The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc: New Music and New Dates

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Back to the 1780s with WÖR in village halls across South West England in February!

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Sharper Than Agency and Management

Chris Pentney

Sharper Than is run by Chris Pentney, former Head of Folkworks Programme at Sage Gateshead since 2002 and part of the Folkworks team since 1995, coordinating Folkworks’ national and regional tours.

Chris says, ‘With 21 years of event organising and venue and festival programming experience behind me, I will be working hard to provide the levels of service and great artists that I know programmers require.

I’m passionate about connecting artists, audiences and traditional music and all of the acts I work with feel the same way. We can always talk about adding in workshop opportunities or other ways of connecting with audiences – or potential audiences – to help grow interest and attendances.

I look forward to working with you!’

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Alistair Anderson

Internationally acknowledged as the master of the English Concertina

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Alistair Anderson & Northlands

Rich songs and tunes from the heart of Northumberland

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Bottle Band Band members

Bottle Bank Band

Exciting, exhilarating musical landscape with rich harmonies and captivating arrangements

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Broom Bezzums

Gutsy folk with a critical eye, a sense of fun and a desire for a better future.

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Dan Walsh and Alistair Anderson

Bluegrass songs, Northumbrian rants, Jazzy ballads and Old Time reels

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Huw Williams

Foot tapping melodies, deeply moving songs and hilarious humour

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Not The Anderson Twins: Alistair Anderson vs Ian A Anderson

Deathfolk, blues, psych-folk, trad & world twang vs close-up & personal Northumbrian music

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Rosier (formerly Les Poules à Colin)

Electrifying energy and beguiling modesty from Quebec!

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The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

Bringing together the fiddle traditions of Shetland, Norway and Sweden in a sublime mix!

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Tim Dalling

Unique performer, songwriter and accordionist

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Back to the 1780's with energetic sounds from Flanders!

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