Moseley Folk Festival Line Up for Saturday

Moseley Folk 2017 - Jose Gonzalez


Returning to Moseley Folk after a triumphant headline performance in 2008 followed by an equally successful slot with his band Junip, José González will be familiar to festival regulars and a major draw for those attending for the first time. Born in Sweden to… Read more

Moseley Folk Festival 2017 - Fairport Convention


BBC Folk Awards Lifetime Achievement Award winners, Fairport Convention celebrate the 50th anniversary of their formation this year. They played their first concert in a church hall in May 1967 and over the last half century have built a reputation as the country’s leading… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Shovels & Rope


Shovels and Rope are the wife-husband duo of Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent. Nashville native Hearst and Denver-born Trent now hail from Johns Island, South Carolina, where when not on the road performing they raise chickens at their home. As solo artists, they… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Josienne Clark & Ben Walker


“Most of the people complaining about us are sixtysomething men with beards called Brian” Josienne Clarke recently told the Guardian. With five excellent albums to their name and a number of awards including Best Duo at the BBC Folk Awards, Clarke and Ben Walker… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Michael Chapman


Although born in Yorkshire, Chapman spent much of the late-60s and his subsequent career on the London and Cornish music circuits. Now considered a cult guitar great, his ragged, rambling style, marked by flashes of acoustic brilliance first became known in Cornwall, where he… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Trembling Bells


“The Aire was a sanctuary for me,” Trembling Bells’ founder Alex Neilson recently told Folk Radio about the river that passes through his hometown of Leeds. “I grew up on a council estate in Bramley and the river was five minutes away. As a… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Kaia Kater


African-Canadian roots and old time soul artist Kaia Kater has been making waves in North America for some time now and it will be a pleasure to welcome her to this year’s Moseley Folk. Born in Montreal and now based in Toronto, life has… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Throws


Tunng co-founders Mike Lindsay and Sam Genders had last collaborated on Tunng’s third album Good Arrows in 2007 when a trip by Genders to see Lindsay in Reykjavik, where he’d been living, reignited their creative partnership over man chats and drinks until dawn. The… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Laucan


Lewes-raised 27-year-old Laurence Galpin is the voice behind Laucan (pronounced Lor-can). Explaining his initial decision to sing falsetto after the break-up of his old band, he says “I didn’t want anyone hearing my songs through the door of my room”. Thankfully now he’s ready… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Laura J Martin


“A musician of startling originality… Musically she comes from the school whose alumni include Tom Waits, Kate Bush & Joanna Newsom” (The Sunday Times). Mesmeric and psychedelic, Liverpudlian singer Laura J. Martin is a hip-hop flautist, mandolin player, and J-pop fan who has supported Misty’s Big… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Scott Hirsch


Scott Hirsch is a multi-instrumentalist and audio engineer whose bass work and production helped create the unique sound of Hiss Golden Messenger, a band with whom he toured heavily before moving back to his California home to set up a recording studio. This has… Read more


  Stereo Embers magazine has described Matthew Edwards and the Unfortunates’ lyrics as “sophisticated, emotional, precise” and their music as “lush, spry, sweepingly concise arrangements that are unmistakeably, unerringly British in tongue and tone.” Yet, at the same time, the 4-6 piece group, based… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Izzie Derry


Influenced by artists from Neil Young and James Taylor to Jake Bugg and Nick Drake, young singer-songwriter, Izzie Derry has steadily been making waves around Coventry and Leamington in recent years. Early this year she supported Olly Murs and released her first album Goodbye,… Read more