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Best albums of 2016

Part 2 of Johnny's look back at some of the best albums of last year. Tracks from Leveret, Ange Hardy, and local duo The Black Feathers as well as music from Billy Bragg, Adam Sweet, and Manran.

35 minutes

Music Played

  • Claire Hastings

    The Gretna Girls                            

  • The Black Feathers

    Take Me Back

  • Leveret

    Miss Wright’s Fancy

  • Adam Sweet

    Move On

  • Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater

    The Call/Daughters of Watchet/Caturn’s Night

  • Billy Bragg & Joe Henry

    John Henry

  • Realta

    The Longford Weaver

  • Effra

    In And Out Of The Box

  • The White Buffalo

    Wish It Was True                    

  • Mànran


Johnny's Gig Guide


Sat 14

Stroud Wassail ad Midwinter Revels – Subscription Rooms, Stroud 7pm

Green Party New Year Ceilidh – with Caractacus- Trinity Rooms, Stroud 8pm

Tom Paxton – Huntingdon Hall, Worcester

Kevin Montgomery (USA) -  The Alma Theatre, Bristol


Bradford Roots Festival – Sat 14/Sun 15  - Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon


Sun 15

Bernard Hoskin – Forest Folk Club, The Royal Oak, Whitecroft nr Lydney 8pm

Rob Richings – The Convent, South Woodchester


Mon 16

Cheltenham Ukelele Club


Tue 17

Folk at Frampton on Severn Village Hall

Billy Bragg & Joe Henry- St Georges in Bristol


Wed 18

Saskia Griffiths-Moore – The Carpenters Arms in Miserden 8pm

Singers Club – Queen Victoria, Stroud 8.30pm

White Horse Folk Club – St Michael’s Church Rooms, Highworth 8pm


Thu 19

New Folk Club at The Kings Arms in Newent  8pm

Minchinhampton Folk Club – The Old Crown, Paganhill, Stroud 8pm

Almost Unplugged- Stroud Brewery, Thrupp, Stroud 8pm


Fri 20

Kevin Dempsey & Joe Broughton – Bristol Folk House 8pm

Moore Moss Rutter- Downend Folk Club at Frenchay Village Hall  8pm

Mick Ryan & Paul Downes – Swindon Folk Club, Ashford Rd Social Club 8pm


Sat 21

French Dancing with Richard Heacock & Paul Hutchinson – at Horsley Village Hall, nr Nailsworth 8pm

Chepstow Wassail and Mari Lwyd – 2pm onwards  see