New Roots presents…. Young Waters – Winners of the New Shoots Competition, Bath Folk Festival 2016 .

Rising stars in the alt-folk world, YOUNG WATERS’ twisted neo-folk is a tapestry of emotionally powerful vocals, stirring harmonies, lyrical strings and finely mastered acoustic guitar. Their exhilarating rhythms and intricate melodies, coupled with a repertoire that combines startling original material with unique arrangements of traditional folk songs, makes for a captivating stage presence. Their 2016 live album, ‘Live from The Fayre’ was recorded at Rollright Fayre, and has been followed by a host of festival appearances, including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness, and Boomtown.

“Energetic, original … excellent stage presence and varied, enchanting material … extremely deserving winners of the Bath Folk Festival New Shoots Competition 2016.” – Bath Folk Festival

BIRD IN THE BELLY are a hugely exciting, recently formed, new-folk collective, consisting of alt-folk artist Jinnwoo, trad folk duo Hickory Signals, instrumentalist and producer Tom Pryor, and musician and visual artist Epha Roe. They have spent the last year collecting and recording little known and rarely recorded traditional folk songs, which they have put together to form their debut record together ‘The Crowing’, recently released through Proper/GF*M Records.

★★★★★ ‘Folk album of the year so far’ Sunday Express

★★★★ ‘Distinctively contemporary and earthy…a heady mix’ R2 Magazine

‘Stark and raw, they boldly go where few artists dare to tread’ Louder Than War


New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It’s committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves – for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible.

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