Real music in a great environment, presented by fans for fans.
All gigs are presented at The Vyne Theatre, Berkhamsted's premier arts centre. It's a beautiful space with full professional sound and lighting and comfortable, banked seating. Lovely bar area. Plenty of parking in the immediate area. Northbridge Road, Berkhamsted HP4 1EH
Professional acts, performing with integrity, style and showmanship.
Delighted to announce the confirmed acts for autumn 2018 through to spring 2019:
Siobhan seems to collect awards for fun. Nominated in two catgories in this year's BBC radio 2 Folk Awards, she was pipped by Karine Polwart for Folk Singer of the Year but won the Best Traditional Track for her version of Banks of Newfoundland. She has also been awarded the Scots Trad Awards 'Scots Singer of the Year' for an unprecedented third time.
I've been a fan since my neice introduced me to her music in 2011 when she was in the wonderful duo with Jeana Leslie who many of you will know as being 25% of Fara. They came to prominence as winners of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2008, which was followed by both the Hancock Horizon Award and Up and Coming Artist of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards in 2009.
Incredibly pleased to be able to bring you the folk super-group to top them all!
John Doyle (Dublin - vocals, guitar, bouzouki, mandola) is an Irish music linchpin and a founder member of Solas, who has worked with Joan Baez, Linda Thompson and Mary Chapin Carpenter.
BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner John McCusker (Glasgow - fiddle, whistles, harmonium) has played with The Battlefield Band, Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan, recorded with Paul Weller, and recently produced albums for Eddi Reader, Heidi Talbot and Kris Drever.
Mike McGoldrick (Manchester - flute, whistles, Uileann pipes, bodhran, clarinet, congas) is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner, founding member of Lunasa, and current member of Capercaillie, and has worked with Mark Knopfler, Eddi Reader, John Cale.
"We try and keep it as fresh and exciting as we can," McCusker says. "Live, we'll often go onstage with no set-list, just to try and keep that energy up, that freshness. It's about playing from the heart."
Completely blown away by Iona's set supporting The Rail Splitters at Celtic Connections where a full house of about 500 were held spell-bound throughout. I've since seen her trio in the more intimate setting of The Slaughtered Lamb and was mesmerised from first note to last.