We love music at the Fairy Fair, so bring your ears and your dancing shoes (or wellies). This year we welcome the return of three great favourites to entertain you: Pennyless, the King Driscolls and The Georgia Shackleton Trio.
King Driscolls – playing in the Performance Tent at 1pm and 4pm
The Shackleton Trio – playing in the Performance Tent at 11am and 2pm
More About the Bands
More about Pennyless
A great band from Lincolnshire who love to play folk melodies they find in their musical life. Influences range from John Renbourn, Bert Jansch, Talking Heads and Bob Dylan to The Velvet Underground, David Bowie, Incredible String Band, Keith Jarret, Jan Garbarek and Vasmalom. “A psych-folk tradadelia gem” Roots Magazine .
More About The King Driscolls
“We are a three piece folk outfit who play a mix of traditional and original songs. All three of us are land workers, Essex countryside born and raised, which has heavily influenced our music. Our songs range from rousing ballads to bawdy foot stompers and most of what lies in-between”
More About The Shackleton Trio
A highly original and energetic musical force just as likely to move you to tears as to move you to your feet.
Frequently referred to as one of the hardest working bands on the scene, The Shackleton Trio is gaining significant UK and International exposure, becoming an in demand name on the folk circuit. They have been featured on Mark Radcliffe’s Radio 2 Folk Show and BBC Radio 4, with ★★★★★ reviews, and an appearance on Cambridge Folk Festival’s main stage alongside a host of UK and European festivals and international tours.
The trio feature Georgia Shackleton (fiddle, vocals), Aaren Bennett (guitar) and Nic Zuppardi (mandolin). Natural talents of the folk tradition, their self-penned material blends seamlessly with their imaginative yet authentic re-workings of traditional folk standards, influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, with a regional twist from the group’s native East Anglia.
The unique, distinctive songwriting style of Georgia Shackleton, combined with the vibrant instrumental brilliance of Aaren Bennett, Nic Zuppardi and Georgia’s pure and original voice have developed and matured through two critically acclaimed albums: The Dog Who Would Not Be Washed and new release Fen, Farm and Deadly Water.