London Folk Events and Promoters
The Harrison All Day Folk Festival
The Harrison All Day Folk Festival XIII 15th April 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 11:45 pm
The legendary Harrison All Day Folk Festival returns for its thirteenth installment. Ten hours of magical music all for FREE!
Old Time & Bluegrass and Irish sessions on the ground floor. Plus Sunday Roasts served all day.
The Gator Dog Snappers
South London based Trad gang
Tuba, horns and crunchy vocals
The Gator Dog Snappers met in The Spotted Cat, Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, while on US tour with various bands. Featured at EFG London Jazz festival, regulars at The Magic Garden, Jamboree, Rumpus Party and the UK festival scene. The Snappers enjoy busking, street performance, and fill dance floors at London’s top swing dance events!
Fred Snow & The Bootleg Trio
Fred Snow & The Bootleg Trio deliver gnarly old barrel house tunes, street smart wit & a lingering impression of a Hamburg Rough-house. Quoting Woody Guthrie, Tom Waits, Marlene Dietrich, David Bowie, 3 Mustaphas 3, Jacques Brel, Agnes Bernelle, Alex Harvey, Queen & Velvet Underground as fonts of scant reverence. Usually found loitering in High Society weddings, Shanghai award ceremonies & exclusive gatherings. The group is fronted by Fred Snow, who has written & recorded original material for TV & award winning movie soundtracks, providing opportunities to visit 6 different continents of the world with his own music, bands & solo acts, having been booked to appear with such luminaries as Camille O’Sullivan, Paul O’Grady, Paloma Faith, Kid Creole, Lana Del Rey, Jessie J., Brian Ferry, the Buena Vista Social Club as well as Nile Rogers & Chic!
“The house band of Nightjar & Oriole” – Drink Magazine Asia
Born in the inspired mind of London’s own Malian rhythm buff Hans Sutton, Bamako Overground have been busy forging a new sound. The trio are irresistibly seduced by the music of West Africa, blending its influences overtly and covertly with their own carefully-selected flavours to settle into mystical dance grooves and desert blues. Hans plays his distinctive hybrid drum kit which has previously brought Mandé styles to artists such as Nick Mulvey and Cocos Lovers, while at his flanks are the sparkling guitar of Yaaba Funk co-founder Tobias Sturmer and the hypnotic, heavy bass of folk maestro and Woodburner impresario Theo Bard.
Deep and soulful rhythms meet soaring melodies, while smooth three-part vocal harmonies spin allegories in Bamanakan and English to complete a brew that’s compelling and utterly unique.
‘Deep and soulful rhythms meet soaring melodies while crunching three-part vocal harmonies speak of pilgrimage and placelessness, spinning allegories in Bamanankan and English to complete a brew that’s compelling and utterly unique….they are as compelling live as on record, rewarding each listener with their spiritual grigri grooves, psychedelic desert blues and mystically mazy melodies.’ Folk Radio UK
Judelman’s Interstate Express
Judelman’s Interstate Express is a new band formed literally on the road between an old time square dance in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee and Mardi Gras in New Orleans. The band is formed of Craig Judelman (USA) on Fiddle and vocals, Jack Latimer (AUS) on guitar, mandolin and vocals, and Joe Buirski (UK) on Banjo and Vocals. The group explore the music of the early American immigrant communities and how various styles and cultures combined to form American Folk Music as we know it today. Expect bangin’ old time dance tunes, murder ballads, early rags and blues, and even the odd Yiddish tune for good measure!
The Silken Same
“If we’re talking about being firmly rooted between the traditional and the modern, then no-one embodies that more perfectly …. sparkles with vigour” – Nialler9.
The Silken Same are Galway duo Mossy Nolan and Colm McGowan. Already known in their native Ireland, and having supported a formidable roll call of artists such This is the Kit, LAU, Luka Bloom, Seamus Fogarty, Pictish Trail, RM Hubbert, and Cass McCombs, they are making their UK debut in 2018. Theirs is a sound that artfully combines the bygone and the new, drawing on Irish and Balkan influences; songs that on the face of it will seem instantly familiar, but that supplant the traditional with fresh melodic and conceptual ideas.
M G Boulter
M G Boulter is a songwriter and musician who currently lives on the Thames coast in England. He has released a number of records including his latest With Wolves the Lamb will Lie in 2016. He has also worked alongside many other artists and has been involved in The Simone Felice Group, Emily Portman’s Coracle Band, The Duke and the King and Blue Rose Code, as well as his long time partners, The Lucky Strikes.
“Gorgeous, in a word” ★ ★ ★ ★ Uncut
“Highly recommended” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Independent on Sunday
“Lovely.. ” ★ ★ ★ ★ Mojo
Three Dollar Shoe
Three Dollar Shoe have been together now since 2012 – a handsome trio in the form of Adam Mace, Adrian Lever and Jerry Bloom on mandolin/banjo, guitar and fiddle. They have graced the sessions and folk clubs of London with their dexterous playing and uplifting presence and ventured beyond into festivals and theatres with an array of tunes from around the Isles and across the Atlantic. In summer of 2014, they were joined by Irish singer Ruth Corey, a native of County Tyrone. A vivacious and soulful voice, Ruth has applied her vocal chords to many a genre but her heart belongs to the songs passed down to her.
Dan Korn & Joe Sharp
Singer-songwriter Dan Korn weaves beguiling melodies around exquisitely-crafted lyrics. His evocative songs are “laden with farewells”. Korn is performing as a duo with the amazing Joe Sharp (vocals / bass).
“The heady mixture of enchanting melodies, considered lyrics and skilful guitar make for a captivating experience.” Fairlight Sessions, London
“Toe-tapping, smile-inducing, smooth as silk, Dan Korn is definitely a keeper…an oddity, and that’s a good thing.” Somojo Magazine
GIGS COMING UP
Sunday 14th April · 12:00AM · The Harrison · Kings Cross · free