Man the Lifeboats play raucous, upbeat folk music, for those who like a drink with their tunes. Image: Supplied by Forest Folk and Roots

Forest Folk and Roots at The College Arms 17 May 2019

Man The Lifeboats formed in October 2016 in the aftermath of a manic “Skinny Lister” gig in London. Their objective is to play the same, raucous, upbeat folk music and to drag traditional folk tunes kicking and screaming into the 21st century.

Thier songs have been described as having singalong and heart-on-the-sleeve soulfulness with have straight-up lyrics, pounding bass lines, lilting mandolin and fiddle melodies and stomping beats.

Influences include Skinny Lister, Holy Moly & the Crackers, the Pogues, Bellowhead, Tom Waits, Dylan, Springsteen, Kate Bush, Frank Turner, Manu Chao, and Chic!

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Support comes from British folk do The Rabbitts whose music is riddled with natural imagery that masks darker subtexts. They draw their inspiration from both their relationship and their travelling experiences.

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Advance tickets are £10 (£5 for students) and are available direct from The College Arms or online at:

Friday, 17th May

The College Arms

College Road


MK43 0SR (Next to Santander Bank)

The music venue’s doors open at 7:30 with live music from 8:00.
Tickets on the door are £12 and £6

Contact Forest Fold and Roots for more info on this and their up and coming gigs at :

Trevor on 07931 859737 or e-mail

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Forest Folk and Roots