Friday 3 March PHILLIP HENRY & HANNAH MARTIN £13.00
Bar at 6.30, doors 7.30 * no support*
The alchemy of Martin's ever evocative songwriting, fiddle and banjo
playing and the much extolled skills of Henry on dobro, harmonica and
lap steel fuse into a wholly distinctive world sound to further endorse
the reputation of a duo who have deservedly gained a rapid and sure
foothold in the higher echelons of the roots genre.
Friday 17 March GREEN ROCK RIVER BAND £11.00
Bar at 6.30, doors 7.30 with John Forrester
This band is a powder keg of folk, bluegrass, country, whatever;
old-time music brought right up to date and very "now". You don't
need to be a fan of any of those genres because this is simply
impossible-to-resist infectious riotous fun all the way. There is a
refreshing grit and dirt to their songs, a sweaty energy that fills up
venues with excitement and atmosphere.
Friday 7 April SAM CARTER with Rambling Valentines £12.00
Bar at 6.30, doors 7.30 Since being named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk
Awards Sam Carter has been stirring audiences from Camden to
Canada. Sam is undoubtedly an English acoustic virtuoso but the
virtuosity of his guitar playing does not obscure the careful narratives
of his songs. Fans of acoustic music rejoice, the UK‘s proud tradition of
folk singer-songwriters is in safe hands.
Friday 21 April TINDERBOX with Bernard Hoskins £10.00
Bar at 6.30, doors 7.30 Award winning contemporary folk group Tinderbox were originally
formed in 1997. With five studio albums and one live album under
their belts Tinderbox have amassed an impressive catalogue of self-
penned music, the songs exploring a myriad of poignant themes that
range from war and the environment to lost friendship, global travel
and (of course) love.
Friday 5 May MOULETTES *no support* £15.00
Bar at 6.30, doors 7.30 Moulettes have been playing together for several years now. Drawing
together the band member’s previous experience of playing folk,
classical and prog rock, the result is arresting music that not
surprisingly defies categories. Their sound palette is colourful, playful
and unexpected, a testament to a band who continue to take their
music to new reaches.
Friday 19 May JON BODEN *no support* £22.00
Bar at 6.30, doors 7.30 Jon is delighted to announce Painted Lady tour, Part Two.
Showcasing not only his instrumental talents on fiddle and
concertina, but also on guitar and trademark electrified ‘stomp box’,
Jon’s solo performances are electrifying audiences all around
Friday 2 June FAIRPORT CONVENTION SOLD OUT
Bar at 6.30, doors 7.30 Formed in 1967's 'summer of love', Fairport Convention has been
delighting audiences for 50 years making them one of the most
enduring bands to emerge from the fertile 60s music scene. Hailed as
the originators of British folk-rock music, the band is still as vibrant
and inventive as ever.
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