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Jasper in the Company of Others set for return

Jun 2, 2014   //   by mikekirrage   //   News  //  No Comments

We are delighted to announce that Worcester based band Jasper in the Company of Others will be making a very welcome return to the festival. They will be performing on both Saturday and Sunday.

Clannad singer joins international Southwell Festival

May 27, 2014   //   by mikekirrage   //   News  //  No Comments
Moya Brennan, the voice of Clannad, will be making special guest appearances at the Gate to Southwell Folk Festival on Saturday and Sunday June 7th and 8th.
Moya Brennan, the voice of Clannad, is rightly regarded as one of the greatest vocalists (and harpists) to have emerged from the Irish and Celtic folk and folk rock scene.  Having sold millions of records with her siblings in Clannad during a 40 year career – including BAFTA and Grammy Award-winning hits such as ‘In A Lifetime’ with Bono from U2, the TV themes from ‘Harry’s Game’ and ‘Robin of Sherwood’, and ‘I Will Find You’ from the film The Last Of the Mohicans – Moya visits Southwell for the first time with her own family band. En route to performing at Glastonbury, Moya with husband Tim and offspring Aisling and Paul will perform on Saturday evening and also join forces with acclaimed Irish sisters The Henry Girls, who come from Moya’s home county of Donegal.  Whilst they have collaborated in informal sessions back home, this will be the first time this exciting combination has been seen in a concert setting.  Moya and family will also perform on Sunday afternoon.

Doohickey Wire Band, Hex and Baguley, Bliss, Cowling and Widdop added to bill

May 24, 2014   //   by mikekirrage   //   News  //  No Comments

Local six piece The Doohickey Wire Band have been added to Friday nights bill. Powerful unaccompanied trio Hex will appear on Sunday as do blues collective Baguley, Bliss, Cowling and Widdop.

Stormy Weather Boys to Perform

May 15, 2014   //   by mikekirrage   //   News  //  No Comments

Local Shanty group The Stormy Weather Boys will again be with us, performing in the Final Whistle on Sunday. Despite the name there was no adverse effect on climatic conditions, so hopefully we’ll get some great weather again this year!

Festival clothing now available to buy online

May 9, 2014   //   by mikekirrage   //   News  //  No Comments

We are pleased to announce the arrival of our Gate to Southwell Folk Festival T-Shirts, Polos and Hoodies, available to buy now via our website.

Click here for more information and to buy online.

Chaplins Floot Street and Sera Added to Bill

May 1, 2014   //   by mikekirrage   //   News  //  No Comments

Latest additions to the line-up are The Chaplins, this year’s winners of the Danny Kyle Stage at Celtic Connections, Floot Street a traditional music trio from the Midlands and Sera, a young  singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Caernarfon in North Wales.

Cupola and Cupola:Ward to perform on Friday

Mar 3, 2014   //   by mikekirrage   //   News  //  No Comments


We are pleased to announce that the Friday ceilidh will be hosted by Derby based Cupola. Later the same evening they will be joined by Southwell favourite Lucy Ward for a concert spot. The Liam Robinson Dance Band have been switched to Sunday and will perform alongside Liam’s friends Kadri Laube and Marju Varblane for a Lincolnshire meets Estonia ceilidh with a difference!

Jim Causley and Shadrack Tye added

Mar 3, 2014   //   by mikekirrage   //   News  //  No Comments


Jim Causley

Jim Causley

Former frontman of festival favourites Mawkin:Causley and one of the finest singers on the English folk scene, Jim Causley has been booked for  Saturday and Sunday. Three piece family outfit Shadrack Tye who describe their music as “indie folk with eclectic influences and a bit of a twist” will perform on Sunday.

More great guitarists booked

Mar 2, 2014   //   by mikekirrage   //   News  //  No Comments

Adding to an impressive list of guitar players which already includes jazz and blues legend Woody Mann and Nancy Grifiths’ sideman Pete Kennedy  we have now confirmed West Midlands guitar maestro Madi Stimpson who plays anything from Charlie Parker to Chet Atkins and Mozart and Dorset based singer songwriter and fine fingerstyle and lap steel guitarist Alex Roberts.

Hicks & Goulbourn and Maniere des Bohemiens added

Mar 2, 2014   //   by mikekirrage   //   News  //  No Comments
Manière des Bohémiens

Manière des Bohémiens

Two of our favourite local acts will be making a welcome return over the weekend, ace guitarist Steve Hicks with partner Lynn Goulbourn and gypsy jazz band Manière des Bohémiens

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