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 Album of the Month June 2017: 'Windrose' The Routes Quartet

 Windrose from The Routes Quartet   

 "‘Windrose’ is an experience to savour ..."  


Sarah McQuaid 2017 Tour Dates

Saturday 23 September 2017 Southdowns Folk Festival Bognor Regis 24 September 2017 The Subscription Rooms Gloucestershire 26 September 2017 Rye Arts Festival -- Rye Community Centre, East Sussex 15 October 2017 Dreamers Folk -- The Sportsman's Arms, Redruth 


Bath Folk Festival 12th-20th August 2017

Some of this year’s artists include: Sid Goldsmith & Jimmy Aldridge, Pons Aelius, The Drystones, An Dhá, Tell Tale Tusk, Georgia Lewis, Red Dirt,, Jez Hellard & the Djukella Orchestra, Ali George, Lawrie Duckworth, Mac Seka, Flies Fly Away and The Big Massive Orchestra, Don’t Feed the Peacocks, Diskan, Bertie Wright, Two Oak Sons, RSVP Bhangra and Hodmadoddery


Folk East, 18th -20th August - Glemham Hall, Suffolk

Jon Boden, Lau, Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys, Beoga, The Dhol Foundation, Nancy Kerr, Kris Drever, Ninebarrow, The Young ‘uns, Damien O’Kane Band, John Spiers, Martin Carthy and John Kirkpatrick, Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith. 

TICKETS: Advance weekend tickets are available price £115 (adult), £100 (full time students, senior citizens) £70 for Youth tickets (12-17 year old) which must be purchased with an adult ticket. Family weekend tickets for two adults and two 12-17 year olds are £342. A great offer sees free admission for children aged 11 and under; camping is £12 per tent with a £24 charge for campervans and caravans. Day tickets are also now available.


 Towersey Festival 25-28 August 2017, Thame, Oxfordshire
Show Of Hands, Lindisfarne, The Blockheads and Foy Vance, KT Tunstall, Newton Faulkner, Eliza Carthy's The Wayward Band, Jon Boden, Lindisfarne,The Blockheads, Megson, Jim Causley (Singer Of The Year), plus a guaranteed slot for the winner of the Young Folk Award category.
Tickets available now with Adult Day Tickets from £30, Youth £21, Child £14, under 5 free. Tickets for the full festival are £126-£57 (Tier 3).


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