Mike Wilson & Damian Barber


Thursday 7th February 2019 8pm

Mike Wilson & Damian Barber

Support: Michael Burns

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

Nominated Best Duo BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Two of the finest exponents of Traditional Song in the United Kingdom; it is difficult to accept that these relatively young men, have a combined 40+ years experience of performing at folk venues.

Raised in Norfolk and heavily influenced by such earlier Norfolk singers as Walter Pardon and Peter Bellamy, Damien is a stylish and distinctive singer, either unaccompanied or using guitar or concertina. Though he has lived for a long time in West Yorkshire he retains a strong East Anglian identity. Mike Wilson is the youngest member of the Wilson Family, the powerful Teesside singing siblings who have raised the rafters at many a festival or folk club event. His musical heritage is emphatically that of the North East – rural and industrial folk song both traditional and modern.
Damien and Mike have a rich shared repertoire of traditional songs plus the work of modern folk writers such as Bellamy, Ewan MacColl and Mike Waterson.

Website: www.damienandmike.co.uk

Michelle Holding & Bonz


Thursday 8th Nov 2018 8pm

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

4Square


Thursday 25th October 2018 8pm

4Square

Support: TBC

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.

Website: www.4squaremusic.co.uk

Daria Kulesh


Thursday 9th August

Daria Kulesh with Marina Osman

Support: Rick Whitehead

Tickets £7 from the Globe, www.wegottickets.com
Or reserve by calling 
Jamie on 07512 214668

Beguiling and enchanting Daria Kulesh's collaboration with the extraordinary pianist Marina Osman offers a fantastic variety for every listener regardless of their language and cultural background. Expect plenty of authentic Russian flavour, superb musicianship, multilingual banter and heaps of heartfelt, infectious energy.  "The songs aren't just sung, but lived." (FATEA Magazine). A refreshing, intriguing and thoroughly entertaining evening awaits all who come along.

Featuring original compositions from Daria's award-winning albums mixed with breathtaking Russian folk favourites.

Jack Rutter


Thursday 5th July

Jack Rutter

Support: Sam Baxter

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

Still in his mid 20s, Jack Rutter (Moore Moss Rutter, Seth Lakeman band, Jackie Oates band) is a highly respected singer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist making music within the British folk tradition. The recent release of his debut solo album, which is a collection of eleven traditional folk songs, produced by Joe Rusby and recorded completely solo and live in the studio with no overdubs, has been received with across the board acclaim and recognition. Critics are praising his traditional style of singing ‘beautifully sincere, timeless and beguiling’ (Songlines), and playing ‘guitar, bouzouki or concertina accompaniments are beautifully constructed and played – never getting in the way of the song, but supporting and building it’ (The Living Tradition Magazine) that have come together to create Hills, an album which ‘takes him to a whole new level, quite simply outstanding.’ (★★★★ RnR Magazine).

Jack grew up in the Holme Valley area of West Yorkshire, a place steeped in a wealth of traditional song and since graduating from Newcastle University with a BSc degree in Countryside Management in 2014, he’s gone on to forge a hugely successful career playing music professionally in various guises across Britain and Europe. In this new solo outing, the BBC award winning musician delivers folk songs with a rich, unassuming Yorkshire charm and an easy going stage presence that gives a live performance which is ‘wonderful, pure and simple. The audience just falls head over heels for this man, and rightly so.’ (English Folk Expo)

Debut Album - Hills - Out Now

Website: www.jackruttermusic.com

Estbel


Thursday 24th May 2018 8pm

Estbel

Support: TBC

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

Estbel, the name gives it away, are a Belgian, Estonian collaboration, made up of two Belgians and two Estonians, all four harbour a love for traditional music and instruments. Estbel unites traditionalists and indie-lovers, the young and the elderly.

Website: www.estbel.be/en/home

Jackie Oates


Thursday 29th March 2018 8pm

Jackie Oates

Support: Sam Baxter

Tickerts £10 from the Globe or https://www.wegottickets.com/event/416317

Jackie Oates is a singer and fiddle player hailing from Staffordshire. Her unique treatment of English ballads and songs, and pure, haunting singing style has established her at the forefront of the new English folk revival.

Website: www.jackieoates.co.uk

Steve Turner


Thursday 26th April 2018 8pm

Steve Turner

Support: TBC

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

Steve Turner is known as a pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments, stretching the boundaries of traditional forms, with one of the best voices in the business. He is a multi-instrumentalist, who also accompanies himself on the cittern, and also plays mandolin and banjo.

Website: www.steve-turner.co.uk

Ange Hardy


Thursday 22nd February 8pm 2018

Ange Hardy

Support: TBC

Celebrated by The Telegraph as “one of Britain’s top folk musicians” for her five star 2014 album “The Lament of The Black Sheep” Ange Hardy has grabbed the attention of the traditional folk music world (a feat which saw her nominated at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and winning 4 consecutive FATEA awards) by writing new material and embracing modern technologies whilst maintaining a traditional feel.

Ange is currently touring with three different guitars, a 27-string Salvi Harp, a bag of low whistles, a 16" floor drum, a tambourine and a shruti box. Combined with her innovative use of live looping for vocal harmonies she’s one of the most diverse, entertaining and spellbinding solo-artists you're likely to encounter.

Website: www.angehardy.com