Saturday

Show Of Hands

Show Of Hands

Saturday. Show of Hands are undeniably one of the strongest current forces in acoustic music – England’s finest and most popular roots duo and something of a “people’s band”. “Formidable operators in the roots arena. A class act” The Independent   Show of Hands have…

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Korrontzi

Korrontzi

Saturday. A Highlight of 2016 - great to have them back! Korrontzi folk band (Mungia, Basque Country, 2004) were formed by trikitixa player Agus Barandiaran. His purpose was to give Basque Country folk music and Basque ancestral and traditional sounds a contemporary aspect but always within the…

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Granny's Attic

Granny’s Attic

Granny’s Attic – Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (Melodeon, Concertina, Vocals), George Sansome (Guitar, Vocals) and Lewis Wood (Fiddle, Mandolin, Vocals) – are a folk trio who play the tradition with verve, energy and their own inimitable style. These three young men are all exceptional…

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Megson

Megson

Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving…

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Gnoss

Gnoss

Gnoss are a dynamic four-piece of fiddle, flute, guitar and percussion, that tackle energetic tune sets and driving folk song with a ‘maturity of ability many of a greater age will envy’ (Living Tradition). All current students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Graham Rorie, Aidan…

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Luke Daniels

Luke Daniels

Described by Songlines as “a future classic” and by Acoustic Magazine as “an enchanting delight” ★★★★ award-winning singer and composer brings his solo show which uses an original 19th century Polyphon machine as part of the performance. Live, clockwork and sampled sound beautifully…

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Moore Moss Rutter

Moore Moss Rutter

A series of remarkable gigs has heightened the sense of anticipation around the reunion of Tom Moore, Archie Churchill-Moss and Jack Rutter in the trio that won them the 2011 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. Now seven years on, having toured with with some of the biggest and best acts in contemporary…

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Les Barker by Chris Radcliffe

Les Barker

Les Barker writes strange poems and comes from originally from Manchester, but he's now Welsh. He was an accountant before he became a professional idiot. He's written 85 books, which sell in large numbers at his gigs because people don't quite believe what they've just heard. His poems have…

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Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith

Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith

Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith are a highly acclaimed folk duo who play traditional and original music of the British Isles. Over the last three years they have built a reputation on the UK folk scene for arresting and moving performances. The songs themselves are always given centre stage but…

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She Shanties

She Shanties

We are a women's shanty crew. We are women. We sing shanties. In 2011 we got together through a love of singing and shanties and we haven't stopped. Sally Gall Sadie Price Ruthie Boycott-Garnett Ruth Price Rachel Hamer Kate Gessey Jo Ellis Freyja Boycott-Garnett Esther…

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Kitty Macfarlane

Kitty Macfarlane

Kitty Macfarlane is a Somerset-based singer and songwriter. Her lyrics combine honest snapshots of everyday humanity with the bigger questions that have connected minds and voices for centuries, driven by her own fingerpicked guitar. As well as the release of her debut EP Tide & Time -…

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Steamchicken

Steamchicken

Ceilidh-swing swing veterans Steamchicken return to the concert circuit with a re-invented set, a new hard hitting sound and the fabulous Amy Kakoura on vocals. Folk with a twist, with huge dollop of blues and ska, the powerful four-piece horn section drives a set featuring mostly original material…

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Jez Lowe

Jez Lowe

A double nomination in the 2015 BBC Folk Awards – for best singer and best new song – was a timely reminder of Jez Lowe’s standing in the UK folk and acoustic music scene. Not only he is one of the busiest live performers in the country, but his songs are among the most widely sung by other…

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The Exmouth Shanty Men

The Exmouth Shanty Men

Devon's 'original buoy band' first burst on to the folk scene in 2007 and their continually growing reputation has been founded on the authenticity and integrity of their performance. They have played the 2012 Olympics in Weymouth & the Tall Ships Regatta in both Waterford (Eire) &…

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Keith Donnelly by John S Wright

Keith Donnelly

Keith can make you laugh, cry or do anything you may or may not want to do. He is an accomplished singer guitarist and writer of national fame. An incomparable funny man, as Jasper Carrot once said 'Keith could make sheep laugh'. There really is no-one else like Keith Donnelly. He tells the…

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Ian Bland

Ian Bland

My performances are packed with rhyme, rhythm, fun and interaction with children and families. Listening and interacting with my work acts as a great inspiration to children in writing workshops. The whole idea of my workshops is to give the children an opportunity to plan, write, edit and perform…

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Paul and Liz Davenport

Paul and Liz Davenport

Paul & Liz are singers, organisers and activists who are involved in a number of projects. These range from song performances to dance, music and publishing on many things in the folk tradition. Although involved in the folk scene since the 1960s, Paul and Liz both have singing connections…

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Tickled Pink

Tickled Pink

TICKLED PINK were formed in 1989. Originally a ceilidh band, they were formed as the perfect antidote to the stiff-starchy Country-dance bands of the time. They set out to be a band that could play Traditional English music that rocked, rather than just being another ‘Folk Rock’ Band. After a…

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Panic Circus

Panic Circus

His flexible teams of versatile Performers and work shoppers are all committed to his people friendly and child centred style. Panic Circus is a new wave non-animal circus-clown-theatre outfit steeped in the continuously evolving tradition of travelling…

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Baby Bops and Toddle Bops

Baby Bops and Toddle Bops is a fun music group for babies (0-12 months), toddlers and their carers. Come and let yourself go with the…

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Dan The Hat

Dan The Hat

Let Dan the Hat take you on a frenzied journey of amazing skills and top notch hilarity. His performances have taken him all over the world ,working in front of thousands of people at thousands of events. Dan the Hat provides skill based trickery and "On the Button" Improvisational Comedy, both…

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