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The Great British Folk Festival

Butlins, Skegness

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From £119.00 per person
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A must for any folk fans, the Great British Folk Festival gives the genre a chance to live and breathe in a relaxed festival atmosphere.

You'll see live performances from original acts with real pedigree and history, along with new and upcoming performers, all in the company of like-minded fans. Plus our warm indoor venues and modern bars mean that you can enjoy live acoustic sets, all culminating in an immersive live Folk music experience.

Featuring

Steeleye Span

Steeleye Span appearing at this event

Formed in the summer of 1969, over the past four decades Steeleye Span have transported the everyday music of the people into the world of stadium gigs and gold discs. The voice of the band for 40 years, Maddy Prior, is back on vocals. She is supported by the legendary sound of the band. Peter Knight plays fiddle, Rick Kemp is on bass, and Liam Genockey plays drums. 'Don't miss them...’ (The Independent).

See 13 tour dates featuring Steeleye Span

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Red Hot Chilli Pipers appearing at this event

Winners of the Prime Time BBC One show 'When Will I Be Famous' with a blistering set Rock Bagpipes that astounded the viewers and critics! Putting a modern spin on incredible piping and astounding drumming with an emphasis on showing off and putting on a show guaranteed to amaze any audience; The Red Hot Chilli Pipers really are a genuinely unique experience.

See 33 tour dates featuring Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Peter Donegan

Peter Donegan appearing at this event

The son of skiffle legend, Lonnie Donegan, now performing his father's songs and keeping alive the memory of one of the first stars of the hit parade.

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Jasmine Rodgers

Vocalist and co-songwriter for British Band Boa from the age of 16, Jasmine has recorded two albums with Boa, released in Japan and the US. Their song Duvet was used as the opening tune for Japanese anime Lain. Jasmine has a strong passion for conservation and took time out to complete a degree in zoology, and since then has been working on her solo work. Jasmine's influences range from Led Zeppeling to Jeff Buckley to Dead Can Dance and everything in between! She is the daughter of Paul Rodgers from Free and Bad Company.

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Bob Fox

Bob Fox appearing at this event

Durham-based Bob Fox is among the best-loved and hardest working singer / guitarists in Britain. His fine voice and his repertoire of traditional songs and contemporary material appeal to all ages. Bob has been featured on national radio and television, won several awards, and was nominated by the BBC as Folk Singer Of The Year 2004. 'The most complete male artist in English Folk' (The Daily Telegraph) 'One of the best voices in England' (Ralph McTell).

See 6 tour dates featuring Bob Fox

Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell appearing at this event

Billy began playing guitar in the '60s when they were all made of wood and mostly the same colour. After a misspent youth in various bands including Jack the Lad, he formed Maxie & Mitch with Pete McIntyre and spent the last 20 years playing music in a funny way to anyone after a laugh. In 1996 Billy joined Newcastle's favourite sons; the critically acclaimed Lindisfarne. He only plays a handful of solo concerts every year, so catch him while you can.

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Martyn Joseph

Martyn Joseph appearing at this event

Cardiff's acclaimed singer songwriter is an incomparable performer with an uncanny knack of fusing fearless, full-bodied 'songs with a message' with fragile love songs. Voted 'Best Male Artist' in the 2004 BBC Welsh Music Awards, he has one of the most powerful voices on the acoustic circuit, a string of Top 50 hits to his name (including Dolphins Make Me Cry). 'One of the most charismatic and electrifying performers in Britain today' - Tom Robinson, BBC 6

See 35 tour dates featuring Martyn Joseph

The Pitmen Poets

The Pitmen Poets appearing at this event

The Pitmen Poets features ex-Lindisfarne singer and songwriter Billy Mitchell, renowned singer and instrumentalist Bob Fox, leading exponent of Tyneside song Benny Graham, and much-covered Durham songwriter Jez Lowe - individually and collectively celebrating the songs and culture of North East England’s Coal Mining tradition. They provide an evening of music, song and spoken word, illustrated by atmospheric archive photography.

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The Shackleton Trio

The Shackleton Trio appearing at this event

The Shackleton Trio (formerly The Georgia Shackleton Trio) combine vocals, fiddle, guitar and mandolin to play a blend of old time, bluegrass and self penned material. After studying the highly acclaimed folk and traditional music degree in Newcastle, Georgia has performed in various line ups with an eclectic mix of fantastic musicians. This trio sees her playing alongside Aaren Bennett and Nic Zuppardi on the guitar and mandolin, both seasoned instrumentalists who have played across Europe.

See 2 tour dates featuring The Shackleton Trio

The Salts

The Salts appearing at this event

The Salts are made up of seasoned musicians who play a mesmerising mix of full speed, foot-stomping traditional and original shanties. Doing for shanties what the Pogues did for folk, they create one of the most exciting and energetic folk concepts of recent times. Fronted by twice BBC Young Folk Finalist Lee Collinson, they fire a mighty yet respectful broadside at the traditional, with banjo, mandolin, guitars, double bass and percussion to the fore. The Salts album "She Rises" is available from Amazon and i-Tunes.

See 8 tour dates featuring The Salts

Reg Meuross

Reg Meuross appearing at this event

Reg's imaginative and finely crafted songs have earned him the title of Master Storyteller (Pennyblack Music), and prompted Mike Harding to introduce him onto the stage of The Royal Albert Hall as 'one of the finest singer-songwriters this country has produced'. Reg is a true modern day troubadour – commenting on life as he sees it, with some of the most beautifully disarming songs and lyrics ever written. Reg Meuross www.regmeuross.com “…sounds like a forgotten, American 60s classic with echoes of Dylan, Tom Paxton & Leonard Cohen” Robin Denselow, The Guardian “There’s something special about the way he writes and delivers a song” Townes Van Zandt. In the mid-1980s Reg Meuross formed the Panic Brothers with Richard Morton, mixing Americana with humour and slick harmonies. Then came the Flamingos, Hank Wangford, and now 11 highly acclaimed solo albums have established his songs as ‘the hinges upon which swing the doors of perceptive English folk’ (Folkwords). Reg’s songs comment bravely on life as he sees it, bringing wide ranging stories from the ghosts of WW1 soldiers to the ravages of dementia, and some of the most beautifully disarming songs and lyrics ever written. Reg has that rare gift of being able to touch people, through his songs and performance, on a really human level. His words and music paint pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung. “Meuross, quite simply, is one of the best” Malcolm Carter, Pennyblack Music “Powerful and moving songwriting” Martin Chilton, The Telegraph “A mighty songwriter and an equally fine singer” Martin Carthy 'Magnificent, powerful & moving' (Pete Townshend). 'Intelligent and thought-provoking songs, beautifully made and skilfully delivered' (The Times).

See 14 tour dates featuring Reg Meuross

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Butlins

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  • Skegness
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