Priddy Singers

The Priddy Singers  are a lively community choir of enthusiastic local men and women. Under the musical direction of their leader Katrine, they learn a range of modern and classical songs and enjoy performing locally, especially for their annual appearance here at Priddy Festival. In addition to singing as a choir they will be performing as part of the “Priddy …

Miranda Sykes

Building on the success of her Borrowed Places tour, Miranda Sykes is back with a completely new project:  Behind the Wall. Where Borrowed Places opened a window into the past, explaining where she had been, physically and spiritually, Behind the Wall is a Roller Coaster Ride exploring where we are going; Miranda, you, me, all of us.  What does it …

Kinnaris Quintet

Kinnaris Quintet is a brand new, five-strong band of vigorous, driving, high-spirited musicians who just happen to be all females. Fiona MacAskill (fiddle), Laura Wilkie (fiddle), Aileen (Reid), Gobbi (5 string fiddle), Laura-Beth Salter (mandolin) and Jenn Butterworth (guitar) collectively make Kinnaris Quintet. Between them they have performed with Shooglenifty, Fiddler’s Bid, Networks, The Shee, Salsa Celtica, Ross Ainslie and …

Jim Causley

More than simply a folk singer, multi award winning singer-songwriter, musician and proud Devonian Jim Causley is an all-round entertainer and during the past decade he has been nominated no less than six times for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award.  He was nominated as ‘Singer of the Year’ at the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, he won the …

Jackie Oates

Jackie Oates is a singer and fiddle player hailing from Staffordshire.  Her unique treatment of English Ballads and songs, and pure, haunting singing style has established her at the forefront of the New English Folk Revival. Since appearing as a finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards 2003, she has performed extensively at festivals across the country and …

Helele

Inspired by the rhythms of the Bantu Forest of West Africa, Alphonse Daudet Touna from Cameroon formed the band to ‘enrich and share his music with the world.’  He started at an early age playing drums at traditional village ceremonies where he developed his talent as a composer, performer and teacher.  The haunting vocals, sung in his own tribal language …

Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar

Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar joined forces in 2011.  Combining Greg Russell’s powerful vocals and driving guitar style with Ciaran Algar’s All-Ireland winning fiddle playing, the duo have become one of the most sought after acts on the British folk scene.  In 2013 the pair won the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award before going on to win the Horizon …

Granny’s Attic

Granny’s Attic comprises Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (Melodeon, Concertina, Vocals), George Sansome (Guitar, Vocals) and Lewis Wood (Fiddle, Mandolin, Vocals) and are a folk trio who play the tradition with verve, energy and their own inimitable style. These three young men are all exceptional musicians and fine singers and play English traditional and original music. Formed in 2009, they have since played …

Gaz Brookfield

Gaz Brookfield is a solo acoustic musician based in Bristol.  Since winning Acoustic magazine’s 2010 Singer Songwriter of the year he has spent his time on the road touring the UK and Europe.  In this time he has shared the stage with the likes of The Levellers, New Model Army, Seth Lakeman. Frank Turner, The Wonder Stuff, Newton Faulkner and …