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Folk Bands and Artists with Gigs in London

A Different Thread

Lichfield UK / Durham, NC

A Different Thread’s original songs are inspired by the music that has crossed and crisscrossed the Atlantic Ocean over the generations in true folk fashion, from the rolling …

www.adifferentthread.com
 

Afro Celt Sound System

A European and African based collective who have been a ground-breaking force in music ever since they started, along the way finding kindred spirits across international talent and forging a reputati…

 

AK Patterson

AK Patterson

AK Patterson’s music stems from a background in folk and roots music, having grown up learning the fiddle in Cambridge regularly performing at the Cambridge Folk Festival. Her songs tell dark and myst…

 

Åkervinda

Beautiful, vivid and engaging Nordic folksong. The four singers of Åkervinda take pride in their original and modern interpretation of the traditional folksongs of Scandinavia. It is wonderful to h…

 

Alabaster DePlume

Alabaster DePlume

Musician and poet Alabaster de Plume has toured internationally, engaging dozens of musicians, visual artists, performers and film-makers in a series of original projects around Europe and the UK. His…

www.alabasterdeplume.com
 

Alasdair Roberts

Alasdair Roberts is a musician (primarily a guitarist and singer) who is based in Glasgow Scotland. He has worked with Drag City Records since 1997, firstly releasing three albums of self-written mate…

www.alasdairroberts.com
 

Alden, Patterson and Dashwood

Norwich

Alden Patterson and Dashwood weave rich harmonies with fiddle, dobro and mandolin around a combination of finely crafted original compositions and traditional songs. The trio features members of much …

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Alice Jones

Alice Jones

Ripponden

Alice Jones is a singer, multi-instrumentalist and dancer from Ripponden in West Yorkshire. Her background is deeply rooted in the English folk tradition and the music that she makes instantly reflect…

 

Alice Phelps & Joe Murgatroyd

Alice Phelps & Joe Murgatroyd

Alice Phelps (guitar & vox) and Joe Murgatroyd (clarinet) specialise in old-time jazz and barrelhouse blues - expect pre-war classics from the likes of Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey and Cleo Brown.

 

Alice Phoebe Lou

Alice grew up on a mountainside in South Africa listening to her parent’s records and indulging her love of theatre, arts and music at a local Waldorf school; a formative time that nurtured her indepe…

 

Allan Taylor

Allan Taylor

Incredibly moving moments from a great collector of stories Allan is an observer, noting the individual stories of the people he encounters on his travels and capturing them in his music. And with …

 

Andy Cutting

Andy Cutting

Andy Cutting is an extraordinary musician. A master of the diatonic accordion and most other squeezeboxes, he is a superbly sensitive accompanist, a writer of beautiful and thrilling tunes, a highly i…

 

Andy Irvine

Andy Irvine

Andy Irvine is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as ‘a tradition in himself’. Musician, singer an…

 

Anjana Vasan

London

Singer/Songwriter. Anjana Vasan is a blues singer who writes songs that are a little bit country, a little bit folksy, but isn´t too hung up on labels. Vasan brings a new sort of music to the table…

 

Anna MacDonald

Anna MacDonald

Glasgow

“Anna MacDonald sings Gaelic songs from her new folk album in a voice so lovely it could silence the birds of Barra” – The Glasgow Herald Anna MacDonald is a multi-instrumentalist singer and songwr…

 

Anne-Marie Sanderson

Kendal

Anne-Marie Sanderson´s voice is evocative of birds in flight - soaring, gliding, swooping - and it finds its home among the tall trees of her deft guitar work. Describing Anne-Marie´s distinctive indi…

 

Anny Celsi, Nelson Bragg & Duncan Maitland

From Los Angeles – pop-Americana artists Anny Celsi and Nelson Bragg team up with Dublin’s Duncan Maitland to form a high-energy, high-flying trio. It’s Brill Building hooks, Byrds-y harmonies and Bea…

 

Assembly Lane

Newcastle

Assembly Lane brings together four young Newcastle-based musicians immersed in the shared musical traditions of The British Isles and North America. Their dynamic arrangements of traditional and conte…

 

Bamako Overground

Bamako Overground

London

Born in the devious mind of London’s own Malian rhythm buff, Hans Sutton, Bamako Overground have been busy forging a curious new sound. The trio are irresistibly seduced by the music of west Africa, b…

 

Barbara Dickson

Dickson´s twenty-fourth studio album, Time and Tide, was released in January 2008 featuring a mix of contemporary and folk songs, including “Palm Sunday“, which marked Dickson´s return to songwriting …

 

Barnstormer 1649

Barnstormer aim to do with early music & punk what the Pogues did with Irish music & punk. Attila describes their sound as ‘Roundhead Renaissancecore and Baroque ‘n’ Roll’. The songs are mostly bas…

 

Bee Bakare

Bee Bakare is an acoustic soul pop singer-songwriter based in London, UK. Her music is recognisable by the soulful, rich and warm contralto that features in her sound. Singing and writing from a young…

www.beebakare.com
 

Belshazzar´s Feast

Belshazzar´s Feast

Paul met accordionist Paul Hutchinson in the (long-defunct) band Life of Reilly in 1995. Finding quickly that they had common interests, both musical and extra-curricular, they set up as a duo and cam…

www.belshazzarsfeast.co.uk
 

Ben Somers String Band

Ben Somers String Band

London

Double bassist and vocalist Ben Somers, a member of Bluegrass favorites the Absentees, has played with everyone from Dr John to Bruce Molsky, from Dizzee Rascal to Seal. He´s got a very impressive mus…

 

Benji Kirkpatrick & The Excess

Benji Kirkpatrick & The Excess

Having been at the heart of various successful bands, big band folk trailblazers Bellowhead; power folk trio Faustus; the Seth Lakeman band, Benji concentrates on his own writings with this new outfit…

 

Big Joe Louis & Marco Farris

Big Joe Louis & Marco Farris

Big Joe Louis (guitar & vox) and Marco Farris (blues harp) specialise in the finest old-time blues. Not just a wonderful guitarist, Big Joe Louis has one of the finest blues voices in the UK today- i…

 

Bina Williamson

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Bina Williamson has been performing professionally for about 20 years, mainly as a duo with her husband Robin Williamson. This time, Bina returns with a solo …

 

Bird in the Belly

´Folk album of the year so far´ Sunday Express ´Stark & raw, they boldly go where few artists dare to tread´ Louder Than War Bird in the Belly is collective is made up of solo artist Jinnwoo, fo…

 

Boo Hewerdine

Boo Hewerdine

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 …

 

Breabach

Breabach

Scottish firebrands Breabach are one of the most talked about bands on the folk scene. Their innovative celtic style, blending double bagpipes, flute, fiddle, song and Scottish stepdance, brings to th…

www.breabach.com
 

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