Tuesday 28th August at 8.00pm
The Lone Bellow burst onto the scene with their self-titled debut in 2013. The Brooklyn-based band quickly became known for their transcendent harmonies, serious musicianship and raucous live performance — a reputation that earned them their rabid fan base. It's been three years since the band's victoriousThen Came The Morning was released.
Saturday 1st September at 8.00pm
If you build a fence then you have to treat it, as any DIY buff will tell you. You have to make it durable; to help it help us weather storms. Fife's Kenny Anderson realised this when forming micro-label, Fence, in 1994 – and so he treated it, then treated us, with an alt-pop alter-ego: King Creosote.
Anderson has become of Scotland's most acclaimed and prolific, singer-songwriters: a squeezebox Casanova with a cosmic wordplay fetish, whose voice leaves gentle devastation in its wake. He was short-listed for 2011's Mercury Prize thanks to Diamond Mine, his sublime collaboration with Jon Hopkins.
Other key LPs in the KC canon include Kenny and Beth's Musakal Boat Rides (2003), Rocket DIY (2005), KC Rules OK (2005) Bombshell (2007), Flick the Vs (2009) and his live-only album, My Nth Bit of Strange.
In 2014, Anderson completed his first-ever film soundtrack for From Scotland With Love. The film weaves Scottish archive film footage with KC compositions.
Creatively King Creosote continues to thrive and the Domino Recording Co will release Kenny’s highly anticipated new album - Astronaut Meets Appleman in September this year.
Thursday 13th September at 8.00pm
True power inspires awe, and Irish Mythen packs a lot of it – lyrical, musical, and personal – into a relatively small frame. Mythen is a globetrotting troubadour – an Irish-born, contemporary Canadian folk artist who’s been amassing accolades and achievements across several continents over the years. In recent years, has earned her spots performing alongside Rod Stewart and Lucinda Williams and billings on major festival stages the world over. In just the last 12 months, Irish has closed out the Philadelphia Folk Festival, performing after the iconic Lyle Lovett, and had thousands in her hands at Australia’s Woodford Folk Festival.
Monday 17th September at 8.00pm
Hayseed Dixie began one day in 2000 when John Wheeler and Mike Daly drank roughly enough whiskey to float a battleship from the Florida Coast over to Portugal and back and decided to play around in John’s studio.
Wednesday 19th September at 8.00pm
Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and the self-dubbed “Lie-In King”, Seann Walsh is “unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation" (The Guardian). Returning from his run in America, where he made his USA television debut appearance on Conan, Seann Walsh is back on tour in the UK.
Friday 28th September at 7.00pm
Featuring Rick Witter & Paul Banks (Shed Seven Acoustic), The Howl & The Hum and Jade Helliwell
Saturday 29th September at 1.00pm
Featuring Thea Gilmore, Seafret, The Eskies, Coco & The Butterfields, Matt Abbot, The Dunwells, Buffalo Skinners, Dan Webster Band & lots more...
Tuesday 2nd October at 7.30pm
Join BBC Radio’s voice of cricket, Aggers, in his first solo show as he takes us on a trip down memory lane, recounting tales from a wonderful and entertaining career on the field and in the box, with film footage, audio clips and photographs on our big screen.
Saturday 6th October at 8.00pm
Fresh from sold-out 2017 shows during which they performed Wishbone Ash’s seminal 1972 album Argus in its entirety and following hot on the heels of a Spring 2018 tour featuring 1974’s There’s the Rub, Martin Turner (founding member of Wishbone Ash) and his band return to perform another classic album from the vintage years of Wishbone Ash – 1970’s iconic Wishbone Ash debut album.
Tuesday 9th October at 8.00pm
Having sold out London’s Royal Albert Hall earlier this year performing as a trio, Nick will head out solo in September on an initial 18-date run at much more intimate spaces across the UK and Ireland, including towns that Nick has never previously performed at. These shows bring the evolution of Nick’s touring of his second album, Wake Up Now, on a full circle journey from five-piece, to trio, and now right back to just Nick and his guitar.
Friday 19th October at 8.00pm
Jeremy Hardy is in his 4th decade as a stand-up this year. That’s a more dramatic way of saying he started 34 years ago and, without a lottery win, probably has at least another 34 years to go. In 2014, the tenth series of Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation was broadcast on Radio 4 and more recently his brand-new series Jeremy Hardy Feels It. He is also well known for his appearances on The News Quiz and I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue.
Tuesday 13th November at 8.00pm
Something amazing happens when Ireland’s Hothouse Flowers step onto the stage. There is a sense of musical adventure, an impulse to reach new heights and depths in music where the unspoken aim is that the band and the audience become one and the world becomes a different place for a while. Hothouse Flowers are a rock n’roll band, a traditional band, a soul band. a jam band with their own brand of jam on both sides of the bread! Their much anticipated new album Let’s Do This Thing is released this Autumn.
Wednesday 21st November at 8.00pm
After releasing a weekly folk song for a year, BBC Radio 2 spins and glowing press reviews, Joshua Burnell & Band take to the stage to launch a brand new album. Josh and his band won The Great British Folk Festival audience poll for favourite act by an overwhelming majority. An exciting emerging artist whose talent shines out!
Friday 23rd November at 8.00pm
Award winning Jazz guitarist Martin Taylor teams up with acoustic and slide guitar virtuoso Martin Simpson The pair shares the stage throughout the performance – adding to each other’s songs and instrumental pieces, taking them to sublime new heights.This is an unmissable evening with two guitar playing legends working in harmony.
Friday 30th November at 8.00pm
Since releasing her debut as a teenager nearly 20 years ago, the Oxfordshire-raised, Cheshire-based singer and songwriter Thea Gilmore has gained global acclaim for making music not only of extraordinary beauty, but of rare honesty and insight.
Tuesday 4th December at 8.00pm
Brilliant musicians, thrilling performers, free-thinking visionaries and all-round good chaps as well…small wonder Lau are regarded as the epicentre of the new folk boom. And they’ve got shelves groaning with awards (BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winners - Best Band, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, Album of the Year 2015 The Herald), a forest’s worth of ecstatic reviews and breathless plaudits from excited audiences in various outposts of the world ringing in their ears to prove it.
Friday 7th December at 8.00pm
Courtney Marie Andrews spent over nine months of 2017 on the road, with multiple trips across the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. That’s nothing new for Andrews, though.
Tuesday 5th February at 8.00pm
Jason is delighted to announce that he is extending his Amazing Midlife Crisis Tour into 2019 with a final series of dates. This is a tour with a twist!! These intimate evenings will be a unique opportunity to see him like you’ve never seen him before!
Saturday 16th February at 8.00pm
Described as gypsy folk & roll, Holy Moly and the Crackers are one of hardest working bands on the circuit with a growing and loyal fan base. Over the past two years they have toured the UK extensively with festival appearances including Glastonbury, Cornbury, Larmer Tree, Underneath The Stars and Towersey.
Saturday 24th February at 8.00pm
We listened to you – he’s back! Steve Harley, the original Cockney Rebel, and his Acoustic Trio returns with an intimate, unique and atmospheric show. Accompanied by his Cockney Rebel band-mates Barry Wickens and James Lascelles they will perform tracks from any or all 13 of Steve’s original albums and will include all-time favourites like Mr Soft, Judy Teen, Mr Raffles, Sebastian, and of course the world-wide classic hit, Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me).
Thursday 28th February at 8.00pm
Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on 'Taskmaster', half-killed on 'Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island', Watson returns to what he's best at: being indoors.