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Urban Folk Theory
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Urban Folk Theory

Urban Folk Theory has been emerging into the folk world since 2011 with a new approach to ceilidh; where excellent folk musicianship meets technology, sweeping you into the next generation of full tilt late night dance extravaganzas. Urban Folk Theory are about attracting the younger audience back into the world of Ceilidh and introducing folk...

Pedler // Russell
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Pedler // Russell

Pedler // Russell bring you new folk music interpreting the social themes present in modern day Britain. Through localised projects, they are creating innovative music that is inspired from people’s real life stories and written to the sounds of where they live and work. The collaboration of historian and musician Danny Pedler and BBC Radio...

She Shanties
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She Shanties

We are a women’s shanty crew. We are women. We sing shanties. In 2011 we got together through a love of singing and shanties and we haven’t stopped. We’ve performed at festivals across the UK and Europe.

Katherine Priddy
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Katherine Priddy

Birmingham-based folk artist Katherine Priddy has recently emerged onto the scene, turning heads and steadily gaining attention, with the great Richard Thompson declaring “…one of the most beautiful voices I’ve ever heard. Her tone, phrasing pitch and sentiment…it’s flawless”. Priddy’s haunting vocals and distinctive finger picking guitar style have already been captivating audiences around the...

Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer
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Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer

Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer have developed a strong reputation for a delivering great performances time and time again. Once known mainly for for their instrumental skills with Scottish smallpipes, accordion and Swedish nyckelharpa, they are now being accepted as impressive song arrangers and writers.Vicki and Jonny effortlessly blend traditional material with contemporary interpretations whilst...

Nick Hart
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Nick Hart

Nick Hart is a singer and multi-instrumentalist specialising in English traditional music. As well as being a solo performer, he has played in the band Oss with Tom Moore and John Dipper and has featured on several recordings by other artists. Nick has performed as an actor/musician, has worked as a composer/musical director for theatre,...

Whetstone, Brinsford and Burgess
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Whetstone, Brinsford and Burgess

A prolific tunesmith with an uncanny knack of tapping into the ‘traditional’ psyche, Dave Whetstone has achieved far more than you might realise. Many of Dave’s tunes have quickly passed into the common repertoire without anyone realising they are in fact freshly-penned. Very much a musician’s musician, the list of Dave Whetstone’s collaborations speaks for...

Dave Webber and Anni Fentiman
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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 up with friends Charley Yarwood and his wife Cathy to form the acapella harmony group Beggars Velvet. The group were very...

Graeme Knights
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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 a high profile with the Group “Landlocked” for 6 years although his repertoire is not restricted to just Shanties, it encompasses Traditional...

Jim Mageean
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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 was Louis Killen, resident at the Bridge in Newcastle in 1963, where Jim started singing. A little later he met “The...

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