Emma Stevens is a British singer-songwriter who fuses catchy pop melodies with folk instrumentation. A favourite of BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans and the late Sir Terry Wogan, she is heading to Teesside to perform self-penned tracks from her latest album.
Sam Kelly's debut EP, Your Way Home, was released in March 2013 and it swiftly created a buzz of interest in the UK folk scene. It also helped to catch the attention of the likes of Sean Lakeman, Mike Harding and Mark Radcliffe who are all big fans of his music.
Guitarist Giulio Tampalini of Italy has performed throughout the USA, Brazil and Europe as a soloist and with Europe's leading national and international orchestras. Giulio will be playing works by Bach, Beethoven, Rossini and Tchaikovsky.
Over 150 professional and community performers, musicians, designers, artists and film makers are collaborating to tell the story of Teesside from the point of view of the Irish Community that settled here in the mid-19th century.