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Peter Knight and John Spiers
Thursday March 15th,
2018 in aid of.......
Fox Lane Sports and Social Club, Leyland
Tickets 15 Advance/17 Door
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216
and online (plus per transaction booking fee of 2.50) or online at See Tickets,  WeGotTickets (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.50)
In the summer of 2016, the organisers of FolkEast Festival had the grand idea of pairing legendary fiddle player Peter Knight (ex-Steeleye Span) and melodeon player extraordinaire, John Spiers (ex-Bellowhead) for a special 'one off' concert at that year's festival. In the event, it ended up being a genuine festival highlight, with no space to be found in the Marquee and people standing five deep in pouring rain. For a few minutes at the close of their performance, with a standing ovation and roars for more, it didn't seem as though the audience was going to let them go. As the MC commented, it was one of those occasions when people could say "I was there". It was also clear that leaving matters there was not an option, and so 2018 sees the duo undertaking their first extensive UK tour.

In the summer of 2016, the organisers of FolkEast Festival had the grand idea of pairing legendary fiddle player Peter Knight (ex-Steeleye Span) and melodeon player extraordinaire, John Spiers (ex-Bellowhead) for a special 'one off' concert at that year's festival. In the event, it ended up being a genuine festival highlight and it was clear that leaving matters there was not an option - so, here is that duo in Leyland as part of an extensive UK tour.


Roddy Woomble
Wednesday March 21st, 2018 in aid of.......
The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge

Tickets 16 Advance/18 Door
Tickets available
online via venue (plus booking fee) or by visiting Jumbo Records, calling 0113-245-5570 or online here (plus booking fee and credit card charge) or online at See Tickets and WeGotTickets (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.60)
Having travelled the world as the frontman of Scottish Indie giants, Idlewild, acclaimed songwriter Roddy Woomble entered the fray as a solo artist over 10 years ago with his debut album, 'My Secret Is My Silence'. Now established as a leading voice in the thriving British contemporary Indie Folk music scene, these dates are in further support of his album, 'The Deluder', as it takes a darker more lo-fi direction held together by Woomble’s trademark poetic lyrics, "evocative vocals and consummate gift for a tune.”


The Secret Sisters

Supported by Danni Nicholls
Sunday April 1st
, 2018 in aid of.......
The Met, Bury
Tickets 16
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per transaction booking fee of 2.50)
We're welcoming The Secret Sisters to The Met for the first time to offer up the sort of harmonising that only siblings like Laura and Lydia Rogers can achieve. They are appearing in support of their third album, produced by Brandi​ Carlile​,​'You Don't Own Me Anymore'. The title itself hints at the biting and beautiful nature of this record for their new label, New West. They made a promising start to their career with plaudits from all directions and opening spots with Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and Paul Simon. After this, they had some difficulties which have caused them to return with a focus on the heart of their talent as they get back on track with the new record. Rather than covering the songs of others, ​'You Don't Own Me Anymore' is focussed on their own significant songwriting talents. Summed up best when Laura says "We are more proud of these songs than we have ever been. Some of the songs are a little more cryptic, but some of them are very pointed and honest and direct. And we had to let those songs happen. We had to let ourselves be angry again, and bring up things we wanted to forget." Prepare yourself for a night of great harmony and song.


Heidi Talbot and John McCusker
Saturday June 2nd
, 2018 in aid of.......
The Met, Bury
Tickets 16
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per transaction booking fee of 2.50)
Two of folk music's most highly regarded and celebrated musicians, John McCusker and Heidi Talbot, are joining forces for the first time as a duo. 2018 will see Heidi and John celebrate their tenth year as musical partners with a new EP released in November on Under One Sky Records. John has produced Heidi's last three albums, they have both toured all over the globe in each others live bands but this will be the first time the pair collaborate exclusively as a duo. Between them they have shared the stage with among others - Paul Weller, Mark Knopfler, Alison Krauss, James Taylor, Teenage Fanclub, Graham Coxon, Eddi Reader, King Creosote, Tim O'Brien and Jerry Douglas.

Fred Eaglesmith
2016 in aid of Operation Smile

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Supported by ??

The Met, Bury
Tickets ??
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per transaction booking fee of 2.50)

The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Tickets ??
Tickets available by visiting Jumbo Records, calling 0113-245-5570 or online here (plus booking fee and credit card charge) or online at
See Tickets, WeGotTickets (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.45)

The Deaf Institute, Manchester
Tickets ?? Advance/?? Door
Tickets available from the See Tickets Box Office on 0871-220-0260 or online at See Tickets, Music Glue, WeGotTickets (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.60)  and Ticketline (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.60 and delivery charge)

The Lowry, Salford Quays
Tickets ??
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0843-208-6000
or online via venue (plus per ticket booking fee of 2.00)

Manchester Academy
Tickets ??
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-275-2930 or online at
Ticketline (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.75)

Fox Lane Sports and Social Club, Leyland
Tickets ?? Advance/?? Door
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216
and online (plus per transaction booking fee of 2.50) or online at See Tickets,  WeGotTickets (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.70)

Burnley Mechanics
Tickets ??
Tickets available from the Box Office on
01282-664400
or online via venue (plus per ticket booking fee of 2)

The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
Tickets 18 Advance/20 Door
Tickets available by visiting Jumbo Records, calling 0113-245-5570 or online here (plus booking fee and credit card charge) or online at See Tickets and WeGotTickets (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.80)

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