Folk

Folk

The Lock In "Christmas Carol"

Join this BBC Award-winning team of musicians and dancers for the very best festive live music, song and dance in this part gig, part dance show and part panto!
 

Steeleye Span

A vintage year for music and the end of a decade that changed the world, 1969 would also see the birth of a band that would go on to become one of the most enduring stories in the folk world and beyond.

Fifty years on and Steeleye Span, led as ever by Maddy Prior, mark this incredible milestone with a night of favourites and songs from new album EST’D 1969.

Daniel O'Donnell

On sale Sat 27 Apr:
10am counter sales only
10.30am phone and online

Seats in the first four rows are only available to be purchased by phone or over the counter, and are limited to four tickets per booking.

with special guest Mary Duff

It’s no surprise that Daniel O’Donnell is one of the best loved artistes.

Al Stewart

After touring for the last year in the USA with his band the Empty Pockets, Al has decided to bring this show to the UK shores.

Joined by Al’s long time saxophonist Marc Macisso, he will be playing selections from his deep catalogue along with favorites Year of the Cat, Time Passages, On the Border, Nostradamus and Roads to Moscow

My Leonard Cohen

Stewart D'Arrietta and his band return to the UK with their rousing celebration of the late, legendary Cohen's best loved music, poetry and stories of his life.

World-class musicians offer gutsy and imaginative arrangements of the great singer-songwriter's most powerful works, driven by D'Arrietta's raw vocals. 

Featuring hits including Tower of Song, I'm Your Man and Hallelujah, hear Cohen’s work as you’ve never heard it before.

Aidan O'Rourke & Kit Downes

Multiple BBC Folk Award winner and founding member of Lau, Kan and Blazin’ Fiddles, Aidan O'Rourke spent a year writing daily musical responses to James Robertson’s short story collection 365: Stories.
 
By the end of the year he had written 365 new tunes, from which he selected 22 to record with Kit Downes on harmonium and piano.

Danni Nicholls

With the wind in her sails from receiving consecutive Americana Music Association UK Award nominations (2017 UK Album of the Year for Mockingbird Lane and 2018 UK Artist of the Year), singer-songwriter Danni Nicholls has been enjoying an incredible ride.

From supporting the legendary Shakin' Stevens on his 28 date major UK tour to opening for the mighty Lucinda Williams and The Secret Sisters, 2019 is set to be just as exciting.

Megson

The husband and wife duo Megson, aka Stu and Debbie Hanna, draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly brilliant brand of folk music, bringing an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. 

Darden Smith & Boo Hewerdine

Boo Hewerdine and Darden Smith met 30 years ago, introduced by a publisher they wrote songs together for four days in London. The results secured them a record deal with Ensign Records. Only a short while later they found themselves in Austin, Texas recording the album Evidence.

To celebrate this magical collaboration that has resulted in a life-long friendship, Darden and Boo will be playing a handful of shows in the UK, including The Forge.

Terry Lee Hale

Terry Lee Hale has been making great records for 25 years.
 
He first made an impact on the Seattle scene, playing the clubs and bars with his open guitar tunings and deeply interesting, sometimes dangerous songs, and went on to build a faithful fan base that’s spread around the planet.
 

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