Cara Dillon Trio
Headlining this year’s festival, Cara Dillon is one of the world’s biggest folk stars. A captivating performer of traditional Irish folk and original compositions, Cara’s distinctive voice has won multiple Radio 2 Folk Awards including Album of the Year.
‘Dillon’s crystalline, angelic voice, is an instrument of rare beauty capable of melting the sternest hearts.’ BBC Music
BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year and one third of Lau, Scottish guitarist and singer Kris Drever is a talent to be reckoned with. He’s collaborated with everyone from Kate Rusby to Roddy Woomble and joins us at St George’s on Sunday.
‘A serious talent.’ Mojo magazine
‘The folk revival has a new standard bearer.’ Q
A hotly tipped young duo who combine the most thrilling aspects of traditional music with technical mastery. 2018 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Nominees, The Drystones have already supported Seth Lakeman & Steeleye Span.
‘Indecently talented.’ Mike Harding
Nick Hart is a folk singer deeply rooted in the English tradition. Raised in a family of morris dancers, Nick played instrumental music for many years before discovering his passion for traditional song.
‘One of the most rewarding and accomplished albums we’ve heard this year.’ fRoots
Equal parts interpreter of traditional song and insightful political songwriter.
‘…exceedingly skilful use of stripped back accompaniments, eliciting maximum musical and atmospheric impact…’ Bright Young Folk
Bristol Folk Singers
Traditional English folk songs arranged in glorious four-part harmony by Matt Norman.
Ceilidh with The Molecatchers
Get your dancing feet on and finish the festival in style with Bristol ceilidh band The Molecatchers at the Folk House on Sunday night, with caller Hannah Moore.