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Friday March 27th

   Doors 7pm   8pm Start

               £14

Tickets available from





                And

  Rock Bottom Records,

  37  38 Harbour Street,

  Whitstable CT5 1AJ   


Morton Valence






Click here for their website

with special guests

Leverton, Richardson and Elliott





Following Kirsty McGee’s cancellation, Morton Valence will jump into the slot. They are one of those bands that are difficult to pigeon hole although the term 'urban country' seems to pop up quite a lot. Their new material (released next month)sounds great and perfect for our venue.
So, the line up for the Session on March 27th will now be:-
* An opening set from Jim Leverton, Geoffrey    Richardson and Martin Elliot.
* Awards presentation ( the 2014 WSMAs)
* A set from Morton Valence


We’re delighted to welcome local “super group” Leverton, Richardson and Elliott to play a set for us.

All three have a long and illustrious career touring here and abroad and have played in well known and respected bands including Caravan, Fat mattress (Jim Leverton), Penguin Cafe (Geoffrey Richardson) and the Michael Nyman Band (Martin Elliott).


Friday April 17th

   Doors 7pm   8pm Start

               £14

 Tickets available from





                And

  Rock Bottom Records,

  37  38 Harbour Street,

  Whitstable CT5 1AJ   



Boo Hewerdine and Kris Drever





Click here for Boo’s website

Click here for Kris’ website



Scotland’s Kris Drever and England’s Boo Hewerdine have been connected through song for almost a decade, when Kris approached Boo about recording the song “Harvest Gypsies” as part of his classic debut album “Black Water”. Produced by mutual friend and Scottish folk musician John McCusker, that recording lead the pair to future live collaborations and a tour with Eddi Reader. The duo finally found the time in late summer 2014 to write new songs with a view to making new recordings available for their 2015 tour.

Boo Hewerdine has an 18 song career retrospective, “My Name In The Brackets (The Best of Boo Hewerdine & The Bible) released this autumn whilst Kris Drever has just issued his Shetland recorded, “Mareel EP” prior to making a new album with Lau for release in summer 2015 (all via Reveal Records).


Friday May 1st

   Doors 7pm   8pm Start

               £14

 Tickets available from





                And

  Rock Bottom Records,

  37  38 Harbour Street,

  Whitstable CT5 1AJ   



Geoff Muldaur







Click here for his website


Geoff Muldaur is one of the great voices and musical forces to emerge from the folk, blues and folk-rock scenes centered in Cambridge, MA and Woodstock, NY. During the 1960's and '70's, Geoff made a series of highly influential recordings as a founding member of the Jim Kweskin Jug Band and the Paul Butterfield's Better Days group, as well as collaborations with then-wife Maria and other notables (Bonnie Raitt, Eric Von Schmidt, Jerry Garcia, etc.). He left the stage and recording world in the mid-1980's for a working sabbatical. He composed scores for film and television, and produced off-beat albums for the likes of Lenny Pickett and the Borneo Horns and the Richard Greene String Quartet. Geoff's his definitive recording of "Brazil" provided the seed for - and was featured in - Terry Gilliam's film of the same title.

‘Bob Dylan didn't want to be Woody Guthrie. He wanted to be Geoff Muldaur. Geoff was the Big Man On Campus. He still is.’ - Van Dyke Parks

‘There are only three white blues singers -- Geoff Muldaur is at least two of them.’-  Richard Thompson

‘Geoff has always been one of my favourite singers.’ - Bonnie Raitt


Friday June 12th

  Doors 7pm   8pm Start

               £14


  Tickets available later


The Railsplitters





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From their home in the Colorado Rockies, The Railsplitters have been scaling new heights with a refreshing and charming range of bluegrass and beyond-bluegrass music. Bringing real depth and formidable talent, this group draws influences from all the greats--from Bill Monroe and Earl Scruggs to modern groups like Uncle Earl and Crooked Still. The Railsplitters are nothing if not enthusiastically bluegrass and contagiously so, with rapid tempos, unusual instrumentals and good-time breakdowns! Using powerful female and male vocals, enchanting harmonies, and masterful instrumentals, The Railsplitters have the kind of raw power that can raise mountains and even a few eyebrows.



Friday June 26th

  Doors 7pm   8pm Start

               £14


  Tickets available later



Blue Rose Code




Photo by Zoe Barrie

Click here for his website


Blue Rose Code is not folk music. Or so he’s been told.

Ross Wilson, the Edinburgh-born songwriter who performs under that name, doesn’t write folk songs. But having discovered the traditional music of the British Isles whilst in exile down south, he fell in love with what he heard and those sounds informed what happened next.

"I guess that I'm a crossover artist,” says Ross. “I'm just not sure from where I'm crossing over or where I'm going to end up." It's that reluctance to be boxed or pigeon-holed that has earned Blue Rose Code a burgeoning and fiercely loyal fan-base across the UK and beyond, with folks travelling from far and wide to see his three-night sell out show at this years Edinburgh Fringe.





Friday September 4th

  Doors 7pm   8pm Start

               £14


  Tickets available later



The Orchestra That Fell To Earth





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The Penguin Cafe Orchestra was a collective of performing musicians founded by British guitarist, composer and arranger Simon Jeffes.

Simon died in 1997 but members of the original PCO continue to play the music under a different name. Now known as The Orchestra That Fell To Earth, members of the one and only Original Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Geoffrey Richardson, Jennifer Maidman, Steve Fletcher, Annie Whitehead and Liam Genockey - continue to play the music.



Friday November 6th

  Doors 7pm   8pm Start

               £14


  Tickets available later



Fish & Bird





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Raised on equal parts roots music and Radiohead, Fish & Bird have received praise on both sides of the Atlantic for their refreshingly unclichéd writing.

The group members have been friends more or less since childhood, growing up in the small community of idyllic Mayne Island, a remote 900-person island off the west coast of British Columbia. Songwriter Taylor Ashton and fiddler Adam Iredale-Gray formed Fish & Bird in 2007, based on a shared interest in traditional old-time music. They quickly found that their musical interests spanned many genres and styles of music, including jazz and indie rock and the duo gradually grew into a five-piece.




Friday November 27th

  Doors 7pm   8pm Start

               £14


 Tickets available later



Rita Hosking Trio




Photo by Wayne Buck

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Rita Hosking is an American composer and musician based in Davis, California. She plays Americana and bluegrass styles of music with both standards and original songs.

Rita’s style of country-folk has been lauded for story and sense of place, and her performances praised for capturing the audience.



Details of our forthcoming sessions are listed below with links to the artists’ websites.

All sessions are upstairs at The Royal Native Oyster Stores Whitstable.