Lady Maisery

Uniquely captivating band Lady Maisery is the combined vocal and multi-instrumental talents of Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan Rheingans (individually three of the most accomplished and adventurous artists in […]

Seth Lakeman

West Country folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman released stunning new studio album Make Your Mark in November 2021. Written during his enforced 18 months off the road, the […]

Granny’s Attic

With exceptional musicianship and boundless energy, Granny’s Attic are going from strength to strength. Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (melodeon, anglo concertina, vocals), George Sansome (guitar, vocals) and Lewis Wood (violin, vocals) have […]

Home Service

  IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: BOB FOX JOINS HOME SERVICE   Home Service is pleased to announce that we have secured the services of Bob Fox as our new lead singer, following […]

Tim Edey

“MY FAVORITE GUITARIST IN THE WHOLE WORLD” NATALIE MACMASTER “A ferocious passion and a beautiful tenderness, sensitivity, respect, understanding & love perpetually shines out through the music of virtuoso musician […]

Angeline Morrison

Angeline Morrison is a vocalist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and morris dancer based in Cornwall, who believes in the inherent beauty of sad songs. Angeline’s homespun sonic aesthetic, deeply emotive writing and […]


Jordan Murray, Eleanor Dunsdon, Eliza Marshall, Dónal Rogers have forged an exciting, contemporary sound on the folk scene, winning audiences at home and internationally, an energetic festival band, yet equally […]


“Featuring percussion, trumpet, Melodeon and keyboards. Banter are an infectious, genre hopping trio mixing Morris tunes, soulful vocals and raucous chorus songs into a concert to ceilidh headliner”   Steve Knightley […]

The Jeremiahs

The Jeremiahs are an Irish folk band that comprises four musicians who have come together with the common goal of writing, composing and performing new folk songs and music. They […]

The Often Herd

The Often Herd transcend the traditional boundaries of bluegrass music. Although they might resemble an American string band, complete with driving energy, tight vocal harmonies and dazzling instrumental interplay, their […]


Coracle brings together the talents, imagination and creativity of three artists with vastly different backgrounds, who share a love of traditional music cut through with experimentation, boldness, humour and risk. […]

The Ciderhouse Rebellion

Magical in-the-moment music from a virtuoso duo. ‘Free-flowing, ambitious and fiercely creative’. The Strad. Profound and eloquent, epic, haunting and dramatic, The Ciderhouse Rebellion sees master musicians Adam Summerhayes and […]

Will Page

Well known as the fiddle playing front man of Americana band, Noble Jacks, Will Page is a folk singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Sussex. Inspired from a young age after seeing […]


Will Sartin (mandolin & vocals) & Joe Sartin (guitar & vocals) are Patakas, a new duo bursting onto the English folk scene bringing driving rhythms and innovative harmony to their […]

Honey & the Bear

British folk and roots duo Honey & the Bear combine delicately interweaving vocal harmonies with emotive and evocative song writing. With a diverse range of sounds and textures, and rhythms […]

Urban Folk Quartet

The Urban Folk Quartet’s distinguishing features have much less to do with the traditional idea of genre. Yes, this is fiddle-led music that draws heavily from celtic dance forms and […]

Jon Wilks

Jon Wilks is an acclaimed fingerpicking guitarist and singer of traditional folk songs and broadside ballads from the English repertoire. His background as a journalist (a former editor of Time […]

Katie Spencer

Raised in the East Yorkshire flatlands on the fringes of Hull, Katie Spencer’s landscape has always been that of open skies and widening rivers. The song writing, and most notably […]

Nick Dow

Nick Dow has been singing traditional Folk Songs for over forty years. He has had a big influence on the Folk scene and most recently award winning English Folk Musician […]

Suntou Susso

Suntou Susso is a multi-instrumentalist: Kora player, percussionist, singer and composer from The Gambia. Born a Griot in a 700-year old tradition, the Kora – harp-lute with 22 strings – […]

Club Debris

Club Débris is a new Quebec-inspired folk band based in London, playing high-energy French-Canadian trad music in brazenly major keys: in other words, no-nonsense tunes with a pro-nonsense attitude. Featuring […]

The Relentless Ceilidh Band

Come and dance your socks off to Relentless, a ceilidh band blurring the line between traditional and contemporary dance music. Unceasing in enthusiasm, musical adrenaline and fun they inject as […]

Elvis Fontenot & the Sugar Bees

For over 25 years Elvis Fontenot have turned traditional cajun and zydeco music, eclectic covers and original songs into their own trademark high energy Swamp’n’Roll. Expect an infectious and danceable […]

Dan Sealey

Dan started his career with folk rock band ‘Ocean Colour Scene’ touring the world and playing headline slots at major festivals for over a decade. He co-founded the band ‘Merrymouth’ […]

Dave Ellis & Boo Howard

Dave Ellis left Liverpool and headed to London with his guitar at the tender age of 18. He was soon headlining at major venues, getting rave reviews for his extraordinary […]


A couple in life and in music, the duo has an unusual and fresh approach. They are true storytellers, championing female characters, creating new narratives for women and unearthing the […]

Winter Wilson

When Mike Harding dubbed Winter Wilson as one of the hardest working duos on the circuit, he’d clearly done his homework. It is in live performance where these two really […]

Shake Me Up Sally

Shake Me Up Sally is a collaboration of Sally Ironmonger & Brian Carter and Capella (Tony & Lesley Petty).  Two highly respected duos, coming together to produce rich vocal harmonies […]


Jasmine Watkiss and Zoё Wren launched Roswell in 2018, after an impromptu open mic night in Cambridgeshire. Within a few months, they had won Purbeck Rising 2018 and released their […]

James Kerry’s Source

Source is a true representation of James Kerry’s style as well as passions and reflects his huge respect for traditional music and his desire to pass it on. Consisting of […]

False Colours

False Colours Together since 2018, award-winning British indie-folk duo ‘False Colours’ bring a refreshing blend of honesty and playful self-deprecation to the stage as they perform intricate style of ‘happy/sad, […]


Crowdy-Kit is a brand new project for Hannah Cumming, Jon Dyer and Matt Norman. The idea of the band is very simple: to play good traditional tunes in a way […]

Milton Hide

Milton Hide (AKA Jim and Josie Tipler) live at near the South Downs of East Sussex but musically their influences are eclectic – traditional folk music of the British Isles, […]

Portland Drive

Portland Duo is Brian Stone and Elaine Meechan. Master fiddler Brian Stone is justly famous for his exhilarating dance music. Whether or not you know him from Hoedown, Junction 24, […]

Rejigged Ceilidh Band

Rejigged Ceilidh Band- a 5 piece ceilidh band Based in East Kent serving Kent and the South East including the near continent. The line-up consists of Alan on Flute; Chris […]

Mic Spenceley

Mic Spenceley has been calling dances since 1976 and remains one of the busiest callers in the country. With a wide repertoire of all types of Social Dance he calls […]

John and Di Cullen

This duo have built up a great reputation for Di’s voice, John’s delicate guitar playing, their vocal harmony and a selection of traditional and contemporary songs – thought provoking, quirky […]

Klezmer Ceilidh Band

Join international Klezmer dance leader Peter Sint Nicolaas (Belgium) take you through some of the main dances and steps of Yiddish traditional dance (Freylachs, Hora, Bulgar, Sirba, , joined by […]

Hilltop Ceilidh Band

The Hilltop Ceilidh Band have been calling the steps long enough to earn a substantial following. They are a young, energetic collective of professional musicians bringing folk music and traditional […]

The Hot Rats

Doug Hudson formed the Hot Rats in 1992 to back him in a one man show in Chatham. Since then they have become a band in their own right, recording […]

Alison Rowley

Alison is  passionate about calling for ceilidhs, and it is an important part of her career as a professional folk musician. She aims for clear, calm, efficient walkthroughs (with a […]

Madeleine Smith

Madeleine learned her art from some outstanding teachers, including Pat Shaw and Ethel Anderson for English country dancing and Sam Sherry and Pat Tracey for Lancashire clog. She is always […]

The Tonic

THE TONIC is Julie Atkin (piano & vocals), Ollie Woods (percussion and vocals), Gavin Atkin (fiddle, duet concertina, melodeon and vocals) and Malcolm Woods (melodeon and vocals). Together, they produce […]

Brian Stanton

BRIAN STANTON started dancing and calling at barn dances and ceilidhs in his teens and came to folk dancing via ballroom dancing.  He has hosted events at Halsway Manor, called […]

Malcolm MacWatt

Weaving the sounds of Appalachia with Celtic balladry, Scottish musician Malcolm MacWatt is forging connections and friendships on both sides of the Atlantic with the likes of Gretchen Peters, Eliza Carthy and Kris […]

Cathy Barclay & Sarah Yarwood

CATHY BARCLAY & SARAH YARWOOD Mother and daughter duo use the folk tradition to weave together mostly acapella harmonies. Cathy has sung in acapella groups ‘Bryony’ and ‘Beggar’s Velvet’ and […]

Paula Ryan

Paula is a compelling singer / songwriter, born and bred in Tipperary, Ireland, whose powerful, insightful songs are inspired by the lyricism and musical passion of her Irish roots and […]

EFDSS Workshops Ceilidh Band

The band are the attendees of the regular English Folk Dance and Song Society Saturday workshops at Cecil Sharp House. They are a formidable band with around 12-15 participants. Leader […]

Ben & Dom

Based in South London, the intricate blend of their harmonies comes from a close friendship and shared love of singing together. Ben takes the high notes and Dom takes the […]

Tom Kitching

Tom Kitching presents ‘Seasons of Change’    The music and stories from 18 months of busking around England. When Tom set off to busk around England, a little over four […]

Buffo’s Wake

Buffo’s Wake is a twelve-legged beast, hatched in the murky backwater of Brighton, UK. Armed with accordions, violins and a bucket full of gusto they waltz, tango and mosh their […]

Mike Nicholson

Mike Nicholson is one of those remarkable singers who manages to create an immediate and loyal following everywhere he goes. This is due in large part to his unrestrained passion […]

Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham

Keith and Sylvia have a very wide-ranging repertoire, strong voices and an uncannily compatible and complimentary styles of delivery, affording an exciting enhancement in duo and produce striking acapella harmony. […]

Wildwood Jack

WILDWOOD JACK are husband and wife Adam Piggott and Jayne Freeman, an acoustic guitar and ukulele duo from Kent who bring a heart-warming and adventurous spirit to their music and […]

Four Gone Confusion

A four-piece band, based in East Sussex, who play and sing a range of very eclectic material from traditional folk songs, to classical guitar duets and more contemporary music. They […]

Maggie Harris

Maggie Harris was born in Guyana and lives in Broadstairs. A prize-winning poet and author, she’s published six collections of poetry, a memoir, Kiskadee Girl, and three collections of short […]

Will Allen

A hugely talented melodeon and fiddle player (as well as mandolin, four and five-string banjo and bouzouki) with an incredible repertoire of tunes, folk musician Will Allen recently released his debut […]

Helen North

A knowledge of musical forms which is evident in the breadth of styles in her song-writing, Kent based singer and folk song writer, Helen North, is gaining a growing reputation […]

Jed Grimes

Singer/songwriter and guitarist Jed’s musical discoveries on Tyneside, helped reveal his own family roots along the way, via the Irish songs, jigs and reels reverberating from the family home of […]


Tony and Lesley Petty’s two part a cappella harmonies have been enchanting audiences at clubs and festivals since 1996. With song subjects ranging from ghostly lovers and social injustice to internet […]

Giddy Yup

Raring to go and set the musical pace as the Hobby Horse Band and keep the Hooden Horses dancing! See them daily at the Bandstand. Pip Ives (melodeon) Jo Ives […]

Paul Armfield

Paul Armfield’s first album Songs Without Words was released in 2003 to wide critical acclaim, his voice being compared to the likes of Cat Stevens, Tim Hardin and Nick Drake […]

Lynne Heraud and Pat Turner

Between them they play guitar, recorder, English concertina and a variety of whistles, but their voices are their most important instruments. Their style is a unique blend of stunning song […]

Becky Syson

With countless first-rate songs and an infectious personality on stage, it’s no wonder that she’s so highly received by audiences and promoters alike. Becky has gigged with Jake Bugg, and […]

Bob Kenward

An established chronicler of Kent in song, well-known for the warmth and variety of his set. Bob hosts the daily Woodshed and is renowned for his thoughtfully put together shows […]

Derek Gifford

Whether accompanying himself on guitar or bowed psaltery or singing unaccompanied, Derek’s enthusiasm becomes contagious. Relaxed and confident, with chorus songs a specialty, his humorous approach will soon have any […]

Ian K Brown

Ian is a Northumberland based singer/songwriter guitarist who has sung, played guitar and performed from his teenage years. He has three albums of songs, ‘Dancing with Shadows’ – produced by Rick Kemp […]

Matt Sullivan

Matt Sullivan has spent much time in Andalucia studying flamenco techniques which he uses alongside his jazz performances. He has been playing professionally since 2001 with bands such as Manos […]