Ireby Festival

on Fri, 26 May 2017 at Ireby Festival 1:00pm

Ireby is a small farming village with a population of about 160. It is situated on the north west edge of the Lake District National Park; 12 miles from Keswick and Cockermouth and 18 miles from Carlisle. With a range of music to suit most tastes, performed in small intimate indoor venues and a main stage venue restricted to just 650 people, Ireby festival presents an unforgettable and unique atmosphere and is considered among the best for those with a real love for an eclectic mix of live music. Family friendly - free parking, camping, good food. Real ale and stunning lake district views.

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Calanfest 2017

on Fri, 26 May 2017 at Lytchett Matravers Halls Road Farm 4:00pm

To celebrate the beginning of the summer, Calanfest fires up good health and happiness, incorporating music, poetry and well-being. Held on an intimate little site in deepest Lychett Matravers, Calanfest will re-energise your soul for three glorious days during the May bank holliday, 26th, 27th and 28th May

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Kaz Hawkins

on Sat, 27 May 2017 at Howden The Shire Hall 7:30pm

Multi award winning Kaz Hawkins is Northern Ireland's very own blues and soul darling. The Belfast born singer-songwriter is fast becoming a performing icon across UK & Europe with the United States temptingly beckoning her over. Her high energy, original shows with her 1950s style swing-dress-meets-Dr Martens look and ability to closely connect with her public contribute to make Kaz one of today's most popular blues artists in the UK and Ireland, as she continues to play to full houses.  Kaz has been compared to Etta James & Janis Joplin to name but a few. Mixing through the genres of music for over 20 years, she finally found her niche in roots and blues, bringing a fun, inspiring & hopeful message with her new debut album Get Ready self-released in August 2014, featuring Kaz's deep, powerful voice, original song-writing and soulful tracks, Get Ready wooed both the public and the critics, winning the Blues Matters Magazine Writers' Poll Best Studio Album of 2015 in September. In a hat trick feat during the same month, Kaz accepted the prestigious Barry Middleton Award for Emerging Artist at the British Blues Awards (the first ever Northern Ireland recipient) and also received the Pure M Award for 2015 All-Ireland Best Female Act at a ceremony in Dublin. Kaz's stellar rise to success will be no surprise to the Northern Ireland's music fiends and blues fans over the world she has been wooing for years with her deep, powerful voice, original song writing and soulful tracks. No mean feat for the 43 year-old funky grandma, who owes surviving a life of physical and emotional hardship to music and a larger-than-life personality that doesn't take setbacks lying down! Kaz has now rebranded full time as KAZ HAWKINS BAND. Guitarist Nick McConkey has been with Kaz 4 years and has been a crucial part of the bands direction. With the addition in 2015 of brothers Pete & Jan Uhrin on drums and bass KHB as they are now known, release their Feelin' Good album and UK tour on 28th May at Belfast Empire Music Hall. Kaz has worked tirelessly for different charities and is Arts Ambassador for EastSide Arts Belfast in which she lectured students at Boston University on how she used music to survive trauma. Adding more strings to her bow, Kaz has just created Blues Sisterhood UK organisation, hoping to bring sisters together under one roof. In exciting news in March 2016, Kaz was invited to become an honorary member of UKBlues Federation. Of course Kaz accepted and this was her response What a great honour and I will endeavour to represent UK Blues as best I can as I try to push not only my own boundaries but those within the genre

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Sari Shorr

on Sat, 27 May 2017 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Warning! If you don't believe that women can sing the blues this performer may well prove you wrong! Sari Schorr sings as if her life depends upon it, her voice is rich and raw with emotion and she freely admits that for her, blues comes from the heart. She just can't sing songs that don't have that tug of truth for her. Schorr's live performances are mesmerising, it's as if she's cast a spell over the audience. She covers 'Black Betty' on 'Force of Nature' her new album - it's almost unthinkable for a blues singer, but Schorr strips it back until it's a new, pain-infused song that has been reborn rejuvenated.

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Shooglenifty Featuring Eilidh Shaw

on Sat, 27 May 2017 at London Water Rats 7:30pm

Shooglenifty, roughly translated as 'the bringers of joy', return to England, featuring very special guest fiddler Eilidh Shaw this May. So, take a break from the everyday and lose yourself in some superlative Scottish dance grooves. Whether full on birling, gentle swaying or just foot tapping is your thing, the devilishly dirty rhythms will transport you to a wild, slightly leftfield ceilidh where anything goes. Eilidh is best known as fiddler for the globally-influenced folk group The Poozies. She's originally from Taynuilt, near Oban, on the West coast of Scotland, but spent her twenties in Edinburgh, where she shared a flat with Angus R. Grant, led many of the fantastic, ground-breaking sessions and was involved in a huge number of projects with musicians across the genres. Like Angus her fiddling style has remained firmly rooted in the West Coast of Scotland (she was also taught by Angus's dad), but picking up a world of other influences along the way has meant she has evolved her own very distinctive style. Shooglenifty's 2017 started with a sell-out gig at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, as part of Celtic Connections. The band played tribute to their late fiddler Angus R Grant, filling his large shoes with not one, but six of Scotland's top Highland fiddle players. The audience in Glasgow were treated to performances from Adam Sutherland (Treacherous Orchestra), Charlie McKerron (Capercaillie), Duncan Chisholm, Eilidh Shaw (The Poozies), Gavin Marwick (Bellevue Rendezvous), and Laura Wilkie (Fat Suit). As subjects of a major documentary, The High Road to Who Knows Where, band members are considering their past (27 years together and counting) and planning their future in the full glare of the camera lens. Throughout the year they'll be working with some of the guest fiddlers from the Celtic Connections gig for live performances and their forthcoming album, The High Road to Jodhpur. The tour of England will be their first outing following the concert hall gig. Audiences can expect high energy performances with tunes and songs from their 2015 release The Untied Knot, favourites from their extensive back catalogue, and some of the new material to emerge from the Shoogle shed over the past couple of years. There will be dancing.

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Reg Meuross In Concert. With Special Guest, Lily Meuross

on Sat, 27 May 2017 at Exeter St James Church Hall 7:30pm

2017 heralds a new solo album from Reg Meuross. 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. Reg Meuross is a true modern troubadour, representing contemporary English folk writing at its best. There's something special about the way he writes and delivers a song Townes Van Zandt. His appearances at folk clubs and festivals throughout the UK and abroad, and his highly acclaimed solo albums have now established his songs as 'the hinges upon which swing the doors of perceptive English folk' (Folkwords). Reg will be joined by a very special guest - his daughter Lily, who also writes and sings her own songs. Folk presenter Mike Harding has said of Lily's music: "...beautiful - as they say in Ireland - the fruit never falls far from the tree." I agree, she has a remarkable talent, and people are bound to draw parallels between her and her well established and acclaimed father, of course, but Lily strikes me as a very independent spirit and her music has its own flavour.

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The Swamp Stomp String Band

on Sat, 27 May 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 Swamp Stomp String Band are not your average Americana band. Twangy Banjos, driving Guitars and a thudding Double Bass sit behind anything from drinking songs that'll have the room stomping their feet and shooting tequila to ballads that'll break even the most toughest folk, to ragtime songs of bar fights and gambling. The London based duo can often be found busking by the side of Thames in the day and performing in any haunt from high end cocktails joints to dimly lit dive bars at night.'' Taking a mixture of Jazz, Country, Swing, Blues and Ragtime - it is safe to say their music is there to be enjoyed by people young and old, rich or poor, or who just love to stamp their feet and have a ho-down.

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Dan Stuart (green On Red)

on Sat, 27 May 2017 at London Aces & Eights 7:30am

Bonanza & Son + Decor Present The legend that is Dan Stuart performing Green On Red songs and solo work with Don Antonio at two exclusive and intimate shows with only limited tickets available.

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Pete Morton

on Sat, 27 May 2017 at Bradford Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue 7:15pm

Some of the hardest edged British folk music has been produced by Leicester-born Pete Morton. Pete sings from the heart; traditional songs rubbing shoulders with contemporary tales of love, politics and social comment. The Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue is proud to present one of the finest songwriters and performers around today. "Pete Morton is amongst the best that the British roots music scene has produced in living memory." There is no bar at the venue but please feel free to bring along a bottle (or two!)

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Galina Vale

on Sat, 27 May 2017 at Manchester Christ Church 7:30pm

Enjoy a colourful evening of classical, flamenco and folk guitar music from Spain, Latin America, Eastern Europe and beyond. A classically-trained guitar virtuoso, Galina combines a charismatic stage presence and dynamic powerful playing style with an unusually wide-ranging and technically-demanding repertoire. A child prodigy raised in a family of musicians, Galina's performing career began at the age of eight with an appearance on Ukrainian State Television. Performed over 2000 concerts around the world she was named as an Ambassador of the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain.

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Grace Petrie

on Sat, 27 May 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

We are delighted to welcome back the fantastically talented Grace Petrie for a headline show at The Greystones! She is part of The Greystones family and has played some storming and memorable gigs as headliner and when playing with her hero Dick Gaughan and sold-out shows with Coven in 2016 & 2017. Grace Petrie is a songwriter, activist and performer from Leicester, UK. She first exploded on to the national protest scene in 2010 with the emotive anthem Farewell to Welfare, which captured perfectly the spirit of the new wave of dissent in austerity Britain. Since then she has quietly become one of the most prolific and respected songwriters working in the UK today. Her latest release, Love Is My Rebellion (2013) charts the journey beyond protest singer, through mid-term political cynicism and personal change to emerge through shades of folk, Americana and country as a more mature songwriting voice. The result is a collection of songs that provide a soundtrack to the modern struggle, with faith and with love, that will resonate with listeners everywhere. Grace's young career boasts three studio albums, a dedicated fan base and national tours supporting Emmy the Great, Billy Bragg and comedians Robin Ince and Josie Long, as well as a string of festival appearances including regular visits to Latitude and Glastonbury. She is a frequent guest on BBC Radio 4's the Now Show and has appeared on Channel 4's Random Acts. She has been featured in The Guardian, Diva Magazine and named one to watch in the Independent on Sunday's 2013 Pink List of influential LGBT figures. www.gracepetrie.com Tickets are available from the venue daily until 6pm.

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Carrie Elkin

on Sat, 27 May 2017 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:00pm

A VERY INTIMATE EVENING, WITH AUSTN BASED CARRIE ELKIN PROMOTING HER NEW RELEASE " THE PENNY COLLECTOR" WITH SUPPORT FROM HER HUSBAND TOP SONGWRITER , DANNY SCHMIDT.

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The Trevor John Band

on Sat, 27 May 2017 at Chichester The Chichester Inn 8:00pm

Classic Rock Anthems

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Whirling Mystics: A Journey Into Turkish Sufi Music, Poetry And Dance With Latif Bolat

on Sat, 27 May 2017 at London St Ethelburga's, Bishopsgate 7:00pm

Latif Bolat has been a regular presence at St Ethelburgas since the start of the Listen to the World Music series years ago and we are delighted to have him back. He will be presenting an evening dedicated to Turkish mysticism starting with a short lecture and followed by a concert. He will be joined by a spectacular whirling dervish, Serap Yilmaz. "Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi, or Zen. Not any religion or cultural system I belong to the beloved, have seen the two worlds as one and that one call to and know, first, last, outer, inner, only that breath breathing human being." RUMI In the mystical land of Anatolia, Hitite, Greek, Armenian, Urartian, Arab, Kurdish, Jewish, Zoroastrian, Islamic, Christian, Turkish and many other cultures blended beautifully to create the unique culture of Anatolia. This programme tries to reflect the devotional and mystical aspect of the Anatolian culture, accumulated over thousands of years. There will be a pre-concert lecture on Turkish Sufi mystic tradition with Latin Bolat at 7:30 pm: "A thousand years of Turkish Sufi mystic philosophy, poetry and arts" Food and drink available for sale More details on the website Concession tickets available on the door

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Little Opry, Blossom Hill

on Sat, 27 May 2017 at Margate Tom Thumb Theatre 6:30pm

Film festival favourites Blossom hill, play hard driving bluegrass sprinkled with contemporary music. Plus Open Mic and special guests

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All The Wild Folk With The Old Jelly Rollers, Carly E. + Lostboy

on Sat, 27 May 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of New Orleans Jazz, Cello Folk, Acapella Song and more at Jamboree with The Old Jelly Rollers, Carly E. and Lostboy. The Old Jelly Rollers is a traditional and second line jazz band formed to celebrate the centennial of the first ever jazz recording (1917). bringing the music, culture and positive energy of New Orleans to the streets and clubs of London. They comprise of musicians from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Trained as a classical musician, Argentinian cello ace Carly E. toured with National Youth Orchestras from France to China before her experiences living and working in England and Argentina inspired her to take the path of a singer-songwriter. Carly recently released her first EP Blue Funny You, recorded in Buenos Aires, and her debut album will release in 2017. Her sound is passionate, raw and honest. Lostboy are two guys and a shaker singing acapella folk. Special guests TBA!

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Carousel Sessions Present: Heidi Talbot

on Sat, 27 May 2017 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30pm

Heidi Talbot is the next artist to appear at the famous Carousel Sessions at Chorlton Irish Club. The County Kildare singer/songwriter is at the Club to perform numbers from her new album 'Here we go, 1,2,3...' alongside selected tracks from her previous four albums. Tickets are £10 and are available by clicking register on this site or www.wegottickets.com. They can also be picked up from the Club open from 5pm everyday and all day at the weekend. Note this Event is in our Shamrock Suite upstairs.

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Carousel Sessions Present: Heidi Talbot

on Sat, 27 May 2017 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30pm

Heidi Talbot is the next artist to appear at the famous Carousel Sessions at Chorlton Irish Club. The County Kildare singer/songwriter is at the Club to perform numbers from her new album 'Here we go, 1,2,3...' alongside selected tracks from her previous four albums. Tickets are £10 and are available by clicking register on this site or www.wegottickets.com. They can also be picked up from the Club open from 5pm everyday and all day at the weekend. Note this Event is in our Shamrock Suite upstairs.

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An Evening Of Blues

on Sat, 27 May 2017 at Worcester Marr's Bar 7:30pm

Calling Card 8:30 Bourbon Alley 10:00

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Shooglenifty

on Sun, 28 May 2017 at Lewes The Con Club 7:30pm

Shooglenifty's 2017 started with a sell-out gig at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, as part of Celtic Connections. The band played tribute to their late fiddler Angus R Grant, filling his large shoes with not one, but six of Scotland's top Highland fiddle players. The audience in Glasgow were treated to performances from Adam Sutherland (Treacherous Orchestra), Charlie McKerron (Capercaillie), Duncan Chisholm, Eilidh Shaw (The Poozies), Gavin Marwick (Bellevue Rendezvous), and Laura Wilkie (Fat Suit). As subjects of a major documentary, The High Road to Who Knows Where, band members are considering their past (27 years together and counting) and planning their future in the full glare of the camera lens. Throughout the year they'll be working with some of the guest fiddlers from the Celtic Connections gig for live performances and their forthcoming album, The High Road to Jodhpur. The tour of England will be their first outing following a return to their highland home, Glenuig, in mid-May. Audiences can expect high energy performances with tunes and songs from their 2015 release The Untied Knot (featuring guest vocalist Kaela Rowan), favourites from their extensive back catalogue, and some of the new material to emerge from the Shoogle shed over the past couple of years. There will be dancing.

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Michele And Romeo Stodart Present.....

on Sun, 28 May 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 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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Dancing Bear Presents: The Savage Prunes

on Sun, 28 May 2017 at Sheffield The Shakespeare 7:30pm

Dancing Bear hosts evenings of rare and beautiful music from around the world, in Sheffield. The Savage Prunes are an innovative instrumental trio, performing new music on traditional instruments. Combining the talents of bagpipe virtuoso Callum Armstrong, classical cellist George Pașca, and folk fiddler John-Francis Goodacre, they play complex and compelling music, all of which is newly composed by members of the band. These pieces draw on folk traditions from across Britain and France, as well as more eclectic sources from baroque to pop. Their debut album Straight Line Talking has already begun to make waves both in Britain and abroad. 'Brilliant. The Savage Prunes are exactly what the British folk scene needs right now' ★★★★★ Spiral Earth Doors: 7:30 Music: 8pm

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Dancing Bear Presents: The Savage Prunes

on Sun, 28 May 2017 at Sheffield The Shakespeare 7:30pm

Dancing Bear hosts evenings of rare and beautiful music from around the world, in Sheffield. The Savage Prunes are an innovative instrumental trio, performing new music on traditional instruments. Combining the talents of bagpipe virtuoso Callum Armstrong, classical cellist George Pașca, and folk fiddler John-Francis Goodacre, they play complex and compelling music, all of which is newly composed by members of the band. These pieces draw on folk traditions from across Britain and France, as well as more eclectic sources from baroque to pop. Their debut album Straight Line Talking has already begun to make waves both in Britain and abroad. 'Brilliant. The Savage Prunes are exactly what the British folk scene needs right now' ★★★★★ Spiral Earth Doors: 7:30 Music: 8pm

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Wille & The Bandits - Seated Ticket - 7.30pm

on Sun, 28 May 2017 at Lyme Regis Marine Theatre 7:30pm

Wille and the Bandits, the blues-bending band from Cornwall, are one of the best live acts in the country. They've played with Deep Purple, Joe Bonamassa and Status Quo, becoming firm festival favourites with a growing following for their energetic and soulful performances. This three piece combo fuses the spirit of Jimi Hendrix with the Delta blues, mixing slide guitar, gritty vocals and pulsating beats to create a unique exhilarating British blues sound.

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Wille & The Bandits - Standing Ticket - 7.30pm

on Sun, 28 May 2017 at Lyme Regis Marine Theatre 7:30pm

Wille and the Bandits, the blues-bending band from Cornwall, are one of the best live acts in the country. They've played with Deep Purple, Joe Bonamassa and Status Quo, becoming firm festival favourites with a growing following for their energetic and soulful performances. This three piece combo fuses the spirit of Jimi Hendrix with the Delta blues, mixing slide guitar, gritty vocals and pulsating beats to create a unique exhilarating British blues sound.

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Scott Wainwright

on Sun, 28 May 2017 at Durham Empty Shop HQ 4:30pm

Scott Wainwright is the Barnsley-based bluesman (born and bred as he's probably told more than one person) who's not afraid to mangle genres in the most pleasing of manners. He's playing Empty Shop HQ in Durham this May. The Blues? In Barnsley? Surely not? But Scott Wainwright is certainly a man to be reckoned with; someone who can rummage around his soul to give us real authenticity just like bluesmen of yore. But I doubt even greats such as Robert Johnson could have pulled a bit of beatboxing out of their battered hats to enhance their live performances in the easy manner of Wainwright. For this is a fella who really manages to enhance his live stuff with elements of hip-hop and folk and gospel and country and maybe even a bit of Beefheart and not afraid to drop a Stop. Hammertime when the mood takes him. He's a great raconteur too, down to earth and funny with it, and an evening spent in his company is never an evening wasted. Support at his Durham gig comes from Ian Bartholomew and Sara Dennis, so expect this one to be rather special. And the cost to you? A fiver

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Ft. Southbound

on Tue, 30 May 2017 at London 100 Club 7:30pm

Solid Entertainments presents TUESDAY BLUES SOUTHBOUND + DEEP BLUE SEA + LOL GOODMAN BAND

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David Campbell

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

David Campbell is the only member of Birmingham's (and Aberdeen's) most celebrated singing family still active on the folk scene. His grandparents were traditional singers from the ballad-rich north-east of Scotland. His father was prominent and influential in the folksong revival of the '60s, and a prolific writer of songs now often regarded as traditional. Master of the unaccompanied singing tradition in which he was raised, David also accompanies himself, usually on 5-string banjo - which he frails in the old-time manner - or ukulele.

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Adam Beattie And The Consultants + Sling

on Tue, 30 May 2017 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 8:00pm

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Adam Beattie And The Consultants + Sling

on Tue, 30 May 2017 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 8:00pm

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Fairport Convention

on Wed, 31 May 2017 at Lowdham Village Hall 7:30pm

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

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Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater

on Wed, 31 May 2017 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Cloudstreet

on Wed, 31 May 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Gizmo Varillas

on Wed, 31 May 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Deliriously inventive. CLASH MAGAZINE One of 2016's biggest surprises. INDIE SHUFFLE Hugely talented. BBC 6 Music The cult of Gizmo Varillas continues to grow with UK and US tastemakers at BBC 6 Music and KRCW coming across and championing someone they see as a major new emerging talent. Racking up critical acclaim across Daytrotter, CLASH Magazine, Indie Shuffle and Uncut amongst others, supporting Jack Savoretti on his European tour as well as his own sold-out show at Ronnie Scott's, Gizmo consolidates one of the breakthroughs of the year with an official Yoko Ono-approved new track 'No War'. The fourth release from Gizmo, following on from his debut EP 'El Dorado' contains one of the select number of samples of The Beatles' John Lennon's ever cleared by his estate and is one of the notably few reactionary tracks confronting the current political climate. Specifically identifying the American president Donald Trump's alleged wall building and the general sense of isolationism growing across both sides of the Atlantic, Gizmo softly calls for reason and peace, echoing the sentiments of the legendary Beatle. Continuing his unique combination of folk tinged with south American tropicalia, 'No War' conjures the ethereal harmonies and melodies of the likes of Fleet Foxes and Grizzly Bear, whilst stamping his subtle Latin influence across it. An intoxicating sound as timeless as it is genuinely exciting - Gizmo has played every instrument, arranged and produced every record he's released. Urgent, bold and inventive, 'No War' continues to mark Gizmo as a cult gem of a star in waiting.

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David Rovics Punk Baroque World Tour

on Wed, 31 May 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

The last time David Rovics had a real job was when he was a part-time barista at a Starbucks in 1995. After having too many thoughts about killing all the white men in suits who never tipped that entered his workplace (which were most of the clientele), he quit that job quick. Since then he has been subsisting as a musician, playing in the streets and subways of Boston at first, and by the late 1990's, touring internationally as a DIY protest singer. Except that he hates the term protest singer. But that's how the mainstream media would dismissively define him and his ilk, anyway, so there you go. If the great Phil Ochs were to rise from the dead today, he would probably be hailed as the new David Rovics. (Andy Kershaw, BBC) Absolutely brilliant. David Rovics says exactly what needs to be said. (Ian McMillan, BBC) David Rovics is a freaking genius. (Eric Spitznagel, MTV)

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Carrie Elkin With Special Guest Danny Schmidt

on Wed, 31 May 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Penny Collector is Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter Carrie Elkin's long-awaited new solo album. After touring extensively as a featured vocalist with the Sam Baker Trio and as a duo performer with her husband Danny Schmidt, this is Elkin's highly anticipated return to her solo work. Written in a year that was bookended by the birth of Elkin's first child and the process of caretaking her father through the dying process, The Penny Collector is a poet's momentous stroll full circle around the human lifecycle in one single year. It's a journey that is beautifully told, fragile and heartbreaking at times, joyous and raucous in others. And Elkin once again delivers the powerhouse vocal performance that people have come to expect, with delicate waves of intimacy that build to astonishing crests and crashes of intensity. I'm thinking Patty Griffin, Nanci Griffith and Iris DeMent....spellbinding Bob Harris

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Mara Simpson + Our Man In The Field

on Wed, 31 May 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... MARA SIMPSON + OUR MAN IN THE FIELD MARA SIMPSON Introduced to the world with whisky at birth. Singer-songwriter guitarist, banjo thrasher & keys caresser who has called Watamu, Wellington, Berlin & Brighton all home. She's captivated audiences around the world with her soulful melodies, rich lyricism, unassuming charm and wicked laugh. With a style of writing equally as eclectic as her background, Mara delivers an old soul voice with a unique perspective, quoted by New Zealand Musician Magazine as 'Soulful, sincere, warm, rich and intimate. The songwriting is stunning.' Growing up between England and East Africa, she's played stages and festivals across Germany, New Zealand and the UK where she lives. OUR MAN IN THE FIELD Our Man in The Field writes musical snapshots from the lives he's observed or the life he's lead. Influences include the open spaces of the North East Coast and the raw energy overflowing into London's sky line, and all the people in between.

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F B Pocket Orchestra

on Wed, 31 May 2017 at Framfield Memorial Hall 7:30pm

The FB Pocket Orchestra Takes its listeners back to the hot jazz, blues, ragtime & popular dances of the 1920/30s & earlier. The members originally began playing together in various FB Music & Media projects and officially began playing as The FB Pocket Orchestra in 2012

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Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater

on Thu, 1 Jun 2017 at North Shields Percy Park Rugby Club 7:30pm

Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater are two of this generation's most sought-after performers. Ange has racked up countless awards for her song writing and live performances including a nomination at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, three consecutive FATEA Magazine award wins: "Female Vocalist of the Year (2013)", "Album of the Year (2014)" and "The Tradition Award (2015)". Ange's last two studio albums - both featuring Lukas Drinkwater on double bass and backing vocals - appeared in The Telegraph's Best Folk Albums lists for 2014 and 2015. Ange and Lukas formed as a duo for the 14-night tour that accompanied the multi-award winning "Esteesee", an album of original music based on the life and work of the 18th century poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. That album, written and produced by Ange, also featured Steve Knightley, Patsy Reid and Archie Churchill-Moss amongst its cast of 11 top folk musicians. Ange and Lukas's 2016 studio album 'Findings' features songs which draw heavily from the folk tradition and broadly focus on the themes of family, migration and local trades. "Findings" are the parts used to join jewellery components together to create something beautiful. This new album is about bringing together two musicians to create something even greater than the sum of their parts. The success of the pairing was recognised in January 2017 when the partnership won FATEA's acclaimed Duo Of The Year Award for 2016. Launched on BBC Radio 2 on 14 September 'Findings' has been receiving plaudits from all quarters since and in January 2017 it won Laurel Canyon's 2016 Album Of The Year Award. Mike Harding has referred to Ange as "one of the most interesting, powerful and talented singers and songwriters ... of recent years" and her 2016 gigs with Lukas have served to cement their position as two of the current folk scene's greatest performers. Don't miss this very rare opportunity to experience the magical combined talents of Ange and Lukas up close in an intimate setting. "Two of this generations most in-demand performers" FATEA Magazine "'Findings' is complex yet simple, passionate, powerful and ultimately the real deal" Mike Harding

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Robin & Bina Williamson

on Thu, 1 Jun 2017 at Carmarthen The Parrot Music Bar 8:00pm

Robin & Bina will perform two sets with a short break between.

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Fairport Convention @50 Spring Tour 2017

on Thu, 1 Jun 2017 at Sandwich St Mary's Church 7:00pm

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets Online (Wegottickets) £22.50 Offline (from Fitb at gigs or by post) £24 On the Door £26 Fairport Convention 50th Anniversary Spring Tour 2017 As much a British Summer Institution as Wimbledon The Guardian Enjoy an evening of musical celebration with Fairport Convention at this golden anniversary tour concert. Credited with originating British folk-rock, Fairport first took to the stage in 1967's summer of love. Throughout the intervening five decades (and numerous changes of line-up) the band's passion for live performance has never wavered. To mark it's fiftieth year, Fairport has released a brand new CD titled 50:50@50. The band will play a selection of tracks from the album as well as long-established favourites from their extensive repertoire. Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim throughout it's long career. The band won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award, Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport's groundbreaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time', and their story and music has often featured on radio and television. Fairport Convention's line-up is Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion. Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue... (they) take chances and clearly enjoy themselves. The Guardian Vigorous and confident...the music leapt around the room. The Mirror It's been too long since we have been to this beautiful venue, so we're thrilled to be back there and bringing the fab Fairport fellas to lovely Sandwich. Luke Jackson Opening the concert in Sandwich will be Luke Jackson, no stranger to Folk in the Barn audiences. It's been a while since Luke has opened for anyone for us, he's moved on to far greater things, recording and touring with his excellent trio, with Grammy winner Amy Wadge and establishing his successful solo career. However Luke and his Mum and Dad are longstanding Fairport fans so we thought it about time he got to play for the guys.

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Fairport Convention @50 Spring Tour 2017

on Thu, 1 Jun 2017 at Sandwich St Mary's Church 7:00pm

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets Online (Wegottickets) £22.50 Offline (from Fitb at gigs or by post) £24 On the Door £26 Fairport Convention 50th Anniversary Spring Tour 2017 As much a British Summer Institution as Wimbledon The Guardian Enjoy an evening of musical celebration with Fairport Convention at this golden anniversary tour concert. Credited with originating British folk-rock, Fairport first took to the stage in 1967's summer of love. Throughout the intervening five decades (and numerous changes of line-up) the band's passion for live performance has never wavered. To mark it's fiftieth year, Fairport has released a brand new CD titled 50:50@50. The band will play a selection of tracks from the album as well as long-established favourites from their extensive repertoire. Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim throughout it's long career. The band won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award, Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport's groundbreaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time', and their story and music has often featured on radio and television. Fairport Convention's line-up is Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion. Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue... (they) take chances and clearly enjoy themselves. The Guardian Vigorous and confident...the music leapt around the room. The Mirror It's been too long since we have been to this beautiful venue, so we're thrilled to be back there and bringing the fab Fairport fellas to lovely Sandwich. Luke Jackson Opening the concert in Sandwich will be Luke Jackson, no stranger to Folk in the Barn audiences. It's been a while since Luke has opened for anyone for us, he's moved on to far greater things, recording and touring with his excellent trio, with Grammy winner Amy Wadge and establishing his successful solo career. However Luke and his Mum and Dad are longstanding Fairport fans so we thought it about time he got to play for the guys.

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The Sparrows Of Paris

on Thu, 1 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Sparrows of Paris are now ready to launch their first album upstairs at The Green Note! Parisian chanteuse Carolyn Saint-Pe takes you back in time to the Paris of yesteryear, with French chansons and Musette music from the 1910s to 1950s. She is joined by Josh Middleton on accordion, Julia Doyle on double bass, Joe Perkins on guitar, and a new addition of Lucy Tasker on the clarinet. You will hear their first album JAVAS, and you will also have the chance to explore tangos, valses, and chansons of the French vintage repertoire as sung by Edith Piaf, Mistinguett, Fréhel and Arletty. Some original compositions will also added to the mix.

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Myshkin Warbler

on Thu, 1 Jun 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- New Orleans schooled, gypsy spirited, endlessly curious, Myshkin is a rare bird among songwriters. Darkly joyous, compellingly complex songs, a soaring voice and pulsing guitar, work that slips under the skin and stays there. Literate, political, heartbreaking, soulbuilding, gorgeous. Recent projects include touring a co-bill show with Victoria Williams, and creating her Royal Rabble Circus for the Joshua Tree Music Festival. She will be joined at the Green Note by Mat Martin on tenor guitar and banjo and Jenny Qaqundah on cello. A poet who actually has something to say... dense, dark songs rendered beautifully. Dirty Linen Dusky, haunting gems... for all its risk-taking, never fails to sound totally organic... excellent. All Music Guide A giant among songwriters City Life, Manchester, UK

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Underhill Rose (usa) + Jonas & Jane

on Thu, 1 Jun 2017 at Winchester Railway Inn 7:45pm

Harmonies. Soul-touching lyrics. Eye-catching stage presence. Underhill Rose has become synonymous with beautiful music, charming personalities, and rippling success. In the last four years, the boot-wearing trifecta from Asheville, North Carolina has independently released two albums in the top of the Americana Music Association Airplay Chart and Roots Music Report Chart, all the while garnering critical acclaim from around the globe. It's full steam ahead for these female troubadours as they release their first live album in spring 2017 with their third tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland. Over two starry September nights in 2016, their authentic, live sound was captured in their home state. Featuring original songs from their three studio albums, Underhill Rose Live covers the depth and joy of nearly a decade of musical partnership. The stripped-down sound highlights the soulful harmonies that originally brought Eleanor Underhill and Molly Rose together to play music. By removing the bells and whistles of past recordings, Underhill Rose reveals the fundamental elements of their sound: a powerful trio in full bloom. Get to know the joyful soaring voice of Molly Rose and her guitar, the distinctive styling of Eleanor Underhill's open-back Deering banjo and salty-blues vocals in tandem with Salley Williamson on upright bass and harmonies. With their song-centered original compositions and diverse southern backgrounds, the women of Underhill Rose create three-part harmony music that is real and inspired.

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Steve Tilston

on Thu, 1 Jun 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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50 Years Of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

on Thu, 1 Jun 2017 at Liverpool Leaf 7:30pm

Remember last year's sold out show when Roxanne de Bastion and friends re-created The Beatles' classic Revolver album? Well we're doing it all again, but this time it's the turn of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band! 50 years to the day since it was first released, Roxanne will be joined on stage by house band The Ragamuffins, plus guests, who will be performing the whole of the Summer of Love's most iconic album from start to finish (that's Side A and Side B!). The second half of the show will see some of the guests performing their own songs inspired by the Fab Four. Guests confirmed so far include Me & Deboe, Charlie McKeon, and Thom Morecroft, with more guests to be confirmed.

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Bronwen / Home - Swansea Album Launch

on Thu, 1 Jun 2017 at Swansea The Hyst 7:00pm

SWANSEA ALBUM LAUNCH FOR 'HOME' 'Home' is the eagerly-awaited debut album from the extraordinarily talented, bilingual singer-songwriter, Bronwen. Born and bred in the Dulais Valley in South Wales, singing and performing has been part of her life for as long as she can remember, taking up the piano at 5 years old and then teaching herself to play the guitar at 13. Her first taste of gigging and performing her own songs came at the age of 15 and she's been performing regularly ever since. Following an unforgettable Blind Audition on the BBC series "The Voice UK", where she sang her bilingual take on Sting's 'Fields of Gold', Bronwen gained a role in the BAFTA award winning and Golden Globe nominated film Pride, in which she sang the soundtrack theme Bread and Roses. Her self-released EP 'Pure Heart' led her to collaborating with world renowned producer, Hugh Padgham (who recorded the original Fields of Gold with Sting) and more recently she collaborated with producer, John Reynolds (Sinead O'Connor, Damien Dempsey, Damien Rice, Dido, Shane MacGowan) at his London based studio. 'Home' includes 14 beautifully crafted and heartfelt songs that combine to make a gorgeously enthralling debut album. 'Home' has received praise and support from BBC Radio Wales and her debut single 'Wide Eyed Love' was playlisted earlier this year. This exciting evening will consist of a live, hour long performance of tracks from the album 'Home', along with a chance to purchase signed copies of Bronwen's debut album after the show. Tickets : £5 online, £6 on the door. Album released by Sain Records. www.bronwen-lewis.co.uk

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Acoustic Festival Of Britain 2017

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at Uttoxeter Racecourse 11:00am

Fairport Convention, Wishbone Ash by Martin Turner, Seize The Day, Howard Jones, Ed Tudor Pole, Gaz Brookfield, Nell Bryden, Boy on a Dolphin, Thrill Collins, The Barsteward Sons of Val Doonican, TV Smith, Nick Harper A Fun Filled, Family Friendly Festival. 4 Stages of World Class Music, Comedy & Entertainment over 3 Days. Plus all the goodies you have come to expect from The Acoustic Festival: Camping, Glamping (Luxury Camping), Park by Your Tent, Hot Showers, Posh Flushing Loos, Easy Access. Kids Area, Fancy Dress, Great Selection of Caterers & Traders. NEW for 2017, Our Blues Bar, Showcasing some of the very best in UK Blues Music

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13th Wirral Folk Festival 2017

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at Ellesmere Port The Whitby Club Doors 6pm Friday, 10am Saturday & Sunday

This is a festival of the arts and includes contemporary and traditional folk/acoustic music, dance, and poetry. As in previous years it consists of 5 main stage concerts, the line-up for which (in reverse order) is as follows Friday 8pm - MARTIN/ELIZA CARTHY, Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston, Edwina Hayes, Sarah Horn & James Cudworth Saturday 12-45pm - MARK RADCLIFFE'S GALLEON BLAST, Merry Hell, Collin Henderson, The Trials of Cato Saturday 7-30pm - LINDISFARNE, Mark Radcliffe's Galleon Blast, Anthony John Clarke, Granny's Attic Sunday 12-45pm - BLACKBEARD'S TEA PARTY, The Coal Porters, Bernard Wrigley, Anthony John Clarke Sunday 8-00pm - DEMON BARBER'S XL ROADSHOW, Blackbeard's Tea Party, Mawkin In addition festival fringe events will include: - Thursday night Oak Room 'Sing in the Festival Open Mic, Mini-Concerts, 'Chances to Meet' artistes, Folk Club concerts, Singers/Musicians sessions, Singarounds Ukulele and Irish Jam sessions. Comedy hour, Training workshops in: - Irish Music, Ukulele, Guitar, Songwriting, Poetry and Learning to sing. Folkus (Folk Arts North West) will give training in Bodhran and Whistle, Morris Dance displays and Craft Fair including demonstrations by the National Waterways Museum Ladies Craft Team.

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Bob Wood (this Is An Oak Room Concert)

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at Stony Stratford The Cock Hotel (Marquee Suite) 8:15pm

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Conservatoire Folk Ensemble

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Join the Conservatoire Folk Ensemble for this - their 20th Anniversary Tour! Joe Broughton's Folk Ensemble really do provide an entire festival in two hours, cramming at least 50 of the best young musicians in Britain onto our stage, then filling the room with their exhilarating blend of folk, funk, classical, ska, reggae, jazz hip-hop and everything in between!! Leader and fiddle player Joe Broughton formed the Conservatoire Folk Ensemble 20 years ago - since then a host of modern folk luminaries - including Sam Sweeney, Jim Moray and Katriona Gilmore have all been taught their craft by him.

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Martyn Joseph In Concert

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Martyn Joseph - Spring Tour 2017 Martyn Joseph is as performer like no other. He's a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called The Welsh Springsteen, but there are also shades of John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives. Juxtaposition is a key theme in Martyn's work. The simplicity and the complexity of the human condition and all that it encompasses is underpinned with a heady promise of hope. There is a versatility to Martyn's music that is hard to categorise. Many have tried, resulting in labels such as Folk, Rock, Soul, Folk Funk and Americana; all of which somehow miss the mark. But sometimes music doesn't need a defining genre and with the ability to articulate a sense of the bigger picture, Martyn's music and social commentary manage to empower and speak for many. His songs are pictures, and stories, and feelings all put to music and delivered by a master craftsman. 2014 saw him take the spirit of his music onto a more practical footing with the launch of his "Let Yourself Trust", a not-for-profit organisation which aims to make a small difference out of great love and commitment by challenging injustice wherever it's found, educating via advocacy, campaigning for human rights, and raising issues that have been forgotten or ignored via fundraising initiatives, thus bringing about greater awareness for beautiful people in powerless situations. 2016 was one of Martyn's busiest, and this was acknowledged by him being nominated in the Hardest Working Artist category at the UK Independent Music Awards, being the only folk artist to receive any nomination. Playing over 170 shows worldwide he was also part of the Parliament/EFDSS project Sweet Liberties marking 800 years of British democracy, with Nancy Kerr, Sam Carter and Maz O'Connor. One of his songs from this, Nye celebrating Nye Bevan, the author of the NHS, has been enthusiastically received by audiences everywhere, as well as having BBC national airplay on Mark Radcliffe's Folk Show and Tom Robinson's 6 Music show. Martyn Joseph. A unique talent driven by passion and love for his trade, continues to write, sing and play from the heart. www.martynjoseph.net www.martynjoseph.com VIDEOS I Searched for You https://youtu.be/tIVA5_k6rfo Nye Song for the NHS https://youtu.be/8IBmmXn1QwM Her Name IS Rose https://youtu.be/pCo7SnZsTZ8

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Emma Stevens

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

By her own admission, what you see is what you get with talented British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and down-to-earth surfer chick Emma Stevens. Life has been something of a whirlwind since embarking on a solo career in 2012; she's released four EPs, three albums with four consecutively playlisted singles on BBC Radio 2 and an iTunes Single of the Week, toured seven times (including three headline tours), performed at numerous festivals including Hyde Park, CarFest and Country2Country, supported Simply Red, Passenger and Train and has just finished work in the studio on her new album, To My Roots, a collection of songs inspired by the eclectic mix of music she grew up listening to. Everything from James Taylor through Paul Simon to The Dixie Chicks, The Corrs, Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley. I love country music and was lucky enough to spend a month in Nashville recently writing, collaborating and immersing myself in the culture. Emma's sound is a fusion of catchy pop melodies and folk instrumentation with country elements. Her voice is emotive, clear and effortless with a touch of country and an audible joyful smile. She says: My music is all written from my heart and soul to convey beautiful messages based on feelings of loss, happiness, nature, my love for the ocean and my love for people. With almost three million Spotify plays and over a million video views, the increasing popularity of this uniquely versatile artist (who counts BBC's Chris Evans and the late Sir Terry Wogan amongst her fans) is undeniable. 
emmastevensmusic.com

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My Darling Clementine

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at Ulverston Sports Club 7:45pm

For what began life as something of a side project for Michael Weston King & Lou Dalgleish,  a labour of love, a homage to the classic country duets of the 60's and 70's, My Darling Clementine is now very much part of the country and Americana landscape. 3 critically acclaimed albums, over 400 shows across Europe and N. America, numerous accolades and awards has placed the band at the forefront of the burgeoning Americana scene. The new album, Still Testifying, was recorded over the summer of 2016 and will be released in May 2017. Stylistically, it is a further shifting away from classic country to embrace gospel and country soul 'more Delaney & Bonnie than George & Tammy'.  But if the musical landscape has changed then the message and tone of the songs stay pretty constant. 2 adults, a man and woman, singing to each, about each other, for and against each other. 

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Adrian Legg In Concert At Mycenae House

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at London Mycenae House 7:00pm

"To say that Adrian Legg plays a good guitar is like saying Menuhin saws a fine fiddle! This man is ridiculously talented." Music Week Adrian Legg is a guitar wizard who gathers superlatives wherever he plays. So it's no wonder that popular BBC radio personality Andy Kershaw says of Legg, "Quite simply, there is no one else like him," citing his "dazzling technique and equally large dollops of spirit, humor, passion, eclecticism and spontaneity." Starting as a solo artist in the mid-1970s, Adrian has four times won the prestigious Guitar Player magazine's Best Fingerstyle Guitarist Award and Guitarist magazine dubbed him Guitarist of the Decade. His stunning technique and flawless musicality have made him a firm favourite in the USA, land of the guitar, where he has toured twice yearly for the last twenty years, sharing the bill with such artists as Richard Thompson, Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson. He has also toured Europe and Russia, where he received critical acclaim. "Adrian Legg is a guitarist of great power, invention and versatility - he sounds like an orchestra." St Petersburg Times Adrian views his performance as an expression of his soul and humanity. "Playing live is the whole point," he stresses. "This is where music lives." One technique he has developed involves developing a melody through retuning the guitar while playing a piece, emulating the swooping effects of a pedal steel guitar. To achieve the mix of acoustic sound and electric attack and versatility that is his musical goal, Adrian plays a one-of-a kind custom built guitar and uses custom effect to achieve his sound - and he is not averse to the occasional use of a fuzz box! - dissolving boundaries between folk, blues, country, rock and jazz. Audio magazine described him as a cross between Robert Fripp and Garrison Keillor This is a rare opportunity to catch a solo London concert by this master of the fingerstyle guitar, in the intimate venue of Mycenae House, which is fast gaining an enviable reputation for presenting gigs by top acoustic players. Doors: 7pm. Show: 8pm. Bar available.

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Adrian Legg In Concert At Mycenae House

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at London Mycenae House 7:00pm

"To say that Adrian Legg plays a good guitar is like saying Menuhin saws a fine fiddle! This man is ridiculously talented." Music Week Adrian Legg is a guitar wizard who gathers superlatives wherever he plays. So it's no wonder that popular BBC radio personality Andy Kershaw says of Legg, "Quite simply, there is no one else like him," citing his "dazzling technique and equally large dollops of spirit, humor, passion, eclecticism and spontaneity." Starting as a solo artist in the mid-1970s, Adrian has four times won the prestigious Guitar Player magazine's Best Fingerstyle Guitarist Award and Guitarist magazine dubbed him Guitarist of the Decade. His stunning technique and flawless musicality have made him a firm favourite in the USA, land of the guitar, where he has toured twice yearly for the last twenty years, sharing the bill with such artists as Richard Thompson, Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson. He has also toured Europe and Russia, where he received critical acclaim. "Adrian Legg is a guitarist of great power, invention and versatility - he sounds like an orchestra." St Petersburg Times Adrian views his performance as an expression of his soul and humanity. "Playing live is the whole point," he stresses. "This is where music lives." One technique he has developed involves developing a melody through retuning the guitar while playing a piece, emulating the swooping effects of a pedal steel guitar. To achieve the mix of acoustic sound and electric attack and versatility that is his musical goal, Adrian plays a one-of-a kind custom built guitar and uses custom effect to achieve his sound - and he is not averse to the occasional use of a fuzz box! - dissolving boundaries between folk, blues, country, rock and jazz. Audio magazine described him as a cross between Robert Fripp and Garrison Keillor This is a rare opportunity to catch a solo London concert by this master of the fingerstyle guitar, in the intimate venue of Mycenae House, which is fast gaining an enviable reputation for presenting gigs by top acoustic players. Doors: 7pm. Show: 8pm. Bar available.

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Jess Vincent

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

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

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Folk And Flowers

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at London Oxford House 7:30pm

Folk & Flowers is for the 3rd year taking part in the Chelsea Fringe at Oxford House. The alternative gardens festival which runs concurrently with the Chelsea flower show, celebrates all the community and guerrilla gardening going on, and encourages links between gardens and art, literature and music. Folk & Flowers is an evening of folk music specially compiled to complement the fringe - to celebrate gardens, landscape and nature. The music will range from the traditional to the contemporary, the serious to hilarious - and show how nature is central to folk. There is a whole language in folk music built around plants & flowers roses for love, willows for weeping and rue for regret but we will also unearth songs that look at how land and cultivation has been viewed over the centuries The event is a collaboration between an ensemble of folk singers & musicians who have come together especially for this evening. Featuring Dave Clare, Marie McCormack, John Waterworth, Lucy Baxandall & Wendy Lanchin With special guests: Hazel Askew: 2011 Spiral Earth Award for Best Female Singer Hazel is a singer, musician and composer from London. She regularly performs in a longstanding duo with her sister Emily as The Askew Sisters, playing traditional English music and songs on fiddle, melodeon and concertina. Together, they have released three critically acclaimed albums, the most recent of which In the Air or the Earth won Best Traditional Album at the Spiral Earth Awards 2015. She is also a third of popular vocal harmony trio Lady Maisery, who were nominated for the Horizon Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2012. (www.askewsisters.co.uk and www.ladymaisery.com) Carol Anderson: Fiddle player extraordinaire. Carol is a highly regarded fiddle player from Aberdeenshire. She has a distinctive style combining East Coast and West Coast influences, stemming from her early tuition from Jean-Ann Callender, a native of Lochaber, and later tuition at summer schools from Aonghas Grant. She has a keen interest in Scottish pipe music and this is reflected in her repertoire.

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Chris And Kellie While

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

A concert with two of the best voices active in the folk world, Chris While and her daughter Kellie. Not only having a voice to die for, Chris is also a well know songwriter with a huge repertoire of delightful self penned songs. Supporting Chris and Kellie is Chris King.

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The Savage Prunes

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

The Savage Prunes are an innovative instrumental trio, performing new music on traditional instruments. Combining the talents of bagpipe virtuoso Callum Armstrong, classical cellist George Pașca, and folk fiddler John-Francis Goodacre, they play complex and compelling music, all of which is newly composed by members of the band. These pieces draw on folk traditions from across Britain and France, as well as more eclectic sources from baroque to pop. Their debut album Straight Line Talking has already begun to make waves both in Britain and abroad. The voices of the instruments weave together, creating a rich interplay of sounds in which no-one is just an accompanist. The lyrical tones of the cello, the rhythmic grooves of the fiddle, and the stunning agility of the pipes all contribute equally to the band's distinctive sound. In this mix, the trio's distinct musical backgrounds can be heard. George, originally from Romania, is a classically trained cellist who enjoys exploring and creating new techniques for his instrument. John-Francis grew up surrounded by folk music, and began his playing under the tuition of acclaimed English fiddler Sam Sweeney. Callum spans this divide, combining a deep understanding of British piping traditions with a training in classical recorder and composition. 'Brilliant. The Savage Prunes are exactly what the British folk scene needs right now.' ★★★★★ Spiral Earth 'It has the drive and rhythmic push of dance music but also the complex interplay of sounds that you would hear from a chamber trio.' fRoots Magazine 'Inventive, expressive and above all different .. this progressive folk is as vital as it comes.' FolkWords

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The Pretty Things

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:00pm

THEY ARE BACK AGAIN! After their very successful gig with us at end of 2015 we thought it's high time to get them back! We love them! After 52 years of continuous service, The Pretty Things remain a significant, challenging force in rock and roll. Despite their veteran status, their contemporary relevance, undiminished energy & inspirational commitment inspire emerging generations of new artists and young fans, whilst retaining their devoted, fanatical, core fan base. Their career is a tribute to righteous, unswerving convictions, always chosen over a quick buck. It is no surprise that guitarist Dick Taylor chose to leave The Rolling Stones, which he had formed with Mick & Keith, to pursue a more raw level of energy with The Pretty Things. And they still retain that energy, as befits one of this country's most exciting live acts, whilst their recordings and song-writing maintain the same levels of inspiration and innovation that were set back in 1964, with the world's first and best ever Garage anthem Rosalyn. More info on the website: http://www.theprettythings.com

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The Pretty Things

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:00pm

THEY ARE BACK AGAIN! After their very successful gig with us at end of 2015 we thought it's high time to get them back! We love them! After 52 years of continuous service, The Pretty Things remain a significant, challenging force in rock and roll. Despite their veteran status, their contemporary relevance, undiminished energy & inspirational commitment inspire emerging generations of new artists and young fans, whilst retaining their devoted, fanatical, core fan base. Their career is a tribute to righteous, unswerving convictions, always chosen over a quick buck. It is no surprise that guitarist Dick Taylor chose to leave The Rolling Stones, which he had formed with Mick & Keith, to pursue a more raw level of energy with The Pretty Things. And they still retain that energy, as befits one of this country's most exciting live acts, whilst their recordings and song-writing maintain the same levels of inspiration and innovation that were set back in 1964, with the world's first and best ever Garage anthem Rosalyn. More info on the website: http://www.theprettythings.com

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Jo Harrop & Robin Banerjee

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Jo Harrop & Amy Winehouse guitarist, Robin Banerjee, play a fine selection of jazz songs with style, reminiscent of the Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass duet albums. Robin Banerjee is a stellar guitar player on the London circuit, best known for his work in Jazz Jamaica and the Amy Winehouse band, & Jo Harrop is one of the most genuine jazz singers on the scene. " A jazz singer who has a refined mellow sound evoking the greats such as Anita O'Day & Billie Holliday and has graced many prestigious stages and studios around the UK, she delivers a beautifully warm and swinging sound." "No worries here, this girl was born to sing jazz! Jo has all the emotional warmth and sensibility to melt the chilliest of hearts, and her laid back charm implies the right sort of tact she naturally has for her engaging take on soul jazz. Undeniable star quality" Blues & Soul Magazine " A singing sensation".... Her voice is amazing - think Islay whisky, dark porter or tannin-rich red wine -deep, the lissome lady is a class act" "Harrop has excellent tone, and great stage prescence" Marlbank

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Reg Meuross At Braceborough Village Hall

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at Braceborough Village Hall 7:30pm

Reg Meuross is a true modern troubadour, representing contemporary English folk writing at its best. There's something special about the way he writes and delivers a song Townes Van Zandt. His appearances at folk clubs and festivals throughout the UK and abroad, and his highly acclaimed solo albums have now established his songs as 'the hinges upon which swing the doors of perceptive English folk' (Folkwords). He captivates audiences with his beautiful tenor voice, winning Best Male Vocalist 2013 Fatea, and FolkWords Best Album 2014 for England Green & England Grey. Reg is an accomplished musician, accompanying himself masterfully on guitar bringing beautiful songs from his highly acclaimed solo albums, including characters from history, protest songs and some of the most heart aching love songs ever written, performed with depth and spellbinding delivery. There's something special about the way he writes and delivers a song Townes Van Zandt. 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. One of the most talented storytellers of our generation Pennyblack Music Powerful and moving songwriting Martin Chilton, The Telegraph A mighty songwriter and an equally fine singer Martin Carthy

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Helter Skelter With The Rin Tins + Jet Black Pearl

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Gypsy, Rockabilly and Stomp at Jamboree... The Rin Tins set the dance-floor off with gypsy stomp, gypsy rockabilly, dark folk tales, swing jazz rhythms and pounding oompa beats. Jet Black Pearl play European gypsy musette punk with accordion, flute, a human beat box, a music box, a toy piano and a loop station.

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Underhill Rose

on Fri, 2 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 most promising rootsy women artists in the Americana scene. No Depression Harmonies. Soul-touching lyrics. Underhill Rose has put its talents to work to become synonymous with fresh, beautiful Americana music. With Eleanor playing her distinctive claw-hammer style on a Deering banjo along with harmonica, Molly Rose on guitar and Salley plucking the upright bass, the trio has carved out a place in the Americana scene with songs that run the gamut from heart-wrenching to sassy and playful to thought-provoking. Eleanor's salty blues-inspired voice and Molly's soaring range lead the group in tandem with Salley's country twang to create three-part harmony music that is real and inspired, and rooted in everything life has thrown at Asheville, North Carolina's pre-eminent female trinity.

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Merry Hell At Manchester Museum

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at Manchester Museum 7:00pm

Ever wanted to watch folk music with a tyrannosaurus rex ? Well now you can. On 2nd June the North West's most unusual concert venue opens its doors with acclaimed folk outfit band Merry Hell as the first guests. Hailing from Wigan and with four highly rated albums to their credit, the band open their summer of festival appearances on Oxford Road. They will appear in their stripped down acoustic version for this gig. In support is Tom Doughty, recognised as one of the finest lap slide guitarists around. Fresh from an appearance with the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and after featuring on the international stage at Colne Blues Festival last year, Doughty's musicianship and soulful vocals are always a treat to behold. Doors open at 7pm with the concert commencing at 7.30 pm

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Sean Lakeman & Kathryn Roberts @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 3 Jun 2017 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:30pm

Sat 3rd June 2017 Sean Lakeman & Kathryn Roberts @ Wychwood Folk Club Tiddy Hall, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AG Tickets £12.00 in advance £14.00 on the door - Start 8pm.Doors 7.30pm Parking & Bar Available 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 Two of the British folk scenes most accomplished performers, Kathryn and Sean have graced stages the world over in a number of guises. However, the intimacy and strength of passion shown as a duo, combined with an ever evolving eclectic repertoire ensures a rare treat for any listener. Twin daughters and a folk-rock whirlwind forced Kathryn Roberts (Vocals / Piano / Woodwind), and Sean Lakeman (Guitar), to sideline their popular duo performances in the mid noughties. After almost a decade, 2012 saw a spectacular return in conjunction with their critically acclaimed album 'Hidden People'. Awards and much praise followed and the couple swiftly re-established themselves as one of the top British folk duos working today. With their fourth and most successful album to date 'Tomorrow Will Follow Today', Kathryn and Sean's reputation for 'quality' was cemented. More awards and plaudits followed. Most gratifying for the pair was a growing acknowledgement as 'Songwriters par excellence' fRoots. An obvious dedication to their craft mixed with the acute ability to draw a listener effortlessly and intimately into their world has led to their shows being described as An absolute masterclass in how to do it right. Festivalsforall.com With a story that includes over 20 years of music making with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have consolidated themselves as pillars of modern British folk.

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Martyn Joseph

on Sat, 3 Jun 2017 at Reading St Nicolas Earley 7:30pm

Martyn Joseph is as performer like no other. He's a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called The Welsh Springsteen, but there are also shades of John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives. Juxtaposition is a key theme in Martyn's work. The simplicity and the complexity of the human condition and all that it encompasses is underpinned with a heady promise of hope. There is a versatility to Martyn's music that is hard to categorise. Many have tried, resulting in labels such as Folk, Rock, Soul, Folk Funk and Americana; all of which somehow miss the mark. But sometimes music doesn't need a defining genre and with the ability to articulate a sense of the bigger picture, Martyn's music and social commentary manage to empower and speak for many. His songs are pictures, and stories, and feelings all put to music and delivered by a master craftsman. 2014 saw him take the spirit of his music onto a more practical footing with the launch of his "Let Yourself Trust", a not-for-profit organisation which aims to make a small difference out of great love and commitment by challenging injustice wherever it's found, educating via advocacy, campaigning for human rights, and raising issues that have been forgotten or ignored via fundraising initiatives, thus bringing about greater awareness for beautiful people in powerless situations. 2016 was one of Martyn's busiest, and this was acknowledged by him being nominated in the Hardest Working Artist category at the UK Independent Music Awards, being the only folk artist to receive any nomination. Playing over 170 shows worldwide he was also part of the Parliament/EFDSS project Sweet Liberties marking 800 years of British democracy, with Nancy Kerr, Sam Carter and Maz O'Connor. One of his songs from this, Nye celebrating Nye Bevan, the author of the NHS, has been enthusiastically received by audiences everywhere, as well as having BBC national airplay on Mark Radcliffe's Folk Show and Tom Robinson's 6 Music show. Martyn Joseph. A unique talent driven by passion and love for his trade, continues to write, sing and play from the heart. www.martynjoseph.net VIDEOS I Searched for You https://youtu.be/tIVA5_k6rfo Nye Song for the NHS https://youtu.be/8IBmmXn1QwM Her Name IS Rose https://youtu.be/pCo7SnZsTZ8 Stunning, heartfelt music
 Bob Harris BBC Radio 2, "Intelligent and enlightened songs are both energising and provocativefrom subtle tenderness to growly indignation. A Welsh national treasure MOJO A superb album, open yet textured; complex yet immediately listenable: insightful and often hard hitting" R2 - 5 stars heartfelt and ultimately optimistic songs Songlines One of the most charismatic and electrifying performers in Britain todaytough and passionate
 Tom Robinson BBC 6 music One of acoustic music's most original voices, and most forward looking of his generation of singer/songwriters Q Magazine A profound experience The Boston Globe Songs of social commentary as much as love, with a rootsy sensibility
 Time Out Written with craft, performed with passion Financial Times

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Folk Factory Family Ceilidh Day: Workshop

on Sat, 3 Jun 2017 at Sheffield Dungworth Village Hall 10:00am

Come and learn all about the English ceilidh - a special event full of music, dancing and lots of fun. After the workshop you'll put everything you've learnt into action at our very own Family Ceilidh (see overleaf for details).Bring your family along, show them what you've learnt and enjoy dancing to amazing, energetic live music. Saturday 3 June 10am - 4pm Age 7+

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Folk Factory Family Ceilidh

on Sat, 3 Jun 2017 at Bradfield Dungworth Green Hall 5:30pm

Folk Factory Family Ceilidh Saturday 3 June 5.30 7.30pm, Dungworth Green Hall Suitable for all ages £5 adults, £3 children, U5s free Or bring the whole family to the ceilidh for £10 (2 adults, 2 children)

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Folk Factory Family Ceilidh

on Sat, 3 Jun 2017 at Bradfield Dungworth Green Hall 5:30pm

Folk Factory Family Ceilidh Saturday 3 June 5.30 7.30pm, Dungworth Green Hall Suitable for all ages £5 adults, £3 children, U5s free Or bring the whole family to the ceilidh for £10 (2 adults, 2 children)

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Sean Hayes Plus Special Guests

on Sat, 3 Jun 2017 at London The Lexington 7:30pm

A unique chance to catch Sean Hayes play his only UK show in 2017! Low Light, the eighth album from independent recording artist Sean Hayes, captures his distinctive sound at its most intimate. Recorded both at home and in the studio, Low Light webs its way through genres, incorporating the pulse and yearning of R&B with the low-fi grit and crackle of folk. From the gauzy, beat-driven title track to the aching, old-school country Sing Me Your Love Song, Hayes' voice glides between a growling purr and seductive vibrato, transporting the listener into a rich, sensual latenight world. In his twenty -year career as a San Francisco-based musician, Hayes has won acclaim from fans and critics alike. He's duetted with Aimee Mann, toured with Ani DiFranco and the Cold War Kids, been covered by The Be Good Tanyas and re-mixed by DJ Mark Farina, and had his music featured in a variety of television shows, films, and commercials. Raised in North Carolina and honed as an artist in Northern California, Hayes crafts music that, as the SF Weekly puts it, succeeds on the tension between warm, resonant soul and dirt-road folk, all laced with a wandering troubadour's coo. In the track Home I Left Hayes sings of leaving San Francisco--headed north with my young family/needed space to grow--and this album is structured to represent snapshots from his life in the four years since. Low Light thrums with songs of desire, sanctuary, and the redemptive power of love. http://www.SeanHayesMusic.com http://www.facebook.com/seanhayesmusic http://www.facebook.com/adam.beattie.73

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Luke Doherty Band

on Sat, 3 Jun 2017 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Luke Doherty Band

on Sat, 3 Jun 2017 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Tarantella Beats Party With Amaraterra

on Sat, 3 Jun 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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Gilmore & Roberts

on Sat, 3 Jun 2017 at Maldon Blue Boar Hotel 8:00pm

Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008. Since then, the duo have toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the UK's biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work. A wonderful opportunity to see them in an intimate setting!

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Jordan Mackampa

on Sat, 3 Jun 2017 at Northampton The Lab. 8:00pm

SBD presents: Jordan MacKampa Saturday June 3rd Singer-songwriter, and Northampton resident, Jordan Mackampa is often described as a troubadour, an artist with timeless soul and lyrics drenched in heart felt empathy. As a man who was born in Kinshasa, grew up in London and became an artist in Coventry, Jordan's music is swimming in the sounds and stories of the towns and cities he's inhabited over the years. His critically acclaimed debut EP Physics was celebrated for its unique combination of jazz soaked beats, folk melodies and effortless gospel harmonies as well as his poet-like lyricism exploring love, longing and loss. This early interest in him is seeing some incredible numbers crop up - his song Yours To Keep from the EP has now had two million plays on Spotify alone. With a follow-up EP shortly on its way Jordan says, there's a smokier, darker sound to this one, it reflects the times we're living in and poets and artists I've been immersing myself in. @ The Lab 95-97 Charles Street, Northampton NN1 3BG Doors 8pm

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Lkq At New Unity

on Sat, 3 Jun 2017 at London Newington Green Unitarian Church - New Unity 7:15pm

The London Klezmer Quartet returns to Newington Green Unitarian Church with an acoustic show based on their new album, 'To the Tavern'. A band arrives at dawn at a railway station in a small middle-European country town for a 24-hour sojourn. The musicians find their way around, get to know the locals and lead a rowdy session at the local tavern, before exhaustion sets in as they see in the new day. With a wealth of traditional-style compositions by the band, the adventure also 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 a song about beetroot soup. Ilana Cravitz (violin), Susi Evans (clarinet), Carol Isaacs (accordion), Indra Buraczewska (double bass and vocals). Tickets £11 in advance (incl. booking fee) or £13 on the door. MU, students and under 16s £5.50 in advance (incl. booking fee) or £6 on the door.

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Lkq At New Unity

on Sat, 3 Jun 2017 at London Newington Green Unitarian Church - New Unity 7:15pm

The London Klezmer Quartet returns to Newington Green Unitarian Church with an acoustic show based on their new album, 'To the Tavern'. A band arrives at dawn at a railway station in a small middle-European country town for a 24-hour sojourn. The musicians find their way around, get to know the locals and lead a rowdy session at the local tavern, before exhaustion sets in as they see in the new day. With a wealth of traditional-style compositions by the band, the adventure also 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 a song about beetroot soup. Ilana Cravitz (violin), Susi Evans (clarinet), Carol Isaacs (accordion), Indra Buraczewska (double bass and vocals). Tickets £11 in advance (incl. booking fee) or £13 on the door. MU, students and under 16s £5.50 in advance (incl. booking fee) or £6 on the door.

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Dave Tomlinson And Friends

on Sat, 3 Jun 2017 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:30pm

Village Records and The Milton Rooms present the original songs of the incredibly talented Dave Tomlinson and who will be joined on this occasion by Tom Townsend and other top quality session players.

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The Black Feathers

on Sat, 3 Jun 2017 at Earls Barton Working Mens Club 7:30pm

This is an opportunity to see one of the country's finest Americana acts. With their original song writing delivered with stunning harmonies. This award winning duo has toured in the USA to great reviews. They are supported by Cajun and Folk band Doughboy 3. With many years on the music scene this band never fails to entertain.

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Tarantella Beats Party With Amaraterra + Dance Workshop + Guest Dj Alastair Prince

on Sat, 3 Jun 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 from Amaraterra, with a special Pizzica dance workshop beforehand 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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Show Of Hands

on Sun, 4 Jun 2017 at Great Torrington RHS Garden Rosemoor 4:00pm

Plough Patrons Show of Hands return fresh from their recent concert at The Royal Albert Hall. A special evening awaits those who book early..... Please note the 5pm start time.

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Mary Gauthier

on Sun, 4 Jun 2017 at Luton The Bear Club 6:30pm

A very special opportunity, brought about by a faithful and fateful email enquiry, brings one of The Bear's favourite singer/songwriters in for the most intimate of gigs. Mary, accompanied by violinist Michele Gazich, stop off for a Sunday evening that will go down in Bear history. ** ONLY 80 TICKETS ** A Louisiana-native turned Nashville-resident, Mary Gauthier (it's French - pronounced Go-SHAY) has had an extraordinary life. A teenage runaway who found her first shelter among addicts and drag queens, struggled with drug addiction and became a chef/owner of three restaurants in Boston before selling them in 2001 to become a full time songwriter. She has subsequently received countless accolades for her six studio albums. The New York Times music writer John Pareles picked 2001's Filth and Fire as the #1 Indy release of the year, 2005's Mercy Now earned her the Americana Music Association's New/Emerging Artist of the Year title and 2011's The Foundling was named as one of the Records of the Year by the LA Times. Mary's songs have been praised by both Bob Dylan and Tom Waits and recorded by Jimmy Buffett, Blake Shelton, Boy George, Tim McGraw, Candi Staton amongst others. Trouble and Love, her first studio CD since 2010, was co-produced by Mary with Patrick Granado (whose credits include Grammys for a Delbert McClinton record he produced and a tribute CD to Stephen Foster), recorded in Ricky Skaggs studio outside Nashville and features the support of Darrell Scott, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Ashley Cleveland. One track from Trouble and Love, How You Learn To Live Alone, co-written with Gretchen Peters, was chosen for Season II of the hit TV show Nashville. On the record, the legendary Duane Eddy plays guitar on this song.

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Mary Gauthier

on Sun, 4 Jun 2017 at Luton The Bear Club 6:30pm

A very special opportunity, brought about by a faithful and fateful email enquiry, brings one of The Bear's favourite singer/songwriters in for the most intimate of gigs. Mary, accompanied by violinist Michele Gazich, stop off for a Sunday evening that will go down in Bear history. ** ONLY 80 TICKETS ** A Louisiana-native turned Nashville-resident, Mary Gauthier (it's French - pronounced Go-SHAY) has had an extraordinary life. A teenage runaway who found her first shelter among addicts and drag queens, struggled with drug addiction and became a chef/owner of three restaurants in Boston before selling them in 2001 to become a full time songwriter. She has subsequently received countless accolades for her six studio albums. The New York Times music writer John Pareles picked 2001's Filth and Fire as the #1 Indy release of the year, 2005's Mercy Now earned her the Americana Music Association's New/Emerging Artist of the Year title and 2011's The Foundling was named as one of the Records of the Year by the LA Times. Mary's songs have been praised by both Bob Dylan and Tom Waits and recorded by Jimmy Buffett, Blake Shelton, Boy George, Tim McGraw, Candi Staton amongst others. Trouble and Love, her first studio CD since 2010, was co-produced by Mary with Patrick Granado (whose credits include Grammys for a Delbert McClinton record he produced and a tribute CD to Stephen Foster), recorded in Ricky Skaggs studio outside Nashville and features the support of Darrell Scott, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Ashley Cleveland. One track from Trouble and Love, How You Learn To Live Alone, co-written with Gretchen Peters, was chosen for Season II of the hit TV show Nashville. On the record, the legendary Duane Eddy plays guitar on this song.

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Stick In The Wheel At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 4 Jun 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

The East Londoners who have gone in a few years to being one of the biggest names in Folk Music. Stick In The Wheel play with a intensity unmatched anywhere else on the folk scene. They play the music of our people. They sing in our own accents. They record in our kitchens and living rooms. This is our culture, our tradition. At present a limited number of advance tickets are on sale here, and at the club on Sunday evenings. You may still be able to pay on the night but please check the club website for updates as show may sell out.. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Counters Creek

on Sun, 4 Jun 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

Counter's Creek is an acoustic folk trio based in London who make original music inspired by the folk music of the British Isles and beyond. Jigs, reels, grooves from Eastern Europe & West Africa, catchy melodies with closely interwoven harmonies allied to a real sense of swing and dance energy. Fiddler Tom Newell is known for his work with Effra who perform regularly at UK folk festivals as well as The Ceilidh Liberation Front, Alex Mendham & His Orchestra and pop acts including Muse, One Direction and Lana Del Rey. He also plays banjo and mandolin (not to mention charango and mouth harp). Guitarist Moss Freed plays with jazz/folk group Flekd, the Spike Orchestra, has recently recorded for John Zorn's Tzadik label and is currently researching a PhD at Hull University. Whistle player Jonathan Taylor has worked in many different musical genres: best known as a jazz pianist who's played with artists such as Pee Wee Ellis, Fred Wesley, Ruby Turner and various British jazz luminaries, he's also co-founder of Tango Siempre, appeared on Strictly Come Dancing and arranged music for Robert WyattThree musicians from very different backgrounds, united by a love of acoustic folk music, great tunes and earthy dance grooves.

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Chris Sherburn, Denny Bartley With Emily Sanders

on Sun, 4 Jun 2017 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

A welcome return - lots of banter with traditional and modern songs. Concertina, guitar and fiddle. 'Engaging' doesn't even begin to describe the ambience!

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Dennis Bovell, Matic Horns, Tan Tan & Dub Natty Sessions

on Sun, 4 Jun 2017 at London The White Lion 6:00pm

THIS EVENT IS A WHITE LION EXCLUSIVE! =============================== The first music festival on world tour is coming to the UK, with the best of British Reggae altogether in one show. DENNIS BOVELL ============ Dennis Bovell, Britain's dub master, founder of Matumbi, musician, singer, composer, sound engineer, producer and reggae pioneer. Dennis has worked with the some artists such as Linton Kwesi Johnson, Steel Pulse, Fela Kuti and Marvin Gaye. MATIC HORNS =========== Matic Horns ex UB40 trombone player has from his days with Matumbi in the 70's, blown his way to the top of roots reggae, performing with Aswad, Gregory Isaacs, Horace Andy, John Holt, Maxi Priest, Luciano, Freddie McGregor & many more. Original dubwise with Henry Tenyue. EDDIE 'TAN TAN' THORNTON ===================== TAN TAN is a legendary Jamaican trumpeter. In the 1950s, he played in the Roy Coulton band (the first band to play live on Jamaican radio) along with Don Drummond. He toured worldwide with the group, backing a number of jazz stars, and settled in Europe, where he played with several bands including Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames in 1964, playing on several of their hits. He also performed with Georgie Fame and another friend of Rico Rodriguez in the BBC 4 Session: The Birth of Cool. He went on to play on The Beatles' "Got to Get You into My Life", and performed with Boney M. In 1975, Thornton played horn on Andy Fairweather Low's album, La Booga Rooga. In the late 1970s and early 1980s he was part of the horn section for Aswad, as well as playing with King Sounds. He released a self-produced solo album in 1981, on which he was backed by The Cimarons. More recently he has played with Jazz Jamaica, and Ska Cubano. His last appearance at The White Lion was with The Chris Tummings Jazz Ensemble and we cannot wait to welcome him back. DUB NATTY SESSIONS ================= Dub Natty Sessions are the first reggae dub band from Venezuela. In 2013 they moved to the UK where they recorded their 1st album with Dennis Bovell and started to work with the some of the biggest names in British Reggae - Mad Professor, Brinsley Forde, Prince Hammer to name a few. Following an extensive tour of South America they have returned to the UK to perform at The White Lion and will be presenting their new album 'DNS & Friends'. www.dubnattysessions.com ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY £7! All advance tickets sold include complimentary jerk chicken, rice n peas! Advance tickets available from The White Lion, Dub Natty Sessions or online at www.wegottickets.com Entry on the door is £10. 2-4-1 cocktails before 8pm Food served to 10pm Book a table by emailing whitelionstreatham@gmail.com THE WHITE LION 232 STREATHAM HIGH ROAD LONDON SW16 1BB

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Softlysoftly Presents Stephen Hallam + Bity Booker + Kate Ellis

on Sun, 4 Jun 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. STEPHEN HALLAM A great friend of SoftlySoftly Stephen runs the brilliant Before The Goldrush nights. He's a dab hand at a song himself, so we're delighted to have him come back to play for us again. KATE ELLIS It's the first time at SoftlySoftly for Kate and crew. We're so looking forward to hearing some wonderful country-folky music. https://www.kateellis.com/ BITY BOOKER Bity grew up in Italy, and played in death metal bands, before moving to Australia and performing solo. None of that will tell you what to expect - be enthrallied with her intriguing songs and sweet vocals. bitybooker.bandcamp.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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Hot Rock Pilgrims Duo

on Mon, 5 Jun 2017 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

The Claw-hammer Banjo and Guitar duo of Dan Edwards and Hubert Murray is a collaboration steeped in acoustic roots music. Hailing from The Hot Rock Pilgrims, they have collaborated to create a simple, artful expression of acoustic music. The beauty of it is just two voices and two stringed instruments. Their energy is infectious and intense.

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The Basement Sessions.... Alice Pisano + Tales From The Hills

on Mon, 5 Jun 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.... Alice Pisano + Tales from the Hills ALICE PISANO is a young year-old singer-songwriter based in London making contemporary pop music with a folk twist. A multi-talented artist, she fuses her skills on guitar and piano with her distinct vocals to create a fresh sound that swings from the power of Fleetwood Mac and Florence and the Machine, to the classic tenderness of Carole King and Joni Mitchell. TALES FROM THE HILLS are a close-harmony contemporary folk band, formed in Sheffield and now based in London. Writing and performing songs about life and living, the band's sets are eclectic; encouraging listeners as much to contemplate and reflect, as to jig about. Friends since university, the band met many moons ago studying classical music, and its influences can be heard in their songs. Their long-term friendship also underpins their somewhat shambolic stage patter

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Rachel Newton Trio

on Tue, 6 Jun 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Nominated 'Instrumentalist of the Year'- Scots Trad Awards 2016 Founder member of The Furrow Collective, The Emily Portman Trio and The Shee, singer and harpist Rachel Newton also writes and performs her own solo material, releasing albums The Shadow Side in 2012 and Changeling in 2014. Both solo and with her trio featuring Lauren MacColl on fiddle and Mattie Foulds on percussion, Rachel performs songs in English and Scottish Gaelic alongside original instrumental compositions. As well as voice and harp, Rachel also plays fiddle and viola and has worked across a range of performance platforms including theatre and storytelling. A skilled collaborator, Rachel also recently started working with Scottish/Norwegian band Boreas and was one of the eight musicians to work on The Elizabethan Session project. Rachel released her mighty new album 'Here's My Heart Come Take it' in April 2016. 'Haunting vocals and elegant harp' The Guardian 'Harp and strings blur the border between worlds' The Financial Times 'This is the sound of modern Scotland, as surely as draws on folklore and tradition, Newton's singing and harp at the heart of a singular vision.' The Herald 'Rachel Newton is well equipped to take centre stage in her own right and this second solo album is a beauty...fascinating stuff' (5* Playlist Selection) fRoots Magazine Top of the World Editor's Pick - Songlines Magazine www.rachelnewtonmusic.com

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Carrie Elkin

on Tue, 6 Jun 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

The Penny Collector is songwriter Carrie Elkin's long-awaited new solo album Written in a year book-ended by the birth of her first child and time spent looking after her terminally-ill father, The Penny Collector is a collection of heart breaking yet joyous songs. Based in Austin, Texas, comparisons with Iris De Ment or Patty Griffin are commonplace, and those catching her live shows rarely leave unimpressed by the quality and sincerity of her compositions and singing. As a featured vocalist with the Sam Baker Trio or a duo performer with her equally talented husband, Danny Schmidt (support for the tour) Carrie Elkin brings intimacy, style and smiles to her gigs. I'm thinking Patty Griffin, Nanci Griffith and Iris DeMent....spell-binding (Bob Harris, BBC Radio2)

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Tir Na Nog - 2017 Tour

on Tue, 6 Jun 2017 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:30pm

Calling all progressive folkies! Catch legendary Irish duo Tir na Nog as they visit the Milton Rooms for the first time on this leg of the 'The Dark Dance' tour. 'The Dark Dance is an acoustically mounted piece of great refinement, on a record often embellished by strings and moments of eastern promise'' (Prog Magazine) 'Each of these deceptively serene songs has an underlying mysticism, an arcane quality that cannot be denied' (Classic Rock Magazine).

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Btgr At The Slaughtered Lamb

on Tue, 6 Jun 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30am

Live roots/blues and upbeat alt. folk music at The Slaughtered Lamb in Farringdon. Dana Immanuel is a banjo-toting, whiskey-drinking, poker-playing singer-songwriter. Along with her all-female Stolen Band, Dana has been getting feet stomping across the UK folk, blues, Americana and rock scenes for a couple of years now. http://www.danaimmanuel.com more information at http://www.beforethegoldrush.co.uk/#events

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Dave Kelly

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

Doors 7.30pm; Concert starts 8pm

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Andy Cutting

on Wed, 7 Jun 2017 at Guildford Boileroom 7:00pm

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Rachel Newton Trio

on Wed, 7 Jun 2017 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Founder member of The Furrow Collective, The Emily Portman Trio and The Shee, singer and harpist Rachel Newton is joined on tour by Lauren MacColl on fiddle and Mattie Foulds on percussion. Rachel released 'Here's My Heart Come Take It' in April 2016, a mix of English, Scottish Gaelic and original compositions, her music has been called 'the sound of modern Scotland'. She draws on folklore and tradition and then applies her own singular vision, creating music that is beautiful and haunting.

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Kyshona Armstrong

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

Kyshona Armstrong, after a successful sold out tour earlier this year with Sarah Darling and Jenn Bostic as part of Nashville In the Round, return to the UK for her first UK solo headline tour. Originally from Athens, Georgia, Kyshona has been resident in Nashville since 2014. Her song writing skills and powerful, emotional voice are demonstrated on her two albums Go and The Ride. We encourage you to check out Kyshona's songs and voice to understand the buzz that followed her last visit to the UK. Robert Lane is a singer songwriter based in Birmingham. In September 2016, he toured the UK as support act for Nashville in the Round. Earlier this year he embarked on a tour in support of his most recent EP/Mini Album Ends and Starts which has visited venues across UK as well as two trips to Germany. "a talented songwriter and singer. EP Ends and Starts is full of deceptively simple songs with clever and witty lyrics across a range of styles." (R2 Magazine).

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Kate Ellis (album Launch)

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

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The Rubber Wellies @ Hagglers Corner, Sheffield

on Wed, 7 Jun 2017 at Sheffield Hagglers Corner 8:00pm

Doors 8pm, music 8.30pm 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 singersongwriter Harry Bird and multi-instrumentalist 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 and beyond in the manner of the musical troupes of old a hard working, fiercely independent act with a love of feel-good fun. Short support & full Rubber Wellies gig www.hotdroprecords.com

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Folk In The Owl's Nest Presents Bonfire Radicals

on Wed, 7 Jun 2017 at Cardiff Gwdihw 7:30pm

An unstoppable force, fresh faced and emerging from Birmingham's exciting Folk/World scene, The Bonfire Radicals is the coming together of eight inspired and talented instrumentalists. They intelligently weave together Klezmer and eastern European inspired woodwind, Scottish born and bred fiddles, hard hitting guitar and bass and intoxicating beats into a new global soundscape. It all began late in 2010 when this group of diverse players got together with the aim of creating something new and different. A few jam sessions later, and their first gig supporting Bellowhead's Rachael McShane at Moseley Folk Festival's legendary Lunar Society sessions, The Bonfire Radicals were born. Since then the band has quickly built a reputation as a powerful and exciting live act, they're becoming regulars on the summer festival circuit and have also headlined at Birmingham's Symphony Hall. Support comes from A Different Thread and Will Whisson.

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Richard Digance

on Thu, 8 Jun 2017 at Stony Stratford The Cock Hotel (Marquee Suite) 7:30pm

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'love On The Rocks' With Rik Van Den Bosch And Rainy

on Thu, 8 Jun 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Rik van den Bosch Folk music from a globetrotting Dutchman. Rik writes, sings, and plays his own songs on his acoustic guitar, drawing from a wide influence of styles: original folk and blues sounds from way back, sixties' rock 'n' roll grooves, and up-to-the-minute pure rock rhythms - with a bit of gypsy and Spanish influence thrown in for good measure. Rik is a one-man-band, armed with a variety of tools to create a full and interesting sound, from his slide and harmonica to his incredible vocal range. He is a storyteller, both in and between the songs in his set. Occasionally Rik gets support on stage from a double bass and drums. Rik shies away from textbook techniques, settling outside the margins of academic art and making up his own rules. And he's been doing this for a long time! At the age of seven he built his own guitar using a tin can, a chunk of wood and a nylon string. Rik continues to push the boundaries of musical orthodoxy, delivering his latest E.P. 'Love on the rocks' with four brand new recordings and four brand new video clips alongside. The songs were recorded with a band especially formed for the occasion, and recorded in Barcelona in the summer of 2016. Life and love are the central themes in all his songs, and this latest E.P. is no different. Here's a hint from the title song 'Love on the rocks': 'You don't have to move To make me run after you I'm losing my breath This testing you put me through' Lyrics from his song 'Head full of cotton wool' depict life as a psychiatric patient: 'They said that now that I am cured from insanity They don't know any more what to do with me So they kick me right back into society And my story starts all over again, I am so sorry' American/Dutch folk and blues legend Michael de Jong wrote about 'Love on the rocks': 'You should be proud of this one!' In 2005 Rik made it to the finals of Holland's biggest singer-songwriter contest. This kickstarted his singer-songwriter career and he has been touring around Europe ever since. Watch, listen and enjoy the journey. www.rikvandenbosch.com Rainy "laid back grooves, sun soaked open roads and a healthy dose of wonder" Rainy is a singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist. He writes, records and performs all the music on his albums excluding the odd special guest appearance from friends. Rainy's songwriting draws from a deep well of musical influences. African, Cuban and Latin grooves meet Folk, Blues and Reggae with the warm-hearted positivity of his lyrics. This laid back musical infusion makes Rainy one of the most watchable, listenable and dynamic songwriters you could hope to come across. His music has been described by many as G-Love meets Dave Matthews meets Paul Simon meets Crosby Stills & Nash - in truth it is essences of the all above... and something else entirely! Rainy has performed with his band at the likes of Glastonbury, supporting Reef at Lakefest alongside Toploader, Martin Taylor at Darvel, Sea Sick Steve and Ed Sheeran at Oceanfest and playing many other stages across the UK. A regular on radio Cardiff they became favourites on BBC Radio Bristol. In 2011, amongst thousands of applicants; Rainy won the song writing competition for studio time in London, through PRS magazine. Indie Music Reviewers gave him an honourable mention in their '50 acoustic artists not to miss'. His music has been played on several BBC Shows including The Mark Forest show and Tom Robinsons BBC 6 music along side being selected for Tom Robinsons Fresh on the net mixtape. As resident engineer at Chapel Studios in Linconshire Rainy worked with a wide variety of well known bands and producers. A move to Wales saw the release of 'What It All Boils Down To' from his home studio where he continued to perform and develop these songs with his band Little Gaia. He engineered and featured on Nayfe sj's 'All About The Lessons' in 2001. After traveling and performing in Australia he returned in 2006 with 'Hold On To The Rhythm' recorded at his new home near Bath U.K. and a new band line up. In 2012 he produced Caroline Harrison's EP 'A Simple Wish'. Rainy has spent the last few years performing as a duo with Jazz guitarist Rob York and with his band Rainy and The Dust. He is currently performing solo whilst working on his new album, anticipating release in 2016. Latest Album 'Hold on to the Rhythm' on: - www.rainyandthedust.bandcamp.com/ More info Website: http://www.rainyandthedust.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainyandthedust Twitter: https://twitter.com/rainyandthedust Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainyandthedust/

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Gemma Khawaja

on Thu, 8 Jun 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. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Nikki Lane

on Thu, 8 Jun 2017 at Manchester The Deaf Institute 7:00pm

Nikki Lane's stunning third album Highway Queen, out 17 February 2017, sees the young Nashville singer emerge as one of country and rock's most gifted songwriters. Co-produced by Lane and fellow singer-songwriter Jonathan Tyler this emotional tour-de-force was recorded at Matt Pence's Echo Lab studio in Denton, Texas as well as at Club Roar with Collin Dupuis in Nashville, Tennessee. Blending potent lyrics, unbridled blues guitars and vintage Sixties country-pop swagger, Lane's new music will resonate as easily with Lana Del Rey and Jenny Lewis fans as those of Neil Young and Tom Petty. Highway Queen is a journey through heartbreak that takes exquisite turns. The record begins with a whiskey-soaked homage to Lane's hometown (700,000 Rednecks) and ends on the profoundly raw Forever Lasts Forever, where Lane mourns a failed marriage the 'lighter shade of skin' left behind from her wedding ring. On Forever and the confessional Muddy Waters, Lane's lyrics align her with perceptive songwriters like Nick Lowe and Cass McCombs. Elsewhere, Companion is pure Everly Brothers' dreaminess ('I would spend a lifetime/ Playing catch you if I can'). She goes on a Vegas bender on the rollicking Jackpot, fights last-call blues (Foolish Heart) and tosses off brazen one-liners at a backroom piano (Big Mouth). 'Love is the most unavoidable thing in the world,' Lane says. 'The person you pick could be half set-up to destroy your life with their own habits I've certainly experienced that before and taken way too long to get out of that mistake.' In 2014, Lane's second album All or Nothin' (New West) solidified her sandpaper voice beneath a ten-gallon hat as the new sound and look of outlaw country music. Produced by Dan Auerbach, the record's bluesy Western guitars paired with Lane's Dusty Springfield-esque voice earned glowing reviews from NPR, the Guardian and Rolling Stone. In three years since her Walk of Shame debut, Lane said she was living most of the year on the road. Growing up, Lane used to watch her father pave asphalt during blistering South Carolina summers. She'd sit on the roller ('what helps smooth out the asphalt') next to a guy named Rooster and divvy out Hardee's lunch orders for the workers. 'My father thought he was a country singer,' Lane laughs. 'He partied hard at night, but by 6.30am he was out on the roads in 100-degree weather.' That's the southern work ethic, she says. 'We didn't have a lot of money, but I was privileged with the knowledge of how to work hard, how to learn and to succeed when things aren't set up for me.' Creativity was an unthinkable luxury, she adds. 'When people told me I should try to get a record deal for songs I was writing, I was like, that's cute I've got to be at work at 10am.' 'Becoming a songwriter is one of the most selfish things I've ever done,' Lane says plainly. She describes writing her first song at age 25 like it was a necessary act of self-preservation after a devastating breakup. Many of her early songs, she said on Shame and Nothin', were about the fleetingness of relationships she believed were permanent, she says. Lane's main line of work in those days was a fashion entrepreneur (she's currently the owner of Nashville's vintage clothing boutique High Class Hillbilly). It brought her to cities around the country, New York to Los Angeles to Nashville. And like a true wanderer, Lane's sound crisscrosses musical genres with ease, while the lonesome romantic in her remains. Even a soft song like, Send The Sun, with its lilting downward strum, is flush with bittersweet emotion. 'Darling, we're staring at the same moon,' Lane sings lovingly. 'I used to say that to my ex,' she says with cheerful stoicism, 'to try to brighten the long nights, stay positive.' Highway Queen is poised to be Lane's mainstream breakthrough. 'Am I excited to spend years of my life in a van, away from family and friends? No, but I'm excited to share my songs, so they'll reach people and help them get through whatever they're going through. To me, that's worth it.' Lay You Down is one of those unexpected moments for Lane. 'That song was inspired by something Levon Helm's wife posted on Facebook when he was sick with cancer,' Lane says. 'I was just so moved by her telling the world how much love he felt from people writing to them, and moved that because of the Internet, I was able to see that love ­ even from a distance.' The song became surreal for Lane and her band when her longtime guitarist, Alex Munoz, was diagnosed with cancer while they were playing it. 'It deepened my perspective and the importance of keeping everyone safe,' says Lane. On the record cover, Lane looks out on wide, unowned Texan plains, leaning on the fearsome horns of a massive steer. Wearing a vintage Victorian dress, the stark photo invokes a time before highways existed. The symbolism isn't lost on Lane. Highway Queen was a pioneering moment for her as an artist. 'I was always a smart girl, always had to yell to be heard,' she says, 'But this was the first time in my career where I decided how things were going to go; I was willing to take the heat.' Lane included the bonus track Champion as a small testament to that empowerment. 'It makes a point,' Lane says with a smile, 'that I appreciate what you're saying, but get the fuck out of my way.'

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Reg Meuross

on Thu, 8 Jun 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This multi-award winning singer-songwriter has been active on the acoustic music scene for over 30 years, so this certainly qualifies as a belated Black Swan debut. Whether it's a folk club, a village hall or the Royal Albert Hall, Reg brings to the stage an intimate collection of extremely beautiful songs, performed with humour and depth, and sung with the voice of an angel. He has that rare gift of being able to touch people, through his songs and performance, on a really human level, with his words and music painting pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung.

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Reg Meuross

on Thu, 8 Jun 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This multi-award winning singer-songwriter has been active on the acoustic music scene for over 30 years, so this certainly qualifies as a belated Black Swan debut. Whether it's a folk club, a village hall or the Royal Albert Hall, Reg brings to the stage an intimate collection of extremely beautiful songs, performed with humour and depth, and sung with the voice of an angel. He has that rare gift of being able to touch people, through his songs and performance, on a really human level, with his words and music painting pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung.

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Martha Tilston

on Thu, 8 Jun 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Martha Tilston has grown up immersed in music. Her singer/songwriter father Steve Tilston and renowned folk singer Maggie Boyle (step-mother) were obvious influences on the young Martha. Musicians of the 70s folk-revival such as Bert Jansch, John Rebourn and John Martin would often gather and sing in her kitchen. Her subsequent musical journey has taken her from the acoustic stage at Glastonbury to touring the far reaches of the globe. She has also earned a nomination for Best Newcomer at the BBC Folk Awards while releasing six albums and featuring on the Zero 7 album 'Yeah Ghost'. With a voice like spider-webbed hollows and lyrics that inspire and captivate, Martha has built a large captive audience worldwide via her astute lyrical observations and mesmerising songs that range from stripped down acoustic arrangements to textural electronica with sparkling melodies and her beautiful crystal-clear vocals. Sharp, original songs that dissect the modern world. She captures both the harshness and enchantment of life (Guardian). Redolent of early Kate Bush. Soulful vocals that soar around on an understated masterpiece (Acoustic Magazine). She has the power to draw an audience into her world (Time Out). Let her silky voice wash over you (Independent).

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The Elephant Sessions

on Thu, 8 Jun 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Winners of the Scots Trad Awards 'Up and Coming Act of the Year 2014', Elephant Sessions create a progressive blend of intricate tunes, engulfing guitars, monstrous bass and pounding drums. Combining the very best of trad, funk, and electronica, their music is relentless and visceral, resulting in a truly unique sound amongst the current traditional music scene. Already renowned for their breath taking live shows that have taken the festival scene by storm, the band cemented their position amongst Scotland's finest bands with the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, 'The Elusive Highland Beauty'. 2016 started with a sold out Celtic Connections show and festival bookings spanning both Europe and the UK. This year also brings the recording of the band's highly anticipated 2nd album, already touted as being one of the hottest releases of 2017. Set for release in january, the album raises the standard higher still with a thicker, even more potent and progressive sound and style, guaranteed to set the 2017 festival circuit ablaze! Do not miss this band.

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Singing Together Presents Dan Walsh

on Thu, 8 Jun 2017 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 7:30pm

8pm: Dan Walsh 10pm: Singing session http://www.singingtogether.co.uk/

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Del Rey

on Thu, 8 Jun 2017 at Belper The Queens Head 8:00pm

Renowned US blues guitar and ukulele player on her European tour. Del Rey, who plays a syncopated style of guitar based on prewar blues and barrelhouse piano traditions, is one of the best fingerpickers of this or any generation. Ian Zack, Acoustic Guitar Del Rey also has fashion sense that would make Minnie Pearl smile and her virtuoso fingerpicked resonator guitar and ukulele packs a whole orchestra into just 6 (or 4) strings. Whilst known for her amazing instrumental skills it should not be overlooked that she always provides a very entertaining show, full of variety, drama and humour. Blues In Britain www.delreyplays.com Support from Phil Doleman & Ian Emmerson www.phildoleman.co.uk

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Guadalupe Plata

on Thu, 8 Jun 2017 at London The Lexington 7:30pm

Don't be afraid. The ghosts and demons of Andalusia are well known. The spirits of long-gone saints and sinners drift through the air, slam doors, rattle chains, and sing their songs to the living. The romance of España profunda is legend. This is where the world's greatest lover, Don Juan, was dragged to hell by the dead father of the girl he seduced. And the music. There is magic there, too. The legend of Andalusia must now include GUADALUPE PLATA, three men who create a sound as timeless as flamenco and as potent as rock'n'roll, as haunted as the Mississippi blues, as alluring as forbidden sex, as dangerous as a knife fight. The strains of their guitars are dreamlike and electric, three men creating mojo and duende with primitive instruments, summoning the ancient spirits, and conjuring the mystical powers of the Saints. Their new record GUADALUPE PLATA is a revelation, a testimony: GUADAPLUE PLATA is at once perfect for séances, exorcisms, and all night parties. This is the dangerous sound of seduction. The decision to record near their homes in Andalusia, in a recording studio in Seville, where the spirits fill the wind, has helped make this the most enchanting Guadalupe Plata record yet but this is not a departure, it is a coming home.

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Gal Holiday & The Honky Tonk Revue

on Thu, 8 Jun 2017 at London The Sound Lounge 7:00pm

From New Orleans, Gal Holiday's band provides toe-tapping, danceable swing grooves that are dated yet current. Virtuoso pickers and grinners make up the band which is fronted by the redoubtable Vanessa Niemann.

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Raevennan Husbandes + Ben Smith & Jimmy Brewer + Ferris & Sylvester

on Thu, 8 Jun 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.... New Roots presents a triple bill of the very highest quality in new UK singer-songwriters. A soon to be discovered gem, RAEVENNAN HUSBANDES is a full time member of renowned UK alt-folk act Moulettes, and a regular collaborator with Michele Stodart (The Magic Numbers). Blessed with a perfect folk style that matches the best of mid 70s Laurel Canyon, she's a sublime songwriter- her fluid finger-picking guitar style and beautiful, crystal-clear, heartfelt singing voice can electrify a room in seconds. She has recently released her debut EP 'Box of Innocence' produced by and featuring BJ Cole on pedal steel guitar. Website: https://www.facebook.com/raevennanhusbandes/ Legendary singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading discovered BEN SMITH AND JIMMY BREWER in 2012, choosing them to support her on tour. She loved them so much she called them again in 2015 to repeat the engagement. The duo combine classic close harmony style with superbly honed songwriting craft to produce a brilliantly accessible roots sound, taking influence from the The Everly Brothers to Simon & Garfunkel, John Martyn to the countrified Grateful Dead. They've just released their eponymous debut EP, great things await. Website: http://bensmithandjimmybrewer.com/ In early 2016 London based duo FERRIS & SYLVESTER's alt-country tinged fine harmony and superbly crafted songwriting caught the ear of legendary producer Youth (Paul McCartney/ The Verve/ Beth Orton). He invited them to to record at his studio in Spain, where they recorded their soon to be released debut EP, 'Save Yourself'. Greenwich Village 1966 is a clear reference in their catchy folk sound, from the Lovin' Spoonful to Mamas & Papas, with contemporary nods to the likes of Laura Marling and Conor Oberst completing the picture. Website: http://ferrisandsylvester.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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My Sweet Patootie - Sassy Vaudeville, Roots & Ragtime

on Thu, 8 Jun 2017 at Brixham Theatre 7:30pm

My Sweet Patootie is contemporary roots and ragtime at its best; bringing tight vocal harmonies, monstrous guitar, sizzling fiddle and percussion in one perfect package. Founded in 2007 by Canadian Folk Music Award winners, Sandra Swannell (violin/vocals) and Terry Young (guitar/vocals), together with UK percussionist John Jackson, the trio has a growing international reputation. From original swing to funky fiddle-tune arrangements to exquisite ballads, they deliver a must-see show that Driftwood Magazine describes as two parts exemplary musicianship, one part vaudeville comedy. combining exemplary musicianship and humour in an uplifting vaudeville-style show. The band is heavily influenced by the likes of Chet Atkins, Lenny Breau, Les Paul & Mary Ford and the Andrews Sisters. Throw in a penchant for light-hearted satire and their love of artists like Patsy Cline and Hank Williams and you get a sound that Terry Young likes to call "Green Acres for the New Millennium". Incredible professionalism and stunning musicianship plus great audience rapport and stagecraft equals a perfect festival band." Jim McLaughlin, Musicport Festival, Whitby U "Swing, folk, country and nostalgia collide head-on in a most pleasing fashion", Maverick Magazine gives My Sweet Patootie 4 out of 4 stars!

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James Frost And Matthew Birch - Live At Shekinashram, Glastonbury

on Thu, 8 Jun 2017 at Glastonbury Shekinashram 7:00pm

James Frost and Matthew Birch - On Tour Glastonbury Festival artist James Frost and multi-instrumentalist Matthew Birch will be travelling the UK in June to bring the music of the festivals, the campfire and the world music landscape into the heart of communities. Expect a cosy evening of delicate fingerpicked guitar, original songwriting, the magical sounds of the pantam and mbira, laughter and collaboration. They are performers in their own right and have also recently travelled together in Zimbabwe to expand their love of music. James Frost James Frost is an established songwriter and live performer whose songs touch on archetypal themes of love, loss, deep nature and the travelling spirit. He has featured on BBC 6Music, performed at Glastonbury Festival and studied at the British Academy of New Music. He has toured extensively in recent years, playing shows with Martha Tilston, James Yorkston, Tiny Ruins and many other folk heroes. Age old folk tradition with a distinctive English slant. Highly recommended. Folk Radio UK www.jamesfrostmusic.com Matthew Birch Matthew Birch is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, who brings together both original non-lyrical compositions and traditional music and songs from the British Isles, and Zimbabwe. His performances are a journey facilitated by song, and the watery textures of guitar, mbira and pantam. www.matthew-birch.bandcamp.com TICKETS: £8 door, £6 advance

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Wallingford Blues & Beer Festival

on Fri, 9 Jun 2017 at Wallingford Regal Centre 6:30pm

With origins as a local music and ale festival beginning in 1991 this has since grown in notoriety to become one of the most respected blues events in the UK. With three bands each night, and four on Saturday afternoon, the philosophy has always been to promote live music, alongside a selection of great English ales (and a BBQ!). A fabulous event with a wonderful local feel. Outside area provides casual seating, BBQ and a mobile bar The Old Coach Inn for coffee, tea, soft drinks and alternative refreshments to the ale and cider provided in the hall. Visit www.bluesandbeer.co.uk for local accommodation and regular updates. Weekend tickets allow holders to attend both evening sessions and the Saturday afternoon session. Total price normally £47. Children accompanied by an adult are free on Saturday Afternoon.

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Vann Fest

on Fri, 9 Jun 2017 at Ockley Vann Farm 7:00pm

Set in the beautiful Surrey Hills, nestled on a small farm in Ockley is a tiny grass roots festival called: Vann Fest. Starting out as a family party in aid of The Royal Marsden, Vann Fest has slowly grown into a small non profit festival for all to enjoy. Vann Fest is focused on the local community and has many stalls offering locally produced and ethically sourced food. Even our beer is from down the road. The 2017 line up includes: Will Varley, The Travelling Band, The Wood Men, Forty Elephant Gang, Luke Jackson, Caroline Scott, Hollie Rogers, Sleepy Folk, Louisa Bass, PLUS special guest and many more. Food and Drink will be provided by The Firebird Brewery, The Village Greens, Mr Scrumpy Cider Slush, The Dough Shack, Norbury Blue Cheese and The Lamb, Surbiton. You will also find Belly Laughs Carbaret, a Family Workshop Space, Jewellery Marking and a solar powered Moving Picture House. All are welcome with free entry for children under 12, and a wide range of bands playing everything from folk to Blues. Many other performances and activities for children and adults alike. and most importantly FREE CAMPING! Early Bird Tickets are only £25 for the full weekend, and day tickets are also available.

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Martyn Joseph

on Fri, 9 Jun 2017 at Caerphilly Rudry Parish Hall 7:30pm

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Uk Country Live! Presents Raintown

on Fri, 9 Jun 2017 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

Multi Award-winning Scottish duo RAINTOWN are back in Manchester with their full band - for a live performance on Friday 9th June 2017. They are heading to 'GULLIVERS' and are excited to be bringing their intensely charismatic and critically- acclaimed live show back to Manchester.

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Martha Tilston

on Fri, 9 Jun 2017 at Guildford Boileroom 7:30pm

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Alasdair Roberts

on Fri, 9 Jun 2017 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:00pm

Alasdair Roberts was born to be a folk musician. The music is in the blood of this highly original Scottish artist making his first appearance at the Kalamazoo. He is the son of singer and guitarist Alan Roberts, who performed and recorded with the legendary Dougie MacLean and Alex Campbell. Hardly surprising, then, that he was writing songs as a kid and forming a band called Appendix Out with school pals. His break came when he handed a demo tape to US folk star Bonnie Prince Billy (Will Oldham) and a record deal with American label Drag City followed. Now, several albums down the line, he has critical acclaim. A rare talent, says music writer Barnaby Smith, of the Quietus. who can relate folk music with such scholarly authenticity and penetrate on such an emotional level at the same time. Timothy Monger of AllMusic says:His almost mystical take on traditional Scottish fare and dedication to crafting original material in a similar vein have placed him in a category of his own. And Neil Spencer of The Guardian summed up one Roberts album thus..The twisting melodies and cryptic imagery are a delight. By turns, droll, pungent and lovely.

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Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith

on Fri, 9 Jun 2017 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith arrived on the scene in 2014 with their unique style of strong harmony singing and considered musical arrangements. Their first album on Fellside Records was described as 'utterly absorbing' full of 'personal, empathetic stories told from the perspective of real people'. The duo became festival favourites last year and their success is set to continue with a new album released this summer. Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith play traditional and original folksong of the British Isles. They tell stories of hardship, joy, struggle and celebration held together with driving banjo and guitar arrangements and close vocal harmonies. They have both been heavily influenced by the songs and singers of East Anglia, where they both grew up, but their music also reflects the diversity of voices within the folk and acoustic world. They weave traditional English folksong with Irish, Scottish and American tunes, and their own compositions draw on many different styles. The songs on their new album have been picked up from sessions, singarounds, gigs, recordings and learned from friends. The stories are varied but there is a common thread of political struggle and resistance, and the decline of the industries that were the backbone of England for many generations.

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Guy Tortora Band Featuring Janos Bajtala

on Fri, 9 Jun 2017 at London The Sound Lounge 7:00pm

As much understated soul as anyone has a right to expect . . . something of an undiscovered treasure Americana-UK Excellent songwriting. Subtle, beautiful . . . and lovely slide guitar!" Paul Jones -- BBC Radio 2 "There is a real depth of feeling to Tortora's music" Maverick Magazine "A master songsmith . . . File under Tortoriana !" Blues Matters! (UK) London based Californian Guy Tortora performed in bands from junior high and high school days in Pasadena, and later around Southern California, soaking up the rich influences of the incredible music scene there in the 60's and 70's when he also travelled widely across the USA and Canada. His style as songwriter and performer is what people call Americana -- a hard term to define. But it means original songs, well-constructed and well performed, in some of the various musical idioms that originated in the USA -- blues, jazz, folk and roots -- and also interpreting the work of other writers in these genres with depth and feeling. Guy is an accomplished guitar player on both acoustic and electric guitars which he plays finger style, and is a fine bottleneck and slide player. Over the last few years he has laid claim to a unique niche on the Blues 'n' Roots scene in the UK and European Continent, from small clubs and theatres to festivals. He has performed live with artists as diverse as Eric Clapton, Pee Wee Ellis, John Cleary and Eric Bibb. He has also performed with Paul Jones, host of BBC Radio 2's Rhythm and Blues show, and recorded live sessions for Radio 2 and numerous local stations in the UK and Europe. Pianist Janos Bajtala brings his exuberant skills to Guy's blues. www.guytortora.com

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Jackson & Morgan

on Fri, 9 Jun 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Blues guitarist Barry Jackson teams up with top pianist Bob Morgan for a night of blues, folk and boogie-woogie. Both Barry Jackson (vocals, guitar) and Bob Morgan (keyboards, clarinet) are well-known on the London blues scene, and a mutual love of the quieter, quainter backwaters of blues music led them to team up. Their music includes originals and their own distinctive interpretations of blues songs from the 1920s onwards. Expect songs of love, death, sex and redemption. And of a delinquent father.

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Jez Lowe + Reg Meuross + Roger Davies

on Fri, 9 Jun 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

www.jezlowe.com + www.regmeuross.com + www.rogerdaviesmusic.com 3 of the Uk's finest singer songwriters all on stage at the same time performing all their own material. It'll be a top night!

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Acoustic Amnesty Songwriters Circle For Help Musicians Uk Charity

on Fri, 9 Jun 2017 at Salford Sacred Trinity Church: 7:00pm

The next Acoustic Amnesty fundraiser will again be at the beautiful Sacred Trinity church. This time we are fundraising for the excellent Help Musicians UK charity (https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/) as well as Manchester Amnesty. Help Musicians UK, helps musicians young and old at all stages of their career. They provide help at times of crisis, but also at times of opportunity, giving people the extra support they need at a crucial stage that could make or break their career. The excellent performers are Quiet Loner, Garron Frith and Karen Turley and biographies are below. A distinctly Americana flavour, although all our artists are very much rooted in the British Isles. ‪Also, the poetry part of this fundraiser gig will be from brilliant Dave Viney. The gig will be seated and totally silent for performances with the (well stocked!) bar in a separate room. We are remaining with our approach of no sound system whatsoever - totally acoustic using the natural acoustics of the venue. If you want to see how fantastic the format of the evening is here's a video of one: https://www.youtube.com/embed/grhhGT0Vzlw?list=UU32opSiZu-iUSHLgSdSkZZg Doors will open at 7pm and the show starts at 7.30pm prompt. Free on-street car parking is available and the venue is a stone's throw from Deansgate/Market Street in Manchester city centre. Karen Turley Karen Turley is a Singer-Songwriter from Omagh in Northern Ireland. Now based in Liverpool she has a passion for American Folk and Country. Back in Omagh in 2012 she formed 'The Jesse Janes'an all female Bluegrass and Folk trio. Moving to Liverpool for University she struck out on her own and in 2015 travelled to Nashville after winning a Songwriting Competition. She performed in the round with Beth Nielsen Chapman and Don Henry in the famous 'Bluebird Cafe' in Nashville. Her debut EP 'Like We Used To' came out in 2017. https://soundcloud. Garron Frith Garron Frith is one of the most exciting voices and acoustic guitar players in the North West, gigging relentlassley as headliner and support act, opening shows for Ian McCulloch, Madeleine Peyroux, Imelda May and the late great Jack Bruce among others. Garron's style is a blues folk gospel with a nod to influences like Stephen Stills, Ronnie Lane, John Martyn and Lindsey Buckingham. With plays on Radio 2, BBC6 Music as well as local and Worldwide radio, a growing fanbase Garron is slowly but steadily gaining the recognition he deserves. If the calibre of, Ryan Adams or Josh Ritter would have delivered this everyone would be gushing. DAILY EXPRESS 4/5 Quite simply a blues/folk rock marvel.- FATEA An outstanding album from start to finish PENNY BLACK MUSIC Quiet Loner Singer-songwriter Matt Hill is inspired by the storytelling traditions of American folk and country music but with a distinctly British lyrical bite. In 2016 he was appointed songwriter in residence at the People's History Museum in Manchester. The resulting album 'Battle for the Ballot' tells the story of the fight for the right to vote. Over 15 years his career highs have included an Americana UK Album of the Year, 4-star reviews from Uncut and The Daily Mirror, radio play on BBC6 Music and an invite by Billy Bragg to perform at Glastonbury Festival. "A wonderful collection of songs 10/10 Americana UK "I was knocked sideways. Possibly the most important record of the year" 5/5 Maverick Magazine https://quietloner.bandcamp.com/

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Atilla The Stockbroker

on Fri, 9 Jun 2017 at Nottingham The Doghouse 7:30pm

ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER UNDAUNTED! A lunatic misogynist billionaire with a nuclear hairdo has a date with a nuclear button in the White House, having received about 3 million votes fewer than his opponent. The UK hurtles towards Brexit after the most virulently xenophobic right wing press campaign in British history and a vote based on a bunch of 'promises' which were repudiated the day after the result. (Attila's no Remain fanatic either - the EU stitched up Greece and acts as a conduit for bosses' profits and cheap labour, it's hardly paradise.) The world is going nuts, Attila the Stockbroker is writing about it - and he is more fired up than he has ever been in 36 years as a performance poet. He thinks he understands why all this is happening. At his gigs all over Europe you'll hear his humourous and hard-hitting take on the momentous events of the last few months - and a whole lot more besides, for Attila has developed a deeply personal side to his work alongside the political satire for which he is best known, writing movingly about his family and his recent cancer diagnosis. He'll be performing poems from his new collection 'Undaunted' the title says it all as well as extracts from his recent autobiography 'Arguments Yard' (Cherry Red Books). And there will be a few of his songs as well, accompanied by his trusty mandola, Nelson. Laugh, cry and get very very angry. Launched into public consciousness by legendary Radio One DJ John Peel in 1982/83, Attila the Stockbroker has toured the world performing his sharp-tongued, radical social surrealist poetry and songs for 36 years, doing over 3400 gigs in 24 countries and releasing over 40 CDs/LPs/singles, 8 books of poetry and, just over a year ago, his autobiography 'Arguments Yard'. www.attilathestockbroker.com www.facebook.com/attilathestockbroker For band gigs ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER'S BARNSTORMER There is another side to Attila's work. In the UK and other English speaking countries he is best known for his spoken word poetry and acoustic songs. But in mainland Europe he is better known as the leader of his band BARNSTORMER, who have regularly toured Germany, Holland, Austria and Switzerland since forming in 1994, doing well over 700 gigs. Barnstormer play an energetic and melodic mixture of medieval music and punk and have released 4 albums of Attila's compositions. The band line up consits of Dan Woods guitar, Jason Pegg bass, M.M.McGhee drums and Attila on fiddle, mandola, recorders and vocals.

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India Electric Co.

on Fri, 9 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- **** 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 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'll embark on their first tours of Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia and Ireland to coincide with the release of their latest recordings. www.indiaelectricco.com

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Sean Webster Band

on Fri, 9 Jun 2017 at Halifax Arden Road Social Club 8:00pm

IT ALL STARTED WHEN... ... a 14 year old boy was introduced to guitar based music by a school friend. Sean became instantly hooked on the instrument and began researching as many influences as he could. All the blues greats; the Kings (Albert, BB and Freddie), Collins, Cray, alongside Moore, Knopfler, Lang and of course the reason Sean says he plays guitar.... Eric Clapton. Music from that point became Sean's main focus in life. He would cycle 20 kms to watch friends rehearse in a band, which after some time he became the singer of: Journeymen. Years later and through various incarnations, The Sean Webster band was formed. This itself has had a few line-up changes over the years, but Sean believes change can only be a good thing in the end: "I'm not the greatest fan of change at the beginning because I like things to run smooth, but it also forces you to learn, evaluate and ultimately re-shape what you already have. Keeping it fresh!" Sean has toured many countries such as The Netherlands, France, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, The United Kingdom, Finland, Poland and The U.S.A. playing festivals and venues throughout. He has also appeared on national FOX TV in Austin Texas, recorded live sessions for BBC radio 2 and appeared for interviews on many regional radio and TV shows. Sean has released 5 albums and 1 EP. His 6th and latest album entitled Leave your heart at the door has Sean going back to being the only guitarist on the album, something which hasn't happened since his first. At the risk of sounding like a cliche, the album REALLY does have something for everyone. It has blues, ballads and mainstream offerings which Sean hopes will keep his fans interested. Recorded at the legendary Superfly Studios in Nottinghamshire, Sean felt it was like going home. "I recorded my second album If Only at Superfly back in 2005 and the Engineer and now owner Andy is simply fantastic. It is such a comfortable place to be in that I felt confident in taking the helm of Producer, part mixer, arranger, and 100% writer for this album, apart from the last track which was written by the great Keith Urban." Having recorded the majority of the album in just 4 days, the results are outstanding. After completing the mixing, the album was sent to Jon Astley at "Close to the edge" for mastering. Jon has mastered albums for just about everyone including The Who, Charlie Watts, Abba, George Harrison, Tori Amos, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Jools Holland, Tom Jones, Emmylou Harris, Damien Dempsey, Tears for Fears, Led Zeppelin, Level 42, The Boomtown Rats, John Mayall, Toto, Norah Jones, Stereophonics, KT Tunstall, Van Morrison, Paul McCartney, Peter Gabriel, Slade, Sting, Porcupine Tree, Bono and The Lancashire Hotpots! Jon said of the album "I had such a lovely day with this album, thank you for a great record, a breath of fresh air!!!" Having secured distribution with Cadiz Music in the UK and promotional duties from Hans Broere Promotions this album is set to take Sean on a new adventure.

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Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Presented By The Awful Truth

on Fri, 9 Jun 2017 at Manchester The Wonder Inn 7:30pm

Another classic album showcasing local talent. This time round The Beatles' seminal 1967 album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band". Released 1 June 1967. 50 year celebration!!! Line up: Gideon Conn Calvadore Bird & Family Bryan Mike Seal The Awful Truth Artists will play a few of their own songs and a few songs in their own style from that wonderful album. 1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1:57 2. With A Little Help From My Friends 2:34 3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds 3:21 4. Getting Better 2:42 5. Fixing A Hole 2:29 6. She's Leaving Home 3:19 7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite ! 2:35 8. Within You Without You 4:57 9. When I'm Sixty-Four 2:34 10. Lovely Rita 2:39 11. Good Morning Good Morning 2:30 12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) 1:17 13. A Day In The Life 4:55 Gideon Conn: After finishing a degree in sculpture at MMU, Gideon decided to become a builder, but nipped that in the bud after 8 months because it was very hard work. That was the point when he decided to be a full time artist and musician. He became a feature on the Manchester indie folk scene and was known for doing drawings at gigs and giving them to bands as a souvenirs. Known for effortlessly blending acoustic folk and hip hop, Gideon has a unique performance style which make audiences very happy. http://gideonconn.com/ Bird & Family Bryan: Bird & Family Bryan are an alternative pop group based in Liverpool and London, comprised of singers Mickey and Pip, guitarist Hedi, and lyricist Bevil. Formed in 2016, they 've built a unique sound with exciting synth lines twisting over close vocal harmonies and melodic guitarwork. Their first demo, 'Prologue to a Ghost Story' was released on January 7th 2017, and tells a tale of patience and catastrophe in a ghostly, haunting song. https://birdandfamilybryan.com/ Calvadore: Big fat tunes for Fighters, Lovers, Brothers, Mothers and Others. https://www.facebook.com/calvadore/ Michael Seal: https://soundcloud.com/mike-seal/sets/up-down-ep The Awful Truth: www.theawfultruth.co.uk

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Tatcho Drom

on Fri, 9 Jun 2017 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

Tatcho Drom are considered one of the UK's leading exponents of Romany Gypsy music. Their name translates to 'True Journey' from Rromanes, the language of Romany Gypsies. Their broad repertoire includes traditional music from across Eastern Europe and the Balkans as well as band leader's Gundula's own original compositions. Gundula Gruen is a virtuoso violinist and singer who has travelled extensively, transcribing melodies that she learned first-hand from Gypsies and folk musicians.

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Liverpool Acoustic Extra Featuring Only Child

on Fri, 9 Jun 2017 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery 7:45pm

We love the View Two Gallery so much that we've decided to give you some extra musical goodness. Liverpool Acoustic Extra features three fantastic local acts: THREE MINUTE HERO MARK POUNTNEY ONLY CHILD Doors open at 7.45pm with the music starting at 8.15pm Tickets are £4 in advance or £5 on the door http://wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic

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Liverpool Acoustic Extra Featuring Only Child

on Fri, 9 Jun 2017 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery 7:45pm

We love the View Two Gallery so much that we've decided to give you some extra musical goodness. Liverpool Acoustic Extra features three fantastic local acts: THREE MINUTE HERO MARK POUNTNEY ONLY CHILD Doors open at 7.45pm with the music starting at 8.15pm Tickets are £4 in advance or £5 on the door http://wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic

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Richard Digance

on Sat, 10 Jun 2017 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:30pm

Tickets £12 advance, £15 on the door. Hall doors open at 7:30pm but the bar will be open from 7pm

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Andy Cutting

on Sat, 10 Jun 2017 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

www.andy-cutting.co.uk/ Andy Cutting is a rarity. A musician's musician: a soulful and technically outstanding melodeon practitioner with an ear for a fine tune. Many of his tunes have been purloined along the way: some considered contemporary classics on the folk scene. But then, Andy is also a warm and emotive perfomer, modestly engaging his audiences with his self-deprecating wit and then flooring them with downright staggering musicianship. There are few melodeon players who put so much feeling into their playing, whether it be a set of dance tunes, or accompaniment to a slow English ballad.

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The Darragh Folk- Larne Summer Arts Festival

on Sat, 10 Jun 2017 at Larne Museum and Arts Centre 7:00pm

The Darragh Folk will be sure to have your toes tapping and dancing in the aisle they bring they bring their own brand of traditional music to the stage in Larne Museum and Arts Centre.

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Garry Tallent From The E Street Band With Kevin Montgomery

on Sat, 10 Jun 2017 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

The longtime bassist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band takes over as boss when Garry Tallent embarks on his first solo tour. He, along with Nashville singer-songwriter Kevin Montgomery, will be here with his 7 piece band featuring Americana favourites, Fats Kaplan and Kristi Rose. Although the rockabilly infused material he performs solo differs substantially from his E Street oeuvre, the same energy and immaculate musicianship shines through. An essential show for all lovers of live music.

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10am - Kay Charlton

on Sat, 10 Jun 2017 at Earls Barton Youth Club 11:15am

Kay Charlton is a trumpet player, composer and teacher based in South East London. She plays world-wide with Bollywood Brass Band, as well as managing their extensive education programme.She has had brass tutor books published by Spartan Press and Warwick Music and has composed for Trinity's piano exam syllabus. She will be playing along to film tracks and encouraging the audience to join in - either playing or dancing!! CDs will be for sale.

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Canals Of Old England - (evening Performance)

on Sat, 10 Jun 2017 at Milton Keynes York House 7:30pm

Evening: 8-10.30pm; Doors 7.30 £8/£7concs ie Students, under 16s, those on disability and unemployment benefits Bar (eve only), Parking at venue Info: http://bonnetandbelt.com Phone 07546 974009

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Canals Of Old England - (evening Performance)

on Sat, 10 Jun 2017 at Milton Keynes York House 7:30pm

Evening: 8-10.30pm; Doors 7.30 £8/£7concs ie Students, under 16s, those on disability and unemployment benefits Bar (eve only), Parking at venue Info: http://bonnetandbelt.com Phone 07546 974009

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Canals Of Old England - Family Matinee

on Sat, 10 Jun 2017 at Milton Keynes York House 2:45pm

Family Matinee. All children must be accompanied York House Centre London Road, Stony Stratford, MK11 1JQ Family Matinee: 3-4.30pm; Doors 2.45 £6 (under 5's free) Parking at venue Info/Tickets: http://bonnetandbelt.com Phone: 07546 974009 Tickets: Odells / Wegottickets / Website

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Balkan Dance Party : Raka Balkan Band

on Sat, 10 Jun 2017 at London Jazzlive@The Crypt 8:00pm

New band on the block Raka is a Balkan collective bringing you a heavy dose of upbeat tunes from Albania to Bulgaria and everywhere in between. Traditional Balkan styles fused with new arrangements promised to make you bop 'til you drop! Featuring Josh Middleton (accordion), Lori Secanska (vocals) and more.

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Balkan Dance Party : Raka Balkan Band

on Sat, 10 Jun 2017 at London Jazzlive@The Crypt 8:00pm

New band on the block Raka is a Balkan collective bringing you a heavy dose of upbeat tunes from Albania to Bulgaria and everywhere in between. Traditional Balkan styles fused with new arrangements promised to make you bop 'til you drop! Featuring Josh Middleton (accordion), Lori Secanska (vocals) and more.

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Sama' Concert

on Sat, 10 Jun 2017 at Brighton Friends Meeting House 7:00pm

Classical and contemporary Arabic music. Ibrahim Atari - Qanoon Wassim Qassis - Buzuk & Percussion Heather Bursheh - Flute & Voice Øystein Bru Frantzen - Bass Guitar Part of From Palestine to Brighton 2017

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Sama' Concert

on Sat, 10 Jun 2017 at Brighton Friends Meeting House 7:00pm

Classical and contemporary Arabic music. Ibrahim Atari - Qanoon Wassim Qassis - Buzuk & Percussion Heather Bursheh - Flute & Voice Øystein Bru Frantzen - Bass Guitar Part of From Palestine to Brighton 2017

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Shout Collective Pres' Biram Seck

on Sat, 10 Jun 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

THE SHOUT COLLECTIVE PRESENT AN ALL AFRICAN SUMMER PARTY LIVE ON STAGE BIRAM SECK AND JHANT BAND Amazing Senegalese vocalist + his full band ABDUL TEE-JAY'S PALM WINE A-GO-GO The Sierra Leonean legend of Palm Wine Guitar On the Decks: THE SHOUT COLLECTIVE Spinning the best selection of African, global, blues, soul and funky sounds Join us at Limehouse's atmospheric speakeasy style music bar Jamboree for a summer party featuring live sets from two of the UK's finest exponents of African music and the mighty Shout Collective DJs on the decks inbetween times. The amazing Senegalese vocalist BIRAM SECK is a musical adventurer with deep roots and a warm, smoky voice. Last time he played here, he provided an infectious party spirit, loads of musical invention and a voice to send shivers down your spine. Wxpect the same only better this time round. https://www.facebook.com/biram.seck.7 The wonderful Sierra Leonean guitarist ABDUL TEE-JAY is a veteran of the UK African music scene and leader of the guitar driven dance band Rokoto. Tonight, he'll be digging into his West African roots for a set of the warm, gently rhythmic palm wine style. http://www.africanmusiciansprofiles.com/abdultj.htm On the decks resident DJs THE SHOUT COLLECTIVE: AKA Jamie Renton (Chilli Fried/Soulclectica), Joe Cushley (Balling the Jack), Norman Druker, Aly Prince and Deb Smith will be taking the Devil's Music back to Africa, out into the big city and anywhere else that feels right for moving and grooving the people. http://www.chillifried.com/the-shout-collective.html#sthash.6LF62Kld.dpb

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Kadialy Kouyate's Sound Archive

on Sat, 10 Jun 2017 at London St Ethelburga's, Bishopsgate 7:30pm

Funky vibes and upbeat West African grooves, Kadialy Kouyate's Sound Archive guarantees to bring audiences to their feet! Join us for an evening of West African griot music! Kadialy Kouyate is a musician, a singer-songwriter inspired by the West African Griot repertoire. Born into the great line of Kouyate Griot in Southern Senegal, Kadialy's mesmerising kora playing and singing style have been appreciated in many prestigious venues as both a soloist and in different ensembles. Since his arrival in the UK, Kadialy has played a significant part in enriching the London musical scene with his griot legacy. He has been teaching the Kora at SOAS, University of London, for the last decade and he has also been involved in countless musical projects both as a collaborator and a session musician. "Senegalese kora virtuoso/singer Kadialy Kouyate showcases his fleet-fingered skills on this mesmerizing instrument, complementing it with his hauntingly, darkly beautiful voice." -Time Out London. Kadialy has played: The Royal Festival Hall, The O2 Arena, Queen Elizabeth Hall,National Theatre, Royal Albert hall, House of Parliament during the bio-centenary of the slave trade, Clarence House as part of a cultural reception hosted by the Prince of Wales, Art Centers, Theatres and Festivals, Woodstock with Afro Celt Sound System (to an audience of 750,000), European tours, Australia, North America. Radio and TV appearances: BBC Radio 3's World Routes; Charlie Gillete's A World of Music; BBC World Service (Radio and Television) amongst others. REVIEWS OF NEW ALBUM NA KITABO "....ADMIRABLE SKILL AND PRECISION." SONGLINES #125 "SUCCESSFUL PIECE OF WEST AFRICAN AFRO-POP WITH A MESSAGE." TROPICALIDAD.BE Doors open at 7:30 pm Food and drink will be available for sale on the night.

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Lost Horizons Presents Rachael Dadd And Friends

on Sat, 10 Jun 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Lost Horizons are proud to present Rachael Dadd and friends. Late contender for the best of the year lists brilliantly unusual, unexpected tracks, you never know what she's going to do next. Lauren Laverne With a string of releases on Talitres (EU/UK), Broken Sound (UK), Sweetdreams Press and Angel's Egg (Japan) and much support from DJs on Radio 1, Radio 2, Xfm, 6 Music, France Musique among many other stations worldwide, experimental folk multi-instrumentalist Rachael Dadd has just released her strongest and most impacting body of work into the public sphere. Two years in the making 'We Resonate' out on Talitres (UK/EU) and Sweetdreams Press (Japan), is an uplifting celebration of life and by far her most collaborative. It sees Rachael joined by Laura Marling's sideman Marcus Hamblett, experimental Japanese multi-instrumentalist ICHI, Alessi Laurent-Marke of Alessi's Ark, Rozi Plain, Emma Gatrill of Sons of Noel and Adrian, and Thomas Heather of Woodpecker Wooliams. Born from the richness of Rachael Dadd's semi-nomadic lifestyle, partly recorded live in a studio followed by playful overdubbing in Rachael's front room, 'We Resonate' carves out a niche of its own, crossing genres from folk, through pop and experimental. Pulsing with poly-rhythms on prepared-piano, homemade xylophone, voice, clarinets, typewriter, boxes of matches, steel drum, tap-dancing, clapping, and even the heartbeat of Rachael's baby in the womb, it reveals that her love of African field-recordings and the spirit embodied within them has seeped into the diverse mix of influences, along with Steve Reich, Tune Yards, and the Japanese underground/ improv scene. With support from James O'Hara-Knight and Louis Gilman

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Lost Horizons Presents Rachael Dadd And Friends

on Sat, 10 Jun 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Lost Horizons are proud to present Rachael Dadd and friends. Late contender for the best of the year lists brilliantly unusual, unexpected tracks, you never know what she's going to do next. Lauren Laverne With a string of releases on Talitres (EU/UK), Broken Sound (UK), Sweetdreams Press and Angel's Egg (Japan) and much support from DJs on Radio 1, Radio 2, Xfm, 6 Music, France Musique among many other stations worldwide, experimental folk multi-instrumentalist Rachael Dadd has just released her strongest and most impacting body of work into the public sphere. Two years in the making 'We Resonate' out on Talitres (UK/EU) and Sweetdreams Press (Japan), is an uplifting celebration of life and by far her most collaborative. It sees Rachael joined by Laura Marling's sideman Marcus Hamblett, experimental Japanese multi-instrumentalist ICHI, Alessi Laurent-Marke of Alessi's Ark, Rozi Plain, Emma Gatrill of Sons of Noel and Adrian, and Thomas Heather of Woodpecker Wooliams. Born from the richness of Rachael Dadd's semi-nomadic lifestyle, partly recorded live in a studio followed by playful overdubbing in Rachael's front room, 'We Resonate' carves out a niche of its own, crossing genres from folk, through pop and experimental. Pulsing with poly-rhythms on prepared-piano, homemade xylophone, voice, clarinets, typewriter, boxes of matches, steel drum, tap-dancing, clapping, and even the heartbeat of Rachael's baby in the womb, it reveals that her love of African field-recordings and the spirit embodied within them has seeped into the diverse mix of influences, along with Steve Reich, Tune Yards, and the Japanese underground/ improv scene. With support from James O'Hara-Knight and Louis Gilman

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Chris Smither

on Sun, 11 Jun 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Having distilled his own signature sound of blues and folk for 50 years, Chris Smither is truly an American original. Chris continues to draw deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets and philosophers. From his early days as the New Orleans transplant in the Boston folk scene, through his wilderness years, to his re-emergence in the 1990s as one of America's most significant acoustic performers, Chris Smither continues to hone his distinctive sound. He has always travelled his own road, eschewing sophisticated studio tricks and staying true to his musical vision. He has developed and maintained loyal friendships over the years with kindred-spirited musicians like Bonnie Raitt and the late Stephen Bruton while at the same time throughout his career been inspired by and inspiring to today's next-generation of musicians. Reviewers and fans from around the world agree that Chris is a profound songwriter, a blistering guitarist and, as he puts it, a 'one-man band to the bone.' Chris melds the styles of his two major influences, Lightnin' Hopkins and Mississippi John Hurt, into his own signature guitar sound. He may be best known for writing 'Love You Like A Man' which Bonnie Raitt and, more recently, jazz great Diana Krall have recorded. His music has been covered by numerous artists and featured in soundtrack albums, independent film, television and commercials. Chris' newest release, Still on the Levee (Summer 2014), is a career-spanning retrospective double CD released by MightyAlbert/Signature Sounds. Recorded in New Orleans with studio-mates he calls The Motivators, Still on the Levee plays host to special guests including Allen Toussaint and Loudon Wainwright III. The record highlights the vast catalogue of this American music master. Still on the Levee is followed by Chris' release of the long-anticipated book Lyrics:1966-2012, a collection of Chris' lyrics to date mixed in with various photographs and other imagery from his long career. The Signature Sounds release Link of Chain: A Songwriter's Tribute to Chris Smither, features artists like Dave Alvin, Jorma Kaukonen, Bonnie Raitt, Josh Ritter, Eilen Jewell, Patty Larkin and many others saluting Chris by making some of his songs their own on this rich collection. '...the Miami native has built a cult reputation as a folk artist with a healthy wanderlust, peppering his tunes with rusted blues, country, some jazz and a wise lyric....Newcomers to Smither's five-decade, multi-album career are advised to start right here.' - Uncut 'Hundred Dollar Valentine is a thing of profound beauty; deep, sad, wise songs, allied to perfectly crafted arrangements, from a man who's lived long enough in darkness to address the big, heavy questions with a lightness of touch' Mojo, (5 stars) 'With a weary, well-travelled voice and a serenely intricate finger-picking style, Mr. Smither turns the blues into songs that accept hard-won lessons and try to make peace with fate' - The New York Times

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Alejandra Ribera

on Sun, 11 Jun 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. -------- Alejandra Ribera has been writing about the unexpected places we find light since the release of her critically acclaimed debut album La boca. In her sophomore release This Island, the award-winning songwriter continues her exploration of luminescence this time leaving the depths of mythological waters and delving firmly into the experience of the human heart. She cites some unlikely influences as inspiring her approach to new songs a speech by actress Tilda Swinton at the Rothko Chapel, a documentary about performance artist Marina Abramović and studying movement in Paris with one of Pina Bausch's earliest devotees. After two years touring sold-out dates in Canada, France and Germany Alejandra returns to London with material from her forth-coming album THIS ISLAND due to release in the spring. There is this infinite potential that lies in that moment between suspension and release, says Ribera. I wanted to put a sonic microscope on that moment and invite the listener into that intimate space normally reserved for those who create the music. www.alejandraribera.com

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

on Sun, 11 Jun 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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Gyps'n'progress

on Sun, 11 Jun 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... How do you slowly introduce swing style jazz to an audience who might have never heard it before? You don't. You throw them straight in with Stephan Grapelli and Django Reinhardt's Minor Swing. Expert rhythm guitar, clean and swift lead and the all important swing of the bass make Gypsinprogress a band that will never let you stop moving and smiling!

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Carrie Elkin With Danny Schmidt @ No8

on Sun, 11 Jun 2017 at Launceston No 8 Cafe 8:00am

Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt are travelling from Leeds to Lanson to play for us on Sunday 11th June as part of her album release tour, with Danny as a Special Guest. It will be a wonderful opportunity to hear this award-winning couple from Austin, Texas, who are both successful and incredibly talented songwriters in their own right and together. With a fan base of thousands on both sides of the Pond, they come highly recommended, and we look forward to hearing excepts from Carrie's new album 'The Penny Collector' and also Danny's impeccable poetic lyrics.

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Rattle On The Stovepipe At Walthamstow Folk

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

One of the best old-timey outfits in the country, Rattle On The Stovepipe feature Dave Arthur on guitar, 5-string banjo, melodeon, percussion and vocals, Dan Stewart on 5-string banjo, guitar, fiddle and harmony vocals and our mate Pete Cooper on fiddle and mandolin. Together this trio of master musicians can take on anything from either side of the Atlantic! A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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The Rainbreakers

on Mon, 12 Jun 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Since forming in 2012, Rainbreakers have developed their sound into a fusion of dynamic elements, bridging the gaps between Blues, Rock, Pop and Soul, exemplifying a diverse and ever-growing musical palette. The songs can shift between gritty to delicate in an instant while the melodic and pop-like hooks combined with the raw and garage-esque backdrop forge an inspiring combination. Ultimately the band's outlook is to produce authenticity, may that be lyrically or sonically, to create a sound that truly represents themselves as well as their experiences. ​ The band's spirit draws significant influence from older artists such as Free and Humble Pie, yet expresses a strong connection with contemporary bands like The London Souls, The Black Keys, Monophonics and Gary Clark Jr. Although Rainbreakers evidently show a great fascination with sounds from the past, they are by no means purists. While recalling elements of their predecessors, the band has a clear foothold within the sounds of their own generation and strives to craft a melting pot of musicianship, ranging from soul melodies and psychedelic sounds to garage-rock riffs and R&B grooves. For more info; http://www.therainbreakers.com

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The Rainbreakers

on Mon, 12 Jun 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Since forming in 2012, Rainbreakers have developed their sound into a fusion of dynamic elements, bridging the gaps between Blues, Rock, Pop and Soul, exemplifying a diverse and ever-growing musical palette. The songs can shift between gritty to delicate in an instant while the melodic and pop-like hooks combined with the raw and garage-esque backdrop forge an inspiring combination. Ultimately the band's outlook is to produce authenticity, may that be lyrically or sonically, to create a sound that truly represents themselves as well as their experiences. ​ The band's spirit draws significant influence from older artists such as Free and Humble Pie, yet expresses a strong connection with contemporary bands like The London Souls, The Black Keys, Monophonics and Gary Clark Jr. Although Rainbreakers evidently show a great fascination with sounds from the past, they are by no means purists. While recalling elements of their predecessors, the band has a clear foothold within the sounds of their own generation and strives to craft a melting pot of musicianship, ranging from soul melodies and psychedelic sounds to garage-rock riffs and R&B grooves. For more info; http://www.therainbreakers.com

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Otis Gibbs

on Mon, 12 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Otis Gibbs (USA) "Gibbs' songwriting is deeply personal and profound. It's plain to see Otis Gibbs is a man you should give a damn about." - Rolling Stone Otis Gibbs is a songwriter, storyteller, painter, photographer and planter of 7,176 trees. He once wrestled a bear, and lost. He has been described as "The best unknown songwriter in music today." If you ask him, he'll simply say he's a Folk Singer. He also hosts a podcast called Thanks For Giving A Damn which features your favourite musicians, journalists and historians sharing memories, backstage stories and history lessons. His podcast quickly became a cult favourite and lead to him hosting Country Built on Pandora (USA) where Otis tells stories about the history of country music to his 2 million subscribers. He grew up in Wanamaker, Indiana, but now lives in East Nashville with his long time partner, Amy Lashley. Otis' thoughts on Mount Renraw. "This album was recorded in my living room on my 50th birthday. My friends kept saying I should throw myself a big party for my birthday, but I'm not a big party guy. Instead, I wanted to do something creative that fits into how I try to live my life. That's when I decided to record this album. This is who I am and this is what I do. It's the perfect way to celebrate 50 years of creativity." "We live on top of a big hill in East Nashville surrounded by musicians, artists, writers and other creative misfits. In the 1800s, this land was owned by Percy Warner. He is somewhat famous for bringing electricity to the rural South. He called his home Renraw, which is Warner spelled backwards. I've called our home Mount Renraw for the last 9 years. Since I recorded the record at home, I figured Mount Renraw would be a fitting title."

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Isla St Clair

on Mon, 12 Jun 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Isla St Clair

on Mon, 12 Jun 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Danny Pedler And Rosie Butler-hall

on Mon, 12 Jun 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

Danny Pedler and Rosie Butler-Hall a young folk duo, with roots based in both English and French tradition. Danny Pedler and Rosie Butler-Hall are two young, dynamic musicians who formed as a duo in late 2011. Danny (from Essex) plays Hurdy Gurdy and Accordion and Rosie (from Wiltshire) plays five-string fiddle and sings. They play mostly English and French songs and tunes and enjoy a close relationship with the audience at our live gigs. Their music is characterised by flowing melodies, intricate harmonies and strong rhythms while keeping the flavour of the traditional style. "Energetic, yet refined, expressive but totally rooted in the groove, these two musicians effortlessly delight and compel the listener. A beautiful combination of English and French music that is superb to listen to and amazing to dance to!" - John Dipper (English Acoustic Collective, Methera, Morris Offspring and Dipper & Daniels)

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Chris Smither

on Tue, 13 Jun 2017 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Jonathon Byrd

on Tue, 13 Jun 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Jonathon Byrd is one of the top 50 songwriters of the last 50 years (Chicago Tribune). He grew up singing in the Southern Baptist church, where his father preached and his mother played piano. After four years in the Navy, he returned to home to play in rock bands. It was at an old-time fiddle festival in the mountains of southwest Virginia where his writing began to change. Assimilating the sounds of southern traditional music, Byrd wrote new songs in an ancient style. This rootsy North Carolinian may be the most buzzed-about new songwriter in folkdom. He displays John Prine's gift for stark little songs that tell big, complex stories, Guy Clark's lean melodicism, Lyle Lovett's wry mischief, and Bill Morrissey's knack for the revealing image. (Boston Globe). Don't miss Jonathan's return to the Kitchen Garden, once again with his Pickup Cowboy, Johnny Waken.

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Otis Gibbs

on Tue, 13 Jun 2017 at Wakefield Henry Boons Yard Bar 7:30pm

On The Ride with our friends Hot Bricks welcome back to Henry Boons one of our favourite American folk artists. Otis Gibbs is a songwriter, storyteller, painter, photographer and planter of 7176 trees. He has been described as "The best unknown songwriter in music today" by Rolling Stone. If you ask him he'll simply say he's a Folk Singer.

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Bright Phoebus & Powered Flight Music Present: Rosie Hood

on Tue, 13 Jun 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:00pm

We're delighted to be able to help the lovely, Rosie Hood from The Dovetail Trio, launch her debut solo album, "The Beautiful & The Actual". at The Greystones on 13 June. The Beautiful & The Actual is a collection of old and new folk songs, featuring songs collected by Alfred Williams within 10 miles of where Rosie grew up in Wiltshire. I have tried to depict the beautiful and the actual, wrote Alfred Williams in 1923 in the introduction to his book Folk Songs of the Upper Thames. A hammerman, poet, linguist and historian, Alfred Williams was also a prolific folk song collector. In the years prior to World War I he visited the towns and villages close to his home of South Marston, Wiltshire, just 10 miles from Rosie's home village of Minety, and collected hundreds of songs, eight of which Rosie has arranged and recorded here. I hope that my interpretations of these songs do the same, Rosie says of Williams' words that inspired the title of her debut album. I feel that Alfred Williams was talking about the duality that exists within his collection of songs, but to me the title reflects the duality within the songs themselves. There's life and death, love and betrayal, beautiful melodies and hauntingly sad lyrics, Rosie explains.  Rosie is a young folk singer from Wiltshire, known for her strong, pure voice and engaging solo performance. A BBC Performing Arts Fellow in 2015 and a 2016 Horizon Award nominee at the Radio 2 Folk Awards, Rosie has become more than purely a traditional singer. Having started learning folk songs at an early age from her family, Rosie has a keen interest in the history of traditional songs, particularly those of her native Wiltshire, where she has spent time researching in the local archives and developing a broad repertoire of local songs. Rosie's Fellowship year with the English Folk Dance & Song Society proved a pivotal point in her career giving her time and space to develop as an artist. The year saw Rosie develop her song-writing with mentor Emily Portman, hone her instrumental skills and even resulted in a transatlantic collaboration with New York based singer and guitarist Jefferson Hamer. We are delighted that the supreme guitar master, Martin Simpson will be MCing the evening and maybe joining Rosie onstage for a number or two. Doors will be at 7pm and the concert will start with a short performance from Martin at 7:30pm. Don't miss it!

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Bright Phoebus & Powered Flight Music Present: Rosie Hood

on Tue, 13 Jun 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:00pm

We're delighted to be able to help the lovely, Rosie Hood from The Dovetail Trio, launch her debut solo album, "The Beautiful & The Actual". at The Greystones on 13 June. The Beautiful & The Actual is a collection of old and new folk songs, featuring songs collected by Alfred Williams within 10 miles of where Rosie grew up in Wiltshire. I have tried to depict the beautiful and the actual, wrote Alfred Williams in 1923 in the introduction to his book Folk Songs of the Upper Thames. A hammerman, poet, linguist and historian, Alfred Williams was also a prolific folk song collector. In the years prior to World War I he visited the towns and villages close to his home of South Marston, Wiltshire, just 10 miles from Rosie's home village of Minety, and collected hundreds of songs, eight of which Rosie has arranged and recorded here. I hope that my interpretations of these songs do the same, Rosie says of Williams' words that inspired the title of her debut album. I feel that Alfred Williams was talking about the duality that exists within his collection of songs, but to me the title reflects the duality within the songs themselves. There's life and death, love and betrayal, beautiful melodies and hauntingly sad lyrics, Rosie explains.  Rosie is a young folk singer from Wiltshire, known for her strong, pure voice and engaging solo performance. A BBC Performing Arts Fellow in 2015 and a 2016 Horizon Award nominee at the Radio 2 Folk Awards, Rosie has become more than purely a traditional singer. Having started learning folk songs at an early age from her family, Rosie has a keen interest in the history of traditional songs, particularly those of her native Wiltshire, where she has spent time researching in the local archives and developing a broad repertoire of local songs. Rosie's Fellowship year with the English Folk Dance & Song Society proved a pivotal point in her career giving her time and space to develop as an artist. The year saw Rosie develop her song-writing with mentor Emily Portman, hone her instrumental skills and even resulted in a transatlantic collaboration with New York based singer and guitarist Jefferson Hamer. We are delighted that the supreme guitar master, Martin Simpson will be MCing the evening and maybe joining Rosie onstage for a number or two. Doors will be at 7pm and the concert will start with a short performance from Martin at 7:30pm. Don't miss it!

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James Frost And Matthew Birch - Live At The Bicycle Shop, Norwich

on Tue, 13 Jun 2017 at Norwich Bicycle Shop Cafe 7:30pm

James Frost and Matthew Birch - On Tour Glastonbury Festival artist James Frost and multi-instrumentalist Matthew Birch will be travelling the UK in June to bring the music of the festivals, the campfire and the world music landscape into the heart of communities. Expect a cosy evening of delicate fingerpicked guitar, original songwriting, the magical sounds of the pantam and mbira, laughter and collaboration. They are performers in their own right and have also recently travelled together in Zimbabwe to expand their love of music. James Frost James Frost is an established songwriter and live performer whose songs touch on archetypal themes of love, loss, deep nature and the travelling spirit. He has featured on BBC 6Music, performed at Glastonbury Festival and studied at the British Academy of New Music. He has toured extensively in recent years, playing shows with Martha Tilston, James Yorkston, Tiny Ruins and many other folk heroes. Age old folk tradition with a distinctive English slant. Highly recommended. Folk Radio UK www.jamesfrostmusic.com Matthew Birch Matthew Birch is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, who brings together both original non-lyrical compositions and traditional music and songs from the British Isles, and Zimbabwe. His performances are a journey facilitated by song, and the watery textures of guitar, mbira and pantam. www.matthew-birch.bandcamp.com TICKETS: £7 advance, £9 door

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Jonathan Byrd

on Wed, 14 Jun 2017 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

Please note: Due to the current temporary closure of the Biddulph Arms, events listed as taking place there may have to be moved to alternative local venues if the pub does not re-open in time. Please visit this site regularly for the latest updates and/or contact us via http://www.biddulphupinarms.com or via our Facebook Biddulph Up In Arms page.

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Erin Rae And The Meanwhiles

on Wed, 14 Jun 2017 at East Grinstead The Dorset Arms 7:30pm

Erin Rae and the Meanwhiles are an Americana band from Nashville, Tennessee. The band is led by singer Erin Rae McKaskle. According to Rolling Stone, Erin Rae "makes smooth-edged music for Sunday afternoons" and "her arrangements anchored by pedal-steel guitar and the steady strum of an acoustic guitar may be rooted in modern-day indie folk, but the songs themselves rustle up comparisons to Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne" Erin Rae and the Meanwhiles formed in 2012 with the release of an EP titled Crazy Talk. In 2015, Erin Rae and the Meanwhiles released their debut full-length album titled Soon Enough.The album was recorded in only two days In July 2015, Erin Rae and the Meanwhiles recorded a Daytrotter session at Big Light Studio in Nashville Growing up in Jackson, Tennessee, Erin Rae got an early introduction to folk music at home. Her mom and dad were both part-time musicians, playing their own brand of American roots music at churches, county fairs and coffee shops in west Tennessee. Starting as early as five years old, she would join them for a song or two.   Two decades later, she's still spending her time onstage this time as the main act. As the leader of Erin Rae and the Meanwhiles, she walks the line between old-school folk and modern Americana, creating a sound that nods to her influences while pushing ahead toward something new. It's music that breathes, filled with pedal steel, vocal harmonies, acoustic guitar, bright bursts of melody and plenty of space. It's also music that's taken her halfway across the world, with Erin playing shows everywhere from Nashville (her adopted hometown) to Switzerland.

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Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin - Essex Libraries Plugged & Unplugged

on Wed, 14 Jun 2017 at Maldon Library 6:45pm

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin take to the road in June for a very special run of shows: The Libraries Tour 2017. Whilst thinking about unusual places to play, it struck them that every town in the country has a purpose built community space, perfect for bringing people together - the library. Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin take to the road in June for a very special run of shows: The Libraries Tour 2017. Come and celebrate our wonderful libraries with songs and stories - "A library outranks any other thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert" - Andrew Carnegie Press quotes: "Virtuosity, intensity, and charisma... Subtle, atmospheric, bravely original" - The Guardian "One of the best duos on the planet" - Mike Harding "Quite brilliant" - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio Two

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Nigel Stonier

on Wed, 14 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A noted producer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist - his collaborations include Robert Plant, Martha Wainwright, The Waterboys, Thea Gilmore and Clare Teal - Nigel Stonier's stock as a solo artist has also risen hugely since his single "I Hope I Always" and album "Built For Storms" gathered extensive national AirPlay in 2014. A brilliant lyricist and a spontaneous, witty live performer, Stonier just released his 6th album "Love And Work" which BBC6 Music and Radio 2 have been featuring, and which includes the single "You Need Love". Performing on acoustic guitar and piano, his songs are often at their most affecting when stripped down and delivered in an intimate setting.

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Patrick Naylor Trio Feat. Fulvio Sigurta And Natalie Rozario

on Wed, 14 Jun 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 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... Patrick Naylor Trio feat. Fulvio Sigurta and Natalie Rozario Guitarist Patrick Naylor plays songs from his Daily Telegraph Best of 2015 album Days of Blue with Fulvio Sigurta on trumpet and Natalie Rozario on cello and vocals. Patrick Naylor Distinctive electric/acoustic guitarist and composer whose unflashy style draws on contemporary jazz, folk and world musics and the influences of Ralph Towner and Bill Frisell to create a haunting and optimistic fusion. - Ents 24 'Tasty acoustic guitar' - Jazz Journal a highly articulate, mellow musician Tony Hall in Jazzwise 'Virtuoso guitar' - Time Out one of the UK's best guitarists' Ronnie Scott's Magazine "Thoughtful, inventive and authoritative" - Crescendo a shapely melodic line, even in the heat of improvisation. Jack Massarik in The Evening Standard "sensitive guitar" "a treat" - Daily Telegraph Fulvio Sigurta Fulvio Sigurtà is outstanding on trumpet and flugel.John L Walters - The Guardian Natalie Rozario "majestic cello" - All About Jazz

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Chris Smither

on Thu, 15 Jun 2017 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Chris Smither is a true American original bluesman who has distilled his own sound after 50 years on the road. He has always travelled his own road, eschewing sophisticated studio tricks and staying true to his musical vision whilst still drawing deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets and philosophers. Smithers is a profound songwriter and a blistering guitarist (citing Lightnin' Hopkins and Mississippi John Hurt as his two major influences) who is, as he puts it, a 'one-man-band' to the bone.

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Dave Kelly

on Thu, 15 Jun 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Here is a solid gold treat for all acoustic blues fans and guitar buffs. This legendary singer and guitarist has been a fixture on the British music scene for 50 years, latterly alongside Paul Jones et al in the concert hall-filling Blues Band. However, it was as a soloist that Dave started out, playing the small folk and blues clubs (following in the steps of his late lamented big sister Jo-Anne) and he loves to make occasional forays back to his roots. His last visit to the Black Swan was way back in 1995, so we are delighted that he has specifically asked to return here. No bells, no whistles, just Dave's awesome voice and acoustic slide guitar playing the blues.

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Dave Kelly

on Thu, 15 Jun 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Here is a solid gold treat for all acoustic blues fans and guitar buffs. This legendary singer and guitarist has been a fixture on the British music scene for 50 years, latterly alongside Paul Jones et al in the concert hall-filling Blues Band. However, it was as a soloist that Dave started out, playing the small folk and blues clubs (following in the steps of his late lamented big sister Jo-Anne) and he loves to make occasional forays back to his roots. His last visit to the Black Swan was way back in 1995, so we are delighted that he has specifically asked to return here. No bells, no whistles, just Dave's awesome voice and acoustic slide guitar playing the blues.

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Martyn Joseph

on Thu, 15 Jun 2017 at Broadmayne Village Hall 7:30pm

Martyn Joseph is a performer like no other. He's a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called The Welsh Springsteen, but there are also shades of John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives. Juxtaposition is a key theme in Martyn's work. The simplicity and the complexity of the human condition and all that it encompasses is underpinned with a heady promise of hope. There is a versatility to Martyn's music that is hard to categorise. Many have tried, resulting in labels such as Folk, Rock, Soul, Folk Funk and Americana; all of which somehow miss the mark. But sometimes music doesn't need a defining genre and with the ability to articulate a sense of the bigger picture, Martyn's music and social commentary manage to empower and speak for many. His songs are pictures, and stories, and feelings all put to music and delivered by a master craftsman. 2014 saw him take the spirit of his music onto a more practical footing with the launch of his "Let Yourself Trust", a not-for-profit organisation which aims to make a small difference out of great love and commitment by challenging injustice wherever it's found, educating via advocacy, campaigning for human rights, and raising issues that have been forgotten or ignored via fundraising initiatives, thus bringing about greater awareness for beautiful people in powerless situations. 2016 was one of Martyn's busiest, and this was acknowledged by him being nominated in the Hardest Working Artist category at the UK Independent Music Awards, being the only folk artist to receive any nomination. Playing over 170 shows worldwide he was also part of the Parliament/EFDSS project Sweet Liberties marking 800 years of British democracy, with Nancy Kerr, Sam Carter and Maz O'Connor. One of his songs from this, Nye celebrating Nye Bevan, the author of the NHS, has been enthusiastically received by audiences everywhere, as well as having BBC national airplay on Mark Radcliffe's Folk Show and Tom Robinson's 6 Music show. Martyn Joseph. A unique talent driven by passion and love for his trade, continues to write, sing and play from the heart. www.martynjoseph.net "Stunning, heartfelt music
 Bob Harris BBC Radio 2, "Intelligent and enlightened songs are both energising and provocativefrom subtle tenderness to growly indignation. A Welsh national treasure MOJO A superb album, open yet textured; complex yet immediately listenable: insightful and often hard hitting" R2 - 5 stars heartfelt and ultimately optimistic songs Songlines One of the most charismatic and electrifying performers in Britain todaytough and passionate
 Tom Robinson BBC 6 music One of acoustic music's most original voices, and most forward looking of his generation of singer/songwriters Q Magazine A profound experience The Boston Globe Songs of social commentary as much as love, with a rootsy sensibility
 Time Out Written with craft, performed with passion Financial Times

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Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin - Essex Libraries Plugged & Unplugged

on Thu, 15 Jun 2017 at Rayleigh Library 6:45pm

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin take to the road in June for a very special run of shows: The Libraries Tour 2017. Whilst thinking about unusual places to play, it struck them that every town in the country has a purpose built community space, perfect for bringing people together - the library. Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin take to the road in June for a very special run of shows: The Libraries Tour 2017. Come and celebrate our wonderful libraries with songs and stories - "A library outranks any other thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert" - Andrew Carnegie Press quotes: "Virtuosity, intensity, and charisma... Subtle, atmospheric, bravely original" - The Guardian "One of the best duos on the planet" - Mike Harding "Quite brilliant" - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio Two

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Saskia - Classics & Covers

on Thu, 15 Jun 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

To celebrate the launch of SASKIA's CD of Covers & Classics! This is a sing-along-or-listen event to the golden songs of the 60's and 70's by Dylan, Baez, Mitchell, Denny and more. The set list will be disclosed so you can have a chance to remind yourselves of the songs. All welcome. Doors open 19:30 for 20:00 start. We will be finished by 22:00 for those with work in the morning or a long travel home! This is an exclusive and intimate event in a stylish venue, and given the nature of the space, the ticket numbers are extremely limited. If you're intending to come you must book straight away. Saskia is a 24 year old British singer, well known for her pure clear tones, reminiscent of Joan Baez and Judy Collins, and has been writing songs that blend simplicity of pure folk music with contemporary moods, melodies and meanings.

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Olta. With Amy Griffiths And Lee Bardsley.

on Thu, 15 Jun 2017 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:00pm

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New Roots: Moss Clarkson

on Thu, 15 Jun 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

The Harrison, Kings Cross. Doors open 7.30 pm. Nearest tube Kings Cross, 6 mins walk. Trevor Moss met Tom Clarkson at the legendary acoustic club, The Lantern Society, in Hastings in January 2017. Trevor Moss has spent the last ten years performing as a duo with his wife Hannah-Lou, releasing four albums working with producers such as Ethan Johns, Richard Causon and Dan Carey. He has toured the world and supported acts such as Tori Amos, Ron Sexsmith, Damon Albarn and Loudon Wainwrigh, performing everywhere from The Royal Albert Hall to the Ryman Auditorium and festivals including Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival and Green Man. Tom Clarkson is an esteemed musician, studied and performed extensively in all forms of music from folk to jazz to opera. He also records and releases under his own name. The pair have come together to form Moss Clarkson and are quickly forging a reputation as an exciting and original folk act. WATCH MOSS CLARKSON: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLEJd2BrW-c Singer songwriter Hannah Lurati has spent the past ten years writing and performing as part of duo Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou. Releasing four albums, working with producers such as Ethan Johns, Richard Causon and Dan Carey she has toured all over the world, from working men's clubs to tin churches, to the Royal Albert Hall and the Ryman Auditorium. She is currently working on her debut solo album. 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. www.newrootsevents.com https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Ewan Macyntire & Circes Diner

on Thu, 15 Jun 2017 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

Ewan infuses his music with layers of Swing, Scottish trad, Bluegrass, Jazz Soul, Blues and Pop. Over the course of an evening the band will go from heartfelt ballads, to all out virtuosic improvised malady. Circe's Diner .... a truly unique sound, seamlessly blending country, folk and Americana.

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Bridges Over The Wall

on Thu, 15 Jun 2017 at Coventry The Tin at The Coal Vaults 8:00pm

Bridges over the wall (Antony Owen) A key Positive Images event, connecting some of the finest musicians and poets performing today. Combining musicality with complex rhythm, santoor player Kaviraj Singh is emerging as a unique and celebrated talent of the new generation. He will be supported by Coventry's own award-winning peace poet Antony Owen and sitarist Chris Cook. Hopefully, this will be the first of many more baithak Indian Classical Music programs in Coventry. A baithak is an initiative to bring the audience closer to Indian classical music. Tickets: £5 adv/£7 door , £4 concession adv/£6 concession on the door, available from www.thetinmusicandarts.org.uk

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Bridges Over The Wall

on Thu, 15 Jun 2017 at Coventry The Tin at The Coal Vaults 8:00pm

Bridges over the wall (Antony Owen) A key Positive Images event, connecting some of the finest musicians and poets performing today. Combining musicality with complex rhythm, santoor player Kaviraj Singh is emerging as a unique and celebrated talent of the new generation. He will be supported by Coventry's own award-winning peace poet Antony Owen and sitarist Chris Cook. Hopefully, this will be the first of many more baithak Indian Classical Music programs in Coventry. A baithak is an initiative to bring the audience closer to Indian classical music. Tickets: £5 adv/£7 door , £4 concession adv/£6 concession on the door, available from www.thetinmusicandarts.org.uk

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Henry Priestman & The Men Of A Certain Age

on Fri, 16 Jun 2017 at Doncaster Catholic Club 7:30pm

Henry & his band at Doncaster Catholic Club

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Daniel Smith Blues Band

on Fri, 16 Jun 2017 at Lowdham Village Hall 7:30pm

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

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Rosie Hood

on Fri, 16 Jun 2017 at Bradford On Avon West Barn 7:00pm

RootBeat Records is proud to present a local album launch concert by Rosie Hood.

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Charlie Dore & Julian Littman Dark Matter Tour At Bristol Folk House

on Fri, 16 Jun 2017 at Bristol The Bristol Folk House 7:30am

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 to present 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 'Beatific of voice, fragrant of melody and lyrically fearless' MOJO**** 'A gift for melody, brave, poignant, entertaining, original ' Guardian**** charliedore.com Support is from Edd Donovan and the Wandering Moles

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Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin - Essex Libraries Plugged & Unplugged

on Fri, 16 Jun 2017 at Billericay Library 6:45pm

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin take to the road in June for a very special run of shows: The Libraries Tour 2017. Whilst thinking about unusual places to play, it struck them that every town in the country has a purpose built community space, perfect for bringing people together - the library. Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin take to the road in June for a very special run of shows: The Libraries Tour 2017. Come and celebrate our wonderful libraries with songs and stories - "A library outranks any other thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert" - Andrew Carnegie Press quotes: "Virtuosity, intensity, and charisma... Subtle, atmospheric, bravely original" - The Guardian "One of the best duos on the planet" - Mike Harding "Quite brilliant" - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio Two

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Barricades Rise

on Fri, 16 Jun 2017 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

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

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Steve Morrison, Alan Glen & John B Harris

on Fri, 16 Jun 2017 at London The Sound Lounge 7:00pm

STEVE MORRISON with ALAN GLEN & JOHN B HARRIS "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. Alan Glen (who also plays guitar) is better known for his superb harmonica playing one of the ex-members of The Yardbirds, his musical credits are too numerous to list. There will also be a rare appearance by the exceptional blues pianist, John B Harris, arguably the best living exponent of the piano styles of Otis Spann and Memphis Slim, who never fails to astound Brooks Blues Bar audiences - Britain's very own Otis Spann! www.stevemorrison.eu www.thebarcodes.co.uk

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The Washboard Resonators

on Fri, 16 Jun 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

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

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The Black Feathers

on Fri, 16 Jun 2017 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

The Black Feathers are singer/songwriters Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler who, having played together for many years in various projects, decided to break away and collaborate as a duo, writing and performing their own material. 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 have just such an ability. An award-winning, earthy blend of English folk and American roots, with indie rock sensibilities peeking through, and with Ray's guitar work buoying the kind of tight-as-blood harmonies often only heard in family bands, theirs is a unique sound. 2016 was 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 been released and very well received. Tours in the UK and the USA, as well as an Irish tour supporting Eddi Reader, kept Sian and Ray busy throughout the year. They could easily have rested on their laurels, but instead they have been spending their downtime working on new material to be released this year. Their sound, with its sheer poetic beauty both lyrically and musically, draws you in for a brilliant, effervescent ride from the moment they start to play. Don't miss them!

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The Cedars + Megan & The Common Threads

on Fri, 16 Jun 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- THE CEDARS combine raucous Folk-Americana with dark, foreboding blues and the occasional heart-stopping ballad to produce heady, intoxicating music. They have built both a formidable live set and an enthusiastic following since their first show back in 2006, and are highly respected amongst their peers on the alt.folk and Americana scenes. Since they formed, The Cedars have played a huge variety of shows and festivals including Glastonbury, Reading, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness, The Great Escape, Camp Bestival, Cropredy Fringe, Truck and many more. Their debut album Little Copper Still was recorded in California with producer Ian Brennan, whose previous work with folk legend Ramblin' Jack Elliot and recently Peter Case and Tinariwen have garnered Grammy Awards. Little Copper Still has earned critical acclaim from radio and music press with tracks from the album appearing on Americana and Folk collections here in the UK and in the US. "A very, very good album" - Bob Harris they make a menacing folk-blues noise filled with slide dobro, banjo and railway track drums, and in Chantal Hill they have a singer who can break hearts and mend them again in an instant **** - Q Magazine ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ MEGAN & THE COMMON THREADS weave a unique tapestry of country, blues, folk, funk & rock'n'roll. Growing from the solo project of front-woman Megan O'Neill, who creates an infectious onstage energy with harmonising co-writers Dan Clark and Tom Smith (electric & acoustic guitars), their catchy but insightful songwriting underpins danceable grooves from Kesh Kanabar (bass) and Alessandro Tibaldi (drums), with Mairéad Furlong's Irish fiddle flourishing at the heart of their distinctive Celt-icana sound. Hit US TV show Nashville (ABC/Lionsgate) featured Megan's track Don't You from her debut EP; Coming Home which was named UK EP of the Year by public vote at the W21 Music Awards. Live shows include a special Oscars Week appearance in Los Angeles at the 2015 Oscar Wilde Awards on personal invitation of director JJ Abrams, plus performances for RTE2 Two Tube, Bob Harris (BBC Radio 2), BBC Ulster, BBC London, Irish Independent, Windmill Lane Sessions and Amazing Radio, with a live breakfast show session on Irish national station Today FM with Ian Dempsey. Megan's collaboration with Top 10 UK Chart act The Shires is out now on Decca Records (Universal Music). A steely determination lies below Megan's trademark headscarf and sunny disposition. Gently setting aside the polished pop sheen of her solo recordings in favour of a more organic Americana sound, Megan has made some recent changes to her music team and the diminutive figure at the band's centre stands quietly in control of her musical direction.

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Johnny Coppin & Mike Silver

on Fri, 16 Jun 2017 at Highworth United Reformed Church 7:15pm

Johnny Coppin and Mike Silver are two of the great figures in British folk music. Both have been delighting audiences for countless years with their great voices, expert musicianship and original songs.Their repertoire includes traditional songs as well as contemporary material and beautiful songs of their own. The partnership between Johnny and Mike has endured for many years and this is a great opportunity to enjoy their special chemistry.

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Helter Skelter With The Underscore Orkestra + Starwound

on Fri, 16 Jun 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Balkan, Klezmer, Hot Jazz, Swing, Americana and Folk at Jamboree with bands from Portland and Athens... All the way from Portland, Oregan the travelling Underscore Orkestra play syncopated rhythms and dance vignettes of Balkan, Klezmer, Hot Jazz, Swing, Americana music and Belly Dance that puts the zing in your zinger as they evoke the currents of New Orleans Jazz, Eastern European, Greek, Turkish, Bulgarian, Roma and Klezmorim Music to Manouche Swing. From Athens, Greece, StarWound's sound fuses cabaret ambience with elements of jazz, rock, classical and folk. Their lyrics arise from the philosophical and social concerns of the modern age.

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Big Mamma's Door

on Fri, 16 Jun 2017 at London Cafe Barcelona 7:00pm

This is an engaging and highly energetic band the audience was wowed by the sheer personality of Fiona as a performer, the artistry of Mal on guitar and the musical big mammaexcellence of the rest of the band. - Bill Smith, Blues in Britain Fronted by Fiona McElroy, Big Mamma's Door have been whipping audiences into a frenzy at festivals and live events. That's not surprising considering the dual talents of the big lyrical voice and fantastic stage presence of Fiona, which she uses to build instant rapport, ensuring the audience feels part of the show! Audiences react to the personality and rhythmic sound by getting on to their feet and dancing. Tapas, wines and cocktails on the night. Doors 7pm. Music starts 8.30pm.

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Fox And Branch - An Eclectic Mix Of American Folk Music And Styles

on Fri, 16 Jun 2017 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes 7:30pm

An eclectic repertoire of old-time country songs; fiddle tunes; Cajun songs and tunes; New Orleans flavored music; jug band and novelty numbers; swing standards; British ballads; Irish and Scottish songs and fiddle tunes; Bluegrass songs; and, last but not least, banjo/washboard breakdowns.

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Otis Gibbs

on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:30am

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Erin Rae & The Meanwhiles

on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at Bedford Gordon Arms Ents Shed 8:00pm

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Plu

on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at Cardiff Snails Delicatessen 7:00pm

Formed of sibling trio - Elan, Marged and Gwilym Rhys from Snowdonia, North Wales in the Summer of 2012, Plu (meaning 'feathers' in Welsh) play alternative Welsh language pop-folk, with close 3 part harmonies a back-bone to their varied set. This is a Gourmet Gig - delicious food included in price

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Sing Sistah Sing! (start Time 8pm)

on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Please note: this event starts at 8pm. Sing Sistah Sing! is the first work from internationally renowned Mezzo Soprano Andrea Baker, who is accompanied by the wonderfully versatile pianist Richard Lewis. The show celebrates the extraordinary breadth of the African American female voice including those of Leontyne Price, Marian Anderson, Donna Summer, Nina Simone and the great Billie Holiday. This a joyous mixture of storytelling, jazz, blues, opera, art song, gospel and rollicking piano virtuosity. .., made the audience's hair stand on end. Her voice is delicious BroadwayBaby.com

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Sing Sistah Sing! (start Time 8pm)

on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Please note: this event starts at 8pm. Sing Sistah Sing! is the first work from internationally renowned Mezzo Soprano Andrea Baker, who is accompanied by the wonderfully versatile pianist Richard Lewis. The show celebrates the extraordinary breadth of the African American female voice including those of Leontyne Price, Marian Anderson, Donna Summer, Nina Simone and the great Billie Holiday. This a joyous mixture of storytelling, jazz, blues, opera, art song, gospel and rollicking piano virtuosity. .., made the audience's hair stand on end. Her voice is delicious BroadwayBaby.com

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Sing Sistah Sing! (start Time 8pm)

on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Please note: this event starts at 8pm. Sing Sistah Sing! is the first work from internationally renowned Mezzo Soprano Andrea Baker, who is accompanied by the wonderfully versatile pianist Richard Lewis. The show celebrates the extraordinary breadth of the African American female voice including those of Leontyne Price, Marian Anderson, Donna Summer, Nina Simone and the great Billie Holiday. This a joyous mixture of storytelling, jazz, blues, opera, art song, gospel and rollicking piano virtuosity. .., made the audience's hair stand on end. Her voice is delicious BroadwayBaby.com

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Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin - Essex Libraries Plugged & Unplugged

on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at Harwich Library 6:45pm

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin take to the road in June for a very special run of shows: The Libraries Tour 2017. Whilst thinking about unusual places to play, it struck them that every town in the country has a purpose built community space, perfect for bringing people together - the library. Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin take to the road in June for a very special run of shows: The Libraries Tour 2017. Come and celebrate our wonderful libraries with songs and stories - "A library outranks any other thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert" - Andrew Carnegie Press quotes: "Virtuosity, intensity, and charisma... Subtle, atmospheric, bravely original" - The Guardian "One of the best duos on the planet" - Mike Harding "Quite brilliant" - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio Two

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Chastity Brown

on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at Biggar Corn Exchange 7:30pm

Chastity will be on stage at 8.15pm.

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Chastity Brown

on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at Biggar Corn Exchange 7:30pm

Chastity will be on stage at 8.15pm.

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Boo Hewerdine - Swimming In Mercury Tour

on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30 for 8.00pm. Book early for this especially important music event in this year's calendar as we welcome revered UK singer-songwriter Boo Hewerdine together with his great live band as they play The Milton Rooms on their Swimming in Mercury tour.

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Kisses Sweeter Than Wine - Celebrating 60's American Folk

on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at Woking United Reformed Church 7:30pm

Lilac Sheer's multi-instrumentalist female ensemble present modern acoustic renditions of loved 60's American folk classics from: Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, The Byrds, The Weavers, Peter Paul & Mary, Leonard Cohen and others. Come enjoy and sing along to Where Have All The Flowers Gone, If I Had a Hammer, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Blowin' in the Wind and many more memorable songs of the era. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhHvb0vIP_A Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica Lilac Sheer Violin, Mandolin Claire Roberts Bass Joy Chong Percussion Mally Harpaz

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Kisses Sweeter Than Wine - Celebrating 60's American Folk

on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at Woking United Reformed Church 7:30pm

Lilac Sheer's multi-instrumentalist female ensemble present modern acoustic renditions of loved 60's American folk classics from: Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, The Byrds, The Weavers, Peter Paul & Mary, Leonard Cohen and others. Come enjoy and sing along to Where Have All The Flowers Gone, If I Had a Hammer, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Blowin' in the Wind and many more memorable songs of the era. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhHvb0vIP_A Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica Lilac Sheer Violin, Mandolin Claire Roberts Bass Joy Chong Percussion Mally Harpaz

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Cara Dillon

on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at Teddington Landmark Arts Centre 7:15pm

If you don't know the voice of Cara Dillon, you're in for a treat. If you are already amongst her legions of admirers around the world, you know you have something special in store. The extraordinary Irish singer has won every folk award going, but confesses to being no purist, making music that reaches beyond the constraints and limitations of tradition. For her second visit to the Landmark she will be supported by her full band plus a support act. Early booking strong recommended. Doors open 7.15pm - event start 8pm

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Kate & Raphaël Album Launch

on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at Edinburgh St. Vincent's Chapel 7:30pm

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. Support: Originally from Transylvania, now Scottish-based, singer-songwriter Lizabett Russo merges her native traditions with elements of contemporary jazz, world music and folk, a range of influence effortlessly spanned by her powerfully versatile voice. "This is simply world-class work, by any standard." Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxXzJB8ZP8k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnysfysT6j0 Contact for event: info@kateyoungmusic.com Doors 7.30pm, starts 8.00pm

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Kate & Raphaël Album Launch

on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at Edinburgh St. Vincent's Chapel 7:30pm

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. Support: Originally from Transylvania, now Scottish-based, singer-songwriter Lizabett Russo merges her native traditions with elements of contemporary jazz, world music and folk, a range of influence effortlessly spanned by her powerfully versatile voice. "This is simply world-class work, by any standard." Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxXzJB8ZP8k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnysfysT6j0 Contact for event: info@kateyoungmusic.com Doors 7.30pm, starts 8.00pm

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Ep Launch: Singing Stories, Weaving Tales

on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at Exeter Friends Meeting House 7:00pm

"Singing Stories, Weaving Tales" Doors at 7pm, for a 7:30pm start. Ulrika-Igraine has been singing and performing locally for a number of years and is now excited to announce the release her first EP. The launch night features a full-length performance with singing, storytelling and a variety of instruments. Prepare to dive into the fantastical world of story and song with Ulrika. Her music has been likened to Scandinavian apocalyptic folk; haunting and hypnotic with a beautiful depth and timbre. Ulrika's background in drama is evident as you find yourself captured by her emotive, animated and theatrical performance. Accompanying her will be the atmospheric Grey Chorus with haunting harmonies, not forgetting the gripping local storyteller Dave Oliver who always has something up his sleeve! On attending this event, not only will you be the first in line to purchase this original CD, there will be never-before-performed songs for you to enjoy in both English and Swedish. CDs will be available on the night for £6 Refreshments will also be available.

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Karine Polwart, Nancy Kerr, Fay Hield, Ben Nicholls, Jon Boden, Gavin Davenport

on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at Bradfield Dungworth Green Hall 7:00pm

The Soundpost Singing Weekend Gig Join all of our Singing Weekend participants to see a special one off show featuring the UK's top folk artists. Karine Polwart, Nancy Kerr, Fay Hield, Ben Nicholls, Jon Boden and Gavin Davenport. Limited availability!

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Helter Skelter With Tiger Moth + Mutana

on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Gypsy folk / punk and Iraqi song at Jamboree with Tiger Moth and Mutana... Tiger Moth play a wild mix of world Gypsy folk punk, ranging from Balkan, Middle Eastern and Hispanic to Swing, often at dizzying speed, a bass and horn-driven blast of brilliant madness. Mutana is an Arabic troubadour from Baghdad currently based in London. Before leaving Iraq back in 2004, Mutana was the main singer in a Baghdad 5-piece band fusing Arabic tunes with Rumba rhythms. Due to the occupation and the eruption of the civil war in Iraq, all band members left the country for Europe and the United States. Traveling through Europe, Mutana finally arrived to London where he stayed as a refugee for over five years and focused on writing new material, lyrics and songs of his own compositions, recently producing his first album Gypsy Road and filming his first music video of his song Dana Dana (Pearl, Pearl). He is also re-making some of Iraq's well known traditional folkloric songs played on gypsy chords and keys.

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Darren Hayman's Thankful Villages

on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at Bridgwater Over Stowey Village Hall 7:00pm

Darren Hayman's Thankful Villages is a project about rural life

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Blackbeard's Tea Party

on Sun, 18 Jun 2017 at London Water Rats 7:30pm

Voted best band at last year's Cropredy Convention, and named THE band to see at Glastonbury by the Huffington Post, 2014 also saw Blackbeard's Tea Party make a huge impact at festivals as diverse as Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Costa Del Folk in Spain, and the Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo. With this growing reputation, it's hardly a surprise that they are one of the most in-demand bands on the folk circuit. Now Blackbeard's Tea Party bring their brand of gutsy folk rock toThe Water Rats Theatre for the first time with their brand of gutsy folk rock. Traditional songs and folk tunes are given a heavy rock edge with playful arrangements and driving dance rhythms. This is all mixed up in an engaging, high-octane stage show that frequently leaves audiences cheering for more.

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Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin - Essex Libraries Plugged & Unplugged

on Sun, 18 Jun 2017 at Loughton Library 6:45pm

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin take to the road in June for a very special run of shows: The Libraries Tour 2017. Whilst thinking about unusual places to play, it struck them that every town in the country has a purpose built community space, perfect for bringing people together - the library. Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin take to the road in June for a very special run of shows: The Libraries Tour 2017. Come and celebrate our wonderful libraries with songs and stories - "A library outranks any other thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert" - Andrew Carnegie Press quotes: "Virtuosity, intensity, and charisma... Subtle, atmospheric, bravely original" - The Guardian "One of the best duos on the planet" - Mike Harding "Quite brilliant" - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio Two

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Sally Ironmonger & Brian Carter At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 18 Jun 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Sally and Brian are familiar faces around the folk clubs and festivals. A superb songwriter with a voice that doesn't back down, along with fine guitar backing. A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You may still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Adam Beattie

on Sun, 18 Jun 2017 at London The Lexington 8:00pm

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Adam Beattie

on Sun, 18 Jun 2017 at London The Lexington 8:00pm

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The Dermot Mcneill Trio

on Sun, 18 Jun 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 Browne - Sax Christian Miller - Guitar Dermot McNeill - Bass A recent graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, Dermot has put together assembled the trio to realise his original compositions. Joe Browne, a graduate of the legendary Berklee College of Music in Boston, brings an intensity to the trio with his extended, powerful playing and broad spectrum of musical vocabulary and powerful dynamics. Christian Miller ,no stranger to the Green Note brings both his own material to the trio and an array of subtle harmonic colour and effects. Together this trio is will present a set of original compositions exploring a wide musical palette ranging from swinging and uplifting jazz to mysterious soundscapes and post rock influences. Hope to see you there!

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The John Langan Band

on Sun, 18 Jun 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.... JOHN LANGAN and master fiddler ALASTAIR CAPLIN (from the John Langan Band) with a rare duo gig at the Green Note. Known for raucous abandon, trio The Langan Band were award winners at the world-renowned Celtic Connections festival. Tonight will see something different from Langan & Caplin, they'll be playing a collection of traditional folk songs dear to their heart, honed at the many festival campfires and after shows over the years. Expect superb musicianship and a wonderful collection of songs, everything from Scottish and Irish to South American folk, delivered by one of the most unforgettable folk voices in Britain today. 'astonishing...boundlessly inventive' ★★★★ R2 Magazine 'exquisite, passionate playing' The Scotsman 'extraordinary' The Times --------------------------------------------- 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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Annie Dearborn, Vic Gammon And Steve Harrison

on Sun, 18 Jun 2017 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

English traditional ballads and tunes with squeezeboxes, banjo and harmonica. Second visit and a welcome return.

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Anna Macdonald

on Mon, 19 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Anna MacDonald sings Gaelic songs from her new folk album in a voice so lovely it could silence the birds of Barra" - The Glasgow Herald Anna MacDonald is a multi-instrumentalist singer and songwriter whose celtic roots shine through her songs whether sung in Scots, English or Gaelic. She naturally understands her musical heritage and this is beautifully reflected in her voice and music. Anna plays a set with original music complimented with Gaelic songs, traditional and not so traditional folk songs played on either guitar or Clarsach.

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Flora Curzon & Francesca Ter-berg

on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This new collaboration between virtuoso violinist Flora Curzon and folk/experimental cellist Francesca Ter-Berg combines aspects of traditional string music from Eastern Europe with original compositions and experimental electronics. Having performed with Talvin Singh, Sam Lee, Hejira, Floating Points, Jocelyn Pook, Dunajska Kapelye and the London Klezmer Quartet, this new project brings Fran and Flora's shared love of Klezmer, Transylvanian music, melodic lyricism, groove and improvisation together. Influenced by Klezmer and other Eastern European folk and gypsy music, Fran and Flora combine these traditions with their own unique arrangement style to create a sound that is both timeless and contemporary.

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Featuring Laurence Jones

on Tue, 20 Jun 2017 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

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Crh Music Presents Jonathan Byrd And The Pickup Cowboy

on Tue, 20 Jun 2017 at Bristol The Golden Lion 7:30pm

Hailed as one of the best contemporary American songwriters, Jonathan Byrd's wry observations and cutting edge commentaries on modern life have seen him compared to the likes of John Prine and Guy Clark. With sensitive lyricism and humorous insight his songs tell thoughtful and often complex stories with revealing imagery. Jonathan Byrd swings from the roots of American music...he shares the often-missed, always poignant tales of the small people that make this world such a big place. Grayson Currin, The Independent A folk singer with the heart of a rock 'n' roll band. K. Oliver, Free Times

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Erin Rae & The Meanwhiles

on Tue, 20 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Growing up in Jackson, Tennessee, Erin Rae got an early introduction to folk music at home. Her mom and dad were both part-time musicians, playing their own brand of American roots music at churches, county fairs and coffee shops in west Tennessee. Starting as early as five years old, she would join them for a song or two. Two decades later, she's still spending her time onstage this time as the main act. Erin and company released her full-length debut, Soon Enough, independently in the US in September 2015, receiving glowing support from long-time tastemakers at NPR music (All Songs Considered + year's end Songs We Love list), Rolling Stone, The Fader, and more. The success of her independent release in the US lead Clubhouse Records UK to pick up and release Soon Enough across the pond in June 2016. With continued support from NPR, BBC, countless music bloggers, and support from fellows in the Nashville community like Margo Price, what might have been a blip on the indie radar has proved to be a career-shaping record with life left in it, even a year later. With her first UK tour under her belt, and another single released last fall (Playing Old Games feat. Pete Lindberg), Erin Rae is kicking off 2017 in a big way. She recently partnered with The Refuge Foundation for the Arts in Appleton, Wisconsin (Cory Chisel + Adriel Denae), to make her second full-length LP. Recorded at the Refuge, a beautiful, historic Franciscan monastery-turned-creative space on Wisconsin's Fox River, the record is set to be released in the Fall of 2017, continuing the tradition of songwriting by Erin Rae that is deeply personal, and universally relatable. With a voice that swoons and soothes, Erin Rae makes smooth-edged music for Sunday afternoons. Rolling Stone, 25 Must-See Americana Acts, 2015

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Charlie Dore

on Wed, 21 Jun 2017 at Epping St. John the Baptist Church 7:00pm

Best known as one of the UK's most respected songwriters, Charlie's own music, however, reflects her roots-acoustic background and is best described as eclectic, contemporary folk. She enjoys a multi-faceted career that has included acting in film, TV & radio, writing for radio and composition for film & BBCTV and comedy improvisation. Her songs have won two Ascap awards, an Ivor Novello nomination, both the Overall Grand and the Folk Prize from the International Acoustic Music Awards and Best Album Lyrics from the Indy Acoustic Project for her album Cheapskate Lullabyes. She is one of a handful of UK writers to have success across many genres, defined by the range of artists to have covered her songs, including George Harrison, Tina Turner, Celine Dion, Lisa Stansfield, Paul Carrack, Ricky Ross and Jimmy Nail for whom she co-wrote the UK No 1 Ain't No Doubt. Tickets are already selling for this event to loyal fans.

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Carousel Ensemble

on Wed, 21 Jun 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Founded by its composer and pianist Yuval Havkin, Carousel Ensemble blends world, jazz and electronic world music, and features top saxophonist Bob Sydor (Bjork, Elton John, Paul McCartney and many more).

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Jonathan Byrd & Pick Up Cowboy

on Wed, 21 Jun 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. -------- Jonathan Byrd and Pick Up Cowboy JONATHAN BYRD is one of the top 50 songwriters of the last 50 years, says Rich Warren of WFMT in the Chicago Tribune. Scott Alarik of the Boston Globe says, This rootsy North Carolinian may be the most buzzed-about new songwriter in folkdom. He displays John Prine's gift for stark little songs that tell big, complex stories, Guy Clark's lean melodicism, Lyle Lovett's wry mischief, and Bill Morrissey's knack for the revealing image. Byrd grew up singing in the Southern Baptist church, where his father preached and his mother played piano. After four years in the Navy, he returned to home to play in rock bands. It was at an old-time fiddle festival in the mountains of southwest Virginia where his writing began to change. Assimilating the sounds of southern traditional music, Byrd wrote new songs in an ancient style. After 10 years as a full-time touring songwriter and 7 acclaimed albums, it seems this native of Cackalacky is getting the attention he deserves. After the positive reaction to his last years tour Jonathan is back in June with his Pickup Cowboy Johnny Waken and it is not to be missed. ------------------------------------------------------------------ MY GIRL THE RIVER are Louisiana born and bred Kris Wilkinson and her husband songwriter Joe Hughes. After very successful support dates with Laura Cantrell, Jonathan Byrd, Cale Tyson and the exquisite Suzanne Vega (to sold out theatres) My Girl The River is looking forward to taking their music out to small, intimate venues. A very personal and engaging experience, Kris has said that the recent response during their Suzanne Vega tour was 'overwhelming'. Told more than once they were 'the best support we have seen with Suzanne who has impeccable taste in support artists', they are excited to share more of their debut album with an audience who loves a great song, a great voice and being drawn in by a memorable show.

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Cocos Lovers - 'summer Of Love' - Live At The Lighthouse

on Wed, 21 Jun 2017 at Walmer The Lighthouse 7:00pm

In 1967, nearly 100,000 free-spirited adventurers congregated in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood in San Francisco, USA to join a cultural revolution that created some of the era's most memorable music, art, fashion and literature. Wearing flowers in their hair, people danced through the streets, promoting peace in a war-ravaged world. Their legacy remains, and five decades later Cocos Lovers will pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love with a live performance at the lighthouse. www.cocoslovers.com

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Darlingside

on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 at Nottingham Maze 8:00pm

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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Midnight Skyracer

on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

I have always been a fan of the Carrivick Sisters so was pleased to see they have now formed a five piece band. I am delighted that they will be playing the Musician. Midnight Skyracer are a brand new all-female 5 piece bluegrass band playing hard driving traditional and modern classics and lesser known songs. Featuring an all-star lineup of some of the UK's top instrumentalists and singers, the band takes inspiration from the likes of other great female artists such as Rhonda Vincent and Alison Krauss.

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Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes

on Thu, 22 Jun 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- After two consecutive upstart albums sweeping the country/Americana charts and awards in their native Australia, Lachlan Bryan and the Wildes have begun branching out of the Southern Hemisphere to the American South, with residencies in Austin, New Orleans and Nashville. For their first tour ever to the UK, they'll be performing as a stripped-down, no nonsense, roots music trio. Their repertoire is comprised of original songs revealing their Australian roots and collaboration with colleagues such as Bill and Casey Chambers, as well as their love affair with the American South.

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Aynsley Lister, Solo.

on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Kate Young And Raphaël Decoster

on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 at Leicester The Globe Pub 7:30pm

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.

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Kate Young And Raphaël Decoster

on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 at Leicester The Globe Pub 7:30pm

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.

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Robin Elliott

on Thu, 22 Jun 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.... Robin Elliott + Jack Harris Northern singer-songwriter Robin Elliott's gruff, dry sense of humour and a voice like brushed smoke underpin a keen ear for the observational and a finely honed songwriting craft. A key player in the London folk scene, Elliot's songs have neen performed buy Radio 2 Folk Award winner Ben Walker, Samantha Whates and Sophie Jamieson amongst others, and his work has featured in the feature film A Very British Gangster and on Channel 4's much respected Cutting Edge series. Tonight sees the launch of his new EP'At Sunset'. 'Rooted in a narrative tradition, it's a pleasure to listen to'. Folk Radio UK http://www.robinelliottmusic.co.uk JACK HARRIS' songs take a compassionate look at things both common and uncommon, and see them differently. They are literate, curious, often in character, and always intriguing. His latest album, 'The Wide Afternoon', produced by UK folk giant Gerry Diver Gerry Diver (Sam Lee, Lisa Knapp, Tom Robinson), was released in November 2017 to universal press acclaim. 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. 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 http://jackharrismusic.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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Cloudstreet

on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

The exuberant Australian trio of John Thompson, Nicole Murray and Emma Nixon will entertain us right royally with clever vocal harmonies, well-chosen songs (traditional, modern & self-penned) and skilled accompaniments on guitar, concertina, flute and fiddle. Sadly, this must be their final UK tour, so catch them while you can.

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Cloudstreet

on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

The exuberant Australian trio of John Thompson, Nicole Murray and Emma Nixon will entertain us right royally with clever vocal harmonies, well-chosen songs (traditional, modern & self-penned) and skilled accompaniments on guitar, concertina, flute and fiddle. Sadly, this must be their final UK tour, so catch them while you can.

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Harp And A Monkey

on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30 pm for an 8 pm start

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Chantel Mcgregor

on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

Solid Entertainments present CHANTEL McGREGOR The Blues came calling first, but rock and roll was always waiting around the corner. When Chantel was eight years old, she was the youngest person in the UK to pass a Rock school exam. At 12, she was jamming in her native Bradford and evolving into a gifted musician. A female guitar prodigy, at fourteen Chantel was told by major labels that she had a "great voice, but girls don't play guitar like that!" Wisely ignoring the comments, she enrolled at the Leeds College of Music and became the first student in the college's history, to achieve a 100% pass mark, with 18 distinctions. Chantel left with a First Class Honours degree in Popular Music and a coveted prize, for outstanding musicianship. In previous years, Chantel stepped out in the pro-musician world and her stunning live performances demonstrated that she had the ability to perform rock blues for the new age, played by a musician born with an effortless virtuosity. Since then, she has built a loyal and growing fan base who follow her every move. When Chantel released her 2011 debut album, Like No Other, one critic said, Chantel McGregor deserves to be held up as a messiah of blues-rock and given her own mountain. She doesn't strum or pick her guitar but almost bends and distorts it, as if she's channelling the ghost of Hendrix through her fingers" When asked about performing on stage, Chantel said; Playing live to great audiences is one of the most wonderful feelings, I feel lucky to be able to do something that I love, see the world and bring happiness to others through my music." If you measure an artist's prospects by the company they keep, then Chantel has been moving in the right direction. Early in her career, Chantel was invited to perform with Joe Bonamassa, on two of his UK tours. In 2011, Chantel's debut album, Like No Other, was produced by Livingstone Brown, whose production credits include Ed Sheeran, Robin Trower, Tina Turner, and Shakira. The end result was a beautifully crafted debut album that showcased Chantel's versatility and talent as a singer-songwriter. On song writing, Chantel says, I really enjoy creating my own songs, it's a fantastic way of being able to say what I wouldn't normally say in everyday life and getting my feelings out, writing for me is very therapeutic" In 2014, Chantel was voted by the British Blues Awards as Guitarist of the Year for the second consecutive year. Winning five awards in the last three years (including Young Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year) in competition with highly regarded peers, is something to be extremely proud of. It was a refreshing change and a justifiable first in the history of the British Blues Awards that a female artist had been voted Guitarist of the Year. Chantel was recently nominated again in the Guitarist of the Year category in 2015's British Blues Awards. In 2014 Chantel began writing and recording her second album Lose Control, this being due for release in October 2015.

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Dale Storr ~ Smokin' Hot New Orleans Blues & Boogie

on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

'One of the UK's leading exponents of New Orleans Piano' British Blues awards finalist 2010-2016 European Blues awards best musical performance finalist 2015 Buxton Fringe Festival best musical performance award 2015 If there is a better New Orleans-style pianist in the UK than the outrageously talented Dale Storr, please point me in his or her direction because he or she must be very, very special....a breathtaking performance which traversed the full musical spectrum of New Orleans - Lionel Ross, Blues in Britain A fantastic piece of work - Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2 ( on Dale's album 'Jammin' with the Wind' ) Dale takes you on an intricate journey through the history of New Orleans Piano. He has continuously been touring the UK as far and wide as Penzance to the Shetland Islands whilst also taking in Belgium, Luxembourg and Amsterdam winning over a legion of fans overwhelmed by his mastery of New Orleans Piano. His performances appeal to New Orleans, Jazz, Blues, Classical, Boogie and Stride aficionados alike. He was absolutely phenomenal - just Dale and a piano and he brought the house down. It's more than just his technical brilliance that makes the show - he's promoting a new solo album and chooses a fantastic set of New Orleans repertoire for this show, with really interesting chats in between songs that show his encyclopaedic knowledge of and passion for the subject. He's nominated in the Best Keyboard Player in the British Blues Awards and I'm not surprised. - Mark Tattersall - Artistic Director Dorchester Corn Exchange A Tour-de-force of Rockin' New Orleans Piano - Blues Matters Magazine Dale is the best New Orleans player I've ever heard - Richard Hawley I've seen Dr.John's shadow David Barard (bass player for Dr.John)

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The Danberrys (start Time At 8pm)

on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Please note - this event starts at 8pm. One of the hottest Americana acts to emerge from the rockier 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 in trio format, they have won awards and nominations for Best Americana Album. Their latest release created a huge amount of excitement, attracting glowing praise from the critics. The sweetest harmonies you ever heard this side of The Everly Brothers R2 magazine

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The Danberrys (start Time At 8pm)

on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Please note - this event starts at 8pm. One of the hottest Americana acts to emerge from the rockier 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 in trio format, they have won awards and nominations for Best Americana Album. Their latest release created a huge amount of excitement, attracting glowing praise from the critics. The sweetest harmonies you ever heard this side of The Everly Brothers R2 magazine

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The Danberrys (start Time At 8pm)

on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Please note - this event starts at 8pm. One of the hottest Americana acts to emerge from the rockier 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 in trio format, they have won 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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Forest Folk And Roots Present Paul Handyside + Support

on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

Paul Handyside was singer songwriter with eighties indie darlings Hurrah! who had releases on Kitchenware and Arista Records. During the nineties he toured and recorded extensively with friend and Kitchenware label mate Martin Stephenson and in 2001 went on to form alt-country group Bronze releasing two albums The Statue in the Stone and A Common Prayer Paul released his debut solo album Future's dream in 2007 "...a rootsy acoustic troubadour with a masterful grasp of his craft MOJO. The second album Wayward son was released in 2013. "...grown up music that touches the heart, the soul and the brain MAVERICK MAGAZINE With his third solo album Tide,Timber and Grain released in 2016, his songwriting developed further to blend elements of folk, americana and pop. For the last album,the recording line up included Paul on vocals, guitar and and harmonium; producer Rob Tickell on weissenborn slide guitar, bass and guitar; Dave Porthouse on melodeon and double bass. "warm honeyed tones and clever songs about, groupies, love, death and redemption. Nothing new there you might say; but Handyside's delivery and the sublime slide playing from his guitarist Rob Tickell take him to a league well above his status as a support act. Think Richard Hawley with more charm!" Check out Paul's website at http://www.paulhandyside.com

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Paul Handyside + Support

on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

Paul Handyside was singer songwriter with eighties indie darlings Hurrah! who had releases on Kitchenware and Arista Records. During the nineties he toured and recorded extensively with friend and Kitchenware label mate Martin Stephenson and in 2001 went on to form alt-country group Bronze releasing two albums The Statue in the Stone and A Common Prayer Paul released his debut solo album Future's dream in 2007 "...a rootsy acoustic troubadour with a masterful grasp of his craft MOJO. The second album Wayward son was released in 2013. "...grown up music that touches the heart, the soul and the brain MAVERICK MAGAZINE With his third solo album Tide,Timber and Grain released in 2016, his songwriting developed further to blend elements of folk, americana and pop. For the last album,the recording line up included Paul on vocals, guitar and and harmonium; producer Rob Tickell on weissenborn slide guitar, bass and guitar; Dave Porthouse on melodeon and double bass. "warm honeyed tones and clever songs about, groupies, love, death and redemption. Nothing new there you might say; but Handyside's delivery and the sublime slide playing from his guitarist Rob Tickell take him to a league well above his status as a support act. Think Richard Hawley with more charm!" Check out Paul's website at http://www.paulhandyside.com

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Jonathan Byrd And The Pickup Cowboy

on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Jonathan Byrd is one of the top 50 songwriters of the last 50 years, says Rich Warren of WFMT in the Chicago Tribune. Scott Alarik of the Boston Globe says: This rootsy North Carolinian may be the most buzzed-about new songwriter in folkdom. He displays John Prine's gift for stark little songs that tell big, complex stories, Guy Clark's lean melodicism, Lyle Lovett's wry mischief, and Bill Morrissey's knack for the revealing image. Byrd grew up singing in the Southern Baptist church, where his father preached and his mother played piano. A Gulf War veteran and after four years in the Navy, he returned to home to play in rock bands. It was at an old-time fiddle festival in the mountains of southwest Virginia where his writing began to change. Assimilating the sounds of southern traditional music, Byrd wrote new songs in an ancient style. After 10 years as a full-time touring songwriter and 7 acclaimed albums, it seems this native of Cackalacky is getting the attention he deserves. After the positive reaction to his last year's tour Jonathan is back in June with his Pickup Cowboy, Johnny Waken and it is not to be missed. Jonathan Byrd swings from the roots of American music...He jumps between gutbucket blues and tender ballads, empathetic work laments and sympathetic character studies...Byrd shares the often-missed, always poignant tales of the small people that make this world such a big place. Grayson Currin, The Independent

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Ewan Bleach

on Fri, 23 Jun 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... Ewan Bleach is a clarinetist, saxophonist, pianist and singer specialising in 1920s and 30s jazz and blues. Ewan runs a couple of regular London jazz nights -the Cakewalk Cafe at Passing Clouds and the Golden Era of Jazz at the Jamboree. He regularly visits New Orleans for inspiration and has toured in France with the renowned New Orleans street band Tuba Skinny. He Currently works as a Clarinetist with several London jazz bands including Man Overboard, The Basin Street Brawlers, The Dakota Jim band and The Old Hat Jazz Band. Ewan has a large repertoire of rare old songs, from artist such as Billie Holiday, Al Bowlly, Bessie Smith and Jimmie Rodgers, from the rough raggy blues songs of the twenties to the rich luscious ballads of the early 40s.

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Kate Young And Raphaël Decoster

on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 at New Mills Town Hall 7:00pm

BBC Radio 2 2017 Folk Award-winning fiddle-singer Kate Young, on a rare UK tour with French accordionist Raphaël Decoster. Plus - from7pm two quality support acts: guitarist Kenny Roberston, followed by singer-songwriter Doug Torr. Doors, bar and support acts 7pm, Kate and Raphael 8pm. Cabaret-style table layout with real ale and wine bar - limited tickets available.

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Flossie Malavialle

on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 at Water Yeat Village Hall 7:30pm

Friday 23rd JUNE 8pm Tickets £10.00 (doors open 7.30pm) Cabaret style seating-bring your own tipples & treats Charity No.222932 (find us off A5084 to Coniston: Sat. Nav. post code LA12 8DJ Flossie sings & plays a wide variety of songs in French, English, Spanish with a touch of humorous Geordie-French banter which gives her performances a certain "je ne sais quoi"... fun and emotion guaranteed! Folk songs to jazz standards, from blues numbers to Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel classics, in any case, her performance appeals to all.

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All The Wild Folk With The Summer Rebellion + The Relatives

on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Gypsy Folk, Freak Song Folk, Gypsy Punk & Folk at Jamboree... Born of the roaring thunder and crashing lightning, The Summer Rebellion recalls the burning flames of yesteryear and heralds the coming storm, when the slaves will open their eyes and see the truth through the failing summer sun. With the cavernous voice of David Koczij and thunderous accordion of Arthur Bacon, The Summer Rebellion arouses strong emotions with their particular brand of wild carnival freak song. Step right up and witness the modern day harbingers of the message, the truth and the dirt beneath the fingernails of our everyday saints. The Relatives, as well as being Hosts of Resonance 104.4 FMs ´The Relatively Good Radio Show', are an ace folk band.

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Yoyo Borobia - Venezuelan Singer/songwriter

on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 at London MostArt Centre 7:30pm

Singer, Songwriter and globetrotter Yoyo Borobia comes accompanied by her cuatro to tell us her stories on a special night. Yoyo Borobia is a clear example of a mixture of influences given by the various places where she lived and travelled. She is from Venezuela to Spanish parents. She later lived in Madrid, Paris and has been living in Brazil since 2011. Yoyo plays the cuatro, a Venezuelan instrument similar to the ukulele. She mixes world and electronic music. Her recent album has been produced by Deeplick from Brazil, he has worked with Shakira, Marisa Monte, Seu Jorge and Corine Bailey Rae among others. Yoyo has been taking her show for the past three months around Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. She has performed in prominent music festivals in Brazil, in 2016 at Glastonbury Festival, Casa da Musica in Portugal and FunkHaus Europa in Cologne in support to artist Emicida, one of most respected hip hop artists in Brazil.

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Sally Barker (of The Voice ) In Concert

on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

www.sallybarker.co.uk The Voice[edit] In January 2014, Barker became a contestant on the BBC One talent contest The Voice, joining Tom Jones' team after a blind audition in which she sang "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood". In the battle round on 1 March she sang "Dear Darlin'" with Talia Smith and was put through by Jones. In the first of the knock-out rounds, on 15 March, she sang "Walk On By" and in the quarter final, on 22 March, Barker was given a fast pass to the semi-final by Jones, after singing "To Love Somebody". In the semi-final, she sang "The Whole of the Moon" and was voted through to the final. Commenting on his tearful reaction to Barker's performance, Jones said: "Sally it's lovely to hear you sing. You move me and that's what happened at auditions. It was so beautiful I couldn't help myself."[5] In the final, on 5 April 2014, Barker sang Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides, Now" and duetted with Tom Jones on "Walking in Memphis". Having escaped elimination she reached the final three and sang "Dear Darlin'" again as her final song, but was a runner up to Jermain Jackman. Later work[edit] In September 2014 Barker announced a British tour between September and December 2014.[6] In 2015 Sally joined the three surviving members of the folk-rock band Fotheringay for six tour dates in the UK and, in 2016, provided backing vocals on a new album by Brooks Williams entitled My Turn Now. She also embarked on a solo tour, which concluded in November 2016. In 2017 Sally will support Fairport Convention on their Win-tour 2017 tour.

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Mosi Conde

on Fri, 23 Jun 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. -------- Spectacular Jawdropping Performance DJ Ritu Mighty Russ Jones Hackney GlobeTrotter Really Lovely Live Session BBCR3 World on 3 One of the UK's finest Guinean Griot Mosi Conde. Recently featured live and interviewed on BBC Radio 3's World on 3, Mosi Conde comes with heavyweight credentials. Born into one of West Africa's core Griot families he began playing the many instruments he is master of from a very young age and has been touring professionally since he was 15, initially throughout Africa and then in Europe. Mory Kante, Diamond Fingers Diabate and Sona Diabate founder of Les Amazones de Guinée are his close relatives and his family members are much in demand as producers and players for the likes of Salif Keita, Alpha Blondy and Ami Koita. Mosi Conde's music is steeped in tradition with a global sonic awareness (©). Whether solo or leading his band, Kaira Kora Afrika, Mosi creates music that excites and delights both aficionados and those new to West African music, his sheer musicality and skill evident throughout. It's music that is both contemplative and compelling to dance to. Mosi Conde is a great communicator sharing deep awareness of his beloved Guinea and a strong affinity for London through his fabulous compositions and performances. He has played Royal Festival Hall, QEH, Albert Hall, and many major festivals including WOMAD, Secret Garden, Shambala and has toured as part of In Place of War with Young Fathers and Sandy Shaw , as well as being part of Africa Express and the PRS New Music Biennale. Mosi Conde's debut album Kaira Kora Afrika secured glowing reviews and wide airplay on mainstream and alternative media alike. His follow up is eagerly awaited. For tonight's show Mosi Conde will play an extended solo set revealing new compositions and revisiting favourites which he will expand further with his superb band as well. The range of instruments Mosi Conde plays is astounding: He is well known for his mellifluous voice, creative and sparkling Kora and lightening force intuitive Djembe. To this solid foundation he adds Bolon Bata a goatskin covered calabash which in his expert hands more than equals major double bass players, Donso Ngoni (round - bass), Kamelon Ngoni (the griot's bass), Balafon (as vibrant as any Vibes or Xylophone), Guitar, Gongoma (large calabash thumb piano) and many many traditional percussion instruments. A living contemporary archive! The second set sees Mosi's music further amplified by his group of brilliant fellow musicians. Mosi Conde live and direct promises an uplifting and amazing evening. Essential ...be sure to book your tickets early!

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Bob Fox @ Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards 7:30pm

A very welcome return to the holder of one of the finest voices around! Bob has been a professional singer and musician since the mid-1970s, working initially in duos with the likes of Tom McConville and Stu Luckley. As a solo performers, he continued to work around the folk scene and toured both at home and abroad. He started the new century with an appearance as a 'special guest' at Fairport Convention's Cropredy Festival, which started an almost meteoric rise in recognition in the wider music world, and continued with tours across the pond in America and Canada, and down below in Australia and New Zealan, as well as Eirope. Over the years, he has several times been nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, but never quite got there but who can tell why one person gets it rather than another? In 2006 he was invited to join an elite group of singers, writers and musicians to record six new Radio Ballads commissioned by the BBC, which received great acclaim. For several years now, Bob has held the role of 'Songman' in the stage production of 'WarHorse', both in the West End and on tour. In breaks between performances, he has been doing solo gigs, in a duo with Billy Mitchell of Lindisfarne, and working with Benny Graham, Jez Lowe and Billy Mitchell as The Pitmen Poets, recently at The Plough, Torrington, drawing on the rich traditions of songwriting in their native North East of England. With such a long musical career, it seems unlikely to be ending any time soon, and solo gigs are relatively few and far between, so don't miss this opportunity of seeing him in the intimate surroundings of Shammick Acoustic!

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Royal Traditions - Kate Young & Raphaël Decoster

on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7:00pm

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

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The Willows

on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

The Willows are a folk roots family band from Cambridge. Fronted by the breathtaking voice of Jade Rhiannon, supported by rich vocal harmonies and sensitive acoustic musicianship the band draw inspiration from the Americana and British folk traditions in equal quantity. Debut album 'Beneath Our Humble Soil was championed by the likes of Mike Harding and Bob Harris.  Their second album Amidst Fiery Skies received a 5 star review by the Telegraph. First seen by one of the ACE Space volunteers at the 2014 Shrewsbury Folk Festival they were scheduled to play ACE Space in October 2015 but that whole tour had to be rescheduled.  The rescheduled gig for April 2016 turned out to be the first gig the band had to cancel due to illness.  So, at last we are able to introduce Newbury to the wonderful music of The Willows hey will prove they were worth waiting for. Those ACE Spacers sufficiently old (er, mature) may well experience the same tingle they experienced when first listening to early Fairport Convention (i.e. before Liege and Lief).

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The Willows

on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

The Willows are a folk roots family band from Cambridge. Fronted by the breathtaking voice of Jade Rhiannon, supported by rich vocal harmonies and sensitive acoustic musicianship the band draw inspiration from the Americana and British folk traditions in equal quantity. Debut album 'Beneath Our Humble Soil was championed by the likes of Mike Harding and Bob Harris.  Their second album Amidst Fiery Skies received a 5 star review by the Telegraph. First seen by one of the ACE Space volunteers at the 2014 Shrewsbury Folk Festival they were scheduled to play ACE Space in October 2015 but that whole tour had to be rescheduled.  The rescheduled gig for April 2016 turned out to be the first gig the band had to cancel due to illness.  So, at last we are able to introduce Newbury to the wonderful music of The Willows hey will prove they were worth waiting for. Those ACE Spacers sufficiently old (er, mature) may well experience the same tingle they experienced when first listening to early Fairport Convention (i.e. before Liege and Lief).

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Martha Tilston Live, Acoustic Haven At The Hillyfield

on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at Harbourneford The Hillyfield 3:00pm

'A Mid-Summer Dream' with Martha Tilston at The Hillyfield on Dartmoor, Devon. Plus Kiera Osment, Rob Carney, Voices of Freedom & More. A Family Friendly and beautifully intimate gig. Just 2minutes from the A38. 3pm til 11pm. Live music... Plus Story-telling, face-painting, games, and a Silent Disco with 99% Funky, and cafe / bar. Martha Tilston live at 8pm. Support from Kiera Osment, Rob Carney, Voices of Freedom and other excellent artists. Please Lift-share & highly recommended to buy tickets in advance. TICKET PRICES Early Bird Price - only £15 or £10 until 21st April 2017 Then £20 / £15 from April 21st Children under 7 years old FREE Children under 16yrs £5 (pay on arrival).

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Martha Tilston Live, Acoustic Haven At The Hillyfield

on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at Harbourneford The Hillyfield 3:00pm

'A Mid-Summer Dream' with Martha Tilston at The Hillyfield on Dartmoor, Devon. Plus Kiera Osment, Rob Carney, Voices of Freedom & More. A Family Friendly and beautifully intimate gig. Just 2minutes from the A38. 3pm til 11pm. Live music... Plus Story-telling, face-painting, games, and a Silent Disco with 99% Funky, and cafe / bar. Martha Tilston live at 8pm. Support from Kiera Osment, Rob Carney, Voices of Freedom and other excellent artists. Please Lift-share & highly recommended to buy tickets in advance. TICKET PRICES Early Bird Price - only £15 or £10 until 21st April 2017 Then £20 / £15 from April 21st Children under 7 years old FREE Children under 16yrs £5 (pay on arrival).

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The Hot Rock Pilgrims

on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at Ashington, Manor Buildings Barn 6:00pm

The Hot Rock Pilgrims are an old-time/bluegrass supergroup featuring some of the most exciting young pickers in the South East of England. Dan Edwards is well known for his superb guitar and clawhammer work with bands such as The So Last Century String Band, Solid Gone, Amy Harrison & The Second Hand String Band and most recently with Ben Paley's Long Hill Ramblers. Hubert, Bruno and Sam have been making waves in England and Ireland with acclaimed Bluegrass/Irish fusion band Lands End. And they're newly appointed old time fiddle Wiz kid Kieran Towers (Winner of the Foatmad fiddle contest) has performed with the Likes of Bruce Molsky, Brittany Haas and Rayna Gellert. Together they will take you on a high-energy pilgrimage of Appalachian music and its descendants". The evening will also feature the dynamic Brighton based Appalachian dance team Crooked Moon who will display their high energy traditional clog dance skills before the show and during the interval. This promises to be a really fun evening - bring a party - picnic in the garden while watching the dancers - doors open from 6.00pm - music from 8.00pm until approx 10.30 with a 40 minute interval for more dancing! Y'all come now! https://www.facebook.com/MusicatBuildings/

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Folk In The Field 2017

on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at Shiptonthorpe Playing Fields 5:00pm

Open air folk festival featuring top Yorkshire artists including Jack Patchett, The Bramble Napskins, The Nick Rooke Band and Flossie Malavialle.

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Folk In The Field 2017

on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at Shiptonthorpe Playing Fields 5:00pm

Open air folk festival featuring top Yorkshire artists including Jack Patchett, The Bramble Napskins, The Nick Rooke Band and Flossie Malavialle.

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The Rumblestrutters

on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

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

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Cancer Charity Benefit Concert

on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at Biddulph Arms 2:00pm

An all-day event supporting the Douglas MacMillan Cancer Charity in memory of and tribute to Craig Beverley of Elvis Fontenot and Jolly Jock. Bands confirmed include - Elvis Fontenot, Nixon Tate and the Honey Club, The King's Pistol, Tin Chapel, Dawson Dean and Wilcox Hulse. More bands to be announced. The ticket entitles the holder to attend the upstairs gigs. There will be free downstairs gigs at the venue too.

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Billy Lee & The Swamp Critters

on Sat, 24 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- a Cajun Fiddle, a Zydeco Accordion, a Louisiana Rubboard, and a Tenacious Texas Troubadour- ­Billy Lee­- come together to bring you some foot stomping crawfish boogie! Get ready for a gumbo of sounds straight from the bayou country of South East Texas and Louisiana-where Billy was raised. While one of the most creative bands rising on the scene today, they still maintain the traditions of the region, and that's what the Gulf Coast Sound is all about! Rare London appearance from this lively and authentic band - not to be missed!

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How To Play For Bal Folk With Kate Young & Raphaël Decoster

on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at Sheffield Dungworth Village Hall 11:00am

How to play for Bal Folk with Raphaël Decoster and Kate Young Saturday 24 June, 11.30am - 3.30pm This workshop will explore different ways to play bal folk music, based on the dance structures and rhythm. In order to understand the dance rules and to be able to cross them while keeping the dancer happy, we will learn traditional and contemporary tunes and play them through different interpretation. 11.30am - 1pm: Arms playing and legs dancing In order to understand what makes a good dancing tune, we need to dance it, play it, and then try both at the same time. We will experiment with different melodies and different dances (anterdro, Scottish, mazurka) and get different body movements and feelings connected to the music. LUNCH 2pm - 3:30pm: Freedom and boundaries - rules of the game In this second part, we will explore different rhythms and play around with them. We will escape from the rules, exploring the freedoms in the dance and the music and then come back to the right steps. We will think about the progression of a bal in terms of energy and dance (collective, couple, fast, slow). Come dressed appropriately for movement. All instrument welcome (repertoire will be based on C/G melodeon tunes) Raphaël Decoster Self-taught musician, Raphaël started playing the accordion in 2006, discovering at the same time folk music and dance. Since that he started a long trip from bal to bal, meeting a lot of musicians and creating differents folk projects. Together artist and musician, he likes to link music and visual art, using drawing and video. His compositions are stories that change depending of the time and place, and which reveal some pictures without showing the whole painting. With dance as a motor, this original vision of folk music is still inspired by tradition but leaves some space for the unexpected. He currently plays in french bands Zlabya and Peut-être Jeanne, and with the Scottish fiddle player and singer Kate Young.

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How To Play For Bal Folk With Kate Young & Raphaël Decoster

on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at Sheffield Dungworth Village Hall 9:30am

How to play for Bal Folk with Raphaël Decoster and Kate Young Saturday 24 June, 11.30am - 3.30pm This workshop will explore different ways to play bal folk music, based on the dance structures and rhythm. In order to understand the dance rules and to be able to cross them while keeping the dancer happy, we will learn traditional and contemporary tunes and play them through different interpretation. 11.30am - 1pm: Arms playing and legs dancing In order to understand what makes a good dancing tune, we need to dance it, play it, and then try both at the same time. We will experiment with different melodies and different dances (anterdro, Scottish, mazurka) and get different body movements and feelings connected to the music. LUNCH 2pm - 3:30pm: Freedom and boundaries - rules of the game In this second part, we will explore different rhythms and play around with them. We will escape from the rules, exploring the freedoms in the dance and the music and then come back to the right steps. We will think about the progression of a bal in terms of energy and dance (collective, couple, fast, slow). Come dressed appropriately for movement. All instrument welcome (repertoire will be based on C/G melodeon tunes) Raphaël Decoster Self-taught musician, Raphaël started playing the accordion in 2006, discovering at the same time folk music and dance. Since that he started a long trip from bal to bal, meeting a lot of musicians and creating differents folk projects. Together artist and musician, he likes to link music and visual art, using drawing and video. His compositions are stories that change depending of the time and place, and which reveal some pictures without showing the whole painting. With dance as a motor, this original vision of folk music is still inspired by tradition but leaves some space for the unexpected. He currently plays in french bands Zlabya and Peut-être Jeanne, and with the Scottish fiddle player and singer Kate Young.

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Cloudstreet

on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at Sheffield Shakespeare's Pub 7:30pm

Bringing fresh life to the best of the tradition, Nicole Murray, John Thompson and Emma Nixon have carved themselves a niche internationally as outstanding performers of acoustic folk music. With vocal harmonies reminiscent of Steeleye Span and the Seekers, powerful arrangements of Australian classics and a repertoire that spans the Anglo-Celtic world, cloudstreet's exciting performances entertain and delight. They deliver a powerful and moving musical experience, based on entrancing musicality, stunning use of vocal harmony and above all, a compelling sense of fun. 8 albums, 9 international tours and an enthusiastic following around the globe, cloudstreet will sing and play their way into your heart. Come and fly the cloudstreet!

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Cloudstreet

on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at Sheffield Shakespeare's Pub 7:30pm

Bringing fresh life to the best of the tradition, Nicole Murray, John Thompson and Emma Nixon have carved themselves a niche internationally as outstanding performers of acoustic folk music. With vocal harmonies reminiscent of Steeleye Span and the Seekers, powerful arrangements of Australian classics and a repertoire that spans the Anglo-Celtic world, cloudstreet's exciting performances entertain and delight. They deliver a powerful and moving musical experience, based on entrancing musicality, stunning use of vocal harmony and above all, a compelling sense of fun. 8 albums, 9 international tours and an enthusiastic following around the globe, cloudstreet will sing and play their way into your heart. Come and fly the cloudstreet!

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'voodoo Kitchen' At The Chichester Inn

on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at Chichester The Chichester Inn 8:30pm

'Blues with a Country Soul' Voodoo Kitchen play their favorite venue in Chichester. Bringing a mix of Country Blues Gospel and Cajun. Some songs you will know others will be new and original. So come along and enjoy! Doctor Bob Brookes / Vocals and harmonica The Professor David Minns / Acoustic guitar and Vocals Trevor Grant /Acoustic guitar and Vocals Mike Piggott / Fiddle and mandolin Expect guests and Expect the unusual!

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Helter Skelter With The Balkan Wanderers + More Is More

on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Balkan, Gypsy and Klezmer at Jamboree... The Balkan Wanderers are a Balkan-inspired gypsy-ska-punk band based in Oxford. Consisting of singer Antica Culina (from Croatia), Stuart Wigby on guitar/vocals, Clare Heaviside on clarinet, Marc Witte (from Germany) on bass, and Emma Coombs on drums, they play original East (European)-meets-West songs, often containing a mixture of English and Croatian styles and lyrics, taking inspiration from traditional Balkan, Gypsy and Klezmer music as well as the contemporary punk-ska scene. Info on the mysterious More Is More to follow.

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Tim Edey's Kentish Summer Concerts Series - Tenterden

on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at Tenterden The Tenterden Club 7:30pm

BBC musician of the year! Described in The Guardian as "off the scale!" Utterly fantastic. Sheer, wonderful ebullient music Mike Harding Guitarist extreme, accordion master and fine singer entertains with his brand new series "Kentish summer concert series".. a unique night of world class music, song & entertainment presented by patron of Broadstairs folk week and folk/acoustic superstar Tim Edey with special guests. (Special guests at advertised concerts) Any music lover will enjoy this concert! Doors 7.30pm - 8pm start - 2x 45 min sets with interval http://www.thetenterdenclub.co.uk

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Celebrate Summer Solstice With Don Kipper!

on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at London St Ethelburga's, Bishopsgate 7:30pm

Sure to send shivers down your spine Songlines Don Kipper are a multi award-winning 7-piece ensemble playing and transforming a wide range of traditional musical forms reflecting the cultural diversity of North East London, from Turkish and Greek Folk Musics to Romani music and Klezmer. They guide the audience on a musical journey through Europe and take your feet on a frantic jaunt around the dance floor! Check them out on BBC Radio World on 3! http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03rmr4c The band root themselves deeply in the traditions that surround us but also explore radical interpretations and taut arrangements full of complex harmonies, rhythms and imaginative improvisation. They have played UK and European festivals, and venues such as King's Place, The Southbank Centre and Rich Mix in London, and are acclaimed for high octane shows that will make your feet think and your brain dance! Since 2013, they have released their First and Second albums, been featured on BBC Introducing and the BBC World Service, played two European Tours, and won the titles of both the Moshe Beregovski Award for best Klezmer Newcomers and World Music Network's Battle of the Bands. If you like the Amsterdam Klezmer Band, Taraf De Haïdouks, or Balkan Beat Box you'll love Don Kipper! So tight it sounds like one divine entity is playing the band Max Reinhardt, Late Junction - BBC Radio 3 Unbridled musical passion & virtuosic mastery DJ Ritu, A World in London - Resonance FM Doors open at 7:30 pm Food and drink will be available for sale on the night. Concession tickets are available for students and seniors on the door. Please bring ID and arrive early to reserve a place.

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Crh Music Presents Darlingside

on Sun, 25 Jun 2017 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:30pm

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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Simply Dylan

on Sun, 25 Jun 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

No frills, no gimmicks, no pretence Simply Dylan is John O'Connell's personal exploration and celebration of the rich and diverse work of Bob Dylan. John O'Connell, a rare talent who has had his name indelibly written in to the tapestry of Liverpool's music scene, has collaborated with other highly reputable musicians from the city to form his Dylan Band. It is their precise playing and high energy renditions of Dylan's work from the 1970s onwards which has gathered momentum and generated incredible interest. From a modest project recognising Dylan's 70th Birthday in 2011 Simply Dylan has gone from selling out the Cavern Club 7 times, to receiving fantastic reviews from the Spanish Press, to impressing Dylan fans from across the UK on their Tours with SJM Concerts. No ordinary interpretation, this is a remarkable and exceptional project which promises to delight Dylan fans young and old and to ignite a new wave of passion for one of the world's most prodigious songwriters.

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Maddisons Thread

on Sun, 25 Jun 2017 at Durham Empty Shop HQ 4:30pm

With two critically acclaimed albums under their collective belt Maddisons Thread are making their presence felt on the live circuit so we are very proud to welcome them to Empty Shop HQ. 2017 started brilliantly for the band with two sold out nights for the launch of Sixty Minutes an Hour, a sold out show at London's prestigious Green Note venue followed in April and an October date at the renowned Rothbury Roots beckons. As if that wasn't enough, in February BBC 4 screened the documentary Life of a Mountain: Blencathra which was atmospherically sound tracked by Maddisons Thread, as a result there was airplay on BBC 6 music's Radcliffe and Maconie show; then Maddison's provocative dig at the music business 'Charlatans and Blagger's' was given a track of the week slot on BBC Tees. Not bad at all for a totally independent musician. 'An utter musical triumph.Lee Maddison and his fellow musicians deliver a welcome antidote to the trials and tribulations that we deal with on a day to day basis. Believe me, if you get a chance to see him play live then do anything you can to get there, even if it means selling your children, he really is that good!'- ProgRadar. 'There really is a lot to admire in Sixty Minutes an Hour. This is well crafted music, performed wonderfully by all involved, and is well worth a listen.' FATEA 'Lee Maddison's bluesy acoustic guitar, and his hushed growl of a voice, both occasionally recall early John Martyn'. - folking.com 'Lee Maddison weaves one of the most beautiful tapestries imaginable'. Maverick 'The find of the festival.' Beverley Folk Festival 2016

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Stevieray Latham

on Sun, 25 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- StevieRay Latham grew up surfing in the South West before moving to London to study Fine Art in 2011 where he first started performing live in folk clubs across the city. He graduated in 2014 and released his debut album 'Modern Attitudes' on At The Helm Records in 2015 whilst touring the UK & Italy. Sophomore LP 'Winter in London' followed in 2016 and Latham also collaborated with visual artist Laura Porter on a video and sound installation of the same name.

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Jeni Hankins

on Sun, 25 Jun 2017 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Jeni Hankins became an instant TwickFolk favourite after her first appearance with Billy Kemp in 2013. This year sees a new chapter in her career and a return to the Cabbage Patch. Jeni grew up in the coalfields of Appalachian in Southwest Virginia among a family of miners, moonshiners, and journalists. Her writing pulls the grit, gumption, and keen sense of observation out of that heritage like drawing water from her grandmother's well. A songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and flatfoot dancer, Jeni is best known for the sound of the born-in-the bone twang of her voice and her true tales of mountain life. For the last ten years, Jeni has toured as part of the critically acclaimed duo Jeni & Billy, spending nine months of every year on the road. This year sees the pair both emerging with solo projects. Informed by seven years of touring in Great Britain, Jeni's new collection of songs makes a love letter to the home of her ancestors and to her father who passed away in 2016. In her new songs, Jeni crosses oceans and continents to scatter her father's ashes. In every song, Jeni's true sense of place shines through old as the hills, but brand new at the same time.

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Jeni Hankins

on Sun, 25 Jun 2017 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Jeni Hankins became an instant TwickFolk favourite after her first appearance with Billy Kemp in 2013. This year sees a new chapter in her career and a return to the Cabbage Patch. Jeni grew up in the coalfields of Appalachian in Southwest Virginia among a family of miners, moonshiners, and journalists. Her writing pulls the grit, gumption, and keen sense of observation out of that heritage like drawing water from her grandmother's well. A songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and flatfoot dancer, Jeni is best known for the sound of the born-in-the bone twang of her voice and her true tales of mountain life. For the last ten years, Jeni has toured as part of the critically acclaimed duo Jeni & Billy, spending nine months of every year on the road. This year sees the pair both emerging with solo projects. Informed by seven years of touring in Great Britain, Jeni's new collection of songs makes a love letter to the home of her ancestors and to her father who passed away in 2016. In her new songs, Jeni crosses oceans and continents to scatter her father's ashes. In every song, Jeni's true sense of place shines through old as the hills, but brand new at the same time.

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The Coalminers - Upstairs At Ronnies Scotts Bar

on Sun, 25 Jun 2017 at London Ronnie Scott's 6:30pm

With their dedication to what they like to refer to as Swamp Soul this brilliant 6 piece Americana band, with their unique mixture of New Orleans Groove and Funk, bring the rhythm and soul of the deep south (that's Louisiana, not Brighton...) alive. As well as a Jazz/Groove/Blues rhythm section second to none the band also features not one but two fantastic singers in Arthur Lea and Sumudu. And as well as all of that they are both also highly respected band leaders and recording artists in their own right. And the rest of the band is equally as impressive. Drummer Pat Levett includes work with Ian Shaw, The Puppini Sisters and the Ronnie Scott's All Stars, saxophonist Ben Somers has worked with Dr John, Seal and Taylor Swift, guitarist Rob Updegraff has recently been performing and recording with Sony artist Alani and can be heard on Jamie Cullum's latest album alongside Gregory Porter and Laura Mvula, and bass player Spencer Brown has performed with the likes of Andy Sheppard, Alan Barnes, Rebecca Ferguson and indie star Carl Barat. If their last gig here is anything to go by this highly impressive line-up are guaranteed to raise the roof. Highly recommended. "From time to time I stumble on a band that totally blows me away...The sound they have put down is perfect" Craig Charles - BBC Radio 2; "Sumudu...is quite simply an outstanding talent....a voice like honey"BBC

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Bob Fox

on Mon, 26 Jun 2017 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

Bob Fox, Songman from War Horse, member of the Pitman Poets, a key performer of The Radio Ballads, cornerstone of the folk circuit and festivals since the 1970's. This man is fast becoming a living legend. Bob is one of the finest singers and guitarists you will ever hear, his songs and stories, whilst centred on the North East, have a true universal appeal, his ability to bring a song to life is unparalleled.

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Sam Baker

on Mon, 26 Jun 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Sam Baker comparisons have included Townes Van Zandt, Randy Newman and even Lou Reed. But a better comparison might be that of Raymond Carver. Baker's pen is precise, cunning and original, often weaving humour with human suffering and tender beauty. Baker approaches life with a positive attitude - "Life is a gift. I went through a lot of bitterness- a lot of anger. But those things are toxic. Gratitude for what remains is more helpful than resentment for what was lost. Ultimately, I came to understand that these days are wicked short and terribly beautiful. All I've got - no matter what I hold in my hands, drive around in, or put in the bank, - all I've got is this one breath, and if I'm lucky, I get another." say grace, his newest collection, was released in the summer of 2013.

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Darlingside

on Mon, 26 Jun 2017 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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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Martin Simpson

on Mon, 26 Jun 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Martin Simpson

on Mon, 26 Jun 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Savage Prunes

on Mon, 26 Jun 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 Savage Prunes are an innovative instrumental trio, performing new music on traditional instruments. Combining the talents of bagpipe virtuoso Callum Armstrong, classical cellist George Pașca, and folk fiddler John-Francis Goodacre, they play complex and compelling music, all of which is newly composed by members of the band. These pieces draw on folk traditions from across Britain and France, as well as more eclectic sources from baroque to pop. Their debut album Straight Line Talking has already begun to make waves both in Britain and abroad. The voices of the instruments weave together, creating a rich interplay of sounds in which no-one is just an accompanist. The lyrical tones of the cello, the rhythmic grooves of the fiddle, and the stunning agility of the pipes all contribute equally to the band's distinctive sound. In this mix, the trio's distinct musical backgrounds can be heard. George, originally from Romania, is a classically trained cellist who enjoys exploring and creating new techniques for his instrument. John-Francis grew up surrounded by folk music, and began his playing under the tuition of acclaimed English fiddler Sam Sweeney. Callum spans this divide, combining a deep understanding of British piping traditions with a training in classical recorder and composition. 'Brilliant. The Savage Prunes are exactly what the British folk scene needs right now.' ★★★★★ Spiral Earth 'It has the drive and rhythmic push of dance music but also the complex interplay of sounds that you would hear from a chamber trio.' fRoots Magazine 'Inventive, expressive and above all different .. this progressive folk is as vital as it comes.' FolkWords

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Kate & Raphaël

on Mon, 26 Jun 2017 at Hexham The Burnlaw Centre 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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Crh Music Presents Justin Townes Earle

on Mon, 26 Jun 2017 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

Born in Nashville, Justin Townes Earle grew up as the son of country-rock iconoclast Steve Earle, who gave him his middle name in honour of the great Texas songwriter Townes Van Zandt. Quickly coming into his own as a songwriter and performer, he displayed a natural talent for deeply revealing lyrics that reflected his often-harsh life experiences with a musical approach that effortlessly integrated elements of blues, folk and country. Since launching his recording career, he has established a reputation as a singular leading light in the Americana music community.  His new album, Kids in the Street, raises the creative and personal stakes to deliver a deeply soulful set that's both emotionally riveting and effortlessly uplifting. 

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Amelia Curran + Dennis Ellsworth & Kinley Dowling

on Mon, 26 Jun 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. -------- Exciting double bill featuring two outstanding Canadian artists... AMELIA CURRAN is a Juno-Award winning songwriter, activist and mental health advocate from St. John's, Newfoundland. Curran's music is distinguished by her intricate and elliptical lyrics, geologic in their resilience and oceanic in their depths. Over the course of a decade, Curran has built a shoreline of song, a place of radical, perpetual collision of matter and form. Even as she leads us to the ever-eroding lip of the abyss, Curran's music helps us make sense of the heart's imperceptible, relentless attrition. Watershed, Amelia Curran's newest album, marks a threshold, a shake-up, a directional change. The tenor of this new album is openness (not to be confused with optimism), a reflection in part of Curran's increasingly public efforts to battle the stigma of mental health issues in the arts. As a whole, the album calls for compassion and unification as a breakwater against the sea of cruelties we inflict upon each other, and upon ourselves. In keeping with Curran's off-stage commitment to raising her voice, Watershed is co- produced by Curran and replete with songs that speak to themes of vocalization. Curran establishes a core feminist dimension to Watershed's theme of speaking up with Gravity and No More Quiet, two of the album's standout and vigorously feminist songs. Gravity is a two-and-a-half-minute precis accented by horns and bass-y power chords. On this song, Amelia's noted lyricism gets a shot of feminist rock grit think Chrissie Hynde meets Ron Hynes. No More Quiet, is a powerful take down of gender tokenism, and slams the door on those who perpetuate inequality with a soaring soul outro by the larger-than-life vocals of blues singer Shakura S'Aida. From the opening notes of the title track throughout the album, waves of distorted guitar batter Watershed's softer shores. The surges of electric riffs create a strong undertow, churning and roiling as Curran's lyrics express agitation, frustration and exhaustion with fighting the currents. The root of advocacy is somewhere near exhaustion and rage. I am tired and I am angry, Curran has said of her mental health advocacy. Certain songs on this album, such as Try and Stranger Things Have Happened, address a similar fatigue and hostility with the music business. It's no place for art, is all Curran will say. Watershed is the result of a convergence of autobiographical and political fault lines, as in recent years, Curran has become more involved with political and humanitarian work focused on mental health awareness and acceptance. Curran is the founder of It's Mental, a grassroots community organization based in St. John's. She also produced and directed the film Gone, an exploration of art and suicide. The documentary, which will air nationally in 2017, recounts the loss of several close friends and Curran's own struggles with depression, treatment and self-acceptance. Curran's willingness to end her own silence on the subject of mental health has also formed the basis of recent speaking engagements in schools and music conferences across Canada. In addition to the release of Watershed, 2017 will see Amelia Curran's first literary publication, a collection of lyrics and other notes, confirmed for the new year via Breakwater Books. -------------------------------------------- DENNIS ELLSWORTH and KINLEY DOWLING, from Prince Edward Island, Canada have been playing live as a duo and have made recordings together for the last seven years. However, in late March 2017, the duo travelled to Toronto, Ontario, Canada to record their first full collaborative album together. With the release of this, still untitled record, but like called Everyone Needs to Chill Out, they aim to build on their recent tour of Holland, with a three-week tour in the UK that begins on June 26, at The Green Note in London, and includes a stop at the Maverick Festival in Suffolk.

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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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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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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 7:45pm

A unique, atmospheric and friendly venue with a fully stocked bar at reasonable prices. NUS entry £4 available on the door.

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Duncan Mcfarlane

on Thu, 29 Jun 2017 at Uxbridge RNA 7:45pm

A unique, atmospheric and friendly venue with a fully stocked bar at reasonable prices. NUS entry £4 available on the door.

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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 not be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat in the ballroom and then eat elsewhere. If you wish to eat, please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to order and eat your food. * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

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The 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 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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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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Tildon Krautz

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

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Picnic In The Garden, The Coal Porters

on Sat, 1 Jul 2017 at Ashford Egerton House 2:00pm

Bring your own picnic and listen to the Coal Porters who 'whisk together a highly listenable cocktail of blue grass, folk and country...' Uncut Magazine

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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 Oliver Hoare And The Late Great + The Horatio James Band

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

A night of fok and Folk'n'Roll at Jamboree! Oliver Hoare & the Late Great take a style steeped in tradition - a sort of cross-pollinated anglo-american folk music - and inject the vim of youth and vigour into it's veins to produce something vital and invigorating. A tear-down-the-house force of nature" - Rough Trade 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.

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Grand Summer Bal With Emily & The Simons

on Sat, 1 Jul 2017 at London Queens Crescent 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 Queens Crescent 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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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 7:30am

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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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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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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Peter & Barbara Snape

on Thu, 6 Jul 2017 at Hoghton Gregson Lane Sports and Social Club 8:15pm

Peter and Barbara Snape present Traditional music in a way that will surely attract people to the very fabric that drives our lives. Too many artists who perform Traditional material do it in a way that may uphold the original traditions but would never attract inside, those just looking through the window. Peter has a sensitive ear for song accompaniment and together with Barbara's gift for interpreting a songs true meaning, they create music that compels you to listen and take part. - David Jones, Folk North West, Summer 2016

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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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Jackie Oates.

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

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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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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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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 old-time music played by experienced afficienados of the genre from right here in the UK

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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 5th annual charity event working again with local Richmond based charity The Victoria Foundation. This year's beneficiary is the fantastic Maggie's cancer support charity which does such amazing work to support 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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) 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 while touring the critically-acclaimed show The Transports. But why should a handful of folk colleagues be the only ones to suffer? 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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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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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

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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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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Singers' Night (with Stage And Pa System)

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

Another of our popular singers' nights - giving our regulars a chance to perform on stage with amplification and lighting. Expect anything from sea shanties to psychedelia, with a mix of original songs, traditional songs and covers of well known songs, less known songs and some performers will take requests on the night. For performers, a spot on a Singers Night consists of two songs (or maybe 3 very short pieces). Performing on stage in front of an expectant audience puts us firmly in the spotlight and necessitates more practice and preparation. Most of our performers play the guitar, but we will give a warm welcome to any other instruments, and of course to unaccompanied singers. If you feel like bringing something really interesting to play then please arrive early and make yourself known so that we can help you get the best possible sound from your instrument. To assist in the process our more experienced regular performers and volunteers are happy to offer assistance to help prepare those for whom the step up from the singaround to the darkened stage may be daunting. For example: we'll be happy to help unaccompanied singers choose a suitable pitch (or even accompany them if they prefer). We'll aim to set up the stage from 6.30pm and if time allows there should be the opportunity to have a run-through using the microphones. Please come prepared with everything you needcapo, picks, guitar strap, (guitar) and most importantly PLEASE to paraphrase Bob Dylan know your song well before you start singing If you have any questions please email via the website. We hope that the most successful spots may eventually get the opportunity to progress to a full support spot (usually 25 mins- 5 songs).

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The 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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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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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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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 as a lead up to her appearance at this year's Cambridge Folk Festival with Olivia Newton-John and Amy Sky. 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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Bayou Seco In The Chapel

on Thu, 27 Jul 2017 at Lewes Westgate Chapel 7:00pm

A chance to see this great duo on their UK tour 2017 http://www.bayouseco.com/ for full details

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Bayou Seco In The Chapel

on Thu, 27 Jul 2017 at Lewes Westgate Chapel 7:00pm

A chance to see this great duo on their UK tour 2017 http://www.bayouseco.com/ for full details

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Willy Porter

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

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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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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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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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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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 and a cheese and cider festival. 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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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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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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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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John Bramwell ( I Am Kloot )

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

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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 special double headline event also featuring Jez Lowe and Kate Bramley!

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The Jigantics

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

A special double headline event also featuring Jez Lowe and Kate Bramley!

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Jez Lowe And Kate Bramley

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

This is a special double headline event also featuring The Jigantics!

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Jez Lowe And Kate Bramley

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

This is a special double headline event also featuring The Jigantics!

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Tannahill Weavers

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

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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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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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Dave Arcari

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

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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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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

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

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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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 push