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Róisín Gadelrab’s music news: York Rise festival; London Folk Festival; The Celtic Social Club

05 September, 2019 — By Róisín Gadelrab

Kitty Durham

YORK Rise Street Festival’s 10th Anniversary celebrations promise three stages of free music on Sunday (September 8) featuring NW5’s finest. At 5pm Kitty Durham of Kitty Daisy and Lewis brings her new solo project to The Dig It Sound System Stage, where there will also be performances from The Estimators, John Etheridge, Whiskey Mick and Neil Keenan playing Bluegrass and Fabric resident Terry Francis. Running all day, the famed street party will feature music, talks and discussions, arts and crafts, history, civic groups, food and booze, green living and more.

• Camden faves Madness have just announced a three-day residency – Past, Present Future – at the Roundhouse on December 15-17 – something for the Christmas party season? General public ticket sales open September 6.

• Recorder player and multi-instrumentalist Finn Collinson launches debut album Call To Mind at Aces & Eights, Tufnell Park (September 6) alongside his full band – Jonno Gaze (drums, percussion), Tom Leader (guitar, double bass) and Emma Beach (oboe and vocals).

• Norway’s Fay Wildhagen, who has struggled with the physical constraints of arthritis in both arms, plays The Lexington on September 6.

• Immerse yourself in a day long celebration of folk music on Saturday (September 7) at the sixth annual London Folk Festival at Cecil Sharp House featuring the best of the national and local folk scene including include Lady Maisery, Jim Moray and Lucy Ward, singarounds plus workshops in spoons-playing, folk inging, Gaelic/Scots song and Step Dancing and more. The line-up also includes Scottish bands Salt House and Tannara, London based vocal quartet The Norfolk Broads, up-and-coming folk singer Georgia Lewis and her trio, and acclaimed duo Dipper Malkin. Further info from

French super group The Celtic Social Club – a collective of musicians who have a wide range of experiences in the global music industry and a love of Celtic Music – play The 100 Club on September 7 following the release of new single Remember Joe Strummer, which features Dan Donnelley (The Wonder Stuff / The Levellers) on vocal. The 2019 line-up features Dan Donnelly, Manu Masko (Red Cardell, DMFB), Ronan Le Bars (Héritage des celtes, Johnny Hallyday), Goulven Hamel (Cathal Coughlan, Miossec), Pierre Stephan (Meaelstrom), Richard Puaud (Alexandre Varlet, DFMB) and Mathieu Pequeriau (Red Cardell, DFMB).

• The September Session, the first in a monthly series of shows dedicated to supporting up-and-coming artists and developing new talent takes place at Islington Academy on September 11 featuring Talkboy, History & Lore, Lonnie Storey, Olli Ingall.

• Winsford four-piece The Luka State, who are attempting to play 100 live shows this year, stop off at Thousand Island on September 7.

• J-rock band Survive Said The Prophet (“SABAPURO” in Japanese) play Boston Music Room on September 6 following the recent release of their music video for upcoming single MUKANJYO, the opening theme song for new Japanese animation TV series VINLAND SAGA.

• Swindon indie rockers Getrz play The Fiddlers Elbow on September 7 in support of the release of new EP Think Of The Future.

Dutch duo The Lasses play The Slaughtered Lamb on September 9.

• Canadian singer Oh Susanna celebrates the 20th anniversary of her debut album Johnstown, with a re-mastered release available on cd, digitally and for the first time, on vinyl, as well as a live performance at The Water Rats on September 9.

• US hip-hop artist, rapper and singer Bahamadia, who released cult classic hip-hop album Kollage in 1996, plays Jazz Café on September 10. Opening the show is rising west London rapper Lava La Rue.

• Afrobeat ensemble Antibalas and special guest artists including American soul icon Bettye LaVette, British soul singer Alice Russell and British jazz/soul singer-songwriter Zara McFarlane will honour the legacy of Aretha Franklin at the Barbican on September 12 as they run through a selection of Franklin’s music.

• Notable gigs: Little May and The Rubens, Heaven (September 10); Ian Moss + Rosalie Deighton, St Pancras New Church (September 12).


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