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Folk Bands and Artists with Gigs in Rest of the UK

Adam Holmes & The Embers

Adam Holmes crafts lyrics that resonate like old folk songs, set to melodies rooted in haunting slow airs. John Martyn’s strum and sting, laced with slices of Celtic soul and folk. The 26-year-old …

 

Alden, Patterson and Dashwood

Norwich

Alden Patterson and Dashwood weave rich harmonies with fiddle, dobro and mandolin around a combination of finely crafted original compositions and traditional songs. The trio features members of much …

 

Ali Hutton

Ali, from Methven in Perthshire, was inspired at the age of 7 to take up the bagpipes and came up through the ranks at the Vale of Atholl pipe band. He was taught alongside Ross Ainslie by the late, …

 

Alma Gitana

Alma Gitana are ablaze on the Flamenco and World Music scene, playing their beloved music with speed, power and grace, raw and captivating flamenco guitar, soulful vocals and dancing setting London al…

 

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have toured together since 1988 to packed concert halls all over the world. They recorded their first album The Pearl in 1994 and followed it with many more highly acclaim…

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Amy MacDonald

Amy Macdonald lives a life that’s ordinary in every way but one. The 28 year old has sold over 9 million records, conquered Europe and won countless awards. Yet when she arrives at a restaurant in Gla…

 

Andy Cutting

Andy Cutting

Andy Cutting is an extraordinary musician. A master of the diatonic accordion and most other squeezeboxes, he is a superbly sensitive accompanist, a writer of beautiful and thrilling tunes, a highly i…

 

Anne-Marie Allen

Birmingham

BBC Introducing singer-songwriter inspired by the likes of Ellen Mcllwaine, Tracy Chapman, and Nina Simone. Anne-Marie’s distinct vocal tone captivates audiences who enjoy soul, funk and blues with…

 

Anthony John Clarke

Anthony John Clarke

Jedburgh

Not only has he written four of the most popular songs on the folk scene – ‘The Only Life Gloria Knows’, ‘The Broken Years’, ‘Walking On Sunday’ and the immortal ‘Tuesday Night is Always Karaoke’, but…

 

Ashley Hutchings

Ashley Hutchings

From psychedelia to sonnets – a life in words and music – this is the remarkable journey of Ashley Hutchings. Ashley Hutchings is renowned as the founder of Fairport Convention and other successful f…

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Banter

Banter

Oxfordshire

Banter have opened a new chapter with their exciting take on basically English dance music” – Ashley Hutchings Banter are: Simon Care on melodeon, Nina Zella on keyboards and vocals and Tim Walker …

 

Barbara Dickson

Dickson´s twenty-fourth studio album, Time and Tide, was released in January 2008 featuring a mix of contemporary and folk songs, including “Palm Sunday“, which marked Dickson´s return to songwriting …

 

Bayfield Booth

Bayfield Booth

A coming-together of two like-minded souls - Mat Bayfield & David Edward Booth - with some deep and very solid common- ground. Supported closely by Kev Walford, Kelly Bayfield and a host of close frie…

 

Beans on Toast

Beans on Toast

London

Beans On Toast isn’t just your average folk singer songwriter - he is a modern one-man band, taking charge of all aspects of his music career, whether it be writing, recording and playing, taking his …

 

Becky Mills

Becky Mills

Pickering, North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire solo singer-songwriter Becky Mills brings a uniquely personal and touching slant to the modern folk genre. Listeners and audiences have characterised her touching, witty and evocati…

 

Belshazzar´s Feast

Belshazzar´s Feast

Paul met accordionist Paul Hutchinson in the (long-defunct) band Life of Reilly in 1995. Finding quickly that they had common interests, both musical and extra-curricular, they set up as a duo and cam…

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Ben Walker

Ben Walker

Ben Walker was recently hailed as ‘one of the best acoustic guitarists in the world’ by Total Guitar magazine. A BBC Folk Award winner, he has a passion for putting old jewels in new settings; for fus…

 

Blackbeard´s Teaparty

Blackbeard´s Teaparty

York

Blackbeard’s Tea Party are a contemporary Folk Rock band based in York, UK. The 6 piece band plays a mix of traditional folk songs as well as covers of more recent songs from the folk genre.

www.blackbeardsteaparty.com
 

Blazin´ Fiddles

Blazin’ Fiddles are undoubtedly one of the world’s most prolific fiddle groups. Over the last 17 years, no other band has quite managed to capture the excitement, passion and sensitivity of Scottish m…

 

Blue Rose Code

Manchester

Edinburgh born Ross Wilson spent his creative formative years in East London, then moved to South England “to be by the sea’s energy” but it is in his homecoming that he has found where his heart is. …

 

Boo Hewerdine

Boo Hewerdine

Boo Hewerdine is well known as one of the greatest (and busiest) songwriter performers in the business, but incredibly, it’s been 7 years since Boo released his last studio album of original material …

 

Cara Dillon

Cara Dillon

Born in Dungiven in 1975, surrounded and infused with the rich cultural heritage of her native County Derry, Cara has risen to become one of the finest exponents of traditional Irish song anywhere in …

 

CC Smugglers

This band from Beds started out as ‘guerrilla buskers’, hijacking queues waiting to see other artists, or commandeering underground trains and escalators. Ritchie Prynne enlisted the help of Dan Edwar…

 

Charlie Dore

Charlie Dore

‘A gift for melody, brave, poignant, entertaining, original ‘ Guardian ★★★★ Best known as one of the UK’s most respected songwriters, Charlie’s own music, however, reflects her roots-acoustic backgro…

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Chris & Kelly While

As an accomplished, much-borrowed songwriter, Chris has ample material of her own to record. For her second album with her daughter Kellie, she prefers the work of others, including Richard Thompson a…

 

Chris While & Julie Matthews

These ladies create an atmosphere of such warmth and feeling in their concerts it has to be experienced to be believed. Chris While has been described by Steve Knightley as having the best singing voi…

 

Chris Wood

Chris Wood

Chris Wood: None The Wiser “Chris takes a traditional song and has you absolutely gripped…. He makes it really obvious why it is of contemporary relevance. On the flip side, he has managed this mag…

 
 

Claire Hastings

Dumfries

´A unique and original talent´ MAVERICK Claire Hastings is a Scottish folksinger/songwriter originally from Dumfries, now based in Glasgow. In 2015 she earned the prestigious title of BBC Radio S…

 

Coco and the Butterfields

Coco and the Butterfields

Coco and the Butterfields “Very cool band!” Bob Geldof “They’re definitely the most original winner we’ve ever had.” UK Live & Unsigned 2012   CoCo and the Butterfields sprang to life in Septem…

 

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