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.


After having released their self-titled, debut album last year, LA indie rock five-piece band Mt. Joy is returning to Europe next week. The tour includes a headline London show at Bush Hall on Tuesday 25th June, the first following last year's sold-out gig at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen. Their ...
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Blackbeard’s Tea Party hit ten

Festival favourites, Blackbeard’s Tea Party, infamous for their frenetic fiddle tunes and thumping backline, celebrate their tenth birthday as a band in 2019 with a lengthy autumn-winter Ten Yaar Anniversary tour across England and Wales and a special re-release of their best-known single, ‘Chicken On A Raft’. Following a packed ...
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Spooky Men’s Chorale – UK tour and new album

They can do mellow and they can do mayhem. They can do dashing and they can do deadpan. They can do bitter and they can do sweet. And now Australia’s weird and wonderfully hirsute, black-clad choristers are plotting another biennial blast round Britain. Following triumphant UK tours in 2006, 2007, ...
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Renegade – The new album from Dylan LeBlanc

Dylan LeBlanc has announced the release of his highly anticipated new album, Renegade, out on 7th June on ATO Records. Produced by Grammy Award winning Dave Cobb (Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton), the album features ten new songs and LeBlanc’s longtime band, The Pollies. Of the album LeBlanc says, “I wanted ...
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June Tabor and Oysterband on the road again

One of the most exciting collaborations in folk music, June Tabor and Oysterband, resumes this autumn for a major tour.  The 2019 ‘Fire and Fleet’ Tour will take in 15 dates across the UK this Autumn, including shows at the majestic Union Chapel, Islington, Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music, ...
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Steeleye Span celebrate 50 years

Park Records are delighted to announce the release of EST’D 1969 from Steeleye Span on 24 June 2019 ahead of UK dates later in the year.  This is a new collection of songs, featuring contributions from all seven of the band members [with a guest appearance from Ian Anderson of ...
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Elles Bailey announces tour dates

Rising independent Blues and Americana fuelled star Elles Bailey continues to wind her way along the road that she really DOES call home, taking her storming second album, Road I Call Home on tour, into Elles’ native habitat: live performance! Elles is also sharing a new video for ‘Road I Call Home’ that’s being ...
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Kate Rusby announces new album and tour dates

Pure Records presents Philosophers, Poets & Kings, the 17th studio album from award-winning folk singer Kate Rusby. Seamlessly blending old and new across twelve tracks of traditional folk, covers and self-penned songs, the inimitable contemporary folk songstress’s new solo album is a deeply personal collection which pays homage to her ...
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Richard Thompson – 70th Birthday Bash

April 3rd 2019 - Today, as he turns 70, Richard Thompson OBE has announced a 70th birthday celebration show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on September 30th 2019. This once in a lifetime concert will feature some very special guests, who will be announced in the coming weeks. ‘Please join ...
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Graham Nash announces summer tour dates

Legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash hits the road in July for a new batch of UK tour dates as he continues to support the release of Over the Years…, a 2-disc collection of Nash’s best-known songs from the past 50 years plus more than a dozen unreleased demos and mixes.  The UK tour begins ...
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Sharon Shannon tour dates announced

Sharon Shannon the button accordion player from Co. Clare, Ireland has recorded and toured with a who's who of the Irish and Global Music Industry, including Bono, Adam Clayton, Sinead O’Connor, Jackson Browne, John Prine, Steve Earle, The RTE Concert Orchestra, The Chieftains, The Waterboys, Willie Nelson, Nigel Kennedy, Alison ...
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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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