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Tune sessions…taking it Easy & Slow

Tune sessions…taking it Easy & Slow

Part of the pleasure of going to a festival is joining in with some of the music sessions and workshops. Sometimes it can feel a little daunting – so this year, we’re launching two afternoon Easy ‘n Slow music sessions where experienced musician David Savage will lead...

Jimmy & Sid

Jimmy & Sid

  “To be a great folk singer, you have to be a great storyteller, as Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith are clearly aware.  The duo are both fine singers and multi-instrumentalists” (The Guardian).  Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith are one of the finest duos to have...

Showcasing East Anglian talent

Over the last 8 years our Friday Night Local Bands Showcase has gone from strength to strength. It’s an opportunity to catch some of the great East Anglian music talent out there in the intimate setting of Marquee 2. We’re pleased to say that 2018 builds on that...

Young Scottish talent to grace festival

Aberdeenshire folksinger Iona Fyfe has become one of Scotland’s finest young ballad singers, rooted deeply in the singing traditions of the North East of Scotland. At twenty-years-old, Iona has established a strong voicing of place in her repertoire and was nominated...

Dance, Dance, Dance…

Dance, Dance, Dance…

We pride ourselves on hosting some great ceilidhs over the festival weekend and for the 2018 festival we have lined up three fabulous bands. Our Friday night ceilidh will be hosted by The Relentless Ceilidh Band a high octave ensemble of talent. The Saturday family...

A rip roaring tale for the festival

A rip roaring tale for the festival

Hereward The Wake’s daring commando raids against the Norman Conquest, gloriously crowned by his will o’ the wisp escapes along secret fen paths are the stuff of legend. Poet Gareth Calway’s racy new narrative “A Very English Resistance; The Story of Hereward The...

The face of young roots music talent

Sam Kelly is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning singer, song-writer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist.  As a young child Sam spent many a night enraptured, listening to his Irish grandfather tell folk tales, sing folk songs, and play folk tunes on his melodeon....

3 Daft Monkeys

After experiencing the 3 Daft Monkeys’ notoriously energetic live performance at Glastonbury Festival Mark Radcliffe declared the band as one of his “Highlights of the Festival”. With Celtic and eastern influences, the 3 Daft Monkeys’ dynamic style of world folk music...

2018 festival competitions launched

2018 festival competitions launched

In conjunction with the opening of the box office for the 2018 festival, we are launching two competitions – our annual Band Competition and new for this year – our Youth Folk Challenge. Details of how to enter both can be found on our Workshops page. Closing dates...

Opaque booked for Showcase

Opaque booked for Showcase

Don’t miss this band! Booked for our Friday Night Local Bands Showcase, the six-piece band Opaque is an eclectic and genre-defying act who fuse elements of folk, swing and gypsy into their impassioned and engaging performances. Originally formed in 1999 in...

Booked for 2018

Skipinnish
Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening
Steve Knightley
Lindisfarne
Sam Kelly & Friends
Jamie Smith’s Mabon
3 Daft Monkeys
Ezio
Johnny Dickinson
Iona Fyfe
Anthony John Clarke
The Willows
The Black Feathers
John Kirkpatrick
Relentless Ceilidh Band
Flossie Malavialle
Broom Bezzums
Tim Edey
Banter
Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith
Opaque
Chris Fox
Blackjack Blues Band
Alden Patterson & Dashwood
Frog on a Bike
The Penland Phezants
The Barefoot Doctors
Ward & Parker
Cary Outis
Lovehats
Brother Pit
Lee Gillett
Glymjack

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