22 MARCH 2010
More Guest Added to Sidmouth 2010 Line-up
Created on Friday, 18 March 2011 14:49
More names have been added to the guest list for this years bumper Sidmouth FolkWeek.
2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards winners Show of Hands
will be appearing at the Ham Marquee. A huge draw wherever they play, the Devon bands Sidmouth shows are always especially popular.
Eliza Carthy & Saul Rose
, Scottish Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis, Heidi Talbot with John McCusker and Boo Hewerdine
, and young Scottish dynamos Breabach
have also been added to the star-studded Ham Marquee bill. Brand new supergroup KAN
, featuring Flooks Brian Finnegan
on flute and Laus Aidan O'Rourke
on fiddle, has just been confirmed.
has announced that June Tabor
will be one of his guests at the Andy Cutting and Friends
concert, and his debut solo CD (ten years in the making!) will be launched at the concert.
The cream of the 21st century folk scene will celebrate the influential legacy of Nic Jones
, who now lives in the south-west and is looking forward to joining us for a very special concert. Guests at In Search of Nic Jonesin the Ham Marquee will include Martin Simpson, Pete Coe, Jim Moray, Jackie Oates & Belinda OHooley, Faustus, Nancy Kerr & James Fagan, Jon Boden and Sam Carter
Other recently-booked festival artists include solo appearances from Oysterbands John Jones and Ray Chopper Cooper, Alistair Anderson, Coope Boyes and Simpson, Hannah James & Sam Sweeney, Rachael McShane, Spiro, The Wilsons
(making their Sidmouth debut), Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner, Roger Watson, Brian Peters
and Lucy Kearney & Jonny Farrell
Theres Cuban music from Asere
, Russian Gypsy music from Koshka
and traditional Lithuanian dance group Saduto. Two concerts under the banner The World on your Doorstep
will feature international musicians who are now resident in the UK, including a special concert featuring the music of refugees.
, a dynamic young band blending Irish, Scottish and Cape Breton music, will rock The Bulverton, Sidmouths venue for high-energy stand-up gigs; the rest of the stellar Bulverton line-up includes Bellowhead, Shooglenifty, Salsa Celtica
and Cordelias Dad.
The ceilidh programme just gets better and better! Sheffields Bedlam, Tickled Pink, Polkaworks, The Committee Band, Chalktown, Mr Gubbins Bicycle
and newcomers The Tiggerz
(featuring Simon Care
and Laurel Swift
). They will be joining previously announced Blowzabella, Toothless Mary
and the Spiers and Boden Ceilidh
The social dance programme will include The Bristol Players, Stick Shift, The Watch
and Belshazzars Feast
, plus callers Adam Hughes, Mike Courthold
and, making a rare visit home from the States, Michael Barraclough
of Veteran Records has helped us to assemble some of the finest traditional singers and musicians in the UK and Ireland for the Sidmouth Traditions
programme. Guests include Scots Traveller singer and storyteller Sheila Stewart MBE
, Irelands Four Star Trio
, The Orchard family
from Devon, Vic and Viv Legg
from Cornwall, Jim Eldon and The Watchorns.
The extensive workshop programme will include a week of workshops led by Alistair Anderson
, leading to a performance of his groundbreaking Steel Skies. The Instep Research Team
will present a week of clog dance workshops. More workshops will soon be announced in music, dance and song, featuring many of the festivals star names.
All of the artists detailed above join the previously-announced guests - the full list is on the website www.sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk
Season tickets have been selling well since the start of January, but the discount ticket deal finishes at the end of March. On-line tickets are available from www.sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk
and post and telephone tickets from the Box Office, Sidmouth TIC, Ham Lane, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 8XR. Tel: 01395 578627.
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