Today we are excited to announce the next wave of artists who will appear at this year’s English Folk Expo which takes place from Thursday 19th – Sunday 22nd October in Manchester.
Artists announced today are: Ríoghnach Connolly & Honeyfeet, Sam Lee, Martin Carthy & Jon Wilks, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Lady Nade, Bryony Griffith & Alice Jones, Ward Knútur Townes, Iona Lane, Rosie Hood Band, and Philippa Zawe.
Still residing as BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year, Ríoghnach Connolly’s taste for musical adventure is eclectic. Along with her companion players, Honeyfeet, they collectively drive a broad terrain of musical textures from esoteric protest songs to foot-tapping and floor-thumping dance rhythms.
Martin Carthy: A Special Evening of Song & Conversation with Jon Wilks is an extra-special chance to hear master craftsman Martin Carthy perform and reminisce on his illustrious career in folk song to date, with musical interludes and conversation with his talented friend, musician and journalist, Jon Wilks (Tradfolk).
Americana Nominated Artist of The Year 2023 Lady Nade is continuing her rise as a multi-award winning eclectic Folk and Americana singer-songwriter. Her third album ‘Willing’ entered both the official Folk and Americana charts on its release. Her songs carry messages of love, loss, hope, relationships, friendships and the positive connection between music, well-being.
Sam Lee plays a unique role in the British music scene. He’s an acclaimed, award-winning inventive singer, a folksong collector, and conservationist. He won a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Traditional Track, and was short-listed for a Mercury Music Prize. Sam was also named Artist of the Year at the 2016 Songlines Magazine Awards.
As established solo artists, Bryony & Alice are no strangers to the folk scene. As a powerful new duo, they have taken the folk scene by storm. Their debut duo album, ‘A Year Too Late and a Month Too Soon’, released in 2022, features interpretations of treasured old songs and has garnered 5 star reviews, and live radio performances including Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.
You can find out info on all confirmed artists HERE.
Further artists, including details of international showcasing artists are still to be announced.
If you are not already signed up as a delegate for this year’s event you can register HERE.