Show of Hands Saturday 11th May at The Memorial Hall Marlborough College

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‘Special Relationship’ Tour  2019 Show of Hands join forces with long-term friend and collaborator Richard Shindel! to present their very own transatlantic ‘SpecialRelationship’ show this spring. Hailing from New Jersey and now a resident of Buenos Aires, Shindell writes flawless, vivid songs that paint pictures and tell stories. Along with a selection of their own […]

Urban Folk Quartet Thursday 18th April 2019

Urban Folk Quartet

We are delighted to welcome this fab high energy band for their first appearance in Marlborough “UFQ are impossibly wonderful” – fRoots“Seriously exceptional musicians” – R2 (Rock ‘n’ Reel) “Up there with the best of them – amazing musicians.” – BBC Radio 2 Folk Show In an age where the word “folk” encompasses everything from acoustic pop to […]

Steve Tilston Saturday 16th February 2019


 We are delighted to welcome back this brilliant singer songwriter performing with Hugh Bradley on double bass. “The more you listen, the more there is to discover.” Bob Harris The writer of the classics The Slipjigs and Reels, Here’s to Tom Paine and the award-winning The Reckoning, Steve Tilston continues to surprise with his song-writing […]

St Agnes Fountain 14th December 2018 – SOLD OUT


The traditional start to the Christmas festivities is always uplifting and fun – not to be missed. Since their first get together, to record the eponymous St Agnes Fountain album in 2001, the quartet; David Hughes, Fairport Convention’s Chris Leslie and multi award winning duo Chris While and Julie Matthews, have brought musical invention and laughter to the star-dust atmosphere of […]

Ray Cooper 17th November 2018

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  We are delighted to welcome Ray back to present songs from his excellent new album ‘Between the Golden Age and the Promised Land’. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Rays works his his brief biography. Ray Cooper is a Scottish/English songwriter currently living in Sweden. When Cooper left art school in Brighton […]

Daphne’s Flight 12th September 2018


Following the success of their tour in 2017 we welcome back this fabulous group DAPHNE’S FLIGHT Are Christine Collister, Chris While, Julie Matthews, Helen Watson and Melanie Harrold                                 “This is solid gold standard dream-team music-making. A key album of this year already, and no mistake” froots   Back with a […]

While and Matthews 17th May 2018


  We are delighted to welcome Chris and Julie back for their fabulous duo show. Just in case you haven’t heard their stunning music before here’s the biography ‘Winners in the Best Duo category at the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and nine times nominated since 2001 in the Best Duo, Best Song & Best Live […]

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman 28th April 2018

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BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo – 2016 & 2013 With their landmark 5th album, ‘Personae’, husband and wife duo Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman introduce us to a host of new characters and stories from their fertile and energetic musical imaginations. Drawing upon the British folk tradition’s natural backdrops whilst weaving in […]

Gigspanner Big Band 5th April 2018

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As a trio, Gigspanner, formed by Steeleye Span’s erstwhile fiddle player Peter Knight, has built a massive reputation for dismantling traditional music and song and reassembling it into “music of intelligently crafted brilliance” (Songlines). BBC Folk Award winners (Best Duo) Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin are described by The Guardian as being “Subtle, bravely original…a […]