Performer list

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Nine Pound Catfish
trio led by Ian Gardner playing footstompin’ good-time ragtime blues and old country music
Dara Ó Briain
Irish comedian best known for hosting Mock The Week and Robot Wars
Steve Hackett
Genesis lead guitarist during the period the band also comprised Gabriel, Collins, Banks and Rutherford and who has subsequently worked both as a solo and with the likes of Paul Carrick, Bonny Tyler, John Wetton and Brian May
Jiginaboot Ceilidh Band
Scottish ceilidh trio with caller Morag Brown on fiddle, Lewis Powell-Reid on bouzouki and accordion, and Johnny Morris on banjo, fiddle and more
Martin Simpson
quite simply one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world performing everything from old-time American music, the blues, Bob Dylan to his own compositions
Mobius Loop
gypsy folk trio allegedly fusing world music and conscious rap with eruptions of free-form dance charged with an intimately powerful and intense energetic live performance
Out Of The Box
long-standing local duo Stuart Hellier and Roger Wood bring themselves and their backing tracks to cover rock and pop, blues and soul
Craig Harrison
Congleton-born tribute act also known as CJ who, since the age of four, has been constantly performing as Michael Jackson in shows and competitions whenever he has had the chance
The Craving
duo of singer Lisa Royle and guitarist David Morris, formerly of the Totnes-based four-piece Secondnature and who should not be confused with the Plymouth indie rock combo of the same name, offer up some acoustic blues, folk and rock covers
Arthur Jeffes
founded by Arthur Jeffes in 2009 and bringing together a talented and disparate group of musicians from the likes of Suede, Gorillaz and Razorlight, initially to perform his father Simon Jeffes’ legacy of world renowned Penguin Cafe Orchestra music
Al Swainger
Bristol-based bassist whose eclectic tastes have led to making music in a wide variety of genres, from pop to progressive rock, traditional to modern jazz and world music, to fully improvised soundsculpture
Ways With Words
popular annual Dartington 10-day literary fest featuring authors of local, national and international importance at which day tickets cost from £24 and admission to individual events can cost between £5 and £11
Black Cat Jazz
six-piece combo formed in 2014 featuring trumpeter Steve Graham to play music in an authentic New Orleans "Dance Hall" style
The Hut People
Hull-based instrumental duo of Sam Pirt and Gary Hammond mixing global rhythms with folk tunes from Quebec to Spain, Scandinavia to Sussex and everywhere in between
Gyles Brandreth
writer, broadcaster, actor, former Conservative Member of Parliament and Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, now Chancellor of the University of Chester and one of Britain's most sought-after award ceremony hosts and after-dinner speakers