With a host of rebel rousing folk songs and instrumentals, Mawkin modernise traditional folk material with their own touch.
The line up features brothers David Delarre (vocals, guitar) and James Delarre (vocals, violin), Nick Cooke (melodeon), Danny Crump (bass) and Lee Richardson (drums). The band have supported Bellowhead on their farewell tour amongst a flurry of key festivals and UK tour dates.
WHY? ‘A Gutsy re-working of Traditional Songs’ The Guardian
Presenting England's traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, The Dovetail Trio explores familiar narratives with infectious energy and a passion for musical heritage.
This collaboration combines the distinctive voices and acclaimed instrumental talents of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jamie Roberts, BBC Performing Arts Award winner Rosie Hood and Newcastle Folk Degree alumnus Matt Quinn.
The Dovetail Trio’s debut album Wing of Evening was released in September 2015 on RootBeat Records. The album has been well received with 4 star reviews from the Telegraph, R2 and Songlines and national radio play on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3. The album features a number of unusual versions of traditional English songs alongside an American folk story, a traditional Scottish whaling song and even a French/Canadian tune set. Tight vocal harmonies and skilled musicianship make this an exciting debut album.
WHY? 'A combination of richly rounded accented vocals, skin-tight harmonies and sparse yet polished instrumentation' FolkWords
£14 (£12 conc)
Part of the Farm’s programme to support emerging musicians. Local acts play three numbers – at least one of which is an original.
If you would like to perform at this Summer's event, please email: email@example.com
WHY? This is a hugely popular event so register your interest early if you would like to perform!
Capturing the distinctive, authentic sound of one of the biggest guitar bands of all time.
Fronted by finger picking guitar ace John Brunsdon, Dire Streets are known for their attention to detail and musicianship. They are joined by special guest Steve Wiltshire on saxophone and flute.
WHY? With tracks from early classics like Sultans of Swing and Lady Writer, through to the hits of the 80s and Brothers in Arms
Soul, blues, gospel and Beatles-worthy pop. These are the core ingredients of singer Jo Harman’s latest album People We Become. Produced and recorded at Nashville’s famed Sound Emporium Studio, it has seen her narrow her focus to the building blocks of ageless music - from powerful melodies to organic, natural-sounding arrangements.
WHY? Jo has racked up more than half-a-dozen nominations from the British Blues Awards
£14 (£12 conc)
An evening of dance in our atmospheric 18th century Long Barn.
A caller will guide you through dances while ceilidh band Nedron’s Jig provide the live music.
WHY? A perfect social event for Christmas parties
£15 (£13 conc)
Kathryn is the foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes, a composer, educator, performer and successful recording artist.
In 2015 she was awarded the OBE for services to folk music. Kathryn combines with storyteller David Almond and accordionist and clog dancer Amy Thatcher to bring a memorable evening of irrepressible music, stories and songs.
WHY? ‘I can’t remember feeling so exhilarated by such a match of music and landscape’ The Times
The power… the passion… the perfection
What makes Oye Santana so good? Awesome guitar from Milan ‘Carlos’ Webb, as passionate and exciting as Santana himself. With the band’s infectious good-time feel every track is a fiesta, every performance is a show.
WHY? Expect four decades’ worth of hits from Black Magic Woman and Oye Como Va via Carnaval, Dance Sister Dance and She’s Not There to Smooth, Maria Maria and Corazón Espinado
A tribute to The Small Faces and the hits that kept 1960s London swinging.
The line up features Maidenhead's own Matt Bond as Steve Marriott and Dan Taylor as Kenney Jones. They perform the smash hits All Or Nothing, Lazy Sunday, Itchycoo Park and Sha La La La Lee as well as lots of fan favourites and selected tracks from the 1968 LP Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake.
WHY? The UK's only Small Faces tribute band