Artists, Bands and Performers

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This is a list of all the wonderful artists we have worked with over the years - from back when we were called The Magpie's Nest, with Global Local, and now with Fire in the Mountain Festival and other events.
This list is not exhaustive.

A&E Old Time Stringband

 A&E are Andy ‘Accident’ Quelch and Emily ‘Emergency’ Smith. Andy... [More info]

Aaron Jonah Lewis

Aaron Jonah Lewis is a multi-instrumentalist, educator and performer. He has been playing fiddle,... [More info]

Abdoulaye Samb

ABDOULAYE SAMB Minnjiaraby is a band founded in 2001 by Abdulaye Samb, guitarist singer composer... [More info]

Abdoulaye Samb & Minnjiraby

We are vey excited to announce a unique and specially commissioned 'Fire In The Mountain' line-up... [More info]

Adam Beattie and the Consultants

The Consultants are a shifting group of musicians focused around band-leader and song writer Adam... [More info]

Adam Hurt

Deemed a "banjo virtuoso" by the Washington Post, Adam Hurt has fused several traditional... [More info]


  ahab is an alt-country collective hailing from the vibrant music scene in Hoxton and... [More info]

Alabaster DePlume

Alabaster dePlume delights in his own confusion. He embraces it. It makes him look a bit... [More info]

Alasdair Roberts

Glasgow based Roberts is one of a rare breed of singer, existing in the realm where traditional... [More info]

Allan Yn Y Fan

Allan Yn Y Fan is a multi-instrumental quintet as famed now for their “beautiful vocals... [More info]

Aly Bain, Ale Möller and Bruce Molsky

A melodically and rhythmically exciting collaboration by three of the world’s leading musicians... [More info]

Ana Silvera

Following her debut single 7" 'Hometown', recently launched to to a packed house at the... [More info]

Automatic Sam

  Who is Automatic Sam? Honestly, we’ve got no clue. But when you listen to Captain... [More info]

Barbarella's Bang Bang

On the cusp of releasing their debut album on Independant record label 'Uncleowen Music' in Japan,... [More info]

Bella Hardy

 Bella Hardy is a contemporary folk musician, singer and songwriter from Edale in Derbyshire.... [More info]

Belshazzar's Feast

Paul met accordionist Paul Hutchinson in the (long-defunct) band Life of Reilly in 1995. Finding... [More info]

Beth Porter

Beth Porter is an in-demand cellist, based in Bath, UK. She has over 60 album credits on a wide... [More info]

Bill Evans and Megan Lynch

Bill Evans and Megan Lynch are combining efforts and the result is greater than the sum of its... [More info]

Blind Boy Paxton

Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton (born 1989) is an American multi-instrumentalist blues musician... [More info]

Blue Rose Code

Blue Rose Code is Scottish-born, London-based Ross Wilson. Raised in a council high rise by his... [More info]

Boat to Row

Boat to Row are a collective of instrument swapping, harmony sharing friends from the Midlands;... [More info]

Bobby McGees

Shortly after his Grandfathers funeral Jimmy discovered a ukulele in the attic and a small... [More info]


Bodega are; Gillian Chalmers (Fraserburgh), Ross Couper (Shetland), Tia Files (Oban), Norrie... [More info]

Bon Débarras (Quebec)

Bon Débarras’ folk music is deeply rooted in the memory of French-speaking America. On... [More info]


Scottish firebrands Breabach are one of the most talked about bands on the folk scene. Their... [More info]

Brian Kelly

London continues to nurture fine exponents of the banjo: Brian Kelly is one of the latest in a long... [More info]

Brian Peters and Jeff Davis

Traditional Songs and Music spanning the Atlantic Brian Peters and Jeff Davis are two top-class... [More info]

Brickwork Lizards

In just over 8 years together, Brickwork Lizards has built a reputation as one of the most... [More info]

Bristol Afrobeat Project

Formed by some of Bristol’s top jazz musicians in 2010, the mighty 12-piece Bristol Afrobeat... [More info]

Brooke Sharkey

‘Brooke has an incredible voice, amazing control and Grace’ The Observer   ‘... [More info]

Bruce Molsky

Alone or with fellow musicians; guitar, fiddle, or banjo in hand, Bruce Molsky has been exploring... [More info]

Buffo's Wake

Gypsy punk lunatics with a taste for the macabre. Festival veterans, regularly appearing at some of... [More info]

Cakes and Ale

Cakes and Ale are a six piece Norfolk based Folk inspired band. They play a range of instruments... [More info]


From the land of song, the Manic Street Preachers, Stereophonics and Catatonia come the latest... [More info]

Cath and Phil Tyler

"Folk moves into a new era with Cath and Phil. Their combination of earthiness and grit, raw... [More info]

Cedars, The

This summer The Cedars have been spreading the spirit of old-time Blues and Americana to audiences... [More info]

Chicken Shed Zeppelin

Chicken Shed Zeppelin play old-time fiddle-thrashing, yeeharhollerin' breakneck speed acoustic... [More info]

Christine Cooper

Once upon a time there came a girl from wild west Wales, where the sea eats the land inch by inch.... [More info]


Chumbawamba, a band that surely need no introduction or lengthy biography! [More info]


"Medieval Folk Funk - truly something else, a wonder to experience" - The Magpie's Nest... [More info]

Claudia Aurora Fado

Claudia Aurora is a fadista (fado singer) and songwriter from Oporto, Portugal. She is based in... [More info]

Coco and the Butterfields

Coco and the Butterfields “Very cool band!” Bob Geldof “They’re definitely... [More info]

Cocos Lovers

“Kentish folk with an African twist” THE INDEPENDENT Formed in early 2008, Cocos Lovers (... [More info]

Corn Potato String Band - Aaron Jonah Lewis

The Corn Potato String Band play authentic American Appalachian folk music. The members of this... [More info]


'The Cosmicorus' are a jazz/ folk band with 5 singers, double bass, guitar and sax and they are... [More info]

Cut A Shine

Anarchist Hillbilly Barn Dance Shenanigans with this troupe of musicians, charismatic callers and... [More info]

Dan Korn

The new Poet of London Town. Songwriter Dan Korn's guitar led folk, weaves enchanting melodies... [More info]

Dan Walsh + Will Pound

'The best banjo player I've seen in Britain' - Don Wayne Reno, Hayseed Dixie 'Dan is just about as... [More info]

Danny and the Champions of the World

Danny And The Champions Of The World talk of music and brotherhood, good times and the cosmic yee-... [More info]

Dark Patrick

Dark Patrick produce music described as Psychedelic/Noir/Experimental/Trip-hop Electronic rhythms... [More info]

David Broad

"The way David Broad plays guitar, it’s a finger-twister. This man from Leeds, England,... [More info]

Diane Cluck

Diane Cluck is from America and sings and makes music. [More info]

DJ Dolphin Boy

DJ Dolphin Boy is a well loved figure in Scottish festival circles, and a well know face... [More info]


Delyth & Angharad Jenkins [More info]

Dog Roses

"highly proficient....deliver lyrical doses of worldly wisdom, spinning a sweetly sincere line... [More info]

Dogan Mehmet and the Boombox Karavan

Dogan Mehmet and his Boombox Karavan are cultural misfits, straddling musical worlds as diverse as... [More info]

Double Bass Dan and Friends

  Double Bass Dan starts off this years Saturday with a slot featuring guests from all over... [More info]

Emily Portman

Emily Portman is a singer, writer and concertina player, commended by Shirley Collins, with a BBC... [More info]

Emit Bloch

i'm the miscegenated product of a cattle-ranching crew and a new york jew ... berkeley too [More info]

Ewan Mclennan

Yorkshire based Scottish folk singer studying traditional music at Leeds University and resident... [More info]


Come and celebrate - fernhill have just released their much anticipated new album 'Amser' ( Time )... [More info]

Finikity Chos

Finikity Chaos are a five-piece Klezmer/Breton/Eastern-European group. [More info]


Formed in 2007 through chance encounters on projects in the East End of London, Firefly started out... [More info]

Fitty Gomash

A high energy Bristol collective playing barnstorming ceilidhs, stomping folk and thigh-slapping... [More info]

Flamin' Mamies

Ahhh, those Flamin’ Mamies. The toe tappin’ deco dames from the jazz age! Syncopated... [More info]


 FLUTATIOUS came together after an inspiring trip to the Isle of Skye. The scenery and relaxed... [More info]

Foghorn Stringband

"One helluva rowdy old time string sure to get you out of your chair and dancing in the isles... [More info]


“Folkaoke”, a twisted fusion of Bluegrass, 80's power ballads and your favourite local village band... [More info]

Frank Fairfield

Frank Fairfield  is a young man and old time folk musician who plays fiddle, guitar and... [More info]

Frankie Armstrong

About Frankie Armstrong (in her own words!):   I’ve been singing professionally since 1964 and... [More info]

Furnace Mountain

Furnace Mountain consists of  Aimee Curl on Bass and Vocals, Danny Knicely on Mandolin and... [More info]

Garance Louis and the Mitochondries

 Impeccable and baffling French Music delivered with exuberance and panache! [More info]

Gentle Good

Gareth is a Welsh folk singer and songwriter of note and has formed the popular folk band The... [More info]

Georgia Ruth

 Aberystwyth's Georgia Ruth Williams is a student at Cambridge University, but is as talented... [More info]


Hailed by ‘Songlines’ Magazine as ‘another milestone in folk’s rebirth of cool moment’, Peter... [More info]

Goodnight Lenin

Goodnight Lenin caught the attention of audiences in Birmingham after releasing a YouTube video of... [More info]


"This band has enough steam in its heels to leave most of its peers in the starting blocks... [More info]

Habadekuk (Denmark)

Powerful horns, toe-tapping fiddle and contagious rhythms characterise Habadekuk – one of... [More info]

Halcyon Project

HALCYON are musicians/producers Barry Reid, John Somerville and Adam Sutherland. Packing a big... [More info]

Harlequin Dynamite

Marching Band from Liverpool!   [More info]

Harriet Starling and the Good Honeys

Harriet Starling and the Good Honeys blend bluegrass, swamp blues and retro reworkings with heart... [More info]

Harrison Brothers

Spawned in the basement of a Kings Cross pub, The Harrison Brothers are a trio of urban cowboys... [More info]

Hat Fitz and Cara

 The Legend of FitzMulholland Our tale begins nearly 10 generations ago in a place once known... [More info]

Helen Highwater String Band


Holloway Jug Band

Formed in 2007 the Holloway Jug Band have already made an impression on the London Rockabilly... [More info]


Songs about eating people! Dancing on graves! Infidelity! But it's not all bad news. Manchester's... [More info]

Hot Rock Pilgrims

The Hot Rock Pilgrims are a brand new old-time/bluegrass supergroup featuring some of the most... [More info]

Hungry March Band

photo credit: Michael Blase Roaring out of Brooklyn comes the Hungry March Band, NYC's legendary... [More info]

Ian King of England

Ian King The Bard Of Barnsley Ian King's story is one that wends its way from the proud streets of... [More info]

Jackie Oates

Jackie Oates is a singer and fiddle player hailing from Staffordshire. Her unique treatment of... [More info]


Jacobi are a five piece classic rock band based in Liverpool and formed in 2006. The band is made... [More info]

Jamie Harrison

Jamie Harrison sings about the struck world and plays death-rattle guitar rags for mothers on the... [More info]

Jamie Smith's Mabon

Jamie Smith's MABON are Wales' finest purveyors of original InterCeltic music. As comfortable on a... [More info]

Jarlath Henderson Trio

Two of the fieriest talents in contemporary Celtic piping, Scotland’s Ross Ainslie and Tyrone... [More info]

Jeff Jepson

“a voice that can melt the coolest of hearts” – “this man... [More info]

Jeff Warner

With warmth, humor and understated scholarship, Jeff Warner connects 21st century audiences with... [More info]

Jim Moray

Jim Moray is a 24 year old singer, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer who has created... [More info]

Jimmy Lightfoot

 JIMMY LIGHTFOOT (lead vocals & guitar) is the founder of the Church of Self Love and... [More info]

Jo Bartlett

Jo Bartlett has been writing, recording and performing music for over twenty years. Jo has... [More info]

John Dowling

John started playing music at age 5 when, encouraged by his family at home in Cornwall, he started... [More info]