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Some of the artists who have taken part in recent years

An exuberant and rampant blend of world music: Balkan melodies, ska and latin grooves and sizzling brass played with furious energy and theatrical humour.

Website baghdaddies.com.

The Baghdaddies

Glasgow based duo playing original material and their own twist on old favourites. Folk, bluegrass and some shades of blues!  See their website here.

Fifty Shades of Blue

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NW England-based youth ensemble playing music of the British Isles and beyond, with unique step dance routines - they’ve performed at major international folk festivals. YouTube



Newcastle-based Soznak brings together musicians from Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Iran, Iraq, Ireland and Spain, flowing together with wit, charm, humour. Web: soznak.com

Influenced by Northern Ireland roots and music of Moya Brennan, Kate Bush and Peggy Lee, Eve has played at Celtic Connections and festivals. evewilliamsmusic.com.  

Eve Williams

UK-based band playing music from  the Balkans, Turkey and Greece. Carinet, accordion, fiddle, bouzouki, percussion combine in frantic dance rhythms, klezmer and more! Facebook @horovodensemble


Manchester-based award winning group of dancers and musicians of Ukrainian heritage, one of the few Ukrainian acts that perform to live music, promoting Ukraine’s rich culture. Web: orlyk.co.uk

Orlyk - Ukrainian Dance

Pete plays 'blues holler' style on acoustic guitar, stompbox and occasionally harmonica, through witty originals and homages to his blues heritage. Website pistolpetewearn.co.uk

Pistol Pete Wearn

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


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

The Big Blue