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 UK tour has successfully been rescheduled with extra dates!

2022 tour poster


TICKETS ON SALE FROM FRIDAY 24 SEPTEMBER

PREVIOUSLY-BOUGHT TICKETS REMAIN VALID



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




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Best of the
                          Best med
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: 

  2022


OYSTERBAND

Denmark: 

Feb 23  Kinovino  Nyborg  [DK]
Feb 24  Teater  Horsens  [DK]
Feb 25  Fuglsøcentret  Knebel  [DK]
Feb 26  Halkær Kro  Halkær  [DK]
Feb 27  Bispen  Haderslev  [DK]
Mar 01  Folketshus  Struer  [DK]
Mar 02  Rampelys  Silkeborg  [DK]
Mar 03  Portalen  Greve, for Copenhagen
  [DK]
Mar 04  Sidesporet  Holbæk  [DK]
Mar 05  Industrien  Aarup  [DK]

Austria, Germany: details to come

UK:
Apr 28  Corn Exchange  Exeter  [UK]
Apr 29  The Chapel  Salisbury  [UK]
Apr 30  Queens Hall Theatre  Cranbrook  [UK]
May 01  Guildhall  Gloucester  [UK]
May 03  The Apex  Bury St Edmunds  [UK]
May 04  St George's  Bristol  [UK]
May 05  The Sage Gateshead 2  Gateshead 
  [UK]
May 11  Y Theatre  Leicester  [UK]
May 12  Brudenell Social Club  Leeds  [UK]
May 13  Union Chapel  London  [UK]
May 14  RNCM Theatre  Manchester  [UK]
May 27  The Stables  Milton Keynes  [UK]
May 28  The David Hall  S Petherton  {UK}
  -  SOLD OUT
May 29  The David Hall  S Petherton  [UK]
  -  SOLD OUT
Jun 26  Gulbenkian Theatre  Canterbury  [UK]


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