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  • Olivia Jayne Newton
    Celtic folk singer, musician and songwriter. Olivia's unique and magical songs are inspired by the stories and legends that have been passed down through the generations.
    Email: oliviajnewton@aol.co.uk

  • Maire Ni Chathasaigh and Chris Newman
    Irish harp and acoustic guitar duo. Irish musc from the 17th to the 21st centuries with interesting diversions.
    Contact: Kevin Martin
    Old Bridge Music, PO Box 7, Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 9RY
    Telephone: 01943 602203
    Email: mail@oldbridgemusic.com
    Website: http://www.oldbridgemusic.com/

  • Noise of Minstrels
    Early music on bagpipes, hurdy gurdies, flutes, voices, shawm, lute, cittern, percussion, etc. Occasionally with dancers. Concerts, shows, educational work and entertainment. Period costume.
    Harrogate, North Yorkshire
    Contact: Michael Sargeant
    Telephone: 01423 500351 / 07860 955347
    Email: noiseofminstrels@yahoo.co.uk
    Website: http://www.noiseofminstrels.co.uk/

  • Northern Roots
    Blues/folk duo: original material.
    Two voices; guitar and skin-whistle.
    Contact: Kate Canary
    Address: 49 Nutclough, Hebden Bridge HX7 8HA
    Telephone: 01422 847334
    Email: kate.berridge@yahoo.co.uk
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  • O'Hooley & Tidow
    Huddersfield based, award winning duo Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow perform self penned and traditional folk songs centred around dual vocals, close harmony work and the piano. “Boundless songwriting and exquisite harmonies that truly shine.” ***** Guardian.
    Contact: Belinda O’Hooley
    Telephone: 01484 653880
    Email: belandheidi@talktalk.net
    Website: http://www.ohooleyandtidow.com

  • Otra
    Acoustic male/female duo singing a variety of songs: folk, country, contemporary and original, accompanied by guitar/fiddle/whistle.
    Bradford, West Yorkshire
    Contact: Rahel Guzelian/Tony Charnock
    Telephone: 01274 225822 or 07931 751880
    Email: rahel@guzelian.com

  • The Old Time String Band
    The Old Time String Band are a Leeds based multi-instrumental duo playing a mixture of Traditional music from the British Isles as well as a mixture of American styles such as blues, swing, jazz, ragtime, old time, country and roots. Martyn plays Guitar, Banjo, Ukelele and Double Bass and Daisy sings and plays Fiddle, Guitar and Double Bass. Since 2007 the group has played all across the UK at folk clubs, restuarants, pubs, weddings, corporate events and festivals. Available with or without their own P.A near or far from their native Leeds.
    Contact: Martyn
    Telephone: 07870358398
    Email: info@theoldtimestringband.com
    Website: http://www.theoldtimestringband.com

  • Ray Padgett
    Performer/MC/Workshop facilitator. Member of the Yorkshire Garland song database, song collector Barnsley based singer of mainly traditional songs and background to sources and History and singers in Yorkshire
    68 Longcauseway Monk Bretton Barnsley Sth Yorks. S71 2JA
    Telephone 01226 284927
    Email: padgettray@yahoo.co.uk
    Website: http://www.yorkshirefolksong.net

  • Chris Parkinson
    Keyboards, accordion, melodeon, harmonica. Traditional with modern influence. Available for session work.
    Whitby, North Yorkshire
    Telephone: 01947 601971
    Mobile: 07503 906904
    Email: c.parkinson.50@btinternet.com
    Website: http://www.chrisparkinsonmusic.co.uk/

  • Tim Pheby
    Solo singer-songwriter / guitarist. Over 30 years performing experience in folk clubs especially the Black Swan in York, theatres, busking, cycling events, on ferries and tour boats. Recent work at The Spa in Bridlington in summer 2010 playing guitar in the café and gardens. His songs have been played on Radio 1 and Radio York.
    Contact: Tim Pheby
    Telephone: 01904 628 789
    Mobile: 07561 018 909
    Email: pheby@btconnect.com
    Website: http://www.myspace.com /timpheby

  • Sam Pirt
    Accordion player. Member of The Hut People along with Gary Hammond, they play a mix of music around the world. Sam is also a member of Forro Porro, that play Barzilian and Columbian Music & 422: 1999 winners of BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award.
    Sam Performs solo, duo and with The Hut People, Forro Porro & 422. Workshop leader.
    Based in Gilberdyke, East Yorkshire.
    Telephone: 01430 449668
    Email: samjpirt@aol.com
    Website: http://www.sampirt.co.uk/

  • Graham and Eileen Pratt
    Traditional and some self-written songs. Guitar, concertina, keyboard, and unaccompanied two part harmony.
    Sheffield, South Yorkshire
    Contact: Graham Pratt
    Telephone: 0114 236 1213
    Email: g_pratt2001@yahoo.co.uk
    Website: http://www.grahamandeileenpratt.co.uk/

  • John Prentice & Jill Drury
    Both singers plus guitar, whistles & bodhran. Performs, mainly, self penned material plus contemporary folk songs and tunes. John's songs have been recorded by a number of artists and we are experienced performers at both clubs and festivals.
    Contact Address: 25 Bridge Bank Close, Upper Newbold, Chesterfield, S40 4YH
    Telephone: 0789 997 3630
    Email: johnprentice45@hotmail.com

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  • QuickSilver
    Hilary Spencer and Grant Baynham
    Sheffield, South Yorkshire
    Telephone: 0114 283 0531
    Email: quicksilver@hsmh.myzen.co.uk
    Website: http://www.quicksilveruk.com
  • Jim Radford
    Singer/songwriter specialising in sea songs but with an extensive repertoire of British and Irish folk songs (sung acapella). A Yorkshireman from Hull, now based in South London but frequently in Hull and Sheffield. author of the award winning songs 'The Shores of Normandy' 'The Merchant Seaman' and 'A Song for Steven Lawrence'
    Telephone: 01482 474131
    Email: jimradford815@btinternet.com
    Website: http://www.offbeat.karoo.net/shantyman

  • Kim Ralls
    Singer-songwriter playing a mix of original, cover and traditional material on guitar and cello-mandolin. Influences: Martyn Joseph, Show of Hands, Bob Dylan, Bert Jansch and life...
    North Yorkshire
    Telephone: 07979 864542
    Emai: employee2-4601@hotmail.co.uk
    Website: http://www.myspace.com/kimralls

  • Random Cluster
    Songs and tunes with an Irish bias. Quartet featuring uilleann pipes, melodeons, whistle, harmonica, anglo concertina, guitar.
    Contact: Steve Hindley
    Telephone: 01724 864957
    Mobile: 07711550513
    Email: steve.hindley@lineone.net

  • Red Hippo
    Red Hippo are a truly unique trio combining Jazz, Folk and World music to create both original and traditional compositions which are both accessible yet challenging. Using saxophones, sousaphone, fiddle , whistles, bass clarinet, stompbox, flute and even the highland bagpipes, Red Hippo create instrumental journeys which are influenced as much by Swedish traditional folk music as by New Orleans Second Line Jazz, Reggae and Dub. We respectfully nod towards The Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Bellowhead, Filafolket and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and yet don?t sound like any of them.
    Contact : Daz Jones
    Address : 27 Commercial St. Todmorden. OL145RG. W.Yorks
    Email : redhippo03@gmail.com
    Mobile : 07980 886505
    Website : http://redhippo-music.com

  • The Roaring Forties
    Sea songs and shanties from around the world. Acappella trio.
    Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire
    Contact: Jim Hancock
    Telephone: 01724 844241
    Email: forties@folk-now.co.uk
    Website: http://www.folk-now.co.uk/forties/

  • Roisin Ban
    traditional Irish Band based in West Yorkshire, with line up of fiddle, flute, melodeon, guitar,bodhran & vocals. Concert band, sessions & ceilis.
    Contact; Chris Dyson
    Address: 30 Charlestown, Ackworth, WF7 7DU
    Telephone: 01977 614409
    Email: chris.dyson02@hotmail.co.uk
    Website: http://www.roisinban.co.uk

  • Alistair Russell
    Voice, guitar, cittern.
    Address: 4, Sunnybank Avenue, Mirfield, WF14 0NE
    Telephone: 01924 493002 / 07899 851815.
    Email: info@alistairrussell.co.uk
    Website: http://www.alistairrussell.co.uk/
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  • Alistair Russell and Chris Parkinson
    Celtic music from Yorkshire. Voice/guitar/cittern, accordion/melodeon/harmonica.
    Address: 4, Sunnybank Avenue, Mirfield, WF14 0NE
    Telephone: 01924 493002 / 07899 851815.
    Email: info@alistairrussell.co.uk
    Website: http://www.alistairrussell.co.uk/duopage.html

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