Reasons to be cheerful at club

Karine Polwart
Karine Polwart
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chart toppers, international stars and fast-rising new names are set to appear in The Glee Club Nottingham’s music season this autumn.

The acclaimed Folk At The Glee Club series also makes a welcome return. Among the season highlights are Ivor Novello award-winning English songwriter Scott Matthews, visiting on September 22. Recommended by none other than Robert Plant, who guested on his previous album, Scott will be performing tracks from his much-anticipated new album, What The Night Delivers, prior to dates in Australia. Formerly of cult favourites Lift To Experience, hotly tipped American troubadour Josh T. Pearson has been garnering gushing reviews for his emotive and stark live shows. His debut solo album Last Of The Country Gentlemen is sure to appear in Best Of... lists at the end of the year, and he pops into the club, based at British Waterways Building, The Waterfront, off Canal Street, Nottingham, on September 21. Look out too for appearances from fast rising stars Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Jake Morley and Baxter Dury. The increasingly popular Folk At The Glee Club series continues to attract the very best performers. In a double-header featuring two of the scene’s most progressive artists, Jim Moray is joined by Marry Waterson and Oliver Knight.

Meanwhile, BBC Folk Musician of the Year 2011 and box player to the stars (The Who, Kate Rusby) Andy Cutting, and award-winning Scottish musician and The Burns Unit member Karine Polwart, are also treading the boards. The legendary Oysterband and June Tabor re-unite in support of their new five-star rated album, Ragged Kingdom, and there’s a very special Traditional Christmas music show hosted by East Midlands’ own Bella Hardy, as seen on BBC TV’s Christmas Carols programme. Tickets for all the above shows are available from or by calling 0871 472 0400.