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The Village Pump (Trowbridge, Wiltshire): “A packed room was royally entertained last night. Harp and a Monkey gave us an amazing variety of their distinctive and brilliant songs and these, together with their interesting and amusing banter in between, made the evening fly by. Hope to see them again before too much longer…”/ Village Folk (Derbyshire): “A sell-out night! We received so many audience comments afterwards saying how much they had enjoyed their unique blend of music and storytelling – fingers crossed for a return gig!”/ Atherstone Folk Club (Warwickshire): “It was a fabulous night, with people coming from all around, and travelling long distances, to hear Harp and A Monkey. Why didn’t you book them before was on many lips. They were busy, and I’m not surprised…” / Fatea Magazine: “Before tonight I was not familiar with the music of Harp and a Monkey, but after this performance I realised that I had been missing something rather wonderful. In fact, I was totally enthralled…”/ Tamworth Folk Club (East Midlands): “It seems to have been universally agreed that last night ranks among the best we have ever seen at our club. You three were amazing, a performance of real quality and variety. Please accept our heartfelt gratitude. The world can only be a happier place for nights like that…”/ Wigan Diggers’ Festival (Lancashire): “Outstanding performance” / Rustic Music and Arts Festival (Cheshire): “Every song was just so strong – it was a simply incredible show” / Manchester Evening News: “Somehow they produce rousing, heart-warming performances from their odd collection of material, underpinned by fine musicianship. Catch Harp and a Monkey live.”/ Lancashire Evening Telegraph“Harp and a Monkey are very talented and very entertaining.”                                                                                               



18th: Darwen Library Theatre, Lancs (Guests of Merry Hell)


2nd: Stackatack Festival, Rosemount Club, Bacup, Lancs

9th: Bolton Socialist Club, Greater Manchester

27th: Barnacre Road, Longridge, Lancs (Victorians/school show)


14th: Bulkington Community & Conference Centre, Warwickshire CV12 9JB

15th: All Hallows Halls Lady Bay, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 5BP

16th: Ingham & Cammeringham Village Hall, Ingham, Lincolnshire, LN12XT

17th: Ordsall Parish Hall, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7TU

30th: Music In Ulpha, Cumbria


19th: Chettle Village Hall, Blandford, Dorset DT11 8DB

27th: Pakefield Acoustic Festival, Seagull Theatre, Pakefield, Suffolk, NR33 0JH Tickets


3rd: Roots Music Club, Ukrainian Centre, Doncaster, Yorks DN2 4AD

18th: Village Folk, Chellaston, Derby DE73 6TB


8th: Holywell Music and Folk Holywell Music Rooms, Holywell Street, Oxford, OX1 3SD

15th: Thornton Hough Village Hall, Wirral Peninsula, Merseyside, CH63 1JB

21st: St Mary’s, Market Square, Lichfield, Staffordshire Tickets

22nd: The Met, Bury, Greater Manchester Tickets

29th: Sturmer Village Hall, Haverhill, Suffolk


6th: Heptonstall Festival, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire

7th: Readifolk, Watlington House, Reading, Berkshire

20th: Westfield War Memorial Village, Lancaster, Lancs (WW1 show)


6th: Ashby De La Launde Village Hall, Lincs

7th: Wigan Diggers Festival, Wigan, Greater Manchester

16th: Stirling Folk Club, Scotland

20th: Shrigley Hall, Hotel, Pott Shrigley, Cheshire (WW1 show)

21st: Heron Theatre, Milnthorpe, Cumbria

27th: Grayshott Folk Club, Grayshott Village Hall, Hampshire, GU26 6TZ


11th: Hartlebury Parish Hall, Worcestershire

12th: Ashton Under Hill Village Hall, Worcestershire

30th: Warthog Presents, The Old Ship, Lowdham, Notts


2nd: Wisbech and Fenland Museum, Cambridgeshire 

9th: Silver Street Sessions, Taunton, Somerset


1st: BBC Radio Lancashire: Live studio broadcast with audience

6th: Village Pump Folk, Lamb Inn, Trowbridge, Wiltshire

15th: BBC Radio Leeds: The Durbervilles Folk Show (live in-session)




7th: Ordsall Parish Hall, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7TU

13th: Hemingby Village Hall, Lincolnshire

14th: The Palace, Ibstock, Leicestershire

15th: Feckenham Village Hall, Worcestershire

18th: The Willows Folk Club, Wrea Green, Preston, Lancs


5th: Glenfarg Folk Feast, Perth and Kinross, Scotland

17th: The Song Loft, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes

25th: Folkroom presents: Toy Museum, Brighton


2nd: Thornton Hough Village Hall, Wirral Peninsula, Merseyside CH63 1JB

9th: Holmfirth Festival of Folk, Yorkshire


19-21st: Festival Lancs (details to follow)

26th: The Greystones, Sheffield, South Yorkshire


21st: St Neot’s Folk Club, Cambridge


18th: Sheep Dip Sessions, Rugby, Warwickshire

20th: Forest Folk Club, Orepool Inn, Sling, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

26th: Chelmarsh Parish Hall, Bridgnorth, Shropshire


3rd: Yorkshire Festival (details to follow)


21st: The Canopy Theatre, Huntgate Church, Beccles, Suffolk


12th: Wolverhampton WFA, West Midlands (WW1 show)




2nd: Phoenix Folk Club, Poynton, Cheshire


2018 highlights

Gweryn Arber Folk Club, Aberystwyth, Wales; Heron Theatre, Milnthorpe, Cumbria; Great War Huts, Hawstead, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk; Grayshott, Folk Club, Hampshire; Northwich Folk Club, Cheshire; Great Knight Folk Club, Northampton; Rolleston Village Hall, Nottinghamshire; Spring Bank Arts Centre, New Mills, Derbyshire; Village Pump Folk Club, Trowbridge, Wiltshire; The Playhouse, Penrith, Cumbria; Festival of Lights, City Library, Liverpool (with Mouth of the Mersey storytelling club); Horse and Bamboo Theatre, Waterfoot, Lancs; Eroica Festival, Newhaven, Derbyshire; Green Man Gallery, Buxton, Derbyshire; Accessible Festival, Bury, Greater Manchester; Phoenix Folk Club, Poynton, Cheshire; The Hut, Goathland, Yorkshire; Carnival Records, Malvern, Worcester; Fox Fest, Wellington, Somerset; Othery Village Hall, Bridgewater, Somerset; Wimborne History Festival, Dorset; Corstophine Folk Club, Edinburgh, Scotland; St Annes Folk Club, Lytham St Annes, Lancs; Queen’s Head, Belper, Derbyshire; The Song Loft, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire; Warwick Folk Club, Warwickshire; Civic Arts Centre, Oswaldtwistle, Lancs; St Neot’s Folk Club, Cambridgeshire; Derby Folk Festival; Sutton on the Hill Village Hall, Derbyshire; Humphrey Perkin’s Centre, Barrow upon Soar, Loughborough, Leicestershire; The Verney Centre, Pleasley, Mansfield, Notts; Glebe Field Centre, Crich, Derbyshire; Wilfred Owen Festival, Oswestry, Shropshire; Biddulph Town Hall, Staffordshire; Bramhall Methodist Church, Stockport, Cheshire; Touchstones, Rochdale, Greater Manchester; Longridge Armistice Show, Preston Guild Hall, Lancs; Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre, Walton on Thames, Surrey; Boston Preservation Trust, Fydell House, Boston, Lincs; Anchor Folk Club, Byfleet, Surrey

2017 highlights

Atherstone Folk Club, Warwickshire; Village Folk, Chellaston, Derby; Twickfolk, Twickenham, South West London; The Studios Gallery, New Mills, Derbyshire; Riverhouse Barn, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey; Sandbach Folk Club, Cheshire; Red Lion Folk Club, King’s Heath, Birmingham; Old Courts, Wigan (with Merry Hell); Bolton Socialist Club, Greater Manchester; Ireby Festival, Lake District, Cumbria; Lowdham Book Festival, Nottinghamshire; Tamworth Acoustic, Staffordshire; TestiFest, Ribble Valley, North Yorks; Thackray Museum, Leeds, Yorkshire; Topic Folk Club, Bradford, West Yorkshire; Diptford Village Hall, Devon; Silver Street Sessions, Taunton, Somerset; Party In The Park, Whaley Bridge Memorial Park, Derbyshire; Cloudspotting Festival, Forest of Bowland, Lancs; Broadstairs Folk Week, Isle of Thanet, East Kent; Fleetwood Folk and Blues Festival, Fylde Coast, Lancs; Mike Harding’s Settle Folk Gathering, Victoria Hall, Settle, North Yorks; Wigan Diggers Festival, Greater Manchester; Great War Huts, Hawstead, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk; Head for the Hills Festival, Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester; The Met, Bury, Greater Manchester; Burnley Mechanics, Lancashire; Heritage Centre, Crossgates Library, Leeds, Yorks ; Ashby de la Launde Village Hall, Lincolnshire; St Martin’s Church, Welton le Wold, Lincolnshire; Chinley Community Centre, High Peaks, Derbyshire; Blackpool, Lancs (private concert); The Green Man Gallery, Buxton, Derbyshire: Dorking Folk Club, Dorking, Surrey; Grand Theatre, Clitheroe, Lancs (with Merry Hell); Atherstone, (OSCA) Community Arts Centre, Warwickshire: The Cellar Upstairs Folk Club, Bloomsbury, London; Black Swan Folk Club, York, North Yorkshire; Western Front Association, Wolverhampton Branch, West Midlands

2016 highlights

Readifolk, Reading, Berkshire/ Ryburn 3 Step Folk Club, Sowerby Bridge, West Yorks/ Kirkgate Irregular Roots, Kirkgate Centre, Shipley, Bradford/ Bow’s Folk, Cafe D’Art, Formby, Merseyside/ Blossoms Art Gallery, Aberystwyth, West Wales/ Hepworth Live, Hepworth Village Hall, Holmfirth/ St Anne’s Folk Club, The Pavilion, Lytham St Anne’s, Fylde Coast/ Holly Mount Orchard, Bury, Lancs /Challenging Histories Conference,  Temple of Peace, Cardiff/ National Somme 100 Event, Heaton Park , Manchester/Rustic Music & Arts Festival, Dutton, Cheshire/Sandbach Folk Club, Market Tavern, Sandbach, Cheshire/Folk Moot, Tamworth Folk and Rambling Club, Amington, Staffordshire. (With Bob Fox)/ The People’s History Museum, Manchester/Village Pump Folk Festival, Trowbridge, Wiltshire/St John’s Church, Hutton Roof, Cumbria/Narborough Community Centre, Narborough, Norfolk/ Bodiam Station, Kent & East Sussex Railway/Diggers’ Festival, Wigan/ Washington ‘F’ Pit, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear/ Ramsbottom Festival, Greater Manchester/ Carnival Records, Malvern, Worcestershire/ Queen’s Head, Belper, Derbyshire/ Upstairs at The Golden Lion, Todmorden, Calderdale, West Yorks/Porkies Folk Club, Poynton, Cheshire/ Peel Park Hotel, Accrington, Lancs/Doghouse Presents… Arden Road Social, Halifax/Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester/ Preston Municipal Cemetery, New Hall Lane, Preston, Lancs/ Beverley Folk and Roots Club, East Yorkshire/ Folk at the Maltings, St Albans, Hertfordshire/ The Old Courthouse, Wigan, Greater Manchester/ Ramsbottom Folk Club, Greater Manchester/ The Willows Folk Club, Kirkham, Lancashire

2015 highlights

Carnival Records, Malvern, Worcestershire/ St Anne’s Folk Club, The Pavilion, Lytham St Anne’s, Fylde Coast/ The Grand, Clitheroe (with Merry Hell)/ Sounds of Folk show, Oldham Radio (99.7fm) Live in session/ Folk and Roots Club, Doncaster, South Yorkshire/ Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough,North Yorkshire/ Twickfolk, Twickenham, London/ Haile Village Hall, Haile, Cumbria/ Thursby Parish Hall, Thursby, Cumbria/ The Queens Head, Belper, Derbyshire/ Lymm Folk Club, Lymm, Cheshire/ Exile Music Festival, near Darley Dale, Derbyshire/ The Bridgewater Hall – A Little Bite Music. Manchester/ The Met Studio, Bury, Manchester/ Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford/ Priddy Folk Festival, Somerset/ Topic Folk Club, Bradford, West Yorkshire/ Cloudspotting Festival, Forest of Bowland, Lancs/ Sidmouth Folk Festival, Devon/ Boomtown Fair,  Matterly Estate, Nr. Winchester/ Westfield War Memorial Village, Lancaster, Lancs/Peel Tower. Holcombe Moor. Bury, Lancs/ HMP Walton, Liverpool MerseysideNorthwich Folk Club, Harlequin Theatre Bar, Northwich , Cheshire/ Ramsbottom Festival, Lancs/ Hinton community centreHereford. (With Sproatly Smith)/Wardle Folk Festival, Wardle Academy, Rochdale, Lancs./ BBC Radio Leeds: Remembrance Day Special with the Durbervilles Folk and Roots Show/ The Globe, Glossop, Derbyshire/ Wadsworth Community Centre. Nr Hebden Bridge, West Yorks/ Ramsbottom Folk Club, Lancs/ Black Swan Folk Club, York, North Yorks

2014 highlights                                                                              

The Picturedome, Holmfirth/ The Studios Gallery, New Mills, Derbyshire/ The Continental, Preston/ WW1 Festival, Barry Island, Wales/ Cloudspotting Music Festival, Slaidburn, Lancs/ Sidmouth Folk Week, Sidmouth/ Greenbelt Festival, Boughton House, Kettering/ SFX at the Royal Exchange, Manchester/ Ramsbottom Festival/ The Anson Engine Museum/ The Artworks, Halifax/ Gregson Centre, Lancaster Music Festival/ Homegrown, The Met, Bury/ Holmfirth Picturedrome, support to The Fishermans Friends/ The Deaf Institute, Manchester. Support to The Sadies/ The Globe, Glossop/ The Grand, Clitheroe, Lancashire/ St Edith Hall, Sevenoaks, Kent/ The Grand, Clitheroe. Supporting The South/ Holmfirth Picturedrome.  Supporting The South/ Poole Museum, Poole, Dorset

2013 highlights

The Grand, Clitheroe/ New Mills Town Hall/ The Redroom, Glossop/ Roots & Fusion session, Pure FM, at the Anson Engine Museum/ Newhampton Arts Center/ Leigh on Sea Folk Festival/ One World Festival/ Royal Exchange Theatre, SFX, Manchester/ Cloudspotting music festival/ Kendal Calling music festival/ Ramsbottom Festival/ The Village Folk Club, Manchester/ SThe Square Chapel, Halifax/ Musicport festival, Whitby/ The Met, Bury