John Kirkpatrick

John Kirkpatrick has been dancing, singing, and playing his way around the English folk scene since he joined Hammersmith Morris Men in 1959 at the age of twelve. Displaying a rare skill on a variety of push-pull squeezeboxes – the melodeon, the button accordion, and the Anglo concertina – he has been fully professional since 1970, not only with vast amounts of solo appearances, but also in all kinds of duos, trios, and bands including Steeleye Span, Richard Thompson’s band & more recently sharing singing duties with folk-rock band Home Service with John Tams. He is still an unrelentingly enthusiastic morris dancer, and started one of England’s most influential teams – The Shropshire Bedlams. And he still finds time to play for dancing, currently in a band with all his four sons – Kirkophany. “Kirkpatrick’s buoyant presence and lust for this music sounds more rampant than ever” – Colin Irwin (fRoots). John will perform on the Peregrine stage on Saturday afternoon.

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