Category Forthcoming events

2015-04-26T18:00:00+00:00
Sunday
26

The brilliant Stick In The Wheel are fROOTS Magazine’s Album of 2014 Editors Choice winners , Radio 2 Folk Award Nominees and Spiral Earth Folk Award Nominees, and are favourites of Tom Robinson on 6Music and XFM’s Jon Kennedy, having recently recorded sessions for both. Featuring Ian Carter on dobro, singers Nicola Kearey and Fran Morter, plus Si Foote on Percussion and Joolie Wood on fiddle, they specialise in distinctly London-centric, rarely heard traditional British folk songs. Their repertoire includes pieces up to 400 years old, and they seamlessly combine this deep link to the past with their own compositions. Their music is sparklingly original, fiercely fresh and fearless in it’s attitude- they’re a breath of fresh air, definitey not to be missed.

Fishclaw are an instrumental group based in Colchester, comprised of accordion, fiddle, guitar double bass, bodhran and electronics. They started out reworking traditional Irish, Scottish and Eastern European music to include influences such as alternative folk, ambient electronica, and system music.

Master fiddler Alistair Caplin is a member of the wonderful John Langan Band, and runs the creative hub of all things folk in East London, No.14 Bacon Street. This evening he brings his own trio to the Gladstone, mixing Celtic and American influences in a perfect Transatlantic Sessions style- it’s real treat for any fiddle fans out there…

Our Sundays are becoming increasingly busy, so we’re now offering the chance to book a seat. Booking times available for this Sunday are 6.30 pm pm til 7.00 pm, we’ll happily hold a seat in your name between these times (we can’t hold you a full table unless the numbers correspond, as all seats must be filled). If you’re interested in booking for this Sunday programme send an email to gladreservations@yahoo.co.uk before midday on Sat 24th April with all relevant names attached and we’ll respond to you to confirm.

2015-04-22T19:15:00+00:00
Wednesday
22

Weds 22 April: Honkytonk Wednesdays presents John Drain and Marco Farris

Honkytonk Wednesdays are a feast of early Twentieth Century Americana. You’ll hear country blues, jug band music, ragtime, stride piano styles, old-time mountain music, barrelhouse blues, speakeasy and New Orleans classics on the stereo, and a live act that specializes in any of these playing two sets, one at 8.30 pm and one at 9.30 pm. Tonight we have acoustic blues guitarist supreme John Drain and mouth harp magician Marco Farris playing firing, red-hot delta and country blues styles. Guaranteed to be fierce!

2015-04-19T18:00:00+00:00
Sunday
19

One of the finest artists to grace the Glad Sunday Sessions, Ned Roberts is a wonderfully accomplished folk musician with a timeless quality to his sound. His perfectly balanced Laurel Canyon-esque songs delivered with a poetic turn of phrase, excellent musicianship and a perfectly judged vocal sensibility sit comfortably amongst the classics of the acoustic folk world. He recently released his debut album to rave reviews, recorded in L.A. and produced by Luther Russell (Noah and the Whale/ Richmond Fontaine), and completed a support tour with folk legend Anais Mitchell.

‘Absolutely gorgeous stuff…one to really get excited about’ Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music

“…a warm treat. Roberts is a fine guitar picker, his melodies reminiscent of Leonard Cohen with lyrical nods to Bob Dylan, and his voice has echoes of Tim Hardin.” Observer ★★★★

‘An understated gem’ – The Independent on Sunday

‘…so gifted, possessing a fine ear for a tune and a real knack for storytelling..stunning’. 8/10 Uncut

Matt Owens (aka Urby Whale) from the sadly (very) recently defunct Noah and the Whale presents his new solo project. It’s a raw, country roots sound with his fine ear for strong pop hooks to the fore. He’ll be showcasing songs from his soon to be released debut album featuring members of Noah and the Whale, Mumford and Sons and Little Mammoth.

Katharine Abbot is a new and very exciting addition to The Glad’s Sunday night stage. Her beautifully constructed, highly sophisticated acoustic songs are delicately supported by a fine double bass and brushes rhythm section. Joni Mitchell and John Martyn’s hazy jazz folk leanings are influences in her writing, but her style is uniquely her own. This is her first appearance on The Glad stage, we hope there are many more to come.

Our Sundays are becoming increasingly busy, so we’re now offering the chance to book a seat. Booking times available for this Sunday are 6.30 pm pm til 7.00 pm, we’ll happily hold a seat in your name between these times (we can’t hold you a full table unless the numbers correspond, as all seats must be filled). If you’re interested in booking for this Sunday programme send an email to gladreservations@yahoo.co.uk before midday on Sat 18th April with all relevant names attached and we’ll respond to you to confirm.

Music from 7.30 pm

2015-04-18T19:30:00+00:00
Saturday
18

Led by former Obscuritones singer Gabriella Romano, Ella and the Blisters are fast emerging as one of the most exciting new bands on the thriving London roots scene. Fusing gypsy jazz, rockabilly and swinging’ country into a fantastically catchy whole, the band combine fiddle, accordion. guitar, bass, drums, ukulele and percussion to make for a wonderfully joyous roots stew.

The Orange Circus are a raucous, footstompin’, full blooded Americana/ bluegrass act from the U.K and Virginia in America. A unique co-operative, they’re a family band that can include members of all ages from junior to senior. Concentrating mainly on updating traditional songs taken from the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, they continue an historical musical lineage in a fresh, exciting way. Bring your dancing shoes- they put on a brilliantly entertaining show- great playing, beautiful harmonies and boundless energy are guaranteed to raise the roof, warm the heart and encourage the biggest of grins.

2015-04-15T19:15:00+00:00
Wednesday
15

Honkytonk Wednesdays at the Glad are a feast of early Twentieth Century Americana. You’ll hear country blues, jug band music, ragtime, stride piano styles, old-time mountain music, barrelhouse blues, speakeasy and New Orleans classics on the stereo, and a live act that specializes in any of these playing two sets, one at 8.30 pm and one at 9.30 pm. Tonight we have Ben Somers & guests. Ben is a member of acclaimed British bluegrass act The Absentees, and has played with everyone from Dr John to Bruce Molsky. It could be bluegrass, it could be country honky-tonk, it could be New Orleans classics, it all depends who he brings down with him. It’s guaranteed to be great whichever way it goes!

Music from 8.30 pm

2015-04-12T18:00:00+00:00
Sunday
12

Ma Polaine’s Great Decline play a highly potent mix of rhythm and blues and country soul with flavours of gypsy jazz, vaudeville and music hall, all performed with a focused intensity. Taking inspiration from the 1940′s jazz of Billie Holiday, the delta blues of Howlin’ Wolf and the genre sidestepping of Tom Waits, their music moves from foot tapping abandon to subtle intensity. Beth Packer’s superbly soulful voice, mean blues harp and Clinton Hough’s virtuoso guitar are supported by a superbly tight rhythm section, intertwining horns, piano and accordion to produce a truly exciting roots sound.

Sugar Magnolia is a collaboration between husband and wife duo Jack Day and Bryony Afferson. Bryony Afferson is part of highly acclaimed alt-folk trio Troubadour Rose, favourites of the New Roots Sessions- their most recent release,Tell Me, from September 2014, attracted rave reviews from The Guardian and the Daily Express amongst others. Jack Day’s The First Ten, released in January 2014, also garnered top reviews across the music press, and was named Best Roots Album in Q Magazine. Combining mandolin and fingerpicked guitar with Afferson’s high lonesome vocal and Day’s gravel soaked tones, the quality in their songwriting shines like a beacon.

Signed to Wild Sound Recordings, Harry Harris has a reputation as one of the UK’s most original and formidable singer/songwriters. A ruthless guitar player with a voice that moves from the explosive to the intimate, his influences range from Warren Zevon and The Hold Steady to Scottish folk singer Karine Polwart.

“A storyteller acclaimed for his live performances” – Resonance FM

Our Sundays are becoming increasingly busy, so we’re now offering the chance to book a seat. Booking times available for this Sunday are 6.30 pm pm til 7.00 pm, we’ll happily hold a seat in your name between these times (we can’t hold you a full table unless the numbers correspond, as all seats must be filled). If you’re interested in booking for this Sunday programme send an email to gladreservations@yahoo.co.uk before midday on Sat 11th April with all relevant names attached and we’ll respond to you to confirm.

2015-04-11T19:00:00+00:00
Saturday
11

Smugglers Records recording artists the Hellfire Orchestra blend the punk rock meets folk of the Pogues with the London lyrical delivery of The King Blues and the anything goes attitude of Joe Strummer and the Mescalaroes to create a fantastically energetic sound. They’re becoming regulars here at The Glad, an ideal Saturday night band.

Born and raised in Liverpool Eoin Quiery’s songwriting fuses the melodic sensibilities of his hometown with the poetry and storytelling if his Irish ancestry. Channeling the folk tradition through modern electronica, country and post-rock Burning Wheel comfortably blend such disparate influences as Primal Scream and the Pogues to produce a highly original and excitingly edgy rock’n’roll show.

Musical cohorts of cult UK artists The Earlies, Anglo-American alt-folk band Blind Atlas recently released their debut album ‘Kodiak Bear’ to critical acclaim: ‘country blues grooving to a Burritos beat, hints of Exile on Main Street, Calexico and Frontier Ruckus’ – Classic Rock Magazine. They combine great musicianship with sweet harmonies and a set full of heavyweight songs that reference the last forty years of classic Americana, from Neil Young and the Burrito Brothers all the way up to Band of Horses, The National, The Felice Brothers and Ryan Adams.

Music from 8.00 pm

2015-04-08T19:30:00+00:00
Wednesday
8

Honkytonk Wednesdays at the Glad are a feast of early Twentieth Century Americana. You’ll hear country blues, jug band music, ragtime, stride piano styles, old-time mountain music, barrelhouse blues, speakeasy and New Orleans classics on the stereo, and a live act that specializes in any of these playing two sets, one at 8.30 pm and one at 9.30 pm. Tonight we have Django Reinhardt inspired 20′s and 30′s gypsy jazz and swing from clarinet, double bass and guitar trio Swingatto.

2015-04-06T19:00:00+00:00
Monday
6

The Glad’s monthly trad Irish & Roots round table session. Curated by Irish trio Glenn Comiskey, Catherine Doogan and Mary Quinn (folk group Mariah Wade), it’s an evening of traditional Irish, English and American folk songs performed round our big table (with the accompaniment of a few pints..). Guests with a traditional song or instrument from any part of the world are always very welcome.

Music begins at 8.00 pm.

2015-04-01T19:30:00+00:00
Wednesday
1

Weds 1st April: Honkytonk Wednesdays presents Dakota Jim’s Old-Time Jazz Revue

Honkytonk Wednesdays at the Glad are a feast of early Twentieth Century Americana. You’ll hear country blues, jug band music, ragtime, stride piano styles, old-time mountain music, barrelhouse blues, speakeasy and New Orleans classics on the stereo, and a live act that specializes in any facet of these playing two sets, one at 8.30 pm and one at 9.30 pm. Tonight we have the magnificent Dakota Jim on piano and vocals, and Louisa Jones on vocals and double bass (both from Whiskey Moon Face) playing New Orleans classics, old-time jazz standards, and the smokiest of barrelhouse blues, a real treat, guest musicians on the night.