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Listen again to the great Ralph McLean chatting to Hub founder Rob Ellen on BBC Radio Ulster about his quest to encourage concerts in peoples own homes, when the Medicine Show toured Ireland this year with Chuck Hawthorne and Libby Koch (featuring interview and session with them too) 35 minutes into the show.(click picture)

 

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Jim McLaughlin commented on Jack and Kitty's blog post Vaudeville Jug Band Folk (USA) touring Europe (9 countries) - Sep/Oct 2018!
"might go down well at the festival i run www.musicportfestival.com 19-26th October 2018"
Oct 30
Ivor Game left a comment for Jim McLaughlin
"Dear Jim . Hello. My name is Ivor Game, a singer and songwriter from Ashford in Middlesex. On the border with Staines Upon Thames and Surrey. I play lots of acoustic shows across the UK and beyond, releasing albums and singles along the way. I have…"
Jul 23, 2015
Tom Shed left a comment for Jim McLaughlin
"Hi Jim, Hope you are having a great day. I wanted to tell you about Tom Shed’s music tour coming to the UK this September. Curly Maple Music is sponsoring his “Mama’s Goin’ Out” tour so you can schedule this Grammy…"
Jun 15, 2014
Robin Coward left a comment for Jim McLaughlin
"Hi Jim, I’m the manager of piano-prog-pop band yourgardenday. Last year we organised a successful house concert and alternative venue tour and we’re looking to expand and do the same this summer.   You can hear links to our music at…"
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Jim McLaughlin left a comment for hank wangford
"we'll do one in whitby on 6th june  Hank - big fan used to watch you at half moon putney over several years"
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Daniel Sage left a comment for Jim McLaughlin
"Hello, I am a USA/NC-based singer songwriter who just recorded my third record with G-award winning producer/drummer John Hampton in Memphis TN. It would be wonderful to come and play for you solo acoustic style this summer! With that in mind may I…"
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Steve Winch left a comment for Jim McLaughlin
"Hi there, I am a UK-based singer songwriter who will be releasing his third album later this year. It would be great to come and play for you (either solo or with my small acoustic band) and with that in mind may I invite you to check me out at…"
Feb 14, 2014
Theo Hall left a comment for Jim McLaughlin
"Hi Jim, I was wondering if I could get a moment if your time to listen to something? https://soundcloud.com/terryemm/starlight-1 It's the title track from Terry Emm's new album. I am booking shows for Terry in 2014 and thought he…"
Oct 22, 2013
John Barrow left a comment for Jim McLaughlin
"Hi Jim me again! ;) I am looking for shows in very early September 2013 for USA/California-based acoustic finger-style guitar player Brian Gore (see http://guitarpoet.com), the 'guitar poet'. Brian's biography can be found at…"
Apr 18, 2013
John Barrow left a comment for Jim McLaughlin
"Hi Jim Keeping well I hope. :) I represent two US-based singer/songwriters for whom I am searching for gigs in the UK in September and October 2013.First there is Lizanne Knott.  Here are a couple of comments about her ..."Absolutely…"
Apr 13, 2013
brent mason left a comment for Jim McLaughlin
"hi jim- brent mason from eastern canada here. i'm playing warwick and village pump festivals in late july and am looking to add work the following week. i'd be honoured to come to north yorkshire! i ave a ton of house concert experience-…"
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Louise Jordan left a comment for Jim McLaughlin
"Hello Jim I am touring February 2013 and Tues 12th and Fri 15th. I'll be back out in September when I'll be local at various points. Do let me know if you're interested. Louise www.louisejordan.co.uk"
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Ben Jordan left a comment for Jim McLaughlin
"Hello Jim,My name is Ben Jordan, I am an independent musician from Denver, Colorado. I am currently booking tours, to support my recent full length release "Ghosts Breathing Through our Strings". I plan on being in Europe from the third…"
Feb 2, 2011
Keith G Halligan left a comment for Jim McLaughlin
"Hey Jim I’ve just joined the network. I’m from Armagh, N.Ireland.. I am trying get a house concert tour planned in for Ireland, u.k and the rest of Europe , so if you might be interested in hosting me please get in touch..Talk to you…"
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Jerry Harmon left a comment for Jim McLaughlin
"Hey man looks like I'll be near your neck of the woods next summer. If you're interested in a house concert or any other gigs, please drop me a line.. This is a great way to reach real music lovers. All the best Jim Jerry"
Aug 11, 2010
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"hi Jim, thanks for friending me. cheers, forest"
Aug 5, 2010

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What is your name (and name of your House Concert if host)?
Jim McLaughlin
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http://www.musicportfestival.com
Are you an artist host and/or concert goer?
Host
If host are you an open house concert? ie Can non members apply?
Yes
About Me
in April 2010 we had our first house concert as although we run a big festival we were finding it hard to find the right venue for concerts throughout the year. The first night was so well received that we would like to carry on doing them through the year possibly using lots of different peoples houses rather than one set venue.

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At 15:43 on July 23, 2015, Ivor Game said…

Dear Jim . Hello. My name is Ivor Game, a singer and songwriter from Ashford in Middlesex. On the border with Staines Upon Thames and Surrey. I play lots of acoustic shows across the UK and beyond, releasing albums and singles along the way. I have enjoyed nice radio play too, from BBC6 and other BBCs, to national across Australia, Japan, Europe and America. I love playing my little songs to cosy rooms, and have played many a small coffee bar, and intimate spaces before. You can hear lots of songs, and see a few videos like I Like Being at Home, on http://www.ivorgame.com and more songs on http://www.soundcloud.com/ivorgame. I hope you like the tunes and can consider me for a house concert. Thank you. Hope to hear from you. Kindest regards, Ivor. Ivor Game ivorgame@btinternet.com

At 1:55 on June 15, 2014, Tom Shed said…

Hi Jim,
Hope you are having a great day. I wanted to tell you about Tom Shed’s music tour coming to the UK this September. Curly Maple Music is sponsoring his “Mama’s Goin’ Out” tour so you can schedule this Grammy nominated performer, for free! Bring Tom Shed “history, humor and the human condition” to your venue now. Sample videos are available at www.tomshed.com . Contact us at tom@tomshed.com to schedule a concert at your venue.
All the best,
Louise Williams, Tom Shed - Curly Maple Music

At 18:49 on May 3, 2014, Robin Coward said…

Hi Jim,

I’m the manager of piano-prog-pop band yourgardenday. Last year we organised a successful house concert and alternative venue tour and we’re looking to expand and do the same this summer.

 

You can hear links to our music at https:www.soundcloud.com/yourgardenday and https:www.youtube.com/yourgardenday, and find out more about us on Facebook (https:/www.facebook.com/yourgardenday) or at our own website (currently under construction) www.yourgardenday.co.uk.

 

Please note although we have some amplified gigs in our videos, we play largely unamplified (except the electric piano unless a real piano is available). We usually perform as a three piece but a two-piece set-up is also available.

 

Please let me know if you require anything else, if there is an application process I need to complete, or if you would like to see some testimonials from previous happy hosts.

 

Kind regards, Kaye, on behalf of Robin Coward

At 18:20 on March 10, 2014, Daniel Sage said…

Hello, I am a USA/NC-based singer songwriter who just recorded my third record with G-award winning producer/drummer John Hampton in Memphis TN. It would be wonderful to come and play for you solo acoustic style this summer! With that in mind may I invite you to check me out at http://www.reverbnation.com/danielsage - happy to make bookings way in advance, anytime after July 11th works.

Peace & love,

Daniel Sage

At 12:23 on February 14, 2014, Steve Winch said…

Hi there, I am a UK-based singer songwriter who will be releasing his third album later this year. It would be great to come and play for you (either solo or with my small acoustic band) and with that in mind may I invite you to check me out at www.stevewinch.co.uk - happy to make bookings way in advance!!

Cheers Steve :)

At 16:32 on October 22, 2013, Theo Hall said…

Hi Jim,

I was wondering if I could get a moment if your time to listen to something?
It's the title track from Terry Emm's new album. I am booking shows for Terry in 2014 and thought he might suit the music events you put on.
 
Terry's music has recently had airplay from legendary DJ Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2. Bob described Terry's music as 'excellent, excellent music' and has had him in for a live session. BBC 6 Music DJs Gideon Coe, Chris Hawkins and Tom Robinson have also spun his tracks regularly alongside many regional stations. Terry has recently shared the stage with the likes of; Amy Wadge, Richard Walters, Danny & The Champs, Jackie Leven, Judith Owen, Red Dirt Skinners and many others.
MOJO magazine have described his music as 'pastoral, romantic and lit musically by summer rays…no routine singer- songwriter offering but some-thing totally engaging in melody and lyric' in a 4 star review.
It'd be interesting to see what you think to his music and great if you could consider him for a show.
Thanks very much,
Theo Hall
07873798994
At 16:18 on April 18, 2013, John Barrow said…

Hi Jim

me again! ;)

I am looking for shows in very early September 2013 for USA/California-based acoustic finger-style guitar player Brian Gore (see http://guitarpoet.com), the 'guitar poet'.
We needs shows in early September ...
 
SEPTEMBER 2013
Sun  1 to Fri  6   available
Sat 7 and Sun 8 London Acoustic Guitar Show (Olympia) tbc
 
Brian will be in Germany doing some work with the great guitarist Lulo Reinhardt (grand-nephew of Django) in late August.  Brian is a fluent German speaker and can easily give a full concert or a workshop or masterclass entirely in German.  He could also do this in Spanish, although perhaps a little less fluently.
Brian has a good track record over here since he's also the brains behind the annual touring guitar festival called the International Guitar Night, which Stoneyport has worked for in the UK since 2007.  See http://www.internationalguitarnight.com/.  Brian got IGN going in the USA in 1995 and since 2000 it has become a major North American touring event.
 

You can hear some of Brian's work at http://uk.myspace.com/guitaristbriangore/music/albums/path-of-least...).

I hope to hear from you soon

John Barrow

Stoneyport Associates

Edinburgh

e: jb@stoneyport.demon.co.uk

m: +44(0)7968 13 17 37

At 14:19 on April 13, 2013, John Barrow said…

Hi Jim

Keeping well I hope. :)

I represent two US-based singer/songwriters for whom I am searching for gigs in the UK in September and October 2013.

First there is Lizanne Knott.  Here are a couple of comments about her ...
"Absolutely gorgeous music.  We've rarely had as big a reaction to any artist in recent years as the one we had for Lizanne Knott." (Bob Harris: BBC Radio 2)
 
"Lizanne Knott is one of an increasing number of singer-songwriters that deserve to be household names."
(Mik Gaffney - Properganda #6, Proper Records UK)

Lizanne's website is at http://www.lizanneknott.com/.

I toured Lizanne in the UK for the first time in September-October 2012 and she was very well received indeed.  
She has the unusual accolade of sellng at least one CD to every member of her audience at the Liverpool Philharmonic gig - I've
never heard of that happening before; most unusual.  BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris continues to be a big fan and plugs her recordings frquently.

Lizanne's tour dates are currently ...

SEPTEMBER 2013
Thu 26 Sep 13    Bury Met Arts
Fri 27 Sep 13    Liverpool
Sat 28 Sep 13    Dolgellau
Sun 29 to Tue 1   available
    
OCTOBER 2013
Tue 1 to Thu 3   available
Fri 4    Torphicen Bill Lothian
Sat 5    Cromarty, The Old Brewery
Sun 6    Kinross David Mundell
Mon 7   available    
Tue 8    Glasgow Star FC
Wed 9 to 16    available
Thu 17    Swindon AC

Lizanne will be travelling with her partner Glenn Barrett (guitar).  Would you be able to host a concert for Lizanne during this tour?

Please do tell me to send you a copy of her new CD, "Standing In The English Rain".

The second act is Jim Page from Seattle whose website is at http://www.jimpage.net/

Jim has been writing songs for moons it seems - since the late 1960s, so he's been around a bit.

He released his first vinyl album of original music “A Shot Of The Usual,” in 1975, followed quickly by two more
before he arrived in the UK in 1977 to live and tour for the next six years.  Christy Moore popularised some of Jim's songs, most notably
"Hiroshina-Nagasaki Russian Roulette".  In 2007 Jim was included in an all star list of the “50 Most Influential Musicians In Seattle History.”
Back in the USA now for about 30 years he's had a hankering to tred the UK boards again and is touring here throughout October 2013.

OCTOBER 2013
Tue 1 to Fri 4  available    
Sat 5    Belper
Sun 6    London Walthamstow
Mon 7 to Thu 10  available    
Fri 11    Trowbridge (Wilts) Village Pump
Sat 12 and Sun 13  available    
Mon 14    Stirling FC
Tue 15 to Sun 20  available
Mon 21 to Sun 27   Irish dates

Would you be able to host a concert for Jim during this tour?

For more information on both these acts please do have a look in our DropBox at their promo packs ---
Lizanne's is at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/c0cxq6zhtft27ci/H6rMRYOuyv
Jim's is at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8lg22ljwrto2skt/ZKtlyOzXSK (there are six audio tracks there.  I don't have CD's to mail out for Jim)

I look forward to hearing from you.

John Barrow
Stoneyport Associates
Edinburgh, Scotland

w: www.stoneyport.co.uk
e: jb@stoneyport.demon.co.uk
m: 07968-131737
t: 0131-443 4784 (no answering machine)

At 12:54 on March 17, 2013, brent mason said…

hi jim- brent mason from eastern canada here. i'm playing warwick and village pump festivals in late july and am looking to add work the following week. i'd be honoured to come to north yorkshire! i ave a ton of house concert experience- my site is www.brentmason.ca- folk/country/blues based songs, strong lyrics and stories. 

thanks for any time you take in considering this!

all the best

brent

At 14:57 on January 12, 2013, Matt Woosey said…

Hey Jim, I'd love to come and play a house concert for you sometime! I hope you might enjoy my website. I mainly travel solo at the moment but you will find all sort on my site :)

Please get in touch either through the house concert hub or my site. Be great to hear from you.

Best

Matt Woosey

www.mattwoosey.co.uk

 
 
 

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