Sunday, 3 August 2014


Coming your way

The Moseley Folk Festival gets underway from August 29 to 31 at Moseley Park, Birmingham. This year's headliners include The WaterboysJohnny MarrRichard ThompsonThurston Moore, The Felice Brothers and Lau.

Also on the bill over the three day event are The Old Dance SchoolMarissa NadlerLisa KnappDan Whitehouse, The Gren Bartley Band and many more.
Doors open at 1pm on Friday and 11am on Saturday and Sunday. Each day finishes at 10.30pm. Ticket prices for adults range from £35 up to £180 for a family weekend ticket which includes two adults and two under-16s.

Duo O'Hooley & Tidow are playing the The Met Studio at the Stafford Gatehouse, on August 4 the show starts at 8pm and and tickets are £12.50, there are no concessions.

French Geordie Flossie Malavielle will be bringing her own slant on many traditional and contemporary folk songs with no doubt a smattering of music from her homeland of France as well as a good bit of bantering with the audience to the Bromsgrove Folk Club on Aug 28. Ticket prices are £6 for members, £8 for non members and £3 for under-21s. The show starts at 8.15pm.

BarlowCree a duo from South Wales who are Liam Millinship and Jonny Matthew will be performing at the Brewood Acoustic Music Club on August 14. The club meets on Thursdays at the Brewood Cricket Club and shows start at 8.30pm.

Singer/songwriter Cara Luft will be performing at the Kitchen Garden Cafe, King's Heath Birmingham on August 27. Tickets are £10 and doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.
Cara Luft will be at the Kitchen Garden Cafe

Wolverhampton promoters Baddies Boogie are holding two of their regular music sessions giving up-and-coming local artists a chance to perform.
First on August 15 they are presenting a Pirate themed party night at the Newhampton Arts Centre, Dunkley Street, Wolverhampton.
On the bill is Midnight Sun, Andy Bowater, Walsall musician Jon Hubbard, Rhiannon Brown, Joseph Nicklin and Lee Ford. Entry is £5 and the show starts around 7.30 pm. Then on August 16 they will be presenting another list of artists at the Upstairs Room of Talk, Birmingham. On the bill this time is Phillip Madeley, Craig Lennon, Milly Winter, Ellie Dowen and Richard Wellington. Entry is £5.

Cambridge Folk Festival which has just finished it's 50th year has released an album to celebrate the milestone. The 50 track album which is available online and for download iTunes: Amazon: features artists such as Richard Thompson with 1952 Vincent Black Lightning, KT Tunstall – Black Horse and the Cherry Tree, Seth Lakeman – Kitty Jay, Cerys Matthews – Oxygen, Loudon Wainwright III – Motel Blues, Billy Bragg – I Ain’t Got No Home, Joan Baez – Diamonds and Rust, Fairport Convention – My Love Is In America, The Levellers – One Way, Cara Dillon – Hill of Thieves, The Imagined Village – Scarborough Fair, Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party – Pretty Nancy of Yarmouth, The Chieftans – Cotton Eyed Joe.

The Mike Harding Folk Show

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