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The Outside Track
The Outside Track - Thu 26th April, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm A stunning synthesis of virtuosity and energy, The Outside Track's marriage of Canadian, Scottish and Irish music and song has been rapturously received around the world. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland and Cape Breton, its five members are united by a ...

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'Both Sides Now' presents The Joni Mitchell Songbook
'Both Sides Now' presents The Joni Mitchell Songbook - Sat 28th April, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm Of all the leading lights of the West Coast singer-songwriter movement, Joni Mitchell remains its most influential figure, with a body of work running the gamut from folk to mainstream pop, right through to modern jazz and back again. This ...

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Wizz Jones - Acoustic guitarist, songwriter, folksinger and bluesman!
Wizz Jones - Acoustic guitarist, songwriter, folksinger and bluesman! - Sun 6th May, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

“Originally inspired by seeing Big Bill Broonzy and Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Wizz learnt his guitar licks from the likes of Davy Graham and Long John Baldry whilst playing in the coffee bars of London’s Soho in the late 1950’s. He then followed the time-honoured buskers’ trail from the streets of ...

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Young Waters (5 piece Band) plus support, Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow
Young Waters (5 piece Band) plus support, Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow - Thu 17th May, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm Winners of the New Shoots Competition, Bath Folk Festival 2016 "Energetic, original ...excellent stage presence and varied, enchanting material... extremely deserving winners of the Bath Folk Festival New Shoots Competition 2016." Bath Folk Festival Young Waters: haunting harmonies, toe-tapping rhythm ...

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DLM & Leon Hunt’s n-Tet
DLM & Leon Hunt’s n-Tet - Sat 26th May, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm Davis Lindley Mullan (DLM) are a trio based in the West Country with a serious, classy pedigree. Fronted by Andrew Cresswell Davis, who in his long career has been a mainstay of the evergreen Bristol band Stackridge, was one half ...

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Daryl Kellie and Sim Jones
Daryl Kellie and Sim Jones - Sun 27th May, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Daryl Kellie Daryl's vibrant, multi-layered technique is sure to enthral lovers of acoustic blues and jazz, pop and rock alike. He is currently receiving huge acclaim across the guitar world for his unique arrangements of classic songs; whilst his own songs, both vocal and instrumental, are a breath of fresh ...

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Reg Meuross with special guest - Anna Tanvir
Reg Meuross with special guest - Anna Tanvir - Thu 31st May, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm A captivating musical evening with multi-award winning Somerset singer-songwriter Reg Meuross, with very special guest the harpist Anna Tanvir. Anna will perform a solo opening set, and will join Reg for part of his headline set. The combination of these ...

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Track Dogs
Track Dogs - Fri 1st June, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm Sun-shiny songs thriving on dark themes behind irresistible rhythms. The band take their name from the maintenance teams working the subway tracks in New York City. These teams have to look out for each other and are a closely-knit group ...

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Martin Carthy
Martin Carthy - Tue 5th June, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Lifetime Achievement Award – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 For more than 50 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him ...

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Jack Carty & Maz O'Connor
Jack Carty & Maz O'Connor - Wed 6th June, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Two of the UK’s leading contemporary songwriters join forces in a celebration of song. Touring the UK in May and June of 2018. Jack Carty and Maz O’Connor are two of the most engaging songwriters on the U.K. acoustic scene and have ploughed independent furrows on their paths to success. ...

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Ange Hardy
Ange Hardy - Thu 14th June, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm Nominated at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and celebrated by The Telegraph as “one of Britain’s top folk musicians” has grabbed the attention of the traditional folk music world by writing new material and embracing modern technologies whilst ...

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Rik and Rainy
Rik and Rainy - Fri 15th June, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm Rainy "laid back grooves, sun soaked open roads and a healthy dose of wonder" Rainy is a singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist. He writes, records and performs all the music on his albums excluding the odd special guest appearance from friends. ...

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Circe's Diner
Circe's Diner - Sat 23rd June, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm Circe's Diner are a refreshing change to the UK music scene, providing a nod outside the norm with honest lyrics & a nuance of country & folk. Twisted with the bittersweet, Circe’s Diner blend catchy hooks, infections melodies and dreamy ...

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FolkLaw
FolkLaw - Fri 29th June, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm "Show of Hands with a new wave ethic" fRoots Magazine Supporting The Shires, Seth Lakeman, Mad Dog Mcrea and more, FolkLaw were catapulted on to their debut European tour with gusto. On 29th June these rising stars of the folk, ...

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Luke Jackson
Luke Jackson - Thu 5th July, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm Luke is a Singer/Songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who in 2013 was nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and The Young Folk Category. With a bold, distinctive voice and a ...

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The Salts - Songs from the Sea
The Salts - Songs from the Sea - Fri 6th July, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm The Salts who are one of the most exciting and energetic concepts around performing original material alongside their own interpretations of traditional songs we all know and love. Their live shows have been going down a storm throughout the UK ...

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Chris Cleverley plus support Minnie Birch
Chris Cleverley plus support Minnie Birch - Fri 13th July, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm Award winning Songwriter and guitarist Chris Cleverley is renowned for his ability to draw audiences to the edge of their seats with hauntingly delivered tales of ghost women, lonesome clock towers, lovelorn mariners and hospital beds. Chris has crafted a ...

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Luke Daniels & Nancy Kerr
Luke Daniels & Nancy Kerr - Sun 2nd September, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Two of the British folk scene’s top performers have teamed up for a limited number of shows this year to perform their own and each other’s music. Since Daniels landmark solo statement What's Here What's Gone in 2014, he's put down several more markers on the musical map. Revolve and ...

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Rachael Dadd & RHAIN (double headline show)
Rachael Dadd & RHAIN (double headline show) - Thu 6th September, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm RHAIN RHAIN, the Isle of Wight native, is a bold, powerful and honest performer, whilst her songwriting is acutely fragile, mythical and overwhelmingly melodic. Described by NME as ‘a figure of lyrical beauty’, she has received airplay by fans such ...

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Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith
Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith - Sun 9th September, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith are one of the finest duos to have emerged onto the British folk and acoustic scene in recent years. Their combination of outstanding vocal work, sensitive instrumentation, and a powerful social conscience has brought them widespread critical acclaim. ‘Their real strength lies in their original ...

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