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Latest album reviews include:

Pilgrims Way Stand and Deliver  Artichokes and Cauliflowers – Patricia De Mayo  Hares On A Mountain Fish Out O f Water

       Glasgow Findlay Napier  One Go Round Jeffery Martin  Squirrel Hunting album cover        


 Album of the Month September 2017: 'It Isn't Over Yet' - Red Shoes

Red Shoes - It Isnt Over Yet    

 "... utterly involving and intensely affecting"  


Sarah McQuaid 2017 Tour Dates

Sunday 15 October 2017 Dreamers Folk -- The Sportsman's Arms, Redruth 


Folk Music at the National Centre for Early Music (NCEM), York Autumn 2017
NCEM, St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate, York YO1 9TL
Box Office: 01904 658338, Web:

The Ballad of Shirley Collins + Two Black Sheep and a StallionSunday 22nd October 2017 4.00pm
Tickets: £7.00 (concessions £5.00) including tea and cakes

Bella Hardy - Tuesday 24th October 2017 7.30pm
Tickets: £17.00 (concessions £15.00; under 35 & full time students £5.00).

Martin Simpson - Monday 6th November 2017 7.30pm
Tickets: £18.00 (concessions £16.00; under 35 & full time students £5.00).

Lady Maisery
Monday 20th November 2017 7.30pm

Tickets: £16.00 (concessions £14.00; under 35 & full time students £5.00).

John Kirkpatrick - Carolling and Crumpets - Monday 18th December 2017 7.30pm
Tickets: £15.00 (concessions £13.00; under 35 & full time students £5.00).


The Lock In ‘Christmas Carol’ - The Demon Barbers 

1st Dec: Barnsley Civic – 8th Dec: The Met, Bury – 9th Dec: Norwich Playhouse – 10th Dec: Bedford Corn Exchange – 16th Dec: Sage Gateshead – 17th Dec: Theatre By The Lake, Keswick


Jez Helard and The Djukella Orchestra Tour

November 1st BRISTOL The Wardrobe Theatre. 2nd DEVON Hatch Court. 3rd NORTHANTS King's Cliffe Village Hall 4th BATH Priston Village Hall 6th LONDON - Official Album Launch The Old Queen’s Head, Islington.December 1st EYEMOUTH Hippodrome 2nd MONIAIVE Craigdarroch Arms Hotel 3rd INVERNESS Hootananny 4th ABERDEEN Blue Lamp 5th GLASGOW - Star Folk Club 6th KILBARCHAN Centre for Peforming Arts 7th FALKIRK Folk Club 8th GLENBUCHAT Hall 9th FIFE Letham Nights 10th EDINBURGHEdinburgh House Concert 11th HAWICK String Theory


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