Every year at SIDMOUTH FOLK FESTIVAL, there is that one act. The new discovery that gets everyone talking. The one that they all want to go and see. This Friday's guest was that act a couple of years ago. His name was on everybody's lips for a week, and it quite rightly still is. This Friday (19th June) we'll be joined for an hour or so by COHEN BRAITHWAITE-KILCOYNE.
Every Friday, at 8.00pm on our FACEBOOK page, we're be joined by a different guest for an hour or so. The focus of these events is very much on chat, although each guest will play a few live songs too. You'll are invited to ask questions in the comments, so it will be very interactive... the more people watch and engage, the better it will be for everyone. The events are free, although there is a PayPal donations box, with 100 per cent of the donations going direct to the guest. You can find that at the bottom of the page. We'll be keeping these weekly events going until Friday 17th July, when we'll finish for the Summer with something slightly different! We'll let you know Autumn plans once the situation is a little clearer.
A spine-tingling traditional folk performer, Cohen (best known for work with BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award nominees GRANNY'S ATTIC) is a fine player of both the melodeon and anglo concertina. His rich voice soars through a range of historical ballads, industrial songs and shanties, with a particular penchant for material from the West Midlands, where he’s lived for much of his life.