First Acts Announced!

We at Priddy Folk Festival are pleased to announce our first acts for 2018.

Sam Kelly

Sam Kelly is one of the hottest names in English folk at moment and we are absolutely delighted to have signed him up for Priddy 2018.

As a boy, the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning Bristol-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist was enraptured, listening to his Irish grandfather tell folk tales, sing folk songs, and play folk tunes on his melodeon.

Now he is on a mission to revitalise his gaelic heritage, and create a new, exciting music that transcends the boundaries of traditional and popular music.

He reached the final of Britain’s Got Talent in 2012 and his 2015 debut album The Lost Boys won widespread plaudits. He’ll be playing with his Trio at Priddy 2018.

Find out more about Sam here


Also on the bill for 2018 are Tannara  – a young exciting four-piece from Scotland –  Owen Sinclair (guitars and vocals), Becca Skeoch (harp), Joseph Peach (accordion) and Robbie Greig (fiddle).

They mix moving melodies with exciting dance tunes, all delivered with a contemporary folk feel – traditional and original tunes delivered with high intensity.

It was largely their electrifying live act which earned them a nomination for the Up and Coming Artist of the Year award at the 2016 Scots Trad Music Awards.

Their debut album, Trig,  was produced by Rachel Newton, and released in the summer of 2016.

To get a taste of Tannara, click here

The Young ‘Uns

Our last name for 2018 will be familiar to many – The Young ‘Uns whose latest album, Strangers, was released in September 2017 this year to great reviews.

The Young ‘Uns last played Priddy in 2014 and not only pulled off a fabulous gig but also held a brilliant workshop that got everybody singing.

As much known for their songs of working people – both traditional and original – as their banter, The Young ‘Uns are among the best performers on the English folk scene.

Well worth reading is this interview, published in The Guardian in October 2017. And you can listen to one of the songs from the album here

12 – 14 July, 2024