Music, Folk & world

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Kate Rusby

One of the British folk scene's best-loved artists and the voice of contemporary English folk music.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Sat 6 Dec

£26.50 / 01274 432000

  • 19:30

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Thu 16 Oct

£22 (Children £15 under 16s) / 01256 844244

  • 19:30

Cheltenham Town Hall

Sun 19 Oct

£22 / 0844 576 2210

  • 19:30

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Balkanarama

A blend of klezmer, Balkan, gypsy punk and electronic beats featuring live music, bellydancing, VJs and a live jam session.

Glasgow School of Art

Sat 25 Oct

£9 in advance; £10 on the door / 0141 353 4500

Featuring Smash Kafana.

  • 22:30 – 02:00

Potterrow, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

£9 in advance; £10 on the door / 0131 650 4673

Featuring Smash Kafana.

  • 22:00 – 03:00

The Big Shoogle

A ceilidh and a half with music from the ever-raucous Big Shoogle.

Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 19 Nov

£20 (inc buffet and entry to prize draw) / 0141 357 4000

Carrying Stream Festival

Annual celebration of the life and work of Hamish Henderson, the founding father of the Scottish folk revival. His legacy is celebrated with a range of events including storytelling, gigs, traditional music and poetry.

Various venues, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Nov

Times & prices vary

Thu 6 Nov

Times & prices vary

Fri 7 Nov

Times & prices vary

…and 5 more dates until 12 Nov

John Smith

The well-travelled, Devon-born artist plays music of unashamed romanticism and warm lyricism on the acoustic guitar. Just don't try to Google him.

The Cluny, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sun 16 Nov

£10 / 0191 230 4474

  • 19:30

Colchester Arts Centre

Fri 21 Nov

£10 / 01206 500900

  • 20:00

The Greystones, Sheffield

Mon 24 Nov

£13 / 0114 266 5599

  • 20:00

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Annual Hamish Henderson Lecture

Dolina McLennan presents this year's folk music lecture.

Edinburgh City Chambers

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 0131 529 4003

Part of Carrying Stream Festival.

  • 12:30

Carrie Elkin

The folky Texas singer-songwriter performs tracks from her new album For Keeps.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Fri 26 Sep

£15 ( £13; £13; Children £13 under 16s) / 01256 844244

  • 20:00

The Glad Café, Glasgow

Sat 4 Oct

£11.47–£13.50 / 0141 636 6119

With Lynne Hanson. Part of Glasgow Americana Festival.

The Kitchen Garden, Birmingham

Tue 30 Sep

£8 / 0121 443 4725

  • 19:30 – 22:30

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Gavin Marwick

One of Scotland's most prominent fiddlers.

Dundee Rep

Wed 12 Nov

£16 (£14) / 01382 223530

Julie Fowlis

Award-winning Gaelic singer/multi-instrumentalist Julie Fowlis presents a solo set.

Albert Halls, Stirling

Sat 27 Sep

£16.50–£17.50 (£14.50) / 01786 473544

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 29 Sep

£19.60 / 0131 668 2019

Woodend Barn Arts Centre, Banchory

Fri 26 Sep

£18 (£16) / 01330 825431

Martin Simpson

Brilliant mix of English tradition and American music from the virtuoso fingerstyle guitarist and singer, a former BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year.

The Atkinson, Southport

Thu 25 Sep

£14; £12 adv / 01704 533333

  • 19:30

Band on the Wall, Manchester

Tue 30 Sep

£16.50 adv; £14.50 early bird / 01618 341786

  • 19:30

Black Swan Inn, York

Sat 4 Oct

£18 (£16) / 01904 632922

  • 20:00

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Mary Gauthier

Sharp, often devastating emotional observation leavened with a dose of humour from the Louisiana-born songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player.

The Atkinson, Southport

Sun 2 Nov

£15 / 01704 533333

  • 19:30

The Glee Club, Birmingham

Wed 1 Oct

£14 / 0871 472 0400

  • 19:45 – 22:15

Kings Place, London N1

Wed 5 Nov

Hall One

£15.50 / 020 7520 1490

  • 20:00

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Michelle Shocked

US roots star, whose style encompasses everything from her early campfire folk to full-blooded country swing.

Blue Cat Cafe Bar, Stockport

Thu 2 Oct

£16 / 0161 432 2117

  • 20:00 – 23:00

The Mash House, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Oct

£16.87 / 0131 220 2987

Woodend Tennis & Bowling Club, Glasgow

Sun 5 Oct

£15 / 0141 959 1428

  • 20:00

Robyn Hitchcock

The ex-Soft Boys frontman returns to the stage to perform tracks from his vast back catalogue.

Cambridge Junction

Mon 6 Oct

J2

£17 adv / 01223 511511

  • 20:00

Colchester Arts Centre

Tue 7 Oct

£12 / 01206 500900

  • 20:00

Colston Hall, Bristol

Thu 2 Oct

The Lantern

£15 / 0117 922 3686

  • 19:30

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Scott Matthews

Solo artist from Wolverhampton whose folk/blues influenced sound can be heard on albums Passing Stranger and Elsewhere, the latter of which featured a duet with Robert Plant.

The Cluny, Newcastle upon Tyne

Fri 3 Oct

£13.50 / 0191 230 4474

  • 20:00

Colchester Arts Centre

Thu 16 Oct

£12.50 / 01206 500900

  • 20:00

Fri 24 Oct

£12.50 / 01206 500900

  • 20:00

Huntingdon Hall, Worcester

Thu 9 Oct

£14.56–£15.68 / 01905 611427

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Show of Hands

Enigmatic folk duo performing original songs, top-quality vocals and harmonies.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Thu 23 Oct

£19 / 01727 844488

  • 19:30

Fri 14 Nov

£19 / 01727 844488

  • 19:30

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Fri 28 Nov

£21 (Children £13 under 16s) / 01256 844244

  • 19:45

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Wed 22 Oct

£19.50 / 01892 530613

  • 19:30

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Simon Mayor and Hilary James

World-renowned virtuoso mandolin player Mayor plays with Hilary James – a singer with 'a voice like an angel' and sometimes a mandobass the size of herself. The duo's repertoire spans folk, traditional, Celtic, swing, blues and classical music, employing a diverse range of instruments from banjo to double bass.

Crawley Village Hall, Winchester

Sat 25 Oct

£15

  • 19:30 – 23:00

Crescent Centre, Mansfield

Wed 12 Nov

£13

  • 19:30

Fairplace Chapel, Okehampton

Sat 8 Nov

£10

  • 19:30 – 23:00

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Tim O'Leary

Trad folk.

Captains Bar, Edinburgh

Fri 26 Sep

Free

  • 21:00

Alastair Savage

Traditional and contemporary Scots fiddle music.

Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey

Thu 16 Oct

£8

  • 19:30 – 21:30

St Bride's Episcopal Church, Glasgow

Fri 5 Dec

£10

Alastair is joined by Euan Drysdale on guitar/piano, Eddie McGuire on flute and Ewan Robertson on whistle/flute for an evening of traditional and contemporary Scottish music in aid of the St Bride's organ fund.

  • 19:30 – 21:30

St James Church, Southampton

Sat 18 Oct

£8 (Children free)

  • 19:30 – 21:30

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Andrew Gordon

Scottish folk music.

Shieldbank Coffee Shop, Saline

Sat 29 Nov

£10 / 01383 852621

  • 19:30 – 22:30
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Anthony John Clarke

Northern Irish singer/songwriter known among other things for his bright red guitar.

Bodmin Folk Club @ The Mason's Arms

Fri 25 Sep 2015

Phone for prices

  • 20:15

Faldingworth Memorial Hall, Market Rasen

Sat 19 Sep 2015

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01673 843036

The Lyceum Tavern, Newport

Thu 24 Sep 2015

Phone for prices / 07966 754366

  • 20:30

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Balerno Music Festival

This community-run music festival returns for a second year with folk and classical concerts and workshops and a distinctly family-orientated feel. Featuring performances from the Roger Cull Jazz Group, Heriot-Watt University's Excelsior Wind Ensemble, and students from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. The…

Various Venues, Edinburgh

Wed 24 Sep

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07710 703372

Thu 25 Sep

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07710 703372

Fri 26 Sep

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07710 703372

…and 16 more dates until 12 Oct

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba

World music from award winning ngoni (West African lute) player Bassekou Kouyate.

Whitby Pavilion Complex

Fri 17 Oct

£75 / 01947 604855

  • 12:00 – 23:00

The Belhaven Best Dunbar Traditional Music Festival

The 26th year for this free music festival, which favours Celtic and traditional Scottish and Irish music.

Various venues: Dunbar

Fri 26 Sep

Times & prices vary. / 07764 170399

Sat 27 Sep

Times & prices vary. / 07764 170399

Sun 28 Sep

Times & prices vary. / 07764 170399

Ben Sands

Life, love and the ways of the world from Ben Sands.

The Admiral, Glasgow

Tue 30 Sep

£8 / 0141 221 7705

  • 20:00

Arts Centre Washington

Thu 2 Oct

Phone for prices / 0191 219 3455

  • 19:30

Edinburgh Folk Club

Wed 15 Oct

£10 (£9; Members £7) / 0131 650 2458

  • 20:00 – 23:00

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