Don’t miss this - it’s at Forest Folk Folk Club, North Boarhunt, Hampshire. John Doyle, John McCusker and Mike McGoldrick first crossed paths as teenagers. All three musicians have gone on to global acclaim: John Doyle (Dublin – vocals, guitar, bouzouki, mandola) is an Irish music linchpin and a founder member of Solas, who has worked with Joan Baez, Linda Thompson and Mary Chapin Carpenter. BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner John McCusker (Glasgow – fiddle, whistles, harmonium) has played with The Battlefield Band, Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan, and recorded with Paul Weller. Mike McGoldrick (Manchester – flute, whistles, Uileann pipes, bodhran, clarinet, congas) is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner, founding member of Lúnasa, and current member of Capercaillie, who has worked with Mark Knopfler, Eddi Reader, and John Cale. Dom Prag, in support, is an up and coming young singer songwriter from Southampton who has just released his debut album Young Man on a Ferry.
There'll be an Irish flavour to Dom's performance, in honour of St Patrick's Day, as he includes some lovely Irish traditional songs in the set, accompanied, of course, with his characteristic complex fingerstyle guitar playing. So make your way to the wonderful Readifolk folk club at Community Hall, Watlington House, 44 Watlington Street, Reading RG1 4RJ | 8.00 pm - 10.30 pm | Tickets £6.00
West Street Loft, Shoreham by Sea. Beautiful venue, fabulous music from Rik van den Bosch with support from Dom Prag. Rik writes, sings, and plays his own songs on his acoustic guitar, drawing from a wide influence of styles: original folk and blues sounds from way back, sixties’ rock ’n’ roll grooves, and up-to-the-minute pure rock rhythms - with a bit of gypsy and Spanish influence thrown in for good measure. Rik is a one-man-band, armed with a variety of tools to create a full and interesting sound, from his slide and harmonica to his incredible vocal range. He is a storyteller, both in and between the songs in his set. This will be a welcome 2nd appearance at West Street Loft for Dom, also. He released his debut album just before Christmas and is continuing to garner plaudits at folk clubs up and down the country.
Since being named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Sam Carter has been stirring audiences from Camden to Canada, via an attention grabbing appearance on Later… with Jools Holland and a dreams-really-do-come-true performance in a specially assembled band to back Richard Thompson at Shrewsbury Folk Festival. Described as ‘the finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation’ by Jon Boden (Remnant Kings, ex-Bellowhead), Sam has toured the world, equally happy to perform intimate solo shows on acoustic guitar, on electric with a full band, or to collaborate with other artists. Recent collaborations have included Sweet Liberties; an EFDSS and Folk By The Oak, joint-funded project which saw Sam, Nancy Kerr, Maz O’Connor and Martyn Joseph delving into the archives of Parliament in search of inspiration for songs about the pursuit and development of democracy. Sweet Liberties toured major UK venues, spawned an album of the same name and featured on BBC Radio 3’s World On 3 in late. Support comes in the shape of Dom Prag, an up and coming singer-songwriter from Southampton who has just released his debut album, Young Man on a Ferry.
Dom will be playing his distinctive arrangements of songs from the traditional repertoire as well as covers and his own compositons. These will include tracks from his debut album, Young Man on a Ferry, which has been chosen as album of the month by Richard Harris on the award winning Richard Harris Folk and Blues Show and you can here tracks from the album every week on that show.
Folk legend, Phil Beer is one half of folk supergroup Show Of Hands and is in much demand as a multi-instrumentalist and producer and has been described by the Guardian as 'where Steve Earle and Richard Thompson collide'. Support comes from young up and coming singer songwriter Dom Prag.
Dom appeared at The Black Swan in June 2018, so if you enjoyed his playing you now have an opportunity to hear a full set. Expect intricate rumbustious guitar playing, tuneful singing and a range of songs, from his own self penned tales to traditional songs from around the world and sometimes surprising arrangements of well-known folk classics from the likes of Richard Thompson, Leonard Cohen and Eric Bogle.
’What a voice! Together with his brilliant guitar playing he is the real deal - only a matter of time before Dom Prag is a true Folk Star. Catch him whist you can. ‘ (Charles Gale, organiser, Forest Folk Club)
Be sure to find your way to the stunning location of The White Hart folk club and f you’ve never heard him play before, now is the time to discover this talented up and coming singer-songwriter.
‘Dom has played our club twice and each time we were blown away by his songs, musicianship and voice; he is a breath of fresh air. His well-written and thought provoking songs grab your attention. This guy is the real deal and currently building a significant reputation on the folk and acoustic music scene.’ (Tony Batten Milverton Music)
Dom’s unique blend of energetic guitar playing, rousing songs and compelling voice will be familiar to some, so if you saw him at The Anchor last time he played, never fear, you will get all that. However, as it is so close to Burn’s Night, there willl be an additional Scottish flavour in honour of the occasion.
Dom is the featured performer at Selsey Folk Club on 16 January, so come along and enjoy virtuoso guitar playing along with beautifully sung folk songs. Dom’s repertoire is a mix of traditional folk songs, more recent classics by the likes of Richard Thompson, Sandy Denny, Paul Davenport and Leonard Cohen; and his own original compositions. He also has a nifty way with setting poems to music.
Dom has performed twice before at Milford folk club, each time getting an enthusiastic response for his extraordinary guitar playing, unique arrangements and compelling voice. This time he is in the guest spot.
"Talitha, was a rather deep and unusual comment on counselling with an interesting and unusual guitar accompaniment. The arrangement of the second was in more familiar territory, making more than a slight nod to Patsy Cline. It even contained the words ‘walking after midnight’. If I were still organising festivals I would have booked him” (Hugh Taylor, Fatea) “We have seen the future of folk music and it is in good hands” (Steve West, Organiser, Lymington Folk and Blues)
After being the support act for Chris Cleverley earlier this year at Winchester, and having supported The Rubber Wellies and Kadia in previous years, Dom Prag returns to The Hyde Tavern as the main attraction. Dom will be singing of rebellion, betrayal, death by shooting, love, sorrow and Christmas - classic folk mix. If you haven't heard him before, now is the time to come and experience his unique combination of rampant guitar skills and tuneful voice as he displays his customary and dazzling fusion of classical and folk/blues techniques on a Spanish guitar. "Watch out for Dom, his star is definitely on the rise." (Julie Matthews, While & Matthews/Daphne’s Flight). "What a voice! Together with his brilliant guitar playing he is the real deal - only a matter of time before Dom Prag is a true Folk Star. Catch him whilst you can." (Charles Gale, organiser, Forest Folk Club, North Boarhunt). "Dom Prag takes the place by storm with his energy, wonderful singing and beautiful Spanish guitar playing - he's a seriously talented young folk singer on the way to great things." (Mike Peach, Organiser, The Anchor Folk Club)
Venue 504 at 504 Ridgway Rd, Brixton, London
Come and hear Dom Prag at this Springboard event at 504, a new venue in Brixton. Springboard is for performers of all kinds to share their work, experiment and try out new ideas in front of a friendly and supportive crowd, and for audience members to enjoy a night of fantastic performance - all whilst supporting neurodiversity in the arts.
The Sun, 1, Chertsey Rd, Windlesham, Surrey GU20 6EN.
Don't miss Dom Prag at Bracknell Folk Club. He'll be playing his usual mix of traditional and original material plus a few covers.
‘We were lucky enough to have Dom open up a show for Chris and I and were both really impressed with him. Great playing, singing and writing and a lovely stage presence. Watch out for Dom, his star is definitely on the rise’ Julie Matthews (While and Matthews)
Get your tickets for the Purbeck Valley Folk Festival where Dom is one of six new up and coming acts who have won the opportunity to perform in the Purbeck Rising showcase event. Come and show your support and listen to some great young musicians.
Dom Prag brings his mix of exceptional guitar playing and strong lyrics to the Acoustic Stage at the Wickham Festival. He tackles the narratives of folk songs with a true storyteller's flair, capturing your attention. His voice soars into dramatic crescendos or melodically wraps itself around tender tunes in the more lyrical songs of love and loss. He strums a battered old classical guitar picking out extraordinary riffs, using sometimes unheard of tunings to create a sound where the guitar and voice seamlessly combine.
Dom Prag and JC Grimshaw reunite for a gig at Lymington United Reformed Church where they will revisit the 'Ferry Tales' Arts Council England project. Join them for an evening of songs all about the ferries to the Isle of Wight: songs written by JC and Dom combine with poems - written by Lymington locals in workshops at The Coates Centre, which Dom ran with local poet Robyn Bolam back in 2016 - set to music.