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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.

Dan Walsh – banjo wizard back on the road

Dan Walsh returns to solo touring throughout the UK during late summer and autumn to promote the delayed release of a new live album, recorded in January 2020 in a special hometown gig in Stafford. Prior to the pandemic, Dan was one of the most in-demand performers on the folk ...
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Mark Harrison announces new album and live dates

We're back in action, and very glad to be (with fingers crossed of course). We've done a couple of great gigs and there are a lot more coming, see below and get tickets and come to anything you can - a very special thing happens at gigs! The one at ...
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Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys announce new album and tour dates

Ready to unveil their first album since 2017, “one of the best bands on the scene” (according to Seth Lakeman) have flexed their studio muscle again. UK folk heavyweights Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys have a brand new twelve track project to release, The Wishing Tree landing on August ...
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The Breath – live dates go on

Despite the government’s announcement of continuing restrictions and social distancing measures until July 19th, The Breath are delighted to announce their July shows will go on! The alt-folk duo - guitar whiz Stuart McCallum and Irish singer/flautist, Ríoghnach Connolly - are excited to be performing once again to in-the-flesh audiences ...
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Talisk announce festival and tour dates

You can’t keep a good band down – and Talisk are widely recognised as one hell of a band! Described by Glasgow Herald as ‘a rockin’ powerhouse’, Talisk are one of the most exciting acts on the UK folk scene, renowned for their innovative, show-stopping, high energy instrumentals and trademark ...
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Matthews Southern Comfort announce live UK dates

These days, most band ‘reunions’ take place because of the huge financial rewards available and occasionally, record company pressure. In the case of Matthews Southern Comfort, neither reason applies. The original band wasn’t around long enough to have any fanatical following and there is no high-profile label hovering in the wings. MSC has been ...
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Chris Cleverley announces new album and live dates

Altfolk songwriter and guitarist Chris Cleverley announces new release for Summer 2021. Chris will be releasing a series of stripped back recordings entitled Live From The Glass Isle on Friday 30th July. The track list features adapted versions of songs from his previous two studio albums, arranged exclusively for solo ...
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Chloe Foy announces debut album and UK tour

Chloe Foy first started to attract attention as far back as 2013 when her debut single ‘In The Middle Of The Night’ was picked up by BBC Radio 6 and Radio 2. Follow-up singles, ‘Flaws’ and ‘Asylum’, brought huge streaming success - the latter is approaching 8.5 million Spotify plays ...
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Oysterband – back on the road in 2021

Oysterband are delighted to be able once more to take to the road for a series of previously postponed dates that are now set for Autumn 2021.  Tickets for all dates are on sale now from: https://bandonthewall.org/2020/12/oysterband-2021-uk-tour/ Previously bought tickets remain valid, see website for details. Oysterband: the outfit that grew ...
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The Magpies – new single, festival and tour

It has only been a short space of time since The Magpies burst onto the UK folk scene, but they have already made a huge impact with their fresh brand of transatlantic neo-folk and have been ‘making waves wherever they play’ (Phil Beer, Show of Hands). Three accomplished musicians in ...
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Declan O’Rourke announces November tour dates

Following the release of his brand new, Paul Weller-produced album Arrivals to widespread acclaim, award-winning Irish singer-songwriter Declan O’Rourke has announced a UK tour for November 2021 with dates as follows:   Thursday 4 Nov      BIRMINGHAM Glee Club https://www.seetickets.com/tour/declan-o-rourke?pre=arrivalslive Friday 05 Nov        LONDON Kings Place https://www.seetickets.com/event/declan-o-rourke/kings-place/1836715?pre=pre Saturday 06 Nov       MANCHESTER The Stoller ...
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Beans On Toast announces winter tour dates

Foolhardy folk musician and longstanding festival favourite - Beans On Toast - will be doing a tour of some of his favourite independent venues this winter. Singing simple songs about complicated subjects, Beans on Toast has established himself as an accomplished songwriter and an unmissable live performer. Having released an ...
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Skerryvore to stream live from Clydeside distillery

Hot off the release of their latest album Live Across Scotland, multi-award-winning Scottish band Skerryvore will perform their first live performance in over 6 months. Entitled Live Across The World, the socially distanced performance will take place at Glasgow’s Clydeside Distillery on Saturday 5th September and will be live streamed ...
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Beans On Toast announces final lockdown single and live events

As the country takes its first steps on the long road back to normality, Beans On Toast returns with what will be the last in his series of lockdown releases: ‘Save The Music’ With the safe return of live events still posing one of the pandemic's biggest headaches; Beans on ...
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