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Lady Maisery

Saturday 4 May – Saint Stephen’s Church

Lady Maisery is the multi-instrumental trio of Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan Rheingans. Layered over the dazzling muscianship Lady Maisery take a unique approach to harmony singing.   Expect modern twists on traditional tales, poignant ballads, and original compositions. These women are skilful explorers of the power, beauty and vitality of song.

Bursting with individual talent, when the three performers unite, magic happens. Lady Maisery take the baton from The Unthanks, and run. Over the last five years, the trio have toured widely, performing sell-out shows across the UK and Europe.

Lady Maisery headline Saturday Night at Saint Stephen’s Church.

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Sam Kelly & the Lost Boys

Friday 4 May – Bristol Folk House

Sam Kelly is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning singer, song-writer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. As a young child Sam spent many a night enraptured, listening to his Irish grandfather share folk tales, songs and tunes on his melodeon. Having caught the bug, Sam has dedicated his life to rediscovering and renewing the sounds of his gaelic heritage, and creating exciting new music that transcends the boundaries of traditional and popular music.

‘One of the best folk bands on the scene.’ Seth Lakeman

‘Amazing, thrilling music.’  Mark Radcliffe

Sam Kelly headlines Friday night at Bristol Folk House with his band of Lost Boys.

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Cara Dillon

Sunday 5 May –  St George’s

Cara Dillon headlines Bristol Folk Festival on Sunday 5 May.  Cara is one of the finest exponents of traditional Irish song anywhere in the world and we’re delighted to welcome her to the Folk Festival Stage.

Whether she’s singing her native traditional songs of lost love and emigration, or original compositions, you will be hard pressed to find a more emotive and captivating performer.

Cara headlines the final day of Bristol Folk Festival on Sunday evening at St George’s with the inimitable Kris Drever.