The Drystones


Nominated ‘Young Folk Award’ – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

Available for festivals & touring 4-21 October 2018 & 4-21 April 2019.



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The Drystones are an award winning young (just 21) lively folk duo from Priddy in Somerset playing violin, guitar and whistle, who have made a big splash since they formed in July 11. They play a mix of their own tunes and arrangements of folk tunes given drive, beat and energy. They have played festivals all over the Country (including Sidmouth, Broadstairs, Warwick, Bromyard, Purbeck and Folk East), and at their 2013 Glastonbury Festival performance they were highlighted by Steve Lamacq on Radio 2 as his “recommendation of the day”. They were the 2015 Larmer Tree Breakthrough Music Award winners and were asked by Michael Eavis to play the 2015 Glastonbury Extravaganza when Joan Armatrading had to cancel! Their third CD is a Songlines “Top Of The World” album. For just two people they make a lot of sound, you will not be bored!

“To describe their instrumental style as spirited and animated would be akin to asserting that Bellowhead can be quite an energetic band”– Clive Pownceby, Living Tradition

“absolutely blown away by their energy”
– Will Lang – Halsway Manor Centre for Folk Arts

“Do keep your eyes and ears open for these rising stars as they prepare to take the festivals by storm this summer”
– Rebekah Foard, Bright Young Folk

“Fabulous, I haven’t seen anything like it in 45 years of folk!”
– Dave James – Bromyard Folk Festival

Tour Dates

28/04/2018The GreystonesSHEFFIELD
04/05/2018Colston Hall FoyerBRISTOL
05/05/2018Upton Folk FestivalUPTON ON SEVERN
06/05/2018Railway InnNEWNHAM
12/05/2018Somerset DaySOMERSET
05/06/2018Volvo Ocean RaceCARDIFF
09/06/2018Wimborne Minster Folk FestivalWIMBORNE
23/06/2018Top of the Gorge FestivalCHEDDAR
07/07/2018Radford Folk FestivalTIMSBURY
12/07/2018The WithamBARNARD CASTLE
14/07/2018Hauser & WirthBRUTON
15/07/2018Folk by the OakHATFIELD
20/07/2018Boondocks FestivalMALMESBURY
21/07/2018Godney GatheringGLASTONBURY
29/07/2018Collett Park CafeSHEPTON MALLET
09/09/2018Swanage Folk FestivalSWANAGE
22/10/2018Colchester Folk ClubCOLCHESTER
12/12/2018Hambledon Folk ClubHAMBLEDON