contemporary folk music

John Spiers & Jackie Oates "Needle Pin, Needle Pin"

Oates & Spiers - "Needle Pin, Needle Pin".

Event Date: 
24/11/2021 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy St. Exeter. EX4 3LS

Multi award-winning contemporary folk artists Jackie Oates and John Spiers meld together their shared love of English traditional folk tunes and songs with their fine voices and expertly played acoustic instruments.

Audiences can look forward to a fresh, uplifting and poignant evening. Concerts will include music from the duo’s first album, Needle Pin, Needle Pin, released in early 2020 and featuring songs from the Oxfordshire area which they have researched and arranged. Many of the songs were originally sung by lace-making factory girls to keep time whilst crafting lace and to...

Sam Carter by Tom Atkinson

Sam Carter - Home Water Tour 2021

Event Date: 
06/10/2021 - 7:30pm to 11:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Phoenix

Midlands-born guitarist and songwriter Sam Carter has earned a reputation for vivid, narrative-driven songwriting and captivating live performances. He is a highly-regarded instrumentalist, renowned by many as 'the finest English-style fingerpicking guitarist of his generation' (Jon Boden).

Over the past fifteen years, Sam has toured the world, won a BBC Folk Award and made appearances on national TV, including a spellbinding performance on Later… with Jools Holland.

Sam has recorded and performed with some of folk’s leading lights, including Richard Thompson, Eliza Carthy...

Leveret - Rob Harbron, Sam Sweeney and Andy Cutting

Event Date: 
11/09/2018 - 7:30pm to 10:45pm
Venue: 
Exeter Phoenix

“You won't find English folk music played better than this” R2 “The finest of traditional English folk today: a trio of poise and subtle gesture, of deft layering, graceful swing and gorgeous understatement” The Guardian Top English instrumental folk trio Leveret return to the road this September, taking their unique blend of traditional tunes, new compositions, incredible musicianship and stunning musical interaction to thirteen venues ranging from international concert venues and arts centres to village halls. Leveret features three of England’s top folk instrumentalists. Melodeon genius...

Jon Boden and The Remnant Kings, Spring 2018

Event Date: 
05/05/2018 - 7:30pm to 11:00pm
Venue: 
The Exeter Phoenix

’Recalling Gabriel-era Genesis with a dash of Bush and Bowie’.

The Observer ‘Resurrects the brassy swagger of Bellowhead’ (Financial Times), Jon Boden’s critically acclaimed album ‘Afterglow‘ (Hudson Records) released October 2017, has attracted considerable media attention, including a BBC Radio 2 playlisting for the first single from the album ‘All The Stars Are Coming Out Tonight‘. As well as ecstatic audience reactions at live shows. Live, Jon performs both solo and with the new eleven-piece big band, Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings.

The band features some familiar...

Jim Moray Band

Event Date: 
28/04/2014 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Jim Moray is one of the most consistently inventive musicians working in English traditional music today. Winner of five BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, after five ground-breaking albums he now finds himself at the forefront of a new folk revival in the UK, and hailed as a pivotal influence by a new generation of folk musicians. In 2013 he celebrated both 10 years since his landmark debut album Sweet England and the success of his 2012 career best Skulk. Now he brings material from his forthcoming album of traditional ballads out on the road for an evening of storytelling music at its best....

Breabach

Event Date: 
27/11/2013 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Phoenix

A thrilling and unique brand of contemporary folk music which has earned the group international recognition on the world and roots music scene as one of the UK’s most dynamic and powerful bands: intertwining bagpipes, fiddle, guitar, bass, flute and bouzouki to produce a diverse and captivating performance.

Tickets: £12 (£10)

Book here: http://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/breabach/