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MALE PERFORMERS

A directory of folk singers and their contact details.

If you wish to be included in the listings below details can be found on our 'advertising' page

PHIL BEER

Show of Hands and The Phil Beer Band and member of Feast of Fiddles. Also available for occasional solo gigs.

more information; website; philbeer.co.uk - newsletter, email; vicky@firebrandmusic.co.uk

JON BODEN

Ex-Bellowhead. Available through Playpen Music

GREGG CAVE

Gregg Cave is a singer/songwriter from Northampton. He also performs as a duo with Marion Fleetwood and is lead vocalist of TradArr.  More information; email; greggcave<tweedmusic@hotmail.com; tel; 07527 683195

SIMON CARE

Instrumentalist & vocals. Member of Albion Christmas Band & Banter

more information; email; simoncaremusic@icloud.com. Tel; 07788 755756

KEITH CHRISTMAS

Singer/songwriter and iconic part of the 70s folk scene. more information; keithchristmas.com

ANTHONY JOHN CLARKE

Singer/songwriter and Fairport Cropredy Festival compere. more information; email; ajclarke3@aol.com - tel; 07852 143580

RICHARD DIGANCE

A BAFTA Nominated entertainer and Gold Award recipient from The British Academy of Composers & Songwriters.  He was a pioneer of the folk entertainers in the 70s. A festival favourite. He is an annual performer at Fairport Convention's Cropredy Festival and co-founder of The New Forest Folk Festival. He still plays folk clubs because he loves them.

website; www.richarddigance.com. email; rdigance@btinternet.com

PAUL DOWNES

Brilliant musician, formerly in duo with Phil Beer. More information; website; pauldownes.com

BLAIR DUNLOP

more information; email; blairdunlopmusic@gmail.com; tel; 07891 574934

DEAN FRIEDMAN

American singer/songwriter has enjoyed chart success with Lucky Stars and Lydia but don't be fooled that he only plays piano. He is a brilliant acoustic guitarist and visits Britain every year to perform at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and adds dates around the summer, including his own musicfest and songwriting workshop. For more information; dean@deanfriedman.com

TERRY HISCOCK

Singer/songwriter, former member of folk/rock band Hunter Muskett who undertook a British tour with Ralph McTell, now available for solo gigs in clubs and festivals.  contact; email; terryanddee@hotmail.com

ASHLEY HUTCHINGS

Often known as the father of electric folk music due to his Morris On project, original member of Fairport Convention, The Albion Band and The Etchingham Steam Band with Shirley Collins. Tours with The Albion Christmas Band each year.

More information; ashleyhutchings.co.uk or email simoncaremusic@iclouds.com

MICHAEL KELLY

Instrumentalist. more information; website; fiddlin4you.com

SAM KELLY

BBC Radio 2 Award winner, singer/songwriter. more information; samkelly.org. bookings; Strada Music

STEVE KNIGHTLEY

Member of Show of Hands and solo performer. more information; website; showofhands.co.uk

CHRIS LESLIE

Member of Fairport Convention and also solo performer. more information; website chrislesliemusic.co.uk

RALPH McTELL

One of Britain's leading singer/songwriters and ragtime guitarists. Known generally as the composer of Streets of London but Ralph is so much more. Available for concerts and festivals. For more information; ralphmctell.co.uk

REG MEUROSS

Singer/songwriter. more information; website; regmeuross.com. contact; Katie Whitehouse 07832 200980 

email; katie@fromthewhitehouse.com

DOUG MORTER

Singer/songwriter, also part of The Gathering & Albion Band, Lark Rise To Candleford

more information; email; dougmorter@hotmail.com

ANTO MORRA

Singer/songwriter. Resident at Cromer Folk Festival. more information; website; antomorra.com

JOHN MOSEDALE

singer/songwriter. more information; website; johnmosedale.com. email; johnmosedale@btinternet.com. te;' 07841 610195

AL NEVILLE

Singer/songwriter. Album; Songs to Make You Laugh and Cry. more information; tel; 07941 656195

BARNEY NEWMAN

Roots & Americana music sung and played on guitar and banjo. Appeared on New Forest Folk Festival main stage 2018 and first album release 'Chopping Wood.' Based in Warwickshire. Available for all venues and festivals. Further details; website; thebarneynewman.com

FRASER NIMMO

Celtic singer/guitarist with a traditional flavour. More information; website; frasernimmo.co.uk

CHRIS RICKETTS

Traditional singer. more information; samkelly.org

DAVE SAUNDERS

Blues performer plus as duo with Harry Skinner. Available through Mojo Music

ERIC SEDGE

Singer/songwriter from Suffolk, former half of The Broadside Boys, and now an accomplished solo act specialising in songs relating to East Anglia, Eric appeared at The Cropredy and Cromer Festivals in 2018 and his first solo album 'Pleased To Meet You' received much acclaim.

Available for clubs and festivals. website; ericsedgemusic.com  email; ericsedge@outlook.com 

DAVEY SIMONS

Celtic musician living in France. Available for festivals and support act for major tours. more information; website; dsimonsmusic.com

ALLAN TAYLOR

singer/songwriter more information; all.taylor@sky.com

FAKE THACKRAY

John Watterson reincarnates the songs of Jake Thackray, more information; fakethackray.com - tel; 01904 785366

GARETH TURNER

Melodeon instrumentalist. more information; elljayee@gmail.com