One of Canada's most respected performers. A stunning guitar player with a smooth, intimate and powerful voice, who has penned some of the most literate, stirring and emotionally charged "folk" music you’re ever likely to hear.
"A raw and organic album where superior songwriting and vocal talent as wide as the Nashville skyline allows Ben's Celtic roots to seep out" (5 out of 5 stars) Maverick, "Soulful and thought provoking, the weaving of Irish roots and Americana is a winner." Acoustic Magazine
One of the leading squeezebox players of his generation, “An uncompromising approach, maybe, but it worked, thanks to his blend of elegant, rhythmic and virtuoso playing and easygoing folk club banter.” … “a quiet triumph!” The Guardian
Violin virtuoso brings his immensely popular Gypsy Jazz style to the stage... a mixture of Hot Club classics, fiery Hungarian tunes, some unusual covers, original tunes and even some tasteful free improvisation.
BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year, "Claire Hastings’s debut album is one of the best Scottish releases this year in any musical genre" Alan Morrison, Head of Music at Creative Scotland... ‘An exquisite album’ Songlines
Two fiddles. Two Voices. Epic music....“…a dynamic musical stew that covers a wide spectrum of acoustic-based roots music, hitting on old-time, folk and bluegrass, all delivered with a dash of rock and roll spunk.” American Songwriter Magazine
Singer and harpist Rachel Newton specialises in interpreting traditional folk songs in both English and Gaelic as well as writing and arranging her own music... ‘Haunting vocals and elegant harp’ The Guardian
A Piano-Guitar-Vocal-Kazoo-Stompbox Duo steeped in the Barrelhouse Boogie Blues House Party tradition of 1930's downtown Chicago... raggedy boogie woogie piano, riotous vocal and kazoo; rollicking blues guitar; music for dancing, drinking and making merry.
Award winning contemporary folk trio inspired by artists as diverse as James Taylor, Ane Brun, Jackson Browne & Counting Crows. “…highly accomplished musicianship with a deliciously pure voice and a lush embroidery of strings”(Folkwords)
Giving a salute to Americana, a wave to the lounge music of the 40s & 50s and a nod to jazz, the result is a classic sound that captures a spectrum of influences ranging from Kirsty MacCall to Julie London.
Roots Music Mavericks, Western Centuries, (Formerly Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer), touring in support of new album. Traditional country meets early R&B, beautifully literary songwriting and rocks out!
Ranging from Parisian & American Jazz, the Chaabi music of Algeria, Tango from Argentina, Balkan folk melodies through to the early modern & folk music of Western Europe ...this is music for the ears, heart and feet.
Special double bill featuring Welsh country Blues trio The Goat Roper Rodeo Band ('wonderfully executed acoustic country blues... driven by old timey sensibilities' - R2) + 'gorgeous country-infused music' (BBC Radio 2) from Bath-based Newton Country.
Described as one of the ‘best singers in the world’ by her ongoing collaborator, Buck 65 (CA), “captivating’ by The Line Of Best Fit (UK), and “work of a painter born in paradise” by The Sydney Morning Herald (AU).
The original sound of Ninja Folk - ferociously fast fiddle, howling horns and gritty guitars on a bed of bouncing backbeats. The sheer pace and infectious danceability of this virtuoso band will have you on your feet in no time and dancing like nobody's watching!
Electrifying clawhammer banjo, bass, percussive dance, storytelling songs old and new, nuanced, emotive vocals. An intimate, robust evening of acoustic music and dance, a skilled hybrid of Americana folk arts and original songs.