Simon Kempston At Rosslyn Court

Rosslyn Court 62 Sweyn Road, Margate

Simon Kempston is ‘one of Scotland’s very best singer-songwriters’ (The Herald), a composer and leading acoustic fingerstyle guitarist based in Edinburgh. His beautifully crafted material showcase his distinctive, intricate fingerstyle guitar work, and his gently nuanced, compelling tenor vocals. Simon has performed across the world in 35 countries and counting. Having toured for more than a decade internationally, he has countless experience of major festivals, television and radio appearances whilst his acclaimed life performances are intense, impassioned and unmissable.

£6.60 – £19.80

The Jeremiahs At Cecil Sharp House

Cecil Sharp House 2 Regent's Park Rd, Camden, London

An Irish folk band of four musicians with the common goal of writing, composing and performing songs and music.

£10 – £14

Tom Moore & Archie Moss At Ashburton Arts Centre

Ashburton Arts Centre 15 West St, Ashburton

Widely regarded as two of the best players and innovators in traditional folk amongst a precociously gifted generation, Moore & Moss’ finely-crafted arrangements wield a rare potency. Now, having toured with with some of the biggest and brightest acts in the British folk scene, they reconvene to perform as duo. Their second record (released 2020) is set to further unite the deep and resolute harmony of Moss’s accordion with the texture and flow of Moore’s viola; with droning, whirring, sparkling […]

£7.70 – £15.40

Tom Moore & Archie Moss + Mike Weaver At Downend Folk Club

Downend Folk Club Lincombe Barn, Bristol

Christ Church Downend. Doors at 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start. Unreserved Seating. Tickets £14 in advance, £16 on the door. Tickets can also be purchased from Melanie's Kitchen in Downend (cash only).

£14 – £16

Shovel Dance Collective At Florence Park Community Centre

Florence Park Community Centre Cornwallis Rd, Oxford

Nurturing a passion for the folk musics of the British Isles and Ireland with experimental tendencies, they explore the ways in which traditional music holds queer histories, proto-feminist narratives and the voices of working people. They are simultaneously traditional and experimental, seeing folk music as a living communal activity, inviting and generous to those it speaks to.

£6.60

Tom Moore & Archie Moss At Downend Folk Club, Bristol

Downend Folk Club Lincombe Barn, Bristol

Widely regarded as two of the best players and innovators in traditional folk amongst a precociously gifted generation, Moore & Moss’ finely-crafted arrangements wield a rare potency. Now, having toured with with some of the biggest and brightest acts in the British folk scene, they reconvene to perform as duo. Their second record (released 2020) is set to further unite the deep and resolute harmony of Moss’s accordion with the texture and flow of Moore’s viola; with droning, whirring, sparkling […]

£14

Frankie Archer At The Grit, Lowestoft

The Grit Old Court Buildings, Old Nelson Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk

Frankie Archer composes and plays with heart and sensitive curiosity. She started out surrounded by Northumbrian folk music, and draws deeply on this in her own fiddle playing, singing and writing, described by Mark Radcliffe as "fascinating and intoxicating". Frankie has travelled, taught, learned and performed in many different places around the world, enriching her style and musical identity. Frankie impressed audiences recently after performing at Manchester Folk Festival/English Folk Expo in October. On stage, her devotion to the music […]

£12

Shovel Dance Collective At The Ivy House, London

The Ivy House 40 Stuart Rd, London

Nurturing a passion for the folk musics of the British Isles and Ireland with experimental tendencies, they explore the ways in which traditional music holds queer histories, proto-feminist narratives and the voices of working people. They are simultaneously traditional and experimental, seeing folk music as a living communal activity, inviting and generous to those it speaks to.

Budapest Cafe Orchestra At St Mary’s Hall, Overton

St Mary's Hall High St, Overton

PREMIUM Folk & Gypsy flavoured musical entertainment, brought to you by renowned masters of the craft; fiddle supremo Chris Garrick, master squeezebox technician Eddie Hession, double bass legend Kelly Cantlon and your very own Adrian Zolotuhin. As regular listeners will know, Budapest Cafe Orchestra take the music they love and re-package it (with taste and discression) for maximimum enjoyment. Toes will tap, tears may be shed, but you can be guaranteed an evening of beautiful music. "The Music is Magic […]

£10 – £19
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Tale Valley Sessions At The Talaton Inn

The Talaton Inn The Talaton Inn, Talaton

"A warm welcome for players, singers, & listeners. We play folk music from Devon, UK, & beyond. Join us each month for traditional music at our friendly, local, East Devon pubs. To join us on Facebook for updates search 'Tale Valley Sessions'."

Frankie Archer At Aces & Eights, London

Aces and Eights 156-158 Fortess Rd, London

Frankie Archer composes and plays with heart and sensitive curiosity. She started out surrounded by Northumbrian folk music, and draws deeply on this in her own fiddle playing, singing and writing, described by Mark Radcliffe as "fascinating and intoxicating". Frankie has travelled, taught, learned and performed in many different places around the world, enriching her style and musical identity. Frankie impressed audiences recently after performing at Manchester Folk Festival/English Folk Expo in October. On stage, her devotion to the music […]

£10

Martin Simpson At Nettlebed Folk Club

Nettlebed Folk Club High Street, Nettlebed, Oxfordshire

The remarkable intimate solo performances Martin gives go from strength to strength – every gig is a masterclass. He travels the length and breadth of the UK and beyond, giving rapt audiences passion, sorrow, love, beauty, tragedy and majesty through his playing. “What’s it like being the best guitar player in the world…?” Martin’s modesty and grace prevented him from answering this BBC Radio 4 interviewer’s question recently, but the facts speak for themselves. 40 years after he recorded his […]

Tom Moore & Archie Moss At St Neots Folk Club, Cambridge

Priory Centre / St Neots Folk Club Priory Ln, Saint Neots

Widely regarded as two of the best players and innovators in traditional folk amongst a precociously gifted generation, Moore & Moss’ finely-crafted arrangements wield a rare potency. Now, having toured with with some of the biggest and brightest acts in the British folk scene, they reconvene to perform as duo. Their second record (released 2020) is set to further unite the deep and resolute harmony of Moss’s accordion with the texture and flow of Moore’s viola; with droning, whirring, sparkling […]

George Sansome At Cecil Sharp House

Cecil Sharp House 2 Regent's Park Rd, Camden, London

George gets right to the heart of what traditional music is all about.

£10 – £14

Emily Slade At Rosslyn Court

Rosslyn Court 62 Sweyn Road, Margate

Emily Slade is an outstanding acoustic guitarist, singer-songwriter from North Hertfordshire. The partnership between her enchanting voice and intricate guitar playing are rarely found in one person, making Emily a captivating performer. Her debut album ‘Shire Boy’ led to a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nomination, and she now tours as part of the mighty Phil Beer Band. Emily took up the acoustic guitar at the age of nine, making her stage debut that same year. At 19, Emily studied […]

£6.60 – £19.80

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