Category Archives: Music

Kathryn Roberts & Sean lakeman

By Richard |

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships. Duos come and duos go… And some nurture and fine tune their art and watch it grow into something totally original, captivating and award-winning. Bonded by an unseen alchemy, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have […]

Sax on Sunday

By Richard |

Sax on Sunday has been revived post-Covid, and rolls into 2022. Of course, Ropery Hall is already known as being one of the most intimate venues, but it becomes even more so when Snake appears in pared down formats, usually with one, sometimes two guests. Acoustic, quiet, relaxed, close up.  Guests to be announced soon. […]

An Evening with Jaki Graham

By Richard |

Jaki Graham is one of the most appealing Soul entertainers to emerge from the UK, as a true pioneer having paved the way for many a black British female solo artist who followed. Jaki achieved international success with a string of hits from ’85 including Could it Be I’m Falling In Love?, Round and Around, […]

Budapest Café Orchestra

By Richard |

BCO play a blistering barrage of traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia, Klezmer laments, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and their own unique re-imaginings of some of the biggest tunes ever written by the classical greats.  The Budapest Café Orchestra was established in 2009 by British composer and violinist, Christian Garrick, […]

CUA

By Richard |

Since issuing their superb Songs of The Hollow album in 2017, CUA have gone on to become a band that has gathered in more praise than most from all the best sections of the media. Reviewing them AmericanaUK, top writer Jeremy Searle said: “This Irish trio stands right at the forefront of contemporary cutting-edge folk […]

Mishra

By Richard |

Mishra is a global folk collective with strong roots in UK folk, out of which they weave a tight web of intricate, Indian-influenced original music that defies definition and has already brought awards recognition since their formation in 2017. Kate Griffin (The Magpies) and Ford Collier (BBC R2 Folk Award nominated The Drystones) are the […]

Sax on Sunday – Snake Davis & Gareth Moulton

By Richard |

Snake teams up with long time cohort and best buddy Gareth Moulton for an evening of gorgeous mellow music infused with pop, rock, jazz and soul. Snake Davis is one of the most in-demand rock jazz and soul sax players in the world, widely known for his solos on tracks such as Lisa Stansfield’s “Change”, […]

Belinda O’Hooley

By Richard |

Belinda O’Hooley began playing the piano at the age of seven. She is an exceptionally gifted pianist, singer, songwriter and composer and has become renowned for her highly individual, emotional, yet sensitive musicality. She is half of four time BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Best Duo nominees O’Hooley & Tidow.  Alongside her wife Heidi Tidow; […]

Hope & Social

By Richard |

Hope & Social, eight hoodlums play all-out, ballsy, joyous and uplifting music to win the hearts of many a gig-goer throughout their 10-year tenure as one of the UK’s hardest working bands. Hope and Social gigs are a bewildering mix of chaos and superlative musicianship, built on some of the finest songs you’ll ever hear, […]

Knight & Spiers

By Richard |

On a summer’s day in 2016, the organisers of FolkEast Festival masterminded one of the most intriguing and exciting collaborations on today’s folk scene. Peter Knight, legendary violinist and ex-member of folk-rock band Steeleye Span was paired with leading melodeon player and ex-Bellowhead member, John Spiers, for a special one-off performance which left audiences in […]

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