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Jackie Oates sets August release for new album The Joy of Living

The folk star’s album is available to pre-order now.

Jackie Oates
Credit: Jackie Oates

Jackie Oates will release her seventh studio album The Joy of Living on 24th August 2018.

The record is a deeply personal one for Oates and it covers the period where she gave birth to her daughter Rosie and dealt with the passing of her father. The Joy of Living features songs made famous by the folk greats such as Ewan McColl, Lal Waterson and Davey Steele along with carefully picked songs from contemporary artists such as John Lennon and Darwin Deez.

Oates recorded The Joy of Living in her kitchen and she collaborated with fellow Imagined Village alumni and producer Simon Richmond. The album features some of Oates’ friends from the folk world including Mike Cosgrave, Barney Morse Brown, John Parker and Jack Rutter.

It was back in 2003 that Oates started her career when she was a finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards. Since then she has picked up 12 nominations at the BBC Folk Awards.

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You can pre-order The Joy of Living at

You can see Jackie playing at the following dates:


30th June 2018: Folk On The Quay, Poole

7th July 2018: Kimpton Folk Festival
23rd July 2018: Chichester Folk Song Club

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7th August 2018: Sidmouth Folk Week
12th August 2018: Dartmoor Folk Festival
25th August 2018: Oxford Storytelling Festival

15th November 2018: Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham
16th November 2018: Pound Arts Centre, Fordham
17th November 2018: Tuppenny Barn, Emsworth
21st November 2018: The Greystones, Sheffield
24th November 2018: Shelley Theatre, Bournemouth


2nd February 2019: The Arc, Stockton on Tees
8th February 2019: The Platform, Morecambe
9th February 2019: The Met, Bury
10th February 2019: Whitstable Sessions, Whitstable
12th February 2019: Water Rats, London
13th February 2019: West End Centre, Aldershot
15th February 2019: Starcross, Devon
20th February 2019: Aberystwyth Arts Centre

3rd April 2019: Willows Folk Club, Arundel

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