organised by Dragonfly Music and the Bath Folk Festival
12:00 – 13:00 George Fell
George Fell performing self-composed instrumental “Welder’s Nod” Video by Ellis Meade
13:20 – 14:20 Eagle Alley
Folk singing trio who are researching smithing and working songs for the festival.
14:40 – 15:40 Fergusson Elliott
Solo Contemporary Folk Artist, currently living in Bath. Irish Bouzouki, guitar, loops and stompbox all creating a new sound in acoustic music
16:00 – 17:00 Deauir
Fiddle and harp duo championing the Welsh folk music revival
12:00 -12:40 Jiggidy
Jiggidy local folk duo playing traditional favourites
13:00-13:40 Patrick O’Brien
comes from the era of the early folk and blues in and around London in the sixties and seventies. A constant visitor to the Marquee Club, Beat City, The Crypt, The Ealing folk club and the Troubadour.
14:00-14:40 Saskia Maxwell
Saskia Maxwell:an up and coming singer set for big things
15:00 – 15:40 Swingletree
Swingletree: Sea shantys from two members of calico Jack
16:00 – 17:00 Pons Aelius
High energy Celtic band from Newcastle with highland pipes
12:00 – 13:00 Saskia Maxwell
An up and coming singer set for big things
13:40 – 14:20 Bath folk youth band
Bath folk youth band: Multi instrumental youth band that are carrying the torch for the next generation
14:40-15:30 Nathaniel Mann
Nathan Mann from the Dead Rat Orchestra: creative Industrial folk pioneer
16:00 – 17:00 Dana Immanuel and the stolen band
Banjo led All girl band from london playing raucous whisky swilling anthems
12:00-13:00 Lauren Bradford
Charismatic San Fransisco song writer with an exceptional voice.
13:20 – 14:00 City on a Hill are Alf Hale on guitar and vocals and Jade Morris on the viola.
After having spent almost a decade in the wilderness, Alf Hale returns to the scene with his brand
new EP ‘Misanthrope’. Chronicling his remarkable journey from the depths of alcoholic depression to his spiritual redemption, ‘Misanthrope’ is a deeply personal and emotional musical document. Jade cut her teeth playing with the Rock band Bohemian Embassy and was sought out by Alf and they got together this year to record the self-titled album that’s now available. The album is a rich blend of Irish, folk, Americana
14:40 -15:40 Gorias
Gorias New band featuring some of the best players in bath Irish trad scene.
Named after the famed mythical City from the legends of the De Danann Gorias take you on a journey of Celtic music. The members of Gorias all met on the South West of England’s session circuit and all found a common bond in their passion and joy for traditional music. They formed the band after being invited to play at the Ulster fleadh in Northern Ireland.
Vibrant and creative, the band comprises of Fred Holden on the fiddle, who came to prominence, first in his native Kent and in the London scene before moving to Bristol and meeting flautist Marick Baxter. The two instantly hit it off with a similar approach and enthusiasm for the music and found themselves playing together regularly. The Rhythm section comprises of virtuoso guitarist Tim Petherick and double bassist Andrew North. Both were in the band Inu alongside Marick that toured various countries and festivals. All of the members of Gorias can be found at the Heart of the Somerset Irish session scene.
16:00 – 17:00 Ushti Baba
13:00 -13:30 Invoking the Iron Ceremony With Nathaniel Mann
14:40 Performance of the composition by Jake Garrett (which will be immortalised in iron to form the bandstand) to welcome the new Iron work.
A wonderful mix of live folk inspired tunes and music for the whole 4 day festival ALL FREE and in the centre of Bath. Organised by Dragonfly music and the Bath Folk Festival.