Rebel Folk showcases folk and acoustic artists who perform in the radical tradition, protest songs or music with political themes.
We welcome you to our first all-dayer!!! Join our afternoon session in which a number of regulars and a few special guests will be sharing the stories and ideas behind their songs, followed by a screening of a film documenting folk traditions across the UK and our usual evening event.
Session 16:00 – 17:30
Guests are invited to bring a song or a story to share. How has music played a role In changing your world or those of other people? Come to play and participate or just to listen. Includes some special spots from the best local folk talent.
Film Screening 18:00 – 19:00
From the ‘sexy, savage’ Cornish May Day rites of Alan Lomax’s Oss Oss Wee Oss, to Jeremy Deller and Alan Kane’s footage of ferociously fought traditional football; from children’s games in London’s bombed East End to intricate sword and step dances, we will be screening a choice selection of poetic documentaries, unseen television reports and silent film footage that reveals how powerful and enduring the folk traditions of Great Britain have always been.
£5 Entry after 20:30
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Swirling rhythms and twisting tunes in esoteric time-signatures. Stomping beats for the discerning folkist.
12 Dead in Everett
Songs to fan the flames of discontent and tell your boss to go to hell. Previewing a selection of songs from their new album which collects traditionals from the Luddite rebellion in South Yorkshire as well as some rabble-rousing favourites.
Break A Leg!
Break a Leg might be the finest Voice/Clarinet/Guitar duo in our part of South West Sheffield. Folk, Jazz Era and original songs – passion over perfection.
James Bar Bowen
Winner of the Raise Your Banners Festival of Political Song songwriting competition in 2009 his songs are original, relevant, sarcastic, political, optimistic, poetic, multilingual and sometimes even beautiful.