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(11th); The Brook, Southampton (13th); Happy Heart Cafe, Solihull (14th); Norwegian Church, Cardiff (15th); Chapel Arts Centre, Bath (16th); Back Room Cottingham, Hull (17th); The Venture Theatre, Ashby De La Zouch (18th); Jam Factory, Oxford (19th); The Musician, Leicester (20th); Mill Arts Centre, Banbury (22nd).

Dana & Susan Robinson’s

The Angel’s Share UK tour part 2 takes in Ely Folk Club (15th Nov); Black Swan Folk Club, York (16th); The Old Court Room, Manor House, Sedgefield (17th); House Concert, Newcastle (18th); Stirling Folk Club (20th); Edinburgh Folk Club (22nd); Rothbury Roots (23rd); Sheep Dip Sessions, Princethorpe (24th); Shammick Acoustic Music Club, Combe Martin (25th); Zion Community Space, Bristol (28th); Faversham Folk Club (29th) full details

Megson have November dates at The Hawth, Crawley (9th Nov); St John On Bethnal Green, London (10th); Woodmancote Village Hall, Cheltenham (11th); Firbeck Village Hall, Rotherham (17th); Imperial Rooms, Matlock (18th); Colchester Arts Centre (20th); The Sun Hotel, Hitchin (26th).

The Urban Folk Quartet have dates at The Stables, Stockwell Lane, Wavendon (19th Oct); Unit 23, Ford Road, Totnes, Devon (2nd Nov); Atkinson Centre, Lord Street, Southport, Sefton (10th); The Hippodrome, Harbour Road, Eyemouth (15th); The Cumberland Arms, James Place Street, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne (16th); The Goose Nest, Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry (18th); The Old Queen's Head, Essex Road, London N1 (22nd); Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek (23rd); Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove (24th); Stop Cafe Bar, Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, The Music Hall, The Square (25th).

Alasdair Roberts plays solo

at Regather Works, Sheffield (22nd Nov); The Eagle, Manchester 23rd); The Goose Is Out!, London (24th); The Hug & Pint, Glasgow (25th); The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen (26th); Leith Folk Club, Edinburgh (28th); Clarks Dundee (30th).

Urban Folk Quartet Fil Campbell & Tom

McFarland play at The Lodge, Dublin Rd, Castlewellan, Co.Down (4th Nov); DC Music Club, 20 Camden Row, Dublin (12th); Cutty Wren Folk Club, Redcar (21st); Topic Folk Club, Glyde House, Glydegate, Bradford (23rd); Cramlington Folk Club, The Clef & Cask, Dewley Cramlington (28th); Denholm Folk Club, The Auld Cross Keys Hotel, Denholm, Hawick (30th).

John Kirkpatrick plays at Mayflower Folk Club, Cambridge (8th Nov); Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Totton (11th); Salisbury Arts Centre (25th).

Will Varley has tour dates at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (15th Nov); Rescue Rooms, Nottingham (16th); La Belle Angele, Edinburgh (17th); Club Academy, Manchester (18th); O2 Institute 3, Birmingham (21st); Trinity Centre, Bristol (22nd); The Globe, Cardiff (23rd); 1865, Southampton (24th); O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London (25th).

The Foxglove Trio play at

Wakefield Cathedral (21st Oct); South Shields Folk Club, Tyne and Wear (22nd); Y Parlwr, Splott Old Library, Cardiff (27th); Dunton Folk, Bedfordshire (28th); Hitchin Folk Club (5th Nov); Maidenhead Folk Club (16th).

James Keelaghan has dates at Stirling Folk Club (23rd Oct); Irvine Folk Club (25th); Falkirk Folk Club, Tolbooth Tavern (26th); Montrose Folk Club, Links Hotel (27th); Milngavie Folk Club (28th); Glenfarg Folk Club (30th); Balerno Folk Club (31st); Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun (1st Nov); Cuffern Manor Roch, Haverfordwest (2nd); Reading Folk Club (5th); Dartford Folk Club, Working Men's Club (7th); Edinburgh Folk Club, Summerhall (8th); Black Swan Folk Club, York (9th); Folk on the Moor The Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge (12th).

Ewan McLennan plays at Percy Park RFC, North Shields (9th Nov); House Concert, Edinburgh (10th); The Schoolhouse, Eskdalemuir (11th); Loch Arthur Community, Beeswing (12th); Hebden Bridge Trades Club (16th); Whitby Rifle Club (17th); Bolton Socialist Club (18th); Cellb, Blaenau Ffestiniog (19th); Floodgate Ale House, Stafford

(20th); Prince Albert, Stroud (26th); Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham (30th).

London Klezmer Quartet play at Hampstead, London (8th Nov); Manor Farm, Ardley, Oxfordshire (9th); Benslow Music, Hitchin (11th).

Iona Fyfe has dates at Star Folk Club, Glasgow (31st Oct); Aberdeen Folk Club (8th Nov); Folk At The Salmon Bothy (9th); Hootananny Inverness (10th); Hamish Matters Festival (11th); Strathaven Folk Club (17th); Milngavie Folk Club (supporting Martin Carthy) (18th); The Burns Club of London (with Koshka Duff/Carol Anderson) (20th).

Lisbee Stainton plays dates at Louisiana, Bristol (1st Nov); John Peel Centre, Stowmarket (4th); The Live Rooms, Chester (5th); The Slaughtered Lamb, London (6th); Talking Heads, Southampton (7th).

Faith i Branko play an Artsreach tour in Dorset with dates at Buckland Newton Village Hall (16th Nov); Langton Matravers Village Hall (17th); Chetnole Village Hall (18th); Ashmore Village Hall (19th).


The Magnetic North East Annual Concert feauring Kathryn Tickell & Superfolkus, Martin Longstaff, Baltic Crossing and Star & Shadow Rapper takes place at Sage Gateshead on 10th November. Also coming up at the Sage: Lankum, The Young'uns, Martin Simpson, Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings, Lau and Cara Dillon. Tel: 0191 443 4661;

Amadou & Mariam play at

Troxy, London E1 on 4th November.

The forthcoming SOAS

Concert Series 2017/18 in London includes dates with Amrit Kaur Lohia, David Trasoff & Prabhu Edoard, Simo Lagnawi, She'koyokh, Huseyin Kaplan & Dursun Can Cakin, Haymanot Tesfa, Piers Faccini, Kadialy

Faith i Branko

Kouyaté and Basque Luar.

Shantel & Bocovina Club

Orkestra plays at Rich Mix, London on 30th November.

Folk You! in Mallorca sees two November dates with The Furrow Collective at Centre Cultura Sa Nostra, Palma (10th Nov) and Sa Congregació, Sa Pobla (11th) and Martin Simpson & Andy Cutting and Folk Souvenir at Teatre Principal, Palma on 22nd Nov.

The Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith, Blacks Road, W6 is re-opening after a major re- development with forthcoming highlights including Paddy Keenan, Andy Irvine and Arty McGlynn & Nollaig Casey. Tel: 020 85638232;

Whitchurch Folk Club in Hampshire re-opens after a near three-decade hiatus with dates at two venues (Whitchurch Parish Hall and Gill Nethercott Centre) including Faustus, John Spiers, Jackie Oates & Bampton Morris, Jack Rutter, Michael Duffy, Belshazzar's Feast, Lucy Farrell, Jon Wilks, Eliza & Martin Carthy, Alasdair Roberts, Martin Simpson.

The Guildford Institute,

Ward Street has forthcoming dates with Hughie Jones, Niamh Parsons, Methera, Alice Jones and The Mellstock Band. Tel: 01483 871443;

Coming soon to St George's

Bristol: Hot Club Of Cowtown, Lucy Rose, Cardboard Fox, The Carrivick Sisters, Oysterband, Steeleye Span, Molsky Mountain Drifters and Lau.

London’s Kings Place has November dates with Trio Dhoore, Blazin’ Fiddles, Raga Garage & Trilok Gurtu, Peni Candra Rini and Talisk. Tel: 0207 520 1490;

Howard Assembly Rooms,

Leeds has forthcoming dates with Taksim Trio & Dorantes: Mediterranean Gypsies, Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita: Transparent Water, Lau, Oana Cǎtǎlina Chiţu and more. Tel: 0844 848 2727;

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