Stick In The Wheel and Marisa, Jack & Davy

“Stick in the Wheel looked the folk part on first glance; a fiddle, a cajón drum, guitar and several singers. Easy to miss the punk tattoos and distinctive approach, at least until the performance kicked in; this was feisty, fierce folk.”

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Beans on Toast, Skinny Lister & Son of Dave

Beans on Toast returned for more delicious play on word performances, fuelled by an outlaw aesthetic and a belief that everything would be better if we all loved a little more.

Applewood Road

“On a night of highlights, the first and last songs were exceptional. The set started with an cappella rendition of the song that started it all, Applewood Road, and ended with the beautifully bittersweet I’m Not Afraid Anymore on piano and guitar.”

Roddy Woomble, Sorren Maclean & Hannah Fisher

“Woomble’s distinctive vocals and descriptive lyrics were enhanced, not overshadowed. They are what made the Idlewild frontman’s debut solo album special, and what the packed crowd had come to savour in silence.”

Jimmy Eat World & Moses

“Emo has come and gone, alt-rock has changed, but UK support for Jimmy Eat World is clearly as strong as ever.”

London Folk Festival 2016

September 3, 2016 Cecil Sharp House, London  “Folk is rising again” Fittingly, London Folk Festival took place at London’s home of folk music research and practice, Cecil Sharp House. Performances took place throughout the afternoon and evening on two stages. There were also music and dancing workshops and rousing singalongs in the bar. “My adopted musical heritage is…

Come Down and Meet The Folks – 20 Year Celebration

July 31, 2016 The Apple Tree, London On a balmy summer Sunday, the backstreets of Clerkenwell’s business district were deserted, save for one crowded pub. A community of musicians and music lovers gathered together to celebrate twenty years of Come Down and Meet The Folks. Back in the mid-90s, when the mainstream was ‘alternative,’ CDAMTF began…