NEWS AND GIGS

TONIGHT ! 30TH April. We are thrilled to be playing at the Slaughtered Lamb near The Barbican, London tonight at an Industry Showcase for Stepladder Worldwide. The Floe, Alex Holmes and Sam Duckworth ( of Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly) are playing too.

Going to be a great night.

The Folk, step out Slaughtered Lamb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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24th April – Bury St Edmunds, Flaming June EP Launch

30th April – The Slaughtered Lamb, London

18th May – Welwyn Garden City Food Festival.

Folkstock UNDER THE STARS 25th MAY

 

 

 

25th May – Under the Stars Songwriting Masterclass with Reg Meuross plus camp fire gig. Church Farm, Ardeley, Herts.

Tickets start at £5 for students and include camping over. Email folkstock@hotmail.co.uk

8th June – Letchworth Street Fest. Leys Avenue Stage. Performing 1.20 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Brighton Calling poster

 

 

 

9th June – Brighton, Latest Music Bar. Folkstock Fundraiser

13th June – Cambridge Ball afternoon gig

15th June – Cambridge University May Ball

16th June – Acoustic Showcase, The Exchange, Sturminster Newton, Dorset. Brian Player/1Radio/ Folkstock promoting

 

 

 

 

 

26th June – NO FEAR @ THE FORUM. Hertfordshire hottest young talent showcasing alongside the regions best breaking acoustic acts

Tickets £5, email folkstock@hotmail.co.uk

29th June – Under the Stars at Ardeley ‘s Church Farm, with Neil King ( FATEA MAGAZINE) and Luke Jackon performing/ chatting then singing round the camp fire.

20th July – Under the Stars – details to be confirmed

3/4th Aug – Standon Calling

5-8th Aug- Devon and Cornwall tour with Said the Maiden

31/1st Sept – Wilkestock

21st Sept – FOLKSTOCK ACOUSTIC FESTIVAL, Aldenham Country Park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLUB 85, Hitchin Herts,  TOMORROW ( 9TH March !). Roots and Roll Cafe.

http://www.club-85.co.uk/moreinfo.php?eid=2427

When Sat 09 March 2013 from 19:45 until 23:45
What The Roots and Roll Cafe & Peel Club present MY FIRST TOOTH + THE FOLK + BEAU JANGLES + GUIDOKM £6
How Much £6.00
More Details [Description]“THE ROOTS ‘N ROLL CAFE”
Pull up a chair and take in the sounds of an eclectic mix of music seldom before seen at Club 85, from folk, blues, country and rock and roll to everything in between and beyond! Our second show is a colaboration with The Peel Club, featuring two great Rhythmns Of The World bands and much more besides… Arrive early to get the best seats!MY FIRST TOOTH
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Four… Northampton four piece My First Tooth have been playing festivals up and down the country (including Glastonbury and our very own Rhythms Of The World) and are getting plaudits from all sides for their infectious alternative folk pop. With a new album soon to be released on Alcopops Records expect a compelling and energetic set in an intimate setting…THE FOLK
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Three… Young Hertfordshire all girl trio The Folk were a revelation at last year’s Rhythms Of The World. Combining sprightly indie pop with enticing folk musicianship, it is clear to see why they have become one of the most talked about new bands in the county.BEAU JANGLES
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Two… Our hosts are Hitchin’s very own Beau Jangles, returning tonight as a duo performing their own distinctive roots and roll, with great songs, great harmonies and top musicianship.GUIDOKM
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One… Originally from Norway, but currently residing in Stevenage, teenage rockabilly Guido Kenneth Margesson has already toured Europe and tonight performs a solo set featuring a host of rock ‘n roll favourites.Saturday 9th March 2013
Doors 7:45, music from 8:15
16+ show (Photo ID required)
Entry £6
Club 85, 74 Whinbush Road, Hitchin

 

 

We are currently having a little break from non stop gigging as we are writing new material and planning for the next few months. We are however, open to playing at private parties and local events, so please contact us – thefolk@live.co.uk

THIS WEEKEND : 14TH jULY – Rhythms of the World, 5pm, Icehouse Stage

15TH jULY – ROTW 12.40, Nettlebed Stage

 

 

 

THIS IS WHA T WE WERE GETTING UP TO LAST YEAR ! .. MAKES US EXHAUSTED JUST READING IT !

12/05          Acoustic Showcase, The Alternative Escape as part of The Great Escape, Brighton

25/05          University of Hertfordshire  Summer Ball

31/05          Sue Marchant, BBC Radio Cambridge

                       RELEASE OF  ’  When it Rains Folked Up’ – re released single plus 5 mixes !!

01/06          Interview and performance live on air at 3pm on the Nick Coffer show BBC 3CRadio

01/06          The High Barn, Great Bardfield supporting The Floe  Doors open 7.30. Tickets £13

                        TICKETS : http://www.high-barn.com/musicsite/products-page/june-2012/the-floe-friday-1st-june/

02/06          Strawberry Fair, Cambridge, Main Stage 1pm

03/06          Waterford, Hertford, Jubilee Celebrations. Community party – all welcome. PM.

04/06          Buntingford, Jubilee High St Party Afternoon, on the High Street, two performances.

05/06          Hertford, Dead Swanky Salon – gig at  Jubilee party, at lunch time, all welcome, free entry

08/06          Hitchin Out door gig down by the river, as part of Jubilee Celebrations – 12.30 and 1.30 performances

09/06          Letchworth Street Fest. On stage 1.25…….Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery, Halls Green, Charity event after

16/06           New Boutique  in Hitchin, playing at the opening

17/06           Photo shoot with Redwood Photography

20/06           Undersolo Gig, London

22/06           Barnwell School, Stevenage, Gig and then taking part in Charity Fun Run !!!

23/06           The Last Witch. Gig before the play starts at Walkern Hall, during the picnic

28/06           Red Lion, Biggleswade, Beds – with Kenetics

07/07          Edwinstree School Fete

08/07          Welwyn, Olympic Torch Ceremony.

14/07          Rhythms of the World, Hitchin, Herts ( acoustic stage )

15/07          Rhythms of the World (opening Nettlebed stage )

21/07          Treacle Moon promo photo shoot

25/07           The Junction, Cambridge

28/07           Cambridge Folk Festival

29/07           Benslow Musical Family Picnic, Benslow gardens, Hitchin around 6pm

                         The Engine, Baldock ( later on )

03/08            STANDON CALLING   !!!!!!!

05/08             Rock at the Castle, Hertford

25/08             Coventry – gig at The Nugget with The Fallows

26/08             Rhythms Festival, Old Warden, Bedfordshire

08/09             Woodfest ( afternoon )

                           Balstock ( evening )

Tom Robinson has included our track When It Rains in her personal top five for this week ! and played it on his show, our first national air play ! and here is his review :

THE FOLK – WHEN IT RAINS. Tom ROBINSON FRESH NET BBC 6Music
It’s the chorus that holds this track for me. Just the right side of saccharin.  The honesty and emotive qualities really shine through and subsequently the basic nature of the recordings is charming. Their move to a more polished sound has come at a good time.