November

Frigg's Finnish Fiddle Tunes Workshop

Friggs Finnish Fiddle Tunes workshop for all string players LEVEL 3, 5.30pm - 6.30pm, 10 For all string players, not just fiddlers! Band members offer a stirring string experience of Scandinavian tunes - jigs, reels, polkas, schottisches, waltzes - taught by ear but with the offer of scores for future reference. For next generation players, intermediate & established players. Classical, traditional, jazz and folk players all welcome!! Please note, workshop tickets only available when purchasing a ticket for the concert.

St. David's Hall, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Frigg's Finnish Fiddle ...

St. David's Hall
Cardiff

Tuesday

21 Nov

Adam Holmes & Rachel Sermanni Double Bill | Bush Hall, London

Presented by Green Note 14 adv under 18\'s accompanied Award winning singer/songwriters Adam Holmes And The Embers and Rachel Sermanni bring their 2017 Double Bill \'The Midnight Milk Tour\' to Bush Hall. Adam and his band The Embers combine the textures of classic artists such as Paul Simon, Neil Young and Ryan Adams with a hint of Scotland to provide their own brand of soulful roots music. With their first two albums nominated for Scottish Album of the Year, the stage is set for their eagerly awaited third album which is being released in Autumn 2017. Described by the Sunday Times as an instrument of incredible purity Rachel Sermanni has one of the most beautiful and singular voices in music. This, together with the force of her astonishing live presence and richly melodic songs, have made her a must see live act for audiences all over the world.

Bush Hall, London, United Kingdom

Adam Holmes & Rachel Se...

Bush Hall
London

Tuesday

21 Nov

Adam Holmes & Rachel Sermanni Double Bill | Bush Hall, London

Presented by Green Note 14 adv under 18\'s accompanied Award winning singer/songwriters Adam Holmes And The Embers and Rachel Sermanni bring their 2017 Double Bill \'The Midnight Milk Tour\' to Bush Hall. Adam and his band The Embers combine the textures of classic artists such as Paul Simon, Neil Young and Ryan Adams with a hint of Scotland to provide their own brand of soulful roots music. With their first two albums nominated for Scottish Album of the Year, the stage is set for their eagerly awaited third album which is being released in Autumn 2017. Described by the Sunday Times as an instrument of incredible purity Rachel Sermanni has one of the most beautiful and singular voices in music. This, together with the force of her astonishing live presence and richly melodic songs, have made her a must see live act for audiences all over the world.

Bush Hall, London, United Kingdom

Adam Holmes & Rachel Se...

Bush Hall
London

Tuesday

21 Nov

Will Varley - Trinity - 22.11.17

WILL VARLEY www.willvarley.com After selling out the Union Chapel in London last year, rambling folk singer Will Varley announces his biggest headline tour to date, culminating with a show at Londons legendary Shepherds Bush Empire. Momentum has been growing around the young troubadour since the release of his 4th studio album Kingsdown Sundown and this year he is poised to bring his music to an even wider audience. The album was released in November 2016 to rave reviews, reaching number 5 in the Official Independent Album Breakers Chart and receiving four stars from The Independent. Darkly comic, often politically charged and always emotionally loaded, Varleys live shows have been drawing crowds across the world, and his headline tours have seen him selling out venues from Berlin to New York and everywhere in between. Last summer saw triumphant festival appearances at the likes of Glastonbury and Cambridge Folk Festival, with packed tents shouting along to every word. Its been a meteoric rise for the 29 year old who started self-releasing his albums and travelling around England on foot only five years ago. Since then he signed a deal with independent music champions Xtra Mile Recordings and toured extensively across the UK, Europe and North America opening for supporter and label mate Frank Turner, Scottish heroes The Proclaimers and Billy Bragg. Will Varley epitomises the DIY attitude. From the festival and record label he co-runs in Kent to his self-directed music videos which have clocked up millions of views online, Will revels in being a driving force in every aspect of his music. Since its release Will has been working on more new material and after lots of adventures abroad hes hugely excited about returning for a headline tour in the UK this autumn. WEDNESDAY 22 NOVEMBER TRINITY CENTRE Trinity Road, Bristol, Avon BS2 0NW Doors 7pm Ages 14+ Advance tickets available from: www.alttickets.com www.gigantic.com www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

Trinity, Bristol, United Kingdom

Will Varley - Trinity -...

Trinity
Bristol

Wednesday

22 Nov

Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings At Scala

In November 2017 Jon Boden, former lead-singer of Bellowhead, will head out on his Afterglow Launch Tour, marking the release of his third solo album - his first new release since leaving Bellowhead in May 2016. It also marks the reformation of the amazing Remnant Kings - a band that hasnt performed together since 2012. Featuring the talents of former Bellowhead band-mates Sam Sweeney and Paul Sartin, plus Leverets Rob Harbron and Ben Nicholls and Richard Warren (King of The Southseas) the band will be joined by a string and brass section to celebrate the launch of the new album Afterglow - a genuinely ground breaking album by an exceptional artist.

Scala, London, United Kingdom

Jon Boden & The Remnant...

Scala
London

Wednesday

22 Nov

Friday Folk-Punk Fun W/ Jake & The Jellyfish + More

Jake & The Jellyfish Jake and the jellyfish are a four piece hailing straight outta Leeds. Armed with foot stomping folk tunes, sing your heart out punk anthems and a hint of ska, theyve toured extensively in a beat up old post office van bringing an energetic atmosphere and drunken sing alongs to venues across the UK and Mainland Europe. Playing festivals like Rebellion, Kendal Calling and Beat-herder and sharing stages with bands such as The Skints, Random Hand and Beans on Toast theyve definitely carved their own foothold in the DIY music scene. http://www.jakeandthejellyfish.com/ Joe Sullivan & The Happiness Werewolves "A man who seems very jaded with the world and portrays those feelings excellently through the medium of music" - Colin\'s Punk Rock Blog "Folk punk with melodies to make you dance and deadpan lyrics to make you think of Billy Bragg" - White Lion http://happinesswerewolf.bandcamp.com/ Efa Supertramp Efa Supertramp is a punk folk singer from Wales. She has been making a name for herself in the underground scene in the UK with her truthful attitude to life and politics. She sings in both English and her mother-tongue Welsh, a minority language. Efa is young, energetic and original. Her songs are angry but uplifting. She hates money, power and greed but loves living life as free as she can. She has toured all over the UK and Europe, playing in protests, squats, street corners, living rooms, bars and festivals, and has supported punk legends such as The Damned, TV Smith (The Adverts), Viv Albertine (The Slits) and Attila The Stockbroker. http://afiach.bandcamp.com/ 5 / Happy hour 6pm / Gig 7pm / Party after the bands until 2am Picture credit to Warren Terror, of The Jellyfish at NXI in 2014 Couple of slots available, send your folk-punk jams to paul@newcrossinn.com / ollie@newcrossinn.com

New Cross Inn, London, United Kingdom

Friday Folk-punk Fun W/...

New Cross Inn
London

Friday

24 Nov

Will Varley

Combining melancholic ballads and fiery protest songs with audience interaction and surreal improvised comedy, Will Varley Music\'s live performances have become grown ever more anarchic over the years. The folk singer comes to us in support of his critically-acclaimed fourth album, Kingsdown Sundown. Ticket price: 17 excluding booking fees. Age Restriction: 8+; under 14s to be accompanied by adult 18+ Doors 7pm // Curfew 11pm. Set times / supports TBA closer to the date.

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, United Kingdom

Will Varley

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
London

Saturday

25 Nov

Sun Kil Moon

Academy Events presents Sun Kil Moon Ticket price: 29 excluding booking fees. Age Restrictions: No under 8s. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult 18+. O2 Presale: Wednesday 1st March at 9am General sale: Friday 3rd March at 9am Doors 7pm // Curfew 11pm. Show starts at 8pm

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, United Kingdom

Sun Kil Moon

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
London

Sunday

26 Nov

Blackbeard's Tea Party Live At Borderline

Glasswerk presents: Blackbeard\'s Tea Party + Felix Hagan & The Family Live at Borderline, Soho. Playing together since summer 2009, Blackbeards Tea Party began as a busking, function and ceilidh band, but quickly grew a reputation as a formidable live act. They soon found themselves selling out venues in their home town of York. During this time, Blackbeards Tea Party released a mini-album (Heavens to Betsy, 2009) and a full length album (Tomorrow Well Be Sober, 2011) to excellent critical acclaim and public response. Both were recorded in Kajunga Studios (a series of progressively bigger bedrooms) and were funded and distributed independently. After the release of Heavens to Betsy the bands distinct sound was picked up by the BBCs Mike Harding, who played Blackbeards Tea Party on BBC Radio 2s weekly folk show. Tickets on sale now via Ticketweb, Alt Tickets and all other good ticket outlets.

The Borderline, London, United Kingdom

Blackbeard's Tea Party ...

The Borderline
London

Sunday

26 Nov

Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra Live At The Borderline

DHP Family presents: Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra live at the Borderline. Rob Heron & the Tea Pad Orchestra are one of the hardest working bands in the UK roots circuit. With thousands of touring miles under their belts, they have earned themselves a sizeable fan base in the UK, Europe and beyond. Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, they play their own brand of Western Swing, Blues, Gypsy Jazz and Country, or North Eastern Swing as they\'ve coined it. Their style is more eclectic than most, influenced by early 20th century American music, with the addition of razor-sharp solos, great arrangements and original songs; their music harks back to a golden age whilst staying perfectly modern. The songs are penned by Rob Heron, a crazy fool for country music and a full time dandy-cowboy. His songs are full of character, satire, and good old fashion hollerin. The band, a hot six-piece, features Ben Fitzgerald (guitar), Tom Cronin (mandolin), Colin Nicholson (accordion), Ted Harbot (double bass) and Paul Archibald (drums). Their debut album, Money Isn\'t Everything, caused a sensation when it was released in 2012, winning a host of rave reviews many of them 5-star. Their second album, "Talk About The Weather" (released July 7th 2014) is also gathering some notable radio play and reviews. The best way to experience Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra is at a live show!

The Borderline, London, United Kingdom

Rob Heron & The Tea Pad...

The Borderline
London

Wednesday

29 Nov

Harbottle & Jonas At The Blue Man, Brighton

Appearing Live at The Blue Man. Harbottle & Jonas are a stunning young folk duo based in Totnes, Devon. Their music is eclectic and is always accompanied with a great story. They have received plaudits from folk royalty including Seth Lakeman, Jon Boden, Rod Clements, Declan Sinnott, BBC Introducing and have recently been endorsed by Seasalt Clothing. Playing over 100 gigs each year, these troubadours are to be found far and wide across our beautiful island. Phenomenal BBC Introducing \'Two Amazing Musicians\' - Seasalt Clothing \'A Really Unique Sound\' - Seth Lakeman \'Thoroughly Enjoyable\' - Jon Boden (Bellowhead) \'Fabulous\' - Declan Sinnott (Christy Moore) Supported: Martin Carthy, Seth Lakeman, Declan Sinnott, Ruarri Joseph, Mark Chadwick and Maz O\'Connor. Interesting Facts: Had a beer named after our debut album. Appeared on Italian and Irish Television. Busked across Europe. Endorsed by Seasalt Clothing. Have had their music streamed in excess of 1,000,000 times in 25 different countries. Audio Link: https://harbottleandjonas.bandcamp.com Web links: https://www.facebook.com/HarbottleandJonas/ www.harbottleandjonas.com https://twitter.com/David_Harbottle https://www.youtube.com/user/dmharbottle1 https://soundcloud.com/harbottleandjonas

The Blue Man, Brighton, United Kingdom

Harbottle & Jonas At Th...

The Blue Man
Brighton

Thursday

30 Nov

Cara Dillion- Upon A Winter's Night At Union Chapel

Come and join the exceptional Cara Dillon for a night of Christmas songs in what will undoubtedly be a magical and memorable festive experience. Having recorded her highly anticipated Christmas album "Upon A Winter\'s Night" Cara and her band will be performing classic Carols, Celtic Hymns and other Christmas songs to celebrate and share in the Christmas Spirit. A tradition in the making. If you dont know the voice of Cara Dillon, youre in for a treat. If you are already amongst her legions of admirers around the world, you know you have something special in store. The extraordinary Irish singer makes music that transcends genres and crosses barriers. She has won every folk award going, but confesses to being no purist, making music that reaches beyond the constraints and limitations of tradition. To me, you can go anywhere with every song. The melody and message is at the forefront of everything I do. I dont really care where the song came from, how old it is, and who did it first. Its whether it strikes a note in my heart, does it haunt me, do I need to sing it?

Union Chapel, London, United Kingdom

Cara Dillion- Upon A Wi...

Union Chapel
London

Thursday

30 Nov

December

Bombadil Live At The Borderline

Bombadil In nearly all of their interviews, Durham, North Carolina indie combo Bombadil claimed that their conceptual starting point was the folk music of Bolivia, last heard on the U.S. pop charts approximately never. (Simon & Garfunkel\'s "El Condor Pasa [If I Could]" was based on a folk song from Peru, one country over, but that\'s as close as it gets.) But before one gets nightmarish visions of a South American version of Vampire Weekend\'s wholesale rip-off of various African musical styles, the band\'s playful, childlike take on twee indie pop had only the slightest connection to South American folk tunes, sharing much more in common with the more cutesy side of the Elephant 6 stable (early Of Montreal, etc.) and the late, lamented indie label Kindercore Records. However, bassist and keyboardist Daniel Michalak and guitarist Bryan Rahija really did hatch the initial idea of the band and began writing songs together while spending a semester abroad in Bolivia, and the band\'s on-stage costumes included (among various outlandish looks) an approximation of the look of itinerant Bolivian folk musicians. Students at Duke University, Michalak and Rahija returned to North Carolina and added a mutual friend, multi-instrumentalist Stuart Robinson (who specialized in various keyboards and trumpet), and Michalak\'s younger brother, John Michalak, on drums. After a live demo recorded at a campus concert got the fledgling band (named for the J.R.R. Tolkien character Tom Bombadil) signed to local indie Ramseur Records, a self-titled EP was released in 2006. A heavy touring schedule combined with academic requirements caused John Michalak to leave the band prior to the recording of its full-length debut; he was replaced by James Phillips. Bombadil\'s debut album, A Buzz, A Buzz, was released in the spring of 2008. Tarpits & Canyonlands followed in 2009. The band was on hiatus for parts of 2009 and 2010 due to Daniel Michalak suffering from a recurring nerve condition in his hands that left him unable to play for periods of time. With Michalak\'s health improving, All That the Rain Promises came out in 2011, with the witty, whimsical, and less ethnic folk-influenced Metrics of Affection arriving in the summer of 2013. Rahija left the band soon thereafter, and a fifth LP was written as a trio and recorded with guests including Rahija on guitar and ukulele and Michael Stipe, who also appeared on one track of Metrics of Affection, on trumpet. Shortly before the still jolly but more heartache-focused Hold On was released in March 2015, the band announced that Stuart Robinson was leaving to pursue other interests and would not be joining the promotional tour. Michalak and Phillips regrouped with guitarist Stacy Harden and, still with Ramseur, released Fences in 2017. It featured production by John Vanderslice, who claimed to take a light hand to songs and acoustic performances that stood on their own.

The Borderline, London, United Kingdom

Bombadil Live At The Bo...

The Borderline
London

Friday

01 Dec

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