9-16 August 2019   |   Broadstairs, Kent Buy Tickets Buy Programme

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In the Pubs

Friday 9th August

Megson

9 August 2019 at 7:00pm
£14
The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising...
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Alden, Patterson & Dashwood

9 August 2019 at 7:00pm
£14
Alden Patterson & Dashwood is Christina Alden (vocals, guitar), Alex Patterson (fiddle, vocals) and Noel Dashwood (dobro, vocals). They...

Also appearing: Megson

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Swing the Bridge

9 August 2019 at 7:00pm
£9
A ceilidh band from Faversham, the musicians have over 100 years playing experience between them!

Also appearing: Madeleine Smith

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Singaround

9 August 2019 at 7:30pm
£6
Today’s guest is Sally Ironmonger. Come along for a convivial evening with special guests.
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Elvis Fontenot & the Sugar Bees

9 August 2019 at 11:00pm
£11
Infectious good time cajun, zydeco, swamp ‘n’ roll from the ever popular band.
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Saturday 10th August

Face the Future

10 August 2019 at 10:30am
£3
Come along and meet old friends, make some new ones and have a say in who or what you...
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Courtableau

10 August 2019 at 12:30pm
£7
Cajun dance from Pete Shaw’s band to keep the swamp mood going!
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Acoustic Hour

10 August 2019 at 12:30pm
£5
Today’s guest is Liz Simcock. Sally Ironmonger hosts festival guests for an acoustic concert in an intimate setting.
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Gilmore Roberts

10 August 2019 at 2:00pm
£9
Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) ‘take...
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Kitty Macfarlane

10 August 2019 at 2:00pm
£9
Her sharply observed narrative songs are pure poetry, rich with visual imagery. “This young Somerset-based singer-songwriter’s blessed with a...
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Meet

10 August 2019 at 2:30pm
£6
Meet Hook Line & Sinker. Sue Watson, Karen Scott & Chrissie Holmes
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Afternoon Sounds

10 August 2019 at 4:30pm
£5
Derek introduces the songs of Lancashire
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Alden, Patterson & Dashwood

10 August 2019 at 5:00pm
£7
Folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic with uplifting instrumentals and self-penned songs depicting tales of young travellers,...
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Moonrakers

10 August 2019 at 7:00pm
£8
Moonrakers is an Oxford-based group, playing material largely from the Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English traditions. Eleanor Dunsdon’s Celtic...
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Jon Boden & the Remnant Kings

10 August 2019 at 7:30pm
£24
The band features the talents of former Bellowhead band-mates Sam Sweney and Paul Sartin, plus Leveret’s Rob Harbron and...
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Dampier’s Round

10 August 2019 at 7:30pm
£5
Anglo Scottish Dance Sibby with Dampiers Round
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Anglo Scottish Dance

10 August 2019 at 7:30pm
£8
Sibby with Dampiers Round
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Singaround

10 August 2019 at 7:30pm
£6
John & Di Cullen invite you to a convivial evening with special guests.
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Banter

10 August 2019 at 11:00pm
£11
Rooted in English traditional music but incorporate influences of pop, jazz, soul and big band sounds as well as...
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Sunday 11th August

Acoustic Hour

11 August 2019 at 12:30pm
£5
LocTupTogether explore the maritime Liverpool Songs. Sally Ironmonger hosts festival guests for an acoustic concert in an intimate setting.
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Squeezers’ Special

11 August 2019 at 2:00pm
£7
A dream for fans of concertina and melodeon, featuring Keith Kendrick, Jeff Warner, Simon Care, Gavin Atkin, amongst others.
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Meet

11 August 2019 at 2:30pm
£6
Meet the Celtic Harp. Today’s guest is Eleanor Dunsden with Moonrakers.
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Hot Rock Pilgrims

11 August 2019 at 3:00pm
£9
“Hot Rock Pilgrims mine the bluegrass songbook with sincere dedication, fine articulation and genuine hoedown chutzpah” – Songlines Magazine...
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Aidan Shepherd & Chris Sadler

11 August 2019 at 3:00pm
£9
Accordionist, pianist and composer Aidan Shepherd teams up with superlative musician Chris Sadler to create exciting sounds from a...
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Fresh Look

11 August 2019 at 4:30pm
£5
Jon Loomes (vocals, guitar, hurdy-gurdy, concertina, keyboard,a consummate performer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and ethno-musicologist. Tom Kitching (fiddle, mandolin, vocals, otamatone),...
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Girl Talk

11 August 2019 at 5:00pm
£8
Sally Ironmonger, Lynne Heraud,Pat Turner and Helen North invite you to a fluid gathering – men are very welcome!
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The Willows

11 August 2019 at 7:00pm
£12
The Willows are Jade Rhiannon – vocals, shruti box, Ben Savage – guitar, dobro,vocals  – Hannah Sanders, Cliff Ward...
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Mishra

11 August 2019 at 7:00pm
£12
Mishra is the stunning voice of Kate Griffin and Ford Collier’s continent-hopping instrumental skills on Indian tabla, African calabash,...
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Singaround

11 August 2019 at 7:30pm
£6
Today’s guests are Alden, Patterson & Dashwood. Come along for a convivial evening with special guests.
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Noble Jacks

11 August 2019 at 11:00pm
£12
A rip-roaring Alt-Folk band with roof raising energy and whose warm electro-acoustic interactions fuse together with a mixture of...
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Monday 12th August

Face the Music

12 August 2019 at 10:30am
£6
Today’s guests are Laura Smith & Ted Kemp. Guests chat about their music – musical lives and many other...
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Acoustic Hour

12 August 2019 at 12:30pm
£5
Today’s guests are Mishra. Sally Ironmonger hosts festival guests for an acoustic concert in an intimate setting
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Strannik

12 August 2019 at 2:00pm
£10
This is a musical collaboration between Russian singer Tatiana Soloviova and British folk musicians Jon Bennett and Dominic Wilkinson.
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Pete Coe

12 August 2019 at 2:00pm
£10
The Road to Peterloo. Telling the story through street ballads and folk songs of the time, this is a...
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Meet

12 August 2019 at 2:30pm
£6
Keith Kendrick and Sylvia Needham’s strong voices, complimentary styles of delivery and striking acapella harmony ensure a very pleasurable...
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Pilgrim’s Way

12 August 2019 at 3:00pm
£9
Stand and Deliver! A folk rock journey through the perilous times of traditional highway men (and women) in full...
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Folk Club

12 August 2019 at 4:30pm
£5
Today’s guest is Liz Simcock. Hosts John & Di Cullen welcome you to the Folk Club to listen, enjoy...
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Pete Collins and Mike Nicholson

12 August 2019 at 5:00pm
£8
Singers Around. Hosted by the accomplished voices of Peter Collins and Mike Nicholson, the treats in store include Ted...
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Tim Edey

12 August 2019 at 7:00pm
£16
Tim Edey is quite simply a phenomenal award-winning musician with awesome skills on guitar, melodeon and anything he turns...
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The Outside Track

12 August 2019 at 7:00pm
£16
A marriage of Celtic music, song and dance. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, and Cape Breton, its five members are...
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Narrowlift

12 August 2019 at 7:00pm
£10
Our annual ceilidh remembering Jack Hamilton founder of Folk Week, with dancing and entertainment
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Singaround

12 August 2019 at 7:30pm
£6
Today’s guest is Jeff Warner. Come along for a convivial evening with special guests.
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The Vegetable Collective

12 August 2019 at 11:00pm
£11
A raucous quintuplet of North London warehouse-dwellers who combine ska, punk, dub and rap to create a manic live...
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Tuesday 13th August

Face the Music

13 August 2019 at 10:30am
£6
Today’s guest is Brian Peters. Guests chat about their music – musical lives and many other subjects under the...
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Acoustic Hour

13 August 2019 at 12:30pm
£5
Today’s guest is George Sansome of Granny’s Attic. Sally Ironmonger hosts festival guests for an acoustic concert in an...
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Jeff Warner

13 August 2019 at 2:00pm
£9
Jeff Warner is one of the foremost interpreters and performers of American traditional song.
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Moirai

13 August 2019 at 2:00pm
£9
Jo Freya, Melanie Biggs and and Sarah Matthews aka Moira will take you on a roller-coaster ride through beautiful...
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Meet

13 August 2019 at 2:30pm
£6
Four Gone Confusion are a Four-piece band, based in East Sussex, who play and sing a range of very...
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The Magpies

13 August 2019 at 3:00pm
£8
Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award winner Bella Gaffney (guitar, vocals) and acclaimed mandolin player Polly Bolton came together last...
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Missouri Gutts

13 August 2019 at 3:00pm
£8
A three piece, acoustic, Americana, folk-rock band from Kent. They play songs by the likes of Bob Dylan, The Band,...
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Dampier’s Round

13 August 2019 at 3:00pm
£5
MC Madeleine with Dampiers Round. Sibby and Rhianwen to help callers and give feedback.
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Brian Peters

13 August 2019 at 4:30pm
£7
Sharp’s Appalachian Harvest is devoted to the collection of songs made by Cecil Sharp and Maud Karpeles in the...
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Folk Club

13 August 2019 at 4:30pm
£5
Hosts Dartford Folk Club with guest Scottish fiddle player Arthur Coates
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Mambo Jambo

13 August 2019 at 7:00pm
£8
Mambo Jambo are Frankie on sax, vocals, clarinet, flute, guitar and percussion and Pete on guitar, vocal, ukulele, tres...
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Two Man Ting

13 August 2019 at 7:00pm
£8
Two Man Ting became a hit on the UK festival circuit with their brand of bouncy “Sunshine Afro-roots” featuring...
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Granny’s Attic

13 August 2019 at 7:00pm
£14
Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (Melodeon, Concertina, Vocals), George Sansome (guitar, vocals) and Lewis Wood fiddle, mandolin, vocals); these three young men...
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Kabantu

13 August 2019 at 7:00pm
£14
Kabantu is a quintet from Manchester who unravel new marriages of music from around the globe to celebrate the...
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Singaround

13 August 2019 at 7:30pm
£6
Today’s guests are LocTup Together. Come along for a convivial evening with special guests.
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Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner

13 August 2019 at 8:00pm
£8
Music Hall Night – Get those flags out and bonnets on – the inimitable Lynne Heraud and Pat Turner...
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Funke & the Two Tone Baby

13 August 2019 at 11:00pm
£12
A multi-instrumental battery spinning musical plates. A powerhouse to the ears and a blur to the eyes
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Wednesday 14th August

Face the Music

14 August 2019 at 10:30am
£6
Today’s guest is Cohen Braithwaite Kilcoyne. Guests chat about their music – musical lives and many other subjects under...
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Acoustic Hour

14 August 2019 at 12:30pm
£5
Today’s guest is Ben Walker. Sally Ironmonger hosts festival guests for an acoustic concert in an intimate setting.
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An Afternoon with A J Clarke

14 August 2019 at 2:00pm
£7
Singer, songwriter, entertainer. “He storms it every night he gets on stage. Brilliant!!! He had our audience eating out...
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Kabantu

14 August 2019 at 2:00pm
£8
Ever heard a cello moo or taken part in game of musical tennis? Or written a blues song in...
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Meet

14 August 2019 at 2:30pm
£6
The Lunatraktors play body percussion, singing, tap-dance and live looping, creating dark, playful re-workings of folk with influences from...
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Zulu Tradition

14 August 2019 at 3:00pm
£8
Brilliantly musical rhythms and very inspirational electric personalities, this workshop is for everyone to join in and absorb the...
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Black Snow

14 August 2019 at 3:00pm
£7
Jed Grimes and Steve Linstead in a concert performance and featuring the award-winning film
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Fresh Look

14 August 2019 at 4:30pm
£5
Mike & Katie from Truckstop with music and tales with Vaudevillian wit and showmanship.
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Moirai

14 August 2019 at 5:00pm
£8
The Alice Wheeldon Story
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Ryan Young

14 August 2019 at 7:00pm
£12
Scots Trad Music Awards ‘Up And Coming artist of the year’, fiddle player Ryan Young brings new and exciting...
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Aardvark Ceilidh

14 August 2019 at 7:00pm
£8
Fancy dress ceilidh with anything beginning with A!
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Damien & the Omen

14 August 2019 at 7:00pm
£12
Damien Barber goes back to his roots with a new repertoire for a more intimate and traditional set. He...
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Singaround

14 August 2019 at 7:30pm
£6
Today’s guest is Anthony John Clark. Come along for a convivial evening with special guests.
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Ushti Baba

14 August 2019 at 11:00pm
£11
A riotous folk outfit with a hypnotic trans-European and pioneering Anglo-Beat sound fusing traditional folk melodies and modern dance...
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Thursday 15th August

Face the Music

15 August 2019 at 10:30am
£6
Today’s guest is Jeff Warner. Guests chat about their music – musical lives and many other subjects under the...
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Acoustic Hour

15 August 2019 at 12:30pm
£5
Today’s guests are Skinner & Twitch. Sally Ironmonger hosts festival guests for an acoustic concert in an intimate setting.
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Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham

15 August 2019 at 2:00pm
£7
“Run the Film Backwards”. Sydney Carter was an English poet, songwriter, folk musician, born in Camden Town, London. He...
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Tim Edey

15 August 2019 at 2:00pm
£11
The Guitar Summit – a chance to hear three masters of their instrument
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Ben Walker

15 August 2019 at 2:00pm
£11
The Guitar Summit – a chance to hear three masters of their instrument
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Thomas Abrahams

15 August 2019 at 2:00pm
£11
The Guitar Summit – a chance to hear three masters of their instrument
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Meet

15 August 2019 at 2:30pm
£6
Members of Damien & the Omen squeeze into the Sailing Club for an afternoon of music and anecdotes.
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Gavin & Julie Atkin

15 August 2019 at 2:30pm
£7
Rhymes, songs and riddles – an exploration of familiar and forgotten nursery rhymes
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Truckstop Honeymoon

15 August 2019 at 3:00pm
£11
Katie and Mike West tell stories about the strangeness of everyday life. Their music combines elements of bluegrass, music...
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Jez Hellard & the Djukella Orchestra

15 August 2019 at 3:00pm
£11
A singer of potent songs, fine guitarist and stunning harmonica player.  The Djukella Orchestra, play traditional and contemporary folk...
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Folk Club

15 August 2019 at 4:30pm
£5
Today’s guest is Ian K Brown. A welcoming intimate venue at the heart of the festival for performers and...
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Bob Kenward

15 August 2019 at 5:00pm
£8
Bob Kenwards’s The Green Boughs exploring farming in song both old and new – from heavy horses to the...
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Zulu Tradition

15 August 2019 at 7:00pm
£12
Stirring African harmonies, traditional costume traditional and traditional-style songs, from KwaZulu Natal to the world’s stage, rekindling the spark...
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Amythyst Kiah

15 August 2019 at 7:00pm
£14
Amythyst’s eclectic influences span decades, drawing heavily on old time music, inspired by strong R&B and country music vocalists...
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The Selkies

15 August 2019 at 7:00pm
£14
“A fresh take on folk acoustic music, combining a range of instruments and sounds from ukuleles, 12 string guitars...
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Singaround

15 August 2019 at 7:30pm
£6
Today’s guest is Ben Walker. Come along for a convivial evening with special guests.
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Sheelanagig

15 August 2019 at 11:00pm
£12
Putting the groove into a selection of traditional and original European Folk music dating from the medieval times to...
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Friday 16th August

Face the Music

16 August 2019 at 10:30am
£6
Today’s guest is Bob Kenward. Guests chat about their music – musical lives and many other subjects under the...
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Acoustic Hour

16 August 2019 at 12:30pm
£5
Sally Ironmonger & Brian Carter are our hosts and guests!
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Rodney Branigan

16 August 2019 at 2:00pm
£9
A gifted guitar player of organic progressive folk with undertones of rock, flamenco, classical, bluegrass and jazz.
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Ninebarrow

16 August 2019 at 2:00pm
£9
Ninebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take...
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Meet

16 August 2019 at 2:30pm
£6
Today’s guests are Ian Petrie and Sue Hudson – very popular performers on the folk scene invite you to...
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Folk Club

16 August 2019 at 4:30pm
£5
Today’s guest is Jed Grimes. Hosts John & Di Cullen welcome you to the final Folk Club
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The Trouser Trumpets

16 August 2019 at 7:00pm
£8
An original musical comedy troupe and danceband straddling the criminally neglected gap between Jazz, Music Hall, Vaudeville, Stand Up...
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Hattie Hatstar

16 August 2019 at 7:00pm
£8
With a song for just about every aspect of the human condition. Expect: murder ballads, drinking songs, songs about...
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Sally Ironmonger & Brian Carter

16 August 2019 at 7:00pm
£15
Personal songs that link into a much bigger picture sung with fine voice and accompaniment from Brian Carter.
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The Poozies

16 August 2019 at 7:00pm
£15
The Poozies have toured worldwide, and attracted recognition and appreciation for their eclectic choice of material, unusual and exciting...
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Singaround

16 August 2019 at 7:30pm
£6
Today’s guest is Helen North. Come along for a convivial evening with special guests.
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Foot Down Ceilidh

16 August 2019 at 11:00pm
£11
Foot Down is a young, dynamic five piece folk rock band. Their line up consists of James Kerry on...
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