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Latest Reviews include:

THE-ROUGH BOUNDS ALBUM COVER  Amy Godard Down in the Mine  Gerry Spehar Anger Management

         Fretless Live-from-the-Art-Farm  Will Pound Through The Seasons  Awake Hannah sanders and Ben Savage              


 Album of the Month March 2018 - ‘Personae’ - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman -


"... explorations of tradition, interpretation of originality"


Sarah McQuaid 

Tour Dates UK & Ireland April - June 2018 

* APRIL 2018 - Wed 25. Farncombe Music Club, Farncombe, Surrey - Thur 26. Bridgwater Arts Centre Bridgwater, Somerset - Fri 27. Artrix Arts Centre Bromsgrove, Worcestershire -Sat 28. The Miners' Theatre Ammanford, Carmarthenshire - Mon 30. Ballymore Acoustic Gigs @ Mick Murphy's, Stage Inn Bar, Kildare, Ireland * MAY 2018 - Tues 1. The Grand Social Dublin, Ireland - Wed 2. Groucho's Café/Bar & Music Lounge Richhill, Co. Armagh, N. Ireland - Thur 3. Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival Sunflower Folk Club, Sunflower Public House, Belfast, N. Ireland - Fri 4. Ards Art's Centre Town Hall, Conway Newtownards,  N. Ireland - Sat 5. Crusoe's Coffee Shop Castlerock Northern Ireland - Sun 6. Áras Inis Gluaire  Erris Arts Centre -- Belmullet, Co. Mayo, Ireland - Tue 8. Assembly Roxy Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland  - Wed 9. Resipole Studios  Acharacle, Argyll & Bute, Scotland - Fri 11. Atlantic Islands Centre Cullipool, Isle of Luing, Oban - Sat 12. Transclyde Music Isle of Bute Sailing Club, West Bay, Rothesay, Isle Of Bute - Sun 13. Uig Hall Benmore, Dunoon, Argyll & Bute, Scotland - Thur 17. Nottingham Playhouse Studio Theatre, Nottingham - Sat 19. Tŷ Siamas Neuadd Idris, Dolgellau, Gwynedd - Sun 20. High Forest Community Centre Sinderhope, near Allendale, Northumberland - Wed 23. The Milton Rooms Market Place, Malton, North Yorkshire - Thur 24. Settle Victoria Hall Kirkgate, Settle, North Yorkshire - Fri 25. The Old Town Hall High Street, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire - Sat 26. Silver Street Sessions at Cotleigh Brewery, Ford Road, Wiveliscombe, Somerset * JUNE 2018 - Sat 2. Praa Sands Community Centre Pengersick Lane, Praa Sands, Penzance, Cornwall



25th April The Art Shop & Chapel ABERGAVENNY - 7th May Victoria Hall SETTLE - 9th May The Old Church  LONDON (N16 9ES) - 10th May – The Bower House MAIDSTONE



Zoe Mulford and Tom Kitching touring 2018  

Mon 30 Apr - Stockport - Midway Folk Club - Fri 4 May - Todmorden - Todmorden Folk Festival 


Dan Walsh Trio 2018 UK Tour 

04/05 DERBYSHIRE North Wingfield Resource Centre - 08 May STAFFORD Gatehouse Theatre - 11 May KINGSWINFORD Woodman Folk Club -12 May PEAK DISTRICT Alstonefield Village Hall - 15 May DARTFORD Dartford Folk Club - 16 May LONDON Slaughtered Lamb - 17 May WINCHESTER Hyde Tavern - 18 May BURTON ON TRENT Burton Folk Club - 19 May GUILDFORD Trinity Folk Festival - 19 May STAFFORDSHIRE Chebsey Parish Hall (Solo) 20 May OXFORD Holywell Music Rooms ​- 22 May NEWCASTLE The Cumberland Arms - 23 May SHEFFIELD The Greystones - 24 May BISHOPS CASTLE Sparc Theatre - 25 May OSWESTRY Willow Gallery - 29 May LEICESTER The Musician - 20 June PRESTON Willows Folk Club


Music at the National Centre for Early Music - St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate, York  

You are Wolf: Keld - Kerry Andrews Friday 8th June 7.30pm 



Lincoln Folk, Roots & World Music Festival 

Lincoln Alive Saturday 14th July 2018 - 2.00 pm to 10.00 pm 

Jacqui McShee's Pentangle, Julie Felix, Blair Dunlop, Galley Beggar, Said The Maiden
The BeauBowBelles - Early Bird tickets are only £23.00


Trowbridge Festival - 20/ 22nd July 2018

Folk, roots, world and acoustic music festival in the heart of Wiltshire


FolkEast, Glemham Hall, Suffolk - August 17-19, 2018

Featuring: Oysterband, Show of Hands, The John Langan Band, Tim Edey, Irish Mythen, The Wilsons, John McCusker, Mike McGoldrick and John Doyle, Peter Knight’s Gigspanner, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, The Young’ uns, Will Pound, Rachael McShane and The Cartographers plus Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, Rodney Branigan, Reg Meuross, Wild Willy Barrett’s French Connection, The Magnificent AK47, Luke Daniels & His Amazing Polyphon, Winter Wilson and Alden Patterson and Dashwood.

Early Bird tickets are sold out. Advance weekend tickets: £120(adult), £108 (full time students, senior citizens) £80 for Youth tickets (12-17 year old) - must be purchased with an adult ticket. Family weekend tickets for two adults and two 12-17 year olds are £360. Free admission for children aged 11 and under; camping is £15 per tent with a £25 charge for campervans and caravans. Located close to the A12, the festival will also be running shuttle buses to the site from Wickham Market station.


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