Derby Folk Festival


We are delighted to be one of the venues hosting Derby Folk Festival this year!

10.30am – Marc Block

A seasoned “folkie”; Marc is a highly engaging and personable performer, disarming and wooing his audiences with his emotional honesty, and combining tradition and innovation with a magical and Queer slant to his song writing.

2.15pm – The Carrivick Sisters

It’s a while since Laura and Charlotte were with us (in their own right, and with Midnight Skyracer), and we can’t wait to hear them in the Cathedral this year. Their bluegrass and folk style brings an entertaining live performance with tight sibling vocal harmonies and multi-instrumental virtuosity.

5.30pm –

Janice Burns & Jon Doran

A new duo at the festival, we know you’ll enjoy them as much as us! Their compelling storytelling comes alive through tight vocal harmonies and sensitive interplay between mandolin and bouzouki, with arrangements that balance intricacy with energy. Their dynamic performances are a celebration of their own musical and geographic backgrounds, embracing the differences that connect them

Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage

Although they’ve been with us individually, we’re really looking forward to hearing Hannah and Ben’s lovely duo. They cross genres, with a touch of ‘Americana’, yet are quintessentially English. Traditional, yet contemporary; playful and instinctive; they make music with such panache and natural chemistry it makes perfect sense.

Derby Folk Festival is produced by Derby LIVE in association with Bob On Arts.

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