catfish

Catfish

Zoe Warren

In 2016 they won a British Blues Award and in 2018 won the UK Blues Award for Blues Act of the Year (England).  They have just completed a very successful tour of Holland and Spain, have a further three European tours already booked for 2018, along with an impressive set of UK dates all over the country already in the …

The Tweed Project

Zoe Warren

The Tweed Project are- Greg Russell (Vocals/Guitar/Bouzouki), Josie Duncan (Vocals), Ciaran Algar (Fiddle), Pablo Lafuente (Guitar), Evan Carson (Percussion) and Ali Levack (Whistles/Pipes). The aim is to find common ground between the Scottish and English folk tradition- two cultures which live extremely separate lives despite sharing so many similarities. With Greg, Ciaran and Evan hailing from England and Josie, Pablo …

Danny Bryant

Danny Bryant

Zoe Warren

Riding high on the European blues scene for over 15 years, Danny has carved a name for himself the old-fashioned way having played over 2000 club and festival shows to his many fans around the world. Hailed as a ‘National Blues Treasure’ (Bernard Doherty, Planet Rock Radio), Danny is acknowledged by those in the business as one of the cream …

Belshazzar’s Feast

Chris Bridgman

Paul Hutchinson (accordion) and Paul Sartin (oboe, violin and vocals), “one of folk’s odd couples”, have for nearly 25 years wowed audiences around Europe, The States and Australia, with virtuoso musicianship tempered by wry humour. With extravagant lifestyles to support, as well as a love of music, their candle looks set to burn for a good few decades more. Belshazzar’s …

daoiri farrell

Daoirí Farrell

Zoe Warren

Singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell is described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent decades. It’s been a whirlwind for Daoirí over the last three years, and his is now a name to conjure with in folk music circles, at home …

Folkus Folk Night

Zoe Warren

Stooshie 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.   Scolds Bridle have been entertaining …

Martin Carthy

Zoe Warren

Lifetime Achievement Award – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 For more than 50 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but …

Xander And The Peace Pirates

Zoe Warren

Xander and the Peace Pirates Brothers Keith and Stu Xander were discovered on YouTube by Gibson Brands CEO Henry Juszkiewicz and during their subsequent performances for the company at numerous international events from LA to Dubai the band caught the attention of not just an ever-growing collective of fans but also industry legends such as Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led …

Writers in the Round

Zoe Warren

A relaxed evening of fantastic new, original music – never before heard! Featuring songwriters from the Kirkgate Songwriting Week; performing songs they have written throughout the week. Come and catch a varied array of emerging song-writing talent. With guest spot by course leader, award-winning writer and performer Charlie Dore. Charlie’s songs have won two Ascap awards, an Ivor Novello nomination, …

Belshazzar’s Feast

Zoe Warren

Paul Hutchinson (accordion) and Paul Sartin (oboe, violin and vocals), “one of folk’s odd couples”, have for nearly 25 years wowed audiences around Europe, The States and Australia, with virtuoso musicianship tempered by wry humour. With extravagant lifestyles to support, as well as a love of music, their candle looks set to burn for a good few decades more.   …