The Outside Track are one of the top Celtic acts in the world.
Their marriage of Celtic music, song and dance has been rapturously received around the world. Its five members are united by a love of traditional music. They blend fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, whistle, step-dance and vocals with breathtaking vitality.
WHY? Winner of 'Best Group' in both Live Ireland awards and the Tradition In Review Awards
Worry Dolls are a folk duo that have been making waves in the London Indie-Folk scene, and across the UK from Glastonbury Festival to Derry, collecting praise and accolades as they go.
Many will have seen the Worry Dolls supporting Joan Armatrading on tour, or may have heard their songs played on Radio 2 and BBC6 Music.
WHY? Humorous and charming folk-songwriting combined with sublime harmonies
£10 (£8 conc)
You’ll be in safe hands with the expert calling and playing from our band Nedron’s Jig.
They’ll guide you through dances such as Muffin Man’s Jig, Gay Gordons and Cumberland Square 8. Expect familiar tunes including Atholl Highlanders, Rogue’s March and Dashing White Sergeant.
WHY? A social evening of dance in our atmospheric 18th century Long Barn
£15 (£13 conc)
The alchemy of Martin's ever evocative song writing, fiddle and banjo playing and the much extolled skills of Henry on dobro, harmonica and lap steel fuse into a wholly distinctive world sound.
Their latest studio album, Watershed has received critical acclaim and further places the duo in the higher echelons of the roots genre.
WHY? Winners of 2014's BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo
A fiery and exciting 6 piece Irish-americana folk band treading the water between American bluegrass, Irish folk, alt-country and rock.
Formed in 2012 by the fireside of McGarrigles bar in Sligo, the band have been enthralling crowds throughout Ireland, Europe and Nashville and have supported Imelda May on tour.
WHY? They were invited to perform with John Carter Cash, son of Johnny Cash and as guests at the Grand Ole Opry
Best known as the virtuoso guitar and fiddle players from energetic Balkan-folk act Sheelanagig.
Kit and Aaron draw on a shared love of traditional music from both sides of the Atlantic and throughout Europe, alongside their own original compositions. Their insightful musicianship is matched by their warm and witty repartee and they are sure to charm all who hear them. The tour supports their debut album, The Fox.
WHY? ‘Not just any old violin and acoustic guitar duo... THE violin and acoustic guitar duo’ The Bristol Post
A fabulous fusion of blues, modern folk and Americana from a stellar band of musicians from Colvin Quarmby and Sons of the Delta, playing guitar, fiddle, mandolin, bass, squeezebox and harmonica, touring their new album ‘seconds out’.
WHY? ‘Fantastic music from The Jigantics. A high quality, highlight act who are clearly destined for great things’ The Telegraph
Veronica Sbergia and Max De Bernardi passionately play country blues and ragtime, hokum, jug band and rural music from the 20s and 30s.
Between them they play ukulele, washboard, kazoo, National resophonic guitars, mandolin and acoustic guitar. The duo reinterpret great songs by artists such as Big Bill Broonzy, Memphis Minnie, and Bo Carter.
WHY? Winners of the 2013 European Blues Challenge
A taste of Nashville returns to Norden Farm following their sell out show in Autumn 2016.
An evening in the style of the Nashville’s famous Bluebird Café as Sarah Darling, Jenn Bostic and Michael Logen come together.
Over her career Sarah Darling has released several albums with 1/2 a million downloads. She has appeared at the Grand Ole Opry over 80 times and recently supported Ward Thomas in the UK.
Jenn Bostic’s song Jealous of the Angels was playlisted on BBC Radio 2, and after a live performance on BBC Breakfast it went #1 in the UK.
Michael Logen is an established performer and songwriter with his songs having featured on the hit TV series Nashville.