Welcome to Priddy Festival 2015.....
We are looking forward to seeing you at our festival this year. Priddy is a village set in the heart of the Mendip AONB overlooking Somerset. The festival is run by volunteers, and all money raised goes to local projects or promoting music and art. If you haven’t been before why not watch this short video.
Leveret – The Priddy interview
Priddy are proud to welcome Leveret to this year’s Folk Festival. Leveret are Sam Sweeney, fiddle, Rob Harbron, concertina and Andy Cutting, melodeon. They formed Leveret last year and their first album New Anything, was recorded in a day and has garnered rave reviews.
Earlier this year Sam, a leading member of Bellowhead, was named 2015 BBC Radio Folk Musician of the year in March.
Andy, a past winner of the same award in 2008 and 2011, is one of the most sought-after musicians on the British folk scene,...
Outline Programme Announced
The outline programme for this year’s Priddy Folk Festival has been announced so now we can reveal who is playing when.
Full details of times and venues will be released near the day but the broad programme reads as follows:
Friday 10 July
7.30pm to 1am
Jez Hellard & the Djulella Orchestra
Keston Cobblers Club
Saturday 11 July
11 am to 1 am
Wells Blue School – Folk project
Jez Hellard & friends
Harp & A Monkey
Telling the Bees
Will Pound Band
Old Somerset Russets
Bristol Folk Choir
The Teacups (pictured)
Vicki Swan & Johnny Dyer
Duncan Chisholm Trio
Coming to Priddy – the Barrule Interview
Barrule come to this year’s Priddy on a high. After bringing their unique music of the Isle of Man to a wider audience with their self-titled debut album in 2013, the young trio have just released their second album, Manannan’s Cloak to great reviews all round. They are opening plenty of eyes and ears to the rich Celtic traditions of Manx music and are entertaining audiences wherever they play.
Priddyfolk.org’s Ann Mees caught up with Barrule at the recent Orkney Folk Festival and spoke to Jamie, Tom and Adam about their...