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