Wednesday, 27 February 2013


The headliners for the second year of the festival under the aegis of the Orchard Group and the directorship of
 Pablo Janczur have just been announced. For the second year running there is an important role for artist- in -residence Huw Warren

The artists announced so far are:

The Impossible Gentlemen
Gwilym Simcock,Mike Walker, Steve Rodby Mark Walker.

Courtney Pine

Mavis Staples

Acker Bilk

Blue Spirits Trio
John Etheridge - guitar, Pete Whittaker - Hammond, Mark Fletcher - drums

Django Bates

The Orient House Ensemble
Frank Harrison - piano, Yaron Stavi - double bass, and Eddie Hick – drums

Jason Rebello Group
Troy Miller - drums, Karl Rasheed-Abel - bass, Paul Stacey - guitar, and Joy Rose – vocals

John Surman Trio
Chris Laurence – double bass and John Marshall - drums

Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Julian Siegel Quartet
Liam Noble - sax, Gene Calderazzo - drums, Oli Hayhurst - bass

Laura Jurd Quartet

Laurence Cottle Trio
Mornington Lockett - sax and Ian Thomas - drums

Martin Taylor and Alan Barnes

Nils Petter Molvaer Trio


Roller Trio

Tim Kliphuis Trio & David Newton

Zoe Rahman Quartet

Iain Ballamy - sax, Huw Warren - piano, June Tabor - vocals
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