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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Oyster 6-piece 2017 collage
       collage by Volker Neumann




Welcome to Oysterband's official website...



....where our 2021 UK tour has now been relocated to new dates in September, and our show with June Tabor at Rose Theatre, Kingston to 28 June 2022
(...sigh...)

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PREVIOUSLY-BOUGHT TICKETS REMAIN VALID FOR THE NEW DATES

SALISBURY CITY HALL HAS CLOSED, BUT TICKETS FOR THE SALISBURY SHOW ARE NOW VALID FOR FROME ON 15th SEPTEMBER.  If you have a Salisbury ticket but can't go to Frome, please contact your point of sale for refund



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And something new for '22  -
(for people who've been *saving* money during lockdown...)




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Best of the
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Every year from 1986, fRoots magazine asked a large international panel of experts – over 300 in recent times – to nominate the Album Of The Year.

After they announced the results of the 30th annual fRoots Critics Poll for Albums Of The Year in December, the magazine invited the public to vote online for their one favourite album out of all the winners and runners up in every year’s Critics Poll since it began in 1986, 120 albums in all.

And after a massive entry for the Best Of The Best, the placings were:

1. BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB Buena Vista Social Club (World Circuit) 1997

2. PAUL SIMON Graceland (Warners) 1986

3. BELLOWHEAD Hedonism (Navigator) 2010

4. JUNE TABOR & OYSTERBAND Ragged Kingdom (Topic) 2011

5. OYSTERBAND Holy Bandits (Cooking Vinyl) 1993

6. EMILY PORTMAN Hatchling (Furrow) 2012

7. ELIZA CARTHY Anglicana (Topic) 2002

8. THE HOME SERVICE Alright Jack (Making Waves) 1986

9. AURELIO Landini (Real World) 2014

10. JIM MORAY Low Culture (NIAG) 2008

Massive thanks to everyone who voted for us… only one act with two entries in the top ten!




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New in the online shop  -  the return of the Oysterband Badge.  We found one on an ancient leather jacket (sigh...) and remembered we used to really like them many years ago.  Finally we've had some manufactured again, in hand-enamelled nickel  -  they look slightly different now, but the quality is better.  And the little running man is still running.

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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.

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     (A version of) Oysterband in 2015 at Bow Lake AB, Canada. Happy days...   Photo: Ben Malone
 




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A memento of the Oysterband & June Tabor "Fire & Fleet" Tour, November 2019




A peep at a work in progress:




UPCOMING TOUR DATES: 

 

 

    2021
            

OYSTERBAND

August 27  Shrewsbury Folk Festival
  Shrewsbury  [UK]


OYSTERBAND   -   2021 TOUR

September 03  St Dunstan's Church 
  Cranbrook  [UK]  Cranbrook Town Festival
September 04  The David Hall  South     
  Petherton  [UK]  -  STANDING SHOW

September 05  The David Hall  South Petherton 

  [UK]  -  SEATED SHOW

September 06 The Stables  Milton Keynes  [UK]

September 10  The Stoller Hall  Manchester      [UK]
September 11  The Sage Gateshead 
 
Gateshead  [UK]
September 12  Brudenell Social Club  Leeds
  [UK]
September 14  The Apex  Bury St Edmunds 
  [UK]
September 15  Cheese & Grain  Frome  [UK]
September 17  Y Theatre  Leicester  [UK]
September 19  Gulbenkian Theatre
  Canterbury  [UK]
September 20  Corn Exchange  Exeter  [UK]
September 21  St George's  Bristol  [UK]
September 22  Guildhall  Gloucester  [UK]



    2022


OYSTERBAND & JUNE TABOR
June 28  Rose Theatre  Kingston-upon-
 
Thames,  Lomdon  [UK]


OYSTERBAND  
July 09 to 16  Cruise on the River Danube
  Passau - Regensburg - Linz - Melk - 
 
Vienna - Bratislava - Esztergom -
 
Budapest  [DE - AT - SK - HU]

 

































   ALAN PROSSER solo dates


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