What’s On

Please note: Events are checked regularly but sometimes venues, dates or artists are changed by the event organisers without changing the link so please double check before buying tickets. Sheffield Folk Guide is not responsible for contents of other websites or for any losses caused by cancelled/ altered events. There are several SESSIONS happening most days- please see Jaki’s sessions website. For regular sings including Shape Note singing please see the Useful Info page.

New events will be highlighted in a rainbow box for 2 weeks


March

Saturday 2nd March

2/3 Workshops: Wild Traditions Day at Ecclesall Woods
Introduction to traditional craft, tunes and song. A day of workshops run by Soundpost

2/3 Folk Club: Elbow Jane at Beehive Folk Club, Harthill Village Hall A few floor spots, followed by the guest artist. For tickets email the club after the previous month’s show, to go on the ticket list and pay (£10, cash only) on the door. See club website for details. Bring your own drinks. NB This month on Saturday rather than the usual first Friday. Sold out

2/3 Gig Fretworks at St Columba Church, Crosspool 7.30PM, Free entry / collection for charity Fretworks are a Sheffield based contemporary folk collective. Our repertoire includes trad. folk, folk-rock, blues and originals. Our covers feature songs by Dougie MacLean, Fishermen Friends, Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler.

2/3 Gig: Kootch at Spital Arts, St Leonard’s Church, Chesterfield Folk quartet from Yorkshire and Derbyshire. Beth and Dean Lilleyman, Katy Campbell and Ian Tilbrook. With Ichabod Wolf. 7 for 7.30PM Tickets £10 on the door or email spitalarts@gmail.com


Sunday 3rd March

3/3 Audio walk: Liz Hanks “Land” starting at Bishop’s House. 10 AM Part of Sheffield Festival of Outdoors. Free- booking required. Sold out

3/3 Gig: Cold Bones Lullabies at Mandala Cafe, Chesterfield Road- 5PM, FREE. Rough arsed original songs from the steel city …


Monday 4th March

4/3 Gig: Chris Brain & Katie Spencer at the Lantern Theatre. Katie Spencer’s widely celebrated new album, The Edge of the Land (2022), follows her debut release, Weather Beaten (2019) which was praised for its unique song-craft, spell-binding musicianship and crystal sonic clarity. Chris Brain emerged out of Leeds’ vibrant folk scene in 2022 with his debut, critically acclaimed and widely distributed album, Bound to Rise, reaching #22 in the UK Folk Charts.

4/3 Folk Club: The Domino Effect at Booit Straps Folk Club, The Commercial, Chapeltown. 8-11PM. Weekly club with regular guest nights. Entry £1.


Tuesday 5th March

5/3 Gig: Brooks Williams at Cafe #9 For over three decades he has played stage after stage in town after town, creating new music from the confluence of country, blues and folk. New routes from old roots. And in 2024 Brooks Williams embarks on a rare solo tour, a guitar journey, bringing a rich tapestry of songs and stories to venues in the UK and the US.


Wednesday 6th March

6/3 Gig: Angeline Morrison at Yellow Arch Studios
Angeline mostly makes music in the genres of wyrd folk and psych folk, her work infused with elements of soul music, literature, ‘60s beat pop sounds, folklore, myth and the supernatural. With a feral approach, a handmade sonic aesthetic and a belief in the importance of tenderness, Angeline’s original compositions and re-stitchings of traditional songs focus on storytelling and the small things that often go unnoticed.

6/3 Folk Club: Johnny Campbell at Nether Edge Folk Club Johnny Campbell is passionate about the songs and stories of northern England. Taking inspiration from traditional material, as well as penning new songs of his own, he explores what it means to be human today, as well as looking back at our history. There will be a few floor spots before the guest artist

6/3 Concert: Sidiki Dembélé at Sidney and Matilda Sidiki Dembélé will bring the sounds of his homeland to this show. Originally from Côte d’Ivoire and hailing from a well-known Malian griot family, this performance will see him collaborate with fellow kora virtuoso Modou Ndiaye and percussionist Momo Sangaré for a celebration of all things West Africa. Singer Mariatou Dembélé will join the ensemble. This is a crowd funded concert- see ticket link for details.

6/3 Gig Luke Jackson at Cafe #9 Blessed with a distinctive, bluesy, soulful voice, UK based singer-songwriter Luke Jackson has developed an enviable reputation for himself in the Roots, Folk & Americana circuits by virtue of his acclaimed recordings and dynamic live performances throughout the UK, Europe, Americana & Canada. Sold out.


Thursday 7th March

7/3 Folk Club:  Jim Marshal at Crookes Folk Club, The Princess Royal, Slinn Street, Crookes Doors 8.15, starts 8.30. Floor spots before the guest artist. Entry by donation (cash only please).


Friday 8th March

8/3 Gig: Banjo Jen, Gemma Gray and Julia Waldron at Cafe #9 Three Sheffield songbirds, friends and regular Cafe no.9 dwellers are joining forces again to bring another intimate songwriters’ round to the cafe for International Women’s Day. Banjo Jen, Gemma Gray and Julia Waldron will share their stories, songs and influences, and celebrate the female voice.

8/3 Concert: Ando Glaso Collective at Firth Hall, Uni of Sheffield brings together some of the best musicians from Scotland’s Romanian, Polish, Slovak, Czech and Hungarian Roma communities, to showcase the vibrant and often invisible cultural heritage of Scotland’s Roma people.

8/3 Show: Daniel Martinez Flamenco Company at The Octagon centre. Long-awaited 2nd production Andalucia, a stunning flamenco production accompanied by a chamber orchestra.

8/3 Gig: The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican Ukrainian Centre, Doncaster Scott and JR’s first ever duo show- a fun night of silliness and singalongs


Saturday 9th March

9/3 Gig: Hannah James & Toby Kuhn at The Greystones Rooted in English Tradition but, enriched by her [Hannah’s] collaborations all over Europe, her charismatic blend of accordion, vocals and clog dancing forged an instant chemistry with impressive French cellist Toby, a post classical musician with a taste for improvisation and folk music of all persuasions.  Rearranged gig from last year

9/3 Gig: Folklore Tapes at Bishop’s House A site-specific performance, focused on the history and folklore surrounding the building, its Tudor origins and the apotropaic marks on the woodwork within…. deeply contemplative drone-improv where microtonal meditations, field recordings and scrapings all contribute to highly-charged atmospheres and evocative imagined landscapes.


Sunday 10th March

10/3 Gig: Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow at Cafe #9 [They] combine heartfelt musicality, unparalleled virtuosity and vocal harmony. Using the folk music of the British Isles as a catalyst, Kit and Aaron create dynamic and effervescent interpretations of centuries- old material as well as original songs and compositions

10/3 Gig: Maddie Morris at Live at Sam’s Maddie Morris is an artist who strives to make a difference in the world. Bold, insightful and refreshingly unique, she takes traditional song in new directions to shine a light on contemporary issues, offering new perspectives about the world we live in today. Also available to watch online at Live To Your Living Room


Wednesday 13th March

13/3 Gig: Michael McGoldrick, John Doyle & John McCusker at The Greystones Traditional music from master flautist McGoldrick (Flook, Lunasa and Capercaillie), McCusker (Battlefield Band) and guitarist Doyle. sold out


Thursday 14th March

14/3 Christina Martin at Cafe #9 A powerhouse musician, songsmith, and performer hailing from the windswept East Coast of Canada. Her music dances effortlessly through Pop, Rock, Folk and Americana traditions but stays deftly unchained by any one label, unafraid to venture into stranger waters.

14/3 Folk Club:  April’s Aunt (formerly Carfrae) at Crookes Folk Club, The Princess Royal, Slinn Street, Crookes Doors 8.15, starts 8.30. Floor spots before the guest artist. Entry by donation (cash only please).

14/3 Charity Concert Gloria Monday and Friends at Nether Edge Bowling Club. Raising Money for the Roundabout Young People’s Homelessness charity and Under The Stars – bringing adults with learning disabilities into the performing arts. Featuring Treebeard: Celtic folk-rock, Oranjabanj, a duo we met playing at the friendly Forest Open Mic. Gloria Monday, your very own stripped down Orchestra of Truth, will be opening proceedings and acting as hosts. If you liked Chris and Karen as Break a Leg this is them coming back with a bit more attitude and some new songs.


Friday 15th March

15/3 Gig: Megson at the Wesley Centre, Maltby Combining an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars, MEGSON have gained a reputation not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but also for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo).


Saturday 16th March

16/3 Gig: Robin Grey at Upper Chapel Robin Grey and friends presents an evening of acoustic musical entertainment, featuring Emmy Broughton on harp and flute and Amy Bowles on guitars with support from local legends Soup Review.


Sunday 17th March

17/3 Gig: The Brothers Gillespie at Cafe #9 sold out


Wednesday 20th March

20/3 Gig Sam Lee at Crookes Social Club March 2024 sees the release of Sam Lee’s fourth studio album, ‘Songdreaming.’ …[It] represents the latest stage in the development of Sam Lee’s music, from its roots in traditional folk song to a new way of imagining and performing these old songs, making them relevant for a modern audience.

20/3 Gig: George Sansome & Matt Quinn at Cafe #9. In an exciting new collaboration between two leading lights of their generation of traditional singers, George Sansome (Granny’s Attic) and Matt Quinn (Dovetail Trio) sing traditional folk songs from the British Isles, both unaccompanied, and accompanied by mandolin and guitar. With special support from Seb Stone **** New listing 2nd week ****

20/3 Seven Drunken Nights- the story of the Dubliners at Sheffield City Hall Seven Drunken Nights tells the story of a career spanning 50 years and invokes the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, John Sheahan, Ciaran Bourke and Jim McCann.


Thursday 21st March

21/3 Gig: Captain Of The Lost Waves At Cafe#9 The Captain is a troubadour, storyteller and free thinking renegade. His musical offerings are inspired by the great songwriters and philosophers of yesteryear. This is visceral music for the mind and body, full of dreamy verses, life affirming choruses and sheer audacity. Where melodic invention meets alternative folk, progressive, world and ambient sounds.

21/3 Gig: Mishra & Deepa Shakthi at Firth Hall, Uni of Sheffield In 2022, Mishra met international fusion vocalist Deepa Shakthi. Out of a blossoming musical friendship, they began a collaborative project that takes the soul-stirring euphoria of Deepa’s sufi singing as a starting point, and weaves in the threads of Mishra’s UK folk and Indian classical influences to create a captivating cross-cultural sound. 

21/3 Folk Club: Craig Joiner at Crookes Folk Club, The Princess Royal, Slinn Street, Crookes Doors 8.15, starts 8.30. Floor spots before the guest artist. Entry by donation (cash only please).


Friday 22nd March

22/3 The Longest Johns at The Foundry (Uni of Sheffield Student Union) Bristol’s, The Longest Johns have been singing shanties and folk songs together for years. It
wouldn’t be the obvious path to stardom for most bands but something about the stories, captivating harmonies and the exuberant live show has made them one of those ‘must-see acts’ anywhere you can find them.

22/3 Gig: Chris Wood at The Greystones. An uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the unofficial history of the English speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables.

22/3 Gig: Joe Danks at Cafe #9 A singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in rural Derbyshire. A dynamic and engaging performer, Joe has enthralled audiences across the UK and Europe with his irresistible energy and sensitive, skillful musicianship.

22/3 Charity concert: Some Sheffield Folk Singing and Dancing at Crookes Social Club Fundraiser for St Luke’s Hospice. Thanks to the generosity of our folk friends we have a great line-up of Sheffield-area performers, including singer/songwriter Rosie Hood, harmony quartet Daisychain, fiddler Dave Shepherd (Blowzabella), Five Rivers Morris and Vic Shepherd & John Bowden. Tickets £10 on the door or email- see below

22/3 Gig: The December Flowers & Julia Waldron at Dorothy Pax
The December Flowers: soulful, sun-drenched and 60’s-inspired folk-rock. Sheffield-based singer/songwriter Julia Waldron has been described as ‘The Mae West of Folk and Americana’. Warm, bright, soulful – and as down to earth as they come.


Saturday 23rd March

23-24/3 Raise Your Voice- Weekend Harmony Singing Festival with Melrose Quartet and The Wilsons at Crookes Social Club and Burton Street. A weekend of workshops, meet the bands, two concerts and a big sing for all. Workshop is sold out. Tickets for the Saturday concerts.

23/3 Workshop Fiddle Workshop led by Dave Shepherd at Crookes Social Club. 2-5PM. These workshops are an ideal chance to expand your repertoire and improve your technique. 2 Workshops- English Fiddle Music & Fiddle Music from Central France (at the same venue as the singing workshop above, a separate event)

23/3 Festival: Woodseats Live free festival in various venues around Woodseats. No line up yet but last year included a folky stage.

23/3 Gig Alasdair Roberts at Cafe #9 Glasgow-based singer and guitarist Alasdair Roberts is touring in support of his most recent
solo album Grief in the Kitchen and Mirth in the Hall.


Sunday 24th March

24/3 Gig: Iona Lane at Cafe #9 Driven by awe and wonder of the natural world Iona Lane delivers poetic songs, with subtle musical touches and contemplative melodies that link unheard stories with the world we find ourselves in today.


Monday 25th March

25/3 Folk Club: Monkey’s Fist at Booit Straps Folk Club, The Commercial, Chapeltown. 8-11PM. Weekly club with regular guest nights. Entry £1.


Wednesday 27th March

27/3 Gig: David Ian Roberts and Nick Jonah Davis at Cafe #9 Folk guitarist and singer-songwriter David Ian Roberts and instrumental guitarist Nick Jonah Davis. A joint headline show in an intimate setting.

27/3 Gig: Robert Plant Presents Saving Grace at Sheffield City Hall Plant continues to push boundaries and blow audiences away with Saving Grace. This tour promises to be a rare opportunity to witness the collective’s unique blend of folk, Americana, and blues.


Thursday 28th March

28/3Gig: Gavin Fairhill Lever at Cafe #9 brings together three acclaimed musicians to present a fresh, contemporary folk music born of their diverse roots. Punk fiddle meets jazz bass and Balkan guitar, in a colourful mix of the traditional and the original.

28/3 Folk Club: David Fisher at Crookes Folk Club, The Princess Royal, Slinn Street, Crookes Doors 8.15, starts 8.30. Floor spots before the guest artist. Entry by donation (cash only please).


Friday 29th to Sunday 31st March

29-31/3 Sheffield Folk Sessions Festival A whole, free weekend of Folk music sessions in the fantastic pubs in and around the Kelham Island area of Sheffield. We have no paid acts or formal concerts; all our events are based on the idea of shared music. If you’re a folk Singer or Instrumentalist, you’re sure to find something for you!


Saturday 30th March

30/3 Gig: Alison Cotton at Bishop’s House, Alison creates deeply moving soundworlds that are utterly transportative, incorporating viola, voice, omnichord and percussion with support- Pefkin.


A full list of events for each month will be available 2 weeks before the beginning of that month, and updated as new events are added. Click on the event for link to ticketing or event website. Some future events are also listed- see below. New Gig listings within the last 2 weeks are in a rainbow box. Sold out gigs- it’s worth checking with venues- some have a few tickets to sell in person, or they may have a waiting list, or returns on the day. For larger events try www.twickets.live. There is more information and advice about venues and attending gigs on the “about us” page. Information/ descriptions in italics are take from ticketing/ artist websites.

April

Wednesday 3rd April

3/4 Gig: Lindisfarne at O2 Academy Legendary 70s folk-rock pioneers LINDISFARNE return to form with a classic five-piece line up of long-time members fronted by original founder-member Rod Clements on vocals, mandolin, fiddle and slide guitar.


Thursday 4th April

4/4 Gig: Martin Carthy at Cafe #9. This show sold out within hours of going on sale.

Friday 5th April

5/4 Folk Club: Chris While & Julie Matthews at Beehive Folk Club, Harthill Village Hall A few floor spots, followed by the guest artist. Tickets are usually £10., email to go on the ticket list and pay (cash) on the door, see club website for details. Bring your own drinks.


Wednesday 10th April

10/4 Gig: Shovel Dance Collective at Firth Hall, Uni of Sheffield. A group of nine musicians brought together by a communal passion for the folk music of the British Isles, Ireland and beyond. They nurture and synthesise this material with sensibilities drawn from drone, free improvisation, contemporary classical and metal… Support from Jennifer Reid

10/4 Gig: Imar at The Greystones The music is intense, energetic and precise featuring fast driving tunes, bouncing, infectious reels and slow, beautiful melodic numbers that highlight the skills of each player.


Thursday 18th April

18/4 Gig: Keith James- The Songs Of Nick Drake at The Greystones Nick Drake is the most revered and loved of all this country’s singer/songwriters. He has given us given us timeless songs that shed all the tears of life within their fragile yet perfect lines.


Friday 19th April

19/4 Gig: Tarren at The Greystones Original and traditional material is expertly arranged by this trio of musicians creating music that moves and excites taking folk music to a new place while keeping the pulse of traditional dance at it’s heart.

19/4 Gig: Honey and the Bear at The Wesley Centre, Maltby The British folk and roots duo combine delicately interweaving vocal harmonies with emotive and evocative songwriting. With a diverse range of sounds and textures, and rhythms that flow from the fast and furious to gentle ballads, their live performances are spirited and dynamic.

19/4 Dance: 8-11PM Ceilidh Soc Ceilidh at High Tor, The Edge.34 Endcliffe Cres, Sheffield, S10 3ED. Lively ceilidhs, all are welcome. Mainly students but all ages attend. There is usually a dance display by a Sheffield Morris side in the interval. £5 pay on the door.


Saturday 20th April

20/4 Bryony Griffith & Alice Jones at Bamford Institute with support from Seb Stone Straight up, beautiful and bold folk singing from Yorkshire’s favourite duo supported by Hope Valley’s own ballad singer and pipe player, Seb Stone


Wednesday 24th April

24/4 John Smith at Upper Chapel Steeped in the lineage of British folk and American guitar music, taking his cue from Richard Thompson, John Martyn and Ry Cooder, Smith has evolved and pioneered a transatlantic blend of guitar techniques.

24/4 Brighde Chaimbeul at Samuel Worth Chapel, General Cemetery Brìghde creates utterly hypnotic soundworlds from her virtuosic playing of the Scottish small-pipes, a bellows-powered set of bagpipes with a double-note drone. sold out

24/4 Folk Club Claire Coupland at Nether Edge Folk Club A moving songwriter and compelling guitarist, Claire combines her smooth signature folk finger picking, jazz influenced progressions and soaring melodies. There will be a few floor spots before the guest artist.

24/4 Gig: Tom Moore & Archie Moss + Grace Smith & Sam Partridge at Shakespears. Widely regarded as two of the best players and innovators in traditional folk whose finely-crafted arrangements wield a rare potency. While intrinsically borrowing from English and other European traditional dance form, sonically Moore and Moss have their heads firmly in the present, understanding the values of contemporary music and art making… Grace Smith & Sam Partridge: two beautiful instrumentalists bringing trad and new tunes on fiddle, viola, concertina and wooden flute. **** New listing 2nd week ****


Friday 26th April

26/4 Gig: Mad Dog Mcrea at The Greystones A unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs.


Saturday 27th April

27/4 Eliza Carthy at The Greystones solo show – sold out


May

Thursday 2nd May

2/5 Gig: Blair Dunlop at The Greystones multi award-winning singer/songwriter, Blair Dunlop returns with his new album ‘Let’s Get Out of the Rain’.


Friday 3rd May

3/5 Gig Granny’s Attic at St Andrew’s Church, Psalter Lane. With exceptional musicianship and boundless energy, Granny’s Attic are going from strength to strength. Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (melodeon, anglo concertina, vocals), George Sansome (guitar, vocals) and Lewis Wood (violin, vocals) have honed their skills touring the UK and Europe since 2009.  Also available online at Live to Your Living Room

3/5 Gig: Liz Hanks at Samuel Worth Chapel, General Cemetery Based on the local and natural history of her neighbourhood in Sheffield, Liz Hanks’ ‘Land’ album (Hudson Records) explores both the loss of nature in the urban environment and forgotten natural worlds. With support- Pefkin

3/5 Gig: Jethro Tull at Sheffield City Hall The 11 date tour will indulge fans with songs spanning the bands entire catalogue of music from their 1968 debut album ‘This Was’ through to their latest album ‘RökFlöte’ that was released earlier this year.


Sunday 5th May

5/5 Gig: Lady Maisery at The Greystones. The combined vocal and multi instrumental talents of Rowan Rheinghans, Hazel Askew and Hannah James make up the uniquely captivating band Lady Maisery who have, for over a decade, enraptured audiences throughout the UK and Europe. 2.30PM relaxed matinee performance with families and children welcome (under 12’s free) and 7.30PM evening show


Wednesday 8th May

8/5 Gig: Andy Irvine at The Greystones Hugely loved veteran, one of the truly great Irish singers with a voice that gets to the very soul of Ireland. Hailed by many as a tradition in himself Andy is an icon for traditional music and musicians.


Thursday 9th May

9/5 Gig: Lady Nade at The Greystones Lady Nade is continuing her rise as a multi award winning folk and Americana singer/songwriter.

9/5 Gig: Sam Carter at Samuel Worth Chapel, General Cemetery Over the course of his fifteen-year career, Sam has earned a reputation for vivid, narrative-driven songwriting

9/5 Gig: Nick Hart and Tom Moore at Bishop’s House  touring to promote their recent album ”The Colour of Amber”, a wonderful collection of traditional tunes brought to life with Tom’s viola and Nick’s tenor viol.

9/5 Gig: Jenny Colquitt at Dorothy Pax. Named as one of RnR Magazines ‘Ones to watch for 2022’, emerging artist Jenny Colquitt encompasses a unique combination of Americana, indie and folk rock and pop


Friday 10th May

10/5 Concert: Emergence Collective at Firth Hall, Uni of Sheffield Featuring a revolving lineup and a vibrant mix of ancient and modern instruments, the ensemble brings together exciting combinations of the North’s finest improvisors. Drawing on their collective musical backgrounds in folk, jazz, experimental and early music, they generate a hypnotic, otherworldly kaleidoscope of sound, completely unique to every live performance and every space they perform in.


Saturday 11th May

11/5 Gig: Martin Simpson at Firth Hall, Uni of Sheffield The remarkable intimate solo performances Martin gives go from strength to strength – every gig is a masterclass. He travels the length and breadth of the UK and beyond, giving rapt audiences passion, sorrow, love, beauty, tragedy and majesty through his playing.

11/5 Bonfire Radicals at The Greystones Playing a danceable feast of vibrant music from the British Isles to the Balkans BR are a proper folk melting pot. A hot, swaggering, powerhouse, foot stomping, adrenalin powered prog-folk band whose banging, crashing rollercoaster of sound is alive with thrills and possibilities, a sound guaranteed to get listeners up and dancing.


Friday 17th May

17/5 Gig: Janice Burns and Jon Doran at The Greystones Award winning Anglo – Scottish duo rapidly building a reputation as one of the UK’s foremost touring acts with their relaxed and personable approach to performing.

17/5 Gig: Jack Rutter at Bishop’s House. Yorkshire folk singer Jack Rutter has established himself as one of the standout voices of the folk, roots and acoustic music scene in recent years.

Saturday 18th May

18/5 Scott Doonican at The Lantern Theatre. As the charismatic frontman of the UK’s hardest-working comedy band, ‘The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican’, Scott Doonican is a debonair and theatrical performer with superb hair and more style than you could shake a Milan catwalk at.

18/5 Folk Club: Bryony Griffith and Alice Jones at Royal Traditions, The Village Hall, Dungworth. The evening includes a tunes session, house songs and song session. The first club at the new venue. Hall capacity is currently limited max 60 people so you will need to book a ticket. The plan is to have beer for sale, but this will be confirmed nearer the time. **** New listing ****


Wednesday 22nd May

22/5 Gig: Miranda Sykes at The Greystones Acclaimed multi talented singer, double bass and guitar player, member of Show of Hands. Her rich, spine tingling vocals and strident yet sensitive double bass playing is much in demand and she has worked alongside some of the finest musicians in the world.


Thursday 23rd May

23/5 Gig: Breabach at The Greystones Securely ranked among Scotland’s most skilled, innovative and contemporary folk acts, Breabach unite deep roots in Highland and Island tradition with the innovative Scottish music scene.


Friday 24th to Sunday 26th May

24-26/5 Workshop: Lady Maisery Singing weekend in Stannington Think lovely people from all walks of life singing in a lovely reverberant room together for a whole weekend, with delicious food being cooked for us while we do the hard work of singing in glorious harmony! also running 6-8th Sept


Thursday 30th May

30/5 Gig M.G. Boulter at The Greystones A songwriter and musician living on the Thames coast in Essex


June

Saturday 8th June

8/6 Gig: Charm of Finches at The Greystones. Australian sister duo Charm of Finches delivers intricate folk-pop that is simultaneously graceful and darkly bewitching. Their seamless blood harmonies traverse melancholy and wonder in equal measure.


Wednesday 19th June

19/6 Dance: Topette!! Bal at Crookes Social Club The “Balfolk” style of dancing is easy to pick up, relaxed and lots of fun, but if you don’t fancy dancing, just sit and enjoy the top quality musicianship from this unique quintet.


Friday 28th June

28/6 Gig: Dave Bainbridge and Sally Minnear at the Lantern Theatre. An Evening of Iona Music & More…Award-winning multi-instrumentalist Dave Bainbridge joins forces with Lord of The Dance vocalist and instrumentalist Sally Minnear to bring a spellbinding evening of music that will, in equal measure, have you jigging in (or out of!) your seat or bring a tear to your eye.

November

Saturday 16th November

16/11 Bellowhead at Sheffield City Hall Celebrating 20 years of Bellowhead