the virtual folk club - current artistes

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Here we post details of performers who are 'current' on the folk music scene.

Some of these are full time musicians, others part time or semi-retired and many are amateurs who perform as and when the opportunity arises, or frequently attend folk gatherings, sessions etc.

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Michael Billington (solo)

Toni Bunnell (solo)

 

 

 

Ildiko Csige & Michael Billington (duo)

 

 

 

 

 

Corvus (duo)

Michael Billington & Bill Pook

LOCATION

Manchester

York

 

 

 

 

Manchester

 

 

Manchester

 

STYLE

Traditional and contemporary songs and instrumentals on a variety of instruments.

 

'I have been writing songs since the age of 10, in the folk style'. Toni also sings songs by other writers.

 

Traditional Hungarian and English songs and tunes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weird and wonderful Pook compositions and traditional music.

 

INSTRUMENT

Guitar, Appalachian dulcimer, ukulele, recorders, bowed psaltery, border bagpipes, Bulgarian bagpipes, Hungarian bagpipes.

Guitar, bouzouki, Appalachian Mountain dulcimer, hurdy gurdy and fiddle.

Hungarian bagpipes, citeras (zithers), furulya (whistles), tekeros (Hungarian hurdy-gurdies), utogardon, koboz, guitar, Appalachian dulcimer, glockenspiel and bowed psaltery.

 

Guitar, Appalachian dulcimer, hurdy-gurdy, recorders, crumhorns, glockenspiel, bagpipes etc.

 EMAIL / WEBSITE

m.billington90@btinternet.com

 

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www.tonibunnell.com

 

 

 

m.billington90@btinternet.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.corvus.org.uk

 

 

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Martin Gittins (solo)

LOCATION

Manchester

STYLE

Trad, contemporary and self-penned. 

INSTRUMENT

Guitar & 6 string banjo

 EMAIL / WEBSITE / FACEBOOK

 

martingzzz@hotmail.co.uk

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Maggoty

(5 piece)

LOCATION

Manchester

STYLE

Ceilidh band with caller Tony Nyland.

INSTRUMENT

Melodeon, fiddle, woodwind, guitar, percussion.

EMAIL/ WEBSITE

www.maggoty.co.uk

 

 

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