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Tredegar House

Folk Festival

 

8, 9 & 10 May 2020

 

Some of the artists we hope to have for the 2020 festival:

 AVANC:

 

A group drawn from 15 teenage traditional musicians who have come together to create Wales’ first national Youth Folk Ensemble. The line-up features fiddles, harps, whistles, cellos, guitar and pipes.

ALAW:

 

Wales’ greatest folk band, able to fill the Royal Albert Hall, delivering inspirational music from Wales and beyond with stunning instrumentalism. Alaw’s violinist, Oli Wilson-Dickson in particular, is an example of the festival’s nurturing of young talent. As a teenage musician in the 1990s we sponsored and chaperoned a series of tutorials in Ireland.

THE TRIALS OF CATO:

 

A folk supergroup in the making. Winners of Best Emerging Group at this year’s inaugural Wales Folk Awards and winners of the coveted Best Album trophy at the 2019 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

MARTYN JOSEPH:

 

South Wales-born and based undisputed giant of the singer-songwriter genre. Winner of Best Song for his anthemic Here Come The Young at the Wales Folk Awards. Dubbed the ‘Welsh Springsteen’ for his storming live performances.

FARA:

 

Multi award-winning quartet from the Orkneys (three violins, one keyboard) expanding the telling of the folk music from Welsh traditions of Avanc and Alaw to the fringes of the UK’s Celtic heritage.

RUSTY SHACKLE: .

 

Monmouthshire-based folk rock band formed in Caldicot, they are among the festival circuit’s greatest crowd pleasers. Their debut EP, Hounds Of Justice reached No.2 in the iTunes singer- songwriter chart and they have progressed to rapturous receptions at the Cambridge Folk Festival and alongside Emeli Sande.
BROOKS WILLIAMS: Of South Wales lineage, this Deep-South USA folk-blues star is recognised as one of the greatest living guitarists. We would hope to invite him to play with his great friend, the Bristol-born virtuoso violinist Aaron Catlow.
BARBARA DICKSON:

 The queen of British folk music, OBE and Olivier award-winning actress, Barbara is the biggest star the festival has considered booking and is evidence of our ambition to put South Wales in the front rank of British festival experiences. With 17 Platinum and Gold Discs for worldwide hits including I Know Him So Well, Another Suitcase In Another Hall, and Caravans she is the name to bring new audiences to the rest of our offerings

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