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Shrewsbury Folk Festival Announces 2015 Artists

Shrewsbury Folk Festival Announces 2015 Artists Shrewsbury Folk Festival, taking place 28th-31st August 2015, has annouced the first artists on its 2015 line up as it prepares for earlybird tickets to go on sale on December 1st.

Artists will include:

  • La Bottine Souriante
  • Kate Rusby
  • Oysterband Special
  • Steve Knightley (solo)
  • Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita
  • The Peatbog Faeries
  • Sharon Shannon
  • The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
  • The Spooky Men's Chorale
  • False Lights
  • The Barra McNeils
  • Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson
  • John Jones and the Reluctant Ramblers
  • Nancy Kerr and the Sweet Visitor Band
  • The Wilsons
  • The Young’uns
  • The New Rope String Band
  • Lucy Ward
  • Patsy Reid
  • Folk Nations
  • Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys
  • O’Hooley & Tidow
  • Mawkin
  • The Oxford Girl
  • Ten Strings & A Goat Skin
  • The Willows
  • Jack Harris
  • Gren Bartley
  • Mary Humphreys & Anahata
  • The Roaring Trowman
  • Winter Wilson
  • Fran McGillivray & Mike Burke Band
  • Teacups
  • Granny’s Attic
  • The Boundless Brothers
  • Paula Ryan
  • The Peace Concert

Shrewsbury Folk Festival festival has five music venues, a dance tent, runs more than 100 workshops, a popular children’s festival, a dedicated youth programme for 12 to 17-year-olds, onsite camping, a craft fair and food village. Festival Director Alan Surtees said: "We are still working on the line up and will reveal more exciting artists in the coming months but we are delighted to already have a diverse and creative line up."

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