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Our friends at Bad Elephant Musichave our Euphoric album for £3.50 on download and £7.50 on CD till the 7th of June.

And we’re playing some gigs:

Jun 13 – Hope & Anchor, Islington, UK – Headlining (Sold

Jun 21 – Freak Valley Festival, Netphen, Germany (Sold out) – W/Corrosion Of Conformity, God is An Astronaut and more

Jul 26 – KozFest, Devon, UK (last 40 tickets)

Aug 2 – A New Day Festival, Mt. Ephraim Gardens Faversham,

Oct 12 – The Eagle Inn , Salford, UK Headlining (10 tickets left

Nov 10 – The Underworld Camden, UK – with Dub Trio

More info at:

For ticket exchange for sold out shows try our Facebook group

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MICHAEL ARMSTRONG gig Tuesday 2nd July

Michael Armstrong kindly supported the first Fifty Gigs In A Day and re-recorded a version of Love Affair’s hit ‘Everlasting Love’ especially for the event.

The Rockin' Chair

On Tuesday 2nd July, London is going to be the place to be. I have put together an amazing new band and we will performing songs from both of my albums in an evening that is NOT TO BE MISSED! I appreciate it’s a school night, but my plan is to take both the Tuesday and Wednesday as ‘sickies’ and my suggestion is that you do the same. We can keep it between ourselves.

It’s been nearly 2 years since I was on the road and I couldn’t be more excited. This band is the best I have ever played with and I know you’re going to be blown away.

I have kept the ticket prices to an absolute minimum of £10 per person (plus booking fee) as I dearly want to see as many of you there as possible. I sincerely hope that you can make it. It’s is…

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NINEBARROW May newsletter

It’s been an incredibly exciting few months since we last contacted you. Huge thanks if you’ve managed to catch us over the last few weeks. We’ve had a string of wonderful rural touring shows – all sold out thanks to you and the wonderful promoters that have been working so hard behind the scenes.

And you might be aware we also managed to win BEST DUO in the awards. Thanks so much if you managed to find the time to vote for us. Being a public vote, it almost feels more special than some of the other awards we’ve been up for in the past – without the support of people like you, we just wouldn’t be able to achieve this stuff, so we really are truly grateful! 😊

And finally…we’re still recovering from a superb ‘double choir’ concert which we held down in Poole on Saturday. We were joined from far and wide – with people even coming all the way from Wales to see the show.  It really was a corker too!! We’ve got two more choir concerts coming up this summer – so do take a look at the gig list if you’re interested in catching one of those! 

The Ninebarrow Band is born! 

So THIS is very exciting indeed. We’ve had this one under wraps for a little while now, but we’re so excited to announce that on September 14th this year, we’ll be having the first ever Ninebarrow Band concert at the Towngate Theatre at Lighthouse Poole. With John Parker on double bass, Evan Carson on percussion and Lee MacKenzie on cello, this is going to be something rather special. We thought maybe you’d like to have a look at a wee snippet from our first rehearsal a few weeks ago. It’s a little clip of For A Time – our song about the ‘lost’ village of Tyneham. 

Poole Lighthouse is the same venue where we had our album launch last year, and it was such a wonderful evening – an amazing theatre and a full lighting show to accompany the band. We just thought it’d be fantastic to do it again and have the opportunity to not only recreate some album arrangements from over the last 6 years, but also come up with some totally new song arrangements as well.

Tickets have literally just gone on sale for this. We do understand that the south coast is quite a distance for many of the people on this mailing list, but we were delighted that so many of you were able to make it down to the album launch last year, and we can promise you – this is going to be even better. 😎 Click below for details! 

New dates announced!
And of course – we’ve just announced a raft of new duo dates elsewhere around the country too – and it’d be lovely to see you out and about sometime soon! Check out the map on the top right and, as always, find all our upcoming dates over at

Until next time!

All the best,

Upcoming Shows

Wed 15 May 2019
Ely Folk Club

Thu 16 May 2019
St Peter’s Church, 

Fri 17 May 2019    
The Ram Club    
Thames Ditton

Sat 18 May 2019    
St Andrew’s Church, 
Letcombe Regis

Wed 22 May 2019    
Cottingham Live

Thu 23 May 2019
The Place Theatre

Fri and Sat 25 May 2019
Ireby Festival 2019

Sun 26 May 2019    
Chester Folk Festival 2019

Fri 07 Jun 2019    
St Michael the Archangel    

Sat 08 Jun 2019
Bickerton Village Hall

Sun 09 Jun 2019    
Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2019

Fri 14 Jun 2019    
St George the Martyr Church
Milton Keynes

Sat 15 Jun 2019    
St John the Baptist Church
Stanton-St-John, Oxford

Sun 16 Jun 2019
Crediton Congregational Church

Thu 20 Jun 2019    
The Atkinson    

Fri 21 Jun 2019    
St Andrews United Reformed Church

Sat 06 Jul 2019    
Kimpton Folk Festival 2019

Sat 13 Jul 2019    
St John’s Church, Totnes

Sun 21 Jul 2019    
Manor Green, Cossington    

Fri 9th Aug 2019
St John the Baptist, Horrabridge

Fri 16th August
Broadstairs Folk Week

Sat 17th Aug 2019
Moira Furnace Folk Festival

Sat 14th September

Tues 17th Sep 2019
Wurzel Bush Folk Club

Wed 18th Sep 2019
Ripon International Festival

Thu 19th Sep 2019
Rolleston Village Hall

Fri 20th Sep 2019
Harwell Village Hall

Sat 21st Sep 2019
Peopleton Village Hall

Fri 27th Sep 2019
St Mark’s Church

Sat 28th Sep 2019
Chard Church

For more info on these gigs and many more see the gigs page on our website.

Fairport Convention Newsletetr May 2019

Hello Fairporters,

Generally, it’s been a quiet time for Fairport. However, Chris has been on the road with Feast of Fiddles, Ric has recorded a new album with his trio, and Simon has been walking the Cumbrian mountains in the rain.

It hasn’t rained much here in north Oxfordshire however. In fact, as we write, it’s a lovely spring day outside. Appropriately so, for it is under a week before we head out on our annual Spring Tour which kicks off next Tuesday 7 May in Leamington Spa.

As many of you know our semi-acoustic Spring Tour gives us a chance to try out new arrangements of favourites from our repertoire as well as road-testing some new songs for our forthcoming album. Compared to the Winter Tour gigs, these shows tend to be in smaller venues and have a more intimate feel.

We have thirty shows planned throughout the British Isles. This year we’re crossing the Irish Sea to play in Dublin, Limerick, Armagh, Cork, Kilkenny and Belfast. For these shows across the water we will be accompanied by The 4 of Us who many of you will remember from their appearances as our Winter Tour guests.

We’re really looking forward to this run of gigs and it will be great to see you all.

Have a look on our gigs page for full dates and details.

Cropredy update

Cropredy Festival

Spring is certainly in the air around Cropredy. The meadow grass is growing lusher by the day, the trees are vivid with new foliage and the River Cherwell is glinting and sparkling in the sun as it meanders along the boundary of the festival site. It all adds up to the perfect venue to celebrate our festival’s fortieth anniversary on Thursday 8, Friday 9, and Saturday 10 August 2019.

As we’ve said, we have a great line-up this year. By way of reminder, the headliners are The Waterboys (Thursday), Frank Turner (Friday) and us on Saturday. The barnstorming Gogol Bordello join us on Thursday with Richard Thompson and Seth Lakeman playing the Friday.

Cropredy Festival

A reminder too that May is the last month to get your Cropredy tickets at the early-bird prices. From 1 June all tickets go up by £5 so buy now and save a fiver per ticket to spend at the bar!

As we always say, please don’t leave buying tickets until the last minute – we’d hate any of you to miss out!

Buy your tickets here


We look forward to welcoming you to our Spring Tour concerts and, later in the summer, to Cropredy.

Love from us all,

Simon, Peggy, Ric, Chris and Gerry.

Fifty Gigs In A Day 2020- JIMEOIN

Delighted to add the first act kindly supporting Fifty Gigs In A Day 2020 next February 8, comedian Jimeoin. He is appearing at the Cambridge Corn Exchange on 8 Feb 2020. In the meantim, he has plenty of upcoming shows –

10/05/19 Sydney Comedy Festival The Concourse, Chatswood Buy Tickets
11/05/19 Sydney Comedy Festival Enmore Theatre Buy Tickets
17/05/19 Dee Why Dee Why RSL Buy Tickets
18/05/19 Wentworthville Wenty Leagues Buy Tickets
24/05/19 Kingsford The Juniors Buy Tickets
25/05/19 Windsor Windsor RSL Buy Tickets
31/05/19 Penrith Panthers Buy Tickets
01/06/19 St Georges Basin The Country Club Buy Tickets
07/06/19 Gosford Central Coast Leagues Club Buy Tickets
08/06/19 Rooty Hill Rooty Hill RSL Buy Tickets
21/06/19 Canberra Southern Cross Club Buy Tickets
22/06/19 Revesby Revesby Workers’ Buy Tickets
28/06/19 Hornsby Hornsby RSL Buy Tickets
29/06/19 Castle Hill Castle Hill RSL Buy Tickets

‘The Ridiculous – Extra Show’

20/07/19 Derry/Londonderry Millenium Forum Buy Tickets

‘Ramble On!’

02/08/19 Edinburgh Pleasance at EICC Buy Tickets
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10/10/19 Southend Palace Theatre Buy Tickets
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12/10/19 Basingstoke The Anvil Buy Tickets
13/10/19 Aberdeen Comedy Festival Aberdeen Music Hall Buy Tickets
15/10/19 Southport Waterfront Suite Buy Tickets
16/10/19 Runcorn Brindley Theatre Buy Tickets
17/10/19 Redditch Palace Theatre Buy Tickets
18/10/19 Dudley Town Hall Buy Tickets
19/10/19 Halifax Victoria Theatre Buy Tickets
20/10/19 Durham Gala Theatre & Cinema Buy Tickets
22/10/19 Oxford North Wall Buy Tickets
23/10/19 Bournemouth Wimborne Tivoli Buy Tickets
24/10/19 Portsmouth New Theatre Royal Buy Tickets
25/10/19 Malvern Forum Theatre Buy Tickets
26/10/19 Middlesbrough Town Hall Buy Tickets
27/10/19 Doncaster Cast Buy Tickets
29/10/19 Telford Oakengates Theatre Buy Tickets
30/10/19 Exeter Corn Exchange Buy Tickets
31/10/19 Jersey Opera House Buy Tickets
01/11/19 Worthing Assembly Hall Buy Tickets
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Nordoff Robbins – jonathan’s story

There’s few things more wonderful to see than someone loving their music therapy. So without further ado, I’d love to introduce you to Jonathan, who plays the drums like he’s in The Who! 
Jonathan was first diagnosed with cancer when he was 18 months old and since then, he’s had to undergo a series of surgical interventions and aggressive treatments, including chemotherapy.

It’s hard to imagine how difficult this is for Jonathan. He is often confined to his hospital room for long periods of time, meaning he’s very restricted in his social opportunities, at a time when playing and interacting with others is crucial for his development.
This is why music therapy is so crucial
Despite the challenges he faces, in music Jonathan is able to be playful. Music therapy enables him to take part in a meaningful social activity, which gives him a sense of control, responsibility and joy. It also allows him to spend time with his parents, who love to join in with Jonathan and his music therapist’s music-making.

Read Jonathan’s story and watch him playing the drums with his music therapist here

The idea is to have a whole host of gigs/events mention via their social media posts the work of the Nordoff Robbins charity on and around the 8 February each year

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