Busk Love Folk Artists Announced!

Busk Love Folk Artists Announced!

Nestled within the heart of Love Folk Fest, a hidden gem awaits. Step off the bustling festival path and into the Theatre Bar for Busk Love Folk, a stage dedicated to showcasing the freshest faces in folk music. Here, you’ll encounter rising voices and seasoned souls, each weaving tales of hope, heartbreak, and the raw beauty of life through song.

Each artist has been handpicked by Fatea Magazine for their unique artistry and captivating storytelling. Witness the birth of legends before they hit the mainstream. These aren’t your headliners just yet, but they’re destined to be.

Eleanor Dunsdon and Gregor Black

On between Frankie Archer & Chris Fox

Eleanor Dunsdon and Gregor Black are a Glasgow-based harp and percussion duo, who met during their postgraduate studies in Traditional Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2022. Blending their respective sounds of Scottish clarsach and Irish bodhrán, along with contemporary percussion and vocals, they form a creative new duo. Gregor draws on his background in classical and latin percussion to bring interesting and innovative ideas to his playing. Recently Eleanor has recorded with trad/covers project Luke Daniels & The Cobhers and currently performs with Irish alt-folk band, Ranagri.


Roary Skaista

On Between Chris Fox & Iona Lane

I’m a non-binary autistic folk singer-songwriter based in Oxford.  I sing traditional and original songs unaccompanied and accompanied with guitar, sometimes also using a loop pedal to create more complex soundscapes.  My songs blend a traditional folk sound of clear vocals and intricate guitar picking patterns with up-to-date, witty and poignant lyrics, challenging audiences on current issues such as mental health, neurodiversity, LGBT+ rights, gender equality, and the environment.  From emotive yet well-researched environmental songs to raucous audience participation numbers about lesbian pirates, my music is sure to go down well with a diverse range of folkies



On before the evening performances

Having spent my early days sleeping in a baby carrier under tables, at gigs my parents helped put together, I naturally ended up being mad about music. Consequently, I have been playing guitar and singing for as long as I can remember. In 2019 I had my first break and played on the main stage at Ely folk festival, now I am looking for more opportunities to perform and gain experience. While folk is my primary genre, I enjoy an eclectic mix and draw influence from all sorts of musicians. Some of my favourites being, Kate Rusby, KT Tunstall, Xavier Rudd and the Good Lovelies, who are largely to blame for my singing and playing (thank you). As I think about the future, my excitement for what’s to come is immeasurable.



Posted on 26 January 2024 under General news

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