info@kingsplace.co.uk Tel 020 7520 1440

Date

Future Folk: Contemporary Sounds from Traditional Roots

Kings Place is proud to present the return of Future Folk, our series showcasing emerging artists creating and reshaping music inspired by folk traditions in new, progressive ways for contemporary audiences. Across an initial set of four events in 2024/25, we will put these talented musicians centre stage in a time when breakthrough acts can easily become lost in the current economic realities of folk music programming.

The series offers an exciting opportunity to discover new music. In 2024, join us and experience Tarren’s modular hooks and minimalist forms, the “Extraordinary” (Jools Holland) Frankie Archer, and Kora player Jali Bakary Konteh, the latest torchbearer for his family’s kora legacy on the world stage. In 2025, we welcome George Sansome and Sophie Crawford, founders of Queer Folk – an organisation which researches queer music and champions LGBTQIA+ musicians. Since finding a wealth of LGBTQIA+ folk music in the archives, they now perform these songs together accompanied by guitar, bouzouki, and accordion.

In partnership with Alan Bearman Music.

View shows & offers

Tarren

Folk / Future Folk: Contemporary Sounds from Traditional Roots

Kings Place welcomes Tarren to their Future Folk series, a collaboration between Sid Goldsmith, Alex Garden and Danny Pedler. Formed in 2021, this trio is creating new Folk music, by incorporating modular hooks and minimalist forms, Tarren is leading folk music to a new place, while keeping the pulse of traditional dance at its heart.

Book tickets Find out more

Frankie Archer

Folk / Future Folk: Contemporary Sounds from Traditional Roots

Kings Place welcomes Frankie Archer to Future Folk, an artist who has exploded onto the electrofolk scene with music that transcends stereotypes using a combination of manipulated samples, synths, drum tracks and earthy Northumbrian fiddle and voice to capture her audience.

Book tickets Find out more

Jali Bakary Konteh

Folk / Future Folk: Contemporary Sounds from Traditional Roots

Kings Place’s Future Folk series welcomes Kora player Jali Bakary Konteh for the first time. The latest torchbearer for his family’s kora legacy on the world stage, like his father and grandfather before him, Jali Bakary brings his own personal touch and innovations to traditional songs with unique melodic and rhythmic arrangements.

Book tickets Find out more

The Finn Collinson Band

Folk / ‘Under 30s’ Tickets

The Finn Collinson Band makes its Kings Place and Future Folk debut with a captivating and wonderfully varied show. Three of English folk’s leading virtuosos shake up traditional tunes, baroque melodies and original compositions.

Book tickets Find out more

Queer Folk

Folk / Future Folk: Contemporary Sounds from Traditional Roots

George Sansome and Sophie Crawford are the founders of Queer Folk, an organisation that researches queer music and champions LGBTQIA+ musicians. Since finding a wealth of LGBTQIA+ folk music in the archives, they now perform these songs together accompanied by guitar, bouzouki, and accordion.

Book tickets Find out more