We are so proud to have Andy Irvine playing at the Bermondsey Folk Festival 2019
Andy Irvine is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as “a tradition in himself”.
Musician, singer, songwriter, Andy has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his over 50-year career.
Andy has been at the helm of legendary bands like Sweeney’s Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s, and then Patrick Street, Mozaik, LAPD and recently Usher’s Island. Andy has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians.
As a soloist, Andy fills the role of the archetypal troubadour with a show and a travelling lifestyle that reflect his lifelong influence, Woody Guthrie. To quote the Irish Times, “Often copied, never equalled”, his repertoire consists of Irish traditional songs, dexterous Balkan dance tunes and a compelling cannon of his own self-penned songs.
Bedford based folk trio MarisaJack&Davy formed in 2015 in order to play at the DIY shows and house concerts they were organising. A floor spot for Stick in the Wheel’s folk nighton The Golden Hinde encouraged them to further explore British folk music and they were soon seduced by the music of Shirley Collins, The Young Tradition and Nic Jones.
MarisaJack&Davy will be at the Bermondsey Folk Festival 2019 performing on The Biscuit Factory stage on Sunday 8th September.
Entry free. You can register your attendance on Eventbrite on the button below
Guitar, bass, cajon, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, flute, penny whistle and recorder combine for fast-paced, energetic tunes and delicate ballads.
Arfur Doo & the Toerags are a traditional Irish folk band with a few twists. Guitar, bass, cajon, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, flute, penny whistle and recorder combine for fast-paced, energetic tunes and delicate ballads.
From small beginnings the Bermondsey Folk Festival is starting to flourish as a calendar event in the London Folk Scene and we have the headline acts in the main stage to prove it: Lisa Knapp, Circulus and Martin Carthy
First on the stage from 2pm, you will discover award winning chanteuse Lisa Knapp; later on the indescribable Circulus will delight attendees with the unique psychedelic folk and closing the main stage performances will be modern folk’s greatest innovator Martin Carthy, purveying their finest wares.
There will Thrales Rapper and Irish Dance performances, choir music, poetry and more
Folk music fans and Bermondsey Folk Festival followers, behold, the our very first flyer for the BFF 2018 is out of the printer!
We are delighted to announce the main headline acts for this year’s edition of our popular Folk Festival in South London. Bermondsey which has a long music tradition is once more the home for top class musicians and bands to play on a day not to be forgotten!
With Martin Carthy, Lisa Knapp, Circulus and Arfur Doo and The Toerags plus many other acts to be announced. In the meantime, don’t forget to visit the Folk Music Singaround at Shortwave Cafe and organised by Cunning Folk. This monthly event is a platform for artists who wish to play at the Bermondsey Folk Festival as supporting acts. Remember to pencil in (or add electronically nowadays) these dates to your calendars:
8th September 2018 – Bermondsey Folk Festival returns to Market Place and nearby venues in The Blue, Bermondsey SE16
Shortwave Cafe Folk Music Singaround – Last Sunday of the month on the run up to the BFF 2018.