|Folk and Roots presents FolkOnMonday, a night of the best of the folk and roots scene held (normally) on the first and third Mondays of the month in London. |
Our next event will be held on Wednesday 10th September - presenting Presenting Angus Lyon and Duncan Lyall
Two of Scotland’s finest composers, Angus Lyon and Duncan Lyall, embark on a double bill tour of ‘3G’ and ‘Infinite Reflections’ which orginated as Celtic Connections Commissions in 2011 and 2012 respectively. In 2013 both Angus and Duncan combined their musical talents and bands to launch their albums of the commissions in a double bill concert at Celtic Connections Festival. .
See www.folkonmonday.co.uk for tickets and full details.
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Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra
"Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra are one of the hardest working bands in the UK roots circuit...
...with thousands of touring miles under their belts, they have earned themselves a sizeable fan base in the UK, Europe and beyond. Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, they play their own brand of Western Swing, Blues, Gypsy Jazz and Country, or “North Eastern Swing” as they've coined it."
Their style is more eclectic than most, influenced by early 20th century American music, with the addition of “razor-sharp” solos, great arrangements and original songs; their music harks back to a golden age whilst staying perfectly modern. The songs are penned by Rob Heron, a crazy fool for country music and a full time dandy-cowboy. His songs are full of character, satire, and good old fashion hollerin’.
Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra are on tour throughout September and beyond ..
See www.teapadorchestra.co.uk for details..
Gren Bartley is a prolific and exceptional songwriter. He is constantly touring and forever writing. The new album “Winter Fires” (out Spring 2013) is set to build further upon the success of 2012’s critically acclaimed “Songs To Scythe Back The Overgrown”.
“A quiet triumph, no less” - fRoots
Showcasing his “phenomenal” guitar playing and poetry driven lyrics, the new album also marks the first time Gren will be performing some of the tour with his band. This new line up reinforces Bartley’s highly regarded musicianship and penchants for catchy melodies and absorbing narratives.
Gren Bartley is on tour, see www.grenbartley.com for full details!
David Gibb and Elly Lucas are a young duo hailing from Derbyshire in the Midlands. They play a mixture of original and re-worked traditional material and have toured the UK extensively as part of David Gibb & The Pony Club. They were chosen as finalists in the prestigious BBC Young Folk Awards 2011 and on the road have supported such acts as Bob Fox, Coope, Boyes & Simpson, Megson, Mark Chadwick (of The Levellers) and 3 Daft Monkeys.|
David Gibb and Elly Lucas have a number of dates in May and beyond - see www.gibbandlucas.co.uk for full details.