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Latest album reviews include:

Red Shoes - It Isnt Over Yet  Right at Home - Walsh and Anderson 001  Noise Machine Jim McHugh 

Simon Taylor Now Then 001  Blossom and Fruit Tim Jones and the Dark Lanterns  Alchemy Emily Askew band  Kenn Morr Band Along The Way  



 Album of the Month August 2017: 'Wild & Wicked Youth' - Kim Lowings and The Greenwood

Wild & Wicked Youth - Kim Lowings and The Greenwood    

 "... dynamic, invigorating, different and exceptional"  


5th Southdowns Folk Festival 21/24 September 2017  

Steve Knightley, Home Service, Skerryvore, Richard Digance. The Jigantics, Megson, Home Service, John Kirkpatrick, 

Edgelarks, Flossie Malavialle, Sarah McQuaid, Sussex Young Folk Competition


Sarah McQuaid 2017 Tour Dates

Saturday 23 September 2017 Southdowns Folk Festival Bognor Regis 24 September 2017 The Subscription Rooms Gloucestershire 26 September 2017 Rye Arts Festival -- Rye Community Centre, East Sussex 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:

Richard Durrant – Stringhenge - Friday 22nd September 2017 7.30pm
Tickets: £16.00 (concessions £14.00; under 35 & full time students £5.00).

Edgelarks - Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin - Tuesday 10th October 2017 7.30pm
Edgelarks is the new name for slide guitarist Phillip Henry and fiddle-singer Hannah Martin. 

Tickets: £14.00

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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