PAUL RILEY

Paul Riley

WHAT I DO
I have played in folk clubs, festivals and pubs as a soloist and with various collaborators since the 1970s. I play a mix of instrumentals and self-penned songs, folk and near folk, folk-blues and non-folk if it takes my fancy! I play guitar and mandolin.
I have recorded a CD The Wanderer  – mostly original material, which has been well-received.

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PETER AND JANE

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WHAT WE DO
We are a folk duo from Suffolk, who love making music. Our original songs and tunes are influenced by the broad spectrum that is the folk genre and our performances always include a joyful selection of traditional material. Whether playing Scottish airs, Irish jigs and reels, or singing bluegrass favourites, traditional ballads or one of our own songs we centre our arrangements around close harmony between our instruments and voices. 

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BOF!

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WHAT WE DO

Bof! is a four-piece band specializing in traditional French and Breton music for dancing and listening  to. We have played in folk clubs, for dance groups and at festivals in England and France, as well as  organising regular workshops and public dances in East Anglia, as part of Prêt à danser group. 

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PHIL LYONS

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WHAT I DO
I sing traditional and contemporary British folk songs. I am an experienced performer, having sung at many folk clubs and festivals in this country and France. I play Bartram and Lowden guitars.

I have a solo CD, Time and Tide, that was well received on release.

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TERENCE BLACKER

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WHAT I DO
I write and sing songs about the way we live now, and play them on the guitar or ukulele. I have performed shows of songs and stories at venues from the Hay Festival to the Edinburgh Fringe, from from folk clubs to London’s Crazy Coqs cabaret bar.

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MAGGIE & STAN

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Maggie and Stan hail from Mid-Suffolk. They have been performing together since the mid nineties, playing and singing a wide variety of traditional tunes and songs including traditional folk, music hall and comedy songs. Stan also has a vast repertoire of “specialist” songs, from the 17th century to the modern day, which have to be performed well after the watershed.

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MATT HAINES

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WHAT I DO
I sing mainly my own songs and instrumentals and accompany myself on the guitar. I also play bass guitar in The Hosepipe Band and play in a number of acoustic duos. I have played in pubs and at clubs and festivals throughout East Anglia.

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TONY HALL

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I sing varied songs, accompanying myself on Hohner melodeons and play a mixture of tunes. I have played at folk clubs and festivals all over the UK for the last forty-odd years.

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HARBOUR LIGHTS TRIO

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WHAT WE DO

We are based in East Suffolk and provide relatively inexpensive, light-hearted concerts, folk club spots or after dinner entertainment.

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GWENDAL MOËLE & PAUL RILEY

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Mainly songs in French, from old-time chansons like Edith Piaf’s to more modern material.
Our repertoire includes “La Mer” (Charles Trénet), the English version of “Ne me quitte pas” (Jacques Brel), “Je ne  regrette rien” and “Hymne à l’amour” (Edith Piaf).

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HOLLY D JOHNSTONE

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I sing and perform traditional and original songs rooted in a modern folk style. Many of my songs are based on historic events or human stories that have inspired me.  I am engaged by the way that storytelling and song-writing bind together to form an artistic tapestry of music and tale.  

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MEGAN WISDOM

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Born and raised in Suffolk and currently based in Newcastle, I am a solo singer of traditional and contemporary folk songs.

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SOUND TRADITION

 

WHAT WE DO
Sound Tradition 2024Sound Tradition is an a cappella folk foursome (David, Linda, Catherine and Moose) singing in glorious harmony, with occasional harmonium or percussion. We have a varied repertoire rangeing from lively chorus songs to lilting ballads, and from medieval times to the modern day, but always with an ear for the English folk tradition.

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