New Acts for Priddy 2016

We are delighted to announce that Les Barker will be making an appearance this year.

Les Barker

Les is well known throughout the folk scene – and indeed the country as a whole – for his gentle yet hilarious poetry which mines the idiocies of life – and the English language – for comic effect.

One of the best in the business at what he does Les – who has helped raise thousands for charities for the blind with his Cat themed series of CDs – is loved by live audiences up and down the land. Here’s a taste of what he does.

Tim DallingAnyone who saw the brilliant, madcap New Rope String Band at Priddy in 2014 will know the inspired Scots genius that is Tim Dalling. Once seen never forgotten, Tim (above) brings his all-new show Aye Coyote to Priddy this year. As Tim says: “It’s about art, music, inspiration, love and death.”

Checkout the trailer here  (it really is worth watching). And to find out more about Tim explore his website.

Hot Vultures are Ian Anderson, editor of folk bible fRoots, and Maggie Holland, a past winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Their collaboration dates back to the mid-to-late 1970s, during which time they recorded three influential albums and we are delighted that they are back together for Priddy this year.

Mixing folk, rock Balkan and Cajun music, Bristol-based Flash Harry will be bringing uplifting mix of high-energy fiddles and brass to the Festival this year and a good time is assured. Have a listen

Another spot of genre-bending is in prospect with Flats and Sharps who take bluegrass, country and folk and and make a sound of their own. You can find some videos on their website here.

And from the other side of the world comes the haunting sound of singer-songwriter Nuala Honan. Brought up in South Australia she brings with her her trio and a whole bunch of fabulous songs to Somerset.

12 – 14 July, 2024