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Folk

Hosted in an intimate venue with world-class acoustics, Folk at Kings Place is a weekly series featuring a diverse programme of folk music from its core traditions to the cutting edge and beyond.

With BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners through to emerging talent, the 40+ shows each year present artists from a huge range of musical backgrounds. Audiences can enjoy a rich artistic tapestry spanning the traditional UK & International scene, acoustic, singer-songwriters, Americana, country, bluegrass, roots and other related genres.

Folk highlights have included 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 & Tony Benn, Bella Hardy, Orlando Seale & The Swell, Sam Lee & Friends and many others, not to mention unannounced special guest appearances on the night.

Every Friday, 8pm

Hall Two

Stefan Grossman

Friday, 24 April 2015 - 8:00pm /

One of the world's foremost authorities on acoustic blues guitar, Stefan Grossman studied with acoustic blues and gospel singer/guitarist Rev. Gary Davis, Mississippi John Hurt, Son House, Skip James, Mance Lipscomb and Fred McDowell...

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Hall Two

Blue Rose Code + Renny Jackson

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 - 8:00pm /

Blue Rose Code is not folk music. Or so he’s been told. Ross Wilson, the Edinburgh-born songwriter who performs under that name, doesn’t write folk songs. But having discovered the traditional music of the British Isles whilst in exile down south, he fell in love with what he heard...

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Hall Two

The Kennedys

Friday, 8 May 2015 - 8:00pm /

Over the last two decades, The Kennedys have released a string of albums to critical acclaim in the US & UK. This spring we will see the release of their '20th Anniversary Series' – three simultaneous CDs of new material...

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Hall Two

Breabach

Friday, 15 May 2015 - 8:00pm /

The haunting strains of twin bagpipes have become a defining signature of Breabach – a chiming herald of Scottish folk being embraced by a new generation. The energetic five-piece deliver a thrilling and unique brand of contemporary folk music...

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Hall One

Olivia Chaney: 'The Longest River' Album Launch

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 - 8:00pm /

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Olivia Chaney’s Nonesuch debut 'The Longest River' is striking in its simplicity; it preserves the passion and immediacy of her live performances with a deceptively-structured informality.

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Chris Smither

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 - 8:00pm /

Having distilled his own signature sound of blues and folk for 50 years, Chris Smither is a profound songwriter, blistering guitarist and truly an American original.

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Foghorn Stringband

Friday, 22 May 2015 - 8:00pm /

'Portland’s Foghorn String Band stands at the top of today’s vibrant old-time music revival. Each album finds them deeper into the tradition, more familiar with the rich resources of roots music, and more focused, but still propelled by that undercurrent of punk energy.' — Art Menius

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Hall One

The Demon Barbers XL

Thursday, 28 May 2015 - 8:00pm /

Renowned for their no holds barred approach to their live shows The Demon Barbers return to the concert stage with a new repertoire, extra band members and a modern twist to their multi-award winning Roadshow.

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Hall Two

Bruce Molsky

Friday, 29 May 2015 - 8:00pm /

Bruce Molsky stands today as the premier old-time fiddler in the world, the defining virtuoso of Appalachia's timeless folk music traditions.

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Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr: 'Murmurs' Album Launch

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 - 7:30pm /

Comprising three of Britain’s finest musicians and interpreters of songs and tunes, each member of this trio is an acknowledged virtuoso in their own right: Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr.

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