Gigs – Tour News – Special Events

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Welcome to the Gigs, Tour News and Special Events section…news section.

All the events listed below are taken from the latest “Hot Off The Press” gigs, tour news and special events that the folking news desk have hand-picked for you.

Glen Hansard – new album and European tour dates

Those who have followed Glen Hansard’s career since his Academy Award winning turn in the film Once will have witnessed one artistic arc: the journey of a Dublin busker who cut his teeth on the greats - Dylan, Van Morrison, Leonard Cohen – and followed the path of the troubadour to ...
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Sound Of The Sirens release new single and announce tour dates

West Country folk-rock duo, Sound Of The Sirens, have shared ‘The Yellow Road’, the latest track to be taken from their upcoming album This Time, out January 25th via DMF Records. Showcasing the duo’s virtuosic capability for rousing songwriting and mesmerising harmonies, ‘The Yellow Road’ is a touching and heartfelt ...
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Lleuwen announces a tour of Welsh chapels

Following the release of her latest album in November last year the singer/songwriter from Rhiwlas, now living in Brittany, is pleased to announce that she’ll be performing a series of acoustic gigs in chapels across Wales. Lleuwen will perform solo and invite a different guest for performance or talk every ...
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Harp And A Monkey announce spring dates

2019 is a big year for folking award winners Harp And A Monkey, with the planned release of album number four, and the band are excited to be playing some new venues and meeting new fans of their brand of experimental folk music. Artists' website: Here's a trailer for ...
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Dempsey Broughton celebrate their twenty year partnership

It was way back in 1999 that guitarist/ vocalist Kevin Dempsey (Whippersnapper, Dando Shaft, Dave Swarbrick) and fiddle and mandolin player Joe Broughton (then in The Albion Band) first teamed up. Since then, the duo have performed extensively, heading out across 20 countries, and releasing three much valued albums - ...
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Charlie Dore tours Dark Matter in the new year

Charlie Dore will be doing some two-timing this spring when she alternates between two different musical partners, her long-time school friend and collaborator, the multi-instrumental Julian Littman, and the virtuoso double bass player Gareth Huw Davies. They will be sharing legendary singer-songwriter Charlie's double award-winning album Dark Matter with a series of a ...
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The Young’uns and The Ballad Of Johnny Longstaff

Three time BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners The Young’uns present a new and unique piece of modern folk theatre. The Ballad Of Johnny Longstaff is the story of one man’s adventure from begging on the streets in the north of England to fighting against fascism in the Spanish Civil ...
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