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

Kitty Macfarlane

Kitty Macfarlane

Kitty Macfarlane is a Somerset-based singer and songwriter. Her lyrics combine honest snapshots of everyday humanity with the bigger questions that have connected minds and voices for centuries, driven by her own fingerpicked guitar. As well as the release of her debut EP Tide & Time – featuring Sam Kelly (co-producer), Jamie Francis, Lukas Drinkwater,Continue Reading

Shooting Roots

Summer is finally here and that means it’s time for some Shooting Roots fun! This year at Warwick, Shooting Roots will be running Craft and Ceilidh Project workshops for 12-17 year-olds. The workshops are run by an assortment of young, enthusiastic tutors who make them as welcoming, inclusive, and fun as possible for beginners andContinue Reading

Steamchicken

Steamchicken

Ceilidh-swing swing veterans Steamchicken return to the concert circuit with a re-invented set, a new hard hitting sound and the fabulous Amy Kakoura on vocals. Folk with a twist, with huge dollop of blues and ska, the powerful four-piece horn section drives a set featuring mostly original material together with their own take on aContinue 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

The Exmouth Shanty Men

The Exmouth Shanty Men

Devon’s ‘original buoy band’ first burst on to the folk scene in 2007 and their continually growing reputation has been founded on the authenticity and integrity of their performance. They have played the 2012 Olympics in Weymouth & the Tall Ships Regatta in both Waterford (Eire) & Falmouth (England); and many Festivals across the UKContinue 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

Hand to Mouth Theatre

Equally loved by adults and children, Hand To Mouth Theatre is Martin Bridle and Su Eaton. Together, they have been creating and performing high quality, intelligent and popular puppet and shadow puppet theatre for more than 30 years. They combine acting, music and puppets to create shows for family audiences. A must see. This year theyContinue Reading