• Carrie Martin at Kettlewell Mayfest Festival
  • Andy Hill at Kettlewell Mayfest Festival


For a second year there will be a live music stage, with a fantastic line up of talented musicians playing throughout the day. This will give rising talent from Yorkshire and the surrounding area, the opportunity to showcase their music and gain experience of performing at an outdoor event. There will also be some wonderful established artists who are coming along to simply perform in the beauty of the surrounding Yorkshire Dales countryside.

In addition, the organisers of Kettlewell Mayfest are pleased to announce an evening music event/gig, featuring an extremely talented local musician and comedian, the beautiful voice of an accomplished folk singer, together with a fantastic local live band who will be performing in Kettlewell Village Hall. Times, ticket prices and purchasing details have yet to be confirmed.

All timings are approximate!

Skipton Brass Band

Skipton Brass Band at Kettlewell Mayfest Festival
11.00-11.45, Festival Field

The band plays an active role in the local community. Throughout the year the band performs at numerous events such as; the Skipton Waterways and Kettlewell Scarecrow festivals, Skipton Gala, the Service of Remembrance and keeping up the tradition of carolling in the town over the Christmas period. The band also has formal concerts and contests where they perform at Ripon Cathedral, Darlington and various venues in Bradford and surrounding district. We are also requested at special, high profile events such as the Tour de France in 2014.

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Carrie Martin

>Carrie Martin at Kettlewell Mayfest Festival
11.45-12.30, Festival Field; evening in Village Hall

Carrie Martin is an accomplished guitarist,composer and singer of folk acoustic material,very much in the tradition of Eva Cassidy and KT Tunstall but with a unique, powerful and distinctive identity as a vocalist and writer.

She has supported and appeared with friend Gordon Giltrap who co-wrote, helped produce and played on her new album "What If", along with multi talented Oliver Wakeman and Ric Sanders of Fairport Convention.

Her first album 'Luna' & the new album 'What If' were widely praised:

"Carrie Martin is a golden voiced singer from Hull whose crystal clear delivery recalls the glory days of Eva Cassidy " - Julian Piper (Acoustic Magazine)

"From the opening bars of ' White Feather falling' Carrie lifts her lyrics into a dimension which sets her well apart from the strumming horde." - Julian Piper (Acoustic Magazine)

"Carrie Martin deserves success (whatever that means and whatever it may bring) purely on the fact that she writes lovely songs and plays the guitar beautifully" - Gordon Giltrap 2014

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Haworth Ukelele Band

Haworth Ukelele Band at Kettlewell Mayfest Festival
12.30-13.15, Festival Field

HUG has now firmly established itself as a recognised part of Haworth’s lively music scene, playing regularly at local venues within the village and organising the Haworth Ukulele Group Extravaganza, a two-day mini ukulele festival held during the last weekend of June.

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Reuben & Ruth

Reuben and Ruth at Kettlewell Mayfest Festival
13.15-14.00, Festival Field

Reuben and Ruth are acoustic/folk artists from Bingley, West Yorkshire. Ruth plays piano and accordion, Reuben the guitar. Their harmony vocals blend beautifully.

Self penned material and well known covers keep their audiences clapping and singing along. Influences are varied, from Folk, Country, Blues, Rock and Pop. Expect to hear elements of Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, KT Tunstall, The Pogues and many, many others.

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STRID at Kettlewell Mayfest Festival
14.00-14.45, Festival Field

Strid are a woman, a man and a guitar. Jennie Kiff, Simon Allan and a Lowden F12. This Yorkshire based acoustic duet perform unique versions of songs by Richard Thompson, Paul Simon, Lennon and McCartney, Tom Waits and many others.

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Karin Grandal Park & Rosie Clegg

Karin Grandal Park & Rosie Clegg at Kettlewell Mayfest Festival
14.45-15.30, Festival Field

Karin is a singer songwriter that plays guitar. Rosie is an instrumentalist and does harmonies. Karin will be releasing her debut album prior to the Mayfest.

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The Long Mondays

The Long Mondays at Kettlewell Mayfest Festival
15.30-16.15, Festival Field

The Long Mondays AKA Charlotte Scott & Rob Jones are a husband & wife singer song writer duo performing paired back old time folk songs, country & a mixture of all things in between.

Drawing upon influences from their heroes such as John Prine (from whom they devised their name), The Be Good Tanyas, Tom Waits & John Martyn they produce music that melds melancholy, humour & story-telling whilst bringing a hint of rhinestone to the Yorkshire Dales.

Grassington Singers

Grassington Singers Band at Kettlewell Mayfest Festival
16.15-17.00, Festival Field

We are a very friendly organization of local people who just enjoy singing. We sing a wide range of music from Bach to The Beach Boys and beyond.

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Grand Festival Finale

Grand Festival Finale at Kettlewell Mayfest Festival
Village Hall

Grand Festival Finale at Kettlewell Village Hall

Tickets: Adults £10 Under 16’s £5

Box Office: 01756 760378. Email: caroline@kettlewellmayfest.co.uk

Doors open @ 6.45pm. Stage @ 7.30pm prompt

Bar available.

Andy Hill

Andy Hill at Kettlewell Mayfest Festival
Village Hall

Singer-Songwriter Andy from the Yorkshire-Lancashire border will take you on an emotional roller-coaster with his own beautifully crafted songs of social comment, love and life interspersed with his award winning Comic Songs, Jokes and Funny Stories.

His songs cover a whole range of topics from canals, drystone wallers, harvest time, and rivet salesmen who wear women’s underwear.

Andy relaunched himself back onto the Folk scene in 2004 and has steadily built a reputation and following across the North with his voice, guitar and ready wit.

He has performed on BBC Radio Lancashire and BBC Radio York as well as local radio. He has won Ingleton Folk Festival Comic Song Contest several times with self-penned songs about dogs, forgotten safe words, car parks and Dog Oil!!. Look out for him, it will be worth it!!

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The Scene

The Scene at Kettlewell Mayfest Festival
Village Hall

The Scene are a superb local band with a large following, playing a magic mix of 60's to present day covers.

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