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We hit the New Year with one resolution intact – to continue providing a stage for some of this country’s top folk, roots and country acts.
With so many wonderful musical moments from last year, we are confident that this year’s programme will stir the soul and stimulate our audience’s senses.
So it is with undiluted pleasure that we present the first three acts for 2018.
Enjoy and please continue to give us your feedback and ideas for future events.
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Saturday February 17, India Electric Co.
Indian Electric Company – https://youtu.be/qmM0kMgO9cs
When they are not touring with Midge Ure of Ultravox, Cole Stacey and Joseph O’Keefe are bringing their own brand of contemporary folk to festivals and gigs in the UK and Europe.
The Indian Electric Company play traditional instruments in contemporary styles and introduce themes and influences from around the world.
Last year the duo were awarded funding through the English Folk and Dance Society’s Creative Seed Programme. They aimed to spend the money on researching and developing their second EP exploring country and city themes.
They returned to the Avalon Café stage at last year’s Glastonbury Festival and were also involved in a 2017 tour that included Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia and Ireland.
Saturday March 17, Ashton Lane
Ashton Lane – https://youtu.be/2N0WL49wmtY
Named after a cobbled Glasgow street where they met in a local club, husband and wife duo Esther and Tim O’Connor are part of a new wave of homegrown modern country music originating in the UK.
In 2016 Ashton Lane performed at the famous Country 2 Country festival in London, as well as receiving nominations in two categories at the BCMAs (British Country Music Awards) for best duo and best song.
They have toured the length and breadth of the UK, gigged in Nashville Tennessee, and extensively round Europe. More recently they received an enthusiastic reception when they played the Hard Rock stage at the 2017 Isle of Wight Festival.
Their album Nashville Heart received five star reviews and radio support around the UK and Europe.
Esther and Tim planned to release three new singles last year with an album to follow
Saturday April 14, Emily Smith and Jamie McClennan
Emily Smith and Jamie McClennan – https://youtu.be/9Vw9MRVPTBQ
It’s anniversary time this year for Scottish folk singer Emily Smith and New Zealand-born Jamie McClennan who are celebrating 15 years of making music together.
The husband and wide duo (we saw hubby Jamie at the Barn last October as the other half of The James Brothers) spent much of 2016 off the road with Emily on maternity leave.
They took the time to write new material for an album planned for release in 2018.
Their anniversary tour showcases a big new sound for the duo with originals by Jamie and traditional songs from Emily, all paired with some of their favourites from the past 15 years.
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