John Kirkpatrick   We’re delighted to announce that after an absence of many years, the wonderful John Kirkpatrick will perform at the 2018 festival. John is one of the most talented and prolific figures on the English folk scene, performing solo, in duos, acoustic groups and electric bands. An outstanding master of the melodeon, button accordion and anglo concertina, John  has established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso and session musician, as well as a leading interpreter of English folk music. As songwriter, composer, choreographer, and musical director, he has contributed to over sixty plays in the theatre and on radio.