Unaccompanied harmony group, with material from the folk tradition and thereabouts, who have gained a reputation for tight and inventive harmony singing.
The Carrivick Sisters
With a background in bluegrass, Laura and Charlotte’s music has a strong folk influence which is evident in their original songs, many of which are inspired by their local landscape and stories. 2010 BBC Young Folk Award finalists.
“Songs of paupers and kings, wild seas and war, strife and joy…” A Strawhead concert brings Old England back to life and is an event you will never forget!
Peta Webb and Ken Hall
London-based, Peta and Ken are outstanding and unique singers of traditional song. Their style and repertoire truly echo performers from the distant past and this gig is a “must” for trad. fans.
Mick Ryan and Paul Downes
Mick is well known on the folk scene as a fine singer of traditional and original songs and in this new duo, is joined by the consummately skilled and expressive Paul Downes.
Judy Dunlop and John Scaife (please note date)
Top duo playing their own songs and traditional, including Scots, dance and roots. Judy’s superb voice and John’s great accompaniment on guitar, cittern and fiddle.
Skyhook are characterised by breathtaking twin fiddles combined with sublime guitar, bouzouki and voice, shifting seamlessly between driving dance music and spine-tingling songs.
Chris Sherburn and Denny Bartley
They’re back!! Soul stirring songs and exhilarating tunes, “Last Night’s Fun” founders Chris (concertina) and Denny (guitar and vocals) give a night to remember ( and laughs aplenty!! )
Mrs. Ackroyd Band
Minus Les Barker but still as mad as hatters! With great singing and accompaniment, Alison, Hilary and Chris guarantee an evening of total zany enjoyment.
An old friend of the Club, Andy has a large and varied repertoire ranging from Nic Jones, Joni Mitchell and Richard Thompson to Fats Waller and Hoagey Carmichael plus great chorus songs.
Will Noble & John Cocking
Traditional singing of the highest order. Will and John draw the bulk of their material from families and friends in their native South Pennines area. Great chorus songs.
French-born but with an accent of her adopted Yorkshire! Flossie is a great singer with a voice as clear as a lark and a repertoire to satisfy all tastes.
Starting the season with a bang! From driving jigs and reels to gentle airs and heartfelt ballads, “Kelly’s” set the tone for the Autumn programme.
Long-awaited return of, arguably, the finest singer/songwriter on the folk scene. Always the consummate professional, Harvey’s songs are admired and sung by many in the folk world today.
Sarah McQuaid (please note date)
An exquisite voice and fantastic guitar accompaniment. Pure Irish ballads to Southern Appalachian songs and tunes. “Likely to make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck” – Aled Jones (BBC Radio 2)
Brian has a vast repertoire of traditional, contemporary and comedy songs presented with his own brand of humour. A huge hit on his first appearance, expect a real “folk as it was” night.
Tom McConville with David Newey
Master fiddler. Tom’s tunes and songs, mostly traditional and many from the North East, are performed in his wonderfully distinctive style. Joined here by fine guitarist, David Newey.
Dave Webber and Anni Fentiman
Anni has developed a specialist repertoire of songs originating from her native North East, and Dave has been writing songs in traditional vein since 1982, many of which are widely sung by performers all over the world. A duo not to miss.
With songs of the late, great Keith Marsden and group member Graham Pirt plus traditional material, the quality and power of the harmonies has rarely been surpassed. Their excellent individual abilities combine to form one of the best groups of unaccompanied singers ever to grace the world of English folk music.
His Worship and the Pig
Funnier than the Chuckle Brothers! Great songs, great laughs, great fellas! All this and mince pies, can’t be bad!