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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

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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Hall Two

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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Hall Two

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

SOLD OUT: 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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Hall Two

Boo Hewerdine: 'My Name In Brackets' Album Launch + Rosalie Deighton

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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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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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

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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Listen to our Autumn 2014 playlist...

 

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