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

Katie Doherty and The Navigators – Saturday 22nd February
The Gallery Cafe, Bethnal Green
Katie Doherty is an Award winning songwriter  more details

Far Flown Falcon, Fragile Star and Sarah Stock – Sunday 23rd February
The Harrison, Kings Cross
A folk/acoustic triple bill featuring three emerging artists – more details

Jess Distill and Little Gidding – Tuesday 25th February
The Harrison, Kings Cross
Accompanied by intricate guitar, a smattering of dulcimer and a few surprises along the way, Jess Distill weaves tales of rogues and sailors, love, gods and icy tundras.
Little Gidding perform a mixture of their own interpretations of traditional songs and tunes from the British Isles and further afield alongside their own compositions. More details

Henry Parker – Thursday 27th February
The Harrison, Kings Cross
A devoted guitarist from the West Yorkshire town of Bingley, Henry Parker plays with an intricate finger-picking style that brings to mind the late 60’s folk, psych and progressive rock scenes, with influence drawn from the likes of Bert Jansch, Nick Drake, Pentangle and Fairport Convention. More details

Laura Victoria – Friday 28th February
Poplar Union Arts Centre, E14
Folk Pop Singer Songwriter Cellist Laura Victoria performs beautiful traditional folk songs and originals with clawhammer style banjo from Jo Cooper and percussion from Josh Wolfsohn  More details

The Trials of Cato – Sunday 1st March
The Lexington, Islington
The remarkable rise of double-folk award nominees The Trials of Cato on the UK folk-scene has been the subject of massive critical attention. more details

Counters Creek Album Launch – Monday 2nd March
Green Note, Camden
Counter’s Creek is a contemporary folk trio based in London who make original music inspired by the folk music of the British Isles and beyond. Jigs, reels, grooves from Eastern Europe & West Africa, catchy melodies with closely interwoven harmonies allied to a real sense of swing and dance energy.
This is a launch gig for their hotly anticipated debut album, ‘The Careful Placement of Stones‘. More details

Rowan Godel Trio – Tuesday 3rd March
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
A versatile and dynamic singer and writer with an original style and a love of vocal harmony and musical arrangement. more details

Jacob & Drinkwater – Wednesday 4th March
Support from Hannah Ashcroft
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
UK alt-folk duo Jacob & Drinkwater have been called “stand out new folk” by BBC6 Music and “inventive and thrilling” by R2 Magazine. More details

Chris Cleverley – Thursday 5th March
The Harrison, Kings Cross
With a blistering yet delicate technique, described as ‘Impressive’ by The Telegraph, Chris is fast becoming one of the standout players on the UK Songwriting circuit. More details

The Orange Circus Band – Friday 6th March
The Slaughtered Band, Clerkenwell
The Orange Circus Band are a Bluegrass/Americana collective based in the UK, with roots in Virginia, USA. More details

Near East Collective – Saturday 7th March
The Harrison, Kings Cross
The Near East Collective are a six piece band playing world and folk music from Greece, Turkey and the Balkans. The Near East Collective explore and perform rebetika and folk music of Asia Minor, Istanbul, the Balkans and the Aegean sea. More Details

Sarah Jane Scouten – Monday 9th March
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Three-time Canadian Folk Music Award nominee, Sarah Jane Scouten’s music delivers a signature mix of vintage folk and country, with modern sounds and subjects. More details

Good England – Thursday 12th March
The Harrison, Kings Cross
GE play contemporary folk and blues and they are a veritable feast for the ears. With a mix of traditional folk music, self-penned contemporary folk-songs and re interpretations of classics More details

Road Not Taken – Friday 13th March
The Harrison, Kings Cross
Road Not Taken are a Bristol based four piece starting to make waves on the UK folk scene. Having honed their craft over a number of years of performing live More details

The Magpies – Album Launch – Saturday 14th March 2020
The Water Rats, Kings Cross
Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award winner Bella Gaffney (guitar, vocals) and acclaimed mandolin player Polly Bolton came together last year, fusing Celtic folk with bluegrass in an exciting new collaboration. Joined by Sarah Smout (cello) and Holly Brandon (fiddle) for 2020, this all-female four-piece is already establishing a fearsome reputation for their glittering live shows, onstage rapport and genre-busting original and traditional material. more details

Julu Irvine & Heg Brignall – Sunday 15th March
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Combining storytelling, folklore and exquisite vocal harmonies, Julu Irvine & Heg Brignall fuse their spell-binding sounds to create this new duo. More details

Malcolm Thacker EP Launch – Sunday 15th March
The Harrison, Kings Cross
Malcolm Thacker is a singer-songwriter from Surrey who has been writing his own songs and performing in clubs and sessions for many years. More details

Odette Michell duo with guest Phil Beer – Monday 16th March
Green Note, Camden
Odette Michell is a British folk singer-songwriter, guitarist and bouzouki player with a bold new take on the acoustic tradition and a voice capable of demonstrating the finer points of both folk and traditional song with genuine craftsmanship. More details

Minnie Birch and Robert Lane – Friday 20th March
The Harrison, Kings Cross
Minnie writes dark, plaintive, beautiful music about life, love, adventures and fairy tales.
Robert Lane is a musician, songwriter, actor, guitar tutor and workshop leader

Liz Simcock – Sunday 22nd March
The Harrison, Kings Cross
Liz Simcock is one of the country’s finest female singer songwriters. Her songs – often autobiographical and highly personal – are immediately accessible to audiences and injected with poetry, emotion and splashes of humour. More details

Geri Van Essen – Monday 23rd March
Green Note Basement Bar, Camden
Geri van Essen is an East London based singer who has wooed many a small venue audience with her quietly evocative melodies and lyrics.  More details

Katie Spencer – Thursday 26th March
The Harrison, Kings Cross
Like the expressionistic brushstrokes of a landscape painter, Katie Spencer conjures vivid landscapes through the medium of song. more details

Stepling – Thursday 2nd April
Green Note, Camden
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

Bird in the Belly, Friday 3rd April
The Gallery Cafe, Bethnal Green
Bird in the Belly is a Brighton-based Folk group who collect little known and forgotten lyrics, poems and stories from around the UK, and set them to their own “hypnotically original compositions” (fRoots).. More details

Ben Walker and Thom Ashworth – Saturday 4th April
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Ben Walker was recently hailed as one of ‘the best acoustic guitarists in the world right now’ by Total Guitar magazine. A versatile composer as well as a celebrated instrumentalist, his passion is putting old jewels in new settings.
An acoustic bass guitar may not seem like an obvious choice as an accompaniment instrument, but Thom Ashworth shows that that 4 strings are enough to delve into the canon of British folk music. More details

Emily Mae Winters – Sunday 5th April
Green Note, Camden
Fast rising star on the U.K. Folk/Americana scene Emily Mae Winters has that rare quality in a singer that makes critics reach for the superlatives. More details

Artisan Row – Monday 6th April
Green Note, Camden
Celebrating the timeless melodic beauty and strength of traditional Irish music and more, Artisan Row brings together four well-known figures from London’s traditional Irish and folk music scenes More details

Ellie Gowers – Thursday 9th April 2020
The Harrison, Kings Cross
Warwickshire songwriter, Ellie Gowers, has been quietly brewing her self-penned songs for a while more details

Chris Elliott and Caitlin Jones – Monday 13th April
Green, Note, Camden
Chris Elliott and Caitlin Jones bring a mix of traditional and self-penned ballads about place, identity, old and new. more details

Avocet– Wednesday 15th April
The Harrison, Kings Cross
This brilliant young trio from Scotland won the Danny Kyle Celtic Connections Award in 2017 and are quite simply mesmerising to watch and to listen to. more details

Eilidh Steel & Mark Neal – Friday 17th April
The Harrison, Kings Cross
Eilidh Steel & Mark Neal are a Scottish duo rooted in the traditions of Scotland’s music and song. more details

Jack Badcock – Monday 20th April
Green Note, Camden
Singer and guitarist, Jack Badcock is a hugely experienced performer, having toured extensively around the world, predominantly as frontman and founding member of his award winning world-folk band Dallahan. More details

Ryan Young and Jenn Butterworth – Saturday 25th April
The Red Hedgehog, Highgate
Scots Trad Music Awards ‘Up And Coming artist of the year’, fiddle player Ryan Young brings new and exciting ideas to traditional Scottish music. More details

Roswell and Misty River – Sunday 26th April
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Roswell are Jasmine Watkiss and Zoë Wren, two harmony-obsessed singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists
Misty River are an Americana band based in London with roots in the west coast of Ireland and the US. More details

Chris Fox – Monday 27th April
Green Note, Camden
Chris Fox’s music reflects thought provoking topics and humorous insights on life with deep powerful vocals and varied and eclectic guitar styles that span the roots lexicon of Americana, Folk, Country and Blues. More details

Brown Boots Album Launch – Tuesday 28th April
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
This event celebrates the launch of our new album. This is more than just a list of our favourite tunes, it’s a collection of sets that have been growing and changing with every gig, crafted together to take you on a journey across beautiful musical landscapes.. More details

Sairie and Joy Becker – Wednesday 29th April
The Harrison, Kings Cross
Sairie have a shared love of folklore, dark tales, mystery, nature and landscape.
Joy Becker is an emerging contemporary folk artist whose music gives voice to the vulnerability of being human More details
Iona Fyfe – Sunday 3rd May
The Harrison, Kings Cross
Aberdeenshire folksinger, Iona Fyfe, has become one of Scotland’s finest young ballad singers, rooted deeply in the singing traditions of the North East of Scotland. More details

Rosie Hood Trio – Monday 4th May
Green Note, Camden
A folk singer/songwriter from Wiltshire, Rosie Hood is known for her strong, pure voice and captivating performances More details

Harrow Fair – Tuesday 5th May
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Harrow Fair is Miranda Mulholland & Andrew Penner. One part stomping songs that echo early Country and Rock n Roll. The other gritty ballads that sound sweet and haunted. More details

Jack Sharp – Album Launch – Wednesday 6th May
Good Times Older is Jack Sharp’s first solo album, following 13 years fronting psych rock band Wolf People. This collection of 11 songs features Jack’s guitar and voice, recorded in an austere and spare setting, using mostly traditional music and words gleaned from his home county of Bedfordshire. More details

Dipper Malkin – Wednesday 13th May
Green Note, Camden
This inspiring duo is the meeting place for new ideas to meld with traditional song and dance tunes, the result being beautifully honed new works, breaking new ground yet routed within the tradition. More details

Tom Kitching with Marit Fält – Monday 18th May
Busking England
For 18 months, Tom Kitching busked the length of England, getting to know his own country better. From Carlisle to Cornwall, London to Bolton, and all places between. More details

Matt McGinn – Tuesday 19th May
The Harrison, Kings Cross
Celebrating the release of his 4th studio album, ‘Lessons of War’, Co. Down singer-songwriter and producer Matt McGinn makes a return to London. More details

Owl Light Trio – Wednesday 20th May
Green Note, Camden
Owl Light Trio are an instrumental group based in Oxfordshire.
They take good tunes to pieces and put them back together again.
The tunes come from a variety of sources. Some are traditional tunes from Britain, Ireland or Europe. Many are their own compositions. More details

Bill Jones – Friday 29th May
The Harrison, Kings Cross
If you’ve not heard of Bill Jones, it’s because she’s been away for a while. Perhaps you missed her the first time around, when she was coming up with similar bright young British folk hopes at the turn of the century More details

Alvorada – Saturday 13th June
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Alvorada are the UK’s leading performers of choro, a rich and uplifting style of instrumental music from Rio de Janeiro. Alvorada explore influences from all over Brazil, playing choros with the irresistible swing of samba and maxixe from the South to baião from the Northeast, all with an immediacy and vibrancy that delights audiences everywhere. More details

Arrowsmith:Robb Trio – Monday 15th June

Green Note, Camden
Arrowsmith:Robb Trio is a transatlantic collaboration between UK-based Jess & Richard Arrowsmith (Melrose Quartet, Hekety) and Canadian folk music veteran Ian Robb (Finest Kind. Jiig, Friends of Fiddler’s Green). More details

Gadarene – Friday 19th June
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Gadarene blend obscure traditional English tunes, virtuoso acoustic musicians, funky beats and loads of energy. More details

ELÍR – Tuesday 23rd June
The Harrison, Kings Cross
ELÍR was formed in Glasgow’s vibrant and eclectic music scene. Featuring Niamh MacKaveney from Scotland (vocals & fiddle), David Lombardi from Italy (fiddle) and Jean Damei from France (guitar), the trio have taken influences from each country to produce a musical landscape rich in colour and layers of sound. More details

STROMA – Friday 26th June
The Harrison, Kings Cross
STROMA is a new folk band from London specialising in exciting ceilidhs and dynamic tunes.
Stroma’s events feature traditional and new folk music from the Scottish, Irish and English traditions, presented on acoustic instruments with a striking contemporary edge. More details

Benji Kirkpatrick – Monday 6th July
Green Note, Camden
Well known as a rhythmic driver of such folk acts as Bellowhead and Faustus, Benji Kirkpatrick has been at the forefront of the folk and roots scene for many years More details

Anna Smyrk – Monday 7th September
Green Note, Camden
Folk troubadour Anna Smyrk has come a long way since growing up on a lavender farm in Australia. With her sun-drenched voice and songs about far-flung corners of the world, Anna’s music paints stunning pictures of places she’s lived- from the sapphire waters of the Solomon Islands to a dusty city in Cambodia. More details

Will Finn and Rosie Calvert – Monday 14th September
The Harrison, Kings Cross
Will Finn and Rosie Calvert are a dynamic up-and-coming duo from the heart of Newcastle. More details

Hannah Rarity – Wednesday 16th September
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2018
Hannah Rarity’s sublime voice imbues the music she performs with a depth of emotion that is inimitable. It’s this ability that has seen her become one of Scotland’s foremost young singers. More details

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