Music / Sarah McQuaid April/May 2016 UK tour dates

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Sarah McQuaid

Sarah McQuaid is currently on a four-week tour in the Netherlands and Germany, with a UK tour to follow in April and May. Born in Spain, raised in Chicago and now living in rural England, Sarah refuses to be pigeonholed, segueing easily from one of her emoPve originals into a 1930s Cuban jazz number, a… Read more »

Music / Belshazzar’s Feast tour dates May 2016

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Belshazzars Feast

Belshazzar’s Feast start with traditional folk music, add a touch of classical and jazz, throw in a bit of pop and music hall, and top it off wry humour for a unique live experience that has made them one of the most popular duos in English folk music. Now in their twenty-first year together, Paul… Read more »

Music / Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker 2016 Spring UK tour dates

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Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker

Friday 29th April – Wath Festival  wathfestival.org.uk Sunday 1st May – Bristol Folk Festival  bristolfolkfestival.co.uk  Friday 6th May –  Holmfirth Festival of Folk  holmfirthfestivaloffolk.co.uk Saturday 7th May   –  Acapela Studio, Pentrych, Cardiff  – ticketsource.co.uk Sunday 8th May  –  Hitchin Folk Club   hitchinfolkclub.idnet.net Monday 9th May   –  Stafford Gatehouse Theatre  staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk 01785 619080 Friday 13th May… Read more »

Music / FOTHERINGAY June 2016 UK Tour

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fotheringay

Fotheringay are returning bright eyed and bushy tailed for another spectacular string of live dates in June 2016 that follow the release of their new 4-disc box set, ‘Nothing More, The Collected Fotheringay’, and Mick Houghton’s inimitable biography on Sandy Denny: “I’ve Always Kept A Unicorn”. The musical achievements and professional experiences of the band… Read more »

Music / Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman tour dates + new mini album

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Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

Nominated for this year’s BBC Folk Award for Best Duo  ( having previously won in 2013 ) , Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman head out on tour next month for a string of gigs in support of their new ‘mini-album’, entitled ‘ Saved For A Rainy Day ‘. “Over the years there have been several… Read more »

Music / Dan Walsh Tour April-May 2016

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Dan Walsh

After a highly successful 2015 which saw the release of critically acclaimed album ‘Incidents and Accidents’ and a practically non-stop tour schedule which saw successful tours of no fewer than seven countries, singer and banjo maestro Dan Walsh returns with another busy UK spring tour. This will be the first opportunity to hear new material… Read more »

Music / Kelly Oliver takes off on Bedlam tour

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Kelly Oliver, a familiar sight on our pages, is one of the new breed of bright young folk inspired musicians who stands out from the crowd with her ‘golden vocals’ and feisty lyrics. We have been reporting on her progress with interest  over the last two years. We remarked that she was ‘getting on everyone’s… Read more »

Music / Americana Music Association UK Produces First Awards Show

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ama uk awards

The UK Americana Awards, slated to be an annual event, closed out two days of festivities at this year’s Americana Music Association UK conference. In a night celebrating the vibrant Americana scene, an audience of guests, AMA-UK delegates, members of the music industry, and the public were treated to performances from Billy Bragg, Danny &… Read more »

Music / The Young ‘Uns offer a ‘Free For All’ tour bonus

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3 for all

When popular Teesside trio The Young ‘uns embark on their biggest tour of the UK in April they aim to involve communities up and down the country in a series of free pre-gig grass roots events. In their only UK tour of 2016, Sean Cooney, Michael Hughes and David Eagle, together one of folk’s hottest properties, will set out to play 18 celebrated… Read more »

Music / Look Out – Early Cartographers

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Early Cartographers

Based in Sheffield, Early Cartographers are less a band than an umbrella for a group of musicians performing soupy, unplugged, jazz roots. Worthily they don’t just stick to a single modus operandi, you’ll find them busking the streets, playing on trams, at various festivals and in many a Yorkshire haunt. Look Out has been a… Read more »