Mariearad And Anna set for Priddy

Mairearad Green (accordion and bagpipes) and Anna Massie (guitar, banjo, fiddle) are two of Scotland’s most revered multi-instrumentalists and will be taking to the stage at Priddy 2019. Both are highly skilled folk musicians in their own right but, more importantly they enjoy a sparkling chemistry together which translates into an exhilarating and supremely enjoyable live performance. Their music, as …

Jim Causley Added To Priddy Line-Up

One of the West Country’s finest folk performers, Jim Causley, is coming to Priddy 2019. The proud Devonian has been nominated six times in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards including in the Singer of the Year in 2017. But Jim is not just a singer. He’s an accomplished musician, songwriter, and tells the odd tale too. He has one …

Rachael Misses Priddy for Bigger Event!

Unfortunately we have to announce that Rachael McShane and The Cartographers have had to pull out of this year’s Priddy Folk Festival. But it’s for the best possible reason – Rachael is about to give birth! All of us at Priddy send Rachael our very best wishes for the happy event. And we will be announcing a replacement act very …

Jackie Oates Set For Priddy 2019

The fabulous singer and fiddle-player Jackie Oates is the latest high-profile act to be added for Priddy Folk Festival 2019. Jackie, who hails from Staffordshire, is a founder of the Rachel Unthank’s band The Winterset and a member of the the folk super-band Imagined Village and has carved out successful solo career with her beautiful treatments of English ballads and …

Feels Like Coming Home

Can you have too much of a good thing? When it comes to The Drystones, the answer is surely a resounding NO! The Priddy duo will be playing their home-village festival again this year, and for many, Priddy just would not be Priddy with out Ford and Alex doing their stuff. The boys have already had and incredible career, making …

Cara Added To Line Up

Multi-national Celtic band Cara are the latest addition to Priddy’s burgeoning 2019 line-up. The band, which encompasses members from Ireland, Scotland and Germany, tour worldwide with unique interpretations of Celtic music, firmly rooted in the Irish and Scottish tradition, presenting innovative arrangements of traditional material alongside original compositions. Lead singers Gudrun Walther (fiddle and accordion) and Kim Edgar (piano) are …

It’s A Smallworld – Dallahan Are Back!

They may come from Scotland and be rooted in the traditional music of Caledonia and Ireland, but Dallahan are not content to stay there. The four piece – who played Priddy in 2017  – love to bring outside influences to their music from as far away as the Balkans and North America to fuse an original sound that is fresh …

Mawkin Say Farewell at Priddy

Bitter sweet news – Mawkin are breaking up – but will play theier last gig ever at Priddy. The band, whose muscular English folk rock has won thgem fans across the nation have decided to call it a day as members see increasing demand with other projects. It’s a massive honour for us to host this significant event and the …

Fish, Ships and a Banjo

Four years ago – is it really four years? – a duo called Saltfishforty made the long, long trek south from the Orkneys to play at Priddy. We haven’t forgotten how good they were so… we’re having them back! Saltfishforty – Douglas Montgomery (fiddle/viola) and Brian Cromarty (songs/guitar/mandola) – first got together in 2002 and combine the rich traditional music …