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Away from the main stages you can relax and enjoy a specially curated film and talks programme and bonus gigs.
Sunday 23 July
Sacred Harp Workshop
Workshop with Cath & Phil Tyler and Tim Eriksen. This workshop is free but ticketed. Book here.
Buna and Bertha FILM 14mins
Performance and commentary on Anglo-American ballads by 86 and 92 year old mountain women Buna Hicks and Bertha Baird of North Carolina.
Deep Ellum Blues FILM 10mins
A short film which explores the 1920s and 1930s night life in Dallas through the music of Bill Neely.
Spend It All FILM 45mins
A rich portrayal of the lives and music of the French-speaking Cajuns of Louisiana, featuring the Balfa Brothers, Marc Savoy and Nathan Abshire.
JONATHAN TERRELL SOLO PERFORMANCE
New breed of gritty American country artist.
To Hear Your Banjo Play FILM 16mins
The story of Pete Seeger and the birth of banjo music throughout the Southern USA, which includes performances from Seeger, Woody Guthrie and more.
Edd Presnell: Dulcimer Maker FILM 6mins
Ed Presnell, a mountain craftsman and native of Watauga County, North Carolina, demonstrates and comments on the construction of a dulcimer.
VOICES OF VIRTUE PERFORMANCE
One of the North’s leading gospel choirs, drawn from churches across the North East. Their repertoire includes classic and contemporary gospel songs as well as songs from the civil rights era.
Miss Sharon Jones! FILM 95mins
Miss Sharon Jones! Intimately follows a year in Sharon’s life as the internationally recognised soul singer battles pancreatic cancer.
Friday 21 – Sunday 23 July! Celebrating the finest American roots music this feel-good festival brings together some legendary artists, a whole bunch of rising stars and the best of the next generation for a weekend long party and some UK only shows. Headliners taking to the stages at...