Sunday, December 19, 2010

Line-up for 2011

Confirmed line-up includes

The Imagined Village
Cara Dillon
The Cecil Sharp Project
Oysterband (and special guests)
Bellowhead (a late night show this year)
Show of Hands
Kepa Junkera Band
17 Hippies
Turtle Duhks
Home Service
Martin Simpson Band
Demon Barber Roadshow
Spiers & Boden (and a S&B ceilidh)
Gerry O’Connor Trio Chris Wood & Andy Cutting (+ Chris solo)
John Tams & Barry Coope
The Sweetback Sisters
Martyn Joseph
Reg Meuross
Jim Moray
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman
Caroline Herring
Sam Carter
Brooks Williams
Walsh & Pound
Lucy Ward
Pilgrims Way
Johnny Dickinson
The Wilsons
The Younguns
Kimber’s MenLady Maisery
Bad Anna
George Papavgeris & Los Marbles (+ solo)

Spiers and Boden
Grand Union

Hammersmith Morris
Redbornstoke Morris
Shropshire Bedlams
Martha Rhoden’s Tuppeny DishNewcastle Kingsmen
Outside Capering CrewSaving.....

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Martin Simpson Band at SFF 2011

We’re pleased to be able to add The Martin Simpson Band to the line-up for 2011.

Multi BBC Folk Award winner, Martin is one of the finest acoustic finger-style and slide guitar players anywhere in the world.

The band members are Andy Cutting, BJ Cole, Andy Seward and Keith Angel, and bringing all these talents together will make this a memorable show for Shrewsbury.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Reg Meuross confirmed for SFF 2011

One of Britain’s finest singer songwriters with a high tenor voice described as “the best this side of the Atlantic”.

Reg has had a long illustrious career in the music industry beginning as one of the Panic Brothers with Richard Morton and moving on when Reg formed a band called the Flamingos, a veritable super group with ex Graham Parker guitarist Martin Belmont, Bob Loveday from The Penguin Cafe Orchestra, and Alison Jones of The Barely Works.

Reg will be supported at Shrewsbury Folk Festival by young cellist Bethany Porter, who has worked with Peter Gabriel, Kula Shaker, Bellowhead, Jim Moray, Jackie Oates, Bath Symphony Orchestra and many more.

Expect something very special.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Gerry “Banjo” O’Connor to perform at Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2011

Gerry O'Connor may be the single best four string banjoist in the history of Irish Music.

His phenomenal technique and effortless virtuosity reminds audiences of American five string banjo players like Bela Fleck and Alison Brown.

If ever a musician truly 'owned' the instrument he plays Gerry O'Connor 'owns' the four - string banjo.

A member of Four Men and a Dog, he will be performing with his fantastic trio at Shrewsbury in August.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

The Turtle Duhks & Footworks

We’re proud to announce a real exclusive for Shrewsbury in 2011.

You may remember that Leonard Podolak came over from Canada with the Duhks a couple of years ago, and was very well received by all.

Lenny is still playing with the Duhks, but is bringing over his Turtle Duhks for SFF 2011.

As a special treat for Shrewsbury, he is bringing a team of dancers from the Canada called Footworks.

The music is rooted firmly in the tradition of Appalachia, and is performed with the groove and drive of rock'n'roll, Celtic music, jazz and funk. But expect something extra special when the dancers add their percussive beat to the performance.

We’ll have Leonard over here in March as part of our Cecil Sharp Project, and the project will also have a big performance at the festival in August.

Friday, December 03, 2010

more artists added for 2011

more new artists booked for 2011 include...

The Imagined Village
The Sweetback Sisters
Lucy Ward
Johnny Dickinson
Sam Carter

..more to follow.