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August 2020

Blacksmith

Friday Aug 28 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Town Hall, Wadebridge, The Platt
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7AQ
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Winchester's electric folk-rock Blacksmith who play in the style of the likes of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and The Albion Band.

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Geoff Lakeman and Rob Murch

Friday Aug 28 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Betjeman Centre, Wadebridge, Southern Way
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7BX United Kingdom
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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. And he’s a patron of the Cornwall Folk Festival. Geoff is a leading exponent of the rare Crane Duet concertina. He teases English and Irish folk, Americana and jazz songs out of this…

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O’Hooley & Tidow

Saturday Aug 29 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Town Hall, Wadebridge, The Platt
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7AQ
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With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, five star reviews and a feature in The Guardian, the song writing, voice and piano partnership of Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow is regarded as ‘One of British folk music’s mightiest combinations’ (MOJO). Belinda and Heidi’s boundless creativity has been described by The Guardian as ‘exceptional’. The Independent thinks theirs is ‘defiant, robust, northern, poetical, political folk music for the times we live…

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Dougie Maclean

Saturday Aug 29 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Town Hall, Wadebridge, The Platt
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7AQ
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Songwriter, composer and performer extraordinaire, Dougie MacLean is a star of concert halls and festivals all over the world, including New York’s Carnegie Hall, London’s Festival Theatre and the Sydney Opera House. His songs have been covered by artists including fellow Scots Paolo Nutini and Amy MacDonald, Irish greats Ronan Keating, Mary and Frances Black, Dolores Keane, Deanta and Cara Dillon, and Grammy award-winning US country singer Kathy Mattea. Caledonia topped the Scottish charts and become a Scottish contemporary anthem.…

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Steve Dan Mills

Saturday Aug 29 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Betjeman Centre, Wadebridge, Southern Way
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7BX United Kingdom
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Many CFF regulars will be pleased to see Steve back in Cornwall. Every time he plays, he has the audience eating out of his hand. From Nashville, he co-founded Speed Limit 35, one of the first folk rock bands in the US South and has enjoyed a solo career since the mid 70s. He’s performed at the Kerrville Folk Festival, London Folk Festival, Belfast Nashville Songwriter's Festival and more. He has recently moved to London and has begun performing in…

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Coastal Belles

Saturday Aug 29 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Betjeman Centre, Wadebridge, Southern Way
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7BX United Kingdom
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Coastal Belles are a close harmony singing group from Cornwall, who met five years ago and have been singing together ever since. They bring to the stage a selection of well-loved songs from folk to modern, to which they add a unique Belles twist. They blend three-part acapella harmonies with ukulele and piano accompaniment. They’ve been loved by Cornwall Folk Fest audiences ever since they started, and we are delighted to have them at the Betjeman Sessions as a featured…

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Brother Sea

Saturday Aug 29 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Town Hall, Wadebridge, The Platt
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7AQ
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Brother Sea are a South West based Celtic-folk band that brings together the acclaimed duo Harbottle & Jonas, with award winning song writer Kris Lannen and the haunting Celtic tones of Annie Baylis on fiddle. Their music is that of departure, adventure and new beginnings, sweeping you away with a sense of boldness and innocence with hypnotic vocals accompanied by classic folk instruments. Brother Sea create a sense of awe and intrigue with songs like campfire stories exploring heritage and…

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Merry Hell

Sunday Aug 30 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Town Hall, Wadebridge, The Platt
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7AQ
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Merry Hell play joyful folk-rock with a message of hope for these troubled times. Wigan-based, in just a few years they have risen to become festival favourites. Their albums have found favour with critics, broadcasters and music fans alike, and they continue to develop an enviable reputation for the quality of their song writing, recorded work and live performances. Cornwall Folk Fest team members caught them at a couple of festivals last year, and independently said “we have to book…

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Winter Wilson

Sunday Aug 30 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Town Hall, Wadebridge, The Platt
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7AQ
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When Mike Harding dubbed Winter Wilson as one of the hardest working duos on the circuit, he'd clearly done his homework. In 2019 aside from touring around the UK, Winter Wilson have performed in Australia, Spain, Belgium and Canada. They also released Live & Unconventional, the long-awaited live album that was recorded on tour and at Cropredy Festival last year with folk rock icons Fairport Convention. It is their live performance where these two really excel. Kip Winter and Dave…

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Handpicked

Sunday Aug 30 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Betjeman Centre, Wadebridge, Southern Way
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7BX United Kingdom
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A merging of three fine talents, each one complimenting the other to produce music of vitality, verve and vigour. Mic McCreadie honed his craft from the many influences that abounded during the big folk revival of the 60s. He has enjoyed a long association as a resident artist with most of the major Folk Music Clubs in Cornwall, and has performed at many major folk festivals, including main stage at Cambridge. His touring in Europe has earning him a reputation…

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