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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.

Police Dog Hogan announce spring tour

Police Dog Hogan get back on the road with a short tour during February and March 2018. With 300 plus gigs already under their belts and a highly successful fourth album, Wild By The Side Of The Road, released in 2017 this band carries on delivering their own brand of ...
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Melrose Quartet announce their second album, Dominion, plus launch tour dates

Melrose Quartet are Nancy Kerr (voice, fiddle), James Fagan (voice, bouzouki, guitar), Jess Arrowsmith (voice, fiddle) and Richard Arrowsmith (voice, melodeons). November 2017 sees them release their eagerly-awaited second album, Dominion. From deep roots in their hometown’s vibrant music, song and dance scene, to smashing concert appearances all over the ...
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London Folk & Roots – line-up announced

SATURDAY OCTOBER 29 UNTIL SATURDAY NOVEMBER 18 KITTY DAISY & LEWIS, BLAIR DUNLOP, FOY VANCE, SECRET SISTERS, KATHRYN WILLIAMS, ALIBHE REDDY, MARK EITZEL, SEAN TAYLOR, JONNY LANG and more…  DMP and Kilimanjaro introduce the very best in folk, roots, blues, Americana and world music from across the globe. Taking place over ...
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The Churchfitters announce their Christmas Cracker tour

The Churchfitters is a folk band like no other. A bass guitar made out of a frying pan. Heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw. Foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock bouzouki. And traditional tunes reinvigorated with mesmerising jazz sax. The three virtuoso musicians from England and France strut ...
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The Unthanks release new single and film, featuring previously unseen film of Nick Drake and family.

Taken from the critically acclaimed album, Diversions Vol. 4 - The Songs And Poems Of Molly Drake, The Unthanks release Do You Ever Remember? The accompanying film includes Super 8 footage of the Drake family, much of which has never been seen before, except live during the recent tour by ...
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Peter Knight’s Gigspanner new album and remaining tour dates

Peter Knight's Gigspanner embark on a twenty-five date tour, beginning on Halloween, to launch their latest album,  The Wife Of Urban Law. Remaining Tour Dates... 5th: The Music Room, Liverpool Philharmonic 0151 709 378 http://www.liverpoolphil.com/music-room 6th:Town Hall, Bishops Castle, Shropshire 01588 630023 http://bishopscastletownhall.co.uk/ 8th: Red Lion Folk Club, Birmingham http://www.redlionfolkclub.com/index.htm ...
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Laura Smyth And Ted Kemp – new album and gig dates

The song that gives the album its name is also its first. And, unaccompanied with seamless harmonies, it’s a portent to what lies ahead. Laura Smyth and Ted Kemp’s voices are clear and well matched, a vigorous call to arms to the poacher’s lot. Lead track, 'Alizon Device', is an ...
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HARROW FAIR – LAST REMAINING UK TOUR DATES

Toronto-based duo Harrow Fair; Miranda Mulholland (formerly Great Lake Swimmers) and Andrew Penner (Sunparlour Players) are excited to announce their return to the UK this autumn with a string of live dates throughout October / November, concluding at London’s Green Note on Wednesday 8th November, 2017. The band recently set ...
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KARINE POLWART Announces New Album – A Pocket Of Wind Resistance

Karine Polwart - five-time winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - will release her new album A Pocket Of Wind Resistance via Hudson Records on November 17, 2017. Written in collaboration with the Scottish sound designer Pippa Murphy, ‘A Pocket Of Wind Resistance’ is the musical accompaniment to ...
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Edgelarks – Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin – New Album and Remaining Tour Dates

We were recently treated to the hatching of Edgelarks (the new name for duo Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin) at the Southdowns Folk Festival in Bognor Regis last Sunday evening. The name change also spearheads the launch of the new album by the same name that is released 6.10.17. The ...
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Brooke Sharkey – new single, album and remaining tour dates

Brooke Sharkey will headline London’s Union Chapel and head out on tour with Blair Dunlop. London based singer-songwriter Brooke Sharkey returns with the release of another outstanding single ‘Offida’. This illustrious song interlaces webs of dreams and fathoms the enchantment of cinema. A brave move for the young artist, but ...
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Neil Brophy Joins Ducking Punches And We Bless This Mess for UK Tour

New single ‘The One Man Folk Band’ To Be Released 17th November Neil Brophy returns to the UK this November for a solo tour supporting UK acoustic punks Ducking Punches for 6 dates and some further shows with Blackbeard's Tea Party. Neil will be following up on his two recent ...
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Mister Keith continues his tour of parlour concerts

Mister Keith and his mini orchestra continue their ten date tour of unique parlour concerts for LIVE&LOCAL rural touring. “This tour is about gathering the community in unusual places and telling stories of life, love and loss through great songs. When I was writing and recording the latest album ‘Record ...
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Jon Boden shares new single ‘All The Stars Are Coming Out Tonight’

Jon Boden, former front-man of the progressive folk eleven-piece Bellowhead, has announced details of ‘All The Stars Are Coming Out’, the new single to be taken from his forthcoming solo album Afterglow, set for release via Hudson Records on October 6, 2017. Afterglow is Boden’s first studio release since calling ...
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GreenMatthews present a Christmas Folk Opera

GreenMatthews bring you a brand-new retelling of the best-loved Yuletide adventure of them all – Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. First published in 1843, the story is credited with reinventing and reinvigorating the British Christmas and has been loved and retold by every generation since. Using new lyrics and traditional ...
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The Urban Folk Quartet continue their autumn tour

Following the success of their Live III album tour, The Urban Folk Quartet head back out on the road for a series of shows that will see the band travel from the South of Devon to the Scottish Borders. The 2016-2017 Live III tour was The UFQ’s longest and most ...
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Megson announce autum tour

Four times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards, revered duo Megson hit the road once again in 2017, with a string of dates booked across the UK through September, October and November for their Pushing On tour. The husband and ...
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Marathon autumn program continues at Cecil Sharp House

Tilston and Lowe Wednesday 8 November, 7.30pm £14 | £10 under 26s Steve Tilston and Jez Lowe, two of the UK acoustic/folk scene’s finest songwriters join forces for a concert filled with songs and music, chat and banter and intimate insights into their approach to their craft. Listen in as ...
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Ron Pope announces new album, Work, and UK live dates

This fall, Nashville-based independent artist Ron Pope will embark on an international headline tour making stops in New York, London, Chicago, Nashville, Washington D.C., Boston, Philadelphia and more. See below for a full tour itinerary. Pope’s latest studio album, Work, is due August 18th on his own Brooklyn Basement Records ...
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Jon Boden announces new solo album and tour dates

Jon Boden, former frontman of progressive folk eleven-piece Bellowhead, has announced details of his new solo album Afterglow, set for release via Hudson Records on October 6th. Afterglow is Boden’s first studio release since calling an end to Bellowhead, a twelve-year project that culminated in a quarter of a million ...
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Keith James tours The Songs Of Nick Drake

A haunting and immaculately crafted concert This concert begins with an introductory set of timeless songs by brilliant songwriters – all contemporary with Nick Drake - Richard Thompson, Roy Harper, Sandy Denny, Al Stewart, Vashti Bunyan, John Martyn, Bridget St John and Bert Jansch. Also featured are two poems by ...
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The Routes Quartet announce their debut album

The Routes Quartet is an exquisite blend of the folk and classical traditions, featuring evocative arrangements of folk tunes and stunning original compositions. The Routes Quartet is made up of the classic string quartet instrumentation of cello (Rufus Huggan), viola (Emma Tomlinson), and two fiddles (Gràinne Brady and Tricia Mullan) ...
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Les Barker – live dates for 2017

Les Barker writes strange poems and comes originally from Manchester, but he's now Welsh. He was an accountant before he became a professional idiot. A well known style icon Les always cuts a dash in the world of fashion where he is much respected as a leading exponent of the ...
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Oysterband celebrate 40 years together

Oysterband was born in the summer of 1977 when the sound of punk rock rang loud from the radio, disaffection became the order of the day and riots filled the streets which would ring through the later years of Thatcherite Britain. There were many on the UK folkscene who felt ...
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