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Folk Gathering - James Turner

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We’re excited to welcome back James J Turner to headline August’s Folk Gathering.

James has a unique live solo style and is one of the most potent artists to emerge from the Acoustic music scene in recent years. His powerful voice and dextrous guitar playing provide the backbone to his passionate, carefully crafted songs.

His 2012 album ‘How Could We Be Wrong?’ stormed the folk and acoustic scene, receiving incredible critical acclaim across the UK and Europe from mainstream media including being called "groundbreaking" and the “best folk-rock album of the year”. This helped him gain thousands of fans plus lots of UK and European radio play (mainstream and regional BBC stations, including BBC Scotland & BBC Wales plus specialist folk and acoustic shows), live BBC and specialist Folk radio sessions and key live gigs including performances at the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD) Summer and Winter Gatherings in Glastonbury Town Hall, and at Witchfest, Fairfield Halls, Croydon (the biggest Pagan festival in the world), plus the main stage at the inaugural Folk on the Dock Festival in his home town of Liverpool in August 2016.

In Summer 2016 James released his third solo album Spirit, Soul & a Handful of Mud to more fantastic reviews. Publications from the mainstream Acoustic Magazine (who also interviewed James) to the biggest Pagan journal in the UK Pagan Dawn have praised this “consistently outstanding”, “wonderful” and “cracking” record which “exceeds already high expectations many times over”.

Support on the night comes from wonderful folk singer-songwriters, ‘Steve Higgins & Gerry Kennedy’, and ‘Hoonose’. Expect rich vocal tones, and catchy acoustic guitar tunes from these local storytellers.

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