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Festival of the Artisan: at home
26 and 27 March 2021
The UK's best acoustic music livestreamed to your home.


Putting on the Festival of the Artisan is a labour of love. It is driven by a passion for giving a platform for great acoustic music, a chance for talent to shine, a spotlight on those rough‘n’ready characters who refuse to toe the line of the mainstream, the rule book and the fashionable.

The fact this festival exists - and can continue to exist - is only partly explained by the support of Arts Council England and our sponsors.

Importantly, it is through the will and encouragement of ordinary folks at home. Folks who have supported us by purchasing backstage passes and making donations. We salute you!

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Festival of the Artisan Roll of Honour

Linet Arthur
Tansy Arthur
Robert Ballantyne
David Barton
Steven Bates
Theo Bell
David Bennett
Alan Bloomer
C S Brooks
Allison Bruce
Steven Bull
Hannah Burton
Judith Crosse
Matthew Crosse
Rachel Dixon
Emily Douglas
Jason Douglas
Harry Edwards
Lynda English
Debbie Evans
Lorna Farrell
Peter Faulder
Mary Findler
Aidan Flynn
Orla Flynn
Patrick Flynn
Marie-Christine Fonvielle-Sieben
Luciano Franchi
Kate Gadsby
Tim Gadsby
Timothy Goodwin
Joshua Grocott
Norma Gunn
Beth Hardy
Jan Hardy

Gareth Harland
Stephen Harrison
Peter Harvey
Jacky Henderson
David Holmes
Susan Hopley
Jane Hopton
Paul Jay
Alex Knight
Joan Lancaster
Kim Lewis
James Lydon
Yvette Lydon
Robert McKinnon
David Meadows
Yagmur Mustafa
Gary Nancholas
Kristian Newters
Carl Nolan
Sara O'Donnell
Philippa O'Donohoe
Anthony Perks
Thomas Rare Books
Mark Sainsbury
J E Sanders
Martyn Searle
Helen Sharpe
Sabrina Sommer
Graham Steel
Moya Thomson
Sue Threadgould
Keith Valters
Jana Vargova
Claire Winstanley
David Winter
Janet Winter

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