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Beginning operations in 2009, Adam & Mark of AMGIGS have already built up an enviable reputation for organising big name folk concerts at theatre venues in the Market Harborough area of South Leicestershire. Acts have so far have included Chris Wood, Martin Simpson, and Lau. www.amgigs.co.uk
THE GREAT KNIGHT FOLK CLUB
Northamptonshire’s only remaining ticketed folk club, the Great Knight has been running for nearly 20 years and meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at The Old White Hart, Far Cotton, Northampton, NN4 8BS. Doors open at 8pm and the club starts at 8.15pm. Great Knight features a wide range of folk acts from big names to emerging new or local talent, and has an excellent reputation. Floor singers are always welcome. E-mail email@example.com for details. www.greatknightfolkclub.co.uk.
THE MODEST MUSIC GROUP
One of Kontra’s favourite performers, Graham Robins, also offers a lifelong experience of working within the music industry to offer a comprehensive business package including: agency, management, tours, marketing, media support, and event management. www.globalsessions.co.uk/modest-music.php
RAUNDS MUSIC FESTIVAL
One of Northamptonshire’s finest folk roots festivals, Raunds always has impressive and interesting array of premier league headline acts, plus dancing, workshops, ceilidh, and more. Held on the 1st week-end in May.
There are numerous excellent recording studios in Northants, too many to mention here, but our favourite is Record Live, run by the excellent James Denness, specialists in recording live music with studio quality. A one stop shop for all your live recording, production, and media needs. www.recordlive.net
Promoter Michael Pipe organises regular acoustic roots concerts at The Ent Shed, one of Bedford’s finest and intimate venues. Featuring top national and international folk, blues and Americana artists, these concerts are regularly sold out. House concerts are also a speciality. www.entshed.co.uk
Kettering based roots musician Stevie Jones and his team host a whole range of open mics, acoustic showcases, and other events in the Northants area. www.wildfiresessions.com