This is the line-up for 2017 so far…

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

Crows were formed in 1977. The formation arose from a meeting at the Anchor Folk Club in Benfleet. There were flyers advertising a concert featuring the folk supergroup Bandoggs. The guests at the…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Dr Sunshine

Dr Sunshine

Doctor Sunshine's Pavement Show was founded by Dave Hunt ("Doctor Sunshine") and the late Vic Baker ("Professor Wingnut") over thirty years ago. Since then we have entertained and made friends with…

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…

Dave Bordewey and Dave Young

Bordewey, Young & Gittens

Come and listen to three of England’s finest folk musicians playing fiddle, guitar, dobro, melodeon, concertina and bouzouki. Sit back, relax and toe tap to the eclectic mix of entertainment of the…

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

Emma and the Professor

Emma Heath (guitar and vocals) and Mark Davies (bodhran and cajon) are both a musical duo and a real life couple and that closeness and connection helps bring a sincere and "heart on sleeve" element…

Cate Haynes

Cate Haynes

Cate Haynes (née Bannister) is back again with her cracking ceilidh calling, to guide you through some top drawer…

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's background has been diverse, involving experimentation with many styles and forms most notably and eclectically in the short, happy but unrecorded (and largely unheralded) life of The…

Jen Morgan

Jen Morgan

Jen's love of folk dancing began since before she can remember, with the yearly trips to the Old Round Party.  This planted the seed for her enthusiasm for Playford dancing.  At university, she…

Pete Grassby

Pete Grassby

Pete Grassby is a very familiar face to Bromyard Folk Festival. He has been singing and playing folk music for most of his life. He has played and called for folk dances internationally, and is an…

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…