Folk

Upcoming Events


CANCELLED - Hannah White & The Nordic Connections
CANCELLED - Hannah White & The Nordic Connections - Thu 2nd April, 2020 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The artist the Evening Standard calls “an activist”, Hannah White is politically-inclined, an active humanitarian and an advocate for independent musicians and writers all over the UK; But most of all she is the “arresting and wholly believable” (Acoustic Magazine) singer-songwriter that captures the hearts of her audiences nationwide gaining ...

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CANCELLED - The Paperboys
CANCELLED - The Paperboys - Thu 16th April, 2020 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Mexican Son Jarocho mixed in with Irish Jigs and Reels and a good dose of Country and Bluegrass. It has healthy servings of Ska, Soca and African Highlife and we've been known to throw in a little White Boy Reggae. Of course it also has strains of Soul, Pop and ...

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POSTPONED - DTBA - Martin Carthy
POSTPONED - DTBA - Martin Carthy - Thu 7th May, 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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Joshua Burnell Band
Joshua Burnell Band - Sat 9th May, 2020 - 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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Brooks Williams & Aaron Catlow
Brooks Williams & Aaron Catlow - Sun 10th May, 2020 - 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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Vera van Heeringen
Vera van Heeringen - Sat 23rd May, 2020 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

It’s unusual to find someone who’s as good a songwriter as an instrumentalist. Vera van Heeringen is that person. Firmly rooted in transatlantic traditions, her original contemporary Folk/Americana music showcases both these skills: Poignant, emotionally astute songwriting and firebrand instrumental virtuosity. In September 2019, Vera released her third album, Won’t ...

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POSTPONED - DTBA - Billy Mitchell and Bob Fox
POSTPONED - DTBA - Billy Mitchell and Bob Fox - Thu 28th May, 2020 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

A rare opportunity to see Billy Mitchell and Bob Fox perform once again as a duo after several years of highly successful individual work. Both men are fine singers, masters of vocal harmony and musicians of stunning ability who can bring magic into any auditorium. Billy Mitchell has done it ...

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Gnoss
Gnoss - Fri 12th June, 2020 - 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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POSTPONED - DTBA - Emma Stevens
POSTPONED - DTBA - Emma Stevens - Thu 25th June, 2020 - 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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Mark Harrison with Charles Benfield
Mark Harrison with Charles Benfield - Thu 16th July, 2020 - 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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Amy Duncan
Amy Duncan - Sun 19th July, 2020 - 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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Me for Queen
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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Sweet Little Mystery – The Songs of John Martyn
Sweet Little Mystery – The Songs of John Martyn - Sat 5th September, 2020 - 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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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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Jacob & Drinkwater
Jacob & Drinkwater - Sun 13th September, 2020 - 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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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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