Monday, 30 October 2017

Joe Strummer Foundation - The Future Is Unwritten Calander - Christmas cards & More...

We are delighted to announce our new 2018 calendar, Christmas cards and more goodies and holiday gift ideas. All proceeds from these items go towards raising funds which we use to support our projects and continue our work.

There's quite a lot going on so let's get to it! 
The Future Is Unwritten 2018 calendar now available in new 7" size featuring 12 quotes by Joe Strummer.


Joe Strummer Foundation Christmas cards designed by Crispin Chetwynd, £8 for a pack of 8.

All proceeds from the Campfire card goes to WAYout Arts in Sierra Leone.

BARBED WIRE CHRISTMAS CARDSJoe Strummer Foundation Christmas cards designed by Crispin Chetwynd, £6 for a pack of 8.

JSF FANZINE T-Shirts & Hoody
There's only 2 days left to get your order in for our Joe Strummer DIY fanzine inspired designs. These have been extremely popular. Various sizes, colours, mens & womens. Pre-order. Shipping world wide.

Back by popular demand. These icon T-shirts are available in black & white, in various sizes, colours, mens & womens. Pre-order. Shipping world wide.
There's only 2 days left to get your order in!

Last but not least we have various items listed on eBay, thanks to a good friend and eBay maestro who has set up as Official Charity listings. 100% of proceeds will go towards The Joe Strummer Foundation.

We have listed:

The above eBay items can be shipped worldwide.
As you can see we have a lot of items available that'll make excellent gifts for loved ones, or of course and nice personal treat.

You can purchase safely, knowing that:

  1. your product is of the highest quality
  2. your purchase is going towards helping support music projects around the work that create empowerment through music.

We rely a great deal on the proceeds from our merch sales. We also put a lot of time and energy into producing them for your pleasure. Please do consider that when you're making a purchase and put an extra item in your basket.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Without people, you're nothing.

The Joe Strummer Foundation 
21 Perth Road, TN37 7EA, St Leonards-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Sunday, 29 October 2017

BBC Song For Lincolnshire - The Young Uns!

BBC Folk Award-winners The Young’Uns will be headlining the finals of the ‘
BBC Song For Lincolnshire’ contest taking place at Spalding’s South Holland Centre on Thursday 2 November....  that’s next week! They will play for approximately half an hour during the judges’ deliberation period.

Tickets for the event are FREE but must be booked from the South Holland Centre Box Office on 01775 764777. More information from the South Holland Centre website here...

Saturday, 28 October 2017

See What's Coming Up at Town Hall Live - Kirton Lindsey.





with support from SARAH JANE SCOUTEN

The Paperboys from Vancouver last played Town Hall Live in July, 2015.  It was one of our best ever concerts.  Now they are back with their adventurous vision of Canadian roots music, spreading good cheer and great music.
The Paperboys formed in 1995 when Tom Landa moved to Vancouver.  They soon became a key part of the ever increasing wave of Canadian folk rock bands that included The Duhks, The Bills and Great Big Sea.  The Paperboys, however, were different with Celtic fiddle, flue, and trombone blazing through their songs.  The songs included Spanish language songs that reflected Tom's heritage and rock songs with strong pop influences.  Their sound is a melting pot, that includes healthy servings of Ska, Soca, folk, soul and funk.
Live they are dynamic and the current line up features Tom Landa on multi stringed instruments and vocals, Geoffrey Kelly on flutes and whistles, Tom's wife Kalissa on fiddle and vocals, Brad Gillard on bass, banjo and trombone, ans Sam Esecson on drums.  They are the best multi lingual, multi generational, multi instrumental and genre bendin band you will ever hear.
For a taster of what to expect watch the official video for 'City of Chains' here
Support comes from fellow Canadian SARAH JANE SCOUTEN who, herself has just finished a headlining UK tour.  Sarah released her latest album 'When The Bloom Falls from the Rose' in the summer.
'Poland' a track taken from the album  is shown here

Advance Tickets are £13.50 and can be obtained from the One Stop store in Kirton, from Brian on 01652 649230/ or here
Venue:  Town Hall, Market Square, Kirton in Lindsey, N Lincs, DN21 4LZ
and then on
Friday 8th December we welcome back


After a wonderful concert in Kirton last December, 2017 has seen The Lauren Housley Band play many prestigious festivals.  The band comprises Lauren on vocals, Thomas Dibb on electric and acoustic guitars. Mark Lewis on bass, Chris Hillman on pedal steel, dobro and mandolin and Craig Hanson on drums and percussion.
The band also appear under the name of Chorlton Country Club, playing Americana music rather than their trademark blues and soul.  They will play the first set.
Live Lauren Housley is simply breath taking.  Their are hints of blues, soul, rock and country in her locker and she has a warm, intense and enjoyable style of her own.
In August this year she released her latest album 'The Beauty of this Life'.  A video of the title track is shown here

Advance Tickets  are on sale NOW and are priced at £13.50
They can be purchased from the OneStop store in town, Brian on 01652 649230 or here


FRIDAY 2ND MARCH - from Muscle Shoals HANNAH ALDRIDGE with support from ANYTOWN
For more information on these concerts visit

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

Looking for a place to stay or just a pre match meal?
Try The George Hotel which is just 20m from the Town Hall

Special pre show offer - Two bar meals for £12
(pre bookings only - ring 01652 640600)
or book a overnight stay for a special price of £80 for two people (Dinner, Bed and Breakfast)

Friday, 27 October 2017

Live Music @ Old Nick's Tavern, Horncastle, November 2017

Live Music @ Old Nick's Tavern, Horncastle, November, 2017.

Wed Evening
Jam & Open Mic Night.  Musicians come & join in – ALL genres welcome – backline provided which includes 1 x Drum kit, 1 x bass amp plus 1 x guitar amp, please bring own instruments.  8.30pm start.
Fri 3rd
De Ja Vu Roadshow combined with our “Count Up” (Mr Creature’s any type of music you wish…all you have to do is ask…..Disco) Celebrating Halloween, fancy dress if desired.  This is being combined with our annual ‘Count Up’ - monies raised over the year for Wish Upon A Star…final total presented on the evening. 8.30pm start
Sat 4th
Still Remains UK (Metal/Rock/Alternative)  We look forward to this band’s return to play some of their originals mixed in with covers. Their style is very much a cross between the older style metal and newer, fantastic vocals and musicianship.   9pm start.
Sat 11th  
A DOUBLE BILL THIS EVENING:  Damned Deceiver (Good Solid Rock) Playing a good cross section of rock covers from bands such as Metallica to Black Sabbath to Queens of the Stone to Johnny Cash and many more.  PLUS The State of Art (Alternative / Rock / Indie) a 4 piece from Grimsby formed in 2009.  They have many different influences ranging from 90's Britpop / Britrock, Indie, Rock, Punk and Metal.  9pm Start
Sat 18th       

Untamed (Heavy Rock). We look forward to this 5 piece band from Peterborough who are re-visiting Old Nicks on this Saturday.  They play anything metal. From 80s to today, stuff like Iron Maiden, Ozzy, Metallica, and a lot more. They are a band of the twenty-first century; fresh, loud (not excessively so) and extremely enjoyable. One definitely NOT to miss!!   9pm start
Fri 24th  
Holy Bones An acoustic duo playing psychedelic folk in the style of Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan. Two very talented gentlemen playing acoustic guitar and double bass.  Definitely worth coming out on a Friday evening9pm start.
Sat 25th
Itchy Fingers (Ragtime) A fourpiece acoustic band playing Ragtime, Country Blues and Acoustic Blues from the 1900's thru to the 1940's. The band comprises: Guitar, "National Steel" style bass, washboard and mandolin.  9pm start

Old Nicks Tavern
8 North Street

01507 526862

King King 2017 European Tour

King King 2017 European Tour

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Topic Records News - October 2017


Topic Records – An introduction to

As part of the definitive Introduction to series, Topic Records are happy to announce the first two NEW releases, The Real Sound of Folk Music and An introduction to Shirley Collins are available now.

Various Artists – Topic Records The Real Sound Of Folk Music
A definitive various artists introduction to the wonders of Topic Records, the worlds oldest independent record label.

CD1 : Dick Gaughan - Both Sides The Tweed / Nic Jones - Canadee-i-o / Davy Graham - Angi / Shirley Collins - The Sweet Primeroses / Martin Simpson - Never Any Good / Andrew Cronshaw - Wasps In The Woodpile / Pentangle - The Time Has Come / Anne Briggs - Blackwater Side / Martin Carthy - Scarborough Fair / Eliza Carthy - Worcester City / Ewan MacColl - Dirty Old Town / The Watersons - Pace-Egging Song / Silly Sisters - Hedger & Ditcher / John Tams – Unity (Raise Your Banners High)

CD 2 : June Tabor & The Oysterband - Love Will Tear Us Apart / Brass Monkey - The Handweaver And The Factory Maid / Steve Ashley - Ships Of Shame / Vin Garbutt - The Land Of Three Rivers / Johnny Handle   - Dust / Mike Waterson - Tamlyn / Bill Caddick - Two-Fisted Heroes / The Cheviot Ranters - The Ideal Schottische / Cilla Fisher - Blue Bleezin’ Blind Drunk / The Full English - Man In The Moon / Ramblin’ Jack Elliott - Talking Dustbowl Blues / Tim Van Eyken - Barleycorn / Peter Bellamy - When I Die / Oak - Scan’s Polkas

Double CD, digital download, digital streaming and limited edition 2 LP vinyl set from VINYL180. Available now from The Topic ShopAmazoniTunesSpotify and all good record shops.

Shirley Collins – An introduction to
This compilation is the perfect introduction to the work of Shirley Collins. Specially selected songs from classic albums  featuring Shirleys sister Dolly Collins and the Young Tradition.

CD : The Foggy Dew / I Drew My Ship / A Blacksmith Courted Me / The False Bride / All Things Are Quite Silent / Polly Vaughan / False True Love / Spencer The Rover / The Sweet Primeroses / Rambleaway / March The Morning Sun / The Cherry Tree Carol / The Moon Shines Bright / One Night As I Lay On My Bed / Come All You Little Streamers

CD, digital download, digital streaming and limited-edition LP vinyl from VINYL180. Available now from The Topic ShopAmazoniTunesSpotify and all good record shops.

Here's a selection of review for the first two Introduction To series of releases.

RnR Magazine:

Songlines Magazine:

fRoots Magazine:


This month to celebrate Martin Simpson touring and his new album ‘Trails and Tribulations’, Topic Records are happy to offer the following Martin Simpson CD’s at a special price.

The Collection

The Bramble Briar

Righteousness & Humidity

Kind Letters

Prodigal Son

True Stories

Purpose + Grace

Vagrant Stanzas

Murmurs (CD + DVD)

Bootleg USA

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