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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...

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!)....

George Sansome
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George Sansome

Member of Granny’s Attic and patron of Bromyard Folk Festival, George will be performing solo on Saturday singing folk songs from the UK, Canada and the USA as well as contemporary songs and fingerstyle guitar instrumentals.

Hand to Mouth Theatre
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Hand to Mouth Theatre

Hand To Mouth Theatre is Martin Bridle and Su Eaton. Together, they have been creating and performing intelligent popular puppet shows and shadow puppet workshops in schools in Hampshire, Berkshire and Dorset for more than 30 years. They also perform high quality puppet theatre in small venues and at festivals in the UK and around...

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...