Saturday 10th July
For many years Cockersdale have been of the leading unacompanied groups in the UK. Originally formed by Keith Marsden to perform his songs, the group's reputation soon grew making them a major force in folk music. Following Keith's death in 1991 Cockersdale reformed and have now re-established themselves on the UK folk scene.
Although they now have a repertoire that stretches beyond that performed before Keith's death they still perform many of the songs that he wrote and for which he is famous. Newly written songs still feature within the performances but are now more commonly from the pen of Graham and also Chris Sugden.
With a number of CDs to their credit and a history of appearances at most of the major festivals in the UK Cockersdale bring guaranteed enjoyment to any performance. Check out their Website!
Saturday November 6th
"A One-Man Folk Industry!" was how Jim Lloyd described Pete Coe on Folk on 2. With a vast repertoire of traditional & original songs, dance tunes & dances playing bouzouki, melodeon, dulcimer, banjo & step percussion, he's been a professional musician since 1971.
Pete looks to the tradition, but doesn't shrink from adapting and reinventing in order to move forward. He is essentially a storyteller, equally at home with lengthy traditional ballads as with pithy self-penned songs. Shreds and Patches
He has recorded ten albums, broadcasts regularly on local and BBC radio and has appeared in several television programmes.
Check out his Website