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All of us at the Strada team welcome you to this months newsletter! See all included below:


MADDY PRIOR & FORGOTTEN LANDS
New Signing
Now booking for festivals 2023: a unique live concert performance & vocal workshop opportunity from new 4-piece; ‘Maddy Prior & Forgotten Lands’. 

This is an unmissable opportunity for festival and concert goers to learn from folk icon Maddy Prior and highly accomplished expert Rose-Ellen Kemp who are universally acknowledged as some of the very best vocal teachers in the business. Maddie & Rose-Ellen are joined by the award winning North East instrumentalist Bridie Jackson and accomplished pianist and choir leader Jerry King. Their performance & vocal workshops aim to showcase what the human voice can do and to encourage all to sing. 

Maddy, Rose-Ellen & the band will reveal a range of vocal teaching methods, including participation and demonstrations using multi-part harmonies and powerful songs.  

The Concerts and Vocal Masterclasses are offered as a package for festivals, venues and concerts and are not available separately.


Enquiries: mark.kelly@stradamusic.com

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THE JIVE ACES
BBC Strictly 2022 uses The Jive Aces song in their extravaganza
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The bands' most popular YouTube hit (nearly 4m views) 'Bring Me Sunshine', was used by Strictly Come Dancing for their most recent promo celebrating 100 years of the BBC. 

Enquiries: stuart.hardy@stradamusic.com

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FISHCLAW
Touring January – April & Festivals 2023
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With their unique mash up of original tunes in a traditional folk style with rhythms of techno and hip-hop, Fishclaw are atmospheric and engrossing. Each show is sonically designed for the venue and audience and they can even offer an audience app for a truly immersive experience. They are simply amazing. 

Enquiries: stuart.hardy@stradamusic.com

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SABRINA FRANCIS
Touring February – March 
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Sabrina Francis is destined to be a star. Her musical journey started from humble beginnings in the Caribbean. The only way her family could enjoy music was by singing and performing themselves. She has developed into the artist she is today through hard work and belief. Making Afro-Caribbean Pop & R&B professionally since 2014, Sabrina’s music is spiritual, uplifting, joyful and effortlessly commercial. She has performed numerous sell-out shows in the UK, USA and Europe. 

Enquiries: stuart.hardy@stradamusic.com

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THE OCELOTS (IRE) 
Touring 14th - 30th April 2023 + Summer Festivals
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"Delicious harmonies and stunning storytelling” - NARC

25 year old twins Brandon and Ashley Watson are The Ocelots. Formerly based in Ireland, now in Leipzig, Germany, the brothers have crafted their songwriting and musical experience together to produce a forceful blend of rich harmonies and bare, raw acoustic folk. Their music perfectly embodies the breezy effortlessness of early Bob Dylan, and Simon & Garfunkel and has earned them 1.7 Million listens on Spotify as well as revered supports with Jack Johnson, Flogging Molly and Felix Rebil. The Ocelots live set combines all that is great about folk music, so come and be charmed by the charismatic duo. Their new EP ‘Addlepated’ is out August 2022"

Enquiries: james.nicholls@stradamusic.com

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ALY BAIN & PHIL CUNNINGHAM
Touring 9th – 25th March 2023
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Quote:   “Together they are simply the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear”.  Glasgow Herald

Aly was a founder member of the ‘Boys of the Lough’ and his passionate fiddle playing has also found its way onto recordings by the likes of Eddi Reader and Richard Thompson. He launched ‘The Transatlantic Sessions’ TV series in which both he and Phil continue to feature. Accordion player Phil has been named as one of Scotland’s 25 most influential people and his mastery of the instrument has led to him working with the likes of Mark Knopfler, James Taylor, Rosanne Cash and Midge Ure.


Enquiries: chris.wade@stradamusic.com

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MARTIN TAYLOR & ULF WAKENIUS
LEGACY Tour - October 2023
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“Martin Taylor is one the most awesome solo guitars players in the history of the instrument!”Pat Metheny

“Ulf Wakenius is one of the greatest guitar players in the world today!”Oscar Peterson

Two of the greatest jazz guitarists in the world, Martin Taylor & Ulf Wakenius have joined forces for an unforgettable live show. They bring with them a unique legacy in European jazz from years of touring and recording with Stephane Grappelli and Oscar Peterson.

Martin Taylor worked with Stephane Grappelli for 11-years, filling the guitar chair for Django Reinhardt while Ulf Wakenius worked with Oscar Peterson for 10-years, filling the guitar chair for Joe Pass, Herb Ellis and Barney Kessel. In addition to that Taylor and Wakenius have also collaborated with greats including Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Jeff Beck, George Harrison, Mike Brecker, Jamie Cullum, Ray Brown and Michel Legrand to name just a few.

Enquiries: polly.bolton@stradamusic.com

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PERKELT
Touring February- April + Festivals 2023
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Extraordinary musicianship from this five-piece playing self-described Pagan Speed Folk. As at home with a rock festival mosh pit as they are in a folk club, PerKelt really have to be seen to be appreciated. Their poetry and strong message of freedom and joy merges together with crazily fast, powerful rhythms and joyful melodies and will leave you breathless. 

Enquiries: stuart.hardy@stradamusic.com

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JIM GHEDI
Touring April 13th - May 6th 2023 + Summer Festivals
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“Every so often a musical artist perfectly captures the socio-political ruptures of their time. What Will Become Of England, the new single from Jim Ghedi, feels like one such song” ~ The Morning Star

Jim Ghedi hails from the South Yorkshire hills and although clearly well versed in the history of British folk music, he stands out as a potential torch bearer for a new generation of respectful yet experimental performers. Jim's latest release ‘What Will Become of England’ reviewed positive reviews from Mojo, Uncut and Folk Radio as well as plays on BBC Radio 3. This joins previous appearances on Mark Radcliffe, Cerys Matthews, Gideon Coe, Verity Sharp and Elizabeth Alker. He has also recently seen a volume of his poems & songs ’Spring of Yarrow’ published through Ration Books.

Enquiries: james.nicholls@stradamusic.com

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LE VENT DU NORD (Québec) 
Touring 23th - 25th January | 17th - 28th May | 29th July – 8th August | Festivals 2023
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Quote:  “Catch them while you can. UK festival bookers would do well to snap them up” Propaganda Magazine 

In this special acoustic performance Barbara Dickson and her pianist Nick Holland explore her catalogue of songs at an intimate level. The pair let the words and melodies take ‘centre stage’ as they perform a wonderful range of material drawing on Barbara’s folk roots, contemporary greats, and some of her classic hits. In this, she plays guitar and piano, and Nick on keyboards and adds harmonies to Barbara’s own wonderful vocals. “It’s a different experience to working with the bigger band” says Barbara, “but just as enjoyable and gives the music breathing space”

Enquiries: chris.wade@stradamusic.com

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BARBARA DICKSON & NICK HOLLAND
Touring 8th – 29th June & Summer Festivals 2023
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Quote: “Scotland's best-selling female singer in terms of the numbers of hit chart singles and albums she has achieved in the UK since 1976”.  The Scotsman

In this special acoustic performance Barbara Dickson and her pianist Nick Holland explore her catalogue of songs at an intimate level. The pair let the words and melodies take ‘centre stage’ as they perform a wonderful range of material drawing on Barbara’s folk roots, contemporary greats, and some of her classic hits. In this, she plays guitar and piano, and Nick on keyboards and adds harmonies to Barbara’s own wonderful vocals. “It’s a different experience to working with the bigger band” says Barbara, “but just as enjoyable and gives the music breathing space”

Enquiries: chris.wade@stradamusic.com

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SAM KELLY & JAMIE FRANCIS
Touring May - June 2023
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“Really fabulous stuff” - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

Having already recorded and produced over 10 acclaimed records, had multiple live sessions and airplay on BBC Radio 2 and 3, and his music regularly featured on Sky Arts and Sky Sports, it’s hard to believe that young Bristol-based folk singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Sam Kelly has only been performing live for a few years. With folk luminaries such as Kate Rusby, Seth Lakeman, and Cara Dillon waxing lyrical about Sam’s live set, it seemed fitting when he was awarded the prestigious Horizon Award for emerging artists at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016 at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

From the duo show, expect to hear haunting harmonies, soaring tunes and melodies, charming anecdotes and instrumental performances of the highest calibre, all led by Sam’s unmistakable vocals. This is not a show to be missed.

Enquiries: polly.bolton@stradamusic.com

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MICHAEL MESSER'S MITRA
Touring July – August 2023
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Michael Messer’s Mitra, is once again breaking new ground, playing an exhilarating and accessible fusion of rural blues and Hindustani classical music. Their highly acclaimed debut album, Call of the Blues was iTunes No1 blues album and has won them worldwide acclaim. With a new album on the way Mitra continue to break new ground. Unmissable. 

Enquiries: stuart.hardy@stradamusic.com

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JESSE TERRY
Touring October 2023  + Summer Festivals
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"It is easy to compare Terry’s heritage and storytelling to that of Jackson Browne, James Taylor or Bruce Springsteen. A symphonic delight for the heart and soul." ~ Americana UK 

Whatever magic potion the troubadours in Laurel Canyon were sipping on in 1971, Jesse Terry has managed to track it down and take a deep gulp. Now on his seventh album, 'When We Wander', Terry performs his beautifully crafted songs to around 150 audiences a year and in the words of Music News Nashville...
"brings to mind iconic artist/poets like Paul Simon and Jackson Browne.... with a performance that touches the heart like only a whisper can."


Enquiries: james.nicholls@stradamusic.com

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NEVER THE BRIDE
Touring February – April 
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A Never the Bride show is an unforgettable experience. They are true rock royalty, and in Nikki Lamborn they have one of the best female blues rock voices of all time. The band have played Wembley, The Royal Abert Hall and the Viper Rooms. They have shared a stage with The Who, Eric Clapton and ZZ Top. Promoting their album For Better for Worse. 

Enquiries: stuart.hardy@stradamusic.com

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MUSIKÁS (Hungary)
Touring late July – early August
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MUZSIKÁS is the most renowned and popular Hungarian folk music ensemble worldwide. They pioneered the global popularity of Hungarian folk music that is now a well-established niche in the roots and world music scenes. They have collaborating with various noted musicians and groups, from folk and world-music to classical, klezmer and jazz, and even to alternative rock music. They have played in the most significant concert halls such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Barbican Centre and Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.

Enquiries: chris.wade@stradamusic.com

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DE TEMPS ANTAN (Québec)
Touring July 2023 
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"World-class performers" - The Guardian

Combining tradition with contemporary flair, this “power-trad” trio showcase the very best that traditional Québécois music has to offer. In an explosion of fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and foot percussion, De Temps Antan propel folk to a whole new level, with nonstop jigs, reels and foot-tapping songs. For Folk fans, those looking for a festive atmosphere, as well as lovers of francophone music “…there is no better group to apply this magical tonic than the Québécois power trio known as De Temps Antan” ~ 
University of Dayton Arts Series, USA

Enquiries: james.nicholls@stradamusic.com

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THE ANNIE KEATING BAND (USA)
Touring 1st - 17th September 2023 + Summer Festivals
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“Tremendous… Razor sharp rockabilly, sweet country and swampy blues, the band at full tilt.”
~ Americana UK


Annie Keating writes and sings like a woman who knows deep down that heartache is the price of hope, and she can make us believe – in that way that only the best artists can – that all of it is worth the cost. Over the years, she’s been compared with great artists ranging from Lucinda Williams to John Prine but now, in 2022, Keating has found a UK band that takes her talent to a whole new level through undeniably great live shows that deliver unbridled, raucous joy and an infectious sound.

Enquiries: james.nicholls@stradamusic.com

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AVAILABLE ARTISTS ON OUR ROSTER
 

Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham 
9th - 25th March 2023

The Alan Hull Songbook
17th - 26th February | 31 March - 9th April 2023

Barbara Dickson with Nick Holland 
8th - 29th June 2023 | Festivals 2023

David Ford & Annie Dressner 
2st - 12th March 2023 | Festivals 2023

De Temps Antan
3rd - 16th Aug 2023 + Summer Festivals 2023

Dan Walsh
1st - 16th February 2023 

Dan Walsh & Brooks Williams 
1st - 22nd May 2023 

Jim Ghedi 
15th April - 6th May 2023 + Festivals 2023

Jesse Terry
June 2023 + Festivals 2023

Le Vent Du Nord (Québec) 
17th - 28th May 2023 | 29th July - 8th August 2023 + Festivals

Lindisfarne 
Generally available for 2023

Martin Taylor & Ulf Wakenius
October 2023

Martin Taylor solo
May 2023

Rod Clements (Solo & Duo)
14th - 22nd Feb 2023

Rum Buffalo 
Festivals 2023

Sam Kelly & Jamie Francis
24th May - 9th June 2023

Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys
December 2023

Tempo Feliz
Festivals 2023
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