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Cellar Bar: Kennaway House

The ever-popular fRoots-curated Cellar Full of Folkadelia afternoon sessions – opening the door on a new world of possibilities inspired by tradition – return with early 2019 guests including:

LISA O’NEIL

Radiating unadorned beauty, Lisa’s raw vocals cut to the quick on both trad material and gritty social commentary.

MAMA’S BROKE

A powerful Canadian folk duo, artfully juggling voices, fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, and traditional foot percussion, that deliver a compelling performance with heart and raw energy.

GWENIFER RAYMOND

Welsh multi-instrumentalist playing her own moody and often-times manic original American Primitive styled compositions on guitar and banjo.

ÇIĞDEM ASLAN & TAHIR PALALI 

Sublime Kurdish singer with a gloriously eclectic repertoire, ranging a variety of Mediterranean styles. She performs with Tahir Palali on kopuz/baglama and herself on frame drums.

MA POLAINE’S GREAT DECLINE

Described as “like a young Billie Holiday gate-crashing a Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones recording session”, or “a moody Mary Margaret O’Hara”, duo Ma Polaine’s Great Decline continue to build a reputation as an intriguing and hard to pigeon-hole act with influences in folk, blues, jazz and country.

YOU ARE WOLF

Kerry Andrew explores new ways into the English folk tradition, with bold arrangements of folklore-inspired originals influenced by electronica, new classical and pop.

BURD ELLEN

Exciting new solo/trio project from Debbie Armour, plus Gayle and Lucy Duncan. Traditional song is used to explore and evoke dark landscapes and deep stories with innovative instrumentation, drone and sound-wash supporting detailed vocal work, creating a unique sonic atmosphere.

THE KIMBERLEYS

Jim and Isobel Kimberley possess a rare talent for harmony singing and arranging traditional songs in new and exciting ways with a repertoire ranging from the big ballads to tender acapella songs.

JON WILKS

Jon brings his fascination with all things trad folk to the stage in a mixture of fingerpicking and storytelling. He’ll be playing tracks from his second album, a collection of traditional, industrial and music hall songs from Birmingham and the Midlands.

OWL LIGHT TRIO

Owl Light Trio are Jim Penny on concertina, Jane Griffiths on fiddle and viola and Colin Fletcher on guitar. All three have deep roots in traditional music, share a passion for tunes from Ireland, the UK and Brittany, and draw upon their combined influences to create compelling, heartfelt arrangements. As the instrumental core of Telling the Bees, they have performed at folk festivals throughout the UK.

Evening Concerts feature NANCY KERR & JAMES FAGAN, TIM ERIKSEN, IONA FYFE, JIMMY ALDRIDGE & SID GOLDSMITH, BRIAN PETERS, ROBB JOHNSON, GRANNY’S ATTIC, BROOM BEZZUMS, NICK HART, OBT (OAKES, BEWS, THORPE), BEN WALKER, JO FREYA & KATHRYN LOCKE, JEFF WARNER, RAGGED TROUSERS, HANNAH JAMES & TOBY KUHN, THE BROTHERS GILLESPIE, IAN A ANDERSON and MOIRA.

Late morning showcases feature THE ASKEW SISTERS, HANNAH RARITY, MATTHEW BYRNE, IONA FYFE, NICK HART and a performance of HITHER SIDE OF THE HEDGE.

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