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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.

Thursday Evening Concert Details Announced

Oct 19, 2012   //   by mikekirrage   //   News  //  No Comments

‘Eliza Carthy & Jim Moray: The Wayward Tour’ complete with ten-piece folk supergroup are booked for Thursday evening concert.

Roddy Woomble added to bill

Sep 24, 2012   //   by Rosie Garner   //   News  //  No Comments

Idlewild frontman, Roddy Woomble, is the latest addition to the 2013 line up

Dates for next year

Jun 26, 2012   //   by Lynne Morgan   //   News  //  No Comments

We’re returning  to our ‘usual’  weekend next year – but – with an extra day !  The dates are Thursday 6 – Sunday 9 June 2013.  Dont forget to send us your feedback  and give yourself the chance to win a free ticket for next year.

Feedback please!

Jun 2, 2012   //   by Mike Ray-Jones   //   News  //  No Comments

Hope you are having a fabulous time at our festival! We would love to hear from you when your visit is over; could you please either complete the online feedback form or download the Microsoft Word version and return it to us, either by post or as an email attachment. Every completed feedback form (only one per person please!) will be entered into a draw for a free weekend ticket for the 2013 festival.

Let the countdown begin

May 29, 2012   //   by Lynne Morgan   //   News  //  No Comments

just 3 more sleeps until the best weekend of folk and acoustic music in Nottinghamshire. Southwell Folk Festival just 13 miles from Nottingham #nottinghamrocks

Southwell Goes Global!

May 29, 2012   //   by Mike Ray-Jones   //   News  //  No Comments

Are you unable to come to this year’s festival? Are you coming but have friends or family who are unable to join you? If so, we have the solution: for the first time, we are providing a live stream of the festival, free-of-charge, via the internet.

A team of camera men & women will be capturing all the best bits; these will be processed on-the-fly in the new editing suite, and uploaded via a satellite link to the host site for your enjoyment.

To view the video stream, for the duration of the festival, visit

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