a collective of virtuoso jazz and bluegrass musicians from Brooklyn, NY... Songlines magazine awarded a prized Top Of The World rating to their debut album saying: “it’s a lovely, lively romp through the mind of an exceptionally gifted band leader and composer.”
A night celebrating women in music by bringing the finest crop of rising female music artists to the forefront. Featuring... The Savannahs + Lanre + Bity Booker + Roisin McNeill + Rosered & The Butterflies + MIRI
"There are good fiddle players and there are good dancers, but I don’t know anybody in the United States who dances as well as she plays or plays as well as she dances" Jim Wood, five-time Tennessee State Fiddle Champion
Named Best New Artist of the Year at the Swedish Folk & World Music Awards 2016. With their strong stage presence, and a magical combination of hurdy-gurdy and accordion, the duo performs in a way that you’ve never heard before, taking their audience on a moving and dreamy musical journey.
"The Bushwick Book Club takes humdrum book reading to a new level." The New York Times... Come join us to see the different artistic responses to Zoe Folbigg's The Note, just the perfect book to get you in the mood for valentines, whilst nibble on some book inspired cookies, made with love!
Known on the American roots music scene for top-notch songwriting, and undeniably steeped in old-time music, bluegrass and country, The Honey Dewdrops manage to encompass both traditional and modern in their distinctive sound.
Alt-folk troubadour Elliott - 'one of the purest songwriting talents in music today' (For Folk's Sake) with support from Brighton artist Jinnwoo '..the most singular new folk talent in some time' The Independent.
Senegalese kora virtuoso/singer Kadialy Kouyate showcases his fleet-fingered skills on this mesmerizing instrument, complementing it with his hauntingly, darkly beautiful voice, to create a Toumani Diabate-meets-Youssou N’Dour sound." Time Out
Highly acclaimed artist, referred to as a “genius” and a “downtown ringleader” by The New Yorker, and as "one of New York’s more colorful band leaders for more than a decade.” by WNYC’s legendary DJ John Schaefer.
A special one-off concert, celebrating the different ages and stages of being a woman. Featuring... Michele Stodart, Charlie Dore, Celestine, Kate St John, Angela Gannon, Margo Buchanan, The Rosellas + Connie Chatwin.
With a sound grounded in East Africa and consolidated in the UK, Seby's danceable music is the confluence of two great rivers – The Nile and The Thames – and features traditional folk instruments from Uganda alongside electric guitar, bass and drums.
“Thunder and Rain finds themselves in a place somewhere between their bluegrass origins, and today’s somewhat undefined Americana market, mixing elements of folk and modern country into their sound.” Bluegrass Today... “The foot-tappingly infectious, often dreamy melodies and tumbling chorus hooks work to soothe and invigorate like clean mountain air.” Folk Radio UK
“Dessie Magee possesses that raw, poetic passion that few singer-songwriters can harness. His husky voice and powerful delivery and it’s absolutely addictive. For those tired of the man and a guitar formula, let Dessie lead you back in.” (Medium.com)... “A great mix of Irish sounds with an alt twist” (EarToTheGround)
Acoustic free improvisation evening featuring some of the leading players on London’s thriving free jazz scene... Tonight featuring James Arben (saxes/flute), Shirley Smart (cello), John Edwards (bass).
"Folk-influenced ethereal pop that delightfully doesn't fit into any existing musical pigeonhole" (R2 Magazine). "Fully immersive and entertaining; seductive and beautiful in equal measure” (Mumble Music).
With comparisons to Sandy Denny, Joni Mitchell and Feist, Hannah seamlessly weaves in her influences into her music from both sides of the Atlantic... described as one of "the finest singers of the day" in MOJO, she is a versatile multi-instrumentalist widely recognised on the International stage.
Actress Jessie Buckley performs as Rose-Lynn Harlan from the forthcoming feature film Wild Rose (premiering at BFI London Film Festival 2018), a celebration of Country Music and family life in Glasgow.
Superb jazz-Inflected folk-roots from exciting new artist Genevieve Dawson - 'not unlike that of Hejira-era Joni Mitchell- her songwriting knows no upper bounds…see her and her band at any opportunity you get’ (Bittersweet Symphonies).
“Best current British blues singer I know.” (Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music), “James takes all of her musical loves – jazz, blues, soul, folk – and wraps them up into songs that achieve an astonishing array of moods and emotions.” ( Jazzwise)
Ranging from Parisian & American Jazz, the Chaabi music of Algeria, Tango from Argentina, Balkan folk melodies through to the early modern & folk music of Western Europe ...this is music for the ears, heart and feet.
Vibrating with African, Brazilian and Portuguese grooves, Radio Kriola Ensemble is a spicy blend of renowned musicians gathered around Catarina dos Santos' original music, and other repertoire of the African Diaspora in Lisbon.
A soul voice reminiscient of the greats, whether delivering soul, gospel or powerful political messages... "...wherever she plants her feet, she does so with righteous conviction and a strong sense of her own voice." NPR Music
Alice Phelps is back with a lively hot new trio called 'Struttin' Time', paying homage to the music of New Orleans, New York and the Caribbean. Think along the lines of Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong and even some Harry Belafonte.
Named as one of the Chicago Tribune's 50 Most Significant Songwriters in the Last 50 Years, Austin, TX-based singer/songwriter Danny Schmidt has amassed a cult following for his stunningly poetic, poignant imagery.