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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

An evening with Jerry Douglas (solo)

Monday, 12 February 2018 - 8:00pm /

Dobro master and 14-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar: elevating, transforming, and reinventing the instrument in countless ways.

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Hall Two

Tony McManus

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 8:00pm /

Through Tony McManus’ hands, the emotions of celtic music are transferred to the guitar and the listener is drawn into the driving energy of a reel or the timeless atmosphere of a lament – each finding an authentic voice through his interpretation.

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Hall Two

Fara

Monday, 19 February 2018 - 8:00pm /

Fara brings together four emerging musicians at the forefront of today’s young Scottish folk scene to produce a fiery sound rooted strongly in their upbringing among the music of Orkney.

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Hall Two

Cara Dillon: ‘Wanderer’ Album Launch

Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 8:00pm /

Cara Dillon occupies an enviable position at the very top of her genre. Alongside a selection of favourites from her previous releases, Cara will be performing material from her new album ‘Wanderer’ which is a collection of beautiful and moving songs recorded in an intimate setting with her husband and musical partner Sam Lakeman.

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Ennis Sisters and Dave Gunning

Friday, 2 March 2018 - 8:00pm /

This fantastic transatlantic co-headline tour from two of the biggest names from the culture-rich maritime provinces of Canada, featuring the remarkable Ennis Sisters and award-winning performer Dave Gunning.

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Hall One

Storytelling in Song – Chris Wood + Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith

Friday, 16 March 2018 - 7:30pm /

Award-winning singer and writer Chris Wood matches detailed stories of everyday life with reflections on politics, society and history. Jimmy and Sid come from a new generation of storytelling writers, with a repertoire spanning traditional and self-penned songs of the times.

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St Pancras Room

‘Mummers, Maypoles and Milkmaids: A Journey through the English Ritual Year’ with Sara Hannant

Saturday, 17 March 2018 - 2:30pm /

Photographer Sara Hannant presents an illustrated talk about some of the folk traditions which mark seasonal cycles throughout England.

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St Pancras Room

Outway Songster – Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne

Saturday, 17 March 2018 - 4:30pm /

Modern day Outway Songster Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne sings his current ‘favourite songs’, mainly traditional with the odd Victorian popular song thrown in for good measure, as well songs he has ‘invented’ himself.

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Foyer

Rosie Hodgson & Rowan Piggott

Saturday, 17 March 2018 - 6:30pm /

Rosie Hodgson is a folk singer and songwriter from Midhurst in West Sussex, and member of London/Irish supergroup Crossharbour. Fiddle-singer Rowan Piggott is the author of two successful tune books, he has also led fiddle workshops at festivals all over the UK.

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Hall One

Across The Generations – Martin & Eliza Carthy + Tim & Rhona Dalling

Saturday, 17 March 2018 - 7:30pm /

A concert series exploring the concept of Time through traditional and contemporary folk music: from hard times to the turning of the year through seasonal customs via music passed down through the ages. With Martin and Eliza Carthy, Tim and Rhona Dalling.

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