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...

...where we're very pleased to say the LYRICS section of this website is now up and running at last.  Our thanks to Giolla Decair and Caz White, who did most of the work.  At 150+ songs  it was no small task.  Now we can resolve those dressing-room arguments about "How did that one go??".....though possibly not the ones about which key it was in.


Thanks to everyone who came to the sell-out revival of the Big Session idea on May 2nd/3rd in and around Buxton Opera House, with Oysterband, June Tabor, Blair Dunlop, Simon Care and High Peak musicians.  We think we can fairly call it a great success;  more may follow!

Here's a little studio clip of "A Clown's Heart", the first track on the current album Diamonds On The Water:


The new Oysterband studio album Diamonds On The Water  is 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 and your usual retail outlets.  Buy early, buy often!

Downloads are available at (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..." 

    "Gefühlvoll und äußerst melodiös"

    "...unglaublich eindrucksvoll und schön."  Legacy

    ""Revamped and revitalised Oysterband produce their best CD in    writing, playing and arranging out of the top drawer"    Maverick ***** (5-stars)
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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  --   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 2015


   July 01   Byparken   Esbjerg [DK]

   July 02   Sommer ved søen  Kolding  [DK]

   July 03   Skagen Festival   Skagen  [DK]

   July 04   Tunø Festival   Tunø  [DK]

   July 05   Skagen Festival  (again)  Skagen  [DK]

   July 10   St Mary's Arts Centre   Sandwich   [UK]

   July 12    Ely Folk Festival   Ely  [UK]

   July 26   Village Pump Festival  Westbury   

   August 01 - 03  Canmore Folk Festival 
   Canmore AB [CA]

   August 05   "Summer Kicks"    Golden BC [CA]

   August 07-09  Edmonton Folk Music Festival
   Edmonton AB  [CA]

   August 13   St James Hall   Vancouver  BC  [CA]

   August 14 - 16  Salmon Arm Roots & Blues 
   Festival   Salmon Arm BC  [CA]
   August 23   Beautiful Days   Escot Park, Devon

   August 29   Shrewsbury Folk Festival 
Shrewsbury [UK]

   September 04  Robin Hood Folk Festival
   Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire [UK]

   September 05  Cottingham Folk Festival
   Cottingham [UK]

   ALAN PROSSER solo dates

   See John's website at       

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