CONTACT & INFO
ORGANISATION & BOOKINGS
Mob: 07759 216147
SOUND & TECH
Mob: 07933 509383
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LOCAL MUSIC LINKS
Beginning operations in 2009, Adam & Mark of AMGIGS have built up an enviable reputation for organising big name folk concerts at theatre venues in the Market Harborough area of South Leicestershire.
THE GREAT KNIGHT FOLK CLUB
The Great Knight has been running for over 20 years and meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at The Old White Hart, Far Cotton, Northampton, NN4 8BS. Great Knight features a wide range of folk acts from big names to emerging new or local talent, and has an excellent reputation. Floor singers are always welcome.
RAUNDS MUSIC FESTIVAL
One of Northamptonshire’s finest folk roots festivals, Raunds always has impressive and interesting array of premier league headline acts, plus dancing, workshops, ceilidh, and more. Held on the 1st week-end in May.
Promoter Michael Pipe organises regular acoustic roots concerts at The Ent Shed, one of Bedford’s finest and intimate venues. Featuring top national and international folk, blues and Americana artists, these concerts are regularly sold out. House concerts are also a speciality.
Kettering based roots musician Stevie Jones and his team host a whole range of open mics, acoustic showcases, and other events in the Northants area.
INFO FOR MUSICIANS
This information is intended for acts interested in playing at the venues or events organised by Kontra Roots. Contact Kev Buxton and include relevant web links, or let us know if you’d prefer to send a demo CD and we’ll give you a postal address.
KONTRA ROOTS CLUB
We recommend you read the information about the club at the bottom of the Kontra Roots Club page. Kontra is widely regarded as one of the finest acoustic roots showcases in the UK, has a fantastic reputation, and consequently the standard is extremely high. Despite the fact that the club is non-profit making and we pay no artist fees (just expenses towards petrol) we attract the best, as performers are assured a good, knowledgeable, listening audience (averaging between 35-40), top class sound, and a wonderful atmosphere. Even we have an occasional quiet night of course, but these are comparatively rare. I’m afraid our shoestring budget means that we can’t offer complimentary food and drink, but if you’re travelling from afar and require overnight accommodation this can usually be arranged if you give us notice.
OUR OTHER EVENTS
Acts wishing to perform at our other venues/events should be aware that these are by invitation only.