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    Lost Horizons Presents

    All Things Considered

    The Heathcote Arms 344 Grove Green Road  Leytonstone E11 4EA

    on 16th November 2012

    Nearest tube Leytonstone - central line - turn left from back entrance of the station and walk for 5 minutes and pub is on the right

    With support from Louie Gilman  Bob Munton and Will O'Donoghue

    Doors 7pm  Live music 8pm til late - Open mic from 11pm

    £3 on the door - Hope to see you there

    16th December 2011 upstairs @ The Sheepwalk Pub Leytonstone E11
    £3 entry - doors 7pm Live music 8 til late
    Open mic after 11.30pm

    Our residents plus Jack Harris

    And Second of the Sixth

    17th December 2011  Martha Tilston @ The Slaughtered Lamb
    34-35 Great Sutton Street EC1 0DX
    Nearest tube Barbican
    Tickets from ticketline or from Paul or Trish £10 or £8 Concessions
    Doors at 7pm Music from 8pm
    Support James O'Hara-Knight and Will O'Donoghue

    8th October @ The Luna Lounge Church Lane Leytonstone E11
    £3 entry - doors 7pm til late
    Open mic after 11.30pm
    Laura Victoria

    Songs of love affairs, tea, shipwrecks and
    imaginary worlds accompanied by cello playing that veers between moving
    melancholy airs, punchy rock riffing and slap bass. "Absolutely unique - a
    brilliantly strange and haunting take on folk music." Bob Fischer, BBC
    Radio Tees.  

    Originally from Northumberland with a strong
    background in traditional folk, Laura moved to London in 2009 and plays live at many venues
    on the pop and folk circuits. She has supported a diverse range of artists
    including The Portico Quartet, Jackie Oates, Bella Hardy, Eileen Rose, Jez
    Lowe, and Bashy!

    Her debut EP ‘Acting Up’ was released 2010 through
    Cherry Red Records. fRoots said “Both quirky and strangely

    Blue Rose Code

    Influential London alternative folk artist Blue Rose Code has shared the stage with many a celebrated writer:  Kris Drever, King Creosote, Lou Rhodes, John Renbourn, Joan As Policewoman and James Yorkston. 

    Songwriter, Ross Wilson, moved from Edinburgh a full eight years ago, drawn to the pace and the hubbub of London.

    Having released an EP 'Rawlnish' on Glasgow indie label Natural Studio Records in 2006, Blue Rose Code signed with London based Ho Hum Records to release limited edition 7" double A side of ‘Whitechapel’ and ‘Love’ in 2009. 

    Following the well received 7" release, a UK tour and a sojourn to Japan, Ross put an end to BRC in 2010. Struggling with the lifestyle on the road and a frustration that BRC were unable to reproduce the vitality and
    visceral appeal of solo performances, Ross stopped writing and playing altogether.

    There followed months of variously working and volunteering with grass roots charities and community activists in East London, and travels to a remote croft on the Isle of Lewis. It was while counting the waves off the tiny island of Lewis in Spring of 2011 and then a handful of shows in NYC that Ross began to write again. 

    And so, Blue Rose Code is back. With crop of new material, expect some new demos, some new members and some new sounds.

    14th October upstairs @ The Sheepwalk Pub
    Leytonstone High Road London E11
    £3 entry - doors at 7pm til late
    Open Mic after 11.30pm

    The Willows

    Rosie Eade

    "Rosie Eade, one of the finest new voices on the
    acoustic scene", Burnham-On-Sea Folk Festival. 

    "Rosie's own songs... played alongside traditional folk ... are infused
    with a sense of urgency. A balance of powerful yearning and personal
    reflection.” Scrumpy 'n' Western.

    Rosie Eade is primarily a solo musician and
    songwriter, playing around the folk/rock/acoustic genre at folk-clubs, pubs and
    festivals all round the country (2010 included Glastonbury's Avalon Cafe, Beautiful
    Days, Rochester Sweeps and Bearded Theory).
    She plays lively and evocative life inspired songs of her own, interspersed
    with carefully chosen traditional songs, all arranged around her love of folk,
    rock and thrashing her old nylon strung guitar. Likened to the voices of Kate
    Bush, Maddy Prior and Grace Slick, yet inspired by The Who as much as Steeleye
    Span, she has supported the likes of Julie Fowlis, Nick Harper, Martin Carthy
    & Dave Swarbrick, Dave Pegg & PJ Wright, and Holly Golightly, to high
    acclaim. 2011/12 sees Rosie touring her debut album "No Fairytale" -
    a concept album bringing together folk myths and fairytales, with a dark twist
    and an absolute wealth of special guests. Rosie has come a long way since being
    complimented by the Irish World for her first performance in the Cambridge Folk
    Festival club tent back in 2002, but the guitar remains and, with or without
    band, people are still surprised how this little "folk-pixie" can
    make music that sounds so much larger.

    16th September upstairs @ The Sheepwalk Pub
    Leytonstone High Road London E11
    £3 entry - doors at 7pm til late
    Open Mic after 11.30pm
    Our residents plus :-
    Jess Morgan – artist biog

    Singer-songwriter Jess Morgan makes
    roots music that is a half-way-house between British Folk music and Americana. Jess is a
    narrative songwriter and aims to pack as much power and intrigue into simple
    melodic stances as possible. The album ‘All Swell’ was released April 2010 on
    Jess's own label, Amateur Boxer Records. The record was made in Bergen, Norway
    against the backdrop of a freezing Norwegian winter.
    “In flagrant defiance of such circumstances, the results of this
    meeting glow with customary warmth of Morgan’s delivery – clear, open guitar and
    ethereally bluesy vocals, mic’d close and intimate as they lull and soar.” (Oz Hardwick, R2/ Rock’nReel Magazine)
    Jess has a distinct voice and style and
    an approach to song-writing that is extremely evocative and much of
    her repertoire involves plots and characters anchored in real places and times.
    Infamous songwriter, Nicky Chinn is a fan. Jess has also been championed by DJ
    Steve Lamacq and has earned her a place on tour with Ben Taylor and support
    slots for touring acts: Teddy Thompson, Megson, LAU and others.
    "I think ‘All Swell’
    is a terrific first album. Full of interesting songs with great fresh sounding
    vocals from Jess. An artist to look out for – I’m a fan!"
    - Nicky Chinn, Songwriter
    so often you come across a little gem like this!"
    - Steve Lamacq, DJ BBC Radio 2
    This spring saw Jess take off on a  three-week shoe-string tour of New England
    including a string of gigs in Greenwich Village ending, appropriately at The
    Bitter End, before flying home in time for a summer of folk-festival spots
    including Leicestershire Big Session festival, Beverley Folk Festival, Crawley
    Folk Festival... Jess is currently booking gigs for spring/ summer 2011.

    and The Peter Aldridge Band

    18th September @ The Luna Lounge
    Church Lane Leytonstone E11
    as part of The Leytonstone Car Free Day Festival
    from 2pm til 11pm
    £3 entry to come and go as you please all day
    Our residents plus many guest acts including
    Miss Jones Today
    Russ Chandler
    The Raven
    Stew Simpson
    Nick Pickett
    Peter Aldridge Band
    John Ellis
    Lydia Niesyto-Bame
    Bob Munton
    Jamie and Nuno

    24th September Joe Driscoll @ The Slaughtered Lamb
    34-35 Great Sutton Street EC1 0DX
    Nearest tube Barbican
    Tickets from ticketline or from Paul or Trish £9 £7 concessions
    Doors at 7pm Music from 8pm
    Support James O'Hara-Knight
    and George Gilman

    8th October @ The Luna Lounge
    Church Lane Leytonstone E11
    Our residents plus Laura Victoria and Blue Rose Code
    Entry £3 doors at 7pm til late
    Open mic after 11.30pm


    17 June 2011 @ The Luna Lounge Church Lane Leytonstone E11
    Resident artists plus Dave Gerrard and Suntrap

    David Gerrard

    "Usurping the standard folk formula and carving a niche of their own,Gerard and Frid have a habit of grabbing what ever instrument comes to hand — be it guitar, banjo, mandolin… — retuning it and going from there.
    With rich harmonies meeting melody full on, Gerard and Frid could be the
    next alt folk heros."


    25 June 2011 Lost Horizons at Biddles Brothers Lower Clapton Road Hackney E5 - Sean McGowan and James O'Hara-Knight - Music 9 til 11 - FREE entry

    9 July 2011 at The Luna Lounge Church Lane Leytonstone E11
    Resident Artists plus Dan Beckley and Roselands

    Dan Beckley

    Singer songwriter from Rickmansworth


    Roselands bio may 2011.pd

    22 July 2011 - Big launch night of Lost Horizons at The Dome at The Boston Arms in Tufnell Park - 3 mins from the station.     Doors 6.30 Music 7.30 - Headliner Kieran Leonard supported by Josienne Clarke James O'Hara-Knight Will O'Donoghue George Gilman and Steve O'Donoghue
    Tickets from ticket line follow link
    or ask Paul or Trish at one of our other gigs
    £7 advanced tickets £4 concessions
    £8 on the door or £5 concessions

    Kieran Leonard has supported or toured with the likes of The Libertines,  Babyshambles,  Dirty Pretty Things,  Mick Jones,  Billy Bragg to name but a few - He has also played Glastonbury,  O2,  Reading and Leeds festivals.   This man is a must and whilst we can still see him in such an intimate 500 venue for only £7 or £4 concessions.

    21st January 2011 - A great night with 130 people through the door!
    Doors open at 7pm - Live music from 8pm until 12 midnight

    Resident artists plus Hence the Tortoise and Stew Simpson

    Hence The Tortoise is a trio of North West-based musicians formed around
    the song-writing talents of Glyn Shipman.
    Originally from Brighton, now resident in Ribchester, Glyn Shipman sings of
    love, regret and compulsory purchase.
    Last summer, he was persuaded by friends to attend the Sidmouth Folk
    Festival where he made several impromptu performances on open stages, in the
    local United Reformed Church, busked on the sea front and sang with the Sidmouth
    Festival Choir. Two of his fellow choristers make up the rest of Hence The
    Tortoise. Vicky Lindsay is a Kent-born singer, percussionist and clarinet player
    now living in Preston. Seamus Heffernan is Blackburn-born, sings harmony and
    plays bass guitar.
    This brand new band will play it’s first gigs this month starting with Lost
    Horizons before moving over to Biddles Brothers Bar, Clapton the night after.
    The following weekend sees them playing their first local gig when they headline
    at 3 in a Bar, Darwen on Friday 28 January.

    Hence the Tortoise are travelling all the ways from Blackburn to be with us and feature the song writing talents of Glyn Shipman.    Check out his latest album - 'The Bakers Wife'.

    Stew Simpson is a Forest Gate based singer songwriter - His website is:-

    18th February 2011
    Another amazing night with 130 through the door - great pics in the gallery taken by Megan O'Hara-Knight.    Sound was wonderful with Seamus Heffernan coming all the way from Blackburn to be our wonderful sound man.    The dancing and singing went on until 12.40am - with a rather rowdy dance at the end.    Thanks to all that played and came to listen.   See you next month.

    Residents artists plus The Kittiwakes and The Raven

    The Kittiwakes

    The Kittiwakes are Kate Denny, Chris Harrison and Jill Cumberbatch. This
    talented trio have been playing folk clubs and festivals since 2007
    impressing audiences with their exciting live performance and unique

    From rousing tunes through intricate three-part harmonies and finely
    arranged songs, the Kittiwakes have an acute sense of what's at the
    heart of the British folk tradition and bring it sailing into the 21st
    century with an honesty and playfulness that is at once enchanting,
    touching and irresistible.

    They have supported Show of Hands, Spiers and Boden and Martin Carthy
    and Dave Swarbrick amongst others.

     The Raven-

    18th March 2011
    Resident artists plus Richard Staines and Foghorn Leghorn.

    2nd April 2011 Lost Horizons 2 at The Luna Lounge
    Resident artists plus Bow & Bellow and Louise Jordan

    Please see

    Louise Jordan

    Louise Jordan is a folk singer, songwriter and musician, described by
    Bright Young Folk as “close to perfection and something that the repeat button was made for.”
    (Liz Osman, 2011) Louise “provides an enchanting twist on the traditional English folk song”
    (NFW Productions) with an “individual approach to traditional songs, firmly
    keeping alive the spirit and beauty of each, whilst adding her own personality
    and fresh interpretation.” (Dennis Homes)

    Since releasing her recording ‘Born
    to Wander’ in November 2010, Louise has continued to play a range of venues
    across London and the South East including the National Theatre, Leigh-on-Sea
    Folk Festival and The Victoria and Albert Museum, as well as numerous folk
    clubs. Louise has been described as capturing the raw emotion and purity of
    Sandy Denny, the originality of Kate Bush and the passion of Joan Baez. Folk
    magazine Fatea has named ‘Born to Wander’
    a single of the year for 2010. “Louise has a voice that was created for story
    songs: clear, expressive, slightly ethereal, definitely other worldly at times,
    a real delight.” (Neil King, Fatea)

    attached is the cover of Louise’s EP Born
    to Wander taken by David Angel (c) 2010.

    15th April 2011
    upstairs at The Sheepwalk Pub Leytonstone High Road E11
    Resident artists plus na-mara and Josienne Clarke

    na-mara are the Hertfordshire-based folk duo,
    comprising Paul McNamara and Rob García,

    Over and above writing their own material in the traditional style, a key project for na-mara
    is taking and translating songs from the French speaking world and making them more
    accessible to English speaking audiences.   Their recent album, The Bite, presents songs
    from The British Isles, France, Brittany and Quebec, as well as from Asturias and Galicia
    in northern Spain.   The title track of the album (the bite), is self-penned tribute to all those
    from the British Isles who fought in the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War.

    Selection of Reviews for na-mara and the album ‘The Bite’

    “…..simple precision is perhaps the defining characteristic of this, na-mara's third album…
    …played with a delicacy that adds a pleasantly chilly frisson to a selection of material
    gathered from around the world and which often explores the darker side of life. Continuity
    comes in the form of the quality of storytelling; and that's what na-mara do best: tell stories
    to which you can't but listen…….”  Rock & Reel Magazine **** review  (2011)

    “…..Resplendent in both trad and self penned songs, ‘The Bite’ is a fine testament to the
    songcrafters art na-mara have delivered an album strong on justice across history and
    borders…….”  FATEA Magazine (2010)

    “……’The Bite’ is a lovely CD.  I was playing it through just over Christmas. Brilliant stuff....."
    BBC Radio Shropshire (2011)

    “…they are elegant and skilled musicians….this is powerful and well-performed stuff……”
    Folk London (2011)

    “…..All in all a truly rewarding experience and well worth your time – give the web site a
    try then buy the album…..” Folk Monthly (2011)

    “……their stock-in-trade is skilful musicianship and crisp, precise and finely-contoured playing.
    This instrumental expertise is used at the service of a range of songs drawn from various folk
    traditions…. ….it may be a gentle kindof “bite”, but it’s a tasty one nevertheless…...”
     Folk Roundabout (2011)

    Josienne Clarke

    Rising through the ranks of the London folk scene, Josienne Clarke is now one of
    the leading lights in the current folk revival movement. Having released
    her debut album, "One Light Is Gone," late 2010, reviewers are already praising
    her vocal and songwriting talents with comparisons to June Tabor and Sandy

    Raised in a family of untrained but enthusiastic singers Josienne's childhood was
    peppered with song. Aged 16 she began classical singing lessons the influence of
    this training can clearly be heard in her vocal delivery. Whilst at university
    in London she began to perform regularly on the london circuit all the while
    honing her song writing talent. The result is sincere and succinct
    songwriting, distilled through traditional folk, executed with skill and

    Josienne's songwriting and performing cohort, Ben Walker, studied classical guitar, then took to playing the electric in a number of bands, before finally returning to the realms of fingerstyle guitar. One of the most accomplished guitarists on the london folk scene- performing on both steel and nylon string acoustic guitar, and mandolin. Influenced by the likes of Martin Simpson, Bert Jansch, Pierre Bensusan and Richard Thompson, Ben's playing and arrangements add an additional dimension to Josienne's already sculpted sound.


    Saturday 7th May 2011
    The Luna Lounge - Church Lane Leytonstone E11
    Resident artists plus
    Ivy York and Sean McGowan

    20th May 2011
    upstairs at The Sheepwalk Pub Leytonstone High Road E11
    Resident artists plus Mark Harrison and David Shervelew

    Friday 17th June 2011
    upstairs at The Sheepwalk Pub - Leytonstone High Road E11

    5 Resident artists - Steve Louis James Will and George
    plus Dave Gerrard and Suntrap

    Saturday 9th July 2011
    at The Luna Lounge - Church Lane Leytonstone E11

    5 Resident artists - Steve Louis James Will and George
    plus Dan Beckley - other act to be confirmed