Hi, Everyone, here’s my Autumn newsletter.
For more details about any of my artists and their tours please go to http://www.jacey-bedford.com and click on the picture for their individual web pages
NEW TO THE AGENCY THIS SEASON
Formerly the song writing and lead-singing half of the fantastically popular Huw and Tony Williams, Huw is now available solo for folk clubs and festivals. You can also have his one-man-show ‘Birth of an Accidental Musician.’
Donnelly and South
Keith Donnelly is now available with the lovely Lauren South. This gives Keith the opportunity to air some of his more serious songs and to play for Lauren’s beautiful singing. Lauren also plays fiddle, guitar and shruti box. “A star-quality act ready to take the folk scene by storm.” – Pete Willow
John Wort Hannam (Canada)
John‘s debut UK tour is in May/June 2023. He’s been nominated for (and won) more awards than you can shake a stick at, including Junos (Canada’s Emmys) and I just heard he’s been nominated for the upcoming Canadian Folk Music Awards in the Best Male Vocalist section. A singer/songwriter par excellence, he’s touring with fiddler Scott Duncan.
Robb will be touring his new album ‘Minimum Wages’ in the autumn of 2022 and spring of 2023. Dates available. Book him now.
Over the Moon (Canada)
Craig and Sue toured here in spring 2022 and will be back again in late August to early October 2023. A delightful Canadian Cowboy/Western Swing/ Bluegrassy/Americana duo, they too have been nominated for a Juno Award for their current album ‘Chinook Waltz’ and I just heard today that they’ve been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award in the Best Group/Ensemble category.
Tania Opland and Mike Freeman (UK/Alaska)
Tania and Mike found themselves stuck in Alaska over the various Covid lockdowns, but they’ll be back in the UK in April/May 2023. With a plethora of instruments (guitars, mandos, fiddle, hand percussion, hammered dulcimer, gurdy, recorders) and Tania’s glorious voice with Mike’s support on harmonies and tall stories, they are superb entertainers.
Dan McKinnon (Canada)
A superb relaxed singer and intelligent songwriter, Dan is a true troubadour, one voice, one guitar and one train ticket. He’s been touring the UK for many years now and makes friends and fans wherever he goes. He’ll be back in the UK again in September/October 2023
Lee’s blinding ability on guitar and eclectic choice of songs. He can switch from contemporary and traditional folk, to 50s style, blues and jazz. “What a wonderful variety of well-chosen songs. Not just a superb musician but an all-round entertainer too. Such an enjoyable evening, I can’t wait to see him return.” – Andy (Dartford Folk Club)
Yorkshire-based female acoustic duo with over a decade of festival and folk club experience. As singers, instrumentalists and songwriters, they bring a sense of storytelling with their songs, with vocals that produce spellbinding effects with their rich harmonies.
Singer-songwriter/stand-up comedian (clean)/great guitarist/storyteller. Geordie-cultural-attache, Keith carries an audience along with his madcappery. Keith also offers storytelling for children in schools and at festivals and any other events you can imagine.