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

06/03/2018Wardrobe TheatreBRISTOL
16/03/2018Pebbles TavernWATCHET
05/04/2018Forest Arts CentreNEW MILTON
06/04/2018Square & CompassSWANAGE
07/04/2018Somborne SessionsSTOCKBRIDGE
13/04/2018Glenbuchat HallSTRATHDON
15/04/2018The Pierhead TavernISLE OF ARRAN
20/04/2018Prince AlbertSTROUD
21/04/2018Grinagog FestivalTORQUAY
22/04/2018Horsham Folk ClubHORSHAM
28/04/2018The GreystonesSHEFFIELD
05/05/2018Upton Folk FestivalUPTON ON SEVERN
06/05/2018Railway InnNEWNHAM
12/05/2018Somerset DaySOMERSET
09/06/2018Wimborne Minster Folk FestivalWIMBORNE
07/07/2018Radford Folk FestivalTIMSBURY
21/07/2018Godney GatheringGLASTONBURY