Jo Freya

Jo Freya

Jo Freya Jo Freya is a musician and composer. Known as the ‘mistress of reinvention’ she continually astounds by being involved in many new and varied projects. She has been at the forefront of the UK folk music scene for many years with numerous bands. www.freyamusic.com

Ray Hearne

Ray Hearne

Ray Hearne Born in Rotherham of Irish parents, Ray Hearne still lives and works in the town and tries in his songs to bring the two cultures together; Irish and South Yorkshire; contemporary songs in a traditional idiom. His most recent album, Umpteen, was releasd in May 2016 www.rayhearne.co.uk

Commoners Choir

Commoners Choir

Commoners Choir Founded by Boff Whalley in 2017, Commoners Choir are a strange yet open and inclusive choir that meets in Leeds. They come from all over the place, and try to act more like a band or a gang than a choir.They sing their own songs, about the world immediately around them, about inequality, … Read more

Narthen

Narthen

Narthen Narthen are Jo Freya of Blowzabella/Moirai, 5 time BBC Folk Award nominee Jim Causley, Fi Fraser of The Old Fashioned/ Polka Works, and – until his death in 2021 – Barry Coope of Coope Boyes and Simpson. The quartet was previously known under their own names for Christmas shows and as part of shows … Read more

Coope Boyes and Simpson

Coope Boyes and Simpson

Coope Boyes and Simpson In 1993, three blokes from South Yorkshire and Derbyshire, with a name like a firm of solicitors, released an album of acappella songs full of social comment and (in the words of Folk Roots) ‘harmonies you could chew’. They were, of course, Coope Boyes and Simpson, and the album was Funny … Read more

O’Hooley & Tidow

O'Hooley & Tidow

O’Hooley & Tidow One of the most exciting acts on the contemporary folk scene today; Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow are accomplished interpreters of everything from Massive Attack to traditional Irish ballads, but it’s their own boundless songwriting and exquisite harmonies that truly shine. Lyrically and musically, Belinda and Heidi’s powerful, deeply moving, and at … Read more