Folk at the Foundling

Folk at the Foundling Folk at the Foundling showcases established and breakthrough artists in the Museum's beautiful Picture Gallery. In partnership with The Nest Collective
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Folk at the Foundling brings traditional music from the British Isles and beyond to the unique surroundings of the Foundling Museum. Showcasing folk legends and breakthrough artists, past performers have included Sam Carter, Coope, Boyes & Simpson, Lady Maisery, Jim Moray, Ewan McLennan, Jackie Oates, Emily Portman, and Martin Carthy, who having launched the first season in 2013, returned in 2015 to perform alongside Dave Swarbrick. Set in the Museum’s intimate Picture Gallery, the evenings offer the chance to explore the Museum and learn about its rich musical past. Guests can wander through the beautiful rooms whilst enjoying a drink, before hearing music from some of today’s best folk artists, brought to you by The Nest Collective.

23/10/2017

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Ranagri are a contemporary folk band consisting of Irish whistles, an electric harp, a guitar, voices and much more. “Ra...
06/10/2017
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Ranagri are a contemporary folk band consisting of Irish whistles, an electric harp, a guitar, voices and much more. “Rangari fuse celtic folk music with quality contemporary songwriting, enhanced by virtuosic instrumentals, vibrant rhythms and haunting melodies, all interlaced with vivid storytelling.”

Read their story and watch them perform on Friday 27 October at 19:00 as part of Folk at the Foundling in partnership with The Nest Collective.

http://ow.ly/CYIM30f0Mx5

30/09/2017

Last night we had a fantastic evening at Folk at the Foundling. A huge thank you to all who came and our performers Josienne Clarke & Kit Downes and Jeff Warner. Don't worry, you don't have to wait too long until the next one featuring Ranagri and Solasta on Friday 27 October, 19:00.
http://ow.ly/er7830f0M4I

22/09/2017
Jeff Warner - 'Eight Miles to Louisville'

One week left until our next Folk at the Foundling event in partnership with The Nest Collective. We've got music from exciting new duo Josienne Clarke and Kit Downes as well as the talented Jeff Warner. Here's a clip of Jeff at the Edinburgh Folk Festival to get you in the mood. http://ow.ly/gYuv30f0HcC

American Folklorist Jeff Warner performing at Edinburgh Folk Club on Wednesday 4th June 2008

15/09/2017
Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker - The Banks of The Sweet Primroses

We're two weeks away from our next Folk at the Foundling event showcasing the amazing Josienne Clarke & Kit Downes. The pair fuse contemporary and traditional music with modern jazz. To get you in the mood, here's a clip from the BBC 2 Folk Awards featuring a stunning performance from Josienne. http://ow.ly/MjKp30f0KNI

Watch a special performance from the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015. See more video and photos from the event at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2folkawards

Find out about Jeff Warner’s innovative historical approach to music in this article honoring his Country Dance and Song...
15/09/2017
2016 Lifetime Contributor ~ Jeff Warner

Find out about Jeff Warner’s innovative historical approach to music in this article honoring his Country Dance and Song Society Lifetime Contribution Award. Jeff will be performing as part of Folk at the Foundling on Friday 29 September in partnership with The Nest Collective. http://ow.ly/Qqhv30f0Gr9

(PHOTO BY RALPH MORANG)The Country Dance and Song Society is pleased to announce that Jeff Warner of Portsmouth, NH, will be the 2016 recipient of...

“What do you get if you take a BBC Folk Award-winning singer, and a Mercury Award-nominated jazz pianist, and give them ...
08/09/2017
EP REVIEW: Josienne Clarke and Kit Downes - Such a Sky

“What do you get if you take a BBC Folk Award-winning singer, and a Mercury Award-nominated jazz pianist, and give them some new songs, plus one from a cheesy musical, and another from a Mozart opera.” …asks Peter Slavid from London Jazz News.

Read his raving review of Josienne Clarke and Kit Downes’ new EP to find out about this new exciting duo who are performing as part of Folk at the Foundling on Friday 29 September. http://ow.ly/Al0y30f0G1B

Josienne Clarke and Kit Downes - Such a Sky (Self-produced / Bandcamp link below. EP review by Peter Slavid) What do you get if...

Did you know that we host live music gigs in the Museum after-hours? Our series Folk at the Foundling brings exceptional...
15/08/2017
Folk at the Foundling

Did you know that we host live music gigs in the Museum after-hours? Our series Folk at the Foundling brings exceptional artists with both traditional and contemporary takes on folk music to our Picture Gallery. Take a look at our autumn line-up:

We're excited to announce the autumn season of Folk at the Foundling, in partnership with The Nest Collective. We've gigs that span genres, responding to contemporary and traditional music, from Josienne Clarke & Kit Downes with Jeff Warner; Ranagri and Solasta; and Gabby Young. Take a look at our events or visit our website: http://foundlingmuseum.org.uk/events/josienne-clarke-kit-downes-jeff-warner/

We're excited to announce the autumn season of Folk at the Foundling, in partnership with The Nest Collective. We've gig...
15/08/2017
Folk at the Foundling: Josienne Clarke & Kit Downes + Jeff Warner - Foundling Museum

We're excited to announce the autumn season of Folk at the Foundling, in partnership with The Nest Collective. We've gigs that span genres, responding to contemporary and traditional music, from Josienne Clarke & Kit Downes with Jeff Warner; Ranagri and Solasta; and Gabby Young. Take a look at our events or visit our website: http://foundlingmuseum.org.uk/events/josienne-clarke-kit-downes-jeff-warner/

Enjoy a double-bill from Josienne Clarke and Kit Downes, two exciting acts on the folk scene, with traditional North American music from Jeff Warner

Unfortunately this month's Folk at the Foundling gig has been cancelled. Stay tuned for news of our upcoming autumn seas...
13/07/2017
Jim Lauderdale with support from Red Sky July

Unfortunately this month's Folk at the Foundling gig has been cancelled. Stay tuned for news of our upcoming autumn season...

If you're looking for a gig we recommend Jim Lauderdale at Kings Place whilst tickets are still left! https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/music/jim-lauderdale-with-support-from-red-sky-july

Jim Lauderdale is both a ‘songwriter’s songwriter’, who’s written and co-written many modern classics for iconic artists, as well as an intuitive sideman, who’s enhanced the music of a bevy of esteemed musicians.

Don’t miss Songlines annual feast of world music at our neighbours' Kings Place 1-3 June. The line-up includes the excit...
10/05/2017
Songlines Encounters Festival 2017

Don’t miss Songlines annual feast of world music at our neighbours' Kings Place 1-3 June. The line-up includes the exciting new project Vindauga / Wind Eye from our Foundling Fellow Sam Lee.

Find out more: kingsplace.co.uk/sef

Now in its seventh year, Songlines Encounters Festival is back with leading artists on the world music scene. There are some compelling collaborations, unusual instruments and an exciting UK premiere. This year’s line-up includes talented musicians from Portugal, India, Senegal, Norway, Lithuania an...

No plans for next Friday? Join us for a moving performance by folk artists Jimmy and Sid & Samantha Whates and get the c...
22/04/2017
Folk at the Foundling: Jimmy and Sid & Samantha Whates - Foundling Museum

No plans for next Friday? Join us for a moving performance by folk artists Jimmy and Sid & Samantha Whates and get the chance to explore the museum after-hours, with a drink in hand! This double-bill gives the opportunity to hear two of the most exciting artists on the contemporary folk scene. In partnership with The Nest Collective.

Book tickets here: http://ow.ly/7p74309TQxU
Take a listen:
https://soundcloud.com/samantha-whates
https://soundcloud.com/jimmy-and-sid

Acclaimed folk duo Sid & Jimmy perform a double-bill with singer-songwriter Samantha Whates for Folk at the Foundling. Folk music with the Nest...

Don't miss Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith on the first London date of their tour. Performing at the The Foundling Muse...
21/04/2017
Folk at the Foundling: Jimmy and Sid & Samantha Whates - Foundling Museum

Don't miss Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith on the first London date of their tour. Performing at the The Foundling Museum for Folk at the Foundling, hear their intimate acoustic performance and have a chance to explore the Museum after-hours. They are joined by acclaimed singer-songwriter Samantha Whates. Run in partnership with The Nest Collective.

http://foundlingmuseum.org.uk/events/sid-jimmy-samantha-whates/

Acclaimed folk duo Sid & Jimmy perform a double-bill with singer-songwriter Samantha Whates for Folk at the Foundling. Folk music with the Nest Collective.

We're almost out of tickets for tonight's gig with Three Cane Whale so book now via our website to avoid disappointment!...
24/03/2017
The Hired Hands- A Tribute to Bruce Langhorne from See Tickets

We're almost out of tickets for tonight's gig with Three Cane Whale so book now via our website to avoid disappointment!

If the gig is sold out, we'd recommend tonight's Tribute to Bruce Langhorne at St Pancras Old Church, paying homage to one of the greatest living guitarists, who worked with such legends as Bob Dylan and Joan Baez, with Cian Nugent and Dylan Golden Aycock. It looks like a great event!

http://www.seetickets.com/event/the-hired-hands-a-tribute-to-bruce-langhorne/st-pancras-old-church/1073062

Buy tickets for The Hired Hands- A Tribute to Bruce Langhorne at St Pancras Old Church from the official retailer, See Tickets. Prices from £11.00

This short film Trees and Gold features music by Samantha Whates perfectly complementing her ethereal style. Her music g...
16/03/2017
Samantha Whates - Trees & Gold

This short film Trees and Gold features music by Samantha Whates perfectly complementing her ethereal style. Her music gives a contemporary edge to traditional Scottish folk music.

See her perform as part of Folk at the Foundling on Friday 24 March.
https://vimeo.com/108730910

’Trees and Gold’ is our second collaboration with singer/songwriter Samantha Whates. It’s imagery was inspired by the shadow puppet animation of…

Making plans for this Friday? Join us for an intimate acoustic gig in our Picture Gallery from Three Cane Whale and get ...
15/03/2017
Folk at the Foundling: Three Cane Whale - Foundling Museum

Making plans for this Friday? Join us for an intimate acoustic gig in our Picture Gallery from Three Cane Whale and get the chance to explore the Museum after-hours. In partnership with The Nest Collective.

Influenced by both folk and minimalist music, the group have gained critical acclaim, with their latest album, Palimpsest, chosen by The Telegraph as one of the best folk albums of 2016.

Book tickets here: http://foundlingmuseum.org.uk/events/folk-three-cane-whale/

Multi-instrumental trio Three Cane Whale perform an intimate acoustic gig for Folk at the Foundling. Modern folk music in London, with the Nest...

Mandolin, trumpet, and acoustic guitar are brought together in stunning harmony by folk trio Three Cane Whale  Get a tas...
14/03/2017
Three Cane Whale

Mandolin, trumpet, and acoustic guitar are brought together in stunning harmony by folk trio Three Cane Whale Get a taste of their unique sound here: https://soundcloud.com/three-cane-whale and join us on Friday 24 March for an intimate gig in our Picture Gallery. Advance tickets only £12: http://ow.ly/yXQp309TVCv

Three Cane Whale is a multi-instrumental trio, playing acoustic miniatures which draw influence from folk and minimalist music. Alex Vann...

This short film Trees and Gold features music by Samantha Whates perfectly complementing her ethereal style. Her music g...
14/03/2017
Samantha Whates - Trees & Gold

This short film Trees and Gold features music by Samantha Whates perfectly complementing her ethereal style. Her music gives a contemporary edge to traditional Scottish folk music. See her perform as part of Folk at the Foundling on Friday 24 March.

https://vimeo.com/108730910

’Trees and Gold’ is our second collaboration with singer/songwriter Samantha Whates. It’s imagery was inspired by the shadow puppet animation of…

“Exhilaratingly diverse and full of impeccably crafted and beautifully realised songs” - Folk Radio UK on Jimmy Aldridge...
01/03/2017
Folk at the Foundling: Jimmy and Sid & Samantha Whates - Foundling Museum

“Exhilaratingly diverse and full of impeccably crafted and beautifully realised songs” - Folk Radio UK on Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith
The acclaimed folk duo perform a double-bill with singer-songwriter Samantha Whates for Folk at the Foundling special. Advance tickets £12/10only http://ow.ly/vShR309kBKI

Acclaimed folk duo Sid & Jimmy perform a double-bill with singer-songwriter Samantha Whates for Folk at the Foundling. Folk music with the Nest...

Great recommendation - nostalgic new track from The Lumineers that we have on repeat.
01/03/2017
SOTD | The Lumineers – Angela

Great recommendation - nostalgic new track from The Lumineers that we have on repeat.

‘Angela’, the latest track from American alt-folk success story The Lumineers was released last Friday (24th February), and continues their recent trend of tracks which hark back to the Laurel Canyon records, evoking memories of the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and…

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It was great to host the Broadside Ballads tour to a packed house yesterday. There were incredible performances from Sam...
27/02/2017
Ballads Online

It was great to host the Broadside Ballads tour to a packed house yesterday. There were incredible performances from Sam Lee, Lisa Knapp Music and Nathaniel Robin Mann / Animateddog and beautiful renditions of original ballads from the Bodleian Libraries archive, including 'Joyful news to batchelors and maids: being a song, in praise of the Foundling Hospital, and the London Hospital Aldersgate Street’. Take a look at the digitized manuscript here: http://ballads.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/view/edition/23776

If you're in Birmingham or Exeter we'd highly recommend catching their final two performances! sounduk OCM Glee Club Birmingham Exeter Phoenix

Joyful news to batchelors and maids: being a song, in praise of the Foundling Hospital, and the London Hospital Aldersgate Street

The Nest Collective is partnering with Vault Festival to bring you beautiful and inspiring breakthrough acts on the main...
26/02/2017
VAULT Festival Residency : Every Sunday Jan 29th til 5th Mar | The Nest...

The Nest Collective is partnering with Vault Festival to bring you beautiful and inspiring breakthrough acts on the main stage, showcase exciting new acts, entice foreign musicians and a smattering of old favourites… all of the highest musical order, every Sunday from 29 January until 5 March – for free!
Tonight see Folk at the Foundling performer Samantha Whates:
http://ow.ly/iJ0N309kAG9

The Nest Collective is partnering with Vault Festival to bring you beautiful and inspiring breakthrough acts on the main stage, showcase exciting...

We love this gorgeous film by Brett Harvey for the track 'Brute Angels' by  Three Cane Whale, inspired by a family of st...
24/02/2017
Brute Angels

We love this gorgeous film by Brett Harvey for the track 'Brute Angels' by Three Cane Whale, inspired by a family of stonemasons in the Black Mountains and filmed below Black Rock in the Mendips: http://ow.ly/c84i309kzMe
The group perform an intimate gig at the Foundling Museum on Friday 24 March. Tickets available here: http://ow.ly/oZAp309kzVK

film by Brett Harvey, music by Three Cane Whale (from the album "Palimpsest", Field Notes / Little Toller 2016)

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