Some exciting news this week as we announce a slightly different feel for the Frontier late on Saturday evening after the music stops. Though actually, given the comedians lined-up there may still be some music! Also there's the return of late night ceilidhs to the Folk Stage. (You may have seen an email headed Comedy Friday! Let's just say that was a joke not a typo!!)
We've also announced some new acts for you since our last email.
One of the most exciting names on the current British scene “sumptuous songs that define the impressive qualities of this most erudite of songwriters”.
Since emerging with her debut EP 'Wolf' in 2018, UK artist Katherine Priddy has quickly become one of the most exciting names on the British scene. Declared "The Best Thing I’ve Heard All Year" by Richard Thompson, who later invited her to join him on his Irish tour in 2019 and UK tour in 2021, Priddy’s haunting vocals and distinctive finger-picking guitar style have seen her sell out a headline tour, support world class artists including The Chieftains, John Smith and Vashti Bunyan and earn spots at prestigious festivals such as Cambridge Folk, where she was awarded the Christian Raphael Prize.
Mirja Klippel is an award-winning Finnish singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist living in Denmark. She paints musical and poetic landscapes that have spellbound reviewers and audiences around Europe
Becky Syson is an acoustic folk-rock singer songwriter from Nottinghamshire. "She seems to radiate positivity and this comes through loud and clear in her music". She's also our brilliant Children's Festival Co-ordinator.
We have 3 great acts for you, David Eagle, a third of The Young'uns who played here last year (and a few times before that as well), Jonny Awsum, who was a semi-finalist on Britain's Got Talent in 2017 and the brilliant compere Spikey Mike.
The ultimate feel-good comic, Jonny shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent with his performances of ‘This Is A Musical’ with Ant and Dec, and ‘The Triangle Song’ with David Walliams, winning standing ovations and unanimous approval from the judges and achieving over 50 million online views of his performances.
David Eagle is one third of three-time BBC Radio 2 award-winning folk group The Young’uns. He is also a stand up comedian, and was awarded New Comedian Of The Year by Leicester Square Theatre, Bath Comedy Festival and Nottingham Comedy Festival. He has supported comedians such as Reginald D. Hunter, Romesh Ranganathan, Tom Wrigglesworth, John Robins and Boothby Graffoe.
The first of the ceilidh bands to be announced is Rum Ram Ruff who have played widely in Sheffield and Derbyshire since 2014. Tim Fearon (flute), Emily Irving-Witt (fiddle), Dave Sissons (tenor banjo) and Mike Carney (guitar) are joined by Stephen Bollom (bodhran and flute). They play a wide range of tunes for a lively, danceable sound. They'll be playing the ceilidh late on Friday evening.
That's all for now!
Have a great weekend
The GTSF Team