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Yorkshire Young Folk Day

28th September, 2017

Come and join us at the Yorkshire Young Folk Day on Saturday October 14th at Leeds College of Music! Open to young performers aged 11-18 on any instrument and it’s FREE! You can learn traditional music with Bryony Griffith from the Demon Barbers, Rachael Sutcliffe, Ruth Wild, Stephen Wild and Read More

New Folk Music degree course at Leeds College of Music

28th September, 2017

The brand new BA (hons) in folk music has started this year and Bryony is very excited to be one of the vocal tutors! Open days are coming up on September 30th and November 4th for anyone looking to take this exciting new degree in 2018. You can sign up Read More

Solo English Fiddle Album!

1st August, 2017

Bryony is excited to announce that she will be recording her first solo album of purely traditional English fiddle tunes in the Autumn. She will be recording with renowned folk music producer Ian Stephenson at Simpson Street Studios in Northumberland. Watch this space for more info!

Sidmouth Songswell!

1st August, 2017

Bryony will be running the brand new Children’s Festival Choir ‘Sidmouth Songswell’ at Sidmouth Folk Week from Saturday 5th August – Friday 11th August. For ages 8 & over. Bryony will be training them up ready to perform some fabulous traditional songs together at the Children’s Festival Showcase Bonanza on Read More

The Wanton Seed Tour

14th February, 2017

The distinctive voices and musicianship of Jim Causley, Bryony Griffith, Jackie Oates and Paul Sartin hiot the road with The Wanton Seed Tour on February 15th at Norden Farm, Maidenhead; Cecil Sharp House, London on February 16th and The Gill Nethercott Centre, Whitchurch on February 18th. The tour celebrates the Read More

The Lock In ‘Christmas Carol’ tour

10th November, 2016

The Demon Barbers’ new Festive show ‘The Lock In ‘Christmas Carol’ hits the road next week at Salisbury Arts Centre, taking in Poole, Exeter, Congleton, Bury St.Edmunds, Huddersfield, Gateshead, Milton Keynes, Norwich and Southport!! Half gig, half dance show and half panto! Join the BBC Award Winning team of musicians Read More

EFDSS bursary for The Theatre Ballads

30th August, 2016

‘The Theatre Ballads’, which is a project to translate traditional folk ballads into theatre has been chosen as the winner of a competitive commissioning process by the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) through funding from the PRS for Music Foundation’s Talent Development Partner scheme. The Theatre Ballads will Read More

The Theatre Ballads

12th July, 2016

The ballad is a story, a story in song. In this new research and development piece Horse + Bamboo have worked with Bryony Griffith (Fiddle, viola, piano and voice, Demon Barbers) and Kate Locksley (voice, The Teacups) and artists Gretchen Maynard-Hahn and Helen Lord to develop four ballads into small Read More

EFDSS Blog by Bryony Griffith

4th August, 2015

  EFDSS blog ‘The Fear of Singing’ by Bryony Griffith The voice is a very personal thing. It doesn’t take much to discourage a budding singer. One comment can be all it takes to stop someone from daring to open their mouths and sing a note again, especially when we Read More

Spiral Earth Awards nomination for ‘Nightshade’

7th March, 2015

Bryony’s debut solo album ‘Nightshade’ has been nominated for Best Trad Folk Album in The 2015 Spiral Earth Awards! The Spiral Awards celebrate the music featured on the site from January to December 2014. The ‘Trad Folk’ category covers albums that “mix traditional songs and tunes with original compositions and Read More