Upton Folk Festival 2016

upton folk festivalThis year, Upton Festival is making Rover tickets available in advance for Saturday evening events and for Sunday evening events.

Attached is a poster showing some of the highlights of this year’s festival. These are available from Upton Tourist Information Centre or from boxoffice@uptonfolk.org .

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Granny’s Attic in Worcester

grannys atticGRANNY’S ATTIC

BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award nominees, Granny’s Attic are a folk trio from Worcester who are rapidly making a name for themselves across the UK.

Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (Melodeon, Concertina, Vocals), George Sansome (Guitar, Vocals) and Lewis Wood (Fiddle, Mandolin, Vocals) make up this talented trio. They play a variety of traditional folk music from the British Isles and further afield, complemented by original compositions.

It is the first time in two years that this group have played in Worcester and will be an evening not to be missed.

Great tunes, great arrangements, great energy, great stuff!’ Jon Boden (Bellowhead, Spiers & Boden)

Price: £10/£7 (U-16, Student, 60+)

To book please visit: http://www.worcesterartsworkshop.org.uk/event/grannys-attic/ or call 01905 25053
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Concert at Crudwell Village Hall

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Hereford Sessions : Black Lion Closes, Vaga Takes Over

The “First Monday Session” at the Black Lion in Hereford has become the “Second Monday Session” at the Vaga, Vaga Street, Hereford HR2 7AT.

The Black Lion’s new owners decided to discontinue live music sessions.

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Wild Tales by Alan Kilburn & Richard Aird 26th March 2016

A traditional and contemporary folk concert performed by Alan Kilburn & Richard Aird

wild talesWild Tales is a multi-instrumental concert of traditional and contemporary folk, interwoven with spoken word to reflect the rich tapestry of Herefordshire flora, fauna and tradition performed by Alan Kilburn and Richard Aird.

Alan’s dramatic presentation style will bring to life extracts from the writing of John Masefield, Elizabeth Browning, Rupert Brooke, Samuel Coleridge and others whilst Richard threads in a selection of songs and dance tunes played on an amazingly diverse range of instruments.

This unique concert will be performed in the Hereford Sixth Form college’s Performing Arts Centre theatre and incorporate the first public performance of two winning poems selected from the 2015 Herefordshire Wildlife Trust poetry competition.

With a licensed bar and all proceeds going to the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust’s Birches Farm Restoration Project, Wild Tales will appeal to folkies, poets and naturalists alike, not to mention those who appreciate real ale, cider and tall stories!

Venue: Hereford Sixth Form College, Folly Lane, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 1LU.

Doors and a licensed bar, serving wine and Orchard Origins’ local cider and apple juice, will be open from 7pm. The concert starts at 7.30pm.

Booking for this event is essential.  Book online at www.herefordshirewt.org  or call 01432 356872.

Tickets cost £8.00.  Unsold tickets will be available on the door.

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Flatworld at Conquest Theatre


Flatworld : Folk in the Foyer 5th February 2016

Roots ‘n’ grooves from Eastern Europe and beyond lively five-piece band with magnificent tunes and kicking rhythm, played on fiddle, sax, guitar, bass and djembe.

Rich compelling melodies and tight driving rhythm, Flatworld play an eclectic mix of music from Eastern Europe and beyond. Distinctive tunes classically rooted in violin harmonies and underpinned by an energetic rhythm section.

Website.  Youtube.

Book online or call the Conquest Theatre on 01885 488575.

Doors open 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm. Tickets £8

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Ludlow Session : The Song House

ludlow session at the song houseThe Song House is a monthly acoustic song night coming soon to Ludlow’s cosiest venue, The Sitting Room at The Blue Boar.

Come along on the third Friday of the month at 8 pm to sing, join in or just listen to folk songs and new songs in an intimate venue. As it says on the tin, the evening is mostly about singing songs but the odd poem, story or tune will be welcome too!

The Song House launches on Friday 19th February 2016 with a
variety of local singers getting the show on the road. There’s no need to book or buy tickets in advance, but there will be a modest entry charge of £2 on the door. See you there!

More info.

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Colwall Wassailing


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Leominster Mummers and Wassail


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Horizon Lights Christmas Concert 2015

Horizon-LightsHorizon Lights returns to the Talbot at Knightwick with its annual Christmas set of folk tunes and songs for the Christmas season.

8:00 pm – 9:30 approx on Monday 21 December.

Accordion, fiddle, mandolin and guitar.

Do join us for a seasonal entertaining evening, free entry.

Food and drink at the pub is readily available!

See website: horizonlightsmusic.com/gigs-2/

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