Mànran

on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Please note: this event will start at 7.30pm. Mànran are one of the best-known and best-loved Scottish bands on the scene today. The 2011 launch of their debut single, Latha Math heralded a meteoric rise to the top of the Scottish music world that quickly saw them playing many of the most prestigious festivals in Europe. From then, a multi-award-winning debut album followed as the band set about establishing their characteristic sound and distinctive approach to musical arrangement. They play fiery tunes with fiddle, accordion, flute, uilleann and Highland bagpipes bind powerfully to a rhythm section awash with elements of funk, jazz and rock to create some of the most innovative and uplifting instrumental music around. The long-awaited third album is also well under way and is due to finally be unveiled this Summer.

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Mànran

on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Please note: this event will start at 7.30pm. Mànran are one of the best-known and best-loved Scottish bands on the scene today. The 2011 launch of their debut single, Latha Math heralded a meteoric rise to the top of the Scottish music world that quickly saw them playing many of the most prestigious festivals in Europe. From then, a multi-award-winning debut album followed as the band set about establishing their characteristic sound and distinctive approach to musical arrangement. They play fiery tunes with fiddle, accordion, flute, uilleann and Highland bagpipes bind powerfully to a rhythm section awash with elements of funk, jazz and rock to create some of the most innovative and uplifting instrumental music around. The long-awaited third album is also well under way and is due to finally be unveiled this Summer.

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Mànran

on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Please note: this event will start at 7.30pm. Mànran are one of the best-known and best-loved Scottish bands on the scene today. The 2011 launch of their debut single, Latha Math heralded a meteoric rise to the top of the Scottish music world that quickly saw them playing many of the most prestigious festivals in Europe. From then, a multi-award-winning debut album followed as the band set about establishing their characteristic sound and distinctive approach to musical arrangement. They play fiery tunes with fiddle, accordion, flute, uilleann and Highland bagpipes bind powerfully to a rhythm section awash with elements of funk, jazz and rock to create some of the most innovative and uplifting instrumental music around. The long-awaited third album is also well under way and is due to finally be unveiled this Summer.

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Rob Ickes And Trey Hensley

on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 at Ashington, Manor Buildings Barn 6:30pm

We present a unique collaboration between two gifted musicians. Rob Ickes is a well-established name in Bluegrass music - recording with Blue Highway - one of the foremost exponents of the resonator (Dobro) guitar. Trey Hensley is newly arrived in Nashville, bursting with talent both as a vocalist and guitarist. Together they have a new album, Before the Sun Goes Down, and are on a short European tour - we are especially delighted that they can play for us at the Buildings. Don't miss 'em! Doors 6.30 for food or pic-nics - music from 8pm - 10pm approx

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Bunkfest 2016

on Thu, 1 Sep 2016 at Wallingford Bunk Fest 12pm

18 and over Gates: 7pm Friday 8am other days Please note that the camp site at the Wallingford Sports Park is split into three. The sites are either next to the Pavilion or within a few hundred yards, but the most important aspect is that NO VEHICLES are allowed on Site A. You will need to select the site when making your booking: Camp Site A : Family camping for tents only with good security & facilities. NO VEHICLES ALLOWED Camp Site B : Camping for tents, caravans and motor-homes with security Camp Site C : Camping with tents, caravans and motor-homes with very little facilities or lighting All Weekend camping includes Thursday night, although the festival itself does not commence until Friday afternoon.

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Luke Jackson

on Thu, 1 Sep 2016 at North Shields Percy Park Rugby Club 7:30pm

Luke Jackson 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 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" He has toured Europe taking in Belgium, Holland, Germany and France and at the end of 2014 played a prestigious support slot on Marillion's European Tour playing major concert halls. In addition to numerous solo shows over the last few years, he has also teamed up with Amy Wadge in 2015 and again this year for a series of joint headlining shows Over the past few years he has been steadily 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 released two full length solo albums, 'More Than Boys' & 'Fumes And Faith' and in May 2015 teamed up with Connor Downs and Andy Sharps to record a 7 track EP 'This Family Tree' described by Maverick magazine as "Two words, bloody brilliant" in their 5 star review. "Luke Jackson has an incredibly mature and expressive voice that can holler the blues or give sensitive treatment to his own more personal tales" (R2 magazine) "A great singer, a great songwriter and a really commanding presence." (Mike Harding) "Reminds me of Jeff Buckley, which can only be a good thing." (Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 2)

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Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

on Thu, 1 Sep 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This outstanding duo won the BBC Young Folk Award 2013, took the Horizon Award the next year and were shortlisted for Best Duo in 2015. Greg is one of the most assured and mature male vocalists of his generation, and with their great guitar, bouzouki and fiddle playing plus Ciaran's madcap stage banter, they make a great live act.

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Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

on Thu, 1 Sep 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This outstanding duo won the BBC Young Folk Award 2013, took the Horizon Award the next year and were shortlisted for Best Duo in 2015. Greg is one of the most assured and mature male vocalists of his generation, and with their great guitar, bouzouki and fiddle playing plus Ciaran's madcap stage banter, they make a great live act.

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Front Country

on Thu, 1 Sep 2016 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

Welcome return to this US bluegrass band who made such a massive impact when they played Tuppenny Barn last year.

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Front Country

on Thu, 1 Sep 2016 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

Welcome return to this US bluegrass band who made such a massive impact when they played Tuppenny Barn last year.

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Paul And Liz Davenport

on Thu, 1 Sep 2016 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 7:30pm

8pm Paul and Liz 10pm Singing session

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Blues N Grooves - Steve Summers Band Plus Guests

on Thu, 1 Sep 2016 at Ascot Jagz 7:30pm

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Budzillus

on Thu, 1 Sep 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Founded in 2008 by five local Berliners, BudZillus have developed into one of the German capital's most successful bands; their first two albums presenting a mix of swing, punk and balkan beat that created a very own Berlin-sound that started on the streets. After more than 500 concerts, nationally and internationally, including tours in the USA, Russia and Mexico, the band have earned themselves a loyal fanbase, filling concert-halls with 500-1000 capacity. The well-known Berliner Schnauze meets international flair and hand-made warmth. BudZillus's concerts are like a big balkan wedding party people singing along, people dancing, people sweating, both on stage and in front of it. It's insane balkan music, crazy like a young monkey, musically a wild mix of styles a bit of swing, a bit of ska, a lot of polka. But it's not about the genre, it's about the huge excess in itself, the exuberant, pure energy. The jokey lyrics are thrown out like you'd chuck vodka glasses at a wall with the aim of shattering them today to find happiness tomorrow. - FAZ Kondorosi and his band spun through everything from hot jazz to punk, swing, polka, blues and oriental melodies, bringing many influences together, leading to a fiery gumbo that impressed all of the wedding guests and left them hungry for more of the new sound they'd heard. - Tip Berlin The only people as wild, true and balkan-punky as the boys on stage are their fans. It really was a beautiful picture how this show came together. - Der Westen It doesn't surprise us that the fanbase around Belin Quintet BudZillus with their wild mixture of swing, hot jazz and balkan folklore keeps growing, and that the band continue to impress new crowds from New York to Moscow. - Darmstädter Echo Online How five Berlin-boys with German lyrics conquered the Russian soul, and got it to dance - Headline in the Moscow edition of the Deutsche Zeitung BudZillus-concerts have come to be synonymous with a big party, not only because of songtitles like Immer Wetier, Stupid Song and Devil's Polka, but also because of their longstanding reputation as a great live band. - Choices Robert Kondorosi Vocals, guitar Kristian Zepplin Bass Stefan Wolff Keyboard Thomas Prestin Saxophon, clarinet Domenico Dobrovolskis Drums

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Don Kipper

on Fri, 2 Sep 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Don Kipper are an award-winning innovative ensemble playing and transforming a wide range of traditional musical forms, from Turkish Fasıl and Greek Rebetiko to Gypsy Jazz and Klezmer. While we attempt to root ourselves deeply in these traditions we always seek to explore radical interpretations and taut arrangements full of complex harmonies, polyrhythms and imaginative improvisation.

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Ten Strings And A Goatskin

on Fri, 2 Sep 2016 at Presteigne Assembly Rooms 7:30pm

The band play Irish, Acadian, French and fiery original creations.

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Kadia

on Fri, 2 Sep 2016 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Comfy & Acoustic with 3 great acts. Artist details coming soon Stage times: Charlie Leavy 8.00-8.35 Richie Jones 8.50-9.30 Kadia 9.45-10.35 Doors at 7pm Tickets £5 adv/£7 otd Bookshop bar open with hot and cold drinks, beer and wine plus cake. Www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk

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Kieran Goss

on Fri, 2 Sep 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Kieran Goss was born and raised in County Down, Northern Ireland. He was just nine years old when he got his first guitar. Growing up in a big family with diverse musical tastes meant that early on he was hearing the music of Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Frank Sinatra and The Rolling Stones. These varied influences fermented into the brew that gives Kieran his own unique sound. Kieran supported himself while a law student in Belfast by playing club gigs and the University Students Union, earning himself support slots for Elvis Costello, Christy Moore and Joe Jackson along the way. After qualifying as a lawyer in the mid-eighties, Kieran left home for France and Germany in order to avoid being drafted into the legal profession! He came back home to Ireland in 1989 to record his first album, Brand New Star. It contained the songs Brand New Star and Just Around The Corner, which came to the attention of Mary Black. She recorded both songs for her album, Babes In The Wood. In 1994 Kieran followed up Brand New Star with the album New Day, which contained his chart-topping version of The Four Tops' Reach Out (I'll Be There). In 1998 he released the album Worse Than Pride, which contained the Top 10 single Out Of My Head. It was the second most played song on Irish radio that year. Worse Than Pride achieved double platinum status nine months after it was released. Red-Letter Day followed this in 2000, and contained the classic Reasons To Leave. In the winter of 2002, Kieran released the compilation, Out Of My Head... The Best Of Kieran Goss, which was intended to act as a resumé of his work up to that point and to give him a breather while he holed up to write. His sixth studio album, Blue Sky Sunrise, was recorded in Tennessee and produced by Rodney Crowell and Peter Coleman. It was released in September 2005, and the first single from it; Clear Day, was an instant hit which was picked up by the Progressive Building Society for use in their television advertising campaign. Kieran Goss Trio Live, Kieran's first ever live album, was released in June 2008 to great critical acclaim. His latest studio album, I'll Be Seeing You, was released in February 2009.

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The Men They Couldn't Hang

on Fri, 2 Sep 2016 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Folk-punk cult legends The Men They Couldn't Hang came together in 1984 to perform at the first Alternative Music Festival in Camden Town alongside the legendary Pogues and the Boot Hill Foot-Tappers. Their early line up was Stefan Cush (vocals, guitar), Philip Odgers (vocals, guitar, tin whistle, and melodica), Paul Simmonds (guitar, bouzouki, and keyboards), Jon Odgers (drums, percussion) and Shanne Bradley (bass). Paul Simmonds, Philip 'Swill' Odgers and his brother Jon, veterans of the Southampton based pop-punk band 'Catch 22', met Pogues roadie Stefan Cush whilst busking in Shepherds Bush in London and everything moved on from there. In 1987 Shanne Bradley left the band and was replaced by Ricky McGuire, famous for touring with punk legends the UK Subs at the tender age of 17. Championed by the late John Peel, their first single, a cover of Eric Bogle's 'Green Fields of France', became a big hit on the UK Indie charts and a staple of Peel's Festive 50. The choice of a potent anti-war anthem as a first calling card perhaps had its roots in the Falkland's conflict, but signalled the arrival of a band that were prepared to put politics to the fore. The Men They Couldn't Hang had also realised the value of folksong's use of strong narratives and championing the cause of the common man (and woman), but they mixed a healthy dose of punk-attitude into an electro-acoustic update of the folk format. Between 1984 and 1990 the band recorded and released five superb albums, culminating in 'The Domino Club', an album with a perfect combination of folk tradition, melodic rock and punk attitude, all with an intensity unmatched by any of their contempories. Throughout this period, with relentless gigging, the band achieved recognition across the UK and throughout Europe for their political comment and raucous live shows but in early 1991, after a blistering farewell tour, the band called it a day. Fortunately, the split didn't last long as the band were invited to appear at the 10th anniversary celebrations for the Mean Fiddler in London and by 1996, much to the delight of their fans, TMTCH reunited permanently. They returned with a new power and excitement to their music and they have continued their prolific output, releasing a further six albums plus two 'best of' compilations in the ensuing years. The band continue to tour across the UK and Europe including a string of festival appearances alongside The Levellers, Billy Bragg, Oysterband and Stiff Little Fingers, to name but a few. Their latest studio album, 'The Defiant', released in 2014 to coincide with their 30th anniversary, finds them in the rudest of health and in typical style the band and the songs live up to the title. the Men They Couldn't Hang continues to prove that they are without peers in the world of folk-punk, not only are the band members excellent musicians, they are storytellers who understand the importance of aesthetic unity and flow throughout an album. This is brilliant stuff and 30 years into their journey is as uncompromising as ever. Sure there's room for some romance, some reminiscence, a little of the toil of the road and even a bit of historical re-enactment, but 'The Defiant' still packs bile and bite, with equal measures of wisdom and the devil may care to chew on. Resistance is not futile after all! The Men They Couldn't Hang are here to prove it, and boy do we need them!!

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Bw #02: Jared Hart // Billy Liar // Arms & Hearts // Oli Ng // Sammy Battle | Retro Bar, Manchester

on Fri, 2 Sep 2016 at Manchester Retro Bar 7:00pm

Jared Hart - Following the release of his solo album Past Lives & Pass Lines, and a sucessful support slot with Brain Fallon (The Gaslight Athem & The Horrible Crowes) The Scandal's frontman is back for his first headline show in Manchester. The show will be Jared's only Northern apperance on this short run before he flies back to America as a touring member of Brian Fallon and the Crowes. https://jaredhart.bandcamp.com/releases Billy Liar - Scotish folk-punk that is sure to tug at your heart strings. Performing songs about life on the road, politics and everything in between, Billy Liar fits on the tour seemlessly. https://officialbillyliar.bandcamp.com/ Arms & Hearts - Steve Millar has been playing under the name Arms & Hearts for several years now and is steadily building a strong following. Following a successful European tour with Andrew Cream earlier in the year, Steve is back and is sure to be wearing his influences on his sleeve, with his take on folk-punk. https://armsandhearts.bandcamp.com/ Oli Ng - Following the release of his Into The Dark EP, Oli has had a relentless year of touring his numerous projects. Oli's blend of Americana and Folk is sure to serve as a wonderful opener for the night ahead. http://www.olingmusic.co.uk/#!music/c14o2 Sammy Battle - It's been a quite year for Sammy Battle, as an opening slot for Bob Barnett (Captain, We're Sinking) and Greg Barnett (The Menzingers) is one the few show's he's played. Sammy has also shared the stage with the likes of Tim Barry and Northcote, making himself a firm favourite within the Manchester folk-punk scene. He has spent the best part of the year working on his debut album, and is sure to bring song's both old and new to the Retro Bar. http://www.sammybattle.co.uk/

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Reve Boheme & Tapiserie Nights Presents King Cassady + Near East Collective

on Fri, 2 Sep 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Gypsy Jazz, Flamenco, World Music, Greek Traditional, Urban Folk and Rebetika... King Cassady blend a high energy cocktail of gypsy jazz and flamenco for you folks to dance to. Keep an eye on here for shows and curios. Near East Collective explores and performs rebetika and the traditional music of Asia Minor, Istanbul, the Balkans and the Aegean Sea. The band are: Dunja Botic - vocals Michalis Iskas - violin Kostas Glynos - kanonaki George Maglaras - lute, oud Philippos Demetriou - Percussion Sass Hoory - Percussion

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New Roots Presents: Jinnwoo- Album Launch

on Fri, 2 Sep 2016 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Brighton-based visual artist and singer-songwriter Jinnwoo's critically-acclaimed debut 'Your Baby' E.P. resulted in his named one of The Independent's 'Faces to Watch 2015'. His long-awaited debut album 'Strangers Bring Me No Light.' is released on the much respected Cargo label on 2nd Sept. The album features collaborations with Malcolm Middleton, Alasdair Roberts, Kami Thompson (The Rails) and Kylie La Grange. Jinnwoo's confessional reel is one sung in a voice so distinctive no adequate comparisons can be made, but the story-telling style of Bob Dylan, the fragile delivery of troubadour Michael Stipe, and the jagged alt-folk of early Throwing Muses have been raised as a starting point. His sparse atmospheric folk-soundscapes, laced with ghostly string arrangements and his exceptional acoustic guitar work, offer a kind of 'spooked' 'gothic' folk that sounds like no other. 'Strangers Bring Me No Light' is nothing short of a seminal record and Jinnwoo a true original. Known for her quirky, insightful, poetic lyrics and insidious melodies, Ruth Theodore's use of unconventional guitar techniques and tunings has thrilled listeners since the release of her 2007 debut, 'Worm Food'. Her iminent new album saw Ruth crossing the Atlantic to collaborate with Todd Sickafoose, best known for his work with Ani DiFranco and recently producer of two award-winning albums for Anais Mitchell. As Todd himself notes... "Ruth writes alternative folk and blues music but at heart she is a pure punk San Franciscan beat poet". Chris Brambley is guitarist with UK band The Sticklers and James McKeen & The Blueberry Moon. His solo work is firmly based in the acoustic folk tradition, with an intricate fingerpicking style reminiscent of Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, and echoes of James Taylor in his beautifully crafted songs.

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The Jaywalkers

on Fri, 2 Sep 2016 at Ulverston Sports Club 7:45pm

The exciting, young trio JAYWALKERS will be coming to Ulverston Sports Club on Friday 2nd September 2016. These former BBC Young Folk Award finalists are touring their third studio album Weave -­‐ which sees them further expanding their musical horizons at all levels. Together they effortlessly fuse elements of Bluegrass and Folk and the music Jaywalkers create is innovative, rooted deeply in tradition, and exhilarating. The night promises to be an entertaining and foot stomping evening and is not to be missed!

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Blue Rose Code

on Fri, 2 Sep 2016 at Saltburn The Victoria 7:30pm

Making their return to SOS and relaunching our gigs in Saltburn are our favorites and your Blue Rose Code! In what has been a busy,busy year for the band this is a real treat to have them back at the Vic in Saltburn! Supporting are Kingsley Chapman and the Murder performing their wonderfully beautiful dark and enchanting ballads, with a stripped back line up.

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Johnny Coppin & Mike Silver @ Wychwood Folk Club

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

Sat 3rd September Johnny Coppin & Mike Silver @ Wychwood Folk Club + Support by Kim Lowings & The Greenwood 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 Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@gmail.com You haven't heard a duo until you've heard this one! Johnny Coppin & Mike Silver first met in Penzance in the early seventies. Since then their paths have seldom crossed but a chance phone call in late 2004 generated the idea of them playing music together. The two voices are a natural mix and the way they share the songs shows this to be a duo in the truest sense. The combination of Johnny's piano and Mike's guitar gets right to the heart of the listener. This is music from the soul, delivered with powerful conviction by a duo in the truest sense of that word. The delight they take in playing the music is plain to see and their live shows encapsulate a blend of skill and powerful emotion. The commitment from both artists to put the songs first, is manifest and their willingness to work for each other on stage is inspirational. Their first duo album released a couple of years ago, Breaking the Silence, Faymus Recordings FRCD 0101, is collection of 15 songs with an unlisted surprise track‟. With this recording the duo displays their ability to write together, perform cover versions by other writers as well as enhance the arrangements of each other's compositions. It's the real deal, the complete package. Kim Lowings & The Greenwood Described as having "a beauty of spirit that transcends in her lovely songs", Kim is an Appalachian mountain dulcimer player, pianist and songwriter. She sings with an enchantingly pure voice and The Greenwood create a harmonious backline of hypnotic guitar, bouzouki, double bass and percussion. It transports you away and will get you singing along and tapping your feet. Working with traditional folk song and their own original material, they weave musical stories inspired by both fables and everyday life. www.wychwoodfolkclub.com www.wegottickets.com/wychwoodfolkclub http://www.johnnycoppin.co.uk/ http://www.mikesilver.co.uk/ http://www.kimlowings.com/

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The Carnival Band:

on Sat, 3 Sep 2016 at Masham Town Hall 7:30pm

Glorious chaos in an irreverently joyous mix - the Carnival Band have delighted audiences as far away as Japan with their unique blend of musicianship and humour. Andy Watts, Giles Lewin, Jub Davis, Steno Vitale and Steve Banks bring a new twist to their riotous programme with shawms, lutes, tabors, bagpipes, djembe, alongside clarinet, fiddles, banjo - and yes - even an electric guitar! Recordings and tours with Maddy Prior have won them an enthusiastic following as they turn musical convention on its head from Renaissance to Rock 'n Roll.

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The Carnival Band:

on Sat, 3 Sep 2016 at Masham Town Hall 7:30pm

Glorious chaos in an irreverently joyous mix - the Carnival Band have delighted audiences as far away as Japan with their unique blend of musicianship and humour. Andy Watts, Giles Lewin, Jub Davis, Steno Vitale and Steve Banks bring a new twist to their riotous programme with shawms, lutes, tabors, bagpipes, djembe, alongside clarinet, fiddles, banjo - and yes - even an electric guitar! Recordings and tours with Maddy Prior have won them an enthusiastic following as they turn musical convention on its head from Renaissance to Rock 'n Roll.

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Roy Bailey & Friends

on Sat, 3 Sep 2016 at Sheffield Cathedral 7:00am

Fundraising evening for HARC Homeless and Rootless at Christmas

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London Folk Festival 2016

on Sat, 3 Sep 2016 at London Cecil Sharp House 11:00am

The London Folk Festival is an all day event celebrating the very best that the British Folk Scene has to offer. Building on the success of the last two years, the event promises again to be a day to remember, featuring award-winning local and national acts well established on the folk and acoustic scene, as well as workshops, singarounds and more. Our Festival is held at Cecil Sharp House, the London home of English Folk Music, just a few minutes walk away from Camden Town. Cecil Sharp House is family-friendly and accessible, and has an onsite cafe and real ale bar. For this year's event we have a fantastic lineup featuring the best of the national and local folk scene, including several award winning artists. Artists confirmed for this year include ◾Faustus ◾The Foxglove Trio ◾Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar ◾Steph West ◾Jacquelyn Hynes ◾Ange Hardy and Lukas Drinkwater ◾Long Lankin ◾Stick in the Wheel ◾Laura Smyth and Ted Kemp ◾Hannah James Plus workshops, singarounds, and more

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The Spikedrivers

on Sat, 3 Sep 2016 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK 7:30pm

Ben Tyzack, Constance Redgrave & Maurice McElroy return to Brooks Blues Bar with their original, innovative and exciting band - always in demand by audiences.

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Kisses Sweeter Than Wine - 60's Protest Artists Tribute

on Sat, 3 Sep 2016 at West Wickham Emmanuel United Reformed Church 7:30pm

Modern renditions of loved 60's folk classics from: Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, The Byrds, The Weavers, Peter Paul & Mary and others. Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica Lilac Sheer Violin, Mandolin Adi Chase Percussion Molly Lopresti

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Ten Strings And A Goat Skin

on Sat, 3 Sep 2016 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:00pm

Hailed on two continents as" infectious" and "the best of contemporary/traditional Celtic music" Ten Strings And A Goat Skin is a bilingual trad/folk/fusion trio, playing Irish, Acadian, French and original creations infused with modern and world rhythms. The band creates a fiery, contagious and unique sound which leaves audiences wanting more. Venue open 1800h - cafe meals must be pre-booked by phone 01326 341353. Performance starts 19.30 prompt.

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Ten Strings And A Goat Skin

on Sat, 3 Sep 2016 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:00pm

Hailed on two continents as" infectious" and "the best of contemporary/traditional Celtic music" Ten Strings And A Goat Skin is a bilingual trad/folk/fusion trio, playing Irish, Acadian, French and original creations infused with modern and world rhythms. The band creates a fiery, contagious and unique sound which leaves audiences wanting more. Venue open 1800h - cafe meals must be pre-booked by phone 01326 341353. Performance starts 19.30 prompt.

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Ten Strings And A Goat Skin

on Sat, 3 Sep 2016 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:00pm

Hailed on two continents as" infectious" and "the best of contemporary/traditional Celtic music" Ten Strings And A Goat Skin is a bilingual trad/folk/fusion trio, playing Irish, Acadian, French and original creations infused with modern and world rhythms. The band creates a fiery, contagious and unique sound which leaves audiences wanting more. Venue open 1800h - cafe meals must be pre-booked by phone 01326 341353. Performance starts 19.30 prompt.

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Blacktop Deluxe

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

Formed in March 2013, the Brit' blues rock four-piece have made a name for themselves with powerful performances of their original and atmospheric, blues-rock material. The band's debut album, Turn Up, Be Nice, Play Hard, was released on May 14th 2014 to wide acclaim reaching No 4 in the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association charts. Their music has been described as Signature Brand, Guitar driven, Rockin' Blues and has already allowed them to share stages with Walter Trout, Larry Miller, Robin Trower, Martin Barre, Wishbone Ash & Focus among many others. Take some early ZZ Top (before they became commercial), add some sizzlin' slide guitar, mix in some Dire Straits (but with a modern edge to it) and you'll start to get an idea of their unique & irresistible sound"

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Blacktop Deluxe

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

Formed in March 2013, the Brit' blues rock four-piece have made a name for themselves with powerful performances of their original and atmospheric, blues-rock material. The band's debut album, Turn Up, Be Nice, Play Hard, was released on May 14th 2014 to wide acclaim reaching No 4 in the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association charts. Their music has been described as Signature Brand, Guitar driven, Rockin' Blues and has already allowed them to share stages with Walter Trout, Larry Miller, Robin Trower, Martin Barre, Wishbone Ash & Focus among many others. Take some early ZZ Top (before they became commercial), add some sizzlin' slide guitar, mix in some Dire Straits (but with a modern edge to it) and you'll start to get an idea of their unique & irresistible sound"

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Rob Ickes And Trey Hensley

on Sat, 3 Sep 2016 at Kenley Saffron Indian Restaurant 6:00pm

Guitar and Dobro virtuosos playing contemporary bluegrass music plus a full Indian buffet in England? A rare, perhaps unique, occurrence.

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

on Sun, 4 Sep 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

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

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Tom Lewis

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

Retired submariner, with songs of the sea - both old & new plus salty, and tall tales!

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Front Country In Concert @ The Fishery Wharf Cafe

on Sun, 4 Sep 2016 at Boxmoor Fishery Wharf Cafe 3:00pm

Boxmoor Folk & Roots & Owlsworld Presents- We're very pleased to announce that we have FRONT COUNTRY coming to play an afternoon open-air concert with us at Fishery Wharf Canalside Cafe on Sept 4th. FB Events page: https://www.facebook.com/events/964289437019627/ http://www.frontcountryband.com/ Don't ask Front Country what kind of music they play. Just listen. What started as a group of friends playing bluegrass in San Francisco's Mission District has morphed into a touring powerhouse of song and sound, transcending their humble stringband roots. Front Country's dynamic instrumental textures take flight with grace and gravitas while rooted in the relentlessly soulful vocals of lead singer-songwriter Melody Walker. Along with mandolinist Adam Roszkiewicz, guitarist Jacob Groopman, violinist Leif Karlstrom and bassist Jeremy Darrow, this quintet has been called "passionately intoxicating" and "orchestral" and Melody's bluesy vocals have been described as "rafter-shaking". Seldom traditional, always original, Front Country's new album Sake of the Sound is out now. More details and tickets can be found here: http://owlsworld-news.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/owlsworld-boxmoor-folk-roots-presents.html

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Mark Harrison + Laine Hines

on Sun, 4 Sep 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... MARK HARRISON (with Charles Benfield): Mark Harrison is fast gaining 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, has been going down very well with audiences of all kinds. Mark's songs all have something to say or a story to tell. They'll make you move, make you think, make you smile. 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 is a thrilling, 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 is about to release his third album, The World Outside. His previous albums, Crooked Smile and Watching The Parade, have 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/ '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) '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) LAINE HINES Widely regarded as the best and most original practitioner of authentic pre-war acoustic blues for miles around, Laine Hines is regularly described as 'captivating' and 'spellbinding'. He has his own distinctive take on both classics and obscurities of the era, and his performances feature a unique vocal style reminiscent of the old field hollers of the Mississippi Delta and highly individual and effective guitar technique.

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Dana & Susan Robinson At Walthamstow Folk

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

Dana and Susan Robinson are two guitar-playing, banjo-frailing, fiddle-sawing, and harmony-singing interpreters of the American experience. Their unique blend of contemporary songwriting and traditional Appalachian music bring to their performances a deep understanding of Americas musical heritage. The genius of a Dana and Susan Robinson performance lies in their ability to capture the imagination of their audience, evoking a transformative experience that touches on the deepest humanity. They can make the audience howl with laughter or hush with poignant reflection as they take them on a journey across America and convey the mystery and wonder of the places they visit. Harcdcore Americana. 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 Hillbilly Troupe

on Mon, 5 Sep 2016 at Etton The Processed Pea 8:00pm

Come and help us celebrate our 47th birthday with the fabulous Hillbilly Troupe at the Light Dragoon Inn, Etton, East Yorkshire. Doors open from 6.30 for 8pm. First come first served. Book in on arrival. No food available. Website www.theprocessedpea.co.uk

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Hannah Sanders And Ben Savage

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.00pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Beautiful voice breathes new life into traditional material from both sides of the pond." Maverick Magazine "Blessed with a peerlessly pure voice... Catch her while you can!" The Express "Producer Ben Savage (The Willows) supplies exemplary dobro and acoustic guitar throughout." Acoustic Magazine Huddled round a single microphone, singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage are a folk duo that look & sound classically timeless, yet feel refreshingly unique. Fleetingly, they may evoke a memory of Gram & Emmylou, Shirley & Davey, or Gillian & David but their warm distilling of influences from both sides of the big pond produces a refined sound that is decidedly their own. Both hailing from folk singing families in the flatlands of East Anglia, Hannah spent much of her formative years touring Europe with her family band in a converted school bus, singing folk songs acapella in the street in order to make enough money to move to the next city. However,a sea change and relocation to the US saw her soak up the influences from the American North East and take up the dulcimer. Meanwhile Ben was writing and touring with celebrated UK folk band The Willows whose albums Beneath Our Humble Soil and Amidst Fiery Skies were championed by the likes of the BBC's Bob Harris and Mike Harding. Within weeks of moving back to the UK, Hannah braved her first time out solo at The Black Fen Folk Club, Cambridge and as fate would have it, Ben had just returned from tour. Ben went on to produce Hannah's solo debut Charms Against Sorrow, released in early 2015 to critical acclaim. --------------------------------------- Born in England, raised in and around the rugged coasts of southern Ireland, Emily Mae Winters' haunting folk songs are quickly permeating the folk and song writing scene. Influenced by the likes of Nancy Kerr, The Unthanks, The Staves Kate Rusby and Sarah Jarosz, Emily teamed up with Ben Walker to produce her first commercial release. Walker plays steel guitar and mandolin on the EP. Of the four songs on the EP, two are already award winning with 'Miles To Go' in the UK Song writing contest Folk Category and 'Anchor' winning the folk category in the Guardian Song writing Competition.

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Lail Arad

on Mon, 5 Sep 2016 at Alderholt St James Church 6:30pm

Lail Arad comes direct from the Larmer Tree 'End of the Road Festival' to share her unique talent amid the intimate, awesome atmosphere of St James' Church. Support comes from Jonny Phillips, talented lead singer of Bournemouth indie folk band, Willowen. Tickets just £5 in advance - £8 on the door. Doors open 6.30pm, concert begins 7.00 pm. Bar available. Details 07597 224520

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Al Scorch & Jess Mcintosh Usa - The Cock Inn Sarratt - 05/09/16

on Mon, 5 Sep 2016 at Sarratt The Cock Inn 8:00pm

Link's to Video as Duo - https://vimeo.com/159826233/c9d4cca478 Link's to Video as Duo - https://vimeo.com/159826246/7738b61411 Al Scorch grew up in Chicago, with its storied history of corrupt power at the top and righteous fighters and big dreamers at the bottom. From the town that gave the world characters like Studs Terkel, Upton Sinclair, and the anarchists in Bughouse Square, Scorch adds his voice to the choir with the enthusiasm and charisma of a Maxwell Street preacher. He eyes the prize of that ever-elusive promised land that's worth scrapping for, wherever or whatever it may be. With a stentorian bullhorn of a voice, he exhorts, not with a holy book in his hand, but a banjo and guitar. He's a messenger and a conduit, a believer that a soul-stirring song will march you forward. Balanced on wedges of punk, old-time string band, American and European folk, and soulful balladry, Al is an entertainer, road warrior, storyteller, and one helluva musician. The Old Barn @ The Coq Inn Church Lane, Sarratt WD3 6HH www.cockinn.net Doors Open at 7.30pm. Live Music 8.30pm - till 11.00pm For more info email owlsworld@gmail.com or call 07775 526 881 Tickets: we only have 60 tickets on sale for this show!

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Danny & The Champions Of The World

on Tue, 6 Sep 2016 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

There's something to be said for hitting the ground running, with a good tailwind behind you. Danny Wilson agrees. And his new album is the proof. Wilson and his band, Danny & The Champions, spent much of 2014 on the road, playing shows all over the world, the kind of legendary, life-affirming rock and soul revues (with country fringing) that have seduced them a global following, and which they finally committed to wax on last year's glorious concert double-album, Live Champs! When their touring schedule drew to a close at the end of the year, you might have thought Wilson and his Champs would hunker down on the sofa for a few weeks, get some much needed R'n'R. But that's not how Champions roll. 'We'd been playing festivals all summer, did 17 shows in Scandinavia in September, and another 25 shows in October,' Wilson remembers. 'We had all of two days off, and then we went into the studio (Chris Clarke's Reservoir Studios). I had a hacking cough, everyone was ill, but I told everyone, we'll be in the studio two weeks and then it'll be Christmas and we can all collapse.' The momentum they'd accrued on the road carried them through, though, and the music they cut during those two weeks What Kind Of Love, the album you're holding in your hands now is some of Wilson's very best. There's a glint in his eye as he talks about the vibe within the Champs camp right now. 'We're a bit more of a gang than we used to be,' he grins. 'It's not hard for a band to feel like a gang, because generally you're up against it, but you keep on at it because you're dogged and in love with it. And it feels amazing, like my old bands Soul Green and Grand Drive did back in the early days.' The songs contained therein started life on the road, at soundcheck or back at the hotel after the show, and saw Danny writing many songs with his bandmate Paul Lush instead of penning tunes on his lonesome, as is his usual MO. 'We wrote songs in Scandinavia, in Nashville, in the Preston Travelodge,' he explains, proud as a new dad. 'Going down the pub or partying after the show you can't really sustain it on tour, and sharing a bottle of wine and writing a song together in the hotel room is really cool. This line-up of the Champs has been together for some time now,' he continues, observing that the group that started out as 'a loose, lawless thing,' a floating collective contrasting to his then-band, Grand Drive, is now a more solid organisation. 'Everyone brings so much to the table,' he adds, 'I wanted them to be a part of it all.' The songs are rich, joyful and moving, opener Clear Water another Wilson classic-in-the-making, with its tale of finding yourself far from the ones you love but still feeling the strength they give (When life gets crazy / I see you, runs the hook). The celebratory horn peals suggest the celtic soulfulness of Dexys Midnight Runners, and the reference is no accident, Wilson admits. 'We started playing Seven Days Is Too Long [the Chuck Wood northern soul burner Dexys covered on their debut LP] at soundcheck on tour, and I'd often lapse into Kevin Rowland impressions,' he grins. 'Kevin's amazing, I've massive respect for him. He's a huge Van Morrison fan, and there's a definite Van Morrison influence to our music.'

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Cahalen Morrison & Eli West

on Tue, 6 Sep 2016 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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The London Klezmer Quartet

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The London Klezmer Quartet takes you on a musical odyssey from the Baltic to the Black Sea and beyond. Moving audiences from toe-tapping to tears - and back again! - in moments, the band plays old and new traditional tunes that evoke the eastern European shtetls (towns) where Jewish musicians were an essential party of every celebration. A fantastic sound with inventive arrangements, virtuosity, exciting original tunes and soulful playing. (Songlines).

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De Temps Antan

on Wed, 7 Sep 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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A Night In Nashville... Songs In The Round, Feat. Sarah Darling + Jenn Bostic + Kyshona Armstrong

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ A taste of Nashville comes to the UK in September 2016. Nashville in the Round will comprise three Nashville residents and wonderful female voices performing together and individually whilst supporting each other. An evening in the style of the Nashville's famous Bluebird Café as Sarah Darling, Jenn Bostic and Kyshona Armstrong, each recording artists in their own right come together for an evening of songs in the round from the music city. SARAH DARLING: Sarah Darling is sure to take you on whimsical ride through songs about stars, and when cowboy's use to ride away into the West. She calls her sound Dream Country. Over her career Darling has released several albums with 1/2 a million downloads worldwide. Her biggest hit, 'Home to Me' lead to performances on Conan O'Brien, Fox & friends, and opening for artists like Carrie Underwood and Kacey Musgraves. The dream of playing the Grand Ole Opry came pass Feb 2011, when Sarah debuted. Her next Grand Ole Opry appearance will mark her 82nd performance on the historic stage. Darling is getting ready to release new music this spring. From wishing on wandering stars, to never giving up, it really captures the spirit of the ones who love to dream. JENN BOSTIC: Jenn Bostic is a Minnesota native, currently residing in Nashville, TN. Her emotive songwriting and powerful vocals have been touching hearts around the world. Jealous of the Angels, a song written for her late father, was discovered by Smooth Radio's Simon Bates, and immediately jumped into the station's Top 10 Most Played. The song was playlisted on BBC Radio 2, and after a live performance on BBC Breakfast it went #1 in the UK. With her sophomore album naming her the 'First American Independent Artist to have their first three singles playlisted at BBC Radio 2,' in June 2015 she followed this with the release of her third album Faithful. It debuted on popular UK television program Songs of Praise, followed by a CD release concert in London, a one month tour of Germany, and a full band tour in the US. KYSHONA ARMSTRONG: Named one of the "Top Five Roots Artists to Watch" by CMT Edge, Kyshona has dedicated the past 7 years to bringing music to those that may feel they are forgotten. Singing in nursing homes, senior centers, youth detention centers and youth empowerment programs, Kyshona started writing music with her patients when she worked as a music therapist. She has three independent releases under her belt, 2008's EP "Music"; 2011's EP "Home Again"; and 2014's crowdfunded full length album, entitled "Go". She currently resides in Nashville where she is writing, touring and donating her time to performing for incarcerated women in New York and Tennessee.

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The Basement Sessions.... Ruth And Natasha Collett + Sherika Sherard + Harry Pane

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT SESSIONS at Green Note is a new 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.... Ruth and Natasha Collett + Sherika Sherard + Harry Pane RUTH & NATASHA COLLETT Formerly part of folky four piece The Keepsakes, sisterly duo Ruth and Natasha Collett are now playing just the two of them. Expect melodic tunes and blood harmonies... 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. Very recently legendary British soul and R&B singer Seal fell victim to her charm and decided to pay Sherika a surprise visit on the Waterloo Southbank, where she is known to regularly busk. Together they performed Marvin Gaye's 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine' and Seals smash hit 'Kiss From A Rose'. The duet was streamed live on Seal's Facebook and was broadcasted on ITV News. Seal also set up a one to one Facebook live interview with Sherika back at his hotel to ensure Sherika was given a proper introduction to his fans. Her rhymes speak with the authority of a seasoned wordsmith within tunes that are destined to become hugely familiar to anyone with an ear for melody and an emotional core. HARRY PANE Harry Pane is a London based folk/blues singer-songwriter. Following a move to London from Northants he's busier than ever and playing some great venues such as London 02's Brooklyn Bowl, The Bedford and The 100 Club. He's just released his EP 'Changing' which he recorded in Valencia with Dani Castelar. Harry recently won #roadtothe100club with Meet & Jam & was awarded 'Best Original Artist' with PRS Music and a development fund with Island Records. His tracks have been played by Radio X, BBC Introducing, Kerrang and Amazing Radio. Having been a showcasing artist at SXSW in Austin, Texas in March, he also played at Glastonbury, The Big Feastival (Udder Stage), CarFest North and South and Jimmy's Farm Harvest Festival.

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Indigo World Presents Shahid Khan

on Wed, 7 Sep 2016 at London Karamel Club 7:00pm

Shahid Khan live and unplugged Sufi with Kaykay Chauhan Shahid Khan is a born and bred Londoner, he comes from a family of renowned tabla players and classical singers from the 'Patiala Gharana' based in Pakistan. He started singing from the age of three and from the age of ten started receiving singing lessons from Pandit Vishwa Prakash and Rauf Mehndi. Shahid's Guru from the age of 16 was and remains Ustad Hussain Baksh Gulu. Shahid's biggest influence has been Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Shahid has recently completed a successful run as the Heritage Singer in Bend It Like Beckham The Musical at the Phoenix Theatre in London's West End. The show was nominated for five Olivier Awards and won the Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best Musical, topped Time Out's Best West End Musical poll and won the Curtain Up Best Cast Recording Album of 2015. Shahid will be performing Sufi and other popular songs in a live and unplugged event. Accompanying on keyboard will be Kaykay Chauhan and Amardeep Sarl on tabla. Date: Wednesday 7th September Doors Open: 7pm Music starts: 8pm Tickets: £10 (Limited Early Bird Tickets Available at £8) Group discount available: 6 tickets for the price of 5 (Please call the Box Office to reserve on 020 8829 8962)

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Indigo World Presents Shahid Khan

on Wed, 7 Sep 2016 at London Karamel Club 7:00pm

Shahid Khan live and unplugged Sufi with Kaykay Chauhan Shahid Khan is a born and bred Londoner, he comes from a family of renowned tabla players and classical singers from the 'Patiala Gharana' based in Pakistan. He started singing from the age of three and from the age of ten started receiving singing lessons from Pandit Vishwa Prakash and Rauf Mehndi. Shahid's Guru from the age of 16 was and remains Ustad Hussain Baksh Gulu. Shahid's biggest influence has been Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Shahid has recently completed a successful run as the Heritage Singer in Bend It Like Beckham The Musical at the Phoenix Theatre in London's West End. The show was nominated for five Olivier Awards and won the Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best Musical, topped Time Out's Best West End Musical poll and won the Curtain Up Best Cast Recording Album of 2015. Shahid will be performing Sufi and other popular songs in a live and unplugged event. Accompanying on keyboard will be Kaykay Chauhan and Amardeep Sarl on tabla. Date: Wednesday 7th September Doors Open: 7pm Music starts: 8pm Tickets: £10 (Limited Early Bird Tickets Available at £8) Group discount available: 6 tickets for the price of 5 (Please call the Box Office to reserve on 020 8829 8962)

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Kieran Towers & Charlotte Carrivick Album Launch

on Wed, 7 Sep 2016 at London The Harrison Bar 8:00pm

Celebrate the launch of the debut album by Kieran Towers & Charlotte Carrivick, WOLVES A' HOWLIN'

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Folk In The Owl's Nest Presents Little Folk, With To Bear Sir & More Tba

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

Formed originally in late 2014, Little Folk are a family orientated band made up of experienced multi instrumentalist musicians and vocalists, brothers Dewi (lead vocals, Bass Drum, Guitar) and Marc Bowen (Banjo), Dewi's wife Lucy Hannah Bowen (Vocals, Tambourine), and family friend Niall Rees (Bass guitar). Acoustic Guitars, soaring Banjo riffs, and great vocal harmonies give the band its Country and Folk inspired sound. An enthusiastic stage presence, a great set list and attention to the sound mix, allows the band to give a fantastic live performance. The band are looking forward to 2016 with the release of their EP of original songs and playing to a much wider audience. Support comes from To Bear Sir, with more TBA. LITTLE FOLK - http://www.littlefolkband.com/ TO BEAR SIR - https://www.facebook.com/tobearsir/?fref=ts

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Hungrytown

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

Vermont-based Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson have many admirers across Europe and America and now make their York debut. Rebecca is the lead vocalist and lyricist, credited with compositions that sound as timeless as any traditional songs, while Ken provides multi-instrumental embellishment and gorgeous vocal harmonies.

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Hungrytown

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

Vermont-based Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson have many admirers across Europe and America and now make their York debut. Rebecca is the lead vocalist and lyricist, credited with compositions that sound as timeless as any traditional songs, while Ken provides multi-instrumental embellishment and gorgeous vocal harmonies.

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Mawkin

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

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Dan Michaelson And The Coastguards

on Thu, 8 Sep 2016 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:30pm

Dan Michaelson and The Coastguards have released their new album Memory through The State 51 Conspiracy this May. Written and produced by Dan Michaelson and mixed by Ash Workman (Metronomy, Christine and the Queens), the album was recorded at The Premises, London and will be available on CD, vinyl and as a download. Memory is the follow up to 2014's much-celebrated Distance and the final instalment in an album trilogy that commenced with Blindspot in 2013. Michaelson recently scored the music for BAFTA-winning BBC series Detectorists, starring Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones. As the album title suggests, 'memory' is one of the key themes explored on the record. Michaelson, who admits he has 'almost zero memory', ponders the impact and consequence of our ability, or inability, to remember and how our recollections are often warped and reinterpreted. 'There's very little I could say with any authority about my past,' he says. 'Memory's role in retelling a fact and slowly shaping it into a fiction without my consent, keeps rewriting my history. Songs are a way of freezing a moment recollected before it moves on without me.' From the sparse, minimal Blindspot (2013) to the relatively more replete Distance (2014) and concluding with Memory, the trilogy retains a type of 'epic minimalism' Michaelson was trying to achieve musically. 'I went looking for a way to carry what I'd written. Memory is the end point of this particular story. In my small world, Blindspot is the script, Distance is the play, and Memory is the widescreen movie.' Thematically, there's also a common thread running through the trilogy; from 'lost love' through 'acceptance' and finally 'reflection'. 'I've recorded moments that were once raw, important or significant but now have layers and layers of memory overlapping and are unrealistic. I want to keep trying to pin down a moment before it's lost.' Dan Michaelson and the Coastguards are Dan Michaelson (vocals, guitar, piano), Henry Spenner (drums), Laurie Earle (guitar, piano) and Horse (guitar). Joining them on Memory are Romeo Stodart of The Magic Numbers (bass), Ali Friend (double bass), Gabriel Stebbing (cello), Johnny Flynn (violin and flugelhorn), Jin Theriault (baritone sax), Yusuf Narcin (trombone) and Christo Squire (alto sax). 'A magnificently melodic masterpiece from London's answer to Leonard Cohen' NME

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Blick Bassy

on Thu, 8 Sep 2016 at Porthtowan Mount Pleasant Eco Park 7:30pm

Following the acclaimed release of his album Akö - an idiosyncratic yet infectiously catchy blend of guitar, banjo, cello, trombone and the artist's soulful voice - Cameroonian singer-songwriter Blick Bassy heads to Porthtowan for his first ever performance in Cornwall on Thursday 8th September. Major acclaim in France has been followed by reviews in The Guardian, The Observer, Evening Standard and Songlines Magazine. And, as well as being played by Lauren Laverne, Gideon Coe and Cerys Matthews on 6Music and by Max Reinhardt and Mary Anne Kennedy on BBC Radio 3, Blick's music was chosen by Apple for a worldwide campaign to advertise the iPhone6

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Blick Bassy

on Thu, 8 Sep 2016 at Porthtowan Mount Pleasant Eco Park 7:30pm

Following the acclaimed release of his album Akö - an idiosyncratic yet infectiously catchy blend of guitar, banjo, cello, trombone and the artist's soulful voice - Cameroonian singer-songwriter Blick Bassy heads to Porthtowan for his first ever performance in Cornwall on Thursday 8th September. Major acclaim in France has been followed by reviews in The Guardian, The Observer, Evening Standard and Songlines Magazine. And, as well as being played by Lauren Laverne, Gideon Coe and Cerys Matthews on 6Music and by Max Reinhardt and Mary Anne Kennedy on BBC Radio 3, Blick's music was chosen by Apple for a worldwide campaign to advertise the iPhone6

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Dai & The Ramblers

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- NEW ROOTS PRESENTS.... Dai & The Ramblers + Rob Corcoran 4-piece DAI & THE RAMBLERS recorded their debut album Duw Duw, crammed full of their brilliant brand of honky-tonk, folk and gonzo jazz, at the legendary Toe Rag studios. Songwriter and singer Dai Price comes from Newport in South Wales, and previously worked with psychedelic cumbia outfit Los Chinches. Rupert Gillett grew up in Germany, and plays double bass and cello. He also performs with the London Klezmer Quartet and produces records at The Cabin studio in Walthamstow. Sheffield-born Alan Dunn plays piano and accordion, and has worked with folk legends such as Loudon Wainright III and Fairport Convention's Richard Thompson. South African fiddler Bob Loveday has performed and recorded with artists as varied as Van Morrison, Jeff Beck, The Penguin Cafe Orchestra and Paul McCartney. They're a fantastic band, with wonderful songs, all delivered by brilliant musicians, we're really looking forward to this one!! "I love his voice; I love the whole band." Paul Heaton (The Beatiful South) "Absolutely gorgeous... They make a beautiful sound." Janice Long (BBC Radio 2) "A joyous romp... will raise your spirits and gladden your heart" Michael Farley (Americana UK) -------------- ROB CORCORAN is a London based Irish singer songwriter with superb craft and a big heart. His powerful songs are decorated with perfectly detailed kitchen sink observations, steeped in the influence of American folk and roots music and served up with a Dublin accent. I implore you check him out, don't let me down, because this guy is rather special. Americana UK 9/10 "From the moment he steps on stage, Corcoran perspires authenticity in that fluent way that a hundred record execs have tried and failed to manufacture". Anne Frankenstein: Resonance FM (UK) ---------------- New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK roots scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. We find that in traditional folk, indie folk, alt-folk, chamber folk, country blues, Americana, alt-country, old-time rhythm & blues, gypsy jazz, honky-tonk, klezmer, world music, modern classical music and all points in between. www.newrootsevents.com https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Dead Flowers

on Thu, 8 Sep 2016 at London Paper Dress Vintage 7:30pm

Dead Flowers "Country-folk melodies so classic they could be covers" - UNCUT "Something quite magical." - NME "Truly, truly exceptional." - God Is In The TV Zine "A fine piece of art." - Bucketful Of Nails ** LOWPINES "Beautiful" Lauren Laverne 6Music "a slow-burning torch song that could safely guide you through the disorientating wilderness of heartbreak." Q Magazine - Tracks of the week "Lowpines thrives on a remarkable sense of intimacy.Gently sketched out vignettes achieve a rare level of lyrical honesty, delivering home truths in an unadorned, direct and emotional manner. Check it out now." Clash Magazine "I was so captured by that track I forgot I was on the radio" Jen Long BBC Radio 1 "just joyous this record" "...like the Low Anthem but with it's own thing going on" Steve Lamacq 6Music "just gorgeous" Simon Raymonde Amazing Radio "Mesmerising" God Is In The TV "Sombre and sultry... we were blown away" The Upcoming "Gorgeous lo-fi folk" Wake The Deaf "Stunning...somewhat mesmerising" GoldFlakePaint "dustily defiant americana" Mad Mackerel "Spellbinding lo-fi americana" Free Words Among Friends "absolutely stunning" Grass Clippings ** Joy Crookes Joy Crookes is a seventeen year old singer/songwriter from South London. Joy has recently performed at Highroad House, Balham's The Bedford, Wilkestock, On Blackheath festival and at Shapes Hackney. Joy is currently in the studio writing her debut album and already grabbing industry attention with her unique lyrics and haunting voice.

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Steve Summers Band

on Thu, 8 Sep 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Where does a band's story start? Maybe the real start is from when the music impacted and inspired them. In Steve's case, that was in his early teens, with the blues inspired pop/rock groups of the sixties, but most potently with the arrival of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Peter Green and a host of others - including from the US, the brilliant Mike Bloomfield. These great musicians - and others - showed the way back to the early 20th Century, into the melting pot of the Mississippi Delta, New Orleans and later Chicago to the roots of the blues and eventually what became Blues-Rock music. Steve went on to play in a number of bands but the Blues has been Steve's inspiration throughout his career. His fretwork these days is a testimony to a lifetime's love of the genre and it's offspring Blues-Rock, as exemplified on the band's debut album Lookin' Back, Movin' On, and now on RAINMAKIN' the bands second studio album. The drum stool is impressively filled by Bob Pearce, veteran of numerous well known blues, rock and country bands, most notably stints with Mick Ralphs of Mott the Hoople and Bad Company; plus Hogans Heroes, featuring Albert Lee and Jerry Hogan. His experiences include playing festivals in Wembley, Nashville, St Louis and across Europe including the Albert Hall and Abbey Road. On bass is long term collaborator and founder member Trevor Brooks, whose rock credentials give the band the solid back-bone needed, particularly for some of the more muscular material.

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Steve Summers Band

on Thu, 8 Sep 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Where does a band's story start? Maybe the real start is from when the music impacted and inspired them. In Steve's case, that was in his early teens, with the blues inspired pop/rock groups of the sixties, but most potently with the arrival of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Peter Green and a host of others - including from the US, the brilliant Mike Bloomfield. These great musicians - and others - showed the way back to the early 20th Century, into the melting pot of the Mississippi Delta, New Orleans and later Chicago to the roots of the blues and eventually what became Blues-Rock music. Steve went on to play in a number of bands but the Blues has been Steve's inspiration throughout his career. His fretwork these days is a testimony to a lifetime's love of the genre and it's offspring Blues-Rock, as exemplified on the band's debut album Lookin' Back, Movin' On, and now on RAINMAKIN' the bands second studio album. The drum stool is impressively filled by Bob Pearce, veteran of numerous well known blues, rock and country bands, most notably stints with Mick Ralphs of Mott the Hoople and Bad Company; plus Hogans Heroes, featuring Albert Lee and Jerry Hogan. His experiences include playing festivals in Wembley, Nashville, St Louis and across Europe including the Albert Hall and Abbey Road. On bass is long term collaborator and founder member Trevor Brooks, whose rock credentials give the band the solid back-bone needed, particularly for some of the more muscular material.

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Flamenco Express With Alejandro Molinero

on Thu, 8 Sep 2016 at London The Bussey Building 7:30pm

The Flamenco Express 20th Anniversary Tour steams on mercilessly with another power-packed showcase of the fiercest form of human expression yet devised.. Featuring this month's star guests Alejandro Molinero, and master of gypsy song Pedro Sanz - both international artists in high demand across the globe. Alejandro Molinero An uncompromising dynamo of rhythmic technique and soul, depicting our dilemmas and striving to turn fear into hope. Pedro Sanz Acknowledged heir to the legends of flamenco song, and custodian of its future. A lyrical virtuoso, lifting the audience above pain and care, and the dancer above the stage as if on wings. 'Pedro Sanz offered an intense, evocative solo...'. VIVIEN SCHWEITZER. New York Times 2008 La Joaquina Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. Recent Collaborations 'Spaces in Between' 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco. Principle soloist 'Splinter In The Flesh' with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron "Leading the dancers, La Joaquina, tiny, urgent and intense, explored a vast emotional vocabulary, and juxtaposed vulnerability and tenderness with violence and aggression. Her feet rattle off tempestuous beats, her sinewy arms snake angrily and her taut body is totally driven by her feelings. Wild and untameable, there is certainly no empty prettiness in her dance." - Emma Manning. The Stage Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen and studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. " Staffordshire Post. Reviews "This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina" Time Out "Forget the sterile, regimented flamenco so often served up to tourists: this was the real thing, and to say that it packed a punch is an understatement" South Wales Evening Post " Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores. " - Dance Europe "An unforgettable evening." - Anglo Spanish Journal

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Flamenco Express With Alejandro Molinero

on Thu, 8 Sep 2016 at London The Bussey Building 7:30pm

The Flamenco Express 20th Anniversary Tour steams on mercilessly with another power-packed showcase of the fiercest form of human expression yet devised.. Featuring this month's star guests Alejandro Molinero, and master of gypsy song Pedro Sanz - both international artists in high demand across the globe. Alejandro Molinero An uncompromising dynamo of rhythmic technique and soul, depicting our dilemmas and striving to turn fear into hope. Pedro Sanz Acknowledged heir to the legends of flamenco song, and custodian of its future. A lyrical virtuoso, lifting the audience above pain and care, and the dancer above the stage as if on wings. 'Pedro Sanz offered an intense, evocative solo...'. VIVIEN SCHWEITZER. New York Times 2008 La Joaquina Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. Recent Collaborations 'Spaces in Between' 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco. Principle soloist 'Splinter In The Flesh' with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron "Leading the dancers, La Joaquina, tiny, urgent and intense, explored a vast emotional vocabulary, and juxtaposed vulnerability and tenderness with violence and aggression. Her feet rattle off tempestuous beats, her sinewy arms snake angrily and her taut body is totally driven by her feelings. Wild and untameable, there is certainly no empty prettiness in her dance." - Emma Manning. The Stage Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen and studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. " Staffordshire Post. Reviews "This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina" Time Out "Forget the sterile, regimented flamenco so often served up to tourists: this was the real thing, and to say that it packed a punch is an understatement" South Wales Evening Post " Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores. " - Dance Europe "An unforgettable evening." - Anglo Spanish Journal

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Nine Below Zero

on Fri, 9 Sep 2016 at Coatbridge Berits & Brown 7:45pm

An intimate and up close evening with the MOD/Blues legends playing an acoustic show. Nine Below Zero are one of Britain's most respected R&B bands, famous for their no-frills, punchy and direct approach. Frontman Dennis Greaves, with his rasping vocals and stinging guitar work, is joined by fellow-founder Mark Feltham on harmonica for these special acoustic shows. Their gigs are energetic affairs: non-stop, thrill-a-minute parties. Nine Below Zero celebrated their 35th year in Oct/Nov 2014 with a special anniversary tour, featuring the original classic line up of Dennis Greaves, Mark Feltham, Mickey Burkey and Brian Bethell. Food is available before the show but tables need to be booked. Call 01698 733311 to book and for more info. ** Tickets are also available in person from Berits & Brown (with no booking fee). Tickets can not be reserved ** ** Please note we have a no talking policy when the acts are performing. Please respect the artists and your fellow gig goers **

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Pete Coe

on Fri, 9 Sep 2016 at Stony Stratford The Cock Hotel (Marquee Suite) 8:15pm

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Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston - 2016 'the Watchmaker's Wife' Tour

on Fri, 9 Sep 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

The duo are embarking on a tour of the British Isles supporting the much awaited launch of their 3rd album 'The Watchmaker's Wife'. In the space of just a few years, Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston have emerged to become one of the most sought after duos on the English folk & roots scene. The striking combination of the flame headed double bass player & virtuoso mandolin player create music that Folk Roots say is: A musical partnership made in heaven. Scintillating, sensitive and brilliant! Well known for the last 10 years as a central component of Show of Hands, Miranda has an exquisite and spine-tingling voice, whilst Rex, with his exuberant and flamboyant playing style, has built a reputation as one of the finest mandolin players in the UK. Their stunning performance brings precision, delight, wonder and warmth to their live shows. The Watchmaker's Wife The brand new album from Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston The Watchmaker's Wife although not a parable of their personal lives, is most certainly a reflective, powerful and moving collection of tales of love and loss; some traditional and delivered in a way that maintains the dignity of the old songs; some original and with very modern arrangements; some are covers; all with a vibrant, immediate and edgy feel. The pair didn't set out to create an album with love and loss as a theme, but in the thick of it all, when they just sat back and let out what came naturally, that's what they got. Rex for the first time demonstrates his songwriting muscle alongside original material from Boo Hewerdine. Miranda and Rex are as dazzling as ever on their respective instruments double bass and mandolin/bouzouki. The duo have kept things as honest as they dare to reflect their live performances. There are no guests; no four-part harmonies; no grand multi-tracked opuses; no bells and definitely no whistles. The songs shout very loudly for themselves with only a smattering of sharp and contemporary production gloss. This is the beginning of a whole new chapter for the dynamic duo. Rest assured, Miranda and Rex remain the greatest of friends and will be touring throughout the UK this Spring in support of the Watchmaker's Wife release in February. www.sykespreston.com

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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

on Fri, 9 Sep 2016 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman make perfect harmony with stunning singing and amazing guitar playing. They are BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016 Winners of Best Duo. Simply wonderful performances make this a night not to be missed. Supported by Gill & Bob Berry, organisers of Chippenham Folk Festival, Devizes Folk Club, and members of Tinkers Bag.Traditional singing at its best.

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Cahalen Morrison & Eli West

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

Doors 7:30pm, showtime 8pm The supremely talented Cahalen Morrison & Eli West return to the UK this September. In early 2015, Cahalen and Eli featured in the very first True North Music concert promotion and they wowed a sold-out room at the Greystones with their superb and distinctive blend of American roots music. Drawing on old time and bluegrass traditions but with their own particular twist, Cahalen and Eli serve up some of the best duo harmony singing you'll hear anywhere, along with gorgeous picking on mandolin, guitar and clawhammer banjo, classy original songwriting and a sprinkling of classic old time country covers and traditional tunes. They have three outstanding albums to their credit and have toured extensively over the last five years, with fans and collaborators including such luminaries as Tim O'Brien, Bruce Molsky, Kris Drever and Dirk Powell. These guys are a class act!

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Fairport Convention

on Fri, 9 Sep 2016 at Ashill The Barn at Square and Compass 7:30pm

Restaurant from 7pm, booking essential. Camping + camper vans in venue field, booking required c/o 01823 480467. Hot Dogs served at half time in venue. ALL STANDING CONCERT. NO REFUNDS UNLESS CONCERT IS CANCELLED. (PLEASE NOTE EARLY DOORS)

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Martin Carthy

on Fri, 9 Sep 2016 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:30pm

The Kalamazoo tips its hat this autumn to cream of the crop. Welcome to a season of stellar gigs featuring the finest folk musicians of our time and beginning tonight with the guv'nor, the man who set the bar. Is there a more revered performer than this legendary artist who has been at the top of his game for 55 years ? Inspired by Lonnie Donegan's Rock Island Line as a kid, Carthy's career began in the early-60s folk revolution - a "magic, fantastic" time, he says - when another young singer called Bob Dylan dropped in on the London clubs and struck up a friendship Now, at 75, and still relentlessly touring, Carthy comes laden with awards and an honour from the Queen. Forty albums feature his solo work and partnerships with Steeleye Span, the Albion Band, Dave Swarbrick, his wife Norma Waterson and daughter Eliza. Innovative, highly influential, and with acclaim that goes far beyond the folk world, Q magazine described him thus: "Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all."

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Mawkin

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

www.mawkin.co.uk Great Folk Band. Supported Bellowheads final tour. + Great local singer Sam Scherdel

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Mawkin

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

www.mawkin.co.uk Great Folk Band. Supported Bellowheads final tour. + Great local singer Sam Scherdel

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Tales And Witchcraft And Wonder With Inkubus Sukkubus And Friends (c06)

on Fri, 9 Sep 2016 at Gloucester Blackfriars Priory 8:00pm

Acoustic set of folkloric songs covering subjects such as shape-shifting, river goddesses, witches and local mythology by Inkubus Sukkubus and friends (inkubussukkubus.com), plus folk tales of Gloucestershire by storyteller Kirsty Hartsiotis. The pure sounds of Inkubus Sukkubus and spine-tingling tales will be an evening of pure magic in the setting of Blackfriars Priory. This is a fundraising event for Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust. There is a booking fee on this event.

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Saltburn Folk Club Presents: Michelle Holding & Bonz

on Fri, 9 Sep 2016 at Saltburn by the Sea Golf Club 7:15pm

Michelle Holding sings traditional and contemporary British and American songs, playing guitar, banjo and concertina. Blessed with a striking and distinctive voice, she performs with passion and sensitivity. Her accompanist Bonz, a talented multi-instrumentalist, plays dobro, banjo and harmonica, and provides harmony vocals when with Michelle. Supported Ian Wright - a local artist with a melodic finger picking style and a large repertoire of contemporary songs.

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Songs Of Separation

on Fri, 9 Sep 2016 at London Kings Place 9:15pm

In June 2015, ten of Scotland and England's leading female folk musicians joined forces to explore the rich musical, cultural and linguistic heritage of the two countries. What emerged is one of the landmark collaborative folk albums of recent years, Songs of Separation. Songs of Separation is an outstanding collaboration between ten of Scotland and England's leading female folk musicians. Devised and recorded in just six days, on the fairytale Hebridean Isle of Eigg, the musicians explored the rich musical heritage of the two countries, drawing on their respective and collective musical experiences and crafting something both new and very special. Celebrating the similarities and differences in our musical, linguistic and cultural heritage, and set in the context of a post-referendum world, the work aims to evoke emotional responses and prompt new thinking about the issue of separation as it occurs in all our lives. The collection of traditional and original songs aims to get to the heart of what we feel when we are faced with a separation; linking us both to previous generations who shared the same human experiences and responses to separation, and to generations that will follow. The horizons of the project are already evolving and speak as much about connection, as they do about separation. The album was launched in January 2016, with a sell-out tour and received exceptional reviews from the music press and musicians alike. Opportunities to experience Songs of Separation performed live are rare... and unmissable. A richly evocative and quietly provocative collection of traditional and newly composed songs, the artists behind this album include two of the most celebrated contemporary voices on the UK folk scene, England's Eliza Carthy (fiddle, percussion) and Scotland's Karine Polwart (tenor guitar, Indian harmonium); two boundary-breaking Scots, Mary Macmaster (harp) and Kate Young (fiddle); Hannah James (accordion, percussion), Hazel Askew (flute, melodeon, harp) and Rowan Rheingans (banjo, fiddle, viola) from the award-winning English ensemble Lady Maisery; Jenn Butterworth (guitar) and Jenny Hill (double bass), brilliant backline players who have worked across both the English and Scottish trad scenes; and Hannah Read (fiddle, guitar), a New York-based musician and singer who spent much of her childhood on the Isle of Eigg.

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Flamenco Express @ The Courtyard

on Fri, 9 Sep 2016 at London Court Yard Theatre London 7:30pm

The Flamenco Express 20th Anniversary Tour steams on mercilessly with another power-packed showcase of the fiercest form of human expression yet devised.. Featuring this month's star guests Alejandro Molinero, and master of gypsy song Pedro Sanz - both international artists in high demand across the globe. Alejandro Molinero An uncompromising dynamo of rhythmic technique and soul, depicting our dilemmas and striving to turn fear into hope. Pedro Sanz Acknowledged heir to the legends of flamenco song, and custodian of its future. A lyrical virtuoso, lifting the audience above pain and care, and the dancer above the stage as if on wings. 'Pedro Sanz offered an intense, evocative solo...'. VIVIEN SCHWEITZER. New York Times 2008 La Joaquina Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. Recent Collaborations 'Spaces in Between' 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco. Principle soloist 'Splinter In The Flesh' with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron "Leading the dancers, La Joaquina, tiny, urgent and intense, explored a vast emotional vocabulary, and juxtaposed vulnerability and tenderness with violence and aggression. Her feet rattle off tempestuous beats, her sinewy arms snake angrily and her taut body is totally driven by her feelings. Wild and untameable, there is certainly no empty prettiness in her dance." - Emma Manning. The Stage Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen and studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. " Staffordshire Post. Reviews "This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina" Time Out "Forget the sterile, regimented flamenco so often served up to tourists: this was the real thing, and to say that it packed a punch is an understatement" South Wales Evening Post " Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores. " - Dance Europe "An unforgettable evening." - Anglo Spanish Journal

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Flamenco Express @ The Courtyard

on Fri, 9 Sep 2016 at London Court Yard Theatre London 7:30pm

The Flamenco Express 20th Anniversary Tour steams on mercilessly with another power-packed showcase of the fiercest form of human expression yet devised.. Featuring this month's star guests Alejandro Molinero, and master of gypsy song Antonio el Pola - both international artists in high demand across the globe. Antonio el Pola Known for over twenty years as a formidably talented singer dedicated to the purest flamenco, Antonio El Pola has grown to fill the greatest stages of the world, performing with legends such as Paco de Lucia, Juan El Camas, Concha Vargas, Antonio Moya, Juan Castor, Juana Amaya, Javier Cruz, Joselito Fernandez, Soraya Clavijo, Miguel "El Funi," Manuel de Anustias, José de la Buena, Guillermo Mansano, Maria Pena, Jesus de la Frasquita, brothers Paco and Juan del Gastor, Luis Peña, and Javier Heredia. To name but a few. Alejandro Molinero An uncompromising dynamo of rhythmic technique and soul, depicting our dilemmas and striving to turn fear into hope. Winner of 1st prize for choreography for Flamenco & Spanish Classical dance at Real Conservatorio. Residencies with Ballet National de Espaňa, Compania de Javier Latorre y Shoj Kojima, Compania de Jean Albert Cartier - 'Europa Dance'. Guest soloist for Compania de Carmen Canteroand Javier Latorre's production 'Amores de Solana'. Partner with Concha Jareňo in Casa Patas in Madrid, also in San Paulo & Olinda, guest choreogragher and teacher for Teal Conservatorio. La Joaquina Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. Recent Collaborations 'Spaces in Between' 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco. Principle soloist 'Splinter In The Flesh' with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron "Leading the dancers, La Joaquina, tiny, urgent and intense, explored a vast emotional vocabulary, and juxtaposed vulnerability and tenderness with violence and aggression. Her feet rattle off tempestuous beats, her sinewy arms snake angrily and her taut body is totally driven by her feelings. Wild and untameable, there is certainly no empty prettiness in her dance. - Emma Manning. The Stage Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen and studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. " Staffordshire Post. Reviews This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina Time Out Forget the sterile, regimented flamenco so often served up to tourists: this was the real thing, and to say that it packed a punch is an understatement South Wales Evening Post Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores. - Dance Europe An unforgettable evening. - Anglo Spanish Journal

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An Evening With Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

on Sat, 10 Sep 2016 at Rishton Cricket Club 7:00pm

The most sought after duo on the English Folk and Roots scene, Miranda and Rex create a musical partnership made in heaven. As a central component of Show of Hands, Miranda has a spine-tingling voice, whilst Rex is one of the finest mandolin players in the UK. Their latest release, The Watchmaker's Wife, was met with rave reviews and their popularity as a duo is increasing rapidly.

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Mawkin @ The Cumberland Arms!

on Sat, 10 Sep 2016 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) 7:00pm

In 2015 Mawkin delivered their self-produced and critically acclaimed album 'The Ties That Bind'. Their 'unapologetically energetic' approach and DIY ethic surprised critics, fans and welcomed new audience members describing them as a 'modern day Fairport'. With a host of rebel rousing folk songs and instrumentals the band modernise traditional folk material with their own touch and have since excited audiences with their artillery of loud, boisterous, foot stomping live sets. Critics of the album suggested that Mawkin might fill the 'Bellowhead shaped hole' so it seemed only natural to support them on their farewell tour of 2016 amongst a flurry of key festivals and UK tour dates. The band members have a wealth of other musical experience between them with brothers David and James's involvement with Eliza Carthy and Norma Waterson, Jim Moray, Topette!, and the two providing stand-in support for members of Bellowhead. Nick Cooke is Kate Rusby and False Lights' melodeon player, is a professional mastering engineer and has worked with some of the most iconic producers in our lifetime. Lee Richardson, who's former background was in dance music, is an award winning producer of TV, advertising and trailer music. The band's line-up is: James Delarre: Vocals, Violin David Delarre: Vocals, Guitar Nick Cooke: Melodeon Danny Crump: Bass Lee Richardson: Drums 'Masculine, Muscular Folk Quintet' - The Independent 'A Gutsy re-working of Traditional Songs' - The Guardian 'Unconditionally Mighty' - MOJO 'Invigorating, Highly Inventive' - Q Magazine 'Unapologetically Energetic' - Songlines Magazine 'A wholly edgier version of folk' - Cambridge News 'The Pogue-ish sound that resides in young men's heads' - The Independent We've got a great local support band too! The Big Blue! Fiona Finden (violin and vocal), Stuart Finden (bouzouki), Brian Bell (bass guitar), Simon Stephenson (guitar and vocal) and Aiden Finden (mandolin) form 'The Big Blue'. Fiona, Stuart, Brian and Aiden play in foot stomping celidh band 'Whapweasel'. Simon plays in folk duo 'Birze'. The band shows a meeting of creative musical minds with a mission to be radical with traditional tunes and songs. Expect the unexpected! https://www.facebook.com/thebigblueband/ Doors 7pm Support 730 - 815pm Mawkin - 830 - 10pm

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Mawkin @ The Cumberland Arms!

on Sat, 10 Sep 2016 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) 7:00pm

In 2015 Mawkin delivered their self-produced and critically acclaimed album 'The Ties That Bind'. Their 'unapologetically energetic' approach and DIY ethic surprised critics, fans and welcomed new audience members describing them as a 'modern day Fairport'. With a host of rebel rousing folk songs and instrumentals the band modernise traditional folk material with their own touch and have since excited audiences with their artillery of loud, boisterous, foot stomping live sets. Critics of the album suggested that Mawkin might fill the 'Bellowhead shaped hole' so it seemed only natural to support them on their farewell tour of 2016 amongst a flurry of key festivals and UK tour dates. The band members have a wealth of other musical experience between them with brothers David and James's involvement with Eliza Carthy and Norma Waterson, Jim Moray, Topette!, and the two providing stand-in support for members of Bellowhead. Nick Cooke is Kate Rusby and False Lights' melodeon player, is a professional mastering engineer and has worked with some of the most iconic producers in our lifetime. Lee Richardson, who's former background was in dance music, is an award winning producer of TV, advertising and trailer music. The band's line-up is: James Delarre: Vocals, Violin David Delarre: Vocals, Guitar Nick Cooke: Melodeon Danny Crump: Bass Lee Richardson: Drums 'Masculine, Muscular Folk Quintet' - The Independent 'A Gutsy re-working of Traditional Songs' - The Guardian 'Unconditionally Mighty' - MOJO 'Invigorating, Highly Inventive' - Q Magazine 'Unapologetically Energetic' - Songlines Magazine 'A wholly edgier version of folk' - Cambridge News 'The Pogue-ish sound that resides in young men's heads' - The Independent We've got a great local support band too! The Big Blue! Fiona Finden (violin and vocal), Stuart Finden (bouzouki), Brian Bell (bass guitar), Simon Stephenson (guitar and vocal) and Aiden Finden (mandolin) form 'The Big Blue'. Fiona, Stuart, Brian and Aiden play in foot stomping celidh band 'Whapweasel'. Simon plays in folk duo 'Birze'. The band shows a meeting of creative musical minds with a mission to be radical with traditional tunes and songs. Expect the unexpected! https://www.facebook.com/thebigblueband/ Doors 7pm Support 730 - 815pm Mawkin - 830 - 10pm

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Hannah Johnson & The Broken Hearts

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Without wading in the quagmire of debate about what is and what defines 'Americana Music', The Broken Hearts seek to reveal the music that used to be called 'Country' in the impassioned era of Honky Tonk: when musicians sought only to play the best music possible and get folks up dancing. The material is a celebration of Honky Tonk, classic 'old' country, western swing, blues and standards with original songs written in these genres. With Green Note favourites The Toy Hearts on hiatus, we are excited to welcome this new Johnson family project to the Green Note stage! The Broken Hearts features: Stewart Johnson / Steel Guitars Simon Smith /Double Bass Chris Shirley or Howard Gregory /Guitar (Chris is the guitarist with 'King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys', Howard is the guitarist with 'The Steve Gibbons Band', both have served 'time' in early Toy Hearts line-ups) Hannah Johnson fronts the band on lead vocals, guitar and mandolin

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Skabretta

on Sat, 10 Sep 2016 at Cheshunt Country Club 8:00am

Skabretta supported buy Longshot Rides Again, a night of full on ska, rocksteady and reggae with two top quality bands in a superb venue.

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Roddy Woomble Performing 'my Secret Is My Silence'

on Sat, 10 Sep 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

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Mad Dog Mcrea

on Sat, 10 Sep 2016 at Taunton Rugby Football Club 7:30pm

Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and 'shake your ass' music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. Mad Dog Mcrea are coming to Taunton for another great night of music and fundraising for local charity Taunton Association for the Homeless!

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Dacorum Folk Festival Evening Gala Concert

on Sat, 10 Sep 2016 at Boxmoor Fishery Wharf Cafe 6:30pm

After three very successful years, Dacorum Folk Fest is becoming a firm fixture in the local music calendar. An exciting partnership with Boxmoor Folk and Roots means that the festival is back in 2016, bigger and better than ever before.

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Rockin' Deke Rivers And The Jitters

on Sat, 10 Sep 2016 at Bishop Wilton Hall 7:30pm

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The Bookshop Band

on Sat, 10 Sep 2016 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Our Saturday night literary festival headliner is The Bookshop Band! More details very soon!

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David Hughes & Edwina Hayes

on Sat, 10 Sep 2016 at Maldon The Sunny Sailor 7:30pm

A stunning combination of talent, wit and humour from two outstanding songwriters. David Hughes has toured the UK and Europe with Bert Jansch, Pentangle and Fairport Convention. Well-known for his rhythmically-percussive finger-style guitar playing and sharp wit "Dry as tinder and more observant that Jodrell Bank" (Q Magazine) led to David being a regular feature on BBC Radio 4's 'Loose Ends' with the late Ned Sherrin. Complimenting him perfectly, Edwina Hayes is 'the sweetest voice in England' according to Nancy Griffith who also recorded the title track of Edwina's album, 'Pour Me A Drink'. Bringing a gentle-folk Americana to the stage she has opened numerous shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison as well as touring the UK with Fairport Convention. She has also toured with prolific artists from Loudon Wainwright to Gretchen Peters. Together David and Edwina provide a great evening of stylish songwriting and congenial warmth.

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Lost Horizons Presents Lucy Ward

on Sat, 10 Sep 2016 at London The Albany, Great Portland Street, London 7:30pm

Whether performing solo or with her band, Lucy Ward's brand of nu-folk must be heard. Her songs are always thought provoking and delivered with a passion and sincerity that, married to her amazing, attention grabbing, stage presence, makes her one of the most exciting and compelling acts on the music scene With support from the ever exciting James O'Hara-Knight and George Frakes, two of London's finest young singer songwriters Music 8.15pm-11.30pm Doors7.30pm

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Lost Horizons Presents Lucy Ward

on Sat, 10 Sep 2016 at London The Albany, Great Portland Street, London 7:30pm

Whether performing solo or with her band, Lucy Ward's brand of nu-folk must be heard. Her songs are always thought provoking and delivered with a passion and sincerity that, married to her amazing, attention grabbing, stage presence, makes her one of the most exciting and compelling acts on the music scene With support from the ever exciting James O'Hara-Knight and George Frakes, two of London's finest young singer songwriters Music 8.15pm-11.30pm Doors7.30pm

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Namvula

on Sat, 10 Sep 2016 at London Kings Place 5:00pm

Fusing the folk and urban traditions of her Zambian homeland and her Scottish roots with London's eclectic music scene, Namvula blends African sounds and rhythms with Latin, jazz and folk into uplifting and emotive songs. Crossing boundaries with a refreshing honesty and evocative lyricism, Namvula's music transports listeners into different worlds, whilst staying firmly rooted in African soil. One of the few Zambian artists performing in Europe, Namvula has collaborated and shared the stage with artists including legendary South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela, multi-award winning Zambian singer Maureen Lilanda, and sitarist Anoushka Shankar. She is also working with some of the UK's most respected African, jazz and folk musicians. Her previous album Shiwezwa was selected in the 2014 Top 100 by the Sunday Times. At this Kings Place Festival concert Namvula will also play music from her new album, yet to be released, which she has been working on while in Africa this year. 'A true Original' ★★★★ The Guardian

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Shout Collective Pres' Oysland

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

THE SHOUT COLLECTIVE PRESENT A KOOL KRAZY KOSHER PARTY LIVE ON STAGE OYSLAND Floorfiling, tuchas-shaking blend of Yiddish tradition and worldwide modern influences On the Decks: THE SHOUT COLLECTIVE Spinning the best selection of blues, soul, funk, Balkan, klezmer & global sounds Come down to the atmospheric and friendly Jamboree bar for our Shout Collective party with live music from the very wonderful Oysland. Digging deep into the roots of Eastern European Jewish klezmer and infusing it with all kinds of contemporary influences, this London based band have built up quite a reputation as a formidable live force, bringing the party spirit with their ultra-danceable mix of wild percussion, violin and clarinet, all topped off with soul-stirring vocals. https://oysland.bandcamp.com/ Around the band's live sets, 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 keeping the dancefloor busy, adding some Yiddish and Balkan sounds to their usual mix of blues n grooves http://www.chillifried.com/the-shout-collective.html#sthash.6LF62Kld.dpb

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Cahalen Morrison & Eli West

on Sun, 11 Sep 2016 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Cahalen Morrison & Eli West are, simply put, two of the most innovative and subtle roots musicians playing today. Their music draws from old folk sources, but it sounds vibrantly alive. Cahalen Morrison writes songs that sound like a Cormac McCarthy novel: simple, beautifully crafted, and seemingly formed from raw natural elements. Eli West brings jagged, angular arrangements based in bluegrass and old-time, but refracted through a 21st century lens. Like Ansel Adams' photography, their music is instantly accessible and built from the simplest materials, but at the same time seems to transcend its base fundamentals. Together, Cahalen and Eli tap the root of the old country and bluegrass duets. As the sparse landscapes of Cahalen's vocals reflect the warm glow of Eli's voice, it's clear that this duo was made to sing together. As the great Tim O'Brien says: 'The duet of Cahalen Morrison and Eli West suggests the infinite possibilities in sound, texture, and mood contained in a pair of voices and a couple stringed instruments. Counterpoint is the thing here. Eli's guitar and bouzouki bravely lean out over the ledge of Cahalen's solid banjo and mandolin superstructure. Eli's voice softens Cahalen's knife edged tone. They seem to look both within and without as a writer, Southwest native Cahalen often stands on the line between sea and shore in his lyrics, while Eli, from the Pacific Northwest sings more of the prairie and the barroom. There's a lot of faith and conviction that underpins these very able musicians. Their disarming reinvention is sly, brand new, and yet somehow ancient. Music like this doesn't come along very often.'

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Will Mcnicol, Chris Woods, Elliott Morris

on Sun, 11 Sep 2016 at Bournemouth Trouville Hotel 7:00am

This is a celebration of modern guitar. Three brilliant performers play a set each showing their amazing technical prowess.

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Will Mcnicol, Chris Woods, Elliott Morris

on Sun, 11 Sep 2016 at Bournemouth Trouville Hotel 7:00am

This is a celebration of modern guitar. Three brilliant performers play a set each showing their amazing technical prowess.

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Roy Bailey

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ---------------------------------------- For 50+ years, Roy Bailey has been one of the UK Folk & Acoustic scene's most loved and admired performers. From his early days performing skiffle in student union bars, to his love of traditional songs and the stories they tell, onto developing a unique repertoire of songs of dissent and hope, he has performed on stages, TV and radio all over the world. In 2000 he was awarded an MBE for Services to Folk Music an Award he later returned in protest at the Government's Foreign Policy. In the 1970's Roy joined forces with Tony Benn to present their show 'The Writing on the Wall' for which the duo won Best Live Act at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2003. Now with more than 50 years as a performer, Roy is as compelling, entertaining, thought provoking and moving as ever before. Colin Irwin writes of Roy's new CD 'Below the Radar' as being so impeccable it must surely merit consideration as the best thing he's ever done. (fRoots June 2009) as powerful as anything I'd heard by The Clash it was Roy's voice, the strength of it and the compassion in it. Billy Bragg Roy represents the very soul of folk's working class ideals a triumphal homage to the grass roots folk scene as a radical alternative to the mainstream music industry. MOJO He has been described in the GUARDIAN as being the possessor of one of the finest voices in the folk world and has a large, widespread and very loyal following worldwide. Roy has worked with many different people throughout his career and can count many well respected people, from all walks of life, among his enthusiastic supporters: TONY BENN: "...the greatest socialist folksinger of his generation" UTAH PHILLIPS: "I've long wanted to share a stage with him" (Vancouver Folk Music Festival) MARTIN CARTHY: "...he is very exciting to play for because he is so strong" KAREN TWEED: "... there's so much to be learned from Roy Bailey in the music that we do" Introducing Roy at his highly successful Royal Albert Hall concert in 1998 CHRIS SMITH, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, described Roy as "one of folk music's finest performers and one of the world's best carriers of the people's message." Roy has also pursued a distinguished academic career. He has lectured in Universities and Colleges in Britain, Germany, Belgium, the USA, Canada and Australia. He has now retired from academic life and is an Emeritus Professor of Sheffield Hallam University. In 1989 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). www.roybailey.net

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Victor Brox

on Sun, 11 Sep 2016 at Hope Old Hall Hotel - tea rooms 7:30pm

Victor Brox is a British blues musician from Manchester, England. He has been described by Jimi Hendrix and Tina Turner as their favourite white blues singer. Now well into his 70's Victor gives a powerful performance. Info call 07913331078 www.folkandblues.club

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Reg Meuross

on Sun, 11 Sep 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8:00pm

Award winning singer songwriter Reg Meuross is touring solo with new album "December". Reg is a true modern day troubadour - commenting on life as he sees it, with some of the most beautifully disarming songs and lyrics ever written. As FolkWords says, his songs are 'the hinges upon which swing the doors of perceptive English folk'. In this tour Reg will be playing all 10 songs from the new album as well as unfolding stories and characters from his 10 previous albums. www.regmeuross.com https://soundcloud.com/regmeuross/the-day-she-never-cried My Name Is London Town https://youtube/2V4F3-oPOsg "The gentle enchantment and genius of Reg Meuross" David Kidman, Fatea Magazine "...sounds like a forgotten, American 60s classic with echoes of Dylan, Tom Paxton & Leonard Cohen" Robin Denselow, The Guardian "Meuross, quite simply, is one of the best" Malcolm Carter, Pennyblack Music

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Hungrytown

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

After more than a decade of world-wide touring and three album releases, Hungrytown have earned a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting: Lyricist Rebecca Hall is credited with compositions that sound as timeless as any traditional songs (Northern Sky) while producer/multi-instrumentalist/husband Ken Anderson is lauded for his remarkable affinity for instrumental embellishment (No Depression) and for crafting Hungrytown's gorgeous vocal harmonies (Folk and Roots). Hall and Anderson met in New York City, where they had already been performing regularly - Hall as a jazz singer, and Anderson as a drummer for a variety of garage bands. Their introduction to folk music came later, when a close friend - who died young due to a tragic misdiagnosis - entrusted to them her collection of 1960s folk albums and her guitar (which has since been featured on all of their albums). Inspired by the grit and true-to-life experiences she heard in these traditional ballads, Hall was inspired to write the lyrics that later became her first songs, aided by Anderson's flair for musical arrangement. In the winter of 2003, the duo quit their boring desk jobs, moved to the green hills of Vermont, and decided to pursue a full-time career as touring musicians. TwickFolk friend Jeni Hankins (Jeni & Billy) is a fan: "There were many times that my hair stood on end while listening to Further West" (their latest CD).

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Hungrytown

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

After more than a decade of world-wide touring and three album releases, Hungrytown have earned a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting: Lyricist Rebecca Hall is credited with compositions that sound as timeless as any traditional songs (Northern Sky) while producer/multi-instrumentalist/husband Ken Anderson is lauded for his remarkable affinity for instrumental embellishment (No Depression) and for crafting Hungrytown's gorgeous vocal harmonies (Folk and Roots). Hall and Anderson met in New York City, where they had already been performing regularly - Hall as a jazz singer, and Anderson as a drummer for a variety of garage bands. Their introduction to folk music came later, when a close friend - who died young due to a tragic misdiagnosis - entrusted to them her collection of 1960s folk albums and her guitar (which has since been featured on all of their albums). Inspired by the grit and true-to-life experiences she heard in these traditional ballads, Hall was inspired to write the lyrics that later became her first songs, aided by Anderson's flair for musical arrangement. In the winter of 2003, the duo quit their boring desk jobs, moved to the green hills of Vermont, and decided to pursue a full-time career as touring musicians. TwickFolk friend Jeni Hankins (Jeni & Billy) is a fan: "There were many times that my hair stood on end while listening to Further West" (their latest CD).

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Leveret

on Sun, 11 Sep 2016 at Topsham Matthews Hall 7:30pm

Leveret's music is firmly rooted in the English tradition but sounds fresh and new with original settings of ancient tunes sitting alongside new compositions by some of today's finest tunesmiths in the folk field. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron are each regarded as masters of their instrument. Concert starts at 8.00pm

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Transylvania

on Sun, 11 Sep 2016 at Southampton Brook 7:30pm

If a band could storm the stage with a single beat that would be Transylvania and the core of what Transylvania means is best summed up by its slogan .... "Damn Fun" when you experience the band live all your senses explode! It's a riot of sound visuals and massive stage performance. We'll rock you with core sounds from our culture mixed with the sounds of today. Steaming bass, massive melodies a unique groove and a vibe that you will not, cannot resist. With a blast of fresh air comes Transylvania a band quite unlike anything that comes before it, genuinely from Transylvania (Romania), the band centres around the dual talents of Konstantin Zgomot and Vlad Damien whose deep roots in Transylvania are best explored separately. Their repertoire with an array of awesome acoustic musicians draws on their roots but with red hot beats and samples provided by ultra producer Konstantin, you'll be driven along a Balkan highway to the dance floor and will find them quite irresistible, perhaps when you read on you might guess why! On guitar and vocals we have Vlad, his deep vocal groove defining a sound and drawing you hypnotically into his dance floor lair. Above all its damn fine music for a great time for everyone that loves a great groove and as the bands motto goes 'Damn Fun' at its heart. Live the band kicks up a storm and in recorded form they draw on a multitude of great musicians in fact both live and recorded its breath taking .... Live you'll also enjoy original one hell of a show with full original visuals and video mixes.. You'll hear a little of the vibe of Shantel here, "wicked " rhythms and melodies from the Bukovina region but in a way never heard before. Dare you go a little deeper into the legend, the sound, all that is in the "heart" of what is Transylvania... one album in and another in the studio .. hell yeah! Already booked for Boomtown Fair & Maui Waui Festivals this Summer, make sure you check them out. Now working alongside top record producer, actor and singer-songwriter Simon Britton who has sold over 50 million worldwide and John Moon. Their latest CD 'MR VLAD' is out now. http://www.transylvania.cc https://www.facebook.com/transylvania.group https://twitter.com/transylvania_cc https://soundcloud.com/transylvania-group https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJROQ8kt30F8hGrJuRT9ndw/videos?&ab_channel=TransylvaniaGroup

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O''hooley And Tidow @ The Vic

on Sun, 11 Sep 2016 at Ynys Mon Gwesty Victoria Hotel 8:00pm

Owen's gigs and Byd Mawr bring the popular Yorkshire duo back to North Wales..their last two gigs with us sold out completely so remember to get your tickets in! O'Hooley & Tidow are regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo). Their forthcoming new album Shadows (released at Cambridge Folk Festival Summer '16) is the follow up to groundbreaking album The Hum, which earned them a place in Mojo's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2014 and a nomination for 'Best Duo' in last year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of heart. * * * * * The Guardian 'Formidably brilliant.' Independent 'Brave, beautiful and full of love.' Martin Simpson 'In the leading ranks of the new wave of folk music aristocracy.' Tom Robinson, 6 Music

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Ama Bazar

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ama Bazar is a collective of highly diverse musicians based primarily in London. Their vibrant performances revolve around a love of folk dance and song, from many corners of the world - klezmer to flamenco, tango to manouche. They have a bright, positive & energetic edge, experimenting with layering up of different dance rhythms, lush harmonies and evocative melodies - taking the audience from fiery footstamping beats to ambient melancholic soundscapes. Led by clarinettist, singer and composer Alice Mary Williamson their warmly eclectic and embracing ethos is strongly reflected in the international and versatile mix of musicians who play with the group. The trio tonight comprises Alice Mary Williamson (voice, clarinet), Anisa Arslanagic (viola & violin) and Jorge Bravo (guitar). Their musical backgrounds are a mixture of classical, jazz, tradition/folklore and flamenco, and their cultural heritage a mixture of British, Croatian, Bosnian and Chilean. They have each played in prestigious venues around the UK such as the Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Koko, Royal Festival Hall; Womad, Wilderness Glastonbury, and Secret Garden Party festivals; on TV, film and radio soundtracks and live shows including BBC and Channel 4; and in some of the most renowned venues, theatres and festivals throughout Europe. amabazar.co.uk

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Cooper & Bolton At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 11 Sep 2016 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Pete Cooper has long been recognised as one of the top fiddle players on the London scene. When he teams up with cellist Richard Bolton the result is simply exquisite. They explore dance tunes from English and other folk traditions, sing British and American folk songs and present exciting new pieces of their own. 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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Boo Hewerdine

on Sun, 11 Sep 2016 at Kingston Upon Thames Ram Jam Club 7:30pm

Boo Hewerdine is well known as one of the greatest (and busiest) songwriter performers in the business, but incredibly, it's been 7 years since Boo released his last studio album of original material. Not that Hewerdine has been inactive, far from it, the period has been the most productive of his career. Hewerdine wrote lyrics and played on over 30 new recordings by and with other artists during the period including the acclaimed 2014 album (Vagabond) and 2015 EP (Back The Dogs) with Scottish singer Eddi Reader, Last Man Standing Ep (2015) with Kris Drever of Lau and Duke Special. Reveal Records compiled the first document of his career to date with a fine Best of compilation My Name In Brackets and swiftly followed that with an album of lost recordings found in a box! This album was Open which received five star reviews and was number 5 in the Telegraph Albums of The Year 2015 Boo Hewerdine - The Year That I Was Born https://soundcloud.com/tomreveal/boo-hewerdine-the-year-that-i-was-born-born-ep-2016

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Blick Bassy

on Sun, 11 Sep 2016 at London Kings Place 1:30pm

Blick Bassy presents songs from his album Akö. Written and sung in Bassa, one of some 260 spoken languages in Cameroon and accompanied by a unique ensemble of guitar, banjo, cello and trombone Akö's eleven sparklingly original tracks are a musical revelation. Remarkable then, to consider that these are recordings that were never intended for release. Bassy's original idea was to get together with the cellist Clément Petit and trombonist Fidel Fourneyron to record a few songs in homage to his longtime hero Skip James. By chance, the studio they hired was directly below the offices of Nø Førmat!, the innovative French label run by Laurent Bizot, who happened to hear the results of this unlikely yet inspired musical alchemy. As Laurent relates, 'when I heard the first song Aké, I was stunned. It sounded like a dream, so light, a voice floating in the sky. Production was minimal but bold and the music had a feel not often heard with African songwriters. They had taken risks they probably wouldn't have done if the music was meant for release. The lack of budget, the time restraints and the restriction to three musicians has conjured something entirely unique and very fresh. Exactly what I like!

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Rachael Dadd

on Sun, 11 Sep 2016 at Cardiff The Castle Emporium 7:00pm

Fizzi presents Rachael Dadd (AV Show) plus support from Albatross Archive more TBA Sunday 11th September 2016 *BRING YOUR OWN BOOZE* The Castle Emporium, Cardiff 18+ / 7:00pm / £6adv Tickets available from: SeeTickets.com WeGotTickets.com Ticketweb.co.uk Spillers Records 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 Bold Bristish art-folk songstress Rachael Dadd tours latest album 'We Resonate' with brand new live animation this summer. Well established in the world of alternative folk after touring extensively throughout the EU, UK and Australia and Japan, performing at Glastonbury, End of the Road, Green Man and endless more events. Her delicate yet powerful voice has been put to record three times now and received support on the airwaves from Radio 1, Radio 2, Xfm, 6 Music, France Musique as well as publications Uncut, Line of Best Fit and Fruk. The whimsical songwriter Rachael Dadd has just released her strongest and most impacting body of work into the public sphere and is available to stream HERE. Two years in the making 'We Resonate' out on Talitres (UK/EU) and Sweetdreams Press (Japan), is an uplifting celebration of life, that takes one on a journey of feelings, reflection and simultaneously gargantuan joy. This record is also by far her most collaborative. It sees Rachael joined by Laura Marling's sideman Marcus Hamblett, Japanese multi-instrumentalist Ichi, as well as memebrs of Alessi's Ark, Rozi Plain, This is the Kit, Sons of Noel and Woodpecker Wooliams. Rachael's live show will be accompanied by an animated video created by visual artist, Emerging Excellence Award winner and sibling Betsy Dadd which is available as a teaser: https://youtu.be/hKX8gjPCqgw More info and videos: https://yuppiesmusicdotcom.wordpress.com/artists/rachael-dadd/?preview_id=240&preview_nonce=652f0dcbe1&preview=true Bold art folk accomplished fusion of words, acoustic strumming and wild percussive textures. Albatross Archive is an eclectic duo of keys and drums based in Cardiff. Originally based around pianist/vocalist Richard Jackson's solo material, their sound continues to evolve, with jazz percussion and live electronics complimenting subtly dramatic songwriting. Their songs are centered around themes of self-acceptance, personal struggles, and emotional release through introspection. Known for their technically demanding live shows, typically accompanied by live animated visuals, they have supported the likes of Manu Delago, Gulp and Cymbals. Their most recent release 'Ribcage', which was funded through winning The Big Gig 2014, was described by Pure Magazine in their four-star review as richly entertaining, immersive and evocative, laced with hints of jazz, soul, and a little synth-pop.

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Danny & The Champions Of The World

on Mon, 12 Sep 2016 at Guildford Boileroom 7:00pm

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Nashville In The Round

on Mon, 12 Sep 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

A taste of Nashville comes to the UK in September 2016. Nashville in the Round will comprise three Nashville resident and wonderful female voices performing together and individually whilst supporting each other. An evening in the style of the Nashville's famous Bluebird Café as Sarah Darling, Jenn Bostic and Kyshona Armstrong come together. Over her career Sarah Darling has released several albums with 1/2 a million downloads and over 80 Grand Ole Opry appearances. Jenn Bostic's song Jealous of the Angels was playlisted on BBC Radio 2, and after a live performance on BBC Breakfast it went #1 in the UK. Kyshona Armstrong has a natural gift for using music to tap into emotion. Her latest album, 'Go', shows off vocal stylings which are reminiscent of Aretha Franklin, Etta James and Al Green.

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De Temps Antan

on Mon, 12 Sep 2016 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

It takes a special blend of musical flair to create memorable songs of yesteryear! Songs with a hint of contemporarydosed with uncontrolled laughter, deep- rooted couplets and sudden, impromptu shiftsthat speak to familiar rhythms of the past. Welcome to the original musical stylings of De Temps Antan! Combining tradition with contemporary flair, this "power-trad" trio showcase the very best that traditional Quebecois music has to offer. Formed at a time when all three were members of La Bottine Souriante, Éric Beaudry, André Brunet and Pierre-Luc Dupuis have been exploring and performing time-honoured melodies from the stomping grounds of Quebec's musical past since 2003. Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and a number of other instruments, these three virtuosos blend boundless energy with the unmistakable joie de vivre found only in traditional Quebec music. In an explosion of violin, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and foot tapping.. De Temps Antan propels folk to a whole new level. A definite invitation to celebrate, with non stop songs, jigs, foot-tapping and reels!

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Amy Wadge - Album Launch

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Grammy winner, Amy Wadge, is one of the UK's most prolific contemporary songwriters.She has accumulated numerous cuts and has co-written both for and with established and emerging artists alike, amongst them: Janelle Monáe, Keith Urban, James Blunt, Ben Haenow, Jamie Lawson, Birdy, Marlon Roudette, Mahalia, Jasmine Thompson, Dua Lipa, Zak Abel, Aquilo, Ms. Dynamite, Anne Marie, Shannon Saunders, Una Foden, The Shires, Lewis Watson, Jason Mraz, Little Mix, the list goes on.Amy's most notable success to date comes from her long established writing partnership with, Ed Sheeran. Thinking Out Loud, was the third single from Ed's second album, the triple Grammy nominated, X, (Multiply). It went to No. 1 in the UK chart in November 2014 after spending 19 weeks in the Top 40, breaking the record for the longest ever ascent to the peak position. The track went platinum later that month and returned to the No. 1 spot for a second time in December 2014. In June 2015, it became the first track ever in the history of the UK Charts to remain in the top 40 for a whole year and has subsequently become a multiplatinum selling, global hit. In February 2016, the track won two Grammys at the 58th Recording Academy Awards Ceremony, 'Song of the Year' and 'Best Pop Solo Performance'. Amy and Ed have known each other since he was seventeen. Together, they co-wrote his early EP, Songs I Wrote With Amy and a number of other songs including, Gold Rush, which featured on the deluxe edition of Ed's, multi-million selling, debut album, +, (Plus). Amy also co-wrote the track, Even My Dad Does Sometimes, on the deluxe edition of X. Amy first came to prominence as a singer songwriter in her own right.Having moved from her hometown of Bristol to study in Wales, she found herself at the heart of a hugely dynamic music scene, twice winning Best Female Artist at the Welsh Music Awards. The first time she did so, she won ahead of Charlotte Church and the second, ahead of Cerys Matthews! Amy toured the length and breadth of the UK, across Europe, in the US and Down Under, releasing five solo albums, various EPs and three collaborative albums with other artists along the way. Amy continues to tour regularly.

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John Jones And The Reluctant Ramblers

on Mon, 12 Sep 2016 at Ledbury Royal Oak Hotel 7:30pm

John Jones, lead singer of Oysterband, comes to Ledbury as part of his "Hereford 100" walking/music tour in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. John and his band 'The Reluctant Ramblers' are joined by Benji Kirkpatrick (Bellowhead) and Boff Whalley (Chumbawamba). See www.jj-rr.org/walks-in-2016 for further information.

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Will Pound's Harmonica Masterclass (beginner)

on Mon, 12 Sep 2016 at Kenilworth The Tree House Bookshop 6:00pm

Will Pound is widely regarded as one of the finest harmonica players of his generation. Alongside being a three-time nominee for BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician Of The Year, he has held the accolades of FATEA Instrumentalist of the Year (2013, 2014) and Spiral Earth Magazine Musician Of The Year (2015). He has appeared on TV & Radio many times including appearances on BBC Breakfast, BBC2, Radio 2, MTV, Radio 1xtra to name but a few. We are thrilled that, as part of our festival programme, Will Pound will be offering insights into the art of harmonica playing, with two separate sessions for beginner and intermediate players. * Please note this event is the BEGINNER workshop. The INTERMEDIATE workshop will take place on Tuesday 13th September 2016

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Hatful Of Rain

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

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Hatful Of Rain

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

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All Our Exes Live In Texas

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- catch them before they're famous and only perform for royalty and astronauts The Brag Soaring vocal harmonies, tight melodiesleft the audience in total adoration - The Music All Our Exes Live in Texas is a fantasy draft of some of Australia's finest singer-songwriters - Elana Stone, Katie Wighton, Hannah Crofts and Georgia Mooney here combining in four-part indie-folk heaven. A powerhouse of harmonies, charm and songwriting prowess, the Exes are truly the most badass girl folk group ever! Having toured with the likes of The Backstreet Boys, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats and Passenger, the Exes are also Aussie festival darlings. They have played all the top festivals from Woodford Folk Festival to Sydney Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival and beyond. Join them as they commence their UK assault!

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Will Pound's Harmonica Masterclass (intermediate)

on Tue, 13 Sep 2016 at Kenilworth The Tree House Bookshop 6:00pm

Will Pound is widely regarded as one of the finest harmonica players of his generation. Alongside being a three-time nominee for BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician Of The Year, he has held the accolades of FATEA Instrumentalist of the Year (2013, 2014) and Spiral Earth Magazine Musician Of The Year (2015). He has appeared on TV & Radio many times including appearances on BBC Breakfast, BBC2, Radio 2, MTV, Radio 1xtra to name but a few. We are thrilled that, as part of our festival programme, Will Pound will be offering insights into the art of harmonica playing, with two separate sessions for beginner and intermediate players. * Please note this event is the INTERMEDIATE workshop. The BEGINNER workshop will take place on Monday 12th September 2016

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Crh Music Presents Sari Schorr And The Engine Room

on Wed, 14 Sep 2016 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

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Tir Na Nog

on Wed, 14 Sep 2016 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

Legendary Irish Duo Leo O'Kelly & Sonny Condell are two of the most original and influential songwriters and performers Ireland has ever produced. Their guitars wind and mesh gorgeously together, their voices likewise; nor can they be separated for the quality of their songwriting. As good as anything Ireland's produced in the past four decades. Age 14+ with adult // 16+ without

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My Darling Clementine

on Wed, 14 Sep 2016 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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Sally Barker & Sarah Allen

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sally Barker & Sarah Allen Whether singing the songs of Sandy Denny in the reformed Fotheringay, as a member of revered fem-folk group The Poozies, a solo artist supporting Bob Dylan, Robert Plant and Richard Thompson or Tom Jones' finalist on BBC TV's The Voice Sally Barker brings any song gloriously to life. A singer/songwriter whose back catalogue encompasses folk, jazz, blues and soul, she reduced Sir Tom Jones to tears as he mentored her through to the final of The Voice 2014. She remains fiercely independent and true to her craft as she presents songs from her new 'Love Rat' ep alongside those from albums 'Maid in England', 'Another Train' and Youtube favourites 'Dear Darlin' and 'To Love Somebody' a truly captivating performer as much at home in a folk club as on national television. "Sally changes the atmosphere in a room when she sings" (BBC Radio 2's Chris Evans). www.sallybarker.co.uk Sally is joined tonight by flute and accordion maestro Sarah Allen, a founder member of the highly acclaimed and award-winning flute-based Anglo-Irish folk band, Flook. Flook have toured the world for the past 20+ years promoting their 3 highly acclaimed albums and invigorating the folk scene with their mix of traditional tunes with contemporary beats.. Sarah, who also toured with The Waterboys, was previously with The Barely Works, The Happy End, BIGJIG and Oysterband. www.flook.com

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Robin Hoare Band + Grey Cooper Blues Experience

on Wed, 14 Sep 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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Sally Barker & Sarah Allen

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sally Barker & Sarah Allen Whether singing the songs of Sandy Denny in the reformed Fotheringay, as a member of revered fem-folk group The Poozies, a solo artist supporting Bob Dylan, Robert Plant and Richard Thompson or Tom Jones' finalist on BBC TV's The Voice Sally Barker brings any song gloriously to life. A singer/songwriter whose back catalogue encompasses folk, jazz, blues and soul, she reduced Sir Tom Jones to tears as he mentored her through to the final of The Voice 2014. She remains fiercely independent and true to her craft as she presents songs from her new 'Love Rat' ep alongside those from albums 'Maid in England', 'Another Train' and Youtube favourites 'Dear Darlin' and 'To Love Somebody' a truly captivating performer as much at home in a folk club as on national television. "Sally changes the atmosphere in a room when she sings" (BBC Radio 2's Chris Evans). www.sallybarker.co.uk Sally is joined tonight by flute and accordion maestro Sarah Allen, a founder member of the highly acclaimed and award-winning flute-based Anglo-Irish folk band, Flook. Flook have toured the world for the past 20+ years promoting their 3 highly acclaimed albums and invigorating the folk scene with their mix of traditional tunes with contemporary beats.. Sarah, who also toured with The Waterboys, was previously with The Barely Works, The Happy End, BIGJIG and Oysterband. www.flook.com

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Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club, Cheshire

on Thu, 15 Sep 2016 at Ellesmere Port The Whitby Club 7:00pm

BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and Horizon winners Russell and Algar are a dynamic young duo that has taken the folk and acoustic world by storm in the last five years. Ciaran is a champion fiddle player who teamed up with Greg having met on the folk festival scene with our very own Wirral Folk Festival being instrumental in that regard. With Greg's powerful guitar and superb singing they are sure to attract another bumper audience. Please book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

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Robin Williamson

on Thu, 15 Sep 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Leveret

on Thu, 15 Sep 2016 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Leveret features three of England's finest folk musicians in an exciting new collaboration. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron are each regarded as masters of their instrument and are involved in numerous collaborations with a huge range of artists. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity. Leveret's music is firmly rooted in the English tradition but sounds fresh and new, with original settings of ancient tunes sitting alongside new compositions by some of today's finest tunesmiths in the folk field. Their music is not arranged at all in the conventional sense: instead it is played entirely in the moment, combining consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity in a sound which feels both timeless and contemporary. The material may come from archive sources and manuscripts, but there is nothing academic or historical about the sound: it's warm, listenable, engaging and refreshing.

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Rebecca Loebe + Robert Vincent

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ten years ago REBECCA LOEBE quit her job as a recording studio engineer to pursue a career as a full-time touring songwriter. Since then she has performed an average of 150 shows per year in 42 states of the US and a dozen countries (and counting!). Along the way, she has won prestigious songwriting awards including the Kerrville New Folk Award, represented the folk music community as a contestant on the first season of NBC's The Voice and given creativity and performance workshops in the US, Europe and Japan. She is currently working on her fourth full-length studio album and is returning to Europe for her third tour in three years! On her last tour of The Netherlands, in the spring of 2015, she performed the Townes Van Zandt Classic "If I Needed You," as the invited guest of Johan Derksen. She returns this fall for her third European tour in as many years. ROBERT VINCENT is an award winning singer songwriter from Liverpool. He is currently supporting Paul Carrack​for the third time on his full UK tour and has been receiving rave reviews. It comes as no surprise therefore that the legendary Bob Harris​ has joined the ranks of his admirers. Having seen him play live at an event called Bluebird at the Bluecoat ​which brought the legendary Bluecoat Cafe from Nashville to Liverpool, Bob invited Robert to record one of his Under The Apple Tree Sessions​in his home studio and also for his Radio 2 ​show. Clearly this consolidated Bob's admiration for this talented musician as he recently awarded Robert the prestigious and first ever Bob Harris emerging artist award ​for Americana UK ​describing him asabsolutely magnetic​. Bob said: I am so impressed with Robert's music. Strong songs laced with blues and country. He is the real deal. Vincent credits his influences to his upbringing where his formative years were spent listening to his father's collection of Emmylou Harris​, Charlie Rich ​and Waylon Jennings albums and his older brothers introducing him to Pink Floyd. These ​early influences can be detected in Vincent's own story telling style of songwriting. He stirs a range of emotions with songs that, although often melancholic, are never maudlin, the memorable melodies leaving you feeling uplifted. Vincent mixes Folk, Rock and Country, employing piano, strings and howling pedal steel against a gravel washed Richard Hawley vocal. A young man filled with dreams, regret and shocking talent, giving his all. Now is his time **** (Mojo) A thoroughly modern piece of country rock 4/5 (Q Magazine) It's not often I go out and say to try a new artist but on this one occasion it is something I recommend (Brian Case, Lifebegins)

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My Sweet Patootie

on Thu, 15 Sep 2016 at Southwell Library 7:00pm

My Sweet Patootie is contemporary roots and ragtime at its best; bringing tight harmonies, monstrous guitar, sizzling fiddle and percussion together in one perfect package. Founded in 2007 by Canadian Folk Music Award winners Sandra Swannell and Terry Young, My Sweet Patootie 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.

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My Sweet Patootie

on Thu, 15 Sep 2016 at Southwell Library 7:00pm

My Sweet Patootie is contemporary roots and ragtime at its best; bringing tight harmonies, monstrous guitar, sizzling fiddle and percussion together in one perfect package. Founded in 2007 by Canadian Folk Music Award winners Sandra Swannell and Terry Young, My Sweet Patootie 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.

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Steve Knightley

on Thu, 15 Sep 2016 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:00pm

Steve needs no introduction as a great singer/songwriter. Next April he will be filling The Albert Hall once more as one half of 'Show Of Hands' but he also loves our intimate venue with great acoustics. It will be his third visit. Another attraction is our excellent bar with guest beers.

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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band

on Thu, 15 Sep 2016 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

Cosmic country blues

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Orkney Blues Festival 2016 - Concert With The Jeff Jolly Band

on Thu, 15 Sep 2016 at Stromness Town Hall 7:00pm

A family friendly concert at Stromness Town Hall, with The Jeff Jolly Band, and support from The Driftwood Cowboys. Locals artists Andrew Taylor and Douglas Montgomery will also be collaborating a support piece for the evening. From San Fransisco, USA, The Jeff Jolly Band are a dynamic duo who have shared the stage with folk like James Brown, Little Feat, David Crosby, Los Lobos, George Thorogood and Brian Setzer to name a few. Following a tour of France and Germany will be heading up to Orkney to perform at the festival. They are currently on their 6th studio album which will be released this summer and promises to be an exciting mix of Roots, Rock and Soul. The refurbished town hall is a converted church found in the centre of Stromness, just minutes from our other festival venues, and has a capacity of over 200 persons. We're excited to add this venue to our festival weekend for the second year. Some say that the best acoustics in Orkney can be found within. Join us for an unforgettable start to Orkney Blues Weekend. Find out more at www.orkneyblues.co.uk Family Friendly Event - all age groups are welcome, although anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over. BYOB - There is no bar available due to licensing restrictions at The Town Hall, so please bring your own food and refreshments! Alcohol is available at nearby shops and any person aged over 18 is welcome to bring alcohol to the concert.

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Orkney Blues Festival 2016 - Concert With The Jeff Jolly Band

on Thu, 15 Sep 2016 at Stromness Town Hall 7:00pm

A family friendly concert at Stromness Town Hall, with The Jeff Jolly Band, and support from The Driftwood Cowboys. Locals artists Andrew Taylor and Douglas Montgomery will also be collaborating a support piece for the evening. From San Fransisco, USA, The Jeff Jolly Band are a dynamic duo who have shared the stage with folk like James Brown, Little Feat, David Crosby, Los Lobos, George Thorogood and Brian Setzer to name a few. Following a tour of France and Germany will be heading up to Orkney to perform at the festival. They are currently on their 6th studio album which will be released this summer and promises to be an exciting mix of Roots, Rock and Soul. The refurbished town hall is a converted church found in the centre of Stromness, just minutes from our other festival venues, and has a capacity of over 200 persons. We're excited to add this venue to our festival weekend for the second year. Some say that the best acoustics in Orkney can be found within. Join us for an unforgettable start to Orkney Blues Weekend. Find out more at www.orkneyblues.co.uk Family Friendly Event - all age groups are welcome, although anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over. BYOB - There is no bar available due to licensing restrictions at The Town Hall, so please bring your own food and refreshments! Alcohol is available at nearby shops and any person aged over 18 is welcome to bring alcohol to the concert.

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Folklore Presents - Alright Ghandi / Ew Harris

on Thu, 15 Sep 2016 at London Aces & Eights 8:00pm

Alright Gandhi Alright Gandhi formed in Berlin 2014, a place where people from all across the world come to do whatever they feel and nobody minds. Rosa Gerhards (UK), Pietro Fornara (IT), Dominick Gray (US), and Kalle Enkelmann (DE) met each other in the chaos of underground jam sessions to play music on wild and crowded weekdays. The music invokes magical pop, world grooves, and positive music. In one line: music that likes to experiment, not experimental music. **** E.W. Harris E.W. Harris was born in the rubber capital of the world, lived for longest in the balmy South, but considers himself a native of no place more specific than America. A life long musician, he has recorded several albums with the bands The Eric Harris Group, Ghost Dad the Robot, and The Sky Captains of Industry. As a reluctant soloist he is currently engaged in a recording project entitled "ReEntry" in collaboration with the Saraz Entourage. He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY and is often spotted both on his own and in the company of other songwriters.

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Acoustic Movement Festival

on Fri, 16 Sep 2016 at Lytchett Matravers Halls Road Farm 12:00pm

The third Acoustic Movement Festival will take place in Lytchett Matravers on 16/17 September and will be a tented cafe style event promoting everything acoustic with a few wonky favourites. Tickets are £30 for the two days and include camping.

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Steve Knightley

on Fri, 16 Sep 2016 at Gotherington Prescott Clubhouse 7:00pm

Concert starts at 7.30pm. Doors/bar at 7pm, Unreserved seating. Prescott Clubhouse has its own car park.

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Forest Folk And Roots Present John Emil Montagnino + Support

on Fri, 16 Sep 2016 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

John Emil Montagnino, an accomplished singer/songwriter, guitarist, and a master of slide guitar, has delivered show stopping performances at major music festivals like the Telluride Blues and Brews Fest CO, the Leek Blues & Americana Festival UK, the Florida and South Florida Folk Festivals, the Decatur Blues and Bluegrass Festival GA, the Bangor On Dee Blues Festival UK and the Zoetemeer Blues Festival in the Netherlands. Equally adept with the acoustic Hawaiian lap steel guitar and Dobro, Emil first appeared on the South Florida music scene in 2000. Fans hear haunting, subtle hints of Delta bluesmen Son House and Blind Willie Johnson, but Emil ultimately creates a unique style all his own by integrating country blues, folk and bluegrass sounds into his repertoire.

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Forest Folk And Roots Present John Emil Montagnino + Support

on Fri, 16 Sep 2016 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

John Emil Montagnino, an accomplished singer/songwriter, guitarist, and a master of slide guitar, has delivered show stopping performances at major music festivals like the Telluride Blues and Brews Fest CO, the Leek Blues & Americana Festival UK, the Florida and South Florida Folk Festivals, the Decatur Blues and Bluegrass Festival GA, the Bangor On Dee Blues Festival UK and the Zoetemeer Blues Festival in the Netherlands. Equally adept with the acoustic Hawaiian lap steel guitar and Dobro, Emil first appeared on the South Florida music scene in 2000. Fans hear haunting, subtle hints of Delta bluesmen Son House and Blind Willie Johnson, but Emil ultimately creates a unique style all his own by integrating country blues, folk and bluegrass sounds into his repertoire.

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Soundbox Presents The Mischa Macpherson Trio

on Fri, 16 Sep 2016 at Chester The Lock Keeper 7:30pm

Upstairs at the Lock Keeper. Doors: 7.30pm Start: 8pm Mischa Macpherson Trio Stage time c. 9.15pm Support: Price & Jones; Eddie Ogle Parking: There are three car parks within a few minutes' walk: Delamere St (CH2 2AY) free after 3pm� Brook St (CH1 3HU) free after 3pm Frodsham St (CH1 3JJ) - pay & display after 6pm

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John Murry

on Fri, 16 Sep 2016 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

It's not easy to hold an unclouded mirror up to the world. The temptation to fog up truths or angle them in ways that are less painful is nigh irresistible. To look at things as they are - warts and all, good and bad - requires a brave heart and sturdy constitution. To then stir that honest stuff into songs that communicate successfully to others is rarer still. This is what Oakland, CA-based singer-songwriter John Murry does with clear-eyed, unsentimental efficiency. Cut from the same cloth as Elliott Smith, Lou Reed, Jeff Tweedy and Darkness On The Edge of Town-era Springsteen, Murry faces what he sees in the glass unflinchingly and then turns the mirror on us in ways that allow one to see their own reflection in sharper focus. He'll be joined for this duo show by Neil Quigley. 'I don't expect to hear a better album this year' - The Guardian Special guest is Nadine Khouri. Nadine Khouri is a musician and songwriter currently based in London. Influenced by dream-pop, film soundtracks and spoken-word, Khouri's sound has been described as a 'music born of perennial outsider status'. Noted by John Parish (PJ Harvey, Giant Sand) for her voice, Khouri was invited to sing on a track on his Screenplay LP and subsequently to record her forthcoming album with the producer in his hometown of Bristol. Sparse and minimal in its arrangement, the resulting album is a haunting collection of poetic and atmospheric meditations on loss and transformation, reminiscent of the dreamy alt-folk of Mazzy Star and Sparklehorse. 'Meditative, spectral dreamscapes... extraordinary voice: a fragile, sensuous instrument' - MOJO

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Chris Leslie Play St Helen's Alveston

on Fri, 16 Sep 2016 at Bristol St Helens Church, Alveston 7:30pm

Chris Leslie is playing a rare solo gig at St Helen's Church, Alveston on 16th September. Chris is a multi instrumentalist and singer-songwriter based in Oxfordshire UK, primarily known for the past seventeen years for his work with Fairport Convention. He has played and recorded with, amongst others: Steve Ashley, the Albion Band, Jez Lowe, Ian Anderson, Chris While and Julie Matthews, Whippersnapper, Alan Stivell, Feast of Fiddles and St. Agnes Fountain.

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Howden.live!! With The Creedence Collection.

on Fri, 16 Sep 2016 at Howden Working Men's Club 7:00pm

The most successful rock band in the history of American Music 1968-1972, led by John Fogerty, was Creedence Clearwater Revival with 15 singles, 12 in the USA top 20 and 10 hits in the UK John Fogerty still plays to packed theatres For almost two hours The Creedence Collection will play the very best classic rock, blues, rock n roll, country and swamp of Creedence Clearwater Revival and John Fogerty All the hits Proud Mary, Rockin all over the World, Bad Moon Rising, Fortunate Son, Have You Ever Seen the Rain and lots more This is what people are saying : ***** Absolutely brilliant night at Whitby Pavillion***** Just got home from a great night with these guys great sense of humourand fantastic music Great gig at Halifax Playhouse. Several friends will be disappointed to have missed this The CREEDENCE COLLECTION was born out of a Hull band, Mean Eyed Cat, famous on the local scene for playing their own unique swamp/country/ bluegrass versions of well- known rock and pop tunes. There was always a selection of Creedence hits in the set, so after the usual do you play any Queen the request for a Creedence song was always well received. Realising there was a taste for Creedence and Fogerty out there, Blako decided to go for it and create The Creedence Collection to share the best of Creedence Clearwater Revival and John Fogerty with the world. On guitar and lead vocals is Blako (Lynn Blakeston) who has been playing since he was 11. In the early '70s he was in the Hull band Uncle Sam, supporting Thin Lizzy, Chris Spedding, Hot Chocolate, The Hollies, The Merseybeats, Stealer's Wheel and many more. From the '70s and to this day he listens to and plays rock ' n' roll and country rock music from Creedence Cleerwater Revival and Chuck Berry to Crosby Stills and Nash, and the Eagles. He also plays the pedal steel guitar, which he has introduced into the Creedence set. Playing took him to Germany, Holland, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, Nashville, New York and the highlight, playing at The 1982 Country Music Festival at Wembley, where he shared the stage with Kris Kristofferson and Tammy Wynette. Over the years he has worked with J.D. Fontana (Elvis's drummer), James Burton (Elvis's guitarist), Chris Hillman (The Byrds), Chas and Dave, Albert Lee (played guitar for everyone!), Al Perkins (Eagles, Rolling Stones, Emmy Lou Harris, and more), B.J. Cole (the pedal steel 'guru'), Sonny Curtis (guitarist and songwriter with Buddy Holly) Tommy Allsup (the one who didn't get in the plane with Buddy Holly), Walter Trout, Wilco Johnson, Steve Harley, Roy Wood and many more The Band Blako tempted Kev Reynolds to join him from London where he was established as a music producer and session musician and had worked with many famous names including Chas 'n' Dave and Lindisfarne. He is a massive Fogerty fan and plays electric guitar. Coming in on acoustic guitar and mandolin is Tony (TP) Patrick who played formerly with David Hemingway (Beautiful South). On drums, spotting the likeness between Hull's Martin Hyde and Fogerty's drummer, Kenny Aronoff, Blako signed him up double quick when he realised Martin had actually worked with Aronoff! Luckily Martin is a great drummer in his own right.It all went downhill from there when TCC wanted to recruit a bass player who would join in with our jokes. The phrase careful what you wish for, springs to mind, as Dave Jeffo arrived for audition with all the songs note perfect and a wacky sense of humour. Dave's greatest hits include working with many well-known 60's and 70's chart bands and drinking tea. That just left the keyboard slot and with an eye for the new world of gender equality, decided to add a female to the group. Luckily Anita can multi-task, as women do playing keyboards, electric violin, mandolin, accordion (not all at the same time) and is also a dab hand on the sound desk.

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Emma Ballantine

on Fri, 16 Sep 2016 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

The new Comfy & Acoustic nights ! 3 fantastic acts, 1 bookshop with wine. Artist details soon. Doors at 7pm. Stage times: Edi Johnston 8.00-8.35 Amelie McCandless 8.50-9.30 Emma Ballantine 9.45-10.35 Bookshop bar open with hot and cold drinks, beer and wine plus cake. Www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk

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Gill Sandell

on Fri, 16 Sep 2016 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

A widely known singer/songwriter and guitarist in her own right, Gill also plays accordion, piano and flute - and sings backing vocals - as a part of Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo, as well as playing regularly with other musicians and bands. Her lyrical modernist folk conceals a dry wit and some darkly complex and carefully nuanced songwriting. She manages what might, on paper, seem impossible by balancing subtlety with a knack for coming up with melodies that stay with the listener long after the music has finished. Gill grew up in Hertfordshire, England, and comes from a musical family. Classically trained in piano and flute, she studied music to degree level at Bretton Hall in West Yorkshire. After moving to London, she played keyboards alongside friends and bandmates in Blusher (the band was managed for six months by Ricky Gervais, before he decided his future lay elsewhere) and, at the same time, she was developing her accordion skills with Timothy Victor's Folk Orchestra. Over the last dozen or more years Gill has recorded and gigged with Magoo (on keyboards, flute and accordion) and with Chris T-T, and now also plays accordion and other instruments with Buzzard Lope. She played on a number of 'Peel Sessions' for the late great John Peel, with Magoo, Chris T-T and The Broken Family Band. Gill's very fine debut album 'Tarry Awhile' was released in 2010 and described as A sweet and tender album. A rare beauty. Her second album 'Light The Boats', released in September 2013, which build on the style and excellent reception of the first album, also received great praise (This is gorgeous, what a beautiful record. ~ Bob Harris). The latest album, 'Songs Of Our Years', is her best yet according to Folk Radio UK - "Songs Of Our Years is an understated gem of an album whose quiet introspection is tempered with an abiding optimism; it's a rare blend and something to be treasured. Her attention to detail marks Gill Sandell out as one of the best singer/songwriters on the contemporary folk music scene and the contributing musicians bring out all the nuance and subtlety of the material with performances and arrangements that are always compelling. Don't let this one pass you by". Gill will be playing in Kemsing with Anna Jenkins on violin/viola and Jo Silverston on cello, both of whom feature on her three albums. These musicians are able not only to recreate but also to enhance the mesmerising beauty of Gill's music in a live setting. This is a group that deserves and should receive a much wider exposure.

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Goat Roper Rodeo Band

on Fri, 16 Sep 2016 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery 8:00pm

For the launch of their new LP Cosmic Country Blue The Goat Roper Band are returning to the scene of many epic gigs, the lovely View Two Gallery in Mathew St, Liverpool, ably supported by Hanks Company Band and hosted by The Southbound Attic Band.

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Billy Mitchell

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

www.billymitchell.co.uk Renowned North East Singer. Lindisfarne/ Pitmen Poets / The Lindisfarne Story etc etc

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Billy Mitchell

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

www.billymitchell.co.uk Renowned North East Singer. Lindisfarne/ Pitmen Poets / The Lindisfarne Story etc etc

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Mosi Conde

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Spectacular Jawdropping Performance DJ Ritu Mighty Russ Jones Hackney GlobeTrotter Really Lovely Live Session BBCR3 World on 3 It's that time again when Green Note welcomes back 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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Kindest Of Thieves Plays Cafe#9

on Fri, 16 Sep 2016 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

Kindest of Thieves is Christopher J Fox, Writer, Musician, Singer, Guitarist & One Man Band. Fox blends elements of Rag Time, Swing, Early Jazz, Gypsy, Early Blues, American Folk, and an array of roots music stylings with a truly modern and unique treatment. ​ Using this as the canvas for this lyrics, Fox spans the human condition to write songs that sound timeless yet absolutely new.

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Helter Skelter With Hallouminati + Jenny Wren And Her Borrowed Wings

on Fri, 16 Sep 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Gypsy, Punk, Ska, Greek, Ragga, Jazz, Rhythm'n'Blues ay Jamboree... Over the last couple of years Hallouminati have been carefully blending their unique and high octane Gypsy/ Punk/ Ska/ Greek/ Ragga/Jazz Mash-up and sweating it out for all to hear. Mixing the gritty realms of skankin' ragga punk with traditional Greek rembetiko vibes, they're throwin' deranged beats for a unforgettable live show. Having played Bestival, Boomtown and all manner of shanty town festivals, right to busking the Olympics, Amsterdam and squats all over the Netherlands, Hallouminati have been fine tuning a sound adaptable to everything and anything; from the midnight guerilla dancefloors of gypsy nights up and down the country to the soundtrack of a champagne-doused ballroom soiree. Jenny Wren and Her Borrowed Wings play textured, low-down R & B with an old soulfulness and a winning shimmer.

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Double Bill From Wren Music

on Fri, 16 Sep 2016 at Exeter Cygnet Theatre 7:30pm

The opening concert in this third season of Double Bill, a collaboration between Wren Music and Cygnet Theatre, is a sparkling evening of tunes from the incomparable Jon and Alfie, with support from one of Wren's community folk choirs: Voices in Common: East Devon. Led by Sarah Owen.

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Tribute To Giorgio Gomelsky With The Alan Glen/john O'leary Band And Guests

on Fri, 16 Sep 2016 at Richmond Crawdaddy Club 8:00pm

A special evening in memory of Giorgio Gomelsky, the founder of the Crawdaddy Club in 1962 who passed away earlier this year. He was a true visionary of his time having discovered and managed both the Rolling Stones and The Yardbirds. We'll have a fantastic band led by Alan Glen (Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero) and a number of very special guests including Top Topham, a fonder member of The Yardbirds, Don Craine (Downliners Sect) Peter Hammerton (The Others) Ali Maas, Terry Marshall and Bob Hokum.

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My Sweet Patootie In Concert With Very Special Guest Richard Knott

on Fri, 16 Sep 2016 at Wigan Parish Church 7:00pm

For our first of the Autumn / Winter season we are very pleased to have this top Canadian band for their only north west gig. My Sweet Patootie is contemporary roots and ragtime at its best; bringing tight harmonies, monstrous guitar, sizzling fiddle and percussion together in one perfect package. Founded in 2007 by Canadian Folk Music Award winners Sandra Swannell and Terry Young, 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. Their vintage-style song writing is rooted in folk, americana and jazz; heavily influenced by the likes of Chet Atkins, Lenny Breau, Les Paul & Mary Ford and the Andrews Sisters. Tickets are £14 in advance and £16.50 on the night. As always they will be from the following: Email: dt.cartlidge@gmail.com Call: 01942 824291 Online: http://www.wegottickets.com/acousticroots In person: Symphony Music, Market Street, Wigan, WN1 1HX

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Thamesmead Arts Festival 2016

on Sat, 17 Sep 2016 at London The Link 7:00pm

Thamesmead Arts Festival invites you to a celebrate and explore the area's unique character in a weekend of extraordinary events produced in collaboration with the local community and some of London's best artists and creative organisations. Book tickets here to guarantee entry to events. Events take place at the following venues: The Link Belvedere Road Thamesmead London SE2 9BS Crossness Pumping Station Belvedere Road Thamesmead London 
SE2 9AQ

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Lazlo Baby.

on Sat, 17 Sep 2016 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:00pm

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Roddy Woomble And Band - 'my Secret Is My Silence' 10 Year Anniversary Tour

on Sat, 17 Sep 2016 at Leeds The Wardrobe 7:30pm

Roddy will be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of his debut solo album 'My Secret is my Silence' with this special UK tour. The album debuted at number 1 in the UK folk charts back in 2006 and was highly praised with a 5* review in the Sunday Times. It was through word of mouth though that the album became something of a 'cult classic'. Naturally, the album will feature in the night's show alongside some of his other favourites. More info at www.mrkite.org

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Police Dog Hogan

on Sat, 17 Sep 2016 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

If you read the Guardian or the Daily Telegraph or if you travel with Rough Guides or watch TV ads then you probably know several of this extraordinary band. Tim Dowling (banjo), for example, writes a very popular, and totally hilarious, weekly column in the Guardian's Saturday supplement while the other Tim (Jepson mandolin) is a former Telegraph travel columnist who has several Rough Guides to his credit and affable and entirely eccentric frontman, James Studholme, runs one of the country's leading film production companies and produced that wonderful John Lewis Christmas ad. This group of London media friends got together out of a joint love of American music and as the BBC's Johnnie Walker says they create 'a really good, fun time'. With 8 members in the full line-up and instruments including guitar, accordion, banjo, mandolin, fiddle and trumpet, Police Dog Hogan draw their influences from many different wells. You could call it Americana, country-folk, folk-pop or even urban bluegrass, but it's difficult to do justice to the sheer range of styles this band is willing to take on and, if necessary, transform. 'Police Dog Hogan were good actually, they were excellent.' The Sunday Times 'One of our favourite new bands.' The Telegraph 'A great set' Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones at Bush Hall, London

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Howden....live!!

on Sat, 17 Sep 2016 at Howden The Shire Hall 2:30pm

Confirmed acts so fat: Derrin Nauendorf, Paul Liddell, Stony, Joe Solo, more to announced.......

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An Audience With Phil Beer

on Sat, 17 Sep 2016 at Hernhill Village Hall 7:00pm

Phil Beer is considered to be the most notable ambassador for acoustic roots music, "a dazzling instrumentalist" who can turn his hand to any stringed instrument conceived and across any genre. This talent combined with his rich vocals means that at an audience with Phil Beer you can expect a glimpse into a world where folk, blues and hymns combine with stories and lyrics inspired by the sea, the West Country and a lifetime spent in music. All this makes for a show that's really worth seeing. Phil Beer is the multi-instrumental half of the west countryʼs award winning acoustic duo, Show of Hands, described as a true craftsman, a master musician and consummate performer. With a professional career of over 36 years, Phil has a great deal of material to draw on for his solo appearances. All are songs and music of memory and significance sung in the subtle and melodic Phil Beer style and interjected with musings and amusings to an almost personal audience. It is a treat of past and current favourites from one of the most popular musicians on the acoustic circuit.

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Stick In The Wheel

on Sat, 17 Sep 2016 at Whitby Rifle Club 7:30am

Stick In The Wheel - Award winning London folk group - their most Northerly gig yet ! Plus support - to be announced.

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Mark Harrison @ Wychwood Folk Club

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

Sat 17th September Mark Harrison @ Wychwood Folk Club + Support by Farmer John The Swan Inn, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AY Tickets £6.00 in advance £8.00 on the door Start 8pm.Doors 7.30pm Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@gmail.com Mark Harrison belongs to the kind of songwriters who are able to convey contemporary stories of life using classic musical elements and thereby bridging the gap between music from the early 20th and early 21st century. 'He is an excellent and expressive vocalist and a tremendous resonator guitar player as well as being a terrific songwriter who tells a variety of stories.' 'Mark Harrison has a refreshing and totally individual style.' 'A high quality artist who has developed his own style, one that includes a strong bluesiness, a powerful folksy feel and, strangely, a little of the laid back feel you might expect from music made somewhere such as the Caribbean' 'I really love that good timey old timey feel' - Mike Harding 'His music is both beguiling in content and authentic in tone' - The Blues Magazine 'Gives tremendous value at his gigs' - Maverick magazine Farmer John is to the Wurzels what George Martin was to the Beatles. He is the 6th Wurzel. The Wurzel that never was He has been entertaining for over 60 years, inspired by Adge Cuttler, Farmer John has been keeping the Wurzel's name alive and well (although most of them are still alive and well) A West Country humourist who is in great demand (especially by his missus when there's washing up to be done) www.wychwoodfolkclub.com www.wegottickets.com/wychwoodfolkclub http://www.markharrisonrootsmusic.com/

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Tir Na Nog

on Sat, 17 Sep 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Giles Hedley

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- GILES HEDLEY: Clyde Stubblefield, James Brown's legendary drummer, once told Giles "you're the funkiest singer I've heard in Europe". Giles has been singing roots blues, ragtime and gospel across UK and Europe since the sixties. His huge voice, driving slide, ragtime and electric guitar, and his harmonica playing (sometimes two at once, nose and mouth) match the passion and fire of his Delta blues heroes - in the 70s he opened for both Son House and Fred McDowell on UK visits. He's a regular on blues festival and club circuits in England and the continent, both solo and with his band The Aviators, and has featured repeatedly on national radio in England and France. Since childhood, hearing the classic blues songs of Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey, the song and its feeling have been the real focus for Giles, although his playing is widely praised for its technique and authenticity. He says The great bluesmen of the past described themselves as blues singers, not musicians, and when asked to describe the blues, they talked about a feeling, not a musical form. For me the core of blues is sharing a feeling that everyone recognises in their guts. Perhaps that's why The Times's critic said He sings and a whole bar-room is rapt, and the French magazine Blues & Co described a recent set as Un moment de pur blues, fait d'émotion et de feeling which doesn't need translating! "a rich and powerful voice, mastery of acoustic and steel guitars and the extraordinary ability to play one harmonica with his mouth and another with his nose, simultaneously " Blues in Britain one hell of an entertainer one of Britain's foremost roots and country blues performers Blues Matters "authenticity is all ... Hedley clearly prefers the rough to the smooth" The Guardian "... a genuine hard-bitten bluesman ... a genius. Hedley makes his tight, measured blues look effortless, but this is virtuoso stuff." Oxford Mail "rocking country blues" Time Out

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Whiskey In The Jar

on Sat, 17 Sep 2016 at Sheffield The Merlin Theatre 7:00pm

Official Opening Night of the refurbished Merlin Theatre, a Nether Edge Festival event

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Mad Dog Mcrea @ Modbury

on Sat, 17 Sep 2016 at Ivybridge Modbury Memorial Hall 7:30pm

Saturday 17th September 2016 Modbury Memorial Hall Doors Open 7.30pm Band starts at 8.00pm Bar

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Charity Fundraising Concert In Memeory Of Caroline Fegan (nee Judge)

on Sat, 17 Sep 2016 at St Alabns Nicholas Breakspear School 7:00pm

A night to remember the enormous contribution Caroline Fegan (Judge), and her family made to the introduction and development of Traditional Irish Music in St.Albans, Newry NI, and much further afield, to celebrate her life and achievements. The evening will feature music from the award winning St.Colmcilles Ceili band, The musicians of the current St.Albans CCE music classs, and friends of the branch. Proceeds from the evening will be split between The music therapy charity and Newry Hospice.

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Charity Fundraising Concert In Memeory Of Caroline Fegan (nee Judge)

on Sat, 17 Sep 2016 at St Alabns Nicholas Breakspear School 7:00pm

A night to remember the enormous contribution Caroline Fegan (Judge), and her family made to the introduction and development of Traditional Irish Music in St.Albans, Newry NI, and much further afield, to celebrate her life and achievements. The evening will feature music from the award winning St.Colmcilles Ceili band, The musicians of the current St.Albans CCE music classs, and friends of the branch. Proceeds from the evening will be split between The music therapy charity and Newry Hospice.

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Rachel Sermanni

on Sat, 17 Sep 2016 at Kenilworth Castle 7:30pm

We are absolutely thrilled to welcome three of the most exciting names in contemporary British folk music to Kenilworth for a special evening of live music in the beautiful Tudor Stables at Kenilworth Castle. Headlining the event will be Rachel Sermanni. Described by The Observer as one of Britain's most promising Folk Artists, Rachel has toured extensively since the tender age of 18, and has played shows in Europe, Canada, Australia and even India. Her debut album, Under Mountains, was released on Middle of Nowhere Records and Rough Trade Records in September 2012 and her follow-up, Tied To The Moon, was released in July 2015 and exhibits her creative growth as she delves into a deeper, more rhythmic flavour of sonic poetry. Alongside these two studio albums, she has also released a live album (recorded in the Yukon, only 100miles south of the Arctic circle) and three EPs. Rachel's recorded material and live performances have attracted widespread critical acclaim from newspapers and music magazines such as NME, Clash and MOJO, the latter of which described her music as: minimal, murky, magnificent. Appearing alongside Rachel will be Luke Jackson, a singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent. Since the release his debut album in 2012, Luke has been on tour almost constantly, playing shows throughout the UK and Europe as a headliner as well as opening for folk luminaries such as Karine Polwart, Cara Dillon and Chris Wood. He has been nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and The Young Folk Category, and in 2014 he was declared Fatea's Male Artist of the Year. Luke has also attracted critical acclaim from a range of different sources, with Acoustic Magazine going so far as to describe him as an outstanding heir to the likes of Richard Thompson and Martin Simpson. Finally, kicking the evening off will be the wonderful Kitty Macfarlane. Kitty's debut EP, Tide & Time, was released in Spring 2016 and has received glowing reviews. Kitty has opened for the likes of Seth Lakeman and Blair Dunlop, and recently completed a successful tour with folk stalwarts Kathryn Roberts & Sean Wakeman.

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Before The Gold Rush @ The Slaughtered Lamb

on Sat, 17 Sep 2016 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

The finest folk and Americana live music night in London.

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Songwriting With Rachel Sermanni

on Sat, 17 Sep 2016 at Kenilworth Castle Room, Camden House 2:00pm

Prior to her headline performance at Kenilworth Castle, Rachel Sermanni will be offering budding musicians the chance to join her for an intimate songwriting workshop. Exploring and, hopefully, igniting playfulness, childishness and spontaneity, the workshop will bring focus to the process of creating material that has meaning to both writer and listener. This event will run from 2pm - 4pm

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New Roots Presents Ned Roberts/ Jack Harris/ Nic Dawson Kelly

on Sat, 17 Sep 2016 at London 14 Bacon Street 7:30pm

No 14 Bacon Street London E1 6LF Ph 07794 185086 Nearest tube Liverpool Street, 10 mins walk Nearest train Shoreditch (East London Line), 3 mins walk No 14 Bacon Street is a beautifully intimate living-room like 40 capacity roots music venue, a haven of peace and tranquility in the heart of the vibrant Brick Lane area. There isn't another venue like this in London, it's like stepping into a secret folk world, you'd never know the noise and bustle of busy Brick Lane was just thirty seconds from the door, it's a magical place... Ned Roberts is a wonderfully accomplished folk musician with a timeless quality to his sound. His perfectly balanced Laurel Canyon-esque songs delivered with a poetic turn of phrase, excellent musicianship and a perfectly judged vocal sensibility sit comfortably amongst the classics of the acoustic folk world. He recently released his debut album to rave reviews, recorded in L.A. and produced by Luther Russell (Noah and rthe Whale/ Richmond Fontaine), and completed a support tour with folk legend Anais Mitchell. 'Absolutely gorgeous stuff...one to really get excited about' Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music "...a warm treat. Roberts is a fine guitar picker, his melodies reminiscent of Leonard Cohen with lyrical nods to Bob Dylan, and his voice has echoes of Tim Hardin." Observer 4 stars. 'An understated gem' - The Independent on Sunday '...so gifted, possessing a fine ear for a tune and a real knack for storytelling..stunning'. 8/10 Uncut A firm favourite of the New Roots Sessions, JACK HARRIS was a South by Southwest showcasing artist at 17. He was the first international act to win the New Folk songwriting competition at The Kerrville Folk Festival, Texas- previous winners include Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett, Gillian Welch and Devon Sproule.. A virtuosic guitar player and wonderfully authentic folk singer and songwriter, he has shared the stage with everyone from Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick to Anais Mitchell and Jeffrey Foucault. Sheffield born, London based songwriter Nic Dawson Kelly' has been described by The Times as 'a visceral, compelling presence on the UK music scene', The Sun calls him 'one of the most distinctive British voices in years' and Q maintains his is 'a soulful take on some of the finest blues-folk around'. After sharing the stages with Laura Marling, Adele and Richard Hawley amongst others, Dawson Kelly has gone on to showcase his music extensively within the capital.

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Brooks Williams

on Sat, 17 Sep 2016 at Lechlade The Trout Inn 7:30pm

Internationally acclaimed singer and guitarist Brooks Williams in concert in the convivial atmosphere of The Trout Inn. A great opportunity to see and hear one of the best artists on the acoustic music scene.

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Tarantella Beats Party With Amaraterra

on Sat, 17 Sep 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

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

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Leveret

on Sun, 18 Sep 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Leveret features three of England's finest folk musicians in an exciting new collaboration. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron are each regarded as masters of their instrument and are involved in numerous collaborations with a huge range of artists. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity.

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Malcolm Bishop Band

on Sun, 18 Sep 2016 at Bournemouth Trouville Hotel 7:00pm

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Malcolm Bishop Band

on Sun, 18 Sep 2016 at Bournemouth Trouville Hotel 7:00pm

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Foreign Affairs

on Sun, 18 Sep 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

TwickFolk first encountered Foreign Affairs at the Village Pump Festival in 2014. A year later at the same festival, they'd made a massive leap forward, not only in musicianship but in life experience which has brought depth their songwriting and performance. Lawrence and Adam Purnell (accompanied in these videos by bassist Ben Sweeney) hail from Keynsham on the outskirts of Bristol. Lead singer Lawrence exudes a lot of Johnny Cash and a fair bit of Joe Strummer, along with a fine quiff and a great voice. Guitarist Adam makes their songs shine. There is a touch of classic rock & roll brother interplay of course, but it's the songs and the performance you walk away with.

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Foreign Affairs

on Sun, 18 Sep 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

TwickFolk first encountered Foreign Affairs at the Village Pump Festival in 2014. A year later at the same festival, they'd made a massive leap forward, not only in musicianship but in life experience which has brought depth their songwriting and performance. Lawrence and Adam Purnell (accompanied in these videos by bassist Ben Sweeney) hail from Keynsham on the outskirts of Bristol. Lead singer Lawrence exudes a lot of Johnny Cash and a fair bit of Joe Strummer, along with a fine quiff and a great voice. Guitarist Adam makes their songs shine. There is a touch of classic rock & roll brother interplay of course, but it's the songs and the performance you walk away with.

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Crh Music Presents Ren And Romeo

on Sun, 18 Sep 2016 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

Ren & Romeo Romeo Stodart of London's much loved brother/sister harmony rock n roll combo The Magic Numbers teams up with Salford singing sensation Ren Harvieu for a rare performance comprising material from their respective back catalogues, debuting absolute gems from their recent songwriting partnership & a few interesting reinterpretations of some choice classics. This is a unique show not to be missed.

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Baladi Blues Unplugged Guy Schalom & Magdy Tewfik

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Urban Egyptian dance music from percussionist Guy Schalom and Egyptian quarter-tone accordionist Magdy Tewfik. Guy Schalom, described as one of the most interesting and versatile percussionists working in the UK today (fROOTS) has been an ambassador of Egyptian Baladi music for well over a decade. He has released no less than eight albums with the renowned Baladi Blues Ensemble and even presented the popular BBC documentary Bellydancing and the Blues. Returning to the UK (following a string of sell out events this yeat), will be the acclaimed Magdy Tewfik playing a uniquely tuned Arabic quarter-tone accordion. Born in Cairo, Magdy Tewfik has been specialising in Egyptian accordion for over 40 years. He has worked with top dancers Sahar Hamdi, Zizi Mostafa and Lucy as well as singers Maher el Attar and Mohamed Abdel Motleb. Since relocating to Germany, he has worked with Sayed Balaha, Mahmoud Fadl and Nubian band Salamat. Relaunching Guy Schalom's latest CD (Baladi Blues Reloaded Vol 2), this event will be a rare opportunity to experience classic Egyptian Baladi as it was in its original context at close quarters! www.guyschalom.com

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Steve Ashley

on Sun, 18 Sep 2016 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

A masterful observer of the human condition with alluring, yet powerful songs on matters of consequence. By turns, warm, affectionate and then caustic, biting but never less than passionate. Steve is among our finest song writers.

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Two's Company - Go Together Tour

on Sun, 18 Sep 2016 at Cambridge CB2 Bistro 7:30pm

Young folk duo Two's Company bring their 'Go Together' album launch tour to Cambridge, where they first met. Playing a variety of traditional and original songs and tunes, Alice and David were finalists in the New Roots competition for young performers 2016 and winners of the Shrewsbury Folk Festival open mic competition in 2014. Doors 7.30pm, Music 8.00pm

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Mumbo-jumbo At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 18 Sep 2016 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Tonight is our contribution to the Stow Festival and we're gonna make sure the weekend goes out on a high. Eclectic Acoustic Vaudeville! Vocalist Oliver Carpenter was described as "The nearest singer to Tom Waits that we have" by Blues in Britain magazine teams up with bass player Chris Lomas and squeezebox maestro Phil Bond for an evening of kick arse blues, ska, swing and fun! 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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Double Bill: Ma Polaine's Great Decline / Peter Levics

on Sun, 18 Sep 2016 at Kingston Upon Thames Ram Jam Club 7:30pm

£6 adv. / £8 door. A superb night of original music continuing the long history of live music at the Grey Horse, Ma Polaine's Great Decline and Peter Levics play a double bill in The Ram Jam Club, the intimate venue at the back of the venue. Described as like a young Billie Holiday gate-crashing a Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones recording session, blues and roots duo Ma Polaine's Great Decline have a growing reputation as an unique and hard to pigeon hole act. Building on 2015's nomination as an emerging artist in the British Blues Awards, winning a Reveal Records emerging act competition, an international song-writing semi-final spot for Suffer It Well from 2013 EP of the same name, 2016 sees the release of Small Town Talk EP. https://youtu.be/i0FX_rlYswU http://www.mapolainesgreatdecline.com/ Roots Music Report "5 stars", "it's the singer's compelling and never overplayed delivery, however, that gives this set its sustained, just-under-the surface intensity". Blues And Soul Magazine "8/10", "Crying out to be used on sound tracks. A very cinematic sound.. The icing on the cake is their vocalist. Stunning singer Beth Packer is someone to get to know". Northern Sky Magazine: 4/5, "an utterly compelling soundscape", sounds like a young Billie Holiday gate-crashing a Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones recording session. Liverpool Sound And Vision: 9.5/10, "like some new wonderful step in evolution, an album of great warmth and heroic concealment", "the most complete and uniquely enjoyable of the year so far". --------------------------------------------------------- Peter Levics is violin and guitar duet of brothers Maris and Juris Peterlevics from Latvia, currently residing in London (UK). Combining classical and folk music elements with alternative/indie approach duo gets their specific mood through compositionally minimalistic expositions with overflowing catchy violin lines. Peter Levics debut EP "Proletariat sonatas" was released in 2012, of which Proletariat sonata Nr. 3 has been included in compilation LP Odyssey of Rapture vol 2 released by Mythical records (USA) in 2014. In the fall of last year German label Unperceived records released Peter Levics compilation album 12 months suites Pt.I, which contains three EP's named by autumn months. 12 Months Suites cycle most accurately could be described as musical diary, where musicians assemble their inspirations and emotions throughout the year. https://youtu.be/-yPaTI1G-LY https://soundcloud.com/peterlevics Each month in the cycle has a slightly different feel and each has its own charms at times bearing favorable comparison to Dirty Three (quite a compliment).

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Orkney Blues Festival - 2016 Finale

on Sun, 18 Sep 2016 at Stromness Hotel 7:00pm

The Orkney Blues Festival Finale brings together the main headlining acts of the festival weekend into one show-stopping performance. Gerry Jablonski Band Robbie Hill Band Tommy Bentz Band Jeff Jolly Band The event takes place upstairs in the Stromness Hotel Ballroom from 7pm on the Sunday Night of the festival. The hotel features two bars on the first floor, with bar meals served in the Hamnavoe restaurant. End the festival on a high note with the headliners. You'll find almost all our local artists also in attendance, along with our festival organisers and volunteers. This event ends at 0000 hours (midnight). More details can be found at www.orkneyblues.co.uk

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The Askew Sisters

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

Emily and Hazel Askew are fast becoming one of the most popular and respected duos on the English folk scene. From dark ballads to uplifting dance tunes, they play with driving energy and the unity of two people who have played together all their lives. The sisters use fiddle, melodeon and concertina to breathtaking effect, creating cinematic arrangements that get to the very heart of each song. These create a perfect setting for Hazel's striking voice, which won her Best Female Singer at the Spiral Earth Awards 2011. Emily and Hazel's latest album, In the Air or the Earth, was released by RootBeat Records, to widespread critical acclaim, including the Spiral Earth Award for Best Traditional Album 2015.

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Coal Porters

on Mon, 19 Sep 2016 at Brighton The Greys 8:00pm

terrace cred. presents: on what's become an annual outing to the seaside, Sid Griffin brings The Coal Porters back to one of their favourite venues, The Greys Brighton.

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Giles Robson

on Mon, 19 Sep 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Giles Robson got rave reviews after his appearance at Skegness Blues Rock Festival, here's one of them: "Then on stage comes Giles Robson And The Dirty Aces -WOW- I really like these classic blues tracks with everything in there that should be - harp and guitar and that diddiddiddiddiddiddiddiddid bass line played by an Uncle Albert lookalike who did a knockout solo. (Jeff Walker). If you like blues you will like Giles Robson and his band and I'm not on a commission". To celebrate the release of Giles' new album 'For Those Who Need the Blues' we are giving away a cd/download with every ticket. Here is just one review of the album, which has been getting airplay and rave reviews from the day of it's release: This is what Belgium's Keys & Chords Magazine has to say: "The more than seven-minute instrumental "A Walter Shade Of Blue" gives us goosebumps more than once. Giles Robson is an unmistakable blues talent. With an exciting harp tunes and great voice he blows you right out of your socks. Simply ... an amazing release!"

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Jenkins Ear

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

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Jenkins Ear

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

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Red Sky July

on Mon, 19 Sep 2016 at London Bush Hall 7:30pm

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The Whitetop Mountain Band

on Tue, 20 Sep 2016 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes 7:30pm

Down home mountain music from this wonderful family band who reside in the valleys where the states of Virginia, North Carolina & Tennessee meet under the forested slopes of Whitetop Mountain & Mount Rogers.

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Megson

on Tue, 20 Sep 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson, aka Stu & Debbie Hanna, draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. Expect exquisite musicianship, soaring harmonies & driving Mandola's. 'Simply Brilliant' (The Sunday Express) 'A force in the folk revival' (The Observer) 'The most original duo on the British folk scene.' (The Guardian)

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Crh Music Presents Madison Violet

on Tue, 20 Sep 2016 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

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Rura

on Tue, 20 Sep 2016 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Folk & Americana at Kings Place Live Act of the Year at the 2015 Scots Trad Music Awards, RURA are 'one of the most exciting bands on the Scottish folk scene' (Songlines). With their second album, 2015's Despite the Dark, accompanied by extensive UK and international touring, RURA have cemented their reputation as one of Scotland's most powerful folk-based bands. Their exquisitely rugged, yet refined blend of fiddle, highland pipes, voice, flute, bodhran and guitar has proven a resounding hit across the board, and with audiences and critics alike. The five-piece's fire first ignited in 2010, as award-winners at Glasgow's world-renowned Celtic Connections festival, where they have now appeared on a remarkable seven consecutive occasions. Since then, Steven Blake, Adam Brown, David Foley, Adam Holmes and Jack Smedley's powerful instrumentals and haunting songcraft has been a highlight of many of the world's leading folk festivals including Cambridge, Tønder, Winnipeg, HebCelt and Shetland, amongst countless others. They are undeniably one of Scotland's most sought-after, universally appealing acts. One listen live or recorded and it's easy to see why.

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Ben Moss

on Tue, 20 Sep 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 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.

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K-music 2016 Presents: Youn Sun Nah

on Tue, 20 Sep 2016 at London Union Chapel 7:00pm

The K-Music 2016 concert programme begins with one of Korea's great voices playing a very rare London concert. Youn Sun Nah first made her name in France, where Le Monde enthused about her 'magnificent voice and passionate originality.' There's a clear influence of chanson in her performance whether she's singing Johnny Cash, Nine Inch Nails, a jazz standard or one of her own terrific songs, she's always telling a story. She is accompanied by Swedish guitarist Ulf Wakenius, who is celebrated for his work with Oscar Peterson and Ray Brown a beautifully clear, simple performance that will work beautifully in the glorious acoustic of Union Chapel. The duo of Youn Sun Nah and Ulf have made a string of distinctive albums for the celebrated German label ACT the most recent is Lento, which Jazz Journal called 'a really original jazz recital'. They added 'Korean singer Youn Sun Nah has a unique and refreshing approach to jazz singing her voice is pure gold.' Please note, under 16s are to be accompanied by an adult. Part of K-Music 2016 http://www.serious.org.uk/k-music

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Sing Out! - Singing Evening Class With Jess Arrowsmith

on Wed, 21 Sep 2016 at Sheffield The Red Deer 7:45pm

A ten week course designed for singers who want to gain confidence, explore technique and sing with others in a gentle, safe environment. Secure your place by paying for the full 10 week course. Course dates 21st September to 19th October, no class 26th October, then 2nd November to 30th November. Wednesday evenings 7.45 - 9.30 pm. The course has a limited number of places - 20 people maximum - and will only run if at least 10 people sign up. In the event of cancellation due to insufficient numbers, a full refund will be issued. Any questions please email jess@arrowsmithmusic.co.uk

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Folk In Fernham With The Willows

on Wed, 21 Sep 2016 at Fernham St John's Church 7:00pm

Folk in Fernham presents The Willows supported by White Horse Whisperers. The Willows are a folk band from Cambridge, UK. Their first album Beneath Our Humble Soil was nominated for Best Debut in the Spiral Earth Awards 2014, and has been championed by the likes of Bob Harris and Mike Harding. The much anticipated follow-up Amidst Fiery Skies, co-produced with Sean Lakeman was released to critical aclaim, with The Telegraph hailing it "a triumph" in a 5-star review and a place in their folk albums of 2014. Fronted by the breathtaking vocals of Jade Rhiannon, supported by rich vocal harmonies and dynamic acoustic musicianship the band take influence from folk traditions on both sides of the Atlantic. MIKE HARDING, Mike Harding Folk Show "They sort of straddle the worlds between Americana and English roots music and do it in a very very deft way for such a young band; I think they're really really interesting! Bella's Fury has got a sort of feeling of old timey noir about it... I think it's really amazing!"

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Apple Of My Eye -

on Wed, 21 Sep 2016 at London St. Pancras Church 7:30pm

Apple of my Eye are proud to announce the launch of their third album. Join us to celebrate the launch and dance like giant squid. Doors at 7.30pm Apple of my Eye Apple of my Eye continue their ascent into the alt folk world with the release their new studio album The Beast Below on 19 September. Originally from Bristol, the band formed in London in 2011 over a love of collaborative songwriting, harmony, storytelling and cider. They have since evolved into uproarious troubadours of London's modern folk scene making music both joyous and dark. The Nightjar The Nightjar are an experimental folk band, whose roots are in various traditional musics. Their sound has developed to include close three-part harmonies, interlocking sparse guitars, field recordings and electronics.

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Adam Beattie & The Consultants

on Wed, 21 Sep 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- NEW ROOTS PRESENTS.... Adam Beattie & The Consultants + Special guest Sarah Beattie Scottish singer songwriter ADAM BEATTIE released his fourth studio album 'The Road Not Taken' in May this year with a sell-out show at Hoxton Hall in London and a UK-wide tour. The album's minor ballads and moody blues with a dark twist draw upon the broad influences of Celtic folk, American blues, country and early jazz balladry. Beattie's beautiful melodies combine with thoughtful lyrics to tackle themes of life, love, death and hope. His exquisite voice and intricate guitar work fuse envelop you like a warm hug, supported by his extraordinary band 'The Consultants', featuring piano, violin, double bass and drums. "Carefully crafted...affecting songwriting with a dark twist" - Roddy Hart, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND "I'm blown away by that man's voice" Frank Hennessy, Celtic Heartbeat, BBC RADIO WALES Not a single word is wasted, unnecessary or throwaway...very impressive. FATEA MAGAZINE Warmly Intoxicating - FROOTS MAGAZINE Stands out as one of the rare few whose music has the depth to match the bohemian image Evening Express, Aberdeenshire Scots fiddler SARAH BEATTIE spans the classical folk divide, being a veteran of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and many Scottish ceilidh bands. For the last decade she a has been a member of female trio Pacific Curls, a fusion of Pacific, Maori and Celtic folk idioms. Their distinct musical style has taken them across the world, from New Zealand, Australia, Canada and Asia to Europe and the UK performing in theatres and folk/world music festivals. Sarah also performs regularly with Frank Thomson and his Scottish Dance Band, with traditional singer Freida Morrison, she appeared on Take the Floor in 2014 and 2015 and performed as a soloist in the Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival 2015. -------------------- New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK roots scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. We find that in traditional folk, indie folk, alt-folk, chamber folk, country blues, Americana, alt-country, old-time rhythm & blues, gypsy jazz, honky-tonk, klezmer, world music, modern classical music and all points in between. www.newrootsevents.com https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Bitch & Monk Play Cafe#9

on Wed, 21 Sep 2016 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

"In the intriguing Anglo-Colombian duo Bitch 'n' Monk Mauricio Velasierra plays assorted flutes, Heidi Heidelberg plays guitar, sings and beatboxes, while the two transform their sound into junkyard electronica through the ingenious use of looping pedals. You'll spend a while pondering how to classify them prog folk? Operatic post-punk? Gothic reggae? but they know how to write melodies." - The Guardian ********

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An Evening With Jesse Terry

on Wed, 21 Sep 2016 at Glasgow Drake Bar - Upstairs 7:15pm

A rare opportunity to join, in the intimate setting of the Drake upstairs drawing room, a rising star on the American singer-songwriter scene on his second UK tour this year. Jesse Terry is a Connecticut-based singer/songwriter with an uncanny ability to weave tales of travel and homecoming, of sorrow and of redemption, into songs that are simultaneously timeless and fresh. Terry's music reflects an amalgam of influences, from Nashville to Laurel Canyon. His melodic and lyrically-driven Americana fits naturally on a playlist between cuts from Josh Ritter, Jackson Browne, Ryan Adams and Neil Young. Terry's star is on the rise, and it's no surprise. Through the course of four releases, The Runner (2009), Empty Seat On a Plane (2012), Stay Here With Me (2013), and The Calm & The Storm (2015), Terry draws from a wellspring of emotional depth and combines it with performance skills honed over hundreds of shows and hundreds of thousands of miles on the road. The result is a palette ranging from poetic ballads to uptempo, rootsy pieces, always beautifully crafted and displaying sweet wistfulness and heartache. This is music that explores the contrast of light and dark, with a core that is timeless and authentic. Jesse Terry's superlative new EP, The Calm & The Storm, captures both the intimacy of his live performances and his thoughtful compositional style, with choice layers of harmonies and instrumentation that evoke the landscapes and faces of the road, the trials and the joys of a traveling troubadour.

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Martin Stephenson

on Thu, 22 Sep 2016 at Stockport Davenport Hotel 7:30pm

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Ruth Theodore - Album Launch -

on Thu, 22 Sep 2016 at London The Borderline 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be taking place at our alternative home for the evening: THE BORDERLINE. DOORS OPEN: 7pm. Music starts 7.45pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space but seating is very limited. Seating is available on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Known for her quirky, insightful, poetic lyrics and insidious melodies, RUTH THEODORE is so much more than a singer-songwriter. Her use of unconventional guitar techniques and unique tunings has thrilled listeners and dumbfounded peers since the release of her 2007 debut, 'Worm Food'. This gig celebrates the launch of Ruth's fourth solo album, 'Cactacus', which will be released in September '16 on Aveline Records. The recording sessions saw Ruth crossing the Atlantic to collaborate with Todd Sickafoose, best known for his work with Ani DiFranco and recently produced two award-winning albums for Anais Mitchell. As Todd himself notes... "Ruth writes alternative folk and blues music but at heart she is a pure punk San Franciscan beat poet". "Truly original..." "Her new album's a killer" - fRoots "Occasionally recalling Kate Bush and Ani DiFranco, this is a beautiful, sad, wonderful LP." **** - Mojo "Songs so quirky and unexpected that it's impossible to imagine anyone else performing them" - The Guardian www.ruththeodore.com Support from ALEJANDRA RIBERA Raised in Canada with an Argentinian father and a Scottish mother, Alejandra Ribera was born with the world in her genes. And the globe spins on 'La Boca', an album that soars a cloud floating above storms, its music that crossing musical continents and frontiers, from chanson to Latin to blues and the sharp, intense beauty of real pop. Her dreamer's voice rises, light as gossamer but with a heart of passion. Her songs fly. www.alejandraribera.com

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The Gren Bartley Band

on Thu, 22 Sep 2016 at Leicester The Musician 10:00pm

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Chris Wood

on Thu, 22 Sep 2016 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the un-official history of the English speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables. A self-taught musician, composer and song writer, Chris is a lifelong autodidact whose independent streak shines through everything he does. Always direct and unafraid to speak his mind, his song writing has been praised for its surgical clarity. He cites his major influence as Anon. His eagerly awaited new album 'So Much To Defend' is set for release in summer 2016 and includes reflections on minor league football, empty nest syndrome, learning to swim, Cook-in Sauce and, not least, the Gecko as a metaphor for contemporary society.  Hollow Point; his chilling ballad of the shooting of Jean Charles Menezez, won a BBC Folk Award (he's won six.) and emphatically secured Wood's place as a serious speech-master for the unofficial history of England.  Collaborators include Martin Carthy, Dizraeli, Billy Bragg, Andy Cutting, Andy Irvine, Karine Polwart, Jean Francois Vrod, The Imagined Village, Hugh Lupton, Martin Butler and many others.   On stage Chris has the air of a craftsman who no longer needs to be precious about his art. Without any apparent effort he reaches deep into an enviable repertoire of songs before revealing another gem.  THE HERALD ***** 5 Stars As close as it gets to a perfect union of voice and guitar, lyrics and melody, compassion, irony, realism, wit, and humanity. THE IRISH TIMES ***** 5 Stars
 Nobody comes even close to equaling his bird's-eye-view. MOJO **** 4 Stars
 a rarefied talent, both as writer and interpreter. Praise for 'None The Wiser': INDEPENDENT ***** 5 Stars The title track alone is a masterpiece EXPRESS ***** 5 Stars Wood has honed his songwriting to perfection here heartbreaking purity. THE GUARDIAN **** 4 Stars Remarkable for the settings as much as the lyrics.
 SONGLINES 
a quietly powerful, astute and vivid set of songs A folksoul album

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Mara Simpson + Seafoxes

on Thu, 22 Sep 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Folklore presents..... Mara Simpson + Seafoxes 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. SEAFOXES Seafoxes is an art-music collaboration based in the former docklands of East London. The members are a group of friends hailing from Norway, Scotland, England and Poland, who formed the band together in early 2015. Their music (created by Karina, Yvonne and Jane) features ethereal vocal harmonies and bewitching violin instrumentals, while Karolina's exquisite artwork is influenced by the diverse topics covered in the song lyrics. The Seafoxes have been gigging regularly in London and also hit the festival circuit this summer, with slots at the Cock & Bull Festival in Somerset and at the inaugural ButeFest in Scotland.

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Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage

on Thu, 22 Sep 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Blessed with a stunning voice of unaffected beauty, Hannah is building a reputation as one of the most exciting new singers of traditional English folk songs. Absolutely fantastic every track is a pearl said Mike Harding of last year's debut CD. She accompanies on guitar or dulcimer, with Ben Savage (of The Willows) on dobro or guitar.

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Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage

on Thu, 22 Sep 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Blessed with a stunning voice of unaffected beauty, Hannah is building a reputation as one of the most exciting new singers of traditional English folk songs. Absolutely fantastic every track is a pearl said Mike Harding of last year's debut CD. She accompanies on guitar or dulcimer, with Ben Savage (of The Willows) on dobro or guitar.

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Charlie Dore With Julian Littman - Live At Woodend, Scarborough

on Thu, 22 Sep 2016 at Scarborough Woodend Creative 7:30pm

A welcome to Woodend for one of the very best singer-songwriters in the UK, with her musical partner Julian Littman. Tickets £10 Adv £12 on the door. Charlie Dore met Julian Littman when she was 16 years old. The pair were training to be actors, but music was never far behind and they started playing in folk clubs and pubs whenever they could. Several decades later, it's easy to see why Charlie calls Julian her honorary brother as the vibe onstage has a natural, sparky, off-the-cuff energy to it. With eight albums' worth of songs to mine (and a new one on the way) no two nights are the same and the array of instruments - guitars, piano, mandolin, harmonium, autoharp & ukulele is constantly swapped as they dip into last year's Milk Roulette album, followed perhaps by a couple from 2011's award-winning Cheapskate Lullabyes, their version of Charlie's first ever single, Fear of Flying (covered by George Harrison), an unplugged version of her UK No 1, Ain't No Doubt, written with Jimmy Nail and maybe even a new take on Pilot of the Airwaves - still a Radio 2 favourite. Charlie is hard to label, but eclectic, contemporary folk is a nearly-accurate description - and Julian, fresh from touring with his 'other' band, Steeleye Span, is always up for an improvised solo or two. Charlie is a multi-award winning songwriter and although she has written for the great and the good, the live show reveals that actually she keeps the best ones for herself. 'A gift for melody, brave, poignant, entertaining, original ' Guardian ★★★★ 'Beatific of voice, fragrant of melody and lyrically fearless' MOJO ★★★★ 'Still stretching boundries' - Telegraph/Featured in Telegraph's Best Albums of 2014 ★★★★ 'Charlie Dore has made the album of her life' - Ricky Ross. Deacon Blue/BBC Radio Scotland

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Southdowns Folk Festival 2016

on Fri, 23 Sep 2016 at Bognor Regis The Regis Centre 7:00pm

The very popular 2016 SOUTHDOWNS FOLK FESTIVAL goes into its 4th year between 23-25 September, in and around the sunniest Bognor Regis Town Centre. This year`s great headliners are: Friday 23 September: CARA DILLON + BAND Saturday 24 September: OYSTERBAND Sunday 25 September: MARTIN CARTHY Afternoon & Evening concerts, singarounds, sessions, workshops, dancing, giant Festival market, real ale and much, much more . . . Full Weekend Ticket ( 3 evening + 2 afternoon concerts ) just £62!

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Liverpool Acoustic Live Featuring Jesse Terry

on Fri, 23 Sep 2016 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery 7:45pm

Liverpool Acoustic are pleased to welcome back to Liverpool talented American singer-songwriter Jesse Terry. He'll be headlining our monthly showcase at the View Two Gallery on Friday 23rd September 2016 Jesse Terry is a performer with an uncanny ability to weave tales of travel and homecoming, of sorrow and of redemption, into songs that are simultaneously timeless and fresh. Home is now the coastal village of Stonington, Connecticut, but Terry's music reflects an amalgam of influences, from Nashville to Laurel Canyon. His melodic and lyrically-driven Americana fits naturally on a playlist between cuts from Jackson Browne, Ryan Adams, Josh Ritter and Neil Young. Jesse first played for Liverpool Acoustic at Leaf back in September 2014 and is looking forward to performing on Mathew Street, home to his musical heroes. Support TBA Tickets are available now in advance for £5.00 (+50p booking fee) from wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic or for £6 on the door on the night. Doors open at our regular time of 7.45pm with the music starting at 8.15pm sharp. You can join the facebook event at facebook.com/liverpoolacoustic/events All of our future live events can be found at liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/live Please note, the performance space at the View Two Gallery is on the third floor and there is no disabled access.

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The Coal Porters

on Fri, 23 Sep 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Coal Porters claim to be the world's first alt-bluegrass act, demonstrating the power of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar and doghouse bass when matched with four-part harmonies and memorable melodies. They have taken this sound around the world being featured on NPR's Morning Edition in the USA and having recorded a live session for Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2. The Coal Porters have five albums available. Their most recent, Find The One, was produced by folk-rock legend John Wood, producer of Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, Squeeze and Beth Orton. Not your average fish & chips bluegrass, the Coal Porters have expanded their music with broad strokes and fearless execution. Chris Hillman (Byrds/Flying Burrito Bros) Sid Griffin was playing Americana long before it was called that with his Long Ryders and his pioneering spirit lives on in his work with the Coal Porters. Billy Bragg

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Jane Siberry

on Fri, 23 Sep 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Since her very first recording in 1981, Siberry has become celebrated for forging her own path in music. Over three decades she has created one of the most original and admired bodies of work in contemporary music, ranging from the pop of 'Mimi On The Beach' to the mysticism of the 21-minute epic 'Oh My My' to the beloved 'Calling All Angels' that she performed with kd lang in 1993 when she was on Reprise Records. Like the apparent hiatus that preceded the release of her sixth collection, this more recent fallow time has produced what is perhaps her finest work to date.

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Tcha Limburger's Budapest Gypsy Orchestra

on Fri, 23 Sep 2016 at Tunbridge Wells St. Alban's Church 8:00pm

Sumptuous Hungarian Gypsy music, technical brilliance and passion

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Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage

on Fri, 23 Sep 2016 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

Doors 7pm Please let us know if you have any additional needs in regards the venue or gig. Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage Huddled round a single microphone, singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage are a folk duo that look & sound classically timeless, yet feel refreshingly unique. Fleetingly, they may evoke a memory of Gram & Emmylou, Shirley & Davey, or Gillian & David but their warm distilling of influences from both sides of the big pond produces a refined sound that is decidedly their own. Both hailing from folk singing families in the flatlands of East Anglia, Hannah spent much of her formative years touring Europe with her family band in a converted school bus, singing folk songs acapella in the street in order to make enough money to move to the next city. However, a sea change and relocation to the US saw her soak up the influences from the American North East and take up the dulcimer. Meanwhile Ben was writing and touring with celebrated UK folk band The Willows whose albums Beneath Our Humble Soil and Amidst Fiery Skies were championed by the likes of the BBC's Bob Harris and Mike Harding. Within weeks of moving back the UK, Hannah braved her first time out solo at The Black Fen Folk Club, Cambridge and as fate would have it, Ben had just returned from tour. Ben went on to produce Hannah's solo debut Charms Against Sorrow, released in early 2015 to critical acclaim ~~~ "Beautiful voice breathes new life into traditional material from both sides of the pond." Maverick Magazine "Blessed with a peerlessly pure voice... Catch her while you can!" The Express "Producer Ben Savage (The Willows) supplies exemplary dobro and acoustic guitar throughout." Acoustic Magazine ~~~ Nurturing an intuitive musical understanding and a love of the duet whilst touring Charms Against Sorrow the pair caught the attention of award-winning Canadian producer David Travers-Smith (Ruth Moody, Wailin' Jennys, Jason & Pharis Romero), with whom they are making an album due for release in late 2016. Hannah & Ben are touring the UK through May 2016, and UK & Europe throughout the Autumn 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWzPHqafQV8&feature=youtu.be Amy Duncan Amy Duncan is a Scottish singer/songwriter based in Edinburgh. With her melodious acoustic sound and emotional songwriting infused with remarkable honesty, Amy has established herself as one of the brightest musical talents in Scotland. Her 4th album 'Cycles of Life' was produced by Calum Malcolm, and released on Linn Records in 2013 and since then Amy was chosen by Showcase Scotland as one of 2 Scottish acts to perform at the Eastern Canadian Music Alliance in April 2014 and was part of the Made In Scotland Showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013 and 2014. Amy is now preparing for the release of her new album 'Undercurrents' which has been highly praised by Bruce Findlay (Simple Minds Manager) and has already been receiving glowing reviews such as this one from Folk Radio UK as well as wide BBC Radio play, including Album of The Week on BBC Radio Ulster's The Late Show with Cherrie McIlwaine. 'Undercurrents' was funded by Creative Scotland and produced by Calum Malcolm (The Blue Nile, Prefab Sprout, Scottish Chamber Orchestra) and will be released on Amy's own label Filly Records on 19 February 2016, with the vinyl being distributed worldwide through vinyl specialists Diverse Vinyl. "Melodies that haunt and lyrics that touch the soul" Folk Words "A box of delights - a bit of a hidden gem" Sonic Bandwagon "Exceptional and Powerful" Folk Radio UK AUDIO/VIDEO 'My Silver Net' - Music Video Different Dimensions - Audio The Good Life - Audio

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Letz Zep Acoustic

on Fri, 23 Sep 2016 at Guildford The Asahi Back Room' 7:00pm

By popular demand, Letz Zep will now be performing a series of special acoustic shows. Led Zeppelin are renowned for their wide range of styles of music, and the acoustic set is much loved, and oft overlooked. As part of the current Letz Zep show, the acoustic segment is a highlight of the set. It has been requested by promoters and the public alike that we extent this area of the performance. We will be bringing all the greats, plus some 'stripped down' versions of some of other songs including Stairway to Heaven,and others from the Led Zeppelin catalogue. We are very excited by this prospect and to bringing the acoustic show on the road. Letz Zep will be joined onstage by the singing talents of Silvia Perett

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Banjo Duet - Dan Walsh & John Dowling

on Fri, 23 Sep 2016 at Ashington, Manor Buildings Barn 6:30pm

Two of the premier banjo players in the UK, John Dowling and Dan Walsh have joined forces to create an innovative and exciting duo. Built around virtuoso picking, creative harmonies and an impressive array of textures for two banjos (and some vocals from Dan too) their show is sure to be eclectic and impressive. Music at the Buildings is proud to present great music in an intimate rural setting. Our historic venue, an 18th century barn, holds 60 people - so don't hesitate to book in advance. Come early and pic-nic in the garden or (for a small donation ) join us for a home prepared supper. Doors - 6.30 for food - Music at 8.00 - 10.00pm (approx)

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Mim Suleiman Plays Cafe#9

on Fri, 23 Sep 2016 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

A small lady with a big voice, Zanzibarborn Mim Suleiman sings Afro-beat mixed with global fusion, mostly in her native language Swahili, with occasional detours into English and other languages such as Fulani. Her work is always delivered with a big heart and exuberant dance. Mim recently performed as one of the 80 members of the highly acclaimed Africa Express train tour of the UK, as well as in the BT River of music as part of the pre-Olympic world music festival. A Real World recorded and Womad listed artist, Mim also runs singing and storytelling workshops, and is writing a book about the food, music and stories of Zanzibar.

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The Jigantics

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

www.thejigantics.com One of the best Folk Bands we've seen.

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The Jigantics

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

www.thejigantics.com One of the best Folk Bands we've seen.

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Hannah Scott

on Fri, 23 Sep 2016 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Hannah Scott

on Fri, 23 Sep 2016 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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The Coal Porters

on Fri, 23 Sep 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Coal Porters claim to be the world's first alt-bluegrass act, demonstrating the power of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar and doghouse bass when matched with four-part harmonies and memorable melodies. They have taken this sound around the world being featured on NPR's Morning Edition in the USA and having recorded a live session for Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2. The Coal Porters have five albums available. Their most recent, Find The One, was produced by folk-rock legend John Wood, producer of Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, Squeeze and Beth Orton. Not your average fish & chips bluegrass, the Coal Porters have expanded their music with broad strokes and fearless execution. Chris Hillman (Byrds/Flying Burrito Bros) Sid Griffin was playing Americana long before it was called that with his Long Ryders and his pioneering spirit lives on in his work with the Coal Porters. Billy Bragg

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Martin Carthy

on Fri, 23 Sep 2016 at London Mycenae House 7:00pm

Global Fusion Music & Arts in collaboration with Mycenae House present Martin Carthy Live in concert supported by Chris Harrison launching his new album from GFMA Records, 'Carols from the Coalfields 3'.

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Budapest Cafe Orchestra

on Fri, 23 Sep 2016 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:00pm

Evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestro's Budapest cafe life and gypsy campfires - with a few surprises along the way, the Budapest Cafe Orchestra play traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia. In association with Carn to Cove. Venue open from 6pm for meals (PRE-BOOKED ONLY 01326 341353) Show starts 7.30pm prompt.

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Budapest Cafe Orchestra

on Fri, 23 Sep 2016 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:00pm

Evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestro's Budapest cafe life and gypsy campfires - with a few surprises along the way, the Budapest Cafe Orchestra play traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia. In association with Carn to Cove. Venue open from 6pm for meals (PRE-BOOKED ONLY 01326 341353) Show starts 7.30pm prompt.

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V Cabaret Cultural De El Ojo De La Cultura Hispanoamericana

on Fri, 23 Sep 2016 at London Karamel Club 7:00pm

Literatura: Mario Flecha (Argentina), Sonia Quintero (Colombia), Peter Doolan (Irlanda), Isabel del Río (España Teatro: Viviana Lombardi interpreta "El nombre" de Griselda Gambaro Música: Camilo Menjura (Latinoamericana), Dani Zattara (pop-rock indy), Gabriel Moreno (folk) y músicos invitados

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Ben Maggs

on Fri, 23 Sep 2016 at Kenilworth The Tree House Bookshop 7:45pm

Award winning critically acclaimed 'Contemporary Folk' Artist Ben Maggs comes to The Tree House Bookshop to 'enchant' and 'mesmerise' with songs old and new 'that will leave your heart tingling by the final stanza'. Ben's live show has been hailed by the music press as 'mesmerising', 'crackling with creativity', 'outstanding' and 'magnificent', and his latest album 'Come as you are' was met equally effusively and enthusiastically. The last year has seen Ben headlining all over the UK, playing to 'awe-inspired' audiences and also supporting The Proclaimers at sell out shows - having to decline the crowd's unanimous cries for an encore to make sure the main act could be on stage on time! Always inspired by the nature of life and love, and his love of life and nature, Ben has continued to write and create new tapestries with the colourful threads of his 'stunningly beautiful vocals', melodies and poetic lyrics, all wrapped in the warmth of artfully played acoustic guitar. Some songs are further enriched by his unique, sensitive and creative use of a loop pedal or rhythmic 'one man band' foot powered cajon and tambourine. This super talented Singer/Songwriter is a real tour de force and not to be missed. BBC Introducing 'gorgeous music' Acoustic Magazine 'so impressive' Maverick Magazine **** 'his voice is utterly unique & individual' 'mesmerising' God is in the TV Zine 'a set that crackles with creativity & ambition' AAA MUSIC **** 'enchanting & mesmerising' 'an amazingly bright artist who captivates an audience' After Dark Magazine 'beautiful, honest well written songs from the heart' Whisperin and Hollerin **** 'versatile & extremely strong vocalist'

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Jumping Jim & The Gumbo Shakers Featuring Sarah Warren

on Fri, 23 Sep 2016 at Stourbridge ScaryCanary The Venue 7:00pm

Jumping Jim & The Gumbo Shakers featuring Sarah Warren are members of various bands...Big Jim from the Red Lemon Electric Blues Band...plus members of "The Fabulous boogie boys " and The Sarah Warren Band". We Are playing a great mix of blues..R n B...country tinged boogie..with a cajun twist ! A 6 piece delight

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Pete Coe: Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 24 Sep 2016 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards 7:30pm

A welcome return to the everlastingly popular Pete Coe for this, his third visit to the club. And 'everlasting' is not such a strange term, as he's been at the forefront of the folk scene since the 1970s, always with an approach to his ever-changing repertoire that is right up there with the best of the youngsters. He's an acknowledged expert singer, songwriter, melodeon, banjo, dulcimer and bouzouki player, bandleader, arranger, broadcaster, dance caller, teacher, step dancer, entrepreneur, folk club organiser, record label boss, sallow-faced wit, raconteur and all-round good guy and there are not many people who could compete with that! From superbly played English dance tunes to full-scale ballads, unusual arrangements of other writers and devastatingly potent original songs, there's never a dull moment when listening to him. Always in demand after all this time, he's still one of the most committed, most versatile, and most important folk artists in Britain.

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Skabretta & The Curb Pilots

on Sat, 24 Sep 2016 at Faversham The Alexander Centre 8:00am

This only happens once a year and last year was a selling and this year is expected to be too, don't miss out on a great night with two fantastic bands in one of Kents top music venues.

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Hannah Sanders + Ben Savage

on Sat, 24 Sep 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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The Hot Rock Pilgrims

on Sat, 24 Sep 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Hot Rock Pilgrims are a brand new old-time/bluegrass supergroup featuring some of the most exciting young pickers in the South East of England. Dan Edwards is well known for his superb guitar and clawhammer work with bands such as The So Last Century String Band, Solid Gone, Amy Harrison & The Second Hand String Band and most recently with Ben Paley's Long Hill Ramblers. Hubert, Bruno and Sam have been making waves in England and Ireland with acclaimed Bluegrass/Irish fusion band Lands End. Together they will take you on a high-energy pilgrimage of Appalachian music and its descendants. www.hotrockpilgrims.com

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Gordie Mackeeman And His Rhythm Boys

on Sat, 24 Sep 2016 at Biddulph Town Hall 7:30pm

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Oxjam Ceilidh

on Sat, 24 Sep 2016 at Nottingham Christchurch Chilwell 7:30pm

An Oxjam Beeston Music Festival presentation. Dancing from 8 pm with live band and caller. Licensed bar available. All profits to OXFAM.

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Defiance Sessions : Joe Solo Performs 'never Be Defeated'

on Sat, 24 Sep 2016 at Glossop Labour Club 7:00pm

Joe Solo & Rebekah Findlay perform in its entirety his album 'Never be Defeated' - the story of the men and women of the Yorkshire NUM's Hatfield Main branch and their experiences during the 1984-85 Miner's Strike. A masterpiece of storytelling and social history.

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Defiance Sessions : Joe Solo Performs 'never Be Defeated'

on Sat, 24 Sep 2016 at Glossop Labour Club 7:00pm

Joe Solo & Rebekah Findlay perform in its entirety his album 'Never be Defeated' - the story of the men and women of the Yorkshire NUM's Hatfield Main branch and their experiences during the 1984-85 Miner's Strike. A masterpiece of storytelling and social history.

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Little Opry

on Sat, 24 Sep 2016 at Margate Tom Thumb Theatre 7:30pm

Blossom Hill Bluegrass Band plays a mixture of hard driving bluegrass and contemporary music. Led by the energetic showman Gary Payne, you are always in for an entertaining show featuring close harmonies, brisk and soulful melodies.

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Stick In The Wheel

on Sat, 24 Sep 2016 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Stick In The Wheel are a raw and uncompromising London folk band headed by Ian Carter and Nicola Kearey with Fran Foote on harmonies, Si Foote on percussion and Ellie Wilson on fiddle. They record to the sound of sirens and birdsong in their long-rented East End front rooms: the music is as authentic as it comes, capturing a culture that is rapidly disappearing, and is at times brutally honest and grabbing. Brought up in the thriving culture of working class London and cutting their teeth in its diverse musical landscape (Dobro player Ian also producing music for GhostPoet, Context and for labels such as XL, Brownswood and Cosmic Bridge), they now bring those influences and attitudes to their traditional music. SITW began as a project stripping back songs to their bare components, eschewing polished production for the immediacy of the moment. The songs had to speak for themselves, without ornament. The importance of their own culture and past became a catalyst for making aggressively raw recordings, using traditional material, and to inform their original writing. This is a band who are really getting noticed and making a name for themselves. At the time of booking SITW they were interviewed on Radio 4's Woman's Hour in the morning and in the evening on Radio 2's folk show. About that time nominated for two of the BBC Folk Awards (Horizon Award for Best Emerging Act and Best Traditional Track). They have also been played on Radio 3's Late Junction and live session on Radio 6 Music. Add to that winners of fRoots Critics Poll Album of the Year for 2015.

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Skabretta And The Curb Pilots

on Sat, 24 Sep 2016 at Faversham The Alexander Centre 8:00pm

The Double Header 3 Back for the 3rd year I'm a row off the back of two sell out shows, this year back at the Alexander Centre it's sure to be another Memorable night. All your SKA, Reggae and 2tone inder one roof.

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Ninebarrow In Concert

on Sun, 25 Sep 2016 at Galmpton Village Institute Hall 2:30pm

Bring your own drinks, Sunday roast available following the concert from http://www.manorinngalmpton.co.uk/

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Crh Music Presents Kirk Fletcher

on Sun, 25 Sep 2016 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

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Jane Siberry

on Sun, 25 Sep 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Iconic and enigmatic; Jane Siberry is one of the world's most unique and gifted singer/songwriters. Blessed with a sincere integrity and emotional depth, her work has spanned 3 decades, with the release of 14 studio albums and performances on concert stages around the world. Her 1985 album The Speckless Sky was a huge critical and commercial success and the follow up albums The Walking, Bound By Beauty, When I Was A Boy and her signature song Calling All Angels cemented her status as one of the world's foremost performance artists. Jane's current album Ulysses' Purse has been released to rapturous acclaim and she will be performing tracks from this alongside her classics. A Canadian native, Jane's songs have been covered by numerous artists, with particular success by k.d Lang on her renditions of Love is Everything, Haint It Funny and a stunning rendering of The Valley. This is guaranteed to be a very special evening with Jane performing solo. Tickets: £17.50 Tickets available from the Cafe or www.wegottickets.com

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Danny Bryant

on Sun, 25 Sep 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Georgia Lewis And Friends

on Sun, 25 Sep 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Georgia Lewis is a folk singer and avid accordionist from the depths of Wiltshire. Classically trained, she studied for her degree in Professional Musicianship at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music and, inspired by singer Sheila Chandra, travelled to India to study singing at the Arambol Music Academy. Despite her various musical explorations she has always been most moved by the folk singers she was introduced to as a child. Accompanied by Rowan Piggott on violin and Felix "Flex" Miller on guitar, Georgia was another hit of the 2015 Village Pump Festival (see last week's Foreign Affairs) - the most talked about artist of the weekend. Recently having taken up the whistles, Georgia began playing at Irish trad sessions, where she found Rowan, and quickly plucked him from his native habitat. When she's not revamping old folk ballads, she also finds time to play for both The Kemptown Céilí Band and The Redjacks.

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Georgia Lewis And Friends

on Sun, 25 Sep 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Georgia Lewis is a folk singer and avid accordionist from the depths of Wiltshire. Classically trained, she studied for her degree in Professional Musicianship at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music and, inspired by singer Sheila Chandra, travelled to India to study singing at the Arambol Music Academy. Despite her various musical explorations she has always been most moved by the folk singers she was introduced to as a child. Accompanied by Rowan Piggott on violin and Felix "Flex" Miller on guitar, Georgia was another hit of the 2015 Village Pump Festival (see last week's Foreign Affairs) - the most talked about artist of the weekend. Recently having taken up the whistles, Georgia began playing at Irish trad sessions, where she found Rowan, and quickly plucked him from his native habitat. When she's not revamping old folk ballads, she also finds time to play for both The Kemptown Céilí Band and The Redjacks.

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Calaita Flamenco Son

on Sun, 25 Sep 2016 at SaddleworthThe Swan, Dobcross 7:30pm

SUNDAY NIGHT LIVE CALAITA FLAMENCO SON Calaita Flamenco Son are Seville-born flamenco singer Chico Pere, UK based guitarist Glenn Sharp, percussionist Leo Paredes, singer Diana Castro and saxophonist / flautist Matt Nickson. Calaita Flamenco Son play a mix of authentic, traditional and contemporary flamenco. The material is mostly written by Chico and his lyrics pull on his life experiences, growing up in Triana-Seville, as well as his travels throughout Europe. Glenn also writes for the band, bringing his virtuoso playing style to the fore. The diverse musical backgrounds in the band are evident, through world music, soul, jazz, funk, and of course flamenco. Calaita Flamenco Son have achieved their own individual style and bring a fresh new sound to the world music scene.

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The Coach House Company - Ep Launch

on Sun, 25 Sep 2016 at London 100 Club 7:30pm

Tonight is the launch of The Coach House Company's second EP Maiden Tales. Since their formation at university in late 2010, five-piece folk band The Coach House Company are rapidly becoming known for their uplifting and wholesome sound through dynamic live performances in London and Cambridge. Inspired by the folk heritage of the British Isles, the band fuses traditional jigs, reels and folksongs with rich harmonies, instrumental virtuosity and compelling upbeat rhythms to create a unique folk expression. Original compositions and arrangements form the core of the band's repertoire, which is also infused with influences from the classical and jazz domains. The band is made up of Maya Amin-Smith (vocals/violin/mandolin), Patrick Milne (vocals/guitar), Héloïse Werner (vocals/cello), Marianne Schofield (vocals/double bass) and Colin Danskin (vocals/trumpet). The Coach House Company have recently performed at, amongst others, the ADC Theatre in Cambridge, where they were described as 'musically excellent' in a five-star review from Varsity, Ronnie Scott's, Cecil Sharp House, where their debut EP was launched, the London Folk Festival and Wilderness Festival (programmed by the EFDSS). Future gigs include a double header with Maz O'Connor at Cecil Sharp House in January 2015.

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Pilgrims' Way In Coventry

on Sun, 25 Sep 2016 at Coventry The Maudslay Pub 7:00pm

Pilgrims' Way - Off the wall, colourful, energetic. With influences starting in early music, passing through Playford and the Morris traditions, picking up prog, soul, and pop, it's impossible to categorise the sound they make as folk music is fed through their unique steam driven sound-mincing engine. Appearing in Coventry for the first time with local lass and new oboist on the block Jude Rees. Also appearing without the aid of a safety net are Pilgrims' Way veterans Tom Kitching (fiddle and mandolin), Edwin Beasant (melodeon and guitar) and Jon Loomes (guitar, concertina and hurdy gurdy). No cow is too sacred, no juxtaposition too ambitious. Pigeonhole at your peril. Wear a yellow carnation in your buttonhole. Password; 'How's your father?' Off the back of acclaimed albums 'Wayside Courtesies' (2011) and 'Red Diesel' (2016), the band are out on the road again. Prime the mild pump, waterproof the revolving mirror ball, and strap on your dancing trousers!

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Maciek Pysz, Shirley Smart, Adam Teixeira Trio

on Sun, 25 Sep 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Acclaimed Polish guitarist Maciek Pysz teams up with the unique talents of cellist Shirley Smart and Adam Teixeira on drums. This new trio explores acoustic jazz repertoire, as well as original compositions. A combination of Al di Meola, Bireli Lagrene and John Mclaughlin fused with world music influences.

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Patrick Naylor Trio Feat. Fulvio Sigurta

on Sun, 25 Sep 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Patrick Naylor Trio Guitarist Patrick Naylor plays songs from his Daily Telegraph Best of 2015 album Days of Blue 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 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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Marnhull Acoustic Sessions Presents Rodney Branigan

on Sun, 25 Sep 2016 at Marnhull Village Hall 7:00pm

Rodney is to return with his multiple guitars. Get your tickets quick for what is sure to be a popular and stunning show.

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Dan Walsh & John Dowling At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 25 Sep 2016 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Dan Walsh is one of the most exciting and explosive banjo players around. A visit from him is a treat in istelf but tonight he's joining forces with the extrodinary John Dowling and Dan Walsh for an evening of banjo madness. Built around virtuoso picking, creative harmonies and an impressive array of textures for two banjos (and some vocals from Dan too) their show is sure to be eclectic and impressive. We're spoiling you here, really. 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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Chuck Johnson

on Sun, 25 Sep 2016 at London Servant Jazz Quarters 7:00pm

Double bill with of one of America's finest solo guitarists Chuck Johnson, and Red River Dialect.

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Steve Daggett

on Sun, 25 Sep 2016 at Hope Old Hall Hotel - tea rooms 7:30pm

STEVE DAGGETT is a UK based singer-songwriter, musician and producer residing in the North East of England. Steve performs solo live shows on acoustic guitar, with gritty soulful vocals and a lonesome harmonica. He is also a long time associate and current member of legendary folk/rock group LINDISFARNE after rejoining the band on their reformation in 2013. The distinctive original songwriting style and charged live solo performances make him a 'must go and see' artist. His live show also features some unique, inspired personal interpretations of some classic songs by early influences.. More info: www,folkandblues.club

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Jinnwoo At The Bicycle Shop

on Sun, 25 Sep 2016 at Norwich The Bicycle Shop 7:00pm

On UK tour. Support from Hickory Signals and Kevin Pearce. JINNWOO In 2014, Brighton-based troubadour Jinnwoo (aka Ben Webb) released his debut 'Your Baby' E.P. and a string of singles, title track 'Your Baby' as well as 'Solo Man', 'You Should Be Feeling This Elliott' and 'I Am, I Am The World's Oldest Man.' The releases collectively garnered coverage across The Guardian Guide, The Line Of Best Fit, Clash, 405, For Folk's Sake among many others all accumulating in Jinnwoo being named one of The Independent's 'Faces to Watch 2015'. Jinnwoo's charms are evident immediately on listening to his spooked folk songs. His distinctive, fragile vocal and confessional reel are laid bare on stark folk soundscapes which glisten with carefully placed haunting string arrangements and Jinnwoo's exceptional acoustic guitar work. His debut album 'Strangers Bring Me No Light' released 2nd September through Cargo Records UK. Hickory Signals Sussex-based folk duo fast making its mark on the local music scene. Atmospheric songs inspired by everything from sea shanties to Child's Ballads. https://soundcloud.com/hickorysignals Kevin Pearce Alternative/ethereal folk "A keening vocal reminiscent of Cat Stevens" - The Independent "The Finest Songs" - MOJO https://soundcloud.com/kevinpearcemusic

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Stevie Nimmo

on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

When Stevie Nimmo played a double header show with Ben Poole in March it was Stevie's first time at the Haven Club, Oxford. We all loved him, he blew us all away with his fab guitar playing and wonderful voice. A warm, powerful, heartfelt performance. When he asked to come back we didn't hesitate to say yes, we want to hear more of him! He has a very successful album out - Sky Won't Fall, here is a review: The album is an emotionally-charged feast with an abundance of raw power and energy, Nimmo jumps from in your face riffing to tracks where guitar is almost non-existent, from rock vocals of a confident man to the most soulful blues of a broken man Nimmo manages his variations effortlessly. Sky Won't Fall confidently declares that Nimmo is back, but loaded with the bite of a man who's well prepared to dwell on the path he's travelled. Charlie Key - The Blue Cafe

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Stevie Nimmo

on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

When Stevie Nimmo played a double header show with Ben Poole in March it was Stevie's first time at the Haven Club, Oxford. We all loved him, he blew us all away with his fab guitar playing and wonderful voice. A warm, powerful, heartfelt performance. When he asked to come back we didn't hesitate to say yes, we want to hear more of him! He has a very successful album out - Sky Won't Fall, here is a review: The album is an emotionally-charged feast with an abundance of raw power and energy, Nimmo jumps from in your face riffing to tracks where guitar is almost non-existent, from rock vocals of a confident man to the most soulful blues of a broken man Nimmo manages his variations effortlessly. Sky Won't Fall confidently declares that Nimmo is back, but loaded with the bite of a man who's well prepared to dwell on the path he's travelled. Charlie Key - The Blue Cafe

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Robbie Mcintosh

on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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

on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Pilgrims' Way - Off the wall, colourful, energetic. With influences starting in early music, passing through Playford and the Morris traditions, picking up prog, soul, and pop, it's impossible to categorise the sound they make as folk music is fed through their unique steam driven sound-mincing engine. Formed by default under a Stockport pub table in early 2010 by Ed, Tom, and past member, Lucy Wright, Pilgrims' Way has grown to incorporate a dazzling array of instrumentation and millinery. With the extraordinarily omni-skilled musician Jon Loomes (22 instruments played on Red Diesel!), and champion Renaissance woodwind parper and oboe wrangler Jude Rees joining along the way, the prospect of an early night is slim. No cow is too sacred, no juxtaposition too ambitious. Pigeonhole at your peril. Wear a yellow carnation in your buttonhole. Password; 'How's your father?' Off the back of acclaimed albums 'Wayside Courtesies' (2011) and 'Red Diesel' (2016), the band are out on the road again. Prime the mild pump, waterproof the revolving mirror ball, and strap on your dancing trousers!

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Alasdair Roberts/james Green: Plaint Of Lapwing

on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 at London The Dentist 7:30pm

Mayday 2012: an email from James Green in Sheffield reached me in Glasgow. I knew James a little not particularly well; we had met a few times over the years and had collaborated a little too (I'd sung on a couple of songs on the album Folk Songs 2 by his group The Big Eyes Family Players). I understood that he played the harmoniflute, an instrument somewhere between a harmonium and an accordion, and seemed very enamoured of it. His email read: had an idea about approaching you with... an ep or few songs (trad or otherwise) accompanied by my harmoniflute, and nothing else... just an idea once the dust has settled, maybe.... The dust was not long in the swirling before coming to rest upon both of our past endeavours, and shortly we set to work on the project which became Plaint of Lapwing. My initial thought was to concentrate on just four pieces I'd just recorded the Drag City LP/CD A Wonder Working Stone and had some songs left over from that. In a process which James was later to characterise as 'surreal', I started emailing him recordings of my disembodied voice; in response I would eagerly await, tracks featuring aforesaid voice with James' harmoniflute accompaniment. The project gradually, almost imperceptibly, developed in scope and complexity over two years. I began sending James more vocal takes as well as other sonics I'd generated, for a variety of original compositions and some by other authors (including a song by the Perthshire folklorist Hamish Henderson, an arrangement by Benjamin Britten of a piece by the Irish poet Thomas Moore, a lyric by beekeeping Cornish film maker Timothy Neat and a setting of a work by the Angus poet Violet Jacob). James in turn increased his instrumental palette to include drums, guitars and all other kinds of musical things. As the project developed, so did a wonderful friendship blossom between James and myself. I found I was sending vocal tracks attached to emails detailing current grievances in my personal life, as if envisaging James as some kind of agony aunt. James, in return, sent completed tracks and, apparently regarding me as some kind of sounding board, emails venting his strident opinions (invariably in line with my own) on whatever political matter ruled the day. Before we knew it the disembodied sounds had become incarnate and James and I found we had an LP's worth of material - an LP featuring beautiful artwork by Frances Castle which you, dear listener, now have the opportunity to welcome into your own home.

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Miranda And Rex

on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Miranda And Rex

on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band

on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:00pm

We are absolutely delighted to present two nights with one of Sheffield's adopted Goddesses, Nancy Kerr, with her marvellous Sweet Visitor Band (which is of course full of other Sheffield adopted deities). Bright Phoebus regulars will know Nancy as she is one of most popular guests and that being the case we have decided to put on not one, but two nights on her autumn tour this year. Her website is incredibly modest and simply describes her thus ... Already a respected interpreter of traditional material, Nancy's emergence as a writer of rare style has drawn comparisons to William Blake in her reawakening of a radical folk mythology as a backdrop for contemporary narratives about love and conflict, motherhood, migration, hardship and jubilation, and the tensions between rural and urban life. Nancy is one of the most celebrated folk musicians of her generation, and has to date won 6 Folk Awards from BBC Radio 2: 2015 FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR HORIZON AWARD 2000 BEST DUO 2003 and again in 2011 with James Fagan BEST GROUP 2014 with The Full English BEST ALBUM 2014 with The Full English. Nominated Best Original Song 2011 for Queen of Waters. Winner Best Album (Spiral earth 2011) for Twice Reflected Sun (Navigator041). There are by no means enough superlatives in that biog but we'll add some as the time gets nearer! These will be Nancy's only Sheffield dates with her band this year and they sold out very quickly last time so don't delay in getting them in your possession! We'll announce the MC for the night nearer the time, but as James Fagan (husband and musical partner) is so good at it we are of course going to ask him if he'd do the honours! See you soon :)

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band

on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:00pm

We are absolutely delighted to present two nights with one of Sheffield's adopted Goddesses, Nancy Kerr, with her marvellous Sweet Visitor Band (which is of course full of other Sheffield adopted deities). Bright Phoebus regulars will know Nancy as she is one of most popular guests and that being the case we have decided to put on not one, but two nights on her autumn tour this year. Her website is incredibly modest and simply describes her thus ... Already a respected interpreter of traditional material, Nancy's emergence as a writer of rare style has drawn comparisons to William Blake in her reawakening of a radical folk mythology as a backdrop for contemporary narratives about love and conflict, motherhood, migration, hardship and jubilation, and the tensions between rural and urban life. Nancy is one of the most celebrated folk musicians of her generation, and has to date won 6 Folk Awards from BBC Radio 2: 2015 FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR HORIZON AWARD 2000 BEST DUO 2003 and again in 2011 with James Fagan BEST GROUP 2014 with The Full English BEST ALBUM 2014 with The Full English. Nominated Best Original Song 2011 for Queen of Waters. Winner Best Album (Spiral earth 2011) for Twice Reflected Sun (Navigator041). There are by no means enough superlatives in that biog but we'll add some as the time gets nearer! These will be Nancy's only Sheffield dates with her band this year and they sold out very quickly last time so don't delay in getting them in your possession! We'll announce the MC for the night nearer the time, but as James Fagan (husband and musical partner) is so good at it we are of course going to ask him if he'd do the honours! See you soon :)

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K-music 2016 Presents Idiotape + The Patients

on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 at London Rich Mix 7:30pm

MTV said 'If Cut Copy, Daft Punk and Chromeo had a Korean baby, they would beget the funkatastic, celebratory disco house trio Idiotape. They've been getting audiences in Korea jumping manically and now they're preparing for global domination.' That was when they were first heading for SXSW since then, they've cross-crossed the States, played Glastonbury and stormed festivals from Exit to Trans Musicales. They sound like a sixties pop band with a mighty drummer, fed through an analog synthesizer and turned into a dance phenomenon The Patients start with the same influences, stir in a punk sensibility (they run their own club in Seoul, called Steel Face Rooftop 3639) and have triumphed at Liverpool Sound City while touring across the UK. Getintothis enthused 'killer hooks and great melodies The Patients could be Korea's answer to The Clash'. Rich Mix Shoreditch has a dance floor Idiotape and The Patients will make sure it gets well used Part of K-Music 2016 http://www.serious.org.uk/k-music

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Connla

on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Fiery is a term that's frequently used to describe great Irish trad and when applied to the music and performance - of up-and-coming young band, Connla, it does the job again. They have their sweet moments too, especially when the spotlight lands on vocalist Ciara McCafferty and she gets the chance to shine. These five tremendous musicians came together while studying at Ulster University. Their debut EP won them loads of attention and rave reviews. Irish Music magazine said of the sampler: Consider this your early warning systemthere is something serious on the horizon and that creative storm is Connla. The new album is winning them even more well-deserved exposure. Best New Group 'live' Ireland 2016 Awards

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Gabrielle Papillon Plays Cafe#9

on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

Hailed as one of finest new songwriters in Canada, (Tom Power, CBC) singer-songwriter Gabrielle Papillon sings stories real and imagined. Words, melancholy melodies, and lush harmonies are her currency.

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Big Comfy Birthday With Tom Mcrae!

on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

We turn two on September 27th so we're celebrating with fantastic music from Tom McRae and Dan Wilde! Tom McRae McRae's eponymous debut album in 2000 was nominated for a The Mercury Prize, a Q Magazine Award, and a Brit, and the subsequent two years of touring cemented his reputation as one the most entertaining and powerful artists touring today. Just Like Blood, his second album was released to wide acclaim, especially in America, where every track was licensed for tv and film use, his style of music fitting perfectly the more darker output of LA's film studios. In 2004 McRae moved to LA, and while making his third album, All Maps Welcome, began playing regularly at The Hotel Café venue in Hollywood. The connection McRae made with fellow musicians led to the Hotel Café Tour, a travelling revue show featuring dozens of artists, which annually tours the USA coast to coast, as well as occasional forays into Europe. The tour is something of a phenomenon in the states, providing a forum for new talent that may otherwise be unable to reach a live audience on such a scale. After signing to V2 in 2006, the following year McRae released King Of Cards, a more upbeat offering than previous albums. The demise of the label during the promotion phase didn't diminish Tom's enthusiasm for the fight, and he toured the album twice that year, proving a huge hit at festivals across Europe, recruiting more fans everywhere he went, After a year away from touring, during which Tom moved back to London from Brooklyn, he recorded his fifth studio album, The Alphabet of Hurricanes. An album in two parts, he released the first in February 2010, with the second volume, From The Lowlands, following in April 2013. Recorded over three years in studios, hotel rooms, and backstage both in the US and UK and completely self-produced, he worked with The Standing Band to hone the sound. A collection of incredible musicians and loyal friends, The Standing Band are based as far afield as Los Angeles, Texas and Wakefield and every tour or recording session is a riotous reunion. McRae relocated again, to Somerset and set up Buzzard Tree Studios where he took charge of the production, once again with his haunting melodies and poetic lyrics given a new sonic palette in an eclectic selection of powerful songs. Tom toured From The Lowlands solo for over two years around the UK and Europe whilst writing for various artists, including Marianne Faithful, who called their collaboration on her acclaimed new album, her favourite. He then headed back into the studio with the boys and now the new Tom McRae & The Standing Band album is due for release in Spring 2015. For an artist working in a genre often considered by the music press to be sensitive and self-indulgent he can take the roof off a venue with his passionate performances, as well as forging a strong humorous bond with his audience. Dan Wilde Dan Wilde is an English singer-songwriter and musician from Blackpool, now living in Cambridge. He has released two solo albums so far, the most recent being With Fire in Mind. His third solo album, "Rhythm on the City Wall" has just been released with several tracks being played regularly on BBC Radio 2. Doors 7pm Dan Wilde 8-8.45 Tom McRae 9.10-10.20 Times approx. We'll have cake, plus our bar with hot and cold drinks.

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Fool's Gold Acoustic Duo: "stories With Strings"

on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 at Masham Town Hall 7:30pm

Fool's Gold is an acoustic duo, with Steve and Carol Robson playing original and traditional music, in a manner which is "folk-ish, without being all out trad". Using a variety of instruments including guitars, flute, whistles, bass and ukelele, they play a range of traditional and modern songs from the North-East. What makes this show different and special is that Steve and Carol reveal the stories that lie behind the songs, telling of the hidden histories, myths, characters and events that called them into being. With a large projection screen, the stories and songs are accompanied with captivating images and video which really bring them to life.

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Flamenco With Alma Gitana

on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- When you have experienced the breathtaking momentum of this flamenco group, you realise you have just seen something spectacular and unique; the speed and power of the feet stomping of Lourdes, the raw captivation of the flamenco guitar of Andres, and the amazing vocals of Javier, and how it all melts in a magic and passionate performance. Alma Gitana are quickly earning a reputation in the Flamenco and World Music scene, with sell out shows, rave reviews, and testimonials about the group's passion and quality. Lourdes Fernandez: dance Andres Garcia: guitar Javier Moreno: vocals Guests musicians: Ayoze de Alejandro: percussion

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band

on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:00pm

We are absolutely delighted to present two nights with one of Sheffield's adopted Goddesses, Nancy Kerr, with her marvellous Sweet Visitor Band (which is of course full of other Sheffield adopted deities). Bright Phoebus regulars will know Nancy as she is one of most popular guests and that being the case we have decided to put on not one, but two nights on her autumn tour this year. Her website is incredibly modest and simply describes her thus ... Already a respected interpreter of traditional material, Nancy's emergence as a writer of rare style has drawn comparisons to William Blake in her reawakening of a radical folk mythology as a backdrop for contemporary narratives about love and conflict, motherhood, migration, hardship and jubilation, and the tensions between rural and urban life. Nancy is one of the most celebrated folk musicians of her generation, and has to date won 6 Folk Awards from BBC Radio 2: 2015 FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR HORIZON AWARD 2000 BEST DUO 2003 and again in 2011 with James Fagan BEST GROUP 2014 with The Full English BEST ALBUM 2014 with The Full English. Nominated Best Original Song 2011 for Queen of Waters. Winner Best Album (Spiral earth 2011) for Twice Reflected Sun (Navigator041). There are by no means enough superlatives in that biog but we'll add some as the time gets nearer! These will be Nancy's only Sheffield dates with her band this year and they sold out very quickly last time so don't delay in getting them in your possession! We'll announce the MC for the night nearer the time, but as James Fagan (husband and musical partner) is so good at it we are of course going to ask him if he'd do the honours! See you soon :)

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band

on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:00pm

We are absolutely delighted to present two nights with one of Sheffield's adopted Goddesses, Nancy Kerr, with her marvellous Sweet Visitor Band (which is of course full of other Sheffield adopted deities). Bright Phoebus regulars will know Nancy as she is one of most popular guests and that being the case we have decided to put on not one, but two nights on her autumn tour this year. Her website is incredibly modest and simply describes her thus ... Already a respected interpreter of traditional material, Nancy's emergence as a writer of rare style has drawn comparisons to William Blake in her reawakening of a radical folk mythology as a backdrop for contemporary narratives about love and conflict, motherhood, migration, hardship and jubilation, and the tensions between rural and urban life. Nancy is one of the most celebrated folk musicians of her generation, and has to date won 6 Folk Awards from BBC Radio 2: 2015 FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR HORIZON AWARD 2000 BEST DUO 2003 and again in 2011 with James Fagan BEST GROUP 2014 with The Full English BEST ALBUM 2014 with The Full English. Nominated Best Original Song 2011 for Queen of Waters. Winner Best Album (Spiral earth 2011) for Twice Reflected Sun (Navigator041). There are by no means enough superlatives in that biog but we'll add some as the time gets nearer! These will be Nancy's only Sheffield dates with her band this year and they sold out very quickly last time so don't delay in getting them in your possession! We'll announce the MC for the night nearer the time, but as James Fagan (husband and musical partner) is so good at it we are of course going to ask him if he'd do the honours! See you soon :)

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Keston Cobblers Club

on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Lisa Mills.

on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 at Leek Foxlowe Arts Centre 7:30pm

LEEK BLUES AND AMERICANA PRESENT... 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 reimagining 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 sellout 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 centers. And by the time the 2016 tour gets underway next Fall, she will have a new album to promote, titled Mama's Juke Book. A special and deeply personal project, Mama's Juke Book will be comprised of songs Lisa found by chance in her late mother's possessionsspecifically, in a Dollar Store General spiral notebook in which her mother had handwritten lyrics to 25 of her favorite country tunes, all dating from the early '70s. Her mother, Jan Powell, was a country music devotee who unfortunately passed away in 2012. In addition to her love of music, Jan unconditionally loved her daughter, was her biggest fan and most enthusiastic promoter, and not least of all, was her trusted confidant. In a real sense Mama's Juke Book is a love letter from daughter to mother but it is also a Southern cultural timepiece capturing mainstream country music in a transitional period ahead of the emergence of the Outlaw movement in the mid-'70s. Grammy winner Trina Shoemaker, who steered the retooling of I'm Changing, is returning in a producer's role on Mama's Juke Book. Although the content of Mama's Juke Book is drawn from country, Lisa's interpretive artistry takes country for a new spin when chestnuts originally recorded by the likes of Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Buck Owens, Conway Twitty and others are revealed to have hidden pockets of soul and blues when considered from a fresh point of view by a versatile vocalistsimilar to what she demonstrates on I'm Changing in finding new avenues of expression on covers of the Rev. Robert Wilkins's I Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down and Jimi Hendrix's Little Wing, both of which are remarkable for the way in which her ethereal approach is so completely attuned to the lyrics' spirituality and mystery as to make these songs her own and of a piece with the original material surrounding them. In a summary that is both specific to the album and a telling appraisal of an artist coming into her own, David McGee, writing in the online roots music/cultural journal Deep Roots (www.deeprootsmag.org), praised I'm Changing as a rare breed, a roots torch album of sweep and depth comparable to classic pop counterparts such as Sinatra's devastating Gordon Jenkins-arranged No One Cares, and concluded: (Lisa Mills is) a singer and songwriter of the first rank, uncompromising in the vision and concept o

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Southern Tenant Folk Union

on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

Southern Tenant Folk Union are the Edinburgh based six-piece string band that over a series of albums have produced a thought provoking and arresting take on roots & folk music

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Zeroclassikal: Pavithra Logitharajah And Mayooran Kandhasamy/ Raaheel Husain

on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 at London Karamel Club 7:00pm

Our Autumn series of double-bill concerts presents the best of British talent performing South Asian Classical music. Our first concert showcases the sounds of two beautiful stringed instruments often referred to as cousins from the North and South the Sitar and Veena. Pavithra Logitharajah and Mayooran Kandhasamy present a Carnatic veena duet exploring a variety of sounds, range and ragas on this beautiful and delicate instrument. Two extremely talented artists, with impeccable technique and command over their gamakas bring out the best of their instruments, and their own high energy. A creative and gifted London-based musician, Raaheel Husain performs an evening of Hindustani classical music on the well-known and distinctively sounding Sitar. As he travels through a range of improvisation, composition and technique, Raaheel creates his own unique style focusing on raag aesthetics and showcasing flawless skill.

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Zeroclassikal: Pavithra Logitharajah And Mayooran Kandhasamy/ Raaheel Husain

on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 at London Karamel Club 7:00pm

Our Autumn series of double-bill concerts presents the best of British talent performing South Asian Classical music. Our first concert showcases the sounds of two beautiful stringed instruments often referred to as cousins from the North and South the Sitar and Veena. Pavithra Logitharajah and Mayooran Kandhasamy present a Carnatic veena duet exploring a variety of sounds, range and ragas on this beautiful and delicate instrument. Two extremely talented artists, with impeccable technique and command over their gamakas bring out the best of their instruments, and their own high energy. A creative and gifted London-based musician, Raaheel Husain performs an evening of Hindustani classical music on the well-known and distinctively sounding Sitar. As he travels through a range of improvisation, composition and technique, Raaheel creates his own unique style focusing on raag aesthetics and showcasing flawless skill.

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Connla

on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Connla are Ciara McCafferty (vocals & bodhran), Ciaran Carlin (flute & whistles), Paul Starrett (guitar), Emer Mallon (harp & vocals) and Conor Mallon (Ulster & All-Ireland Uilleann Pipes Champion). They are an exciting new band with strong traditional roots as well as influences from across the globe. Their sensitive and innovative arrangements of traditional and modern folk songs and tunes have earned them praise across the folk community. Having met whilst studying Music at Ulster University, they quickly began performing together and developing friendships. The hottest new group out of Northern Ireland (Chicago Irish American News). Consider this your early warning system....there is something serious on the horizon and that creative storm is Connla. Irish Music Magazine See http://connlamusic.com/ Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Connla

on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Connla are Ciara McCafferty (vocals & bodhran), Ciaran Carlin (flute & whistles), Paul Starrett (guitar), Emer Mallon (harp & vocals) and Conor Mallon (Ulster & All-Ireland Uilleann Pipes Champion). They are an exciting new band with strong traditional roots as well as influences from across the globe. Their sensitive and innovative arrangements of traditional and modern folk songs and tunes have earned them praise across the folk community. Having met whilst studying Music at Ulster University, they quickly began performing together and developing friendships. The hottest new group out of Northern Ireland (Chicago Irish American News). Consider this your early warning system....there is something serious on the horizon and that creative storm is Connla. Irish Music Magazine See http://connlamusic.com/ Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Rura With Adam Holmes

on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 7:30pm

"Live Act of the Year" winners, 2015 Trad Music Awards, RURA are "one of the most exciting bands on the Scottish folk scene" (Songlines). The five-piece's fire first ignited in 2010, as award-winners at Glasgow's world-renowned Celtic Connections festival, where they have now appeared on a remarkable seven consecutive occasions. Since then, Steven Blake, Adam Brown, David Foley, Adam Holmes and Jack Smedley's powerful instrumentals and haunting songcraft has been a highlight of many of the world's leading folk festivals including Cambridge, Tønder, Winnipeg, HebCelt and Shetland, amongst countless others. A magical blend of fiddle, Highland pipes, whistle, flute, bodhran, guitar and voice grabs you by the throat and won't let go. Sure to sell out so get an early bird ticket (£10) now! Doors 7.30pm, concert starts 8pm. Licensed bar.

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Kaz Hawkins Band

on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Northern Ireland blues darling Kaz Hawkins is no longer its best-kept secret. The musical prodigy won the Pure M Award for 2015 All-Ireland Best Female artist in a ceremony streamed live to the world on 26 September 2015. Beating nine acts to the prize, the Belfast East Side Arts ambassador flew the flag for Northern Ireland at the Pure M Awards, just as she did when she accepted the prestigious Barry Middleton Award for Emerging Artist at the British Blues Awards on 15 September. Kaz was also nominated for Northern Ireland's prestigious NI Music Prize in 2014 and again in 2015. Kaz's stellar rise to success will be no surprise to Northern Ireland music aficionados and her blues fans world-wide, whom she's been wooing for years with her deep, powerful voice, original song writing and soulful tracks. The latest featured on her Get Ready album which won the Blues Matters Writers Poll Best Studio Album of 2015, beating Roger Daltrey and Wilko Johnson. No mean feat for the 42 year-old Belfast woman 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 and her band are currently in recording for a second album to be released in spring 2016 just ahead of the band's 2016 UK Tour. Kaz has also changed the line up to increase the band sound. The one remaining original member, Nick McConkey on guitar has been with Kaz for almost four years. On the band's 2015 Hallelujah UK Tour, Kaz added Peter Uhrin on drums and as awards came Kaz decided to change things around with the addition of the drummer's brother on Bass. Yani Uhrin joined, already firmly locked in musically with his brother, meaning the band now have a powerful close knit rhythm section. Kaz also wanted to improve the melodic side to the band sound and has added Deanne Jones on backing vocals, adding more flavour and a fresh dynamic to the already award winning sound of the Kaz Hawkins Band. Kaz Hawkins (Vocal,Guitar,Percussion) Nick McConkey (Guitar) Pete Uhrin (Drums) Yani Uhrin (Bass) Deanne Jones (Backing Vocalist) www.kazhawkins.com https://www.facebook.com/kazhawkinssongs https://soundcloud.com/kaz-hawkins-1 https://twitter.com/kazhawkins

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Otis Gibbs

on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ While writing the songs on this record, I found myself thinking an awful lot about my father and how he encouraged me to do everything I could to pursue a creative life. He rode a Harley Davidson Chopper, sang along to Jerry Lee Lewis records and took absolutely no shit from anyone. The only job he ever enjoyed was driving a tow truck, but he couldn't support the family on just 85 cents an hour. He was convinced he'd finally hit the jackpot when he got a job throwing 100 pound bags of starch into boxcars for $1.85 an hour. Thirty years later, he retired with a worn out back, a bad shoulder and a cheap certificate in a cardboard frame. He once told me they were his "Souvenirs Of A Misspent Youth." One thing I inherited from my father was his low tolerance for bullshit and let's face it, the arts world is full of it. With that in mind, one morning I scribbled a thought onto the cover of my notebook that served as a reminder while working on these songs. "There are only two people in art who matter. There's the creative individual and the person experiencing it, everything else is an artificial filter." If I have one core artistic belief, that would probably be it. That principle and a whole lot of scratching, clawing and sacrifice has earned me a loyal cult following throughout Europe and in parts of the USA, but don't feel bad if you've never heard of me. I like to joke around the house that I've done everything I can to remain obscure without realizing it. While my parents worked during the day, it fell upon some strange individuals to babysit me. One of these people was my uncle. He wasn't the best choice to babysit a 4 year old because he'd just gotten out of prison. He wasn't even really my uncle, he and my aunt were just shacking up. Living in sin. Renting with the option to buy. He got bored watching me, so he took me to a neighborhood bar that had an upright piano in the corner. He'd sit me on top of that piano and I'd sing Hank Williams and Jimmy Rodgers songs while he accompanied me. The drunks thought I was a cute kid, so they gave me tip money and I'd sing their requests. My uncle would then take that money and get drunk on it. That's when I first learned how the music industry actually works. One of the benefits of being a touring musician is I often find myself dropped into unexpected situations. These moments sometimes make their way into my songwriting. Experiences like crossing the Carpathian Mountains in Romania in a snowstorm and picking up a nine year old hitchhiker named "Cozmina." She told me her family's tragic story as I gave her a ride over the top of the mountain. I recently visited the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. There's a saying that every American knows someone whose name is on that wall, but as I stood there, I couldn't think of anyone. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks. As a kid in Wanamaker, Indiana, we had an aging boxer living in the house next door who had just lost his son in Vietnam. My Father did everything he could to be supportive, so we stopped by every day to visit. At the time, I was just a kid and didn't understand any of it. After finding my neighbor's son's name on the wall, I found myself standing there silently grieving beside strangers and remembering his Father (and mine). These newfound memories of my father and our pugilist friend stuck with me and eventually lead to "Ghosts Of Our Fathers." I've planted 7,176 trees in my lifetime. These were all large trees and were planted without the benefit of heavy machinery. Just shovels, spades and strong backs. It was my day job for about ten years and I loved it, but my body started to break down toward the end. Luckily, I started touring more in the UK and Europe which allowed me to play music full time. I quit that job about 8 years ago and haven't had a day job since. "No Rust On My Spade" is a song that looks back to those days when I prided myself in being a Nurseryman. "It Was A Train" and "The Darker Side Of Me" are loosely based on stories told to me by hobo friends around Midwestern campfires. My father was a hunter. At a very young age I followed him into the forests of Indiana in search of deer, rabbit and squirrel. I struggled for years to find a way to tell him that I loved being alone in the woods with him more than anything, but the idea of killing animals for "sport" repulsed me. "With A Gun In My Hand" tells the story that I was unable to tell as a kid. I'm happy to report that as he aged he lost all interest in hunting. This made him love the outdoors even more. I host a show called Thanks For Giving A Damn. It features your favorite musicians telling road stories, tall tales and vague recollections. There's no music, just talk. It's available as a podcast and there's a new episode posted to iTunes every Wednesday. I love hearing road stories, so I started the show as a way to share these stories directly with the people who enjoy my work. I had modest expectations at first, but was pleasantly surprised when the audience grew much quicker than I ever could have hoped. I'm happily living in East Nashville with my partner, Amy Lashley and a few too many rescued pets. (Let me know if you need a cat.) Amy and I have been together for over 15 years, but I don't want anyone to get the wrong idea. We're just hanging out. I'm a hell of a lot more like my old man than I'd care to admit. Like him, I work for a living. My job is to make people feel something and that's what I've tried to do with "Souvenirs Of A Misspent Youth." It's a record that I'm proud of and I believe it's my finest work to date. Thank you kindly for taking the time to experience it and I hope we might one day meet in person. Thanks for giving a damn, -Otis Gibbs

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Mambo Jambo Play Cafe#9

on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

Acoustic roots duo Mambo Jambo present a bit of a musical feast. They will take you on an enjoyable and intriguing musical journey, mixing sounds from around the world, folk and jazz, plus their own compositions. Their repertoire draws in a wide range of styles that might include Bluegrass, Latin & Caribbean New Orleans, Balkan, and more. Blending all these influences they create an upbeat rhythmic and rootsy sound all of their own with appeal across a very wide audience.

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David Francey With Mark Westberg

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

Widely covered by other artists, this Scottish-born Canadian is rated one of that country's foremost songwriters, composing memorable melodies and deceptively simple yet poetic lyrics about the lives and experiences of ordinary working people. He has become a favourite of ours over three past visits and we are delighted to welcome him back, together with regular guitar accompanist Mark Westberg.

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David Francey With Mark Westberg

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

Widely covered by other artists, this Scottish-born Canadian is rated one of that country's foremost songwriters, composing memorable melodies and deceptively simple yet poetic lyrics about the lives and experiences of ordinary working people. He has become a favourite of ours over three past visits and we are delighted to welcome him back, together with regular guitar accompanist Mark Westberg.

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Elfin Bow At Ruthin Allstyles Folk & Acoustic

on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 at Ruthin AllStyles Music Club 8:00pm

We are delighted to present a Showcase by the amazingly talented Elizabeth Anne Jones with her new folk band Elfin Bow. Elizabeth has a long association with her husband Gary Edward Jones' band, as a backing singer, and now she and bass player Oscar have formed Elfin Bow as a separate band in their own right. They will perform a 40 minute mid evening Showcase and a finale spot at the end. As always, there will be plenty of floor spots from our Ruthin AllStyles regulars providing a varied and broad mix from Folk to Blues to R&B, from Country to Celtic to Charts. £3 on the door (members £1.50)

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Elfin Bow At Ruthin Allstyles Folk & Acoustic

on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 at Ruthin AllStyles Music Club 8:00pm

We are delighted to present a Showcase by the amazingly talented Elizabeth Anne Jones with her new folk band Elfin Bow. Elizabeth has a long association with her husband Gary Edward Jones' band, as a backing singer, and now she and bass player Oscar have formed Elfin Bow as a separate band in their own right. They will perform a 40 minute mid evening Showcase and a finale spot at the end. As always, there will be plenty of floor spots from our Ruthin AllStyles regulars providing a varied and broad mix from Folk to Blues to R&B, from Country to Celtic to Charts. £3 on the door (members £1.50)

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Btgr @ The Haberdashery

on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 at London The Haberdashery 7:15pm

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

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Btgr @ The Haberdashery

on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 at London The Haberdashery 7:15pm

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

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Blues In The City Festival 6

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Chelmsford Social Club 6:30pm

This is our 6th festival raising monies for the Remus Horse Sanctuary again. We are thrilled to have one of worlds top guitarists playing for us all the way from the U.S.A. Jerry Donahue the legend of the telecaster is going to play in Chelmsford and joining him is Blue Swamp who are amazing as a collective they are known The Blues Folk. If that is not enough we have another legend Jerimiah Marques & the Blue Aces and then to cap it all we have Jamie Williams & the Roots Collective. I think you will agree we have excelled this year and wait til you see who else we have lined up for you. Day 1: The Blues Folk (Jerry Donahue & John Williamsom + Mike Bowden & Big Vern), Jerimiah Marques & the Blue Aces & Jamie Williams & the Roots Collective. Day 2: Cowell / Hayes / Simpson / Stroud & Kelly (the Monday Band and Bad Influnce mixed together) Nicky Moore's Blues Corporation & Northsyde

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Allen Valleys Folk Festival 2016

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Allendale Village Hall|Allendale St Cuthbert's Church Hall 7:00pm

Kathryn Tickell & Superfolkus, Stick in the Wheel, The Turbans, Nick Harper, Tim Dalling, Alistair Anderdson and many more fantastic acts. There are limited stocks on sale until 31 May. Take a look at the line up http://allenvalleysfolkfestival.co.uk/ for this year's festival. There's a fantastic range of bands and perfomers, probabaly our best yet.

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Saul Rose And James Delarre

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Saul Rose and James Delarre, plus a set from each of the support acts. * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged (ie no paid employment) - proof required at the door on the night. Please note that we have an allocation of ten concessionary online tickets for each of our concerts - first come first served! * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £13/11 * Mix of row seats and standing room. * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. IF HAVING A SEAT IS ESSENTIAL TO YOU, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE THERE WHEN THE DOOR OPENS AT 7PM, AS THE ROOM FILLS UP QUICKLY FOR POPULAR CONCERTS. We will not be able to bring in extra seats. * Children are welcome provided they sit quietly without disturbing other members of the audience. If you are unsure about this, please contact us before buying tickets for children. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat in the ballroom and then eat elsewhere. If you wish to eat, please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to order and eat your food. * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

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Saul Rose And James Delarre

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Saul Rose and James Delarre, plus a set from each of the support acts. * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged (ie no paid employment) - proof required at the door on the night. Please note that we have an allocation of ten concessionary online tickets for each of our concerts - first come first served! * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £13/11 * Mix of row seats and standing room. * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. IF HAVING A SEAT IS ESSENTIAL TO YOU, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE THERE WHEN THE DOOR OPENS AT 7PM, AS THE ROOM FILLS UP QUICKLY FOR POPULAR CONCERTS. We will not be able to bring in extra seats. * Children are welcome provided they sit quietly without disturbing other members of the audience. If you are unsure about this, please contact us before buying tickets for children. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat in the ballroom and then eat elsewhere. If you wish to eat, please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to order and eat your food. * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

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The Band From County Hell + The Brandy Thieves

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Beverly Smith And John Grimm

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes 7:30pm

Top old-time musicianship from Georgia, USA

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Kiki Dee & Carmello Luggeri

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

Kiki maintains our tradition of opening WemsFest with one of the finest female UK-based musicians we can find (and afford!). She follows in the footsteps of Sally Barker (2014), and Judie Tzuke (2015). Please understand that due to the expenses involved with a concert like this we cannot offer a large quantity of concessionaire tickets and all of these have now been sold.

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Kiki Dee & Carmello Luggeri

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

Kiki maintains our tradition of opening WemsFest with one of the finest female UK-based musicians we can find (and afford!). She follows in the footsteps of Sally Barker (2014), and Judie Tzuke (2015). Please understand that due to the expenses involved with a concert like this we cannot offer a large quantity of concessionaire tickets and all of these have now been sold.

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Rikki Thomas Martinez + Luke Carver Goss

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Nick Harper

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

Doors 7pm Please let us know if you have any disabilities and require support/seating. About Nick His first solo release was the 1994 EP Light at the End of the Kennel which he quickly succeeded with his 1995 album Seed. In 1996, after this release, he had a chance meeting with Squeeze frontman and songwriter Glenn Tilbrook, which led to Harper being given the support slot for the forthcoming Squeeze tour and his being signed up to Tilbrook's own Quixotic label. Following tours in the UK, US and Japan, Harper recorded both the 1998 album Smithereens and 2000's Harperspace with Tilbrook as producer. After moving to the Sangraal label in the early 2000s, a further EP (2001's Instrumental), live double album (2002's Double Life) and studio album (Blood Songs in 2004) were released. His 2006 album Treasure Island was a change of direction, seeing both a concerted shift to more overtly political themes (songs such as Knuckledraggers, Sleeper Cell and Intelligent Design spliced together from audio clips of George W. Bush's speeches on the war on terror were all highly critical of the Bush regime) and to more historical perspectives. The album's title track is inspired by an obscure Liverpudlian philanthropist who employed destitute men returning from the Napoleonic Wars to dig tunnels for no other reason than to give them something to do. May 2007 saw a special iTunes download release of his first single "Blue Sky Thinking", taken from his sixth studio album Miracles for Beginners on behalf of the Love Hope Strength Foundation, a cancer charity founded to provide a global support network for cancer survivors. It reached no. 1 in the iTunes folk chart[citation needed] and received favourable reviews and radio airplay across the UK and Europe. All proceeds from the single went to the Foundation. Miracles for Beginners itself was released in June 2007. After taking a three-year hiatus from recording to focus on touring and charity work, he announced that in February 2010 he would embark on a UK tour to promote his forthcoming album, The Last Guitar. The album was released the following month and features his then 13-year-old daughter taking a guest vocal slot on one of the songs Silly Daddy. The tour and album served as a prelude to his prestigious gig on the Glastonbury Festival Avalon stage on 26 June 2010. Harper's 2013 album Riven was perhaps his most ambitious work, and was well received by press and fans alike. He quickly followed this in October 2014 with an all-acoustic album Nix, recorded at home in Wiltshire.

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Oxford Fiddle Group

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Finstock Village Hall 7:30pm

Evenlode Folk presents Oxford Fiddle Group OFG perform songs and tunes from mainly England and Scotland, but also include material from Ireland and the USA. Thery are keen to promote their own local musical heritage, such as the title track of their latest album 'Beyond the Spires'. Tunes can be foot-tapping jigs and reels, or catchy hornpipes and marches, or beautiful slow airs and laments. Performances are 'tight' and fun, yet always played with passion. Doors 7.30pm, music from 8.00 pm Tickets £5 advance, £6 on the door. Bar.

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Ashley Hutchings

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

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

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Otis Gibbs

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Torquay The Crown & Sceptre 8:30pm

Gibbs' songs feature stories about every day life. He has been compared to Woody Guthrie, Tom T. Hall, Kris Kristofferson, and Townes Van Zandt. The website Saving Country Music describes him as Gibbs a "storyteller's storyteller" with an "independent spirit." His most recent album, "Souvenirs of a Misspent Youth" has been described as "his most pleasing, direct and artful work" by The Tennessean.Alan Harrison of No Depression notes that "The Darker Side of Me" is the type of song that Johnny Cash would be interested in recording. Billy Bragg included Gibbs' song "The Peoples Day" in a list of "Top Five Songs with Something to Say", published in the Wall Street Journal. Andy Gill of the The Independent wrote that there is a "authenticity and dedication in Gibbs' delivery which is somehow cleansing in its purity"

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The Andy May Trio

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Three award-winning musicians from Newcastle Northumbrian piper Andy May (from Jez Lowe's The Bad Pennies, Baltic Crossing), guitarist Ian Stephenson (Kan, Baltic Crossing) and fiddler Sophy Ball (422, Bottle Bank Band) come together as The Andy May Trio to play high energy instrumental folk, inspired by the music of their native North East. The trio were the hits of last year's Sidmouth Folk Week and we are delighted to have persuaded them to return down South to kick off our new season of club nights. An evening in their company will include traditional tunes from Northumberland, newly-composed material by all members of the band and an introduction to the pipes, all delivered with warmth and humour. which is sure to delight. There's a certain connection only heard between musicians after many years' playing in each other's company; so following more than a decade's music making together in various guises the tight interplay and sense of fun between these three friends is sure to delight. A dazzling show is guaranteed filled with virtuosity and energy. TICKET PRICE INCLUDES FREE 2016/17 MEMBERSHIP.

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Vin Garbutt

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Durham Shadforth Village Hall 7:00pm

VIN GARBUTT Friday 30th September at 8:00pm In September we have Vin Garbutt appearing in our Village Hall just 4 miles from the City of Durham. An intimate evening with one of the legends of UK folk music. Doors open 7:00pm for a 8:00pm start, Bar available. Please note seats may be reserved by contacting the organisers otherwise there may only be standing spaces available.

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The Honey Ants

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at London Sebright Arms 7:45pm

CLUB FANDANGO PRESENTS THE HONEY ANTS NOBLE JACKS +SPECIAL GUESTS

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Acoustic Haven - Teyr & Tbc

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

Acoustic Haven is back with this awesome launch September 30th 2016 TEYR are coming! Absolutely fantastic folk band with a twist of lime ( or maybe a bucketful). Expect a rip-roaring night of wild-fire folk from this London based threesome. Book Early! Doors open 6.30pm. Arrive early to best enjoy the night. Cafe with organic soup, home-made cakes, fresh baked bread, beer, and wine. A one-of-a-kind gathering, raising funds and awareness for two local land-based projects. The Hillyfield woodland farm on Dartmoor, and The Living Projects.

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Acoustic Haven - Teyr & Tbc

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

Acoustic Haven is back with this awesome launch September 30th 2016 TEYR are coming! Absolutely fantastic folk band with a twist of lime ( or maybe a bucketful). Expect a rip-roaring night of wild-fire folk from this London based threesome. Book Early! Doors open 6.30pm. Arrive early to best enjoy the night. Cafe with organic soup, home-made cakes, fresh baked bread, beer, and wine. A one-of-a-kind gathering, raising funds and awareness for two local land-based projects. The Hillyfield woodland farm on Dartmoor, and The Living Projects.

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Caitlín Agus Ciarán

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Belfast Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich 8:00pm

Caitlín Nic Gabhann agus Ciarán Ó Maonaigh - ceol agus damhsa den chéad scoth ó Thír Chonaill. Ag cur crioch le camchuairt uile Éireann sa Chultúrlann. Great night of music and dance guaranteed with two of the liveliest musicians in trad.

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Caitlín Agus Ciarán

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Belfast Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich 8:00pm

Caitlín Nic Gabhann agus Ciarán Ó Maonaigh - ceol agus damhsa den chéad scoth ó Thír Chonaill. Ag cur crioch le camchuairt uile Éireann sa Chultúrlann. Great night of music and dance guaranteed with two of the liveliest musicians in trad.

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Helter Skelter & Tapiserie Nights Presents Tiger Moth, The Liberal Folk Trio + Maayan Madar

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Gypsy Folk Punk, Balkan, Middle Eastern, Hispanic Swing, Croatian Folk and 60s Folk at Jamboree.., Tiger Moth play a wild mix of world Gypsy folk punk, ranging from Balkan, Middle Eastern and Hispanic to Swing, often played at a dizzying speed, a lyrical, bass, horn and drum driven blast of brilliant madness. The Liberal Folk Trio are London based musicians, currently exploring a segment of Croatian traditional music. Maayan Madar plays wonderful classic indiepop and '60s-tinged folk.

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New Roots Presents: Gem Andrews/ Gabriel Moreno

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

Liverpudlian singer-songwriter and UK alt-country queen Gem Andrews takes influence from roots artists as diverse as KD Laing to Kitty Wells, Lucinda Williams to Ani Di Franco, Emmylou Harris to The Be Good Tanyas. Her deep understanding of folk and country craft shines through in her beautifully written songs- in a wonderfully vibrant UK roots and Americana scene she stands out as a leading player, don't miss her. WATCH GEM ANDREWS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdzUk1Q6vHM Gabriel Moreno is a published poet and singer songwriter from Gibraltar. His songs fuse Mediterranean rhythms with Indie/folk arpeggios performed with a classical guitar. He has eight collections of poetry published in Spanish and English, and runs the legendary 'Lantern Society' folk collective, based in the Betsey Trotwood in Farringdon., London. WATCH GABRIEL MORENO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMVC_w-FqX4

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Johnny Dickinson - Slide Guitar Master - In Concert

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

John ("Johnny") Dickinson has been off the live gig circuit for nigh on 5 years due to an unusually dogged and debilitation illness. Consequently this gig will be special....Don't miss it!

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Johnny Dickinson - Slide Guitar Master - In Concert

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

John ("Johnny") Dickinson has been off the live gig circuit for nigh on 5 years due to an unusually dogged and debilitation illness. Consequently this gig will be special....Don't miss it!

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Honey Bee Blues Club Present Robin Bibi Band

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Sheffield Yello Arch Studios 8:00pm

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Graceland Presented By The Awful Truth

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Manchester The Wonder Inn 7:30am

Another classic album showcasing local talent. This time round Paul Simon's seminal 1986 album "Graceland". Released August 1986 - 30 years! Line up: The Bookends Band The Rich Williams Experience Richard Lomax The Awful Truth We got: Drums/Djembes/Congas/Saxophones/Trumpets Best bring your dancing. Artists will play a few of their own songs and a few songs in their own style from that wonderful album. They are usually good, no doubt, but so excited about this one! 1 The Boy In The Bubble 3:59 2 Graceland 4:48 3 I Know What I Know 3:13 4 Gumboots 2:42 5 Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes 5:34 6 You Can Call Me Al 4:39 7 Under African Skies 3:34 8 Homeless 3:45 9 Crazy Love Vol II 4:17 10 That Was Your Mother 2:51 11 All Around The World Or The Myth Of Fingerprints 3:15

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Rue Royal

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Stourbridge ScaryCanary The Venue 7:00pm

Rue Royal The Anglo-American outfit earned their stripes on the Chicago music scene before selling most of their belongings and boarding a plane for Europe, armed with their instruments and self-titled 2008 debut LP, for their first out-of-town tour. The road quickly became Rue Royale's way of life with chips and dents in their tour vans' bodywork testament to nearly 1000 shows in 15 countries. Grand Valise Grande Valise are a Black Country based duo with an ear for telling tales in close harmony. After releasing their indie-pop style debut LP 'Minnewater' in 2013, they've been working on various eclectic projects including an album steeped in their shared love of Black Country history, and a suite of songs that take inspiration from old cowboy novels.

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Kirk Fletcher

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Southampton The 1865 7:00pm

Kirk Fletcher has a reputation as a bonafide can't-miss performer. His soulful playing and singing never fails to elicit chills, and his unique approach to blues and roots music is both refreshingly modern and completely authentic. Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, he has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the globe. He is a four-time Blues Music Award and a 2015 British Blues Award nominee and has played with a variety of popular artists, including Joe Bonamassa and a three-year role as lead guitarist of The Fabulous Thunderbirds. He is also the frontman of his own Kirk Fletcher Band, having released three studio albums and a live album. A fourth studio album is currently in the works. Kirk is hands-down one of the best blues guitarists in the world. Joe Bonamassa Fletcher's playing is a synthesis of the best qualities of contemporary electric blues, but he isn't confined by it. He displays a limitless flow of concepts in a slow-blues context. Vintage Guitar Magazine Fletcher favors toothy Strat tones, stinging bends, and flurries of tight, staccato riffs that seem to pop from his fretboard like little firecrackers Guitar Player Magazine

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Blackstone Edge

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Appletreewick The Craven Arms 7:30pm

We are very excited to welcome, BLACKTONE EDGE + Support from Joe Kemp, to the Cruck Barn stage. Blackstone Edge are a West Yorkshire based folk rock band. From rousing fiddle driven rock to traditional songs and self-penned material, they deliver their music in their own unmistakable style. Songs about the luddites, handweavers, the Yorkshire coast and the English Civil War evoke a timeless atmosphere transporting you back in time. Moving over the water, stories are told of the sailors of old Amsterdam. Musically the atmosphere continues with Robin's 'Mystic Moors' guitar solo transcending time to the elements of the wild Pennine hills, the home to the name 'Blackstone Edge' and the rugged millstone grit moonscape on the very peak and natural frontier of the Pennine ridge. With two albums previously recorded at Fairport Convention's Woodworm Studios, they are currently working on number three

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Martin Carthy And Jim Causley

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

For up to date info go to www.ashkeysmusic.com Jim site www.jimcausley.co.uk/ Martin site www.watersoncarthy.com/id22.htm 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) is the latest. Jim Causley Five times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jim Causley is a singer/musician who is passionate about traditional song and particularly that of his native Westcountry. As one third of The Devil's Interval he toured with Waterson:Carthy for seven consecutive years as part of their annual Frost & Fire Christmas show and joined them in the studio for on their last album 'Holy Heathens and the Old Green Man' (Topic). Causley has recorded with several respected artists including Show of Hands, John McCusker and David Rotheray of Beautiful South fame. In recent years, projects have included touring with Steve Knightley and Kate Rusby

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Sunjay @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:30pm

Sat 1st October Sunjay @ Wychwood Folk Club + Support by Alan Pettifer Tiddy Hall, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AG Tickets £10.00 in advance £12.00 on the door Start 8pm.Doors 7.30pm Parking & Bar Available Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@gmail.com "Sunjay is very much the man of the moment. Not so much the flavour of the month is the flavour of the year." Living Tradition You could be forgiven for thinking at first listen that Sunjay is older than his 22 years. With a relaxed and confident manner, vocal style and mastery of his instrument he walks onto a stage and addresses the audiences though he is sitting down to play music with a group of close friends; a completely natural approach for a young man who picked up the guitar when he was just 4 years old and hasn't put it down since. 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. Drawing from a rich, musical and cultural background it is hardly surprising that Sunjay has quickly become recognised as one of the UK's rising stars. His performances have been described as mature & confident, while his guitar playing has been hailed as superb, brilliant, experienced, intricate & faultless. Sunjay clocked over a hundred tour dates in 2013 supporting the likes of Steeleye Span, Martin Simpson, Passenger, and Terry Reid. With three albums already to his name, ('Seems So Real' 2011, 'One Night Only' 2013 and 'Sunjay' 2014) Sunjay has just recorded his fourth release (Black & Blues released 30th November 2015). "Already creating a stir with talents way beyond his years. A really soothing, natural sound and most definitely destined for bigger things." - Maverick Magazine For such a young performer, Sunjay shows real confidence, maturity and ease on stage that it seems like he has been doing nothing else all of his life. Folk All Magazine "A great voice."- Blues Matters Magazine He's a wizard on the guitar; I think I'd call it jazz-folk! Vin Garbutt An amazing picker, a must see. Terry Reid "Listen, watch and take note." - FATEA Magazine Alan Pettifer Alan started songwriting way back in the early seventies, and one of his early influences back then was Tony Joe White an American singer songwriter whose country blues style and storytelling just knocked me out. However, over the years he's developed his own style of writing, singing and playing and his songs have meaningful lyrics and memorable melodies. That they are emotive in every way and tell only of real live experiences and events, whether happy or sad. he plays and composes in most genres. His songs and concerts have raised many, many thousands of pounds for charities, such as Afghan Heroes, Crimestoppers UK, Royal British Legion, Downs Syndrome, The Burma School Appeal and the Motor Neuron Disease Association. www.wychwoodfolkclub.com www.wegottickets.com/wychwoodfolkclub http://www.sunjay.tv/ http://www.alanpettifer.com/

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Otis Gibbs

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:30pm

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Papa Truck

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Papa Truck is a popular bluegrass band who have been performing together for over 10 years. They have recorded three albums, 'Papa Truck', 'Stand Out Of The Shade' and 'Further Down The Road' which has just been released. They have taken American Bluegrass music and added their own British spin and individual influences to make what they call "British Bluegrass". Proud to be a band that perform original music they have played in both the local area and abroad, performing at Bluegrass and other music venues and festivals around the UK.

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Sean Taylor

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Manningtree Red Lion 8:00pm

We are pleased to welcome Sean Taylor back to the Red Lion. Sean is a talented singer-songwriter in the folk blues tradition with a growing reputation. He is in demand to play in clubs and at festivals all over Europe. Sean will be accompanied by Hanna Piranha on violin.. In support will be Red Lion favourite Jazmine Ava making a welcome return to performing after taking a maternity break

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Robb Johnson - Matinée

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 1:45pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 1.45pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 2.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 3.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Robb Johnson is widely recognised as one of the UK's finest songwriters. An English original, (Robin Denselow, the Guardian) ... one of our best singer-songwriters ever (Mike Harding). He gigs in the UK, Belgium, Germany & the USA, & his songs are covered by many singers. In 2013 the release of a new, revised version of Gentle Men, Robb's family history of the First World War, recorded with Roy Bailey & Barb Jungr, again received unanimous critical acclaim - a wonderful mixture of the political and personal...A really moving piece of work (Billy Bragg, & a folk classic (The Guardian) A review of Robb's 2014 album Us & Them said Robb Johnson keeps folk music relevant & thought-provoking. 'Us & Them' shows what can be created by one man & a guitar, (The Living Tradition), while the following year's band album, Here Goes Nothing, prompted the following review from R2: Within bars of the opening onslaught..it's evident that Robb is quite the kamikaze axe man. The November 2015 release of a live song & spoken word recording of Gentle Men A Solo Performance, was described as Intense, engaging & very moving (fROOTS). In 2016, PM Press in the US released A Reasonable History of Impossible Demands, a 5 CD career-to-date box set - a magnificent retrospective (R2), this is one real essential purchase (fROOTS). My Best Regards, a new album of 13 songs, will be released this September. It features pianist Jenny Carr & bassist John Forrester, who worked together on 2013's Gentle Men, & Robb's son Arvin on drums & percussion. The album also contains different versions of 3 of the songs 2 recorded with Brighton's Hullabaloo Quire, & one song, When the Tide Comes in, recorded with the Palestinian singer Reem Kelani. Robb will be touring the UK in October to celebrate the release of this album, & is particularly happy that on the first weekend he is having the London launch gig at Green Note.

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Allen Valleys Folk Festival 2016 Ceilidh

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Hexham Allendale Primary School 5:00pm

A family ceilidh for all to enjoy

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Allen Valleys Folk Festival 2016 Ceilidh

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Hexham Allendale Primary School 5:00pm

A family ceilidh for all to enjoy

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Sarah Deere-jones

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Sarah Deere-Jones is one of the UK's most talented and versatile harpists, she was classically trained but soon turned her focus onto medieval and traditional music, with her ground-breaking compositions and arrangements, that are now in demand around the world and have been placed on UK harp grade-exam lists. She regularly appears at major music and harp festivals in America and Australia performing solo concerts and holding workshops for student harpists. As well as performing haunting songs and dazzling instrumentals from the English traditional and Celtic genres she also includes jazz and world music. Her work using the Aeolian harp (wind blown) has lead to her music being broadcast on national TV and Radio where it has been widely acclaimed. Sarah's own research on the medieval harp has shown how it is truly a traditional English, as well as Celtic musical instrument, and her concerts, which are full of dry humour, present the harp and it's image, in an entirely different light. 'Absolutely magnificent, more of this please!' Folk Roots NOV 2015 'Spell-binding and seriously enchants' Fatea 'A wonderful piece of musical escapism' Folking.com 'An inventive intuitive musician' Musician Magazine.

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40th Anniversary Ceilidh

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Godalming Borough Hall 7:00pm

The first Godalming Borough Hall (GBH) barn dance was held in August 1976. Forty years later we are still going strong, as popular as ever. To celebrate this landmark we have booked two of our dancers' favourite bands, PolkaWorks and The Bismarks plus two very popular callers in recent years, Barry Goodman and Nick Walden, plus Eddie Upton, who called at our very first dance and has come out of calling retirement for one night only.

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Govannen

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Melton Mowbray Eastwell Village Hall 7:00pm

One of the best Celtic music bands in the UK, blending jigs & reels with traditional & contemporary Irish songs.

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Dave Peabody & Regina Mudrich + Tim Penn

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK 7:30pm

Return by popular demand after their debut gig at Brooks Blues Bar last year when Regina was over from Germany and following their acclaimed album together.

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Wille & The Bandits

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Margate The West Coast Bar 7:30pm

With their fresh approach to blues rock music, Wille and the Bandits have been assertively carving a place for themselves in Europe's music scene, developing a reputation as one of the best live acts around and capturing the imagination and interest of music lovers right across the globe. One of the best Live acts in the country Daily Telegraph The band were listed in the top ten must see bands at Glastonbury 2014 by BBC Radio 1 and were personally invited to perform on the German TV show Rockpalast; a musical institution of global import. Essentially, Wille and the Bandits is a classic blues rock three piece, much in the vein of Cream or The Jimi Hendrix Experience and like these bands is pushing at the boundaries of their genre. Wille and the Bandits take their sound way beyond what is expected of such a traditional line up. The band combines three talented and committed musicians who come from very different musical backgrounds. Wille's exquisite slide guitar playing and powerful vocals are given perfect momentum with Andy's innovative drumming, while virtuoso Matt, with his 6 string bass and double bass, adds a class and polish rarely seen in a Rock act. The great musicianship with infectious songs has inspired praise from Rock legends such as Ian Paice, Joe Bonamassa and Francis Rossi. Wille is a suberb slide player, I love what these guys are doing Joe Bonamassa Love the soul in their music Bob Harris Throughout a performance the band can be seen playing a range of instruments, sometimes simultaneously, sometimes switching between various guitars, basses and percussion within the same song, giving the audience a complete performance which has seen the popularity of Wille and the Bandits grow at an exceptional rate.

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The Andy May Trio

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Three award-winning musicians from Newcastle Northumbrian piper Andy May (Jez Lowe and The Bad Pennies, Baltic Crossing), guitarist Ian Stephenson (Kan, Baltic Crossing) and fiddler Sophy Ball (422, Bottle Bank Band) come together as the Andy May Trio to play high energy instrumental folk, inspired by the music of their native North East. A typical performance might include traditional tunes from Northumberland, newly-composed material by all members of the band and an introduction to the pipes, all delivered with a warmth and humour which is sure to draw in both folk aficionados and newcomers alike for a dazzling show filled with virtuosity and energy.

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The Mighty Burgage Band

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Winteringham Village Hall 7:30pm

Start time 20.00. Winteringham's own acoustic band. Bound to be a entertaining evening

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Hatful Of Rain At Sheffield Greystones

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Hatful of Rain's music is influenced by bluegrass and old time Americana but is undeniably British. The accomplished four piece has been praised by folk supremos Bob Harris and Mike Harding and performs moving and exhilarating original and traditional music on fiddle, guitar, mandolin, double bass and banjo. Their mellow acoustic sound is completed by the delightful lead vocals of singer and chief songwriter Chloe Overton, and there's also some fine harmony singing on display. This classy modern folk quartet has released two full length albums of mostly original material and a recent 5-track EP of traditional songs. This is the first visit to Sheffield for the Brighton-based band.

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Daniel Duke / Stylusboy

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

The Big Comfy Bookshop & Tortoise PR present... Daniel Duke & Stylusboy with Ellie Gowers. Daniel Duke: Daniel Duke writes hand-clapping, foot-stomping, roof-raising, soul-baring folk music. Duke's singing and song-writing have been compared to the likes of Jeff Buckley, Brett Dennen, Conor Oberst and Mumford & Sons. Daniel honed his skills busking on the streets of Belfast, and it shows in the sheer power of his voice and, what Folkroom Records describes as the catchy, Fleetwood Mac-does-folk-sing-a-long-anthems sound of his songs. The combination of roaring folk tunes, the odd Disney cover and the energy of his performance has made Daniel Duke a must see and a perfect festival act. Daniel is a regular on the London folk scene and was also seen on The Voice on BBC television. Stylusboy: Stylusboy, Coventry singer-songwriter Steve Jones, creates indie-folk music influenced by cult contemporary songwriters like Damien Rice and Ryan Adams as well as classic performers such as Nick Drake and Neil Young. Stylusboy has performed all over the UK including sell out shows at Green Note in London and Warwick Arts Centre in his home city of Coventry. He has supported the like of John Smith, Newton Faulkner, Danny and the Champions of the World, Grant-Lee Philipps, MG Boulter and Lucy Ward . As befitting a modern day troubadour he's also performed one-to-one shows in Emily Barker's Folk in a Box, regularly plays online gigs to audiences all around the world and has played numerous house shows. Stylusboy has performed his intimate folk music at festivals such as the BBC Introducing Stage at Wychwood Festival,Warwick Folk Festival and Greenbelt Festival. The lead track from his Whole Picture EP became a number 1 in Indonesia with EP later becoming 'EP of the Year' on music blog 'This is a Popscene'. Stylusboy is signed to Wild Sound Recordings, the label founded by renowned songstress Polly Paulusma and distributed worldwide by the influential Proper Music. Wild Sound has released the Lantern EP and Stylusboy's debut album Hospitality for Hope, co-produced by Paulusma and featuring the double bass talent of Nizlopi's John Parker and the vocals of close collaborator Rachel Grisedale. The album received acclaim and support from the likes of Acoustic Magazine, R2 Magazine, For Folks Sake, God is in the TV as well as praise from BBC Introducing, 6Music, Xfm and Amazing Radio. In December 2015 Stylusboy released the limited Christmas Light EP and a live album Tales from Home, both which hand unique handmade sleeves made by Steve himself. Stylusboy is currently writing his next collection of songs and performing his special songs at intimate shows around the UK. Ellie Gowers Ellie Gowers is a young singer songwriter from Warwickshire with a gorgeous voice and delicate guitar playing. Stage times Daniel Duke 9.45-10.30 Stylusboy 8.50-9.35 Ellie Gowers 8.00-8.35 Doors open at 7pm. Bookshop Bar open serving hot and cold drinks, alcohol plus cake. No other food and drink to be brought into the premises. Www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk

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Whiskey In The Jar - Charleworth Village Club

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Glossop Charlesworth Village Club 8:00pm

Supporting local charities.

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Squeeze!

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Sheffield Dungworth Village Hall 9:30am

A Day-long Workshop with Matthew Quinn A full day of workshops focusing around arranging and accompanying tunes on the melodeon. Get to grips with left-hand technique and bass work, looking at rhythmical accompaniment with the bellows and how to come up with your own harmonies. Led by Matthew Quinn, an experienced and sort after singer and musician from Sussex. Session 1: 10-11.30 Get playing - tunes and accompaniment A session to get you all playing together! Get to grip with some tunes, and once they are under your belt, Matthew will take you through a step-by-step guide to accompanying yourself, covering all the basics- chords and rhythm, bellow movements and balance. Session 2: 11.45 12:45 Get harmonising - making tunes your own Continuing with a more advanced look at accompanying tunes, looking at more advanced constructed harmonies and chord progressions - time to get creative and to put some of your ideas to the test. Break for lunch Session 3: 2.15 4 Get singing - songs and accompaniment Get singing and playing at the same time! You will learn songs and work on putting an accompaniment to them, using tips learnt throughout the day. Plus a look at overcoming common barriers to singing whilst playing such as confidence and remembering the words. Session 4: Recap and Q&A A chance to recap everything that you've learnt during the day. This will also be the chance for you to put any questions to Matthew: questions about any of the material learnt, and about melodeon technique in general. Evening: Informal session in The Royal A chance to put what you've been learning into action! Little note on concessions: In order to make our events as accessible as possible we try to offer concessions or alternatives to paying full price where ever possible. These concessions are intended for people on low income for whatever reason low pension, student loans, or un/low-waged. Please use your discretion. We don't want to exclude anyone from our events, but please don't be too Yorkshire about it. (i.e. It is not intended for people who can afford it, but happen to a bit older than some of us!)

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Squeeze!

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Sheffield Dungworth Village Hall 9:30am

A Day-long Workshop with Matthew Quinn A full day of workshops focusing around arranging and accompanying tunes on the melodeon. Get to grips with left-hand technique and bass work, looking at rhythmical accompaniment with the bellows and how to come up with your own harmonies. Led by Matthew Quinn, an experienced and sort after singer and musician from Sussex. Session 1: 10-11.30 Get playing - tunes and accompaniment A session to get you all playing together! Get to grip with some tunes, and once they are under your belt, Matthew will take you through a step-by-step guide to accompanying yourself, covering all the basics- chords and rhythm, bellow movements and balance. Session 2: 11.45 12:45 Get harmonising - making tunes your own Continuing with a more advanced look at accompanying tunes, looking at more advanced constructed harmonies and chord progressions - time to get creative and to put some of your ideas to the test. Break for lunch Session 3: 2.15 4 Get singing - songs and accompaniment Get singing and playing at the same time! You will learn songs and work on putting an accompaniment to them, using tips learnt throughout the day. Plus a look at overcoming common barriers to singing whilst playing such as confidence and remembering the words. Session 4: Recap and Q&A A chance to recap everything that you've learnt during the day. This will also be the chance for you to put any questions to Matthew: questions about any of the material learnt, and about melodeon technique in general. Evening: Informal session in The Royal A chance to put what you've been learning into action! Little note on concessions: In order to make our events as accessible as possible we try to offer concessions or alternatives to paying full price where ever possible. These concessions are intended for people on low income for whatever reason low pension, student loans, or un/low-waged. Please use your discretion. We don't want to exclude anyone from our events, but please don't be too Yorkshire about it. (i.e. It is not intended for people who can afford it, but happen to a bit older than some of us!)

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New Roots Presents: Whiskey Moonface/ Garance & The Mitochondries

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at London The Winemaker's Club 7:00pm

To describe Whiskey Moonface as an alternative folk group doesn't even begin to do justice to the breadth of inspiration and style in their music. Based around double bass, accordian, and clarinet, they're led by the stunning vocals and hallucinatory lyrics of singer Louisa Jones. Capable of being both ear-to-ear grinningly entertaining and profoundly moving, they combine elements of Eastern European traditional & klezmer music, old-time New Orleans jazz and the baroque folk styles of Sufjan Stevens and Beirut with their own unique take on contemporary folk to make for a superbly realized, truly beautiful, and utterly original sound- there is simply no-one in the UK making music like them. Garance Louis. Extrovert, eccentric composer, singer, accordionist from Perpignan, and stalwart of the brilliant East London roots scene that includes Whiskey Moonface, Adam Beattie and Brooke Sharkey. Blending Tom Waits, Edith Piaf and Frank Zappa with the melancholy softness of alternative post-musette songwriting, this brilliant artist finds an exhileratingly original way of interpreting the French Chanson tradition with her formidable band The Mitochondries.

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Robb Johnson

on Sun, 2 Oct 2016 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

More info at Ash Keys Music www.ashkeysmusic.com www.robbjohnson.co.uk/ Robb Johnson is now widely recognised as one of the finest songwriters working in the UK today. His songs feature in the repertoires of a wide variety of musicians, from folk legend Roy Bailey to acclaimed cabaret diva Barb Jungr, & he enjoys a similarly diverse spectrum of critical acclaim a modern-day Dostoyevsky said the US's Dirty Linen, Mojo made the double CD Gentle Men Folk Album Of The Month, while The Daily Telegraph made it their Folk Album Of 1998, & Tony Benn says Johnson's Winter Turns To Spring is his favourite song.

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Tinderbox

on Sun, 2 Oct 2016 at Bournemouth Trouville Hotel 7:00pm

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Tinderbox

on Sun, 2 Oct 2016 at Bournemouth Trouville Hotel 7:00pm

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Singers' Night (with Stage And Pa System)

on Sun, 2 Oct 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

A change from the informal singarounds - A 'floor spot' on a Singers Night will be ten minutes so it will be a chance to perform two songs consecutively. Performing on stage in front of an expectant audience puts us firmly in the spotlight and necessitates more practice and preparation. To assist in the process our more experienced regular performers and volunteers are happy to offer assistance to help prepare those for whom the step up from the singaround to the darkened stage may be daunting. For example we'll be happy to help unaccompanied singers choose a suitable pitch (or even accompany them if they prefer). We'll aim to set up the stage from 6pm and if time allows there should be the opportunity to have a run-through using the microphones. So please come prepared with everything you need...capo, picks, guitar strap and most importantly PLEASE to paraphrase Bob Dylan "know your song well before you start singing" If you have any questions please email via the website. We hope that the most successful spots may eventually get the opportunity to progress to a full support spot (usually 25 mins- 5 songs)

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Oysland

on Sun, 2 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 'Full of atmosphere! Oysland's music takes you straight to the main stage, where you can become part of the celebration of music and life.' (Central and Eastern European London Review) Oysland are a London-based Klezmer band whose exuberant sound is rooted in the Yiddish musical tradition. Their members have studied with the founders of the Klezmer revival at the Yiddish Summer Weimar Academy. Much of their music evokes the spirit of the Jewish celebrations of bygone times whilst merging with urban sounds from around the Balkans, Istanbul and New York.

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Pete Wood

on Sun, 2 Oct 2016 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Traditional songs with concertina, pure and unadorned with no bells and whistles. It's called folksong you know!?

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Two's Company - Go Together Tour

on Sun, 2 Oct 2016 at Walkley Walkley Community Centre 7:00pm

Young folk duo Two's Company bring their 'Go Together' album launch tour to a close at home in Sheffield. Playing a variety of traditional and original songs and tunes, Alice and David were finalists in the New Roots competition for young performers 2016 and winners of the Shrewsbury Folk Festival open mic competition in 2014. Doors 7.00pm, Music 7.30pm Bar open Charity raffle in the interval

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Fairport Convention

on Sun, 2 Oct 2016 at Southampton Brook 7:30pm

Fairport Convention has been making great music for nearly fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance. Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim: the band has 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 has been celebrated with a major documentary on BBC Four television. Fairport Convention features 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. Whether you are a long-time fan or a newcomer to their music, an evening with Fairport Convention is sure to surprise and delight you. Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue... (they) take chances and clearly enjoy themselves. The Guardian Vigorous and confident...the music leapt around the room. The Mirror

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Dave Peabody & Regina Mudrich At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 2 Oct 2016 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

It's always a treat when our mate Dave Peabody brings his unique brand of acoustic blues guitar to the club. Tonight he's teaming up with Regina Mudrich, a classically trained violinist, originally from East Germany. Dave has been one of this countries most respected and authoritative blues guitarists with a career stretching back to the British blues revival of the sixties. Voted Acoustic Blues Artist of the Year 3 times by the British Blues Connection and Blues In Britain Magazine. Regina studied for 9 years at the Special School of Music University of Music Franz Liszt in Weimar, GDR. She's a busy musician including recording with our pal Lucy Ward. Tonight the two team up for an evening of blues and vaudeville songs. 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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Kelly Oliver

on Sun, 2 Oct 2016 at Stoke-on-Trent Tittensor Village Hall 7:30pm

KELLY OLIVER is an exciting contemporary singer/songwriter, guitarist and harmonicist from Hertfordshire, who has recently won the award 'Best Female Solo Artist' at the NMG Awards in Cambridge and her rise to prominence has been boosted considerably after being championed by none other than BBC's Whispering Bob Harris. Kelly has toured all over the country, including appearances at the prestigious Hitchin Folk Club, Cambridge Folk Festival, Folk by the Oak and the Larmer Tree Festival. She has also opened for many top artists including Thea Gilmore, Barbara Dickson and Cara Dillon, as well as performing live with Dave Swarbrick and Luke Jackson. Her first single "Diamond Girl" (featuring Luke Jackson) has enjoyed much regional BBC and local radio coverage, as well as being featured on BBC Radio 2's Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe and on Bob Harris' BBC Radio 2 Sunday show. Her debut album 'This Land' was funded by an Emerging Excellence Award from Help Musicians UK and went on to receive a 4 star review from R2 Magazine, as well as being named one of The Telegraph's best Folk albums of 2014. Kelly is currently touring to promote her second album 'Bedlam', which has already gained much attention from the musical world. The album provides a full and luscious Celtic inspired sound. Her smooth voice floats effortlessly over the intricate guitar and violin lines, balancing strength and detail superbly. If there's one thing to be gleaned from her latest release, it's that she is a master storyteller. From first love, to insanity and everything in between, Kelly Oliver delivers slices of life in an old world folk manner that sets her apart from many on the folk scene today. http://kellyoliver.co.uk/ Appearing with Kelly is Shanade, a singer/songwriter with a powerful, soulful voice. Already well established as a studio performer, Shanade has provided lead and background vocals for a diverse range of artists ranging from Amy Winehouse to Sigma. For the first time she has put together an EP of her own material which has been produced independently and released this year on her own label, Lola Rose Records. Shanade is known for her captivating performances and is currently lining up a string of gigs, both as a soloist and with her amazing band to promote the EP launch. Her sound pairs classic song-writing and heartfelt lyrics with gutsy production, which show echoes of classic soul presented with a modern twist. https://www.facebook.com/shanademusic A500 Music aim to present some of the finest acoustic style music in a friendly and intimate environment. We seat our audience in a cabaret style with tables and chairs and because we always hope to be near capacity, we allocate seating to our guests according to when they purchased their tickets. By inviting you to bring your own drink, we are making the evening an inexpensive as well as enjoyable experience. Drinking glasses will be available on the night and we also provide free hot drinks

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Jambinai

on Mon, 3 Oct 2016 at London Oslo 7:30pm

Jambinai were the sensation of K-Music 2015 their stunning set was called 'thrilling, unexpected and perfectly controlled' by The Guardian, after The Times said 'Jambinai impressed with their genre-blurring sound, applying traditional Korean instruments to eruptive drone-rock reminiscent of Sonic Youth' After the show, they signed to Simon Raymonde's Bella Union label, who have just released their A Hermitage album back to The Guardian, who nailed it in one sentence. 'An enthralling post-rock group imagine Godspeed You! Black Emperor melded with strange and wonderful traditional instruments'. Now, they are back to play one special show in the perfect setting of Oslo Hackney

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Saiichi Sugiyama Band

on Mon, 3 Oct 2016 at Stowmarket John Peel Centre for Creative Arts 7:30pm

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Three Cane Whale

on Mon, 3 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

'Wonderful' fRoots 'Impressively original' The Guardian 'Mesmerising' Q 'A magical journey' Songlines A multi-instrumental acoustic trio based in Bristol, UK, featuring members of Spiro, Get The Blessing and Scottish Dance Theatre. As intricate as a team of watchmakers, as spare as a mountain stream, the music encompasses both a cinematic sweep and an intimate delicacy, in which the aroma of muddy leaves and old nettles is almost tangible (The Observer) Their eponymous debut album was chosen by Cerys Matthews as one of her Top Five Modern Folk Albums; second album Holts And Hovers was fRoots Editor's Choice Album of 2013, one of The Observer's Hidden Gems Of 2013, and one of Acoustic Guitarist magazine's 20 Essential Folk Albums. The band's third album, Palimpsest, was recorded at Real World Studios in Wiltshire, produced by Adrian Utley, and released on January 15th 2016, with artwork specially designed by Dorset's Little Toller press, and accompanied by a UK-wide, Arts Council supported, album launch tour. Palimpsest was chosen by The Telegraph as one of the 'Best Folk Music Albums Of 2016″, by fRoots as one of its 5-star Playlist Albums, and by The Guardian for its Folk World Music Playlist.

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Wille & The Bandits

on Tue, 4 Oct 2016 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:30pm

Essentially Wille and the Bandits is a classic blues rock three piece much in the vain of Cream or The Jimi Hendrix experience. But in a similar way to how these bands pushed the genre in their time, Wille and the Bandits try to take their sound beyond what is expected of such a traditional line up. The use of more bizarre instrumentation and eclectic influences in the song writing often pushes them more into a world music or progressive category. Having toured with artists such as Deep Purple through to the John Butler trio and played major festivals across Europe, the band seem to leave an equally astounding impression on audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds with their energetic and soulful performances. They have received great critical acclaim, being voted in the top ten must see bands at Glastonbury 2014 by BBC Radio 1 and reaching number 2 in the UK blues chart with their first single on downloads alone. Now touring their third independently released studio album Wille and the Bandits fan base, repertoire of sounds, styles and innovation seems to be growing at an exponential rate. The band are praised in the press for their albums; bursting at the seams with textures, originality and soul. Rock legends such as Ian Paice, Joe Bonamassa and Francis Rossi have also praised the band's musicianship and their unique edge to Rock and Blues. It's rare to find a band as dynamic as Wille and the Bandits, one that is just as comfortable and as impressive at both ends of the sonic spectrum. In the modern age of disposable music it is refreshing to hear a band that still value the art of creating albums and who continue to bring new instruments and ideas into their songwriting rather than settling for a tried and tested formula. Ten seconds of Youtube will not scratch the surface of the band's sound and message; this is a band that is very much about discovery and one best experienced LIVE!

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Russell Swallow

on Tue, 4 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fresh from touring across Europe, from street busking and house concerts, beaches to mountains, Russell now returns to London to celebrate the launch of his debut record 'My Lover, Her Lover And Me' with a set at the legendary Green Note. Dynamic, melodic songs of brooding, confessional, indie. Classic and electronica grooves underpin sensual imagery & playful melodies, powered by rich tenor vocals, driven acoustic and electric guitars, and gorgeous ambient synths. 'clearly a man with poetry in his soul' - Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music 'very, very beautiful' - Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio 6 Music 'powerful arrangements and an emotionally charged delivery' - Institute Of Contemporary Arts

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Blue Rose Code

on Tue, 4 Oct 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

In the space of only a short few years and two stellar albums, Blue Rose Code, Edinburgh-born Ross Wilson, has gone from song-writing in the obscurity of an East London flat to being celebrated by the industry and fans alike as a legacy artist whose work stands alone. 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.

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James Hickman And Dan Cassidy

on Wed, 5 Oct 2016 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn 7:30pm

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Erja Lyytinen Band

on Wed, 5 Oct 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Skinny Lister

on Wed, 5 Oct 2016 at Manchester Ruby Lounge 7:30pm

One of the best live bands in the country are back with their biggest UK headline tour to date, taking place in October 2016. Skinny Lister, who have been performing non-stop across Europe and the United States, return with flagon in hand, party spirit in their bellies and only one thing on their mind: fun. 2016 has already been an exceptional year for the twelve-legged party machine that is Skinny Lister. Kicking things off was a support tour across Germany, Austria and Switzerland with label-mate and fan Frank Turner. Then it was a quick hop across the pond for Flogging Molly's festival Salty Dog Cruise, around the Bahamas, before heading out on their own East Coast headline tour with label pals, Beans On Toast and Will Varley in tow. Many of the shows were sold out well in advance and signalled a big step up for the band Stateside, with an ever-increasing fanbase begging for more! Since then, concentration has turned to recording the band's third studio album set for release in the Autumn on Xtra Mile Recordings. Lorna from the band says: 'The last year has been amazing! The Xtra Mile Recordings family has welcomed us with open arms and touring the States, Europe and the UK with label mates Frank Turner, Beans on Toast and Will Varley has been incredible. The excitement doesn't stop there though; we've not stopped writing and feel very excited about what's cooking!' Album number 3 follows 2015's Down On Deptford Broadway, a rum-soaked blend of English folk and punk rock anarchy that received rapturous acclaim with the Guardian declaring 'it packs enough punch to steamroll a saloon brawl'. More information on the album will be unveiled in due course.

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Boo Hewerdine Plus Dan Whitehouse

on Wed, 5 Oct 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Boo Hewerdine: Swimming in Mercury Tour with special guest Dan Whitehouse. Two acclaimed English songwriters and label mates touring together for the first time, both with new albums. Boo Hewerdine is well known as one of the greatest (and busiest) songwriter/performers in the business. His latest album Swimming in Mercury is released in October, but incredibly, it's been 7 years since his last studio album of original material. Not that Hewerdine has been inactive, far from it; the period has been the most productive of his career. Hewerdine wrote lyrics and played on over 30 new recordings by and with other artists during the period including Eddi Reader, Kris Drever (Lau) and Chris Difford (Squeeze). Dan Whitehouse releases his new album That's Where I Belong in September. His career to date is a story of slow burn success, built upon positive word of mouth for his three self released recordings and the many thousands of long, hard miles he's spent touring around Europe, opening for a diverse range of talented artists including Josh Ritter, Julian Cope, Maria McKee, Mark Eitzel, Jesca Hoop, Peter Green, Richard Thompson, Lau, Sun Kil Moon and Willy Mason.

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The Miles Roses

on Wed, 5 Oct 2016 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Chip Taylor

on Wed, 5 Oct 2016 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

The New York Times says it best about Chip Taylor. If you only know him as the as the guy who wrote 'Wild Thing' and 'Angel of the Morning you don't know him! Chip Taylor is making some of the most distinctive acoustic music around today. Rolling Stone, meanwhile, names him one of America's finest songwriters as well as a masterful singer and performer, His two best-known songs are only some of the many pop, rock, country and R&B chart hits he wrote in the 1960s (Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield and Frank Sinatra all recorded his songs). Taylor was then one of the pioneers of the pivotal country-rock movement as a recording artist in the 1970s. His 1973 album, Last Chance, remains a beloved cult classic. But after refusing to play by the Nashville establishment rules, Taylor gave up music for full-time professional gambling in 1980. Since returning to music in 1996 he has enjoyed elder statesman stature within the Americana, contemporary folk and singer-songwriter scenes as an artist in his own right as well as in collaboration on albums and in performance with Carrie Rodriguez, Kendel Carson and John Platania. In a remarkable and prolific run, Taylor has released nearly an album a year since his return, each rising high on the Americana chart. As The Guardian notes, Chip Taylor, like Johnny Cash, is well worth rediscovering by a new generation. His latest album, The Little Prayers Trilogy, is a unique, eclectic collection of new songs over 3 albums. Ranging from stark demo recordings in his garage studio to fully fleshed out roots rock, the songs have in common the power and hope of prayer. Included are two stellar duets with Americana superstar Lucinda Williams that were written out of his experience playing a series of shows in Swedish prisons. If names like Willie Nelson, Guy Clark, Kris Kristofferson and Townes Van Zandt mean anything to you, you should make a point of discovering Chip Taylor, urges critic Anthony DeCurtis. Whether you know it or not, he's earned his way into that exalted company.

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O'hooley & Tidow: Shadows

on Wed, 5 Oct 2016 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

O'Hooley & Tidow: Shadows Folk & Americana at Kings Place With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 2, a five-star live review and feature in The Guardian, O'Hooley & Tidow are regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combina-tions' (Mojo). Their forthcoming new album Shadows (released Summer '16) is the follow up to groundbreaking album The Hum, which earned them a place in Mojo's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2014 and a nomination for 'Best Duo' in last year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of heart. ★★★★★ The Guardian 'Formidably brilliant.' Independent 'Brave, beautiful and full of love.' Martin Simpson 'In the leading ranks of the new wave of folk music aristocracy.' Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music

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Time Out Live Presents.... Harry Pane + Natalie Shay + Alex Francis

on Wed, 5 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Time Out Live presents three rising stars on one bill. All together at Time Out readers 'Favourite Live Music Venue'.... HARRY PANE: Harry Pane is a London based folk/blues singer-songwriter. Following a move to London from Northants he's busier than ever and playing some great venues such as London 02's Brooklyn Bowl, The Bedford and The 100 Club. With a soulful and emotive voice, tumbling guitar riffs, slide-guitar and a 'stomping' pulse. His songs are crafted around stories that touch close to the heart. He's just released his EP 'Changing' which he recorded in Valencia with Dani Castelar, now available on iTunes, Spotify. Harry recently won #roadtothe100club with Meet & Jam & was awarded 'Best Original Artist' with PRS Music and a development fund with Island Records. His tracks have been played by Radio X, BBC Introducing, Kerrang and Amazing Radio. Harry's influences include John Martyn, Christy Moore, Damien Rice, Rocco Deluca and Bob Dylan. Having been a showcasing artist at SXSW in Austin, Texas in March, this summer you will find him at Glastonbury, The Big Feastival (Udder Stage), CarFest North and South and Jimmy's Farm Harvest Festival. NATALIE SHAY: Multi award winning Singer/Songwriter and BRIT school student from London. She is no stranger to playing venues across the city. Natalie has performed at The Roundhouse, The 100 Club, The Hard Rock Café, The 229 and many others. She has shared the stage with acts as diverse as Soul II Soul and Sex Pistol Glen Matlock. Her list of accolades is quite impressive for a 17 year old, including being a two time winner of the Mayor of London, Gigs: Big Busk competition. The winner of Open Mic UK, The Guardian's Music Award in 2014 and the London Music Award for Best Undiscovered Talent. Natalie's début single 'Follow You Home' reached number 15 in the singer/songwriter iTunes top 200 chart. ALEX FRANCIS: Alex Francis' emotive melding of rock, soul and blues emerged from the London grass roots rock scene in late 2015 after a rapid and completely organic rise to prominence that few singer song-writers have experienced.

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New Roots Presents: Lee Southall (the Coral)

on Wed, 5 Oct 2016 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Doors 7.30 pm. Nearest tube Kings cross, 7 mins walk. Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Lee Southall brings a wealth of experience to his solo acoustic performance. As a founder member of eclectic Liverpool band The Coral, he's already enjoyed a career that spans seven albums; a Mercury Prize nomination and a Music Producers Guild album of the year. His solo work hinges on finely crafted songwriting and virtuoso acoustic ability. Folk, pop, blues and country thread their way through songs that move from the melodic intricacy of Bert Jansch or Davey Graham, through to the raw sparseness of Karen Dalton or Townes Van Zandt. Currently residing on the West Yorkshire moors, Lee's recently supported the likes of Blue Rose Code, Ryley Walker and Laura Marling at venues across the North. A rising star on the London folk scene, American singer songwriter Robert Chaney counts Townes Van Zandt, Hank Williams and Judee Sill as influences. His recently released debut album 'Cracked Picture Frames' garnered high praise in the music press, with Folk Radio UK making it their featured album of the month.

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Martin Simpson

on Thu, 6 Oct 2016 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

An intimate concert by one of the world's finest and most inventive acoustic guitarists. Winner of countless awards, recorder of many, many albums, his career has never wavered from delivering quality music abetted by his pertinent observations. Onstage 8.00pm, Doors 7.30pm, Unreserved seating.

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Martin Simpson

on Thu, 6 Oct 2016 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

An intimate concert by one of the world's finest and most inventive acoustic guitarists. Winner of countless awards, recorder of many, many albums, his career has never wavered from delivering quality music abetted by his pertinent observations. Onstage 8.00pm, Doors 7.30pm, Unreserved seating.

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Stella Hensley | Chris Newman & Very Special Guests

on Thu, 6 Oct 2016 at Cambridge The Hidden Rooms 7:00pm

Tickets in advance £12, or on the door £15 Price includes a drink (alcoholic/non-alcolholic) Stella Hensley, Chris Newman, Johnny Magic boy Wright and friends bring to you music from their long awaited, brand new original album released this year with songs that will take you on a journey from jazz to ragtime to blues to country picking to gentle ballads to full on rock and roll!! This eclectic album brings together some very special and amazingly talented guests on this special evening - a night NOT to be missed!

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Cath And Phil Tyler

on Thu, 6 Oct 2016 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 7:30pm

Cath and Phil: 8pm Singing session: 10pm

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While & Matthews

on Thu, 6 Oct 2016 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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While & Matthews

on Thu, 6 Oct 2016 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Victor Menace

on Thu, 6 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Victor Menace will confuse you, abuse you and amuse you and leave you begging for more! It's the original sound of Ninja Folk with its ferociously fast fiddle, howling horns and gritty guitars on a bed of bouncing backbeats. The sheer pace and infectious danceability of this virtuoso band will have you on your feet in no time and dancing like nobody's watching. 'Victor Menace' is the instrumental brainchild of alternative composer and musician Ruth Theodore (Guardian ****/ MOJO****). Forming the band back in 2007, the sheer pace and infectious danceability, was an instant hit on the festival circuit and within a few years 'Victor Menace', fronted by Theodore on Violin and Alejandro Toledo (The Magic Tombolinos) on sax, was headlining the world music stages at Bestival, Hackney WickED, and Glastonbury's ShangriLa stage. Soon after the release of their self titled debut record, the band sadly split as key members moved overseas and Theodore went on to release a further three acclaimed solo records. But at 3am on New Years Eve 2016, she declared war once more and reformed the band, with the original bassist Mike Limmer (La Chula), Lucien Windrich (eVoid) on acoustic, Haruna Komatsu (No Cars) on Clarinet and Sax, Luke Upperton (Skaprest) on lead electric, and Arturs Reirs (Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges / Steve Nimmo Trio) on drums. Remembered for their infamously energetic live shows the band were instantly asked back to Bestival 2016 and are now on the rampage. Ruth Theodore is remarkable for the quirky originality of her writing with its constant changes of mood and pace. She switches styles like she were providing the soundtrack to the crosscutting in an imaginary film the guardian **** A flair for off kilter arrangements that constantly surprise. Emerging with a colourful battery of instrumentation fRoots magazine

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Folly And The Hunter

on Thu, 6 Oct 2016 at Guildford Boileroom 7:00pm

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Mike Cooper

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm . This is an additional concert to our regular concert programme, and the format may vary. Please see our website for details www.thegooseisout.com * Mix of row seats and standing room. * 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 £11/9 * 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. * Children are welcome provided they do not disturb other members of the audience. If you are unsure about this, please contact us before buying tickets for children. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not usually be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat 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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Mike Cooper

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm . This is an additional concert to our regular concert programme, and the format may vary. Please see our website for details www.thegooseisout.com * Mix of row seats and standing room. * 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 £11/9 * 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. * Children are welcome provided they do not disturb other members of the audience. If you are unsure about this, please contact us before buying tickets for children. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not usually be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat 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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Dave Ellis And Boo Howard

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at Stony Stratford The Cock Hotel (Marquee Suite) 8:15pm

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Stray Birds

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

We've been working on the return of this fantastic band since their stunning show here in February 2014 and here they are. With a new, yet to be titled, album in tow, this is live music to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up! The Stray Birds are one of the hottest bands on the US roots music circuit. Since first taking America by storm in 2013 they have gone on to win a huge fanbase following triumphant appearances at big festivals around the world such as Celtic Connections, Cambridge Folk Festival, MerleFest and Tonder. Their last album, Best Medicine, won them even more praise from the critics, and radio exposure from presenters such as Bob Harris at BBC Radio 2 who declared: When the next album comes out, we'll see them elevated into a kind of folk/bluegrass superstardom. In the summer of 2015 they were flown in to the UK for a main stage appearance at Cambridge Folk Festival where they became one of the outstanding successes of the event and were filmed for the Sky Arts TV coverage. Presenter Mark Radcliffe told viewers they were one of the hits of the event, and added: Everyone was talking about them I know you're gonna love them. 'Crowding around a singular microphone to sing harmonies, The Stray Birds evoke an almost forgotten simplicity and joy found in voice that is stunning to drink in.' Philadelphia City Paper 'I like how you sing that song. You sound like you're really old.' - John McEuen, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

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Keston Cobblers Club

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

Crossover potential written all over it 4 Stars - MOJO Rambunctious folk and joyous elemental pop The Guardian Furiously contagious.uniquely, charmingly British Clash Ear-worm melodies 4 Stars - Financial Times Wondrous.hugely accomplished fRoots Could this 5-piece be your new favourite folk-pop group? Digital Spy Over the last few years, Keston Cobblers Club have been steadily building a name for themselves and winning over an army of loyal fans. They've played some of the UK's biggest festivals, including Glastonbury, Bestival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Wilderness and Green Man; sold out their own headline tours; been playlisted by 6Music and Amazing Radio; and been invited to perform live on BBC Radio by the likes of Dermot O'Leary, Steve Lamacq and Bob Harris. Their latest album 'Wildfire', won them huge praise everywhere from MOJO Magazine, The Guardian, The Independent and the Financial Times to Songlines, fRoots and Clash. Burberry asked the band to perform at their Menswear SS2106 event to a VIP audience. And after a triumphant UK tour including sell-out dates at London's Lexington and Scala, the band were invited to open for Bellowhead on their farewell tour. As fans will know, the Cobblers' music isn't just uplifting; it's often a full-on celebration. Their live shows are displays of genuine warmth and dazzling musicianship. With a new album slated for early 2017, the band continues to delight audiences across the country.

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Fleetwood Cave

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at Stratford-upon-Avon Ryepiece Barn 7:15pm

A chance to see two incredible musicians in a wonderfully intimate thatched barn in Ettington, near Stratford-upon-Avon. We have a growing reputation for magical evenings of music, food and great company. Ticket price includes a light supper on arrival. BYO drink and glasses. When you've experienced one of these special concerts you'll be back for more.

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Chris While And Julie Matthews Play St Helen's Church Alveston

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

Chris and Julie are a musical partnership made in heaven. Their concert at St Helen's last year was pure alchemy, we are so excited that they are coming back in October. Julie's finely observed and insightful song writing is complemented by Chris who is described by Steve Knightley as the female "voice of her generation". Chris While and Julie Matthews' musical partnership began in 1993 when they were key members of the legendary folk super-group The Albion Band. In 1997 they left the band to concentrate on their work as a duo which has seen them tour throughout the world and gain an ever growing devoted fan-base. Their songs have been covered by a range of artists including Mary Black, Barbara Dickson, Christine Collister and Fairport Convention. Winners in the Best Duo category at the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and nine times nominated since 2001 in the Best Duo, Best Song & Best Live Act categories.

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Boo Hewerdine

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at Biggar Red Road Cafe 7:30pm

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Megson - Good Times Will Come Again Tour

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at Royston St John The Baptist Church 7:00pm

MEGSON bring their award winning folk music to Royston! Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. As fRoots Magazine puts it 'if you don't like the music here then you have a problem' 2014 saw the release of In A Box featuring guest performances by Seth Lakeman , Jess Morgan & The Willows it was not only named one of the Best Folk Albums of 2014 by The Telegraph but also The Sunday Express Album Of The Week. In 2016 MEGSON will release a brand new studio album GOOD TIMES WILL COME AGAIN! There will be a licensed bar serving, wine, beer and soft drinks. Profits from the show will go to Royston Parish Church, Challenge Fund. Doors 7:00pm - Music Starts 7:30pm.

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Megson - Good Times Will Come Again Tour

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at Royston St John The Baptist Church 7:00pm

MEGSON bring their award winning folk music to Royston! Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. As fRoots Magazine puts it 'if you don't like the music here then you have a problem' 2014 saw the release of In A Box featuring guest performances by Seth Lakeman , Jess Morgan & The Willows it was not only named one of the Best Folk Albums of 2014 by The Telegraph but also The Sunday Express Album Of The Week. In 2016 MEGSON will release a brand new studio album GOOD TIMES WILL COME AGAIN! There will be a licensed bar serving, wine, beer and soft drinks. Profits from the show will go to Royston Parish Church, Challenge Fund. Doors 7:00pm - Music Starts 7:30pm.

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Chris Leslie

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

Fairport Conventions chief songwriter and multi instramentalist CHRIS LESLIE returns to the club with a lovely variety of songs and tunes. Bring your hankies to wave to accompany the Morris tunes! Supported by local trio KADIA

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Geoff Berner

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at Croydon The Oval Tavern 7:30pm

Geoff, "the avenging angel of Klezmer" makes his annual pilgrimage to Croydon!

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Bill Taylor

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at Ryde Methodist Church 6:30pm

on stage 7.30pm

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Gilmore & Roberts/the Black Feathers

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

The new Comfy & Acoustic night! 2 fantastic acts, 1 bookshop with wine. Artist details soon. Doors at 7pm. Stage times The Black Feathers 8.00-9.00 Gilmore & Roberts 9.20-10.20 Bookshop bar open with hot and cold drinks, beer and wine plus cake. Www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk Tickets are £10 adv/£12 otd

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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band - Album Launch

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Tonight's the night folks!!! The Goat Roper Rodeo Band are in town to celebrate the official release of 'Cosmic Country Blue' on Aveline Records with a must see show at Green Note... Come share the love and swing the line, come see the blues with your own eyes and feel those good time country vibes, shake your hips and snake your spine. And there's sure to be a prayer for Gram or sweet old Hank the rambling man, so pull on those boots and grab your hat, tonight's the night, no turning back. It's pure country man, amen to that!!! Joining the band for the album launch as support is very special guest, good friend and 'Cosmic Soul Sister' MICHELE STODART (The Magic Numbers) bringing her own intimate brand of Country Blues and playing songs from her new album 'Pieces'.

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False Lights

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

It was only a matter of time. A late night bar conversation between Sam Carter and Jim Moray (both BBC Folk Award winners in their own right) concluded in the forming of a gleefully raucous guitar band that plays traditional songs and tunes, without committing the sins of the past. False Lights are a folk rock group, formed in the spirit of the genre's late-60's originators but informed by the music of Sam and Jim's far more recent youth. It felt to them that no one had updated the template. False Lights owe as much to Radiohead as they do to Fairport Convention. False Lights made their live debut headlining Suffolk's Folk East festival in 2014. By then the band had expanded from a drunken notion into a line-up that boasts not only Carter and Moray on vocals and guitars but also Nick Cooke from the Kate Rusby band on melodeon, Tom Moore from Moore, Moss Rutter on violin, Jon Thorne from Lamb on bass, and Sam's long serving drummer Sam Nadel. A dream list of musicians making a fantastic racket. Fans of Sam and Jim's often sombre solo work might be surprised by their stated intention to make False Lights a joyful spectacle. But that's immediately evident when they perform. This is a turn-it-up-to-eleven-and-throw-yourself-about-your-dad's-garage kind of group. Folk songs you can jump to! Both the band name and the name of their album, 'Salvor' (nominated for best album in this year's BBC Folk Awards), were inspired by Bella Bathurst's 2005 novel 'The Wreckers' which tells of 18th-century scavengers using false lights to wreck ships and salvage the contents. No member of False Lights has ever knowingly wrecked a ship and salvaged the contents. False Lights isn't simply a side project or a one-off collaboration by two of English folk music's most popular young singers. Jim Moray and Sam Carter have formed a brand new folk rock group. And they're really bloody excited about it!!

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Steve Tilston In Concert

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at Reading St Mary's Church 7:00pm

Steve Tilston in Concert as seen on Later with Jools Holland & BBC Four Songwriters' Circle BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner Best Original Song inspiration for Hollywood movie Danny Collins starring Al Pacino new CD Truth to Tell out now! The more you listen, the more there is to discover. Bob Harris Steve Tilston, 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. Celebrating 45 years in the music business - he's on his best form ever. His new CD Truth to Tell out now. ...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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Littlemen

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Crafted in the Wiltshire countryside Littlemen, play a blend of americana, folk and country inspired music with a twist. The band, fronted by Simon Allen, feature a stellar cast of musicians with a common bond. That common bond is lyricist Nick Allen who runs Holt based recording space, NAM Studios. All band members are part of the NAM family, recording or rehearsing there, and came together to bring Nick's songs to life. Littlemen have been played on BBC radio 2 and live session with James Whale BBC Radio 2 great reviews in several music mags. Littlemen have recently released their debut album, 'long road home', available now.

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Beverley Smith & John Grimm (usa)

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

www.smithgrimm.com The best of American Old Time Music. Very authentic. Plus the talented Lynn McFarland ( also USA) --psst, psst.... Bruce Springsteen signed her guitar!

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Beverley Smith & John Grimm (usa)

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

www.smithgrimm.com The best of American Old Time Music. Very authentic. Plus the talented Lynn McFarland ( also USA) --psst, psst.... Bruce Springsteen signed her guitar!

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Allysen Callery

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at Brighton Rose Hill Arts Centre 7:30pm

Shhh! Promotions presents Allysen Callery Her lilting voice and heartfelt lyrics are eerily close to the work of the late British songstress Sandy Denny, the highest compliment I could hand down to this brilliant artist.- Paste Magazine We're proud to present Allysen Callery in her first ever British show. She has toured across the States and Europe, but the UK has missed out until now. Don't miss this unique opportunity to see Allysen in the intimate and newly launched Rose Hill Arts Centre, Brighton. She has been called The Tim Burton of Folk Music , her quiet & dark style has made her a favorite of artists & critics alike, including Marissa Nadler who listed Winter Island in her Best Albums of 2011. Support comes from Brighton's Hiawatha Telephone Company plus more to be announced.

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Hungrytown

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

"Hungrytown is a remarkable folk duo. Rebecca Hall began as a jazz singer, Ken Anderson a drummer for a variety of garage bands. When a mutual friend who died young bequeathed to them her guitar and collection of folk albums, a spark was kindled. Multi-instrumentalist and singer Anderson and writer Hall together form Hungrytown, a special folk duo with literary texts, beautiful arrangements and remarkable vocal harmonies, with Hall as the lead singer. Her singing is unexpectedly reminiscent of Karen Carpenter of the Carpenters, but Hungrytown's music is just a bit more intelligent and subtle. As previously stated, attractive arrangements, brilliant guitar playing, and above all, very good songs. Sometimes recalling British folk, at other times reminiscent of the Appalachians or the Byrds, it falls somewhere between folk rock and old time folk. Hungrytown is simply unique. Pure class."

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Cera Impala & The New Prohibition

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30am

doors 7.30 show starts 8.15

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Folly & The Hunter

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

When a group of friends become a band, they tend to evolve like family. In the case of Folly & The Hunter, they experienced great heartache and loss throughout one year, they relied on each other as friends, as bandmates and as family. Through it all, they persevered and crafted the beautiful album Tragic Care. Although Tragic Care derives its inspiration from tragedy, Folly & The Hunter also conveys the beauty in the breakdown, and the determination to keep the faith in the face of life's bittersweet nature. Lyrically, the album explores the process of emotional fallout in the face of romantic rejection and betrayal. The album is not so much about a break up itself, as it is about dealing with its after effects. It details a personal struggle with ones inner demons and the destructive effect of ascribing too much importance to ones romantic interest. This album's subject matter is inspired by the real experiences of singer Nick Vallee during and before the period of the album's recording. The music and composition is inspired by a broader perspective, which involves experiences of the whole band. During the album's recording and creation, a member of the band experienced the physical decline and loss of several family members. Folly & The Hunter came together in Montreal, made up of Nick Vallee from Vancouver, Chris Fox from Sussex, England and Laurie Torres, a francophone native of Quebec of Haitian/Spanish heritage. They had all shared stages at some point over a brief span and found their individual skills worked very well as a collective. They made the album Residents in 2011, recorded and produced by Fox. Fellow transplants to Montreal, The Barr Brothers, offered their support by lending the band instruments as well as playing on the album. Residents is a raw document of a band coming together and finding their sound. The album made them local favourites in a city that was looked upon at the time as a music mecca. After Residents, the band focused on honing their craft through live performances, playing at any opportunity and immersing themselves in the vibrant local scene. When it became time to record the follow up, they turned to Jace Lasek and Dave Smith at Breakglass Studios in Montreal. The recording process with Dave and Jace was short and intense says Vallee; We had 12 days to record and mix the whole thing, but we had written all the parts in advance so we were ready for it. Dave was an inspiring person to record with because his approach was so calm, and his experience aided us in making the best decisions when inevitable complications arose. Jace became involved when it was time to mix. The album was mixed on their giant SSL console, which Jace mastered beautifully. Jace's mixing style took the sound of the album to a new level and his willingness to experiment made the final mix even better than expected. Folly & The Hunter attempt to explore the bittersweet; the beauty in discomfort. The name Folly & The Hunter is tied into the subject matter of the songs themselves. Most of the songs explore the ever-present absurdity of searching for a satisfaction that can never be found, and the foolishness of searching for happiness in all the wrong places. Folly & The Hunter make music that instils nostalgia and warmth, but at the same time bestows a haunting sentiment of grief. Folly & The Hunter signed to the Outside Music Label in the fall of 2012 through an unsolicited email sent to the label director, Evan Newman. I receive a ton of submissions and decided to give them a listen because of their involvement with Jace (The Besnard Lakes are also on Outside Music), upon first listen, I knew this was something special. Folly & The Hunter have spent the past few months touring, supporting the likes of Half Moon Run, Elephant Stone and Aidan Knight. They also made their first foray down to South by Southwest as well as playing 5 shows in 3 days for Canadian Music Week.

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Helter Skelter With Chavo + Wall Sun Sun

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of '70s Funk, Dancehall, Vintage Keys & Mandolin-High Indie and '50s Girl Group Glory at Jamboree with Chavo and Wall Sun Sun... Chavo are a sweetly seductive, percussion heavy, mandolin infused, vintage keys indie band with pounding bass lines, 4-floor dance rhythms and harmonic discord. They've a firm footing in the West with a nod to the East. They also have touches of revenge film, '70s funk and dancehall. Wall Sun Sun are a nine-piece consisting of two nylon-string acoustic guitars, two drummers, and nine-part harmonies. "While comparisons to the Polyphonic Spree are sort of inevitable, they sound more like a '50s girl-pop band fused to an acoustic version of Vampire Weekend" - (Independent Clauses)

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Dave Peabody & Regina Mudrich At No8

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at Launceston No 8 Cafe 8:00pm

Award winning stalwart of the british blues scene for over 30 years who has played with some of the Great American blues artists. Performing with classically trained german violinist Regina Mudrich.

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Harp And A Monkey

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Accrington Peel Park Hotel 7:00pm

Regulars on the northern folk circuit, folk experimentalists Harp & A Monkey have been building a loyal following over recent years. With a Lancashire sensibility that shines through their beautifully crafted and occasionally spooky musical offerings, the boys pride themselves on never having played anywhere that has not invited them back. Their melodic and haunting storytelling style has caught the attention of regional, national and international broadcasters, including Mark Radcliffe, Mike Harding and Steve Lamacq, leading to their albums receiving critical acclaim on release. Folk magazine fRoots describes Harp & A Monkey as "One of the most vital and charismatic things happening in English folk music right now."

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New Essex Bluegrass Band

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Since 1994 the New Essex Bluegrass Band has enjoyed over twenty-one years as perhaps the most traditional sounding of all the UK bluegrass bands. From the outset the it adopted the single microphone for its stage sound, and have inspired many of the other British bands to do the same. With the addition of a fiddle player in 2005 they continue to delight, not only UK festival audiences from Guildtown in Scotland to Newquay in Cornwall and Conwy, The Gower and Llangollen in Wales, but also European audiences in Holland, France, Germany and Ireland... showing how authentic bluegrass should be performed!

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Will Pound & Eddy Jay

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at London The Winemaker's Club 7:00pm

The dynamic and exhilarating duo of Will Pound and Eddy Jay leave audiences breathless. Together Will Pound and Eddy Jay create a sound and show like no other. The pair read each other instinctively, forging a path to new folk sounds with harmonica and accordion together as one instrument. Will Pound is one of the finest harmonica players of his generation whose innovative style pushes the boundaries of his instrument and the folk genre. Three-time nominee for BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician Of The Year, he has held the accolades of FATEA Instrumentalist of the Year (2013, 2014) and Spiral Earth Magazine Musician Of The Year (2015) Will has performed with musicians as diverse as Martin Simpson, Concerto Caledonia, Michelle Burke and Guy Chambers and is famous for his inventive arrangements and outstanding solos in duos Haddo, Walsh and Pound and four-piece The Will Pound Band. Eddy Jay is a real master of the accordion with the ability to turn it into an orchestra at his fingertips. He was a key player in the arrangement of the hit stage musical version of Noel Coward's Brief Encounter' (Kneehigh theatre) which toured US theatres including Studio 56 on Broadway (NY) He has performed with Cathal Coughlan and Tina May, devised his own version of Prokofiev's classic 'Peter and the Wolf' and Edith Piaf show which have toured the UK and beyond. 'A musical exaltation' - Lopa Kothari, BBC Radio 3/World On 3 'A dynamic set of ear-expanding tunes' - The Independent 'Staggeringly brilliant' - Folk Radio co.uk 'Amazing, wonderful music! Two lads on fire' - Mike Harding 'We live in an age where there is so much new music constantly at our fingertips it makes it hard for anything to seem really unique, innovative or surprising. But the exhilarating sound of Will Pound's harmonica teaming with Eddy Jay's masterful accordion playing is just that' - NARC Magazine 'Feverishly wonderful - absolutely stunning stuff. Will is a genius of global proportions' - Phil Brown, BBC Lancashire 'Wow - that sounds phenomenal doesn't it? Will is one of the most outstanding instrumentalists in the country today and he's teamed up with an inspiring accordionist - Bruce Macgregor, BBC Scotland 'Tremendous stuff - sparks are certainly flying here! - Frank Hennessy, BBC Wales 'Technically amazing, skilfully astounding, Ignite is the most startlingly original album. You're going to love it- no discussion, no debate! - Folkwords Hosts of the Mill Race Folk Club in Bromham, Marissa Straccia, Jack Sharp (member of well known UK psych folk-rock band Wolf People) & Davy Willis are a guitar and vocal trio specialising in English traditional music sourced from their local Bedfordshire area.

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Ismael Ledesma

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Ryde Methodist Church 6:30pm

on stage 7.3ppm

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Ismael Ledesma

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Ryde Methodist Church 6:30pm

on stage 7.3ppm

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Harpeth Rising.

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:00pm

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

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

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

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

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Vin Garbutt

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 7:30pm

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Vin Garbutt

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 7:30pm

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A Potbelly Concert The Rubber Wellies

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm Travelling folksters The Rubber Wellies (formerly Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies)The Rubber Wellies present their multi-lingual cabaret of joyful, sing-a-long anthems, intimate ballads and anarchic participatory fun. Pirates, lizards, cracks in the wall and Basque cyclists all inhabit the songscape. And a beard snood They are currently touring with their latest album Bricks and Feathers. Skippered by guitarist Harry Bird (Cambridge/Edinburgh/Bilbao) and the multi-tasking Christophe Capewell (Sheffield/Dublin), they have spent the last eight years on the road. playing bars, cafes, circus galas, festivals, folk clubs and front rooms alike, cheering audiences all over from Galway in Ireland to Gisborne in New Zealand. After the success of Long Way to Be Free (2009) and The Bones on Black (2012), their third studio album, Bricks and Feathers, was released in May 2015 with the help of the usual crew of Wellies.

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A Potbelly Concert The Rubber Wellies

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm Travelling folksters The Rubber Wellies (formerly Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies)The Rubber Wellies present their multi-lingual cabaret of joyful, sing-a-long anthems, intimate ballads and anarchic participatory fun. Pirates, lizards, cracks in the wall and Basque cyclists all inhabit the songscape. And a beard snood They are currently touring with their latest album Bricks and Feathers. Skippered by guitarist Harry Bird (Cambridge/Edinburgh/Bilbao) and the multi-tasking Christophe Capewell (Sheffield/Dublin), they have spent the last eight years on the road. playing bars, cafes, circus galas, festivals, folk clubs and front rooms alike, cheering audiences all over from Galway in Ireland to Gisborne in New Zealand. After the success of Long Way to Be Free (2009) and The Bones on Black (2012), their third studio album, Bricks and Feathers, was released in May 2015 with the help of the usual crew of Wellies.

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Bex Marshall Band

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at South Shields The Ranch Live 7:00pm

Bex Marshall and her band make a rare appearance in the North East. UK British Blues Award winner Bex Marshall's unique style of guitar playing is a combined technique of slide, blues rock, ragtime and roots pickin'. Her voice is a powerful melting pot of old black woman's heartache and rock diva soul. Bex is a writer of distinction and notability, she pushes the boundaries of blues, her songs have been called timeless, touches of genius, and now with anything up to a 7 piece band, she is literally a musical tornado. Bex Marshall was nominated to the top three in Best Solo/Acoustic Artist 2015 in the European Blues Awards and won an award at the UKs Blues Awards 2013 for Best British Blues Vocalist and album On Bex's latest self produced album you will find swamp blues, splashes of gospel and colourful bluegrass all with an exciting lyrically British twist.

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Chris While & Julie Matthews

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Canterbury The Kingston Barn 7:00pm

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £13 Online £14 Offline £15 Door While & Matthews - Best duo BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2009 -Touring October 2016 New Studio Album Shoulder to Shoulder to be released September 2016 Chris While (Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Dulcimer, Bodhran and Percussion) Julie Matthews (Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Mandolin and Bouzouki) Breathtaking singers, songwriters, musicians and performers whose energy and commitment to their craft and their audience is boundless. They have been hailed the best and most hard working acoustic duo on the folk roots scene. Internationally acclaimed they are a leading force on the UK's acoustic/roots arts circuit. Their songs cover life as they see it, from the industrial waste lands of the north, to injustice and freedom, matters of the heart and everything in between. Their songs are covered by many revered singers the world over but it is While & Matthews' musical partnership and obvious joy of performing together that really brings their songs to life. As performers they are unrivalled and their audiences leave their concerts having been through every emotion possible. They are two of my favourite singer songwriters in the whole wide world. Beth Nielsen Chapman I have become one of their biggest fans as a result of listening to their superb output. They are what I most admire, intelligent and musical with attitude. Barbara Dickson If these women had been born in California, they would be world famous by now. Ashley Hutchings

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Tarantella Beats Party With Amaraterra

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

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

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Tinderbox: Live! @ The Cottage

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Debenham Dove Cottage 7:15pm

MUSIC STARTS 7.30PM SHARP & FINISHES 10PM.

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Tinderbox: Live! @ The Cottage

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Debenham Dove Cottage 7:15pm

MUSIC STARTS 7.30PM SHARP & FINISHES 10PM.

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Tilter Wheel - Bluegrass Concert In Meltham

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Meltham Community Hub 7:30pm

True North Music is delighted to present an evening of bluegrass from top British band Tilter Wheel. This entertaining four-piece features excellent musicians from across the north of England, who have been performing and gigging with various bands for many years. Expect stomping tunes and an eclectic repertoire of songs from bluegrass to pop, Western Swing to old time country. Tickets are a nominal £2, as the concert is being supported by Kirklees Council's Arts in the Neighbourhood funding. This event is part of the 125th anniversary celebrations of the opening of the Carlile Institute, a fine 19th Century building which is now home to the Meltham Community Hub. Tickets strictly limited, as most tickets are being sold locally.

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The Travelling Band

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

Old Cinema Launderette is is a venue with a mix of seating and standing. If you have any special needs in this regard please contact mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com to advise. Close Your Eyes and Count To Ten - A celebration of ten years of The Travelling Band and Sideways Saloon A decade has passed since The Travelling Band's formative 2006 recording sessions in Brooklyn. Those sessions laid the foundations of the band's debut album Under the Pavement and set the band on the road to creating their own label, Sideways Saloon. To celebrate the landmark, TTB embark on a their first UK headline tour for two years, and will be releasing their first new music since the 2014 album The Big Defreeze. The Close Your Eyes and Count to Ten tour sees The Travelling Band playing eighteen shows around the UK. Far from being a nostalgic look back at the last ten years, the tour marks a line in the sand after the departure of original guitarist Steve 'Mugger' Mullen, with the band looking forward to the release of their fourth album next year. 2016 has already seen TTB tour all over Europe supporting US country/rock star Lissie, including sold out shows at The Forum as well as huge theatres in Germany and Norway. They have been doubling up as Lissie's live band, playing summer festivals across the continent. It's also been a landmark year for Sideways Saloon, with the acclaimed release of The Valley of Yessiree, the debut album from Canadian-born, London-resident maverick A. Dyjecinski, who will be special guest on the tour.

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Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Witheridge Parish Hall 7:30pm

Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra don't care what genre you choose to put them in western swing, country blues, ragtime hokum or whatever else as long as you understand that they're 100% sincere and 100% immersed in this stuff. This is no lazy pastiche, no dressing up box. They live and breathe this music and want you to get immersed with them.

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John Spiers

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Ripon Golden Lion 7:00pm

John Spiers live at the Golden Lion, All Hallowgate, Ripon on Saturday 8th October 2016

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Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

For more info go to www.ashkeysmusic.com www.gilmoreroberts.co.uk/ Katriona Gilmore (from Knebworth, Hertfordshire) and Jamie Roberts (Barnsley and proud) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and began working together in 2006, releasing their first full-length album Shadows & Half Light two years later. In 2010 the duo were nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award and released their hotly anticipated second album, Up From The Deep, receiving national airplay and scored them a 'Best Original Song' Hancock Award for 'Fleetwood Fair'. Since then, the duo have toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention and completed several headline tours in their own right.

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Blue Rose Code

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Aberdeen The Blue Lamp 7:30pm

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Lisa Mills

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Boo Hewerdine Swimming In Mercury Tour 2016

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Two acclaimed English songwriters and label mates touring together for the first time, both with new albums (released leading into the Autumn tour). The artists first met on a songwriting weekend and later spent time co-writing songs for Dan Whitehouse's new album and EP. Boo Hewerdine is well known as one of the greatest (and busiest) songwriter performers in the business, but incredibly, it's been 7 years since Boo released his last studio album of original material. Not that Hewerdine has been inactive, far from it, the period has been the most productive of his career. Hewerdine wrote lyrics and played on over 30 new recordings by and with other artists during the period including the acclaimed 2014 album (Vagabond) and 2015 EP (Back The Dogs) with Scottish singer Eddi Reader, Last Man Standing Ep (2015) with Kris Drever of Lau and Duke Special. Reveal Records compiled the first document of his career to date with a fine Best of compilation My Name In Brackets and swiftly followed that with an album of lost recordings found in a box! This album was Open which received five star reviews and was number 5 in the Telegraph Albums of The Year 2015. Last year was spent writing and producing an ambitious new double album and theatrical show for Chris Difford of Squeeze, details of which are soon to be announced. All that and Boo toured with Eddi Reader in Europe, Asia and played a series of sell out headline shows in the UK and an invite to host Boo Hewerdine & Friends songwriters circle at London's Kings Place. There has not been a moment when Boo Hewerdine has not been working on something creative. June 3 sees the release of his new Born EP and Oct 7 the album Swimming in Mercury.

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Crh Music Presents Freakwater

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

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The Rubber Wellies

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Hope Old Hall Hotel - tea rooms 7:30am

Singer-songwriter Harry Bird and multi-instrumentalist Christophe Capewell have spent the last eight years entertaining audiences in all manner of places and in all kinds of weather. With over 500 gigs and three albums under their belts, the Rubber Wellies have shortened their name but not their sense of adventure! The travelling pair, often accompanied by a musical mash-up of welly friends and family, have performed all over Europe and beyond in fiestas, festivals, bars and boats, folk clubs, front-rooms, cafés and caves alike. With over 500 gigs and three albums under their belts, they’ve shortened their name but not their sense of adventure! Visit www.folkandblues.club

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Naomi Wright Band

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... The Naomi Wright Band play classy chilled meditative original music with a firey Indian influenced temperament. The music is written by cellist Naomi Wright and performed and improvised by herself , vocalist Brigitte Beraha and Tabla player Beth Hipwell. '......There is a sense of swing and new music courtesy of Naomi Wright's exquisite cello playing' All about jazz. '......Superb' MusicWeb International

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Jim Moray

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Jim Moray is one of the most consistently inventive musicians working in English traditional music today. Winner of five BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, after five ground-breaking albums he now finds himself at the forefront of a new folk revival in the UK, and hailed as a pivotal influence by a new generation of folk musicians. Recording his first album 'Sweet England' while still studying classical composition at Birmingham Conservatoire in the day and playing drums in power-pop bands by night, Jim Moray emerged onto the UK folk scene seemingly fully formed in 2003. His imaginative re-imagining of English traditional music blended with orchestral flourishes, guitars and electronics soon found him awarded the unprecedented combination of 'Best Newcomer' and 'Best Album' at the 2004 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. In 2013 he celebrated both 10 years since his landmark début album Sweet England and the success of his 2012 career best Skulk. Now he brings material from his new album of traditional ballads - Upcetra - out on the road for an evening of storytelling music at its best. Steamchicken have been delighting audiences for over 20 years. In Ceilidhs, concerts, bar sets and workshops, the 7 talented and versatile musicians bring musical genres together in a way that shouldn't work but does. However, we can't fit seven people on to the stage, so we'll be joined tonight by the duo of Andrew Sharpe & Amy Kakoura.

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Jim Moray

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Jim Moray is one of the most consistently inventive musicians working in English traditional music today. Winner of five BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, after five ground-breaking albums he now finds himself at the forefront of a new folk revival in the UK, and hailed as a pivotal influence by a new generation of folk musicians. Recording his first album 'Sweet England' while still studying classical composition at Birmingham Conservatoire in the day and playing drums in power-pop bands by night, Jim Moray emerged onto the UK folk scene seemingly fully formed in 2003. His imaginative re-imagining of English traditional music blended with orchestral flourishes, guitars and electronics soon found him awarded the unprecedented combination of 'Best Newcomer' and 'Best Album' at the 2004 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. In 2013 he celebrated both 10 years since his landmark début album Sweet England and the success of his 2012 career best Skulk. Now he brings material from his new album of traditional ballads - Upcetra - out on the road for an evening of storytelling music at its best. Steamchicken have been delighting audiences for over 20 years. In Ceilidhs, concerts, bar sets and workshops, the 7 talented and versatile musicians bring musical genres together in a way that shouldn't work but does. However, we can't fit seven people on to the stage, so we'll be joined tonight by the duo of Andrew Sharpe & Amy Kakoura.

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Cheyenne Brown

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Ryde Methodist Church 6:30pm

on stage 7.30pm

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Cheyenne Brown

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Ryde Methodist Church 6:30pm

on stage 7.30pm

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Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Topsham Matthews Hall 7:30pm

Influential singer-violinist Nancy Kerr plays tracks from her forthcoming follow up album to her solo debut Sweet Visitor backed by a stellar lineup. As a singer- songwriter Nancy has been gaining countless new fans in addition to those who have followed her career with partner James Fagan for the last two decades. Nancy is joined here by Greg Russell, Tom Wright, Rowan Rheingans and Tim Yates. Concert starts at 8pm

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Guest List Sunday Special - Paul Handyside

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Stockton-on-Tees The Vane Arms; 8:00pm

A rare live performance on Teesside for the superb Paul Handyside. Hailing from Tyneside, Paul has carved out a captivating solo career with his faultless velvet voice and subtle, countrified guitar style. Formerly of the guitar pop band Hurrah!, Paul has performed across the world but this intimate show promises to highlight the emotional strength of his songwriting. It's, in parts, Hank Williams, Richard Hawley and Johnny Cash with a smoky, heartfelt delivery and world class writing. Paul is joined by Lee Maddison (aka Maddison's Thread) in support. Lee, again, is a veteran performer with a knack for storytelling in a folk/country style. His recent song "The Mountain" is featured in the stunning film "Life of a mountain: Blencathra".

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James Taplin & Friends

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Doncaster Brewery & Tap - Upper Room 4:30pm

One of South Yorkshire's most talented local musicians - James Taplin performs with deep passion and often total abandon, captivating audiences large and small across the country. Along with Gary Drakett on Keys and Vocal and Mick Holmes on harmonica these boys will be playing an ensemble of hand-picked, left-field covers as well as a number of diverse and catchy originals. James is the embodiment of good-hearted music from his lion's mane to his sneaker feet and WOW - what a voice.

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Jimmy Crowley At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

It has been WAY too long since we last had a visit from Jimmy Crowley! Jimmy Crowley is a central figure in the Irish folk scene. A tradition bearer, ethnographer and Gaelic language enthusiast and also as a stylish songwriter in his own right. 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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Geoff Berner + Daniel Kahn

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Brighton The Greys 9:00am

terrace cred. presents: A night of wild, magnificence: two acclaimed performers from different sides of the 49th Parallel who take Klezmer music as a jump off point to explore similar subjects from their own individual angles. The Greys will be ablaze with the passion of their music. After performing alongside Attila The Stockbroker last year, Geoff Berner asked to return to The Greys before taking to the road on the Continent (Attila, who'll be on tour in Germany at the time, pointed him back in our direction). Canadian, master of the accordion (which he studied in Romania),The Be Good Tanyas recorded the title track of his first 2000 EP 'Light Enough To Travel'. A string of recordings and countless live shows see Geoff comment on the world as he sees it; never shy to take satirical potshots (at The 2010 Winter Olympics / Festival sponsorship / standing in a provincial General election) with immense passion and humour. 'the avenging angel of Klezmer' Globe & Mail Canada 'Cherish him, cherish him, for there really is no one like him. Fantastic.' Billy Bragg Daniel Kahn - award winning musician / playright / actor / poet, from the Detroit area USA, based in Berlin (with his band The Painted Bird), with his accordion, piano and ukele, bending genres and, indeed, the world to fit his vision. Daniel is blasting an ever-growing reputation for providing an engaging mix of Klezmer, radical Yiddish song, political cabaret and punk folk. 'radical resistance songs meet the free-spirited attitude of the New York Tzadik circle, the flair of cabaret and the borrowed scatterings of Waits' Stephan Franz, Rolling Stone 'Alienation Klezmer: forward looking and backward glancing.. truly great art.' TAZ Did I mention they are both Jewish? Ah, that'll account for the music they're immersed in - and bring thrashing into the future... http://geoffberner.com www.paintedbird.de https://www.facebook.com/Terrace-Cred-722099111229530/

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Anna Macdonald

on Mon, 10 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

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

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Soundpost Records In Association With Bright Phoebus Presents: Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party

on Mon, 10 Oct 2016 at Neepsend Yellow Arch 7:00pm

A singer who seems to have been born knowing how to carry a tune but with the rarer gift of knowing how to go straight to the heart of a song. Fay's first two solo albums, Looking Glass (2010) and Orfeo (2012), were released by prestigious folk label Topic Records. They won Fay many accolades as well as a nomination for the Horizon Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Fay's choice of material and the delivery of it, reflect a rare sensitivity and appreciation of the tradition whilst remaining naturalistic and highly distinctive. 'Unadorned and quite exquisite' * * * * ~ Uncut Magazine 'Powerful Material' * * * * * ~ Songlines 'Hats off, thoroughly conquered, vibrant and impresses.' * * * * ~ The Telegraph Where Looking Glass showcased her rich and unadorned voice, Orfeo saw Fay confidently fronting a stellar supporting cast: The Hurricane Party. Consisting of some of the finest folk musicians working today; Andy Cutting (button accordions, melodeon), Rob Harbron (English Concertina, fiddle, vocals), Sam Sweeney (fiddle, viola, cello, nyckelharpa, vocals) and Roger Wilson (fiddle, guitar, mandolin and vocals). Plus special guests Jon Boden and Martin Simpson. As well as her burgeoning performance career, Fay is also an academic, lecturing in Music at the University of Sheffield, specializing in the role folk music plays in the construction of communities. With her unique combination of performance and academic talents, it was perhaps inevitable that she would take the initiative with The Full English, a groundbreaking project sponsored by the English Folk Dance and Song Society. For the first time many of the finest early 20th century folksong collections can be found in the most comprehensive searchable database of British folk songs, tunes, dances and customs in the world. To mark the launch of the project, Fay assembled The Full English Band, pulling together half a dozen of the top talents on the English folk music circuit for an evening of songs and tunes drawn from these unique collections. They include legendary players Seth Lakeman, Martin Simpson, Nancy Kerr, Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron and double bassist Ben Nicholls. This super group toured for 2 years including many major festivals and released a self-titled album, again on Topic Records in 2013, winning Best Group and Best Album at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and earning Fay a nomination for Folk Singer of the Year. 'The great folk collectors honoured in The Full English would be singing rather than spinning in their graves at this fine album.' * * * * ~The Telegraph 'Foot-stomping, spirit-lifting warmth ensue.All human life is here.' * * * * ~ The Daily Mirror Following the success of The Full English, Fay moves forward as a leading proponent of traditional songs with her new album, Old Adam. This fresh and original exploration of how we use songs, stories and music to understand what it means to be human combines vision, inspiration, dedication and outstanding musicianship to draw an act of tender poignancy. Her longstanding band, The Hurricane Party, expands to include members of The Full English, including fiddle, concertina, banjo, guitar, percussion and bass. At times sparse and contemplative, at times with a festival stomp, the music is captivating and engaging with plenty of choruses and vibrant interaction with the audience. Bringing new arrangements to old songs, Fay continues in her exploration of the incredible repertoire that is the English tradition pushing at the boundaries of our engagement with music. Watch this space for news of a special MC for the night!

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Soundpost Records In Association With Bright Phoebus Presents: Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party

on Mon, 10 Oct 2016 at Neepsend Yellow Arch 7:00pm

A singer who seems to have been born knowing how to carry a tune but with the rarer gift of knowing how to go straight to the heart of a song. Fay's first two solo albums, Looking Glass (2010) and Orfeo (2012), were released by prestigious folk label Topic Records. They won Fay many accolades as well as a nomination for the Horizon Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Fay's choice of material and the delivery of it, reflect a rare sensitivity and appreciation of the tradition whilst remaining naturalistic and highly distinctive. 'Unadorned and quite exquisite' * * * * ~ Uncut Magazine 'Powerful Material' * * * * * ~ Songlines 'Hats off, thoroughly conquered, vibrant and impresses.' * * * * ~ The Telegraph Where Looking Glass showcased her rich and unadorned voice, Orfeo saw Fay confidently fronting a stellar supporting cast: The Hurricane Party. Consisting of some of the finest folk musicians working today; Andy Cutting (button accordions, melodeon), Rob Harbron (English Concertina, fiddle, vocals), Sam Sweeney (fiddle, viola, cello, nyckelharpa, vocals) and Roger Wilson (fiddle, guitar, mandolin and vocals). Plus special guests Jon Boden and Martin Simpson. As well as her burgeoning performance career, Fay is also an academic, lecturing in Music at the University of Sheffield, specializing in the role folk music plays in the construction of communities. With her unique combination of performance and academic talents, it was perhaps inevitable that she would take the initiative with The Full English, a groundbreaking project sponsored by the English Folk Dance and Song Society. For the first time many of the finest early 20th century folksong collections can be found in the most comprehensive searchable database of British folk songs, tunes, dances and customs in the world. To mark the launch of the project, Fay assembled The Full English Band, pulling together half a dozen of the top talents on the English folk music circuit for an evening of songs and tunes drawn from these unique collections. They include legendary players Seth Lakeman, Martin Simpson, Nancy Kerr, Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron and double bassist Ben Nicholls. This super group toured for 2 years including many major festivals and released a self-titled album, again on Topic Records in 2013, winning Best Group and Best Album at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and earning Fay a nomination for Folk Singer of the Year. 'The great folk collectors honoured in The Full English would be singing rather than spinning in their graves at this fine album.' * * * * ~The Telegraph 'Foot-stomping, spirit-lifting warmth ensue.All human life is here.' * * * * ~ The Daily Mirror Following the success of The Full English, Fay moves forward as a leading proponent of traditional songs with her new album, Old Adam. This fresh and original exploration of how we use songs, stories and music to understand what it means to be human combines vision, inspiration, dedication and outstanding musicianship to draw an act of tender poignancy. Her longstanding band, The Hurricane Party, expands to include members of The Full English, including fiddle, concertina, banjo, guitar, percussion and bass. At times sparse and contemplative, at times with a festival stomp, the music is captivating and engaging with plenty of choruses and vibrant interaction with the audience. Bringing new arrangements to old songs, Fay continues in her exploration of the incredible repertoire that is the English tradition pushing at the boundaries of our engagement with music. Watch this space for news of a special MC for the night!

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The Pictish Trail

on Mon, 10 Oct 2016 at Brighton The Green Door Store 7:30pm

Live from Planet Eigg, The Pictish Trail (AKA Johnny Lynch) is here to entertain you with magnificent tunes, a full band and a selection of brightly coloured bobble hats. Epitomising trawler beardie chic, The Pictish Trail has just released Future Echoes, the most confident, cohesive and pop-savvy collection of music he has written to date. His eloquent songs have seen him get mentioned in the same breath as his heroes Beck, The Beta Band and Hot Chip. Every bit the showman, The Pictish Trail has a blazing live set that is positively awe-inspiring. He has been accompanied by everything from acoustic guitar to a full-on four-piece metal band to throbbing dance beats and samples, and often during the course of the same gig. He has toured with KT Tunstall, James Yorkston, Withered Hand and Sweet Baboo.

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Eddie Martin - 'the Story Of The Blues'

on Mon, 10 Oct 2016 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:30pm

Blues in the place which does it best ! Licensed bar.

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Threaded

on Mon, 10 Oct 2016 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Threaded

on Mon, 10 Oct 2016 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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False Lights

on Tue, 11 Oct 2016 at London Water Rats 7:00pm

Could actually be a game changer for all those involvedand perhaps even the scene generally. ***** fRoots A guitar-driven folk rock explosion which will certainly clear out any cobwebs Folk Radio UK It was only a matter of time. A late night bar conversation between Sam Carter and Jim Moray (both BBC Folk Award winners in their own right) concluded in the forming of a gleefully raucous guitar band that plays traditional songs and tunes, without committing the sins of the past. False Lights are a folk rock group, formed in the spirit of the genre's late-'60s originators but informed by the music of Sam and Jim's far more recent youth. It felt to them that no one had updated the template. False Lights owe as much to Radiohead as they do to Fairport Convention. False Lights made their live debut headlining Suffolk's FolkEast festival in 2014. By then the band had expanded from a drunken notion into a line-up that boasts not only Carter and Moray on vocals and guitars but also Nick Cooke from the Kate Rusby band on melodeon, Tom Moore from Moore, Moss Rutter on violin, Jon Thorne from Lamb on bass, and Sam's long serving drummer Sam Nadel. A dream list of musicians making a fantastic racket. Fans of Sam and Jim's often sombre solo work might be surprised by their stated intention to make False Lights a joyful spectacle. But that's immediately evident when they perform. This is a turn-it-up-to-eleven-and-throw-yourself-about-your-dad's-garage kind of group. Folk songs you can jump to! Proof that folk rock can still work if it's made by people who aren't in thrall to the 70s fRoots The songs that make up False Lights' debut LP Salvor came together during a week-long log cabin retreat in Lincolnshire. Child ballad The Wife Of Usher's Well, a traditional Scottish tale of grief, is set to a new tune from the American shapenote tradition, with a nod to US super-producer Timbaland. There are echoes of Queens Of The Stone Age too. And that's just the first track. Feedback and melodeons run into each other on the broadside ballad Skewball, while the dancefloor's durability is challenged with an assault on Sam McGrady's The Charlesworth Hornpipe. Closing the record is Tennyson's Crossing The Bar, a hymn to life (set to music by Rani Arbo), which goes out in a blaze of horns and samba percussion. Both the band name and the album title were inspired by Bella Bathurst's 2005 novel The Wreckers which tells of 18th-century scavengers using false lights to wreck ships and salvage the contents. No member of False Lights has ever knowingly wrecked a ship and salvaged the contents. False Lights isn't simply a side project or a one-off collaboration by two of English folk music's most popular young singers. Jim Moray and Sam Carter have formed a brand new folk rock group. And they're really bloody excited about it. Quite brilliant, I think Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Presents Ryan Mcgarvey + Erja Lyytinen + Stacie Collins

on Tue, 11 Oct 2016 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

100 Club TUESDAY BLUES presents RYAN McGARVEY + ERJA LYYTINEN + STACIE COLLINS www.solidentertainments.com/100club

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Soundpost Records In Association With Bright Phoebus Presents: Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party

on Tue, 11 Oct 2016 at Neepsend Yellow Arch 7:00pm

A singer who seems to have been born knowing how to carry a tune but with the rarer gift of knowing how to go straight to the heart of a song. Fay's first two solo albums, Looking Glass (2010) and Orfeo (2012), were released by prestigious folk label Topic Records. They won Fay many accolades as well as a nomination for the Horizon Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Fay's choice of material and the delivery of it, reflect a rare sensitivity and appreciation of the tradition whilst remaining naturalistic and highly distinctive. 'Unadorned and quite exquisite' * * * * ~ Uncut Magazine 'Powerful Material' * * * * * ~ Songlines 'Hats off, thoroughly conquered, vibrant and impresses.' * * * * ~ The Telegraph Where Looking Glass showcased her rich and unadorned voice, Orfeo saw Fay confidently fronting a stellar supporting cast: The Hurricane Party. Consisting of some of the finest folk musicians working today; Andy Cutting (button accordions, melodeon), Rob Harbron (English Concertina, fiddle, vocals), Sam Sweeney (fiddle, viola, cello, nyckelharpa, vocals) and Roger Wilson (fiddle, guitar, mandolin and vocals). Plus special guests Jon Boden and Martin Simpson. As well as her burgeoning performance career, Fay is also an academic, lecturing in Music at the University of Sheffield, specializing in the role folk music plays in the construction of communities. With her unique combination of performance and academic talents, it was perhaps inevitable that she would take the initiative with The Full English, a groundbreaking project sponsored by the English Folk Dance and Song Society. For the first time many of the finest early 20th century folksong collections can be found in the most comprehensive searchable database of British folk songs, tunes, dances and customs in the world. To mark the launch of the project, Fay assembled The Full English Band, pulling together half a dozen of the top talents on the English folk music circuit for an evening of songs and tunes drawn from these unique collections. They include legendary players Seth Lakeman, Martin Simpson, Nancy Kerr, Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron and double bassist Ben Nicholls. This super group toured for 2 years including many major festivals and released a self-titled album, again on Topic Records in 2013, winning Best Group and Best Album at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and earning Fay a nomination for Folk Singer of the Year. 'The great folk collectors honoured in The Full English would be singing rather than spinning in their graves at this fine album.' * * * * ~The Telegraph 'Foot-stomping, spirit-lifting warmth ensue.All human life is here.' * * * * ~ The Daily Mirror Following the success of The Full English, Fay moves forward as a leading proponent of traditional songs with her new album, Old Adam. This fresh and original exploration of how we use songs, stories and music to understand what it means to be human combines vision, inspiration, dedication and outstanding musicianship to draw an act of tender poignancy. Her longstanding band, The Hurricane Party, expands to include members of The Full English, including fiddle, concertina, banjo, guitar, percussion and bass. At times sparse and contemplative, at times with a festival stomp, the music is captivating and engaging with plenty of choruses and vibrant interaction with the audience. Bringing new arrangements to old songs, Fay continues in her exploration of the incredible repertoire that is the English tradition pushing at the boundaries of our engagement with music. With her Full English contemporary, Nancy Kerr, as MC for the evening, this promises to be a rare and brilliant evening of music and song.

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Soundpost Records In Association With Bright Phoebus Presents: Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party

on Tue, 11 Oct 2016 at Neepsend Yellow Arch 7:00pm

A singer who seems to have been born knowing how to carry a tune but with the rarer gift of knowing how to go straight to the heart of a song. Fay's first two solo albums, Looking Glass (2010) and Orfeo (2012), were released by prestigious folk label Topic Records. They won Fay many accolades as well as a nomination for the Horizon Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Fay's choice of material and the delivery of it, reflect a rare sensitivity and appreciation of the tradition whilst remaining naturalistic and highly distinctive. 'Unadorned and quite exquisite' * * * * ~ Uncut Magazine 'Powerful Material' * * * * * ~ Songlines 'Hats off, thoroughly conquered, vibrant and impresses.' * * * * ~ The Telegraph Where Looking Glass showcased her rich and unadorned voice, Orfeo saw Fay confidently fronting a stellar supporting cast: The Hurricane Party. Consisting of some of the finest folk musicians working today; Andy Cutting (button accordions, melodeon), Rob Harbron (English Concertina, fiddle, vocals), Sam Sweeney (fiddle, viola, cello, nyckelharpa, vocals) and Roger Wilson (fiddle, guitar, mandolin and vocals). Plus special guests Jon Boden and Martin Simpson. As well as her burgeoning performance career, Fay is also an academic, lecturing in Music at the University of Sheffield, specializing in the role folk music plays in the construction of communities. With her unique combination of performance and academic talents, it was perhaps inevitable that she would take the initiative with The Full English, a groundbreaking project sponsored by the English Folk Dance and Song Society. For the first time many of the finest early 20th century folksong collections can be found in the most comprehensive searchable database of British folk songs, tunes, dances and customs in the world. To mark the launch of the project, Fay assembled The Full English Band, pulling together half a dozen of the top talents on the English folk music circuit for an evening of songs and tunes drawn from these unique collections. They include legendary players Seth Lakeman, Martin Simpson, Nancy Kerr, Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron and double bassist Ben Nicholls. This super group toured for 2 years including many major festivals and released a self-titled album, again on Topic Records in 2013, winning Best Group and Best Album at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and earning Fay a nomination for Folk Singer of the Year. 'The great folk collectors honoured in The Full English would be singing rather than spinning in their graves at this fine album.' * * * * ~The Telegraph 'Foot-stomping, spirit-lifting warmth ensue.All human life is here.' * * * * ~ The Daily Mirror Following the success of The Full English, Fay moves forward as a leading proponent of traditional songs with her new album, Old Adam. This fresh and original exploration of how we use songs, stories and music to understand what it means to be human combines vision, inspiration, dedication and outstanding musicianship to draw an act of tender poignancy. Her longstanding band, The Hurricane Party, expands to include members of The Full English, including fiddle, concertina, banjo, guitar, percussion and bass. At times sparse and contemplative, at times with a festival stomp, the music is captivating and engaging with plenty of choruses and vibrant interaction with the audience. Bringing new arrangements to old songs, Fay continues in her exploration of the incredible repertoire that is the English tradition pushing at the boundaries of our engagement with music. With her Full English contemporary, Nancy Kerr, as MC for the evening, this promises to be a rare and brilliant evening of music and song.

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Red Moon Road

on Tue, 11 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Impeccable Songwriting, masterful Storytelling, three part Harmonies, modern Canadian roots music! Road-warrior festival veterans Red Moon Road make a much bigger sound than one would expect from a trio. In an impressive, well-choreographed show they manage to incorporate impeccable three-part harmonies, a roots drum kit split entertainingly and pragmatically between two band members, and an acoustic guitar cleverly rigged to also be a bass. A moustached man plays mandolin, lap steel, banjo and organ (often at the same time), and subtle technological wizardry whirls as the unmistakable soulful voice of one of Canada's most talented singers soars above it all. Their unique show is equal parts polished songwriting, undeniable musicianship, compelling storytelling and engaging showmanship. Support from award-winning singer-songwriter ELLIOTT MORRIS. "Extraordinary...ludicrously youthful and absurdly talented" Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music

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The Basement Sessions.... Sofia B + Uri + Laura Oakes

on Tue, 11 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT SESSIONS at Green Note is a new 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.... Sofia B + Uri + Laura Oakes SOFIA B Sofia B is a pop/folk singer from London, with retro stripped down yet lush melodies, warm vocals, and brooding, forlorn lyrics, which will have you singing along long after the song is done. The proudly out androgynous singer is half Lebanese and half Venezuelan and takes inspiration from her life's experiences for her music. URI Originally from Tel-Aviv, Uri moved to London 2 years ago after winning the Shure songwriting award, which was judged by Frank Turner that year. Since then, he has been developing his indie folk-rock sound, adding in more electronic influences to his delicate songs. U.R.I cites an eclectic range of musical influences, from classic songwriters such as Jeff Buckley, Elliott Smith and Nick Drake, to current artist such as Bon Iver, Bjork and St. Vincent. This is reflected in the diversity of his debut E.P. Black Flag, released on October 2015, which was produced by Richard Formby (Wild Beasts, Ghostpet) and Orel Tamuz. LAURA OAKES Laura Oakes, the BCMA's Female Vocalist of the year 2015, is a British Country Music Artist hailing from Liverpool. She released her debut, Self-Titled EP in the summer of 2015 receiving fantastic support from BBC radio right across the UK, with Bob Harris including a track in his Best of 2015 retrospective on BBC Radio 2, and Chris Country and Amazing Radio also championing her work. Laura has supported Andrew Combs, The Shires, and Ward Thomas among many others, and is currently planning her own tour to showcase exciting new material to her growing army of fans.

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Herne Hill Music Festival: Fiddling The Night Away

on Tue, 11 Oct 2016 at London Canopy Beer 8:00pm

Dave Arthur with Rattle on the Stovepipe Dave Arthur performs English and Appalachian Old Time songs, ballads, and instrumental music on 5-string banjo, guitar, melodeon, and whistle, around the world, in folk clubs, theatres, arts centres, festivals, schools and colleges. Dave is part of the Old-Time trio Rattle On the Stove-pipe, with Pete Cooper, fiddle, viola, and Dan Stewart, guitar, banjo. Dave works as historical music advisor, composer, and performer in theatre, TV and radio, and lectures and runs workshops on Old Time Banjo, British Magical Ballads, Gypsy stories/music and dance, and the life of singer/folklorist A.L. 'Bert' Lloyd. In 2003 he was awarded the Gold Badge of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, for services to folk music. Carol Anderson Carol Anderson is a London based fiddler 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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Herne Hill Music Festival: Fiddling The Night Away

on Tue, 11 Oct 2016 at London Canopy Beer 8:00pm

Dave Arthur with Rattle on the Stovepipe Dave Arthur performs English and Appalachian Old Time songs, ballads, and instrumental music on 5-string banjo, guitar, melodeon, and whistle, around the world, in folk clubs, theatres, arts centres, festivals, schools and colleges. Dave is part of the Old-Time trio Rattle On the Stove-pipe, with Pete Cooper, fiddle, viola, and Dan Stewart, guitar, banjo. Dave works as historical music advisor, composer, and performer in theatre, TV and radio, and lectures and runs workshops on Old Time Banjo, British Magical Ballads, Gypsy stories/music and dance, and the life of singer/folklorist A.L. 'Bert' Lloyd. In 2003 he was awarded the Gold Badge of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, for services to folk music. Carol Anderson Carol Anderson is a London based fiddler 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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Herne Hill Music Festival: Combination Ticket - Folk

on Tue, 11 Oct 2016 at London Canopy Beer 8:00pm

Tuesday 11 October Fiddling the Night Away Dave Arthur and Rattle on The Stovepipe, and Carol Anderson AND Friday 14 October The World Turned Upside Down Leon Rosselton and Joe Wilkes

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New Roots Presents: Astrakan Project/ Hickory Signals

on Tue, 11 Oct 2016 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30 pm. Nearest tube Kings Cross, 7 mins walk. Gloriously full-throated, truly inspiring Breton singing and melodies from Simone Alves [] roaring, intricate, fiery, imaginative accompaniments Ian Anderson fRoots Formed in Istanbul fRoots June issue cover stars Astrakan are one part Turkish (Yann Gourvil (guitar, 'oud, saz, violin), one part Breton (Simone Alves, vocals), and now live in Macedonia, Greece. Their dark-edged comtemporary folk sound, delivered with Alves' powerfully raw voice and Gourvil's mastery of the Oud, draws on original Breton folk texts, filtered through the duo's fusion of middle-Eastern and folk-rock influences. Both of their albums to date have featured in the fRoots Album Choice playlist and each received 4 stars from Songlines magazine. Hickory Signals are Brighton based Laura Ward and Adam Rochetti. They take inspiration from the folk music of Britain, Ireland and America, performing original music as well as traditional tunes. Citing influence from Pentangle, Fairport Convention and The Moulettes, amongst others, they use a combination of vocals, guitar, mandolin, flute, glockenspiel and percussion to create their original take on a traditional folk sound. Live show highlights include headlining 'Folk Rising' at Cecil Sharp House in 2015, support slots for Buddy Whittington, Blazin' Fiddles, Stick in the Wheel and Hattie Briggs, and Club Tent stage slots at Cambridge Folk Festivals 2014 and 2015. Their recent EP release was produced by Stick In The Wheel's Ian Carter.

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Boo Hewerdine

on Wed, 12 Oct 2016 at Chelmsford The Bassment Club 8:00pm

Boo Hewerdine is an English singer-songwriter and record producer. His work includes lead singer and creative force behind The Bible, formed in the 1980s, and reformed in 1994, as well as solo recordings and work for film. He has also produced records by several artists, including a long association with Eddi Reader. He has been described as "one of Britain's most consistently accomplished songwriters". Hewerdine collaborated over several years with Eddi Reader, as producer, songwriter and guitarist in her band. His song "Patience of Angels", originally written for The Bible, was recorded by Reader for her self-titled 1994 album, which featured several Hewerdine compositions, and was a top 40 hit in the UK Singles Chart when released as a single. Hewerdine also co-produced Eddi Reader's 1999 album Angels & Electricity and her 2003 album Sings the Songs of Robert Burns. His other production work includes albums with The Corrs, Heidi Talbot, and Laurie Freelove. He co-wrote and produced Chris Difford's 2008 album The Last Temptation of Chris. He has also written songs recorded by K.d. Lang ("Last Cigarette"), Paul Young, Mel C, Marti Pellow, David McAlmont, Brian Kennedy, Kris Drever, Sarah Jane Morris, Alex Parks, and Natalie Imbruglia.

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Flight Brigade | Manchester

on Wed, 12 Oct 2016 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:00pm

FLIGHT BRIGADE plus support from Seamus McLoughlin Robbie Cavanagh Wednesday 12th October The Castle Hotel, Manchester £6.00 tickets

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Jess Morgan

on Wed, 12 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jess Morgan is a songwriter's songwriter. Constantly touring, constantly writing, constantly striving to do better, to be better. Inspired by storytelling songwriters like Nancy Griffith, the playfulness of Devon Sproule and upfront British voices like Billy Bragg, expect a tumbler of unfancified roots music with heart, with passion, with gusto. Over the past few years Jess has been making a noise in the UK and further afield with a string of albums comprised of acutely observed, beautifully delivered country-folk ballads; song about travel, about people, about history, about love, about whatever the song needs. The songs are intimate, but not in that earnest, quiet way. There's fire in Jess' voice, the way it soars between notes like a bird in flight. It's intimate, but it's end of the night, lock-in at the bar, let's get the nice whiskey out, intimate. October 2016 sees the release of a brand new full-length LP from Jess Morgan and short string of very special tour dates bringing the new tracks to life with a bigger, cinematic band sound. musicianship dovetails well with her clever and understated songwriting The Telegraph gorgeous country folk The Guardian inventive and poignant R2 Magazine simply stunning Folk Radio UK "making waves and turning heads" R2 Magazine

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Rob Heron And The Tea Pad Orchestra

on Wed, 12 Oct 2016 at Biddulph Town Hall 7:30pm

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Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

on Wed, 12 Oct 2016 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Omar Puente Sextet - Live At The Lighthouse

on Wed, 12 Oct 2016 at Walmer The Lighthouse 7:00pm

World class violinist with a well known reputation in Jazz with several albums. Has taught extensively and published a University level textbook on Cuban Jazz. Has taught at UK's most prestigious music colleges, and also in Cuba. Currently developing a unique strand of Jazz that is to come out in a new album. Omar Puente's sextet is a unique combination of sonorities and styles for all the tastes and ages, after the accumulation of many years of experience playing with musicians like Tito Puentes, Eddy Palmieri, Courtney Pine, Rubén González and Winton Marsalis, all of them contained in a wide range of colours in the interpretation of the music. In this concert Maestro Puente will include pieces from his forthcoming new album Best Foot Forward. This rich mix produces a show of complex and infectious rhythms and original melodies, performed by a multinational sextet, and unusual combination of violin, trombone and extended rhythm section. In performance, this produces an irresistible urge to join in and dance.

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Half Deaf Clatch

on Thu, 13 Oct 2016 at North Shields Percy Park Rugby Club 7:30pm

Drawing from his obsession with pre-war country blues, Half Deaf Clatch (aka Andrew McLatchie or 'Clatchie') has been impressing audiences all over the UK for the last five years with his raw down-home sound and his original song writing. Described as a Slide Stomp Blues Machine he has been nominated in the finals of the British Blues Awards eight times in the last three years. This year sees him nominated in the Acoustic Act, Songwriter and Album of the Year categories in these prestigious awards. Not one to rest on his laurels, his last album 'The Life and Death of A.J Rail' was released on 12 October 2015 and has already received lots of amazing reviews. May 2016 saw the launch of his latest CD 'Simple Songs For These Complicated Times' which he describes as "...a reflection on worldwide events and society in general..." Half Deaf Clatch has played at most of the UK's top Blues events and festivals over the past five years including; Hebden Bridge, Colne, Maryport, Broadstairs Blues Bash, Shetland and Orkney Blues Festivals - and most recently played on the daytime line-up of the Prudential Bluesfest at the O2 Arena in London. "...a growl that makes Chris Rea sound like one of the Chipmunks and slide-guitar skills that would make Ry Cooder green with envy..." Jamie Hailstone ''I love this album from start to finish - the concept, the songs and the instrumentation." Gary Grainger, The Blues Show on Bishop FM about 'The Life and Death of A.J Rail' "This is one of those all too rare things: a simply cracking, crackling bit of originality." Iain Patience, Music News about 'The Life and Death of A.J Rail'

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Black Umfolosi

on Thu, 13 Oct 2016 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

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Black Umfolosi

on Thu, 13 Oct 2016 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

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Police Dog Hogan

on Thu, 13 Oct 2016 at Guildford Boileroom 7:00pm

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Tom Brosseau & Kristin Mcclement

on Thu, 13 Oct 2016 at Brighton One Church 8:00pm

A special evening of music in one of Brighton's beautiful churches. http://www.tombrosseau.com http://www.kristinmcclement.com

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Tom Brosseau & Kristin Mcclement

on Thu, 13 Oct 2016 at Brighton One Church 8:00pm

A special evening of music in one of Brighton's beautiful churches. http://www.tombrosseau.com http://www.kristinmcclement.com

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Mg Boulter + Samantha Whates

on Thu, 13 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- NEW ROOTS PRESENTS.... MG Boulter + Samantha Whates M G BOULTER is a singer and songwriter living on the coast of the Thames Estuary, England. He leads the highly respected UK roots band The Lucky Strikes, and as a much sought after pedal steel and guitar player has worked with Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), and has been a member of US groups The Duke and the King and The Simone Felice Group (The Felice Brothers). He is currently touring in Emily Portman's Coracle Band and Blue Rose Code. Gorgeous, in a word **** Uncut Highly Recommended ***** Independent on Sunday Lovely.. **** Mojo Brings freshness to songwriting **** Telegraph The best of 2016, no contest ***** The Morning Star -------------- SAMANTHA WHATES is a London based singer and songwriter. Her beautifully crafted, poetic songs retain a strong affinity with her Scottish roots, cultivating a sound that is thoroughly contemporary, rooted in tradition, yet uniquely her own. Recent performances include sharing the bill with Olivia Chaney Kings Place in May, and the Purcell Rooms in the Royal Festival Hall with Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker. She recently released her debut Dark Nights Make For Brighter Days which has been enjoying both critical acclaim and radio play (BBC 6 Music, KCRW, Resonance FM). "Her songs made my evening, a rare treat" - James Yorkston "Just gorgeous" - Tom Robinson BBC 6Music "Understated, otherworldy...absorbing. The ghosts of Joni Mitchell, Vashti Bunyan and Suzanne Vega whisper their presence." FATEA Magazine ---------------- New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK roots scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. We find that in traditional folk, indie folk, alt-folk, chamber folk, country blues, Americana, alt-country, old-time rhythm & blues, gypsy jazz, honky-tonk, klezmer, world music, modern classical music and all points in between. www.newrootsevents.com https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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The Mile Roses

on Thu, 13 Oct 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Born of shared interests in both folk and Americana, this new trio brings together our old mates Kate Bramley and Edwina Hayes plus one-time Bad Pennies member Simon Haworth. Expect an evening of classy original songs and close harmonies, accompanied by guitars, bass, cittern, mandola, mandolin and fiddle and all performed with infectious enjoyment. This is contemporary British folk with a most enjoyable nod to Nashville.

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The Mile Roses

on Thu, 13 Oct 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Born of shared interests in both folk and Americana, this new trio brings together our old mates Kate Bramley and Edwina Hayes plus one-time Bad Pennies member Simon Haworth. Expect an evening of classy original songs and close harmonies, accompanied by guitars, bass, cittern, mandola, mandolin and fiddle and all performed with infectious enjoyment. This is contemporary British folk with a most enjoyable nod to Nashville.

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Otis Gibbs

on Thu, 13 Oct 2016 at Newport Le Pub 8:00pm

Otis Gibbs is a man in search of an honest experience. Some people refer to him as a folk artist, but that is a simplistic way to describe a man who has planted over 7,000 trees, slept in hobo jungles, walked with nomadic shepherds in the Carpathian Mountains, been strip-searched by dirty cops in Detroit, and has an FBI file. Otis has played everywhere from labor rallies in Wisconsin, to anti-war protests in Texas, Austria and the Czech Republic, Feed & Seed Stores in the Midwestern U.S. and in countless, theaters, festivals, bars and living rooms. Much of his work concentrates on the world that is ignored by pop culture. Sometimes forgotten, obsolete or simply marginalized, it is a world that doesn't fit into a twenty-second sound bite or a White House talking point. Otis has spent the last fifteen years traveling across America and abroad documenting this world, and has a story to share about each stop along the way.

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Damnably & Vacilando '68 Present: Tom Brosseau

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at London Moka East 6:00pm

Damnably & Vacilando '68 are proud to bring Tom Brosseau back to London for an exclusive 2 night intimate residency at Moka East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park following the release of his new album 'North Dakota Impressions'. Advance Tickets Friday October 14th £10 Friday October 21st £10 October 14th & 21st supersaver £16 Doors 6pm Supports 6.30pm *Tom is on stage from 8pm & Moka East will be serving a range of Italian meals and sweets before hand and during. Nearest tube Pudding Mill Lane or Stratford station North Dakota troubadour brings stark, trembling beauty to folky acoustic pop. The world is better for it. MOJO Stop awhile and tune him in. - Pitchfork It's in the shadows where the sly Brosseau does his best work, transforming earthbound images into intimations of wonder, giving unremarkable everyday memories a mysterious, almost haunting poignancy. - NPR Tom Brosseau is a North Dakota-born, LA-based songwriter and singer who learned to play acoustic guitar from his grandmother. He has toured Japan, Canada, Portugal, Iceland, Australia; performed in bars, backyards, grand halls, subways, theaters, old folks homes; exchanged songs and poetry with many talented folks, including Susan Orlean, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Patrick Marber, Bonnie Raitt and the late Sam Hinton. Brosseau also sings and plays guitar with Becky Stark and John C. Reilly in John Reilly & Friends. Tom Brosseau on his background: "I grew up with music in the church, in the school, music at home. I learned a lot of hymnal and folk songs, both traditional and contemporary, and since I was influenced by what my grandparents listened to, in a sense I studied the singers and songwriters of the great American songbook. North Dakota Impressions, Tom Brosseau's new album, is the 3rd in an album trilogy to visit life from a local perspective. Produced by Sean Watkins in Silverlake and Highland Park, Los Angeles, North Dakota Impressions takes the listener on a journey begun with Grass Punks (2014) and Perfect Abandon (2015). A journey through a time that doesn't clip along uniformly on some common interstate but treads at its own pace on a rural route. More glances, more investigations and introspections, more light, more dark. Memories, imaginings, longings for a place, a home - a hopeful album. A Crossbill Records release, September 16 2016 www.tombrosseau.com www.facebook.com/folktombrosseau @Tombrosseau DIRECTIONS Moka East is a lime green cafe situated on the Greenway cycle path by the Olympic Stadium (London) Marshgate Ln, London E15 2PJ. You can easily cycle there on the canal, greenway & park or those on foot are advised to walk from Pudding Mill Lane which is 5 minutes away. Damnably & Vacilando '68 are local E7 & E15 based Record Labels/Publishers & Promoters.

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The Shee

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

The Shee, multi instrumentalists and festival favourites, have reached the ten-year milestone in their career. In 2016 The Shee will be embarking on a new and exciting project, for which they are creating a brand new body of original work. Following three albums and 10 years of touring together, the six members have each invited a composer to write an original piece of music ahead, of a prestigious premiere at Celtic Connections 2016. Following the premiere in Glasgow, January 2016, the band will head back to the studio to record the new work for release later that year. 'Murmurations showcases six talented individuals working perfectly together.' R2 Magazine 'The classy package, like the music within, is a true work of art' Fatea Magazine 'Most bands struggle to find one good vocalist, but this six-piece outfit have three.' The Living Tradition

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The Rowan Godel Trio

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at Upper BasildonSt Stephens Church 7:00pm

After the excellent concert back in October 2015, The Rowan Godel Trio is back in Upper Basildon by popular demand. With Rowan on vocals and guitar, she will be joined on stage by double bass player and vocalist Lindsey Oliver, and multi-instrumentalist Tim Cotterell. This promises to be another evening of exceptional musical entertainment provided by this trio of talented musicians. Rowan is a highly respected vocalist, much in demand for studio work having made appearances over many years on albums from such luminaries as folk/rock crossover bands The Levellers and Oysterband, and has co-written and performed with chillout collective Urban Myth Club. More recently she has worked with Ray Cooper on his latest album. Lindsey Oliver is equally happy on double bass or electric bass guitar, and has previously worked with The Mummers, The Miserable Rich, and Apples and Eve and several others. Lindsey has also played on the latest Oysterband album, has appeared on Later with Jools Holland, and The Carole King Show, and played Glastonbury and the V Festivals amongst many others. Tim Cotterell is a multi-instrumentalist playing both the violin and the mandolin family of instruments. A member of McDermott's Two Hours, he has also collaborated with Nick Burbridge to release the critically acclaimed album, Gathered. Tim also has album credits with Martha Tilston, Carrie Tree, Porchlight Smoker, Apples and Eve, and The Electrics and also has several record production credits to his name. All in all this promises to be an evening of musical treats not to be missed!

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Philip Henry And Hannah Martin

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at Hebden Bridge Wadsworth Community Centre; 6:45pm

Show info: Doors 6.45 Show Start time 8.00 Food available before the start of the show and at the interval. Real ales. This will be a special show at this small friendly venue above Hebden Bridge. Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin are one of the most exciting and innovative duos to appear on the folk/roots/acoustic scene in recent years a journey that has resulted in their winning the 'Best Duo' in the 2014 BBC Folk Awards. With a rapidly expanding following and a truly unique sound that effortlessly spans many genres, the duo have been touring constantly for the past three years, winning new fans of all ages wherever they go. Festival appearances have included regular Glastonbury slots; all the major folk festivals including mainstage slots at Sidmouth Folk Week; Broadstairs; Warwick; Shrewsbury; Gate To Southwell; Shepley Spring; Priddy; and a constant presence on the greenfield festival circuit, at events such as Larmer Tree (mainstage); Sunrise Celebration (mainstage); and Green Man. Over the past year they have also visited Japan, South Africa, the USA and across Europe and have upcoming tours to Canada, Australia and India already lined up for 2016. In October 2015 Phillip & Hannah release their brilliant new CD 'Watershed', described by Hannah as A time of decision, a moment of change, a turning point. Each of the songs was written with a specific person in mind; I hope they know who they are, and that this is for them, with our love, grief and joy. Except the track Watershed, which was written for everyone. It is an exceptional record that marks a huge step forward both in terms of musicality and in the breadth and depth of the material. Hailing from Lancashire, Phillip Henry is one of the UK's top slide guitarists and harmonica players. Over the past decade he has immersed himself in the music of the Deep South of America, traditional music of the British Isles, and Indian classical music. Specializing in lap slide techniques, his masterful Dobro playing draws together these diverse influences to create a truly unique voice that has been described as "Stunningly good" (Dick Gaughan), and "utterly captivating" (Steve Knightley). His innovative harmonica style combines country blues and folk styles with beat-boxing to create a jaw dropping and much coveted 21st century harmonica sound heavily steeped in tradition. Hannah Martin is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Devon. Her songs weave folklore and legend old and new with beautiful melodies, creating haunting compositions delivered with "a bold and beautiful singing style all her own" (BBC Radio Two). Writing mainly on fiddle, viola, and banjo, and drawing on the traditions of the British Isles, she has been commended by Mike Harding for her "really fantastic singing" (4/5/11). 2012 saw Hannah selected to be part of the National Theatre's War Horse School, working with John Tams, Nancy Kerr, John Kirkpatrick and Chris Parkinson. She was also involved in The Nursery Rhyme Project for the Bristol OId Vic, co-writing and performing in a show exploring one of our oldest oral traditions. In 2009, Phillip, one of the UK's finest slide guitarists and harmonica players, moved into a tent in south Devon. He had just returned from studying Indian classical guitar in Calcutta with world expert Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya. He had his tent, his car, and a five year plan to earn a living through his music. Playing in alt-folk outfit The Roots Union, he met Devonian fiddle-singer Hannah Martin, and the pair instantly recognised a very powerful musical connection. When the band ended, they continued as a duo, playing all over the country, from Glastonbury festival to busking sessions on the seafront at Sidmouth Folk Week. It was during one of these busking stints that they were spotted in an encounter with Steve Knightley (Show Of Hands) that now goes down in folk legend. Recognising the potential of Henry and Martin's partnership, Knightley invited them to accompany Show Of Hands on a nationwide tour, culminating with a show at the Royal Albert Hall at Easter 2012. The pair's first album, Singing The Bones, was released in 2011 to warm praise, "I was completely knocked out by this duo...just a terrific album...absolutely great, wonderful" (BBC Radio Two). Constant touring followed, including an Arts Council funded tour of south west arts centres in autumn 2012. The duo went on to win "Best Folk Act" at the 2012 South West Music Awards, and began 2013 by being voted "Best Duo" by the public at the Spiral Awards. Their second studio album, Mynd, was released to great acclaim in September 2013, appearing in end of year best-ofs for The Guardian, The Telegraph, fRoots Critics Poll, Mark Radcliffe's Radio Two Top Ten, and Songlines. They were voted Best Duo at the Radio Two Folk Awards almost exactly five years since Phillip sat in his tent and made his five year plan! The last 18 months have been their busiest to date. They recorded a concert, Live In Calstock, to make a record of their sound during these initial years; the resulting album once again went down a storm with the critics, utterly inspired and magnificent (Spiral Earth). They toured with (previous Mercury nominee) Seth Lakeman. They attended Folk Alliance in Kansas City, and bookings for Canada and Australia in 2016 swiftly followed. As well as around 130 UK dates, they have also played in South Africa, France, Norway, Japan, The Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium during this period. Watershed, Henry and Martin's keenly anticipated third studio album, is their most emotionally charged, personal and pertinent work to date. A collection of 12 inspired original songs and tunes, recorded live with the Watershed band in Devon's Blackdown Hills, it centres around the idea of turning points. Moving away from the historical figures and events that peopled their highly acclaimed previous album Mynd they explore the idea of a modern folk tale - drawing on personal experience to create edgier, grittier material whilst retaining an 'everyman' empathy. Kith and kin inspire many of the tracks, from foundlings to mill workers, all bonded by a theme of split second decisions and forked paths that shape sliding door destinies. A mesmerising release to further endorse the reputation of a duo who have deservedly gained a rapid and sure foothold in the higher echelons of the roots genre. What the critics say "On hearing the first notes of the first track I knew that I was listening to a modern classic. One of the most exciting albums I've heard in years" - Mike Harding "Subtle, atmospheric, bravely original. A combination of virtuosity, intensity and charisma Robin Denselow, The Guardian "A thoughtful and moving album with great arrangements" - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 "Eloquent performers - a musical success story" - Fiona Talkington, BBC Radio 3 "Keen, curious and concerned intellects are at work here. Anyone who thinks English folk isn't world music should listen Judith May, Songlines

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Máire Ní Chathasaigh And Chris Newman

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00am

Máire and Chris are Máire Ní Chathasaigh (Irish harp and vocals) and Chris Newman (guitar). Máire is Female Musician of the Year in the Live Ireland Music Awards 2016. The Irish Times reports If Máire wasn't around, Irish harping would be so much the poorer: her work restores the harp to its true voice." Chris (Principal guitar tutor for Newcastle University's Folk B.Mus course) has been described by Radio 2 as 'amazing... one of our greatest musicians. See http://www.maireandchris.com/ - Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Máire Ní Chathasaigh And Chris Newman

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00am

Máire and Chris are Máire Ní Chathasaigh (Irish harp and vocals) and Chris Newman (guitar). Máire is Female Musician of the Year in the Live Ireland Music Awards 2016. The Irish Times reports If Máire wasn't around, Irish harping would be so much the poorer: her work restores the harp to its true voice." Chris (Principal guitar tutor for Newcastle University's Folk B.Mus course) has been described by Radio 2 as 'amazing... one of our greatest musicians. See http://www.maireandchris.com/ - Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Rag Mama Rag

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes 7:30pm

One of Europes finest Country Blues acts. Their repertoire is 20s and 30s Blues based, but extremely varied, encompassing Mississippi Blues, East Coast Ragtime sounds, early White Country tunes, Original Compositions, and many other regional styles of the 20s and 30s period.

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Kris Dollimore (del Amitri)

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

Doors 7pm Please advise if you have any special needs. About Kris During a career in music, spanning four decades, Kris has graced some of the world's greatest stages and has played with many international bands and artists. These include The Godfathers, The Damned, Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Thunders, Adam Ant and Del Amitri. ​ His guitar skills have always been admired, in whichever genre he has played. Now those skills are honed to perfection and they need to be. He has chosen a field where his playing is at it's most exposed. A man, a guitar and sometimes a voice. No room for error and nowhere to hide. With largely an acoustic repertoire, a fair portion of that being instrumental, in the vein of John Fahey and Jack Rose, precision playing is expected and delivered. Kris took the decision to perform as a solo artist 11 years ago and has toured relentlessly, travelling the UK and Europe, earning a hard core following of loyal fans which is growing by the day. This is backed up by the success of his first three albums, "02/01/1978", "Now Was The Time" and "No Ghosts In This House", which all received great reviews from the music press, both at home and abroad. His fourth album 'All Grown Up' has just been released and is attracting the same positive interest as it's predecessors. In the past year Kris has started work on a band line up, to sit alongside his solo work. The first few gigs have been great and have been rewarded with a fantastic response. Kris burns with a passion for his music and wants to bring it to as many people as possible. If you know him from his past life, don't fear change. Follow Kris down new roads and you'll feel all the richer for it.

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The Blueswater Band

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

100 years of blues, 90 minutes to play it. From early delta blues to modern artists such as Jack White and Seasick Steve, Blues! plays the songs and tells the stories of the artists that have defined today's music. Featuring award-winning rhythm and blues band The Blueswater, the show was originally conceived for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and now tours across the UK. 2012 Spirit of the Edinburgh Fringe Award winner. 'Definitely a band to watch!' - Blues in Britain Website: www.theblueswater.com Youtube: youtube.com/theblueswater Twitter: @theblueswater

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The Eskies + Guests

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at Bedford Esquires 8:00pm

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Son Of Dave

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at Oxford Old Fire Station 7:45pm

Son of Dave isn't you're average blues musician. He's an international cult Bluesman on a mission to save your musical soul from atrophy. It would be an easy game, sticking to cliché's and playing a circuit of guitar-solo lovin', middle-aged divorcees. No disrespect to the working man's blues circuit, but this one-man harmonica & beat-box genius beats his own path, turning rhythm and blues upside down and gathering a huge international army of devoted fans from all walks of life. Besides the outstanding live show and recordings, he's known for his columns in music magazines (a book was made of them), his banter with an audience and 45rpm radio show on Soho Radio, London. His albums are treasures, and his songs have been used as soundtrack to Breaking Bad, a Robin Williams film, huge brand campaigns and in upcoming first episode of The Preacher on AMC. Door price £13 PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A STANDING ONLY GIG Sponsored by Hobgoblin Music

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Martin Simpson

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:30pm

The maestro.... Quite simply, one of the best guitarists you'll see. A class act if ever there was one. Forty five years in the business now and the plaudits and prizes keep piling up. Simpson's shows get better and better, each one a masterclass in musicianship and story-telling. No-one draws together more skilfully the elements of English folk and American blues. His wealth of material, honed during his years in New Orleans, ranges from intensely moving songs about his life to brilliant interpretations of the work of others, notably Mr Dylan. The list of his collaborators over the years speaks volumes...Richard Thompson, Richard Hawley, June Tabor, David Hidalgo, David Lindley, Jackson Browne, Steve Miller, Kelly Joe Phelps among the many. Nominated an astonishing 27 times in the BBC Folk Awards and twice winner of Musician of the Year, Simpson's dazzling guitar and song-writing skills have set this son of Scunthorpe apart and made him a true hero of the folk-blues world.

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Anna Tabbush & Rowan Piggott

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Anna Tabbush is one of the mainstays of the local folk scene as leader of Guildford Vox, member of The Climax Ceilidh Band, organiser of SingFest etc. etc. Rowan Piggott is also well known the members of the club having delivered a very enjoyable sell-out gig earlier this year with Rosie Hodgson. Between them Anna and Rowan promise to give us haunting ballads and dark Scandinavian tunes.

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Anna Tabbush & Rowan Piggott

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Anna Tabbush is one of the mainstays of the local folk scene as leader of Guildford Vox, member of The Climax Ceilidh Band, organiser of SingFest etc. etc. Rowan Piggott is also well known the members of the club having delivered a very enjoyable sell-out gig earlier this year with Rosie Hodgson. Between them Anna and Rowan promise to give us haunting ballads and dark Scandinavian tunes.

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Abdoulaye Samb's Minnjiaraby

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Minnjiaraby is a band founded in 2001 by Abdoulaye Samb, guitarist, singer and composer from Senegal. His original music is inspired by Fula and Mandinka cultures among many others. The name of the band means The love of cultural mixing, which expresses the richness of Senegalese traditions and ethnies, the beauty in them getting together, as well as an open-minded approach to all cultures and people, bridging and promoting them. The music has grown from Abdoulaye's travels, collaborations and researches in Africa and Europe.

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Sally Barker At Doncaster Brewery Tap

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 7:30pm

Sally Barker... Star of The Voice and mentored by Sir Tom Jones. What else do you need to know? www.sallybarker.co.uk This will be a small intimate gig Max audience 60 seats.. Tell your friends!!

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Stine Ringaas

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Norwegian vocalist, Stine Ringaas, is becoming known for her beautiful, smooth voice which comes together with soulful playing from her band. Taking inspiration from artists like Norah Jones, Gregory Porter, Esperanza Spalding and Gretchen Parlato, Stine creates pop music mixed fused with jazz elements. With recent radio play in America, and collaborations with musicians from all over the world, Stine is well on her way to becoming an internationally established artist. a voice beautiful and delicate, as if shimmering, floating above Echoes After Dark

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Herne Hill Music Festival: The World Turned Upside Down - Leon Rosselton And Joe Wilkes

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at London Off The Cuff 8:00pm

Leon Rosselson An acclaimed singer songwriter since the 1960s, Leon's songs are loved for their satirical wit, spirited political edge and depth of insight. His song 'The World Turned Upside Down' was recorded and popularised by Dick Gaughan and Billy Bragg (who took it into the pop charts in 1985) and has been sung on numerous demonstrations in Britain and the USA. His Ballad of a Spycatcher went into the Indie Singles charts in 1987 in a version backed by Billy Bragg and the Oyster Band. In addition to writing songs for children and giving children's concerts in both Britain and the USA, he has had 17 children's books published. Joe Wilkes Joe's debut album Spotlight was released in 2006. The next year was spent on the road building up sets of modern folk songs coupled with a singular guitar tone and some intense finger-picking. A further album, Here On This Frontline, was released in 2009. Neither a roots album nor an acoustic pop record, this saw Joe develop a politically conscious, uncompromising, European folk sensibility. France and Spain were included on his next tour itinerary. In 2012, Looking For The Grave of Garcia Lorca, one of the last records to be produced in Escapade music studio, was released. Joe suffered an injury to his hand in 2013, but is now back doing shows, starting in New York in May 2014 using piano for the first time as well as guitar. A tour of Europe followed in the autumn. After a gap of four years Joe will return to the studio for a new recording to be released early in 2017.

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Herne Hill Music Festival: The World Turned Upside Down - Leon Rosselton And Joe Wilkes

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at London Off The Cuff 8:00pm

Leon Rosselson An acclaimed singer songwriter since the 1960s, Leon's songs are loved for their satirical wit, spirited political edge and depth of insight. His song 'The World Turned Upside Down' was recorded and popularised by Dick Gaughan and Billy Bragg (who took it into the pop charts in 1985) and has been sung on numerous demonstrations in Britain and the USA. His Ballad of a Spycatcher went into the Indie Singles charts in 1987 in a version backed by Billy Bragg and the Oyster Band. In addition to writing songs for children and giving children's concerts in both Britain and the USA, he has had 17 children's books published. Joe Wilkes Joe's debut album Spotlight was released in 2006. The next year was spent on the road building up sets of modern folk songs coupled with a singular guitar tone and some intense finger-picking. A further album, Here On This Frontline, was released in 2009. Neither a roots album nor an acoustic pop record, this saw Joe develop a politically conscious, uncompromising, European folk sensibility. France and Spain were included on his next tour itinerary. In 2012, Looking For The Grave of Garcia Lorca, one of the last records to be produced in Escapade music studio, was released. Joe suffered an injury to his hand in 2013, but is now back doing shows, starting in New York in May 2014 using piano for the first time as well as guitar. A tour of Europe followed in the autumn. After a gap of four years Joe will return to the studio for a new recording to be released early in 2017.

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Janet Russell

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7:30pm

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

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Philip Henry And Hannah Martin

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at Alstonefield Village Hall 7:00pm

Winners of 2014's BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Duo, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, have come a long way on their journey. In 2009, Phillip, one of the UK's finest slide guitarists and harmonica players, moved into a tent in south Devon. He had just returned from studying Indian classical guitar in Calcutta with world expert Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya. He had his tent, his car, and a five year plan to earn a living through his music. Playing in alt-folk outfit The Roots Union, he met Devonian fiddle-singer Hannah Martin, and the pair instantly recognized a very powerful musical connection. When the band ended, they continued as a duo, playing all over the country, from Glastonbury festival to busking sessions on the seafront at Sidmouth Folk Week. It was during one of these busking stints that they were spotted in an encounter with Steve Knightley (Show Of Hands) that now goes down in folk legend. Recognizing the potential of Henry and Martin's partnership, Knightley invited them to accompany Show Of Hands on a nationwide tour, culminating with a show at the Royal Albert Hall at Easter 2012. Best Duo 2014 BBC Folk Awards This duo has a combination of virtuosity, intensity and charisma that merits a slot on much bigger stages - John L. Walters, The Guardian Eloquent performers a musical success story - Fiona Talkington, BBC Radio 3 Songs that linger in the memory held together by the fine musicianship of Henry and Martin. Strong and original an unusual treat Martin Chilton, Daily Telegraph

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Marc O'reilly

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at Cardiff 10 Feet Tall 7:30pm

Fizzi & Patinamusic present Marc O'Reilly (Full Band) plus support from L'aupaire Saturday 15th October 2016 10 Feet Tall, Cardiff 18+ / 7:30pm / £8adv Marc O'Reilly 'Spectacular Tallent' - Jamie Cullum (BBC Radio 2) 'A stunning set of tunes' - R2 Magazine With gritty sonic depth, Irish songwriter Marc O'Reilly attacks his muse with a bipolar verve that swings from reflection to sheer riotous joy. Backed by the tightest band in Christendom, rare and beautiful songs slam into wild blues fragments and effortlessly back to clean vocal harmonies. Marc has released two critically acclaimed albums to date, 'Human Herdings'and 'My Friend Marx'and has established himself as one of the most exciting artists within the folk/blues genre gaining comparisons with artists such as John Martyn and Bon Iver. Marc has toured all over Europe including appearances at major festivals like Glastonbury, Electric Picnic, Beautiful Days, Boardmasters, Shambala and Dranouter. He has also played in the US appearingat the Live in the Vineyard Festival in Napa, California. His alter-ego side project with his brother Pierre, the electro-pop duo 'R', recently receieved excellent radio support for their debut single 'Change' from tastemakers such as Steve Lamacq (BBC 6music), Janice Long (BBC Radio 2) and Paul Mcloone (Today FM) and reached Number 1 on the Amazing Radio Chart. As if that wasn't enough to keep him busy, Marc has also provided vocals on 3 tracks for the new album by MOBO winning act Karios 4tet which was recorded at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios, has received 4 star reviews from Mojo, The Independent and Guardian and has led to the recording of a live BBC Maida Vale session for the Jamie Cullum Show on BBC Radio 2 Marc O'Reilly - 'Human Herdings' Album of the Week' - Dan Hegarty (2fm) 'Utterly brilliant' - Paul McLoone (Today FM) 5***** - Rootstime 4**** - The Irish Times 4**** - Written in Music L'aupaire www.laupaire.com

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Mitchell & Vincent @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at Ascott-under-Wychwood The Swan 7:30pm

Sat 15th October Mitchell & Vincent @ Wychwood Folk Club + Support by Damien Clarke The Swan Inn, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AY Tickets £8.00 in advance £10.00 on the door Start 8pm.Doors 7.30pm Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@gmail.com Mitchell & Vincent Playing lively traditional music from the British Isles on Fiddle and Classical Guitar; Mitchell and Vincent mix full on instrumentals alongside their own arrangements of traditional songs. Based in Dorset and Somerset, they have performed all over the South West and beyond playing at a variety of concerts, events and festivals which have included supporting Tim Edey and Kate Rusby along the way. They have been described as playing: 'Distinctive yet fresh traditional folk', musicians who 'tell stories with their melodies', 'A breath of fresh air' and simply 'Flippin' brilliant!'. They were picked out as the Lyme Folk Weekend 2014 highlight of the festival after bringing the 'crowd to tears one moment and to their feet the next'. Damien Clarke Damian's solo concerts are played on the beautiful hammer dulcimer and hurdy gurdy, along with unaccompanied songs that he encourages audiences to sing along to, all passionately delivered. He often performs at community events where he introduces audiences to these rare and delightful instruments. Damian is also known for his performances with the rock-folk band, PRESSGANG which he founded in 1986. Since then he has toured in over 12 countries, made 8 albums, and played everywhere from television to theatres, from festivals to street fairs. www.wychwoodfolkclub.com www.mitchellandvincent.com

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Kris Drever

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at Hepworth Village Hall 7:30pm

Kris Drever celebrates his first decade as an acclaimed solo artist and songwriter with a brand new studio album If Wishes Were Horses, released by Reveal Records on March 28th 2016. The album is his first for six years (during which time his band Lau have established themselves as the most widely acclaimed and musically progressive trio in British folk music). Drever's voice and guitar is a part of the backbone of today's contemporary roots and folk scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist. Playing with him on this tour will be the renowned guitar genius Ian Carr.

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The Serpent Gathering - Damh The Bard

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at Coreley Memorial Hall 7:00pm

The Serpent Gathering. Deep within Titterstone Clee lies a Serpent. This Gathering honours the Serpent, The Land around us, and the Land of Albion with Music and Storytelling.

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Megson

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at Leicester The Guildhall 7:15pm

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Lisa Mills.

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at Howden The Shire Hall 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 reimagining 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 sellout 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 is2016, 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 centers. And by the time the 2016 tour gets underway next Fall, she will have a new album to promote, titled Mama's Juke Book. A special and deeply personal project, Mama's Juke Book will be comprised of songs Lisa found by chance in her late mother's possessionsspecifically, in a Dollar Store General spiral notebook in which her mother had handwritten lyrics to 25 of her favorite country tunes, all dating from the early '70s. Her mother, Jan Powell, was a country music devotee who unfortunately passed away in 2012. In addition to her love of music, Jan unconditionally loved her daughter, was her biggest fan and most enthusiastic promoter, and not least of all, was her trusted confidant. In a real sense Mama's Juke Book is a love letter from daughter to mother but it is also a Southern cultural timepiece capturing mainstream country music in a transitional period ahead of the emergence of the Outlaw movement in the mid-'70s. Grammy winner Trina Shoemaker, who steered the retooling of I'm Changing, is returning in a producer's role on Mama's Juke Book. Although the content of Mama's Juke Book is drawn from country, Lisa's interpretive artistry takes country for a new spin when chestnuts originally recorded by the likes of Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Buck Owens, Conway Twitty and others are revealed to have hidden pockets of soul and blues when considered from a fresh point of view by a versatile vocalistsimilar to what she demonstrates on I'm Changing in finding new avenues of expression on covers of the Rev. Robert Wilkins's I Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down and Jimi Hendrix's Little Wing, both of which are remarkable for the way in which her ethereal approach is so completely attuned to the lyrics' spirituality and mystery as to make these songs her own and of a piece with the original material surrounding them. In a summary that is both specific to the album and a telling appraisal of an artist coming into her own, David McGee, writing in the online roots music/cultural journal Deep Roots (www.deeprootsmag.org), praised I'm Changing as a rare breed, a roots torch album of sweep and depth comparable to classic pop counterparts such as Sinatra' s devastating Gordon Jenkins-arranged No One Cares, and concluded:(Lisa Mills is) a singer and songwriter of the first rank, uncompromising in the vision and concept of her art. In short, the Lisa Mills story is only beginning. DOGFINGER STEVE may be getting a little 'ho hum' these days about being referred to as 'Driffields answer to Seasick Steve' but such comparisons are affectionate in the face of self penned, stompin' cigar box guitar toons performed with passion and their very own brand of originality. Five years ago Dogfinger was born, stomping out a boutique brand of dirty swamp slide blues music on 3 and 4 string homegrown cigar box guitars and stompboxes. Three CDs and hundreds of gigs down the line, supports with the likes of Chris Helme, Skerryvore, Paul Liddell, many many festival appearances including Freedom, Beverley Blues, Beverley Folk The Dogfinger army grows and gigs are always seat of the pants swamp fun.

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Slim Cessna's Auto Club

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at Leek Foxlowe Arts Centre 7:30pm

In September 2016, Slim Cessna's Auto Club is releasing its new album The Commandments According to SCAC. It has been twenty-four years since Slim Cessna parted ways with The Denver Gentlemen, that grand progenitor of the peculiar strain of Gothic Americana unique to the Mile High City, to form Slim Cessna's Auto Club with a group of talented peers. Many bands with a long and successful run like that would stick close to its roots. But rather than rest on well-earned laurels, the Auto Club challenged itself to break with well-worn modes of operating for the new record. Wallace Stenger may have captured the spirit of the west in his 1971 novel Angle of Repose. Jim Thompson surely exposed the lurid underbelly of the Western experience. Cormac McCarthy definitely evoked the conflicted, tortured spirit of small town life on the frontier. William Faulkner and Flannery O'Connor informed all of them with a humor and soulfulness. It is that literary tradition that imbues the harrowing and celebratory sound and riveting stories of Slim Cessna's Auto Club. And for a full twenty years it was largely in that realm of art that the Auto Club reveled and garnered a loyal cult following well beyond the boundaries of The Queen City of the Plains. But no band can be satisfied with treading the same territory that it helped to define forever. The Commandments According to SCAC, will be the first full length album of original material released on the Auto Club's own imprint, SCACUNINCORPORATED. The title evokes the themes of cosmic punishment and redemption that have served the band's songwriting engine so well in the past. But this set of songs sounds more hopeful and expansive, a quality that was always there but this time out the brighter sides of the songwriting are emphasized. Hints of this saw early full-flown expression on 2008's Cipher and Unentitled from 2011. Whatever the true source of this transformation, The Commandments According to SCAC sounds like a band marshalling its creative inspiration to mark out a new chapter of its existence. When you get to see the Auto Club tour following the album's release, you'll get to see an already mighty band reinvigorated by this new spirit as well as by the fire that has long burned in its collective belly.

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Latin Quarter Live

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at London The Bedford 7:45pm

Latin Quarter launch their new studio album 'The Imagination of Thieves.' Doors 7.45 pm Music 8.45 pm

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Police Dog Hogan

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at Lyme Regis Marine Theatre 7:30pm

Police Dog Hogan are a high-energy and eclectic eight-piece, combining fiddle, banjo, trumpet, mandolin, drums and guitars with knock-out four-part harmonies in an exuberant and genre-defying fusing of country, pop, folk, and rocking urban bluegrass. The Sunday Times has described them as wonderful, Radio 2 called them a band to watch, the Telegraph has them as one of our favourite new bands, and veteran DJ Johnnie Walker praises their gigs as just a really good time.

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Bluegrass Blues With Ragged Union

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at Brixham Theatre 7:30pm

Bluegrass Blues with Ragged Union A rare chance to see music from the other side of the pond as Ragged Union's hard-driving bluegrass, with a tinge of the traditional and a healthy dose of the blues, is coming to Brixham Theatre as part of their UK 2016 tour. The music from this six-piece Colorado based ensemble, lead by Geoff and Christina Union, is best described by Ron Thomason, of Dry Branch Fire. This IS your grandfather's bluegrass music but not his lyrics or subject matter. These tunes are 'traditional' in their approach and presentation, but the subject matter of the lyrics is wholly modern; dealing with angst, problems, even fixations in both a literal and metaphorical way. And this is the crux: that's entirely different in how bluegrass music has been 'updated'. It is beyond appropriate; it is fresh and innovative while preserving, through their instruments, the things one likes about bluegrass music. There is an intimacy and tightness surrounding the vocals, with award-winning instrumental work, a powerful rhythmic drive, and up-tempo arrangements giving way to the edgy, outsider song writing that has become symptomatic of Ragged Union's style. The instrumental prowess of Ragged Union is evident, whether the band is joining in for a fast tempo on Simple Life, featuring a solid hook and bluesy female vocal, or on a softer, sweeter ballad such as the waltz, Two Tracks Coming, hauntingly sung, spotlighting the lonesome winter imagery so often experienced in the Colorado countryside. They will be featuring songs from their album 'Hard Row to Hoe', featuring upbeat, rhythmically charged originals with a dose of the uncommon, outside the bluegrass box lyrics and modern adaptations of traditional numbers. Band members Christina Union (lead and tenor vocals), Jordan Ramsey (mandolin, vocal), Chris C-Bob Elliot (Banjo), Pat Hoeper (fiddle), and Michael Sivcovich (upright bass), have created a sound that is masterful in the hands of seasoned musicians and with an appeal that is infectious. Ragged Union is a powerful new group that has all the essential elements of a great band top-notch musicians, original material, tight harmonies and blistering instrumentals! Ken Seaman / Mid-Winter Bluegrass Festival Lead vocalists Geoff and Christina Union have surrounded themselves with some of Colorado's finest acoustic musicians on their latest cd Ragged Union "Hard Row To Hoe." The Album is a thick and easy Georgia wind on an August afternoon. Grab a glass of sweet tea, settle back on the front porch swing and enjoy the tunes! Charles R Humphrey III

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Simone Felice

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at Salford Kings Arms 7:30pm

Simone Felice is a founding member of internationally acclaimed Catskill Mountain-based artists The Felice Brothers, whose early seminal albums remain some of the most influential works of this century's indie-folk revival. Simone has been widely hailed as one of the most gifted songwriter poets of his generation and has recently co-written and produced Bat For Lashes' critically acclaimed concept album The Bride, as well as the #1 worldwide hit album Cleopatra by The Lumineers. Join him for his One Man Show, premiering new songs as well as classics, in a select handful of intimate setting this autumn. This show takes place at The Kings Arms, one of our favourite small venues in town. It's a great independent theatre and arts hub, which also happens to be one of the best real ale pubs around, and is just a five-minute walk from Deansgate, just down Bridge Street.

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Meic Stevens

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at Cardiff Snails Delicatessen 7:00pm

Gourmet Gig Event

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Before The Gold Rush @ The Slaughtered Lamb

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

The finest folk and Americana live music night in London.

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Helter Skelter With Don Kipper

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

Klezmer * Turkish Fasil * Greek Rembetika * Brazilian Samba * Celtic * West African * A Helter Skelter night of all of the above! The ace Don Kipper will be zigzagging through the exotic sounds of Klezmer, Turkish Fasil and Greek Rembetika with bursts of Brazilian Samba, Celtic and West African music... lets dance!

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Moxie In Bennigan's, Derry.

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at Londonderry Bennigans 8:30am

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Kit Holmes

on Sun, 16 Oct 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Steve Tilston

on Sun, 16 Oct 2016 at Hope Old Hall Hotel - tea rooms 7:30pm

The more you listen, the more there is to discover. Bob Harris 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 is the inspiration for Danny Collins, a new film starring Al Pacino. On general release in the UK at the end of May 2015. Steve's brand new CD Truth to Tell is out now. The writer of the classic songs The Slipjigs and Reels, Here's to Tom Paine and The Naked Highwayman, has also turned author. Steve has published his first novel All for Poor Jack full of colourful characters it is an historical tale set in Bristol and the New World. It's a mighty good read and has been enjoyed by the likes of Bob Dylan no less! In 2007 a 5 CD boxed-set was released Reaching Back: the Life and Music of Steve Tilston by Free Reed, the company behind the Richard Thompson anthology. In 2009 his early career was hi-lighted in a book Bristol Folk, the story of Bristol's powerhouse folk & blues scene in the 60s & 70s. His 2011 release The Reckoning garnered 4-star reviews in the Guardian, the Observer and the Scotsman, a guest appearance on Later with Jools Holland and the BBC Four Songwriters' Circle series, plus a Folk Award win: best original song. Followed, in 2013 by the highly acclaimed trio album Happenstance. Steve was also commissioned to write for the Olympics Radio Ballads series and the Harbour of Songs project. Born in Liverpool and raised in the Midlands, Steve made his recording debut in 1971 with the classic An Acoustic Confusion and has been turning out quality albums ever since. Life by Misadventure, And So It Goes, Solo Rubato and Such and Such all featuring first-class song- writing, quintessentially English in style and typically Tilston, marking him out as one of this country's finest writers. Whilst the instrumental Swans at Coole is testament to his guitar virtuosity. Though known as a songwriter, Steve has always had an ear for the tradition and included new interpretations of old favourites on his original recordings. Of Many Hands is his first all-traditional album; with unique arrangements of timeless classics. There's also a best of anthology, The Greening Wind and a live album Live Hemistry recorded on tour with Fairport Convention. Back on song-writing form, he released Ziggurat in 2008 from which A Pretty Penny made it into Acoustic Magazine's top 50 songs. He joined an illustrious band of guitarists including Martin Simpson, Michael Messer and Wizz Jones, when he was invited to contribute to the Guitar Maestro series of DVDs; a combination of live studio performance and interviews, revealing the real passion behind these talented musiciansIf anyone ever deserved the moniker Guitar Maestro, it's Steve Tilston! He's toured with John Renbourn's Ship of Fools, in a stunning partnership with traditional singer Maggie Boyle (producing the classic recordings Of Moor and Mesa and All Under the Sun), as guitarist with Ballet Rambert, with Maartin Allcock and Pete Zorn in WAZ! with Brooks Williams in A Transatlantic Song-Swap and with his daughter Martha, in the charming like father, like daughter show. For recent collaborations he teamed up with Yorkshire alt- country band The Durbervilles and old Bristol pals Keith Warmington and Stuart Gordon as the Steve Tilston Trio. His latest project is Writes and Songs with fellow songwriter Jez Lowe. A celebrated artist in Britain and abroad, winning accolades in Europe, Australia and the USA, others have also recorded his songs. Here's to Tom Paine is the adopted theme song for the Tom Paine Society of America and it's rumoured, has featured in Bruce Springsteen's live set.

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Kris Drever

on Sun, 16 Oct 2016 at Leek Foxlowe Arts Centre 7:30pm

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Astrakan Project

on Sun, 16 Oct 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Astrakan Project's music is born somewhere between Brittany (East of France) and Istanbul. From their Celtic homeland, Yann Gourvil (strings, programming and loops) and Simone Alves (vocals) bring in ancient songs and legends, that they then blend with Turkish instruments ('ud, blaglama) they discovered while living in Istanbul. Since their debut in 2009, the duet has been performing its dark neo-folk around Europe and beyond, including a couple of tours in the UK and major festivals like FMM (Sines, Portugal). Simone Alves (vocals) and Yann Gourvil (guitar, 'oud, saz, violin, programming) had already collaborated on various music projects in Brittany (France) when they initiated Astrakan Project while moving to Istanbul in 2009. After a couple of concerts hosting Turkish percussionists, they wanted to experiment the duet formula further and started touring as such. Since then, the duo have been performing their dark neo-folk around Europe and beyond, including a couple of tours in the UK and major festivals like FMM (Sines, Portugal). In June this year, Astrakan Project was featured on the cover of fRoots. Both of their albums have featured in the fRoots Album Choice playlist and received 4 stars from Songlines. While their songs have been described as romantic tragedies in the classic vein, the settings are as reminiscent of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant's 'Unledded' album, or folk supergroup Imagined Village as they are of Turkish or French musical tradition. All the songs are in Breton, a Celtic language from the West of France, close to Welsh (and Cornish), which they both speak. They are now settled in Greek Macedonia (until they go searching for more musical diversions).

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Astrakan Project

on Sun, 16 Oct 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Astrakan Project's music is born somewhere between Brittany (East of France) and Istanbul. From their Celtic homeland, Yann Gourvil (strings, programming and loops) and Simone Alves (vocals) bring in ancient songs and legends, that they then blend with Turkish instruments ('ud, blaglama) they discovered while living in Istanbul. Since their debut in 2009, the duet has been performing its dark neo-folk around Europe and beyond, including a couple of tours in the UK and major festivals like FMM (Sines, Portugal). Simone Alves (vocals) and Yann Gourvil (guitar, 'oud, saz, violin, programming) had already collaborated on various music projects in Brittany (France) when they initiated Astrakan Project while moving to Istanbul in 2009. After a couple of concerts hosting Turkish percussionists, they wanted to experiment the duet formula further and started touring as such. Since then, the duo have been performing their dark neo-folk around Europe and beyond, including a couple of tours in the UK and major festivals like FMM (Sines, Portugal). In June this year, Astrakan Project was featured on the cover of fRoots. Both of their albums have featured in the fRoots Album Choice playlist and received 4 stars from Songlines. While their songs have been described as romantic tragedies in the classic vein, the settings are as reminiscent of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant's 'Unledded' album, or folk supergroup Imagined Village as they are of Turkish or French musical tradition. All the songs are in Breton, a Celtic language from the West of France, close to Welsh (and Cornish), which they both speak. They are now settled in Greek Macedonia (until they go searching for more musical diversions).

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

on Sun, 16 Oct 2016 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 a sold out debut evening earlier this year, MIRI and RoseRed bring you a second installment of artists to showcase, who are currently making waves in the London music scene. Expect a musical feast of folk, americana, acoustic pop and indie music to wet your appetite and fill your heart with joy! Featuring.... DANA IMMANUEL & THE STOLEN BAND Dana Immanuel is a banjo-toting, whiskey-drinking, poker-playing singer-songwriter currently operating from a north London hideout from which emerges a sound more usually associated with the bayou, triple filtered through bourbon, washboard, and a touch of alt-country eccentricity. With the five-piece, all-female Stolen Band, Dana and her all-girl Stolen Band have been getting feet stomping across the UK folk, blues, Americana and rock scenes. Dana's music reflects her eclectic influences, from Alice Cooper to Hank Williams, routed via the bluegrass turnpike around the township of alt-country. She is at home in the high-stakes casinos of Monte Carlo as in the basement bars of London, Paris and Amsterdam, and her live show with the Stolen Band is not to be missed. Her new album, Come With Me, recorded live-ish with the Stolen Band and released on August 5 2016, showcases the unique blues-cum-bluegrass-cum-Americana-cum-rock sound of their live sound. http://www.danaimmanuel.com/ EYES FOR GERTRUDE Eyes For Gertrude are a British female duo who write full-hearted, unforgettable songs about real things. Piano pulsed, accordion tinged, guitar swooned songs are shaped around captivating observations of the everyday. Infused in their striking sound is a combination of musical influences, focusing on the balance between evocative and haunting harmonies, whilst always maintaining a skewed pop sensibility. Eyes for Gertrude present an energetic live show that is deftly entertaining, whilst at the same time, raw and authentic. The sound can switch between melancholy and humour, without seeming juxtaposed, and the pair exude a singular onstage charm. The long awaited album Residential Bliss is out now and available from this website and itunes. http://www.eyesforgertrude.com/ I AM AMITY Wolverhampton-born drummer and Brighton-brewed multi-instrumentalist AMiTY has been spreading her multi tasking style of performing since 2005. Her unique take on being a DIY solo artist showcases her simultaneously play guitar and percussion with honest vocals and autobiographical lyrics to accompany. From successfully touring the UK and Ireland, talk of this "one woman band" has taken AMiTY and her array of instruments to perform at festivals internationally. Through word of mouth and no plugger AMiTY's popular track, 'Bedpost' received airplay on BBC Radio Six, BBC London & Amazing Radio as well as other local BBC and commercial stations. http://www.iamamity.com/ ROXANNE DE BASTION Roxanne de Bastion is a Singer / Songwriter born and raised in Berlin, who grew up listening to the Beatles and learnt guitar while dreaming of writing and performing her own songs one day. Once she finished school she decided it was time to move into her own life of music and in 2007 packed a bag, her guitar and flew to London with a one-way ticket. Since then she has been playing her songs across the country and paving her own musical path, and spends most of her time on trains across the UK playing in as many different nooks and crannies as possible. Roxanne recorded her first album in April 2013 which she released on her own label 'Nomad Songs'. http://www.roxannedebastion.com/ ROSERED & THE BUTTERFLIES RoseRed And The Butterflies, aka Lydia Nicolaides is a prolific singer/songwriter from north London Enfield, with a DIY ethos. 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 debut album 'Just A Glimmer' in 2010 an album which she wrote, recorded, produced and funded herself, 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 is currently finishing the recording of her second album. 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. Three of MIRI's songs are featured in the film Fear Of Water which screened at the International Women's Film Festival in LA whilst her track "Broken City" has received radio airplay on BBC London. MIRI regularly performs around the UK & Europe. Past live shows include 100 Club for The Official Bob Marley Birthday Celebration, Natty's Vibes & Pressure at Passing Clouds, and supporting American folk artist Laura Veirs at Bush Hall. Her European travels have led her to perform at L Fest Del Mar in Spain, and Sofar Sounds in Amsterdam. MIRI's new release 'Sound Vibrations' is her 3rd 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 on Tom Robinson's Fresh On The Net mixtape show, whilst 'The Plight' has been making waves on the underground. www.miriofficial.com

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

on Sun, 16 Oct 2016 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 a sold out debut evening earlier this year, MIRI and RoseRed bring you a second installment of artists to showcase, who are currently making waves in the London music scene. Expect a musical feast of folk, americana, acoustic pop and indie music to wet your appetite and fill your heart with joy! Featuring.... DANA IMMANUEL & THE STOLEN BAND Dana Immanuel is a banjo-toting, whiskey-drinking, poker-playing singer-songwriter currently operating from a north London hideout from which emerges a sound more usually associated with the bayou, triple filtered through bourbon, washboard, and a touch of alt-country eccentricity. With the five-piece, all-female Stolen Band, Dana and her all-girl Stolen Band have been getting feet stomping across the UK folk, blues, Americana and rock scenes. Dana's music reflects her eclectic influences, from Alice Cooper to Hank Williams, routed via the bluegrass turnpike around the township of alt-country. She is at home in the high-stakes casinos of Monte Carlo as in the basement bars of London, Paris and Amsterdam, and her live show with the Stolen Band is not to be missed. Her new album, Come With Me, recorded live-ish with the Stolen Band and released on August 5 2016, showcases the unique blues-cum-bluegrass-cum-Americana-cum-rock sound of their live sound. http://www.danaimmanuel.com/ EYES FOR GERTRUDE Eyes For Gertrude are a British female duo who write full-hearted, unforgettable songs about real things. Piano pulsed, accordion tinged, guitar swooned songs are shaped around captivating observations of the everyday. Infused in their striking sound is a combination of musical influences, focusing on the balance between evocative and haunting harmonies, whilst always maintaining a skewed pop sensibility. Eyes for Gertrude present an energetic live show that is deftly entertaining, whilst at the same time, raw and authentic. The sound can switch between melancholy and humour, without seeming juxtaposed, and the pair exude a singular onstage charm. The long awaited album Residential Bliss is out now and available from this website and itunes. http://www.eyesforgertrude.com/ I AM AMITY Wolverhampton-born drummer and Brighton-brewed multi-instrumentalist AMiTY has been spreading her multi tasking style of performing since 2005. Her unique take on being a DIY solo artist showcases her simultaneously play guitar and percussion with honest vocals and autobiographical lyrics to accompany. From successfully touring the UK and Ireland, talk of this "one woman band" has taken AMiTY and her array of instruments to perform at festivals internationally. Through word of mouth and no plugger AMiTY's popular track, 'Bedpost' received airplay on BBC Radio Six, BBC London & Amazing Radio as well as other local BBC and commercial stations. http://www.iamamity.com/ ROXANNE DE BASTION Roxanne de Bastion is a Singer / Songwriter born and raised in Berlin, who grew up listening to the Beatles and learnt guitar while dreaming of writing and performing her own songs one day. Once she finished school she decided it was time to move into her own life of music and in 2007 packed a bag, her guitar and flew to London with a one-way ticket. Since then she has been playing her songs across the country and paving her own musical path, and spends most of her time on trains across the UK playing in as many different nooks and crannies as possible. Roxanne recorded her first album in April 2013 which she released on her own label 'Nomad Songs'. http://www.roxannedebastion.com/ ROSERED & THE BUTTERFLIES RoseRed And The Butterflies, aka Lydia Nicolaides is a prolific singer/songwriter from north London Enfield, with a DIY ethos. 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 debut album 'Just A Glimmer' in 2010 an album which she wrote, recorded, produced and funded herself, 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 is currently finishing the recording of her second album. 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. Three of MIRI's songs are featured in the film Fear Of Water which screened at the International Women's Film Festival in LA whilst her track "Broken City" has received radio airplay on BBC London. MIRI regularly performs around the UK & Europe. Past live shows include 100 Club for The Official Bob Marley Birthday Celebration, Natty's Vibes & Pressure at Passing Clouds, and supporting American folk artist Laura Veirs at Bush Hall. Her European travels have led her to perform at L Fest Del Mar in Spain, and Sofar Sounds in Amsterdam. MIRI's new release 'Sound Vibrations' is her 3rd 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 on Tom Robinson's Fresh On The Net mixtape show, whilst 'The Plight' has been making waves on the underground. www.miriofficial.com

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Sara Grey And Kieron Means (usa)

on Sun, 16 Oct 2016 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Mother and son -guitar, banjo and vocals. 'the old songs' blues, tales and banter.

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Andy Irvine At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 16 Oct 2016 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Andy is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as "a tradition in himself". As a musician, singer and songwriter, Andy has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his 45 year career. From Sweeney's Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s and then from Patrick Street to Andy Irvine & Dónal Lunny's Mozaik, Andy has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians. As a soloist, Andy fills the role of the archetypal troubadour with a show and a travelling lifestyle that reflect his lifelong influence, Woody Guthrie. To quote the Irish Times, "Often copied, never equalled", his repertoire consists of Irish traditional songs, dexterous Balkan dances and a compelling cannon of his own self-penned songs. This one will be busy. 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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Dancing Bear Presents: The Rheingans Sisters, Bbc Folk Award Winners 2016

on Sun, 16 Oct 2016 at Sheffield The Shakespeare 5:00pm

The Dancing Bear presents The Rheingans Sisters! Workshop | Concert The Rheingans Sisters' second album Already Home was one of the most talked about folk albums of last year, with rave reviews across the national and folk and world music press. The Independent called it 'superb' while fRoots hailed it 'quite simply extraordinary' and Songlines awarded a 'magnificent album' an unusual 5 stars and the coveted 'top of the world' title. The phenomenal response to The Rheingans Sisters' latest album rightly earned them no less than two nominations at the most prestigious event in the folk music industry's calendar, the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, which took place at the Royal Albert Hall in April 2016. As well as their nomination in the 'Horizon' category for Best Newcomer, their song 'Mackerel', from the album Already Home, won the very prestigious award for Best Original Track, rarely awarded to artists so early in their career. Anna and Rowan Rheingans will be celebrating the resounding success of Already Home and their ever growing reputation as two of the most inventive musicians on the folk scene with a busy summer of performances at some of England's best loved festivals and then a week of gigs in October. They're both incredibly busy musicians, both involved in various projects and bands, so catch them while you can! Please note - timings might change slightly... 5pm - 6pm Dance workshop: an introduction to some southern French specialities with Anna Concert 8pm: in two halves, The Rheingans Sisters Afterwards: social dance.

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Dancing Bear Presents: The Rheingans Sisters, Bbc Folk Award Winners 2016

on Sun, 16 Oct 2016 at Sheffield The Shakespeare 5:00pm

The Dancing Bear presents The Rheingans Sisters! Workshop | Concert The Rheingans Sisters' second album Already Home was one of the most talked about folk albums of last year, with rave reviews across the national and folk and world music press. The Independent called it 'superb' while fRoots hailed it 'quite simply extraordinary' and Songlines awarded a 'magnificent album' an unusual 5 stars and the coveted 'top of the world' title. The phenomenal response to The Rheingans Sisters' latest album rightly earned them no less than two nominations at the most prestigious event in the folk music industry's calendar, the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, which took place at the Royal Albert Hall in April 2016. As well as their nomination in the 'Horizon' category for Best Newcomer, their song 'Mackerel', from the album Already Home, won the very prestigious award for Best Original Track, rarely awarded to artists so early in their career. Anna and Rowan Rheingans will be celebrating the resounding success of Already Home and their ever growing reputation as two of the most inventive musicians on the folk scene with a busy summer of performances at some of England's best loved festivals and then a week of gigs in October. They're both incredibly busy musicians, both involved in various projects and bands, so catch them while you can! Please note - timings might change slightly... 5pm - 6pm Dance workshop: an introduction to some southern French specialities with Anna Concert 8pm: in two halves, The Rheingans Sisters Afterwards: social dance.

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Danni Nicholls, Support: Ma Polaine's Great Decline

on Sun, 16 Oct 2016 at Kingston Upon Thames Ram Jam Club 7:30pm

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 on Transmission Recordings and new album 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 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 Todd Snider, Jolie Holland, Kim Richey, Jim Lauderdale, Angus and Julia Stone, Bobby Bare Jr, Otis Gibbs, 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. Smoky soul, folk-pop and heart-wrenching alt-country, all in a rich voice - Q Magazine Sumptuous...a warm wry line in confessional songwriting - UNCUT One in a million... Maverick Music Magazine Just Terrific - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 http://danninicholls.com/ Live video: https://youtu.be/uRtM971hFFk Support: Ma Polaine's Great Decline Described as "like a young Billie Holiday gate-crashing a Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones recording session", blues and roots duo Ma Polaine's Great Decline have a growing reputation as an unique and hard to pigeon hole act. Building on 2015's nomination as an emerging artist in the British Blues Awards, winning a Reveal Records emerging act competition, an international song-writing semi-final spot for Suffer It Well from 2013 EP of the same name, 2016 sees the release of Small Town Talk EP. https://youtu.be/i0FX_rlYswU http://www.mapolainesgreatdecline.com/ Roots Music Report "5 stars", "it's the singer's compelling and never overplayed delivery, however, that gives this set its sustained, just-under-the surface intensity". Blues And Soul Magazine "8/10", "Crying out to be used on sound tracks. A very cinematic sound.. The icing on the cake is their vocalist. Stunning singer Beth Packer is someone to get to know". Northern Sky Magazine: "4/5", "an utterly compelling soundscape", "sounds like a young Billie Holiday gate-crashing a Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones recording session". Liverpool Sound And Vision: "9.5/10", "like some new wonderful step in evolution, an album of great warmth and heroic concealment", "the most complete and uniquely enjoyable of the year so far".

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Faustus Autumn Tour

on Mon, 17 Oct 2016 at Sheffield Yello Arch Studios 8:00pm

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Faustus Autumn Tour

on Mon, 17 Oct 2016 at Sheffield Yello Arch Studios 8:00pm

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Ange Hardy And Lukas Drinkwater

on Mon, 17 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater are two of this generations most in-demand 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 and 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. Lukas brings a fresh angle and bolder sound to many of Ange's songs, as well as allowing her to perform a number of songs from her albums that Ange hasn't regularly performed as a solo artist. Ange and Lukas are currently writing new material for their 2016 studio album Findings. Their new songs 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. Folk broadcaster Mike Harding referred to Ange as one of the most interesting, powerful and talented singers and songwriters to come out of recent years and her 2016 gigs with Lukas Drinkwater will serve to cement their position as two of this generations greatest performers.

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Eduardo Niebla

on Mon, 17 Oct 2016 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:30pm

Licensed bar, unreserved seating.

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Jess Morgan & The Light Band

on Mon, 17 Oct 2016 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

terrace cred. presents: from Devon, on a short tour introducing her new album ' with her recording musicians Jose McGill (bass, vocals) and Noel Dashwood (dobro,vocals.). Jess Morgan is a songwriter's songwriter. Constantly touring, constantly writing, constantly striving to do better, to be better. Inspired by storytelling songwriters like Nancy Griffith, the playfulness of Devon Sproule and upfront British voices like Billy Bragg, expect a tumbler of unfancified roots music with heart, with passion, with gusto. Over the past few years Jess has been making a noise in the UK and further afield with a string of albums comprised of acutely observed, beautifully delivered country-folk ballads; song about travel, about people, about history, about love, about whatever the song needs. The songs are intimate, but not in that earnest, quiet way. There's fire in Jess' voice, the way it soars between notes like a bird in flight. It's intimate, but it's end of the night, lock-in at the bar, let's get the nice whiskey out, intimate. something truly special. Folk Radio UK 'making waves and turning heads' R2 Magazine

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Kris Drever

on Tue, 18 Oct 2016 at London St John on Bethnal Green 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7:30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.15pm. ------------------------------------------- To simply call KRIS DREVER 'a folksinger' would be like saying that LAU, the acclaimed band in which he also sings and plays, is 'a Scottish folk trio'. Both true descriptions but reductive ones that only hint at the progressive joys contained in the music of each. Kris Drever launches into 2016 with a brand new studio album If Wishes Were Horses (Reveal Records) and a supporting tour (see over the page for details of the latter). With it he celebrates his first decade as an acclaimed solo artist and songwriter. The new album is his first for six years (during which time his band Lau have established themselves as the most widely acclaimed and musically progressive trio in British folk music). If Wishes Were Horses is a collection of semi-biographical songs covering the universal, and not so universal, themes of education, politics, sex, love, ennui, self-employment, social migration and Shetland. Drever's recent outpouring of songs stems from a move back to the Northern Isles, Shetland this time rather than his native Orkney and the discovery of new lyrical voices to describe his life, times and wild new surroundings. Helping Kris to realise this album are the renowned guitar genius Ian Carr, ace bassist Euan Burton and Admiral Fallow frontman Louis Abbott on drums and vocals. Drever's voice and guitar now form a part of the backbone of today's contemporary roots and folk scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist. Drever has already played alongside Jack Bruce, Bela Fleck, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Tim O'Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Shawn Colvin, Phil Cunningham, Rosanne Cash, Roddy Woomble, Eddi Reader, Adem, Kate Rusby, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart and many more.

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Harpeth Rising

on Tue, 18 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chamberfolk: Three classically trained musicians playing original music, as intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, and wrapped in three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe. Building from the tonal depth of the cello (or is it a bass?), layer in the shimmering sounds of a violin and the strikingly natural addition of banjo to create a sound at once familiar and impossible to categorize. Unapologetic genre-benders, Harpeth Rising fuses Folk, Newgrass, Rock and Classical into something organically unique.

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Lynched

on Tue, 18 Oct 2016 at Salisbury The Chapel 7:30pm

Dublin's finest play Salisbury for a night of rousing songs and the finest harmonies. This gig is a fundraiser for Salisbury Hospice who get £2.50 from each ticket.

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Faustus

on Tue, 18 Oct 2016 at Croydon The Oval Tavern 7:30pm

New album launch tour! Nominated in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, the Faustus triumvirate are three of the leading lights of their generation: Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel), Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar's Feast). They have a plethora of experience between them, brought together here in a virtuosic display of musicianship and testosterone. Rooted deeply in the English tradition, in 2007 they received a 75th Anniversary Award from the English Folk Dance and Song Society.

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Presents Eugene Hideaway Bridges

on Tue, 18 Oct 2016 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

TUESDAY BLUES 'bonus gig' Born in 1963 in New Orleans and raised in Amite, Louisiana, the son of Otheneil Bridges Sr, also known as blues guitarist Hideaway Slim, Eugene is the fourth child of five. His mother was from the Bullock family (the same as Anna Mae Bullock better known as Tina Turner) and Eugene claims he got his guitar skills from the Bridges side and his voice from the Bullocks. At five he was already playing with his father around Louisiana; with his brothers as The Bridges Brothers he sang gospel and was the musician of his church touring with the Pastor, Elder AA Edwards. Nearly five decades later, with a great deal to shout about in-between, Eugene is a nomadic musician living his life on the road. His home is wherever the next performance takes him, and every year this is from America through Europe, to Australia with many other stops in between. www.solidentertainments.com/100club

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Scott Fagan

on Tue, 18 Oct 2016 at London Cafe Oto 8:00pm

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Ragged Union Bluegrass Band

on Wed, 19 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Ragged Union's hard-driving bluegrass, with a tinge of the traditional and a healthy dose of the blues, has become a favorite for quite a few music lovers since their inception a few years ago. With an intimacy and tightness surrounding the vocals, award-winning instrumental work, a powerful rhythmic drive, and up tempo arrangements giving way to their edgy, outsider songwriting, the band creates an infectious sound that is masterful in the hands of seasoned musicians. Audiences all across America are responding. The 'Ragged Union Trio' (Geoff and Christina Union, along with mandolin super-picker Jordan Ramsey) toured England in 2014, performing several concert dates including the Lancaster Music Festival. This year, they are excited to bring the entire lineup, including brilliant fiddler, Justin Hoffenberg, innovative banjoist, Chris Elliott, and rock-solid bassist, Matt Mefford, for a full and unforgettable dose of Ragged Union Bluegrass! http://raggedunionbluegrass.com

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Belinda O'hooley & Heidi Tiddow

on Wed, 19 Oct 2016 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Firefly Burning

on Wed, 19 Oct 2016 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Firefly Burning are Bea Hankey (vocals), Jack Ross (guitar, percussion), John Barber (piano, synthesiser, gamelan & percussion), Sam Glazer (cello) and James Redwood (violin). Following a successful tour of the UK in 2015 to promote their latest album Skeleton Hill, the acclaimed Firefly Burning return for a short run of UK dates in September/October 2016 including an exclusive London performance at Kings Place. Encompassing strings, piano, synthesiser, electric guitar, gamelan and close vocal harmonies, Firefly Burning's impressionistic music electrifies audiences with its quiet intimacy and cinematic climaxes. Their songs draw on avant-folk, experimental pop, classical minimalism and Javanese Gamelan to 'paint sound pictures and take the audience in myriad directions at will' (For Folks Sake). The recent release of their second album Skeleton Hill garnered critical success for it's rich and original sonic tapestry. Borne out of a two year collaboration with producer Tim Friese-Greene (Talk Talk) the album unites Firefly Burning's adventurous poetic spirit with a direct pop sensibility, evoking sounds of Sufjan Stevens, Steve Reich and Kate Bush and echoing William Byrd and The Beach Boys.

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Tom Brosseau

on Wed, 19 Oct 2016 at Salford The Eagle Inn 7:30pm

Tom Brosseau is a North Dakota-born, LA-based songwriter and singer who learned to play acoustic guitar from his grandmother. He has toured Japan, Canada, Portugal, Iceland, Australia; performed in bars, backyards, grand halls, subways, theatres, old folks homes; exchanged songs and poetry with many talented folks, including Susan Orlean, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Patrick Marber, Bonnie Raitt and the late Sam Hinton. Brosseau also sings and plays guitar with Becky Stark and John C. Reilly in John Reilly & Friends. Tom Brosseau on his background: 'I grew up with music in the church, in the school, music at home. I learned a lot of hymnal and folk songs, both traditional and contemporary, and since I was influenced by what my grandparents listened to, in a sense I studied the singers and songwriters of the great American songbook.' Not long after Brosseau moved to Los Angeles in 2003, he began performing at the renowned club, Largo, where he met Sara and Sean Watkins. Sean Watkins recorded Brosseau's much-praised 2014 release, Grass Punks, and has also recorded forthcoming album North Dakota Impressions. John Parish (PJ Harvey) produced the other album of the trilogy, Brosseau's 2015 album,Perfect Abandon. Tom and a three-piece band recorded the album at The Cube theatre in Bristol, using only a single mic. Produced by Sean Watkins in Silverlake and Highland Park, Los Angeles, North Dakota Impressions is released on 16 September 2016 via Crossbill Records. 'North Dakota troubadour brings stark, trembling beauty to folky acoustic pop. The world is better for it' MOJO

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Dreaming Spires & Austin Lucas

on Wed, 19 Oct 2016 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:30pm

Austin Lucas returns to Europe for the second time in 2016, celebrating the release of the acclaimed 'Between The Moon & The Midwest' album. slot in what looks to outsiders like a narrow gap between Sturgill Simpson's cosmic choogle and the harder rock of Jason Isbell, but in country terms that's a canyon and it belongs to Austin Lucas" (Q Magazine) Austin will be playing a full band show with The Dreaming Spires backing him. It has been a busy time for Oxford's finest who have been on the road touring hard including a trip to the USA to play the Americana Awards in Nashville and an appearance on BBC's The Andrew Marr Show. They've also just released the mini-LP Paisley Overground, a knowing nod towards their musical influences, but also a step forward into a new-fangled jangle! Three of The Dreaming Spires songs were recorded at the legendary Ardent Studios in Memphis, home of the equally-legendary Big Star! NOTE: this is a MAINLY STANDING show at THE HARE & HOUNDS, York Road, Kings Heath.

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Daviid & Special Guests

on Wed, 19 Oct 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

'Beautiful...feel the hairs on your neck stand on end...Jeff Buckley meets Nick Drake' (BBC Introducing). 'Simply brilliant' (The University paper). 'A Nick Drake for the 21st Century' (Newcastle Chronicle). These are just some of the recent plaudits used to describe the music of Daviid aka David Smith, a unique singer­songwriter with a 4 octave range, who draws upon some of the world's most admired acoustic artists for inspiration, yet creates a sound that is all his own. David's guitar style references the aforementioned Nick Drake with nods to other great guitarists such as Bert Jansch and John Martyn, with a playing style that is at once folksy, yet also urbane and sophisticated. David has an impressive ability on the guitar, creating spellbinding intricate patterns using a variety of complex tunings. Vocally David's unique tone and soaring ability to work in multiple registers is already drawing comparisons to classic performers such as Jeff Buckley; singing on unusual, unexpected beats, and creating a wonderful, floating, atmospheric feel, a voice that is paradoxically fragile yet assured. David's often haunting songs are a mélange of genres, taking in folk, pop, soul and even funk, and are reminiscent of classic songwriters such as Carole King and James Taylor ­ yet fusing the feel of Chic at times with nods to classic artists from every decade. David draws upon a diverse musical palette and will take us on a fascinating sonic journey. Northumberland raised and now Bath based (he is currently studying music at Bath Spa University), David has already won both awards and critical acclaim for his evocative and highly emotive music. Bath's musicians have enjoyed considerable success in recent years (Gabrielle Aplin, Laura Doggett, Lily Ava), and David is set to become our next breakout artist. Indeed, Chapel's sound engineer Ed Norman, (who has previously worked with Gabrielle, Laura & Lily) had this to say: 'David's music is simply phenomenal. In my job I am privileged to work alongside many highly talented musicians who have established themselves as some of the country's most successful artists, and I can honestly say that David shows every bit the star quality found in those musicians, which when you consider how relatively new he is (David is just 21), is even more impressive. I have always considered song writing to be just as important as a musician's sound and performance ability, and I am pleased to say that he already has a catalogue of songs which in my humble opinion are destined to do great things for him. If you are a fan of artists such as Ben Howard, or indeed of the Chapel's programme of acoustic music in general, then you should definitely enjoy this'. Jan Cottington, the manager of Chapel Arts Centre, is also a fan of David's music: 'For such an unassuming young man, I really didn't expect such powerful music; his vocals are beautiful, soaring and melodic, and his song writing is simply on another level'. Also on the bill are a selection of guest performers including new Bath sensation Isobel Holly, with whom which David is writing an EP of songs, and David's band Hybern, performing a one off stripped­back acoustic set especially for the Chapel Arts Centre. As well as David, the band also features the extraordinary new talents, cellist/pianist Doug Evans, guitarist Patrick Watt and drummer Joseph Fowkes. Hybern play a mesmerising set of hook laden, harmony driven songs that hold the potential to become future classics. The band is a collaboration of 4 very different and talented musical minds, writing collectively with a combined passion that unites ideas and crafts music that is both refreshingly new and deeply accomplished. Deeply personal and moving, ethereal and uplifting, melodic and lyrically rich these are the acoustic songs that will slow down time. Join us for an enchanting evening at the Chapel Arts Centre, and you may just discover an enduring musical love.

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Andy Irvine.

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:00pm

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Martin Carthy @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club, Cheshire

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at Ellesmere Port The Whitby Club 7:15pm

Traditional folk singing lovers need no introduction to Martin who is an icon on the folk scene having for many years been a member of his family band The Watersons and more recently - Waterson/Carthy. He is a renowned solo performer of traditional songs in a very distinctive style, accompanying himself on his Martin 000-18 acoustic guitar; his style is marked by the use of alternative tunings (notably CGCDGA), and a strongly percussive picking style that emphasises the melody. Martin is sure to attract a goodly audience in numbers so please book early.

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Harpeth Rising

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Harpeth Rising are named after a small but powerful river in Tennessee and comprise Jordana Greenberg (violin & vocals) Michelle Younger (banjo, guitar & vocals) and Maria Di Meglio (cello & vocals). They are three classically trained musicians playing chamberfolk (folk newgrass, rock and classical), as intricately arranged as a string quartet. Their vocal harmonies run the gamut from traditional Bluegrass to Gregorian organum. See http://www.harpethrising.com/ - Doors open 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Harpeth Rising

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Harpeth Rising are named after a small but powerful river in Tennessee and comprise Jordana Greenberg (violin & vocals) Michelle Younger (banjo, guitar & vocals) and Maria Di Meglio (cello & vocals). They are three classically trained musicians playing chamberfolk (folk newgrass, rock and classical), as intricately arranged as a string quartet. Their vocal harmonies run the gamut from traditional Bluegrass to Gregorian organum. See http://www.harpethrising.com/ - Doors open 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Pat Mcmanus Band

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Irish Power Trio led by former Mama's Boys and Celtus guitarist/violinist,singer and songwriter Pat McManus. They never cease to stun audiences with their energetic performances. Patrick Frances McManus was one of 6 children born into an incredibly talented musical family in Derrylin, Co.Fermangh, N.Ireland. Pat's father, John, and his mother Valerie were highly accomplished Traditional Irish music players, so it wasn't long before Pat and his two brothers, John and Tommy, were picking up all the instruments lying around the house and learning to play. By the age of 7, Pat had already performed on live T.V. and by 14 he was All-Ireland Fiddle Champion. Aged 20, Pat somehow stumbled across a band called Horslips and the rest is history - a fascinating read here: http://www.patmcmanus.co.uk

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Pat Mcmanus Band

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Irish Power Trio led by former Mama's Boys and Celtus guitarist/violinist,singer and songwriter Pat McManus. They never cease to stun audiences with their energetic performances. Patrick Frances McManus was one of 6 children born into an incredibly talented musical family in Derrylin, Co.Fermangh, N.Ireland. Pat's father, John, and his mother Valerie were highly accomplished Traditional Irish music players, so it wasn't long before Pat and his two brothers, John and Tommy, were picking up all the instruments lying around the house and learning to play. By the age of 7, Pat had already performed on live T.V. and by 14 he was All-Ireland Fiddle Champion. Aged 20, Pat somehow stumbled across a band called Horslips and the rest is history - a fascinating read here: http://www.patmcmanus.co.uk

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Roy Bailey's Birthday Bash

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:00pm

It's that birthday time of year again! Our Bright Phoebus Elder Statesman is celebrating his birthday in the way he loves best, with a gig at our lovely local, venue and with our lovely audience. Roy has spent his life singing songs that speak to us and tell us stories about ourselves and other people and has a huge number of loyal fans who love him. His children's CDs are the bedrock of many a family music collection and are as popular now as whenhe released his first one in the 60s with his wife, Val. Described by his great friend, Tony Benn as '...the greatest socialist singer of his generation', Roy counts amongst his fans Billy Bragg, Tom Robinson Christy Moore and thousands of people all over the world. Until recently, when travelling became too arduous due to health reasons, he was a regular guest at festivals in Canada and Australia and Europe and brought to the UK's attention many fine songwriters such as Judy Small, Si Kahn and Holly Near. A great performer, he always hosts a funny, thought-provoking and moving evening's entertainment at a venue that really loves him, so come and be a part of it, do! Doors will be at 7pm and the concert will start at 7.30pm with an opening number from our fantastic MC for the night, Martin Simpson, who will also join Roy on stage to accompany him with his superlative guitar skills.

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Roy Bailey's Birthday Bash

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:00pm

It's that birthday time of year again! Our Bright Phoebus Elder Statesman is celebrating his birthday in the way he loves best, with a gig at our lovely local, venue and with our lovely audience. Roy has spent his life singing songs that speak to us and tell us stories about ourselves and other people and has a huge number of loyal fans who love him. His children's CDs are the bedrock of many a family music collection and are as popular now as whenhe released his first one in the 60s with his wife, Val. Described by his great friend, Tony Benn as '...the greatest socialist singer of his generation', Roy counts amongst his fans Billy Bragg, Tom Robinson Christy Moore and thousands of people all over the world. Until recently, when travelling became too arduous due to health reasons, he was a regular guest at festivals in Canada and Australia and Europe and brought to the UK's attention many fine songwriters such as Judy Small, Si Kahn and Holly Near. A great performer, he always hosts a funny, thought-provoking and moving evening's entertainment at a venue that really loves him, so come and be a part of it, do! Doors will be at 7pm and the concert will start at 7.30pm with an opening number from our fantastic MC for the night, Martin Simpson, who will also join Roy on stage to accompany him with his superlative guitar skills.

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Hannah Epperson

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Armed with her violin, loop pedal and voice, sonic weaver Hannah Epperson arranges beautiful musical landscapes without indulgence or over-saturation. As a stirring solo performer and talented collaborative artist, she has joined forces with a versatile cast of collaborators across a spectrum of genres, including poet Shane Koyczan, Julianna Barwick, Porcelain Raft, We Are The City, and numerous others. More recently, these creative explorations have included composing and performing for interdisciplinary film and dance companies across the country and in New York, where she now resides. Hannah's breadth as a collaborative and compositional powerhouse stems from from an eclectic experiential and educational background: from learning Appalachian folk tunes by ear with a cowgirl in Utah to travelling through Scandinavia and Europe as an accompanist; or from touring her solo project by sailboat with permaculturists to accompanying Flamenco dancers in Spain, before finishing her honours degree in Human Geography and representing Canada at World Championships for ultimate frisbee in 2015. The versatile and collaborative journey of this Salt Lake City born violinist informs the creative compositions she offers in her solo projects. Hannah's unique songwriting and performance earned her one of British Columbia's Peak Performance Project awards in 2013 and international recognition as a powerful songwriter whose compositions weave classical emotion together with the raw energy of indie music. Her warm voice sits perfectly within the tone of her four acoustic strings layered together and affected electronically, evoking references to Andrew Bird turned with vocal melodies by Feist; or Owen Pallett reinterpreted by Lykke Li. Hannah's sound crosses genres and will continue to offer various levels of musical and emotional exploration to the same listener at different times. Hannah will be returning to Europe in May/June with experimental-folk powerhouse Aidan Knight before releasing her debut album - //upsweep - later this year.

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Jerron "blind Boy" Paxton

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at Gateshead Caedmon Hall 8:00pm

Easily the most talented young acoustic bluesman to come along in many, many years. - Living Blues Magazine "Jerron Paxton is truly the living embodiment of the true blues in the 21St Century, but he plays it all in the true songster tradition: ragtime, hokum, old-time, French reels, Appalachian mountain music and blues and more and whatever he plays sounds great." thecountryblues.com "He is the whole package. He's witty, fast rhyming, poetic, fun, exciting, wonderfully skilled as a musician and a fine singer, he is the continuation of a proud tradition, literally and figuratively." Oregon Food Bank's Waterfront Blues Festival "If you're good enough, everything else falls into place.Blind Boy Paxton carries the torch for traditional acoustic blues," New York Times

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Hatm Vol 12: Johnny Dowd

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at Liverpool Dumbulls 8:00pm

Johnny Dowd is an American alternative country musician from Ithaca, New York. Typical of his style are experimental, noisy breaks in his songs and strong southern gothic elements in the lyrics as well as in the music. There is also a strong undercurrent of black humor and the absurd in his work. Although his early albums were most celebrated in the alternative country community, he has never quite fit into any particular genre. As a singer-songwriter, his music is most often compared to that of Tom Waits, Nick Cave and Captain Beefheart. To my knowledge this is the first time Johnny Dowd has played Liverpool, and it is at one of the most special venues in the city

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Lords Of Thyme

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- NEW ROOTS PRESENTS.... Lords of Thyme + Support The Lords of Thyme are Joe Woolley, Tali Trow and Pat Kenneally, all past members of acclaimed UK prog-folk act Circulus. To date they have released two Ep's and a limited edition 7 single, lovingly mixed by John Wood (Nick Drake, Fairport Convention, John Martyn), and have appeared on the 'Shirley Collins Inspired' album in collaboration with folk legend Bonnie Dobson, alongside Bonnie Prince Billy, Graham Coxon, Alasdair Roberts, Trembling Bells and Lee Renaldo. In 2015 the band were cover-featured by FRoots Magazine as four from the New Folk Underground to watch alongside Lynched, Stick In The Wheel and Mishaped Pearls. This evening marks the launch of their third EP, Pellets', releasd through Sunstone Records. '..a band really worth following' - Alex Gallacher, Folk Radio UK '...a dreamlike sound that can only be described as traditionally English' Daithi Sabhaois, Shindig! '..a sheer delight' Rock and Reel Magazine ------------------ New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK roots scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. We find that in traditional folk, indie folk, alt-folk, chamber folk, country blues, Americana, alt-country, old-time rhythm & blues, gypsy jazz, honky-tonk, klezmer, world music, modern classical music and all points in between. www.newrootsevents.com https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Martin Alvarado

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:30pm

Licensed bar, unreserved seating, room to dance

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Jimmy Crowley

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Exactly 30 years (!) after he last sang at the Black Swan we present a living legend of Irish folk music. Jimmy hails from Cork, a city with a great musical heritage - not just traditional but also music-hall, vaudeville and art music and he draws on all of these in fashioning his unique repertoire and style. A consummate stage performer, he adds colour to his act by weaving in stories about Cork characters, history and daily life.

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Jimmy Crowley

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Exactly 30 years (!) after he last sang at the Black Swan we present a living legend of Irish folk music. Jimmy hails from Cork, a city with a great musical heritage - not just traditional but also music-hall, vaudeville and art music and he draws on all of these in fashioning his unique repertoire and style. A consummate stage performer, he adds colour to his act by weaving in stories about Cork characters, history and daily life.

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Mike Farris

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at Ashington The White House Unique Social Club 8:00pm

High Market, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 8PD. On street parking close to venue with large public car park at Ashington People's Park a 3 minute walk away.

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Lynched

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

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Flamenco Express - 20th Anniversary Tour

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at Hove The Brunswick 8:00pm

The Flamenco Express 20th Anniversary Tour steams on mercilessly with another power-packed showcase of the fiercest form of human expression yet devised.. Featuring this month's star guests Alejandro Molinero, and master of gypsy song Antonio el Pola - both international artists in high demand across the globe. ******Antonio el Pola ****** Known for over twenty years as a formidably talented singer dedicated to the purest flamenco, Antonio El Pola has grown to fill the greatest stages of the world, performing with legends such as Paco de Lucia, Juan El Camas, Concha Vargas, Antonio Moya, Juan Castor, Juana Amaya, Javier Cruz, Joselito Fernandez, Soraya Clavijo, Miguel "El Funi," Manuel de Anustias, José de la Buena, Guillermo Mansano, Maria Pena, Jesus de la Frasquita, brothers Paco and Juan del Gastor, Luis Peña, and Javier Heredia. To name but a few. ****** Alejandro Molinero ****** An uncompromising dynamo of rhythmic technique and soul, depicting our dilemmas and striving to turn fear into hope. Winner of 1st prize for choreography for Flamenco & Spanish Classical dance at Real Conservatorio. Residencies with Ballet National de Espaňa, Compania de Javier Latorre y Shoj Kojima, Compania de Jean Albert Cartier - 'Europa Dance'. Guest soloist for Compania de Carmen Canteroand Javier Latorre's production 'Amores de Solana'. Partner with Concha Jareňo in Casa Patas in Madrid, also in San Paulo & Olinda, guest choreogragher and teacher for Teal Conservatorio. ****** La Joaquina ****** Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. Recent Collaborations 'Spaces in Between' 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco. Principle soloist 'Splinter In The Flesh' with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron "Leading the dancers, La Joaquina, tiny, urgent and intense, explored a vast emotional vocabulary, and juxtaposed vulnerability and tenderness with violence and aggression. Her feet rattle off tempestuous beats, her sinewy arms snake angrily and her taut body is totally driven by her feelings. Wild and untameable, there is certainly no empty prettiness in her dance. - Emma Manning. The Stage ****** Chris Clavo ****** A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen and studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision." - Staffordshire Post. Reviews This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina - Time Out Forget the sterile, regimented flamenco so often served up to tourists: this was the real thing, and to say that it packed a punch is an understatement - South Wales Evening Post Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores. - Dance Europe An unforgettable evening. - Anglo Spanish Journal www.flamencoexpress.co.uk £12/£10conc

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Flamenco Express - 20th Anniversary Tour

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at Hove The Brunswick 8:00pm

The Flamenco Express 20th Anniversary Tour steams on mercilessly with another power-packed showcase of the fiercest form of human expression yet devised.. Featuring this month's star guests Alejandro Molinero, and master of gypsy song Antonio el Pola - both international artists in high demand across the globe. ******Antonio el Pola ****** Known for over twenty years as a formidably talented singer dedicated to the purest flamenco, Antonio El Pola has grown to fill the greatest stages of the world, performing with legends such as Paco de Lucia, Juan El Camas, Concha Vargas, Antonio Moya, Juan Castor, Juana Amaya, Javier Cruz, Joselito Fernandez, Soraya Clavijo, Miguel "El Funi," Manuel de Anustias, José de la Buena, Guillermo Mansano, Maria Pena, Jesus de la Frasquita, brothers Paco and Juan del Gastor, Luis Peña, and Javier Heredia. To name but a few. ****** Alejandro Molinero ****** An uncompromising dynamo of rhythmic technique and soul, depicting our dilemmas and striving to turn fear into hope. Winner of 1st prize for choreography for Flamenco & Spanish Classical dance at Real Conservatorio. Residencies with Ballet National de Espaňa, Compania de Javier Latorre y Shoj Kojima, Compania de Jean Albert Cartier - 'Europa Dance'. Guest soloist for Compania de Carmen Canteroand Javier Latorre's production 'Amores de Solana'. Partner with Concha Jareňo in Casa Patas in Madrid, also in San Paulo & Olinda, guest choreogragher and teacher for Teal Conservatorio. ****** La Joaquina ****** Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. Recent Collaborations 'Spaces in Between' 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco. Principle soloist 'Splinter In The Flesh' with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron "Leading the dancers, La Joaquina, tiny, urgent and intense, explored a vast emotional vocabulary, and juxtaposed vulnerability and tenderness with violence and aggression. Her feet rattle off tempestuous beats, her sinewy arms snake angrily and her taut body is totally driven by her feelings. Wild and untameable, there is certainly no empty prettiness in her dance. - Emma Manning. The Stage ****** Chris Clavo ****** A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen and studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision." - Staffordshire Post. Reviews This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina - Time Out Forget the sterile, regimented flamenco so often served up to tourists: this was the real thing, and to say that it packed a punch is an understatement - South Wales Evening Post Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores. - Dance Europe An unforgettable evening. - Anglo Spanish Journal www.flamencoexpress.co.uk £12/£10conc

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Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at Highworth United Reformed Church 7:00pm

Miranda Sykes is best known as the bass player for Show of Hands. However, she is also a fine singer in her own right and she and Rex Preston play a wide range of music. Rex's fine mandolin and guitar playing complement Miranda's singing superbly so an excellent evening is assured. Tickets are £11 each which includes a glass of wine or juice.

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Flossie Malavialle And Her Musicians

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn 7:30pm

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Robyn Hitchcock

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Aldershot West End Centre 7:00pm

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The Jar Family

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Chelmsford City Football Club 8:00pm

This is a great band who are termed as Industrial Folk with a tinge of Blues. They are one of the UK's fastest growing and exciting acts.

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

The two lovely Yorkshire lasses are back. Come and enjoy Belinda O'Hooley & Heidi Tidow and their own stylish songs and tunes. Supported by Wiltshire's top singer-songwriter Jess Vincent.

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

The two lovely Yorkshire lasses are back. Come and enjoy Belinda O'Hooley & Heidi Tidow and their own stylish songs and tunes. Supported by Wiltshire's top singer-songwriter Jess Vincent.

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Forest Folk And Roots' Present The Gerry Colvin Band + Support

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

THE GERRY COLVIN BAND make a very welcome return to Forest Folk and Roots. They went down a storm last time they played and this time you can expect tunes form the new album "Six of One Half a Dozen of the Other" as well as a run through of his extensive back catalogue. Gerry Colvin's live performances are memorable to say the least !! - he has boundless energy and engages the audience from the off with inter song banter and stories and the songs - well they speak for themself - one minute you'll be laughing and singing along - the next wiping away a tear.

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Forest Folk And Roots' Present The Gerry Colvin Band + Support

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

THE GERRY COLVIN BAND make a very welcome return to Forest Folk and Roots. They went down a storm last time they played and this time you can expect tunes form the new album "Six of One Half a Dozen of the Other" as well as a run through of his extensive back catalogue. Gerry Colvin's live performances are memorable to say the least !! - he has boundless energy and engages the audience from the off with inter song banter and stories and the songs - well they speak for themself - one minute you'll be laughing and singing along - the next wiping away a tear.

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Bordel Q

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Bordel Q is an exciting new quintet based in London, forging links between musical genres, styles and languages founded upon the diverse backgrounds of the ensemble's members. Their amalgamation of jazz, classical and world music, and the eclecticism with which pieces are approached, result in music that is both old and new, clear yet complex, offering a rich and individual musical experience. The quintet's debut programme is in honour of Astor Piazzolla, whose works embody all musical elements the ensemble are dedicated to. Although a well known Argentinian composer of Tango, Astor also explored styles such as classical, contemporary and jazz, and created the genre 'Nuevo Tango'. With original arrangements and interpretations of his music, Bordel Q take their audience on a colourful and virtuous musical journey. -band members: Anisa Arslanagic - violin and viola James Kitchman - guitar Maurizio Pala - accordion Michele Montolli - double bass Nuno Brito - percussion

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Hunter And The Bear

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Brighton Bleach 8:00pm

Having shared the stage with Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, and Simple Minds, this young British band are making a big noise on the rock scene. They're currently recording their debut album and touring extensively in the UK & Europe. "Hunter & The Bear are a high energy, hard hitting, four-piece rock band." "One of the most exciting live acts around!" Support act Luke Tuchscherer (Tuck-shearer) will be playing songs from his forthcoming album.

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Hunter And The Bear

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Brighton Bleach 8:00pm

Having shared the stage with Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, and Simple Minds, this young British band are making a big noise on the rock scene. They're currently recording their debut album and touring extensively in the UK & Europe. "Hunter & The Bear are a high energy, hard hitting, four-piece rock band." "One of the most exciting live acts around!" Support act Luke Tuchscherer (Tuck-shearer) will be playing songs from his forthcoming album.

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Jess Morgan

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

The new Comfy & Acoustic night! 3 fantastic acts, 1 bookshop with wine. Artist details soon. Doors at 7pm. Stage times: Emma McGann 8.00-8.35 Chris Cleverly 8.50-9.30 Jess Morgan 9.45-10.35 Bookshop bar open with hot and cold drinks, beer and wine plus cake. Www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk Tickets £8 adv/£10 otd

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Jerron 'blind Boy' Paxton

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Although only in his 20s, Jerron 'Blind Boy' Paxton has earned a reputation for transporting audiences back to the 1920s and making them wish they could stay there for good. Paxton may be one of the greatest multi-instrumentalists that you have not heard of. Yet. And time is getting short, fast. Originally from the Watts district of Los Angeles, Paxton's grandparents moved from Louisiana to California in 1956. These southern roots would have an influence on Paxton as a young boy. After spending time listening to his hometown blues radio station, as well as the old Cajun and country blues songs his grandmother used to sing, Paxton became interested in these early sounds, developing a breadth of knowledge pertaining to such music along the way. He began playing the fiddle when he was twelve, only to pick up the banjo two years later. As a teenager, he began to go blind, losing most of his eyesight by the age of 16. Jerron's sound is influenced by the likes of Fats Waller and 'Blind' Lemon Jefferson. According to Will Friedwald in the Wall Street Journal, Paxton is 'virtually the only music-maker of his generationplaying guitar, banjo, piano and violin, among other implementsto fully assimilate the blues idiom of the 1920s and '30s.' Paxton performed to a sold out audience for the Lead Belly Tribute at Carnegie Hall on February 4, 2016 along with the likes of Buddy Guy, Eric Burdon, Dom Flemons, Tom Paley, and other stars. It is no exaggeration to say that Paxton impressed. This young musician sings and plays banjo, guitar, piano, fiddle, harmonica, Cajun accordion, and the bones (percussion). Paxton has an eerie ability to transform traditional jazz, blues, folk, and country into the here and now, and make it real. In addition, he mesmerizes audiences with his humor and storytelling. He's a world class talent and a uniquely colorful character who has been on the cover of Living Blues Magazine and the Village Voice, has been interviewed on FOX News and last year featured on Reginald D Hunter's BBC2 series 'Sounds From The South'.

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Urban Folk Quartet

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Urban Folk Quartet Folk & Americana at Kings Place Joe Broughton, Paloma Trigás, Tom Chapman and Dan Walsh are the Urban Folk Quartet. Since forming in 2009, UFQ's genre-defying, all-embracing approach to folk music has captivated audiences in high-energy performances across the world. Their 2015 album The Escape was their-most critically acclaimed to date, picking up much air play and appearing on critics polls including The Telegaph's Best Of Folk 2015. After touring the album at home and abroad well into 2016, this autumn sees the band launching UFQ Live III, their sixth full-length release, recorded at appearances throughout early 2016. This will be the band's only headline London show this year and they are delighted to be returning to Kings Place with their new record in tow.

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K-music 2016 Presents Danpyunsun And The Sailors + Asian Chairshot

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at London Rich Mix 7:30pm

One of the things that Korean music does brilliantly is mind-blowing theatre, perhaps because the roots go so deep into ritual performance. Danpyunsun were a huge hit at Brighton's Great Escape festival, especially 'the amazingly versatile percussionist who used sticks, feet, hands, legs and arms to create the eye-opening and jaw-dropping beats'. The Guardian went for them big time: 'they look like a totalitarian physics seminar circa 1976, and play magnificently bonkers sea shanties from weird and distant oceans, augmented by furious virtuoso violin and a sweary, hilarious frontman'. Asian Chairshot are one of Korean's biggest rock bands. Their name is derived from a wrestling foul, and there is a stunning beauty in their heavy psychedelia. Smashing Pumpkins got involved with them and helped them break through at last year's SXSW- they described their sound as 'Black Sabbath playing Radiohead'. Part of K-Music 2016 http://www.serious.org.uk/events/series/k-music

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Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

In the space of a few short years, Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston have emerged to become one of the most sought after duos on the English folk & roots scene. The striking combination of the flame headed double bass player & virtuoso mandolin player create music that Folk Roots say is A musical partnership made in heaven. Scintillating, sensitive and brilliant! The rare fusion of double bass & mandolin makes for one of the most exciting new combinations on the acoustic roots scene, although it is the emotional quality of Miranda's voice that makes her partnership with Rex so engaging rather than the novelty of such an unusual musical pairing. Together, they interweave timeless, well-chosen covers with their own original compositions to produce a unique sound which has a timeless feel and universal appeal. 2016 will see Miranda and Rex celebrate their 6th year together as a duo and the release of their 3rd studio album, 'The Watchmaker's Wife', which has received great critical acclaim. "A wonderfully balanced album that swaggers as much as it sashays, shimmers as much as it soothes. So engaging is this record that it achieved that rare combination of immediacy and longevity and has rarely been off my hi-fi since it arrived. Fred and Ginger with a hint of Bonnie and Clyde, Sykes and Preston have hit paydirt with The Watchmaker's Wife a class affair from start to finish." ~ fruk

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Birte Paulsen - "borrowed Time" Album Launch

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Brighton One Church 7:30pm

Birte Paulsen is celebrating the launch of her long anticipated album "Borrowed Time" with a special performance at the beautiful and atmospheric One Church. The album has been called "stunning" and "achingly beautiful". An array of Brighton's most talented musicians such as Mishkin Fitzgerald, Alfie Weedon and Paul Diello will be bringing the songs to life at this one off full band concert. A night of dark Indie Folk with a sigh of Nordic melancholy imagine Kate Bush meets Tom Waits.

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Big Steam

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Richmond Crawdaddy Club 8:00pm

These guys have every right to be called true originals. They were at the forefront of the British R&B revolution in the early sixties and can trace their musical lineage through that period to today via an impressive individual and collective history. Paul, Rob and Geoff were members of the legendary band The Others, who also happened to be the third Crawdaddy Club house band following The Stones and The Yardbirds, whilst Tim was guitarist with that mighty power trio Smile whose other members were Brian May and Roger Taylor who, of course went on to form Queen. This illustrious pedigree resulted in the formation and evolution of a truly original band whose output firmly based in their roots promises an exciting set of classics, standards and punchy original material.

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Kelley Mcrae

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Torquay The Crown & Sceptre 8:00pm

Based out of Austin, TX, Kelley McRae called Brooklyn home for years before teaming up with guitarist Matt Castelein in 2011, when the duo traded in their NYC apartment for a VW camper van and hit the road full time. Thousands of miles and hundreds of shows later, they've toured coast to coast in the US, played to packed rooms across Europe, sold-out the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, and continue to build a passionate and dedicated following on the strength of their live show.

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Nigel Mazlyn Jones

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Starcross St Paul's Church 7:30pm

Nigel Mazlyn Jones plays 12 and 6 string acoustic guitars weaving sounds and creating atmospheres that have entranced audiences on the live and festival circuits since 1976. Well known on the UK festival scene he has often toured UK and European major venues supporting well known bands like Barclay James Harvest, Renaissance and Bob Geldof and collaborated with Steve Hillage, Banco de Gaia, Roy Harper and Guy Evans of Van Der Graaf Generator on various projects. NMJ music has also featured on many TV and radio programmes. NMJ has recorded eleven albums. His first 2 albums Ship to Shore and Sentinel have been re-released. Echoing Ship to Shore the latest album 'Raft' also features his 12 string dexterity. Guest players include Guy Evans, drummer-percussionist with Van Der Graaf Generator and Rog Patterson on beautiful fretless bass. NMJ loves the natural world once working in conservation with the great apes for Gerald Durrell's Wildlife Trust. Living near the Cornish coast these influences are woven into his music. He says, Like this planet rafts are fragile www.nigemlmazlynjones.com Greg Hancock returned to live performance relatively recently after many years living overseas. Over many years he has developed a unique finger-picking guitar style that was influenced early on by players such as Nic Jones and Joni Mitchell... and of course... Nigel Mazlyn Jones! His songs tell stories, paint portraits and present vignettes exploring the oddness and frailty of everyday life in the modern world. Greg has appeared twice before at St Paul's Church - both times with his musical collaborator, Jo Hooper, on cello. This will be a solo performance which allows for a greater degree of spontanaity and improvisation! www.greghancockmusic.com

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Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith: Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards 7:30pm

Jimmy and Sid play traditional, modern and original songs mainly from the British Isles, telling stories of hardship, joy, struggle and celebration 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. Their Debut CD was recorded and distributed by the highly regarded Fellside label, and the songs have a common thread of political struggle and resistance, and the decline of the industries that were the backbone of England for many generations. And if you think that's depressing, think again! The music is both lively and glorious, or in Mike Harding's words: A cracking album full of really terrific songs. Come and give them a try!

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Skabretta

on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 at Ipswich The Music Room 8:00am

Skabretta plus very special guest and DJ in Ipswichs premier music venue, this will sell out so get your tickets early.

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North Dorset Folk Festival

on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 at Marnhull Village Hall 12:00pm

Now in its 5th year we are delighted to welcome: Martin Simpson Blair Dunlop Megan Henwood Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow Hatti Briggs ODi Tom Clements To Marnhull Village Hall

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John Spiers At Evenlode Folk, Finstock

on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 at Finstock Village Hall 7:30pm

On stage at 8.00pm. John Spiers, Oxfordshire Folk legend and former Bellowhead lead, appears at this fabulous, newly-built village hall. Known better in folk circles as Squeezy, he has made a name for himself as one of the leading squeezebox players of his generation. Well known for his long-standing duo partnership with Jon Boden in the formidable Spiers & Boden as well as his contribution to the massively popular Bellowhead, John has also played with Eliza Carthy's Ratcatchers and a number of local folk-dance bands. His solo gigs have been going down a storm, with the Guardian commenting on the triumph of "his blend of elegant, rhythmic and virtuoso playing and easygoing folk club banter." John is a long-term Oxfordshire resident where at an early age his association with the traditional folk music and dance of the region began. As the son of a Morris dancer, it's hardly surprising that this early exposure to folk music proved to be influential. Note: on-street parking only except disabled access..

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Felix Holt & The Radicals

on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Felix Holt is a singer songwriter from London. He plays regularly around town and tours with his Band The Radicals. They play a mix of originals and standards and their style is an upbeat combination of R&B, Blues and Country. In the past Felix has shared the bill with such legendary musicians as Tom Paley, Spider John Koerner and Bonnie Dobson. His band is made up of the core players from the critically acclaimed theatre show the Drowned Man.... and they never fail to put on a great live show!

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Chris While, Kellie While And Julie Matthews

on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 at Biddulph Town Hall 7:30pm

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The Ninetree Stumblers

on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Born a hundred years late and 4000 miles too far East, The Ninetree Stumblers dredge up nuggets of the Old Weird America from the crackly grooves of 78RPM shellac. Three multi-instrumentalists from Bristol, UK, the band trade guitars, banjos, fiddles and more, clambering from song to song through shows that set Moonshine-fuelled hoedowns against sombre Baptist hymns, cockeyed ragtime and sweetheart waltzes.

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An Evening With Steve Forbert

on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 at Gateshead The Little Theatre 8:00pm

As a young man from Meridian, Mississippi, Steve Forbert traveled to New York City and played guitar for spare change in Grand Central Station. He vaulted to international prominence with a folk-rock hit, Romeo's Tune, during a time when rootsy rock was fading out and the Ramones, Talking Heads and other New Wave and punk acts were moving in to the public consciousness. Still, critics raved about Steve's poetic lyrics and engaging melodies, and the crowds at CBGB's club in New York accepted him alongside those acts. I've never been interested in changing what I do to fit emerging trends, Forbert observes. Looking back on it, I was helping to keep a particular American songwriting tradition alive at a time when it wasn't in the spotlight. After his first two records came a plethora of well-crafted, unforgettable songs on such albums as Little Stevie Orbit, Streets of This Town, The American in Me, Mission of the Crossroad Palms and Evergreen Boy. His tribute to Jimmie Rodgers, Any Old Time, was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2004. In October 2012, 35 years after his first album, Steve has released an exciting new one, Over With You. Its ten fresh but mature songs pinpoint a wide range of emotions that color personal relationships emotions that most listeners have undoubtedly felt and struggled to understand at some point in their lives. This is an album that has taken a lifetime to make, explains Forbert. You don't just pull these songs out of thin air you have to live them.

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Kultura Ukrainian Music Festival

on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 at Manchester Ukrainian Club 6:00pm

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Peter Broderick

on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 at Manchester St Michael's Church 7:30pm

Veteran Erased Tapes recording artist Peter Broderick set to release new studio album Partners on 19 August 2016. For close to a decade, Portland's Peter Broderick has cut his own unpredictable path through the world of contemporary music. So far, his wanderings have led him from solo works into the realms of film, dance and documentary scores, as well as art installations. Now Peter takes that unpredictability one step further. For his latest album, a series of voice and piano recordings, he experiments with chance, surrendering an entire song's composition to the roll of dice. As he explains below in an email to Erased Tapes founder Robert Raths, it was John Cage's tendency to remove himself from his music, to somehow automate his own process, which inspired the strange mechanics with which this record was created. In the words of Cage himself, 'the world is teeming; anything can happen'. Tour support comes from Brigid Mae Power. The Galway-based, Tompkins Square-signed musician cites Debussy, Townes Van Zandt and Tim Buckley as influences, and her latest release recorded by Peter Broderick was featured on Pitchfork. This will be one of the first public concerts in St Michael's since its recent re-opening, having been closed since 2004. The Roman Catholic church was founded in 1859 and became the heart of the Little Italy Community in Ancoats. AGE RESTRICTION: This show is 14+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Stonybreakdown! 5

on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 at Stony Stratford York House Centre 7:30pm

Well chaw my gator and hogtie my stogie, the banjos, mandolins and fiddles are back for a fifth glorious evening of Americana. This time we welcome: Band of Brothers, Stained Glass Bluegrass, The Rocky Road Pilgrims, and The Jackson Creek Band. The Wood & Wire group from Northampton will be raising funds for dementia and cancer charities. DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm. Enjoy a snifter at the York House bar real ale, cider, lager, wines and soft drinks. The volunteer bar staff are friendly but not available to take away. REFUNDS POLICY: sorry, but we cannot guarantee refunds. We will attempt to sell on your "spare" ticket and give you the money. For more information & links to the bands in action, please email WoodandWireFestivals@Gmail.com or even better why not follow the facebook page - Wood&WireFestivals. Or visit the York House website: www.york-house.org.uk

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The Travelling Band

on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Close Your Eyes and Count To Ten - A celebration of ten years of The Travelling Band and Sideways Saloon A decade has passed since The Travelling Band's formative 2006 recording sessions in Brooklyn. Those sessions laid the foundations of the band's debut album Under the Pavement and set the band on the road to creating their own label, Sideways Saloon. To celebrate the landmark, TTB embark on a their first UK headline tour for two years, and will be releasing their first new music since the 2014 album The Big Defreeze. The Close Your Eyes and Count to Ten tour sees The Travelling Band playing shows all around the UK. Far from being a nostalgic look back at the last ten years, the tour marks a line in the sand after the departure of original guitarist Steve 'Mugger' Mullen, with the band looking forward to the release of their fourth album next year. 2016 has already seen TTB tour all over Europe supporting US country/rock star Lissie, including sold out shows at The Forum as well as huge theatres in Germany and Norway. They have been doubling up as Lissie's live band, playing summer festivals across the continent. It's also been a landmark year for Sideways Saloon, with the acclaimed release of The Valley of Yessiree, the debut album from Canadian-born, London-resident maverick A. Dyjecinski, who will be special guest on the tour. LINKS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetravellingband Twitter: https://twitter.com/travellingband Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetravellingband Youtube: http://youtube.com/thetravellingband Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/thetravellingband Official website: http://thetravellingband.co.uk

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Ashley Hutchings: From Psychedelia To Sonnets

on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 at Kenilworth The Tree House Bookshop 7:45pm

Folk legend Ashley Hutchings (Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, The Albion Band) is touring with his show that combines music and the spoken word. With his long career in English folk music, involved in the foundation of folk rock and still very involved with supporting emerging musicians as well as creating his own music and poetry, he is fascinating company and always worth listening to. We are thrilled to have him at the Tree House, accompanied by musician Ruth Angell, who recently played violin with Rufus Wainwright at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. A very special evening!

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From Psychedelia To Sonnets - A Life In Words And Music - The Remarkable Journey Of Ashley Hutchings

on Sun, 23 Oct 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Ashley Hutchings is renowned as the founder of Fairport Convention and other successful folk rock bands including Steeleye Span and the Albion Band . What is less well known about Ashley is his talent as a wordsmith. In 2014 he published his first book 'Words Words Words' a personal selection of song lyrics, poems, sonnets and other writings that both span his entire career - and tell his story. An evening in Ashley's company is an opportunity to listen to him tell the stories behind his writings, add detail to the history of the bands he has created and describe some of the many projects he has brought to fruition. To set the scene for some of the stories, Ashley has invited talented singer / multi-instrumentalist Ruth Angell to create an atmospheric background. She will also read the female parts of several of the pieces that Ashley will talk about and accompany him on acoustic guitar, violin and harmonium on others.

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Blind Boy Paxton

on Sun, 23 Oct 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Solasta

on Sun, 23 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Solasta are an outstanding new folk ensemble who are fast building a name for themselves on the back of their inventive arrangements, unique sound and exhilarating live performances. Comprised of award-winning fiddler Elisabeth Flett, cellist Hannah Thomas and guitarist Jamie Leeming, their dynamic interpretations of Celtic based material are rooted firmly in tradition, whilst incorporating elements from diverse musical worlds including classical, jazz and early music. Notable performances include closing the 2016 Cecil Sharp Fiddle Convention, Celtic Connections Festival (supporting Mairearad & Anna), and The Wighton Centre, as well as being interviewed/performing live on Resonance FM, and featuring on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast in the USA.

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Lotte Mullan + Charlie Dore + Jinder

on Sun, 23 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A very special songwriters night featuring three critically acclaimed troubadours - Lotte Mullan, Charlie Dore and Jinder - who will be sharing the stage to play 'In the round' Nashville style. They will share the stories behind the songs and collaborate in what is set to be a spine tingling evening of acoustic music from three of the UK's finest singer-songwriters. LOTTE MULLAN: Exquisite Guardian Say hi to Suffolk's Joni Mitchell' Q A young Loretta Lynn The Telegraph Veers engagingly between Laura Marling vulnerability and the tender end of pop Mojo Sublime, Haunting and Beautiful BBC 6 Music The British music press raved about Lotte Mullan's self released debut album 'Plain Jane' christening her Alt-folk sound 'Anglicana'. Dubbed as the female Bob Dylan Lotte has buillt a dedicated following with her intimate story telling songs; she spent two years on the road touring solo before packing her bags and heading to Nashville to make an album with country rockers Band Of Horses. The first single 'I Hope It Breaks Your Heart' immediately trended on Folk Radio's Soundcloud, hitting over 80k streams and was played on BBC Radio 2 and 6 music. Fiercely DIY, Mullan turned down a major label deal with Warners and runs her own label Raindog Records. A blog she was writing about her misadventures in the music business was snapped up for a book and film deal by Elton John's Rocket Pictures and Ridley Scott Productions used four of Lotte's songs to soundtrack their latest short film 'Kismet Diner'. The film has had over 3 million hits on Youtube and won first prize at Manhattan Short film festival. CHARLIE DORE: 'A gift for melody, brave, poignant, entertaining, original ' Guardian ★★★★ 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 also includes acting in film, TV & radio, writing for radio and composition for film & TV 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. Her song Strut reached No 4 for Sheena Easton in the US, while her own single Pilot of the Airwaves reached No 11. She starred opposite Jonathan Pryce in the award-winning film 'The Ploughman's Lunch', worked in theatre, fringe and West End, radio with Eric Idle and co-founded and performed at comedy-impro venue The Hurricane Club for seven years, working alongside many comedy icons including Bill Bailey, Harry Hill and Robin Williams. Charlie released her 8th album, Milk Roulette in 2014 and is currently writing & recording her 9th and touring across the UK. 'Beautific of voice, fragrant of melody and lyrically fearless' MOJO ★★★★ JINDER: Jinder is an artist most often described as "the songwriter's songwriter". Despite two major label record deals, he has plied his trade in relative obscurity for 18yrs, scattering his jewelled songcraft over nine artfully constructed albums. His work has a strong cult following and is adored by those in the know, often drawing comparisons with fellow shadow-dwelling denizens such as Bill Fay and Townes Van Zandt. 2015's exquisite 'Traditional Dark' LP is a deeply personal yet ethereal work, walking a faintly etched line between acoustic sadcore and alternative country/folk.

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David Rovics At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 23 Oct 2016 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

David is one of the most fierce and powerful political songwriters in the world. Based in Portland, Oregon he travels the globe playing for audiences large and small at cafes, pubs, universities, churches, union halls and protest rallies. He will make you laugh, he will make you cry, he will make the revolution irresistible. A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Emily Barker

on Sun, 23 Oct 2016 at Kenilworth The Tree House Bookshop 7:45pm

Emily Barker came to everyone's attention as the singer of the British version of Wallander on TV. Since then she has done all sorts of things with all sorts of people, including performing at the opening ceremony for the London Olympic Games in 2012 and most recently recording a record at the legendary Sam Phillips studio in Memphis, where, amongst other things, the career of Elvis was launched. She is a fabulous singer, writer of beautiful songs, and a lovely person - this intimate unamplified solo show will be something very special.

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Eric Taylor - From Usa - European Tour

on Sun, 23 Oct 2016 at Hope Old Hall Hotel - tea rooms 7:30pm

Eric Taylor is a master storyteller and has been one of the finest southern songwriters for the last four decades. Influencing such well-known artists as Nanci Griffith, Lyle Lovett (both of whom have covered several of his songs) and Steve Earle, Taylor tours extensively throughout North America and Europe. He has appeared on Austin City Limits, Late Night With David Letterman, NPR's "Morning Edition" and "Mountain Stage" and BBC Radio. A mesmerizing performer whose shows will leave you wanting more. WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT ERIC TAYLOR "Taylor may sing of the past, of bar rooms and hay fields and even Johnny Cash, but his characters want the same things we do. They want love and redemption. They want some fun and happiness. They want respect and sometimes even a little vengeance. Taylor's people are just like us, it's just that their tales are exquisitely told." Al Kaufman, Atlanta Music Guide "I'm always the opening act when I'm around Eric. I love his voice, and he has a great narrative quality and sense of detail. He sort of takes you out of your own reality and into the reality of his songs. It's good writing no matter how you cut it." Lyle Lovett "He's the real deal. Eric Taylor was one of my heroes and teachers when I started playing around Houston in the early 1970s." Steve Earle "If you have yet to experience an Eric Taylor concert, if you love the sort of songwriting that changes your perspective while enthralling to the point of making you forget to breathe, if you love storytelling that is never predictable or derivative and akin to the best fiction-writing, if you love guitar work that is never flashy but always brilliant, if you love discovering an artist that is singularly of his own mold, then Eric Taylor is your man. Denise Williams, Hillbilly Haiku House Concerts "Taylor's songs read like novels snipped to their essence. They side-step classification and yet compel rapt attention. They summon grit to the point of beauty. Likewise, Taylor's music bears imprints of a style for which no official genre exists. Tom Netherland, Bristol Herald Courier "I discovered Taylor last January when he visited Tallahassee for a house concert with David Webb, a former Tallahassee keyboardist who now lives in Austin, Texas. Webb convinced me to attend and I became an instant convert after listening to Taylor's tales about knife-throwers, circus performers, train crashes, whooping cranes, midgets, Hollywood washouts, Beat literature icon Dean Moriarty and people who've been knocked around by life. Taylor's wistful songs are really just perfectly condensed short stories set to music. The man is a true master." Mark Hinson, Tallahassee Democrat "Eric Taylor came on the stage at the Maze in Nottingham without any ceremony. He started a little blues riff on his blond acoustic guitar (a beautiful-sounding, handmade 'Ross-Kinscherff'). He played for his audience but never to the crowd. He didn't look for cliched climaxes or manufactured endings. It was always an intimate gig, a reflective affair, an evening for devoteesI went with a couple of players, guys who know the mysteries of dadgad, who understand a little about the merits of a B string dropped down to A and the quiet craft of a good song well written. They stood either side of me and looked mean if they thought I was going to be critical in any way. They kept pointing out things, making sure I understood; they wanted the man looked after. Eric Taylor seems to inspire that sort of devotion, that sort of affection, that sort of regard; like he is an endangered species maybe he is." Maverick magazine (UK) "Eric Taylor is one of the few artists I've ever seen with a greatness that wreathes about him as he takes the stage, no matter what size the venue. An audience instinctively knows to shut up and pay attention. This is a man who takes the art of songwriting and the art of performance seriously. And, at the end of the set, the audience will have been transported some place and back again. Eric taylor doesn't just make you feel the sun and taste the dust of Texas, he takes you places and puts you inside people's minds. From prison inmates trying to fathom the jumble of their lives to little kids watching their family implode, Eric Taylor makes it real. Aspiring and accomplished songwriters leave Eric Taylor shows shaking their heads with awe. And well they should." Charlie Hunter, Flying Under Radar Productions info: www.folkandblues.club

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Alma

on Mon, 24 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

Alma brings together award winning fiddlers John Dipper (English Acoustic Collective) and Emily Askew (Askew Sisters) with guitarist and tambura player Adrian Lever (Arhai). Inspired by fiddle traditions from England and across the world, at the heart of Alma's music is the joyful sound of fiddles playing in harmony. Each member of Alma brings their own individual style and influences to the band. This includes John's work with Chris Wood in the English Acoustic Collective and groundbreaking string quartet Methera, Emily's extensive experience in early music (playing with The Dufay Collective, Shakespeare's Globe and at Glyndebourne), and Adrian's knowledge of Eastern European music developed through his highly acclaimed work with Arhai and Horses Brawl. Alma's unique approach to the gems of each tradition result in beautiful and exciting new arrangements, that tantalise and excite the audience. A favourite of the discerning Folk-on-Monday audience, these top-notch musicians form a lively fusion of dazzling fiddle brilliance, highly recommended!"

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Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

on Mon, 24 Oct 2016 at Salford The Eagle Inn 7:30pm

Named Best Duo at the 2015 BBC Folk Awards, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker have risen from the London acoustic circuit to become the most acclaimed new artists on the English folk scene. Their music is characterised by lush chamber ensemble orchestrations and Ben's intricately expressive guitar style, centred on Josienne's exquisite and emotionally affecting voice. Her often devastatingly sad lyrics and the death-laden nature of the traditional songs they interpret are contrasted by a self-deprecating humour that's delighted audiences wherever they've performed, be that on the main stages of the world famous Cambridge Folk Festival or the prestigious Purcell Rooms on the Southbank. They cite Sandy Denny, June Tabor and Nic Jones as influences but theirs is a captivating sound that's all their own. Their most recent album Nothing Can Bring Back The Hour deservedly received five star reviews across the board. The music of Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker is a rare and precious thing. 'Clarke and Walker stand out due to their originalityimpressive stuff' The Guardian

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Pete Coe

on Mon, 24 Oct 2016 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Pete Coe

on Mon, 24 Oct 2016 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Wille & The Bandits

on Tue, 25 Oct 2016 at Chelmsford The Bassment Club 8:00pm

We are very happy to welcome our good friends back to play in Chelmsford for us Wille and the Bandits are favourites of us all here at Blues in the City and we advise you to get your tickets early as this show wea are sure will be a sell out.

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Coope, Boyes & Simpson

on Tue, 25 Oct 2016 at Leicester The Guildhall 7:15pm

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Presents Cherry White + Linda Em + Tom Ivey Band

on Tue, 25 Oct 2016 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

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Bryan Rooney & Pete Quinn

on Tue, 25 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Part of the 18th Return to Camden Town Festival www.returntocamden.org We are delighted to feature the great Leitrim fiddle player, Bryan Rooney in concert. Bryan was named Musician of the Year in the 2012 TG4 (National Irish TV) Gradam Ceoil Awards. He has lived in London since the late 1960s and is recognised as one of the master fiddlers of his generation. His now classic album, The Godfather, was released in 1999 and was followed in 2002 by Leitrim to London. Bryan's most recent recording, At Complete Ease, an album of duets with the great John Carty, was released in 2011. The hugely popular documentary An Godfather about Bryan's personal and musical journey so far was aired on national Irish TV for the first time in 2014. One of Ireland's leading traditional Irish flute players, Mick Mulvey has established a reputation for good hearty traditional music in the North Connacht style. His musical and ancestral roots are firmly anchored in Leitrim and Galway. Since returning from London in 2006, he has enjoyed something of a renaissance in his music. He has released two solo albums to great critical acclaim Within an Mile O' Jamestown and Bridging the Gap. Mick was a member of the Moylurgh Céilí Band when they became All Ireland Champions in 2013. Both musicians will be accompanied by Pete Quinn on piano. From Liverpool, Pete's performing experience extends from John Cage at the Barbican through jazz fusion at Ronnie Scott's to traditional Irish music at the BBC Proms. Formerly with The London Lasses, he has performed with some of the greats of traditional Irish music, has appeared on numerous recordings and is due to record with his new 4 piece, Artisan Row this year.

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Marisa Anderson + Laura Cannell

on Tue, 25 Oct 2016 at London The Forge, Camden 7:00pm

In collaboration with Caught by the River.

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Tue, 25 Oct 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

We are delighted to welcome back Belinda and Heidi to The Greystones following their phenomenal debut with two sold-out shows with 'Coven' earlier this year. This will be a fantastic evening in support of their new album Shadows Shadows is the new album from 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo); O'Hooley & Tidow. It is the follow up to groundbreaking album The Hum, which earned them a place in Mojo's Top Ten Folk Albums of 2014, a nomination for Best Duo in last year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, a Top of the World album selection in Songlines Magazine, a five star live review and feature in The Guardian, and an invite to perform at Glastonbury by Billy Bragg.  In between, the duo took time out to self-record and produce Summat's Brewin'; an album that celebrates the 'spirit of the small' whilst exploring the nation's fascination with alcohol, released on their own micro label Hum Records. Walking away from the tried and tested route of a two yearly major record release to self-release a concept album may have seemed a foolish move for a band that were courting so much attention from the national press and BBC Radio 2 and 6. However, for Belinda and Heidi, it was an invaluable opportunity to move into the shadows for a time and explore an alternative path of repose, reflection, listening and sharing, culminating in Shadows.  Shadows conveys the vast expanse of human emotion, from tenderness to sensual melancholy, boundless joy and hope to anger and grief, from dogged determination and grit to the disturbing and deeply unsettling. Under careful consideration are those who live their lives in the dark, whilst others are gently lifted out of the dusk, from Belinda and Heidi's own, deeply personal shadows, to the crimes committed behind closed doors. Made in England shines a light on the contradictions embodied by groups such as UKIP and BNP; where immigration is seen as dangerous and should be halted and Britain should definitely leave the EU, whilst their members devour curries, kebabs and pints of European lager. Oh, the irony. The track also features a special guest vocal from performer and activist; Grace Petrie, with backing vocals by Lady Maisery. Accompanying the duo on Shadows is a selection of highly expressive, sensitive musicians; Pete Flood (Bellowhead) contributes drums, percussion and sampled bicycle sounds, Michele Stodart (Magic Numbers) provides warm, lyrical electric guitar, bass and ebow, while Andy Seward (Kate Rusby Band) offers beautifully fluid double bass lines, Jude Abbott (Chumbawamba) adds sprinkles of trumpet and flugelhorn alongside the deceptively simple, stirring viola playing of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Rowan Rheingans (Lady Maisery). Not to be missed!! * * * * * - The Guardian 'Formidably brilliant.' - Independent 'Brave, beautiful and full of love.' - Martin Simpson 'In the leading ranks of the new wave of folk music aristocracy.' - Tom Robinson, 6 Music Tickets are available from the venue 12-6pm daily

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Birlinn Jiarg

on Tue, 25 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ----------------------------------------------- Birlinn Jiarg was brought together by multi-instrumentalist Beccy Hurst to perform the traditional Manx music she grew up with as well as her own compositions. Having performed with various Manx bands and dance teams over the years, Beccy moved to England to study on the Folk Degree at Newcastle University. At the center of Birlinn Jiarg's sound is the combination of Beccy's whistle and concertina playing and the clarinet and flute of Freya Rae (Freya Rae and Louis Bingham, Tom Kitching Band). The unusual combination of low whistle and clarinet was what originally inspired the band's formation and sets Birlinn Jiarg's sound apart from more traditional line-ups. Having performed in a duo with Beccy for a few years, Scottish guitarist and bouzouki player Alasdair Paul (Pons Aelius, Kimber/Paul) was a natural choice for Birlinn Jiarg. Completing the quartet's line-up is bodhránist Callum Younger (Pons Aelius, Trio FCT). Callum and Alasdair have worked together on a variety of projects and their inventive and powerful accompaniment provides a great platform for Beccy's and Freya's melodic interplay.

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Cath & Phil Tyler

on Tue, 25 Oct 2016 at Cambridge The Blue Moon 8:00pm

CATH & PHIL TYLER Cath & Phil Tyler play Anglo-American folk music using guitar, banjo, voice and fiddle. Cath was a member of the band Cordelia's Dad in the 1990s when she lived in Massachusetts, USA. Phil, from Newcastle upon Tyne has played in various folk, rock and ceilidh bands for many years. Coming together musically through a shared love of traditional narrative song, full voiced sacred harp singing and sparse mountain banjo, they take a simple and elegant approach to making folk music. Their fresh approach to balladry, reworking and reinventing old works from both sides of the Atlantic, makes them essential peers to luminaries such as Alasdair Roberts, Michael Chapman, and Gillian Welch. http://cathandphiltyler.tumblr.com/ HARPOON GROUP Harpoon Group is the alias of Dead Rat Orchestra member Robin Alderton, a sometime sound artist, musician, and fine artist who can be found surrounded by antiquated audio technology: dansettes spinning dubplates, reel to reel recorders flailing, clicking dictaphones, overdubbed cassettes and bust samplers. He creates shifting textural compositions out of field recordings, found sounds and the technology itself, considering the process a form of collage. His performances resonate with ideas of sound recording technology, nostalgia, memory and place - the processes of deterioration, and of the failure of (or grasp for) memory.

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Crh Music Presents An Evening With Simone Felice

on Tue, 25 Oct 2016 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

Simone Felice is a founding member of internationally acclaimed Catskill Mountain based artists The Felice Brothers, whose early seminal albums remain some of the most influential works of this century's indie-folk revival. Simone has been widely hailed as one of the most gifted songwriter poets of his generation and has recently co-written and produced Bat For Lashes critically acclaimed concept album The Bride, as well as the #1 worldwide hit Cleopatra album by The Lumineers. Join him for his One Man Show, premiering new songs and reimagining classics, in a select handful of intimate setting this Autumn.

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Ukulele Magic And Mayhem

on Tue, 25 Oct 2016 at Lyme Regis Marine Theatre 7:00pm

A spectacular evening of variety, delivered at high pace by some of the country's (and beyond) finest! Compared by Mike Hind AKA Uncle Elvis, the evening will feature the mesmerising skills of Magicians Tim Smithies and Andy Webster, the wonderful Bluesy tones of Dead Man's Uke, a ukulele and bass combo that plays blues, Americana, old and new covers and Feckless, Fuddle and the Prince, a Ukulele trio, performing folk, rock, classical and comedy in their own quirky way!

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Ukulele Magic And Mayhem

on Tue, 25 Oct 2016 at Lyme Regis Marine Theatre 7:00pm

A spectacular evening of variety, delivered at high pace by some of the country's (and beyond) finest! Compared by Mike Hind AKA Uncle Elvis, the evening will feature the mesmerising skills of Magicians Tim Smithies and Andy Webster, the wonderful Bluesy tones of Dead Man's Uke, a ukulele and bass combo that plays blues, Americana, old and new covers and Feckless, Fuddle and the Prince, a Ukulele trio, performing folk, rock, classical and comedy in their own quirky way!

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Stick In The Wheel

on Wed, 26 Oct 2016 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn 7:30pm

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Erin Rae & The Meanwhiles

on Wed, 26 Oct 2016 at Portsmouth The Square Tower 7:00pm

Exclusive House Concert in the beautiful upstairs room of The Square Tower Broad Street Old Portsmouth Hants PO1 2JE Limited strictly to 40 people only! Only our second house concert of the year, but we're simply thrilled honey to be able to present the ridiculously talented Nashville singer / songwriter Erin Rae in one of our rare and always special intimate shows in the lovely upstairs room of the Square Tower. If you've never been to one of these before, then you really are in for a treat, as we limit numbers to 40, you'll be up close and personal with the artist and it's an amazing chance to hear the songs as they were originally conceived. Tickets for these shows normally sell very quickly, so of course we'd always recommend that you get your tickets early! It's simply beautiful! Somewhere between the folk/pop that has emerged from Nashville and across the pond with London's 'new-folk' scene and a classic Americana sound.. 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. Erin Rae has one of those languid, honey-soaked voices that feels much older than its years and wouldn't feel at all out of place among the ladies of Laurel Canyon, if she hadn't been born 40 years too late. In terms of contemporaries Rae could be likened to Laura Marling and, on the male side, Andrew Combs. That's some pretty good company right there! (Bluegrass Station)   Erin and company recorded their full-length debut, Soon Enough, during an inspired two days in west Nashville. The group played live, tracking their parts together to capture the spirit of their concerts. There was no studio wizardry, no click track, no digital enhancement. Instead, the album which Erin co-produced with Michael Rinne, Rodney Crowell's touring bassist serves as a gorgeous, no-frills Polaroid of Erin Rae and Meanwhiles' sound, a sound they've been sharpening ever since the release of the Crazy Talk EP in 2010.   During the five years that separate CrazyTalk from Soon Enough, a lot of life was lived. Erin's songs tackle all of it: the changes, challenges and celebrations that come with a life dedicated to art. There are songs that deal with mental illness. Songs that deal with the importance of staying present. Songs inspired by childhood, adulthood and all the lovers and co-conspirators you meet in between. The present wouldn't be possible without the past. Released in September 2015, Soon Enough bridges the gap between the two, taking its inspiration from both places. This is new music for old souls. With a voice that swoons and soothes, Erin Rae makes smooth-edged music. 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 (Rolling Stone, Americana Music Fest Must See Acts)

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False Lights

on Wed, 26 Oct 2016 at Biddulph Town Hall 7:30pm

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Coope, Boyes And Simpson

on Wed, 26 Oct 2016 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Inlay

on Wed, 26 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Folklore presents..... Inlay + support Offering something for all tastes in folk, Inlay are a forward thinking quartet based in Norwich. With the aid of fiddle, banjo, guitar and accordion they blend traditional material with self-penned compositions. Inlay have been delighting audiences at venues across the UK as well as regular appearances at some of the country's leading Folk festivals. We are currently looking to fill some dates in early April 2016 and are booking up for dates in the summer and October 2016. Inlay is a very impressive debut album with a visionary take on what folk music can be and where it might go. ~ R2 - Rock 'n' Reel ★★★★ Something for the traditionalist, something for the modernist - and something for you. ~ Bright Young Folk Forward thinking four piece produce a full bodied sound for their energetic and enterprising own compositions that preserve traditional influences within a fluid, evolving musical landscape. ~ fRoots Touching and rather beautiful modern folk. ~ Timeout

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Furnace Mountain

on Thu, 27 Oct 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Furnace Mountain (ethno-Appalachian roots music from Virginia) are Aimee Curl (vocals & double bass); Morgan Morrison (vocals, bouzouki & guitar); David Van Deventer - a.k.a. Fiddlin' Dave (fiddle) and Danny Knicely (mandolin). "Gorgeous" (Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2); "Furnace Mountain are a truly exceptional group and deserve to be in the upper tier of American roots groups" (Rachel Devine, Rock and Reel (R2) Magazine). "First Class!" (fRoots magazine). See http://www.furnacemountain.com/ - Doors open 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Furnace Mountain

on Thu, 27 Oct 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Furnace Mountain (ethno-Appalachian roots music from Virginia) are Aimee Curl (vocals & double bass); Morgan Morrison (vocals, bouzouki & guitar); David Van Deventer - a.k.a. Fiddlin' Dave (fiddle) and Danny Knicely (mandolin). "Gorgeous" (Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2); "Furnace Mountain are a truly exceptional group and deserve to be in the upper tier of American roots groups" (Rachel Devine, Rock and Reel (R2) Magazine). "First Class!" (fRoots magazine). See http://www.furnacemountain.com/ - Doors open 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Phillip Henry And Hannah Martin Duo

on Thu, 27 Oct 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Winners of 2014's BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Duo, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, have come a long way on their journey. In 2009, Phillip, one of the UK's finest slide guitarists and harmonica players, moved into a tent in south Devon. He had just returned from studying Indian classical guitar in Calcutta with world expert Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya. He had his tent, his car, and a five year plan to earn a living through his music. Playing in alt-folk outfit The Roots Union, he met Devonian fiddle-singer Hannah Martin, and the pair instantly recognised a very powerful musical connection. When the band ended, they continued as a duo, playing all over the country, from Glastonbury festival to busking sessions on the seafront at Sidmouth Folk Week. It was during one of these busking stints that they were spotted in an encounter with Steve Knightley (Show Of Hands) that now goes down in folk legend. Recognising the potential of Henry and Martin's partnership, Knightley invited them to accompany Show Of Hands on a nationwide tour, culminating with a show at the Royal Albert Hall at Easter 2012. The pair's first album, Singing The Bones, was released in 2011 to warm praise, "I was completely knocked out by this duo...just a terrific album...absolutely great, wonderful" (BBC Radio Two). Constant touring followed, including an Arts Council funded tour of south west arts centres in autumn 2012. The duo went on to win "Best Folk Act" at the 2012 South West Music Awards, and began 2013 by being voted "Best Duo" by the public at the Spiral Awards. Their second studio album, Mynd, was released to great acclaim in September 2013, appearing in end of year best-ofs for The Guardian, The Telegraph, fRoots Critics Poll, Mark Radcliffe's Radio Two Top Ten, and Songlines. They were voted Best Duo at the Radio Two Folk Awards almost exactly five years since Phillip sat in his tent and made his five year plan! The last 18 months have been their busiest to date. They recorded a concert, Live In Calstock, to make a record of their sound during these initial years; the resulting album once again went down a storm with the critics, "utterly inspired and magnificent" (Spiral Earth). They toured with folk legend Seth Lakeman. They attended Folk Alliance in Kansas City, and bookings for Canada and Australia in 2016 swiftly followed. As well as around 130 UK dates, they have also played in South Africa, France, Norway, Japan, The Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium during this period. Watershed, Henry and Martin's keenly anticipated third studio album, is their most emotionally charged, personal and pertinent work to date. A collection of 12 inspired original songs and tunes, recorded live with The Watershed Band in Devon's Blackdown Hills, it centres around the idea of turning points. Moving away from the historical figures and events that peopled their highly acclaimed previous album Mynd they explore the idea of a modern folk tale - drawing on personal experience to create edgier, grittier material whilst retaining an 'everyman' empathy. Kith and kin inspire many of the tracks, from foundlings to mill workers, all bonded by a theme of split second decisions and forked paths that shape sliding door destinies. The alchemy of Martin's ever evocative songwriting, fiddle and banjo playing and the much extolled skills of Henry on dobro, harmonica and lap steel fuse into a wholly distinctive world sound - songs of lament, tunes of hope, and totally unpredictable twist and turn music, burgeoning with deft double bass from Matt Downer (Jamie Smith's Mabon) and the textured percussion of James Taylor. A mesmerising release to further endorse the reputation of a duo who have deservedly gained a rapid and sure foothold in the higher echelons of the roots genre. "Subtle, atmospheric... Bravely original" - Robin Denselow, The Guardian **** "Keen, curious and concerned intellects are at work here. Hannah Martin is an enthralling singer; Phillip Henry plays all manner of guitars and the harmonica, terrifically." - Julian May, Songlines ***** Top of the World album "Rich and complex - there is something of June Tabor about Hannah's vocal performance - a voice that is strong and flexible and which, coupled with Phillip's instrumental virtuosity, suggests we're hearing stars of the future" - Dai Jeffries, R2 **** "This duo has a combination of virtuosity, intensity and charisma that merits a slot on much bigger stages" John L. Walters, The Guardian "An imaginative and innovative album - songs that linger in the memory held together by the fine musicianship of Henry and Martin. Strong and original - an unusual treat" - Martin Chilton, Daily Telegraph **** www.philliphenryandhannahmartin.co.uk

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Merry Hell At The Miller

on Thu, 27 Oct 2016 at London The Miller 7:30pm

Merry Hell return to The Miller, playing a big selection of existing favourites and songs from the upcoming NEW ALBUM.

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Steve Forbert

on Thu, 27 Oct 2016 at London Nell's Jazz and Blues 7:00pm

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Brooke Sharkey 'wandering Heart' Album Launch

on Thu, 27 Oct 2016 at London Jazz Café 7:00pm

London singer/songwriter Brooke Sharkey launches her new album 'Wandering heart' written in French and English. Introspective songs adorned with emotional vocals and sliding instruments and unique rhythms create a tense air of melancholy that few others can master so simply and so elegantly. 'She's sure to stop you in your tracksReally is so beautiful' Radio 6 - Mary Anne Hobbs

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Brooke Sharkey 'wandering Heart' Album Launch

on Thu, 27 Oct 2016 at London Jazz Café 7:00pm

London singer/songwriter Brooke Sharkey launches her new album 'Wandering heart' written in French and English. Introspective songs adorned with emotional vocals and sliding instruments and unique rhythms create a tense air of melancholy that few others can master so simply and so elegantly. 'She's sure to stop you in your tracksReally is so beautiful' Radio 6 - Mary Anne Hobbs

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Rob Corcoran & The Necessary Evils + Kelley Mcrae

on Thu, 27 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Rob Corcoran and the Necessary Evils is a coming-together of Irish troubadour Rob Corcoran's 'heartfelt' songs energised and enriched by his alt-country super-group, The Necessary Evils, whose members include Lyle Zimmerman (Bouzouki, Mandolin) Basia Bartz (Violin) Jamie Shaw (Drums) and Anna Robinson (Bass and backing vocals). Steeped in the influence of American folk and roots music, served up with his own Dublin turn of phrase. I implore you check him out, don't let me down, because this guy is rather special. Americana UK 9/10 "From the moment he steps on stage, Corcoran perspires authenticity in that fluent way that a hundred record execs have tried and failed to manufacture". Anne Frankenstein: Resonance FM (UK) ----- Kelley McRae grew up in Mississippi but called Brooklyn home for years before teaming up with guitarist Matt Castelein in 2011, when the husband and wife duo traded in their NYC apartment for a VW camper van and hit the road full time. Thousands of miles and hundreds of shows later, they have toured coast to coast in the US, played to packed rooms across Europe, sold-out the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, and continue to build a passionate and dedicated following on the strength of their live performances. Drawing comparisons to Lucinda Williams and Gillian Welch, the duo's music is wide ranging - comprising haunting ballads, tender love songs, and energetic guitar driven songs full of hope. The legendary German film director Wim Wenders told the San Francisco Chronicle that Kelley's songs move him to tears. BBC Radio host and tastemaker Bob Harris calls the songs 'brilliant.' Paste Magazine's 4 Star review raves that Kelley moves effortlessly from the mournful tones of the plantation to the celebratory swing of the saloon, from songs of loss and decay to hymns of love and grace. Her new album, The Wayside, released April 7th, 2016, explores the rugged, unfolding experience of life on the road. McRae's vision is completed by co-writer, guitarist and husband Matt Castelein, whose distinctive guitar work and vocal harmonies add nuance and energy to the album.

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Lady Maisery Cd Launch

on Thu, 27 Oct 2016 at London The Bedford 7:30pm

In an English folk scene currently bursting with bold and innovative folk music, vocal trio Lady Maisery shine brightly. With their unique approach to harmony singing and thoughtful and striking arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions, Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan Rheingans harness and celebrate their united voice. Whether unearthing a feminist twist hidden in a traditional tale, delivering a poignant anti-war ballad, or showcasing their immense multi-instrumental talents in original compositions that draw on a myriad of musical influences, Lady Maisery are skilful explorers of the power, beauty and vitality of song. Over the last five years, the trio have toured widely, performing sell-out shows across the UK and Europe. Underpinning every performance are Lady Maisery's distinctive harmonies: sometimes lush and rich, sometimes dark and invigorating, they intertwine with assured precision. The trio are also one of the foremost English proponents of mouth music, or diddling once common in England, and still found across parts of southern and northern Europe, this form of singing without words is a perfect showcase for their sheer musicality. Each also an accomplished instrumentalist, many songs are expertly accompanied by a rich tapestry of Rowan's fiddle, banjo and bansitar, Hazel's harp and concertina and Hannah's accordion and foot percussion. Since the release of their debut album in 2011, 'Weave and Spin' (named Album of the Week by the Independent newspaper), Lady Maisery have attracted substantial attention, including being nominated for the Horizon Award at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and regularly appearing live on national radio. Their second album 'Mayday' (2013), a darker and more politically coloured record, cemented their growing reputation as a truly unique band on the English folk scene, with five star reviews from the likes of The Financial Times newspaper, music critics called it an album full of ideas, purpose and urgencypowerful, enthralling work (Songlines). Their hotly anticipated third album will be released in Summer 2016. Lady Maisery's members are all highly respected performers in their own right: Hannah James is currently touring her first solo show 'Jigdoll' and also plays in folk legend Maddy Prior's trio '3 for Joy'; Rowan Rheingans is half of the critically acclaimed duo The Rheingans Sisters and also plays with BBC Folk Singer of the Year Nancy Kerr's Sweet Visitor Band; and Hazel Askew is well known as a musician and singer in award winning duo Askew Sisters and the early music group The Artisans. All three are also key members of the English/Scottish supergroup 'Songs of Separation' whose debut album and stunning premiere at Celtic Connections festival pushed them straight into the indie album charts top 20 in January 2016 - a very rare accolade British folk!

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Mawkin @ Jericho Tavern

on Thu, 27 Oct 2016 at Oxford Jericho Tavern 7:30pm

In 2015 Mawkin delivered their self-produced and critically acclaimed album 'The Ties That Bind'. Their 'unapologetically energetic' approach and DIY ethic surprised critics, fans and welcomed new audience members describing them as a 'modern day Fairport'. With a host of rebel rousing folk songs and instrumentals the band modernise traditional folk material with their own touch and have since excited audiences with their artillery of loud, boisterous, foot stomping live sets. Critics of the album suggested that Mawkin might fill the 'Bellowhead shaped hole' so it seemed only natural to support them on their farewell tour of 2016 amongst a flurry of key festivals and UK tour dates. The band members have a wealth of other musical experience between them with brothers David and James's involvement with Eliza Carthy and Norma Waterson, Jim Moray, Topette!, and the two providing stand-in support for members of Bellowhead. Nick Cooke is Kate Rusby and False Lights' melodeon player, is a professional mastering engineer and has worked with some of the most iconic producers in our lifetime. Lee Richardson, who's former background was in dance music, is an award winning producer of TV, advertising and trailer music. The band's line-up is: James Delarre: Vocals, Violin David Delarre: Vocals, Guitar Nick Cooke: Melodeon Danny Crump: Bass Lee Richardson: Drums 'Masculine, Muscular Folk Quintet' - The Independent 'A Gutsy re-working of Traditional Songs' - The Guardian 'Unconditionally Mighty' - MOJO 'Invigorating, Highly Inventive' Q Magazine 'Unapologetically Energetic' Songlines Magazine 'A wholly edgier version of folk' - Cambridge News

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