Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Fisherman's Friends return!

Cornish shanty supergroup The Fisherman's Friends return with a new single release - their first activity since the tragic accident which devastated the group in February. 

The song, Mary Anne, which was recorded shortly before the accident, features Trevor Grills on lead vocals. Trevor was killed along with the band's tour manager Paul McMullen when a metal door fell on the men as they prepared for a show at a theatre in Guildford.

A new album is also set to be released in August.

The Friends posted the above video to YouTube today, and wrote on their Facebook page:
"Thank you all for your patience and understanding. We now feel able to give you some positive news: Today we release the track "Mary Anne" with Trevor singing lead vocal, which was recorded shortly before his tragic death.  
Meanwhile you can pre-order the new album "One and All" on Amazon: http://ow.ly/mmbV1 "
Welcome back, Friends!

John Martyn Retrospective Box Set

John Martyn fans - start your piggy banks! 

It has been announced that a lavish box set of 17 CDs – including studio albums, a rare live album, unreleased material and a book, plus a DVD – all covering Martyn's classic years with Island Records, is scheduled for release in September. 

It's a massive, impressive release that all fans of the late, much missed musical powerhouse will want to own. The only downside is that it comes with an equally massive and impressive price tag.

The Island Years, which will be strictly limited (whatever that means), is the most exhaustive career retrospective from one of Britain’s most original and enduring singer/songwriters.

Housed in an LP size hard-back slip case, this lavish box set contains 18 Discs including:
  • 17 CDs featuring John Martyn’s 12 key studio albums, recorded for Island between 1967 and 1987, including the two John and Beverley Martyn albums from 1970, plus Martyn’s original mail-order only album Live At Leeds. These discs include previously unreleased Out-Takes, unheard songs and 2 complete, previously unreleased live solo concerts from 1972 and 1977 and the complete demos for The Apprentice, the last album Martyn delivered to Island.
  • 1 DVD containing rare television performances from the Old Grey Whistle Test, Sight and Sound – In Concert, A Little Night Music and first time on DVD for the VHS release, Foundations.
  • A hard-back book featuring a new essay by The Island Years compiler and researcher John Hillarby plus rare and previously unseen photographs and extensive memorabilia.

There is a strong selection of previously unreleased alternative takes from Martyn’s career defining 70s albums Stormbringer, The Road To Ruin, Bless The Weather, Solid Air, Inside Out, Sunday’s Child and One World; plus there are extensive outtakes and a number of unreleased songs from Martyn’s 80’s Island releases: Grace And Danger, Sapphire and Piece By Piece.

The original demos of the 1987 album The Apprentice feature the unheard song ‘Lifeline’. Another of the unheard songs, from the Grace And Danger sessions, is a cover of ‘Hi-Heel Sneakers’ by Tommy Tucker which was the first record that John ever bought. There is also an unreleased instrumental from these sessions and a further unreleased song, ‘Love In Your Life’ from Sapphire.

In total, the box set includes five complete discs of previously unreleased or first time on CD recordings and the equivalent of a further three discs of rare, live and unreleased studio
material spread across the 17 discs.

Previously released outtakes and recordings have been excluded in favour of never heard before material.

There are also two complete, superbly recorded, previously unavailable solo acoustic concerts. The first of these was recorded at The Hanging Lamp, Richmond, in May 1972; the second was recorded at The Town Hall, Sydney, Australia in August 1977 where John shared the bill with Bert Jansch.

Among the other live recordings, the box set will include the original Live at Leeds from 1975, Martyn’s Rock Goes To College performance at Stirling University in March 1981 and his Glastonbury performance from June 1986, both recorded for the BBC.

Among the BBC studio sessions, two previously unreleased tracks from John and Beverley Martyn from 1970 have been found, ‘Traffic Light Lady’ and ‘The Road to Ruin’.

The final disc includes over three hours of live footage. This includes John’s appearances on The Old Grey Whistle Test in 1973, 1978 and 1981, Sight And Sound In Concert, 1977 and a particularly stunning performance for BBC Bristol’s A Little Night Music in 1981. Plus, an expanded version of the Foundations VHS was recorded at London’s Town & Country Club in 1986.

So, how much? It's £169.99. Will sir take one or two..? Sir? Sir! Quick, someone call an ambulance - I think he's fainted.....

Monday, 24 June 2013

Monkey Magic

Fab folkie trio (and sometimes more-o) 3 DAFT MONKEYS are back on the road for festivals in the summer and they have a new album ready for launch and a string of UK dates in the autumn.
Hey hey, it's the 3 Daft Monkeys
The band writes: "We’ve been in the studio this week putting the finishing touches to our brand new album ‘Of Stones & Bones’ which is going to be coming out this Autumn. It’s sounding fantastic, and we can’t wait for you to hear it. We’ll let you know the release date and how you can pre-order it very soon. And we’re also delighted to announce a UK tour which goes on sale this week [dates below]."

The Dafts have been at the Rock Oyster Festival and the 3 Wishes Faery Festival, both
 in Cornwall, and will be playing two gigs at Glastonbury.
"And if that wasn't enough, on Saturday 29th we’re straight up to the Yorkshire Dales to play a set with the Levellers on Saturday night at Grassington Festival . What a night that’s going to be!
"We’ll be joined on stage at all the gigs this summer and on the UK tour by our fabulous percussionist Mr Richie Mulryne, for extra dance-ability. Can’t wait to see you all to play you some of our new songs!"
Sat 20 Folk Am Nectar Festival Germany
Sun 11 Lakefest Nr Tewkesbury
Sun 25 Watchet Festival West Somerset
Fri 27 Something Else In The Dean Newnham, Gloucs
Sat 28 St Ives Fringe Festival Cornwall
Sat 19 Bad Wimpfen, Germany - Supporting Levellers


Wed 09 OXFORD The Bullingdon
Thu 10 YORK Fibbers
Fri 11 NOTTINGHAM The Maze
Sat 12 NEWCASTLE Think Tank
Tues 15 CARDIFF The Globe
Wed 16 GUILDFORD The Boileroom
Wed 06 SOUTHAMPTON Talking Heads
Thu 07 MANCHESTER Band on The Wall
Fri 08 YEOVIL Quicksilver
Sat 09 GLOUCESTER Guildhall
Sun 10 TOTNES South Devon Arts Centre
Tue 12 WINCHESTER The Railway
Wed 13 LONDON The Half Moon Putney
Thu 14 BRIGHTON Komedia Studio
Fri 15 SHEFFIELD Greystones
Sat 16 HERTFORD Corn Exchange
Sun 17 BRISTOL Louisiana
Thu 28 BIRMINGHAM Hare & Hounds
Fri 29 HEBDEN BRIDGE Trades Club
Sat 30 FALMOUTH Princess Pavilion


Monday, 17 June 2013

Zeptepi head for Blighty

FolkCast's favourite folk-rockers from Australia are coming to the UK in August and September and will be playing live. Click the photos below to see larger versions, and visit Zeptepi's website at: www.zeptepi.info

And listen out for the new Zeptepi album, coming soon!

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Steamboat Festival, Ipswich - 2013

FolkCast's history man, BABBA, left his cave somewhere on the south coast of England and journeyed to Ipswich for a weekend of debauchery, folk music and real ale, sampling one of the many "neighbourhood folk festivals" that are held across the British Isles through the summer. Here's his report from the Steamboat...

"Same time next year?" cried compère John Row in June 2012, and a
packed Steamboat Tavern lustily yelled "Yes!" As I was one of the
lusty yellers, I thought I'd better go along this year. After all,
someone might have noticed...
Morris on!
I arrived, the Morris sides were giving it their best, all jangling bells, crunching boots and apparently casually wielded staves whirling to crack with precision exactly on the beat. A pint of Greene King IPA was pressed into my hand, always a good sign of fun times ahead, thanks Mark Barton. 

Your scribe knows little of the ways of the Morris beyond the absolute ban on the Stick and Bucket Dance, lest impressionable ladies succumb to the vapours, but it's one of those
fine English traditions that should not be allowed to die out. So thanks, Haughley Hoofers, Danegeld Morris, Lagabag Morris and
Westrefelda Morris for keeping the tradition not just alive, but
bouncing with rude health.

It's no bad idea to get inside the Steamboat and claim a table as soon
as possible; this is a popular event and tables with a good view of
the stage fill quickly. It also means that you can put in an early
order for lunch, and the Steamboat offers good food, especially on a
Sunday. I had the roast beef with a selection of veg and roast
potatoes in a gravy so rich and meaty it seemed that an entire cow had
been reduced down to make it, while my veggie friends had the mushroom
and nut roast option. Dessert was a lava-hot syrup sponge pudding,
with both custard and ice cream optional extras, and which this
reviewer rates as a sticky "Yum".

More music followed swiftly, as did more beer from a fine selection at
the bar. Gan Ainm are a Suffolk-based band, playing traditional Irish
and Scottish folk music, and they soon had people dancing in the
limited space between the stage and the rapidly filling tables.

Kazoo zoo
Silbury Hill followed, with a set bound to please the older ears in
the audience. Influenced by Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd and Fairport
Convention, Scott Dolling and David Stainer presented a very
professional set that showcased their multi-instrumentalist talents.
They featured their own songs together with highly individual covers -
when I set out for "Folk at the Boat", I wasn't expecting to hear
anything by Focus, but what the hell, it fitted in very well.

And so to Carys, a woman with a remarkable voice. Capable of singing
tenor, soprano and all the notes in between, her stage experience as
"Frida" in an ABBA tribute band shone through her confident
performance. Alternating her self-penned numbers with folk standards,
she won the crowd over and fully deserved the encore they demanded of

Suffolk-based Triangle were, for me, THE highlight of the day. I
already know, and enjoy their first album "Time Out Of Mind", but I
was mightily impressed not only by their chisel-sharp a capella
harmonies, but by the way that they act out the song, to frequent
giggles and guffaws from their audience. They claim that the answer to
every problem is beer. Show me a folkie who disagrees with that.

Mc2 deserve a larger stage and a bigger audience than the Steamboat
can provide. With two excellent guitarists, a double bass player and a
large rhythm section called Pete, they invited audience participation
via the friendly rasp of the Kazoo. Luckily, us members of the Kazoo
Orchestra were handed our instruments by a friend of the band, and I
thoroughly enjoyed adding a merry chirp to Mc2's often eclectic but
always crowd-pleasing performance.

And so to the (almost) final performer, poet Les Barker, a man who
delights in metre, rhyme and anthropomorphic surrealism. Introducing
us to the glow-worm who fell for a Benson and Hedges, the lovelorn
dachshund who will never claim his true love because she lives in a
penthouse and "Dachshunds with erections... can't climb stairs", then
the myopic armadillo who tried to seduce a concertina, Les not only
had the entire pub wiping tears of laughter from their eyes but also
supplying the punchlines for him as he cheekily beamed. A fine ending
to a glorious day.
Les Barker
A Survivors Session closed Folk at The Boat, a chance for a jam, for solo performers to show their talents, or engage with other musicians and see what happens - of such is the folk process, and so it will continue. A mention, though, for compère John Row. Despite a few technical problems, he was always ready to share a fund of stories from his travels, tales that both gripped and entertained. Well done that man! And finally... why don't more places do this? Folk at The Boat has established itself as a one-day festival, with most of the performers coming from the close area, yet drawing an audience from several counties. Those who know about it look forward to a day of good music, good food and good ale. Indeed, the audience at the Steamboat managed to drink one beer dry. Publicans, would you like to sell so much beer that you need an urgent delivery? Or serve so many meals that you have to withdraw some options from the menu? Then talk to the good people at the Steamboat and harness the power of shared music, shared enjoyment and shared laughter. In other words, get some folk in!

Folk fill the pub

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

A Celebration of Graeme Miles

English Folk Dance and Song Society announces special event to celebrate the life of the singer-songwriter

Featuring The Unthanks, The Wilsons, The Young’uns, Martyn Wyndham Read and Iris Bishop, Mike Nicholson, and Robin Dale.

Some of the country’s most respected names in folk will come together to celebrate the life of Graeme Miles, one of the finest songwriters of his generation who died earlier this year, with a special concert of his work later this year.

Artists taking part in the celebration at Cecil Sharp House in London on November 23, will be The Unthanks, The Wilsons, The Young’uns, Martyn Wyndham Read and Iris Bishop, Mike Nicholson, and Robin Dale.

Proceeds from the evening will be shared between Teesside Hospice and EFDSS’ Future of Folk Fund, to support an award established in his name. The Graeme Miles Bursary will provide professional development opportunities for young artists from the north east of England.

A performance will also be held at the Saltburn Theatre on November 22.

A contemporary of Ewan MacColl, Miles wrote his first song, Sea Coal, at the age of 14, and after hearing the traditional songs of Tyneside, set himself a 20-year task to create a collection for his adopted native Teesside.

Miles wrote hundreds of songs about the area, and could be regarded in that respect as a one-man folk tradition, finding poetry and beauty in the industrial landscape of Middlesbrough and the surrounding Cleveland hills and dales.

Shortly before he died, EFDSS awarded him the Gold Badge Award for outstanding achievement. With many of his songs still to be unearthed, and many of today’s folk exponents keen to shine further light on his work, the legacy that Graeme Miles leaves burns brightly.

Booking information

A Celebration of Graeme Miles featuring The Unthanks, The Wilsons, The Young’uns, Martyn Wyndham Read and Iris Bishop, Mike Nicholson, and Robin Dale.

Friday, November 22 2013
Saltburn Theatre
Albion Terrace, Saltburn-by-the-Sea TS12 1JW
Tickets £15 (booking fees may apply)

Saturday, November 23, 2013
Cecil Sharp House, Regent’s Park Road, London, NW1 7AY
Tickets £18
www.ticketline.co.uk | 0844 888 9991

Tickets for events can be purchased from the reception desk at Cecil Sharp House (in person only), Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 5.30pm (no booking fee). 

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Have A Sizzling Summer!

21 summery songs and songs of the summer, plus seasonal poetry and quotations equals the FolkCast Summer Sizzler!

Music from: Eddi Reader - The True Gents - Candidate - Co-Pilgrim - Blanche Rowan & Mike Gulston - Lola & The Bludgies - Uku The Mighty - Union Jill - Jack Harris - Alexandre Nestorov - Damh The Bard - Jon Airdrie - Paul Mosley - Nick Drake - Mark Knopfler - Man's Ruin - Nigel Brown - Show Of Hands - Martin Francis - Luke Jackson - Eric Pukos

Poetry and quotations from: Enid Blyton - James Dent - William Cullen Bryant - F. Scott Fitzgerald - William Shakespeare - Natalie Babbitt - Deb Caleti

Download the file, upload it to your mp3 player, burn it to CD-R, play it in the car, at home, on the beach, wherever. Enjoy!

Friday, 7 June 2013

Blazin' a trail down south

Blazin' Fiddles bring the flavours of the Highlands and Islands to English venues for a rare foray south of the border during June. 

The tour starts on 14 June in Harrogate and finishes on 29 June in Kendal and heralds a return to England in advance of a major UK tour in 2014.

The Scottish six piece fiddle-driven band has recently undergone personnel changes and now boasts contemporary acclaimed fiddle players Jenna Reid, Bruce MacGregor, Allan Henderson and Iain Macfarlane who are joined by Anna Massie on guitar/fiddle and Angus Lyon on keyboard. 

The band draws on each members individual inspirations and traditions which collectively has re-invigorated and re-energised the heart and soul of the band resulting in breathtaking performances wherever they play.

Throughout the tour the band will showcase much of the the material destined for the forthcoming new album - due for release in early 2014 - as well as breathing renewed energy into many of the tunes and stories that have become audience favourites over the band's 15 year history.

'We are all looking forward to playing in England again,' says founding member Bruce MacGregor. 'Our music has always been well received by English audiences and they always make us feel so welcome'

  • 14th Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate 01423 502116
  • 15th The Met, Bury 0161 761 2216
  • 18th The Guildhall, Grantham 01476 406158
  • 20th Key Arts Centre, Peterborough 01733 207239
  • 21st Phoenix, Exeter 01392 665938
  • 23rd Cornerstone, Didcot 01235 515144
  • 26th Stables, Milton Keynes 01908 280800
  • 28th Assembly Rooms, Ludlow 01584 873229
  • 29th The Brewery, Kendal 01539 725133

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Folk Poet Les Goes From Bard To Verse

UK dates for popular comic and "professional idiot"

All profits from Mr Barker’s series of CD’s Guide Cats for the Blind 
go to raise funds for the British Computer Association of the Blind

Les Barker A Short Biography from the Age of Three Until Nearly Teatime Today
Les Barker writes strange poems and comes originally from Manchester, but he's now Welsh. He was an accountant before he became a professional idiot.
A well known style icon Les always cuts a dash in the world of fashion where he is much respected as a leading exponent of the cardigan.

On the poetry front and in spite of the poetry police his most famous works include The Shipping Forecast, Jason and the Arguments, Cosmo the Fairly Accurate Knife Thrower, Captain Indecisive, Spot of the Antarctic, An Infinite Number of Occasional Tables, Cardi and Bloke, Up the Creek Without a Poodle, Have You Any News of the Iceberg, The Lemmings Reunion, The Missing Persian’s File and The Lost Elephants of Denbigh especially Dr Rowan Williams version. Listeners to BBC Radio4 will be familiar with the work of Les Barker through his recent appearances on Wondermentalist Cabaret and Word of Mouth  

Videos Available at YouTube Brian Perkins Reads ‘The Shipping Forecast’  + Charlotte Green Reads ‘Voicemail’ + The Former Archbishop of CanterburyThe Lost Elephants of Denbigh’

Les Barker Is Due To Perform Monologues, Poems & Parodies at the Following Culture Emporia

June 2013

Sun 9. Steamboat Tavern, 78-80 New Cut West, Ipswich, Suffolk IP2 8HW
Tel: 01473 611306 Tickets £7.50 -- From 5.30 p.m.

Sun 16. Folk & Boat Festival, The White Bear, Wheelock St, Middlewich, Cheshire CW10 9AG
See website www.midfest.org.uk for details (Shows 11.00 a.m. & 2.00 p.m.)

Sun 16. Warrington Folk Club, The Bulls Head, Church St, Warrington, Cheshire WA1 2SX
Tel: 01925 812725 Tickets TBA -- From 8.00 p.m.

Fri 21. Melin Brwcws, Dinbych, Wales LL16 4RD
See website for details http://www.literaturewales.org/stomp/

July 2013

Sat 6. All Saints Hall The Green, Upper Poppleton, York, North Yorkshire YO26 6DD
Tel: 01904 529171 Tickets TBA -- From 8.00 p.m.

Fri 19. Rugby Club, Shap Rd, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 6EL
Tel: 01539 437622 -- From 7.30 p.m.

Sat 20. Music on the Marr, Town Foot Farm, Castle Carrock, Nr Brampton, Cumbria CA8 9LT
Tel: 01228 670329 Tickets TBA -- From TBA.

Tues 23. St Neot's Folk Club, The Priory Centre, Priory Lane, St Neots, Cambridgeshire PE19 2BH
Tel: 01234 376278 Tickets £8.00 -- From 8.00 p.m.

Wed 24. Dorking Folk Club, Social Club, Friends Life Complex, off Pixham Lane, Dorking RH4 1QA
Tel: 01306 888530 Tickets TBA -- From 8.00 p.m.

Sat 27. Warwick Folk Festival, Warwick School, Myton Road, Warwick, CV34 6PP
Tel: 01926 776438 Tickets TBA -- From TBA

August 2013

Tues 6. Maes D, Eisteddfod Genedlaethol, Dinbych, Wales 
See website for details www.eisteddfod.org.uk

Sat 31. Fylde Festival, Marine Hall, The Esplanade, Fleetwood, Lancashire FY7 6HF
Tel: 01253 887693 Tickets & Venues See website for details

September 2013

Sat 7. Llanwddyn Day of Folk and Acoustic Music ,Community Hall, Abertridwr, Llanwddyn, Powys, SY10 0LR
Tel: 01691 870501 Tickets £25.00 From 1.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. see website http://www.llanwddynevents.co.uk/

Fri 20. Stonehaven Folk Club, Community Centre, Bath Street, Stonehaven, Scotland AB39 2DH
Tel: 01569 764202 Tickets TBA -- From 8.00 p.m.

October 2013

Tues 1. Appledore Book Festival, Appledore, Bideford, Devon EX39 1PH

Sat 5. Derby Live, Assembly Rooms, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AH
Tel: 01332 255800 Tickets TBA -- from 8.00 p.m.

Sat 26. Folk & Roots Festival, Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6LU
See website for details www.lichfieldarts.org.uk

Thurs 31. Darlington Folk Club The Copper Beech, Neasham Rd, Darlington DL1 4DH
Tel: 07890 006204 Tickets TBA -- From 8.00 p.m.

December 2013

Mon 2. The Warwick Arms Hotel, High St, Warwick, CV34 4AT
Tel: 01372 563185 Tickets TBA -- From 8.00 p.m.

Mon 9. Chesham Folk Club, White Hill Centre, White Hill, Chesham HP5 1AG
Tel: 01494 785593 Tickets TBA -- >From 8.00 p.m.

Tues 10. Dartford Folk Club, Dartford Working Men’s Club, 40 Essex Rd, Dartford, DA1 2AU
Tel: 01322 222553 Tickets £8.00 -- From 8.00 p.m.

Fri 13. Frodsham Folk Club, The Conservative Club, 74 Main St, Frodsham, WA6 7AU
Tel: 01925 740422 Tickets TBA -- From 8.00 p.m.

March 2014

Thurs 6. Cuffern Manor, Roch, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales SA62 6HB
See website for details www.cuffernmanor.co.uk

Spooky Times Are Coming!


Sittin' on the dock of the bay

July 17-Sept 8, 2013
Spooks unveil brand new album
“The Spooky Man in History"

FESTIVAL appearances at Towersey, Wickham, Edinburgh Fringe & Sidmouth Folk Week

Following triumphant UK tours in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2011, the Aussie larrikins are packing their bags in their native New South Wales, ready to whisk themselves away from the eucalyptus-infused Blue Mountains for a whistle-stop run of some 40 gigs and workshops in England, Scotland and Wales (and a mid UK tour jaunt to Denmark’s Tonder Festival).

Fresh from a boot camp at a secret lakeside location and winning the Infinite Bees Gees competition at Australia’s National Folk Festival, the mighty line-up, led by Spookmeister Stephen Taberner will be unveiling a shiny new show and a spanking new album The Spooky Man in History which amusingly redefines the very genre they invented.

Kicking off the tour in Sussex on July 17 they will stop off in destinations from Cardiff to Castle Douglas,  take in numerous top league English festivals, the famous Edinburgh Fringe and regroup for a London flagship finale  at the Victorian gothic gem of Islington’s Union Chapel (September 8).

July 17 - September 8
Support act: Lucy Wise
17 Wed JulyThe Hawth, Crawley, West Sussex7.30pm, £15
Bookings: www.hawth.co.uk  01293553636
18  Thu JulyThe Stables Theatre, Wavendon Milton Keynes8.00pm, £17.50
Bookings: www.stables.org 01908280800
19  Fri Julymac, Birmingham7.30pm, £16
Bookings: www.macarts.co.uk 01214463232
20  Sat JulyOxford Town Hall3.00pm £8 Sing Like A Bloke Workshop
Bookings: natasha.podro@gmail.com 07939618581

7.30pm, £17 / £12 children U16
Support: Lucy + Vox Steady
Bookings: www.seahorsepromotions.moonfruit.com
01235 555670
21  Sun JulySundial, Cirencester7.30pm, £16 / £10 U18
Support: AK47s
Bookings: boxoffice@cirencester.ac.uk 01285654228
23  Tue JulySt David's Hall, Cardiff7.30pm, £15
Bookings: www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk 02920878444
24  Wed JulyLydbrook Memorial Hall,
Forest of Dean
7.30pm, £16
Support: A Fanfare of Strumpets
Bookings: gardencafe@btinternet.com 01594 860075
25  Thu JulySubscription Rooms, Stroud7.30pm, £16
Bookings: www.subscriptionrooms.org.uk 01453760900
26  Fri JulyBarnfield Theatre, Exeter7.30pm, £17
Bookings: www.barnfieldtheatre.org.uk 01392270891
27  Sat JulyBridport Arts Centre7.30pm, £18
Bookings: www.bridport-arts.com 01308424204 
28  Sun JulyVillage Pump Folk Festival, Westbury4.00pm Main stage
Bookings: www.villagepumpfolkfestival.co.uk 01225765072
30  Tue JulyColston Hall, Bristol7.30pm, £16 / £10 U18
Bookings: www.colstonhall.org
0117 922 3686 or 0117 204 7220
31 Wed JulyPhilharmonic Hall, Liverpool7.30pm, £16.50
Bookings: www.liverpoolphil.com 0151 7093789
1 Thu AugThe Apex, Bury St Edmunds7.30pm, £16 / £14
Bookings: www.theapex.co.uk 01284 758000
2   Fri AugNorwich Playhouse7.30pm, £16
Bookings: www.norwichplayhouse.co.uk 01603598598
3 Sat AugSt Mary in the Castle, Hastings8.00pm, £16
Bookings: 01424 715 880
4 Sun AugWickham FestivalInfo: www.wickhamfestival.co.uk
023 8071 1818 / 01329231942
5 Mon Aug - 8 Thu AugSidmouth Folk WeekBookings & Info: www.sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk
17  Sat AugLudlow Assembly Rooms, Shropshire8.00pm, £16
Bookings: www.ludlowassemblyrooms.co.uk 01584878141
18  Sun AugGala Theatre, Durham7.30pm, £15 / £13
Bookings: www.galadurham.co.uk 0191 3324041
19 Mon AugQueen Elizabeth High School, Hexham5.00pm Sing Like a Bloke workshop
7.30pm Concert
Tickets: £17 / £13 concert
£25 / £20 combined concert & workshop
Bookings: www.queenshall.co.uk 01434652477
20  Tue AugAcoustic Music Centre, St Brides, Edinburgh8.00pm, £14
Bookings: www.thequeenshall.net 0131 668 2019 orwww.edfringe.com 01312260000
21 Wed AugCopenhagen, Denmark
22  Thu Aug - 24 Sat AugTonder Festival, DenmarkInfo: www.tf.dk
25  Sun Aug - 26 Mon AugTowersey Village FestivalInfo: www.towerseyfestival.com 01629827016
28 Wed AugUrr Valley Hotel, Castle Douglas7.30pm, £15
Bookings: paultaylorson@gmail.com 07740089066
or at Jenny Wren, King St, CD
30 Fri AugUniversal Hall, Findhorn8.00pm, £14 / £12 / £10
Support: Forres Big Choir
Bookings: www.universalhall.co.uk 01309690110
31 Sat AugKinloss & Findhorn Parish Church, Kinloss10.00am, £10 Sing Like a Bloke Workshop
Bookings: www.billsmusic.co.uk 07876213576 01309672951
31 Sat AugRoyal British Legion Hall, Buckie7.30pm, £16 / £14
Tickets: Taylors Pharmacy, Buckie
or email Jo@morayhearing.co.uk
Tel: 01542 831423
1 Sun SepLemon Tree, Aberdeen7.30pm, £16
Bookings: www.boxofficeaberdeen.com 01224 641122
2 Mon SepThe Heeley Institute, Sheffield7.30pm Sing Like A Bloke Workshop
The Heeley Institute, 147 Gleadless Rd, Sheffield
Tickets: £12 / £10
From www.wegotickets.com
3 Tue SepParamount Theatre, Penistone7.30pm, £17.50
Bookings: www.penistoneparamount.co.uk 01226767532
4 Wed SepWiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon7.30pm, £16 / £10 U18
Support: The Wiltshire Wailers
Bookings: 01225860100 www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk
5 Thu SepColwall Village Hall, Malvern7.45pm, £18 / £15 U21
Bookings: 01684 540366 carole@uktouring.org.uk
6 Fri SepFarnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey8.00pm, £18 / £16
Bookings: www.farnhammaltings.com  01252 745 444
8 Sun SepUnion Chapel, Islington, London7.30pm, £16.50
Bookings: www.pulluptheroots.co.uk 08444 771 000

Monday, 3 June 2013

Compilations for Eliza

Eliza Carthy  Wayward Daughter
new 2CD career-spanning set

Topic Records has announced the release of Wayward Daughter a career-spanning best-of double album to mark Eliza Carthy's first 21 years as a professional musician. 

Eliza may be Wayward but that's no reason to drown her, Martin!
The compilation features 31 tracks drawn from her diverse and award-winning back catalogue including traditional and self-penned material. This impressive 2cd was compiled by friend and long-time champion Ian Anderson (fRoots magazine editor) and includes live tracks, samples of some of her many collaborations with other artists - and previously unreleased material, too.

The Wayward Daughter 2CD set is available to buy at the special price of only £10.00 until July 1st
and Topic have special prices on her earlier Topic releases throughout June:
Heat Light & Sound £6.00
Eliza Carthy & the Kings of Calicutt £6.00
Red £6.00
Rice £6.00
Anglicana £6.00
Rough Music £9.00
Dreams Of Breathing Underwater £6.00
Gift (with Norma Waterson) £9.00