notorious J.I.G

notorious J.I.G is the brainchild of electronica aficionados, trad tune devotees and ceilidh dance cognoscenti. Mixing the hottest breaks from old school and modern hip hop, disco and funk with blistering traditional tunes on fiddle and accordion. Whether you’re a ceilidh junkie or family first-timer, festival fashionista or full on beat-seeker, notorious J.I.G are bringin’Continue Reading

Vishtèn

Vishtèn

For over a decade, the Acadian trio Vishtèn has dazzled audiences with its fiery blend of traditional French songs and original instrumentals that fuse Celtic and Acadian genres with a modern rock sensibility and indie-folk influences. Lauded as “traditional but fiercely up-to-the- moment” (Penguin Eggs), this band from Canada’s east coast has been recognized asContinue Reading

Daoirí Farrell

Daoirí Farrell

A former electrician, who decided to change profession after seeing Christy Moore perform on Irish TV, Dublin-born traditional singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell is being described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years, and hasContinue Reading

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 they are brought to lifeContinue Reading

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 Ferry-Kennington Eilish Ferry-Kennington Cath Tyler Bekka Bojanowski

The Trials of Cato

The Trials of Cato

Hailing from North Wales and Yorkshire, The Trials of Cato returned to the UK from Beirut, Lebanon in the winter of 2016. Since then their feet have barely touched the ground as their eclectic brand of folk music – encompassing 18th century ballads all the way up to self-penned stomping dance tunes – has seenContinue Reading

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 widelyContinue Reading

Keith Donnelly

Keith Donnelly by John S Wright

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 most fantasticContinue Reading

Ian Bland

Ian Bland

Melbourne based singer songwriter – musical influences include country, celtic, and folk with stories drawn from rural and urban Australia. A career spanning over thirty years, the words and music of Ian Bland are an intrinsic part of the fabric of Melbourne’s music scene. He has been playing and recording his own unique brand ofContinue Reading

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 from long before their involvement inContinue Reading