Folk

Upcoming Events


Circe's Diner plus support 'Tea & Biscuits'
Circe's Diner plus support 'Tea & Biscuits' - 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

Student Ticket £5.00 on door with proof 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 ...

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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 (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

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm 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. ...

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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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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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Mawkin
Mawkin - Thu 1st November, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm STANDING GIG Mawkin’s extraordinary brand of boisterous folk music is one to warm hearts, minds and feet. Built on a solid traditional foundation and influenced by the swagger of 90s indie rock and Bellowhead-style brouhaha, this five-piece’s sound comes alive ...

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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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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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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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