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BBC Award Winners Play Southwell This Summer

Feb 26, 2014   //   by mikekirrage   //   News  //  No Comments

Three prize-winning acts acclaimed at the recent BBC Folk Awards 2014 are set for the Southwell Folk Festival this summer, confirming its place as one of England’s best annual music events.
Alongside Bella Hardy, who won the coveted Best Folk Singer award, there’s also Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar who collected the Horizon Award, and rising stars the Mischa Macpherson Trio who were named Young Folk Artists Of The Year.

BBC Young Folk Award Winners, The Mischa Macpherson Trio

BBC Young Folk Award Winners, The Mischa Macpherson Trio

The Southwell music event (June 5th to 8th) is clearly going from strength to strength having received a prestigious Festival of the Year award from influential Fatea magazine. It’s even been described as “the biggest little folk festival in Britain”.
Headline acts will include The Bills from Canada’s West Coast and Scotland’s Treacherous Orchestra, an eleven piece roots supergroup who were nominated for Best Act in the BBC awards. Vin Garbutt and Martyn Joseph will be making welcome returns to Southwell and, commemorating the centenary of the Great War, there’s also the premiere of A Day’s Work, Mick Ryan’s folk opera. Plus The Sojourners, a much-acclaimed gospel trio from Vancouver, will bring something soulful and different to Nottinghamshire.
Other top line performers include the Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson Big Band, jazz and blues guitar legend Woody Mann, American duo The Kennedys and Jools Holland favourite, boogie-woogie pianist Ben Waters. The young Huddersfield “sci-fi folk” band Maia have also been added to an already eclectic line-up.
Early Bird tickets are still available until midnight this Friday February 28th from

Maia added to line-up

Feb 18, 2014   //   by mikekirrage   //   News  //  No Comments

Alternative young, acoustic 4 piece band Maia have been added to the weekend bill. Expect gentle melodies, eclectic material and a great stage presence.

Southwell Festival
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