Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson Band

The line up is Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson on pipes and whistles. James Mac on drums. Innes Watson on guitar. Innes teaches at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has worked with some of the most notable performers in the country such as Treacherous Orchestra, Grit Orchestra. Aileen (Reid) Gobbi on fiddle – Aileen also plays with the Kinnaris Quintet. …

Windrose Rural Media Trust

Windrose Rural Media Trust has been discovering and saving old cine films of rural life in Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire for 33 years.  These films are a true window on the past; the nearest thing to living history that exists.  A special show has been prepared for the festival of life on Mendip from the 1910s to the 1960s.   …

Mendip Folk Choir – Issy Emeney

WORKSHOP   Well known on the English Folk Music scene for the uniquely lyrical beauty of her melodeon playing and song writing, Issy is also an experienced arranger and workshop leader of English Traditional song. Come and sing your socks off at her workshop which will be taught by ear.  Expect fabulous songs in harmony, taught with patience, skill and enthusiasm, …

Alice Florence and the Vines

-Band formed out of previous ensemble ‘Thirsty Jenny’ as a project for the appreciation of female folk artists -Alice Florence and The Vines is formed of four close friends who fit in rehearsals around their busy schedules in other bands (eg. ‘The Drytones’) as well as university -They are working on new and exciting material, incorporating both traditional songs and tunes  as well as …

Bookshopband

The Bookshop Band – the offspring of an artistic love-affair between a group of award winning songwriters / composers and an independent bookshop in the UK. Critically acclaimed, incredibly prolific (13 albums in 8 years) and quite unique. Now based in Wigtown – Scotland’s Book Town, the band continue to write and tour apace. Find out more band details at …

Midnight Skyracer

Midnight Skyracer is a new, all-female 5 piece bluegrass band playing hard driving traditional and modern classics, lesser known songs and a few originals. Featuring an all-star lineup of some of the UK’s top instrumentalists and singers, the band takes inspiration from the likes of other great female artists such as Rhonda Vincent and Alison Krauss. Formed in early 2017, …

Edgelarks

Winners of 2014’s BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Duo and nominees in for best duo again in 2018 The alchemy of Martin’s ever evocative songwriting, fiddle and banjo playing and the much extolled skills of Henry on dobro, harmonica and lap steel fuse into a wholly distinctive world sound. ‘Edgelarks fly in on the tailwind of BBC award …

Kate Griffin & Ford Collier

Kate Griffin and Ford Collier are an exciting new arrival on the folk scene playing a mix of tunes and songs. Kate (previously from ‘Unsung Roots’) plays clawhammer, a banjo style deeply rooted in American old time music, and brings crystal clear vocals that tap directly into your primal emotions. Ford (The Drystones) on Guitar, Low D Whistle, and Tabla …

Threepenny Bit Ceilidh Band

Threepenny Bit takes 8 of the finest folk, jazz and classical musicians in Hampshire and lets them loose on the world of folk dance music. They play lively arrangements of traditional and original tunes in an ‘all out musical bombardment’. Hampshire-based Threepenny Bit are an example of how traditional dance tunes and contemporary sounds can be blended into a fresh …