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1 week ago
Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno

Also playing - our 50th artist announcement this year - the sweet Appalachian sounds of Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno
http://southwellfolkfestival.org.uk/vivian-leva-riley-calcagno/

Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno are tapping into the deepest parts of American music, taking old songs that have seldom been heard and presenting them next to their own timeless and visceral origina…

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3 weeks ago
Roger

Worth a listen this evening...

There's an extended preview of this years Gate To Southwell Festival tonight (Tuesday) between 8 and 10 p.m. UK time. I'm in conversation with Martin Smalley about this years really strong line-up ... See more

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1 month ago
Dinamo

Be prepared for some Latin Ska on Sunday afternoon!. From the same Mallorcan stable which brought you BOC oficial, the brilliant DINAMO

DINAMO is a multicultural band from Mallorca that continues to expand all its original music to the rest of the world since its formation in 2004. The unique pulse of the band is achieved through t…

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1 month ago
Ellie Ford

Also announced today - Brighton based alternative folk artist Ellie Ford. Here with her harp, guitar and her band playing across the weekend.

Ellie Ford is an alternative folk musician based in Brighton drawing influence from the likes of Karen Dalton, Nick Drake and Joanna Newsom. As a solo performer Ellie Ford is captivating, with her …

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1 month ago
The Life and Times of the Brothers Hogg

Another band from not so far away, playing again in 2018, The Life and Times of the Brothers Hogg - folk tinged Americana from Cleethorpes....

The Life and Times of the Brothers Hogg are Darren Capp (Lead vocals, Guitar, Banjo) Simon Huxford (Double bass, vocals), Nena Mager (Percussion, vocals) and Shane Thornberry (Mandolin, Guitar, voc…

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1 month ago
Seas of Mirth

Seas Of Mirth​ confirmed - “Not your typical sea-shanty inspired band. Their combination of gypsy and punk laced folk will go down a storm at any festival” – Folk Radio UK - Playing Sunday.

Nautical rockers Seas Of Mirth have been causing quite the ruckus at shows and festivals across UK and Europe for the last five years or so. A nine-strong crew with a varying sound, their new album…

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1 month ago
AmericanaUK

Little bit of Josh Okeefe, who will be playing the festival this year.

Our Dylanesque friend, Josh Okeefe sent us this... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66_cjYDQ7n0&feature=youtu.be

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1 month ago
Glamping – a little extra

Fancy something a little special? You can now add a glamping option to your festival experience. We have teamed up with Glampit - see website for more.

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1 month ago

Only one week left to save £15 on a weekend ticket to "one of the best festival line-ups of the summer" . We'll move to Tier 2 tickets when these run out. Headliners Gretchen Peters, Lindisfarne - ... See more

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1 month ago
Ceilidhs

Our ceilidh and dance programme is coming together for 2018. Led by Banter, and featuring Tautas Roks, Urban Folk Theory and English Contra Dance Band so far, with callers Tim Walker, Alex Cumming, ... See more

We launched a new dance venue in 2017 and this year it’ll be better than ever. Across the weekend it will be led by Banter (Simon Care, Tim Walker and Nina Zella) and featuring a whole raft o…

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2 months ago
Luke Jackson: Solo - Duo - Trio (Album Review) | Folk Radio UK

"Jackson is one of the most dynamic and exciting live performers of his generation"
Folk Radio UK review of the brilliant Luke Jackson's latest album Solo-Duo-Trio. See the trio across the weekend - ... See more

Solo | Duo | Trio is the next best thing to actually having been there and a persuasive reminder that, whatever format he works in, Luke Jackson is one of the most dynamic and exciting live ... See more

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2 months ago
James Edwyn and the Borrowed Band

Great to see talented up-and-coming artists who we have championed getting the plaudits they deserve...

HIGH FENCES 4* REVIEW - MAVERICK MAGAZINE!

"...a mature and incredibly well played set of intelligent songs..."

We're very chuffed indeed with this lovely review from the equally lovely Paul Kerr ... See more

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2 months ago

Great to see two of our 2018 headliners in the nominations for the BBC2 Folk Awards announced yesterday. Cara Dillon for Best Folk Singer, and The Young'uns for two awards, Best Album and Best ... See more

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2 months ago

Lots of artist announcements made over the last couple of weeks. Here's a reminder of those booked so far, with many more to be announced. Gretchen Peters, Lindisfarne - Official, The Young'uns Cara ... See more

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2 months ago

Not long now until Tier 1 tickets run out so hurry to beat the price increase sure to happen by the end of February. Tickets have been selling faster than ever this year - and thank you all who have ... See more

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2 months ago

Not long now until Tier 1 tickets run out so hurry to beat the price increase sure to happen by the end of February. Tickets have been selling faster than ever this year - and thank you all who have ... See more

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2 months ago
James Keelaghan & Hugh McMillan

Announced - one of Canada's best exports James Keelaghan playing with multi-instrumentalist Hugh McMillan.

James Keelaghan is one of Canada best exports. He is a warm, passionate and articulate songwriter and performer. His passionate mix of roots rock, Americana, and contemporary folk has established h…

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2 months ago
The Rye Sisters

Also confirmed, close harmony Americana, country-folk duo from Lincolnshire The Rye Sisters

The Rye Sisters (Ishani and Sue) are a duo from Lincolnshire who perform Americana and folk-country songs in close harmony to guitar, mandolin and fiddle. They pull from broadly American influences…

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2 months ago
Ray (Chopper) Cooper

This is a rare opportunity to see award-winning folk / rock musician when Oyster Band former member, Ray Cooper appears at the beautiful Hopbarn Southwell for an intimate evening with you all. Ray ... See more

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2 months ago
Morrissey & Marshall

Also confirmed today, London-based Dubliners, Morrissey & Marshall, brilliant, relevant and emotion-rousing songs, performing across the weekend.

Six years ago, Darren Morrissey and Greg Marshall arrived in London from Dublin with two acoustic guitars and a headful of shared dreams. They set about hauling themselves up the hard way from the …

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2 months ago
Josh Okeefe

Confirmed: Up and coming country singer/songwriter Josh Okeefe delivers songs that stick in your head with a smoothness you’d expect to find on someone much older. Originally from Derby, he is now ... See more

“Sometimes, when you least expect it, the music gods throw you a gem. An undiscovered, uncut diamond – sparkling with such unadulterated potential and promise that it stops you in your tracks…

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2 months ago

We are on a roll at the moment with three great artists announced over the last few days and some crackers to be added over the weekend, Don't go away!

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2 months ago
The Outside Track

Announced - The Outside Track
"The Outside Track is one of the very topmost and best-regarded world-class pan-Celtic acts – and that’s not a claim to be made lightly! And the outfit’s a real ... See more

A stunning synthesis of virtuosity and energy, The Outside Track‘s marriage of Canadian, Scottish and Irish music and song has been rapturously received around the world. Hailing from Scotland, ... See more

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2 months ago
Truckstop Honeymoon

Also announced today from the US, Truckstop Honeymoon. Hollering with all their hearts over a five string banjo and a doghouse bass, Truckstop Honeymoon live the life they sing about. Touring across ... See more

“ONE OF THE MOST INTEGRATED, ENJOYABLE, COUNTERCULTURE ACTS AROUND” Dirty Linen Magazine, USA “BLUEGRASS, PUNK-ROCK AND A PALPABLE DOSE OF SOUL” The Pitch, Kansas City MO Hollering with all ... See more

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2 months ago
Luke Jackson Trio

Great to have Luke Jackson back at the festival, this time with the trio. Deservedly multi-award winning and one of the bright young things of English folk music.

Luke is a Singer/Songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who in 2013 was nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and The Young Folk Category. With a b…

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2 months ago
Gretchen Peters

Saturday night just got a whole lot more sassy! One of Nashville's greatest singers and songwriters, Gretchen Peters just confirmed as headliner. Tickets now available for the Saturday concert, and ... See more

For two decades, Gretchen Peters has been one of Nashville’s most beloved and respected artists, known never to shy away from darkness and struggle in her writing. “If Peters never deli…

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

We have a very special announcement coming soon! Watch this space...

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3 months ago
Blues Legends on Thursday Night

Southwell Gets the Blues!
The Greet will meet the Mississippi on Thursday 7th June for the evening concert in the Big Top.
Headliners Nine Below Zero have been one of Britain’s best blues exports ... See more

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