Non-Stop Music at Fringe Tent

Fun at the Folk Fest Fringe
Fun at the Folk Festival Fringe. Top: Fly Yeti Fly & Harbottle and Jonas; Bottom: Cecile & Nick Mears

With around 35 regional and national performers, plus a bar, some great food options and guaranteed good weather (well, guaranteed Cornish weather, anyway), the Cornwall Folk Festival Fringe Stage is the place to hang out during the day.

You'll find it in the car park at the back of Wadebridge Wines, on Eddystone Road, just around the corner from the bridge and Shanty St. In fact, everything for the folk festival is close together.

We run the Fringe on Friday late afternoon starting at around 4.30pm, and then Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11.30, with events finishing around 7pm, in time for you to get to any evening concerts in the town hall, or any of the sessions around town.

You are welcome to come and go as you please.

On Sunday morning there will be a 'folk mass' before we return to our roster of fabulous musicians. In fact, the folk mass will probably be led by one of those stars.

Young Musician Showcase

Young Musician Showcase

Fringe Tent, Friday 25th August 3.30pm

A chance to hear some young musicians at the Cornwall Folk Festival fringe tent.

3.30: Beth Kent; 3:45: Minnie Gregory; 4pm: Joe Chown; 4:15: The Woodcarts.

Some great talent awaits. These are the stars of tomorrow!
Harbottle and Jonas

Harbottle and Jonas

Fringe Tent, Friday 25th August 4.40pm

Harbottle & Jonas are a stunning young folk duo based in Totnes, Devon. Their music is eclectic and is always accompanied with a great story. They have received plaudits from folk royalty including Seth Lakeman, Jon Boden, Rod Clements, Declan Sinnott, BBC Introducing and have recently been endorsed by Seasalt Clothing. Playing over 100 gigs each year, these troubadours are to be found far and wide across our beautiful island.

‘Phenomenal’ – BBC Introducing
‘Two Amazing Musicians‘ - Seasalt Clothing
‘A Really Unique Sound‘ - Seth Lakeman
‘Thoroughly Enjoyable‘ - Jon Boden (Bellowhead)
‘Fabulous‘ - Declan Sinnott (Christy Moore)

Interesting Facts: Had a beer named after debut album 'Anna is a Dancer'. Appeared on Italian and Irish Television. Busked across Europe. Music streamed 1M+ times in 25 different countries.Artist's Website
John the Boscastle Busker

John the Boscastle Busker

Fringe Tent, Friday 25th August 5.20pm

John Maughan, aka The Boscastle Busker, has sung in and around Boscastle for over forty years. With his mellow baritone voice and a huge repertoire of songs, he is the catalyst that galvanises a roomful of people to sing for sheer pleasure.

Harmonies rise and fall in a great organ of song. It is a magical experience! It is also inspiring to hear him busking for Cornwall Hospice Care, unamplified and unaccompanied in the beautiful setting of Boscastle harbour.

The busking began to honour a promise made to a friend, and so far he has raised £17,650 for the hospice in memory of Morgy and the good times we all had with our band, The Damnbuskers! Alastair Wreford wrote an article for The Cornish Guardian on John's early fund-raising, with the caption "The Boscastle Busker" and the name stuck.

This has opened many doors even leading to an invitation to sing to Palestinian refugees in the camps of The Gaza Strip in 2003, and, accompanied by harmonies from Cheryl, their singing has been appreciated from Glasgow to the most remote villages of Gambia, and many places in between!

He and Cheryl are the driving force behind Wednesday's singers' night at The Wellie in Boscastle, a session that welcomes singers and listeners. He has recorded two CDs with a variety of accompanied and unaccompanied voice and instruments, Ben Maughan (accordion), Mike Silver (guitar), Martin Frith (fiddle) and Cheryl and Julie (vocals).
Artist's Website
Fly Yeti Fly

Fly Yeti Fly

Fringe Tent, Friday 25th August 6pm

Fly Yeti Fly are acoustic duo Lorna Somerville and Darren Fisher.

Blending sensitive vocal harmonies with intricate guitar arrangements, mandolin and harmonica, they have a natural and free-spirited sound, and a warm engaging personality to their music that draws others into their world, telling tales of love, loss and living off the land. With a musical style that has been described as ‘dream-folk’, their melodic songs echo influences from 1960s folk musicians, modern Americana and their home in the South-West of England.

Before they formed in 2013, they were on very different paths – Lorna was working in Cambodia, while Darren was on the west coast of America meeting a different breed of weird and wonderful creatures. Then, at a chance meeting one evening back in Devon, they stayed up all night, playing songs to the seagulls and swapping stories. A few months later they were living together in a caravan, on an island, in the middle of a canal, in Belgium. Thus began their mission to fill this place with music and homegrown food!

Since then, they’ve travelled far and wide together in their trusty steed, “Haggie” the camper, and have met many beautiful people along the way.

“Fly Yeti Fly layer their material with becalming webs that captivate the listener.”
www.emergingindiebands.com

“Beautiful harmonies ... lovely lyrics & lovely tunes. Lorna & Darren clearly make sweet music together.”
Calstock Arts

‘A really rather beautiful debut album of original material -- tasteful and sparing. Roots & Shoots Show, Phonic FM ExeterArtist's Website
The Stowes

The Stowes

Fringe Tent, Friday 25th August 6.40pm

Having all grown up in the quiet fishing town of Padstow, Calum Toby Kevin and Tom have spent many years playing music together, whether it be during the towns annual May Day celebrations or during a wintery Sunday afternoon, all huddled round the fire in one of the local pubs.

The four lads are very proud of their Cornish heritage, and mixed in with the traditional Irish and English folk music, the strong Cornish influence can be heard. As is the case with many Cornish villages, their other main musical influence is the sea. This is also compounded by the fact that both Calum and Tom are merchant seamen, so the group do enjoy any opportunity to rip out a shanty or song of the sea that will be sure to get your foot tapping!

With a full-bodied combination of accordion, stomp box, guitars, mandolins and more varieties of banjo than you knew existed; The Stowes can fill up any venue, small or large, with toe-tapping music to get the crowds going.Artist's Website
Brian Phillips

Brian Phillips

Fringe Tent, Saturday 26th August 11.30am

A wide-ranging repertoire, covering folk, blues, ragtime and more, all from both traditional and contemporary stables, and even a self-penned song or two may creep in to his wide and varied act. Brian is simply a man for all occasions.

A perfect combination for a good solo singer musician is talented musicianship, fine singing and presentation and a subtle touch of humour. With Brian, you get the set!Artist's Website
Coastal Belles

Coastal Belles

Fringe Tent, Saturday 26th August 12.10pm
Shanty St, Saturday 26th August 3.45pm (D)

In three part harmony, the Coastal Belles perform all over Cornwall singing a variety of a Capella songs from folk to modern; songs you all know and love with a 'Belles' twist and occasionally adding in a ukulele and percussion for fun.

The Coastal Belles enjoy a great musical connection between them while doing what they love the most, singing!
Alex Hedley

Alex Hedley

Fringe Tent, Saturday 26th August 12:50pm

Alex Hedley came to music after leaving school and sleeping in the back of vans, hanging out in a caravan at an abandoned school.

A two month move to a remote island in Scotland, with countless hours of recording, helped Alex finally create his first EP Shadow Lake. The frozen Scottish winter contributed to the soundscape, mixing hopeful waves that will coincide with its spring landing. It's a collection of alternative folk rock, a wash of sound colours.

Alex cites Nick Drake, Jeff Buckley and Pink Floyd as some of his musical favourites, all things you may hear seeping through the live shows with fast finger picking and orchestral wails.Artist's Website
Devonbird

Devonbird

Fringe Tent, Saturday 26th August 13.30pm
Shanty St, Saturday 26th 2.45pm (C)

Devonbird are an exciting folk trio from Devon. Recent finalists in the 2013 South West Music Awards, the trio are Kath Bird (singer/songwriter), supported by Sophia Colkin (aka Squeak) on violin with Rob Wheaton on guitar. Their music shows a wide range of folk music, both original and traditional that combine both foot stomping jigs and reels with haunting ballads and songs – often having their origins in old Devonshire folklore and dialect. They came to our festival in 2014 when their first studio recorded album "Hangman's Daughter" had just been released.
Cragg's Law

Cragg's Law

Fringe Tent, Saturday 26th August 2.10pm
Shanty St, Saturday 26th August noon (D)

Marc has been playing guitar since the age of 11 and has recently discovered a zest for playing melodeon and writing folk-inspired tunes. Andrew was a classically-trained violinist and has taken up folk fiddle, picking up his violin after a gap of nearly 40 years. Meeting after both joining the Golowan Band in 2014, Marc and Andrew found a mutual spark and passion in playing folk music together and are now Cragg's Law. Now an established duo in the Penzance folk scene and playing an eclectic mixture of tunes from Cornwall, England and Ireland as well as Marc's original tunes, Craggs Law will get your feet tapping and your heart singing.Artist's Website
Tin Taxi

Tin Taxi

Fringe Tent, Saturday 26th August 2.50pm
Shanty St, Saturday 26th 11.45am (E), Sunday 27th 12.30pm (E) & 3.45pm (B), Monday 28th August 11am (E)

Linda and Dave have been singing and playing in many folk clubs, open mics and festivals up and down the country -- well, Linda lives in Cornwall, and Dave in Scotland!

They play Americana, plus contemporary and traditional folk, usually on guitar, mandolin and harmonica. But they occasionally bring out an 8 string ukelele, a banjo, a guitalele, or a Puerto Rican cuatro.

Dave used to sing and play harmonica, guitar and banjo in a blues duo called Highway 61. Linda currently sings with the popular Cornish acapella group Kescana, and they both play in Cornish band Bagas Crowd.
Artist's Website
Cecile

Cecile

Fringe Tent, Saturday 26th August 3.30pm
Shanty St, Saturday 26th 2.15pm (A)

Cecile is a singer-songwriter based in Bristol, UK. For years she divided her time between native France and the British Isles, developing a distinct style of sound influenced by her engagement with both cultures. However it was on the streets of Bristol that she felt the surge of inspiration to create her new material.

Cécile sings in both French and English with a voice that silences rooms, accompanying herself with gentle nylon string guitar arrangements, resulting in a harmonious and emotive texture similar to the likes of Kate Rusby and Leonard Cohen.

Through simple and honest acoustic live performances Cecile touches and transports the audience emotionally, exploring smooth folk tunes with distinctive vocals. Her debut opus Ten Past Twelve was released in 2015 and is the fruit of collaboration with musician/producer Jack Cookson.

Artist's Website
Sam Patten

Sam Patten

Fringe Tent, Saturday 26th August 4.10pm

Sam Patten is a bouzouki player and singer/songwriter of traditional and contemporary folk music, based in Bridgwater, Somerset.

His toe-tapping songs spin folk yarns reminiscent of the folk scene's finest artists and his talents were most recently recognised in being invited to play opening slots for five-time BBC Radio 2 nominee Jim Causley and multi award winning band Faustus. Artist's Website
The O'Frankel Family Band

The O'Frankel Family Band

Fringe Tent, Saturday 26th August 4.50pm
Shanty St, Sunday 27th August, times tbc

A three-generation family band, the good ship O'Frankel crashes its cargo of bluegrass, folk, straggler blues and their own songs onto the Cornish coast. Six or so O'Frankels on board with guitars, banjo, fiddles, bass and luscious vocal harmonies.
The Woods

The Woods

Fringe Tent, Saturday 26th August 5.30pm
Shanty St, Saturday 26th August 1.30pm & 3.45pm (A)

The Woods are a young five-piece alternative folk rock band from Cornwall, with a sound that can best be compared to Mumford and Sons. “Energy, enthusiasm and talent ooze out of this band” said Alstock Music Festival organiser Luke Hodge. "This is real music beautifully crafted and performed”, thought Radio St Austell Bay presenter Sheila Vanloo. A LostFest audience member considered their show “The best live performance I have seen since seeing Bob Dylan 40 years ago”.

Over the past year, The Woods performed at Eden Project, World Pasty Championships, as well as opening up Alstock Music Festival on the Main Stage. Their music is regularly aired on local radio stations, including playing a live set on BBC Introducing. Last year, they released their debut single, “Time” now available on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon Music. Artist's Website
The Portraits

The Portraits

Fringe Tent, Saturday 26th August 6.10pm
Shanty St, Saturday 26th August 12.30pm (C) & 3pm (D)

Anglo-Irish alt-folk duo The Portraits, aka husband and wife songwriters Lorraine and Jeremy Millington from Galway and Bristol respectively, reached the iTunes chart in January 2015 with their charity single The Rest Of Time, championed by BBC Radio 2 and featuring the voices of 2,000 people recorded across the UK during 2014 all singing to save lives lost to blood cancers.

2016 saw The Portraits play at Glastonbury Festival, and complete work on their seventh studio album Global Heartbeat, released 21st April 2017 with a major album launch at The Drawingroom in Chesham, Bucks the following day. The album is a call to the world to unite against hatred, and its first single, Nobody Can Ever Murder Love, a reaction to the horror of MP Jo Cox's murder. The duo felt the UK needed to heal from the division caused by the vote to leave the European Union.

They also donate much of their proceeds to a school for disadvantaged children in Burma/Myanmar.Artist's Website
Moody Will & The Roll

Moody Will & The Roll

Fringe Tent, Saturday 26th August 6.50pm

This Bristol-based country blues group have been busy building a strong reputation for fusing their authentic sound with stellar songwriting and breakneck live shows.

Lead singer William Hardiman and lead guitarist Simon Campbell started writing together as classmates and have been perfecting their craft ever since. Now working either as a dynamic duo or as leaders of a powerhouse hand they bring this unique sound to you with style, sincerity and Rock 'n' Roll exuberance!
Artist's Website
Folk Mass

Folk Mass

Fringe Tent, Sunday 27th August 10.30am

Multi-faith service, all welcome!
Thorn and Roses

Thorn and Roses

Causley Celebration, Wadebridge Town Hall, Thursday 24th August, 5pm-10pm
Hosting Session at The Ship, Friday 25th August 8-11pm
Fringe Tent, Sunday 27th August 11.30pm

Thorn and Roses are a three-part mixed voice unaccompanied close harmony folk group performing traditional and contemporary material.

Slick delivery, joyful harmonies, great professionalism, plus a good injection of fun, they are Rowena Metters, Sylvia Fletcher, and Jinks Jenkin, who joined voices a number of years ago inspired by their mutual love of unaccompanied close harmony singing.

They are all accomplished singers in their own right, but since forming Thorn and Roses they have developed a style and presentation that has gained them quite a following in this country, with much interest from the Cornish communities of North America.

This year Sylvia and Rowena, who have harmonised together since they were teenagers, celebrate 50 years as performers. Congratulations, you stars!Artist's Website
Figurehead

Figurehead

Fringe Tent, Sunday 27th August 12.10pm

Figurehead is a powerful all-female acapella group based in Cornwall who share a mutual love of shanties, songs of the sea and shorelines.

You may have caught them at many festivals and events, including the Eden Pasty Championships, Falmouth Shanty, Priddy and Port Elliot, and with Looe Music Festival. Or at the Cornwall Folk Festival Fundraiser in March.

They claim that "if it contains a reference to water, however slight, we consider it fair game!"Artist's Website
Tim Brine and Sue Franklin

Tim Brine and Sue Franklin

Fringe Tent, Sunday 27th August 12.50pm
Shanty St, Saturday 26th 1.30pm (D), Sunday 27th August 2.15pm (D)

Tim and Sue have been singing as a duo for over 20years .Their enchanting style has endeared them to audiences at clubs and festivals and they never fail to please.

They draw their music from both traditional and contemporary sources as well as their own self penned songs of social comment which reflect their commitment to environmental and social causes.Artist's Website
The Grenaways

The Grenaways

Fringe Tent Sunday 27th August, 1.30pm

The Grenaways could be said to be mining the rich veins of inspirational ore that course through their home turf, adding a sense of their own ties to the region and especially its Celtic heritage.
But, they are a band set for far wider horizons than just Cornwall with a massive and alternative sound billowing through their musical sails.Artist's Website
Thursdays Band

Thursdays Band

Fringe Tent, Sunday 27th August 2.10pm
Shanty St, Sunday 27th August 12.30pm (C)

Thursdays Band is a Cambridge quartet sitting somewhere in the valley between the tranquil highlands of English folk and the high sierra of Americana. Musically, they come from every direction: folk and orchestral, blues and cajun, jazz and country, woodworking and wordsmithing.

The core unit is two locked down guitars, flowing viola and fiddle (or mandolin), and tight three-part harmony. Their repertoire combines great original songs, celtic and bluegrass tunes and a selection of carefully chosen covers.

It's a spellbinding combination, reflected in a fast growing fan base. Artist's Website
Rakes Adrift

Rakes Adrift

Fringe Tent, Sunday 27th August 2.50pm
Shanty St, Sunday 27th August 12.45 (D)

Featuring fiddle, melodeon, banjo, guitar, whistle and bodhran, Devon's Rakes Adrift combine traditional and contemporary music and song to create an exciting and varied sound.

From rousing jigs, reels and lively songs to quieter atmospheric numbers, the four-piece band of musicians are available for concerts, festivals, weddings, parties, functions and other events.

Colin: whistle, bodhran, percussion, vocals; Paul: fiddle, banjo, guitar, vocals; Garry: melodeon, percussion, vocals; Rhys: guitar, melodeon, vocals. Artist's Website
Marvailh

Marvailh

Fringe Tent, Sunday 27th August 3.30pm
Shanty St, Monday 28th August 12.30pm (C)
Wadebridge Town Hall, Monday 28th August 7.30pm



“Marvailh”, in Breton, means “fantasy tale”. Five talented musicians from Rennes have come together to write their own story. Through their passion of Breton music, these five young men from different musical backgrounds (saxophone, accordion, guitar, double bass and drums) have let themselves be carried by the influences of jazz and pop in their everyday life. Deeply rooted in traditional music, always attentive to dancers, Marvailh uses all its energy to produce a velvety, enthralling and powerful sound which is reminiscent of a jazz quintet.

With Black Friday

Steve Dagleish

Steve Dagleish

Fringe Tent, Sunday 27th August 4.10pm
Shanty St, Sunday 27th August 12.45 (A)

Hull-born, London resident Steve Dagleish returned to public performance after a 30-year gap. With some songwriting workshops from Blood Brothers' author Willy Russell and the one and only Ray Davies, he took to composing and performing in large and equal measures. In 2013, he performed at the 'Folkstock' festival and then wrapped himself in his home studio to record the album 'Only Losers Write on Bridges'.

Steve loves live audiences. In 2015, he headlined Saltburn Folk Club's February concert and entertained over a hundred at a series of intimate 'House Concerts'. He began a collaboration with respected songwriter and performer Sara Dennis, supporting Cath and Phil Tyler at Eaglescliffe's The Waiting Room, Brigid's Mantle at Saltburn's Spa and Chris Wood at Whitby's La Rosa, and performed with the popular folk band Ranagri in London and at Saltburn's Earthbeat Centre.

A busy 2016 included summer performances at Lyme Folk Weekend, Moreton Music Day, Wood(bury)stock and several venues around the South-West, including, of course, the Cornwall Folk Festival. we welcome him back with open arms!Artist's Website
Sea Change

Sea Change

Fringe Tent, Sunday 27th August 4.50pm

Concentrating on three female vocals Seachange began life in 2012. After trying various instrumental configurations they settled on one acoustic guitar, enabling the audience to hear the clear quality of the vocals. Singing songs from blues, folk, pop and rock, old and new, Seachange offer music with three part harmony arrangements giving new ways to enjoy great songs.

From sensitive love songs to upbeat pop/rock you can choose to sit and listen or get up and dance. Either way you are guaranteed to enjoy Seachange any time you see them.
Geoff Lakeman

Geoff Lakeman

Various, including Fringe Tent, Sunday 27th August 5.30pm

A Cornishman who has lived on Dartmoor for 40 years, Geoff has been described as "a stalwart of the West Country Folk scene and the father of a virtual folk dynasty."

He's the dad of Sean, Sam and Seth Lakeman, who are all internationally renowned folk musicians.They began playing as children in a family band with Geoff and violinist mum, Joy.

Geoff is a leading exponent of the rare Crane Duet concertina. He performs self-written and West Country songs, English, Irish and Scottish folk and other music as varied as Jimmie Rodgers,the Louvin Brothers, Richard Thompson and Randy Newman. He's also one of the few to play 1920's/ 30's jazz on an authentic 1920's instrument.

His smooth tenor vocals and unique concertina accompaniment have won him plaudits and fans over the years but it has only been since retiring from a long career as a Fleet Street Journalist that Geoff has truly spread his wings musically.

2017 sees the release of Geoff's debut album 'After All These Years'. With a stellar line up of musical family and friends it showcases his talents perfectly and illustrates the high regard and affection in which he is held. Artist's Website
Little Beach

Little Beach

Fringe Tent, Sunday 27th August 6.10pm
Shanty St, Saturday 26th 1.15pm (C), Sunday 27th 11.15am (D), Monday 28th August 11.15am & 12.45 (D) & 2.45 (C)

Little Beach is a modern Folk band based in SE London. The members are Alan Cummings, Stephen Brayne and Nick Bidgood. All three are experienced musicians with track records going back to the 60s, 70s and 80s in rock, folk, blues and indie bands. As Little Beach they deliver musical tales with folk, pop, swing, jazz and blues flavours, words that make you smile or cry and choruses that invite you to sing along. Since forming in 2015, they have been gigging regularly in SE London, Kent and beyond.

In February 2016, Little Beach released their first album The River and Other Tales. Tracks from the album have been played on BBC Radio Kent Folk and in February 2016 the album was featured during an hour long radio interview on HCA Radio with Alan Cummings.Artist's Website
Hell On Heels

Hell On Heels

Fringe Tent, Sunday 27th August 6.50pm

Home-grown rock and folk. Helen Whitthread's energy, vocals and guitar back the perfect voice of Morwenna Gee, with Paul McNulty keeping them under control on cajon. Expect acoustic takes on many familiar numbers, including a bit of Kylie Minogue and Alice Russell.
Nick Mears

Nick Mears

Fringe Tent, Monday 28th August 12.10pm
Shanty St, Monday 28th August 2pm (E)

Nick is an acoustic singer/songwriter born in Cornwall, who originally trained as an artist but decided to leave behind conventional education to travel the world, during which the focus of his career completely flipped. He began learning his new craft on the acoustic guitar, and has found himself playing shows in all corners of the world.

In between the flights to foreign lands, Nick likes to spend his time around his homelands in Cornwall, surfing, gigging and hanging out in the studio are the usual. He has played live professionally for five years now, and has decided to compile his original material to make his debut album 'Lifes Golden Era'. It has been a year in the making, lovingly recorded in Cornwall's VIP Lounge and featuring some incredible musicians Nick calls friends.
Artist's Website
Salt and Sky

Salt and Sky

Fringe Tent, Monday 28th August 12.50pm.

Cornish folk fiddle duo Salt & Sky (Emma Packer and Lizzie Pridmore) are building a strong reputation for their exuberant performances of traditional Cornish music, sprinkled with a good helping of their own new material. Rooted in the local folk tradition, alive with originality and creativity, each arrangement is crafted with warmth that captures their love for Cornwall.
Artist's Website
Skylark

Skylark

Fringe Tent, Monday 28th August 1.30pm
Shanty St, Saturday 26th Noon (A), Sunday 27th 3pm (A), Monday 28th August 3.45pm (A)

Skylark explores the melodic and rhythmic boundaries of folk and jazz.

Beautifully matched soprano and alto Lynette Rentoul and Lorraine Rooke mingle with an occasional splash of Adrian Jones’ tenor, who also adds double bass, keyboards, and sometimes guitar, mandolin and percussion.

their songs are arranged for either accapella voices, or two or three voices with keyboards or bass. This, combined with a very varied set that strolls from folk to jazz, classical and pop, results in a lively performance that keeps audiences listening!

So enjoy delicious takes on The Beatles, James Taylor, Led Zeppelin, Duke Ellington, Karine Polwart and Pete Morton, along with contemporary songwriters.Artist's Website
Willow

Willow

Fringe Tent, Monday 28th August 2.10pm

Willow are Heather, Anne, Cath, Lynda and Donna. We are mothers and grandmothers who love to sing in harmony from the heart and soul.

Our name comes from the willow tree which can bend without breaking and can be used as a creative medium. All of us over the years have been 'bent' by difficult circumstances without breaking -- and we've gone on to create harmonies and songs we love to sing together.

Sometimes there are only four of us, as one of us lives in Portugal!
Spot The Dog

Spot The Dog

Fringe Tent, Monday 28th August 2.50pm

Spot the Dog, a collective of local musicians, are the darlings of the Wadebridge cafe scene with their eclectic mix of folk, blues, gems from the great British and American songbooks, and their own wry originals. Given their wickedly loose interpretation of what may comprise folk/acoustic/roots music, the only question is how FAR may they go?
Just Jazz Guitars

Just Jazz Guitars

Fringe Tent, Monday 28th August 3.30pm
Shanty St, Sunday 27th 3.30pm (C), Monday 28th August 1.30pm (A)

A duo that plays an eclectic mixture of Jazz, Latin and Blues styles, incorporating a repertoire of new standards from popular recent songs. The duo play mainly in North Cornwall, having twice performed at the Port Isaac Music Festival, plus a host of other local events and fundraising for RNLI and Oxjam etc.

John McGinley is a professional musician from London, having played with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra; Landscape; and performed in the Soho Jazz Festival, Rye Jazz Festival and also plays at many jazz venues around London with other high profile players.
Kew Jumpers Jug Band

Kew Jumpers Jug Band

Fringe Tent, Monday 28th August 4.10am

The Kew Jumpers Jug Band are a local group of musicians who first got together in The Red Lion Inn, St Kew Highway to play blues, skiffle and other such music with an up tempo good time feel.

With a fluid membership of proficient musicians, their motto is 'Never the same line-up twice' but an entertaining set is always guaranteed. They are very popular on the local music scene and generate a great party atmosphere wherever they play.
Taking The Piskies

Taking The Piskies

Fringe Tent, Monday 28th August 4.50pm
Shanty St, Saturday 26th 2pm (C), Sunday 27th 3.45pm (D), Monday 28th August 12.45 (A)

Steve plays mandolin and bazouki, Debbie the whistle, bodhran and shruti, Barbara the bass viol, harp and violin, and Vince guitar, mandolin and bouzouki.

We sing and play folk music with a twist, sometimes diving deep into our Celtic Heritage with ballads and sea shanties, sometimes singing more contemporary songs, and we have our own compositions too.

Folk music is a participant sport, we try to sing songs that you will want to join in with!Artist's Website
The McSmiths

The McSmiths

Fringe Tent, Monday 28th August 5.30pm

Annie: Vocals, Bodhran, Cajon, Triangle, Tambourine & metal thing
Paul: Mandolin, Slide Guitar, Vocals, Guitar, Accordion
Piers: Double Bass
Brigid: Whistle Damaris: Violin
Steve: Vocals, Various Guitars, Mandolin
We play original music written by Steve and arranged by the band. a mixture of folk and blues, happy and sad, up and down. that sort of thing. hopefully with a smile on our face.

No guarantee can be given that any events will take place, or any artists will perform at a particular time, or at all. We will, however, make every effort to carry out the programme as advertised.

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