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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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Hall One

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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Hall Two

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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Hall Two

Melrose Quartet: ‘Dominion’ Album Launch

Thursday, 30 November 2017 - 8:00pm /

Melrose Quartet are Nancy Kerr (voice, fiddle), James Fagan (voice, bouzouki, guitar), Jess Arrowsmith (voice, fiddle) and Richard Arrowsmith (voice, melodeons). November 2017 sees them release their eagerly-awaited second album, Dominion.

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Molsky’s Mountain Drifters

Friday, 1 December 2017 - 8:00pm /

Introducing Bruce Molsky’s brand new trio with Allison de Groot and Stash Wyslouch – tradition steeped in possibility. Bruce Molsky, ‘one of America’s premier fiddling talents’ (Mother Jones) and Grammy-nominated artist on fiddle, banjo, guitar and song is delighted to present his new group already on tour in the US.

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Urban Partners’ Christmas Choir Showcase

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 - 7:00pm /

This December, Urban Partners – the Business Partnership for the King’s Cross, Euston and St Pancras area, invite you to join them for a celebration of the incredible choral talent in the local area.

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The Albion Christmas Band

Friday, 22 December 2017 - 8:00pm /

Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), Kellie While (Albion Band), Simon Care (Edward II) and the Guvnor himself, Ashley Hutchings, take you on a guided tour through the Christmas customs of Britain.

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Julie Fowlis

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 - 8:00pm /

With a career spanning ten years and five studio albums, Julie Fowlis will forever be recognised for singing the theme song to Brave, Disney Pixar’s Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA-winning animated film, set in the ancient Highlands of Scotland.

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Lúnasa

Sunday, 28 January 2018 - 4:00pm /

Lúnasa is one of the most influential bands in the history of Irish traditional music and they celebrate their twentieth anniversary in 2017.

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Christine Tobin – PELT 1

Saturday, 3 February 2018 - 7:30pm /

Christine Tobin leads her virtuosic musicians across a kaleidoscopic panorama, sometimes as junkyard blues philosopher, or snappy beat seductress, sometimes as a conduit for exquisite zen-like harmonies or reflective Americana. With a guest reading by the acclaimed, multi-award winning Brooklyn poet Eva Salzman who has also collaborated with Christine on past projects.

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Breabach

Thursday, 8 February 2018 - 8:00pm /

Walking away with the accolades ‘Folk Band of the Year’ and ‘Album of Year’ at the 2016 Scots Trad Music Awards was the perfect way to round off an exciting year for Scottish contemporary-folk group Breabach.

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