Fishguard Folk Festival at Theatr Gwaun
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Saturday 27th May 3.00pm
Andreas Tophøj & Rune Barslund.
Leading Danish folk musicians of their generation, they perform with violin, accordion, viola and piano. This accomplished duo has its roots in Denmark’s peninsula Jutland. The duo sets out from traditional Danish music, but they have a contemporary take on it, being influenced by music from various countries and traditions. The duo draws on inspiration gained from residing in Ireland and the US and from encounters with Celtic and Nordic musicians and musical cultures.
Stacey Blythe: accordion & vocals; Helina Rees: fiddle; Jordan Williams: bass & vocals
“Soulful voice, beautiful fiddle, sweet harp and accordion, velvety bass – an exciting new Welsh trio” Bernard Kilbride
Saturday 27th May 7.30
Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith.
Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith are a highly acclaimed folk duo who play traditional and original music of the British Isles.Over the last three years they have built a reputation on the UK folk scene for arresting and moving performances.
Jon Loomes and Tom Kitching
Tom Kitching and Jon Loomes are 50% of Pilgrims’ Way, at least in terms of culpability, and perhaps as much as 70% in pure biomass. Fiddle and guitar, songs and tunes, bitter and mild. Engaging, entertaining, sometimes surreal, always compelling.
Jon Loomes described as ‘A genius’ by Zoe Ball and “Tom Kitching is one of the best English fiddlers ever” – Mike Harding
Sunday 28th May 7.30pm
Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar
BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Winners 2013. BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award Winners 2014. BBC Radio 2 Best Duo Nominees 2015. Two time BBC Folk Award winners Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar met in 2011. Soon after the joining of the pair, the duo were signed to Fellside Records and in July 2012 released their debut album, The Queen’s Lover. Numerous tours followed as the duo developed and honed their stage craft, becoming one of the most sought after young acts on the English Folk Scene.
‘The press coverage and folk club reports have been glowing and rightly so’ (R2 Magazine)
Folk band based in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. Quarto sing and play contemporary and traditional songs and tunes. Our repertoire includes everything from old favourites to our own material and from rousing singalongs to delicate ballads.
Monday 29th May 12 noon
Moore, Moss, Rutter.
Jack Rutter (Seth Lakeman Band), Tom Moore (False Lights) and Archie Churchill-Moss (Beyond the Marches). Widely regarded as three of the best players of traditional folk amongst a precociously gifted generation, their finely-crafted arrangements wield a rare potency. 2011 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winners.
The Dovetail Trio
Presenting England’s traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, The Dovetail Trio explores familiar narratives and modern themes with infectious energy and a passion for musical heritage. The new collaboration effortlessly combines the distinctive voices and acclaimed instrumental talents of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jamie Roberts, BBC Performing Arts Award winner Rosie Hood, and Newcastle Folk Degree alumnus Matt Quinn.