The Jaywalkers


Thursday 27th April 2017 8pm

The Jaywalkers

Support: Michelle Holding & Bonz

Tickets £8 from www.wegottickets.com

Since reaching the finals of the BBC Young Folk Awards in 2008, Jaywalkers have cemented their place as one of the most exciting, virtuosic and entertaining young bands working on the British Folk scene. Effortlessly creating a unique sound based on their collective and individual musical backgrounds, the band takes influence from Folk, Bluegrass, Country and Western Swing music in the form of virtuosic instrumentals, three part harmony and impressive slap bass. Add good humour, tasteful arrangements and exceptional musicianship to the mix and they are guaranteed to put a smile on your face…. The music Jaywalkers create is in­novative, rooted deeply in tradition, and exhilarating.

Website: www.jaywalkers.co.uk

Pauline Alexander with Sandy Stanage


Thursday 30th March 2017 8pm

Pauline Alexander with Sandy Stanage

Support: Isobel Flora & Chris Neale, with Sam Baxter

Tickets £8 from The Globe or www.wegottickets.com

Pauline Alexander is one of Scotland's finest singers who hails from the East End of Glasgow.  Her beautiful vocals are reminiscent of Sandy Denny with their easy on the ear and centred style.   Performing as part of an acoustic duo, she has been accompanied by various guitarist over the years and currently performs with the founding member of Kentigern and fine virtuoso fingerstyle guitarist; Sandy Stanage.  

Pauline regularly plays at festivals and clubs around the UK, bringing with her a blend of original and interpreted song from a range of genres that include contemporary, folk & blues.

Website: www.paulinealexander.com

4Square


Saturday 18th March 8pm

4Square

Support: Bernard Hoskin

Tickets £10 from The Globe or www.wegottickets.com

Ferocious folk foursome 4Square is winning fans from all four corners of Europe and beyond. The powerful young quartet has already stormed festivals and venues all across the UK, Canada, Norway, Sweden, The Czech Republic, Greece, and Denmark with their fiery, inventive and virtuosic brand of alternative folk.

4Square play their music with zest, fire and virtuosity, yet an understated maturity which has grown throughout their seven year journey. The sight and sound of simultaneous fiddle-clog dancing will quicken the pulse, galvanised by driving piano and percussion. By contrast, the listener is then stirred and softened with 4Square’s melancholic three part harmony singing. An outright musical journey, all in an acoustic setting.

Website:www.4squaremusic.co.uk

The Hut People


Thursday 23rd February 2017 8pm

The Hut People

Support: Rosie Arnfield

Tickets £10 from The Globe or www.wegottickets.com

Taking the audience on a musical journey around the World, English instrumental duo The Hut People (Sam Pirt and Gary Hammond) have over the last 4 years proved to be one of THE most unique, entertaining and best-loved acts on the UK folk scene today.

Mixing global rhythms with folk tunes from Quebec to Spain, Scandinavia to Sussex and everywhere in between, this is a quirky celebration of our rich musical heritage – and it works so well!

This is a show like nothing you’ve ever seen before – expect feel-good dancing tunes, audience participation, step dancing, Quebecois foot-percussion (whilst playing the accordion!) and humour aplenty.

With 2017 already looking to be their biggest year to date, don’t miss this fantastic duo!

Website: www.thehutpeople.com

The House Devils


Thursday 2nd February 2017 8pm

The House Devils

Support: Amy Griffiths

Tickets £10 available from The Globe or wegottickets.com

Four piece band The House Devils return once again to The Globe. A rich collection of Irish, English and American folk songs and tunes. Songs of marital strife, the clash of country and town, loss and longing, emigration and of course the bright light of redemption are interspersed with brilliant sets of tunes and reels.

Award winning Mat Walklate is an accomplished harmonica and flute player, a fine singer and uilleann piper. On guitar and vocals is the highly skilled Matt Fahey; one of the best interpreters of traditional song on these shores. Top bluegrass banjo player Jonny Hulme lifts the music with his soulful picking, alongside talented musician Laszlo Palko on percussion.

Website: www.thehousedevils.co.uk

Banjo Workshop


Sunday 20th November 2016

A Banjo Workshop with Michelle Holding & Bonz

2 one hour sessions: 1:30pm / 3:30pm

£10 per session or £15 for both

Contact: jamiefknowles@gmail.com or 07512214668

Andreas Tophøj & Rune Barslund



Saturday 26th November 2016 8:15pm

Andreas Tophøj & Rune Barslund

Support: Ólta

Tickets £8 from the Globe or www.wegottickets.com

Andreas Tophøj and Rune Barslund, two leading Danish folk musicians of their generation, perform with violin, accordion, viola and piano. This accomplished duo has its roots in Denmark’s peninsula Jutland, and is already crossing borders to reach out into the world with their music. In 2016 citizens of England, Germany and Sweden will get the chance to fight off these conquering Danes.

The duo sets out from traditional Danish music, but they have a contemporary take on it, being influenced by music from various countries and traditions. The duo draws on inspiration gained from residing in Ireland and the US and from encounters with
Celtic and Nordic musicians and musical cultures. This all adds to the musical melting pot on which Andreas and Rune base their original compositions. These guys are skillful and experienced musicians captivating their audience by communicating in the beautiful language of music.

Andreas & Rune have released the EP “The Danish Immigrant”, which was awarded “Track of the Year” at the Danish Folk Music Awards in 2012. Recently in 2015 Andreas was nominated as “Artist of the Year”.


Website: www.andreasrune.dk

Ewan McLennan


Thursday 17th November 2016 8pm

Ewan McLennan

Support: Keystone

Tickets £10 from The Globe or www.wegottickets.com

Ewan McLennan has come to be known as a guitarist at the very forefront of his generation; a troubadour, balladeer and storyteller cut in the old style; a singer that can move audiences with his passion and pathos; and a songwriter for whom social justice is still a burning issue.

From a BBC Horizon Award for his debut album to his recent performances on the acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions, recent years have been marked by numerous awards and accolades for his music. Ewan McLennan's new album, 'Stories Still Untold', is already attracting critical acclaim and is sure to further cement him as "one of the bright lights on the folk scene today".

Website: www.ewanmclennan.co.uk

Andy Irvine


Thursday 20th October 2016 8pm

Andy Irvine

Support: Matt Fahey & Kelly Burke

SOLD OUT

Andy Irvine is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as "a tradition in himself." Musician, singer and songwriter, Andy has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his 45-year career. From Sweeney's Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s and then from Patrick Street to Andy Irvine & Dónal Lunny's Mozaik, Andy has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians.

As a soloist, Andy fills the role of the archetypal troubadour with a show and a travelling lifestyle that reflect his lifelong influence, Woody Guthrie.
To quote The Irish Times, "Often copied, never equalled", his repertoire consists of Irish traditional songs, dexterous Balkan dances and a compelling canon of his own self-penned songs.

Website: www.andyirvine.com

Harpeth Rising


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Saturday 8th October 2016 8pm

Harpeth Rising

Support:Lee Maddison

SOLD OUT

Chamberfolk: Three classically trained musicians playing original music, as intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, and wrapped in three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe. Building from the tonal depth of the cello (or is it a bass?), layer in the shimmering sounds of a violin and the strikingly natural addition of banjo to create a sound at once familiar and impossible to categorize. Unapologetic genre-benders, Harpeth Rising fuses Folk, Newgrass, Rock and Classical into something organically unique.

The three musicians each hold classical performance degrees from some of the most venerated schools in the world: Indiana University, Oberlin, Eastman School of Music. But their classical background is only one dimension of this trio’s powerful musical voice.

Lazlo Baby


Saturday 17th September 2016 8:30pm

Lazlo Baby

Support: Bo Weavil

Tickets £8 from The Globe, by calling Jamie on 07512 214 668, or online at www.wegottickets.com

Stockport based Lazlo Baby are a high energy punky/folksy band with upbeat tunes from Eastern Europe, Balkan flavoured beats with Beardy Pirates, and Gypsy Folk! Lazlo Baby combine stomping melodies with their own anarchic angle to entertain and energise audiences.

Website: www.lazlobaby.com

Michelle Holding & Bonz


Thursday 28th July 2016 8:30pm

Michelle Holding & Bonz


Tickets £7 from The Globe, by calling Jamie on 07512 214668, or online from www.wegottickets.com

Michelle Holding sings traditional and contemporary British and American songs,  playing guitar, banjo and concertina. Blessed with a striking and distinctive voice, she performs with passion and sensitivity. Confesses publicly to being a Morris dancer and also calls dances for ceilidhs.

Her accompanist Bonz, a talented multi-instrumentalist, plays dobro, banjo and harmonica, and provides harmony vocals when with Michelle. Has been performing in folk clubs, at festivals and concerts since before Michelle was born.

Website: www.michelleholding.com

Robin and Bina Williamson



Thursday 23rd June 2016 8pm

Robin & Bina Williamson

Support: Elfin Bow


Tickets £12 from The Globe or www.wegottickets.com

Robin and Bina Williamson draw on a wide variety of original and traditional songs, stories and music from Celtic, English, Indian and Old Timey roots; celebrating the turning year and the mystery of being alive.

Robin is legendary worldwide as musician, storyteller and writer. He has forefronted many genres over his 50 year career. Bina is an inspired and gifted singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist in her own right. She has a hauntingly sweet melodious voice.
Their performances together feature their East West vocal harmonies with harp, bowed psaltery dulcimer and diverse other instruments.

Website: www.pigswhiskermusic.co.uk

Graham Clark



Thursday 30th June 2016 8pm

Jazz Violinist Graham Clark

Support: The Lesley Anne Davies Trio


Tickets £7 from The Globe or www.wegottickets.com

Graham Clark has been working as an improvising violinist since 1982, when he played on the Bristol jazz scene with local luminaries such as Andy Sheppard and Tim Richards. Moving to London in '86 saw him exploring free music, as well as continuing to study the standards, doing a lot of busking on the Underground, and playing in a Mariarchi band. In '88, Clark joined forces with Daevid Allen, the charismatic leader of psychedelic jazz world music rock band, "Gong", and he continued to play and record in various combos with Daevid until 2014. He has had several broadcasts on Radio 3, as well as releasing two improvised albums on the GAS label.

Graham's musical partnership with Paul Kilvington sees him explore standards and jazz originals with one of the most powerful and inventive pianists in the country.

Sean Taylor


Saturday 21st May 2016 8pm

Sean Taylor

Support: Daria Kulesh


Tickets £10

Sean Taylor is a singer-songwriter from London. He has released six albums and toured all over the world. Sean's main influences are blues, folk and rock'n'roll. He has toured throughout the UK and played Glastonbury Festival four times, Cambridge Folk festival as well as hundreds of other shows in the UK & Europe.

Website: www.seantaylorsongs.com

The Rheingans Sisters


Thursday 5th May 2016 8pm

The Rheingans Sisters

Support: Lauren Jackson & Gordon Gange

Tickets £10 from The Globe or www.wegottickets.com

Fiddle-singers Rowan and Anna grew up in the Peak District, surrounded by traditional music. Both professional musicians, Rowan is well known on the English folk music scene as part of hugely popular BBC Folk Award nominated trio Lady Maisery as well as for her work with Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band. Anna lives in Toulouse, in southern France, where she is a much sought after fiddle player and teacher of french music traditions, in which she has fast become an expert, having just gained a 1st class diploma from the Conservatioire Occitan. As both sisters have also spent a significant amount of time studying fiddle music in Scandinavia, they pull a range of influences from both the northern and southern European fiddle traditions into their own compositions and arrangements.

Website: www.rheinganssisters.co.uk 

Workshops at The Globe: Fiddle


Sunday 24th April 2016

Fiddle/Violin workshop hosted by Tom Kitching

The next workshop at the globe is aimed at fiddle players, the workshop will be hosted by one of England's finest fiddle players Tom Kitching. 1.30pm till 2.30pm then 3pm till 4pm. each session will be £10 £15 for both sessions.

Beginner's Fiddle Workshop
You really only need to know one end of the fiddle from the other to join in this one. We'll look at how to simplify your technique to make playing easier. We'll explore how to give yourself options, how to produce different sorts of tone, and how to start separating what the two hands are doing.

The aim will be to help each player start to take ownership of their style, and provide a bigger toolkit of sounds and techniques to work with.

Intermediate workshop
For this workshop, I will assume a reasonable level of competence, perhaps a few dozen tunes under the fingers, and a degree of session/other playing experience. You don't need to be a whizz, but you can definitely hold a tune in company.

We'll explore the rhythmic side of using the bow, working on building structure and shape into tunes. We'll look at how to get crystal clear tone and good connection with the finger board.

Across both workshops, there will be space to ask questions, and even dictate the course of the workshop. Whilst I have formats and ideas, ultimately, it's what's useful to the players who attend. I'm open minded and want to help!

Contact: jamiefknowles@gmail.com

Marry Waterson & David A Jaycock


Saturday 9th April 2016 8pm

Marry Waterson & David A Jaycock

Tickets £10 from The Globe or wegottickets.com

Support: Michael Burns

Nominated for Best Duo and Best Original Track at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016. With their bluesy guitar licks and layered harmonies, Marry & David bring you their latest album Two Wolves, with each of its songs brimming with nuance and depth. Although covering some deeply personal subjects, Marry’s skills as a singer, lyricist and, above all, a story-teller bring a very human touch, enabling the songs to maintain their focus and intensity without overwhelming the listener. David’s compositions are beguiling and inventive, providing the ideal musical foil, both for Marry’s compelling voice and Kate’s subtle arrangements.

Website: www.marrywaterson.com

Workshops at The Globe: Bodhran


Previous Workshop

Sunday 6th March 2016

Bodhran Workshop with Laszlo Palko

Call 0751 221 4668 to book or for more info.

Website: www.percussion4u.co.uk

Sam Partridge & Grace Smith



Previous event

Saturday 27th February 2016 8pm

Sam Partridge & Grace Smith

Tickets £6 from The Globe or wegottickets.com

Support: Heather McNeill

As an instrumental duo these young musicians are fast becoming a powerful force on the traditional music scene in the UK. With material that manages to be both energetic and sultry - powerful and relaxing, Grace and Sam are firmly connected to the musical traditions they stem from whilst throwing their own unique approach and musicality into the mix. Having met on the Newcastle University folk degree they have played together in various bands and projects since. This is evident in their tasteful approach to arrangement which is as much of a joy to hear as it is to witness in live performance. With a recent recording under their belts and series of concerts throughout the year this is definitely a duo to watch!