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Performers: music and song: a-b

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  • 422
    Young instrumental band. Fiddles, whistle, guitar, accordion. Winners of the Radio 2 Young Folk Award 1999.
    Contact: Ian Stephenson,
    35 Simpson street, crookhill, Ryton NE40 3EP
    Telephone: 07733 326903
    Email: ianplaysguitar@yahoo.co.uk
  • Ad Hoc
    We are a four piece close harmony folk group utilising our voices and adding guitar and concertina on occasions. We are available for folk clubs and village hall fund-raisers. In addition we can provide songs for a wedding or other special celebrations.
    Contact: Gordon Beastall
    Address: 26 Carrs Meadow, WITHERNSEA.
    East Yorkshire. HU19 2ER
    Mobile: 07977 685878
    Email: barnstormers@tiscali.co.uk
  • Aiken's Drum
    Traditional and contemporary folk song. Trio. Voices, guitars, piano, fiddle/mandolins.
    Leeds, West Yorkshire
    Contact: John Birkby
    Telephone: 0113 2360824
    Email: aikensdrum@email.com
    Website: http://www.aikensdrum.com/
  • Ed Arnold - Traditional Scottish Bagpiper
    Available for weddings, special occasions, funerals, etc. Experience includes performances at over 300 functions and high profile events such as the IIFA (Bollywood Awards) and the Yorkshire Nations Polo Competition. Performs with pride and passion. Side drummer optional.
    Sheffield, South Yorkshire
    Contact: Ed Arnold
    Telephone: 0784 6505260
    Email: info@yorkshirebagpiper.co.uk
    Website: http://www.hireabagpiper.co.uk
    See also Workshops
  • Artisan
    A cappella trio. Contemporary songs by Brian Bedford. Internationally touring until November 2005.
    Reunion tour (UK and Canada) 2010. Reunion tour (UK) 2015. After that? Who knows? Never say never again.
    Contact: Jacey Bedford
    Telephone: 01484 606230
    Email: artisan@artisan-harmony.com
    Website: http://www.artisan-harmony.com/

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  • Backyard Burners
    Backyard Burners are a band from
    Leeds, UK. Their sound is bluegrass inspired, but has influences from rock 'n roll, country and punk. The band is comprised of Mark & Lewis Pugh (father and son) and Sarah Birkett on double bass. All three sing.
    Contact: Lewis
    Mobile: 07813 313877
    Email: backyardburnersleeds@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.backyardburners.co.uk
  • Roy Bailey
    For more than 50 years,
    Roy has been one of the UK Folk & Acoustic scene’s most loved and admired performers. He has performed on stages, TV and radio all over the world.
    Sheffield South Yorkshire
    Contact: Roy Bailey
    Telephone: 0114 230 6734
    Email: roy@roybailey.net
    Website: http://www.roybailey.net/
  • Bandersnatch
    Bandersnatch perform a wide range of traditional and contemporary folk, roots and acoustic songs from the UK, North America and beyond
    Huddersfield and East Lancashire
    Contact : Ed McGurk
    Mobile: 07789 598725
    Email: edmcgurk@hotmail.com
    Website: http://www.bandersnatch.co.uk
  • The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican
    Barnsley based acoustic comedy-folk band. Songs about life in't North to the tunes of popular rock and pop classics played on geetars, banjos, ukuleles, bouzouki and accordion by men in gorgeous knit-wear.
    Contact: Scott Doonican
    Telephone: 07909 894353
    Email: s.heald1@barnsley.org
    Website: http://www.thebarstewardsons.com
  • Damien Barber
    Traditional songs with concertina and guitar. Also with The Demon Barbers & The Lock In.
    Contact: PO Box 467 Haworth, Keighley,
    W Yorks BD22 8PE
    Email (general & booking): damien@thedemonbarbers.co.uk
    Website: http://www.thedemonbarbers.com/
  • Beggar's Bridge
    With their sound based on percussive fingerpicked guitar, Beggar's Bridge create memorable tunes with compelling lyrics that convey tales of people, places and events, in the best traditions of folk.
    Email: beggarsbridge@hotmail.co.uk
    Website: http://www.beggars-bridge.co.uk
  • Belebele - African drumming and song
    Belebele is a word in the Malinke language of
    West Africa, meaning "A big colourful personality you can't ignore!" That's the image we try to live up to with our footstomping African rhythms and songs. With an occasional West Yorkshire twist. We've played festivals, fairs, pubs, bandstands, parties, cultural events, hotels, supermarkets, streetcorners and more.
    North Yorks and Leeds
    Contact: Alison
    Phone: 01423 880628
    Email: alison@drumsagogo.co.uk
    Website: http://www.drumsagogo.co.uk
  • John Birkby
    Leeds, West Yorkshire.
    Telephone: 0113 2360824
    Email: aikensdrum@email.com
    Website: http://www.aikensdrum.com/
  • Black Thorn
    Young and energetic four-piece band with a catchy new-wave folk sound: a fusion of genres, a variety of instruments. Regularly played and featured on BBC Sheffield Introducing.
    South Yorkshire/North East Derbyshire
    Mobile: 07549 608736
    Email: blackthorn.official@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.blackthornofficial.co.uk
  • Blackwater
    Ruth Wells and Tony Dargan are a close harmony duo performing an eclectic mix of unusual, well-known and self -penned material. Both are well-respected singers and accomplished guitarists in their own right and have a wealth of experience on the folk music circuit
    Telephone: 07855 920044
    Email: blackwater2008@live.co.uk
    Website: http://www.blackwatermelodicacoustica.co.uk
  • Bloomer, Dyson, Hunt.
    4 piece celtic folk band playing Irish, Scots, Northumbrian & Bretton music & songs on fiddle,flute, Northumbrian pipes, whistles, accordian, mandola, piano & vocals. Concerts / ceilis etc.
    Contact: Chris Dyson
    Charlestown, Ackworth, Nr Pontefract, West Yorks. WF7 7DU
    Telephone: 01977-614409
    Email: chris.dyson02@hotmail.co.uk
  • Blyth Power
    Rock-folk band.
    Harrogate, North Yorkshire
    Contact: Ann Hatcher
    Telephone: 01423 552342
    Email: 56134@blythpower.co.uk
    Website: http://www.blythpower.co.uk/
  • Hilary Blythe
    Singer and guitarist. Particular interest in post-16 special education. Qualified FE teacher, City & Guilds 7301. Singing workshops.
    Sheffield, South Yorkshire
    Contact: Bob Hall
    Telephone: 0114 236 3309
    Email: hilaryblythesings@yahoo.co.uk
    Website: http://www.boogie.demon.co.uk/
  • Paul Boizot
    Vocals, bouzouki, drum (darabuka). Musician and dance teacher for Circle Dance and international folk dance. Wide Balkan repertoire. Other musicians available for bands. Drumming courses and workshops.
    York, North Yorkshire
    Telephone: 01904 621510
    Email: info@paulboizot.co.uk
    Website: http://www.paulboizot.co.uk/
  • Bradford Women Singers
    A cappella women's group: 6 members. Songs from around the world: political and social.
    Bradford, West Yorkshire.
    Contact: Ana Hayrabedian
    Telephone: 01274 592569
    Email: ana_hayrabedian@hotmail.com
  • Kate Bramley
    Po box 57, york, YO26 8BN
    Telephone: 01423 339168
    Email: kate@badappletheatre.com
    Website: http://www.katebramley.com/
  • Broadband
    Our name reflects the wide range of music we perform which is encompasses a lot of folk music but to which we add our own quirky Acoustic versions of more modern material rounded of with a substantial amount of both self penned & other comedy numbers.
    Mobile: 07712 590463
    Website: http://www.BROADBANDthegroup.co.uk
  • Keith Brown
    Singer and guitar/concertina player. Traditional plus some contemporary songs.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
    Telephone: 01302 533508
    Mobile: 07780 734047
  • Quntin Budworth
    Quentin Budworth is a Hurdy-gurdy player and composer on a quest. For the last year he has travelled across
    Europe learning from master Hurdy-Gurdy players from different traditions.His travels have taken him to France, Spain, Crete, Germany and Holland.Live Quentin shares tunes , stories and insights about what he has learned on his musical odyssey. Featuring music from across Europe and newly composed tunes Quentin will give a rare insight into the world of an itinerant Hurdy-Gurdy Man and composer.
    Address: Flat 2,
    17 Trafalgar Crescent. Bridlington, YO15 3NR
    Mobile: 07877434739
    email: quentinbudworth@yahoo.com
  • Toni Bunnell
    Singer/songwriter with hurdy gurdy, bouzouki, guitar, Appalachian dulcimer.
    York, North Yorkshire
    Telephone: 01904 791124
    Email: toni@tonibunnell.wanadoo.co.uk
    Website: http://www.tonibunnell.co.uk
  • Dave Burland
    Solo singer of traditional and contemporary material, mostly with guitar accompaniment.
    Silkstone, Barnsley, South Yorkshire
    Telephone: 01226 792572
    Email: davidburland@btinternet.com
    Website: http://www.daveburland.com/

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