We have an announcement this weekend that makes us as happy as we can ever remember being on booking an artist (so keep a look out). But it's been a while since we updated you on the latest additions to the line up that have been appearing on the website, so here goes...
Internationally recognised as one of the most iconic and respected Scottish bands on the road today, the seven-piece line-up continues to push boundaries, "Mànran live are electric and quite simply unstoppable" Sunday Herald. They'll be headlining the Lake Stage on Sunday.
"spontaneous, alive and affecting, The Haar will take you on a journey and have you appreciating the purest of life’s pleasures" Folk Radio UK. With the fresh talent of traditional Irish singer Molly Donnery combined with three of the most exciting instrumentalists on the folk and traditional music circuit: Cormac Byrne (Instrumentalist of the Year 2019, FATEA Magazine Music Awards), Adam Summerhayes (‘a Paganini of the traditional violin’ fROOTS) and Murray Grainger (‘Gorgeous stuff’ BBC Radio 3).
Nancy Kerr, James Fagan, Jess Arrowsmith & Richard Arrowsmith deliver a diverse folk repertoire – carousing chorus songs, lively dance tunes, ancient stories and modern pieces: this is music for everybody! They'll also be joined by Nigel Holmes on bass to form the Melrose Ceilidh Band, for our Friday night ceilidh.
“…all in all an inspired ensemble so obviously playing for joy” Martin Simpson
We already have Canadians The Fugitives and now we have two more fantastic acts to announce, starting with Catherine MacLellan.
Born and raised in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island, Catherine's songs reflect her deep connection to the land and the people that call it home.
Canadian singer/songwriter Tara MacLean has been an internationally renowned and award winning recording and touring artist for over 25 years - along wth fellow Canadian Catherine MacLellan she'll be playing Friday.
Seb is a traditional singer, whistle player and uilleann piper from the Peak District. In 2022 he won both the Future of Folk and Shantyman of the Year Awards at Bromyard Folk Festival, so it's a pleasure to bring him to GTSF.
Upcoming Concert - Daniel Rodriquez
Saturday 18th November, Southwell WI Hall
Daniel Rodriguez was a founder member of Elephant Revival, the celebrated Colorado Americana/Folk/Indie band where, as a writer and performer, he had for many become the voice of the band. Since leaving the band his creative output has been amazing and the quality of his work, simply outstanding. Late in 2020, Daniel released his debut album, Sojourn of a Burning Sun.
He's bringing some seriously good performers with him from the USA, with the full 4-piece line up: Zachary Jackson (Bass, vocal harmony); Justin Mazer (Telecaster guitar); Emma Rose (vocal harmony); Daniel Rodriguez (acoustic guitar/vocals).
Emma Rose is a solo performer in her own right and will play the support slot before the band come on.
Their UK tour has just started and The Atkinson Theatre in Southport say "it was a brilliant night. Great sets from Daniel and from Emma Rose...The whole evening had a really lovely, laid-back vibe and I am sure the audience went away feeling a whole lot better than when they arrived".
****Festival tickets have been selling at record speed, and Tier 1 tickets are limited so get yours here****
And just a last reminder, we have some big news on the near horizon so keep your eyes peeled for an email and social posts over the weekend.
The GTSF Team