Imelda May

Born and raised in The Liberties area of Dublin, Imelda has become one of Ireland’s most celebrated female artists in history. Her 2008 self-written & produced album ‘Love Tattoo’ is the best-selling album of all time by a homegrown female artist in Ireland and her most recent album “11 Past the Hour” marks her fourth … Read More

Zoe Wren

Since starting out as a London Underground busker, Zoë Wren has been invited to play shows from the Cambridge Folk Festival to opening for Ralph McTell. Described as “refreshingly bold”, her songs hook you from the first line, with contemporary twists on British folk, and have been heard on BBC Radio 2 and London Live. … Read More

blazin’ Fiddles

Take a group of the hottest contemporary fiddle players from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, mix with some wonderfully sympathetic piano and guitar arrangements and you’ve got the award winning Blazin’ Fiddles on your hands. And they are Blazin’, in the past decade no other band has quite captured Scottish fiddle music’s variety, energy and sensitivity like Blazin’ … Read More

Eddi Reader

Eddi Reader is perhaps Scotland’s greatest living female voice.  From her earliest years playing the folk clubs of western Scotland and learning how to street sing across Europe (like her hero Edith Piaf) Eddi’s path soon lead her to a professional career in music as a backing singer for Eurythmics and Gang of Four. Her band Fairground Attraction had huge … Read More

The Langan Band

Unhinged and musically extravagant, The Langan Band have become famous for performing an invigorating yet tight and precisely executed show. With a sense of abandonment for spontaneity and surprise, they always keep their audience on their toes. The band formed shortly after John Langan won the prestigious Danny Kyle Award for new artists at Celtic … Read More

Yiddish Twist Orchestra

Yiddish Twist Orchestra – the Back Story “It is always the seam on your trousers that attracts the most dirt,” said Alf Wax, the great Whitechapel tailor, and back in late 1950s London the same was undoubtedly true for music – it was the seam of the big band and rock’n’roll eras that produced what … Read More

Stumpy Oak

Natives of East Anglia, the ever-popular Stumpy Oak present a rhythmic, frenetic performance of tunes from across the British Isles featuring an extended line-up of fiery dual fiddles, accordion, flute, guitar with throbbing sub octaves and stomp box. Prepare for a very lively dance set!    

Folk Camps Party Band

Putting Folk Camps firmly on the festival map, Folk Camps Party Band is an exciting new ceilidh band – it’s fun its funky and it’s happening right now!

Ferris & Sylvester

Ferris & Sylvester are a force to be reckoned with. They are honest and unashamed, bold and unapologetic. With clear references in their catchy setup to the mid-60s sounds of Greenwich Village combined with their meatier blues tones, the British duo sit somewhere between Jack White and First Aid Kit. The pair met three years … Read More

Maddie Morris

Maddie Morris was the winner of the BBC Radio 2 Young folk award, and is a contemporary folk musician, who is heavily influenced by traditional protest song Originally from Bedfordshire and currently based in Leeds, Maddie is a strong believer that ‘the personal is political’, and uses her own experiences to raise discussion around issues … Read More