Harbottle & Jonas @ Nailsea Folk Club

Ring of Bells Ring O’ Bells, 4 St Marys Grove, Nailsea

“Disarmingly honest and spine-tingling’” - RocknReel (R2)

“Awash with strong songs & excellent musicianship” - Folk Radio UK

Harbottle & Jonas, released their new album ‘The Beacon’ in March 2021, the album received widespread rave reviews and charted at No.24 in the ‘Official Folk Charts’. The album was written and recorded at home, and featured collaborator Annie Baylis on violin and backing vocals.
The new album, their fifth, is a collection of songs that seeks to bring comfort, and questions what fire of intention we will light so that our future paths might be more steadfast, clear and community-spirited. Much like the beacons of old that served as a warning with flaming fires, Harbottle & Jonas hope that their new collection of songs written during this period in our history will encourage us to reflect, adapt and sing together once more.

£10

Double Headline Folk Concert: Suthering and Harbottle & Jonas @ Brixham Theatre

Brixham Theatre Brixham Town Hall, New Road, Brixham

An exclusive double headline concert of two Devon based folk duos: Suthering and Harbottle & Jonas.

Both duos are partners in life as well as music and combine their take on traditional folk with their own original, powerful songwriting. This promises to be an exciting evening of stories performed through harmonious song and skillful musicianship.

£10 – £12

Songwriting Retreat with Reg Meuross & Katie Spencer

Halsway Manor near Crowcombe, Taunton

Reg Meuross is delighted to be returning to Halsway to run another songwriting retreat.

Reg will be joined by very special guest, singer-songwriter and guitarist from Yorkshire, Katie Spencer who writes songs imbued with the Northern landscapes of her home.

This retreat is a wonderful opportunity for songwriters of all levels to forget about the rest of the world and immerse themselves in their writing amongst like-minded people, and well-supported by Reg and his team (Katie Spencer and Reg's manager Katie Whitehouse). The programme includes group and individual tasks to stretch and challenge, opportunities to collaborate, a chance to play songs to Reg and Katie for feedback (song clinics), song sharing with the group, Q&A sessions, space to write brand new songs, time to relax at the bar, and to enjoy good food and good fun.

£100 – £650

Reg Meuross and Katie Spencer in concert at Halsway Manor

Halsway Manor near Crowcombe, Taunton

This gig is part of a songwriting retreat run by Reg Meuross and Katie Spencer from Monday 31st January to Friday 4th February at Halsway Manor. Free to retreat participants we also open up the concert to the public. Join us for a wonderful night of songs from two great singer-songwriters.

£10

Charlie Dore Trio at Liverpool Philharmonic

Liverpool Philharmoic Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Hope Street Liverpool L1 9BP, Liverpool

Multi-award winner Charlie Dore brings a genre-defying evening of ‘intriguingly other’ eclectic, contemporary, rootsy, folk - bursting with earworms and crunchy lyrics.

Charlie and her long-time collaborator Julian Littman (Steeleye Span) will swap guitars, piano, mandolin, harmonium, ukulele, banjo and stories as they showcase songs from her brand new album, alongside favourites from the past seven albums. The pair are joined by five string double bass player Gareth Huw Davies.

£18 – £21

Suthering: “If We Turn Away” Album pre-launch @ The Wharf

The Wharf Canal Road, Tavistock

“Suthering brings together a joyous blending of voices and musical talents of Julu Irvine and Heg Brignall. Delicate, harmonious and thoroughly English, Suthering is a welcome arrival on the vibrant English folk scene.” - Terry O'Brien, Folk Expo

Julu and Heg are true story-tellers who champion female characters, creating new narratives for women and unearthing the female heroines of folk.
What sets them apart is their wonderful chemistry and charisma on stage, natural humour and two beautifully matched voices. With an unusual mix of cascading, dramatic piano; intricate, fingerstyle guitar; flute, whistles and harmonium, Julu and Heg bring an exciting take on folk storytelling with their evocative and distinctive sound.

www.suthering.com

Reg Meuross @ The Redcatch Club

Redcatch Community Centre Redcatch Community Centre, Redcatch Road, Knowle, Bristol

“Classic, with echoes of early Dylan, Tom Paxton and Leonard Cohen” - THE GUARDIAN

Masterfully accompanying himself on his ‘44 Martin six-string guitar, harmonica, tenor guitar, banjo and dulcimer and captivating audiences with his beautiful tenor voice, witnessing a Reg Meuross performance is to experience a journey into the heart, soul and songs of one of England’s finest writers.

£8

Suthering @ The Bowling Green

The Bowling Green Bowling Green, 29-30 Blackboy Road,, Exeter

“Excellent musicians, beautiful harmonies and a fresh approach to traditional music” - Tony Birch, FATEA Magazine

Suthering meaning "the sound of the wind through the trees or wind under a bird's wing" combines the musical talents of Julu Irvine and Heg Brignall. A couple in life and in music, the duo have taken the folk scene by storm with their unusual and fresh approach to folk. Julu and Heg are true story-tellers who champion female characters, creating new narratives for women and unearthing the female heroines of folk.

Free

Suthering: If We Turn Away – Album Launch @ Downend Folk Club (full band)

Downend Folk Club Christ Church, North Street, Downend, Bristol

Folk duo Suthering are releasing their debut album If We Turn Away in February 2022! The album launch will be marked with a special full band concert at Downend Folk Club where the duo will be joined by Oliva Dunn (Phil Beer Band, Mad Dog Mcrea) and Sarah Ricketts (The Nightjar). The album which explores themes of community, connection, environment and conscience is very much a reflection of the times we are living in and has been influenced by the duo’s experiences during the pandemic.

For full listings of what's on at Downend Folk Club please visit here: https://www.downendfolkclub.co.uk/index.php/whats-on

For full upto date information about Downend Folk Club please visit here: https://www.downendfolkclub.co.uk/index.php

For updates on Suthering please visit their website: https://www.suthering.com/ or follow them on social media.

“Excellent musicians, beautiful harmonies and a fresh approach to traditional music” - Tony Birch, FATEA Magazine

£14 – £16

Harbottle and Jonas @ Horton and Little Sodbury Village Hall

Horton and Little Sodbury Village Hall Horton & Little Sodbury Village Hall, Horton Hill, Horton

“Fine contemporary folk music” – Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music

Back by popular demand; Fatea's Band/Duo of the Year, Harbottle & Jonas return to the wonderful Horton and Little Sodbury Village Hall in February 2022.

£15

Suthering @ The Sound Lounge

The Sound Lounge, Sutton 216-220 High Street, Sutton

“Suthering brings together a joyous blending of voices and musical talents of Julu Irvine and Heg Brignall. Delicate, harmonious and thoroughly English, Suthering is a welcome arrival on the vibrant English folk scene.” - Terry O'Brien, Folk Expo

Showcasing songs from their debut album If We Turn Away, Suthering will be performing at The Sound Lounge on Saturday the 19th of February.
Julu and Heg combine their powerful song-writing, weaving stories and crisp vocal harmonies to create a beautiful, pure sound.

£10

Suthering @ Gloucester Folk Trail: The Fountain Inn

The Fountain Inn The Fountain Inn, 53 Westgate Street, Gloucester

Suthering will be performing songs from their debut album If We Turn Away (out 25th of February 2022) at The Fountain Inn as part of Gloucester Folk Trail 2022.

“Suthering brings together a joyous blending of voices and musical talents of Julu Irvine and Heg Brignall. Delicate, harmonious and thoroughly English, Suthering is a welcome arrival on the vibrant English folk scene.” - Terry O'Brien, Folk Expo