The line up of Artists in 2014
British Blues legend - Wizz Jones headlining the Festival as well as being made Honorary Troubadour Patron of our Festival.
"There are few artists with more claim to being a 'musician's musician' than Wizz Jones. Inspired by Big Bill Broonzy, Rambling Jack Elliot, Alexis Korner and Ewan MacColl, and learning his guitar licks from the likes of Davy Graham and Long John Baldry while playing in the coffee bars of London's Soho during the late nineteen fifties.
Then busking throughout Europe from the streets of Paris to the markets of Marrakech during the early sixties and later to be cited by John Renbourn and Eric Clapton as an important early influence. With his unique acoustic guitar style, an eclectic repertoire and a 'right hand worthy of Broonzy'
Wizz Jones has been made an Honorary Patron to the Cornwall Folk Festival due to his long associations with Cornwall.
Events Featuring Wizz Jones | Artist's Website
Flossie Malavialle is a sultry, enticing French singer and guitarist from Nimes who now resides in the UK. Flossie has released 10 albums to date and her wide range of styles can be found on the 2012 Album “ Flossie Malavialle X” ( 2002 -2012 ) . She is very, comfortable singing the songs of Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Hoagy Carmichael, Frank Sinatra, Carole King, Bonnie Raitt’ Beth Nielsen Chapman, Kate McGarrigle or Martin Joseph - to name just a few and she has toured extensively with many top acts including Show of Hands. Flossie also did an Australian tour with Fairport Convention back in 2010 promoting her “ Dark Horses “ Album and more recently made a popular return visit there along with guitarist Keith Donnelley to accompany her. Flossie makes her first visit to our Festival on a high recommendation from our Festival Patron Wizz Jones and we are all really delighted, excited and cannot wait to see her at our 42nd Cornwall Folk Festival!
Events Featuring Flossie Malavialle | Artist's Website
Jez Lowe has built an enviable reputation as a songwriter and performer in the world of acoustic music, and as a recognised musical ambassador for his native North East England, with almost twenty albums and countless live performances around the world over the last thirty years.
Among those who have recorded their own versions of Lowe’s songs, are Fairport Convention, The Unthanks, The Dubliners, The Tannahill Weavers, Cherish The Ladies, Gordon Bok, Tom McConville, The McCalmans, The Black Brothers, Liam Clancy, Bob Fox and literally hundreds of others. Songs like BACK IN DURHAM GAOL, THE BERGEN, GREEK LIGHTNING and THESE COAL TOWN DAYS have generated scores of cover versions around the globe, and are now classics of their kind.
Events Featuring Jez Lowe | Artist's Website
Geoff Lakeman, a stalwart of the West Country folk scene and father of a virtual Folk Dynasty, is concentrating more on solo gigs in 2014. Music is in the Lakeman blood. Youngest son Seth has sold hundreds of thousands of CD’s, been nominated for the Mercury Music Prize, had gold and silver records and even a Top Ten album in the UK. Eldest son Sean and his wife Kathryn Roberts, were voted “Best Duo” in the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and middle son Sam is married to Irish singing sensation Cara Dillon. All three boys began their careers playing in a family band with Geoff and their violin-playing mother Joy Geoff and Joy will be enjoying the whole weekend with us at the Festival and we are delighted to have them here
Events Featuring Geoff Lakeman
|Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin|
Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin are one of the most exciting and innovative duos to appear on the folk/roots/acoustic scene in recent years. Voted Best Duo BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014. Phillip is one of the UK’s top slide guitarists and harmonica players and his Dobro playing has been described by Dick Gaughan as “ stunningly good “ and quoted by Show of Hands Steve Knightley as being “utterly captivating”. Phillip’s harmonica playing also conjures up all those haunting country blues moods of the American deep South. Hannah is a brilliant singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist, writing all her well, crafted songs on either fiddle, viola or banjo and she has received rave reviews and been commended by Mike Harding “ for her really fantastic singing!” This fantastic duo is not to be missed at any costs.
Events Featuring Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin
|Andy Clarke and Steve Tyler|
Andy is a traditional English folk singer who helps run Totnes Folk Club.As well as being a performer, he is a member of the Mooncoin Ceilidh Band and plays guitar, bouzouki and performs in festivals and folk clubs throughout the country. In addition he works with Steve Tyler, one of the country’s finest hurdy gurdy/ cittern players and an expert on Early Music. Steve is also a member of Angles, Daughters of Elvin and of Misericordia. Together, Andy and Steve will perform a whole range of traditional English songs and tunes.
Events Featuring Andy Clarke and Steve Tyler
|The Roving Crows|
Award Winning – Folk Fusion. The Crows foot-stomping live performance blends folk, ska, reggae and klezmer with strong thought provoking lyrics and a vibrant Celtic edge.
A uniquely unusual, eclectic and exciting musical mix.
The Roving Crows released their new album ‘Deliberate Distractions’ on 4th Nov.2013 and the Crows’ line-up boasts fiery fiddle playing, trumpet, guitar, drums, bass and vocals, comprising of: Caitlin Barrett - Fiddle player, singer and co-founder of The Roving Crows, Paul O’Neill - Lead singer, guitarist, and front man of The Roving Crows, Paul is a founder member of the band, with a background in theatre and writing he scribes all lyrics for the band, Greg Wilson-Copp – Trumpet player and backing vocals, Tim Tolhurst – Drummer and backing vocals.Lawrence Shaw – The most recent addition to the band, Loz’s bass playing resembles that of Bakithi Kumalo ad Steve Digiorgio.
Events Featuring The Roving Crows | Artist's Website
A professional 6 piece band based in Falmouth, Cornwall. Energetic and engaging, they are known for their unusual arrangements, humour and ability to get any crowd young or old up and dancing! Jonah’s Lift play an ecletic mix of original material, traditional folk tunes and some covers that get the “Jonah treatment – a mix of Black Sabbath’s Paranoid with Benny Hill squished in the middle and you start to get the idea?” So come and join in their fun performance!
Events Featuring Jonah’s Lift
Emerging in the 1970's, Mike was one of the first signings to Elton John's Rocket Records. Since moving on from Rocket, he has played festivals, clubs and arts centres all over Europe and
released a good number of albums in the process. In July 2003, Mike's song, “Not a Matter of Pride”, from his album Solid Silver was added to the play lists of no less than 36 local radio
stations up and down the UK and was given extensive rotation on BBC Radio 2 on Terry Wogan's early morning programme.
Events Featuring Mike Silver | Artist's Website
|Steve Hunt & Neil Davey|
Steve Hunt ( Corncrow ) and Neil Davey ( Dalla ) join forces to give you a foot stomping set of Celtic songs/tunes, Americana and other good music to suit all tastes. Don’t miss these two great talents!
Events Featuring Steve Hunt & Neil Davey
|Andrew McKay and Carole Etherton|
Singer/songwriters Andrew McKay and Carole Etherton come from Llangennith in South Wales and take their inspiration from tales of Swansea and the Gower Peninsula and of its social history, industry and maritime traditions. Their wonderful CD “ Silver, Stone & Sand “ has been described by Mike O’Connor of Cornish Songwriters as “ a most enjoyeable listen, the songs of which are infectious and deserve to be widely sung –out!
Events Featuring Andrew McKay and Carole Etherton
|Thorn and Roses|
Thorn and Roses – a hugely popular local acappella trio, of Rowena Metters, Sylvia Fletcher and Jinks Jenkins who will enthral audiences with their varied repertoire of traditional and contempory great songs.
Events Featuring Thorn and Roses | Artist's Website
|The O'Frankel Family Band|
The good ship O'Frankel crashes its cargo of bluegrass, folk, straggler blues, and their own songs onto the Cornish coast. A four-piece family band - Papa Frankel's guitar and lead vocals at the helm, Lucy's fiddle, vocals and harmonies the sculling figurehead, Joe the main man on the quarterdeck with his driving banjo, and Lizzy-Jane keeping it all on course with her throbbing double bass rudder. All Aboard!
Events Featuring The O'Frankel Family Band
|Rosie Upton and Pete MacGregor|
This duo regularly appeared at clubs and festivals in Cornwall some 25 years ago but ceased performing professionally due to work and family commitments. Rosie has developed an individual style based on English, Scots and Irish traditional songs and ballads and her rich voice is particularly well suited to the occasional blues. She also runs regular song workshops within the trade union movement and at festivals on a variety of subjects including Songs of Dissent. Pete is a singer, songwriter and guitarist whose distinctive voice is accompanied by sensitive guitar arrangements. His own lyrical compositions, which include hard-hitting songs of social and political comment, are written in a traditional style and combine strong melodies with memorable choruses, These are matched by original reworking of traditional songs and ballads. Together they combine passion and integrity with an entertaining presentation.
Events Featuring Rosie Upton and Pete MacGregor
Jess Handley – a rising young talent, singer/songwriter Jess Handley has quietly built up an acclaimed reputation for her own, original, piano based songs and stunning voice .Described as beautiful, melodic folk and pop ballads, each enchanting song shows off a distinctive and quite haunting voice that merges classical training and pop. Jess has been recorded by BBC Radio Somerset as well as performing at the Village Pump Festival last year amongst other venues. Only 15 years of age – do catch her performing at the Festival – a star in the making!, for more information see https://soundcloud.com/jessica-handley-music
Events Featuring Jess Handley | Artist's Website
The Grenaways are a folk / alternative band from North Cornwall.
Storytelling through the gift of song, captured in a harmony, inspired by life and love by the ocean.
Taking their name from one of North Cornwall’s hidden treasures, The Grenaways, formed in Polzeath, North Cornwall.
They released their first original EP, self-titled, ‘THE GRENAWAYS’ [available on iTunes], in the summer of 2012 and started gigging regularly around North Cornwall and the South West.
Probably the most exciting development to date for The Grenaways, Is that they are releasing their debut album, Be Still Young Heart, in June 2014!
Events Featuring The Grenaways | Artist's Website
TREGALLION are an acoustic duo featuring Vince and Nickie Jerrison who have recently moved from Yorkshire to live in the Bude area. We perform traditional and contemporary songs and tunes with a Celtic influence. Our material ranges from reflective and haunting ballads to up-tempo tunes and chorus songs, with accompaniment on guitar, Irish bouzouki, mandolin and whistles.
Events Featuring Tregallion
Having all grown up in the quiet fishing town of Padstow, Calum Toby Kevin and Tom have spent many years playing music together, whether it be during the towns annual May Day celebrations or during a wintery Sunday afternoon, all huddled round the fire in one of the local pubs.
The 4 lads are very proud of their Cornish heritage, and mixed in with the traditional Irish and English folk music, the strong Cornish influence can be heard. As is the case with many Cornish villages, their other main musical influence is the sea. This is also compounded by the fact that both Calum and Tom are merchant seamen, so the group do enjoy any opportunity to rip out a shanty or song of the sea that will be sure to get your foot tapping!
With a full-bodied combination of accordion, stomp box, guitars, mandolins and more varieties of banjo than you knew existed; The Stowes can fill up any venue, small or large, with toe-tapping music to get the crowds going.
Events Featuring The Stowes | Artist's Website
Devonbird are an exciting new folk trio from Devon. Recent finalists in the 2013 South West Music Awards, the trio are Kath Bird ( singer/songwriter ), supported by Sophia Colkin ( aka Squeak ) on violin with Rob Wheaton on guitar. Their music shows a wide range of folk music, both original and traditional that combine both foot stomping jigs and reels with haunting ballads and songs - often having their origins in old Devonshire folklore and dialect. Their first studio recorded album “ Hangman’s Daughter” will be readily available and on sale at the Festival.
Events Featuring Devonbird
|The Rocking Horses Duo|
The Rocking Horses are a folk harmony duo who have been gigging together for the past five years in and around London in variety of bars/ pubs and music clubs, and at festivals across the UK. They now live by the sea near Bude, Cornwall.
Sophie Walker ( vocals ) and Danny Allen (vocals and guitar )
Events Featuring The Rocking Horses Duo | Artist's Website
Pete Grassby is a hard, working Internationally acclaimed solo performer, singer /melodian player who was a former Sidmouth Festival Competition Winner and who apart from performing at the Festival now runs our busy Craft Fair as well as demonstrating ,selling or repairing melodeons. Pete can be seen at manyof the other Festivals and is the founder of Aardvaark Ceilidh Band and we claim that he's just about the " Best Dance Caller around ! "
Events Featuring Pete Grassby | Artist's Website
|Bradders blues Singer|
Wadebridge's own acoustic bluesman will appear in person!
Events Featuring Bradders blues Singer | Artist's Website
|Brian and Marie Phillips|
Marie and Brian Phillips are a husband and wife duo who have been favourites at Midlands folk clubs and festivals for many years; featuring Marie on guitar and vocals and Brian on guitar and mandolin. They perform a wide mix of material including traditional, blues, and contemporary music guaranteed to entertain all tastes and making full use of Marie’s great voice and Brian’s stunning guitar style.
Events Featuring Brian and Marie Phillips | Artist's Website
Due to a previous incarnation as a salty sea dog, Liz Crow naturally inclines towards the maritime; she loves a good shanty session! A regular singer at Bodmin Folk Club, she is one eighth of the Devon based group Shake a Leg, also performing in various duets including with Hilary Bix as The Fans.
Events Featuring Liz Crow
Doxies – 3 lovely ladies from Looe and Lostwithiel, formed 2 and a half years ago, through a mutual friendship and a love for the wonderful songs of the sea and the land.
Kate Ward and Steph Althaus were joined by the talented Jo Ballard just six months ago, extending the heartfelt approach they have to their songs, adding a creative and feminine touch to the delivery of the music they love.... and a quirky humorous edge to their performance, to boot!
Events Featuring The Doxies
Mark Holland is a singer/songwriter hailing from Yateley in Hampshire, UK. Based in London, he and his four-piece band are busy on the London scene playing many reputable venues including The Troubadour, The Bedford, Bull & Gate and The Half Moon.
Prior to embarking on his own project Mark cut his teeth performing, writing and recording with a host of unsigned artists in the city. As a result of this and music from his childhood, Mark's music draws on many influences including Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Dave Matthews, James Morrison, Jason Mraz and Seth Lakeman.
Events Featuring Mark Holland | Artist's Website
Described as a cross between Leonard Cohen and Pam Ayres, Malc writes all his own songs –primarily because he finds other people’s far too difficult to play. His output is prolific – working on the theory that if he writes enough he will eventually come up with something decent. To date he has performed over 230 of his songs at Bodmin folk club - at least 4 of which he has been asked to perform again -preferably somewhere else.
“Kicks the folk tradition in to touch”- Vic Legg.
Events Featuring Malcolm Pinch | Artist's Website
Riverstone (Steve Pickett and Fiona Hamilton) are based in North Cornwall. Steve lives 7 miles up-river from Wadebridge, and Fiona lives 7 miles up-river from Steve. They have been singing together for about three years, mostly performing at local sessions and community events. Their repertoire reflects the influence of American singer/songwriters such as Guy Clarke, interspersed with an eclectic collection of songs, including some of Steve’s own compositions.
Events Featuring Riverstone
Wadebridge based dance group formed in 1993. They wear the Cornish colours of black and gold, black skirts with saffroncoloured waistcoats and straw hats decorated with flowers. aTheir dances come from the north west morris tradition with some garland dances.
Events Featuring Saffrons Maids
|The Exmoor Doo Dah Band |
Returning after their resounding success at last year's Festival the four piece “skiffle” line-up with guitars, banjo, washboard and tea chest bass who play many different types of music including, (obviously) skiffle, blues, Johnny Cash, ragtime, and Irish etc. (Anything, as long as it’s fast and furious.)
Events Featuring The Exmoor Doo Dah Band
|Lucy Smith |
I have loved music from a very early age and gradually have learnt different musical instruments to accompany my vocals.
Over the last two years I have performed at various charity concerts raising money for Brain Trust, Oakhaven (a Respite Centre for terminally ill patients), Piam Brown Ward (Childrens Cancer Unit at Southampton General Hospital), Help the Hero's, Macmillan Cancer,British Legion Poppy Appeal, Wave 105 Cash for Kids, Naomi House, and performances on local Radio too as well as Festivals including Tolpuddle.
I reached the Southern Area Final in the Rotary Wessex Young Musician of the Year in 2012, and the Southern Area Final of National Open Mic Competition performing at the Portsmouth Guildhall. I then went on to reach the Grand Final of National Teenstar Competition and performed at the 02 in London July 2013
I love performing and really get something back from people enjoying my music
Events Featuring Lucy Smith | Artist's Website
Skylark explores the melodic boundaries of folk and jazz. Beautifully matched soprano and alto Lynette Rentoul and Lorraine Rooke mingle with an occasional splash of Adrian Jones’ tenor, who also adds string bass, keyboards, guitar and mandolin. Enjoy delicious takes on Joni Mitchell and Led Zeppelin and contemporary songwriters.
Events Featuring Skylark
Dulcimer, Hurdy Gurdy & Celtic Harp, Damian is on a mission – namely to re-introduce the beautiful, ancient Dulcimer and the fascinating, medieval Hurdy Gurdy. Expect to see him at a venue or event near you, as he is determined to gain as much exposure for these instruments as he can. During 2013 he received many plaudits and support for his playing and audiences have been instantly won over wherever he has played. The Dulcimer, particularly, has a sound that is instantly enjoyed; ethereal, haunting, fluent and often compared to a harp. It can be heard here: www.damianclarke.co.uk/POD.html
He is one of the handful who sing and play on these instruments.
Events Featuring Damian Clarke | Artist's Website
A singer/songwriter who went to school in Wadebridge, cut her teeth at the now legendary Folk Cottage at Mitchell along with other named acts: Wizz Jones, Ralph McTell, Gerry Lockran, Cliff Aungier and Mike Silver. Was formerly married to Davey Johnstone, Elton John’s guitarist, Diana has performed solo at various Festivals throughout the UK and tracks from her CD 2 “ The Troubled Heart” were recorded at her brother Jo Partidge’s Airfield Studios at St. Merryn. Now currently based in Bath now, we welcome Diana back to Wadebridge with her repertoire of beautiful songs.
Events Featuring Diana Johnstone | Artist's Website
Emily Howard is a young award winning singer songwriter from Exeter, South West, UK. Emily recently set up her own record label, Random Fish Records, specialising in Acoustic Soul music. Since releasing her debut album ‘Where Do I Go?’ in April 2013, her music has spread far and wide. Featuring on the BBC Introducing radio show, receiving rave reviews as well as a nomination in the South West Music Awards for album of the year.
Emily’s music could be compared to artists such as Ani DiFranco, Joni Mitchell, Nina Nesbitt or Amy MacDonald. Her songs convey strong meanings, and she sings them openly and honestly.
Events Featuring Emily Howard | Artist's Website
Lee Rahn is a 22 year old Singer/Songwriter from Glastonbury, Somerset; he is currently studying Songwriting at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance.
Lee's Folk Influenced songs, unique vocal ability, combined with engaging live performances made him a local favourite within the Somerset music scene. Since deciding to make the move to London to focus on playing music full time, Lee has been regarded by many as a Creative guitarist, picking through alternative tunings and "a thoughtful lyricist with vivid emotive imagery".
Events Featuring Lee Rahn | Artist's Website
|Michael Mochan |
Michael is a solo artist and self employed musician. He has been writing songs since he was 13 years old, and performs a mixture of his own material and cover songs in various locations in Devon and Cornwall.
Last festival season he played at a number of local festivals including Volkfest (Cabaret Tent), Kingsbridge, Saltash, and Torpoint (Thankes Park).
Events Featuring Michael Mochan
Sam is a 21 year old solo acoustic guitarist , singer/songwriter from Totnes Devon. He has been singing and playing guitar since the age of 15 but has been going out on his own since leaving University last year. He is gaining a lot of respect and popularity for himself in the Devon area, recently supporting The Kinks original band members on their tour at the South Devon Arts Centre , he played 5 gigs at the Dartmouth Festival and opened the Kingsbridge Festival in May 2014. His music varies from Ballads to upbeat songs depending on the venue and he enjoys audience participation.
Events Featuring Sam Fearon | Artist's Website
Steamrocket is a 4 piece band built around the vocals of Jerry Alleguen who has many years experience of singing and playing blues , R n B, folk and pop in public. He also performs in the Folk Orchestra of North Devon and the Celebrations Ceilidh Band . He also still turns out for the Ealing based Oddfellas folk band . On lead guitar (including slide guitar) and back up vocals is Phil Brown who is regular performer of blues and roots material as well as old pop, gospel and jazz songs and at the Bude Folk Club. The two of them have also performed as a duo at the Folk Club and it’s associated events.
Steamrocket normally plays “plugged in”, performing covers of R’n’B and pop songs (sneaking in a good smattering of blues too) , mainly from the 50’s & 60’s, however for the purposes of the Acoustic Tent they will be unplugged, with a double bass and possibly some percussion being provided their usual drummer – Derek Garratt. Aand will be concentrating on the blues , country and folk part of their repertoire .
Events Featuring Steamrocket | Artist's Website
|Taking The Piskies|
Taking The Piskies are Steve (mandolin and bouzouki) and Debbie (whistle and bodhran). They sing and play folk music with a twist, sometimes diving deep into our Celtic Heritage with ballads and sea shanties, sometimes singing more contemporary songs, and they have their own compositions too. They believe that folk music is a participant sport, and try to sing songs that the audience will want to join in with!
They have performed at the 'Faery Fest' at Mount Edgcumbe Park for the last 3 years and have been asked back for 2014. They have also played at many charity fundraisers in Devon and Cornwall over the past couple of years, and are regulars the the Bude Folk Festival and Folk Club.
Events Featuring Taking The Piskies | Artist's Website
Castletown play charged-up traditional songs about ships sinking, the sailors on them & the ladies that keep them happy.
Formed in 2003 by Derek Kerr with Neil Moulton, Castletown have been making a nuisance of themselves ever since in pubs & festivals around the Southwest of England.
Described as being "able to take a tune up a dark alleyway & do it in", Castletown are firmly committed to playing traditional tunes as they should be, full of rhythm, feeling & fun.
Events Featuring Castletown | Artist's Website
John Thorpe is a solo didgeridoo artist whose lively and eclectic sound reflects his interest in traditional Australian music and western contemporary dance music.
In 2008 John performed his first UK didge festival at Tapely Park and went on to play at various events and festivals including the World Music Rhythm Tree festival, Isle of Wight, Looe Music festival, Singing Sticks, Holifair and others. He has also performed at bars, cafés, BBC radio, the Eden Project and at the London National Theatre.
Performing solo, John is a first rate player and offers something different – armed with a complete sound of Stomp, Drums, Shakers, Clapsticks, Mouth Harp and Didge, his music is original and entertaining. He is like a one man band.
Events Featuring John Thorpe | Artist's Website
Tin Taxi have played in many folk clubs, and open mics up and down the country, playing Americana, plus contemporary and traditional folk. Linda sang with the Allan Valley singers and currently sings with Kescana. She also performs with Bagas Crowd. Dave used to sing and play harmonica, guitar and banjo in a blues duo called Highway 61.
Events Featuring Tin Taxi
Tori Reed is a country / folk singer songwriter from New Zealand and is currently on a 3 month tour of the UK.
In the past, she has performed alongside the likes of blues master Lloyd Spiegel and folk artist Tecoma, performed at festivals such as 'The Canterbury Folk Festival' and the 'Organic River Festival'. She was one of the opening acts for Dave Dobbyn in Queenstown's Winter Festival, plus much more. Through extensive travelling, her experience is wide and crosses many genres and she has had the fortune to entertain and share stories with musicians and audiences from all over the world. From local Antipodean gigs, to far flung performances in Israel. From tiny peña's in Argentina to large stages at charity events in Tasmania.
With her unique style and endearing arrangements, Tori is well suited to intimate crowds and caring environments. Every song is aimed at touching the hearts and minds of those listening, sometimes emotionally, sometimes tapping your toes, other times down right boogying!
Events Featuring Tori Reed | Artist's Website
The Plusun Band are from Langueux, in Brittany. They play traditional Breton music and dances, together with some French, rock and irish tunes.
For the Wadebridge festival, they will exclusively play Breton music and are accompanied by four dancers who will demonstrate traditional Breton dances.
The band members are: Régine (Accordion), Hélène (Vocals and Djembé), Patrick (Guitar), Dominique (Flute and Tin Whistle) and Hervé (Guitar).
All are friends who live around Langueux and have played music together for many years.
Events Featuring Plusun Band
|The Contraband Quintet|
The Contraband Quintet are a westcountry band from various corners of the UK with great passion for music. Founded & fully female fronted by our lovely leading lady Leanna Stacey - Vocals/flute/fiddle/violin/cello & Baretta Shane (co-founder) - Guitar/harmonica/backing vocals/keys, who have been collaberating, busking & performing in one form or another together since spring 2009. After going our seperate ways, playing jam nights, open mics, the occasional gig & busking our way round the westcountry & further afield, found ourselves studying at the same campus in September 2013 at dBs music - the Uk's leading provider for music production training to degree level, where we set out to continue what we started back in 09.
Events Featuring The Contraband Quintet
Terry Gosden is a versatile singer - songwriter from Cornwall who performs a wide range of traditional, contemporary and self-penned songs, accompanying them on his acoustic guitar.
Events Featuring Terry Gosden
Keven Taylor is a Singer / songwriter from the Bude area. He plays 12 and 6 string guitar, mandolin, and a mean blues harmonica.
Events Featuring Keven Taylor
Cataclews are a four piece ceilidh band - fiddle, guitar, melodeon, bodhran and vocals. We are based in Trevone near Padstow, Cornwall. The band plays and sings Cornish, English and Irish music, mostly traditional dance tunes, as well as our own music.
Events Featuring Cataclews
The Shipwrecks are a harmony group from Wadebridge in Cornwall. Their vibrant warm delivery of traditional folk songs and British shanty music to their close knit ballad harmony shows a devoted versatility and pure love of music and their homeland, Cornwall, in a wide ranging repertoire.
Events Featuring Shipwrecks
The Sea Kings are a 3-piece acoustic folk outfit originally from Cornwall, now living and working in London. With 3-part vocal harmony, mandolin, guitar and various percussion we sing original songs about coastlines, villages and tides, and also put our own take on many recognisable cover songs. As well as gigs around London we played at Glastonbury last summer and again in 2014, and annually make a pilgrimage back to our homeland for some pub gigs at the end of summer.
Events Featuring Sea Kings
The Portraits are husband and wife alternative folk duo Jeremy & Lorraine Millington, from Bristol and Galway respectively, who performed at Glastonbury Festival 2014 and have been played on BBC 6 Music.
Events Featuring The Portraits | Artist's Website
This Cornish up and coming contempory musician, who focuses mainly on the Indie and Folk genres, began her journey into the art at a young age. As well as performing to a variety of audiences, Beth also enjoys producing her own covers and songs on SoundCloud (Beth Evans 10); her harmonies create a unique rich sound which demonstrate her extensive vocal range. Accompanied by her 12 string guitar, Beth has played at local venues where she has received favourable responses and been offered regular gigs. With such a passion for music across the decades, Beth's live performances appeal to a wide audience, and can be enjoyed by all.
Events Featuring Beth Evans
Ros Keltek ( Cornish for " Celtic Circle ) are a highly, professional dance troupe from Cornwall who display, dance and teach our Cornish traditions and they can be seen on the streets of Wadebridge performing their skilled dance routines - don't miss them!
Events Featuring Ros Keltek
|Cat's Eyes Morris|
Cat's Eyes Morris are a dance troupe from South East Cornwall who formed in 2005 to dace border morris in their own style. Their kit is somewhat unusual, including differently coloured shirts and long , black split waistcoats.
They are guaranteed to bring a smile to all onlookers faces - you have been warned!
Events Featuring Cat's Eyes Morris
Wildwood Kin are a 3 piece folk/indie band from Devon who's members are Emillie Key, Beth Key, and Meghann Loney. Their music comprises of blended vocal harmonies, acoustic guitars and unique songwriting. They were Open Mic UK 2013/14 Category Winners.
Events Featuring Wildwood Kin | Artist's Website
No guarantee can be given that any events will take place, or any artists will perform at a particular time, or at all. We will, however, make every effort to carry out the programme as advertised.
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