MUSIC & SPOKEN WORD

DREW DELLINGER
USA
Founder of Planetize the Movement, Drew is an international speaker, poet, writer, and teacher, addressing ecology, justice, cosmology, and connectedness. Named as a “national treasure” by Joanna Macey, he has inspired minds and hearts around the world. Drew was a core developer of the Pachamama Alliance’s transformative, educational programme Awakening the Dreamer, performed in over 80 countries.

KAKATSITSI & MBILOU
GHANA
One of Africa’s leading drumming groups that tour outside Africa, renowned for the quality of their singing and their accessible, funky, danceable drumming grooves playing WOMAD, Shambala & Glastonbury Festivals. They are joined by Mbilou who is an ‘Nganga’ ceremony leader and his sacred harp that speaks the indigenous voice of the ancestors and the African rainforest.

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CARRIE TREE
UK
Singer songwriter Carrie Tree shares an intimate warm-hearted music as part of a tour celebrating the launch her new album, ‘The Canoe’. Known at throughout the UK festivals scene, Carrie has collaborated with the likes of Damien Rice, Fink, Albert Mazibuko (Ladysmith Black Mambazo), Carly Simon, Rumer, Martha Tilston and Andy Barlow of Lamb. Traveling the world with her music, stirring and softening hearts along the way, Carrie has an uncanny ability to reach into the traditions of the lands she visits, touching a place deep inside the hearts of her listeners.

MAL WEBB & KYLIE MORRIHAN
AUSTRALIA
Vocal adventurer, multi-instrumentist and looping beatboxing songwriter Mal sings his brain provoking songs using all sorts of vocal techniques, guitar, mbira, slide trumpet, trombone, chromatic harmonica and a loop recording pedal called Derek. And Kylie (who’s played with Orchestra Victoria and the likes of Stevie Wonder and Barry White!) provides violin and voice in a perfect balance to Mal’s nutsness.

NIGEL SHAW
DARTMOOR UK
Nigel Shaw is an acclaimed composer and international performer. After creating strong, musically-dynamic projects, with his albums Bones, Ancestors, and Exile, this artist’s latest album FLOWhonours the sacred rivers of the earth. Shaw’s soul-filled instrumental works, and his ability to infuse his music with a powerful yearning for wild nature, have defined his unique approach to sacred sound

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SEIZE THE DAY
 UK
We stand and we fall together – the songs we sing reflect that simple truth with as much honesty, wit, humour and kindness as we can manage to fit into a set – and we know it’s been a good gig if we’ve moved your heart, your mind …and your body! ‘Seize the Day are the soundtrack of the environmental movement in the 21st century’

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LEWIS BARFOOT & FRIENDS
UK
 “Delicious music: A massage of the heart, a whisper to the soul” Irish Radio Int. Anglo-Irish singer songwriter Lewis Barfoot works with an uncomplicated loveliness of sound, combining her ethereal, evocative vocals with original compositions and reinventions of traditional songs from Ireland and the UK. A gifted storyteller she transports the listener to timeless, magical and otherworldly places.

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MURRAY KYLE
AUSTRALIA
This Australian mystic troubadour has built a dedicated international fan base from fifteen years of grass-roots touring all over the world. Coming from a life rich in musical pilgrimage, Murray’s contagious, soul-restoring music will sweep you off your feet, out of your head, and into your heart.

THE FOX AND THE OWL
UK
The Fox and the Owl are a folk band with warm, vocal harmonies at the heart of their distinctive sound. Best seen on a sunny afternoon in a people-filled field, they sing songs about the earth, love, and saving the bees. Hailing from Bournemouth, on the south-coast of England, the Fox and the Owl are a five-piece band, whose music is influenced by reggae, jazz, and the blues.

MATT HARVEY
UK
As a writer, poet, and enemy of all that’s difficult and upsetting, Matt’s way with words have taken him from Totnes to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, the Edinburgh Festival, and the Guardian. Matt is the host of Wondermentalist Cabaret, Radio Four’s comedy-infused, musically-enhanced, interactive poetry

SHUNYA
AUS
Based near Uki in New South Wales, Shunya is a guitarist. pianist and producer in search of the spacious .. to which his name refers in sanskrit. His records float with atmospheric suggestion, from the solo piano essays of ‘The Secret Chord’ (written on the piano at Osho Leela) to the new offering  ‘Departure Lounge’.  As sound engineer at Mullumbimby chanting institution House of Bliss, he absorbs the medicine of devotional culture. A Shunya show blends his own songs and mantras, with an occasional crafty cover.

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THE EMBER COLLECTIVE
UK
London-based storytelling collective will host a late night storytelling session ‘round the fire. Bringing old myths and folklore to life, weaving them amongst songs and music, the Embers will also open the floor to others who may want to share a story or song. So come gather round the fire, get comfortable and enjoy. 

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FAELAND
UK
Uplifting & original acoustic pop. Albums of the Year Lists 2018: Folk Radio UK and BBC Introducing. Faeland’s music is enchanting, uplifting, technically impressive and extremely accessible. You will be singing along and moved instantaneously as the songs are performed acoustically on guitars, accordion, banjo, charango, violins, lush vocals and celtic harp.

LUCY MAYHEW
UK
Indie-blues songwriter and guitarist “really beautiful melodies, interesting and intricate lyrics… a great indication of the wealth of talent that is out there right now” Johnny I’Anson, BBC Radio. Lucy’s played Latitude, Folk on the Dock, LIMF, Threshold, UK International Guitar Fest,  Vangollen, Llanfest, FOCUS Wales, Smithdown Road, Smoked and Uncut.  Latest single inspired by incredible recent efforts of Extinction Rebellion, David Attenborough’s Doco, Greta Thunberg and more.

 
 

KITTY STEWART
UK
A funky fusion of folk, blues and pop, with a soulful voice and a well traveled ukulele! Kitty’s quirky, upbeat originals will take you on adventures across the globe and deep into your heart, weaving messages of peace, equality and greener futures.

THE LIZ TERRY COLLECTIVE
UK
A fantastic eight piece collective performing original songs, ranging from soulful folk infused arrangements to up-beat Latin dance tunes. Featuring guitar, violin, kora, bass, lush harmonies, trumpet, percussion and keys. Come and experience this moving Songs Of Grace and Grit cycle, inspired and informed by Joanna Macy’s Active Hope wisdom.

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MAGDALENA ATKINSON
UK
Magdalena is a soulful singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, yogini, mother, and dreamer, whose music gently heals confusion, and inspires and empowers all who listen. Whether playing the piano, guitar or a hammered dulcimer, her music will invite you to dance and sing along, as you find yourself in a personal dreamland. Magdalena’s original music is a unique blend of modern folk, blues, and elements of progressive new age music.

TARISHA
UK
A Singing Medicine Woman, who’s songs come to her like rain from the sky. Through song she connects to spirit, love and nature and this she shares with all her heart in ceremonies, workshops, song circles, meditations and individual healing sessions. At the Seed Festival she will bring us together in song and heart felt celebration.

NATALIE FEE & ANGUS BARR
UK
How to save the World for Free: a musical look at a forthcoming book with Natalie and Angus. Award-winning campaigner and founder of City to Sea, Natalie Fee, and theatre-maker and comedy songwriter, Angus Barr, join forces to save the world. For free. They’ll be weaving a sneak preview of Natalie’s new book in with new songs, some silliness and plenty of practical tips.

TALLULAH RENDALL
UK
Environmentalist, Songstress, Sound Therapist & Qi Gong Teacher  Tallulah shares her 4th album, The Liminal. “Seamlessly weaving her otherworldly sacred sounds into an electronic landscape, creating an album of euphoric songs, designed to inspire the body to move and the heart to heal.” Natalie Fee – City to Sea A singer with the power, lyricism, authenticity, and ability to transport an audience through her voice, magical sound immersion, and sheer musicality.” Alison Jane Reid, Ethical Hedonist Magazine

ROB FOREST
UK
Rob Forest is a Devon-based poet and songwriter, with a deep love for the natural world and a voice filled with a balanced blend of gratitude and grief. Find yourself drawn into the heart of his songs, wherein lies the subtle and subversive poetry of stillness, reverence, and homecoming. ‘Heartstrong & passionate‘ – Acoustic Haven.

SARAH HINDS
UK
Sarah performs songs of love and loss, accompanied by classical and flamenco guitar styles. Making observations about life, Sarah explores the impact of the loss of our natural environment on all of our lives and the challenges of facing up to climate change

LISA SCHNEIDAU
UK
Performance storytelling for grown-ups of The Tangle of the Commons, which tells the story of the British landscape and our relationship with the wild things around us, seen and unseen. Who really owns this place – and what happens if humans push things too far?

ELISE YUILL COHEN
UK
Inspired by global traditions of sacred sound, devotional, world, folk and conscious dance music, and guided by her love and dedication to the healing spirit of music, Elise’s songstress creativity ranges from composing melodic mantra songs, through to contemporary folk-songs.

 

 

ALEC MANOAH HARRISON
UK
Effortlessly mastering of the guitar with heartfelt intimate vocals with soothing melodies, Alec is an engaging artist with comparisons to John Martyn & Joni Mitchell. Playful and informal whilst dealing with themes of love & loss, Alec takes folk influences with an array of modern effects to weave layers of sound, to hypnotize and leave you feeling spellbound.

JACKIE SINGER
UK
Rhiannon Unbridled – A One-Woman Storytelling Show with Original Music. Jackie tells Rhiannon’s story to liberate her, as a vital force needed in the world today. But you don’t invoke a Goddess as a literary exercise.  This is personal.  Through myth, memoire, song and imagination, this show enacts the journey from compliant silence to an awakened female power.  

THE BUTTERFLY WHEEL
UK
The Butterflywheel are a mystical female artist duo, their music is both ethereal and powerful, inspired by nature and spirit , their songs are haunting and shamanic prayers to the earth and to encourage awareness and Union within the individual listener and the audience. They have recently released an ep, wisdoms waters and are currently writing more songs inspired by the rise of the feminine and their visits to sacred lands and waters.