Tuesday 30 October:  Ian Felice + Nick of Spirit Family Reunion
The Musician, Clyde Street, Leicester LE1 2DE
Doors 8.00pm, music starts 8.30pm
Tickets £13 available from The Musician, ticketweb or wegottickets


Lead singer and songwriter of The Felice Brothers, Ian Felice's latest album, "In The Kingdom Of Dreams,  was described as "a masterpiece" by No Depression and received four stars from both Americana UK and Uncut. This is a rare opportunity to catch him solo and hear songs from both the album and the Felice Brothers.


"Ian Felice is a unique voice" - No Depression

This is a great live version of 21st Century from In the Kingdom Of Dreams


Spirit Family Reunion deliver high energy roots music and it's a delight to have their main man Nick Panken doing a support slot here.


Ian Felice website

Spirit Family Reunion website


Monday 21 January:  Chris Smither + The Suitcase Junket
The Guildhall, Guildhall Street, Leicester LE1 5FQ
Doors 7.15pm, music starts 8.00pm
Tickets £15 available from The Guildhall ( 0116 253 2569) or wegottickets


Chris Smither is one of the finest acoustic guitarists currently playing and a deft and original songwriter. Described as "dazzling" by The Guardian and "an elder statesman of folk-blues" by the Boston Globe he returns to Leicester (though it's his first time at the Guildhall) to support his newest record, CALL ME LUCKY, his first set of new originals in six years. 

Joining Chris will be The Suitcase Junket (Matt Lorenz) who also played on CALL ME LUCKY. A young American songwriter and musician, The Suitcase Junket will play a short opener set of his music that is rooted in the salvaged sounds of mountain ballads, blues manifestos, American juke joints and back porches.


This is Chris's take on Sittin' On Top Of The World from CALL ME LUCKY.


 Chris Smither website

The Suitcase Junket website


Thursday 4 October:  Twelfth Day + Andy Griffiths
The Musician, Clyde Street, Leicester LE1 2DE
Doors 8.00pm, music starts 8.30pm
Tickets £11 available from The Musician, ticketweb or wegottickets


Twelfth Day are fiddle player Catriona Price and harpist Esther Swift. Described as a two-person quartet they use harp, fiddle and both voices to conjure a broad array of sounds, textures and rhythms.  They have played everywhere from Malawi to Mongolia, Canada to Brazil.  They weave traditional folk with classical elements to create music that’s outside of genre, combining their own experiences, inspirations and dreams, informed by musical travels around the globe and their upbringings in Orkney and the Scottish Borders. Throw in a handful of grit and guts, add their sense of humour, and you’re pretty much there.   

“21st century art music for trad fans.” – ***** fRoots

“Surrender to their charms you must… It would be a sin not to.” – Folk Radio UK

This is a live version of Face To Face.


Support comes from Andy Griffiths, well-known on the Leicester scene.  A fine singer and songwriter, he has released a  number of albums and played more gigs than most people have had hot dinners.! 


Twelfth Day website

Andy Griffiths website


Thursday 11 October:  Kris Drever & Boo Hewerdine
The Guildhall, Guildhall Street, Leicester LE1 5FQ
Doors 7.15pm, music starts 8.00pm
Tickets £15 available from The Guildhall ( 0116 253 2569) or wegottickets


Two of the U.K's finest and most prolific songwriters Kris Drever (BBC Folk Singer of The Year 2017, Lau) and Boo Hewerdine (The Bible / Eddi Reader) tour together for the first time in over three years.  Audiences can expect to hear many of their favourite songs from across both artists catalogues and some new songs played for the first time. 


"Kris Drever is a serious talent" - MOJO

“Boo Hewerdine is one of the country’s most consistently admired songwriters" - Folk Radio UK


This is the lovely Last Man Standing


 Kris Drever website

 Boo Hewerdine website


Tuesday 11 December:  Belshazzar's Feast
The Guildhall, Guildhall Street, Leicester LE1 5FQ
Doors 7.15pm, music starts 8.00pm
Tickets £14 available from The Guildhall ( 0116 253 2569) or wegottickets


It's a delight to welcome back Belshazzar's Feast to Leicester. The duo offer a Christmas-themed show that mixes traditional folk music and seasonal material added to their usual touch of classical and jazz, with a bit of pop and music hall, all topped off with lashings of wry humour. Paul Sartin (of Bellowhead and Faustus) and Paul Hutchinson (of Hoover The Dog) together wow audiences across the UK with their eclectic and eccentric mix of tunes and between songs chat that always sends audiences home with smiles on their faces.


"Their music is breathtaking and wickedly inventive and the between-tunes interchange as intelligent and hilarious as the music.’" -
Mike Harding

This is the sort of madness you can expect.


 Belshazzar's Feast website


Sunday 18 November:  Chris Wood
The Guildhall, Guildhall Street, Leicester LE1 5FQ
Doors 7.15pm, music starts 8.00pm
Tickets £13 available from The Guildhall ( 0116 253 2569) or wegottickets


Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the un-official history of the English speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables.Winner of six Folk Awards, he's a self-taught musician, composer and song writer, Chris is a lifelong autodidact whose independent streak shines through everything he does. Always direct and unafraid to speak his mind, his song writing has been praised for its surgical clarity. 

“Chris Wood might be the Ken Loach of songwriting. Very political, but at the same time full of compassion, and he grows sharper and more acute with each passing album.” - fROOTS magazine


This is the powerful and poignant None The Wiser


 Chris Wood website


Saturday 15 September:  Megson
The Guildhall, Guildhall Street, Leicester LE1 5FQ
Doors 7.15pm, music starts 8.00pm
Tickets £15 available from The Guildhall ( 0116 253 2569) or wegottickets


Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour.


‘The most original duo on the British folk scene.’ - Robin Denselow – The Guardian

This is the powerful and sadly still timely Generation Rent.


 ​Megson website


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Thursday 8 November:  Steve Tilston + Saskia Griffiths-Moore
The Musician, Clyde Street, Leicester LE1 2DE
Doors 8.00pm, music starts 8.30pm
Tickets £12 available from The Musician, ticketweb or wegottickets


Steve Tilston is one of our most celebrated songsmiths, widely recognised within the world of folk and contemporary music; the words, arrangements and subtle, quite superb guitar playing could be no one else.  He’s toured with John Renbourn’s Ship of Fools, in a stunning partnership with traditional singer Maggie Boyle (producing the classic recordings Of Moor and Mesa and All Under the Sun), as guitarist with Ballet Rambert, with Maartin Allcock and Pete Zorn in WAZ! with Brooks Williams in A Transatlantic Song-Swap and with his daughter Martha.  More recently he teamed up with Yorkshire alt-country band The Durbervilles and old Bristol pals Keith Warmington and Stuart Gordon as the Steve Tilston Trio. His new album, Distant Days, an acoustic retrospective featuring reworkings of some of his best and most famous songs, will be out ahead of his tour.


"The more you listen, the more there is to discover" - Bob Harris


"He can stand shoulder to shoulder with any guitarist/songwriter in the world." -  Dirty Linen


Support comes from Saskia Griffiths-Moore, an English singer-songwriter known for her pure, clear voice and her nu-folk style repertoire.  She has released three EP.s  and one album and performed sell out concerts in both large and small venues across South England.

This is a great live version of 21st Century from In the Kingdom Of Dreams


Steve Tilston website

Saskia Griffiths-Moore website