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 by far.  At 150+ songs (so far!) 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.

However we're very SORRY to say we've had to cancel our show at Hugh's Room in Toronto on July 30th.  Our apologies to the people at Hugh's and to everyone who bought tickets already  -  the rest of our trip will be in Alberta and British Columbia, and we were simply unable to make the flights work without bankrupting ourselves (only a slight exaggeration).  Hope to see you at Hugh's on the next trip.  More western dates soon.


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






The trip to AUSTRIA and nearby places in May is now complete (see details under Tour Dates in the column to the right).  We haven't been there (or Switzerland, or Italy) for quite some time, so we're greatly looking forward to it.

Please note the venue for May 19 has changed to Generalmusikdirektion in Graz.





Return of THE BIG SESSION!  

May 2nd at Buxton Opera House, with Oysterband, June Tabor, Blair Dunlop etc, also tune sessions with Simon Care and others on the 2nd and 3rd (bring an instrument).

Be there!





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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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 2015


   May 02   THE BIG SESSION  at  Buxton Opera      House    Buxton  [UK]

  
   May 10   Folk On The Pier   Cromer  [UK]

   
   May 13  Chollerhalle   Zug  [CH]

   May 14  Spielboden   Dornbirn  [AT]

   May 15  Localbühne   Freistadt  [AT]

   May 16  Altes Kino  Ebensee  [AT]

   May 18   Cinema Paradiso  St Pölten  [AT]

   May 19   Generalmusikdirektion  Graz  [AT]

   May 20   Teatro Gustavo Modena  Palmanova
   (UD)   [IT]

   May 21   Sargfabrik  Vienna  [AT]

   May 22   KiK   Ried im Innkreis  [AT]

   May 23   Komma   Wörgl  [AT]


   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  Trowbridge 

   [UK]


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

   August 05   "Summer Kicks"  Golden BC [CA]

   August 13   St James Hall   Vancouver  BC  [CA]

  
   August 14 - 16  Salmon Arm Roots & Blues 
   Festival   Salmon Arm BC  [CA]
   (more Canadian dates to come)

   August 29   Shrewsbury Folk Festival 
  
Shrewsbury [UK]

   September 04  Robin Hood Folk Festival
   Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire







   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!