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MAY - 2018 

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25th FRIDAY  LEICESTER

St ANNES CHURCH and COMMUNITY HALL

91 LETCHWORTH ROAD

LEICESTER

LE3 6FN

Doors 7.30pm

support

Rory on stage 8.40 START

BAR TILL 11PM

TICKETS ADVANCE £8

£10 ON DOOR

www.wegottickets.com/event/434210

Fundraiser for Neighbourhood Bike Club

www.facebook.com/westernParkCC

WARM UP TO www.westernparkfestival.co.uk

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26th - 27th SATURDAY -  SUNDAY - MANCHESTER

STRUMMERFEST

OLDHAM RUGBY UNION CLUB

Byrth Road Oldham

OL8 2TJ

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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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3rd SUNDAY - Near MARTOCK - SOMERSET

4pm FANNIES MEADOW FESTIVAL

(Details to be announced)

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5th TUESDAY - BATH - SOMERSET
The Institute of Excellence,
Pipley Barn, Brockham End,
Lansdown,
Bath, BA1 9BZ.
Tickets £10 / £8 concs).
From 7.30 pm

hlawrence30@gmail.com

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7th THURSDAY - WALES - TREDEGAR MERTHYR

THE NAGS HEAD INN

TREDEGAR

NP22 3AP

tickets reservations  01495 722867

£10

nagsheadgastropub@hotmail.com

https://m.facebook.com/The-Nags-Head-Tredegar-1468177520174777/?rf=156742201025946

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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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20th WEDNESDAY - GLASGOW

GLAD CAFE

1006A Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow G41 2HG, UK

concert 7.30pm- 22.45 finish

£10 in advance £12 on The Door

https://www.wegottickets.com/event/436228

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22nd EDINBURGH

THE VOODOO ROOMS. SPEAKEASY

WITH SHARON KING SUPPORT.

19a West Register Street,

Edinburgh, EH2 2AA

https://m.facebook.com/events/632904250434326?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%223%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&aref=3

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23rd SATURDAY - MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL - SCOTLAND - DUMFRIESHIRE

GATEHOUSE of FLEET

between CASTLE DOUGLAS and NEWTON STEWART.

Gatehouse of Fleet,

DG7

concerts various venues.  

Main concert: Gatehouse Primary School from 7pm,

tickets available through:  www.musicgatehouse.com  

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JULY - 2018

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AUGUST - 2018

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2nd - 4th REBELLION FEST   MORECAMBE  Times TBC

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

(More Details to be announced)

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5th  SUNDAY - SCOTTISH BORDERS

HAWICK MUSIC FESTIVAL.

HEART OF HAWICK AUDITORIUM

£15 doors

7pm Doors showtime 7:30pm

Rory Is Headlining.

(More acts and programme to be announced)

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18th SATURDAY BATH - SOMERSET
BATH FOLK FESTIVAL
12pm-5pm
Family Fun Day
Bath City Farm
Kelston View
Whitway
Bath
BA2 1NW

www.facebook.com/BathCityFarm/
www.bathcityfarm.org.uk

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AUGUST 31st SATURDAY - DEVON - EXETER
America Hall
Pinhoe Community Centre
De La Rue Way
Pinhoe
Exeter
EX4 8PX

Doors open 7.30. Concert 8pm to 11pm
Tickets £10 or £12 for advanced tickets £15 on the door.
Ticket enquiries - 07903 125606
https://www.americahall.co.uk/

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/438975

 

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SEPTEMBER - 2018

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SEPTEMBER 1st SATURDAY - BRISTOL

THE FOLK HOUSE

40a Park St,

Bristol BS1 5JG

£10.50 ADVANCE - £12.50 ON DOOR

Doors 7.30pm

Concert 8.30pm

0117 926 2987

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SEPTEMBER 7th FRIDAY - STROUD - SPOKEN WORD CLUB

cabaret night

starts 8.30pm - 1am

Rory approx 10pm -11pm

with performances from Elvis McGonagall

Johnny Solstice

Johnny Fluffy Punk

Boss Morris

Desert island discs

(More Details to be announced)

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SEPTEMBER 8th SATURDAY  - CHIPPENHAM

OLD ROAD TAVERN

SN15 1JA.

9pm onstage

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9th SUNDAY - LONDON - WALTHAMSTOW

Walthamstow Folk
Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre Pub
53 Hoe Street

London E17

https://www.walthamstowfolk.co.uk/

£10 / £8 admission.

(More ticket links to be announced)

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Some Gigs and a short Tour in IRELAND in Late September?

and ITALY   (To Be arranged)

To Book Rory

please contact- Kish at

talkativemusic@dial.pipex.com

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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:

Cathy Fitzpatrick
+61 49 899 1967 (AUS)
ABN 61162533888

nomadicfish@gmail.com

cathy@nomadicfish.net

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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