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Banter
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Banter

Banter are: Simon Care on melodeon, Nina Zella on keyboards and vocals and Tim Walker on drums, percussion, brass, vocals and dance calling. Three fine musicians who’s roots are firmly in the traditional English genre, but who enjoy stretching the limits. Formed in 2015, due to a happy accident, they immediately realised their common love...

Kinnaris Quintet
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Kinnaris Quintet

Uplifting, fresh, honest and powerful music…created by three fiddles, mandolin and guitar. Expect influences of traditional Scottish and Irish music, Bluegrass, Old-Time, Classical, and new compositions, harmonies, energy, and drive.Winners of the 2019 Belhaven Bursary for Innovation in Music – the most significant prize in Scotland, matched only by the Mercury Prize, Kinnaris Quintet burst...

The Breath
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The Breath

Ríoghnach Connolly and Stuart McCallum are the creative heart of The Breath. And for them, it’s all about the song. Connolly writes the only way she knows how; a stream of poetic consciousness giving rise to honest, personal, heartfelt songs as likely to touch on childhood summers and first love as cultural dislocation, post-colonial injustices...

Granny’s Attic
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Granny’s Attic

As the patrons of Bromyard Folk Festival, we are proud to present Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (Melodeon, Concertina, Vocals), George Sansome (Guitar, Vocals) and Lewis Wood (Fiddle, Mandolin, Vocals) – are a folk trio who play the tradition with verve, energy and their own inimitable style. These three young men are all exceptional musicians, fine singers and...

Alden Patterson and Dashwood
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Alden Patterson and Dashwood

Highly acclaimed folk trio Alden Patterson and Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, guitar and dobro around beautifully written original songs and melodies. Their music takes influence from English folk traditions with uplifting instrumentals and self-penned songs depicting tales of young travellers, sleepy seas and their affection for home. Their independently-released debut album ‘Call Me...

Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow
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Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow

Weaving a musical dialogue between fiddle, guitar and voice, Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow explore the rich musical heritage of the British Isles, and create original music inspired by the traditions they grew up in. In demand as musicians, writers and arrangers, Kit and Aaron have worked with many established artists including Grammy Award-nominated Yola,...

Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne
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Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne

Cohen is a singer whose style and approach is rooted in the traditions of the British Isles. Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne is a folk musician and singer. Cohen has been a musician since the age of 6 and took to squeezeboxes in his teens and has since developed into a fine player of both the melodeon and...

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...

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...

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