The Forge

The Forge

Exit 6 Film Festival

Exit 6 Film Festival will take place at multiple venues around the town celebrating exciting and original films from around the world.

The top six short films will be screened in The Forge, where awards, including Best Film, will be presented.

Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

Josienne and Ben are four albums and a couple of EPs into a partnership that blends Walker's intricate guitar playing and arrangements with Clarke's compelling songwriting.

Josienne brings her songs, melodies and words to Ben, who tinkers with the music and arrangements. Delivered in her wearily mellow, river-clear voice - the sound of a "haunted angel", said the Financial Times - Clarke's lyrics transform her raw subject matter with heartrendingly powerful yet precise symbolism and metaphor.

Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters

Their music has been described as Appalachian honky tonk, and being from the mountains of North Carolina, that’s maybe as close as it gets. But, The Honeycutters have a richer depth of character than that suggests – a factor that has won them a much wider span of appreciation around the world.

A Nashville-Style "In The Round" Concert

Three talented musicians join forces for a night of music, Nashville style! Between them they have been captivating audiences throughout the UK and US. 

Lizanne Knott is a long standing member of the Philadelphia music scene. Lizanne has shared the stage with the likes of Shawn Colvin, Joan Osbourne and Josh Ritter.

Andreas Tophøj & Rune Barslund

Danish duo Andreas Tophøj and Rune Barslund perform with violin, accordion and viola. The accomplished duo has its roots in Jutland, Denmark, and emerged from the folk scene formed around the Academy of Music in Odense. The sound of the duo is closely linked to the Danish folk tradition, but the two young musicians also offer a new interpretation of Danish folk influenced by music from various countries and traditions. 

Kimmie Rhodes

A fascinating, intimate and spontaneous evening of stories and songs with legendary singer/songwriter Kimmie Rhodes (accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Rhodes) “in conversation” with BBC Radio 2 broadcaster Bob Harris (OBE) reflecting on Kimmie's rich musical history, the sounds of Austin and the legacy of Texan songwriting, in celebration of the release of Radio Dreams her memoir and the companion audio CD (produced by Bob Harris.)

Rafiki Jazz

Rafiki Jazz nine native and migrant folk remixing roots music and telling modern day stories with a glance back to the ancients.

Melrose Quartet

Melrose Quartet are truly an all-round folk act, with both tight a capella harmony and energy-packed instrumentals. They comprise leading English musicians Nancy Kerr (2015 BBC Folk Singer of the Year), James Fagan, Jess & Richard Arrowsmith with twin fiddles, guitar and bouzouki, melodeon and four strong voices.

Guitar Journey: Giorgio Serci & Jonny Phillips

Two of Europe’s leading acoustic players take you on a musical journey following the development of the guitar from its origins in Spain and North Africa along a path across Europe, Africa and the Americas.

Sardinian-born Giorgio Serci is an award-winning guitarist, composer, and arranger. He has recorded and shared stages with Jools Holland, Shirley Bassey, Kenny Wheeler and the CBS, BBC Concert and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras.

Catfish Keith

World-touring acoustic blues pioneer Catfish Keith has established himself as one of the most exciting country blues performers of our time.

Catfish's innovative style of foot-stomping, deep delta blues and American roots music has spellbound audiences the world over. He has reinvented the guitar with great power and artistry, and brings a rare beauty and vitality to his music. Handing down the tradition, Catfish continues his lifelong journey as one of the brightest lights in acoustic blues and roots music.

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