Moseley Folk Festival Line Up for Friday

Levellers (30th Anniversary)

From their early gigs in Brighton in the spring of 1988, Levellers were a ‘gang band’ that attracted an instant following. Then as now, just like their heroes The Clash, they represented a potent brew of activism and hedonism. Their music appealed to the… Read more

Show Of Hands

The Show of Hands success story tells a vivid account of more than two decades of international touring, 25 album releases, two Honorary Doctorates, three BBC Folk Awards, and four Royal Albert Hall sell-outs. A sorcerous combination, Steve Knightley, Phil Beer and Miranda Sykes… Read more

Skinny Lister

Roaring drunk in Hamburg. Locked in a bunker in Berlin. Tearing up the road in New York and Tokyo. The world of folk punk heroes Skinny Lister is broadening by the record as they headline some of the world’s most famous venues from London… Read more

Richard Dawson

Rising up from the bed of the River Tyne, a voice that crumbles and soars, that is steeped in age-old balladry and finely-chiselled observations of the mundane, Richard Dawson is a skewed troubadour at once charming and abrasive. His shambolically virtuosic guitar playing stumbles from music-hall… Read more

Corn Potato String Band

The Corn Potato String Band earns high praise in traditional American music, keeping old time fiddle and banjo music from a one-way trip to the dustbins of history. Theirs is a story of struggle, hard knocks and triumph. Essentially unable to cope with modern… Read more

David Campbell

DAVID CAMPBELL is the only member of Birmingham’s most celebrated singing family still active on the folk scene.  His grandparents, Dave and Betty, were traditional singers from the ballad-rich north-east of Scotland; his father, Ian, was a prominent folksong revivalist and prolific songwriter. David’s… Read more

Hannah Johnson and The Broken Hearts

On this record Ms Johnson delves deep into her influences of old country, the blues and honky tonk music. The choice of material is imperative to Hannah, who has spent a long time studying the vocal styles of country greats such as Faron Young,… Read more

High Horses

Brum boys and girls, from numerous known Birmingham bands come together to rock some stages with our eponymously named garage folk. Beginning as an acoustic trio, now a full 6-piece band consisting of Guitar, bass, mandolin, sax/flute, violin, drums and 3 vocals. Since we’ve… Read more


Keto: the hypnotic, lovelorn orchestration of Nottingham based songwriter Leah Sanderson, harks back to the earlier work of Drag City artists’ Will Oldham, Bill Callahan and Josephine Foster, whilst offering a fresh and quintessentially English take on millennial folk. A restless and shifting personality… Read more

Saint Alto

Saint Alto are a four piece alternative indie folk band. Only a few shows in, Saint Alto has gathered attention for ‘hauntingly beautiful’ songs paired with the drive of indie folk found in artists such a Ben Howard and Bon Iver. Like going to a church… Read more

Swampmeat Family Band

Swampmeat emerged from the Coldrice scene (Birmingham, UK) inhabited by the likes of Copter, Big Bang, Table Scraps and many other deplorable reprobates. Danny C and T-Bird recorded two long players in the coming years (Double Dutch & Moonshine and Camp Heartbreak) and graced… Read more