Bristol Folk Festival is one of the UK’s best known and loved May-Day-Weekend Festivals. Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th May 2014 will be moving to a new home at two of the best and most respected venues in Bristol: St George’s and Bristol Folk House – placed almost next door to each other.The Folk House Main Hall will play host to some of the biggest acts of the Folk Festival including Martha Tilston.
More information about the 2014 Bristol Folk Festival, including this years headliners, full line up, running times, workshops and much, much more will be available soon.
In the mean time, to read about past Bristol Folk Festivals and see examples of previous years line-ups please visit Bristol Folk Festival 2011 and Bristol Folk Festival 2012 pages.
You can find out information on Where to Stay and How to get here along with lots more the BFF website, which will be updated regularly until the festival.
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With a following to rival flamenco, the haunting melodies of Portuguese fado have always held listeners spellbound; Claudia Aurora is its powerful new voice. Claudia Aurora sings fado – traditional Portuguese folk-blues – like no one else. The singer-songwriter's debut album, "Silêncio" (released in the UK by World Village/Harmonia Mundi on 31 October 2011), is the first collection of original fado songs to be recorded in the UK since the great Portuguese Fado diva Amália Rodrigues recorded at Abbey Road Studios in 1952.
“It was a fantastic gig!” Janie Wheeler, UK
“you are great.” Porfirio Dias Santos, UK
“So proud the beautiful Claudia Aurora did a marvellous concert last night!!!” Ana Baldaia, UK
Born and raised in a commune setting between Bristol, London and Arizona, to hippy music-loving parents, Katey’s unique sound and style epitomizes the culturally diverse environment in which she grew up. Katey has now settled in the UK where she wrote, composed, arranged and produced this majestic EP.
The ‘I Fought Lovers EP’ is the follow up release to her debut album ‘Proof Of Life’ which reached No.1 in the Amazon Folk chart along with favourable press reviews and 6 music airplay. The first single and title track from the EP has been featured on Dermot O’Leary’s BBC Radio 2 show, while two tracks were chosen for 6 Music’s Tom Robinson’s mixtape.
“We’d even compare it to the impact of Jeff Buckley” Supajam
“Blown away” Clare Anderson Late Lounge Show (Jazz FM)
“Such a lovely song” Baylen Leonard (Amazing Radio)
“A devastating vocal talent” Just Music That I Like
A concoction of lively, fresh repertoire combining traditional Cuban and Latin American genres with classical styles and a hint of jazz.
"You are left with the sensation of being touched to the core by exquisitely played pieces" - SONGLINES
"Dickinson's finger work and rhythmic drive are compelling throughout" - JAZZWISE
Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas was born in Havana, Cuba and studied at Superior Institute of Arts, Havana, Guildhall School of Music the Royal College of Music, London.
A sophisticated virtuoso on his instrument, he specialises in a repertoire by Cuban composers, from classical works to the more contemporary "filin" movement.
A strong solo artist, Dickinson Cardenas has appeared at major international festivals and concert venues such as the Havana Guitar Festival, Cuba; Hispanic American Guitar Festival, Tijuana, Mexico; Philharmonic Hall, Belarus; Guitar Festival of Ireland; Amadeo Roldan Theatre Karl Marx Theatre, Havana, Cuba; The Sage Gateshead, Newcastle, Queen Elizabeth Hall ; the Royal Albert Hall, London.