This is the line-up for 2015 so far…

Sharon Shannon

Sharon Shannon

Sharon Shannon has music at her fingertips....literally! The accordionist from Ireland has achieved legendary status throughout the world and has made the much-maligned accordion 'cool' in her home…

Breabach

Breabach

The haunting strains of twin bagpipes have become a defining signature of Breabach – a chiming herald  of  Scottish folk  being  embraced  by  a  new generation.  The energetic  five-piece…

Gerry Colvin Band

Gerry Colvin Band

Gerry Colvin was born in Barrow-in-Furness. In the 1970's Gerry joined pop band 'The Man Upstairs'. They released three singles and toured with 'The Smiths'. In the early 1980's he co-founded…

John Doyle

John Doyle

John Doyle - Long considered one of the most important guitarists in Irish and acoustic music worldwide, John is now increasingly lauded for his singing and songwriting talents. From a musical…

New Rope String Band

New Rope String Band

Once seen, never forgotten: an indefinable confusion of superb musicianship and side-splitting comic genius, the New Rope String Band are truly unique entertainers. Elements of circus, clowning,…

The Young'uns Trio

The Young’uns

The Young’uns are a force of nature on stage. Their irrepressible humour, infectious love for harmony singing, passion for storytelling and commitment to maintaining the tradition of social…

Emma Sweeney

Emma Sweeney

Emma Sweeney is a Songlines Award nominated fiddler whose roving debut album Pangea has confirmed her status as one of folk music’s rising stars. Emma’s unique style combines her trad Irish…

Allan Yn Y Fan

Allan Yn Y Fan

A multi-instrumental and vocal sextet, Allan Yn Y Fan has been recording and touring internationally since 2003. “Probably the best Celtic band to come out of Wales in the 21st Century” according…

The Hut People

The Hut People

The Hut People are constantly gaining more of reputation as one of the most entertaining acts to appear on the folk scene in a long while. In their surprisingly engaging and often hilarious show,…

Speldosa

Speldosa

Rosie Calvert (The Teacups), Emma Durkan (Caleb Major) and Nicola Beazley (Alex Cumming and Nicola Beazley) are a contemporary folk trio based in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Playing hammer dulcimer,…

Granny's Attic

Granny’s Attic

Folk trio from Worcester, UK, playing a range of British traditional music and original compositions. We play a range of English, Irish, Scottish traditional music, as well as original…

Alex Cummings and Nicola Beazley

Alex Cummings and Nicola Beazley

Alex Cumming (The Teacups) & Nicola Beazley (Speldosa) are an exciting new Box & Fiddle duo performing both songs and tunes from around England. They are both recent graduates of the…

Mick Ryan and Paul Downes

MICK RYAN is well known on the folk scene as a fine singer of traditional and original songs He was described by "Folk Roots" as 'definitely the most underrated singer in the country.' Having…

Róisín Bán

Róisín Bán

Róisín Bán - [pronounced Rowsheen Bawn] are a 5 piece traditional Irish band based in Yorkshire. The name translated from the Irish language as white rose, also the title of the bands new…

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. Although Dave and Anni perform…

Keith Donnelly

From the first second that you see this third-rate musician, step fourth onto the stage you'll open up like a new fifth of old Scotch, his sixth sense comedic timing taking you to  seventh…

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…

Niamh Boadle

Niamh is a multi-instrumentalist, traditional singer and Irish step dancer from St. Annes, Lancashire. With a background in Irish music from her father’s side, Niamh also explores English song as…

Vera van Heeriongen

Vera is originally from Holland, but now settled in the hills of northern Powys, Wales. She is well known for her big guitar sound and has worked on the acoustic music scene in Europe for the last…

Flossie Malavialle

Flossie Malavialle is a French singer who started getting involved in the British folk scene in 2000-2001 while she was on a teacher exchange in the North East of England. After 12 years of…

Dark Horses

Dark Horses

Flossie Malavialle and Keith Donnelly met in 2001 at the Spring Thing Festival in Darlington and soon became firm friends. She liked his songs, he liked her style… a couple of years ago, they…

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…

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…

The Baker's Dozen

The Baker’s Dozen

Eric and Eileen Payne’s “Fold Theatre” has received much acclaim at Festivals playing to full and enthusiastic houses with their previous productions ‘The Ancient Legacy’ and ‘The Merry…

The Bounty Hounds

The Bounty Hounds

Formed around 7 years ago and hailing from the Bury St Edmunds area, the Bounty Hounds have established themselves as a popular and successful festival band. A recent line-up change has seen Alex…

Barry Goodman

Barry Goodman

Barry is well known as a singer, compere, caller, musician and dancer as well as being a writer of songs, dances and tunes. Since 1983 Barry has been half of the folk song duo Life and Times,…

Molly Evans

Molly Evans

Molly Evans is a lively young traditional singer and fiddle player with a repertoire ranging from bee-lore to English magic. Molly became a finalist in the New Roots competition following the release…

Bromyard Folk Festival

Plus Many More

Roisin Ban, Dr Sunshine, Jan Edgecombe's Blackboard Van, Flos and Friends, David Swann, Hand to Mouth Theatre, Gareth Lee and Annie Baylis, Tom Lewis, Floot Street, Evolution Ceilidh, Pete…