DMP partners with Kilimanjaro for London Folk & Roots Festival

DMP partners with Kilimanjaro for London Folk & Roots Festival

DMP and promoter Kilimanjaro have partnered to bring together the third London Folk & Roots Festival, which will run from October 27 to November 26 2016 across various London venues, including the Union Chapel, Bush Hall and The Shepherds Bush Empire.

Confirmed acts include Newton Faulkner, former Bellowhead star Jon Boden, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Sarah Jarosz, Tony Joe White, Eliza Carthy, Brandi Carlile and Maz O’Connor, amongst others.

David Messer for DMP said: “Now in its third year, the London Folk & Roots Festival is fast becoming an established part of London’s music calendar. It continues to grow in size, with an eclectic mix of UK and international artists. In addition to the bigger names on the bill, our new partners EFDSS (English Folk Dance and Song Society) have helped bring in many new artists, providing them with the platform to play in front of larger audiences.”

Kilimanjaro’s Steve Tilley added:  “Kilimanjaro is delighted to be involved with the London Folk and Roots Festival again. All music could arguably be traced back to folk music in whatever country you look at it. Across the pond they call folk music country, and outside of the westernised nations they call it world music. So that’s the point of London’s Folk and Roots Festival; be you a Northumbrian pipes player, an acoustic singer-songwriter, an Americana/country legend, a Balkan balalaika player or a Malian musician, we will welcome you to the capital. We want to celebrate stunning artists and groups united by a love of acoustic and electric instruments, traditional indigenous melodic arrangements and great songs. Enjoy!’’

See below for tour dates.

Thu, 27th Oct: Breabach - Rich Mix

Mon, 31st Oct: Tony Joe White + Jack Broadbent - Union Chapel   

Tues, 1st Nov: Brandi Carlile + special guests - Shepherd’s Bush Empire 

Tues, 1st Nov:  Emerging Talent Night with Emily Mae Winters, Cassie & Maggie, Dietrich Straus & Jack Harris – The Green Note   

Wed, 2nd Nov: Jim Causley Trio - Cecil Sharp House

Wed, 2nd Nov: Tall Heights + Guests – The Slaughtered lamb

Wed, 2nd Nov: Rachel Sermani + The Lake Poets – St Pancras Old Church

Thu, 3rd Nov: Newton Faulkner + Tall Heights - Union Chapel   

Thu, 3rd Nov: Michael Messer’s Mitra - Bush Hall   

Thu, 3rd Nov: Songs for London - Cecil Sharp House

Sat, 5th Nov: Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band + Colm Mac Con Iomaire - Islington Assembly Hall

Mon, 7th Nov: Colm Mac Con Iomaire - The Forge

Tues , 8th Nov: Emerging Talent Night with Brooke Sharkey, Monticule + TBC - The Green Note

Wed, 9th Nov: Oyster Band - Cecil Sharp House

Wed, 9th Nov: Maz O’Connor + Kizzy Crawford - Bush Hall (18yrs + only)

Wed, 9th Nov: Michael McGoldrick – King’s Place

Wed, 9th Nov: Wallis Bird - The Forge

Fri, 10th Nov: Sara Watkins - Bush Hall

Thu, 10th Nov: Oysters 3 - Cecil Sharp House   

Fri, 11th Nov: Jon Boden + Blair Dunlop - Union Chapel 

Fri, 11th Nov: Mick Flannery + Dermott Kennedy - St Stephens Church

Tue, 15th Nov: Sarah Jarosz + Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage + Michael Baker - Union Chapel

Wed, 16th Nov: Calan - Cecil Sharp House

Sat, 26th Nov: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - The London Palladium

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