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Garden Party, Kent (11th August); Allen Valleys Folk Festival, Northumberland (29th September); Folk At The Froize, Suffolk (30th).


Calan have summer dates at Llangollen International Eisteddfod (5th July); Folk At The Hall, Trelawnyd (6th); St David’s Hall, Cardiff (23rd); The Atkinson, Southport (8th September); Worthing Theatre (15th).


Catch Narthen at Sidmouth


Folk Week (4th Aug); Broadstairs Folk Week (11th); Swanage Folk Festival (8th Sept); Topsham Folk Club (9th).


Mary Ann Kennedy plays at Skye Festival (31st July); Bunessan Hall, Isle of Mull (1st August); An Tobar, Isle of Mull (2nd); FolkEast, Woodbridge (17th); CatStrand, New Galloway (7th September); The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen (19th); Eden Court, Inverness (27th).


Laura Cortese & The Dance


Cards return to these shores for dates including Llangollen Town Hall (20th July ); Pennar Hall, Pembroke Dock (21st); Underneath The Stars Festival, Barnsley (22nd); Green Note, London (24th); The Boathouse, Farncombe (25th); The Greystones, Sheffield (26th); Tolbooth, Stirling (27th); Eastgate Theatre, Peebles (28th); Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine (29th); Mareel, Lerwick (31st); Whitstable Sessions, Kent (5th August); Square & Compass, Worth Matravers (7th and 8th); Memorial Hall, Reeth (10th), Jumpin’ Hot Cantina, Acklington (11th); Kitchen Garden Café, Kings Heath, Birmingham (12th).


Will Finn & Rosie Calvert


(half of The Teacups) tour their new album Beneath This Place with dates at Dreamers Folk, Cornwall (1st July); Readifolk, Reading (8th); The Bridge Folk Club, Newcastle (16th); Pound Arts, Wiltshire (27th); Farnham Maltings, Surrey (17th August).


North Carolina-based mountain music band, Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters return for UK dates that include Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival (24th and 25th August); Raheen Country House, Clonmel (23rd); The Studio, Hawth Theatre, Crawley (29th); Selby Town Hall (31st); Whitstable Sessions, Kent (1st September); Green Note, London (2nd); Woodend Gallery,


Scarborough (4th); Tumbleweed @ Seven Arts, Leeds (5th); The Greystones, Sheffield (6th); Live Room, Saltaire (7th); Ropewalk, Barton Upon Humber (8th); Jumpin’ Hot Club, Newcastle (9th), Blue Lamp, Aberdeen (12th); Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy (13th); Town Hall, Dalry (14th); Town Hall, Kirton In Lindsey (15th); The Forge, Anvil Arts, Basingstoke (16th).


The Drystones appear at Radford Folk Festival, Timsbury (7th July); The Witham, Barnard Castle (12th); Hauser & Wirth, Bruton (14th); Folk By The Oak, Hatfield (15th); Boondocks Festival, Malmesbury (20th); Godney Gathering, Glastonbury (21st); Collett Park Cafe, Shepton Mallet (29th); Swanage Folk Festival, Swanage (9th Sept).


Scandinavian/British duo Daniel & Emma Reid have dates in the UK at New Room, Bristol (12th July) and The Globe, Leicester (14th).


Klezmer-ish have dates at Princes Road Synagogue, Liverpool (17th June); The Crooked Billet, Henley-on-Thames (27th); The Arts Depot, London (28th); Bridport Arts Centre (29th); ACE Space, Newbury (30th); Old Chapel, Alfriston, Sussex (1st July); Bakewell Town Hall (15th) Sept).


The Hot Seats have UK dates at The Beer & Bluegrass Festival, Poole (26th – 28th July); The Atkinson, Southport (1st August); Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan (2nd); Tin Hut, Gartly (3rd); CatStrand Arts Centre, New Galloway (4th); St Cuthbert’s, Seahouses (5th); Fringe By The Sea, North Berwick (7th); Art Shop & Chapel, Abergavenny (8th); Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy (9th); Roots @ RAFA, St Davids (10th); Square & Compass, Worth Matravers (11th).


Dodo Street Band plays at Ucheldre Centre, Anglesey (6th July); Medina Theatre, Isle of Wight (13th); Fishguard


International Music Festival (25th); The Forum, Chester (27th); Edinburgh Fringe (18th August).


Rab Noakes launches his new


album Welcome to Anniversaryville at the Lochgelly Centre, Fife (29th August) with additional dates with Jill Jackson as part of the Edinburgh Fringe at AMC (12th August) and solo (20th).


The Chinese National Traditional Orchestra’s Mi Guangbin GIGS The China National


Traditional Orchestra comes to the UK for the first time for a London show, Xuanzang’s Pilgrimage, at Sadler’s Wells (20th – 22nd July). sadlerswells.com


The Afro-Cuban All Stars


appear at London’s Barbican Hall on 15th July 2018. barbican.org.uk


Asian Music Circuit present Music Of The Three Worlds featuring the divine, human and natural worlds with a number of London events in June and July, including Tajjalan (Manorama Prasad, Sunanda Sharma & Babar Latif) at Cadogan Hall (29th June) and at The Cockpit (1st July); Rajan/Sajan Misra, Sanju Sahai & Sumit Mishra at Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall (1st July); Exhibition, Asia House (and Symposium on 3rd) (3rd – 8th July); Sufiana (Iqbal Ahmed, Babar Latif, Mohammed Saleem, Hasan Chishti & Party QawalI) at The Bhavan (4th); Bauls and Tashi Lhunpo Buddhist Monks at Watermans Arts Centre (5th). amc.org.uk


Burnett’s Hill Chapel in


Martletwy, Pembrokeshire has future dates with Midnight Skyracer, Vera Van Heeringen, Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys, The Hot Seats, Corn Potato String Band, Magna Carta Acoustic, Rob Harbron & Emma Reid and more. burnettshill.co.uk


Cecil Sharp House, Regent’s


Park Road, London NW1 has forthcoming dates with The East Pointers, Jon Boden’s Big Folky Sing, Massive Violins, Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys, Judy Collins, The Fitzgeralds and more. cecilsharphouse.org


Lewes Saturday Folk Club workshops and concerts coming up at the Elephant & Castle, White Hill include guests Martin Carthy, Paul Hutchinson, Paul Sartin and Ian Hayden.


lewessaturdayfolkclub.org As part of the Great


Exhibition Of The North 2018 in Newcastle, Opera North presents Martin Green’s new sound walk Aeons. A sonic experience along


Hadrian’s Wall Path, featuring Becky Unthank, Dominic Aitchison (Mogwai), the Chorus & Orchestra Of Opera North, and field recordings made along the river. operanorth.co.uk


Upcoming gigs at Caryford Community Hall, Maggs Lane, Castle Cary, Somerset include Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage, Claude Bourbon, Hillfolk Noir, Winter Wilson and Roving Crows. caryfordhall.co.uk


The Turbans, featured this


issue, play at the Jazz Cafe, 5 Parkway, London, NW1 7PG on 22nd Aug. thejazzcafelondon.com


James Yorkston curates eclectic live music showcase series Tae Sup Wi’ A Fifer, returning to the Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy, on 14th July, featuring Carl Stone, The Pictish Trail, and Thomas McCarthy. taesup.co.uk


Nest Collective announces its


summer Campfire Club programme in various green spaces across London. Artists include Chris Wood, Ewan McLennan, Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards, London Bulgarian Choir, Harbottle & Jonas, Abatwa (The Pygmy), Koral Society, The Young’uns, Cath & Phil Tyler, Marisa Jack & Davy, Kaia Kater, William Crighton, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Felix MB, Fellow Pynins, Jack & The Arrows, Akervinda, Night, Gasper Nali, Ellie Ford, London Contemporary Voices, Alabaster dePlume, Luna Silva, Curly Strings, Fran & Flora, She’Koyokh, Farafi, Alasdair Roberts, Counter’s Creek, Jim Causley, Saskia Maxwell, The Hut People, Danny Pedler & Rosie Butler-Hall, Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow, Jake Morley. thenestcollective.co.uk


The Live Room, Saltaire have future dates with Doug MacLeod, Damien O’Kane & Ron Block, Hamilton Loomis, Amanda Platt & The Honeycutters and Mean Mary. theliveroom.info


The Black Swan Folk Club, Peasholme Green, York run a full weekly programme right through the summer months, with guests including Vikki Clayton, Pete Morton, Karin Grandal-Park & Karl Robins, Edwina Hayes, The Heathen Kings, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, Billy Mitchell and


Kronos Quartet & Trio Da Kali receive their 2017 fRoots Critics Poll Album Award, with producers Nick Gold (left) and Lucy Duran (right)


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