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Spa Strummers

Spa Strummers

Leamington Spa’s ukulele band – formed 10 years ago are an accomplished crowd-pleasing ensemble with the emphasis on fun. Comprising a mix of local talent they have a large repertoire and can put together sets to suit any occasion. They have played extensively from Norfolk to Neath, at prestigious events and many festivals. They have a lively line of banter, and love audience participation and singalongs. The instruments are ukuleles of every type and size, including the bass and a unique slide uke. Songs are well known feelgood sing-along hits from all decades, plus numbers from shows and films, from the great American songbook, comedy numbers and even lilting Hawaiian songs.

The Sambassadors

The Sambassadors

The Sambassadors are thrilled and proud to be back at the festival this year. Consistently a firm favourite the Leamington based band will be creating a carnival atmosphere in Warwick once more. If you’d like to join the band speak to any band member.

As The Heron

As The Heron

‘As the Heron’ is a collaborative project between Gary Painting (Crybb/Cross the Border) and Lauren South (Greengrass). Mixing harmonies, fiddle, guitar, bouzouki and shruti box in a compelling mix of both original and reworked traditional songs.

Stacey McNeill and Jonathan Smith

Stacey McNeill and Jonathan Smith

North Wales based Stacey McNeill & Jonathan Smith are a singer/songwriter duo, formed in early 2020.

​Stacey and Jonathan’s joint musical journey began by chance in early 2020 when the two realised their close musical alignment in song writing and harmony.

​Since then, the pair have co-written and created a number of songs from across the breadth of the singer-songwriter genres, with a lean towards an acoustic folk sound, complimented by hints of country and pop. With their song ‘Between the Lines’ reaching the finals in the internationally recognised Blues and Roots song competition, and a further three songs achieving semi-finalist status in the UK Songwriting Competition, Stacey and Jonathan are set to release their third collection of self-penned songs in the summer of 2021.

​Taking influences in their individual and joint writing from the likes of Ron Sexsmith, Nanci Griffith, John Prine and The Civil Wars, the duo’s moving and heartfelt song writing provides an emotional, unfeigned look at the real world through the lens of earthy metaphors and delicate imagery. While leaning towards a largely acoustic sound, their more recent releases showcase the breadth of the duo’s style and musical flexibility, with songs from diverse genres including latin, contemporary ballads and American bluegrass.

Wolly the Clown

Clown/mime and jester –

Wolly is one of the funniest and most talented performers around.

He combines gentle clowning techniques, mime, circus skills and uninhibited audience participation. His hightly visual style moves from HilariousPhysical comedy to breathtakingly dangerous stunts. His finale needs to be be seen to be believed.

Fri & Sat

Warwick Folk Festival Choir

Warwick Folk Festival Choir

Would you like to perform at this year’s Warwick Folk Festival?

* NO auditions, NO Military Wives, NO Gareth Malone, NO revolving chairs, NO Simon Cowell !!!!
* No need to be able to read music – all songs taught by ear.
* Be part of an open-access 6-week choir, singing all manner of great songs from around the World
* Perform to your friends and a wonderfully supportive audience at the internationally-renowned Warwick Folk Festival
* Free entry to the Festival Site on the Sunday
* Receive mp3 (music files) of the harmony parts (so you can catch up if you have to miss a week)

Come and join over 50 enthusiastic singers on Monday evenings in Warwick
for a series of sessions leading to a couple of short, informal performances at the Festival on the Sunday in July. Over 6 weeks we will be singing a cracking selection of a cappella harmony folk songs from around the world. The sessions, run by popular local choir leader Bruce Knight, will be fun and lively and satisfy both the beginner and the seasoned a cappella singer.

The Canny Band

The Canny Band

A collaboration born from a love of traditional music and fuelled by student poverty, The Canny Band are an eclectic trad trio based in Glasgow. Sam Mabbett (button accordion) and Michael Biggins (piano) formed the band in 2016 and since then have been crowned finalists of the Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections and supported bands such as Vasen. With the recent addition of Callum Convoy (bodhran), the trio have arranged some new and exciting music for your delights.

Boundless Brothers

Boundless Brothers

British, Americana-Pop/Rock 3 piece dedicated to creating music with electric and acoustic sounds.
They blend voices together to create 3 part harmonies, adding depth and magic to their live performances.
Forming in 2014, they’ve built up a well respected reputation across the South West of England.
Living in Cornwall, following their passion for playing Live Music and Recording.
The band have been performing relentlessly to bring their music to audiences of all ages.

Having supported artists such as:
The Proclaimers, Newton Faulkner, The Red Nex and Top Loader, the band are in high demand across the UK.
With 8 Singles and 2 EP’s under their belt, they have been described as ‘ones to watch’. 

Dom Prag

Dom Prag

Southampton based singer-songwriter bringing together folk, blues and intricate classical guitar.
Dom Prag has been described as “Brighton’s best-kept secret talent”.

Singing songs of passion, loss, comical social disasters and everyday fears, this is singer-songwriting at its finest. Dom Prag’s perfomances feature raw musical talent, savoury guitar skills and poetic original writing.

Dom Prag is emerging as a fresh new folk talent. Currently operating anywhere he gets an invitation, Prag performs as a solo artist these days but used to play with The Knight’s Project and with his own band, The Toast.

Steve Tilston and Hugh Bradley

Steve Tilston and Hugh Bradley

Steve is one of our most celebrated song smiths, widely recognised within the world of folk and contemporary music; the words, arrangements and subtle, quite superb guitar playing could be no one else.

Fatea Awards Male Vocalist of the Year 2015, proof if needed, that after more than 45 years in the business Steve can still deliver the goods; Truth to Tell one of The Telegraph’s best folk albums of 2015 too.

The writer of such classic songs as The Slipjigs and Reels and the award-winning The Reckoning. He’s toured with John Renbourn’s Ship of Fools, traditional singer Maggie Boyle (the classic recordings Of Moor and Mesa and All Under the Sun), as guitarist with Ballet Rambert, with Maartin Allcock & Pete Zorn in WAZ! with Brooks Williams and with his daughter Martha. Plus collaborations with alt-country band The Durbervilles and old Bristol pals Keith Warmington and Stuart Gordon as the Steve Tilston Trio.

Steve is joined by the extremely talented Hugh Bradley who will be playing the double bass.