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Urban Folk Theory
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Urban Folk Theory

Urban Folk Theory has been emerging into the folk world since 2011 with a new approach to ceilidh; where excellent folk musicianship meets technology, sweeping you into the next generation of full tilt late night dance extravaganzas. Urban Folk Theory are about attracting the younger audience back into the world of Ceilidh and introducing folk...

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...

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...

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.

Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer
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Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer

Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer have developed a strong reputation for a delivering great performances time and time again. Once known mainly for for their instrumental skills with Scottish smallpipes, accordion and Swedish nyckelharpa, they are now being accepted as impressive song arrangers and writers.Vicki and Jonny effortlessly blend traditional material with contemporary interpretations whilst...

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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