Folkus Folk Night
are a four-piece band based in the north lakes. They have been playing their style of “funky folk” for 10 years with a line-up of vocals, fiddles, guitars, whistles and percussion. The music ranges from melodic songs to lively jigs and reels, including versions of Scottish and Irish traditional tunes and contemporary Americana.
have been entertaining audiences throughout the UK and abroad since they were barely out of their teens. They epitomise the art of Folk entertainment and continue to enthral audiences with their unique style and humour.
Liz Walmisley is a versatile guitar player and has a natural ability for picking up harmonies instinctively. She began playing guitar and singing in the late sixties and her interest and influences in music began with the many troubadours and bands of the time, Dylan, Steeleye Span, etc. Her association with Sue Bousfield began at the end of a folk night on a wintry pub car park in 1974, when she overheard Sue singing a song. She joined in the harmony and Scolds Bridle was born!
Sue Bousfield has a voice that is remarkably strong and clear. On stage she immediately commands a presence and can make an indifferent audience join in or take them into paroxyms of laughter within the first five minutes of opening.
has been singing in folk venues for over 35 years and has developed into an excellent solo performer well known at clubs and festivals throughout the U.K. Derek concentrates on good traditional or contemporary songs, well sung with sensitivity and a contagious enthusiasm, unaccompanied or accompanied simply but effectively on guitar.