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Folk Bands and Artists with Gigs in London

Adam Barnes

Adam Barnes is a quiet songwriter originally from Oxford but now living in Berlin. A reserved and humble artist personified through relatable lyrics and his ability to lean on contemporary hooks of 20…

 

Adam Holmes & The Embers

Adam Holmes crafts lyrics that resonate like old folk songs, set to melodies rooted in haunting slow airs. John Martyn’s strum and sting, laced with slices of Celtic soul and folk. The 26-year-old …

 

Adrian & Meredith

Always having been ones to march to their own drum, Adrian+Meredith make a different sort of roots racket. More Than A Little, finds the pair’s debut putting its own spin on Americana music, roughing …

 

Afro Celt Sound System

A European and African based collective who have been a ground-breaking force in music ever since they started, along the way finding kindred spirits across international talent and forging a reputati…

 

Alice Phelps

London

Alice Phelps leads her band on harp and powerfully husky vocals, augmented by double bass, percussion, cello, violin and backing vocals. Influenced by folk from near and far, Celtic to Eastern, she ex…

 

Alice Phoebe Lou

Alice grew up on a mountainside in South Africa listening to her parent’s records and indulging her love of theatre, arts and music at a local Waldorf school; a formative time that nurtured her indepe…

 

Alina Bzhezhinska

Originally from Ukraine/Poland, Alina Bzhezhinska has become one of the most innovative international harpists, based in London. She has performed with many major European orchestras including the Nat…

 

Allison Sleator

Allison Sleator

London

Allison Sleator is a contemporary and folk singer. She has performed and collaborated with legendary figures such as Ireland’s well-known producer, composer and renowned bouzouki player, Donal Lunny, …

 

Ana Egge

When Ana Egge got bit by the music bug as a teenager, she took matters into her own hands, building her own guitar, and moving to Austin, TX to observe, absorb and take musical risks. The striking dep…

 

Andy Cutting

Andy Cutting

Andy Cutting is an extraordinary musician. A master of the diatonic accordion and most other squeezeboxes, he is a superbly sensitive accompanist, a writer of beautiful and thrilling tunes, a highly i…

 

Andy Skellam

Andy Skellam

Bristol

Andy Skellam is a Bristol based musician who creates an idiosyncratic blend of surreal folk & dissonant blues using acoustic/electric guitar, banjo and his baritone singing voice. His music reflects d…

 

Annie Dressner

Since moving from her hometown of New York City to the UK seven years ago, singer-songwriter Annie Dressner has received considerable recognition from her live shows, as well as both her debut album, …

 

Ashley Hutchings

Ashley Hutchings

From psychedelia to sonnets – a life in words and music – this is the remarkable journey of Ashley Hutchings. Ashley Hutchings is renowned as the founder of Fairport Convention and other successful f…

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Atongo Zimba

Atongo Zimba was born in Ghana in 1967. His grandfather taught him how to build and play his koliko, a two-stringed calabash lute, and the first songs he learned were rooted firmly in tradition. He wa…

 

Bamako Overground

Bamako Overground

London

Born in the devious mind of London’s own Malian rhythm buff, Hans Sutton, Bamako Overground have been busy forging a curious new sound. The trio are irresistibly seduced by the music of west Africa, b…

 

Barbara Dickson

Dickson´s twenty-fourth studio album, Time and Tide, was released in January 2008 featuring a mix of contemporary and folk songs, including “Palm Sunday“, which marked Dickson´s return to songwriting …

 

Baskery

Stockholm

Baskery is a Swedish alternative americana folk rock band, comprising the three sisters Greta, Stella and Sunniva Bondesson. They are famed for their brilliant live shows as well as their exceptionall…

 

Bella Gaffney & Polly Bolton

Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award winner Bella Gaffney (guitar, vocals) and acclaimed mandolin player Polly Bolton have come together, fusing Celtic folk with bluegrass in a…

 

Bella Hardy

Bella Hardy

 Bella Hardy is a contemporary folk musician, singer and songwriter from Edale in Derbyshire. She performed in various line-ups as a teenager, including The Pack and Ola, and reached the final of the …

www.bellahardy.com
 

Belshazzar´s Feast

Belshazzar´s Feast

Paul met accordionist Paul Hutchinson in the (long-defunct) band Life of Reilly in 1995. Finding quickly that they had common interests, both musical and extra-curricular, they set up as a duo and cam…

www.belshazzarsfeast.co.uk
 

Ben Glover

When an ocean separates the two halves of your whole, it´s worthy of contemplation. For Irish-born, Nashville-based singer/songwriter Ben Glover, that consideration comes in the form of his new album,…

 

Ben Hemming

Ben Hemming

London

Ben Hemming is a London based Singer Songwriter, born and raised in the rural midlands. He miss spent his youth hammering away at an old six string guitar and homing the songwriting talent that he has…

 

Benjamin Folke Thomas

Benjamin Folke Thomas was born in the coldest winter recorded in modern day history in Sweden. Perhaps his obsession for sad, lamenting country songs was inevitable. He grew up on a small island off t…

 

Betty & The Bootleggers

London

Betty and The Bootleggers are a 5 piece Rhythm & Blues, Blues and Gospel band from London. Lead by Betty Wilde.

 

Big Joe Louis & Marco Farris

Big Joe Louis & Marco Farris

Big Joe Louis (guitar & vox) and Marco Farris (blues harp) specialise in the finest old-time blues. Not just a wonderful guitarist, Big Joe Louis has one of the finest blues voices in the UK today- i…

 

Big Mamma´s Door

Big Mamma´s Door

“This is an engaging and highly energetic band … the audience was wowed by the sheer personality of Fiona as a performer, the artistry of Mal on guitar and the musical excellence of the rest of the ba…

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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…

 

Boo Hewerdine

Boo Hewerdine

Boo Hewerdine is well known as one of the greatest (and busiest) songwriter performers in the business, but incredibly, it’s been 7 years since Boo released his last studio album of original material …

 

Boubacar Kafando & Zaama Nooma Band

Boubacar Kafando & Zaama Nooma Band

Boubacar Kafando is a Gnawa musician from Burkina Faso. His music has evolved to incorporate several musical styles and cultures. Inspired by the traditional music of Burkina Faso and picking up rock,…

 

Breabach

Breabach

Scottish firebrands Breabach are one of the most talked about bands on the folk scene. Their innovative celtic style, blending double bagpipes, flute, fiddle, song and Scottish stepdance, brings to th…

www.breabach.com
 

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