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London’s Cellar Upstairs at Calthorpe Arms, Gray’s Inn Road, WC1 has future dates with Andy Turner & Mat Green, John Hegley, The Askew Sisters, Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith, Archie Fisher, Harp And A Monkey, Andrew Frank & Michael Hebber, Duck Soup and more. Tel: 020 7281 7700

The Black Swan Folk Club has events at three different York venues this month. At the Black Swan Inn are Martyn Wyndham- Read, James Keelaghan. Dana & Susan Robinson and Georgia Lewis, while at the National Centre for Early Music will be Martin Simpson and Lady Maisery. Across town at the Crescent Community Venue it is Peggy Seeger & Family on her First Time Ever tour.

Guests at Islington Folk Club in the coming month include Pete Cooper & Richard Bolton, Damien Barber & Mike Wilson, Kjell-Erik Eriksson, Klezmer Klub, Mat Green & Andy Turner and Nick Pickett.

Saltaire promoters, The Live Room, have four shows at their Caroline Social Club venue in November: Harrow Fair, Martin Simpson, Lady Maisery and Chris Wood.

Nettlebed Village Club, nr.

Henley, has imminent guest nights with Heidi Talbot Trio, Chris While & Julie Matthews, Daoiri Farrell, The Elephant Sessions, Lau, Talisk and more. Tel: 01628 636620;

Lewes Saturday Folk Club workshops and concerts at the Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes in November: Niamh Parsons and Graham Dunne.

Will Pound & Eddy Jay and

Belshazzar’s Feast play at The Oval Tavern and Stanley Halls, Croydon respectively.

Coming up at The Goose Is

Out! in Nunhead, London SE15: Carol Anderson, Jim Causley, Tim Jones & The Dark Lanterns, Alasdair Roberts and more!

Coming soon to Colston Hall,

Bristol: Robert Plant, Rhiannon Giddens, Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita, Afro Celt Sound System

Boubacar Traore: new CD

and Kayhan Kalhor & Toumani Diabate. Tel: 0117 203 4040;

New season Knees Up Ceilidhs at Cecil Sharp House, Regents Park Road, London, NW1 include: Steamchicken with Jen Morgan, The Old Swan Band with Dave Hunt and The Committee Band with Nick Walden.

Otterton Mill, between Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth, has forthcoming gigs with Edwina Hayes, The Carrivick Sisters, Veronica Sbergia & Max de Bernardi, Hollie Rogers and Rodney Branigan. Tel: 01395 568521;

After a two-month summer

break Mambista returns to The Portico Gallery, Knights Hill, London SE27 with a third birthday party celebration with South London Samba plus future dates with Grupo Lokito and Soothsayers.

World Unlimited gigs at Kingskerswell Parish Church include The Drystones, Andreas Tophøj & Rune Barslund, John Smith, Tobias ben Jacob, Noble Jacks, Chris While & Julie Matthews, Folklaw, Said The Maiden, Eduardo Niebla, Jim Moray, Winter Mountain, Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi, The Lost Sound Devon Folk Choir, Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys and more.


These recently in: Andina Huayno, Carnaval & Cumbia – The Sound Of The Peruvian Andes 1968-1978 (Tiger’s Milk/Strut); Aronde Aronde (Pagans); The Emily Askew Band Alchemy (Askew Records); Assembly Lane Northbound (Assembly Lane); Jon Boden Afterglow (Hudson Records); Goran Bregovic Three Letters From Sarajevo (Wrasse); Cabit Unico Figlio (Felmay); Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino CGS (Ponderosa); Kim Carnie In Her Company/Na Cuideachd (Kim Carnie); Michael Chapman & Ehud Banai EB=MC2 (Nana Disc); Cocanha I és? (Pagans); Laura Cortese & The

Dance Cards California Calling (Compass Records); The Deadly Winters Ravynstoun (The Deadly Winters); Eoin Dillon Pondelorum (Buda Musique); Duo Macke- Bornauw It’s Baroque To My Ears (Bemol Productions); Eljuri La Lucha (Manovill Records); Tom Feldmann Dyed In The Wool (Magnolia Recording Company); Julie Fowlis Alterum (Machair Records); The Foxglove Trio Distant Havens (The Foxglove Trio); Leila Gobi 2017 (Clermont Music); Davy Graham Folk Blues & Beyond (Bread & Wine/East Central One); Davy Graham Large As Life & Twice As Natural (Bread & Wine/East Central One); Gerry Hallom Limited Edition (Gerry Hallom); Hemels Douwe Shillelagh (Cie Macke-Bornauw); Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin Edgelarks (Dragonfly Roots); Bob Hillary Simplify (Bob Hillary); Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton Wildflower Blues (Cinquefoil Records); I Fratelli Tarzanelli Vivat Vivere (Appel Rekords); Jigfoot Kindling (Jigfoot); Kacy & Clayton The Siren’s Song (New West Records); Goran Kajfes Subtropic Arkestra (Headspin Recordings); Klezmeyers Moravica (GLM Music); Peter Knight’s Gigspanner The Wife Of Urban Law (Peter Knight’s Gigspanner); Jon Langford Four Lost Souls (Bloodshot); Lankum Between The Earth & Sky (Rough Trade); Anders Lilleba Departure (Just For The Records); Lulendo Mwinda (Buda Records); Lauren MacColl The Seer (Feis Rois Commission); Betsayda Machado & Parranda El Clavo Loé Loa (Rural Recordings Under The Mango Tree); Melrose Quartet Dominion (Melrose Quartet); Namvula Quiet Revolutions (NMR Records); Calum Stewart Tales From The North (Earlywood Music); MacQuarrie & Toms Granite (MacQuarrie & Toms); Magpie Lane Three Quarter Time (Magpie Lane); Thierry Massoubré Behind The Strings (Acoustic Music); Joe Newberry & April Verch Going Home (Slab Town Records); Night Tree Night Tree (Night Tree); O’Hooley & Tidow WinterFolk (No Masters); Orchestre Les Mangelepa Last Band Standing (Strut); Phønix featuring SangKa Groovy Guzheng (Go’ Danish); Pilgrim’s Way Stand & Deliver (Talking Cat

Tom Paley

Records); Sam Brothers Farewell To My Old Days (White Man Records); Mista Savona Havana Meets Kingston (Baco Records); Guy Schalom Ten (Ethnomusic Records); The Screaming Orphans Taproom (Tir Chonaill Music); Sebastian & Mathaeus Ind-/Udgang (Go’ Danish Folk Music); Laura Smyth & Ted Kemp The Poacher’s Fate (Broken Token); Jally Kebba Susso Banjul/London (Jally Kebba Susso); Simon Taylor Now Then (Simon Taylor); Richard Thompson Acoustic Rarities (Beeswing); Matt Tighe Matt Tighe (Greentrax); TootArd Laissez Passer (Glitterbeat); Boubacar Traoré Dounia Tabolo (Lusafrica); Tre Martelli 40 gir 1977 – 2017 (Felmay); Trio Larsson Mayr Magnolia (Nordic Tradition); Karen Tweed & Tom McElvogue Luckpenny (Karen Tweed & Tom McElvogue); Various Down Home Blues Chicago: Fine Boogie (Wienerworld); Various Mr Bongo Records Club Volume Two (Mr Bongo); Various The Original Sound Of Burkina Faso (Mr Bongo); Various The Rough Guide To Holy Blues (World Music Network); Various The Rough Guide To The Music Of West Africa (World Music Network); Various Take What You Need: UK Covers Of Bob Dylan Songs 1964-69 (Ace); Wör Sssht (Appel Rekords).


We are sad to report the deaths of Hindustani sarangi maestro Dhruba Ghosh on 10th July, aged 59; leading Finnish kantele player, researcher, recordist and teacher Matti Kontio in September aged 69; film maker (notably Festival) Murray Lerner on 2nd September, aged 90; of record distributer (and one time Vipers roadie) John Jack of Cadillac Music, on 7th Sept aged 84, and on the day we went to press, 30th Sept, of the legendary old time musician Tom Paley, aged 89.

Congratulations to the latest English Folk Dance and Song Society Gold Badge recipients: Johnny Adams, Nicolas Broadbridge, Dave & Maggie Hunt and The Wilson Family.

Photo: © Judith Burrows

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