Underneath The Stars Festival announces more acts

Kate Rusby’s delightful Underneath The Stars festival, which runs from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 July has announced its latest wave of artists.  Edward II, a powerful English roots band that uniquely blend the rhythms of the Caribbean with traditional songs from the British Isles, Idlewild frontman Roddy Woomble; actor, songwriter, producer & theatre legend John Tams, Marry Waterson and David A. Jaycock who will bring their distinct, dark and dreamlike portrayal of English folk song, Ímar featuring 2017 BBC Radio 2 Best Musician nominee Mohsen Amini, Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra with their infectious toe-tappin’ mix of western swing, country blues, ragtime hokum and whatever else gets thrown in, one of Northern Ireland’s finest instrumentalists and interpreter of traditional song, Damien O’Kane, Sheelanagig, a quintet with a well-stocked armoury of stringed instruments and a bagful joint-jumping European folk tunes, blistering Country-Soul singer Yola Carter who was the recent recipient of UK Artist of the Year at the UK Americana Awards 2017 and something to really light the “fun fuse”,The Destroyers with their dazzling stage show join already announced headliners Newton Faulkner, Kate Rusby, Show of Hands, Lucy Rose and Raghu Dixit.

Author: Jeremy Searle

Deputy Editor & Videos Editor at Americana UK, promoter at Greenbird Promotions, writer for R2 and Maverick magazines, possessor of more CDs than is entirely decent and inveterate hoarder.

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