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Daisybell

Daisybell

Out of the far corners of Warwickshire came Daisybell, a songwriter from the north, a harmony specialist from the south and a multi-instrumentalist from the east. They share a love of traditional folk music, home cooked food and Joe Browns fashion. Since their first rehearsal in February 2016, Daisybell have headlined at folk clubs in Nuneaton, Atherstone, Bedworth and Warwick as well as venturing to the wilds of Leicestershire and Oxfordshire. The original songs, traditional arrangements and occasional quirky covers are performed by Katherine Fear on stringy things, Ginny White on tappy stuff and Anya Fay on tooty tunes.

Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne

Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne

A musician since the age of 6, Cohen took to squeezeboxes in his teens and has since developed into a fine player of both the melodeon and anglo concertina.

As an instrumentalist Cohen is experienced in playing for dancing, playing as part of groups, both as an accompanying and as a lead instrument, and playing as a soloist.

Cohen is also a well-regarded singer and in 2014 won Bromyard Folk Festival’s Future of Young Folk Award for singing.

Cohen’s main passion is for songs and tunes from the English tradition.

Reg Meuross

Reg Meuross

Reg’s clever and imaginative lyrics have earned him the title of “Master Storyteller” (PennyBlack Music) and led Mike Harding (Mike Harding Folk Show) to introduce him onto the stage of The Royal Albert Hall as “one of the finest singer-songwriters this country has produced”. Whether it’s a village hall or the Albert Hall, Reg brings to the stage a collection of extremely beautiful songs, performed with humour and depth, and sung with the voice of an angel. Reg has that rare gift of being able to touch people, through his songs and performance, on a really human level. His words and music paint pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung.

Georgia Lewis and Ross Grant

Georgia Lewis and Ross Grant

Exploring folk tales old and new, Georgia Lewis blends ballads of nature, love, loss and longing with great depth and passion. Nominated for the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Folk Horizon Award, winner of the Future of Young Folk Award, Ely Band Competition and Priddy’s, recently revived, Agility Mendip Stepping Competition, Georgia’s been “making a name for herself through really well received concerts” Julie Fowlis. Her debut album ‘The Bird Who Sings Freedom’ was described as “an impeccable British folk album” (Songlines) and received a glowing five-star review from Rock’n’Reel magazine. With her “delicately expressive voice” (fRoots), accordion and whistle she is described as having a “fine musicianship and authentic feel” (Living Trad) Georgia’s energy is hard to beat!

She will be joined by Ross Grant, the talented singer and violinist who performs with Inlay and Will Pound.

Panic Circus

Panic Circus is the life work of Chris Panic and his family .Bringing his lifelong experience of work with children to a Circus outfit that brings the best workshops and performances to the festival scene. A full children’s festival in itself, the red & yellow striped tent is a familiar and much loved sight at the festival.

Enjoy storytelling, circus skills, puppet shows, bubble fun, parachute games and much much MORE

Thu – Sun

Inlay

Inlay

Offering something for all tastes in folk, INLAY are a forward thinking folk group. With the aid of fiddle, guitar, accordion, effects, loops and vocal harmonies, they blend traditional material with self-penned compositions.

Katie Spencer

Katie Spencer

Like the expressionistic brushstrokes of a landscape painter, Katie Spencer conjures vivid landscapes through the medium of song. Curating intimate studies using her unique finger picked acoustic guitar style and an assured warm voice, Spencer underlines the sense of space that surrounds her home by the sea in Hornsea, East Yorkshire.

The striking imagery that rings through her ethereal songs creates a universe of sound and storytelling. Her mesmeric live performances have seen her play world-renowned stages, at the likes of Cambridge Folk Festival and Celtic Connections as she assembles a dedicated fanbase from all corners of the country.

This year saw Spencer embarking on a UK tour in celebration of her brand-new album Weather Beaten, a flawless and flowing ten track journey that encapsulates her intimate live performance style. Produced by Spencer Cozens, long-time collaborator of John Martyn and Joan Armatrading, the sound of the album is clear and bright, bringing a precision and boldness reminiscent of the best ‘ECM’ modern jazz albums which naturally pairs with the warm and hazy folk sound that envelops Katie’s style.

At just 22 years old Spencer has built up an extremely respected profile within the national acoustic music scene, sharing the stage with musicians of outstanding calibre such as Danny Thompson and Ted McKenna, and continuing to receive glowing reviews of both her live performances and recorded works.

Keith Donnelly

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 most fantastic stories!
Some of them happen to have tunes and guitar accompaniment [songs!]
Most of them are true [at least that’s what he says!]
Some of them he makes up [at least that’s what he says!]
Most of them are very funny [at least…]
Some are very short [jokes!]
Some are a bit longer [anecdotes/routines!]
Some of them are mainly for youngsters [from 2 to 102!]
Some for older audiences [3 and a half to 103 (and a half!)

Les Barker

Les Barker

The unforgettable poet returns with his beautifully crafted wordsmithery that will leave your mouth hurting on the sides with laughter. Genius.