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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Captain Nash Professional pirate, children’s entertainer, shanty singer. 07943 048908. Facebook page.
Cap’n Paul 07709502573 or 811134 See Groups below for more information.
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
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
Vickie Clarke Songs with guitar. Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Annabelle Stevens Modern folky songs and guitar. 07821002789
Abacus Hazel and Pete play and sing American roots music from past and present. 07770 764974 email email@example.com YouTube Abacus Banjo
Coppersmith Glenn and Linda perform an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary folk songs, some self-penned. Also theatre with music and song. Contact 07799 040416 or mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dollymopps Virgil and Justin, expert singing of Isle of Wight traditional songs in harmony. Contact: email@example.com 0750 4403991 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
Sun Morrow Mytho-poetic folk duo, guitars, mandolin and vocals. Tel Nils 07772 433192. firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook page.
Taffetty John Hacker and Andy Roberts sing contemporary and traditional songs to guitar and mandolin. Contact via Andy, see above.
The Teetotalers Irish music. Contact via Last Orders link below.
Brighstone Barnacles Large group of singers ( up to ten ) perform mainly sea songs and shanties accompanied by guitar. Tel.Dave 741061 Email: email@example.com
Cajundaze Cajun music on accordion, fiddle, guitar, zither & triangle, for dancing and listening. CAJUNDAZE ARE LOOKING FOR A GUITARIST. Website: www.cajundaze.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook page
The Crew/Cap’n Paul & Shipmates Sea songs and shanties with guitar, ukelele, accordion, recorder and percussion. 07709502573 or 811134
The Chain Ferry Gang Songs accompanied by guitar, ukeleles, harmonica and tea-chest base. Email email@example.com
Double Hitch Vince & Kerry Scriver and James and Tina Goode use their instrumental skills to give traditional songs pazazz. Facebook page
Feck! Irish folk/Punk band. Also Riverflow, a quieter version of Feck! Contact 07855380981. Facebook page.
Guith Three piece harmonies and self penned songs with Isle of Wight theme. Contact John Bentley 07970 009642 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Last Orders Excellent Irish band. Contact: www.facebook.com/lastordersiow
Millicent’s Favourite Play instrumentals with guitar, recorder, banjo, mandolin and shruti box. email email@example.com Facebook page
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
Second Time Around (2ndTA) Always popular, multi-instrumentalists and fine singers perform folk, jazz and blues. See 2ndTA Facebook page.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Vectian Play original compositions by Chris Hirst, folky classical, mandora, cello and accordion and vocals. www.vectian.co.uk
Ceilidh/ Barn Dance Bands
Alan Young & Margaret available for ceilidhs with caller Ian Watterson. 01983 616240
Concord Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band available for parties, weddings, fund-raisers, etc, any age group or ability level. Caller included. Contact Mike Butler on email@example.com
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 Bands – see ‘bands’
Slainte Va – see ‘bands’
Ceilidh or Barn Dance Callers
Steve Taverner firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
The Isle of Wight Scottish Fiddlers Seasoned performers who put on a good show. bookings@scottish fiddlers.co.uk