Julu Irvine and Heg Brignall

After just over a year playing music together, Julu Irvine & Heg Brignall have taken the folk scene by storm with their unusual and fresh approach to folk music. Their songs, which are a mixture of traditional and original, are reflections of the world around them. Their harmony-rich songs tell tales of struggle and triumph against all odds; of heroes …

Manran

Multi award-winning Scottish supergroup Manran look ahead to celebrating 10 years at the heart of the Scottish traditional music scene.  Internationally recognised as one of the most iconic and respected Scottish bands on the road today, the seven-piece show no signs of slowing down as they continue to push boundaries and explore new music and geographic territory each year, bring …

The Georgia Lewis Band

In 2015 Georgia Lewis and her trio released her self-titled 5-track EP. Since then they have performed at festivals and folk clubs in the south of England and received air-play on national and internet radio stations including ‘The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe’ on BBC Radio 2 and ‘Mike Harding’s Folk Show’. In 2015 Georgia won ‘The Future of Young …

The Schmoozenbergs

Conjuring up the mood of 1930’s Paris, fused with flavours of Eastern Europe and the energy of a campfire session, The Schmoozenbergs’ uplifting music will put a smile on your face and a spring in your step. With roots in Gypsy Jazz and influences beyond, they bring you both original compositions (new album ‘Awaken’ released in 2019) and imaginative interpretations …

The Finn Collinson Band

Heralded by The Recorder Magazine as a “folk recorder pioneer”, Finn Collinson is a folk musician and multi-instrumentalist from East Anglia. Still in his early 20s, he is rapidly gaining a reputation as one of the foremost exponents of the recorder on the English folk scene, performing at folk clubs, venues and major festivals including The Sidmouth Folk Festival, Broadstairs …

Jiggy

Jiggy continue the tradition of their musical ancestors while bringing a whole new exotic flavour to the table, more of a collective than an orthodox band, Jiggy’s mercurial line up mixes and melds Irish traditional music, world rhythms and cutting-edge dance grooves. Jiggy took the internet by storm with their video ‘Silent Place’ celebrating the global togetherness of dance and to date …

Ryan Young and Jenn Butterworth

Ryan Young is a young fiddle player from Scotland who has exploded onto the traditional scene in the last few years.  He is one of a new-wave of young players bringing fresh and inventive ideas to traditional Scottish music.  Ryan’s fiddle playing is brimming with fresh melodic ideas, an uplifting rhythmic drive and a great depth of dynamics and precision. …

Rachael McShane and the Cartographers

Rachael McShane is a singer, cellist, fiddle and viola player based in the North East of England. An original member of folk big band Bellowhead, Rachael toured internationally with them as well as making several TV appearances. Bellowhead recorded 5 studio albums, and won a total of 8 BBC Folk Awards in their 12 years together. Rachael has, more recently, …

The Poozies

Pioneers and trail-blazers, The Poozies have been pushing boundaries and exploring the musical landscape for over 25 years. Founding member, Mary Macmaster (electro-harp, vocals) and long-term cohort Eilidh Shaw (fiddle, vocals) are joined by Hoy’s Sarah McFadyen (fiddle, banjo, guitar, vocals), and Tia Files (guitar, percussion, fiddle, vocals) from Oban, in a line-up widely hailed as the group’s most exciting …