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Following his most successful UK tour this far, we are delighted to be welcoming Nathan Bell back to Europe in October for a short run of dates that will end with an appearance at the big Ramblin’ Roots festival in Utrecht.

Voted Male Performer of The Year in the Readers' Poll at AmericanaUK at the end of 2017, at the end of 2018, he was once again named as runner up in that same category - a sure sign that he remains hugely popular with UK audiences.

Nathan will have TWO new albums released in the summer - perfect timing for tons of media attention ahead of this tour.

Wed October 9: Kingsmead House, High Wycombe
Thurs October 10: FREE
Fri October 11: PI Gigs @ Café Cwtch, Pembroke Dock
Sat Oct 12: FREE
Sun Oct 13: Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine
Mon Oct 14: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Tues Oct 15: Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan
Wed Oct 16: Blue Lamp, Aberdeen
Thurs Oct 17: The Admiral, Glasgow
Fri Oct 18: FREE
Sat Oct 19: Ramblin’ Roots Festival, Utrecht

Hot Cincinnati 4-piece, The Tillers have been thumping their own distinctive sound of string band style folk music for a decade, riding it all over the country and across the sea.

Four studio albums and one live record have won them praise as modern folk storytellers of the national soundscape.

Invigorating as it gets, they count many of their peers as fans. For instance, Iris Dement says: “I could sit and listen to them all night long!”

Weds Nov 6: Fishery Wharf Café, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead
Thurs Nov 7: Green Note, London
Fri Nov 8: Brighton Electric, Brighton
Sat Nov 9: The Ropewalk, Barton-upon-Humber
Sun Nov 10: Jumpin Hot Club at Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle
Mon Nov 11: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Tues Nov 12: Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan
Wed Nov 13: The Old Ship Inn, Lowdham, Notts
Thurs Nov 14: Kitchen Garden Café, Kings Heath, Birmingham
Fri Nov 15: Morris Hall, Shrewsbury  
Sat Nov 16: Selby Town Hall
Sun Nov 17: The Grapes, Stranraer  

They were our most successful touring act in 2018 with glowing reviews everywhere they went and spontaneous testimonials from some of the most respected bookers and promoters on the circuit.

The buzz generated was so hot that Celtic Connections added them late to the programme by creating a slot that had not been planned - and the event was one of the first to become sold-out, confirming the level of hunger there was to catch them in action.

They will return for these dates having recorded and released a double album as a follow-up to their hugely successful "Songs of The Hollow."

We predict they will become much talked about once again.

Wed Nov 27: The Old Ship Inn, Lowdham
Thurs Nov 28: Green Note, Camden
Fri Nov 29: Grayshott Village Hall, Nr Hindhead, Surrey
Sat Nov 30: The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber
Sun Dec 1: Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine
Mon Dec 2: Rest Day
Tues Dec 3: Star Folk Club, Glasgow
Wed Dec 4: The Atkinson, Southport (with Mikey Kenney Band)
Thurs Dec 5: Montrose Folk Club
Fri Dec 6: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen (with Mikey Kenney Band)  
Sat Dec 7: Village Hall, West Kilbride (with Mikey Kenney Band)
Sun Dec 8: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh (with Mikey Kenney Band)  
Mon Dec 9: Rest Day
Tues Dec 10: Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan (with Mikey Kenney Band)
Wed Dec 11: Eastgate Theatre, Peebles (with Mikey Kenney Band)
Thurs Dec 12: Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy

Multi-talented and creatively exuberant Mikey Kenney is well established as an artist who creates joy and much cause for celebration wherever he turns to perform (invariably with a host of other musical kindred spirits keen to tap into the whole experience).

Here, in 4-piece format, audiences who are newcomers to his music will find out why everyone has been raving about him. The new album, The Reverie Road, has been winning glowing reviews.

Awarding it a top 5-star rating, fRoots magazine said: “Mikey Kenney is an artist for whom music is a calling, not a career choice, and this CD represents the work of a singular and inspiring talent…unfettered by expectations of geography or genre, and a wanderer of worlds both seen and invisible, Kenny is an authentic free spirit.”
Grab yourself a fix. Enjoy.

Tues Dec 3: The Art Shop and Chapel, Abergavenny
Wed Dec 4: The Atkinson Theatre, Southport (with CUA)
Thurs Dec 5: Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy
Fri Dec 6: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen (with CUA)
Sat Dec 7: Village Hall, West Kilbride (with CUA)
Sun Dec 8: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh (with CUA)
Mon Dec 9: rest day
Tues Dec 10: Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan (with CUA)
Wed Dec 11: Eastgate Theatre, Peebles (with CUA)

One of our most popular touring bands, Amanda Ann Platt & The Honeycutters will return to these shores from their base in western North Carolina with a brand new album to promote, intent on building their considerable and enthusiastic fan base on this side of the Atlantic.

“Amanda Platt has one of those gorgeous heartache-drenched voices that brings to mind Loretta Lynn or Sheryl Crow” – Julian Piper, Acoustic magazine

“Remarkable! Delicious country songs”
– David Innes, RnR magazine

Fri Jan 17: Hawth Theatre, Crawley
Sat Jan 18: The Water Rats, Kings Cross, London
Sun Jan 19: Whitstable Sessions, Kent
Mon Jan 20: Rest Day
Tues Jan 21: Celtic Connections Festival, Glasgow
Wed Jan 22:Celtic Connections Festival, Glasgow
Thurs Jan 23: Greystones, Sheffield
Fri Jan 24: Town Hall Live, Kirton in Lindsey
Sat Jan 25: Harrow Inn, High Wycombe

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: AVAILABLE
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: Rest Day
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)

May Erlewine made a big impression when she played Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival, winning a standing ovation from a big crowd when she opened for The Mammals, before her own sold-out headline show.

She has subsequently toured here twice, appearing at Edinburgh’s TradFest event and Shetland Folk Festival too, where she emerged as one of the favourites on the programme.

When she returns for these dates, May will be promoting her brand new album which is due for release at the end of this year and is sure to win her more media attention.

On her home patch she is known as Michigan's Songbird and, as a member of the Earthworks Music Collective, a group of independent artists who share resources and encourage a free-flow of creativity, has access to some of the best musicians in the State. In 2019, she had Charlie Muench (ex-Stray Birds) and PJ George of Lindsay Lou and The Flatbellys as her sidemen and next time, she will be touring once more in trio format.

Wed April 22: Fallen Angels Club @ Glad Café, Glasgow
Thurs April 23: Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy
Fri April 24: Glenbuchat Hall, Strathdon
Sat April 25: Universal Hall, Findhorn
Sun April 26: AVAILABLE
Mon April 27: Rest Day
Tues April 28: AVAILABLE
Wed April 29: The Art Shop and Chapel, Abergavenny
Thurs April 30: Whitstable Sessions at the Duke of Cumberland
Fri May 1: The Live Room, Saltaire  
Sat May 2: The Ropewalk, Barton-upon-Humber
Sun May 3: The Square Tower, Portsmouth  
Mon May 4: Rest Day
Wed 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: Grosvener House Hotel, Skegness
Mon May 18: Rest Day  
Tues May 19: FREE
Wed May 20: Green Note, Camden
Thurs May 21: The Tea Tray, Southsea, Portsmouth
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
Fri May 29: FREE
Sat May 30: FREE
Sun May 31: FREE

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
Sat May 30: Glenbuchat Hall, Strathdon
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

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: Awaiting Confirmation
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: AVAILABLE  
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

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: FREE  
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: FREE
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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