The unique Anglo-Chilean collaboration taken at Fylde in September 1994
Aly, who I first came across playing with the Boys of the Lough. is Scotland’s supreme traditional style fiddler, his playing is unique – driving, impassioned and pure. He is seen here accompanied by Swedish multi-instrumentalist Ale Möller and Bruce Molsky who his one of the most influential old-time fiddlers around.
Described as one of Sweden's greatest popstars. Marit transcends boundaries and manages to effortlessly bridge the gap between the indie and mainstream crowd. She is seen here supporting Kathryn Williams and Neill MacColl on their March 2008 tour.
Eric Bogle the prolific singer/songwriter taken at The Free Trade Hall, Manchester in 1982. Although Scottish by birth has been resident in Australia for the last 30 years.
Legendary US country music singer Suzy Bogguss has released one platinum and three gold albums in her career as well as charting six top ten singles. She has won a GRAMMY award (for Best Traditional Folk Album) as well as several awards from the Academy of Country Music and The Country Music Association. With a career spanning over thirty years she has collaborated with some of Nashville's most influential songwriters.
Following the enormous success of her single All You Had, Nell's third album Wayfarer was released in July 2014. The album finds Nell continuing her creative journey further into the world of rhythmic and electronic pop. Stylistically, Wayfarer is inspired by Fleetwood Mac, but with Nell's soaring vocals reminiscent of classic Annie Lennox in her "Diva" heyday.
Singing here with Golden Bough at Fylde in September 1986.
I had the good fortune to see Harry on a number of occasions, from the late 70's until his untimely death in 1981, as a solo performer, in the company of his brother Tom and with his great band. An unforgettable 'live' performer adored by his fans he wrote short, poignant, biographical novels and set them to music. Every year at least half of his concerts were either for charity or as a benefit. A wonderful man who left so many memories that I could never do him justice here!
After two and a half years of recording and touring with the Wailin Jennys, Annabelle finally released her much-anticipated solo album, Resilience and receives consistent rave reviews around the world inspiring audiences wherever she goes. Having always enjoyed her with the Jenny's, her solo show was equally enjoyable allowing the audience to appreciate the full spectrum of her talent.
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Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby
Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby
The Canadian singer/songwriter singing his "Beguilling Eyes" at Rochdale Folk Festival in August 1989.
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The 60's icon performing better than ever at Fylde in September 1993.
Weaving wooden flute, fiddle, acoustic guitar, jaw harp, bass and foot percussion with strong vocal harmonies, French-Canadian band Genticorum offer a blend of traditional songs and tunes as well as original compositions.
The Good Lovelies' textbook three-part harmonies, constant instrument swapping and witty on-stage banter have enlivened the folk music landscape since they joined forces in 2006. Lighthearted songwriting and irresistibly buoyant dispositions have made them the darlings of the summer festival circuit, and their blithe brand of folk music has universal appeal.
The Cuban guitar wizard seen at Fylde in September 1988.
Unfortunately Issac lost his battle with cancer on New Years Eve 2002 and is sadly missed!
Lucy Kaplansky is a rare vocal talent, "a truly gifted performer...full of enchanting songs" (New York Times). Raised by a piano-playing mathematician and a homemaker in Chicago, Lucy began singing in bars when she was still a teenager, even travelling to Norway to perform as a country singer. When she was just out of high school, she took off for New York City, where she became part of the renaissance of the Greenwich Village folk scene centered around Folk City and the Fast Folk recordings. Her compatriots included Suzanne Vega, The Roches, Steve Forbert and John Gorka as well as her frequent duo partner Shawn Colvin. The New York Times said it was "easy to predict stardom for her". Teamed with Dar Williams and Richard Shindell in Cry Cry Cry in 1998 and, later in 2010, in Red Horse with John Gorka and Eliza Gilkyson; her penchant for folk super groups doesn't stop her from being a compelling solo performer.
James Keelaghan and Hugh McMillan
James seen here with Hugh MacMillan his partner
on the last couple of tours.
James Keelaghan and Hugh McMillan (2014)
Called Canada’s finest singer songwriter by the respected American journalist and historian Dave Marsh, James Keelaghan is an artist who has proven to be a man for all seasons. As the calendar pages have turned, for a quarter of a century now, this poet laureate of the folk and roots music world has gone about his work with a combination of passion and curiosity. His masterful story telling has, over the course of eleven recordings, been part of the bedrock of his success, earning Keelaghan nominations and awards – including a Juno and acclaim from Australia to Scandinavia.
Keelaghan, Hugh McMillan and Jane
James is seen her with both of his long time friends Hugh and Oliver
In Spring 2007 James toured with Hugh McMillan and Jaime RT, who played a 5-string viola that she has lovingly penned the “fiddola”
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Keelaghan and Oliver
James another Canadian singer/songwriter, (and for me the best of them all), taken here with the wonderful Oliver Schroer.
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