Folk News

News from FolkWords and information from the folk community, updates on gigs and tours. There are numerous sites that provide full listings of all UK festivals, tours and gigs, this is simply a listing of information sent to FolkWords. If you would like your event, gig  or tour listed here go to 'Contact FolkWords'  and send your information to us. 

 

 Album of the Month February 2017 - 'Routes' - The Hut People

“... entirely exceptional"

Album of the Month 

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Emily Portman – March Tour Dates  

23.3 Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham By Sea 24.3 Northwall, Oxford 25.3 Bridgwater Arts Centre, Bridgwater 26.3 Blackheath Halls, London 27.3 Ludlow Assembly Rooms, Ludlow  

www.emilyportman.co.uk

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Folk at the National Centre for Early Music (NCEM), York 

Steve Tilson & Jez Lowe - Tuesday 28th March 2017 7.30pm - Tickets: £15.00 (concessions £13.00; student standby £5.00 available 15 mins before the concert). www.stevetilston.com www.jezlowe.com 

Faustus - Monday 10th April 2017 7.30pm - Tickets: £16.00 (concessions £14.00; students: £5). www.faustusband.com 

Calan - Wednesday 3rd May 2017 7.30pm - Tickets: £15.00 (concessions £13.00; student standby £5.00 available 15 mins before the concert).www.calan-band.com 

Web: tickets.ncem.co.uk

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Ray Cooper ‘Love & Vengeance’ Tour UK  2017   

Apr 29th-30th Big Session Festival Buxton - May 5th Folk On The Pier Festival Cromer  

www.raycooper.org 

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The Shee - ‘Continuum’ - April Tour 

9.4 Coliseum Theatre, Aberdare 10.4 Otley Courthouse, Otley 11.4 The Sage, Gateshead 12.4 Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford-on-Avon 13.4 The Met, Bury 14.4 Universal Hall, Findhorn 15.4 The Stables, Cromarty 16.4 Workshops and acoustic show alongside mini festival featuring local artists as curated by The Shee, The Old Brewery, Cromarty 17.4 Lyth Arts Centre, Wick

www.theshee.com

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FEAST OF FIDDLES April 2017 UK Tour Dates 

 6th Preston, The Minster, Fofshop.org.uk 7th Lowdham, Village Hall, wegottickets.com/warthogpromotions 8th Wimborne, Tivoli Theatre, tivoliwimborne.co.uk 9th Exeter, Corn Exchange, exeter.gov.uk/cornexchange 10th Chippenham, Neeld Arts Centre, neeld.co.uk 11th London, Union Chapel, Online Only unionchapel.org.uk 12th Milton Keynes, The Stables stables.org 13th Tewkesbury, The Roses Theatre, rosestheatre.org

www.feastoffiddles.co.uk

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Sarah McQuaid 2017 Tour Dates

Sunday 9 April 2017 Ards International Guitar Festival Tickets www.ardsguitarfestival.co.ukMonday 17 April 2017 Falmouth Folk 'n' Cider Fayre FREE EVENT www.southwestbarsandevents.co.ukSaturday-Sunday 29-30 April 2017 Costa del Folk Ibiza, Spain www.costadelfolk.co.uk/ibiza-2017 Wednesday 10 May 2017 Philleigh Folk Club The Roseland Inn, Truro www.philleighfolk.co.uk Friday 30 June 2017 Penlee Park Open Air Theatre Penzance www.penleeparktheatre.com Wednesday 5 July 2017 Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod international-eisteddfod.co.uk Saturday-Sunday 22-23 July 2017 Stainsby Festival Brunt's Farm, Stainsby, Chesterfield www.stainsbyfestival.org.ukThursday 27 July 2017 Evesham Arts Centre Victoria Avenue, Evesham www.eveshamartscentre.co.ukSaturday 23 September 2017 Southdowns Folk Festival Bognor Regis southdownsfolkfest.co.ukSunday 24 September 2017 The Subscription Rooms Gloucestershire www.subscriptionrooms.org.ukTuesday 26 September 2017 Rye Arts Festival -- Rye Community Centre, East Sussex www.ryeartsfestival.co.ukSunday 15 October 2017 Dreamers Folk -- The Sportsman's Arms, Redruth www.dreamersfolk.co.uk

 www.sarahmcquaid.com/tour 

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THE UNTHANKS ‘How Wild The Wind Blows’ - 18 April - 28 May 

Performing the Songs & Poems of Molly Drake 

18th April – NEWCASTLE UNDER LYME New Vic Theatre - 19th April – MANCHESTER RNCM -20th April – WREXHAM William Aston Hall - 21st April – KENDAL Brewery Arts Centre  - 22nd April EDINBURGH The Queens Hall - 23rd April – BERWICK UPON TWEED Maltings Theatre - 26th April – BIRMINGHAM The Glee Club - 27th April – CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange - 28th April – BASINGSTOKE The Anvil - 29th April – CARDIFF Tramshed - 30th April – BRADFORD ON AVON Wiltshire Music Centre - 1st May – BRIGHTON The Old Market - 2nd May – SOUTHAMPTON Turner Sims - 3rd May – LONDON The Albany - 6th May – CLITHEROE The Grand - 7th May – BARROW IN FURNESS The Forum - 10th May - RUNCORN Brindley - 11th May – LEEDS City Varieties - 12th May – LEEDS City Varieties - 13th May – STOCKTON ON TEES ARC - 14th May – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Theatre Royal - 25th May – DUBLIN Vicar St - 28th May – LONDON 3PM The Barbican Milton Court - 28th May – LONDON 7.30PM The Barbican Milton Court

Tickets / Info: www.the-unthanks.com

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FolkLaw "Back to our Roots!" Spring Tour 19 Apr-19 May 2017

Swindon (Wiltshire), Lymm (Cheshire) Bingham (Nottinghamshire), Bradford on Avon (Wiltshire), Banbury (Oxfordshire), Stroud (Gloucestershire) Whitecroft (Forest of Dean), Fishponds (Bristol),Cirencester (East Gloucestershire), Langdale (Cumbria), Brackley (Northamptonshire), Cranfield (Bedfordshire)

www.folklaw.co.uk/Concerts.

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Show of Hands’ 25th anniversary show at the Royal Albert Hall - Easter Sunday 2017 - April 16 

Steve Knightley and Phil Beer will be joined by Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston and Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin, Matt Leonard and Leonard Podolak and Devon’s Lost Sound Chorus 

Royal Albert Hall Tickets Prices: Grand Tier £60; Loggia £60; Second Tier £55; Stalls £47.50; Front Arena £47.50; Rear Arena £45; Circle £35 (restricted view £30). 

www.royalalberthall.com - www.showofhands.co.uk

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Corinne West – Yew Tree UK Tour 2017

Thursday 27th April Otterton Mill, Budleigh Salterton - Friday 28th April Square & CompassWorth Matravers, Swanage - Saturday 29 April Otley Courthouse, Otley - Tuesday 2 May Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury - Wednesday 3 May West End Centre, Aldershot, Hampshire - Friday 5 May Fire Station Arts Centre, Carlisle - Saturday 6 May Eyemouth Hippodrome, Eyemouth - Sunday 7 May Fire Station Creative, Dunfermline - Monday 8 May Crafts & Things Argyll - Thursday 11 May  South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell - Saturday 13 May Roots ‘n’All, Barry  - Sunday 14 May Twickfolk, Twickenham, Middlesex

Tour information: https://www.corinnewest.com

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Kate Rusby - Tour Dates - May 2017

10 Preston, Charter Theatre   prestonguildhall.co.uk    11 Wakefield, Unity Works unityworks.co.uk 12 Stockport, The Plaza  stockportplaza.co.uk 13 Chesterfield, Winding Wheel  chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk  14 Kettering, The Lighthouse Theatre  lighthousetheatre.co.uk   17 Cheltenham Town Hall  cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk  18 Basingstoke, The Anvil  anvilarts.org.uk  19 Yeovil, Octagon Theatre  octagon-theatre.co.uk  20 Portsmouth, Kings Theatre  kingsportsmouth.co.uk  21 High Wycombe, Wycombe Swan  wycombeswan.co.uk

www.katerusby.com

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UNDERNEATH THE STARS FESTIVAL 21/ 23rd July 2017

Cannon Hall Open Farm, Cawthorn, South Yorkshire  

EDWARD II * RODDY WOOMBLE * JOHN TAMS & BARRY COOPE MARRY WATERSON * ÍMAR * ROB HERON & THE TEA PAD ORCHESTRA * DAMIEN O’KANE * SHEELANAGIG * YOLA CARTER * THE DESTROYERS * NEWTON FAULKNER * KATE RUSBY * SHOW OF HANDS LUCY ROSE * RAGHU DIXIT

 www.underthestarsfest.co.uk.

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 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).

www.towerseyfestival.com

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