Our last show of the year

November 11th is our last show of the year, so do come to witness 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominees, Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts. If you do facebook, you can visit our event page here. They're fresh from the release of their second album, Up From The Deep, and I'm dying to witness their Anglo-American stylings in the flesh. I interviewed Katriona earlier this year for a piece in fRoots and she's a lovely lass, to boot!

In support will be The Daydream Club who are on a nationwide tour promoting their debut album which hits the shops tomorrow (Nov 1st).

And because the floor spots trial (sounds clinical, doesn't it?!) was such a success last time, we'd love you to share a song or two with us again this time! Interested? Email infoATforfolkssakeDOTorgDOTuk

7.30pm doors at the usual spot, upstairs in kro opposite the University of Manchester (not the glass one further down the road). As ever, it's an eye-wateringly-good £5 on the door (or three English pounds if you're a student or unemployed)

See you there!

Our second birthday party

We had an amazing time. After the clog dancing, the singing, the playing, the sharing, all that was left was a pile of crumbs and a lovely warm feeling. It seems that those great folks down at Manchester Music thought the same...

Manchester Literature Festival event

I only managed to get to one event this year, but I was mightily glad it was a Comma Press event. They're fab. Anyway, my guest blog post can be found here

Emma Sweeney on Mike Harding

I'm delighted that a tune from Emma's debut EP, The Other Crossing, was played on Mike Harding's show last night. Let's hope it's just the beginning of well-deserved interest in Emma's playing. I've been working with her to publicise the EP and, in exchange, she's teaching me Irish fiddle! The best skill swap I've ever been involved in, I can assure you.

Want to hear more? Get in touch and I can send you a review copy of the EP. Or head on over to Emma's website.

We are two.

Yes, For Folk's Sake has made it to two years old. I'm very proud at this milestone as - to be quite honest - I didn't think my nerves could take it for two whole years. I'm a rather nervous, cautious and oft pessimistic person at the best of times, so running a monthly night and all it entails has been quite a challenge, though the rewards have been massive.

Anyway, please do join us for our birthday celebrations in two days time - Wednesday 20th October, upstairs at Kro bar, doors at 7.30pm. We will be joined by the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominated all-female six piece (phew!) The Shee, who are currently on a nationwide tour to promote their new album, Decadence. And we're promised clog dancing - bring it on!

In support will be We Are Willow, a new project from one half of FFS faves, Butler-Williams.

And a second birthday will also mark a new FFS feature - we're trialling floor spots! Come down at 7.30pm and witness some homegrown talent.

Oh, and did I mention there'll be cake?!

Johnny5thWheel&TheCowards, The Minnikins and A Harp And A Monkey on FFS TV!

If you weren't at KRO Bar, Manchester on October 7th, here's what you missed!

Last part of our Jim Causley session now up!

Hope you've enjoyed the series!

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