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Albion Christmas Band

Folk / Christmas

Let four acclaimed folk musicians take you on a guided tour through the Christmas customs of Britain – an Albion Christmas widely regarded as the premier seasonal show.

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The Local Honeys

Folk / Venus Unwrapped

Born and raised in Kentucky, The Local Honeys have dedicated themselves to the preservation of old music and the creation of new music.

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Chris Smither

Folk at Kings Place

January 2019, Chris Smither will tour to support his newest record, CALL ME LUCKY, recorded at the gorgeous Blue Rock Studio in the Texas foothills. CALL ME LUCKY features Smither’s first set of new originals in six years.

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Kathy Mattea

Folk at Kings Place

Hailed by The Washington Post as ‘one of Nashville’s finest song interpreters,’ Kathy Mattea has enjoyed the kind of success many artists only dream of.

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Megson

Folk at Kings Place

Four times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Megson aka Stu & Debbie Hanna, draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music.

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Roxanne de Bastion

Folk at Kings Place

We are delighted to welcome Roxanne de Bastion to play through her critically acclaimed album Heirlooms & Hearsay in the intimate surroundings of Hall Two.

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Vishtèn

Folk at Kings Place

A powerhouse multi-instrumental trio, Vishtèn are flagbearers for their unique Acadian musical tradition throughout the world.

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Breabach

Folk at Kings Place

Breabach continue to build their reputation of being at the forefront of the UK’s world and roots music scene with performances across the world throughout 2018.

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Mike McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle

Folk at Kings Place

Folk music’s legendary triumvirate of musical magpies Mike McGoldrick, John Doyle and John McCusker are out on the road again in 2019.

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Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton

Folk at Kings Place

After much anticipation and encouragement from fellow musicians and fans alike, two of Scotland’s foremost musicians joined forces in 2016 to form one of the most formidable duos in recent Scottish music history.

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The Shee Big Band + Hannah James’ JigDoll

Folk / Venus Unwrapped

The Shee bring electro-harp, accordion, fiddles, flute, mandolin and three powerful voices together with a range of individual musical influences to produce an adventurous brew of Folk, Gaelic and American music. 

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Women in Folk – Music Panel Discussion

Folk / Venus Unwrapped

Rachel Newton brings together a group of women from across the music industry to discuss issues around gender in folk music with questions from the floor.

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Shirley Collins in Conversation with Emily Portman

Folk / Venus Unwrapped

Iconic English folk singer and song collector, Shirley Collins, has had a deep and lasting influence on many contemporary singers. Emily Portman is one such singer. With their shared passion in the source material, this ‘In Conversation’ event promises to be an insightful and engaging conversation about lives lived in song.

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Solasta

Folk / Venus Unwrapped

Solasta is an outstanding folk ensemble who is fast building a name for themselves on the back of their inventive arrangements, unique sound and exhilarating live performances.

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She Moved Through The Fair: The Legend of Margaret Barry

Folk / Venus Unwrapped

Written by music journalist Colin Irwin and Irish singer Mary McPartlan, She Moved Through The Fair is a musical drama including many of Margaret Barry's most famous songs alongside dialogue based on direct interviews.

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Now She's Fairly Altered her Meaning

Folk / Venus Unwrapped

In this talk with musical accompaniment, Emily Portman discusses her own feminist interpretations of the traditional songs she sings and the original songs she writes.

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Rachel Newton – Solo Recital

Folk / Venus Unwrapped

‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ Scots Trad Awards 2016 Shortlist for Scottish ‘Album of the Year’ SAY Awards 2017 Singer and harpist Rachel Newton specialises in interpreting traditional folk songs in both English and Scottish Gaelic

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Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening + The Rheingans Sisters

Folk / Venus Unwrapped

Kathryn Tickell is widely acclaimed as the world’s foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes. She is a composer, performer, educator and successful recording artist whose work is deeply rooted in the landscape and people of Northumbria. 

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Leyla McCalla

Folk / Venus Unwrapped

‘Her magnificently transparent music holds tidings of family, memory, solitude and the inexorability of time’ The New York Times ‘With Her Hymn to Haiti, Leyla McCalla Is on Her Way to Becoming a Star’ Vogue

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Martin Simpson

Folk at Kings Place

One of the finest ever acoustic and slide guitar players, Martin Simpson is equally at home playing English traditional folk, American folk and blues and his own compositions.

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Marry Waterson & Emily Barker

Folk / Venus Unwrapped

Acclaimed folk and roots artists Marry Waterson and Emily Barker invite you to peer through A Window to Other Ways at this special album launch.

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Kate Rusby

Folk / Venus Unwrapped

Of all the stars in folk music’s wondrous firmament, few shine as brightly as Yorkshire’s Kate Rusby. A career which spans over 25 years in music showcases Kate as one of the finest interpreters of

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