Folk

Upcoming Events


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

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 as Huw Stephens and Lauren Laverne at BBC Radio 1 ...

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Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith (with full band) Launch ‘Many a Thousand’
Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith (with full band) Launch ‘Many a Thousand’ - 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 unique ability to make old songs seem relevant and new songs sound ancient has brought them widespread critical acclaim. Throughout the autumn of 2018 they ...

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Davey Dodds and Friends
Davey Dodds and Friends - Thu 13th September, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

In another life, on another planet, Davey Dodds was the front man of the quintessentially English progressive rock band, Red Jasper. His song writing, often in combination with Robin Harrison, and his individual style, gave the band a unique character. They were signed to the Dutch record label S I ...

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Martin Simpson
Martin Simpson - Thu 4th October, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm “Martin Simpson has transcended borders and oceans to quietly become a superb storyteller and musician of great depth and unquestionable taste.” Stephen Fearing The remarkable intimate solo performances Martin gives go from strength to strength - every gig is a ...

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Emily Mae Winters
Emily Mae Winters - Fri 5th October, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm Fast rising star on the U.K. Alt- Americana/Country scene Emily Mae Winters has that rare quality in a singer that makes critics reach for the superlatives. Described as having a voice that “stops you in your tracks” and “arresting, enthralling, ...

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Littlemen & Wildwood Kin
Littlemen & Wildwood Kin - Wed 10th October, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

HALF SEATED & HALF STANDING GIG This event is in aid of the Charity ‘Creativity Works’ Littlemen Littlemen: Crafted in the Wiltshire Countryside. intense, passionate and gentle. Their debut album, Long Road Home, was born from the experience that have marked the lives of the musicians who made it, bringing ...

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The Unravelling Wilburys
The Unravelling Wilburys - Sat 13th October, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm The Unravelling Wilburys - a tribute to The Traveling Wilburys and their rock legend members. Just when they were about to make it to the big time, this band of good ol’ boys from Nashville, Tennessee had a whole bunch ...

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DOUBLE BILL: Adam Holmes and The Embers and Baskery
DOUBLE BILL: Adam Holmes and The Embers and Baskery - Thu 25th October, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm Baskery The three sisters can't recall when or why they started playing, the music’s always just been there. In their late teens, the sisters joined forces with their dad, who for decades was a one man band playing old blues ...

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Dallahan
Dallahan - Sat 17th November, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm Dallahan is one of the most thrilling forces in the international folk music scene; heavily rooted in traditional Irish music, but with hugely diverse backgrounds and influences. They call on their mixed Irish, Scottish and Hungarian heritage to create a ...

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Roving Crows
Roving Crows - Fri 23rd November, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm Powerful Celtic undertones and intoxicating tribal rhythms After winning International Artist of the Year at the Australian Celtic Music Awards in 2017 the band completed a 3 week tour in Australia this May supported by the UK Arts Council. Roving ...

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Faustus
Faustus - Wed 28th November, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Following their outstanding reception at the National in Canberra, Faustus continue their globe-trotting this autumn with trips to Germany and Denmark. Closer to home, they’re beavering away at song settings for the Lancashire Cotton Famine project, two of which have had Radio 4 airplay some of which they will include ...

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Jim Moray
Jim Moray - Thu 29th November, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm For 15 years Jim Moray has been at the forefront of a new movement in English traditional music. His debut album Sweet England changed the sound of folk song and won a brace of awards for its innovative melding of ...

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Peter Knight(ex Steeleye Span) and John Spiers(ex-Bellowhead)
Peter Knight(ex Steeleye Span) and John Spiers(ex-Bellowhead) - Wed 27th February, 2019 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

On a Summer's day in 2016, the organisers of FolkEast Festival masterminded one of the most intriguing and exciting collaborations on today's folk scene. Peter Knight, legendary violinist and ex-member of folk-rock band Steeleye Span was paired with leading melodeon player and ex-Bellowhead member, John Spiers, for a special one-off ...

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Miranda Sykes - Behind the Wall: 2019
Miranda Sykes - Behind the Wall: 2019 - Thu 21st March, 2019 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm Building on the success of her Borrowed Places tour, Miranda Sykes is back with a completely new project: Behind The Wall. Where Borrowed Places opened a window into the past, explaining where she had been, physically & spiritually, Behind The ...

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Daria Kulesh & Marina Osman
Daria Kulesh & Marina Osman - Sat 27th April, 2019 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm Beguiling and enchanting Daria Kulesh's collaboration with the extraordinary pianist Marina Osman offers a fantastic variety for every listener regardless of their language and cultural background. Expect plenty of authentic Russian flavour, superb musicianship, multilingual banter and heaps of heartfelt, ...

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Luke Jackson Trio
Luke Jackson Trio - Sat 1st June, 2019 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm Luke Jackson is an un-pidgeonhole-able (is that a word?) singer songwriter who has travelled a fair few thousand miles around the British Isles, initially with his dad Paul into pubs and bars, well run house concerts and more recently into ...

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