Towersey Festival is about music, dance, workshops and that unique community spirit. It’s about friends and family getting together and creating memories.
This August they want to help you hold a mini 'home-made' Towersey Festival and are supporting this with a day of music, dance, workshops and much more to keep the spirit alive for 2020.
All the activities will be FREE (excluding materials for workshops) but they ask, where you can, to check out the new Crowdfunder at www.crowdfunder.co.uk/towersey-festival and pledge for a ‘virtual ticket’ or one of many exclusive rewards to help support the Festival and the artists involved.
Please note: All live stream events are subject to change. Not all events listed are live performances by the artist - they also include archived concerts, DJ sets, masterclasses, Q&As and more.
Newton Faulkner makes soulful and heartfelt acoustic blues with a pop edge and a distinctively laid-back style. His music covers many genres, including folk, blues, soul and country.
See 15 tour dates featuring Newton Faulkner
A remarkable interpretive singer, Kate Rusby's soulful vocals resonate with the wistful beauty of an earthbound angel. The crossover appeal Kate enjoys is unprecedented for a folk singer and has been achieved without resort to compromise. The defining voice of contemporary English Folk music, Kate Rusby's exquisite interpretations of traditional songs and finely wrought self-penned tunes have won her an audience that reaches beyond the genre. Rusby's wondrous singing and her hugely engaging Yorkshire wit ensure that audiences will be treated to a truly remarkable and uplifting concert experience.
See 18 tour dates featuring Kate Rusby
Steeped in music, Damien O’Kane grew up in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, with a deep respect and understanding of the folk tradition, yet which also forged a healthy appetite to explore its broadest borders and test its boundaries. He’s a singer. A very good one, too, with a relaxed, assured vocal style that exudes a natural warmth and empathy with the colourful characters who occupy his songs.
See 2 tour dates featuring Damien O'Kane
South Wales based indie/folk/roots band Rusty Shackle have been captivating audiences with their incredible live performances since early 2010. Their shows blend well crafted catchy tunes with stunning high-energy level performances which will make sure you'll leave exhausted with their tunes swimming around your head for days afterwards. They blend guitars, vocal harmonies, fiddle, banjo, mandola, trumpet and drums to create a sound that instantly fills you with emotion and energy.
See 2 tour dates featuring Rusty Shackle
Chris While & Julie Matthews
This duo are two of the most respected names in British folk. Former members of the legendary Albion Band, they are an internationally successful song writing partnership. Their songs cover the full experiences of life, from injustice to freedom, and everything in between. Chris While on vocals, guitar, banjo, dulcimer, bodhran and percussion and Julie Matthews on vocals, piano, guitar, mandolin and bouzouki. Winners in the Best Duo category at the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and nine times nominated since 2001 in the Best Duo, Best Song and Best Live Act categories. 'They are two of my favourite singer songwriters in the whole wide world' - Beth Nielsen Chapman.
See 5 tour dates featuring Chris While & Julie Matthews
“One of the most exciting bands on the Scottish folk scene” (Songlines) Rura are a multi award-winning act, and one of Scotland’s most sought-after folk-based bands. With two heralded albums, a third due for release in June 2018, and extensive international touring, RURA continually affirm their position as one of Scotland’s most powerful groups. Their exquisitely rugged yet refined blend of fiddle, Highland pipes, flute, bodhran, guitar and voice has won a devoted following in many corners of the globe, amongst audiences and critics alike. The group’s fire first ignited in 2010, as award-winners at Glasgow’s world-renowned Celtic Connections festival, where they have now appeared on a remarkable seven occasions – taking just one year off from their formative award win. Since then, Jack Smedley, Steven Blake, David Foley and Adam Brown’s powerful, entrancing instrumentals have been a main stage highlight of many of the world’s leading folk festivals – including Cambridge, Tønder, Winnipeg and HebCelt, amongst countless others across 20+ countries.
See 3 tour dates featuring Rura
The Cinelli Brothers
The Cinelli Brothers is a project born out of a common passion for the electric Chicago and Texas blues from the 60s and 70s, when Marco (guitarist, singer and composer) and Alessandro (drummer, backing vocalist and arranger) decided to form an explosive team showcasing original repertoire in the style of Chess, Stax and Motown.
See 13 tour dates featuring The Cinelli Brothers
The Jive Aces
Britain's Got Talent stars The Jive Aces are UK's No.1 Jive and Swing band. Renowned for their high energy show, they put Simon Cowell "in a really good mood" and were the first live band to reach the BGT semi-finals. They've headlined Royal Albert Hall, played 30 countries, worked with Van Morrison and played for The Queen. Viral video "Bring Me Sunshine" has 2 million views on Youtube. "Absolutely Brilliant!" - Simon Cowell "Simply sensational!" - The Stage "Wonderful!" - Alan Titchmarsh
See 4 tour dates featuring The Jive Aces
Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage
Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage are a multi-talented duo who have become one of the most popular folk / Americana acts to have emerged on the British music scene in recent years. They present a unique and intimate show of American roots and English folk music. Huddled around a single microphone, singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar. Fleetingly, they may evoke a memory of Gram and Emmylou, Shirley and Davey, but their warm distilling of influences from both sides of the Atlantic produces a refined sound that is decidedly their own.
See 3 tour dates featuring Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage