Jess Morgan

on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette Doors open 7.00pm

Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TKwJHHa0lRc Website - http://www.jessmorgan.co.uk/ Tickets £10 in advance or £12 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Mix of seating (limited) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We now have an drinks licence. Real ales,lagers wines. ciders and spirits will be served along with OCC Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course soft drinks. Press for Jess Gorgeous country folk' The Guardian 'Simply stunning' Folk Radio UK 'Beautifully crafted original songs ' Fish records 'Vivid original imagerya treat' fROOTS Mag 'A dynamic new singer-songwriter' R2 Mag ' Every so often you come across a little gem like this! ' - Steve Lamacq , BBC Radio 2 Biography Jess Morgan writes songs that tell stories about women and men, life and death, work and play; the adventures of the real and the imaginary sure to make you laugh and cry. Jess is a singer-songwriter who is steadily building a name for herself in roots and folk music at home and away. Accompanied by acoustic guitar Jess's style has been likened to that of the classic names of the 1970s but with her own easily distinguishable voice. Songs are peppered with influence from British Folk music as well as country, folk and blues from across the Atlantic. Recorded with musical friends and collaborators in Bergen, Norway, Jess self-released her debut album, 'All Swell', to notable acclaim in 2010. Funded by Fans and the centrepiece of a Pledge Music Campaign, Jess released her second album 'Aye Me' in the Spring of 2012. 'Aye Me' was quickly championed by BBC Radio 2's Steve Lamacq, Folk Radio UK and BBC Wales's Frank Hennessey. The album's launch was celebrated with a sold out show in Jess's home-town of Norwich and was backed up by a UK headline tour and a support tour with Paper Aeroplanes. In March 2013 Jess will release her 'Richer Thinner Smarter' EP which is a collection of songs recorded live in a one-mic-one-take fashion at locations close to her home in east Norfolk. The EP will showcase 4 new tracks and 3 new and raw recordings of favourite tracks from 'Aye Me.' Jess has earned her place supporting the likes of First Aid Kit, The Urban Folk Quartet, Teddy Thompson, Chris Wood, Lau and Megson and well as playing at clubs and venues up and down the UK. Extensive touring outside the UK has seen Jess gain an international fanbase playing regular shows in Norway, Germany and Holland. In 2013 Jess will be touring throughout the Uk, Italy, Germany and Norway.

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Nimmo Brothers

on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 at Southampton The Talking Heads Doors: 7.30pm

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Chastity Brown

on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

She'll put a spell on you. Sweet as molasses and woodsmoke, clear and burning as summer sun, Chastity Brown casts magic. Her voice brings you to the crossroads with every turn, warms, comforts and challenges you. She is the inheritor of Leadbelly, Nina Simone, Bonnie Raitt and Roberta Flack. She is past, present and future. She is fire, earth, air and water. She's a natural. Throw all the genres and hyphenates together you want to describe her gospel, roots & soul, jazz, blues & country they are all right, and also not enough. Chastity channels songs that are borne deep in the American bone, the hunger, desperation and confidence that runs through our times. Coming from Tennessee to Minnesota, touring the country, she has had half her own lifetime and million lifetimes gone before to concoct her powerful sound. Ignite it all with love, and the rest is rapture. With her fourth full-length record, Back-Road Highways, Chastity pushes her own natural talent even farther, to stunning effect. Back-Road Highways was recorded at the venerable Helsinki South studios in Nashville, Tennessee with the support of her new label C & D Music Network, giving Chastity a return to Southern warmth and a roster of heavyweight studio musicians with credits such as Mavis Staples, Garth Brooks and BeBe & CeCe Winans to lay down tracks. Also on Back-Road Highways is guitarist Robert Mulrennan of No Bird Sing, who plays with Chastity in her live band. Chastity pulls from a diverse cross-section of talent for her live shows, playing with percussionist Michael X, keyboardist deVon Gray (Heiruspecs) and bass player Jef Sundquist (Hildur Victoria), resulting in restless, electrifying and completely enveloping performances that never want to stop and linger long after the last note has quieted. Back-Road Highways is the best yet from Chastity. She opens with the slow, pulsing insistence of House Been Burnin, a cry out for our needs, then follows it up with the rocking blues of When We Get There and the plaintive, moving roots of Solely. Chastity turns it all around and brings out the joys and sorrows of love with the enormous, pleading, Say It, and throughout Back-Road Highways, Chastity sings it all out, gives us all a reason to keep on going one more day. ] A talent like this doesn't appear overnight. It takes travel, it takes guts. It takes chance, work and luck. It takes love. Get ready to love Chastity Brown. I would have called Back Road Highways the finest debut album of recent times but it's album number four! Her songs hang in your head long after they have finished. Chastity mixes Southern soul, Nashville roots and 'crazy hair' to exhilarating effect Sunday Times I am under the impression that she's only scratching the surface of what she's capable of and what she is on her way to achieve. There are singers, there are songwriters and there are musicians Chastity Brown is an artist Blues & Soul Magazine A heady mix of Dusty, Adele, Lucinda, Nina and even a smidgen of a young Emmylou and the terms smouldering, smoky and sexy will be used ad-infinitum. Stunningly beautiful. 5* Maverick "Brown has produced the soul album of the year." - Penny Black Music I honestly think she is one of the best performers I have ever seen here at The Green Note (and within the top 5-10 of any performers I've seen anywhere!!!), and having music here pretty much 7 nights/week, I've seen a lot of performers... she was ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!!! Amazing songs, musicianship, charisma, stage presence... I could go on and on Risa The Green Note, London promoter Raw gospel-bred folk blues from this excellent Minnesota songwriter Daily Mirror Evoking memories of Tracy Chapman at her best, I Left Home, Lift Us and Slow Time make an indelible impression, underlining Brown's talent and marking her out as a performer of rare quality." The Press Association "Chastity Brown can sing the blues off a pair of jeans, then turn around and quietly play the banjo, just to keep you on your toes. Blending folk and soul, she's opened a volcanic seam on the rugged landscape of American song." MN Monthly Magazine, May 2012 "She belongs to no genre, because what she does is beyond folk, blues, soul, or any hyphenated combination of those categories. Her poetic lyrics seep into your bones." Natalie Gallagher "The pure, raw emotion that this woman generates is something even veteran blues and soul artists could take a lesson from. The girl emotes, and emotes with passion." US News Tribune "Ms. Brown's terrific third album, High Noon Teeth, is an artistic molting for the Minneapolis singer-songwriter. Released last summer, it finds Brown shedding her coffee-shop folkie shtick and reemerging, triumphantly, as a genre-hopping troubadour." Metro This was a really, really memorable concert and it's been difficult not to go overboard with hyperbole because Chastity Brown is the 'real deal' and appears to be a raw, young talent on the verge of breaking out of her cocoon and with only the slightest bit of luck, becoming a true star of the Americana scene. No Depression "Chastity Brown is contemporary roots music personified." Dwight Hobbes, Twin Cities Daily Planet "Extraordinary - brings to mind a 21-st century version of Nina Simone." Ross Rahaila, St. Paul Pioneer Press An amazing talent. If you have an insatiable appetite for a general overview of American roots music, then Chastity Brown is the artist for you. Three Chords and The Truth http://chastitybrownmusic.com

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The Wurzels

on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 at Totnes South Devon Arts Centre 7.30pm

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Kris Drever And Eamonn Coyne

on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 at Bristol The Folk House 7.30pm

Promoted by Ash Keys Music www.ashkeysmusic.com (for further info) http://krisdrever.com/ f you're a big music fan, you've probably already caught Kris Drever as part of the acclaimed group Lau, perhaps on that trio's recent TV performances on LaterWith Jools Holland (BBC 2 TV), Edinburgh's Hogmanay (BBC 1 TV News), BBC Folk Awards (BBC Red Button TV / iPlayer), or on stage during their sold‐out London mini‐festival Welcome To Lau‐Land or at a gig on their national UK tour of 2012. You may well also have seen and heard Éamonn Coyne with the equally captivating and critically lauded Treacherous Orchestra (whose album Origins' came out last year) or with Salsa Celtica.

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Kris Drever And Eamonn Coyne

on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 at Bristol The Folk House 7.30pm

Promoted by Ash Keys Music www.ashkeysmusic.com (for further info) http://krisdrever.com/ f you're a big music fan, you've probably already caught Kris Drever as part of the acclaimed group Lau, perhaps on that trio's recent TV performances on LaterWith Jools Holland (BBC 2 TV), Edinburgh's Hogmanay (BBC 1 TV News), BBC Folk Awards (BBC Red Button TV / iPlayer), or on stage during their sold‐out London mini‐festival Welcome To Lau‐Land or at a gig on their national UK tour of 2012. You may well also have seen and heard Éamonn Coyne with the equally captivating and critically lauded Treacherous Orchestra (whose album Origins' came out last year) or with Salsa Celtica.

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Coope Boyes & Simpson

on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 at Aldershot West End Centre 8.00pm

Doors at 7.00pm Show starts at 8.00pm

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Dan Walsh Upstairs At The Shakespeare Sheffield

on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 at Sheffield Shakespeare's Pub Doors at 7:30PM, Music starts at 8PM

Touted as one of the finest banjo players in the UK as well as being a superb singer, songwriter and guitarist, Dan Walsh is described as 'the real deal' (UNCUT). His unique and eclectic style, taking in folk, funk, bluegrass and even some Arabic music, has stunned audiences across the UK many times but is also spreading its wings with recent successful performances in Germany, India and Canada and a very successful first tour of New Zealand. His high energy performances and witty banter have made him one of the most exciting new talents around. Both his solo albums have received critical acclaim and extensive airplay on both sides of the Atlantic with FROOTS calling recent effort 'The Same But Different' consistently brilliant. We're delighted that Dan can take the time from working with such acts as Urban Folk Quartet, Alistair Anderson, Indian sarangi player Suhail Yusuf Khan and Canadian country singer Meaghan Blanchard to come to The Shakespeare!

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Kevin Morby (the Babies,woods)

on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 at Manchester Kraak Gallery 7.30pm

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Bitch 'n' Monk

on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bitch 'n' Monk "The seeds of this experimental male-female duo were planted in Taunton, which is somehow fitting, for Bitch ("beatboxing soprano" and guitarist Heidi Heidelberg) 'n' Monk's (experimental flautist Mauricio Velasierra) poison apple sound of jazz, folk and classical is in bitter proximity to West Country trip-hop miserablists Portishead [...] It vibrates with the sort of wacky, joie de vivre tUnE-yArDs is prone to - and that ain't a bad thing." - The Quietus Bitch 'n' Monk are excited to return to Green Note following their sell-out gig in November last year. With their unusual instrumentation of soprano, electric guitar, traditional flutes and effects, they have been gaining an eclectic set of fans including Yoko Ono and Ray Davies. Angular melodies and seemingly irrational harmony may come from nights listening to Prokofiev and Wayne Shorter, or just from a shared fetish for the tritone. Inexplicable groove on the strangest of bar lengths might reflect their affinity with West African rhythms, or just a belief that anything however bizarre can be spectacular if played with commitment and energy. Since forming in 2013 they have been known to roam the stages of London's Royal Festival Hall, Vortex, Paris' La Cigale, Rich Mix and the V&A Museum. Their debut short album 'Fulafalonga' came out on July 14th on Lotus Arts Box Records. Live video http://vimeo.com/86931827 Website [official] http://www.bitchnmonk.com "I love this!" - Yoko Ono "Bitch 'n' Monk is a duo of almost unpredictable sounds that awakens a new dimension where the ethereal exists side by side with experimental music, jazz and folk [...] it is impossible to resist their boundless energy." - La Tundra Revista "I don't really have any other way of putting this: strangely, their music felt like a consolation. I was relieved to know this kind of music was still being made - innovatively. Not re-mixed or re-dreamt from the 60s, but genuine in our days. The lyrics had me closing my eyes, smiling in shame / surprise at being caught...Feeling understood by an artist is a wonderful feeling." - The Orchestra of Writing -------------- Goodbye Leopold Goodbye Leopold blend three ethereal voices, with choreography and a unique aesthetic. Their holistic approach to delivering music stimulates all the senses, creating transportive atmospheres. Their work is either self- composed or their original arrangements of songs from across the globe, creating a genre bending unique soundscape. Adopting abstract sounds and techniques and experimenting with singing backwards (yes in reverse!) allowing lyrics to be reduced to sounds, enabling the audience to think less and feel more. Goodbye Leopold have performed in art galleries, festivals, grimy rock and roll venues, to Classical, alternative and folk audiences and have also devised and performed the musical soundtrack to The Fishtales of Alaska at the Yard theatre, in London's Hackney Wick. They have worked with iD online magazine, collaborated with artist Julie Verhoeven and fashion brand Chloe, London based Electro band Is Tropical, and been broadcast on Radio 1, NTS radio and ressonance fm. "A frozen, ethereal sound with their voices that recalls Liz Frazer at her most wild and worldly or Mountain Man at their glacial best." - Time out "I don't know when I've been more blown away by a performance anywhere, and to see it here in the basement of a tiny Dalston nightclub felt like finding buried treasure. Do not miss them if you can help it." - Beardrock "A hypnotic spectacle" - southlondonscene blog "A beautiful, unearthly music, somewhere between the emotional depth of Sigur Rós and a bouncier, poppier Björk sound" - Onestoparts

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David Thomas Broughton

on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 at Liverpool Mello Mello 8pm

The enigmatic, experimental, masterful, folk genius that is DAVID THOMAS BROUGHTON, comes to Liverpool for the first time in over 5 years. Expect the unexpected from this charismatic performer. Support comes in the form of OTTERSGEAR. More tbc.

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Jack Cheshire

on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 at London Kings Place 8pm

Jack Cheshire is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Releasing his third album Long Mind Hotel in 2013, he writes '... mildly psychedelic, quintessentially English... dreamlike and beautiful' music. Jack was born in Bath, Somerset, and grew up surrounded by a plethora of eclectic records; Beach Boys, Augustos Pablo, Fairport Convention, Tom Waits, Billie Holiday, Laurie Anderson, Echo & the Bunnymen, Can... A reserved songwriter but keen bass player from an early age, Jack studied and played music full-time in Liverpool for a number of formative years, developing an unusual finger-picking style on guitar as a result of bass being his first instrument. Eventually wending his way to London, Jack self-released his debut Allow It To Come On a lo-fi, intimate venture, recorded in the confines of a tiny attic room. It was widely lauded for its brooding, meandering melodies and minimalist production.

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Jed Grimes And The Deserving Poor

on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30 for 8pm

Jed Grimes has been a beacon of authenticity in the UK folk and roots scene for more years than we should remind him of. Here he is with the crack rhythm section The Deserving Poor that you hear on his last two solo albums, and which formed the backbone of Jed's Radio Two Award Nominated Band, The Hush. At last - a fresh, sophisticated yet raw approach to traditional song: acoustic guitar and bass mesh with Hammond organ textures, enthralling world percussion grooves and soaring harmony vocals. Infectious rhythms and fiery improvised passages one minute -sensitive, reflective emotion the next. 2014 is the year of The Deserving Poor - make sure you catch them soon - LIVE! www.jedgrimes.com Excellent support by Sheffields Sean Hutch

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Jed Grimes And The Deserving Poor

on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30 for 8pm

Jed Grimes has been a beacon of authenticity in the UK folk and roots scene for more years than we should remind him of. Here he is with the crack rhythm section The Deserving Poor that you hear on his last two solo albums, and which formed the backbone of Jed's Radio Two Award Nominated Band, The Hush. At last - a fresh, sophisticated yet raw approach to traditional song: acoustic guitar and bass mesh with Hammond organ textures, enthralling world percussion grooves and soaring harmony vocals. Infectious rhythms and fiery improvised passages one minute -sensitive, reflective emotion the next. 2014 is the year of The Deserving Poor - make sure you catch them soon - LIVE! www.jedgrimes.com Excellent support by Sheffields Sean Hutch

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Sharp Mountains Presents The Balkanoes

on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Sharp Mountains Presents The Balkanoes

on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Aynsley Lister Band

on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 at Clitheroe The Grand 7pm

When explosive natural ability collides with fiery, emotionally charged compositions, the result is Aynsley Lister; an incredible guitarist whose brand of blues-based rock delivers contemporary song writing fueled with the kind of heart and soul that's missing from so much modern music. Whether passionately writing and recording his own material or mesmerising audiences at his live shows, one thing is abundantly clear: music is hard-wired to his DNA and flows from his fingertips like sonic bolts of lightning. With over 100,000 albums sold, lashings of critical acclaim and years of high profile touring, Lister's resumé speaks for itself and firmly secures his position as a leading light in the resurgence of British blues-infused music. Aynsley's latest release, Home, is out now on Straight Talkin' Records!

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Special Mystery Guest

on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel Doors 7.30pm House Songs

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Potbelly Folk Festival - Autumn Day Special

on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 2pm till late

Our Potbelly special day festival is returning this Autumn It will see a great new line-up with talent drawn from across the country lots more quality folk music, great beers, wonderful people and an atmospheric venue. There will be a return of the very popular children's arts activities and the cafe in the church rooms as well as very reasonably priced concessions tickets and under 5′s go free! So bring all the family along for a music and arts festival day which won't be affected by the weather!

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Potbelly Folk Festival - Autumn Day Special

on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 2pm till late

Our Potbelly special day festival is returning this Autumn It will see a great new line-up with talent drawn from across the country lots more quality folk music, great beers, wonderful people and an atmospheric venue. There will be a return of the very popular children's arts activities and the cafe in the church rooms as well as very reasonably priced concessions tickets and under 5′s go free! So bring all the family along for a music and arts festival day which won't be affected by the weather!

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Lydd Bagpipe And Hurdy Gurdy Fest

on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 at Lydd All Saints Church 7.30pm

An evening concert and dance. Folk/World/Medieval/Euro Ceilidh You are invited to an evening party of Folk/World/Medieval/Euro Ceilidh.... music dance and songs in the atmospheric and acoustically splendid venue of All Saints' Church, Lydd. A diverse mixture of local and international performers including Bombus Lucorum, Woodwose, Simon Raine and Christine Adams offer an eclectic mix of trad. and original music based around the traditions of the UK and Europe, past and present; played on a wide variety of instruments but with the core drone-based and ethereal melodies of English/Flemish bagpipes and Hurdy Gurdies. Further enhanced by superb sound and light provided by THE WORX Stagetech. Something for everyone and certainly a event not to be missed! Join the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/720304764700051

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Lydd Bagpipe And Hurdy Gurdy Fest

on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 at Lydd All Saints Church 7.30pm

An evening concert and dance. Folk/World/Medieval/Euro Ceilidh You are invited to an evening party of Folk/World/Medieval/Euro Ceilidh.... music dance and songs in the atmospheric and acoustically splendid venue of All Saints' Church, Lydd. A diverse mixture of local and international performers including Bombus Lucorum, Woodwose, Simon Raine and Christine Adams offer an eclectic mix of trad. and original music based around the traditions of the UK and Europe, past and present; played on a wide variety of instruments but with the core drone-based and ethereal melodies of English/Flemish bagpipes and Hurdy Gurdies. Further enhanced by superb sound and light provided by THE WORX Stagetech. Something for everyone and certainly a event not to be missed! Join the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/720304764700051

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The Open Mikers Featuring Cj & Nick, The Reckless Sleepers Ft Phil Garvey, The Acoustic Architects

on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 at Canterbury The Kingston Barn doors 7pm for 7.30pm start

Something different. We are blessed here in Canterbury to have a strong, vibrant and talented local music scene. Here we showcase some of our most talented and entertaining friends in an evening with the best of the local open mic scene. Far from amateur, many of these musicians appear regularly at local festivals and public events and are good friends and supporters of Folk in the Barn. Here's a chance to see just how lucky we are, and have some fun. CJ & Nick The Reckless Sleepers ft Phil Garvey The Acoustic Architects biogs to follow Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start £8 online £9 cash or cheque in advance £10 on the door www.folkinthebarn.co.uk

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Abdul Tee-jay - A Solo Performance. Presented By The 12th London African Music Festival

on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 1pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 1pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 1.30pm. 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 2.15pm. 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 12th London African Music Festival presents... SOLO PERFORMANCE BY ABDUL TEE-JAY Since arriving in the UK in the early 80s Freetown, Sierra Leone, guitarist, songwriter and singer ABDUL TEE-JAY has made an important contributions to British-African music through tours and releasing acclaimed albums like "Palm Wine A Go Go and E'Go Lef Pan You. He continues to push the boundary as he did when he formed his band "Rokoto" in 1988 and the band he still leads. In this festival appearance Abdul Tee-Jay plays solo as he looks back over his recording and featuring new versions and arrangements of palm wine classics that take the music.

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East Meets West Presents Jazz Thali

on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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The Cajun Dawgs

on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ A deep south gumbo of Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, Rockin' Blues & Rockabilly authentically played on screaming accordion, twanging guitars, thumping bass and crazy drums. The Cajun Dawgs combine traditional Louisiana Cajun & Zydeco with Rockin' Swamp Blues, Country and early Rock and Roll music, all served up with an earthy authentic sound resonating back to the 40's and 50's. The band demonstrates the great variety of influences to be found in the true sound of the Louisiana Bayous and Prairies. A deep south sound track for dancing, loving, crying and fighting...

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The Outside Track

on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 at Shaw Playhouse2 Doors 7.00pm show at 8.00pm

One of the finest Celtic music bands in the world returning to Playhouse2 after their sell-out performance 2 years ago. 4 girls from Ireland, Scotland and Cape Breton, Canada playing a variety of instruments incl.fiddle, accordion, harp, whistle and oh yes they step-dance and sing and the whole thing is driven by the guitar playing of the only male member of the band!

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Matt Woosey

on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 at Dorchester Arts Centre 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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Matt Woosey

on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 at Dorchester Arts Centre 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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Benefit Ceilidh For The Lea Rowing Club With The Muckers

on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 at London Lea Rowing Club 7.30pm-11.30pm

Join us for an evening of music and dancing in support of the Lea Rowing Club. Saturday 20th September 7.30pm-11.30pm Lea Rowing Club, Spring Hill, London E5 9BL Tickets: £15 including buffet, pay bar (cash only)

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Brooks Williams

on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 at Manningtree Red Lion Doors open at 8pm

After our summer break we are pleased to announce that our live music Upstairs and the Red Lion in Manningtree will be starting again on Saturday 20th September 2014 when we will be featuring Brooks Williams and Hart and Sampson. Brooks is one of our favourite acts at the Red Lion having first played there in 2008. Originally from Statesboro, Georgia, USA Brooks is now based in East Anglia and he has become firmly established on the UK music scene. Brooks is ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists in the world and is one of the most versatile and entertaining performers on the acoustic roots music scene today. He is a proverbial triple treat: a fiery guitarist, a smooth-as-silk vocalist, and stunning songwriter. In February 2014 he was nominated best male vocalist by the UK's folk specialists Spiral Earth. His style combines roots, jazz, blues, classical and folk.

 Brooks has toured throughout the world including the USA, Canada, Ireland, the UK, Turkey, France, Italy, The Netherlands and Africa. Appearances include the Cambridge Folk Festival, Shrewsbury Folk Festival and Cropredy Festival in England, New Bedford Folk Festival in Massachusetts, Celtic Connections in Scotland, and Uncle Calvin's in Texas. Over the years he has shared the stage with such music luminaries as Taj Mahal, Eddie Reader, Shawn Colvin and Chris Smither, to name but a few. Come along and enjoy his playing and singing and no doubt some entertaining stories too. We are also pleased to welcome back Lucy Sampson who will be joined by Jon Hart. Lucy hails from Suffolk and is a regular on the local music scene with her well crafted songs, liquid voice and flowing guitar.

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Sarah Gillespie Trio

on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 at Walmer The Lighthouse Doors 7pm // Music 8:30pm

Sarah Gillespie was born in London to an American mother and British father. She grew up in Norfolk, England interspersed with numerous trips to Minnesota, where she soaked in the sounds of Bessie Smith, Bob Dylan, Cole Porter and early blues and jazz. From the age of 4, Sarah composed songs on piano, and then at 15 began playing guitar. At 18, she moved to the USA, busking in the streets and playing gigs. Her music is a fusion of jazz, folk and blues knitted together by poetic, streetwise lyricism. The Guardian's jazz critique John Fordham describes Gillespie as '(joining) Bob Dylan's lyrical bite and languid delivery to the forthrightness of Joni Mitchell, with a little rap-like percussiveness thrown in, she is an original. Sarah's band features Enzo Zirilli on drums and Ben Bastin on double bass with special guests Gilad Atzmon and Mercury nominated pianist Kit Downes joining on recent concerts. Sarah also writes political papers published on various news websites, paints, performs poetry and hosts songwriting workshops.

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Taffy Thomas And Friends - "merry Neet" Plus Screening Of Peter Bellamy's 'the Transports'

on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8.00pm

Stories, music and folk dance with Taffy Thomas and friends. Includes a late-night screening of Peter Bellamy's film 'The Transports', introduced by Doc Rowe.

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Taffy Thomas And Friends - "merry Neet" Plus Screening Of Peter Bellamy's 'the Transports'

on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8.00pm

Stories, music and folk dance with Taffy Thomas and friends. Includes a late-night screening of Peter Bellamy's film 'The Transports', introduced by Doc Rowe.

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Larry Miller Band

on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 at Gloucester Guildhall 7.30pm

Great Rock n Blues

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Larry Miller Band

on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 at Gloucester Guildhall 7.30pm

Great Rock n Blues

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Chastity Brown

on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm, Show starts 8pm

She'll put a spell on you. Sweet as molasses and woodsmoke, clear and burning as summer sun, Chastity Brown casts magic. Her voice brings you to the crossroads with every turn, warms, comforts and challenges you. She is the inheritor of Leadbelly, Nina Simone, Bonnie Raitt and Roberta Flack. She is past, present and future. She is fire, earth, air and water. She's a natural. Throw all the genres and hyphenates together you want to describe her gospel, roots & soul, jazz, blues & country they are all right, and also not enough. Chastity channels songs that are borne deep in the American bone, the hunger, desperation and confidence that runs through our times. Coming from Tennessee to Minnesota, touring the country, she has had half her own lifetime and million lifetimes gone before to concoct her powerful sound. Her fourth studio album, 'Back-Road Highways' is the best yet from Chastity. She opens with the slow, pulsing insistence of 'House Been Burnin,' a cry out for our needs, then follows it up with the rocking blues of 'When We Get There' and the plaintive, moving roots of 'Solely'. Chastity turns it all around and brings out the joys and sorrows of love with 'After You,' and throughout Back-Road Highways, Chastity sings it all out, gives us all a reason to keep on going one more day. A talent like this doesn't appear overnight. It takes travel, it takes guts. It takes chance, work and luck. It takes love. Get ready to love Chastity Brown. '........ she is one of the best performers I have ever seen here ... (and within the top 5-10 of any performers I've seen anywhere!!!)' The Green Note, London '(her voice ) is a heady mix of Dusty, Adele, Lucinda, Nina and even a smidgen of a young Emmylou and the terms smouldering, smoky and sexy' - No Depression

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Coope, Boyes And Simpson

on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute Door 7.30pm, performance from 8pm.

Coope Boyes & Simpson In Flanders Fields The more we learn about war, the more important it becomes to sing about peace. Peace has been a recurring theme of the powerful and distinctive singing and songwriting of the English a cappella trio Barry Coope, Jim Boyes and Lester Simpson. Haunting and irreverent, the words and music of In Flanders Fields catch the indestructible spirit that defied one of the greatest human tragedies of the twentieth century. Bringing together eye-witness accounts, contemporary poetry and songs specially commissioned for the town of Passchendaele's Peace Concerts, In Flanders Fields takes its name from the poem written by John McCrae who was killed on the Western Front in the First World War. Coope Boyes and Simpson have established a justifiable following for the quality of their singing, the subtlety of their harmonies and the sharpness of their observations. Not afraid to prick the bubble of the pompous they are able to convey their message with cutting precision tempered by humour when necessary. With superb a cappella singing and evocative songs, this internationally acclaimed trio hauntingly bring home the humour and courage of those who took part in the War to end all Wars. "The incomparable Coope Boyes and Simpson," Mark Radcliffe "It was, in turn, sad, funny, ironic, whimsical, horrific, poignant - tears of sorrow were immediately replaced by tears of laughter." Folk on Tap "As passionate a tour de force of unaccompanied singing as you can imagine." MOJO "Coope Boyes & Simpson are currently our most inspiring vocal harmony group. Few can compete live with their voices, whether singing an unaccompanied traditional song or one of their own." Colin Irwin, BBC Radio2

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Coope, Boyes And Simpson

on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute Door 7.30pm, performance from 8pm.

Coope Boyes & Simpson In Flanders Fields The more we learn about war, the more important it becomes to sing about peace. Peace has been a recurring theme of the powerful and distinctive singing and songwriting of the English a cappella trio Barry Coope, Jim Boyes and Lester Simpson. Haunting and irreverent, the words and music of In Flanders Fields catch the indestructible spirit that defied one of the greatest human tragedies of the twentieth century. Bringing together eye-witness accounts, contemporary poetry and songs specially commissioned for the town of Passchendaele's Peace Concerts, In Flanders Fields takes its name from the poem written by John McCrae who was killed on the Western Front in the First World War. Coope Boyes and Simpson have established a justifiable following for the quality of their singing, the subtlety of their harmonies and the sharpness of their observations. Not afraid to prick the bubble of the pompous they are able to convey their message with cutting precision tempered by humour when necessary. With superb a cappella singing and evocative songs, this internationally acclaimed trio hauntingly bring home the humour and courage of those who took part in the War to end all Wars. "The incomparable Coope Boyes and Simpson," Mark Radcliffe "It was, in turn, sad, funny, ironic, whimsical, horrific, poignant - tears of sorrow were immediately replaced by tears of laughter." Folk on Tap "As passionate a tour de force of unaccompanied singing as you can imagine." MOJO "Coope Boyes & Simpson are currently our most inspiring vocal harmony group. Few can compete live with their voices, whether singing an unaccompanied traditional song or one of their own." Colin Irwin, BBC Radio2

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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 at Topsham Matthews Hall 8.00pm - doors 7.30

Twin daughters and a folk-rock whirlwind forced Kathryn Roberts (vocals /piano /woodwind) and Sean Lakeman (guitar) to sideline their popular duo performances in the mid nineties. Now the timing is right for a return to form from the Dartmoor based couple. Two of the British folk scene's most accomplished performers, Kathryn and Sean have graced stages the world over in a number of guises. However, the intimacy and strength of passion shown as a duo combined with an eclectic repertoire ensures a rare treat for any listener. 'Classy return for Devon based husband and wife duo' Q Magazine **** 4 Stars

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The Askew Sisters

on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub Doors at 7:45pm. Music from 8:00pm

Emily and Hazel Askew are a young duo making waves on the folk scene with their energetic brand of English folk music. Using fiddle and melodeon, they play and sing with an infectious enjoyment and love for the music, from rhythmic foot stomping tunes to powerful interpretations of songs and ballads. The Askew Sisters have spent the last few years playing at venues across the country, from top festivals and folk clubs to London's National Theatre and National Portrait Gallery. 2010 saw the release of their second album Through Lonesome Woods to much critical acclaim, and Hazel won Best Female Singer at the 2011 Spiral Earth Awards.

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Tich Frier

on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm, music from 8pm

Wee Scot with big voice and sharp wit. Trad songs and inventive, often hilarious stories.

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An Evening With Richard Digance @ St Ives Festival

on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 at St Ives The Guildhall Doors 7.30pm Start 8.30pm

Part of St Ives Festival. Unreserved Seating, Licensed Bar. No parking at venue, please use town car parks.

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Chris Cleverly With Very Special Guests

on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

You may have heard the name Chris Cleverley whispered around the new Birmingham Folk Scene and indeed far beyond. With fingerstyle guitar work of arresting complexity and a voice of shimmering intensity, Chris has been described as Sublime by the likes of Martha Tilston. Chris has developed a formidable reputation, supporting artists such as Spiers & Boden, Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman and Cara Luft. Tonight he will be performing original and traditional songs from his forthcoming album with a host of guest musicians, shortly after a surprise opening set from one of the finest performers in the West Midlands.

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Willmcnicol, Elliott Morris, Chris Woods

on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Guitar Special

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Willmcnicol, Elliott Morris, Chris Woods

on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Guitar Special

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Tom Kitching And Band Present 'interloper'

on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 at London Green Note Doors Open 2:00pm, Live Music starts 2:30pm

'Interloper An outward facing, forward looking English music album by Tom Kitching. Shaped by an increasing and hugely varied raft of influences, English music is evolving faster than ever. This project seeks to define the state of the tradition. What are the new English tunes? What influences them? How do they fit in the continuum of English music? Working with musicians from outside English music, Tom Kitching has pressed the reset button. Defining English music as anything written by an English musician, regardless of style, Interloper places the English tradition at the heart of a web of traditions across time and territory. Contemporary and broad based, Interloper captures an English tradition that is open to the world, confident, and comfortable with the journey.' The band. Tom Kitching (Fiddle). In a 9 year career, Tom has worked with a staggering variety of musicians and singers, from Gren Bartley and Gavin Davenport, through award winning band 'Pilgrims' Way' to dance favourites 'Albireo'. Few can claim as broad a CV and this first solo project draws deeply from all his influences. Marit Fält is a truly exceptional accompanist and interpreter of the Låtmandola, and is in great demand, having worked with Catriona MacDonald and Patsy Reid in Vamm, and with Rona Wilkie. Jim Molyneux (percussion) is well known as a member of Foursquare and The Old Dance School, and was a BBC young musician of the year finalist. Freya Rae (Flute and Clarinet) is a recent graduate of the folk degree course, and half of an up and coming duo with Louis Bingham.

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Julie Felix - International Day Of Peace

on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 at London Charlton House Doors open 1.30pm performances from 2pm-5pm

Julie Felix makes a welcome retun to Charlon House in Greenwich after performing to a packed house last year. Julie Felix will be celebrating 50 years in the world of music this year. In 1964 Julie arrived in England after leaving California and became the first solo folk artist to be signed to a major British record company when she signed with Decca. In 1966 Julie became the resident singer on the amazingly popular TV programme The Frost Report, and quickly became a household name. She went on to appear in her own TV series on BBC1 and BBC2 and recorded hit singles on Mickey Most's RAK label. In June 2013, Julie performed at the prestigious Leicester Square Theatre to celebrate her 75th birthday and in October she was invited to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla. There are those among us who just have to play and sing; to whom there can be no question of quitting; to whom their work is not a job but a calling. Julie Felix is one such musician. Steve Harley The afternooon will be packed with artists including our very own GFMA Folk Hero Chris Harrison launching his album 'Carols From The Coalfields on the Global Fusion Music & Arts Label

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Flamenco Express @ The Bussey With Emilio Ochando & Antonio El Pola

on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 at London The Bussey Building 7.30 doors for 8pm

Joining La Joaquina, Chris Clavo and Natalia Garcia Huidobro is a star-studded parade of talent in the form of one of the guardians of the pure flamenco tradition in Antonio el Pola, plus the incredible Emilio Ochando. A staggering lineup, unmatched anywhere in Britain. For one night only £10/£8 (concession) www.flamencoexpress.co.uk telephone reservations 0207 732 8493 Flamenco Express presents Emilio Ochando. A phenomenon from the Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza, he rose rapidly to perform as a soloist with Ballet Nacional de España and Ballet Nacional de Cuba. An international artist in constant demand, including roles in Nuevo Ballet Español directed by Miguel Ángel Rojas and Carlos Rodríguez touring Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Paris, Belgium, Finland, Italy, Berlin, Mexico, Thailand, Asia and the London Festival with a repertoire which included Flamenco Directo, Furia, El Alma, Baile de Máscaras y Sangre Flamenca. Emilio has colaborated with Domingo Ortega on 'Orpheus' which toured Japan and the USA; the Montreal production of Don Juan with dancer/choreographers Angel Rojas and Carlos Rodriguez; and a state-wide tour with Forever Flamenco. He continues his career as a soloist Spain and in the United States and Canada with his show 'Mi razón', and with workshops, festivals, schools and masterclasses. And has recently won first prize at the III International Dance Festival in Almería, and formed his own company 3DEUNO in Madrid which is now in its second year. An acknowledged master of growing stature. Antonio el Pola Known for his extensive knowledge of flamenco history, his musical ability and his dedication to the "pure" art form. His close ties with patriarchs of the Andalusian flamenco community continue a tradition that some feel is threatened by international growth . Born in the small village of Cañada Rosal in Ecíja, his exposure to Flamenco started as a small child, when his father took him to the local peñas. By age 10, El Pola was playing guitar and singing traditional flamenco cante. Moving to Sevilla in 2001, he toured with Concha Vargas, Antonio Moya, and Inéz Bacan and sang in La Carbonería (Sevilla), alongside Gaspar Utrera and Juan Castor. He has also worked with 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. In the summer of 2003,he wrote and recorded "Tierra de Esperanza," accompanied by Antonio Moya on guitar. And was commissioned by the Universidad Pablo de Olavide de Sevilla to present his work throughout Andalucía, sharing the stage with Ines Bacan and Gaspar de Utrera. Since then, he has been touring Japan, Ecuador, Finland, and the United States. He works frequently with Juan del Gastor in Sevilla, and at Corral de la Morería, Cardamomo, and other top Madrid penas with artists such as Gabriel de la Tomasa, Carlos Jacoba and Antonio Sánchez. Natalia Garcia Huidobro. Natalia is a popular guest at the legendary Café de tablaos Chinitas, Las Carbonera and El Corral de la Morería, and performed with the Compañía de Juan Antonio de los Reyes (Lutraki, Greece), flamenco quartet Mura in Japan and "Bailando sobre la lluvia", by Manolo Punto. A regular of Flamenco Express tours, featuring in 'Iron in the Soul' as part of BigDance2012. 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. Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen years old and later studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express as well as touring with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. " Staffordshire Post. '..utterly riveting variations of firecracker beats...tumultuous fervour ..indelible gracefulness.' The Stage "This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina" Time Out "What was surprising, however, was the sheer power and energy displayed by the dancers during this vibrant celebration of Spanish culture. 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.

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Flamenco Express @ The Bussey With Emilio Ochando & Antonio El Pola

on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 at London The Bussey Building 7.30 doors for 8pm

Joining La Joaquina, Chris Clavo and Natalia Garcia Huidobro is a star-studded parade of talent in the form of one of the guardians of the pure flamenco tradition in Antonio el Pola, plus the incredible Emilio Ochando. A staggering lineup, unmatched anywhere in Britain. For one night only £10/£8 (concession) www.flamencoexpress.co.uk telephone reservations 0207 732 8493 Flamenco Express presents Emilio Ochando. A phenomenon from the Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza, he rose rapidly to perform as a soloist with Ballet Nacional de España and Ballet Nacional de Cuba. An international artist in constant demand, including roles in Nuevo Ballet Español directed by Miguel Ángel Rojas and Carlos Rodríguez touring Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Paris, Belgium, Finland, Italy, Berlin, Mexico, Thailand, Asia and the London Festival with a repertoire which included Flamenco Directo, Furia, El Alma, Baile de Máscaras y Sangre Flamenca. Emilio has colaborated with Domingo Ortega on 'Orpheus' which toured Japan and the USA; the Montreal production of Don Juan with dancer/choreographers Angel Rojas and Carlos Rodriguez; and a state-wide tour with Forever Flamenco. He continues his career as a soloist Spain and in the United States and Canada with his show 'Mi razón', and with workshops, festivals, schools and masterclasses. And has recently won first prize at the III International Dance Festival in Almería, and formed his own company 3DEUNO in Madrid which is now in its second year. An acknowledged master of growing stature. Antonio el Pola Known for his extensive knowledge of flamenco history, his musical ability and his dedication to the "pure" art form. His close ties with patriarchs of the Andalusian flamenco community continue a tradition that some feel is threatened by international growth . Born in the small village of Cañada Rosal in Ecíja, his exposure to Flamenco started as a small child, when his father took him to the local peñas. By age 10, El Pola was playing guitar and singing traditional flamenco cante. Moving to Sevilla in 2001, he toured with Concha Vargas, Antonio Moya, and Inéz Bacan and sang in La Carbonería (Sevilla), alongside Gaspar Utrera and Juan Castor. He has also worked with 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. In the summer of 2003,he wrote and recorded "Tierra de Esperanza," accompanied by Antonio Moya on guitar. And was commissioned by the Universidad Pablo de Olavide de Sevilla to present his work throughout Andalucía, sharing the stage with Ines Bacan and Gaspar de Utrera. Since then, he has been touring Japan, Ecuador, Finland, and the United States. He works frequently with Juan del Gastor in Sevilla, and at Corral de la Morería, Cardamomo, and other top Madrid penas with artists such as Gabriel de la Tomasa, Carlos Jacoba and Antonio Sánchez. Natalia Garcia Huidobro. Natalia is a popular guest at the legendary Café de tablaos Chinitas, Las Carbonera and El Corral de la Morería, and performed with the Compañía de Juan Antonio de los Reyes (Lutraki, Greece), flamenco quartet Mura in Japan and "Bailando sobre la lluvia", by Manolo Punto. A regular of Flamenco Express tours, featuring in 'Iron in the Soul' as part of BigDance2012. 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. Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen years old and later studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express as well as touring with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. " Staffordshire Post. '..utterly riveting variations of firecracker beats...tumultuous fervour ..indelible gracefulness.' The Stage "This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina" Time Out "What was surprising, however, was the sheer power and energy displayed by the dancers during this vibrant celebration of Spanish culture. 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.

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Chris Wood At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub Doors open around 7:30 pm

A sensational songwriter and formidable musician, Chris is one of the biggest names in folk music. His unique guitar style has influeced a whole generation of musicians and his song "None the wiser" won Best Original Song at the 2014 BBC Folk Awards. 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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Softlysoftly Presents Storywheel + Sweetheart Of The Rodeo + James Mckean & The Blueberry Moon

on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 at London Kiss The Sky Doors 2.45pm, Music 3-5pm

Sunday 21st September PLEASE NOTE, this event is ADULTS ONLY - no children allowed. BUY YOUR TICKET IN ADVANCE IF YOU WANT TO RESERVE A SEAT wegottickets.com/softlysoftly Deliciously chilled unplugged acoustic music to charm you on a Crouch End Sunday afternoon. STORYWHEEL Acoustic oud duo (it's like a lute!) playing gentle acoustic songs and tunes drawing on the music of the Middle East, North and West Africa and the UK. www.storywheelmusic.com. + SWEETHEART OF THE RODEO Country-style guitar driven harmony songs from this upbeat four piece. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLaz3bgn77w + JAMES MCKEAN & THE BLUEBERRY MOON Last time he was at SoftlySoftly he appeared as The A Train. Now James is back, perhaps with friends, perhaps on his own - whatever, expect some gorgeous atmospheric, emotion-laden songs. http://theblueberrymoon.bandcamp.com/ As usual doors open at 2.45, with music starting at 3pm and continuing until 5pm (Tickets will be £4 on the door) Oh yes, and there'll be marshmallows too! (After 5pm the bar opens its doors to non-paying general public, so you can stay on and enjoy the evening ambience) The venue is easy to get to - Tube to Finsbury Park or Overground to Crouch End Hill, then a couple of minutes on the W7 bus to Crouch End Clocktower, from which the venue is just two minutes' stroll.

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The Ballina Whalers / Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham

on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 at London Trip Space Projects 6pm

The Trad Academy Sea Shanty Choir return to TripSpace Projects to host another evening of nautical music! This months gig features some of the finest singers from the maritime folk scene! Doors @ 6pm Tickets £8 in advance / £10 on the door / £5 concessions http://www.theballinawhalers.com/ http://keithkendrick.com/sylvia.htm http://tradacademy.co.uk/courses/sea-shanties/ --- The Ballina Whalers are Pete Truin, Jamie Doe and Sam Brookes - three musical barnacles clinging to the creaking hull of a musical tradition stretching back over hundreds of years. Using just their voices they explore ballads, shanties and seafaring songs that tell tales of whaling ships, lost loves, roaring storms and hardship out at sea. Fast becoming one of the most sort after shanty bands around, known as much for their heart rending three part harmonies as their lusty approach to singing shanties, the last few years have been extremely busy for the boys, seeing them playing folk clubs, harbour sides, beaches, boat sheds and festivals up and down the country. "Stunning voices that blend so beautifully, a real knock out" - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 --- Keith and Sylvia sing mainly English traditional and traditionally influenced contemporary songs and work extensively all over the UK, Europe and beyond. Both have a very wide ranging repertoire, strong voices and uncannily compatible and complimentary styles of delivery, affording an exciting enhancement in duo and between them produce a striking acapella harmony sound. With a formidable history of performing experience behind them, their recorded work is matched only by their live gigs which are always a vocal and musical revelation as well as a hoot! They also frequently accompany themselves and play lively dance tunes on three different systems of the only English invented musical instrument the Concertina. And when they're not doing that you'll probably find them playing lively and stirring music for the Winster Morris Dancers. A wonderful advert for English folk music! - Lawrence Heath Guildford Institute Folk Club --- The Trad Academy Sea Shanty Choir meets on Thursdays at Chats Palace in Homerton to rehearse, and performs regularly in London and further afield. Our current members hail from all over the world and come from a wide variety of backgrounds and levels of musical experience. The choir continues to go from strength to strength and has had a busy first year, from it's first inaugural public performance in The Thames Festival to appearing at an exhibition opening at the Royal College of Art. As well as having a busy performance schedule in London, the choir has been invited to perform around the UK and aspires to travel overseas to international festivals in the future.

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The Ballina Whalers / Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham

on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 at London Trip Space Projects 6pm

The Trad Academy Sea Shanty Choir return to TripSpace Projects to host another evening of nautical music! This months gig features some of the finest singers from the maritime folk scene! Doors @ 6pm Tickets £8 in advance / £10 on the door / £5 concessions http://www.theballinawhalers.com/ http://keithkendrick.com/sylvia.htm http://tradacademy.co.uk/courses/sea-shanties/ --- The Ballina Whalers are Pete Truin, Jamie Doe and Sam Brookes - three musical barnacles clinging to the creaking hull of a musical tradition stretching back over hundreds of years. Using just their voices they explore ballads, shanties and seafaring songs that tell tales of whaling ships, lost loves, roaring storms and hardship out at sea. Fast becoming one of the most sort after shanty bands around, known as much for their heart rending three part harmonies as their lusty approach to singing shanties, the last few years have been extremely busy for the boys, seeing them playing folk clubs, harbour sides, beaches, boat sheds and festivals up and down the country. "Stunning voices that blend so beautifully, a real knock out" - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 --- Keith and Sylvia sing mainly English traditional and traditionally influenced contemporary songs and work extensively all over the UK, Europe and beyond. Both have a very wide ranging repertoire, strong voices and uncannily compatible and complimentary styles of delivery, affording an exciting enhancement in duo and between them produce a striking acapella harmony sound. With a formidable history of performing experience behind them, their recorded work is matched only by their live gigs which are always a vocal and musical revelation as well as a hoot! They also frequently accompany themselves and play lively dance tunes on three different systems of the only English invented musical instrument the Concertina. And when they're not doing that you'll probably find them playing lively and stirring music for the Winster Morris Dancers. A wonderful advert for English folk music! - Lawrence Heath Guildford Institute Folk Club --- The Trad Academy Sea Shanty Choir meets on Thursdays at Chats Palace in Homerton to rehearse, and performs regularly in London and further afield. Our current members hail from all over the world and come from a wide variety of backgrounds and levels of musical experience. The choir continues to go from strength to strength and has had a busy first year, from it's first inaugural public performance in The Thames Festival to appearing at an exhibition opening at the Royal College of Art. As well as having a busy performance schedule in London, the choir has been invited to perform around the UK and aspires to travel overseas to international festivals in the future.

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Chastity Brown

on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm

She'll put a spell on you. Sweet as molasses and woodsmoke, clear and burning as summer sun, Chastity Brown casts magic. Her voice brings you to the crossroads with every turn, warms, comforts and challenges you. She is the inheritor of Leadbelly, Nina Simone, Bonnie Raitt and Roberta Flack. She is past, present and future. She is fire, earth, air and water. She's a natural.Best of the blues.amazing reviews in the times newspaper.

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Lisbee Stainton

on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe doors 7.30pm

Lisbee Stainton's Word Games tour comes to Kitchen Garden Cafe on March Sepember 22nd - an evening not to be missed by music lovers. When multi-instrumentalist Lisbee isn't writing and recording her own work she tours as a special guest with Seth Lakeman's band, with the folk star describing her as, a fantastic singer songwriter. Having toured extensively with the likes of Joan Armatrading, Paul Carrack, Gretchen Peters and Eleanor McEvoy, the prolific 25 year-old Stainton has just released 'Word Games', the fourth album of the acoustic pop star's increasingly impressive career. Performing on the night as a duo, Lisbee will be joined by guitarist/singer Simon Johnson, with whom Lisbee co-wrote 'Red Dog Running' the first single to be released from Word Games. The Independent on Sunday said Lisbee delivers, Acoustic, melodic, earnestly upful pop., while The Daily Mirror said Lisbee's tender inquisitive songs follow an attractive, harmony rich and melodically sure path between pop and folk structures. A unique genre-less artist who is slowly but surely making her global mark. The suits who choose the Mercury prize nomination albums should take note. Maverick Magazine wistful English melancholy with a soul undertow, and a sweet folk-pop voice. MOJO Bound for gloryan exquisite slice of traditional songwriting The Times

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The Hackensaw Boys

on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 at Cardiff The Full Moon 7:30pm

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Alim Kamara

on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

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 award winning lyricist, Alim Kamara from Sierra Leone, is quickly building a reputation as a didactic role model when it comes to the arts. From hip-hop to ancient storytelling, Alim has taken his words and works internationally including the US, Canada, Holland and his home town in Sierra Leone. Tonight with a live band Alim performs works from his first book of poetry and his hip hop EP released in July 2014. A live band brings energy and rhythms to his words in motion.

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Steve Ashley

on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Steve Ashley

on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Jim Mclean

on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 at Chesham Folk Club 8:30pm - 11:00pm. Door open 8:15

Jim McLean is a composer, musician and singer-songwriter. His music is acoustic-based and live performances usually contain a blend of Traditional, self-penned and covers from his favorite artists. Originally from the west cost of Scotland, you can tell he grew up listening to Alex Campbell and the like, but has developed a warm and gritty style all of his own . He has always gone down a storm at Chesham.

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The 12th London African Music Festival Presents Lorraine Lionheart (botswana)

on Tue, 23 Sep 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lorraine Lionheart is one of the new faces on African music scene. Born and raised in the Kalahari Desert, in Botswana and lived for several years in Harare the capital city of Zimbabwe before moving to Birmingham England. Her unique blend of African rhythms and soul gives her music an uplifting energy and soulfulness that makes her music comes alive in any setting. In her festival debut she leads her cracking 4-piece band.

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My Sweet Patootie

on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath Doors 7.15pm, start 7.45pm

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Carrie Elkin

on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 at London The Slaughtered Lamb Doors 7.30pm

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'a Bud Or Two For Jake: A Celebration Of The Music Of Jake Thackray'

on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Green Tape Presents... 'A Bud or Two for Jake: a celebration of the music of Jake Thackray' This one-off event celebrates the music and life of Jake Thackray, one of the finest singer-songwriters of the last 50 years. Taking his cue from French chansonniers like Jaques Brel and George Brassons, Thackray was a totally unique writer and performer, delivering stories full of warmth, humour, despair, and pathos with an astonishing lyrical agility. The night will be headlined by John Watterson aka Fake Thackray, long-recognised as the best Jake tribute act in the UK today. 'We can't have Jake back but this is the next best thing - a real tribute' - Mike Harding 'It is marvellous that Jake Thackray's treasured songs ride again. They are in safe hands' - Ralph McTell John Watterson - http://www.fakethackray.com/ Support comes from critically acclaimed PHILIP JEAYS. Like Jake Thackray, Philip Jeays started writing and performing his own songs after a spell in France as a young man. Whereas Thackray was inspired by Georges Brassens (and considered him the greatest of all songwriters), for Jeays it was Jacques Brel. Critically acclaimed, he has been described as 'a real find' (Telegraph), 'unique' (Guardian), 'vulnerable, vitriolic and cruelly observant' (Glasgow Herald), and as singing songs 'delivered with a sometimes frightening intensity and an often gleeful amount of bile' (Financial Times). They are 'superbly crafted songs, written with a poetic sensibility that is imbued with bitter irony and mordant wit' (Morning Star), and they range from the funny and sarcastic to the romantic and bittersweet.

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The Local Presents: David Thomas Broughton And The Juice Vocal Ensemble

on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 at Bristol The Grain Barge doors at 7.30pm

COLLABORATION: After meeting at SXSW in 2011 Juice and David kept in contact about possibly working together. But getting together at the same time is difficult for artists who are busy with their own projects, particularly if one is based in the Far East. Finally in 2013, during a couple of short trips back, David gathered the group in his home town of Otley to spend a few hours recording. The album spans the hymnal to human beatbox, discord to angelic harmony, with lyrical themes displaying the weaknesses of men, via rural imagery and sombre love songs, to the decline of northern industry and pub brawls. David had some basic ideas; Juice had no idea what they would be faced with. After some short discussion and a little practise the part-improvised tracks were recorded by Phil Snell at LIMBO studios in Otley. All parts were recorded live in one take and kept sparse, underpinned by David's gentle and often imprecise guitar playing as the accompaniment to four voices. DAVID THOMAS BROUGHTON David occupies a contentious position, divides opinion, unsettles, is self-consciously clumsy, hilarious, beautiful but above all memorable. Walls of noise and layers of beauty interweave and delight at every turn. Many people use loops these days. Broughton includes the glitches, mistakes, and the resulting comedy in his act, works with what he has, and moves on. Broughton writes songs of beauty, with classic themes of love, pain, hurt, suicide, depression, teenage angst etc It's just they come out with a comedic twist and are rarely reproduced in a live setting as they are heard on record. www.davidthomasbroughton.co.uk 'If you have a heart, Outbreeding (2011) will put it through the gauntlet. If you have a brain, Outbreeding will make you use it. It's a perfectly weighted exhibition of its creator's talents and capacity, both fulfilled'. Drowned in Sound (9/10 review) 'Straddling the line between music hall turn and avant-garde performance artist, Broughton's live show is not to be missed' - Mojo (May 2011) 'Arguably the most staggering live musician in the country' - Mojo (August 2010) Performing Live at No Direction Home Festival, UK, Jun 2012: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIS21Z6PnQ8 Live at WNYC 2011: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09kkJWjMvHY Music videos for previous album 'Outbreeding': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jclc3fq3Z7s&list=PL0D3DF40215601E19 JUICE VOCAL ENSEMBLE Juice are an experimental vocal trio who explore new a cappella music that defies genre. They'll do anything from ethereal, stratospheric classical sounds to spooky bluegrass, beatboxing to hollering. They have performed fiendish avant-garde pieces by the likes of John Zorn, Meredith Monk and Morton Feldman, but also turn their hand to inventive covers of Guns 'n' Roses, Kraftwerk and Rihanna. They have commissioned and performed work by composers including Gavin Bryars, Shlomo, Mica Levi (aka Micachu from Micachu and The Shapes), Anna Meredith and award-winning folk artist Jim Moray. www.juicevocalensemble.net 'The 21st century's answer to the Swingles or the King's Singers' - The Times 'The irrepressible Juice Vocal Ensemble an all-female trio of astonishing variety, spark and brilliance is proof that the sap is still rising in classical music' - The Observer 'Sassy, vibrant and enthralling' - The Irish Times 'The range of this new young vocal trio is immense, their a cappella journeys on this debut album taking in everything from traditional folk to Berio-esque deconstructions, delivered with perfect pitch and an ear for the most apt harmony' The Independent Studio session for Soundcheck, WNYC, New York: http://soundcheck.wnyc.org/story/juice-vocal-ensemble-in-studio/ Juice with MaJiKer, Sweet Child of Mine by Guns n Roses: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gf-4vVtlBGs Juice with MaJiKer, Only Girl In The World by Rihanna: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pocGiD88gp8&list=UUeBKhTIPSQOrwC9pyHXs3wg

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The Whitetop Mountain Band

on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes Doors 7:30pm On stage 8:00pm Finish 10:15pm

The Whitetop Mountain Band is a family-based band from the highest mountains of Virginia. Whitetop, Virginia is an area rich in the old time music tradition; this band has deep roots in mountain music. The members have done much to preserve the Whitetop region's style of old time fiddling and banjo picking and are legendary musicians and teachers of the style. At the same time, Whitetop Mountain Band shows are very versatile and entertaining containing everything from fiddle/banjo instrumentals to powerful solos and harmony vocals on blues, classic country, honky tonk, traditional bluegrass numbers, old timey ballads, originals, and four part mountain gospel songs. Shows also include flat foot dancing. The band is well known for their high energy and charisma on stage. The Whitetop Mountain Band is one of the most popular dance bands of the Appalachian Mountains. They have a great following at square dances all over Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky at venues like the Carter Family Fold. The band has also performed at all sorts of venues throughout the United States from festivals to concerts, competitions, and colleges. The Smithsonian Folklife Festival, National Folklife Festival, World Music Institute in NYC, Carter Family Festival, Dock Boggs Festival, World Fair, Virginia Arts Festival, Floydfest, Ola Belle Reed Festival and Merlefest are a few of the many festivals the band has performed at.

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Dervish

on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 at Clitheroe The Grand 7pm

County Sligo's finest export, Dervish are one of the great bands ever to have come out of Ireland and in 2014 celebrate 25 years together. Fronted as ever by singer Cathy Jordan, regarded by many as the most distinctive voice and finest frontwoman in Irish traditional music today, the line-up of fiddle, flute, bouzouki, mandola, bodhran & accordion draw from seemingly limitless depths of talent, finesse, subtlety and fiery energy. Exceptional musicianship, breathtaking vocals, vibrant sets of tunes and instantly compelling songs all come together to make Dervish as complete a band as are to be found anywhere in the tradition. Onstage, the band's live shows are characterized by their carefully crafted arrangements, as they continue to explore the endless rhythms and complexities that go to make great Irish music. It is not without good reason that Dervish have become one of Ireland's most enduring bands, with a following that has grown wherever they play around the world - whether representing celtic music at major festivals, playing at The Great Wall of China or setting the room ablaze in the US on St Patrick's Day, Dervish continue to travel the globe, setting the standard for great, authentic Irish music wherever they go. www.dervish.ie If Dervish are in town or anywhere remotely within reach don't dare miss them - Chicago Herald Twelve tracks of pure class their best album yet - Irish Echo on their 2013 album The Thrush in the Storm

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Phil Beer

on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 at Stourbridge Katie Fitzgerald's Doors 8pm

Phil is one of the most popular ambassadors for acoustic roots music. A dazzling instrumentalist, he is perhaps best known as a top flight fiddler and plays in the all-star line-up, Feast of Fiddles. But his skills don't stop there, he also plays slide, Spanish and tenor guitar, mandocello, viola, mandolin and South American cuatro, not to mention contributing rich vocals. Born in Exminster, Devon, he started to play fiddle, guitar and mandolin while still at school in Teignmouth and habitually credits Davey Graham's Folk, Blues & Beyond as his inspiration for acoustic music. He played his first gig at 14 and started working as a duo with Paul Downes in 1974 (their Live at Nettlebed CD has recently been released). He was then in the Arizona Smoke Revue and a key member of Johnny Coppin's band. His impressive track record also includes touring with Mike Oldfield and being a member of the feted Albion Band from 1984-1991. Show of Hands became a full-time partnership in the early 90s, a band that has gone on to sell out the Royal Albert Hall three times and who were voted Best Live Act, by the public, at the 2004 Folk Awards. Phil, who also has his own Phil Beer Band, famously guested on the Rolling Stones Steel Wheels album and Steve Harley's Poetic Justice. As a composer, Phil has written many numbers including the stunning instrumental The Falmouth Packet for SoH's album Witness. As a solo artist he released Rhythm Methodist in 2004, a double album of songs and instrumentals (re-released on the Talking Elephant label this year) while his enviable versatility is shown in the imminent Hard Works compilation of two earlier albums and a long-awaited five disc boxed set of archive, new and live music and video. Phil is also in demand as a producer, co-producing (with Steve Knightley) Jez Lowe's Jack Commons Anthem among others. This year Phil formed his own label, Chudleigh Roots, producing Jackie Oates' highly acclaimed second album, The Violet Hour and an album by Singer Songwriter Tom Palmer, and most recently Isambardes 'Telling Tales. In the meantime, Show of Hands go from strength to strength with the critically acclaimed release, Arrogance, Ignorance and Greed and two great tours to finish off 2010.

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Sean Taylor.

on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8pm.

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Wizz Jones

on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

This pioneer of the British folk scene has just turned 75 but happily shows no signs of retiring yet! A hugely influential musicians' musician, Wizz is also a fine singer and a delightfully modest performer with a wide repertoire of modern songs, blues and original numbers. We have enjoyed his playing so many times over the decades.

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Wizz Jones

on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

This pioneer of the British folk scene has just turned 75 but happily shows no signs of retiring yet! A hugely influential musicians' musician, Wizz is also a fine singer and a delightfully modest performer with a wide repertoire of modern songs, blues and original numbers. We have enjoyed his playing so many times over the decades.

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Carrie Elkin Band

on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 at Lewes The Con Club Doors 7.30pm

We are super excited about having Carrie back in Lewes with her band this time. Carrie toured here earlier in the 2013 with her old friend Sam Baker but she's returning in 2014 with her own band and with a new CD that is currently in production. "I have never seen a performer so in love with the act of singing. That's the gospel truth. Onstage Elkin was simply a force of nature, offstage her eyes retain an impish 24/7 twinkle. So twinkle, twinkle... Maverick Magazine

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Willy Porter And Luke Jackson

on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 at Hutton Rudby Village Hall Doors 7.30pm - Show 8.00pm

WILLY PORTER It's been a few miles across America, Canada, the UK and Europe since Willy Porter released his debut CD, The Trees Have Soul in 1990. Back then he traveled in his Volkswagen selling discs out of the trunk, mesmerizing audiences with his guitar chops and original tunes. In 1994, he released his second independent CD entitled, Dog Eared Dream. The album marked Porter's artistic growth from his constant touring and a more developed songwriting perspective. The song Angry Words became a top-10 staple on Triple AAA radio stations around the USA. This radio success established Porter as a nationally recognized artist, and brought the inevitable major label bidding war to a boil. Dog Eared Dream highlighted his pop songwriting sensibility and also his acoustic guitar work that would grow into a style uniquely his own a mixture of Leo Kottke, Michael Hedges, Richard Thompson and Lindsey Buckingham. He would ultimately sign with Private Music/BMG in 1995. European and American tours with Rickie Lee Jones, Tori Amos and The Cranberries followed over the next year and a half. Amos summed up her thoughts by saying Willy plays rhythms that make me want to crawl inside his guitar and sleep there forever. Private Music went super nova in 1997, and Porter was left in contractual limbo with BMG. Porter regained momentum in 1999 when he signed with San Francisco-based Six Degrees Records and released the folk-pop gem, Falling Forward. Produced by Grammy winner Neil Dorfsman (Dire Straits, Sting), Falling Forward contained the radio friendly tracks Mystery & Cut the Rope. National tours commenced with legendary artists Paul Simon, Sting, Jeff Beck and Jethro Tull. In 2002, Porter brought seemingly disparate elements together on his eponymous self-titled disc, Willy Porter. The album combined his fiery acoustic guitar work with career defining songwriting and vocal workequal parts rock muscle, and folk-based intimacy. Willy Porter showed his growing vocal talents as he sidestepped through various character songs with power and detailed subtlety. In 2003, the solo live album High Wire Live would further forge Porters' relationship with his growing audience. It clearly showcased his mastery of the acoustic guitar in his most comfortable environmenthis live show. He continued to stretch over the next couple of years morphing performance art, live audio looping, and improvisational sketch comedy into his solo whistle stops. Each tour date became a unique event, a musical experience much greater than just a review of past, present and future recorded work. Porter's combined experience at both major and independent record labels ultimately fueled the drive to release a wider variety of music on a more frequent basis, and led Porter to start his own imprint, Weasel Records in December 2005. Since then he has released, Available Light and How to Rob A Bank (eOne Distribution) through this independent label as well as produced and released two discs for singer/songwriter Natalia Zukerman. Porter then began a unique collaboration with Carpe Diem String Quartet called the mealies. Adding an acoustic guitar and vocals to a traditional string quartet, the mealies have captivated audiences throughout the Midwest and captured one of their performances as LIVE AT BoMA released on Weasel Records in 2010. Porter's most recent release brought him back to his roots with an acoustic focus and is a collaboration with Milwaukee area singer Carmen Nickerson. Cheeseburgers & Gasoline was recorded at Porter's home studio and captured live largely as they would be heard at a live show. Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, has described Porter's musicianship this way: Willy Porter's music demonstrates admirably that the technical excellence of his guitar-playing will never overwhelm the essence of the song itself. In perfect symbiosis, the disciplines of performance and songwriting combine together to create the unique work for which he is admired by professional peers and audiences alike. Oh and a damn fine singer too. Thank goodness he doesn't play the flute. LUKE JACKSON - Luke is a rising 19 year old Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent , and 2013 saw him nominated for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. With a bold, show stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer demonstrating an astonishing maturity. He has been making ripples on the live acoustic scene supporting such luminaries as Show of Hands, Paul Brady, Chris Wood, Steve Knightley, Karine Polwart and Oysterband. Last autumn he made his debut in Scotland, winning praise for a stand-out voice, songwriting skill and stage presence that completely belies his years. His debit album More than Boys, produced by the acclaimed Welsh singer-songwriter Martyn Joseph, launched at the Shrewsbury Festival, has been receiving plaudits from critics and airplay on numerous radio stations and 2014 sees the release of his accomplished follow up album, Fumes and Faith, which Luke has co-produced with Cardiff-based American record producer Mason Neely It's a belting roots and blues infused album of 11 original songs and his voice is richer, his fan base is bigger and he has delivered startling performances on the UK festival scene, from Cambridge to Sidmouth and The Great British Folk Festival. With a wealth of finely-observed narrative songs, The album emphasises the exceptional maturity and versatility of one of the most exciting young singer songwriters and live performers on the scene! an outstanding heir to the likes of Richard Thompson and Martin Simpson - Acoustic magazine A great singer, a great songwriter and a really commanding presence..I watch everything this young chap does with a considerable amount of interest and an equal measure of amazement. Mike Harding A fantastic voice, a great year and a terrific new album - Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2 For a while after Nic Jones and Chris Wood there was a big gap and you wondered where the next generation was coming from now Luke's the next guy John McCusker Luke has already acquired both an unmistakable voice and a strikingly individual vision, so has a tremendous head start on the competition fRoots An assured second albumhis guitar playing is sweet and stylish and his voice is growing in command The Telegraph A sumptuous voice loaded with maturity and a melodically blessed guitar style with wisdom and musical clout beyond his teenage years we'll be hearing much more of Luke Spiral Earth A young man enjoying some notable patronage a debut album of surprising maturity and a compelling listen Properganda A maturity beyond his 18 years reminiscent of a young Tim Buckley with a touch of Nizlopi thrown in for good measure- Northern Sky One of the strongest first albums I've heard in absolutely ages. This is an album to buy now and be able to say 'I was there'.- FATEA Luke Jackson sings with an extraordinarily rich voice and possesses a guitar technique astonishing for one so young. I first heard him sing four years ago and even then his songwriting suggested a performer of rare promise Steve Knightley, Show of Hands This teenager has a voice you could get lost in. He has a musical maturity and a songwriting ability that belies his years. His roots may be firmly within folk music but his exuberant stage performance suggests emerging rock star! London Life

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Spin Cycle: A Sonic Journey Into The World Of Spin

on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

The finale of Yan Tan Tethera a season of events inspired by textiles and folk sees sonic arts collective sampler-cultureclash cook up a storm of sampling shenanigans. Bringing textiles, folk song and machines from the Isle of Skye to Cecil Sharp House, expect an evening of loops, oscillations and rotations. There will be knitters, weavers, textile machines, traditional musicians and Gaelic song, combined with electronic, visual and sonic artists.

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Phillip Henry And Hannah Martin

on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 at Porlock Village Hall 8.00pm (doors open 7.30pm)

Winners of Best Duo at the BBC Folk Awards 2014, this truly unique young duo are at the forefront of the new global folk movement. They will amaze you with their astonishing instrumental virtuosity, their genre-bending material and their warm personalities. A force to be reckoned with!

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Paul Liddell + The Hallelujah Trails + Dominic Crane

on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, Music from 8pm

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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Blue House Music Presents... Paul Liddell + The Hallelujah Trails + Dominic Crane The welcome return of Paul Liddell to Green Note sees him top off a great line-up of Blue House Music acts which is as exciting as it is eclectic. Paul's music is best experienced in the flesh as his witty, charming stage presence belies a sanguine edge to his perfectly crafted songs. And despite the wizardry that he uses onstage, it is all about the songs with Paul. His welcoming, warm singing voice embraces rather than broadcasts the melodies and an exceptionally fluid guitar style testifies rather than dazzles. Check him out online - www.paulliddell.com North London's finest The Hallelujah Trails' infectious enthusiasm for their craft is their most potent weapon but the stagecraft is nothing without the songs. Oh the songs! Jeremy Mendonca's quirky, almost psychedelic rockabilly-bluegrass whimsies have their perfect foil in the tight harmonies and bass playing of Anna Robinson, and together they will move your toes and your heart in equal measure. www.thehallelujahtrails.com Shipped in from Birmingham for the night, Dominic Crane brings his pop-folk melody-driven tunes to Camden. Dominic's history includes spells as a signed artist with Rumblefish (East West) and Low Art Thrill (Island), and his low-key approach to publicity shouldn't fool you - this hidden gem is writing great tunes that you will whistle all weekend. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4m2fXabQmY

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A Day's Work By Mick Ryan - 2pm Show

on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 at Ashburton St. Lawrence Chapel 2pm

A Day's Work: Folk opera written by Mick Ryan Using original songs, spoken verse, monologue, dialogue and movement, A Day's Work tells the story of a group of farm labourers, members of a 'mummers' team, who join up, or refuse to join up, and end up on that first day. It examines the themes of peace, war, love, hate, courage and cowardice. There are TWO performances on 25 Sept, at 2pm and 7pm. This page is for the 2pm show.

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A Day's Work By Mick Ryan - 7pm Show

on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 at Ashburton St. Lawrence Chapel 7pm

A Day's Work: Folk opera written by Mick Ryan Using original songs, spoken verse, monologue, dialogue and movement, A Day's Work tells the story of a group of farm labourers, members of a 'mummers' team, who join up, or refuse to join up, and end up on that first day. It examines the themes of peace, war, love, hate, courage and cowardice. There are TWO performances on 25 Sept, at 2pm and 7pm. This page is for the 7pm show.

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Jim Causley & Lukas Drinkwater

on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 at Exeter Starz Bar Doors open 7.30pm Start time 8.15pm

DOORS OPEN 7.30PM START TIME 8.15PM We are delighted to host an evening with the fabulous Jim Causley & Lukas Drinkwater. Five times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jim Causley is a singer/accordionist who is passionate about traditional song and particularly that of his native Devon. Jim recorded an album of the poems of his distant relative, Charles Causley to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of this celebrated Cornish poet. Jim has set to music a diverse selection of Causley's poems to give the audience a taster of the poet's great body of work. The album Cyprus Well was recorded live in Charles Causley's house in Launceston, Cornwall and many of the tracks feature Charles' own piano. The album also features guest appearances from vocalist Julie Murphy of Welsh band Fernhill, Canadian harpist Ceri Owen-Jones, Jiggerypipery's fiddler Carl Allerfeldt plus native Cornish ambassadors Dalla and revered guitarist Pete Berryman's trio PB3. He is joined by guitarist Lukas Drinkwater. Lukas is best known as the bassist with festival favourites 3 Daft Monkeys, and for his solo work. Jim & Lukas have been working together since 2013. Jim Causley's Cyprus Well made The Telegraph's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2013'The whole album evokes the graceful charm and character of a true English gentleman from a bygone age.' ★★★★ The Telegraph

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Jim Causley & Lukas Drinkwater

on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 at Exeter Starz Bar Doors open 7.30pm Start time 8.15pm

DOORS OPEN 7.30PM START TIME 8.15PM We are delighted to host an evening with the fabulous Jim Causley & Lukas Drinkwater. Five times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jim Causley is a singer/accordionist who is passionate about traditional song and particularly that of his native Devon. Jim recorded an album of the poems of his distant relative, Charles Causley to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of this celebrated Cornish poet. Jim has set to music a diverse selection of Causley's poems to give the audience a taster of the poet's great body of work. The album Cyprus Well was recorded live in Charles Causley's house in Launceston, Cornwall and many of the tracks feature Charles' own piano. The album also features guest appearances from vocalist Julie Murphy of Welsh band Fernhill, Canadian harpist Ceri Owen-Jones, Jiggerypipery's fiddler Carl Allerfeldt plus native Cornish ambassadors Dalla and revered guitarist Pete Berryman's trio PB3. He is joined by guitarist Lukas Drinkwater. Lukas is best known as the bassist with festival favourites 3 Daft Monkeys, and for his solo work. Jim & Lukas have been working together since 2013. Jim Causley's Cyprus Well made The Telegraph's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2013'The whole album evokes the graceful charm and character of a true English gentleman from a bygone age.' ★★★★ The Telegraph

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Will Wilde Band

on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors at 8pm. Music starts at 8.30 ends at 11pm

Will Wilde picked up his first harmonica at the age of 16 and played it until his lips bled. Weaned on the likes of Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson and Buddy Guy, Wilde grew up steeped in traditional Chicago Blues yet his focus as an artist remains resolutely on the future. Wilde fuses raw blues with rock, soul and funk. He takes what's authentic and powerful about the music he grew up loving and introduces other influences without losing the heart and conviction of the blues. His live show has been described as: "A masterclass of blues harp playing, bar none." (Blues in the North West). Wilde made his first album when he was 19, Nothing but Trouble, which was well reviewed in 'Blues Matters' and 'Blues in Britain'. In 2011 he signed a two album deal with Rock the Earth Records. His first album with Rock the Earth, Unleashed, is described as: "An exemplary album with an extraordinary variety of styles" (Bluesbreeker NL) and "Pure, simple and low-down... vocal in classic Sam Cooke Mode" 8/10 (Blues in Britain). On his latest album Raw Blues, Wilde returns to his roots paying homage to the stripped down Chicago blues that first inspired him to play. Raw Blues features Richard Newman on drums (Rory Gallagher, Steve Marriot, Sam Brown), Stuart Dixon on guitar (Eddie Floyd, Geno Washington, Marcus Malone) and Victoria Smith on Bass (Girls with Guitars, Dani Wilde, The Ramonas).

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Will Wilde Band

on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors at 8pm. Music starts at 8.30 ends at 11pm

Will Wilde picked up his first harmonica at the age of 16 and played it until his lips bled. Weaned on the likes of Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson and Buddy Guy, Wilde grew up steeped in traditional Chicago Blues yet his focus as an artist remains resolutely on the future. Wilde fuses raw blues with rock, soul and funk. He takes what's authentic and powerful about the music he grew up loving and introduces other influences without losing the heart and conviction of the blues. His live show has been described as: "A masterclass of blues harp playing, bar none." (Blues in the North West). Wilde made his first album when he was 19, Nothing but Trouble, which was well reviewed in 'Blues Matters' and 'Blues in Britain'. In 2011 he signed a two album deal with Rock the Earth Records. His first album with Rock the Earth, Unleashed, is described as: "An exemplary album with an extraordinary variety of styles" (Bluesbreeker NL) and "Pure, simple and low-down... vocal in classic Sam Cooke Mode" 8/10 (Blues in Britain). On his latest album Raw Blues, Wilde returns to his roots paying homage to the stripped down Chicago blues that first inspired him to play. Raw Blues features Richard Newman on drums (Rory Gallagher, Steve Marriot, Sam Brown), Stuart Dixon on guitar (Eddie Floyd, Geno Washington, Marcus Malone) and Victoria Smith on Bass (Girls with Guitars, Dani Wilde, The Ramonas).

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Southdowns Folk Festival 2014

on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 at Bognor Regis The Regis Centre 7.30pm(26 Sept ), 10am-11pm ( 27/28 Sept)

The 2014 Festival promises to be even bigger & better than the hugely successful 2013 event. Located in The Regis Centre, beautiful Hotham Park and other venues around Sunniest Bognor Regis, the Festival will feature some superb headliners and other great music and dance acts, sessions, workshops, ceilidhs plus quality food, crafts, real ale and excellent childrens` entertainments with nowhere more than a 10 minute walk away! Headliners already confirmed: OYSTERBAND, DAVE SWARBRICK & MARTIN CARTHY, DERVISH, JEZ LOWE & THE BAD PENNIES with more to follow... Full details at http://www.southdownsfolkfest.co.uk/

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Steve Knightley

on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 at Lowdham Village Hall Doors 7.30pm, Concert 8pm

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

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Porchlight Smoker

on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 at Portsmouth The Square Tower Doors 7.15PM

Conjures some of the outlaw spirit of Steve Earle.steeped in classic imagery.anyone with a passing interest in roots music will understand, appreciate and enjoy. (Fatea Magazine) Timeless, fusing elements of bluegrass, country and folk. Not every day you hear so many instruments played - guitar, banjo, mandolin, double bass, sparse percussion and even a jew's harp. Lots of strings..I like that!! (Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6) We were lucky enough to catch this talented 4 piece at last year's Maverick festival - and let us tell you, any band that can shake, rattle and roll the Barn stage to it's foundations at 11 o clock in the morning really does have something going for it! Their high energy rockin' brand of Americana bought smiles to everyones faces, and we knew then and there that we would have to get them down to the Square Tower for you. Bluegrass of the highest calibre, with soaring harmonies and foot-stomping rhythm! (Americana UK) Porchlight Smoker will be celebrating the release of their 3rd album with us, and they comprise: Scott Smith - Guitar, lapsteel, banjo, harmonica, mandolin, clarinet and vocals Steve Bell - Banjo, guitar, harmonica, mandolin and vocals Fred Gregory - Guitar, mandolin and vocals Scott Warman - Stand-up bass and vocals Often described as the real deal, every Porchlight Smoker show is different and no song is ever performed quite the same way twice! They play a varied and at times virtuoso repertoire that mixes self-penned works with covers made very much their own. A range of instruments, including banjo, guitar, lapsteel, stand-up bass and mandolin, even clarinet, accompany the bands trademark four part vocal harmonies. What The Critics Are Saying.. Laced with splendid musicianship, pleasing harmonies, enchanting stories and beautiful compositions, Porchlight Smoker 2 is a gem. (Maverick Magazine) Porchlight Smoker are a lovely band. (Bob Harris) We saw an absolutely knock out set from these guys recently. best live gig we've had this year. Their passion and enthusiasm was infectious! (brightonacoustic.com)

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Oysterband

on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 at Matlock Bath The Grand Pavilion Doors 7.30pm

Oysterband make a modern, folk-based British music, acoustic at heart, sometimes intense, sometimes rocking. Since 1978 they've toured in 35 countries - festivals, concerts, bars, rallies, jails, bring 'em on! - won 5 BBC Folk Awards and made 12 studio albums and one DVD. Oysterband's John Jones, Alan Prosser, Dil Davies, Ian Telfer and Al Scott will make this a very special night at The Grand Pavilion Matlock Bath. Whilst influenced by all manner of music, culture and style, the heartbeat of the band is a deep-rooted love of the traditional music of Britain. The original band formed around 1976, now with 20 studio and 5 live albims under their belts, the current Oysterband are releasing their latest studio album on Navigator Records 'Diamonds On The Water' on 17th February 2014. See Oysterband play on our showreel here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79VC4o1HMZk Websites: www.oysterband.co.uk www.thegrandpavilion.co.uk Tickets £18 adv £20 doors To reserve tickets, email details to; andie@flyingtomatomusic.co.uk Tickets will also be available from the Grand Pavilion Box Office at the Mining Museum SOON! Doors 7.30pm Bar available All standing

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Flossie Malavialle

on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 8.15 pm (doors 7.45)

The most wonderful French export to the UK, Flossie Malavialle will delight with her superb singing and unique humour, some very French, some VERY Darlington, her UK home town. This is her first visit to Wessex Acoustic and long overdue!

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Flossie Malavialle

on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 8.15 pm (doors 7.45)

The most wonderful French export to the UK, Flossie Malavialle will delight with her superb singing and unique humour, some very French, some VERY Darlington, her UK home town. This is her first visit to Wessex Acoustic and long overdue!

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Lucy Ward

on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing Bar opens at 6.30 pm, doors at 7.30 pm

Lucy is a lovely young talent with a breath-taking presence on stage. Her totally unpretentious outlook and her warmth melts the hearts of audiences wherever she performs. Her disarming personality, strong, pitch perfect delivery and the maturity of her songs can reduce an audience to tears, but a Lucy Ward set will always send you away feeling uplifted. Lucy has that extra something that will see her reach the top echelon in the folk world.

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Willy Porter

on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 at Penrith Playhouse Doors 7.30pm - Show 8.00pm

It's been a few miles across America, Canada, the UK and Europe since Willy Porter released his debut CD, The Trees Have Soul in 1990. Back then he traveled in his Volkswagen selling discs out of the trunk, mesmerizing audiences with his guitar chops and original tunes. In 1994, he released his second independent CD entitled, Dog Eared Dream. The album marked Porter's artistic growth from his constant touring and a more developed songwriting perspective. The song Angry Words became a top-10 staple on Triple AAA radio stations around the USA. This radio success established Porter as a nationally recognized artist, and brought the inevitable major label bidding war to a boil. Dog Eared Dream highlighted his pop songwriting sensibility and also his acoustic guitar work that would grow into a style uniquely his own a mixture of Leo Kottke, Michael Hedges, Richard Thompson and Lindsey Buckingham. He would ultimately sign with Private Music/BMG in 1995. European and American tours with Rickie Lee Jones, Tori Amos and The Cranberries followed over the next year and a half. Amos summed up her thoughts by saying Willy plays rhythms that make me want to crawl inside his guitar and sleep there forever. Private Music went super nova in 1997, and Porter was left in contractual limbo with BMG. Porter regained momentum in 1999 when he signed with San Francisco-based Six Degrees Records and released the folk-pop gem, Falling Forward. Produced by Grammy winner Neil Dorfsman (Dire Straits, Sting), Falling Forward contained the radio friendly tracks Mystery & Cut the Rope. National tours commenced with legendary artists Paul Simon, Sting, Jeff Beck and Jethro Tull. In 2002, Porter brought seemingly disparate elements together on his eponymous self-titled disc, Willy Porter. The album combined his fiery acoustic guitar work with career defining songwriting and vocal workequal parts rock muscle, and folk-based intimacy. Willy Porter showed his growing vocal talents as he sidestepped through various character songs with power and detailed subtlety. In 2003, the solo live album High Wire Live would further forge Porters' relationship with his growing audience. It clearly showcased his mastery of the acoustic guitar in his most comfortable environmenthis live show. He continued to stretch over the next couple of years morphing performance art, live audio looping, and improvisational sketch comedy into his solo whistle stops. Each tour date became a unique event, a musical experience much greater than just a review of past, present and future recorded work. Porter's combined experience at both major and independent record labels ultimately fueled the drive to release a wider variety of music on a more frequent basis, and led Porter to start his own imprint, Weasel Records in December 2005. Since then he has released, Available Light and How to Rob A Bank (eOne Distribution) through this independent label as well as produced and released two discs for singer/songwriter Natalia Zukerman. Porter then began a unique collaboration with Carpe Diem String Quartet called the mealies. Adding an acoustic guitar and vocals to a traditional string quartet, the mealies have captivated audiences throughout the Midwest and captured one of their performances as LIVE AT BoMA released on Weasel Records in 2010. Porter's most recent release brought him back to his roots with an acoustic focus and is a collaboration with Milwaukee area singer Carmen Nickerson. Cheeseburgers & Gasoline was recorded at Porter's home studio and captured live largely as they would be heard at a live show. Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, has described Porter's musicianship this way: Willy Porter's music demonstrates admirably that the technical excellence of his guitar-playing will never overwhelm the essence of the song itself. In perfect symbiosis, the disciplines of performance and songwriting combine together to create the unique work for which he is admired by professional peers and audiences alike. Oh and a damn fine singer too. Thank goodness he doesn't play the flute.

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The Dovetails Trio

on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

This new, young threesome combines the distinctive voices and acclaimed instrumental talents of Jamie Roberts (renowned for his singing and driving guitar), Rosie Hood (Fred Jordan Memorial Award-winning singer) and Matt Quinn (melodeon, mandolin and fiddle player). The trio perform England's traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, exploring familiar narratives and modern themes with infectious energy and a passion for musical heritage. NOTE: THE COST OF ADMISSION FOR THIS CONCERT INCLUDES FREE 2014/15 MEMBERSHIP OF THE CLUB

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Blue Rose Code

on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 at Saltburn The Victoria 7.30pm

SOS favourite Blue Rose Code returns to the Vic!!! http://www.therealdannythompson.co.uk/Home.html http://www.bluerosecode.com/ http://www.franccinelli.com/

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The Carrivick Sisters In Concert

on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 at Wigan Parish Church Doors 7.00p.m Concert 7.30pm

Identical twins Charlotte and Laura have grown up writing and playing music together. Their style combines elements of Bluegrass with strong English roots influences. Playing a wide range of instruments and bringing to their original songs an instinctive sibling harmony, they offer a memorable evening of songs that seem to have existed forever ( A bit like The Band). The Carrivick sisters have released 5 albums to wide critical acclaim from, amongst others, Mike Harding and Ralph McTell. ( " From the Fields and " Over the Edge " are superb) An indication of their talent is that they were invited to play at the prestigious "South by South-West Festival" in Austin Texas. By popular demand we are pleased to welcome back the inimitable Des Horsfall as special guest.

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Keston Cobblers Club

on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

www.kestoncobblersclub.com www.facebook.com/kestoncobblersclub www.twitter.com/kestoncobblers Please feel free to Like Launderette Sessions on Facebook and follow @LaunderetteSess on Twitter. Tickets £15 in advance or £18 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact 0191 3841412 for further information. Mix of seating (limited) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We now have an drinks licence. Real ales, lagers, wines. ciders and spirits will be served along with OCC Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course soft drinks. About Keston Cobblers Club: 'Guide to Escaping' Tour 2014 Based on folklore but full of modern kick, the Keston Cobblers Club was formed by siblings Matthew and Julia Lowe, who gathered school friends to revive the legacy of the old struggling Cobbler of Keston and his foot-stamping, shoe-scuffing music club. With beautiful harmonies, an oom-pah tuba line and a mish-mash of accordion, guitar, banjo, piano, harmonica and mandolin, the Cobblers make music that will make you dance until your shoes wear out. Having played BBC Radio Two sessions for the likes of Dermot O'Leary and Steve Lamacq, the band have also been championed by the BBC's Bob Harris and Simon Mayo, as well as the Financial Times among others. They've played festivals including Glastonbury, Secret Garden, Bestival, Green Man and Cambridge Folk Festival, and have been winning over audiences all over the country. Following two packed headline tours earlier this year and a busy summer playing festivals across the UK and Europe, Keston Cobblers Club return to play a UK headlining tour in September and October 2014 in support of their Pocket Guide to Escaping EP, which is released September 1st 2014. Every song is an absolute killer! Dermot O'Leary, BBC Radio Two One of the best new discoveries I've made Steve Lamacq, BBC 6 Music If summer should ever arrive, its soundtrack should be 'Beam' **** Financial Times

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Mississippi Records On Tour

on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 at Brighton West Hill Centre 7.00pm

If You've Got Ears, You've Got To Listen + Tatty Seaside Town presents MISSISSIPPI RECORDS ON TOUR - 'A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music according to Mississippi Records' - A film & talk presentation + Marisa Anderson (live) + Lori Goldston (live) + Dragging An Ox Through Water (live) Friday 26th September The Westhill Community Hall, Brighton Doors 7.00pm Tickets £8- ALL AGES - B.Y.O.B. A once in a blue moon showcase that features a brand new live film/talk/slide show presentation by Eric Isaacson (Mississippi Records label boss and store owner) plus THREE live acts, all of whom have released records on the Mississippi Record label. Marisa plays emotive acoustic and electric whirlwinds, Lori wanders across borders with her atmospheric cello playing and DAOTW gloriously ruptures songs rooted in folk and country traditions. After the hugely successful 'I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore: Mississippi Records and Alan Lomax archive' Tour Qu Junktions is super proud to bring you this exciting Mississippi Records bundle. Mississippi Records is modern day record phenomena, where there is never a dull moment and run with the care and passion that it is hard to suppress. Based in Portland, Oregon, USA it is a very local shop and a very outernational record label that has released unheralded lost classic's from all over the globe, collections of Harry Smith's anthologies as well as Alan Lomax's recordings, some truly amazing compilations that wear the compilers tastes loud and proud as well as some punky and quick off the shelf undercover albums that sell out pretty much as soon as they are made. Eric Isaacson who helped set up and runs a lot of the Mississippi Records labels and shop activities is also a wonderful, playful and sincere guide through the highs and lows of music history with a keen eye on the marvellous outsider types. For this tour he will introduce a brand new show film/talk presentation and his fellow travellers are three musicians with super strong ties to the label, all on the bill and performing. Details on the full evening entertainment including the film/talk and the musicians can be found below. 'A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music according to Mississippi Records' Mississippi Records has a new concoction, this live presentation from Eric Isaacson, is a combination of film, slide show, lecture and soundscape. It instinctively and idiosyncratically illustrates a entire history of recorded music (focusing on Eric's patch, North America!), from the birth of the first star in the universe all the way to the dark ages of the 1980's. The ultimate intention of this travelling exhibition is to give the audience a sense of wonder; that anything is possible and art is worth doing. Tonally, the presentation navigates into the outer reaches, bypassing academic stuffiness in favour of entertainment value and immediacy. All materials will be from Mississippi Records vast and seldom seen archive of film, music and art. This whirlwind 90 minute sound and visual representation will attempt to sum up as many important points in the evolution of recorded music that can be done in such a short amount of time. Subjects hit upon include - - The cosmic patterns that resemble music generated by stars being born and dying. - The musical patterns in the natural world that work on the same principals as music. - The untold early history of recording technology (including tales of Archeoacoustic technology that allows us to hear recordings from 2,000 years or more ago, cat pianos, the phonautogram which reproduces sounds from dust and much more) - The rise of the blues, rock and roll, and other revolutionary American music forms and their subsequent destruction by the powers that be - Hopeful messages about the future - 45 minutes of incredibly vibrant archival footage of some some the greatest musicians on Earth (as well as some novelties) including Bo Diddley, Rosetta Tharpe, The Collins Kids, Gary Davis, and the Staple Singers. Mississippi Records has produced over 280 releases on LP & cassette tape that crisscross's borders, digging up joyous albums, singles and unheard songs and sounds that where being left under the bed, out in the shed and unloved by most record companies. They have managed to do this on a shoestring budget, without ever advertising or engaging in promotion of any kind & distributing only through DIY avenues. Much is disputed or simply unknown about the mysterious, iconic label Mississippi Records, but a few facts are clear. Based on Mississippi Avenue in Portland, Oregon, like its namesake record shop, the label has spent most of the last decade releasing and selling fine vinyl-only releases and reissues of roots, gospel and unclassifiable obscurities, alongside essential new music from the lively art-punk scene. Eric Isaacson, one of the three dedicated people running the label, insists, It's still amateur hour round here. We are inclined to disagree, but when J. Spaceman describes Mississippi's output as unbelievably beautiful, who are we to argue? - BILL KOULIGAS, Drapper Magazine MARISA ANDERSON Living in Portland Oregon, Marisa Anderson is a composer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who works both solo and in beautiful tandem. Inspired by Delta blues, West African guitar, country and western radio from the 60′s and 70′s, gospel, noise, rhythms, cycles, mortality, and praise. Featuring an impressive 12 improvisations for guitar and lap steel Marisa has released two albums on Mississippi. In the past two years, Anderson's music has landed her slots with artists including Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The Devil Makes 3 and Sharon Van Etten. 'Mercury'is the brilliant new album of acoustic and electric whirlwinds from Portland, Ore., guitarist Marisa Anderson. Through its 16 tracks, Anderson unfolds as a master of stylistic swivels, pushing from steady-handed blues staggers to open-road pontifications, from understated ragas to psychedelic meditations with a deliberate quality that belies the record's title. She's a fleet, dexterous picker with a broad sense of what her guitar can do; through all those looks, however, she never discards the melody or the cadence for flashy technique or selfish tangents. - Pitchfork.com May 2013 marisaandersonmusic.com/ LORI GOLDSTON Based in Seattle, Lori Goldston is a cellist with an emotional and magic touch. Classically trained and rigorously de-trained, possessor of a restless, semi-feral spirit, Lori Goldston is a cellist, composer, improvisor, producer, writer and teacher . Her voice as a cellist, amplified or acoustic is full, textured, committed and original. She wanders recklessly across borders that separate genre, discipline, time and geography, performing in clubs, cafes, galleries, arenas, concert halls, sheds, ceremonies, barbecues, and sanctuaries. Collaborations famously include being thrown in the dark end with Nirvana and enjoying the songs of David Byrne and Cat Power. Lori also co-founded Black Cat Orchestra and has been key to Earth live shows. She has received commissions to do live scores for several silent films. The pieces on her new LP 'Creekside' on Mississippi all carry a certain level of austerity and gravitas, though they never come off as cold. On the contrary, they are warm emotional pieces of music played by someone who really knows their way around the cello. https://soundcloud.com/blackcat DRAGGING AN OX THROUGH WATER Brian Mumform's Dragging an Ox through Water perform songs rooted in folk and country traditions, though ruptured, complicated, and complimented with broken textures of feedback, drones, tape hiss, and homemade oscillators. Chance elements and candlelight sensitive instruments destabilize customary electro-amplified-tightness & introduce improvisation to the recitation of these songs. Brian also plays in Sun Foot, Jackie-O Motherfucker, Deep Fried Boogie Band, & Jewelry Rash. He runs a small cassette & CDR label called Musical Impressions (or muim000). Brian has collaborated with TJO, Chris Johanson, John Wiese, Makino Takashi, John Butcher, Gino Robair, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Vic Chesnutt, Pete Swanson, and many others.

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Gentle Men: Roy Bailey & Robb Johnson

on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 at London Kings Place 8pm

A history of the First World War through the lives of Pt Ern Johnson & Pt Harry Jenner This abridged version of Robb Johnson's highly acclaimed song suite Gentle Men focuses on his grandfathers' experience of the war. The songs present the effect of history on two of its statistics, two ordinary soldiers, two gentle men, who survived the war but were forever in its shadow. This shorter version is particularly relevant to the coming year's commemoration of the centenary of start of The War To End All Wars, as it places real individuals, our everyday lives, at the centre of the narrative & understanding of history's great events. 'A folk classic' Guardian 'In all the artistic commemoration of the First World War, I wager nothing will show more humanity or understanding than Gentle Men, Robb Johnson's song cycle about his two grandfathers' BBC Radio 2 'It's a wonderful mixture of the political and personal that stretches over their entire lives as young men, soldiers in the trenches, working in the 30s, eventually becoming fathers and grandfathers. A really moving piece of work.' Billy Bragg 'Throughout, Robb Johnson's sensitive songwriting has triumphed in this collection of songs. A brilliant project to soundtrack the looming centenary of the start of the Great War.' The Living Tradition

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Hattie Briggs Trio

on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

It's refreshing to hear songs and performances that don't adhere to fashion or hype, but move you because of conviction and purity Alex Huskisson Severn FM Hattie's impressive and unorthodox journey through the folk and acoustic music scene began with her decision in January to drop out of a Russian degree at Oxford University and return to her Gloucestershire home to focus on songwriting. Since then it's been full steam ahead for the 21year-old, with debut EP 'My Shepherd's Hut' under her belt and the single 'Pull Me Down' reaching number 19 in the iTunes singer songwriter chart. Recognition of the strength of her musical ability resulted in a nomination in this year's prestigious BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards. TV and radio exposure followed; with key live performances on the BBC Introducing stage at Wychwood Festival and support to Seth Lakeman at Monmouth Festival, plus a featured artist in a recent emerging talent documentary by BBC Introducing In The West. With a relentless creative fire inside, inspired by Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and Katie Melua, Hattie has been busy recording her debut album at Monnow Valley Studios, produced by Peter Waterman and Dan Cassidy, brother of the late Eva Cassidy. Her new single 'Old Eyes' features jazz musician, Alec Dankworth and will be released on 22nd September. The song has reached the semi-finals of the UK Songwriting Contest and the release will be associated with a full touring schedule. Trio - Hattie Briggs, guitar, keyboard and lead vocals, Asha McCarthy, cello and bv's, Henry Fraser, cello and bv's www.hattiebriggs.co.uk Twitter - @HattieBriggs Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hattie-Briggs-Music/204022719673744?ref=hl

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James Bell & The Half Moon All Stars

on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 at Oxford Jericho Tavern Doors at 8.00pm

A night of tradition and dance with: https://www.facebook.com/pages/1AfroFusion-Rhythm/111469258868004 https://www.facebook.com/threepennybit https://www.facebook.com/jamesbellcentral https://www.facebook.com/thehalfmoonallstars

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Balkan Brass Presents Bobok

on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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The Buffalo Skinners / Boss Caine

on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 at York The Basement 8PM

Fresh from their performances at Galtres, The Buffalo Skinners and Boss Caine (band) get together for a terribly fantastic night of music in one of York's more intimate venues. Buy now to avoid disappointment! £5 Advance Ticket from here Tickets £6.50 on the door. T H E B U F F A L O S K I N N E R S https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1xgMF4nhBI The Buffalo Skinners began life as a busking band in 2010, channelling old folk and skiffle heroes to appreciative ears in northern coastal towns.Four years together now finds them leaning towards a fuller electric sound borrowing from 60's rock & roll, British invasion bands and still, from their first love, folk. Their live show comes equipped with infectious energy and an arsenal of instruments; Fender Rhodes Keyboard, Violin and Accordion, topped off with their signature 'harmonious vocal cacophony.' All designed to directly be the cause of a good time. Their first album 'The Buffalo Skinners' was awarded five stars out of five and 'best of the bunch' by Rhubarb Bomb Magazine and was a mainstay in the KSPC Americana charts throughout 2012. Later in the year the band gained attention by receiving a string of plays on BBC national radio -including the Steve Lamacq show - with their single 'Sam's Chop House / Lost & Gone.' The Buffalo Skinners also appeared on the BBC 2 television documentary, 'Towns.' Last Summer they recorded their second album 'The Other Nine to Five' in Los Angeles, collaborating with local musicians from 'The Wild Reeds' and 'Sadie & the Blue Eyed Devils.' They also performed at Hollywood and Sunset Strip's most exciting venues including; 'Hotel Cafe,' 'The Spare Room' at The Roosevelt Hotel, 'Harvard & Stone,' and 'The Satellite.' Following the success of their album release tour, which culminated with a sell out show at The Dublin Castle, London, The Buffalo Skinners continued to France for the band's first foray into Europe. You can catch them at one of the many Summer festivals they are playing at this year and in the meantime, you can listen to their entire discography for free on Bandcamp. It has already made a big impression with some very well respected judges: "Fantastic." Bob Harris - BBC Radio 2 "I love The Buffalo Skinners, everything they do is energetic, warm and makes you want to dance and sing and drink and smile." Mike Garry - Poet "Jolly exciting!" Cerys Matthews, BBC 6 Music Buskers made good! Steve Lamacq, BBC Radio 1 Their creativity and outstanding total musicianship makes me feel nothing less than that they are not only a band on the rise' but are headed for the upper-echelon class in only matter of time. - Forkster "I've never seen The Duchess so packed out for a supposedly unsigned, undiscovered and under the radar band" - Jericho Keys, BBC Introducing "A mature well considered collection of songs *****" - Rhubarb Bomb Links: www.thebuffaloskinners.com B O S S C A I N E https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10153311042091959&set=vb.705506958&type=2&theater Boss Caine are a folk/americana collective from York formed around the songs and music of singer-songwriter Daniel Lucas (aka GT Turbo). After spending time in London Dan returned to his home town of York and put together the revolving line-up of local musicians that would become Boss Caine. Years of hard living, hard drinking and love turned sour inform Boss Caine's music that is for the large part acoustic and at times visits some quite dark places, but is ultimately carried along by a healthy dose of Northern positivity and stoicism. Dan's recently been recognised for his talents with airtime on Radio 2, including a session for 'Whispering' Bob Harris. Boss Caine, with the man with "the voice that makes Louis Armstrong sound kinda girly". https://bosscainemusic.bandcamp.com/

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Hissyfit: Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards Doors 7.30 pm for 8 pm start

There's something about female a capella harmony singers, which, when good and accomplished, is very special - and this duo are certainly that. Based in East Yorkshire, Hazel Richings and Linda Kelly began singing together to take advantage of their joint love of traditional songs. Then, inspired initially by her interest in the demise of the East Coast fishing industry and the people of Hull, Linda began to write her own songs, with Hazel providing haunting harmonies to make them eminently effective. They now sing at folk and maritime festivals all over England, and some of Linda's songs have been taken up by several well-known artists. So expect a good mix of traditional and contemporary songs with a bit of a maritime slant, and a dash of humour to season this unique blend of voices.

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Phil Beer

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at Woodmancote New Village Hall Doors/bar opens at 7.00pm.Concert starts at 8.00pm

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The Coal Porters Featuring Sid Griffin

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at Durham Shadforth Village Hall doors 7pm

Website - http://www.sidgriffin.com/about-the-coal-porters/ Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l4cmNNZTDM&feature=player_embedded#t=0 Tickets £15 in advance or £17 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette or Hall Volunteers. Contact 0191 3841412 for further information. Doors 7pm. Support around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. 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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Brooks Williams

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre Doors 7:30pm

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The Willows

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

The Willows are a folk roots family band from Cambridge. Fronted by the breathtaking voice of Jade Rhiannon, supported by rich vocal harmonies and sensitive acoustic musicianship the band draw inspiration from the British Folk and Americana traditions in equal quantity. Debut album Beneath Our Humble Soil was released in 2013, has been championed by the likes of Mike Harding and Bob Harris and was nominated for Best Debut Album in the Spiral Earth Awards 2014. Husband and wife, Cliff and Jade Ward, sister Prue Ward, housemate Steve Maclachlan and an unexpected find in the free-ads, Ben Savage began singing and writing songs together in the spring of 2010. Within a few months The Willows were plying their trade in numerous folk and acoustic clubs across the UK, supporting the likes of LAU, Uiscedwr, Seth Lakeman, Peatbog Faeries and Lucy Ward along the way. Favourable reviews of their 2011 self-titled EP were followed up with standout festival performances at the likes of Cambridge Folk Festival, Folk By The Oak, FolkEast, Towersey Festival and Secret Garden Party, helping build a reputation as a compelling live act. Debut album Beneath Our Humble Soil was released on 11th February 2013 on Elk Records. Recorded in a selection of living rooms, hotels and garages, the record was recorded soley by the band themselves and produced in conjunction with BBC Folk Award Winner Stu Hanna (Megson, Lucy Ward, Show of Hands, Faustus). The release caught the attention of BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris, who having already played a number of tracks from the album invited the band in for a live session midway through their UK tour. The band have also featured on The Mike Harding Folk Show, Folk Radio UK, BBC Introducing, BBC World on Three, Genevieve Tudor, Iain Anderson, Bob's Folk Show and received numerous enthusiastic reviews, including 4½ stars from Maverick Magazine. The band's love of writing about people, their lives and their stories is abundantly clear throughout the record: The banjo-driven stomper Bella's Fury tells of a remorseless woman who kills her husband; the beautiful stillness of This Book of Ours depicts two childhood sweethearts nearing the end of their time together; while Worker's War (written for Jade's father) tells of a loyal man unfairly stripped of his employment. Despite covering so many of the darkest places possible, Beneath Our Humble Soil is by no means a depressing listen; the band have a knack of conveying human spirit through their music, and perhaps most notably, this spirit remains at the heart of the album. Following the release of EP Bella in September, the band returned to the studio to embark on their 2nd full-length release. BOB HARRIS, BBC Radio 2 "...Absolutely gorgeous sound, a lovely album..." 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!" MAVERICK MAGAZINE "...The Willows are a breath of fresh air to the folk music community... " KERRY DEVINE, BBC INTRODUCING "Beautiful... I have a lot of love for this band!" www.thewillowsband.co.uk

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Craig D'andrea & Trevor Gordon Hall

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at Cardiff The Full Moon 7pm

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27-09-2014 Lynne Hanson

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at Marlow Christ Church URC 7.30pm

Americana, roots music, rough-around-the-edges folk. Canadian songwriter Lynne Hanson prefers porch music with a little red dirt. Hanson songs are like a favorite pair of jeans. They're rough around the edges, faded and worn through in spots, with a bit of honestly-acquired dirt ground into the seams. And they're expressed in a rich voice coupled with accomplished guitar playing that demands repeated listening. Hanson grew up in Ottawa Canada, and starting playing guitar when she was 14, learning on a hand-me-down from an older brother. She released her award-winning debut album Things I Miss in 2006, and with tales to tell, two more albums quickly followed Eleven Months (2008) and Once the Sun Goes Down (2010). Each new release garnered critical praise, earning Hanson a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination in 2009, an invitation to the Kerrville Folk Festival as a New Folk Finalist, and a year later the prestigious Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award handed out annually by the Ontario Arts Council. Then silence: A four-year hiatus from recording. It was time to kick dirt over the tracks on the trail. Lynne took some time to take control of her personal life and with it, a new approach to song writing. Her fourth studio album slated for release in Fall 2014 River of Sand is the creative output of that very personal journey.

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Mad Dog Mcrea

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at Southampton The Talking Heads Doors: 7.30pm

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Melissa James

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at Bristol St Mary's Church - Fishponds Doors: 7pm, Start: 7.45pm, Finish: 10pm

The arrival of Melissa James' debut album, Day Dawns, was much welcomed when it released in summer 2012. Greeted with rave reviews and a top 10 position in the EuroAmericana Chart, it perfectly showcases the vocal and song writing talents of a singer who had been modestly working the music scene for many years. Drawing upon the soul and gospel she'd listened to in her youth and her latter day music influences, the album is a collection of songs crafted from a place of depth and integrity. Think Lizz Wright meets Amos Lee as they cross paths with blues man, Eric Bibb and you'd be getting close. Melissa's music fuses her love of blues, folk, country and jazz bundled in a package of soul, taking you on mini detours which draw you into her sometimes raw and innermost thoughts. Combined with the velvety power through which she delivers, expect a performance which will leave your spine tingling. The fourth in her mini series of church concerts, this is an acoustic performance with just vocals and guitar. "They don't write 'em like that anymore...except they do. Superb singer in classic mould." Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music "Melissa's vocals are sensitive, soulful and emotional and the musical arrangements totally sublime." Maverick "Day Dawns is in exceptional debut." All About Jazz "Magnificent debut album..." Jazzwise http://melissa-james.com For more information contact: melissajamesconcerts@gmail.com

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Juwon Ogungbe - A Matinée Solo Performance. Presented By The 12th London African Music Festival

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 1pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 1pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 1.30pm. 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 2.15pm. 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 12th London African Music Festival presents... SOLO PERFORMANCE BY JUWON OGUNGBE Pianist and vocalist Juwon Ogungbe has been one of the mainstay of UK African music for the last 30 years performing in a wide range of settings. This afternoon session sees him playing solo on piano as it allows him to stretch his songs as he finds new twist and turns to his songs from his current CD Life Force Music.

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Carthy, Hardy, Farrell & Young | Rachel Newton

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

A one-off, double bill of gigs from some of the female forerunners on the contemporary folk scene. With a feast of fiddles and voices to boot, the formidable Eliza Carthy MBE, Bella Hardy, Lucy Farrell and Kate Young perform songs from their debut collaborative album Laylam. Enjoy a performance from singer, harpist and multi-instrumentalist, Rachel Newton, as she launches her second album Changeling.

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Before The Gold Rush @ The Slaughtered Lamb

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at London The Slaughtered Lamb Doors at 7.30pm. Music starts 8pm.

The finest folk and Americana live music night in London.

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Dan Bettridge + Gianna Lauren + Joe Bayliss

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at Cardiff Dempseys 8:00pm

Fizzi & BlueBox present DAN BETTRIDGE with support from GIANNA LAUREN JOE BAYLISS Saturday 27th September 2014 Four Bars at Dempseys 8pm / 18+ £4adv DAN BETTRIDGE Dan Bettridge is a 21 year-old singer songwriter from Ogmore-by-Sea in Wales, UK. I saw him live at Green Man Festival and went and bought his EP straight after", "Really talented guy!" - Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1 Beautiful, troubadour voice - Dermot O'Leary, BBC Radio 2 This is not some flash in the pan, his song writing is already at a level well beyond his years, He has all the tools here to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Ben Howard - Stereoboard For a young man of 20, he has the soulful voice of a life well lived and his lyrical content is way beyond his years. It's almost like in a previous life he was a drifter in 1930s/40s Chicago - I Am Music TV Official website: http://danbettridge.com/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/DanBettridge Facebook: www.facebook.com/danbettridgemusic Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/dan-bettridge GIANNA LAUREN Gianna Lauren is a project of atmosphere, voice and warm guitar tone. The onstage charisma and the aura within her tenor is remarkable. Adaptation, longing, and displacement; melodies breathe as if they pulse, sharing space with stringed instruments and thoughtful tendencies. http://giannalauren.bandcamp.com/ http://acrosscanadawithus.tumblr.com/ JOE BAYLISS Scott Matthews, Nick Drake, John Martyn-esque. Old school singer-songwritery style from Nanook of the North. ------------------------------------------------- Bluebox Promotions - BlueboxCardiff@live.co.uk Fizzi Events - Music@Fizzievents.com Twitter: @BlueboxPromo @Fizzievents @FourBarsCardiff Facebook: www.facebook.com/BlueBoxPromotions www.facebook.com/Fourbarscardiff www.facebook.com/Fizzievents -------------------------------------------------

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Najma Akhtar

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at Dorchester Arts Centre 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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Najma Akhtar

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at Dorchester Arts Centre 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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Lizzy Nunnery & Vidar Norheim

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at Glossop The Oakwood 8.30pm

Lizzie and Vidar's first album Company of Ghosts was nominated for Best Debut in the Spiral Earth Awards and Radio 2's Mike Harding listed it in his top 10 albums of the year. In 2012 they released their acclaimed second album Black Hound Howling, bringing together ballads of apocalypse with anticapitalist anthems and beat poetry. July 14th marks the launch of their new EP: Songs of Drink and Revolution, the second release on their own label RedThread. The five new songs were recorded in Liverpool with some of the city's finest musicians, capturing an energised and immediate live sound. Borrowing ideas from Leonard Cohen, Dylan Thomas and Tony Benn, these are politically charged songs but also intimate storytelling pieces looking at the big issues from personal perspectives. Capturing the talents of trumpeter Martin Smith, guitarist Martin Heslop and Dean Ravera on double bass, the arrangements shimmer with passion and imagination, drawing vibraphone, synth and harmonium in to the pallet. Fans of previous tracks such as England Loves a Poor Boy and Poverty Knocks will not be disappointed by the bite and fire of these new recordings. 'A great CD well worth checking out Really inventive writing.' Mike Harding on 'Songs of Drink & Revolution' 'This is an inspiring recording, it sparks with great writing, great performance and great arrangement and yes, it's poetry.' Neil King, Fatea Folk on 'Songs of Drink & Revolution' 'An inspired collection' David Kidman, fRoots magazine on Black Hound Howling 'It's hard to imagine a record more original from any emerging artists.' Clive Pownceby, Folk North West on Black Hound Howling 'This multi-talented songstress is evidently one of the great new voices of British folk.' Eleanor Dickinson, The Journal 'Rebel folk endures and develops uniquely just listen to Lizzie Nunnery.' Ed Vulliamy, The Observer http://www.nunnerynorheim.com/

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Joe Topping

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at Water Yeat Village Hall Doors 7:30pm, 8:00pm start

Joe is a singer-songwriter who has been described as a cross between Ry Cooder, Woody Guthrie and Paul Brady. He has a voice that can move from velvet soft to steely and powerful. One of the most beautiful voices I have heard Chris While. ** Cabaret style seating. No bar, bring your own drinks! **

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Chris While & Julie Matthews

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at Hepworth Village Hall Doors 7:30 Start 8:00pm

Our new season gets off to a great start with the brilliant Chris While and Julie Matthews, two of our favourite artists. 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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Steve Tilston And Grace Notes

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at Keighley Exchange Arts Centre Doors at 7.30pm

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Boat To Row

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe Doors 7.00pm Gig 8.00pm

Bar only (no food)

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What The Freak? 6th Birthday With James Holroyd [back To Basics/bugged Out]

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 9pm

Doors open 9pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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What The Freak? 6th Birthday With James Holroyd [back To Basics/bugged Out]

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 9pm

Doors open 9pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Vin Garbutt

on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Winner of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards "Best Live Act" Award 2001 Powerful, hugely moving, warm, humane, inspired, funny and gut wrenchingly honest. These are just some of the superlatives used to describe Vin's performance. Vin's career has spanned over 40 years of constant world wide touring which must make him some kind of elder statesman of folk. His songs are inspired by the folk tradition, but have transformed into gritty social comment and life observations. He is renowned for his hilarious intros, but for him his song lyrics are the crux of his performance. Vin cuts through the bull, grasping those he meets firmly by the hand and shaking them up with a dose of laughter and tears. It's a true gift to be able to make us laugh and squirm at the same time, but Vin does both. He should be prescribed on the National Health. - English Folk Dance & Song Society. Every budding singer-songwriter please take note: attending a Vin Garbutt concert is now mandatory before your first public performance. Garbutt is the undisputed master of communicating with an audience. - Penguin Eggs Magazine. Canada Winner of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards "Best Live Act" Award 2001 Honorary Degree of Master of Arts awarded to Vin by Teesside University in 2001 for his music and his services to the arts and culture of the area of the North East of England. BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Nominee for "Best Live Act" Award 2007

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Nyckelharpa Workshop Led By Vicki Swan

on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 1pm to 3pm

The nyckelharpa is the most ethereal of instruments, nearly lost to the world but kept safe in a small region of Sweden. This wonderful instrument is now coming to Twickfolk. The UK nyckelharpa project's aim is to take nyckelharpas around the country and conduct workshops introducing as many people to this wonderful instrument as possible. If you've seen a nyckelharpa and would like a go, this workshop is for you. For two hours you'll get to be up close and personal with a nyckelharpa and learn a few simple tunes. Workshop price includes £5 entry for the evening concert (ie £3-5 discount)

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Nyckelharpa Workshop Led By Vicki Swan

on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 1pm to 3pm

The nyckelharpa is the most ethereal of instruments, nearly lost to the world but kept safe in a small region of Sweden. This wonderful instrument is now coming to Twickfolk. The UK nyckelharpa project's aim is to take nyckelharpas around the country and conduct workshops introducing as many people to this wonderful instrument as possible. If you've seen a nyckelharpa and would like a go, this workshop is for you. For two hours you'll get to be up close and personal with a nyckelharpa and learn a few simple tunes. Workshop price includes £5 entry for the evening concert (ie £3-5 discount)

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Swedish Tunes Workshop (for Any Instrument) Led By Vicki Swan

on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 4pm to 6pm

Following on from the early afternoon Nyckelharpa workshop Vicki will head a Swedish Tunes Workshop for any instrument £10 workshop (participation gets £5 entry to evening concert) NB Suitable for instruments capable of playing in D/G

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Swedish Tunes Workshop (for Any Instrument) Led By Vicki Swan

on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 4pm to 6pm

Following on from the early afternoon Nyckelharpa workshop Vicki will head a Swedish Tunes Workshop for any instrument £10 workshop (participation gets £5 entry to evening concert) NB Suitable for instruments capable of playing in D/G

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Guitar Workshop "playing In Dadgad Tuning" Led By Jonny Dyer

on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 1pm to 3pm

DADGAD guitar workshop Beginner-Intermediate Using this alternative 'modal tuning' to accompanying tunes and songs. This workshop will look at the way that this different tuning changes the relationship between melody and chords - and how the guitar can be used for playing the tune, a harmony, bass, chords and 'percussion' - possibly all at the same time. We will break down a traditional(ish) song and look at varying accompaniment styles to create a progressive performance that can adapt to reflect the words of the song.

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Guitar Workshop "playing In Dadgad Tuning" Led By Jonny Dyer

on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 1pm to 3pm

DADGAD guitar workshop Beginner-Intermediate Using this alternative 'modal tuning' to accompanying tunes and songs. This workshop will look at the way that this different tuning changes the relationship between melody and chords - and how the guitar can be used for playing the tune, a harmony, bass, chords and 'percussion' - possibly all at the same time. We will break down a traditional(ish) song and look at varying accompaniment styles to create a progressive performance that can adapt to reflect the words of the song.

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Vicki Swan And Jonny Dyer

on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer have developed a strong reputation for a delivering great performances time and time again. Once known mainly for for their instrumental skills with Scottish smallpipes, accordion and Swedish nyckelharpa, they are now being accepted as impressive song arrangers and writers. Vicki & Jonny effortlessly blend traditional material with contemporary interpretations whilst equally creating original self penned tunes and songs that are entirely at home in the tradition. Out of this combination they have developed a sound that is both familiar and fresh.

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Jess Klein

on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, See Greennote.co.uk for start time

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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "I pulled no punches on this album," Jess Klein says of her new album Learning Faith. "It's edgy and brutal, but it was inspired by a genuine love for this world." Over a career that spans more than a decade and a half and has won her a devoted worldwide fan base, Kleinwho possesses what Mojo magazine calls "one of those voices you want to crawl up close to the speakers to listen to" and a knack for writing songs that the Cape Cod Times has described as "fully realized, finely observed and deeply felt"has pursued a remarkable creative evolution that's seen her dig ever deeper for resonant emotional insights, while continuing to refine her eloquently melodic, effortlessly accessible songcraft. As the New York Times noted, Klein is an artist who "has country roots, but who pushes her songs toward philosophical thoughts." Learning Faith which marks Klein's third collaboration with veteran producer Mark "Professor Feathers" Addisonboasts ten personally-charged new originals that rank with her most compelling and illuminating work. Such bracing tunes as "Surrender," "So Fucking Cool," "Wish," "Long Way Down" and "If There's A God" (which she was inspired to write after protesting in support of State Senator Wendy Davis' pro-choice 2013 filibuster at the Texas state capitol building) embody the complementary mix of personal fearlessness and musical craftsmanship that define Klein's music. "It felt a little different this time," the artist notes. "It was the first time that I ever went into a record really feeling that I'd paid my dues, and that now I'm just gonna do and say whatever I want. I finally feel like I really don't care what anybody thinks. That felt huge, and it felt really empowering. I felt comfortable going as dark as I could, and not feeling like I had to pull back from that. "It's also the first time I've started a record with a concept and tried to follow it through," she explains. "After I wrote the song 'Learning Faith,' that started me thinking about writing a whole album of songs about the process of developing faithfaith in people, faith in the universe, faith in a higher power. I wanted each song to be about some kind of struggle with faith, and asking what faith really means to me. "Another thing that's different for me on this record," Klein continues, "is that I'm willing to admit that I don't have the answer. When you're starting out as a younger artist, you can get away without being forced to look at yourself or ask why you're doing this, and what you can really offer. As you get older, it starts to feel more urgent, like 'OK, if I'm gonna drag myself all over the world singing these songs, I've got to get out of this what I came here to get.'" Learning Faith's rich emotional and musical palette is consistent with the level of commitment that Jess Klein has always brought to her music. The Rochester, NY native taught herself to play her father's acoustic guitar in her teens, and began writing songs as a college student in Kingston, Jamaica. After graduation, she relocated to Boston, where she began performing locally and won acclaim for her self-released debut album Wishes Well Disguised. The attention helped to win her a deal with the Rykodisc label, for which she recorded the albums Draw Them Near and Strawberry Lover, which were warmly received by critics as well as Klein's growing audience. Klein's growing notoriety led to such milestones as an appearance on TV's Good Morning America, and a performance for an audience of 70,000 at Japan's Fuji Rock Festival. By 2008, when she relocated to the independent-minded musical mecca of Austin, TX, Klein had parted ways with Rykodisc and returned to her D.I.Y. recording roots. She continued to stake out brave new lyrical and musical territory on such albums as 2006's City Garden, 2009's Bound to Love and 2012's Behind A Veil, while continuing to tour throughout North America, Europe and Japan. She also became a beloved presence on her adopted hometown's music scene, while collaborating with such fellow troubadours as Jon Dee Graham, Butch Hancock, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Jimmy LaFave, Slaid Cleaves, Will Sexton, Ray Bonneville, Radney Foster, Randy Weeks, Matt the Electrician and John Fullbright. "This can be a hard job, and it does require a certain amount of faith to continue doing it," Klein observes, adding, "There have been several points where I've questioned my career choice. But every time I've gotten close to feeling defeated, I've pulled myself back up and come out of it stronger. And the more times I choose to keep doing it, the stronger I feel about it, and the stronger I feel about reaching a little deeper and putting everything out on the table. "When you're younger, you don't totally know who you are yet, and you're still trying to figure things out. Now I feel more at ease with who I am and why I do this. My motivation now for playing music is to connect with people, and to do that by connecting with myself, which is the hardest and scariest part. "The reward," she concludes, "is those moments where all the other bullshit subsides and you have a total, pure connection with the audience, or with just one person. I feel so blessed to be able to have this connection with people that's based on something real. That's what I look for now."

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Cigdem Aslan With Special Guest Louis De Bernieres

on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 at London Union Chapel 7pm - 10pm

one of the best British-based discoveries of the year.. her success is down to her reworking of the old songs with a blend of delicate soulful vocals, subtle theatrics and a stage persona that could switch from stately to slinky and flirtatious The Guardian With character, charm and emotion, Çiğdem Aslan's delightful voice takes audiences on a journey to a café aman music house in 1920s Istanbul, to underground Athens during the turbulent '30s, and further back to the 1900s and the shared culture of Greek and Turkish communities of Izmir (Smyrna) and beyond so lovingly depicted in Louis de Bernières historical novel Birds Without Wings. With passion and humour Çiğdem opens the door on these old songs which speak about everyday life, loves and struggles, featuring colourful characters from petty criminals, folorn refugees, and wide boys, but above all strong women. What Fado is to Portugal, Sevdah to Bosnia, and the Blues to the Mississipi, Rebetiko is to Greece and the Aegean coast. With her band of top-class musicians she revisits the past to make these songs seem as fresh and relevant as if they'd been composed yesterday. This show features as special guest writer Louis de Bernières himself, whose blockbuster Captain Corelli's Mandolin made him a household name. His book Birds Without Wings was set in the historical town of Kayakoy near Fethiye in South Western Anatolia. Louis de Bernières will participate to talk about his love for the region, the music, and what led him to write the book. Following the critical success of her album Mortissa ('a strong independent woman'), Cigdem has toured extensively internationally, and is fast becoming a leading proponent of rebetiko as well as being known for her work as singer with the band She'Koyokh. "a rising star and a truly sublime singer of rebetika... a release of international significance" Evening Standard "possesses the smokiness that marks a true rembetiko singer" National Public Radio USA Aslan's vocals have the right kind of poise - coy one moment, desperate the next necessary to make these famous songs live again. New Internationalist Magazine Tickets Standard: £15 plus booking fee - unreserved seating WWW.CIGDEMASLAN.COM UK tour dates http://www.makingtrackslive.org.uk/#/cigdem-aslan/4584811203

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House Of Hats

on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

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House Of Hats

on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

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Dan Walsh At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub Doors open around 7:30 pm

Touted as one of the finest banjo players in the UK as well as being a superb singer, songwriter and guitarist, Dan Walsh is described as 'the real deal' (UNCUT). His unique and eclectic style, taking in folk, funk, bluegrass and even some Arabic music blew our socks off when he played here along with harmonica player Will Pound and tonight he's got the stage to himself. 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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Folklore Presents .. Cate Ferris (ep Launch)

on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 at London Gallery Cafe 7:45pm

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Tunes Of Note By Patrick Davey

on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 at Belfast Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich 4:00pm

Tá an tradcheoltóir agus múinteoir áitiúil Patrick Davey ag cumadh ceoil le breis is 30 bliain agus chríochnaigh sé tras-scríobh le gairid de níos mó na 200 píosa dá shaothar, dar teideal 'Tunes of Note'. Seolfar Imleabhair 1 & 2 den bhailiúchán ag ceolchoirm speisialta tráthnóna i gCultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich agus áireoidh sé taibhithe ag Patrick agus ag slua de thradcheoltóirí áitiúla ag seinm ceoil as an bhailiúchán 'Tunes of Note'. Local traditional musician and teacher Patrick Davey has been composing music for over 30 years and has recently completed the transcription of over 200 of his compositions, entitled 'Tunes of Note'. Volumes 1 & 2 of the collection will be launched at a special afternoon concert in Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich and will feature performances by Patrick and a host of local traditional musicians, all performing music from the 'Tunes of Note' collection.

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Tunes Of Note By Patrick Davey

on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 at Belfast Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich 4:00pm

Tá an tradcheoltóir agus múinteoir áitiúil Patrick Davey ag cumadh ceoil le breis is 30 bliain agus chríochnaigh sé tras-scríobh le gairid de níos mó na 200 píosa dá shaothar, dar teideal 'Tunes of Note'. Seolfar Imleabhair 1 & 2 den bhailiúchán ag ceolchoirm speisialta tráthnóna i gCultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich agus áireoidh sé taibhithe ag Patrick agus ag slua de thradcheoltóirí áitiúla ag seinm ceoil as an bhailiúchán 'Tunes of Note'. Local traditional musician and teacher Patrick Davey has been composing music for over 30 years and has recently completed the transcription of over 200 of his compositions, entitled 'Tunes of Note'. Volumes 1 & 2 of the collection will be launched at a special afternoon concert in Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich and will feature performances by Patrick and a host of local traditional musicians, all performing music from the 'Tunes of Note' collection.

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Morning Star Fund-raiser With Attila The Stockbroker

on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 2pm

2pm to 6pm Support includes Rochdale folk-singer Icarus Williams who has just completed the 300-mile Peoples March for the NHS from Jarrow to London and 'Butter Fingers' (spoken word to beats).

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Morning Star Fund-raiser With Attila The Stockbroker

on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 2pm

2pm to 6pm Support includes Rochdale folk-singer Icarus Williams who has just completed the 300-mile Peoples March for the NHS from Jarrow to London and 'Butter Fingers' (spoken word to beats).

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Jess Klein

on Mon, 29 Sep 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Over a career that spans more than a decade and a half and has won her a devoted worldwide fan base, Kleinwho possesses what Mojo magazine calls one of those voices you want to crawl up close to the speakers to listen to and a knack for writing songs that the Cape Cod Times has described as fully realized, finely observed and deeply felthas pursued a remarkable creative evolution that's seen her dig ever deeper for resonant emotional insights, while continuing to refine her eloquently melodic, effortlessly accessible songcraft. As the New York Times noted, Klein is an artist who has country roots, but who pushes her songs toward philosophical thoughts.

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Isla St Clair

on Mon, 29 Sep 2014 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Isla St Clair

on Mon, 29 Sep 2014 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Porchlight Smoker

on Mon, 29 Sep 2014 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

Back on home territory at The Greys with a sneak, pre-launch pre-listen and view of their new album. With superb four part harmonies, harmonica, mandolin, lapsteel, guitars, stand up bass, maybe a little clarinet, oh, and banjo, Porchlight Smoker beautifully crafted, top notch songs have earned praise from critics and everyday punters alike. Roots / folk / country / bluegrass - you don't need to label this band, they do it all so so well. '..a lovely band' Bob Harris; 'a timeless record' Tom Robinson; 'absolutely great stuff' Johnny Coppin; 'I just thought wow, amazing, this is great stuff' Dave Cash.

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Never The Bride At The 'famous Monday Blues

on Mon, 29 Sep 2014 at Oxford Jericho Tavern 8PM to 11pm

Check out http://www.famousmondayblues.co.uk for more information

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Never The Bride At The 'famous Monday Blues

on Mon, 29 Sep 2014 at Oxford Jericho Tavern 8PM to 11pm

Check out http://www.famousmondayblues.co.uk for more information

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Carrie Elkin

on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Carrie Elkin is a soulful singer with a gypsy spirit, a songwriter with a keen eye. Inspired by her travels and the many places she has called home Ohio, New Mexico, Colorado, Boston, Austin, she documents the human condition with sensitivity and humour. Carrie is a born performer, possessing an infectious energy that cannot be contained. As Maverick Magazine so eloquently put it: We have never seen a performer so in love with the act of singing. Onstage Elkin was simply a force of nature. I'm thinking Patti Griffin, Nanci Griffith and Iris DeMent. It's spellbinding . . .made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end (Bob Harris, BBC Radio).

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Seth Lakeman

on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 at London The Borderline Doors 7.30pm

Labelled with Love in association with Cooking Vinyl presents a special solo performance from Seth Lakeman plus special guest supports.

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The Roving Crows

on Wed, 1 Oct 2014 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath Doors 7.15pm, start 7.45pm

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Keston Cobblers Club

on Wed, 1 Oct 2014 at Cambridge Portland Arms Doors 7.30pm. Music starts at 8pm.

'Guide to Escaping' Tour 2014 Based on folklore but full of modern kick, the Keston Cobblers Club was formed by siblings Matthew and Julia Lowe, who gathered school friends to revive the legacy of the old struggling Cobbler of Keston and his foot-stamping, shoe-scuffing music club. With beautiful harmonies, an oom-pah tuba line and a mish-mash of accordion, guitar, banjo, piano, harmonica and mandolin, the Cobblers make music that will make you dance until your shoes wear out. Having played BBC Radio Two sessions for the likes of Dermot O'Leary and Steve Lamacq, the band have also been championed by the BBC's Bob Harris and Simon Mayo, as well as the Financial Times among others. They've played festivals including Glastonbury, Secret Garden, Bestival, Green Man and Cambridge Folk Festival, and have been winning over audiences all over the country. Following two packed headline tours earlier this year and a busy summer playing festivals across the UK and Europe, Keston Cobblers Club return to play a UK headlining tour in September and October 2014 in support of their Pocket Guide to Escaping EP, which is released September 1st Every song is an absolute killer! Dermot O'Leary, BBC Radio Two One of the best new discoveries I've made Steve Lamacq, BBC 6 Music If summer should ever arrive, its soundtrack should be 'Beam' **** Financial Times 2014. www.kestoncobblersclub.com www.facebook.com/kestoncobblersclub www.twitter.com/kestoncobblers

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Sturgil Simpson

on Wed, 1 Oct 2014 at Bristol The Tunnels Doors at 7.30pm

CRH Music presents NB Entrance to venue is via Berkeley Road, Bishopston, Bristol BS7 8HQ

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4square

on Wed, 1 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Manchester's ferocious folk foursome 4Square play their music with finesse, fire and virtuosity, yet an understated maturity which has grown throughout their seven year journey as a band. The sight and sound of simultaneous fiddle and clog dancing and virtuosic mandolin will stir the senses and quicken the pulse, galvanised by an engine-room of driving piano and percussion. By contrast, the listener is then stirred and softened by 4Square's mellow, melancholic three part-harmony singing. 4Square are amazing...based on the range of music they tap into: traditional folk, clog dancing, their own compositions, and influences ranging from jazz to Cuban rhythms to Radiohead. (The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2). "Annoyingly brilliant. 4Square, a folk phenomenon." (PJ Wright) "Simply stunning." ( John Tams) "Outstanding musicianship, total assurance, abundant energy and exceeding confidence...Dripping with very obvious talent." (netrhythms)

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The Ta'alu Quartet In The Thames Tunnel Shaft

on Wed, 1 Oct 2014 at London Brunel Museum Concert starts at 7.30pm

The Ta'alu Quartet will explore the rich musical heritage of their members, journeying deep into the lands of Balkan, Klezmer and Arabic music. Ta'alu roughly translates from Arabic to mean 'come with me' and we hope our performance will be an inviting experience for our audience! The Thames Tunnel Shaft is below ground. The air is cool so please dress warmly. We regret no wheelchair access is available.

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Picturehouse

on Wed, 1 Oct 2014 at London Surya Doors 7:30pm

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Cottonwoolf

on Wed, 1 Oct 2014 at Leeds Oporto 8pm - 11pm

EP launch

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No Globe & Friends Present: King Ayisoba

on Wed, 1 Oct 2014 at Manchester The Soup Kitchen 7pm until 10pm

King Ayisoba mixes kologo music from the Upper East Region of Ghana with the energy and flavor of the 'Modern Ghanaian' dance scene. He sings in Frafra, Twi and in English, jumping from his low, guttural growl to moments of piercingly high interjection. Ayisoba plays the kologo, a two-string guitar with a calabash gourd resonator that allows skilled players to double up hard rhythms with twirling melodic refrains. Ayisoba learned how to play the kologo from his grandfather, becoming a musical child prodigy throughout the Bolgatanga area thanks to a steady stream of gigs at weddings, funerals and festivals. After moving to Accra and working with late Hiplife star Terry Bon Chaka, King Ayisoba released his first two albums 'Modern Ghanaians' and 'Africa', becoming a big star in the process.

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Lucy Ward Band

on Thu, 2 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds doors 7.30pm

'Brit-folks most vibrant and forthright new young talent' MOJO Lucy Ward is an award winning 24-year old acoustic artist from Derby. She plays guitar, ukulele and concertina but considers her voice to be her first instrument. After getting her first guitar at the age of 14, Lucy ventured into acoustic clubs, it was there that she first heard the traditional music that she now loves. Captured by the lyrics and stories of traditional song Lucy delved further into the world of folk music, visiting clubs and sessions up and down the country before getting booked to play gigs in her own right. In 2009 Lucy reached the final of the BBC Young Folk Award and she hasn't looked back since! After winning the Horizon Award for best newcomer at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Lucy's career has gone from strength to strength establishing her as one of the hottest performers on the UK Folk scene, pulling a full capacity audience for her Cambridge Folk Festival debut. In 2013 it was announced that she had been nominated for the acclaimed Folk Singer of the Year at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, making Lucy one of the youngest people ever to be nominated for this most prestigious award. Recently, she wrote and performed the soundtrack for a new documentary film called Folie a Deux (directed by Kim Hopkins), which premiered in Amsterdam in November 2012. Her debut album Adelphi Has To Fly was released in June 2011 by Navigator Records and was met with widespread critical acclaim. Lucy was named by MOJO as 'Britfolk's most vibrant and forthright new young talent' and attracted four star reviews from The Guardian and Maverick Magazine among others. She released her brilliant second album 'Single Flame' (again for Navigator Records), on 19 August 2013 to rave reviews. Produced by Stu Hanna (of folk duo Megson), 'Single Flame' is a remarkable album and showcases further development in Lucy's music, singing and musicianship.

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Henry Priestman

on Thu, 2 Oct 2014 at London St Pancras Old Church Doors @ 7.30pm, Music starts 8pm

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be taking place at our alternative home for the evening: ST PANCRAS OLD CHURCH, (London NW1 1UL) DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "It's absolutely brilliant.....he's found his voice!" Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 Henry's solo London debut concert, at the Green Note gig in March 2014 (to launch his latest album) sold out months earlier, so he's very much looking forward to returning to the capital to play at the beautiful St Pancras Old Church on October 2nd. In 2009, Henry (who wrote all those hits for The Christians in the 80's, and Yachts' songs in the 70's) reinvented himself as a singer-songwriter, and released his debut solo CD "The Chronicles of Modern Life" to critical acclaim, and singles from the album (including "Grey's The New Blonde") made it onto the Radio 2 playlist. Proper Records have released the new album, "The Last Mad Surge of Youth", and it's garnering Henry the best reviews he's had in 36 years of releasing records. Here's what they say about the new album: UnCut: 8/10 "...compares favourably to Ray Davies. These are heart-warming self-assured songs from a man confidently declaring that he's not done yet" R2: **** "Clever crafted songwriting...full of proper tunes & grown-up words...a clever, wily, literate writer" Q: ***"It's all bound by Priestman's songwriterly craft: some things age cannot whither" New Zealand, Sunday Star Times ****1/2 (CD of the Week) : "unique clarity, and honesty..." Classic Pop: **** "A lovingly crafted album...his fourth act might be his best" New Zealand, The Dominion Post ****: "Priestman occupies the territory somewhere between Ray Davies' sardonic take on life and Nick Lowe's sly humour"...

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The Willows

on Thu, 2 Oct 2014 at Leicester The Musician Doors 8.00pm

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Andrew Cronshaw & Sans

on Thu, 2 Oct 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

Andrew Cronshaw electric zither, fujara, marovantele, kantele Sanna Kurki-Suonio vocals Tigran Aleksanyan duduk Ian Blake bass clarinet, soprano sax Not-to-be-missed UK performance from multi-instrumentalist Andrew Cronshaw and SANS a collective of musicians who combine individual traditions to create a completely unique sonic world.

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Laurence Jones Band

on Thu, 2 Oct 2014 at Worcester Marr's Bar Doors 8:00pm

Laurence Jones Is 22 years old and is already making a big name for himself. "Laurence is like a young Robin Trower, exciting and full of energy" - BBC Radio 2 The young gunslinger of the blues Laurence Jones has sensationally signed a deal with "Ruf Records". His Debut album for the label and 2nd album for Laurence was recorded at the Legendary Dockside Studio in Louisiana where artists such as B.B King and Derek trucks have recorded. A catalogue of big names appear on the album including Walter Trout, Aynsley Lister, Yonrico Scott, Charlie Wooton and producer Mike Zito. Walter Trout invited the band to support them on his 2013 U.K tour "Laurence is a cross between Eric Clapton & Buddy Guy he is a genius" - "Walter Trout" A Buzz has been building rapidly around Laurence Jones, starting well before the release of his 2012 "Thunder In The Sky". Since then Laurence has clocked up some serious road miles from touring through out the U.K and Europe. "Classic Rock - Blues Magazine" - Call him the "Future of the blues" and the "next big thing".. with 2nd album "Temptation" british band leader Laurence Jones has turned his hot-tip potentil into fully formed brilliance, and officially graduated from boy wonder to main man. The future of British blues? On the strength of this album, don't bet against it "Blues & Soul" - The brand new album on Ruf Records "Temptation" will scoop awards and put Laurence firmly on the map. Get ready to Rock Magazine gave the debut album "Thunder In The Sky" a 5/5***** rating "Laurence Jones is a wise musical head on young shoulders and 'Thunder in the Sky' is an excellent debut album, its worth five stars". Classic Rock magazine quoted Laurence as "Blues Rocks youngest Talent" and was featured on the "Blues Fury C.D along with Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Popa Chubby and many more. www.laurencejonesmusic.com

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Kate In The Kettle

on Thu, 2 Oct 2014 at London Surya Doors 7:30pm

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Olof Arnalds

on Thu, 2 Oct 2014 at Manchester Cornerhouse 7.30pm

Ólöf Arnalds returns with a brand new album, Palme her fourth released via One Little Indian on 29 September. Palme represents Ólöf's most collaborative effort to date, and also perhaps her most profoundly sensual and affecting. Musically, it offers up an astonishing wellspring of fresh ideas and playful experimentation that move the sound on from the acoustic approach that predominantly defined her first three records, Við og Við (2007), Innundir Skinni (2009) and Sudden Elevation (2013). On Palme Ólöf is sensitively backed by two trusted collaborators and friends: Gunnar Orn Tynes (founder of electro-folk collective, múm) and once again, long-term musical foil, Skúli Sverrisson (who has also worked with luminaries Laurie Anderson, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Blonde Redhead). Lead single Patience, written by Skúli (who also shares writing credits for Palme and Soft Living) boasts an almost Polynesian vocal sway while Defining Gender's gentle bossa nova and swelling strings conspire to make it so tender it threatens to burst at any moment. Elsewhere subtle electronics guide Hypnose's gentle propulsion and Half Steady's strange, robotic cacophony. Some songs, such as Turtledove, are brand new, while others are old friends Half Steady was written by Ólöf while still in her teens. Gunnar Orn Tynes significant presence on the record is felt through its programmed electronics and the digital manipulation of some of the instrumental parts new elements that pushed Ólöf out of her comfort zone; for the first time she was writing, performing and recording simultaneously, musical ideas intuitively pieced together or picked apart as they went along. The constant here, of course, is Ólöf's effortlessly distinctive vocal. A voice 'that can silence a room, such is its sweetness' once opined a bowled over Time Out New York and here on Palme it has never been so poignant nor powerfully intoxicating. This show takes place in the Annexe of Cornerhouse, Manchester's main cultural hub, situated on Oxford Road.

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Thu, 2 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors open 7pm. See greennote.co.uk for start time

The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Twice-nominated at BBC Folk Awards, contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding lap-tapping guitar, fiery fiddle and their trademark harmonies, creating a powerful wall of sound. Their third album The Innocent Left, recorded in London with producer Julian Simmons (Guillemots, Ed Sheeran, Albert Lee), explores many and varied topics but remains consistently bound by Gilmore & Roberts' passion for stories. Katriona Gilmore (from Knebworth, Hertfordshire) and Jamie Roberts (Barnsley and proud) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and have released 3 albums together since 2008. Since then, the duo have toured with Fairport Convention, received many prestigious awards and nominations, and performed at some of Britain's largest acoustic festivals. 2014 has seen Gilmore & Roberts bring their music to a whole new audience with tours and festivals in mainland Europe and Canada. 'Best Duo' nominees - BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013 'Gilmore and Roberts take English folk and scuff it up with indie rock drama' - Q magazine 'a sound that many artists would die for' - Spiral Earth www.GilmoreRoberts.co.uk

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Breeze And Wilson - An Intimate Cafe Concert

on Thu, 2 Oct 2014 at Leek Foxlowe Arts Centre 8.00pm

The Foxlowe is hosting an intimate cafe concert by Breeze and Wilson. Tickets £6.00. 8pm. Graham Breeze and Toby Wilson are an acoustic duo that favours the roots end of Americana Country music alongside their own compositions. They play guitars, dobro (and occasionally banjo, if allowed) and sing in harmony with a sublime sense of taste and discrimination. These guys are real players: they have touch; they have judgment; they have talent. They are deft of touch, with a wonderful sense of timing, their voices beautifully blended. If there is a better duo doing this sort of roots country music in the Midlands (UK) then I haven't heard it: exquisite music, exquisitely played NEIL DALTON : MAVERICK MUSIC MAGAZINE

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Allen Valleys Folk Festival

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Allendale Village Hall|Allendale Deneholme 12:00 PM

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Lucy Ward Band

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Lucy Ward Nominated for BBC Folk Singer of the Year 2014 2012 BBC Folk Horizon Award (Best Newcomer) The Lucy Ward Band is the coming together of 6 fantastic musicians, to grow and enhance the sound of Lucy's award winning material. Lucy will be joined on stage by Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow (O'Hooley and Tidow) Piano, accordion, harmonium and vox, Steve MacLachlan (formerly from The Willows) Percussion, Joy Gravestock Fiddle, Sam Pegg Bass Lucy has been touring solidly as a solo artist for 5 years now, and the forming of The Lucy Ward Band is an opportunity for her to spread her wings and try something new. Her own unique brand of performance and audience connection will remain firmly in place but for the first time 'live' you will be able to hear the strength of Lucy's musicality and her natural ability to arrange music. Or as Lucy so ably put it: 'It's all the stuff I can hear when I write a song, but don't have enough arms to play!' So there you have it! Lucy is really looking forward to cutting loose with a group of fantastic musicians and sharing her music with you. www.lucywardsings.com

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4square

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Bristol The Folk House 7.30pm

Ash Keys Music presents www.ashkeysmusic.com (here for more info) http://www.4squaremusic.co.uk/ "Manchester's ferocious folk foursome" 4Square play their music with zest, fire and virtuosity, yet an understated maturity which has grown throughout their seven year journey as a band. The sight and sound of simultaneous fiddle and clog dancing and virtuosic mandolin will stir the senses and quicken the pulse, galvanised by an engine-room of driving piano and percussion. By contrast, the listener is then stirred and softened by 4Square's mellow, melancholic three part-harmony singing. An outright musical journey, all in an acoustic setting.

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Ma Poulaine's Great Decline + Ella & The Blisters

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Jimmy Lafave

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at London Bush Hall 7.30pm

"The way he blends country, blues, folk, and early rock & roll, his work ethic, and low-key rapport with fans are all factors that make Jimmy LaFave and outstanding songwriter, musician and performer not to be missed". Austin-based singer/songwriter and guitarist Jimmy LaFave brings a passionate rock & roll energy to his original folk songs, whether he's playing solo or with a band. LaFave grew up in Wills Point, east of Dallas, but at 17, his family moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma. When he was in his teens, his mother purchased his first guitar for him with green stamps. While Stillwater was not exactly bustling with musical activity, it wasn't a ghost town either, and it was close enough to Tulsa that LaFave found all the opportunities he was seeking as a young singer/songwriter. Here he crafted a musical style called Red Dirt music and became a disciple of the state's most famous folk musician: Woody Guthrie. However to find a wider audience and, more importantly, a record deal, LaFave thought it would be worthwhile to move to Austin. He found both after moving to Austin in 1985, and he's been based there ever since. In 2005 Jimmy LaFave joined Red House Records and released his album Blue Nightfall in the same year which one reviewer called his "best work yet" and "a great introduction to an important artist". LaFave's second release for Red House Records was the 2007 album Cimarron Manifesto which went to No. 1 on the Association chart. In his review of LaFave's Cimarron Manifesto (2007) for the Folk Wax E-Zine, Arthur Wood calls LaFave "one of the finest Dylan interpreters ever. LaFave's 14th release and most recent, Depending On The Distance, was released in September 2012. Backing musicians include Austin's Eliza Gilkyson and John Inmon. In her review for The Oklahoman, Brandy McDonnell said: "Jimmy LaFave's first studio album in five years, lives up to the intriguing promise of its title, finding the Oklahoma-Texas troubadour in a contemplative mood whether he is crooning his new original songs, covering an '80s pop smash or reinterpreting anthems penn! ed by Rock and Roll Hall of famers Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. Jimmy LaFave came up honestly, honing his skills as a songwriter while hosting an open mic. in Austin, Texas; before long, he was winning awards, with veteran rock critic Dave Marsh praising him as "one of America's greatest voices." www.jimmylafave.com/‎

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Mike Sanchez - Leek Blues & Americana Festival

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Leek Foxlowe Arts Centre Doors at 8pm. Event at 8.30pm

Leek Blues and American Festival and The Foxlowe Arts Centre are proud to present MIKE SANCHEZ.. MIKE Music titans have always been happy to give him the keys to their kingdom and the freedom of the stage. Bill Wyman, Eric Clapton, Mick Fleetwood, Robert Plant and of course Jeff Beck listened to him, feted him and above all applauded him. Mike Sanchez will always be an iconic figure forever cast in the melting pot of roots and blues. To the authenticity of the past he gives a new energy as he rocks his piano into the dust. The artist remains true to his soul, continually foregoing the painting by numbers of corporate control in favour of the freedom to splash his palatte across the eager canvas of rock and roll. 3rd October 2014. Doors at 8pm

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Jackie Oates & Tristan Seume (inc. Membership)

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

Jackie Oates has performed several times at the club over the past nine years, as indeed has Tristan - but this is the first time they have performed at the Institute as a duo. Multi-award winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and founder member of Mercury nominated group Rachel Unthank and the Winterset, Jackie is now a permanent member of supergroup The Imagined Village as well as touring in her own right. Guildford-based Tristan is one of the UK's leading acoustic guitarists. Strongly influenced by folk, jazz and country he has released two instrumental solo albums. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ADMISSION PRICE INCLUDES £3.00 FOR 2014/15 MEMBERSHIP OF THE FOLK CLUB If you pay full price and decide, on the night, to join the club you will be given £1.00 reduction on membership.

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Jackie Oates & Tristan Seume

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

Jackie Oates has performed several times at the club over the past nine years, as indeed has Tristan but this is the first time they have performed at the Institute as a duo. Multi-award winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and founder member of Mercury nominated group Rachel Unthank and the Winterset, Jackie is now a permanent member of supergroup The Imagined Village as well as touring in her own right. Guildford-based Tristan is one of the UK's leading acoustic guitarists. Strongly influenced by folk, jazz and country he has released two instrumental solo albums.

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Jackie Oates & Tristan Seume

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

Jackie Oates has performed several times at the club over the past nine years, as indeed has Tristan but this is the first time they have performed at the Institute as a duo. Multi-award winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and founder member of Mercury nominated group Rachel Unthank and the Winterset, Jackie is now a permanent member of supergroup The Imagined Village as well as touring in her own right. Guildford-based Tristan is one of the UK's leading acoustic guitarists. Strongly influenced by folk, jazz and country he has released two instrumental solo albums.

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The Roving Crows

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Otley Courthouse 8pm

THE ROVING CROWS With fiery fiddle playing, trumpet, guitar, drums, bass and vocals, The Roving Crows weave together a rich tapestry of sounds taking the audience across musical boundaries into the world of Folk, Celtic and Country-Rock. They are indefinable, unique and completely absorbing. Band of the Year FATEA Music Awards 2014 Really individual Celtic folk rock group Mike Harding Tickets: £10/£8 in advance, £11/£9 on the door. rovingcrows.com

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The Roving Crows

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Otley Courthouse 8pm

THE ROVING CROWS With fiery fiddle playing, trumpet, guitar, drums, bass and vocals, The Roving Crows weave together a rich tapestry of sounds taking the audience across musical boundaries into the world of Folk, Celtic and Country-Rock. They are indefinable, unique and completely absorbing. Band of the Year FATEA Music Awards 2014 Really individual Celtic folk rock group Mike Harding Tickets: £10/£8 in advance, £11/£9 on the door. rovingcrows.com

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Stompin' Dave And Earl Jackson

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8pm

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Abdoulaye Samb's Minnjiaraby

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

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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Grace Petrie & The Benefits Culture @ St Pancras Old Church

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at London St Pancras Old Church Doors 7.30pm

Grace Petrie is coming back to London for a very special, full-band show at St Pancras Old Church - one of London's "most spectacular intimate venues" says Timeout. It's not huge - with a capacity of just 150 the tickets may go fast. We look forward to seeing you. "A powerful new songwriting voice" - The Guardian "Whining folksinger" - The Daily Telegraph

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Grace Petrie & The Benefits Culture @ St Pancras Old Church

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at London St Pancras Old Church Doors 7.30pm

Grace Petrie is coming back to London for a very special, full-band show at St Pancras Old Church - one of London's "most spectacular intimate venues" says Timeout. It's not huge - with a capacity of just 150 the tickets may go fast. We look forward to seeing you. "A powerful new songwriting voice" - The Guardian "Whining folksinger" - The Daily Telegraph

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Andy Kershaw's Global Dance Night

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Emsworth Westbourne Club Doors 8.00pm until late

Broadcaster, writer and musical explorer brings his floor-filling sounds to the Club with the greatest atmosphere and cheapest bar !

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Maia

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at London Kings Place 8pm

Maia are a pop folk acoustic quartet from Huddersfield, who have described themselves as sci-fi folk evangelists! They have a radiant varied sound, stunning harmonies with a brooding sense of adventure and streaks of pop eccentricity. After three years of live show experience, and supports including the likes of Anais Mitchell, The Low Anthem and The Unthanks the group are continuing to receive huge praise and a greater following for their fantastic live shows. Their highly acclaimed celestial album Pepper Stars released in October 2012 received many four and five star reviews and was a Time Out Album of the week. The band were well supported on the radio regionally and nationally from Guy Garvey and Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music as well as being picked for Best of 2012 on Radio 4's Loose Ends Culture Show. Their first new four track EP Finite World was released this year on record store day (19 April) with several more singles and an album to follow.

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Langley All Stars Feat' George Borowski

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30 for 8pm

The Langley All Stars may be a 6, 8 or 9 pierce band depending on whose available. The line up will include some great musicians playing folk, skiffle, rock&roll, and original songs from George Borowski. The band features George on vocals and guitar, Nigel Hammill (vocals,guitar), Phil Cawsey (bass, vocals), ex 10cc drummer Michael Gilbourne (percussion), Keyboard wizard Paul Hambley (piano, organ), Nigel Miller (lead guitar, vocals), and If that`s not enough, you`ll also see Langley`s Pipe Major James Gray playing rock&roll Bagpipes!!!! To make the evening even more special, Irish (Galway) singer, Martin Moylan, (also a superb acoustic guitarist) will play and sing original and traditional songs from Ireland. Martin was well known in the `80s as lead singer with the Manchester folk-rock band Toss the Feathers. Support by the excellent Tim Manning

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Langley All Stars Feat' George Borowski

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30 for 8pm

The Langley All Stars may be a 6, 8 or 9 pierce band depending on whose available. The line up will include some great musicians playing folk, skiffle, rock&roll, and original songs from George Borowski. The band features George on vocals and guitar, Nigel Hammill (vocals,guitar), Phil Cawsey (bass, vocals), ex 10cc drummer Michael Gilbourne (percussion), Keyboard wizard Paul Hambley (piano, organ), Nigel Miller (lead guitar, vocals), and If that`s not enough, you`ll also see Langley`s Pipe Major James Gray playing rock&roll Bagpipes!!!! To make the evening even more special, Irish (Galway) singer, Martin Moylan, (also a superb acoustic guitarist) will play and sing original and traditional songs from Ireland. Martin was well known in the `80s as lead singer with the Manchester folk-rock band Toss the Feathers. Support by the excellent Tim Manning

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Paul Lamb & The King Snakes

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Uppermill Civic Hall doors 7pm

doors at 7pm stuart glass 7,30pm, kyla brox trio, 8.30pm paul lamb & the king snakes 9,30 pm appox.

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Moxie - Album Launch

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Belfast Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich Doors 8:00pm

Nuair a théann 5 ceoltóirí óga Éireannacha i bhfolach ar feadh coicíse le dul i mbun a gcuid ceoil faoi spéartha síor-athraitheacha agus i ngiorracht ghluaiseachtaí is fuaimeanna rithimiúla chósta thiar na hÉireann, is é an toradh a bhíonn air ná Moxie. Is grúpa iad Moxie atá ag spreagadh éisteoirí le ceol Gaelach de chuid an 21ú haois. Tá dúshraith láidir thraidisiúnta lena gcuid ceoil. Déantar snagcheol, rac, bluegrass agus rithimí an cheoil dhomhanda a struchtúrú thart ar an dúshraith seo le sraitheanna d'fhuaimeanna saibhre casta a chruthú. Cuireann siad ar fáil meascán de cheol a chum siad féin agus de sheanfhoinn. When 5 young Irish musicians hibernate for 2 weeks to explore their music by the ever changing sky and the rhythmic movements and sounds of Irelands west coast Atlantic sea you get Moxie, a group who are inspiring audiences with their new palette of 21st century Irish music. Their music has a solid traditional backbone. Jazz, rock, bluegrass and world music rhythms and harmonies are creatively structured around this base treating the listener to layers of rich and intricate sounds as the band deliver a punchy programme of both their own compositions and old tunes with a new emerald vibe.

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Megson In Concert

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Wingfield Barns Doors open 7.00pm. Concert begins 7.30pm

Stu and Debbie Hanna return to Wingfield Barns after their very successful concert last year. Don't miss them this time round with their wonderful harmonies, fabulous musicianship and great songs. We guarantee you'll be joining in their final number. Three times Radio 2 Folk Award nominees. 'One of folk's hottest properties' The Guardian.

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New Brighton Jakefest

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Wallasey Queen's Royal Hotel 7.30pm - 10pm

A festival to celebrate the songs of Jake Thackray. 2pm - 11pm. The main event is the evening concert starting at 7.30pm but tickets include entry to the afternoon concert and all other activities over the weekend.

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London Folk Fayre 2014

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House Start time 12:00pm

An exciting day of music, storytelling and workshops, London Folk Fayre will be held at Cecil Sharp House, a few minutes walk away from Camden Town, a family friendly environment with onsite cafe, real ale bar, workshops and singarounds, the day will be an ideal and affordeable chance to enjoy the best of British Folk .. The lineup for the day includes Melrose Quartet, Lady Maisery, Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar, Vannan James, Caz Forbes and Ste Moncrieff, Long Lankin, David Gibb & Elly Lucas, Said The Maiden, Granny's Attic and Órlaith and Brogan McAuliffe

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The Old Dance School

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Sheffield The Greystones Doors 8pm

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Eleanor Ellis (usa) - Uk Tour

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK Doors at 7.30pm (Music 8:30pm)

www.brooksbluesbar.co.uk

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London Folk Fayre 2014

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House Start time 12:00pm

An exciting day of music, storytelling and workshops, London Folk Fayre will be held at Cecil Sharp House, a few minutes walk away from Camden Town, a family friendly environment with onsite cafe, real ale bar, workshops and singarounds, the day will be an ideal and affordeable chance to enjoy the best of British Folk .. The lineup for the day includes Melrose Quartet, Lady Maisery, Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar, Vannan James, Caz Forbes and Ste Moncrieff, Long Lankin, David Gibb & Elly Lucas, Said The Maiden, Granny's Attic and Órlaith and Brogan McAuliffe

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The Sam Kelly Trio

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 8pm

Wychwood Folk Club Ticket prices on the night are £8.00 Doors Open 7.30pm Bar & Food available

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Henry Priestman

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Worthing The John Selden Public House Doors 7.30pm

Henry Priestman, songwriter and guitarist from the Three million album selling band "The Christians" plays a rare show in the South of the country. After over 35 years in the music business and with a credit list longer than both your arms, Henry will showcase his new album "The Last Mad Surge of Youth" "Sublime, haunting and beautiful" BBC 6 Music "Lotte Mullan leaves a mark with her EP. Claw Marks really does cut deep, sharpening undeniable melodies with incisive and irresistible lyrics. It's as witty and wise as it is wonderful. It's also a fitting introduction to an undeniably powerful singer and songwriter"

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The Burning Hell

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

http://www.wearetheburninghell.com/visuals.htm Tickets £10 in advance from here or from Launderette. £12 on the door. Limited Seating. doors 7pm. About The Burning Hell The Burning Hell is the alter-ego of Canadian songwriter Mathias Kom, and has been on the road in one form or another since 2007, playing everywhere from festivals to bars to living rooms - and once even a mental asylum in rural France. The band has garnered acclaim for their hyperactive live shows and their caustic yet sincere lyrics, believing as they do that songs about the inevitability of death can also be fun to dance to. On occasion, Mathias and clarinetist Ariel Sharratt also go on the road as a duo. In 2012, The Burning Hell both made AND broke a record: the band recorded their sixth album 'People' in Berlin, then later in the summer, they set a new world record, playing ten shows in ten countries in less than 24 hours. Like a restless puppy, the Burning Hell can't sit still and loves to play. 2013 was packed with shows supporting the releases of 'People' and the 10" EP "Old, New, Borrowed, Blue", and 2014 is shaping up to be just as busy. Join us, and live forever.

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Kieran Goss

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Canterbury The Kingston Barn Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start

We are thrilled to invite Kieran Goss back to Folk in the Barn. Kieran and his wife Annie who sometimes sings with him, are two of the loveliest people we have ever met, and pretty fantastic performers, musicians and entertainers too. Long hailed as one of Ireland's leading songwriters and performers, Kieran Goss's music has won him fans across the globe. In February 2010, Kieran's new studio album, I'll Be Seeing You, along with his considerable back catalogue, was released for the first time in the U.K. to huge critical acclaim. But while his albums have made him a star, his live shows have made him a legend. Live on stage is where Kieran Goss really shines. In the words of Rodney Crowell, a long time friend and collaborator: I've toured with Kieran and watched him perform many times. I've seen him win the hearts of everyone in the room, not just with his great songs and instinctive musicality, but with his warmth and humour. It's the performance of an artist at the top of his game, delivered with intelligence and integrity... Kieran Goss is one of Ireland's national treasures. So happy that you have secured Kieran Goss for Kingston Barn. We saw him for the first time at the Canterbury Festival after becoming acquainted with his music only two or three months ago. Not only is he an accomplished singer/songwriter but also a very funny man; keeping the audience amused with his stories about his fifteen siblings and life on the West coast of Ireland. For us, his performance of a song, Our Love Endures, written in conjunction with Lindy Robbins was a love song par excellence, while Reasons to Leave written with Rodney Crowell was a close second. Other songs written with Kimmie Rhodes and Beth Nielsen Chapman also resulted in enthusiastic ovations. As if a wonderful virtuoso performance was not enough, he was then joined by his lovely wife Annie Kinsella to sing three beautiful melodies which included Don't Ask me to be Friends which described the heartache felt by the end of a relationship. It truly was a wonderful evening. Alan and Maria Thomas One man, one guitar and a voice sent express mail from heaven. TIME OUT MAGAZINE The sense of fun is tremendous, the playing first rate and the songs are sheer quality. THE IRISH TIMES www.kierangoss.com Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets £13 online £14 cash or cheque in advance £15 on the door Choice of booking options on www.folkinthebarn.co.uk 01227 831493

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Willy Porter In Concert

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Windsor Baptist Church Centre Bar opens 7.15 pm. On stage 8.00 pm

WILLY PORTER Defined by his rich lyrical content, an unmistakable voice and electrifying guitar work, veteran singer songwriter Willy Porter is undeniably one of music's most profound artists. Porter is enjoying a solo career that routinely finds him playing to sold-out clubs, coffee houses and theatres. Nearly two years since the release of his Cheeseburgers & Gasoline (2012), Porter has completed the recording of his next album. An impending Kickstarter campaign is expected to yield a summer release. The album is called Human Kindness, says Porter. It's very organic a played live kind of a vibe. It was made in my house with real humans in the same room. I think it leans toward Americana in terms of the sensibility of what the songs are doing. It's a rock record, with an acoustic slant to it. It's also a pop album in some ways, but not in the way we think of pop music today. It's not slick in any way. The idea of using the word human is very intentional in the title in that it's not a perfect thing, and I really like it because it's beautifully imperfect. It's got some nice moments that I think are powerful, and I think it paces really well as an album. Porter's debut album, The Trees Have Soul was released in 1990, but he gained notoriety and critical acclaim with his follow-up album, Dog Eared Dream(1994), which included the single Angry Words. After signing with San Francisco based Six Degrees Records in 1999, he released the albums Falling Forward (1999), Willy Porter (2002) and High Wire Live (2003). It was also during this time that Porter and his manager, Chris Webb, formed the independent label, Weasel Records. That label produced additional Porter solo efforts Available Light (2006), How To Rob A Bank (2009), The Mealies Live at BoMA (2010] and Cheeseburgers & Gasoline (2012). Throughout his career, Porter has experienced pivotal opportunities to share the concert stage with such artists as Tori Amos, The Cranberries, Rickie Lee Jones, Paul Simon, Jeff Beck, Sting and Jethro Tull. While Porter considers himself lucky to be living his dream as an actively touring and recording musician, he recognizes the challenges that he has had to face and defines his interpretation of success. I think it's the age old axiom of just the right timing means a lot, said Porter. I think you have to deliver as soon as you break through. You can get a break, but then you have to take it to the next level, and you have to hit the ball out of the park. I had lots of breaks. I'm not going to say I didn't deliver, because I did the best I could. That's the nature of this business. I think it separates people out. Those who are in it for the art say they stand a good chance of having a career for the long term. If you're in it to try to be the person that fills the stadiums, I get that too, but that's much more unlikely to happen, and I think that takes a different set of objectives and goals to make that happen, and that was just never my goal. I really looked at it as 'the art defines your direction more than your direction defines the art.' That is just how it has to be for me. Porter is looking forward to returning to Windsor in October. Emma Kennedy Music has been a part of Emma's life since the day she was born. Family weekends at home were always about friends coming around eating, drinking and then getting the guitars out and jamming into the early hours. She composed her first song at the age of twelve and has been writing songs ever since. The first song she ever wrote "You'll Be There" was used in the promotional DVD for Gems Schools to promote their education programs worldwide. Emma has been very lucky to have been asked on several occasions to be the supporting act for "The Jones Gang" a band formed by Kenny Jones the former drummer of ("The Small Faces" "The Faces" and "The Who") and has also played three years in a row at Faringdon Arts Festival. She has had the pleasure of travelling as far as Bahrain and Dubai to preform in festivals and concerts including "The Best Of The Best Competition" , "la Fete De La Music" and has writen and performed the theme song to the award winning documentry "From Dust" based on the aftermath of the boxing day tsunami in Sri Lanka. Emma's passion for music is what makes her strive to be better and try new things. We hope you enjoy her music.

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The Whiskey Dogs

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Howden The Shire Hall 7.30 for 8pm

The Whiskey Dogs play authentic, good time Americana. Old time mountain music, hillbilly blues, dust-bowl ballads and jug band hokum are all played in the crazy exhilarating spirit of the 1920s and 30s. Fronting the trio with his powerful, soulful vocals is Pete Bolton. Pete's rhythmic and expressively intricate guitar style, along with his driving banjo playing, create a charismatic and compelling musical presence that gives the band its distinctive and authentic sound. Polly Bolton, joins Pete on double bass, mandolin and banjo mandolin. A funky and driving bassist, Polly is also one of the UK's most passionate and melodic mandolin players, her fast and furious solos and lively stage presence add a youthful energy to the band's performances. Playing a weird and wonderful array of instruments including banjolin, fiddle, mandolin and phono-fiddle is the talented multi-instrumentalist Brian Swinton whose inimitable presence brings inspired playing and his own particular brand of mischief to the band. In true string band style, kazoos, whistles and horns add a zany twist to their up-beat performances, lending a driving energy to the music of the period. The Whiskey Dogs promise you real, sparkling and vivacious Americana, influenced by the legendary Carter Family, Skillet Lickers and Memphis Jug Band and their irresistible sound can be compared to contemporary bands such as The Old Crow Medicine Show and The Carolina Chocolate Drops. The Whiskey Dogs invariably engage a crowd with superb musicianship , excellent choice of material and an easy rapport. Jim McLaughlin, Musicport Festival Director This talented band could have played all night and the audience wouldn't have tired I think it's fair to say that they charmed us Manx Independent I really love that band, they're absolutely superb. Mike Harding.

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Luke Jackson

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Faringdon The Bell Doors 7.30pm - Show 8.00pm

Luke Jackson is a rising young Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent , and 2013 saw him nominated for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. With a bold, show stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer demonstrating an astonishing maturity. He has been making waves on the live acoustic scene supporting such luminaries as Show of Hands, Paul Brady, Chris Wood, Steve Knightley, Karine Polwart, Oysterband and Martyn Joseph and he has delivered startling performances on the UK festival scene, from Cambridge to Sidmouth and The Great British Folk Festival. According to Acoustic Magazine, he is an outstanding heir to the likes of Richard Thompson and Martin Simpson. With a wealth of finely-observed narrative songs, his most recent album, Fumes and Faith emphasises the exceptional maturity and versatility of one of the most exciting young singer songwriters and live performers on the scene!

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CaoimhÍn Ó Raghallaigh & Dan Trueman

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Belfast The Duncairn 8.00PM

On paper it seems an unlikely pairing. Dubliner Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh is both an established solo artist and a member of several acclaimed ensembles, including The Gloaming and This is How We Fly. Dan Trueman is an American composer and electronic musician who co-founded the Princeton Laptop Orchestra, the first ensemble of its kind, and whose compositions explore the connections between traditional dance music and machines. What is created is a music that defies genre; Beautiful, spacious and luscious soundscape. Their debut record Laghdú is austerely elegant, spare, and evocative. There is not a note out of place. Yet nothing is predictable: looping phrases suddenly unfurl to produce incredibly beautiful melodies, meeting together in unusual harmonies between the two fiddlers. In the words of Martin Hayes Everyone should hear this" Their music comes from a shared passion for experiment and for the Hardanger fiddle; the beautiful Norwegian instrument that brings a haunting quality to the folk dances for which it was designed. Their unique partnership is taking traditional airs in new directions, conjuring warm, wistful notes from the strings. This is exquisite music, and in the beautiful surroundings of the recently renovated Duncairn Arts Centre promises to be something very special indeed. This music defies genre, it's just a beautiful, spacious and luscious soundscape. Everyone should hear this - Martin Hayes "possibly one of the most fulsome and beautiful recordings I have ever heard. Great music has this magnificent power over us, a power to which the heart must yield always and without regret" - Iarla Ó Lionáird "a lovely warm bath of silky string sounds from this innovative duo, treading the line between tradition and invention" - Garth Knox "a truly refreshing and inspiring musical encounter" - Anne Hytta

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CaoimhÍn Ó Raghallaigh & Dan Trueman

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Belfast The Duncairn 8.00PM

On paper it seems an unlikely pairing. Dubliner Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh is both an established solo artist and a member of several acclaimed ensembles, including The Gloaming and This is How We Fly. Dan Trueman is an American composer and electronic musician who co-founded the Princeton Laptop Orchestra, the first ensemble of its kind, and whose compositions explore the connections between traditional dance music and machines. What is created is a music that defies genre; Beautiful, spacious and luscious soundscape. Their debut record Laghdú is austerely elegant, spare, and evocative. There is not a note out of place. Yet nothing is predictable: looping phrases suddenly unfurl to produce incredibly beautiful melodies, meeting together in unusual harmonies between the two fiddlers. In the words of Martin Hayes Everyone should hear this" Their music comes from a shared passion for experiment and for the Hardanger fiddle; the beautiful Norwegian instrument that brings a haunting quality to the folk dances for which it was designed. Their unique partnership is taking traditional airs in new directions, conjuring warm, wistful notes from the strings. This is exquisite music, and in the beautiful surroundings of the recently renovated Duncairn Arts Centre promises to be something very special indeed. This music defies genre, it's just a beautiful, spacious and luscious soundscape. Everyone should hear this - Martin Hayes "possibly one of the most fulsome and beautiful recordings I have ever heard. Great music has this magnificent power over us, a power to which the heart must yield always and without regret" - Iarla Ó Lionáird "a lovely warm bath of silky string sounds from this innovative duo, treading the line between tradition and invention" - Garth Knox "a truly refreshing and inspiring musical encounter" - Anne Hytta

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Jumping Jack Ceilidh Band

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Marske Leisure Centre Doors Open 8pm

Perhaps the best lively Ceilidh Band based in the North-East of England. Full instructions given and all dances called throughout.. Great fun for all ages. Proceeds in aid of "Cleveland Mountain Rescue" Ticket includes Pie & Pea Supper Full Bar

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Reggae Night: Troydon (jamaica), Jam-jah

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Emsworth Westbourne Club Doors 7.30pm, Onstage 8.00pm

Jam-Jah with his floor-filling sounds followed by up and coming Jamaican reggae singer Troydon with his band.

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The Great Steel City Blues Revue And Rock'n'roll Circus

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Sheffield Victoria Works doors at 8pm

The Honey Bee Blues Club in association with Performing Arts North present The Great Steel City Blues Revue & Rock'n'Roll Circus Saturday 4 October 2014 Victoria Works, 1 Rowland Street, Neepsend, Sheffield S3 8DE Tickets - £10 adv./ £12.50 on the door 8pm late www.wegottickets.com The cream of Sheffields burgeoning blues scene come together with the Victoria Works circus performers to present a night of electric blues and performance to end the Sensoria festival and blow your mind. Featuring Mudcats Blues Trio, Downtown Roots, T J Norton and The Suitcase,circus performers, guests, the Honey Bee TV shack, BBQ and Kelham Island Ale at the 9 Bar.

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Ben And Tom Waters Evenley Village Hall

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Evenley Village Hall 8PM UNTIL 10PM

BEN AND TOM (FATHER AND SON) BRING THEIR BLEND OF BOOGIE WOOGIE/ BLUES AND JAZZ PIANO AND SAX TO EVENLEY VILLAGE HALL. PLAYING MATERIAL FROM THEIR NUMBER 1 ALBUM "BOOGIE 4 STU" WHICH FEATURED SOME OF THE MOST NOTABLE MUSICIANS THIS COUNTRY HAS PRODUCED. ALTHOUGH ONLY 13 TOM HAS BEEN GIGGING WITH HIS DAD FOR NEARLY 7 YEARS AND THE CLOSENESS AND BOND ON STAGE BRINGS A SMILT TO THE STERNEST OF FACES - BRING YOUR OWN BOOZE AND FOOD!

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An Evening Of Rhythm And Blues With Chris Lord And Her Blues Express

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Buckingham Community Centre Door 7:30pm, Band 8:00pm

A fundraising event with all proceeds to the RNLI

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Jess Klein With Mike June

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at High Wycombe Secret venue doors 7pm, music from 8pm

Return of the great Jess Klein with Mike June on lead guitar. Jess is over in UK to promote her latest release 'Learning Faith'. Jess is about as good a female songwriter as you'll get to see in an intimate kitchen concert.

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The Travelling Band

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Manchester Gorilla 7.30pm

Manchester's finest folk­-rock superhumans The Travelling Band have won hearts and minds wherever they've found themselves, combining the strut of refried Southern country with the One Foot On The Monitor mayhem of the E­ Street Band. With smatterings of McCartney (the beard years) and Crosby Still & Nash million­-part harmonies, TTB have become firm favourites for people with ears and good hearts. Fans include 6 Music's Marc Riley (who loves their 'shimmering blend of cosmic­country­pop') and Michael Eavis (who was taken back to his 'musical roots' with 'marvellous music to savour'), who have lapped up the band's heady­nufolk. On the back of LPs like 2008's Under the Pavement and 2011's Screaming is Something, it isn't at all surprising. Whether they're burrowing away in a recording den on the Isle of Mull, packing out rapturous shows, or kicking off impromptu jam sessions in the middle of a field, The Travelling Band aren't messing around music is what makes their blood move. Now, readying their latest offering, The Big Defreeze produced by Iestyn Polson (Patti Smith, David Bowie and more) at the world famous Church Studios in Crouch End, TTB find themselves with their paws firmly on their roots, but growing upwards and outwards too. Never ones to sit still, 2014 could well be the year that sees The Travelling Band really cement their place as the true champions of blissful cosmic­pop. Great on record and outstanding on­stage, if you haven't got down with The Travelling Band yet, now is the time, before they disappear onto much larger stages. Fans of Calexico, Iron & Wine, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Frightened Rabbit and Elbow should apply here, for The Travelling Band are the kings of North Country & Western music. 'It all here, passionate yet delicate vocals, deep forceful drumming, jangly guitar, fluctuating stings, everything you could ask for from a song that oozes summer' - The 405 'The Travelling Band blur the folk/rock boundaries, delicately intertwining sensitive lyrics with accomplished folk vocals and jangly instrumental accompaniments to form a tapestry of glittering whimsy' The Sun Special guests for this show are Rook and The Ravens. Having converged in Manchester in 2007, Rook and The Ravens have been making astute alternative rock music with pop sensibilities ever since. Informed by Radiohead, Teenage Fanclub and The Smiths as much as Crosby Stills and Nash, Tom Petty and Neil Young, they set about finding an identity amongst the lyrical complexity they loved and the power pop, harmony led delivery they craved. Fresh from a lengthy, triumphant, 28-date initial tour of the USA, Rook and The Ravens are looking to keep up momentum throughout Autumn 2014 and beyond.

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Merry Tom Events (mtff) Promo Gig. Musical Roots

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Brixworth Village Hall Doors and Bar at 7.30pm

Merry Tom Events are pleased to announce a fantastic evening of local folk music at Brixworth Village Hall on Saturday 4th October 2014. Doors and bar open at 7.30pm, live music shortly after. Welcoming back Merry Tom regulars Musical Roots, local favourites Kings Gambit and Merry Tom favourite Matt from Dead Like Harry with his 'Anytown' new music project. This promises to be a great evening of folk music as always with Merry Tom and don't forget there will be a real ale bar. You are all invited to come and join us for a great evening with the MTFF gang!

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The Travelling Band + Rook And The Ravens

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Manchester Gorilla 7.00pm

Hey! Manchester presents The Travelling Band plus guests Rook and The Ravens Manchester's finest folk­-rock superhumans The Travelling Band have won hearts and minds wherever they've found themselves, combining the strut of refried Southern country with the One Foot On The Monitor mayhem of the E­ Street Band. With smatterings of McCartney (the beard years) and Crosby Still & Nash million­-part harmonies, TTB have become firm favourites for people with ears and good hearts. Fans include 6 Music's Marc Riley (who loves their 'shimmering blend of cosmic­country­pop') and Michael Eavis (who was taken back to his 'musical roots' with 'marvellous music to savour'), who have lapped up the band's heady­nufolk. On the back of LPs like 2008's Under the Pavement and 2011's Screaming is Something, it isn't at all surprising. Whether they're burrowing away in a recording den on the Isle of Mull, packing out rapturous shows, or kicking off impromptu jam sessions in the middle of a field, The Travelling Band aren't messing around music is what makes their blood move. Now, readying their latest offering, The Big Defreeze produced by Iestyn Polson (Patti Smith, David Bowie and more) at the world famous Church Studios in Crouch End, TTB find themselves with their paws firmly on their roots, but growing upwards and outwards too. Never ones to sit still, 2014 could well be the year that sees The Travelling Band really cement their place as the true champions of blissful cosmic­pop. Great on record and outstanding on­stage, if you haven't got down with The Travelling Band yet, now is the time, before they disappear onto much larger stages. Fans of Calexico, Iron & Wine, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Frightened Rabbit and Elbow should apply here, for The Travelling Band are the kings of North Country & Western music. **** Special guests for this show are Rook and The Ravens. Having converged in Manchester in 2007, Rook and The Ravens have been making astute alternative rock music with pop sensibilities ever since. Informed by Radiohead, Teenage Fanclub and The Smiths as much as Crosby Stills and Nash, Tom Petty and Neil Young, they set about finding an identity amongst the lyrical complexity they loved and the power pop, harmony led delivery they craved. Fresh from a lengthy, triumphant, 28-date initial tour of the USA, Rook and The Ravens are looking to keep up momentum throughout Autumn 2014 and beyond.

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Mediterranean Beats Presents Amaraterra

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Adrian Byron Burns

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Leek Foxlowe Arts Centre Doors at 8pm. Event at 8.30pm

Adrian is one of those rare breed of musicians who is dedicated to keeping music as an art. He believes that the music industry has become overcrowded with people wanting to make their fortunes by utilising image and deception instead of playing music from the heart and soul. He also believes that the media are doing their upmost to kill decent music. Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass and Folk are treated as minority interests (In England especially!) and not as cultural landmarks to guide both the public and young musicians into new realms of understanding and self-expression. Pop has become the over abiding monster laying waste to virtually everything in it's path. He believes in the grassroots of music. We constantly hear wonderful musicians who never get media attention and are kept outside of the public's gaze, except for those who still make the effort to go to festivals and read those small and valiant publications that are dedicated to non-pop genres. A dedicated believer in Acoustic Music and the power of one voice to still have relevance, Adrian often plays in places where he is the sole solo performer the establishment has featured. He wants to see an upsurge in acoustic music and hopes that the American trend for House Concerts takes off on this side of the Atlantic as well!! Tickets £7.00 8pm

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Luke Doherty Band

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Pontypool Borough Blues Club 7:30pm

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Luke Doherty Band

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Pontypool Borough Blues Club 7:30pm

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The Lucky Strikes & Lowlands

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Westcliff-on-Sea The Riga Music Bar Doors at 7pm

THE LUCKY & THE LOW TOUR RETURNS! The Lucky Strikes & Lowlands will be joined by CUSACK THE ENDS and MANDOLIN' BROTHERS!

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The Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band - Cold War Party!

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Oxford Jericho Tavern 7.30pm - Midnight

COLD WAR PARTY! The Mother of all Communist Parties Featuring THE ORIGINAL RABBIT FOOT SPASM BAND!! with handpicked special guests The Balkan Wanderers, Anastasia Gurbonova - and all your favourite soviet anthems supplied by DJ "Neon" Trotsky. We'll be decking out The Jericho in party colours - doors 7.30pm, curfew midnight. 9.45-11pm Purveyors of SOVIET SWING The Original RABBIT FOOT SPASM BAND host proceedings with a selection of their most popular tunes including Russian Dolls, Vine Street Jump, A Shop To Let, Nancy Mitford Disco, Ice Cream Parlour, Chapel In The Pines, PIRATES, Taxidermy Man - and (possibly) the world's first ever Jump Jive rendition of The Internationale. 8.55pm Darlings of BBC Radio 6's Tom Robinson THE BALKAN WANDERERS 8.15pm Moskow's finest ANASTASIA GURBUNOVA ALL NIGHT LONG - DJ NEON TROTSKY DRESS CODE - Soviet Kitsch, Militaria, Espionage, Film Noir, Peasant Chic (optional). VODKA for the best costume. VODKA for the first ten workers through the door!! Advanced booking recommended - £10 on the door

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Northern Harmony

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Monksilver EMN Hall 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Founded in 1993, Northern Harmony, the unique world music vocal ensemble based in Vermont, USA, has won a global reputation for its sheer agility, vitality and colour, and its command of varied world ethnic singing styles. The fourteen sparkling young singers who make up Northern Harmony will be presenting a thrilling mix of world harmony traditions in its evening concert. The afternoon workshop is a fantastic opportunity for any teen or adult singer. The group will teach a selection of songs from the various genres that feature in the concert including from South African, Georgia, Corsica, and the Balkans, American shape-note singing, and renaissance motets. Tickets are available separately for the workshop and the concert, or a combined discounted ticket. More information & music samples on www.northernharmony. Licensed Bar. Please email info@underonesun.org.uk if directions to venue are needed. NB for those attending both workshop and concert, from 6-7pm inexpensive hot food is available or you are welcome to bring your own food.

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Tlr Double Bill Feat. 4square & Maz O'connor

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm, Show starts 8pm

4Square are one of the finest young bands to grace the resurgent UK folk scene. Since humble beginnings in a freezing farmhouse on the outskirts of Rochdale in the winter of 2006, outspoken alternative-folk quartet 4Square has accomplished an incredible amount in a relatively short space of time. Not only has 4Square's music matured into the most unique and exciting sound you shall hear from the British folk music scene today; they have also shared stages with the likes of Steve Winwood, Fairport Convention, Joe Brown, Richard Thompson and Seth Lakeman. They play their music with zest, fire and virtuosity, yet an understated maturity which has grown throughout their seven year journey as a band. The sight and sound of simultaneous fiddle and clog dancing will stir the senses and quicken the pulse, galvanised by an engine-room of driving piano and percussion. 4Square have played at many festivals great and small, both in the UK, and all across Europe, in Denmark, Corfu, Norway, The Czech Republic and Sweden. They released their latest album, 'Hearth & Home' in autumn 2013. 4Square are: NICOLA LYONS: Fiddle, Vocals, Clog Dancing JIM MOLYNEUX: Piano, Accordion, Vocals JAMES MEADOWS: Tenor Guitar, Banjo DAN DAY: Percussion, Vocals 'Simply stunning' - John Tams 'Oustanding musicianship, total assurance, abundant energy and exceeding confidence...dripping in very obvious talent' - Dave Kidman, Netrhythms.com Nominated for the Horizon Award in the BBC Folk Awards 2013, Maz O'Connor is a gifted singer of traditional and self-penned songs. She accompanies her uniquely pure voice with guitar, shruti box, piano and harmonium. Described by Froots magazine as 'an enchanting debut album', her 'Upon a Stranger Shore' was released in the summer of 2012, just after Maz left university. 2013 brought a creative fellowship with the English Folk Dance and Song Society, funded by the BBC Performing Arts Fund, and a summer spent as the singer for the RSC's production of 'As You Like It' with music written by Laura Marling. After a busy year of gigging and gathering new material, Maz 's new album will be released in the Spring of 2014 and will be produced by multi-folk-award- winning Jim Moray. 'a vocal performance that stops you dead in your tracks' - Fatea 'Maz has given us an enchanting debut album, whose occasionally diffident demeanour, while promising much for the future, in itself proves very attractive.' - Froots

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Ewan Mclennan / Jimmy Aldridge And Sid Goldsmith

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Bristol The Folk House 7.30pm

http://www.ewanmclennan.co.uk/ Ewan McLennan first emerged onto the UK folk scene with the release of his debut album 'Rags & Robes'. The recording gained much critical praise, described by Maverick as 'a collection of truly captivating songs', and featured in MOJO's top ten folk albums of 2010. After an appearance on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show and a televised performance for the Celtic Connections Festival at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, his debut was capped by winning the BBC Folk Award's Horizon Award in 2011. Sid and Jimmy are an emerging duo who play traditional folk music predominantly from the British Isles. They tell stories of hardship, joy, murder and celebration held together with driving banjo and guitar arrangements and close vocal harmonies

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The Will Pound Band

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Topsham Matthews Hall 8.00pm - doors 7.30

The Will Pound Band plays a mix of English, Irish and Northumbrian tunes with jazz, bluegrass, blues, rock and funk rhythms. Its lineup is BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Musician nominee, harmonica player Will Pound, with Chris Sarjeant on guitar/vocals, Henry Webster on fiddle and John Parker on double bass. A flat out genius harmonica player' - Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 2

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The Hut People

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

English instrumental duo The Hut People are rapidly gaining more and more of a reputation as one of the hottest & most entertaining Folk/World acts on the UK roots circuit today.Using only a driving accordion and their dazzling array of exotic percussion, audiences are transported across the globe with their hugely entertaining and unique blend of Folk music around the world. Accordionist Sam Pirt & Percussionist Gary Hammond both have extensive backgrounds in music - having been part of and performed alongside legendary acts such as The Beautiful South, Nina Simone, The Dubliners & Sharon Shannon, their playing is still very much in high demand. Great music & virtuosity aside, a concert from The Hut People is overflowing with humour, spontaneity and a 100% commitment to their getting-the-crowd-involved ethos. Don't miss them. a bewildering array of percussion and accordion-fired compositions.truly infectious! (BBC R2) Remarkable . (The Living Tradition) This is a brilliantly unique sound a duo of piano accordion and percussion defiantly unbounded by British traditions as they stride into world music. (The Scotsman).

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Martin Carthy And Dave Swarbrick

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014, this legendary duo's experienced approach lacks none of the fervour of their early days, and brings a maturity born of many years living with the music. Before he joined the legendary Fairport Convention, Dave Swarbrick worked alongside leading folkies like Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, Beryl, teaming up with Martin Carthy in 1966. For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. "Intense and demanding, this is hard core traditional music. Sublime fiddle playing and the passionate delivery of evocative old songs by their ablest interpretor." Telegraph

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Martin Carthy And Dave Swarbrick

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014, this legendary duo's experienced approach lacks none of the fervour of their early days, and brings a maturity born of many years living with the music. Before he joined the legendary Fairport Convention, Dave Swarbrick worked alongside leading folkies like Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, Beryl, teaming up with Martin Carthy in 1966. For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. "Intense and demanding, this is hard core traditional music. Sublime fiddle playing and the passionate delivery of evocative old songs by their ablest interpretor." Telegraph

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Martin Carthy And Dave Swarbrick

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014, this legendary duo's experienced approach lacks none of the fervour of their early days, and brings a maturity born of many years living with the music. Before he joined the legendary Fairport Convention, Dave Swarbrick worked alongside leading folkies like Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, Beryl, teaming up with Martin Carthy in 1966. For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. "Intense and demanding, this is hard core traditional music. Sublime fiddle playing and the passionate delivery of evocative old songs by their ablest interpretor." Telegraph

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Jim Causley

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm and music from 8pm

Traditional singer specialising in west country material. Squeezebox and an engaging stage persona. Devon Incarnate and yes, he IS related to Charles Causley!

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Wille And The Bandits

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Dorchester Arts Centre 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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Wille And The Bandits

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Dorchester Arts Centre 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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Reg Meuross With Jess Vincent

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

Reg's clever and imaginative lyrics have earned him the title of Master Storyteller, and led Mike Harding (Mike Harding Folk Show) to introduce him onto the stage of The Royal Albert Hall as one of the finest singer-songwriters this country has produced. Whether it's a village hall or the Albert Hall, Reg brings to the stage a collection of extremely beautiful songs, performed with humour and depth, and sung with the voice of an angel. Reg has that rare gift of being able to touch people, through his songs and performance, on a really human level. His words and music paint pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung. Reg first emerged onto the acoustic music scene in the 1980s with The Panic Brothers and has, over the years of touring and playing solo as well as with many other acclaimed artists, developed a style that as Pete Townshend says allows the listener to embrace the whole breadth of his work over many years without distraction he sings in the neutral accent of an Englishman who travels the entirety of the British Isles, and tastes all its flavours, influenced by all its most profound national colours. In this he reminds one of Roy Harper or Ewan McColl, recent greats who went before him. Reg then went on to form The Flamingos who featured ex Graham Parker guitarist Martin Belmont, Bob Loveday from The Penguin Cafe Orchestra & Bob Geldof's Band & Alison Jones of The Barely Works They recorded one album called 'Arrested'. In 1996 he released his first critically acclaimed solo album 'The Goodbye Hat' and was nominated for several music awards, including best song for 'Ring around the Roses'. It was followed up in 2004 with 'Short Stories' and in 2006 by the excellent 'Still'. In 2008 he released his most successful collection to date, 'Dragonfly', followed in 2010 by 'All this Longing'. 'The Dreamed and the Drowned', released in 2011, is a collection of thirteen previously unreleased archive songs. It was commissioned and compiled by Stephen Jordan at The Bodleian Music Library, Oxford, who says This is Reg Meuross at his most eclectic and inspiring best. Reg was invited by Abbey Road, in 2012, to record an album in their world famous studios and he took this opportunity to respond to the many requests for him to make a CD that reflects the warmth intimacy of his live shows. Receiving 5 star reviews across the board, 'Leaves & Feathers' has been hailed by many to be Reg's most accomplished collection yet. His latest album, released in July 2014 is 'England Green & England Grey'. This new work deals with topics such as dementia, with a deep and moving commentary on the subject 'Counting My Footsteps To You'; it commemorates the centenary of WW1, with an unromanticised account of the story of Flora Sandes (the only woman to fight in that war); it tells the tale of the bandleader and his violin both lost in the Titanic disaster, 'The Band Played Sweet Marie'; and it delivers an anthem for our times: 'England Green and England Grey'. The maturity of Reg's writing, and the courage with which he deals with some difficult topics, is revealed here. Reg is one of this country's greatest songwriters at the very top of his game.

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Louis Barabbas & Bedlam 6

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Emsworth Westbourne Club 7.00pm Doors, Onstage 7.30pm

Bonkersly energetic full-on band which will fill the dance floor.

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An Acoustic Evening With Rory Ellis (aus)

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Ashill The Barn at Square and Compass Doors 8pm Start 9pm

Superb food from 7pm table booking essential. En Suite accom available plus camping - phone first for details and booking. SEATING CANNOT BE GUARANTEED - FIRST COME ETC... NO REFUNDS UNLESS SHOW CANCELLED.

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Virgil & The Accelerators

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Worcester Marr's Bar Doors 8:00pm

Touring Europe with their much anticipated second album release 'Army Of Three'. Produced by the legend that is Chris Tsangarides (Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, Gary Moore, Judas Priest). Having made a statement of intent in 2011 with their stunning all original debut album The Radium. Followed by a relentless touring schedule with legends such as Michael Schenker, Tracer, Uriah Heep, Johnny Winter and Wilko Johnson. VATA are now establishing themselves as one of the UK's premier exponents of high energy Blues Rock. April 2013 saw the release of 'Live From Marshall' a spectacular DVD capture of their stunning live sold out show at the holy grail of sound 'Marshall Amplification'. Virgil McMahon - winner of 'Best Guitarist 2013' fronts the power trio with his incredible fret board skills and seasoned vocals. Brother Gabriel on drums a formidable presence and master of intricate fills, drives the band through it's incredibly tight set. Holding the reins on bass is Jack Alexander Timmis. Gabriel and Jack provide the platform for Virgil to shine. The end result a jaw dropping and apparently telepathic set that is not to be missed. Already taking European festival stages by storm. This album release promises to take the band to the next level. Just left me broken AND low

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Dana & Susan Robinson At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub Doors open around 7:30 pm

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. 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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Softlysoftly Presents The Foxglove Trio + Jakubowski + Stevieray Latham

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at London Kiss The Sky Doors 2.45pm Music 3-5pm

PLEASE NOTE, this event is ADULTS ONLY - no children (or babies!) allowed. Advance ticket guarantees a seat. Deliciously chilled unplugged acoustic music to charm you on a Crouch End Sunday afternoon. THE FOXGLOVE TRIO Wonderful traditional folk and original material from this fantastic multi-instrumental three-piece, singing in English and Welsh. http://www.thefoxglovetrio.co.uk/ JAKUBOWSKI Band led by harmonica playing guitarist singer-songwriter Richard Jakubowski. soundcloud.com/ramblin-rick-jakubowski STEVIERAY LATHAM Young acoustic bluesy player with hints of an early Bob Dylan... https://soundcloud.com/stevieraymusic As usual doors open at 2.45, with music starting at 3pm and continuing until 5pm (Please note tickets will be available at the door - these will be £4) Oh yes, and there'll be marshmallows too! (After 5pm the bar opens its doors to non-paying general public, so you can stay on and enjoy the evening ambience) The venue is easy to get to - Tube to Finsbury Park or Overground to Crouch End Hill, then a couple of minutes on the W7 bus to Crouch End Clocktower, from which the venue is just two minutes' stroll.

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Acoustic Strawbs

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Swansea The Scene 7.30pm

Legendary Uk folk band featuring Cousins,Cronk and Lambert Unplugged.

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Voices From The Past. Modal Traditions Of The Near East

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at London Kurdish Community Centre Concert starts at 7:30 pm

Concert presented by Kurdish, Persian and Armenian master artists - Dengbej Kazo, Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat, and Murat Içlinalça.

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Grainne Duffy

on Mon, 6 Oct 2014 at Edinburgh The Voodoo Rooms 7PM

6 October 2014 Edinburgh Blues Club present Grainne Duffy & Robbie Hill & The Blues 62s Grainne Duffy is a unique talent, raw and powerful, edgy and elegant. Growing up in Co. Monaghan, Ireland she gained exposure at an early age to such defining influential artists as The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac and The Pretenders by raiding her elder sisters' record collection and very soon was developing her own musical tastes. This began when she heard the subtle playing of Peter Green which was to pave the way for Grainne to start listening to other guitarists such as B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and of course Rory Gallagher. Such a fascination led to Grainne picking up the guitar and beginning what was to be just the start of her musical journey. All the while she was developing her vocal ability by singing in her local church choir and listening to artists as diverse Aretha Franklin, Linda Rondstat and Bonnie Raitt to name but a few. Such was the immediate reaction to her first album release that she soon became a regular on the festival circuit in her native Ireland and she began taking her music abroad to such places as far flung as the Artic island of Svalbard, Norway. She then was asked to appear for 3 days at Glastonbury 2008. There she was lucky enough to share the stage with such wonderful artists as Joan Baez, Suzanne Vega, Sinead O Connor, Seasick Steve and The Blockheads to name but a few. She opened the acoustic stage on day one with her full band with what was to be an unforgettable performance. At this point Grainne had introduced among her own material her show stopping version of the Etta James classic 'I'd Rather go Blind' to her set. It was during the performance of this song on day one of Glastonbury 2008 that the entire crowd in the acoustic tent, who had been camped out on the floor of the tent, rose to their feet mid performance and the atmosphere transformed to something magical that she has never forgotten and has since gone on to state as one of the highlights of her career thus far. Grainne has appeared alongside Paul Brady for the re-opening of the newly refurbished Ulster Hall and also at the renowned Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland and an extensive tour of Norway. All the while between touring Grainne was continuing to pen new material and was experimenting with new sounds for her follow up album. She moved from playing a Strat to a Gibson Les Paul, a guitar which was to become her recognisable sound. Simultaneously, her fan base was continuing to grow at home and abroad. With her band now featuring a full line-up of second guitar - Paul Sherry, bass - Davy Watson, drums - Eamon Ferris and piano -John McCullough, this ensemble was gaining a well earned reputation as a stellar unit always delivering passionate performances - the perfect foundation for Grainne's vocals, guitar playing and her songs. 2011 saw Grainne and her band begin the recording of her second album, over the spring and summerdue to the ever increasing touring schedule of the band at home and abroad in Norway, Scotland, Isle of Man, Holland and Belgium. Test of Time saw an album of eleven self penned tracks spanning Grainne's many and varied influences all brought together by her ever rich sublime vocals and the heartfelt expression in her guitar playing. On this record Grainne teamed up with well known producer and mixing engineer Niko Bolas working from Capitol Studios in L.A. Niko's reputation for working with singers and his experience from working with artists as diverse and varied as Neil Young, Rod Stewart, Stan Getz, Herbie Hancock, Keith Richards, John Mayer, Los Lonely Boys and Melissa Etheridge, brought a touch of magic to a specially crafted album. With mastering completed by Grammy award winner Richard Dodd in Nashville the finishing touches to the album were all perfectly in place. Earlier in the year Grainne released the first single from the album - 'I Know Were Gonna Be Just Fine' to coincide with her Irish theatre tour. The single received a warm reception and much airplay and made the BBC Northern Ireland playlist and has recently received wonderful reviews from BBC Radio 2. Her new album is due during 2014. "Grainne, truly is the nightingale of the blues circuit at the moment with a clarity and superb articulation no mumbling of words when she is on stage, her band provide her with more than just a solid platform they provide form, shape and texture that her voice can weave around creating a soulful sound that is magical!" Blues in Britain Magazine August 2013 http://www.grainneduffy.com Robbie Hill & The Blues 62s When blues great Otis Grand tells you it's time to expand your horizons, you listen if you're serious about your music. Robbie Hill, originally of Fife, Scotland, had played all over the UK, going out of his way to see the greats while also studying music. But Hill heeded his mentor and set out for Scandinavia with little more than a backpack and a guitar. Helsinki seemed the place to be, and there he met Jesse King. Maybe it was their shared love of the blues, maybe it was similarities in their coastal homelands, but King and Hill connected. King is from the rugged coast of Oregon in the United States. With a passion for waves and cooking as well as the bass, King has played at campfires as often as at bars. Together King and Hill jammed, but they needed a drummer to fit their emerging sound while also pushing them forward. Tatu Pärssinen, of Oulu, Finland, gave them the final ingredient they needed. Pärssinen is an architect by training, but he has been playing in projects since he was 10 years old. Pärssinen brings a background in African, jazz and world rhythms for the group to build on. It seems wrong to say that Robbie Hill and the Blue 62 were born of that union because a sound so tight and primal must have always been. Finding rhythm and layers off each other, the trio mixes covers that pull new meat from old bones with original work that sounds as old as the fjords. Hill, King and Pärssinen couple their globe-spanning experience with a deep and abiding appreciation for what it means to play the blues to create a sound that is both unique and infectiously familiar. This is Robbie Hill's first Scottish tour date in 2 and a half years. http://robbiehill.net From 7.15pm in The Ballroom. Available through membership of the Edinburgh Blues Club at £10 per month, join at http://www.edinburgh-blues.co.uk http://www.wegottickets.com/edinburghbluesclub On the door price £15.00

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Ange Hardy

on Mon, 6 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors open 7:00pm, Live Music Starts 8:30pm

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. -------------------------- Ange Hardy is a 30 year old female folk singer, songwriter and recording artist from West Somerset, England. She lives with her husband Rob, daughter Amy and son Luke just outside Watchet. Mike Harding recently called Ange "one of the bright stars of the new wave of folk singers" and over the past 12 months Ange Hardy has been firmly establishing herself as a remarkable folk artist having received FATEA Magazine's 'Female Vocalist of the Year' award following the very well received release of her debut folk album 'Bare Foot Folk' in May 2013. This new album builds on those strong foundations of deeply rooted folk music. Where 'Bare Foot Folk' was about stripping everything back to it's roots 'The Lament of The Black Sheep' is about exploring the surrounding soil. 'The Lament of The Black Sheep' is a collection of original songs inspired by family, tradition, personal experience, and the tales of West Somerset. These are songs of heritage and stories of working the land.

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Adrian Byron Burns

on Mon, 6 Oct 2014 at Etton The Processed Pea Doors open 7pm for 8pm start

The Processed Pea bids a welcome return to International singer/songwriter Adrian Byron Burns from his home in France.

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Maz O'connor

on Mon, 6 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe doors 7.30pm

Maz 's new album, 'This Willowed Light' has been produced by multi-folk-award-winning Jim Moray and was released in July 2014. The Observer described it as 'the perfect blend of youthfulness and gravitas' and tipped it as 'the folk album of the year thus far'.

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Erja Lyttinen Band From Finland At The 'famous Momday Blues

on Mon, 6 Oct 2014 at Oxford Jericho Tavern 8PM until 11pm

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Erja Lyttinen Band From Finland At The 'famous Momday Blues

on Mon, 6 Oct 2014 at Oxford Jericho Tavern 8PM until 11pm

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Na Mara

on Mon, 6 Oct 2014 at Chesham Folk Club 8:30pm - 11:00pm. Door open 8:15

Na Mara are Rob Garcia and Paul McNamara. Together they take songs and tunes from the French and Spanish Celtic tradition and make them totally accessible in English. They also write some very thought provoking songs about the Spanish Civil War and other topics. Paul is Vocalist and Guitarist, Rob plays mandola, mandolin and is a virtuoso guitarist, he is originally of Spanish origin. Together they are simply majestic.

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John Wheeler (hayseed Dixix)

on Mon, 6 Oct 2014 at Brighton The Greys 8.30pm - 11.00pm

The Incredible John Wheeler, front man of Hayseed Dixie will be performing songs from his new critically acclaimed solo album " an American Gothic". He describes this new album as " an acoustic- electric, jazz-punk riding on the back of some old-school folk- funk" so just as much fun and familiarity as his wider known music Hayseed Dixie which of course he will also be playing.

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Dave Mcgraw & Mandy Fer Owlsworld Presents The Old Barn Sessions

on Mon, 6 Oct 2014 at Sarratt The Cock Inn 7.30pm for 8.30pm

Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer 21st Cent American Folk & Roots http://daveandmandymusic.com Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer are natural explorers. McGraw spent a decade as a wildlife biologist, working everywhere from Mexico to the Grand Canyon. Fer logged some time in Spain, where she studied music and local culture. Together, the two songwriters have built a music career on those travels, funneling everything - the characters they met, the things they saw, the sounds they heard, the stories they learned - into a mix of rich, detailed folk music and rootsy Americana. Dave & Mandy's debut duo album, Seed of a Pine was recorded in Chicago during the summer of 2011 with renowned producer Zach Goheen and includes contributions from a litany of acclaimed musicians, including Wisconsin singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey, Po'Girl/Birds of Chicago songstress Allison Russell, and JT Nero (Birds of Chicago). With this release of the songwriters' first official collaboration, the duo's striking ability to blend their lush folk and Americana-influenced styles is on full display. McGraw's consoling, velvety baritone voice, reminiscent of Greg Brown, coupled with Fer's soaring and subtly powerful vocal approach, likened to that of Patty Griffin, puts a spit-shine polish on the finely crafted body of songs they have generated together. The intricate weavings of their vocal harmonies are undeniably exceptional. McGraw's hard-hitting tunes echo narratives of the culture and landscape of the American West, wherein he thoughtfully spins tales of everyday folks looking for a little something more in their earthly existence. Fer takes a more dreamy approach, evoking complex and ethereal imagery within her sultry and haunting melodies. Her potent electric lead guitar playing, in the vein of jazz-fusion guitarist John Scofield, bravely propels this duo through their uniquely heartfelt and spirited live performances, winning over audiences night after night. McGraw and Fer have amassed an admirable résumé and an ever-expanding fan base during their time playing music together. Having toured Europe and the U.S. from coast to coast, performing in highly esteemed theaters to intimate listening rooms, the pair has honed their skills sharing stages with fellow troubadours including Iron & Wine, Willy Porter, The Swell Season, Kelly Joe Phelps, Jeffrey Foucault and many others. Dave and Mandy currently reside on an island in northwest Washington state and will be releasing their next full length album Maritime in Europe in late summer 2014. 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: Door £10 or £8 pre-booked from We Got Tickets (booking fees apply) or PayPal Tickets (commission free).

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Maz O'connor

on Tue, 7 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music starts 8:30pm

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. ----------------------- Maz O'Connor is a singer of traditional and original folk songs. She released her debut album, 'Upon a Stranger Shore', on Demon Barber Sounds in July 2012. The album was described as 'an enchanting debut' by Froots magazine and led to a tour supporting the sell-out show 'The Lock In' in Spring 2013. In early 2013 Maz and the English Folk Dance and Song Society were awarded funding by the BBC Performing Arts Fund, and Maz will spend the year working with the EFDSS as a creative fellow. She is one of 19 U.K. based artists supported by the scheme for 2013. 2013 will also see Maz join the RSC as the singer for the Stratford-Upon-Avon production of 'As You Like It' with music written by Laura Marling. 'a vocal performance that stops you dead in your tracks' (Neil King for Fatea)

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Sean Taylor

on Tue, 7 Oct 2014 at London The Old Queen's Head Doors @ 7.30pm, Music @ 8.30pm

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be taking place at our alternative home for the evening: THE OLD QUEEN'S HEAD, 44 Essex Road Angel (N1 8LN) DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ''An absolutely superb guitarist ... reminiscent of John Martyn" Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 ''Articulate, compelling ... brilliant'' (Four stars) Mojo Magazine ''A bluesy devotional intensity that rightly draws comparisons to John Martyn" Q Magazine "My main listen today - Springsteen and Taylor are cheering my day...brilliant, stunning songs. Great album.' Mike Harding ''A star in the making ...a superb talent'' Metro 'A fine blues guitarist ... Taylor is a man to watch' Guardian "Sean Taylor is a wonderfully talented modern troubadour whose sincere, thoughtful songs pull you in. I've had the pleasure of sharing the stage with him. He swings. Check him out!" Eric Bibb 'Sean Taylor's work just gets classier ... His talent might yet puncture the mainstream' Classic Rock 8/10 Sean Taylor has rapidly grown to be one of the hottest new names in the UK blues/acoustic scene. His incredible passion for performance, sheer talent and songwriting of the highest calibre is a testament to his frequent comparisons with John Martyn and Tom Waits. He has opened for artists such as John Fogerty, Neville Brothers, Tony Joe White, Eric Bibb, Tom Paxton, Tift Merritt and Band Of Horses. He has toured Holland, Switzerland, Australia, France and Ireland. The past couple of years has seen Sean's profile rocket with UK and European tours and festival performances at Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival, Celtic Connections, Port Fairy Folk Festival (Australia) Beautiful Days and many others Sean's new album 'Chase The Night' is out now. The album was recorded in Austin, TX with producer Mark Hallman (Carole King, Ani Di Franco & Eliza Gilkyson) and features legendary double bass player Danny Thompson who is often Sean's touring partner www.seantaylorsongs.com

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Jimmy Livingstone

on Tue, 7 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Jimmy Livingstone is a British singer/songwriter. This summer he was chosen by the queen of Americana herself, Lucinda Williams, as support act on her UK tour following the release of his acclaimed debut album, One eye open, one eye closed. Jimmy's songs come with a rich voice, a big heart, a splash of Americana and a sliver of soul. His album is a big-budget record made on a wing and a prayer. It was recorded between London and Los Angeles on borrowed time in studios, big and small, in lounges, garages, bedrooms, basements and a church. Having become homeless in LA, he eventually ran out of couches to surf and found his way to a remote shack in the Mojave desert where he finished the album on his own. The recording brought together an incredible array of musicians who heard the songs and just wanted to play on them. Among them were Lucinda Williams' and John Mayer's guitarist, Doug Pettibone, Doggen from Spiritualized, Frank Zappa's old brass section, Matt Round from Billy Bragg's band and Evan Jenkins from the Neil Cowley trio. It was, in Jimmy's words, 'quite a trip'. He will be playing solo on the tour, singing songs old and new and telling wry tales of a life lived with a glint in his eye.

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Silencio - Acoustic/alternative/folk -

on Tue, 7 Oct 2014 at London Heath Street Church 7.30pm

Tickets on sale until 1300 on day of event. £8 on the door £6 Advance ticket £4 Student/Child Doors 1930 Music at 2015 Basic bar, alcohol will be on sale. Red/White wine, bottled lager, ale and cider. Also soft drinks

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Silencio - Acoustic/alternative/folk -

on Tue, 7 Oct 2014 at London Heath Street Church 7.30pm

Tickets on sale until 1300 on day of event. £8 on the door £6 Advance ticket £4 Student/Child Doors 1930 Music at 2015 Basic bar, alcohol will be on sale. Red/White wine, bottled lager, ale and cider. Also soft drinks

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Jess Morgan

on Tue, 7 Oct 2014 at London Servant Jazz Quarters 7.30pm

April 2014 saw the release of a brand new album 'Langa Langa' which showcased a wind-fall of sizzling new songs and claw-hammer guttering already championed by BBC Folk Show's host, Mark Radcliffe. Jess Morgan's simple, evocative songs tell stories and are peppered with influence from British Folk as well as country, blues and world music. Off the back of an exciting year playing over one hundred shows, Jess is steadily building a name for herself as a grafter and a force to be reckoned with in roots and folk music in the UK and in Europe. "Gorgeous country folk" THE GUARDIAN "Simply stunning" FOLK RADIO UK "Delicate-voiced, acoustic folk troubadour." - TIME OUT --------- Harry Harris began writing and recording with a Tascam 8-track, a learning copy of Logic and a Myspace account at the age of 16. The subsequent EP, rough around the edges though it was, caught the attention of singer/songwriter Polly Paulusma, and together they recorded a full length album in February 2007. Now Harry Harris is back with a rotating gallery of musicians in tow and a brand new record - "Songs About Other People" - recorded over 3 days in Soup Studios, London. An FA cup hero, a lost pilot whale and Elvis Presley all feature in this collection of tales, inspired by writers such as Warren Zevon, Craig Finn and Richard Yates.

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Jim Causley & Lukas Drinkwater

on Wed, 8 Oct 2014 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath Doors 7.15pm, start 7.45pm

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King Creosote

on Wed, 8 Oct 2014 at Liverpool Epstein Theatre Doors 7.30pm

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Hannah James

on Wed, 8 Oct 2014 at Chesterfield Real Time Live Doors open at 7.30pm

Hannah James and Sam Sweeney ventured out as a duo after nine years with their band, Kerfuffle, who made five albums and appeared at festivals throughout the U.K. and abroad. Kerfuffle played their last official gig at Shrewsbury Folk Festival in 2010 to pursue separate musical careers, but still tour their very successful Midwinter show 'Lighten the Dark' in December each year. Hannah is a member of Lady Maisery, a vocal harmony trio formed with Hazel Askew (The Askew Sisters) and Rowan Rheingans (Fidola). Inspired by folk singing traditions of the UK and northern Europe, Lady Maisery sing songs and ballads both unaccompanied and with backing from their combined instrumental talents on accordion, harp and fiddle. Hannah was also a member of accordion trio, Hell Said the Duchess with Karen Tweed and Becky Price. 2012 was a busy year. Hannah was invited to join Maddy Prior and Giles Lewin, resulting in two tours and an album, '3 for Joy', toured again in 2013 at a Spring tour is planned for 2014. In the Summer 2013 Hannah was involved in a project in Canada with Leonard Podolak (The Duhks) and Matt Gordon (Fiddle Puppets) where she had the opportunity to learn appalachian clogging. She also formed a duo with Alastair Vannan, Alastair is an archaeologist and historical researcher by profession. He combines these vocations by undertaking research into the historical context of folksong, which has been published in the Folk Music Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society. Together, Hannah and Alastair perform a charming and interesting selection of songs.

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Hey Harley Feat: Lizanne Knott And Bill Reveles

on Wed, 8 Oct 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Fans of Americana music may debate on various topics, but all are undoubtedly in agreement: two great musicians are better than one. And that is certainly the case with Hey Harley, a new collaboration between acclaimed singersongwriters Lizanne Knott and Bill Reveles whose respective strengths are poised to shine as this hot duo becomes a powerhouse on the Americana scene. Lizanne, already renowned for her award-winning songwriting and infectious, smoky vocals, has long been championed in the UK by BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris, a staunch supporter since hearing her debut release in early 2002. Bill Reveles has received four songwriting and artist awards, including "Best Male Artist" at the Southern California Music Awards and "Best Adult Contemporary Artist" from the prestigious Los Angeles Music Awards. He has over 50 music placements in both TV and film including hit series such as "Beverly Hills 90210", "Melrose Place", "Party Of Five" and Paramount Films' "Nobody's Fool" (1994) starring the late Paul Newman, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, and the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Both Lizanne and Bill have multiple solo albums behind them (Lizanne's latest, Standing In The English Rain, earned a spot on the USA's 2013 Top Folk Albums list); and have graced some of the UK's and US's most famed stages and festivals; sharing the stage with notable names including Shawn Colvin, Joan Osborne, Jimmy Webb, JD Souther and many others. Hey Harley plans to release their label (Proper Music Group) debut record in the UK in early 2015. Radio singles will be available by August 2014 before they embark on the October 2014 UK tour. The strength of Hey Harley's reputation impressed Taylor Guitars enough to offer a coveted artist partnership to the duo for their forthcoming tours. The duo have relocated from their home bases of Philadelphia (Lizanne Knott) and Los Angeles (Bill Reveles) to live and work in Nashville's vibrant artist community. Their UK tour in October 2014 will be followed by appearances throughout the USA and Europe and will include a number of radio and TV appearances. http://www.heyharley.com/

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Born Bred Believes Presents Roy Bailey

on Wed, 8 Oct 2014 at Stourbridge Katie Fitzgerald's 7.30 pm

Born Bred Believes presents the legendary Roy bailey. Supporting Pete Lowe prospective parliamentary candidate for Stourbridge 2015.

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Before The Gold Rush @ The Haberdashery, Stoke Newington

on Wed, 8 Oct 2014 at London The Haberdashery Doors 7.15pm, Music starts 8pm.

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

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Before The Gold Rush @ The Haberdashery, Stoke Newington

on Wed, 8 Oct 2014 at London The Haberdashery Doors 7.15pm, Music starts 8pm.

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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.:rusalnaia:.

on Wed, 8 Oct 2014 at Nottingham The Running Horse 8pm

Psych folk duo Rusalnaia, featuring Sharron Kraus, come to Nottingham for the first time. Solo guitar support from Nick Jonah Davis and Toby Hay.

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"finest Kind" (canada) @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at Ellesmere Port Whitby Sports & Social Club Start 8-15pm until just after 11pm

Together, Finest Kind is a remarkable folk trio from Ottawa, Canada whose exquisite harmony singing and brilliant vocal arrangements bring a fresh sense of excitement and discovery to the performance of old songs. The trio's glorious sound, served up with easy-going humour, has won a devoted following across North America. Finest Kind's vocal arrangements are a creative tour de force.

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Hannah James With Maarja Nutt.

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8pm

tickets £10

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Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at London Union Chapel Doors 7.00pm

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The Bill Laurence Project & Strings

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at Barton The Ropewalk Doors 7pm, starts 8pm

Root Music and Band on the Wall present Bill Laurence Project and Strings. Bill Laurance is the pianist with Grammy- winning band of the moment Snarky Puppy, the Brooklyn (via Texas) collective that has taken the international scene by storm. Joining Laurance on stage are fellow Snarky Puppy main-men Michael League (bass) and Robert 'Sput' Searight (drums), with the trio augmented by a string quartet drawn from the ranks of the fabulous Heritage Orchestra.

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Sunjay Brayne

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

The new kid on the guitarist block! Sunjay has barely turned 20 but his playing has been hailed as "superb, brilliant, intricate and faultless" and his singing is also top notch. He covers a wide range of blues, folk and pop material, plus originals, and has great charm and self-confidence on stage.

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Sunjay Brayne

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

The new kid on the guitarist block! Sunjay has barely turned 20 but his playing has been hailed as "superb, brilliant, intricate and faultless" and his singing is also top notch. He covers a wide range of blues, folk and pop material, plus originals, and has great charm and self-confidence on stage.

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Rod Picott

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at Bristol Kings Arms Doors at 7.30pm

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An Evening Of Armenian Sacred Music

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at London Lumen Church Doors at 7:00pm | Concert starts at 7:30pm

Gomidas Institute in association with Music of Armenia present Teatr ZAR in "An Evening of Armenian Sacred Music" Join us for an evening of Armenian sacred music performed by Teatr ZAR, a 13-piece multinational group who draw on modal vocal traditions of Armenian liturgical chants accompanied by drone. Address Lumen Arts 88 Tavistock Place London WC1H 9RS

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Kris Dollimore

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm CONCESSIONS APPPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Kris Dollimore

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm CONCESSIONS APPPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Dean Owens

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at Brighton The Greys 8.30pm

A welcome return to the South coast of 'Scotland's most engaging and haunting singer-songwriter' (Irvine Welsh). From Edinburgh, founder of influential Americana band The Felsons, with solo albums recorded in Scotland, Nashville and New York recording and touring with the pick of top players, including the legendary Al Perkins. Dean Owens is regular performer at Celtic Connections and his song 'Raining In Glasgow' was chosen by BBC Radio Scotland as their Festival Theme Song. Irvine Welsh champions him and Russell Brand liked his music so much, he gave him a live session on his show. Not bad accolades! Now he's back at The Greys for an intimate show.

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Eric Taylor

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at The B-Bar @ The Barbican Theatre 8.00pm

Eric Taylor makes a welcome return to the B-Bar. Anyone who has seen his unique performance and storytelling here before will be delighted to hear of his return. A night not to be missed. Eric Taylor is a sage musician, a lyrical genius and a master of the guitar. If you're not familiar with Taylor by name, you've probably heard his songs performed by people such as Nanci Griffith and Lyle Lovett. He has created a multitude of fans and devotees that are legends themselves in the singer/songwriter realm, artists who have long considered Taylor to be a teacher and a lantern bearer whose time is long overdue. More information on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/586207844830416

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Larry Miller Band

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at Cardiff The Globe 7.30pm

Great Rock n Blues

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Braw Gigs And No Globe Present: King Ayisoba

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at Edinburgh Old St Paul's Church Hall 7pm until 10pm

King Ayisoba mixes kologo music from the Upper East Region of Ghana with the energy and flavor of the 'Modern Ghanaian' dance scene. He sings in Frafra, Twi and in English, jumping from his low, guttural growl to moments of piercingly high interjection. Ayisoba plays the kologo, a two-string guitar with a calabash gourd resonator that allows skilled players to double up hard rhythms with twirling melodic refrains. Ayisoba learned how to play the kologo from his grandfather, becoming a musical child prodigy throughout the Bolgatanga area thanks to a steady stream of gigs at weddings, funerals and festivals. After moving to Accra and working with late Hiplife star Terry Bon Chaka, King Ayisoba released his first two albums 'Modern Ghanaians' and 'Africa', becoming a big star in the process. Joining Ayisoba will be Leith's finest acoustic and vocal experimenter, Wounded Knee, and Glasgow based avante-bass legend Howie Reeve.

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Rag Mama Rag

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes Doors 7:30pm On stage 8:00pm Finish 10:15pm

The 'Blues' don't get much hotter than this! Ashley & Debbie performed a fantastic show for us in November 2011, the energy, skill, authenticity of style and fun was roots music at it's best. They returned in October 2012 and played a very different set with some wonderfully moody slide guitar which evoked memories of those masters of modern, moody, Americana slaked slide guitar, Ry Cooder & David Lindley. They returned again in October 2013 to a steadily increasing audience and blew us away again. Rag Mama Rag are a really top act who deserve wider recognition - unbelievably good. Formed in 1991, the English duo RAG MAMA RAG, have slowly and consistently built up their reputation as one of Europes finest Country Blues acts. With an interesting and wide range of instruments, (ASHLEY DOW, Henderson Acoustic Guitar, National & Dobro Resonator Bottleneck Guitars, Weissenborn Acoustic Lap Steel, Ukulele and Vocals, plus DEBORAH DOW, Harmonica, Washboard, Percussion and Backing Vocals), RAG MAMA RAG create an exceptionally full and hard driving rhythmic sound which soon has audiences feet tapping. Their repertoire is 20s and 30s Blues based, but extremely varied, encompassing Mississippi Blues, East Coast Ragtime sounds, early White Country tunes, Original Compositions, and many other regional styles of the 20s and 30s period. Touring non stop in Europe during the last ten years RAG MAMA RAG have clocked up well over 2000 concerts and have played at many major festivals in France, Belgium and Germany.

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Steve Knightley

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at South Molton The George Hotel 8.30pm

Steve Knightley is the song-writing force behind Show of Hands, widely acclaimed as the finest acoustic roots duo in England with three Albert Hall sell-outs to their name. The Exeter based singer-songwriter writes the majority of material for the band which also features multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer and together they won Best Live Act in the 2004 BBC2 Radio2 Folk awards - the only category voted for by the public. He is renowned for his strong, trademark narrative songs which reflect the escapades, hopes and fears not only of people in his native West Country but beyond and he pulls no punches when writing highly literate songs about bigger, global issues. 'One of England's greatest singer songwriters' Mike Harding BBC Radio 2 'Bleak, witty and finely observed' The Guardian 'Committed and distinctive songs of conscience, love and history' BBC Radio 2 www.showofhands.co.uk/about/steve-knightley Pre-show meals are available from 6.30pm. Booking is essential. To book please call us on 01769 572514. Please see our website for further details.

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Ben Sands

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 8.15 pm (doors 7.45)

Another member of the famous Irish Sands family, Colum's brother Ben is making his first visit to Wessex Acoustic. Expect poignant songs, with stories and chat, all laced with that laid back Irish humour. Support by the velvet voiced singer-songwriter from Bournemouth, Nigel Waite

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Ben Sands

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 8.15 pm (doors 7.45)

Another member of the famous Irish Sands family, Colum's brother Ben is making his first visit to Wessex Acoustic. Expect poignant songs, with stories and chat, all laced with that laid back Irish humour. Support by the velvet voiced singer-songwriter from Bournemouth, Nigel Waite

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The Black Feathers

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing Bar opens at 6.30 pm, doors at 7.30 pm

The Black Feathers are singer/songwriters Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler who, having played together for many years in various projects, decided to break away and collaborate as a duo, writing and performing their own material. They set off in search of ancient melodies as a base to build a sound that later became The Black Feathers, drawing their influences from a number of high-quality wells; Americana rubbing shoulders with folk, and edgy rock sensibilities peeking through the tight-as-blood harmonies.

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Tatcho Drom

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tatcho Drom, meaning 'True Journey' in Romani Gypsy language, is the performance ensemble around violinist& singer Gundula Gruen. Inspired by the charisma of Esma Redepova, the virtuosity of Taraf de Haïdouks and the humour of Emir Kusturica, Tatcho Drom perform a broad repertoire of traditional music from across Eastern Europe and the Balkans, as well as original compositions by Gundula.

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Charlotte Carpenter

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Cardiff Dempseys 8:00pm

Fizzi & BlueBox presents Charlotte Carpenter (Full band) with support from Paddy James Caroline Harrison Friday 10th October 2014 Four Bars at Dempseys, Cardiff 8pm / 18+ £4adv CHARLOTTE CARPENTER Northampton-born singer-songwriter Charlotte Carpenter is a rising songstress, gravitating more readily towards blues and mixing Laura Marling's breathless insight with Daughter's ambient indie. Having three previously self-released EP's under her belt, her most recent 'Whole' EP climbing to No.10 in the iTunes singer/songwriter Charts, followed with a recent download-only track 'Siren Song' which received a spin on Lauren Laverne's 6Music show, it is clear Charlotte is much more than the sum of her influences. Honing her stagecraft alongside fellow contemporary troubadours such as Marika Hackman, Ethan Johns, George Ezra and Annie Eve, Charlotte's spectral sound and live shows have won her considerable acclaim and support from the likes of national indie publications Brum Notes and For Folk's Sake, as well as glowing recognition from BBC Introducing. Charlotte is currently recording her fourth EP which is set for an autumn release. Imbued with a more abrasive, rockier vibe than her older material, her latest record will look to demonstrate exactly why she will 'soon be anointed alt's newest darling.' Whole | Official Video www.youtube.com/watch?v=fg1YEcR0e-Y Siren Song | Free Download www.soundcloud.com/charlottecarpentermusic/siren-song-free-download PADDY JAMES Paddy James is not just a typical singer-songwriter with an ability to flirt on six steel strings. He's a sharp, focused charmer with a killer voice to boot. Paddy is a pioneer of positivity and has aspirations larger than the devilish grin that rests permanently on his face. He is currently recording his debut EP - 'The Lost Boy' - which is set to be released in early 2015. www.paddyjames.com CAROLINE HARRISON "A voice of gold" is how Swansea's Evening Post defines Singer-Songwriter Caroline Harrison. Originally born in Kent, it could have been a very different musical story for Caroline but a family move to rural West Wales in 1997 went on to help shape what looks to be a very promising career in music. Growing up listening to The Mamas & the Papas, Dusty Springfield, Dionne Warwick and many more it is evident that this era has very much inspired her own sound. www.carolineharrison.com www.soundcloud.com/caroline-harrison www.carolineharrison.bandcamp.com ------------------------------------------------- Bluebox Promotions - BlueboxCardiff@live.co.uk Fizzi Events - Music@Fizzievents.com Twitter: @BlueboxPromo @Fizzievents @FourBarsCardiff Facebook: www.facebook.com/BlueBoxPromotions www.facebook.comFour Bars at Dempseys www.facebook.com/Fizzievents -------------------------------------------------

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Music Unwrapped - Celtic Funk

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Highbury Pub Doors at 7.30 pm, music at 8.00 pm

Rowena Knight takes some funky mandolin, adds a touch of mandola, blends in guitar and keyboards, decorates with some soaring flute melodies, stirs with a looping machine, and invites you to sit back, enjoy and think of Cornwall or else join in, of course! Recommended for aged 8 upwards

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Music Unwrapped - Celtic Funk

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Highbury Pub Doors at 7.30 pm, music at 8.00 pm

Rowena Knight takes some funky mandolin, adds a touch of mandola, blends in guitar and keyboards, decorates with some soaring flute melodies, stirs with a looping machine, and invites you to sit back, enjoy and think of Cornwall or else join in, of course! Recommended for aged 8 upwards

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Music Unwrapped - Celtic Funk

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Highbury Pub Doors at 7.30 pm, music at 8.00 pm

Rowena Knight takes some funky mandolin, adds a touch of mandola, blends in guitar and keyboards, decorates with some soaring flute melodies, stirs with a looping machine, and invites you to sit back, enjoy and think of Cornwall or else join in, of course! Recommended for aged 8 upwards

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Bonnie Dobson & Her Boys

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Ravenshead The Stetson Doors 7.30pm Show 8.15pm

A special concert featuring Bonnie and her very talented band

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Jamie Smith's Mabon

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at London Kings Place 8pm

'Best Group' in the 2014 Spiral Awards Awardwinning, stunning, joyous and vibrant Celtic music without borders Jamie Smith's MABON (JSM) is an essential and heady treat, currently seen by audiences and critics alike as one of Britain's fastest rising 'must see' roots acts. JSM's music is self-styled, singular and toe-tappingly good an irresistible blend of world music, Celtic roots and rabble-rousing funk folk, filled with energy, joy and passion. Jamie Smith's prolific and imaginative compositions take you on a magical whistle-stop Euro tour, with jigs and reels jostling for space alongside other dance-related forms including Breton fest-noz, French mazurka, Galician muinera and even shades of klezmer in an exuberant, feelgood show. Jamie Smith's MABON has 'a fearsome reputation as a live band' (Financial Times), and over the past eighteen months they have delivered their show to audiences across Europe, delighting the crowds from Cropredy to Celtic Connections, WOMEX (Copenhagen) to Lorient (Brittany). Led by Jamie, 'one hell of an accordion player and arranger' (Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2), JSM delivers a spirited, sublimely executed performance featuring instrumentals from the award-winning album, Live at the Grand Pavilion alongside freshly penned songs coaxing the audience down a corkscrew path of contrasting emotions that leaves them breathless and bewitched. So stand by for infectious, energising, life affirming music in spades. As fRoots put it, 'Mabon are comin' through, no surprise to hear them, powerful, authentic and a tad wonderful'. 'Absolutely stunning- they should be headlining all the major festivals!' Mick Peat, BBC Midlands Folkwaves jamiesmithsmabon.com

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Rory Mcleod

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Doncaster Warde-Aldham Centre 7.30 for 8pm

Rory McLeod is a British folk singer-songwriter and musical force of nature and good. As well as singing, his performances include storytelling in the tradition of the traveling minstrel or troubadour, and playing a wide range of instruments including guitar, harmonica, trombone and his own invention the 'stomping box'. After years on the road at folk festivals and venues, he has settled in Orkney with his partner and two young sons. We are so pleased to have him in Doncaster. Rory Mcleod - ex-circus clown and fire eater. A one man soulband, poet and storyteller, singing his own unique upbeat dance stories. A modern travelling troubadour using tap shoes, acappella, harmonica, guitar, trombone, spoons, finger cymbals, bandorea, djembe and various percussion instruments! Rory has travelled the globe for different reasons at different times, from Asia to the middle East from Gambia to Cuba, Central America, Australia, North America, Canada, Europe and other nooks and crannies of the earth. "You don't listen to McLeod you travel with him" City Hub, Sydney (Australia) "I've travelled to look for work, to mend a broken heart, to be with someone I longed for. I'd travel to visit friends and on the way I'd make new ones, I'd roam because I was curious to see what was around the next corner, sometimes I travelled to follow the warmer weather and migrate... like the birds and the big whales and fishes do". Rory

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Rory Mcleod

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Doncaster Warde-Aldham Centre 7.30 for 8pm

Rory McLeod is a British folk singer-songwriter and musical force of nature and good. As well as singing, his performances include storytelling in the tradition of the traveling minstrel or troubadour, and playing a wide range of instruments including guitar, harmonica, trombone and his own invention the 'stomping box'. After years on the road at folk festivals and venues, he has settled in Orkney with his partner and two young sons. We are so pleased to have him in Doncaster. Rory Mcleod - ex-circus clown and fire eater. A one man soulband, poet and storyteller, singing his own unique upbeat dance stories. A modern travelling troubadour using tap shoes, acappella, harmonica, guitar, trombone, spoons, finger cymbals, bandorea, djembe and various percussion instruments! Rory has travelled the globe for different reasons at different times, from Asia to the middle East from Gambia to Cuba, Central America, Australia, North America, Canada, Europe and other nooks and crannies of the earth. "You don't listen to McLeod you travel with him" City Hub, Sydney (Australia) "I've travelled to look for work, to mend a broken heart, to be with someone I longed for. I'd travel to visit friends and on the way I'd make new ones, I'd roam because I was curious to see what was around the next corner, sometimes I travelled to follow the warmer weather and migrate... like the birds and the big whales and fishes do". Rory

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Steve Bonham And The Bishop

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at London Harrisons Bar 7.30pm to 11pm

The Songsmith Tour Come join the celebrations for launch of Steve Bonham's amazing new album 'Songsmith' and Steve and the Bishop's London debut. Featuring the 'radio hit', They Came Home and the brilliant new stuff like 'Sister of a Dirty Moon'; 'Walking the Wall'; and 'We Were the First' and old favourites such as 'The Steel Song', 'Mary By The Old Bridge' and 'You Might Be Right' the evening will be one to savour and remember. Joining Steve and Chris will be Sammy Carter on vocals, the amazing Kev Moore on bass, and flying over from Ireland, the sensational Stephen Doherty on whistle and accordion. "Steve Bonham is a story teller with a guitar and an artist who is truly passionate about his craft. UK Folk Music "He doesn't just talk the talk, he walks the walk." Roisin Ingles, Irish Times "Laconic, funny and intensely human." Robert Twigger, award winning author of Angry White Pyjamas http://www.stevebonham.net/music/recordings/they-came-home/ £4 adv / £5 door

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No Globe And Night Of The Jaguar Present: Ebo Taylor (early Bird)

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Glasgow School Of Art 7pm till 11pm

No Globe and Night of the Jaguar join forces to bring you Highlife and Afrobeat legend Ebo Taylor. Still performing at 79, Ebo will be bringing his nine-piece band to The Art School for an afro-funk journey. His sound fuses elements of funk, jazz and afrobeat, an experimentation which was for him a ʻa way to develop our African music to enable us to get global attention.ʼ This will be the daddy of Highlife (and they man they call the James Brown of Ghana) first Scottish show!

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AŞiq Nargile + Mustafa KilÇik

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at London Cafe Oto 8PM

AŞIQ NARGILE Once considered a pan-Caucasian musical tradition, today the music of aşıq bards is most closely associated with the music of Azerbaijan, though it can be still found in pockets throughout the Caucasus. Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, Nargile Mehtiyeva has been playing saz (long-neck lute) and singing since the age of 15. Fluent in Azerbaijani, Georgian, and Russian, Nargile represents the cosmopolitanism of old Tbilisi. The city was once known as a meeting point for travelling multilingual bards who would travel through such urban centres as Gence, Kars, Yerevan, Shusha, and Derbend, serving as conduits for news, ideas, music and culture. After studying under a number of respected ustad aşıqlar (master aşıqs) in Georgia, she moved to Baku in Azerbaijan to focus on her instrumental technique. Through the mastering of the saz and the practice of reciting and improvising epic folk poetry, known as dastans, she has taken the title of aşıq. Nargile has performed at countless regional festivals in Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Turkey, and has made a number of television appearances in those countries. A powerful solo performer, her singing is full of deep vocal expression and interspersed with bursts of lightning speed, highly ornamented saz. She is equally comfortable performing moving laments or rhythmic folk dance pieces. She is currently the only female aşıq living and performing in the ethnic Azeri region in Georgia, known as Borçalı, and has been teaching the art to new generations. Her first visit to the UK will include a performance at Tusk Festival in Newcastle and will be followed by a first international solo release in 2015. MUSTAFA KILÇIK Mustafa Kılçık hails from the town of Nurhak in the Kahramanmaraş province of Southern Turkey. Born into a musical family he entered music as a child later becoming part of an Alevi musical community which was led by the deeply respected figure of Dertli Divani. Entrenched in the traditions and practices of the Alevi belief, his solo music builds on the repertoire and poetry of Anatolian Alevi aşık bards. Having released several solo albums he has performed throughout Turkey and Internationally, often in collaboration with Uluş Özdemir. In 2008 he opened his own studio and music centre in İstanbul where he has been teaching bağlama and recording other artists. https://www.facebook.com/vefai

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Rag Mama Rag

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes Doors 7:30pm On stage 8:00pm Finish 10:15pm

Ashley & Debbie performed a fantastic show for us in November 2011, the energy, skill, authenticity of style and fun was roots music at it's best. They returned in October 2012 and played a very different set with some wonderfully moody slide guitar which evoked memories of those masters of modern, moody, Americana slaked slide guitar, Ry Cooder & David Lindley. They returned again in October 2013 to a steadily increasing audience and blew us away again. Rag Mama Rag are a really top act who deserve wider recognition - unbelievably good. Formed in 1991, the English duo RAG MAMA RAG, have slowly and consistently built up their reputation as one of Europes finest Country Blues acts. With an interesting and wide range of instruments, (ASHLEY DOW, Henderson Acoustic Guitar, National & Dobro Resonator Bottleneck Guitars, Weissenborn Acoustic Lap Steel, Ukulele and Vocals, plus DEBORAH DOW, Harmonica, Washboard, Percussion and Backing Vocals), RAG MAMA RAG create an exceptionally full and hard driving rhythmic sound which soon has audiences feet tapping. Their repertoire is 20s and 30s Blues based, but extremely varied, encompassing Mississippi Blues, East Coast Ragtime sounds, early White Country tunes, Original Compositions, and many other regional styles of the 20s and 30s period. Touring non stop in Europe during the last ten years RAG MAMA RAG have clocked up well over 2000 concerts and have played at many major festivals in France, Belgium and Germany.

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No Globe And Night Of The Jaguar Present: Ebo Taylor

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Glasgow School Of Art 7pm until 10pm

No Globe and Night of the Jaguar join forces to bring you Highlife legend Ebo Taylor (Ghana, Strut Records). Still an incredible performer at 79, Ebo will be bringing his nine-piece band to The Art School for a night of afro-funk at its finest. This will be the first ever Scottish show for the man they call the James Brown of Ghana. Ebo's sound fuses elements of funk, jazz and afrobeat; an experimentation which was for him ʻa way to develop our African music to enable us to get global attention.' // Limited £8 Early Bird Tickets SOLD OUT! ------- WATCH: Ebo performing live at Gilles Peterson's Worldwide festival with his band Afrobeat Academy: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x22tsaz_ebo-taylor-live_music LISTEN: Heaven 1977 : http://youtu.be/v79GeSoBnqY Ayesama 2012: http://youtu.be/JpdyFTCDjuw ------- http://www.ebotaylor-loveanddeath.com/ ------- Joining Ebo for this night only is another Ghanaian star, King Ayisoba. Ayisoba mixes kologo music from the Upper East Region of Ghana with the energy and flavor of the 'Modern Ghanaian' dance scene. He sings in Frafra, Twi and in English, jumping from his low, guttural growl to moments of piercingly high interjection. Ayisoba plays the kologo, a two-string guitar with a calabash gourd resonator that allows skilled players to double up hard rhythms with twirling melodic refrains. Ayisoba learned how to play the kologo from his grandfather, becoming a musical child prodigy throughout the Bolgatanga area thanks to a steady stream of gigs at weddings, funerals and festivals. After moving to Accra and working with late Hiplife star Terry Bon Chaka, King Ayisoba released his first two albums 'Modern Ghanaians' and 'Africa', becoming a big star in the process. WATCH: Wicked Leaders : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy1zVY-mxHc ------- http://www.noglobe.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/jaguars.of.the.night

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Bearcat Cajun Playboys

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House 7.30-11pm

Chris Hall, the doyen of Cajun music in the UK, brings his ace traditional combo to London. Cafe and Bar open from 7pm Beginners Dance Class ~ 8-8.40pm Live music 8.45-11pm

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Bearcat Cajun Playboys

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House 7.30-11pm

Chris Hall, the doyen of Cajun music in the UK, brings his ace traditional combo to London. Cafe and Bar open from 7pm Beginners Dance Class ~ 8-8.40pm Live music 8.45-11pm

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Tams & Coope

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start

John Tams (voice and guitar) is described by Mojo as one of the ultimate British songwriters has had a career spanning four decades in every medium. A member of the Albion Band and Home Service he is perhaps best known for his work at the National Theatre and as Rifleman Daniel Hagman in the Sharpe television series. He is a five times winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Barry Coope (voice & keyboards) is part of the incomparable Coope, Boyes & Simpson.

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Tams & Coope

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start

John Tams (voice and guitar) is described by Mojo as one of the ultimate British songwriters has had a career spanning four decades in every medium. A member of the Albion Band and Home Service he is perhaps best known for his work at the National Theatre and as Rifleman Daniel Hagman in the Sharpe television series. He is a five times winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Barry Coope (voice & keyboards) is part of the incomparable Coope, Boyes & Simpson.

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11-10-2014 Leon Of Athens

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Marlow Christ Church URC 7:30pm

Leon of Athens may sound like Shakespeare, but this rising indie-pop star is writing his own heroic tale. His debut album 'Futrue' made headlines in Greece and in the USA, in the New York Times when he went from tiny venues to playing to 10,000 people in a few months, and was even invited to appear on Greece's equivalent of "The Daily Show". In 2014 he moved to London and released his second album 'Global', which was produced by Tony Doogan (Mogwai, Belle & Sebastian) and recorded in New York at Grammy winner Dave Fridmann's studio (MGMT). "Timoleon Veremis has mastered the fine art of horn-smattered, electronica-tickled melodic party pop."- NME "brainy MGMT-style pop inspired by Bernardo Bertolucci" - Guardian ""In this place where tragedy was invented, the song was joyful and sadly cathartic" - New York Times Supporting Leon of Athens will be local singer-songwriter Mikar-The-Vipar. This Bucks/London based Hip Hop/R'n'B/Afrobeat artist has established a fan base up and down the country and as far away as Sweden, Hungary and Africa! Mikar was born in Sierra Leone and has always been inspired by his roots.

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Big Tent And The Gypsy Lantern/the Bronze (holly Taymar And Chris Bilton)

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute Doors 7.30, live music from 8pm

Big Tent and the Gypsy Lantern are a hugely talented band based in Birmingham who have grown in stature with the release of debut album "Richest Man Today" and a string of well received performances up and down the country from festivals to intimate clubs. Echoes of the Moody Blues and early Genesis abound in their multi layered strummings and ethereal harmonies, but there is a drive and intensity that is all their own. This is music that can flip away in any direction without warning and leave you breathless. Also on the bill we are delighted to welcome Holly Taymar and Chris Bilton under their new title The Bronze. Holly has been a well regarded singer and writer for several years but has really blossomed in partnership with Chris Bilton. Their new name heralds a great leap forward in their already exquisite music. This show is part of "The Big Boulder Rolls On" raising funds to help support the Big Boulder free festival whilst giving people a great night out in the intimate atmosphere of one of the oldest buildings in the neighbourhood.

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Big Tent And The Gypsy Lantern/the Bronze (holly Taymar And Chris Bilton)

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute Doors 7.30, live music from 8pm

Big Tent and the Gypsy Lantern are a hugely talented band based in Birmingham who have grown in stature with the release of debut album "Richest Man Today" and a string of well received performances up and down the country from festivals to intimate clubs. Echoes of the Moody Blues and early Genesis abound in their multi layered strummings and ethereal harmonies, but there is a drive and intensity that is all their own. This is music that can flip away in any direction without warning and leave you breathless. Also on the bill we are delighted to welcome Holly Taymar and Chris Bilton under their new title The Bronze. Holly has been a well regarded singer and writer for several years but has really blossomed in partnership with Chris Bilton. Their new name heralds a great leap forward in their already exquisite music. This show is part of "The Big Boulder Rolls On" raising funds to help support the Big Boulder free festival whilst giving people a great night out in the intimate atmosphere of one of the oldest buildings in the neighbourhood.

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Nick Harper

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Barton The Ropewalk 7.30pm

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Cherry Lee Mewis

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Championed by Imelda May and Seasick Steve, Cherry is a power-house singer-songwriter who together with her smokin' hot band, produces a unique sound incorporating dashes of ragtime, country blues, a couple blades of bluegrass and a pinch of Americana. 2014 marks the release of her fourth studio album, Catch My Drift. Highlights so far have included Cherry being the 'Artist in Session' on Paul Jones' BBC Radio 2 show where she was invited with her band to record 4 tracks at the legendary Maida Vale Studios. Opening up for Robin Trower and Albert Lee, returning to the Mississippi with band member Nick Slater to perform at the Market St Festival in downtown Columbus alongside US blues legend, Super Chikan, following on from Cherry's successful performance at 2010's Howlin' Wolf Memorial Festival in West Point, Mississippi. Being special guest of Blind Mississippi Morris in the legendary BB King's on the one and only Beale Street in Memphis, and being personally asked by Paul Jones to perform three songs at his annual charity concert at Cranleigh Arts Centre in Surrey which saw Paul and his harmonica joining Cherry onstage for a song. "I recognise that in the fickle world of the hustlin' music game, an artist's strongest asset is their music - songs that will move people long after the image fades. That's what I keep coming back to," she says with a knowing smile, "that's all that matters...."

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Dobet Gnahore, Na Dre Dance

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Emsworth Westbourne Club 7.30pm Doors

Grammy winner and R3 Music Award Nominee Dobet Gnahore (and her band) is one of the most charismatic in a new wave of African performers. Her Ivory Coast roots combine with a melting-pot of African influences to create an infectious sound to fill the dance floor. Presented in association with African Night Fever. Excellent cheap bar, free car parking.

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The Roving Crows

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Award Winning Folk Fusion. The Roving Crows weave together a rich tapestry of sounds taking the audience across musical boundaries into the world of Folk, Celtic and Country-Rock. They are indefinable, unique and completely absorbing. The Roving Crows released their new album 'Deliberate Distractions' on 4th Nov, to 4* reviews in the Financial Times and R2 Magazine amongst many more. The Roving Crows' line-up boasts fiery fiddle playing, trumpet, guitar, drums, bass and vocals, comprising of: Caitlin Barrett - Fiddle player, singer and co-founder of The Roving Crows. An experienced musician with a vast repertoire, her strident and formidable fiddle style has been developed over many years of self-study. Paul O'Neill - Lead singer, guitarist, and front man of The Roving Crows, Paul is a founder member of the band, with a background in theatre and writing he scribes all lyrics for the band. Greg Wilson-Copp Trumpet player and backing vocals Having recently studied Music Technology at Birmingham UCE he has many years of performance experience with various different groups. Tim Tolhurst Drummer and backing vocals Recently graduated in popular music at the University of Gloucestershire; his dynamic, multi-faceted style has been influenced by the likes of Manu Katche, Omar Hakim and Peter Erskine Lawrence Shaw The most recent addition to the band, Loz's bass playing resembles that of Bakithi Kumalo ad Steve Digiorgio. Also an avid music producer, his musical background started out playing guitar in thrash metal bands while studying Music Technology. Winners of Band of the Year at the FATEA Music Awards 2014 Best Live Act Spiral Earth Music Awards 2014 Winners of Best Folk Act at the Exposure Music Awards 2012. Winners of Top Celtic Rock Band and Top Fiddle Player at The Irish Music Awards 2012. "Great party music...I love that band" Paul O'Grady, BBC (April 2012) Really individual Celtic folk rock group Mike Harding, BBC (Nov 2012) "One the best Celtic folk/rock bands of the decade" (Alan Tattersall, Cropredy The next folk super group in waiting, Nancy Dunham, folking.com, 2013 www.rovingcrows.com www.facebook.com/therovingcrows www.youtube.com/therovingcrows http://twitter.com/therovingcrows

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Bella Hardy And Cara Luft

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Belper Fleet Arts Doors at 7.30pm

11TH OCTOBER 2014, DOORS 7.30 BELLA HARDY (BBC RADIO 2 FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR) AND CARA LUFT FLEET ARTS, BELPER, THE FLEET, DE56 1NU £10 ADVANCE, £12 DOORS TICKETS: TBC featuring... BELLA HARDY Multi award winning (including this year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Folk Singer of the Year) Bella Hardy's work has been described as "beautifully crafted and conceived with poetic flair", she has become one of the most prolific and original voices on the UK folk scene. 2011's award-winning albums "Songs Lost & Stolen" and "The Dark Peak and The White" confirmed her as one of modern folk's finest singers lovingly presenting her songs. 2013 saw the release of Laylam a debut album with Eliza Carthy, Lucy Farrell and Kate Young. Bella's latest studio album, Battleplan, is her most musically expansive and lyrically personal album to date. www.bellahardy.com CARA LUFT Canadian Cara Luft was a founder member of The Wailin' Jennys and is turning heads with her blend of roots, folk, rock and country music. With her unique Alt-Roots sound, Luft has a richly deserved reputation for her powerfully elegant guitar work, imaginative songwriting and a distinctive voice that penetrates to the core. www.caraluft.com

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The Willows

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9RgELLvYmU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz08n1fwU7Q&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF98lIrlvzc&feature=youtu.be Please feel free to Like Launderette Sessions on Facebook and follow @LaunderetteSess on Twitter. Tickets £11 in advance or £13 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact 0191 3841412 for further information. Mix of seating (limited) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We now have an drinks licence. Real ales, lagers, wines. ciders and spirits will be served along with OCC Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course soft drinks. About The Willows Jade Rhiannon Vocals, Shruti Box Cliff Ward Banjo, Guitar, Violin, Vocals Ben Savage Guitar, Dobro, Vocals Prue Ward Violin, Vocals Evan Carson Bodhran, Percussion 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, produced by Sean Lakeman will be released on 6th October. Fronted by the breathtaking vocals of Jade Rhiannon, supported by rich vocal harmonies and dynamic acoustic musicianship the band take influence from folk traditions on both sides of the Atlantic. The band were formed in 2010 by husband and wife, Cliff and Jade, sister, Prue, and chance meeting via Gumtree, Ben. Following numerous gigs in folk clubs all over the the UK supporting the likes of LAU, Seth Lakeman, & Peatbog Faeries and an eponymous EP, the band released debut album Beneath Our Humble Soil in 2013. Produced by Stu Hanna (Megson, Faustus, Show of Hands), the album caught the attention of BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris who invited the band in for a live session midway through their UK tour. Maverick Magazine gave the record 4½ stars, and it was subsequently nominated for Best Debut in the Spiral Earth Awards. Standout festival performances followed at the likes of Cambridge Folk Festival, Towersey Festival, Secret Garden Party, FolkEast, Folk By The Oak and SommerSound (Germany), helping to build a reputation as a compelling live act. Absolutely gorgeous sound A lovely album Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 A hugely enjoyable album; with songs that engage and enliven, music that appeals across the board; a warm and wonderful release Folk Radio UK Second album Amidst Fiery Skies sees the band further augment their sound with producer Sean Lakeman, new member Evan Carson (bodhran) and guest double bassist Ben Nicholls (Seth Lakeman Band, The Full English). For the first time the band present original, traditional and covered songs side by side, yet in many ways the record feels like their most homogenous work to date. Stories remain at the heart of the album: The banjo-driven Johnny Robson telling of a man who throws himself into the fire after an apparition of his deceased wife. The heartbreakingly tender Outward Bound (a variant on the Faithful Sailor Boy) depicting a ship's safe return to land without the maiden's lover aboard. Whilst, The Visitor describes a true story of arguably the most heroic lifeboat rescue in British history. The music itself is rich in power, with the band equally at home with pin-drop intimacy as they are invigorating foot-stompers. Following summer festival appearances at Glastonbury, Sark, Sidmouth, Broadstairs, Village Pump, Wilderness, Purbeck & Bristol the band will be on tour throughout the UK in September and October. "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!" Mike Harding "...The Willows are a breath of fresh air to the folk music community... " Maverick Magazine Polished and upbeat a formidable live act For Folk's Sake Engaging and sensitive newgrass musicianship The Willows come across like an English take on Union Station - fRoots

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Tir Na Nog

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Dorchester Arts Centre 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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Tir Na Nog

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Dorchester Arts Centre 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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Robb Johnson And The Irregulars

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at London The Hope and Anchor 8pm

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Kate In The Kettle

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at New Mills Providence URC Church Doors open 7.30pm Show starts 8pm

Kate is a Scottish musician and composer who is best known in the UK for her work with fellow folk supergroup fiddle-singers Eliza Carthy, Bella Hardy, and Lucy Farrell. (MOJO top ten folk album 'Laylam' 2013). Marit Falt is a virtuoso Latmandola player, who brings the stark beauty of her native Scandinavian folk music to Kate's musical landscapes. "Although the music has its basis in Scottish fiddle playing, Young looks beyond those borders to Central European, Middle Eastern and Asian folk traditions to create a unique and haunting soundworld" (Bright Young Folk review of 'Swimmings' EP).

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Steve Bonham "songsmith" Album Launch

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Burton upon Trent National Brewery Centre Doors 7.30pm

The launch of Steve Bonham's much-anticipated new album, "Songsmith", in his home region at the National Brewery Centre in Burton-upon-Trent. A superb album, a brilliant venue and some super guest artists should make a night to remember!

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Christopher Rees

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7.00 for 8.00 pm start

Christopher Rees is a solo artist, singer, song writer, multi instrumentalist, band leader, producer and record label director. He performs with a full band and in a solo capacity....at our intimate house concert he'll be solo. Christopher released his 6th album, 'Stand Fast' in February 2013. The album features a tribute to legendary Welsh singer Dorothy Squires.

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Stan Webb's Chicken Shack

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Southampton The Talking Heads Doors at 7.30pm

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The Wilson Family

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at South Normanton Post Mill Centre 7pm

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Dave Mcgraw & Mandy Fer

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm, Show starts 8pm

McGraw spent a decade as a wildlife biologist, working everywhere from Mexico to the Grand Canyon. Fer logged some time in Spain, where she studied music and local culture. Together, the two songwriters have built a music career on those travels, funneling everything - the characters they met, the things they saw, the sounds they heard, the stories they learned - into a mix of rich, detailed folk music and rootsy Americana. McGraw's consoling, velvety baritone voice, reminiscent of Greg Brown, coupled with Fer's soaring and subtly powerful vocals, likened to Patty Griffin, puts a spit-shine polish on the finely crafted body of songs they have generated together. The intricate weavings of their vocal harmonies are undeniably exceptional. McGraw's hard-hitting tunes echo narratives of the culture and landscape of the American West, wherein he thoughtfully spins tales of everyday folks looking for a little something more in their earthly existence. Fer takes a more dreamy approach, evoking complex and ethereal imagery within her sultry and haunting melodies. Her potent electric lead guitar playing, in the vein of jazz-fusion guitarist John Scofield, bravely propels this duo through their uniquely heartfelt and spirited live performances, winning over audiences night after night. McGraw and Fer have amassed an admirable résumé and an ever-expanding fan base during their time playing music together. Having toured Europe and the U.S. from coast to coast, performing in highly esteemed theatres to intimate listening rooms, the pair has honed their skills sharing stages with fellow troubadours including Willy Porter, The Swell Season, Tony Furtado, Jeffrey Foucault and many others. '[Seed of a Pine] is a smooth and impressive slice of Americana..The album brims with the confidence of good musicianshipMcGraw and Fer deserve wider recognition.' -The Telegraph (UK) 'Together they have crafted an album that positively brims with excellent songs, fine playing and exquisite vocals.' - -No Depression

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Lizanne Knott

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Preston The Continental 7.30pm

'Absolutely gorgeous music. We've rarely had as big a reaction to any artist in recent years as the one we had for Lizanne Knott.' Bob Harris: BBC Radio 2 An award-winning singer-songwriter from Philadelphia, PA, USA, Lizanne Knotthas been captivating audiences throughout the States and garnering accolades from radio listeners and peers around the globe. She has performed at some of the most prestigious listening venues in the USA steadily gaining ground wherever the road takes her. Lizanne is making her mark on the AAA (Adult Album Alternative), Americana scene sharing the stage with the likes of Graham Parker, Shawn Colvin, Tommy Womack, Roger McGuinn, Jimmy Webb, Eric Bazilian, Maura O'Connel, Melody Gardot, Lucy Kaplansky, Phil Roy ... and a long list of other notables. 'Lizanne's voice is sweet and emotional - you feel every word she sings. Her vocals have an almost hypnotic quality and her writing is exquisite." Dena Marchiony: Philadelphia Songwriters Project

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Lizanne Knott

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Preston The Continental 7.30pm

'Absolutely gorgeous music. We've rarely had as big a reaction to any artist in recent years as the one we had for Lizanne Knott.' Bob Harris: BBC Radio 2 An award-winning singer-songwriter from Philadelphia, PA, USA, Lizanne Knotthas been captivating audiences throughout the States and garnering accolades from radio listeners and peers around the globe. She has performed at some of the most prestigious listening venues in the USA steadily gaining ground wherever the road takes her. Lizanne is making her mark on the AAA (Adult Album Alternative), Americana scene sharing the stage with the likes of Graham Parker, Shawn Colvin, Tommy Womack, Roger McGuinn, Jimmy Webb, Eric Bazilian, Maura O'Connel, Melody Gardot, Lucy Kaplansky, Phil Roy ... and a long list of other notables. 'Lizanne's voice is sweet and emotional - you feel every word she sings. Her vocals have an almost hypnotic quality and her writing is exquisite." Dena Marchiony: Philadelphia Songwriters Project

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Charlie Landsborough Live

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Hornsea Floral Hall Doors open at 7.30pm

The Spectacular Charlie Landsborough is live at The Floral Hall, Hornsea for the very first time. We have great pleasure in inviting this great singer/song writer to our lovely venue. Watch Charlie on stage in this historic venue, and maybe pop into our Cafe for Pre show snacks or even dinner.

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Laura Veirs

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Laura Veirs

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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The Mutter Slater Band

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

The Mutter Slater Band sees the former front man from the 70s cult band Stackridge return to his teenage musical enthusiasms. The new songs (melodically inspired by the soul releases of Stax and Motown and given the gritty edge of American blues, R&B and Country) tell of illicit loves, edgy relationships, human frailties, the devil, and his works. The band, as well as featuring Mutter on lead vocals, flute & guitar, includes Clive Ashley (sax) Chris Cleaver (lead guitar) Dan Wheeler (drums) Ian Olliver (bass) & Tom Hughes (organ). 'One of the great voices of British rock - and he writes a mean song too' BILLY BRAGG 'The best voice this side of Paul Rodgers' PROPERGANDA MAGAZINE www.facebook.com/themutterslaterband www.reverbnation.com/themutterslaterband

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Brigitte Demeyer

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time.

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of tables. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, with priority given to diners. If you'd like a table, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- The South is more than just a place. It's a feeling you get when you're sitting on the porch on a warm summer night sipping sweat tea. It's the haunting comfort that envelops you when you drive the wooded back roads in your hometown. It's the sound of cicadas rustling in the trees. It's the salt, grease and love that goes into every plate of grits served. The South is everywhere, especially in the stories told by Brigitte DeMeyer's music. With her sixth offering, Savannah Road, DeMeyer gives the listener access to a special place in her mind. The title track is inspired by Gregg Allman's book My Cross to Bear. The celebrated musician's biography was DeMeyer's companion and took her in all different, musical and emotional directions. It helped her feel connected to Georgia, the South, and in the process, connected to herself. Due out April 2014, Savannah Road intermingles acoustic steel and slide guitar, fingerpicking, gospel-tinged vocals and literary imagery. DeMeyer writes songs as weavers thread tapestries. Poetry laden with southern groove, her music transports to another place and time. A self-produced collection of 13 songs written mostly by DeMeyer and frequent collaborator and string-master Will Kimbrough, Savannah Road has been described as gorgeous and greasy. DeMeyer simply calls it acoustic soul. DeMeyer has built a solid foundation with her first five albums, collaborating with giants of the Americana drummer/producer Brady Blade, Buddy Miller, Sam Bush, and more recently, Kimbroughand has shown herself to have a wonderfully natural feel for soul-steeped, blues-infused roots music. The daughter of Belgian and German immigrants, she was born in the Midwest, and at a young age moved to Southern California with her family where she started latching onto rootsy sounds, from Etta James, Mavis Staples and Sly Stone, to her discovery of The Allman Brothers, Steve Earle and of course, Patti Griffin. Before embarking on the quest that brings Brigitte's music to the main stage, she acquired a Bachelors of Arts Degree from the University of San Diego and, instead of sleeping on random couches and going the starving artist route, she took the road less travelled in rock and roll: She got a job. Not wanting to depend on anybody, she worked to make enough money to get her music career going, realizing that being self-sufficient was the only way to feel truly content while turning her musical dreams into a reality. Brigitte was able to pay rent and play music. Eventually, she was able to leave the marketing world behind and concentrate on her craft full-time. With a 2010 relocation from California to Nashville, DeMeyer has gained much momentum and visibility as a performing artist, and has built strong musical partnerships through touring, writing and contributing to the community. She is a storyteller. She is the blues personified. Each lyric drips with emotion, curiosity and imagination. There's something sparkly about each song, DeMeyer says about the story told by Savannah Road. Boy's Got Soul is a beautiful anecdote about finding someone who possesses or moves you unexpectedly, in which she uses the term scrapyard lullabies (a Chris Whitley reference) over smooth, yet haunting guitar strums. Home Ground is a poignant, soulful adventure about finding that special place where you can be free. However, it's Build Me A Fire where Brigitte's storytelling mastery really comes to life. It's a personal story, an ode her to the hardships her mother had to overcome during the Second World War. Besides the aforementioned standout tracks, the entire album is bursting with the same rare passion that is found on old Fleetwood Mac records. Savannah Road is teeming with elements of melancholy, longing, and most of all, each track brings its own little piece of the South. Mother Nature is boss here, she smiles. And, there's a spirit here, a vibe in the air that gets absorbed, and it goes into the music. Think Swamp. Think Spooky. Think Longing. Think heat. Think Sweat. Think Post Civil War Georgia. A vintage wander searching for where you belong. With whom you belong. Nothing but stars and desire as the compass, and the encounters along the way. This is Savannah Road. DeMeyer says. Although the songs stem from DeMeyer and Kimbrough's musical chemistry, they are brought further to life with additional players Brady Blade, keyboardist Jimmy Wallace, guitar/mandolinist Guthrie Trapp, and bassist Chris Donohue. Also featured are the McCrary Sisters, Ricky and Micol Davis of Blue Mother Tupelo, Bassist Michael Rhodes, and Wood Brother's Jano Rix. If there's one thing the listener is sure to take away from Brigitte DeMeyer's music it's that life is more than a destination, it's a journey. From opening for Bob Dylan, to playing with the McCrary Sisters and Buddy Miller, to forming lifelong musical friendships with Blade and Kimbrough, the journey is far from over. With each song, each album, each tour, there is a soul-infused story to tell, and Brigitte DeMeyer is here to tell it. www.brigittedemeyer.com

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Jessica Lee Morgan / Lowri Evans

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

Jessica Lee Morgan is an eclectic sort, drawing influences from Joni to Jimi, Freddie to Frankie, but in live gigs mostly found with her guitar. She has been performing all her life. As the daughter of sublime singer Mary Hopkin and legendary record producer Tony Visconti, she tried hard to rebel and become an accountant or a lawyer or something useful, but her roots forced her at last and perhaps belatedly into music and following in their footsteps, as her brother, composer Morgan Visconti, had done from a tender age. She has performed in all sorts of venues and bands in the UK and USA, from jazz to hard rock. Writing songs since she was four, she finally begat her album. 'I Am Not' which features contributions from family and friends. Her songs are about life, love, society and fame, always delivered from the heart and interspersed with a belly laugh. Expect to be asked to sing along. - - - - - - - - - From her first composition at the age of 7 Lowri Evans has followed a musical path which has taken her from her Welsh language roots to studying a degree in Jazz and Pop music, living in Newcastle Upon Tyne to releasing albums in both English and her native Welsh languages. She has appeared at numerous Festivals which include Cambridge Folk Festival, The Green Man, Wychwood, Gate to Southwell Folk, SWN, Village Pump Folk and Celtic Connections, as well as support slots with artists such as Cara Dillon, Martin Simpson, John Renbourn, Jim Moray, Jez Lowe and Richie Havens. Inspired by a need to return to her more acoustic roots and deliver an album true to herself, the 10 songs are full of love lost and found, hope and despair, anticipation and anguish. The single 'Corner of my eye' is about how we believe we have all the time in the world to live our lives we'll always be young and that we are in charge of our own destinies. But time catches up with us, we aren't in control and precious things in our lives can be snatched away from us in an instant. I often catch a glimpse of my grandfather out of the corner of my eye. He died 16 years ago but lives very much in my heart. The smallest things can remind us, and for just a second, we believe we really did see them and that they aren't lost to us says Lowri of the album's title track. The album was recorded and produced in various living rooms, bedrooms and sessions at Fflach studio in Cardigan West Wales by Lee Mason and Lowri Evans. Accordion player Andy Cutting and renowned acoustic and slide guitarist Martin Simpson, both BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Best Musician Winners feature, contributing to 6 songs on the album.

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Joy Dunlop/tea And Tunes

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 4.00pm (doors 3.30pm)

Familiar to many from her appearances as presenter, singer, panelist, featured guest and actress on STV, BBC Alba, Radio nan Gaidheal and others, we're delighted to welcome back award-winner Joy Dunlop, making her second appearance at the hall. This time she's accompanied by her equally talented award-winner pianist brother Andrew which will ensure a veritable feast of music - and banter. As if that wasn't enough, there's FREE afternoon tea and home baking in the interval. (Yes, we spoil you). Children £2 each - buy tickets on the door.

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Joy Dunlop/tea And Tunes

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 4.00pm (doors 3.30pm)

Familiar to many from her appearances as presenter, singer, panelist, featured guest and actress on STV, BBC Alba, Radio nan Gaidheal and others, we're delighted to welcome back award-winner Joy Dunlop, making her second appearance at the hall. This time she's accompanied by her equally talented award-winner pianist brother Andrew which will ensure a veritable feast of music - and banter. As if that wasn't enough, there's FREE afternoon tea and home baking in the interval. (Yes, we spoil you). Children £2 each - buy tickets on the door.

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Hannah James And Maarja Nuut

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors open 2:00pm, Live Music starts 2:30pm

Hannah James is a very highly regarded Accordionist, Clog Dancer and Singer. For nine years Hannah was a the vocalist and accordionist with renowned young folk band Kerfuffle, appearing at many festivals in the UK and elsewhere, after Kerfuffle band members Hannah James and Sam Sweeney ventured out as a successful duo. Hannah is a member of Lady Maisery, a vocal harmony trio formed with Hazel Askew (The Askew Sisters) and Rowan Rheingans (Fidola). Inspired by folk singing traditions of the UK and northern Europe, Lady Maisery sing songs and ballads both unaccompanied and with backing from their combined instrumental talents on accordion, harp and fiddle. Maarja Nuut is a fiddler and singer from Northern Estonia who is fascinated by the tunes of old village musicians and mind-boggling but at the same time structured patterns. The minimalistic sounds of the looper take the listeners on an imaginary journey over the constantly changing soundscapes which combine traditional dance tunes, songs and stories with live electronics. Her music has been described as peaceful but not in the lazy inactive sense. In her music, she is searching for a lively and relaxed state similar to a cat that is ready to take off in a moment's notice. This state is like an impulse which gives rise to music and makes me want to prolong being in the moment and concentrate, which alters the way of seeing, hearing and perceiving. It is always now and old tunes are as fresh as improvisations which were born a second ago. This is how she tells us her intimate stories using fiddles, her voice and modern electronics.

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Charlotte Carpenter

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Northampton NN Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Northampton-born singer-songwriter Charlotte Carpenter is a rising songstress, gravitating more readily towards blues and mixing Laura Marling's breathless insight with Daughter's ambient indie. Having three previously self-released EP's under her belt, her most recent 'Whole' EP climbing to No.10 in the iTunes singer/songwriter Charts, followed with a recent download-only track 'Siren Song' which... received a spin on Lauren Laverne's 6Music show, it is clear Charlotte is much more than the sum of her influences. Honing her stagecraft alongside fellow contemporary troubadours such as Marika Hackman, Ethan Johns, George Ezra and Annie Eve, Charlotte's spectral sound and live shows have won her considerable acclaim and support from the likes of national indie publications Brum Notes and For Folk's Sake, as well as glowing recognition from BBC Introducing. Charlotte is currently recording her fourth EP which is set for an autumn release. Imbued with a more abrasive, rockier vibe than her older material, her latest record will look to demonstrate exactly why she will 'soon be anointed alt's newest darling.' Charlotte will be performing at NN Café with her full band

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Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys doors 7pm

Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 Nominated for Best Duo & for Emerging Talent Josienne's jewel-like voice finds the nuance and melancholy in the simplest phrase and effortlessly sends it straight to your heart. Ben's musical tact and mastery of the guitar provide the perfect setting and allow the song centre-stage.Their work together combines an exquisite command of their instruments with lyrics steeped in the tradition of English songwriting, and in ageless stories of love and loss. One of the hottest tickets in folk Mark Radcliffe Home made cakes & refreshments in the interval, bring your own wine etc if you want, we have glasses.

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Kate In The Kettle + Support

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe doors 7.30pm

Kate in the Kettle is an eclectic mix of folk/world music styles combined with new songs written by Kate Young. Kate, (who also performs with Eliza Carthy in Carthy, Hardy, Farrell & Young - ***** Songlines magazine, and Moulettes) combines fiddle tunes and techniques with song in a unique way, while accompanied by Marit Falt (Vamm, Rona & Marit - Winner of the BBC Young Trad Award 2012). October will see the release of 'Swimmings of the Head' their debut album, produced by Andy Bell.

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Rory Mcleod At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub Doors open around 7:30 pm

Rory Mcleod - ex-circus clown and fire eater. A one man soulband, poet and storyteller, singing his own unique upbeat dance stories. A modern travelling troubadour using tap shoes, acappella, harmonica, guitar, trombone, spoons, finger cymbals, bandorea, djembe and various percussion instruments! 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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Emma Sweeney

on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music starts 8:30pm

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. ----------------------- Emma was introduced to Irish music aged seven, taking tin whistle classes under Sligo's Marian Eagan. At ten years of age she progressed onto the fiddle, taught by Colin Farrell and later, Andy Dinan. Her potential flourished further under the mentorship of Mike McGoldrick, who encouraged and tutored her in whistle and fiddle. Although Emma's career is young, she has amassed an abundance of live experience performing alongside a whole raft of revered traditional musicians, including Dick Gaughan, Cara Dillon, Sam Lakeman, Ed Boyd, Luke Daniels, Donald Shaw, Eamon McElholm, Ian Flecture, Mike McGoldrick, Dezi Donnelly, Andy Dinan, Tony Byrne, Matt Griffin, Mick O'brien, Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn, Donal Lunny, Martin O'Connor and John Joe Kelly.

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Chuck Prophet And Mission Express

on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 at Bristol The Tunnels Doors at 7.30pm

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Faustus

on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 at Otley Courthouse 8pm

FAUSTUS Featuring Saul Rose of Waterson Carthy and Benji Kirkpatrick and Paul Sartin of Bellowhead, Faustus are one of English folk music's most distinctive bands. Their masterful blend of subtlety and attack led the Daily Telegraph to describe them as an act of exceptional class switching from song to tune, from instrument to voice, few acts are better able to capture the energy and depth within the English tradition. Tickets: £12/£10 in advance, £13/£11 on the door. faustusband.com

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Faustus

on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 at Otley Courthouse 8pm

FAUSTUS Featuring Saul Rose of Waterson Carthy and Benji Kirkpatrick and Paul Sartin of Bellowhead, Faustus are one of English folk music's most distinctive bands. Their masterful blend of subtlety and attack led the Daily Telegraph to describe them as an act of exceptional class switching from song to tune, from instrument to voice, few acts are better able to capture the energy and depth within the English tradition. Tickets: £12/£10 in advance, £13/£11 on the door. faustusband.com

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Jez Lowe

on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Jez Lowe

on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Cherry Lee Mewis Band At The Famous Monday Blues

on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 at Oxford Jericho Tavern 8PM until 11pm

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Cherry Lee Mewis Band At The Famous Monday Blues

on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 at Oxford Jericho Tavern 8PM until 11pm

FOR MORE INFO GO TO http:///.famousmondayblues.co.uk

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Left Lane Cruiser

on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm

This whiskey fueled two-man frenzy of blues-driven rock'n'roll noise straight from Fort Wayne, Indiana promise to hit you like a shock wave and show you a foot-stompin' good time. Left Lane Cruiser is comprised of Joe Evans on slide guitar and vocals with Brenn Beck on one big-ass bass drum, harmonica and a toolbox full of percussive gear. The raw blues duo of LLC have practiced through thick and thin to hone a sound unlike any other and have been together long enough to have previously released a couple of self-produced EPs. Let your soul drive what you do is the premise of their music, give it all you got, and everything is an instrument: trash cans, paint trays, hubcaps, ladders, you name it. Learning their craft by playing at house parties, at the corner streets of their home town, and rehearsing in a heatless garage, they have developed their personal take on the North Mississippi Hill Country sound. They have toured relentlessly, sharing the stage with artists such as Robert Belfour, Black Diamond Heavies, Hillstomp, and Chris Cotton among others. They have also appeared at the infamous Deep Blues festival in River Falls Wisconsin in 2007. Bring Yo' Ass To The Table is the culmination of everything these boys have experienced as a band during the four years of their existence, it's greasy hot, shaved dry, and crazier than your smokin' methed-up ex-girlfriend who keeps singin' ÔDown By The River I Shot My Baby' thru a two-dollar pawn shop mic she jerry-rigged thru that ol' gunshot black & white TV in the backyard and dedicating it to you with love m*therf*cker to quote Deep Blues guru Rick Saunders.

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Loosely, Folk Presents Kate In The Kettle

on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 at Thirsk The Golden Fleece doors at 7.30pm, show at 8.00pm

Kate Young is a fiddle player, singer,composer and teacher from Scotland who's musical journey is constantly enticed by songs, stories, medicinal remedies and the ways of the natural world, some of which become part of her ever-changing creative expressions. Kate spent much of her teenage years developing her own song-writing style, steeped in the natural landscapes of Borthwick, where she grew up. She decided to continue on this musical path and graduated from Newcastle University with a First-Class Honours degree in BMus Folk and Traditional Music, majoring in Voice and Fiddle. It was on that course that she learned a great many things about playing and singing in different ways. Perhaps the most important thing that happened there was when American fiddle-singer, Laura Cortese gave a workshop in how to accompany a song with the fiddle. This brought about a revolutionary idea for Kate as a seed was planted in the beggining of bringing the two worlds of fiddle playing and songwriting that she had long ventured upon, closer together. Years later, Kate had spent most of her time on even more musical adventures with this fiddle-voice combination, as she endeavoured to push those instruments out of their comfortable arm-chairs and explore her voice as an instrument more than a means to tell a story, and the fiddle as useful accompaniment for that. She had truly found something special when her voice box resonated so close to the sound chamber of the fiddle, dancing together to create a sound of great diversity and poignancy. She had the privilege to become a member of World-music band, Ethno in Transit and travel the world playing and collecting all sorts of tunes and songs. After graduating she worked as a researcher as part of a project through Newcastle Univeristy called En-Compass, where a team of people working in the arts and world heritage travelled to Kenya, Hainan Province in China and British Guyana in order to gather artefacts - such as tribal song and dance rituals for an exhibition. Some of theier research can be found here: www.en-compass.ac.uk . Kate has also worked along-side Mercury Music Prize nominee and multiple BBC Folk Award winner, Eliza Carthy, in a "Fiddle-Singers' concert with Bella Hardy and Lucy Farrell. Kate also plays her own material, inspired by traditions and her imagination in the trio, Kate in the Kettle. She has also had some wonderful opportunities to compose scores for different musical ensembles. In 2011, she worked with a quartet from The Sage Gateshead's Northern Sinfonia orchestra to perform her piece, 'Wing'd Entropy', in Kathryn Tickell's 'Create' project. Kate continues to expand her repertoire for quartets, experimenting with the combination of song-writing also. In 2009, she was awarded the Alan Hull Award for Song Writing and Composing.

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Loosely, Folk Presents Kate In The Kettle

on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 at Thirsk The Golden Fleece doors at 7.30pm, show at 8.00pm

Kate Young is a fiddle player, singer,composer and teacher from Scotland who's musical journey is constantly enticed by songs, stories, medicinal remedies and the ways of the natural world, some of which become part of her ever-changing creative expressions. Kate spent much of her teenage years developing her own song-writing style, steeped in the natural landscapes of Borthwick, where she grew up. She decided to continue on this musical path and graduated from Newcastle University with a First-Class Honours degree in BMus Folk and Traditional Music, majoring in Voice and Fiddle. It was on that course that she learned a great many things about playing and singing in different ways. Perhaps the most important thing that happened there was when American fiddle-singer, Laura Cortese gave a workshop in how to accompany a song with the fiddle. This brought about a revolutionary idea for Kate as a seed was planted in the beggining of bringing the two worlds of fiddle playing and songwriting that she had long ventured upon, closer together. Years later, Kate had spent most of her time on even more musical adventures with this fiddle-voice combination, as she endeavoured to push those instruments out of their comfortable arm-chairs and explore her voice as an instrument more than a means to tell a story, and the fiddle as useful accompaniment for that. She had truly found something special when her voice box resonated so close to the sound chamber of the fiddle, dancing together to create a sound of great diversity and poignancy. She had the privilege to become a member of World-music band, Ethno in Transit and travel the world playing and collecting all sorts of tunes and songs. After graduating she worked as a researcher as part of a project through Newcastle Univeristy called En-Compass, where a team of people working in the arts and world heritage travelled to Kenya, Hainan Province in China and British Guyana in order to gather artefacts - such as tribal song and dance rituals for an exhibition. Some of theier research can be found here: www.en-compass.ac.uk . Kate has also worked along-side Mercury Music Prize nominee and multiple BBC Folk Award winner, Eliza Carthy, in a "Fiddle-Singers' concert with Bella Hardy and Lucy Farrell. Kate also plays her own material, inspired by traditions and her imagination in the trio, Kate in the Kettle. She has also had some wonderful opportunities to compose scores for different musical ensembles. In 2011, she worked with a quartet from The Sage Gateshead's Northern Sinfonia orchestra to perform her piece, 'Wing'd Entropy', in Kathryn Tickell's 'Create' project. Kate continues to expand her repertoire for quartets, experimenting with the combination of song-writing also. In 2009, she was awarded the Alan Hull Award for Song Writing and Composing.

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Catfish Keith Live At Buchanan Memorial Hall

on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 at Milton of Buchanan Memorial Hall 8pm

US acoustic bluesman plays an exclusive show at Buchanan Memorial Hall, Milton of Buchanan, Drymen, by Glasgow. NOTE: early show - doors 7.30pm, music starts 8pm sharp! NO BAR - Bring your own bottle

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Matt Edwards Band / Tom Michell Trio

on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors at 8pm. Music starts at 8.30 ends at 11pm

Double Bill of 2 up and coming bands, both 3 piece. Matt Edwards Band - Having supported Buddy Whittington and impressed the audience (along with Buddy and band) we asked him back! Matt Edwards is an original blues rock musician from the south of England. His music is passionate, alternative blues, packed full of groove and power. Matt released his debut album 'Follow The Plan' in 2012, writing and playing all of the instruments himself. Today Matt has recruited an exciting live band with Alan Davies on Bass Guitar and Andy Norris on Drums, and is playing across the UK and Europe n 2014 with a host of new songs ready for his second album. Different to your average blues band, check out 'The Matt Edwards Band' live. Tom Michell Trio - 'Despite coming from eclectic musical backgrounds, it's a shared passion for the blues that brings 'The Tom Michell Trio' together with such commanding force. Tom's influences (Stevie Ray Vaughn, B B King, johnny Winter and Hendrix to name a few) are prominent in his playing, but that's not to say he hasn't developed an infectious sound of his own in electric guitar and slide style - coupled with gutsy,impassioned vocals which remind you what the blues is really all about. Expect a riff fuelled set spanning from the Texas scene to groove based rhythm & blues, backed up with thunderous basslines from Pete Thomas and contagious rhythms from Tom Sibly on drums. This power house trio will lead you down a rough and raw path that you'd thought had been closed off decades ago. 'They don't play the blues like that anymore' - these guys will prove you wrong...'

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Zachary Lucky

on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 at Coventry The Tin at The Coal Vaults 8pm

ZACHARY LUCKY TRULY IS THE BREAD AND BUTTER OF THE MASSIVE CANADIAN FOLK SCENE. WITH AN EMPHASIS ON SONGWRITING AND AN EAR FOR DELICATE ARRANGEMENTS - LUCKY'S SONGS WILL HAUNT YOU AND REMIND YOU OF WHAT COUNTRY AND WESTERN MUSIC WAS ORIGINALLY CONCEIVED AS. ITS SAFE TO SAY THAT LUCKY IS AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE OUTLAW COUNTRY - SINGER SONGWRITER MOVEMENT. SETTLE DOWN AND FIND A HOME IN BEING LONESOME WITH ZACHARY LUCKY'S "THE BALLAD OF LOSING YOU."

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James Yorkston

on Tue, 14 Oct 2014 at Liverpool Leaf Doors 8pm

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Positively Fourth Street: Songs From The Village

on Tue, 14 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Some of the world's finest, most provocative, most lyrical and poetic music came out of the melting pot that was Greenwich Village, New York in the 1960s. Artists such as Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, and Joan Baez cut their teeth in the folk clubs and bars during that time. Positively Fourth Street is a multimedia show that celebrates all of these artists and many more. With footage from the time, stories around the songs, as well as the songs themselves, this is a trip back to a time when music was in the cafes, and revolution was in the air. Ben Bowden is a seasoned performer who has played all over Europe in various bands and groups. He currently plays Paul Simon in the touring show, The Sounds of Simon. He has a deep interest in music from the early 60s, especially Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and Phil Ochs. Suddenly it's 1964, the Village, and you're crossing Bleecker Street, carrying a newly bought copy of Another Side of Bob Dylan, running into Arlo Guthrie in a bearskin coat in the snow, meeting Ric von Schmidt in the lobby, all of you going across to the Bitter End to meet a new cat called Gordon Lightfoot. "Expert." (BBC The One Show) "World class." (The Times) "A musical feast."( Chris Lloyd - Talon: Best of Eagles)

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Left Lane Cruiser

on Tue, 14 Oct 2014 at Manchester Night & Day Cafe 7.30pm

This whiskey-fuelled three-man frenzy of blues-driven rock'n'roll noise straight from Fort Wayne, Indiana promise to hit you like a shock wave and show you a foot-stompin' good time. Left Lane Cruiser feature Joe Evans on slide guitar and vocals with Brenn Beck on one big-ass bass drum, harmonica and a toolbox full of percussive gear. Honing their craft while playing to house parties and on street corners of their home town, plus rehearsing in a heatless garage, they have developed their personal high voltage take on the North Mississippi Hill Country sound. 'Left Lane Cruiser takes the collected knowledge that human kind has accumulated on blues, garage rock, punky garage and bluesy garage and compresses it into a dark matter that they then double barrel shotgun blast into your head' - Green Bay Scene

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Jennifer Crook Trio

on Tue, 14 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

London debut for the Jennifer Crook Trio celebrating the release of 'Carnforth Station' (September 15th 2014) "Amazingthe kind of thing that gives modern folk a good name" Zeitgeist Jennifer Crook's new album was recorded and mixed at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios in Box following a very impressive (Pledge Music) crowd-funding campaign earlier this year. Produced by Stephen W Tayler (Kate Bush, Suzanne Vega, Stevie Nicks), the record features Jennifer's live trio: cellist Bethany Porter (Eliza Carthy Band, Newton Faulkner) and guitarist/accordionist, Mike Cosgrave (Jackie Oates, Jackie Leven), and special guests Kevin Brown (lap steel) and Miranda Sykes (double bass and vocals). " Jennifer is a rare talent, creating wonderful atmospheric, poetic songs with gorgeous accompaniment - superb instrumentalists and instruments - especially her own harp and of course featuring her beautiful voice. These songs are like short stories, photographs, movies truly captivating and magical." SWT (producer) In a career that has led her from the BBC Young Tradition Award to touring with Snow Patrol, Jennifer has earned a reputation as an outstanding harp player as well as an acclaimed singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist. Jennifer's last album, produced by Boo Hewerdine, earned her excellent reviews, national airplay and a live session with the legendary Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2. Jennifer wrote many of the songs for 'Carnforth Station' on the lever harp, and much of her musical history (elements of trad. Irish, bluegrass and alt country), finds it's way into this collection of songs exploring life's journey's and transitions; moving on, letting go, joy, loss, hope. This is beautiful, rootsy, acoustic folk that draws on Jennifer's Americana influences but remains undeniably English in it's story-telling. With the combination of great musicianship, and wonderful songs that inspire a genuine emotional connection, this will be an evening of first class contemporary folk. "Utterly beguiling" Properganda "A class act" - R2 "A great singer, great harp player... beautiful stuff" Mike Harding A vocalist of sublime power... gently luring the listener into a web of disarming surrender fRoots "****Brilliant" Maverick www.jennifercrook.com

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Nic & Joe Jones

on Wed, 15 Oct 2014 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath Doors 7.15pm, start 7.45pm

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Herne Hill Music Festival - Blues And Balkan

on Wed, 15 Oct 2014 at London Island Arts Studio 8pm-11pm

Robin and Tony play an eclectic blend of Blues/Roots/ Acoustic music with influences ranging from Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker, Howlin Wolf, Junior Parker, Doc Watson, all performed in their own totally individual style. They play their music straight from the heart and always engage and entertain their audience...Robin Bibi plays acoustic guitar/resonator and Stomp Box. Tony Marten plays Double Bass, fretless bass guitar, acoustic guitar and banjo.They both sing. Yendva Yendva play folk music from the Balkans, other Eastern Europe regions, and beyond. Their music reflects the many styles of this region from lively Gypsy folk to Turkish orientalism. This is music to touch the heart! Meals: The Prince Regent serves a good range of meals. However, if you want to eat there, please plan to eat before the performance since there will not be room in the performance space for meals.

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Herne Hill Music Festival - Blues And Balkan

on Wed, 15 Oct 2014 at London Island Arts Studio 8pm-11pm

Robin and Tony play an eclectic blend of Blues/Roots/ Acoustic music with influences ranging from Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker, Howlin Wolf, Junior Parker, Doc Watson, all performed in their own totally individual style. They play their music straight from the heart and always engage and entertain their audience...Robin Bibi plays acoustic guitar/resonator and Stomp Box. Tony Marten plays Double Bass, fretless bass guitar, acoustic guitar and banjo.They both sing. Yendva Yendva play folk music from the Balkans, other Eastern Europe regions, and beyond. Their music reflects the many styles of this region from lively Gypsy folk to Turkish orientalism. This is music to touch the heart! Meals: The Prince Regent serves a good range of meals. However, if you want to eat there, please plan to eat before the performance since there will not be room in the performance space for meals.

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Bella Hardy & Cara Luft Upstairs At The Shakespeare Sheffield

on Wed, 15 Oct 2014 at Sheffield Shakespeare's Pub Doors at 7:30PM, Music starts at 8PM

BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year 2014 Bella Hardy reunites with Juno award-winning singer-songwriter guitarist Cara Luft for an eight-date tour, following their creative residency in Alberta, Canada, in 2013. Promoted by the English Folk Dance and Song Society, in partnership with Music PEI (Prince Edward Island) and Folk Music Canada, these tours are borne out of a developing relationship between England and Canada, which supports artists' development and collaboration. As well as performing solo material on the tours, the musicians will showcase new music that they written collaboratively during the first leg of their exchanges. About Bella Hardy With a Masters degree in Music from Newcastle University, Bella Hardy first came to widespread public recognition when she was nominated in the Best Original Song category at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2007 for Three Black Feathers the first song she ever wrote. In 2012, she won that same award for her powerful and moving account of life as a 19th century Stornoway Herring Girl. A fixture on the festival and folk club scene, Bella has sung in at the Royal Albert Hall during The Proms, co-written with former Beautiful South guitarist David Rotheray, for his concept album The Life of Birds, and composed the music for Radio 4's The People's Post a documentary on the history of the Post Office.  2013 saw the release of her latest album Battleplan and a new release with Brit folk trailblazer Eliza Carthy and friends Lucy Farrell and Kate Young and 2014 saw her crowned as BBC Folk Singer of the Year. www.bellahardy.com About Cara Luft Singer-songwriter-guitarist extraordinaire Cara is that rare artist steeped in folk and traditional roots music almost from birth. Her third solo album, Darlingford, is a stunning collection of songs drawn from her recent life experiences informed by her indomitably optimistic spirit and impeccable musical instincts. Recorded primarily in old wooden churches and home studios across the Canadian prairies, the album shines a bright light on Cara's skill at turning personal heartbreak into resonating universal themes. Cara deserves her reputation as one of Canada's finest live performers whose engaging, down-home style comes wrapped in a warm and delicious sense of humour. A co-founder of The Wailin' Jennys, Cara was the spark behind the group and since leaving has wowed audiences and critics across North America and Europe. www.caraluft.com We are delighted that Bella & Cara are able to visit The Shakespeare as part of this exciting tour. The evening promises to be a special, memorable event.

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C.o.m.e (the Complexities Of Modern Existence)

on Wed, 15 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, Performance starts @ 8pm.

C.O.M.E. (the complexities of modern existance) - part one. ....From the creators of Folkadot, Sound Bites and Unstable Promotions comes a brand new type of night with a brand new format! FEATURING... Jonny Berliner: Truly the Godfather of Geek-Pop, Jonny Berliner is Science's most wonderful and famous troubadour. He has written for the Guardian Science podcast, has been featured in Nature, and writes and performs the best science songs around (go online and check out D.N.A.). As much musician as science lover, Jonny's is a show not to miss! www.jonnyberliner.com Sophie Scott + two very very special guests: Sophie is a professor of neuroscience at UCL and one of the UKs leading science communicators. She studies the effects of music on the brain (amongst other things like swearing and the brain). She is currently working with one of UK's leading beatboxers (so famous we're not aloud to use his name in the publicity) and one of the UKs leading producers (again too famous for us to use his name). This combination of beatboxing, brain function and music will be unlike anything you've seen before! MyndPlay: MyndPlay is a multi platform media player that allows you to control video and movies with your mind using your NeuroSky Headset. EEG is performed live on stage and the signals are translated to all sorts of formats... including skealetrics sets! A totally new must see that you will be talking about for weeks to come! Other exciting surprises to be revealed on the night! This night is in aid of 'Place 2 Be', a charity that deliver mental health support to kids in school. Money raised from the night will go towards counselling sessions for kids and their parents to ensure they can make the most of their education and avoid serious mental health issues later on in life.

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C.o.m.e (the Complexities Of Modern Existence)

on Wed, 15 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, Performance starts @ 8pm.

C.O.M.E. (the complexities of modern existance) - part one. ....From the creators of Folkadot, Sound Bites and Unstable Promotions comes a brand new type of night with a brand new format! FEATURING... Jonny Berliner: Truly the Godfather of Geek-Pop, Jonny Berliner is Science's most wonderful and famous troubadour. He has written for the Guardian Science podcast, has been featured in Nature, and writes and performs the best science songs around (go online and check out D.N.A.). As much musician as science lover, Jonny's is a show not to miss! www.jonnyberliner.com Sophie Scott + two very very special guests: Sophie is a professor of neuroscience at UCL and one of the UKs leading science communicators. She studies the effects of music on the brain (amongst other things like swearing and the brain). She is currently working with one of UK's leading beatboxers (so famous we're not aloud to use his name in the publicity) and one of the UKs leading producers (again too famous for us to use his name). This combination of beatboxing, brain function and music will be unlike anything you've seen before! MyndPlay: MyndPlay is a multi platform media player that allows you to control video and movies with your mind using your NeuroSky Headset. EEG is performed live on stage and the signals are translated to all sorts of formats... including skealetrics sets! A totally new must see that you will be talking about for weeks to come! Other exciting surprises to be revealed on the night! This night is in aid of 'Place 2 Be', a charity that deliver mental health support to kids in school. Money raised from the night will go towards counselling sessions for kids and their parents to ensure they can make the most of their education and avoid serious mental health issues later on in life.

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Karine Polwart

on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

A performance from one of Scotland's foremost female folk singers, Karine Polwart. "Orchestral yet intimate which perfectly complements Polwart's intelligently sincere lyrics" Songlines ***** Promoted by the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) in association with Songlines Magazine

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The Jennifer Crook Trio

on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

"Amazing.the kind of thing that gives modern folk a good name" Zeitgeist Jennifer's songwriting draws on her Americana influences but remains undeniably English in it's story-telling. A multi-instrumentalist, Jennifer sings, plays harp, guitar and banjo and performs with her trio cellist Bethany Porter (Eliza Carthy Band, Newton Faulkner) and guitarist and accordionist, Mike Cosgrave (Jackie Oates, Jackie Leven). Jennifer and her trio are recording her third solo album at Real World Studios to be released in June 2014. With the combination of great musicianship and songs that inspire a genuine emotional connection, this is first class contemporary folk. "Utterly beguiling" Properganda A Class Act R2 With a life-long passion for real song-craft, a beautifully natural and engaging singing voice, and her considerable instrumental skills on the lever harp and guitar, Jennifer's live performances are gaining her a growing following across the UK and beyond. Jennifer's latest album was produced by highly acclaimed songwriter Boo Hewerdine, and also features guest vocals from Eddi Reader & Darrell Scott (Robert Plant's Band of Joy). The vivid storytelling, beautiful imagery and infectious melodies on Merry Go Round' have earned her excellent reviews, national airplay and a live session on BBC Radio 2 with the legendary Bob Harris. "I'm really really loving the new album Merry-Go-Round - it's beautiful" Bob Harris BBC Radio 2 Jennifer has toured the UK with her own shows and with Boo Hewerdine. She has also opened for Declan O'Rourke, Chris Difford, Reg Meuross, Iain Archer and Clive Gregson and recently began working as a duo with songwriter Andrew Cresswell Davis (The Korgis, Stackridge). An extremely versatile musician, Jennifer has recorded for BBC television and international stars, and performed live with many artists and bands - including a major tour with Snow Patrol playing the electric harp. She began performing her own songs in a duo with Miranda Sykes (Show of Hands) in 2006 and is now equally respected for her songwriting talents as for her outstanding harp playing, performing at the Belfast Nashville Songwriters' Festival and working alongside Charlie Dore and Reg Meuross for The London Song Company. "I see the depth in Jennifer's songwriting. I see hope and experience - very strong in both" - Darrell Scott www.jennifercrook.com

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Herne Hill Music Festival - Klezmer + Slide Guitar Songs

on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 at London The Prince Regent 8.00-11pm

Mark Harrison is fast gaining a reputation for all-original music in the style of the early 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 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 tells the stories behind the songs, covering some of the history of the original blues and its era and all manner of modern-day topics. Balabustah consists of Chris Taylor (accordion) and Dov Levitski (violin), who formed this duo in January 2000. They play an eclectic mix of Klezmer, Traditional Eastern European and Gypsy music, and original compositions. Chris has performed in bands since the age of fourteen and also performs with The Walking Wounded, a Balkan gypsy rock band. Dov has been playing the violin since he was ten. As well as composing Dov also performs with The Crispy Hot Club, a gypsy jazz swing trio.

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Herne Hill Music Festival - Klezmer + Slide Guitar Songs

on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 at London The Prince Regent 8.00-11pm

Mark Harrison is fast gaining a reputation for all-original music in the style of the early 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 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 tells the stories behind the songs, covering some of the history of the original blues and its era and all manner of modern-day topics. Balabustah consists of Chris Taylor (accordion) and Dov Levitski (violin), who formed this duo in January 2000. They play an eclectic mix of Klezmer, Traditional Eastern European and Gypsy music, and original compositions. Chris has performed in bands since the age of fourteen and also performs with The Walking Wounded, a Balkan gypsy rock band. Dov has been playing the violin since he was ten. As well as composing Dov also performs with The Crispy Hot Club, a gypsy jazz swing trio.

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Lily & Meg

on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Lily & Meg punctuate their vocals with guitar, harmonica and banjo, their voices imbued with that simple, yet crucial, power to hold a room spellbound." Mail Online Lyrics that flow so naturally, sung by two perfectly woven voices, and accompanied by their own expert playing. Tom Robinson's Fresh On The Net Lily & Meg are a multi-instrumental acoustic roots duo blending banjo, guitar, keys, harmonica and vocals. Lily originally from Birmingham and Meg from London, they met in the South West town of Falmouth in April 2012 and sparked a natural musical partnership after discovering a mutual love for intricate harmonies, captivating lyrics and timeless song-writing. The past year has been extremely exciting for Lily & Meg. They supported the likes of Brit Award Winning producer Ethan Johns, Seth Lakeman and Nick Mulvey, and completed their first national tour supporting singer-songwriter, Ruarri Joseph. They have self-released two EP's 'Songs For Jasper' in Oct 2013 and a live EP, 'In The Water' which they launched in April 2014 to a sold-out crowd at St Pancras Old Church in London. Media attention for their 'In The Water' EP includes a feature on BBC 6 Music Tom Robinson's Fresh On The Net, BBC Introducing and a television appearance with BBC Spotlight South West. This summer they look forward to a string of UK festivals including, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness and Somersault.

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Bella Hardy & Cara Luft

on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

BBC Folk Singer of the Year (and former York student) Bella joins Juno award-winning Canadian performer Cara (ex Wailin' Jennys) for a very special night. Expect a rich blend of traditional British music and Canadian folk, wrapped in on-stage chemistry, with an emphasis on vocal harmonies and stirring narratives.

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Bella Hardy & Cara Luft

on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

BBC Folk Singer of the Year (and former York student) Bella joins Juno award-winning Canadian performer Cara (ex Wailin' Jennys) for a very special night. Expect a rich blend of traditional British music and Canadian folk, wrapped in on-stage chemistry, with an emphasis on vocal harmonies and stirring narratives.

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Kimber's Men

on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 at Huddersfield Bar 1:22 8pm

Kimber's Men were formed in the summer of 2001 and in those early days the group comprised Neil Kimber - ship's bosun, John Bromley - ship's cook, Joe Stead - ship's doctor, and Roger 'Tonky' Hepworth the ship's cabin boy. But in the summer of 2004 Roger was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and sadly he passed away in April 2005. Kimber's Men realized they would never sound the same again. Roger was missed not only for his wonderful harmonies and guitar playing, but for his friendship and advice always warmly given. Neil and Roger had been singing together as a duo in West Yorkshire since 1966 whilst John burst upon the folk scene a little later in 1972 as a member of Hebric. John, who has a voice similar to Paul Robeson also sings with the local operatic society in Halifax and is a member of The Bradshaw Mummers who can be seen in quaint outfits throughout most summers at various festivals acting out the important chapters of English history. John sang lead bass with Northern Ballet at Leeds Playhouse for the winter season of Mozart's Requiem. Meanwhile Joe Stead had begun a professional career in London in 1966 which eventually took him to various parts of the world and more recently the first Valparaiso Festival of the Sea in Chile. Joe has performed in concert in America with Pete Seeger twice and also sung at a garden party with Paul Robeson in London in 1958. Neil also sang in concert with Pete Seeger when he and Joe crossed the Atlantic with Paul Downes to perform in a concert in New Jersey to raise funds for the Delaware Valley River Project. David Buckley joined Kimber's Men at the end of April 2006. David is an actor and a singer performed in musicals and with the Halifax Operatic Society. When we found him he was playing the part of Captain Smith in 'Titanic the Musical'. We managed to grab him by his shirt tails before he went down with the ship. David sang tenor harmony and wrote some wonderful songs: I will always be there, Asleep in the sand, Stan the Shantyman and Mama Wind, being just four of them. David left the group in August 2013 for personal reasons having undergone major heart surgery earlier that year. He has now starting singing solo as well as going back to his old roots with a country rock band. In June 2007 Gareth Scott joined the quartet to make our number up to 5. Gareth is a fabulous blues singer and this added a new dimension to the group and with David leaving the band Michael Beeke quickly took his place armed with bagpipes giving the band an even further new dimension. Bagpipes in a shanty band must be a first surely.

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Beverly Smith And John Grimm (usa)

on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 at Cardiff Snails Delicatessen 7pm

Bluegrass duo from USA with Welsh cawl supper

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Eddie Upton: "past Delights"

on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8.00pm

Eddie Upton celebrates 50 years as a fine singer of English folk songs.

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Eddie Upton: "past Delights"

on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8.00pm

Eddie Upton celebrates 50 years as a fine singer of English folk songs.

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Steven James Adams

on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 at London Servant Jazz Quarters Doors 7.30pm

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The Ukrainians !

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30 for 8pm

The Ukrainians..one of the most exciting live bands in the UK.

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The Lindisfarne Story

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Wigan Parish Church Doors 7.00p.m Concert 7.30pm

Ray Laidlaw and Billy Mitchell present a 2 hour trip through the history of this special band It starts with them meeting as young schoolboys in the North-East. The story visits all the major albums and events that occured . It is by turns very funny , really interesting a bit moving a a bit social history, and a fitting tribute . They play off each other like a classic double act . It is done through the medium of spoken word , video, photographs , and visits the classic songs. Having already seen it I know what an excellent evening is in store. N.B ALL SEATS ARE UNRESERVED

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Rod Picott

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Newcastle upon Tyne Gosforth Civic Hall Doors 7:45pm

Rod Picott returns to Newcastle following a fantastic gig last year. Rod is supported by local band Gilded Thieves, who's unique folk/rock style is gaining them a loyal following. Demand will be high so please book your tickets early!

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Ewan Mclennan

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

Winner of several awards including the 2011 BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award, Ewan McLennan is an emerging folk artist who is already garnering critical acclaim. His music combines traditional folk, with an inevitable focus on the music of Scotland, as well as his own self-penned songs (which are also being widely praised in their own right - his most poignant composition, Jo Glenton, winning the Alistair Hulett Memorial Award for Political Song-writing). His guitar playing, described as 'stunning' , is influenced by the rigour and technique from his years of studying classical guitar, while retaining a unique and compelling sound in which his immersion in folk music is evident. According to the Root and Branch Review Ewan "may well be the best singer you'll hear all year" while Maverick has claimed he is "quite possibly destined to become the UK's finest folk singer!" BBC Radio 2's Mike Harding has said of Ewan 'he sings beautifully, with great sincerity and great empathy, he's terrific!' And Martin Simpson states that "only once in a while do you hear a new voice, a new sound that is really worth listening to, Ewan McLennan is one such!" NOTE: If you pay full price and decide, on the night, to join the club you will be given £1.00 reduction on membership.

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Ewan Mclennan

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

Winner of several awards including the 2011 BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award, Ewan McLennan is an emerging folk artist who is already garnering critical acclaim. His music combines traditional folk, with an inevitable focus on the music of Scotland, as well as his own self-penned songs (which are also being widely praised in their own right - his most poignant composition, Jo Glenton, winning the Alistair Hulett Memorial Award for Political Song-writing). His guitar playing, described as 'stunning' , is influenced by the rigour and technique from his years of studying classical guitar, while retaining a unique and compelling sound in which his immersion in folk music is evident. According to the Root and Branch Review Ewan "may well be the best singer you'll hear all year" while Maverick has claimed he is "quite possibly destined to become the UK's finest folk singer!" BBC Radio 2's Mike Harding has said of Ewan 'he sings beautifully, with great sincerity and great empathy, he's terrific!' And Martin Simpson states that "only once in a while do you hear a new voice, a new sound that is really worth listening to, Ewan McLennan is one such!" NOTE: If you pay full price and decide, on the night, to join the club you will be given £1.00 reduction on membership.

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Moscow Drug Club

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

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

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Johnny Coppin

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Bristol St Helens Church, Alveston Doors 7:30 pm - Performance 8:00 pm

Johnny Coppin accompanied by Paul Burgess provide an evening of fantastic musical entertainment. Johnny's soaring voice sings the traditional folk songs of the Gloucestershire area like no other. He also speclalisies in putting music to the words of the war poets with great sensativity. Paul is a classically trained recorder player, raconteur and a leading authority on English Folk Violin. Together they are magic!

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Rab Noakes & Kathleen Macinnes

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8.00pm

This unique collaboration between singer-songwriter Rab Noakes and Gaelic singer Kathleen MacInnes features an evening of Love, Ballads and Murder. They uncover songs which turn up in Scots and Gaelic cultures and combine these with storytelling - both song and stories are performed in Gaelic, Scots and English. Enjoy a memorable evening of entertainment from two consummate artists from different cultures and different generations - Kathleen's vocals in wonderful combination with Rab's guitar. ... an excellent show from two of this country's finest songsmiths. The Herald

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Rab Noakes & Kathleen Macinnes

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8.00pm

This unique collaboration between singer-songwriter Rab Noakes and Gaelic singer Kathleen MacInnes features an evening of Love, Ballads and Murder. They uncover songs which turn up in Scots and Gaelic cultures and combine these with storytelling - both song and stories are performed in Gaelic, Scots and English. Enjoy a memorable evening of entertainment from two consummate artists from different cultures and different generations - Kathleen's vocals in wonderful combination with Rab's guitar. ... an excellent show from two of this country's finest songsmiths. The Herald

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Rab Noakes & Kathleen Macinnes

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8.00pm

This unique collaboration between singer-songwriter Rab Noakes and Gaelic singer Kathleen MacInnes features an evening of Love, Ballads and Murder. They uncover songs which turn up in Scots and Gaelic cultures and combine these with storytelling - both song and stories are performed in Gaelic, Scots and English. Enjoy a memorable evening of entertainment from two consummate artists from different cultures and different generations - Kathleen's vocals in wonderful combination with Rab's guitar. ... an excellent show from two of this country's finest songsmiths. The Herald

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Tim Eriksen: Hardcore Americana

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at London Kings Place 8pm

Tim Eriksen is acclaimed for transforming American tradition with his startling interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shape-note gospel and dance tunes from New England and Southern Appalachia. He combines hair-raising vocals with inventive accompaniment on banjo, fiddle, guitar and bajo sexto a twelve string Mexican acoustic bass creating a distinctive hardcore Americana sound that ranges from the bare bones of solo unaccompanied singing on Soul of the January Hills (Appleseed 2010) through the stripped-down voice and bajo sexto Christmas album Star in the East to the lush, multi-layered arrangements on Josh Billings Voyage, a new album of northern roots American music. 'Stark songs and breakneck picking' New York Times 'Among the world's finest folk practitioners' Toronto Star 'One of the best voices in music' T Bone Burnett timeriksenmusic.com

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Maz O'connor

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys doors 7pm

Maz 's new album, 'This Willowed Light' has been produced by multi-folk-award-winning Jim Moray and will be released in July 2014. The Observer described it as 'the perfect blend of youthfulness and gravitas' and tipped it as 'the folk album of the year thus far'. Home made cakes & refreshments in the interval, bring your own wine etc if you want, we have glasses.

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Banco De Gaia

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 9pm

Doors open 9pm, 3am Curfew CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Banco De Gaia

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 9pm

Doors open 9pm, 3am Curfew CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Brixham Folk Club/bats Presents Appaloosas

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Brixham Theatre 7.30 pm

From way out in the Wild West - of Dartmoor - come Appaloosas. They play Old-Time and Appalachian, the music that became American music. Rooted in songs and tunes carried by settlers from the British Isles, it was familiar musical home comforts for generations of emigrants. Music from tough times telling of the unchanging human condition, from anonymous, long-dead voices but still resonating today. Supported by Martin Scragg, active in the folk revival for over 40 years, singing mostly traditional Anglo- Irish and Scottish material, with a fair amount of more contemporary songs written within the traditional mould.

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Brixham Folk Club/bats Presents Appaloosas

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Brixham Theatre 7.30 pm

From way out in the Wild West - of Dartmoor - come Appaloosas. They play Old-Time and Appalachian, the music that became American music. Rooted in songs and tunes carried by settlers from the British Isles, it was familiar musical home comforts for generations of emigrants. Music from tough times telling of the unchanging human condition, from anonymous, long-dead voices but still resonating today. Supported by Martin Scragg, active in the folk revival for over 40 years, singing mostly traditional Anglo- Irish and Scottish material, with a fair amount of more contemporary songs written within the traditional mould.

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Withered Hand

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Manchester Kraak Gallery 7.30pm

New Gods is the long-awaited second album by Withered Hand (aka Edinburgh-based folk-rock troubadour Dan Willson), released earlier this year via Fortuna POP! (UK/Europe) and Slumberland (US/Canada). The eleven meditations on love, fidelity and transience therein see Willson's songwriting hit dizzying heights: by turns confessional and melancholy, raucous and life-affirming; his trademark dark humour turned down a wee notch; life, in all its many facets, turned up to full. Active in the world of visual art and dabbling in music for many years, Dan Willson came late to singing and songwriting at age 30, in a period of reflection between the death of a close friend and the birth of his first child. The resultant material, much of which went on to become the album Good News, was praised for its depth and startling honesty, and won him accolades from the likes of Rolling Stone and Mojo, as well as fans from Jarvis Cocker to Marc Riley. The ensuing years saw him embraced by the now-defunct Fife-based musical powerhouse the Fence Collective and his songs picked up by MTV and cult series Skins. A prolific live performer, Withered Hand's live shows have recent included Pam Berry of seminal 90s US noise-pop band Black Tambourine (who also contributes vocals to the new album) amid a rotating cast of musical friends embellishing Dan's exuberant and original songwriting, alongside his fragile and uplifting solo performances. Aided by a grant from arts council body Creative Scotland, New Gods saw Withered Hand entering a proper studio for the first time to work with legendary Scottish producer Tony Doogan (Belle & Sebastian, Mogwai, Mountain Goats, Teenage Fanclub), and features guest appearances from a veritable who's who of Scottish music including King Creosote, Eugene Kelly of The Vaselines, and members of Belle & Sebastian (Stevie Jackson, Chris Geddes) and Frightened Rabbit (Scott Hutchison). The five years since Good News was recorded has seen Willson honing his craft, building his audience and gaining critical momentum. The new album is a beautifully executed collection of songs from one of Scotland's most gifted songwriters. 'Beautifully constructed lyrical frameworks on this banjo-tinged brand of Caledonian gospel' Mojo, 4* 'The UK's best lyricist' King Creosote

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Under The Bridge 3

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at March Town Hall Doors 7pm Concert start 7.30pm

A celebration of the Acoustic Guitar Featuring GARETH PEARSON with PHIL HARE PETE RYDER TOM HARLOCK & AIMEE PEART-WEBB

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Under The Bridge 3

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at March Town Hall Doors 7pm Concert start 7.30pm

A celebration of the Acoustic Guitar Featuring GARETH PEARSON with PHIL HARE PETE RYDER TOM HARLOCK & AIMEE PEART-WEBB

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Folklore Presents .. Neil Mcsweeney

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at London Gallery Cafe Doors 7:45pm

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Bella Hardy

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Saltburn The Victoria 7.30pm

BELLA HARDY : BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2014 - SINGER OF THE YEAR It's been six years since Bella Hardy found herself nominated in the Best Original Song category at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for Three Black Feathers the first song she ever wrote. In 2012 she won that same award for her powerful and moving account of life as a 19th century Stornoway Herring Girl taken from her third album, SONGS LOST & STOLEN, which earned rave reviews, including four stars from The Guardian, while The Independent called the entirely self-composed collection: beautifully crafted and conceived with poetic flair. In those few short years, Bella has become one of the most creative, prolific and original voices on the flourishing UK folk scene, and this February she became BBC Radio 2's Folk Singer Of The Year. The Bevvy Sisters : Originally formed as an offshoot of all-star swing combo the Loveboat Big Band, the Bevvys simultaneously channel the heritage of such classic sister-acts as the Beverleys, the Andrews and the Boswells, while their own diverse backgrounds and collective songwriting skills reinvent the female trio formula. Debut album St James Sessions, launched with a sold-out show at Glasgow's world-famous Celtic Connections festival in 2010, won glowing reviews and UK-wide airplay, while captivating live shows continue to extend their fan-base. Besides headline appearances including Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Belgium's Schots Weekend, the Big Tent Festival and Orkney Folk Festival, they've collaborated with English folk star Eliza Carthy, Scottish super-trio Lau, and in an international project involving iconic fiddler and singer Dave Swarbrick, Canadian reggae artist Jason Wilson and Scotland's legendary Dick Gaughan. 'Their banter with the audience is a joy to behold and would be the envy of most top-class comedians..' Shetland Times The uncanny musical empathy and alchemy that's always been The Bevvy Sisters' trademark, stamping their identity on everything from golden Americana oldies to soulful self-penned ballads, resounds with renewed vitality through this fresh ensemble dynamic. Support from James Kruman

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Kangaroo Moon

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm)

Kangaroo Moon weave many strands from world, rock, folk and dance, with acoustic and electronic influences into a funky, psychedelic, heart-lifting wall of sound. Trancey, richly melodic and dancey; creating a sound which unites the body in deep, joyful psychedelia and elemental dance

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Kangaroo Moon

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm)

Kangaroo Moon weave many strands from world, rock, folk and dance, with acoustic and electronic influences into a funky, psychedelic, heart-lifting wall of sound. Trancey, richly melodic and dancey; creating a sound which unites the body in deep, joyful psychedelia and elemental dance

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Funke & The Two Tone Baby

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Ramsgate Music Hall Doors at 7.30pm

Kent-based mechanical alt-blues band Funke & the Two Tone Baby is the pseudonym of multi-instrumentalist Dan Turnbull. Described as creating 'new, exciting and innovative music' (R2 Magazine), in two years Funke has gone from pub gigs in Margate to performing 300+ shows and festivals across the UK and Europe. Combining effects pedals, beatboxing and grooving bass lines with traditional instrumentation, powerful vocals and relentless energy that provides tracks with a 'distinctive and contemporary twist' and gets people 'grooving like an apoplectic orang-utan' (Sound of Confusion). And Funke has supported Hazel O'Connor! Lucky bastard!

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Flight Brigade

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Southampton The Alexandra Doors at 7.00pm

Flight Brigade return to Southampton on their latest tour supporting their recent single. Support comes from the excellent Just Mille with more TBC. Tickets £3.50 advance, £5 on the door.

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Flight Brigade

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Southampton The Alexandra Doors at 7.00pm

Flight Brigade return to Southampton on their latest tour supporting their recent single. Support comes from the excellent Just Mille with more TBC. Tickets £3.50 advance, £5 on the door.

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An Evening With Kris Dollimore (with Buffet)

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Cardiff Snails Delicatessen 7pm

Door 7pm, Food 730pm, Music 9pm Curfew 11pm visit www.snailsdeli.com for more info Kris has graced some of the world's greatest stages and was lead guitarist with the scottish band Del Amitri.

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Red Shoes

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre Doors 7:30pm

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Red Molly (usa)

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Malvern Colwall Village Hall Doors at 7.30pm, on-stage 8.00pm

Utterly stunning, beguiling à cappella ballads, bluegrass-tinged folk and a touch of jazzy western swing from upstate New York's Red Molly on their debut UK tour. Trademark three-part harmonies, dobro licks and arrangements to make your hair stand on end. With joyful Laurie MacAllister (bass, banjo), Abbie Gardner (dobro, banjo) and Molly Venter (guitar). Opened last year for Willy Nelson on tour and featured at the Tonder Festival, Denmark. 'Crystalline vocals and beautiful harmonies. Red Molly are red hot.' Daily Telegraph

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Red Molly (usa)

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Malvern Colwall Village Hall Doors at 7.30pm, on-stage 8.00pm

Utterly stunning, beguiling à cappella ballads, bluegrass-tinged folk and a touch of jazzy western swing from upstate New York's Red Molly on their debut UK tour. Trademark three-part harmonies, dobro licks and arrangements to make your hair stand on end. With joyful Laurie MacAllister (bass, banjo), Abbie Gardner (dobro, banjo) and Molly Venter (guitar). Opened last year for Willy Nelson on tour and featured at the Tonder Festival, Denmark. 'Crystalline vocals and beautiful harmonies. Red Molly are red hot.' Daily Telegraph

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Tim Eriksen

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Maidstone The Bower House doors 7.30pm

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The Alex Mckown Band.

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8pm

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The Coal Porters

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

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 are the UK's leading hip bluegrass ensemble but their sound is much more than that. It encompasses both folk and indie which has given them the musical firepower to perform all over Britain and Europe with several North American tours under their belt. Led by ex-Long Ryder Sid Griffin the Coal Porters' last album, Find The One, has been favourably reviewed in everything from Uncut to The Daily Mail, from Spain's El Pais to The Los Angeles Times and their fans include ex-Byrd Chris Hillman, Billy Bragg, the BBC's Bob Harris, guitar hero Richard Thompson, and comic Harry Enfield. The Coal Porters are the only British band invited to perform at MerleFest in the USA in April 2015. Currently working on a new album their new fiddler is Kerenza Peacock, the gifted musician who played with Paul Weller, Seasick Steve and Adele as well as several symphony orchestras."

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Big Mac Wholley Soul Band

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Blackwood Rugby Club Doors Open 7.00pm

Live at Blackwood RFC Main Function Room Big Mac Wholley Soul Band MIKE ' BIG MAC' MCNAMARA SINGER: Born in Northern Ireland, raised in South Wales Mikes musical influences are:. Sam Cooke - Little Richard - Wilson Pickett and Ray Charles with a touch of Levi Stubbs. BAND:. Backing Vocalist:- Sarah Miles Callow AKA 'Daisy Callowmile' from Caerleon. Backing Vocalist:- Amanda Dees AKA 'Mandy Rice Davies' from Cardiff. Drums:- Cliff Burge AKA 'Bumpy' from Risca. Keyboard:- Derek Wilkinson AKA 'The Dark' from Caerphilly. Bass Guitar:- Dale Wilde AKA 'The Beautiful Babe' from Bargoed. Lead Guitar:- Dave Ramsey AKA 'Rambo' from Chepstow. Saxophone:- Liam McCafferty AKA 'RoadRunner' from Cefn Hengoed Saxophone :- Pete Gainey AKA 'Cuban Pete' from Cardiff. Trumpet:-Phil Coomer AKA 'The Dark Horse' from Blackwood. Sound Engineer:- Graham Wood AKA 'The Wild Woodbine' from Newport.

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Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Shaw Playhouse2 Doors 7.00pm show at 8.00pm

Another return to Playhouse2. Brit-Americana from this highly experienced duo. Cathryn is from Richmond, Virginia USA. She sings with great feeling and emotion and has worked with Chet Atkins, The Righteous Bros and Shel Silverstein. Brian Willoughby is best known for his virtuoso performances on electric and acoustic guitar with progressive folk/rock band Strawbs.

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M G Boulter And Samantha Whates With Friends

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Leigh-on-Sea The Fisherman's Chapel Doors 7.30pm

Squeezebox Folk in conjunction with Harbour Song Records present a very special evening of M G Boulter and Samantha Whates with friends. M G Boulter and Samantha Whates are two singer songwriters who have joined together to release a new EP called The Boatswain's Manual, a collection of songs about the seaside. They will be playing songs from the EP and their respective solo material at this very special night at the Fisherman's Chapel, a Methodist church built for the cockling families of Leigh-on-Sea. M G Boulter is best known as lead singer with The Lucky Strikes and released his solo album 'The Water and the Wave' last year. Samantha Whates is a Scottish songwriter who has worked with the likes of Kathryn Williams and Blue Rose Code. They will be joined for the evening by Neil McSweeney, a Sheffield songwriter who's album 'Cargo' became a great success following his support with Bellowhead last year and the sublime Plantman will be opening the show with his captivating show gaze songs from his album 'The Whispering Trees', which has cemented his place as one of the UK's foremost alternative artists. A very special night of national acts not to be missed.

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24 Pesos

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Dorchester Arts Centre 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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24 Pesos

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Dorchester Arts Centre 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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The Ukrainians

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at London Ukrainian Club 7.30pm till late

One of our favourite London venues. We'll be out to entertain everyone with a night of Ukrainian music. Look out for new songs and old classics. Support acts announced soon.

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The Willows

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8.00pm

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The Willows

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8.00pm

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The Mandolinquents Trio

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Weston Holy Trinity Church Doors open 7.00 pm. Start at 7.30 pm

The celebrated (even notorious) Mandolinquents are Hilary James, Simon Mayor and Gerald Garcia. Mandolins of all shapes and sizes and the superb voice (and mandobass) of Hilary James. "One of those groups that defy pigeonholing - effervescent, exotic, comically creepy, altogether just plain fun." See our website westonmusicsociety.org.uk for more details.

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The Mandolinquents Trio

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Weston Holy Trinity Church Doors open 7.00 pm. Start at 7.30 pm

The celebrated (even notorious) Mandolinquents are Hilary James, Simon Mayor and Gerald Garcia. Mandolins of all shapes and sizes and the superb voice (and mandobass) of Hilary James. "One of those groups that defy pigeonholing - effervescent, exotic, comically creepy, altogether just plain fun." See our website westonmusicsociety.org.uk for more details.

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Luke Jackson

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Axminster Conservative Club Doors 7.30pm - Show 8.00pm

Luke is a rising young Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent , and 2013 saw him nominated for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. With a bold, show stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer demonstrating an astonishing maturity. He has been making ripples on the live acoustic scene supporting such luminaries as Show of Hands, Paul Brady, Chris Wood, Steve Knightley, Karine Polwart and Oysterband. Last autumn he made his debut in Scotland, winning praise for a stand-out voice, songwriting skill and stage presence that completely belies his years. His debit album More than Boys, produced by the acclaimed Welsh singer-songwriter Martyn Joseph, launched at the Shrewsbury Festival, has been receiving plaudits from critics and airplay on numerous radio stations and 2014 sees the release of his accomplished follow up album, Fumes and Faith, which Luke has co-produced with Cardiff-based American record producer Mason Neely It's a belting roots and blues infused album of 11 original songs and his voice is richer, his fan base is bigger and he has delivered startling performances on the UK festival scene, from Cambridge to Sidmouth and The Great British Folk Festival. With a wealth of finely-observed narrative songs, The album emphasises the exceptional maturity and versatility of one of the most exciting young singer songwriters and live performers on the scene! PRESS QUOTES A great singer, a great songwriter and a really commanding presence Mike Harding A fantastic voice, a great year and a terrific new album - Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2 For a while after Nic Jones and Chris Wood there was a big gap and you wondered where the next generation was coming from now Luke's the next guy John McCusker A huge talent is emerging Acoustic Magazine An affecting and highly promising debut album one to watch Daily Telegraph A sumptuous voice loaded with maturity and a melodically blessed guitar style with wisdom and musical clout beyond his teenage years we'll be hearing much more of Luke Spiral Earth A young man enjoying some notable patronage a debut album of surprising maturity and a compelling listen Properganda A maturity beyond his 18 years reminiscent of a young Tim Buckley with a touch of Nizlopi thrown in for good measure- Northern Sky One of the strongest first albums I've heard in absolutely ages. This is an album to buy now and be able to say 'I was there'.- FATEA Luke Jackson sings with an extraordinarily rich voice and possesses a guitar technique astonishing for one so young. I first heard him sing four years ago and even then his songwriting suggested a performer of rare promise Steve Knightley, Show of Hands This teenager has a voice you could get lost in. He has a musical maturity and a songwriting ability that belies his years. His roots may be firmly within folk music but his exuberant stage performance suggests emerging rock star! London Life

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Rory Mcleod

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Barton St David The Barton Inn 8.00pm

An evening with the legendary troubadour. Fine music and ales in the back room.

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The Travelling Band

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Leicester The Donkey 8.30pm

Manchester's finest folkrock superhumans, The Travelling Band, have won hearts and minds wherever they've found themselves, combining the strut of refried Southern country with the One Foot On The Monitor mayhem of the EStreetBand. With smatterings of McCartney (the beard years) and Crosby Still & Nash millionpart harmonies, TTB have become firm favourites for people with ears and good hearts. Fans include 6 Music's Marc Riley (who loves their shimmering blend of cosmiccountrypop) and Michael Eavis (who was taken back to his musical roots with marvellous music to savour), who have lapped up the band's headynufolk. On the back of LPs like 2008's 'Under the Pavement' and 2011's 'Screaming is Something', it isn't at all surprising. Whether they're burrowing away in a recording den on the Isle of Mull, packing out rapturous shows, or kicking off impromptu jam sessions in the middle of a field, The Travelling Band aren't messing around music is what makes their blood move. Now, readying their latest offering, 'The Big Defreeze' produced by Iestyn Polson (Patti Smith, David Bowie and more) at the world famous Church Studios in Crouch End, TTB find themselves with their paws firmly on their roots, but growing upwards and outwards too. Never ones to sit still, 2014 could well be the year that sees The Travelling Band really cement their place as the true champions of blissful cosmicpop. Great on record and outstanding onstage, if you haven't got down with The Travelling Band yet, now is the time, before they disappear onto much larger stages. Fans of Calexico, Iron & Wine, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Frightened Rabbit and Elbow should apply here, for The Travelling Band are the kings of North Country & Western music. The sounds they generate took me back to my musical roots Marvellous music to savour and enjoy Michael Eavis, Glastonbury Festival They produce an inventive brand of guitarladen cosmic aesthetic and sprinkles of trademark Manchester's musical lineage Clash Magazine If you consider the term 'Mancunian Americana' to be an oxymoron try listening to The Travelling Band. Brilliant Marc Riley, BBC 6Music Support comes from Leicester's Rock n roll supergroup, Goldwater!

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Country Club With Mad Jack & The Hatters [live]

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 9pm

9pm - 1.30am

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Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe Doors 7.30 pm

Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 Nominated for * BEST DUO * * HORIZON AWARD * Josienne's jewel-like voice finds the nuance and melancholy in the simplest phrase and effortlessly sends it straight to your heart. Ben's musical tact and mastery of the guitar provide the perfect setting and allow the song centre-stage. Their work together combines an exquisite command of their instruments with lyrics steeped in the tradition of English songwriting, and in ageless stories of love and loss. Though influenced by greats such as Sandy Denny, Richard and Linda Thompson, Nick Drake, Bert Jansch and June Tabor, their new album 'Fire and Fortune' marks two musicians who have resolutely found their own path through traditional English music. This is timeless stuff, and its purity will stay with you long after the last note fades. "One of the hottest tickets in folk" Mark Radcliffe - BBC Radio 2 Folk Show

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Rod Picott

on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 at Cheadle Hulme Chads Theatre Doors 7:30PM, Show 8:00PM

We are delighted to present the fabulous Rod Picott. Rod has had his songs covered by Ray Wylie Hubbard, Slaid Cleaves and Fred Eaglesmith among others but it's his brilliant stage show and his instant rapport with his audience that sets this talented wordsmith apart from the rest. Rod's songs tackle important subjects and stand up there with the very best compositions of the past twenty years.

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Sean Taylor

on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Sean Taylor has rapidly grown to be one of the hottest new names in the UK blues/acoustic scene. His incredible passion for performance, sheer talent and songwriting of the highest calibre is a testament to his frequent comparisons with John Martyn and Tom Waits. He has opened for artists such as John Fogerty, Neville Brothers, Tony Joe White, Eric Bibb, Tom Paxton, Tift Merritt and Band Of Horses. He has toured Holland, Switzerland, Australia, France and Ireland. The past couple of years has seen Sean's profile rocket with UK and European tours and festival performances at Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival, Celtic Connections, Port Fairy Folk Festival (Australia) Beautiful Days and many others. Sean's new album 'Chase The Night' is out now. The album was recorded in Austin, TX with producer Mark Hallman (Carole King, Ani Di Franco & Eliza Gilkyson) and features legendary double bass player Danny Thompson who is often Sean's touring partner. "An absolutely superb guitarist ... reminiscent of John Martyn" Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 "Articulate, compelling ... brilliant" (Four stars) Mojo Magazine 'My main listen today - Springsteen and Taylor are cheering my day...brilliant, stunning songs. Great album.' Mike Harding 'A star in the making ...a superb talent' Metro 'A fine blues guitarist ... Taylor is a man to watch' Guardian "Sean Taylor is a wonderfully talented modern troubadour whose sincere, thoughtful songs pull you in. I've had the pleasure of sharing the stage with him. He swings. Check him out!" Eric Bibb 'Sean Taylor's work just gets classier ... His talent might yet puncture the mainstream' Classic Rock 8/10 'A bluesy devotional intensity that rightly draws comparisons to John Martyn' Q Magazine www.seantaylorsongs.com

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Gerry Colvin (solo Show)

on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 at Portsmouth The Square Tower Doors at 7.00pm

Well what can we say about the unique and ever-so-slightly madcap genius songwriter and performer that is Gerry Colvin? For those of you that have seen him with his former band ColvinQuarmby, or indeed his rare solo shows (of which we've been privileged to promote 2 of them - both selling out!), then of course you'll know exactly what you get when you come to one of his shows. For those that haven't - songwriting of extraordinary proportions with incisive lyrics that will one moment have you clutching your sides with laughter, whilst the next holding back the tears. Between-song banter that would grace any comedy night allied to a strong back catalogue of songs that he will have you singing along to in no time. For this unique house concert in the upstairs room of the Square Tower, it will be completely acoustic and therefore will be up close and personal and we have to limit numbers to 32 people only. This will mean of course that tickets will be in demand and this show WILL sell out so we really would recommend that you buy your tickets sooner rather than later. Tickets will only be available online, or by e-mailing us at ken@squarerootspromotions.co.uk to reserve, and tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis to be fair to all that want tickets. You will not be able to buy tickets for this show via our usual high street outlets (sorry folks!). Chirpier than a bucketful of Trill. More hooks than a fisherman's convention (Folk On Tap) "Gerry Colvin is a writer of great substance who is able to give us something that has been largely missing in English Music for a long time. His subjects and characters are clearly defined and his songs create strong images and stories which can make us both laugh and cry in the same breath. This band is unique and unforgettable. The songs are brilliant. They should be a household name. Go see them. (Phil Beer, Show of Hands) "Wildly entertaining and off the wall in the best possible way. English eccentricity is alive and well! (Folk On The Moor) Your complete set was just something else, in fact words cannot do it justice. I was laughing so much I had tears rolling down my cheeks and dripping into Customers pints! It was pure genius, entertaining, funny, satirical, great music, fantastic lyrics and Oh boy what a fantastic atmosphere. I have not been so entertained in many years and I will certainly be looking out for other gigs to come to and to bring others with me and I really hope you come back to Rugby really soon. Fantastic and so professional! Keep it up! (John Tippett, Rugby Roots)

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Wille & The Bandits

on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 at Preston The Continental 7.30pm

Wille & the Bandits' music covers a wide range of genres from rock to world music to blues and roots. With the versatility of Wille's lap steel and guitar playing, the rhythmic diversity of percussionist Andrew Naumann and the sonic range of Matt Brooks' upright bass and six string electric bass, they always keep audiences guessing.

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Miriam Jones

on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Canadian singer songwriter Miriam Jones returns to the Green Note to preview her new studio album produced by Simon Edwards of the 'late', great Fairground Attraction. Her whip smart songs, vulnerable narrative writing style and distinctive voice recall the likes of Bonnie Raitt and Shelby Lynne. 'Jones' strong songwriting lends itself to a seamless blending of country and pop sensibilities...one of Canada's rising young artists' - CBC Radio ---------------------------------------- Support from Jamie Lawson... With a number 1 single in Ireland and a youtube page that boasts well over half a million views, Jamie Lawson's reputation as an artist and writer has soared in the last year giving him the perfect platform to build a following devoted to lyrics with depth and their heartfelt delivery. Aside from his own sell out tours Jamie's years learning his craft and building a fan base in Ireland have earned him an impressive collection of key supports. In the last couple of years Jamie has shared billing with artists including Damien Rice, Seth Lakeman, The Frames, Ben Howard, Rachel Sermanni, Ed Sheeran, Lucy Rose, James Morrison, Tom Mcrea, Turin Breaks, Newton Faulkner, Tom Baxter, Fionn Regan, Martha Wainright, Angus & Julia Stone, Gemma Hayes and Van Morrison. In April 2013 Jamie released new music in the UK. Taken from a collection of material accumulated on the road throughout his success in Ireland, 'Between Each Breath', produced and mixed by the BBC's legendary Miti Adhikari, finds Jamie at his most stripped back and personal.

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Gerry Hallom - Fund-raising Event For Centrepoint

on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm and music from 8pm

Vastly under-rated singer of Australian material using original tunes and expect Henry Lawson's bush poetry to feature. A long term Bothy visitor and a welcome return.

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Kevin Dempsey & Rosie Carson

on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

Kevin, guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer is an icon of British Folk music and has played in some memorable line-ups with Dave Swarbrick, Chris Leslie, Joe Broughton, Peter Knight, Dando Shaft, Uiscedwr, and Mary Black, (not to mention, those giants of folk music, The Marvelettes, Percy Sledge, Alice Coltrane . . . and more). Kevin is renowned for delivering fresh and vibrant arrangements of traditional and contemporary tunes and his vocals bring both meaning and feeling to the lyrics. As a producer, his resume includes "Straws In the Wind", the CD by folk legends Martin Carthy and Swarbrick. Rosie enrolled at the Riley School of Irish Music in Cincinnati at age 8 and went on to study fiddle with Seamus Connelly, Liz Carroll, Liz Kane, and Oisin Mac Diarmada. She has won national competitions for both fiddle and voice, which took her to Ireland for world competitions and led to further studies in singing with Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh. Recently, Rosie has been performing and recording with local (Cincinnati) band, The Graveblankets and will be releasing a new CD with them this December. This September, Rosie also performed in New York City with singer Teddy Thompson (son of legendary guitarist, Richard Thompson). Rosie's playing combines lyricism with dexterity and her voice is captivatingly beautiful. This unlikely duo isn't really a coincidence at all. Kevin and Rosie's dad, Steve (who has brought British folk, folk rock, and Celtic music to Cincinnati for 3 decades), have been friends since the early eighties, having met in England during the formation of folk super-group 'Whippersnapper'. Having performed in Cincinnati many times, he has known Rosie (now 18) since her early childhood and followed her progress on fiddle and, more recently, as a singer. Rosie and Kevin have played on various tours in Europe where they also headlined their own shows. Rosie and Kevin played two shows in , Austria before recording their second album, "Between the Distance" in the UK & USA in 2011. In the USA Rosie has accompanied and sung with many legendary UK folk names on stage such as Richard & Teddy Thompson. Kevin and Rosie are supported by Kelly Oliver - returning to TwickFolk after supporting Sunjay Brayne in March. Kelly is a folk singer/songwriter, guitarist and harmonicist, influenced mainly by acoustic music and traditional Irish folk music. After graduating from Royal Holloway University of London, working for a year, and then travelling around Europe, Argentina and Brazil, she decided in April 2013 to pursue her enjoyment in music. She began by playing gigs in Stevenage and Walkern, and then she expanded to playing gigs in Camden, Kilburn and Chelsea's King's Road in London. She started to teach herself the harmonica in April in order to provide an extra accompaniment to her music, and has featured it in her own songs, and also in the traditional folk songs that she plays. This led to Kelly securing harmonica sponsorship with the leading international brand Hohner. Hohner, via Sutherland Trading will now be the sole suppliers of Kelly's harmonicas, which she will use when playing live and in the studio.

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Tom Lewis At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub Doors open around 7:30 pm

Former submariner Tom covers a wide range of nautical topics, from life on board H.M. ships, through the loneliness and lure of the sea, to traditional shanties and classic nautical poetry, set to his own, and others' melodies. Often accompanying himself with button accordion or ukulele, a Tom Lewis gig is less like a concert and more like a rowdy party with lots of singing. 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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Shelby Earl

on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 at High Wycombe Secret venue 6PM START /DOORS 5PM

Shelby is touring Europe to promote her latest release SWIFT ARROWS produced by fellow seattle songwriter DAMIEN JURADO.

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Beverly Smith And John Grimm

on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes Doors 7:30pm On stage 8:00pm Finish 10:15pm

John Grimm and Beverly Smith live in the mountains of North Georgia in the beautiful little town of Dahlonega, in Lumpkin County. For the past 25 years, John has owned and operated the towns music store, Vintage Music, home to a unique assortment of instruments and a gathering place for local musicians. Since 2010 John and Beverly have been performing together at festivals, concerts, workshops and dances across the country and abroad. Their performances feature traditional country duets and a sprinkling of newer pieces. They choose their songs well, and clearly have spent a great deal of time searching through the archives of rural american folk music. Their traditional songs and tunes reveal a deep familiarity with and great love for the genre. From haunting archaic banjo and fiddle tunes to raucus hillbilly singing they display an ease that sounds nothing but genuine. John Grimm is an award winning fiddler and multi-instrumentalist who has played with many old time bands such as The Georgia Mudcats, The Georgia Potlickers, and Rural Radio Company. He was a recent recipient of the Dr. Gene Wiggins Award in recognition of long and significant contributions to traditional music in N. Georgia. Dr. Wiggins was the author of the book "Fiddling Georgia Crazy" the definitive book on fiddler John Carson. John played the role of John Carson in the PBS film "The People vs. Leo Frank" and has appeared in the Atlanta production of "The Cotton Patch Gospel". In addition to his old time performances he teaches fiddle with the highly successful "Pick & Bow" after school program, and has played with The Indigo Girls, Jonathan Byrd, Shawn Mullins, Rising Appalachia, The Little Country Giants, Pauline Scanlon and others. One of the most respected guitar players in old time music today, Beverly Smith is also in demand as a singer, fiddler, and dance caller. Besides her three highly praised recordings of early country duets with mandolinist Carl Jones, her guitar playing has been featured on recordings of fiddlers Bruce Molsky, Rafe Stefanini, Tara Nevins and Brad Leftwich, and her singing with Mick Moloney, John Doyle, Laurie Lewis and others. Along with June Drucker, Rose Sinclair and Tara Nevins, she was a founding member of The Heartbeats Rhythm Quartet. She has taught guitar, fiddle and dance at music camps including Ashokan Southern Week, Augusta Heritage, Swannanoa Gathering, Blue Ridge Old-Time Music Week, Festival of American Fiddle Tunes and Summer Acoustic Music Week as well as Sore Fingers UK; Haapavesi, Finland; and La Fuente del Musica in Spain. She has been a featured guest on A Prairie Home Companion, ETown, Mountain Stage and Voice of America, has toured extensively in both the US and the UK, and has played concert halls and festivals all over Europe, Canada and the US. Her guitar playing was featured in the October 2000 issue of Acoustic Guitar Magazine. Besides her duo with John Grimm, Beverly currently plays and tours with Alice Gerrard, the indisputable Queen of Old Time Music.

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Cortes

on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 at Leeds Oporto 7.30pm - late

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Button Accordion-beginners & Improvers 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

Button Accordion -Beginners. Some instruments may be available for hire.

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Button Accordion-intermediate 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Button Accordion-Intermediate level.

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Button Accordion-advanced 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 8:00pm

Button Accordion-Advanced level

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Traditional Guitar Accompaniment-beginners 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:30pm

Guitar accompaniment in DADGAD and standard tuning.

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Traditional Guitar Accompaniment-intermediate 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:30pm

Guitar accompaniment in DADGAD and standard tuning.

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Tin Whistle-beginners 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

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

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Tin Whistle-lower Intermediate 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

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

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Tin Whistle-upper Intermediate 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

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

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Tin Whistle-advanced 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 8:00pm

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

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Concertina-all Levels 1 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

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

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Concertina- All Levels 2 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

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

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Concertina-all Levels 3 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

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

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Flute-beginners 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Beginner's Irish Flute with Davy Maguire

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Flute-advanced 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 8:00pm

Advanced Flute class with Davy Maguire

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Banjo/mandolin-beginners 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 5:00pm

Irish Tenor Banjo and Mandolin Class-Beginners

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Banjo/mandolin-lower Intermediate 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

Irish Tenor Banjo and Mandolin Class-Lower Intermediate

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Banjo/mandolin-upper Intermediate 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

Irish Tenor Banjo and Mandolin Class-Upper Intermediate

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Banjo/mandolin-advanced 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Irish Tenor Banjo and Mandolin Class-Advanced

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BodhrÁn-beginners 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Introduction to the Bodhrán, or Irish drum with Gavin O'Connor

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BodhrÁn-intermediate 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 8:00pm

Intermediate Bodhrán with Gavin O'Connor

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BodhrÁn-advanced 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 9:00pm

Advanced Bodhrán with Gavin O'Connor

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Traditional Singing-all Levels 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

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

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Flute-intermediate 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Intermediate-level Irish traditional flute with Davy Maguire

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Fiddle-beginners 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:30pm

Beginner's level Irish Traditional Fiddle with Kevin McCullagh

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Fiddle-lower Intermediate 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

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

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Fiddle-upper Intermediate 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:30pm

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

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Fiddle-advanced 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Advanced Irish Fiddle with Conor Caldwell

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Uilleann Pipes-beginners 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:30pm

Beginner's Uilleann Pipe Class with Tom Clarke

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Uilleann Pipes-intermediate/advanced 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 8:30pm

Intermediate Level Uilleann Pipes Class with Tom Clarke

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Harp-beginners 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 10:00am

Beginners Harp with Jenny McBride

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Harp-intermediate 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 11:00am

Intermediate Harp with Jenny McBride

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Harp-advanced 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 12:00pm

Advanced Harp with Jenny McBride

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Danny & The Champions Of The World

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Northampton The Looking Glass Theatre from 8pm

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Nigel Stonier

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

If you've enjoyed the music of Thea Gilmore, Fairport Convention, Lindisfarne, The Waterboys or Martha Wainwright you've probably already been listening to Nigel Stonier. As a much in-demand producer/songwriter Stonier has worked with all the above in recent years. He co-wrote Thea Gilmore's hit "London" which was heavily used by BBC TV for their coverage of the 2012 Olympics, and produced her recent top 40 album "Regardless". He is also an acclaimed singer/songwriter in his own right and has just released his new album "Built For Storms". It has been featured regularly on BBC Radio 2... indeed legendary DJ Bob Harris described it as "absolutely beautiful" and called the track "I Hope I Always" a contender for the best song of 2014. Nigel is a virtuoso acoustic guitarist and piano player, a brilliant lyricist and affecting vocalist; he is also known as a witty, spontaneous live performer and a great raconteur. His songwriting was described by the iconic novelist Neil Gaiman as "excellent ... quirky and literate in all the right ways". www.NigelStonier.com

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Salt House

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music starts 8:30pm

Acoustic four-piece Salt House is the meeting of four distinct musical minds on the Scottish scene. Their highly current sound is earthy, deep-rooted, yet eagerly progressive, built from grassroots folk with contemporary influences. 2013 saw the release of their debut 'Lay Your Dark Low' described as the multifaceted work of a significant new collective (The Herald). Boasting previous winners of BBC Young Folk Awards, a Scottish Jazz Award and many titles at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards, they now join together to make a seamless team (The Guardian). Their reworking of old ballads sits alongside their own writing and the instrumental section wraps Siobhan Miller's striking, distinctively Scottish voice in a myriad of musical colour and textures.

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Honey Ryder

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at London Surya Doors 7:30pm

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Billy Walton Band

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors at 8pm. Music starts at 8.30 ends at 11pm

Billy Walton's talents are no secret among everyone in the Jersey shore music scene and with the founding of the Billy Walton Band his reputation has grown far beyond the Garden State. The Billy Walton Band's sound is a combination of hard blues reminiscent of Hendrix, Clapton and Vaughn mixed with a healthy dose of Warren Hayes and Derrick Trucks. Live, Walton has always been an explosive performer with jaw dropping talent and with the addition of bassist William Paris, Richie Taz on sax, and drummer Johnny D'Angelo the Billy Walton band churns out a singular brand of funky blues that has deep roots in both the jam band musical tradition as well as the Jersey shore Walton has cut his teeth on. Walton's connection to his heroes is not just through his record collection. Over the years he has developed a close friendship with Roger Mayer, the wellknown British guitar effects guru whose devices have played such a pivotal part in rock'n'roll for nearly every major player since Hendrix.

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Martin Simpson

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Chesham Folk Club 8:30pm - 11:00pm. Doors open at 8:15pm

Put simply Martin Simpson is one of the finest guitarists and songwriters of his generation. He has matured into a warm engaging and exciting performer who never fails to deliver. His music encompasses English and American traditions, his own songs are always thought provoking and at best beautiful and emotional. 100 tickets only, in the big hall.

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Simon Mcbride

on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 at Edinburgh The Voodoo Rooms 7PM

Tuesday 21 October Edinburgh Blues Club present Simon McBride + Support Predicted to be the next Irish guitar hero in the footsteps of Rory Gallagher and Gary Moore, Simon McBride has undeniable guitar artistry combined with a fine voice and a real knack for creating memorable hooks and great melodies. His latest CD Crossing The Line is a fiery amalgam of guitar skills, songcraft and character-soaked vocals. Recorded in Northern Ireland and The USA, mixing of the album was placed in the experienced hands of New York-based Peter Denenberg, the veteran producer and engineer whose CV takes in everyone from Deep Purple to the Spin Doctors and Robert Cray. Industry critics reckon this is the album that truly delivers on McBride's potential. And what potential. Rewind to the early-'90s, and you didn't have to squint to spot future greatness in the unassuming kid from Belfast, who picked up his first guitar at ten and eschewed formal lessons to bend his fingers around the music of the guitsar legends of the day. Aged 15, Simon won Guitarist's hotly-contested Young Guitarist of the Year competition in a Wembley Conference Centre showdown, and at 16, he turned pro, leaving education behind to tour the world as a hired gun in projects that ranged from metal with Sweet Savage, to R&B and soul with ex-Commitments vocalist Andrew Strong. Even by the lofty standards of Northern Ireland, where drinkers still raise a toast to the audacious talent of the late Rory Gallagher and Gary Moore, this young maestro's name was soon starting to be dropped in the same reverential breath. Certainly, Simon is a fan, and the energy and aggression of his live show recalls those much-missed Irish masters, but when he released his debut album Rich Man Falling in 2008, it was clear this musician was nobody's heir, but rather his own artist. This is the sound of a world-class talent. http://www.simonmcbride.net Main Street Blues Band are one of the top Blues bands to come out of Scotland in the last 5 years. Originating from Edinburgh, the band brings together a very powerful mix of up-tempo electric blues material, mixed with a great range of Rhythm and Blues numbers that make their show highly entertaining. The band has been performing around the Scottish and North of England Blues circuit for over 5 years and have a great reputation for putting on a very energetic live show and have an excellent reputation throughout the blues circuit. The band is headed up with Derek Smith and can be seen performing at theatres and larger music venues and festivals around Scotland. http://mainstreetblues.wix.com/html_mainstreetblues From 7.15pm in The Ballroom. Available through membership of the Edinburgh Blues Club at £10 per month, join at http://www.edinburgh-blues.co.uk http://www.wegottickets.com/edinburghbluesclub On the door price £15.00

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Cocos Lovers

on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 at Leeds Oporto 8pm - 11pm

Tuesday 21st October

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Time Let Me Play

on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7.30pm Doors / 8pm Show

Brave and compelling songs from the poetry of Dylan Thomas. Composed and Performed by Keith James. A dynamic and emotional collection of Dylan's most cherished poems meticulously set to music by one of this country's most singular and critically acclaimed performers. A synthesis and re-imagining of this precious body of work. Realising its beauty, anger, shame and humility. Words from where the very core of human spirit lives. Do not go gentle into that goodnight, Clown in the moon, In the beginning, Fern Hill, A process in the weather of the heart, Especially when the October wind.. Keith James, well known for his emotive performances and his unrelenting passion for compelling prose to be at the forefront of his music. This is a concert of Dylan's honest and binding poems, set into song and embarking on a new journey. Also included are Keith's unique and passionate settings of Poems by Pablo Neruda, William Blake, Federico Garcia Lorca, Isabel Allende and Leonard Cohen. Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear (The Independent) Amongst the best of innovative re-imaginings of the writer's work (The Telegraph) Musicians brave enough to make the music they really believe in. Keith James is one of these (Bob Harris BBC Radio) www.timeletmeplay.co.uk www.keith-james.com

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Beverly Smith & John Grimm

on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 at Lewes Elephant and Castle Doors 7:30pm, concert starts 8pm

Beverly and John are deeply experienced custodians and performers of this most authentic of American folk genres. Their traditional songs and tunes reveal a profound ability to articulate archaic music in a way that is both respectful to its roots and original at the same time.

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The Shee

on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath Doors 7.15pm, start 7.45pm

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Artisan Row

on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Celebrating the timeless melodic beauty and strength of traditional Irish music and more, Artisan Row is a new band that brings together four well-known figures from London's traditional Irish and folk music scene. The quartet explores the full range of traditional tunes and songs - from effervescent reels and Bulgarian horos to quietly dramatic hornpipes and haunting ballads - using its rich textural palette to set the tunes in striking and ear-catching ways. A native of Derry City, guitarist and singer Conor Doherty performs hand-picked traditional and contemporary folk songs, newly arranged, from England, Ireland, Scotland and America. Citing influences that range from Tony Rose and Dick Gaughan to Crosby, Stills and Nash, and Joni Mitchell, Conor has performed extensively in the UK and Ireland. His much awaited debut album, The Tender and the Savage, will be independently released in 2014. Hailing from Listowel, Co. Kerry, sax and flute player Elma McElligott gained her music degree at University College Cork, where she developed her love of traditional Irish music under the guidance of Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin and Mel Mercier. In addition to touring with the famous Moynihan family from Cork City; Elma has performed with The London Lasses for the past six years and featured on their most recent recording, By Night & By Day. Described as an 'incredibly capable pianist' by Time Out, Liverpool-born Pete Quinn's performing experience runs the gamut from John Cage at the Barbican to jazz fusion at Ronnie Scott's to traditional Irish music at the BBC Proms. Formerly with The London Lasses, Pete has performed with some of the greats of traditional Irish music including Brendan McGlinchey, Colm O'Donnell and Bryan Rooney. He has guested on several recordings, including albums by Sean Casey, Peter McAlinden, Mick Mulvey and Karen Ryan. A musician, teacher and promoter, multi-instrumentalist Karen Ryan (banjo, mandola, fiddle, whistle) lives and breathes traditional Irish music. Born in London to Galway and Mayo parents, Karen is a founder member of the renowned traditional Irish six-piece, The London Lasses, with whom she has recorded four acclaimed albums and performed throughout the UK, Ireland and the US. She is also Director of the Return to Camden Town festival, a key date in the Irish music calendar. Karen's solo debut, The Coast Road, was released on the Cló Iar- Chonnacht label in 2012. fRoots magazine called it 'an absolute gem...a remarkably coherent and convincing album'.

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The Old Dance School

on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 at Leicester The Musician Doors 8.00pm

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Hafdis Huld

on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Hafdis Huld was born in Reykjavik, Iceland. She was a former member of Gus Gus and erstwhile collaborator with electro-outfit FC Kahuna and Tricky. Her debut soloalbum, 'Dirty Paper Cup' won Best Pop Album at the 2007 Icelandic Music awards and featured songs co-written with Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys), Pascal Gabriel, Boo Hewerdine (Natalie Imbruglia, Eddi Reader) and Chris Corner (Sneaker Pimps). The album received considerable acclaim from the world's music press and brought her to the attention of national radio in the UK. Her second album, 'Synchronised Swimmers' was released in 2010 and licensed to independent labels across Europe and the USA. Produced by French Grammy award winning producer Calum MacColl and Alisdair Wright, the album gave Hafdis three Icelandic number one singles and raised her profile worldwide. Hafdis has played venues and festivals across the UK and Europe, taking in Glastonbury, The Secret Garden Festival, The Big Chill and Camden Crawl in the UK, Hultsfred in Sweden, Airwaves in Iceland, Spot Festival in Denmark, Les Femmes S'en Melent and Europavox in France and The Midnight Sun Festival in the Czech Republic and has supported major pop acts such as Paolo Nutini and Mika. In between writing and performing, her recordings have been used for several TV ad campaigns and she appeared in a viral video campaign for Reyka Vodka. She was also a featured vocalist on Tricky's 'Knowle West Boy'.

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The Sadies

on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 at London The Borderline 7:00PM

The Sadies bring their signature blend of country, psychedelic, rock and surf into rifle-scope focus on Internal Sounds, further underscoring their reputations as musicians' musicians. Always at the top of the list when discussing musical chops and live intensity, The Sadies are now more intent than ever on making their mark as songwriters. In one turn as heavy as a sledge, and on the other flitting across melodies with the ease of so many sparrows, The Sadies prove once again that denying them now is simply prolonging your conversion. So go on, pull up that screeching wooden chair that bows with your weight. Slide it up next to the turntable and drop the needle, The Sadies are a sure thing...tomorrow isn't. www.thesadies.com www.myspace.com/thesadies www.facebook.com/thesadies www.twitter.com/thesadies www.youtube.com/thesadiesmusic Internal Sounds, the anticipated new album from The Sadies, will be released Sept. 17. In advance of the release, the new song Another Tomorrow Again, which American Songwriter describes as the perfect teaser for the album, can be heard here via americansongwriter.com and in the player below. Additionally, fans can also listen in to the album's lead track, The First 5 Minutes below. Recorded in Toronto, the 11-track album was produced by The Sadies' Dallas Good (guitars, organ, vocals) and mixed by Peter J. Moore. In addition to Good, the album features band members Travis Good (guitars, fiddle, vocals), Sean Dean (bass) and Mike Belitsky (drums). Of the experience, Dallas comments, There was a conscious effort to deliver a finished product that wouldn't suffer from a deadline or budget. We recorded this record over a span of a year, in session for 20-plus days. By the end, we'd spent every dime we had and used up every favor. There is usually a sense of immediacy to our records, maybe because we make a lot of them. I didn't want that this time. Formed in Toronto in 1994, the band has released 16 studio albums, including 2010's Darker Circles, which the A.V. Club describes as, full of strong melodies, beautiful guitars, and the ghosts of a unsettled past and which Under The Radar praises as, twangingly irresistible guitar interplay. Additional recordings include Precious Moments (1998), Pure Diamond Gold(1999), Tremendous Efforts (2001), Stories Often Told (2002), Favourite Colours (2004), In Concert Volume One (2006), Tales of the Rat Fink (2006) and New Seasons (2007). They have also released two albums with Andre Williams (1999's Red Dirt and 2012's Night and Day), an album with Jon Langford (2003's Mayors of the Moon), an album with Neko Case (2004's The Tigers Have Spoken) and an album with John Doe (2009's Country Club). Country Club went on to chart on Billboard's U.S. Country and Indie charts and reached #10 on the U.S. Heatseekers chart.

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Cocos Lovers

on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 at Huddersfield Bar 1:22 8pm

Operating well beyond the remit of alt-folk, Cocos Lovers (pronounced Co-Coss) are a distinctive musical force, seamlessly channelling influences from Africa, the US Deep South and several other real and imagined corners of the globe, while staying ever faithful to their Kentish roots. Hailing from the small but musically rich town of Deal, they are a close-knit 7-piece band of family, friends and former au pairs. Their music swells with powerful choir-like harmonies and glorious widescreen melodies, and they've earned a reputation for fantastic live performances with an ever-changing instrumental line-up of mandolin, banjo, acoustic and electric guitars, harmonica, violin, musical saw, flute and a unique blend of drums and percussion. Their debut album, Johannes, was conceived in 2008 when the newly-formed group quit their regular jobs and ventured out on an odyssey around Europe. They busked the streets of countless towns, worked on farms, stayed in squats and communes and wrote music inspired by their experiences. Johannes was released through the band's own co-operative; Smugglers Records, in spring 2010, winning For Folk's Sake's album of the year poll and much critical acclaim: Smugglers Records has gone on to release 15 records, put on hundreds of music nights across the Southeast and established its own sell-out Smugglers Festival in Kent. It was here, camping out in the festival's absinthe bar amidst a 'christmas tree forest', where Cocos Lovers hid themselves away during the summer of 2012 to write their third album Gold or Dust; taking time off to build stages and compost loos ready for the festival. Once the summer was over the band began working with producer Joel Magill (Syd Arthur, Dawn Chorus Recording Company) and set about recording the new album at Wicker Studios, home of Kate Bushes early records. Gold or Dust explores the apocalyptic destiny of our existence and drifts through folk, world, classical and psychedelic influences. 'Kent Coast Folk with an African Twist' The Independent 'Lively and incredibly infectious' ... 'Full of spiraling songs to be danced to in a field or enjoyed at home for their life and unassumingly poetic lyrics.' Maverick 'A thing of beauty.... Far from being a traditional folk record, Johannes is a multicultural affair, taking in musical styles from all around the world. And it is all the richer for this fact.' BBC Kent 'Sweet music indeed.' Rock'n'Reel 'In Elephant Lands Cocos Lovers have shown diversity and composure, eloquence and emotion in abundance. They have managed to build on the successes of the first album and deliver a more mature, considered and assured album of remarkable complexity.' contactmusic 'They are wonderful. *****' Maverick Cocos Lovers have become big festival favourites with performances at Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival, Green Man Festival and Sidmouth Folk Week, amongst others. They've toured the UK and Europe to great acclaim, supported Mumford and Sons and Stealing Sheep, count Laura Marling and BBC6's Guy Garvey, Cerys Matthews and Tom Robinson amongst their fans, and have received further airplay on various American, European and Antipodean radio networks. The band were recently invited to perform a session and take part in an interview on BBC Radio 3.

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Roy Bailey's Birthday Bash

on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm doors Concert 8pm

The year wouldn't be complete without a Birthday concert for our Bright Phoebus, Elder Statesman! Roy Bailey is one of the international music scene's best loved performers and has been for many years. His collaborations over the years with the likes of John Kirkpatrick, Leon Rosselson, Martin Carthy and many more are much loved by many and his solo concerts are always heart-warming and thought provoking. They're also very funny! Tony Benn described him as "the finest Socialist folk singer of his generation" and his many years performing with Tony in their collaborative project 'The Writing On The Wall' forged a long term friendship and mutual respect. Recently Roy appeared with Billy Bragg at the Hay On Wye Festival in a special performance of 'The Writing On The Wall', in memory of Tony and took the festival by storm. With sterling support from a fabulous MC - as yet to be announced - we know this will be another brilliant birthday concert. Hope you can join us?

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Roy Bailey's Birthday Bash

on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm doors Concert 8pm

The year wouldn't be complete without a Birthday concert for our Bright Phoebus, Elder Statesman! Roy Bailey is one of the international music scene's best loved performers and has been for many years. His collaborations over the years with the likes of John Kirkpatrick, Leon Rosselson, Martin Carthy and many more are much loved by many and his solo concerts are always heart-warming and thought provoking. They're also very funny! Tony Benn described him as "the finest Socialist folk singer of his generation" and his many years performing with Tony in their collaborative project 'The Writing On The Wall' forged a long term friendship and mutual respect. Recently Roy appeared with Billy Bragg at the Hay On Wye Festival in a special performance of 'The Writing On The Wall', in memory of Tony and took the festival by storm. With sterling support from a fabulous MC - as yet to be announced - we know this will be another brilliant birthday concert. Hope you can join us?

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Skinny Lister

on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 at Manchester Night & Day Cafe 7.30pm

Skinny Lister are excited to announce their Five Cities Tour 2014. This October the folk band that is Skinny Lister will bring their incredible live show to Manchester, Bristol, Leicester, London and Brighton, and will exclusively play their forthcoming new album in full for the first time ever. The band's new album will be released in 2015, making this one-off extravaganza tour a must-go-to event. In the past twelve months, Skinny Lister have toured the world wielding their flagon across the States supporting Dropkick Murphys and joining The Levellers and Boy George on tour back in the UK. After last year's successful mainstage Coachella performance, the band returned for further US festival action, stirring up more rum-fuelled fun at this year's prestigious Bonnaroo and Summerfest festivals. The group then hot-footed it back to the UK to rock the Avalon stage at Glastonbury, the main stage at Wickerman Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, BoomTown Festival and Beautiful Days, making Skinny Lister one of the most exciting and popular live bands on the planet.

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Whiskey Moon Face At The Penrith Players

on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 at Penrith Playhouse 7.30 Pm

Music starts at 8 and ends around 11pm

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Whiskey Moon Face At The Penrith Players

on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 at Penrith Playhouse 7.30 Pm

Music starts at 8 and ends around 11pm

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The Local Presents Mirel Wagner

on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 at London St Pancras Old Church 7:30pm

Mirel Wagner Mirel Wagner is singer/songwriter, born in Ethiopia and raised in Espoo, Finland. Since age 16 she's writing gloomy Blues and Folk songs, stripped down to the bone. It's just about her airy but rough voice and a minimalistic guitar picking. Avoiding theatralic gestures effortlessly her music has a unique intensity and emotional weight. (...more info here) Bone Voyage is happy to announce European release of Vinyl and CD starting October 21. 2011 (for UK 23.01. 2012 and in North America through Friendly Fire, since March 2012). Ask from your favourite record store. Also out now: "No Death" Single on itunes (from itunes UK, France and Germany it's available as a bundle including the videoclip). Album download from our page. Limited vinyl from our Boneshop Pitchfork review update: End of 2013 Mirel Wagner recorded new songs for a sophomore abum. This gonna be released August 2014, this tiime worldwide through Sub Pop Records. "...Townes Van Zandt once said that there are two types of music. 'The blues and zip-a-dee-doo-dah'. This falls into the blues category and a graveyard full of black metal guitarists couldn't create anything half as heavy and raw as Mirel Wagner's self-titled debut album. ...In overall, this rugged, sad & beautiful blues/folk album is simply amazing. It is able to travel into such deep and muddy waters that sometimes I can just barely see the surface, but I'm still fairly confident that these songs are more likely to heal me than drown me." (One Chord to Another) "...Mirel Wagner is the real deal, an innovator among imitators. In a genre ridden with cliches she cuts through with the sheer the power of her lyrics and intricately fingerpicked guitar. And that voice.When I first heard her perform at an open mic night in Helsinki a few years back, it was THAT voice that blew me away. Deep and dark, it is the antithesis of how a young woman in her early twenties should sound. It has those world-weary and resigned tones that make Billie Holiday and Leonard Cohen so appealing. It sounds like the truth...." (Jean Ramsay/Rumba) ".. In her words and her sound you can see a landscape lit by full-moonlight, fog swirling about like ghosts dancing a slow waltz, stately old trees hanging heavy with Spanish moss. You sense an eerie otherworldliness in the atmosphere she weaves, and you can't tear your ears away from that voice and that melody. She has created something that you rarely or never hear these days. On the banks of the Mississippi Delta in the 1920s it might have been common. But the thing is, Mirel Wagner is here now, in the second decade of the 2000s, and she's from Finland." (Spydersden) "...really beautiful recordings and songs..." (Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth on Vampire Blues)

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Mike Silver

on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

Mike has been a leading English singer-songwriter ever since the 1970s. His eloquent songs speak of longing, love and loss, with haunting melodies and heart-stopping lyrics. He is a consummate guitarist, is blessed with a full, crystal clear voice, and excels as a stage performer, making audience involvement into an art form.

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Mike Silver

on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

Mike has been a leading English singer-songwriter ever since the 1970s. His eloquent songs speak of longing, love and loss, with haunting melodies and heart-stopping lyrics. He is a consummate guitarist, is blessed with a full, crystal clear voice, and excels as a stage performer, making audience involvement into an art form.

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Crh Music Presents The Sadies

on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 at Bristol The Tunnels Doors at 7.30pm

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Vula Viel

on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vula Viel means Good is Good in Dagaare, the language of the tribe in Upper West Ghana where Bex Burch lived and played music for 3 years. Now Bex has formed a new group with some of London's finest players: Jim Hart, Dan Nicholls, Tom Challenger, George Crowley, Dave Smith, Simon Roth, Dave De Rose and Stephen Burke. The band is based around the Gyil, which is a Dagaare xylophone made of sacred lliga wood and buzzing gourd resonators. They bring the powerful ancient Dagaare music to an original and exciting Western sound. This is not a generic, simplified African sound. Each note is 'Good' and when every note has that intention, the outcome is Great. http://bexburch.wordpress.com/tag/vula-viel/

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 at Exeter Starz Bar Doors open 7.30pm Start time 8.15pm

DOORS OPEN 7.30PM START TIME 8.15PM 2013 BBC Radio Folk Awards 'Best Duo' - Nomination 2012 UK Songwriting Contest, Acoustic/Folk category - WINNER ('Doctor James') 2012 Fatea Awards 'Song of The Year' - WINNER ('Doctor James') 2012 fRoots Critics Poll, Album of the Year - Runner Up Twice-nominated at BBC Folk Awards, contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding lap-tapping guitar, fiery fiddle and their trademark harmonies, creating a powerful wall of sound. Their third album The Innocent Left, recorded in London with producer Julian Simmons (Guillemots, Ed Sheeran, Albert Lee), explores many and varied topics but remains consistently bound by Gilmore & Roberts' passion for stories. From the steady groove of the intriguing 'Doctor James' to the relentless pounding of 'Scarecrow', and 'Silver Screen's wistful introspection, the album encompasses elements of folk, bluegrass and rock while maintaining the Yorkshire-based pair's own distinctive stylings, assisted by several carefully chosen guest musicians. Ben Nicholls (Seth Lakeman band) on double bass and Tom Chapman (Urban Folk Quartet) on cajon and drums comprise the rhythm section across the album, backed up by piano from Will Foster (The Fratellis). Prodigious Georgia-based band Larkin Poe (sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell) guest on several tracks, featuring heavily on the slow-burning 'Shuffle & Deal'. Katriona Gilmore (The Albion Band) and Jamie Roberts (Kerfuffle) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and have released three albums together since 2008. All three albums received much critical acclaim, leading to a Horizon Award nomination at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and a tour supporting Fairport Convention. The Innocent Left has delivered a fresh haul of accolades, including a 'Best Duo' nomination at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, a 'Song of the Year' FATEA Award and first prize in the Acoustic/Folk category of the UK Songwriting Contest.

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Tim Laycock

on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 at Dorchester Shire Hall (Old Crown Court) 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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Tim Laycock

on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 at Dorchester Shire Hall (Old Crown Court) 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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Dead Belgian

on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm Seated show CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Dead Belgian

on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm Seated show CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Bridie Jackson & The Arbour

on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 at London Surya Doors 7:30pm

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Ed Prosek

on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop Doors at 7pm

Californian folk star Ed Prosek tours the UK and stops off at The Big Comfy Bookshop for the first ever Big Comfy Sessions gig. With support from rising UK folk musician Dan Wilde. Doors 7.00pm Dan Wilde 8.00pm Ed Prosek 9.00pm Bar til 11pm Www.edprosek.com Www.danwilde.net Www.bigcomfysessions.com

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The Local Presents .. French For Rabbits

on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 at London Harrisons Bar Doors - 7:45pm

Drawing influence from the wet, windblown landscapes of coastal New Zealand, French for Rabbits hail from the remote setting of Waikuku Beach, in NZ's South Island... While their warm instrumentation lends itself to pleasant comparisons with the Paisley West Coast dream pop of bands like Mazzy Star, French for Rabbits are infused with a cold, brooding gaze evident through carefully decaying beats and glacial guitars akin to Laura Marling or Daughter on opiates. Their NZ music award nominated EP Claimed by the Sea and associated PLAN remix saw the band garner UK radio play & international blog love. Over the past six months they've performed through Europe (including to Secret Garden Party, Wilderness Festival and The Great Escape). Their debut LP Spirits (Lefse Records) due for release in late October sees a lush widening of their eerie, yet comforting sound.

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Jez Lowe

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

http://www.jezlowe.com Tickets £15 in advance or £17 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact 0191 3841412 for further information. Mix of seating (limited) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We now have an drinks licence. Real ales,lagers wines. ciders and spirits will be served along with OCC Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course soft drinks. About Jez Jez Lowe has built an enviable reputation as a songwriter and performer in the world of acoustic music, and as a recognised musical ambassador for his native North East England, with more than a dozen albums and countless live performances around the world over the last twenty years. Among those who have recorded their own versions of Lowe's songs, are Fairport Convention, The Dubliners, The Tannahill Weavers, Cherish The Ladies, Gordon Bok, The McCalmans, The Black Brothers, Liam Clancy, Bob Fox and literally hundreds of others. Songs like BACK IN DURHAM GAOL, THE BERGEN, GREEK LIGHTNING and THESE COAL TOWN DAYS have generated scores of cover versions around the globe, and are now classics of their kind. He has performed at some of the most prestigious venues in the world, both solo and with the Bad Pennies, including the main stages at Edmonton Festival (Canada), Tonder Festival (Denmark), The Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian (US), Port Fairy and Byron Bay Festivals (Australia) and at concerts and festivals in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Ireland, Holland, Germany and Spain. In 2008, Jez was nominated as Folksinger of the Year in the BBC Folk awards, following the success of his album JACK COMMON'S ANTHEM the previous year. After a retrospective live collection, entitled NORTHERN ECHOES (winner of the Indie-Acoustic Award for Best Lyrics in 2009), last year's follow-up CD, entitled WOTCHEOR! has surpassed that success, and has become Jez's most popular album yet, spawning a series of special stage-shows and UK tours based on the themes of the album, to great acclaim. Back in 2006 Jez was one of the principle songwriters in the award-winning BBC series The Radio Ballads. The success in 2010 of another one-off programme has now inspired the BBC to commission a further six programmes for 2012, on the subject of The Olympic Games, and Jez is currently working on his contributions for this forthcoming series. In all, he has so far written almost forty songs over the last five years for the Radio Ballads series, many of which such as Taking On Men and The Miami have already become widely-sung folk classics, and Jez has developed a special concert performance that includes a varying selection of these songs, under the title of The Muse MacColl, referencing the instigator of the Radio Ballads format, Ewan MacColl. The Radio Ballads series, along with other much-acclaimed special commissions like The Darwin Project and All Along The Wall, has enabled Jez to expand his writing and performing styles greatly in recent years, without diverging from his own much admired and unique approach to his craft. 2012 saw him returning to the USA, following that year's festival tour of North America, as well as a further trip down-under to Australia and New Zealand, plus a mind-boggling series of solo shows, bad Pennies concerts, festivals, and special projects that keeps Jez Lowe one of the busiest and most in-demand performers on the current acoustic music scene.

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Cardboard Fox

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing Bar opens at 6.30 pm, doors at 7.30 pm

Mix the award winning Carrivick Sisters with a leading member of the Coal Porters and the thrice EFDSS Young Musician of the Year and what do you get Cardboard Fox, a band with a great pedigree and a sound to match. Cardboard Fox are hard to categorise but are something quite special. All four musicians have roots in bluegrass music but their collective influences reach much further and this shows in their music. Formed in late 2013, the band have known each other for much longer but have been waiting for the right opportunity to make it work. All that was needed was for everyone to be in the right place and Joe's moving from Norwich to Bath was the catalyst that allowed it to happen. This is a group of musicians who are very, very excited about what this line up can create and that's what makes this acoustic quartet so special. With a focus on original writing and re-imagined folk songs taken from a very different perspective, this band is not to be missed.

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Dave Burland

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Guildford Institute Doors 7:30pm; Music 8:00pm

Dave Burland was one of the great interpreters of English traditional folk song in the '60s and '70s alongside Carthy, Jones and Bellamy. Having retired from the folk scene he has recently be cited by a number of younger singers, including Kate Rusby, and has been enticed out to give the occasional performance. This is one of them. An evening in Dave's company is thoroughly enjoyable. He is a raconteur of enormous wit and the quality of his music is well, just read these quotes: Dave is a uniquely calm, gentle and clever singer who makes you feel it is all so amazingly simple. His apparently effortless guitar playing supplies the footing for the whole musical structure. He also has a deliciously wicked sense of humour! Nic Jones I grew up watching Carthy, Jones and Dave Burland, who is a beautiful guitar player, a great accompanist. Martin Simpson The excellent Mr Burland Richard Thompson NOTE: If you pay full price and decide, on the night, to join the club you will be given £1.00 reduction on membership.

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Dave Burland

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Guildford Institute Doors 7:30pm; Music 8:00pm

Dave Burland was one of the great interpreters of English traditional folk song in the '60s and '70s alongside Carthy, Jones and Bellamy. Having retired from the folk scene he has recently be cited by a number of younger singers, including Kate Rusby, and has been enticed out to give the occasional performance. This is one of them. An evening in Dave's company is thoroughly enjoyable. He is a raconteur of enormous wit and the quality of his music is well, just read these quotes: Dave is a uniquely calm, gentle and clever singer who makes you feel it is all so amazingly simple. His apparently effortless guitar playing supplies the footing for the whole musical structure. He also has a deliciously wicked sense of humour! Nic Jones I grew up watching Carthy, Jones and Dave Burland, who is a beautiful guitar player, a great accompanist. Martin Simpson The excellent Mr Burland Richard Thompson NOTE: If you pay full price and decide, on the night, to join the club you will be given £1.00 reduction on membership.

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Fran Mcgillivray Band

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fran McGillivray ( vocals, bass guitar & flute) and Mike Burke (acoustic, electric & resonator guitars, mandola, mandolin & vocals) Roger Nunn (drums and djembe) are an exciting and compelling trio with a strong following on the blues and roots music scene . Former members of Urban blues outfit So Long Angel, Fran, Mike and Roger have spent many years honing their craft and have developed a unique take on roots music and an amazing empathy on stage. They have performed at many major festivals in Europe and the UK including Rotterdam, Cambridge and Shrewsbury and are regulars on the club and concert circuit, and on BBC and local music radio shows. Fran and Mike's own vibrant and original songs are complemented by soulful, dynamic and powerful interpretations of songs from a broad range of genres from Americana through to Country and Blues. The Fran McGillivray band's live shows and recordings reflect this diversity and have been widely acclaimed by reviewers across the roots spectrum: "Splendid!" Paul Jones Radio 2 "Mighty good!" Maverick A new twist on old music. Rock 'n' Reel Beautifully delivered, a thoroughly enjoyable set Blues Matters Very impressive. Robin Denselow, The Guardian Fran at times sounds like a mix of Rory Block and Bonnie Raitt Blues in Britain Heartbreakingly poignant one minute, rousingly upbeat the next Colin Irwin, FRoots

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Brock Mcguire Band

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at London Kings Place 8pm

The Brock McGuire Band is a tight and tenacious four-piece recently voted 'Traditional Irish band of the decade' by Irish American News, playing predominantly Irish music as well as American Old Timey, Bluegrass, French-Canadian and more. Fronted by Moving Cloud founding members Paul Brock (accordion/melodeon) and Manus Maguire (fiddle), the band also features Garry O'Meara (banjo/ mandolin/ vocals) and Denis Carey (piano/composer/arranger). Their latest CD Green Grass Blue Grass was a collaboration with 14time Grammy Award Winner Ricky Skaggs. Dynamic new London Irish band, CrossHarbour, featuring 19-time All Ireland winner Órlaith McAuliffe (flute/whistle) fuses well-loved traditional tunes and songs with self-penned material and original arrangements. The Arts Desk said of their eponymous debut CD 'the quintet's musicianship is fabulously impressive'.

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Lola Colt

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm

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Liam Frost

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Salford First Chop Brewing Arm 7.30pm

Described by Elbow's Guy Garvey as 'the UK's answer to Bright Eyes' and heralded in some quarters of the British music press as a Mancunian Bruce Springsteen, singer-songwriter Liam Frost has developed, across two critically acclaimed solo albums, into a well-cherished artist whose distinctive voice, songwriting and sincerity really set him apart. Following his recent Tokolosh collaboration with members of The Earlies and The Whip, Liam returns for these special performances showcasing songs from The Wild Places EP and his as yet untitled third album. First Chop Brewing Arm is an industrial brewing unit situated in a railway arch off Trinity Way, a 10-minute walk from Deansgate. The brewery is fully licensed and will be offering a selection of its own ales on the night, as well as other refreshments.

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Les Freres Smith - Afrobeat Spectacular

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Walmer The Lighthouse Doors 7pm // Music 8:30pm

Les Freres Smith is a 12 piece afrobeat / afrofunk / ethiojazz / globalgroove orchestra from Paris, France. Refusing all kinds of contractual supervision promising colonial looting of their music, Les Freres Smith have handled their business themselves, violently stucking their knives on the desk of filthy producers and doing confettis of these paper chains made to hold them up. Self-managed, self-produced, self-financed. Contreband Mentality! The first album, Contreband Mentality, produced by les Freres Smith themselves with support and precious help by mythical afrobeat label Comet Records led by Eric Trosset, featuring the great Tony Allen and the crazy guitarist minister Oghene Kologbo from Fela's Africa 70, was mixed by afrobeat specialist Loik Dury (Kraked Records), and mastered by experienced producer Grant Phabao (Timec). - Habibi Smith: drums - SubbaH Smith: bass - Martin 'Elvis Martinez' Smith: guitar - Fabien Smith: guitar - Manu Mani Smith: keys - Alfwèdo Smith: percussions - Dam's Smith: percussions - Fabolous Fab Smith: tenor sax - Nico Sake Smith: baryton sax - Reno Smith: alto sax, flute - Roulios Smith: trumpet - Prosper Smith: vocals - Swala Emati Smith: shekere / vocals Not to be missed! Getting your tickets early is highly recommended.

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Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin With The Guilty Ones

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at London Islington Assembly Hall 7:00PM

New Album Common Ground out now: Dave Alvin + Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy ====== It took a near-death experience to reunite Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin, the California brothers at the heart of "roots heroes" (Rolling Stone) The Blasters. "Phil died and was brought back to life over in Spain," Dave says of his brother's 2012 health scare. "That was a real wakeup call to me. We hadn't made a full album together since 1985, but as you get older, you realize you're not immortal and you've only got so much time." It only made sense, then, that for their first record together in three decades, the Alvin brothers would go back to where it all started and pay tribute to one of their original shared musical heroes: Big Bill Broonzy. "I first remember seeing Big Bill's picture on an album cover that I bought when I was 14 or 15," says Phil. "I didn't really know who he was and came home and played it and was overwhelmed by him." "We're brothers, we argue sometimes," Dave adds with a laugh, "but one thing we never argue about is Big Bill Broonzy. I remember the day Phil brought the record home, it was one of those childhood memories like you're graduating grammar school or stealing your first Playboy. For me, Big Bill is in that elite company of Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson, people like that. Like the Alvins', Broonzy's career lasted more than 30 years and spanned several stylistic incarnations, all of which the brothers sought to capture on 'Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy.' "He played both country blues and ragtime blues picking, and then in the late 1930's and 40's he was one of the inventors of the Chicago blues sound," explains Dave. "And then in the late 40's until his death, he was the guy that brought blues and American folk music to Europe. He was the first guy to go over there and blaze the trail. That the Alvin brothers feel such a kinship with a trailblazer like Broonzy is little surprise. The Blasters emerged to international fame in the early 1980's, blending American roots and blues with searing punk energy to critical acclaim. Rolling Stone hailed their "bright, raw playing, terrific taste and...[Phil's] full- bodied vocals," while in the Village Voice, Robert Christgau wrote that Dave was "a major songwriter, one with John Fogerty's bead on the wound-tight good times of America's tough white underbelly." The band performed with everyone from X and Black Flag to The Cramps and Queen, and even gave early breaks to Los Lobos and Dwight Yoakam by inviting them on the road as openers. As AllMusic puts it, "it's practically impossible to imagine the roots rock scene of the '80s and onward existing without [The Blasters] as a roadmap. The brothers went their separate ways in 1986, when Dave left the band to pursue a solo career. After decades apart musically, they reunited briefly to record songs for the 2013 soundtrack to "The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," a musical written by Stephen King and John Mellencamp featuring performances by Elvis Costello, Taj Mahal, and Kris Kistofferson among others, and produced by T Bone Burnett. "We rehearsed at David's house a few times for that," remembers Phil, "and that was a good step in bringing us back together." Once inspiration struck for the Big Bill Broonzy project, all it took was a phone call from Dave, and Phil was onboard and ready to head into the studio for their first album together in three decades. "We used this old Foley studio from the 30's that had been used for movie sound effects," says Dave, who shares vocal duties with his brother on the record. "We set up all in that one little room a la Sun or Chess and just recorded. "It was easy," he continues. "I'm not as boisterous as I used to be. Like the title suggests, this is where we come together. It's square one. There was nothing to argue about outside of 'Am I playing the guitar part right?'" he laughs. Rather than trying to recreate Broonzy's exact guitar parts and vocals note for note, though, the record honors his innovative spirit and musical adventurousness, blending chords and melodies from different songs and incorporating stylistic nods to other guitaristseveryone from Magic Sam to Bo Diddleywhose work bears Big Bill's unmistakable fingerprint. That encyclopedic knowledge of American music, that expansive musical vocabulary and the fluency with which the Alvins slip in out and of genres and eras is what enables 'Common Ground' to triumph. Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin may have set out to honor the legacy of Big Bill Broonzy with this record, but in the process, they solidified their own as one of roots music's most exceptional duos.

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Del Rey

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Eastbourne The Lamb Inn 8pm

If you like your blues warm, wise and witty then Del Rey is for you. She recreates the sounds of early jazz and ragtime bands and stride and boogie piano on ukulele and guitar with infectious wit, enthusiasm and dazzling musicianship. A natural storyteller she packs a whole orchestra into her resonator guitar. One of the greatest modern players of the resonator guitar Acoustic Guitar Magazine.

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The Legendary Shack Shakers

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Greenfield Friezland Church Hall doors 7pm show 8pm

shack shackers back in saddleworth, 1st time since 2009 best live act we've ever had

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The Road

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Keighley Exchange Arts Centre Doors at 7.30pm

Original 60s Blues Rock from local experienced musicians

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Jenny Wren & Her Borrowed Wings + Special Guests

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Birdwood Featuring Ali Mackenzie

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Richmond Crawdaddy Club Doors Open 8.00pm

A fabulous line of outstanding musicians featuring: ALI MacKENZIE - Former Lead Vocalist for early '60s Group 'The Birds' Ronnie Wood's first Band. DEREK GRIFFITHS - Original lead guitarist in Ronnie Wood's brother, Art Wood's Band 'The Artwoods' who also featured the likes of Jon Lord (Deep Purple) and Keef Hartley of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. KEITH GRANT - Bassist with early '60s Rhythm 'n Blues Group 'The Downliners Sect' and also Bass Player for Art Wood's more recent line up in 'Art Wood's All Stars' MARK FREEMAN - Drummer also with 'Art Wood's All Stars' 'The Downliners Sect' and 'The Rollin' Stoned' CHRIS PARREN - Former Keyboard player with 'The Strawbs' and has featured more recently in several West End Shows as well as a previous appearance at The Crawdaddy with 3AM

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Bury St Edmunds Oxjam Folk Weekend 2014

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Bury St Edmunds All Saints Church and Hall Doors open 11.30am both days

25th -26th October 2014 A weekend of Folk and Folk/rock with both local and nationally known artists including Winter Wilson, John Richards, The Bounty Hounds, Addisons Uncle and many more. Morris displays, Saturday tea dance with Passing Wind, Real ale bar.

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Lester Simpson: Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards Doors 7.30 pm for 8 pm start

Many people will be aware of Lester Simpson as a member of the internationally acclaimed a capella trio Coope, Boyes & Simpson, who perform throughout Britain, as well as in Europe, America and New Zealand. But there's much more to Lester than just unaccompanied harmony singing. As a songwriter, actor, musician and broadcaster, he has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company and as Musical Director of 'Private Peaceful' in Belgium, as well as being commissioned to write many musical presentations. He teaches, runs workshops and a community choir, works with youngsters in The Tall Ships Youth Trust, and with the elderly in care homes. He also plays melodeon and bagpipes! With a voice that could melt butter, his singing is emotive, strong and challenging, but in spite of his undoubted abilities, he rarely does solo gigs (he probably doesn't have the time!), so this is an unusual chance to hear this exceptional man, who Mike Harding described as having 'shed loads of talent'.

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The Lucy Ward Band

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Barton The Ropewalk Doors 7pm, starts at 8pm

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Greg Trooper (usa)

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 7.30pm

Greg Trooper has made an impact on the music scenes in all the places he's lived since leaving home after high school: Austin, Texas, Lawrence, Kansas, Nashville and New York. Music critics praise his poetic feel, infectious melodies and insightful lyrics.Americana star Buddy Miller produced 1998's 'Popular Demons' album, while soul legend Dan Penn steered 2005's extraordinary 'Make It Through This World'. His songs have been recorded by numerous artists including: Vince Gill, Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, Robert Earl Keen, Maura O'Connell, Lucy Kaplansky and Tom Russell. Quotes Greg Trooper writes great songs, including one of my very favorite songs in the world, Little Sister. On top of all that, there's his voice an instrument I have coveted for 15 years. Steve Earle Greg Trooper has got to be on our list of our finest contemporary songwriters. - Billy Bragg Greg Trooper's roots-rock can lean toward soul or country or Dylan, and it's filled with yearning and promises Jon Pareles (New York Times) Great stuff from one of the great American songwriters - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2.

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Greg Trooper (usa)

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 7.30pm

Greg Trooper has made an impact on the music scenes in all the places he's lived since leaving home after high school: Austin, Texas, Lawrence, Kansas, Nashville and New York. Music critics praise his poetic feel, infectious melodies and insightful lyrics.Americana star Buddy Miller produced 1998's 'Popular Demons' album, while soul legend Dan Penn steered 2005's extraordinary 'Make It Through This World'. His songs have been recorded by numerous artists including: Vince Gill, Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, Robert Earl Keen, Maura O'Connell, Lucy Kaplansky and Tom Russell. Quotes Greg Trooper writes great songs, including one of my very favorite songs in the world, Little Sister. On top of all that, there's his voice an instrument I have coveted for 15 years. Steve Earle Greg Trooper has got to be on our list of our finest contemporary songwriters. - Billy Bragg Greg Trooper's roots-rock can lean toward soul or country or Dylan, and it's filled with yearning and promises Jon Pareles (New York Times) Great stuff from one of the great American songwriters - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2.

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The Jamie Freeman Agreement

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Portsmouth The Square Tower Doors Open 7.15pm.

Here at Square Roots towers, we're delighted to be promoting a show for this wonderful 5 piece band all the way from Lewes - their new album "100 Miles From Town" is as exciting an album as we've heard for a while, and we're really looking forward to seeing them make their Portsmouth debut in the historic confines of our awesome Square Tower! The Jamie Freeman Agreement are "the UK's very own Americana virtuosos" (Spiral Earth). With their latest release '100 Miles From Town' they "set about defining English Americana" (FATEA) with a mix of styles embracing folk, country and echoes of the 60's. Delivering a "robust and thoroughly competent collection of roots-rock anthems (Americana UK) they are "a prime example of how we can compete over here with the best over there" (Three Chords & The Truth). Testament to the quality of Jamie's songwriting is the roster of names happy to lend themselves to the latest album; Mark Chadwick (executive producer), Larkin Poe, Brandy Zdan (Twilight Hotel), Good Lovelies, BJ Cole and Richard Smith all feature. About Jamie: He has been a musician and songwriter all his life. He is the brother of acting sensation Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Sherlock) and spent time playing with late 80's synth-popsters Frazier Chorus, led by another talented brother, Tim. Jamie produced the critically-acclaimed 'Not Waving But Drowning' by The Self Help Group.

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North Dorset Folk Festival

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Marnhull Village Hall Doors 12:00pm

North Dorset Folk Festival returns for a 3rd year. Once again we will be in the Village Hall for a high class day of music. Acts as follows: Megan Henwood, Phil Henry and Hannah Martin, Emily Maguire Jaywalkers Tinderbox Ninebarrow Gavin Devenport

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Jez Lowe

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Lothersdale Village Hall Doors at 7.30 pm

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Not The Wilsons

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel Doors 7.30pm House Songs

Come and join the female members of the Wilson family - Chris, Jacqui, Jemma, Helen and Anne - for an informal evening of songs from their individual repertoires

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Zoe Muth And The Lost High Rollers

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Bristol The Tunnels Doors at 7.30pm

CRH Music presemts

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Potbelly Blues Night

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 7.30pm (doors 7pm)

After the success of the Blues Band this summer, we have had requests for more Blues music. So, in conjunction with Kontra Roots Promotions we will be drawing together an evening line-up of superb Blues acts from near and far. With great beers and good company this is a night not to be missed by any Blues lovers, or live music aficionados. Find out more about the line-up on the Potbelly Folk Festival Facebook page. From slide, fingerpicking or acoustic to ragtime, country or rock this will be a great evening of live music

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Potbelly Blues Night

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 7.30pm (doors 7pm)

After the success of the Blues Band this summer, we have had requests for more Blues music. So, in conjunction with Kontra Roots Promotions we will be drawing together an evening line-up of superb Blues acts from near and far. With great beers and good company this is a night not to be missed by any Blues lovers, or live music aficionados. Find out more about the line-up on the Potbelly Folk Festival Facebook page. From slide, fingerpicking or acoustic to ragtime, country or rock this will be a great evening of live music

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My Darling Clementine

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Otley Courthouse 7.45pm

MY DARLING CLEMENTINE Supported by Rita Payne Classic country duets songs of betrayal, regret, anger, guilt, revenge and hurt those timeless themes are alive and well in the hands and voices of My Darling Clementine led by Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish. Their second album The Reconciliation has further established their place in the Country/Americana world and they are fast building a reputation for spectacular live shows. They are supported by acoustic footstompers Rita Payne, Rhiannon Scutt and Pete Sowerby. Tickets: £10/£8 in advance, £11/£9 on the door. mydarlingclementinemusic.co.uk

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My Darling Clementine

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Otley Courthouse 7.45pm

MY DARLING CLEMENTINE Supported by Rita Payne Classic country duets songs of betrayal, regret, anger, guilt, revenge and hurt those timeless themes are alive and well in the hands and voices of My Darling Clementine led by Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish. Their second album The Reconciliation has further established their place in the Country/Americana world and they are fast building a reputation for spectacular live shows. They are supported by acoustic footstompers Rita Payne, Rhiannon Scutt and Pete Sowerby. Tickets: £10/£8 in advance, £11/£9 on the door. mydarlingclementinemusic.co.uk

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Inlay

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

http://www.inlaymusic.co.uk/Inlay_Folk_Music/Video.html http://www.inlaymusic.co.uk/Inlay_Folk_Music/About.html Please feel free to Like Launderette Sessions on Facebook and follow @LaunderetteSess on Twitter. Tickets £11 in advance or £13 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact 0191 3841412 for further information. Mix of seating (limited) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We now have an drinks licence. Real ales, lagers, wines. ciders and spirits will be served along with OCC Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course soft drinks. About Inlay INLAY are an engaging, collaborative four-piece group formed in 2010 whilst studying music in Norwich. These four musicians make use of traditional melodies from the British Isles, rooting them firmly within the folk-genre. In other respects, Inlay question categorisation; drawing upon elements of each individual's diverse musical background, and incorporating original material into many of their intricate compositions. With the aid of: violin, accordion, guitar, 5-string banjo, slide guitar, bodhrán, percussion, mandolin and captivating vocal harmonies, they produce rich and full-bodied compositions. This distinct blend of contemporary-folk mixed with bags of energy provides audiences with one of the best live performances on the circuit. Inlay have shared stages with such acts as Dervish, Lucy Ward, Emily Portman, Calan, Joe Broughton and Kevin Dempsey. 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 (violin, banjo, accordion, guitar & slide, percussion) 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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Baskery

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Nottingham The Running Horse 8pm

Baskery is a Swedish alternative americana folk rock band, comprising the three sisters Greta, Stella and Sunniva Bondesson. Their first album, Fall Among Thieves, was released in Europe in 2008, and in the UK in January 2009. New Friends, their second album was released in 2011 with their third album Little Wild Life released in 2013 / 2014. The band formed in 2006[1] as an offshoot of The Slaptones, who featured their father Janåke Bondesson on drums, released two albums (Simplify, 2003, and Amplify, 2004) and toured the USA with The Brian Setzer Orchestra. Baskery released an EP, One Horse Down, in 2007 on Veranda Independent Records.[2] Their first album, Fall Among Thieves, was recorded with producer Lasse Mårtén using no overdubs and mainly first or second takes, with the aim of capturing as much energy as possible. It was released in Sweden in May 2008; in Norway, Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy in autumn 2008; and in the UK in January 2009. In 2008 the group toured and played festivals in the USA, Canada, France, Ireland, Denmark and Norway, and toured the UK supporting Seth Lakeman in late 2008.[3] In 2012 Baskery played gigs throughout the USA and Europe including festivals such as Beautiful Days (festival) and Shrewsbury Folk Festival before heading into the studio in Berlin to start work on recording their third album. 2013 saw the group touring Germany supporting Ina Müller before embarking on their own US tour playing across the country, including The Birchmere in Virginia, Four Corners Folk Festival in Colorado and Sisters Folk Festival in Oregon. Little Wild Life, the third studio album, was released in Sweden in October 2013 before a Europe-wide release in early 2014. The group have described their musical style in such terms as "killbilly", "mud-country" and "banjo punk" and they have been compared with The Dixie Chicks, The Roches, Led Zeppelin and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Favourable reviews have included descriptions including "absurdly wonderful...[they] do their own thing with a glee which, coupled with no little virtuosity and runaway vivaciousness, is irresistible."

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Blues Boy Dan

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Corbridge Parish Hall 8:00pm

Described by Mick Fleetwood as 'A phenominal talent'.

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Flossie Malavialle

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Water Yeat Village Hall Doors 7:30pm, 8:00pm start

After wowing us with a wonderful performance last year, we're delighted to welcome Flossie back. Flossie is a French singer who got involved in the British folk scene in 2000 while on a teacher exchange in the North East of England (which has provided a wealth of amusing anecdotes for between the songs). Her repertoire features songs from a variety of music genres including pop, folk and jazz. She will be accompanied by Paul Donnelly on guitar. ** Cabaret style seating. No bar, bring your own drinks! **

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Angie Palmer And Band

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Hepworth Village Hall Doors 7:30 Start 8:00pm

A welcome return to Hepworth for Angie Palmer and her brilliant band, a truly memorable show last time she was here. Labelled as English/Americana but much much more than that and described by Bob Harris as one of Britain's greatest singer-songwriters,

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Lady Maisery

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre Doors 6pm Show 7.30pm

Nominated for the 'Horizon' BBC Folk Award 2012 and for best debut at the Spiral Awards 2012, and featured on Radio 3's Late Night Junction this year, Lady Maisery explore vocal harmony to breathtaking effect, through their fresh interpretations of songs and ballads. Talented multi-instrumentalists and liable to a burst of clog-dancing, this trio will captivate you. See separate listing for their singing workshop to be held the following day.

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Lady Maisery

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre Doors 6pm Show 7.30pm

Nominated for the 'Horizon' BBC Folk Award 2012 and for best debut at the Spiral Awards 2012, and featured on Radio 3's Late Night Junction this year, Lady Maisery explore vocal harmony to breathtaking effect, through their fresh interpretations of songs and ballads. Talented multi-instrumentalists and liable to a burst of clog-dancing, this trio will captivate you. See separate listing for their singing workshop to be held the following day.

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Lady Maisery

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre Doors 6pm Show 7.30pm

Nominated for the 'Horizon' BBC Folk Award 2012 and for best debut at the Spiral Awards 2012, and featured on Radio 3's Late Night Junction this year, Lady Maisery explore vocal harmony to breathtaking effect, through their fresh interpretations of songs and ballads. Talented multi-instrumentalists and liable to a burst of clog-dancing, this trio will captivate you. See separate listing for their singing workshop to be held the following day.

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Conrad Vingoe & Joanne Louise Parker

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Ulcombe All Saints Church Doors 7.30pm

Singer songwriters Conrad Vingoe and Joanne Louise Parker present an evening of acoustic music by candlelight in one of the most beautiful and resonant churches in Kent. All Saints Church in Ulcombe is a 12th century Grade 1 listed building perched up on the Greensand Ridge commanding views as far as Dungeness. It has several ancient Yew trees in the churchyard, one of which is claimed to be over 2,000 years old. Each perform a set of their own original acoustic music working in a few duets and re-worked, but well known, covers along the way! Expect a varied evening of acoustic music with a range of instruments! Please bring your own drinks and a glass to put them in as well as (respectfully quiet) nibbles of your choice.

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Conrad Vingoe & Joanne Louise Parker

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Ulcombe All Saints Church Doors 7.30pm

Singer songwriters Conrad Vingoe and Joanne Louise Parker present an evening of acoustic music by candlelight in one of the most beautiful and resonant churches in Kent. All Saints Church in Ulcombe is a 12th century Grade 1 listed building perched up on the Greensand Ridge commanding views as far as Dungeness. It has several ancient Yew trees in the churchyard, one of which is claimed to be over 2,000 years old. Each perform a set of their own original acoustic music working in a few duets and re-worked, but well known, covers along the way! Expect a varied evening of acoustic music with a range of instruments! Please bring your own drinks and a glass to put them in as well as (respectfully quiet) nibbles of your choice.

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The Fobo Jug Band

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7.30pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... The FoBo Jug Band are a ragtime country-blues outfit sure to get your feet stomping. With one foot firmly routed in the sounds of the Mississippi, these three talented young men will hypnotise you with their guitar, piano, harp and washboard melodies of old.

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Faustus

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Presteigne Assembly Rooms 8pm Doors open 7.30pm

Nominated in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Faustus 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 in a virtuosic display of musicianship, rooted deeply in the English tradition.

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Goan Dogs

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Cardiff Dempseys 8:00pm

Fizzi & BlueBox presents GOAN DOGS with support Saturday 25th October 2014 Four Bars at Dempseys, Cardiff 8pm / 18+ £4adv GOAN DOGS - October/November 2014 // www.goandogs.com Goan Dogs, Bristol's finest purveyors of calypso-sleaze, head out on their debut UK tour this October brining their infectious rhythms to the nation. With 2012's EP 20 Minutes from the Border the band have rooted themselves firmly in Bristol's music scene, attracting praise from 6 Music DJs Guy Garvey and Cerys Matthews as well as the Bristol and London music press (Bristol Live Magazine, The Fly, Louder Than War). Fresh from the studio after the success of their DOUBLE A-SIDE launch earlier this year and a sellout show at Bristol's Louisiana, GOAN DOGS have continued to wow audiences with headline shows at Dot to Dot, Bristol Harbour Festival and Farm Festival. Now they gear up for the release their new single 'Running', available free to download from October 3rd. ------------------------------------------------- Bluebox Promotions - BlueboxCardiff@live.co.uk Fizzi Events - Music@Fizzievents.com Twitter: @BlueboxPromo @Fizzievents @FourBarsCardiff Facebook: www.facebook.com/BlueBoxPromotions www.facebook.com/Fourbarscardiff www.facebook.com/Fizzievents -------------------------------------------------

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All The Wild Folk Presents The Rin Tins And Special Guests

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Dennis Bovell & The Dub Band

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Blaenau Ffestiniog Cell B 7pm

Dennis Bovell & the Dub Band + Freedoom Sound Dj Set

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From Canada, The Paperboys

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm, Show starts 8pm

The Paperboys were formed by Mexican born, Tom Landa in the mid-nineties in Vancouver. In a music scene dominated by flannel and grunge, Tom had a vision of forming a band that fused Folk, Celtic and Bluegrass music with Pop and Rock. He was armed with a dozen self-penned tunes and a lot of drive and ambition. After finding a group of musicians who shared common musical interests, they recorded their 1st CD and set to tour across Canada in a used van they bought for 500 bucks. What has happened since is 7 albums, countless tours of North America and Europe, TV and movie appearances, movie scores, industry accolades, rave reviews by the press & media, and several music awards including Canada's version of The Grammy's - The JUNO Award. For the past 15 years, The Paperboys have been selling out venues throughout the globe, without the aid of major labels or commercial radio play. The band's true uniqueness is and has always been the live shows. It is here where the only opinion that matters is that of the fans that have been supporting since its inception. This has made it possible for Tom and co to take musical chances and expand their musical horizons. Although there are many common threads and themes on their albums, not one of their 8 CD's sounds the same. It is a sign of a band with a musical curiosity that won't rest on past success or a formula. The band's latest CD, 'Callithump', is a perfect marriage of all the different styles The Paperboys play. Producer Joby Baker captured the essence and the energy of the band in a way not done before. The infectious hooks of the horns blended with the lyrical sounds of the fiddle and flute, make for a melodic delight, while the influence of Latin and African rhythms makes the groove on this album truly dance worthy. An absolutely outstanding band we challenge anyone not to like. One of the most exciting bands to come out of the folk-roots corner...the most exuberant record I've heard in ages...breathtaking." fRoots "Astonishing eclectic folk-rock from acclaimed Canadian quintet." Mojo A place where Irish, Mexican and Roots music collide. The Seattle Weekly

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John Etheridge (solo) With Special Guest Kit Holmes

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Enjoy an uplifting evening of: blues, folk, jazz, African grooves and much more from two outstanding guitarists JOHN ETHERIDGE is one of the world's most respected guitarists and his music spans a myriad of styles and influences. He was the guitarist for the celebrated jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli and he has also performed with: Soft Machine, Pat Metheny, Andy Summers, Dizzy Gillespie, Nigel Kennedy and is currently in a duo with the eminent classical guitarist John Williams. This is a rare opportunity to see John performing a solo concert, which features tracks from his highly acclaimed album I didn't know. I never wanted to be a star, just a highly respected musician like John Etheridge. Sting The Guardian KIT HOLMES Macy Gray meets Nick Drake said The Observer Kit's trademark sultry vocals and virtuoso guitar playing have wowed audiences across the UK through extensive touring. Her blues-driven roots with a soul sensibility have guaranteed her three headline shows at the International Guitar Festival. Kit's third album, Driving into the Blue features the legendary double bass player Danny Thompson. 'Impressiveall the makings of a new British guitar heroine' The Guardian www.johnetheridge.com www.kitholmes.co.uk

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Luke Daniels - Soilleireachadh Na H-alba (songs Of The Scottish Enlightenment)

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors open 2:00pm, live music starts 2:30pm

Luke Daniels What's Here What's Gone Featuring Songs of The Scottish Enlightenment Contemporary folk songs and instrumental music exploring the nature of ideas, time, soul and personal identity inspired by 18th century thinkers from the Scottish Enlightenment and modern day progressives. Singer and multi-instrumentalist Luke Daniels is described by fRoots magazine ashaving entered the pantheon of greats for his 2012 double album The Mighty Box. More recently he's gained major recognition as a new voice in singer-songwriting. Performing his 2014 PRS New Music Biennial commission on piano, guitar and 5-string banjo for live BBC Radio 3 broadcasts from London's Southbank and The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall this summer, finding time also to make festival appearances on melodeon with the Cara Dillon Band at Cambridge, Sidmouth and Hebcelt in Inverness. A former member of the Riverdance band and soloist on the movie soundtracks for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Luke is a hugely talented performer with plenty to play and say about hope, hell and everything in between.

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Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8.00pm

'The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc' comprise three master fiddle players from three different and very distinctive Nordic regions. Kevin Henderson (Fiddlers' Bid, Boys of the Lough' and 'Session A9) hails from Shetland, Olav Luksengard Mjelva is an award winning fiddle player from Norway and Anders Hall is an acclaimed exponent of the Swedish fiddle tradition. As The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc they skilfully weave these three traditions together in an atmospheric and dynamic fashion, all laced through with liberal helpings of humour for good measure. Any lover of great quality fiddle playing should not miss 'The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc' in concert. £12/£10 concs/£8 U16's

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Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8.00pm

'The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc' comprise three master fiddle players from three different and very distinctive Nordic regions. Kevin Henderson (Fiddlers' Bid, Boys of the Lough' and 'Session A9) hails from Shetland, Olav Luksengard Mjelva is an award winning fiddle player from Norway and Anders Hall is an acclaimed exponent of the Swedish fiddle tradition. As The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc they skilfully weave these three traditions together in an atmospheric and dynamic fashion, all laced through with liberal helpings of humour for good measure. Any lover of great quality fiddle playing should not miss 'The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc' in concert. £12/£10 concs/£8 U16's

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Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8.00pm

'The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc' comprise three master fiddle players from three different and very distinctive Nordic regions. Kevin Henderson (Fiddlers' Bid, Boys of the Lough' and 'Session A9) hails from Shetland, Olav Luksengard Mjelva is an award winning fiddle player from Norway and Anders Hall is an acclaimed exponent of the Swedish fiddle tradition. As The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc they skilfully weave these three traditions together in an atmospheric and dynamic fashion, all laced through with liberal helpings of humour for good measure. Any lover of great quality fiddle playing should not miss 'The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc' in concert.

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Positively Fourth Street - Songs From The Village With Ben Bowden

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

Positively Fourth Street celebrates the music and art that flowed out of Greenwich Village in the early 1960s. Some of the world's finest, most provocative, most lyrical and poetic music came out of the melting pot that was Greenwich Village, New York in the 1960s. Artists such as Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, and Joan Baez cut their teeth in the folk clubs and bars during that time. Positively Fourth Street is a multimedia show that celebrates all of these artists and many more. With footage from the time, stories around the songs, as well as the songs themselves, this is a trip back to a time when music was in the cafes, and revolution was in the air. Ben Bowden is a seasoned performer who has played all over Europe in various bands and groups. He currently plays Paul Simon in the touring show, The Sounds of Simon. He has a deep interest in music from the early 60s, especially Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and Phil Ochs. Suddenly it's 1964, the Village, and you're crossing Bleecker Street, carrying a newly bought copy of Another Side of Bob Dylan, running into Arlo Guthrie in a bearskin coat in the snow, meeting Ric von Schmidt in the lobby, all of you going across to the Bitter End to hear a new cat called Gordon Lightfoot. Expert. BBC The One Show World class. The Times. A musical feast. Chris Lloyd (Talon: Best of Eagles)

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Macalla

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at London Kings Place 8pm

Formed in 1984 to celebrate women's creativity on International Women's Day, Macalla were the first all-female traditional Irish band. Their 30th Anniversary year started with a performance at the Temple Bar TradFest in Dublin. Fifteen of these highly regarded musicians and singers, from all parts of Ireland including Seosaimhín Ní Bheaglaoich (vocal), Mary MacNamara (concertina), Patsy Broderick (piano) and Máire O'Keeffe (fiddle) will continue their anniversary celebrations as they take to the stage this evening. The traditional Irish group The London Lasses are about to record their fifth album with pianist/guitarist Chris O'Malley. This internationally renowned band deliver a wealth of traditional material from all over Ireland, including songs in Irish and English, plus the full gamut of Irish dance tunes, from the venerably ancient to the newly composed.

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The Steve Gibbons Band

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Stafford The Grapes DOORS OPEN 7-30 PM

THE SUNDAY ROCK AND BLUES CLUB THE GRAPES - STAFFORD THE STEVE GIBBONS BAND ON STAGE AT 9PM £8 ADVANCE £10 ON DOOR

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Tarras ( Minor )

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm

A special up close and personnal stripped down 3 piece acoustic version of this brilliant band.

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The Lucy Ward Band

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Marsden Mechanics Hall Doors at 7.30pm Concert starts 8pm

Lucy Ward is a mufti-award winning singer songwriter with an extraordinary voice. She has travelled worldwide, wowing audiences with her intense performance. Now for the first time she will be joined by 5 stellar musicians. Tickets sold in advance £12 . On the door £14.

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Cwmploddy Productions Presents 'cwmploddy'

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Brixham Theatre 7.30 pm

Mrs Browns Boys, Gav and Stace and Hyacinth Bucket all rolled into one. Miss it and you'll miss an amazing night out

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Cwmploddy Productions Presents 'cwmploddy'

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Brixham Theatre 7.30 pm

Mrs Browns Boys, Gav and Stace and Hyacinth Bucket all rolled into one. Miss it and you'll miss an amazing night out

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Caddy Cooper

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe doors 7.30pm

Hailing from Western Australia Caddy Cooper is an exhilarating acoustic country, blues, folk singer who entices her audience with tales of life, love, loss and the fragility of the human condition. Since the release this year of her debut CD 'Snapshot' Caddy has been touring throughout the UK and Europe as well as Australia at venues and festivals as well as live sessions featuring on a number of radio shows and the album has received rave reviews in music magazines and whenever it is heard.

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Lady Maisery Singing Workshop

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 11am

Folk trio featuring in concert on October 25th stay on to offer a harmony singing workshop suitable for all voices, ages and abilities, including children. They will include an introduction to the mysterious art of 'diddling' - no, we don't know either so come along to find out!

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Lady Maisery Singing Workshop

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 11am

Folk trio featuring in concert on October 25th stay on to offer a harmony singing workshop suitable for all voices, ages and abilities, including children. They will include an introduction to the mysterious art of 'diddling' - no, we don't know either so come along to find out!

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Crh Music Presents Dave Alvin And Phil Alvin With The Guilty Ones

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Bristol The Tunnels Doors at 7.30pm

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Tarras Minor

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds doors 7.30pm

Normally a six-piece band with drums- the group have launched an all-venue friendly Acoustic trio version (Tarras Minor) using the core of the group- singer/songwriters Ben Murray , Rory Connor and Michael Woodward Piano and accordion player Ben Murray has worked extensively in the music industry, recording and touring all over the world with artists including Seth Lakeman, The Imagined Village and Renzo Spiteri, he has been performing in the West End production of War Horse playing The Songman. Ben also performed in a duo with life-long friend Rosie Doonan, and their debut album gained them a nomination for the horizon award at the Radio 2 Folk Awards. Guitarist Rory Connor whilst new to the line-up, has an extensive musical background and is an accomplished singer and songwriter in his own right. Michael Woodward's uncle is Joss Clapp, the original bass player for Tarras. Not only has Michael taken up the role as bass player in the band, but he also uses Joss's bass and mandolin. Tarras are one of the best bands ever! Mike Harding I've loved Tarras for years, - their new album 'Warn the Waters is a phenomenal piece of work! John Renbourn

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Folklore Presents ... Hafdis Huld

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors 7:00pm

'Hafdis Huld has a painstakingly fragile, quirky voice like Bjork crossed with Cerys Matthews on a diet of candyfloss. Her solo album delivers some minimal but deliciously skewed pop as Huld belies her gooey vocals and strummed acoustics with dark concerns and some satisfyingly nasty lyrics.' 4 stars, The Guardian 'Hafdis Huld is proof that Iceland's waters breed elfin pop stars who are musically original and deliciously bonkers.' The Sunday Times 'Sublime charismatic story-telling pop of the highest quality.' Clash Magazine http://www.hafdishuld.com

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Maggie Boyle And Paul Downes

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Maggie Boyle And Paul Downes

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Pat Mc Manus Band At The 'famous Monday Blues'

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Oxford Jericho Tavern 8PM UNTIL 11PM

FOR MORE INFO CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE http:///.wwwfamousmondayblues.co.uk

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Pat Mc Manus Band At The 'famous Monday Blues'

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Oxford Jericho Tavern 8PM UNTIL 11PM

FOR MORE INFO CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE http:///.wwwfamousmondayblues.co.uk

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Greg Trooper

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Etton The Processed Pea 8pm

We have been fortunate to secure the services of Greg Trooper currently in the middle of an International Tour (UK,US,Europe) Greg is a singer/songwriter who has released 12 albums since 1986. Raised in the shore town of Little Silver, NJ he became enthralled by the greater New York area's rich music scene. He discovered a sort of holy musical trinity in the work of Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, and Hank Williams, with their guiding lights of passion, literary dexterity and plainspoken honesty. It's one reason Greg's music feels equally informed by Memphis soul, Greenwich Village folk and Nashville twang. Greg has made an impact on the music scenes in all the places he's lived since leaving home after high school: Austin, Texas, Lawrence, Kansas, Nashville and New York. Music critics praise his poetic feel, infectious melodies and insightful lyrics. Americana star Buddy Miller produced 1998's 'Popular Demons' album, while soul legend Dan Penn steered 2005's extraordinary 'Make It Through This World'. His songs have been recorded by numerous artists including: Vince Gill, Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, Robert Earl Keen, Maura O'Connell, Lucy Kaplansky and Tom Russell. Touring nationally and internationally, Greg usually performs solo but on occasion you can find him fronting anything from a trio to a five-piece band depending on the gig.

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Del Rey

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY Resonator guitar and ukulele virtuoso Del Ray is one of those rare blues performers who doesn't just play it, she lives it. She'll dazzle you with her technique, but even more impressive is her ability to bring the music to life, and draw you into her musical world. Support comes from ace fingerstyle jazz/blues uke player Phil Doleman.

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Del Rey

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY Resonator guitar and ukulele virtuoso Del Ray is one of those rare blues performers who doesn't just play it, she lives it. She'll dazzle you with her technique, but even more impressive is her ability to bring the music to life, and draw you into her musical world. Support comes from ace fingerstyle jazz/blues uke player Phil Doleman.

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Spellkasters

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors at 8pm. Music starts at 8.30 ends at 11pm

With the rhythm section from the Pirates and Pete Edmunds on scorching guitar and vocals this is a band from the Dr Feelgood, Nine Below Zero stables who reactivate the sounds of genuine Rhythm and Blues! Having shared the bill with Wilko Johnson and wowed the festival circuit this year they will enthrall us with their energetic and fresh take on their music.

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Spellkasters

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors at 8pm. Music starts at 8.30 ends at 11pm

With the rhythm section from the Pirates and Pete Edmunds on scorching guitar and vocals this is a band from the Dr Feelgood, Nine Below Zero stables who reactivate the sounds of genuine Rhythm and Blues! Having shared the bill with Wilko Johnson and wowed the festival circuit this year they will enthrall us with their energetic and fresh take on their music.

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Sara Petite

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Brighton The Greys 8.30pm

From the city of San Diego CA, steeped in Country, with an aching twang that'll catch your heart and soul. Brought up on Loretta and Dolly, mentioned in the same breath as Lucinda Williams, Nanci Griffith, Carrie Rodriguez, Iris Dement and Eve Sellis, yet Sara's treading her own path that's got her noticed internationally (Bob Harris is a big fan). Back at The Greys on the opening night of her tour, which is put together by those splendid chaps at Big City Lights. 'I wear my heart on my sleeve, which sometimes leaves you vulnerable' - it's that honesty that beguiles, traps and makes you want more. www.sarapetite.com

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Craig & Willoughby

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at Uffculme Magelake Hall 7.30pm for 8.00pm

easy access and parking

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Faustus

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

The multi-award winning line-up 'A blend of energy and musicianship that establishes this trio as one of Britain's outstanding folk bands[a] distinctive blend of subtlety and attack.' **** The Guardian 'The concept? To rescue contemporary folk from the curse of feyness Bloke-folk!... Fans of Led Zep III should take a thoughtful interest.' **** Independent On Sunday '[A] beautifully played set that encompasses everything that's best in modern traditional music.' Acoustic 'English traditional songs played with great verve and no little imagination' **** R2 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. Benji: Scion of a noted folk dynasty, Benji Kirkpatrick is a key member of folk big band and BBC Award winners Bellowhead. Benji featured with the Seth Lakeman Band who shot to fame when 'Kitty Jay', featuring Benji, was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2005. Benji has also performed with numerous other artists including Oysterband, John Jones and Maddy Prior (Steeleye Span), and has also found time to release three solo albums. Saul: Saul Rose was a long time member of Waterson:Carthy, winning two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards with 'Broken Ground' and forming a duo with Eliza Carthy. The double album 'Red Rice', of which Saul was an integral part of the 'Rice' half, was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 1998. More recently Saul has joined Whapweasel, played in Ruth Notman's band, and re-launched his duo with hammered dulcimer player with Maclaine Colston. He has played on numerous albums as a guest, including Jackie Oates' album 'Hyperboreans', Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy's album 'The Gift' and the soundtrack for the film 'Morris- A Life With Bells On'. He was nominated for the Musician of The Year award in the 2010 BBC Folk Awards and in 2011 took the part of Songman in the West End play War Horse. Paul: Paul Sartin is also a member of Bellowhead, as well as BBC Folk Award-nominated duo Belshazzar's Feast. He is Director of the Andover Museum Loft Singers, consultant for the charity Live Music Now and is a composer of note with recent works including 'The Hartlepool Monkey' for Streetwise Opera, 'Anthony and Cleopatra' for the Central School of Speech and Drama, and 'Changing Landscapes' for Broadstairs Folk Week. Faustus came together in 2006 as an evolution of the award winning band Dr. Faustus. They made an eponymous debut album in 2008, produced by Stu Hanna and released by Navigator Records, which saw them nominated as the Best Group in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Subsequent touring saw them headlining at festivals, as well as playing sell-out concerts at arts centres and clubs. 'Exceptional class...' Daily Telegraph 'Dynamically fascinating to watch, entertaining and intriguing. Their ability to switch from song to tune, from instrument to voice, from traditional tune to modern arrangements made seeing them again a necessity' Folk and Roots 'Superb playing; lovely arrangements; great material' Living Tradition After a two year break, Faustus returned to the live circuit for festivals in summer 2012. In March 2013 they released a new album 'Broken Down Gentlemen' on Navigator Records and undertook two major tour in 2013 and will continue touring in 2014. www.faustusband.com

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Megson

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn Doors open 7.30pm, Concert starts 8pm

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The Handsome Family

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at London Islington Assembly Hall 7.00 pm

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The Handsome Family

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at London Islington Assembly Hall 7.00 pm

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The Old Dance School

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath Doors 7.15pm, start 7.45pm

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Blues Boy Dan Owen

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at Cardiff The Full Moon 7:30pm

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Alasdair Roberts

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe Doors 7.30pm / Show 8.00pm

Alasdair Roberts is a Scottish singer, guitarist, interpreter of traditional songs and writer of new songs based in Glasgow, Scotland. Since 1996 he has worked with Drag City Records of Chicago, releasing three albums of original material under the name Appendix Out as well as five albums under his own name, featuring both original and traditional material. In that time, he has worked with a wide variety of collaborators from many different musical and artistic backgrounds. It's a long time since balladry has sounded this vital and primordial (Uncut). One of Britain's most singular and original talents (Colin Irwin, fRoots).

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Merry Hell

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at Keighley Exchange Arts Centre Doors at 7.30pm

Taking the folk rock legacy of the Tansads into a new era Merry Hell is a band founded on the ever evolving Folk tradition music made by the people and shared by the people. Though their hearts and souls are tuned to the songs which came before them, they bring you new words and music forged from their own experiences, from the lows and the loves of their lives. Their art is energy and their hope is unity. Their pleasure is to please: let the audience be the acid test and let the music speak for itself

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Sara Petite + Stephen Simmons

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 8.30pm 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. -------- Raised where wild huckleberries grow, Sara originally hails from Sumner, Washington a tulip-farming town southeast of Seattle. She grew up riding in her Dad's seaplane and on the back of his motorcycle. Her mother raised a trio of women and a son, and gave each of them a strong backbone and sense of self. Sara's unique musical performances are fronting a new genre of Alternative Country. Inspired songs that revive fond memories of home and travels are enhanced with a rock and roll state of mind. There is no medical evidence to prove that Lucinda Williams, Nanci Griffith and Carrie Rodriguez joined forces to mother a fully-grown musician daughter. But if they did, San Diego singer-songwriter Sara Petite would be the likely outcome. George Varga, San Diego Union Times. She could sing a buzzard off a Slop Wagon, said Mojo Nixon of Sara Petite. Winner of the 2012 prestigious Chris Austin songwriting contest at Merlefest, the San Diego released her fourth album in 2013. The Circus Comes To Town was written before and after the death of her partner Johnny Kuhlken. It's a full perspective of the human being - jealousy, infidelity, fun, wit, tragedy, pain, loss, perseverance, substance abuse, shame, guilt and just plain silliness. --------- Stephen Simmons was raised in the small town of Woodbury, Tennessee. His mother was a schoolteacher and his father held a factory job. In his family, they were the first generation that didn't work the farm. As a songwriter and Ten years as a Road Dog, Stephen's vision has grown to entail more than just reflections of rural America. The songs on his recordings, deal with existential realities that are familiar to country and city dwellers alike: redemption, heartbreak, hangovers and the loneliness of the road. Stephen's studio albums: Last Call, Drink Ring Jesus, Something In Between, The Blame's On U.S., Girls, The Big Show, Hearsay, What The Midnight Swallows Whole and Silly, Sad & True (which were compared to everyone from Johnny Cash to Ryan Adams) combine virtuosic songcraft and musicianship with unparalleled artistic honesty. His work has been covered by Mojo Music, Uncut, and The Washington Post. Simmons released his debut studio album, Last Call, in 2004. Lay On The Tracks, a standout track from Last Call, was a winner at the prestigious MerleFest Chris Austin Songwriting Competition. Last Call was praised by critics on both sides of the Atlantic, picked up and released by Rounder Europe Records; followed by three more Rounder Europe releases and extensive touring in Europe. As a Songwriter with Television credits (Sons of Anarchy) and as a steady road act (over 700 shows in past decade in ten countries) Simmon's continues to evolve as an artist. His most recent albums have been released by USA indie label Lower 40 Records and in Europe on Germany's premiere roots label; Blue Rose Records.

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Peppe Voltarelli

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at London The Monarch doors 7.30pm - main act at 9.00pm

www.tijevents.com

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Harry Manx

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at Brighton Hope 8.00pm

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Sunday Driver Duo

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at London Brunel Museum Concert starts at 7.30pm

Indie fusion sensation Sunday Driver fuse together elements of Indie, World music, Asian traditional sounds, jazz and folk to paint a heady, deliciously powerful sonic landscape that never fails to move the heart, head and feet. Here performing in duo formation will be Chandrika on vocals and guitar and Kat on orchestral harp, they are 'A band to watch, without question.' The Sunday Times. http://www.sundaydriver.co.uk/ This event will take place in the Engine House of the museum.

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Harp And A Monkey.

on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8pm

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Mad Dog Mcrea

on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 at Cardiff The Globe Doors 7.30pm

SNG Live in association with The Globe is proud to present: MAD DOG MCREA + Special Guests

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Tom Morton's Malt & Barley Revue

on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 at Coatbridge Berits & Brown 8pm

Join us for an intimate evening in the company of broadcaster, author, journalist, musician and raconteur Tom Morton with his outstanding Malt and Barley Revue. With song, stories and banter, complimented with some fantastic drams, Tom explores Scotland's dearly-held cultural links with the water of life and the folklore surrounding its makers and drinkers. Frequently hilarious, always entertaining, the show is washed down with some generous drams of different single malt whiskies, all with their own tales to tell. Food will be available before the show but it is recommended that you book your table in advance as places are limited. To book for food or for more information call 01698 733311 or visit www.beritsandbrown.com.

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Gilmore & Roberts Live At The Cumberland

on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) Doors at 8pm.

Gilmore & Roberts perform LIVE at The Cumberland Arms. Twice-nominated at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding lap-tapping guitar, fiery fiddle and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Their third album, 'The Innocent Left', recorded in London with producer Julian Simmons (Guillemots, Ed Sheeran, Albert Lee), explores many and varied topics but remains consistently bound by Gilmore & Roberts' passion for stories. Featuring an enviable all-star cast of guest musicians, including double bassist Ben Nicholls (Seth Lakeman band), drummer Tom Chapman (Urban Folk Quartet), pianist Will Foster (The Fratellis) and prodigious Georgia-based band Larkin Poe, 'The Innocent Left' encompasses elements of folk, bluegrass and rock while maintain the Yorkshire-based pair's own distinctive stylings. Katriona Gilmore (The Albion Band) and Jamie Roberts (Kerfuffle) began working together in 2006, and have released 3 full-length albums: 'Shadows & Half Light' (2008), 'Up From The Deep' (2010) and 'The Innocent Left' (2012). All three have received much critical acclaim, leading to a tour supporting Fairport Convention and two BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominations.

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Gilmore & Roberts Live At The Cumberland

on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) Doors at 8pm.

Gilmore & Roberts perform LIVE at The Cumberland Arms. Twice-nominated at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding lap-tapping guitar, fiery fiddle and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Their third album, 'The Innocent Left', recorded in London with producer Julian Simmons (Guillemots, Ed Sheeran, Albert Lee), explores many and varied topics but remains consistently bound by Gilmore & Roberts' passion for stories. Featuring an enviable all-star cast of guest musicians, including double bassist Ben Nicholls (Seth Lakeman band), drummer Tom Chapman (Urban Folk Quartet), pianist Will Foster (The Fratellis) and prodigious Georgia-based band Larkin Poe, 'The Innocent Left' encompasses elements of folk, bluegrass and rock while maintain the Yorkshire-based pair's own distinctive stylings. Katriona Gilmore (The Albion Band) and Jamie Roberts (Kerfuffle) began working together in 2006, and have released 3 full-length albums: 'Shadows & Half Light' (2008), 'Up From The Deep' (2010) and 'The Innocent Left' (2012). All three have received much critical acclaim, leading to a tour supporting Fairport Convention and two BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominations.

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Kathryn Tickell & The Side

on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

Northumbrian folk musician Kathryn brings her exciting new ensemble to London for a special autumn show. Powered by Northumbrian pipes, fiddle, harp, accordion, clog dancing and cello, The Side have channeled their diverse musical backgrounds into a powerful new sound, where folk and classical music collide.

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Cellar Music Presents...alasdair Roberts

on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 at Oxford The Cellar 8pm

We are super excited to be having Alasdair Roberts play The Cellar. A hugely respected alt folk artist Alasdair has been releasing albums via the Drag City label for a few years now. This autumn will be the release of his latest album a collection of self-written Robert songs. We are proud to be chosen to be part of his tour. Support acts to be confirmed.

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The Hut People - Live In Staveley

on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 at Staveley Roundhouse 7.30pm

Taking the audience on a musical trip across the globe, this very popular duo perform a hugely engaging, entertaining and truly unique blend of 'world-folk' music led by a driving accordion and a dazzling array of exotic percussion! Great music & virtuosity aside, a show from The Hut People is overflowing with humor, spontaneity and a 100% commitment to their 'getting-the-crowd-involved' ethos. Highly, highly recommended.

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Steve Tilston

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Steve Tilston plus a set from each of the support acts. * Mix of row seats and standing room * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged - proof required at the door on the night * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £13/9 * 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 allowed at this venue. However we ask that they are of an age where they will not make a noise or distract other people. If you are unsure, please contact us before buying a ticket. Thanks! * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

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Steve Tilston

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Steve Tilston plus a set from each of the support acts. * Mix of row seats and standing room * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged - proof required at the door on the night * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £13/9 * 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 allowed at this venue. However we ask that they are of an age where they will not make a noise or distract other people. If you are unsure, please contact us before buying a ticket. Thanks! * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

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Vin Garbutt

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

The Teesside Troubadour returns . Vin's career has spanned over 40 years of constant world wide touring which must make him some kind of elder statesman of folk. An evening of memorable music and matchless banter. Book early in order to avoid disappointment.

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Vin Garbutt

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

The Teesside Troubadour returns . Vin's career has spanned over 40 years of constant world wide touring which must make him some kind of elder statesman of folk. An evening of memorable music and matchless banter. Book early in order to avoid disappointment.

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Nerina Pallot

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Nerina Pallot

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Martyn Joseph

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Barton The Ropewalk 7.30pm

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The Levels Collective: Mairead & Anna + Galley Beggar

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Bridgwater Arts Centre 7.45pm

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Moirai

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Guildford Institute Doors 7:30pm; Music 8:00pm

This exciting new trio is a meeting of the musical minds of Jo Freya (Blowzabella, Token Women, Old Swan Band, Fraser Sisters), Sarah Matthews (Cupola, Cupola:Ward) and Melanie Biggs (All Blacked Up). Between them they play clarinet, saxophone, whistle, piano, fiddle, viola, guitar and squeezeboxes as well as sing! Having played many a tune together in sessions throughout the country they decided to knit together their various talents to form Moirai. Their repertoire includes bourrees, waltzes, hornpipes, etc. from Ireland, France, Germany and, of course, England plus songs from equally eclectic sources. Moirai means 'Spinners of Destiny' and performances weave the trio's instrumental talents with haunting vocals. The result: enchanting musical arrangements delivered with skill and a healthy dollop of humour. NOTE: If you pay full price and decide, on the night, to join the club you will be given £1.00 reduction on membership.

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Moirai

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Guildford Institute Doors 7:30pm; Music 8:00pm

This exciting new trio is a meeting of the musical minds of Jo Freya (Blowzabella, Token Women, Old Swan Band, Fraser Sisters), Sarah Matthews (Cupola, Cupola:Ward) and Melanie Biggs (All Blacked Up). Between them they play clarinet, saxophone, whistle, piano, fiddle, viola, guitar and squeezeboxes as well as sing! Having played many a tune together in sessions throughout the country they decided to knit together their various talents to form Moirai. Their repertoire includes bourrees, waltzes, hornpipes, etc. from Ireland, France, Germany and, of course, England plus songs from equally eclectic sources. Moirai means 'Spinners of Destiny' and performances weave the trio's instrumental talents with haunting vocals. The result: enchanting musical arrangements delivered with skill and a healthy dollop of humour. NOTE: If you pay full price and decide, on the night, to join the club you will be given £1.00 reduction on membership.

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The Houghton Weavers

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Shaw Playhouse2 Doors 7.00pm show at 7.30pm

An evening of fun and nostalgia from this well loved Lancashire folk band.

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Amaraterra - Pizzica Band... Traditional Music From Southern Italy

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Amaraterra is the first pizzica ensemble in London the traditional music dance and music from Salento, the heel of Italy. The millenary stratification of greek, roman, byzantine traditions and the relative insularity of the Salentine peninsula has conjured to keep alive a timeless musical treasure. U pizzicu is the poisonous bite of the tarantula spider: in rural Salento, the traditional exorcism to heal from the bite is to dance relentlessly to the frenetic, hypnotic beat of the tambourine till a state of trance is reached and healing is achieved. However, pizzica and tarantella are also the dances of the village fete all over southern Italy, an always welcomed opportunity to socialize and flirt (pizzica de core) or friendly settle scores through simulated fencing (pizzica scherma). Tarantellas and popular ballads are the backbone of Italian folk tradition, one of the richest and oldest in the world. One of the oldest musical expressions of the Mediterranean is brought to you by a group of passionate musicians and dancers living in London and enriching its great and diverse cultural life. The ever present tambourines are accompanied by a variety of instruments mandola, guitar, mouth organ, recorder, accordion, castanets, the hypnotic singing, and the thumping of dancing feet! Enjoy a night of music and dance in the great setting of the Green Note; let yourself go, heal from the bite of the spider!

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Hafdis Huld

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

http://www.hafdishuld.com/video/ Please feel free to Like Launderette Sessions on Facebook and follow @LaunderetteSess on Twitter. Tickets £10 in advance or £12 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact 0191 3841412 for further information. Mix of seating (limited) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We now have an drinks licence. Real ales, lagers, wines. ciders and spirits will be served along with OCC Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course soft drinks. PRESS for Hafdis Huld 'This is a gorgeous solo debut from the former singer with Icelandic electro-pop outfit Gus Gus. In a fragile voice that recalls Stina Nordenstam, Hafdis Huld sings dreamy, disjointed pop over gentle backings, with barbed lyrics that snag under the delicate surfaces. One song is called Ice Cream is Nice, but elsewhere, it sounds like she's offering it to some hapless ex, spiked with acid.' 3 stars, The Independent 'Hafdis Huld has a painstakingly fragile, quirky voice like Bjork crossed with Cerys Matthews on a diet of candyfloss. Her solo album delivers some minimal but deliciously skewed pop as Huld belies her gooey vocals and strummed acoustics with dark concerns and some satisfyingly nasty lyrics.' 4 stars, The Guardian 'Icelandic singer-songwriter Hafdis Huld specialises in intricate, imaginative songs. Inspired by her love of classic songwriters like Burt Bacharach, Dirty Paper Cup includes everything from campfire ballads with catchy choruses and finger-plucked guitars to DIY pop with wonky keyboards and honeyed vocals.' 4 stars, Diva Magazine 'Our Viking cousins are producing female singer-songwriters of originality, mystery and imagination women worth getting worked up about. Hafdis Huld grew up with folk music but for her it was the stories that stuck, Elves and stuff because I've got a really overactive imagination I embrace all that, she says, her accent treacle-thick despite 5 years in London. Her album, Dirty Paper Cup, was made after a series of adventures both musical and dramatic, but is full of wide-eyed innocence and curiosity. I start writing all my music as stories, as poems, she says, because I really don't want to write about (she puts on a nasal ballad voice) how much I love you and you love me and I feel your breathing and your touch. That seriously isn't all people think about not even girls.' Esquire Magazine 'Hafdis Huld is proof that Iceland's waters breed elfin pop stars who are musically original and deliciously bonkers.' The Sunday Times 'Sublime charismatic story-telling pop of the highest quality.' Clash Magazine 'She's an Icelandic siren who has already picked up a reputation as the maddest guest currently gracing interviewers couches. Her delicate melodies hark back to Bjork;s finer moments as myth maker and storyteller, to lou Reed's pop vision and Brian Wilon's twitchier keys, and Dirty Paper Cup her much acclaimed debut is just the tip of her musical iceberg. Her MySpace site has clocked up an audience equivalent to more than a 10th of the population of Iceland and rising, proving Hafdis is earning her stripes as a solo artist.' Manchester Evening News 'She's the maddest guest I've ever interviewed. I love her to bits!' Phil Jupitus, 6 Music 'An exquisite and supremely original female singer Hafdis Huld is the kind of heroine music really needs.' Play Music 'As gorgeous on the ear as the lady is on the eye an absolute sure-fire hook for the pale, sensitive boys pining for her and the fashionably quirky young girls pining to be her.' TBS 'Contains the sort of music you'll soon hear on a cool TV advert and think, Who the hell is that? London Lite 'Tunes that intrigue, entice and beguile (they) ease into your head like rays of sunshine over a range of settings that are unashamedly smart, upbeat and rather special.' 4 Stars Music OMH 'A hook-filled seductive pop album of unique charm & wit.' Top 40 'This cutie's got balls.' The Word Magazine 'Excellent full of quirky pop songs.' Napster 'You will not be able to resist.' Spill Magazine 'Weird!' The Sun 'It's very cool. We like that.' 4 stars Boyz 'Intoxicatingly spooked and skewed stuff.' NetRhythms 'Utterly addictive stuff.' Road Records

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Molecatchers Ceilidh

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Bristol Easton Community Centre 7:30pm

A public ceilidh with The Molecatchers and Phil Bassindale. Proceeds to charity.

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Before The Gold Rush: Halloween Special

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at London The Slaughtered Lamb Doors at 7.30pm. Music starts 8pm.

Scary special from the finest folk and Americana live music night in London.

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Plumhall - Thundercloud Album Launch Party!

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors at 7pm, Show starts at 8pm

We're delighted to be hosting the launch party of 'Thundercloud', the debut album by this talented duo from right here in Bradford! It promises to be a great night with DJ support from the Dig Jazz Collective and bar open to midnight! Michelle is a former member of Chumbawamba, Waking the Witch and The Accidental Tourists, and in her own right has supported Aimee Mann, Capercaillie, Ralph McTell, Nerina Pallot, Texas and Shane MacGowan to name but a few. She also provided guest vocals for Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts' UK spring 2013 tour. Nick B Hall has been a member of Magna Carta, and of the Hall Brothers band nearly all his life, and has supported Fairport Convention, Hugh Cornwell, Show of Hands, Kate Rusby, Glenn Tilbrook plus many more. Together as Plumhall they have supported Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls of The Wonderstuff, My Darling Clementine, Dan Donnelly & Jon Sevink, Torn Sail, Andy White, State of the Union, Henry Priestman and Peter Tork of The Monkees. They also recently performed with Bob Dylan's guitarist and Levon Helm's producer/multi instrumentalist Larry Campbell at the BBC Radio 2 award winning folk club The Black Swan in York.

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Rag Mama Rag - Uk Tour

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK Doors at 7.30pm (Music 8:30pm)

www.brooksbluesbar.co.uk

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Sunjay Brayne

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 19:30pm

Wychwood Folk Club Bar Available, Food, Parking Tickets in Advance = £8.00 Tickets on the Night = £10.00

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While And Matthews

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre Doors 7:30pm

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01-11-14 Sean Taylor

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Marlow Christ Church URC 8:00pm

"An absolutely superb guitarist ... reminiscent of John Martyn" - Bob Harris, Radio 2. "Sean Taylor is a wonderfully talented modern troubadour whose sincere, thoughtful songs pull you in. I've had the pleasure of sharing the stage with him. He swings. Check him out!" - Eric Bibb 'Chase The Night' is the latest album from Sean Taylor. Sean Taylor is a London-based singer and songwriter who plays guitar, piano and harmonica and has deservedly acquired some influential admirers. The album was recorded in Texas with producer and multi-instrumentalist Mark Hallman, who adds anything from bass and drums to banjo and organ. And there's even an appearance from the great Danny Thompson, famed for his work with John Martyn. It's easy to see why they are impressed. Taylor is a fine guitarist who can also handle anything from atmospheric, brooding ballads to chugging rockers, but whose best songs are studies of London life. Biddy Mulligans a moody, sad-edged lullaby about a bar on Kilburn High Road in London is a slinky, upbeat love song to the city, while River is an exuberant poem about the Thames, spoken over a sturdy blues-rock backing. Other songs are just as distinctive; Sean Taylor is definitely a man to watch. In 2009, Sean was booked onto the main Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury Festival playing to over three thousand people and selling out within minutes of the stock of CDs he took with him. Exactly the same thing happened when he supported John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater) in Switzerland. Over the last few years Sean has played at scores of festivals both in the UK and the rest of Europe, including three stages at Glastonbury, Blue Balls in Lucerne, Tolpuddle Martyrs, Tenby Blues and the Broadstairs Folk Week. Apart from his many and varied headline shows he has also supported a wide array of notable artistes including the Neville Brothers, George Benson, John Fogerty, Band of Horses, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Dukes, Nine Below Zero, Big Joe Turner, Curved Air, Otis Grand, The Groundhogs and Chicken Shack to name but a few. He has also played over a dozen gigs as part of 'Love Music, Hate Racism' campaign and wherever he performs he is always asked back. Sean has rapidly grown to be one of the hottest new names in the UK blues/acoustic scene. His incredible passion for performance, sheer talent and songwriting of the highest calibre is a testament to his frequent comparisons with John Martyn, Chris Isaak and Tom Waits. He's had extensive coverage and outstanding reviews in publications such as 'Uncut', 'Maverick', 'Classic Rock', 'Acoustic Guitar' and 'Rock N' Reel' to name but a few, and has been often accredited by BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris and Mike Harding.

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Tarras Minor

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys doors 7pm

Normally a six-piece band with drums- the group have launched an all-venue friendly Acoustic trio version (Tarras Minor) using the core of the group- singer/songwriters Ben Murray , Rory Connor and Michael Woodward Piano and accordion player Ben Murray has worked extensively in the music industry, recording and touring all over the world with artists including Seth Lakeman, The Imagined Village and Renzo Spiteri, he has been performing in the West End production of War Horse playing The Songman. Ben also performed in a duo with life-long friend Rosie Doonan, and their debut album gained them a nomination for the horizon award at the Radio 2 Folk Awards. Guitarist Rory Connor whilst new to the line-up, has an extensive musical background and is an accomplished singer and songwriter in his own right. Michael Woodward's uncle is Joss Clapp, the original bass player for Tarras. Not only has Michael taken up the role as bass player in the band, but he also uses Joss's bass and mandolin. Tarras are one of the best bands ever! Mike Harding I've loved Tarras for years, - their new album 'Warn the Waters is a phenomenal piece of work! John Renbourn

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The Full English

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Manchester RNCM. 7.30pm

On Monday 31st March 2014, The Full English release a new single from their acclaimed album of the same name; two traditional songs Arthur O'Bradley and Man in the Moon featuring Fay Hield, with traditional singer & fiddle player, Nancy Kerr, boundary-crossing, award-winning singer/songwriter, Seth Lakeman, internationally renowned guitarist, Martin Simpson, double bassist of choice, Ben Nicolls and two of the most dazzling, in-demand multi-instrumentalists playing today, Rob Harbron & Sam Sweeney.

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Macka B

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 9pm

Doors open 9pm Macka B is one of the most popular reggae artists to ever come out of the UK. With releases spanning three decades and collaborations with Gregory Isaacs, Luciano and Mad Professor to name a few. He is known for his unique lyrical delivery addressing topics from veganism to police racism, social media to nuclear power. He plays shows from Latin America to Africa, Jamaica to Japan delivering word, sound and power. CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Macka B

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 9pm

Doors open 9pm Macka B is one of the most popular reggae artists to ever come out of the UK. With releases spanning three decades and collaborations with Gregory Isaacs, Luciano and Mad Professor to name a few. He is known for his unique lyrical delivery addressing topics from veganism to police racism, social media to nuclear power. He plays shows from Latin America to Africa, Jamaica to Japan delivering word, sound and power. CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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The Proof With Paul Cox & Roger Cotton

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Hooley The Venue Doors Open at 8:00 pm

THE PROOF came about after successful tours backing both PAUL COX and CHARLIE FABERT. It was decided they should record together as a fully formed band and attempt to storm the Blues world. Paul Cox sings Soul and Blues like no other. His power and charisma have resulted in his performing with some of the very best talent on the planet. With new band THE PROOF, Paul has teamed up with distinguished musicians Roger Cotton, Peter Stroud, Nigel Hardy and Mike Summerland. With Paul's voice and the band's outstanding musicianship, THE PROOF are already burning up stages across the UK and beyond. Paul's played in Hooley a few times before and built up a following like no other. But now with The Proof recording their debut CD and ripping apart the blues world this will be some kind of homecoming party. The bar'll be open and it'll be a night to remember as the blues comes back to Hooley. Doors open at 8 and tickets are strictly limited so book yours in advance today and join the party!

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Talisman

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Dorchester Arts Centre 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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Talisman

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Dorchester Arts Centre 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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Tarras Minor

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys doors 7pm

Normally a six-piece band with drums- the group have launched an all-venue friendly Acoustic trio version (Tarras Minor) using the core of the group- singer/songwriters Ben Murray , Rory Connor and Michael Woodward Piano and accordion player Ben Murray has worked extensively in the music industry, recording and touring all over the world with artists including Seth Lakeman, The Imagined Village and Renzo Spiteri, he has been performing in the West End production of War Horse playing The Songman. Ben also performed in a duo with life-long friend Rosie Doonan, and their debut album gained them a nomination for the horizon award at the Radio 2 Folk Awards. Guitarist Rory Connor whilst new to the line-up, has an extensive musical background and is an accomplished singer and songwriter in his own right. Michael Woodward's uncle is Joss Clapp, the original bass player for Tarras. Not only has Michael taken up the role as bass player in the band, but he also uses Joss's bass and mandolin.

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Catweazle's 20th Birthday

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Oxford Holywell Rooms Doors 7.30pm

Oxford legendary Catweazle Club celebrates its 20th anniversary in style, with performances from many of its leading lights at the Holywell Music Room.

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Monroe's Revenge

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

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 -------- MONROE'S REVENGE is one of the most popular bluegrass bands working in Britain today. They play raw, rootsy, traditional bluegrass, aiming to capture the raw energy of the early pioneers Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers, and Flatt & Scruggs and apply it to more recent songs. Ballads of bad men and murder, heartache and loneliness, trains, planes and rabbit huntin' are interspersed with hard-driving virtuoso instrumentals from fiddle, banjo and mandolin. Band founder Roger Blackbourn (banjo) is celebrating a quarter of a century of Monroe's Revenge. The current line-up, considered by many to be the best ever, includes lead singer and guitarist Dave Plane, himself a veteran performer as a solo artist since the 1960s, demon hippy mandolinist Joe Hymas, fiddler Richard Partridge and Dick Embery on double bass.

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Eastern Beats Extravaganza Presents The Op Sa! + Don Kipper

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Stephen Simmons

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at High Wycombe Secret venue 8.00pm/ doors 7pm.

touring to promote two releases since last years visit,silly sad & true, & what the midnight swallows,nashvilles nashvilles Stephen simmons returns to Europe in fall 2014.

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Uilleann Pipes & Nyckelharpa - Swann & Dyer, Tiarnan O Duinchinn, Steve Turner

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8pm - 11pm

The haunting sound of the Irish pipes meets the exotic strains of the Swedish keyed fiddle. Featuring Tiarnan O Duinchinn, Steve Turner, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer. Vicki Swan (Scottish smallpipes, Swedish nyckelharpa, flute, English border pipes, Swedish bagpipes, double bass) & Jonny Dyer (guitar) have developed a strong reputation for a delivering great performances time and time again. Once known mainly for for their instrumental skills with Scottish smallpipes, accordion and Swedish nyckelharpa, they are now being accepted as impressive song arrangers and writers. Vicki & Jonny effortlessly blend traditional material with contemporary interpretations whilst equally creating original self penned tunes and songs that are entirely at home in the tradition. Out of this combination they have developed a sound that is both familiar and fresh. Steve Turner has been playing the Uilleann pipes for over 21 years and is mainly self taught. Steve regularly teaches at pipers tionols and clubs in the UK and abroad and offers supportive and patient tuition to pipers of all standards. Tiarnán O Duinnchinn was one of the founding members of Dorsa which recorded The Wild Music of the Gael in 1998. The E.P. Banks of Red Roses was released in 2002. He toured extensively with Máíre Ní Bhraonáín from 1997-2001 and recorded two albums: Whisper to the Wild Water and Two Horizons. From 1996-1999 Tiarnán was a member of Aoife Ní Fhearraigh band and he toured with Martin Quinn playing all over Europe with a regular spot in John D. McGurk's, St. Louis, U.S for 3-4 years. Tiarnán has been touring and performing on a regular basis since 1995. His music has taken him to Europe, United States, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Australia. Find put more: www.tiarnan.ie

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Uilleann Pipes & Nyckelharpa - Swann & Dyer, Tiarnan O Duinchinn, Steve Turner

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8pm - 11pm

The haunting sound of the Irish pipes meets the exotic strains of the Swedish keyed fiddle. Featuring Tiarnan O Duinchinn, Steve Turner, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer. Vicki Swan (Scottish smallpipes, Swedish nyckelharpa, flute, English border pipes, Swedish bagpipes, double bass) & Jonny Dyer (guitar) have developed a strong reputation for a delivering great performances time and time again. Once known mainly for for their instrumental skills with Scottish smallpipes, accordion and Swedish nyckelharpa, they are now being accepted as impressive song arrangers and writers. Vicki & Jonny effortlessly blend traditional material with contemporary interpretations whilst equally creating original self penned tunes and songs that are entirely at home in the tradition. Out of this combination they have developed a sound that is both familiar and fresh. Steve Turner has been playing the Uilleann pipes for over 21 years and is mainly self taught. Steve regularly teaches at pipers tionols and clubs in the UK and abroad and offers supportive and patient tuition to pipers of all standards. Tiarnán O Duinnchinn was one of the founding members of Dorsa which recorded The Wild Music of the Gael in 1998. The E.P. Banks of Red Roses was released in 2002. He toured extensively with Máíre Ní Bhraonáín from 1997-2001 and recorded two albums: Whisper to the Wild Water and Two Horizons. From 1996-1999 Tiarnán was a member of Aoife Ní Fhearraigh band and he toured with Martin Quinn playing all over Europe with a regular spot in John D. McGurk's, St. Louis, U.S for 3-4 years. Tiarnán has been touring and performing on a regular basis since 1995. His music has taken him to Europe, United States, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Australia. Find put more: www.tiarnan.ie

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Virgil & The Accelerators

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Swansea The Scene 7.30pm

Up and coming British rock n blues band

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Martha Tilston

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Dorchester Arts Centre 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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Martha Tilston

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Dorchester Arts Centre 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Otley Courthouse 8pm

NORDIC FIDDLERS BLOC Sunday 2 November 8pm We loved the interplay between these 3 fine young fiddlers on their last visit and are delighted to offer you another opportunity to enjoy the magical dynamic created by The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc Olav Luksengård Mjelva, Anders Hall and Kevin Henderson from Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Islands respectively. Using both the traditional fiddle and the distinctive 8-stringed Hardanger fiddle, Nordic Fiddler's Bloc play music of variety and complexity, with moments of exquisite subtlety and genuine beauty. Their sound is unique as they blend three individual styles from these Nordic regions but still allow their three distinct flavours and sense of humour to come through. Tickets: £12/£10 in advance, £13/£11 on the door. thenordicfiddlersbloc.com

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Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Otley Courthouse 8pm

NORDIC FIDDLERS BLOC Sunday 2 November 8pm We loved the interplay between these 3 fine young fiddlers on their last visit and are delighted to offer you another opportunity to enjoy the magical dynamic created by The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc Olav Luksengård Mjelva, Anders Hall and Kevin Henderson from Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Islands respectively. Using both the traditional fiddle and the distinctive 8-stringed Hardanger fiddle, Nordic Fiddler's Bloc play music of variety and complexity, with moments of exquisite subtlety and genuine beauty. Their sound is unique as they blend three individual styles from these Nordic regions but still allow their three distinct flavours and sense of humour to come through. Tickets: £12/£10 in advance, £13/£11 on the door. thenordicfiddlersbloc.com

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Kathryn Tickell And The Side (quartet)

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 7.30pm

Doors open 7.30pm Seated show Kathryn Tickell is the foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes, a composer, performer and successful recording artist whose work is deeply rooted in the landscape and people of Northumbria. Kathryn is currently recording and touring with her new folk-classical ensemble The Side, comprising Louisa Tuck (cello), Ruth Wall (harp) and Amy Thatcher (accordion, clog dancing). With support from the PRS for Music Foundation, she is writing and commisioning new work. This follows a busy 2013 when Kathryn was awarded "Musician of the Year" in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Her album "Northumbrian Voices" won "Best Traditional Album" in the Spiral Earth Awards, voted for by the public. Kathryn initiated and was Artistic Director for "The Festival of the North East", a celebration of arts across the region. Included in the programme was "One Night in Gateshead" where Kathryn's new pieces for Royal Northern Sinfonia were premiered; this night also saw the premiere performance by The Side. CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Kathryn Tickell And The Side (quartet)

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 7.30pm

Doors open 7.30pm Seated show Kathryn Tickell is the foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes, a composer, performer and successful recording artist whose work is deeply rooted in the landscape and people of Northumbria. Kathryn is currently recording and touring with her new folk-classical ensemble The Side, comprising Louisa Tuck (cello), Ruth Wall (harp) and Amy Thatcher (accordion, clog dancing). With support from the PRS for Music Foundation, she is writing and commisioning new work. This follows a busy 2013 when Kathryn was awarded "Musician of the Year" in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Her album "Northumbrian Voices" won "Best Traditional Album" in the Spiral Earth Awards, voted for by the public. Kathryn initiated and was Artistic Director for "The Festival of the North East", a celebration of arts across the region. Included in the programme was "One Night in Gateshead" where Kathryn's new pieces for Royal Northern Sinfonia were premiered; this night also saw the premiere performance by The Side. CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Gigspanner

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Peter Knight of Steeleye Span fame leads this brilliant trio in a concert with a blistering world tour of music.

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Gigspanner

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Peter Knight of Steeleye Span fame leads this brilliant trio in a concert with a blistering world tour of music.

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Rachel Sermanni

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Hailing from Carrbridge, Rachel Sermanni is a recent addition to the folk scene, but has already toured with a number of well-known folk and indie artists such as Mumford and Sons, Rumer and Elvis Costello. Influenced by musicians such as Eva Cassidy, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan, she was showcased at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow and The Herald, chose her as one of their stars of 2012 the year she also released her first album, Under Mountains. For this, her first visit to the Universal Hall, Rachel will be joined by Jennifer Austin on the piano and Colin Macleod on the guitar. Her new album Live in Dawson City is released in October 2014. Support will be from Miss Irenie Rose - a young singer-songwriter from the Isle of Lewis whose voice has drawn comparisons to those of Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez.

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Rachel Sermanni

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Hailing from Carrbridge, Rachel Sermanni is a recent addition to the folk scene, but has already toured with a number of well-known folk and indie artists such as Mumford and Sons, Rumer and Elvis Costello. Influenced by musicians such as Eva Cassidy, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan, she was showcased at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow and The Herald, chose her as one of their stars of 2012 the year she also released her first album, Under Mountains. For this, her first visit to the Universal Hall, Rachel will be joined by Jennifer Austin on the piano and Colin Macleod on the guitar. Her new album Live in Dawson City is released in October 2014. Support will be from Miss Irenie Rose - a young singer-songwriter from the Isle of Lewis whose voice has drawn comparisons to those of Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez.

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Rachel Sermanni

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Hailing from Carrbridge, Rachel Sermanni is a recent addition to the folk scene, but has already toured with a number of well-known folk and indie artists such as Mumford and Sons, Rumer and Elvis Costello. Influenced by musicians such as Eva Cassidy, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan, she was showcased at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow and The Herald, chose her as one of their stars of 2012 the year she also released her first album, Under Mountains. For this, her first visit to the Universal Hall, Rachel will be joined by Jennifer Austin on the piano and Colin Macleod on the guitar. Her new album Live in Dawson City is released in October 2014. Support will be from Miss Irenie Rose - a young singer-songwriter from the Isle of Lewis whose voice has drawn comparisons to those of Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez.

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Martin Carthy

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm, music from 8pm

THE best-known and best-loved English folksong interpreter and innovator. A regular visitor over our many decades of operation! Erm, best come along early!

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Martin Carthy

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm, music from 8pm

THE best-known and best-loved English folksong interpreter and innovator. A regular visitor over our many decades of operation! Erm, best come along early!

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Harp And A Monkey: All Life Is Here

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Electro folk storytellers, based very much in the culture of northern working class life, Harp and a Monkey are one of the most charismatic things in contemporary English folk. Mixing tradition and modern they sing of universal issues: Old Wives Tales, the end of industry, days out with sand filled butties in an intriguing blend of electronics and ramshackle" folk, according to Radio 2's Mark Radcliffe. The first half of tonight's performance will be regular Harp and a Monkey material; this will be followed by a special new show to commemorate the centenary of the Great War. The band are uniquely placed to provide a captivating mix of songs and stories about the war to end all wars singer and raconteur Martin Purdy has published three books on the First World War (including one for the BBC's Who Do You Think You Are? franchise). The show will feature original songs as well as tunes contemporary to the conflict done in Harp and a Monkey's own inimitable style. The performances will avoid the usual clichés and instead address many fresh social and cultural issues, including the importance of song both for the troops and those at home. Audiences can, of course, expect the band's usual mix of poignancy and humour.

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Luka Bloom

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge Doors 7pm for 8pm start

With a poet's heart and a rocker's soul, Luka Bloom is regarded as one of Ireland's best-respected contemporary folk artists. Producing 20 albums since the 1970s, Bloom continues to push the boundaries of what his music can do, and is still making provocative, poetic music that delves deep into the intricacies of the human soul. Kevin Barry Moore, as he was named, came from the land of St Brigid in Co. Kildare, Ireland. Brought up in a musical family; he is the younger brother of renowned singer and songwriter Christy Moore. On his way to New York, where he settled in 1987, he decided to embrace fully the change of leaving the homeland and became officially for the first time Luka Bloom 'Luka' from the Suzanne Vega song, and 'Bloom' - Joyce's great Dubliner from Ulysses. Luka Bloom has the power to bring audiences to a hush as his poetic lyrics bounce over melodies in a beautiful, captivating way, then rouse the spirit of the audience to the ceiling when he changes the tempo. Luka has a brand new album, Head and Heart, released in spring of 2014. 'someone whose quest is far from over, but whose comfort in his own skin bears testament to a road well travelled. And the music's not half-bad either. Magnificent.' SIOBHÁN LONG - THE IRISH TIMES 'Bloom never fails to deliver an entertaining show, and you are hereby advised to catch him at a town near you.' - MIKE FARRAGHER - IRISH VOICE "I'm allergic to nostalgia. Long nights reminiscing about the good old days are a bit of a yawn to me. Much more excited by the good now days, the next song, the next gig, the seed of the next record.... And yet, perhaps it's ok to press the pause button for a moment, and reflect a tiny bit on experiences over a period of time. Not dwell too long; just feel it again, pay respect to the places and the people." "Every gig is precious. Whether the Spa in Lisdoonvarna, Carre in Amsterdam, or the Melbourne Concert Hall, the privilege is the same, as is the commitment to the gig." Luka Bloom www.lukabloom.com MORE INFO From YouTube I've been fortunate to have seen Luka 3 times, he never lets you down. This is one of many great songs, from this great musician. Luka is my favourite and hero. With his songs he saved my life and it's obvious that he is not aware of it. Luka could only be 'overlooked' (as someone suggested here) by those who haven't yet recognised he is the best singer/musician in Ireland. He has huge respect and a solid fan base from those who do. I'm his biggest fan - he is serious perfection musically. Get there to see him live in action if he's somewhere near you. You won't forget it. The man is alive......and really amazing on stage. No one can sing a love song, like Luka Bloom! For years Luka's music has spoken to me. It has been with me through some very difficult times and some great joys. This song is among those that speak the loudest. From Amazon If you haven't heard Luka live, then you have missed out. Here is the greatest singer /songwriter /musician to come out of Ireland. Luka's Platinum collection is a worthy reminder of his professionalism over decades. I'm one of his biggest fans, so what can I say? Buy Luka and take any opportunity to hear one great artist live if he's on stage anywhere near you. You'll be back for more. IF ONLINE BOOKING SAYS 'NOT AVAILABLE' (ON THE DAY OF THE CONCERT) CHECK WEBSITE WWW.FOLKINTHEBARN.CO.UK FOR AVAILABILITY ON THE DOOR

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Jenna Reid And Kevin Mackenzie/tea And Tunes

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 4.00pm (doors 3.30pm)

Usually seen centre stage with Highland supergroup Blazin' Fiddles, Jenna also appears with Rant, and still finds time to tour with Kevin Mackenzie, last seen and heard at the Hall with the Scottish Guitar Quartet. The fusion of such highly talented musicians and composers with such wide-ranging backgrounds (Kevin's new CD features arrangements of music by The Blue Nile) is bound to produce some musical fireworks! As always, afternoon tea and home baking in the interval is included in the ticket price.

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Jenna Reid And Kevin Mackenzie/tea And Tunes

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 4.00pm (doors 3.30pm)

Usually seen centre stage with Highland supergroup Blazin' Fiddles, Jenna also appears with Rant, and still finds time to tour with Kevin Mackenzie, last seen and heard at the Hall with the Scottish Guitar Quartet. The fusion of such highly talented musicians and composers with such wide-ranging backgrounds (Kevin's new CD features arrangements of music by The Blue Nile) is bound to produce some musical fireworks! As always, afternoon tea and home baking in the interval is included in the ticket price.

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Greg Trooper

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at High Wycombe Secret venue 6pm/ doors 7pm

greg trooper returns to tour the uk in November 2014,a great nights entertainment ! so many great songs.

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Mairearad And Anna

on Mon, 3 Nov 2014 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music Starts 8:30pm

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. ----------------------- Two of Scotland's most revered multi-instrumentalists, Mairearad Green (accordion and bagpipes) and Anna Massie (guitar, banjo, fiddle) are a truly captivating duo, providing a highly energetic performance with an instantly warm and friendly stage presence. Having played alongside each other for over ten years, they revel in an intuitive approach to each other's musical ideas and interpretations, and an "almost telepathic communication" on stage (Hi-Arts), effortlessly showcasing the fruits of duo partnership to the highest level , creating "music more than the sum of just two parts" (The Scotsman). Now based in Glasgow, Mairearad and Anna both grew up in the Scottish Highlands amidst very similar musical backgrounds (most notably, mandolin playing Dads!), and so share an innate understanding of Scottish culture and music. As a duo they have enjoyed many successes, including five stars in The Scotsman and high praise from KT Tunstall, becoming a much-loved live act. Their two albums - 2009's eponymous debut, and Doubling in 2013 - have both met wide critical acclaim, Mairearad and Anna was recorded live, just the two musicians - the live double act - whilst Doubling features many layered tracks, building a more complex sound, though still just from the two musicians. At the heart of Doubling remains the live duo sets, intricately arranged and executed with symbiotic sympathy, enhancing their "must-see" reputation. Both award-winners, Mairearad and Anna can also, individually, be seen performing with a number of well-known bands and artists; The Poozies, Blazin' Fiddles, Bella Hardy, and Box Club, and together they join Scotland's one and only Celtic Big Band, The Unusual Suspects.

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Luke Daniels: What's Here What's Gone

on Mon, 3 Nov 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Over the course of a twenty-year career Luke Daniels has already earned his place on the UK Folk scene as a virtuoso melodeon player with the likes of Riverdance, De Dannan and Ian Anderson, whilst performing with his own band at The London Jazz Festival, The Royal Festival Hall. He has also worked alongside Howard Shore and The London Philharmonic Orchestra as a soloist on the movie soundtracks for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and is currently a regular member of The Cara Dillon Band. Already an acclaimed Folk musician and composer, Luke's talents as a singer-songwriter, his immaculate acoustic guitar playing and insightful, honest lyrics; are also becoming widely recognised. A new force to reckon with (The Guardian) A Dylanesque quality to his music ( Scottish Metro)

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Kirk Fletcher With The Katie Bradley Band

on Mon, 3 Nov 2014 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors at 8pm. Music starts at 8.30 ends at 11pm

Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, Kirk Fletcher has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the globe. He is a four-time Blues Music Award nominee and has played with a variety of popular artists, including a four-year role as lead guitarist of The Fabulous Thunderbirds. He is also the frontman of his own band, having released three studio albums. A live album and a fourth studio album are currently in the works. This is Kirks first visit to the UK, so a great opportunity to be part of history! Kirk is hands-down one of the best blues guitarists in the world. Joe Bonamassa Few artists have independently travelled so quickly, after releasing a self-released album, and Katie Bradley is increasingly gaining momentum and emerging as a Great British Blues Artist embarking on the forefront of The British and International Blues music scene Blessed with a truly expressive range, a powerful but delicate voice; Katie's musicianship takes on another dynamic with highly sought after Blues harp playing. Katie Bradley's music is a unique and contemporary take on the classic feel of Blues, Gospel and Soul; with a library of heart felt songs of rare emotion and integrity

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Kirk Fletcher With The Katie Bradley Band

on Mon, 3 Nov 2014 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors at 8pm. Music starts at 8.30 ends at 11pm

Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, Kirk Fletcher has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the globe. He is a four-time Blues Music Award nominee and has played with a variety of popular artists, including a four-year role as lead guitarist of The Fabulous Thunderbirds. He is also the frontman of his own band, having released three studio albums. A live album and a fourth studio album are currently in the works. This is Kirks first visit to the UK, so a great opportunity to be part of history! Kirk is hands-down one of the best blues guitarists in the world. Joe Bonamassa Few artists have independently travelled so quickly, after releasing a self-released album, and Katie Bradley is increasingly gaining momentum and emerging as a Great British Blues Artist embarking on the forefront of The British and International Blues music scene Blessed with a truly expressive range, a powerful but delicate voice; Katie's musicianship takes on another dynamic with highly sought after Blues harp playing. Katie Bradley's music is a unique and contemporary take on the classic feel of Blues, Gospel and Soul; with a library of heart felt songs of rare emotion and integrity

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James Keelaghan & Hugh Mcmillan

on Mon, 3 Nov 2014 at Chesham Folk Club 8:30pm - 11:00pm. Door open 8:15

James Keelaghan is one of Canada best exports. He is a warm, passionate and articulate songwriter and performer. His passionate mix of roots rock, Americana, and contemporary folk has established has established his career as a truly international performer He is joined by his regular touring partner, multi-instrumentalist Hugh McMillan who plays octave mandolin, mandolin, bass, fretless bass, 8 String Bass, pedal steel and lap steel, just for starters.

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Twelfth Day

on Mon, 3 Nov 2014 at London Servant Jazz Quarters Doors 7.30pm

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Twelfth Day

on Mon, 3 Nov 2014 at London Servant Jazz Quarters Doors 7.30pm

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Barrule

on Tue, 4 Nov 2014 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music starts 8:30pm

The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. ------------------------------------------- The unique sound of traditional Manx music is the Celtic World's best kept secret. This is set to change with the introduction of Barrule, an exciting new trio hellbent on taking the Isle of Man's music to a much wider audience. Named after the famous Manx summit where legend says the ancient Celtic God Manannan MacLir stalked his mighty fortress, Barrule fuses three distinct musical forces gifted 19 year-old fiddle-player Tomas Callister, accordion wizard Jamie Smith (of Mabon) and Adam Rhodes (Mabon and Manx band King Chiaullee)on bouzouki. Together this versatile acoustic unit creates a powerful and wholly distinctive sound.

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Mairearad Green And Anna Massie

on Tue, 4 Nov 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe doors 7.30pm

Two of Scotland's most revered multi-instrumentalists, Mairearad Green (accordion and bagpipes) and Anna Massie (guitar, banjo, fiddle) are a truly captivating duo, providing a highly energetic performance with an instantly warm and friendly stage presence. Having played alongside each other for over ten years, they revel in an intuitive approach to each other's musical ideas and interpretations, and an "almost telepathic communication" on stage (Hi-Arts), where they create music more than the sum of just two parts (The Scotsman), effortlessly showcasing the fruits of duo partnership to the highest level. Now based in Glasgow, Mairearad and Anna both grew up in the Scottish Highlands amidst very similar musical backgrounds (most notably, mandolin playing Dads!), and so share an innate understanding of Scottish culture and music. As a duo they have enjoyed many successes, including five stars in The Scotsman and high praise from KT Tunstall, becoming a much-loved live act. Their two albums 2009's eponymous debut, and Doubling in 2013 have both met wide critical acclaim. Mairearad and Anna was recorded live, just the two musicians the live double act whilst Doubling features many layered tracks, building a more complex sound, though still just from the two musicians. At the heart of Doubling remains the live duo sets, intricately arranged and executed with symbiotic sympathy, enhancing their must-see reputation. Both award-winners, Mairearad and Anna can also, individually, be seen performing with a number of well-known bands and artists; The Poozies, Blazin' Fiddles, Bella Hardy, and Box Club, and together they join Scotland's one and only Celtic Big Band, The Unusual Suspects. ...the camaraderie and sheer fun of musical collaboration is plainly evident and infectious. Songlines You guys were killing itamazing playing! KT Tunstall full of energy and verve.first class R2 Magazine An exuberant, beautifully recorded albumcrisp, clean and crystalline. fRoots The young Scottish duo of accordionist Mairearad Green and Anna Massie, on guitar and banjoin sparkling style, performed largely original material with frequent playfulness of delivery belying their formidable technical prowess, in music that seemed much more than the sum of just two parts ***** (FIVE STARS) The Scotsman

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Ray Cooper

on Tue, 4 Nov 2014 at Leicester The Musician Doors 8.00pm

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Heg And The Wolf Chorus

on Tue, 4 Nov 2014 at London Surya Doors at 7.30pm

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Crh Music Presents The Delines

on Tue, 4 Nov 2014 at Bristol The Tunnels Doors at 7.30pm

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Luka Bloom

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30PM

Christie Moore's younger brother Luka Bloom.With a poet's heart and a rockster's soul, Luka Bloom is regarded as one of Ireland's best respected contemporary folk artists. His breakthrough 'The Acoustic Motorbike' features the hit cover of L.L.Cool J'sI Need Love, which Rolling Stone said "the prospect of a folksy Irish rocker covering a rap ballad may seem strange, but experimenting with different forms is precisely what keeps established traditions vital." Having produced 20 albums since the 1970s, Luka's brand new album is titled 'Head And Heart

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Gren Bartley Band

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath Doors 7.15pm, start 7.45pm

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The Treacherous Orchestra

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at London The Borderline Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music Starts 8:00pm

Nominated in the BEST GROUP Category for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013 The Treacherous Orchestra story is one of many strands, a tale told spanning the length and breadth of Scotland. An un-definable collective force fusing people, concepts, styles and influences, shaping a musical supergroup that defies description. From the North to the South, East to the West they came, converging in the musical melting-pot of Glasgow, trading ideas over beers and playing music with ferocity, verve and passion. This is a tale of musical origins These roots and strands the essence of the band are the stories of the members themselves, all emerging from their own musical habitat and adding their own distinctive identity. The band is composed of seasoned musicians who are already treading notable paths and reaching international recognition with other bands as performers, arrangers and composers. Those bands that have gone before them, the likes of Martyn Bennett's Cuilinn Music, Wolfstone, Peatbog Faeries, Shooglenifty and Salsa Celtica tell the tale of a country full of bright musical minds, ideas, innovation and evolution. It is a tale that continues with the rise of this epic Orchestra.

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Ferocious Dog

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds doors 7.30pm

Creating their own take on Traditional Celtic folk, Ferocious Dog takes the traditional instruments; fiddles, whistles, mandolins and mixes them up with a bit of, raw, buzz saw rock n' roll attitude.With their unique, aggressive yet feel good music they tear up venues across the country often bringing their faithful Hell Hounds along for the ride Folk punk says it all. Consider the band's name', Ferocious Dog leaves little room for doubt. Then again, there's a lot to be said for removing ambiguity from the outset. And that's what you get from Ferocious Dog's self titled debut album nothing ambiguous, nothing diluted, nothing toned down just pedal to the metal, high energy folk punk

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The Old Dance School

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

The Old Dance School's expansive landscapes of ear-bending contemporary folk place them as true innovators of the genre. Duelling fiddles, soaring brass crescendos, and irresistible grooves, their live show charts their remarkable journey from ballet school basement jam sessions and cowshed rehearsals, to remote lighthouses, to headline appearances at international festivals. The Old Dance School takes it's name from the old Betty Fox School of Ballet in Birmingham, then legendary jam session venue, where the band first formed in 2006. Championed by BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris, the septet's provocative songs and cinematic sound has received plaudits throughout the country, from press and audiences alike, including Songlines Top Of The World 2010, and The Scotsman's Album of the Year. "Ear bending and Radiant Album of the Year" SCOTSMAN "Absolutely stunning... Full on, full of life, and verve!" MIKE HARDING, BBC RADIO 2 "Truly exciting, awe-inspiring music" (5-stars) SONGLINES www.theolddanceschool.com www.facebook.com/theolddanceschool Follow us on twitter: @olddanceschool

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The Beaubowbelles

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Citing musical influences that span gypsy and western folk, country, blues and classical, The BeauBowBelles armed with their close-part harmonies, driving rhythms and soulful melodies have attracted a dedicated fan-base and have seen them great success on both the festival circuit and the London alternative music scene. vwww.thebeaubowbelles.com Their harmonies were perfect. The originals were perfect. The band was perfect. (Blood Sugar Sex Musik) "A four-piece, multi-instrumental, nostalgia-bedecked harmony machine fiendishly catchy examples of the finest songwriting you will ever hear." (The Phono Vault)

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Crh Music Presents The Mastersons

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at Bristol Kings Arms Doors at 7.30pm

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Crh Music Presents The Mastersons

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at Bristol Kings Arms Doors at 7.30pm

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Mary Gauthier

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at London Kings Place 8pm

A Louisiana-native turned Nashville-resident, Mary Gauthier (it's French pronounced Go-SHAY) has had an extraordinary life. A teenage runaway who found her first shelter among addicts and drag queens, struggled with drug addiction and became a chef/owner of three restaurants in Boston before selling them in 2001 to become a full time songwriter. She has subsequently received countless accolades for her six studio albums. The New York Times music writer John Pareles picked 2001's Filth and Fire as the #1 Indy release of the year, 2005's Mercy Now earned her the Americana Music Association's New/Emerging Artist of the Year title and 2011's The Foundling was named as one of the Records of the Year by the LA Times. Mary's songs have been praised by both Bob Dylan and Tom Waits and recorded by Jimmy Buffett, Blake Shelton, Boy George, Tim McGraw, Candi Staton amongst others. Her latest release, Trouble and Love, is winning rave reviews and includes How You Learn To Live Alone, co-written with Gretchen Peters and featured in Season II of the hit TV show Nashville. On the record, the legendary Duane Eddy plays guitar on this song.

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Tamikrest

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at Coventry The Tin at The Coal Vaults 8.00pm

Part of Coventry Peace Festival Tamikrest is one of the best blues bands to come out of the Sahara. Since 2006 they have been honing their unique and singular style and their new album 'Chatma' (meaning My Sisters) is the ultimate outcome. It is dedicated to all the women who suffer in silence, far away from the eye of the television cameras, wounded by conflict. Tamikrest hail from Kidal in Mali, a town which became one of the strategic strongholds of radical Islamists. The peace-loving young Tuaregs of Tamikrest (the name of the group means 'gathering') regret this all the more, since their songs have always expressed the sufferings of their people and their struggle for recognition of their identity. http://youtu.be/APSCPAAs6LQ

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Tamikrest

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at Coventry The Tin at The Coal Vaults 8.00pm

Part of Coventry Peace Festival Tamikrest is one of the best blues bands to come out of the Sahara. Since 2006 they have been honing their unique and singular style and their new album 'Chatma' (meaning My Sisters) is the ultimate outcome. It is dedicated to all the women who suffer in silence, far away from the eye of the television cameras, wounded by conflict. Tamikrest hail from Kidal in Mali, a town which became one of the strategic strongholds of radical Islamists. The peace-loving young Tuaregs of Tamikrest (the name of the group means 'gathering') regret this all the more, since their songs have always expressed the sufferings of their people and their struggle for recognition of their identity. http://youtu.be/APSCPAAs6LQ

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Michael Messer & Ed Genis

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Michael Messer is one of the finest slide players on the planet, with stunning rhythm guitarist Ed Genis. This is one of the best blues & roots duos in the world". Time Out, London. Michael Messer is a virtuoso slide guitarist performing some of the greatest blues tunes produced this century. His playing encompasses the entire history of the blues and slide guitar, and is highly individual and contemporary. Messer's haunting vocals and stunning acoustic and electric slide guitar playing, ooze authenticity and integrity. His use of turntables in the Second Mind Band and more recently his trio with Indian slide guitar and tabla, add new elements to the blues. The American magazine 'Spirit' listed Michael as one of the greatest slide guitarists ever, alongside Son House, Duane Allman and Ry Cooder. Michael Messer is a master of slide guitar and a blues innovator. After thirty years of touring and making records, Michael Messer always captivates his audience. Being British with an international reputation for blues slide guitar is a rarity in itself, but Messer's obsessive appetite for knowledge of his art is virtually unrivalled, and his reputation as an elder statesman of the Blues and as a master of slide guitar is becoming legendary. Michael Messer's accolades include a USA number one blues album with 'King Guitar', and the award for 'Best International Blues Guitar Album' with 'Second Mind'. Michael is included in the 'Virgin Encyclopedia of the Blues', where his name appears alongside many of the blues masters that inspired him as a young man. Johnny Cash was a fan of Michael Messer's music and wrote the liner notes for his album 'Rhythm Oil'. The only other album Cash did this for, was Bob Dylan's 'Nashville Skyline'. Michael has appeared in his own blues slide guitar episode of the BBC TV series, 'Zingzillas'. He also has a successful brand of MM guitar products, including 'Michael Messer Resonator Guitars', 'Michael Messer National Guitar Strings', and Michael Messer Slide Guitar Tuition DVDs. During the past year Michael Messer has produced two highly acclaimed debut albums; Lucy Zirins 'Chasing Clocks' and Earl 'Peanuts & Monkeys'. Ed Genis started playing guitar in the early 1960s and is a master musician. When he was in his teens Ed was inspired by seeing the Shadows and many of the blues 'greats' at the legendary Riki Tik Club. For over four decades Ed has played guitar in a wide range of bands and musical styles, but it is for his many years playing guitar with Michael Messer that Ed Genis is so well known and respected among musicians and blues & roots music aficionados. A Michael Messer & Ed Genis performance is more than an acoustic blues concert. Heavily rooted in the blues, this duo explores many different areas of roots and world musical styles. Michael & Ed have an intuitive telepathic rapport with each other on stage; Messer's superb slide guitar playing and his slick sound is enhanced by Ed Genis's dexterous mastery of the rhythm guitar. The show is a mesmerizing mix of original material and classics performed in a relaxed style by two masters of their art at the top of their game, and features some of the best guitar playing in the world. What I hear here is the real thing - Bare-bones blues gut-bucket rural rock. This record carried me away to a long time ago, down a delta dirt road to a land of my musical good-old-day-sing. PSDon't squeeze the trigger, if you can't stand the recoil. Johnny Cash Michael Messer and Ed Genis received a five minute standing ovation. It was a privilege to witness a faultless set of mesmerizing world class blues. GW - Blues Matters! Went to see Michael Messer and Ed Genis on Friday night. They were out of this world! Jane, Surrey - BBC Radio 2 Paul Jones Show Forum Michael Messer is a musician with a reputation as one of the foremost exponents of slide guitar, and on this performance, that reputation was totally merited. In Ed Genis he has a more than able second guitar player, whose versatility as a support was superior to some lead players. This was an excellent performance by two musicians at the top of their game. Bill Smith Blues In Britain Michael Messer is hailed as the greatest slide guitar player this side of the pond. Accompanied by the brilliant Ed Genis, he caressed and bent the strings of his vast array of guitars to generate some of the most memorable blues I've ever heard, never once letting his expertise eclipse the spirit of the songs. His vocals were superb. The haunting lyrics of Crow Blues will stay with me forever. The evening was a revelation to all. Jackie Larmour - Aldershot News It's Messer's vocals which are the real revelation: heartfelt and pained, full of trial and struggle just like the best blues. If he were American he'd be right behind Eric Bibb & Alvin Youngblood Heart in the hipness sweepstakes. Sid Griffin - Q magazine This was a first time appearance for Michael & Ed in Crawley in the packed theatre with many of the audience new to their music. Messer's slide work was both deft and stunning. The audience sat in rapt silence hanging on to every chord whilst classics such as 'Rolling & Tumbling' and 'Walking Blues', followed by one of the best versions I have heard of 'Diving Duck Blues' since Taj Mahal's recording in the sixties. The audience were on their feet roaring their approval. Tony Pugh - Blues In Britain The 17th International Guitar Festival of Great Britain was opened by one of the best slide guitarists in the world. Michael's self-deprecating manner and pure musicianship shine naturally, a master of his instrument, his music almost creating a genre of his own. Michaels playing will become legendary. Michael Messer is the most important British blues guitarist of the modern era. Mike C - International Guitar Festival of Great Britain British slide guitar genius and US blues chart topper Michael Messer performed the devil's music at its most sublime. Deftly accompanied by acoustic rhythm guitarist Ed Genis, Messer's acoustic steel guitars and slides rolled and tumbled, wailed and howled through an evening of Messer's own tuneful compositions and some delicious homages to past blues masters. Messer's playing marries delicate precision with stormy passion as he sings those tales so appropriate to the blues genre: trouble and loss, lonely nights, blackbirds and troubled spirits. All were mighty forces conjured up as he stroked and bent those steel strings. Sue Cavendish - Net Rhythms I haven't heard anything as lyrical and as 'perfect' in a long time as Michael Messer & Ed Genis. I can well understand Michael Messer's mighty reputation as the current king of slide playing. Blues Alive www.michaelmesser.co.uk

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Zoe Muth And The Lost High Rollers

on Thu, 6 Nov 2014 at Poole St Aldhelms Church Doors at 7.45 pm

St Aldhelm's Church St Aldhelm's Road Branksome Poole Dorset BH13 6BT

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James Keelaghan With Hugh Mcmillan

on Thu, 6 Nov 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

One of Canada's foremost folk songwriters and touring musicians, James draws on real people, places and events to compose songs described as "poetic, layered tales (which) are richly rewarding and utterly compelling". Paying his seventh visit to York, this majestic singer is again joined by multi-instrumentalist Hugh McMillan.

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James Keelaghan With Hugh Mcmillan

on Thu, 6 Nov 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

One of Canada's foremost folk songwriters and touring musicians, James draws on real people, places and events to compose songs described as "poetic, layered tales (which) are richly rewarding and utterly compelling". Paying his seventh visit to York, this majestic singer is again joined by multi-instrumentalist Hugh McMillan.

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Luka Bloom

on Thu, 6 Nov 2014 at Ashill The Barn at Square and Compass Doors 8pm Start 9pm

No Accom left but there's camping or park your campervan in the field next to the venue - phone first for details and booking. SEATING CANNOT BE GUARANTEED - FIRST COME ETC... NO REFUNDS UNLESS SHOW CANCELLED.

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An Evening Of Indian Music In Two Parts: North And South

on Thu, 6 Nov 2014 at London Brunel Museum Concert starts at 7.30pm

Prabhat Rao An experienced Hindustani Classical vocalist specialising in the North Indian Khyal style of vocal music, Prabhat Rao will present a repertoire of pure classical Ragas and Bhajans. Born into a musical family in Chennai, SE India, he was initiated into music by first his grandmother Smt Bhaskaramma and then his father. Now based in London, his guru is Smt. Chandrima Misra of the Patiala Gharana school of music. http://www.prabhatrao.com/Welcome.html Annapoorna Karthik This thematic South Indian Carnatic vocal concert will feature work by eminent composers set to ragas that evoke a fine spectrum of Navarasas (nine emotional moods), touching and transporting the listeners. Annapoorna Karthik is now under the tutelage of Ganakalabhushana Prof. Mysore Nagamani Srinath and lives in Bangalore from where she teaches music to people around the world, via her website: http://www.learncarnaticmusic-online.com/

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Rick Shea

on Thu, 6 Nov 2014 at Cheadle Hulme Chads Theatre Doors 7:30PM, Show 8:00PM

Rick Shea has worked with everyone from roots rock kingpin Dave Alvin to folk chanteuse Katy Moffatt to indie rock legends R.E.M. As a member of Dave Alvin's band The Guilty Men Rick toured the U.S. and Europe for six years as an opener and multi-instrumental sideman playing everywhere from Hollywood to Austin to Madison Square Garden and played on most of Dave's albums during that time including the Grammy winning Public Domain.

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Dave Mcpherson (inme)

on Thu, 6 Nov 2014 at London Surya Doors 7:30pm

Plus 18 event, please brind ID

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Sarah Mcquaid + Support

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 8pm Doors 7.30pm

Rising star Sarah McQuaid's voice has been likened to malt whiskey, melted chocolate and honey poured into wine (Minor 7th). A captivating performer, she seduces her audience with cheeky banter and stories from the road, as well as with stunning musicianship; in her hands, the guitar becomes much more than merely an accompanying instrument. Her musical output reflects her own eclectic background: Sarah was born in Spain, raised in Chicago, holds dual US and Irish citizenship, and now lives in rural England. Refusing to be pigeonholed, she spans the genres with both her beautifully crafted originals and her interpretations of material from around the globe and down the centuries. Sarah's third solo album The Plum Tree and the Rose has drawn critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic: Impeccable, wrote fRoots (UK), while Midwest Record (USA) called it low key but glorious and incendiary and Hot Press (Ireland) said it should feature on many end-of-year best-ofs. Likely to make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. Aled Jones, BBC Radio 2 A world class talent ... burns with a brilliant allure. Living Tradition www.sarahmcquaid.com www.facebook.com/sarahmcquaidmusic www.twitter.com/sarahmcquaid

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Sarah Mcquaid + Support

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 8pm Doors 7.30pm

Rising star Sarah McQuaid's voice has been likened to malt whiskey, melted chocolate and honey poured into wine (Minor 7th). A captivating performer, she seduces her audience with cheeky banter and stories from the road, as well as with stunning musicianship; in her hands, the guitar becomes much more than merely an accompanying instrument. Her musical output reflects her own eclectic background: Sarah was born in Spain, raised in Chicago, holds dual US and Irish citizenship, and now lives in rural England. Refusing to be pigeonholed, she spans the genres with both her beautifully crafted originals and her interpretations of material from around the globe and down the centuries. Sarah's third solo album The Plum Tree and the Rose has drawn critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic: Impeccable, wrote fRoots (UK), while Midwest Record (USA) called it low key but glorious and incendiary and Hot Press (Ireland) said it should feature on many end-of-year best-ofs. Likely to make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. Aled Jones, BBC Radio 2 A world class talent ... burns with a brilliant allure. Living Tradition www.sarahmcquaid.com www.facebook.com/sarahmcquaidmusic www.twitter.com/sarahmcquaid

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Ben Marwood

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

Video (with Frank Turner) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=QrGDkifzREM#t=5 Web ( with free music) - http://www.benmarwood.com/index.htm Tickets £9 in advance or £11 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact 0191 3841412 for further information. Mix of seating (limited) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We now have an drinks licence. Real ales,lagers wines. ciders and spirits will be served along with OCC Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course soft drinks. About Ben Hitting the road in the first half of 2014 to put second album Back Down to bed, Reading-based songwriter Ben Marwood adds a poetic twist to intricate folk; lyrics that swerve and tumble over one another, switching from the gravely serious love letters to the tongue-in-cheek swipes at life itself. Originally ploughing a lone, DIY furrow, Marwood was finally snapped up by London label Xtra Mile Recordings (Frank Turner, Chris T-T, Jamie Lenman) late in 2010, before releasing two albums in the next three years. After attention from BBC Radio 1 & 2, Xfm, Rocksound and Kerrang! amongst others, 2013 saw Marwood tour the USA with Frank Turner and Epitaph's Off With Their Heads, and travel the UK with some of the best underground talent, playing shows alongside fellow Xtra Milers Jim Lockey, Oxygen Thief, Retrospective Soundtrack Players, Chris T-T and Franz Nicolay on the way. Be warned: recent single 'Under Lock and Key' had a strong hint of murder.

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Pete Coe

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at Maidstone The Bower House 7.30pm

If you're talking about the British folk club scene of the 1970s, then the name of Pete Coe will inevitably loom large. And if you're talking about the folk club scene of the '80s it'll loom even larger. It's prominent in the '90s too and the way things are shaping up it's a name that will continue to be synonymous with the grass roots scene through the early 2000s. 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, Pete Coe in many ways represents the backbone of the modem folk revival. He's been a key member of numerous significant outfits across three decades, including the much-loved duo with his then wife Chris, the wondrous dance outfit New Victory Band, folk 'supergroup' Bandoggs and political trailblazers Red Shift. Yet he's probably best known for his richly varied solo work, stretching across the whole range of the folk umbrella from the English tradition to dance tunes of many shapes and sizes to his own devastatingly potent original songs.

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Kitsyke Will

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at Knaresborough The Frazer Theatre 7.30pm (Doors open 7.00pm)

Knaresborough Mummers & Folk Club 40th Anniversary Concert

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Tinlin

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at Shaw Playhouse2 Doors 7.00pm show at 8.00pm

A new young vocal duo made up of two brothers-compared to Simon & Garfunkel, Del Amitri and Crowded House. We are very excited about these two-remember you saw them first at Playhouse2!!

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The Delines

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at Manchester The Deaf Institute 7.30pm

The new country soul group The Delines, featuring Willy Vlautin, are heading back out on tour this November after filling venues across the UK this June. Armed with their album Colfax, which has already been cited as album of the year by many plus some covers and new material the band are ready to take the UK by storm. Uncut has given the album 9/10, Line of Best Fit 8.5/10 and Q has called singer Amy Boone 'a damaged Dusty Springfield' in a 4-star review. The Delines are led by vocalist Amy Boone (The Damnations TX), alongside the keyboard work of Jenny Conlee (The Decemberists) as well as fellow Portlanders Sean Oldham and songwriter/novelist Willy Vlautin (Richmond Fontaine) and on keyboards, Cory Gray (The Dandy Wharhols). Vlautin is no stranger to critical acclaim in the UK, enjoying cult success and stellar reviews. He is currently promoting his fourth novel, The Free, for Faber and Faber, which has seen the best reactions yet from fellow authors and musicians alike Drive-By Truckers frontman Patterson Hood is a huge fan and even named his newest track after one of Willy's characters. 'Richmond Fontaine's Willy Vlautin is back with a new band, a female singer and a rich collection of songs' Uncut Tour support comes from Fernando Viciconte. Argentina-born Fernando came of age musically in LAm fronting the popular hard rock band Monkey Paw. He moved to Portland, OR, in 1994 were he Co-founded Cravedog Records. Fernando has released seven critically lauded independent albums and currently runs his own label, Domingo Records.

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The Vagaband

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, See Greennote.co.uk for start time

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

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Miller Anderson Bob Brookes & Jon Wigg

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at Chichester The Chichester Inn Doors 8pm / Music 9pm

Miller Anderson: Guitar/vocals (Keef Hartley,Donavon, TRex, Savoy Brown, Dog Soldier, Deep Purple the list goes on) Bob Brookes: Harmonica/ Vocals( Desperate Dan, Voodoo Kitchen, etc) Jon Wigg: Fiddle, Mandolin, Pipes etc An evening of Blues and musical mayhem!

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Miller Anderson Bob Brookes & Jon Wigg

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at Chichester The Chichester Inn Doors 8pm / Music 9pm

Miller Anderson: Guitar/vocals (Keef Hartley,Donavon, TRex, Savoy Brown, Dog Soldier, Deep Purple the list goes on) Bob Brookes: Harmonica/ Vocals( Desperate Dan, Voodoo Kitchen, etc) Jon Wigg: Fiddle, Mandolin, Pipes etc An evening of Blues and musical mayhem!

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All The Wild Folk Presents Dai & The Ramblers And Special Guests

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Dead Belgian

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors Open 7:30pm

Dead Belgian are a Liverpool-based band playing the music of Jacques Brel. They began life in 2007, inspired to share Brel's music with all who would listen, using a ramshackle drum kit, guitar, accordion, saxophone, mandolin, clarinet and flute. "'Dead Belgian's deliciously ramshackle approach deconstructs Brel the icon to reclaim him as a street musician, chanson maestro and people's champion.'' - Mojo http://www.deadbelgian.org/

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Blowzabella

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at Baltonsborough Village Hall Doors 7:30pm. Starts 8pm. Finishes 11pm

Blowzabella. This event is a dance not a concert, but it's fine to just come and listen if you don't want to dance. No reserved seating. Doors open 7:30pm. Starts at 8pm. Finishes 11pm. Bar. Blowzabella is Andy Cutting - diatonic button accordion; Jo Freya - vocals, saxophone, clarinet; Paul James - border bagpipes, saxophone, whistle; Gregory Jolivet - hurdy-gurdy; David Shepherd - violin; Barn Stradling - bass guitar; Jon Swayne - border bagpipes, saxophone. The band make an inimitable, driving drone-based sound played with a fabulous sense of melody, rhythmic expertise and sheer feeling. They compose their own music which is influenced by English and European traditional dance music. Many of their tunes have become well known "standards" in the modern folk repertoire and are played by people all over the world. www.blowzabella.co.uk www.facebook.com/blowzabella www.twitter.com/blowzabella

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Blowzabella

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at Baltonsborough Village Hall Doors 7:30pm. Starts 8pm. Finishes 11pm

Blowzabella. This event is a dance not a concert, but it's fine to just come and listen if you don't want to dance. No reserved seating. Doors open 7:30pm. Starts at 8pm. Finishes 11pm. Bar. Blowzabella is Andy Cutting - diatonic button accordion; Jo Freya - vocals, saxophone, clarinet; Paul James - border bagpipes, saxophone, whistle; Gregory Jolivet - hurdy-gurdy; David Shepherd - violin; Barn Stradling - bass guitar; Jon Swayne - border bagpipes, saxophone. The band make an inimitable, driving drone-based sound played with a fabulous sense of melody, rhythmic expertise and sheer feeling. They compose their own music which is influenced by English and European traditional dance music. Many of their tunes have become well known "standards" in the modern folk repertoire and are played by people all over the world. www.blowzabella.co.uk www.facebook.com/blowzabella www.twitter.com/blowzabella

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Hannah Sanders And Liz Simmons

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at London Green Note Doors open 2:00pm, Music starts 2:30pm

HANNAH SANDERS (The Dunns) from Old England, and LIZ SIMMONS (The John Whelan Band, Annalivia, Long Time Courting) from New England, join forces to create a harmonic blend of voice and guitar. Their music draws from English musical traditions as well as American old time, blues and contemporary folk. Even though these gals grew up with an ocean between them, they had similar childhoods spent traveling with musician parents, and were exposed to many different styles of music, among them traditional folk and rock and roll. A transatlantic pairing of two seasoned performers who stay busy with other projects but just love it when they get to tour together, Hannah and Liz have impressed audiences with their unique, haunting vocal blend, their guitar chops, and their witty stage banter. They have toured in the northeastern US opening for Karan Casey & John Doyle and The Wiyos and sharing shows with Laura Cortese & Jefferson Hamer among others, in addition to headlining their own shows and they completed their first tour of England last summer. Currently they are booking tours on both sides of the Atlantic for Fall 2014 in support of their new EP "World Begun". (Photos by Sid Ceaser and Amanda Kowalski)

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Ian Siegal & Jimbo Mathus

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at Matlock Bath Fishpond Doors at 8pm

In November, Ian Siegal will tour as a duo with the Grammy-nominated songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Mississippi, Jimbo Mathus. They will perform 22 shows in England, N. Ireland, Scotland, Belgium and Holland. Roots To The Core Tour. Nov. 7-29, 2014 For devotees of blues and Americana, Ian Siegal needs no introduction. He's the seven-times British Blues Awards winner, the European Blues Awards winner, and US Blues Music Awards nominee. He's sung with the prestigious ONJ orchestra in Paris, toured in 25 countries, and his latest CD is a BBC recording made at the Royal Albert Hall. Siegal first met Mathus in 2013 when he dropped by the Zebra Ranch studio in Coldwater Mississippi to contribute some banjo and mandolin parts to a Siegal recording. The two discovered a shared passion for many of the same musical influences. Now, when someone has found fame with a band called Squirrel Nut Zippers (as Mathus did when he formed this alt-Americana outfit), you know you're in for something different! An almost overnight sensation, The Zippers played at the Second inauguration of President Bill Clinton and the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Their albums achieved gold and platinum sales. Then, at their peak and in classic music industry style amid disastrous lawsuits, the Squirrel Nut Zippers were no more. Mathus went on to pursue a variety of musical projects. Among these he toured and recorded with Buddy Guy (catalyzing the distinct approach of Guy's Sweet tea album), and is a founding member of the South Memphis String Band with long-time collaborators Luther Dickinson and Alvin Youngblood Hart. It is 16 years since Mathus last toured in Europe. With the resurgence of blues and Americana on this side of the Atlantic he has timed his return just right. Welcome back Jimbo!

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Ezio

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at Barton The Ropewalk 7.30pm

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Boo Hewerdine

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at Wingham Anchor Inn 8pm

Boo Hewerdine is universally acclaimed as one of Britain's finest songwriters, with over 1000 published songs already recorded by a diverse array of artists including KD Lang, Heidi Talbot, Kris Drever (Lau), Chris Difford (Squeeze), Suggs (Madness) and Kim Richey. However Boo's most popular work has been as collaborator, producer, songwriter and guitarist for Eddi Reader (formerly of Fairground Attraction). Boo and Eddi met after his band The Bible split in the late 80's and over the last two decades they have been on an incredible musical adventure. In 2014 Eddi released her tenth studio album (Vagabond) and her classic "Songs of Robert Burns" album produced by Boo Hewerdine was re-mastered and re-issued. "Patience of Angels" brought a nomination for the Ivor Novello Award for Hewerdine in 1995. In a 2009 review of his album God Bless the Pretty Things, the BBC described Hewerdine as "one of Britain's most consistently accomplished songwriters". Nick Coleman of The Independent on Sunday described Hewerdine as "one of the best songwriters we have". The Birmingham Evening Mail described him as "one of the country's finest lyricists". Boo says "I am looking forward to singing songs from throughout my writing career and also new songs from "My Name In The Brackets". This will be an opportunity for fans to hear the new material".

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