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Nina Harries wins PRS Women Make Music Funding

Nina Harries press pic_cred Stefy PocketFront Room Songs artist, songwriter and double-bassist Nina Harries, has been awarded funding by PRS Women Make Music to record and produce her debut album.

Nina’s ground-breaking music unapologetically sets to task dismantling pre-conceived wisdoms about the double bass both as a masculine instrument and a basic harmonic tool. Words like virtuosic and innovative are too easily bandied about, but in Nina’s case, her extensive technical and musical ability on the instrument, combined with a powerful emotional connection with an instrument that rarely takes the spotlight, marks her out as an artist to watch.

Using her original compositions and drawing on the influences of Bjork, Mogwai, Gyorgy Ligeti, Andrew Bird, Joanna Newsom, Nina will create a groundbreaking work that emphasises the double bass alongside other instruments and electronics to enrich and develop the texture of the music itself.

She will work with producer Peter Miles, (Lionhead, We Are The Ocean, Dry The River), using the unlimited potential of the studio to fully explore the recording potential of her material and the double bass itself.

Funding will allow her to develop the music in a studio setting, where she will have the chance to work with an experienced producer and professional musicians, pushing Nina and her music beyond the one-woman performer style that the current live show consists of.

The world of the double bass and classical music inherits an ancient stigma against women. This album will challenge that bias, pushing the boundaries of the instrument and allowing Nina to claim her rightful place in the world of the double bass and as a contemporary artist.

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English Folk Expo 2017

Front Room Songs will be at English Folk Expo from 19th-21st October. We’ll be presenting five acts from our roster (Nina Harries, Young Waters, Mikey Kenney, The Nightjar and Silken Same. Four of our acts will be showcasing at Manchester Folk Festival over the course of the Expo.

We will also be representing acts from The Local’s roster, including This Is How We Fly, RM Hubbert and Jack Cheshire.

Showcase times as follows:

7.00pm – Nina Harries (supporting John Smith) – Gorilla (tickets)

7.50pm – The Nightjar (supporting Afro Celt Sound System) – Ritz (tickets)
12.00am – Mikey Kenny – late night bar (delegates only)

2.05pm – Young Waters (supporting Kathryn Tickell) – Theatre 1, Home (tickets)

If you are attending English Folk Expo as a delegate, you can find us on Stand 29 on Saturday 21st October.

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Mikey Kenney and Silken Same join Front Room Songs Roster

Two exciting new artists join the Front Room Songs roster this month.

I68B9723Mikey Kenney, majestic singer, poetic songwriter and traditional fiddle player and multi-instrumentalist who could’ve been born any time in the past 500 years. A veritable magician of such substantive law, Kenney’s music is a subtly powerful homage to the earth and hearts of humankind, and it succeeds from the bawdy level of spit and sawdust barroom sing-alongs to the lofty heights of the soul set free. Once heard, never forgotten. With two acclaimed albums already under his belt, he is one of the most noteworthy artists to emerge on the UK folk scene.

Mikey will be touring the UK in Spring 2018 and recording a new album for release later in the year. He will showcase at the English Folk Expo on Friday 20th October 2017.

‘As adventurous as it is accessible … a splendidly idiosyncratic record from a original talent5/5 fRoots

SilkenSame 2The Silken Same are Galway duo Mossy Nolan Colm McGowan. With rip-roaring and delicately played compositions taking inspiration from all over Europe, they artfully combine the bygone and the new, creating a sound that is wholly their own. Having supported a formidable roll call of artists in their native Ireland (This is the Kit, LAU, Luka Bloom, Seamus Fogarty) they are preparing to make their UK debut in 2018 with a UK tour in May and June.

‘If we’re talking about being firmly rooted between the traditional and the modern, then no-one embodies that more perfectly …. sparkles with vigour’ Nialler9


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FRS teams with Woodburner for summer season of music at Flat Iron Square

9A7A8846Front Room Songs has teamed up with legendary East London music promoter Woodburner for a blistering summer season of live music at London’s hottest new destination, Flat Iron Square.

Woodburner promotes groundbreaking live music events in alternative spaces, with alumni including Nick Mulvey, Johnny Flynn, Cosmo Sheldrake and The Turbans.

The free entry night takes place in the garden at Flat Iron Square every Wednesday throughout the summer. Line up includes luminaries of the world and folk scene Jally Kebba Susso, The Turbans and The Langan Band among others. Expect full on festival vibes.

Full details and line up here here

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Front Room Songs returns to Wilderness Festival

Front Room Songs is back at Wilderness Festival for a third year, providing music and good vibes in the Travelling Folk Barn alongside Woodburner, Two for Joy and The Local.

Headlining on the Thursday night is The Breath, the new project from former Cinematic Orchestra’s  Stuart McCallum and Irish singer Rioghnach Connolly (Afro Celt Sound System and Honeyfeet). Also playing is singer songwriter Nina Harries and her double bass Nancy; The Relatives (turning everyday London life into folk legend); Anglo-American folk quartet Assembly Lane and Oliver Hoare and the Late Great.

Wilderness Festival runs from Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th August 2017. Full line up and details at

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Front Rooms Songs Acts to Play English Folk Expo

English Folk ExpoThree artists from the Front Room Songs roster have been selected to showcase at this year’s Manchester Folk Festival, which runs in tandem with the English Folk Expo.

Nina Harries, The Nightjar and Young Waters will all play over the course of the conference and festival, which takes place between the 19th and 22nd October in Manchester.

English Folk Expo is a platform for the world’s music industry to experience the wealth of English folk music talent, showcasing a new generation of young, daring and skilled artists alongside iconic artists, some of whom first took to the stage in the original folk revival of the 1960s,

Manchester Folk Festival is an urban folk festival that puts a spotlight on English folk, in all its guises. With its roots firmly in the traditions of the past, it has its has its eyes on the future. The festival line up includes some of the biggest names in the industry alongside the stars of the future. Performances will take place across the stages of HOME and nearby venues, including Bridgewater Hall, Gorilla, The Ritz.

Details of performance for Nina Harries, The Nightjar and Young Waters to follow.


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St Patrick or the Pagans? A Front Room Songs collaboration with Two for Joy and Dila V Productions

St Patrick or the Pagans? An interactive comedic banquet exploring Ireland’s pagan roots and the true story of St Patrick with live music from Honeyfeet.

st-patrick-or-pagans_flyer_fbEschewing latter-day St Patrick’s Day clichés, this night offers revelers a radical alternative to shamrocks, green hats and Guinness. Guests will be invited to take a journey of exploration through Ireland’s pagan roots and the true story of St Patrick in an evening of immersive performance, feasting and live music, all in the stunning setting of Hackney Round Chapel.

Whose side will they take? The pagans and the witches? Or will they give St Patrick the chance to prove his divine powers and banish the snakes forever?

And will they dine in heaven, hell or in purgatory? Or maybe even join St Patrick at his holy table.

An explosive night of performance, comedic storytelling and music, combined with an Irish themed menu designed and prepared by Masterchef quarter-finalist Ingrid Wakeling.

Performances will include musicians from the recent Union Chapel Burns Night sell-out smash ‘Band of Burns’, Honeyfeet, along with actors from Glastonbury’s biggest secret, the Piano bar.

The banquet will be followed by a hoe-down-in-an-Irish-town party with live music from the legendary Honeyfeet.

Friday 17th March, Hackney Round Chapel, London. Tickets available from Design My Night