Programming

Since 2006 I have been involved in and have experience of programming a wide range of venues and festivals, either as the in house programmer or as a consultant programmer.


Over the past 10 years or so, I have programmed many hundreds of shows, and some of the venues I have worked with include

The Hive
2008 - 2013, and from Autumn 2016 to date

 

Arts Centre in Shrewsbury, 1 room, 105 capacity


Previously programmed and promoted over 60 shows between 2008 and 2013 under the banner of Shrewsbury Folk Festival's year long activities.
Artists included Crooked Still, Chris Wood, Richard Shindell, Heidi Talbot, Bella Hardy.

 

Autumn 2016 onwards, I am programming for the venue and their new folk concert series starting in October 2016 we present at least 10 shows per year.

 

Shrewsbury Folk Festival
Major UK Folk Festival
2006 - 2013

 

Large scale folk festival taking place of 4 days in Shrewsbury. Many concert spaces including venues of 3000+, and a varied programme of concerts, workshops, dance and family activities.

Part of the team responsible for programming the whole event.

Involved in programming well over 500 artists including Richard Thompson, The Duhks, Afro Celt Sound System, Bellowhead, Billy Bragg, The Wailin' Jennys and more

Cecil Sharp House
January 2012 - November 2017

Historic venue in Camden, London. 
3 concert spaces (420, 120 and 60 capacity).

over 130 shows including Carolina Chocolate Drops, Kate Rusby, The Full English, Show of Hands, The Unthanks, The Duhks, The Stray Birds.

Including a number of multi-artist bill shows including themed shows, and artists performing unique shows including albums performed track by track.

 

UK Room @ Folk Alliance
Major International Showcase Event
UK Horizons Room 2013 - present

 

From 2013 UK artists have had a dedicated room at the annual International Folk Alliance conference that offers all the UK artists a home room to perform in.

Working in partnership with British Underground, EFDSS and trac, I programme around 40 showcases over 4 days in the UK room, and work with other international partners to source other showcase opportunites across the event.

Artists include Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker, The Young 'Uns, Leveret, Lady Maisery and more

Other Programming

Over the years I have worked with many organisations and helped with programming in both an official and unofficial capacity, including

Doncaster Square Roots Festival - one day festival of roots music, outdoor event, 4000 capacity

Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Runnymede 15th June 2015 - folk programming
National Trust London - William Morris' Red House & Sutton House, Hackney. Programming and production

Wiltshire Music Centre - a number of 'Side Door' shows from Oct 2017 - Nov 2018
Wilderness Festival - elements of The Folk Barn (2013, 14, 15 & 16)
The National Portrait Gallery - various artists including in 2016 artists selected to respond to particluar exhibitions
Birmingham Town Hall (2016) Future Folk from their Imagined Isle festival
English Folk Expo (2014, 15 & 16) showcasing artists for the private delegates' trip