Live Music @ Bath IRON

Live Music Stage at Bath IRON

organised by Dragonfly Music and the Bath Folk Festival

Thursday 14th June

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

Friday 15th June

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


Saturday 16th June

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


Sunday 17th June

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

Bath IRON Bandstand

Saturday 16th June

13:00 -13:30 Invoking the Iron Ceremony With Nathaniel Mann

Sunday 17th June

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.


Call out for local talented artists or blacksmiths’ bands get in touch if you’d like to play on our stage contact

Blacksmiths, volunteers and visitors bring your instruments and join in some free jam sessions.