From: MARTYNGH_at_aol_dot_com
Sent: 04 April 2009 22:56
Subject: Teignmouth Folk Festival



Teignmouth Folk Festival’s International line-up.


The 11th Teignmouth Folk Festival has this year extended a welcome to a number of artistes from around the globe in addition to plenty of home grown talent.

The 2009 event, which is held between 19 – 21 June, boasts a fine line-up of performers guaranteed to whet the appetite of all folk music enthusiasts.

James Fagan and Nancy Kerr are an award- winning duo, with impeccable folk music credentials. James is a member of Australia’s foremost folk music family whilst Nancy is daughter of British folk music legend Sandra Kerr. Their wonderful singing and impeccable musicianship on bouzouki and fiddle have made them one of the folk music circuits most in-demand acts.

Emily and Hazel Askew are two extremely talented young women who have been building an enviable reputation as energetic performers of English music on fiddle and melodeon. Their musical prowess, together with fine voices, will prove that this duo, christened ‘The Sisters of Stomp’ by fellow festival guests Fagan & Kerr, are a musical force to be reckoned with.

Britiish-born singer/musician Tom Lewis has been resident in Canada for many years and is recognised as being one of that country’s finest interpreters of maritime songs.

 Award-winning Danish/Swedish trio Habbadam, perform music gleaned from the traditional music archives of the small Baltic island of Bornholm

The New Rope String Band are veterans of the folk scene and have an enviable reputation for mad-cap on-stage antics combined with musical virtuosity. Their concerts are totally unpredictable and always guaranteed to raise a smile.   

The festival will also feature a host of fine local talent including Halfway Harmony, The Castletown Boys, Exmouth Shanty Men, Stormin’ Norman, Ollie Nelder, Charbote plus many more.

Saturday 20th June will see the welcome return of the festival ceilidh featuring Phoenix.

A host of dance teams will be providing colourful displays around the town.

The festival will also feature informal music and song sessions, storytelling, punch & Judy plus a range of workshops.

For further information please contact:

Anne or Steve Gill, 01803 290427 or

Martyn Hillstead

Press Secretary

Teignmouth Folk Festival






Further information regarding individual artistes, including photographs and biographies, may be available on the artistes own web-sites, which may be accessed via links on the Teignmouth Folk Festival web-site.