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Folk Bands and Artists

The Rough Island Band

The Scilly Isles

The Rough Island Band are a contemporary folk quartet playing original music inspired by the landscapes, people and stories of the Isles of Scilly- a tiny scrap of wind-carved rock, gorsey downland an…

 

The Roves

The Roves

London

Guitar Pop / Jangle Pop

 

The Rubber Wellies

The Rubber Wellies

Bilbao/Dublin/Southampton

Original, entertaining and thought provoking, the Rubber Wellies (Ireland/Basque Country/England) are a travelling folk group like few others. With three albums under their belts and ten years of expe…

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The Rumblestrutters

The Rumblestrutters

The Rumblestrutters are an acoustic Hokum blues and jazz trio based on the West Wales coast, playing vintage stuff from the prohibition era on a mixture of mandolin, banjo, guitar, harmonica, jug and …

 

The Rumjacks

The Rumjacks

Sydney

Born of a desire to make music in general and Celtic-flavoured punk in particular, The Rumjacks are an entity rather askew, cast adrift of the mainstream and the industry as a whole, these five musica…

 

The Rusty Rovers

The Rusty Rovers

Traditional acoustic folk

 

The Ruts DC

London

In December 2008 John “Segs” Jennings and Dave Ruffy returned to Ariwa Studios as Ruts D.C. to record some new tracks with Neil “Mad Professor” Fraser. The project, entitled Rhythm Collision Vol. 2, w…

 

The RX Shanty Men

Acapella Sea Shanty folk group based in Hastings, UK. There has been renaissance in Shanty singing and maritime music generally in recent years, Hastings in East Sussex has been at the forefront of th…

 

The Sadies

Memorably described as the Swiss Army knife of rock music, The Sadies do lots of things unbelievably well – sometimes in the space of the same song. An acid folk country punk Ennio Morricone influen…

 

The Sages 竹林七贤

The Sages 竹林七贤

London

An exciting new world music fusion project based in London that draws inspirations from different music elements throughout time and history. With the main focus on traditional East Asian music, the…

 

The Salts

London

The Salts might fit a “Bellowhead shaped hole“, doing for shanties what The Pogues did for Folk. Fronted by twice BBC Young Folk Finalist Lee Collinson, they have circumnavigated the Commonwealth w…

 

The Savage Prunes

The Savage Prunes are an innovative instrumental trio, performing new music on traditional instruments. Combining the talents of bagpipe virtuoso Callum Armstrong, classical cellist George Pașca, and …

www.thesavageprunes.com
 

The Savannahs

Founded in early 2017, 3 singer-songwriters Emily Moment, Hannah Rose Platt and Rebecca Rosewell Formed country roots group the Savannahs. Inspired by artists such as Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welhj, Ne…

 

The Schmoozenbergs

The Schmoozenbergs

 The Schmoozenbergs are a Bristol based trio, playing happy, hip-swinging gypsy jazz, with a little bit of ‘special sauce’ thrown in for good measure. Evoking the sweet mood of a Parisian café, fused …

 

The Sea Kings

The Sea Kings

Trio of Cornish lads, who are re-imagining folk in the best way possible. Their crisp harmonies explore the sounds of traditional folk as well as translating more contemporary songs into the genre. Wh…

 

The Self Help Group

The Self Help Group

Featuring immaculate tharmony, guitar, glockenspiel, bass and drums, the Self Help Group create a gloriously rich sound that will put you in mind of Crosby Stills & Nash, Fleetwood Mac and Massive Att…

 

The Selkies

The Selkies

Kent

The Selkies are a folk fusion duo from rural Kent. They released their first record ‘The Woodlouse E.P’ in 2017.

 

The Seniors

Hayfield

The Seniors are an Indie / Folk Band from South Manchester, currently touring as an Acoustic Trio. They’ve played prestigious festivals such as Glastonbury in 2014 and Radio 2’s Carfest in 2016 and 20…

 

The Shackleton Trio

Norfolk

The Shackleton Trio (formerly The Georgia Shackleton Trio) features fiddle player Georgia Shackleton alongside guitarist Aaren Bennett and mandolinist Nic Zuppardi. Together they play an exciting blen…

www.shackletontrio.co.uk
 

The Shee

Lillias Kinsman-Blake flute Shona Mooney fiddle Rachel Newton voice, electro-harp Olivia Ross voice, fiddle, viola Laura-Beth Salter voice, mandolin Amy Thatcher accordion, clogs The Shee, mul…

www.theshee.com
 

The Sheerin Family Band

American country music at it´s best. Ireland´s ONLY 8 piece family band!! 6 brothers, 1 sister and one hell of a guitar player. Real country music at its best.

 

The Sherlocks

The Sherlocks

The Sherlocks are a four piece indie/rock band from Sheffield, consisting of two sets of brothers. Having performed in excess of 500 gigs and embracing the success of our debut EP- "First Bite of the…

 

The Shillings

The Shillings

Somerset based folk & country group with a reputation for telling stories in song and building an instant rapport with audiences. The fusion of guitar, mandolin, banjo & fiddle accompanying wonderful …

 

The Shires

Hertfordshire/Bedfordshire

The Shires have risen to prominence over the last two years with TV appearances on the Graham Norton Show, the BBC Music Awards, Festival appearances including Glastonbury 2015 and performances worldw…

 

The Silken Same

“If we’re talking about being firmly rooted between the traditional and the modern, then no-one embodies that more perfectly …. sparkles with vigour” – Nialler9 The Silken Same are Galway duo Mossy…

 

The Silver Ghosts

The Silver Ghosts

The Silver Ghosts are a London based 7 piece swing ensemble (trumpet, trombone, clarinet, banjo´, double bass, drums, vocals) performing numbers that evoke the hot, breathless and high spirited dance …

 

The Sisterhood

The Sisterhood

The Sisterhood are an organic bled of the open melodies of classic West Coast folk and the magnetic swagger of timeless rock n’ roll, powered by Alyssa and Ruby’s soaring richly textured harmonies and…

 

The Skunk-Boy Project

The Skunk-Boy Project

Cardiff

A Solo Project, ‘The Skunk-Boy’ is Nathaniel Swettenham. In classical songwriter form, Nate is a master of his craft. A musical alchemist, he weaves words and music together with maturity beyond his…

 

The Slimline Shufflers

The Slimline Shufflers

The Slimline Shufflers play a New Orleans style of rhythm´n´blues pioneered by such luminaries as Professor Longhair, James Booker & Dr. John. Eric Arthur, Bristol´s finest exponent of this piano sty…

 

The Slocan Ramblers

The Slocan Ramblers have become widely regarded as one of the premier bluegrass bands touring in North America. Although Toronto-based, they long ago gate-crashed the US circuit with barnstorming show…

 

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