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Scottish legends Charlie and Craig Reid, also known as The Proclaimers, join Richard Thomspon and Spell Songs in Folk by the Oak's "Line-up of the Headliners".
Hatfield House, Hertfordshire, Sunday 17th July 2022

From the release of "This is the Story" in 1987 to their eleventh album "Angry Cyclist" in 2018, the honest, poignant and timeless songwriting of Charlie and Craig Reid made sure of that The publishers are never far from collective consciousness. With a 12th studio album out next summer and a loyal following always keen to see a live performance, The Proclaimers were just announced on Sunday 17th July as Folk by the Oak in Hertfordshire as Playing headliners.

When booking the band for their festival Marketing Director Emma Dexter Says: “On the live circuit, the Proclaimers are known for their sets, which delight avid and casual fans alike and include global anthems like & # 39; I & # 39; m Gonna Be & # 39; and & # 39; Letter from America & # 39; combine with new material from their incredible catalog of composed music over the past 34 years. Her songs capture a whole range of human emotions and shine with sincerity, honesty, political fire and wit. The Proclaimers sound as fresh and distinctive today as they did when they made their breakthrough in the 80s and we know that their performance will be an incredible end to our festival! "

Also be on the main stage next summer Legend Richard Thompson, who won the Ivor Novello Award and was nominated for the GRAMMY® Awardwho last performed at Folk by the Oak in 2014 and received enthusiastic applause. His uncomplicated relationship with his audience combined with his extraordinary songcraft and guitar playing ensure that he remains one of the most influential artists on the music scene to this day. In fact, everyone from Robert Plant, Don Henley and Elvis Costello to REM, Sleater-Kinney and David Byrne has their music covered.

Adam Slough, festival director said: “Richard is a valued icon in the festival world and we get so many requests for his return every year. We originally booked him for 2020, so we're very excited that he can return to Folk by the Oak in 2022. "

A welcome return to Folk by the Oak is that too Spell songs Ensemble created by the festival in 2018 as a musical accompaniment to the author's celebrated book "The Lost Words" Robert Macfarlane and artist Jackie Morris. Spell Songs offers the versatile talents and collaborative genius of Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis, Seckou Keita, Kris Drever, Rachel Newton, Beth Porter and Jim Molyneux.

Taken individually, they are all highly respected artists; As a group, the & # 39; Spell Singers & # 39; a wealth of singing talent and multi-instrumental virtuosity in their performances and include a diverse range of instruments from kora to electro harp, cello to Indian harmonium with musical and linguistic influences from Orkney to Senegal.

the Spell songs The Folk by the Oak 2022 appearance will feature new material from their upcoming and highly anticipated second album, and the band will be accompanied live on stage by the award-winning artist, the author of Lost Words & Lost Spells Jackie Morriswho paints live to music and conjures up nature with watercolor and ink.

Spell singer and renowned collaborator Seckou Keita is also in the guise of. appear AKA trio, next to Italian guitarist Antonio Forceione and Brazilian drummer Adriano Adewale, promises a performance rich in seamlessly interwoven, interlocking rhythms and gentle melodies, overlaid with the palpable joy of a friendship that spans 3 continents, cultures, languages ​​and musical traditions.

Since their first festival in 2008, Folk by the Oak have worked hard to curate a "line-up of headliners" and 2022 seems no exception. With many more acts to be announced, this perfect one-day festival once again promises a day of sublime music.

Folk by the Oak takes place in leafy Queen Elizabeth Oak Field in historic Hatfield House, which is just a 20-minute train ride from King & # 39; s Cross in London. Adult tickets start at £ 42.50 (£ 21 for children, with family offers).

Tickets and more details are available here: https://www.folkbytheoak.com/

Photo credit: Murdo McLeod


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