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At The Manifold Folk Gathering, Derbyshire, September 2012



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Steve Higgins  

Henry Tailor's Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNbyx TyRrPI

Laurence Hoy a singer songwriter from the Wigan area

Steve is one of those exceptional singers and musicians whose talent adds that special ingredient into making any ‘sing-a-round into something really special! Steve can be found at his local folk club the Wooden Horse, Billing, Wigan

Steve Higgins  

Spanish Lady


John Tams wrote this song for the TV series Sharpe’s Rifles, he also appeared as rifleman Daniel Hagman, find out more from http://www.johntams.co.uk/


King Cotton


Mike Harding is a singer, songwriter, comedian, author, poet and broadcaster. He is affectionately known as 'The Rochdale Cowboy' and he hosts the weekly BBC Radio

Folk on 2 show. http://www.mikeharding.co.uk/

What a  treat to listen to this group, with such great interpretation and harmony of songs. Any festival or good club would not be complete without including these in their program. Poacher consist of: Kevin Green, June Thaine & David Robertson.



The Long Shot


Stu and Debbie Hanna, who together are known  as Megson and can  be found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ynx7 tv8w86i      and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joLoK 7YdWVw&feature=related

Nicola Clark

Hogan and Rat


Nicola Clark http://www.nicolaclark.co.uk/http:// and at www.youtube.com/watch?v=CteEqmi6T88

Nicola is a truly talented and imaginative singer/songwriters who creates such haunted verses to great music. She has a very distinct guitar playing style  coupled with a beautiful clear voice. Nicola is also a very accomplished artist with distinctive style and variety.

Kevin & Zoe Green



George Gershwin

Kevin is such a talented singer and musician on guitar.  Zoe, married to Kevin, has a lovely sensitive voice which she uses on a variety of contemporary and traditional songs.

Kevin Green

Bye bye Blackbird


Ray Henderson and lyricist Mort Dixon

Kevin is also a very talented Ukulele player, such a pleasure to meet and listen to.

Pete Hopkins

Union, Staffordshire and Birmingham Canal                                

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Q4C xI3fJcQ

Dave Ritchie wrote this great song about the problems of transporting Guinness beer barrels during WW2

Pete besides being a member of the excellent Titanic Brewery Shanty Crew which have a rousing repertoire of songs of ale and sail, he is also a member of nine tenths below group and can be found at   www.ninetenthsbelow.co.uk.  

Brian Bull

Little Chickens in the Garden


American songwriter James Allen Bland 1883

Brian is a fine exponent of Traditional English tunes and songs with both guitar and concertina. He has a wide a varied repertoire which includes a great selection of contemporary songs also. He is a resident singer an  d secretary of Rhyl Folk Club in North Wales

Anna Shannon

Cowparsley and Wire


Anna Shannon http//www.annashannon.co.uk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWN_ Ui-F_wQ

Anna is a singer songwriter from the Whitby area of England and winner of the prestigious BBC Radio Yorkshire Songwriter of the year in August 2006. Anna is a singer with a fabulous repertoire of haunting songs. When she came to the ‘caravan’  to sing, the hairs on the back of my neck stood up! Anna is a must see artist with a stunning voice and very distinctive guitar style! Festival and club organisers book her quickly before she gets too expensive!

Mick & Andrea Scott



Stan Rogers  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT-aEcPgkuA

I was easily drawn to Andrea and Mick when I first met them at Alcester Folk Festival and again at the Manifold Folk Gathering in September 2012. I like their gentle and relaxed style  of singing and playing which is of great credit to them, look out for them at festivals and enjoy them as have I.  They can be found at their local folk club at the Blacksmith Arms on a Sunday Evening in Quorn near Leicester.

Mick & Andrea Scott



Ray Bradshaw

Mick Scott

Diamantina Drover


John Williamson http://www.johnwilliamson.com.au/

Mike Bartram

Little Soldier Laddie



Mike is a fine singer and concertina player and can be found at his local folk club the Wooden Horse, Billing, Wigan. He has recorded several albums  and can be contacted at Mike-bartram@tiscali.co.uk

For information on this.

Terry Helyar


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvx3E M9r91U


Founder of songs from the caravan and can be found at many festivals and clubs around the country in the caravan. If you see him offer a song or two.