Folk

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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

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 and country tunes for a living. This foundation of classic ...

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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 – ‘Cotton Lords’ 2018 tour
Faustus – ‘Cotton Lords’ 2018 tour - Wed 28th November, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

‘Ridiculously great band.’ Tom Robinson BBC 6 Music ‘Brilliant performances…Faustus are at their best here.’ **** Songlines ‘One of Britain's outstanding folk bands.’ **** The Guardian Faustus are delighted to announce their UK ‘Cotton Lords’ Tour, during which they will be presenting new tracks from the ongoing Cotton Famine Poetry ...

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

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 orchestration and electronica. Subsequent albums embraced everything from grime to ...

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Wolf and Moon
Wolf and Moon - Fri 11th January, 2019 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm Traveling duo making folky pop with electronic sprinkles Who has never had the feeling of wanderlust and the love for adventure? Instead of looking out through our window into the concrete jungle, just sail the sea of our dreams. Only ...

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Ezio
Ezio - Thu 7th February, 2019 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm “Easily one of the UK’s best live bands”. The Guardian In their 26-year career, the band have made a habit of dabbling in any style of music that takes their fancy; Daylight Moon is no different. From the crunching blues-rock ...

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Track Dogs
Track Dogs - Thu 21st February, 2019 - 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. Track Dogs are a four piece based in Madrid but hail from Ireland, the US and UK. Taking their name from the NY subway maintenance teams this closely-knit group of ex-pats ...

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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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Mawkin
Mawkin - Thu 14th March, 2019 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm NOTE THIS WILL BE A 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, ...

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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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Faeland
Faeland - Sat 23rd March, 2019 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm Faeland: Songs for the spirit, folk-pop with Celtic and Americana influences. Fusing deep folk tradition and acoustic instrumentation, Faeland bring their innovative and subtly experimental approach to contemporary folk music. Hear the acclaimed debut album "All My Swim" performed on ...

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Adyn Townes
Adyn Townes - Sun 24th March, 2019 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

At the place where endings become beginnings, you’ll find Adyn Townes. He turned a fall into the ocean and months of recovery into his jumping off point. His music is challenging. Alternative indie-folk with raw and honest lyrics. Like finding your feet just before you fall, his songwriting is the ...

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Tilston & Lowe
Tilston & Lowe - Thu 28th March, 2019 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm TWO OF THE UK’S FINEST SINGER SONGSMITHS AND GUITARISTS IN THEIR FIRST JOINT SONGWRITING VENTURE “(Steve Tilston)… is a fine guitarist and lyricist… his (most recent solo album ‘Truth To Tell’)… is full of beautifully delivered, personally touched compositions” (Jude ...

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John Smith (Duo)
John Smith (Duo) - Fri 5th April, 2019 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm “The future of Folk Music” – John Renbourn Essex-born John Smith has built a reputation as one of the UK’s finest guitarists and songwriters. Raised by the Devon seaside and making his bones in the bars and clubs of Liverpool, ...

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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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Edgelarks
Edgelarks - Thu 16th May, 2019 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm In April 2018, Edgelarks (Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin) retreated to a remote cottage in Ulpha, western Cumbria. They breathed in the mountain view, banked up the fire, and took their instruments out of their cases. Then they sat down, ...

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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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Steve Knightley announces 2019 solo tour ‘Roadworks’
Steve Knightley announces 2019 solo tour ‘Roadworks’ - Thu 20th June, 2019 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm As a long-serving troubadour of the folk and acoustic music scene, master songwriter and storyteller Steve Knightley has spent much of his life on the road, collecting songs, stories, anecdotes and observations – with the odd disaster along the way. ...

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