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Scotland's Brìghde Chaimbeul
- winner of the 2019 BBC Radio 2
Horizon Award and 2016 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk award—currently making her mark on the global stage.
A native Gaelic speaker, her style is rooted in her native language and culture
but draws inspiration from a variety of global piping traditions
such as from Cape Breton, Eastern Europe, and Ireland.
She most recently was chosen as the only Scottish artist featured at ESNS 2021
and one out of two UK featured artists at WOMEX 2020.
Gorrión Serrano is a three-generation family band based in Mexico City
consisting of Alejandro Montaņo on guitarron (bass),
Jesús Camacho on jarana huasteca (a small eastern Mexican tenor guitar),
and Alex Montaño Moreno on violin.
Hubby Jenkins is a talented multi-instrumentalist who endeavors to share his love
and knowledge of old-time American music.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, he delved into his Southern roots,
following the thread of African American history woven through
country blues, ragtime, fiddle and banjo, and traditional jazz.
Germaine is a musical project mixing traditional singing, step dancing, foot-tapping, fiddle, and bodhran. Old-time songs from Quebec are remastered into arrangements that focus on rhythm with the use of traditional percussion. The band takes a new look at a feminine and feminist repertoire while exploring the richness of traditional texts.
Band members include :
Kevin Henderson is a fiddler who draws on the rich fiddle music tradition of his native Shetland (a group of islands located off the northern coast of Scotland) and his experience with leading bands including Boys of the Lough, Fiddlers`Bid, Session A9, and The Nordic Fiddler's Bloc to create an expressive and adventurously individual musical style.
With school friends Chris Stout, Andrew Gifford, and Maurice Henderson, Kevin formed Fiddlers Bid, a band that continues to represent the finest of Shetland fiddling allied with harmonic invention, creative subtlety, and enthusiastic vigor — almost thirty years, innumerable gigs, and four enthusiastically received albums later.
Since moving to Norway, while maintaining connections with his previous bands, Kevin has put his heart and soul into Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, a meeting of three very distinctive musical styles where simplicity and directness are key. Their blend of Norwegian, Swedish, and Shetland accents and their command of varying tones and voicings have led to ecstatic receptions on both sides of the North Sea and across the Atlantic.
Cedric Watson is a four-time Grammy-nominated fiddler, singer, accordionist, and songwriter - one of the brightest young talents to emerge in Cajun, Creole, and Zydeco (Louisiana French) music over the last decade.
Originally from San Felipe, TX (population 868), Cedric made his first appearance at the age of 19 at the Zydeco Jam at The Big Easy in Houston, TX.&npsp; Just two years later, he moved to south Louisiana, quickly immersing himself in French music and language. Over the next several years, Cedric performed French music in 17 countries and on 7 full-length albums with various groups, including the Pine Leaf Boys, Corey Ledet, Les Amis Creole, and with his own group, Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole.
Cedric will be playing the accordion and fiddle with his quartet including Chris Stafford (guitar), Serge Billeaudeaux (bass), and Adam Cormier (drums).
Davis is an Alabama native and member of The Alabama Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, and has served as the frontman for the band since 1984.
Davis is recognized as one of the foremost practitioners of the Monroe mandolin technique. His interest in old-time and bluegrass music grew organically from a musical family, and both his father and grandfather were players and singers.
The members of the Warrior River Boys include Robert Montgomery (banjo), Marty Hays (bass), Stan Willemon (guitar), and Phillip James (fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and bass).
Dromeno is a traditional ensemble presenting regional folk music from the Greek mainland and beyond, overlapping into the surrounding regions and finding the musical legacy that connects the traditions of the Balkans.
Featuring clarinet and voices, the instrumentation includes accordion, saxophone, violin, oud, bouzouki, zourna, guitar, laouto, kanun, and percussion, and enables the group to span the sounds of Greek music, from western Macedonia and Ipiros, through Thessaly, Thrace, and Asia minor. The band includes Christos Govetas, Ruth Hunter, Eleni Govetas, Bobby Govetas, and Nikos Maroussis.
Fiddler Robert Bruce Greene is known worldwide for preserving and playing old-time Kentucky fiddle music. He's also a skilled old-time banjo player, singer, and collector of traditional Appalachian music and culture. Bruce has lived and worked among the people of Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina for more than 40 years, bringing to his playing the intimacy and dignity he absorbed through his apprenticeships with musicians born as far back as the 1880s.