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The Askew Sisters. There are also monthly Singers’ Nights and an exchange visit by performers from the Crookes Folk Club in Sheffield.


blackswanfolkclub.org.uk Forthcoming Folk On Monday


dates in London include dates at The Slaughtered Lamb with Rachel Newton, Trad Attack, Old Blind Dogs, Pons Aelius, Emily Maguire, Fara, Saltfishforty. At The Green Note: Molly Evans, Brown Boots!, Anna MacDonald, Ange Hardy, Eabhal, The Georgia Lewis Trio, The Norfolk Broads, Lucy Ward, Intarsia, Tom Moore & Archie Churchill-Moss. At Heath Street Baptist Church: TEYR and The Twisted Twenty. folkonmonday.co.uk


Whitstable Sessions present a summer programme including Midnight Skyracer, Vera van Heeringen Trio, Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards,and Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters.


whitstablesessions.co.uk Coming to Bristol’s


Downend Folk Club are Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage, and Jim Causley. downendfolkclub.co.uk


Folk House, 40A Park Street,


Bristol, BS1 5JG sees summer dates with Jacob & Drinkwater, Sam Carter, and Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith. bristolfolkhouse.co.uk/live-music


The Ukulele & Other


Machines host upcoming gigs at the Oval Tavern, Croydon: Benji Kirkpatrick & The Excess, and Attila The Stockbroker’s Barnstormer 1649. wegottickets.com/theukulele


Wemsfest hosts a concert


series in Hampshire featuring future artists Yves Lambert Trio, Vikki Clayton, Djabel Cissoko, Dave Kelly & Maggie Bell, Fara, Oysterband, The Strawbs and Jacqui McShee’s Pentangle. wemsfest.com


Folk and hip hop dance


company Breaking Tradition present Quest for 7 – 12-year-olds at Anvil Arts in Basingstoke featuring The Demon Barbers, on 22nd Sept. anvilarts.org.uk


Coming up at Nettlebed Folk


Club, nr Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, are Heidi Talbot & John McCusker, Dougie Maclean, Eliza Carthy & David


Liam O’Flynn, left, in Planxty in 1972


Delarre, Folk On The Rocks, Fara, Michael McGoldrick Trio, Daphe’s Flight, The Phil Beer Band, Chris Leslie and Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman. nettlebedfolkclub.co.uk


Kings Place in London has future gigs with Heidi Talbot & John McCusker, Damien O’Kane & Ron Block, Leveret, Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith, Daphne’s Flight, The Rheingans Sisters and Blue Rose Code. kingsplace.co.uk


MISC.


We were sad to hear of the deaths of the founder of Trikont Records, Achim Bergmann, on 1st March, aged 74; of Ted Poole, who with his wife Ivy co-founded Swindon Folksingers Club, on 6th March at the age of 92; of Indian qawwali vocalist Pyarelal Wadali on 9th March, aged 75; of uilleann piper Liam O’Flynn of Planxty, on 14th March, aged 72; of Punjabi popular vocalist and folksinger Karamjit Singh Dhuri, on 18th March, aged 80; of Bulgarian folk music collector Nikolai Yankov Kaufman, on 26th March, aged 92; of Martin Cockerham of ‘70s prog folkists Spirogyra, on 4th April, aged 67; of Indian slide guitar maestro Brij Bushan Kabra, on 12th April, aged 81; of Senegalese musician and Etoile De Dakar member Habib Faye, on 25th April, aged 52; of New Orleans saxophonist Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers, on 26th April, aged 79, of Saltaire Live promoter and music enthusiast Simon Heginbotham on 27th April; and of the great Malian singer Kasse Mady Diabate, on 24th May, aged 69.


Upcoming guests on BBC


Radio 2’s Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe, Wednesdays at 7pm, include The Rheingans Sisters (27th June); Skerryvore (11th July); Saltfishforty (1st Aug); live recordings from this year's Cambridge Folk Festival (15th); Jackie Oates (22nd); Daoiri Farrell (26th Sept) and t.b.c. without a date yet: Natalie Merchant, Mera Royle (2018 Young Folk Award winner), Bridget St. John and famed producer/engineer John Wood.


The English Folk Dance and


Song Society’s Vaughan Williams Memorial Library (VWML) based at Cecil Sharp House, London is undertaking a substantial new project to index, for the first time, what folk songs are about. This important new subject index for folk songs, along with a thesaurus of keywords, will be made freely available on the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library’s website. The new tool will provide a powerful new way to explore the Library’s comprehensive online resources, alongside existing indexes and catalogues. efdss.org


James Madison Carpenter’s renowned folk collection, recorded around Britain over seventy-five years ago and stored in America ever since, has been brought to new online audiences, thanks to a project led by the University of Aberdeen’s Elphinstone Institute in partnership with the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS). The collection has been incorporated into the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library’s digital archive, already catalogued by the Elphinstone Institute. efdss.org


EATMT have announced the creation of a new free online resource of East Anglian Music. Trad Anglia Music Archive is a living archive of traditional music in East Anglia. It is a growing collection of recordings submitted by people living in the counties of Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, encompassing many different strands of traditional music – from sea shanties and unaccompanied singing to jigs, reels, hornpipes and everything in between. It is a non-profit online resource for reference and listening pleasure, as well as a survey of the types of traditional music and songs being played and sung in East Anglia right now. To submit music, email tradanglia@gmail.com. tradanglia.co.uk


Halsway Manor National Centre for Folk Arts, has received a grant of £387,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The National Lottery grant, along with £57,600 from the Country Houses Foundation and £100,000 from supporter donations will allow the charity to restore the Manor and library collection, and to deliver a creative learning programme in


Kasse Mady Diabaté


local schools and across West Somerset. halswaymanor.org.uk


Lore & The Living Archive: an exhibition of original artworks and artefacts from the Doc Rowe Archive and Collection runs at Touchstones Rochdale from 5th May – 30th June. The exhibition is the culmination of two years of research and development for three emerging artists who have been commissioned to respond to artefacts in the Doc Rowe Archive and Collection – and Doc himself as collector. Photographer Bryony Bainbridge, printmaker and poet Natalie Reid, and multimedia artist Anna FC Smith


contemplate what place traditions have in contemporary society and how they influence the communities in which they originate. docrowearchiveand collection.blogspot.co.uk


Folk On Foot is a new podcast starting in August that will let listeners eavesdrop as Matthew Bannister, one of the country’s leading broadcasters, walks alongside some of the genre’s foremost singers, songwriters and musicians in scenic and intriguing locations around the country, from Scotland to the South Downs, Devon to Derry. Season 1 guests will include Steve Knightley, The Young’uns, Eliza Carthy, Sam Lee, Karine Polwart and Cara Dillon. folkonfoot.com


Forthcoming non-fiction ‘folk


horror’ film Arcadia is a mash-up of 100 years of archive footage (from the BFI National Archive and other archives) with an original soundtrack from Portishead’s Adrian Utley and Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory. It paints a vibrant picture of how the British relate to the countryside, taking in seasonal shifts, folk customs and traditional activity, environmental issues, natural disasters, harvesting, hunting and loads more. The score also features the voice of Anne Briggs. Released by the BFI and screening in selected cinemas now, look for the DVD release on 20th August.


The list of CDs received for review that we’ve always included here has grown too big and space- gobbling now it’s three months’ worth, so it’s on our web site. Talking of which, building our shiny new fRoots web site is nearing completion. Eyes peeled!


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