Fans of folk music and British talent are in for a treat as renowned artist Maddy Prior is taking her stunning vocals and musical abilities into venues across the UK throughout October 2017. Once again, she’ll be joining forces with skilful Hannah James and stunning instrumentalist Giles Lewin. Together the brilliant trio will take audiences on a journey of music from the British Isles and Eastern Europe in their daring acoustic style that enhances the fine vocals on display.
Folk music fans can start their Christmas celebrations early with the help of the Albion Christmas Band when the band hits the road for its annual tour on Saturday 9 December.
If you like your ‘folk’ edgy, turning traditional songs on their head, swerving into rock territory or nudging the mainstream, Sam Kelly’s your man.
At just 24, the ‘pushing the envelope’ singer songwriter has had no trouble setting the roots world alight. Just three years after releasing his first EP, Norfolk-born, Bristol-based Kelly scooped the coveted 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards “Horizon” title, which recognises the best emerging talent.
WILL POUND & EDDY JAY
On the road this autumn: Oct 31-Nov 3, 2017
An act to leave you breathless!
The fusing of awesome accordion player Eddy Jay with triple BBC Folk Awards ‘Musician of the Year’ nominee Will Pound (“one of the world’s greatest harmonica players”- Daily Telegraph) has produced one of the most dynamic duos you are likely to witness on the folk roots scene.
Their much acclaimed, fast-paced, feel-good debut CD Ignite was a completely eclectic affair mixing everything from Balkan to Swedish tunes to self-penned numbers about Richard III and 1940s ‘big band jazz’!
Following the release earlier this year of her critically acclaimed debut “Gilded” on ANTI-, and an extensive US tour in support of Social Distortion, Jade Jackson will make her first trip to the UK with a headline show at The Slaughtered Lamb on November 13th.
“Gilded” is a powerful and persuasive introduction to the gifted young country-rock sensation from small town California already causing a stir with critics and fans alike.
New albums “Vol.1” and “Vol.2” out now on Partisan Records
Last month, for the first time in four years, the acclaimed and beloved Providence, RI band Deer Tick released new music into the world in the shape of two new albums; Vol.1 and Vol.2. Riding a wave of support from media and fans on both sides of the Atlantic, the band can now announce that they’ll bring their exhilarating live show back to the UK / EU early next year, playing at Celtic Connections in Glasgow, as well as what will be a huge headline set at London’s Islington Assembly Hall.
Trio Dhoore are a young and talented band of musical brothers from Flanders in Belgium. Their extensive repertoire of traditional Flemish tunes is punctuated by song and many of their own compositions. This mix all goes to provide their audiences with a soundscape where traditional and contemporary music, melancholy melodies and intuitive interplay merge to unique effect.
Festive fun guaranteed –
Sam Kelly and Jamie Francis are proven winners at the Ram Club, having played in a trio and as The Changing Room – two fabulous performances. Sam is a hugely talented and hard-working young musician with a memorable voice and Jamie one of the best banjo players you will ever see. This dynamic duo will set the party alight with their mix of old and new. Adding to the frivolities will be a table laden with festive fayre – plus a spectacular gallery of unusual raffle prizes. Huge fun guaranteed.
Friday December 15, 7.30pm (music begins at 8.30). At the Old Cranleighan Club, Thames Ditton, Surrey KT7 0HB.
NB: This will be a ticketed event – details to follow – please see the website. All welcome.
A selection of photograph from Fairport’s Cropredy Convention Festival 2017. All photos were taken by and are copyright Robbi ViceversaFotografia
8 September – Charlie Dore & Julian Littman – support Feral Beryl £10
6 October – The Dovetail Trio – support Antoine Architeuthis £10
3 November – Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner – support Bernard Hoskins £8
1 December – Eddie Seaman & Luc McNally – support Steam Shed £10
Open mic nights 15 Sept, 20 Oct, 17 Nov and 15 Dec – all £3 on the door
The Village Pump at The Barn, back of the Lamb in, Mortimer St, Trowbridge BA14 8BN. Tel for booking 01225 865107