Dart Music Festival – More Folk For You…


Rosina Buck: Vocals/Guitar; Bronte Shande: Vocals & Shakey Eggs; Ben Tunnicliffe: Double/Electric Bass and Pete Catada: Drums & Twinkly Things – go to make up Circes Dinera Bristolian four piece that weave wondrous tales of love, loss, friendship and tigers against a backdrop of Americana, Roots and Folk music.

These acoustic alchemists, with their amalgamation of endearingly honest songwriting and instrumentation, will echo heartbeats, blending infectious melodies and dreamy harmonies for a most intoxicating journey that will leave you thoroughly charmed.


With an impressive back catalogue of original material and performances in some of Bristol’s most nostalgic venues including The Fleece, The Folk House and The Thekla, Circe’s Diner are set to release their first EP in January next year with a full UK tour.

Info : https://www.facebook.com/Circesdinerofficial/info/?ref=page_internal




NINEBARROW are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition.

Described by Mike Harding as sounding ‘damn fine’ and by Kate Rusby as ‘absolutely amazing’, Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering original songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles.

As well as crafting unique and engaging original material, Ninebarrow also take a wide-range of traditional folk songs and rework them in their own, distinctive way.

Not only exceptional singers and musicians, Ninebarrow are also equally passionate about the stories behind their songs – combining their music with history, folklore and storytelling.

Info: http://www.ninebarrow.co.uk/

Torbay Folk Choir

Torbay Folk Choir

TORBAY FOLK CHOIR  is directed by the acclaimed folk singer and educator Rosa Rebecka, and also performs at concerts and dances across Devon.

The Choir is part of Wren Music, which runs five folk choirs, three folk orchestras and specialist Mandolin and Fiddle Orchestras. These open-access groups meet on a regular basis across the county and enable people to make music and sing together in informal settings.

The folk choirs and orchestras meet weekly in term-time across the county, and are part of the ‘Voices in Common’ programme and ‘Rough Music’ – the overall title for all their Folk Orchestras. Everyone’s first session is completely free, so if you have never been before, or have a friend who might be interested in joining, come and have a try!

“I love Rough Music because it is fun, open and relaxed – I can come along and learn lots of new things!” – Rough Music Member

Interested? To find out more please visit: http://www.wrenmusic.co.uk

Harbottle & Jonas

Harbottle & Jonas


Folk/Acoustic band members David Harbottle – AG/Vocals – and Freya Jonas – Concertina/Vocals describe themselves as ‘Hardworking songsmiths that breathe new life into Traditional English Folk Songs.’

This stunning young folk duo is based in the wilderness of Totnes and together they paint pictures with their words and share stories of folk auld and new, placing an emphasis on musical independence and originality.

They have already received plaudits from folk royalty, including Seth Lakeman, Jon Boden and BBC Introducing. David and Freya have recently released their debut album receiving excellent reviews (including having a beer named after it!).

‘Phenomenal. Another talented Totnes band’ – BBC Introducing Devon

‘Great! A really unique sound’ – Seth Lakeman

‘I’m really enjoying this’ – Jon Boden (Bellowhead)

Info: http://www.harbottleandjonas.com/


Fallen Cedars

Fallen Cedars

FALLEN CEDARS are rooted on the edge of Dartmoor – a band created from a diverse range of musical backgrounds and creative wishes.

INFLUENCES: Varies from modern folk and indie to blues and jazz: not definitive but including The Waifs, The Staves, First Aid Kit.

Band members Nuala – lead vocals, Mike – lead guitar, Mark – rhythm guitar and  Adie – bass,   play original songs and a few obscure covers, with music  uplifting, languid, lilting and melodic – a sound of indie folk mixed with lounge, acoustic and electric.

Info: http://www.fallencedars.com/

The Porter Family

The Porter Family


Popular and talented ‘Friends of the Festival’ The Porter Family – Tim, Helen, and children Barney, Beth and Hannah – will be performing again this year in the Flavel Church.

The Bookshop Band – with daughter Beth Porter and the Availables – will also be entertaining us with their book- themed songs in the Library and in Pop-Ups and Bookshops around the town.

Welcome back Porters – we’ve missed you!




The O'Marleys

The O’Marleys


This Irish folk band with rock and jazz twists is comprised of:
Mackenzie Moulton (Fiddle, electronic bagpipes, Scottish small pipes, mandolin, banjo, Vocal) John Fitzsimons ( 6 & 12 string guitar & Vocal) James King ( Bodhran & Vocal)

They tell us: “Taking traditional Irish music, we add jazz reggae and rock twists that create new exciting versions that get an audience on their feet and singing along!”

Sounds good? Don’t miss them playing at The Windjammer!

Want to find out more? Info: https://www.facebook.com/the3omarleys/timeline


13th, 14th & 15th May 2016