Line Up 2018

The first of 60+ artists are beginning to be confirmed for 2018.

 

The Young ‘uns

The Young’uns have proved themselves a unique proposition – writing and performing a cappella or subtly accompanied songs that tell it how it is alongside traditional songs from their native North-East and further afield – songs of conscience, songs of warmth and wit, songs to provoke, songs to inspire. >more

 

 

Habadekuk

Powerful horns, toe-tapping fiddle and contagious rhythms characterise Habadekuk – one of Denmark’s leading folk bands, guaranteed to get you on the dance floor. With a vibrant mix of folk, salsa and big band jazz, the lively eight-man band catapults old folk melodies into the 21st century.  >more

Blue Rose Code

Blue Rose Code is Edinburgh-born songwriter Ross Wilson. At the edge of contemporary alt-folk, Wilson’s music evokes a meeting of Van Morrison and a young John Martyn, both shipwrecked with a bunch of Motown records.  >more

Dallahan

Dallahan is one of the most thrilling forces in the international folk music scene; heavily rooted in traditional Irish music, but with hugely diverse backgrounds and influences. They call on their mixed Irish, Scottish and Hungarian heritage to create a unique and seamless musical montage. >more

 

The Fitzgeralds

If you want to see a performance that is joyous, energetic and utterly engaging, look no further than the Canadian Ottawa-Valley stepdancing and fiddling siblings The Fitzgeralds. Featuring 3-time Canadian Fiddle and Stepdance Champions (Tom, Julie, and Kerry Fitzgerald). >more

The Furrow Collective

A group of musicians already well known for their solo work and involvement in other projects, Alasdair Roberts, Emily Portman, Lucy Farrell and Rachel Newton got together to re-work traditional songs, and now two albums in, they show they have developed a compelling style and sound of their own. >more

 

 Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar are a British folk music duo. They won the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk award in 2013, and in 2014 won the Horizon award in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. They were nominated for the Best Duo award in 2015. >more

 

The Destroyers

Megafolk from Birmingham, The Destroyers will surely get things going on Friday night with a tidal wave of horns, fiddles, guitars and more. Be ready to be engulfed by a wall of mesmerising virtuosity and a whirlwind of frenzied dancing! >more

 

 

Vikki Clayton

Back in the UK and back at GTSF after playing our first festival in 2007, Vikki has an unforgettable voice and a history of collaboration with some of our folk-rocking greats. She has a new album “Messenger” released in June 2017. >more

The Boxcar Boys

Six-piece multi-instrumental band from Toronto are as happy jamming on the street as playing a full set on a festival stage.  The band’s repertoire is mainly inspired by 1930s New Orleans jazz music but with additional elements of Klezmer, gypsy music, and American folk. Uplifting, accomplished, celebratory and very danceable. >more

 The Rogue Embers

Local foot-stomping country/blues band are making a name for themselves having got together in early 2017. They will be playing across the weekend so try not to miss their infectious show. >more

 

2018 Line up

The line-up so far:

The Young'uns
Habadekuk
Blue Rose Code
The Furrow Collective
Dallahan
The Fitzgeralds
The Destroyers
Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar
Vikki Clayton
The Boxcar Boys
The Rogue Embers

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