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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...

Edward II
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Edward II

Edward II, are an English roots band that uniquely blend the rhythms of the Caribbean with traditional songs from the British Isles.  Back in the nineties the band was signed to Cooking Vinyl Records and Rhythm Safari in the US.  They worked extensively across the globe touring world music, reggae and folk festivals on almost every...

Breabach
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Breabach

Frenzy of the Meeting is the latest release from multi award-winning Scottish contemporary folk band Breabach. Building on the ideas and experimentation from their 2016 album Astar, this new work is explorative and creative. Produced in collaboration with Eamon Doorley (Julie Fowlis, Danú) and engineered by Iain Hutchison sees the band take exciting steps towards...

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...

The John Martyn Project
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The John Martyn Project

Featuring four of the most interesting vocalists spanning several different musical paths of the UK music scene,Blythe Pepino, Kit Hawes, Pete Josef and Sam Brookes, this is a special project where four artists come together to celebrate the music of John Martyn.  Each brings their own story and connection to John’s music which adds to...

Calan
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Calan

CALAN are a multi award-winning Welsh folk band comprising of five virtuoso musicians formed after they met at a folk music course in Sweden. They won international acclaim at the world-renowned Inter-Celtic Festival in Lorient, France, where they would eventually become the first Welsh ensemble to win the coveted International Band Trophy. In April 2019,...

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...

Crows
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Crows

‘Crows’ were a popular feature of the folk scene from 1978 to 1988. The combination of four strong voices and expert musicianship gave them a simultaneously unique yet broad appeal. With the sad death of Ralph Jordan, in 2013, previously unreleased radio recordings were discovered. A ‘new’ album (‘Time To Rise’ Wildgoose Records), was released...

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...

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