2022's Folk Acts

Celtic Knot

Celtic Knot band play a mixture of Celtic and American acoustic music. Ballads, uptempo songs / tunes on a range of instruments.


A fantastic blend of contemporary and traditional songs and tunes from the Appalachian Mountains via the bluegrass state of Kentucky to the UK, featuring 5 string banjo, mandolin, fiddle and guitar, with two and three part harmony vocals. Contraband formed in Southampton in the early… Read More ►

Hyde Pipers

The Hyde Pipers share traditional and modern music from the North East. They play Northumbrian Smallpipes – a bellows-blown, keyed bagpipe – in the Hyde Tavern every month and have been gigging around Hampshire for the last few years. They… Read More ►

Kez Hinton

Kez Hinton is a New Forest singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, passionate about live music and connecting with his audience. Creating an enchanting blend of uplifting and heartfelt acoustic folk, Kez weaves original compositions into a musical tapestry including his own… Read More ►

Murphy’s Lore Trio

Happenstance is often a wonderful thing. Alex and Noeleen happen to be in a duo as well as married. They happen to be in and run Bournemouth Ceilidh / Barn Dance band called Murphy’s Lore. The duo seemed to happily… Read More ►

North Drive & Banjo Bounce

After more than two years away from gigging – family and health reasons – North Drive are back! ​ Bluegrass standards. Self penned material. Songs and tunes played with the Bluegrass Instruments North Drive are:- Sally Watson – Vocals, Mandolin… Read More ►

Rob Johnston

Rob Johnston has performed at many festivals and venues across the south over the years. His eclectic, vibrant acoustic guitar music and songs are a fusion of many styles and influences. A classical background has led him to his own… Read More ►