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Lisa O'Neill + Kú Kilian

Folk at Kings Place

Now a shining light on the nu-folk scene, O’Neill is ‘one of Ireland’s most original young singer songwriters’ (Guardian). Her distinctive voice – part Cavan growl, part lament – is ‘utterly unique (and) simply can’t be ignored’ (fROOTS).

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Flook

Folk at Kings Place

The flutes of Brian Finnegan and Sarah Allen, the guitar of Ed Boyd and the bodhran of John Joe Kelly weave and spin traditionally rooted tunes into the breathtaking sound of the groundbreaking band Flook.

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Pharis & Jason Romero

Folk at Kings Place

Canadian musicians and celebrated instrument makers Pharis & Jason Romero sing vibrant duets, write deadly songs, play handmade banjos and love old acoustic guitars.

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Jenna Reid & Harris Playfair with Mr McFall’s Chamber

Folk at Kings Place

One of Shetland’s finest and most accomplished modern-day fiddlers, Jenna Reid is joined by long-time accompanist Harris Playfair, and the genre-defying string ensemble Mr McFall’s Chamber.

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Baltic Crossing

Folk at Kings Place

Baltic Crossing combine their affinity for old dance music and respect for each other’s rich musical traditions to bring a new, youthful energy to the folk music of Europe.

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Kris Drever

Folk at Kings Place

Kris Drever’s voice and guitar are a part of the backbone of today’s roots and folk scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist.

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Cara Dillon

Folk / Venus Unwrapped

This extraordinary Irish singer has been captivating audiences and achieving exceptional acclaim for over 20 years. Alongside a selection of favourites from her previous releases, Cara will be performing material from her new album Wanderer.

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Fara

Folk at Kings Place

Following the success of their debut album Cross the Line, Fara’s second album, Times from Times Fall, celebrates the community which inspired them to become musicians.

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Peggy Seeger: Songs My Mother Taught Me

Folk / Venus Unwrapped

Peggy Seeger stands at the nexus of two musical dynasties: her mother was an avant garde composer and folk-song arranger of rare talent, Ruth Crawford Seeger.

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John Doyle

Folk at Kings Place

John Doyle’s signature guitar sound, singing and songwriting  has inspired many of the most notable performers in Irish music.

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Lady Maisery

Folk / Venus Unwrapped

Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan Rheingans harness and celebrate their united voice, showcasing their unique approach to harmony singing.

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Còig

Folk at Kings Place

With the release of the new album Rove, Nova Scotia’s powerhouse Còig has cemented its status as one of today’s most exciting new North American Celtic groups.

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Lau

Folk / Songlines Encounters Festival

The brilliant trio of Kris Drever (guitar and vocals), Martin Green (accordion) and Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle) are regarded as the epicentre of the new folk boom.

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Alela Diane

Folk / Venus Unwrapped

Join critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Alela Diane for a retrospective solo performance.

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Eddi Reader

Folk / Venus Unwrapped

Eddi Reader grew up in Glasgow and Irvine, Scotland and it was in those towns that she learned to use music as a vehicle for communicating with others through busking and performing at the local folk clubs.

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Brìghde Chaimbeul with Aidan O'Rourke

Folk at Kings Place

Winner of the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, and 2017 Scots Trad Music Awards ‘Up and Coming’ nominee, Skye piper Brighde Chaimbeul is one of Scotland’s fastest rising stars. A native Gaelic speaker,

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The Spooky Men’s Chorale

Folk at Kings Place

The Spooky Men's Chorale are the gift that keeps on giving… Brandishing a shiny brand new album Welcome To The Second Half, the magnificent, craggy ensemble of heavenly singing male bodies return to the UK with a winning spectrum of Georgian songs, pindrop-beautiful ballads, highly inappropriate covers, and immaculate man anthems.

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Rowan Rheingans: The Lines We Draw Together

Folk / Venus Unwrapped

Rowan Rheingans’ much-anticipated debut solo release The Lines We Draw Together (with Michele Stoddart and Jack McNeill) is a heartfelt yet unflinching musical essay on memory, history, fascism, waltzes, folk-song, bird-song, trauma, family and war.

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Josie Duncan and Pablo Lafuente

Folk at Kings Place

2017 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Winners Josie Duncan and Pablo Lafuente are a vocal/guitar duo like no other.

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Trials of Cato

Folk at Kings Place

‘One of the real discoveries on the folk circuit in recent times’ – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 ‘Swaggering… glossy results’ – The Guardian ‘One of the most impressive debut folk albums of the year

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Dervish

Folk at Kings Place

Dervish have been bringing Irish traditional music to the world for more than 29 years. Described by the BBC as ‘an icon of Irish music’,...

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Ímar

Folk at Kings Place

‘Genuinely jaw-dropping collective virtuosity supplied frills to burn: they played their hearts out and their socks off, ultimately bringing the audience to its feet.’ Rarely has a new band hit the ground running like Ímar.

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Quercus

Folk at Kings Place

Quercus brings together three of the UK’s most creative, multi award winning musicians to create exquisite chamber music that weaves together the essence of folk and jazz. Drawing on their life’s work including original compositions, traditional folk songs and reclaimed standards, Quercus subtly colours each song to create a magical atmosphere.

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9Bach

Folk at Kings Place

With their unmistakable sound of Welsh language vocals shimmering alongside swamp guitar, harp, rhythm section and a subtle use of technology, 9Bach have been widely credited with giving a new voice to Welsh song.

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