|Folk and Roots presents FolkOnMonday, a night of the best of the folk and roots scene held (normally) on the first and third Mondays of the month in London. |
Our next night will be held on Monday 3rd March - presenting Fiona Hunter and Mike Vass support from Said The Maiden
“Fiona Hunter is one of Scotland’s foremost traditional singers and is fast garnering a reputation as a highly gifted song interpreter.
After nearly a decade as vocalist and cellist of award-winning folk band Malinky, Fiona Hunter is stepping out in front of her own band of accomplished players and gaining a deserved reputation as one of the finest young singers on the Scottish folk music scene today, with her fresh interpretations of songs of her native Glasgow and of the Scottish Travellers."
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TYDE New album News and Tour dates announced
Based in the North East of England and Scottish Borders and formed from members of Kathryn Tickell’s famed Folkestra project – a regional youth ensemble based at The Sage Gateshead – Andrew Waite (accordion), Heather Gessey (fiddle, vocals) and Seth Tinsley (guitar, double bass, vocals) first caused a stir as finalists at the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards
.. Demonstrating a newfound maturity, the new collection combines traditional energetic jigs and reels, such as album opener Pietros, with carefully arranged songs..
See www.tydefolk.com for samplers of the album and tour dates!
The most original duo on the British folk scene.’Robin Denslow – The Guardian
STU HANNA & DEBBIE HANNA are the husband & wife duo MEGSON. Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the 2011 Spiral Earth Awards they draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a unique brand of folk music. Their infectious sound is a mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars and mandolas. As FROOTS Magazine puts it ‘if you don’t like the music here then you have a problem’
Megson are releasing 'MEGSON – L I V E' to celebrate 10 years as a duo, and will be touring throughout the Autumn, see www.megsonmusic.co.uk for details..
Gren Bartley is a prolific and exceptional songwriter. He is constantly touring and forever writing. The new album “Winter Fires” (out Spring 2013) is set to build further upon the success of 2012’s critically acclaimed “Songs To Scythe Back The Overgrown”.
“A quiet triumph, no less” - fRoots
Showcasing his “phenomenal” guitar playing and poetry driven lyrics, the new album also marks the first time Gren will be performing some of the tour with his band. This new line up reinforces Bartley’s highly regarded musicianship and penchants for catchy melodies and absorbing narratives.
Gren Bartley is on tour, see www.grenbartley.com for full details!
Refreshingly different, reassuringly traditional, Pilgrims' Way are a 3-piece band with a big personality and big sound.
Playing their own particular brand of Folk music, they were brought together by a series of chance meetings at sessions around the North West of England, bonding over red hair and a shared love of traditional music, they have been shaking up assorted kitchens, public houses and folk venues ever since.
Their influences individually are many and varied but they share a deep respect for the tradition and take as their inspiration some of the most influential bands from the 60s/70s revival.
Pilgrims' Way are touring throughout May and beyond see www.pilgrims-way.net
David Gibb and Elly Lucas are a young duo hailing from Derbyshire in the Midlands. They play a mixture of original and re-worked traditional material and have toured the UK extensively as part of David Gibb & The Pony Club. They were chosen as finalists in the prestigious BBC Young Folk Awards 2011 and on the road have supported such acts as Bob Fox, Coope, Boyes & Simpson, Megson, Mark Chadwick (of The Levellers) and 3 Daft Monkeys.|
David Gibb and Elly Lucas have a number of dates in May and beyond - see www.gibbandlucas.co.uk for full details.