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Mississippi Delta songbird Bronwynne Brent returns to these shores with a brand new album to promote, and those who have enjoyed privileged access to finished tracks pre-release are saying it's a stunner.

Bronwynne will once again be joined by other musicians to complete these dates in trio format.

The much-anticipated new album is sure to attract a lot of media attention. BBC's Bob Harris and other nationwide radio presenters have continued to feature her music on a regular basis.

'Whispering' Bob invited her in to his London studios to record a session when she was last over here. He told listeners her material is: "absolutely gorgeous - really special!"

Wed March 4: The Atkinson Theatre, Southport
Thurs March 5: Kitchen Garden Café. Kings Heath, Birmingham
Fri March 6: Selby Town Hall
Sat March 7: Fishery Wharf Café, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead
Sun March 8: Whitstable Sessions, Kent
Mon March 9: Rest Day
Tues March 10: Green Note, Camden
Wed March 11: Old Ship Inn, Lowdham
Thurs March 12: Courtroom Sessions, Town Hall, Middlesbrough
Fri March 13: Doncaster Roots  
Sat March 14: AVAILABLE
Sun March 15: The Live Room at Caroline Club, Saltaire  
Mon March 16: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Tues March 17: Craigdarroch Arms Hotel, Moniave
Wed March 18: Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan
Thurs March 19: Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy
Fri March 20: Fallen Angels Club at Glad Café, Glasgow
Sat March 21: Toll Gavel Methodist Church, Beverley
Sun March 22: Top Secret Blues Festival, Scarbrough (afternoon)

Baltimore’s Letitia VanSant first came to prominence in 2017 when she won the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Song-writing competition - an honour previously granted to many who went on to become big names, such as Lucinda Williams and Nanci Griffith.

Since releasing her debut album in Europe, the powerfully impressive singer-song-writer has won a legion of new fans…and many glowing reviews.

Writing at AmericanaUK, Paul Kerr said she was “wonderful - a great songwriter with a glorious voice,” and at Folk Radio UK, writer Mike Davies delivered more praise, calling her “terrific,” while respected music writer Marc Higgins described the album as “captivating,” and awarding it a top 5-star rating, added: “The song-writing is sparkling and she has a stop-the-traffic voice.”

Last time she toured here with her band’s guitarist who also provided backing vocals -David McKindley-Ward - they made a big impact. It will be the same duo format again.

Wed April 22: Fallen Angels Club @ Glad Café, Glasgow
Thurs April 23: Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy
Fri April 24: Date Available  
Sat April 25: Date Available
Sun April 26: Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine
Mon April 27: Rest Day
Tues April 28: Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan
Wed April 29: The Art Shop and Chapel, Abergavenny
Thurs April 30: Cwtch Live Music Venue, Pembroke Dock
Fri May 1: The Bridge Inn, Topsham  
Sat May 2: The Ropewalk, Barton-upon-Humber
Sun May 3: Kingsmead House, High Wycombe  
Mon May 4: Date Available
Tues May 5: Green Note, Camden

When RnR magazine told readers: “There’s something special happening here,” and Colorado band Thunder and Rain toured the UK early in 2019, it sparked interest from a music-loving public keen to encounter something special.

Big crowds turned out to catch the band that Maverick magazine had described as “like The Stray Birds, with a slightly bigger sound.”

No one was disappointed. When the reviews came in, they were filled with similar praise. Now, they return with a brand new album to promote, and aiming to impress again.

Thurs May 7: FREE
Fri May 8: The Tin Hut, Gartly
Sat May 9: Universal Hall, Findhorn
Sun May 10: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen
Mon May 11: Rest Day
Tues May 12: Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan
Wed May 13: Warthog Promotions at The Old Ship Inn, Lowdham, Notts
Thurs May 14: Reeth Memorial Hall
Fri May 15: The Live Room, Caroline Club, Saltaire
Sat May 16: Jumpin Hot Club, Newcastle-upon-Tyne  
Sun May 17: Royal British Legion Hall, Louth, Lincs
Mon May 18: Rest Day  
Tues May 19: FREE
Wed May 20: Green Note, Camden
Thurs May 21: The Wave Maiden, Osborne Road, Southsea
Fri May 22: The Sands Room, Farnham
Sat May 23: Seaford Sessions @ Seaford Little Theatre
Sun May 24: Square & Compass, Worth Matravers (afternoon)
Mon May 25: The Bell Inn, Bath
Tues May 26: Rest Day  
Wed May 27: Eastgate Theatre, Peebles (with The Fretless)
Thurs May 28: Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy

Multiple Juno Awards-winning Canadian supergroup, The Fretless, return to exhilarate audiences once again.

The buzz they generated at Celtic Connections Festival was amazing, completely confirming all that had been written about them. The same happened after they appeared as one of the main visiting attractions at Shetland Folk Festival and Edinburgh’s annual Tradfest event. After they took the prestigious Baltimore Fiddle Fair in Cork, by storm, organiser Declan McCarthy said: “In a weekend full of highlights, The Fretless were many people’s favourite. We’d have them back anytime!”

The band has consistently won four and five-star ratings for albums they’ve released. Songlines praised one as having “a plethora of thrilling moments” while fRoots magazine placed them “in the elite category.” RnR magazine said their music was “high quality, inventive and absolutely full of life and energy.”

Tues May 26: Swaledale Festival, St Andrew’s Church, Grinton, N. Yorkshire
Wed May 27: Eastgate Theatre, Peebles (with Thunder and Rain)
Thurs May 28: Mareel, Shetland
Fri May 29: The String, Lerwick, Shetland
Sat May 30: Glenbuchat Hall, Strathdon
Sun May 31: The Marquee at The Haining, Selkirk
Mon June 1: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Tues June 2: Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan
Wed June 3: The Atkinson Theatre, Southport  
Thurs June 4: rest day
Fri June 5: The Live Room, Saltaire  
Sat June 6: Green Note, Camden
Sun June 7: Whitstable Sessions, Kent

Two truly masterclass musicians, this Canadian duo is a crème de la crème pairing. Together they represent diverse and hugely successful musical careers laden with approval and nominations including JUNO, Canadian Folk Music, Western Canadian Music and Grammy awards.

Pierre Schryer is one of his country’s leading traditional fiddlers. His fretboard and bowing acrobatics have captivated audiences around the world, all thrilled too by his depth of character and warmth. Similarly, Adam Dobres is a multi-talented guitarist who is equally at home with Bluegrass, Celtic, Jazz, Gypsy, Country, Folk, Old Time, Rock and Blues, and he too, has toured extensively.

Blazin’ Fiddles founder and BBC folk show presenter, Bruce MacGregor described them as “absolutely sensational” after catching them in action recently

Reviewing their superb Mandorla album for Irish Music magazine, Alex Monaghan said that the hot combination of fiddle and guitar “doesn’t come much better than this.”

Thurs June 4: Date Available
Fri June 5: Gate To Southwell Festival, Notts
Sat June 6: Fishery Wharf, Boxmoor, Herts
Sun June 7: Twickfolk @ The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham, Middx
Mon June 8: Rest Day
Tues June 9: Cwtch Live Music venue, Pembroke Dock
Wed June 10: Date Available
Thurs June 11: Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy
Fri June 12: Strathblane Village Hall
Sat June 13: Glenbuchat Hall, Strathdon  
Sun June 14: Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine
Mon June 15: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh  
Tues June 16: Rest Day
Wed June 17: Eastgate Theatre, Peebles
Thurs June 18: Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan
Fri June 19: St Peter’s Church, Linlithgow
Sat June 20: Date Available
Sun June 21: Date Available
Mon June 22: Achiltbuie Community Hall
Tues June 23: SEALL Arts, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Sleat, Isle of Skye

Grammy-nominated for the work they did with Keb’ Mo’ and counting Sir Tom Jones and Herb Alpert as fans, The California Feetwarmers make a welcome return to those shores after impressing the crowds previously at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival, Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, Underneath The Stars and Earagail Arts Festivals. As Keb’ Mo’ stated when he spoke about the project, he pulled them in as he wanted it to be “a joyous thing – a party.”

…Now couldn’t we all do with a bit of that in our lives right now!

“Should be on prescription for those who need their spirits lifted!” - AmericanRootsUK

Fri July 3: Summer Arts Festival, The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber
Sat July 4: Maverick Festival, Easton Farm Park, Suffolk
Sun July 5: Fishery Wharf, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead
Mon July 6: Rest Day
Tues July 7: The Art Shop and Chapel, Abergavenny
Wed July 8: Available
Thurs July 9: Eastgate Theatre, Peebles
Fri July 10: Fallen Angels Club @ St Luke’s Glasgow
Sat July 11: Birnam Arts Centre, Perthshire
Sun July 12: The Walled Garden Festival, Thoresby Park, Notts  
Mon July 13: Rest Day
Tues July 14: Available  
Wed July 15: Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan
Thurs July 16: Available
Fri July 17: Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival
Sat July 18: Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival
Sun July 19: Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival
Mon July 20: Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival

Now firmly established as one of our most popular touring bands, Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards are hotly in-demand following appearances at big events such as Celtic Connections (main stage of Glasgow Royal Concert Hall), Shetland and Orkney Folk Festivals, Underneath The Stars Festival, Dublin’s big TradFest (they were featured in TV coverage) and Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival.

Their California Calling album won them a huge amount of media attention (Album of The Week at BBC Radio 6), and, writing in RnR magazine, David Innes awarded them his “Most Memorable Gig of The Year” vote.

Giving the album a 5-star review (there were many) at Acoustic magazine, Julian Piper called it “stunning” and added: “If there was any justice, you’d see Laura on Later with Jools next week.”

The band will have a much anticipated new CD released ahead of these 2020 dates.

Sat Aug 1: Awaiting Confirmation
Sun Aug 2: Sun 2: Valley Fest, Bristol
Mon Aug 3: Rest Day
Tues Aug 4: Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan
Wed Aug 5: Eastgate Theatre, Peebles
Thurs Aug 6: Montrose Folk Club
Fri Aug 7: Universal Hall, Findhorn
Sat Aug 8: Shetland (venue tbc)
Sun Aug 9: Shetland (venue tbc)
Mon Aug 10: Rest Day  
Tues Aug 11: Awaiting Confirmnation
Wed Aug 12: The Haining, Selkirk  
Thurs Aug 13: Reeth Memorial Hall, North Yorks
Fri Aug 14: Town Hall Live, Kirkton in Lindsey
Sat Aug 15: The Greystones, Sheffield
Sun Aug 16: The Live Room, Caroline Club, Saltaire
Mon Aug 17: Rest day
Tues Aug 18: AVAILABLE
Wed Aug 19: Green Note, London
Thurs Aug 20: AVAILABLE  
Fri Aug 21: Purbeck Valley Folk Festival
Sat Aug 22: FolkEast, Suffolk  
Sun Aug 23: Fishery Wharf, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead
Mon Aug 24: Rest Day
Tues Aug 25: AVAILABLE
Thurs Aug 27: The Stables, Wavendon, Milton Keynes
Fri Aug 28: Towersey Folk Festival

Respected BBC radio presenter Cerys Matthews thinks they are "wonderful" and booked the band to appear at her own music festival.

Meanwhile large sections of the media have also fallen under their spell.

Reviewing Fierce Flowers' Mirador album, Folk Radio UK concluded it was "a potpourri of delight and surprise,” while Folking.com called it “simply wondrous folk music.”

Tues Sept 1: Green Note, Camden
Wed Sept 2: Available
Thurs Sept 3: No 8, Launceston
Fri Sept 4: The Final Whistle, Southwell, Notts
Sat Sept 5: Square & Compass, Worth Matravers
Sun Sept 6: Square & Compass, Worth Matravers (afternoon)
Mon Sept 7: Rest Day
Tues Sept 8: Cwtch Live Music Venue, Pembroke Dock
Wed Sept 9: Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan
Thurs Sept 10: Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy  
Fri Sept 11: Montrose Folk Club
Sat Sept 12: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen  
Sun Sept 13: Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine
Mon Sept 14: Taverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Featuring former members of Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three - Ryan Koenig and Joey Glynn - alongside St Louis big hitter, Mat Wilson, Rum Drum Ramblers have been making music together for over a decade and thrilling audiences in the process.

This will be the bands first UK tour in support of a terrific new CD of live recordings.

As No Depression said, they are "breathing new life into an era that shaped the Americana music landscape for decades. We love this music"

Thurs Sept 24: Green Note, Camden, London
Fri Sept 25: The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber
Sat Sept 26: Selby Town Hall
Sun Sept 27: Jumpin Hot Club, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (venue tbc)
Mon Sept 28: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Tues Sept 29: Rest Day
Wed Sept 30: Eastgate Theatre, Peebles
Thurs Oct 1: Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy
Fri Oct 2: Glasgow (details tbc)
Sat Oct 3: Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine  
Sun Oct 4: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen
Mon Oct 5: Rest Day  
Tues Oct 6: The Greystones, Sheffield
Wed Oct 7: The Atkinson Theatre, Southport
Thurs Oct 8: Chalet Pavilion Carding Mill Valley, Shropshire
Fri Oct 9: The Art Shop and Chapel, Abergavenny
Sat Oct 10: Square & Compass, Worth Matravers
Sun Oct 11: Square & Compass, Worth Matravers

Alice Howe is for many, THE outstanding new arrival on the roots music scene, winning universal praise and a huge amount of media attention following the release of her debut EP then following that up with a superb new album.

Since teaming up with former Bonnie Raitt bassman, Freebo, Alice had been creating a considerable Stateside impact, winning coast-to-coast radio exposure.

And many of her contemporaries have championed her.

Robby Hecht said: “Alice's earnest lyrics and heart-melting vocals might be the musical equivalent of lying in the dark beneath a clear sky of stars.”

Antje Duvekot said: “I could listen to her sing for hours. Her voice is beautiful as a bell.”

“Up there with the very best of Mary Chapin Carpenter, Gretchen Peters and Dar Williams”
– Mike Davies, Folking.com

“A gem!” – AmericanaUK

“It’s clear why she’s been compared to the likes of Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez” – RnR magazine

Wed October 7: Green Note, Camden
Thurs October 8: Available
Fri October 9: Town Hall Live, Kirton in Lindsay
Sat October 10: Available
Sun October 11: Available
Mon October 12: Available
Tues October 13: Available
Wed October 14: Available
Thurs October 15: Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy
Fri October 16: Universal Hall, Findhorn  
Sat October 17: Private function, Glasgow
Sun October 18: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh  

Ever since they released their outstanding Workin’ and Dreamin’ album over here, it seems like everyone is talking about the band.

BBC Radio Scotland’s Iain Anderson Show made it Featured Album of The Week, playing two tracks nightly, while, writing at Folk Radio UK, reviewer Paul Kerr said:"It’s not that often that an album from an unknown quantity totally blindsides you, forcing you to listen, once, twice, thrice and more, all the better to wallow in its excellence." 

At AmericanaUK, writer Jeremy Searle said the band played “excellent Gospel-infused roots of Americana.”

Fri November 13: No8, Launceston
Sat Nov 14: Square & Compass, Worth Matravers
Sun Nov 15: Square & Compass, Worth Matravers
Mon Nov 16: The Bell Inn, Bath
Tues Nov 17: Cwtch Live Music Venue, Pembroke Dock
Wed Nov 18: Art Shop and Chapel, Abergavenny
Thurs Nov 19: Carding Mill Valley, Church Stretton, Shropshire
Fri Nov 20: The Ropewalk, Barton-Upon Humber
Sat Nov 21: Seaford Sessions @ Seaford Little Theatre
Sun Nov 22: Fishery Wharf, Boxmoor, Herts  
Mon Nov 23: Travel Day
Tues Nov 24: Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan  
Wed Nov 25: Glasgow (venue TBC)
Thurs Nov 26: Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy
Fri Nov 27: The Tin Hut, Gartly
Sat Nov 28: Glenbuchat Village Hall
Sun Nov 29: Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine
Mon Nov 30: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Tues Dec 1: Rest Day
Wed Dec 2: Atkinson Theatre, Southport
Thurs Dec 3: Green Note, Camden
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