Cara Dillon will play an exclusive set at Folk by the Oak, Hatfield House on Sunday 24 July, bringing together an all-star line-up of musicians.
Curated by Cara, this very special performance will include old friends & new collaborations, including a special guest performance by Jamie Lawson, whose 2015 top 10 single Wasn’t Expecting That took the seasoned performer to international fame and acclaim, and recently gained a nomination for Best Song Musically and Lyrically in the prestigious Ivor Novello Awards. Also joining Cara for this once in a lifetime set are: Andy Ivine, one of the truly great Irish singers of all time; Scotland’s foremost singer / songwriter Kris Drever and the world renowned instrumentalist Mike McGoldrick.
Afro Celt Sound System – currently grabbing headlines with their long awaited and highly praised new album The Source – promise a unique and energetic main stage finale which in true Folk by the Oak style will be accompanied by a choreographed firework display. If you’re going to catch the ACSS anywhere this year this is likely to be the most spectacular opportunity!
With Lau, False Lights, folk ‘supergroup’ Sweet Liberties (featuring Martyn Joseph, Nancy Kerr, Sam Carter, Maz O’Connor, Patsy Reid and Nick Cooke), transatlantic duo Martin Simpson & Dom Flemons (of the Carolina Chocolate Drops) and Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year nominee Emily Portman with The Coracle Band all booked for the main stage, Folk by the Oak are continuing their reputation for producing a ‘line-up of headliners’ for their one day festival.
Headlining the Acorn Stage this year is the hugely talented and energetic Calan, who bring a contemporary and lively approach to traditional Welsh music. The addition of traditional Dublin four piece Lynched (also nominated for several Radio 2 Folk Awards - Best Group, Best Album, Horizon Award), the exciting new bluegrass inspired four piece Cardboard Fox, the delicate and enthralling Rheingans Sisters (Best Original Track winners at the Folk Awards), local emerging talent Kelly Oliver and finally the London Youth Folk Ensemble, the combination of these 2 packed stages and the compact and leafy site ensure a full day of back to back sublime folk and acoustic music. As always this will be complimented by a wide range of stalls and activities ensuring a fabulous day out for all.
Published on 12 May 2016 by Ben Robinson