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FEBRUARY - 2018

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5th-

HARPING BY THE SEA - HARMONICA FESTIVAL - HOVE - SUSSEX

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MAY - 2018 

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2nd WEDNESDAY - NOTTINGHAM

THE RUNNING HORSE PUB

Tickets £8/10

7.30 Doors

8pm Concert

07770 226 926

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3rd THURSDAY- WINCHESTER -

THE HYDE TAVERN

Start 7pm

£10

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/422313

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5th SATURDAY-SOUTHAMPTON - ARTS CAFE

Doors 7.30

Concert 8pm

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6th SUNDAY - LEWES SUSSEX

Constitutional Club.

www.lewesconclub.com

139 High Street, Lewes BN7 1XS

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11th  FRIDAY - STOKE-ON-TRENT

PUB - TBC

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12th SATURDAY - LANCASHIRE

HALTON MILLS

Mill Lane, Halton, LA2 6ND

(3 miles from Lancaster)

7pm DOORS

www.haltonmill.org.uk

07582- 789406

twitter @haltonmill

greenelephantcoop@gmail.com

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19th Milngavie Folk Club TBC

or Glasgow's Gladcafe TBC

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25th FRIDAY  LEICESTER

St ANNES COMMUNITY HALL

Doors 7.pm

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26th - 27th SATURDAY -  SUNDAY - MANCHESTER

STRUMMERFEST

OLDHAM RUGBY UNION CLUB

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JUNE - 2018

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1st FRIDAY  - PRESTON - LANCASHIRE

The Continental

South Meadow Lane, Preston,

Lancashire PR1 8JP
01772 499 425

http://newcontinental.net/

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5th TUESDAY - BATH - SOMERSET

THE BARN

details to be announced

hlawrence30@gmail.com

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6th - WEDNESDAY  - BRISTOL TBC

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7th THURSDAY - WALES - TREDEGAR MERTHYR- TBC.

NAGS HEAD PUB

£10

nagsheadgastropub@hotmail.com

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8th FRIDAY WALES - PONTADAWE
Canolfan Celfyddydau Pontardawe/ Pontardawe Arts Centre
Stryd Herbert/ Herbert Street
SA8 4ED
Docynnau/Box Office Tel/ Ffôn: 01792 863722
www.pontardaweartscentre.com

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9th SATURDAY- SUNDAY

SOUTHWELL FOLK FESTIVAL

Southwell Racecourse

Crew Lane (Entrance) NG25 0TX

tickets@southwellfolkfestival.org.uk

http://www.southwellfolkfestival.org.uk/

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23RD MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL - SCOTLAND - DUMFRIESHIRE

GATEHOUSE of FLEET

between CASTLE DOUGLAS and NEWTON STEWART.

More details announced later.

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JULY - 2018

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20th FRIDAY - MANCHESTER TBC

Strummercamp/Shangrila Promotion

Prestwich area.

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AUGUST - 2018

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2nd - 5th REBELLION FEST   MORECAMBE  TBC

Winter Gardens,
97 Church Street, Blackpool, Lancashire FY1 1HL

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4th or 5th SATURDAY or SUNDAY - SCOTTISH BORDERS

HAWICK MUSIC FESTIVAL.

TBC.

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SEPTEMBER - 2018

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7th FRIDAY CHIPPENHAM

OLD ROAD TAVERN TBC. ?

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9th SUNDAY Walthamstow Folk Club  TBC ?

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26-30th FINDHORN BAY FESTIVAL

TBC?

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NOW Accepting bookings for 2018

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REVIEWS -

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 "....informal, soul baring, colourful observations, cracking tunes, sharp narratives"
"a hugely endearing yet provocative album that synthesises McLeod’s long history disrespecting conformist styles and artificial genres."
"intriguing amalgam of moods concocted here- whenever Morgan puts lips to clarinet you think of Klezmer, every pluck of the Rojas harp takes it into Latino territory and McLeod’s songs acquire the robes of the chameleon."
"Plenty of glee here and no little spark either."
COLIN IRWIN - FOLK ROOTS

"....Made me want to throw away my inhibitions and take to the road: McLeod seemed a kind of Jack Kerouac armed with string instruments and harmonica."
"...the visual impact of the man could never be captured on audio disc."what glorious energy there  – the energy to glow in the dark. "
"Bob Morgan positively dazzles on clarinet and saxophone."
"...you have the spark there to light your fire, and this four piece combo will fill you with glee and ensure that the fire will not go out in a hurry."
DAI WOOSMAN

"....a unique intriguing fusion between confessional singer songwriter, world music influences, and jazzy swing, different from anything else around."
"a fresh unique alternative take on life that he highlights through his entertaining exuberant songs"
"You Can't Just Let Nature Run Wild, a thoughtful song which I personally relate to as a trained Geographer and Ecologist."
BELVOIREMAN

"The Familiar Strangers really add meat to the bones of Rory's great material"
JONTI WILLIS - Roots Music Club Doncaster.

To see these guys is to become an instant convert."
"The double bass provided a constant backbone"
PHIL LAVERTON - Rye Festival of Music and Arts Festival

 "...a whole new light. Wonderful stuff!"
LOTTE LYSTER - Prince Albert Stroud.

"Rory McLeod  and the Familiar Strangers are indeed familiar and strange at the same time. 

Every element of their appearance at Hebden Folk Roots was a joy - for organisers as well as audience."
Dave Boardman
Artistic Director Hebden Bridge Folk Roots.

"Rory McLeod just gets it. His songs are stories that are as old as the hills but refer to the experience of everyone in the room. 

And he’s cool too, but not so cool that he can’t write a song about his grandmother….which is a song about my grandmother 

and probably everyone in the room’s grandmother too….universal, affectionate and…. a rare gift this…. completely unsentimental.

We worried that the stage at the Hippodrome wouldn't be big enough…and sometimes 

the energy in the polemic and the music and the dancing filled the space to bursting. 

But it was a shapeshifter of a gig and moments later a shared intimacy and another story wrapped the room in a warm bear hug. 

Rory has the backing of Diego, Bob and Richard, fabulous musicians all. 

The Familiar Strangers. Great name for a band. We had that feeling at the end of the night that we’d met before, somewhere on another road."

Paula Tod - The Hippodrome,  Eyemouth. www.eyemouthhippodrome.org

"The Familiar Strangers are big favourites at Purbeck Valley Folk Festival. 

Rory McLeod himself is an amazingly charismatic songwriter. 

Add the band and there's an upbeat sound backing Rory's robust songs about real people and real life. 

Icing on the cake is when other performers see Rory at the festival, he is called up on stage to join in on a number. 

Magic!"
Paul Burke, Purbeck Valley Folk Festival.

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  Click here To Download The above Photo

 

 

Link To Download the above PDF 'The Glee and The Spark' Tour Poster

Rory McLeod and The Familiar Strangers

 

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To Book Rory

please contact- Kish at

talkativemusic@dial.pipex.com

 

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info@rorymcleod.com

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Represented in Australia by:

John McAuslan,

Across the Borders,

Ph 61-3-9387 3376

jmcaus@optusnet.com.au

Also available for booking -

The Familiar Strangers are:

Diego Laverde Rojas
Colombian Harp.

Bob Morgan
Clarinet,Saxophone.
Richard Sadler

Double Bass.

Rory McLeod
Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Spoons, Tap shoes,Trombone.

Please contact

kish@rorymcleod.com

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Rorys Album titles:

Angry Love
Kicking The Sawdust (2XCD)
Footsteps and Heartbeats
Travelling Home
Lullabies for Big Babies
Mouth To Mouth (2XCD)
Brave Faces
sOngS fOR big LiTtLE pEoPle
'SwingS and rOundabOuts'

'The Glee and The Spark'

Available digitally or on CDs

All of Rory McLeods Songs and Music are now also available in
MP3 format to digitally download.


http://www.talkativemusic.co.uk/1-2-3-Music-Store/process.php?pname=ShopfrontProcess-Start


This is eco-logically better, no plastic, packaging, no shipping costs, so cheaper all around, also much quicker.

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