Alnwick International Music Festival

©Alnwick International Music Festival 2018

Performers in our 2017 Festival

Return of this exuberant and rampant brand of world music: an exhilarating cocktail of Balkan melodies, ska and latin grooves and sizzling brass played with furious energy and theatrical humour.


The Baghdaddies

Glasgow based duo playing original material and putting their own twist on old favorites. Mainly folky and bluegrass with some shades of blues!  See their website here.

Fifty Shades of Blue

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Music of the British Isles and beyond accompany unique percussive step dance routines. This NW England-based youth ensemble has appeared at major folk festivals in UK and around the world. YouTube



Newcastle-based Soznak brings together musicians from Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Iran, Iraq, Ireland and Spain - all flowing together nicely with wit, charm and good humour. Website

Influenced by her homeland of Northern Ireland and by the music of Moya Brennan, Kate Bush and Peggy Lee, Eve has played at Celtic Connections and other festivals. Website  

Eve Williams

UK-based band playing music from  the Balkans, Turkey and Greece. Carinet, accordion and fiddle plus percussive sounds of tapan, darbuka and bouzouki create frantic dance rhythms, improvisations, stomping klezmer and more! Facebook @horovodensemble


Manchester-based award winning group of dancers and musicians of Ukrainian heritage, and one of the few Ukrainian acts that dance and sing to live music. Dedicated to promote Ukraine’s rich culture.


Orlyk - Ukrainian Dance

Edinburgh Fringe act in 2016. Pete plays 'blues holler' style on acoustic guitar, stompbox and occasionally harmonica, through witty originals and homages to his blues heritage. Website

Pistol Pete Wearn

A bagpipe and fiddle-driven band from Scotland who delight in making "mirthy musical broths twisted together from the woody sound of acoustic instruments, potent electrics and the Gaelic language".  Website


Four musicians, featuring fiddle, mandolin, acoustic bass, percussion, playing tunes, songs, new and traditional that'll have you shimmyin' and shakin' your booty! Website

The Big Blue