Folk & Roots

Folk & Roots


Blowzabella is a genuinely individual band that makes an inimitable, driving, drone-based sound played with a fabulous sense of melody, rhythmic expertise and sheer feeling. They compose their own music which is influenced by English and European traditional folk music and song.  
Andy Cutting – diatonic button accordion; Jo Freya – vocals, saxophone, clarinet; Paul James – vocals, bagpipes, saxophones; Gregory Jolivet – hurdy-gurdy; David Shepherd – violin; Barn Stradling – bass guitar; Jon Swayne – bagpipes, saxophone.  

Matthew Read Trio

Formed in 2015, the Matthew Read Trio brings together three like-minded approaches for music making, creating an exciting new performance every time they play. Drawing influence from the bands of Pat Metheny, John

Ferio Saxophone Quartet

with Timothy End (piano)

Among the rising stars of young British musicians, the Ferio Saxophone Quartet delight audiences and critics alike. Tonight’s programme includes Shostakovich’s Jazz Suite no. 2. The quartet won the Royal Over-Seas League Competition in 2015 and have recently released their first CD on the prestigious Chandos label.


Born in 1970, Lindisfarne are still going strong 48 years later! Originally Newcastle singer-songwriter Alan Hull joined Rod Clements, Si Cowe, Ray Jackson and Ray Laidlaw and soon came to the attention of independent label Charisma, and their first album, Nicely Out of Tune, was released before the year was out.

Join them for an evening of non-stop hits such as Fog on the TyneLady EleanorClear White Light, We Can Swing Together and many more.

Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

Having toured together since 1986 to packed concert halls all over the world, Aly and Phil continue to charm audiences with their stunning music and on-stage charisma that defies description. Witty and humorous banter sits alongside tunes that tug the heartstrings, and joyous reels and melodies have feet tapping along at their ever popular concerts. The pair have recorded many highly acclaimed albums in their thirty years together including two Best of collections.

Sarah Munro

Sarah Munro is a 21 year old singer-songwriter and guitarist whose songs have a strong emphasis on lyrics and storytelling. Her debut album Say Hello To You features ten original songs and a stunning interpretation of Autumn Leaves.

With a voice reminiscent of Eva Cassidy and Katie Melua, Sarah's music has been championed by legendary lyricist Don Black, as well as Jamie Cullum and Michael Ball - both of whom featured her debut single For Eternity on their BBC Radio 2 shows.

Kathryn Williams

Folk singer-songwriter Kathryn Williams is best-known for her rich and honest writing. Taking inspiration from the greats including Nick Drake and Joni Mitchell, Kathryn has created a reputation to be proud of. She has moved from one project to the next after the success of her Mercury Prize nominated Little Black Numbers LP. 

Leveret & Spiro

Featuring seven of the UK’s top instrumentalists in two incredible ensembles, The Eccentric Orbits Tour showcases the distinctive music of Leveret and Spiro in a show that will fly the flag for new English instrumental music. The two groups share much of the same raw material – tunes from a handful of 18th-century tunebooks, as well as original compositions – but their musical orbits follow widely divergent paths.  

Damien O'Kane

Damien O’Kane is a Northern Irish musician of many talents. Having teamed up most recently for his album Areas with master musicians - guitarist Steven Byrnes (Treacherous Orchestra/Kate Rusby), percussionist Cormac Byrne (Seth Lakeman Band), Steven Iveson (Kate Rusby/Damien O’Kane Band) and Anthony Davis (Irish Celtic).

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016 nominee for Best Album

Sam Baker

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