Folk

baskery back in the UK

Swedish Sister Power trio to play Exeter

Event Date: 
23/10/2021 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Phoenix

No stage too big nor too small, the sister trio has toured Europe and the US extensively since the start in 2008.

They’ve supported artists such as Seth Lakeman, Brandi Carlile, Gary Clark Jr and Lucas Nelson, and the band was handpicked by Robbie Williams as support and special guests for his “Let me entertain you tour” in Europe 2015.

Baskery is on the line up for Glastonbury 2020, a much welcome return since their first performance back in 2009 was a hit.

This high voltage trio are known for their energetic live shows, unique sound and musicianship, crowned with...

Rowan Rheingans "Dispatches On The Red Dress"

Rowan Rheingans "Dispatches On The Red Dress"

Event Date: 
15/11/2021 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy St. Exeter. EX4 3LS

Rowan Rheingans tours her courageous new solo show ‘Dispatches on the Red Dress’ this Autumn, following her critically acclaimed debut at Edinburgh Fringe & celebrated debut solo album. Dispatches on the Red Dress won a Scotsman 'Fringe First' Award and Rowan was nominated for the Filipa Braganca award (Best Emerging Female Artist). She was also a shortlist winner of the Carol Tambor 'Best of Edinburgh' Award.

An intimate and adventurous exploration of memory, identity, joy, sorrow, trauma-recovery, war and waltzes, Dispatches on the Red Dress tells the true story of Rowan's...

Extra tickets released for top name evening concerts at 
A Celebration of Sidmouth Folk Festival

More tickets have just been released for top name concerts at A Celebration of Sidmouth Folk Festival – a whole week of music and merriment that will swing into action from July 30 to August 6 in the East Devon seaside town.

The first batch of tickets sold out within days for open air evening shows by Seth Lakeman plus Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage, Eliza Carthy Trio plus Jack Rutter, Talisk plus James Delarre, Jackie Oates and John Spiers plus Granny’s Attic, Jez Lowe plus Miranda Sykes and Hannah Martin, Banter plus Tim Edey , and festival patrons Show of Hands .

Ticket...

Sidmouth Folk Festival

Announcing A Celebration of Sidmouth Folk Festival this summer

Organisers of The Sidmouth Folk Festival have revealed the first details of a week-long event that will bring an exciting blend of music, dance and family entertainment back to the Devon seaside town this summer.

Billed as A Celebration of Sidmouth Folk Festival and taking place between July 30 and August 6, the aim is to offer everyone an authentic taste of the festival they know and love, while remaining vigilant around ongoing Covid-19 concerns and restrictions.

The line-up will include live headline performances by festival patrons Show of Hands, the brilliant Eliza...

2020 Dartmoor Folk Festival postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic

ORGANISERS of the annual Dartmoor Folk Festival have announced that this year's event, which was due to take place over three days at South Zeal in August, has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a statement issued on April 29, the Dartmoor Folk Festival Association said: “It is with much sadness that we have made the difficult decision to postpone this year's Dartmoor Folk Festival.

“We have been working hard to try to find a way to run the event as planned, but the ongoing developments surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic will not allow us to do so safely....

Faustus Tour Comes to Exeter Phoenix

Event Date: 
19/04/2020 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Phoenix

Early 2020 saw Faustus performing at venues in Australia and New Zealand. The band are back in the UK and touring in April 2020 with a selection of their material, including from their newest EP, Cotton Lords (2019).

Playing music for our times, Faustus take traditional English music, rip it up, put it together again and move it on. A vigorous rhythmic impetus and rock/prog rock influence propels the sound into the here and now and a range of instruments deployed in unconventional ways gives a unique texture, depth and variety to the band’s sound.

Driving rhythms on...

Miranda Sykes

Event Date: 
28/02/2020 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Venue: 
Matthews Hall, Topsham

Devon based Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with ‘Show of Hands’ returns again in 2020 with her latest album and UK tour.

After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, she will be touring solo as she started out: One woman, one bass, and one guitar.

Building on the success of her Borrowed Places tour, Miranda Sykes is back with her latest project: Her album ‘Behind The Wall’ Where Borrowed Places opened a window into the past, explaining where she had been, physically...

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman Photo Nikki Bidgood

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman 'On Reflection' Tour

Event Date: 
27/02/2020 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Phoenix

KATHRYN ROBERTS & SEAN LAKEMAN –‘On Reflection' Tour 2020 Celebrating 25 years of making music together 2020 marks 25 years of making music together for this popular wife and husband duo.

Twice winners of ‘Best Duo’ BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016, and 2013. Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK Folk scene's most rewardingly enduring partnerships. To celebrate and acknowledge this milestone, the couple will revisit and reinterpret songs which span their career.

From the early days of folk supergroup ' Equation ' through to...

Miranda Sykes /Photo Rex Preston Photography

Miranda Sykes Comes to Exeter Folk Club

Event Date: 
13/09/2019 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Venue: 
Victoria Park Tennis Club, Exeter, EX2 4NX

Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with ‘Show of Hands’ returns in 2019 with a new album and UK tour. After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, she will be touring solo as she started out: One woman, one bass, and one guitar.

Building on the success of her Borrowed Places tour, Miranda Sykes is back with a completely new project: Her new album ‘Behind The Wall’ Where Borrowed Places opened a window into the past, explaining where she had been, physically and spiritually,...

Edgelarks Photo:Jolyon Holroyd

Edgelarks 'Feather' Album Launch Party at West Town Farm, Ide

Event Date: 
15/06/2019 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Venue: 
West Town Farm, Ide, Exeter, EX2 9TG

In 2018, Edgelarks retreated to a remote Cumbrian cottage to write. With world rhythms, folk roots, and a very big sound for only two people, the album that emerged is an upbeat celebration, an incitement to hope. Join them as they celebrate the launch of Feather with a UK tour. Edgelarks began their musical journey together living in a small caravan in the hills near Exmouth, Devon. Phil had returned, Chaturangui in tow, from studying slide guitar in India with the master musician Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya. Hannah had grown up playing fiddle at traditional folk sessions. The pair met...

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