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At Banbury,Folk Festival,Oxfordshire, October 2012



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Winter Wilson

Cutting Free

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Svv3 jISy1Ss

Winter Wilson

http://www.winterwilson.com/ and http://www.myspace.com/winterwilson

Inviting and recording Winter Wilson into the caravan was such a pleasure that I was very reluctant to let them go, I just wanted to capture them and keep them all to myself, sadly lots of others wanted them too! I predict this duo will be in such great demand around the folk and acoustic circuits, who could resist booking them after hearing them perform.

Winter Wilson

We Still Get Along


Morning After

Shropshire Lad


Words from A.E.Houseman’s poem of The Shropshire lad, tune unknown

What a great group of singing voices, full of passion, quality and intelligent harmonies. They are such a treat for audiences wherever they appear, well respected and such a really nice bunch too.

The Cooks

Lay Down This Day


The Cooks

Well this was a double delight because when Winter Wilson came to the caravan to record they brought with them their friends, Rog and Sue Cook who were also a great singing duo, sadly only time permitted recording of one song, but what a lovely morning I had!

Rory Evans


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whO O_BHTkDg

Composed by Claude Bolling more from  www.claude-bolling.com/en/  and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_1tE 5F3gEY

You may conclude by the number of entries on the site that I like this young man, well there’s an old saying “that you can’t stop cream ever rising to the top of the milk bottle” and Rory’s talent could never fail to keep him rising to the top of the music world. He is only 16 years old now but possessing such skill and passion for the guitar it’s like watching and listening to an ‘old master’ at work. Rory thank you so much, you made an old man very happy and full of admiration when you came to the caravan with your guitar, your mother and friends. You can see more of Rory on Youtube - roryevansguitar or contact him at EVANS_RORY@YAHOO.CO.UK

Rory Evans

The Hunt


Tommy Emanuel

Rory Evans

The Mountains of Illinoise


Pat Begeson

Rory Evans

Rondo Alla Turca

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvBa ysOIDJ8


Rory Evans


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81U5p CI3TC8&feature=youtu.be

John Lenon

Rory Evans

Close to You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzvC 11ZY_3M

Burt Bacharach

Hector Gilchrist

The Valley of Strathmoor


Traditional Scottish song

I remember hearing Hector in 2011 at Banbury festival, I was singing and playing Ned of the Hill when his beautiful voice began to accompany me, it was quite an unforgettable experience. When I had the opportunity to invite Hector into the caravan at this years festival at Banbury, I seized it and I hope everyone will enjoy him also. http://www.myspace.com/hectorgilchrist and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdQN a52SBos

Hector Gilchrist

Willie’s Drooned in Yarrow


Traditional Scottish border ballad

Kitty Vernon & Derek Burgess



Dave Webber

Wherever their at any good festival, sing-a-round or club night, Kitty and Derek always add that special ingredient that make sessions so memorable with their varied and extensive repertoire. Whenever they have run sessions they are both welcoming and encouraging to all and make it a pleasure to be part of. Their CD The Sound of Singing is full of great songs and well worth a listen. http://www.myspace.com/kittyvernon/bl og/485156097

Kitty Vernon & Derek Burgess

Walkley Anthem


Gavin Davenport

Rosie Hood

Billy Reilley


Bonnie Shaljean http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSvb UA2-s3E and https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/bonni e-shaljean/id423345780

Rosie is such a fresh young singing talent who delivers a song with both passion and feeling. Rosie shines like a bright new light in our folk arena. She was a finalist at New Roots 2011 and winning the Open Mic Competition at Shrewsbury  Folk Festival, resulting in opening for the Cecil Sharp Project. Her experience of sessions and folk clubs has sparked an interest in the history of the songs she sings, particularly those of her native Wiltshire. http://www.rosiehood.co.uk and  http://www.spiralearth.co.uk and https://twitter.com/RosieHood

Rosie Hood

The Hills of Kandahar


John Archbold


Row, row, row the boat



What a surprising group of singers and how faulous are those shirts! Really lovely voices and harmonies from this Banbury based group a real treat to listen too and a varied selection of songs.


Cadgwith Anthem




The Bold Grenadier



What a pleasant surprise to hear this ‘up-beat’ group play with such enthusiasm, it made the whole caravan and campsite rock! maythrillband@gmail.com and www.myspace.com/maythrill




Hilary Ward

Gordon's Song


Bryony McGinty who is a  well respected and talented Wiltshire based singer songwriter. http://www.facebook.com/bryony.mcgin ty

Hilary is a Story Singer and very lovely too! She is often to be found running the great Mudcat sessions at festivals where she M/c’s. Hilary can be found at www.hilaryward.co.uk

http://www.youtube.com/user/mygurualw ayssaid?feature=mhum

Hilary Ward and Karen Hemingham

The Sailor Fisherman


Linda Kelly (of Hissyfit)

www.hissyfitsfit.co.uk/  and


I've only seen Hilary and Karen perform together two or three times previously but every time I’ve seem them they have always impressed me, ‘proper nice’!

Trevor Williams



Traditional Welsh Lullaby

Trevor sings this beautiful traditional Welsh lullaby with such feeling and conviction and can be contacted on vicki.williams@talk21.com

Pete Joshua

Money island


Pete Joshua

Pete was the person I should thank for bringing along Rory Evans to the caravan as a guest and playing his own great compositions, what talent he has! Pete is a singer/songwriter from Oxford and has his own CD called Songs 1,2,& 3 and can be contacted on petejoshua1@gmail.com

Pete Joshua

You Never can Tell


Pete Joshua


The Blue Cockade



Eleen and Jim the Somerset duo run the very successful Acorns Folk Club in Minehead Somerset, well worth a visit, and can be found at https://sites.google.com/site/acornfolkcl ub/home    and at http://everythingexmoor.org.uk/business /the-acorn-folk-club-479.html


Making a Difference


The Nightingales

Rachael and Rosie

Ellen Vanin


Hughie Jones (Spinners)

Rachael Livingstone, Rosie Marshall are two thirds (the other third member the lovely Sue Harris) of the Southampton based group and and Cocoa the Dog are -  gallimauphry andthe dog. www.gallimauphryandthedog.com  and  gallimauphry andthe dog can be found as regulars at http://www.folk-at-the-riverside.net/

Rachael and Rosie

Round the Wrekin


Rachael Livingstone