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Music on the Marr 2020

Welcome to Music on the Marr, a completely not-for-profit festival which celebrates great music, diversity and excellent entertainment for all ages. We have real music by real musicians. We have real ale by local brewers. And we have good food, great hospitality and lots of smiling. Eagle eyed visitors to our village will know that our motto is #pleasedance - and we try to bring that spirit of friendship, entertainment and fun alive for a few special days in July.
The festival centres on the Marr (the village green) in Castle Carrock, which can be found nestling in the foothills of the North Pennines, four miles south of Brampton, in north east Cumbria. The music happens in several venues – the main marquee, the school, the church, and the village’s award-winning public house ‘The Duke of Cumberland’.

We have music workshops, wandering magicians, circus acts, poetry, traditional dancing, willow weaving and a high-quality arts market. Homemade food can be found in the Magnificent Tea Emporium, and delicious coffees come courtesy of the Casbah Coffee Van. There’s also guided nature trails over the weekend into the beautiful Geltsdale countryside.

2020 will be the eleventh year of our not-for-profit festival. Every year we aim to improve on what’s gone before. We are very inclusive and like to encourage young people to enjoy live entertainment, therefore all accompanied children 16 years and under will have FREE access to the entire festival.

Come along and enjoy something you’ll remember for a very long time.

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Music on the Marr 2019

Welcome to Music on the Marr, a completely not-for-profit festival which celebrates great music, diversity and excellent entertainment for all ages. We have real music by real musicians. We have real ale by local brewers. And we have good food, great hospitality and lots of smiling. Eagle eyed visitors to our village will know that our motto is #pleasedance - and we try to bring that spirit of friendship, entertainment and fun alive for a few special days in July.
The festival centres on the Marr (the village green) in Castle Carrock, which can be found nestling in the foothills of the North Pennines, four miles south of Brampton, in north east Cumbria. The music happens in several venues – the main marquee, the school, the church, and the village’s award-winning public house ‘The Duke of Cumberland’.

We have music workshops, wandering magicians, circus acts, poetry, traditional dancing, yoga and a high-quality arts market. Homemade food can be found in the Magnificent Tea Emporium, and delicious coffees come courtesy of the Casbah Coffee Van. There’s also guided nature trails over the weekend into the beautiful Geltsdale countryside.

2019 will be the tenth year of our not-for-profit festival. Every year we aim to improve on what’s gone before. We are very inclusive and like to encourage young people to enjoy live entertainment, therefore all accompanied children 16 years and under will have FREE access to the entire festival.

Come along and enjoy something you’ll remember for a very long time.

A big thank you to our sponsors

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Please dance in:

We've had over 300 acts here

2010

Tarras
Boo Hewerdine
Reg Meuross
Hadrian's Union
Idiot & Friend
The Jay Myerson Trio
Laura James
Elaine Davidson
Katherine Pickering
Isaac & Lucy Thompson
Ethan Thomas
Gordon Swindlehurst
Carlisle Clog & Sward

2011

The Baghdaddies
Chris While & Julie Matthews
Bob Fox
Daimh
Sara Gillespie/Gilad Atzmon
Pattie Reed
Greg Wilson & Big Cafeine Fix
Tom Adams
Sadie Jemmett
Rory Connor
Ethan Thomas
Nicola Reed
Room Full of Owls
Danny Hart
Phil Pipe
Keith Donnelly
The Segretta Hot Three
Hadrian's Union
Brampton Communty Orchestra
Stooshie
No Soap No Radio
Chris James
Katherine Pickering
Jon Brindley
Robbie Dixon
Ben Draper
Beth Simpson
Kathyrn Weaving & Ophelia Appleby
Castle Carrock School Choir
Rebecca Mallor
Stuart Bowie
Carlisle Cloggies

2012

Mama Rosin
Braebach
Peggy Seeger
Larkin Poe
Roy Bailey
Ethan Thoms
Ray Langton
Jon Brindley
Hadrian's Union
Brendan Power & Tim Edey
Kimber's Men
Giocoso
Castle Carrock School Choir
Freddie Speight
Amy Hill
Finley Teasdale
Molly McIntosh
Rachael Beaty
Matther Mellor
Fiona Clayton Band
The Carravick Sisters
Michael Chapman
Keith Donnelly
Rebecca Mellor
Stuart Bowie

2013

Manran
Roy Bailey
Martin Simpson &
Andy Cutting
The Albion Band
Steve Tilston
Kristina Olsen
Mighty Doonans
Mat Mellor
Ray Langton
Brennan Leigh &
Noel McKay
Blueflint
Ian K Brown
Roger Davies
Africa Entsha
Ursula Holden Gill
Castle Carrock School Choir
Ellie Weston
Josie Britton
Luca Dixon
FORteen
Amy Hill
Blair Dunlop
Gilmore & Roberts
Daniel Brunskill
Jess Morgan
Lez Barker
Keith Donnelly
Calum Stewart &
Hekki Bourgault
Pegleg Ferret
Amy Davenport
Giocoso
John Murray
Craig Duggan
Clair Harvey
Stew Simpson
Hadrian's Union
Nick Hennessey
The Beatroot Boys
Stuart Bowie

2014

The Hot Seats
The Chaplins
Hanah Corcoran
The Marc Block Trio
Grace Petrie
O'Hooley & Tidow
Skerryvore
Zulu Tradition
Ursula Holden Gill
Spiro
Ukes Akimbo
Kirsty McGee
The Postcard Band
Flossie Malavialle
John Kirkpatric
Hadrian's Union
Chris Wood
Roy Bailey
The Men They Couldn't Hang
Labyrinth Fire Show
Legs Levens
The Hedgehogs Skin
Giocoso
Stew Simpson
Ian K Brown
Dark Horses
Keith Donnelly
The Young'Uns
Ben Draper
Vin Garbut
Gordie Mackeeman
Finley Teasdale
Chris Vernon
Abbie Little
Kaya Palmer
Alex Johnson-Seymore
The Misdemeanours
Danny Hart
Claire Harvey
Castle Carrock School Choir
Steve Ridley
John Spires
Keith Donnelly
Jasmine Gresswell
Fredde Speight
Sara Corcoran
Melanie Baker
Katie Edge
Lucy Mellor
Katie Walkingshaw
Stuart Bowie

2015

Keith Donnelly
Roy Bailey
Geltsdale Soudwave
Mat Mellor
Ben Draper
The Haley Sisters
Le Vent Du Nord
Marc Block
Richard Durrant
Skippinish
Ian K Brown
Kate Fox
Lulu Guinness
Ben Gates
Ukes Akimbo
The D'Ukes
Castle Carrock School Choir
Labyrinth Fire Show
Chris James
Devils Water
Freddie Speight
Ewan Dearman
Evie Boon
Madeline Dearman
Daisie Greenwood
Harry Sidaway
Abbie Little
Kaya Palmer
Steve Ridley
Martin Armstrong
Raghu Dixit
Zoe Bestel
Louise Peacock
Amy Cardigan
Kirsty Bromely
Chris While & Julie Matthews
Nizlopi
Rusty Shackle
Mark Richards
Paul Batten
Alistair Andewrson
Loose Cargo
Five in a Bar
The Tenmoures
Jez Lowe
Kate Bramley
Elvis McGonagill
Will Pound Band
Boo Hewerdine
Merry Hell
Carlisle Clog & Sward
Hadrian Clog
Hexham Morris Men
The Hexhamshire Lasses
Stuart Bowie

2016

Roy Bailey
Brothers Gillespie
Hadrian's Union
East Pointers
Marc Block
Dan Walsh
Nancy Kerr & James Fagan
Calan
The Geltsdale Singers
Artisan
Rob Johnson
Kasai Masai
Mairi Campbell
Fara
Whapwaesel
Ian K Brown
Martin Armstrong
Bill Lloyd
Prof Jiggett
Feckless Fuddle
Pitmen Poets
Taimane Gardner
Jon Brindley
Ray Laidlaw
Billy Mitchell
Lindisfarne Story Band
Five in a Bar
The D'Ukes
Castle Carrock School Choir
Max Baker
Gentle Mwen
Sue Allen Steve Ridley
Keith Donnelly
Lulu Guinness
Mark Richards
Labyrinth Circus
Labyrinth Fire Show
Hexham Morris Men
Hadrian Clog
Mahum Butt
Ben Gates
Freddie Speight
Will Stuart
Ben Draper
Evie Boon
Ellie Weston
Eilidh Paterson
Lional Playford

2017

Roy Bailey
Brothers Gillespie
Nae Plans
Moore, Moss, Rutter
Sarah Gillespie Trio
The Elephant Seesions
Talkin Singers
Loose Cargo
Castle Carrock School Choir
Max Baker
Ian K Brown
Katy Rose Bennett
Hadrian's Union
Liberty to Choose
Rick Kemp
Lez Barker
Lucy Ward
Wolfstone
Landermason
The Reservoir Story
Marc Block
Andy Kershaw
The D'Ukes
Holly Clark
Steve Turner
Zimbaremabwe Mbira
James Findley Trio
Dan Walsh
Keith Donnelly
Brain Peters
Talisk
Prof Jiggett
Maggie Feeney
The Geltsdale Singers
Kanda Bongo Man
Susan Cartwright-Smith
Artschool
Hadrian Clog
Claire Harvey
Eve Dodds
Freddie Speight
Coutney Mattinson
Finley Teasdale
The Agenda
Steve Ridley
Dylan Carter
Labyrinth Fire Show
Mark Richards
Malcolm Bushby
Five in a Bar
Hexham Morris Men
Hexhamshire Lasses
Green Man's Apprentice
Catrin Finch
Seckou Keita
Urban Folk Quartet
Hadrian Clog Dancers
Carlisle  Clog & Sward Dancers

2018

Roy Bailey
The Tenmours
Dansi
Bottle Bank Band
Kimber's Men
Daoiri Farrell
Trail West
The Geltsdale Singers
Loose Cargo
Andy May Trio
Rob Barrett
Trio Dhoore
Stick in the Wheel
Edward  II
Maggie Feeney
Marc Block
Calia Ktchell
Estbel
Ian K Brown
Lulu Guinness
Quiet Loner
Steve Ridley
Lou Topper
Yves Lambert Trio
The D'Ukes
Mark Richards
The Agenda
Ags Connolly
Hadrian's Union
Grace Petrie
Vishten
Habadekuk
Ben Draper
Keith Donnelly
John & Caroline Bushby
Opera-lele
Joshua Burnell Band
Schools Performance
Hexham Morris Men
Hexhamshire Lasses
Carlisle Clog & Sward Dancers
Astral Circus
Five Ring Fire Troup
Susan Cartwright-Smith
Jessica Melrose
Lucy Melrose
Natasha Carss
Daisy Greenwood
Eve Dodds
Brenden Carss
Ewan Dearman
Courtney, Josie & Lorna Mattinson
Stuart Bowie
Ryan Stokes
Ben Gates
Louise Jordan

2019

Tide Lines
Blazin’ Fiddles
Martin Simpson
The Baghdaddies
Merry Hell
The Trials of Cato
Andy Cutting
Lankum
R M Hubbert
Nancy Kerr & James Fagan
Leon Rosselson
Frankie Armstrong
Ray Hearne
Jim Woodland
Janet Russell
Sandra Kerr
Marc Block
Stew Simpson  
Andreas Tophøj & Rune Barslund
Peter Coe & Brian Peters
Assynt
Zimbaremabwe Mbira
Les Barker
Opera-lele
Hadrian’s Union
Keith Donnelly
Ian K Brown & Tom Speight
Amy Hill
Hexham Morris Men
Hexhamshire Lasses
Carlisle Clog & Sward Dancers
Hadrian Clog
The Huff
The Geltsdale Singers
The Talkin Singers
Talkin Fellas