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BARBARA DICKSON WITH NICK HOLLAND
Touring 7th - 25th November 2022 | 8 – 29th June 2023 + Summer Festivals 
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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


JIM GHEDI
Touring 15th April - 6th May 2023
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“Melodically sublime… although Ghedi’s music is infused with tradition, it’s very much experiencing the present” - 
MOJO ★★★★☆ 

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. His latest release 'I Am a Youth That’s Inclined To Ramble’ a collaboration with Cinder Well in early 2022 was played by Mark Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2 and by Cerys Matthews on BBC 6 Music, this joins previous plays from Gideon Coe, Verity Sharp and Elizabeth Alker. He has recently seen a volume of his poems & songs ’Spring of Yarrow’ published through Ration Books.


Enquiries: james.nicholls@stradamusic.com


DAVID FORD & ANNIE DRESSNER
Touring 2nd - 12th March 2023
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“Ford writes with genuine depth and striking authority.” Rolling Stone

David Ford and Annie Dressner began their musical alliance in early 2022. But listening to the blend of their voices and their timeless songwriting, you’d be forgiven for thinking they had been making music together forever. In truth Annie and David became friends in January, while playing on the same bill at a couple of gigs in the freezing North of England. Initially sitting in for a song or two in each other’s set, these brief moments of collaboration became a highlight of the show. Two weeks later, they had written and recorded their debut release, naming it 48 hours in honour of the two-day burst of creativity during which most of the material was written.

Enquiries: mark.kelly@stradamusic.com


JESSE TERRY (US)
Touring June + September + Festivals 2023
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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 9/10 

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)
"bring[s] 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


MARK MORRIS' BLUETONES ACOUSTIC
Touring 21st October - 20th December 2022
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“Spellbinding; passionate, humorous and open – the sound of a singer who could take on the world.”– On-Magazine.

With their full band The Bluetones taking a 2022 hiatus from live performances, singer Mark Morriss and his Bluetones partner in crime, Adam Devlin, are taking their ‘Bluetones Acoustic’ set out on the road later this year for a Winter run of dates. A 90 minute run through of Bluetones classics such as ‘Slight Return’, the tour will be the one and only chance for fans to let their hair down to the Bluetones back catalogue live this year, and will no doubt be a popular ticket. A prolific live performer, Mark is also available for solo bookings as well.

Enquiries: mark.kelly@stradamusic.com


CELTIC FIDDLE FESTIVAL (IRE, SCO, FRA)
Touring 12th - 27th May 2023 + Festivals 
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“A treasurable meeting of minds, music and cultural roots, this collaboration between premier league fiddlers lays on a four-course feast of choice Celtic delicacies.”  ~ The Scotsman

Heralded “three of the finest folk violinists anywhere” by The Washington Post, Celtic Fiddle Festival celebrates the violin in all its globe-trotting variations. Fiddlers Kevin Burke (Ireland), Christian Lemaître (Brittany, France) and Capercaillie’s own Charlie McKerron (Scotland) showcase a fascinating juxtaposition of international and individual styles.
Sold-out tours and standing ovations give testimony to the electricity and excitement generated by the group. Along with acclaimed guitarist Nicolas Quemener from Brittany, the quartet combines their talents, musical traditions, and spontaneous humour for an evening of dazzling energy and subtle grace. These traditional masters showcase their regional repertoires and together conjure an experience of breathtaking performances.

Enquiries: James.nicholls@stradamusic.com


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

Le Vent du Nord are one of the leading names in Québécois folk music performing original songs inspired by their tradition – a truly fabulous sound!  2022 sees them celebrating 20 years on the road. As an amazing live performance quintet they continue to explore new sounds with stunning vocal arrangements. On stage these 5 friends creating intense, joyful and dynamic live performances that expand the bounds of tradition in striking directions. 

Enquiries: chris.wade@stradamusic.com

ALY BAIN & PHIL CUNNINGHAM
Touring 9th - 25th March 2023
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“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


MARTIN TAYLOR
Touring 24th May - 9th June 2023
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Award-winning guitarist Martin Taylor celebrates 50 years as a touring artist with a series of solo UK concerts. Widely considered to be the world’s foremost exponent of solo jazz and fingerstyle guitar, Martin Taylor’s high-profile fans include Jeff Beck, Jamie Cullum, Pat Metheny, Bill Wyman and Sir Michael Parkinson. 

Taylor’s remarkable musical career has spanned five decades, with more than 100 recordings to his name, an MBE, two honourary doctorates and many international awards. However it is his dazzling solo concerts, with a signature style that artfully combines his virtuosity, emotion and humour with a strong, engaging stage presence, that make this a show not to miss. 

Martin Taylor is one of the most awesome solo guitar players in the history of the instrument. – Pat Metheny
He out-shreds all of us put together….I’ve never seen anything like it. – Jeff Beck 
A rare talent and one to be not simply appreciated but treasured. - Sir Michael Parkinson


Enquiries: polly.bolton@stradamusic.com


THE OCELOTS (IRE)
New Signing
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"We’re extremely proud to welcome German-based Irish twins The Ocelots as a new signing to the Strada roster. They will be supporting The Chapin Sisters on their UK tour this July and performing at The Cambridge Folk Festival at the end of the month. They are also taking UK bookings for May 2023"

"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


MIK ARTISTIK'S EGO TRIP
Miks Biggest Glasto Ever
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“Best live band I have seen all summer”  Gideon Coe

Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip made a triumphant return to the fields of the Glastonbury Festival last month, playing 8 well attended shows, including their biggest Glastonbury show to date on the Astrolabe Stage in the Theatre & Circus area of the festival. Worthy FM invited the band up for a live interview and to play a few acoustic songs, and they even had the luxury of declining a set at the legendary Underground Piano Bar venue which is dug into the hillside every year, has no electricity, and it’s location is a closely kept secret. Introduced by compare’s as ‘… Glastonbury wouldn’t be Glastonbury without Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip’ we fully expect same time, same place next year.
 
Enquiries: mark.kelly@stradamusic.com


SAUTIKANO
SautiKano unveils first ever single Nera!
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SautiKano, UK based Afro-Folk band, are thrilled to announce their first single ‘Nera’ was released Friday 8th July. 

Their first single – ‘NERA’ (translation: Uncle) tells the poignant story of growing up in Northern Uganda, with uncaring distant relatives and wishing you could have the love and security of Mum and Dad.

This is a tale of displacement, resilience, survival, tragedy and the healing power of music...

Enquiries: daisy.gilham@stradamusic.com

AVAILABLE ARTISTS ON OUR ROSTER
 

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

Annie Dressner (USA)
3rd  - 25th September 2022 + Summer Festivals 2022

Before Breakfast  
November 2022 | Festivals 2023

Ben Caplan (Canada)  
17th - 28th August + Summer Festivals 2022

Barbara Dickson with Nick Holland 
4th - 20th November 2022 | 8th - 29th June 2023 | Festivals 2023

The Chapin Sisters (USA)
20th July - 5th August 2022

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

De Temps Antan
Summer Festivals 2023

Dustbowl Revival (USA)
28th July - 3rd August 2022

Dan Walsh
1st - 16th February 2023 

Dan Walsh & Brooks Williams 
16th - 30th November 2022 | 1st - 22nd May 2023 

The Fugitives 
July 2022  + Festivals 2023

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

Jon Gomm
Summer festivals & Ireland 2022

Holy Moly and The Crackers
April 2023

The Jive Aces
June - Sept Festivals 2022

Juan Martin
October & September 2022

Jesse Terry
June + September 2023 + Festivals 2023

Katy Hurt (Band)  
October & November 2022

Lauren Housley (Band)  
Summer festivals and October - November 2022

Lindisfarne 
4th - 7th Jan | 17th - 19th Feb | 31st Mar - 7th Apr | 26th May - 3rd Jun | 21st Jul - 31st Aug 2023

Martin Taylor & Ulf Wakenius
October 2023

Martin Taylor solo
May 2023

Me and My Friends
Summer Festivals 2022

Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip
October, November, December & Festivals 2022

The Often Herd 
13th September - 23rd October 2022 | Festivals 2023

Peatbog Faeries (Scotland)
5th - 17th October 2022

Polly Paulusma 
Summer Festivals 2022 | New album tour October 2022

Rum Buffalo 
Festivals 2023

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

Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys
December 2023

SautiKano
Summer 2022  + Festivals 2023

Tempo Feliz
Festivals 2023

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

Yves Lambert Trio  (Québec)  
29st July - 8th August 2022

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