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Manran
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Mànran

Multi award-winning Scottish supergroup Mànran look ahead to celebrating 10 years at the heart of the Scottish traditional music scene. Internationally recognised as one of the most iconic and respected Scottish bands on the road today, the seven-piece show no signs of slowing down as they continue to push boundaries and explore new musical and...

Michael McGoldrick and Family
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Michael McGoldrick and Family

An incredible musician and composer playing wooden flute/Uilleann Pipes/low whistles/Guitar. Manchester-born Michael McGoldrick is a highly talented flute-playing winner of Radio Two Folk Award for Best Instrumentalist.Flowing Irish music with a strong structure and ornamentation on a wide range of flutes. Michael will be taking a break from his tour with Mark Knopfler to bring...

HEISK
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HEISK

Vibrant five-piece HEISK are a powerful force on the folk scene. Their relentlessly energetic music stems from their roots in Scottish traditional music and combines it with punchy riffs and grooves.HEISK ARE Electro Harp / Becca Skeoch Keys / Catriona Hawksworth Kit / Lauren Macdonald Accordion / Megan MacDonald Fiddle & Viola / Sally Simpson

John Tams
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John Tams

John Tams is an incredibly talented Derbyshire singer, songwriter and musician and may be best known for playing a regular supporting role in the ITV drama series Sharpe, as rifleman Daniel Hagman. He also wrote the music for each film alongside Dominic Muldowney.John’s career has been consistently recognised by BBC Folk Awards.After being a member...

Mec Lir
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Mec Lir

Genre-busting quartet Mec Lir exploded onto the Celtic music scene in 2014 with their debut release Not An EP, launched during their first appearance at one of the world’s largest Celtic music festivals, Festival Interceltique de Lorient in Brittany. Since then they went on to release two singles in 2016, have appeared at festivals all...

Sian
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Sian

Sian, meaning “storm” or “the elements”, have been making their harmonious mark on the Scottish traditional music scene since 2016. Originally brought together to celebrate Gaelic songs composed by women; Ceitlin Lilidh, Eilidh Cormack and Ellen MacDonald keep their material firmly rooted in this theme. Their individual voices blend seamlessly, intertwining atmospheric harmonies and sympathetic...

John Kirkpatrick
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John Kirkpatrick

John Kirkpatrick has been dancing, singing, and playing his way around the English folk scene since he joined Hammersmith Morris Men in 1959 at the age of twelve. Displaying a rare skill on a variety of push-pull squeezeboxes – the melodeon, the button accordion, and the Anglo concertina – he has been fully professional since...

Grannys Attic
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Granny’s Attic

With exceptional musicianship and boundless energy, Granny’s Attic are going from strength to strength. Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (melodeon, anglo concertina, vocals), George Sansome (guitar, vocals) and Lewis Wood (violin, vocals) have honed their skills touring the UK and Europe since 2009. They are much loved by audiences up and down the country, with bookings everywhere from...

The Norfolk Broads
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The Norfolk Broads

The Norfolk Broads are Anna Cornish, Eleanor Dale, Helen Cherry, and Daisy Johnson, a four-piece female ensemble who enjoy singing low-pitched folk songs about love, despair and dastardly boyfriends.They bonded over maritime work songs and failed romances in the alto section of the Trad Academy Sea Shanty Choir, deciding to form a girl-group during a...

Sam Carter
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Sam Carter

Midlands-born guitarist and songwriter Sam Carter has earned a reputation for vivid, narrative-driven songwriting and captivating live performances. He is a highly-regarded instrumentalist, renowned by many as ‘the finest English-style fingerpicking guitarist of his generation’ (Jon Boden). Over the past fifteen years, Sam has toured the world, won a BBC Folk Award and made appearances...