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Jackie Oates & Karen Tweed
Jackie Oates
Karen Tweed

Jackie Oates

'Her voice is persuasively rustic and the style distinctly English'
Daily Telegraph

Karen Tweed

From her MySpace Page: Karen Tweed plays the accordion, melodica, does a spot of painting and also plays the bass harmonica.

Supported by the Arts Council of Wales ‘Night Out’ scheme.
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12th January 2012

Crucible Trio
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A welcome return to the Lyceum Tavern for this trio of talented young musicians, featuring Jess and Richard Arrowsmith and Gavin Davenport.  This is the latest picture we have which still shows them as a foursome, when Helena (on the right) was still with them.

Here is beautiful, finely honed music with the convincing ring of  just-rightness about it.  effortlessly beguiling, fresh-air sweet and providing enough variety to prevent any onset of ennui. Crucible have  found their collective niche and fill it estimably.

9th February 2012

Fay Hield Trio

'The Fay Hield Trio' is Fay Hield, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron, with occasional special appearances from Jon Boden. Some of you may have  known Fay from a previous incarnation, the acapella group, 'The Witches  Of Elswick'.

1st March 2012

Ewan McLennan
Ewan McLennan

‘With a gorgeous, lilting voice, a quietly assured and commanding presence and some smart guitar arrangements... it’s the tender sincerity of McLennan’s own  performance that makes the album so moving.’
MOJO Magazine (folk album of the month)

19th April 2012

Jerry Harmon, The Smoky Mountain Gypsy

Discovering Jerry Harmon recently at the International Bath Music Festival was a sheer delight! Listening to his southern drawl he could  be nothing else but a country singer. Jerry´s songs such as Food On The Table and Back To The Country is country music at its best, real down  home country sweet as your mamas apple pie.

Maverick Magazine

3rd May 2012


BarlowCree is a Cardiff based  folk-acoustic duo performing original material and adaptations of  traditional and contemporary folk songs.
"Barlowcree... their original songs are powerful and their covers are... well, original." (Genevieve Tudor - BBC Radio)

Playing folk clubs and festivals, with energy, good humour and a story or two...

BarlowCree launched their debut album "Holystone" in summer 2011

10th May 2012

Brooks Williams

"How soulful a solo guitarist can be when he has talent, taste and astonishing technique."
(Blues Revue)

21st June 2012

Graham Wardrop
Graham Wardrop

New Zealander solo guitarist and singer back by popular request

16th August 2012

Cedar Hill
Cedar Hill

American Bluegrass Band
Cedar Hill is traditional in the significant sense that they model from the  first generation and are little influenced by the bass-heavy, trio and quartet vocal style so popular for the last thirty years.  At their quite enjoyable best, the band puts old ideas in new vessels to excellent effect.  Haverstick’s ‘Already Gone’€¯ receives one of the most interesting arrangements with Stanley Brothers-influenced vocals over Monrovian music featuring the fiddling of guest Tim Crouch. - Bluegrass Unlimited Nov 2011

6th September 2012

Barron Brady
Barron Brady

Terrific... Good songs well sung... I kept hearing things- Incredible String Band, Nick Drake, John Martyn- lots of stuff and yet at the same time the music is very much their own... very very good
Mike Harding, Radio 2

13th September 2012

Anthony John Clarke (no relation to our webmeister)
Anthony John Clarke

He storms it every time he gets on a stage. Brilliant!!! He had our  audience eating out of his hand every night on the Fairport Convention  Tour. (Dave Pegg, Fairport Convention)

11th October 2012

Jeff Warner

All the way across the ‘pond’ from the ‘Good ‘ol US of A’.

“Providing more than just rich entertainment, Jeff will leave you with a deeper appreciation of the land you live”€¯ (Caffe Lena, Saratoga, NY)

1st November 2012

Dan McKinnon
Dan McKinnon

...and again: this time from over the border in the Canadian Maritimes.

Dan McKinnon at the Merry Muse was one of the finest performances I have seen at the Muse for a very long time, ably supported by the fun and frivolity of Old Timey band Dr. Stovepipe, and a walkup from Humbug.  (Guy Gibson, Canberra, Australia).

29th November 2012

Garth Mountain Boys
Garth Mountain Boys

The Garth Mountain Boys are a 5 / 6 piece band playing traditional Bluegrass tunes and songs with a sprinkling of popular songs with bluegrass instruments. So we do things from Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Rolling Stones, Eagles etc. The band has been together, in the current make up, for a year. We play acoustically without backing tapes Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Dobro, and double bass at festivals, clubs, pubs and outdoor events that want an alternative to rock bands, where people like to listen to the music or enjoy an evening without overpowering sound. We appeal to all ages. For most people we are something completely different.

13th December 2012


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