|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 6th May - presenting Nancy Kerr & James Fagan and support from Kirsty Bromley at Green Note, Camden
One of the most established and respected duos on the folk scene, Nancy Kerr and James Fagan are winners of the 2011 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo (and previous winners of 2003 Best Duo and 2000 Horizon Award.) As well as being great exponents of their instruments (...fiddle, viola and guitar-bouzouki) both are regarded as fine and influential singers. 2010 marked the 15th year of this electrifying duo.
See www.folkonmonday.co.uk for further details and join the facebook group to keep in touch with whats happening and make a note in your diary
Folk and Roots provides a monthly guide to whats happening around the Folk, Roots and Acoustic Scene, click on the Calendar above for details.
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!
Two of the British folk scenes most accomplished performers, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have graced stages the world over in a number of guises, however, the intimacy and strength of passion shown as a duo, combined with an eclectic repertoire ensures a rare treat for any listener.
With a story that includes music making with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have established themselves as pillars of modern British folk.
Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman are touring during April and May in support of their new release 'Hidden People' - see www.kathrynrobertsandseanlakeman.com 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 from late February onwards, 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.