Helena Softley

From Main Stage Glastonbury to TV presenter, from intimate concerts to her recent chart success with Billy Bragg, Helena Softley has moved audiences all over the world with her incredible voice, accomplished guitar, and energetic performances. A singer songwriter with a voice both rich, powerful, deep and mellow, she is passionate and lively onstage and engages you with her bubbly …

Hopping Mad

Hopping Mad has been working as a ceilidh band for over twenty years. Their repertoire ranges through Celtic tunes, American reels, Breton dance tunes and English Playford tunes. The band have appeared have also appeared at a wide range of festivals including Trowbridge Village Pump Festival, Sidmouth International Folk Festival and Bath International Music Festival. They are also the only …

Jennifer Crook

With a life-long passion for real song-craft, a beautiful voice, and her considerable instrumental skills on lever harp and guitar, Jennifer’s live performances are gaining her a growing following across the UK and beyond. The vivid storytelling, beautiful imagery, and infectious melodies on her latest album ‘Merry-Go-Round’ (produced by Boo Hewerdine and also featuring Darrell Scott and Eddi Reader) earned …

Kevin Brown’s Shackdusters

The Shackdusters, featuring Kevin Brown and Gary Rudd, are the perfect tool for Kevin to showcase not only his songwriting but also his lap steel playing and his deep love of the music of the Hawaiian islands, the vast Texas plains and more importantly the music made popular by both the Accrington canal diggers and the seaweed farmers of west …

Kris Drever with Éamonn Coyne

Kris Drever, world renowned for his work with LAU, Drever McCusker Woomble, and through his own critically acclaimed solo recordings, can now be seen performing in an exciting new collaboration with Éamonn Coyne. Kris Drever is an Orcadian multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer and interpreter of traditional songs. He has travelled the world with the highly acclaimed trio Lau and played with …

The Leon Hunt n-Tet

The n-Tet (pronounced ‘entet’) is a four-piece traditional bluegrass band. Formed initially to fill a last-minute gap in the program that had appeared at a festival (where all four members were in attendance with other bands). So much fun was had, on and in front of the stage, the band quickly became a going concern. In March 2012 the original …

More Like Trees

More Like Trees are a 3-piece acoustic act, drawing on a range of musical influences to create ‘Strum & Bass’ acoustic music combining traditional techniques to create fresh twists on modern genres. Incorporating elements of Drum n’ Bass, Classical, Hip Hop, Rock, Dance, Flamenco and Folk: they refuse to play by the rules, consistently surprising and delighting fans of all …

Nuala Honan

28-year-old guitarist/singer/songwriter and Bristol based Nuala Honan, is a soulful woman with a nack for writing compelling and relevant songs. She calls her style country, but if we were in America, she’d probably call it folk. So lets just say it lies somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean safe from folk and country purists! Originally from rural Australia, Nuala moved to …

Pagoda (Hoover the Dog)

John Hymas (violin) John divides his time between writing, performing and teaching music. His string playing and writing can be heard on recordings by bands as diverse as The Psychedelic Furs, The London Community Gospel Choir, The Orquestro do Porto and his own folk crossover band, Hoover the Dog. He is also a member of roots band, Little Rumba. Recent …