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Pipefest 13: Martyn Joseph + Karine Polwart + Steve Balsamo + Rosalie Deighton + Stewart Henderson
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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
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An outstanding vocal talent making a big impact on the Scottish music scene. 'Melodic and literate songs... her wealth of experience has given her writing a satisfying depth and rounded wisdom'- The Times. Karine Polwart won the Best Original Song & the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Artist at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2005 as well as being twice winner of Best Original Song at the BBC Folk Awards, she's collaborated with King Creosote, Chris Wood, Roddy Woomble, Tim O'Brien and even the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
'Exceptionally subtle and melodic' (Q Magazine).
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A singer/songwriter from South Wales who made his name playing the lead in Jesus Christ Superstar in the West End in 1997. He has since had a record deal with Columbia, released a solo album and had numerous songs recorded by other artists. He is currently working with an alt-country band from South Wales called "The Storys" and they hope to have their self-titled album out later this year.
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After working with her musician brothers for many years, Rosalie now works as a solo artist in the New English Folk World.
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