wellington Gardens Magic, New Plymouth Festival of Lights to name a few. After successfully releasing their first album 'Fools & Kings' in November 2015, they have become well known for their colourful performances and have emerged as one of New Zealand's finest string bands.

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John Kirkpatrick

on Mon, 31 Jul 2017 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

John Kirkpatrick is a club favourite. He is a brilliant musician, singer and story teller with a huge passion for English folk music in its many forms. He is a virtuoso on the melodeon, button accordion and the Anglo concertina , but is real talent is interpreting songs and tunes and in inspiring others.

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Hò-rò

on Mon, 31 Jul 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Hò-rò' is a phrase used as a movement in playing music before the development of written music; a form of "Canntaireachd". ​Hailing from the Scottish Highlands, Hò-rò have quickly become ones to watch on the Scottish music scene. Their unique energetic tune arrangements and vibrant stage presence have had people dancing in venues across Scotland. 2014 saw the band winning a Danny Kyle award at Celtic Connections and at the Hebridean Celtic Festival, since then they have taken off and performed at festivals across Scotland and Europe.

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Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby + Oka Vanga

on Mon, 31 Jul 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

Laurel Canyon Music are proud to present an excellent acoustic music double header featuring some of the finest guitar players in the UK. Cathryn Craig is one of Nashville's finest voices and Brian Willoughby is one of the world's greatest acoustic guitar players, combined they create an evening of pure magic. With a superb selection of music, together with many humorous stories of their travels on the road of life, this is not to be missed. Cathryn Craig is from Richmond, Virginia and has built a strong reputation as both singer and songwriter. She is no stranger to Tennessee's Nashville recording studios, working with Chet Atkins, The Righteous Brothers, Shel Silverstein, Jorma Kaukonen and Garth Brooks. Brian Willoughby is best known for his virtuoso performances on electric and acoustic guitar. As well as playing with the Strawbs from 1978-2004, Brian has been a session player/sideman in much demand, playing with the likes of Mary Hopkin, Roger Whittaker, Monty Python, Joe Brown and Jim Diamond and Nanci Griffith. Cathryn and Brian have released their excellent highly anticipated studio album 'In America', which is already one of our favourites. They have also released a wonderful new live album recorded at our last LCM concert with them at St. Pancras Old Church last year. "They catch a mood that could produce goosebumps on sheet metal (The Glasgow Herald) "Traditional songs and delicately crafted originals by assured performers with formidable story-telling abilities" (Record Collector) "Sublime guitar work and one of the finest voices around" (Folking.com) http://www.craigandwilloughby.com/ Oka Vanga (Angela Meyer & William Cox) are an award winning Folk & Roots duo. Whether singing, playing guitar, ukulele or mandolin , their relaxed banter and gift for story telling makes their music both interesting and memorable. Coupled with great musicianship, fans of both Folk & Roots music are sure to find something they will enjoy in their music. Their much anticipated second album 'Dance of the Copper Trail' (2017) is being hailed as their best work yet and an 'outstanding album'. It follows on from their debut album 'Pilgrim' (2014) which was awarded Best Instrumental Album by FATEA magazine. Receiving extensive radio play, it was also shortlisted for numerous other awards. A short EP 'Tales of Eyam' was released in 2015 to great reviews and critical acclaim. This EP, for the first time, showcased Angie's songwriting and hidden singing voice as well as Will's talents as a talented multi- instrumentalist. Originally from Cape Town in South Africa, Angie was a keen guitarist by the age of six. A well travelled musician, she has worked as both a freelance musician and secondary school Head of Music. Keen to pursue her own creative projects, she eventually took the decision to return to writing and performing her own music and formed Oka Vanga with husband and multi-instrumentalist William Cox. Hailing from London, William was already an established musician and guitar teacher and wasted no time in recording a demo for the pair. Their distinctive style of guitar playing together resulted in them being invited to represent the UK at the International Madame Guitar Festival in Tricesimo, Italy in 2013 alongside guitar luminaries such as Ralph Towner (USA) and Clive Carroll (UK). Shortly thereafter they released their debut album 'Pilgrim' to critical acclaim. Most recently, collaborations have included working with Patsy Reid and producer Mark Tucker on their second album Dance Of The Copper Trail. Their lineup has also expanded to include (when busy schedules allow!) Oliver Copeland on Double Bass. https://okavanga.com/

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Dan Walsh And Special Guest Frank Burkitt At Newcastle Mining Institute

on Tue, 1 Aug 2017 at Newcastle upon Tyne Mining Institute 7:00pm

In support of new release Verging On The Perpendicular, BBC Folk Musician of the Year nominee Dan Walsh returns to a city close to heart as part of a mammoth UK tour. Special guest is outstanding Scottish singer/songwriter Frank Burkitt, now living and touring in New Zealand. Dan Walsh: Nominated for best musician at last year's BBC Folk Awards and touted as one of the finest banjo players in the UK as well as being a superb singer, songwriter and guitarist, Dan Walsh is described as 'the real deal' (UNCUT). 2017 sees the release of a highly anticipated new solo album after the success of critically acclaimed album Incidents and Accidents which was lauded as 'absolutely terrific' by Mark Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2. As well as many tours of the UK, he also has recent successful trips to USA, Canada, Germany, India, Norway and New Zealand to his credit. Having made his name with duo Walsh and Pound and now a member of the award winning Urban Folk Quartet, as well as guest appearances with Joss Stone, the Levellers and Seth Lakeman this unique and eclectic musician has stunned audiences across the world. Frank Burkitt: Heavily influenced by American roots music it is highly unique song-writing and quirky arrangements that define Burkitt. Since moving to New Zealand, he has formed the Frank Burkitt band and they have impressed audiences across New Zealand having completed 2 national tours, performed at a host of National Festivals including Wellington Folk Festival, Auckland Folk Festival, Newtown Festival, Wellington Gardens Magic, New Plymouth Festival of Lights to name a few. After successfully releasing their first album 'Fools & Kings' in November 2015, they have become well known for their colourful performances and have emerged as one of New Zealand's finest string bands. Their new EP 'The Parade' was released on Friday 21st October, 2016 across all online platforms and on CD.

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Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham (start Time At 7.30pm)

on Wed, 2 Aug 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Please note- this event starts at 7.30pm. Aly and Phil have become a national institution with their incomparable mastery of fiddle and accordion. They bring their traditional music excellence to this very welcome return to the Universal Hall. Individually they pursue other ventures in performance, television and education but it is when they get together that they truly shine with their finely honed musical skills and hilarious banter. Book early!

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Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham (start Time At 7.30pm)

on Wed, 2 Aug 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Please note- this event starts at 7.30pm. Aly and Phil have become a national institution with their incomparable mastery of fiddle and accordion. They bring their traditional music excellence to this very welcome return to the Universal Hall. Individually they pursue other ventures in performance, television and education but it is when they get together that they truly shine with their finely honed musical skills and hilarious banter. Book early!

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Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham (start Time At 7.30pm)

on Wed, 2 Aug 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Please note- this event starts at 7.30pm. Aly and Phil have become a national institution with their incomparable mastery of fiddle and accordion. They bring their traditional music excellence to this very welcome return to the Universal Hall. Individually they pursue other ventures in performance, television and education but it is when they get together that they truly shine with their finely honed musical skills and hilarious banter. Book early!

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Josienne Clarke & Samantha Whates

on Wed, 2 Aug 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ------------------------------------------------------ New Roots presents.... A brand new project from Radio 2 Folk Award Winner Josienne Clarke and Samantha Whates JOSIENNE CLARKE is best known for her work with guitarist/arranger Ben Walker, winners of BBC Radio 2's Folk Award for Best Duo, 2015 and nominees again in 2017. Later that year she appeared in Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good at The National Theatre, performing two of her compositions in the show. She and Walker have just released their third album on the internationally renowned Rough Trade label. SAMANTHA WHATES' beautifully crafted, poetic songs retain a strong affinity with her Scottish roots, cultivating a sound that is thoroughly contemporary, rooted in tradition, yet uniquely her own. Recent performances include Kings Place and the Purcell Rooms in the Royal Festival Hall. She recently released her debut Dark Nights Make For Brighter Days which has been enjoying both critical acclaim and radio play (BBC 6 Music, KCRW, Resonance FM). Samantha Whates and Josienne Clarke met on the London acoustic music scene not far off a decade ago, forging a firm friendship from the off. Often invited to perform on the same bill, they began to sing backing vocals on each other's work; that informal collaboration has now become a joint project. Both highly accomplished singers in their own right, the combination of their vocal power is very special. As seasoned performers expect superb harmony, fine interpretation and wonderful craft, and the chance to see two great friends at the very top of their game. --------------------------------------------- New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves - for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. Website: www.newrootsevents.com New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Steve Pledger

on Thu, 3 Aug 2017 at North Shields Percy Park Rugby Club 7:30pm

Born in Cambridge, England on 21st November 1971, Steve grew up in the nearby market town of St Neots. From a very early age, one constant in his life has been music: a love for it, a need to express himself through it and - in more recent times - the opportunity to share his own songs with a growing, wider audience. His musical influences are many, varied and not always obvious. They include - in no particular order - Graham Parker, Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam, Rush, Sam Cooke, Martyn Joseph, Van Morrison, Ryan Adams, Don McLean, Elvis (both of them) and Bruce Springsteen. Add to this a liking for most musical styles - when executed well - and it would be fair to say that he has a wide spectrum of influences informing his own distinct style and approach. Steve's début album, '14 Good Intentions', was released on 9th July 2012. Featuring 16 songs, (there are 2 bonus tracks) the album shifts between fragile reflections on love and loss to blistering protest, social commentary and more besides. The follow up to '14 Good Intentions' was released on 2nd April 2015. 'Striking Matches InThe Wind' features 12 self-penned songs, including the deeply moving Friends & Fathers. The album features Tanya Allen on fiddle and the talented, ubiquitous Lukas Drinkwater on double bass and guitar. Tanya and Lukas also both appear on Steve's latest album, 'Somewhere Between'. Launched in November 2016 in the spectacular setting of Dunster Castle 'Somewhere Between' has received great critical acclaim and in January 2017 won both FATEA's Album Of The Year 2016 and FolkWord's Best Album from a Male Artist Awards. Engaging as his recordings are, it is as a live artist that Steve excels; his performances as compelling and thought-provoking as they are refreshingly and beguilingly honest. Come and hear for yourself a performer who is fast becoming one of the UK's outstanding contemporary singer/songwriters. Steve LIVE... 'Unmissable.' (FATEA)... 'Extraordinary!' (folking.com) 'Striking Matches In The Wind'... 'Rarely does an artist resonate with me on such a personal level. 'Striking Matches In The Wind' is an intense, emotional experience of the most inspired kind. A Frank Turner for the common man, perhaps!' Andy Barnes, Sonic Bandwagon 'Somewhere Between'... 'An album that casts Steve as a genuine protest singer, up there with the likes of Billy Bragg, Phil Ochs [and] Ewan MacColl'. FATEA Magazine

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Dirty Cello

on Thu, 3 Aug 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you've never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello to virtuosic stompin' bluegrass, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping!

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London Klezmer Quartet & Friends

on Thu, 3 Aug 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The London Klezmer Quartet's old and new melodies on fiddle, clarinet, accordion and double bass, and colourful stories about musicians' lives and times, take you on a journey from the Baltic to the Black Sea and beyond, delving deep into the celebratory and soulful music of Jewish eastern Europe. Their acoustic sound, choice of repertoire, and combination of technical ability and musicianship give them appeal across the musical spectrum, with bookings not only for folk and world music venues, but also jazz clubs, museums, art galleries, and classical music societies. Their new CD, 'To the Tavern' is their fourth, and tells a day-long story that they recreate in performance. As well as bringing fresh life to an almost-lost instrumental folk tradition through a huge repertoire of dance tunes and lyrical melodies - some self-composed - LKQ features the irresistibly sonorous vocals of Indra Buraczewska in traditional laments, a Warsaw Yiddish theatre hit with a hint of jazz ('Goodbye New York') and even a song about beetroot soup. Dizzyingly dynamic playing... a band at the forefront of the European klezmer revival" (fROOTS) A fantastic sound with inventive arrangements, virtuosity, exciting original tunes and soulful playing. (Songlines Magazine) "With artistry like this, the music doesn't have to be reinvented." (London Evening Standard) "The tradition is safe in the hands of the next generation." (The Sunday Times)

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Rachael Sage

on Thu, 3 Aug 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A soulful vocalist and innovative multi-instrumentalist, award-winning singer/songwriter and producer Rachael Sage has earned a loyal international following for her dynamic piano playing, delicate guitar work, soulful vocals and improvisational audience interaction. Fresh off a UK tour supporting '80s icon Howard Jones, Sage has also shared stages with Beth Hart, Sarah McLachlan, Judy Collins, Jamie Cullum, Eric Burdon and Ani DiFranco among many others; her brand new EP on MPress Records, "The Tide", benefits American Refugee Committee (arcrelief.org). For more information, visit rachaelsage.com.

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The Honeycutters

on Fri, 4 Aug 2017 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

Their music has been described as Appalachian honky tonk, and being based out of Asheville, North Carolina, that's about as close as it can get to presenting them a handy style tag. But, The Honeycutters are more well-rounded with a richer depth of character than that suggests a factor that has won them a much wider span of appreciation than that description would normally do. Everyone agrees that the band's most potent force is, of course, singer and song-writer Amanda Anne Platt, who has been rightly compared to some of the great female performers of the post-war years. They have made a huge impact on both sides of the Atlantic and the last two albums won a batch of glowing reviews and the ended 2016 on many Best-of end-of-the-year lists.

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The Bubble Club Presents, The India Electric Company

on Fri, 4 Aug 2017 at Maidstone The Old School Hall''; 7:30pm

Sometimes folk, sometimes not. India Electric Company use traditional instruments in contemporary styles to explore diverse themes from Eastern Europe, Irish traditions and urban alienation to end up with something quirky and glittery - a veritable musical magpie's nest. - Mary Ann Kennedy, BBC Radio 3. After releasing their debut debut album The Girl I Left Behind Me in 2015 they began extensively supporting and accompanying Midge Ure throughout Europe. They performed live sessions on BBC Radio 2, 6 Music, as well as playing the likes of Glastonbury Festival and Cambridge Folk Festival. In 2017 they're embarking on their first tours of Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia and Ireland to coincide with the release of their latest recordings. **** Bursting with invention and full of surprises. - The Telegraph **** Their reeling, spinning sound corroborates the content of their songs which appear to be describing a life alive with motion. They are altogether a good thing, busy as rush hour but full of light. - The Independent on Sunday

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Songdog - 'joy Street' Album Launch

on Fri, 4 Aug 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- SONGDOG - 'Joy Street' Album Launch I try to write as if it's forever, says Lyndon Morgans, alias Welsh singer-songwriter Songdog. He has certainly achieved this artistic objective on his seventh album, the sublime 'Joy Street' (coming out on Junkyard Songs on 28 July 2017). While the eleven tracks retain what NME once described as glacier-paced folk noir, the collection augments Songdog's melancholic majesty with a radio-friendly buoyancy. This is particularly the case on 'It's Not A Love Thing', Ray Davies' Terry and Julie on Waterloo Bridge updated for a less optimistic age, and 'Raise Your Glass In Praise', which finds Morgans blowing a kiss to all those who find my stuff too bleak. Of course, there are those for whom Songdog's bleakness is a balm, who find empathy in his forlorn balladry. And this particular constituency will feel gratified by the likes of 'The Old Superhero', 'Amen, Baby, Amen' and the title track, whose plaintive melodies and profound poeticism traverse familiar terrain of love and loss. The whole thing is beautifully blended by renowned producer Nigel Stonier, who has previously worked with Fairport Convention, Joan Baez and Thea Gilmore. A version of 'It's Not A Love Thing' was released late in 2016 as a download single, getting plays on BBC Radio 2 and 6Music. In addition to Songdog regulars Karl Woodward, Dave Paterson and Jasper Salmon, playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, accordion, drums and violin, Lyndon is joined on the new album by several guest musicians (including Thea Gilmore who sings on four of the tracks). Songdog's previous releases include the critically-acclaimed 'Last Orders at Harry's Bar', 'A Life Eroding', 'A Wretched Sinner's Song' and 'The Time Of Summer Lightning'. The music has received praise from the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Robert Wyatt. What they've said about Songdog: '...it's a beautiful and brilliant piece of work from a true lost treasure of a torn nation.' Gavin Martin (The Mirror) 'A unique talent and one of the best out there.' Jeremy Searle, Maverick (4*) 'Both as a lyricist and songwriter he's absolutely in command of his art.' Nick Toczek, R2 (RocknReel) (5*) Darkly melancholic songs reflecting on a life of lust, pain, hedonism, betrayal, lost opportunities and good times. Nigel Williamson, Uncut (8/10) Their music is dark and sinister and beautiful and Lyndon's songs are by turns sexy, scary, funny, creepy, heartbreaking and usually always brilliant. Allan Jones (Editor), Uncut Like Nick Cave, he sings as if the world's end is nigh, and does so convincingly Q www.songdog.co.uk

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Rachel Harrington

on Fri, 4 Aug 2017 at Cottingham The Backroom 7:30pm

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Lol Goodman Band

on Sat, 5 Aug 2017 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Lol Goodman Band

on Sat, 5 Aug 2017 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Mark Radcliffe's Galleon Blast

on Sat, 5 Aug 2017 at Matlock Bath Fishpond 7:30pm

In conjunction with the 2017 Matlock Bath Pirate Mutiny and Press ganged into service by an unscrupulous gangmaster from the Spanish Main (well.Knutsford actually), the swarthy seadogs of Galleon Blast occasionally get shore leave to ply their raggle-taggle trade wherever folk will have them, thy being The Fishpond in Matlock Bath! With a selection of rum-soaked songs and shanties, the Blasters whip up a squally strumming storm to get all and sundry friggin' in the riggin'. With traditional tunes and many a seafaring classic from The Dubliners, The Waterboys, The Pogues, Thin Lizzy, The Fisherman's Friends and Ewan MacColl; you can be sure that these diddly diddly deck-hands will get feet tapping from the poop to the crow's nest. Galleon Blast feature banjos, whistles, accordions and fiddles from members of The Family Mahone, Full House and Mark Radcliffe and Foes, including the pirate dj himself Mr.Radcliffe the Jack Sparrow of the Radio 2 Folk Show. Actually, make that the Jack Duckworth of the Radio 2 Folk Show. Galleon Blast will be supported by SCOTT JEFFERS, from Arizona USA. His music is Celtic Rock/World Fusion based but of course he has his inner Pirate which from time to time must be released.

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Michael Chapman 'more Than 50 Years On The Road'

on Sat, 5 Aug 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

'This man is so laid back that he makes JJ Cale sound like he's on helium.' QMagazine 2016 was a landmark year for Michael Chapman. As well as celebrating his 75th birthday it was also 50 years since he first went on the road professionally. We organised some special events to mark this important milestone in his life and career - including a short residency in London, a UK tour with BJ Cole on pedal steel and Sarah Smouton cello, and issues of some new recordings, including collections of guitar instrumentals 'Fish' and 'Homages'. Never one to stand still for long, Chapman continues touring in 2017 with more new projects including his new album '50'on vinyl and some exciting new collaborations are in the pipeline. New recording: Chapman's new album '50' was released in January 2017 on the Paradise of Bachelors label. Produced by & featuring Steve Gunn it features his first full band sound for some 20 years. http://www.paradiseofbachelors.com/Michael-Chapman/ Michael Chapman (born Leeds Yorkshire -1941) first became known on the London and Cornish folk circuits in 1966. Playing a blend of atmospheric and autobiographical material he established a reputation for intensity and innovation. Signed to EMI's Harvest label he recorded a quartet of classic albums. LPs like 'Rainmaker' and 'Wrecked Again' defined the melancholic observer role Michael was to make his own, mixing intricate guitar instrumentals with a full band sound. His influential album 'Fully Qualified Survivor',featuring the guitar of Mick Ronson (David Bowie) and Rick Kemp's bass (Steeleye Span), was John Peel's favourite album of 1970. 'Survivor' featured the Chapman 'hit', 'Postcards of Scarborough', a characteristically tenderly sour song recounting the feelings of nostalgia and regret. Chapman is known as one of the UK's best fingerpicking style guitar players. As part of a continuing musical lineage that includes the likes of Ralph McTell, John Martyn, Davey Graham & Bert Jansch, Chapman is still touring and recording new material. Recent Album releases include Fish 2015 and re-issues of his classic Harvest catalogue. 'Rainmaker', Fully Qualified Survivor', 'Wrecked Again', 'Window' & 'Playing the Guitar The Easy Way' on the USA label Light in The Attic completing a re-issued series of all his early work. Live at Folk Cottage (2013) is an archive of the first known recordings of Michael playing live at The Folk Cottage, at Mitchell, Cornwall in 1967. Collaborations with Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) and the American 'primitive school' of guitar players, including the late John Fahey, and also Jack Rose, opened up a whole new audience of US based admirers. Appearing on recordings with Hiss Golden Messenger and Steve Gunnhas cemented Chapman's position as pivotal figure in roots, folk and acoustic guitar playing over the last 50 years. Website www.michaelchapman.co.uk Facebook https://www.facebook.com/michael.chapman.9085 Instagram https://www.instagram.com/michaelchapmanguitar/

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Hannah Nicholson

on Sat, 5 Aug 2017 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:30pm

We're delighted to be helping Hannah Nicholson launch her new single! Blending soulful melancholia with the controlled artistry of a classically trained singer, Hannah Nicholson gives voice to the light and dark of human emotion. Having previously performed as one half of the Manchester based psych-folk duo Bird to Beast, she has now crafted her own individual musical identity: a blend of choral, electro and folk, stitched together with a thread that runs from J. S. Bach to Jane Weaver. With a new single released shortly, she plays an exclusive launch show with string quartet at the Castle Hotel.

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Emily Smith Unplugged At The Aberdour Palais

on Sat, 5 Aug 2017 at Aberdour Woodside Hotel 8:00pm

Multi-award winning singer Emily Smith (www.emilysmith.org) is a leading figure of the Scottish folk scene. For over a decade, she has been entertaining audiences all over the world with her blend of traditional and original songs. Unshakeably Scottish but with farther, wider horizons, Emily's music sees time worn texts weave beautifully alongside contemporary material, blurring the borders of old and new. Emily's beautiful voice eases tired ears and lifts souls with its simple beauty. She also plays accordion and piano. 2017 sees her celebrate 15 years of making music with her long term musical collaborator, and husband, Jamie McClennan. On guitar, fiddle and vocals Jamie will join Emily on stage for a special night in the Woodside ballroom. Bursting with joy and talent The Daily Telegraph "Simply entrancing" Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

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The Nick Rooke Band

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

The East Yorkshire based Nick Rooke Band play original music that crosses many genres. It is however the blend of Nick's own songs and hints of traditional Irish Folk that results in a truly interactive experience for the audience. Great songs, reflecting the world around him mix with Nicks' carefree attitude and sense of humour for a night to remember.

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Tell Tale Tusk

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

The Tell Tale Tusk folk quartet are an all-female ensemble performing original arrangements of folk songs old and new. Combining their signature three-part vocal harmony with melodious instrumentals, they bring a fresh twist to traditional music from far and wide.

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Keith Christmas

on Mon, 7 Aug 2017 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

terrace cred. presents: Headlining gigs in 1969, Keith Christmas emerged from Beckenham Arts Lab, run by some chap called David Bowie. Keith's distinctive acoustic guitar sparkles on tracks on 1969's eponymous 'David Bowie' (aka 'Space Oddity') album and a string of solo albums. Keith appeared at the very first Glastonbury Festival and, after a Who support slot, toured with King Crimson, Ten Years After, Argent, Captain Beefheart, Frank Zappa, The Kinks and Roxy Music's first UK tour. Moving yet further away from folk, Keith was signed to ELP's Manticore label in 1974, followed by a spell recording in LA before retreating from the music scene for a while. He returned in the 1990's with a fresh acoustic direction, not prolific, but with consistently critically applauded recordings. Now, impassioned, urgent, Keith Christmas is back with a new album 'Crazy Dancing Days' which has received best ever reviews and he's raring to play. 'A powerful and impassioned album by a '60s survivor with a bellyful of righteous fire' Steve Hunt - fRoots Magazine 'Raspy cult folkie Christmas returns with this open-tuned emotional outpouring autobiographical, political, haunting and it's his finest since the '70s ****' Mojo www.keithchristmas.com www.facebook.com/events/447847662236961/ www.facebook.com/terracecred

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John Fairhurst

on Tue, 8 Aug 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "John Fairhurst is possibly the finest guitarist you will ever see.. brilliant songwriting and a gravel-swilled belter of a voice.BBC Manchester John Fairhurst is the rising star of modern British guitar music, 2014's critically acclaimed full-band debut, Saltwater continues to gain rapid momentum following a world-wide publishing deal with London's Metropolis Studios and film work with the likes of Martin Scorsese. Whether performing solo, armed with his battered National Resophonic Guitar, tearing it up with his explosive three piece electric outfit, or indeed any of his various projects, John is becoming widely recognised as one of the most versatile, dynamic and powerful musicians around. Following rapturous receptions with main stage shows at numerous UK Festivals including Glastonbury, Boomtown, Secret Garden Party and notable European events. John Fairhurst is back for festivals in the summer 2017 and will be releasing solo material, plus exciting new material from his new three piece band.

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Tradarrr Pre- Cropredy Gig

on Wed, 9 Aug 2017 at Banbury Trade & Labour Club 7:30pm

What better way to get yourself in the Cropredy mood than at the second TRADarrr pre- Cropredy gig! Special guests to be announced nearer the time....

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Tradarrr Pre- Cropredy Gig

on Wed, 9 Aug 2017 at Banbury Trade & Labour Club 7:30pm

What better way to get yourself in the Cropredy mood than at the second TRADarrr pre- Cropredy gig! Special guests to be announced nearer the time....

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Kaela Rowan Band

on Wed, 9 Aug 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Mike Heron & Trembling Bells: Summer Of Love 67 - 17

on Wed, 9 Aug 2017 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:00pm

Marking the 50th anniversary since the revolutionary Summer of Love, Glasgow's psych rock cosmonauts Trembling Bells hook up with original trailblazers Mike Heron (Incredible String Band) and Ed Askew for a magic carpet ride of musical adventure. Few bands could be said to embody the spirit of the 1960s more comprehensively than the Incredible String Band. On albums such as The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter or Wee Tam and the Big Huge - with their epic perspectives, pantheistic lyrics and visionary synthesis of musical forms - ISB gave the hippy generation some of their most emblematic anthems. One of the new generations of bands indelibly influenced by ISB is the Glasgow based 4 piece Trembling Bells. To coincide with the release of Incredible String Band 'Live at Fillmore East, 1968' album, original ISB band member, Mike Heron is teaming up with Trembling Bells to perform classic String Band material from their hugely influential first four albums. Ed Askew is a painter and singer-songwriter who resides in New York City. His acid-folk masterpiece Ask the Unicorn was re-released in autumn 2016. (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A LIMITED SEATING SHOW AT THE HARE & HOUNDS)

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Joshua Burnell

on Thu, 10 Aug 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

A very talented young York-based musician, Joshua will be joined tonight by Irish harp and melodeon player Catriona Cannon and singer Frances Sladen to focus on a selection of traditional numbers from his ambitious Seasons project, which sees the release of a brand new folk song or instrumental recording each week for an entire year.

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Joshua Burnell

on Thu, 10 Aug 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

A very talented young York-based musician, Joshua will be joined tonight by Irish harp and melodeon player Catriona Cannon and singer Frances Sladen to focus on a selection of traditional numbers from his ambitious Seasons project, which sees the release of a brand new folk song or instrumental recording each week for an entire year.

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India Electric Company At Sutton House

on Thu, 10 Aug 2017 at London Sutton House 7:30pm

India Electric Company return to the National Trust's Sutton House to present their latest recordings live and unplugged in this unique Tudor setting.

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India Electric Company At Sutton House

on Thu, 10 Aug 2017 at London Sutton House 7:30pm

India Electric Company return to the National Trust's Sutton House to present their latest recordings live and unplugged in this unique Tudor setting.

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Daria Kulesh

on Thu, 10 Aug 2017 at North Shields Percy Park Rugby Club 7:30pm

Russian-born but now settled in Kings Langley, Daria Kulesh conjures a beguiling romanticism. Dynamic delivery and passion come to the fore in her debut solo album, Eternal Child', described as "phenomenal" by FATEA Magazine and named 'Album of the Month' and Runner Up in 'Best Album of 2015 from a Female Artist' by FolkWords, among numerous other accolades. From performing in a resident band at an Irish pub near the Kremlin to singing at a charity gala at the former Moscow Governor's palace; from busking in Nova Scotia, Canada to playing at Cambridge Folk Festival and the Southbank Centre, Daria's musical and personal journey is turbulent and varied - and her songs reflect that. In 2015 Daria completed her first solo UK tour, Hemel to Hebrides, and also performed a string of shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. She has appeared live in session on BBC Shropshire, BBC Kent, BBC Lincolnshire, BBC Gloucestershire, BBC Russian, BBC Three Counties, Blues and Roots Radio, Pure FM, Dapper FM, Radio Teesdale, Radio Dacorum and many more, played headline shows and prestigious support slots at numerous folk clubs and acoustic venues and headlined Birch Hill Charity Festival. After her very popular appearances for Live In The North East in 2015 and 2016 Daria is returning for her third performance following the launch of her widely acclaimed new solo album, "Long Lost Home", in February 2017. Don't miss this opportunity to hear one of the country's most captivating singer/songwriters in an up-close and personal gig no-one does it better! "I love the new album, great stories! You really have to get hold of it" (Mike Harding, the Mike Harding Folk Show) "Sweet singing" (Martin Chilton, The Telegraph) "Haunting eastern European and Russian influence, full of folklore and magic... crimson rose of a voice" (Tamsin Rosewell, Radio Warwickshire)

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The Lake District Folk Weekend

on Fri, 11 Aug 2017 at Kendal Hawkshead Brewery, Riverbar|Cumbria Staveley Village Hall|Staveley Pavilion 7:30pm

Centred around Hawkshead Brewery's 'Beer Hall', The Lake District Folk Weekend takes place on the 11th, 12th & 13th August 2017 in the picturesque Lakeland village of Staveley, nr Kendal. Staveley is perfectly situated; being only 10 minutes from the West Coast Mainline on the 'Lakes Line' from Oxenholme Lake District to Windermere, it is also served by frequent buses (Lancaster to Keswick) and boasts a variety of independent shops & cafes. Staveley is also the perfect base for walking & cycling, with both long and short routes for all abilities starting from the village. We are at the start of the beautiful Kentmere Valley - one of the most beautiful yet frequently forgotten valleys in the district. Concerts will be held Friday and Saturday evenings in The River Bar above the Hawkshead Brewery's flagship tasting space - The Beer Hall, where more music will be on offer! New for this year, some storytelling and poetry.We are also using the Village Hall for a concert on Friday and a ceilidh on Saturday. There will be a chance to see performers in the village cafes, in workshops, singarounds and sessions, in the brewery and at the Eagle & Child. Morris sides will also be joining us for the weekend. Do come and spend a weekend with us in the Lakes - whether you're a singer, instrumentalist, real-ale lover, or just like a good festival atmosphere - we guarantee a great weekend!

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Goat Roper Rodeo Band

on Fri, 11 Aug 2017 at Liverpool 81 Renshaw Street - The Arts Cafe 8:00pm

Heaven's Gate present an evening of 'Cosmic Country Blues' with the one and only Goat Roper Rodeo Band. Friday 11th August at 81 Renshaw St. Doors 8pm. Wonderfully executed acoustic country blues with two guitars, a double bass and plaintive striking harmonies, a musical landscape driven by old timey sensibilities there's a lot to like about the Goat Roper Rodeo Band. (R2 Magazine) The Goat Roper Rodeo Band take a slightly psychedelic route to the finish line and include some serious footstompin' rock 'n' roll along the way, Mix in a little gospel fire and a sprinkle of Gram and these boys ruled our last afternoon (Spiral Earth) Amazing (Bob Harris)

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Lost Bird

on Fri, 11 Aug 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LOST BiRD are a folk-country duo of Ali Whitton and Oliver Vetter. They released their first double single in February 2016 entitled When Nobody Loves You (You Don't Need to be Saved) and sold this, along with the second track Holdin' Out for Somebody through Bandcamp, Spotify, and iTunes. Their new single is Grace Has Got Green Eyes was released on 28 April 2017. LOST BiRD background: Ali Whitton was born in New Zealand but raised in the UK. He played under his own name throughout ten years of gigging that took him touring France and the UK regularly. In 2010 - after what he terms a 'mid-twenties crisis approximately' (perfect storm of bad second album, breakup, burnout) - he left the UK and returned to NZ, taking a huge step away from music. In 2012, he wrote a few new songs; started playing under the name LOST BiRD, and entered NZ Battle of the Bands as a solo act. I ended up getting to the national final in Auckland playing delicate finger-picked lyrical folk songs up against rock and metal bands. It was terrifying! In mid-2013 he became ill with glandular fever which then morphed into chronic fatigue syndrome or M.E. Since about February 2015, I found slight improvements in my energy and I started writing songs that were informed by what I'd been through, and often by the views of the sea from where I'd been recuperating. I met Oliver who began joining me on the songs with his violin and mandolin. We tested out the new songs on a heap of friends at an intimate house gig in mid-April. Ali and Oliver spend their days helping to make Wellington a better place Oliver works for Sustainable Coastlines, while Ali has an innovative role running green space and recreation projects for Wellington City Council.

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The Blinkin' Buzzards + Special Guests

on Fri, 11 Aug 2017 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:00pm

"THE BEST HOUSE BAND IN THE COUNTRY " -- Wizz Jones We appreciate the compliment, Wizz ... it's a timely tribute from the guitar legend as the band celebrates the launch of a much-requested first album. We went into Crouch End's Crypt studios to cut some wonderful, largely-forgotten old tunes now familiar to the Kalamazoo crowd -- interpretations of songs ranging from the work of Memphis folk-blues man Frank Stokes to swing band 30s superstar vocalist Al Bowlly along with instrumental nods to Clifford Gibson, Eddie Lang and Joe Venuti. The eclectic mix includes, of course, the band's take on the current occupant of the White House, Mr Trump Don't Like It, already piling up hits on YouTube and we're mighty pleased with the way everything turned out under ace Crypt studio sound engineer Anthony Leung. The Buzzards hardly need introducing but we'll do it anyway ... Paul Alcantara on vocals, guitar and ukulele, Jamie Alcantara on ukulele, Jim Morrison on fiddle and mandolin, John Paxton on vocals and guitar and Guy Simpson on vocals and Dobro. We'll be joined by special guests, including our old friend Merlin Wildman, whose great song I Shot A Pizza Rider -- backed by the Buzzards - features as a bonus track on the album. A great night in prospect!

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Blue Rose Code

on Sat, 12 Aug 2017 at Coatbridge Berits & Brown 7:30pm

An intimate and up close show with the brilliant Blue Rose Code (aka Ross Wilson) with very sepcial guests Reverieme. BLUE ROSE CODE Raised in a council high rise by his grandmother on the east side of Edinburgh, Ross Wilson skipped school to endlessly listen to his records (Motown, Chet Baker, John Coltrane and the unholy trinity of Van Morrison, John Martyn and Tom Waits). Ross found solace in music, but soon became addicted to the drink and drugs he had been heavily consuming in an effort to escape a troubled upbringing. Following the death of his grandmother Ross escaped to London, dogged by alcoholism and addiction and despite his troubles, Blue Rose Code was formed and soon started to get rave reviews for early live performances. Through 2009 and 2010 Blue Rose Code shared the stage with many celebrated writers including Bert Jansch, Kris Drever, King Creosote, John Renbourn and James Yorkston. Unable to shake off his addictions, Ross gave up playing music altogether until sobriety and redemption came unexpectedly, in Brooklyn, NY. Having been persuaded by friends to once again pick up his guitar, Ross played to small but rapt audiences in Williamsburg before returning to the UK where Blue Rose Code has since enjoyed a steady snowballing of new fans and momentum. In early 2012, now healthy and with a stunning batch of new songs, Ross was encouraged by his publishers Ho-Hum Music to record a debut album. Blue Rose Code were then chosen by hipster clothing brand Aubin & Wills as the subject of a documentary 'The Modern Craftsman' about the recording of his debut 'North Ten' in Somerset and a recent promo film for the brand featuring Alex James (Blur) aired online soundtracked by Blue Rose Code. Reveal Records MD Tom Rose saw a brilliant Blue Rose Code gig in an intimate Nottingham venue and instantly offered to work with Blue Rose Code. Blue rose Code's debut album 'North Ten' was released by Reveal Records (home to Lau, Joan As Police Woman, Kris Drever, Roddy Woomble etc) a perfect fit for an artist's who's debut features legendary bassist Danny Thompson (Kate Bush, John Martyn, Talk Talk etc). The first single from the album, 'Julie' was released on January 28th 2013. The 'Julie' E.P also features three exclusive non album recordings, including a cover of Gillian Welch's 'Everything Is Free' (a song Blue Rose Code first aired live on a recent UK tour with label mates Lau). What the critics say about Blue Rose Code '...AND LO! THE BIRD IS ON THE WING' is the new album and was previewed to a sold out theatre at 2016's Celtic Connections and released on 4th March, supported by a UK and European tour. Recorded at Gran's House Studio in the Scottish Borders and written between the Shetland Isles and rural Dorset, '...AND LO! THE BIRD IS ON THE WING' features the finest Scottish Jazz and Folk musicians, Nashville Gospel singers, The McCrary Sisters, British music legend Danny Thompson and Hollywood A-lister, none other than Ewan McGregor. Of the new record, Wilson says, "It's an album for music fans and musicians, a challenging record. "I'm passionate about that fusion of folk and jazz and where it intersects with songwriting. Working with these musicians has been a game-changer. I may have cut my throat because there's not really a single on here but, this is the album that I've written and it's just as I wished it to be." In the space of only a short few years and two stellar albums, Blue Rose Code, Edinburgh-born Ross Wilson, has gone from song-writing in the obscurity of an East London flat to being celebrated by the industry and fans alike as a legacy artist whose work stands alone. As BBC Radio 3 broadcaster Mary-Anne Kennedy said recently, Blue Rose Code is one of those rare artists whose work makes you sit up and listen. The Ballads Of Peckham Rye, Blue Rose Code's second record, was nominated for the prestigious Scottish Album Of The Year Awards in 2014 and featured a roll-call of remarkable talent, including Danny Thompson, Karine Polwart, John Wetton, Aidan O'Rourke and Kathryn Williams. 'GRATEFUL', the first single from the new album was released at the end of 2015 and was playlisted on BBC Radio Scotland for a full five weeks. Truly remarkable for an act without the backing of a label or a heavy management deal. Further praise has come from the most unexpected of quarters in Hollywood A-lister, Ewan McGregor. Ewan explained, My uncle Denis Lawson, (star of Local Hero) gave me a copy of The Ballads Of Peckham Rye, it's beautiful and I can't stop listening to it. Performing live he is stunning, and this reputation led Edith Bowman to personally ask Ross to perform on the launch show of BBC At The Quay with Texas and Stornoway. Edith described Ross' performance with a nine-piece band, including guest Karine Polwart, as truly special and beautiful. "A superb singer, songwriter and guitarist. Beautiful songs, a genuine pleasure to have been involved" Danny Thompson "Ross Wilson's mellifluous voice and fluid fingerpicking cast him as the natural successor to John Martyn." Rick Pearson, The Evening Standard "Imagine John Martyn meeting a young Van Morrison and being shipwrecked with bundle of chet baker records. Balcony TV REVERIEME Reverieme is Airdrie singer songwriter Louise Connell. Louise has performed at T in the Park, Wickerman and Edinburgh's The Edge Festival, receiving airplay on both BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6 Music. She has also supported Gotye, Emmy the Great, Damon & Naomi, Jakob Dylan, Newton Faulkner, Roses, Kings, Castles, Adam Stafford and Butcher Boy amongst others. Winning fans at BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 6 (including Lauren Laverne's headphone moment) and Radio X, Louise went back to the studio to record the album Straw Woman, working with producer Stuart Macleod, which has been critically acclaimed and is receiving heavy airplay.

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Charlie Dore Ventnor Fringe

on Sat, 12 Aug 2017 at Ventnor St Catherine's Church 6:00pm

A evening of eclectic, contemporary folk as Charlie Dore, one of the U.K.'s most respected songwriters teams up with multi instrumentalist Julian Littman of Steeleye Span. The pair, friends since they were 16 swap guitars, mandolin, harmonium, ukulele, piano, autoharp, and stories, as they showcase the brand new album Dark Matter, dip into the past five albums, and also share original acoustic versions of hits Charlie has written for others, including George Harrison. She may do a new version of ' Pilot of the Airwaves' but the new songs will stay with you too.

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New Roots: Jacob & Drinkwater/ Alice Phelps

on Sat, 12 Aug 2017 at London The Winemaker's Club 7:00pm

Please Note: THIS IS AN ADVANCE TICKET ONLY GIG, THERE ARE NO DOOR SALES ON THE NIGHT. Doors open 7.00 pm. Music from 7.30 pm 41A Farringdon Street, Ec4a 4an. Nearest tube Farringon, 3 minutes walk/ Blackfriars 4 minutes walk. The Winemakers is a strikingly atmospheric 70 capacity theatre-style candle-lit stone arch in the tunnel vaults of Holborn Viaduct. It's attached to the Winemakers Club, an independently run wine and craft beer bar. the bar is open to ticket holders only. Blessed with a wonderfully emotive voice and a talent for songwriting that ranges from the intimate to the epic, Tobias Ben Jacob played in 'The Roots Union' alongside Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin (winners of Best Duo at the BBC Folk Awards.) Some career highlights to date have included a session for BBC's 'Late Junction' on Radio 3, sharing the stage with Fleet Foxes J.Tillman, and appearances at Glastonbury, Green Man, Secret Garden Party, Larmer Tree and Electric Picnic. Upright bass player Lukas Drinkwater is in heavy demand as a performer and session musician having performed and recorded with a catalogue of acclaimed artists. Rock'n'Reel magazine describe their sound together as 'inventive and thrilling', R2 magazine have recently included them on their covermount cd, and the duo have been featured on Tom Robinson's 6Music show and Mark Radcliffe's BBC Radio 2 folk show. 'Inventive and thrilling' R2: Rock n Reel 'Definitely one to watch out for' Late Junction .BBC Radio 3 'Stand out new folk superb.. excellent' Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio 6 Website: http://www.tobiasbenjacob.com/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6JzqlkN8jk Alice Phelps leads her band on harp and powerfully husky vocals, augmented by double bass, percussion, cello, violin and backing vocals. Influenced by folk from near and far, Celtic to Eastern, she experiments with delay, blues motifs, and intricate melodies and rhythms to create a melting pot of contemporary and traditional styles, treversing the territories between psychedelic folk and cosmic jazz. This is a truly unique band, not to be missed. WATCH ALICE PHELPS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Psxf4IxOiU

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Helter Skelter With Worldly Savages + Dj Erik Mut

on Sat, 12 Aug 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A late-night party at Jamboree with Worldly Savages playing contagious Folk-Punk with ethno music spiciness, and DJ Erik Mut kicking through the early hours... "They deliver their music with a rip-roaring infectious Gyspy Punk spirit that you just have to give into and enjoylike it's your last ever party!" - Folk Radio UK "The Worldly Savages don't mess around. From the very first note, their fierce gypsy punk gets into the bloodstream and you have no choice but to dance and shout along with vocalist/guitarist Erik Mut." - Canada Arts Connect Magazine

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Billy Branch & Giles Robson Band

on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

We are thrilled to have Giles Robson and his amazing band back again. This time they bring with them the amazing 3 Time Grammy Nominee Billy Branch! So much has been said about him: Billy Branch has become a beacon and model for his times, as an artist, and social/cultural activist. Billy Branch is a Blues man; Billy Branch is the Blues! Blues Producer, Chicago Beau Billy's ability to bring personal conviction to everything he plays sets him apart from many of his contemporaries . David Whiteis, Author and Music Critic / Chicago Reader Billy Branch can effortlessly segue from vintage Little Walter to thoroughly up-to-the-minute funky blues without dropping a beat. Bill Dahl, Author and music critic More info: http://www.billybranch.com www.gilesrobson.com/

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Billy Branch & Giles Robson Band

on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

We are thrilled to have Giles Robson and his amazing band back again. This time they bring with them the amazing 3 Time Grammy Nominee Billy Branch! So much has been said about him: Billy Branch has become a beacon and model for his times, as an artist, and social/cultural activist. Billy Branch is a Blues man; Billy Branch is the Blues! Blues Producer, Chicago Beau Billy's ability to bring personal conviction to everything he plays sets him apart from many of his contemporaries . David Whiteis, Author and Music Critic / Chicago Reader Billy Branch can effortlessly segue from vintage Little Walter to thoroughly up-to-the-minute funky blues without dropping a beat. Bill Dahl, Author and music critic More info: http://www.billybranch.com www.gilesrobson.com/

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Parker Millsap

on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

At only 24 years of age, Oklahoma native Parker Millsap is quickly making a name for himself with his captivating live performances, soulful sound and character-driven narratives. He recently wrapped up a banner year, which included his network television debut on Conan, an invitation to play with Elton John at the Apple Music Festival, an Austin City Limits taping and an Americana Music Association nomination for Album of the Year, as well as winning the International Folk Music Awards' Artist Of the Year. Parker's most recent release, The Very Last Day, has received praise from The New York Times, The Boston Globe, LA Times, Austin Chronicle and Rolling Stone to name a few. Parker grew up in the tiny town of Purcell, OK (pop. 5,952) where he attended a Pentecostal church with his family three times a week for most of his youth. Though Parker doesn't consider himself very religious these days, the experiences engraved upon him inform his songwriting. Blending that fire and brimstone preaching with rock, country, blues and Waits-ian imagery, he has created a sound uniquely his own. Parker first picked up an acoustic guitar at nine, then plugged in and went electric after getting into Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, eventually starting a cover band, Fever in Blue, with classmate Michael Rose who still plays bass with him today. After graduating high school, he moved to Northern California, where he interned at Prairie Sun Recording, the studio where Tom Waits recorded Bone Machine and Mule Variations. Returning to Oklahoma, he put down the electric guitar and got into songwriting, releasing an indie album in 2012, Palisade, which he sold from the back of his van. A trip to Nashville found Parker playing at the Tin Pan South songwriter's festival, where his performance impressed Old Crow Medicine Show's manager so much that he invited Parker to open a string of dates for the band, later leading to a slot on their New Year's Eve gig at the Ryman Auditorium. Parker has also opened dates for Jason Isbell, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Lake Street Dive, Lucinda Williams and Shovels & Rope. 'I like to set goals for myself that are impossible to reach,' he explains. 'That way, I always have something to aim for, a better song, different characters, new stories. I just want to pay the bills and feed my dog, and maybe buy a new guitar every now and then. That's all I need. I don't want to be Elvis Presley, but I wouldn't complain if a million girls screamed for me, either. Just don't tell my girlfriend that.' Parker Millsap is ready to share his Oklahoma roots with the rest of the country, and, hopefully, the world.

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The Honeycutters

on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Their music has been described as Appalachian honky tonk, and being from the mountains of North Carolina, that's maybe as close as it gets. But, The Honeycutters have a richer depth of character than that suggests a factor that has won them a much wider span of appreciation around the world. The five-piece boasts a powerful lead vocalist in Amanda Anne Platt, who has been rightly compared to some of the great female performers of the post-war years. Their albums attract 5-star ratings and have landed the band on many Best-of end-of-the-year lists. Remarkable! Delicious country songs - Rock 'n' Reel magazine Unquestionably one of the finest Americana albums of 2016- Folk Radio UK Excellent destined for a great future - Maverick magazine http://www.honeycutters.com/

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Alice Jones

on Thu, 17 Aug 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Hailing from Ripponden in West Yorkshire and a protégé of Pete and Sue Coe and the Ryburn 3 Step project, Alice sings mostly traditional songs accompanied with piano or harmonium, her distinctive voice and innovative style lending a fresh and modern perspective to the material and bringing new life to old songs. She is a welcome debut visitor.

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Alice Jones

on Thu, 17 Aug 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Hailing from Ripponden in West Yorkshire and a protégé of Pete and Sue Coe and the Ryburn 3 Step project, Alice sings mostly traditional songs accompanied with piano or harmonium, her distinctive voice and innovative style lending a fresh and modern perspective to the material and bringing new life to old songs. She is a welcome debut visitor.

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Dai & The Ramblers

on Thu, 17 Aug 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ------------------------------------------------------ New Roots presents.... 4-piece DAI & THE RAMBLERS recorded their debut album Duw Duw, crammed full of their brilliant brand of Cajun and New Orleans flavoured honky-tonk, folk and gonzo jazz, at the legendary Toe Rag studios. Songwriter and singer Dai Price comes from Newport in South Wales, and previously worked with psychedelic cumbia outfit Los Chinches. Rupert Gillett grew up in Germany, and plays double bass and cello. He also performs with the London Klezmer Quartet and produces records at The Cabin studio in Walthamstow. Sheffield-born Alan Dunn plays piano and accordion, and has worked with folk legends such as Loudon Wainright III and Fairport Convention's Richard Thompson. South African fiddler Bob Loveday has performed and recorded with artists as varied as Van Morrison, Jeff Beck, The Penguin Cafe Orchestra and Paul McCartney. They're a fantastic band, with wonderful songs, all delivered by brilliant musicians, we're really looking forward to this one!! "I love his voice; I love the whole band." Paul Heaton (The Beatiful South) "Absolutely gorgeous... They make a beautiful sound." Janice Long (BBC Radio 2) "A joyous romp... will raise your spirits and gladden your heart" Michael Farley (Americana UK) ------------------------------------------- London based singer songwriter ADY JOHNSON has shared the stage with the likes of Willy Mason and Ben Howard. His accomplished, finely crafted style filters the distinctly English tones of Ray Davies and Steve Marriot through a classic, soulful acoustic folk style. His most recent release was recorded with Mercury nominated/ BBC award winning producer Gerry Diver (Lisa Knapp, Sam Lee, Tom Robinson) and brings together the soulful delivery and intimacy of Ady's live performances. if this is his musical CV he's got the job. Rudie Humphrey Americana UK Damn good! Tom Robinson BBC Radio 6 Music --------------------------------------------- New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves - for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. Website: www.newrootsevents.com New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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The Paradimes Ft Skabretta Singing Peter

on Fri, 18 Aug 2017 at Dartford Social Club 8:00am

We are pleased to welcome very special guests the Paradimes to our home town. The Paradimes are a superb reggae and ska band based in Leicester available for all types of festivals and private events. If you want the real thing, then you've found it! Skabretta (Peter) From back street pubs to the O2 Greenwhich (IndigO2) in 12 months, Skabretta have quickly become a recognised name in the ska scene and shared a stage with Jamaican reggae legends such as Dennis Alcapone, Susan Cadogan, Winton Reedy and Carl st Clare of the ACES. Coming to a town near you soon.

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Willy Porter

on Fri, 18 Aug 2017 at Abington Village Hall 7:30pm

Willy will be on stage at 20:00

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Two Ways Home

on Fri, 18 Aug 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ TWO WAYS HOME are the songwriters and alt-country duo Isabella Mariee originally from Vienna and Lewis Fowler, who grew up in Gloucestershire. Now based in London, the pair have gone from strength to strength since a trip to Nashville inspired a new name and direction for their musical partnership. In the two years that have passed since the release of their debut EP 'Wood For Trees'(March 2015), the band have enjoyed radio play across the UK & Europe, toured nationally sharing stages with artists across the country/Americana spectrum from Phil Vassar to Red Sky July and have been featured extensively in print publications including Maverick Magazine, Record Collector and The Sun, with the latter describing their sound as crystal clear harmonies tinged with melancholy. Although their live setup is sometimes an acoustic duo or trio, Two Ways Home often play as a five-piece band with Chris Brice (drums), Michael Clancy (electric guitar) and Dominik Told (bass). The acclaimed follow up EP, 'Better Days' (Dec 2015) highlighted as a stunning piece of art by One on One Music secured their reputation as a key player in the UK country & folk scene, with single 'Just For Now' played across BBC Regional Radio, Amazing Radio and on Chris Country among others. Described by The Upcoming as unique, unexpected and brilliant, interest in their music has also led to increasing demand for Two Ways Home as a songwriting team, with other artists turning to the duo to bring their distinctive sound to collaborations and co-writes. The pair will be returning to Music City later this year for an extended trip to write with fellow artists and friends. The title-track to 'Better Days' will be the final single from the EP before Two Ways Home return to the studio in the winter to record new material for release early in 2017. The song will be released with an accompanying live session video shot in Vienna in August, and a brand new 'Vienna Sessions' version of the song. In their own words: Being on stage is the best feeling, especially when you see people connecting with your songs. 'Better Days' is one of these heartfelt songs that many people can relate to and it can get pretty emotional, but this makes it very authentic and amazing to play.

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Blazin' Fiddles (start Time 8pm)

on Fri, 18 Aug 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Take a group of the hottest contemporary fiddle players from the Highlands and Islands, mix with some wonderfully sympathetic piano and guitar arrangements, and you've got Scotland's multi-award winning Blazin' Fiddles. Over the last two decades, no other band has quite managed to capture the excitement, passion and sensitivity of Scottish music. With a Blazers performance comes the rare opportunity to hear the regional expressions and individual styles of playing. Come to this show at the Universal Hall and the Scots Trad Music Awards' Folk Band of the Year 2013/14 will remind you why they are perennial favourites here.

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Blazin' Fiddles (start Time 8pm)

on Fri, 18 Aug 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Take a group of the hottest contemporary fiddle players from the Highlands and Islands, mix with some wonderfully sympathetic piano and guitar arrangements, and you've got Scotland's multi-award winning Blazin' Fiddles. Over the last two decades, no other band has quite managed to capture the excitement, passion and sensitivity of Scottish music. With a Blazers performance comes the rare opportunity to hear the regional expressions and individual styles of playing. Come to this show at the Universal Hall and the Scots Trad Music Awards' Folk Band of the Year 2013/14 will remind you why they are perennial favourites here.

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Blazin' Fiddles (start Time 8pm)

on Fri, 18 Aug 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Take a group of the hottest contemporary fiddle players from the Highlands and Islands, mix with some wonderfully sympathetic piano and guitar arrangements, and you've got Scotland's multi-award winning Blazin' Fiddles. Over the last two decades, no other band has quite managed to capture the excitement, passion and sensitivity of Scottish music. With a Blazers performance comes the rare opportunity to hear the regional expressions and individual styles of playing. Come to this show at the Universal Hall and the Scots Trad Music Awards' Folk Band of the Year 2013/14 will remind you why they are perennial favourites here.

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All The Wild Folk Presents Screamin' Miss Jackson + Guests

on Fri, 18 Aug 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Roots, Jug, Country, Skiffle, Hokum Blues, 1920s / '30s Jazz, Western Swing & Blues at Jamboree... Screamin' Miss Jackson draws influences from such diverse players such as early bluesman Casey Bill Weldon, Tampa Red and the wonderful Memphis Minnie, 1920s and '30s Jazz singers like Georgia White, Anita Carter or Lil Hadin, and the western swing feel of The Texas Playboys, mixing it all in with the country folk of Doc Watson.

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Willy Porter

on Sat, 19 Aug 2017 at Liverpool The Lowlands 7:30pm

Wisconsin native Willy Porter is a guitar virtuoso with an insinuating voice that sneaks past your defenses and gets under your skin. The Washington Post has called him a dazzling acoustic guitarist with a moody baritone, while the Boston Globe describes him as an acoustic picker with the Olympian speed of Leo Kottke bolstered by rootsy vocals and twisting, offbeat lyrics. Willy has toured with Tori Amos, Paul Simon, and Jethro Tull, whose leader, Ian Anderson, said of him: Willy Porter's music demonstrates admirably that the technical excellence of his guitar-playing will never overwhelm the essence of the song itself. In perfect symbiosis, the disciplines of performance and songwriting combine together to create the unique work for which he is admired by professional peers and audiences alike. Oh and a damn fine singer too. Thank goodness he doesn't play the flute. His music is engaging, original, and occasionally haunting, and between songs he tells hilarious stories, perhaps inspired by his background in improv comedy. Each tour date became a unique event, a musical experience much greater than just a review of past, present and future recorded work. He toured the UK in Autumn 2013 and February 2014 with Martyn Joseph, along with a solo UK tours in 2014 and 15, and his performances went down a storm every night with audiences all asking the same questionWhen he is coming back? I enjoy the security of obscurity, Willy said in a recent interview, but he's an artist who deserves an even wider following. www.willyporter.com

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Snag It! With David Mctea & The Swinging Magpies

on Sat, 19 Aug 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A Saturday night of 1920s and '30s Hot Jazz & Early Swing at Jamboree... Under the influence of prohibition-era speakeasies, the inspired 5-piece The Swinging Magpies play a delightful mix of all of the above..

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The Drystones - Music Cruise (aboard Kenavon Venture)

on Sun, 20 Aug 2017 at Devizes Kenavon Venture - The Wharf 6:45pm

Boat leaves Devizes Wharf at 7pm sharp. Fish & Chips are served onboard shortly into the journey. Ford Collier & Alex Garden, hailing from Priddy in Somerset, are still working their way through college, but are already Glastonbury Festival veterans, and are working hard on their third album. Their music can be described as lively, spirited, upliftingand damned hard to keep still to! We've been listening to them for a few years now, and we never cease to be surprised that they just keep on getting better and better.

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Daj Dook

on Sun, 20 Aug 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Far from a carbon copy of the music of Django Reinhardt, Daj Dook take their love of the gypsy jazz tradition and form a style that brings the music forward into the modern swing scene. This is gypsy jazz pushed to its limits by 4 of the top musicians in the UK. Between them they have performed with most of the leading figures in the style all over the world at festivals such as Django Reinhardt Festival De Samois (France), Turin Jazz Festival (Italy), March Mancouche festival (UK), IGGf (UK), Cloughtober festival (Ireland). Kourosh Kanani-guitar Jeremie Coullon-Guitar Matt Holborn-violin Eleazar Spreafico-double bass

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LoÏc Blejean And Tad Sargent

on Mon, 21 Aug 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

Please note that unfortunately Tad Sargent is unable to attend tonights concert - Nigel Stevens will be performing in his place 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. ------------------------------------------ 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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Curtis Eller's American Circus

on Tue, 22 Aug 2017 at Coventry The Tin at The Coal Vaults 8:00pm

Curtis Eller is diligently at work on a new full-length album for 2017! A twenty-year show business veteran, the iconoclastic banjo player and his brutish and inelegant backing band The American Circus have developed a devoted international following, based on dynamic, unhinged live performances and a disquieting back catalog of strange magnetic recordings. The past two years have found them engaged in a relentless string of one-nighters on the rock & roll club and festival stages in nearly a dozen countries on both sides of the Atlantic. Eller is a gifted and prolific songwriter whose banjo driven songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. Past recordings have seen a ghastly parade of historical luminaries, from Abraham Lincoln and Buster Keaton to Amelia Earhart and Joe Louis, sharing the spotlight with a host of Civil War generals and corrupt 19th century politicians. This time The American Circus has augmented their indelicate, rock & roll rhythms with a tempestuous cloud of horns and an graceless choir of backsliders in their quest to bring Eller's historically evocative compositions to vivid, cinematic life. Dust off your phonograph needle and get ready for the new platter!

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Curtis Eller's American Circus

on Tue, 22 Aug 2017 at Coventry The Tin at The Coal Vaults 8:00pm

Curtis Eller is diligently at work on a new full-length album for 2017! A twenty-year show business veteran, the iconoclastic banjo player and his brutish and inelegant backing band The American Circus have developed a devoted international following, based on dynamic, unhinged live performances and a disquieting back catalog of strange magnetic recordings. The past two years have found them engaged in a relentless string of one-nighters on the rock & roll club and festival stages in nearly a dozen countries on both sides of the Atlantic. Eller is a gifted and prolific songwriter whose banjo driven songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. Past recordings have seen a ghastly parade of historical luminaries, from Abraham Lincoln and Buster Keaton to Amelia Earhart and Joe Louis, sharing the spotlight with a host of Civil War generals and corrupt 19th century politicians. This time The American Circus has augmented their indelicate, rock & roll rhythms with a tempestuous cloud of horns and an graceless choir of backsliders in their quest to bring Eller's historically evocative compositions to vivid, cinematic life. Dust off your phonograph needle and get ready for the new platter!

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Ragged Union Bluegrass Band

on Tue, 22 Aug 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Ragged Union is a powerful new group that has all the essential elements of a great band top-notch musicians, original material, tight harmonies and blistering instrumentals! - Ken Seaman / Mid-Winter Bluegrass Festival Ragged Union's hard-driving bluegrass, with a tinge of the traditional and a healthy dose of the blues, has become a favourite for quite a few music lovers since their inception a few years ago. Not many folks have said it better than Ron Thomason of Dry Branch Fire Squad who said, This is your grandfather's bluegrass music but NOT his lyrics or subject matter. These tunes are 'traditional' in their approach and in presentation, but the subject matter of the lyrics is wholly modern; that is, they deal with modern angst, problems, even fixations in both a literal and metaphorical way. And this is the crux: that's entirely different than how bluegrass music has been 'updated' to date. It is beyond appropriate; it is fresh and innovative while preserving through their instruments the things one likes about bluegrass music. Some pretty powerful words for a band who is just now releasing their first album. The music coming from this six-piece Colorado based ensemble, led by husband and wife Geoff and Christina Union, is memorable and provides a platform for players performing original tunes and off-the-beaten path standards, winning fans in the process. There is an intimacy and tightness surrounding the vocals, with award-winning instrumental work, a powerful rhythmic drive, and up tempo arrangements giving way to the edgy, outsider songwriting that has become an earmark of their style.

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Courtney Marie Andrews

on Wed, 23 Aug 2017 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

At just 16 years old, Courtney Marie Andrews left home in Arizona for her first tour. She traveled up and down the West Coast, busking and playing any bars or cafés that would have her. Soon after, she took a Greyhound bus four nights straight from Phoenix to New York to do the same on the East Coast. For a decade or so since, Courtney's been a session and backup singer and guitarist for nearly 40 artists, from Jimmy Eat World to Damien Jurado. She never stopped writing her own material, though. Picking up admirers like Jurado and Ryan Adams along the way, she has quietly earned a reputation as a songwriter's songwriter. With plans to settle down for a bit and focus on her own songs, Courtney moved to the Northwest in 2011 to record her last full-length record On My Page. However, the record had hardly been released before she was on the road again performing other artists' songs, eventually leading her overseas to play guitar and sing with Belgian star Milow. At the tour's end, though, the other session players joined her to record her 2014 EP Leuven Letters in one take. It was during this time that Courtney also wrote many of the songs on Honest Life. She found herself realising the impact of growing up on the road and this constant reconciling between her and other's art and identity. Courtney will take it from there: While in Belgium for four months, I was going through a major heartbreak. I started growing homesick for America and the comfort of family and friends, and life in the states.That's where I wrote the first songs for Honest Life. It was a giant hurdle in my life. My first true growing pains as a woman. That's why in a sense, I feel this record is a coming of age album. A common thread that runs through the songs, is a great desire to fit somewhere, when nowhere fits. And wanting to get back home to the people I know and love. Once I got back to the states, I started to bartend at a small town tavern. I was home for awhile, and needed to post up while rehearsing with the band for the record. At the tavern, I felt I could truly empathise with the stories and lives of the people there. I wrote the other half of the songs about coming home and feeling a sense of belonging again. A lot of the stories at that tavern definitely ran parallel with my own, even though our lives were so different. I was the musician girl. They were farmers, construction workers, plumbers, waitresses, and cashiers. But, no matter how different, I felt we were all trying to live our most honest life.

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Anny Celsi & Nelson Bragg With Duncan Maitland

on Wed, 23 Aug 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Anny Celsi & Nelson Bragg with Duncan Maitland: From Los Angeles pop-Americana artists Anny Celsi and Nelson Bragg team up with Dublin's Duncan Maitland to form a high-energy, high-flying trio. It's Brill Building hooks, Byrds-y harmonies and Beatle-esque psychedelia! Celsi's style has been described as beatnik cool, pop-noir, and slightlydelic pop jangle, with comparisons to Suzanne Vega, Jackie DeShannon and Chrissie Hynde. While Bragg's day job is percussionist-vocalist with The Brian Wilson Band, between tours he's found time to release two critically acclaimed albums of his own, most notably Day Into Night. Maitland has plied his 12-string with pop heroes Picturehouse, Pugwash and XTC. His Lullabies for the 21st Century is a trip through the acid-tinged English foothills of rainyday sunshine pop.

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The Trials Of Cato

on Thu, 24 Aug 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

We were one of many clubs to be impressed by this young trio when they toured around open mics and singers nights last winter and we happily invited them back for a paid booking. Robin, Will and Tomos play mandolin, tenor banjo, bouzouki and guitar and sing mostly original songs with driving rhythms and rousing vocal harmonies.

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The Trials Of Cato

on Thu, 24 Aug 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

We were one of many clubs to be impressed by this young trio when they toured around open mics and singers nights last winter and we happily invited them back for a paid booking. Robin, Will and Tomos play mandolin, tenor banjo, bouzouki and guitar and sing mostly original songs with driving rhythms and rousing vocal harmonies.

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The Damien O'kane Band

on Thu, 24 Aug 2017 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016 Nominee for 'Best Album'- Damien O'Kane is a musician of many talents. A seriously good singer, with a relaxed, assured vocal style that exudes a natural warmth and empathy with the colourful characters who occupy his songs and when all the pieces are fitted together with unconditional love, care and attention to detail, the results are spectacular. Teamed up with master guitarist Steven Byrnes and Steven Iveson's sublime and exhilirating electric guitar playing: this is a trio that take traditional Irish music and song and, in the words of the The Telegraph, turn it into 'Folk-Pop that is Irish music for the 21st Century.' Damien and his band have created a sound that is hugely exciting and 'very different to anything that has gone before' (Colin Irwin). Sublime and exhilarating arrangements of the old Irish traditional songs, with influences of rock, pop, jazz, electronica and not a trace of gimmickry. Doors open from 7.30 for an 8pm start

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The Damien O'kane Band

on Thu, 24 Aug 2017 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016 Nominee for 'Best Album'- Damien O'Kane is a musician of many talents. A seriously good singer, with a relaxed, assured vocal style that exudes a natural warmth and empathy with the colourful characters who occupy his songs and when all the pieces are fitted together with unconditional love, care and attention to detail, the results are spectacular. Teamed up with master guitarist Steven Byrnes and Steven Iveson's sublime and exhilirating electric guitar playing: this is a trio that take traditional Irish music and song and, in the words of the The Telegraph, turn it into 'Folk-Pop that is Irish music for the 21st Century.' Damien and his band have created a sound that is hugely exciting and 'very different to anything that has gone before' (Colin Irwin). Sublime and exhilarating arrangements of the old Irish traditional songs, with influences of rock, pop, jazz, electronica and not a trace of gimmickry. Doors open from 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Karl Blau

on Thu, 24 Aug 2017 at Guildford Boileroom 7:00pm

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Thu, 24 Aug 2017 at Harwell Village Hall 7:00pm

Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts have been performing for 10 years, they weave wonderful stories into their music which can go from gentle ballads to lively foot stomping numbers. They were nominated for 'Best Duo' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016. Support will be from Charlie Law, a lad originally from Suffolk, but is now London based.

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The Sweetwater Warblers

on Fri, 25 Aug 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Formed at the Hoxeyville Music Festival in 2014, The Sweet Water Warblers have gone on to attract serious admiration wherever they appear. Michigan songbirds, Rachael Davis, Lindsay Lou and May Erlewine had each carved out successful careers on the American Roots Music circuit and in the process grew to respect each others' work. When they finally gelled into the potent force they have become, it was the most natural coming together three singing sirens and multi-instrumentalists whose repertoire swings from gospel and bluegrass to soul and even joyful interpretations of pop. With three-part vocal harmonies that are sublime, they trade instruments including mountain fiddle and banjo, uke, guitar and double bass. Lindsay Lou is well known as lead vocalist with her band The Flatbellys who have toured extensively and appeared at festivals ranging from MerleFest in the USA to Shetland Folk Festival in the UK. One of the main visiting attractions at Celtic Connections in 2017, she was nominated in the 2016 Best Vocalist category by the prestigious International Bluegrass Music Association. May Erlewine set out on her career as a teenager, hitchhiking across North America playing in small and large towns, riding freight trains and busking on the streets. In those travels she came to know the land and understand the pulse of the people, and her songs show a very real connection and concern with everyday folk. Her voice is instantly recognisable, and her material is these days being sung and recorded by many other artists. Rachael Davis has a broad and faithful fanbase, admired especially by her peers, with a reputation as one of the classiest gals on the scene. At the age of 21, Rachael moved to Boston to start a career as a singer-songwriter and 7 short months after joining the music community she was was awarded the Boston Music Award for best new singer-songwriter. Her influences range from the jazz stylings of Ella Fitzgerald to the soulful contemporary vocals of Patty Griffin and much more in between.

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Dave Gibb @ Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 26 Aug 2017 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards 7:30pm

A return visit from this superb singer and guitarist and not before time! Dave describes himself as a 'left-handed, balding, middle-aged songwriting folky from Scotland's highest village', which sums up many aspects of him, but doesn't tell you how extraordinarily good he is at what he does. And it's not easy to decide what he's best at. A wonderful storyteller in song, whether it's traditional or modern songs from other writers, or his own brilliantly-crafted compositions, from the sublime to the ridiculous (he likes a giggle, he says); a superb guitarist with a style as distinctive as it is effective, whether it be blues, ragtime, fingerstyle or jazz; a warm, earthy voice suited to varied subject matter and mood; and an ability to reach out to his audience with a sense of humour and timing that leaves them both totally absorbed and rolling in the aisles in many cases at the same time. If, like one of his audience members, you wish to find 'step out with a renewed sense of well-being and a silly grin' on your face, what you need is an evening with Dave Gibb!

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Alex Mckown Band

on Sat, 26 Aug 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

Alex McKown is a six times finalist in the British Blues Awards (2011 - 2016) and his songs have been played on radio stations all over the world, including several plays on the Paul Jones R&B show on BBC Radio 2. Alex normally performs as a power trio but he will be bringing a stellar six piece band to The Greystones. Alex and his band have also played at The Great British Rock and Blues Festival, Hebden Bridge Blues Festival, Bowness Bay Blues Festival, Nantwich Jazz and Blues Festival, Mold Soul and Blues Festival and the main stage at Newark Blues Festival on three occasions.

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Walthamstow Folk Festival At Mirth, Marvel And Maud

on Sat, 26 Aug 2017 at London Mirth, Marvel & Maud 12:00pm

A day and night of traditional music and dance in a beautiful 1930s cinema in Walthamstow, London (formerly the EMD/Granada). Artists performing: Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker (with special guests) Stick In The Wheel Khiyo Kathleen MacInnes Alden Patterson and Dashwood Nell Ní Chróinín Brìghde Chaimbeul Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne Carol Anderson The event runs from 12pm to 2am, with a late night ceilidh (featuring music from Tom Moore and Nick Hart), morris dance displays, tune and singing sessions, cheese and cider festival and more. Tickets available at an early-bird price of £25 until July 1st. The venue is just three minutes from Walthamstow Central station with a 24 hour tube and bus service. Sponsored by fRoots magazine. Concert venue and toilets are accessible via short ramp. Please be aware ceilidh venue can only be reached via a flight of stairs. Please contact us at the Walthamstow Folk Festival Facebook page with any questions.

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Anny Celsi/nelson Bragg/duncan Maitland

on Sat, 26 Aug 2017 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:00pm

ANNY, NELSON & DUNCAN, POP INTO HIGH WYCOMBE FOR A SHOW AS PART OF THEIR ,50 ANIVERSITY OF "THE SUMMER OF LOVE" TOUR. MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

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The Three Lions Music Festival

on Sun, 27 Aug 2017 at Godalming The Three Lions 12:15pm

The Three Lions Music Festival will take place on August 27th 2017 at The Three Lions pub in Godalming. The festival boasts 12 brilliant acts on two stages over the course of 11 hours from 12 noon to 11 PM on what promises to be an afternoon of great music, fun and dancing! All proceeds go to The Dan Eley Foundation and will help disadvantaged and homeless youngsters locally get the training and support services they need to get back into employment and fully integrate into society.

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Gospelbeach + Miranda Lee Richards

on Sun, 27 Aug 2017 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:30pm

Brent Rademaker of further, Beachwood Sparks and The Tyde brings his new band GospelbeacH over the UK for the first time this summer. The touring band also features ex-Slowdive and Mojave 3 drummer Ian McCutcheon. GospelbeacH play dreamy American roots music, with their new album Another Summer Of Love is released 16 June on Alive Naturalsound. On Another Summer Of Love, like Gram Parsons, Rademaker has drawn nourishment from the openness of Southern California and the sunny, hopeful feeling that epitomises his work is in full effect here. From the kick-off In The Desert, which slyly references The Jam to the jaunty swing of You're Already Home, which pays a subtle tribute to Rademaker's hero Chris Hillman's Girl With No Name, this is what Americana is supposed to be and sometimes is not. Smart, informed, soulful, well-executed and avoiding the slick assembly-line of 2017 Nashville, this is the kind of record that true fans of well-crafted tuneful rock live for. Tour support comes from Miranda Lee Richards and her band. Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Miranda Lee Richards started her musical career when she became friends with Kirk Hammet from Metallica, who taught her to play guitar. Early demos of her songs reached the ears of Anton Newcombe, and she joined his band The Brian Jonestown Massacre. She sang on their albums Give It Back, Bringing It All Back Home Again and Stung Out In Heaven, and appeared with them in the seminal documentary DIG!. Her music a mix of folk, psychedelia, country and indie pop, with her new album Existential Beast released 16 June on Invisible Hands Music.

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Wizz Jones

on Mon, 28 Aug 2017 at Castle Cary Caryford Community Hall 6:30pm

Wizz Jones is truly extraordinary. In fact he is widely regarded as one of the finest acoustic guitarists Britain has ever produced. His career spans 60 years. He may not be a household name but in the words of Keith Richards he is one "great guitar picker" and said to be an early influence on stars such as Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, and Jimmy Page. It is going to be a great night. Performance starts at 7.30 pm.

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Sam Outlaw And His Band

on Mon, 28 Aug 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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Curtis Eller's American Circus

on Mon, 28 Aug 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

The veteran, banjo player and songwriter famed for his dynamic, often unhinged, performances has assembled a brutish, inelegant rock & roll ensemble consisting of musicians from the US and England to bring his historically evocative compositions to vivid life! Curtis Eller is diligently at work on a new full-length album for 2017! A twenty-year show business veteran, the iconoclastic banjo player and his brutish and inelegant backing band The American Circus have developed a devoted international following, based on dynamic, unhinged live performances and a disquieting back catalog of strange magnetic recordings. The past two years have found them engaged in a relentless string of one-nighters on the rock & roll club and festival stages in nearly a dozen countries on both sides of the Atlantic. Eller is a gifted and prolific songwriter whose banjo driven songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. Past recordings have seen a ghastly parade of historical luminaries, from Abraham Lincoln and Buster Keaton to Amelia Earhart and Joe Louis, sharing the spotlight with a host of Civil War generals and corrupt 19th century politicians. This time The American Circus has augmented their indelicate, rock & roll rhythms with a tempestuous cloud of horns and an graceless choir of backsliders in their quest to bring Eller's historically evocative compositions to vivid, cinematic life. Dust off your phonograph needle and get ready for the new platter!

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Ryley Walker

on Wed, 30 Aug 2017 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8:00pm

Ryley Walker is on an unstoppable rise with albums that garner increasing hosannas from the likes of NPR, Village Voice, Uncut and Mojo in the process, earning the admiration of other musicians who have chalked up no shortage of turntable miles in Walker's life. Robert Plant declared himself a fan as did double-bass legend Danny Thompson with whom Ryley performed a number of gigs in 2016. He's returning to The Trades Club with a full band in what should be a night to remember. More at www.mrkite.org

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Music Institute Membership - September 2016 - August 2017

on Thu, 31 Aug 2017 at Guildford Institute 12:00pm

Membership of the Music Institute folk club entitles you to £1 off the price of your own ticket for any of our events plus exclusive pre-booking of our special guest nights.

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Duncan Mcfarlane Trio

on Thu, 31 Aug 2017 at Hoghton Gregson Lane Sports and Social Club 8:15pm

Duncan McFarlane 'Classy English Folk Guitar, eminently listenable vocals and great songs, both traditional and contemporary' (Mike Raven) 'Duncan's a punchy guitarist in the 'English folk' style and offers a set about equally split between his own songs, other people's and traditional' (fRoots) 'Duncan has an obvious feel for the tradition and a deep-rooted belief that it has a place in the current folk scene, aspects which he puts across with lively showmanship. 'His own songs show a canny grasp of, and response to, the tradition, while his intrinsic seriousness of intent and approach is often laced with a healthy irreverence that happens to be hugely entertaining' (Living Tradition)

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Preston Reed

on Thu, 31 Aug 2017 at Lewes The Con Club 7:30pm

PRESTON REED LEWES CON CLUB THURSDAY AUGUST 31ST After a whirlwind year performing in China, USA, Canada and Europe and an appearance on Sky Arts 'Guitar Star', Preston is set return to London! The power and depth of Preston's timeless, imagery-evoking compositions are as unique as his execution. Blues, rock, metal, funk, jazz and classical styles are distilled into a breath-taking musical and visual experience - a border-hopping musical language that tells stories without words. Recognised internationally as one of the greatest guitarists in the world, and as a ground-breaking innovator, Reed revolutionised the way the acoustic guitar is played. He has inspired generations of musicians and enchanted audiences the world over. As millions of YouTube viewers have discovered, Reed's recordings and live performances continue to define the sound of the pioneering compositional guitar genre he invented over a quarter century ago. Widely thought of as the world's most gifted guitarist Total Guitar Spectacularthe best one-man show this reviewer has seen since Bruce SpringsteenA terrific performer The Irish Independent Tickets

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Joe Martin

on Thu, 31 Aug 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Joe Martin is a Country and Americana singer songwriter from the Ribble Valley but has for the past few years been based in Leeds. Joe has always been surrounded by music, brought up listening to artists such as the Beatles, the Eagles, James Taylor, Bob Dylan. And since his interest in the genre of Americana and Country music has developed, he has taken influence from more contemporary artists such as Jason Isbell, Kacey Musgraves, John Paul White and Brent Cobb when writing his own songs. He started writing when he was fifteen and focused his efforts exclusively on Country before moving to Leeds to study music. Over the three years living in Leeds, Joe supported Country acts such as The Shires, Ward Thomas and performed at festivals such as Country to Country, The Great British Folk Festival and High and Lonesome Festival with his band. While visiting Nashville in Autumn 2016 Joe collaborated with London producer Sue McMillan and hit songwriter Jill Colucci, and also recorded at Sound Emporium Studios which has hosted artists such as Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss and the cast of the US drama Nashville.

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Isla St Clair (this Is An Oak Room Concert)

on Fri, 1 Sep 2017 at Stony Stratford The Cock Hotel (Marquee Suite) 7:30pm

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Charlie Dore & Julian Littman

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

Although best known as a respected songwriter for others, Charlie enjoys a multi-faceted career that includes acting, comedy-improvisation, writing for radio and composition for film and TV as well as performing live with her band. Charlie and Julian make sweet music together. Milk Roulette, her 8th album, was released in November 2014. It was recorded at her home studio and co-produced with her long-time collaborator Julian Littman. The title track describes Charlie's father's method of testing whether milk was off or not - by taking a swig. Support from Southampton based Brigands' Brew

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Modou Touré

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Heir of the legendary group Touré Kunda, the first African group to achieve worldwide fame in the 1980s, Modou Touré was born into music. His voice strikingly echoes that of his father, Ousmane Touré, who was the inspiration for his choice of career. Passionate about music from a tender age, he was to be found regularly singing up a storm and playing the drums under his neighbours' windows in the modest district of HLM4 in Dakar, where he spent his childhood. At 14, he took his first steps as a musician, playing percussion and singing backing vocals in local groups. He dreamt of making music his career, despite the difficult socio-economic context in Dakar. Far from discouraging him, this period forged his determination of character, which has carried him serenely along the path he has chosen. In 1996, during a rehearsal session with his father while visiting Dakar, he decided to confide in him and reveal his passion for music. It was the first time his father had heard him sing. He was very moved and it was not without some pride that he gave his son his blessing and encouraged him to continue to follow his passion, taking care to stay open to the world. In 2000, Modou founded his first group, Telo and also played with young local groups such as Elendo and Melokaan. From 2003 he began practicing the guitar, which later became his main performance instrument. In June 2007, he made his first trip to Europe, to London for a tour with the group Melokaan Dakar. After several trips between Dakar and London, he decided to settle in London and began an international career. There, he met the group Lolou, with which he toured extensively in the UK up to 2011. During this time, he met many interesting people, encounters that would prove crucial in his career. Thanks to a remarkable stage presence, he has enraptured audiences at many major events such as the Festival Africa Oyé where he has played several times, but also at many clubs in London & Liverpool. In 2012, Modou Touré met the English bluesman Ramon Goose, and the connection was immediate. A joint project emerged and following a series of concerts in clubs and at festivals (Womad, Momo's, Rich Mix...), the album The West African Project was produced in 2015. The haunting voice of Modou glides effortlessly on the riffs of Ramon's guitar, the symbiosis between the two artists is perfect. Released by Arc Music and Mixed Music the album is a huge success in the US and Europe. Between touring and various projects, Modou Touré is gradually refining his own personal project, with maturity and method. It will undoubtedly be a synthesis of his artistic career, open to the sounds of the world. In September 2015, he began recording his first album in collaboration with drummer and percussionist Papis Diongue, who brings to his work the groove he has always wanted to incorporate into his compositions. The 13 tracks set the tone for a new, very contemporary musical adventure, and bear witness to a beautiful encounter between Africa and the West. For Modou, looking for beautiful melodies is the "center of gravity" of his compositions. This inspires his lyrics (in Wolof, Mandingo, Soninke or English) and his music. He sings evocatively of the ills of modern society, the teachings of the elders, friendship and romantic relationships, hope etc. His ultimate finesse, his pure and sharp guitar playing harmoniously introduces drums, bass, percussion and the electric guitar. Using highly groovy rhythms, sometimes afrobeat, pop-rock or funk, Modou reveals the power and beauty of his sublime voice, carrying us from Dakar to London via Paris and back!

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Vin Garbutt Memorial Concert

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

All proceeds to the Garbutt family designated Charity. Appearing:- lifelong Vin Garbutt friends and collaborators Pete Davies, Charlie Barker & more tba

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John Bramwell ( I Am Kloot )

on Sat, 2 Sep 2017 at Retford St Saviour's Community Centre 7:00pm

Doors open : 19.00 First half : 19.45 - ish Pies and Peas : 20.30 - ish Second half : 21.00 - ish Bring your own drinks of choice

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Blacktop Deluxe

on Sat, 2 Sep 2017 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Blacktop Deluxe

on Sat, 2 Sep 2017 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Steve Morrison With Dave Green & Steve Brown

on Sat, 2 Sep 2017 at London The Sound Lounge 7:00pm

STEVE MORRISON accompanied by the cream of jazz rhythm sections, Dave Green (bs) & Steve Brown (dms) "You better move over to where I am at in America, man. I could find you some gigs tomorrow" ..George Benson Beautiful tone, he was great, he was really, really great. He has got stage presence, he's got star quality Tony Visconti Steve Morrison is a remarkable guitarist and melodic songwriter who was finalist in the 2016 Sky Arts Guitar Star series on TV . He is one of the very few guitarists who has mastered the playing of the bass line with his thumb whilst using his other digits for the melody line and he really swings with vocals reminiscent of JJ Cale. In another world he would truly be a legend.

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Steve Tilston @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 2 Sep 2017 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:00pm

Steve Tilston is one of our most celebrated songsmiths, widely recognised within the world of folk and contemporary music; the words, arrangements and subtle, quite superb guitar playing could be no one else. The story of Steve's lost letter from John Lennon inspired the Hollywood movie Danny Collins starring Al Pacino in the title role, now available on DVD. Fatea Awards Male Vocalist of the Year 2015, proof if needed, that after 45 years in the business Steve can still deliver the goods! The hugely talented award-winning performer presents an intimate evening of music, featuring unique arrangements of popular folksongs alongside his own critically acclaimed material. 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. 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. ...great stuff...great fun, wonderful playing and top songs, what more do you want from an evening. Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 A great narrator on top form. **** The Observer a fine and thoughtful songwriter and singer and a remarkable guitarist. **** the guardian songs of great heart, delivered with authority and instrumental panache. **** The Scotsman

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The Jigantics

on Sat, 2 Sep 2017 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

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

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The Jigantics

on Sat, 2 Sep 2017 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

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

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Jez Lowe And Kate Bramley

on Sat, 2 Sep 2017 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

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

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Jez Lowe And Kate Bramley

on Sat, 2 Sep 2017 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

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

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Rob Picazo

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Rob Picazo is a Rhythm & Blues singer and guitarist born in Madrid and based in the South East of the UK. He writes and performs his own material in an attempt to combine soulful vocals, relatable lyrics and bluesy melodies, all the while influenced by great Soul and Blues performers such as Sam Cooke, Ray Charles and Dan Penn. Following a two month trip through the South of the US, filming a documentary about roots music, Rob has been playing in popular venues throughout Sussex, Kent and London, and opening for great artists such as Gwyn Ashton, Brooks Williams, Julie McKee and Dom Pipkin.

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Tannahill Weavers

on Sun, 3 Sep 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Hatful Of Rain

on Sun, 3 Sep 2017 at Lewes The Con Club 7:30pm

Excited to have the wonderful Hatful of Rain back in Lewes. This local British contemporary folk group that combine powerful songwriting with musical flare, inspired by English, Celtic and American Roots styles. The Hatfuls use a single microphone approach to performing. This creates an intimate and engaging atmosphere characteristic of every Hatful show. They have recorded two albums Way Up On the Hill in 2012 and The Morning Key in 2014 both on our very own Union Music Store label!

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Hatful Of Rain

on Sun, 3 Sep 2017 at Lewes The Con Club 7:30pm

Excited to have the wonderful Hatful of Rain back in Lewes. This local British contemporary folk group that combine powerful songwriting with musical flare, inspired by English, Celtic and American Roots styles. The Hatfuls use a single microphone approach to performing. This creates an intimate and engaging atmosphere characteristic of every Hatful show. They have recorded two albums Way Up On the Hill in 2012 and The Morning Key in 2014 both on our very own Union Music Store label!

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Lowri Evans & Lee Mason

on Mon, 4 Sep 2017 at Etton The Processed Pea 7:30pm

Described by Bob Harris (BBC Radio 2) as a 'Wonderful Singer-songwriter' and a 'Major talent in any language', Lowri is perhaps Wales's best kept secret. Her striking voice is distinctive and powerful, capable of wide emotional range; her songs take their musical colours from a broad palette that includes folk, country, americana and blues, all beautifully knitted together through her innate musicality and heartfelt delivery. With the accomplished guitarist and singer Lee Mason by her side, together they have toured the USA, been playlisted on BBC Radio and regularly perform in venues and festivals across the UK and Ireland.

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Greg Russell And Ciaran Algar

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Two time BBC Folk Award winners Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar met in 2011. Soon after the joining of the pair, the duo were signed to Fellside Records and in July 2012 released their debut album, The Queen's Lover. Numerous tours followed as the duo developed and honed their stage craft, becoming one of the most sought after young acts on the English Folk Scene. "The press coverage and folk club reports have been glowing and rightly so" (R2 Magazine).

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Alex Cumming And Nicola Beazley

on Tue, 5 Sep 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Alex Cumming (The Teacups) & Nicola Beazley (Speldosa) are an exciting Box & Fiddle duo performing both songs and tunes from around England and beyond. They are both recent graduates of the Newcastle University Folk and Traditional Music Degree and were New Roots Finalist in 2014. The last couple of years has seen Alex & Nicola build up a great reputation performing at some top venues and festivals including Towersey Village Festival, Whitby Folk Week, Sidmouth Folk Week, Bromyard Folk Festival, Sage Gateshead and more. June 2016 sees the release of Alex and Nicola's much anticipated debut album 'Across The Water' on Haystack Records, which will be accompanied by launch tours in the UK, USA and Canada. With Alex's rhythmic danceable accordion style & strong voice and Nicola's stunning and gutsy fiddle playing, the duo create a big sound and give a new voice to the wonderful canon of English Folk Music.

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Scott Hirsch & Michael Chapman

on Tue, 5 Sep 2017 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

Together on a bill for the first time, two artists who share a musical cosmos but who's orbits hadn't yet collided: Scott Hirsch, California native who has long travelled the world's highways with Hiss Golden Messenger, for whom he plays bass guitar and is the sonic ear behind much of the production work for past albums, and Michael Chapman; veteran British songwriter and guitar sage, a peer of legends such as Bert Jansch, John Renbourn and Roy Harper. Commemorating fifty years of touring, Chapman's '50', released in January 2017 on Paradise of Bachelors, is undeniably a late career masterpiece, whilst Hirsch's solo vision has only just been debuted in 2016's 'Blue Rider Songs'. '50' was produced by and features Steve Gunn; one of the new generation of pickers with whom Hirsch has often shared a studio. Hirsch in fact wrote much of and produced the M.C. Taylor (Hiss Golden Messenger) and Gunn collaborative album, 'Golden Gunn'. Both artists cast a mercurial eye on their art-form, moving the primitive guitar into realms of blues, jazz and the avant garde. Chapman's smoky vocals have an unassailable Northern darkness and grit, whilst 'Blue Rider Songs' is suffused with a cool, soulful and sweet atmosphere. They take to the road together this year on a select run of festivals and UK dates.

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Courtney Marie Andrews

on Tue, 5 Sep 2017 at London Bush Hall 7:30pm

Due to phenomenal demand, Courtney Marie Andrews has announced a second show at Bush Hall this September.

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Rob Tognoni

on Tue, 5 Sep 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

We LOVE Rob Tognoni, he has become a friend over the years, There are many accolades and reviews about him, these are very apt: "The audience were captured by the rhythm and some people started dancing, but the majority just stared upon Tognoni's hands. His fingers were moving with breath taking speed over the strings of his white guitar. Particularily during his solo parts, people were just stunned and left with their mouths wide open due to his high precision guitar playing. Rob meanwhile stayed totally relaxed, just as if guitar playing was the most natural thing in the world..." Kölnische Rundschau - DE "Things picked up again when Rob Tognoni took to the stage, his dexterity on guitar was truly awe-inspiring. Hailing from Tasmania, he played over an hour of songs backed by his technically mind-blowing guitar, and some funky low beats from his bassist. Armed with a Stratocaster, Tognoni let loose with countless blue's licks. I particularly liked Dark Angel, as well as Bad Girl which was one of his most rocking tracks. It was all impressive, sometimes guitar-led music can get boring when it gets technical to the extreme, but with Tognoni it was just a case of standing back in appreciation for his skills. A true Tasmanian Devil..." Speyside Music Festival Review, Music Vice - GB

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Rob Tognoni

on Tue, 5 Sep 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

We LOVE Rob Tognoni, he has become a friend over the years, There are many accolades and reviews about him, these are very apt: "The audience were captured by the rhythm and some people started dancing, but the majority just stared upon Tognoni's hands. His fingers were moving with breath taking speed over the strings of his white guitar. Particularily during his solo parts, people were just stunned and left with their mouths wide open due to his high precision guitar playing. Rob meanwhile stayed totally relaxed, just as if guitar playing was the most natural thing in the world..." Kölnische Rundschau - DE "Things picked up again when Rob Tognoni took to the stage, his dexterity on guitar was truly awe-inspiring. Hailing from Tasmania, he played over an hour of songs backed by his technically mind-blowing guitar, and some funky low beats from his bassist. Armed with a Stratocaster, Tognoni let loose with countless blue's licks. I particularly liked Dark Angel, as well as Bad Girl which was one of his most rocking tracks. It was all impressive, sometimes guitar-led music can get boring when it gets technical to the extreme, but with Tognoni it was just a case of standing back in appreciation for his skills. A true Tasmanian Devil..." Speyside Music Festival Review, Music Vice - GB

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Luke Jackson

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

Luke is a young Roots Singer/Songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who in 2013 was nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and The Young Folk Category. With a bold, distinctive voice and a sweet, percussive guitar style, Luke is a confident and captivating live performer. He was also winner of Fatea's "Male Artist of the Year 2014" Over the past few years he has steadily been developing a reputation for himself in the Folk & Roots circuits either through his solo shows, many festival appearances or when opening for such luminaries as Show of Hands, Steve Knightley, Martyn Joseph, Karine Polwart, Oysterband, Paul Brady, Glen Tilbrook, Sarah Jarosz and Lucy Ward He has also completed two short tours of Scotland, which in 2015 included playing at both the highly regarded Belladrum and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. He has also undertaken a tour of Europe taking in Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany. This was followed by a prestigious support slot on the Marillion tour to end 2014 and in 2015 he performed in a series of joint headline shows with Ed Sheeran songwriting confederate Amy Wadge. His debut album 'More Than Boys' produced by the acclaimed Welsh Singer-Songwriter Martyn Joseph was released in 2012 to great reviews, as was the follow up 'Fumes and Faith' in early 2014. This record was co-produced by Luke with Cardiff based American producer Mason Neely and further reflects his development as both a writer and performer. Luke is ever present in the live music scene, gigging relentlessly all over the country and he remains a prolific songwriter having released a 7 track EP independently in Spring 2015, with a further full length album 'Tall Tales and Rumours' being released in November 2016. In January 2017 Luke won FATEA's prized 2016 Male Artist Of The Year Award. If you were lucky enough to see his début North Shields appearance last September you will know what an astonishing live performer Luke is. His return gig is bound to be very popular so be sure to get your tickets early! "Reminds me of Jeff Buckley, which can only be a good thing - Mark Radcliffe" BBC Radio 2 "Two words, bloody brilliant" Maverick 5 star review "He has a stage presence that many artists would kill for and a voice and guitar style that make you think that he's a sixty year veteran who happens to have discovered the fountain of eternal youth." Fatea Magazine

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Eileen Mcgann

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

Vancouver-based Eileen is regarded as one of North America's finest contemporary folk songwriters, as well as an outstanding singer of traditional songs from Ireland (where she has her family roots), Scotland, England and Canada. She is celebrated for her beautiful voice, compelling guitar style and vibrant stage presence.

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Eileen Mcgann

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

Vancouver-based Eileen is regarded as one of North America's finest contemporary folk songwriters, as well as an outstanding singer of traditional songs from Ireland (where she has her family roots), Scotland, England and Canada. She is celebrated for her beautiful voice, compelling guitar style and vibrant stage presence.

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Henry Priestman

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ It's absolutely brilliant.....he's found his voice! Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 With three packed out Green Note gigs under his belt, Henry's very much looking forward to returning to his favourite London intimate venue for a rare gig in the capital. In 2009, Henry (who wrote all those hits for The Christians in the 80's, and Yachts' songs in the 70's) reinvented himself as a singer-songwriter, and released his debut solo CD The Chronicles of Modern Life to critical acclaim, and singles from the album (including Grey's The New Blonde) made it onto the Radio 2 playlist. Proper Records released The Last Mad Surge of Youth, in 2014 and it garnered Henry the best reviews he's had in 36 years of releasing records (see below) His next album (a joint affair with his guitarist Les Glover) will be entitled Six of One and Half a Dozen of the Other, and the pair of them will be featuring songs from the new album in the set, as well as songs from his solo albums, and even a couple of Henry's old hits, from way back when. Here's what they said about Last Mad Surge of Youth album: UnCut: 8/10 compares favourably to Ray Davies. These are heart-warming self-assured songs from a man confidently declaring that he's not done yet R2: **** Clever crafted songwritingfull of proper tunes & grown-up wordsa clever, wily, literate writer Q: ***It's all bound by Priestman's songwriterly craft: some things age cannot whither New Zealand, Sunday Star Times ****1/2 (CD of the Week) : unique clarity, and honesty Classic Pop: **** A lovingly crafted albumhis fourth act might be his best New Zealand, The Dominion Post ****: Priestman occupies the territory somewhere between Ray Davies' sardonic take on life and Nick Lowe's sly humour...

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Megan Henwood And Jakie Oates At The Unicorn, Abingdon

on Thu, 7 Sep 2017 at Abingdon The Unicorn Theatre 7:00pm

Following the unfortunate cancellation by Kirsty Bromley, Music at the Unicorn are very fortunate and excited to welcome Megan Henwood and Jackie Oates. Jackie and Megan sparked a friendship at their local Nettlebed Folk Club 4 years ago and soon discovered how effortlessly their vocals blended.

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Sean Taylor

on Fri, 8 Sep 2017 at Ulverston Sports Club 7:45pm

Sean Taylor is a singer-songwriter from London who tours all over the world. He has released eight albums. His last four albums were recorded in Austin,Texas with producer Mark Hallman. The new album 'Flood & Burn' was released in February 2017 to excellent reviews Sean tours regularly with double bass legend Danny Thompson who has appeared on Sean's last three albums. Sean Taylor has toured throughout the UK and played Glastonbury festival four times, Cambridge Folk festival, Celtic Connections, Beautiful Days, Beverley Folk, Tolpuddle Martyrs, Chagstock, Secret Garden Party, Summertyne Americana Festival, Rhythms Of The World, Weyfest, St Ives Festival as well as hundreds of other shows in the UK & Europe. He has played support slots for Robert Cray, Tony Joe White, Richard Thompson, John Fogerty, the Neville Brothers, George Benson, Tom Paxton, Eric Bibb, June Tabor, Band of Horses, Dick Gaughan and Martin Simpson. He has also been to Ulverston a couple of times before. His smoky voice and terrific stage presence make him very popular. His songs are memorable and unique. Come and have a listen

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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band

on Fri, 8 Sep 2017 at Wokingham Emmbrook Sports & Social Club 7:45pm

Tonight we have the excellent The Goat Roper Rodeo Band. The band's impressive second album was produced by Romeo Stodart (Magic Numbers) at Doghouse Studios in London and mastered at Abbey Road Studios. With just two old guitars, an upright bass and a bucket full of rich, aching harmony, the band preach foot-stomping country blues like you've never heard before. There's a hint of Hank, a twist of Waylon and a little sprinkling of Gram in there too it"s up and down, soft and loud and it swings that big ol' country snake Not to be missed

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Richard Digance

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

2017 marks 50 years of performing by Richard Digance. With a BAFTA Nomination as TV Entertainer Of The Year and Gold Award recipient from The British Academy of Composers, he turned his back on show biz for his first love of music and live performance. 4,000 live shows, 62 British tours, 14 books, 3 stage plays, 32 albums and nearly 4 million YouTube visits says it all. He composed the audio book music for Bill Bryson's best-seller 'The Road To Little Dribbling,' His Animal Alphabet poems, serialised by The BBC, are used as English Teaching Aids, in 14 countries from The USA to Swaziland,his guitar instrumentals are used on numerous TV productions. He supported Robin Williams at The London Palladium, and supported Steve Martin in The USA. On TV he played guitar with Queen's Brian May, Status Quo and The Moody Blues. Yes, after 50 years he's still doing what he loves. He also composes incidental and soundtrack music for Film, TV, Radio, Documentaries and Audio Books.

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The Mountain Firework Company

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

The Mountain Firework Company is an acoustic 5 piece based in Brighton, England. They came together over heartache and wine to create what has been described as "gorgeous folk/alt country pop, with equal parts darkness and cheeky humour " and "alternative bluegrass with a dark treacle folk centre". ​​​ Simultaneously mournful and upbeat, The Mountain Firework Company's driving and melodic sound comes from an all acoustic string band line up of guitars, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, double bass and drums. Taking the traditional bluegrass line-up in new directions, they incorporate country, folk, bluegrass and Americana within their sound.

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Dave Arcari

on Sat, 9 Sep 2017 at Inverness Tooth & Claw 8:00am

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The Rambling All Star Revue Presents... Philip Rambow, Martin Belmont And Cheyne Pride

on Sat, 9 Sep 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Phil Rambow and Martin Belmont first crossed paths in the time remembered as Pub Rock in 1973/4. Martin was in Ducks Deluxe and Phil was the singer/songwriter with The Winkies. He went on to do various solo projects, writing with Kirsty MacColl and collaborating with Mick Ronson, Brian Eno and Ellen Foley, while Martin helped form The Rumour, who with Graham Parker, toured the world between '76 and 1980 and recording 6 albums. He went on to become lead guitarist with Carlene Carter and then Nick Lowe. In the late 80's Martin and Phil became two fifths of The Tex Pistols a country and rockabilly outfit with a circuit of pubs, restaurants and private parties to keep them in work. He also played many sessions with various artists including Johnny Cash, Elvis Costello, Billy Bragg, Carl Perkins, Kirsty Maccoll, Reg Meuross, John Hiatt, Garaint Watkins and Paul Carrack. He has been a member of 'My Darling Clementine and in the last 5 years Graham Parker and The Rumour reunited to tour the US and the UK and Europe and record 2 new albums. Martin met Cheyne Pride around 2008 while a member of Hank Wangford's Lost Cowboys (which he still is), and has worked with her on and off since then as a duo or part of a full band. Cheyne is American by birth but a long time resident of the UK. She sings Country with a voice as clear as a mountain stream and rhythm and blues as dirty as Muddy Waters! Many will also know her in her Elvis persona 'Queenie Creole'. For the past year Martin and Phil have been working as a duo (Tex, Doug and Rock'n'Roll), as do Cheyne and Martin, so for this show they are putting it all together as a trio. Expect to hear some original songs, country classics and obscurities, rocking rhythm and blues and lots of rockabilly including some Elvis favourites. One acoustic guitar one electric guitar two great voices and bunch of foot tapping soulful songs.

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The Emily Askew Band Cd Launch

on Sun, 10 Sep 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

The Emily Askew Band formed to fuse Emily's passions for Medieval and Renaissance melodies/songs and modern folk styles. Emily has had a successful career in both Folk (Askew Sisters, Alma, Ceilidh Factor and the Elizabethan Session) and Early Music (The Artisans, Shakespeare's Globe, Glyndebourne, The Dufay Collective, Joglaresa, Mediva and the Medieval Babes). Being an multi-instrumentalist playing vielle, shawm, bagpipes, recorders and medieval harp, Emily wanted to explore the possibilities of mixing these unusual sounds with modern instruments. The band bring together singer/guitarist/fiddler Jamie Roberts (Gilmore Roberts, The Dovetail Trio), fiddler/viola d'amore playing John Dipper (English Acoustic Collective, Methera, Dipper Malkin and Alma) and percussionist Louise Anna Duggan. www.emilyaskew.co.uk

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Tom Townsend

on Sun, 10 Sep 2017 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 4:30pm

Tom Townsend is the embodiment of blues, jazz, pop and soul, all fused together in one magnetic indie package. Born and raised in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, he has entertained thousands over his 25 year career to date, becoming a respected local landmark in original music. Tom is a multi-instrumentalist who first picked up a guitar at the age of 10 after hearing Buddy Hollys' 'That'll be the Day', played to him by his father who is also a musician and singer. Since then, Tom has become proficient in both guitar and drums, and has also turned his hand to piano, mandolin and bass amongst other things.

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Sally Barker In Concert

on Sun, 10 Sep 2017 at Parbold Village Hall 7:00pm

Parbold Village Hall is excited to present an evening of contemporary songs from one of the premier voices from the UK music scene. This is a rare opportunity to hear the 2014 runner-up in national TV's 'The Voice' in this setting.

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Sally Barker In Concert

on Sun, 10 Sep 2017 at Parbold Village Hall 7:00pm

Parbold Village Hall is excited to present an evening of contemporary songs from one of the premier voices from the UK music scene. This is a rare opportunity to hear the 2014 runner-up in national TV's 'The Voice' in this setting.

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The Wes Finch Band

on Sun, 10 Sep 2017 at Stoke-on-Trent Tittensor Village Hall 7:30pm

Wes Finch is a midlands based singer, guitarist and songwriter with a passion for poetry and a good song. Fronting roots ensemble 'The Dirty Band' for many years, Wes has also recorded various solo EPs and albums, most notably 2015's acclaimed 'Awena' album. This year sees the formation of side project 'The Rude Mechanicals' whose first album 'Exit, Pursued by Bear', released in April, takes words from Shakespeare and sets them to new folk and classical inspired tunes. Described as "a gem of an album, combining bittersweet contemporary style acoustic ballads, with Shakespeare's words and a subtle folk-blues swing." by FATEA magazine. Wes is looking forward to returning to Tittensor, this time bringing with him his band members Jools Street (violin) and Ben Haines (percussion) who will accompany him through a selection of original songs, old favourites, Rude Mechanicals numbers and some brand new material from a forthcoming EP to be released this year. ​ "...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 - 'Uncut Magazine' Supporting Wes and the boys at Tittensor will be Sophia Marshall Sophia, who is from Leicestershire, is formerly one half of the acclaimed Alt-country/Americana duo 'The HaveNots'. She has played hundreds of gigs across three continents, from the tiniest dives to the grandest theatres. Sophia has delighted audiences with her spellbinding voice and songs - often likened to singers such as Hope Sandoval, Emmylou Harris and Gillian Welch. Since the launch of her solo career in 2014, she has continued to develop and hone her own musical voice, showcasing her individuality alongside fond influences worn proudly on her sleeve but always presented with sincerity and sometimes painful honesty. Sophia's gloriously sad ballads and strong sultry vocal performances reach out across genres to break any listener's heart, whilst her more upbeat indie/folk numbers will put smiles on faces and set toes tapping. A500 Music aim to present some of the finest music in a friendly and intimate environment. We seat our audience in a cabaret style with tables and chairs and because we always hope to be near capacity, we allocate seating to our guests according to when they purchased their tickets By inviting you to bring your own drink, we are making the evening an inexpensive as well as enjoyable experience. Drinking glasses will be available on the night and we also provide free hot drinks. For further information please visit our website www.a500music.co.uk

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

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

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

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Tiz Mcnamara + Sarah Macdougall

on Sun, 10 Sep 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TIZ McNAMARA Tiz McNamara's independent releases have racked up over 2 Million streams on Spotify as well as featuring on UK TV shows 'Hollyoaks' and Emmerdale. Tiz has received support from some of the industries heavy weights including BBC Radio2, Amazing Radio and RTE Radio 1. He has also toured with BRITS 'Critics Choice Winner 2014' James Bay during his UK Tour. In 2012 Tiz also recorded vocals on a UK number 1 single alongisde artists such as Sir. Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams, Shane McGowan under the name 'The Justice Collective'. SARAH MACDOUGALL Stepping outside of traditional folk and flirting with sounds that could have come from The Postal Service or Kate Bush, Grand Canyon keeps the acoustic guitar but infuses the sound with heavier drums and richly textured strings and synths. The songs are about identity, love, fear, hope, growing up, rootlessness, and forgiveness. They are written from the point of view of the hopeful outsider, trying to figure out their place and make sense of the world. Grand Canyon sees Sarah challenging herself and pushing new boundaries musically and sonically, and it is an album that will surely see Sarah reach new levels in her career. Sarah has played festivals such as Iceland Airwaves, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Edmonton Folk Festival, The Great Escape, and she has been featured on CBC's vinyl Café. She has had her songs placed in TV series such as The Vampire Diaries, and has toured, opened for and shared the stage with artists such as the Cat Empire, Lee Harvey Osmond, Bruce Cockburn, Tallest Man on Earth, Passenger, and many more.

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3hattrio

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

3hattrio (three hat trio) plays American Desert Music. Their aim is to create a new music which responds to the natural world of their sacred homeland near Zion National Park in southern Utah. They also strive to acknowledge the cultural traditions of generations of people who have worked and lived on the deserts of the American southwest. The subject matter of the songs is often desert oriented, sometimes not. Mostly, they express the desert experientially from a daily-ness of watching light off distant mesas and hearing the way sound plays off sheer sandstone cliffs. Then they play music. They don't over-think it. The music is spacious, atmospheric, mirage-like, spiced with old-time cowboy, classical, jazz, and Caribbean overtones. Hal Cannon sings, plays banjo and guitar and writes many of the 3hattrio songs. He's been a practicing musician most of his life but also takes pride in his life as a folklorist, radio producer and scholar of cowboy lore. Greg Istock plays acoustic bass and foot percussion. He has a Caribbean music background and is an active visual artist. Eli Wrankle is a classically trained violinist and a student at Southern Utah University. He comes from a family of artists and joined the group when he was fifteen. Now twenty, he is the old soul of the group. 3hattrio made their European debut at Celtic Connections in 2017 to outstanding reviews. This Glasgow Scotland festival is the largest winter music festival in the world. They have been featured at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, the Moab Folk Festival and with original music and dance for Repertory Dance Theater. Mostly they play at home for their dogs and the occasional lizard, spider or Red Tailed Hawk. ' 'Dark Desert Night' reveals a musical insight of vistas that are anything but deserted with a light of understanding into the mysteries of our vast American landscape. It is a portrait of who we are, as settlers, and the legacy of who they were, before our guns, germs and steel,' - Van Dyke Parks- composer '3hattrio's music is a fresh, original sound tied to a love for the desert landand I'm a desert rat. These guys are sonic pioneers.' - Tom Russell singer/songwriter

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Ímar

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

Glasgow's hottest new folk property, five-piece Ímar have created more than a bit of a stir in little over a year since their formation. With a line-up featuring members of Mànran, RURA, Talisk and Barrule, and a heavyweight collective haul of top prizes including the 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, a BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, nine All-Ireland and eight All-Britain titles the group's formation embodies a personal reconnection with its members' formative years, dating back long before their recent camaraderie around Glasgow's justly celebrated session scene. Adam Brown (bodhrán), Adam Rhodes (bouzouki), Mohsen Amini (concertina), Ryan Murphy (uilleann pipes) and Tomás Callister (fiddle) share a strong background in Irish music although only Murphy actually hails from Ireland; Rhodes and Callister are from the Isle of Man, whilst Amini is a Glasgow native, and Brown originally from Suffolk and it is these foundations which underpin many of Ímar's distinctive qualities, in both instrumentation and material. Ímar's unmistakable synergy, however, centres on the overlapping cultural heritage between Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man. All three places once shared the same Gaelic language, and a similar, clearly potent, kinship endures between their musical traditions. striking musicianship, artful arrangements and sheer absolute delight Songlines Genuinely jaw-dropping collective virtuosity supplied frills to burn (***** five stars) The Scotsman

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Blues Caravan Featuring Big Daddy Wilson

on Mon, 11 Sep 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Take a floor-filling London soul man. Add a golden-voiced Southern States storyteller. Throw in a fast-rising Philadelphia based singer/saxophonist. Then hold on to your hats. The legendary Blues Caravan is coming to your town in 2017 with a three-artist bill that promises fireworks. Give it up for Vanessa Collier, Big Daddy Wilson and Si Cranstoun! With our very own Roger Inniss on bass - the cherry on top of this wonderful mix - we are really in for a treat. Ruf's Blues Caravan isn't like other tours. Hosted annually by Ruf Records since 2005, it reignites the grand tradition of the travelling revue show, putting a trio of stellar acts on the same bill for a night of high-octane rock 'n' roll. Backed by the seasoned Blues Caravan rhythm section plus special guest guitarist Laura Chavez, formerly of the Candye Kane Band each artist plays a killer set of their own songs, before joining forces for the grand finale.

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Blues Caravan Featuring Big Daddy Wilson

on Mon, 11 Sep 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Take a floor-filling London soul man. Add a golden-voiced Southern States storyteller. Throw in a fast-rising Philadelphia based singer/saxophonist. Then hold on to your hats. The legendary Blues Caravan is coming to your town in 2017 with a three-artist bill that promises fireworks. Give it up for Vanessa Collier, Big Daddy Wilson and Si Cranstoun! With our very own Roger Inniss on bass - the cherry on top of this wonderful mix - we are really in for a treat. Ruf's Blues Caravan isn't like other tours. Hosted annually by Ruf Records since 2005, it reignites the grand tradition of the travelling revue show, putting a trio of stellar acts on the same bill for a night of high-octane rock 'n' roll. Backed by the seasoned Blues Caravan rhythm section plus special guest guitarist Laura Chavez, formerly of the Candye Kane Band each artist plays a killer set of their own songs, before joining forces for the grand finale.

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Brona Mcvittie - Cd Launch

on Wed, 13 Sep 2017 at London Water Rats 7:30pm

We Are the Wildlife - Album Launch We are the Wildlife: The debut solo LP from folk chanteuse and songwriter Brona McVittie is steeped in the beauty and magic of her native County Down. While her own songs are inspired by the great rural scapes of Mourne, she also unearths and breathes new life into lesser-heard traditional songs from the surrounding area. Pastoral hues are evoked by her thoughtful orchestrations featuring the mighty talents of millennial post-rocker Keiron Phelan (flute), film-composer Hutch Demouilpied (trumpet), string specialist Richard Curran (violin, viola, cello) and artist-producer Myles Cochran (lap slide, drums) to underpin and gracefully complement her vocals, harp and electronics. Brona is lead singer and harpist for the London Lasses and a member of cult instrumentalists littlebow. http://bronamcvittie.com

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Brona Mcvittie - Cd Launch

on Wed, 13 Sep 2017 at London Water Rats 7:30pm

We Are the Wildlife - Album Launch We are the Wildlife: The debut solo LP from folk chanteuse and songwriter Brona McVittie is steeped in the beauty and magic of her native County Down. While her own songs are inspired by the great rural scapes of Mourne, she also unearths and breathes new life into lesser-heard traditional songs from the surrounding area. Pastoral hues are evoked by her thoughtful orchestrations featuring the mighty talents of millennial post-rocker Keiron Phelan (flute), film-composer Hutch Demouilpied (trumpet), string specialist Richard Curran (violin, viola, cello) and artist-producer Myles Cochran (lap slide, drums) to underpin and gracefully complement her vocals, harp and electronics. Brona is lead singer and harpist for the London Lasses and a member of cult instrumentalists littlebow. http://bronamcvittie.com

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Mamas Gun

on Wed, 13 Sep 2017 at London The Jazz Cafe 7:00pm

MAMAS GUN 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION SHOWS: Two nights, two totally different shows To celebrate their 10th year as a band, Londons own soul/funk outfit are putting on two very special gigs at their favourite home turf venue, Camdens JAZZ CAFE September 13th sees the band presenting all the best stuff from the last 10 years in a classic MAMAS GUN headline show PLUS a load of exclusive brand new material from their forthcoming album due for release early 2018 September 14th is a one-off MAMAS GUN + special musical guests. This evening will see the band performing an exclusive set of live collaborations with an array of very special guests and musical friends. Each date will present a totally different night of music, neither to be missed!

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Jack Lawrence & Richard Plank & Alan Ward

on Wed, 13 Sep 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Renowned flat picking guitarist, Jack Lawrence, musical partner of the legendary Doc Watson returns to the UK to perform with his friends, Richard Plank and Alan Ward. Jack Lawrence, known as the "acoustic powerhouse", Jack Lawrence is heralded as one of the finest acoustic guitarists in the USA and has influenced the current generation of flat pick virtuosos including Brian Sutton. His recordings and performances combine exciting, high spirited and innovative guitar solos with tasteful phrasing in his own inventive style. Well known as Doc Watson's partner since the early 1980's, Jack's inspired playing and smooth vocals provide listeners with performances that span musical traditions. Jack grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina and his musical odyssey began at age ten when his father took a job as sound engineer for a local music hall. Backstage at the Lake Norman Music Hall, Jack had access to many of the top acts in the Country, Bluegrass and Gospel fields as well as the local R'n'B bands. As a youngster, Jack took this opportunity to meet and learn from some of the finest players in the business. Performers of the day such as Buck Owens, Don Rich, Bill Monroe, Leon Rhodes, George Shuffler, and Flatt and Scruggs exposed Jack to a variety of styles emerging in the 1950's and 60's. Richard Plank, finger picking guitarist, has been a key figure in Cornish musical life for many years and has worked and recorded with several other prominent national and international performers. With Guy Charles he was awarded the inaugural UK Country Radio Listeners' Club Award in 2009 for their track Bully Of The Town, taken from their 2008 recording Going To The West. Alan Ward, multi instrumentalist and most recently mandolin player in the leading UK bluegrass band A Band Like Alice has also performed with Webb's Wonders, The Armadilloes, and both editions of The Bluegrass Ramblers alongside folk music luminaries including Bob Davenport, Peta Webb, Tony Engle, Rick Townend and Rosie Davis.

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Micky Moody And Ali Maas Band

on Thu, 14 Sep 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

The Ali Maas and Micky Moody collaboration began in 2014 as a songwriting venture which has since evolved into the album Black And Chrome. It is more than a coincidence that one of Ali's early influences as a singer was David Coverdale at the time when Micky was guitarist with the original Whitesnake. The results of this union, however, are not based on any form of classic rock, but more from a shared admiration of blues, soul, Americana, swampy rhythms and captivating melodies. Aside from his well-documented time with Whitesnake, Micky was also a member of Juicy Lucy, Snafu, Frankie Miller's Full House, Roger Chapman and the Shortlist, The Moody Marsden Band, The Company of Snakes, M3 and Snakecharmer. He has also been a very active session musician, author and creator of library music. Ali has always specialized in writing original material with thought provoking lyrics and inventive melodies. After an initial period of studio work, and live session singing, she progressed onto the indie rock scene as lead singer and writer for the critically acclaimed band McQueen. During this time, Ali also developed her skills as an artist and currently runs her own one-woman enterprise, making mixed media artwork and leather work for the interior design industry. Her first love is, and always has been, music. The original guitarist with Eighties soft rock chart-toppers Whitesnake, now touring with his new band is regarded as one of Britain's finest slide guitarists, and his concerts mix top quality blues with some Whitesnake surprises. Support is from fantastic Sheffield duo M&J Blues who are a headline show in their own right!! Tickets available daily from the venue until 6pm

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Enda Kenny

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

This Irish-born singer-songwriter has lived in Australia since the 1980's. His thoughtful, descriptive story songs about his adoptive homeland have struck a chord with audiences all over Australia and beyond, always memorable and spiced with plenty of humour, and he is a thoroughly entertaining stage performer, as we found in 2015 when he stood in for another indisposed singer at our club.

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Enda Kenny

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

This Irish-born singer-songwriter has lived in Australia since the 1980's. His thoughtful, descriptive story songs about his adoptive homeland have struck a chord with audiences all over Australia and beyond, always memorable and spiced with plenty of humour, and he is a thoroughly entertaining stage performer, as we found in 2015 when he stood in for another indisposed singer at our club.

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Joan Shelley

on Thu, 14 Sep 2017 at Guildford St Mary's Church 7:30pm

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Mamas Gun + Special Musical Guests

on Thu, 14 Sep 2017 at London The Jazz Cafe 7:00pm

MAMAS GUN 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION SHOWS: Two nights, two totally different shows To celebrate their 10th year as a band, Londons own soul/funk outfit are putting on two very special gigs at their favourite home turf venue, Camdens JAZZ CAFE September 13th sees the band presenting all the best stuff from the last 10 years in a classic MAMAS GUN headline show PLUS a load of exclusive brand new material from their forthcoming album due for release early 2018 September 14th is a one-off MAMAS GUN + special musical guests. This evening will see the band performing an exclusive set of live collaborations with an array of very special guests and musical friends. Each date will present a totally different night of music, neither to be missed!

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Crh Music Presents John Murry

on Thu, 14 Sep 2017 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

John Murry's debut solo album The Graceless Age was given five stars by Uncut Magazine, and the Guardian called it a work of genius. A haunting testimony of a troubled life, broken dreams, sorrow and redemption, it was the masterpiece of Southern American gothic you'd expect from someone whose adoptive mother was Williams Faulkner's cousin, and who was born in the same town as Elvis Presley. Its follow up, A Short History of Decay, is equally compelling an intensely personal document of an artist's fall from grace. A hypnotically entrancing live performer, this is a show that can't be missed.

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Acoustic Movement

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at Lytchett Matravers Halls Road Farm 4:30pm

Chilled out acoustic festival to close the festi season. Last airing for your tent before those autumn evenings start to draw in. 15th - 16th September 2017.

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Benjamin Bassford + Support

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

Forged in an old pit village outside of Mansfield, singer-songwriter Benjamin Bassford is a dynamic artist that can be found rambling between both an acoustic solo sound, to leading a band fuelled with a grit and distortion, doused and nuanced in; Blues, Roots, Folk and Country. Benjamin's style of performance can be compared, in some respects to his influences. However, while tipping his hat to the influences from which his sound has grown, Benjamin brings his own cards to the table. His latest offering "Songs from the Blue Door" marks the next step within the maturing of Benjamins' style and sound. Carved from the already lived experiences of this artist, the E.P unconsciously looks in retrospect, recounting both defining & poignant moments. 'Good British acoustic blues is a rare commodity but Benjamin has certainly put himself up there with the best, these tracks are spellbinding...' - Adrian Blacklee of Blues Matters For more information on Banjamin and to listen to his tracks go to https://www.benjaminbassford.com/music

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Benjamin Bassford + Support

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

Forged in an old pit village outside of Mansfield, singer-songwriter Benjamin Bassford is a dynamic artist that can be found rambling between both an acoustic solo sound, to leading a band fuelled with a grit and distortion, doused and nuanced in; Blues, Roots, Folk and Country. Benjamin's style of performance can be compared, in some respects to his influences. However, while tipping his hat to the influences from which his sound has grown, Benjamin brings his own cards to the table. His latest offering "Songs from the Blue Door" marks the next step within the maturing of Benjamins' style and sound. Carved from the already lived experiences of this artist, the E.P unconsciously looks in retrospect, recounting both defining & poignant moments. 'Good British acoustic blues is a rare commodity but Benjamin has certainly put himself up there with the best, these tracks are spellbinding...' - Adrian Blacklee of Blues Matters For more information on Banjamin and to listen to his tracks go to https://www.benjaminbassford.com/music

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Gordon Smith/alan Glen Band

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at London The Sound Lounge 7:00pm

GORDON SMITH/ALAN GLEN BAND Gordon Smith was once described by the late John Peel as the 'foremost white blues guitarist in the world which is a hefty epithet to carry around and potentially embarrassing to such a modest character as Gordon - but there is no doubt that he is a great blues guitarist with an authentic blues voice which caught the attention of the legendary Blue Horizon label in the early 1960s. He displays the influences of the blues greats Rev Gary Davis, Robert Johnson, Lightning Hopkins, Sleepy John Estes and most obviously the great Lonnie Johnson. Gordon Smith is joined by Alan Glen on harmonica, Jim Mercer on double bass and Bob Haddrell on piano apart from the pianist, the same stellar cast as on the acclaimed live limited edition album recorded at Brooks Blues Bar in February 2011which will be available (£10) at the gig.

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Bridge Of Sighs - A Tribute Evening To Robin Trower

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at Wokingham Emmbrook Sports & Social Club 7:45pm

ruly iconic music can only be recreated by the best musicians out there. Many try to emulate their predecessors only to fall short of the mark . Now , with highly acclaimed guitarist KEITH ATACK , superb bassist and lead vocalist PAUL RILEY and one of the uk's most highly sought after drummers TONY KILEY , they form BRIDGE OF SIGHS to give this legendary British guitarist ROBIN TROWER a salute and the credit that he deserves , long live BRITISH BLUES ROCK !!!! www.bridgeofsighs.co.uk

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Danny & The Champions Of The World

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at Manchester The Soup Kitchen 7:00pm

Here come Danny & The Champions Of The World writing themselves large, giving themselves the space, and taking the time, to deliver a magnum opus. With Brilliant Light Danny Wilson has made his All Things Must Pass a big record of hit after hit stretching over two albums plus a further bonus set of instrumentals. He's allowed both himself and his band the absolute freedom to explore, experiment, and collaborate, and they've grabbed it with both hands. Hidden away somewhere in this diverse collection you'll find the question can we release ourselves back into the brilliant light?. For Danny the brilliant light is creativity, but more than that it's collaborative creativity, and the process of birthing these songs, both by design and then serendipity, has been to maximise the creative potential of all The Champs. The two previous Champs collections Stay True (2013) and What Kind Of Love (2015) were recorded in intensive ten day stints. The songs written and rehearsed, the musicians gathered in North London at bassist Chris Clarke's Reservoir Studios and tracked everything at one fell swoop. This time around Danny wanted something different allowing an all-encompassing view of what the band was capable of. They started going into Reservoir once a month, recording what they had live, without too much reflection or correction, and then putting those results in a box and leaving them be. Every month saw a scramble to find songs to record requiring an encouragement to every band member to bring something to the table. Writing with guitarist Paul Lush for What Kind Of Love had proved liberating to Danny who'd rarely co-composed since writing with brother Julian for his previous band Grand Drive. It was exciting and rejuvenating. Scary too but reawakening, and so he'd repeatedly be asking, have you got an idea for a song? and as the months passed and the cache grew more things were tried; different configurations, other collaborators, and along the way a cluster of instrumentals arrived too. Of the eighteen songs here only 'Waiting For The Right Time' is solely composed by Danny; personal philosophy, reflections on Ronnie Lane, and a paean to neckerchief rock all rolled into one. It's the same spirit imbuing his music-making all the way from the early Champs barn shows in rural Oxfordshire with cider and painted faces; it found particular expression on Streets Of Our Time (2010) but burns through Brilliant Liight just as strongly and shows up in the singalong 'Everything We Need'. Chris Clarke co-wrote that, and with John Wheatley of The Suburban Dirts came up with the soulful Arthur Alexander-ish 'It Hit Me'. Guitarist Paul Lush provided 'Never In The Moment' a hard-hitting number with a lot of brass and something akin to The Band doing 'The Weight' with The Staple Singers. The beautiful 'Coley Point', one of Danny's personal highlights, sees him set a tune to words by Caught By The River's resident poet Will Burns. 'Bring Me To My Knees' and the cryptic 'The Circus Made The Town' are both co-writes with James Yorkston, while Polly Paulusma and Carra Bacon contribute to 'Swift Street'. Deeply personal and inspired by three family photographs; Swift Street in Melbourne is where Danny's mother grew up, and where in childhood he stayed with his grandparents. The song is near-Proustian in its recall of smells and tastes of past days. You can't overstate the importance of family and friends to Danny. It was surely, in part, a kind of loyalty to Julian that he didn't co-compose for so long after the demise of Grand Drive; certainly until now, and Andy Fairclough's arrival, there had been no specialist keyboard player in the Champs. Andy brings a Mod sensibility, a jazz grounding, and a fearlessness to the band. He plainly pushes Paul Lush, already a key improviser in live performance. You see them raising the bar for each other in the run-outs of two of the longer songs; 'Consider Me' and ' Gotta Get Things Right In My Life'. Giving them free rein and allowing them the space to show what they regularly do on the stage was another reason for the extended format, though it's not entirely coincidental that The Allman Brothers, and Al Kooper and Mike Bloomfield, have been much on Danny's turntable over the last year or so. Thus Brilliant Light is shone on a year in the life of the Champs and all the pieces are seen in play; Chris Clarke on production duty, and with Steve Brookes comprising the formidable rhythm section. Geoff Widdowson still blowing on that alto sax, and Henry Senior Jr ensconced on the pedal steel. Robin and Joe Bennett from The Dreaming Spires, Siobhan Parr, Danni Nicholls, and Treetop Flyer Reid Morrison all singing along, and from time to time a pair of brass players (Gram Canyon and Craig Chapman) and another sax (Helleanor Fitt). The Champs are understandably proud of what they've achieved. Chris Clarke says outright it's the best record this line-up has come up with so far, while for Danny it's a bit like taking a peek into somebody's house; there's great stuff that immediately grabs your attention, and then there's other stuff and you start out thinking it might be a bit mundane but as the whole picture takes shape it proves to be incredibly beautiful. That's typical Danny Wilson, a brave stab at modesty but far too honest to sell himself short. He and his band are already much loved; for their whole-hearted openness, their democracy, and their sheer joy in what they do. They're going to be loved too for this record. Very soon Brilliant Light will be the soundtrack to an awful lot of people's lives, and that is no small achievement. Tour support comes from William The Conqueror. William the Conqueror's bluesy indie-Americana has already seen them head out to Nashville to perform at AmericanaFest, share a stage with the likes of Richard Thompson and Van Morrison courtesy of a nomination for Song of the Year at the UK Americana Awards, and sign to Loose Music, where they join an immensely impressive roster including Courtney Marie Andrews, Sturgill Simpson, Andrew Combs, The Handsome Family and Danny and the Champions of the World. Their eagerly awaited debut album is called Proud Disturber of the Peace and will be out on 4 August. Recorded in sessions that took the band from Cornwall right up to the Isle of Lewis and back again, the album features the multi-instrumental talents of Harry Harding, Naomi Holmes and Ruarri Joseph, a name many folk fans may remember from his acclaimed solo output.

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Josh Okeefe

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

How can I even begin to describe Josh Okeefe? Firstly, it can't be done without a keen sense of history (which he clearly has) and, more importantly, his position along that continuum. Woody's Children is what Pete Seeger called the wave of early 1960's Greenwich Village pilgrims (Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Peter Lafarge, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Joan Baez, Tom Paxton). A decade later, legendary Broadside Magazine co-founder, Sis Cunningham, sat in her upper west side New York apartment with Pete Seeger, and a handful of 1970's singer-songwriters. Sis pointed to me and said Peter, these guys must be Woody's grandchildren. She would know: Woody used to live in the apartment with her and Friesen. If her pronouncement was accurate, then at very least, Josh Okeefe is the standard-bearer of Woody's great grandchildren. But he is so much more than that; and you don't need to understand history to appreciate his remarkable talent. It also is easily tempting to say that he answers George Jones' question Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes (Barnes & Seals); because he clearly has that original Grand Ole Opry traditionalism flowing from his guitar and his voice, though his lyrics hold so much more. His song Cigarettes is more haunting than anything I have heard out of Nashville or Austin in years and has a hook that would have made even the old songsmith maestros of Music Row smile. Like Josh himself, it is a complex delivery of traditionalism and sly commercial appeal. I swear, I can feel the haunting ghost of Johnny Cash nodding approvingly to Mr. Okeefe's Border Town. J.R. would have done that song if he'd heard Josh do it. Speaking of which, his duet with Cora Carpenter on Jackson is not at all an imitation and his riveting hammer-on/lift-off guitar work behind it genuinely leaves you empty when it abruptly Folkways-style ends on an un-sustained upbeat. His cover of traditional Darlin' Cora is at once bluegrass, Dylan, Sammy Walker and Woody Guthrie. And THAT is the thing about Josh Okeefe and his music: it won't fit into a box, no matter how we try to stuff it into one. Just when you think oh that is likeso-and-so, he fools you with just the opposite of whatever label you have found. ​ The harp is definitely Dylan-esque, even down to the sustained intakes; then on the same album he has a dust-bowl-sounding anthem to a soccer team, of all unexpected things. This young import from Derby in the UK (pronounced darby, by the way, for my fellow Americans) carries my native southern Appalachian traditional sounds to new urban (and worldly) contemporary stylistic interpretations that have to leave modern audiences hungry for more. Clearly he has a few years of performance under his belt; but he has found his place; and the amazing thing is that all along it was inside him and was the real Josh Okeefe. Almost 50 years ago, Phil Ochs, Rev. Fred Kirkpatrick, Gordon Friesen, Pete Seeger, Sis Cunningham, Moe Asch, and I were talking about creating a topical music project called I Hear America Singing (from the Walt Whitman poem). Our stated goal was to find a way to encourage a next-generation of what we called anti-tin-pan-alley singer-songwriters who would musically speak from their heart and not be afraid to speak the truth. Phil, Kirk, and Gordon died before we could make it happen. I became wrapped up in journalism. Sis, Pete, and Moe became legends. And, I guess, we all just assumed it was over. I have to tell you, for decades when people have asked me why were you on Folkways and how did you end up in the Smithsonian?, I would glibly say, I was the last of an epoch. Well I was wrong. We were wrong. Completely wrong. Josh Okeefe is here. He is the past; he is the present; and he is the future. He is awesome. He can play the Ryman and he can play the Bitter End. He can play the Bluebird and he can play the Troubadour. And they will all love him. He can pick on a porch in Gastonia North Carolina and he can sing at the NYU student center. He can rally a crowd at the Height entrance to Golden Gate Park and he can take center stage at Lincoln Center. He is an outlaw and he is commercial. He is topical and he is light. He is a poet, a musician, a writer, and maybe a prophet. It is my honor, and a humbling privilege to get to write these notes to introduce you to the GREAT Josh Okeefe. - Gary Green

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Nine Below Zero

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at Coatbridge Berits & Brown 7:30pm

An intimate up close acoustic duo show with the mod/blues legends. A very special acoustic duo show featuring iconic front man Dennis Greaves and award winning harmonica player Mark Feltham playing the bands best known songs along with some of their favourite tracks by other artists. The guys last gig with us was quite a night with 3 standing ovations. They blew the roof off the place and we expect the same with this show. Food is available before the show and tables can be booked by calling 01698 733311. ** We operate a no talking policy when the acts are performing and kindly ask that those attending the show the proper respect to the artists and your fellow gig goers **

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A Celebration Of Simon&garfunkel

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at Water Yeat Village Hall 7:30pm

Water Yeat Village Hall Present Tim Chu & Ian Bailey 8pm start Cabaret style seating-bring your own tipples & treats Find us off the A5084 to Coniston: Sat. Nav. post code LA12 8DJ Tim & Ian have grown up listening to Simon & Garfunkel's music with both the composition and vocal blend having strong influence on their respective professional careers. After years of busy individual touring schedules both Tim & Ian now found time to concentrate on this venture delivering the music of Simon & Garfunkel in their own unique way that also honours the original recordings.

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John Murry

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:30pm

John Murry was adopted at birth into the family of William Faulkner. Some have speculated that the Faulkner blood might also run in his veins, but that should be left for a Southern Gothic novel yet to be written (or perhaps re-written). Raised in Tupelo, Mississippi, in the shadow of Elvis, his undiagnosed autism led to troubles at an early age, which led to prescribed medication, which led to unprescribed medication, which led to being institutionalised for addiction and mental health issues at a too young age. Eventually, discarded onto the streets of Memphis, he found music, which became the one constant positive force in his life. Memphis led to San Francisco and San Francisco led to heroin and heroin led to a near fatal overdose on the corner of 16th and Mission, so harrowingly memorialised in his song Little Colored Balloons. Music again came to his rescue and led him to Tim Mooney (American Music Club) and the group of musicians that helped create his 2012 masterpiece The Graceless Age. The album was hailed by MOJO magazine and received a 5 out of 5 rating, UNCUT called it a 'masterpiece', both magazines included it in their Top 10 albums of the year; American Songwriter put it in their Top 5 of the year and the Guardian included it in their best of the year as well. The accolades rolled in and John toured the world. He entranced and devastated audiences with his raw, unfiltered live performances, and it looked like his trajectory was set, that music had won and would have the final word. And then Tim Mooney, John's mentor, his beacon, his bedrock, died suddenly and unexpectedly and John's world fell back in to chaos. Over the next few years, John would lose the footing that he had struggled so hard to establish. He would lose his wife, his daughter, temporarily his freedom and ultimately his country. Somewhere along this journey, John crossed paths with Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies. John had opened for the band at a show in Glasgow and Michael watched side-stage transfixed by John's performance. Over the next few years the two of them kept in touch, they talked about the music business, politics, books, but most of all they talked about music. And they talked about making an album together. Michael wanted to capture the rawness of John's songs, capture the vibe that he experienced that night in Glasgow and was even more convinced of this approach when John came through Toronto opening for Chuck Prophet and did a solo set at The Horseshoe Tavern, which was as disarming and emotional as the set of music that he had experienced in Glasgow a couple of years earlier. 'On The Graceless Age you can hear John's affinity to artists such as Mark Linkous and Mark Lanegan, but seeing him on stage, with just his guitar and his songs reminded me of Townes (Van Zandt), that raw-boned, exquisite beauty, so real that it borders on the uncomfortable, you feel you should look away, but it's just too compelling to do so. The pain, the intensity, the honesty just draws you deeper.' Eventually John completed his descent and landed in Kilkenny, Ireland where he found some solid ground as part of a welcoming arts community. Michael then convinced him to travel to his Toronto studio where Michael put a band together consisting of brother Peter Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) on drums and Josh Finlayson (Skydiggers, Gord Downie, Lee Harvey Osmond) on bass. John brought along Cait O'Riordan (The Pogues, Elvis Costello) whom he had met in Ireland and who wanted to be a part of John's journey. The five of them put aside five days to record all bedtracks and overdubs, with the brief that they would let the songs dictate where the journey took them, spontanaity was the order of the week. Michael Timmins describes the sessions, 'I felt that it was important that John got out of his own way and that we set up a situation where he would just play and sing and the rest of us would just react, no second guessing, just react and capture the moment. It was a very inspired and inspiring week of playing and recording. Very intense. And I think we captured the raw essence of John's writing and playing' A Short History Of Decay is an intensely personal document of an artist's fall from grace. It contains all the tragic elements of that unwritten Southern Gothic novel: the revelations of a man coming to terms with the personal shortcomings, the flaws and the perverse twists of fate that led him to the end of one journey and the beginning of another.

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Big Boy Bloater And The Limits

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Venue opens 19.00 Standing Event

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Damh The Bard And Spiral Dance At Glastonbury Assembly Rooms

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at Glastonbury Assembly Rooms 7:30pm

Damh the Bard and Spiral Dance (Australia) return for an evening of folk music at the wonderful Glastonbury Assembly Rooms.

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Kim Lowings & The Greenwood

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at Bristol Frenchay Village Hall 7:30pm

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Kim Lowings & The Greenwood

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at Bristol Frenchay Village Hall 7:30pm

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The Rails

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at Manchester The Deaf Institute 7:30pm

Jezebel Music are delighted to welcome The Rails back to Manchester, as they tour their new album, 'Other People'. The Rails Critically acclaimed country/folk duo The Rails, Kami Thompson and husband James Walbourne, return with a stunning new record this autumn. 'Other People' will be released on September 1st via Sony / Red Essential. Recorded in Nashville and produced by Ray Kennedy (Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams) the album features ten brand new Thompson/Walbourne original songs that showcase their trademark harmonies and vocal prowess. The Rails 2014 debut album 'Fair Warning', produced by Edwyn Collins, had critics gushing. It was chosen as Mojo's best folk album that year and the band went on to be presented the Horizon Award for Best New Act at Radio Two's prestigious Folk Awards in 2015. The new album lives up to expectations as we hear The Rails adopt a slightly harder edged sound that incorporate elements of folk, 60's pop, psychedelia and soul with a distinctive British flavour. James is one of the country's finest guitarists and full time member of the Pretenders, he also plays with both Ray Davies and the Pogues. Kami is folk rock royalty, daughter of Richard and Linda Thomson, sister to Teddy. The couple began working together in 2011 and married the following year. 'Other People' was recorded at Room & Board Studios in Nashville and features James on guitars and keyboards, drummer Cody Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), bassist Jim Boquist (Son Volt) and Eric Heywood (Ray Lamontagne) on pedal steel. Kami lends her exquisite voice and acoustic guitar playing to the proceedings.

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The Black Feathers At Cafe#9

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

The ability to write songs that are both modern and ancient is a rare thing. The product of an arcane art of weaving in traditional influences so thoroughly that they become the warp and weft of fresh creations. The Black Feathers, made up of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, are two such talents. They first became aware of the magic between them while collaborating on several musical projects, becoming The Black Feathers and life partners in 2012. Americana, Folk, and Acoustic Indie Rock sensibilities coexist comfortably in their musical world, with Hughes' guitar work buoying the kind of harmonies often only heard in family bands. 2016 has been an incredible year for the The Black Feathers. Their debut album was met with critical acclaim and broke into the Top 10 in the iTunes Country chart and the Official UK Americana Chart. A live album recorded at The Convent in Stroud has also just been released and very well received. Tours in the UK and the USA, as well as an Irish tour supporting Eddi Reader, have kept Sian and Ray busy throughout the year. They could easily rest on their laurels, but instead have been spending their downtime working on new material to be released in 2017.

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Black String & Kathryn Tickell

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at London Union Chapel 7:30pm

London's Festival of Korean Music opens with Black String + special guest Kathryn Tickell This year there will be several collaborations with international artists and the festival opens with the remarkable, Black String, joined by musician, composer and broadcaster Kathryn Tickell. 'I first encountered Black String through World on 3 on BBC Radio 3. The first track I heard was so intense and compelling - vast soundscapes, full of strange noises - alien, yet full of humanity. The more I listened, the more I felt drawn in by the music, and a sense of connection started to grow. There were little flashes of communication between their instruments and mine, the strength of tradition that underpins my music and theirs. I can't wait to hear what sort of music we might make together!' (Kathryn Tickell) On their latest, highly acclaimed album, Mask Dance (ACT Records), Black String combine the geomungo (traditional zither) and janggu (drum) with electric jazz guitar, electronics and daegeum (bamboo flute). Founded in 2011 and led by Yoon-Yeong Heo, they explore the deep, bass-like sound of the geomungo to create mesmerizing, innovative music, pushing the borders between tradition, modernity and improvisation, as Yoon-Yeong explains, 'Korea has a very long music tradition but we are modern people. We live in Seoul in the 21st century although I think in my DNA there is something very old, a deep reflection of traditional Korean culture. The music of Black String is based on traditional Korean folk and court music and has very complicated rhythm patterns. Our music is about collaboration because we want to make Korean traditional music accessible to a wider audience.' Kathryn Tickell is widely acclaimed as the foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes and her work is deeply rooted in the landscape and people of Northumbria. She has released 15 of her own albums to date and has recorded and performed with Sting, The Chieftains, Penguin Café. Part of K-Music 2017

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Royal Traditions - Molly Evans & Jack Rutter

on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7:00pm

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

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The Hut People

on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Taking the audience on a musical journey around the World, English instrumental duo The Hut People (Sam Pirt and Gary Hammond) have over the last 4 years proved to be one of THE most unique, entertaining and best-loved acts on the UK folk scene today. Mixing global rhythms with folk tunes from Quebec to Spain, Scandinavia to Sussex and everywhere in between, this is a quirky celebration of our rich musical heritage and it works so well! This is a show like nothing you've ever seen before expect feel-good dancing tunes, audience participation, step dancing, Quebecois foot-percussion (whilst playing the accordion!) and humour aplenty. Those lucky enough to have been at their previous ACE Space gig will always fondly remember the musical rendition of squeaky pigs.  Sam's strong folk background and Gary's jazz and World music (not forgetting the stint with Beautiful South) is not an obvious combination but it works so brilliantly.

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The Hut People

on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Taking the audience on a musical journey around the World, English instrumental duo The Hut People (Sam Pirt and Gary Hammond) have over the last 4 years proved to be one of THE most unique, entertaining and best-loved acts on the UK folk scene today. Mixing global rhythms with folk tunes from Quebec to Spain, Scandinavia to Sussex and everywhere in between, this is a quirky celebration of our rich musical heritage and it works so well! This is a show like nothing you've ever seen before expect feel-good dancing tunes, audience participation, step dancing, Quebecois foot-percussion (whilst playing the accordion!) and humour aplenty. Those lucky enough to have been at their previous ACE Space gig will always fondly remember the musical rendition of squeaky pigs.  Sam's strong folk background and Gary's jazz and World music (not forgetting the stint with Beautiful South) is not an obvious combination but it works so brilliantly.

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The Cadillac Kings.

on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 at Howden The Shire Hall 7:30pm

The Cadillac Kings Firm favourites on the blues, rhythm & blues & swing scenes, The Cadillac Kings feature five of the UK's top blues and roots musicians. vocals, harmonica, guitar: Mike Thomas lead guitar, vocals: Mal Barclay piano, accordion, vocals: Tim Penn drums, vocals: Roy Webber Paul Cuff: double bass Inspired by the sounds and styles of the '40s & '50s with a distinctly modern take lyric-wise (courtesy of singer & writer Mike Thomas) this is a band that has earned a reputation for wowing their audiences, from intimate clubs to major festivals, from theatres to dance-halls, the length & breadth of the UK & Europe, from the Canary Islands to Svalbard in the arctic circle. Since their formation in 2001 the band has opened shows for & shared stages with blues, rock & roots acts such as John Mayall, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Rod Piazza, Lazy Lester, Magic Slim, Lil' Ed & His Blues Imperials, Louisiana Red, Larry Garner, Nappy Brown, Sherman Robertson, Victor Wainwright, Reba Russell, Little Feat & Delbert McLinton to name but a few! * Along the way the band has picked up numerous awards including The Times Newspaper's best blues cd of the year 2004 for 'Highway 17' (33WM131) * And in 2009 Canada's 'Real Blues' Magazine's awarded them best non American cd for 'Trouble in Store' (33WM145). * Their 2012 release Gonna Tell Your Momma (33WM147) was recorded 100% live in Norway and has had rave reviews at home from 'Blues & Rhythm' to 'Folk Roots', and abroad from 'Blues Blast USA' to 'Blues News Norway'! Now approaching their sixteenth anniversary, the band has also signalled their strongest ever line-up, featuring two of the UK's very best roots players sensational pianist & accordionist - Tim Penn, and on guitar the brilliantly versatile Mal Barclay, alongside frontman Mike Thomas - 'the best blues lyricist this side of the pond' (Blues in the Northwest). *This is the line-up you can hear on their new album The Secret of my Success (33 Records WM153) Released in September 2016 to unanimous praise here & in the USA, the album quickly became distributor Propermusic's biggest seller in their blues charts, and in December was chosen by the UK's Independent Blues Broadcasters Association as one of the best 3 releases of 2016 alongside Kaz Hawkins & Joe Bonamassa. Currently the album is in the Cashbox top 40 in the USA "The UK's premier blues & roots act" John Clarke, The Times Good time blues at its very best, do not miss these guys! Lionel Ross, Blues in Britain Magazine "One of the nation's finest bands in ANY genre. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Grahame Rhodes, Blues in the Northwest. This is a band with a well earned reputation for their unfailing ability to put on a great performance, with warmth and humour exuding from every pore. In short, they are an absolute delight. Ian Ross, Darlington R&B Festival

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This Is The Kit

on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 at Sheffield The HUBs 7:00pm

This Is The Kit, the nom de plume of Kate Stables, has been in existence since the 00s, when Kate moved to Bristol and started playing and collaborating with local musicians. It was here where her debut album Krulle Bol took shape, recorded and produced by PJ Harvey's long-standing musical collaborator John Parish. Her second album, 2010's Wriggle Out The Restless was made in France alongside members of Francois and the Atlas Mountains before final touches from TITK's extended musical family were added in Bristol, Belgium and several points in between. The aim is to have fun playing with people whose work I really like, says Kate in her simple and direct fashion. The more you exchange and share with people the better things get and the more you learn. This is the Kit has opened for artists such as The National, Jose Gonzales, and Iron & Wine and was selected by Sharon Van Etten as her Favourite New Artist in an interview with Pitchfork. This is the Kits' 2015 album Bashed Out, was produced by The National's Aaron Dessner and released on his Brassland label. Bashed Out features performances from Aaron, his brother Bryce Dessner, Benjamin Lanz (Beirut), Thomas Bartlett (Doveman, The Gloaming) and Matt Barrick (The Walkmen) alongside her regular cast of collaborators. On its release, Bashed Out received critical acclaim, and was quickly seen as a breakthrough record. Packed out performances followed, including a headline show at the Scala, and the album was picked as Guy Garvey's Album of The Year for 2015 on BBC 6 Music. 2016 saw This is the Kit continue to tour relentlessly, including shows in Paris, a Scottish Highlands tour and an appearance at BBC 6music Festival in Bristol. Following on from a raft of shows and festival dates throughout the summer (including appearances at Festival Number 6, Bestival, Cambridge Folk Festival, WOMAD, Glastonbury and Guy Garvey's Meltdown) This Is the Kit played their biggest London show to date with a rapturously received sold out London Union Chapel in November, before commencing work on the follow up to Bashed Out. Having caught the eye of Rough Trade, This is the Kit signed up to the legendary label in early 2017.

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Charlie Dore & Julian Litman

on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 at Canterbury Goodnestone Park 7:00pm

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Online £13 Offline £14 On the door £15 Under 18s £5 'A gift for melody, brave, poignant, entertaining, original' Guardian ★★★★ A very special evening of eclectic, contemporary folk as Charlie Dore, one of the UK's most respected songwriters teams up with multi-instrumentalist Julian Littman of Steeleye Span and virtuoso double bass player Gareth Huw Davies for a preview her brand new album, Dark Matter. The new collection, described as a cocktail of speculation, stories and dreams served up in a hand-blown glass includes the songs Two Thousand Hour Lightbulb, Breakfast of Neutrinos, 15 Minutes With Danny Kaye and Personal Hell. Charlie promises another raid on the instrument cupboard as the pair swap guitars, mandolin, harmonium, ukulele, piano and autoharp as well as some new and different flavours to shine a personal light on her subject matter. They'll dip into favourites from the past 6 albums too and also share some original acoustic versions of hits Charlie has written for others, including George Harrison and Jimmy Nail. She may even do a new version of Pilot of the Airwaves if we ask nicely 'Beautific of voice, fragrant of melody and lyrically fearless' MOJO ★★★★ The Kingston Barn will be out of action due to a fab new kitchen extension, so we are delighted to be guests of the Fitzwalter family in the beautiful converted cowshed at Goodnestone (near Wingham), Canterbury. See Venues page for more information including address and directions. charliedore.com ON THE DAY - IF ONLINE BOOKING CLOSED THERE MAY BE TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR, CHECK WEBSITE FOR UPDATES

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Charlie Dore & Julian Litman

on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 at Canterbury Goodnestone Park 7:00pm

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Online £13 Offline £14 On the door £15 Under 18s £5 'A gift for melody, brave, poignant, entertaining, original' Guardian ★★★★ A very special evening of eclectic, contemporary folk as Charlie Dore, one of the UK's most respected songwriters teams up with multi-instrumentalist Julian Littman of Steeleye Span and virtuoso double bass player Gareth Huw Davies for a preview her brand new album, Dark Matter. The new collection, described as a cocktail of speculation, stories and dreams served up in a hand-blown glass includes the songs Two Thousand Hour Lightbulb, Breakfast of Neutrinos, 15 Minutes With Danny Kaye and Personal Hell. Charlie promises another raid on the instrument cupboard as the pair swap guitars, mandolin, harmonium, ukulele, piano and autoharp as well as some new and different flavours to shine a personal light on her subject matter. They'll dip into favourites from the past 6 albums too and also share some original acoustic versions of hits Charlie has written for others, including George Harrison and Jimmy Nail. She may even do a new version of Pilot of the Airwaves if we ask nicely 'Beautific of voice, fragrant of melody and lyrically fearless' MOJO ★★★★ The Kingston Barn will be out of action due to a fab new kitchen extension, so we are delighted to be guests of the Fitzwalter family in the beautiful converted cowshed at Goodnestone (near Wingham), Canterbury. See Venues page for more information including address and directions. charliedore.com ON THE DAY - IF ONLINE BOOKING CLOSED THERE MAY BE TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR, CHECK WEBSITE FOR UPDATES

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Na-mara @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 at Ascott-under-Wychwood The Swan 7:00pm

Na-Mara brings together talented English singer songwriter and guitarist Paul McNamara and wonderful mandolin player Rob Garcia They write fantastic songs and the stories grab you from the start and may be put on the list of enjoyable English duos such as veteran Knightley and Beer or young Cadie and Bloomer. In recent years, Na-Mara have built an enviable reputation for fine story-telling and musicianship , performing in clubs and festivals across the UK, at events in France, Spain and Germany and on BBC Radio 4 and a plethora of internet and local radio stations. They consistently deliver new and exciting material to folk audiences with their own provocative material in traditional style on contemporary and historical topics; their English translations of songs from Breton, French and Quebecois traditions; and their take on traditional tunes from Brittany, France and the Spanish Celtic regions of Asturias and Galicia

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The Vagaband

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

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

on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 at Norwich Puppet Theatre 7:30pm

Damh the Bard and Spiral Dance (Australia) return for a night of folk music and song at the gorgeous Puppet Theatre in Norwich.

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Flats & Sharps

on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

2017 has been another big year for young Cornish outfit Flats & Sharps: a hit debut album, nationwide sell out shows and a packed festival schedule including Australia, U.S.A, Ireland and mainland Europe. The band continue to gain new fans wherever they play. Hailing from Penzance, in the South West of England, Flats and Sharps blur the lines between Bluegrass, Folk, Country & Pop, performing their own highly original songs as well as their renditions of Bluegrass classics. These five incredible young musicians have honed their skills in 400 live performances over five years, charming and wowing audiences along the way. Flats and Sharps have come a long way from their humble beginning busking in Penzance as 17 year-olds to performing on the Town Square stage at the Country 2 Country Festival at the O2 in London, at Proms in Hyde Park, London which was recorded for later broadcast on the Bob Harris Country show on BBC Radio 2. Along the way that have played for (and with) the Governor of Kentucky (who jumped on stage to play with them), won fans at scores of festivals including Isle of Wight, Isle of Man, Maverick, Ireland's Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival and many Bluegrass and Folk Festivals in Europe Flats and Sharps are ones to watch out for, five talented young men who make friends wherever they play. 'The picking is exhilarating, the harmony vocals precise. You can but admire.' - MOJO '...effortlessly entertaining ...sublime five part harmonies ...the pace of their performance is breathtaking - I recommend seeing Flats and Sharps at the earliest opportunity. If you can prove your disappointment, I'll personally send you a cash refund.' - Mark Ellen - R2 Magazine 'This fusion promises to attract country enthusiasts and a wider pop audience, as have those North Carolina former buskers, the now massively successful Old Crow Medicine Show. All five were impressive instrumentalists and equally fine singers, taking it in turn to provide lead vocals or harmonies.' Robin Denselow - THE GUARDIAN ****

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Phil Beer At Exminster Victory Hall

on Sun, 17 Sep 2017 at Exminster Victory Hall 7:00pm

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Bar provided.

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Dylan Leblanc

on Sun, 17 Sep 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Dylan LeBlanc knows second chances don't come around often. But, neither do voices like his. Overwhelmed by the speed his gift would take him, from Applebee's server to the new Neil Young in a matter of months, he walked away from an unlikely major label deal after releasing two critically acclaimed albums. He slipped into a blur of booze and self-doubt. Exhausted and damaged at just 23-years-old, Dylan came home to Muscle Shoals, Alabama to write a new life for himself. In between the moments of clarity and a few familiar falls, he also wrote a new album, Cautionary Tale: a collection of shimmering, arresting songs with the same haunting vocals that caught the attention of Lucinda Williams and Bruce Springsteen, now with a sharpened edge honed by hastened maturity. This record is about me getting honest with myself, says Dylan. I had to let the guilt about the past go and find a new truth within myself. This time, I felt like I really had something to say.

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Martin Simpson

on Sun, 17 Sep 2017 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 6:00pm

Master folk guitarist, singer and songwriter Martin Simpson, touring his brand new album, 'Trials and Tribulations'. Pre-show meals MUST be booked in advance on 01326 341353. Show begins 7.30, cafe from 6pm.

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Emily Maguire

on Sun, 17 Sep 2017 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Best-known for her strong, thought-provoking lyrics and 'supremely expressive vocals' (R2 Magazine), Emily Maguire's songs have been played regularly on BBC Radio 2 and have won her fans across the globe. Emily's story is a remarkable one. Classically trained as a child on cello, piano, flute and recorder, she taught herself the guitar and started writing songs when she found herself stuck at home with a chronic illness called fibromyalgia pain syndrome. A few years later, back on her feet and fed up with grey skies and concrete, she decided to give up her flat in London for a shack made from recycled wood, tin and potato sacks on a farm out in the Australian bush. For four years she lived an eco-friendly, self-sufficient lifestyle in the shack with her Australian partner, financing her music by making and selling goats cheese on the farm. Following the release of her critically acclaimed albums 'Stranger Place' and 'Keep Walking', Emily returned to the UK touring extensively with some of the world's great singer-songwriters including American legend Don McLean, Eric Bibb, Paul Brady and Roddy Frame. The title track of 'Keep Walking' was playlisted on BBC Radio 2 in the UK and on ABC Radio across Australia. Emily's third album 'Believer', a 'masterpiece' according to Maverick Magazine, won rave reviews in the music press with 2 songs playlisted on BBC Radio 2. In 2010, her extraordinary book 'Start Over Again', a highly personal account of her experiences of dealing with bipolar disorder, was launched on BBC Radio 2 generating a huge response from listeners. Following the publication of her book, Emily performed in mental health hospitals and daycare centres in Bristol and Manchester, leaving her audience of staff, carers and patients deeply moved by her songs and inspired by her openness and willingness to share her experiences of psychosis and depression. After 7 months on the road in 2011 with the former lead singer of Dr Hook, Dennis Locorriere, Emily took time out from touring in 2012 to write and record her fourth studio album 'Bird Inside A Cage'. The album was produced by Nigel Butler (k.d. lang, Will Young, Robbie Williams) known to TV lovers as one of the producers on X Factor. With its release funded entirely by Emily's fans, 'Bird Inside A Cage' was a bold departure from her previous recordings while still retaining all the underlying trademarks of her emotive, lyric-rich songs. The title track of 'Bird Inside A Cage' was written for the award-winning Times journalist Melanie Reid, paralysed in a horse-riding accident in 2010, who described the song as her candle in the wind moment in her column in The Times Magazine. The album was released in July 2013. Emily puts her classical training and cello-playing to good use, writing and recording string arrangements for her albums. She is passionate about songwriting. saying in a recent interview that "music to me is all about uplifting, comforting and inspiring people". As an advocate for mental health, Emily speaks frequently in the media about combating the stigma of mental illness. In October 2013 she was interviewed by Libby Purves for 'Midweek' on BBC Radio 4, talking about her book 'Start Over Again' and her experiences of dealing with bipolar disorder. She described how she had hidden the condition for years until she finally decided to confront the stigma and publish her book: People said 'you're so brave', but I didn't feel brave, I just felt completely liberated. I could now talk about it. People could understand where these songs were coming from. In early 2014, Emily undertook a 3-month tour of mental health hospitals, singing her songs about surviving mental illness for staff and patients in mental health facilities across the south-west of England. The response from patients was overwhelmingly positive. As one member of staff put it: "This should happen more often - the difference in the SUs [service users] is quite amazing." Following an intensive tour of Germany in June 2014, while rehearsing for the recording of an instrumental album she had just composed, Emily developed chronic tendonitis in both arms. She had to cancel all her gigs and was unable to play her instruments for the next 18 months. This caused a deep depression which lasted a year. In 2016, back on her feet again, Emily published a new book 'Notes From The North Pole', a collection of poetry, prose and song lyrics. She did another tour of mental health hospitals and groups, with some low-key warm-up gigs in the autumn of 2016 building up to the launch of her fifth studio album 'A Bit Of Blue' in February 2017. The album has once again been produced by Nigel Butler but has a completely different sound: sparse, exquisite piano and guitar arrangements compared to the multi-layered richness of 'Bird Inside A Cage'. As Emily says, "We knew we wanted to call it 'A Bit Of Blue' and we knew we wanted it stripped bare, haunting and as beautiful as it could possibly be." By turns hopeful and reflective, 'A Bit Of Blue' always retains her trademarks - emotive, imagery-rich songs, elegant instrumentation and crystalline vocals. Songs from the new album have been played on BBC Radio across the UK with the uplifting single 'For Free' played on Radio 2. On her old MySpace page Emily cited Bach, Bob Marley and Buddha as her influences. A practising Buddhist for many years, her albums are all dedicated to her teacher Lama Jampa Thaye. She is a patron of the Oxfordshire mental health charity Restore.

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Emily Maguire

on Sun, 17 Sep 2017 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Best-known for her strong, thought-provoking lyrics and 'supremely expressive vocals' (R2 Magazine), Emily Maguire's songs have been played regularly on BBC Radio 2 and have won her fans across the globe. Emily's story is a remarkable one. Classically trained as a child on cello, piano, flute and recorder, she taught herself the guitar and started writing songs when she found herself stuck at home with a chronic illness called fibromyalgia pain syndrome. A few years later, back on her feet and fed up with grey skies and concrete, she decided to give up her flat in London for a shack made from recycled wood, tin and potato sacks on a farm out in the Australian bush. For four years she lived an eco-friendly, self-sufficient lifestyle in the shack with her Australian partner, financing her music by making and selling goats cheese on the farm. Following the release of her critically acclaimed albums 'Stranger Place' and 'Keep Walking', Emily returned to the UK touring extensively with some of the world's great singer-songwriters including American legend Don McLean, Eric Bibb, Paul Brady and Roddy Frame. The title track of 'Keep Walking' was playlisted on BBC Radio 2 in the UK and on ABC Radio across Australia. Emily's third album 'Believer', a 'masterpiece' according to Maverick Magazine, won rave reviews in the music press with 2 songs playlisted on BBC Radio 2. In 2010, her extraordinary book 'Start Over Again', a highly personal account of her experiences of dealing with bipolar disorder, was launched on BBC Radio 2 generating a huge response from listeners. Following the publication of her book, Emily performed in mental health hospitals and daycare centres in Bristol and Manchester, leaving her audience of staff, carers and patients deeply moved by her songs and inspired by her openness and willingness to share her experiences of psychosis and depression. After 7 months on the road in 2011 with the former lead singer of Dr Hook, Dennis Locorriere, Emily took time out from touring in 2012 to write and record her fourth studio album 'Bird Inside A Cage'. The album was produced by Nigel Butler (k.d. lang, Will Young, Robbie Williams) known to TV lovers as one of the producers on X Factor. With its release funded entirely by Emily's fans, 'Bird Inside A Cage' was a bold departure from her previous recordings while still retaining all the underlying trademarks of her emotive, lyric-rich songs. The title track of 'Bird Inside A Cage' was written for the award-winning Times journalist Melanie Reid, paralysed in a horse-riding accident in 2010, who described the song as her candle in the wind moment in her column in The Times Magazine. The album was released in July 2013. Emily puts her classical training and cello-playing to good use, writing and recording string arrangements for her albums. She is passionate about songwriting. saying in a recent interview that "music to me is all about uplifting, comforting and inspiring people". As an advocate for mental health, Emily speaks frequently in the media about combating the stigma of mental illness. In October 2013 she was interviewed by Libby Purves for 'Midweek' on BBC Radio 4, talking about her book 'Start Over Again' and her experiences of dealing with bipolar disorder. She described how she had hidden the condition for years until she finally decided to confront the stigma and publish her book: People said 'you're so brave', but I didn't feel brave, I just felt completely liberated. I could now talk about it. People could understand where these songs were coming from. In early 2014, Emily undertook a 3-month tour of mental health hospitals, singing her songs about surviving mental illness for staff and patients in mental health facilities across the south-west of England. The response from patients was overwhelmingly positive. As one member of staff put it: "This should happen more often - the difference in the SUs [service users] is quite amazing." Following an intensive tour of Germany in June 2014, while rehearsing for the recording of an instrumental album she had just composed, Emily developed chronic tendonitis in both arms. She had to cancel all her gigs and was unable to play her instruments for the next 18 months. This caused a deep depression which lasted a year. In 2016, back on her feet again, Emily published a new book 'Notes From The North Pole', a collection of poetry, prose and song lyrics. She did another tour of mental health hospitals and groups, with some low-key warm-up gigs in the autumn of 2016 building up to the launch of her fifth studio album 'A Bit Of Blue' in February 2017. The album has once again been produced by Nigel Butler but has a completely different sound: sparse, exquisite piano and guitar arrangements compared to the multi-layered richness of 'Bird Inside A Cage'. As Emily says, "We knew we wanted to call it 'A Bit Of Blue' and we knew we wanted it stripped bare, haunting and as beautiful as it could possibly be." By turns hopeful and reflective, 'A Bit Of Blue' always retains her trademarks - emotive, imagery-rich songs, elegant instrumentation and crystalline vocals. Songs from the new album have been played on BBC Radio across the UK with the uplifting single 'For Free' played on Radio 2. On her old MySpace page Emily cited Bach, Bob Marley and Buddha as her influences. A practising Buddhist for many years, her albums are all dedicated to her teacher Lama Jampa Thaye. She is a patron of the Oxfordshire mental health charity Restore.

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Don Kipper

on Sun, 17 Sep 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Don Kipper are an award-winning innovative ensemble playing and transforming a wide range of traditional musical forms, from Turkish Fasıl and Greek Rebetiko to Gypsy Jazz and Klezmer. While we attempt to root ourselves deeply in these traditions we always seek to explore radical interpretations and taut arrangements full of complex harmonies, polyrhythms and imaginative improvisation.

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Damh The Bard And Spiral Dance At Tower Of Song - Birmingham

on Sun, 17 Sep 2017 at Birmingham Tower of Song 7:30pm

Damh the Bard and Spiral Dance (Australia) return for an evening of folk music at the wonderful Tower of Song.

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Crh Music Presents Thea Gilmore

on Sun, 17 Sep 2017 at Bristol Colston Hall 7:30pm

A twenty year career has gained Thea Gilmore global acclaim for making music of extraordinary beauty and rare honesty and insight. Her latest album, The Counterweight, is as ethereal as it is thought-provoking, as bewitching as it is bold. Relying on an iPad and a keyboard rather than an acoustic guitar, its songs are ethereal, thought provoking and bewitching - as catchy as it is current, delving in to disco and pure pop and boasting glorious strings, intriguing samples, shimmering soundscapes and pretty piano. The Counterweight confirms Thea Gilmore as one of the finest contemporary singer songwriters around.

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Rainbow Girls Play Cafe#9

on Sun, 17 Sep 2017 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:00pm

Rainbow Girls is a collaborative of songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, vocalists, and California natives who've spent the last 5 years touring Europe and the US as a rock n' roll band, but who've recently returned to their folkier roots by embarking on a house concert tour across America. This new trio version of the band (Erin Chapin, Caitlin Gowdey, & Vanessa May) highlights their rich harmonies, ageless songwriting, and soulful, bluesy sound at its rawest form. ​ The ladies came together at an underground open mic in Santa Barbara, CA in December of 2010 and spent the following summer busking and couch surfing around Europe. Since then they have released two studio albums, toured the US and Europe extensively, and simultaneously developed two different forms of performing: 1) an electric, rock n' roll, foot stomping spectacular enticing people to get naked, let loose, and dance wildly; and 2) an intimate and acoustic set based around their unique harmonies and folkier roots.

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Susie Dobson

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

Susie Dobson EP Launch + special guests

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Purcell's Polyphonic Party

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------- You are cordially invited to a party at the house of Henry Purcell in the year of our Lord 1686. R.S.V.P. Find out what would happens when some of his more distant friends from rural Sweden and beyond gate-crash with their instruments A light-hearted programme of music seamlessly blended folk with baroque, Swedish with British and more. Prepare for a humorous fusion featuring the spinet, nyckelharpa, viola d'amore (and a light sprinkling of accordion, gandola and flageolet). Featuring a range of instruments, songs and stories let yourself be transported back to the year 1686... Purcell's Polyphonic Party are a trio of musicians come together to combine their love of Purcell, Playford, Baroque and the Nordic Noir. With 99+ strings to their armoury of instruments you can be assured that an evening has plenty of variety. The multi-talented trio will transport you via the medium of song music and story. John Dipper - viola d'amore, concertina John is a respected and established performer, composer, teacher and instrument maker, John grew up steeped in the traditions of Southern England. His unique playing style and compositions convey a deep understanding and passion for indigenous culture. John's passion for vernacular music led to his degree dissertation focussing on the interpretation of field recordings, looking at intonation, tuning and expression. Vicki Swan - nyckelharpa, bagpipes, flageolet Vicki studied at the Royal College of Music on the double bass. She also plays the various types of bagpipes, flute, recorder, piano and nyckelharpa (Swedish keyed-fiddle). On leaving music college Vicki started down the long path of folk music and was only seen on rare glimpses back in classical orchestras. You'll find Vicki now inhabiting the troll-ridden forests playing her Swedish bagpipes, bagging tunes for new books. Vicki holds the Zorn Bronze Award for the traditional playing of Swedish bagpipes and runs workshops and teaches the nyckelharpa around the UK. Jonny Dyer - spinet, accordion, gandola Jonny is a multi-instrumentalist, performer, writer and arranger. Classically trained as a pianist and trumpet player, he now specialises in traditional music from the British Isles and Scandinavia; primarily on spinet, accordion, guitar and cowhorn. By default, Jonny is probably England's leading exponent of the Swedish Kohorn (cowhorn) and was just as surprised as you probably are to find out that forests have the most wonderful echoey acoustic to play the cowhorn in!

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Ceilidh With Galopede

on Tue, 19 Sep 2017 at Kenilworth St John's Church 7:30pm

Galopede are a new ceilidh project brought to you by harmonica legend Will Pound, the astrophysical Tim Cunningham on fiddle, the spectacular caller Clare Watters, and the 14 strings of Adam Beresford-Browne on guitar and mandolin. Get on your dancing shoes!

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Saul Rose & James Delarre

on Tue, 19 Sep 2017 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

James Delarre and Saul Rose combine thrilling fiddle performances with some of the finest melodeon playing in a new duo harnessing all the subtleties of traditional music while producing an exciting and energetic display of musicianship. Together they produce flowing melodies, rich harmony and considered vocal delivery. The firm friends' joy in playing music together is hypnotic, captivating and addictive.

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Spotlight Series: The Rude Mechanicals Band

on Wed, 20 Sep 2017 at Kenilworth The Tree House Bookshop 6:15pm

The Rude Mechanicals Band are a literary inspired band, based in Warwickshire. Composed of four fine musicians, including the widely-acclaimed singer-songwriter Wes Finch, collectively 'The Rude Mechanicals' create a unique and enchanting sound, taking words from Shakespeare and other great poets and setting them to fresh folk and classical inspired music, using guitar, strings and percussion. Their debut album, 'Exit, Pursued by a Bear', was released on 26th April. Live performances are often enhanced by the presence of a small group of actors, who infuse the event with recitals, skits and interactions with the band and audience members. This blend of original music, poetry and immersive theatre makes for a unique experience. We are delighted to welcome them to Kenilworth Arts Festival as part of the 'Spotlight Series'. Doors open 6:15pm. Event starts at 6:30pm.

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Erja Lyytinen

on Wed, 20 Sep 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Aly & Phil Summer Tour 2017

on Wed, 20 Sep 2017 at Crawfordjohn Public Hall 7:00pm

Show starts 7:30 prompt Bar & Raffle Prizes.

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Southdowns Folk Festival 2017

on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 at Bognor Regis The Regis Centre 7:00pm

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Rachel Newton And Her Band

on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 at Masham Town Hall 7:30pm

Musician of the Year BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 Instrumentalist of the Year Scots Trad Awards 2016 Singer and harpist Rachel Newton specialises in interpreting traditional folk songs in both English and Scottish Gaelic, as well as writing and performing her own pieces. Her band features Lauren MacColl on fiddle, and Mattie Foulds on percussion and Sarah Hayes on keys. Rachel's most recent album is Here's My Heart Come Take It, described by The Herald as the sound of modern Scotland Newton's singing and harp at the heart of a singular vision.' With the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award sure to propel her to greater fame, this is a rare opportunity to see Rachel in an intimate setting, with the town hall's acoustics perfectly suited to her delicate harp playing and beautiful voice. 'Haunting vocals and elegant harp' The Guardian 'Harp and strings blur the border between worlds' Financial Times

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Rachel Newton And Her Band

on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 at Masham Town Hall 7:30pm

Musician of the Year BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 Instrumentalist of the Year Scots Trad Awards 2016 Singer and harpist Rachel Newton specialises in interpreting traditional folk songs in both English and Scottish Gaelic, as well as writing and performing her own pieces. Her band features Lauren MacColl on fiddle, and Mattie Foulds on percussion and Sarah Hayes on keys. Rachel's most recent album is Here's My Heart Come Take It, described by The Herald as the sound of modern Scotland Newton's singing and harp at the heart of a singular vision.' With the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award sure to propel her to greater fame, this is a rare opportunity to see Rachel in an intimate setting, with the town hall's acoustics perfectly suited to her delicate harp playing and beautiful voice. 'Haunting vocals and elegant harp' The Guardian 'Harp and strings blur the border between worlds' Financial Times

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John Murry

on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 at London St Pancras Old Church 7:30pm

The Graceless Age was a harrowing document of addiction and redemption that eventually had a happy ending. Five years later, in late 2015, Murry was contacted out of the blue by Michael Timmins of the Cowboy Junkies. They had met while working together on the Mark Linkous tribute album Sparkle On and Timmins had developed an affection for Murry's music and curiosity as to what had become of him. The proposal was a straightforward one: Murry was to come over to Toronto and record his next album with Timmins producing and members of the Cowboy Junkies as the backing band (along with the Pogues' Cait O'Riordan on backing vocals). The result is the acclaimed new album A Short History Of Decay.

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State Of The Union (hewerdine & Williams)

on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Venue opens 19.00 Unreserved Seating

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Crh Music Presents Jess And The Bandits

on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

Media favourites Jess and the Bandits are a phenomenon. Fronted by Texan vocalist and songwriter Jessica Clemmons, they've set the Americana scene alight over the last few years, winning awards and acclaim galore. High octane country rock of the finest type, with blast furnace vocals and unforgettable songs, their debut album, Here we Go Again, was described by Nashville Over Here as A fun, melodic roller coaster mix of country rock and ballads, and by Gay Times as Like Shania at her trashiest or a whiskey-drunk Kelly Clarkson, these songs have the swagger of bad women and even worse men. Their new release Smoke and Mirrors takes over where the last one left off, and confirms their reputation as one of the brightest bands around.

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Lucy Ward

on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Lucy Ward is an award winning singer-songwriter from Derby. She plays guitar, ukulele and concertina but considers her voice to be her first instrument and is a triple-finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. After winning the Horizon Award for best newcomer at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Lucy's career has gone from strength to strength establishing her as one of the hottest performers on the UK Folk scene, pulling a full capacity audience for her Cambridge Folk Festival debut. Doors open from 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Lucy Ward

on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Lucy Ward is an award winning singer-songwriter from Derby. She plays guitar, ukulele and concertina but considers her voice to be her first instrument and is a triple-finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. After winning the Horizon Award for best newcomer at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Lucy's career has gone from strength to strength establishing her as one of the hottest performers on the UK Folk scene, pulling a full capacity audience for her Cambridge Folk Festival debut. Doors open from 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Julie Felix

on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 at London Mycenae House 7:00pm

Legendary Folk singer Julie Felix returns to GFMA at Mycenae House.

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Edwina Hayes At Bingham Folk Club

on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 at Bingham Rugby Club Pavilion 8:00pm

Edwina's beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-Americana. She has opened numerous shows for the likes of Jools Holland and Van Morrison, as well as playing her own gigs on stages everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to The Royal Albert Hall. Edwina numbers Michael Parkinson and Mike Harding among her fans and the title track of her album Pour Me A Drink was covered by Nanci Griffith who calls her 'the sweetest voice in England'. Music starts at 8.30pm and finishes at 11pm. Admission at the door on the night for people without tickets will be £8 - and only possible if space permits.

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Zion Train

on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 8:00pm

One of the most unique and enjoyable live dub acts on the planet, their use of dynamic onstage dub mixing whilst performing alongside acoustic instruments and exceptional vocalists, make Zion Train one of a kind. They celebrate 30 years in 2018 and have played over 2,500 shows including Woodstock (Poland), Madasound (Martinique), Fusion Festival (Germany), Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (USA), Rototom Sunsplash (Italy/Spain), Outlook (Croatia), Boomtown (UK), Glastonbury Festival (UK) 14 TIMES , Seasplash Festival (Croatia), Bababoom Festival (Italy), Wickerman Festival (UK), Reggae Geel (Belgium), Universo Parallelo (Brazil), Reggae Sun Ska (France), Ostrada Reggae Festival (Poland), Asigiri Jam (Japan), Woodstock Festival (Poland), Sziget (Hungary), Exit (Serbia), Bielawa (Poland), Solipse (Zambia), Universo Parallelo (Brazil), and Rainbow Serpent (Australia) - about time they did another gig at The Plough then!

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Chris Leslie

on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

Fairport Convention's multi instrumental singer-songwriter, Chris Leslie is returning to Wessex Acoustic for the fourth time. Words are not enough to describe the talents of this man. In addition to being one of the kindest and most friendly of people, Chris is highly entertaining away from the support of his fellow Fairporters. His CV includes appearing in these bands : Fairport Convention, Albion Band, Feast of Fiddles, St Agnes Fountain, Whippersnapper. Come and listen to him sing and play up close and intimate, in a cosy small club environment. Chat to him in the interval. Support is from another highly talented singer-songwriter, Andy Stone, who also happens to be our brilliant sound engineer. Andy is the beating heart of Wessex Acoustic with a gentle touch on the sound control desk. Venue bar open from 7pm. Concert doors approx 7.45. Concert starts 8.15pm.

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Yapa

on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- YAPA: Three guitars, percussion and the world to explore... Acoustic travel books, Sweet grooves and Ethno-Jazz from Paris, France. Percussionist Xavier Hamon and three guitarists Simon Chenet, Fabrice Bourguignat and Christophe Combet are touring around the world writing their musical travel book. Acclaimed French band YAPA is back at the Green Note! They play awesome swing mixed with sweet ethno grooves. Three acoustic guitars, percussion and compositions that will take you on a journey through Africa, India, Polynesia, Eastern Europe, and beyond... New album "Archipel" is out in September 2017.

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Nigel Mazlyn-jones At No8 Café

on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 at Launceston No 8 Cafe 8:00pm

A rare opportunity to see this North Cornwall based, legendary musician and campaigner, who has a long tradition of fabulous planet earth inspired songwriting, starting with the seminal album 'Ship to Shore' in 1976 and latterly the album 'Raft' in 2014 featuring Guy Evans of Van der Graaf Generator. Lovers of the 12-string guitar will know his mastery of that instrument of course, and his sounds have been captivating audiences for decades.

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Jamie Smith's Mabon

on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection

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

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

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John Kirkpatrick @ Shammick Acoustic

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

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

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Neil Mcsweeney

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

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

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John Smith + Support

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

John Smith has played to audiences all over the world in festival tents, living rooms and sold-out concert halls. He tours relentlessly with his guitars, looking to communicate through a song and to share something intangible with those willing to listen. His uniquely intimate take on love, loss or even a mythic murder ballad, combined with his innovative guitar work, have won him a loyal following. John has opened shows for Iron and Wine, John Martyn, Tinariwen and Gil Scott-Heron, and has performed alongside the likes of Jackson Browne, Jerry Douglas, Richard Hawley, Jarvis Cocker and Rodney Crowell. In his occasional role as session musician he has played electric guitar for David Gray, Lisa Hannigan, LeAnn Rimes and Lianne La Havas. It's all for the love of the guitar. John plays a rumbling acoustic fingerstyle but sometimes uses a slide or plays the guitar on his lap. His playing and honey-on-gravel vocals have brought crowds the world over to pin-drop silence and rapturous applause. John has self-released four albums: "The Fox and the Monk" (2006), "Map Or Direction" (2009), "Eavesdropping" (2011) and Great Lakes" (2013). His new album, Headlong, will be released in the Spring of 2017. He's a magician - Ben Howard Spellbinding - Time Out

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Folklaw

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

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

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The Acoustic Strawbs

on Sat, 23 Sep 2017 at Teddington Landmark Arts Centre 8:00pm

There's three ingredients for longevity in music; talent, lyrical originality and persistence. The Strawbs have all three, with showmanship as a bonus. With a success-packed timeline going all the way back to 1967, the Strawbs are as exhilarating today as they ever were. Seven consecutive Strawbs albums made it into America's Billboard Top 200, resulting in global sales of over three million albums. If we need any confirmation of how durable and exciting good music can be, then Dave Cousins, Dave Lambert and Chas Cronk fronting today's Strawbs tells us all we need to know.

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Sharks

on Sat, 23 Sep 2017 at Bedford Esquires 8:00pm

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Kat & Co

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

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

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Damh The Bard And Spiral Dance At Southwick Community Centre - Sussex

on Sat, 23 Sep 2017 at Southwick Community Centre 7:30pm

Damh the Bard and Spiral Dance (Australia) return to the Southwick Community Centre (the Garden Room) for a concert as part of their Autumn tour.

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Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman

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

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

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Ewan Mclennan

on Sun, 24 Sep 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ewan McLennan has come to be known as a guitarist at the very forefront of his generation; a troubadour, balladeer and storyteller cut in the old style; a singer that can move audiences with his passion and pathos; and a songwriter for whom social justice is still a burning issue. From a BBC Horizon Award for his debut album to his performances on the iconic Transatlantic Sessions, recent years have been marked by numerous awards and accolades for his music. Ewan McLennan's most recent solo album, 'Stories Still Untold', continued this reception: 'Ewan McLennan has realised his potential on a wonderful album of traditional folk' **** The Telegraph Ewan's most recent project entitled Breaking the Spell of Loneliness - a collaboration with renowned author and journalist George Monbiot - seeks to use music and word to open up the issue of loneliness. Their UK tour and concept album have received wide acclaim and been featured widely, including live appearances on BBC Two's Newsnight, BBC Radio 4's Front Row and BBC Radio 3's In Tune. 'Breaking the Spell of Loneliness is a powerful, poignant set' **** Guardian Alongisde this latest project, in 2017 and into 2018 Ewan will be continuing his solo touring, performing songs from previous albums as well as new material, both self-penned and traditional workings. 'McLennan continues his evolution into a major figure on the folk scene. An artist whose music lives and breathes.' **** Songlines

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Greg Russell And Jack Rutter At The Raven Folk Club

on Sun, 24 Sep 2017 at Chester The Raven Folk Club 8:00pm

A monster gig for The Raven this one! Two of the most powerful singers and guitarists of the younger generation on a 'double-header' tour. A true feather-in-the-cap moment for the club. Satisfaction guaranteed! Music starts 8.30pm. The club is held in the upstairs room of the Bear and Billet pub, and we regret that there is no disabled access.

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Sid & Merv Comedy Music Cruise (aboard Kenavon Venture)

on Sun, 24 Sep 2017 at Devizes Kenavon Venture - The Wharf 6:45pm

Boat leaves Devizes Wharf at 7pm sharp. Fish & Chips are served onboard shortly into the journey. Two Wiltshire reprobates and old friends teaming up for the night to bring us their own brand of musical comedy. Sid Bloomfield and Merv Grist, each of them in their own right being a wordsmith, song-writer, poet, singer, and comedian, might be viewed as slightly un-hinged. Together they make a formidable and entertaining comic combination.

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Crh Music Presents Kirk Fletcher And Band

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

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

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Melrose Quartet

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

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

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Jacob & Drinkwater

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

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

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Michael Nau

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

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

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The Coal Porters

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

terrace cred. presents: On their annual outing to the seaside, Sid Griffin brings his 'alt-bluegrass' combo The Coal Porters back to one of his favourite venues, The Greys, where they and their music belong! Sid Griffin pioneered the alt. country trail as a founding member of the American band Long Ryders (pick up the wonderful Cherry Red 4CD Boxset) and influenced a whole posse of bands. He's carved out a career as a music historian / writer / broadcaster and, two handsfull of albums and a solo album in, his cherished band continue to blaze the very best brand of music that defies rounding up in any one category. Kerenza Peacock fine fiddle and vocals; Paul Fitzgerald banjo and vocals; Sid Griffin vocals, mandolin, harmonica and autoharp; Andrew Stafford, bass; Neil Robert Herd guitar, sporran and vocals. 'Not your average fish & chips bluegrass, the Coal Porters have expanded their music with broad strokes and fearless execution.' Chris Hillman (Byrds / Flying Burrito Bros) 'Sid Griffin was playing Americana long before it was called that with his Long Ryders and his pioneering spirit lives on in his work with the Coal Porters.' Billy Bragg 'a proper band with albums and tours and a fiddle.' Laura Barton, The Guardian www.sidgriffin.com https://www.facebook.com/events/530742573983070/ https://www.facebook.com/terracecred

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Jack Rutter & Greg Russell

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

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

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Jack Rutter & Greg Russell

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

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

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Rainbow Girls

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

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

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Habadekuk

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

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

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

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

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State Of The Union

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

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

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State Of The Union

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

Boo Hewerdine & Brooks Williams

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Megson

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

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

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The Coal Porters

on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 at Portsmouth The Square Tower 7:15pm

Not your average fish and chips bluegrass, the Coal Porters have expanded their music with broad strokes and fearless execution! (Chris Hillman) We're delighted to finally welcome back the rather awesome British bluegrass legends Coal Porters to our historic and beautiful venue. It's been a few years now since they last rocked the Square Tower with their unique brand of good time music, and then it was a show that sold out very quickly - and we anticipate exactly the same this time around! Grab your tickets while they're still available! The Coal Porters were formed in the 1990s by ex-Long Ryder Sid Griffin. Relocating from Los Angeles to London the band left its electric instrumentation behind and slowly mutated into the acoustic act they are today. In fact, the Coal Porters claim to be the world's first alt-bluegrass act, given as they take old themes and melodies and soup them up for the 21st century and their expanded listening audience. The band has demonstrated the power of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar and doghouse bass when matched with three and four-part harmonies and memorable melodies and taken this sound around the world. They have wowed audiences at numerous UK and European arts centres, done no less than four North American tours and performed to tens of thousands at festivals such as Glastonbury, HebCelt, Stagecoach (USA), Larmer Tree, Didmarton, LaRoche (France), Cork Midsummer Fest (Eire), Wombwell and Hultsfredsfestivalen (Sweden). Sid Griffin was playing Americana years before the term was invented and that pioneer spirit shines on with his current band, the Coal Porters! (Billy Bragg) The Coal Porters have recorded six albums. Their most recent album, No. 6, was again produced by British folk-rock legend John Wood, who engineered and/or produced all the early Fairport Convention classic albums as well as Squeeze, John Cale, Beth Orton and the entire Nick Drake catalogue.  This is the Coal Porters album which took three years to incubate. Four new Sid songs, three new Neil Bob Herd originals, and Kerenza Peacock contributing her first recorded lead vocal on a very personal song. No. 6 was recorded in two creative bursts in late 2014 and in 2015 and is the Coal Porters' follow up to Find The One, which was wildly received with great reviews in Mojo, Uncut, Word, The Daily Mail, The Sunday Times, Rolling Stone and many other publications. Sidlicious licks from this vicious kid, a plucky Kentuckian who blows the socks off of Rocky Top, turns Mason's Apron into shreds and leaves the audience in a foggy mental breakdown. Sid & his Coal Porters sidmen will leave you besid yourself with joy. Enough Sid! (Rich Hall) Doors 7.15pm, Show Starts 7.45pm. More information at: www.squarerootspromotions.co.uk

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Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls Of The Wonder Stuff

on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 at Lewes The Con Club 7:30pm

Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls (2006present)[edit] In 2006 Nockalls began to tour as violinist with The Wonder Stuff's lead singer and guitarist, performing acoustically as a duo. Hunt and Nockalls have written and released 2 studio albums together, and produced and released 2 acoustic compilation albums, and 1 live album.[1] The Proclaimers (2008present)[edit] Nockalls has been performing as live guest violinist with The Proclaimers since the Scottish folk rock band first asked her to play the fiddle solo on the song Sunshine On Leith, live at Edinburgh Castle in 2008. Nockalls's guest appearances with The Proclaimers have since included performances at many televised UK festivals, including the Glastonbury Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, V Festival and Belladrum. Nockalls appeared live on The One Show, BBC 1 with The Proclaimers, on October 16th, 2013

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Chris Pureka

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

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

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Reg Meuross

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

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

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Reg Meuross

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

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

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Slaid Cleaves.

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

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

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"an Evening With Jess Klein & Mike June"

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

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

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Soundbox Presents Luke Jackson

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

'Luke Jackson has an incredibly mature and expressive voice that can holler the blues or give sensitive treatment to his own more personal tales' R2 magazine With a bold, distinctive voice and a sweet, percussive guitar style, Luke is a confident and captivating live performer. He has a strong cross-over, rootsy appeal, and won Fatea's Male Artist of the Year 2014, and again in 2016. His debut album 'More Than Boys', produced by the acclaimed Welsh singer-songwriter Martyn Joseph, was released in 2012 to great reviews, as was the follow-up 'Fumes and Faith' in early 2014. In 2015 he released 'This Family Tree', a seven-track EP recorded with his trio, and November 2016 saw the release of Luke's third full studio album, 'Tall Tales and Rumours' to universal critical acclaim, which Maverick, in a 5-star review, described as a brilliant, thoughtful album Jackson shows talent beyond his years.

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

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

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

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

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

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Nancy Kerr & James Fagan

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

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Lily Neill In Concert At Mycenae House

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at London Mycenae House 7:15pm

LILY NEILL is an internationally renowned harpist who has enthralled audiences around the world with her original compositions and the Irish jigs and reels, Finnish tangos and Lithuanian dances that she has collected on her travels. Her leftfield blend of classical training and interest in celtic folk roots is currently redefining what the audience can expect from the harp. musical and artistic freedom which is boundless in its possibility and contagious in its energy and passion. Part of the new Harp revolution extolling aspects of harp music never previously heard Irish Music Magazine She began her career as a child and in her teens performed for the likes of US President Bill Clinton and alongside Irish super-group, The Chieftains. Lily holds a 1st Class Honours degree in Irish Music and Dance from the Irish World Academy at the University of Limerick, Ireland, and a Master of Music degree from the prestigious Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. Upon the release of her first CD, "Without Words," Irish Music Magazine enthusiastically crowned Lily part of the "New Harp Revolution" and she is living up to that, bringing the harp's multi-faceted personality to audiences with her dynamic kaleidoscope of music. staggering beauty that melts your heart The Irish American News Lily's performances reflect her passion for music, from the eerily beautiful to the exuberantly playful. This passion draws listeners into a vivid, efflorescent soundscape. This is harp like you've never experienced it! A rare opportunity to see Lily performing a solo concert in London. Not to be missed!

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Lily Neill In Concert At Mycenae House

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at London Mycenae House 7:15pm

LILY NEILL is an internationally renowned harpist who has enthralled audiences around the world with her original compositions and the Irish jigs and reels, Finnish tangos and Lithuanian dances that she has collected on her travels. Her leftfield blend of classical training and interest in celtic folk roots is currently redefining what the audience can expect from the harp. musical and artistic freedom which is boundless in its possibility and contagious in its energy and passion. Part of the new Harp revolution extolling aspects of harp music never previously heard Irish Music Magazine She began her career as a child and in her teens performed for the likes of US President Bill Clinton and alongside Irish super-group, The Chieftains. Lily holds a 1st Class Honours degree in Irish Music and Dance from the Irish World Academy at the University of Limerick, Ireland, and a Master of Music degree from the prestigious Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. Upon the release of her first CD, "Without Words," Irish Music Magazine enthusiastically crowned Lily part of the "New Harp Revolution" and she is living up to that, bringing the harp's multi-faceted personality to audiences with her dynamic kaleidoscope of music. staggering beauty that melts your heart The Irish American News Lily's performances reflect her passion for music, from the eerily beautiful to the exuberantly playful. This passion draws listeners into a vivid, efflorescent soundscape. This is harp like you've never experienced it! A rare opportunity to see Lily performing a solo concert in London. Not to be missed!

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Rainbow Girls

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

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

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Rainbow Girls

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

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

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Gerry Colvin

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

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

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Carnival Band 'around The World In 80 Tunes'

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

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

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Chris Farlowe With Miller Anderson And Bob Brookes

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Worthing The John Selden Public House 7:30pm

British blues legend Chris Farlowe joins veteran of Woodstock Miller Anderson and Sussex Desperate Dan Band frontman Bob Brookes for an evening of Blues Rnb and Gospel in an intimate 100 seater venue( So get your tickets quick) those of you who know of Chris Farlowe will remember 'Out of Time' & 'Handbags and Gladrags' Chris Farlowe moved to Andrew Loog Oldham's Immediate label and recorded eleven singles, five of which were cover versions of Rolling Stones songs including "Paint It, Black", "Think", "Ride On, Baby", "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", and "Out of Time", which reached no. 1 (1966) in the UK Singles Chart.[1] He recorded four more singles, the best known of which is Mike d'Abo's "Handbags and Gladrags".[2] and "My Way Of Giving", a cover of a Small Faces album track written by Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane. Miller Anderson Apart from pursuing his own solo career, he was a member of the Keef Hartley Band. Other groups Anderson has been associated with are; the Spencer Davis Group, Broken Glass, The Dukes, Mountain, Savoy Brown, T.Rex and Chicken Shack.[1] In early 2006, he joined The British Blues Quintet with Maggie Bell, Zoot Money, Colin Hodgkinson and Colin Allen. In the Spring of 2016 Miller returned to the studio and in July 2016 released a new album of 12 original tracks " Through The Mill " Bob Brookes Along with The Desperate Dan Band Bob has worked with and supported some of the most credible names in the business, either collectively or individually - people like Paul McCartney, Jools Holland, Elton John, Leo Sayer to name but a few - having had in the line-up at one time or another such people as Dave Mattacks (Fairport, Mary Chapin-Carpenter), Rest of the band that night are: Jim Barr / Bass Frazer Wigg/ Keyboards Marianne Hiller-Brook / Drums & Percussion The trio take to the stage at 8.30pm Doors 7.30pm More information at www.voodookitchen.co.uk

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Oxbal Sept 2017

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

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

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Kirk Fletcher

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

leek blues and americana presents....KIRK FLETCHER.Kirk Fletcher has a reputation as a bonafide can't-miss performer. His soulful playing and singing never fails to elicit chills, and his unique approach to blues and roots music is both refreshingly modern and completely authentic. Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, he has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the globe. Born and based in Los Angeles, California, Kirk is a four-time Blues Music Award and a 2015 British Blues Award nominee and has played with a variety of popular artists, including Joe Bonamassa and a three-year role as lead guitarist of The Fabulous Thunderbirds. He is also the frontman of his own Kirk Fletcher Band, having released three studio albums and a live album. A fourth studio album is currently in the works. "Kirk is hands-down one of the best blues guitarists in the world. Joe Bonamassa "Kirk fires off soulful, straight-from-the-heart solos that dazzle on big stages. ..Fletcher also blows people's minds when he's playing rhythm guitar. Guitar Player Magazine WITH SUPPORT FROM" Chris Bevington & friends have had a great 2016 so far and their reputation has helped them to establish the band as a top Professional Blues Band. The aim of 2016 was to promote the second album Better Start Cookin to a wider audience and hopefully attract more friends along the way. The highlights have been the support of Paul Jones BBC Radio 2 and the great Airplay he has given us as well as that, we have loved playing at some of the best Festivals in the UK and appearing at The Upton , Cambridge and Colne Festivals has been a fantastic Experience The planning for Album Number 3 has already started and we hope to start very soon and the involvement and Song writing abilities of Jim Kirkpatrick and Scott Ralph is sure to build upon the great feedback we have received for Album No 2, so for us all , it's very exciting times." STARTS 7.30 PM £14.

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Diz 'honeybear' Watson / Orleans Avenue Piano Nights

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

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Howdenjones

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

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

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Bush Gothic

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

Rattled by the bones of convicts and steeped in campfire smoke, Bush Gothic perform darker, stranger Australian folk. Defiantly modern, achingly old, this most daring of Australian bush bands from Melbourne, Australia perform songs of criminal women and desperate men from an era of transportation, adventure and gold. The Guardian described fiddle-singer and band leader Jenny M. Thomas as an 'Edgy rising folk star' and together with double bassist Dan Witton and drummer Chris Lewis they return to the UK after a wildly successful tour in 2016 leaving sold out concerts and 5 star reviews in their colonial wake. Bush Gothic's latest release 'The Natural Selection Australian Songbook' was chosen as a runner up for fRoots 2016 Album of the Year and BBC Magazines Best World Music Albums of 2016. 'Imagining life without her music and its surprises is too bleak to even think about. Jenny M. Thomas is that transformative an artist.' (fRoots) 'If I get three musical discoveries of this calibre out of the hundreds of new musical experiences that come my way annually, I count myself blessed.' (JAZZWISE) 'Bold, inspired and beautiful in its intensity, Thomas, plus two, have taken the foundations of a folk library and built a new architecture. Bush Gothic takes your breath away.' (The National Times).

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Megson

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

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

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Eric Taylor In Concert

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

Emmy nominated in 2016, and all the way from Texas to Upper Basildon in West Berkshire. Both Lyle Lovett and Nancy Griffith quote Eric as a major influence, and both have worked with him and recorded his material. Come and see why for yourself. One of only a few dates in the UK, this will be a magnificent evening's entertainment and is not to be missed. Doors and Bar 7pm, Music 8pm. Early bird tickets at £12 Adult & £8 Age 14-17 on sale until 2nd Sept. Full price at £15 & £8 thereafter.

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Eric Taylor In Concert

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

Emmy nominated in 2016, and all the way from Texas to Upper Basildon in West Berkshire. Both Lyle Lovett and Nancy Griffith quote Eric as a major influence, and both have worked with him and recorded his material. Come and see why for yourself. One of only a few dates in the UK, this will be a magnificent evening's entertainment and is not to be missed. Doors and Bar 7pm, Music 8pm. Early bird tickets at £12 Adult & £8 Age 14-17 on sale until 2nd Sept. Full price at £15 & £8 thereafter.

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John Verity Band

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

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The Aurora Chanson Trio

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

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

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Kultura Music Festival

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

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Sam Carter

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

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

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

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

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

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Lianne Hall

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

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

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Purple Zeppelin

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

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Purple Zeppelin

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

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Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards

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

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

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Crh Music Presents Slaid Cleaves

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

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

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Sally Barker In Concert

on Sun, 1 Oct 2017 at Oxford Jam Factory 7:00pm

The Jam Factory is excited to present an evening of contemporary songs from one of the premier voices from the UK music scene. We welcome the opportunity to hear the 2014 runner-up in national TV's 'The Voice' in our intimate 'studio' setting. This is an unreserved seated performance - hope to see you there! Please note there is limited street parking around the venue.

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State Of The Union (boo Hewerdine & Brooks Williams)

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

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

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Gerry Colvin Band

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

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

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Gilmore & Roberts

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

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

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Realta

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

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

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Hadrian's Union

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

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

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Slaid Cleaves

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

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

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Ranagri

on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30 pm, concert starts at 8 pm

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The Skints

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

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

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Slaid Cleaves

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

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Wille & The Bandits

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

They have received great critical acclaim, being voted in the top ten must see bands at Glastonbury 2014 by BBC Radio 1 and reaching number 2 in the UK blues chart with their first single on downloads alone. Now touring their third independently released studio album Wille and the Bandits fan base, repertoire of sounds, styles and innovation seems to be growing at an exponential rate.Wille is a suberb slide player, I love what these guys are doingJoe Bonamassa "This incredibly talented band excels in playing not just one or two musical styles but in fact focus on several genres to an extremely high quality."Maverick Magazine If Cream had spent more time on a beach in Newquay they might have sounded like this.Blues Matters Magazine

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Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman

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

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Dotan

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

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

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Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards

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

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

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An Evening With Twink

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

Twink will be appearing at The Old Hall, Market Place, Hope S33 6RH

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Marina Florance

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

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

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Hannah Sanders And Ben Savage

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

Beautiful voice breathes new life into traditional material from both sides of the pond. Maverick Magazine Blessed with a peerlessly pure voice Catch her while you can! The Express Producer Ben Savage (The Willows) supplies exemplary dobro and acoustic guitar throughout. Acoustic Magazine Huddled round a single microphone, singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage are a folk duo that look & sound classically timeless, yet feel refreshingly unique. Fleetingly, they may evoke a memory of Gram & Emmylou, Shirley & Davey, or Gillian & David but their warm distilling of influences from both sides of the big pond produces a refined sound that is decidedly their own.

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Dervish

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

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

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Dervish

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

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

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Robin And Bina Williamson

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

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Katell Keineg

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

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

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The Rubber Wellies

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

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

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Red Shoes

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

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

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

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

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

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Johnny Hates Jazz

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

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

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Keith James In Concert The Songs Of Leonard Cohen

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

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

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Steve Tilston

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

Steve Tilston is one of our most celebrated songsmiths, widely recognised within the world of folk and contemporary music; the words, arrangements and subtle, quite superb guitar playing could be no one else. Who hasn't heard 'Slip Jigs and Reels' sung somewhere, sometime? Supporting the master is our own Rod Jenkins with his smooth style, laid back Americana songs.

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Leveret

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

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

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Karim Baggili

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

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

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"they Shall Not Pass" Featuring She'koyokh

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

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

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Storm Warning

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

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Storm Warning

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

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Rag Mama Rag (uk Tour)

on Sat, 7 Oct 2017 at London The Sound Lounge 7:00pm

RAG MAMA RAG Always popular with Brooks Blues Bar audiences, the France based 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 a wide range of acoustic instruments. RAG MAMA RAG creates an exceptionally full and hard driving rhythmic sound which soon has audiences' feet tapping. Their repertoire is 20s and 30s 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. Touring non-stop RAG MAMA RAG regularly play at all the major festivals in Europe and beyond. Ashley Dow plays Henderson Acoustic Guitar, National & Dobro Resonator Bottleneck Guitars, Weissenborn Acoustic Lap Steel, Ukulele and vocals. Deborah Dow features on Harmonica, Washboard, Percussion (including spoons!) and backing vocals. www.ragmamarag.com

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Leveret

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

Leveret features three of England's finest folk musicians in an exciting new collaboration. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron are each regarded as masters of their instrument and are involved in numerous collaborations with a huge range of artists. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity. Leveret's music is firmly rooted in the English tradition but is fresh and new, with original settings of ancient tunes sitting alongside new compositions by some of today's finest tunesmiths in the folk field. Sophisticated and honest, considered and spontaneous, each performance is improvised ensuring no two shows are ever the same and each performance is a totally unique experience for the audience.

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Charlie Dore

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

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

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John Craigie

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

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

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The Fugitives @ Newbald Village Hall

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

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

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The Fugitives @ Newbald Village Hall

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

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

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State Of The Union Boo Hewerdine & Brooks Williams

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

Starts at 8pm Venue is upstairs Bar

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Sem Seiffert

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

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

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Catfish Keith

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

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Hannah James / Grace Petrie

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

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Paul Lamb & The Kingsnakes

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

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

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Erin Mckeown

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

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

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Erin Mckeown

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

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

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John Craigie Plays Cafe#9

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

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

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Faustus

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

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

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Clive Gregson & Liz Simcock

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

Doors open 7.30 pm; concert starts 8 pm

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Zervas & Pepper

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

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Dougie Maclean (start Time 7.30pm)

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

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

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Dougie Maclean (start Time 7.30pm)

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

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

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Dougie Maclean (start Time 7.30pm)

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

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

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Pierre Bensusan

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

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

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Lexie Green & The Indigo Blue

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

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Edwina Hayes

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

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

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The Coal Porters

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

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

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 at Huddersfield The Red and Green Club 7:15pm

A one off, very special, candlelit, hometown concert with only 50 tickets! This will sell out. Doors 7.15pm Show Starts 8pm No Support. O'Hooley & Tidow With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, five star reviews and a feature in The Guardian; the voice and piano songwriting duo of Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow is regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo). Their latest album, Shadows has earned them a place in Mojo's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2016 for the third time (Silent June, 2010, The Hum, 2014) and their third BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nomination for 'Best Duo'. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of heart. A MOJO MAGAZINE TOP 10 FOLK ALBUM OF 2016 BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2017 'BEST DUO' NOMINEES 'England's answer to the McGarrigles.'   * * * * * The Guardian   'Insightful, determinedly left-field angles on the human experience.'  * * * * MOJO Folk Album of the Month 'Have Belinda and Heidi done it again? Certainly.'   * * * * * R2   'Dense, complex, beautifully performed.'   * * * * Songlines 'A fine study of human emotion'  * * * * EDS   'One of the most vital and experimental acts on the folk circuit and beyond.'  Folk Radio UK 'Formidably brilliant.' Independent 'Brave, beautiful and full of love.' Martin Simpson 'In the leading ranks of the new wave of folk music aristocracy.' Tom Robinson, 6 Music

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 at Huddersfield The Red and Green Club 7:15pm

A one off, very special, candlelit, hometown concert with only 50 tickets! This will sell out. Doors 7.15pm Show Starts 8pm No Support. O'Hooley & Tidow With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, five star reviews and a feature in The Guardian; the voice and piano songwriting duo of Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow is regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo). Their latest album, Shadows has earned them a place in Mojo's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2016 for the third time (Silent June, 2010, The Hum, 2014) and their third BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nomination for 'Best Duo'. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of heart. A MOJO MAGAZINE TOP 10 FOLK ALBUM OF 2016 BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2017 'BEST DUO' NOMINEES 'England's answer to the McGarrigles.'   * * * * * The Guardian   'Insightful, determinedly left-field angles on the human experience.'  * * * * MOJO Folk Album of the Month 'Have Belinda and Heidi done it again? Certainly.'   * * * * * R2   'Dense, complex, beautifully performed.'   * * * * Songlines 'A fine study of human emotion'  * * * * EDS   'One of the most vital and experimental acts on the folk circuit and beyond.'  Folk Radio UK 'Formidably brilliant.' Independent 'Brave, beautiful and full of love.' Martin Simpson 'In the leading ranks of the new wave of folk music aristocracy.' Tom Robinson, 6 Music

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Sean Taylor @ No8 Café

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

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

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Shannon Mcnally

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

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

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Jarrod Dickenson

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

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Soundbox Presents: Ange Hardy

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

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

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Baka Beyond

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

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

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Sarah Jane Scouten And Her Band

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

New Album "When the Blooms Falls From the Rose" Out June 16 Sarah Jane is a Canadian Roots and old-time country singer songwriter. With flavours of Lucinda Williams, Nanci Griffiths and Iris Dement and a wealth of early country music, the two-time Canadian Folk Music Award nominee and recent Western Canadian Music Award nominee's songs are faithful to a long-standing folk music tradition. Often spilling over into modern themes that are outspoken and edgy, her songwriting tackles issues from poverty and midwifery to tongue-in-cheek heartache songs and unabashed Canadiana. A traditionalist at heart, Sarah Jane Scouten shows her signature flair for the roots of roots music. With respect for these roots, she writes from her own perspective, playing with style to create her own distinct voice. This songwriter is known for hitting hard and close to home, then laughing it off. Sarah Jane was discovered by Vancouver label Light Organ Records when she was cold-called into the studio to make an EP with producer Andy Bishop as part of a series of releases, coined The Railtown Sessions. Her EP was volume one of the series, which recently garnered her a WCMA nomination for Roots Solo Artist of the Year, alongside Corb Lund. She has since teamed up with the label and will be releasing her third full-length album, When the Bloom Falls From the Rose, recorded in Toronto at Revolution Recording with veteran Canadian producer Andre Wahl (Hawksley Workman, Jill Barber), on June 16. The album includes ten original songs, ranging in style from classic honky tonk to indie-folk rock, and two virtually unknown traditional Western Canadian songs, discovered on crackly recordings in univer