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The Platt
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7AQ

August 2022

Du Glas

Friday Aug 26 @ 6:45 am
Town Hall, Wadebridge, The Platt
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7AQ

Born out of the vibrant music scene in Penzance Du Glas offer their own brand of inventive and energetic heartland rock combining influences from Americana and folk music. Du Glas (Cornish for ‘black’ and ‘blue’) began their adventure in 2016 with Lucy Osborne (lead singer) and Anthony Power (guitarist and songwriter) performing at open mic nights and jam sessions in West Cornwall. With Lucy’s background in theatre and Anthony’s catchy tunes and meaningful lyrics, the duo captured audiences’ hearts with…

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O’Hooley & Tidow

Friday Aug 26 @ 6:45 pm
Town Hall, Wadebridge, The Platt
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7AQ
£8.75 – £17.5

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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Festival Community Folk Orchestra Workshops

Saturday Aug 27 @ 10:30 am
Town Hall, Wadebridge, The Platt
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7AQ
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£2.5 – £5

Calling all musicians! This year we are running a set of workshops to build a festival “community orchestra”, led by award-winning English piper David Faulkner. There will be a couple of morning workshops, open to all players of acoustic instruments and abilities, with the focus on fun learning and playing together. You do not have to read music, so if you have at least a basic level of skill on your instruments (advanced players also accommodated) come along! David is…

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Dougie Maclean

Saturday Aug 27 @ 6:45 pm
Town Hall, Wadebridge, The Platt
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7AQ
£12.5 – £25

(Tickets on sale from 1st March; concert included in full festival tickets.) 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…

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Brother Sea 3

Saturday Aug 27 @ 6:45 pm
Town Hall, Wadebridge, The Platt
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7AQ

Brother Sea 3 are a South West based Celtic-folk band that brings together award winning song writer Kris Lannen and Richard Threthewey and and the haunting cello tones of Cullum Ingram. 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 folklore as they gently…

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Fly Yeti Fly

Saturday Aug 27 @ 6:45 pm
Town Hall, Wadebridge, The Platt
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7AQ
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Fly Yeti Fly are the Wiltshire-based acoustic duo Lorna Somerville and Darren Fisher. Blending sensitive vocal harmonies with intricate guitar arrangements, mandolin and harmonica, the duo weave songs and stories from their travels together, with a sound that is reminiscent of the late-’60s folk scene. Now living on their canal boat on the Kennet & Avon canal, their music is influenced by their travels and life on the water. "A seriously incredible duo. Just stunning." James Santer, BBC Introducing Devon…

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Merry Hell

Sunday Aug 28 @ 6:45 pm
Town Hall, Wadebridge, The Platt
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7AQ
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£8.75 – £17.5

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 pre-Covid festivals, and independently said “we have to book them”…

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Winter Wilson

Sunday Aug 28 @ 6:45 pm
Town Hall, Wadebridge, The Platt
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7AQ

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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ISYLA

Sunday Aug 28 @ 6:45 pm
Town Hall, Wadebridge, The Platt
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7AQ
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Cornwall singer-songwriters Lizzie Freeborn and Amy Woodburn are a cross-generational duo formed in 2020 to offer a musical response to the climate crisis. They combine cinematic arrangements, dynamic harmonies and sultry grooves to sing the case for life on earth. Since their 2020 debut they have featured on BBC Introducing, Music Declares Emergency, The Conscious Festival, FATEA and Climate Live, and received critical acclaim from eco and music press around the world. ISYLA have performed for Climate Live, VOXJAM and…

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Granny’s Attic

Monday Aug 29 @ 6:45 pm
Town Hall, Wadebridge, The Platt
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7AQ
£8.75 – £17.5

If you caught Granny’s Attic at our last night of CFF 2019, you’d agree that we’d just had to book them again! Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (melodeon, concertina, vocals), George Sansome (guitar, vocals) and Lewis Wood (fiddle, mandolin, vocals) play the tradition with verve, energy and their own inimitable style. These three young men are all exceptional musicians and fine singers and play English traditional and original music. Formed in 2009, they have since wowed clubs and festivals up and down the…

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Handpicked

Monday Aug 29 @ 6:45 pm
Town Hall, Wadebridge, The Platt
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7AQ

Handpicked is a merging of two fine talents that began in that melting pot of 70s British Folk and Blues scene, 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…

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