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Folk & Americana at Kings Place

Folk & Americana at Kings Place explores the UK’s core traditions alongside international and modern styles. At the heart of the programme is a rich artistic tapestry spanning singer-songwriters, acoustic, indie, Americana, country, bluegrass, roots and other styles.

Guests have included established artists and emerging talent from the broadest range of musical backgrounds, including BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners. Highlights have included performances by 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 and Tony Benn, Bella Hardy, Orlando Seale and The Swell and Sam Lee & Friends.

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SOLD OUT – Natalie Haas & Alasdair Fraser: Folk Cello

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 - 8:00pm /

Sizzlingly-talented young Californian cellist Natalie Haas and Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as Scotland’s premier fiddle ambassador, have been reviving the Scottish tradition of playing dance music on violin and cello for over 12 years.

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Altan: 30th Anniversary Tour

Thursday, 25 May 2017 - 8:00pm /

Altan have been long established as the best and foremost traditional Irish band to come out of Ireland. On their new recording, The Widening Gyre, their spiral of music expands, envelopes and includes friends and music that they have met on the road over their 30 years of touring professionally.

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Vindauga / Wind Eye featuring Sam Lee

Saturday, 3 June 2017 - 8:00pm /

Vocalists Sam Lee and Unni Løvlid, and four top instrumentalists explore the intersections, both ancient and modern, between Norwegian, Scottish and English traditional music.

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Box Office Stage

Kristin McClement

Friday, 9 June 2017 - 6:30pm /

Kristin McClement opens Poetry & Lyrics with her siren sounds. Bridging two worlds with her haunting melodies she evokes the vast shapeshifting landscape of her childhood South Africa, and the melancholic romance of old England. Kristin has collaborated with musicians Jools Owen, Emma Gatrill and Martha Rose across the UK and Europe alongside notable acts such as Benjamin Clementine, Sam Lee, Kathryn Joseph and The Weather Station.

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Box Office Stage

Secrets from The Nest

Saturday, 10 June 2017 - 3:15pm /

Join us on the Foyer Stage for a secret snippet of stories and songs from across the land in this rousing performance presented by The Nest Collective.

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The Land Listeners feat. Jackie Oates

Saturday, 10 June 2017 - 4:00pm /

Since time immemorial, language has been rooted to geographies, with vernaculars and histories spilling from the pockets of local communities. This event celebrates the oral histories of two English regions, Devon and Yorkshire.

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Le Vent Du Nord

Friday, 16 June 2017 - 8:00pm /

Combining a great stage presence with an energetic, dynamic flair, Le Vent du Nord are one of the leading names in Québecois folk music performing original songs inspired from their tradition – a truly fabulous sound!

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Chris Smither

Friday, 16 June 2017 - 8:00pm /

Having distilled his own signature sound of blues and folk for 50 years, Chris Smither is truly an American original. ‘Newcomers to Smither’s five-decade, multi-album career are advised to start right here.’ Uncut

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Irish Hooley at Kings Place

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 - 7:30pm /

A fantastic fundraising concert for ‘Irish Music and Dance in London’ (IMDL) and towards the staging of the 19th Return to Camden Town Festival, featuring some of the finest exponents of Irish music, song and dance.

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Double Bill: Rodney Crowell Trio + Jim Lauderdale

Thursday, 27 July 2017 - 8:00pm /

Rodney Crowell's career as a musician spans over five decades working with the likes of Emmylou Harris and Keith Urban on his hit album Diamonds & Dirt. Jim Lauderdale is ‘songwriter's songwriter’, who's written and co-written many modern classics for iconic artists including Robert Hunter, Ralph Stanley and Elvis Costello.

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