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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.

The Conservatoire Folk Ensemble announce tour dates

The Conservatoire Folk Ensemble are heading out for their annual summer tour. Dates for the 50-piece group include their debut appearance in a cathedral, and conclude with the prestigious Festival Finale spot at Towersey Festival, one of the UK’s oldest music festivals. Their appearance at Lichfield Cathedral - the country’s ...
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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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Molly Tuttle announces her debut album

Molly Tuttle celebrates the release of her highly anticipated debut album When You’re Ready today on the heels of a packed show in her adopted hometown of Nashville earlier this week at Basement East. Earlier this year, Tuttle toured the UK as a featured artist on the prestigious Transatlantic Sessions ...
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Josie Duncan and Pablo Lafuente to play The Slaughtered Lamb

2017 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Winners Josie Duncan and Pablo Lafuente have been described as ‘a vocal/guitar duo like no other’, the duo are performing at The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell, London on Saturday 13th April - tickets and full details available via folkonmonday.co.uk Coming from the Isle of ...
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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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War And Peace in Doncaster

In the centenary year of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, and the Peace celebrations that followed in Doncaster and across the country, this project remembers the stories of those who fought, those who refused to fight, and those left behind. Internationally renowned singer-songwriters Findlay Napier, Bella Hardy and ...
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Grace Petrie announces headlining tour

Fresh from a successful UK arena tour supporting Frank Turner, Leicester-born protest singer, LGBTQ+ activist, folk singer, socialist and social commentator Grace Petrie announces her own headline tour through Spring 2019. Please see full tour details below. Smart, witty, a talented lyricist and an electrifying live performer, Grace can take ...
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The Shee big band hits the road in April

What do you do when one of your number is invited to curate a Women In Folk series at London’s King’s Place? You augment your number to include more fabulous female musicians, of course! The Trad: Reclaimed Women In Folk series, which took place earlier this month, sought to shine ...
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Amber Cross announces UK tour dates

Upon first hearing Amber Cross you might think you are listening to an archival Smithsonian recording. Her old-time voice is clear and captivating, like a strong muscle, fringed in lace. She's a singer and songwriter who writes from her own life’s struggles and experiences, delivering her stories with unforgettable power ...
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Eleanor McEvoy announces spring tour

Irish multi-instrumentalist chanteuse and raconteur Eleanor McEvoy will play eleven-dates across England throughout April 2019 as part of her new Gimme Some Wine Tour. Eleanor’s new tour follows the great success of her 2017 album release The Thomas Moore Project, which was nominated for best Folk Album in The RTE Folk ...
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Talisk announce UK tour dates

Mohsen Amini, current (and youngest ever) holder of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards coveted ‘Musician of the Year’ title will head out on the road with Scotland’s celebrated Talisk trio in April. The nine date tour (April 24-May 3) which opens in the Scottish Highlands and ends at Edinburgh’s Queens ...
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The Frank Burkitt Band announce first UK tour

All the way from New Zealand (via Scotland) The Frank Burkitt Band are delighted to be embarking on their debut UK Tour in May and June 2019. Following on from four months of shows in the antipodes, where they were announced as winners of the Vodafone NZ Music Award for ...
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Come away with the fairies at the 2019 Soundpost singing weekend

World getting a bit weighty? Lift your spirits in the wilds of South Yorkshire at Soundpost’s 2019 singing weekend. The Fairy Gathering 2019 (which takes place 10-12 May in Dungworth) will feature singers such as Marry Waterson, Fay Hield, Lucy Farrell, Ewan MacPherson and Ben Nicholls. The idea for this ...
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Le Vent du Nord – new album and UK tour

Long ago, Samuel de Champlain, the French explorer of what is now Eastern Canada, had a dream: that in the new territory he had explored, all might raise their voices together, indigenous and European, of all faiths, a chorus of different perspectives, cultures, and ideas. It was a dream forgotten, ...
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Give Voice 2019 – all the details

More details: www.umbermusic.co.uk ...
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Copper Viper announce debut album and European tour

Copper Viper is an acoustic folk group from London, comprised of prolific songwriter and guitarist Robin Joel Sangster and fiddle/mandolin player Duncan Menzies. The pair were introduced through a mutual musician friend in late 2016, and decided to meet for a jam based on a shared love of harmony singing ...
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The Trials Of Cato announce spring tour dates

The Trials Of Cato, a band that arrived fully formed and functioning from Beirut in the winter of 2016, have since torn a shape very much their own into the canvas of the UK folk scene. Originally from North Wales and Yorkshire, whilst living in Lebanon they spent a year ...
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Wizz Jones celebrates 80th birthday – live at Cadogan Hall

Described by the late, great Bert Jansch as “the most underrated guitarist ever,” the legendary Wizz Jones is celebrating the milestone of his 80th birthday with a one-off concert at London’s Cadogan Hall on Wednesday 24th April 2019. Wizz will share the stage with some very special guests from the ...
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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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Jackie Oates – spring tour dates

The award winning folk singer Jackie Oates and her band are performing at Water Rats, Kings Cross on Tuesday 12th February. Jackie Oates is a singer and fiddle player hailing from Staffordshire. Her unique treatment of English ballads and songs, and pure, haunting singing style has established her at the ...
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Urban Folk Quartet announce spring tour

Kicking off at the end of February at Lincolnshire’s historic Ropewalk, on the site of a former 19th century rope making factory, the tour concludes in April at the former Dorset home of Frankenstein scribe Mary Shelley. The thirteen date jaunt will see the award-winning quartet perform material from throughout ...
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Daria Kulesh’s Earthly Delights available for pre-order

This week only - until the end of Sunday 27th January - you can pre-order the new album, Earthly Delights, to be posted from Daria with love on Valentine's Day! Patrons will be getting the album at least two weeks earlier, and the rest of the world will have to ...
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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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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: http://www.harpandamonkey.com/ Here's a trailer for ...
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