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Welcome again to my “blog” which aims to be a one stop shop for N.E. gigs including folk and roots gigs through my podcast and blog/gig guide as well as through regular tweets and postings on Facebook.
Thank you to all those artists and venues over the last month who have responded so enthusiastically to this venture as well as providing useful feedback. As from this month as promised the gig guide will still have a listings element to it, but the descriptions will be briefer and there will be more audio/video content. PLesae click on the blue hyper texts links for more content/info/sounclips.
Now what can be found below:
Community Radio and Roots Music
Bits and Pieces to end with including that the June podcast and guide will be out June 2ndt with Hannabiell and Midnight Blue being the featured artists with a Latin/Lusaphone emphasis to the edition to mark the VAMOS festival in Newcastle 14th June to 14th July 2013.
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Northeast artists of the month :Tyde
Tyde are Seth Tinsley, guitar and vocals, Heather Gessey (fiddle/vocals) and Andrew Waite (accordion). They are from the Tynedale area and play dynamic contemporary folk. I have seen them in concert. It was at the launch of their first album, a couple of years ago: a memorable night at Queen's Hall in Hexham. I went away with a copy of the CD, a smile on my face and a spring in my step...see what you think! Busy month for Seth as he gives his finals performance at Sage Gateshead (See gig guide below)...Good luck Seth! The podcast begins and ends with tracks from their new album "The Hidden Spoon". Catch them live this month at the Ship Inn, Low Newton by the Sea, Northumberland on May 25!
Artist/Track/Album/ Web link for more info/Start time on podcast-use this to find a track or to skip if not to your taste!
Tyde/ Katrina/The Hidden Spoon /Tyde / http://www.tydefolk.com/home.cfm
Karine Polwart/Don’t Worry/Traces/ http://www.karinepolwart.com/ /
Ganesh and Kumaresh/ Ka Va Va/Samarpanam/ http://www.ganeshkumaresh.org/
Alister Fraser and Natalie Haas/Alien Ceilidh/In the Moment/ http://www.alasdairfraser.com/ /
The Toy Hearts/ This Little Kitty/Femme Fatale/ http://www.thetoyhearts.com/
Dead Belgian/Madelaine/Love and Death-The Songs of Jacques Brel/ http://www.deadbelgian.com/
Rachid Taha/ Ana/Zoom/http:// www.rachidtahaofficial.com/
Mariama Kouyate/Sara Gnima/ Teranga/ http://www.sternsmusic.com/disk_info/STCD1118-19
Crossings Band/Crossing Many Hills/Live at the Cluny/ http://www.thecrossingsband.com/home.cfm
Kate Doubleday/ Pied Flycatcher/ Pied Flycatcher/ http://www.katedoubleday.com/
Lotte Mullan/Fire in My Soul/ Plain Jane / http://www.lottemullan.com/
Bruce Molsky/Cousin Sally Brown/ Plain Jane/ http://www.lottemullan.com/
Horizontal Sunday / Musicus Dolomiticus/It’s Complicated/ http://www.horizontalsunday.co.uk/
Barrule/ Ni Kiarree fo Niaghtey/ http://www.barruletrio.com/donate-download/
Blair Dunlop/Bags Outside the Door/Blight and Blossom/ http://blairdunlop.com/ /
Tyde/ Pietros/ The Hidden Spoon/http://www.tydefolk.com/home.cfm
Wednesday 1st May
Reknowned Kentish folk singer and brilliant wordsmith.
Scottish folk singer songwriter with a probing mind and lyrics keenly sensitive to the issues of today.
Click here for Gala, Durham.
Thursday 2nd May
Songwriting/folk legend Tom Paxton
By Toutatis, Lee Maddison, Kid Kirby: The Polite Room: Gala Theatre, Durham
Saltburn band headline this intimate gig with great folk-rock tunes.
Friday 3rd May
Holy Moly and the Crackers, last month's featured NE artists on Newcastle Roots Music Radio and support from Your Casket or Mine and Joe Solo.
Karnatic violin duo get the "Fiddles on Fire" Festival off to a south India start! Presented in conjunction with Gem Arts.
Highly respected British blues combo.
Saturday 4th May
Cross cultural Scottish-Norwegian project; "As the Crow Flies".
|Rona and Marit|
Dutch quartet: Groove, improvisation, passion = a blast on stage.
An absolute smorgasbord of folk string talent drawing from a variety of traditions.
A profoundly musical blend of gypsy jazz, classical and folk music ends the day at the festival.
An evening with the finest Johnny Cash tribute band East of Tennessee. With support from the amazing Alex Ross & The Sons of Encouragement.
Highly influential singer-songwriter from north of the Border.
Sunday 5th May
Bluegrass/Western Swing from Brum from the Toy Hearts, plus more bluegrass from Vera.
Listen to the Toy Hearts Click here!
Norway, Sweden and Shetland fiddling traditions in the hands of three fine young fiddlers.
One of Ireland's finest fiddlers.
New English folk music interwoven with storytelling from a master Swedish teller of tales.
2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards nominee for musician of the year...enough said then re this Scots fiddler!
Klezmer and baroque fiddler.
Folk all dayer with Gareth Davies-Jones, Carly Blain, David Newey, Shona Kipling, Kat Davidson, Horizontal Sunday and Landermason.
Hannabiell & Midnight Blue is a high energy ensemble that fuses Jazz, Afro-Caribbean & Latin drumming, Afro-beat, Funk, and Reggae to create their unique sound!
Holy Moly and the Crackers; The Chimney Boys: Head of Steam, NewcastleMonday 6th May
Tuesday 7th May
Tom, Maggie & Emma Spiers sing a variety of folk songs, mainly but not exclusively traditional material from the north east of Scotland.
Wednesday 8th May
Life affirming intensely personal songs from this colossus of roots music and the craft of the singer-songwriter.
Three piece country blues band with some musical welly direct from Brown County, Indiana!
Thursday 9th May
Roots harmony vocals from these roots-reggae stalwarts presented by Boss Sounds
Imaginative and finely crafted folk songs from Reg at the Queen's Head in Rothbury.
Blending folk with classical music and comedy plus the odd music hall song thrown in. If you like Mozart, Beethoven, Elvis Presley and The Spinners avoid them - you have been warned! “Tantalizing tunes performed with wit and finesse” – Verity Sharp, BBC Radio 3
Irish singer-songwriter from the famous Sands family.
Friday 10th May
Reggae festival, live performances and DJs to May 13.
Saturday 11th May
Excellent singer songwriter Lotte brings her craft to Durham.
One of the best young performers on the English acoustic scene.
Ladies of Midnight Blue:at Co -operative Women’s Challenge 2020 North: Beacon, Newcastle
Serious Sam is serious about 50s Rock and Roll and Rockabilly-Quality music from Yorkshire, Local talents: Holy Moly (Bin fire blues and more) and Trev Gibb, singer-songwriter.
Sunday 12th May
Launch night of this weekly Sunday night Latin event with Latin music and DJs!
|Newcastle Latin Band Burundanga|
Fresh from a sell out tour Stockton seemed the next best place..check out the above link!
Monday 13th May
Tuesday 14th May
Wednesday 15th May
Superb folk combined with humour and elemnts of circus.
One of the great Scottish folk bands.
Thursday 16th May
Swampy, folksy, country blues.
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell: Sage Gateshead
No introduction needed?
Friday 17th May
See above entry and vid. for the Cluny 2, 16/5/13.
One of the northeast's leading world music bands.
The Tea Party Presents Sidney Bailey’s No Good Punchin Clowns
Support from Monkey Junk
Saturday 18th May
Vocal folk duo bring their superbly talented contemporary and traditional songs to this beautiful north Northumberland spot.
Acoustic Singer Songwriter Sam Sallon and Acoustic Singer songwriter Jay Leighton make a double header main act gig at The Old Cinema Launderette, Durham
With support from Meghann Cluny.
Considered by many as the premier old-time fiddler in the world!
Sunday 19th May
Local singer-songwriter, smooth vocals, tackles social injustice through the power of music.A fine songwriting partnership hailed "the Beatles" of the folk world.
Rob Heron and The Tea Pad Orchestra, The King Bees, Holy Moly and The Crackers, The Honey Bop Trio, The Bill Kaman Band + DJ’s.
As per 18/5: Davy Lamp entry.
Monday 20th May
Tuesday 21st May
Indie folk band from the U.S.
Liverpool based band playing with a unique sound the music of Jacques Brel (1929-78) , the iconic Belgian singer-songwriter. Watch Dead Belgian's inspiration Jacques Brel here.
Wednesday 22nd May
Canadian Indie Folk Rock.
Thursday 23rd May
The culmination of work with Broomley First School for Ben, known for his percussive guitar playing and Kat for her background in the songs of Northumberland. Also featuring the Stocksfield Stompers.
North Tyne duo who brilliantly fuse jazz and folk with their new album on tour at the Queen's Head, Rothbury!
The Geordie fiddler with Newcastle based acoustic guitarist Dave Newey.
Friday 24th May
Vocal folk quartet comprising students from the folk degree armed with good banter!
The four-piece, hailing from Mexico, Trinidad and England but now resident in the suitably cosmopolitan city of Bristol, make feel-good, sunshine-happy music for cool and groovy summer nights.
English folk musician, member of the current Albion Band and armed with an acclaimed album "Blight and Blossom".
A real talent amidst young Scottish singer-songwriters.
Saturday 25th May
One of Scotland's best songsmith's with talented young Scottish folk duo
Talented young Tynedale folk trio , and featured podcast artists bring their dynamic music to this beautifully situated cosy sea side pub for an intimate gig which will no doubt include tracks from their 2nd and new album "The Hidden Spoon"!
Reknowned Irish storyteller with a poetic musicality.
Double MOBO award winning jazz saxophonist.
The king of kwassa kwassa!
Sunday 26th May
Great trio of energetic young folk groups.
Gig in the Park Tim Edey and Brendan Power Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra: Bandstand, Abbey Grounds, Hexham:Hexham Gathering
Legendary duo of guitar, button accordion and harmonica excellence alongside the eclectic Old Time Tyneside combo.Music from Congo.
Monday 27th May
Tuesday 28th May
A very nice folkie way to spend your afternoon!
A nice folkie way to follow up the above!
NE roots/folk master musician provides a very nice way to pass this Tuesday night by the sea.
Wednesday 29th May
A very nice folkie way to spend your afternoon!
Folk duo from Scotland with a distinguished pedigree.
Thursday 30th May
A very nice folkie way to spend your afternoon!
This compact, versatile, acoustic trio create a powerful and wholly distinctive sound with the accordion wizard Jamie Smith, gifted fiddle-player Tomas Callister and Adam Rhodes on bouzouki and electronics. They present their debut album with support from Shona Mooney and Amy Thatcher of The Shee.