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Reid, Paul Anderson, The Rheingans Sisters, Shelly Campbell, Sophie Lavoie, Toby Bennett, Troy MacGillivray and more. northatlanticfiddle.com


The Celtic Gathering on the


Isle of Man celebrates the 40th anniversary of Yn Chruinnaght, in Peel (11th – 15th July), with music from Imar, Mera Royle, Las, Clash Vooar, NoGood Boyo, The Lawrences, Altan,and Keggin Smith Stitt. ynchruinnaght.com


Bromsgrove Folk Festival,


Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove, Worcs (12th – 15th July) has a line-up including Demon Barber XL, Cosmotheka, Robin Laing, Ursula Holden Gill, Dave Gibb, Bram Taylor and more. bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk


Ely Folk Festival (13th – 15th July) has a line-up including Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening, Lindisfarne, Banter, Broom Bezzums, Flossie Malavialle, Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith, Jamie Smith’s Mabon, Johnny Dickinson, 3 Daft Monkeys, David Gibb, Iona Fyfe, John Kirkpatrick, Banter and more. elyfolkfestival.co.uk


Rothbury Traditional Music


Festival (13th – 15th July) still hadn’t announced details at press date. rothburymusicfestival.co.uk


Furness Tradition in


Ulverston (13th – 15th July) has a line-up including Jenn Butterworth & Laura-Beth Salter, Rachel Hamer Band, Bridget Marsden & Leif Ottoson, Stooshie, Bernard Wrigley and more. furnesstradition.org.uk


Tropical Pressure Festival, Mount Pleasant Eco Park, Porthtowan, Cornwall (13th – 15th July) features Toto La Momposina, Orchestre Les Mangelepa, Afriquoi, Mad Professor, Muntchako, Soothsayers, Soundspecies, Pollito Boogaloo and more. tropicalpressure.co.uk


Rhythm Tree Festival,


Calbourne, Isle of Wight (13th – 15th July) has guests including Orchestre Les Mangelepa, Amaraterra, Afriquoi, Rafiki Jazz, Quimantu, Najma Akhtar, Keith Christmas, Ian A Anderson, Ma Polaine’s Great Decline, Continental Drift, London Astrobeat Orchestra, Muntchako, The Well Oiled Sisters, Rajathan Heritage Brass Band, plus the likes of Morcheeba, The Brand New Heavies and many more. rhythmtree.co.uk


This year’s Tiree Music


Festival (13th – 15th July) features artists including Skippinish, Skerryvore, Wolfstone, Elephant Sessions, Martyn Joseph, Rura, Hannah Rarity, Trail West, Ho-Ro, Brian Hughes & The Lonesharks, Calum Mackenzie-Jones & The Trad Project, Beinn Lee, Cornaig Ceilidh Band, a special performance of the Tiree Song Book featuring Mary Ann Kennedy and many more still to be announced.


tireemusicfestival.co.uk


Mélissa Laveaux –Womad


Womad, Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire (26th – 29th July) has a line-up including Amadou & Mariam, Amparanoia, Mélissa Laveaux, Orchestre Les Mangelepa, Omar


Souleyman, Tal National, Sharon Shannon, Camille, Daara J Family, Havana Meets Kingston, Ken Boothe, The Original Gypsies Of Camargue, Abatwa (The Pygmy), Afro Cluster, Aeham Ahmad, Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness, Bollywood Brass Band & Jyotsna Srikanth, Calan, Colectivo Danza Región & Cámara de Danza Comunidad, Daniel Haaksman, Dobet Gnahoré, Edmar Castañeda & Andrea Tierra, Ezra Collective, Federspiel, Gaye Su Akyol, Hanggai, Hashmat Sultana, Korrontzi, La Dame Blanche, Lian Music Band with Mohsen Sharifian, Maalem Hamid El Kasri, Macka B, Mari Kalkun, Meklit, Papaya, Pixvae, Selamnesh Zemene & Badume Band, Renata Rosa, Ricardo Ribeiro, Sabry Mosbah, Seby Ntege & Band,


Talisk, Tamala, Tuuletar, Vishtèn, Wazimbo, Yazz Ahmed’s Hafla Band and more.


WOMAD’s artistic director Paula Henderson


says, “Camille is a personal favourite and I have invited her to perform at WOMAD for at least 10 years, possibly more. But this year the timing was right and this award-winning singer and celebrated international artist is definitely one to watch at the festival. We invited La Dame Blanche to perform last year, but, due to visa difficulties she was unable to come. Not giving up, we presented them at WOMAD Las Palmas and her explosive performance of hip hop, cumbia, dancehall and reggae made her the star of the show. And Talisk were an absolute must-book. Seeing them on a small stage in Poland, their musicality and stage presence was mesmerising . Originally they were due to be touring overseas but there was a change of plan and we quickly snapped them up.” fRoots tip to watch: Mélissa Laveaux. womad.co.uk


Somerset Reggae Fest at


Caryford Hall, Castle Cary from noon on Saturday 14th July features Style MDV, The Majestic, The Earth, Urban Lions, Emiliyah & Empress Lyan S, Brass Ska, Rootz Inspiration Sound and lots more. caryfordhall.co.uk


Amongst the acts appearing


at Walthamstow Garden Party, Lloyd Park (14th & 15th July) are Fatoumata Diawara, Dona Onete, Adrian Sherwood & Creation Rebel and more. walthamstowgardenparty.com


Festival Of Sacred Dance,


Music & Song, Findhorn (14th – 20th July), with special guest Shakeh Major Tchilingirian, also features Peter Vallance, Barbara Swetina, Laura Shannon with Kostantis Kourmadias and Nikolas Angelopoulos, Maya Buckley, Tigran Aleksanyan and Ara Petrosyan. findhorn.org


Folk By The Oak at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire takes place on 15th July with guests including Billy Bragg, Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, The Young’uns,


Alden Patterson & Dashwood, Stick In The Wheel, Harri Endersby and CC Smugglers. folkbytheoak.com


HebCelt in Stornoway,


Lewis runs from 18th – 21st July, and will be headlined by Eddi Reader, Skippinish, Blazin’ Fiddles, Yves Lambert Trio, Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, Roddy Woomble, Kinnaris Quintet, Tide Lines, Niteworks, Adam Sutherland Band, Saltfishforty, Vishten, Habadekuk and more. hebceltfest.com


River Town: Bristol’s Americana Festival takes place over July and August at various Bristol venues including Colston Hall, O2 Academy, St George’s, Thekla, Wardrobe Theatre and more. Artists appearing include Steve Earle & The Dukes, Rosanne Cash, Graham Nash, Kelly Willis, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys and lots more. colstonhall.org and stgeorgesbristol.co.uk


Folk On The Lawn (19th – 22nd July) at Abbey Mill, Tintern features The AfroWelsh


Connection, The Boxwood Chessmen, Codi, Dark Valley Revival, Pamela Wyn Shannon, Sedai Sedai, The Shackleton Trio and more. folkonthelawn.com


Artists appearing at Music On


The Marr, Castle Carrock, Brampton, Cumbria (19th – 22nd July) include: Daoiri Farrell, Andy May Trio, The D’Ukes, Roy Bailey, Estbel, Trio Dhoore, Stick In The Wheel, Yves Lambert, Edward II, The Bottle Bank Band, Grace Petrie, Keith Donnelly, Hadrian’s Union, Louise Jordan and more. musiconthemarr.com


Amongst the artists


appearing at Llangollen Fringe Festival (19th – 29th July) are Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Mark Radcliffe’s Galleon Blast, Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, Golden Fable & New Sinfonia and more. llangollenfringe.co.uk


Folkwell is a new one-day event being held on Saturday 21st July at Fontwell Park, Arundel, Sussex BN18 0SY, featuring Richard Digance, Eric Sedge,


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