Kabantu is a collective from Manchester, each born in a different country. A band of virtuosi wielding an expansive sonic arsenal; originally classically trained, they draw on an intricate palette to write original music influenced by folk music from around the globe.
The sheer musicianship and an infectious joy on stage is mind blowing. They'll be playing on Saturday.
Also announced is Good Habits, an award-winning UK folk duo forged on the other side of the globe.
Composed of Bonnie Schwarz (cello + vocals) and Pete Shaw (accordion), the pair mix vivid storytelling with eclectic sounds, drawing on their diverse musical tastes and weaving them into an action-packed narrative of folky goodness.
George Boomsma, a pure voice and tumbling guitar make for a bewitching combination, with a maturity and poetic lyricism that have left audiences entranced.
And playing Thursday and across the weekend is West Yorkshire's Reuben & the Bridge, who play originals and an eclectically sourced mix of songs from the last 60 years.
Lots more to come!
Have a good week,
The GTSF Team