London Folk Festival: Jim Moray, Lady Maisery, Jackie Oates, Salt House, Tannara, The Norfolk Broads, Lucy Ward
"London Folk Festival 2019 has a fantastic lineup with award winning local and national acts during the day along with several chances to participate with workshops, sing-arounds and more."
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This event takes place at Cecil Sharp House, which has achieved Bronze Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
Jim Moray is one of the most consistently inventive musicians working in traditional folk music today. With ground-breaking albums and numerous awards (including BBC Radio 2's 'Folk Album Of The Year' for his 2003 debut release 'Sweet England'), he now finds himself at the forefront of a new folk revival in the UK, and hailed as a pivotal influence by a new generation of folk musicians.
Jim Moray tour dates
Lady Maisery comprises Hazel Askew (The Askew Sisters), Rowan Rheinagans (Fidola) and Hannah James (Kerfuffle, Demon Barbers)) – a striking trio whether singing spellbinding a cappella or accompanying themselves on accordion, harp and violin. They are also one of the first groups in the UK to have revived the tradition of “diddling” or singing tunes, nearly defunct in England but still prevalent in Scandinavia and other parts of Europe.
Lady Maisery tour dates
Jackie Oates is a rising star who was a BBC Young Folk Award finalist in 2003 and has since had a MOJO top 10 album, numerous gigs and festival appearances as well as tours with the legendary Show of Hands.
Jackie Oates tour dates
Acoustic folk group Salt House is the meeting of musical minds on the Scottish scene. Their highly current sound is earthy, deep-rooted, yet eagerly progressive, built from grassroots folk with contemporary influences. Their reworking of old ballads sits alongside their own writing and the instrumental section wraps striking, distinctively Scottish sounds in a myriad of musical colour and textures.
Salt House tour dates
Converging from across the country, Tannara are entangled in Scotland’s rich web of traditions.
They play contemporary Scottish folk music: Considered, complex, arrangements that surround original tunes, modern tunes tunes and traditional ballads.
Collective experience makes their musical approach unique. Despite their material’s modernity, it’s hardwired in spirit to the tradition of which their music is a continuation.
Tannara tour dates
The Norfolk Broads are a four-piece female ensemble who enjoy singing low-pitched folk songs about love, despair and dastardly boyfriends.
They bonded over maritime work songs and failed romances in the alto section of the Trad Academy Sea Shanty Choir, deciding to form a girl-group during a long car ride to Cornwall in 2014. Since then, they have performed their spirited harmonies at festivals and venues in London and further afield.
The Norfolk Broads tour dates
Fresh from winning the Horizon Award at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Lucy can sing the birds off the trees, and compliments flow such as from Mike Harding '.. one of the best things I have heard in years', and from Mojo magazine '.. Brit folk's most vibrant and forthright new young talent..'
Lucy plays guitar and concertina but considers her voice to be her first instrument. There is a natural and easy sound to her music that is brought to life by expressive performance, breath-taking delivery and Lucy's own brand of banter and crowd participation. She has the ability to still an audience with the strength and purity of her voice, and she is developing into a fine songwriter and a consummate performer who wows her audience with not just her stunning voice but also her genuine and sparkling personality.
Lucy Ward tour dates