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Sam Lee and Friends

"Sam Lee and Friends. Gilcrux Village Hall, Cumbria."

CLICK ON THE PIC. FOR ALL THE INFO. + TICKETS. Sam Lee and Friends launch a new EP ‘More For To Rise’ this May and they’re on tour. Sam Lee released his debut album “Ground Of Its Own’ in June 2012. It was nominated for the Mercury Prize and won the FRoots album of the year. He was also nominated for 3 BBC R2 Folk awards.

St Patrick’s Day

"St Patricks Day The Bush Inn Cockermouth. Image: bangyourdrum.org"

A lovely evening at The Bush Inn, Cockermouth, on St Patrick’s Day. Some of our friends had organised a musical session “in keeping with the shamrock spirit of the evening.” There were, as always, some very fine musicians taking part. We took the camera along of course, and hope you enjoy this collection of informal, intimate portraits to give you a flavour of the evening.

Whisky and Coke

"Whisky and Coke. Music from India. Bang Your Drum Cumbria."

Here’s something that struck me today, resulting in this short post. Two major music shows in India are sponsored by drinks companies. Coke and Dewars whisky. By way of complete contrast I’ve added a third film, from a shed in Somerset – sponsored by no one!

Acoustic Folk and Roots

"Acoustic Folk and Roots UK. Best of."

Predominantly UK-based. Information and links to the best of acoustic, folk and roots music news on the web, including blogs, films, images, podcasts and radio shows, reviews and venues. Delve in.

Furrow Collective

"Furrow Collective. Bang Your Drum presents Furrow Collective live in Cumbria Friday 21 February 2014"

Thank you to everyone for coming – it felt so good to see such a great turnout on a cold February evening.