Appearing in 2018

Beverley Folk Festival



Appearing in 2018

Every year, around 80+ acts appear on the festival weekend in our various on-site venues.
In 2017 we had more music and events than ever before so there was something for everyone…

Confirmed so far for 2018 are:



This international award winning band from Wales are back on the road with their infectious rhythms and high energy routines to celebrate the release of their latest album-Solomon They come with accordion, harp, guitar, fiddles and Welsh bagpipes along with a virtuoso performance from a champion step dancer. A fresh and vibrant sound with a pounding beat set against the backdrop of old traditions. Songs include the legend of Wales’ very own fairy realm with a tale of magic, myth and mischief along with some of the most beautiful and haunting melodies.

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Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

Two time BBC Folk Award winners Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar met in 2011. Soon after the joining of the pair, the duo were signed to Fellside Records and in July 2012 released their debut album, The Queen’s Lover.

Numerous tours followed as the duo developed and honed their stage craft, becoming one of the most sought after young acts on the English Folk Scene. “The press coverage and folk club reports have been glowing and rightly so” (R2 Magazine).


The Lucy Ward Band

Lucy Ward is an impressive, original songwriter whose unique delivery and breath-taking voice has enchanted audiences the world over. Her music never fails to get to the heart of the human condition with her expressive, unflinching writing style and warm personality that radiates from the stage.
Having come up through the folk tradition, Ward’s music has a sense of rooted belonging. She is BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner and is the youngest person ever to be nominated for the prestigious BBC Folk Singer of the Year.
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The festival programme may be subject to any changes that the organisers see fit to make. We make every effort to present the advertised programme, but cannot guarantee that the artists will perform at any particular time, or at all. Whilst we make every effort to keep any changes to a minimum, we reserve the right to present alternative performers and re-programme events or concerts as necessary.


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