Festival Artists Line Up (A-Z)
Song & Music
As always we have a huge variety of artists. A really exciting development is that two of our top line guests have recently been honoured in the annual BBc Folk awards 2015. Nancy kerr won "Folk Singer of the Year" and The Young Uns were voted Best Group.
So there you have it - some of the very best in the folk world are playing at this years festival Brilliant! Our other top line artists are delivering quality music and song around the whole world butstill retain that honest, down to earth,"folk" feel. It is always our intention to produce a high quality, participative and sharing experience at the festival. Looking at this years list, we cant fail on that one.
Check out the artits info below and come and join us.
Every year we have a series of storytelling workshops and performances. The lunchtime session is popular where you can take a story with you and share it with the host and other tellers.
As always we have the wonderful Ursula Holden Gill and a couple of others to assist you and encourage you to do a tale or two.
In addition we will have a Poetry event with our own Wiltshire "Bard" Andy Fawthrop with a chance to listen to one of his poems (good they are too!) and maybe do one of your favourites too.
Big Top Concerts
Here you will find details of some of the extra special events that we would like to you try out. The Big Top Concerts are usually based around a theme and this year we have THE TALE OF ALE (sat), A comedy special "You're Having A Laugh" (sun) and Mick Ryan's A DAYS WORK (mon).
One of the other special events include Brian Peters and Jeff Davis in "Sharps Harvest" a show exploring songs collected by Cecil Sharp
Sharp's Appalachian Harvest
In 1916, English songhunter Cecil Sharp ventured into the heart of the Southern
Appalachians and noted down sixteen hundred old ballads, ditties and fiddle tunes, many surviving from the 18th folk music collections ever made. Brian Peters and Jeff Davis tell the story of the hardships and triumphs of this heroic quest in music, song and words, illustrated with Sharp's superb photographs of the mountain characters who kept the tradition alive. This will be in the Cause on Saturday.
It is not too late to apply to dance as part of the busking programme. Our aim is to fill the streets with traditional dance sides - if your team wants to dance please contact firstname.lastname@example.org