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Blazin' Fiddles

Folk at Kings Place

Blazin’ Fiddles are undoubtedly one of the world’s most prolific fiddle groups. Over the last 17 years, no other band has quite managed to capture the excitement, passion and sensitivity of Scottish music all at once.

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LIAF presents: Nordic Raga + Indotranceltic

World at Kings Place

London International Arts Festival 2018 presents Nordic Raga, a collaboration between Swedish Folk Music and South Indian classical music Nordic Raga experiments with bringing more improvisation into Nordic folk music.

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Belshazzar’s Feast

Folk / Christmas at Kings Place

Join Belshazzar’s Feast for a Christmas-themed show that mixes traditional folk music, added to their usual touch of classical and jazz, with a bit of pop and music hall, all topped off with lashings of wry humour. 

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Brona McVittie

Folk at Kings Place

A captivating singer and writer, Brona McVittie accompanies herself on the Harp and features a pedal steel guitar and flautist in her band. Her debut album released earlier this year has received critical acclaim across the board.

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Bruce Molsky

Folk at Kings Place

Bruce Molsky is one of the most revered ‘multi-hyphenated career’ ambassadors for America’s old-time mountain music. For decades, he’s been a globetrotting performer with an expansive discography including seven solo albums.

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Bennett Wilson Poole + Malojian

Folk at Kings Place

Danny Wilson (Danny and the Champions of the World, Grand Drive) and Robin Bennett (The Dreaming Spires, Goldrush, Saint Etienne) join forces with Tony Poole (Starry Eyed and Laughing), producer extraordinaire and king of the electric twelve-string Rickenbacker.

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Maz O'Connor

Folk at Kings Place

English singer and songwriter Maz O’Connor has been described by the Guardian as ‘one of folk’s brightest young talents’. From her folk origins she carries a simplicity of song, a frankness and rawness that recall the starkly beautiful Cumbrian landscape of her childhood.

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Jim Causley Christmas Show

Folk / Christmas at Kings Place

Dismayed by the over-commercialisation of ‘Christmas Present’? Join Jim Causley for a journey through Christmas Past that’s guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit.

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Sam Sweeney

Folk at Kings Place

A veteran of the mighty Bellowhead’s domination of British folk for ten years, Sam Sweeney joins us to perform from his first solo album, The Unfinished Violin, an expansion and development of his acclaimed live show, Sam Sweeney’s Fiddle: Made In The Great War,

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Albion Christmas Band

Folk / Christmas at Kings Place

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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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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