A truly unique young duo, at the forefront of the new global folk movement. They will amaze you with their astonishing instrumental virtuosity, their genre-bending material and their warm personalities. A force to be reckoned with!
"Authentic, haunting roots music from a first class duo" - Seth Lakeman Click here for tickets
"I was completely knocked out by this duo...I've been playing [Singing The Bones] over and over...just a terrific album..." - Mike Harding, BBC Radio Two
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Support from Alan Kirkpatrick and John Shaw www.alankirkpatrickjohnshawfolk.co.uk
For more than 40 years, Andy has been a world music pioneer and icon for traditional music and musicians. Founder member of bands such as Sweeney's Men, Planxty, Patrick Street, and Mozaik, he has been hailed as "a tradition inhimself." Musician, singer and songwriter, few others can equal his repertoire: Irish traditional songs, dexterous Balkan dance tunes, and a compelling canon of his own material that defies description.
His artistry is quite simply unique. - The Independent
★★★★★ "Truly exciting, awe inspiring music" – SONGLINES "Absolutely stunning... Full on, full of life, and verve!" – MIKE HARDING, BBC RADIO 2 ★★★★ "Classical quality, jazz imagination, folk sensibility, rock/roots energy... Masterful." – SCOTSMAN
With one foot firmly planted in their folk roots, forward thinking septet The Old Dance School's expansive, cinematic sound combines flavours of folk, classical, electronica and jazz, one moment rip-roaring, the next beautifully delicate. Duelling fiddles, soaring brass crescendos, foot-stomping grooves and some of the most ambitious arrangements you're ever likely to hear, their new show charts their remarkable journey from ballet school basement jam sessions and cowshed rehearsals, to remote lighthouses, to headline appearances at international festivals.
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Bristol Folk House, Park Street, Bristol BS1 5JG
Bafta and Ivor Novello award winning singer-songwriter Emily Barker and her band The Red Clay Halo are set to release their much-anticipated fourth studio album, ‘Dear River’ on the 8 July 2013 on Linn Records and are touring the UK in October and November.
‘A gorgeous, sincere voice that grabs you and won’t let go’ – The Sun SFTW
‘Stripped free of studio frippery and all the better for its carefree simplicity’ **** - Q Magazine
twitter - @emilybarkerhalo
LUKE CONCANNON - Formerly of Nizlopi (yes 'the JCB song man') Luke Concannon is fresh from finishing his new album, inspired by his Hitchhiking mission to Palestine. This is Soul fired, Folk Hip-Hop from the Depths. Full of life, music, and stories, his gigs are exuberant and fierce! He loves to get people involved, so get ready to sing and dance. These gigs are passionate life or death struggles to ‘give everything’ and to engage the people in an act of celebration and dissolution in to music, and also a struggle to play the right notes in time.
With Nizlopi Luke experienced the heights of Top Of The Pops, playing Wembley Arena, Hyde Park to 20000 people, and selling close to one Million records, all from an independent family and friends run record label running out of one room in his parents house. And also of working the small venue circuit in England and Ireland for 7 years. The band parted ways in 2008, and since then he’s been finding his way, and deepening in to what his music and work is now. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-Uak6mdmHw BUY TICKETS
On the heels of having her single ‘Missin’ a Man’ playlisted at BBC Radio 2, Nashville-based singer/songwriter Jenn Bostic has announced 11 U.K. dates, starting at London’s Borderline on 26 November.
upcoming performances, will feature special guests Emma Stevens (named iTunes’ Best
of 2013 So Far), Daisy Chapman and
‘Missin’ a Man’, the third Bostic song to earn Radio 2 support, is the title track from her new EP, which also includes ‘Not Yet (Orchestral)’ and ‘Superstar’. Her song ‘Jealous of the Angels’ (from the album Jealous) reached #1 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart and was championed by Smooth Radio and Radio 2, while subsequent single ‘Not Yet’ achieved A-List rotation on Radio 2 as well as play on Magic and Smooth Radio. ‘Bostic is a star in the making’, AZ Weekly declared, ‘and Jealous is Exhibit A’.
The video for ‘Missin’ a Man’ debuted on VEVO this week and has already logged more than 65,000 views. The emotional clip, filmed in Bostic’s favorite U.K. spots, can be found here.
Bostic’s upcoming performances, will feature special guests Emma Stevens (named iTunes’ Best of 2013 So Far), Daisy Chapman and Jack Omer.
See / Listen - www.patsyreid.com/
Patsy Reid is one of the most admired musicians in the UK. In the last couple of years the former Breabach fiddle player has performed with Kathryn Tickell’s Northumbrian Voices, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman, The Cecil Sharp Project, Zakir Hussain’s Pulse of the World and a dazzling new string trio called VAMM. She also contributed violin, viola and cello to albums by Duncan Chisholm, Bella Hardy, Treacherous Orchestra and Tim Edey to name just a few.
Now Patsy Reid takes centre stage - accompanied by an equally accomplished band - to bring us songs and tunes from her new album The Brightest Path. This, her first solo recording since 2008’s rapturously received Bridging The Gap, features newly recovered traditional Scottish melodies from the Atholl Collection, along with self-penned and contemporary material that thrillingly demonstrates Patsy’s ability to virtually sing through her instrument. Combining skills and techniques from both folk and classical disciplines; Lau’s Aidan O’Rourke describes her as having “an accuracy and tone that many fiddlers only dream of. She has truly mastered her instrument.”
Singer-songwriter Steve Forbert had his first major hit in 1979. Thirty-plus years later, he’s still writing acclaimed songs and has released 14 studio albums, including a Grammy-nominated tribute to another Mississippi legend, Jimmie Rodgers.
Steve was inducted into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame in 2006, and “Romeo’s Tune” was covered by Keith Urban in 2007. More recently he has written songs for the Occupy Wall St. movement and has re-released some of his earlier recordings on CD for the first time.
Web site / Watch Listen - http://www.gilmoreroberts.co.uk/
Twice-nominated at BBC Folk Awards, contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding lap-tapping guitar, fiery fiddle and their trademark harmonies, creating a powerful wall of sound. Their third album The Innocent Left, recorded in London with producer Julian Simmons (Guillemots, Ed Sheeran, Albert Lee), explores many and varied topics but remains consistently bound by Gilmore & Roberts' passion for stories.
2013 BBC Radio Folk Awards 'Best Duo' - Nomination
2012 UK Songwriting Contest, Acoustic/Folk category - WINNER ('Doctor James')
2012 Fatea Awards 'Song of The Year' - WINNER ('Doctor James')
2012 fRoots Critics Poll, Album of the Year - Runner Up