Artists information for Sunday
MATT BLACK -
Matt is from nearby Bournemouth and in the 20 years, and more, spent earning a living in the entertainment world, he has consistently altered his stage persona to meet the requirements of his audience, be they guests at a society wedding, delegates at a business conference or corporate dinner, or bikers attending a rally or even The New Forest Folk Festival. That is why he has been able to perform for Royalty, celebrity, and just about everybody and his aunty. Matt is also a highly acclaimed producer with his own “Hangover Hill” studio.
MAD DOG MCREA -
In constant demand and having played just about every festival and two-
“This is rowdy, heartfelt, room shaking, spirit-
The Mad Dog Mcrea line up: Michael Mathieson – Guitar & Vocals, Dan Crimp – Whistles & Flute
Jimi Galvin -
Hugely popular at last years festival where they had people dancing around in the middle of the afternoon we have brought them back to end the festival on a high.
FLEETWOOD CAVE -
As part of their residency, they have worked closely with members of the cast (in particular with Oliver Harvey-
Although classically trained, Marion has been a well known figure on the UK folk scene for many years and is probably best known as a multi-
She released her first solo album, 'Holding Space', in the summer of 2015.
Since forming folk-
Gregg is also a founder member of TRADarrr.
Their debut album as a duo, 'People Like Us’ will be released in December with a special concert at Holy Trinity Church on January 28th 2017.
Most recently, Ninebarrow’s second album, ‘Releasing the Leaves’, was released to wide-
Following the critical acclamation that the duo have received, they’ve been in high demand and have been receiving bookings at a plethora of folk clubs, music venues and festivals across the country. As well as headlining in their own right, Ninebarrow have also provided support for some of the folk greats, including Kate Rusby, Seth Lakeman, Show of Hands and Fisherman’s Friends. They were selected by Cambridge Folk Festival as one of five ‘showcase’ artists in 2016 and were described by the festival as being a group destined for ‘great things in the future’.
Engaging, charismatic and humorous -
BONNIE DOBSON -
Robert Plant tells the story of how he first met the Canadian folk singer Bonnie Dobson:
“A few years ago I bumped into Bert Jansch – I dared to knock on his dressing room door. Anyway, it was fine, and we found amazing similarities in roots and influences from the places we’d been. It was a beautiful thing. It reminded me that in the 60s I used to sing this song, with Band Of Joy, that was immortalised by Tim Rose and the Grateful Dead. Later I recorded it with Strange Sensation on 2002’s Dreamland. And now there’s a knock on my door, and there’s this lady standing there who says: ‘Hello, Robert. You’re singing my song.’ That was the great Bonnie Dobson, and the song is called Morning Dew.”
Plant wasn’t the first to record Morning Dew. The song has a colourful history, not least because Tim Rose usurped the credits and some publishing royalties in 1967 – Dobson wouldn’t get her dues for more than 30 years. Even now Dobson gets only 75 per cent of her royalty. Rose died in 2002 but his estate still benefits.
Canadian born folk star Bonnie Dobson was a key figure in the ‘60s folk revival and was involved with the Greenwich Village scene, playing at the Lamplight coffee house and with many of the major figures of the era. Time magazine bracketed her together with Joan Baez and Judy Collins as the three top female folk singers in America.
Bonnie Dobson has lived in the UK since the late ‘60s and had effectively retired from the music scene (despite an appearance at Jarvis Cocker’s Meltdown back in 2007) until she began recording a new album for the Hornbeam record label in the summer of 2013. A new generation of fans including Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker and Microdisney’s Sean O’Hagan, influenced by her late 1960s & 1970s albums, helped raise Bonnie’s profile in the new millennium. Bonnie’s 2014 album, called ‘Take Me For A Walk In The Morning Dew’, features a varied selection of old and new songs, including Morning Dew in a new arrangement.
Kevin made his first impression on the English music scene as part of the progressive pop/rock band Dando Shaft, which he co-
Tom’s career has seen him play with Lindisfarne, the late John B Spencer, Phil Bates (ELO), Clem Clempson, Steve Gibbons, Kevin Dempsey, Little Johnny England, Tanna, Zeus, Albion Morris and many more. He received 3 star reviews in Q Magazine for his solo albums, Calm Waters and Off the Rocks. Tom has been in Feast of Fiddles since the outset. Tom has been a great supporter of the festival from the beginning and will be here for the whole weekend, don’t be surprised to see him take to the stage with some of the other artists!
WRIGHT BARKER WILLIAMS -
SALLY BARKER has had a fantastic career spanning over 30 years, fronting
More recently she appeared on BBC TV's The Voice, mentored by Tom Jones and made him cry (and the audience!) several times. She's been called a singer's singer and has loads of soul. She has played at our festival on a number of occasions and it will be great to have her back.
"Sally changes the atmosphere in a room when she sings" -
"I have to say you sound amazing and angelic" -
"That was beautiful. Sally makes the room stop." -
"Her enormous vocal range and stupendous control can relax or rouse at will -
BROOKS WILLIAMS was born in Statesboro, Georgia (the town made famous by country-
PJ WRIGHT Sharing Sally's Leicestershire origins, PJ's musical influences are many, particularly American music of the fifties and sixties, although his career has spanned the radical, London-