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GALTRES IS BACK AND FAST STARTING TO SHAPE UP!

NEWS BELOW STRAIGHT FROM THE ORGANISERS:-

“A very happy new year to you all! Our plans are falling into place just nicely for another cracking festival this August bank holiday, and over the coming weeks and months we expect to be making some exciting announcements about our headliners and other new plans for Galtres. A few early announcements follow to whet your appetites – much more of this to come. Oh yes, there are fewer than 30 adult early bird tickets remaining so if you want to save about £30 on each ticket this really is your very last chance.”

SETH LAKEMAN TO CO-HEADLINE SUNDAY NIGHT AT GALTRES

Seth Lakeman, widely regarded as the UK’s foremost folk singer-songwriter, is confirmed for Galtres 2012 as a Sunday co-headliner.

The Mercury-nominated singer-songwriter and virtuoso fiddler will headline a day of folk and roots music on the Oxman Stage at Galtres, showcasing Seth’s innate talent for writing both foot-stomping, sing-along songs and more tender, thoughtful ballads. His playing is often breathtaking and Seth’s trademark, soaring vocals are sure to be at the forefront of his Galtres performance, as beguiling and haunting as ever.

Charismatic, full of passionate energy and giving voice to people from the past, his latest album “Tales from the Barrel House” will feature prominently in his set, guaranteeing to enthrall a growing army of present-day fans and, undoubtedly, will also be discovered by lovers of heartfelt music – discerning folk – of the future.

Having come to wider public attention following his Mercury nominated Kitty Jay album in 2005, when Seth brought folk music to a new, younger audience, he has been widely credited with breaking down perceptions and barriers often associated with folk music and its acceptance (or lack of it) in the mainstream.

His 2006 album ‘Freedom Fields’ has sold over 120,000 copies in the UK alone and helped Seth build on his traditional cult following, finding a whole new audience for his rhythmic, captivating brand of indie-folk song writing. Seth was named Folk Singer of the Year and ‘Freedom Fields’ awarded Album Of The Year at the prestigious Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2007. Seth released his first DVD ‘Live at the Minack’ in 2009. The film captures Seth and his incredible live band performing to a rapturous crowd at the spectacular, world famous open-air Minack Theatre in Cornwall, UK.

“This is a great early booking for us,” said James Houston, festival director, “and is just one of the many big names to feature at Galtres 2012. We can look forward to a captivating, energetic and undeniably compelling live show from award-winning Seth Lakeman and his superbly talented band.”

MARTIN STEPHENSON ALSO ADDED TO BILL!!

Martin Stephenson is confirmed for Galtres 2012 which excites me enormously”, writes James Houston. “I first saw him at York Arts Centre late 80s with the Daintees. Check him out on YouTube – ‘Nancy‘ is a fine track and a good starting point. Then listen to the whole of his ‘Boat to Bolivia’ album.

 
“I have spent the last two days writing boring procurement tenders, which has been somewhat mind-numbing, but suddenly life is good again – MS is gracing us with his presence at our lovely little festival.
 
“I just pray I don’t get stuck in mud, unless it’s in front of the stage where he’s playing.”
OTHER ACTS CONFIRMED
Galtres proudly presents: Hope & Social, Littlemores, Virginia MacNaughton, Boss Caine, Jamie Brewer, Jon Gomm, Aelfen, James Cudworth, Sarah Horn, David McCaffrey and Roger Davies, among many many others. Whoopie doo!
BE QUICK GET YOUR TICKETS NOW AT www.galtresfestival.org.uk
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By Andy on January 26, 2012


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