Boasting the most incredible, star-studded line up to date, and offering a diverse array of folk festival activities, May Day Bank Holiday 2015 promises to be bigger than ever.
We kick off the Bristol Folk Festval with hi energy ceilidh band The Mole Catchers The Molecatchers are a lively 4-piece ceilidh band from Bristol with a line-up of fiddle, accordion, guitars, stomp box and mandolin. For 6 years they have been supplying the south west with a heady mix of English and European dance music with swirling harmonies and a driving beat. Some people come expecting to just sit and listen, but everyone ends up dancing.
Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar – Both highly trained classical musicians, these two young guns’ debut album earned them the BBC R2 Young Folk Award in 2013; their second being rewarded with 2014’s Horizon Award, and glowing critical acclaim in fRoots and The Telegraph. These guys really are one of the future’s great folk duos.
Lady Nade releases new single ‘Minds Made Up’ at Bristol Folk House
"What a great voice with a very distinctive and original sounding quality. Another hidden treasure from Bristol.” Roni Size
Lady Nade is launching her new single ‘Minds Made Up’ at the Bristol Folk House on Friday May 15th.
Minds Made Up will be the latest single release by Bristol based singer-songwriter Nadine Gingell, known as Lady Nade.
Lady Nade’s sound has been described as vintage acoustic soul and folk. Her songs sketch moments of emotional transformation - love and loss, arranged with care and filled with emotion, delivered with a powerful authority that belies her young age.
Her influences include Nina Simone, Joan Armatrading and Amy Winehouse.
At the event Lady Nade will preview other recent material ahead of her album launch in October 2015. She will be accompanied by Seb Gutiez on electric guitar and Dan Everett on double bass.
Lady Nade’s 2011 release of her EP ‘Wrap me up, pick me up, take me home’ was followed by festival performances at Glastonbury, The Secret Garden and BBC Radio 4’s More Than Words Festival.
Her March 2012 EP ‘All I Am’ was acclaimed by local press gaining airplay on both BBC Bristol’s Introducing Show and Jack FM. Venue Magazine awarded the EP 4/5 stars and hailed it ‘another promising milestone in the development of a considerable talent’.
In 2013 Lady Nade collaborated on releases by Ewan Hoozami (Pedigree Cuts- (EMI/Warner) and Joe Volk (Invada Records).
When not performing Lady Nade works on a variety of youth music projects across the southwest. In 2014 one such project supported The Kinshasa Sympathy Orchestra at The Colston Hall.
Listening gigs invites you to a summertime soulful and folk fuelled evening of awesome music with Emily Teague & Harry Keyworth.
Last year Emily brought the house down here at The Folk House with the launch of her second album 'you are a pattern' in what was a truly enchanting evening. This time round she has a more intimate affair in mind with stripped back songs and some new stories to tell. Joined by the very talented Harry Keyworth who brings intricate guitar slapping skills and sweet vocal melodies to the table. In this snug setting shared by these two great artists you surely are in for a rare treat.
Praise for Emily.
"This Bristol born singer creates music that tells some extremely emotive stories. Throw in a band and some perfectly complimenting harmonies and what you get is music that portrays real emotion and personality. Many characteristics of her music resemble the sound of traditional folk ballads, but her unique touch makes something really different and relatable for all that listen". - Soundbreaking Music
"Wholesome and hugely talented. This acoustic folk artist has a sound you will want to take home and repeat forever more." - Bristol Oxjam
Praise for Harry.
Virtuoso slap guitar technique, effortless songwriting, smooth falsetto vocals and warm rich production - what's not to like about songwriter, composer and session musician Harry Keyworth. Tom Robinson BBC6 Music
“Harry brings to mind two artists I have witnessed over the years in this venue. The legendary John Martyn….and Tommy Emmanuel. But however Harry develops, whichever choices he makes, it's evident we are witnessing the dawning of a significant talent.” – Adam Walton live review on http://www.bbb.co.uk/http://harrykeyworth.com/