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vocal genres of the South Asia – features concerts, workshops and seminars through ‘til December 2017, with November dates featuring Madhumita Ray, Rampur Sahaswan, Shobhaa Joshi, Gwalior, Ahsan Ahmed Khan and Agra at The Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street, London W1.

The GRIT Orchestra is to perform the world premiere of the orchestration of Martyn Bennett's Bothy Culture in a show at the SSE Hydro, Glasgow featuring Danny MacAskill as part of Celtic Connections 25th anniversary celebrations. Celtic Connections will run from 14th January to 4th February 2018 with 300 events featuring more than 2,000 artists from across the world in venues throughout Glasgow.


Orchestra Baobab have dates at Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford (29th Oct); Koko, London (30th); Band On The Wall, Manchester (31st).

Robert Plant tours in support of his new album, Carry Fire with his band the Space Shifters (which now includes Seth Lakeman, as well as Justin Adams and Dave Smith) with UK dates at Plymouth Pavilions (16th Nov); Colston Hall, Bristol (17th); Wolverhampton Civic (20th); Venue Cymru, Llandudno (22nd); Newcastle City Hall (24th); Liverpool Olympia (25th); SEC Armadillo, Glasgow (27th); Perth Concert Hall (28th); Manchester O2 Apollo (30th) and into December.

Jon Boden’s new abum

Afterglow is out now. He has solo dates at Pocklington Arts Centre (6th Nov); The Core, Corby Cube (7th); OPEN, Norwich (8th); Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot (9th); Connaught Theatre, Worthing (10th); Theatre Royal, Winchester (12th); Number 8, Pershore (13th); Ludlow Assembly Rooms (14th). Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings play at Sage Gateshead (17th Nov); The Leadmill, Sheffield (18th); Victoria

Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet

Hall, Settle (19th); Haverhill Arts Centre (20th); St. Mary’s In The Castle, Hastings (21st); The Scala, London (22nd); The Lighthouse, Poole (23rd); The Globe, Cardiff (24th); The Cheese & Grain, Frome (25th); Performing Arts Centre, Lincoln (26th).

Rhiannon Giddens has November dates at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London (17th Nov); Colston Hall, Bristol (18th); Town Hall, Birmingham (19th); The Stables, Milton Keynes (21st); Arts Centre, Pocklington (22nd); Bridgewater Hall, Manchester (23rd); Vicar Street, Dublin (25th); Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow (26th); Sage, Gateshead (28th).

Afro Celt Sound System play at English Folk Expo, Manchester (20th October); Musicport 2017, Whitby (21st); Picturedrome, Holmfirth (7th Nov); Sage Gateshead (8th); Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow (9th); Birmingham Town Hall (10th); Princess Pavilion, Falmouth (11th); De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill (12th); Arena, St Albans (14th); Junction, Cambridge (15th); Colchester Arts Centre (16th); Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth (17th); Hexagon, Reading (18th); Colston Hall, Bristol (19th); Barbican, London (21st); Tramshed, Cardiff (22nd); Phoenix, Exeter (23rd).

Billy Bragg’s Bridges Not

Walls tour heads to De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill (5th Nov); Islington Assembly Hall, London (6th); Junction Cambridge (8th); O2 Academy, Oxford (10th); Birmingham Town Hall (11th); The Leadmill, Sheffield (12th); Liverpool Philharmonic Hall (14th); Queen's Hall, Edinburgh (15th); Wylam Brewery, Newcastle (16th); Rock City, Nottingham (18th); Tramshed, Cardiff (19th); The Brook, Southampton (21st); Clapham Grand, London (22nd).

Trio Da Kali & Kronos

Quartet play at Musicport Festival, Whitby (21st Oct); Opera North, Leeds (22nd); St Barnabas Church, Oxford (25th); The Old Church, London (26th).

Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton returns to the British Isles for dates at Worthing Pier (9th Nov); St Marys Arts Centre, Sandwich (12th); Sugar Club, Dublin (15th &

16th); Jazz Scotland, Dundee (17th); The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen (18th); The Troubadour, London (19th); The Druidstone, Haverford West (21st); The Art Shop & Chapel, Abergavenny (22nd); Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle (23rd); Evron Centre, Filey (24th); The Roman Lakes, Marple (25th).

The Making Tracks tour by

Saz’iso – see page 33 – heads to RWCMD, Cardiff (1st Nov); Pontio, Bangor (3rd); LSO St Lukes, London (4th); The Stables, Milton Keynes (5th); Cambridge Junction (6th); NCEM York (7th); Colston Hall /The Lantern, Bristol (8th); University Of Sheffield (9th); Performing Arts Centre, Lincoln (10th); Sage Gateshead (11th).

Flemish roots from Trio

Dhoore comes to The Bower House, Maidstone (27th Oct); New Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth (28th); The Canteen, Bristol (29th); The Forge At The Anvil,

Basingstoke (1st Nov); Kings Place, London (2nd); Stamford Arts Centre (3rd); The Met, Bury (4th).

Tom Russell has forthcoming dates at The Clayton Hotel, Belfast (17th Nov); Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart (18th); Kilkenny, Ireland (19th); Whelan’s, Dublin (20th); St. David’s Hall, Cardiff (22nd); Thekla, Bristol (23rd); Lowdham Village Hall (24th); Bury Met (25th); The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (26th); Pocklington Arts Centre (28th); The Bullingdon, Oxford (29th) and into December.

Michael Messer’s Mitra appear at New Walk Museum, Leicester (23rd Oct); Newcastle Arts Centre (27th); Blue Sky Cafe, Bangor (1st Nov); Ventnor Arts Club, Ventnor IOW (3rd & 4th); Green Note, Camden, London (7th).

Edgelarks (formerly Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin) play at Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre, Taunton (18th Oct); Komedia, Bath (19th); Manchester Folk Festival, HOME, Tony Wilson Place, First Street (21st Oct); Jubilee Hall, Market Harborough (27th); The Ropewalk, Barton Upon Humber (28th); The Stables, Milton Keynes (1st Nov); Album Launch: The Sound Lounge, London SW17 (2nd); Wokingham

Melrose Quartet

Anna & Elizabeth

Concerts, All Saints Church, Wokingham (3rd); Bubble Club at The Marlowe, Canterbury (4th); Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham (7th); Applegarth Farm, Headley Road, Grayshott (8th); Anteros Arts Foundation, Norwich (9th); The Painswick Centre, Stroud (10th); Somborne Sessions, Hampshire (11th).

Last month’s cover stars Anna

& Elizabeth play at The Crypt St Johns Church, London (1st Nov); Jumpin' Hot Club, Newcastle Upon Tyne (2nd); The Vic, Menai Bridge, Anglesey (3rd); Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny (4th); Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo (5th); Róisin Dubh, Galway (6th); Bellobar, Dublin (7th); Linenhall Arts Centre Castlebar (8th).

Melrose Quartet launch their new album Dominion at Meadway Hall, Compton Dundon (17th Nov); Firth Hall, Sheffield (18th); Poppy Folk Club, Notts (19th); Nailers FC, Belper (24th); Bedworth Folk Festival (25th); The Junction, Cambridge (28th); Kings Place, London (30th); Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch (2nd Dec).

Sam Amidon plays at Union Chapel, London (26th Oct); Whelan's, Dublin (7th Nov); Cyprus Avenue, Cork (8th).

Show Of Hands head to

England’s cathedrals from October through to December with their Sanctuary Tour with Miranda Sykes and guest Kirsty Merryn. November dates incude Lincoln

Photo: © Judith Burrows

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