fRoots poll
and Mojo 2011 Folk Album Of The Year  for Ragged Kingdom with June Tabor.
And over the years, 5 times BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards winners, hey!
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Photo: Judith Burrows





Welcome to Oysterband's official website...





DIAMONDS ON THE WATER


The new Oysterband studio album Diamonds On The Water  is now out.  It's our first collection of entirely new material in (gulp!) 7 years.

Naturally CDs are available from our website shop  as well as from Navigator Records www.navigatorrecords.co.uk/artists/oysterband and your usual retail outlets.  Buy early, buy often!

Downloads are available at https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/diamonds-on-the-water/id771969865?uo=4&at=10l9qC (whole album only).  And you can view the CD booklet and digipak images here. 

    "From beginning to end, Diamonds On The Water is quite, quite brilliant." Folk Radio

    "You know this will become one of the Oysters' best-loved albums..." 
fRoots

    "Gefühlvoll und äußerst melodiös"  Musikansich.de

    "...unglaublich eindrucksvoll und schön."  Legacy

    ""Revamped and revitalised Oysterband produce their best CD in years...song-    writing, playing and arranging out of the top drawer"    Maverick ***** (5-stars)
 
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and who are we to disagree?


Tracks are:

    A Clown's Heart
    A River Runs
    Spirit Of Dust
    Lay Your Dreams Down Gently
    Diamonds On The Water
    The Wilderness
    Palace Of Memory
    Once I Had A Sweetheart
    No Ordinary Girl
    Call You Friend
    Steal Away
    Like A Swimmer In The Ocean


You can hear most of these new songs live at any of our upcoming gigs, so get your tickets now!

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A note on....


    THE BIG SESSION


You may have noticed that we haven't run a Big Session Festival for a couple of years.

The reasons are several, but between the atrocious weather we experienced at Catton Hall and the fact that people's wages in UK, despite the "recovery", are still falling, now is a very risky time to launch a full-scale festival at a new site.

However....

....we had such great times, and public and artist reaction was so warm, we certainly haven't given up on the idea.

We've decided we need to start again with a shorter, simpler event, and see how far we can build it back up over time.  We had a very successful evening at De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill in September under the "Big Session" banner, with Oysterband, June Tabor and Sam Carter;  so in 2015  --

Watch this space!



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Introducing........

THE OYSTERBAND PHONE APP

  --  available free in Android and iPhone versions from the relevant App Stores, also via the button second down on the right on this page  --

and

THE WIDGET


  --   brought to you by the fine folks at ReverbNation, ever on the lookout for ways to help bands promote their music online.

It's a cunning little device, including songs, videos, reviews, contacts to buy tickets, gig-list, map, and more. It's designed to be easily copied, shared, posted and passed on, as you'll see if you hit the "Share" button below.

So you can put it on your own website or blog or social networking page and convert your friends to Oystermusic. When they say "What's the band like, then?" you now have a snappy answer!

And best of all, the widget is "live". So when we change the songs or add new live dates, that automatically updates every copy of the widget that has been posted anywhere else   -  how smart is that?

It's all in there   -  go on, have a play with it........




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Tour Dates 2014


  OYSTERBAND:

 

  GERMANY:

  October 02  Zakk  Düsseldorf [DE]

  October 03  Musiktheater Rex  64625 Bensheim 
  [DE]

  October 04  Kulturflut Festival  Hamburg [DE]


  October 25  Lichfield Cathedral  Lichfield [UK]


  DENMARK:

  November 04  Brorsonsminde  Ribe [DK]

  November 05  Portalen  Greve  [DK[]

  November 06  Pilegaarden  Brønshøj,
 
Copenhagen  [DK]

  November 07  Amatør Scene  Brønderslev [DK]

  November 08  Skraaen  Aalborg  [DK]

  November 09  Godset  Kolding  [DK]  -  
  afternoon show
 
  November 11  Posten  Odense  [DK]

  November 12  Sønderborghuset  Sønderborg 
  [DK]

  November 13  Deutsches Haus  Flensburg  [DE]

  November 14  Remisen  Brande  [DK]

  November 15  Grønnegades Kaserne  Næstved 
  [DK]

  UK:

  December 03  Open  Norwich  [UK]


  December 04  Irish Centre  Leeds  [UK]

 
  December 06  Gulbenkian Theatre  University of
  Canterbury  [UK]

  December 07  City Hall  Salisbury  [UK]


   2015

   March 20  Garage Music Venue  Swansea  [UK]

   March 21   The Grand   Clitheroe  [UK]

  
   March 22   Catrin Finch Centre   Wrexham  [UK]

  
   March 24   Robin 2   Bilston  [UK]


   March 25   Pocklington Arts Centre           
  
Pocklington  [UK]

   March 26   Ropetackle Arts Centre   Shoreham-
   by-Sea  [UK]




  Coming later in 2015.....   Austria (May), Canada
 
(July/August).....





   ALAN PROSSER solo dates


   JOHN JONES AND THE
  
RELUCTANT RAMBLERS
   See John's website at www.jj-rr.org       

    RAY 'CHOPPER' COOPER has left Oysterband
    to pursue a solo career. His dates and tour info
    can be found at www.raycooper.org  -  bon
    voyage och säker resa, friend!