Alnwick International Music Festival

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Artists and groups that took part in our 2016 Festival

The Baghdaddies’ exuberant and rampant brand of world music is an exhilarating cocktail of Balkan melodies, ska and latin grooves and sizzling brass played with furious energy and theatrical humour.


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.


The Baghdaddies

Orlyk - Ukrainian Folklore

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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One of Scotland's most talented singer songwriters. Her shows at the Edinburgh International Jazz and Blues Festival and Edinburgh Fringe were sold out. Website

Lorna Reid - Jazz & Blues


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 Dojo team will perform earth-shaking taiko drum rhythms, dynamic choreography & high energy, brought to you by the Mugen Taiko Dojo, the UK centre for taiko drumming. Website

Mugen Taiko Dojo

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.