Alnwick International Music Festival

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Artists and groups taking part 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.


This Gloucestershire-based folk-rock band draws on a wide range of influences, especially the story-telling and social commentary genre of the late 60s/early 70s. Their songs are crafted and arranged with a keen attention to detail. Website

The Baghdaddies

Harper’s Ferry

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. Based in North West England, this talented youth ensemble has appeared at major folk festivals in the UK and around the world. YouTube sample



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

The Caffreys

Tom O’Donnell

Playing original music that's rootsy, acoustic, soulful and rocky - the band has a growing following across the UK, playing festivals and venues beyond their native North East.  See their website here.

An American living part of each year in Rothbury. His unusual material has given him a great audience in Northumberland, where lots of folk make wonderful music of all kinds.

See his website here.

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