Wednesday, 4 June 2014


Coming Your Way

The Moulettes new album

Award-winning and eclectic "folk orchestra" The Moulettes have released their third album Constellations. 

The album showcases their wonderful range of sound and harmonies and features input from some of the most respected names in the music industry.
The album released by Navigator Records is available in a variety of formats through HMV, indie record stores, itunes, Amazon, and Proper Music.

The Jigantics gig at the Kitchen Garden Cafe, Kings Heath,  Birmingham on June 8 has been cancelled. For more information visit the venue's website.

On June 9 Steve Tilston will be playing at the Warwick Folk Club. The club meets at The Warwick Arms Hotel, High Street, Warwick CV34 4AT every Monday starting at  8pm, tickets are £8. Later in the month Louise Jordan will be bringing her particular sound to the venue on June 23, tickets are £4

Paul Handyside
With the release of his Wayward Son album at the beginning of the year behind him Paul Handyside will be playing the Willenhall Folk & Acoustic Club which meets at The Victory Club, Lichfield Road, New Invention, on Wednesday June 11 starting 8.30pm, entry is £5.

As part of her 30th birthday tour winner of the Radio2 Folk Singer of 2014 Bella Hardy is visiting 30 of her favourite venues with her band The Midnight Watch. The tour brings her to the MAC in Birmingham on June 12. Tickets are £12 or £10 with concessions and the show starts at 8pm.

Following on from the recent success of the When The Lights Go Out acoustic night, Baddies' Boogie will be taking over the studio at the Newhampton Arts Centre, Dunkley Street, Whitmore Reans for another showcase of local talent on June 13.
On the bill this time is Wolverhampton singer/songwriter Daniel Kirk, Loose Lips, West Bromwich's own Jak & Dave, Shropshire lad Olly Flavell, Willenhall's Chloe Rose Fisher and Zak Christie. Tickets are £5 and the show starts around 8pm. You can see a full review of the previous night on Daniel Kirk will also be playing The Grain Store in King Street, Wolverhampton on June 26 and will be supported by previous WTLGO performer Lauren Pryke, entry is free and the show starts at 7.30pm.

Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts
More award-winners are coming to Wolverhampton when duo Gilmore & Roberts are guests of the Newhampton Folk Club which meets in the upper room of the Newhampton Inn, Riches Street, Whitmore Reans.The show is on Saturday June 14 at 8.30pm and tickets are £9.

Wolverhampton born singer/songwriter Dan Whitehouse will be playing his latest Midlands gig at The Studio, Cannon Street, Birmingham on July 7. Dan will be supported by accordionist Anja McCloskey during the show which starts at 6pm with tickets costing £8 or £25 if you want to include a meal.

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Martyn Joseph will be playing the Stourbridge Folk Club in the cellar at Katie Fitzgeralds Pub, Enville Street, Stourbridge on June 26. Tickets are £15 but all the seated spots have sold, there are a few standing tickets up for grabs. The activist and Bruce Springsteen tribute act Joseph will be supported by local blues guitarist Sunjay Brayne and the concert starts at 8.30pm.

You can hear the traditional harmonies of Caffery & McGurk at the Black Diamond Folk Club on June 13 The club meets on Fridays at 8.30pm at The Lamp Tavern, Barford Street, Highgate, Birmingham B5 6AH and the club is celebrating its 50th anniversary season. Later in the month on June 27 the highly acclaimed duo of  Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar play there.

Ade Edmondson & The Bad Shepherds
Thrash mandolin player Ade Edmondson is bringing his Bad Shepherds to the Robin2, Bilston, Wolverhampton on June 15. Tickets are £19.50 in advance or £22.00 on the night. The band will be supported by The Shellac Collective.

Shrewsbury Folk Festival is expanding the online coverage of its festival in August.
Organisers are this year bringing coverage from its second music stage.
The festival already shows its afternoon and evening concerts live from the main stage on its own web feed with repeats playing when there is no live music.  For the first time this year, it will record live performances from artists on its second stage and show them when there is no live music during the festival from August 22 to 25.
Festival director Alan Surtees said: “We have been asked for several years for the performances from main stage two to be broadcast and we’re really pleased to make this happen.
“There are many people who, for whatever reason, cannot make Shrewsbury and really enjoy being able to watch from the comfort of their own home. We hope it encourages them to visit in another year.”
The majority of tickets for this year’s event have already been sold with headliners Bellowhead, Seth Lakeman, Lau, Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, The Full English and BBC Folk Singer of the Year Bella Hardy on the line up.
Other artists include Sunjay Brayne, Steve Turner, The Harvesters, Carole Palmer & Maria Barham, Sue Brown & Lorraine Irwing, Cupola, and Take Two Former Wailin’ Jenny, Cara Luft from Canada will join the foreign artist contingent with fellow countrymen, singer songwriter J P Hoe, and duo Matt Gordon and Leonard Podolak are also appearing.

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