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

 

 

Lila Tristam, Brown Boots! and Roary Skaista – Thursday 15th November
Aces and Eights, Tufnell Park
A showcase event featuring three emerging acts Lila Tristam, Brown Boots! and Roary Skaista

Dallahan Album Launch – Sunday 18th November
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.

Pilgrim’s Way – Monday 19th November
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.

Duotone – Wednesday 28th November
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Like an alchemist Duotone weaves a plethora of instruments of an epic orchestral power – including his pioneering and unconventional cello playing – with a masterful use of a looper for his gentle vocals, which wraps each song in a blanket of intimacy. More info

Finn Collinson – Friday 30th November
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Finn Collinson is a recorder player and folk musician from East Anglia. Barely in his 20s, Finn is already gaining a reputation as one of the foremost exponents of the recorder on the English folk scene. More info

Jack Rutter – Sunday 2nd December
Jaz & Jul’s Chocolate House, Islington
Still in his mid 20s, Jack Rutter (Moore Moss Rutter, Seth Lakeman band, Jackie Oates band) is a highly respected singer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist making music within the British folk tradition. More info

Lisa Knapp – Monday 3rd December
Lisa Knapp has discovered and embraced the folk tradition with an almost ravenous desire. Her singing and fiddle playing are emotive and full-bloodied and her inventiveness is fresh and genuinue. The album is underpinned with an innate sense of drama’. A major discovery.” – Mojo – Colin Irwin More info

Shooglenifty – Friday 7th December
Water Rats, Kings Cross
Shooglenifty was formed in 1990 by musicians from the Scottish Highlands, Orkney and Edinburgh, its bright spark was the idea of fusing traditional and traditional-sounding melodies with the beats and basslines of a mixed bag of more contemporary influences. More details

Jenny Sturgeon Trio – Sunday 9th December
The Harrison, Kings Cross
Hailing from the north-east of Scotland, Jenny Sturgeon is a singer-songwriter described as “a significant new talent” Bright Young Folk on the folk and acoustic scenes.

Allison Sleator – Wednesday 12th December
The Basement Bar, Green Note
Allison Sleator is a contemporary and folk singer

Stew Simpson and Lucy Kitt – Sunday 16th December
The Harrison, Kings Cross
An unmissable double bill of two outstanding folk singer songwriters

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 Coach House Company – Sunday 16th December
Water Rats, Kings Cross
The Coach House Company return with their annual Christmas shindig. Expect new takes on old carols, old takes on new(er) seasonal songs and bucketfuls of Christmas cheer.

Tell Tale Tusk – Monday 17th December
Tell Tale Tusk are an award-winning contemporary-folk ensemble re-imagining folk-fables old and giving light to folk-tales new.

Matt Tighe and Tad Sargent – Monday 7th January 2019
Living in South London and born to an Irish and Trinidadian background, Fiddle player Matt Tighe is quickly making a name for himself in the world of folk and Traditional music.
Shamblestone – Tuesday 8th January 2019
“A dazzling live act! …A highly accomplished multi-instrumentalist folk duo” – Hypercoaster Music
The Twisted Twenty – Monday 14th January 2019
Musically mixing and twisting the origins of nearly forgotten melodies, The Twisted Twenty take 18th century musics from the British Isles and playing on original Baroque instruments, forge a new sound for the 21st century.
Anna Smyrk – Sunday 20th January 2019
The Harrison, Kings Cross
Anna Smyrk is an alt-folk singer-songwriter from Central Victoria. With a voice as pure as mountain water, haunting songwriting and bare-bones arrangements
Brown Boots! and Laura Smyth & Ted Kemp – Monday 21st January 2019
An exceptional folk double bill featuring Brown Boots! and Laura Smyth & Ted Kemp – expect songs and tunes from around the British Isles and further afield
The Outside Track – Wednesday 23rd January 2019
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Winner of ‘Best Group’ in both the Live Ireland awards and the Tradition In Review awards, The Outside Track are one of the top Celtic acts in the world.
Phil ‘Swill’ Odgers with Bobby Valentino –  Saturday 2nd February 2019
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Hot on the heels of his critically acclaimed ‘partial’ autobiography “Tales From The Tracks”, knock out album “Roll To The Left” and sold out UK tour, Phil ‘Swill’ Odgers rides into town with the larger than life Bobby Valentino playing some mean violin alongside him.
Symbio – Monday 4th February 2019
Symbio were named Best New Artist of the Year at the Swedish Folk & World Music Awards 2016. With their strong stage presence, and a magical combination of hurdy-gurdy and accordion, the duo performs in a way that you’ve never heard before
Jacob & Drinkwater – Monday 11th February 2019
Water Rats, Kings Cross
UK alt -folk duo Jacob & Drinkwater have been called ‘stand out new Folk’ by BBC6 Music and ‘inventive and thrilling’ by R2 Magazine. Jacob’s sweeping vocals never fail to captivate, delivering many a spine-tingling moment; the fluidity and precision of his finger-picking underpinned by Drinkwater’s nimbly rhythmic double bass; at times sweetly soaring, haunting, percussive and driving, the layers of depth a perfect counterfoil. . more details
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

Sassafras Trio and Sophie Crawford – Monday 18th February 2019
Two emerging artists presenting a night of music and song from different reaches of the folk tradition…. more details

Dan Walsh and Alastair Anderson – Tuesday 19th February 2019
Two of the most dynamic musicians in folk music strike sparks off each other in a fantastic new, cross generational, duo….. more details

Blánid – Wednesday 20th February 2019
The Harrison, Kings Cross
With a voice that has been described as “spellbinding”, “haunting” and “beautiful”, BLÁNID attributes her love for folk music to the stories behind the songs more details

The Andy May Trio – Thursday 21st February 2019
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Three award-winning musicians from Newcastle come together as the Andy May Trio to play high energy instrumental folk, inspired by the music of their native North East… more details

Mikey Kenney – Album Launch –  Saturday 23rd February 2019
Heath Street Baptist Church, Hampstead
Mikey Kenney is a fiddle player and balladeer from Liverpool, whose playing is steeped in both English and Irish traditional music. more details

Counter’s Creek Album Launch – Wednesday 27th February 2019
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell.
Counter’s Creek is an acoustic folk trio based in London who make original music inspired by the folk music of the British Isles and beyond.more details

Trials of Cato – Monday 4th March 2019
“One of the real discoveries on the folk circuit in recent times” – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 more details
Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar – Tuesday 5th March 2019
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Two time BBC Folk Award winners playing a rare intimate concert more details
Tannara – Thursday 14th March 2019
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Converging from across the country, Tannara are entangled in Scotland’s rich web of traditions. more details

Hannah Read – Monday 18th March
Hannah Read is a versatile multi-instrumentalist widely recognized on the International stage. She’s best known for her fiddle playing, songwriting and composing and was recently described as one of “the finest singers of the day” More details

Rachael McShane & The Cartographers – Thursday 28th March 2019
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
Josie Duncan and Pablo Lafuente – Saturday 13th April 2019
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
2017 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Winners Josie Duncan and Pablo Lafuente have been described as ‘a vocal/guitar duo like no other’. more details
Mairearad Green and Anna Massie – Monday 15th April 2019
Two of Scotland’s most revered multi-instrumentalists, Mairearad Green (accordion and bagpipes) and Anna Massie (guitar, banjo, fiddle) are a truly captivating duo, providing a highly energetic performance with an instantly warm and friendly stage presence. more details
Salt House – Tuesday 16th April 2019
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Salt House is Jenny Sturgeon, Ewan MacPherson and Lauren MacColl. Their album Undersong has been praised by folk bible fRoots for bringing “startling freshness” to the British song tradition. more details
Ben Walker – Saturday 18th May 2019
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Ben Walker was recently hailed as one of ‘the best acoustic guitarists in the world’ by Total Guitar magazine. A BBC Folk Award winner, a versatile producer as well as a celebrated instrumentalist, he has a passion for putting old jewels in new settings, for bringing together traditional and contemporary music and for playing it like no-one else.. more details

 

 

Recent Posts