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Rarely have we heard such beautiful music so perfectly performed.

Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee are in the premier league. As top reviewer Mike Morrison said at AmercanRootsUK: “A huge breath of fresh air!”

Since our sister operation, BloodygreatPR sent out review copies of their TWO new releases in 2016, the circuit has been buzzing. Their UK debut in 2017 was a triumph.

“A true joy” – Rudie Humphrey - AmericanaUK

“Music for sunshine and mint juleps” – Folk radio UK

“Incredibly atmospheric” – Julian Piper, Acoustic magazine

“A musical marriage made in heaven” – Lonesome Highway (Ireland)

“Vocal perfection” – David Innes, R2 magazine”.

Thurs March 29: FREE
Fri March 30: High Tide Club, Castletownbere
Sat March 31: Seamus Ennis Centre, Naul Co Dublin
Sun Apr 1: FREE
Mon Apr 2: (rest day)
Tues Apr 3: Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan
Wed Apr 4: FREE
Thurs Apr 5: Fallen Angels Club at The Admiral, Glasgow
Fri Apr 6: The Haining, Selkirk
Sat Apr 7: Glenbuchat Hall, Strathdon  
Sun Apr 8: Jumpin Hot Club, The Studio, Live Theatre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Mon Apr 9: The Met Studio, Stafford Gatehouse Theatre  
Tues Apr 10: Rest day
Wed Apr 11: Blue Sky Café, Bangor, North Wales
Thurs Apr 12:Drovers Music Venue, Puncheston, Haverfordwest
Fri Apr 13: Café No 8, Launceston
Sat Apr 14: The Art Shop & Chapel, Abergavenny
Sun Apr 15: The Canteen, Bristol
Mon Apr 16: The Bell, Bath
Tues Apr 17: Rest day
Wed Apr 18: FREE
Thurs Apr 19: Greystones, Sheffield
Fri Apr 20: Roots Music Club, Doncaster
Sat Apr 21: FREE
Sun Apr 22: Green Note, London

When they first emerged, Irish Music magazine said of their debut EP: “Consider this your early warning system…there is something serious on the horizon and that creative storm is Connla.”

They had already been crowned Best New Group in the ‘Live Ireland’ 2016 Awards then carried off Best Vocal/Instrumental Album of The Year accolade too. RnR magazine called the collection “astonishing and intoxicating.”

When they played Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall during the Celtic Connections The Scotsman awarded them a 5-star review.

Over the past year, they have toured in the USA, Germany, and the UK (several times). The band ended 2017 on a high when Songlines magazine placed their River Waiting CD in the Number 1 position of their Top Ten Essential Irish Albums – a list that contained many of the big names of the genre.

Wed Apr 4: Atkinson Theatre, Southport
Thurs Apr 5: The Pump House, Louth, Lincs
Fri Apr 6: Grayshott Village Hall, Grayshott, Hindhead, Surrey
Sat Apr 7: Square & Compass, Worth Matravers
Sun Apr 8: Square & Compass, Worth Matravers (afternoon)
Mon Apr 9: Rest Day
Tues Apr 10: FREE  
Wed Apr 11: Green Note, Camden, London
Thurs Apr 12: The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber  
Fri Apr 13: Village Hall, Coldingham
Sat Apr 14: St Cuthbert’s, Seahouses
Sun Apr 15: Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine
Mon Apr 16: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Tues Apr 17: Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan
Wed Apr 18: FREE
Thurs Apr 19: Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy
Fri Apr 20: Arisaig Hotel, Arisaig

Sweden’s leading roots music ambassadors, Väsen, continue to reign supreme as they tour the world performing on almost every continent. In close on 30 years of making music together in a career described by respected Songlines writer and broadcaster Fiona Talkington as “brilliant,” she recently said in her 5-star review of their latest album they were now “an unstoppable force.”

Whether in Tokyo, Berlin or Washington they always leave their audiences exhilarated. Last time they were in the UK, BBC World Music presenter Mary Ann Kennedy crowned them “supreme rulers of the trad world” and, following one show, music writer Rob Adams (The Herald) described them as “astonishing,” and added: “if they come anywhere near you, move heaven and earth for a ticket”.

“Quite simply one of the finest musical ensembles playing today” – Mary Ann Kennedy, BBC Radio 3

Fri April 20: Mareel, Lerwick, Shetland
Sat Apr 21: Northern Arc Sessions with Heidi Talbot, The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
Sun Apr 22: St Andrews In The Square, Glasgow
Mon Apr 23: Sage, Gateshead
Tues Apr 24: Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan
Wed Apr 25: FREE
Thurs Apr 26: Queens Hall, Edinburgh
Fri Apr 27: The Ropetackle Centre, Shoreham by Sea
Sat Apr 28: Green Note, London

Roots music hotshots Woody Pines have wowed the crowds on both sides of the Atlantic and last time they toured the UK, reviewers unanimously declared them to be one of the most entertaining acts on the Americana circuit.

These Muddy Roots Records stars count BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris as a fan - he invited them to appear on the stage he hosted at the C2C event in London’s 02 arena.

The trio was one of the headline acts flown over to Scotland to take part in Glasgow’s Celtic Connections mid-winter bash three years ago, included for their “fiery moonshine spirit that sparkles with feelgood freshness”.

This is a band that counts some other big hitters as fans, including Outlaw Country legend, Billy Joe Shaver. When he followed them at the big Nelsonville Folk & Blues Festival, Billy Joe and came on stage declared: “They’re the best damn band I’ve ever heard!”

Thurs April 26: Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy
Fri April 27: Glenbuchat Hall, Strathdon
Sat April 28: Woodend Barn, Banchory
Sun April 29: Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine
Mon April 30: Traverse Theatre Bar, Edinburgh
Tues May 1: Coldingham Village Hall
Wed May 2: Eastgate Theatre, Peebles
Thurs May 3: Jumpin Hot Club, Cluny 2, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Fri May 4: South Holland Centre, Spalding
Sat May 5: Selby Town Hall  
Sun May 6: Kitchen Garden Café, Kings Heath, Birmingham
Mon May 7: Rest Day  
Tues May 8: Green Note, Camden, London
Wed May 9: The Old Ship Inn, Lowdham
Thurs May 10: The Pump House, Louth
Fri May 11: Long Street Blues Club, Devizes
Sat May 12: Snails Deli, Cardiff
Sun May 13: The Ropewalk, Barton on Humber
Mon May 14: Rest day
Tues May 15: The Red Room, Cookstown
Wed May 16: Crusoe’s Castlerock
Thurs May 17: Raheen House Hotel, Clonmel
Fri May 18: The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely
Sat May 19: Seamus Ennis Centre, Naul  
Sun May 20: Canolfan Clydau, Tegryn, Llanfyrnach
Mon May 21: Rest Day  
Tues May 22: Square Tower, Portsmouth
Wed May 23: The Studio at TPS, Petersfield, Hants
Thurs May 24: Stroud Subscription Rooms
Fri May 25: The Cube, Malvern
Sat May 26: Square and Compass, Worth Matravers
Sun May 27: Square & Compass, Worth Matravers (afternoon)
Mon May 28: Fishery Wharf Café, Boxmoor, Herts

Multi-Juno award-winning Canadian supergroup The Fretless (2017 Instrumental Album of The Year) made a huge impact when they played Celtic Connections festival back in January.

Now they return as one of the main visiting attractions at this year’s Shetland Folk Festival and Edinburgh’s TradFest.

Sun, April 29: TradFest, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Mon, April 30: FREE
Tues, May 1: Glassel Hall, Aberdeenshire
Wed, May 2: The Big Hoolie session aboard the ferry to Shetland
Thurs, May 3 - Sun, May 6: Shetland Folk Festival

Making a rare visit to the UK, Geoff Muldaur is one of the great voices and musical forces to emerge from the folk, blues and folk-rock scenes centered in Cambridge, MA and Woodstock, NY. During the 1960's and '70's, he made a series of highly influential recordings as a founding member of the Jim Kweskin Jug Band and Paul Butterfield's Better Days, as well as collaborations with his then-wife Maria and many others such as Bonnie Raitt and Jerry Garcia. Many of the biggest names on the scene are fans of the man.

Bonnie Raitt says that he has always been one of her favourites and in a recent interview, Richard Thompson said: “There are only three great white blues singers and Geoff Muldaur is at least two of them.” Talking after a recent ‘live’ performance, John Sebastian said: “The Lovin’ Spoonful’s favourite singer went and got better,” while Loudon Wainwright III is on record as stating: “Geoff Muldaur was and is one of my musical heroes.”


Fri June1: The Green Note, Camden, London
Sun June 3: Whitstable Sessions, Whitstable 
Tues June 5: Victoria Hotel, Menai Bridge
Wed June 6: The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
Thurs June 7: The Stables, Milton Keynes

One of the hottest acts to emerge from the gutsier underbelly of Nashville’s music scene, the soulful pairing of Ben DeBerry and Dorothy Daniel have been building a sizeable fan base on both sides of the Atlantic. Returning to these shores after a triumphant visit in 2017, they are one of the main acts for this year’s Maverick Americana Festival. The Danberrys have won various awards and nominations for Best Americana Album. Their most recent release created quite an impact, attracting glowing praise from the critics, such as:

“Wonderful” – Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

“The sweetest harmonies you ever heard this side of The Everly Brothers” – RnR magazine

“A gift – and you should accept it with open ears” – Mike Davies, Folk Radio UK

“Tremendous” – Mike Morrison, AmericanRootsUK

Wed June 20: Coldingham Village Hall
Thurs June 21: Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy
Fri June 22: Private function, North Aberdeenshire
Sat June 23: Glenbuchat Hall, Strathdon
Sun June 24: Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine
Mon June 25: Soundhouse, Edinburgh
Tues June 26: Rest Day
Wed June 27: Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan
Thurs June 28: The Haining, Selkirk
Fri June 29: Saltburn Arts Theatre, Saltburn by the Sea  
Sat June 30: Chapter, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff
Sun July 1: Pump House, Louth  
Mon July 2: Rest Day
Tues July 3: Drovers Music Venue, Puncheston, Haverfordwest
Wed July 4: The American Museum, Bath
Thurs July 5: Kitchen Garden Café, Kings Heath
Fri July 6: Maverick Festival, Easton Farm Park, Suffolk
Sat July 7: Square & Compass, Worth Matravers
Sun July 8: Square & Compass, Worth Matravers

One of the hardest-working bands on the US roots music circuit, Hillfolk Noir have built themselves a huge Stateside following playing what has been described as music “filtered through a country-tinged, swampy-swingin’, hillbilly-delta-blues- ragtime word machine”.

Working out of Boise, Idaho, they have won a lot of fans in the UK after six successful tours on this side of the Atlantic.
This is what some media folks have said about them:

“A raggedy, rollicking adrelalin shot” – fRoots magazine

“An incandescent car crash of blues, medicine show sensibilities, country and rock ‘n’ roll” – Mary Ann Kennedy, BBC Radio 3

“Roots music with attitude!”
– RNR (Rock ‘n’ Reel) magazine

“The jugband tradition is alive and more than well - they bring a punky, spunky spirit to the blues and old-time”
– Rob Adams, The Herald

“I love this”
– Ricky Ross, BBC Radio Scotland

Wed July 4: The Atkinson Theatre, Southport
Thurs July 5: Blue Sky Café, Bangor, North Wales
Fri July 6: Green Note, Camden, London
Sat July 7: Maverick Festival, Suffolk
Sun July 8: Maverick Festival (morning), The Greystones, Sheffield (evening)
Tues July 10: The Big Tipi, Lligwy Beach Café, Moelfre, Anglesey
Wed July 11: The Meadow, St David’s, Pembrokeshire
Thurs July 12: FREE  
Fri July 13: Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival
Sat July 14: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen  
Sun July 15: Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine
Tues July 17: Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan
Wed July 18: Mike Hoare, Warthog, Lowdham, Notts
Thurs July 19: The Plough @ George Hotel, South Molton
Fri July 20: Square and Compass, Worth Matravers
Sat July 21: Castle Cary, Somerset
Sun July 22: Square and Compass, Worth Matravers


Their music has been described as Appalachian honky tonk, and being from the mountains of North Carolina, that’s maybe as close as it gets. But, The Honeycutters have a richer depth of character than that suggests – a factor that has won them a much wider span of appreciation around the world.

The five-piece boasts a powerful lead vocalist in Amanda Anne Platt, who has been rightly compared to some of the great female performers of the post-war years. Their albums attract 5-star ratings and have landed the band on many “Best-of” end-of-the-year lists.

“Remarkable! Delicious country songs”
- Rock ‘n’ Reel magazine

“Unquestionably one of the finest Americana bands”
- Folk Radio UK

“Excellent – destined for a great future”
- Maverick magazine

Thurs Aug 23: Raheen House Hotel, Clonmel, Co Tipperary
Fri Aug 24: High Tide Club, Castletownbere, Co Cork
Sat Aug 25: Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival, Co Waterford
Sun Aug 26: Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival, Co Waterford
Mon Aug 27: Travel day
Tues Aug 28: AVAILABLE
Wed Aug 29: The Studio, Hawth Theatre, Crawley
Thurs Aug 30: AVAILABLE
Fri Aug 31: Selby Town Hall
Sat Sept 1: Whitstable Sessions, Kent  
Sun Sept 2: Green Note, Camden, London
Mon Sept 3: Rest Day  
Tues Sept 4: Woodend Gallery, Scarborough
Wed Sept 5: Tumbleweed at Seven Arts, Leeds
Thurs Sept 6: Greystones, Sheffield
Fri Sept 7: Live Room, Saltaire
Sat Sept 8: The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber
Sun Sept 9: Jumpin’ Hot Club, Newcastle upon Tyne
Mon Sept 10: Rest Day  
Tues Sept 11: AVAILABLE
Wed Sept 12: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen
Thurs Sept 13: Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy
Fri Sept 14: CatStrand presents at Dalry Town Hall
Sat Sept 15: Town Hall Live, Kirton in Lindsey
Sun Sept 16: AVAILABLE
Mon Sept 17: Rest Day
Tues Sept 18: AVAILABLE

Rising star of the Boston music scene, Alice Howe, made a huge impact when she released her recent EP over here and is currently working on her next album with Freebo (renowned for his work with Bonnie Raitt as her bass player for ten years) as producer.

Alice and Freebo have been gigging together in the States and reports are always amazing following the shows.

Freebo has solid gold pedigree, having also worked with Jackson Browne, Taj Mahal and David Crosby among others. He will be joining Alice for these UK dates.

Tuesday Sept 25: Kingsmead House Concert, High Wycombe
Wed Sept 26: FREE
Thurs Sept 27: Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy
Fri Sept 28: Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan
Sat Sept 29: Private function, Glasgow
Sun Sept 30: Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine
Mon Oct 1: Traverse Theatre Bar, Edinburgh
Wed Oct 3: The Atkinson Theatre, Southport
Thurs Oct 4: Jumpin Hot Club, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Fri Oct 5: The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber  
Sat Oct 6: Pump House, Louth, Lincs
Sun Oct 7: Town Hall Live, Kirton in Lindsey, Lincs  
Mon Oct 8: The Greystones, Sheffield
Wed Oct 10: Green Note, Camden, London
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