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  • Samzeo
    Samzeo are a Yorkshire based female group, who love to sing and teach Georgian songs (East European). Performances & Workshops.
    Contact : Louise Curtis
    Telephone: 01484 681683
    Email: loobie40@yahoo.co.uk
    Website: http://www.northerngeorgiansociety.co.uk/samzeo

  • Malcolm Sargeant
    Open Solo Champion, teacher and maker of the Northumbrian Smallpipes and its reeds.
    North Lincolnshire
    Telephone: 01724 346186
    Email: malcolm.sargeant7@ntlworld.com
    See also  Bagpipe tuition   Instrument makers

  • Shanty Jack
    Shanty singer; also sings with Monkey's Orphan.
    Louth, Lincolnshire
    Telephone: 07970 651293
    Email: shantyjack@anchorage.f9.co.uk
    Website: http://www.shanty.co.uk/ShantyJack/

  • Tim Sharp
    Solo singer-songwriter / guitarist. Over 30 years performing experience in folk clubs, theatre, Weddings, busking, cycling events, on ferries and tour boats. His songs have been played on Radio 1 and Radio York. Also guitar tuition and performance workshops for bands.
    Contact: Tim Pheby
    Telephone: 01904 672 698
    Mobile: 07561 018 909
    Email: tim.pheby55@live.com

  • Shiznitz
    Rabble rousing purveyors of stray dance and folk music. We write our own songs and play covers of three hundred year old chart toppers. Based in Yorkshire, England.
    Contact: Gary McKeown
    Email: info@shiznitz.org
    Website: http://www.shiznitz.org

  • Skyhook
    Twin fiddles, guitar, voice, bouzouki, viola. Cath James, Eoin Teather and Martin Harwood play traditional & self-penned tunes and songs rooted in the traditions of Scotland, Ireland and Cape Breton. "one of the UK's most promising young bands" - Songlines
    Mobile: 07714 761869
    Email: bookings@skyhookmusic.com
    Website: http://www.skyhookmusic.com

  • Slim Panatella and the Mellow Virginians
    Hilary James, Simon Mayor and Richard Collins
    Bluegrass to Irving Berlin. American good time music. 1930s, 40s & 50s Harmony singing with fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitars, double bass.
    'An absolutely magnificent set of largely American country / old time / blues that is so melody-rich you would honestly think it was going out of fashion' Rock 'n' Reel
    'Slicker than the Torey-Canyon, hotter than a peppered sprout and absolutely brill' The Living Tradition
    'Staggering, particularly the amazing fiddle and mandolin playing of Simon Mayor' Folk Roots

    Ilkley, West Yorkshire
    Contact: Anne Jones
    Telephone: 01189 268615
    Email: info@acousticsrecords.co.uk
    Website: http://www.acousticsrecords.co.uk/

  • Heather Smith
    Accordionist and teacher.
    Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire
    Telephone: 01482 805387
    : heather@accordions.karoo.co.uk

  • Dave Speight
    Acoustic blues on 6 and 12 string guitars, steel guitar. Broonzy and many other 30s singers.
    Lothersdale, North Yorkshire
    Telephone: 0797 051 9909
    Email: dave@xfr.co.uk
    Website: http://www.myspace.com/davespeight

  • Hilary Spencer
    Contemporary song.
    Sheffield, South Yorkshire
    Telephone: 0114 283 0531
    Email: hilaryspencer@hsmh.myzen.co.uk
    Website: http://www.hilaryspencer.com

  • Spendlow
    Performance poet with band.
    York, North Yorkshire
    Contact: Adrian Spendlow
    Telephone: 01904 647086
    Email: adrian.spendlow@ntlworld.com
    Website: http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ade01/

  • Brian Stafford
    Uilleann Pipes, Flute, Whistles available solo or band for performance,
    workshops and tuition.
    Contact: Celia Pendlebury
    Telephone: 07561 189 393
    Email: contact@brianstafford.info
    Website: http://brianstafford.info/

  • Stair Heid Band
    Premier 5 piece Scottish concert and ceilidh band. Scottish, Irish, English, American and German material. Instrumentation includes accordion, fiddle, tenor and 5 string banjos, mandola and mandolin, guitar and bass guitar. Weddings, festivals, concerts, clubs etc. Strong vocals, traditional and contemporary material.
    Leeds, West Yorkshire
    Contact: John Gray
    Telephone: 0113 268 7414
    Email: Stairheidband5@aol.com

  • Joe Stead
    Folk songs, shanties. Long established singer / banjo player with recently developed show on shanty theme, "Valparaiso Round the Horn". Children's songs.
    Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire
    Telephone: 01422 833659
    Mobile: 07704-512060
    Email: joe@joestead.com

  • Stormcrow
    Fun acoustic "Folk 'n' Roll" band. Amanda Hadlett, Mark Hadlett and Sarah Jay: original songs with 12 string guitar, mandolin, mandola and djembe. Sometimes accompanied by guest musicians.
    Contact: Mark Hadlett
    28 Hampton Grove, Redcar TS10 3PH
    Telephone: 01642 472174
    Email: Mark@theartworks-online.co.uk
    Website: http://www.stormcrow-online.co.uk/

  • Martin Sumpton
    Mainly traditional songs with guitar accompaniment and some contemporary and self penned material as well
    Telephone: 01246 204561
    Email: martin.sumpton@btinternet.com
    Website: http://www.martinsumpton.co.uk

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  • Barney Tabor
    I am a solo accordionist based in Leeds. I recently completed a masters in composition at Leeds College of music and I am now playing gigs and teaching accordion and piano in west Yorkshire. I am a versatile player with experience of playing in a range of folk traditions including Irish, french, eastern european and Russian styles.
    Address: 244 Cardigan Road, LS6 1QL
    Mobile: 07981 550166
    Email: btabor91@hotmail.com
    Website: http://www.barneytabormusic.moonfruit.com

  • Tamarysk
    Instrumental trio with viola, piano and electric mandolin or banjo. Slow and mellow viola-led tunes, and uptempo jigs and reels in unusual arrangements.
    Email = info@tamarysk.com
    Website = http://www.tamarysk.com

  • Allan Taylor
    Singer/songwriter. Well established throughout the music scene, with over 50 cover versions of his songs and 14 albums/CDs in a recording and performing career of 35 years.
    Contact via John Barrow at Stoneyport Associates :
    Telephone: 07968-131737
    Email: jb@stoneyport.demon.co.uk
    Website: http://www.allantaylor.com/
    Agency website:http://www.stoneyport.co.uk

  • Becky Taylor
    Uilleann pipes, fiddle, Northumbrian smallpipes and whistles. Teacher of Uilleann pipes. Available for clubs, festivals, ceilis. school performances and teaching, either solo or with guitarist or band.
    Halifax based; contact through website please.
    Telephone: 07980 600476
    Email: contact@beckytaylor.info
    Website: http://www.beckytaylor.info/

  • Steve Tilston
    Award-winning singer/songwriter, guitarist; the words, arrangements and subtle, quite superb guitar playing could be no one else! “…an artist still very much at the top of his game.” Living Tradition
    Contact: Lorraine Carpenter at Different Strings Music Agency
    Telephone: 0117 904 1870
    Mobile: 07929 135744
    Email: lorraine@differentstrings.co.uk
    Websites: http://www.stevetilston.com/

  • Arbuthnot Thrope
    Blues, Traditional Folk, and funnies - half an hour of each in a typical club night.
    Contact: Craig Souter
    Telephone: 07967 002056
    Email: craig@musician.org
    Website: http://www.bluesreal.co.uk

  • Michael J Tinker
    Michael J Tinker is an increasingly recognised face on the English folk scene having recorded and performed with Damien O’Kane, and recently toured with Bella Hardy, Jackie Oates, The Young’uns and Gilmore&Roberts in the 'Songs for the Voiceless' band. He regularly performs with his trio 'Bright Season' which includes Ella Sprung (fiddle, nyckleharpa, vocals) and Simon Dumpleton (accordion, piano, vocals).
    Telephone: +44 1142550531
    Email: michael.j.tinker@googlemail.com
    Website: http://www.michaeljtinker.com

  • Toein' in the Dark
    Contemporary and traditional song. Fiddle, guitar, whistle, accordion. Solo and harmony vocals. Includes original songs from local South Yorkshire songwriters.
    Rotherham, South Yorkshire
    Contact: Andy Hoult
    Telephone: 01709 370545
    Email: annettebindon@broomterrace.f9.co.uk

  • Treebeard
    Five piece acoustic band comprising bass/ bass balalaika/ vocals, guitar/ mandolin/ vocals, fiddle/ mandolin/ vocals, guitar/ bouzouki/ balalaika/ accordion/ vocals & percussion/ vocals. Playing a mix of traditional, contemporary and original songs and tunes in a style we describe as 'Heavy Wood'. New CD "Reel Ale" now available. .
    Contact: Chris McMahon
    25 Fir Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S6 3TG
    Telephone: 07977 618 089
    Fax: 0114 2727001
    Email: chris@treebeard.org.uk
    Website: http://www.treebeard.org.uk/

  • Gordon Tyrrall
    Traditional and new music and song with guitar and flute.
    Leeds, West Yorkshire
    Telephone: 01132 256314
    Email: gordon@tyll.telinco.co.uk

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  • Eddie Walker
    Middlesborough based, long-time professional folk guitarist and
    songwriter with eclectic Black and White Blues, Ragtime and
    Hillbilly Roots repertoire presented with vigour and humour!
    Telephone: 01642 593780 or 0790 563 8788
    Email: eddie.walker13@ntlworld.com
    Web Sites: http://www.eddiewalker.net

  • Eddie Walker and Frank Porter
    Ex Teesside Fettler and currently John Wrightson Band Frank Porter revives long-time-ago partnership with professional singer, guitarist, songwriter Eddie Walker to offer an entertaining show of folk, swing, guitar ragtime, old blues, bluegrass and hillbilly country, songs and instrumental duets on acoustic guitars and bass fiddle.
    Address: 33 The Grove, Brookfield, MIDDLESBROUGH TS5 8DT
    Telephone: 01642 593780
    Mobile: 0790 563 8788
    Email: eddie.walker13@ntlworld.com
    Website: http://www.eddiewalker.net

  • Ben "Blue" Waters
    Footstomping acoustic slide guitar blues. Playing songs from the 1920's to the present day, including songs by Son House, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, John Lee Hooker and many more.
    Telephone: 01535 656570
    Email: bgwaters@easynet.co.uk
    Website: http://bgwaters.wix.com/ben-blue-waters

  • Norma Waterson MBE
    Leading traditional English singer. BBC Radio2 Folk Singer of the Year 2000. Also duo with Martin Carthy and in Waterson:Carthy.
    Robin Hoods Bay, East Yorkshire
    Contact via agent Alan Bearman:
    Telephone: 020 7263 0425
    Email: bearman@btinternet.com
    Agency website: http://www.alanbearmanmusic.co.uk/
    Waterson:Carthy website: http://www.watersoncarthy.com/

  • Waterson:Carthy
    First family of English folk music. Martin Carthy, Norma Waterson, Eliza Carthy.
    Robin Hoods Bay, East Yorkshire
    Contact via agent Alan Bearman:
    Telephone: 020 7263 0425
    Email: bearman@btinternet.com
    Agency website: http://www.alanbearmanmusic.co.uk/
    Waterson:Carthy website: http://www.watersoncarthy.com/

  • Pipe Major David Waterton-Anderson KSG
    Quality traditional Scottish piping for all events and occasions. Highly experienced with a strong sense of ceremony and theatre. Noted speaker for Burns Supper 'Immortal Memory' and addressing the Haggis. Currently a member of the pipes & drums of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards.
    Address: Stapleton Lodge, High Street, Carlton-juxta-Snaith, North Yorkshire. DN14 9LU
    Telephone: 01405 860165
    Mobile: 07887 918866
    Email: dwa@pipingscot.co.uk
    Website: http://www.pipingscot.co.uk

  • Harri Watts Band
    See Harri Watts Band

  • Westport
    Irish-style acoustic band. Dance tunes and songs from Celtic, American and original sources with a jaunty, rhythmic and humorous slant.
    Contact: Barry Smith
    Address: 20 Edward Street, Clifton, Brighouse HD6 1QR
    Telephone: 01484 719240
    Email: barrysmith@barrysmithmusic.co.uk
    Website: http://www.barrysmithmusic.co.uk/w.htm

  • Ed Wolstenholme
    Electric and acoustic fiddles, 5 string octave violin, mandolin, bouzouki. From Turkish to country via klezmer, folk, blues and swing.
    Telephone: 01484 649544
    Mobile: 07964 923515
    Email: ed@theoldwoolshop.co.uk
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  • York Waits
    Six piece early music / renaissance band. Concerts, banquets, processions, workshops.
    York, North Yorkshire
    Contact: William Marshall
    Telephone: 01484 602460
    Email: wilmarsh@dircon.co.uk
    Website: http://www.theyorkwaits.org.uk/

  • The Yorkshire Broads
    Three women originally members of Leeds People's Choir. Unaccompanied songs from folk to blues, country to Beatles and some original material. Benefits, parties etc. Prefer small unamplified venues.
    Contact: Pat Brown
    4 West Park Gardens, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS8 2HD
    Telephone: 0113 2682887
    Mobile: 07950048628
    Email: pat@patbrown-at.co.uk

  • The Yorkshire Musical Saw Player
    Musical saw player: folk, classic and period music. Performs as a soloist, but also with folk/popular/brass band or piano accompaniment. As seen at Abbey Inn, Horsforth, Tuesday evenings at 8 pm.
    Leeds, West Yorkshire
    Contact: Charles Hindmarsh
    Telephone: 0113 2585819
    Email: charles.hindmarsh@tiscali.co.uk
    Website: http://playthesaw.co.uk/
    See also  Workshops and Tuition

  • Yorkshire Piper - P. M. Mark Jamieson
    Yorkshire based Scottish bagpipe player. Available for hire. Extensive experience. Pipe Major (Bandmaster) and founder member of North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service Pipe Band.
    North Yorkshire
    Telephone: 01757 242648
    Email: pipey@fireband.co.uk
    Website: http://www.yorkshirepiper.co.uk

  • Yorkshire Tea Bags Skiffle Band
    5 piece skiffle band playing music from Lonnie Donegan onwards. musical saw,helicon,washboard, trombone,plus two guitars.always get audience participation on instruments we provide
    Contact Address: 41 Chelsea Rd, Sheffield, S11 9BQ
    Telephone: 0114 2585195
    Email: adampemberton@blueyonder.co.uk
    Website: http://yorkshireteabags.co.uk

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