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  • Kala Sangam
    We are a well respected South Asian Arts organisation having a rich experience in performing, creating new work, and composing music for many theatre productions and commissioned work with great talent of music within the organisation.
    Contact: Kala Sangam
    Address: Kala Sangam Arts Centre, St Peter's House,
    1 Forster Square, Bradford BD1 4TY
    Telephone: 01274 303340
    Email: shrikant@kalasangam.org
    Website: http://www.kalasangam.org
  • Keighley Road Jolly Wassailers
    Carols, wassail and ritual songs with music and dance.
    West Yorkshire
    Contact: Paul Hudson
    Telephone: 01282 868040
    Email jollywassail@btinternet.com
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Keighley-Road-Jolly-Wassailers/489590777727681
  • David Kidman
    Singer (traditional and contemporary song, also specialising in maritime repertoire);
    Experienced MC (festivals, concerts, clubs, song sessions); Performance poet.
    West Yorkshire
    Telephone: 01943 609154
    Email: david.kidman@btinternet.com or moorleyfolk@btinternet.com
    Website: http://www.davidkidman.co.uk
  • Kimber's Men
    A cappella sea songs, shanties. Five part harmonies.
    Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire
    Contact: Joe Stead
    Telephone: 01422 833659
    Mobile: 07704-512060
    Email: joe@joestead.com
  • Klonk
    Klonk is a smoking hot 8 piece band from
    West Yorkshire that has been playing kick ass gypsy funk across the north of England since 2010. We pick the most freaky and fabulous folk tunes from East Europe and the Balkans and flavour them with ska, funk and a little jazz
    Contact: Tom
    102 Scar Lane, Milnsbridge, Huddersfield HD3 4PS
    Mobile: 07964 923515
    Email: klonkmusic@yahoo.co.uk
    Website: http://www.klonk.co.uk

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  • Eddie Lawler
    Singer/songwriter of original topical, local and international content. Author of three full-length "Yorkshire Musicals"
    Contact address:
    10 Caroline St, Saltaire, Shipley BD18 4PU
    Telephone: 07891 254809
    Email: eddie@eddie-lawler.co.uk
    Website: http://www.eddie-lawler.co.uk
  • Legendary
    Storyteller Adrian Spendlow and Celtic musician Olivia Jayne Newton present a unique weaving of story and song.
    Contact: Olivia Jayne Newton
    Email: oliviajnewton@aol.co.uk
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/legendarystoryandsong
  • Jon Loomes
    English and European music and song, Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin, Hurdy Gurdy, Concertina, Melodeon etc. Freelance recording engineer/producer/musical arranger/composer/timelord.
    Address: 5,
    Elland Road, Ripponden, HX6 4DB
    Telephone: 01422 822992
    Email: jon_loomes@hotmail.com
    Website: http://www.jonloomes.com

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  • Tom McConville
    BBC Musician of the Year. Virtuoso fiddle and song. Traditional and contemporary reportoire with many years experience. Fiddle workshops. Qualified Alexander Technique teacher.
    Contact: Tom McConville
    94 Roman Road, South Shields, Tyne and Wear. NE33 2AP
    Mobile: 07540983823
    Email: info@tommcconville.co.uk
    Website: http://www.tommcconville.co.uk
  • Tom McConville & David Newey
    BBC award winning fiddle player and singer Tom McConville performs alongside unique guitarist David Newey,
    Mobile: 07736940749
    Email: info@tommcconville.co.uk
    Website: http://www.tommcconville.co.uk
  • Duncan McFarlane
    Traditional and original songs in the traditional idiom.
    Leeds, West Yorkshire
    Telephone: 0113 225 6989
    Email: duncan.mcfarlane@ntlworld.com
    Website: http://www.duncanmcfarlane.co.uk/
  • Duncan McFarlane Band
    Electro acoustic band. Traditional and original songs in the traditional idiom.
    Leeds, West Yorkshire
    Telephone: 0113 225 6989
    Email: duncan.mcfarlane@ntlworld.com
    Website: http://www.duncanmcfarlane.co.uk/
  • Jody McKenna
    Singer / Songwriter, former member of "the Peasants" . The duo disbanded and Jody took part in a project at the Warren Young peoples Centre called Hull Urban Collective He went on to play a string of great supports and shows with the likes of Finley Quaye, Noah and The Whale, Magic Numbers, Jersey Budd, Cherbourg plus many more, creating a dedicated following around the city of Hull and now playing nationally.
    Jody appeared on Channel Four's 'Secret Millionaire' programme in which he and fellow musician Keith Hagger befriended successful businessman Martin Stamp; and through their dedication and honesty inspired him to donate 20,000 to the Warren Young Peoples Project.
    Since the programme Jody has gone on to release his debut album 'The North Wind' both digitally and physically on Warren Records.
    Contact: Stewart Baxter, The Warren,
    47-49 Queens Dock Ave. Hull, HU1 3DR
    Telephone: 07896 688215
    Email: stewartbaxter@hotmail.com
    Website: http://www.warrenrecords.org
  • Gerry McNeice
    Guitarist/multi-instrumentalist and singer. A mixture of self-penned, traditional and contemporary folk material. Also performs with the Gerry McNeice Orchestra
    Leeds, West Yorkshire
    Telephone: 01943 461536
    Email: gerry@gerrymcneice.co.uk
    Website: http://www.gerrymcneice.co.uk/
    See also Workshops
  • Mrs Porter's Ensemble
    Mrs Porter's Ensemble is a four piece band with melodeon, clarinet, concertina and guitar/banjo. It includes dance callers. We perform for country dance groups and private functions as a dance band and also perform music hall and singalong classics under the banner of Mrs Porter's Music Hall.
    Contact: Janet Porter
    22 Bagley Lane, Farsley, Leeds LS285LJ
    Mobile: 07939032224
    Email: canaldrifter@gmx.com
    Website: http://www.mrsporter.co.uk

  • Magna Carta
    flexible band around founder member Chris Simpson.
    One of the longest running acoustic acts in the world. Dales born and bred.
    28 albums made; 84 countries toured; 8 million sales worldwide.
    Contact: Chris Simpson
    Telephone: ( 01484) 512-701.
    Email: cjontour@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.magnac.com/
  • Mambo Jambo
    Accoustic duo. Latin,
    Caribbean, bluegrass, eastern european, jazz and folk styles. Spanish guitar, sax, vocals, clarinet, flute, cuban tres and banjo.
    Hull, East Yorkshire
    Contact: Adastra (agency)
    Telephone: 01377 217662
    Email: mamboandjambo@hotmail.com
    Website: http://www.mambojambo.co.uk
    Agency website: http://www.adastra-music.co.uk/

Chris Manners
Singer, song-maker, guitarist. Resident at Ryburn 3 Step. Latest CD 'Exit pursued by a bear.
West Yorkshire
Telephone: 01535 663459
Telephone: 07951 399272
Email: cmanners99@gmail.com
Website: http://www.chrismannersmusic.co.uk

  • Sam Martyn
    Folk singer and musician from
    Hull, performer in Reg Meuross’s touring 12 Silk Handkerchiefs and member of Fiddler’s Elbow, Beggar's Bridge and the White Horse Ceilidh Band. Instruments include piano, low and high whistle, and harmonium..
    Email: info@sammartyn.com
    Website: http://www.sammartyn.com
  • Simon Mayor and Hilary James
    Songs and tunes: folk, blues, swing and classical showstoppers. "Blurry fingered precision. Sweetly sung blues and folksongs and a wealth of mirthful anecdotes" -
    Glasgow Herald.
    West Yorkshire
    Contact: Anne Jones
    Telephone: 01189 268615
    Email: info@mandolin.co.uk
    Website: http://www.mandolin.co.uk/
  • Simon Mayor's Mandolinquents
    Britain's first modern mandolin quartet. Songs and tunes with mandolin, mandocello, mandola and mando-bass. Plus classical guitar, fiddle and banjo.
    West Yorkshire
    Contact: Anne Jones
    Telephone: 01189 268615
    Email: info@mandolin.co.uk
    Website: http://www.mandolin.co.uk/
  • Monkey's Fist
    Sheffield/Leeds/Wakefield based 4 piece Shanty/Sea song (in fact, anything to do with water) group – A cappella / guitar /squeezebox.
    Contact::Colin Devey
    Telephone: 01924 897142
    Email: colin.devey@hotmail.co.uk
    Website: www.monkeysfistshanty.co.uk
  • Monkey's Orphan
    Shanty Jack, Robin Garside and Paul Gough. Sea songs and shanties. A cappella and with fiddle, mandolin, melodeon and guitars.
    Contact: Shanty Jack
    Telephone: 07970 651293
    Email: morphan@anchorage.f9.co.uk
    Website: http://www.monkeysorphan.co.uk/
  • Tim Moon
    Description = Original songs and English traditional. Multi Instrumental and highly experienced. Has played with many artists including Janet Russell, Fairport Convention and Pete Coe. One time member of Sex Patels. Played
    Address: The Cottage, Cansdale Farm, Wold Newton YO25 3HS
    Telephone: 01723890991
    Mobile: 07778422857
    Email: timmoon8@icloud.com
    Website: http://www.timmoon.co.uk
  • Morning Dew
    'Morning Dew' are a five piece band who are available for folk clubs, charity fund-raisers and barn dances, within a 90 minute travel time radius from Withernsea . We do not charge and only ask for a donation to Macmillan Cancer Support and some travel expenses.
    Contact: Gordon Beastall
    Address: 26 Carrs Meadow, WITHERNSEA, East Yorkshire HU19 2ER
    Mobile: 07977 685878
    Email: barnstormers@tiscali.co.uk
  • Tony Morris
    Singer/songwriter in traditional unaccompanied style. Poet and improvising multi-instrumental musician. Does 'Bard' things including ‘Bard’s Bingo’.
    Amerynd Flute Player and recording artist ( www.amerynd.co.uk). Also plays Koncovka and Fujara.
    Workshops in unaccompanied song writing, performance and multi-instrumental improvisational accompaniment,introduction to amerynd flute.
    Theatre in Education performance of 'Iron Rush', songs and facts about the Great North Yorkshire Iron Rush, 1850 to 1900, from the lips of Tom Lennard (born 1869).
    Tony’s music can be found on iTunes and Amazon and Last FM
    Address: 1 South View,
    Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 1PQ
    Telephone: 01947 603757
    Mobile: 07749505283
    Email: tonymorris.org.uk@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.tonymorris.org.uk
    See also Workshops
  • Musical Mystery Tour
    Children's show from Simon Mayor and Hilary James. Musical fun with original songs and traditional tunes for 5s to 11s. Many of the songs originally written for BBC radio and TV. Introduction to stringed instruments. Comedy.
    West Yorkshire
    Contact: Anne Jones
    Telephone: 01189 268615
    Email: info@childrensmusic.co.uk
    Website: http://www.childrensmusic.co.uk/

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