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Latest album reviews include: 

Sanctuary Ross Ainslie  Avenging and Bright album cover

Fifteen The Wailin Jennys  Good Old Fashioned Protest   Bare Knuckle album cover


 Album of the Month November 2017: 'Angels & Men' - Kate Rusby

Kate Rusby-Angels and Men    

 "... nothing less than pure spiritual joy"  


Folk Music at the National Centre for Early Music (NCEM), York Autumn 2017
NCEM, St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate, York YO1 9TL
Box Office: 01904 658338, Web: 

John Kirkpatrick - Carolling and Crumpets - Monday 18th December 2017 7.30pm
Tickets: £15.00 (concessions £13.00; under 35 & full time students £5.00).


The Lock In ‘Christmas Carol’ - The Demon Barbers 

 9th Dec: Norwich Playhouse – 10th Dec: Bedford Corn Exchange – 16th Dec: Sage Gateshead – 17th Dec: Theatre By The Lake, Keswick


Jez Helard and The Djukella Orchestra Tour

 December 8th GLENBUCHAT Hall 9th FIFE Letham Nights 10th EDINBURGHEdinburgh House Concert 11th HAWICK String Theory


Police Dog Hogan Tour – February - March 2018 

31-Jan-18 The Brook Southampton  01-Feb-18 MAC Birmingham    02-Feb-18 The Junction Cambridge  08-Feb-18 Scala London 23-Feb-18  Marlowe Theatre Canterbury  24-Feb-18 Norwich Arts Centre Norwich 14-Mar-18 The Platform Morecambe 15-Mar-18 The Met Bury 16-Mar-18 Sage  Gateshead  17-Mar-18 Crescent Arts York  22-Mar-18 Komedia  Brighton  23-Mar-18 St Georges Bristol  24-Mar-18  Exetern Phoenix Exeter                



Bob Cheevers 2018 ‘StorySongs’ UK Tour

Feb. 9th Square Compass - Worth Matravers, Swanage, Dorset - Feb 10th Dolphin Hotel Station Road, Dolphin Square Bovey Tracey, Devon - Feb 11 The Platform Tavern  Town Quay Southampton - Feb. 12th The Greys in Brighton105 Southover Street, Brighton - Feb. 15th The Green Note106 Parkway, London - Feb 16th Queenshead 29 Chesterfield Rd, Belper Derbyshire - Feb 17th The Tap St Johns 10 Queens Road, Hull - Feb. 19th Celtic Music Radio 54 Admiral Street, Glasgow - Feb. 22nd Backstage At The Green Hotel Kinross - Feb 23rd Berits & Brown 2 Parklands Eurocentral near Coatbridge - Feb. 24th Porters Cafe Bar Tynemouth Station, Station Terrace North Shields - Feb 27th The Lowther Club 82 Lowther Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria - Feb 26th  String Theory with Paul Templeman Heart of Hawick, Tower Mill, Kirkstile - Feb 28th The Musician 42 Crafton St W, Leicester


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


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