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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

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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Hall Two

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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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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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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