The six piece band brings together some of the most exciting musicians on the UK folk and roots scene.
They blur the boundaries between contemporary song and folk traditions on either side of the Atlantic. Their sound is expansive, varied and rich in power. It is a band equally at home with pin-drop intimacy as they are invigorating foot-stompers.
WHY? ‘A breath of fresh air to the folk music community’ Maverick Magazine
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. The five members hail from Scotland, Ireland and Cape Breton. They are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on its foundation.
WHY? Using fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute, step-dance and vocals these five virtuosos blend boundless energy with unmistakable joie de vivre
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The husband and wife’s musical style is a unique combination of folk, roots and gospel blues with old time flavourings reminiscent of a time once forgotten.
Hat Fitz is a veteran wild man of the blues scene in Australia. Cara draws on her soul background while also playing drums, washboard, flute and tin whistle.
WHY ‘Soaring soul vocals, visceral blues guitar, unexpected quiet, and sudden changes in feel and tempo’ Rhythms Magazine
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An American duo created from years of travelling, farming, childrearing and touring with their 6 piece folk orchestra.
Fellow Pynins are storytellers and a contemporary rootsy folk band weaving banjo, guitar, mandolin and bouzouki beneath lilting vocal harmonies. Their repertoire consists of original songs and traditional European ballads collected during their travels.
WHY? ‘Will transport you into their haunting and beguiling world of love tales and spine-tingling harmonies’ Lisa Dunn, BBC
Two of the most dynamic musicians in folk music strike sparks off each other with songs, Northumbrian rants, jazzy ballads and Old Time reels.
Alistair Anderson (Concertina and Northumbrian Pipes) and former BBC Radio 2 Musician of the Year nominee, Dan Walsh (Banjo, Guitar and Vocals) share a warm chemistry on stage and their performance combines high energy with world class musicianship.
WHY? ‘A tangible magic’ Folkwords
‘Nifty fun with bags of wow factor’ FRoots
Cara and her band capture the mystery of Christmas with a collection of songs ancient and modern.
They weave Celtic and folksy rhythms alongside reverent and atmospheric carols while Cara holds the darkness at bay with the purity of her voice.
The Christmas story is retold with genuine wonder and celebrated with the dignity, passion and beauty it deserves. Christmas is one of Cara’s passions and her live show and album only go to prove it.
WHY? ‘Simple and stunning’ The Sunday Times
‘An instant Christmas classic’ BBC
‘There’s enchantment aplenty’ ★ ★ ★ ★ The Independent
‘A reminder of the real meaning of the Festive Season, uplifting and inspirational” The Daily Echo