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 songs.
Since appearing as a finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards 2003, she has performed extensively at festivals and venues across the country and beyond, in a solo capacity and with her band.
In 2008 she released her second album ‘The Violet Hour’ which was followed by a swathe of glowing national reviews, with the album going on to be one of Mojo’s top ten folk albums of the year. The new year saw Jackie walking away with two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards including the Horizon Award for best newcomer.
In 2009 Jackie released ‘Hyperboreans’, produced by her brother Jim Moray and featuring a title track written for her by Alasdair Roberts. The album earned her a nomination for the fRoots Critics’ Poll Album of the Year and reached number 5 on the Mojo Folk Album of the Year Chart. It also garnered her nominations for the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for Folk Singer of The Year, Album of the Year and Best Traditional Track for ‘Isle Of France’.
She released her sixth album The Spyglass and the Herringbone in 2015 and has since become one of the most sought-after voices on the folk scene. We can’t wait to see her at Priddy 2019!