Please note that unless indicated otherwise all our events take place at Green Note, Camden, both the main venue and basement bar at Green Note have limited capacity so please buy tickets in advance to avoid disappointment

Hannah James and Claudia Schwab – Tuesday 22nd May
“Schwab’s fiddle and James’ accordion kept reaching for the unexpected and the new. They were restless, contemplative, beautiful.” (Gavin McNamara, Downend Folk Club). more details
Estbel – Friday 25th May
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Estbel’s new repertoire is ripe with magical realism and could be described as a walk with Björk and Gabriel Garcia Marquez in a Northern landscape filled with delicate arrangements and dainty harmonies….. more details
Grace Petrie – Sunday 27th May
Rich Mix, Bethnal Green
Grace Petrie is a folk singer, songwriter, and activist from Leicester, UK. She first exploded on to the national protest scene in 2010 with the emotive anthem Farewell to Welfare, which captured perfectly the spirit of the new wave of dissent in austerity Britain more details
Ciara O’Neill – Monday 28th May 2018
Green Note Basement Bar
Hailing from the darker edge of the folk spectrum, the tried and tested Singer Songwriter path has been given a breath of haunting melancholy with Ciara O’Neill’s debut album ‘The Ebony Trail’. more details
Matt Tighe – Thursday 31st May
The Harrison, Kings Cross
“There is a brightness to Matt’s fiddle one that lifts and soars, one that feels vibrant and affirming” Fatea Magazine…. more details
Kelly Oliver – Monday 4th June 2018
‘A singer-guitarist who straddles folk and pop’ The Sunday Times… more details
Trials of Cato – Monday 11th June 2018
“One of the real discoveries on the folk circuit in recent times” – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 more details
Nancy Kerr – Monday 18th June 2018
“A songwriter steeped in the tradition, but casting it anew.” Songlines… more details
Dallahan – Monday 18th June
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Dallahan is one of the most thrilling forces in the international folk music scene; heavily rooted in traditional Irish music, but with hugely diverse backgrounds and influences more details
The East Pointers – Tuesday 19th June
Cecil Sharp House, Camden
…The East Pointers have connected with audiences right across the globe, making new, original roots music the hippest, most vibrant thing going….. more details
Simply Rua – Jacquelyn Hynes and J.Eoin – Thursday 21st June
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
“Simply Rua” comprising outstanding Folk Flutist Jacquelyn Hynes and sublime Irish singer/songwriter J.Eoin reunite for a rare special outing in London’s Slaughtered Lamb. more details

Emily Portman & Rob Harbron – Saturday 23rd June 2018
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Emily Portman & Rob Harbron are two of the finest and most distinctive performers on the British folk scene. With multiple accolades for their years of work in different collaborations, now they have formed an inspired new collaboration.

The Bombadils – Tuesday 26th June
The Bombadils create beautiful harmonies and enchanting melodies by reconfiguring Celtic and old-time music, sea shanties and poetry into a new folk framework. more details

Molly Evans – Monday 2nd July
Molly Evans is a lively young singer from Cheshire with a largely traditional repertoire, known for her strong voice and distinctive song settings. more details

Brown Boots! – Tuesday 3rd July
Brown Boots! is Will Allen on melodeon and Martin Clarke on fiddle. Their musical background is rooted in playing music for dancing, as well as gaining inspiration from playing with their many talented musical friends at festivals and pub sessions across the country.more details

TEYR and The Twisted Twenty – Friday 13th July
Heath Street Baptist Church, Hampstead
TEYR and The Twisted Twenty join forces for a spellbinding double bill full of tales, melodies and musical journeys. Multi-instrumental folk trio TEYR and baroque-folk ensemble T20 offer two radically different perspectives on British folk music, exploring new and old ley lines through traditional musics. Here the two acclaimed bands collaborate to bring you the Gales and Tall Tales Tour 2018.more details

Anna MacDonald – Monday 16th July
Anna MacDonald is a multi-instrumentalist singer and songwriter whose celtic roots shine through her songs whether sung in Scots, English or Gaelic… more details
Ange Hardy – Monday 23rd July
Nominated at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and celebrated by The Telegraph as “one of Britain’s top folk musicians” Ange Hardy has grabbed the attention of the traditional folk music world by writing new material and embracing modern technologies whilst maintaining a traditional feel…. more details
Saltfishforty – Friday 3rd August
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Saltfishforty are a fresh and dynamic duo hailing from the Orkney Islands in the north of Scotland. Douglas Montgomery (fiddle/viola) and Brian Cromarty (songs/guitar/mandola) combine the rich traditional music of Orkney with original compositions. more details
Gnoss – Saturday 4th August
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Gnoss are a dynamic four-piece of fiddle, flute, guitar and percussion, that tackle energetic tune sets and driving folk song with a ‘maturity of ability many of a greater age will envy’ (Living Tradition). more details
Eabhal – Sunday 19th August
Eabhal are a four-piece band that started on the Isle of Uist, who play traditional music from Scotland, Ireland and further afield alongside original songs and tunes…. more details
The Georgia Lewis Trio – Monday 20th August
Georgia Lewis is an up-and-coming folk singer with a penchant for taking well-worn ballads and adding a little spice! … more details
The Norfolk Broads  – Monday 3rd September
The Broads sing traditional songs from the British Isles and America, usually unaccompanied. They are drawn to songs that tell a story, and the people and emotions at the centre of those stories. more details
Fara with support from Anna MacDonald – Tuesday 4th September
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Fara brings together four leading musicians at the forefront of today’s Scottish folk scene – Jennifer Austin, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price’s three fiddles and a piano – to produce a fiery sound rooted strongly in their upbringing among the music of Orkney.. more details
Fara with support from Allison Sleator- Wednesday 5th September
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Fara brings together four leading musicians at the forefront of today’s Scottish folk scene – Jennifer Austin, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price’s three fiddles and a piano – to produce a fiery sound rooted strongly in their upbringing among the music of Orkney.. more details
Emily Maguire – Saturday 15th September
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Best-known for her strong, thought-provoking lyrics and ‘supremely expressive vocals’… more details
Lucy Ward – Monday 17th September 2018
Lucy Ward is an impressive, original songwriter whose unique delivery and breath-taking voice has enchanted audiences the world over. Her music never fails to get to the heart of the human condition with her expressive, unflinching writing style and warm personality that radiates from the stage…. more details
Pons Aelius – Tuesday 18th September 2018
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
2015 Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award Winners Pons Aelius are an ambitious young instrumental sextet exploring the traditional and contemporary folk musics of Britain and beyond. With bold arrangements and an arsenal of instruments, the band melds age-old traditions with a fresh and innovative attitude. more details

Old Blind Dogs – Saturday 22nd September
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Old Blind Dogs are legendary – a multi award winning band with a line-up from the world of Scottish folk music that is approaching superstar status.

Intarsia – Thursday 27th September
The Basement Bar, Green Note
From diverse backgrounds, Jo May and Sarah Matthews bring voice, violin and viola, tenor guitar, balafon and a whole range of other percussion instruments.
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Trad Attack – Friday 28th September
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Trad.Attack! has really turned Estonian music scene upside down by bringing traditional music to the big stages, building modern world around its archaic sounds.
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Tom Moore & Archie Churchill-Moss – Monday 1st October
Tom Moore (Viola) and Archie Churchill-Moss (Accordion) have become key performers on the instrumental folk music scene in the last few years, both appearing in a host of bands more details
Rachel Newton – Saturday 6th October
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
‘Musician of the Year’ – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017
Singer and harpist Rachel Newton specialises in interpreting traditional folk songs in both English and Scottish Gaelic as well as writing and performing her own instrumental pieces.
Twelfth Day – Monday 8th October
In the wordless communication that passes between Orcadian fiddler Catriona Price and Peebles harpist Esther Swift as they perform, the strength of their decade-long musical partnership, friendship and shared humour is evident. More details
An evening with Kris Drever and Boo Hewerdine – Tuesday 9th October
St John on Bethnal Green Church, Bethnal Green More Details
Jack Rutter and Greg Russell – Wednesday 10th October
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell More details
The Shackleton Trio – Saturday 13th October
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell More Details
Kadia and Said The Maiden – Sunday 14th October
An outstanding folk double bill featuring two rising names on the folk scene More details
Rob Harbron and Emma Reid – Monday 15th October
Robert Harbron and Emma Reid are renowned instrumentalists and compelling performers. More details

Hadrian’s Union and Banter – Tuesday 16th October
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
A fantastic folk rock double bill featuring Banter and Hadrian’s Union
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Moltenamba Monday 22nd
The Drystones – Tuesday 23rd October
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
The Drystones are two twentyone year olds from Somerset playing a lively mix of their own interpretations of traditional folk tunes and original compositions. more details
Stepling – Wednesday 24th October 2018
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
There’s nothing else quite like Stepling, a unique and exciting act that has burst onto the folk scene with their original blend of music, step dance and song inspired by English traditions. more details
Rachael McShane & The Cartographers – Saturday 27th October 2018
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Best known as an original member of folk big band Bellowhead, Rachael joins us with her new solo project Rachael McShane & The Cartographers, reworking traditional songs with a brand new band. More details
Claire Hastings – Monday 29th October
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Claire Hastings is a Scottish folksinger and songwriter based in Glasgow. In 2015 she earned the prestigious title of BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year, and has since delighted audiences at home and abroad with her ‘natural, effortless Scots voice’ (Folk Radio UK) more details
Lucy Farrell – Wednesday 31st October 2018
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Lucy Farrell is at last embarking on the solo career so many have been hoping for, since first hearing her exquisite renditions of traditional ballads and quietly moving original songs. more details

The Askew Sisters – Monday 5th November
From dark ballads to uplifting dance tunes, they play with driving energy and the unity of two people who have played together all their lives. More details

Moore Moss Rutter – Tuesday 6th November
Widely regarded as three of the best players of traditional folk amongst a precociously gifted generation, their finely-crafted arrangements wield a rare potency. More details

Gadarene – Friday 9th November
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Gadarene blend obscure traditional English tunes, virtuoso acoustic musicians, funky beats and loads of energy.
The Furrow Collective – Monday 12th November
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
‘Best Group’ – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017
Tidelines – 14th November

Pilgrim’s Way – Monday 19th November 2018
Pilgrims’ Way present a themed show packed full of highwaymen, robbers, and brigands, their stories told through traditional English folk song and 1980s disco.

Zoe Wren and Minnie Birch – Wednesday 21st November
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Two emerging singer songwriters in a bill not to be missed

The Little Unsaid – Thursday 22nd November
St John on Bethnal Green Church
Fronted by songwriter John Elliott, The Little Unsaid have an original sound and international outlook which echoes the intensity and melancholic overtones of greats such as Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen.

O’Hooley & Tidow ‘WinterFolk’ – Saturday 15th December
St John on Bethnal Green Church
Join ‘one of British Folk’s mightiest combinations’ (MOJO), O’Hooley & Tidow, for an evening of beautifully performed original, contemporary, and traditional winter songs from their latest album ‘WinterFolk Vol 1’, produced with BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Ben Walker

The Outside Track – Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Jackie Oates – Tuesday 12th February 2019
Water Rats, Kings Cross
Winner of BBC Folk Awards for best newcomer and best traditional track, Jackie Oates is a name synonymous with the reinvigoration of English folk music, beguiling audiences with a delicate balance of tradition and reinvention…. more details