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James Morgan

Vocalist, guitarist & occasional kazoo player, James cites influences including Seth Lakeman, Ed Sheeran, The Pogues & Newton Faulkner. He picked up his first guitar when he was 12 and has been playing ever since. In recent years James has been writing his own material & will be performing some of this on Sunday afternoon of the festival – looking windswept on stage!

“I first picked up a guitar when I was twelve, in an attempt to become windswept and interesting to women in the darkest depths of rural Suffolk. Ten years later, and it still hasn’t quite happened yet, but I got the hell out of Suffolk. Of course, I ended up coming back again, but that’s no bad thing. So if you like your folk punky (or indeed your punk folky) come on down to a show. I’m still not that interesting to women, but I’m pretty good with a six-string…

Influences – Frank Turner, Newton Faulkner, Ed Sheeran, The Levellers, The Pogues. My music has elements of folk, rock and punk, as well as a dose of Irish Trad thrown in for good measure. I occasionally branch out into more virtuosic styles, such as double handed legato and percussive body techniques.”



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Line Up

Booked so far for the 2015 festival

(subject to contract)

Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band


Steve Tilston

Les Barker


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