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28/03/2015: Special Guest - Hattie Briggs

Johnny's special guest this week is Stroud singer/songwriter Hattie Briggs talking about her new album. There'll also be music from Rachael Sage with Judy Collins, Jim Causley, The Foxglove Trio and Gareth Davies-Jones - Plus a preview of forthcoming events in with the weekly gig guide.

35 minutes

Last on

Sat 28 Mar 2015 17:30

Music Played

  • Gareth Davies-Jones

    Practical Coal Mining

    • Heading West Music.
  • The Foxglove Trio

    Mr And Mrs

    • Foxglove Trio.
  • Le Vent du Nord


    • Borealis.
  • Hattie Briggs

    A Beautiful Mind

    • Wise Dog.
  • Hattie Briggs

    Fields of Gold

    • Wise Dog.
  • Jim Causley

    My Young Man’s A Cornishman

    • Folk Police Recordings.
  • Moore Moss Rutter

    King of the Pond/Wootton Hill

    • RootBeat.
  • Rachael Sage

    Helpless (Featuring Judy Collins)- Radio Edit

    • MPress Records.

Gig Guide

(for all dance clubs, sessions, etc… see:

 Sat 28

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman -+ support Hattie Briggs – The Convent, South Woodchester near Nailsworth

Roy Bailey -- Everyman Studio Theatre, Cheltenham 8pm

Fake Thackray at Cranham Village Hall, Cranham,  Stroud GL4 8HP Info: 01452 812943

Ukelele Night – at The Playhouse Theatre in Cheltenham (a precursor to 6th UK Uke Festival in June in Cheltenham)

North Forest Ceilidh at Huntley Village Hall, North Road, Huntley, Glos GL19 3DU with Forest Brown Band, caller Richard Hannah £6 BYO Drinks, families welcome  Info: David   01531 820687

French Dance Stroud pres Levriad at Horsley V Hall nr Nailsworth- 8 -12pm workshops from 4-6 and at 7.15pm Tickets/information from Peter on 07800 727570

Andy Cutting  with Tony McManus - Bristol Folk House doors 7.30pm -£10  in advance     ashkeysmusic website

Bluegrass & Beyond – Carrivick Sisters / Cardboard Fox/ Rachel Eddy- Wilts Music Centre, B on Avon 7.30pm 01225 860100 Domenic DeCicco and Seeds of Evergreen - Chapel Arts in Bath


Sun 29 

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman + support Hattie Briggs – Chipping Norton Theatre

The Foxglove Trio - Forest Folk Club, Miners Arms Whitecroft nr Lydney 8pm

Blind River Scare (Americana from S Wales band)  + Stroud duo The Peeky Blinders - The Black Book Café, Nelson St, Stroud 2-4pm free

Dan Korn – s/s Prince Albert, Stroud

Nicola Clark & friends – present Goddesses in the Goods Shed at Tetbury 7-9pm A Celtic calendar in songs and paintings


Mon 30

Cheltenham folk dance club meets Mondays in term time at Holy Trinity School, Sherborne St, Cheltenham GL52 2JP 7.30pm – 9.30pm All welcome.

Cheltenham Ukulele Club meets every Monday at the Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham


Tues 31

Irish music session at the Daneway Inn, Sapperton, Cirencester GL7  6LN Info: 01285 760297

Folk at Frampton - Every Tuesday at Frampton Village Hall



Wed 1 

Jim Causley & Lukas Drinkwater - Prince Albert, Stroud

The Square Folk Dance Club, Witcombe Village Hall

Feast of Fiddles Spring Tour – Worcester Huntingdon Hall 8pm

Singaraound - White Horse Folk Club (ev 1st and 3rd Wed)  now at Church Room, Vicarage Lane. Highworth. SN6  7AD


Thu 2

Andy White (Irish s/s) - Prince Albert, Stroud

The Furrow Collective – Cornerstone Arts in Didcot

Michael Messer & Manish Pringle with tabla player Gurdain Rayatt at Pound Arts in Corsham


Fri 3 

Moore Moss Rutter - The Convent, South Woodchester nr Nailsworth 8.30pm

Open House - Swindon FSC- Ashford Rd Social Club 8.15pm

Singers Night- Somers TFC at Alma tavern in Worcester 8.30pm

Michael Messer & Manish Pringle with tabla player Gurdain Rayatt at Salisbury Arts Centre


Sat 4

Stroud Ceilidh - at The Sub Rooms With the Ship Band (led by Adam Woolley who hails from Bristol)

Canadian trio Red Moon Road play Wychwood Folk Club at The Tiddy Hall Ascott u Wychwood 8pm  Masterful story telling. Haunting three part harmonies. Tickets 01993831427 / 07870563299

The Furrow Collective – St George’s in Bristol

Sun 5 Easter Day

Gloucester Quays Garden Party – inc new band Bewelian

The Model Folk -  a band playing a frenzy of folk and roll- Prince Albert, Stroud

Michael Messer & Manish Pringle with tabla player Gurdain Rayatt at Bristol Folk House


Mon 6

Wimberry Clog are doing their Easter Monday tour with Forest of Dean Morris Men -  Newnham Clock 10.30 : Norchard Railway Centre 11.30 : Beechenhurst 2pm ; Speech House 3pm.. Info: Barbara  01594 830248 

Randwick Easter Ceilidh, various callers, Randwick Raddle Men (additional musicians welcome) The Village Hall, no admission fee, donation to cancer research BYO Drinks 7.30pm Info: 01452, 410885


  • Sat 28 Mar 2015 17:30