Show Of Hands

Show Of Hands

Saturday. Show of Hands are undeniably one of the strongest current forces in acoustic music – England’s finest and most popular roots duo and something of a “people’s band”. “Formidable operators in the roots arena. A class act” The Independent   Show of Hands have unequivocally become one of the leading forces in British folk.Continue Reading

Korrontzi

Korrontzi

Saturday. A Highlight of 2016 – great to have them back! Korrontzi folk band (Mungia, Basque Country, 2004) were formed by trikitixa player Agus Barandiaran. His purpose was to give Basque Country folk music and Basque ancestral and traditional sounds a contemporary aspect but always within the scope of a music based on the trikitixaContinue Reading

Granny’s Attic

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 traditionalContinue Reading

Megson

Megson

Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs HannaContinue Reading

Gnoss

Gnoss

Gnoss are a dynamic four-piece of fiddle, flute, guitar and percussion, that tackle energetic tune sets and driving folk song with a ‘maturity of ability many of a greater age will envy’ (Living Tradition). All current students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Graham Rorie, Aidan Moodie, Connor Sinclair and Craig Baxter have been tippedContinue Reading

Luke Daniels

Luke Daniels

Described by Songlines as “a future classic” and by Acoustic Magazine as “an enchanting delight” ★★★★ award-winning singer and composer brings his solo show which uses an original 19th century Polyphon machine as part of the performance. Live, clockwork and sampled sound beautifully crafted into modern morality tales and intriguing instrumental music. Luke’s work asContinue Reading

Moore Moss Rutter

Moore Moss Rutter

A series of remarkable gigs has heightened the sense of anticipation around the reunion of Tom Moore, Archie Churchill-Moss and Jack Rutter in the trio that won them the 2011 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. Now seven years on, having toured with with some of the biggest and best acts in contemporary folk music,Continue Reading

Les Barker

Les Barker by Chris Radcliffe

Les Barker writes strange poems and comes from originally from Manchester, but he’s now Welsh. He was an accountant before he became a professional idiot. He’s written 85 books, which sell in large numbers at his gigs because people don’t quite believe what they’ve just heard. His poems have spawned a number of folk heroes:Continue 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