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Folk Bands and Artists

Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg is an English singer, songwriter and left-wing activist. His music blends elements of folk music, punk rock and protest songs, with lyrics that mostly span political or romantic themes.

 

Billy Bragg & Joe Henry

“...Bragg and Henry’s latest is a resounding statement on the foundation of one of the greatest achievements of American backbone and its influence on the world.“ - PopMatters “…a pairing that embodi…

 

Billy Lee and the Swamp Critters

Billy Lee and the Swamp Critters

A Cajun Fiddle, a Zydeco Accordion, a Louisiana Rubboard, and a Tenacious Texas Troubadour- ­Billy Lee­- come together to bring you some foot stomping crawfish boogie! Get ready for a gumbo of sounds …

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Billy Thompson

Billy Thompson is a classically trained improvising violinist performing in numerous different styles of music. These styles vary from his highly popular band Billy Thompson Gypsy Style to performi…

 

Bina Williamson

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Bina Williamson has been performing professionally for about 20 years, mainly as a duo with her husband Robin Williamson. This time, Bina returns with a solo …

 

Bird & Family Bryan

Bird & Family Bryan

Liverpool

Bird & Family Bryan are an alternative pop group based in Liverpool and London, comprised of singers Mickey and Pip, guitarist Hedi, and lyricist Bevil. Formed in 2016, they ´ve built a unique sound w…

 

Bird in the Belly

´Folk album of the year so far´ Sunday Express ´Stark & raw, they boldly go where few artists dare to tread´ Louder Than War Bird in the Belly is collective is made up of solo artist Jinnwoo, fo…

 

Bird Radio

Bird Radio

Hereford / London

Bird Radio is Mikey Kirkpatrick, a singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer and performer from Hereford, UK. Using a loop pedal, effects pedals and a suitcase bass drum he has performed from street to …

 

Birds of Chicago

Birds of Chicago

“With echoes of deep gospel in Russell’s voice as she sings over a mix of electric guitar, resonant piano and percussion, the song is at once uplifting and a little melancholy.” – Wall Street Journa…

www.birdsofchicago.com
 

Birlinn Jiarg

Birlinn Jiarg

Birlinn Jiarg was brought together by multi-instrumentalist Beccy Hurst to perform the traditional Manx music she grew up with as well as her own compositions. Having performed with various Manx bands…

www.birlinnjiargmusic.com
 

Bis-Bas

Bis-Bas

From soulful Sephardic songs to lively Balkan rhythms, Bis-Bas present their spicy fusion of Klezmer and Middle Eastern music. Vocalist Jonny Moses-son hails from Aden, a port town on the ancient spi…

 

Bishi

Bishi

22 year old singer, musician & DJ Bishi was British born to a Bengali musical family. She started singing when she was 2 years old during a car journey to Sheffield. Her mother, an Indian Classical si…

www.bishi.co.uk
 

Bity Booker

Bity Booker

London

Bity Booker sings her original folk songs, traditional folk tunes and songs from the sixties folk revival all with her nylon string guitar and voice.

www.bitybooker.com
 

Black Bank Folk

Black Bank Folk have proved a compelling new addition to the Irish music scene since their emergence early in 2016. Their Debut album Rising was critically acclaimed and earned the act notoriety both …

 

Black Cat Balkan Band

Black Cat Balkan Band

One fine Samhuinn, some like-mided rakija drinkers pondered... "Wonder whether playing in a Balkan/Klezmer/Gypsy band is all it´s cracked up to be?"

 

Black Kat Boppers

Black Kat Boppers

Formed in 2009 out of a shared love for rockin’ roots music, the Black Kat Boppers are 4 fellas who love to play hard boppin’, jump up, rockin’ blues, and dance music. Influences include rhythm & blue…

 

Black String

On their latest, highly acclaimed album, Mask Dance (ACT Records), Black String combine the geomungo (traditional zither) and janggu (drum) with electric jazz guitar, electronics and daegeum (bamboo f…

 

Black Water County

Smashing their way into the UK folk punk scene since 2013, BWC bring an energetic live show of stout quaffing, banjo breaking and tin whistle mangling original music, along with trads and shanties tha…

 

Blackbeard´s Teaparty

Blackbeard´s Teaparty

York

Blackbeard’s Tea Party are a contemporary Folk Rock band based in York, UK. The 6 piece band plays a mix of traditional folk songs as well as covers of more recent songs from the folk genre.

www.blackbeardsteaparty.com
 

Blair Dunlop

Blair Dunlop, the award-winning British singer, songwriter and guitarist, has now released 3 albums 2 ep’s and toured widely around the globe. All of this in a short 4-year career is astounding alone…

 

Blanco White

Blanco White

London

Inspired by a range of different musical genres, Blanco White weaves together Anglo-American folk with an Andean and Flamenco sound.

 

Blánid

Blánid is a talented folk singer and multi-instrumentalist hailing from Northern Ireland and Devon. With a voice that has been described as “spellbinding”, “haunting” and “beautiful”, BLÁNID attribute…

 

Blato Zlato

“aggressive… a band rocking out with exotic sounds…. The best moments happen when [the vocal] harmonies meet with the band’s rolling thunder.” - OffBeat Magazine Based in New Orleans yet rooted in …

 

Blazing Flame Quintet

There´s a buzz about Blazing Flame Quintet which makes these dates ´must-go-to´ gigs. German writer, Rigobert Dittman described vocalist/poet Steve Day´s music as having “astonishing imagination and …

 

Blazin´ Fiddles

Blazin’ Fiddles are undoubtedly one of the world’s most prolific fiddle groups. Over the last 17 years, no other band has quite managed to capture the excitement, passion and sensitivity of Scottish m…

 

Blick Bassy

Blick Bassy

Singer-songwriter in the Bassa language from Cameroon. Accompanied by guitar, banjo, cello and trombone - this is a musical revelation.

 

Blind Alley

Blind Alley

Guildford

 

Blind Atlas

“Dramatic, spellbinding with a touch of darkness in parts make Blind Atlas a thoroughly hypnotic act … powerful and mesmerising… well worth your attention.” [BBC] “Their songs range from whiskey-so…

 

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