November 2nd (Saturday) Daylight Music @ Union Chapel, London

November 4th (Monday) The Castle Hotel, Manchester

November 6th (Wednesday) Gwdihw, Cardiff

November 7th (Thursday) Mozart’s, Swansea

November 8th (Friday) The Angel Inn, Grosmont, Abergavenny

November 12th (Tuesday) Leaf, Liverpool

November 14th (Thursday) Red House, Sheffield

September 23rd (Monday) Star Anise (supporting Jenny Lindfors), Stroud

August 29th (Thursday) Ort Café, Birmingham

June 12th (Wednesday) Hootananny Songwriters & Wordsmiths, Hootananny, Brixton, London

June 7th (Friday) Home Farm Festival (The Orchard Stage), Yeovil

More details tba

June 1st (Saturday) Zakk, Dusseldorf, Germany

Supporting Wallis Bird. More info and tickets available here.

May 31st (Friday) Maifeld Derby Festival (solo set), Mannheim, Germany

May 26th (Sunday) The Aviary @ Boogaloo, London

April 6th (Saturday) The Birdcage, Bristol

Supporting Reg Meuross. Join the FB event here.

April 4th (Thursday) Studio Lounge, Totnes

March 30th (Saturday) The Crown & Sceptre – supporting Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo, Stroud

Buy tickets here. Join the Facebook event here.

March 28th (Thursday) Acoustickle @ The Alley Cafe, Nottingham

February 17th (Sunday) Into The Warm @ The Harrison, London

Herons! headline this lovely acoustic night. Join the Facebook event here.

January 30th (Wednesday) Folkroom @ The Queen’s Head, London

January 26th (Saturday) Front Room Gig @ Brockhill Farmouse, Harbertonford, Totnes

January 25th (Friday) Front Room Gig, Brighton

January 24th (Thursday) Skye Acoustic Night @ Mozart’s, Swansea

January 23rd (Wednesday) Gwdihw, Cardiff

January 21st (Monday) LUCK @ The Thirsty Scholar, Manchester

January 20th (Sunday) The Thornwood Bar, Glasgow

January 20th (Sunday) The Scotia Bar (afternoon gig), Glasgow

January 19th (Saturday) Fullarton’s, Troon, Ayrshire

January 17th (Thursday) Southside Sesssions, Linen 1906, Glasgow

January 13th (Sunday) Indoor Busking @ Brewbar Espresso, Leeds

January 11th (Friday) The Rude Shipyard, Sheffield

January 10th (Thursday) Redhouse, Sheffield

January 9th (Wednesday) Grapevine @ Bedfords, Norwich

January 8th (Tuesday) Leaf, Bold Street, Liverpool

January 5th (Saturday) Heebie Jeebies, Liverpool

January 3rd (Thursday) Camp & Furnace, Liverpool

January 2nd (Wednesday) The Angel, Grosmont, Abergavenny


December 26th (Wednesday, Boxing Day) The Prince Albert, Stroud

The Herons! Gipsy Tour 2013 kicks off with a farewell-to-home gig at our beloved Prince Albert.

November 15th (Thursday) The Folkroom @ The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, LONDON N1 0XT

Herons! head a triple bill with
Folkroom favourites Dollboy and Indigo Earth. Join the Facebook event here

September 30th (Sunday) An & Steven’s Tea Party, Gent, Belgium

Aidan and Ben perform at a house in Gent. For more details, watch this space or check or follow @heronstheband on Twitter for updates.

September 28th(Friday) La Gougoutte à Pépé, 135 Avenue De l’Hippodrome, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

Doors 20:00, entry free.

September 27th (Thursday) Le Blogg, 14 Rue Crepet, 69007 Lyon, France

Doors 21:00, free entry.

September 26th (Wednesday) Le Dessous du Cep, Le Vivier, 69820 Fleurie, France

Aidan and Ben play an intimate gig at a vineyard run by friends from Dublin! It’s free in (though we’ll pass a hat around) and the show starts when everybody decides they’re ready.

September 22nd (Saturday) Why Not, 81 Avenue Grande-Duchesse Charlotte, L-3441 Dudelange, Luxembourg

Doors 21:00, free entry.

September 20th (Thursday) Alterez-Vouz, Place Des Brabançons 6a, Louvain La Neuve, Belgium

Doors 21:00, €4/5 entry.

August 31st – Sept 2nd Stroud Fringe Festival

We’ll be playing, promoting, baking and folking. And this year, Herons! are teaming up with The Birds’ Nest to present our very own stage at Cornhill. Bring on the Fringe!

July 13th – 15th Making The Sound Of Loneliness at Latitude Festival

Our Ben will be performing in Making The Sound Of Loneliness, a theatre piece exploring the works of Sam Shepard, which he composed and performed the music for last year, with actor Jack Tarlton and director Simon Usher.

June 24th (Sunday) Bikes In The Park, Stratford Park, STROUD

Transition Stroud hosts a day of sponsored bike rides, picnics in Stratford Park, market stalls and free events for all ages.

June 16th (Saturday) Beatroot Rendez-Vous Bloomsday Special, The Prince Albert, STROUD, GLOS

Marking the day that James Joyce’s masterpiece Ulysses takes place, Herons! will be performing a set of songs inspired by literature. Join the Facebook event. Free Entry.

June 15th (Friday) Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival, CHELTENHAM

Music, food and drink. Our favourite combination. and it’s very cheap to get in too:

May 6th (Sunday) The Vine, CHELTENHAM

April 11th (Wednesday) Folkroom @ The Queen’s Head, Acton St. Kings Cross, LONDON

February 11th (Saturday) Daylight Sessions @ Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, LONDON N1 2UN

Afternoon gig featuring Piney Gir and Mara Carlyle. Doors 11:45, we’re on at 12. Free entry.


December 2nd & 3rd (Fri & Sat) Herons! 24 hour Busking Bonanza, many different locations around Stroud, GLOS.

Fundraiser for our second album, full schedule coming soon, see facebook for more details.

November 20th (Sunday) The Sunday Sessions at The Vine, 47 High Street, Cheltenham GL50 1DX

Doors 20:00.

October 28th (Friday) Kane’s Records, 14 Kendrick Street, Stroud GL5 1AA

We’ll be doing an in-store gig at our favourite indie record shop.  You can buy the album there, too.  Doors and drinks from 19:00, and it’s free in.  Free out, too.

October 15th (Saturday) The Prince Albert, Rodborough Hill, Stroud

Herons! headline at our beloved Prince Albert pub, with support from the amazing Vena Portae, the collaborative project of Emily Barker and Dom Coyote.

September 30th (Friday) The Subscription Rooms, Stroud, GL5 1AE

Herons! have the good fortune to headline the opening night of The Sub Rooms’ Friday music night.

September 3rd & 4th (Saturday & Sunday) Folk in a Box at Stroud Fringe

Emily Barker & friends will be giving intimate performances in what may be the world’s smallest venue.  See the Herons! page for more details.

September 3rd (Saturday) Stroud Fringe 2011

Herons! are chuffed to be playing the Bank Gardens stage at the Stroud Fringe, by the church in Stroud.  Our set will be at 16:30, and it’s free to watch so please come along!

August 27th (Saturday) Tom Waits Tribute Night at The Prince Albert, Rodborough Hill, Stroud

Ben will be performing his favourite song from the album Heartattack and Vine, and Tom & Anna will be playing a religious piece (wink wink).  Entry is free, doors open at 16:00. The event will run until 01:30, but last entry is at 23:00. For more details, visit

July 31st (Sunday) Vinestock, The Vine, 47 High Street, Cheltenham, GLOS

This mini-festival will be going on from 15:00 until late.  We’ll be playing at 20:00.  Should be a bit of craic.

June 16th (Thursday) The Prince Albert, Rodborough, Stroud, Gloucestershire

We’re very pleased to be opening for the lovely Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo at Stroud’s premier music venue.

April 19th (Tuesday) River Cottage Canteen, Trinity Square, AXMINSTER, Devon, EX13 5AN

If there was ever an OMG moment, then this is it. We’re very excited to be playing at (and of course eating at) the River Cottage Canteen. From the sounds of it, this will be an unplugged, intimate gig, which is our favourite kind. Please come down, Devonians!

April 12th (Tuesday) The Star Anise Arts Café, 1 Gloucester Street, STROUD, Gloucestershire, GL5 1QG

Playing with our good friends Hermes, and Pepe Belmonte as he tours the country in support of the ever-rarer indie record store.  The Star Anise is a Stroud institution, and we’re really excited to play it, and hopefully make new Stroudie friends!  Doors open at 19:00, entry £4 (£2 with concession).

April 6th (Wednesday) Atelier 210, Chaussée Saint-Pierre 210, 1040 BRUXELLES

Playing with Aidan and the Italian Weather Ladies at their official Live and Sans Souci EP launch.  See: or for details.

April 2nd (Saturday) Sans Souci Social Club, BRUXELLES

Playing at our favourite venue on earth with Aidan and the Italian Weather Ladies (unofficial Live and Sans Souci EP launch).  See: for details.

March4th (Friday)The Vaults, 5 Beeches Road, CIRENCESTER GL7 1BN

With hermes and Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies.

January 25th (Tuesday) Beatroot Rendezvous @ The Old Queens Head, 44 Essex Road, LONDON N1 8LN

Our old friend Jenny Lindfors will also be playing on the night, and she’s f***ing amazing.