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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...

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!)....

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 the weekend 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...