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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.

Hall Two

Serious presents... Patty Griffin: The Servant of Love Tour + Ryan Culwell

Thursday, 10 September 2015 - 8:00pm /

Alongside this intimate concert, accompanied only by David Pulkingham, Grammy-Award winning artist Patty Griffin will release 'Servant Of Love' on September 11, her tenth album.

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Kris Drever & Ian Carr

Friday, 25 September 2015 - 8:00pm /

Kris Drever (Lau) and Ian Carr are two of the finest and most influential, in-demand acoustic guitarists in the world today. The exceptionally talented duo are touring together for the first time.

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The Furrow Collective

Thursday, 1 October 2015 - 8:00pm /

Nominated ‘Best Group’ & ‘Best Traditional Track’ BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015 – This acclaimed collective brings together four award-winning musicians on the UK folk scene and delves into the obscure world of balladry at its darkest and quirkiest.

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The Watershed Band ALBUM LAUNCH – Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

Friday, 2 October 2015 - 8:00pm /

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, winners of the 2014 BBC Folk Award for Best Duo, embark on an exciting new project with an extended line up, to celebrate the launch of their new album 'Watershed'.

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Breaking Trad + Seven Glens

Friday, 23 October 2015 - 8:00pm /

Powerhouse band Breaking Trad, made up of Dónal Murphy (accordion), Niall Murphy (fiddle) and multi-instrumentalist Mike Galvin, are reviving trad with a fresh and modern twist.

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Coope Boyes & Simpson: In Flanders Fields

Friday, 30 October 2015 - 8:00pm /

The more we learn about war, the more important it becomes to sing about peace. 'In Flanders Fields' is the culmination of involvement in Peace Concerts Passchendaele in Flanders and work with Michael Morpurgo on 'Private Peaceful'.

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April Verch Band

Thursday, 5 November 2015 - 8:00pm /

Fiddler, singer, and stepdancer April Verch grew up surrounded by roots music. Now on her milestone 10th album 'The Newpart', Verch digs deep into songs and tunes from the era before the often-mined mid-century heyday of bluegrass and folk.

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Mairearad and Anna

Friday, 6 November 2015 - 8:00pm /

Two of Scotland’s most revered multi-instrumentalists, Mairearad Green (accordion and bagpipes) and Anna Massie (guitar, banjo, fiddle) are a truly captivating duo, providing a highly energetic performance with an instantly warm and friendly stage presence.

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Hall One

Ricky Ross: The Lyric Book Live – UK Tour 2015 + Andrew Wasylyk

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 - 8:00pm /

Ricky Ross embarks on his most intimate UK tour yet performing songs from his extensive song-writing catalogue: 30 Years of Songs, from Deacon Blue and Beyond.

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Lynched

Friday, 20 November 2015 - 8:00pm /

Lynched are a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin, who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar.

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