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17-19 August 2018
SONG GUESTS 2018
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JIM CAUSLEY

Since the release of his debut album in 2005, Causley’s unique voice and

persona have helped him become one of the most well-loved and respected figures of today’s contemporary roots and folk scene. A prolific collaborator, Causley is hugely admired for his work with iconic groups The Devil’s Interval and Mawkin:Causley as well as playing, touring and recording alongside Waterson:Carthy, John McCusker, Eddie Reader, Graham, Coxson, Shirley Collins, Michael Morpurgo, Show of Hands, Kate Rusby, David Rotheray of Beautiful South fame and many more. He was described by Mojo Magazine as “the finest singer of his generation”.

 

TONY O’NEILL will lead the lunchtime sings in the Bell. Tony has an easy style which encourages even the most timid performer, whilst effortlessly building a session to a rousing crescendo. Laughter & smiles abound in the Big Sings.
KITTY VERNON & DEREK BURGESS are both fine singers and most genial hosts of our Friday night singaround. Their voices blend subtly and harmoniously together, as can be heard at clubs and festivals up and down the country, and on their CD, "The Sound of Singing"
BILL McKINNON has 30 years experience and enjoyment of traditional music, playing  5-string banjo, tenor banjo, guitar, mandolin and melodeon (& probably too many other instruments to mention!). Bill will host the Friday night and Sunday lunchtime sessions.
SIVFF

Very up market reception at Stanford in the Vale!

Spot the now legendary scaffold steps over the wall in the background!

The whole area around the pub car park is now a housing estate.

HUNTER’S CORNERS

Hunter’s Corners are Bill Nesbitt (concertina, harmonica, vocals & jaw harp and Brad

McEwen (citterns & vocals).  As well as being a musician for Oakville Ale & Sword

Dancers, Bill specializes in traditional songs and tunes from Newfoundland. Brad has

spent many years with the traditional folk music of the British Isles and has most

recently focused on both Canadian variants of British Isles ballads and songs from

Canadian history. Bill lives in Hamilton, Ontario most of the time and in Newfoundland when he can. Brad lives in Cambridge, Ontario and in Stroud, Gloucestershire when he can.

SHEPHERDS PURSE

Eric & Eileen have joined with  Jim Preston to sing  in close harmony - songs with a story to tell!  Three distinctive voices that can fill the air, blending gentle, precise and delicate harmonies with songs drawn from the folk tradition, contemporary folk song and their own original and inspiring new compositions.  

 

MISCHIEF AFOOT

A folk trio based in the Cotwolds in the UK. They perform an exciting mixture of

English, Irish and original folk songs  ad tunes, as well as self-penned composition

The instrumental work can be dazzling, inventive, sensitive, playful or downright

mischievous!

Mischief Afoot are Becky Dellow on fiddle, John Davis on recorder and bodhran,

and Jeff Gillett on guitar, mandola, mandolin, English concertina and vocals

IRWINGBROWNACTY

With rich, haunting harmonies, inventive arrangements and an engaging stage presence, Lorraine Irwing, Sue Brown and Jo Acty captivate folk club and festival audiences across the country. Their great repertoire includes fine and unusual versions of English songs and ballads, performed mostly a cappella, with occasional sensitive accompaniment on guitar, shruti box, Appalachian dulcimer and English concertina.