Welcome to the web site of

NATIONAL FOREST FOLK

CLUB AND FESTIVAL

at MOIRA MINERS WELFARE CLUB
MOIRA NEAR ASHBY DE LA ZOUCH
LEICESTERSHIRE

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NEXT FOLK CLUB GUESTS

Friday 10th June



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NATIONAL FOREST FOLK
FESTIVAL 2016


Friday July 1st (evening)

DEMON BARBERS XL
 “One of the best live bands I’ve ever seen. If you get a chance to see them – don’t miss it – they are brilliant” Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2

ROISIN BAN
A true tour de force of traditional Celtic music and dance

TINDERBOX
“Gorgeous” – Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music.….“Outstanding…refreshingly natural” – R2 Magazine……“Wow...!” Martin Carthy

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Saturday July 2nd (afternoon)

THE WILSONS
Performing since 1974 and mainstays of the British folk scene ever since - and still they power on!

JONI FULLER
UK alumna of Phil Collins' Little Dreams Foundation. Double winner of Make it Break it Songwriting Contest, (judged by Chris Martin)

GARY EDWARD JONES
“An undiscovered gem! Beautiful songs and he is a brilliant live performer too." Amy Wadge, Grammy Award Winner, co-writer, Ed Sheeran


HAND ON HEART
A unique approach to combining folk and classical elements with close harmonies

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Saturday July 2nd (evening)

LUCY WARD
Named by MOJO as ‘Britfolk’s most vibrant and forthright new young talent’, and nominated for the acclaimed “Folk Singer of the Year” at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards


MONSTER CEILIDH SOUND SYSTEM
Award-winning and highly talented drum ’n’ bass groove from the real Northern Powerhouse


LONESOME STAMPEDE
Indie-folk rock, all original songs with an utterly original sound


RITCHIE McCABE
Long time friend of the Festival, and a very experienced performer of cross-genre songs for dancing

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Sunday July 3rd (afternoon)

HANNAH JAMES’ JIGDOLL
Her “full-on show, combining dance, music, song, and digital layering to make a complex soundscape generated by hands, feet, clogs, voice, and accordion.”


KIRSTY BROMLEY & LUCY WISE
Rising UK folk star Kirsty is joining forces with Australian folk singer-songwriter Lucy for just four weeks as they bring THE TWO HEMISPHERES TOUR to these shores.

OKA VANGA

Awarded Instrumental Album of the Year by FATEA Magazine in 2015. “Great musicianship and really fine songs. “ Mike Harding. “Exceptionally brilliant …they are so in tune with each other that the rhythm and lead swap back and forth between them like a thread being woven into a complex tapestry.” FATEA

MARK HARRISON
one of the top blues men in the UK with a big following and rightly so' (Frank Hennessy, BBC Radio Wales)

'wonderful rootsy blues ... innovative' (Jazz FM)

JON HART


Percussive hooks, layered harmony and the occasional beatboxing to formulate a set with depth and incredible energy. Acoustic Magazine’s ‘The Next Big Thing’, following a successful performance at the 2014 London Acoustic Guitar Show.
"A masterful guitar player" Guitar World

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