OXFORD FIDDLE GROUP -perform songs and tunes from mainly England and Scotland, but also include material from Ireland and the USA. They are keen to promote their own local musical heritage, such as the title track of their latest album 'Beyond the Spires'.
The tunes can be foot-tapping jigs and reels, or catchy hornpipes and marches, or beautiful slow airs and laments. Performances are always tight and fun but played with passion. In 2012 they performed in front of 10,000 people at a concert to mark the arrival of the Olympic flame in to Oxford. Very popular at previous festivals we welcome them back to once again to completely fill our stage in 2017
LINES & SQUARES POETS have become a popular feature in the NFFF programme. They are a band of poets from across the region brought together by writer and broadcaster Paul Canon Harris. The band reflect a range of spoken word styles and share a love of poetry and the folk scene. Between them they have an impressive record of published work and competitive titles won.
They will be performing on the main stage during changeovers plus there will also be Poetry Workshops at “The Fringe”