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  • daghdha
    Energetic, lively folk/punk/rock 5 piece. Fiddle, singer, electric guitar, bass, drums, occasional banjo and mandolin. Mix of own songs and folk songs.
    Contact: Simon Barr
    7 Victoria Crescent, Horsforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS18 4PT
    Telephone: 0113 2956877
    Email: daghdha@daghdha.com
    Website: http://www.daghdha.co.uk/

  • Karl Dallas
    Singer-songwriter and poet, critic. Composer of The Family of Man (Liverpool Spinners), Derek Bentley (Ewan MacColl), The Conscript's Farewell (Dransfields). Author of The Cruel Wars - soldiers' songs from Agincourt to Ulster, 100 Songs of Toil, and 'The Roots of Tradition' in The Electric Muse. Honorary research fellow at Liverpool University Institute of Popular Music.
    Pontefract, West Yorkshire
    Address: 15 Church Green, Bradford BD8 7QN
    Telephone: +44 (0) 1274 823949
    Email: karldallas@blueyonder.co.uk
    Website: http://www.karldallas.com/

  • The Davenports
    Four piece harmony based around the unique sound of family voices. Traditional and other songs, both unaccompanied and accompanied.
    Telephone: 01709 813862
    Email: admin@hallamtrads.co.uk
    Website: http://www.hallamtrads.co.uk

  • Gavin Davenport
    Traditional and modern songs in traditional style. Workshops in guitar, song-writing
    Telephone: 7831255060
    E mail: gav@gavindavenport.com
    Website: http://www.gavindavenport.com

  • Paul & Liz Davenport
    Traditional folk songs and self-penned songs in the traditional style both accompanied and unaccompanied
    Telephone: 01709 813862
    Email: admin@hallamtrads.co.uk
    Website: http://www.hallamtrads.co.uk

  • Simon Davey
    Singer, guitar, flute and whistles. English, Irish and contemporary folk.
    Beverley, East Yorkshire
    Contact: Simon Davey
    Telephone: 01482 882890
    Email: davey@davey.karoo.co.uk

  • Roger Davies
    Acoustic Folk Singer Songwriter Roger Davies aka 'The Voice of Calderdale' as many of my songs are inspired by my immediate locality. performs at Folk Clubs, Festivals, Corporate Events and any suitable venue to any listening audience. Previously a songwriting tutor employed in the FE sector, He can also offer songwriting workshops and is currently engaged as such in a couple of West Yorkshire High Schools.
    Contact address: 4 Harley Place, Brighouse, West Yorkshire. HD6 3AE
    Telephone: 07789 470148
    Email: rogerdaviesmusic@hotmail.com
    Website: http://www.rogerdaviesmusic.com
    See also Workshops

  • de Mowbray's Musicke
    Kate Billmore - plays bagpipes, recorders, crumhorns, shawms, cornamuse, dances and teaches dance; Peter Barnard - plays bagpipes, recorders, crumhorns, shawms, cornamuse, rauschpfeife, dances and teaches dance. Ray Wiseman - plays gittern, shawms, crumhorn, recorders; Helen Earl - plays recorders, cornamuse, crumhorn, shawm and sings; Kathleen Watson - plays recorders, crumhorn, shawm and sings.
    We play Medieval and Renaissance music on period instruments and teach dances of those periods. We are available to play for period dances and workshops, concerts, fairs and period events.
    Contact: Peter Barnard, 1 Battle Green, Epworth, Doncaster DN9 1JT
    Telehone: 01427 873937
    Email: peter.barnard@me.com
    Website: http://www.demowbray.info

  • The Demon Barbers
    Youthful, enthralling, charismatic, and with bags of attitude, The Demon Barbers combine solid traditional acoustic instruments and songs with the added oomph of a superbly tight rhythm section, making a unique and captivating sound
    Contact: PO Box 467 Haworth, Keighley, W Yorks BD22 8PE
    Email (general & booking): damien@thedemonbarbers.co.uk
    Website: http://www.thedemonbarbers.com/

  • The Demon Barbers XL
    Returning to the concert stage with extra band members and a modern twist to their multi-award winning Roadshow, ‘XL’ features some of the UK’s most exciting young Clog, Sword, Hip Hop & Break dancers to deliver the live folk music & dance spectacular of the year!
    Contact: PO Box 467 Haworth, Keighley, W Yorks BD22 8PE
    Email (general & booking): damien@thedemonbarbers.co.uk
    Website: http://www.thedemonbarbers.com/

  • Down Trodden String Band
    Four-piece band playing Appalachian old-time country music. Concerts, festivals, events, barn dances, festival workshops.
    "... a brew piped out of the Ozarks and bottled in Bakewell, and it tastes like the pure drop to me. Friskier than a coon dog with fleas." (Stirrings)
    Contact: Steve Wise
    'Rivelyn', Milford, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1DX
    Telephone: 01629 812092
    Email: enquiries@downtrodden.org.uk
    Website: http://downtrodden.org.uk/

  • The Drouthy Band
    Self-contained, multi-functional celtic music duo providing pub, folk club, ceilidh entertainment (dance-calling provided). Quality PA as standard. Both 35+ years experience of public performance and audience satisfaction. Huge musical pedigree. Audience participation guaranteed. Trio/band also available as required.
    Contact: Tony Cerexhe
    13 Bogs Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 4DY
    Telephone: 01423 885455 / 07910 984618
    Email: drouthyband@btinternet.com

  • Emily Druce
    Country blues singer / guitarist; some original songs.
    Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
    Telephone: 01484 667738
    Email: info@emilydruce.co.uk
    Website: http://www.emilydruce.co.uk/

  • Judy Dunlop and Jon Scaife
    Traditional and contemporary song. Former Albion Band singer with multi-instrumentalist.
    Sheffield, South Yorkshire
    Telephone: 0114 236 6966
    Email: j.a.scaife@shef.ac.uk

  • The Durbervilles
    The Durbervilles
    Country tinged roots music. Four part harmony with 12 and 6 string guitars, dobro, accordion, small drums, bass, banjo, mandolin. Acoustic or electric set. Also available for larger and festival shows in collaboration with veteran folk singer/songwriter Steve Tilston: http://www.durbervilles.co.uk/stevetilston
    Batley, West Yorkshire
    Contact: Graham Smout
    Telephone: 0845 49 670 49
    Email: graham.smout@gpsmusicartists.co.uk
    Website: http://www.durbervilles.co.uk/

  • Chris Dyson
    Traditional irish fiddler.
    30 Charlestown, Ackworth, Nr Pontefract, West Yorks. WF7 7DU
    Telephone: 01977-614409
    Email: chris.dyson02@hotmail.co.uk

  • DysonMoss
    Chris Dyson - fiddle, mandola,vocals
    Richard Moss - guitar, mandola, mandolin, 5 string banjo, vocals.
    Classic fiddle/guitar/vocal combination playing a wide variety of folk songs & tunes. Chris & Richard started together in Mike Hardings band. Chris also plays in `Roisin Ban` & is well known on the folk scene.Richard plays in the Lancashire based Irish band `Drop the Floor` & is also well establised as a solo folk performer as well as playing a variety of other musical genres.
    Telephone: 01977-614409
    Email: chris.dyson02@hotmail.co.uk
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  • David Eckersley
    Traditional singer with guitar, concertina and bouzouki, specialising in Northern songs, industrial songs and sea-songs (not shanties).
    Telephone: 01422 832460
    Mobile: 07854794051
    Email: david52torr@yahoo.com

  • Jim Eldon
    Fiddler and singer, often with champion clog dancer Lynette Eldon.
    English traditional songs, fiddle tunes and clog stepping with occasional original songs.
    Telephone 01482 703261
    Email: jimeldon@outlook.com
    Website: https://jimeldonfiddler.wordpress.com

  • Eliza Carthy Band
    See Eliza Carthy.

  • Julie Ellison
    Described by Ralph McTell as "a terrific guitar player", Julie draws from ragtime, country blues, rock and classical influences for her original songs and guitar instrumentals, interwoven with inventive re-workings of classical pieces and guitar standards. Julie has written for 'Acoustic' magazine.
    Winterton, North Lincolnshire
    Telephone: 01724 735 349
    Email: john@acoustyistics.co.uk
    Website: http://www.julieellison.co.uk/
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  • Gina Le Faux
    Traditional and modern songs and music on Fiddle , Mandolin and guitar. Also available with trio - Double Bass and Guitar for concerts, Clubs and ceilidhs.
    Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire
    Telephone:01422 316961
    Email: gina@ginalefaux.com
    Website: http://www.ginalefaux.com/

  • Four Quarters
    Acapella harmony quartet formed at the beginning of 2007. Three female and one male voice. Eclectic mix of popular and contemporary songs including popular, jazz, barbershop, doowop, gospel and 'world' music.
    Contact: Rob Davies
    21 Collingwood Gardens, Malton, Ryedale, North Yorkshire YO17 7YQ
    Telephone / fax: 01653 690503
    Email: rob.davies@ocgplc.com
    Website: http://www.myspace.com/fourquartersharmony

  • Leah Fox: Harpist for Occasions
    Leah has studied harp since she was six years old, beginning with the Celtic harp, graduating to concert harp and passing Grade 8 Pedal Harp with a distinction at the age of eighteen. Since then she has gained an honours degree in music with harp performance at the University of Leeds. Leah's repertoire is very eclectic. She plays classical harp music but also Celtic and traditional, popular and show tunes, film themes and jazz. She also enjoys playing her own compositions and arrangements.
    Leeds, West Yorkshire
    Telephone: 07941477883
    Email: YourHarpist.co.uk@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.yourharpist.co.uk/

  • Susie Fox
    Solo performer of folk music and songs. Traditional style, unaccompanied and with guitar, bodhran and recorders, Contemporary singer-songwriter. "Voice, guitar, recorders and bodhran create different timbres and textures, and a medieval influence is present from an ongoing interest in classical music of that era."
    Address: 11 St George's Avenue, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire YO15 2ED
    Telephone: 07736 547277
    Email: susanna@uk2.net
    Website: http://www.susie-fox.com
    See also Tuition

  • Free Range
    Anglo / Celtic / European music. Duo. Hurdy gurdy, bagpipes, bodhran. Suitable for indoors or outdoors.
    York, North Yorkshire
    Contact: John Peel
    Telephone: 01759 318311
    Email: john_peel@btopenworld.com

  • Fyrish
    Scottish duo on cello and guitar based in West Yorkshire. Traditional and contemporary folk songs.
    Contact: Dave Cowan
    Address: Old Maids Cottage, Upperfold Farm, The Village, Thurstonland, Huddersfield HD4 6XU
    Telephone: 07776 227848
    Email: david@fyrish.org
    Website: http://www.fyrish.org

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