Wednesday, 22 June 2016

DH Lawrence & The Vaudeville Skiffle Show - Black Rain - Out Now!

King King announce UK Tour Pre-Sale-It's Today!

News from King King

Tour Pre-sale!

A heads-up that Wednesday is the day that the tour goes on pre-sale for our Planet Rock Presents tour. We've also got those cheeky lads Broken Witt Rebels as a noisy support!

Planet Rock will be running a 48 hour ticket presale for the tour starting at 9am on Wed 22nd June before they go on general sale on Friday. Tickets cost £20, head to Planet Rock Tickets to get yours!


See you soon!

Alan, Lindsay, Wayne & Bob
King King
Manhaton Records
Manhaton Records

Monday, 20 June 2016

Lincoln Folk, Roots & World Music Festival, Lincoln Drill Hall July 31st 2016.

Lincoln Folk, Roots & World Music Festival 
Lincoln Drill Hall - 31st July 2016 from 2 pm.

With Lindisfarne headlining a lineup of household names and emerging artists, this will most definitely be a festival to remember and one not to miss!


The unforgettable 70s folk-rock pioneers return to form with a classic six-piece line up of long-time members, fronted by original founder-member Rod Clements on vocals, mandolin, fiddle, guitars; Dave Hull-Denholm, vocal, guitars; Steve Daggett, vocal, keyboards, guitars; Charlie Harcourt, guitar, vocal; Ian Thomson, bass, vocal and Paul Thompson (ex-Roxy Music) drums.

With a repertoire of incredible songs like “Meet Me On The Corner”, “Fog On The Tyne”, “Lady Eleanor” and “Run For Home” and a reputation for live performance second to none, Lindisfarne’s power to galvanise festival and concert audiences remains undimmed and is guaranteed to get the crowd on its feet and singing along.

The festival line-up also includes...

Julie Felix

There are those who just have to play and sing; to whom there can be no question of quitting; to whom their work is not a job but a calling…..... Julie Felix is one such musician!

Gilmore & Roberts

Combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound that just has to be heard!

Polly and the Billets Doux

Their energy-filled live performances and genre-defying quartet boast a genius blend of Folk, Pop, Rock N’ Roll, Soul, Country, Blues and even Gospel!

Said The Maiden

Three friends who discovered a mutual love of folk music and sing traditional songs from around the UK and America, often in three part acapella harmony!

The Life And Times Of The Brothers Hogg

The Lincolnshire-based acoustic/roots band, drawing on traditional and modern folk, new country and Americana

TICKETS from 01522 873894

& ON THE DAY TICKET: £30 (sold from midnight on 30 July.

Monday, 6 June 2016

Keith Luckey is at The Victoria, Union Road, Lincoln on Saturday 11 June.

Keith Luckey is at The Victoria, Union Road, Lincoln on Saturday 11 June.

Don't Miss It!!!

Northern Soul All Dayer- @ Lincoln Drill Hall - Saturday 11 June

2016 Northern Soul All Dayer - The Re-Union
Saturday 11 June 12noon – 12midnight @ Lincoln Drill Hall

Northern Soul is a phrase coined by writer Dave Godin in 1970, when he noticed football fans from northern England asking for old-fashioned, fast-tempo soul records in his London shop.

Many would have attended the Twisted Wheel in Manchester - a super-cool club for Mods.
But as American black music began to develop in the direction of funk, the clientele clung to the more gritty sounds of the late 1960s.

When the Wheel closed, a series of clubs in the north of England and Midlands had all-nighters. Then Wigan Casino opened and the scene went massive all over the country particularly in Lincolnshire.

Between 1979 and 1981 many Lincolnshire venues, inclusing Lincoln Drill Hall, hosted Northern Soul All-Nighters and was one of the go to destinations those prepared to travel around the UK just to dance.

Now, for the first time in 34 years the original line-up of Drill Hall DJs are back again, playing the original sounds in this legendary venue.

Northern, rare, classics, funk, R’n’B, soul, crossover and modern.

Two rooms, 40 DJs, special guests, record bars.

Tickets: £15 advance (£18 on the door) from 

01522 873894

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Friday, 3 June 2016

Topic Records - Summers Coming

one summer’s evening, and the kids ran free…

June 2016 marks the return to the stage of Simpson.Cutting.Kerr for a series of UK concert dates throughout the month.

Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr have been far from inactive since their last live outing in September 2015, with Martin continuing his very busy schedule of solo dates plus a tour with Martin Taylor, Andy recording and touring with Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron as Leveret, (also picking up the BBC Folk Award for Musician of the Year in April), and Nancy Kerr collaborating with the Melrose Quartet, James Fagan and the Sweet Visitor Band.

You can experience the infectious joy of three of the world’s finest musicians playing for the love of the music at 11 UK locations, starting at the Portsoy Festival on June 4th and ending in Salisbury on June 23rd.
Full details of all tour dates: Simpson.Cutting.Kerr on tour

The deluxe edition (CD and DVD) of SimpsonŸ.CuttingŸ.Kerr’s Murmurs is available from Topic at the very special price of £10, and copies of their two limited edition 7” vinyl singles are still available from the Topic online shop.
Click on the sleeve images for more information.
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“…every song was a performed brilliantly and had a memorable story behind it. Please, please, please come back again soon.” Andy Nelmes reviewing Martin & Eliza’s May 2016 gig at the Wiltshire Music Centre.

Martin & Eliza Carthy have been touring the UK during May, and still have several concerts to play in June. Click the link to see where they are playing: Dad & Daughter on tour

June 2016 special offers

Peerless vocalist Christine Collister’s two wonderful albums for Topic are on offer during June at the very special price of only £6 each:
Our very good friends at Fledg’ling Records have recently reissued two sublime early 1970s albums by the mercurial jazz multi-instrumentalist John Surman. Westering Home and Morning Glory were originally released by Island Records, and became significant pointers towards his later work for the ECM label.
FLED 3093  JOHN SURMAN ~ Westering Home
FLED 3101  JOHN SURMAN ~ Morning Glory

Fledg’ling also have some special offers available from their eclectic catalogue, two groundbreaking albums from Chris McGregor’s Brotherhood of Breath, and a lovely collection of live and demo recordings from Shirley & Dolly Collins, each at the special price of only £6 each.

FLED 3063  The BROTHERHOOD OF BREATH ~ Brotherhood

Dr. Reg Hall recently launched the latest two volumes in our VOICE of the PEOPLE series at the Irish Traditional Music Association in Dublin. His complete talk is now available to view online: