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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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Double Bill: Damien O’Kane Trio + Daoirí Farrell

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 - 8:00pm /

Damien O’Kane is in the Kate Rusby Band and is in fact Kate’s husband. He was nominated for the coveted Album of the Year Award in this year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Daoirí Farrell has been declared the finest singer out of Ireland in the last decade by Donal Lunny. We’ll be hearing a lot about him this autumn around the release of his long-awaited new album.

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Lankum (Lynched)

Thursday, 4 May 2017 - 8:00pm /

Lankum (Lynched) are a traditional folk group from Dublin who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar. ‘The most convincing band to come out of Ireland for years!’ The Guardian

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Calan: ‘Solomon’ Album Tour + Dan Wilde

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 8:00pm /

Fiddles, guitar, accordion, bagpipes and step dancing explode into life when Calan, the energetic young folk band from Wales, take to the stage. With the release of their latest album Solomon, Calan tells the story of the old Welsh fairy realm...

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Quercus: June Tabor, Iain Ballamy & Huw Warren

Thursday, 11 May 2017 - 8:30pm /

Three of the UK’s most celebrated folk and jazz musicians come together to create mesmerising, lyrical chamber music.

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Anna & Elizabeth + Eli West

Friday, 12 May 2017 - 8:00pm /

An outstanding double bill of sensational US artists and kindred spirits, with fresh and radical takes on old time traditions: Anna & Elizabeth + Eli West.

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Daphne’s Flight: Knows Time, Knows Change

Monday, 15 May 2017 - 8:00pm /

21 years after their debut self titled album and one and only UK tour, the tour de force that is Daphne’s Flight is set to return to the stage in 2017.

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Martha Tilston: ‘Nomad’ Album Tour with support from Joe Tilston

Thursday, 18 May 2017 - 8:00pm /

With a voice like spider-webbed hollows and lyrics that inspire and captivate, Martha Tilston has built a large captive audience worldwide via her astute lyrical observations and mesmerising songs.

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Kris Drever Band: If Wishes Were Horses

Saturday, 20 May 2017 - 8:00pm /

Kris Drever (Lau) launches into 2016 with a brand new studio album – his first for six years – and a supporting tour. With it he celebrates his first decade as an acclaimed solo artist and songwriter.

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Natalie Haas & Alasdair Fraser: Folk Cello

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 - 8:00pm /

Sizzlingly-talented young Californian cellist Natalie Haas and Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as Scotland’s premier fiddle ambassador, have been reviving the Scottish tradition of playing dance music on violin and cello for over 12 years.

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Altan: 30th Anniversary Tour

Thursday, 25 May 2017 - 8:00pm /

Altan have been long established as the best and foremost traditional Irish band to come out of Ireland. On their new recording, The Widening Gyre, their spiral of music expands, envelopes and includes friends and music that they have met on the road over their 30 years of touring professionally.

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