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‘Animal Guising & The Kentish Hooden Horse’ Exhibition At Maidstone Museum

Maidstone Museum St Faith's St, Maidstone

The Hooden Horse can be seen snapping its teeth and causing havoc at many folk festivals, but where did it come from and how does it relate to other animal disguises around the UK? This exhibition unites Maidstone Museum’s two old Hooden Horses with their early surviving cousins; Morris Dancing revival horses; Northern skull horses; the Old Tup; Mari Lwyd; Obby Osses; and stag disguises. It explores the Christmas house-calling custom of Hoodening and its reinvention as Autohoodening, a new […]


Maddie Morris At LGBTQ+ Songwriting Workshop


Join Maddie, the Winner of the BBC Young Folk Award for a songwriting session, focused on the writing of LGBTQIA songwriters. Maddie Morris is an artist who strives to make a difference in the world. Bold, insightful and refreshingly unique, she takes traditional song in new directions to shine a light on contemporary issues, offering new perspectives about the world we live in today. After graduating with a first-class honours degree from Leeds Conservatoire, Maddie soon made waves by winning the 2019 […]


Three Acres And A Cow At Melbourne Assembly Rooms

Melbourne Assembly Rooms High St, Derby

‘Three Acres And A Cow’ is a history of land rights and protest in folk song and story. The show connects the Norman Conquest and Peasants’ Revolt with current issues like the housing crisis, reparations, climate breakdown and food sovereignty via the Enclosures, English Civil War, Irish Land League and Industrial Revolution, drawing a compelling narrative through the radical people’s history of England in folk song, stories and poems.


Chris Wood At Royston Folk Live

Royston Live Mill Rd, Royston

Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the un-official history of the English speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables. A self-taught musician, composer and song writer, Chris is a lifelong autodidact whose independent streak shines through everything he does. Always direct and unafraid to speak his mind, his song writing has been praised for its surgical clarity. He cites his major influence as “Anon”. His most recent […]

£12 – £15

Elspeth Anne At The Triangle, Shipley

The Triangle 47 Bradford Rd, Shipley

Elspeth is a queer singer-songwriter weaving traditional folk, alt country and punk influences into a mesmerising dark folk sound. She plays a mix of original and traditional songs accompanied by guitar and drones. Currently based on the Welsh Borders, Elspeth has been performing regularly in the UK and Europe as a solo artist. Elspeth's work has been championed in the past year by artist and folk researcher Ben Edge and Lankums' Ian Lynch on his podcast Fire Draw Near. Elspeth will be presenting her recently […]


Nick Dow At Everyman Folk Club

Everyman Folk Club 6 Great Glemham Rd, Saxmundham

Nick performs songs from the West Country and others he has received from the Travelling people with whom he has lived and worked. He has been singing and collecting traditional folk songs for more than forty years, accompanying himself with sensitive and carefully considered guitar arrangements. One of the best folk voices of his generation, Nick is informative and entertaining with a great sense of humour.


Alasdair Roberts At South Street Arts Centre, Reading

South Street Arts Centre 21 South St, Reading

Alasdair Roberts is a Glasgow-based musician – primarily a singer and guitarist – born in Germany and raised in central Scotland. Acclaimed by Folk Radio UK as ‘one of our most talented, important and relevant songwriters and song-adapters’, he has released several critically-acclaimed albums via Drag City Records over the past two decades. Alasdair draws upon the traditional song and music culture of Scotland and further afield to create both his own idiosyncratic and evocative compositions, as well as fresh […]

£12 – £14

Nick Hart At The Goose Is Out, London

The Ivy House 40 Stuart Rd, London

Nick Hart is an award-winning singer and multi-instrumentalist whose work with English folk song is rapidly gaining him a reputation as one of the most acclaimed performers of his generation. His considered approach to accompaniment is informed by a deep respect for the nuances of traditional song and his his captivating live performances are a testament to the importance he places on story-telling.


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