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Folk Union

Hosted in an intimate venue with world-class acoustics, Folk Union 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 Union 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

Gentle Men: Roy Bailey & Robb Johnson

Friday, 26 September 2014 - 8:00pm /

This abridged version of Robb Johnson's highly acclaimed song suite Gentle Men focuses on his grandfathers' experience of the war. The songs present the effect of history on two of its statistics, two ordinary soldiers, two gentle men, who survived the war but were forever in its shadow.

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Hall Two

Maia: 'Lazy Lawns' Album Launch

Friday, 3 October 2014 - 8:00pm /

Maia are a pop folk acoustic quartet from Huddersfield, who have described themselves as sci-fi folk evangelists! They have a radiant varied sound, stunning harmonies with a brooding sense of adventure and streaks of pop eccentricity.

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Hall Two

Jamie Smith's Mabon

Friday, 10 October 2014 - 8:00pm /

Award–winning, stunning, joyous and vibrant – Celtic music without borders – Jamie Smith's MABON (JSM) is an essential and heady treat, currently seen by audiences and critics alike as one of Britain's fastest rising 'must see' roots acts.

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Hall Two

Tim Eriksen: Hardcore Americana

Friday, 17 October 2014 - 8:00pm /

Tim Eriksen is acclaimed for transforming American tradition with his startling interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shape-note gospel and dance tunes from New England and Southern Appalachia.

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Hall Two

Brock McGuire Band + CrossHarbour

Friday, 24 October 2014 - 8:00pm /

The Brock McGuire Band is a tight and tenacious four-piece recently voted 'Traditional Irish band of the decade' by Irish American News. Support is from dynamic new London Irish band, CrossHarbour, fusing well-loved traditional tunes and songs with self-penned material and original arrangements.

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Tir Eolas

Saturday, 25 October 2014 - 7:30pm /

Think virtuosic instrumentals, five-part singing, foot-stomping, and time-honoured folk ballads... Alternative-folk group Tir Eolas draw on their Celtic and English folk roots to create their unique combination of traditional folk songs/tunes and original material. Not to be missed!

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Macalla + The London Lasses & Chris O'Malley

Sunday, 26 October 2014 - 8:00pm /

The first all-female traditional Irish band, Macalla, celebrate their 30th Anniversary year. Support comes from traditional Irish group The London Lasses, who are about to record their fifth album with pianist/guitarist Chris O'Malley.

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Hall One

Mary Gauthier: 'Trouble and Love' ALBUM LAUNCH

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 - 8:00pm /

Join Louisiana-native turned Nashville-resident, Mary Gauthier, for the launch of her brand new studio album, including songs written with Beth Nielsen Chapman and Gretchen Peters. Album guests include Duane Eddy.

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Boo Hewerdine: 'My Name In Brackets' ALBUM LAUNCH

Friday, 14 November 2014 - 8:00pm /

One of England's finest songwriters Boo Hewerdine launches his new album 'My Name in Brackets', featuring singles 'Amazing Robot' and 'Drinking Alone'. 'Both these tracks were recorded as a one man band just like the very first recordings I made'.

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Hall One

Rachel Sermanni: 'Live In Dawson City' ALBUM LAUNCH

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 - 8:00pm /

Rachel Sermanni is taking her Naked Ladies on tour. This Autumn the Folk-Noir balladeer will be on the road, again, with a new Live Album, recorded in the Yukon at the prestigious Dawson City Music Festival, and a collection of her drawings – nudes and dreams – following their debut exhibition in Edinburgh in June 2014.

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Listen to our Autumn 2014 playlist...

 

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


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