Dan Walsh Trio

BBC Folk Awards Best Musician nominee Dan Walsh combines ‘virtuoso playing and winning songwriting’ (MORNING STAR). Describing what Dan does is no easy task but at the heart of it is British, Irish and American folk music delivered with a healthy dose of funky grooves – all performed with his unique and dazzling take on clawhammer style banjo helping to …

Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne

Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne is a folk musician and singer. Cohen has been a musician since the age of 6 and took to squeezeboxes in his teens and has since developed into a fine player of both the melodeon and anglo concertina. Cohen is also a well-regarded singer and in 2014 won Bromyard Folk Festival’s Future of Young Folk Award for singing. Cohen also plays with …

Cara

Fronted by two female lead singers, CARA combine vocals, piano, fiddle, flute, guitar, bodhrán, uilleann pipes and accordion with a dry-witted and charismatic stage presence. They have headlined some of the largest Irish music festivals and brought audiences to their feet across the USA, Australia, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, England, France, Holland, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland and Denmark. 2018 saw a line-up …

Boogaloo String Band

Boogaloo String Band is a Bristol based Americana deep south dream. The trio specialise in gorgeous three-part harmony, dripping thick like treacle, served with a side of grits. Led by Bristol legend Nuala Honan, songstress extraordinaire and lover of old-time folk, joined by French violinist Claire Northey and old-time circuit favourite Bill Frampton on bass. Their trio goes straight to …

Assembly Lane

Assembly Lane brings together four young Newcastle-based musicians immersed in the shared musical traditions of The British Isles and North America.  Their dynamic arrangements of traditional and contemporary material from both sides of the Atlantic effortlessly blend ancient ballads and progressive bluegrass with rich vocal harmonies and instrumental flair. Their debut album ‘Northbound’ recorded by Josh Clark at Get Real …

The Rin Tins

Keep them dancing. That’s the ethos that The Rin Tins have kept since their inception in early 2011 and since then the sextet have strutted from one stage to another playing high octane gypsy swing to the party hard masses. These festival veterans have appeared on stages at Glastonbury, Shambala, Boomtown as well as Sömmersound Festival in Hamburg and headlining …

The Daddy Naggins

The Daddy Naggins bluegrass band, formed in 2010, features top flat-picker and rhythm guitar player, Darren Young, who is the band’s lead vocalist and is also a first-class songwriter; hard-driving 5-string banjo player, Garry McFadden, gifted composer, banjo instructor and vocalist and joining the band on a rock steady double bass and lead vocals is Hazel Mairs, who has been …

The Dilly Boys

The Dillyboys are an energetic folk band, bringing to life original and traditional songs and tunes, using banjo, accordion, violin, guitar and carefully constructed harmonies. Their debut EP is a fine example of a sound they have coined ‘Shanty Chic’, drawing on the traditions of folk music from around the globe. They have cultivated a  reputation for lively, rambunctious concerts that have a strong focus …

Mishra

Formed in 2017 out of the creative partnership of Kate Griffin and Ford Collier. Led by Kate Griffin’s voice and inimitable clawhammer banjo and driven by Ford Collier’s continent-hopping instrumental skills (Indian table, African calabash, Irish whistle and guitar), their tight web of intricate, Indian-influenced original music defies definition.