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ANGEL WEBAngel Snow plus Ida Wenøe

Tuesday 14th November 2017

The Admiral Bar Glasgow (In association with the Star Folk Club)

8pm start, tickets £12
Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

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NASHVILLE-based singer/songwriter, Angel Snow is heading to Glasgow in November for a show at The Admiral.

Her layered, textured music is an acclaimed and glorious sonic mix of country, folk and pop – songs that give people hope, she says.

Her second album, Magnetic, was released earlier this year and it appeared following a period when Angel was involved in writing songs for the likes of Grammy-award winner, Alison Krauss.

Three of Angel’s songs are on Krauss’s 2011 album, Paper Airplane. and prompted Nashville’s Music Row to crown Angel “Nashville’s next stealth pop weapon.”

“… her smooth, dark chocolate voice and sense of melody meshes exquisitely with her new sonic style.” – American Songwriter.

Ida Wenøe (pron. EEda VAYnoo) is an indie-folk artist of the highest calibre, with tinges of Americana and a Nordic inflection, the sum of the musical parts creating a rare beast and a thing of great beauty.

2016 saw a whistle-stop 7-day introductory UK tour, which showcased her genuinely unique talent as a solo artist here for the first time, bolstered by radio plays from BBC6Music’s Tom Ravenscroft and Gideon Coe.

 

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nathan-bell-webNathan Bell plus Jack Henderson

Friday 17th November 2017
The Admiral Bar Glasgow
Tickets £13 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 & from The Admiral
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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

He picked up glowing 5-star reviews for his last album, I Don’t Do This for Love, I Do This for Love – a CD that won him more media exposure in the space of a few weeks than he had experienced for a long time.

And, Nathan Bell ended 2016 on another high after featuring as one of the Best Male Performers of the Year in the Readers’ Poll at the influential AmericanaUK website.

He made a rare visit to these shores in February for an appearance with James McMurtry at Celtic Connections, and stunned a capacity crowd into hushed silence when he took the stage at Oran Mor.

Reviewing the performance for AmericanaUK, writer Paul Kerr said:
“It was a raucous crowd that faced Bell when he bounced onto the stage but within minutes he had them transfixed with barely a murmur to be heard, his confident delivery and wry humour demanding attention, “Gruff and tender with a poet’s voice and a sincere sense of justice Bell is the real deal…do yourself a favour and catch this true American troubadour. You won’t be disappointed.”

Nathan has a new album “Love>Fear (48 Hours In Traitorland) – a stark, acoustic soundtrack for the times we are living in – that is winning him more attention on both sides of the Atlantic

Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express

plus Curse Of Lono

Sunday 19th November 2017

La Belle Angele Edinburgh

Tickets £17.50 from Tickets Scotland 0131 220 3234

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Doors 7pm, 7.45pm start

Chuck Prophet and The Mission Express will bring their raucous, glorious and majestic show to Edinburgh on November 19 this year.

His Glasgow gig earlier this year was a terrific example of a crowd- pleasing showman with a top-notch American songbook behind him to deliver big style rock ‘n roll – it was a full-on love in between the frontman/guitarist and a audience who roared their approval throughout.

Tracks from his latest release, Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins, his 13th solo effort since his Green On Red Days, slotted into the set easily and rowdily.

There’s a lot of humour around when Chuck hits the stage with his ace band, and he’s one of those performers who clearly and dearly loves what he does.

“Chuck never fails to deliver a 100 per cent, good-time-for-all type show, so this Edinburgh gig promises to be another great night for all,” said Kevin Morris of The Fallen Angels Club.

“…a charmed and charming performer” – The Scotsman

hedi-talbot

New Rearranged date Sunday 19th November.

Sunday 19th November

St Andrew’s In The Square Glasgow

Tickets £16 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

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Heidi Talbot’s fifth solo LP plays to the tune of quiet skips and giant leaps. It crosses the ages, jumps into the unknown, traverses oceans and musical styles – from folk, through Americana, to classic pop, and back again. The Co Kildare singer / songwriter, who now resides in Scotland with her musical partner and husband John McCusker, is joined by a host of musicians and co-writers on the album, including Louis Abbott (Admiral Fallow), Duke Special, Adam Holmes and Boo Hewerdine.

“The title, Here We Go, 1, 2, 3, takes that idea of jumping, whether it’s into new musical territories, new bands, a new studio, new label, new family – new everything, really,” says Talbot, the recipient of 2008’s Indie Acoustic award and multiple BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominations.

Adam Holmes & The Embers & Rachel Sermanni

Saturday The Pleasance Theatre Edinburgh

Tickets £15 from Tickets Scotland 0131 220 3234

SOLD OUT

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Adam Holmes and The Embers and Rachel Sermanni are planning a joint headlining Autumn Tour of the UK including a one-night only show in Edinburgh at The Pleasance Theatre on Saturday, November 25.

Adam Holmes has emerged as one of the rising stars on the Scottish music scene, with influences from either side of the Atlantic mixing traditional and contemporary folk with his own brand of Americana.

It’s a musical mix that’s winning him more and more fans and latest album, Brighter Still, has brought him even greater attention.

Rachel Sermanni is a stylish musician and artist whose reputation as a folk-noir balladeer is, like her fellow headliner’s, going only upwards.

Fans and critics alike were thrilled by Tied To The Moon, her sophomore studio release of 2015.

As a double-header featuring two of Scotland’s brightest talents, this show promises to be a memorable one.

Both Adam and Rachel are terrific live performers with a catalogue of songs that are intriguing and hugely appealing.

Danny And The Champions Of The World

plus William The Conqueror
Wednesday 6th December 2017

Stereo Glasgow

Tickets from £14 Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

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Doors: 7.30 pm, 8pm start

Multi award-winning band, Danny & The Champions of the World return to Glasgow in December for another breathless musical evening.

Their sixth release, Brilliant Light, is an 18-track, double album and the glowing reviews it has won just keep coming.

Their show at Stereo on Wednesday, December 6 will be another chance to savour their terrific, skillful brand of Southern/Celtic sounds alongside country, folk, rock and soul.

This is a glorious band that brings a crowd to its feet from the opening notes.
Great, catchy and feel-good songs buoyed by strong musicianship and a unique rapport with audiences make the band real standouts on today’s musical stage.

“Their shows are a non-stop thrill with terrific songs all the way through the set list, so we’re in for a cracker,” said Kevin Morris, of the Fallen Angels Club.

“If there’s a better country soul band in the UK, hats may have to be eaten” – Mojo

 

An Evening with Lau
(Decade Best Of Lau 2007-2017)

Thursday 7th December 2017
The Queens Hall Edinburgh

Tickets £19/£17/£15 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Tickets Scotland 0131 220 3234

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Bar Open 7pm, doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Lau is the pioneering contemporary folk trio comprising three of the UK’s finest traditional musicians: Kris Drever (vocals, guitar), Martin Green (accordion, wurlitzer, keys, electronics) and Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle). Lau has garnered four awards for “Best Group” at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and also appeared on the Later… With Jools Holland TV show (BBC 2 TV). Individual members have all won multiple awards and recognition for their solo work.

Kris Drever is shortlisted for Folk Singer of The Year 2017 & Best Original Track 2017, Martin Green nominated for Best Album 2017 & Best Original Track 2017 at this year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Lau announces the release of its first ever retrospective album, Decade (The Best of 2007-2017). A compilation of the trio’s best tracks, curated by the band and manager Tom Rose from the song and tune suggestions of their very many fans.  As you might expect for a band as renowned for its brilliant stage performances as recordings, Lau will be taking this retrospective material to concerts and festival stages throughout the summer of 2017 and then touring it in the UK during the November and December 2017.

“The U.K’s best live band, Lau are remarkable – the most musically adventurous trio in British folk: exquisite and hypnotic, musicianship at its best” (The Guardian)For a decade, O’Donovan wielded her instrument with tensile strength as the captivating lead singer of the Boston-based progressive string band Crooked Still. She was a featured vocalist on “The Goat Rodeo Sessions,” the Grammy-winning album by Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile, has made regular appearances on A Prairie Home Companion and collaborated with some of the most eminent names in music across a wide variety of genres from Alison Krauss to Dave Douglas.

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