Folk Concerts Sun
10 Jul/1- 4pm l Sun 17 Jul/1- 4pm Sun 10 Jul/1- 4pm
Free Stage, Level 0 Admission free
Featuring a selction of exciting artists who are reinventing British folk
Selected by Rob Young, editor at large, The Wire magazine.
A founder member of St Etienne, and a long time writer on music,
Bob Stanley is an avid
collector and expert on a huge range of British folk, underground
and forgotten sounds.
Stanley regularly DJs at the Swaddling Songs club night at Cecil
Sharp House in Camden, London.
Hawk & A Hacksaw
A past member of Neutral Milk Hotel, Broadcast, Bablicon and Guignol,
Jeremy BarnesÕs solo project finds him dressed in top hat and a patchwork
of early 20th
century garb, playing emotive accordion passages while travelling
through Eastern European folk
traditions, klezmer, mariachi, American folk and modern composition.
Assembly is an acoustic mass-improvisation group open to all.
Many players have never played an instrument before, some people are
bands, some are classical virtuosos with no experience of improvising.
For each performance, Adem, AssemblyÕs creator, devises a set of
rules in advance. All instruments played are acoustic, featuring
traditional folk instruments as well as found objects.
Sun 17 Jul/1- 4pm
Free Stage, level 0 Admission free
Hamilton Yarns (Iain Paxon, Alistair Strachan and Richard Herring)
formed in Brighton in the winter of 2002 with a desire to tell tales.
Their music ranges from songs woven together by a fanfare of lost
horns and stubby-fingered guitar picking to music hall and outdoor
The lead singer of Welsh rock group Super Furry Animals has a parallel
career as a one man folk act. Rhys will be DJing from his varied
folk collection and stepping out from behind the decks with his
Robin Williamson formed The Incredible String Band
with Mike Heron and Clive Palmer in the mid-1960s. The group combined
acoustic folk, exotic Eastern instruments and lyrics that veered from
the whimsical to the apocalyptically visionary. Having travelled extensively
Williamson has led the storytelling revival and released scores of
since the 1970s, more recently on his own label, Pig's Whisker Music,
which he runs from his current home in Cardiff. His books include
The Craneskin Bag (retellings of Celtic lore), and he is
Honorary Chief Bard of The Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids.