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. 

We'll be announcing next week's guest at the end of each episode, so do stay tuned until the very end, and get your questions ready in the meantime. You can submit questions in advance by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you'd rather. And make sure that you've "liked" our Facebook page for reminders. See you at 8.00pm on Friday.

DFC favourite GREG RUSSELL will be the guest as we continue our lockdown "an hour or so" online series this Friday (12th June). Greg has twice played at the club along with Ciaran Algar, firstly right back in the early days (Summer 2014) and more recently returning in 2017... a night when the gig memorably went ahead despite Greg and Ciaran having all their instruments stolen! They got them back!

Every Friday during lockdown, 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.

Best known for his work with All Ireland fiddle player Ciaran Algar, Greg Russell is a two-time BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner. Since 2016 Greg has been a member of Nancy Kerr’s Sweet Visitor Band, the 40th Anniversary Transports cast (5 Stars, The Guardian), twice toured his political song creation Shake the Chains (4 Stars, The Guardian) and worked with The Tweed Project, Field & Dyke and War & Peace. 
 
Increasingly interested in community arts and education, Greg has spent much of the last two years working for, and alongside, local and national arts and literacy organisations.
 
We'll be announcing next week's guest at the end of each episode, so do stay tuned until the very end, and get your questions ready in the meantime. You can submit questions in advance by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you'd rather. And make sure that you've "liked" our Facebook page for reminders. See you at 8.00pm on Friday.

Our lockdown "an hour or so" online series continues this Friday (5th June) as we are joined on our Facebook page by HANNAH SANDERS & BEN SAVAGE, who were such a hit when they appeared at DFC for real back in the Summer of 2018.

Every Friday during lockdown, 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.

Since emerging in 2016, Hannah and Ben have been defying all conventions of style, genre and compartmentalisation. A touch of ‘Americana’, yet quintessentially English. Traditional, yet contemporary, with their individual writing style. Playful and instinctive, they constantly do the unexpected; yet they do it with such panache and natural chemistry it makes perfect sense. Hannah has an alluring mystique and a voice of disarming purity that massages your senses with gentle ease. Ben is a bubbling ferment of energy, unkempt charm and infectious enthusiasm, seemingly able to play any instrument you put in front of him with grace and favour. They are true originals, that’s all there is to it. Distinctive. Innovative. Ground-breaking. Unique.

We'll be announcing next week's guest at the end of each episode, so do stay tuned until the very end, and get your questions ready in the meantime. You can submit questions in advance by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you'd rather. And make sure that you've "liked" our Facebook page for reminders. See you at 8.00pm on Friday.