The world of folk music is known for being an incredibly welcoming and friendly place, and we'd certainly attest to that! Jay and I have spent the last 7 years meeting the most wonderful people and making some fantastic friendships. And we're delighted to say that we've invited some of these 'folky friends' on the holiday!
As well as all being rather lovely people, they also just happen to be some of the most talented artists on the UK folk roots scene! Each day, we'll be hosting a unique concert to delight your ears, while you put your feet up and unwind with a glass of your favourite tipple from the bar.
Concerts will be hosted in Kingston Country Courtyard's private bar area
The bar will be staffed throughout the concerts
Most musicians will also be joining us for each day's walk, schedule allowing
All concerts are private and for holiday guests only
Have a wee listen to who's coming in 2020!
Tuesday 9th June
A super double headliner to kick things off! Delivering the first half will be our very good friends from Newcastle, The Teacups. Wonderfully funny, with stunning 3-part harmony arrangements, they'll wow you with a varied selection of traditional and original material. And the second half? Well, that'll be us - Ninebarrow! And expect a spot of collaboration to finish things off. 5 part harmony? Don't mind if we do!
Wednesday 10th June
Hugely funny and hugely talented - multiple BBC Folk Award winners Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar probably need no introduction! They'll be headlining our Wednesday night concert, and we can't wait! They're going to be supported by an incredible emerging talent in Odette Michell - fresh off the back of supporting Phil Beer on tour, she's got once of the most amazing voices we've ever heard.
Thursday 11th June
Our grand finale is going to kick off with one of the best acoustic guitarists in the UK: Will McNicol. He's been awarded Guitarist Magazine's 'UK Acoustic Guitarist of the Year' and he really is that good.
And to round the whole holiday off in style, we'll be putting on a rare, semi-acoustic Ninebarrow Quartet concert. With John Parker on double bass and Lee MacKenzie on cello - it's Ninebarrow, but not as you know it! We can't tell you how much we love performing with these two gentlemen - and we just know you're going to love them too!