Thursday, 28 May 2015

Live Music @ Old Nick's Tavern, Horncastle, June 2015

Welcome bach to Old Nick's Tavern with the June Live Music Listings.
All gigs start at 9pm unless stated otherwise.

Sat June 6 The Sensational Soul Band (Soul & Motown) Lincolnshire based, guaranteed to fill the dance floor and create a great party atmosphere with the sounds of Stax, Atlantic, Motown and many more great soul labels of the Sixties & Seventies. Real Masters of Soul with a proper authentic Soul & Motown live sound. Great nostalgia for fans of Sixties & Seventies soul, with a modern influence from Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, The Blues Brothers, The Commitments, Sam & Dave and many more.
The Sensational Soul Band
Sat June 13 Skeleton Crew (Classic Rock/Rock) A hard rock quintet from Nottingham who effortlessly fuse hard-hitting riffs with memorable melodies and rich harmonies, and deliver it all with a complete absence of grace and decorum. If you like your rock music to pirouette down a catwalk wearing lycra and eyeliner then Skeleton Crew UK may not be for you. If, on the other hand, you prefer your rock music to make you feel like you’ve just been run over by a rather happy truck or some sort of tractor, then you could be in the right place. Its just good, honest, heavy rock and good honest loud people seem to really like it.

Sat June 20 Triton 56 (Prehistoric Crunchy Rock) From the ashes of Riff Raff come the offspring of…..Triton 56 playing ZZTop, Purple, Led Zep, Quo, AC/DC and all that kind of stuff…… WELCOME BACK!  One definitely not to miss.  

Sat June 20 Verbal Warning (Old Skool Punk Rock) The Spirit of 1977, this Nottingham band has entertained Old Nicks’ audiences on several occasions much to the appreciation of all.  01507 526862

Sunday, 24 May 2015

band from county hell upcoming gigs...

band from county hell gigs
20 Jun Parklife! Festival Compton Verney Warwickshire CV35 9HZ
BFCH to headline Main stage at 8.30pm
ticket details  01926 645500
Jul 04 The Crew Rock Bar Nuneaton
Jul 09 CAMRA Beer Festival Chelmsford
Jul 11 The Castle Inn Coningsby
Jul 26 The Deerstock Music Festival East Bridgeford

Aug 28 The Flower Pot Derby Beer Fest' (on stage  @ 9.30pm) 
Sep11 Newark Blues Festival
Sep 12 Old Nick's Tavern Horncastle
Sep 19 The Rum Runner Retford
Oct 17 Rogue & saint Bar Mint Street Lincoln
Oct 31 The Crew Rock Bar Nuneaton
Nov 28 Spanky Van Dykes Nottingham
6 Dec The Great British Folk Festival Butlins Skegness
12 Dec The Axe and Cleaver West Street Boston
19 Dec The Barge and Bottle Carre Street Sleaford

About the band from county hell

The Band From County Hell are an original celtic folk band with 6 critically acclaimed albums, published works with Cherry Red Records and over 2000 live performances as part of their history. 
Live gigs have seen them play from the smallest of venues to outside arenas and most notably their own show at The London Palladium. They have appeared with bands such as The Levellers, The Stranglers, UB40 and Bellowhead and have supported Stiff Little Fingers, Hayseed Dixie and most recently, The Beat on national tour dates. Major festivals appearances include Wychwood Festival, Rhythm Festival, Weyfest, The Bearded Theory Festival, Galtres, The Acoustic Festival of Great Britain and The Great British Folk Festival, amongst many others.

“These guys instrumentally are so good as a unit, then you add the vocals of Joolz McLelland and you have the perfect Celtic Combo.” - Ian Usher live review from The Bodega, Nottingham

“Gritty, passionate and appealing original compositions” - RocknReel

“Great tunes, great humour, great performers” - Andrew Lock, The Leamington Spa Courier

“Great choice of band to get the crowd going at Wychwood Festival” - Americana UK

“A band few could walk past... drawing a large crowd and a full dance floor” - efestivals & Northern Sky Magazine review of The Great British Folk Festival

Twitter: @bfchofficial


A Great Line Up of Gigs Coming Up at Lincoln Drill Hall.

What a cracking line up of gigs coming up over the next few months at Lincoln Drill Hall. The Proclaimers, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Midge Ure and The Unthanks are on sale now - to book call (01522) 873894, book online at or pop along to our box office. The other gigs listed here will be on sale soon - keep checking for news!

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Mudofest Music Festival Newark 13 - 14 June.

KIERAN GOSS - Performing @ Kirton Town Hall Live - 22 May


7:00 PM

Advance Tickets:


Door prices are £1.50 higher

start around
7.30 PM
Kirton Town Hall
Market Square
Kirton in Lindsey
North Lincolnshire
DN21 4LZ
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with special guest ANNIE KINSELLA



Performing @
Kirton Town Hall Live

Friday 22nd May

Long hailed as one of Ireland's leading songwriters KIERAN GOSS  is the next artist to appear at Town Hall Live.  He will be accompanied  by Annie Kinsella.  Individually they are both gifted singers, but when they sing together magic happens, their harmonies and their chemistry together are just sublime.
Kieran has played major venues across Europe and shared stages with the likes of Mary Black, Rodney Crowell, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Kimmie Rhodes.
His songs have been covered by many major artists and whilst his songs have made him a star, his live shows have made him a legend.  Rodney Crowell, a long time friend and collaborator gives this endorsement ' I have toured with Kieran and watched him perform many times.  I have seen him win the hearts of everyone in the room, not just with his great songs and instinctive musicality, but with his warmth and humour.  Kieran Goss is one of Ireland's natural treasures'
In November and December 2014 followed up a 30 date concert hall tour of Germany and Switzerland with reunion concerts with the legendary Mary Black at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
In may this year he embarks 19 date tour of the UK and his concert in Kirton is the 12th date of the tour.  Don't miss it because make no mistake, Kieran is one of the most gifted performers around today.  He has an amazing ability to reach out to the audience an connect with them in a special way.  This guy is the real deal.
Support will come from North West duo Mairead O'Donnell and Lorna Bird.  They have been part of the UK music scene since the 90's and recently returned after a short break.  Mairead provides melodic guitar for the two perfectly blended voices.
Advance tickets are priced at £12 otherwise £13.50 on the door. Tickets can be obtained from the One Stop store in the town, from Brian on 01652 649230 or from


Then next time at Town Hall Live ...


Friday 26th June
For our June concert we welcome back The Good Lovelies to Town Hall Live.
It is exactly two years since their last appearance and their return is eagerly awaited by many of our audience.
The Good Lovelies are Caroline Brooks, Kerrie Ough and Sue Passmore.  They will be joined on their short UK tour by bass player MJ Dnadenau, who played at THL with Amanda Rheaume last September.
The Good Lovelies are funny, upbeat, with just a pinch of sass.  They sing text book three part harmonies, with each member taking it in turns to sing lead vocals.  During their set they constantly swap guitar, mandolin and banjo throughout their set.
They will be showcasing songs from their soon to be released 4th album 'Burn The Pa

Advance Tickets for this concert will be £12, and can be obtained from the usual outlets.


Bring Your Friends for a Great Night Out and Save on Tickets!

We would like as many people as possible to come and enjoy the concerts we put on. Why not ask your friends?
Any person buying 6 tickets up to one week before any concert will get £1 off the ticket price on all tickets purchased.
This offer is available only by ringing Brian on 01652 649230 or emailing him on

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Monday, 11 May 2015

The latest news from Simpson∙Cutting∙Kerr

Murmurs will be released 8th June

"Outrageously great album from Simpson∙Cutting∙Kerr.
'Dark Swift & Bright Swallow' is amazing. It's stunning and beautiful.
And timely. All things great folk should be."

Rob Cowen, author 'Common Ground'.
The debut album from the wonderful new trio SIMPSON∙CUTTING∙KERR will be released on Monday June 8th on Topic Records. Murmurs was recorded in January this year and captures all the excitement of three master musicians having musical fun together. The album will appear on DL, CD and a limited edition Deluxe CD/DVD set. It’s a collection of songs that communicate to the listener a sense of bonded musicianship, a real feeling and empathy for each others’ playing and a collective love and innate understanding of the music. Recorded with award-winning producer Andy Bell, the combination of traditional songs, such as ‘Fair Rosamund’ and a stunning ‘Plains of Waterloo’, and original compositions, including ‘Dark Swift’ and ‘Not Even The Ground’ makes for a compelling listening experience; stories are told with instruments played by these masters of their respective crafts, but this is no showcase, more an expression of the joy of playing and singing between three absolutely intuitive musicians.
“It is so incredibly exciting. Andy and Nancy have been brilliant. The whole project is sheer joy!”

An advance single from the sessions – Dark Honey / Ruben – is released as a vinyl 7″ single on Monday 11th May.
‘Dark Honey’ is Nancy Kerr’s reflection on the human influence on our fast-changing ecology, informed by a summer of bee swarms in her inner-city garden, and the story she heard of bees collecting the sweetness from discarded cola cans and subsequently producing the dark honey of the title.
‘Ruben’ is an exclusive non-album track, available only on this single. A spirited and spiritual banjo-led reworking of the American folk standard ‘Reuben’s Train’, it is the lament of a traveller riding the railroad, penniless, longing for a home far out of reach.

"We’re not even halfway through the year but we’ve already seen a number of astonishingly high quality records from many quarters; even so, Murmurs stands head and shoulders above much of this extraordinarily stiff competition. By anybody’s standards it’s a top-notch album by three of our best musicians and, if there’s any justice in this world, will soon find its way into the collections of all self-respecting fans of folk music." Folk Radio UK

Murmurs Tour – June 2015

Wednesday 3rd: University Arts, LOUGHBOROUGH
Thursday 4th: The Apex, BURY ST EDMUNDS
Friday 5th: The Live Room, SALTAIRE
Saturday 6th: Gate To Southwell Festival, SOUTHWELL
Sunday 7th: St Gregory’s Music Centre, CANTERBURY
Monday 8th: Croydon Folk Club, CROYDON
Tuesday 9th: The Lantern, Colston Hall, BRISTOL
Wednesday 10th: Barnfield Theatre, EXETER
Thursday 11th: Robert Ludlam Theatre, DERBY
Friday 12th: The Met, BURY
Saturday 13th: The Sage, GATESHEAD
Sunday 14th: Theatre By The Lake, KESWICK
Wednesday 17th: The King’s Place, LONDON
Friday 19th: Vivacity Key Theatre, PETERBOROUGH
Saturday 20th: Beverley Folk Festival, BEVERLEY
Monday 22nd: The Village Hall, NETTLEBED, Nr HENLEY ON THAMES
Tuesday 23rd: The Stables Theatre, Wavendon, MILTON KEYNES
Wednesday 24th: Wiltshire Music Centre, BRADFORD ON AVON
Thursday 25th: Ashcroft Arts Centre, FAREHAM
Friday 26th: Forest Arts Centre, NEW MILTON
Next week Folk Radio UK and Topic Records will launch a competition to win one of ten signed copies of the deluxe CD/DVD set. Make sure you follow us on FaceBook for all the latest news.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

MIB Presents Live Music - Galway Arms Retord Thursday 21st May

MIB Presents Live Music - Galway Arms Retord Thursday 21st May with the MIB Artist Launch Party.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Keith Luckey at the Victoria Pub Union Road Lincoln Sat 9 May

Topic Vinyl

Topic Vinyl

On Saturday 18th April, Topic released two classic albums on beautiful 180g vinyl for Record Store Day, specially mastered for the occasion and sounding wonderful. These records, along with two vinyl titles from Fledg'ling Records, are now available to buy direct from the Topic website:
A jewel in Topic's crown from one of the finest English singers.
A 50th Anniversary edition of Martin's essential first album.

FLLP3097 ~ BOB and RON COPPER - Traditional Songs from Rottingdean
A lavish 180g reissue for a rare EFDSS album originally issued in 1963.

WING1002 ~ SHIRLEY COLLINS - English Songs
A superb reissue of the second of Shirley's short series of EPs on the Collector label, originally released in 1959.


We will be continuing with a series of attractively priced special offers each month throughout 2015.

Continuing the vinyl theme, this month we are offering two fabulous vinyl LPs at the very nice price of only £5.00 each!


LINDA THOMPSON ~ Won't Be Long Now
A superb 180g vinyl pressing of Linda's acclaimed 2013 album, in a glossy gatefold sleeve.

IAN KING ~ Panic Grass & Fever Few
Folk for the 21st century on 180g vinyl. "...elegant, witty, daring and powerful..." - Shirley Collins

We also continue our Voice of the People offer with four more volumes at the special price of £25.00:

TSCD655 - Come all my lads that follow the plough
TSCD656 - Tonight I'll make you my bride
TSCD657 - First I'm going to sing you a ditty
TSCD658 - A story I'm just about to tell


Those nice chaps at Fledg'ling continue to celebrate 21 years of the label with their own monthly special offers.

The Full English at Cambridge Folk Festival 2014 - Photo by Phil Carter