Folk

Upcoming Events


POSTPONED (dtba) - Me for Queen
POSTPONED (dtba) - Me for Queen - Thu 23rd July, 2020 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

With a voice often likened to Carole King and Regina Spektor, a classical piano training, and influences ranging from Björk to Chopin, Me for Queen – the creative alias of Mary Erskine – is rapidly winning acclaim for her beguiling ‘soul-folk’ songcraft, blending traditional folk story-telling with a contemporary edge. ...

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Martin Simpson - A Master of His Art
Martin Simpson - A Master of His Art - Thu 3rd September, 2020 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Nominated ‘Musician of the Year’ – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2018 “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 ...

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Tannahill Weavers
Tannahill Weavers - Sun 6th September, 2020 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Scotland’s Tannahill Weavers are one of the world’s premier Celtic bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received ...

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Martin Carthy
Martin Carthy - Thu 17th September, 2020 - 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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Sam Carter - Home Waters Album Tour plus support, Tomato/Tomato
Sam Carter - Home Waters Album Tour plus support, Tomato/Tomato - Wed 30th September, 2020 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

‘Sam Carter is a brilliant guitarist and songwriter who combines the observational with social comment and personal reflection’ Songlines ‘A singer who can hold the audience spellbound all by himself’ R2 In the ten years since winning Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Sam Carter has ...

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Glymjack
Glymjack - Thu 8th October, 2020 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

“As good as contemporary folk comes” – Acoustic “Folk with attitude” – Froots “Life-affirming” - Folk Radio Glymjack is one of the most exciting emerging artists in UK folk music. Featuring Show of Hands legends Phil Beer and Steve Knightley, debut album Light the Evening Fire showcases songs BBC DJ ...

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Faustus
Faustus - Sat 10th October, 2020 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Nominated in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Faustus are three of the leading lights of their generation: Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead), Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast). They have a plethora of experience between them, brought together here in a virtuosic display ...

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Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage
Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage - Sun 25th October, 2020 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Huddled round a single vintage microphone, singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar, Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage are an acoustic duo that sound classically timeless, yet their music is unique. Since emerging in 2016, the duo have recorded two studio albums, Before the Sun (2016) and ...

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The Leylines
The Leylines - Fri 20th November, 2020 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

West-country collective established in 2013, with a genre-defying, eclectic sound that ranges from traditional folk to full blown festival rock. The Leylines are: Steve Mitchell (Vocals/Guitar), Hannah Johns (Violin), Dan Thompson (Electric Guitar), Sean Booth (Bass) and Dave Burbidge (Drums). The Leylines was founded by a group of musicians in ...

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Roving Crows
Roving Crows - Fri 27th November, 2020 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

International Artist of the Year – Australian Celtic Music Awards 2017 Band of the Year – FATEA Music Awards 2014 Best Live Act – Spiral Earth Awards 2014 Top Celtic Rock Band – Irish Music Association Awards 2012 Top Fiddle Player – Caitlin Barrett – Irish Music Association Awards 2012 ...

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Jim Moray with Tom Moore
Jim Moray with Tom Moore - Sun 29th November, 2020 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Jim Moray is amongst England’s finest interpreters of traditional song. His relentlessly innovative recordings can truly be said to have changed the sound of folk music since the early 2000s, and he has won fans and admirers far outside of the folk scene without ever betraying his traditional roots. A ...

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Brooks Williams & Aaron Catlow
Brooks Williams & Aaron Catlow - Sun 17th January, 2021 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

January 2020 marks thirty years since Brooks Williams’ first album came out. Thirty years since the Washington Post’s glowing review of that album. Thirty years since National Public Radio’s Noah Adams interviewed him about that album. It’s where it all began. The subsequent twenty-eight recordings, the countless international tours and ...

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Jacob & Drinkwater plus support, Natalie Holmes
Jacob & Drinkwater plus support, Natalie Holmes - Wed 10th February, 2021 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Devon based duo Jacob & Drinkwater have been called “stand out new folk” by BBC6 Music with their live show described as “intense and spellbinding” by Folk Radio UK. The duo formed in 2014 playing their first gig together at the iconic Glastonbury Festival. The 2015 indie release The Burning ...

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Emma Stevens
Emma Stevens - Thu 4th March, 2021 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Bringing a refreshing glimmer of hope and an abundance of heart and positivity, British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Emma Stevens first picked up a guitar at the age of two and has since learnt cello, piano, banjo, ukulele, mandolin and bass. Emma achieved four consecutive play-listed singles on BBC Radio 2, ...

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Track Dogs
Track Dogs - Thu 25th March, 2021 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Track Dogs have been barnstorming the UK with some major festival appearances and collaborations. It has been a pivotal year including playing to a heaving, rocking Trafalgar Square and surprise on-stage participation of Show of Hands’ Steve Knightley and Seth Lakeman at Shrewsbury Folk Festival. Well-established in Spain where they ...

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Joshua Burnell Band
Joshua Burnell Band - Sat 27th March, 2021 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Singer-songwriter, storyteller and Hammond organ donor, Joshua Burnell grew up in various locations between France and Scotland. He now resides in York, but everyone assumes he's from Rivendell. At some point, English folk, prog, contemporary classical, and vintage pop-rock all got mixed up and everyone had a great time so ...

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Gnoss
Gnoss - Fri 9th April, 2021 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

A dynamic four-piece of fiddle, flute, guitar and percussion, Gnoss tackle energetic tune sets and driving folk song with a ‘maturity of ability many of a greater age will envy’ (The Living Tradition). As current and former students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Graham Rorie, Aidan Moodie, Connor Sinclair ...

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Amy Duncan
Amy Duncan - Sun 25th April, 2021 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

"Duncan’s voice is heavenly" Maverick Magazine Scottish artist Amy Duncan writes emotive songs, combining intimate vocals, guitar, electric upright bass, synths, and piano creating a folk-pop sound. Her debut album ‘Pilgrimage’ was released on US label Plain Recordings in 2006 after they discovered Amy’s home recordings on My Space. Amy ...

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Sarah Jane Morris Sweet Little Mystery – The Songs of John Martyn
Sarah Jane Morris Sweet Little Mystery – The Songs of John Martyn - Sat 12th June, 2021 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Featuring Sarah Jane Morris, Tony Remy and Tim Cansfield British soul, jazz and R&B singer Sarah Jane Morris, Tony Rémy and Tim Cansfield interpret singer and songwriter John Martyn’s canon of music live at Chapel Arts, to pay homage to a musical maverick who influenced a generation of his peers, ...

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Mark Harrison with Charles Benfield
Mark Harrison with Charles Benfield - Thu 15th July, 2021 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Mark Harrison (National + 12-string guitars/vocals) with Charles Benfield (double bass) There is no one in music quite like Mark Harrison. He is widely considered one of the most original and interesting artists currently operating in the UK. His highly individual, all-original music goes down very well with audiences of ...

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