Live music every day!

Weds 23rd – Sun 27th June 2021

This year, we are thrilled to have live music EVERY single day of the festival. At the bar we have no less than four different musical acts to entertain and take you on a trip down memory lane from the Jazz Age of the twenties to the disco age of the 1970s.

Image by Martin Cook

TRIP FOR BISCUITS

Are you ready to be transported back to the 1920’s, an era of speakeasies, prohibition and feather boas?

Guaranteed to have you shaking your tassels, with their ragtime take on some of today’s chart hits, Trip For Biscuits is a Postmodern Jukebox-inspired party band based in Bristol and available all over the South West and UK.

THE TRIALS OF CATO

Dubbed “The Sex Pistols of folk,” THE TRIALS OF CATO will pay clear homage to tradition whilst twisting old bones into something febrile and modern, with stomping tunes and captivating stories.The remarkable rise of award-winning trio The Trials of Cato on the UK folk-scene has been the subject of massive critical attention.

Formed in Beirut, the band returned to the UK in 2016 and set to performing tirelessly up and down the country, leading to BBC Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe hailing them as “one of the real discoveries on the folk circuit in recent times.” Their debut album, Hide and Hair, gained attention in national publications, receives repeated national airplay on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music, and won Best Album at the 2019 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Following a year of wall-to-wall touring across the UK, Europe, and North America in 2019, the band’s march was halted by the live silence of the global pandemic. Now, they emerge from their chrysalis transformed. As ever, ‘The Trials Continue’ – but this time the multi-talented instrumentalist and singer Polly Bolton joins their ranks. The Trials of Cato’s hotly anticipated second album is scheduled for release later this year. Entitled Gog Magog, the album is named both after the mythical giant of Arthurian legend and the Cambridgeshire hilltop, where the new album was birthed over lockdown.

CHRYSTAL BLISS

Chrystal Bliss has been performing since the age of fifteen, singing songs from the 1940s to more recent numbers.  With her haunting, beautiful voice she brilliantly takes listeners back to the golden age of the chanteuse.

She is currently completing her Musical Theatre degree at the University Centre Weston. She has performed all over the South West, including at The Great Dorset Steam Fair and the Westonzoyland War Ag. Chrystal’s love for the music of the Forties, and the sense of pride that comes with it, shines through in her singing. Her albums, From This Moment and Perfection, were both recorded locally. Chrystal would love to hear your stories of the Forties, so do say hello and enjoy her dulcet tones!

RIBBLE

Combining fiddle with guitar or bouzouki, Ribble will play a mix of traditional and contemporary folk tunes that range from melancholic melodies to absolute foot-stomping bangers.

Ribble was formed in 2019 after a chance meeting between Adam and Pete in Salisbury. They found they shared a northern childhood (hence Ribble, a river that runs through north Lancashire) and an interest in acoustic folk music. The first performances in the back rooms of Salisbury’s finest pubs were well-received, then the pandemic forced them out into the streets where they found people were not only willing to listen, but also willing to throw money at them. This then led to slots at local festivals and events which all resulted in repeat bookings. Ribble’s reputation keeps growing and the music keeps flowing.

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