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Tunes Workshops Now Available

Apr 15, 2013   //   by mikekirrage   //   News  //  No Comments

The book for our our popular Tunes Workshops is now available to download along with a selection of MP3s. Details available here

Provisional Workshop Programme Announced

Mar 30, 2013   //   by mikekirrage   //   News  //  No Comments

The provisional programme of workshops is now available. More detail and more workshops to come.

The Open Road added to line-up

Mar 30, 2013   //   by mikekirrage   //   News  //  No Comments

The latest addition to the bill are Derby based collective The Open Road

Two More Trios Added to Line-up

Mar 21, 2013   //   by mikekirrage   //   News  //  No Comments

Two more bands,have been added to the bill. Both are  from the Liverpool/Wirral area but that’s where the similarity ends. Galloway, Culbert and Doyle play traditional English music. Rip-Roaring Success are a hot western swing combo.

Horizon Award and Young Folk Award nominee added to line-up

Mar 14, 2013   //   by mikekirrage   //   News  //  No Comments

The hugely talented up and coming singer songwriter Luke Jackson who was nominated in two categories in the 2013 BBC Folk Awards has been added to the bill.

Children’s Festival details posted

Mar 14, 2013   //   by mikekirrage   //   News  //  No Comments

Full details of the children’s and family events and activities are now on the site. See ‘What’s On’ for details.

More Young Artists Booked

Mar 7, 2013   //   by mikekirrage   //   News  //  No Comments

Latest additions to the weekend line-up are two bands who both got together whilst studying at music colleges. Heavily influenced by post-prohibition era jazz and modern swing revival, the Chuck Pinkett Quintett formed at the University of Westminster in spring 2011.

Chloe’s Passion are a trio playing a mixture of Scottish, Irish and English traditional music. They are all students on the folk degree course at Newcastle University and include in their number Niamh Boadle formerly of Tri and no stranger to Southwell, having performed at the last two festivals.

 

Steve Tilston to perform Saturday

Feb 19, 2013   //   by mikekirrage   //   News  //  No Comments

Joining the list of top British songwriters lined up for this year’s festival which already includes John Tams, Roddy Woomble, Pete Morton and Steve Knightley we can now announce that Steve Tilston will be performing on Saturday. The joint winner (with Bella Hardy) of best original song  in the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Steve is also a fantastic guitarist who we are  really looking forward to welcoming to Southwell.

Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, Luke Jackson, Jess Morgan added to bill

Feb 14, 2013   //   by mikekirrage   //   News  //  No Comments

BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winners Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar, Young Folk Award and Horizon Award nominee Luke Jackson and up and coming singer songwriter Jess Morgan have been added to the bill. Jess will be appearing on Thursday and Friday, Greg and Ciaran on Saturday and Luke will be with us for the weekend from Friday.

Oysterband, Gordie MacKeeman, Faustus, John Doyle join the party!

Nov 30, 2012   //   by mikekirrage   //   News  //  No Comments

Multi- award winners, Oysterband, the band our regulars have most requested, are booked to headline on Friday. The sensational Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys, Faustus and John Doyle are also now all confirmed.

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