Alexandra Theatre

 

Thursday 21st September

Steve Knightley


 

Steve Knightley is the songwriting force behind Show of Hands; widely acclaimed as the finest acoustic roots duo in England.
Steve Knightley
an impressive live performer and a highly original songwriter

BBC

The Jigantics


 

Big on quality and entertainment levels, five-piece band The Jigantics run music’s Americana gamut...
The Jigantics

... a rare talent

Sound and Vision

 

Friday 22nd September

Home Service


Home Service was formed out of members of the Albion Band who had participated in what is often said to be the group's most successful album in its long history.
These chaps make up one of the UKs greatest folk-rock bands.
Home Service

Uplifting, proud and mighty

Megson


Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music.
Megson

The most original duo on the British folk scene

The Guardian

 

Saturday 23rd September

Schools Concert


"We’re so happy to have the opportunity to bring a unique ‘School Links Programme’ to this year’s South Downs Folk Festival.

Festival Chairman, Roger Nash said “This is an excellent piece of news and will enable us to work with West Sussex Music, local primary schools and others, in an exciting music programme over the next few months on the theme 'Songs from the Sea', culminating in a special Schools Concert in Bognor`s Alexandra Theatre on Saturday afternoon, 23rd September".

Skerryvore


A joyous multi-award winning Scottish band creating a ‘trad-rock-folk’ fusion for the 21st Century. They've spent the last decade ‘twisting the roots of tradition around their own inventions’; to wonderful effect.
Skerryvore

Six of the best musical ambassadors Scotland could ever have wished for... a living, breathing, 12-legged party waiting to happen

The Falkirk Herald

Alistair Goodwin Band


Alistair has a unique and wholly original talent. His live performances generate a dedicated following wherever and whenever he performs. His exceptional gift has attracted the collaboration of some of the finest up and coming musicians to create a sound that is extraordinarily rounded and full.
Alistair Goodwin Band

...they're a cracking act

BBC Radio

 

Sunday 24th September

Richard Digance


Richard is a BAFTA Nominated entertainer and a Gold Award recipient from The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. Not many guitarists have played a duet with Queen's Brian May, worked with Steve Martin, played an acoustic set with Status Quo or performed at The London Palladium with the late Robin Williams... Richard has 3 million YouTube hits, 27 albums, a Golden Anniversary Tour and 50 years of songs and stories.
Richard Digance

Richard Digance is a National Treasure

Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin


The alchemy of Hannah Martin's ever evocative songwriting, fiddle and banjo playing and the much extolled skills of Phillip Henry on dobro, harmonica and lap steel fuse into a wholly distinctive world sound - songs of lament, tunes of hope - with a totally unpredictable twist and turn musically.
Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin

Rich and complex - there is something of June Tabor about Hannah's vocal performance - a voice that is strong and flexible and which, coupled with Phillip's instrumental virtuosity, suggests we're hearing stars...

R2

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