The Horizon Stage

Sunday 17th February 11.30am

with Kate Griffin and Ford Collier; Bennami Swift; Hearken; Arthur Coates


The Horizon Stage offers some of the best young, emerging artists a platform to perform at the festival.  They may be young but be rest assured they will be highly talented and an easy match for many twice their age.


A great concert with a varied programme – the ideal way to warm up on a cold winter’s morning.  Come and support these great young musicians and be inspired!


Those performing:


Kate Griffin and Ford Collier are a contemporary duo fusing folk genres from around the world. Driving and intricate Clawhammer banjo tunes and heartfelt, powerful songs are thrown in the melting pot with solid, subtle Celtic guitar, dexterous Irish Whistle and the spellbinding Tabla drums of North India.


Benammi Swift is a Melodeon player hailing from Derbyshire. He started off playing for the Ripley Morris Men but soon branched out into playing other music that peaked his interest. He now brings influences from diatonic accordion players on the continent, leading lights on the English folk scene and his alternative interests in popular music to create a unique style that makes him stand out as an up and coming young Melodeon Player.


Hearken are an enigmatic new Melodeon and Uilleann Pipes / Low Whistle duo currently studying the Folk and Traditional music degree at Newcastle University. Their combination of European and Irish musical backgrounds make for an upbeat and energetic take on their repertoire of Breton, English, Scottish and European dance tunes.


Arthur Coates Duo formed in 2017. Their music comprises influences from Scotland, Québec, Cape Breton and around the World.  They are both accomplished musicians as well as being experts in the production of music. A duo quaranteed to get the feet tapping.

FREE ENTRY - No need to pre-book!

FREE ENTRY - No need to pre-book!