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Julia Turner album pre-release gig

Friday, 30 September 2016
Ticket price: 
Tickets £8 advance/£10 on the door (including booking fee)
Doors: 
7:30pm

Due for release in autumn 2016, Fifteen Times the Moon is a collection of original songs that explore the weather patterns of life, our fears, hopes and relationships with both ourselves and each other. 

Julia’s passionate and fluent vocals paint her lyrics with intricate and engaging melodies supported deftly by finger picking guitar. With accomplished double bass player Pasquale Votino, violinist Annalise Lam playing both virtuosic solos and sympathetic backing lines and Roberto Nappi holding it down with drums that can both sing and groove Julia’s quartet is simultaneously tight and engaging.

This is a night not to be missed with the debut of their new material, pre-release albums for sale and a special guest or two for good measure. Come and help them celebrate their latest creation. Julia will be joined by poet Vanessa Kisuule

Vanessa Kisuule has won several slam titles including Farrago Schools Out Slam Champotion 2010, Bang Said The Gun Award, Poetry Rivals 2011, Next Generation Slam 2012, Slambassadors 2010 and South West Hammer and Tongue Slam Champion 2012 and most recently The Roundhouse Slam 2014 and Hammer and Tongue National Slam 2014. She has worked with the Southbank Centre, The Bristol City Council and the BBC and represented the UK in two European Slam Championships in Sweden and Belgium. Her debut poetry collection 'Joyriding The Storm' was published in April 2014.
She has performed at an array of festivals, including Glastonbury, Lounge on the Farm, Secret Garden Party, Wise Words, Wilderness and Shambala Festival and renowned poetry events such as Blahblahblah at the Bristol Old Vic, Chill Pill in London, Hit the Ode in Birmingham and Shake the Dust in Plymouth.

Martin Carthy and Jim Causley

Saturday, 1 October 2016
Ticket price: 
£16.50 Advance / £18.50 On the door inc admin fee
Doors: 
7:30pm

Jim site www.jimcausley.co.uk

Martin site www.watersoncarthy.com/id22.htm

For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it.  Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick and his award-winning wife (Norma Waterson) and daughter Eliza Carthy have resulted in more than 40 albums, but Martin has only recorded 10 solo albums, of which the much anticipated Waiting for Angels (Topic TSCD527) is the latest.

Jim Causley Five times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jim Causley is a singer/musician who is passionate about traditional song and particularly that of his native Westcountry.
As one third of The Devil's Interval he toured with Waterson:Carthy for seven consecutive years as part of their annual Frost & Fire Christmas show and joined them in the studio for on their last album ‘Holy Heathens and the Old Green Man’ (Topic).
Causley has recorded with several respected artists including Show of Hands, John McCusker and David Rotheray of Beautiful South fame. In recent years, projects have included touring with Steve Knightley and Kate Rusby

Robb Johnson

Sunday, 2 October 2016
Ticket price: 
£12.50 Advanced £14.50 on the door inc admin fee
Doors: 
7:30pm
** Robb will be playing new material from the New Album **

Robb Johnson is now widely recognised as one of the finest songwriters working in the UK today. His songs feature in the repertoires of a wide variety of musicians, from folk legend Roy Bailey to acclaimed cabaret diva Barb Jungr, & he enjoys a similarly diverse spectrum of critical acclaim – “a modern-day Dostoyevsky” said the US’s Dirty Linen, Mojo made the double CD Gentle Men Folk Album Of The Month, while The Daily Telegraph made it their Folk Album Of 1998, & Tony Benn says Johnson’s “Winter Turns To Spring” is his favourite song.

Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker

Friday, 7 October 2016
Ticket price: 
£10.50 Advance £12.50 On the door
Doors: 
7:30pm
Double BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominees Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker infuse ageless stories of love and loss with their exquisite command of many instruments.
Whether interpreting words centuries old or singing her own authentic lyrics, Josienne's jewel-like voice finds the nuance in the simplest phrase and sends it, effortlessly, straight to your heart. Ben's musical tact and flair for arrangement provide the perfect setting, allowing the song centre-stage.
They met in July 2009 and together they have resolutely forged their own path through traditional music.
The live performance is a thing of delight - enchanted reviewers have spoken of shimmering cathedrals of sound - and its purity will stay with you long after the last note fades
Critical recognition soon followed, along with the Isambard Folk Award, and the FATEA Award for Best Album and Female Vocalist of the Year, and the Spiral Award for Best Duo.
In 2013 their debut release on Navigator Records - Fire and Fortune - reached No.1 on the Amazon folk chart within three months, garnered rave reviews and a constellation of stars across the board, and brought them coveted BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominations for Best Newcomers and Best Duo in 2014.
Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker's next album Nothing Can Bring Back the Hour is one of the most anticipated releases of the year.
www.josienneclarke.co.uk

Julie Felix

Saturday, 8 October 2016
Ticket price: 
Ticket price: £12 adv £13 on the door
Doors: 
7:30pm
Throughout her remarkable career, Julie has recorded with artists such as Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, and Paul Simon John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, Danny Thompson of Pentangle, and the late superstar drummer Cozy Powell. In 1966, Julie headlined Croydon’s Fairfield Hall, and later became the first British-based folk singer to perform at the Royal Albert Hall. In 1969, and was one of the main artists to appear at the Isle of Wight Festival.

Gilmore & Roberts

Sunday, 9 October 2016
Ticket price: 
£11.50 Advance / £13.50 On the door inc admin fee
Doors: 
7:30pm

Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008.

Since then, the duo have toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the UK’s biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work.

2015 saw the release of their fourth album, ‘Conflict Tourism’, which appeared on several end-of-year Best Album lists and received national airplay on both BBC Radio 2 & BBC 6music. Produced by Mark Tucker and featuring Matt Downer (Jamie Smith’s Mabon), Phil Henry (Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin) and James ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (Bonnie Raitt), Conflict Tourism packs a considered punch from start to finish.

BOO HEWERDINE “Swimming In Mercury” Tour 2016 + Special guest Dan WhitehousE

Friday, 14 October 2016
Ticket price: 
£12.50 inc admin fee
Doors: 
7:30pm
Two acclaimed English songwriters and label mates touring together for the first time, both with new albums (released leading into the Autumn tour).
The artists first met on a songwriting weekend and later spent time co-writing songs for Dan Whitehouse’s new album and EP.
Boo Hewerdine is well known as one of the greatest (and busiest) songwriter performers in the business, but incredibly, it’s been 7 years since Boo released his last studio album of original material. Not that Hewerdine has been inactive, far from it, the period has been the most productive of his career.
Hewerdine wrote lyrics and played on over 30 new recordings by and with other artists during the period including the acclaimed 2014 album (Vagabond) and 2015 EP (Back The Dogs) with Scottish singer Eddi Reader, Last Man Standing Ep (2015) with Kris Drever of Lau and Duke Special. Reveal Records compiled the first document of his career to date with a fine Best of compilation “My Name In Brackets” and swiftly followed that with an album of lost recordings found in a box!  This album was Open which received five star reviews and was number 5 in the Telegraph Albums of The Year 2015. Last year was spent writing and producing an ambitious new double album and theatrical show for Chris Difford of Squeeze, details of which are soon to be announced. All that and Boo toured with Eddi Reader in Europe, Asia and played a series of sell out headline shows in the UK and an invite to host Boo Hewerdine & Friends songwriters circle at London’s Kings Place. There has not been a moment when Boo Hewerdine has not been working on something creative.
June 3 sees the release of his new “Born EP” and Oct 7 the album “Swimming in Mercury”.
Boo Hewerdine new “Born” EP June 3 (Reveal Records)
New Album “Swimming In Mercury”  (Reveal Records Oct 7 2016)

Dan Whitehouse New Album “That’s Where I Belong”
(Reveal Records Sep 2 2016)

http://boohewerdine.net
http://www.dan-whitehouse.com
http://revealrecords.co.uk

  • Ticket information

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    The Bristol Folk House
    40A Park Street
    BS1 5JG

    0117 926 2987

    There is 50p Administration fee on all tickets

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