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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...

Brown Boots
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Brown Boots

Brown Boots is Will Allen on melodeon and Martin Clarke on fiddle. Their musical background is rooted in playing music for dancing, as well as gaining inspiration from playing with some of the country’s best traditional musicians at festivals and sessions across the country. They’ll take you on a journey across beautiful musical landscapes –...

Keith Donnelly
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Keith Donnelly

So – in no particular order – at festivals in one single year – I got the whole audience on stage to sing my encore to me (I sat in the audience). I put my back out break dancing with two 5 year olds (My back now officially goes out more often than I do!)....

Bordewey, Young and Gittens
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Bordewey, Young and 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 popular folk duo Dave Bordewey and Dave Young, who are joined again by guitar virtuoso Allistair Gittens. Dave Bordewey has been involved with...

Fold Theatre
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Fold Theatre

  Now in it’s 11th year, Fold Theatre is based at ‘The Fold’, Bransford near Worcester. It has earned an excellent reputation both locally and further afield, performing at clubs, festivals and village halls. The group’s touring ‘Folk Shows’ include bits of history, great songs, poems, sketches and a lot of fun. Expect wonderful songs,...

JIB
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JIB

Jim, Ingrid & Barrie (Jim Mageean, Ingrid Temple and Barrie Temple) are a trio specialising in sea songs and shanties from their native North East of England, in particular songs of the River Tyne where they live. Ingrid and Barrie Temple have been singing together since 1971. In that time they have always sang sea-songs...

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