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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

Rura: 'Despite the Dark' Album Launch

Friday, 10 April 2015 - 10:00pm /

Rugged yet disciplined, heartfelt whilst rousing and anthemic, refreshingly contemporary but rooted in tradition... Rura are a band inarguably at the forefront of Scottish folk.

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Hall Two

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman + Hattie Briggs

Friday, 17 April 2015 - 8:00pm /

After being voted 'Best Duo' in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2013, and also nominated for 'Best Original Song' (The Ballad of Andy Jacobs), Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman are proud to announce their new album 'Tomorrow Will Follow Today', their boldest musical statement to date.

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Hall Two

9Bach: 'TINCIAN' + Twelfth Day

Saturday, 18 April 2015 - 8:00pm /

TINCIAN is the second album by 9Bach, the group formed by Lisa Jen (also known for her work with Gruff Rhys) and Martin Hoyland. It's an atmospheric, emotional record that reflects their home environment of Gerlan, North Wales.

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Hall One

Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 - 8:00pm /

Scotland’s best-loved traditional musicians are back! Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have toured together since 1988 to packed concert halls all over the world.

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Hall One

Josh Rouse: 'The Embers of Time' Album Launch + Tim Keegan

Thursday, 23 April 2015 - 8:00pm /

‘It’s my surreal expat therapy record’ observes Josh Rouse about his new LP, 'The Embers of Time'. A career peak, the album takes inspiration from his self-admitted crisis of confidence and bouts with existential psychotherapy in his adopted home of Valencia, Spain.

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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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Blue Rose Code

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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'A wonderful space for music in a truly welcoming environment …'
Fiona Talkington, Late Junction,
BBC Radio 3