NOTE: Before booking an act it is best to listen to them performing live to ensure they are what you expect. If this is not possible, ask about previous performances and contact the organiser.
Andy Roberts. Contemporary and traditional Folk Singer, Songwriter, musician based in Freshwater. For folk clubs, quieter pub venues and house concerts. Contact 01983 752050 email:
Brian Reeves Mainly songs from South of England & Isle of Wight, also sea songs and shanties. Contact : email@example.com
Captain Nash Professional pirate, children’s entertainer, shanty singer. 01983 746640 Facebook page.
Chris Quinton Singer, songwriter and entertainer, with guitar, also Clacks Band. Email firstname.lastname@example.org www.chrisqthings.co.uk Tel 07432 739733
David Ballard Singer, songwriter and poet, with guitar. mail email@example.com www.daveballard.co.uk
J.C. Grimshaw Song writer, multi-instrumentalist and teacher. Blues,Vintage Jazz, Gypsy, Country, Folk and Pop. Contact: http://www.jcgrimshaw.com/ Also contact for The Dance Preachers and Tizigane and The Gramophone Party
Joe Caudwell Didgeridoo and percussion. Facebook page
Paul Armfield Highly respected singer-songwriter www.paularmfield.com Facebook page
Steve Love Original songs about the Isle of Wight, with guitar. Contact via Facebook
The Gentleman Songster (Steve Parkes) Songs and comic monologues accompanied by guitar. 01983 754159 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Singing Poet (Ruth Twyman Lockyer) Primarily a poet, also sings unaccompanied folk, blues and just about anything else. Entertains groups. email@example.com
Tony Nicol Talented singer, varied and interesting repertoire including comedy and own songwriting. Tel. 523121 or 07506 250028
Abacus Hazel and Pete play and sing American roots music from past and present. 07770 764974 email firstname.lastname@example.org YouTube: Abacus Banjo
The Coppersmith Award winner Glenn performs an eclectic mix of folk song, mostly self-penned. Also theatre with music and song. Contact 07799 040416 or mail email@example.com.
The Dollymopps Virgil and Justin, expert singing of Isle of Wight traditional songs in harmony. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 0750 4403991 or email@example.com 07429 829856
JC and Angelina Popular professional duo who perform in a variety of musical styles. http://www.jcgrimshaw.com/
Molly’s Chambers Traditional and modern Irish, guitar, violin and vocals. Contact Chris Quinton 0743739733
Puckaster Harp, guitar and vocals. 07880 735114 mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun Morrow Mytho-poetic folk duo, guitars, mandolin and vocals. Tel Nils 07772 433192. email@example.com Facebook page.
Brighstone Barnacles Large group of singers ( up to ten ) perform mainly sea songs and shanties accompanied by guitar. Tel.Dave 741061 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cajundaze Cajun music on accordion, fiddle, guitar, zither & triangle, for dancing and listening. Facebook page. Website: www.cajundaze.com Email: email@example.com
The Crew Sea shanties and folk with guitar, ukelele, accordion, recorder and percussion. 07709502573
The Chain Ferry Gang Songs accompanied by guitar, ukeleles, harmonica and tea-chest base. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Clacks Band Original material written by band members, vocals with guitar, bass, harmonica, keyboard and percussion. www.theclacksband.co.uk
Double Hitch Vince & Kerry Scriver and James and Tina Goode use their instrumental skills to give traditional songs pazazz. Facebook page
Eremue Folk Songs with a variety of instruments and vocals. 07909526122
Feck! Irish folk/Punk band, currently taking a break, but expect to regroup later. Contact 07855380981. Facebook page. See also The Kelpies.
Guith Three piece harmonies and self penned songs with Isle of Wight theme. Contact John Bentley 07970 009642 email@example.com Facebook page
Grizzled Skipper Lively songs, mainly American and banjo. 07980 868851 or 07896 284086
The Hooleys 5-piece band playing Country and Irish music. Facebook page
The Festive Folkies Second Time Around, Guith and ace fiddler Richard. A special band for Christmas. Contact via 2TA.
The Kelpies Mainly Scottish folk band with some Irish and punk folk. Facebook Group The Kelpies Band, contact 07855 380981.
Larboard Watch Harmony trio, folk and shanties, accompanied and unaccompanied. Alan Garnett 07923647373. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Millicent’s Favourite Play instrumentals with guitar, recorder, banjo, mandolin, double bass and shruti box. email email@example.com millicentsfavourite.extremelynice.net
Norfolk ‘n Goode Tony Nicol, Tina and James Goode. Songs with multi-instrumental backing. Contact via Tony on 523121 or 07506 250028 or 2TA below
Petes Sake Folk, country and Irish music with vocals, fiddle, accordion, banjo and guitar. To book, Tel 07969 735728 or 01983 523578. Website: www.petessake.moonfruit.com
Quatrapuntal Original compositions based around classical folk and other influences. Vocals, mandora, Portuguese guitar, melodica, bass. www.quatrapuntal.com
Second Time Around (2ndTA) Always popular, multi-instrumentalists and fine singers perform folk, roots, blues and early jazz. www.2ndta.com email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Red Sqwrl Perform old – time country blues and occasional jazz. Facebook page
Slainte Va Irish and Scottish singalong specialists www.slainteva.co.uk
The South Wight District Spasm Band play ragtime blues & jazz on stringed instruments. 07866 918746 or email@example.com
The Watch Harmony quartet, folk, shanties, ballads, accompanied and unaccompanied 07923647373 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ceilidh/ Barn Dance Bands
The Caulkheads Dance Band Ceilidh and barn dance band with own caller for all occasions. Contact via Caulkheads website www.caulkheads.co.uk
The Shindig Band– see The Crew in ‘Groups’ above
Slainte Va – see ‘Groups’ above
Ceilidh or Barn Dance Callers
Steve Taverner email@example.com
Ian Watterson Contact on 0781 2901741
For Good Causes
Rodney and his Merry Minstrels A group of friends who run singalong sessions for seniors and dementia sufferers in care homes and clubs. Contact Rodney on 07895074784 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Isle of Wight Scottish Fiddlers Seasoned performers who put on a good show. bookings@scottish fiddlers.co.uk