What's On

Our 2020 festival may be over, but given the current state of the world we have decided to keep going with our #LiveToYourLivingRoom events. Here are the fantastic LIVE online events that we have got coming up for you over the next few months:

NB all events take place in Zoom unless otherwise stated

Click on the 'Register' button under each event listing to buy tickets for that event.

Oxfolk presents: Bal basics workshop with Kerry Fletcher

Kerry Fletcher will teach you some of the dances that best fit the music of Naragonia in preparation for the bal itself which starts at 4.30pm (separate ticket required).

Event Date 19-07-2020 3:00 pm
Event End Date 19-07-2020 4:00 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket £5
Oxfolk presents: Naragonia

Naragonia is a Belgian duo, Pascale Rubens and Toon Van Mierlo, who play the most sublime and delicious feast of music for your dancing and listening pleasure.

Event Date 19-07-2020 4:30 pm
Event End Date 19-07-2020 6:00 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket £10
The Vox Hunters and Alex Cumming

Join The Vox Hunters (Armand Aromin & Benedict Gagliardi) and Alex Cumming (The Teacups) for an enjoyable concert of songs, tunes and maybe even some dances from around New England, Old England and beyond! Expect toe tapping tunes, beautiful harmonies and plenty of choruses to sing along with! 

Event Date 25-07-2020 7:30 pm
Event End Date 25-07-2020 9:30 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket: £14
Belshazzar's Feast

“They can do things with a squeeze-box and an oboe that can break your heart.” 
(Independent on Sunday)

“There is simply no way that two men in faded denim jeans should be this entertaining!” 
(Downend Folk Club)

Event Date 26-07-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 26-07-2020 9:15 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket: £14
Nick Hart

Nick Hart is a folk singer deeply rooted in the English tradition. Raised in a family of morris dancers, Nick played instrumental music for many years before discovering his passion for traditional song. Whilst studying for an ethnomusicology degree, he began to explore the large body of recordings of traditional singers from the second half of the 20th century, and this led to several years of fevered study and many nights spent at folk clubs and festivals, honing his skills as an unaccompanied singer.

Event Date 28-07-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 28-07-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket: £14
Lucy Ward

Lucy Ward is a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter and folk musician. Her songs are a sweet mixture of evocative imagery and quiet, involving beauty; passion, protest and tradition all rolled into one; this captivating and powerful performer and has a unique ability to inhabit the very heart of every song.

Event Date 31-07-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 31-07-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket: £14
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK Folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships. Twice winners of 'Best duo' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards we are delighted to welcome them for a rare live-streamed show.

Event Date 01-08-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 01-08-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket: £14
Nick Cope

Join Nick Cope and his whippet Norman for an interactive live concert featuring all your favourite Nick Cope songs

Event Date 02-08-2020 10:30 am
Event End Date 02-08-2020 11:15 am
Individual Price Standard ticket: £14
Greg Russell

Greg Russell is a two time BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner. Known for his powerful, unique vocals, Greg has toured Europe and the UK extensively for nearly ten years.

Event Date 05-08-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 05-08-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket: £14
Sam Sweeney

Sam is a veteran of the mighty Bellowhead, former artistic director of the National Folk Youth Ensemble, founder member of the acclaimed instrumental trio Leveret, and a superb instrumentalist at the forefront of the revival in English traditional music.

Event Date 08-08-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 08-08-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket: £14
Coope Boyes & Simpson

Whether breathing new life to older traditional songs or through their own incisive songwriting, Coope Boyes & Simpson’s powerful and distinctive unaccompanied singing took English roots into radical new directions

Event Date 12-08-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 12-08-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket: £14
Tim Eriksen

Tim Eriksen is acclaimed for transforming American tradition with his startling interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shape-note gospel and dance tunes from New England and Southern Appalachia.

Event Date 15-08-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 15-08-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket: £14
Daria Kulesh

Daria Kulesh has been described by Danny Farragher (Folk All) as ‘the voice of fairy tales, being able to create the enthrallment of the faerie realm and equally bring terror as the evil queen whose very words could chill your blood and capture your soul’. 

Event Date 19-08-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 19-08-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket: £14

Playing music for our times, Faustus take traditional English music, rip it up, put it together again and move it on.

‘So stunning live; ridiculously great band’, says Tom Robinson (BBC Radio 6 Music), Faustus are known for captivating audiences with their power, vocal precision and instrumental mastery. 

Event Date 21-08-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 21-08-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket: £14
Jess Morgan

Jess Morgan is a singer-songwriter from Norwich who writes gutsy modern folk songs.

Event Date 22-08-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 22-08-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket: £14
Jack Rutter

Jack Rutter is an outstanding young folk singer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist from West Yorkshire.

‘In the spirit of the old traditional singers, Jack Rutter takes a song, shapes it, lives with it and brings out something unique.' Kathryn Tickell OBE, BBC Radio 3 

Event Date 28-08-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 28-08-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket: £14
Steve Tilston

Steve Tilston is one of our most celebrated song smiths, widely recognised within the world of folk and contemporary music; the words, arrangements and subtle, quite superb guitar playing could be no one else.

Event Date 05-09-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 05-09-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket: £14
Jez Lowe

A double nomination in the 2015 BBC Folk Awards – for best singer and best new song – was a timely reminder of Jez Lowe’s standing in the UK folk and acoustic music scene. Not only he is one of the busiest live performers in the country, but his songs are among the most widely sung by other performers

Event Date 16-09-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 16-09-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket: £14

Leveret is a unique collaboration between three of England’s finest folk musicians.  Andy Cutting (button accordion), Sam Sweeney (fiddle) and Rob Harbron (concertina) are each regarded as exceptional performers and masters of their instruments.  Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity

Event Date 19-09-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 19-09-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket: £14
Kris Drever

Kris Drever is a Scottish folk singer songwriter, who has won multiple awards including an incredible 7 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, two shortlist nominations for Scottish Album of The Year (with his trio Lau) and much acclaim for his solo recordings and concerts.  Join this celebration of the launch of his new album.

Event Date 03-10-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 03-10-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket: £14
Emily Portman and Rob Harbron

Emily Portman's ethereal voice conveys a world of dark storytelling, cruel deeds and sordid city landscapes, part inspired by traditional balladry and part by rich literary sources, from the myth of Leda and the Swan to the magical realism of Angela Carter.

Event Date 24-10-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 24-10-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket: £14
The Rheingans Sisters

The award-winning duo offer a thoroughly contemporary musical vision, at once deeply anchored in pan-European folk traditions and uniquely creative, forging bold and beguiling new sounds.

Event Date 30-10-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 30-10-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket: £14

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