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Rura

Rura

Rugged yet disciplined, heartfelt whilst rousing and anthemic, refreshingly contemporary but rooted in tradition... Rura are a band inarguably at the forefront of Scottish folk. Internationally ren…

rura.co.uk
 

Russ Chandler

Russ Chandler

London

Russ Chandler is a forceful singer and banjo player who sings songs he feels have something to say to the world we live in. He plays traditional, political and modern songs. His first album Last…

 

Rusty Shackle

South Wales based indie folk roots band Rusty Shackle blend stunning high-energy level performances with well-crafted catchy tunes that swim around your head for days afterwards. The six-piece grou…

 

Ruth Theodore

London

Known for her quirky, insightful, poetic lyrics and insidious melodies, Ruth Theodore´s use of unconventional guitar techniques and tunings has thrilled listeners since the release of her 2007 debut, …

 

Sally Ironmonger & Brian Carter

Sally and Brian are familiar faces around the folk clubs and festivals. A superb songwriter with a voice that doesn´t back down, along with fine guitar backing. “A good song needs a killer line …

 

Sally Smithson

Sally Smithson

West London

Performance poet

 

Salt House

Since the release of their 2013 debut ‘Lay Your Dark Low’, Scottish band Salt House have established themselves as a strong force on the folk scene. Known for their combination of new writing along wi…

 

Sam Brookes

Sam Brookes is a Bristol-based alternative folk artist whose distinctive voice frequently draws comparisons with Tim Buckley and has landed him features and collaborations with artists as diverse as L…

 

Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys

Bristol

Sam Kelly is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning Cornwall-based singer, song-writer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. As a young child, Sam spent many a night enraptured, listening to his Irish grand…

 

Samuel Jack

Samuel Jack, in a recent one-to-watch feature, MUSIC WEEK describe him as an “Emotive storyteller, seamlessly fusing the classic sounds of his upbringing with a refreshing rawness and heartfelt honest…

 

Sandra Kerr

Sandra Kerr

Warkworth

Sandra (an EFDSS gold badge holder) has become acclaimed for her work with Sisters Unlimited, as a feminist song-writer of note, as a vocal trainer and folk choir director, and for her work with young…

 

Sarah McQuaid

Penzance

Reviewers of the Madrid-born, Chicago-raised, Cornwall-based singer/songwriter’s previous albums have repeatedly alluded to her “relative obscurity” (The Big Takeover) and “under-the-radar” (The Vinyl…

 

Saskia GM

London

Saskia is a 24 year old independent English singer-songwriter, known for her pure, clear voice and her nu-folk style repertoire. Previously one of the worlds youngest craniosacral therapists, and pra…

 

Savina Yannatou

Savina Yannatou

Athens

Savina Yannatou studied singing with Gogo Georgilopoulou and Spiros Sakkas in Athens, and later attended postgraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London with a scholarship aw…

 

Scandinavian and French Music Session

Scandinavian and French Music Session

Come and play folk tunes from Scandinavia and France, no experience necessary, relaxed atmosphere, all welcome... If someone is interested in learning some useful Scandi repertoire, I have added do…

 

Seth Lakeman

Seth Lakeman

Folk singer, songwriter and virtuoso fiddler Seth Lakeman unearthed hidden histories and unsung everyday heroes to commemorate in song for his new album ‘Word of Mouth’ which stormed into the charts o…

www.sethlakeman.co.uk
 

Sharon Shannon

Sharon Shannon

Sharon Shannon the button accordion player from Co Clare, Ireland has recorded and toured with a who´s who of the Irish and Global Music Industry, including Bono, Adam Clayton, Sinead O’Connor, Jackso…

 

Shaun O´Reilly

Shaun O’Reilly has been gigging across the UK and Ireland as one half of prog rock duo War Elephant for the best part of the last decade. Spurned on by a desire to try something new, he’s recently bra…

 

Sheelanagig

Sheelanagig have become something of a West Country institution for the past decade. A quintet with a well-stocked armoury of stringed instruments – guitar, fiddle, double bass – and a bagful of joint…

www.sheelanagig.co.uk
 

She´Koyokh

She´Koyokh

London

Since bursting on to the klezmer and Balkan music scene in the early naughties, busking at London’s East End markets, this outstanding band has been at the forefront of UK’s world music scene, releasi…

shekoyokh.co.uk
 

Shiry Rashkovsky

Shiry Rashkovsky

Lauded by The Strad for her ‘beguiling… thrilling and exuberant’ Royal Festival Hall debut, Shiry pursues an international solo, chamber, teaching and orchestral career. Shiry is a prize-winner of …

 

Show of Hands

Show of Hands are undeniably one of the strongest current forces in acoustic music – England’s finest and most popular roots partnership and something of a “people’s band”, regularly voicing the hopes…

 

Siobhan Miller

Two-time winner of Scots Singer of the Year, Siobhan Miller is widely regarded as one of the foremost vocalists in Scotland. Her soulful and stirring renewal of traditional song effortlessly stills an…

 

Skerryvore

Skerryvore

“The hottest Celtic rockers on the block” Daily Record Since their amped-up ceilidh-band beginnings on the isle of Tiree, Skerryvore’s buoyant, tautly crafted folk-rock sound has conquered the worl…

 

Skinner & T´witch

Leeds

Skinner & T´witch are an original, contemporary folk acoustic duo, performing folk, flamenco, and theatre style songs. Drawing on music-hall and vaudeville traditions, Skinner & T’witch’s show comb…

 

Skipinnish

Skipinnish have rocketed to the top of the Scottish music scene recently and their ascent is in no way slowing down. They were named ‘Live Act of the Year’ at the Scottish Trad Awards. Their recent hi…

 

Snuffy Walden & Sara Niemietz

W.G. Snuffy Walden is an award-winning guitarist and composer, best known for his work in television scoring shows that include The West Wing, Nashville, Friday Night Lights, Wonder Years, Rosanne, El…

 

Solana

Solana

Solana are where plaintive Spanish guitars meet exuberant Celtic flutes and irrepressible fiddles in a feast of Jiggery-Polkary”, so says John Blakely of Ear Trumpet Music. An instrumental gypsy-folk …

 

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