This is the line-up for 2014 so far…

Oysterband

Oysterband

Hello, we’re Oysterband. We make a kind of modern, folk-based British music, acoustic at heart but not always quiet. We’ve been doing this for a long time, and we’re pretty good at it by…

We Banjo 3 +1

We Banjo 3

Exciting, invigorating, virtuosic Irish and Americana banjo music and song. Award-winning quartet We Banjo 3 from Galway, Ireland combine Irish Music with Old-Time American and Bluegrass…

Vin Garbutt

Vin Garbutt

Vin Garbutt has continues his reign as one of the biggest stars in folk music! With his powerful delivery of heart-rending songs, his superb mastery of the tin whistle and his unique ability to be…

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

WINNER: BEST DUO ~ BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2013. Twin daughters and a folk-rock whirlwind forced Kathryn Roberts (Vocals / Piano / Woodwind), and Sean Lakeman (Guitar), to sideline their popular…

The Old Dance School

The Old Dance School

With one foot firmly planted in their folk roots, forward thinking septet The Old Dance School's expansive, cinematic sound combines flavours of folk, classical, electronica and jazz, one moment…

Whapweasel

Whapweasel

Whapweasel are at the forefront of contemporary English roots music weaving colourful strands of folk, rock, ska and East European sounds into a wonderful melee that will leave no toe…

Blackbeards Tea Party

Blackbeard’s Tea Party

Funky folk tunes, storming songs and an infectious stage energy, Blackbeard's Tea Party mix fiddles & squeezeboxes, guitar noise & synth bass, and a feast of international hand percussion to…

The Gren Bartley Band

The Gren Bartley Band

Stunning four part harmonies and intricate string arrangements offer an even deeper intrigue to new material already described as ‘spine tinglingly beautiful’. This new direction for Bartley…

The Will Pound Band

The Will Pound Band

BBC R2 Folk Awards Best Musician nominee and featured artist on Christmas No.1 single for Hillsborough, harmonica player Will Pound  tours with Chris Sarjeant guitar/vocals (Jackie Oates band) ‘a…

James Findlay

James Findlay Trio

James comes from a family of folk singers and his enthusiasm lies firmly within the English tradition.  He is particularly passionate about songs from his home counties of Dorset, Somerset and…

Róisín Bán

Róisín Bán

Róisín Bán was formed in the early months of 2013 following the dissolution of their other individual musical projects. After a few tentative rehearsals they gelled, they found their feet…

Keith Donnelly

Keith Donnelly

Stand-up comic, fall-down comedian, surreal snigger-songwriter, guitar-hero, performance-artist, [tall] story-teller, philophoser, scriptwriter, [none can] compere, man-of-mystery, inner-childminder,…

Jaywalkers

Jaywalkers

The summer of 2012 has seen Jaywalkers – BBC Young Folk Award finalists 2009 – cement their place as one of the most exciting, virtuosic and entertaining young bands working on the British folk…

Hand to Mouth Theatre

Hand to Mouth Theatre

Flights of Fancy is set in a circus of winged-things and tells the tale of a raggedy fledgling learning to fly, while the earthbound puppeteer and stick-in-the-mud musician attempt to get the show…

Twelfth Day

Twelfth Day

Twelfth Day are at the forefront of innovative, modern British folk music.  With a fresh, open minded approach to song and instrumental writing, the duo create an entirely unique sound, interweaving…

Dr Sunshine

Dr Sunshine

  Entertainment for children - songs and games suitable for all ages. Doctor Sunshine's Pavement Show was founded by Dave Hunt ("Doctor Sunshine") and the late Vic Baker ("Professor…

Arthur Mills and the Black Eye Friday

Arthur Mills and the Black Eye Friday

  Local 4 piece acoustic band from Hereford, Arthur Mills and the Black Eye Friday, will be performing at the festival this…

Tom Lewis

Tom Lewis

“Widely acknowledged as North America's finest exponent of contemporary nautical songs” (it sez 'ere) (Canadian Society for Traditional Music), Tom Lewis brings to the stage wry humour, button…

Les Barker

Les Barker

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 77 books, which sell in…

Remi Harris

The Remi Harris Trio

Remi Harris (26) is a self taught guitarist born in Hereford (West Midlands, England) in 1988 to a French Mother and English Father. He is influenced by many different musical styles from Jazz and…

Blue Horyzon

Blue Horyzon

Blue Horyzon began in 2011. They had never dreamed of the success they would receive. Starting as a four piece, the bluegrass band went on their way to play Crediton, Off The Tracks & Guilfest…

Bromyard Folk Festival

Mark Elvins

Mark Elvins as a second generation folkie, has been calling now across four decades (although he did start young!) Over the years Mark has called dances and workshops for numerous clubs in the…

The Merry Tiller

The Merry Tiller

Following ‘Folk at The Fold’s’ much acclaimed production of ‘The Ancient Legacy”, which appeared at both local venues and major festivals in 2011 /12, the team are completing the tour with…

The Bard of Holderness

The Bard of Holderness

The Bard of Holderness is a protest folk singer who hails from the City of Kingston Upon Hull. His style reminiscent to a Northern modern day Billy Bragg. The Bard (aka Chris Jordan) first played…

The Falconers

The Falconers

Based in Bromyard, Herefordshire, The Falconers English Folk Dance Band was formed in 1975, initially to play for the fortnightly folk dance club that still meets in the town, but quickly playing to…

Phil Bassindale

Phil Bassindale

Phil Bassindale used to dance with a morris dancing team in London before getting in contact with the Bristol Morris Men when he moved to the city. Fresh faced, with plenty of enthusiasm – Philip…

Bromyard Folk Festival

Will Hall

Will Hall is a both a concertina player and caller; he is the resident caller with Monty’s Maggot (although the band regularly work with other callers) and he has called with just about every major…

Bromyard Folk Festival

Jo Moore

Sunjay Brayne

Sunjay Brayne

Winner of the Wath Festival Young Performers Award 2012, BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Nominee 2012 & New Roots Competition Finalist 2012, Sunjay’s accolades are formidable for somebody who…

The Drystones

The Drystones

The Drystones are a young (still doing their A levels) lively folk duo from Priddy Somerset playing violin, guitar and whistle, who have made a big splash since they formed in July 11. They won the…

Monty's Maggot

Monty’s Maggot

Monty's Maggot play traditional English music for English ceilidhs and country dances. Our captivating tunes are played with infectious rhythm, energy and lift (and if we play a tune that…

Bromyard Folk Festival

Double Dichotomy

Established and talented musicians Vic Smith on accordion and Mollie Koenigsberger on violin will be treating us to their dance music. Mollie has been playing the violin for over fifty five years,…

Winter Wilson

Winter Wilson

After meeting in a pub session, Dave & Kip's first musical collaboration was with folk-rock band Ragtrade, playing a mix of traditional and modern covers, with a few of Dave's original…

Bob Hall and Hilary Blythe

Bob Hall and Hilary Blythe

Dynamic duo performing an eclectic mix of roots music, boogie, blues, jazz, folk and original songs on piano, bass, guitar and mandolin Building on Bob’s long career as an internationally…

Granny's Attic

Granny’s Attic

Granny's Attic are a folk trio from the English Midlands, with members Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (Melodeon, Concertina, Vocals), George Sansome (Guitar, Vocals) and Lewis Wood (Fiddle, Mandolin,…

Steffi and Jack

Steffi and Jack

  Steffi & Jack are a newly formed folk duo based in Greenwich, London. Brought together through their training at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and a shared passion…

Graeme Knights

Graeme Knights

Graeme’s involvement with folk music goes back over 20 years. He was director of the Doncaster Folk Festival for several years and has been involved in the running of several clubs. Graeme enjoyed…

Jim Mageean

Jim Mageean

Known as "Shanty Jim" for many years, his knowledge of sea songs, infectious enthusiasm, and powerful singing made him the obvious choice to set up a Tyneside shanty group. The first influence on him…

Paul and Liz Davenport

Paul and Liz Davenport

Paul & Liz are natives of the East Coast of Yorkshire. Both were born and bred in Kingston upon Hull and both have close links with the sea and the coastal industries on the fringe of the North…

Elliott Morris

Elliott Morris

With hundreds of gigs behind him – and a coveted Danny Kyle Award from Celtic Connections 2013 – Elliott Morris has a formidable reputation as one of the hardest-working and most sought-after…

Lil Jimmy Reed

Lil Jimmy Reed

  Born in the late 1930's, to the parents of Morris and Velma Atkins, Leon Atkins (aka- LiL Jimmy Reed), is a native of Hardwood Louisiana, a small town outside of the City Baton Rouge. He…

Jess Morgan

Jess Morgan

Jess Morgan is a singer-songwriter who is steadily building a name for herself in roots and folk music at home and away. Accompanied by acoustic guitar Jess’s style has been likened to that of the…

Jess Smith

Jess Smith

Jess Smith is a Scottish Traveller from generations of misty wanderers. From age 5-15 she lived with a large family in an old blue bus. They travelled across Britain, fruit picking and potato…

Bromyard Folk Festival

Andy Davies

Bromyard Folk Festival

Tunewrights

Bordewey Young

Bordewey/Young Band

Dave Bordewey Vocals, Guitar, Fiddle, Mandola, Bodhran, Bass Drum. Dave Young Melodeon, Anglo Concertina. Dave Bordewey has been involved with folk music for more years than he cares to remember.…

Speake and Lowe

Speake and Lowe

Malcolm Speake and Chris Lowe have been telling stories and singing songs for more years than they care to remember. They were both born just after the end of the Second World War in the Midland City…

Bromyard Folk Festival

Heather Knights

Sam Mabett and Dylan Cairns-Howarth

Sam Mabbett and Dylan Cairns-Howarth

Sam Mabbett and Dylan Cairns-Howarth (aged 17 and 16 respectively) are a young traditional music duo playing tunes that range from Ireland to Africa. Dylan lives near Aberystwyth, West Wales and is…

Hilary Herbert

Hilary Herbert

Hilary Herbert has been dancing and calling for many years and greatly enjoys both activities. Having started calling at barn dances, PTAs etc, she is now well known nationally as a caller / teacher…

Rowan Robinson

Rowan Robinson

Rowan Robinson is a folk guitarist and singer based in the North East. Whilst not playing folk, he does have a second (secret) passion, which is Physics. For this he is currently working towards a…

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Tony Burt Band

Singer songwriter without obvious label, but try folkish, poetic, sometimes rocky, even a bit bluesy, quite catchy at times. The Tony Burt Band comprises Tony Burt on vocals, guitar and mandola,…

Jan's Van

Jan Edgecombe’s Blackboard Van

Entertainment for children of all ages Chalks, paints and templates. Jan’s Van is an interchangeable stage for self-expression in design, dance and drama. Body socks, dressing up clothes,…

Soft Option by Bob Hindley

Soft Option

Soft Option are probably one of the longest established Appalachian dance sides in Worcestershire and have been performing since the early nineties.  They are fortunate to have an extremely patient…