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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

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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Hall Two

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 Winter Season 2014/15 playlist...

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


Folk Guild