Folk

Upcoming Events


Steve Knightley ‘Landlocked’ Tour 2017
Steve Knightley ‘Landlocked’ Tour 2017 - Fri 24th February, 2017 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

In 2014 ‘Show of Hands’ acclaimed frontman Steve Knightley set out on a mission to play 150 village halls and ‘untapped’ grassroots community venues. His hugely successful ‘Grow Your Own Gig’ tour saw him performing at a bedrock of intimate rural venues, drawing on his treasure trove of songs of ...

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Stompin’ Dave
Stompin’ Dave - Thu 2nd March, 2017 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Stompin’ Dave Allen returns to the Chapel Art Centre on Thursday 2nd March. He’s been described by Maverick Magazine as “one of the world's greatest performers“ and by Blues In Britain as “a downright genius.” The Dorset based Stompin' Dave is a vocalist, multi instrumentalist and dancer. He sings and ...

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Will Johns & Jasmine Rodgers
Will Johns & Jasmine Rodgers - Sun 19th March, 2017 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Will Johns is recognised as one of the most distinctive and exciting performers on the British Blues scene today. His guitar playing is both modern and cutting edge but also steeped in the blues history passed from generation to generation. Hardly surprising as Will has direct heritage to a golden ...

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The Jar Family
The Jar Family - Thu 23rd March, 2017 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Hartlepool based The Jar Family are five individual songwriters and musicians, who decided that, rather than strive for success in isolation, they would join forces to pool their talent and create their ‘industrial folk’ sound. The Jar Family have mesmerised, entertained, thrilled and conscripted punters at more than 400 gigs ...

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Ranagri plus support, Steve Dagleish
Ranagri plus support, Steve Dagleish - Fri 24th March, 2017 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Ranagri (pronounced Ra-na-grye) produce an electrifying mix of virtuosic instrumentals, haunting melodies, vivid storytelling and their unique take on old and new folk songs. The London based band are a combination of Irish and English musicians with voices, guitars, flutes, whistles, electric harp, Irish harp and bodhrán. Ranagri have been ...

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Maddy Prior in concert with Hannah James & Giles Lewin
Maddy Prior in concert with Hannah James & Giles Lewin - Thu 30th March, 2017 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

A true legend of British music, Maddy Prior has built her career on exploring various musical avenues. Latest album 3 For Joy is no exception, a further exploration of the tradition that she loves. Together with new musical partners Giles Lewin (Carnival Band) and young accordion player Hannah James, Maddy ...

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Sam Carter
Sam Carter - Sun 9th April, 2017 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Since being named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Sam Carter has been stirring audiences from Camden to Canada, via an attention grabbing appearance on Later… with Jools Holland and a dreams-really-do-come-true performance in a specially assembled band to back Richard Thompson at Shrewsbury Folk Festival. ...

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Moishe’s Bagel
Moishe’s Bagel - Thu 20th April, 2017 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Thrillingly original cutting-edge klezmer and folk music from some of Scotland’s finest musicians. An intoxicating, life-affirming mix of Eastern European dance music, Middle Eastern rhythms and virtuoso performances. Formed in Edinburgh in 2003, Moishe’s Bagel combines the energy and passion of world folk music with the excitement and soul of ...

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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman - Sat 29th April, 2017 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

NEW ALBUM: “Tomorrow Will Follow Today” Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman are proud to announce their album “Tomorrow Will Follow Today”, their boldest musical statement to date. After being voted “Best Duo” in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2013, and also nominated for “Best Original Song” (The Ballad ...

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Martin Simpson
Martin Simpson - Thu 11th May, 2017 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

“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 masterclass. He travels the length and breadth of the UK ...

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3 Daft Monkeys
3 Daft Monkeys - Sat 13th May, 2017 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

“Highlight of Glastonbury” Mark Radcliffe BBC2 BEST ALBUM- Spiral Earth (Readers poll) BEST LIVE ACT- Spiral Earth (Readers poll) BEST LIVE ACT- Hancock Awards With Celtic and eastern influences, the 3 Daft Monkeys’ dynamic style of world-influenced folk music and infectious dancing rhythms will leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated. ...

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Lady Maisery plus support, Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith
Lady Maisery plus support, Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith - Thu 18th May, 2017 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

In an English folk scene currently bursting with bold and innovative folk music, vocal trio Lady Maisery shine brightly. With their unique approach to harmony singing and thoughtful and striking arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions, Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan Rheingans harness and celebrate their united ...

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Chris Wood
Chris Wood - Wed 24th May, 2017 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the un-official history of the English speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables. A self-taught musician, composer and song writer, Chris is a lifelong autodidact whose independent streak shines through everything ...

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Rachel Newton Trio
Rachel Newton Trio - Tue 6th June, 2017 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Instrumentalist Of The Year We're delighted to share the news that the multi-talented Rachel Newton won the Instrumentalist Of The Year category at MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards at Caird Hall in Dundee on Saturday night! The singer and harpist has won many hearts with her beautiful interpretations of ...

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'Love on the Rocks' with Rik van den Bosch and Rainy
'Love on the Rocks' with Rik van den Bosch and Rainy - Thu 8th June, 2017 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Rik van den Bosch Folk music from a globetrotting Dutchman. Rik writes, sings, and plays his own songs on his acoustic guitar, drawing from a wide influence of styles: original folk and blues sounds from way back, sixties’ rock ’n’ roll grooves, and up-to-the-minute pure rock rhythms - with a ...

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The Salts
The Salts - Fri 21st July, 2017 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Salts are a co-operative of seasoned musicians, creating what is fast becoming one of the most exciting and energetic folk concepts of recent times. Individually The Salts, fronted by twice BBC Young Folk Finalist Lee Collinson-James, have circumnavigated the Commonwealth with tours of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, ...

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Megson
Megson - Thu 28th September, 2017 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

‘Simply Brilliant’ The Sunday Express ‘A force in the folk revival’ Neil Spencer – The Observer ‘The most original duo on the British folk scene.’ Robin Denslow – The Guardian Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw ...

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Roving Crows
Roving Crows - Fri 17th November, 2017 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Powerful Celtic undertones and intoxicating tribal rhythms. Roving Crows push the boundaries of the Celtic Folk genre and play with genuine passion, energy and soul – a must see live act. A vibrant mix of Celtic-inspired fiddle alongside original and intelligent lyrics backed by pounding, tribal and electronica infused dance ...

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