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    Join Aylesbury Folk Club for their regular gathering in the Queens Park Annexe.

    Hosted by our resident folk artists - singer Amanda Diamond and guitarist Eddy Richards - these friendly meetings offer folk enthusiasts the chance to perform to a warm and appreciative crowd; all are welcome!

    And if you don't fancy performing you can still come along and enjoy great music, friendly company and even grab yourself a drink from the Limelight bar.

    Performers: £2.50
    Non-performers: £4.50
    Concessions: £3.50

    Please note there is no advanced booking for the 'Folk in the Annexe' events, admission is paid on the door.

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    Bob Fox is among the best-loved and hardest-working singer / guitarists in Britain, having been a popular fixture at folk clubs and festivals for over forty years.

    In recent years he reached a new audience thanks to role as Song Man in the hit stage adaptation of War Horse.

    His fine voice and diverse repertoire are sure to appeal to all ages.

    Click for more info....Bob Fox - Official Website

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    Join Aylesbury Folk Club for their regular gathering in the Queens Park Annexe.

    Hosted by our resident folk artists - singer Amanda Diamond and guitarist Eddy Richards - these friendly meetings offer folk enthusiasts the chance to perform to a warm and appreciative crowd; all are welcome!

    And if you don't fancy performing you can still come along and enjoy great music, friendly company and even grab yourself a drink from the Limelight bar.

    Performers: £2.50
    Non-performers: £4.50
    Concessions: £3.50

    Please note there is no advanced booking for the 'Folk in the Annexe' events, admission is paid on the door.

    Click for more info....Aylesbury Folk Club - Facebook Group

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    World renowned guitarist, singer and songwriter Martin Simpson releases his 20th solo album in 40 years ‘Trails & Tribulations’ on September 1st 2017 via Topic Records. The brand-new studio album, his first new solo work since 2013’s widely praised ‘Vagrant Stanzas’, will be available in standard and deluxe CD, digital download and standard vinyl (the latter through Vinyl 180).

    ‘Trails & Tribulations’ is a collection of songs about nature, about travels and about real life stories. There are traditional songs, poems and contemporary songs by great writers, and songs that I had to write because nobody else knew what I wanted to say. I travel, I learn songs, I write and try to get better at the skills required for me to do my job. I look at the world as I pass by, on the road, out of the train window, or as I stop and pay close attention to the square foot under my nose. There is so much to see and to hear and to inspire and to try and understand. I had a huge amount of fun playing and recording these songs, using different instruments, different noises, old friends and new ones, all of whom brought so much to the mix. Martin Simpson, April 2017.

    Produced and engineered by Andy Bell, ‘Trails & Tribulations’ features some of Martin’s most inventive playing yet, showcasing his virtuosity on a variety of instruments including acoustic guitars, resonator guitars, Weissenbown lap steel guitar, electric guitars, 5 string banjo, ukulele – and voice.

    Guest musicians on the new album are: Ben Nicholls (string bass and electric bass guitars), Toby Kearney (drums and percussion), Nancy Kerr (fiddle and viola), Andy Cutting (diatonic accordion and melodeon), John Smith (electric guitar and backing vocals), Helen Bell (strings), Amy Newhouse-Smith (backing vocals) and his daughter Molly Simpson on vocals.

    Martin will tour extensively this year, including a headline set at Cambridge Folk Festival in the summer and London’s Kings Place in autumn, following the release of ‘Trails & Tribulations’. For full tour details: http://www.martinsimpson.com/gigs/

    Hand in hand with his long and storied solo career, Martin has been central to seminal collaborations like The Full English, The Elizabethan Sessions and Simpson Cutting Kerr. He has worked with a dazzling array of artists from across the musical spectrum: Jackson Browne, Martin Taylor, June Tabor, Richard Hawley, Bonnie Raitt, Danny Thompson, David Hidalgo, Danú, Richard Thompson and Dom Flemons, to mention a few. He is consistently named as one of the very finest acoustic, fingerstyle and slide guitar players in the world and is the most nominated musician in the history of the BBC Folk Awards, with a remarkable 31 nods. A true master of his art.

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    Click for more info....Martin Simpson - Official Website

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    Emily and Hazel Askew are fast becoming one of the most popular and respected duos on the English folk scene.

    From dark ballads to uplifting dance tunes, they play with driving energy and the unity of two people who have played together all their lives.

    The sisters use ?ddle, melodeon and concertina to breathtaking effect, creating cinematic arrangements that get to the very heart of each song. These create a perfect setting for Hazel’s striking voice, which won her Best Female Singer at the Spiral Earth Awards 2011.

    Emily and Hazel’s latest album, In the Air or the Earth, was released by RootBeat Records, to widespread critical acclaim, including the Spiral Earth Award for Best Traditional Album 2015.

    "Inspired arrangements of traditional music, striking versions of tricky ballads – this is traditional folk in a ?ne, fresh form." The Telegraph

    "Vocals shimmering above ?ddles, viola, melodeons and concertina, [this album] casts its spell." The Sunday Times

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    Click for more info....The Askew Sisters - Official Website

  • Join Aylesbury Folk Club for their regular gathering in the Queens Park Annexe.

    Hosted by our resident folk artists - singer Amanda Diamond and guitarist Eddy Richards - these friendly meetings offer folk enthusiasts the chance to perform to a warm and appreciative crowd; all are welcome!

    And if you don't fancy performing you can still come along and enjoy great music, friendly company and even grab yourself a drink from the Limelight bar.

    Performers: £2.50
    Non-performers: £4.50
    Concessions: £3.50

    Please note there is no advanced booking for the 'Folk in the Annexe' events, admission is paid on the door.

    Click for more info....Aylesbury Folk Club - Facebook Group

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    Award winning singer/songwriter Chris Cleverley is renowned for his ability to draw audiences to the edge of their seats with hauntingly delivered tales of ghost women, lonesome clock towers, lovelorn mariners and hospital beds.

    Chris’ critically acclaimed debut album ‘Apparitions’ sailed into The Telegraph’s top 70 folk albums of 2015, while the national music press championed his unique song-writing and fingerstyle guitar techniques. Acoustic Guitar Magazine have hailed him as one to watch out for and the likes of fRoots, R2 and Folk Radio UK celebrate the raw, and at times unsettling honesty of his lyricism.

    The contemporary style of his songwriting is grounded in the traditions and techniques of those who came before with clear influences from folk heavyweights like Martin Simpson, Nic Jones and Bert Jansch, while his arrangements of British and American traditional music reflect a strong affinity with the genre.

    Since winning Bristol Folk Festival’s 2014 ‘Isambard Folk Award’, Chris’ national presence has grown exponentially, bringing his dynamic solo live sound to sell-out dates across the UK and over to the Continent too.

    “Meaningful and Enjoyable”– Maverick ****
    “Accomplished” – R2 ****
    “Impressive” – The Telegraph ***

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    Click for more info....Chris Cleverley - Official Website

  • Join Aylesbury Folk Club for their regular gathering in the Queens Park Annexe.

    Hosted by our resident folk artists - singer Amanda Diamond and guitarist Eddy Richards - these friendly meetings offer folk enthusiasts the chance to perform to a warm and appreciative crowd; all are welcome!

    And if you don't fancy performing you can still come along and enjoy great music, friendly company and even grab yourself a drink from the Limelight bar.

    Performers: £2.50
    Non-performers: £4.50
    Concessions: £3.50

    Please note there is no advanced booking for the 'Folk in the Annexe' events, admission is paid on the door.

    Click for more info....Aylesbury Folk Club - Facebook Group

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    Best known as the virtuoso guitar and fiddle players from the band Sheelanagig, Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow draw on their many influences to created unique arrangements of traditional music, as well as their own compositions.

    The live show is a musical journey through Europe, America and beyond, combining dazzling playing with a fine sense of musicality and showmanship.

    Their debut album The Fox has been received with critical acclaim. It explores the relationship between fiddle, guitar and voice, using the fertile ground of the traditional music of the British Isles as its starting point. The product of decades of musical experience, the track listing combines self penned tunes and folk tales, all intricately arranged and heartfelt.

    "Fleet fingered and ingeniously arranged... deserve to be thought of as up there with the best of them" Songlines

    "Such dexterity, energy and passion... mightily impressive" R2 Magazine


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    Click for more info....Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow - Official Website

  • Join Aylesbury Folk Club for their regular gathering in the Queens Park Annexe.

    Hosted by our resident folk artists - singer Amanda Diamond and guitarist Eddy Richards - these friendly meetings offer folk enthusiasts the chance to perform to a warm and appreciative crowd; all are welcome!

    And if you don't fancy performing you can still come along and enjoy great music, friendly company and even grab yourself a drink from the Limelight bar.

    Performers: £2.50
    Non-performers: £4.50
    Concessions: £3.50

    Please note there is no advanced booking for the 'Folk in the Annexe' events, admission is paid on the door.

    Click for more info....Aylesbury Folk Club - Facebook Group

  • Join Aylesbury Folk Club for their regular gathering in the Queens Park Annexe.

    Hosted by our resident folk artists - singer Amanda Diamond and guitarist Eddy Richards - these friendly meetings offer folk enthusiasts the chance to perform to a warm and appreciative crowd; all are welcome!

    And if you don't fancy performing you can still come along and enjoy great music, friendly company and even grab yourself a drink from the Limelight bar.

    Performers: £2.50
    Non-performers: £4.50
    Concessions: £3.50

    Please note there is no advanced booking for the 'Folk in the Annexe' events, admission is paid on the door.

    Click for more info....Aylesbury Folk Club - Facebook Group

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    Sarah McQuaid’s voice has been likened to malt whiskey, melted chocolate and “honey poured into wine” (Minor 7th). Her new album Walking Into White (2015) is her most honest and adventurous work to date, with a depth and texture of soundscape that are reflected in her beautifully crafted live shows.

    A captivating performer, she seduces her audience with cheeky banter and stories from the road, as well as with stunning musicianship; in her hands, the guitar becomes much more than merely an accompanying instrument.

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    Click for more info....Sarah McQuaid - Official Website

  • Join Aylesbury Folk Club for their regular gathering in the Queens Park Annexe.

    Hosted by our resident folk artists - singer Amanda Diamond and guitarist Eddy Richards - these friendly meetings offer folk enthusiasts the chance to perform to a warm and appreciative crowd; all are welcome!

    And if you don't fancy performing you can still come along and enjoy great music, friendly company and even grab yourself a drink from the Limelight bar.

    Performers: £2.50
    Non-performers: £4.50
    Concessions: £3.50

    Please note there is no advanced booking for the 'Folk in the Annexe' events, admission is paid on the door.

    Click for more info....Aylesbury Folk Club - Facebook Group

    Kelly Oliver is 'fabulously gifted, something special' says Chris Hawkins at BBC 6 Music and is also a 'vital voice in British Folk' according to 'Whispering' Bob Harris who has given the Hertfordshire born and based artist five of her ten BBC Radio 2 spins over the last year.

    Following up her debut album This Land, for which Kelly received a 4* review from The Telegraph, and an Emerging Excellence award from Help Musicians UK, Kelly has released second album Bedlam, which gained a recommendation and review in The Sunday Times Culture Magazine, 4* from R2 Magazine and was featured on multiple blogs. 'Blending traditional values with bold indie pop sensibility' according to The Times, with accomplished guitar technique and harmonica which is sponsored by international brand Hohner and 'distinctive and breathtaking vocals' (The Telegraph), Kelly is 'an exceptional lyricist' (Penny Black magazine) and 'an amazing songwriter' (Mike Harding).

    Dear departed Dave Swarbrick, who has performed with Kelly and added fiddle to one of the tracks on her debut album, had this to say "Kelly has the vocal skills and an exquisite voice to boot. For one so young to have such a grasp of life's travails is unusual, I like Kelly Oliver's approach to the present and the past and I predict a glittering future for her"



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    Click for more info....Kelly Oliver - Official Website