Author: 2022 Folk Festival

Rosie Hood and Lucy Huzzard
Artist, Performer
Rosie Hood & Lucy Huzzard

Rosie Hood (vocals/tenor guitar) is known for her strong, pure voice and captivating performances as well as her poetic writing and honest interpretations of traditional songs. A former BBC Performing Arts Fellow and Horizon Folk Award nominee, Rosie has become more than purely a traditional singer and her first solo album The Beautiful & The

The Finn Collinson Band
Artist, Performer
The Finn Collinson Band

The Finn Collinson Band create dynamic English folk music for the 21st Century. Fronted by Finn’s distinctive tune-writing and trademark recorder style, the band has been gaining a strong reputation on the folk and acoustic circuit since the release of Finn’s acclaimed debut album ‘Call To Mind’ in 2019. Their sound was described by Spiral

Zach Johnson
Artist, Performer
Zach Johnson

Zach Johnson is an indie/folk singer/songwriter from South-East England, writing lyrically-driven songs that feature his intricate guitar playing and powerful vocals. He has been touring extensively for the last four years, performing all over the country to great response. Most recently, Zach released his single, New Blockbuster, which has gained extensive radio play and critical

Granny's Attic
Artist, Performer
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 musicians, fine singers and play a range of English, Irish and Scottish traditional

Keith Donnelly and the Shantyskeptics
Artist, Performer
Keith Donnelly & The Shantyskeptics

The craziest nautical hijinks since the parting of the Red Sea! (About which they also have a shanty by the way!). We proudly present the world premiere of this all-new piece of hilarious, maritime-madcappery. Ably assisted by his merry, motley, multifarious crew – ‘Bosun’ Bill Bates and Des ‘Sea-Dog’ Patalong, Kap’n Keith offers, for your

Janice Burns and Jon Doran
Artist, Performer
Janice Burns and Jon Doran

Janice Burns & Jon Doran are a folk duo based in the North-East of England who formed in 2017 after discovering their shared love for traditional song. Their compelling storytelling comes alive through tight vocal harmonies and thoughtful interplay between mandolin and bouzouki. A connection with vibrant repertoire captures feelings of familiarity, unveiling a respect

The Wilderness Yet
Artist, Performer
The Wilderness Yet

The Wilderness Yet combines the acclaimed talents of folksinger Rosie Hodgson, traditional fiddler Rowan Piggott, and guitarist-flautist Philippe Barnes. Independently, they have earned audiences’ esteem as consummate musicians; together, they weave a tapestry of traditional and self-penned songs with a charm and familarity that is usually only found in seasoned line-ups.​

Nancy Kerr and James Fagan
Artist, Performer
Nancy Kerr and James Fagan

Long standing, well loved Anglo-Australian duo. Multi BBC Folk award winners including the inaugural Horizon award and Best Duo 2003 and 2011. The sheer abundance of distilled poetry on display is inspiring. And when it unravels in such a moving lyrical way, such as this, it will remain in the audience’s minds for a long

Will Pound's A Day Will Come
Artist, Performer
Will Pound’s A Day Will Come

Acclaimed harmonica and melodeon player Will Pound is embarking on a musical journey across the states of the European Union, to discover and unveil the diversity and common ground of their traditional music and song. From the lively Swedish polska to the upbeat Italian tarantella, the lilt of the Irish jig, to buoyant French bourées,

Nancy Kerr
Artist, Headliner
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 the tensions between rural and urban life. Nancy is one