DMP presents:

The London Folk & Roots Festival * Introducing Night with Kitty Macfarlane & Kelly Oliver

The Slaughtered Lamb, London, GB

£10 ADV
Entry Requirements: 18+
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Kitty Macfarlane is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Somerset. Her lyrics combine honest snapshots of everyday humanity with the bigger questions that have connected minds and voices for centuries. Kitty's songs are charged with a sense of place – more often than not her home of Somerset. Mankind's transactions with the planet, from those of small French fishing communities, to colossal nuclear power stations, work their way into her songs, alongside a deep interest in shared human experience. As well as the release of her debut EP Tide & Time, in 2016 Kitty completeed an extensive national tour as support for Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman, and she has just returned from touring with Blair Dunlop. Tide & Time received outstanding reviews and national airplay on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show and Tom Robinson's show on BBC6Music, and features Sam Kelly (co-producer), Jamie Francis, Lukas Drinkwater, Ciaran Algar and others. Kitty was a BBC Young Folk Award semi-finalist in 2015. Currently she is an Associate Artist at Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts, and has recently been awarded a creative bursary from the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) for a songwriting project.

"In my view: authentic emotion. That and talent of course" - Tom Robinson, BBC6Music

"An inordinately accomplished musician" - Folk Radio UK

"Exciting young talent" - The Guardian

Kelly Oliver is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and harmonicist, described by The Times as an artist who 'blends traditional with bold, indie-pop'. Her debut album 'This Land', funded by an Emerging Excellence Award by Help Musicians UK, gained a 4* review from The Telegraph and her second album 'Bedlam' was included in The Sunday Times Essential New Releases, was in Paul Sexton's Top 20 Albums of the Year in Prog Magazine and was nominated for Best Album from a Female Artist 2016 by Folkwords. Her last five singles have all gained BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music airplay and she performed her summer single 'Rio' on BBC One's Sunday Morning Live for her first national TV appearance. Kelly tours the UK predominantly as a solo artist and was awarded Best Female Solo Artist and Breakout Artist in the 2015/2016 NMG Awards as well as winning Best Female Artist 2016 in the FATEA Awards. Including original material and traditional folk songs in her live performance, Kelly has been described as 'a vital voice in British folk music' - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

'A vital voice in British folk music' - Bob Harris BBC Radio 2

'Quite an amazing young songwriter' - Mike Harding 'A fantastic new talent' - Chris Hawkins, BBC 6 Music

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The London Folk & Roots Festival * Introducing Night with Kitty Macfarlane & Kelly Oliver