Danny Kyle Open Stage Sat 1st Feb Jan 5-7 pm
The Southside Fiddlers – Glasgow
Started back in 2002 when Louise Hunter started her first class with a few local children. Over the years it has grown and now almost 100 children are learning as part of the fiddle school. There are a variety of group classes, one to one lessons, concerts, performances, day trips, residentials, visits to festivals and holiday camps. Fiddlers learn Irish and Scottish traditional music and prepare for exams and competitions.
They are a welcome addition to any festival or event and tour far and wide bringing their music with them, this year from Celtic Connections to Imbolc International Arts Festival and past performances from Italy / Cape Breton to Adam Sutherland’s Youth project as well as sell out concerts in their home town of Glasgow
Danza – Whitley Bay – Tine and Wear
Danza are young musicians from Newcastle who met at a group – Folkworsk Saturdays – and have been playing together since 2018. They like to experiment with music and are all park of Folkestra , they have enjoyed playing gigs in Edinburgh and Newcastle. They love using riffs, cool chords and interesting melodies to make their sets exciting and fun.
They take inspiration from bands such as Talisk / Elephant Sessions and Pons Aelius and enjoy going to their live gigs.
Louis Rive – Barcelona Spain
Louis Rive is a singer-songwriter, based in Barcelona. People say it’s folk music, certainly in the storytelling mode just like heroes Michael Marra, Hamish Imlach and Matt McGinn. He started about two years ago on the Catalan folk scene, all the while writing songs for his debut record, ‘The Cheap Part of Town’, a collection of tunes inspired by the forgotten masses of the UK as well as some of the pub’s colourful characters.
This summer sees his first major tour in the UK, starting with the award-winning Black Deer Festival and taking in folk festivals in England and Wales, before heading to Scotland to play at the Edinburgh Festival as well as Leith, Stirling and the Star folk clubs.
Foxpalmer – London
Foxpalmer – Birmingham
Birmingham born however now based in London, we combine the genres of acoustic rock, blues and folk to create deep, heartfelt and soulful music. We frequently perform at UK Festivals and venues and are always writing new material. We are due to tour around the UK We have been compared to such artist as Tracey Chapman (“….Fern showed a fantastic voice with some very good acoustic playing reminiscent of Tracey Chapman….”), Ravenheart Music Festival, Dave Scott, Fireworks Magazine. We have also been compared to the legendary Fleetwood Mac “A strong comparison can be made between Fleetwood Mac and Foxpalmer, sharing in their haunting vocals and catchy guitar lines.. I strongly recommend getting this album. “)
The Deadly Winters
bring to the stage an emotive musicality that goes beyond an ordinary performance. The well-constructed melodies and songs of stories allow each song and performance to relate to and involve the listener and audience.BBC Radio One, Radio Scotland (Roddy Hart, Tom Morton and Iain Anderson’s shows), Mike Harding’s Folk Show and pioneering Scottish DJ Jim Gellatly are all champions of the band having play-listed and reviewed previous releases. The Ters’ have raised people’s awareness and expectations of how Folk-Music continues to advance with the times.The band enjoy their time on stage and they look to bring everyone along on the journey with them. They have shared stages with lauded Scottish singer/songwriter Dougie Maclean and The Staves and have appeared at Celtic Connections, Perthshire Amber, Bannockburn Live 2014, Edinburgh’s St Andrew’s Day 2013 and numerous times at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.