“The Oyster Girl is like a distillation of perfect summer evenings, full of tall tales, friendships and a few drinks. For great storytelling with real heart, catchy songs and all-round love of life, it’s hard to beat. A must-see band at this summer’s festivals, for sure.”

Bright Young Folk

Tim Jones is one of the most distinctive voices on the English folk scene. Able to alternate between mass singalongs and powerful stripped back ballads, his songwriting and delivery of traditional material has been likened to that of Peter Bellamy, Nic Jones and Fairport Convention. Blossom & Fruit, the new album by Tim Jones & The Dark Lanterns, will be released in August 2017.

He is regularly joined by Ted Kemp (Laura Smyth and Ted Kemp) on concertina, Karen Phillips on fiddle, Em Marshall (Crow Puppets) on vocals and guitar, and Robin Timmis (Kibitz, Hatchet Pike & Gun) on Viola. The band have also been running run a popular English tunes session in Dalston for over two years.

Tim and the band are based on Dartmoor and the London waterways, and will be performing at folk clubs and festivals around the South of England throughout 2017. See our live listings for details.