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Acoustic Valentine's Day music!

Johnny brings you fine acoustic music and love songs for Valentine's Day! There'll be new albums from The Unthanks and the Alan Kelly Gang from Ireland.

Johnny brings you fine acoustic music and love songs for Valentine's Day! There'll be new albums from The Unthanks, the Alan Kelly Gang from Ireland, and BBC Folk Award nominees Kathryn Tickell and Maz O'Connor. Plus music from Winter Mountain, Patsy Reid and Jeff Warner all playing locally. There'll also be a preview of forthcoming events with the weekly gig guide.

35 minutes

Music Played

  • Winter Mountain

    Stronger When You Hold Me

    • Charcoal.
  • Alan Kelly Gang

    Music Makers

    • Black Box Music.
  • Rebecca Hollweg


    • Emu.
  • Jeff Warner

    Come Love Come

    • Wild Goose.
  • Maz O'Connor

    A Winter’s Blues

    • Wild Sound Records.
  • Hector Gilchrist

    The Trysting Fair at Falkirk

    • Wild Goose.
  • The Unthanks

    Died For Love

    • Rabble Rouser Music.
  • Kathryn Tickell & The Side

    Early Air/Tullochgorum

    • Resilient Records.
  • Hooray Henry

    • Classy Trad.

This week's gig guide

For all dance clubs and sessions

Saturday 14th February

Martin & Eliza Carthy + Rory McLeod – Cheltenham Town Hall
Valentine’s Night event – with Ben Maggs s/s from Ciren + Elles Bailey (Bristol) + Ciren band FamiliarsSaving Scarlet from Stroud, and dance artist Marie- Louise Flexen- New Brewery Arts in Cirencester doors open at 7.45 £9 in adv £10 on the door  SOLD OUT!
Discovery (Jeff & Elaine Gillett) playing love songs at Queen Matilda Tavern, Star Lane, Avening, Tetbury GL8 8NT Info: 01453 350305 Food available, booking recommended.
The Songs of Leonard Cohen – with Keith James – Under The Edge Arts, Wotton u Edge  8pm
St Valentine’s Day Family Fund raising ceilidh with DisKan at Prema Arts Centre, Uley GL11 5SS 2.30pm £8 Info: 01453 860703
Kathryn Tickell & The Side – Wilts Music Centre, B on Avon 01225 860100
Sons of Bill (USA) – The Bullingdon in Oxford

Sunday 15th February

Seth Lakeman  + Blair Dunlop Band  - Cheltenham Town Hall
Patsy Reid (Sco) The Fleece at Bretforton nr Tewkesbury
Hector Gilchrist (Scottish singer of trad and cont songs)- guest at Dursley Ac Music Night – at 13 Five Acres, GL11 4JP
Monster Ceilidh Band – The Prince Albert, Stroud 01453 755600
Singers Night - Forest Folk Club, Miners Arms Whitecroft nr Lydney (ev 1st and 3rd Sun) 8pm
Wassail at Ragmans Lane Farm, Lower Lydbrook GL17 9PA (4pm-6pm) with Pete Symonds as Wassail Butler. Info: 01594 860244 

Monday 16th February

The Sons of Bill (USA), at the Tunnels in Bristol
Edge Reels (Scottish Dancing), Edge Village Hall, The Green, Edge, Stroud 8pm Info: George & Elizabeth 01453 833016 or Ian & Jane 01453 762591
Cheltenham Ukulele Club meets at the Exmouth Arms, Bath Road.

Tuesday 17th February

Dublin Legends (formerly known as The Dubliners) at Everyman Theatre, Regent Street, Cheltenham GL50 1HQ Info: 01242 572573
Folk at Frampton - Every Tuesday at Frampton Village Hall,  The Green

Wednesday 18th February

Singers Club, Stroud.  Traditional Songs. Wednesday 8.30 -11pm, Little Vic, Queen Victoria Pub, Gloucester St , Stroud  . Free admission
Singaround at White Horse Folk Club (ev 1st and 3rd Wed)  now at Church Room, Vicarage Lane. Highworth. SN6  7AD
Jim Boyes with Belinda O’Hooley - “Sensations of a Wound” – Red Lion FC
Ninebarrow - Bath Folk Club – Bath Brew Tavern -  James St West

Thursday 19th February

Minchinhampton Folk Club, The Café Lounge, Baptist Church, Tetbury Street, Minchinhampton   8.15pm  £2  Info: 01453 451070  
Kathryn Tickell & The Side – Huntingdon hall in Worcester 8pm
Gaz Brookfield – Bristol based Wilts s/s - + support Chris Webb  - Chapel Arts in Bath

Friday 20th February

Winter Mountain duo- The Convent, Sth Woodchester
Maz O’Connor + The Black Feathers- Downend Folk Club at Frenchay Village Hall tickets are on sale now from Baguette Me Not or from and from Bristol Ticket Shop. They are priced at just £10 in advance. They will be £12 on the night. Doors open at 7.30pm
Ninebarrow- Oxford Folk Club- The White House (ex  Folly Bridge Inn)
Open House - Swindon FSC- Ashford Rd Social Club 8.15pm
Somers Trad Folk Club at Alma tavern in Worcester 8.30pm

Friday 20th February-Sunday 22nd February

Alcester Winter Warmer Festival – Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner, The Vogwells,  etc.. The Swan Hotel, in Alcester

Saturday 21st February

Jeff Warner ( USA) – Wychwood Folk Club, The Swan, Ascott under Wychwood
Wild Willy Barrett - The multi-talented "Godfather of Grunge Folk" (once "Really Free" with John Otway), French singer Aurora Colson, cellist Mary Holland & Irish musician John Devine – Evesham Arts Centre
Catherine Howe & Vo Fletcher, with Appleby Kinsey, in concert at Ale House, Mill Lane, Colwall nr Malvern  Info: 07979 542449

Sunday 22nd February

Breabach (Scots band)- The Fleece at Bretforton nr Tewkesbury
Wassail at Churchdown Parish Council Community Orchard, Come and wake up the trees from their winter slumber! Bring anything to bang/whistle and be prepared to sing and make as much noise as you can! Meet at Churchdown Park car park, (Parish Council Offices, Parton Road)  at 3pm. Wrap up warm and wear boots. Entrance free. Refreshments available. Info: 01452 713528