Our great friends Furthest From The Sea are looking after the fringe events in the Old Bell Hotel once again.
Evening concerts on Friday and Saturday are ticketed, but these events are FREE, whether you have a festival ticket or not – come along and enjoy some great music!
This year, there is music in the Ballroom, and also the Tavern (Front) Bar (and the music session in the Tudor Bar too…)
12.15pm – 1pm UP
1.15pm – 1.45pm Steve and Julie Wigley
2.15pm – 3pm The Carrivick Sisters
3-15pm – 3.45pm Paul Carbuncle
4pm – 4.45pm Dan Sings Stan (Dan McKinnon performs the songs of Stan Rogers)
5pm – 5.30pm Oka Vanga
THE TAVERN BAR
12.15pm – 12.45pm Steve Cresswell
1pm – 1.30pm Tony Stark
2pm – 2.30pm Dave and Chris
3pm – 3.30pm Umbilica
3.45pm – 4.15pm Kai Swarvett
4.30pm – 5pm Marc Block
5.30pm – 6pm Sunflower Thieves
About the artists
- The Carrivick Sisters are one of the UK’s top young bluegrass and folk acts. Part of Midnight Skyracer, we’re really pleased that Laura and Charlotte have agreed to perform an extra duo set for us, in the Old Bell Hotel. Twins Laura and Charlotte perform their original songs and instrumentals along with a few carefully […]
- Dan McKinnon is a genuine troubadour – one man, one guitar, one voice – but oh, what a voice… Touring with a bucket full of intelligent story songs and a smile, Dan is a thoroughly engaging performer preferring a smooth, ﬁnger-style acoustic guitar accompaniment for his thoughtful compositions and lilting melodies. He covers much of […]
- With Dave on twelve string guitar, and Chris on vocals, harmonica and occasional mandolin…we are two friends getting together to play and perform the songs we enjoy…some blues standards, a few obscure country songs, and a folk song or two, as well as some of our own compositions…hope you will enjoy them too!
- Furthest From The Sea is an Arts Business run by passionate and dedicated artists committed to a ‘hands on’ approach to creativity. Based in Derbyshire, but operating around the country, they believe in the power of art to rejuvenate towns and cities, to bring people together and to celebrate and take pride in the place that […]
- Hailing from Derbyshire, Kai Swarvett draws influence from the likes of Fleet Foxes and Bright eyes producing his own unique style of indie/ folk music. Kai is a prolific writer with a distinctive voice, weaving tales of melodrama and dark comedy to charm and enchant audiences around the UK.
- A familiar face at Derby Folk Festival, Nottingham-based Marc combines tradition and innovation with a Queer spiritual slant to his songwriting. He runs the open mic at the Gate to Southwell Festival, and is also known as accompanist to veteran singer Roy Bailey.
- Paul has spent the last few years merrily gigging at pubs, festivals, and folk clubs on evenings which have been described enthusiastically as “Saturday” and “Wednesday” and sometimes “Friday”. The Midlands magazine Folk Monthly labelled him “bourgeoning”, back in the days before spell-check (2015). Since winning the Gate To Southwell Folk Festival open mic competition, […]
- Steve and Julie Wigley are a Derby duo, who have been singing together for many years, performing mainly original songs written by Julie. They are regulars at local folk clubs and also enjoy travelling to clubs around the country. They have been finalists in BBC Song for Lincolnshire and the John Birmingham Cup and have […]
- Steve Cresswell plays original compositions with a contemporary folk feel and covers of his favourite acoustic rock/folk songs: the balance varies depending on the venue. He has performed on the Bar Stage at Moira Furnace Folk Festival and the Fringe Stage at Derby Folk Festival. He also plays pubs, folk clubs and open mics whenever he […]
- Originally from Derbyshire, Sunflower Thieves are a female-fronted pop folk band now based in Leeds. They will be bringing a rare stripped back duo set up to Derby Folk Festival, with delicate harmonies and poetic lyrics to match
- Anthony (Tony) Stark is a fingerstyle guitar player from Derbyshire who has built up a solid reputation for his intricate and passionately performed instrumental pieces. His influences include John Renbourn, Bert Jansch, Martin Simpson, Martin Carthy, John Martyn, Eric Roche, Tommy Emmanuel and many others. His performance might include a folk/blues or ragtime piece or […]
- Umbilica is the songs and poetry of Josephine Lewis. Refining her songcraft over two decades, Umbilica draws from folk, rock, blues and literary influences to explore themes of relationships, gender politics and connectedness. The work has been described as haunting and vulnerable, “but with a particular grit and determination.” Based in the East Midlands, Lewis […]
- UP combine 2 voices and 3 instruments (mostly ukuleles) to make one infectious and wonderfully uncomplicated sound. Expect imaginative arrangements straddling folk, blues, country and reggae.