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Folk & Americana at Kings Place

Folk & Americana at Kings Place explores the UK’s core traditions alongside international and modern styles. At the heart of the programme is a rich artistic tapestry spanning singer-songwriters, acoustic, indie, Americana, country, bluegrass, roots and other styles.

Guests have included established artists and emerging talent from the broadest range of musical backgrounds, including BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners. Highlights have included performances by Chris Wood, Peggy Seeger, Martin Carthy, Dave Swarbrick, Martin Simpson, The Poozies, Breabach, Adem, Lau, Roddy Woomble, King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, Emily Barker, Kan, Lisa Knapp, Kris Drever, Roy Bailey and Tony Benn, Bella Hardy, Orlando Seale and The Swell and Sam Lee & Friends.

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Rachel Newton Band

Friday, 22 September 2017 - 8:00pm /

Founder member of The Furrow Collective, The Emily Portman Trio and The Shee, singer and harpist Rachel Newton also writes and performs her own solo material, releasing albums The Shadow Side in 2012 and Changeling in 2014.

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Marry Waterson & David A. Jaycock

Saturday, 30 September 2017 - 7:00pm /

After two hugely acclaimed albums with brother Olly Knight, Marry Waterson has teamed up with well-respected singer-songwriter and guitarist David A. Jaycock and released critically acclaimed Two Wolves on the One Little Indian label last year.

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Faustus

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 - 8:00pm /

Nominated in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, the Faustus triumvirate are three of the leading lights of their generation: Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel), Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast).

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Leveret: ‘Inventions’ Album Launch

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 - 8:00pm /

Leveret features three of England’s finest folk musicians in an exciting new collaboration. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron are each regarded as masters of their instrument and are involved in numerous collaborations with a huge range of artists.

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Martin Simpson: ‘Trails and Tribulations’ Album Launch

Saturday, 21 October 2017 - 8:00pm /

The remarkable intimate solo performances Martin Simpson gives go from strength to strength – every gig is a masterclass. He travels the length and breadth of the UK and beyond, giving rapt audiences passion, sorrow, love, beauty, tragedy and majesty through his playing.

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Maddy Prior

Monday, 23 October 2017 - 8:00pm /

A true legend of British music, Maddy Prior has built her career on exploring various musical avenues. Latest album 3 For Joy is no exception, a further exploration of the tradition that she loves

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Return to Camden: Noel Hill + Artisan Row

Friday, 27 October 2017 - 8:00pm /

This double bill concert is presented as part of the 19th Return to Camden Town Festival.

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Trio Dhoore

Thursday, 2 November 2017 - 8:00pm /

Trio Dhoore are a young band of monstrously musical brothers from Flanders. Championed by fRoots magazine, their first appearance in the UK at Sidmouth Folk festival this summer was a rip-roaring success, swiftly followed by universally-applauded shows at Homegrown Festival/EfEx. They are a stand out act!

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Blazin’ Fiddles

Monday, 20 November 2017 - 8:00pm /

Blazin’ Fiddles are undoubtedly one of the world’s most prolific fiddle groups. Over the last 17 years, no other band has quite managed to capture the excitement, passion and sensitivity of Scottish music all at once.

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Talisk

Thursday, 23 November 2017 - 8:00pm /

Nominees of the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Horizon Award, and winners of the 2015 Young Folk Award, Talisk are one of the fastest rising bands on the British folk scene. Mohsen Amini, Hayley Keenan and Craig Irving create a captivating, energetic and dynamic sound that, in little more than a year, has earned them multiple award wins and nationwide media and audience attention

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