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Friday 10th August

Albireo

10 August 2018 at 7:00pm
£9
One of the top ceilidh bands in the North West, their repertoire draws on the English, Irish, Scottish and...
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Police Dog Hogan

10 August 2018 at 7:30pm
£19
Police Dog Hogan are a hard-to-pin-down mix of Americana influences and British songwriting tradition.

Also appearing: John Doyle, Glymjack

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Glymjack

10 August 2018 at 7:30pm
£19
Glymjack is an English folk act led by acclaimed singer-songwriter Greg McDonaldson, joined by fiddle virtuoso Gemma Gayner and...

Also appearing: Police Dog Hogan, Banter

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John Doyle

10 August 2018 at 7:30pm
£19
John Doyle is solidly establishing himself as one of the most versatile, creative and prolific voices in folk and...

Also appearing: Police Dog Hogan, Glymjack

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Singaround

10 August 2018 at 7:30pm
£6
Tom and Barbara’s Singaround with guests yourselves and Vic Shepherd & John Bowden
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Hobo & the Hippies

10 August 2018 at 11:00pm
£11
Creating original numbers with authenticity is their calling but getting a smiling, singing, stomping and swaying audience is their...
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Saturday 11th August

Narrowlift

11 August 2018 at 10:00am
£7
Welcome Dance  Workshop – to a new venue – home for the next four days. Meet old friends and...
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John Doyle

11 August 2018 at 10:30am
£6
Face the Music – A coffee and a chat with Tom & Barbara Brown
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Narrowlift

11 August 2018 at 11:15am
£5
Country Dance Workshop with caller Ted Morse
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Lynne Heraud and Pat Turner

11 August 2018 at 12:30pm
£5
Acoustic Hour – introduced by Sally Ironmonger
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Narthen

11 August 2018 at 2:30pm
£11
Narthen are Barry Coope and Lester Simpson of Coope Boyes and Simpson, Jo Freya of Blowzabella/Moirai and Fi Fraser...
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Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente

11 August 2018 at 2:30pm
£11
2017 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Winners Josie Duncan and Pablo Lafuente have been described as ‘a vocal/guitar...
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Glymjack

11 August 2018 at 2:30pm
£6
A Chance to Meet
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Flats & Sharps

11 August 2018 at 3:00pm
£9
Flats and Sharps blur the lines between bluegrass, folk, country and pop
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Albireo

11 August 2018 at 3:00pm
£5
Country Dance Workshop with caller Ted Morse
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Si Barron

11 August 2018 at 4:30pm
£5
Late Afternoon Sounds
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Julie Bubbles WW1 Show

11 August 2018 at 5:00pm
£7
Tommy & Mary Atkins  take you through the First World War in song – in a one-woman tour de...
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Flatville Aces

11 August 2018 at 7:00pm
£9
The Flatville Aces play traditional Cajun music from south-west Louisiana, a potent mix of fiddle and accordion, French singing...
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Blowzabella

11 August 2018 at 7:30pm
£20
Blowzabella’s roots and musical history cover everything from European fiddle traditions to experimental electric hurdy-gurdy.
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Stick in the Wheel

11 August 2018 at 7:30pm
£20
Pushing the boundaries of this music hard, with such energy and intensity, has brought connections with new, modern audiences,...
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Albireo

11 August 2018 at 7:30pm
£8
Evening Dance with caller Anne Welch
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The Relentless Ceilidh Band

11 August 2018 at 11:00pm
£11
The Relentless Ceilidh band blurs the line between traditional and contemporary dance music.
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Sunday 12th August

Albireo

12 August 2018 at 9:30am
£5
Country Dance Workshop with caller Ted Morse
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Paul James of Blowzabella

12 August 2018 at 10:30am
£6
Face the Music A coffee and a chat with Tom & Barbara Brown
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Albireo

12 August 2018 at 11:15am
£5
Country Dance Workshop with caller Ted Morse
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Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente

12 August 2018 at 12:30pm
£5
Acoustic Hour – introduced by Sally Ironmonger
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Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri

12 August 2018 at 2:30pm
£12
Kiki has established herself as one of the great British singers of all time. Carmelo Luggeri’s abilities as a...
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Narrowlift

12 August 2018 at 3:00pm
£5
Country Dance Workshop with caller Ted Morse
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Banter

12 August 2018 at 4:30pm
£5
A Fresh Look at the band
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Girl Talk II

12 August 2018 at 5:00pm
£8
Back by popular demand, Girl Talk with Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner, Sally Ironmonger & Brian Carter, and Helen...
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Blowzabella

12 August 2018 at 7:00pm
£9
A chance to dance to the legendary band celebrating their 40th anniversary!
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Kathryn Tickell & the Darkening

12 August 2018 at 7:30pm
£21
Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening embrace a global perspective, bringing some of the oldest Northumbrian tunes and songs to...
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Matt Tighe and Tad Sargent

12 August 2018 at 7:30pm
£21
Powerhouse fiddle playing and bouzouki from a young Irish rooted duo
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Si Barron

12 August 2018 at 7:30pm
£6
Tom and Barbara’s Singaround with guests yourselves and Si Barron
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Sam Jefferson

12 August 2018 at 7:30pm
£21
Sam Jefferson gained his reputation as a skilled slide guitarist, songwriter and performer on the Brighton blues and folk...
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Albireo

12 August 2018 at 7:30pm
£8
Playford Ball and caller Anne Welch
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Forest of Fools

12 August 2018 at 11:00pm
£11
Forest of Fools fuse traditional instruments with funked-up, high tempo beats, charting a course into the depths of the...
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Monday 13th August

Dave Sealey of Cosmotheka

13 August 2018 at 10:30am
£6
Face the Music  – A coffee and a chat with Tom & Barbara Brown
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Narrowlift

13 August 2018 at 11:00am
£5
Country Dance Workshop with caller Anne Welch
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Merlyn Driver

13 August 2018 at 12:30pm
£5
Acoustic Hour – introduced by Sally Ironmonger
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Gerry Colvin Band

13 August 2018 at 2:30pm
£12
Gerry Colvin – one of the most endearing and energetic musicians on the planet!
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Cosmotheka

13 August 2018 at 2:30pm
£12
Dave Sealey’s son, Dan, will be joining his father to recreate “a lot of the old songs, with a...
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Banter

13 August 2018 at 3:00pm
£7
Although just three people, they create a huge sound and have been described as the world’s smallest big band.
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Narrowlift

13 August 2018 at 3:00pm
£5
Country Dance Workshop with caller Anne Welch
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Folk Club

13 August 2018 at 4:30pm
£5
Keith Kendrick and Sylvia Needham host and guests Daisybell
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Mrsackroyd

13 August 2018 at 5:00pm
£7
A remarkable trio of musicians that will delight and entertain you. Funny, witty, thoughtful, emotional – but always brilliant!”
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Jake Leg Jug Band

13 August 2018 at 7:00pm
£8
The Jake Leg Jug Band brings you the authentic sounds of 1920’s and 30’s America – jazz, blues, gospel,...
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Matthews’ Southern Comfort

13 August 2018 at 7:30pm
£21
This spectacular band, represents both the past and the present, as Matthews cleverly reinvents some of the classic MSC...
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Dan Walsh Trio

13 August 2018 at 7:30pm
£21
The new Dan Walsh trio features the mighty Ciaran Algar on fiddle and maestro Nic Zuppardi on mandolin.
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Singaround

13 August 2018 at 7:30pm
£6
Tom and Barbara’s Singaround with guests yourselves and Alison Frosdick & Jack Burnaby
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Narrowlift

13 August 2018 at 7:30pm
£7
American Dance Night with caller Ted Morse
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Alison Frosdick & Jack Burnaby

13 August 2018 at 7:30pm
£6
Tom and Barbara’s Singaround with guests yourselves and Alison Frosdick & Jack Burnaby
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Merlyn Driver

13 August 2018 at 7:30pm
£21
Different musical traditions from around the world, from Scandinavian Sámi joik to African textures and buzzy timbres.
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Tankus the Henge

13 August 2018 at 11:00pm
£12
Combining wild showmanship and musical dexterity their sound incorporates rock, funk, blues, ska, roots and gypsy rhythms and their...
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Tuesday 14th August

MrsAckroyd

14 August 2018 at 10:30am
£6
Face the Music – A coffee and a chat with Tom & Barbara Brown
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Albireo

14 August 2018 at 11:15am
£5
Country Dance Workshop with caller Ted Morse
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Gavin & Julie Atkin

14 August 2018 at 12:30pm
£5
Acoustic Hour – introduced by Sally Ironmonger
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Luke Daniels

14 August 2018 at 2:30pm
£11
His solo show uses an original 19th century Polyphon machine as part of the performance. Live, clockwork and sampled...
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Linde Nijland

14 August 2018 at 2:30pm
£11
In 2018 Dutch folk singer Linde Nijland will tour the UK with her sincere program of Sandy Denny songs.
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Phil Underwood and Nancy Potts

14 August 2018 at 2:30pm
£8
Phil Underwood and Nancy Potts lead you along ‘The Canals of Old England’ in a new show of original...
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Dan Walsh

14 August 2018 at 2:30pm
£6
A chance to meet
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Gentlemen of Few

14 August 2018 at 3:00pm
£8
An eclectic blend of old-time bluegrass and classic rock with skilful vocal harmonies – music with a raw passion...
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Albireo

14 August 2018 at 3:00pm
£5
Final Call around/Dance workshop
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Jed Grimes

14 August 2018 at 4:30pm
£5
Folk Club – hosts Alison Frosdick and Jack Burnaby
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Alice Jones

14 August 2018 at 5:00pm
£8
Singers Around 1 –   Alice Jones, Daisybell and the Longest Johns in a feast of songs, shanties and harmonies.
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Daisybell

14 August 2018 at 5:00pm
£8
Singers Around 1 –   Alice Jones, Daisybell and the Longest Johns in a feast of songs, shanties and harmonies.
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The Longest Johns

14 August 2018 at 5:00pm
£8
Singers Around 1 –   Alice Jones, Daisybell and the Longest Johns in a feast of songs, shanties and harmonies.
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Narrowlift

14 August 2018 at 7:00pm
£10
Jack’s Night – with caller Ted Morse.  In honour of Jack Hamilon – the founding drive behind Folk Week...
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Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow

14 August 2018 at 7:30pm
£18
A musical journey through Europe and beyond; combining dazzling playing with a fine sense of musicality and showmanship.
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Sam Kelly & the Lost Boys

14 August 2018 at 7:30pm
£18
“One of the best folk bands on the scene.” Seth Lakeman
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Banter

14 August 2018 at 7:30pm
£18
Although just three people, they create a huge sound and have been described as the world’s smallest big band.
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The Longest Johns

14 August 2018 at 7:30pm
£6
Tom and Barbara’s Singaround with guests yourselves and The Longest Johns
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The Music Hall Night

14 August 2018 at 8:00pm
£7
Lynne Heraud and Pat Turner take you back to the Good Old Days. Lots of participation, vintage humour and...
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Funke and the Two Tone Baby

14 August 2018 at 11:00pm
£12
Funke and the Two Tone Baby is a one man sonic explosion
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Wednesday 15th August

Tom Kitching of Albireo

15 August 2018 at 10:30am
£6
Face the Music – coffee and a chat with Tom & Barbara Brown and Tom Kitching
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Harbottle & Jonas

15 August 2018 at 12:30pm
£5
Acoustic Hour – introduced by Sally Ironmonger
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Jim Causley Trio

15 August 2018 at 2:30pm
£11
Causley’s unique voice and persona have helped him become one of the most well-loved and respected figures of today’s...
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Cohen Braithwaite Kilcoyne

15 August 2018 at 2:30pm
£6
A Chance to Meet
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The Longest Johns

15 August 2018 at 2:30pm
£11
The Longest Johns are a Bristol based, a capella folk music band, born out of a mutual love of...
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John and Di Cullen

15 August 2018 at 4:30pm
£5
Folk Club with John and Di Cullen
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Rodney Branigan

15 August 2018 at 5:00pm
£7
A multi-instrumentalist with a rich and soulful voice often compared to Jeff Buckley.
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Peter Collins

15 August 2018 at 5:00pm
£8
Singers Around 2  – Peter Collins, Mike Nicholson, Derek Gifford and more of those singing folk you love to...
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Mike Nicholson

15 August 2018 at 5:00pm
£8
Singers Around 2  – Peter Collins, Mike Nicholson, Derek Gifford and more of those singing folk you love to...
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Derek Gifford

15 August 2018 at 5:00pm
£8
Singers Around 2  – Peter Collins, Mike Nicholson, Derek Gifford and more of those singing folk you love to...
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Delta Ladies

15 August 2018 at 7:00pm
£8
Where old-time American meets the Velvet Underground
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Tim Edey

15 August 2018 at 7:30pm
£22
Tim is a multi-instrumentalist and singer and has toured the world and recorded with most of the major names...
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Sharon Shannon Band

15 August 2018 at 7:30pm
£22
Sharon Shannon is one of Ireland’s leading musicians and a virtuoso accordion and fiddle player.
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Alice Jones

15 August 2018 at 7:30pm
£6
Tom and Barbara’s Singaround with guests yourselves and Alice Jones
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Blackbeard’s Tea Party

15 August 2018 at 11:00pm
£12
Traditional songs and tunes are given a heavy rock edge with playful arrangements and driving dance rhythms
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Thursday 16th August

Luke Daniels

16 August 2018 at 10:30am
£6
Face the Music – A coffee and a chat with Tom & Barbara Brown and Luke Daniels
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Ian K Brown

16 August 2018 at 12:30pm
£5
Acoustic Hour – introduced by Sally Ironmonger
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Pons Aelius

16 August 2018 at 2:30pm
£11
Winners of the Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award, Pons Aelius met on the Newcastle folk scene.
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Tom McConville with Andy Watt

16 August 2018 at 2:30pm
£11
One of folk’s all-time great performers appearing with terrific master guitarist of all different styles.

Jim Causley

16 August 2018 at 2:30pm
£6
A chance to meet
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Rocket Dogs

16 August 2018 at 3:00pm
£8
Swing Jive with The Rocket Dogs Starting with an hour’s dance lesson of the 1940’s and 50’s Swing Jive.
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Vic Shepherd & John Bowden

16 August 2018 at 4:30pm
£5
Vic Shepherd and John Bowden present the songs of Canadian collector Edith Fowke, featuring three of her major source...
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Luke Daniels & Tim Edey

16 August 2018 at 5:00pm
£10
Two supreme musicians – masters of their craft invite you to hear their tales and tunes and love affair...
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Bob Kenward

16 August 2018 at 5:00pm
£7
The Kent collective present – Under the Greenwood Tree
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Blackbeard’s Tea Party

16 August 2018 at 7:00pm
£8
Traditional songs and tunes are given a heavy rock edge with playful arrangements and driving dance rhythms
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Harbottle & Jonas

16 August 2018 at 7:30pm
£20
Hardworking songsmiths who place emphasis on musical independence and originality, and they breathe new life into traditional English Folk...
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Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne

16 August 2018 at 7:30pm
£20
Cohen has performed in countless line-ups over the years but is probably best known as a member of BBC...
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Gigspanner Big Band

16 August 2018 at 7:30pm
£20
Peter Knight’s Gigspanner sound is augmented by award-winning multi-instrumental duo Hannah Martin and Phillip Henry, already firm favourites with...
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Tom McConville

16 August 2018 at 7:30pm
£6
Tom and Barbara’s Singaround with guests yourselves and Tom McConville
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Backyard Rhythm Orchestra

16 August 2018 at 11:00pm
£12
With great audience interaction, guaranteed to put a grin on the dullest of faces and move even the most...
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Friday 17th August

Peter Knight

17 August 2018 at 10:30am
£6
Face the Music -A coffee and a chat with Tom & Barbara Brown and Peter Knight of Gigspanner
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Sally Ironmonger and Brian Carter

17 August 2018 at 12:30pm
£5
Acoustic Hour – Sally and Brian are stars of the show!
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Kadia

17 August 2018 at 2:30pm
£12
Combining cello, fingerstyle guitar, and mandolin with stunning three part harmony, Kadia create uplifting music interspersed with history and...
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Tilston and Lowe

17 August 2018 at 2:30pm
£12
Steve Tilston and Jez Lowe, two of the UK acoustic/folk scene’s finest songwriters join forces for concerts filled with...
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Pons Aelius

17 August 2018 at 2:30pm
£6
A chance to meet
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Sarabanda

17 August 2018 at 7:00pm
£8
Sarabanda play Cuban Son and Salsa with a serious groove
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Elephant Sessions

17 August 2018 at 7:30pm
£18
Winners of the BBC Scots Trad Music Album of the Year 2017 Four of its five members hail from...
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Stables

17 August 2018 at 7:30pm
£18
From Matthew Lowe (Keston Cobblers Club) and Daniel Trenholme, comes the new alt-folk duo Stables.
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Foot Down

17 August 2018 at 11:00pm
£11
The unique sound of Foot Down combines the much loved, traditional elements of folk music with a pioneering rock/trance...
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