Music-Port 2014

17/10/2014 · 00:00:00


Musicport Festival is UK's biggest indoor World Music Festival. Located in Whitby, it happens each October/November and is now in its 15th year.

Artists confirmed so far include:

CATRIN FINCH & SEKOU KEITA (Wales/Senegal)- stunning meeting of top Welsh harp player & master Senegalese kora player. 

THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN - homecoming of the God Of Hellfire & Whitby's most famous son.

AMINE & HAMZA (Tunisia) Celebrated worldwide as geniuses on their oriental instruments the oud and the kanun.

ROBYN HITCHCOCK from his days in The Soft Boys to his current cult status , one of the UK's great musical heroes

JESSE BANNISTER'S PLAY OUT FEATURING ZOE RAHMAN - new quartet led by Indo- jazz saxophonist Jesse, MOBO Award-winning pianist Zoe Rahman & Mercury Prize-nominated drummer Seb Rochford alongside Corrine Bailey Rae bassist Kenny Higgins.

JOHN SMITH - guitar genius from Devon who is gaining mainstream recognition with his latest album Great Lakes

KATHRYN WILLIAMS Mercury-nominated and with the voice of an angel Kathryn is a national treasure.

PERUNIKA TRIO (BULGARIA) polyphonic harmonies that will astonish in their complexity and beauty.

LUCY WARD BAND - award winning & cutting edge folk singer from Derby with her fine band

NEW ROPE STRING BAND Once seen, never forgotten: an indefinable confusion of superb musicianship and side-splitting comic genius

TANTZ - remarkable & energetic young klezmer band from Leeds

TASHI LHUNPO MONKS (Tibet) - keeping alive the wonderful and impressive rituals of Tibetan culture 

MY SWEET PATOOTIE (Canada) - dazzling musicianship and entertaining stage show

ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER - Sharp-tongued, high energy, social surrealist rebel poet and songwriter.

O'HOOLEY & TIDOW powerful, thought provoking and deeply moving songs from acclaimed Yorkshire duo

THE BEVVY SISTERS (Scotland) Mixing equal measures of sweetness and sass, grit and glamour, heartbreak and hilarity - cut with a dash of potent Scottish spirit

VÄRLDENS BAND (SWEDEN) - exciting young multicultural band from Stockholm on first UK tour

Please see website for full list of acts.

For further details see www.musicportfestival.com/

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