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Saturday 14th September
Dougie MacLean
8pm (doors 7pm) £25. The Guildhall, Street An Pol, St Ives
Scotland’s finest singer-songwriter – internationally renowned for his song ‘Caledonia’, music for ‘Last of the Mohicans’ and inspired performances. He has received two prestigious Tartan Clef Awards, a place in the Scottish Music Hall of Fame, a Lifetime Achievement Award from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and an OBE! “a musical hero” (Wall Street Journal). Unreserved seating.

Wednesday 18th September
Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys
8pm (doors 7pm) £22. The Guildhall, Street An Pol, St Ives
The meteoric rise of Sam Kelly & the Lost Boys is quite astonishing. Playing their first ever show as a band in May 2016, in just two years they have risen from fringe stages and beer gardens to barnstorming headline sets at festivals all over the UK and Europe. “Amazing, thrilling music.” (Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 & 4). Unreserved seating.

Wednesday 18th September
The 2 Buskerteers
6.30 pm, £10 adv / £12 on the door. Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West
Multi-talented musician Wild Willy Barrett and cellist and song-writer Mary Holland explore new ideas, inspired by like-minded musicians and poets. Expect something out of the ordinary. Hint: there will be carpentry and egg-necking!! This special performance will feature guitar, fiddle, banjo and balalaika, alongside Mary’s mellow cello, keyboards and percussion.

Friday 20th September
Dervish
8pm (doors 7pm) £22. The Guildhall, Street An Pol, St Ives
Described by the BBC as “an icon of Irish music”, Dervish are long-established as one of the biggest names in Irish music internationally. Their live performances match dazzling sets of tunes with stunning interpretations of traditional songs. “Dervish are simply brilliant … they carry Irish history with them.” (The Guardian). Unreserved seating.

Saturday 21st September
Otway and Barrett
8pm, £18 adv / £20 on the door, St Ives Theatre, Lower Stennack, TR26 1QG
After more than 40 years, the amazing and irreverent performances of these two master entertainers are still hilarious to watch. Be prepared for everything from bare-chested theremin playing to wah wah wheelie bin as the duo jump from one hit and 40 near misses to another.

Sunday 22nd September
The Sandy Acre 7
8pm (doors 7pm) £10. The Guildhall, Street An Pol, St Ives
An entertaining 6-piece band who will have your toes tapping from their first number to the last. Filling the dance floor; engaging all ages and tastes; from soul, blues and swing to ska, reggae and dance, from 1950s R&B to modern anthems and classics. Fine musicians and some fancy footwork. Sponsored by St Ives Football Club. Standing.

Sunday 22nd September
Tir Ha Tavas
3pm (doors 2.30pm) £6.50. St Ives Guildhall Council Chamber, Street An Pol, St Ives
Tir ha Tavas (Delia & Dave Brotherton) with Merv Davey. Let us take you on a relaxing musical journey through Cornwall past and present. Cornish bards Delia, Dave and Merv present a programme of mostly self-penned songs and tunes to touch the heart and soul – what’s not to like?

Monday 23rd September
Kit Hawes & Arron Catlow
8pm (doors 7pm) £12. The Guildhall, Street An Pol, St Ives
Best known as the virtuoso guitar and fiddle players from the band Sheelanagig, Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow draw on their many influences to create unique arrangements of traditional music, as well as their own compositions. The live show is a musical journey through Europe, America and beyond, combining dazzling playing with a fine sense of musicality and showmanship. Seating will be arranged ‘in the round’, to create an intimate performance space. Unreserved seating.

Wednesday 25th September
Katie Kirk & Rick Williams
8pm (doors 7pm) £12. The Guildhall, Street An Pol, St Ives
Katie Kirk and Rick Williams, based in West Cornwall, combine a love of early music with an ear for timeless quality behind contemporary songs. They recapture the feel of folk clubs of old. Paring their narratives of life, loss and landscape back to the essentials, Rick and Katie’s performances have compelling warmth and authenticity. Seating will be arranged ‘in the round’, to create an intimate performance space. “Pure love of music shines through in Rick’s delicate, understated guitar accompaniments. And Kate’s singing is bewitching.” (Geoff Lakeman). Unreserved seating.

Wednesday 25th September
ARKangel
7.30pm £9. St Ives Society of Artists, Mariners Gallery, Norway Square
Arid Isolated Passionate Proud. Encounter the strange and sensual world of Andalusia … Love, Death, the Orient, Habanera, Tango. Violin/Guitar/Voice. Premièred at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall as the scene setter for Paco Peña’s ‘Requiem Flamenco’. ‘Power and Passion’. http://www.arkangel.uk.com

Friday 27th September
Geoff Lakeman
8pm (doors 7pm) £12. The Guildhall, Street An Pol, St Ives
Following the release of his 2017 debut solo album, “After All These Years”- at the age of 69 – Geoff has firmly established himself as a performer on the folk and acoustic circuit. Born in Cornwall, Geoff has been acclaimed for his “masterful” playing of the rare Crane duet concertina, his “rich, melodic voice” and “relaxed, amusing stage presence.” Seating will be arranged ‘in the round’, to create an intimate performance space. Unreserved seating.

Saturday 28th September
Show of Hands
8pm (doors 7pm) £27. The Guildhall, Street An Pol, St Ives
Show of Hands with special guests ‘The Lost Sound – Dartmoor Folk Choir’. The Show of Hands success story tells a vivid account of more than two decades of international touring, 25 album releases, two Honorary Doctorates, three BBC Folk Awards, and four Royal Albert Hall sell-outs. A sorcerous combination, Steve Knightley and Phil Beer blend captivating songwriting with flawless musicianship and a ceaselessly innovative approach to remain steadfastly at the top of their game. Unreserved seating.