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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 / Trad. Reclaimed: Women in Folk

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 + Michele Stodart

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

Kings Place is thrilled to welcome Kate Rusby, joining the roster of acclaimed female creatives in the contemporary folk scene as part of Venus Unwrapped. Of all the stars in folk music’s wondrous firmament, few

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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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Jim Moray

Folk at Kings Place

For 15 years Jim Moray has been at the forefront of a new movement in English traditional music. His debut album Sweet England changed the sound of folk song and won a brace of awards

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Lisa O'Neill + Kú Kilian

Folk at Kings Place

Now a shining light on the nu-folk scene, O’Neill is ‘one of Ireland’s most original young singer songwriters’ (Guardian). Her distinctive voice – part Cavan growl, part lament – is ‘utterly unique (and) simply can’t be ignored’ (fROOTS).

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Flook

Folk at Kings Place

The flutes of Brian Finnegan and Sarah Allen, the guitar of Ed Boyd and the bodhran of John Joe Kelly weave and spin traditionally rooted tunes into the breathtaking sound of the groundbreaking band Flook.

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Pharis & Jason Romero

Folk at Kings Place

Canadian musicians and celebrated instrument makers Pharis & Jason Romero sing vibrant duets, write deadly songs, play handmade banjos and love old acoustic guitars.

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Jenna Reid & Harris Playfair with Mr McFall’s Chamber

Folk at Kings Place

One of Shetland’s finest and most accomplished modern-day fiddlers, Jenna Reid is joined by long-time accompanist Harris Playfair, and the genre-defying string ensemble Mr McFall’s Chamber.

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Baltic Crossing

Folk at Kings Place

Baltic Crossing combine their affinity for old dance music and respect for each other’s rich musical traditions to bring a new, youthful energy to the folk music of Europe.

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Kris Drever

Folk at Kings Place

Kris Drever’s voice and guitar are a part of the backbone of today’s roots and folk scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist.

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Cara Dillon

Folk / Venus Unwrapped

This extraordinary Irish singer has been captivating audiences and achieving exceptional acclaim for over 20 years. Alongside a selection of favourites from her previous releases, Cara will be performing material from her new album Wanderer.

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Fara

Folk at Kings Place

Following the success of their debut album Cross the Line, Fara’s second album, Times from Times Fall, celebrates the community which inspired them to become musicians.

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Peggy Seeger: Songs My Mother Taught Me

Folk / Venus Unwrapped

Peggy Seeger stands at the nexus of two musical dynasties: her mother was an avant garde composer and folk-song arranger of rare talent, Ruth Crawford Seeger.

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