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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

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Friday, 28 November 2014 - 8:00pm /

The musical partnership between Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as Scotland's premier fiddle ambassador, and the sizzlingly-talented young California cellist Natalie Haas may not seem an obvious one, but the duo's dazzling teamwork, driving, dancing rhythms, and their shared passion for improvising on the melody and the groove of Scottish tunes has helped reconstruct and revive the Scottish tradition of playing dance music on violin and cello.

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Hall Two

Songdog: Last Orders At Harry's Bar + Phil Burdett

Friday, 5 December 2014 - 8:00pm /

Songdog is a vehicle for the songs of Lyndon Morgans (from Blackwood in South Wales) with accompaniment from Karl Woodward, Dave Paterson, Jasper Salmon and, latterly, Mal Phillips. 'Last Orders At Harry's Bar' serves as a metaphor for a time and place of Last Things, a site and a moment of final reckoning.

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Hall One

The Albion Christmas Band: One for the Road

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 - 8:00pm /

A guided tour through the Christmas customs of Britain, The Albion Christmas Band (Simon Nicol, Kellie While, Simon Care and Ashley Hutchings) perform a mixture of seasonal carols, spoken word, humorous readings and dance, reminding audiences of the simpler pleasures and values of a traditional Christmas.

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Hall Two

Upturned Pebble Records: Label Launch Night with Lizzyspit + Boat To Row

Thursday, 29 January 2015 - 8:00pm /

Lizzyspit is an online sensation. From playing the London circuit to garnering an online fan base that tops 1.5 million, this singer-songwriter is going from strength to strength. Boat To Row are known for delivering an intricate set woven with strings and vocal harmonies, layered with an ever-expanding collection of instruments.

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Hall Two

Southern Tenant Folk Union: Album Launch

Friday, 6 February 2015 - 8:00pm /

Southern Tenant Folk Union are the Edinburgh based six-piece string band that over a series of albums have produced a thought provoking and arresting take on roots & folk music.

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Hall One

McGoldrick, McCusker and Doyle

Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 8:00pm /

Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle three members of the BBC acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions will play Kings Place as part of a unique European tour. This is a rare chance to see three of the world's finest musicians share a stage together.

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Hall One

Diana Jones + Martin Simpson

Friday, 20 February 2015 - 7:30pm /

Award-winning singer-songwriter Diana Jones brings the inspiring sounds of old-time Appalachia music to her new CD, recorded at The Museum of Appalachia in Clinton, Tennessee. She is joined by one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, Martin Simpson, whose interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling.

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Gill Sandell & Chris T-T: 'Walk Away, Walk Away' Album Launch

Friday, 20 February 2015 - 8:00pm /

Two acclaimed alt-folk artists and old friends launch their first ever collaborative work. 'Walk Away, Walk Away' is an atmospheric collection of noir songs from across pop, rock and folk traditions and generations. Expect piano, accordian, guitars and effects, alongside their sublime, unusual voices in harmony.

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Hall One

Duncan Chisholm: 'The Gathering'

Friday, 27 February 2015 - 8:00pm /

Highly rhythmical and powerfully personal, this show combines traditional and contemporary fiddle tunes, gripping stories of Scotland's ancient Chisholm clan lands and irrepressible humour.

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Calan: Album Launch

Friday, 13 March 2015 - 8:00pm /

Calan bring together the remarkable talents of five young musicians giving a fresh and vibrant sound to traditional Welsh music. With their contemporary and lively approach they breathe new life into the old traditions.

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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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