Moseley Folk Festival Line Up

Moseley Folk 2017 - Laura Marling

LAURA MARLING

There is a line from Virgil’s epic poem The Aeneid that nearly a decade ago Laura Marling decided to have tattooed on her leg: “Varium et mutabile semper femina” it runs, translating roughly as “A woman is an ever fickle and changeable thing.” Realizing… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Amy MacDonald

AMY MACDONALD

Even when Amy Macdonald’s not visibly around, she’s busy. If her hiatus whilst recording new music made her seemingly a long way from the radio-play ubiquity she enjoyed as an award-winning teenage singer- songwriter straight out of Scotland, she’s actually performing to vast audiences… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Jose Gonzalez

JOSE GONZALEZ

José González ‘s new record, Vestiges & Claws, his first in seven years, was released in February 2017 and was produced by González in his home as well as Svenska Grammofonstudion, both in Gothenburg, Sweden. It consists of years’ worth of musical sketches that… Read more

Moseley Folk Festival 2017 - Fairport Convention

FAIRPORT CONVENTION

Enjoy an evening of musical celebration with Fairport Convention at this golden anniversary concert. Credited with originating British folk-rock, Fairport first took to the stage in 1967’s summer of love. Throughout the intervening five decades (and numerous changes of line-up) the band’s passion for… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Kate Rusby

KATE RUSBY

‘Everybody loves and respects Kate Rusby, not just for her lovely voice, but for the way she has moved folk forward while remaining true to tradition…’       Sunday Times “ …. exquisite interpretations of traditional material from the pocket sized folk singer with the heartbreakingly… Read more

Moseley Folk Festival 2017 - The Magic Numbers

THE MAGIC NUMBERS

The Magic Numbers are back. Prepare to be amazed. Exultant harmonies, sweeping melodies, driving rock and gorgeous ballads: The Magic Numbers are past masters at making music that lifts the spirits. Fourth time around, though, it is time to cast a new spell. Alias… Read more

Moseley Folk Festival 2017 - Seth Lakeman

SETH LAKEMAN

Westcountry folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman’s eighth studio album ‘Ballads of The Broken Few’ was released in September 2016 with the single ‘Meet Me in the Twilight’ playlisted soon after at BBC Radio 2. The album, which was produced by Ethan Johns,… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Shovels & Rope

SHOVELS AND ROPE

Little Seeds, the electrifying New West Records bow by Shovels and Rope, finds the award-winning South Carolina duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst exploring fresh dimensions in their sound with a brace of bold, candid, highly personal new songs. The 12-song collection,… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Roddy Woomble

RODDY WOOMBLE

Having toured the world as frontman of Scottish Indie giants, Idlewild, acclaimed songwriter Roddy Woomble recently toured UK in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of this debut solo album, My Secret Is My Silence. Growing up between America, France and the UK, and… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Courtney Marie Andrews

COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS

At just 16 years old, Courtney Marie Andrews left home in Arizona for her first tour. She traveled up and down the West Coast, busking and playing any bars or cafés that would have her. Soon after, she took a Greyhound bus four nights… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - The Furrow Collective

THE FURROW COLLECTIVE

Described by MOJO as ‘a mouthwatering collaboration’, Alasdair Roberts, Emily Portman, Lucy Farrell and Rachel Newton are four fine soloists sharing a mutual love of traditional songs, from both sides of the English and Scottish borders, with playful, boundary-defying musicianship. Since their critically acclaimed… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Josienne Clark & Ben Walker

JOSIENNE CLARKE AND BEN WALKER

With the release of Overnight, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker have brought us an album of wonder and depth. The classic quality of these songs, the meticulous beauty of the arrangements, the blanket-warm production and perfect pairing of exquisite vocals and virtuosic guitar is… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Lankum

LANKUM (LYNCHED)

Lankum (Lynched) are a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin, Ireland, who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Michael Chapman

MICHAEL CHAPMAN

After five decades of recording and touring, veteran British songwriter and guitar sage Michael Chapman has finally made what he calls his “American record,” and the aptly titled ‘50’ now stands as his late career masterwork, a moving legacy statement by a legend. Backed… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - John Moreland

JOHN MORELAND

Some days, being John Moreland has to hurt. As others bury experiences and stifle regrets, Moreland pokes old wounds until you’re sure they’ve got to be bleeding again. It’s painful. But in Moreland’s care, it’s also breathtakingly beautiful. With the release of his highly… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Mike Heron & Trembling Bells

MIKE HERON AND THE TREMBLING BELLS

Few bands could be said to embody the spirit of the 1960s more comprehensively than the Incredible String Band. On albums such as ‘The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter’ or ‘Wee Tam and the Big Huge’- with their epic perspectives, pantheistic lyrics and visionary synthesis of… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Alasdair Roberts

ALASDAIR ROBERTS

Alasdair Roberts is a Scottish musician, born in Germany, who was raised near Callander and has been based in Glasgow since 1995. He is primarily a songwriter/composer, singer and acoustic fingerstyle guitarist as well as an interpreter/arranger of traditional songs and ballads from Scotland… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Nadia Reid

NADIA REID

Self-discovery doesn’t come easy. It’s usually a rite of passage to get burned before the wounds can heal and often takes a new perspective to truly understand yourself. 18 months and 10,000kms travelled since many needles first dropped on her debut LP Listen To… Read more

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THE DESTROYERS

Celebrating their tenth year together The Destroyers have built up a huge following both nationwide and beyond. With a unique stage show that combines huge madcap energy and immense musical virtuosity, it’s no surprise that throughout their career they’ve won over audiences wherever they’ve… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Trembling Bells

TREMBLING BELLS

Trembling Bells are a psych folk phenomenon. The Glasgow based quintet have released five albums since 2008, all to unanimous critical acclaim. Their debut album “Carbeth” received album of the month nominations in Uncut, Observer and Rolling Stone magazines and the group have earned… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Kaia Kater

KAIA KATER

The Appalachian Mountains, perhaps the most iconic strongholds of traditional music in North American history, form a direct line running from eastern Canada down through Alabama. They are the backbone of a body of ballads and tunes that define Americana and have heavily influenced… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Marry Waterson & David A Jaycock

MARRY WATERSON AND DAVID A JAYCOCK

After 2 hugely acclaimed albums with brother Olly Knight, Marry has teamed up with well-respected singer-songwriter/guitarist David A.Jaycock and released critically acclaimed ‘Two Wolves’ on the One Little Indian label last year. Daughter of Lal Waterson (from legendary English Folk group The Watersons) Marry’s… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Throws

THROWS

There is always a moment, just before meeting an old friend, when fear kicks in. Has the relationship fizzled, or do you just pick up where you left off? For Mike Lindsay and Sam Genders, Tunng’s founding forefathers, a magical Icelandic adventure of man… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Nap Eyes

NAP EYES

  Hailing from Nova Scotia, Nap Eyes makes crooked, literate guitar pop refracted through the gray Halifax rain. Recorded live to tape with no overdubs, their songs are equal parts shambling and sophisticated, with one eye on the dirt and one trained on the… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - John J Presley

JOHN J. PRESLEY

2017 has arrived and it’s the year that John J Presley will start releasing tracks from his forthcoming debut album. After two hugely successful single releases – which caught the attention of Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart, Alice Levine, John Kennedy and Tom… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Ren Harvieu

REN HARVIEU

Ren Harvieu was discovered on MySpace by a local music manager after uploading demo tracks. After being introduced to record producer Jimmy Hogarth (Amy Winehouse, Duffy) Ren began working on demo’s and was signed to Universal Music aged 18. Harvieu started recording an album in May… Read more

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NIFECO COSTA & BABCOCK JAZZ

Nifeco is a Guine-Bissau/Portuguese musician who very early drank the traditional sounds of his homeland, which later led him to found the musical band “Mini Cobi” participating in 1987 at the Festival no Pintcha held in Bissau, where he stood out as a Revelation… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Laucan

LAUCAN

When Lewes-raised newcomer Laucan began singing in falsetto after the break-up of an old band, he had his reasons. “I didn’t want anyone hearing my songs through the door of my room,” recalls Laurence Galpin, the 27-year-old behind the Laucan (pronunciation: Lor-can) moniker. Thankfully,… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Laura J Martin

LAURA J MARTIN

Following the release of her acclaimed sophomore album ‘Dazzle Days’, Liverpudlian singer-songwriter Laura J Martin is back with new album ‘On The Never Never’, released March 11th on Shape Records via Kartel Music Group. ‘On The Never Never’ tells of the disconnect Martin felt… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - The Standing Waves

THE STANDING WAVES

The album was recorded mixed and mastered by Award Winning Producer Jolyon Holroyd, (South West Music Awards best producer 2014) at Exeter based Recording Studio Valvetastic. Holroyd, a key producer in the South West area (Sound of the Sirens, Tobias ben Jacob) put together… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Diabel Cissokho

DIABEL CISSOKHO

Senegalese musician Diabel Cissokho is part of the great line of Cissokho griots. Growing up in Dakar and Tambacounda, surrounded by a rich musical heritage and a family of musicians, Diabel began playing a number of traditional instruments. However, Diabel’s affinity with the kora… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Scott Hirsch

SCOTT HIRSCH

Multi-instrumentalist, audio engineer, and all round brilliant musician Scott Hirsch has not only played bass and produced four albums with Hiss Golden Messenger but in large part helped to create the band’s unique sound. Now following William Tyler, Phil Cook et al, he’s the… Read more

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FENNE LILY

Being discouraged from watching TV as a child was integral to the development of Fenne Lily’s musicality, as instead much of her time was spent writing songs and honing both instrumental and lyrical skill. Her folk-tinged music is woven with integrity and sincerity; grit… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Jess Morgan

JESS MORGAN

Following the soft release of her 4th album Edison Gloriette, Jess Morgan announces UK tour dates for 2017. The tour kicks off in Hackney, London at the Americana Music Association’s showcase on Feb 1st. Jess Morgan is a songwriter’s songwriter. A cerebral storyteller.  Her… Read more

MATTHEW EDWARDS & THE UNFORTUNATES

“Edwards’ love-broken lyrics suggest a lost Graham Greene novel about seedy Brits shipwrecked in Caesars Palace rather than Port-au-Prince. Immaculate” – Word ****– MOJO “Luxuriates in loss and the paradoxical beauty and romance of age, distance and decay” – The Quietus “Blessed with understated charm,… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Culture Dub Orchestra

CULTURE DUB ORCHESTRA

  Condensed down from Culture Dub Orchestra, CDO (Quartet) looks at World Roots Dub through a new lens. With dub still firmly at its core, this ensemble freely explores a range of cultures, backgrounds and musical styles. CDO Quartet replaces the full band’s heavy… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Izzie Derry

IZZIE DERRY

Izzie is a young singer-songwriter with a voice and soulful spirit beyond her years. Inspired by artists of the 60’s and 70’s, such as: Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Johnny Cash. Izzie also writes her own beautifully crafted songs, within which she showcases her… Read more