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This was the line-up for 2017 – next year’s coming soon…

Le Vent du Nord

Le Vent du Nord

Mouth music and musical families. Deep history and playful innovation. Quebec’s Le Vent du Nord knows how to turn the lost past into intense and beautiful performances that push their roots in…

Jamie Smith's Mabon

Jamie Smith’s Mabon

Jamie Smith's MABON is a band beyond borders. Their members range across the British Isles, based in Wales, England and the Isle of Man - and their original, InterCeltic music is rooted in the…

The Mighty Doonans

The Mighty Doonans

The Mighty Doonans have a deserved reputation for their imaginative and innovative interpretations of traditional and contemporary songs. With brass, drums, keyboards, electric guitars and amazing…

Ímar

Ímar

There are many reasons to be excited about new Glasgow-based five-piece Ímar – not least a line-up featuring current and former members of Mànran, RURA, Talisk, Barrule, Cara, Mabon and The…

Rusty Shackle

Rusty Shackle

Welsh indie-roots band Rusty Shackle have been tearing up stages around the world since 2010. Brandishing their distinct folk-roots sound and armed with an electrifying mix of rampant fiddle,…

Crows

Dave Bordewey, Mick Ryan, James Patterson and Paul Downes have reunited to reform the hugely popular 1980’s group ‘Crows’. ‘Crows’ will play a selection of songs from their much…

Daoiri Farrell

Daoirí Farrell

The double 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards winner: Best Traditional Track & Horizon Award Best Newcomer Although the only singer/musician in his immediate family, Daoirí (pronounced…

Keith Donnelly

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,…

Cosmotheka

Cosmotheka

The legendary act, Cosmotheka, is BACK! They dominated the Bromyard Folk Festival Saturday night stage from 1973 to 1999 with their magic memorable music hall act featuring Dave and the late Al…

Northern Company

Northern Company

2016 Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award Winners Northern Company are a six-piece Folk group from the north of England. Combining Folk with Bluegrass, Classical and Jazz influences, they arrange…

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…

Tickled Pink

Tickled Pink

Celebrating their 30th Birthday on our 50th, the ceilidh legends that are Tickled Pink are…

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 85 books, which sell in large…

Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith

Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith

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 life with…

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,…

Jeff Warner

Jeff Warner

Jeff Warner is among America’s foremost performer/interpreters of traditional music. His songs from the lumber camps, fishing villages and mountain tops of America connect 21st century audiences…

Rachel Croft

Rachel Croft

An extremely talented musician and heart touching songwriter. Rachel harks from York, where she can be regularly be seen sharing her songs, busking around the city…

Georgia Lewis Band

Georgia Lewis Band

In 2012 Georgia Lewis and her trio released her self-titled 5-track EP. Since then they have performed at various folk clubs and festivals in the south of England and received air-play on local and…

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…

Dave Webber and Anni Fentiman

Dave Webber and Anni Fentiman

Dave and Anni joined forces in 1985, after spending many years around the folk club scene, in which time they featured on several albums made by other performers. Within a short time they teamed…

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…

Midswégan

Midswégan

Midswégan: Meaning "to sing, play or sound together in concert or harmoniously" in Anglo-Saxon, our band name is both our promise to our audiences, and a reminder to ourselves about what on earth…

Colin Pitts

Colin Pitts

First performing in folk clubs while a student in Swansea in the late ‘60's, Colin was to become a very popular performer in Midlands folk circles in the first half of the 1970's. There are many…

Ursula Holden Gill

Ursula Holden Gill

Ursula Holden Gill is an award winning Actress but in recent years she has walked into the limelight as a first class Storyteller; effortlessly weaving her magic through spoken word, dance and music…

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…

Flos & Friends

Flos & Friends

Flos and Friends are back again for your entertainment for the 15th…

Peter and Barbara Snape

Peter and Barbara Snape

With a distinct musical identity and a growing reputation for providing an entertaining menu of good songs, all well sung and played with commitment, passion and enjoyment, TheSnapes are two fine…

Fold Theatre

Fold Theatre

Fold Theatre return to Bromyard with a brand new show …………..‘Beside The Seaside’  It’s full of nostalgia, entertainment and fun! A cast of eleven talented singers and actors take…

Jib

Jib

Jim, Ingrid & Barrie (Jim Mageean, Ingrid Temple and Barrie Temple) are a brand new trio specialising in sea songs and shanties from their native North East of England, in particular songs of the…

Rowan Piggott

Rowan Piggott

Folk fiddler, singer, & tunesmith currently based in Midhurst, UK. Rowan grew up in the foothills of the Burren on the west coast of Ireland surrounded by traditional music, but has since…

The Cock and Bull Band

The Cock and Bull Band

The Cock and Bull Band are truly unique, demonstrating a mastery of musical arrangements that delight the ear whilst igniting the inner dancing spirit. Dancers have always loved their quirky and…

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…

Worcester Ukulele Club

Worcester Ukulele Club

The club started after half a dozen future members learned to play the ukulele on a course at The Elgar School of Music, Worcester in May 2010. They and their teacher started practising at the Lamb…

Shooting Roots

Shooting Roots

Shooting Roots is an organisation run by and for young people, offering creative and participatory folk workshops at festivals and other events. In a nutshell it’s all about generating…

Tuneworks

Tuneworks

Tuneworks started organizing tune workshops at Shrewsbury Folk Festival in 2007. We had the idea of bringing a group of improving tune players together to play a set of common tunes...no more sitting…

Bordewey Young Gittens

Bordewey, Young & Gittens

Dave Bordewey, Dave Young and Ali Gittens are three of England’s finest folk musicians, Dave B of Crows and Dave Y of Malthouse Passage have been playing together since 2003 with a debut album…

Speake and Lowe

Speake & 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…

Rob Barratt

Rob Barratt

Rob Barratt is a Dudley-born and Cornwall-based comic poet, humourist and singer who combines clever word play, verse and song with satire, parody and audience participation. Rob deals with such…

Emma and the Professor and Luke Day

Emma and the Professor and Luke Day

Emma Heath, (Vocals and Guitar) Mark Davies, (Bodhran and Cajon) and Luke Day, (Banjo and Mandolin) all hail from the Shropshire borders. Their mix of original tales of myths and folklore…

Mrs Midnights

Mrs Midnights

Mrs Midnight's play traditional English tunes for traditional English dances, aiming to get people on their feet to dance, but also to please their ears if they just want to listen. We are also…

Mike Boston

Mike Boston

Lively caller Mike Boston is on hand to explain the dances - the kind that our ancestors danced to in Thomas Hardy's…

Fiona Lock

Fiona Lock

The only rock chick caller on the folk circuit, Fee Lock spices up her unerring eye for what the dance floor wants by pogo-ing up and down between cut-glass enunciations. Favourite after danceable…

Geoff Cubitt

Geoff Cubitt

Geoff is well known as a caller for American Squares and Contra and English Ceilidh. He has been invited to call at national dance festivals, including Whitby, Chippenham and Sidmouth, and is well…

Cate Haynes

Cate hails from Coventry, with a diverse and immersive folk upbringing. She has worked on many musical productions and events ranging from amateur dramatics to performing in the Proms in the Royal…

Contra Alt Delete

Contra Alt Delete

Playing together since 2014, Contra Alt Delete is what you get when you mix four nerdy folk musicians with a shared love of contra, cats, and video games. They quickly found their feet in the contra…

Dragonhead

Dragonhead

Dragonhead are a talented duo offering an eclectic mix of traditional & modern folk with a big slice of Cajun. We use the word 'eclectic' without shame as our first recorded tracks were on a…

Georgia Lewis

Georgia Lewis

Georgia Lewis is folk singer and avid accordionist from the depths of Wiltshire. Classically trained, she studied for her degree in Professional Musicianship at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music…

Jeff Gillett

Jeff Gillett

Jeff Gillett is a singer and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, English concertina, mandola, mandolin and Appalachian dulcimer) with a wide and diverse repertoire but a particular liking for traditional…

Jen Morgan

Jen Morgan

Jen is an experienced folk dance caller. She calls for ceilidhs, contras and playford dances for dancers of all abilities and ages. She is the founder of Coventry Zesty Playford, part of a movement…

Pete Grassby

Pete Grassby

  As a performer Pete seems to adapt to any club audience and present a suitable and enjoyable mixture of material, from the unaccompanied ‘Bad Times just Around The Corner’ by Noel…

Terry Walden

Terry Walden

The legendary folk fulcrum, Terry Walden will be joining us again this…

The Night Before

The Night Before

The Night Before (Nicky McConkey - fiddle, Alan Brunier - accordion, Adam Griffin - guitar) play an exciting range of energetic and fun tunes for contra, ceilidh, and Playford dances. Inspired by an…

Sam Walter

Sam Walter

Samuel Walter is a folk singer from Malvern with an infectious spirit and rich, deep voice. Walter’s tales sing of Jacobite uprisings and the Napoleonic wars, and show his determination to reignite…

Wyld Thyngz

Wyld Thyngz

  We bring the woods to you The aim of our woodland workshops is to inspire children to develop a life long love of the natural world, and to open their eyes to the opportunities it has to…