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 …

Perkelt

Maybe it’s good to point out this band plays fast. Insanely fast! Great fun on stage and dropping jaws of the audience everywhere they appear. Over 700 performances throughout the Europe; with the unleashed energy of unbelievably quick whistles, recorders, tribal drums, guitar-fuelled engine and haunting vocals; welcome to the World of PerKelt! Hold on to your antlers… Find out …

Pons Aelius

2015 Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award Winners Pons Aelius are an ambitious young instrumental sextet exploring the traditional and contemporary folk musics of Britain and beyond. With bold arrangements and an arsenal of instruments, the band melds age-old traditions with a fresh and innovative attitude. “Newcastle-based, Scots-infused sextet Pons Aelius have made quite a name for themselves on the live …

James Delarre & Saul Rose

James Delarre and Saul Rose combine thrilling fiddle performances with some of the finest melodeon playing. Inspired by more than fifteen years of appearing on the folk music scene, this new duo harnesses all the subtleties of traditional music while producing an exciting and energetic display of musicianship. Together they produce a full range of melodic and harmonic flavour with …

Northern Company

2016 Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award Winners Northern Company are a six-piece Folk group from the north of England. Combining Folk with Bluegrass, Classical and Jazz influences, they arrange contemporary and traditional tunes from the British Isles and beyond for melodeon, fiddles, guitar, piano and double bass. They formed in 2015 after years of playing together in various line-ups at …

Vera Van Heeringen Trio

Multi instrumentalist combines soulful contemporary Americana-roots flavoured songwriting with tasty playing. Vera van Heeringen’s debut album, Standing Tall, was released in 2012 and marked a change of direction after nearly five years of touring as part of the brilliantly comedic New Rope String Band. With influences firmly rooted across the Atlantic, Vera writes soulful songs and tunes with lyrics and …

Flatville Aces

The Flatville Aces play traditional Cajun music from south-west Louisiana, a potent mix of fiddle and accordion, French singing and infectious dance rhythms, and feature their strongest line-up to date. Accordionist Gavin Lewery is admired as one of the finest exponents of the music outside Louisiana. He also fronts the highly regarded Zydeco Diamonds and his compositions have been recorded …