The Guardian described him as ” Not only impressive but a revelation “.
Sunday 15 April – Forest folk club, Orepool Inn, Chepstow Road, Sling, Coleford, Gloucestershire GL16 8LH www.forestfolkclub.com
Sunday 22 April – the Raven Folk Club 40 years anniversary, Chester. www.ravenfolk.org.uk
Thursday 11 May – Naseby Square Folk Club, The Angel Hotel, Market Harborough, Leics. 07736 361351 or MH Music for tickets
Sunday 27 May – Chippenham Folk Festival, “Here at the Fair” – a folk musical with Granny’s Attic, Alice Jones, Geoff Lakeman, Heather Bradford and Mick Ryan. www.chippfolk.co.uk
Wednesday 30 May – Uffculme Village Hall, 5 Bridge Street, Uffculme, Collumpton, Devon EX15 3AX. Contact for tickets email@example.com 01884 840192
Friday 8 June – Chesterfield Folk Club. Double bill with Vicki Clayton, Chesterfield Library Theatre, New Beetwell St, S40 1QN www.chesterfieldfolkclub.org
Saturday 16 June – FAB Festival, Middlewich, Cheshire. Pete Morton’s showcase , The White Bear (1pm-5pm) featuring up and coming artists. If you would like to do a spot please contact Dave Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 20 June – Charrington Triangle Folk Club, The Gladstone, Loscoe Road, Nottingham carringtontriangle.org.uk
Tuesday 3 July – Hoy at Anchor folk club, Royal British Legion, 7/9 Northview Drive, Westcliff on Sea, SS0 9NG www.ridgeweb.co.uk
Wednesday 4 July – Spalding Folk Club, South Holland Centre, Market Place, Spalding PE11 1SS www.spaldingfolkclub.co.uk
Thursday 19 July – Black Swan Folk Club, Peasholme Green, York. www.blackswanfolkclub.org.uk
Saturday 21 July – Fontwell Park Festival, Fontwell Park racecourse, Arundel, W.Sussex, BN18 0SX more details to follow. www.fontwellpark.co.uk
Sunday 22 July – Festival at the Edge, Alderford Lake, Tilstock Road, Whitchurch, SY13 3JQ www.festivalattheedge.org
Saturday 4 August – Dranouter Folk Festival, Belgium. De Voute Stage. www.festivaldranouter.be
Wednesday 22-Friday 24 August – Whitby Folk Week www.whibyfolk.co.uk
Saturday 22 September – Folk Upstairs at the Drill, Lincoln Drill Hall. www.lincolnfolk.com
Thursday 4 October – Bowes Park Folk Club, Mums Bistro, Myddleton Road, London N22 8NG email@example.com
Friday 5 October – Tenterden Folk Festival, Kent. www.tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk
Saturday 6 October – Tenterden Folk Festival. “Here At The Fair” – a folk musical by Mick Ryan, featuring Granny’s Attic, Alice Jones, Geoff Lakeman, Heather Bradford and Mick Ryan www.tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk
Thursday 11 October – House Concert, Derby. firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 13 October – Halesworth Arts Festival, Suffolk. “Here At The Fair” a Folk Musical by Mick Ryan, featuring Granny’s Attic, Alice Jones, Geoff Lakeman, Heather Bradford and Mick Ryan. www.halesworthartsfestival.org.uk
Saturday 20- Sunday 21 October – Hartlepool Folk Festival. www.hartlepoolfolkfest.co.uk
Sunday 4 November – Phoenix Irish Pub, Lauffen, Germany.
Friday 9 November – Macmillan Charity Folk Concert, Chichester W Sussex.
Saturday 17 November – Building Bridges @ the Studio, Middlesborough Little Theatre. email@example.com
Tuesday 20 November – Amberley Acoustic , George And Dragon, Houghton, W Sussex.
Saturday 24 November – Henblas, Germany.
MAGICAL CHRISTMAS TREE with Chris Parkinson and Emily Sanders.
Wednesday 12 December – Cottingham ‘Live’, Cottingham, East Yorkshire.
Thursday 13 December – The Clarendon, Wolverhampton.
Friday 14 December – Cambridge Folk Club, The Golden Hind, Cambridge.
Saturday 15 December – Groby Village Hall, Leicestershire.
(October 06, 2015)
Certainly deserving a place among the definitively ‘different’ folk albums of 2014 was ‘The Frappin and Ramblin’ Pete Morton’, which wrapped sarcasm and savage observation within Morton’s singular ‘folk rap’ style to deliver something compelling. Well I’m pleased to tell you that his new album ‘The Land of
Time’ has lost none of the cutting edge, perhaps softened the approach a touch but everything you expect from the idiosyncratic Pete Morton is there in spades. A distinct and thought-provoking view of the world, the ability to produce that lyrical edge that cuts like a knife and inspired originality.
The lead in track is familiar ground to Morton fans, ‘The Herefordshire Pilgrim’ offers a view on the pilgrim’s travels, as the following London ballad, ‘Bloomsbury Boy’ overflows with emotion, while the ‘frap’ returns through the hook laden, piercingly observant and agonisingly accurate ‘Poverty Frap’ with its time-spanning look at the lives of sweat-shop workers. Morton reveals sorrow coupled with inspired hope, love and memory through the deliberations, honesty and revelations of two biographical tales … his grandfather in ‘One Hundred Years Ago’ and a dedication to his son in the title track ‘The Land Of Time’ – both formidable songs that move the soul. One more time the driving ‘frap’ returns through the rabid narrative of ‘Old Boston Town’ before he closes with ‘Oh What Little Lives We Lead’ and more razor sharp observations.
‘The Land of Time’ is intensely absorbing and thought provoking. Its sincerity is touchable. Its candour at times disconcerting. It is also another classic example of Pete Morton’s talent.
Find Pete Morton and ‘The Land of Time’ here: www.petemorton.com
Review: Tim Carroll