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Three people smiling - the group, Arbrevyn


A vocal harmony trio comprising Cathy Bennett, Katy Coope and Callum MacKellar; singing songs from Cornwall, Derbyshire, and around the UK.

Arbrevyn Facebook Page
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Benammi Swift

A young melodeon player from Derbyshire who loves to do nothing more than play folk music and keep the old folk tradition alive!

Benammi Swift Facebook Page
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A melodeon player, Benammi Swift

Two people holding guitar and fiddle - The Brothers Gillespie

The Brothers Gillespie

Brothers James and Sam Gillespie found their sound growing up in the fells and valleys of Northumberland, their songs often describing relationships with wild places and the experience of finding oneself in a world alive with soul. Their music is animated by lyrical songwriting, fine fingerstyle guitar playing, multi-instrumental musicianship, and magical sibling harmonies.

The Brothers Gillespie Website

Beyond The Blue

Inspired by the words of the best-selling poet Donna Ashworth, singer-songwriters Nina Blaszczyk and Phil Baggaley bring you an afternoon of beautiful original songs,  with calming melodies and thoughtful lyrics taking you on a moving musical journey.

a painting of a white bird, used for the show, Beyond The Blue

A singer, with arms outstretched mid song - Detta Kenzie

Detta Kenzie

Detta is a Devon based folk singer creating original songs alongside reworking ancient Celtic music. With both Irish and Scottish heritage, Detta is committed to bringing old tunes back to life while simultaneously maintaining their traditional roots.

Detta Kenzie Website
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Gilmore & Roberts

This contemporary folk/acoustic duo combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk AwardsKatriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) released their debut album in 2008; touring extensively ever since.

Gilmore & Roberts Website

Two musicians, smiling and relaxing - Gilmore & Roberts

A close up of a musician - Hannah Scott

Hannah Scott

Hannah has become a consummate storyteller; her music shaped by human stories, with family, in all its chaos and glory, sitting at the heart of her work; her lyrics, powerful and poignant. Falling in love with the piano, and classical music from the age of 4, she picked up a guitar in her early teens and taught herself some simple chords… from that point has been Radio 2 sessions, shows with folk luminaries, and a song featured in Grey’s Anatomy!

Hannah Scott Website
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Jack Rutter

Yorkshire folk singer Jack Rutter has established himself as one of the standout voices of the folk, roots and acoustic music scene in recent years. A hugely engaging stage presence, his soaring vocal, powerhouse guitar and bouzouki playing and masterful arrangements of traditional songs and contemporary covers have enthralled audiences from the largest festival main stages to the most intimate folk clubs.

Jack Rutter Website

A musician with a cap on, holding a guitar - Jack Rutter

Three singers, holding flowers, with trees in the background - Michell, Pfeiffer & Kulesh

Michell, Pfeiffer & Kulesh

An all-female close harmony folk trio that brings together the exciting talents and exquisite voices of award-winning singers and songwriters Odette Michell, Karen Pfeiffer and Daria Kulesh. Their stunning three-part vocal harmonies bring to life spellbinding folk tales, expertly woven together with a vibrant international twist, into a unique cross-cultural, multi-lingual, multi-instrumental collaboration.

MIchell, Pfeiffer & Kulesh Website

Phoebe Rees

Influenced by a diverse range of musical genres and cultures, Phoebe predominantly combines elements of Celtic, English and American Folk traditions into her music making. Drawing on inspiration from her early years in the Scottish Highlands, experiences as a classical viola player, and subsequent travels throughout the rest of the British Isles, Europe, South America and India; she performs her own compositions along with interpretations of material by other artists close to her heart. Phoebe sings and accompanies herself mostly on the fiddle, viola and guitar.

Phoebe Rees Website
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A close up of a fiddle player - Phoebe Rees

Three musicians, one with fiddle, one with guitar - Rachael McShane & The Cartographers

Rachael McShane & The Cartographers

Rachael McShane is a renowned folk singer, cellist, fiddle and viola player; becoming known as an original member of the award-winning folk big band Bellowhead. She has since forged a gret solo career, but is also leader of The Cartographers; a band that features the exceptional talents of guitarist Ian Stephenson (Kan, Baltic Crossing), and melodeon player Julian Sutton (Kathryn Tickell, Sting). Their music is a powerful blend of traditional folk and contemporary sounds, with Rachael’s stunning voice and instrumental skills leading the line.

Rachael McShane Website

The Rosie Hood Band

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominated Rosie Hood is a folk singer/songwriter known for her powerful and clear vocals; with captivating performances that combine her poetic writing with dynamic and honest interpretations of traditional songs. Learning folk songs from an early age, she has a keen interest in the history of traditional songs, particularly those of her native Wiltshire. Rosie is currently performing with Nicola Beazley (fiddles, vocals), Robyn Wallace (melodeon/percussion) & Rosie Butler-Hall (fiddles, vocals) as The Rosie Hood Band – performing chamber-folk interpretations of traditional and contemporary material.

Rosie Hood Website

Four people standing in a woodland setting - The Rosie Hood Band

A close up of a man with a beard - Sam Carter

Sam Carter

Midlands-born guitarist and songwriter Sam Carter has earned a reputation for vivid, narrative-driven songwriting and captivating live performances. He is a highly-regarded instrumentalist, renowned by many as “the finest English-style fingerpicking guitarist of his generation” (Jon Boden). Over the past fifteen years, Sam has made appearances on national TV, won a BBC Folk Award, and has toured the world, sharing stages with some of folk’s leading lights, including Richard Thompson, Eliza Carthy, Martin Simpson and Nancy Kerr. Sam’s albums and live shows attest to his flair for powerful, keenly observed songwriting and his love for British and American traditional folksong.

Sam Carter Website

Steve Turner

Steve is known as a pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments, stretching the boundaries of traditional forms, with one of the best voices in the business. He is a multi-instrumentalist, who also accompanies himself on the cittern, and also plays mandolin and tenor banjo. Steve’s latest, and much acclaimed 9th album “Curious Times”, was released in 2023 and features Martin Carthy.

Steve Turner Website

A man with his arms folded, leaning against a stone wall - Steve Turner

4 young musicians facing the camera - The Underground Sun

The Underground Sun

‘One of my favourite bands’ – Linda Thompson

The Underground Sun are a promising young folk quartet from Sheffield. Comprising Lucy Arrowsmith (fiddle), Will Bridge (fiddle/accordion), Hamish Fagan (guitar) and Harry Fagan (piano), they bring a skilful blend of precise vocal harmonies and trad and contemporary tunes with smooth instrumental arrangements. They recieved widespread attention after their debut gig at Crookes Social Club, and festival bookings swiftly followed.

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