Moseley Folk Festival Line Up for Sunday

Moseley Folk 2017 - Laura Marling

LAURA MARLING

Still just 27, Laura Marling released her Mercury-nominated debut album almost ten years ago now. Released in 2008, Alas I Cannot Swim was described by Under the Radar as “an awe-inspiring debut by an old soul on a mission”. The Guardian called it “unnervingly… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Kate Rusby

KATE RUSBY

Returning to this year’s Moseley Folk Festival is the wondrous Kate Rusby. Rusby possesses one of the purest, sweetest voices in folk music and for many years she’s been charming audiences with her paradoxically joyous and melancholy songs. Uncut described her live shows as… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Roddy Woomble

RODDY WOOMBLE

“One of Britain’s most distinct and talented voices” (Kerrang), Roddy Woomble is best known as the front man of Idlewild, the Scottish band with whom he has toured the world and recorded seven albums, and who blessed our main stage Saturday headlining spot two… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - The Furrow Collective

THE FURROW COLLECTIVE

“A quietly classy young folk band” (The Guardian) and winners of Best Group at this year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, The Furrow Collective are an English/Scottish quartet comprising the talents of Lucy Farrell (fiddle, viola, saw, voice), Rachel Newton (harp, fiddle, voice), Emily Portman (banjo, concertina, voice) and Alasdair… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Lankum

LANKUM (LYNCHED)

Described as “the most convincing band to come out of Ireland for years” by The Guardian and ‘anarchic, yet connected, rootsy and gutsy… I love their music, it is just so damn good!’ by Mike Harding, Lankum (Lynched) are a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin,… 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

Also playing at this year’s Moseley Folk as part of The Furrow Collective, Alasdair Roberts’ first releases came out under the name Appendix Out. They included four songs on Up Records 4×4 compilation in 1995 and the Ice Age 7’’ on the Drag City… Read more

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THE DESTROYERS

Known and loved by Moseley Folk regulars, The Destroyers are now celebrating the tenth year since their inception. Described by Steve Lamacq as “the sort of rogues who would take you out for a night, fill you with mead, strip you to your underwear… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Marry Waterson & David A Jaycock

MARRY WATERSON AND DAVID A JAYCOCK

Marry Waterson is a singer, song writer and visual artist who made her recording debut back in 1977 as a guest on her mother Lal and aunt Norma Waterson’s album A True Hearted Girl. In 1988 the three formed an occasional singing partnership with… Read more

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NIFECO COSTA & BABCOCK JAZZ

Nifeco Costa is a Guinea-Bissau/Portuguese musician whose recording career began at the National Broadcasting Studio of Guinea-Bissau (RDN), after a performance with his band Mini Cobi caught the eye at the 1987 Festival no Pintcha held in Bissau. In 1993 Costa released his first… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - The Standing Waves

THE STANDING WAVES

“Pounding…Haunting…Elegant” (RnR Magazine) – Will Odgers, Debbie Brown, Jolyon Holroyd, Andrew Claridge, Joe Mansfield, Jonny Cook, Miranda Sykes, Bruce Whiteley, and Damo Waters are the Standing Waves. With influences including Wilco, Big Star, Fleetwood Mac, Ron Sexsmith and Feist among others, their debut album… Read more

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FENNE LILY

  Written when she was just fifteen, Fenne Lily’s single Top to Toe has now been played eight million times on Spotify. Speaking to Bristol Live Magazine, she described people connecting to her music as being “the best kind of addictive” – and it’s… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Jess Morgan

JESS MORGAN

“Unique vocals, keen observational skills, and top-notch songwriting. A true talent” is how Maverick described Norwich-born singer songwriter Jess Morgan. Her career began with a few home-recorded EPs and demos, and then accelerated after attention from Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson led to the… Read more

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THE COMMENTATORS

The Commentators say it as they see it – all the world as sport. Once The Commentators’ radio commentary brought major sporting events into the nation’s living rooms. Now, having fallen on hard times, they bring their same unquenchable optimism to commentating on anything and everything except professional… Read more

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BELLA GAFFNEY

“Great singer, great guitarist, really interesting songwriter” Mike Harding, Podcast #67 2016 Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award winner Bella Gaffney hails from Bradford. She writes folk inspired songs which she performs along with her own original arrangements of traditional pieces. She has played at… Read more

Emily Mae Winter

EMILY MAE WINTERS

A poetic and literate singer songwriter hailed as having a voice that will stop you in your tracks, Emily Mae Winters’ songs are quickly permeating the folk and song writing scene.  She embarks on her second headline tour of the year this Autumn/ Winter.… Read more

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JAYNE POWELL

Jayne Powell is blessed with one of those voices that could make any song sound great. Her beautiful vocals and songwriting skills have gained her a strong following up and down the country and has firmly established her as one of Birmingham’s leading songwriting… Read more