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Gavin Davenport

Gavin Davenport

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You can hear a taster of Gavin’s forthcoming album “The Bone Orchard”. It’s called “Hymn For The New Year”. The album will be released in March 2013 on Haystacks Records, produced by Furness Tradition’s sound engineer Pete Ord.

Will Pound

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Will can be seen playing harmonica on “He Ain’t Heavy” the Justice Collective video which was No 1 in the pop charts over Christmas. He is accompanied by Sir Paul McCartney, Melanie C, Rebecca Ferguson, Gerry Marsden and Robbie Williams to name but a few. Will performed at the 2011 festival with Dan Walsh. In the space of two years he has played at Buckingham Palace, Furness Tradition and gone to the top of the charts.

Maz O’Connor

Maz O'Connor

Maz O’Connor was part of our original schools project Freebandreel. She went on to be a finalist in the 2009 BBC Young Folk Awards, and performed at the 2010 festival. She is now a BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013 Horizon Award nominee. Well done Maz and good luck.