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Author: Folk Festival 2020

Will Pound's A Day Will Come

Will Pound’s A Day Will Come

Depicting the traditions of a continent, acclaimed harmonica and melodeon player Will Pound takes a musical journey across the states of the European Union to discover and unveil the diversity and common ground of traditional music and song. From the lively Swedish polska to the...

Nancy Kerr

Nancy Kerr

Already a respected interpreter of traditional material, Nancy’s emergence as a writer of rare style has drawn comparisons to William Blake in her reawakening of a radical folk mythology as a backdrop for contemporary narratives about love and conflict, motherhood, migration, hardship and jubilation, and...

Warwick Castle - Warwick Folk Festival 2020

New Decade: NEW SITE!

CASTLE PARK At the start of its fifth decade, Warwick Folk Festival is excited to be moving for its 41st festival…closer to town and adjacent to the castle. Its new more accessible site, will be the Castle Park. This wonderful new home is in an area dedicated...

RURA

RURA

RURA are a multi award-winning act, and one of Scotland’s most popular folk-based bands.With three heralded albums – most recently, 2018’s lauded In Praise of Home, inspired by themes of belonging, heritage, and a sense of place – and extensive international touring, RURA are one...

The Young 'Uns

The Young’uns (Saturday)

Teesside trio The Young’uns have always had the human touch. In the space of little more than a decade - and just five years after giving up their day jobs - they have become one of UK folk music’s hottest properties and best- loved acts....

Le Vent du Nord

Le Vent du Nord (Sunday)

The award winning and highly acclaimed band Le Vent du Nord is a leading force in Quebec’s progressive francophone folk movement.  The group’s vast repertoire draws from both traditional sources and original compositions, while enhancing it’s hard-driving soulful music (rooted in...

Seth Lakeman in concert

Seth Lakeman (Thursday)

2020 marks the 400th anniversary of The Mayflower ship setting off to the Americas. The ship carried British and Dutch passengers with hopes of fresh settlement, and who were famously met by the Wampanoag first nation tribe upon their arrival. Bottling the spirit of the...

Show of Hands

Show of Hands (Friday)

The trio has expanding to include master percussionist Cormac Byrne who returns with his blistering additions by popular demand. There’s no doubt that Show of Hands the four-piece, now something of a supergroup, and their combined musicianship is guaranteed to sound nothing...