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Djéliny Kouyaté, Bongi, Sayon Bamba, Arthur Ribo and Moriba Koïta. www.africolor.com


The 7th Annual Denholm


Folk Festival (5th – 7th November) features Billy Mitchell with Pat Douglas, Shooglenifty and Billy Mitchell. Tel: 07706 661951; www.scotborders- folk.org.uk/index_dff.htm


A Magpie’s Nest Special: The Master Shipwright’s Palace Bonfest! takes place on the 7th Nov – an all-day and night fire-lit, Thames-hemmed, gunpowder, music, dance, food and drink feast in London’s most private and palatial residence. Music will be provided by Hackney Colliery Band, Spiro, Mamane Barka, City Shanty Band, Firefly, Keith Kendricks & Sylvia Needham, Belles Of London City, Kidnap Alice, The Perunika Trio and more. www.themagpiesnest.co.uk


Womad Las Palmas De Gran Canarias 2010 runs from 11th – 14th November. www.womad.org


The London Jazz Festival in association with BBC Radio 3 (12th – 21st Nov) features Hugh Masekela & The Mahotella Queens, Paulo Conte, Paco De Lucía, Manu Katché, Harlem Gospel Choir, Vincent Segal & Ballaké Sissoko, Ibrahim Electric, Gilad Atzmon, The Creole Choir Of Cuba, Chucho Valdés, Harold Lopez-Nussa & Ramon Valle and AfroCubism. www.londonjazzfestival.org.uk


The third Australian World


Music Expo takes place in Melbourne, Australia from 18th – 21st November, with four days of the finest traditional and contemporary indigenous, roots and world music from Australia, Asia, the Pacific and beyond. www.awme.com.au


The Folk Industry &


Association Of Festival Organisers Conference runs from 19th – 21st November at Eastwood Hall Conference Centre, Nottingham. As well as live music showcases, it stages a number of forums, panels and discussions relating to our industry. Tel: 01629 827014; www.folkarts-england.org


Donovan, Sandi Thom,


Kate Rusby, Acoustic Strawbs, Oysterband, John Renbourn & Jacqui McShee and The Legends Of Folk Rock (members of


Dub Colossus – only UK date


Fairport, Steeleye, Jethro Tull, Lindisfarne, Magna Carta and The Albion Band) all appear at The Great British Folk Festival from 3rd – 6th December at Butlins, Skegness. Tel: 0845 070 4735; www.bigweekends.com/froots


Haddenham Folk Festival (4th Dec) has a guest list including Oysterband, Brian Peters, Sara Grey, Kieron Means & Ben Paley, The Big Caper, Hugh Rippon. Box office: 01296 415333; www.haddenhamceilidhs.co.uk


Feast Of Folk runs at Kings


Place, York Way, London N1 from 9th – 11th December with June Tabor (with Huw Warren, Andy Cutting, Tim Harries and Mark Emerson), Alistair Anderson’s Steel Skies, Kevin Burke, Máire Ni Chathasaigh & Chris Newman. Tel. 0844 254 0321 or www.kingsplace.co.uk


GIGS A selection of artists featured


on this issue’s Looking For A New England 2: The Other Traditions compilation appear at London’s Cecil Sharp House on 6th November. These include: Adriano Adewale, Khyam Allami, Andrew Cronshaw & Tigran Aleksanyan, Mor Karbasi, The Krar Collective and The London Bulgarian Choir. Other events coming up at Cecil Sharp House include Shirley Collins’ A Most Sunshiny Day with Alasdair Roberts & Trembling Bells (30th Oct); The Owl Service, Nancy Wallace, Jason Steel and The Straw Bear Band (3rd Nov); The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain (11th); 9Bach (25th); Voices At The Door (9th Dec), as well as regular Folk Rising showcases and Folk Idol – The Beard Factor (4th December). Tel: 020 7485 2206; www.efdss.org


Zuzana Novak and Olivia


Chaney appear at another of our bi-monthly fRoots nights at The Green Note, Parkway, London NW1 on 14th November. Also appearing during Nov/Dec are Diabel Cissokho & Ramon Goose, Robin Williamson, Cara Luft, Carmen Souza, Tatcho Drom, The Pines, Kimmie


Rhodes, Alejandro Toledo & The Magic Tombolinos. Tel: 020 7485 9899; www.greennote.co.uk


A 10-piece Dub Colossus will do their only UK gig of 2010 at the Bloomsbury Ballroom, Victoria House, 37-63 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1 on 10th November. www.bloomsburyballroom.co.uk


Coming soon to The Sage


Gateshead are Christy Moore with Declan Sinnott, Salsa Celtica, Hugh Masekela & The Mahatolla Queens, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Aly Bain, Ale Moller & Bruce Molsky, Tom Paxton, Kate Rusby, Runrig, Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band: Carols & Capers, Richard Thompson Band. The Sage Gateshead celebrates its 5th Birthday this year with Kathryn Tickell amongst others from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th December. Tel: 0191 443 4661; www.thesagegateshead.org


Pull Up The Roots London gigs include dates at The Slaughtered Lamb with The Shee, O’Hooley & Tidow and Chris Wood and Union Chapel gigs with Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy with The Gift Band, Drever McCusker Woomble with Heidi Talbot & Boo Hewerdine, Lau, Nuala Kennedy and Jackie Leven. www.wegottickets.com/ electroacousticclub


Highlights of London’s Southbank Centre programming include Charlie Barber: Afrodisiac featuring Seckou Keita (kora) and Chartwell Dutiro (mbira) (Purcell Room, 25th Oct); An Evening With Roop Kumar Rathod accompanied by Sunali Rathod (Royal Festival Hall, 29th); Christy Moore (RFH, 5th & 6th Nov); Kate Rusby Christmas Kate (RFH, 8th Dec). Southbank Centre Ticket Office: 0844 847 9910; www.southbankcentre.co.uk


Islington Folk Club has future dates from Coombs, Locke & Puckett, Reuben’s Train, The Possum Lickers, Karin Wallin, Mat Green & Andy Turner, Davis, Locker & Winquist, The Occasional String Band, Tom McConville & David Newey, Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston and more. www.islingtonfolkclub.co.uk


Shrewsbury Folk Festival has programmed monthly folk events at the Hive in Shrewsbury with


Hindi Zahra: Scala


the Kris Drever Trio (with John McCusker & Donald Shaw) (21st Nov) and Bella Hardy Christmas Tour (12th Dec). Tickets: 01743 234970.


Coming soon to The Brindley,


Runcorn are Dave Swarbrick, Hot Club Of Cowtown, Malinky and Peggy Seeger. Box office: 0151 970 8360. www.thebrindley.org.uk


Gigs for November at Centre


Stage in Bournemouth include hot new Celtic outfit KAN, Martin Simpson Trio, Helen Watson and Kerfuffle. Tickets: 01202 707498; www.bournemouthfolkclub.com


Mavis Staples will play


London’s Jazz Café on Wednesday 17th November. Tickets will be priced at £25 and are available via www.seetickets.com


The Unthanks explore and perform the music of Robert Wyatt and Antony & The Johnsons at The Union Chapel, London N1 on 8th and 9th December. www.the-unthanks.com; www.ticketweb.co.uk


Also at the Union Chapel:


Carolina Chocolate Drops (8th Nov); Mary Gauthier (11th) and Chris Wood’s Handmade Life on 2nd Dec with Rachael McShane. www.unionchapel.org.uk


Hindi Zahra supports her


debut album Handmade with a date at the Scala, London N1 (4th Nov). Cheikh Lo appears there on the 10th. Tel: 08444 771000; www.ticketweb.co.uk


Just Roy Bailey is an intimate solo gig with Roy at Sheffield Memorial Hall on 31st October. Tel: 01142 789789; www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk


Nettlebed Folk Song Club


sees dates from Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy with The Gift Band, Peter Knight & Kevin Dempsey, KAN, The Kathryn Tickell Band, Who Stole Christmas? – a seasonal show with Mick Ryan, Paul Downes, Jim Causley, Tom Leary, Hugh & Sophie Crabtree and Dave Hill, Geordie’s Winter Almanac with Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies, St Agnes Fountain and Belshazzar’s Feast. 01628 636620; www.nettlebedfolkclub.co.uk


Llantrisant Folk Club meets weekly every Wednesday at The Windsor Hotel, Llantrisant Road,


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