SATURDAY 14th JULY
2pm Alex Davies
The veteran singer/songwriter celebrates his 60th year with a collection of self penned, traditional and contemporary folk, country and Americana songs – aided and abetted by a number of local guest performers.
3pm Greenwich Village
From the Gas Light Cafe, New York, 1962, through to Coleford Music Festival (and every Little Chef in between!), three guys and a gal perform soulful folk, blues and country from across the ages.
4pm Adz King
Adz King, solo acoustic artist, He has spent many years traveling the world and taking inspiration from his travels, strongly influenced by 60s folk music with a modern twist.
5.15pm Ragtime Jug Orchestra
The RJO are the authentic roots string-band sound of early 20th century America, playing a good-time mix of ragtime, country blues, hokum, skiffle and jug band music.
6.30pm The Shaggy Dog Raconteurs
The Shaggy Dog Raconteurs are a Gloucestershire based Country Blues/Americana quartet with a dash of Bluegrass, Ragtime. They have songs to make your grandmother blush and your grandfather whistle. Full moon is their only night off from writing melody imbued original songs with strange stories of life’s mundane shadows and un-blessed souls. Tall tails… toe tapping yarns.
“Are The Shaggy Dog Raconteurs perfect? No breed is. They can be diggers and may be destructive if they are bored. But if you, as the audience, are active and loving, with a strong sense of humour, they could be the perfect choice for a cracking evening of live music and merriment!”
SUNDAY 15th JULY
2pm Forest of Dean Folk Club presents:
Chris Arscott, Jan O’Neill and Doug McLean, Kathy and Phil Lynch, Jan Vaisey and Ian Harvey and Eric Taylor.
4.45pm The R & R Band
The R and R band have been a local legend for many years, playing their gutsy brand of blues and rock at pubs, clubs and festivals – focussed around guitarmeister Tim Buckmaster and bass wizard Gerry White. This year, Mike Edwards (Rigadoo) has joined the line-up on lead vocals and rhythm guitar. The new R and R Trio plays a mix of solid blues classics, but adds a new twist to more recent songs, playing original numbers and covering artists as diverse as Katy Perry, Leslie West, Billy Idol and the Muppets!
6pm Rob Connolly
An acoustic, folk music guitar band based in the Monmouthshire music scene, playing mostly their own material in folk, blues, pop style.
They bring commitment and emotion to songs about life, divorce, ageing, and loss which will have you moved, laughing, and joining in…possibly all at the same time!
7.15pm Joey The Crow
A 4 piece band from Ross / Hereford playing Folk / Rock,Bluegrass, Celtic and a lot more !! band line up features an awesome fiddle player , lead guitar / vocals , bass guitar and drums all very experienced and accomplished musicians